8 years ago in 2010 I was fortunate enough to be invited over to Spain to DJ at one of the soulful house scenes finest shindigs, the Vocal Booth Weekender. I was also fortunate enough to have my first (and only so far) track, Jardines Del Mar, licensed to the record label ran by the same gentleman that runs VBW. I am of course speaking about Andy Ward, one half of Soul Central, all round good egg and his record label, Sounds Of The Booth. To share my music with a few hundred like-minded souls in the beautiful surroundings of the Montepiedra hotel was a privilege and something I’ll remember for ever.
The event has gone from strength to strength over the years and this year features luminaries of the house scene such as Tony Humphries, Grant Nelson, Lars Behrenroth, Opolopo and many more. However, it’s the resident DJs that set this event apart from the rest, each one lovingly refered to as “family”. And that is what this event is, a massive “family” house party! This years event takes place from the 14-18th September at the Montepiedra Hotel, Campoamor, Alicante in sunny Spain. For more info (and tickets) visit the Vocal Booth Weekender website.
So for this mix I thought I’d delve into the crates and mix up a few tunes released on SOTB and also tracks from the Friends Of The Booth EP Volume 2. It also features my tune “Jardines Del Mar” which reached Number 7 in the Traxsource charts! I hope you enjoy it!
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1. Blackwax – For, With, Of
2. Andy Ward & Nica Brooke – Find My Way (Reprise)
3. DeepCitySoul feat. Yelitza – Life
4. Restless Soul feat. Valerie Ettiene – Beautiful
5. Shaun Tee Feat Leo Levox – Rescue Me (Danny J Lewis Vocal)
6. Andy Ward & Nica Brooke – Find My Way (Shane D Dub)
6a. Andy Ward presents Rainy Payne – Unspoken (House Is… (Acapella)
7. Pingo & Bobby feat. Kaysee – Glorious (Original)
8. Castlebed feat. Durand Ross – I Can Do Bad (Uncle Milty Lake Shore Drive Remix)
9. Andy Ward & Nica Brooke – Find My Way (Yogi & Husky’s RSR Dub)
10. Groove Assassin – Afternoon Delight (GA Minesweeper Mix)
11. Richard Fenn – Jardines Del Mar
12. K-Motion – Ghetto Romance (Original)
13. M&S – Tramonto
14. Andy Ward feat. Angel Rose – September Song (Soul de Marin Remix)
15. Logistix presents Wayne Chambers – Lost And Found
16. K-Motion – Ghetto Romance (AphroDisiax & Mr Jimi ‘Cut n Shut’ Dub)
17. Soul de Marin – Campoamor Sunset
18. Andy Ward presents Rainy Payne – Unspoken (Park Street Mix)
19. Sister Sledge – We Are Family (Andy Wards Vocal Booth Weekender Remix)