The Spirit Soul Mix Archive is a place where you can find mix-tapes from a variety of DJs who play spirited, soulful, and forward-thinking nu-disco/house/deep/funk/new wave. We here at the 20 are regular visitors and we can highly recommend it! We’ve been lucky enough to pin Mr SSMA aka Dustin down and ask him some questions about his not so little brain child! ;-)
So if you don’t know about this wonderful archive; which has an abundance of killer handpicked mixes (trust us), then today is your lucky day!
What are you doing right now?
Checking my email and favorite pages on internet… The usual sort of routine.
How did Spirit Soul Mix Archive start?
From the beginning it started as a webpage many years ago, it then turned into a blog on word press and after another a couple of years I moved over to facebook, were we are today.
Are you a DJ/Producer/Booker/Event organizer or just a massive music lover? Tell us more about your involvement in music…
Well I must admit that I’m a giant music lover! Music has always been a big part of my life and in the old days when internet was not as big as it is today I spent a lot of money on CD’s & vinyl. I suppose we lose the importance of music when it’s divided into zeros and ones. Nowadays I buy way to many mp3′s but since it’s my biggest passion I don’t care how much I spend.
What are you doing when you’re not spreading the word about great new mixtapes?
It actually takes a lot of time (hours per day) but besides from that I have my daytime job, hang out with friends or watch some good TV shows or a movie.
How would you describe the music scene where you are?
The scene in Stockholm is not that big I’m afraid. The clubs that play house & nu-disco stuff are few… The best clubs are active only during the summer so there’s not that much happening during the winter… To name a few – F12, Slakthuset, 2:35 and OH!
What’s on repeat this week?
A new project my friend Chris Jylkke is working on with Satin Jackets, it’s still work in progress but it’s really good! I’m getting sent updates on the project now and then which is cool. Plus I’ve been listening a lot to the M A N I K: Spring | The 2012 WMC Edition too!
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Music! It sure sounds boring but it’s the truth. I listen to music at least 3-4 hours per day and some days even more. But it doesn’t really bother me cause I really love what I do.
How far do you plan on taking the SSMA? Future goals and aspirations?
For now it’s gonna stay as it is, I have no plans of going back to a website cause it’s so easy to communicate through facebook and same goes with SoundCloud. Why change a winning concept? The site has grown way bigger than I ever thought so there is no need to change anything… I might start posting more articles about music and parties around the globe to help people find good clubs in regional areas.
SoundCloud for sure, it’s the website I spend most of my time. It’s a perfect way to find new artists and producers that I would never have found elsewhere. It was only weeks ago they celebrated over 10 million users and that’s kinda remarkable for a place that has only been around for such a short time. The timing was perfect when Myspace was in a stage of dying.
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On Thursday March 22nd the planets will truly align!!!! We are soooo excited – it’s going to be our first time behind the decks together! Vari (Oslo) and I (Paris) will be playing some very nice nu disco, deep house, melodic electronic and soulful minimal at Fisk & Vilt (Oslo). We’re gonna make you dance!!! So if you’re around, get ready! We promise it’s going to be a very special, super electric evening with a whole lot of LOVE!!! <3 Us xxooxx
Ilija Rudman – Cinematic Behaviour [Buy It!]
Art Department – Tell Me Why (Brennan Green Version) [Buy It!]
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt Remix) [Buy It!]
We hereby introduce you to the multi talented mister Martin Bjørnersen aka DJ Hele Fitta. This means The whole cunt! Yep, that’s right with a name like this you have to be something special and we dare to say that he is. He has great taste in music and also extensive knowledge of this wonderful field. He is like a walking music encyclopedia. We dig the Whole Cunt and his guest mix. Its fresh and very clean.
Who is Hele Fitta?
I’m a DJ, music writer and sometimes TV blogger(?!), but mostly just a fan of good music. I play records around town – mostly gangsta rap and gay disco. Preferably both genres, at the same time, but sometimes separately as well. I also make music, sometimes with my potna Salvador Sanchez as Punani SS (check it!).
Any comments on your mix?
It’s basically me just playing whatever record I could find within arms reach one early spring afternoon at home, trying to keep myself busy on my first day of my first attempt of giving up cigarettes after 20 years, so that’s also my excuse if the mix is a little … shaky. OK, the intro was “rehearsed” one time but other than that it’s just a spontaneous celebration of unexpected sunshine and too much coffee. No gangsta rap on this mix unfortunately (jungle Brothers DEFINITELY does not count) but apart from that it’s pretty much as all over the place as anything I do: a pop tune that I love, some italo, some underground disco, some Norwegian stuff (one “nugget” and one big choooon), some incredibly incredible house tunes and some nineties freestyle to round it out. It’s spring, my belle!
Jungle Brother – Beyond this world (Acapella)
Human League – Fascination (Extended)
Alberto Carrara- Disco King
Roni Griffith – Voodoo Man
Kat Mandu – I Wanna Dance
Magazine 69 – Don Quichote (Gay Marvine Edit)
Prince – Let’s Work (Dark Dancer Remix)
Olav Brekke Mathiesen – Vi Drar
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
Lidell Townshell & M.T.F.- Get with You (Riot Remix)
Lidell Townshell – I’ll Make U Dance (Jef K/Chris Carrier Re-Edit)
Jossette – In a Dream (Funky Florida Freestyle Mix)
Our friend DJ Agent 86 (Lightspeed Recordings) returns for 2012 with a summertime anthem that will light up virtually any dance floor. With a heady mix of disco, funk & house, “El Himno Ibiza” comes in 2 fun flavours plus radio edits. Get your swimwear ready; we’re off to Ibiza!
Our friend Micheal Jacobs aka DiscObitch has made us a disco guest mix, we dig it!
Have a great Sunday ;)
001. Eva Gina – Without You
002. Stupid Human – Music & Harmony
003. Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I Do Believe (40 Thieves Mix)
004. Locussolus – I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)
005. Sylvester – I Need You (Dim’s Maxi Disco Blend)
006. Gene Chandler – You’re Number One
007. Odyssey – Inside Out (DJ Frictions Main Club Mix)
008. Faze Action – I Wanna Dancer (Special Disco Mix)
009. Jacques Renault – Come On Y’All
010. Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (DFP Remix)
011. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #2
012. Jackie Moore – This Time (RLP Edit)
013. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (RLP Re-Touched)
Russian born Alexander Khomenko aka Sparkless has been on our radar for quite some time now, so as you can imagine we’re delighted he’s made this mixtape just for us!!! Alex was born with a killer ear, he’s just one of those dudes that has the ability to pick cool shit, all the time! Press play, hit download and have a dance wherever you are! Sparkless won’t let you down.