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#1642: Split The Decks 2016 feat. Frank Ramos

Last Thanksgiving weekend my friend Frank Ramos and I decided to combine our shows for an extended aural trip we dubbed “Split The Decks” and we liked it so much we’re giving it another go.

The rules are simple: Neither of us knows what the other one is bringing, there’s no set theme, and we switch decks back and forth making selections based on the previous song.

This time we went through a wide range of funk, classic rock and pop, post-punk and even experimental ambient.  Both musical explorers in our own right, Frank and I aren’t afraid to get a little weird and this set’s variety showcases that very well.  Something for everyone!

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#1618: Split The Decks FUNK EDITION feat. Tony Conquerrah

It’s time for another edition of Split The Decks!
Two selectors, two decks, all vinyl. I play one, they play one. Repeat ad infinitum.

This time my old BBOX pal and host of Shanty Town, TonyConquerrah, hopped on the second deck for a hot Hot HOT session ranging all across the funk spectrum.

Disco, soul, roots reggae and funk. If you’re gonna crank anything out of an open window this summer, this mix is IT!

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#1544: Split The Decks (with Frank from Maximum Insight)

Frank and I have known each other since I started at BBOX, so just under 3 years, and every time we get together we end up talking at length about the music we love.  We’ve been sharing music back and forth since we first met, and I had the idea that maybe we could do a couple of crossover shows.

So a couple of weeks ago, we decided that I’d come on his show (Maximum Insight, 8-10pm EST every Friday) and he’d come on mine, and we’d do something I coined as “Split the Decks.” Each of us would bring in a random selection of vinyl without the other one knowing what it was, each of us would get one turntable and we’d switch off.  Frank picked a track, and based on his pick I’d have to pick the next, and so on and so on.

These two shows were the result, and it was quite a ride.  It’s probably the most fun I’ve had doing the live show.  Here are both episodes for your listening pleasure, full playlists after the jump…

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