Its been a hard month full of work and planning. Since i’ve last checked in, some new events have popped up on my radar, where you can find and listen to me in the month of september. I guess I can start with….


August 28th will mark the debut of DJ AUSAR’S new online radio show RADIO RETALIATION: every Saturday 11-12pm PST. For those on the East Coast 2-3pm EST. ON http://www.soulpublicradio.com

Dynamite Entertainment Group Welcomes DJ Ausar To The Roster.
by Dynamite Entertainment Group on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 2:30pm
Dynamite Entertainment Group Welcomes DJ Ausar To The Roster.

Atlanta, GA August 18, 2010 — Dynamite Entertainment Group is pleased to announce the addition of DJ Ausar to the roster.

Originating from California, DJ Ausar moved to Atlanta and emerged to be an impressive tastemaker as a DJ on 89.3WRFG FM. He formed the The Kalakuta Show as a vehicle for social movement in today’s music by blending Afro-beat, Funk, Jazz, Rare Grooves, House and Broken beats from all over the world. “As DEG continues to evolve and look towards the future, we’re excited and proud to have DJ Ausar on our roster”, says Dynamite Entertainment Group’s Owner/founder Luis Villamizar.

As a member of the DJ/Producer crew Vinyl Junkies Click (VJC Recordings) he has spun from the West to the East coast spreading his sound excursions to the masses. DJ Ausar has spun alongside the likes of The Last Poets, Hugh Masekela, Fertile Ground, Dj Spinna, Dego of 4hero, KemeticJust & Dj Kemit, Tony Humphries, Karl Injex (Rude Movements), Ezel, Simbad, Eddy meets Yannah, Jeremy Ayro Ellis, Djinji Brown, John Arnold, Omar, Roy Ayers, and Daz-I-Kue of Bugz in the Attic.

Tune in for The Global Drumbeat (The Kalakuta Show) every Tuesday from 2-4pm (est.) on 89.3 WRFG FM in Atlanta or online at: http://www.wrfg.org. Also on Saturdays you can experience DJ Ausar on his new show, Radio Retaliation on http://www.SoulPublicRadio.com at 11am (pst).

For further information on DJ Ausar, such as tour dates, releases and more visit:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DJAUSAR

For management & booking, Contact:

Dynamite Entertainment Group


September 4th, 2010…
THATGYRLinc & SECRETS presents

w/CARLOS MENA (Ocha Records / Yoruba Records)
spinning Deep Soulful, African & Latin Dance Rhythms

Carlos Mena is a DJ and producer of deep and soulful house, hip-hop and latin music with over 20 years experience. Carlos is also the founder and president of CASAMENA, an independent production house, and Ocha Records (partnership with Osunlade), a record label, based in Oakland, CA, that works with uncompromising artists to produce music that feeds our souls.

His DJ eclectic sets continue to garner him the label of one of the hottest DJs on the U.S.A. circuit, while his organic approach to remixes have him working with artists such as, Grammy winner Louie Vega, Atjazz, Osunlade, and DJ Spinna.

DJ Ausar + DJ Yusef
10p – Till / $10 / 21+
Royal Smoke BBQ provided by Grill Master Sir Thomas

555 Whitehall St. Atlanta, GA 30303

(678) 886-9817

Mix & Mingle Lounge
1322 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN

JUNGLE BOOGIE is a monthly global dance filled with ancestral beats, infectious polyrhythms and African diasporic grooves. Funke is your audio conjure woman for the evening and she is packed with the tools to facilitate your journey into your soul. From Brokenbeat to Kuduru, Funke draws from the sonic pools of Brasil, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Angola, South Africa, Peru and more.

This is a night about letting go your troubles and leaving them on the dancefloor. Shout, dance, cry, laugh, whatever your soul requires; it is all about purging and losing/finding yourself in the music. This is a sonic spiritual journey into your soul and may you gain abundance, love, joy and peace from this experience.

Ancestral( jungleboogie mix)- DJ AUSAR by djausar

As I get ready for JUNGLE BOOGIE in memphis, I put together an ancestral house mix to get you all ready for my arrival in memphis. hope you enjoy.
you & me-kay suzuki feat kyazi lugangira
ekabo- wunmi( maw rmx)
fly-zed bias
music- kay suzuki feat babacarr dieng & jally kebba susso
music -kay suzuki feat babacarr dieng & jally kebba susso(atjazz rmx(
ancestral black- djinji brown(key pee rmx)
oya(space mix)- abicah soul vs. halo
mahuwelele-Mzee( manoo rmx)
the flute song- umoja feat kampi moto( boddhi satva ancestral soul rmx)
free energy- djinji brown
rumba cultura- afronaut feat totin

As more events arrive in my work schedule , I will update as things change.


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Saturday mornings in the Benson’s residence was always a pleasure to wake up to. The smell of pancakes and eggs, and the fresh smell of pine-sol to get you going. My mom would open all of the windows and say ” it ‘s time to wake up”. I couldn’t even brush my teeth before I heard the sound of The O’jays and Billy Paul. So many tunes to choose from, as my mom would select from her vinyl collection. As I got older, I found myself repeating the same habits with my son, as he sits beside me as we pick out some choice selections for the day. This series “NEW DISCOVERIES” takes you on a journey of some of the gems that have shaped my addiction to music. Every week I will post three artist and provide you with a little back ground on the contributions they have made upon music culture as it pertains to djing and tastemaking. At this point I wont give away any links, just do to the fact that, as a crate digger, you have to start the journey somewhere. Here is where we will start…. I give you the information and the image of the album and you go search in the many record stores worldwide to find these wonderful treasures…. GOT IT!……. GOOD! at the end of the month I will post a mix with all of the featured artist of the month.
As I chose these selections, each one had its own story behind its discovery. Philidelphia is where this journey begins….

Philadelphia is justifiably considered by most to be the center of Soul Music perfection during the 70s, and the “Mighty Three” — Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell — have rightly received a great amount of credit for the development of the “Sound of Philadelphia,” sometimes overshadowing the great artists from the O’Jays to the Blue Notes, but almost always unfairly pushing out the great musicians, writers, arrangers and producers who helped make that sound great.

In 1971, Gamble and Huff founded PIR as the outlet for their creative vision. Building a stable of Philly-based talent — including Patti LaBelle, Archie Bell & the Drells, Jerry Butler, the Ebonys, The Intruders, The O’Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Billy Paul, MFSB, The Three Degrees, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, to name a few — PIR recordings reached the tops of the charts from day one, at one point selling more than 10 million records in a nine month period, with hits like Billy Paul’s “Me & Mrs. Jones,” a Grammy-winning #1 pop and R&B smash, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” and the O’Jay’s “Backstabbers” and “Love Train.”

PIR became the birthplace, incubator and launching pad for the Philly Soul sound, a unique blend of R&B rhythms, sweet soul vocals, deep funk grooves, pulsing horn charts and lush string arrangements with melodic structures combining elements of pop, jazz and world music. A sophisticated sound lovingly crafted in the studio by some of the 20th century’s most influential producers and production teams — including Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Gene McFadden and John Whitehead, Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, Joe Tarsia and others — Philly Soul set the stage for disco, smooth jazz, adult contemporary music and more.

Dexter Wansel is known to some as Philly keyboardist who released a number of moderately successful albums in the 70s including most notably Life on Mars and Voyager. His love of advanced technology and the fusion of rock, soul, dance and jazz led to a number of interesting pieces that drew for him a small but loyal following. However, Wansel is likely more notable for the great contribution he quietly made to the Philly Sound.

Wansel met Gamble and Huff while he was the leader of the group Yellow Sunshine. He signed on as a session keyboardist at G&H’s Philadelphia International Records and began his climb within the organization during the mid-70s. His luscious arrangements and strong production led to increasingly important projects within the organization, including albums by the Jacksons, Lou Rawls, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass and MFSB (the house band at PIR, for which Wansel served as conductor). And his songwriting may have been even better. Along with regular songwriting partner Cynthia Biggs, he penned numerous classic Soul songs ranging from “Nights Over Egypt” for the Jones Girls to the haunting “Hurry Up This Way Again” for the Stylistics.

This particular album, Time is slipping away, features the sample for Money Power Respect- The LOX in which it is most sought after for. But the gem on this album is ” The Sweetest Pain”. A choice raregroove that will bless any backyard fish fry or that raregroove party that needs a taste of The Jones Girls vs. Owusu and Hannibal. Enjoy!

Yellow Sunshine

Funk rock group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1972 or 1973 by the brothers Karl Chambers (drums) and Roland Chambers (guitar) together with Lester Young (percussion) and Idres Young (bass). Dexter Wansel (keyboards) and Ron Harding (sax) joined the band later.

They recorded only one album, Yellow Sunshine, that did not bring them quite the success they had hoped for. The band was disbanded when Dexter Wansel joined Gamble & Huff’s creative staff, and Karl and Roland Chambers joined MFSB.

This album I acquired in a record sale that I hosted for a good friend named Ayoka Chinzera. She was about to just dispose of this massive collection that she wanted to get rid of. So she let me see what I could sell to some of my colleagues and as I was going through her collection I was finding gem after gem. As I pulled out this Yellow sunshine album, She said ” take good care of this album, it will be one that you will cherish”. So when I got it home, I was floored by the funk on this album, pre MFSB. The gems on this album are the title track” Yellow sunshine” and “All along the seashore”. Yellow Sunshine will always speak to the masses of what philly really represented in the 70’s…. a real FUNK powerhouse. Enjoy these NEW DISCOVERIES