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Hosted by Mike DeMaio. The DMZ is a weekly music show where you’ll hear Funk & Soul and Rock & Roll hanging out with Hip Hop and R&B. Music from around the world gets along here too, and sometimes it all comes together for one big party! Tune in Tuesday’s @ 5:00p and take a trip to The DMZ.
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  • One For All
    by Mike DeMaio on October 8, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Today's show is the companion of last weeks episode "All For One". These two show's are intended to compliment one another by combining tracks and artists that work together to create a symbiotic listening experience. Featured on this episode are tracks by Prince, ESG, Latin Playboys, Eddie Harris and more! The DMZ can be heard live every Tuesday @ 5:00p ET only on 1. Beastie Boys - B For My Name 2. Prince - 17 Days 3. The Soul Investigators - Soul Investigators Theme 4. ESG - I Wanna Dance 5. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Jungle Fever 6. Mop Mop - Kamakumba 7. Latin Playboys - Cuca's Blues 8. Eddie Harris - Bold and Black (DJ Nu-Mark Remix) 9. Jacques Renault - Piano's On The Beach 10. Los Lobos - Everybody Loves A Train 11. Ray Fernandez - Soul Freedom 12. The Natural Yogurt Band - Thoughts 13. The Blind Boys of Alabama - Run For A Long Time 14. Assagai - Cocoa Listen →

  • All For One
    by Mike DeMaio on September 30, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Today's episode features a diverse cast of characters working together to create a cohesive mix of Instrumentals, Hip Hop, Jazz and other loose grooves. Featuring tracks by Money Mark, Nicole Willis, Tommy Guerrero, Beastie Boys and more! 1. Money Mark - Crowns 2. Richard Swift - The Bully 3. Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - Blues Downtown 4. Tommy Guerrero - Loco's Lament 5. Beastie Boys (Feat. Santigold) - Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win 6. Richie Price - Bumpy's Lament 7. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon - King Of New York 8. The Natural Yogurt Band - Eastern Promise 9. Polar Bear - Peepers 10. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - Love Like This 11. De La Soul - All Good? 12. Butch Cassidy Sound System - Hear What I Say 13. A Tribe Called Quest - Whateva Will Be 14. Manzel - Midnight Theme The DMZ can be heard live every Tuesday @ 5:00p ET only on Listen →

  • Long Live 70's Rock
    by Mike DeMaio on September 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    The 1970's is the best rock 'n' roll decade ever. And because that period boasted such sheer diversity, picking songs for this episode was not easy. Included on this set are just some of my favorite rock anthems from that decade. So crank the volume because these monster tracks were meant to be played LOUD! The DMZ can be heard live every Tuesday @ 5:00p ET only on 1. Aerosmith - Last Child 2. Bad Company - Movin' On 3. Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band 4. Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You 5. Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin' Care of Business 6. Mountain - Mississippi Queen 7. Foreigner - Hot Blooded 8. Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla 9. Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog 10. Heart - Barracuda 11. The J. Geils Band - Detroit Breakdown 12. Ted Nugent - Free For All 13. Kiss - Detroit Rock City Listen →

  • Under Cover
    by Mike DeMaio on September 10, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    This episode features some of my favorite Rolling Stones songs as performed by other artists. Included here are some fantastic renditions of classic Stones tunes that have been interpreted in ways that compliment the original without losing their integrity. Enjoy the Stones like you've never heard them before! Listen to The DMZ live every Tuesday at 5pm (EST) on or the RFB mobile App. 1. Gimmie Shelter - Merry Clayton 2. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Ananda Shankar 3. Happy - The Pointer Sisters 4. Miss You - Etta James 5. Under My Thumb - The Who 6. As Tears Go By - Esther Phillips 7. Emotional Rescue - Jumpin' Jack Flash 8. Heaven - Kasper Bjorke 9. Moonlight Mile - Lee Fields & The Expressions 10. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Cat Power 11. Sister Morphine - Marianne Faithfull 12. No Expectations - Odetta 13. Sympathy For The Devil - Bryan Ferry Listen →

  • Tuesday Jukebox
    by Mike DeMaio on September 2, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    On this episode of The DMZ we listen to songs you might hear on the Jukebox at your favorite bar. And as always with Jukebox listening you're bound to hear a wide variety of tunes depending on who's putting their dollars in. So order another round and enjoy this mix of some Jukebox hits and some otherwise forgotten gems! 1. Take Me to the River - Al Green 2. 96 Tears - Big Maybelle 3. Lucille - Little Richard 4. Loving Cup - The Rolling Stones 5. Crosstown Traffic - The Jimi Hendrix Experience 6. The Seeker - The Who 7. I Put a Spell On You - Nina Simone 8. Needles and Pins - Jackie DeShannon 9. Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline 10. Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby 11. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow 12. Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels 13. Coconut - Harry Nilsson 14. Wild In The Streets - Garland Jeffreys 15. Every 1's A Winner - Hot Chocolate The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p EST only on Listen →

  • Beats & Treats Vol. 2
    by Mike DeMaio on August 22, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    For the second installment of the B&T series, we revisit the vast world of samples as used by some of today's most innovative producers and DJ's. This set is loaded with familiar sounds from previously recorded material that has been cut up, reworked and presented in ways that ultimately pay homage to the originals. Enjoy! The DMZ can be heard live every Tuesday @ 5:00p EST only on Listen →

  • Open Late
    by Mike DeMaio on August 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Looking for some music after hours? Need somewhere to go when all the other bars are closed? You came to the right place! This episode features some late night jazz jams mixed with some funky grooves that go perfectly with a nightcap or that last smoke before you call it a night. 1. Theme from Trouble Man Pt. 2 - Marvin Gaye 2. Collision In Black - Blue Mitchell 3. Unknown - Jimmy McGriff 4. You Know You're Right - The New City Family Band 5. Soul Bossa Nova - Bernard Purdie 6. Road's End - Jeff Cooper & The Stoned Wings 7. Unknown 8. Ain't It Hell Up In Harlem (Instrumental) - Edwin Starr 9. Keeper of My Soul - Yesterday's New Quintet 10. Look Ahere - Eddie Harris 11. Monkin' Around - Blue Mitchell 12. Sun Goddess - Yesterday's New Quintet 13. Roberta's Theme - Badder Than Evil 14. Stepping Stones - Johnny Harris 15. Unknown 16. House Party Blues - Eddie Harris 17. Unknown 18. Fire Eater - Rusty Bryant The DMZ can be heard live every Tuesday @ 5:00pm only on Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on July 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Take a trip to a tropical oasis with this breezy blend of exotic sounds. Then relax with a Mai Tai as you drift off into a lush oceanic dream world. 1. Lost Lagoon (Intro) - Clouseaux 2. La Hula Rhumba - The Tiki Orchestra 3. Cherry Rain - Kava Kon 4. Guitar Noise - The Aqua Velvets 5. Last Call - The Bomboras 6. Volcano - The Hula Girls 7. Tomorrow Night's Mourning - Satan's Pilgrims 8. Fever - Kenny Sasaki & The Tiki Boys 9. Good Little Demon - Tipsy 10. Similau - The Waitiki 7 11. Jungle Fever - Kenny Sasaki & The Tiki Boys 12. Reum With A View - Clouseaux 13. Stealin' A Wave - King Paris & The Martini Kings 14. Cave of Uldo - Waitiki 15. Serpentine Roads - Ixtahuede 16. Watusi Zombie - Jan Davis 17. Captain Lush Black Box Recording - The Tiki Orchestra The DMZ can heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p only on Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on July 16, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    This episode features music from and inspired by the Netflix series "Luke Cage". It's a soulful mix of tunes you might hear at Harlem's Paradise Nightclub, just before the shit goes down. 1. Lady Luck by Richard Swift 2. Katchi (feat. Leon Bridges) by Nick Waterhouse 3. Next Time by Curtis Harding 4. Smooth Sailin' by Leon Bridges 5. No One's Gonna Love You by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators 6. Let's Straighten it Out by O.V. Wright 7. Don't Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes 8. Mesmerized by Faith Evans 9. You Don’t Have To Worry by Doris & Kelley 10. Good Man by Raphael Saadiq 11. If I Gave You My Love by Myron & E 12. One More Night by Michael Kiwanuka 13. There's Nothing I Can Do About It by Mike James Kirkland 14. It's Me by Adrian Younge 15. Dis Generation by A Tribe Called Quest The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p EST only on Listen →

  • Remixed & Revisited
    by Mike DeMaio on July 9, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    This episode combines tracks from the Verve Remixed compilations and the Blue Note Revisited compilations (w/ a couple from the Motown Remixed series as well). These releases feature some fantastic remixes and inspired re-workings of some classic tunes by a wide variety of Jazz musicians and vocalists. It's sometimes like hearing these songs again for the first time. Enjoy! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p EST only on 1. Move Your Hand - Michael Franti / Spearhead Remix by Dr. Lonnie Smith 2. I Heard It Through the Grapevine (The Randy Watson Experience Sympathy for the Grapes Mix) by Gladys Knight & The Pips 3. California Soul, Diplo Remix by Marlena Shaw 4. Shotgun (Los Amigos Invisibles Mix) by Jr. Walker & The All Stars 5. Hummin' - Large Professor Remix by Cannonball Adderley 6. Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Rae & Christian Remix) by Dinah Washington 7. Brother, Where Are You - Mathew Herbert Remix by Oscar Brown, Jr. 8. Listen →

  • Kick In The Eye (A Post Punk Playlist)
    by Mike DeMaio on July 2, 2018 at 12:37 am

    Today's episode focuses on the Post Punk movement of the 70's and 80's. It's a broad spectrum of a genre that emerged from the more traditional styles of Punk. Featuring tracks by: Gang Of Four, Bauhaus, The Fall, Buzzcocks, Joy Division and more! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p EST only on Listen →

  • Bounce 2 This
    by Mike DeMaio on June 25, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Put on your platform shoes for this one! Today's episode features some classic tunes that blur the lines between funk and disco. It's a bouncy mix that will have you heading for the nearest lit up dance floor you can find. Including tracks by: Kool & The Gang, The Brothers Johnson, Brick, The Fatback Band, and more...enjoy! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p EST. Only on Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on June 19, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Today's episode features some of the jazz masters who spearheaded the development of Soul Jazz. By incorporating elements of blues, gospel, soul, and r&b, artists began to reshape the jazz landscape with a more groove oriented style that separated itself from the earlier and more traditional styles of jazz. 1. Dave Hamilton - Soul Suite 2. Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade In The Water 3. Dorothy Ashby - Soul Vibrations 4. Les McCann - Burnin' Coal 5. Young-Holt Unlimited - Light My Fire 6. Eddie Harris - Listen Here 7. Donald Byrd - House Of The Rising Sun 8. Herbie Hancock - Fat Mama 9. Yusef Lateef - Livingston Playground 10. Lou Donaldson - Hamp's Hump 11. Gene Harris - Higga-Boom 12. Nat Adderley - Manchild 13. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Hummin' The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00pm EST only on Listen →

  • M i X TAPE
    by Mike DeMaio on June 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    This episode features tracks by The Hot 8 Brass Band, Wanda Jackson, Gorillaz, Rolling Stones, and a killer Public Enemy/White Stripes mashup! It's an anytime, anywhere, genre jumping mix with a funky edge and a groovy center. Enjoy! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00pm EST only on 1. Get Up (Unforscene Remix) - The Hot 8 Brass Band 2. It's Real (Pavlov & Mishkin Remix) - The Hot 8 Brass Band 3. Shakin' All Over - Wanda Jackson 4. Ubiquitous (Steinski Mix) - Dennis Coffey 5. Go and See - Chico Mann 6. I Just Want To Celebrate (Mocean Worker Remix) - Rare Earth 7. Sympathy For The Devil (Neptunes Remix) - Rolling Stones 8. Too Afraid To Love You - The Black Keys 9. Sound Is Everything - Chico Mann 10. We Are One - The Hot 8 Brass Band 11. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy / The White Stripes 12. And I Thank You - Romanowski 13. Polonio (Lack of Afro Remix) by Los Manolos 14. Hillbilly Man - Gorillaz 15. Spell - Robert Walter 16. High Wall - The Bambi Listen →

  • I Love 90's Hip Hop
    by Mike DeMaio on June 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    This episode pays homage to what many refer to as the "Golden Age" of Hip Hop. During the 90's Hip Hop's increasingly innovative and diverse styles literally shaped the entire musical landscape of the time. It was a period when Hip Hop artists seemed to reinvent the genre with each new record or single they put out. The production became denser, the rhymes and beats were elevated to higher levels and the drum machine was augmented with sampling technology which gave rise to a whole new breed of dj's and producers. The amount of groundbreaking tracks released during this time is almost limitless, so to fit it all in one hour is impossible. This set features just some of my favorite artists and music from the "Golden Age"...Enjoy!! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00pm EST only on 1. Midnight Marauders Tour Guide - A Tribe Called Quest 2. Watch Out Now - The Beatnuts 3. Flava In Ya Ear - Craig Mack 4. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan 5. Fu-Gee-La - Fugees 6. Oh Listen →

  • Chains and Black Exhaust
    by Mike DeMaio on May 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    "Chains and Black Exhaust" is probably the best funk rock compilation of all time. Released in 2002 without a track list or any artist credits and boasting only a picture of an old biker bar in Chicago, it quickly became a topic of curiosity and was immediately sought after by collectors and dj's alike. It was compiled by the crew at Memphix Records, who dug deep into the 45 vault and came up with some really heavy funk rock grooves from the 1970's Black Rock music scene. And it's full of enough reverb and fuzztone to make your head spin. (track list included!!) 1.Blackrock - Yeah Yeah 2.Black Merda - Cynthy-Ruth 3.Doug Anderson - Mama, Here Comes The Preacher 4.Iron Knowledge - Showstopper 5.Jakobs Kelly - Funk Key 6.LA Carnival - Blind Man 7.Preacher - Life Is A Gamble 8.Sir Stanley - I Believe I Found Myself 9.Young Senators - Ringing Bells pt. 2 10.Jade - Paper Man 11.Curtis Knight - The Devil Made Me Do It 12.Curly Davis & Uniques - Black cobra pt. 2 13.Hot Chocolate - Listen →

  • Daptone Records Sampler
    by Mike DeMaio on May 20, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Daptone Records is a funk and soul indie record label based in Brooklyn, New York, most well known for their work with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Charles Bradley. The label was founded in 2001 by Bosco Mann and Neal Sugarman, who built their studio called Daptone's House of Soul in a converted two-family home in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. They decided not to use any digital programming and instead relied on old fashioned analog recording methods, including good old studio acoustics, which thus created the very distinctive sound of Daptone Records. Enjoy! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5pm EST only on 1. Bosco's Blues - The Sugarman 3 ft. Large Professor 2. Stand Up - The Sugarman 3 ft. Lee Fields 3. The World (Is Going Up In Flames) - Charles Bradley 4. The Traitor - Menahan Street Band 5. Chicago Falcon - The Budos Band 6. Money - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 7. Nervous Like Me - The Dap-Kings 8. What Have You Done? - Naomi Listen →

  • The Jerk Boom! Bam!
    by Mike DeMaio on May 16, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    This episode features tracks from the killer compilation series "The Jerk Boom! Bam!". Comprised of late 1950s to mid-1960s gritty American R&B and greasy soul, these volumes are loaded with artists belting out dance-floor fillers and wild party winners! This set covers the wide range of styles and diversity found on this series and serves as a glimpse into the vast assortment of foot stomping rompers these volumes have to offer. PREPARE TO SWING, BABY! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5pm EST only on Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on May 8, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    This episode is the ultimate party mix for those hot and lazy summer days. It's a perfect accompaniment for poolside cocktails, backyard barbecues or just lounging in the hammock. Cool off, chillout and enjoy the day! Featuring tracks by: Lack of Afro, Up Bustle & Out, Santogold, Pimps of Joytime, Sublime and many more!! The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5pm EST only on Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on April 29, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    This set shines a light on the NIGERIA SPECIAL compilations put out by Soundway Records. Originally released in 2002, these distinctly different compilations feature a broad range of styles. Everything from Highlife, Jazz, Afro-Beat and Blues to more traditional styles are represented. Compiler and DJ Miles Cleret has spent five years working on these albums and brings them to you with a 32 page booklet covering the rich history and diverse musical landscape of Nigeria during the 1970's. Check them out, they are amazing! Listen →

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