OTAM Mix 24: Frodo – ‘Mahogany Cult Vol. 2’

June 2, 2010

This follow-up take on distorted slow-burn disco-funk and boogie electronics as a melange of Detroit tech-house is a cumulation of Rick Wade, Kyle Hall, STL, Rick Wilhite, Anton Zap & Billy Love instrumentals. A true reflection of my personal soulfulness through this musical potion of deeeep songs drenched in obscure house beats. A clear declaration that states: ‘Mahogany Cult is takin’ over’!

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OTAM Mix 24: Frodo – ‘Mahogany Cult Vol. 2’


OTAM Mix 18: Frodo – ‘Theresnonibbit’

November 11, 2009


Light, levitating, but with a firm funk base. The mix in hand exactly moves within this range: an overview of most important slightly-overlooked electronic classics of the past decade, mixed together in the playful manner we all have that craving for. Frodos’ definition of electronic club music is mainly based on House, even if some tracks sound more obscure & dub-infused.
One and-a-half hours of genre-defining tracks to rock to.

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OTAM mix18: Frodo – ‘Theresnonibbit’

Detroit’s Last Vinyl Pressing Plant

October 6, 2009

Hard Times NL

December 27, 2008


Aaah, sickness and misfortune – it creeps through the cracks every once and awhile. Ultimately, music is the remedy, so let’s have it for some deep impenetrable thrills & narcotic grooves, recorded live during the ‘Mishi Mashi does Redevice‘ event we organized on the 20th of December 2008. Almost 2 hours of funked up seductive despair.

01. Mara Trax – ‘Sambad’
02. Iron Curtis – ‘Ass & Cash’
03. Trus’me – ‘W.A.R. Dub’
04. Maurizio – ‘M4’
05. Linkwood – ‘Lost Experiment’
06. Masomenos – ‘Thirteen’
07. Losoul – ‘Late Chick’
08. Falko Brocksieper – ‘Request’
09. Norma Jean Bell – ‘Late Night Show’
10. Matthew Styles – ‘Palladium’
11. DBX – ‘City On The Edge Of Forever’
12. La Pena – ‘Cheesecake’
13. Mastafaktor – ‘There The Wind Blows [Agnes Remix]’
14. Move D – ‘Cube’
15. Mountain People – ‘Mountain006.2’
16. Sean Dimitrie & T. Fuller – ‘The Release’
17. Rondenion – ‘Precious Time’
18. Roman IV – ‘Neues Testament’
19. Miss Fitz – ‘Colici’
20. Mark Farina – ‘Talk 2 Me’
21. Joss Moog – ‘Room 26’
22. DJ Spen – ‘Back When’
23. Clyde – ‘Roll Of The Beast’
24. Vera Heindel – ‘My Little Disco’
25. Deadbeat – ‘Xberg Ghosts’

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OTAM Mix 09: Frodo – ‘Live @ Mishi Mashi’

Guest Interview/OTAM Mix 08: Thomas Martojo – ‘Raw Vibes’

November 27, 2008


The only suggestion I gave, was to make this guest mix as eclectic as he’d want it to be, not expecting to be catered to the exact Theoresque melange I have a huuuge craving for: difficult-to-identify funk and disco cuts interspersed with underground classics and modern house. Drenched deep in that Motor City flava, my man Thomas Martojo, founder of the infamous Amsterdam based Dekmantel collective, ties each track together just the way a great DJ should. It’s the next best thing to seeing him spin. Contagious & sophisticated stuff.

Where, when & how was the mix recorded?

I’ve recorded the mix yesterday eve – 25th of november – at home in Amsterdam, using vinyl and two turntables. I simply decided which record to play as first and took it from there, had no clue what I’d end up with. The result is mix of deep yet soulfull disco and house with bits of African music and techno. Fairly rough and raw in places [hence the name], but that’s what I generally like best, it shows character…this is also a good example of how I’d prefer to play myself [though you rarely get the crowd in clubs who’s open to this type of music/diversity].

Can you tell us something about what got you started in the music biz & who are your greatest influences?

Well I got into music through clubbing actually. I first visited smaller techno parties when I was in my mid-teens. I eventually met Dimi Angelis and Steve Rachmad, got to know them quite well and I accompanied them on many of their gigs back than. Through [Detroit] techno I caught up with the music of Moodymann and Theo Parrish, and through a shared love for this Detroit based house I caught up with guys such as Antal [from Rush Hour] and San Proper, who showed me the way to all sorts of music outside the box. Right now I’m into all sorts of music, and I am heavily into what a certain group of underground djs from Chicago [such as Rahaan and Sadar Bahar] play.

How is the amsterdam party scene treating you?

Great! Can’t complain. I’ve had many great gigs this year and we’ve done many great parties with Dekmantel. I moved to Amsterdam only a year ago but I wish I had sooner!

What are you up to next?

Continue rocking with Dekmantel! We’ve got lots of special parties planned, and were about to head into our first office and launch the bookings agency and record-label, which marks a new chapter. All in all very exciting times. Hopefully all will end up as planned, or better…


01. The Rebirth – ‘The Journey’
02. Venom vs Marco Di Marco – ‘Bossa Of The Future [Black Mamba Remix]’
03. Andres – ‘Salvador de Bahia’
04. Theo Parrish – ‘First Floor Part 1 LP’
05. Bumblebee United – ‘I Got A Big Bee’
06. Ian Dury & The Blockheads – ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythmstick’
07. Oscar Sulley – ‘Offume [Natural Self Remix]’
08. Jackson 5 – ‘Hum Along And Dance’
09. Mr Fingers – ‘Slam Dance’
10. Theo Parrish – ‘Ugly Edit 8’
11. Wild Honey – ‘I’ve Been Working’
12. Marijata – ‘Mother Africa’
13. Universal Robot Band – ‘Doing Anything Tonight’
14. Peven Everett – ‘I Can’t Believe I Loved Here’
15. Nebraska – ‘White Label’
16. D5 – ‘Formation One’
17. Deepchord – ‘Electromagnetic Dowsing [Mike Huckaby]’
18. Erro – ‘Don’t Change’

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OTAM Mix 08: Thomas Martojo – ‘Raw Vibes’

OTAM Mix 05: Frodo – ‘Mahogany Cult’

October 13, 2008


In succession of my previous post I thought I’d treat you to a mix done within a similar frame of mind: a mid-tempo, abstract Detroit house, jazz-funk, distorted disco set – my take on Motor City’s late-night opium.


‘In The Field’ – Hu Vibrational
‘Kingpult’ – Krause Duo
‘On A Day Like Today’ – The Mole
‘Sauterelles [D-class Redub]’ – D-classics
‘Reflect’ – Move D
‘You’re My Heart’ – Manmade Science
‘System Sauce’ – 3 Chairs
‘Good Kiss’ – Rick Wilhite
‘Spirits’ – Gary’s Gang
‘You Got The Stuff [Special Disco Version]’ – Bill Withers
‘Ask The Boss [Sad Ghost Tape]’ – Flowchart
‘Transit’ – Kenny Dixon Jr
‘I Love You More’ – Rene & Angela
‘Twilight [Jitterbugs Lost Edit]’ – Maze
‘It’s So Different Here’ – Rachel Sweet

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OTAM Mix 05: Frodo – ‘Mahogany Cult’

A Sum Of Epic Parts

October 10, 2008

This 2004 landmark collaboration between Kenny Dixon Jr., Marcellus Pittman, Rick Wilhite & Theo Parrish achieves an unequalled level of cohesiveness in mixing all the influences of their individual musical backgrounds. It’s like listening to their infamous DJ sets all rolled into one: Chicago house, Detroit techno, disco, boogie, soul, jazz, if they play it, it’s mixed in there with no one sound outweighing any other. If you have a craving for Detroit house and you don’t have this, you really need to get it.

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Three Chiars – ‘Underwater People’