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J.S. is an educator – dj – and founding member of the Plastic Dreams collective. By day, they are a humanities and social justice teacher – leading young minds through essential lessons in mindfulness and anti-bias awareness. Truly disruptive educational strategies oriented towards a better, kinder world. As a DJ – they weave their music with a deft and thoughtful hand, and cover disaporic rhythms and genres with intent.

J.S. made a Spring Mix for the Good Room Podcast ahead of their set at U-ME-US with Savile on April 6 (Tickets – bit.ly/2EwIvBJ). The genre non-specific dance mix opens with a Citizen Boy remix of “Tokoliana” from the group Kokoko! of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and features a track from the first Plastic Dreams EP release by Lonefront, “If You Hear It”. It also features a track off of Savile’s latest EP, The Abolitionist, and ends with a track titled Gotas by Taso (Teklife) and Siete Catorce (Naafi) featuring Lao and Adrian Be.

We have something special for the 141st Good Room Podcast. The Funky Seshwa got their jazz hands on a digital copy of the legendary Marley Marl DJing NYC staple hip-hop radio show, Mr. Magic’s Rap Attack on 107.5FM WBLS from 1984. Although it was a hip-hop based show, Marley’s skills on the turntables showcased so much more than just that singular genre, but all the different sounds of the era, whether it be rock, electro, leftfield, disco, and/or house music. Marley will be rocking The Funky Seshwa this Thursday night (03.28) in the Bad Room, a genre-bending groove party that highlights all the beautiful flavors of dance music. Tickets – bit.ly/2Sw7gYt

Matthias “Matty” Heilbronn is a German-born DJ, Producer and Remixer, who has been living in New York since 1989. At age 16 Matthias started DJing at clubs he wasn’t even old enough to attend and soon after became one of the most thought after DJ’s on the German Club scene, holding residencies in Hamburg, Berlin and his hometown Bremen.

After being introduced to underground house music culture when he heard DJ/producer Larry Levan at the legendary Paradise Garage, Matthias relocated from Germany to New York City in order to fully pursue his love of music. Through his job at Axis Studios, he learned engineering, programming and editing under the guide of mentor Francois K. Matthias became roommates with house music icon Frankie Knuckles and soon had the privilege to meet and work with Larry Levan.

As one of New York’s most in-demand editors and programmers in the mid 90’s, Matty worked on songs by Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Boys II Men and SWV, earning a number of gold and platinum records along the way. Matthias also began collaborating with an array of influential house music producers including Danny Tenaglia, Todd Terry, Tommy Musto and Francois K. Through creating his own original productions, remixing established dance artists and retouching the work of pop and R’n’B acts for the majors, Matthias soon proved he was equally adept at hitting the right note .The diversity of Matthias’ work defies definitions and straddles numerous genres, from his own original productions, to edits and remixes for some of the biggest names in the music business. With his career already well into a third decade he continues to push the creative envelope; no two productions sounding alike.

Brooklyn based DJ Voices aka Kristin Malossi is a founding member of the Working Women collective and was head booker at Sisters BKLYN for 4 years before moving on to the same role at Nowadays in Ridgewood. Growing up in South Florida Voices avidly collected music, then moved to NYC in 2011, discovered raves and club music, and quickly fell in love. A dance floor enthusiast first, she transitioned to the other side of the decks in 2015 and rose rapidly through the NYC underground.

She has put together a mix of eclectic house jams for the 139th Good Room Podcast ahead of her set in the Bad Room at the Let’s Play House party on 03.08.19.

Heavily respected by New York Cities finest DJ’s, Francis Nishida is a cultivator of dance music and nightlife culture in Brooklyn. As the host and curator of Cool Runnings DJ night at staple Williamsburg Chinese restaurant, Wei’s, Francis has created a beautiful community of industry folks that come to the night regularly every Tuesday. Also a friend and associate of the late David Mancuso, he is a specialist when it comes to hi-fi sound, and has a vast knowledge of funky ass dance music. His all vinyl dj mix for this Good Room podcast reflects these vibes, and you can catch him closing at the Bad Room for the Funky Seshwa this Thursday.

A designer, lover of music, and creative director, Joshua Lang brings a unique perspective to the scene. Currently residing in Philadelphia, he is the CEO / Designer of cut & sew lifestyle brand BWC Garments. Musically his taste spans across a mix of soulful house, disco & funk. His passion for DJing and music has led him to create a sector of his brand called ‘BWC Sounds’. Under this label we host a series of specially curated mixes, special event series, musical showcases and exhibitions. We will eventually start forming a DJ collective and producing music under BWC Sounds.

He’s making his Good Room debut at The Funky Seshwa on 01.10. He’s playing with friend The Whooligan as Room Service at the free party (RSVP here – bit.ly/2TbF892). His Good Room Podcast is a blend of everything he’s been feeling lately – starting off a little groovy then diving into some uplifting disco & house, setting the mood for your perfect night out.

Disco Tehran is a multi-cultural dance party and live performance project. This dreamboat connects NY to the era of 1970s cosmopolitan venues in Tehran.

Their Good Room mix was compiled by Mirza with track suggestions by Charlotte von Kotze, Jonny Oso, Jared Proudfoot and DJ Kyle Kyle ahead of their debut at the club on 01.12 at The Funky Seshwa. Recording was done at Studio Mamdos.

London muso Lemmy Ashton is known for gleefully pinging across the sonic spectrum. The DJ and operator has has multiple releases on his own imprint TNC, alongside remixes for Domino and PMR/Island Records. His intense, genre-spanning DJ sets attract all manner of revellers, attracted by his blissful unpredictability.

This acid-disco devotee pushes the envelope in his mix for the 135th Good Room Podcast ahead of his set in the Bad Room on December 29 (RSVP for free entry before 1AM – bit.ly/2D3B0Dk

Started by friends Latane Hughes and Billy Scher in 2015, Fundido is a dance party that celebrates disco and funk sounds from around the world. What began as a small gathering of friends in a tiny front bar room in Brooklyn grew into a regular dance party affair. Soon Billy and Latane were regularly gigging all over New York under the Fundido moniker, including Good Room, who first gave them a shot opening for Quantic as part of his 2017 residency.

A year later with a couple Bad Room all-nighters under the belt and a handful of exotic Fundido edits floating about, Latane and Billy have put together this mix for us with a healthy dose of italo, zouk, brazilian, middle eastern and afro-beat sounds. Fundido bring their world boogie to Good Room with Neon Indian DJ Set on December 28.

For the past 14 Years FIXED has been serving up some of the best electronic music from across the world to the Brooklyn stage. JDH & Dave P were among the first to bring artists like Hot Chip, Lindstrøm, and Simian Mobile Disco to New York. In the past year they’ve continue to support new international and local talent alike with the likes of John Talabot, Jennifer Cardini, Lena Willikens, Daniel Avery and more.

The Good Room resident party is celebrating its 14th Anniversary on 11.30 and they’ve put together a mix to give us a taste of what we’re in store for that night. They’ll be celebrating with DFA Records’ Juan MacLean doing a DJ set and the Extra Water crew in the Bad Room. RSVP for free entry here —> bit.ly/fixed14

Tracklist
Thom Yorke – Volk
Carola Baer – Maker of Me
Beatfoot – De Vibez (Smagghe & Cross Version)
Dawn Again & Rothmans – Fern World
Objekt – 35
Girls Chat Room – The Best Crowd
Credit 00 – Traumorgel
Manfredas – Mani from the Block
Khidja – Haetrin (John Talabot’s Late Mix)
Gott – Die Nacht
Pin Up Club – Vaiis
Chinaski – Zeichen Der Zeit
Kiwi – Condor
Super Drama – Ultra feat. Josh Caffé
The Golden Filter – Talk Talk (Cooper Saver remix)
Naduve – Back To Work
Marvin & Guy – Notte feat Allo
Guy Gerber – What To Do (&ME remix) – acapella
MODXI – Amalgam (Roman Flügel remix)