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Mates’ Crates (June ’20)

Andrei Sandu


Mates’ Crates is about sharing the stories behind music, whether the story of how a record came about or how we came to love it. 

Hosted by writer and DJ Andrei Sandu, Mates’ Crates was born out of an infectious curiosity about the who and the why. Just like Andrei’s column for Melodic Distraction Magazine, the show is a Sunday morning journey through funk, soul, disco and beyond, from which you’ll always come away with something new.


Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta
Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues
Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions
Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Cymande – Brothers On The Slide
Phyllis Dillon – Woman Of The Ghetto
Baby Huey – Hard Times
James Brown – The Boss
Billy Paul – Let The Dollar Circulate
Odyssey – Hang Together
Loleatta Holloway – Mama Don’t Pappa Won’t
Guru – No Time To Play
NYCC – Keep A Light In My Window

Mates’ Crates

Sharing the stories behind the music

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