March 05, 2014 06:00 PM PST
I Can Imagine - March 5 2014 - Show 53 - Enrichment a/k/a Self Love and Preservation
Get Up - Blaze
Journey Into Satchidananda - Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Saunders
A Day In The Life - Wes Montgomery
Lush Life (Vocal) - John Coltrane
Life Has Its Trials - Dorothy Ashby
Antartica - JoGoldie & Pawcut
Superstar - Lauryn Hill
Self Love - Jaguar Wright
Way Of Life (Featuring Bajka) - Aaron Jerome
Find A Way - Wendel Patrick
Joys Of Life - Chezz The Bumpshop
Cloud 98 3/4 - Dobie featuring Ninety-9
Oblighetto (J Dilla) - J Dilla
Brown Baby [Dj Reverend P] - Diana Ross
Otherworldly - Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio
Jesus Children - Robert Glasper Experiment Feat. Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Fast Car (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Soul Remix) - Tracy Chapman
Kalimba Tune - Ajello
So Good Today (Yoruba Soul Remix) - Ben Westbeech
Life Feat. Half Pint - Miguel Migs
In My Lifetime (Feat. Tamara Wellons) [Yoruba Soul Dub] - Ezel
Rhythm Of Life (King Britt Remix) - Kindred The Family Soul
The show is called "I Can Imagine" and airs on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm on WURD, 900 on your A.M. dial or by internet from http://900amwurd.com/
February 26, 2014 05:58 PM PST
Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 5-2 - February 26 2014 on WURD900 Philadelphia - Proceed and Continue
Get Up - Blaze - 25 Years Later
Possibility (2nd Movement) - The Roots - Undun
The Roots Is Comin' - The Roots - Organix
Essaywhuman?!!!!! - The Roots - Organix
Intro/There's Something Goin' On - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
Proceed - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
Star - The Roots - The Tipping Point
A Peace Of Light [feat. Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian, Haley Dekle] - The Roots - How I Got Over
Act Too (Love Of My Life) - The Roots - Things Fall Apart
What They Do - The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
Peace - The Roots - Organix
In The Music [feat. Malik B., Porn] - The Roots - Game Theory
Don't Feel Right [feat. Maimouna Youssef] - The Roots - Game Theory
Bread And Butter [featuring Truck North] - The Roots - Game Theory
Water - The Roots - Phrenology
Can't Stop This - The Roots - Game Theory
Now Or Never [feat. Phonte, Dice Raw] - The Roots - How I Got Over
Good Music - The Roots - Organix
The Session (Intro) - The Roots - Organix
The Next Movement - The Roots - Things Fall Apart
Sacrifice (Live on BBC Radio One's Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson) - The Roots - Home Grown! The Beginner's Guide To Understanding The Roots Volume 2
Rising Up [feat. Wale, Chrisette Michele] - The Roots - Rising Down
Lost Desire [feat. Malik B., Talib Kweli] - The Roots - Rising Down
Do You Want More?!!!??! - The Roots - Do You Want More?!!!??!
Unwritten [feat. Mercedes Martinez] - The Roots - Rising Down
Long Time [feat. Peedi Peedi, Bunny Sigler] - The Roots - Game Theory
Waok (Ay) Rollcall [feat. Ursula Rucker] - The Roots - Phrenology
The Seed (2.0) - The Roots - Phrenology
Din Da Da - The Roots - The Tipping Point
How I Got Over - The Roots - How I Got Over
Finality (4th Movement) - The Roots - Undun
Dear God 2.0 [feat. Monsters Of Folk] - The Roots - How I Got Over
The Fire [feat. John Legend] - The Roots - How I Got Over
2 supporting inspirations:
One - I was telling my mom about the Roots making it from playing music on a South Street corner to becoming a band that travelled all over the U.S. and the world and is now the house band of the new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She wasn't aware of them and their journey. One idea behind this is a Roots mix for the older generations.
Two - I imagined this scenario between a Dad and his son. Dad's hipping son to the Hip Hop of his day. Thanks to a cool mix from a DJ named Marv, Dad played his boy the entire mix on a drive from Philadelphia to New York (because they scored tickets to the Tonight Show).
After each and every song, son asked "That's them too?"
"Yes, that's them too," smiled Dad.
"They sound so different, every song," the boy with the eager ears said.
"Well, they are musicians and their main voice, Black Thought, what a name eh(?), he's more than a rapper, he raps poetry, stories, information and encouragement."
"I thought rappers just talked about themselves and how they the best," said son.
"They are best at self-aggrandizement, I always needed more son," taught Dad.
(The Seed 2.0 starts playing)
"Oh who is this? Are we finished listening to the Roots," asked son.
"That's them too," beamed Dad while reaching for the + sign on the volume control.
"Wow, that's them too," said son with a voice that trailed off as he looked out the window and saw New York City on the horizon.
(Narrator: "Each time [son] asked "That's them too," in his mind's eye, heart & soul and deep in his consciousness, he was actually saying, "That's me too. That's me too. That's me, too. That's me.")
The show is called "I Can Imagine" and airs on Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm on WURD, 900 on your A.M. dial or by internet from http://900amwurd.com/
February 21, 2014 05:48 PM PST
Sometimes I walk in the room and I have this irrational urge to explode what I know and have done and splatter it like Pollack to create a brand new picture. Without degradation to expectations, new combinations abound, hence expanding the experience. Another level of satisfaction is embedded in my aim to please.
A lot of eyes closed, head nod in the affirmative with a smile moments throughout this evening. Good taste recognizing great flavor.
I don't look at what I'm going to play next, I think of what I'm going to mix next. I conjure it on the screen behind my eyes, then I execute it in real time, in front of people. Performance art: putting together a puzzle made of what you can't see but you can feel.
That's the Jazz in me. Hear how I get jazzy up in Harlem at the Red Rooster.
Recorded on February 20, 2014. Springtime is coming.
6:55 and 9:25 on this explains my method and technique: http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-10T04_38_03-07_00
Thank you DJ Emskee for the words "Fundamental brilliance." Check out his brilliance here: http://www.fatbeats.com/products/emskee-e-the-5th-the-marc-smith-lp-vinyl-lp and here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-marc-smith-lp/id784802099
October 29, 2013 07:54 PM PDT
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Midnight Groove -Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra
Rise & Shine - Ross Couch
Eric B For President - Eric B & Rakim
Go Uptown - Da Hitmen
One Love - Shimi Sonic
The Knowledge - Janet Jackson
Spinning Wheel - Blood Sweat Tears
Harlem River Drive - Elements Of Life
Pastime Paradise - Elements Of Life
Native New Yorker - Odyssey
Fire - Ohio Players
Tribute - The Pasadenas
Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees
A Night In New York - Rocketeers
Make It - B-Jam
Music - One Way featuring Al Hudson
Love & Happiness - Al Green
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
Get Lucky - The Get Up
Africa - MC Edits
Hurt Me - Ill Advised
October 14, 2013 01:32 PM PDT
Safety Dance - J Dilla
Body to Body Boogie - Orlando Riva Sound
Wishing - Late Night Tuff Guy
She Keeps It Tight - Darabi
Satisfy - Sellouts
Looking Up To You - the Revenge
Love Will Find A Way - Lionel Richie (Super Fuzz 3000 Edit)
Shape - Darren Clark
I Know A Place - Nicholas
Feeling You (feat Stevie Wonder - Henrik Schwarz dub) - Omar
Island Time - Pharaohs
Winning - Sun Palace
Nights Over Egypt - Jones Girls
Keep The Fire Burning - Gwen McCrae
Do It One More Time - Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee
Dazz - Brick
Give Me The Night - George Benson
I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates
Lose Yourself To Dance - Daft Punk (V Daft And The Dafter edit)
Memory Lane - Darren Clark
Music Is Made For Love - Katzuma
Heartache #9 - Delegation
Luv Hangover - (Jean Claude Gavri Filthy re-rub)
Twinkle - The Sunburst Band (Idjut Boys Mix)
Burnin' Up - Beaten Space Probe
Love Sensation - Loleatta Holloway
This Time Baby - Jackie Moore
Boogie (Uraz Kurt Abstract remix) - Uptown Funk Empire
Your Body - Vanilla Ace
Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
All My Love - Samir Maslo
Photo credit (& venue): http://www.sohohouseny.com/
More Soho House visions:
November 14, 2012 09:27 AM PST
Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones
Key To The Highway - Don Covay & J. Lemon Blues
I'll Go Crazy - James Brown And His Famous Flames
Don't Know Why I Love You - Jackson 5
Down Home Girl - Original - Alvin Robinson
Dust My Broom - Elmore James
She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
Mercy, Mercy - Don Covay
Good Times - Sam Cooke
Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Rolling Stones
Get Off Of My Cloud - The Rolling Stones
Buddy's Blues Part 1 - Buddy Guy
Oh Baby - Little Walter
Ooh Pooh Pah Doo Pt. 1 & 2 - Jessie Hill
Happy - The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
On The Road Again - Canned Heat
Juke - Little Walter
Jivin' Time - King Curtis
Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman
Back In The USA - Chuck Berry
Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry
I'm Ready - Fats Domino
Ain't Got No Home - Clarence “Frogman” Henry
Come On - The Rolling Stones
Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey - Little Richard
The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Mick Jagger featuring Raphael Saadiq
Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
Gimmie Shelter - The Rolling Stones (A Bold&Brave Extension)#
She Said Yeah! - Larry Williams
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Little Richard
My Generation - The Who
Ready Teddy - Little Richard
I'm All Right - Bo Diddley
Mannish Boy (Live) - Muddy Waters
The Night Time Is the Right Time - Ray Charles
Get Your Yas Yas Out - Blind Boy Fuller
Do The Do - Howlin' Wolf with Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts
Rip This Joint - The Rolling Stones
Shake Your Hips - The Rolling Stones
Shake Your Hips - Slim Harpo
Who Do You Love - Bo Diddley
Rock At the Philharmonic - Chuck Berry
All Around The World - Little Richard
I'm Alright - The Rolling Stones
Beast Of Burden - The Rolling Stones
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Time Is On My Side (Stereo Ver. 2) - The Rolling Stones
You Can Make It If You Try/Have Faith - Gene Allison
Angie - The Rolling Stones
Till The Next Goodbye - The Rolling Stones
Thank you HBO and management of the Rolling Stones for electing me to preside over the music for the post screening party for their documentary entitled Crossfire Hurricane.
Earlier this same day The Rolling Stones also released "GRRR!" - a 3/4 disc set of remastered classics with a couple of new tunes. http://www.rollingstones.com/grrr/
This night need to sound celebratory. Celebrating 50 years of the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll with plenty of doses of soul. Members of the band wanted a night about them to also celebrate the artists that influenced them. There was a moment in the evening while the 3rd of 3 Rolling Stone's songs in-a-row was playing and Mick sent over a friend to let me know that I was doing alright with the soul and more heaping doses please.
They kept on with the keep on, the rock on, the get your groove on, and the c'mon.
Roll on...play on.
Stones fans, sure, fantasize about what you would've played...there are so many more songs that I wanted to play, but again, this night was about them and what they wanted to hear and represent...
"You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need"
#(A Bold&Brave Extension)
October 30, 2013 03:16 PM PDT
Houston In Harlem
A Special Event at Ginny's Supper Club hosted by the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau | October 16 2013
Outside Looking In - Roy Gaines
Fever - Ronnie Laws
Friends And Strangers - Ronnie Laws
Superman Lover - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
Strokin' (Pts. I & II) - Leon Haywood
A Little Less Conversation - Guitar Shorty
Let My Guitar Do The Talking - Guitar Shorty
Can I Get A Witness (Single Version) - Barbara Randolph
Nothing From Nothing (Album Version) - Billy Preston
Déjà Vu (Instrumental) - Beyoncé
Mama Said (Straight Ahead Mix) - Carleen Anderson
Always There - Ronnie Laws And Pressure
Street Life - The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford
Best Cookies [in the Neighborhood] - Ron Levy-Karl Denson-Melvin Sparks
Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
I Can't Stop Dancing - Archie Bell & The Drells
Wonderful World - Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
Midnight At The Oasis - Hubert Laws
Superfly - Rueben Wilson, Garnett Brown, Melvin Sparks, Bob Cranshaw, Ray Armando
I Wish - Todd Terry Remix - Kashmere Stage Band
I'm Going Back To Houston - Guitar Shorty
Here - Johnny Griffin & Matthew Gee
House Party - Pete Mayes
Kidney Stew - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
Twist City - Johnny Griffin & Matthew Gee
I Decided - Pt. 1 - Solange
The Walkin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
Everybody Loves My Baby - Sippie Wallace
Take the A Train - Arnett Cobb
Honeysuckle Rose - Illinois Jacquet
Flying Home (From "Party Time") - Arnett Cobb, Art Taylor, Ray Barretto, Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall
Got The Boogie - Roy Gaines
New York Boogie - Lightnin' Hopkins
Boogie Woogie Teenage - Don Julian
Route 66 - Roy Gaines
Hot & Saucy, Short & Grand - Otis Grand & Guitar Shorty
Super Strut Pt. 1 - (Kenny Dope Remix) - Kashmere Stage Band
Let's Groove - Archie Bell & The Drells
Don't Push It Don't Force It (Album Version) - Leon Haywood
There Are Many Stops Along The Way - Joe Sample
On my block Instrumental - Scarface
Chop That Bbq - Herman Matthews
Crazy In Love (Instrumental) - Beyoncé
Love On Top - Beyonce Knowles
F.T.B. - Robert Glasper
Harlem Nocturne - Illinois Jacquet
Lullaby In Black - Horace Tapscott
Gymnopedie #1 - Hubert Laws
http://www.marcussamuelsson.com/about-last-night/harlem-hosts-houston-for-a-chef-battle + http://redroosterharlem.com/ + http://www.ginnyssupperclub.com/
January 31, 2014 08:17 AM PST
Commemorating the New York / New Jersey Super Bowl, Marcus Samuuelsson presents a playlist of music that all of your friends and family can enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday.
Just under 3 hours of music, this can serve as your pre-game, during game and post-game atmosphere. If you start playing the mix around 3:30pm (EST), by the time you hear Frank Sinatra singing, it's just about gametime.
We bet that fans of the team that wins the big game will enjoy this mix forever!
Cheers to your team, cheers to you.
The Star Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston & The Florida Orchestra
We Will Rock You - Queen
The Man - Aloe Blacc
L´Estasi Dell´Oro (From the Good, the Bad, the Ugly) [Bandini Remix] - Ennio Morricone
Wilson - Phish
We're A Winner [Live] - Curtis Mayfield
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Let The Good Times Roll - Ray Charles
Get On The Good Foot - James Brown
Mannish Boy - Jimi Hendrix
Let The Beat Hit 'Em - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
The Power - Snap!
This Must Be The Place (Psychemagik Naive Edit) - Talking Heads
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Immortal Version) - Michael Jackson
Let's Work - Prince
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Can You Feel It - The Jacksons
Ride Like The Wind - Christopher Cross
Pick Me Up - Wattie Green
Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
I'm A Man - Chicago
Rock The Casbah [The Reflex Revision) - The Clash
Jump - Van Halen
Rock & Roll, Pt. 2 - Gary Glitter
Nowhere To Run - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Instant Replay - Dan Hartman
Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Vertigo - U2
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix) - Jimmy Smith
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Fire (Live 10/12/68 Winterland, San Francisco, CA) - Jimi Hendrix
Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Young Turks - Rod Stewart
On Broadway - George Benson
Theme From New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Sets by Qool DJ Marv recorded live at Red Rooster Harlem (NY, USA)
August 25, 2013 09:08 AM PDT
80 degrees and sunny and what you will hear and enjoy is what was played on a perfect late summer New York City afternoon on the rooftop of the Soho House.
Different strokes for different folks
The Swimming Pool - Lalo Schifrin
Quiller - Quiller
Why Not - Carly Simon (Groove Motion)
Shadow Dancing - Bee Gees (Disco Tech)
Rise - Herb Alpert (Daz Rise Up Edit)
Another Thing - Amerie
Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me - Peter Brown (Keep Schtum)
You Got Me Groovin' [Don't Stop The Music] - Yarbourgh and Peoples (Late Nite Tuff Guy)
Just Be Good To Me - The Revenge featuring Danielle from Crazy P
That's All - Phil Collins (Thrill Collins)
In Your Space - 40 Theives
Sexy - Brevil
Hot - Larse
Disco Quatro - Quentin Quatro
I Got So Much Love - Lionel Richie (Late Nite Tuff Guy)
Sunlight (dub) - Kon & The Gang
Rock With You - Michael Jackson (The Reflex Re√ision)
Lowdown - Boz Scaggs (Greg Wilson edit)
Peg - Steely Dan (Monk's disco edit)
Hot Hot Summer Day - Sugarhill Gang (Super Fuzz 3000 Edit)
Sunshine Love - Elektrons
Spring Fever - The Legendary 1979 Orchestra
I Love New York - Metropolis
Party Down - JimmyTheTwin
Have A Ball - Alkalino
Wanna Dance With Somebody - Hitney Whouston (Deep & Disco)
Touch Me - Fonda Rae (Rayko Untouchable edit)
Paradise (The farewell flute dub) - Dean Sunshine Smith
Dance With Me (Lose Control) - Peter Brown (Big Bird)
Emotional Rescue - Bon (Original Mix)
House Party 2013 - Dean Sunshine Smith
Big Fun - Kool & The Gang
It Takes A Minute (V Philly edit) - Tavarisch
I'll be around - Confection (Reeno 12' Vocal Mix)
Here's To You Mr. Robinson - The Groovers
La Fique - Robosonic ( Adana Twins)
After The Dance - Marvin Gaye (MC Edits)
July 30, 2013 01:06 PM PDT
The 3rd chapter finds she and he on a lover's holiday. Everywhere is home when home is where the heart is and this couple's house is a home. Reality fantasy. Real and live.
In love light. In flight adventures. Holding tight. Our space. Summer trip, soothing soul.
Come with me, says he. "Pure me," ask she? Ears on heartbeat, he feels love.
"Why wait for tomorrow?" His plea.
Assuring she's wondering, "Don't you want my love?"
With an answer as easy as his smile, "Only you."
Do do do-do-do do-do do doooooooo
"The way. You do it. Left, and right."
"Worlds can end around me. You and me were meant to be."
Harmonizing chorus. I am that somebody.
Fawning in the garden of a love supreme.
Eye contact reaches the root.
Nights Over Egypt (I'm In Love) featuring Michele Laws - Steve Miggedy Maestro
Space Adventures - HOLDTight
Summer Trip (Ray Mang remix extended vocal) - Blue Soul
Come With Me - Nora En Pure
Heartbeat (Migs Deep Salted Dub) - Miguel Migs featuring Lisa Shaw
I Feel Nu Luv - Startraxx
Why Wait For Tomorrow (feat Pete Simpson - Al Kent With Love version) - The Sunburst Band
Don't You Want My Love featuring Natasha Watts (Stupid Human Mix) - Yam Who
Only You [M+M Mix] - Teddy Pendergrass
Time Warp - Eddy Grant (Alkalino Edit)
The Way Ya Do It - The Rustle
Culture - Bodhi
I Need Somebody Tonight (A.W. Remix) - Joey Negro featuring Thelma Houston
Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic Mix) - Kings Of Tomorrow featuring April
Hammonized (Main Mix) - Louis Benedetti with Raffa Scoccia
Its Only Just A Garden featuring Kakatsitsi Drummers & Jessica Lauren (Kay Suzuki Bipolar Instrumental Groove) - Chanan Hanspal
Roots Of Soul (Atjazz remix) - Gabriele Poso
Promises (Nils Frahm Version) - The Presets
Recorded LIVE on July 20 2013 at the Garden in Zadar, Croatia.
Special thanks to the Colgans and Mr. Beige for the invitation and hospitality.
Part II - http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-25T13_17_50-07_00
Part I - http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2011-08-30T14_24_35-07_00
There is a method to the magic in the way Qool DJ Marv presents and plays music. He tunes into the atmosphere of the venue and the energy of the people, and then he blends what he sees with what he hears. Intertwining many styles for many faces from many places, Qool DJ Marv captivates you with his blend. The fluid flow and continuously ascending momentum of his wide-ranging sets is inviting, hypnotic, and breathtaking. Qool DJ Marv crafts an unforgettable feel good, get down party where everyone in the room will hear something that they enjoy. It’s as if he knew you were coming.
An inventive pioneer, Qool DJ Marv deliberately defies categorization to great effect. An evening of Qool DJ Marv may include a mind boggling array of selections spanning many eras and decades of music including R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, House, Jazz, Funk, Rock & Roll, Soul, and Disco classics, and Eclectic beats from around the world.
Since 1994, Marv has been producing mixed tapes/CD compilations that illuminate the many styles of music that he loves but have fallen short of major exposure and marketing. The series “Beats, Jazz, & Soul” and “Qool Classics” are adored by people from all walks of life from all over the globe. People enjoy the meticulous attention to the sequencing and the seamless continuity of the mixing. Qool DJ Marv has a way of introducing genre-defying songs to listeners who previously may have only preferred popular mainstream offerings.
It’s Qool DJ Marv’s laid-back demeanor and the playfully enchanting smile that you first notice. He is genuinely pleased to meet you and despite his even keel, he’s bubbling at the thought of what he has in store for your listening, dancing, and celebratory pleasure. There’s an exuberant idealism in Marv’s appealing mix that bridges us all – with a universal vibe, everybody gets down.
THURSDAYS | Red Rooster Harlem
Qool DJ Marv @ Red Rooster, Harlem
310 Lenox Ave a/k/a Malcolm X Boulevard between 125th & 126th Street
February 2 7th
FRIDAYS | Bar Six
Qool DJ Marv spins vinyl on Fridays at Bar Six in Manhattan's West Village.
502 6th Avenue between 12th & 13th streets.
February 2 1st
SATURDAYS | Bar Room
Marv plays it cool at the Bar Room near Central Park on the Upper Eastside
117 East 60th Street, New York, New York 10022
Curious: All at the same time you've seamlessly built a worldwide underground following, you are considered one of New York’s best eclectic vibe lounge DJs, and you’re the DJ that HBO hires when they want their special events to have a special themed sound. Without being overtly mainstream or particularly well connected, how have you managed to maintain and extend your career?
MARV: My idealistic drive to share music that I’ve discovered has become a vehicle to earn more opportunities to keep playing or working with music. I first DJ’ed at Emory University in 1989 but in the mid-90s I began producing cassette mixtapes of off-the-radar music for my friends (mainstream music listeners who heard most new music on the radio). I interned at a commercial radio station in Philadelphia and learned that carefully calibrated radio formats were less about music and more about ads. Realizing that a lot of radio-worthy music that I was buying wasn’t making it to the airwaves, I made tapes to fill the gap amongst my peers. Encouraged by positive feedback and a want for more of my way to mix, I kept going…I keep going.
I went out to hear the best in Philly and in New York City and never forgot the way they did what they did and how the crowds responded. Honing in on subtlety and skillful application of mixing techniques, I simply wanted to be on their level by way of earnest listening and practice. In 23 years I have recorded more than 400 mixes including live sets and home studio concepts and from day one, my way to play and my sound has been travelling.
In other words, to answer your question succinctly: I’m sincerely gifted with an ear for the all time, bandwagon cash-in trend adverse, and tirelessly committed to opening ears and minds while moving butts. No worries, I do enjoy playing pop too, but I always wanted to have a chance to play all music because I truly do love all music and the truth is that the ‘hot’ DJ of those pop scenes, always gets cold.
Cool calm collected and mellow kind of fellow.
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qool dj marv on jon oliver's (& josh's) main ingredient on nyc's east village radio - click november 23rd 2010 show
hear & experience marv LIVE on fridays in new york
hear & experience marv LIVE on thursdays in new york
qool dj marv @ SUNceBeat 2011
qool dj marv cassette archives on mixcloud
okayafrica mix - deep african rooted house
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