Recordbreakin Presents: Sound Traveler Series #5 feat. Personify (2014)

Sound Traveler Series #5 ft. Personify by Recordbreakin on Mixcloud

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In the theme of sound traveling, for this installment of the Sound Traveler series I decided to pull some music I’m particularly fond of at the moment from a few different genres, including house, soul, boogie, hip-hop and jazz to name a few… Some songs are old and some are new. Some tracks are from vinyl and others are from digital sources. Some will be familiar and others may not be so familiar. Some may make you want to dance and others may make you want to chill out. For me personally, the common thread running through the songs on this mix is that they all have a lot of soul. I hope you’ll find them soulful as well, and that you’ll enjoy the mix wherever you are, doing whatever it is you’re doing. Dig the tunes and if you like what you hear, please look up the artists and support them however you can. Thanks for listening, and big thanks to Record Breakin’ Music for having me be a part of the Sound Traveler series! It’s an honor to be featured amongst so many talented folks. Peace… @Personify

The Detroit Experiment – Think Twice (Personify Edit)
First Choice – Love Thang (Genius of Time Remix)
Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty (Lewis Futon Remix)
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Remix)
Andy Hart & Max Graef – Super Party (Edit)
Jungle Brothers – Doin’ Our Own Thing
N.Y. House’n Authority – Apt 1A (Nicholas Witness Remix)
DJ Technics – Nights Over Egypt (J Dilla Tribute) (Personify Edit)
Aly-Us – Follow Me (Matteo Rosolare’s Deep House Bootleg) (Personify Vocal Rework)
Art of Tones – Take Me Higher (Personify Edit)
Kenix vs. Axwell – Never Found No One Like You (DJ Will-Rock Edit)
Rhythm Makers – Soul On Your Side (Personify Boogie Edit)
Katzuma – All Night (7 Inch Version)
DJ Vas – You’re The One
Cabral & Jacques Renault – No Mistake (Kon’s 2079 Mix)
Vance & Suzzanne – I Can’t Get Along Without You (Monk One Dub)
Circle City Band – Magic (Personify Edit)
Logg – I Know You Will (Fingerman and FunkyJaws Edit)
Day – Kossa
Build An Ark – You’ve Got To Have Freedom (J-Rocc Remix)
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown Moods Remix (Personify Edit)
7 Days of Funk – Let It Go
Jon Kwest – Breakadawn
Luvless – Deepest Taboo
Donald Byrd – Wind Parade (DJ Steef Edit)
Blackbeard ft. Anthony Allen – Freeway
Extra Medium (ft. John Robinson & Miles Bonny)- Know Thy Self

lil’dave & Personify present Gotcha Covered (2013)

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Philadelphia DJs lil’dave (Illvibe Collective) and Personify (Little Big Things) have joined forces to bring you Gotcha Covered – a genre bending mega-mix of covers songs from the mid-60s to the present. With more than 35 years of DJing and music collecting between them, these fellas dug deep in their collections to pull tracks for Gotcha Covered and spent months mixing, cutting and blending together more than 90 covers spanning Funk, Soul, Jazz, Afrobeat, Latin, Bossa Nova, Boogaloo, Reggae, Steel-Drum Band, Brass Band, R&B and Hip-Hop, to name a few. From the super rare to the under-appreciated and forgotten to the more common cover versions, Gotcha Covered offers up something for the serious digger and the casual listener alike. If you love good music, stop what you’re doing, grab a copy of the mix, and prepare to be taken on a tour of some of funkiest and most soulful covers ever laid down. And sorry – no track listing…gotta do your own homework for this one!

Gotcha Covered is available for free download here (@Lildave-personify – Gotcha-covered), but if you’re the collector type or prefer physical media, you can purchase a limited edition Gotcha Covered digipak CD for $10 or sleeved CD for $6 + shipping by clicking on the “Buy Limited Edition CD” link on their SoundCloud page, or browsing to CDs ship within 10 days of ordering. And stay tuned…lil’dave and Personify will be releasing some exclusive edits of tracks used on Gotcha Covered in the coming weeks. Follow their SoundCloud page ( for updates on the Gotcha Covered edits as they are released as well as info on other upcoming projects.

For solo mixes and production by lil’dave and Personify, you can also check the following links:
lil’dave SoundCloud:
Personify SoundCloud:

Cavecast 008: Funk from NOLA to Philly feat. FROZ1 & Personify (2013)


Special Guests: FROZ1 and Personify of Little Big Things

DJs and record collectors Joshua Kwedar and James Norman tell histories of funk music in Philadelphia and New Orleans as seen through their record collections. They share some of their favorite obscure records and talk about how they fit into music history as well as their party Little Big Things, which is second Fridays at the Trestle Inn.

Joshua Kwedar runs the website septunes where he posts rare Philadelphia regional records and James Norman is a record collector, DJ, and producer from New Orleans now residing in Philadelphia.



Little Big Things – The Mix Tape (2012)

*PIPO MIXES MIX OF THE YEAR FOR 2012* (…xes-of-2012.html)

The Little Big Things Crew brings you their first release: Little BIG Things – The Mix Tape, an all 7-inch mix of funk, soul, disco and boogie tunes mixed, cut and scraped by Philadelphia crate diggers Personify, FROZ1 and Case Bloom. We dug deep in our collections to compile a mix guaranteed to have your deck on blast from start to finish. Little records – BIG TUNES. Bang it loud and enjoy. And next time you’re in Philly, be sure to check out The Little Big Things Crew at The Trestle Inn’s Souled Out every 2nd Friday for the best whiskey sours in the city, Go-Go dancers, and the illest funk, soul, disco, boogie and latin 45s.

Tracklist below and in the Lyrics tab in iTunes. Mediafire link for download here:

Little BIG Things – The Mix Tape Track List:
1.) Sisters Love – Now Is The Time
2.) Rudy Love & The Love Family – Does Your Mama Know
3.) The Turtles – Buzz Saw
4.) Jimmy Norman – Gangster of Love Part 1
5.) Chuck Womack and The Sweet Souls – Ham Hocks and Beans
6.) B.E.H. – In the Middle of Blind Alley My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me (Little Big Things Edit)
7.) Mocambo Allstars – The Next Message (Kenny Dope Mix)
8.) Lee Fields – I’m The Man
9.) Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Band – What Can You Bring Me
10.) The Meters – People Say
11.) Lou Courtney – Hot Butter N’ All Part 1
12.) The Herb Johnson Settlement – Damph F’aint
13.) Jimmy Jones – Time and Changes
14.) Bernard Wright – Chillin’ Out
15.) Crown Heights Affair – Move Your Body and Soul
16.) Brother to Brother – In The Bottle
17.) Joe Bataan – The Bottle (La Botella)
18.) Gil Scott Heron – New World Revolution
19.) Kool & The Gang – Caribbean Festival (Disco Version)
20.) Yambu – Sunny
21.) Crown Heights Affair – Dreaming on a Dream
22.) Freeez – Southern Freeez
23.) Secret Weapon – Must Be The Music Instrumental
24.) Skyy – Here’s To You
25.) D-Train – You’re the One for Me
26.) Donald Byrd – Think Twice
27.) The S.S.O. Orchestra – Faded Lady Instrumental
28.) George McRae – Look at You
29.) Gwen McRae – Funky Sensation
30.) Linda Clifford – Runaway Love
31.) Universal Robot Band – Dance and Shake Your Tambourine
32.) Ronnie Laws – Always There
33.) Weldon Irvine – I Love You



Here’s a little boogie mix I did for Illvibe Radio in October 2012. Dig it, and listen to/download the full podcast episode here:…05_37-07_00

The full episode features a killer set of world music from Illvibe Collective’s lil’ dave. Enjoy.

1. Mr. Chinn – Mr. Chinn Gets It Together
2. Golden Flamingo Orchestra – The Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
3. Squirmin Herman – Move & Shake Your Body (Fingerman Edit)
4. Cosmic Force – Dance Your Blues Away (Cosmic Boogie Edit)
5. Shuggie Otis – Special [Unreleased Track] (FROZ1 Edit)
6. Dimitri From Paris – Free Ton Style
7. Homework – Hudson Square
8. Unlimited Touch – Searching to Find the One (PERSONIFY EDIT)
9. Aretha Franklin – Jump To It (Prince Klassen Young Professional ReEdit)
10. Neighbor – The Walk (Part 2 Mix)
11. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (MAW Remix)
12. Los Charly’s Orchestra – The Groove & Its Synonyms (PERSONIFY EDIT)
13. Herbie Hancock – Saturday Night (Beatconductor ReEdit)
14. Illvester – Feel Reel (Kon Edit)
15. Micky J. & Jimmy B. – You Make Me Feel Funky (The Apple Scruffs Edit)

Case Bloom – Lemonade Hip Hop (2010)

Lemonade Hip Hop by Casebloom on Mixcloud

I have recently been going through music at a fast pace. Maybe it’s twitter and blogs, or maybe it come’s with the territory in 2010. In any case there is a lot of good music out there, and I’ve been meaning to highlight a few overlooked treats with a quick mix. We’ll I finally got around to recording it this past week, and its here just in time for the first day of summer. The resulting concoction is thirty minutes of both new and ripe (if you will) soulful hip hop tracks, carefully selected for your pleasure, and mixed with just the right amount of sugary cuts. Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is….enjoy

Case Bloom – Chung King Studios: Licence To Chill Volume 1 (2010)

Chung King Studios: Licence To Chill Volume 1 by Casebloom on Mixcloud

Chung King is a legendary recording studio in NYC.
In the 1980s they recorded a lot of DEF JAM stuff, and made a name for themselves as a “Hip Hop” recording studio.
Since then what was once “Chung King’s House Of Metal”, a small studio above a Chinese restaraunt, has built a reputation for churning out hits, and become a staple for recording artists of all genres.
A few weeks ago, a friend who works there and I were talking about the massive amount of classics recorded there, and we thought it would be cool to do a mix series highlighting their legacy. Where to begin? The Eighties.

The looped records, 808, and heavy bass on these records are closer to punk rock than any hip hop recorded these days. Turn it up loud and you can almost smell the egg fu young. This one is 80’s cassette tape grimey.