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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

It's All Right



Forever the optimistic. Here is a classic acid house take on the original classic Sterling Void and  Pet Shop Boys "It's Alright". This  acidic version of such anthem from the DJ International mixes appeals to the healing and  positive powers of music yet it feels at times claustrophobic and filled with trepidation which seems poignant at this times we  are live in!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thinking of a master plan

 Here is a Hip Hop dance classic by Eric B & Rakim featuring the late amazing Ofra Haza to get you geared up for MLK Weekend. This was huge in the clubs during the early '90s. It was hard to resist! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

RIP Dear George Michael

Better late than never! Yes, it has been a while. Holiday travels has kept me from giving this some love. It's hard to start the New Year  and not miss all the incredible people in music we lost in 2016! Then George Michael joins the pantheon of  music geniuses. So sad! This amazing songwriter, musician and pop icon left us so many incredible songs about love, heartbreak,  raw emotion, passion, sex, spiritually and a healthy dose of kindness for our world.  Listen Without Prejudice  is by far one of the best albums of the '90s. His ballads alone are so brilliant with that gorgeous, unique, soulful white boy voice that became a soundtrack for so many of us! His covers were nothing short of brilliant! And lastly his amazing dance tunes that graced and shook every dance floors starting with the Wham!  1983 debut Fantastic (the entire album is pure dance silly abandon), then their heart pounding pleading "Everything She Wants" from Make It Big (a classic house song in my book) to the amazing solo work of "I Want Your Sex" (the break was pure bliss to dance to), "Monkey" (...another unforgettable break) and then "Too Funky" and "Freedom '91" (both voguing anthems in my book), "Waiting for the Day" (A warm late night dance floor closer in my book)  then the fabulously chic forget me nots  "Fast Love" (...this one was pure runway darling) then the frantic coming out "so what" post Disco "Outside" to the great "Flawless" (....a remake of The Ones's 00's dance floor anthem).  I'm sure there are some other great ones that I didn't mention yet they all made the dance floors unforgettable.





 

...and so that is how we close 2016! The year of  many losses specifically when we loss so many  music greats! They left a big dent in Dance Music!  So, here is to a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!