Made Solid No. 12 - City Pop

Toshiki Kadomatsu - 52nd St.
Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama - Inspiration
Jap's Gap - Dance to the Music
Hiroshi Fukumura & Sadao Watanabe - Hunt Up Wind
Junko Ohashi - Telephone Number
Takako Mamiya - Mayonaka No Joke
Kanako Wada - Sunday Brunch
Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama - Exotic Yokogao
Noriki - What Do You Do
Cosmos - Midnight Shuffle
Toshiki Kadomatsu - Space Scraper
Casiopea - Dazzling
Junko Yagami - Bay City
Bread & Butter - Summer Blue
Takako Mamiya - Love Trip
Kimiko Kasai - Vibration
Makoto Matsushita - First Light
Yurie Kokubo - Just a Joke
Hiroyuki Namba - City Of Silver Gray
Yuiko Tsukobura - Tsukanoma yotogi bito
Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama - Tuxedo Connection
Junko Ohashi - I Love You So
Toshiki Kadomatsu - Take Me Far Away
Ueda Masaki - Jealous Night
Hiroshi Sato - Say Goodbye

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Solid Sounds No. 8

Eden Ahbez - Full Moon
Tony Joe White - Rainy Night in Georgia
Atlas - Ain't No Sunshine
The Cyrkle - The Visit (She Was Here)
Mo'Horizons - Prince Charles' Latest Affair
The Peddlers - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Jose Jose - Una Manana
Jehro - Salima
Kenny Burrell - Hot Bossa
Paul Simon - She Moves On
Eden Ahbez - The Old Boat
Cozy Cole - Ole Man Mose
Wes Montgomery - A Day In The Life
The Elder Statesman - Trans-Alpine Express (feat Lord Echo)
Digable Planets/Lester Bowie/Wah Wah Watson - Flyin High In The Brooklyn Sky
Nobukazu Takemura - Rill
Augustus Pablo - King Alpha and Queen Omega
Cibo Matto - King of Silence
Pharoah Sanders - You've Got To Have Freedom
Rudec - Grapevine Equinox (John Coltrane x Marvin Gaye)
Ashley Slater - Private Sunshine
Beth Orton and Terry Callier - Lean on Me
Koop - Beyond The Son
Ennio Morricone - Theme From A Fistful Of Dollars

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Solid Sounds No. 7

Ill Al Scratch - I'll Take Her Back (Brian's Flow)
Dark Party - Active
Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Everything Is Everything
Outlines - Too Much To Ask feat. Abd al Malik
Alice Russel - Humankind (Grant Phabao Tuff N'Uff Skank Starring The Lone Ranger)
Kabaka Pyramid - Get You
Butch Cassidy Sound System - Case On Point
C-Bo - Realer Than Real
Low Budget Soul - You Are The One (Blackbeard Mix)
Poor Righteous Teachers - Shakiylah (jrh)
Dent - Sunshowers
Dam-Funk - Beautiful Creep
Davina - Can't Help It
Sade - Maureen
Blue Moderne - Again (Kid Who extended edit)
Flying Pop's - Bip Bip
Funk Ferret - Cash Money
Rayko - taking off (abrasolo mix)
Mudd & Pollard - Scaffold (Coyote Remix)
Nebraska - The Other Side
Donny Hathaway - Valdez in the Country
Eric Burdon and War - Gun

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Solid Sounds No. 6

Tony Joe White - Willie and Laura Mae Jones
A-KO - Soul '69
The Southside Movement- Everlasting Thrill
Si*Se - Brazillion
Lord Echo - Molten Lava
The Strange Boys - They're Building Death Camps
Sonny & the Sunsets - Teenage Thugs
Crocodiles - Foolin Around
Morlack - Seeds of Life
The Pied Piper Of Funkingham - Take Me Tonight
Woolfy - Odyssey
Courtial - Losing You
Asa - Jailer
Arthur Lee - Everybody (Catalist Edit)
The Elder Statesman - Trans-Alpine Express
St Germain - Mary L
Keni Burke - Risin' to the Top (Snowboys Acoustic Mix)
Kormac - Join Together
DJ Shadow - Influx

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Solid Sounds Classics - HVW8 International Vol. 15 with Just Max

The HVW8 Podcast was about 4+ years worth of simply incredible producers, djs, artists and musicians sharing what they do. We helped form The Hawthorne Headhunters, gave Dam Funk some of his first mix releases (and later paired him with Taz Arnold and Thundercat live) and featured DJ Haircut pre-Mayer Hawthorne craziness playing the pre-release of It Ain't Gonna Work Out. Aloe Blacc, Daz-I-Cue, The Twilite Tone, Kutmah, Computer Jay, House Shoes and many, many, many more came through.

Ty G and I would open and close with short sets.
This mix from about the third year was my only chance to post a full set on my own. I think I held my own... It's actually one of my favorites. Greedy Bitches x Stereo MCs! Haha!

BTW - look for the return of the HVW8 Podcast next year.

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Solid Sound Classics - The Boogie Break

80's Funk, Boogie, Modern Soul, Disco Soul
For the longest time, these were under appreciated by the average DJ listener and club goer.
Along came my friend Dam Funk as the champion of all of the above. Clubs like 1983 and Funkmosphere brought the shit back to the mainstream and reminded people how amazing it all is. First LA and then the world. I'm thankful to have been around during the "comeback" (quotes because most of us know it never when anywhere...).
These are my records with a little additional production thrown in.

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Solid Sounds Classics - Max's Theory of a Classic Hip Hop Style

So we've listened to A Touch of Spazz - my foray into samples and loops.
My "Classic Hip Hop Style' was made using some of the (very basic) skills I learned making Spazz.
It's kind of taking those even earlier Classic mix mash-ups to a proper level. At least my level of proper levels.
You see I get bored easily and all of those acapellas just sitting in my stacks call to me. Like the Nas and DJ Cam starting us off going into Grand Puba with TM Juke. Add a few Youtube snippets and we got it!
This mix get rotation in my car and in the studio. Hope you dig...!

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Solid Sounds Classics - A Touch of Spazz

The Solid State Original Mix and The Turkey were both big winners in my book - all records that I love. The mixes are more or less on point. Quality listens both. I can play some records from time to time. Thank you.
A Touch of Spazz came with my purchase of Ableton Live. Now I was taking all those years of record shopping to the computer. I'm obviously messing around on this one. Tons of samples, mash-ups, putting beats behind things and adding sound bites all over the place.
I'm the first to say I'm no producer but I surprise myself sometimes.
Good times all the way!

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Solid Sounds Classics - The Turkey

Now you may have heard The Original Solid State Mix - that was just a warm-up.
Here's The Turkey, coming a few years later as a holiday gift for friends.
The sound is a little harder but more refined than my style back in 2004.
This mix is the one I passed to Miles Tackett (of Breakestra and Funky Sole here in LA) who was playing it in his car with Tyler Gibney (aka HVW8 Ty G). Ty and I linked up shortly after on the strength of this and started our long run hosting the HVW8 Podcast Series (Live at the BBQ, Music Is My Art and HVW8 International).
That series is due for a revival... For now, check The Turkey mofos!

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Solid Sounds Classics - Solid State Original Mix

Can't get much more Solid Classic than this! This is the first mix that I made using the Solid name. I had just opened for Peanut Butter Wolf's Bad Meaning Good mix LA release party and did this with that style in mind. Many music genres flowing together - representing my influence at the time, favorites around 2004 and records I had just picked up. The mix caught on and the rest is history. Big thanks to my friend PBW!

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Solid Sounds No. 5

Solid Classics:
Quincy Jones - Summer In The City
Peter Brown - For Your Love
Donald Byrd - Think Twice
Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park
Jean Jacques Perry - E.V.A.
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Midnight Groove
Faze-O - Riding High
Gwen McCrae - 90% of Me Is You
Al Green - So Glad You're Mine
Patrice Rushen - Remind Me
Juicy - Sugar Free
Dexter Wanzel - Feels So Good
Jean Carn - Don't Let It Go To Your Head
Rufus and Chaka Khan - Stay
Linda Clifford - Never Gonna Stop
Roy Ayers - Mystic Voyage
Isaac Hayes - House Full of Girls
Curtis Mayfield - Future Shock
Cymande - Bra
James Brown - Nose Job
Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
BT Express - You've Got Something
One Way - Cutie Pie
Midnight Star - Curious
Leon Ware - Why I Came To California
Freedom - You've Just Got To Be The One
Barry White - Playing Your Game, Baby
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Strange Games and Things
Stevie Wonder - As
Eddie Kendricks - Girl, You Need a Change of Mind
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You've Got
David Ruffin - Don't You Go Home
Manchild - Especially for You
Lonnie Liston Smith - Renaissance

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Solid Sounds No. 4

Labi Siffre - Watch Me
Sex on Toast - Oh, Loretta!
Pieces of a Dream - Warm Weather
Myron & E - Going in Circles (Shimi Sonic Edit)
Sade - War of the Hearts (Paul Nice Blend)
Leon Bridges - Coming Home
Martin Solveig - Sur La Terre
Michael Kiwanuka - I Need Your Company
Skip - Cry To Me
Mavado & Wailing Souls - Wa Dem A Do (Al Fingers' Fire House Rock Remix)
Tony Joe White - Rainy Night In Georgia (Boozoo Bajou's Georgia Dub)
Mo' Horizons - African Sunset
Jehro - Everything
Marvin Gaye - Right On
Arthur Lee - Everybody (Catalist Edit)
Lianne La Havas - Unstoppable (Jungle's Edit)
Jazzanova - Take You Back (Unexpected Dub)
Zero 7 - This World
Ken Nordine - Reaching Into In

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Solid Sounds No. 3


Mr. Bird Feat. Greg Blackman
Roy Ayers - Everybody
Leo Sayer - Easy To Love (BB Edit)
The Fritz 
Al Jarreau - Roof Garden (Qnoe's Edit)
Dayne Jordan - Play Dat!
Sinkane - How We Be
Desmond Dekker and the Aces - Fu Manchu
Matthew McAnuff - B Careful (Daddy Vad RMX)
Kellee Patterson - Mr. Magic
Dusty Springfield - Spooky (Jayl Funk Edit)
Joe Bataan - Call My Name (Lemon Remix)
Barbara King - What I Did in the Street
BadboE - The Bullet Jam
Basement Freaks - Mission Jazz
Kwanza Posse - WIcked Funk
Diggs Duke - The Ppinnacle (of Class and Taste)
Dwele - Hold On
Caia - Afterwards @ The Bar
Carlton Livingston - 100 Weight of Collie Weed


Solid Sounds No. 2

Linda Tillery- Freedom Time
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Happiness Is Around the Bend
Don Ray - Standing in the Rain
Ananda Shankar - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Gabor Szabo - The Beat Goes On
Johnny Pate - Shaft In Africa
The Litter - Blue Ice
The Seeds - Can't Seem To Make You Mine
Jimi Hendrix and Curtis Knight - Fool For You Baby
Dionne Warwicke - (I'm) Just Being Myself
Donny Hathaway - Voice Inside (Everything Is Everything)
Sunbear - Let Love Flow For Peace
Shuggie Otis - Me and My Woman
Cold Blood - Ready To Live
Ballinjack - Never Let Em Say
Cactus - Restrictions
The Animals - We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Commotion
The Yardbirds - Putty (In Your Hands)
The Turtles - Buzzsaw
Chocolate Watch Band - Voyage of the Trieste
Side Effect - Superwoman


Solid Sounds No. 1

Peter Maxwell mixes over an hour of favorites and influential records from his collection.
This edition focuses on jazz, jazz funk and soul from around the world.

Travis Biggs - Tibetan Serenity
Ramsey Lewis Trio - Uhuru
Kool and the Gang - Dujii
Dexter Wansel - Life Mars
Atjazz - Touch the Sun (Tom and Joyce Mix)
Tom and Joyce - Bonito
Paolo Achenza Trio - Do It
Donald Byrd - My Babe
Les McCann - Go On and Cry
Koop - Waltz for Koop
Nobukazu Takemura - Searching
Quantic - Life In the Rain
Earth Wind and Fire - Bad Tune
Dalindeo - Poseidon
George Shearing - Aquarius (Tangoterje edit)
Manzel - Space Funk
Maze - You
Hi-Tension - Girl I Betcha
Jan Hammer Group - Don;t You Know

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