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Mo'Jazz 254: Makaya McCraven Special

Mo'Jazz 254: Makaya McCraven Special

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global vinyl only chart, 2nd in the global radioshow chart, 4th in the global groove chart, 4th in the global eclectic chart and 14th in the global jazz chart.

Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive style of performance defy categorization. French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by expatriate musician parents, McCraven went on to develop his chops in Chicago and now represents a rising generation of globally-minded, genre-bending music makers as an artist as well as band leader. Through his unique, rarified performances and collaborations he unapologetically affirms our right to re-think and re-write the rules, any rules, and affirms other artists in their own exploratory evolutions. Born in Paris, France in 1983 to jazz drummer Stephen McCraven (Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp) and Hungarian singer Agnes Zsigmondi, McCraven was exposed to broad ranges of influences from a young age. Read more here: This mix was broadcast exclusively on



DAMN Dubbeldee!! this intro is one of your best yet!!! haven’t stopped groovin in my chair since it started 🙌


I just keep coming back to this set - a beautiful, inspiring selection of a brilliant artist's work. Thanks.

Dj Mr Lob

Deep, exploratory and beautiful sounds from a unique and qualified musician and one of the finest Jazz selectors around.


Hele mooie set DD. Ik ben zwaar onder de indruk van Makaya, die laatste plaat vind ik extreem goed.

Kristian Radolovic

Absolutely fabulous and diverse collection of the very BEST Jazz sounds. Always magnificent, from one mix to another and set just adds to the luster.