GB11: My DJ playlist

On the last night of Greenbelt, I did some DJing on the Mainstage – or as I like to think of it, I was Mavis Staples’ “warm-up guy”. And Ron Sexsmith’s. And Kate Rusby’s. And…(you get the picture)

I didn’t do a straight DJ set as such; more a lot of mini-sets in the changeover period between bands. It was still fun, though. These are the songs I played (in no particular order):

  • I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  • Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Sonho de Verao – Max de Castro
  • You Get What You Give – New Radicals (which got a “thumbs-up” from Iain Archer’s drummer)
  • Olvidalo – Brownout (which I had to stop playing because it was distorting the system)
  • Perry – New Cool Collective
  • ‘Bout a Thang – Tonex
  • Enete – Son Veneno
  • Pjanoo – Eric Prydz
  • Bukom Mashie – Yaaba Funk
  • Seven Nation Army (dubstep remix) – the White Stripes
  • Zouk! – T-Kolai
  • Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
  • Skallelujah – Joe Ferry
  • People Get Ready – Kevin Max
  • Looking For You – Kirk Franklin
  • Gimme Some More – the JBs
  • Harvest for the World – Isley Brothers
  • Babete – Som Brazil
  • Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield

Greenbelt: my DJ playlist

Here’s the playlist for my two-hour DJ set last night in the Blue Nun wine bar (or, as a friend of mine cruelly dubbed it, “Madonna’s Bra”).

Theme from Enter the Dragon – Lalo Schifrin
Positively Beautiful – Lewis Taylor
A Historia… – Max de Castro
10 Amp Fuse – Soulus
Olvidalo – Brownout
Ya Hand – Dele Sosimi
Shoe Shine – Siphamandia “Spha” Bembe
Emboscada – Vico C
Idemo Dalje – Speed Caravan
Lo que Traigo es Flow – Funky
Skallelujah – Joe Ferry
Seven Nation Army – the Dynamics
Out of the Blue – Caleb Quaye & the Faculty
Perry – New Cool Collective
Minha Fantasia (It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over) – So Pra Contrariar
Kiseki – Kana Uemura
Amor de Carnaval – Daniela Mercury & Gilberto Gil
Valio la Pena – Marc Anthony
Josephine Brown (Psycho remix) – Sonnyboy
Sweet 2 My Soul – Dana Divine
Madan – Salif Keita vs. Martin Solveig
VIP (Fire Island Dub) – GusGus
San Ayen – Kassav’
Sarama – Vieux Farka Touré
Move on Up – Angelique Kidjo featuring John Legend
You Are, You Are – Curtis Mayfield
Looking For You – Kirk Franklin
Church Music – the David Crowder Band
Hip Teens Don’t Wear Blue Jeans – the Frank Popp Ensemble

Things I nearly played, but didn’t:

That Lady – Isley Bros
It’s a Disco Night – Isley Bros
Back Room – Siphamandia “Spha” Bembe

And a couple I wanted to play, only to realise I hadn’t brought them with me:

Success – Paradise
World’s Midnight – Paradise

A playlist to bring you calm and put you in a good state of mind as you travel in to work on a gloomy-looking midweek morning

(Well, it worked for me this morning)

  • Life Giving Water – Judson Spence
  • Kindly Unspoken – Kate Voegele
  • People get Ready – Kevin Max & Erica Campbell
  • Peaceful Waters – Lain
  • Black Box – Nash
  • Pretty Wings – Maxwell
  • Positively Beautiful – Lewis Taylor
  • Now – Nubrownsoul (aka Paul Ewing)
  • Take Your Time – Al Green & Corinne Bailey Rae
  • A Historia (with a ludicrously looong title!) – Max de Castro

Greenbelt ’09: My DJ Playlist

These are the tunes I played during my DJ slot in the Blue Nun wine bar on Monday night:

  1. Emagbo – Afroganic
  2. Lobhalaza – Siphamandia ‘Spha’ Bembe
  3. A Historia… – Max de Castro
  4. Adouma – Angelique Kidjo
  5. A Minha Fantasia (It Ain’t Over) – So Pra Contrariar
  6. Isto e Kuduro – Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System featuring Zoca Zoca
  7. Can’t Stop – Greenjade & MV
  8. I Sing – Victizzle
  9. En Mi Puertorro – Andy Montañez feat. Voltio
  10. Levanto Tu Nombre – Waldo Badel & Orquesta Horeb Internacional
  11. Josephine Brown – Sonnyboy
  12. Travelling On – Sam Payne
  13. Welcome – Isaiah Katumwa
  14. Picking Up Where We Left Off – James Taylor’s 4th Dimension
  15. Righteous – Dag
  16. Crazy – Liquid
  17. Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango
  18. Sanyu – Isaiah Katumwa
  19. Baba Rere – Kunle Ayo