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Chocolate Soul Presents: South of the Equator mixed by dj Smoove
March 24, 2019 11:43 AM PDT
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Well, here's another mix that I've been sitting on for quite some time. When I think of all the other types of music that come from countries south of the equator, they all have one thing in common: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. No matter what the style of the music is considered today, they all originated in the Motherland.

If you're fortunate to travel to these countries, take the time to take in the music culture. I can't wait to get to Cuba personally. Peace and I hope you enjoy what you hear.

(1)"Live Your Life For Today" ~ Elements of Life, Josh Milan, Louie Vega; (2)"Oasi" ~ Nipkoss, Luyo; (3)"Rhythm Is Life" ~ Doug Gomez, Soulzak; (4)"Titled Love" ~ Those Boys, Doug Gomez; (5)"La Vida" ~ Mi Casa; (6)"El Musica" ~ KB; (7)"Inspiracin Del Corazn" ~ Vick Lavender; (8)"Cuba Libre" ~ dj Angelo, Da Mike, Cristian Vinci; (9)"Mi Congo Te Llama" ~ Eddie Palmieri; (10)"Orisha Scat" ~ Myles Bigelow, Oveous, Maraca; (11)"Dope" ~ Giomorales

Chocolate Soul Presents: 74 Minutes of Bliss... Mixed by dj Smoove
March 17, 2019 09:30 PM PDT
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For close to 12 years since my "partner in crime" dj Vibe introduced me to The Rurals (Hello Nina lol) and a French dj named Cam, I've been on a mission to expose the residents of where I reside (Columbus, Ohio) to the sexier side of Lounge; Nu~Soul; Soulful House; and most recently Afro House music.

I've been fortunate to spin at an Upscale Cigar Lounge for the last 6 months, and I think the above styles of music fit the venue perfectly. I just hope I can continue to spin through the Summer.

This mix is an example of the style I would play early on in my set or during a day party, but you just might enjoy this mix during a ride out of town. Can't wait to visit the studio in Detroit soon!

I hope you dig what you hear, and let me know in the comments. #GoodMusicLives

(1)"Just Like Love" ~ Chieko Kinbara, Josh Milan; (2)"Zvinosiririsa" ~ Mzee; (3)"Upright Love" ~ E.O.L. Soulfrito; (4)"Dia de Sol" ~ DJ Kent, Jimmy Dudlu; (5)"A Better Way" ~ Wipe The Needle; (6)"Fly Away" ~ zOGRi; (7)"Falling" ~ Louie Vega ft. Nathan Adams; (8)"We Are One" ~ Black Coffee ft. Hugh Masekela; (9)"Lovely Day" ~ M.Caporale, Sean Ali, Pietro Nicosia; (10)"Change" ~ Monodeluxe ft. Jaidene Veda

Chocolate Soul presents: Sexy & Soulful Vol 10 mixed by dj Smoove
March 17, 2019 11:41 AM PDT
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Hello again, and thanks for tuning in. I recorded this at the Cigar Lounge, and was getting into it by the end. Man I wanted to spin til 2am.

I love Soulful House Music. Beautiful music arrangements, positive lyrics, and positive vibes. How can you not enjoy music like this? Can't wait to play in this in my ride.

Hope you dig the mix and there are more to come. #GoodMusicLives


(1)"I Like It" ~ Deep Xcapeft Oscar; (2)"Love Of My Life" ~ Wipe The Needle ft Sheree Hicks; (3)"Don't Leave Me" ~ Cee ElAssaad, Soultronixx, Unqle Chriz; (4)"All Of Me & All Of You" ~ Vick Lavender, Marcus Austin, Spike Rebel; (5)"Find My Way" ~ DJ Beloved, Tasha LaRae; (6)"What You Do For Me" ~ Lou Gorbea, Kenny Bobien; (7)"Resting Place" ~ Mark Francis, Aaron K Gray; (8)"Hamba" ~ DJ Micks ft. Lebohang; (9)"Is It Love" ~ Typheni; (10)"Love,Lies,Life" ~ Ollie Brooke ft Kylie Auldist & Damond Grant

Chocolate Soul presents: The Essential Soul of Joey Negro mixed by dj Smoove
March 11, 2019 05:56 AM PDT
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Another mix from the mind of Dino...

As I get older, I reminisce on the music my Aunts and Uncles would introduce me to when I spent time with them over the summers. My Uncle Alvin and Aunt Joanne in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, Aunt Rita and Uncle James in Flint, Michigan. I would sit in Aunt Gloria's car and act like I was driving with just the ignition switched on and jammin to her 8-Track collections. There were times we'd babysit ourselves while they went out, and my cousins and I would raid through their records. Miss those days... Anywho, I also wish I had access to music like this as a teenager, and after serving in the Army. Radio Stations are so limited based on where you live and if only at least for a Sunday (weekly) go back and teach folk all the music they may have never heard... Thanks Joey. I'll keep researching as long as I have a heartbeat. Hope you dig the mix.

(1) "Way Back When" ~ Brenda Russell (2) "Going Up In Smoke" ~ Eddie Kendricks (3) "Circles" ~ Atlantic Starr (4) "Straight From The Heart" ~ Loose Change (5) "You Know How To Love Me" ~ Phyllis Hyman (6) "Cosmic Lust" ~ Mass Production (7) "Come Go With Me" ~ Pockets (8) "Over & Over" ~ Ashford & Simpson (9) "Everybody Dance" ~ Chic (10) "Bad Mouthin" ~ Motown Sounds (11) "Message In Our Music" ~ The O'Jays

Chocolate Soul presents: Smoke, Sip, and Chill... mixed by dj Smoove
March 01, 2019 07:32 AM PST
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You ever sleep so well, the next morning you want to record a mix? It happens.

Since late September of 2018, I've been spinning at this upscale Cigar Lounge in Columbus, Ohio and for the longest, I've wanted to spin my version of Lounge Music.

So, here's an example of how I get down on Fridays and Saturdays...

I hope you enjoy the vibes, and come see me sometime at The Royale Cigar Lounge.


(1)"Wilderness" ~ Renee Dion; (2)"Just Love" ~ Erik Rico & Marc Mac; (3)"Yellow Daisies"(Nicola Conte Rework) ~ Fertile Ground; (4)"Betray My Heart" (Dino Soccio Edit) ~ D'Angelo; (5)"I Wasn't Kidding" ~ Angie Stone; (6)"Mastered The Art" (Nicola Conte Jet Sounds Remix) ~ Greyboy; (7)"Lovery" (Slow Cuban Vibe) ~ Kiko Navarro & Tuccillo ft. Amor; (8)"Tambores Te Llaman" ~ Osunlade ft Carlos Mena; (9)"Sending My Love" (Ian Wallace Remix) ~ Zhane; (10)"Rock With You" (Afro Brazilian Remix) ~ Michael Jackson ft Adam Rafferty; (11)"Found Love" (Shrine dj Vocal Mix) ~ Blaze; (12)"Breaking" ~ Tonic HD; (13)"Vibrations" (Devine Signature) ~ Children of Zeus

Chocolate Soul Presents: Sexy & Soulful Vol. 9 mixed by dj Smoove
February 24, 2019 06:09 PM PST
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Thanks for tuning in! I decided to hit the record button while spinning at the lounge on a Saturday night. Starts Soulful and ends with Afro House, and Sexy throughout. I hope you dig the mix and come see me sometime if you visit Columbus Ohio. Peace.

(1) "Make It Better" ~ Dakota; (2) "Our Love Is A Star" ~ Ralf GUM, Jocelyn Mathieu, MAQman; (3) "Heaven On Earth" ~ Gee; (4) "Simpatico" ~ dj Fudge, Hallex M, Omar; (5) "Surrender" ~ Reggie Steele; (6) "Stay Away" ~ Nathan Adams; (7) "I Got This Feeling" ~ Mr. O & Funk Deepstar ft. Ckenz Voucal; (8) "Show Me" ~ Darque, N'dinga Gaba, Zano; (9) "Sweetah" ~ Masaki Morii, Aaron K Gary; (10) "Set Me Free" ~ Mr. Funk Daddy ft dj Sue; (11) Afrika ~ Da Capo, Tshepo King

Chocolate Soul presents: Sounds of Sigma mixed by dj Smoove
February 24, 2019 01:29 PM PST
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Welcome to the first mix in a series dedicated to The Philly Soul Sound introduced to the world by the Legendary Music Icons: Gamble & Huff.

Curated by the one and only @blakfire40 (Dorian "Dino" Green) and mixed by yours truly. This was one tough mix being that most of these tracks are not quantized, but it was worth the struggle. Over the years we searched for outside of the ordinary re-edits and remixes from elite producers and djs such as Tom Moulton, Joey Negro, John Morales, Dimitri From Paris, and most recently from France: The Reflex.

More goodness to come as my man Dino is always searching for the tunes that represent his hometown of Philadelphia.

Feel free to spread the goodness, and as always: Good Music Lives.


(1) "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" ~ Lou Rawls; (2) "Nights Over Egypt" ~ The Jones Girls; (3) "Do It Any Way You Wanna" ~ People's Choice; (4) "Was That All It Was" ~ Jean Carn; (5) "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" ~ McFadden & Whitehead; (6) "That's What Love Does" ~ Vincent Montana Jr & The Philly Sound Orchestra ft. William "Smoke" Howard; (7) "The More I Get, The More I Want" ~ Teddy Pendergrass; (8) "Can We Come Together" ~ The Trammps; (9) "Hurt So Bad" ~ Philly Devotions; (10) "I Love Music" ~ The O'Jays

Chocolate Soul presents: Nu~Soul Mix Vol. 14 mixed by dj Smoove
October 10, 2018 02:59 AM PDT
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Needed something new to rock in the ride, so why not make a mix. I hope you dig what you hear and feel free to share what ya heard: Good Music Lives. Peace.

(1) Wake Up This Day ft. Jordan Rakei ~ Tom Misch (2) Waiting 4 Ya ~ Phonte & Eric Roberson (3) I Wonder ft IamDDB & Fox ~ The Mouse Outfit (4) Troubles Gonna Bring Me Down {Tall Black Guy Remix} ~ The Milk (5) Falling In Love ~ Nina Rae of Innosphere (6) Love Star ft PJ ~ Common (7) Icarus (Tall Black Guy ft 80's Babies (8) Thru The Night ~ Phonte & Eric Roberson (9) Bahia Affair {Moods Remix} ~ REdefinition (10) Marvin's Mood ~ Stro Elliot (11) I Want You ~ The Avila Brothers (12) Right Here ft Dwele ~ DJ Mitsu the Beats (13) Why Don't You ~ Cleo Sol (14) I Will Never Know ft Moonchild ~ Tall Black Guy (15) Deep Sleep {Axis Remix} ~ Sy Smith (16) Complexity ft Jill Scott ~ The Roots (17) How I Feel ft Sam Wills ~ Moods (18) Keep Lovin' ft Carlitta Durand {Eric Lau Remix} ~ Freddie Joachim (19) Gimme SUM ft Common ~ Omar

Chocolate Soul presents: Sexy & Soulful Vol. 8
August 19, 2018 07:42 PM PDT
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As promised, here's another Soulful House Music mix...

This is a taste of what we spin Monthly at The Lincoln Cafe at 740 E Long Street. If anyone ever asks you what is Soulful House Music, this would be a great example.

I hope you enjoy the vibes, and spread the good word to those who aren't familiar. Soul music lives in the King Lincoln District in Columbus, Ohio.

(1) Love (Vocal) ~ Wipe the Needle & Sheree Hicks; (2) Never Be Alone (The SoulLab Remix) ~ Nathan Adams, Sabrina Joy, Sean McCabe; (3) Freedom (Manoo Remix) ~ Nathan Adams, Sabrina Joy, Sean McCabe (4) Freedom (Manoo Remix) ~ TAOLA; (5) All It Takes ~ Sir Lsg, Zano; (6) This Is America {dj Smoove1967 Re-Edit} ~ Childish Gambino (Salah Ananse Afro Soul Remix) (7) Words (Yoruba Soul Mix) ~ AbysSoul feat. Sio; (8) Tiptoe (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix) ~ Trevor Lawrence (9) Distant Lover (Terry Hunter Distant Club Mix) ~ Terisa Griffin, Terry Hunter (10) Tonight We Ride (Louie Vega Remix) ~ DJ Spinna, Phonte, Louie Vega (11) Skyy (Tribe Vocal Mix) ~ Zepherin Saint

Chocolate Soul presents: Outside the Box ~ Mixed by dj Smoove1967
July 25, 2018 10:18 PM PDT
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Welp, I've been sitting on this project for a while, and finally had time to make it. This mix is just for me, but I always share. More on the Lounge/Jazzy tip and I dropped an Afrosoul joint to get me ready to start that series later this year.

If you dig it, let me know and spread the good word: #GoodMusicLives

Thanks for listening. Peace

(1) The Look of Love {The Redsoul Remix} ~ Dionne Warwick; (2) I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own {Opolopo Rework} ~ Sandy Barber; (3) Orisa {Atjazz Remix} ~ Giles Peterson's Havana; (4) Oasis Resolution {Atjazz Remix} ~ Mike Steva (5) I Didn't Know ~ dj Romain ft Nedelka; (6) Passionate Breeze ~ M. Caporale, Sean Ali; (7) Hermeto ~ Sue Avenue; (8) Enchantment ~ Atjazz; (9) 1960 What? {Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub} ~ Gregory Porter; (10) Angie La La La (Ay Ay Ay Ay) {Yoruba Soul Remix} ~ Zara Mcfarlane ft. Leron Thomas (11) Mirror Dance {Yoruba Soul Remix} ~ Afefe Iku ft. Oveous Maximus

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