April 1, 2015

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Hosted by MIguel Vargas, special guest DJs Darlene Calderon & Karla Padron sharing their favorite songs and stories, all the way from the West Coast to MN. 

The bag was full of new releases tonight! From the 2 singles by Chronixx and Jesse Royal & Inner Circle on the “Tenement Yard” riddim, to the sweet new lovers rock “Retrospect EP” from Toian, and the skankin’ hot new EP from the Wooddrops, the place was grooving in a upbeat stylee… Once the party was started, the new tracks just kept flowing — from Empress Nelly, Rocky Dawuni, Reggae Roast featuring Earl 16, the legendary Keith and Tex, Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution, Khalilah Rose, Asante Amen, and more… In the 2nd half, Swiss laid down a set of classic Jamaican 45s from the likes of Tristan Palma, Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Jackie Mittoo, Earl Zero, Tommy McCook, and others.

Southampton, UK DJ and musician Kris Head joined me spinning his favorites near and far. A big fan of the Minneapolis music scene, he spun music by artists who founded the punk and original rock scene such as the Suburbs, Suicide Commandos, Husker Du, Replacements and Prince.