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Apollo Comedy Club Warm Up by DJ Qool Marv | May 5 2016
May 06, 2016 06:31 PM PDT
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Apollo Comedy Club Warm Up by DJ Qool Marv | May 5 2016

Bad Boy (Having A Party) - Luther Vandross
Money Don't Matter Tonight – Prince
Brazilian Rhyme – Earth Wind & Fire
Falling In Love – Sybil
Love Has Come Around – Donald Byrd
Music Is My Way Of Life – Patti Labelle
Love Thang – First Choice
Love Is The Message – MFSB
Little Bit Of Jazz Tonight -
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Off The Wall – Michael Jackson
Get Up Off Of That Thing – James Brown
Funky Nassau – The Beginning Of The End
The Apollo Comedy Club Intro Beat – Qool Marv



Ludlow House Warming by Qool DJ Marv | March 22 2016
May 06, 2016 06:21 PM PDT
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Ludlow House Warming by Qool DJ Marv | March 22 2016

Live at Ludlow House "Hard Hat" party. This was a pre-opening event hosted by Soho House founder Nick Jones.

Mad World – Gary Jules
Our Story (Kartell Mix) - Saje
Hot Medusa – Munk
Little Drummer – Riccio
Down For The Third – Bobby Caldwell
The Black Edit – Belabouche
Captain Of Her Heart – Double
Is This Love – Coutel
Spread In the Air – Jan Hammer
Peaches – Jus Tadi
Golden Years – David Bowie (Reflex)
She's A Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
Cream – Prince
I Wanna Be Your -



Low Profile @ Soho House in The Vinyl Room on March 21 2016
April 15, 2016 03:15 PM PDT
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with Qool DJ Marv and Kevin Leonard

Stratus – Billy Cobham
Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
The Fire – The Roots
Prototype – BJ Smith
Come With Me – Maya Azucena
Stop On By - Louie Vega, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle
First Night Symphony – Sunner Soul
Sticky Party - Fabiolous Barker
Moment Of Love – Mary J Blige
Love Story Intro – Mr. Given Raw
Mysterious Vibe – Ash Reynolds
If You Give – Shaka Loves You feat Dave Towers
Love Ballad – George Benson

This Beat Is Mine – Vicky D
Having Our Fun – Focus
Falling In Love – Surface
Twinkle Twinkle – Tom Misch
Spinnin' - Bernard Wright
Something In The Way – 4Hero
I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit) - Chic
No One Can Love Me (Quite The Way You Do) – Unlimited Touch
Take A Chance – Pleasure
Give It Up – Per Qx & Zoo Brazil
Yo Baby – Sharam Jey & Frey

All I Do Is Think Of You – Tammi Terrell
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
I Like It – Debarge
1999 – Prince
909s & Herb – Michael the Lion feat Sammy Bananas
Love Hangover – Diana Ross
Baby, I'm Scared Of You – DJs At Work


The party called Low Profile, started by DJ Qool Marv in 1996 at Ludlow Bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side, was a Monday night party where people blended to musical vibes from Marv and a small rotation of guest DJs in a basement room full of folks of all kinds having a great time dancing, making friends and playing it cool shooting pool. It was called Low Profile because there are people who don't need much more than great music and a room full of creative and open minded people, and there are people who are totally fabulous and maybe even famous who just want to be in an atmosphere where they need not care about who they are because they are having so much fun blending in to where they are. Low Profile was originally hosted and promoted by DeShawn, Myorr and Mark.

That feeling of we're all in this together in a place where cool came easy could be felt by the warmth in the music. Many styles and genres are flowed through throughout the evening and all the music was conscientiously selected and woven to be that blanket of rhythm that mostly made you smile and want to dance. Joy and laughter were constants. Dub Reggae, that Jazzy 90s Hip Hop, sensual Deep House, eclectic Electronica, and Funk/Soul sensations all night led to many 4am lights on sing-a-longs to Stevie Wonder's "As".

The 2nd chapter of Low Profile is set at the trailblazing Meatpacking District venue APT where the room was prettier and the sound was louder and crisper. The party had graduated to a larger and more stylish venue, however, because of APT's nondescript entrance, their embracing of the music format and their welcoming the Low Profile faithful, our party felt the same except with more space to dance and frolic. 

In 2015, Soho House (New York) opened a brand new club/event space called Vinyl. Considering that 2 of the best DJs of New York's Soho House are at home at the House weekly (with one of those DJs, Kevin, being a resident for more than 10 years) we are ecstatic that Soho House is inviting us to rekindle the vibe of Low Profile once more...on a Monday night, just like before.

R'n'XTRA'B v1 by Qool DJ Marv
January 15, 2016 05:32 PM PST
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R'n'XTRA'B v1 by Qool DJ Marv


Dedicated to those dedicated to expanding & understanding

(Drums by Animal from the Muppets)

Every Little Thing - Dave Catalyst
Nocturnal - Dave Owen
The Sweetest Thing - Mr. Joseph
Renegade Mindset -Spexion
In Your Mind - Mutated Forms
It Finds You - LSB
Justify -Artificial Intelligence feat Terri Walker
The Other Side of The Game - Erykah Badu
Macushla - Zero T
Get Loose - Mr. Joseph
Take Me There - Artificial Intelligence feat Steo
Deeper Love - Ray Keith (Green Man Mix)
Impossible To Say - London Elektricity feat Pete Simpson
Cloudless - Seba
Astral Travel - Bungle
Self Belief - Vision feat Michael Diana


Qool DJ Marv Live at South London Soul Train Party - January 2 2016 at the Bussey Building and CLF Art Cafe - London UK
January 07, 2016 10:39 AM PST
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Qool DJ Marv Live at South London Soul Train Party - January 2 2016 at the Bussey Building and CLF Art Cafe - London UK

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (Reflex VIP Mix)
A Whole Lotta Love - Prince
Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Joyous - Pleasure
Hum Along & Dance - The Jackson Five
Give It Up & Turn It Loose - James Brown
Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix
Apache (Battle Dub) - The Visioneers
Funky Soul Makossa - Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome
Raw (The 69 Edit) - Mr. Given
The Future Is Ours - George Kelly
Get Up - Vernon Branch (Scott M Mix)
Melted - Albert Cabrera
Party People - Marshall Jefferson (Todd Terry Edit)
Dancing Machine - Jackson 5 (We Mean Disco Remix)
Only Takes A Minute - Tavares (V-Version)
Peg - Steely Dan (Nasty Man Neal Conway's Funky WerkOWT)
Don't Leave Me This Way (Stay With Me Edit) - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes featuring Teddy Pendergrass
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Dancing In The Sheets - Shalamar
Ride Like The Wind - The Montana Orchestra
When The World's Running Down You Make The Best Of What's Still Around - The Police
I Can't Turn Around - Isaac Hayes
Byrdman's Revenge - Mike Delgado
Syncopation - Anthony Mannino

Very special thanks to Mickey Smith a/k/a Jazzheadchronic the curator, organizer, promoter and host of this soul fulfilling jam. Thank you to the behind the scenes crew and thank you attendees for a full dancefloor throughout my set. Made a new home.





Proceed and Continue - The Roots - Mix by Qool DJ Marv
September 29, 2015 11:38 AM PDT
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Proceed and Continue - The Roots - Mix by Qool DJ Marv

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.")

4UpLIFT2 aka Uplift v2
May 22, 2015 09:23 PM PDT
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4UpLIFT2 aka Uplift v2

In The Air - Silent Poets
Light And Shadow - Cari Live
Moonwalk - Lemongrass
Lower Your Eyelids To Die With The Sun - M83
Enrico - Giorgino De Travere
Battery Point - Beak
Expand Your Mind - No Noise
Human Beings - Osunlade
Ancient City (rebuilt) - Turkish Prison
Act Of Persuasion - Pablo
Blind Man - Nomine
Push It Out - The Beta Band
Travel Alone - Frenic
Recovery - Rezonate
Electric Counterpoint (movement 1) - Steve Reich
I Think I'll Call It Morning - Gil Scott-Heron

Sequel to 4UpLift1 http://djqoolmarvsounds.podomatic.com/entry/2012-04-14T01_18_42-07_00

Soft, Rocks! v4 ((((Beautiful(:)Magical))))
June 09, 2014 08:26 PM PDT
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Soft, Rocks! v4

((((Beautiful : Magical))))

There's A World - Neil Young
The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Climb Up On My Music - Rodriguez
Learning To Fly - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
A Life Of Illusion - Joe Walsh
A Horse With No Name - America
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
While You See a Chance - Steve Winwood
Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton
Under The Milky Way - The Church
Dreamer - Supertramp
The Logical Song - Supertramp
Hey Nineteen - Steely Dan
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Time Passages - Al Stewart
Piano Man - Billy Joel

Soft, Rocks! v4 is the sequel to:

Soft, Rocks! v2


Premiere Party for the HBO Mini Series Show Me A Hero | Qool DJ Marv LIVE at the New York Times Center | August 11 2015
August 14, 2015 01:40 AM PDT
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Premiere Party for the HBO Mini Series Show Me A Hero | Qool DJ Marv LIVE at the New York Times Center | August 11 2015

Thank you HBO!

Homeless - Paul Simon with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley
The Politician - Lou Rawls
Summer In The City - Quincy Jones
Let 'em In - Paul McCartney
I'm On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
What I Am - Edie Brickel
Home Is Where The Hatred Is - Gil Scott Heron
Mercy Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
The Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
Everybody Wants To Rule TheWorld - Tears For Fears
Don't You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Breakout - Swing Out Sister
Causing A Commotion - Madonna
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Our House - Madness
Don'T Stand So Close To Me - The Police
Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
Who Can It Be Now - Men At Work
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Blue Monday - New Order (Covered By
I'm Telling You I'mNot Going
We Built This City - Starship
We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
The Heat Is On - Glen Frey
We Got The Beat - The Go-Go's
Take On Me - Aha
Stepping Out - Joe Jackson
Young Turks - Rod Stewart
Kids In America - Kim Wilde
The Finer Things - Steve Winwood
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty


Qool Marv in the atmosphere http://www.startraksphoto.com/site/Gallery/Gallery.aspx?tb=0&ev=7ec86f4ad98&ps=40&ix=0&ct=Entertainment&tm=3


The Grand Classic Sounds of New York (Qool DJ Marv's Director's Cut)
November 16, 2010 08:09 PM PST
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I love those classic New York movies that have scenes where someone’s keeping their night going by heading to a friend’s afterparty and when they walk in, there’s a mini-jazz orchestra providing the grooves. This is happening in someone’s apartment! The bandleader with the baton bopping with a welcoming smile.


I’ve never had the pleasure but I recently read in Stanley Crouch collection of essays called Considering Genius that Wynton Marsalis gets down like that for real, presently. This is an I Love New York mix that I got commissioned to compile by a special events consultant extraordinaire (Bowen & Company) that was organizing an affair involving the unveiling of a new Trump Tower penthouse suite.

A nice new place was on display and my job here was to give the room a classic and grand sound. I’ve got a real soft spot for singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra and for jazz in general so this was one of those ‘they pay me to do this(?)’ kind of assignments. http://www.bowenandco.com/

I didn’t get the chance to see the place so I just imagined being on the top of the Empire State building and looking around or re-imagined walking around great neighborhoods all over New York City. Watched some movies like Cotton Club, Harlem Nights, Breakfast At Tiffany's, and Manhattan and imagined what it might be like to be a jazz loving socialite way back when.

This is a city that never ceases to astound and I wish I was around to see performances of all these sounds. Play these songs however, and I feel like I’m right there, then. So glad that I’m right here, now. I do love New York and I hope that this is a keepsake to us proper or former New Yorkers and maybe a delectable enticement to those who want to visit New York proper.

Some titles appear more than once because all the versions are outstanding, yet, performed completely differently. That's Jazz. Enjoy New York City on the Jazz hand side.

Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Dinah Washington - Manhattan
Sarah Vaughn - Autumn in New York
Eric Satie - Gymnopepie No.3
Henry Mancini - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Eric Reed - Englishman in New York
Sarah Vaughn - Lullaby Of Broadway
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue (Piano Solo)
Ella Fitzgerald - Manhattan
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - Take The "A" Train
Percy Faith & His Orchestra - On Broadway
Lou Rawls - On Broadway
Susan Barrett – Manhattan
George Shearing – Lullaby of Birdland
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - New York, New York
Helen O'Connell - Lullaby Of Broadway
Frank Sinatra - Blue Skies
Dakota Stanton - Broadway
Woody Allen - Wild Man Blues
Duke Ellington - Sidewalks Of New York
Kings Sisters - Take the "A" Train
Kate Smith - In Old New York / The Sidewalks Of New York
Count Basie - All of Me
Ella Fitzgerald - Blue Skies
Jim Tyler - New York, New York
Ella Fitzgerald - Take The "A" Train
Buddy Rich - On Broadway
Nancy Wilson - On Broadway
Regina Carter - New York Attitude
The Supremes - Manhattan
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York


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