Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 16 : Party Breaks

July 9, 2017

From lesser know records to rare remixes to creative mash-ups, DJs have always had access to an exclusive arsenal of unique music tools.  On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going explore some of the classic party breaks that set off dancefloors worldwide throughout the 80's and 90's.

 

On this episode we feature these songs:

Rude Rydims Experiment - Everybody Bounce

Frankie Cutlass - Puerto Rico

Stik E & The Hoods - Shake WhatCha Mama Gave Ya

Masters at Work - Just A Lil' Dope

Showbiz & AG - Party Groove

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RE-RUN :: Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 8 : Prince Demos

April 21, 2017
///  SPECIAL RE-RUN EPISODE ////
\ In memory of Prince one year after his passing.\

As you know, the world lost one of it's greatest music icons. Prince Rogers Nelson, known simply as Prince, departed from the earth on Thursday April 21st, 2016 and left behind a gaping hole in the world of music. On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about the artist forever known as Prince and some of the lesser known songs from his legendary vaults.

 
On this episode we feature these songs:
 
 
Prince - Purple Music
Prince - Wonderful Ass
Prince - Do Yourself A Favor
Prince - Cloreen Baconskin
Prince - Data Bank
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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 15 : Trip Hop

April 13, 2017

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to talk about the downtempo fusion of hiphop and electronic music known as Trip Hop.

This episode features these songs:

Massive Attack - Lately

Portishead - Numb

DJ Shadow - Midnight In A Perfect World

Attica Blues - The Blueprint

Esthero - Heaven Sent

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 14 : Been Here For Years

March 9, 2017
 
This time on Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the early works of some our favorite modern music makers: Anderson .Paak, SBTRKT, Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon, Kaytranada, and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz & The Tantrums.
 
 
The featured songs on this episodes are:
 
Anderson .Paak - "Maps"
Aaron Jerome - "Angel Lady" feating Andreya Triana
Shuya Okino - "Pieces of You" feat. Yukimi Nagano & Dego
Kaytradamus - Untitled (85)
The Rebirth - Everybody Say Yeah
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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 13 : Pos K

February 8, 2017

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are taking a closer look at Positive K and his most well known song "I Got A Man".

This time we are featuring these songs:

Positive K - "Quarter Gram Pam"
Positive K - "Step Up Front"
Positive K - "A Good Combination"
Positive K & Mc Lyte - "I'm Not Having It"
Positive K - "I Got A Man"
Positive K - "CarHoppers"
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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 12 : 2016 Joints

December 23, 2016
On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are highlighting 10 albums from 2016 that stood out but may have not received the fanfare they are worthy of.
 
 
This time, we are talking about these albums:
 
Yussef Kamaal - Black Focus
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Special Night
Max Graef & Glenn Astro - The Yard Work Simulator
Oddisee - The Odd tape
Machinedrum - Human Energy
Homeboy Sandman - Kindness For Weakness
Jordan Rakei - Cloak
NAO - For All We Know
Skepta - Konnichiwa
Mndsgn - Body Wash
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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 11.5 : Jazz Bonus Episode

November 28, 2016

This is a bonus follow up to episode 11.  Here are a few extra songs by other artists that are worth a mention. 

On this bonus episode we feature these songs:

Nicola Conte - Love In
BADBADNOGOOD - Cashmere
Soil & Pimp - Paraiso
Bajka - Invisible Joy
Jose James - Park Bench People

Background beats by Free The Robots, Robert Glasper, Jazz Cronicles, Jazz Liberatorz, INO Hidefumi

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 11 : Jazz Thang

November 20, 2016

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the new wave of jazz musicians that have helped to reinvigorate the art form and drawn in a new breed young jazz enthusiasts.  

 

On this episode we feature these songs:

Kamasi Washington - The Rhythm Changes
Theo Croker - I Can't Help It feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater
Esperanza Spalding - Judas
Cécile McLorin Salvant - You Bring Out The Savage In Me
Josef Leimberg - The Awakening
 
Background beats by Dexter, Jazz Cronicles, United Future Orignaization, Jazz Liberatorz, The Jazzistics, The Coleman Brothers.

 

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 10 : Radioversary

October 17, 2016

On this very special episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to celebrate lil'dave's 20th year of doing radio by digging through his cassette tape archives. 

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Excellent Reception with lil’dave | Episode 9 : The 808

August 14, 2016

On this episode of Excellent Reception, we are going to explore the syncopated world of the TR-808 Drum Machine.  It's unique sound has helped to define numerous genres, such as Techno, Miami Bass, Electro and Trap. 



On this episode we feature these songs:

Cybotron - Clear
Loose Ends - Hangin' On A String
T La Rock & DJ Jazzy Jay - It's Yours
Hashim - Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Rick James - Cold Blooded

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