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Archive for December, 2009

Unique74 Top 25 (2000-2009) + Top 10 Albums of 2009

Top 25 Picks of 2000-2009

(Note: I really wanted to add Dr Dre’s “2001” but it was actually released in 1999, I should know because I helped “work” that release. This list is a combo of 12’s, full lengths and in betweens)

D’angelo | Voodoo

Ghostface Killah | Supreme Clientele

N.E.R.D | In Search of (Note: I still love the demo version but not mad at the final!)

Q-Tip | Kamaal The Abstract Ep (you clowns slept like the sheep you are….good luck finding it..)/The Renaissance

White Stripes | Elephant

Slum Village | Fantastic v2

Pete Rock | Petestrumentals

Dj Spinna | (take your pick..literally)

J Live | All Of The Above

Three Chairs | 3 Chairs

Mr Ali ft Carla Prather | Midnite Interlude 12′

Dwight Trible | Love Is The Answer

Scott K & Cole Medina vs James Brown | Im Satisfied 12′

Aloe Blacc | Shine Through

Theo Parrish | (take your pick..literally)

Micheal Jackson | Invincible

Peven Everett | Studio Confessions/Kissing Game (ok I cheated..)

Dj Technic | Chant of The Caribou 12′

The Roots | Phrenology

Little Brother | The Minstrel Show

Karizma | A Mind Of Its Own

Four Track Minds | God’s Gift 12′

Sa Ra Creative Partners | The Hollywood Recordings

Si Se | More Shine (Dj Center Remix)

Rich Medina | Connecting The Dots

Top 10 Albums of 2009

Foreign Exchange | Leave It All Behind
Nicolay | Shibuya
Amy Serrata | Self Titled
Keys N Krates | Live Remixes
Grand Puba | Retroactive
Mayer Hawthorne | Self Titled
Dam Funk | Toeachizown
Nailah | Life In Session
Joy Jones | Godchild
Erik Rico | The Reworks Project

Marvin Gaye was ahead of his time…

Unique74 Vid Pick | James Brown: Soul Brother Number One | docu (RARE)


A legend beyond words whose shoes will never be filled..Maximum Respect! Thank You for your life long dedication and service to humanity.

Note: It is a travesty that the major media outlets have not given Mr Sutton the proper recognition and coverage.


I keep hearing all this hoopla about the discontinuation of Technic 1200’s in early 2010. Its plain ass backwards if they stop selling them, due to the fact that there is a new bedroom DJ born by the second. In addition, there is a major increase in new vinyl pressings and releases due to the high demand from a new generation of analog heads and faithful wax fiends.

If RANE is smart, they will buy the brand from PANASONIC and lower the price on those bad boys with a package deal including a RANE Serato mixer.

The Night Is On My Mind: Gary Bartz | Celestial Blues

they try and practice…damn near hurting themselves..yet they will never capture the essence of what was inherited at BIRTH…there’s NEVER second guessing when its a BLESSING..

Sunday BBQ | The Temptations | Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)

Richard Street OWNS this song..another magnificent vocalist.

Unique74 | NYE | 5th st Housequake w/Rhett Frazier + Breezy Lovejoy 12.27

======== NYE | 2010 | EXTRA MILD SAUCE presents: NEW YEAR’S EVE 2010 “Bringing in the new year in a soulful way.”

Selections by
Drack Muse | Derrick Wize | A-Ski

5 Levels / 3 DJs / One Soulful Experience December 31, 2009 9p-2a Castle Ivar Hollywood Hills $30

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5th st. Housequake | Zanzibar | 12.27 | 2009 Finale

Performing LIVE!

Rhett Frazier Inc | serving up the finest hot buttered Detroit Funk!
Breezy Love Joy | Future Soul + Funk served to the max! imagine D’angelo + The Ohio Players in a jam session..

selections by:

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Stay tuned for the return of STEREOLOVE / GOLDEN STEREO at LITTLE TEMPLE in 2010!

look out for new releases in early 2010!
Dj Center
Jimetta Rose


Unique74 Vid Pick : Mad Lads | Dont Have To Shop Around

taken from the film “Darktown Strutters”.

The Night Is On My Mind | Nancy Wilson | Sunshine

Sunday BBQ | Calling All Girls | Switch

this is another jam that takes me back to the days as a kid when I would literally pick a song apart..I hear you on those background vocals Jermaine 🙂

This has to be their BEST love song ever. Plus I always felt it was another outlet for Jermaine as a producer to unleash his talent for creating amazing slow jams (ala “My Touch of Madness”).