Thursday, December 14, 2017

December '17 Mix



"The Mystery of Love is greater than the Mystery of Death" - Oscar Wilde. Here is the long awaited December mix. It's very 1983, some early house and heavily influenced by the soundtrack  from the movie Call Me By Your Name.
Enjoy!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holidays are a coming


The holidays are almost here and this weekend I treated myself to the cinema. It's been quite some time I have ventured into the large screen. I went to see Call Me By Your Name. A beautiful coming of age love story set in north Italy during 1983. The movie unfolds beautiful and then grabs you by the balls towards the end and the soundtrack is just as gorgeous as the movie with songs from Sufjan Stevens, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Psychedelic Furs,  Giorgio Moroder and many more. But the one that was most appropriate was Bandolero's "Paris Latino".  A sweet Italo Disco dance classic. Here is an extended remix fresh out of the disco oven.  Please go see this amazing cinematic masterpiece by Italian director Luca Guadagnino and listen to the soundtrack. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Bjork


Happy Birthday sweet musical genius! I've loved Bjork since her years with the Sugarcubes. Always ahead of her time both musically and visually. Looking forward to her new release of Utopia this coming Friday. From the vaults, here is a remix I did in 2006 using a little bit of Dubtribe Sound System's beats. Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

All I Want To See is All My Friends At Once


Here is a new one paying homage to the underground dance scene. Enjoy!




Here is another short take on the same theme! Also, RIP fabulous fashion genius Azzedine Alaia. There is a big dent in the fashion world!

Friday, November 10, 2017

What Is Love '07



From the vaults. Here is a great mix of from my collection of vinyl I did in 2007! It's quite a gem I must say. Have a great weekend.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Numb Ers

Here is an experimental take on a classic of techno and dance floors.  Numbers/Computer World from Krafwerk.  Enjoy! Oh and yes...that's little old me for a change. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ken



Excited to hear Destroyer's new release Ken. Always loves me some Destroyer with Dan Bejar's writing and excellent sense of timing, melody and a healthy sense of musical eras to mine. In this one he mentioned being inspired by late and post Tatcher England heavy on the goth sound recalling, The Church and The Cure, Oasis.  A must listen I have to say.  I was so inspired that  ended up remixing some bits and pieces form my favorite parts of from the release. It's a little rough with some glitches here and there but I'm pleased with it...Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Above My Head


Fall is here and here is a new edit from '80s goth dance outfit Blancmange. The original was played heavily at club AREA in Tribeca. The golden age of clubbing. I put a twist with some electronic strings. I have to say that I'm starting to feel more confident on instruments. Hope you enjoy
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Hall of Mirrors


Here is a new remix. A take on Kraftwerk's Hall of Mirrors with some added elements. Hope you enjoy!



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jack Da House


Need a House break? Here is new edit from Chicago House Classic by Femme Fion's  "Jack The House". Enjoy!



Monday, September 25, 2017

Disco Break

Here is another version/edit I did to get you start the week. I'm really happy with the string arrangements for added drama. I'm starting to feel much  more confident with this side of production! Enjoy...


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Space Bass (Glamjack's Let No Man Put Asunder Remix)

Pencil drawing on paper by Jack Rivas
Here a Disco break to get you through the weekend with all the craziness in the world. This  is a remix I've always wanted to make of the epic disco classic "Space Bass" by Slick. I was inspired by Dan Shake's "To The Love" where he used a similar loop from Space Bass and added some  "Love Thang" by First Choice.  So I though it would be cool to a similar angle  using their "Let No Man Put Asunder" and of course I ended up with a 15 min long remix keeping the madness of the originals. Enjoy

It's My Life (Glamjack's Edit)

As I promised here is an edit of this dance floor classic by Talk Talk. When this song was released,  it was an environmental anthem in regards to saving animals. Now it seems poignant to rehash this song  with all the catastrophic natural disasters we have been facing.  This  beautiful song has gotten me through all the craziness that's happening lately. Mother Earth is furious and she is feeling exhausted. My heart goes out to every one who has been affected and rest in power all the lives lost!

Aritst: Takako Tsuji, watercolor on paper

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It's My Life

How incredible was to hear this song on a proper sound system yesterday at Output for 718 Session with Danny Krivit on duty serving a whole lot of proper classics for what it  was one of the best Sessions in a long time.  There was also some interesting and refreshing mixing which I haven't heard in a while. Thank you Danny for bring it back Brooklyn style! The sound system was amazing. I have to say hands down Output has the best sound system in the city along with Analog. It was a special evening with and amazing amount of crowd, great energy, and great air.  I lost myself in a good way on the dance floor and someone approached me and said it's just like the Mudd Club and I just played along. Cheers to being alive and still enjoying a good night of clubbing! I'm thinking of remixing this one...coming soon! Enjoy


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dos Gardenias

Disco Monk AKA Glamjack

I'm turning 50 tomorrow! It is a blessing to have another birthday! I don't normally do selfies so here I go  and this is best angle at this point. Thank you and of course the music for making my life so magical during good and bad times. I was feeling a bit nostalgic and wanted to make a remix of Spanish song so I made a remix of "Dos Gardenias" a classic bolero written in 1945 by Cuban composer and pianist Isolina Carrillo. This version was interpreted by Angel Canales in 1979.  The loop is from "Love You Can't Deny", a late '90s hard pounding house track from Ultra Nate! This is bolero house for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!




Dos gardenias para ti
Con ellas quiero decir
Te quiero, te adoro, mi vida
Ponle todas tu atención
Que serán tu corazón y el mio
Dos gardenias para ti
Que tendrán todo el calor de un beso
De esos besos que te di
Y que jamas te encontrarán
En el calor de otro querer
A tu lado vivirán y te hablarán
Como cuando estás conmigo
Y hasta creerán
Que te dirán te quiero.
Pero si un atardecer
Las gardenias de mi amor se mueren
Es porque han adivinado
Que tu amor me ha atraicionado
Porque existe otro querer
A tu lado vivirán y se hablarán
Como cuando estás conmigo
Y hasta creerán
Que te dirán te quiero.
Pero si un atardecer
Las gardenias de mi amor se mueren
Es porque han adivinado
Que tu amor me ha atraicionado
Porque existe otro querer
Es porque han adivinado
Que tu amor me ha atraicionado
Porque existe otro querer

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Supersonic


We're J.J.Fad and we're here to rock....Here is new take on their epic free/style rap "Supersonic". Enjoy!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore



 Here is a long (very long take) on a very pivotal song in my life. This was released in 1999 from their underrated Nightlife album. I was going through a very hard break up with someone I love dearly. Pet Shop Boys just released a newly mastered version of this song with some other great extra tracks added. This was one of my favorites and had to pay homage to this song that helped me get through a very hard time. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pieces of Me

Here is remix that encapsulates some parts of yours truly through this canopy of songs. Enjoy!





featuring songs from Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bebel Gilberto, New Order, Tangerine Dream, Hercules and Love Affair, Harry Cho Cho Romero feat. Robert Owens, Robert Owens, Impedance, Carmen Miranda, Sueno Latino, Idris Muhammad and Biddu Orchestra.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Inventory


Here is total detour, experimenting with voice and incorporating my own writing. Enjoy!
Inventory
....invent a story of a fractured youth..
permeating with hope
a little delusional a times
with a touch of irony
transgressive and visual 
striving or organic creativity

Spacial Illusions

Rotating glances
spinning in the night
momentary seduction
etched in fantasy
with ring of truth
and devotion
passion for crafts
uncontrollable hands
transformative plasticity
with sounds of nostalgia
effortless reflexions 
looking a the mirror
searching deep into 
the eye

Friday, August 18, 2017

Work It Out Somehow Mix



Hereis a new one, forever the optimist " Work It Out Somehow Mix" and enjoy the tail end of Summer! Much Love

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Transfer

Here is a new twist on a song that I love from iconic synth pop duo Pet Shop Boys from their Fundamental album released in 2007.    This song is now included on of their newly released remastered digital and vinyl bundle including some great that were never released before. Here is an extended version from this sweet one minute four seconds of a song called "Transfer". Enjoy!


Friday, August 4, 2017

Happy Friday with DomX

Here is a new remix/mix hot off the oven. Hope you enjoy it in it's eclectic moods, eccentricity and experimental spirit. Enjoy

and here are the more proper remixes: Enjoy!


Sunday, July 23, 2017

I'm Hot 4 U



Here is a brand new song "I'm Hot 4 U" and it comes along with a video rehashing some vintage 1995 videos from my Parsons years featuring the fabulous Machine Dazzle.
....nostalgia suits my aesthetics but not my soul...



Saturday, July 15, 2017

FiredUP

Here is one dear to my nightlife heart, this song pretty much epitomized the late '90s house sound with  fierce diva vocals by Pamala Williams  with a hard pounding dark tribal beat by house masters Oscar Gaetan and Ralph Falcon known as Murk and in this case under the alias of Funky Green Dogs. Pamala left the group right after the release of this album and was replaced by Tamara Wallace. Here is a new twist of this epic dance floor anthem. Johnny Dynnell played this a lot at Jackie 60's. Enjoy 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Discophotography: Paradise Garage

Photo: Bill Bernstein

Happy Friday! Let's start the weekend with "Starchild" by Level 42.
Enjoy!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Soul Summit 17



the real Brooklyn converges





Free


Last night went to Battle Hymn and saw Ultra Nate perform her anthem "Free". Inspired by this late 90's tune, here is a new take of this uplifting dance track. Enjoy!

Friday, July 7, 2017

State of 808

Paying homage to dance/techno pioneers 808 State with these couple of remixes of the seminal track "Pacific State" which turned the key and took house and techno into another level.  Inspired by this past Friday, I went to the Body & Soul outdoor event at Governor's Island which featured Detroit's own Underground Resistance reminding us that during the '90s, House went many directions creating a new aural concepts sound that blurred the lines between House, electronic, jazz, ambient and techno.  Arriving during sunset, the event was amazing on such a beautiful balmy night while dancing in the moonlight, amidst the dusty ground and incredible lighting giving the whole experience an early '90's Rave vibe.  Highlights included: Underground Resistance doing an amazing live set, then the fabulous trio of Clausell, Krivit and Kevorkian doing their thing with "Love Saves the Day" by Whitney Houston, "My First Mistake" by the Chi-Lites, Level 42's "Starchild", Janet Jackson's "Together Again"  and of course the original "Pacific State" from 808 State which  I think encapsulates the whole evening experience. So here are two twisted takes on the amazing song! Enjoy

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mouhamadou Bamba


Happy belated July 4th. Here is new one hot of the oven celebrating freedom and summer. A little bit of dubstep here and there with Black UhuruOrchestra Baobab sprinkled with some marimba from yours truly. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Happy Pride 2017

"Glamourina" Drawing from an Acid Lollipops video still
Time to celebrate being different more than ever. Time to take a stand, there a lot of work that needs to be done! Will you "Follow Me"?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

About Last Night: Analog


Last night I went to Analog in Brooklyn to hear Danny Krivit...it has been quite some time since I venture out dancing. Loved the space, the sound system and the enthusiastic dancing crowd.  A much needed club dancing fix.  Here is one inspired from the night. Isolee's "Beau Mot Page" which sounded so incredibly fresh and added Cluster & Eno's "Die Bunge" sprinkled with some First Choice for added measures. Enjoy

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Convo


Here is great new one titled "Convo" where I'm playing with some cool loops...Enjoy

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tambien

Here is a song that is doing well on my Soundcloud. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

You Got To Try

This is a very nice one from Paris Green remixed by Steve Bug from their You Got To Try EP released on Crosstown Rebels. The original is also stunning. Enjoy!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Rock The Nation


Here is a new take on Matt Warren's Chicago house classic "Rock The Nation".  Btw, that's yours truly a the ripe age of 29 taken at Jones Beach taken by my dear friend and ex-partner in crime Alfonso Tarazona.  I must say I looked very mantastic serving some 
Marlon Brando realness here.
Enjoy!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dance

Here is a new take on one of my favorites from photo dance puck band ESG. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Deep Distance

"The Fishkills". Watercolor on paper by Jack Rivas

Channeling the beauty of one of Manuel Gottsching's masterpieces. During the '70's he masterminded the sound of Ashra. Here is a simple remix adding some beats to this balearic classic. Enjoy!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Disco TV: Northern Soul Re-visited


Looooooving this! This Gucci promotional video captures the spirit of Northern Soul with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 
"The Night".

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Strange Love

"Two Spirited"

Here is re-work-edit of the Depeche Mode's classic and sexy "Strange Love".  It's pretty stripped off any vocals, enhance the drama of the original with some cool organs.  Enjoy!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Aoe Cara Carao E


Here is new one! Enjoy!

P.S. This a pic of yours truly from 1989 wearing a blouse and furry bell bottoms I picked up at a New Orleans thrift store. This was taken right at the cusp of becoming a wall flower. Literally...lol. 
Happy Easter



Friday, April 14, 2017

New Order: Radio City Hall


Last night pioneers of '80s post punk and electronic dance music New Order graced the Radio City Hall stage and didn't disappoint the fans. They even closed up the show with  a couple of Joy Division classics. Here is a pre-concert inspired remix I did the day before of "Your Silent Face"  which is one of my all time favorites from their catalogue. Enjoy!
 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

PRS

Happy weekend! Here is a remix hot of the oven at this here music bakery. I'm paying tribute to  two of my favorite Disco Queens Donna Summer and Grace Jones while pedaling some twisted turns playing around with some instruments and voice. A journey into sound while flipping the script. Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Rhythm Solitude


Feeling dramatic so here is a brand new remix of Sarah Vaughn's Solitude over a loop from Spin & Flow's Universal Rhythm.  Enjoy!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bam Bam

Snow day here in got to work on some finishing some tracks. Here the outcome! Enjoy

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Noticed Me Missing You Blind

Here is a sort of oldie from the vaults as I was clearing some files to make more space. Enjoy!


Monday, February 27, 2017

Paloma Cuccuruccucu

Art by Jack Rivas


Congratulations "Moonlight" for winning best picture!  Here is a song that I remixed a while back that was actually featured in the movie.  It was also featured in Pedro Almodovar's Habla Con Ella. This is a Latin American classic done by Brazilian crooner Caetano Velososo. This version is more ear friendly than the original remix I did in 2005. I also added  Maya  Angelou's poem I Rise over an organ. This was definitely inspired by this great movie.  Enjoy!



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Music Is The Answer.

Art by Jack Rivas
....music is the answer to  your problems....this is Celeda and Danny Tenaglia  collaborating in 1998 making a end of '90s house classic.   A match made in House music heaven! Here it is with a new twist! Enjoy


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy 47th Anniversary NYC Loft!

David Mancuso 


Today marks the 47th Anniversary of the legendary NYC Loft  and the first without it's founder, the late David Mancuso.   Here is one as a homage. A reworked Manu Dibango's classic "New Bell". Love Saves The Day. Happy Valentines Day and  enjoy!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Congrats Louie Vega!

Congratulations Louie Vega on your Grammy nomination. It's nice to know that House music, specially Deep House still thrives and sounds very healthy to our ears. Inside and outside of our houses.  It's quite a feast to have such an amazing line up of legendary house vocalist such as Jocelyn Brown, AdevaCaron Wheeler, Kenny Bobien, Soul Clap just to name a few for this beautifully produced tracks from this legendary House music DJ/Producer. Here is a little taste.  House Music Will Never Die!



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Disco Photography: Arthur Russell

This is awesome! Thank you Tim Lawrence for posting this! "Let's Go Swimming" by the great Arthur Russell and mixed with love by Walter Gibbons from 1986. Indeed this was one the most interesting of dance songs ever made. This sounds so fresh still! Enjoy




Monday, February 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Disco Monk!


Hard to believe Disco Monk turns 7 years old! To celebrate here is this quirky remix I did this past June that I never released.  Enjoy and here is to many many years of Disco Monk.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

State of Grace

You can tell I'm on Grace Jones kick. Here is a remix hot off the oven! Enjoy!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Disco TV 1980: Damas y caballeros...En vivo desde Chile la Sra. Grace Jones!





Senores y Senoras. La reina de la onda Disco! Grace Jones!


 
And here is the entire show. A must see for all of Grace children!


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Club Ofra Haza

Here is an oldie from the vaults featuring the great Israeli diva Ofra Haza using some club classics. Enjoy



Thursday, January 26, 2017

RIP Mary Tyler Moore


One my favorite TV icons Mary Tyler Moore.  She even had a voguing anthem after her by Franklin Fuentes.  Rest in Peace beautiful lady! 


Monday, January 23, 2017