Thank you to Cone Shape Top for the invitation & inspiration for this mix & interview. Inspired by nature, Cone Shape Top creates eco-friendly fabrics dyed in with spices such as turmeric, indigo & tamarind!

I enjoyed the process of digging into a more minimal yet soulful sound & texture appropriate for the dance floor or via the headphones in the wilderness. Selections by Ron Trent, Larry Heard, Ras G, Waajeed, Josh Milan & more. Also fitting that there is a Love Supreme cover by Mark de Clive Lowe, on John Coltrane’s birthday week. Enjoy!

“Soothing sweetness against the backdrop of a catastrophe, that’s black music” ~ Cornell West

This fall, leaves are turning yet the remnants of the summer aren’t too far behind yet. Helping us with the 9-5 grind, I’m thrilled to present Nina Sol as she draws us into a dancer’s dance floor. Encapsulated by jazzy melodic layers and soulful hooks, the thumping percussion creates a relentless groove imbued with deep reflection and catharsis.

Guest Mix for Darker Than Wax FM (NYC)

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of dropping a guest mix for Darker Than Wax FM broadcasting out of The Lot Radio, in Brooklyn. It was a snowy Saturday morning but we still brought the solshine vibes! These guys have impeccable music taste, so it was such an honor, be sure to follow them on soundcloud..

Mawkus kicks off the mix, followed by guest DJ Liana Rose bringin those UK Grime beats. I join the 2nd half with music by Tuamie, Ronald Bruner Jr, Phony Ppl, D'Angelo, Abra, & more, and then Marcoweibel closes us out. 

Warm Up for Elements: Spring Edition with Nina Sol & Patrick Wilson!

Hey y'all! I can't believe we have to wait until April 8th for the next ELEMENTS party,  but trust me it will be worth the wait. We have some plans & schemes in motion and are very excited to be dancing into the wee hours at Tribe Oakland!

In the meantime, here is recent soulful house mix to hold you over! 

ELEMENTS: Spring Edition @ TRIBE Oakland!

Resident DJs: Nina Sol & Patrick Wilson
Sound Support provided by Vivencio Peralta & Paul Psoul

Deep, Soulful House Music
"Where dancers and music lovers unite"

10PM-3AM// 21+ // $5
Tribe Oakland, 3303 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/227747667632662/

Introducing "Star Map Sessions" A New Quarterly Mix Series!

My patna's heyLove, Wonway and I have a new quarterly mix series based on our monthly #ConstellationsOAK party where we celebrate past & present artists born under the month's zodiac sign. We hella nerd out, so I'm very excited to share this with you!

3 DJ's, 1 mix, 1 take.
Welcome to the Star Map Sessions..

track list:
NINA SOL(Cancer):

New Life - Swindle (Pisces)
Lyrics to Go- Jesse Fischer (Capricorn)
Virgina Wolf -Stro Elliott (Aquarius)
Luv Galactic- Hawthorne Headhunters feat I AM
Just Negotiate- Henry Wu
To Each His Own- Patrice Rushen (Libra)
Get Away- The Internet (Taurus)
Luther's Joint- IamNobodi
Superstition- Sergio Mendes (Aquarius)
Enter In- The Blackbyrds (Sagittarius)
Funky Constellation- Mtume (Aries)
Technologystolemyvinyle (Moodymann Cover)- Cro-magnon
Don't Make Me Wait Too Long- Stevie Wonder (Taurus)
Can't Hide (edit)- Jimmy Smith (Sagittarius)


Flying Machine (The Chase)- War (Scorpio)
Knowledge of Selfie- Jay Daniel (Scorpio)
Follow Me- Steve Spacek (Scorpio)
What's In Your Head- Disclosure (Taurus/Gemini)
If I Lost You (King Britt Scuba Mix)- Michelle Shaprow (Cancer)
House of Love (Dstrukt Mix)- Raisin Heads (Virgo)
Watermelon Man (Kenny Dope Club Mix)- Herbie Hancock (Aries)


Turn It Up- DJXTee, DJ Bartin, Gentle Khuz
Drum Warriors (PlayroomBoston Afro Mix- Leo Alarcon (Leo)
Fugue- Antelm
Work It To the Top - The Foreign Exchange (Capricorn)
Good Vibes (J-Louis Remix)- AbrahamBlue
Nina- Voyeur
Lovers Rock (DocNTones House Vocal)- Sade (Capricorn)
Bad and Boujee (omniboi Remix)- Migos (Aries)

"Constellations" is every second Thursday at Starline Social Club in Oakland.



Jennifer Johns Azania Release Party on March 2nd!

On Thursday, March 2nd, I am thrilled to join an incredible line-up of women artists for the welcome home party + Azania album release for my homegirl, the amazing, Jennifer Johns.

Azania is an album recorded during Jen's travels in South Africa over the past year while on a mission to ask the question "What is Freedom"? The night will also include performances by Bay Area greats, Ryan Nicole & Viveca Hawkins + an all female band!?! I'll be spinning afro-tinged soulful things throughout the night. The event kicks off at 8PM at The New Parish.

Tickets available HERE, Join Us!