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"The Soul Shack" w/ DJ-J-ME

With a new mix on www.podomatic.com/soulshack each month , DJ-J-ME started "The Soul Shack" in November 2005 on Soulstream Networks as a way to share with the world his take on 'good' music...made with soul. From soulful & classic house to nu disco & chillwave to neo-soul & nu-jazz to rn'b to old school, funk and 'real' hip hop, it's all fair game on "The Soul Shack". Each month, depending on Jamie's mood you may hear any or all of the above music - sometimes a mixed bag of 'all things soulful', sometimes just a particular theme or genre...but always soulful! With Soul Shack parties having occurred in Toronto, New York, Miami & LA, the brand (and DJ-J-ME) continues to grow and gain new fans. Check this podcast for the latest Soul Shack mixes. (Archived Soul Shack mixes are available at www.mixcloud.com/soulshack) About DJ-J-ME: In demand, Toronto based dj who has played everything from 2,000 person Fortune 500 corporate events to Toronto rooftop hotspots like Kost & Lavelle to a decade of TIFF events in Yorkville for various celebrities, as well as gigs in NYC, LA, Chicago & Miami (where he enjoyed a monthly winter residency before Covid hit). His music style can be described as eclectic, sophisticated and soulful, using remixes, edits and acapellas to put a fresh twist on even the most well known songs, seamlessly mixing the familiar with relatively unknown lounge grooves and forgotten gems to provide a unique and engaging soundtrack. For booking inquiries contact Jamie @ jamiewichartz@yahoo.ca

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With a new mix on www.podomatic.com/soulshack each month , DJ-J-ME started "The Soul Shack" in November 2005 on Soulstream Networks as a way to share with the world his take on 'good' music...made with soul. From soulful & classic house to nu disco & chillwave to neo-soul & nu-jazz to rn'b to old school, funk and 'real' hip hop, it's all fair game on "The Soul Shack". Each month, depending on Jamie's mood you may hear any or all of the above music - sometimes a mixed bag of 'all things soulful', sometimes just a particular theme or genre...but always soulful! With Soul Shack parties having occurred in Toronto, New York, Miami & LA, the brand (and DJ-J-ME) continues to grow and gain new fans. Check this podcast for the latest Soul Shack mixes. (Archived Soul Shack mixes are available at www.mixcloud.com/soulshack) About DJ-J-ME: In demand, Toronto based dj who has played everything from 2,000 person Fortune 500 corporate events to Toronto rooftop hotspots like Kost & Lavelle to a decade of TIFF events in Yorkville for various celebrities, as well as gigs in NYC, LA, Chicago & Miami (where he enjoyed a monthly winter residency before Covid hit). His music style can be described as eclectic, sophisticated and soulful, using remixes, edits and acapellas to put a fresh twist on even the most well known songs, seamlessly mixing the familiar with relatively unknown lounge grooves and forgotten gems to provide a unique and engaging soundtrack. For booking inquiries contact Jamie @ jamiewichartz@yahoo.ca

Episode 197: The Soul Shack (April 2022) aka "Throwback Rn'B Mix"

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So April 2020 at the start of Covid I got nostalgic and recorded a 90's (isolating in the) house mix. A year later Ontario was going into yet another 4 week lockdown and I got nostalgic again, posting a hip hop from my twenties mix. This year I figured I'd keep with this new tradition of nostalgia for April and am posting a Throwback rn'b mix! This mix is more mainstream than my usual more "neo soul" rn'b vibes, inspired heavily by a wedding I had recently dj'd, where the grooms wanted throwback rn'b during dinner. Hope you enjoy this timeless mix!

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Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca

Jun 17 2022

2hr 4mins

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Episode 196: The Soul Shack (March 2022) aka "2021 Lounge Music ReCap Pt 1"

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Here is my annual lounge music recap from the past year. (This year was a little different and I already did the funkier hip hop flips/blends/re-edits recap in February) As usual, lots of range here in tempo and style, some new stuff, some reworks of old (and one actual "old" song that I discovered via Skratch Bastid last year and just had to include), but all (non house) stuff that I really liked in 2021. So fix yourself a drink, sit back and enjoy the vibes (or lets be real, throw it on in the background while working from home or doing your household chores lol!)

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Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca

May 18 2022

2hr 36mins

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Episode 194: The Soul Shack (Feb 2022) aka "2021 Lounge Music ReCap Pt 2"

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February is usually my lounge music recap of the previous year, which tends to be smoother rn'b/soul/nudisco/retro re-edit vibes that I would play at lounge gigs (going back to my days @ dBar). That's still coming in March, but this year I felt I needed to create a new recap, this 1 being all the amazing flips/blends/reworks/re-edits & general funkiness from Bandcamp/Soundcloud/Patreon etc. There's still a few official releases in here, but for the most part it's creative new visions of classic hip hop vibes, original sample sources or 90's hip hop influenced lo-fi...even a few jungle & afro-latin reworks! This is what the Soul Shack is all about & you definitely won't find most of it on Spotify so download, share & enjoy!

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Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca (hats, hoodies, tees, tanks & mugs)

Apr 20 2022

2hr 41mins

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Episode 194: The Soul Shack (Jan 2022) aka "2021 House Music ReCap"

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It's January (well it was when I posted this on Mixcloud), and that means looking back with my #housemusic recap from the past year. A journey through various styles of house and the tracks that caught my attention in 2021 including songs & remixes from #moodymann #ampfiddler #jimpster #osunlade #natashadiggs #yuksek #artoftones #&me #rampa #adamport #atjazz #shimza #LLV #miguelmigs #Channeltres #purplediscomachine #rufusdusol and more (as well as my own #Wizkid retouch) Say it with me #houseisafeeling !

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Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca (hats, hoodies, tees, tanks & mugs)

Mar 23 2022

2hr 17mins

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Episode 193: The Soul Shack (Nov/Dec 2021) - "16 Yr Anniversary Mix" (live @ Function Bar)

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He's done with the Cottage Mix Series...finally!!! Yup, gotta get back to the Soul Shack vibes and celebrate 16 Years of the podcast! 192 episodes! Crazy! If this were pre-Covid, I'd be recording this mix down in Miami under palm trees...but it's (it was) 2021, and we're now in the 4th wave of the pandemic, so still no traveling for me. Thankful though that at least I got to record this mix live this year instead of on Twitch like last year. This was recorded at a little spot in Toronto called Function Bar, where they let me get funky with it! Hope you enjoy!

Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca (hats, tees, hoodies, tanks, mugs)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dj_j_me

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id306968245

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Feb 18 2022

5hr 2mins

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Episode 192: The Soul Shack (Sept/Oct 2021) aka Sunday Morning Edition - Cottage Mix 2021

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It's finally recorded! Old people my age you're gonna LOVE this mix! Definitely if you're a fan of laid back chill vibes to ease into the weekend with a coffee (or with me posting this on Podomatic in January, for hibernating through the cold & snow of winter). This is the last (and possibly best) installment of the Cottage Mix Series "Sunday Morning". I broke it into 3 parts on Mixcloud, but I'm trying to catch up here, so it's all one long 6+ hour mix!

Soul Shack fans should still enjoy (it's still based on my personal taste in music) but this one has a much wider audience, so please, if you appreciate this mix, share the link! Share it with coworkers, family and facebook friends! Thanks!

Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca (hats, tees, hoodies, tanks, mugs)

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id306968245

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Jan 18 2022

6hr 22mins

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Episode 186: The Soul Shack (July 2021) aka Saturday Afternoon Edition - Cottage Mix 2021

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People my age you're gonna LOVE this mix! Definitely if you're a fan of #depechemode #neworder #thecure (if you grew up in the Toronto area and listened to CFNY) Instead of my usual Soul Shack Summer Soundtrack, this year I'm doing a Cottage Mix Series, with the first installment being the Saturday afternoon vibes.

Soul Shack fans should still enjoy (it's still based on my personal taste in music) which is why I'm posting it as the July mix and not as a special non-soul shack mix, but this one has a much wider audience, so please, if you appreciate this mix, share the link! Share it will all of your old high school facebook friends! Thanks!

Bookings & Merch: jamiewichartz @ yahoo.ca

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id306968245

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Oct 16 2021

5hr 19mins

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Episode 184: The Soul Shack (Apr 2021) aka "Hip Hop From My 20's Pt 1 (backpack boombap edition)

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So last April I got nostalgic and recorded a 90's (isolating in the) house mix. A year later Ontario is going into our latest 4 week lockdown and I'm getting nostalgic again, but this time for the hip hop from my twenties. There will be a second "street" edition, but part one here is (for lack of a better word) more of the "backpack" stuff. Still boom bap, but not the street, club or radio stuff... this is the jazz sampling more underground stuff. I had to put #Dilla on the artwork because his productions are all over this mix! Hope you enjoy!

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#90shiphop #boombap #backpackhiphop #undergroundhiphop #eastcoasthiphop #atcq #atribecalledquest #realmusic #realhiphop #peterock #djpremier #jdilla #questlove

Jul 16 2021

2hr 38mins

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The Soul Shack (June 2020) aka The LA Edition (live @ The Broken Shaker LA rooftop)

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To celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the Soul Shack next month, for the first time ever, we’re doing a Soul Shack t-shirt give away! To enter you have to follow me on Instagram dj_j_me (), post a screenshot of any Soul Shack episode on your phone, tag me in your Instagram post and comment on when you discovered or started listening to The Soul Shack. If a friend introduced you to the podcast, tag them too! This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram…it’s just me and The Soul Shack. Entries must be received before November 15th, as the draw will take place on November 15th, to commemorate the podcast’s 15 year anniversary. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via Instagram.

It seems like a lifetime ago that I finally made it out to LA and did the first west coast edition of The Soul Shack! There should have already been a second LA Edition in the books by now, but Corona Virus sort of killed those travel plans (along with the last few months of my winter Miami residency :-( So until life gets back to normal and I can make it back out west, here's the recording from a cool & foggy evening on the rooftop of the Freehand Hotel LA (Broken Shaker) back on January 24th. This was my first time playing out west and it definitely influenced some of the music selection - let me know if you pick up on any of the west coast vibes ;-)

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#chillvibes #90shiphop #90srnb #soulfulhouse #nudisco #poolsidevibes #retrovibes #80svibes #oldschool #hiphop #rnb #housemusic #loungevibes #chillbeats #djmix #musicpodcast

Oct 10 2020

4hr 1min

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By Terry Redd - Nov 18 2019
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By ALBERT BIRDSONG JR - Oct 20 2011
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Just came across your Podcast. Really nice music!!! Keep it coming!!