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The Unexpected

A short list of things I didn't expect to learn from DJing

Posted June 20th 2022


I’m learning to be patient with myself. Time, effort, patience is the path to knowledge, skill and wisdom. There is no shortcut.

I’m learning to be patient with others. We each have our own perspective and needs. This is the balancing act, considering my needs and also the needs of others…

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Queens Gambit

A NATEFIX Original Mix

Posted April 27th 2021

Inspired by the Netflix Original Series, Queens Gambit and all the dope Hip Hop out of Queens, NY. Enjoy It!

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MF DOOM Tribute Mix

On Doomsday, ever since the womb. Til I'm back where my brother went, that's what my tomb will say.

Posted January 10th 2021

MF DOOM is the ultimate revolutionary. A subversive artist that bucked consumerism and the commercialization of Hip Hop throughout his career.

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Christmas Stay-cation 2020

A 2020 Holida Mix

Posted December 19th 2020

Season's Greetings ya'll!

National Lampoon gave us the classic movie, Christmas Vacation back in the 80's. In 2020, though, it's more like a Christmas "Stay-cation". πŸ˜‚

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The "New York Tough" Mix

NYC Hip Hop Anthems

Posted November 24th 2020

To quote New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, "We are New York tough. We are tough. You have to be tough. This place makes you tough, but it makes you tough in a good way." This has always been true, though, as Hip Hop will attest. Remember Run DMC - Tougher than Leather?

This mix is a shout-out to those raw NYC classic Hip Hop joints. From Old Dirty to Mobb to M.O.P to Onyx. We are New York Tough! πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’ͺ

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Posted July 7th 2020

Seeds are stored potential for growth. They wait. They allow themselves to wait. They are patient. They wait for the right conditions. They wait for soil, moisture and sunlight. When they have what they need, it's time to grow.

It's ok to be a seed. It's ok to wait. Potential for growth is always there. When the conditions are right, we will do our growing.

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New Mix! Roots, Reggae and Dancehall Classics

with a touch of Raggamuffin and Hip Hop

Posted June 25th 2020

My latest Reggae mix featuring music from Chronixx, Buju Banton, Lila IkΓ©, Koffee, Dennis Brown, Warrior King and more.

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Focus Sessions

Musically guided focus sessions help you tune out distraction and focus on something important.

Posted April 22nd 2020

I'm imagining how to use music and DJing in other areas of our lives -- not just for parties, clubs, bars and concerts. How else can DJs serve us? In what other settings and situations might DJs provide value? I love seeing DJs pop-up in fitness centers, department stores and flea markets. Even some big companies are bringing DJs into the workplace.

Let's take that a step further, though. How can DJs and music facilitate our personal goals and work goals, and serve our needs in other ways? Music does more than entertain us and provide recreation. It can also help us improve our health, feel accomplished and achieve our goals.

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Dior Moments

A Pop Smoke Tribute / Mini-Mix

Posted February 24th 2020

The concept for this mix was conceived just a couple days before his death. Then the news hit. Pop Smoke was murdered in a house he was renting in Hollywood Hills.

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Classic Ballads and Quiet Storm

A Spotify Playlist

Posted February 14th 2020

πŸ’– Happy Valentines Day! πŸ’–

This one's for the lover in you. So, with open arms, let’s get it on. πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŽΆ

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Cultivating Creativity

Posted January 12th 2020

Creativity β€” the ability to imagine new ideas and possibilities. Our creative ability is fluid -- not an absolute. We all have creative potential. This potential needs exercise and practice. Here are just a few of many ways to exercise and channel our creativity...

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