Head to a Qool DJ Marv set and you’ll witness an array of selections that span at least three decades of American music. In a given night, Marv can toggle through renaissance jazz, R&B, golden era hip-hop, funk, and reggae tracks, to name a few, in an astonishingly fluid manner.

A Philly-born New Yorker, DJ Marv’s diverse sounds have helped him carve a niche in local and international circles. A veteran beat selector, Marv’s had noteworthy stints abroad in Manchester and Berlin, as well as donned the stage with the likes of A Tribe Called QuestDe La SoulThe Roots, Erykah Badu, George Clinton and P-Funk, Busta Rhymes and more — dude’s got quite the track record.

With Africa In Your Earbuds #3: REACH, Qool DJ Marv delivers a 52-minute deep house mix inspired by his experiences at Croatia’s SunceBeat and The Garden music festivals. He threw us names like Larry Heard, Tony Humphries, Lil Louis & The World, Theo Parrish, Karizma, DJ Spen, and Osunlade as major influences on what he calls his “Africa dipped piece of musical information.”

On the title of his mix, Marv explains:

From a multidimensional wide-angle lens perspective, REACH can mean the reach of Africa’s rhythms, global, or REACH can mean my hand reaching for yours for the solidarity soul shake. REACH is a directive to reflect and envision, then go for yours with pride. Blood, DNA, or internet wires, we are one – uthando (= affection).

New Yorkers: catch Qool DJ Marv live at Harlem’s Red Rooster every Thursday evening from 7pm-12 midnight and every Saturday afternoon from 10:30am-4:00pm. And big up to Underdog for the (always) dope artwork!

Listen and DOWNLOAD Africa In Your Earbuds #3: Qool DJ Marv – ‘REACH’ below!


Uthando (Shun Tyger Evasion Remix) – Deejay Echo Deep ft Mam Mahlaba (South Africa)
Mirror Dance (Yoruba Soul Remix Featuring Oveous Maximus) – Afefe Iku (Kenya)
Envision (Ame remix) – Osunlade
Prayer Drumz (Drummapella Main) – DJ Sabelo (South Africa)
Wilile (Antonello Coghe & Rancido African Mystery Mix – Mixed By Louie Vega) – Boddhi Satva Pres. Mangala Camara (Central African Republic)
Money (King Britt Mix) – Zaki Ibrahim (South Africa)
Roho Yangu (Feat. Mfalme) (Jihad’s Movement Mix) – Morra DeRey & the Heavy Quarterz (South Africa)
Cries of the Son (Zulus at Work Ethnic Time Mix) – Mali the Deejay (South Africa)
Pride (Main Mix) – Osunlade presents Nadirah Shakoor
We Are One (Feat. Hugh Masekela /Louie Vega Eol Mix) – Black Coffee (South Africa)
Wires (The Parrish Mix) – Owiny Sigoma Band (Kenya)


Mark says:
September 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

On box.net – “The item you are trying to access has either been deleted or is unavailable to you.”

A little help here or an alternate download link would be appreciated. http://ge.tt perhaps?

sRa says:
October 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

ah! can’t download it! help!

sammysoul says:
October 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Box.net sucks big time. Why not put it on soundcloud?

leosash says:
October 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Any chance of getting a reup on the link? I’m late to the game but still wanna play

y0! says:
July 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

hi, still unable to download this file… ¡!
any way to get it for keeping it.

WarriorYogi says:
September 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

Go to Qool Marv’s PodOmatic page. You have to scroll down almost to the bottom to find it and download or listen from there. While on the journey, check out of his other mixes which are just as incredible. This AIYE is my favorite by far.

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