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01.  Message From The Tribe – Beneficent
02.  John Arnold feat. Malik Alston – Inside
03.  Mark de Clive-Lowe feat. Abdul Shyllon – Relax…Unwind (Main Mix)
04.  Shaun Escoffery – Let It Go (Jazzanova Vocal Mix)
05.  Jinadu – Turning The Tide (Jimpster Remix)
06.  Amp Fiddler – Possibilities (Ron Trent Vocal Mix)
07.  Tortured Soul – I Might Do Something Wrong (Osunlade Lonely Mix)
08.  DJ Spinna feat. Shaun Escoffery – Music In Me (Vocal Mix)
09.  Soul Central feat. Christopher Hall – My Vow (Vocal Mix)
10.  Roy Davis Jr. feat. Ayro – I Know What You’re Thinking (Version 2)
11.  Kyoto Jazz Massive feat. Victor Davies – Deep In Your Mind
12.  Makoto feat. Cleveland Watkiss – Time (Original Mix)
13.  DJ Marky & XRS feat. Vikter Duplaix – Moments Of Lust
14.  Lyman Woodard Organization – Creative Musicians

I made this mix in 2004 as a follow up to my “A Love Supreme” four-CD mix, and stayed with the same Broken Beat, Nu Jazz, House, and Drum & Bass genres.  I only used soulful vocal tracks for “Fresh”.  Since some of the artists in this mix were from Detroit (e.g., John Arnold, Malik Alston, Amp Fiddler, and Ayro), I wanted to somehow link everything together with a Detroit theme… hence the usage of the 1967 Detroit riot reporting (from a WJR “year in review” vinyl record) and the Message From The Tribe and Lyman Woodard Organization songs.

The beginning and end parts about the riot don’t really fit well with the vibe of the music in the mix, but I thought that the “soul brother” part from the news footage worked really well.  Plus, for the mix CD artwork, I used a picture of two soldiers walking by a store front in Detroit with “soul brother” graffiti on it (see the banner at the top of this site).  That photo is pretty hardcore!  Besides, I figured that it couldn’t hurt to interject and force a little bit of history and knowledge upon the so-called apathetic generations of music listeners.


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