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

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 if you'd like the private link for high quality download. Tell your friends too... : )

Paco - Live @ bas_mrkt 004

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

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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 : )


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
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!


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"

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 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)