As promised, I am back with a fresh selection of great tunes, just in time to lay down the soundtrack for the coming week (which hopefully will be as sunny as previous one). The 4th edition is a nice blend of soulful sounds, funky beats and warm harmonies. It includes Speech Debelle’s latest single “The Key”, two amazing tracks from Mayer Hawthorne and The County (my latest obsession “Maybe So, Maybe No” being one of them), and a mix I made of one of my favourite songs of all time, California Soul by Marlena Shaw, plus one of the best remixes I have heard of the same song (by Diplo if anybody is interested). I had some major technical difficulties making this podcast, not to mention the difficulties I had actually uploading it. However, it is now here, for all of you to enjoy. So turn up your speakers and press play, this little bad boy deserves a bit of extra volume.

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Tracklisting for OrsiiCast 4:

01. Marlena Shaw – California Soul (Orsii Mix)
02. Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Waiting For Your Touch
03. Katalyst – Say What You Feel Feat. Stephanie McKay
04. The New Mastersounds – Hey Fela Feat. Laura Vane (Diesler Remix)
05. Blame One – Wonder Why Feat. Blu & Exile
06. Indigo Jam Unit – Back Shot
07. Nuyorican Soul – Black Gold of the Sun (4Hero Remix)
08. Quasimoto – Real Eyes
09. Dagha – She Left
10. Mayer Hawthorne and The County – When I Said Goodbye
11. Jay Dee – Think Twice
12. Erykah Badu – Back In The Day (Puff)
13. Speech Debelle – The Key
14. All Good Funk Alliance – Stilled Life
15. Mayer Hawthorne and The County – Maybe So, Maybe No

Evening! Sorry for the poor updates, but nothing is really happening in my life at the moment. At least nothing exciting worth mentioning. Oh, apart from the lovely weather we have been having. Sunshine all the way baby! I have been working on the new podcast, should be up this weekend if it all goes to plan. Although I am a bit frustrated. First of all, I have been asked to speak on them, and I don’t know whether or not that is a good idea… I mean, I am good at speaking (as some of you might know haha) but the question is, would anybody willingly listen to my randomness? Second of all, I have gotten a few obsessions music wise, only problem is, I CAN’T BLOODY FIND THEM ANYWHERE! One song that I have been listening to on repeat is Mayer Hawthorne’s latest single (that has been played on both Benji B’s 1Xtra show & Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show) “Maybe So, Maybe No”. I have been going to his MySpace page to listen to the track, (which by the way has been on repeat for at least 2 hours every day this past week). I did find it on YouTube, but it has already been taken down due to copyright issues. Although the original from The New Holidays is good too. You can have a listen below (but it’s still not the same! I want the Mayer Hawthorne version so badly it hurts my soul!)

Another obsession (thanks to Mr. Peterson) this week has been Indigo Jam Unit,a Japanese jazz band. I have an LP from 2007 called “Demonstration”, but they have released an LP with only Common tracks, AND IT IS FUCKING AMAZING! I’ve tried buying that as well, but can only find it as a CD (I want it in mp3) on silly Japanese websites where I don’t understand the signs, on English-Japanese sites where it would cost me around 20 pounds plus shipping, OR it has been sold out/is out of stock. I feel like screaming! I did find some of the tracks on YouTube if you want to have a listen.

“Be” (from Common’s album “Be”)

If anybody can hook me up with either of these, or at least tell me where the hell I can get hold of them I would be forever grateful! It is a bit annoying having to go to MySpace or YouTube to be able to listen to the tracks, especially when I’m at work because it looks like I’m not doing any work. And also, I’d like to be able to listen to them when I’m not by my computer…

Ok, I think I have bored you enough now with my music problems. I should get on with selecting the tracks for the new podcast. Give me a shout if you want me to talk on the next one. I need to try out my crappy mic and check if it’s actually possible. Hope you have a nice Friday evening! Much love!

I have been waiting for some sunshine in order to upload this latest podcast, since spring and sunshine was my inspiration when I made it. But after having it ready for almost 2 weeks, and no sunshine, I thought I would upload it anyway. Who knows, it might bring out the sun if you play it. Although I must admit, I did some last minute changes to it… But only because I got some new music that I thought worked perfectly with the tracks I already had. So yes, now it feels complete and I do hope you will like it as much as I do! To be fair, there are some pretty damn good songs on there. A new tune off Bullion’s latest EP “Young Heartache”, a very recent obsession from Hudson Mohawke, and some general feel good music.  So come on people, put a smile on your pretty little faces and let’s celebrate the wonderful season that goes by the name of  Spring!

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Tracklisting for OrsiiCast 3:

01. Shirley Bassey – Spinning Wheel
02. Elizabeth Shepherd – Reversed (Circle Research Demo Version)
03. The Bamboos – Get In The Scene Feat. Ohmega Watts
04. Q-Tip – Wont Trade
05. Bullion – Time for Us All to Love
06. Flying Lotus – Beautifulaccidents
07. Hudson Mohawke – Come Get It
08. Hot 8 Brass Band – Get Up (Diesler Remix)
09. Kutiman – Music Is Ruling My World (DJ Day Remix)
10. The Budos Band – Budos Theme
11. Laura Vane & the Vipertones – Steam
12. Orgone – Funky Nassau
13. TM Juke – Melodic Stroll Feat. Bread & Water
14. People Under The Stairs – You
15. Lewis Parker – Sunny Dedications Feat. Profound