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Mixes

Playlists

  • These are recent tracks I’ve played in sets and on my weekly radio show for the last few months.

    Lucky Brown Justice from Mesquite Beat (feat. The S.G.’s) on Tramp Tapes
    Mr. Confuse Let The Music Play Kudos Records
    Cotton Bud Freeflow (Ed Mahon remix)
    Los Midas feat. Ken Nana San Jacinto Tru Thoughts
    Omar Insatiable (feat. Natasha Watts) from Love in Beats Freestyle Records
    Imany Pressley I’m Not Sharing
    pt 2
    Leftside Wobble Kinky Girl
    Elecktroids Future Tone
    Secret Weapon Must Be The Music
    Andy Compton and Rogiers Feel Free (Guitar-Dub)
    Matt Reagan More to Feel Alive from Compilation no.1
    Ideaz Cosmo View Cold Busted from Motion Capture
    Ideaz Jazz Lover from Motion Capture Cold Busted

    Bonobo No Reason ft. Nick Murphy (Original Mix)
    Lakuta Mr Serious (Sanjiao_Remix) from So Sue Us Tru Thoughts
    Arthur’s Landing It’s A Boy (Alkalino Remix)
    Etta James I Got You (DJ Snatch edit)
    Lakuta Pique (Contours_Remix) from So Sue Us Tru Thoughts
    Lucky Brown Mesquite Beat (feat. The S.G.’s) Tramp Tapes
    ——- pt 2
    Anatoly Ice & Dariya Freedom (Jim Dunloop Remix) Kudos Records
    Novalima – Como Yo (Captain Planet Remix) from Planetario Remix EP3 on Wonderwheel
    CHEO FELICiANO ESTO ES EL GUAGUANCO (GRIZART BAREBONES REFIX)
    Curtis Mayfield Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here (Ashley Beedle Re-Edit-Beat Junkie Sound Edit)
    Leonard Cohen – It Seemed The Better Way (DJ Snatch Remix)
    Trentemøller – Redefine
    Biorhythm Blue Moon feat Jaidene Veda

    Sun Ra I Am The Instrument (Strut)
    Mor Thiam Ayo Ayo Nene (Blessing For The New Born Baby) from reissue of Dini Safarrar (Drums of Fire) on Jazzman records
    FLeCK ft. DANDELION KNOCK OUT on Booyaka Records
    Anatoly Ice & Dariya Freedom (Unchained Mix) Kudos Records
    Gil Scott Heron Winter in America Moullinex edit
    HARLEIGHBLU X STARKILLER Live Fast, Die Young (Phraim_Chicago_Mix) from Save Me on Tru Thoughts out 17TH FEBRUARY 2017 from the album Amorine
    Los Midas Kayla’s Lullaby (Wrongtom’s Skank) Tru Thoughts
    pt 2
    Morgan Heritage Light It Up feat. Jo Mersa_Marley from album Strictly Roots Deluxe
    DOxman ft Ramrock Allstars Gentleman Rudeboy Vocal from Ramrock Vol 1 catalog 2014 Ramrock all stars (Ashley Beedle, Darren Morris & Jo Wallace) was originally commissioned for Return of The Rudeboy’ 2014 exhibition info at www.returnoftherudeboy.com
    Bugaloo Foundation Rocksteady Bugalu from La Cadena on Stutter & Twitch Records
    The Saturday Nite Fish Fry – Black Rose of New Orleans – 7 ARTS
    Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco The Blues Dont Like Nobody Big Reed Records
    Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday
    5 Stairsteps – We Must Be In Love (Jim Sharp edit)

    Mister-T The-Soul-Man from Return of The classics on Cold busted
    DJ Nu-Mark Featuring Ernie Hines ‎– Our Generation Label: Hot Plate Records
    The Bamboos Keep Me In Mind (Flevans Remix)
    Nikki and Rich Cat & Mouse
    Dusty – Longing Lingers (ft. Carla Vallet & Bartellow)
    Esther Phillips Hatred

    Slum Villiage Fantastic Suite For Ma Dukes Orchestra – Untitled/Fantastic (Georgia Anne Muldrow remix)
    pt 2
    limp twins another day in life of mr jones
    Colman Brothers – She Who Dares
    MonkeyRobot – Northern Light Bastard Jazz
    Part Time Heroes Stop, Fade, Blur [feat Laura Vane]
    Lovebirds – U Give Me
    Kabanjack Wishcraft


    BulevarDescarga Keep On Moving from Musico de la Calle
    BulevarDescarga El Son Te Llama from Musico de la Calle
    Dj Steef – A2 (Biomix 03)
    Andy Compton and Rogiers Feel-Free Viva recordings
    Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It) [feat. David Lynch]
    pt 2
    Random Rab – Locura
    Simbad Supersonic Revelation (Marathon Men Rmx)
    Moodyman Lake Shore Drive (Todd Terje Rekutt)
    Chaka Khan / Herbie Hancock The Essence bt LTJ Bukem on Transparent Music ‎
    War – Cisco Kid (KSmooth Edit)

    BADBADNOTGOOD – Time Moves Slow (Feat. Sam Herring) from the album IV
    biggabush – Illegal (BiggaBush Version)
    biggabush – Tantos Desejos (BB Version)
    Omar Vicky’s Tune (feat. Robert Glasper & Ty) from Love in Beats on Freestyle Records Released: 27 January 2017
    Omar Doobie Doobie Doo
    pt 2
    dego & the 2000black family – Don’t Stop (let it go) feat Izzi Dunn
    Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Snatch edit) a san diego connection briefly played for san diego state in 1990
    Don Adams – Rest My Soul (DJ Snatch rework)
    Strandtuch Detroit_84-Ashley_Beedle_North_Street_Remix from the Copa EP on F*CLR records
    Crookers Beautiful
    Bonobo Break Apart ft. Rhye (Radio Edit)

    Akua Naru – Poetry/ How Does It Feel Now?
    Tom Waits – Shore Leave
    Sage Francis – spoken word from poetry slam from Sage is my hereo Vol 1
    SHE- URSULA RUCKER
    Nostalgia 77 Simmerdown
    Ashley Beedle & Ross Allen Present Gang Nairobi Feat. Saul Williams / The Warbox Allstars ‎ Murderer Style
    pt 2
    Saul Williams – Horn Of The Clock-Bike
    Zap mama 08 Poetry Man (King Britt Mix)
    DJ Vadim 10 Black Is The Night Ft Katherin Deboer
    Jaidene_Veda PISCES POETRY
    Nostalgia 77 – An Angel With No Halo
    Radiohead Nude (King Britt Remix)
    Minutemen – History Lesson Part II

    Inner City Soundclash What Goes Around feat Reuben from the album Biorhythm
    Ron Basejam – Behind the sun
    Will Magid – Gymnopédie No.1 — https://willmagid.bandcamp.com/track/gymnop-die-no-1
    Moonchild The Truth (DJ Jazzy Jeff James Poyser Remix)out January 13th from the album ‘Please Rewind’ TRU THOUGHTS
    Elektroklange Approach To Tokyo (Straight Connection Mix) (Various Artists – Face The Beat- Session 4) from side-line.com magazine
    Oscar P, DJ Biopic – American Dream (Original Mix) Oscar P – The Last Ronin
    Justice ‘Fire’ (Original Mix) [Ed Banger / Because Music] from the new album Woman
    `pt 2
    Da Maytrix – Loverman -6Blocc Remix- – from Deadly Dubs 5
    A Tribe Called Quest – BLACK SPASMODIC from We got it from here Grizart Thank you for your service
    Esta – Naka Meguro
    Waterson Ego Produced_by_Ashley_Beedle from Waterson’s Shelter EP on Back to the World Records
    Herbert_-_See_You_On_Monday_(Linkwood_remix) from See You on Monday – EP
    291out Ritorno Ad Urania Fly By Night Music

    Lee Dorsey – Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further
    The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees
    Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band – Handa Wanda
    billy_preston-nothing_from_nothing
    gwen_guthrie-aint_nothin_goin_on_but_the_rent
    sharon_redd-never_give_you_up
    blue_feather-lets_funk_tonight
    Gap band Shake
    –pt 2
    Gap band Burn Rubber On Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)
    Grand Funk Railroad 10. Footstompin’ Music
    Ohio Players There It Is
    Ohio Players Jive Turkey
    Prince U Gotta Shake Something (Unreleased version)

    Yussef Kamaal – Lowrider
    Love$ick ft. A$AP Rocky (Four Tet Remix)
    Seven Davis Jr ‘Me Like U’ (Original Mix) [Secret Angels]
    DubSkin Surrender All J-Boogie-Remix From Fear The Remixes
    Bonobo ‘Kerala’ (Original Mix) [Ninja Tune]
    biggabush The Dub Blows Forward
    A Nitty Gritty – New Orleans (Funk Edit)
    —pt 2
    Boca 45 – Kool Herc-‘s Echo Chamber
    J.Rocc – The Funky Pres Mix (Part 1 & 2)
    J.Rocc – The Funky Pres Mix (Part 5 & 6)
    Womack & Womack – Conscience Of My Conscience (Flaunt Thinking Edit)
    Funky Destination Uh-Yeah from Funkadelic Stereo Adventures on Cold Busted
    Es-K ADTN from Passages Cold Busted

(This is a video clip of show I produced, promoted and DJed with Quantic – his first appearance in San Diego in 2011 – we had over 300 people on a Thursday night with only three weeks of promotion.)

Quantic Live Oct. 2011

At Kadan 2006

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AC Lounge March 2016

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Live at Bourbon Street 2014

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Bio:

Jon Wesley has been part of the San Diego underground since 1992; first as a promoter and later in 1995 as a dj. He has been a dj for twenty two years and has played over 1,000 shows in that time.

He has managed to play in various US cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, and Miami and had a chance to do a month-long tour in Portugal but most of his experience comes from playing locally in San Diego and Los Angeles.

He was also fortunate enough to have played the legendary Does Your Mama Know afterhours numerous times before it ended its 12-year-run. In the past he had mixtapes and CDs available in numerous stores thanks to his House Vibes affiliation (a company from Los Angeles house music legend Terence Toy); stores such as Beat Non Stop, Street Sounds, Amoeba LA, Elevator, Groove Music, Amoeba on Haight San Francisco and Pure Acid mixtapes all carried mixes of his.

Jon has been a music journalist for many years who served as the music editor for BPM magazine for two years. He was also a feature and review writer for RE:UP magazine. He currently freelances as a writer and illustrator for Insomniac Events.

As a dj his music policy is simple: anything goes as long as it’s great. He constantly rotates his collection into his playlist, merging the old with the new, trying to rediscover forgotten classics in addition to spreading the word about new music. In his sets you’ll hear house and techno, breaks, funk, popular remixes, 80s, electro, African, Latin and other world music sounds, dub, reggae, golden-era hip-hop and current music styles.

As a promoter in the 90s he threw many smaller, more intimate parties first as M-2 in the early nineties– where he put on unique events with funny names such as “The Lush Cooperative” ; “Massive Luxury Overdose” (taken from the old Army of Love title) and Vapo-Rub, booking artists like DubTribe, Thomas of Wicked, Jeno, Carlos and many others. Later on he was involved with Merge Life and Music, which he co-founded with San Diego’s Jonathan Gage (eventually called Merge Events) where they put on parties featuring drum & bass and World music, downtempo and much more. They produced shows featuring Ninja Tune artists such as ColdCut, Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, The Herbalizer, DJ Vadim, Animals on Wheels and others. They also put on an event at an old bowling alley called Cosmic Bowl and introduced events in other unusual spaces like the basement of an old cowboy bar in the Gaslamp district of San Diego where they produced a short lived D&B party called Step Child. The most well known production from Gage and Jon as Merge Events – and the longest lasting event – was The Dragon Lounge co-produced with legendary San Diego breaks dj B-Side. Jon was only involved with the the Dragon Lounge for the first couple of years but the club lasted for over twelve years before Gage and B-Side moved on to other things. It still exists thanks to Kristie at Kava Lounge and Arkon who kept the dragon legacy going with possible future incarnations in the works.

Jon always wanted parties with a mix of fun, cheerful people of all ages and from all walks of life, along with a completely open-minded music policy. More recently he was the first promoter to bring Quantic to San Diego, of course in an underground fashion at The Merge Events Barrio Logan warehouse in 2011 and he paired up with Gage and DJ Vadim in 2012 for a cookoff and warehouse party.

 

He currently produces and djs at a weekly Thursday event in San Diego called Libertine at AC lounge.

Future plans for Jon are to start incorporating multi-media into his “live” performances with bits of video-mixing, digital art and live music production. His ideal gig in the future will be to be able to control the visual experience along with the aural, enabling him to communicate more of his ideas to music lovers.

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