YesYesTV - Weekly Shows and Archive


YesYesTV is our new live streaming DJ channel. At this moment we're doing two weekly shows - 5 hours of mixes a week!

On the Dance With Power show I play the best in DnB, Jungle, Hardcore, Techno, All flavours of House Music, Roots Rock Reggae, and Stepping Dub. Streams every Wednesday 9-11pm GMT

                       

Then on Sundays 4-7pm GMT join us for the Nice and Easy show, with me Mikus joined by Rutita playing some cool out Sunday selection: Funk, Soul, Jazz, Disco, Rocksteady, Reggae and a whole lot more.


                       

The best thing about streaming live is interaction, so do please log in and send a message in the chat boxes.

To tune in live go to YesYesTV:
www.twitch.tv/yesyestv and also streaming at www.youtube.com/mikusmusik

To keep in touch with upcoming shows and so on please follow at:
Twitter https://twitter.com/yesyesldn and https://twitter.com/mikusmusik
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As much as possible I'll be archiving the shows here on the blog, with YouTube, Mixcloud and Download links. Check the YesYesTV Archive page linked at the top of the page.


If at all possible video from the sets will remain archived on Youtube, but some shows get blocked because of audio copyright. In those cases I hope to at least have the audio available for download and also on Mixcloud.

Hope you can tune in!

Dancing in the Dark: 1990 House & Techno

Visiting the year 1990 on this one, and getting kind of dark with it. It may have just been the second summer of love in 1989, but aside from all the uplifting tunes and general spirit of the day there was a moodier and tougher underground sound brewing. This wasn't without controversy - I remember hearing a story that Joey Beltram basically got kicked off the NY DJ circuit around the time of releasing his tune Joey's Riot for playing too dark! Found his home in Belgium with R&S Records instead. That said, quite a few NY tunes represented here, so he wasn't the only one....

This mix very much moving between the cross-fertilising holy trinity of the USA, the UK, and the Belgian/Dutch badlands. Worth going over the providence of the tracks featured here I think.

Kicking off in Belgium with a euro classic by ex-soldier Lhasa. Can't Stop a NY classic, followed by a wonderful dusty early Carl Craig tune released under the BFC alias, my favourite of his early productions. From Detroit we go back to NY on the mighty Nu Groove label with Major Problems, followed by a very early Kenny Dope cut, as House Syndicate. One more NY tune next, a classic from Frankie Bones and Tommy Musto, followed by a wicked hypnotising cut from Detroit, In Synch.

Moving on to two from one of the founders of this sound, NY's Joey Beltram; Subsonic Trance came out in Belgium on R&S, Joey's Riot in the US under the Mental Mayhem pseudonym. Staying in NY for Searchin, followed by such a class tune by house music originator Nitro Deluxe out of Philly, bringing a touch of breakbeats in to the mix. Just read that Young Skretching, the man behind Nitro Deluxe, played with Sun Ra for a spell!

Keeping the breakbeat feel flowing for the last few, Hey Hey Hey a raw tune by Amsterdam's Orlando Voorn, followed by a stone cold UK classic, The Gonzo. Flipping back to NY for the Leon Lee Special which layers up the riff from E2-E4 with a break and a massive 808 kick. Two tunes next co-produced by the mighty DJ Hype, such a key figure in creating and promoting a London breakbeat dance sound. Legendary deejay but underrated as a producer I think. Finishing on another London classic, Dave Angel's bootleg reworking of Sweet Dreams, the tune that launched his career.

Big dedication on this goes out to Dusty and Robin, to Handy who I know loves this era, and eternal thanks to Fabrok for introducing me to some of these tunes at the time.

If you enjoyed this check out my Warehouse Nation mix and also 1991 Hardcore Techno Biz mix, for a similar range of cuts from around this golden era.



Dancing in the Dark: 1990 House & Techno

Lhasa - The Attic 
Plez - Can't Stop (DMR Zone Mix)
BFC - Galaxy
Major Problems - Overdose (The Final Trip)
House Syndicate - Jam The Mace
Musto & Bones  - This Will Be Mine
Fade To Black - In Synch
Joey Beltram - Subsonic Trance
Mental Mayhem - Joey's Riot
33 1/3 Queen - Searchin
Nitro Deluxe Ft. Silk - Hypno House (Hypno Dub)
Frequency - Hey, Hey, Hey (Panic Mix)
Lost - The Gonzo
Shadows J - Hip This House (The Leon Lee Special)
The Scientist - The Bee
Kicksquad - Soundclash (Champion Sound, Hyper Mix)
Dave Angel - Sweet Dreams (Nightmare Mix)

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Fight The Power Funk Mixtape

I was invited to do a 30 minute funk mix for Mike Walkden's Chrome Funk & Soul Show on Future Radio, and this is it! - a selection of cuts dealing with struggle, rebellion and revolution. The music here may be some 50 years old but its still as relevant, as moving, as kicking as ever...the fight continues....

Fight The Power Funk Mixtape 

> Chuck D <
 Isley Brothers - Fight The Power 
> Ernie Isley <
The JBs - The Grunt  
> James Brown and Bobby Byrd <
Sir Joe Quarterman  -  So Much Trouble In My Mind
> Jesse Jackson <
Stovall Sisters - Hang On In There 
> Malcolm X <
Mark Dimmond - A Change Had Better Come
Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - Hard Times
Bobby Byrd - Hang Ups We Don't Need 
Johnny King & The Fatback Band -  Peace Love Not War (K Dope Edit)
> Martin Luther King Jr <
Sandi And Matues - The World 
> Malcolm X <
Mop Mop feat. Fred Wesley & Anthony Joseph - Run Around 

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Spring Sun Soul IX - Love To The World Lockdown Edition

A Spring Sun Soul mix, back for whats now the ninth year. Previous Spring Sun Soul mixes >>here<<. Such unusual times: pandemic sweeping the globe, capitalism wobbling, health and financial worries....and still the world keeps turning and the seasons changing. New life springs eternal.  So here's some soulful soundtrack for the season and the struggle ahead. A cross-the-genres selection: music from the US, UK, JA, Mali, Norway, Germany, and Hungary.

Kicking off with a wonderful rework of the L.T.D. disco-soul classic, possibly even improving on the original I feel, followed by a great new talent out of South London, pianist Ashley Henry reworking the NAS hip-hop classic which itself is based on a sampled vamp from pianist Ahmad Jamal. Staying on the jazz piano vibe, this time out of Louisiana with another great cover, this one of Roy Hargrove's beautiful Soulful.

Keeping it soul-powered next with a stirring version of the Donnie Hathaway liberation anthem, which features Thundercat and Flying Lotus in amongst the big band lineup. More stay-strong lyrics next, a real personal favourite inspirational cut from Yamie Bolo, before switching into sweet afrohouse gear featuring Malian Adama Coulibali on vocals.

Kick drums pump on in a dream house style with Telephones transmitting from the Norwegian woods, followed by the power house combination of Ian Pooley and Jazzanova embracing the changes, on into some ambient hardcore magic, before finishing on a vintage piece of sun-blessed jungle juice. Love and strength to all.


Spring Sun Soul - Love To The World Edition

L.T.D. - Love To The World (Joey Negro Mizell Magic Mix)
Ashley Henry - The World Is Yours
John Batiste - Soulful
Miguel Atwood Ferguson Ensemble feat Bilal - Someday We'll All Be Free 
Yamie Bolo - One Has To Be Real Strong
Zepherin Saint - Canima
Telephone - See Hex & Moon
Ian Pooley - What's Your Number (Jazzanova Renumber)
Gnork - Blorp 93
Ils & Solo - Sweet Sunshine

Jungle Love: a 1994-95 Luved-Up Jungle Selection

Not just your everyday jungle mix - this ones for the lovers in the house! An hour of love-inspired, sweet and emotional junglism from the classic years of 1994 and 1995. Strings, pads, pianos and vocals mixing it with the amens, blowflys and subs. Big dedication to the luved up crew, to my original 94 raving gang, and biggest kiss of all to the RMVT xxxx not forgetting big love to Benji B and the new padawan.

Jungle Love 1994-95

Deeper Love - Dillinja & Mystery
Special Dedication (Ladies Mix) - DJ Nut Nut
High Time (Nookie Remix) - DJ Trax
Rhythm - Engineers Without Fears
She's So - FBD Project
Being With You (Van Kleef Remix) - Foul Play
Something I Feel - Ray Keith
So Sweet - Hopa & Bones
Its Not Enough - Orca
Only You - Nookie
Togetherness - Timmi Magic
Your Mind (Gimp/Steve Mix) - The Gimp
The Love Statement - DJ SS
So This Is Love - Essence of Aura
Deep Inside of Me - Codename John
Universal Love - 4Hero

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Soul Surviving: Deep & Soulful House Mix

A selection of warming soulful house tunes to keep your fires burning, with a staying power keep fighting lyrical theme running through. Some favourites from recent times plus a couple of older gems in there too. Big shout to South London's finest Henry Wu, who knocked it out the park with his track Projections (featured here). Also nice to see DnB producers FD and Maverick Soul making such a great house track as Ribs. If you're feeling these kinds of tunes come and check us out playing all flavours of house at our semi-regular Yes Yes nights. More house mixes showing the spectrum to come in the future...


Soul Surviving: Deep & Soulful House Mix 

 Louie Vega - A New Day (Vega Claussell Dub Inst. with Pad) 
RNDT, Kleophazz - Check One, Check Two 
Goapele, DJ Spinna - Closer 
Rhemi - Hairy Mary
 Robert Owens, Ron Trent - Deep Down (DJB Dub) 
Julie McKnight, Kings of House - Still Here (Kings Of House NYC Vocal Mix) 
Sue Avenue, DJ Romain - Reel Deep (Mikus Aint Nothin Nice Edit) 
Luther Vandross, Louie Vega - My Body (Mikus Cut To Keys Edit) 
Atjazz - Out Of The Ordinary 
Henry Wu - Projections 
DJ Kemit, The Lounge Lizards- Wake Up & Stand Up (Kai Alce KZR Vocal Mix)
 FD, Issac Rosie, Maverick Soul - Ribs



Shack

A long overdue post to flag up my SHACK crew...the concept is that we build a wooden shack usually in some woodland, decorated out with some vintage hifi and visuals, hook up a 10k rig and play the best in dance music from funk to reggae, house to jungle, afrobeat to drum n bass. Have been out at a few festivals the last few years and more things lined up for the near future.

Check out www.shack.events for full details - available for bookings to! They're always great parties and killer music guaranteed - do give the Shack a follow on social media etc to keep tabs on it. Links on that website.  We've got a London party coming up too, September 7th, in Tottenham alongside the Aespia crew: Full details/tickets for that here

Here's a little promo video
WE ARE SHACK from arlen figgis on Vimeo.

Soundsystem Message Music

A two-hour session of soundsystem roots and culture in a uk-style.... message music all the way....some higher truths to help stay grounded in these maddening times. Starting with a few 90s tunes to warm with but mainly 21st century productions. Building the pressure as it goes and holding back some power cuts for the last few...time to get those subs turned up! Big love and dedication on this to Seb & Sarah and their new arrival. The recording here is divided up into two one-hour chapters for your listening pleasure.



Soundsystem Messages - Chapter One: To The Rock
Aqua Levi & The Roots I Mension - Gather My Children
Fire Facts - Injustice March
Mad Professor & Shaloma - Good Vibrations
Leroy Gibbons - Love Light Shine
Nadine - Love We A Deal With
Mafia + Fluxy & Leroy Mafia - Holly Holy
Vibronics - Dub Crises
Mixman & Robbie Valentine - Batter Dem Down
River Bank - Shanti Shaker
Moa Anbessa & Prince David  - Babylon To Blame
Twinkle Brothers - Stomp It Out
Joe Ariwa - Kunta Kinte
King Earthquake & Winston Fergus - Too Much War
Young Warrior & Lexxy - Lead Me To The Rock

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Soundsystem Messages - Chapter Two: A Better World 
Emmanuel Joseph & The Shanti-Ites - Road To Zion
Young Warrior & Sister Beloved - Freedom Of The Land
Dubkasm & Luciano - Hearer Of Prayer
Jerry Lionz - Cyan Tan Ya
Mighty Massa - Build A Better World
Ashanti Selah & Dan I Locks + I-Jah Salomon - Glorious Days
Bush Chemists & Cyrenius Black - World In Confusion
King Earthquake & Gussie Ranks - Share None
Jah Tubbys & Chazbo - Unity Is Strength
Disciples - The Rush
Ashanti Selah & Chazbo - 36 Chambers Of Dubplates

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Yes Yes! A new session for South London

 

I'd like to invite you down to the Summer Solstice session of  the bi-monthly night I'm running: YES YES!

First session went off, this one is sure to too!

Resident DJ Mikus & Rutita + special guests playing soulful, afro, deep, bumpin, classic, jackin, baaad house music. The session will be live streamed from 9pm: check the social media for the link at the time, Facebook YesYesLDN and Twitter @yesyesldn - Free entry and runs till midnight.

 YES YES will be housing it down at Aaja bi-monthly and there'll be some late night jungle & dnb parties in a nearby bigger venue cued up for later in the year too. Follow on those social media accounts to keep up to date! 🖐 #YesYes

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Night Flight - Dusk Till Dawn DnB Mix

A little deeper, night flight, lost highway, dream sequence, cosmic jam, vision quest, dusk till dawn selection of new school DnB. Shout to D for putting me on to the Ivy Lab tune here - something quite special I think. And a big shout to DM Cut and the Future Thinkin crew - check out their excellent Monday night show on Kool London if you ever get the chance (past shows in the Kool Archives).

Night Flight - Dusk Till Dawn DnB Mix

7pm - Lenzman - Tears (Instrumental Mix)
8pm - LSB - Tumult
9pm - Bladerunner - Dream Sequence
10pm - Phase 2 - Stranger Thing
11pm - Dub Elements - Hidden Garage
Midnight - Ivy Lab - Gomesia
1am - Stompz - Decked
2am - Ray Keith - Shut It Down
3am - Andy C, Shimon - Quest (Bladerunner Remix)
4am - Rizzle - Memory Glitch
5am - Bungle - Cocooned VIP
6am - Anile - Custom Dancer
7am - Marky, SPY, Total Science - Try Out
8am - Rowpieces - Retreat

Across the Spectrum DnB Mix

A little unplanned hour-long DnB rinse out, playing through some tunes that have been hitting the spot for me over recent times.....going across the spectrum, starting melodic and upfull, moving on to some jungle rollers, a couple of rave-inflected cuts, and finishing off on some upfront-but-idea-filled bangers. Its a strong time for the scene i think, lots of great music out there across the styles...Shout to everyone still feeling it after all these years! Also goes out to anyone who really does remember the roller! ;)



Across the Spectrum DnB Mix

Makoto - Fancy Free
Locksmith - Jah Seh
Phase 2 - My Dearest Darling
Rowpieces - The Love Connection
Nookie - 7th Dread
Joakuim - Jungle Power
Bou - Poison
Saxxon - Rollcall VIP
Dr S Gachet, Heist - Remember The Roller (Heist Remix)
A Sides - Edge
Total Science & Break - Big Time Winners
Dawn Raid - Make Me Move
Vital - Real Shit
Command Strange - Mad Flava
Benny L - Just Swing
Taxman - Magnetic
Current Value - City Syndrome


Aketi Ray - From Ever Since - now free to download


Now available, the full 13 track CD version of my Aketi Ray album From Ever Since.
This album is now available to dowload free (320kbps mp3s) here:
Download by clicking here
Also on Youtube, Spotify, vinyl and CD if you can find a copy!


Big thanks to everyone who has show support!
 Here's a review/overview from Steve Barker in The Wire: