Volume 11 is probably one of our favourite mixes to date for Paradise ULTD. It's super vibey because we've been playing these tunes for the past two months and getting it together on how they should fit just right. [soundcloud id='323241846' height='false'] When I'm going through all the promo music we get in our FSQ inbox, we tend to go right for our parent label, Soul Clap Records, and their sister label with Wolf + Lamb, Crew Love Records. By March, we had an almost a full mix built off of all the promo Soul Clap sent us, primarily their excellent "Dubs" compilation featuring extended reworks of their recent…


This is our most expanded mix for PARADISE ULTD. to date clocking in over two and a half hours. It's a mix that covers a wide array of genres, including deep house, nu disco, boogie funk, dub reggae, and hey, even some emo pop.


This latest batch of selections for ParadiseULTD.com became really unwieldy. At over two hours long, so many tracks got shelved, and left off the mix before the set had to be wrapped up at that 120 minute mark.

Why? There’s too much music out there! And musically it’s a funny time. Half of the selections reflect summer feelings that we were still catching as we started making selections starting in late August, while others certainly bring the fall chill. First, I offer that almost every month, three New York City based record labels dominate our choices – that being Razor N Tape, Bastard Jazz, and Soul Clap Records (and their sister labels, Crew Love Records, and Wolf + Lamb). So these three will always make the cut with plenty of selections …

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In 1986, I got Art of Noise's "In Visible Silence" LP and you know at this time in my life the only way to make your music mobile was to make a tape cassette of your vinyl. I made a cassette of that album, but it wore out from heavy use in my walkman and in my parent's car stereo. Blame it on those auto-reverse tape systems. So I made another copy of the Art of Noise album, that cassette wore out, and I recorded another one. And yet another one. This happened over and over again.

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[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/263816648" params="auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] March was nuts and FSQ was caught up for 10 days at SXSW. When we got back in April we found our inbox stuffed with new promos from our favorite independent record labels and so we went extra long with a our 007 mix for Paradise Unlimited, running at one hour and 25 minutes! The diversity of music here in this latest FSQ mix is amazing too! We made selections spanning slow R&B jams, hyper G-House, deep house, disco, boogie funk, and even synth laden pop. That's just how FSQ slices it - if it's funky it's in the mix - doesn't…


[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/246595629" params="auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="600" iframe="true" /] Thanks to the record labels that have been sending monthly promos for our FSQ monthly selections mix for Paradise ULTD. For instance, in our inbox this February we found quality new jams from Monologue Records and Hot Shot Sounds. They are either coming via InFlyte or Fatdrop. In fact, we went back to our Fatdrop dashboard and found we left off some new scorchers from this February 2016 mix, but it tends to be the trend that at the start of each year a ton of new releases come out so we barely had time to sort through it all. One of…


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The idea of our FSQ Selections mix for Paradise ULTD is to have a living musical document of the most current new releases each month of each year so we can go back and remember what was new and fresh. No more looking through old playlists or digging through file timestamps to remember songs we may have shuffled away too quickly or passed over. While this monthly mix is really for us only, capturing a vibe at a particular time, we think the listener will appreciate the sonic journey. The volume of amazing new music coming out each month is beyond comprehension in 2016. In our youth, maybe you'd…


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