[bas_mrkt] 009 Santa Edition

This Sunday, December 18th, bas_mrkt returns to Lanai once again for the deep and sexxie vibes, followed by heavy tech vibes after the sun goes down. Come dig the beats and journey with us...

Electric Avenue ATX presents bas_mrkt 009 "Santa Edition"

Sunday, December 18, 2011, 5 pm to 2 am

@ Lanai Rooftop Lounge

422 Congress Avenue, ATX

Dec 18th [bas_mrkt] 009 line up (in order of appearance):
Chris Nelson
Matteo
Paco
Big Rich
Christian B
Jeff Only

Be sure to go to Electric Avenue ATX's website for mixes from all the bas_mrkt DJs, plus listings for all the great HOUSE MUSIC shows going on in Austin:
ELECTRIC AVENUE ATX

A Can't Stop The Funk Holiday Costume Party

Well well well! I can't believe the holidays are here already! Time for a holiday jammy jam filled with funky cheer. I hope you can join us...

This Friday December 9th @ Loft 718 (718 Congress in Austin), I am very pleased to be joining one of my favorite DJs, Jonny Whutnot, and (of course) one of my favorite MCs, Tigre Liu, for Can't Stop the Funk. Here are the details...

♪ ♫ DJ Jonny Whutnot and MC Tigre Liu, droppin FUNK, BREAKS, HIP HOP, SOUL, DISCO and more! ♪ ♫

with Special Guest DJ: Paco - Hump/ The Family

Plus, its a Holiday Costume Party with a Photo Booth!
...
Wear your green and red, Santa hats, bows, ugly sweaters or anything else that represents the December Holidays to you!

*Donations benefiting Brooke Elementary will be accepted for the Photo Booth*

Can't Stop The Funk! is every 2nd Friday of the month at Loft718. Expect selections that encompass the lineage of Funk from the 60's to present: Heavy Old Funk, New Funk, Deep Soul, Rares, Classics, Old School HipHop to Funky New HipHop, Boogie and Disco! Anything to keep the hips shakin and heads noddin! And all played on Vinyl! Thank you for your support! See You on the Dancefloor!

Here's a little holiday cheer to get you in the mood...

Paco - Live @ HUMP! November 13, 2010


Praia Urbana 3 w/ DJ Heather in Austin this Saturday 2-10 pm @ Roial!

Praia Urbana is back in Austin, and I am so proud to be a part of one of the very best day parties in Texas (and even the nation) back in our hometown. Come join the fun.

Praia Urbana Austin 3: October 22 : 2pm - 10pm
The 2011 season closing party featuring DJ Heather


In true Praia Urbana form, there will be 2 areas to enjoy international, regional, and local artists. The best time to be at the party is during the day, so be sure to get there early to enjoy all the DJs and all the fun in the sun.

Praia Urbana - May 14th 2011 - Austin, Texas from Everett Christopher on Vimeo.



Praia Urbana Austin 3 featuring:

Paco - The Family

Jason Jenkins - Hypersonic Radio

El Boogie - ElectricAvenueATX.com

Jesse Brede - Gravitas Recordings

Andrew Parsons - Real Music Recordings

Toddy B - Hypersonic Radio

Bobby Blyss - Praia Urbana

Alex C - Praia Urbana

Esteban Torres - Praia Urbana

+Mano Grillo - On percussion

+++Jade Love - Spinning Fire

++++Body Painting by Robert Johnson

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Purchase tickets at Groovetickets here:
http://fla.vor.us/PraiaUrbanaAustin3

Be sure to print out your receipt to expidite entry.
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For Cabanas/Bottles please Contact Austin Bottle Service at 512-762-2000

Roial
120 W. 5th Street
Austin, TX
www.roialaustin.com

Beat Hustlers @ Plush Tonight + 2 more big events on the way

Hey peeps!

I hope all's good with each of you. Thank God the summer heat has finally passed - this fall is already looking good! One show this Thursday, and several more in the coming weeks...


First up, a reminder on my new set added online just a few weeks ago. Tune in and vibe out...

Paco – “Family Vibes” September 2011

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Now onto the events...


This Thursday @ Plush:
SUB.CONSCIOUS presents BEAT HUSTLERS

I’ll be joining the Sub.Conscious crew, along with Chicago native DJ Shani for my first set at Plush in a loooong time. Looking forward to bangin’ it out on that system again!


Sunday, October 16th @ Lanai Rooftop Lounge:
bas_mrkt 007 with special guest M.in (Germany)

Another great bas_mrkt on the way. I'll be out for this edition, but as usual, there will be plenty of great talent and a solid crowd to ensure it goes off. Always proper vibes at bas_mrkt.



Saturday, October 22 @ Roial:
Praia Urbana Austin "Season Closing Party" w/ DJ HEATHER

The season closer for one of the greatest day parties Austin (and Texas) has ever seen! Mark your calendars and get your tickets NOW to guarantee entry. This event will fill up quick, so plan to get there early and soak up the vibes on the gorgeous Roial rooftop! More details coming soon...





Stay safe, dance hard and keep it positive : )

paco

Pete Moss in Austin - RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 13

HEADS UP - Due to flight delays, tonight's show with Pete Moss has been rescheduled for October 13th. Mark your calendars, and check the info below for more info...
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House music is alive and well here in Austin, no doubt! Veteran house producer Pete Moss (Philadelphia, PA) is joining local favorites L. Boogie and Blend-e on October 13th at Lanai Rooftop Lounge. I've been a fan of Pete's since the beginning of this millennium due to his undeniable blend of soul, funk and deep tech vibes. Highly recommended dancing tonight!

Here's a recent live set of Pete Moss to get you in the mood...
Pete Moss- live at shakedown- philly - 5-14-11

For details on this and other house and techno events happening throughout Austin, go to ElectricAvenueATX.

bas_mrkt - Deep house, Funk & Techno @ Lanai this Sunday

A quick announcement for this Sunday at Lanai - The show starts @ 5 pm!
[bas_mrkt] 006 ACL weekend ATX v's SATX edition

Join us for the ultimate faceoff!
San Antonio has some very talented and aspiring DJs who like many DJs thriving from the greater Austin area are playing the most cutting edge of modern and future techno and house music. Let’s show them how we do it in Austin. Or, for you folks coming from San Antonio, let’s see what you got! If you’ll be at ACL, no worries – The party will be rockin’ when you get out ; )

Here is the lineup, along with links for mixes from some of the DJs:
Jake Cavazos SATX 5pm
Paco from The Family ATX 6.30pm
Oskar Castello rennaisound, DE Purominimal SATX 7.45pm
Christian B Electric Avenue ATX 9.00pm
Edgar Malvido [Unscene Records // ToKen Sessions] 10.15pm
El Boogie Electric Avenue ATX 11.30pm
Enrique Cortazar [Unscene Records // ToKen Sessions // DBR// SATX] 12.45 to close

The Deep House Family Mix Page

Surprisingly, there aren't many resources online strictly for sharing and listening to deep house mixes from a variety of DJs, so I created a new page STRICTLY FOR THE LOVE OF DEEP HOUSE. Jump on and share your favorite deep house mixes, or just scroll down the page and hit play for countless hours of quality deep house music. Feel free to tell your friends about the page too. : )

Deep House Family Mix Page

A few quick rules of conduct to keep the page focused and relevant:

1) Note that the page is called the DEEP HOUSE Family Mix Page. Feel free to share your favorite deep house mixes, classic and new. Share your own mixes or favorites from others. Please do not post electro, progressive, commercial, dubstep, etc. Nothing against other styles of music, but this will help this page to remain on-topic and relevant to those who are using it.

3) Please do NOT post single tracks or YouTube videos, etc. There are already plenty of other venues for this on facebook.

3) Please do not post events. Again, there are other venues for promoting your events.




Enjoy!
Paco

New mix now online - "Family Vibes" September 2011

A few days ago, I finally had some time to work on a new mix, and I'm thrilled to share this one with all of you. It's a bit more techy and groovy than some of the past episodes of Family Vibes, with several classics in the mix for good measure. ; ) Tracklisting and comments below. Enjoy.

By the way, you can also check out this mix and pleny others on my Soundcloud page. I'll be uploading it on my podomatic page later today too...


Paco - "Family Vibes" September 2011

1) Don Carlos - I Can Love Nobody
Deep classic vibes from Don Carlos (2002)
2) Chez Damier - Never Knew Love (Change Up Mix)
Chicago classic from 1992 on vinyl - Thanks to Leonard Trujillo for reminding me of this one!
3) Delano Smith - Change is Coming
New Detroit vibes from Delano Smith
4) Christo - The Trust is Gone (Christo's Re-Rub)
More Detroit flavor, but this one is actually out of South Africa, on Atjazz's label
5) Artist and title coming soon
I hate it when I can't find a track I just played. Help me ID this one!
6) Ryo Murakami - Just For This (The Revenge Remix)
I can't get enough of this slow burner from a couple years ago. This track usually rides at about 115 bpm, but it's pitched up a bit here.
7) Random Factor - Convergence (Ame remix)
Another vinyl tech classic I just dug out of the crates, produced in 2004. This could have easily been produced this year.
8) Domu - Raw Baby
The basslines and atmospheric effects on this are unreal! Domu is one of a kind, no doubt.
9) The Timewriter - Dimensiones Imposibles (Pezzner Remix)
Many of Pezzner's tracks have that dirty tech funk feel that fits perfectly into a deep house set. Tracks like this are great for unexpected transitions, or what I like to call drama ; )
10) The Invisible People - Love Beats (Tropical Mix)
A hidden vinyl gem from back in 1992. House music has come so far in many ways, but tracks like this were waaaay ahead of their time.
11) Pimp Mobile - Pimp Mobile (Gianluca Pighi Appetizer Mix)
This one really brings a bit of a heavier, clubby vibe that's perfectly balanced by the unexpected piano riff. Future classic!
12) Kay Suzuki - Music (Atjazz Remix)
I'm a shameless fan of Atjazz. I like almost everything he does, so I have to try to stick to just my favorites. Deep, dirty and tribal, this one exceeds all expectations.
13) White - White
This unlabeled piece of vinyl is really simple and tracky, but has all right raw elements for building the energy in an understated way. From the B-Side of an afro-beat track I sometimes play at HUMP's afro-disco nights.
14) Global Niche Movement & David Sabat - Strong Man (Master Kev & Tony Loreto - MKTL Remix)
One of my favorite mixes by our recent guest Master Kev and his production partner Tony Loreto. Dark and soulful, what a great combination!
15) DJ Meme Orchestra feat. Tracey K - Love Is You (Quentin Harris Lovely Dub)
Continuing with the deep, dark and soulful vibes to keep elevating the energy. It's good to see that Quentin Harris isn't letting up!
16) Supernova - Marana
A raw dancefloor track to close out this unique episode of Family Vibes. Thanks for listening. I hope you enjoyed it!

House Addict Fridays tonight at Townhouse!

Hey folks!

I trust that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. There were plenty of great House Music, techno, and dance events all around town, including several more boat parties on Lake Travis. In spite of all that was going on, tons of folks came out for Sunset Sessions and we had a another great show full of great music, friendly people and heavy dancing. ; ) As always, thanks for the support! You make these events what they are...

Tonight, House Addict Fridays continues with resident Mark Denim! I'll be joining Mark again for this one, and we're really looking forward to continuing the great momentum that's been building over these past few weeks. Townhouse (on 5th, just west of Lavaca) is a really cozy venue, and makes a great stop for drinks early in the night, or a great place to hang and dance all night with friends. Come by and House it up with us.

Sunset Sessions is THIS Sunday!

 
Hola Familia!
 
The wait is up folks!  Sunset Sessions is THIS Sunday @ the lovely Lanai Rooftop Lounge. Come join us for the sunset vibes ~ Doors open at 6 pm, and there are plenty of Port-a-Cools and fans to keep you cool as the sun sets.

* $1 mimosas, $5 Build Your Own Bloody Marys, $2.50 beers & $3 frozen drinks*


*Food catering by Shiner's Lounge until 10 pm*

Along with the Sunset Sessions residents, we'll be joined this time with special guests Ephraim Owens on trumpet and DJ Master Kev from NYC. You've almost surely heard of Ephraim Owens from his work with Blaze, the Ephraim Owens Quartet, countless other appearances throughout town over many years, or even his appearance on the film "Before the Music Dies". And if you don't know about Master Kev yet, well it's time to learn!

Here's the rest of the low down on Sunday's show...

SUNSET SESSIONS
Labor Day Weekend 2011!
Sunday, September 4th from 6pm to 2am
@ Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422 Congress, ATX

w/ special guest
Master Kev
(MKTL, Underground Collective, Defected, Yellorange, Soul Heaven, Vega, Code Red Recordings - NYC)

Plus Sunset Sessions Resident DJs:
Paco (The Family, HUMP!)
Tarek (Licksamba Music)
Brotha Jibril (Ritual Music, Soular Grooves, Houston)

And live musicians:
Ilya Janos (percussion, Houston)
Ephraim Owens (trumpet - www.ephraimowens.com)




Stay safe, dance hard and keep it positive : )


 Peace,
Paco
 


More great music added to my YouTube channel!

Tons of great funky, deep and soulful music these days, and I've added some of my favorites to my YouTube channel. Jump on to check out the music and videos, and subscribe to my channel for future updates...

A few recent highlights...

The new video by Art Department featuring Osunlade & Soul Clap - "We Call Love": It's great to see that real music videos are making their way back into our culture. What a collection of talent on this one too! Personally, I prefer the DJ Harvey mix of this track, but this video takes the cake, even if it is a little bit on the camp/hipster vibe.



Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Heimat" (Robags Turmkolle Rekksmow): A couple artists I was turned onto recently here. This one is definitely more on the deep/tech tip, but its warmth really sucks you in. And the animations are really spectacular. This video really makes you think of the human condition and how we're treating the world we live in.



Move D - "Your Personal Healer" (Hydraulic Guitar By Juju): Another great video here with some seriously deep and hypnotic vibes. This is another one that reminds me of when MTV was playing electronic music videos on "AMP" late nights. I think that was "way back" in the late 90s?



More good music and videos like this on my YouTube channel...

Three big shows tonight, plus more this weekend! *bas_mrkt is this Sunday!*

 
Hey Family!

Well, it's been a minute, but there's been plenty going on...  Things are really picking up steam this weekend though, so I thought I should send some goodies along.  Three big events tonight, House Addict Fridays on Friday (duh), First Love on Saturday, and bas_mrkt on Sunday!

And I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't tell you to mark your calendars for Sunset Sessions on Sunday, September 4th @ Lanai with special guest Master Kev!  Hot damn!  Check the flyer at the bottom of this post for details...

Ok, let's get right to it.  I promise to keep the details short and sweet.

Tonight

Tons of funky/deep house and techno all over! Click the links for the facebook event pages with details...
 
*Funktion/Vagabond Presents: Onur Özer & Punisher (Detroit) // PLUSH, ATX

Lots of hype about this very special guest out of Berlin (via Istanbul) - Onur Ozer from Coccon Records.  Great local lineup too!

 *Capital Techno vs TMM-R (Record Release Party)
The Capital Techno crew ALWAYS brings a great show, with real attention to details and quality music.

 SOLID w/Special Guest: DEMARKUS LEWIS of Grin Music
J.A.M.O.N. + Stephen Glass Demarkus Lewis = A SICK lineup of funky/deep house!


Friday

House Addict Fridays has been steadily building steam at its lovely new location, Townhouse on 5th just west of Lavaca.  This is a lovely space (formerly Social) and could be a great Friday night home for the househeads, with enough support from our community (yes, that's YOU; ).  Drop by, have a drink and check out some great music to bump to, by resident Mark Denim and special guest JFrancis.  For a taste of what JFrancis does, check out his blog "Disco by Design". 


Saturday
Most def a big part of The Family, Todd Wilson aka Millhouse has been an evangelist for soulful and classic sounds for quite a while now, and this Saturday will be a testament to his mission.  We're lucky to have Millhouse, along with fellow "First Love" resident Amanda Robinson, plus H-Town hero Chris Costello, in from Houston for just one night at the coziest, most vinyl-friendly spot in town, Loft 718. 

First Love on Do512 - "Like" It for extra credit ; )


Sunday
 
As it does the 3rd Sunday of each month, bas_mrkt returns to Lanai!  With tons of local support and talent, the momentum for this night just keeps on building.  And sure enough, there's a great lineup for this one as well. 

Come early and dig the vibes by the host of The House Hookup, DJ Kadabra! 
I'll play at 9 pm, and the party goes strong until 2 am. 

Drink specials for the night: $2 mimosas, $3 beers, red bull bombs and frozen drinks,
plus $100 (half-price) bottles.  To rsvp a table and bottle text 512.436.5983


Here is the lineup, in order of appearance...
Kadabra
Andrew Parsons
 
Paco
Daniel Allen
keine moniker
christian barbuto
 
Speaking of bas_mrkt, my latest live mix is now on my podomatic and soundcloud pages for high quality streaming and downloading.  Lots of great feedback on this set so far - Jump on and grab it! 
 
 

Finally, a bit about the next Sunset Sessions show!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 4th!  As usual, the Sunset Vibes will start early, so plan to arrive shortly after the doors open at 6 pm. 

Check the flyer below.  Plenty of details on the show are on on the facebook event page.  Jump on and show your support by RSVPing or leaving a comment! 
 

Hope to see you out soon!  Stay safe, dance hard and keep it positive : )


 Peace,
Paco
 

Sunset Sessions with Master Kev

The long-awaited return of Sunset Sessions is finally coming ~ Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 4th from 6pm - 2 am. Sunset Sessions is the ONE and ONLY deep and soulful House Music party in Austin, TX, and undoubtedly one of the best in Texas. Nothing but feel-good vibes - Come join the fun...

And on top of the usual festivities and quality local and regional residents, this Labor Day weekend, we are very proud to announce that we will be hosting Master Kev from New York City! Master Kev is our third big guest for Sunset Sessions, preceded by Lars Behrenroth during SXSW 2010 and Julius Papp during SXSW 2011. He's been in the game a long time and is one of the most energetic performers in the world. Kev's worked with many of the greats, including Little Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford and Tony Humphries, and played some of the best deep house nights and clubs worldwide, including Shelter (NYC), Deep (LA), The End Up (San Francisco) and Djoon (Paris). Seeing him perform live is an experience not soon forgotten - just come and you'll see! Along with frequent parter Tony Loreto (together making up MKTL, frequently seen on deep house charts worldwide), Kev has numerous original productions and remixes on classic and deep house labels such as Defected, Yellorange, Underground Collective, Soul Heaven, Vega and Code Red. Check the links and bio under the flyer images below for more about Master Kev.

SUNSET SESSIONS
Labor Day Weekend 2011!
Sunday, September 4th from 6pm to 2am
@ Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422 Congress, ATX

w/ special guest
Master Kev
(MKTL, Underground Collective, Defected, Yellorange, Underground Collective, Soul Heaven, Vega, Code Red Recordings - NYC)


Plus Sunset Sessions Resident DJs:
Paco (The Family, HUMP!)
Tarek (Licksamba Music)
Brotha Jibril (Ritual Music, Soular Grooves, Houston)

And live musicians:
Ilya Janos (percussion, Houston)
Ephraim Owens (trumpet - www.ephraimowens.com)






Master Kev's PRESS, LINKS, BIO and DISCOGRAPHY

5 MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
http://www.5chicago.com/features/may2008/master-kev.html

LINKS TO PODCASTS AND PRODUCTIONS...
http://soundcloud.com/master-kev
http://masterkev.podomatic.com/

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/MasterKevmktl/

LIVE FOOTAGE FROM PAST EVENTS

Live during his Japan tour @ Better Days


Master Kev @ La Santanera for Mi Casa 2010 Playa Del Carmen 10/9/10

BIOGRAPHY
Master Kev’s victory in a mix-off contest in the 1990’s proved that the years of obsessing over the mixes of Timmy Regisford, Tony Humphries and others on radio and in clubs, studying underground dance and beat syncopation and accumulating a killer collection of records finally paid off . And as the number of shows soared, so did Kev’s talent. Soon after, hero Tony Humphries called Kev to ask him to join forces with him on his Yellorange Label. His answer? A triumphant ‘Hell Yeah’..
After spinning in his first WMC in the year 2000 and embarking on several trips to Europe , Asia and beyond, with Tony Humphries and even solo, his DJ career was officially on the rise. Playing with some of the most prominent clubs in major cities all over the world and playing alongside some of the prominent names in the industry including Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford, David Morales, Danny Krivit, Kerri Chandler and so many more. Also, in 2000 Kev along with founder Marlon D and others helped form the Underground Collective - a collection of DJ’s, performers, musicians..etc created to draw exposure in the dance music industry to major labels and beyond.

While working with Tony Humphries at Yellorange from 1999 - 2004, Kev had many ‘Net Shows’ on the site along with Tony Humphries and the other Yellorange DJ’s that were updated once a month. Then in 2004, Kev started a weekly radio show on CyberJamz Radio (cyberjamz.com). The show has grown more and more each year, with many producers giving Kev the upfront heat and unreleased jams. Also, many labels send Kev promo’s in hopes that those tracks/songs will be played on his very highly listened to radio show. With the amount of weekly hits in the archives it was no wonder they would think of Kev to help promote the new music.These days u can find the Master Kev 'Sessions' shows or his podcasts on Podomatic (www.masterkev.podomatic.com ) which are updated frequently.

In 2006 Kev partnered up with long time friend and former Yellorange/Underground Collective DJ partner David ‘Vibes’ Tobon and keyboard wizard John Crockett to form MKDV. They produced their first track together titled ‘Twisted’ which gained a lot of early support from the biggest names in the dance music industry and was a very popular release on the Code Red & Defected labels. They also worked on original tracks for Tony Records and remixes for Louie Vega’s imprint Vega Records remixing Sara Devine’s ‘Special’ as well as remixes for Mel Cheren’s and Kevin Hedge’s (Blaze) West End Records. In 2007 Kev partnered up with good friend Scott Wozniak to produce more tracks for Code Red & Defected titled ‘String Thing’ and ‘Uncooked’ .. ‘String Thing’ became the number 1 download on Defected’s website for weeks .. They also did some remixes on Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Cherie Amour’ and Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ (high in demand since the 2007 WMC) which were never released to this date. Later that year Kev also partnered up with Abicah Soul and worked on original tracks and remixes as well. One of those tracks ‘Kora’ was released on Iwanni Records from Toronto.

With an abundance of traveling and playing in major clubs as well as major clubs back home in NYC such as Cielo, Santos, Sullivan Room..etc..work and the frequently updated podcast shows on Podomatic, Kev is once again back in the studio this time with very talented Tony Loreto from Italy. They have been working together a lot throughout 2009. They have done remixes for Tortured Soul ,Arnold Jarvis, Kenny Bobien, Peven Everett, Underground Collective,Michelle Weeks, Boddhi Satva's Offering Label, DJ Spen's 'Code Red' label and many others as well.

Master Kev & Tony Loreto have done a few boots as well including the remix of 'Wicked Game' Chris Isaac (fully supported by Danny Krivit and Francois K) , Leela James, Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' .. Nina Simone's 'I Put A Spell On You' and probably their biggest yet for Radiohead 'Creep' which has made very big noise worldwide from some of the greats such as Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer , Marques Wyatt and more. Stay tuned for much more to come!
And these days Kev and longtime friend Marlon D are back in the swing of doing Underground Collective parties in Colombia and worldwide.. Stay tuned :):)

ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS

Wild Kingdom - MKTL (soon to be released on Gotsoul )
Testify w/Johnny Dangerous (forthcoming)
As yet Untitled (with Chris IDH)
Twisted - Code Red/Defected Records
Hysteria - Code Red/Defected Records
656 Forever - Tony Records
String Thing (with Scott Wozniak ) - Code Red /Defected Records
Kora - Iwanni
Our Poem (remake of Bobby Konders ‘The Poem’ ) - unreleased
Uncooked (with Scott Wozniak ) - unreleased

REMIXES

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Creep - Radiohead (with Tony Loreto) - White
Another Lover - Tortured Soul - TSTC
Wake Up- Arnold Jarvis - Soul Heaven
Velvet Touch - Jerkhouse featuring Niles Thomas (soon to be released on Stalwart)
Slam Me Baby - Alexis P Sutter
Juju- Black Coffee
You In Mind - Polyrhythm (Offering Records)
I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
Strong Man - David Sabat
Music In My Head - Angel A
How Bad I Want You- Peven Everett
Pyramids - William Scott - Spirit Sound
I Shall Not Be Moved - Kenny Bobien (forthcoming)
Animal - Gretchen Rhodes - forthcoming
Underground Collective Anthem - Marlon D (forthcoming on
Underground Collective Recordings)
Our Folklore - Kalero (forthcoming on Underground Collective Recordings)
I Am Forgiven - Inaya Day (w/Tony Loreto) - forthcoming
Don't Be Afraid - Kenny Bobien - forthcoming on Tribe
Shine On - Renee Smith - Code Red
Carib’s Leap (MKDV/John Crockett RMX) - West End Records
Special - Sara Devine - Vega Records
The Rhythm (with Scott Wozniak ) - David Harness - Thread Recordings
My Cherie Amour (with Scott Wozniak) - Stevie Wonder - White Label
You Are So Beautiful (with Scott Wozniak) - Joe Cocker - White
Wicked Game (with Tony Loreto) - Chris Isaak - White
Nuwamba - ‘Heaven’ (Abicah Soul, Master Kev & Tony Loreto Unreleased RMX) - City Deep 2008
Send For Me (with Tony Loreto )- Atlantic Starr - Downtown 161


Live Sunset Sessions mix featured on The House Hookup!

Sorry for the lag time between posts. I have a good excuse though - We just spent a week in Vieques, Puerto Rico ; ) As some of you know, Jenny and I were married in Puerto Rico in 2010, and we said we would return so we could visit the tiny island of Vieques. Well, we didn't waste any time - And it was amazing and well worth it, no doubt!

While we were away, my live 2011 SXSW mix from Sunset Sessions was featured on local house DJ Kadabra's The House Hookup podcast. Kadabra was a college radio jock a few years back, and it shows in his hosting abilities. And his show is quickly climbing the ranks on Podomatic, featuring local and regional talent alongside national and international stars, along with regular mixes from Kadabra. Check the podcast out here. Listen with the player below, or click the link below the player to listen to my guest mix and other mixes on The House Hookup's podcast page.



Paco - "Live from Sunset Sessions SXSW 2011" featured on The House Hookup

So now, back to the grind... It's all good stuff though! Some great events coming up! Here are a few of them, real quick (more details later)...

*bas_mrkt 005 on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Lanai
*Sunset Sessions (w/ special guest Master Kev!) Sunday, Sept. 4th @ Lanai
*House Addict Fridays @ Townhouse Friday, Sept. 9th

More to come soon! Adios for now...
paco

Two new mixes now online - Classics and Disco / Deep and Soulful House

Thanks so much to everyone for the ongoing support this past weekend. The first edition of House Addict Fridays @ Nuvola was a success for sure, and we owe that to all of you! More good things to come there in the future, no doubt. And of course, bas_mrkt went off AS USUAL. It just keeps getting better from here....

First up, two brand new mixes to share with The Family. ; ) To start, my good friend and a long-time inspiration to many of us, Leonard Trujillo aka DJ Rise recently asked me to submit a guest mix for his long-running radio show - House Nation on 90.1 KSYM in San Antonio - and I was honored to say, "Yes"! In the spirit of House Nation, I played nothing but classics (and one remix of a classic) - House, Soul and Disco, and a little different than what I normally do. Listen with an open mind and hopefully you'll appreciate it : )

And for a journey through house music's history and future, be sure to check the other shows from Leo on the House Nation podcast. Always proper music from my man!



Paco - Guest Mix on House Nation

Tracklisting
1) T-Coy – CariƱo (Motor City Drum Ensemble mix)
2) Dream Team - Love is What We Need (Benji's BC Mix)
3) Andronicus - Make You Whole
4) Code 718 - Equinox (Heavenly Club mix)
5) The Brand New Heavies - Stay This Way (Lunar Dub)
6) The Brand New Heavies - Stay This Way (Club mix)
7) T.S. Monk - Can't Keep My Hands to Myself
8) Christian Falk feat. Demetrius - Make It Right (LP mix)
9) LNR - Reachin (Dub w/ vocal)
10) Swing 52 - The Madness of it All (The Rhythm Hyped Mix)
11) Sixteen Souls - Late Night Jam
12) C&M Productions - True House (House Is Love Mix)

Next up! The live mix from last Sunday's bas_mrkt show. Plenty of people were out early for my set this time around, and it was great building the energy and atmosphere as the sun went down. This mix is perfect for a hot, sunny day with plenty of soul, afro vibes and funky, jazzy tech vibes. These are songs, not just tracks or filler like so much of what fills dancefloors these days.

Here is the mixcloud link for streaming - Email me at pacofromthefamily@gmail.com if you'd like the private link for high quality download. Tell your friends too... : )



Paco - Live @ bas_mrkt 004

Tracklisting
1) Rocco - Saharien Child (Lars Behrenroth Reprise)
2) Rocco - Saharien Child (Original Mix)
3) Jason Cheiron - Afrotastico
4) Osunlade - No Way
5) Irfain Rainy & Rex Leon feat. Vaceo - Singer of Songs (Vinyl Ears mix)
6) Mic Newman - The Fidelity
7) After Hours - Feel It (The Egotrip Mix)
8) Leif - So Long (Move D mix)
9) Alex Agore - Cafe Au Lait
10) Jeff Sharel - Know Things
11) Pol_On - Secret Love

To be sure you don't miss future updates and mixes like these, email me or subscribe to this blog by clicking on the orange box towards the upper right corner of the page.

Enjoy and have a great weekend ~ Paco

Three big shows for this weekend in Austin - House, funk, soul, latin, classics and all that jazz

I hope everyone's doin' well so far this week. Here's the lowdown on a few of this weekend's events... Three good shows with tons of DJs well worth checking out. On Friday, House Addict Fridays and resident Mark Denim return with guests including DJs Matteo and Kadabra, plus DJ Digg from Table Manners Crew (yep, playing House Music just for this night!) and Yeah Def representing GhostPizza Dallas. Check the event details here.

And next, after an extremely successful first run, the East End Boys from Houston along with Toddy B bring Praia Urbana back to the Roial rooftop in Austin on Saturday from 2p-10p for its second edition, this time with globe-trotter DJ Wady from Colombia. Also, there are plenty of local stars on the bill, including J.A.M.O.N., Allen Tagle, Big Rich and William Konitzer, and of course Toddy B, plus Praia residents Alex Clavijo, Bobby Blyss and my soul brother Esteban Torres. For those that weren't there the first time, you definitely missed out and you don't want to miss this one. Come early - There will be great food and drink specials early and there's plenty of great lounge seating and shade to enjoy the daytime vibes and dancing.

More details on this Saturday's Praia Urbana show here:
Praia Urbana July 2011 News
Praia Urbana Austin w/ DJ Wady on facebook

Check the video of the last Praia Urbana show in Austin, including great footage of all the DJs (including myself, haha ;) in action.

Finally, on Sunday from 8p-2a, Soul of the Boot and StrangeTribe kick off their new monthly on fourth Sundays @ Lanai - "Soul Shrine" with local funk connoisseur Chorizo Funk and special guest Rich Medina. Rich is a true veteran and master of the culture, and is deep into soul, afro-beat, disco, soul, house and all that jazz. Be sure to catch this show if you can. Papa Chop and Jeff Strange never disappoint.

Ok, ya'll have a great weekend.

Stay safe, dance hard and keep it positive : )

Peace,
Paco

House Addict Fridays kick-off / bas_mrkt 004 Sunday!

Hola peeps!

I hope everyone's been making the most of the summer and bearing through the heat! Jenny and I have been getting out weekly for swimming all around a lot of the best springs and swimming holes in Central Texas - Blue Hole, Krause Springs, Hamilton Pool, etc. You've gotta get to some of these if you haven't been!

There's been lots of great daytime parties and nighttime shows too. Here are a couple of great ones this weekend for fans of house, techno, tech-house, and just plain great dance music. ; )


First up, the kick off party for House Addict Fridays @ Nuvola Bar w/ me (Paco) and DJ Mark Denim! We're very excited about this one - Some of you know Nuvola Bar from its previous life as Canvas. Nuvola (on 5th between Congress and Brazos next to Kingdom) has a great lay out, and now, with a new owner and a new promotions team that's looking to really support House Music on Friday nights, there's a lot of potential for great things in the future! This Friday, we're bringing in extra speakers and bass horns just to ensure that the sound is right for the dancefloor and for all the music lovers. Come early to support and to take advantage of the $2 wells before 11. Also, $3 domestics all night long.

We're running a little lottery to encourage people to spread the word about this new night. For a chance to win a $40 drink tab for Friday night, RSVP on the facebook event page and hit "I like it" on the Do512 page, then hit me back to let me know you've done it. Feel free to tell your friends too! Friday, we will literally draw a name from a hat and we'll hit you up to let you know if you're the winner! All in the name of getting the word out and supporting your scene. It takes a community! ; )



And on Sunday, bas_mrkt is on the Lanai rooftop once again! This time, we'll be starting a little later due to the summer heat, but be sure to come at 7 pm when the doors open or shortly after to soak up the deep and soulful, positive sunset vibes from me. As usual, there's a full roster of funky, talented DJs on the lineup. It's been great watching this night really blow up each month!

Here's the lineup for this one : )

Paco- The Family / Sunset Sessions / HUMP!
DJ Jonene - electricaveanueatx / Stompy - Atx via SF
Chris Rome
DRK-uFunktion
Keine Moniker-surfacerecordings-SF
christian barbuto-electricavenueatx
Mexican from Mars-hypersonic



And to get you ready for another edition of bas_mrkt, here's a link to the last hour of my 3-hour live mix from the last bas_mrkt. It was hot out there and you can feel it in these musical selections - Deep, tech, soulful and afro house with tracks from Move D, Moodymanc, Christo, Osunlade, Sasse, Musaria, Office Gossip, and more...



Stream and check the tracklisting here. If you'd like a free 320 kbps download of the mix, just hit me back and I'll send you the private link. : )

Finally, be sure to check the links below for all the sites I'm on. I've been a lot more active on this blog, so subscribe for regular updates on music and events, and other related info on our culture! Or, come find me on twitter. And of course, plenty of free music for streaming or downloading on my podomatic page, my soundcloud page and the bas_mrkt mixcloud page.

Hope to see you this weekend on the dancefloor!

Peace,
Paco

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Tonight in Austin - Plenty of funk, soul, disco and boogie business!

What's goin' on, people! In spite of the relentless summer heat here in Austin, TX, there are plenty of great funky dance events goin' on tonight! Here's a quick rundown of a few that we'll be checking out tonight. Thanks to all the DJs, promoters, dancers, and supporters that make it happen!

First up, two great funky shows tonight in East Austin. At the Gypsy Lounge, Soul of the Boot and Strangetribe (two crews who always do it right with their Night Fever event series and other collaborationss) host local latin funk heroes Los Bandidos Cosmicos (DJ Manny w/ Claude 9) along with Washington DC-based producer, DJ, percussionist, party rocker and man of many other hats Rex Riddem. Check the event details here.

Also on Austin's east side, Adam Warped and Co. are hosting "Love Drug, A Vinyl Disco Party" once again. I haven't had a chance to make it out for this one yet, but the resident DJs Adam Warped, Davey Schacherl (formerly Richard Gear) and Supafly know their funk, soul and disco classics as well as anyone in town, so there's no doubt the music will be right and the dancefloor will be bumpin. Plus, my HUMP! Family brother DJ Resinthol is the special guest for tonight, so the disco love vibe is further guaranteed ; ) Find more details and become a fan of Love Drug here.

Finally, much props is due to Jonny Whutnot for breaking into Austin so fully and completely after moving here just a few years ago from Minneapolis. Jonathan has joined forces with Daetron Vargas and the other great folks from Loft 718 for their monthly funk, disco, hip hop, breaks and boogie night Can't Stop the Funk. This time, there's a full roster of funky vinyl addicts, including one of my favorites DJ Millhouse, plus Danbone, MC Macheti Mike and of course, DJ Whutnot.

I know there's plenty more great stuff goin' down, but that's all we're gonna make it to tonight. Hope everyone has a fun and safe night!

ps For those of you looking to get in the mood for all the funky disco parties tonight, here is a classic funk and deep disco mix I did a couple of years ago, heavily influenced by Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage. All vinyl with tracks from artists such as Lace, Imagination, Martin Circus, Idris Muhammad, Slave, Clyde Alexander, etc. Stream or download at the link below...

"Paco - Fever"


Tracklisting
1) Imagination – So Good, So Right (Larry Levan dub)
2) Unlimited Touch – Searchin'
3) Gayle Adams - Love Fever
4) Lace - Can't Play Around (dub)
5) Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes
6) Slave – Just a Touch of Love (Paul Simpson remix)
7) Goody Goody – It Looks Like Love
8) Eddy Grant – Time Warp
9) Azoto – San Salvador (dub)
10) Clyde Alexander – Got to Get Your Love
11) Tamiko Jones – Can't Live Without Your Love
12) Martin Circus – Disco Circus
13) Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Eve

New Youtube Channel - "Family Vibes" is now up and running!

I trust everyone had a good holiday weekend. Found plenty of great new music and couple of a choice DJ mixes online, including this recent one from Southport Weekender regular Paul Stuart. And we caught an excellent show at the new club Kingdom here in Austin. DJs Blend-E & J.A.M.O.N. playing a full night of jackin' house on Sunday. Very glad we didn't miss that one! And I finally sank my teeth into Twitter - Never really understood it before, but after a bit of research, I think I'm finally starting to get it! I just pray it's not as habit forming as Facebook was when I first discovered it. Hit me up @pacodelafamilia if you're on there...

I just created a Youtube channel with some of my recent favorite songs - Deep house, soulful house, tech house, classics, funk, boogie, disco, jazz, etc. Deeply-rooted, feel good music with harmony and musicality - Nothing but positive vibes as usual! I'll be adding plenty more favorites in the future, plus more videos from our events here in Austin and Central Texas. Subscribe and become a friend. : )

Click here to tune into "Family Vibes" on Youtube

New live mix now online - Deep, soulful vibes!

Plenty of great live DJ mixes coming down the pipeline so far this year... This one is from the 3rd edition of bas_mrkt at Lanai Rooftop Lounge here in Austin, TX. As usual, we started it off early (with a bit of downtempo, latin and jazz, easing into deep house and tech house) to enjoy the food and specials on mimosas and the the BYO Bloody Mary bar on Lanai's lovely patio. Click the link below to stream the 3rd hour of my 3 hr mix. Enjoy the music...

Email pacofromthefamily@gmail.com for the private download link to add to your iPod, etc. If you're interested, I'd also be happy to share the earlier part of the set, with plenty of downtempo and jazz rarities, etc. : )

ps bas_mrkt will return to Lanai on Sunday, July 17th. This one will start at 7 pm - Be sure to mark your calendars if you love deep house and techno!

Paco - Live @ bas_mrkt 003


1) Move D - Your Personal Healer
2) Moodymanc - Black Paint (Larry Heard’s After Dark mix)
3) Osunlade – Manowirdz
4) Arnaud D feat. Thabz - In The Dancefloor (Instrumental Mix)
5) Christo - The Trust Is Gone (Deep Order Remix)
6) Martin Dawson - The Return
7) Manuel Tur - Most Of This Moment (Isolee Mix)
8) Musaria feat. Saturna - Moment (Atjazz Re-Fix)
9) Andreas Saag - Leslie's Vision
10) Iron Curtis - Brthrs (Basement Dub)
11) Martin Nowakowski & Marcin Krupa - I Play Disco At Techno Parties (Sasse Remix)
12) Dzeta N' Basile & Cozzy D - What A Day
13) Office Gossip - Imperfect Variations (Var. III)

Praia Urbana in Houston Saturday / bas_mrkt 003 w/ Alland Byallo in Austin Sunday!

Hey folks - I hope everyone's been enjoying the summer. This heat is no joke! Well, I guess we are blessed to have so many sunny, beautiful days to enjoy friends, family, swimming, and of course - Music!

A few quick updates and announcements from me - First up, a live set from the last Sunset Sessions show Memorial Day weekend @ Lanai. This time, we recorded our sax maestro Andre Killian and you can even hear a bit of Ilya Janos on percussion as well. The crowd noise really brings the live energy to your speakers/headphones too! The tracklisting follows as well for you trainspotters. Good stuff here, have a listen - Streaming and downloading is free.


Paco w/ Andre Killian and Ilya Janos - Live @ Sunset Sessions Memorial Day 2011



1) Soul Purpose - The_Nervous_Track_(M's_Re-Play)
2) Wayne Gardiner - Always In My Dreams (Celestial Vox Dub Mix)
3) Zepherin Saint & Nathan Adams - Love Of My Life (Atjazz Astro Dub)
4) Osunlade - Idiosyncracy
5) Deep Hustlers feat.Tanya Michelle - I Don't Know (Claude Monnet Hahahaha Dub)
6) Rasmus Faber & Alf Tumble - Leave Me Alone
7) Inner City - Good Life
8) Kerri Chandler - Coro (The Colonial Mentality) (Kaoz 6-23 Dark Mix)
9) Zakes Bantwini feat. Xolani Sithole - Clap Your Hands (Club Mix)
10) Atjazz - Parallels (Jazzanova Inst)
11) Milton Jackson - Crash (Lovebirds Remix)
12) Norty Cotto vs Serious Intention - You Dont Know (Norty Cotto Funk Club Mix)
13) X-Fade - Got A Funk (Groove Of All Grooves mix)
14) Genius of Time - Drifting Back
15) Osunlade - I'm Happy
16) Charles Webster feat. Diviniti - Learning To Love Me (P's Deep Soul Mix)
17) DJ Le Roi & Roland Clark - Soul Meditation (acapella)

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Now for this weekends events - Two great shows, one in Houston and one in Austin!

SATURDAY - PRAIA URBANA w/ DJs BORIS & MARK GRANT!
2-11 pm @ Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX

What an honor to be a part of this one! I hope to see many of my Austin, San Antonio & Dallas peeps for this one, and of course, my new and old Houston friends. : )

Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://praia-june2011.eventbrite.com/


The legendary Praia Urbana party is back in Houston, this time featuring:
BORIS and MARK GRANT
+ many of your favorite regional DJs and artists!

This is the 20th edition of PRAIA URBANA in Houston, Texas featuring 2 monster headliners and a solid line-up of regional DJs!
June 18th, 2011 will be the second party of the Houston season.

HEADLINERS for the day/night:
DJ BORIS (NYC)
&
MARK GRANT (Chicago)


*sponsored by Momentum Southwest MINI*

with support from:
El Boogie [Austin] (AspectAudio, 6th Sense Recordings, ElectricAveTX)
Paco [Austin] (Hump, The Family, Sunset Sessions)
Daelo [Austin] (Nightshade Music)
Alex Clavijo (Bedroom Muzik, Uniform, Nightshade, We Love Sundays)
Bobby Blyss (We Love Sundays,77002)
Esteban Torres (Soular Grooves KPFT 90.1 FM, Soul Awakening)
Josh Dupont (Nightshade Music label boss)
Lullaby (Neurotraxx, Locked In, LOTUS, Lowlife)
Oz De Funk (Tager & Funk, 77002)
Marcus Starkist ( Lowlife, Velvet)

For more details, check the flyer below or go to the facebook event page...

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SUNDAY - bas_mrkt 003 w/ ALLAND BYALLO (Liebe*detail//pokerflat [kontrol]/berlin)
4p-2a @ Lanai Rooftop Lounge. 5th & Congress, Austin, TX

As usual, bas_mrkt is tearing up the Lanai rooftop this third Sunday of the month! I'll be starting it out from 4-7 with an eclectic, set of downtempo, jazzy soulful business, house music and other deep vibes. Come early for $1 mimosas, $5 BYO Bloody Marys, $2.50 beers & $3 frozens from 4-7 pm.

Also, bottle service is HALF-PRICE for the whole show, from 4pm-2am!
To reserve bottle service, contact Lesliann: Info@LanaiAustin.com or call (512)653-2546.


For details on Alland Byallo, including his bio and other credientials, check out the facebook event page or go to:
www.cohenshi.com
www.allandbyallo.com

Set times for the night...

4-7 : Paco (The Family, Sunset Sessions)
7-8 : Chris Nelson (electricavenueatx) w/ MC Flint
8-9 : Stephen Glass (Headset Recordings/myhouse-yourhou se.net
9-10 : John Reyes (http://www.capitaltechno.c om/)
10-12 : El Boogie & Christian B. (electricavenueatx)
12-2 : Alland Byallo

New live mix now online! Sunset Sessions Memorial Day 2011


This the closing set from Sunset Sessions on the Lanai Rooftop Memorial Day Weekend 2011. Another great show, and we were very pleased to have recorded Andre Killian on sax and Ilya Janos on percussion in the mix as well! Tracklisting coming soon... < /br>< /br>< /br>< /br>

bas_mrkt Sunday May 22, then Sunset Sessions May 29th!

The first Praia Urbana in Austin was a huge success, no doubt! For those that were there, you know that the Houston East End Boys production crew doesn't play around! And Roial is no doubt a perfect venue for this party - Can't wait for more! If you're in Houston, I'm honored to be joining them for the next Praia Urbana at the Last Concert Cafe on Saturday, June 18th with world class headliners - DJ Boris and Mark Grant! Whoop!!! ; )


This Sunday, bas_mrkt edition 002 is ready to rock the Lanai Rooftop once again. Like last time, I'll be kicking off the party at 4 pm with some of my very favorite local talent - This time, a true veteran and legend of the Austin and Texas dance music scene - DJ Michaelangelo! And thankfully, El Cocinero has agreed to join us on percussion again!

Come early for the deep vibes, and of course the food and great drink specials!
$1 mimosas, $5 BYO Bloody Mary bar, $2.50 beers and $3 frozens until 7 pm!









Here is the full lineup...

Allen Tagle vs anomino artista (nightculture, electricavenueatx) - 12-2am

sasha Braverman(rekliner, HTX)- 11-12am

John Baugh (sounds like, dallas)) - 10-11pm

Brian Busch(sounds like, dallas) - 9-10pm

Jonene(panhandle, electricavenueatx)- 8-9pm

Chris Nelson(electricavenueatx) - 7-8pm

Paco w/ El Cocinero on percussion - 5:30-7pm

Michaelangelo w/ El Cocinero on percussion - 4-5:30pm

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***And next Sunday - Memorial Day Weekend!***
We love holiday weekends, because of Sunset Sessions! Sunday, May 29th @ Lanai with special opening guest - A true Texas hero - Nationally renowned and respected Soular Grooves' DJ Sun warming it up proper with the soulful, jazzy downtempo vibes from 4-7 pm.

Plus! GEMINI ROLL CALL! Yep, we'll be celebrating my birthday and birthdays for all Geminis at this Sunset Sessions show as well! Click the flyer for more details and mark your calendars now for another very special afternoon and evening...





See you on the rooftop!

Peace,
Paco

Praia Urbana Saturday/ bas_mrkt May 22 & Sunset Sessions May 29!

Ok folks!

There is a ton of great stuff coming up for these next few weeks. Let's get right to it...

Real quick, here are two of my most recent live mix sets to get you through your work day and ready for the weekend ~
Paco - Live @ Sunset Sessions SXSW 2011


Paco w/ percussion by El Cocinero - Live @ bas_mrkt 001

This mix is also available as two parts on the new bas_mrkt mixcloud page as well, along with plenty more great mixes from the talented bas_mrkt family. Jump on and "heart" this mix or any of the other DJ mixes to hype it up and spread the message!

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First up, this Saturday from 2-10 pm is the long-awaited arrival of Houston's legendary Praia Urbana party in Austin! People are super-hyped about this one! Roial, on 5th just west of Congress, has a gorgeous rooftop (the "Praia Terrace") and main room (the "Praia Underground") and is the perfect venue for this all day celebration of dance music and good times. Go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/668913739/Austin/14571838815 to save money and guarantee your ticket! Check the flyer and Youtube video below for more details...

Tix @ http://www.eventbrite.com/event/668913739/Austin/14571838815
See the video and press on one of the recent Praia Urbana parties here.

And on Sunday, May 22nd, starting at 4 pm, bas_mrkt returns to the Lanai rooftop for its second edition. The first show last month was a huge success, and it looks like we're in for many great ones to come. Another one not to be missed! Plan to come early for the BYO Bloody Mary Bar, with specials on mimosas and maybe even some spiced rum horchata (we're working on that ;). Because last time was such a hit, percussionist El Cocinero will be opening the show at 4 pm alongside veteran talent DJ Michaelangelo and myself with the deep vibes : )



***And Finally - Memorial Day Weekend!***

Sunset Sessions @ Lanai on Sunday, May 29th with special opening guest - A true Texas hero - Nationally renowned and respected Soular Grooves' DJ Sun warming it up proper with the soulful, jazzy downtempo vibes from 4-7 pm.

Plus! GEMINI ROLL CALL! Yep, we'll be celebrating my birthday and birthdays for all Geminis at this Sunset Sessions show as well! Check the flyer below for more details and mark your calendars now for another very special afternoon and evening...

See you on the rooftop(s) ; )

Sunset Sessions w/ Julius Papp Wednesday @ Lanai / Jay Tripwire + more @ The Madison Thur-Sat!

Well, the week of SXSW is finally here! As a music lover, this is one of my favorite weeks in Austin because we're blessed to so much experience world classic in our wonderful town. There's too many great events to mention, so I'll just focus on a couple here...

First up! The return of SUNSET SESSIONS, this time w/ special guest JULIUS PAPP on Wednesday, March 16 @ Lanai Rooftop Lounge. As usual, we will start the party early to take advantage of the lovely weather and Lanai's gorgeous rooftop patio ~ Show starts @ 4 pm, and - RED ALERT! - Julius Papp will be blessing us with a special downtempo set before the sun goes down. Plus, $2.50 beers, $3 frozen drinks and $4 VIP martinis (vodka-infused pineapple), plus half-priced pizzas 'til 8 pm. Full food menu 'til 10 pm. So yeah, come early!

Check the flyer below. Here are a few links to mixes from the crew, including Julius' fabulous "LazyDaze Vol. 1" live downtempo and soul set, plus a link to hear Julius’ new album, “Open Mind”, to get you in the mood.

Julius Papp MixTape - lazydaze Vol.1/2009
Julius Papp – “Open Mind”
Julius Papp – House Music Mix/November 2010

Brotha Jibril – Live @ Sunset Sessions Labor Day 2010

Paco – “Family Vibes” March 2011 – Deep, afro, broken and tech vibes
Paco – “Family Vibes” January 2011 – Deep, classic and soulful vibes
Paco – Live @ Sunset Sessions Labor Day 2010

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After that, the folks from club FWD in Houston join forces with lovely Austin club The Madison for three days of pure techno and house loveliness, and a slammin' boat party on Lake Austin on Saturday evening. I'll be joining the crew and opening for Brett Johnson and Jay Tripwire on Friday night. Come out early Friday night to catch my warm up set of deep, techy rhythms. Here are the details for FWDXSW...

March 17th-19th 2011

FWDXSW

a FWD Houston Unofficial SXSW Electronic Music Showcase at
...The Madison [307 W 5th Street, Austin Tx 78701]
The Madison [307 W 5th Street, Austin Tx 78701]
Doors 8pm-3am
pre-sales all 3 events at The Madison for $30:
http://www.fla.vor.us/189398-F WDXSW-tickets/FWDXSW-austi n-The-Madison-March-17-201 1.html
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March 17th at the Madison 8pm-3am
Clive Henry
[Circo Loco/Crosstown Rebels/Peace Division – London]

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March 18th at the Madison 8pm-3am
Jay Tripwire
[Poker Flat Recordings/Tonality/Conya - Canada]

Brett Johnson
[Fabric/Classic/Aesoteric/ 2020 Vison]

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March 19th Boat Party!

House on the Lake w/
Andy Caldwell
[OM Recordings - SF]

JT Donaldson
[OM Recordings/Gallery/The Hue]

powered by: Bassmaxx
Capacity: limited to 100 tickets

Pre-sales:
http://www.fla.vor.us/wafform.aspx?_act=eventview&_pky=89140

Boat Docks at 5pm [6pm-9pm]
Austin's Newest, Most Luxurious Riverboat!!
Located on Lake Lady Bird (formally Town Lake)
Dock Location: South First Street Bridge

more info: http://www.lonestarriverboat.com
fb event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=198684326817949

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March 19th at the Madison 8pm-3am
Andy Caldwell
[OM Recordings - SF]

JT Donaldson
[OM Recordings/Gallery/The Hue]

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Local Support from:
DMajor
Generik
Lullaby
Sasha Braverman
Joe Dismal
Christian Barbuto
Daniel Allen
El Boogie
Jonene
Paco


Family Vibes January 2011 - Deep Vibes now online

Hot off the decks - This new Deep House mix showcases a mix of classic, deep, soulful and jazzy styles. This one is truly rooted in the heart and soul of House's history and legacy. I hope everyone loves it as much as I do. Enjoy : )

While you're there, be sure to check out some of the other mixes on my podomatic page. Tons of deep and soulful goodies. High quality 328 kbps downloads and streams for every mix, FREE!

Here is the main link:
http://pacofromthefamily.podomatic.com

And here is the link for the newest edition of Family Vibes, along with the tracklisting (click player or link below):

Paco - "Family Vibes" January 2011

1) Towa Tei feat. Bahamadia - Happy
2) Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt
3) Daphne - When You Love Somebody (Reconstruction mix)
4) Fuminori Kagajo - Piece Of Heaven (Sean McCabe Inst)
w/ The Universal Life Orchestra ft. Ruthie G - When I'm Gone (acca)
5) DJ Leandre - I Tried 4 U
6) Jeremy Sylvester - Feel the Music
7) Deep Zone - It's Gonna Be Alright (Sean McCabe Mix)
8) Juke Joint - Baby Don't Cry (Sounds Jukey To Me Dub)
9) Joeski and Matthias Heilbronn - I Got News (Jazz Vocal)
10) Dimitri from Paris - Dims Jazz (Latins in the House)
11) Cajmere and Gene Farris - Le Mirage
12) Carlos Rubio - Una Familia (Chillin With Rubio mix)
w/ The Playground feat. Paul Alexander - Desire (The Voice)
13) Gary's Gang - Let's Lovedance Tonight (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
14) Roland Clark - Speak To Me (Rainy City's Tellurian Revamp)
15) Wavetest - Schmusiman
16) Blaze - We Are One (Kiko Look Inside Dub)
17) Blaze - We Are One (Kiko Navarro New Life remix)