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The Afterglow - Show 55 (Show notes & playlist) 

Autumn is in full swing and it’s time for another episode of The Afterglow. Here in the U.S., election season has finally ended. Whether you’re happy with the results or not, it’s still time to celebrate and vibe out with some good music! 

THANK YOU for adding The Afterglow to the soundtrack of your life. 

Playlist: 

Phase 1: Beats, Jazz, Soul, and other goodies 

1.) Potatohead People – In The Garden 

2.) FELIVAND – Gone 

3.) Kartell – All In feat. Che Lingo 

4.) Kaya Project – Seed (Original Mix) 

5.) The…

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The Afterglow - Show 54 (Show Notes & Playlist) 

Show 54 is here! 

Phase 1 Highlights include broken beat tracks from Opolopo and a Kaidi Tatham & Daz-I-Kue remix, some real boom-bap joints from Blu & Exile and James Gardin & Toshiki Hayashi and Jazz from Nubya Garcia and Jesse Fischer. 

Our DJ Mix features a Louie Vega update of the classic “I Hear Music in The Streets” which features the original vocalists from Unlimited Touch. The mix is further sweetened by remixes from Atjazz, FAM Disco, and Ray Mang, and tracks from Ke’star and Dominic Balchin. 

In…

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A Child Of The 80's Vol. 1 

The title of this EP describes me. I went to middle school, high school, and college in the 80’s. Everything I learned about being cool, I learned in the 80’s. My taste in music was firmly established in the 80’s. And, most importantly, I began writing and producing my own music in the 80’s. 

I am a child of the 80’s. 

As you know, over the last few years 80’s music has seen a bit of resurgence in popularity. Synthwave has gotten the lion’s share of that attention…

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Electric Maestro - "Out Of Nowhere" 

New single on all of your favorite digital platforms today!

I was in the middle of working on another track when I pulled up the new SRX Electric Piano plug-in from Roland Cloud. I had just added it to my collection that day and wanted to hear how it compared to my other rhodes plug-ins.I was playing along with the track and just going through the patches. When I reached the patch your hear in this track, inspiration interrupted. I suddenly pressed stop and out of nowhere I started playing the keyboard line…

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The New Home For My DJ Mixes 

Once upon a time, if you wanted to hear one of my DJ Mixes you could go to Mixcrate. Mixcrate was a site where hundreds of DJ’s posted their mixes and fans listened, liked, left comments and shared the mixes with friends. If you listen to The Afterglow you will hear me point you to mixcrate in every single episode. I had over 50 mixes posted there – including all of the DJ Mixes from The Afterglow. Unfortunately, a few years ago Mixcrate abruptly shut down. They posted a brief explanation on their site…

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Goals & Patterns 

Happy New Year to all of you! Like many of you, I am beginning the year by assessing what I accomplished – or failed to accomplish – in 2019 and setting goals for the year. I don’t really like the whole “new year’s resolution” thing. Most of the time “new year’s resolutions” are not well thought out. Often, they are just emotional responses that just amount to wishful thinking. They are mostly just statements of what we wish we were.

Goals, on the other hand, identify what we are actively working on –…

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Waynebo's Christmas Jamz 

If you’re looking to set the holiday mood with some wonderful Christmas tunes, I’ve got you.  My Christmas playlist is available on Spotify and YouTube.

Featuring Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop, House, Pop & R&B from some artists you know well – and some you don’t know at all. There are some true modern classics here that you will find yourself coming back to every year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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NEW FUNK! "In My Natural Habitat" 

When I first began creating my own music as a teenager in the early 80's, that music was FUNK.  Instrumental pop-funk inspired by the early 80's Minneapolis sound will always be a part of who I am as a musician.  Even though I often venture out into other genres, every so often I have to make a pilgrimage back home to the funk. It's just in my bones.

For me, funk is all about 2 things: the groove & fun. I had a blast layering all the synths on top of the bass & drums. Creating funky basslines has always…

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Legacy Releases 

So much of my musical journey has been – and continues to be – about finding myself as a musician. I have always been a high-volume creator, so one of the results of this endless search has been a LOT of unreleased music. I have around 200 tracks that I have completed and never released for a variety of reasons. This leaves me with a great deal of “unfinished business” with myself. I will be addressing this through what I will call “Legacy" releases. “Meanwhile in 1993…” is the second such release (the…

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Meanwhile in 1993... 

Once upon a time, back in 1993, I stepped into the world of MIDI. For those of you who don’t know, MIDI is a modern tool in recording music that has been around since the early 80’s. It’s basically a connection that allows the computer components of musical instruments to talk to each other. We still use it today as we create our music on computers, but in the early 90’s it was just trickling into home studios.

Anyway, after working 2 jobs for 5 months to save up $700, in October of 1993 I bought my first…

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