The DMZ on Radio Free Brooklyn
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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  • Dancing With The Devil
    by Mike DeMaio on February 10, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Today's show features some devilishly danceable tracks by artists such as The Detroit Cobras, Band of Skulls, The Dead Weather, Mr. Airplane Man and more! The music never stops when you're dancing with the Devil. Because if it does, you're going straight to Hell. 1. Hypnotized - Holly Golightly 2. Commit A Crime - Mr. Airplane Man 3. Cold To The Touch - The Brian Jonestown Massacre 4. Freedom At 21 - Jack White 5. Hissing My Plea - Quilt 6. Future Starts Slow - The Kills 7. Raise Hell - Dorothy 8. Puppet On A String - The Detroit Cobras 9. Sinister Kid - The Black Keys 10. Gold Lion - Yeah Yeah Yeahs 11. Blue Blood Blues - The Dead Weather 12. Elephant - Tame Impala 13. Shuffle Your Feet - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 14. Ya Ya Ya (Looking For My Baby) - The Detroit Cobras 15. I Know What I Am - Band of Skulls 16. Will There Be Enough Water? - The Dead Weather The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p ET only on Listen →

  • Cover Versions
    by Mike DeMaio on January 27, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Today we take a version excursion and hear some great renditions of some classic songs. We begin with a smoldering "Dazed and Confused" from Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, and then weave our way through more classic rock staples including a soulful take on "Midnight Rider" from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a super charged instrumental "Purple Haze" from The Link Quartet, and a powerful "Cumberland Blues" by Charles Bradley & The Menehan Street Band. From there the grooves continue with more familiar favorites like "Let's Dance" and "Night Fever" which, along with a few other nuggets lead us to the Ramsey Lewis Trio for their jazzy version of the War classic "Slippin' Into Darkness" while The Dynamics and their extra funky "Move On Up" bring us back full circle to the classic rock realm for War and their version of "A Day In The Life". 1. Dazed and Confused - Hannah Williams & The Affirmations 2. Midnight Rider - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 3. Purple Haze Listen →

    by Mike DeMaio on January 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    On this episode I play tracks from Soul Jazz Records' 'New York Noise' which features some of the most influential bands from New York's punk-funk scene in the late 70's to early 80s, including ESG, Liquid Liquid, Bush Tetras, Konk, and Alan Vega. I've also included some tracks by a few other artists that were not featured on the record, but are certainly just as influential. Enjoy! 1. Reduction - Material 2. Konk Party - Konk 3. Can't Be Funky - Bush Tetras 4. My Spine Is The Bassline - Shriekback 5. Do Dada - The Dance 6. Elephant - Konk 7. My Love For You - ESG 8. New Walk - Liquid Liquid 9. Fire - Lizzy Mercier Descloux 10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Slits 11. Baby Dee - Konk 12. Mind Your Own Business - Delta 5 13. See No Evil - Television 14. Juke Box Babe - Alan Vega Listen →

  • Fire & Brimstone
    by Mike DeMaio on December 29, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    On today's episode we listen to some electric blues, funk and soul from an eclectic mix of artists ranging from Miles Davis to Muddy Waters and from Link Wray to Funkadelic. 1. Miles Davis - Honky Tonk (Remix ft. Carlos Santana) 2. Don Covay - Everything I Do Goin' Be Funky 3. Freddie King - Going Down 4. Link Wray - Fire And Brimstone 5. Bo Diddley - Ooh Baby 6. Shuggie Otis - Me And My Woman 7. Muddy Waters - Tom Cat 8. Syl Johnson - Annie Got Hot Pants Power 9. Johnny Jenkins - Sick And Tired 10. Eric Burdon & War - Magic Mountain 11. Lee Moses - Hey Joe 12. Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin' 13. Funkadelic - Super Stupid The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p EST only on Free Mobile App. Listen →

  • 13 Ways To Groove
    by Mike DeMaio on December 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Today's show is a variety pack of grooviness. It's a one hour mix of vocal and instrumental tracks that fuses Peruvian Cumbia, Reggae, Steel Drums from the Caribbean, experimental Jazz and spaced out funk. 1. Kinny - Floating Zzzzzzz! 2. The Natural Yogurt Band - Pipe Dreams 3. The Frightnrs - Purple 4. The Lions - Thin Man Skank 5. Jack Costanzo - Jive Samba 6. Nightmares On Wax - 195lbs. 7. Los Orientales de Paramonga - Lobos al Escape 8. 20th Century Steel Band - Land of 1000 Dances 9. Grupo Fantasma -Cumbia De Los Parajitos 10. Death In Vegas - All That Glitters 11. The Lions - Magnificent Dance 12. Outro - Vulfpeck 13. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - End of The Road (ft. Alice Russell) The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p only on Listen →

  • Here, There and Everywhere (The Beatles Get Covered)
    by Mike DeMaio on December 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    The inspiration for today's episode is the recently re-released "White Album" by the Beatles, which for the first time has been remixed and presented with additional demos and session recordings. Rather than delve into the 107 tracks included on the reissue, I have decided instead to bring you some of my favorite cover versions of Beatles songs as an homage to the most influential rock band in history. Enjoy! 1. Taxman - Junior Parker 2. Why Don't We Do It In The Road - Lowell Fulson 3. Drive My Car - The Donnas 4. She Said, She Said - The Black Keys 5. Get Back - Ike & Tina Turner 6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Regina Spektor 7. We Can Work It Out - Stevie Wonder 8. Glass Onion - Arif Mardin 9. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Umphrey's McGee 10. Something - James Brown 11. A Hard Day's Night - Quincy Jones 12. I've Got A Feeling - Billy Preston 13. Dear Prudence - Gabor Szabo 14. Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Breeders 15. Come Together - The Supremes The DMZ can be heard live Listen →

  • Hip Hop Don't Stop
    by Mike DeMaio on December 8, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Today's show features some funky old school hip hip from the 90's and early 00's. If you're looking to party and bullsh*t this set should get you in the mood. Featuring tracks by Lyrics Born, The Beatnuts, Missy Elliot, Lil' Kim and more! 1. Callin' Out - Lyrics Born 2. It's A New Thing (It's Your Thing) - De La Soul 3. Quality Control - Jurassic 5 4. It's Da Nuts - The Beatnuts 5. The Ass - Pharohe Monch ft. Apani 6. Trick Me - Kelis 7. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) - Jay-Z 8. We Run This - Missy Elliot 9. I Changed My Mind - Lyrics Born 10. Jungle Brother (Urban Takeover Remix) - Jungle Brothers 11. Lighters Up - Lil' Kim 12. Know How - Young MC 13. N.T. - Q-Tip ft. Busta Rhymes The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's at 5:00p EST only on Free Mobile App: Listen →

  • Rewind!
    by Mike DeMaio on November 25, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Today's show features some of my favorite tracks from the Rewind! compilation series released on Ubiquity Records. The series contains new cover versions, remixes and re-edits of original old school classics, famous songs and underground rare groove gems. Enjoy! 1. Jungle Fever - Louie Vega 2. Trick Me - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra 3. Dirty Love - J*DeVey 4. You Shook Me All Night Long - Bing Ji Ling 5. Party People - The Echocentrics 6. Billy Jean - Shinehead 7. Spill The Wine - Johnny Frigo 8. Think (About It) - The Lions 9. Deja Vu - Yesterdays New Quintet 10. Word Up - Willis 11. Breathe - Opendoor 12. Rock Your Body - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p ET only on Free Mobile App: Listen →

  • Yesterdays Universe
    by Mike DeMaio on November 22, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Turn your speakers up and take a trip back to the future! Today's show features tracks from Madlib's Yesterdays Universe, which is an album consisting mostly of Madlib's virtual band of animated jazz musicians as well as tracks by J Dilla, Koushik, MF DOOM and a few other nuggets from the Stones Throw catalog. 1. Welcome - Koushik 2. The Unseen - Quasimoto 3. Third Rock - Pure Essence 4. Street Talkin' - Kamala Walker & The Soul Tribe 5. None In Mind - Koushik 6. E=MC2 - J Dilla (feat. Common) 7. Upa Neguinho - Jackson Conti 8. Peachfuzz - KMD 9. Answers - Lootpack, Quasimoto 10. Reverse Part 2 - Percee P. 11. Battle Rhymes For Battle Times - Koushik 12. Don't Forget The Bass - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien 13. Rappcats Pt. 3 - Quasimoto 14. Life's Angles - Yesterdays New Quintet 15. Living For The City - Roc 'C' . Oh No 16. Doomsday - MF DOOM The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p ET only on Listen →

  • Do Your Thing
    by Mike DeMaio on November 12, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    On today's episode we listen to some contemporary funksters mixed in with a few gems from the days of old. Instrumental and Vocal tracks combine to make this set a toe tapping musical romp. Enjoy! 1. Mickey & The Soul Generation - Iron Leg 2. Bosley - Neon Magazine 3. Nick Waterhouse - Say I Wanna Know 4. Lady Wray - Get Ready 5. The James Hunter Six - Satchelfoot 6. Assagai - Telephone Girl 7. Nico Gomez and His Afro Percussion Inc. - Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa! 8. The James Hunter Six - Blisters 9. Shuggie Otis - Sweet Thang 10. Orgone - Do Your Thing 11. Monophonics - Bang Bang 12. The Fabulous Three - Nightbird 13. Durand Jones & The Indications - Now I'm Gone 14. Baby Charles - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p ET only on and via the RFB Free Mobile App. Listen →

  • Graveyard Shift
    by Mike DeMaio on November 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    It's All Hallows Eve and all the Ghosts, Gobblin's and Ghouls are lurking about. This show is a collection of vintage Halloween music that will surely put some fright in your moonlit night. 1. It Must Be Halloween - Andrew Gold 2. Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood - Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians 3. The Ghost Song - Salty Holmes 4. Rattlin' Bones - Preservation Hall Jazz Band 5. Robbin' Graves - Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians 6. Sleepy Hollow - The Last Word 7. Ghost a Go Go - Richard Rome 8. The Blob - The Five Blobs 9. That Little Old Graverobber Me - Don Hinson & The Rigamorticians 10. I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins 11. I Was A Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps 12. Witchy Woman - The Hollies 13. Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) - Concrete Blonde 14. I'm The Wolfman - Round Robin 15. Night of The Werewolf - Lee Kristofferson 16. Rockin' Zombie - The Crewnecks 17. Jekyll & Hyde - Jim Burgett 18. Spooktacular Finale - Spike Jones Listen →

  • The Beat Goes On
    by Mike DeMaio on November 2, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Today's show features a wide variety of artists from many different genres. We begin with some brassy Big Band and weave our way through some 90's Alternative Girl Groups, some Hip Hop, a couple of Remixes and back again. Enjoy the ride! 1. The Motherhood - I Feel Free 2. Buddy Rich Big Band - The Beat Goes On 3. Ella Fitzgerald and Ernie Heckscher Big Band - Sunshine of Your Love 4. Propellerheads - Goldfinger Remix 5. Cibo Matto - Beef Jerky 6. Le Tigre - Friendship Station 7. Handsome Boy Modeling School - Once Again (Here To Kick One For You) 8. The Breeders - Bang On 9. Missy Elliot - My Struggles 10. Handsome Boy Modeling School - The Truth 11. Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart Remix 12. Le Tigre - Fake French 13. Money Mark - The Grade 14. Can - I Want More 15. The Motherhood - Soul Town The DMZ can be heard live every Tuesday @ 5:00p ET only on or via the RFB mobile app. Listen →

  • Gratitude
    by Mike DeMaio on October 21, 2018 at 3:20 am

    What's gonna set you free? Look inside and you'll see When you've got so much to say it's called gratitude...and that's right! 1. Jane's Addiction - Up The Beach 2. Beastie Boys - Gratitude 3. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away 4. Pixies - The Happening 5. Cracker - Low 6. Beck - Soul Sucking Jerk 7. Soul Coughing - Fully Retractable 8. Fugazi - Promises 9. Beastie Boys - Pass The Mic 10. Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song 11. Ween - Baby Bitch 12. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Anemone 13. Cake - Nugget 14. Nirvana - Come As You Are The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5:00p only on Mobile App: Listen →

  • 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 →