“No Secrets” is back next month with a spiffy new flyer. As I read the list of sub-genres listed, I’m seeing this as a celebration of the more classic forms of house music. As much as I love tech-house, it’s no secret that the sub-genre has been embraced by the mainstream, become overly saturated in clubs, along with large festivals, and has been severely infiltrated by “bro” culture. This is all just my humble opinion. However, I find it refreshing to see Jones dedicating a night to get back to some roots. What better place to do that than the “punk-as-fuck” Melody Inn? This next edition of the night will feature a 4 hour set from Curtis in the main room, with open decks in the back. Bring those thumb drives and show us what you got. Check more details and rsvp at the event page.

Now we can talk about the mix! Curtis has delivered a mix I can’t stop listening to this time around. Not only has he dropped classic tracks like 1994’s house stomper, “God Made Me Funky” but, he has dropped some great modern day re-works of classics that are not overly techie, and keep that soulful flavor.

We get treated to some hype tracks right off the bat, when Mark Knight/Armand Van Helden’s “The Music Began To Play” kicks in, you know it’s going to be a fun ride! Jones then slows things down while keeping your soul moving with “Just Dance” a collaborative between Mijangalos and Aaron Seville.

It does not stay deep for too long. Curtis bring us back to the nostalgia by dropping the late great Paul Johnson hit, “Get Get Down”. A tune that more than 2 decades later, none of us can seem to get enough of. From this point the energy stays high. I have to highlight the great jazzy sax track, “Sax Damage In NYC” by Angelo Ferreri and Susanne Alt. Jones then drops one for the lady’s on the slick re-work of “Hit ‘Em Up With Style (Oops)” by ESSEL and James Hurr, originally performed in 2001 by R&B artist Blu Cantrell.

Jones keeps that R&B vibe by dropping another re-work of a classic, “The Boy Is Mine” by James Mac/Vall featuring Rosalie. Originally performed by 90’s R&B sensation Brandy. Curtis closes things on a beautiful note dropping the very uplifting “Somtimes” by Shermanology, originally written by legend, Curtis Mayfield.

Hope you everybody enjoys the mix and can make it our August 1st.