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Podcast 214: Marcellus Pittman's New Forms Mix

Plainly said, this exclusive mix from Marcellus Pittman is probably the deepest, most soulful DJ session in the history of the XLR8R podcast series. The Detroit veteran, who will be headlining Body on the second night of this weekend's New Forms Festival in Vancouver, certainly dug deep when assembling this all-vinyl mix. Granted, the man has quite a storied history to draw upon, having come up with the likes of Omar-S and Theo Parrish, not to mention his other partners in the 3 Chairs project, Rick Wilhite and Kenny Dixon, Jr. He also runs his own Unirhythm imprint and continues to occasionally release music on a variety of labels. As for this podcast, Pittman showcases his trademark raw mixing style while offering an impeccable selection of of soul, electro-funk, and house tunes, but he also makes sure to stand out in another way, literally turning down the volume at various points throughout the mix and jumping on the mic to provide a little commentary and shout out various associates. Don't worry, it's all done in a very relaxed, very cool, and very Detroit way, adding a little extra flavor to an already-excellent listen. If his DJ set at New Forms is anything like this, Vancouver is in for a special treat this Saturday night.

01 Sharon Redd "Activate" (Prelude)
02 Loose Ends "Tell Me What You Want" (MCA)
03 Larry Heard "Tryblennasense" (MECCA)
04 Agent K "Ladies" (Laws of Motion)
05 Verna Francis "Look (Franck Roger Remix)" (Chillifunk)
06 Alton Miller feat. Sky "Choose to Believe" (Deeper Soul)
07 Keith Worthy "Beatthebeatup" (Aesthetic)
08 Omar S "Psychotic Photosynthesis" (FHXE)
09 Kenlou "The Bounce" (MAW)
10 Osunlade "When This Feelin'" (Soul Jazz)
11 Nicole "Runnin Away (Glenn Underground Mix)" (XL)
12 Dennis Ferrer "The Red Room (Kyle MF Hall MeMix)" (Objektivity)
13 Chez Daimer & Ron Trent "Hip to Be Disillusioned" (Prescription)
14 DJ Genesis Presents Neco Redd "Get Out the Frame (Franck Roger Remix)" (Real Tone)
15 Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk "Farley Farley" (Trax)
16 Model 500 "Sound of Stereo" (Metroplex)

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