Tracklist: May(hem) Day DJ Set, Berlin [Photos]

May 1st, known in Berlin as “May Day”, is historically a day of protest by workers. As the city shuts down for the day, the streets are filled with protesters, riot police, cars on fire, outdoor parties, and thousands of people out to enjoy the day and party well into the night. This year, Berlin was blessed with gorgeous Spring weather, good vibes, and (as far as I saw) a burning-car-free, city-wide celebration. 

I was asked to spin some tunes at one of the daytime parties (the only one that was indoors, as my luck would, does, and did have it) – here’s the way it went, along with my crappy happy snaps of the madness… Continue reading “Tracklist: May(hem) Day DJ Set, Berlin [Photos]”

Playlist: Ray Mann DJ set @ Melodica

If you were following the twitter feed at the time, you would already have seen this playlist appearing live (while I didn’t get to Bobby Womack as quickly as I’d hoped to, I got there eventually). Next time: tweet me your requests!

Ray trying to DJ, tweet and drink all at once. Portrait by 83-year-old artist, John Hawley

Playlist ~ Ray Mann DJ Set, 15 January 2011
Melodica Acoustic Festival, Sydney

Common ~ Time Travelling
Jimmy Smith ~ Root Down (Live)
Delroy Wilson ~ Better Must Come
Earth Wind & Fire ~ Love’s Holiday
Bobby Womack ~ Woman’s Gotta Have It
Isley Bros ~ It’s Your Thing
Mary Jane Girls ~ All Night Long
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ~ Nobody’s Baby
Lauryn Hill ~ Lost Ones
Erykah Badu ~ Love Of My Life Worldwide
Cee~lo with Pharell ~ Art Of Noise
Aretha Franklin ~ Rocksteady
Jimi Hendrix ~ Crosstown Traffic
Tame Impala ~ It’s Not Meant To Be
Missy Elliott ~ Bring The Pain
Phenomenal Handclap Band ~ 15 To 20
Prince ~ I Wanna Be Your Lover
Tony Allen ~ Afro Disco Beat
James Brown ~ Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
Stevie Wonder ~ Uptight
Four Tops ~ Baby I Need Your Lovin (Live)
Otis Redding ~ Satisfaction
Marvin Gaye ~ Can I Get A Witness
Sam Cooke ~ Twisting The Night Away
Stevie Wonder ~ We Can Work It Out
Four Tops ~ Midnight Flower (Live)

Listen to the entire set right here:

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