Oz McGuire was one of KC's most popular eclectic-spinning DJs before moving to San Francisco last year. Tonight, Dec. 27, Oz returns with his brother Joe, aka Pleasuremaker, to drop the grooves at Nara (1617 Main St) from 10 p.m. to close as guests of DJ Kiko De Gallo. Oz and Joe are also playing tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 28, at the Eighth Street Tap Room in Lawrence. Included with Oz's lists below are some live DJ sets and exclusive Pleasuremaker cuts -- Joe's got a live afrobeat-style band that's making waves out in SF, as we knew he would.
Oz Top Ten-ish list of 2007 in no order:
Casbah 73 - Pushin' 40 (Hi Top)
DJ Bitman - Latin Biman (Nacional)
Balkan Beat Box - Nu Med ( Jdub records/Crammed Discs)
Pimps of Joytime - High Steppin (Wonderwheel)
Zeb - Stop the Earth, I Want to Get Off! (Wonderwheel)
Chico Mann - Manifest Tone (Kindred Spirits)
Gecko Turner - "AfroBeatNik (Seiji Remix)" - (Quango)
Sharon Jones - "How Long Do I Have to Wait (Ticklah Remix)" - (Scion)
Hot 8 Brass Band - Rock with the Hot 8 - (Tru Thoughts)
Pinker Tones - More Colours! Million Color Revolution Revisited (Nacional)
Numero Label - Everything they touch is gold, and they are including remixes on the vinyl reissues.
Fania - The Louie Vega re-edit of his uncle, Hector Lavoe's cut "Mi Gente" was a stomper.
Dancefloor Burners (Tops from my DJ sets):
Orgone - "It's What You Do," from The Killion Floor (Ubiquity) [This was the cut I played out the most and got the most response from.]
Beatfanatic - "African Rockers"
AIFF - "The Seduction"
Wunmi - "Keep it Rockin'"
Ohmega Watts - "Platypus Strut"
Pleasuremaker - "Watch Dem Die" MP3
ZShare: Oz and Pleasuremaker Live at the Elbo Room, San Fransico LINK
ZShare: Señor Oz Live at B Bar LINK
Bonus Track: Pleasuremaker, "A Dream of Peace" MP3