This episode of Dubspot Radio Podcast revisits a soulful uptempo track selection mixed up and served by OP! from NYC’s ‘I Love Vinyl’ Collective.
Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dancefloor. From hip hop, house, and classics to future soul, UK funky, and South African house, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and directing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage. Catch more from OP! in our exclusive interview here.
1. In The Now – Olivier Daysoul (Oddisee Original)
2. In The Now – Olivier Daysoul (Duke Hugh Remix)
3. Show Some Appreciation – Zed Bias feat. Jenna G
4. Party Hard – Donae’o
5. Webaba – Culoe De Song feat. Busi Mhlongo (Black Coffee Remix)
6. Special – Maddslinky feat. Omar (At Jazz Remix)
7. I Need It – Roska ft. Anesha
8. Heartbeat – T. Williams feat. Terri Walker (Mosca Remix)
9. Truth – mdcl feat. Sy Smith (Seiji Vox Twist)
10. Weedkiller – Seiji
11. Mugwanti – DJ Mujava
12. Heart Is Breaking – TY (Diverse Concepts x Chesus Vocal Mix)
The Definitive Sound is a specialty music company that provides various services, ranging from sound curation, production, and education to event planning and marketing. The Definitive Sound has provided music based services for record labels, entertainment and event companies, music education organizations, and aspiring and established artists, and, music enthusiasts. Based on a love of music and an understanding of different sonic disciplines, The Definitive Sound is a trusted authority unique and authentic musical experiences.
The Definitive Sound was founded by OP!, an experienced music industry insider, talented DJ, and tastemaker that has developed his expertise through previous works with high profile music industry organizations (Dubspot, Decon, Cornerstone Agency, Studio Distribution) and music curation/DJ services for lifestyle companies and brands (Giant Step, Hand Made Events, Acura, Fader, WITNESS, Red Bull, Heineken).
OP! is a founding member of the heralded I Love Vinyl party (at Output) and co-partner in the long established Afrokinetic party (Le Bain at The Standard Hotel & C’Mon Everybody) in New York City. As well, OP! is a resident DJ at the award winning speakeasy Bathtub Gin and the hip Royal Palm Shuffle Club, both based in NYC.
As a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! sound ranges from hip hop, r&b, reggae, pop, rock, and classics to house, future soul, and various electronic genres from the UK and musical flavors from Africa. OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on various sounds of underground, popular, and global vibes, championing good music on the world stage from South Africa, Puerto Rico, Canada, and points around the United States.
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