Gone Untimely Remembered Universally

Monday, April 26, 2010
A salute to Baldhead Slick.


DOWNLOAD Decipher Soul Controllers Guru tribute:

*intro* Pointer Sisters - Don't it Drive You Crazy

Gang Starr - Execution of a Chump
Gang Starr - Ex Girl to the Next Girl
Gang Starr - All For the Cash
Gang Starr - Above The Clouds
Gang Starr - Knowledge
Gang Starr - Credit Is Due
Gang Starr - Mostly The Voice
Gang Starr - Take Two And Pass
Gang Starr - Royalty feat. K-Ci & Jo-Jo
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez
Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over
Gang Starr - Gotta Get Over (rmx)
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

*break* Gang Starr - The Militia (Pete Rock rmx instrumental)

Gang Starr - The Place Where We Dwell
Gang Starr - B.Y.S.
Gang Starr - The ? Remainz
Gang Starr - Full Clip
Gang Starr - Suckas Need Bodyguards
Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
Group Home - The Legacy feat. Guru
Gang Starr - Speak Ya Clout
Gang Starr - DWYCK feat. Nice & Smooth
De La Soul - Patti Dooke
Guru - No Time To Play
Gang Starr - A Jazz Thing
Gang Starr - Gusto
Gang Starr - Take A Rest

*outro* Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rep (instrumental)

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- Stylus


DJ Book rocked on Decipher last night and it was epic

Friday, April 09, 2010
The most action packed hour of hip-hop you'll load into your iPod so far this year comes courtesy of our O.G. Young Bookman, aka BookaBookaBookaBooka, aka DJ BOOK.

This is the face of a man who eats turntables as snacks before wiping his fingers on lesser DJs.

My crew is too fresh. Let us revisit the provacativity.

Malcolm McLaren (R.I.P.) - She's Looking Like A Hobo
Consequence - Callin' Me
GangStarr - The ? Remains
Screwball - F.A.Y.B.A.N.
Boogie Down Productions - Duck Down
MC Serch - Back To The Grill Again
Steady B - Serious (Ceereeus BDP Remix)
Q-Tip - Move
Jerry Butler - I Need You
Little Brother - Two Step Blues
Chuck Carbo - Can I Be Your Main Squeeze
Roddy Rod feat. Kaimbr - Whip
Skillz - (For Real) He Don't Own Me

*break* Waajeed - Tron

Smif N Wessun - Bucktown
Black Moon - How Many MC's
Pete Rock & Large Professor - The Rap World
Raekwon - Sneakers
Common & Mos Def - The Questions
Pete Rock feat. Inspectah Deck & Kurupt - Tru Masta
JVC Force - Strong Island
Camp Lo - Glow
Side Effect - Baby Love
Little Brother - On The Way
Waajeed - Fire
Waajeed - W-A-A-J-E-E-D
Slum Village - Players
Sister Sledge - Easier To Love
Masta Ace - Don't Understand
Jay Dee feat. Frank N Dank - Off Ya Chest

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- Stylus



Thursday, February 25, 2010
Jay Dee/Dilla/J Dilla/Dilla Dawg/Dill Withers/James Yancey both entered and left this world in the month of February, so it would be a travesty to let the month completely pass without paying proper tribute and celebrating the incredible music that was his life's work. With that thought in mind, tonight's party at Marvin should be amazing!

Thursday, February 25, 2010
2007 14th St NW DC

The all-star DJ lineup:
RBI | Stylus | Book | JahSonic | 2-Tone Jones | Roddy Rod | J-Laine
& Special Guests

$5 Donation (Proceeds to benefit The JDILLA Foundation)

The line-up of DJs alone should be enough to let you know that this event will be CRUCIAL. It's a CCCA & Decipher family takeover!

I'll be on the radio from 10-11pm (it's the last week of pledge drive-- please support WPFW and our show!!), but I fully intend on breaking land speed records getting from WPFW to 14th & U as soon as I get off-the-air!

Hope to see you there!

THIS JUST IN: I suddenly don't feel so bad about missing the first couple hours of the party at Marvin tonight... I've got an interview lined-up with Brand Nubian! They'll be at Liv on Saturday, so I'll help you get your mind right for that show as well. Yeah, that isht didn't happen... and that's why I never tease interviews before I've got the bamma(s) on the phone or sitting in the studio!

Saturday, February 27, 2010
2001 11th St NW DC

VON | Underdog| RBI | God's Killa A.W.R. BBoys | Tarica June | 2-Tone | Cornel West Theory

Tune in tonight, then let's hit the streets!

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DJ Book's Electric Boogaloo

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Book found something tasty hiding on an old hard drive and felt like sharing. You should ask him for more of these.

Shoulder pads, parachute pants and curl activator are not required but might enhance your listening experience.


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- Stylus


Full SoulCeez set from Main Ingredient 2nd Anniversary

Friday, November 27, 2009

[photo: Maria Jpeg Izaurralde]

When Restaurant Marvin opened in Fall '07 surrounded by a lot of anticipation, Jamil got in on the ground floor.

But it was a Monday.

I can't pinpoint when it happened, but maybe that's because it was so subtle. A slow Monday night gradually morphed into the most soulful, funky and eclectic party in town. There was no promotion, no advertising and no fanfare. Even before the City Paper article, The Main Ingredient was a phenomenon born of word of mouth.

Where else in the city can you party HARD to The Police, Chubb Rock, Glenn Underground, Rare Essence and J*DaVeY all in the same set?

It's a DJ's dream come true to be able to rock a dancefloor consistently with records you believe in. It's fitting that the diligence of a DC veteran like Jamil has been rewarded with a vibrant weekly party full of like-minded souls. Let's not take it for granted.

The Soul Controllers would like to thank Marvin's dedicated party-goers for supporting DJ Jahsonic and the staff and ownership of Marvin for providing a space for The Main Ingredient to flourish. If you know someone who wasn't there on this INSANELY fun night, please pass on the goods.

[download part 1]
Jahsonic sets the scene with soul.

[download part 2]
Book's vicious set of classic hip-hop, go-go and dance anthems.

[download part 3]
More b-boy bombs, classic soul and deep house from Book and Jahsonic.

[download part 4]
Stylus and Jahsonic keep it deep, grown and soulful before coming back around to the hip-hop bangers.

[download part 5]
Jahsonic wraps with a quick reggae set, more classics and a few words.

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- Stylus


Main Ingredient 2nd Anniversary, Mon. 11/23

Sunday, November 22, 2009
Three Soul Controllers rocking together. It doesn't happen often.

W. Ellington Felton on the mix for happy hour.

Free all night.

Can't believe it's been two years.

The Main Ingredient 2nd Anniversary
Monday, November 23
2007 14th Street NW WDC
6 p.m. until they kick us out.

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- Stylus


Thursday, January 08, 2009
1/8/08 - WPFW 89.3 FM/Decipher
DJ Book's BREAKBEAT BONANZA aka "the washout"

George Benson - Footin' It
Elephant's Memory - Mongoose
Sugar Billy Garner - I Got Some
Ahmad Jamal - Misdemeanor
James Brown - Bring It Up
John Kasandra - Down Home Ups
The Notations - Super People
The JB's - (It's Not The Express) It's the JB's Monaural
Ike & Tina Turner - Bold Soul Sister
Otis Redding - Hard to Handle
Eddie Senay - Cameo
Donald Byrd - Wind Parade
Jeanne & The Darlings - Soul Girl
Main Ingredient - Magic Shoes
The Spinners - I'm Tired of Giving
Grand Funk Railroad - Nothing Is The Same
Trammps - Rubberband
Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby
SSO - Faded Lady
Roy Ayers - Feeling Good
Hi Gloss - You'll Never Know
Bee Gee's - Love You Inside Out
Marlena Shaw - California Soul


Curtis Mayfield - Freddy's Dead
Sly Stone - Crossword Puzzle
Dizzie Gillespie - Matrix
Lou Donaldson - Who's Making Love
James Brown - My Thang
Third Guitar - Baby Don't Cry
Reuben Wilson - Inner City Blues
Jerry Butler - I Need You
Kool & The Gang - Dujii
Bobby Byrd - Doin' The Do
Thunder & Lightning - Bumpin' Bus Stop
The Blackbyrds - Reggins
Billy Paul - Let the Dollar Circulate
Brass Construction - What's On Your Mind
James Brown - Can I Get Some Help
Surprize - Sweet Love
20th Century Steel Band - Heaven & Hell
Dennis Coffey - Son of Scorpio
Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa
Roy Ayers - Brother Green
Tower of Power - Ebony Jam
The Soul Searchers - Blow Your Whistle
Peaches & Herb - Satisfy My Hunger
The J.B.'s - Blow Your Head
Pat Lundy - Work Song
Cerrone - Look For Love
Lightening Rod - Sport
Manu Dibango - The Panther
Dennis Coffey - Theme from Blackbelt Jones
John Gibbs - Trinidad
Spirit of Atlanta - Freddy's Alive and Well
Donald Byrd - Love So Far Away
J Geils Band - Give It To Me
Ricky Williams - Discotheque Soul Drums

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Monday, May 19, 2008
While you wait for us to return to normal programming after the pledge drive, get your happy feet on to this classic go-go mix courtesy of Kool DJ Book.

1. Mighty Peace Makers
2. Go-Go Lorenzo - You Can Dance
3. Mass Extension - Happy Feet
4. Rare Essence - Body Moves
5. Experience Unlimited - Ooh La La La
6. Class Band - Welcome to the Go-Go
7. Pumpblenders - Loveboat (live)
8. Trouble Funk - Double Trouble (live)
9. Trouble Funk - Trouble Funk Express
10. Experience Unlimited - Take the Picture (Pose)
11. Rare Essence - Dance to the Drummer’s Beat (live 1983)
12. Chance Band (live)

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- Stylus


Decipher - 4/4/08

Thursday, April 10, 2008


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Thursday, March 13, 2008

3/13/08 - WPFW 89.3 FM/ Decipher
DJ Book

[note: the recording of the show was botched by a malfunctioning cd-burner. no podcast download on this one! it hurts us too... Book was killing it!]
Thanks for sending in the recording, Greg P.!

Marco Polo feat. Large Professor - The Radar rmx
Rahzel - All I Know
Dilated Peoples - Work The Angles
Pete Rock feat. Method man - Half Man, Half Amazin'
The Roots - U-N-I-Verse At War
Big Shug - Play It
Alkaholiks - All Night


Wale feat. Bun B & Pusha T - Back In The Go-Go
De La Soul - Much More
DJ Spinna feat. Phonte - Dillagence
Rhymefest feat. Kanye West - Brand New
DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Jean Grae - Supa Jean
Jay-Z - 99 Problems (Kev Brown rmx)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Jam


Consequence - Callin' Me
Wu-Tang Clan - Take It Back
Priest da Nomad feat. Raheem Devaughn - The Cookout
Priest da Nomad - DJ Book exclusive
Jeru the Damaja - D. Original
KRS-One - KRS-One Attacks
Pete Rock - Pete's Jazz

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- Stylus


Friday, February 15, 2008

2/14/08 - WPFW 89.3 FM/ Decipher
DJ Book's Valentine Joint

Minnie Riperton - Baby This Love I Have
Delfonics - Ready Or Not, Here I Come
Gangstarr - Ex Girl to Next Girl
Ill Al Scratch - I'll Take Her
Stevie Wonder - Hey Love
Little Brother - Lovin' It
Gangstarr - Lovesick
Roy Ayers - Searching
Curtis Mayfield - Gimme Your Love
Jungle Brothers - I'm Gonna Do Ya


Freddie Jackson - You Are My Lady
Curtis Mayfield - Trippin' Out
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
Tony Yayo - I Know You Don't Love Me
Whodini - One Love
Slum Village - A.N.G.E.L. feat. Dwele
The Bush Babees - Love Song
Debarge - All This Love
LL Cool J - Luv U Betta
A Tribe Called Quest - The Love
Slum Village - Don't Fall In Love
Slum Village - Selfish
Mos Def - Love


BDP - Love's Gonna Getcha
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - I'll Take You There
Mos Def - Brown Sugar
Lord Finesse - Strictly For The Ladies
Common - The Light
Bobby Caldwell - Open Your Eyes
Heavy D & The Boyz - Nuthin' But Love
New Edition - A Little Bit Of Love
Jackson 5 - I Wanna Be Where You Are
Rose Royce - Ooh Boy
The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby
Theme from Love Boat
Donald Byrd - Love Has Come Around

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Decipher - 9/13/07

Monday, September 17, 2007
DJ Book

Quincy Jones - Birdland


Bobby Byrd - I'm Comin' (Hot Pants)
Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul
James Brown - Get Up Get Into It Get Involved
Myra Barnes - Message From The Soul Sisters
The JB's - Damn Right I'm Somebody


Marco Polo feat. Masta Ace - Nostalgia
Priest da Nomad feat. Kronkite & W. Ellington Felton - The Carry Out
The Procussions feat. Talib Kweli - Miss January
Zion I feat. Talib Kweli - Temperature rmx
DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Method Man - Hold It Down
Kardinal Offishal feat. Saukrates - On Da Wild Side


Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb
Trouble Funk - Pump Me Up
Salt N' Pepa - I'll Take Your Man
Kid N' Play - Rollin With Kid N' Play
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
Rare Essence - Overnight Scenario
Jay-Z - Throw Your Hands Up
Little Brother - Lovin' It
Ras Kass - Home Sweet Home
Kanye West - Get 'Em High
Kanye West feat. Lil Wayne - Barry Bonds


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- Stylus


Friday, August 24, 2007

8/23/07 - WPFW 89.3 FM/ Decipher
DJ Book

Slum Village - Call Me
Talib Kweli - More or Less
Gangstarr f/ K-Ci & JoJo - Royalty
Group Home - Up Against The Wall
DJ Jazzy Jeff - Hip-Hop
De La Soul - Much More
Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says


Common f/ Lily Allen - Drivin' Me Wild
Little Brother - On The Way
Marcopolo f/ Master Ace - Nostalgia
Q-Tip - Original
Black Moon - Buck 'Em Down
Wu-Tang Clan - Nothing to ---- With


Jay Dee - The $
Kanye West, Nas, KRS-ONE, Rakim - Classic (Remix)
Saigon f/ Swizz Beats - Come On Baby
Kanye West f/ Lil Wayne - Barry Bonds

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

7/19/07 - WPFW 89.3FM/Decipher
DJ Book

DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. C.L. Smooth - All I Know
Latee - Brainstorm
Little Brother - Good Clothes
Gangstarr - You Know My Steez
Big L - Ebonics
Priest Da Nomad - Like I Was


Talib Kweli - Hot Thing
Common - The Game
Common - I Want You
Q-Tip - Work It Out
Kanye West, Nas, KRS-ONE, Rakim - Classic
Nas - Ur The Man
Chill Rob G - Court Is In Session (Remix)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - It's A Demo


Skillz feat. Freeway - Don't Act Like You Don't Know
Kanye West - Stronger
J-Dilla - The S
Zion I feat. Talib Kweli - Temperature (Remix)
Consequence - Callin' Me
James Brown - Gimme My Thang
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Brand New Funk
DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Peedi - Brand New Funk 2K7

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Thursday, April 26, 2007
DJ Stylus & DJ Jahsonic @ Five - Puma French 77 release

Sneakers, crepes, beer & beer... courtesy of Puma and The Soul Controllers. And it's free. Come hang with us on Sunday.

In the meantime, relive a scorching DJ Book set through the magic of the internets. Yes, chirren! It's the triumphant return of the SoulCeez podcast!

4/26/07 - WPFW 89.3FM/Decipher

DJ Book

K'Salaam feat. Mos Def - Victory
Ge-ology feat. Mos Def - Superstar
O.C. - What I Represent
Mos Def - Definition
Mos Def - Re:definition
Gangstarr - Royalty
Common - Real People

*break*/The JB's - Same Beat

The JB's - (It's Not The Express) It's The JB's Monorail
James Brown - The Boss
Pete Rock - Back On Da Block
The JB's - Introduction to the JB's
Priest da Nomad - Like I Was
Common feat. Slum Village - Thelonious
Slum Village - A.N.G.E.L.
Slum Village - Players
Asheru - Do It


Nas - Star Wars
Busta Rhymes - Abandon Ship
Common feat. Sadat X - One-Nine-Nine-Nine
Little Brother - Lovin' It
Jay-Z - Feelin' It
Smooth da Hustler - Broken Language
Rah Digga - Imperial
Main Source - Just Hangin' Out

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