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4UpLIFT2 aka Uplift v2
May 22, 2015 09:23 PM PDT
4UpLIFT2 aka Uplift v2
In The Air - Silent Poets
Sequel to 4UpLift1 http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2012-04-14T01_18_42-07_00Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 90 - May 20 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - The Monumental Proclamation: I Am Love
May 22, 2015 07:46 AM PDT
Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 90 - May 20 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - The Monumental Proclamation: I Am Love
Get Up - Blaze
Love The Live You Live Pts. 1 & 2 - Kool & The Gang
The show is called "I Can Imagine" and airs on Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm on WURD, 900 on your A.M. dial or by internet from http://900amwurd.com/Qool DJ Marv Live at the Premiere Party for the HBO Film: Bessie - featuring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith | April 29 2015 at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square in New York City
May 16, 2015 04:54 PM PDT
Qool DJ Marv Live at the Premiere Party for the HBO Film: Bessie - featuring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith | April 29 2015 at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square in New York City
Thank you HBO!
Baltimore - Lianne La Havas
Real Jazz musicians play, excellently!
A Night In New York - Elbow Bones & The Racketeers
May 15, 2015 04:48 PM PDT
QOOL DJ MARV: New York | A Kazimier Garden Joint with No Fakin' DJs and Madnice Marauders | April 25 2015 | Liverpool, UK
Special thanks to Paddy, the Fakin' Family and the Madnice Maraders for a lovely and cool evening in Liverpool at the Kazimier Gardens. Thanks also to Andrea Trout for working this out!
Track listing coming soon.Qool DJ Marv Live at Friends & Family Roadhouse Finale Part 1 - Manchester, UK - April 24 2015
May 12, 2015 01:21 PM PDT
Qool DJ Marv Live at Friends & Family Roadhouse Finale Part 1 - Manchester, UK - April 24 2015
Thank you Friends and Family in Manchester, UK - so good to see and party with you all one more time celebrating the last times around the Road House.
Christian Wood, what a gift you offered! Thank you. You too Emma!
Monk-One, what love, dedication and off the chart levels of unselfishness and generosity you brought to the tables. What tunes you rocked, 45 style, on the turntables! Poetically, together brothers, finally, together, at one of the last get together put on by the friends and fam in Manchester.
Kwasi - we livin' a long time brother! You are an immortal.
Euphoric, elated, ecstatic, encouraged, energized, emboldened, effervescent and everlasting feelings, all thanks to you Manchester friends and family. I love you too!
May 07, 2015 11:54 AM PDT
Qool DJ Marv Live at Soho House NYC - April 4 2015 - Last 90 minutes of DJ Brunch Session #1
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
April 15, 2015 06:37 PM PDT
Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 89 - April 15 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - And They Hold On | Loving Making Memories
Get Up - Blaze
Never Knew Love Like This - Alexander O'Neal featuring Cherelle
The last three episodes of I Can Imagine, imagined love between a good woman and a good man, imagined the praises that they sing to each other and imagined what life together would feel like if each one practiced loving themselves as a prerequisite for falling in love with someone. This episode is all about the effect of love on the mind, love as a mindset. I hope you have the kind of love that makes you want to embrace who you are with and dance in the key of love and generosity. It's never about someone completing you - it is always about you being a complete person who is able to both give and receive love. If you got that, you'll get the love you live for.
This is Qool DJ Marv Wishing you steps forward, lots of love truth and hope, and imagining good tidings for all. Thank you for listening to I Can Imagine, the middle car on the soul train that is the Rhythmic Caravan here on WURD 900am, Philadelphia.
The show is called "I Can Imagine" and airs on Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm on WURD, 900 on your A.M. dial or by internet from http://900amwurd.com/Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 88 - April 8 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - Good Man + Good Woman x The Greatest Love Of All = The Love We Live For
April 08, 2015 03:38 PM PDT
Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 88 - April 8 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - Good Man + Good Woman x The Greatest Love Of All = The Love We Live For
Get Up - Blaze
Ain't Understanding Mellow [feat. Brenda Lee Eager] - Jerry Butler featuring Brenda Lee Eager
This is what it sounds like when that good woman and that good man are so very fortunate enough to have found one another. Together, they sing - and if one or neither can sing, they dance.
Eyes smile because they are delighted about the time that they share together and the memories that they will make. They are happy about what they have, someone who cares about them as they try to live well and pursue their dreams. Their smiles turn into laughter because they are elated that they both took the time to refine how they love themselves - and because they embraced the greatest love of all - with one another, they feel, the greatest love of all.
It's real. I speak from experience. The love you hear in these voices, dear friend, exists.
The show is called "I Can Imagine" and airs on Wednesdays from 8pm-10pm on WURD, 900 on your A.M. dial or by internet from http://900amwurd.com/High On The Verve at the Soho House Qool Marv's 20th Re-Vision - April 4 2015 | Love Music Feast
April 06, 2015 11:33 AM PDT
High On The Verve at the Soho House Qool Marv's 20th Re-Vision - April 4 2015 | Love Music Feast
I'm In The Mood For Love - Chaka Kahn
--------Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 87 - April 1 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - Woman, if, your man speaks to you, or about you, like these men sing about their loves, then, you are doing a great job being a good woman.
April 01, 2015 07:05 PM PDT
Qool DJ Marv's I Can Imagine Show 87 - April 1 2015 on WURD900 Philadelphia - Woman, if, your man speaks to you, or about you, like these men sing about their loves, then, you are doing a great job being a good woman | Your spirit must be just as beautiful as your face
Get Up - Blaze
Thinkin' About Your Body - Bobby McFerrin
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.
FRIDAYS | Bar Six
Qool DJ Marv spins vinyl on Fridays at Bar Six in Manhattan's West Village.
SATURDAYS | Bar Room
Marv plays it cool at the Bar Room near Central Park on the Upper Eastside
TUESDAYS | Soho House
29-35 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
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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