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I have been working on this special edition of my OrsiiCast for a while now, and it is a bit longer than my usual ones. As some of you know, I have always considered music to be my one true love. I relate so many, if not all, of my happiest moments in life to a song, an album or a certain artist. Music makes me feel complete and it has played a major role in shaping me into the person I am today, for good and for worse.

This Musical Love Letter (Vol.1) includes a lot artists that have had a big influence on me, artists that have touched my heart and soul, artists that I now consider a part of me, beats and melodies that form my Orsi universe .

I’ll never forget discovering the likes of Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Al Green (to name a very few) in my fathers record collection and being blown away by their music. They lead me on a path where I discovered artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Jill Scott. Of course, as time goes by, I keep discovering more and more amazing music, and some of these discoveries also form part of this special edition podcast.

So without any further ado, I will let you get on with the listening. Enjoy! Much love x

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Tracklisting for Musical Love Letter (Vol.1):

01. Bullion – God Only Knows
02. Joy Jones – Be My Husband
03. Mos Def – Love
04. Encore – Love & Hate (Mellow Drama) (The Nextmen Remix)
05. Exile – Love Line
06. A Tribe Called Quest – Common Ground (Get It Goin’ On)
07. Oddisee – Soul Clap Feat. Aziz, Jean Grae, Phonte & Josh Collins
08. Danger Mouse – I’ma DooMee (Love Letter) Feat. Jemini
09. Hi-Tek – Get Ta Steppin’ Feat. Mos Def & Vinia Mojica
10. The Dynamics – Feel Like Making Love
11. D’Angelo – Heaven Must Be Like This (Live)
12. Natural Self – In The Morning (Paul White Remix)
13. 1000names – Beauty Surrounds You
14. Count Bass D – I Love You
15. Erykah Badu – Searching (Live)
16. Wizdom – I’m So In Love With You
17. Jill Scott – It’s Love
18. Talib Kweli – In The Mood Feat. Kanye West & Roy Ayers
19. J Dilla – Love
20. Al Green – L-O-V-E (Love)
21. Nina Simone – To Love Somebody
22. Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
23. Ray Charles – You Are My Sunshine
24. Stevie Wonder – At Last


Here we are again with yet another OrsiiCast. I might not have been aware of it when I first selected the tunes for this new podcast, but it very much represents how I have been feeling lately. Some ups & some downs, fussing & fighting, smiling & loving, a bit like this mix.  It includes some new tunes from Sa Ra Creative Partners, Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro and Lee Fields & The Expressions to name a few, and some old goodies like Dusty Springfield’s “Spooky” and one of my favourite tracks, “Why Can’t There Be Love”, with Dee Edwards. The photo used for this mid-summer edition was taken by my new work colleague and friend Chris, who has a very cool website and takes pretty goddamn amazing pictures. Have a look at his stuff here and follow his tweets here! And with that I will round off, but if you have any requests or recommendations for the coming podcast, or if you feel like sharing your opinion, leave me a comment! Enjoy.

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Tracklisting for OrsiiCast 6:

01. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – How Do You Let A Good Man Down?
02. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Money I$ King
03. Kylie Auldist – Ship Inside A Bottle
04. Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love
05. The Coup – My Favorite Mutiny
06. Galactic – And I’m Out Feat. Mr Lif
07. Afu Ra – Voodoo Child Feat. DJ Cam (DJ Premier Remix)
08. Sa Ra Creative Partners – Bitch Baby
09. Dusty Springfield – Spooky
10. J Dilla – Light My Fire
11. Stevie Wonder – Light My Fire
12. Dojo Cuts – Mama Told Me Feat. Roxie Ray
13. Quantic And His Combo Bárbaro – I Just Fell In Love Again Feat. Kabir
14. Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
15. John Robinson – All Behind Me Feat. Tiffany Paige
16. Madlib – Please Set Me at Ease
17. LTC – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

OrsiiCast 5

I am finally BACK ladies and gentlemen, delivering some new tunes in the form of my 5th official OrsiiCast! Sorry for the long wait, but as you know, there has been a lot going on. However, during the long wait, we have somehow slipped into the month of May and hopefully with some nice weather approaching, I thought I would put together a little mix perfect for outdoor activities in the sun, such as BBQ’s or perhaps a lazy day in the park. This baby is packed with some funky goodness, a few old ones, a couple of newish ones, and plenty booty shaking ones. I think this quote from the beginning of a James Brown song fits in rather well with the essance of this podcast:

– What you ‘gon play now?
– Bobby, I don’t know… But what eva I play, its got to be funky!

And with those words from the funkmaster himself, I will leave you to it. Enjoy my friends!

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Tracklisting for OrsiiCast 5:

01. Earth, Wind & Fire – Getaway
02. The Jackson Sisters – I Believe In Miracles
03. Rufus Thomas – Itch And Scratch part. 1
04. Big Daddy Moochin’ – No Rest For The Wicked
05. The Bamboos – Tighten Up!
06. The Apples – Chemical Sniffer
07. Mr. Scruff – Vibrate
08. Freda Payne – Unhooked Generation
09. Speedometer – Hustle The Mustle
10. Quincy Jones – I Heard That
11. Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues
12. The J.B.’s – Watermelon Man
13. Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
14. Lefties Soul Connection – Paul Newman
15. Surreal and DJ Balance – A Car And A Job
16. The Dap Kings – Nervous Like Me
17. The New Mastersounds – You Got It All
18. Lettuce – Salute