User Friendly Soul
I initially did this mix and uploaded it in the autumn of 2006.
I was surprised that it was still being hosted on the site I uploaded it to 14 years ago, so after all these years I decided to post it here.
I called it “User Friendly Soul” as it was a selection of tracks I grew up on , gifted by some remarkable DJ’s or discovered around the time as were getting away from accessing our music on CD’s and were primary using other devices like Ipods and Irivers. Keep in mind , this is before the first Iphone was released.
The introduction of the mix starts off with an original track I produced using Sony Acid 2.0 with a sample from a voicemail from a Tech Recruiter , excerpts from a radio interview and a snippet that says What’s a “Nubian”? said by the character Banky from 1997 film Chasing Amy written and directed by Kevin Smith. I ended up sitting next to him at at an advance press screening for the movie Avengers: Infinity War. He is a “screen talker” and after the movie I said hello then telepathically asked for permission and gave myself approval for use of the clip.
I recently remastered the bit rate and extended the original running time by adding an additional 40 minutes of music. User Friendly Soul served as the soundtrack for one of the episodes for season 1 of the Art Now After Hours series of events in 2019.
It contains a range of songs from artists Ernie Hines, Central Line, Cymande, Davis Porter, DeBarge, Heath Brothers, Kaytranda, Randy Crawford, The Jackson Five, Curtis Mayfield, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Marvin Gaye, Sylvia Stripling, Fela Kuti, De La Soul, Erykah Badu and many more.
Please listen and enjoy with a whisky, a cigar , cleaning or just chilling out.
Total Running Time: 139 minutes
File size: 131.9 MB