DJTomasSF – Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem
Global beats from the streets!
DJ Tomas presents... RISING: Modern Roots 2014 – Part 1
May 26, 2014 05:14 PM PDT
DJ Tomas SF of Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem presents...
November 23, 2013 11:20 PM PST
DJ Tomas presents… MOTION: New Bass, House & Bruk Beats
A 75 mix mix of new bass, broken beats, underground garage house and other interesting recent tracks. Mixed one take stylee using Serato on 11/23/13. Enjoy! See links and contact below. *Special thanks to the artists, PR, magazines and labels who got me music, especially Keysound, Gamal Backspin, Tailored Communications, XLR8R, Co-Sign, Score Press, Ninja Tune, Civil Music and too many others.
Artist – Track Name
Sweatson Klank – Chasing You
Lewis Badwan – A Perfect Yellow
Ore – Rise (Jon Convex Remix)
Broodlings – Champagne
Force/Emerge – Valo
Nautiluss – Zero Gravity
Hynrid Theory – Mind Games
Sepalcure – All You've Got To Lose
Dauwd – And
Hackman and Klic – Do Right
Jono McCleery – Ballade (Djrum Remix)
Lorca Giant – Stars
Yolanda Be Cool – To Be Alone (Urulu's Don't Let Me Down Remix)
George FitzGerald – Silhouette
Eiphino – Devoted
Etch – Hybrid
Special Request – Ride VIP
Rhythm Riders – Come with the Love (Toronto Is Broken Remix)
Machinedrum – Gunshotta (AMIT's Thug Dub Remix)
Roommate – Chezidek–The Place (Fleck Remix)
Overcast Radio – Luton
Om Unit – Prawn Cocktail (Salva Remix)
Om Unit – Shine Your Light
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Label: voltagemusic.com, Sound: soundcloud/voltagemusicDeeper Roots Vol. 1
December 31, 2012 10:57 PM PST
DJ Tomas presents: Deeper Roots Vol. 1
DJs statement: This was a special mix that I've been planning for a while. Countless tracks have been added and subtracted in the process of choosing a final line up. Needless to say, this is only Volume 1, and further installments will be coming forth soon. The material presented here reflects a sound I'm calling deeper roots, a style of heavily rasta-influenced traditional roots reggae and dub music played presently by sound men like the UK's Jah Shaka, and in the past by Channel One, Fatman, and of course on Jamaican producer King Tubby's Hometown Hi-Fi. The songs take the form of declarations of rights, and statements about rasta livity. Take for instance Rod Taylor's two entries, "No One Can Tell I About Jah," and "Leaving Rome," both of which are heartfelt presentations of his spiritual point of view. The Lee Perry-produced cut by Devon Irons is also forthright in it's dread declaration about what awaits the wicked "When Jah Come." Knowledge echo these "last days" sentiments on "Borrowed Time" (featuring a great Charlie Chaplin DJ cut on the flipside), while Horace Andy reflects that he doesn't want to be left outside when "Zion Gate" closes. Daily strife is covered vividly on Enps McLeod's "Tel Aviv," where he recounts a bloody street war between two downtown Kingston factions. This mix was done all from vinyl records with a few sound effects added later. I hope you enjoy this installment and check back for future sets soon. – DJ Tomas SF / Umoja Hi-Fi SoundstationDJ Tomas SF Presents: Umoja 20 Mix – From Rocksteady to Rub-A-Dub
August 27, 2012 09:56 PM PDT
In honor of Umoja Hi-Fi's 20-year anniversary event in LA, Friday August 31 at NOLAS (visit umojahifi.blogspot.com for more info) I present this mix of rocksteady, rub-a-dub and modern reggae tunes.
DJ Tomas SF presents Rocksteady to Rub-A-Dub Mix
October 01, 2011 08:42 PM PDT
Here's the second part of the Indian Summer Jazz mixtape. See previous installment for full description.
Tracklisting For Sunrise Side:
Cool breeze – Charlie Don't Surf
October 01, 2011 08:05 PM PDT
Welcome to another installment of the DJ Tomas Early Mix Series.
After about 15 years of promises and procrastination I've finally been able to digitize this mixtape. "Love For Earth Volume 2: Indian Summer Jazz" was one of my most popular mixes, or so I've been told over the years. Interestingly it ended up in a lot car tapedecks in Los Angeles and elsewhere and probably soundtracked number of comedown drives from desert raves. The title references California's extended late summer and early fall bouts with bucolic weather.
Musically it represents a peak in the trip-hop/downtempo electronic period in the mid-90s when nary a week passed without a clutch new of must-have singles being released from labels like Mo'Wax, Ninja Tune, Cup of Tea, Talking Loud and dozens of smaller imprints.
This mix was definitely enjoyable to do and to hear the reaction it produced. I'm happy to offer it again after all these years. One caveat: this is a direct cassette-to-digital transfer, without any mastering (I'm lazy), so the sound is accordingly lo-fi. Song-wise, though, it's pretty stellar!
Cover design by Guy from Funk Pistol, Hawaii.
Tracklisting For Sunset Side:
Funki Porcini – Softest Thing
October 01, 2011 06:53 PM PDT
Welcome to the DJ Tomas Early Mix Series. Here's part 2 of Love For Earth Volume 1. This mix focuses on downtempo and trip-hop releases from 1992-1995. See Part One for full description.Love For Earth Volume 1: Part One: Liquid
October 01, 2011 06:18 PM PDT
Welcome to the DJ Tomas Early Mix series, a digitized archive of early DJ mixes recorded between 1994 and 2000 and duplicated on cassette tapes.
In 1995 I was living in a studio apartment on South Cloverdale Street near West 6th St. in mid-town Los Angeles. I had two Techniques decks set up on milk crates, an archaic handed-down Numark mixer and a cassette deck. It was on this set up that I recorded my first formal mixtape, live in one take to cassette, tape hiss and all.
The original tape copy was brought to Smitty, a rave music tape duplicator based in San Fernando Valley, who I paid to press up around 200 copies.
At the time I was DJing with Jun from Umoja Hi-Fi at Nova Express (opened '93, closed '08) on Fairfax Blvd, a late-night coffee & pizza cafe. Our night was called Goa Dub, one of the first club nights to feature ambient, trip-hop, dub and downtempo music in an all-ages after-hours space (most weeks we DJed till 4 a.m.).
The music on this mix represents the tracks and moods of that time. I no longer have the complete track listing but some artists I recognize include Mad Professor, DJ Shadow, Manaseh, A Guy Called Gerald, Funki Porcini, Fila Brazillia, Edge Test, Sub-Surfing, Bandulu, Biosphere and others.
Part One: Liquid focuses on ambient electronic sounds, beat-less soundscapes and some dubby techno.
Part Two: Solid is downtempo and trip-hop beats.
Cover design by Guy from Funk Pistol, Hawaii.
Enjoy!Roots & Reality Mix
April 10, 2011 02:27 PM PDT
Umoja Hi-Fi presents...DJ Tomas: Roots & Reality mix.
90 minutes of new conscious one-drop reggae music.
DJ Tomas: Roots & Reality Mix Tracklisting
April 05, 2010 11:01 PM PDT
DJ Tomas: The Reggae Buzz Mix April 2010 (Part 1)
DJ Tomas from Umoja Hi-Fi presents a 90 minute mix of new singles and recent riddims inna jugglin' stylee. Big Respects and shouts to my crew Umoja Hi-Fi International (Daz, CoknI O'Dire, Jun, Culture D, Destroyer, Stevie G and B-Love), thanks to MC ZULU and G-Whizz for the drops, big respects to all the labels and reggae promotions ites, 21st Productions, Rude Gal, Soul of the Lion, Truckback, Reggae Russ, LaFamilie, Pressure Sounds UK,VP/Greensleeves, Nathaniel Watkins, Shanty Vibes, Boardhouse,Reggae Roast, Umerah, Redbud Records, DeeCee, Irish & Chin, Pierce Stacy, Robert Rankin, Spliff Skankin, Massive Sounds, XLR8R Magazine Crew, Lud Dub, Katya, Big Up Magazine and alla dem supporting DJ Tomas and Umoja Sound.
ARTIST – TITLE _ RIDDIM _ LABEL
Mixes, podcasts, DJ sets and radio shows featuring reggae, dancehall, rocksteady, dubstep,funk, electronic, afrobeat, soul, samba, Latin and Brazilian grooves.
San Francisco based DJ Tomas is co-founder of the Umoja Soundsystem and Voltage Music record label. He started out as a reggae radio DJ in high school and also at college station KXLU in LA. He began spinning clubs in 1990 and in 1992 co-founded along with DJ Daz the Umoja Soundsystem, a multicultural, multi-genre music crew. While primarily a reggae sound, Umoja also plays hip-hop, soul, electronic, house, broken beat, Latin and Afrobeat – a unity of cultures through music. On the production side, DJ Tomas has recorded as Double Identity for his own Voltage Music label, Bastard Jazz, Ninja Tune, Ubiquity and others. He's released several nujazz/broken beat and dub singles as Double Identity and remixes under his dub/dubstep alter ego Dub I.D. Read more at ForwardEver.blogspot.com
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