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Hosted by Mike DeMaio. The DMZ is 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! And isn’t that the way it should be? Because, like Chuck D said “these are some serious times we livin’ in G”. Tune in Tuesday’s @ 5:00p and take a trip to The DMZ.
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    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 →

  • Planet of The Breaks
    by Mike DeMaio on April 21, 2018 at 4:15 am

    For this episode I went through my record collection and found some great funk and soul compilations that I haven't heard in years. Two such comps that are heavily featured on this set are "Planet of The Big Funk Breaks" and "Miami Sound". The later, which was released in 2003 on the Soul Jazz label is particularly notable because it includes million-selling artists such as Gwen McRae, George McRae and Timmy Thomas alongside artists unknown outside of the Sunshine State such as James Knight and The Butlers, Frank Williams and The Rocketeers and All the People. The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's at 5pm EST only on Listen →

  • FUNK 45's +
    by Mike DeMaio on April 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    This set features some classic deep Funk 45's with a touch of Soul thrown in for good measure. Packed with heavy grooves and bass driven beats, this episode makes you clap your hands and move your feet. 1. The 4th Coming - Waterloo At Watergate 2. Apple & The 3 Oranges - Gotta Stand For Something Pt. 1 3. Four Mints - No Longer 4. Mel Brown - Chicken Fat 5. Explosions - Jockey Ride 6. Dry Bread - Words To My Song 7. Soul Ones - Soul Pot 8. James K-Nine - Live It Up 9. Georgia Soul Drifters - Think It Over 10. Reginald Milton & The Soul Jets - Clap Your Hands 11. Reverend Jamel & Bob Johnson - Walking On The Moon 12. Blue Rhythm Combo - Take The Funky Feeling 13. The Pazant Brothers - A Gritty Nitty 14. Ernie Vincent - Dap Walk 15. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I've Got So Much Trouble In My Mind The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's at 5pm only on Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on April 4, 2018 at 3:10 am

    This is Dub in all it's glory. As a sub genre of Reggae, Dub is one of the most influential musical styles on the planet. This set features many of Dub's early Engineers and Producers who by remixing and manipulating previously recoded tracks, created new versions of songs that expanded the range of Reggae and beyond. You may want your sunglasses for this one! 1. Lee "Scatch" Perry - Enter The Dragon 2. Sly & Robbie - Mighty Dub of Dubs 3. The Revolutionaries - Kunta Kinte Dub 4. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Lively Up Your Dub 5. King Tubby - Bloof Of Africa 6. Mad Professor - Soul Fire Dub 7. Prince Far I - Jah Do That 8. Roots Radics - Rockers Delight 9. The Dynamites - Phantom 10. King Tubby - Ragga Muffin Stylee 11. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Roots Rock Dub 12. Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown 13. Riley All Stars - Staga Dub 14. Dennis Alcapone - Musical Liquidator 15. The Upsetters - Freedom Dub 16. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Exit The Dragon 17. Prince Listen →

  • Blues
    by Mike DeMaio on March 25, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Blues music traverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles. And throughout the course of history, Blues has been subjected to countless revivals and reinterpretations. This episode attempts to shine a spotlight on some of the genres most influential practitioners. 1. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' At Midnight 2. Elmore James - Done Somebody Wrong 3. Freddie King - Get Out Of My Life, Woman 4. Big Maybelle - Ocean Of Tears 5. Willie Dixon - I Ain't Superstitious 6. Little Walter - My Babe 7. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen 8. Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love 9. Sonny Boy Williamson - Help Me 10. Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog 11. T-Bone Walker - Call It Stormy Monday 12. Lowell Fulson - Do Me Right 13. Junior Wells - Messin' With The Kid 14. Lightnin' Hopkins - Glory Be 15. Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle 16. Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It 17. Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Ventilator Blues Listen →

  • Disco Loco
    by Mike DeMaio on March 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    The title of this episode refers to an album by Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls, which is a collaborative project by Money Mark, Shawn Lee, and Tommy Guererro. The album was released in 2009, and is a funk laden psychedelic musical mashup. The first track and others from this set are from that record. And combined with other like minded funksters, this episode keeps the Loco in Disco. (Intro) - unknown 1. Disco Loco - Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls 2. The Outsider pt. 2 - Lack of Afro 3. She's My Melody - Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls 4. Press On - Lack of Afro 5. Drop It Down (Remix) - The New Mastersounds 6. Life Imitates Clouds - The Mackrosoft 7. EW - Koushik 8. Dragon's Blood Resin - MF Doom 9. Dime Bag Conspiracy - Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls 10. Land of Nod - The New Mastersounds 11. Only Dreaming - Koushik 12. Escape From Prism - Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls 13. Cuidad Del Swing - Quantic 14. Pure Filth - Lack of Afro 15. (unknown) - Koushik Listen →

  • Organ Grinders
    by Mike DeMaio on March 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    This episode features the Hammond B3 organ and some of its best known pioneers and innovators. 1. Robert Walter - Spell 2. Bill Doggett - Corner Pocket 3. Jimmy Smith - Blues 3+1 4. Shirley Scott - Messie Bessie 5. Jack McDuff - Hot Barbeque 6. Reuben Wilson - Inner City Blues 7. Jimmy McGriff - The Bird 8. Johnny "Hammond" Smith - Black Strap Molasses 9. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Think 10. Jackie Mittoo - Get Up and Get It 11. Ronnie Foster - Mystic Brew 12. Richard "Groove" Holmes - Red Onion 13. Booker T. & the M.G.'s - Green Onions 14. Reuben Wilson - The Cisco Kid 15. Jack McDuff - The Shadow of Your Smile 16. Alan Hawkshaw - Senior Thump The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5pm only on Listen →

  • Club ACTION
    by Mike DeMaio on March 4, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Looking to have a fun night out clubbing with your friends? Before you call a cab, make sure you're dressed for the club and you have your wallet and ID on you. When you arrive, you may need to wait in line and show a bouncer your ID. Once you make it inside, you can head onto the dance floor with your friends! Remember, Clubbing is about having fun, and you’ll have more fun if you feel great in your outfit! Just make sure you're dressed appropriately for the club you're going to. Avoid things like sweatpants, t-shirts, and sneakers. A button up shirt and slacks or a shorter dress are always safe outfit choices for the club. Wear shoes you won’t mind dancing and walking around in all night (just avoid sneakers and flip flops). Order a drink at the bar, and don't forget to leave a tip! 1. Fot i hose - Casiokids 2. Ice Cream - New Young Pony Club 3. Va Fan Gor Du - Friends 4. Disco Infiltrator - LCD Soundsystem 5. Gold Lion (Diplo Remix) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs 6. Boys Wanna Be Listen →

  • Laughs For Puerto Rico
    by Mike DeMaio on February 25, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Laughs for Puerto Rico is a one hour stand-up comedy show partnered with "My Part for Puerto Rico", a charity raising funds to help deliver necessities to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Produced by Hunter Diaz and hosted by "Tea Time" podcast's Evan Duncan, Laughs for Puerto Rico consists of many up and coming comedians who have performed in various events such as "Character Flawed" "The Industry Room" and "The Variety Show" Listen →

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