Mark Stanley presents Soundtraxx

Soundtraxx hosted by Mark Stanley who takes you on a unique musical journey. A diverse mix of Contemporary Jazz from established artists, as well as the best of new and upcoming talent from the world scene. Starting with a bedrock of Smooth Jazz and adding the ideal mix of Jazz ingredients, including R&B, Chill, House, and Soul…

When Sunday
Start Time 20.00
Finish 22.00

It’s SoundTraxx, the Perfect Blend of All Things Jazz

Soundtraxx – Mark Stanley on Phuket FM Radio Hour 1.

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Playlist Hour 1

Theme: Smooth Sailing (feat. Rodney Franklin)/NorthSound/Ocean Odyssey

Shopping Center/Mr Untel/Luxe So Chic

Been So Long/Anita Baker/Rapture

Make A Wish/U-Nam/Make A Wish (Single)

101 Eastbound/Fourplay/Fourplay

Smooth/Candy Dulfer/The Best Of Candy Dulfer

Vamos Sambar/Marcos Valle/Estatica

Little Boat/Eliane Elias/Love Stories

Midnight Stroll/Fourplay/Fourplay

Centro De La Tierra (Solar Wind Mix)/Cafe’ Americaine/Best Of Del Mar, Volume 11

Panama Red (Trance Mix)/Eric Bolvin/No Boundaries 101/Craig Sharmat/Outside In

Soundtraxx – Mark Stanley on Phuket FM Radio Hour 2.

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Playlist Hour 2

Theme: Endless Blue (feat. Rodney Franklin)/NorthSound/Ocean Odyssey

Mind Wandering/Weber & Weber/Backyard Memories

All The Way (feat. LeFrance)/Nicholas Cole/All The Way

One Step Higher/Tape Five/Chill Collection

Foreplay/Fourplay/Fourplay

Moon Gazer/Richard Elliot/Authentic Life

Liquid Blue/Alan Hewitt/Metropolis

Colours/Bliss/Bliss Lounge

Chance Of A Lifetime/Shakatak/Across The World

Wish You Were Here/Fourplay/Fourplay

Brassalicious/Greg Adams/East Bay Soul 2.0

Nightlife (Mellow Way Mix)/Jazz City/Munich City Nights, Volume 1

The Brecker Brothers on Soundtraxx
How it started.

Having grown up around New Orleans, one of the premier cities for Jazz, Mark’s parents introduced him to many of the Jazz legends, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee, not to mention his own early jazz faves Wes Montgomery, Charlie Byrd and Floyd Cramer.

Entering his more “mature years” as a teenager, it was Booker T, The Temptations, Barry White, The Supremes, Tower of Power, and Stevie Wonder. As a band leader, Mark and the guys knew that no self-respecting 60’s rock band’s repertoire was complete without a cut or two from Gabor Szabo and Isaac Hayes, mixed in with the Beatles and Hendrix.

Early in Mark’s radio career, someone decided that Mark had “too much personality” for news, so he was promptly banished to the music side of radio. Shortly thereafter, Mark was almost fired for “smuggling” the music of Ronnie Laws, Donald Byrd, the Brecker Brothers, the Crusaders, Larry Carlton, and Hubert Laws into the playlist. What gives? “Low Profile, High Energy Rock,” without Jazz? No way that could be right. But somehow he kept his job, perhaps because the ratings improved. Go figure.

Ronnie Laws on Soundtraxx
Ronnie Laws

Mark Stanley

It wasn’t long before Mark was off to advertising and television, producing and directing live TV… not much Jazz there, but a lot of fun, plus a stint as network announcer for a major U.S. cable network. To this point, after working in Smooth Jazz radio in its infancy, Mark has continued providing services in radio/TV consulting and projects as a voice-over artist. Read more about Mark Stanley HERE

The passion for “all things Jazz,” combined with over 10 years observing the decline and disappearance of the Smooth Jazz format on terrestrial radio, has been the inspiration to start an all-new radio show doing Jazz the right way and making it available everywhere.

The result is SoundTraxx with Mark Stanley, and you’re invited to join us every Sunday evening from 8pm. Soundtraxx is available throughout Phuket on 91.5 and 102.5 FM, online and now available On-Demand

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