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January 31, 2015 09:57 AM PST
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"EN DIRECT VOL 3" is the most recent in the "EN DIRECT" series. It was my turn to open the night with MIDWEST SESSIONS. It brought me back to my GROOVE TEMPLE days, where I had to gradually create a vibe & tell a story. Featuring: Beady Belle, Wunmi, Irfan Rainey, Ron Trent & more. Enjoy.

Bella : Beady Belle
Brothers on The Other Side : Irfan Rainey
I Might do Something Wrong : Tortured Soul
In the Real World : MAW feat. Vikter Duplaix
The Time is Now : Ron Trent
The Wilder Side : Rasmus Faber & Alf Tumble
Too Cute to Dance : Vincemo
I Feel the Rhythm : Ron Trent
Babalawo : Wunmi
Manteca : Pablo Fierro

January 24, 2015 05:08 PM PST
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"EN DIRECT VOL 2" was recorded at Liquid in San Francisco, 2002. This was the first time I ever played outside of Chicago and I was super excited! I had been playing 3 years once this party happened and only played vinyl! San Francisco is one of those cities that has amazing crowds - they know the songs, sing along and never stop dancing. Playlist will be updated once I comb through my music and find the missing links.


Black Maybe : Unknown
Unknown : Unknown
New Frontier : Steely Dan
That Night : Vikter Duplaix
Running Away : Unknown
Higher : Vernessa Mitchell (Hurley Mix)
To Stop Me : Jamiroquai

October 31, 2014 09:42 AM PDT
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This is the first of a NEW series I'm starting - "EN DIRECT". Over the last almost 2 decades, I've amassed quite a few recordings that no one has ever heard. Since I feel that this is the people's music and not mine, I decided to share the wealth. Stay tuned for recordings from Paris, Houston, San Francisco and of course Chicago.


DJ Shani

underwater : point g
speaking in tounges : nikos
living in ectasy : fonda rae
la revolucion : dzeta n' basile
manteca : pablo fierro
the causeway : the martinez brothers
my soul, my spirit : mike grant
black mental resurrection : glenn underground
my love is deeper : jill scott

Lift Off
July 03, 2014 10:13 AM PDT
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Couldn't sleep last night, so I made this. Enjoy!

Brink of Insanity - Chris Gray
Calma (Quentin Harris) - Bah Samba
Zumbi Soul - Frankie Valentine
New School Fusion - Rhythmcentric
Special (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) - Maddslinky, Omar
Look Beyond - Ron Trent
Big Ben - Sirus
People Make the World Go Round (Kenny Dope Remix) - Joi Cardwell
Let me be - Unknown
Life Goes On (Dance Ritual mix feat. Arnold Jarvis) - Little Louie Vega
Aquarian Moon (Casamena Basement Remix) - Osunlade
Crazy - Black Coffee feat. Thiwe

Adieu Chicago, Bonjour Paris PT 2
January 01, 2014 10:00 PM PST
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"Adieu Chicago, Bonjour Paris PT 2"

Here's the EXCLUSIVE PT 2 of the mix that I only had for years and years. It's been so long I don't remember some of the records, I hope to update the playlist soon. Happy new year again, babies!

Only - Aquanote
Parfum Chic (Matthias Heilbronn mix) - Hanna Hais
Unknown - Abicah Soul
Les Enfants du Bled - Soha
Unknown - MAW
I feel you - Jordan Fields
Closer (Harry Knuckles mix) - Goapele
You worry too much (about nothing) - Unknown

Adieu Chicago, Bonjour Paris
December 25, 2013 03:58 AM PST
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"Adieu Chicago, Bonjour Paris" is a mix that many still ask me about. Not many people have it as it was my gift to all who came to my going away party before moving to Paris. It holds many memories for me some good some bad, but I wouldn't change it for the world! This is how I introduced myself to Paris. Once brother Ron Trent enjoyed it, I knew I was on the right track! Part 2 will be released next week. Enjoy!

I'm doing fine - Black Mahogani feat. Amp Fiddler
You're bringing me down - Stateless
Everything is Possbile (Ron Trent remix) - Amp Fiddler
Unknown - Unknown
Can you feel me? - Raphael Saadiq
Dame me mas - Julius Papp feat. D'Layna
Reaching for the stars (MAW remix) - Fantastic Plastic Machine
In Time - MAW
Hidden Agenda (MAW remix) - Craig David
I might do something wrong - Tortured Soul
Unknown - GU & Boo Williams
The girl next green door (DJ ME DJ YOU MIX) - Fantastic Plastic Machine

August 12, 2013 11:30 PM PDT
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Take this journey with me through lo-fi, UK neo soul, downtempo and hip hop. Enjoy.

aerosoul - benny tones feat. mara tk
equilibria (instrumental) - sabrina malheiros
the man - omar
sweet, sour u - bilal
jets - bonobo
i don't wanna leave - tall black guy
k.r.u.s.h. - vandell harris
piece - gavin froome
dilla*shine - j dilla feat. robert glasper & zynzelay

June 15, 2013 09:23 AM PDT
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You betta ask yourself : Femi Kuti
Dancing : Omar & Zed Bias
Level 52 : Robert Strauss feat. Richie Henessey & Chris Rouse
It's just another groove : Mighty Dub Katz
Reach (Kerri Chanler mix) : Kenny Bobien
Another Station (Todd Terje mix) : Lindstrøm
Black Galaxy Suite : Anthony Nicholson
Tengo Calderón : Unknown

May 12, 2013 05:42 PM PDT
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Hey folks, welcome to my NEW podomatic page!

Recorded live at MIX3R's Launch Party for Formula 1's Fan Fest in Austin, TX. Super fun, very international; both things I love. Cover Art was found walking around Austin. If anyone knows who the artist is, please send an email to djshanichicago@gmail.com so I can give him/her their props. S/O to CG!

Here with you : The Layabouts feat. Terri Walker
How bad I want you : Peven Everett
Rain (Demarkus Lewis mix) : Kerri Chandler
Release (Scott Wozniak mix) : Afro Celt Sound System feat. Sinead O'Connor
Can you feel it? : Rusticana Deep Machine
My love is deeper (unknown remixer) : Jill Scott
Freakjazz : glassy-eye-people
Who is he? (Henrik Schwarz mix) : Bill Withers
Shake : GU
Black Mental Resurection : GU

May 14, 2013 02:39 PM PDT
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An exploration of: Roots, Dub & Lovers Rock

[ For Dewy ]

Any Dub You Like - Easy Star All-Stars
That Very Night - Hollie Cook
Legalise It - UB40
Baby I Love You So - Jacob Miller
One Step Forward - Max Romeo
Bush Weed - Ja-Man Allstars
Soldarity - Black Uhuru
Honey - Tosca
Le Dub - I:Cube
Time Version - Easy Star All-Stars

* Artwork Credit - Soul to Soul (film, 1971)

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