Sunday, November 9, 2014

Disco Photography: Divas to the dance floor please!

Happy Sunday. Here is the break from house and voguing classic "In The Mix" by Mix Masters from DJ International channeling back the days of nyc's Sound Factory circa 1990 with DJ Junior Vazquez! Enjoy!

Derrick Magnifique, 1989

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Glamjack Presure Cooker Mashup

New remix hot off the press! Here is crazy mashup using one Brazil's most beloved songs "Manhã de Carnaval" featured on one of my favorite Brazilian films Black Orpheus with DIII's insane house anthem "Pressure Cooker".

Friday, November 7, 2014

Paying homage to the great Arthur Russell

Recently released, this amazing compilation celebrating the legacy and work of one of the greats of dance, experimental, classical and folk, Arthur Russell delivered by the Red Hot Organization, a not for profit international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture. This offering titled Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is a very nice hefty catalogue consisting of 26 well crafted re-interpretations, interludes and covers ranging from Hot Chip, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Scissor Sisters and Davendra Banhart to name a few showcasing the genius, depth and prolific nature of his music which is still clearly showing some rippling effects in today's music. Standouts are Jose Gonzale's interpretation of "This is How We Walk The Moon" and Blood Orange's seamless mash-up of "It's All Over Your Face and Tower Of Meaning".  Honorable mention goes to Hot Chip's cover of  dance classic"Go Bang" which manages to capture the fun and weirdness of the original. There are a few near misses but for the most part is well edited with some interesting takes making this a must have for fans of Arthur Russell.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Check out this amazing new instrument!

This acoustic instrument creates sounds like a digital synthesizer!

The Yabahar is a new acoustic instrument designed by Istanbul based musician Gorkem Sen. The Yabahar can be played many different ways using mallets or with a bow with a combination of two drum like membranes, long springs and a tall fretted neck to create beautiful music. You  can find out more via The Creators Project. Enjoy

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday HMD!

 The fabulous Horse Meat Disco DJ collective comprised of James Hillard, Jam Stanton, Luke Howard and Severino Panzetta turned 11 yesterday with a bang. I got to witness their magic at Output with Luke Howard manning the turntables while the other celebration took hold at the Eagle in London. It was a nice affair full of disco magic with thumping cosmic madness and some rare rhythm & blues gospel infused disco.  I had an amazing time dancing until the early hours with my dear friend Matthew Reynolds who was visiting from Houston, Texas.  Here is Whirpool Productions "From Disco to Disco" which sums up the experience. Enjoy and congratulations HMD for eleven years of disco bliss!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

a player, a sunshine and Greta

Here is a new mix of some of my recent favorites of now, '80s synth and post punk, '80's Chicago House, Disco, '60's and some latin rarities. It includes wide eclectic mix of some recent vinyl acquisitions as previously promised on a previous posting. Oh and there are a lot of acapellas and spoken word for added effects by the likes of Greta Garbo, Rockers Revenge and Instant Funk. Enjoy!

Track List:

Clarian - Ma Shiva with Greta (Invisible Conga People Remix)
Willie Colon/Ruben Blades - Maria Lionza
Terre Thaemlitz - Raw Through A Straw
Bow Bow Bow - I Want Candy
E.O. Crew - Love Turntable
Caribou - Our Love
Chicago House Lab - House Nation
Lil Louis & The World - It's The Only Thing
Keisza - Hideaway
Rene And His Pachanga Orchestra - Lola Catula
Visage - We Move (Dance Mix)
Zero 7 - Own My Own
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Cumulonimbus Mix)
Big Audio Dynamite- Badrock City
First Choice - The Player (Acapella Dub Beat Mix)
Culue De Song - No Contest (Culoe Guitar Edit)
Richard Harris - MacArthu Park