2016 was a great year for dj maus, with a monthly residency at Eindhoven’s “Soul Kitchen”, a string of great gigs in Tilburg’s “Cul de Sac” and many private parties. After ten great episodes of the Soul Cooking mix series, including nearly 300 rare groove, soul, funk and world tracks, 2017 starts off with another 40 tracks in two and a half hours, guaranteed to get you dancing and keep you amazed.
We start off with a rare, slow burning Dennis Coffey track from a recently unearthed live performance before we move towards the dancefloor with an hour of uplifting soul, northern soul, neo-soul and mod jazz tracks by well known as well as totally unknown performers. Otis Reddings great live version of “I’m Depending On You”, Al Wilson’s “The Snake” and Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” have served a firestarter on many occasions. Also check out Joey Dee’s crazy rendition of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout!” or the recently re-issued “Boogaloo Mardi Gras” by The Bobby Williams Group.
In the second we start digging a little deeper, including the brand new “Sirens of Jupiter” by Daptone artists The Olympians, a very rare track by Tower of Power-offshoot Brass Horizon, Afro-rock from Nigeria, Ghana and Togo, Elder William Smith’s preacher/funk mash-up, Spanish dub-ska by The Upshitters and some krautgrooves by none other than the late great James Last and Sweet Smoke.
So if this doesn’t get you cooking on the dancefloor, I don’t know what does!