This episode of Dubspot Radio Rewind revisits Austin, Texas-based Jazztronica innovator, DJ Chicken George with a selection of soul blended jazz grooves fused with funk and hip hop.
Like much of the architecture in the streets of New York, a rich history is always present in DJ Chicken George’s mixes. His ode to the city takes a variety of soulful influences and brings them together with a modern glow through remixes and edits, resulting in a style he calls ‘jazztronica.’ Like a cool breeze on a warm city night, this exclusive mix carries a joy that persists in the face of a world-weariness. Mixed with a selection of vinyl 45s, DJ Chicken George pays homage towards artists tied to New York in some way. Known from his podcast series Peddlin’ Jazztronica!, Chicken George works hard as a one-man music hustlin’ machine who has performed alongside artists such as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Saul Williams, The Roots, The Neptunes, and more. He even has a pizza in Austin named after him! Tune in and absorb a blend of jazzy grooves, soul, downtempo, and all things Jazztronica!
1. Nina Simone – Four Women (DJ OBaH’s Recycled Funk Remix)
2. The Ambassadors – Ain’t Got The Love of One Girl (On My Mind)
3. Menahan Street Band – Make The Road By Walking
4. Aretha Franklin – One Step (Featurecast Re-Edit)
5. Q-Tip – Gettin’ Up
6. Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada – Vendendo Saude E Fe
7. Beastie Boys – Electric Worm
8. Rob Tex Presents The Red Method – How High
9. Boogie Down Productions vs. Greedy G – Extra Raw
10. Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun (UBB Mix)
11. Nickodemus feat. The Real Live Show, Rabbi Darkside, Illspokinn, Sadat X – New York Minute
12. GRC Bailables Vol. 2 – Puerto Rico
13. CSC Funk Band – A Troll’s Soirée (Brooklyn Chimp Remix)
14. O.C. – Time’s Up (The Powerful Beacon Remix)
About Chicken George
DJ Chicken George (CG) not only upholds the cultural legacy of the legendary DJ’s that came before him, but he’s also transformed the art form into a global brand. His unique Jazztronica! style perfectly blends many genres of music together with a hip-hop sensibility combined with his expansive taste and knowledge of music. A Jazztronica! Globetrotting Groove Merchant, who resides in Austin, TX but is a citizen of the World. His style propels him to be a highly regarded and internationally acclaimed music force.
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