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mix for sisters #30 – MKL

February 27, 2017

 

MKL’s original material started with 3 Generations Walking, a production effort shared with Herman Pearl, a.k.a. Soy Sos. The pair’s debut, Skin, was released on Buddah Bar, At the same time, the duo began releasing remixes and MKL’s first contribution to Wave Music – the celebrated label founded by the legendary Francois K – was remixing Calm’s “People From The Earth & The Sun” with Soy Sos, which was released on a single alongside a remix from Dixon. Shortly after that, the 3 Generations team worked on “Slavery Days” out Spiritual Life Music, a label that combined world music and soulful house. “Slavery Days” got over ten licensing agreements and was included on the highly influential “ Body & Soul Vol. 4″

“Seven Times” – Lion1Music’s first release in 2004 – was a 12” that blended future jazz and deep house and utilized the production chemistry that had developed between Michael Lopez and Herman Pearl.

“The goal is to bring different musical communities together under one banner and, in the process, increase the global awareness of Lion1Music,” explains MKL. “We’re a progressive label for progressive music of all genres.” Tastemakers at major record labels soon became of MKL’s abilities which in turn have led to remixes for John Legend (“Green Light”).

MKL’s newest release, “Forever Love” is indicative of his emerging sound, blending deep house, techno and infectious chord progressions. When not in the studio MKL has been busy playing his trade behind the turntables both internationally and domestically. Recent ports of calls for the musical wanderer have included Japan, France, Moscow and Tulum. When at home he spins at some of the hottest nightspots in the Big Apple including Output, Cielo and Le Bain. The summer months sees MKL juggle a busy schedule of high end private bookings in the Hamptons & NYC, where he has recently spun at Cipriani and Skylark.

This mix was recorded live at Sisters on November 5, 2016.





mix for sisters #26 – Timothy Allen

 

I was recently inspired to make this mix of soft and uplifting music, and I’m happy to now share it. I wanted to put something together that would reach states of beauty and emotional honesty without fear or embarrassment. Use it to fight the anxiety of our times.

Love,

Timothy

Tracklist:

herbie mann: what’s going on

the peddlers: on a clear day

gary burton: las vegas tango

eri ohno: trust me

aaliyah: at your best

jean adebambo: paradise

sonya spence: now i know what love is

fil callender & the in crowd: getting cosy

paulette tajah: stop look listen

chakachas: soledad

bonnie raitt: thank you

mandrill: chutney

angela stewart: when love comes knocking




mix for sisters #23 – Gabrielle Kwarteng

 

Gabrielle Kwarteng is a New York City native who was originally an “iPod music selector” at house parties before becoming a DJ. She’s always found it difficult to identify her favorite genre (but can safely say it’s one that leaves her wanting dance), hence resulting in genre-bending sets. From funk to disco to house to electronic and even Afrobeat (a shout-out to her Ghanaian origins), you’ll never know what you’re going to get from her.