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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

RIP Bob Crewe

RIP Bob Crewe.  A few years ago I did a posting on Bob Crewe's epic disco classic "Street Talk" and another posting on the Four Seasons "Who Loves You". All produced by him.  Recently, most people think of him as a character in and the lyricist of the Tony winning Broadway hit, Jersey Boys. Crewe along with Bob Gaudio build the career of the Four Seasons, wrote such timeless songs such as "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Rag Doll" and "Walk Like a Man" which were all fronted by the Fours Season's Frankie Valli.  27 of his songs climbed to over #30 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.  Thank you for all the amazing music you created. Your legacy will live on forever! Here is  "Hollywood Hot" by The Eleventh Hour, another amazing production from this amazing man!

Related postings: Who Loves YouStreet Talk

Saturday, August 30, 2014

New additions to the collection

Mix Coming soon!
Rene and his Pachanga Orchestra

Erotic Drum Machine
Big Audio Dynamite

Psychedelic Furs
Willie Color & Ruben Blades
Boby O

    Bow Wow Wow

Get Here (Glamjack Fighting The Feeling Remix)

Here is a twisted remix of Oleta Adams classic soul hit "Get Here". Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sidewalk Talk: The Terra Perma Experience

I was in Canada this past week to be one with nature and re-connect with some dear friends of mine that are close to my heart. I went to visit Terra Perma which is located two hours north of Montreal. It's a beautiful growing residential and eco entrepreneur permaculture community in the heart of the Laourentians, located in the Mont-Tremblant region. There are 800 beautiful acres of land set to be preserved and promote sustainable developments. It was an amazing, unique and invigorating experience where I got to relax and learn a lot about myself and the land.  I did some canoeing at the lake, slept in a yurt, did some meditation, yoga, swimming, some fun tie dying and painting projects and ate some delicious vegetables from the land.  Also, I got to meet some quite amazing people who are working hard and putting their hearts and souls in making this project a reality.

Terra Perma, Lake Green
To get there,  there was some time spending traveling by car and got to listen to Quebec radio which is quite amazing. While driving around this beautiful land full of luscious scenery "Sidewalk Talk" by Jellybean feat. Madonna came on the radio which had nothing to do with nature and more to do with city living.  While listening to it, it dawned on me that I probably haven't heard it since it's release in 1984! This was a collaborative project between Madonna and Jellybean Benitez when they were a couple trying to make their mark in NYC.  I simply love the rawness of it and to top it all, once the song ended, the disc jockey did something quite clever, he left the needle of the record continue bumping with it's scratchy noise making a point that we were listening to vinyl. Yes, vinyl on the radio! A true Canadian experience that I will never forget with some amazing company. Thank you Alfonso Tarazona and Philippe Leclerc for making this past week beautiful and memorable.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Family Of Eve

Here is some amazing Disco gems that I recently discovered to get your Saturday "discofied" by a 70's band called Family of Eve. Very little it's known about them and it looks like they only released two songs as 45 LP. The songs were re-released in 2006 and "I Want To Be Loved By You" was remixed by Kenny Dope. On the other side is "Please Be Truthful" and it's also a great song. I can't quite pin point what kind of Disco is this, but definitely they both have a lot of soul/funk influences and have the potential to rip up any dance floor on my book specially during the breaks. I'm featuring both originals and Kenny Dope's treatment of "I Want To Be Loved By You". Enjoy!