Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem

Umoja Soundstation

Visit http://umojahifi.blogspot.com/ Established in 1992, and comprised of seven DJs including Tomas, Daz, Culture D, King CoknI, Jun, Monalisa, and Aaron Paar, Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem spins an eclectic range of music rooted in sound system culture. Active in clubs, radio and live shows, Umoja DJs play the best soul, jazz, reggae, house, hip-hop and classics. read less
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Episodes

Episode 1: Day of Umoja 2021 (DJs Daz, Jun, Monalisa, Aaron Paar, Culture D & Tomas)
Dec 31 2021
Episode 1: Day of Umoja 2021 (DJs Daz, Jun, Monalisa, Aaron Paar, Culture D & Tomas)
Umoja Hi-Fi presents Day of Umoja 2021! An annual celebration on the first day of Kwanza. All 6 DJs from the Umoja DJ collective spinning eclectic sets of reggae, soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, rocksteady and more Check the set lists below for full artist and song titles. Follow us everywhere @umojahifi Sets lists: Monalisa: Otis Gayle - I’ll Be Around Johnny Osborne - We Need Love Delroy Wilson - Same Old Song Annetta Jackson - Meditation Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Message From A Black Man Fatback Band - Wicky Wacky  Boris Gardiner - Melting Pot Chosen Few - Funky Buttercup Toots & The Maytals - Funky Funky Peter Tosh - Buck In Hamm Palace Badder Than Evil - Hot Wheels Tony Allen - Black Voices Jun: Dillinger - Cocaine Desmond Dekkar - 007- Shanty Town Monyaka - Go Deh Yaka Kwanzaa posse - Wicked Funk Lord Domino & the Ska Boys - Simply Funky Manu Dibango - New Bell Earth Wind & Fire - Runnin’ Re-Edit William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You’ve Got Bob Marley - Reggae on Broadway James Brown - There Was A Time Miles Davis - Black & Satin Aaron Paar: Ernest Ranglin - In The Rain Funkadelic - Can You Get To That The Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother Marvin Gaye - Symphony (Salaam Remi Remix) Reflections - She’s My Summer Breeze Allen Toussaint - Goin’ Down Grassella Oliphant - Get Out Of My Life Woman Labelle - Moon Shadow  Isaac Hayes - Breakthrough Art & Ron - Can’t Stop Talkin’ Kitchener - The Road Cornell Campbell - Duke Of Earl The Impressions - Gypsy Woman Daz: The Soul Jazz Orchestra -Mamaya Fela Kuti - Water Get No Enemy Pete Rock - Pete's Jazz Towa Tei - Technova The 45 King - Spread Love Beats J-Live - A Charmed Life Dam-Funk - Mirrors Outkast - Happy Valentines Day Tomas: Bounty Killer - Smoke The Herb (Brooklyn Jackers Remix) Lady Lee vs Nubian Crackers - Situation (Symphonic Matt Nelkin Mix) Cutty Ranks & General Levy  - Watch Me Now (Blend Mishkin Rmx) Funkdoobiest  - We A Doobiest (Titan Sound Rmx) Stylo G - Call Mi A Yardie (Blend Mishkin Rmx) Rayvon vs Don T - No Guns, No Murder (Outstanding Matt Nelkin Mix) Super Cat - Dem No Worry We (Hip Hop Ragga Mix) Fu Shinkins - La Schmoove Gangstarr - The Illest Brother UTFO - Roxanne, Roxanne Hortense Ellis - People Make The World Go Round Derrick Harriott - Let Me Down Easy Keith & Tex - Hypnotizing Eyes Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free Culture D: Konshens - Dem Nuh Know Joy White - Dread Out Deh Delroy Wilson - Cool Operator Billy Boyo & Little John - What U Want to Be A Disc Jockey Cocoa Tea & Heavy D - Walls Come Tumbling Down Jennifer Lara -  Mr DJ Sonya Spence - Talk Love Coffee -  Harder They Come Lutan Fyah - Rub A Dub Galaxie P - Ole Stalawa Tonto Irie - Me A Di Cooker Bounty Killer/ Spragga Benz - Remember to Pray
Umoja Hi-Fi Presents: I’m A Rootsman Part 1 – Deep Roots Mix
Nov 8 2009
Umoja Hi-Fi Presents: I’m A Rootsman Part 1 – Deep Roots Mix
DJ Tomas – Umoja Hi-Fi Sound Station "I’m A Rootsman, Part 1: Deep Roots Mix" A 73 minute selection of deeper roots reggae music from the 1970s and ‘80s. This selection focuses on slower, dubbier tracks with conscious themes and lyrics. I was trying to invoke the spirit of reggae radio in the ‘80s – be it pirate radio in the UK, college radio in the US or Dread at the Controls broadcasts in Jamaica. Another inspiration was DJ Andrew’s foundation/roots underground parties in Los Angeles in the mid-90s. A UK native and carpenter, Andrew would hold late night affairs in small after-hours bars on Fairfax Ave, focusing on strictly roots and culture selections. Honest Jons’ Dave Phelps would bring his 45s and Daz and Cokni would rope in. I & I hope you enjoy this set. More soon. Giving I-ses unto Jah I-tinually. Word sound is power.  Tracklisting: The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children Jah Lion – Columbia Colly The Heptones – Sufferers Time Junior Murvin – Police & Thives Delroy Williams – Foxhole + Dub Version The Abyssinians – Good Lord Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Prince Lincoln – Humanity + Dub Version Patrick Andy – Every Tongue Shal Tell + Dub Version Kojak – Penitentiary Johnny Ringo – Tense Me Tense Penitentiary Dub Version Wayne Jarrett & Silver Fox – Saturday Night Jamboree (12" Mix) The Viceroys – My Mission Is Impossible Prince Alla –  Only Love Can Conquer Jah Woosh – Marcus Say + Dub Version Gregory Isaacs – Mr Cop Mikey Dread – Barber Saloon Bunny Wailer – Boderation Carlton Livingston – 100 Weight of Collie Weed Frankie Jones – Don't Smoke The Seed Johnny Osbourne – Give A Little Love Scientist –  Give A Little Dub Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel Music Horace Andy – Zion Gate Leroy Smart – No Love + Dub Version Johnny Clarke – (Just Call) Me African Roots Fabian – Prophecy
dj dAz presents: UPlift (A rhythmic journey into the essence of spiritual Hip Hop and Jazz)
Jul 8 2009
dj dAz presents: UPlift (A rhythmic journey into the essence of spiritual Hip Hop and Jazz)
The Last Poets – Bird’s Word The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Theme De Yo Yo (Dobie Re-Edit) Aloe Blacc – Blind World Q-Tip – Won’t Change Mos Def – Roses Tom Scott & The L.A. Express – Today Common – Inhale Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane The Zbigniew Namylowski Modern Jazz Quartet – Piatawka (in 5/4 time) Oscar Brown Jr. – Afro Blue The Ensemble Al Salaam – Circles Andy Bey – River Man The Cinematic Orchestra – All That You Give (Photo credit: Big Manny) (Photo taken at Truthseekers Radio, Friday nights from 1-3 a.m. on 90.7 kpfk fm, Los Angeles, Ca. www.kpfk.org). Shout out to Santana and the whole Truthseekers crew. Mixed and recorded live (no edits, no over-dubs, no pro-tools, recorded in one take) by dj dAz for Sounds Of Umoja productions. The music in this mix has been rolling around in my head for many months, even years, and possibly decades. The ability to understand the similarities between jazz of the past and modern hip hop has always been something to drive my art. Even in my early days as a young yout’, jazz music was always playing in my house, classic movies were always on the t.v., and whenever I’d get home from school, there would always be an energy of welcomeness and calm like you had arrived. As I grew up and started to become influenced by hip hop in the eighties and nineties it just became a natural progression to be influenced by the very hip hop artists that used samples from their pop’s record collection for their own sound. Dad listened to Oscar Peterson, I listened to A Tribe Called Quest. Dad listened to Cab Calloway, I listened to Big Daddy Kane. So, with that being said; Big Up Pop’s, Mom’s, and family. I dedicate this to everyone, but my influences for this mix comes from the movies “The Jungle Book”, and Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s “Road To Zanzibar”, as well as the very artists who are featured in this mix. Bless Up!