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The DMZ
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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  • SOUL POWER
    by Mike DeMaio on February 18, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    1. (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People - The Chi-Lites 2. Soul Power - Derek Martin 3. Time - Jackie Moore 4. 25 Miles - Edwin Starr 5. Right Now, Right Now - Al Green 6. Use Me - Esther Phillips 7. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) - Donny Hathaway 8. Where Can I Go? - Marlena Shaw 9. Engine No. 9 - Wilson Pickett 10. Reaching For Our Star - Sharon Revoal 11. I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles 12. Every Time He Comes Around - Minnie Riperton 13. Put It On The Line - Lyn Collins 14. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics 15. What's Your Name - The Moments 16. Save Me - Nina Simone 17. We Got More Soul - Dyke & The Blazers 18. Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Erma Franklin 19. Soul Finger - The Bar-Kays Listen →

  • DUSTY FINGERS
    by Mike DeMaio on February 11, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Dusty Fingers is the name of a widely admired series of compilation records collected by Bronx DJ Danny Dann the Beat Mann. Following in the tradition of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series, the Dusty Fingers records contain an eclectic range of musical styles: mainly funk and jazz, but also including soul, rock, disco, and pop. This set contains some of my favorite tracks featured from the series. Enjoy! 1. Hot Wind - Les Baxter 2. E.V.A - Jean-Jacques Perrey 3. The Prowler - Brian Bennett 4. Theme from the Godfather - Professionals 5. Go On and Cry - Les McCann 6. Hey Jude - The Overton Berry Trio 7. Underlay No. 3 - Jack Trombey 8. Le Bracelet - Alain Goraguer 9. Last Hope's Gone - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 10. Hurt So Bad - Nancy Holloway 11. Deep Gully - The Outlaw Blues Band 12. (Unknown) 13. Darkest Light - Lafayette Afro Rock Band 14. (Unknown) 15. (Unknown) 16. A Time For Us - Joe Pass 17. On The Hill - Oliver Sain Listen →

  • WORLDs
    by Mike DeMaio on February 5, 2018 at 6:30 am

    This mix will take you on a journey across the globe where you'll discover many of the diverse musical styles that our world has to offer. Enjoy your trip! 1. Fisherman's Song at Dusk - Xiang Sihua (China) 2. Que Beleza - Tim Maia (Brazil) 3. Carmen - Los Silvertones (Panama) 3. Cassava Piece ('79 Style) - Augustus Pablo (Jamaica) 4. Ugali - The Tony Benson Sextet (Nigeria) 5. Mizrab - Gabor Szabo 6. Nachideu Maichyang - Namaste (Nepal) 7. Loli Phabay - Romashka (Russia) 8. Yegelle Tezeta - Mulatu Astatke (Ethiopia) 9. Panpan cucul - Serge Gainsbourg (France) 10. Nem Vem Que Nao Tem - Wilson Simonal (Brazil) 11. Didgeralia - David Hudson & Friends (Australia) 12. Morir Sonando - Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan (Mexico) 13. Dirty Old Town - The Pogues (Ireland) 14. Lafayette Waltz - Clifton Chenier (New Orleans) 15. Ayrilik - Dostlar, Edip Akbayram (Turkey) 16. Italian Restaurant For One - Italian Social Club Listen →

  • 70's Rare Grooves
    by Mike DeMaio on January 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Sexy, Soulful grooves for making all the right moves. (Are they Rare? Maybe. Are they Funky? Yeah baby!) 1. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes - The Dierdre Wilson Tabac 2. If You've Got It, You'll Get It - The Headhunters 3. Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine 4. You Got The Love - Rufus feat. Chaka Khan 5. I'm Your Mechanical Man - Jerry Butler 6. Give Me Your Love - Sisters Love 7. Superman Lover - Johnny "Guitar" Watson 8. A Chance For Peace - Lonnie Liston Smith 9. Dove - Cymande 10. Rude Movements - SunPalac Listen →

  • COLLABORATIONS
    by Mike DeMaio on January 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    This set features some of music's finest collaborations and guest appearances. 1. John Lee Hooker w/ Carlos Santana 2. R.L. Burnside w/ Lyrics Born 3. Elvis Costello & The Roots 4. Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash 5. Run DMC w/ Steven Tyler and Joe Perry 6. Beastie Boys w/ Lee "Scratch" Perry 7. Jack White & Alicia Keys 8. Peter Tosh w/ Mick Jagger 9. Ray Charles & Betty Carter 10. Stevie Nicks w/ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 11. James Brown & Marva Whitney 12. The Band w/ Van Morrison 13. Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker & Miles Davis The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5pm only on radiofreebrooklyn.com Listen →

  • (Return of) The BREAKSTARS
    by Mike DeMaio on January 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    This mix boasts some truly heavy grooves from the 70's Funk & Soul era. Featuring tracks that were sampled by many Hip Hop and Rap artists from back in the day. Highlights include: The Dramatics - 'Get Up and Get Down' Funk Factory - 'Rien Ne Va Plus' and Rufus Thomas - 'The Breakdown' to name a few. The DMZ can be heard live Tuesday's @ 5pm only on radiofreebrooklyn.com/thedmz Listen →

  • SOME GIRLS
    by Mike DeMaio on January 7, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    It’s raining women on this episode! This set is somewhere between punk, power pop, and three chord garage rock. It’s also the first episode of 2018, and I thought I’d pay tribute to the ladies. Enjoy! Listen to The DMZ live every Tuesday @ 5pm (radiofreebrooklyn.com/thedmz) 1. Girls Like Me - Nikki & The Corvettes, 2. Walk a Mile - Holly Golightly, 3. Excuse Me? - The Coathangers, 4. The Pendulum - The Ettes, 5. Just My Kind - The Julie Ruin, 6. I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield - The 5, 6, 7, 8s, 7. Wawa - Lizzy Mercier Descloux, 8. You're All Talk - The Pandoras, 9. Puppet on a String - The Detroit Cobras, 10. Ozma - Shannon and The Clams, 11. Sun Sinking Low - Mr. Airplane Man, 12. Comin' Home Baby - The Delmonas, 13. I'm Gonna Haunt You - Fabienne Delsol, 14. There Is An End - The Greenhornes, 15. I Gotta Move - Thee Headcoatees, 16. I Hear You - Holly Golightly, 17. You Did Him Wrong - The Delmonas, 18. Questions I Can't Answer - Fabienne Delsol 19. The Listen →

  • movements
    by Mike DeMaio on December 27, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Featuring songs from the compilation series "movements." The idea behind this series which was compiled in Germany by music maven Tobias Kirmayer, was to find and preserve great american music that is at risk of being lost or forgotten. Since its original release in 2005, this series reached Vol. 9 in 2014, all the while maintaining its ability to find some real funk pearls! (not to mention the jazz, soul and rock & roll) This episode is an homage to those who worked hard finding this incredible music. Enjoy! There's a Wrinkle in Our Time - 1984, Don't Give A Damn - King Cain Silvertone Band, Wahoo, Wahoo, Wahoo - Wayne Carter, No No No Momento - Rick & The Entire World, Nobody Loves Me Like My Baby - Jimmy Clifford, The Serpent Speaks - Solar Plexus, Baby, You've Got Soul - Iris Bell Trio, Angel Food - The Port Angels, You Ain't My Brother - The Soulshakers, Backlash - Fats Gaines Orchestra, Soul Chicken - Bobby Allen & The Exceptions, The Deep End - Ray Johnson, Listen →

  • Tribe Coughing
    by Mike DeMaio on December 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    This episode features music from two groups, A Tribe Called Quest and Soul Coughing. Back in the mid 90's I made a cassette tape with Soul Coughing on one side and Tribe on the other. This was before I had a portable CD Discman, and the only thing in common these two groups had was that they were alphabetically next to each other in my CD rack. After some time flipping this tape over and over again I realized that their music, although very different was somewhat alike and sounded great together. Time had passed and that tape had become so worn out that it snapped apart while playing. Oh well, I thought it was fun while it lasted and I didn't think about that combination again until I saw Soul Coughing play at Roseland Ballroom around 1997. During their set and in the middle of the song "Moon Sammy" they broke into "Show Business" by A Tribe Called Quest! At that moment it all made sense. These two groups DO sound great together. So, I thought I'd share that Ahah! moment with you Listen →

  • It's A Mod Mod World!
    by Mike DeMaio on December 11, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Take a trip back in time with this set of Garage and Psychedelic Rock tracks from the groovy 1960's.... Link Wray - Deuces Wild, The Remains - Diddy Wah Diddy, The Standells -Dirty Water, ? and The Mysterians - Ten O'Clock, The Brogues - But Now I Find, Trouble Bros. - Your Love Is Gone, Marian Deaton Group - Apple of My Eye, Small Faces - What'cha Gonna Do About It, The Sonics - Maintaining My Cool, The Rooks - A Girl Like You, Ronnie Rice & The Gents - La Do Da Da, ? and The Mysterians - 96 Tears, Rolling Stones - It's Not Easy, The Zombies - I Got My Mojo Working, The Action - Harlem Shuffle, Link Wray - Ace of Spades, The Others - Revenge, The Remains - Don't Look Back, Xciters - Upsetter, The Action - Land of 1000 Dances, The Undertakers - Unchain My Heart, The Yardbirds - Stroll on Listen →

  • Eccentric Soul:
    by Mike DeMaio on December 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Selections from the Eccentric Soul series put out by The Numero Group. A Chicago based archival label known for their compilations and re-releases of pre recorded music. Many thanks to them for dusting off these funky gems! Listen →

  • Beats & Treats
    by Mike DeMaio on November 26, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Selections from some of my favorite beat masters. Featuring tracks from DJ Romanowski, J Dilla, Rob Swift and Kid Koala among others....check it out! Listen →

  • The Funky Truth
    by Mike DeMaio on November 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Old school breaks and beats from my dusty crates. Samples galore and much, much more! Listen →

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