Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hooked


Hooked returns to Liason Room at Front Street Cafe on Friday! Get the lowdown.



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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

A Délicieuse TKO Dance Debut



Délicieuse Musique debuted our edit of one of our favorite disco classics, TKO Dance, from our new collection of edits on Razor-N-Tape. Pick up the 12" at Juno!



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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Human Emotion Video



It looks like Jex had a lovely day in the new Human Emotion video, complete with a dance party at Gold Diggers in Hollywood. Looking forward to having our own dance party on Saturday at The Dolphin in Philadelphia!

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Special Sauce on Limonadier



Many thanks to Paris' Limonadier for posting "Special Sauce" from the new Superprince Edits Pt. 2 12" on Razor-N-Tape!
"Thanks to Razor-N-Tape for letting us premiere this astonishing edit from Superprince, soon to be released on their EP "Superprince Edits Pt. 2, which will mark the 34th release of one of Brooklyn finest label. Jeffrey Levi Fry & Shawn Ryan aka Superprince are providing us with a track of great quality. The vocals have been respected, it is not just some chops and cuts, the work made here goes beyond and really sublimate the original. Thanks guys, we are simply delighted."

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

You Are Here on La.Ga.Sta



Thank you to Athen's Last Gas Station for debuting "You Are Here" from Superprince's new Razor-N-Tape 12"!
"Philadelphia’s own edit kings Superprince, the duo of Shawn Ryan and Jeff Fry, Known for their sharp productions and eclectic edits and remixes, return with their second release for Brooklyn’s label Razor’n’Tape. The pair’s new offering, an EP of four quality edits, finds Superprince in fine form, deliverings some serious heat on the dancefloor. Our favorite cut from the release is “You Are Here”, a sun-kissed disco groover, guaranteed to find a place in your record bag. This killer edit will get some serious rotations on our car stereo this sping. Blast it above, exlusively on La.Ga.Sta."

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jex Opolis in Philadelphia


More info on the Facebook event and on Resident Advisor






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Keep It Real on Sloth Boogie



Cheers to London's Sloth Boogie for the premier and kind words on "Keep It Real" from Superprince's new 12" on Razor-N-Tape!

"Back for another round, Philadelphia edit heavyweights Superprince are pulling no punches on their 2nd EP for the Brooklyn disco powerhouse label. The absolute monster 'Keep It Real' is our pick off the superb EP. A sunny slice of Californian disco, with more vibes than Roy Ayers and one hell of a sax solo. We wouldn't expect anything less from the the boys over at RNT!"

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

HIdin' in the Highlife



New mix alert: Take a trip from the seaside to the steakhouse and back again with “Hidin’ in the Highlife.” Dive in and take a dip, but don’t cramp up from the saccharine cocktails and stale pretzels - we’re here to get loose. Bask in the warmth of grooves from the sandy beaches of Katama, Massachusetts, the smokey hotel lounges of Minneapolis, and poolside cabanas of Frankfurt. So “get on a plane and let your doubts behind you” - it's time for “drinking coladas and having’ a good time!”

Tracklist at AORDisco.com

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Brooklyn this Saturday!

Universal Cave & Nippon Leagues will be in Brooklyn at Starvue this Saturday. I'm psyched to play on their lovely Klipsch system! More info on Facebook and Resident Advisor.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

2 Much Money

RIYL: Slow-motion money music for the late-capitalist dancefloor.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

WKDU 2017 Electronic Music Marathon


WKDU's Electronic Music Marathon returns this weekend! Universal Cave is up to bat on Friday from 9 to 10pm, Michael The Lion is up on Monday from 5 to 6pm, and plenty of other DBJ friends and family are participating throughout the weekend. All proceeds raised by the marathon will be donated to Philly AIDS Thrift. See the full schedule here and tune in a wkdu.org.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Psychic City


A useful indie dance retouch by Monk-One. Act fast - DLs open for a limited time.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Invisible Starlight




A new Universal Cave 45 hit shelves this week! Invisible Starlight is a ripping tune by an unknown midwestern funk outfit with a driving backbeat and soaring horns. It sounds like Ohio to us, but we can't be certain. 

However, we are sure that this band must have rocked local bowling alleys and lounges wherever they went. Universal Cave is proud to present our edit to our fellow 45 loving movers and groovers.

On the flip, The Beat Broker rounds out the original with his signature style and an impeccable ear. The Kind Dub's sun drenched delay and reinforced drums ensure that Invisible Starlight will shine on any dancefloor. 

Skeme Richards, the Nostalgia King, had some kind words for it. Read the review here.


Buy links:

∞ UK ∞

∞ USA ∞

∞ EU ∞

∞ 日本 ∞



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Awesome Tape in Philadelphia



Universal Cave is opening up for Awesome Tapes From Africa on Saturday night. More info on the party hereCheck out their RA mix for a taste of what's to come:



And be sure to pick up their highly anticipated Alec "Om" Khaoli reissue:




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Monday, September 11, 2017

PBR Citywide Festival on Saturday


Universal Cave is DJing the PBR Arcade Bar at Project Pabst Philadelphia's Citywide Fest on Saturday afternoon. Get more info and tickets here and here.


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Friday, August 11, 2017

The Times


Going 5am strong and beyond tonight in Brewerytown tonight with the These Things Take Time crew! More info here.


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Michael The Lion EP (Soul Clap Records)



Happy to announce the release of the self-titled Michael The Lion 12" EP, which has been trickling out to various vinyl outlets over the past week. This record is the culmination of a few years worth of tinkering and experimentation with the Michael The Lion project - live instruments and voice alongside classic disco textures - all with a positive vibe. Wonderful lyrics and melodies from Amy Douglas and a fire remix from Bosq, whose work I've long admired. Uplifting vibes for a time when lift is sorely needed.

A digital release, with a special pair of remixes from DJ Bruce is now out as well!

Buy it at the following fine retailers:

VINYL:

Crew Love Store (US) | Bandcamp | Juno | Halcyon | Phonica | Kudos Records

DIGITAL:

iTunes | Juno | Beatport | Traxsource | Amazon

PS. Thank you to Amy Douglas, Ben Woods, Rick Gabriel, Jeff Fry, Sam Posner, Lora Reehling, Soul Clap Eli, Soul Clap Charlie and Del for their help getting this record together!





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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cavecast Returns Tonight!


CAVECAST 17: DUST + DIGNITY
with : Dr. Bruce Campbell Jr. aka DJ Junior (Record Breakin' Music / Eavesdrop Radio)

CaveCast is a series of live recordings hosted by Universal Cave, featuring DJs telling stories and playing records that illustrate their craft and the music they love. This series is a way to document the vibrant music scene of the Philadelphia DJs whose diggings and obsessions provide the soundtrack to the late night parties all around the city. Tonight features Dust + Dignity, an educational experience promoting dialogue + advancing social justice through the exploration of the relationship between music and visual art.

Tonight at 8pm at Scratch DJ Academy (209 Chestnut St). No cover!

Please RSVP here!




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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Big Plans on Ban Ban



Brian from Universal Cave recorded a mix for Dr. Rob's radio show. Read a great breakdown of the selections here.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Peace Patrol



At long last I finally made a mix of some wavey favs!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Bruce Is My Sanctuary



A warm, funky, weird, international acid trip for your ears.

This mix was inspired by a couple things – the first was that I spend a lot of time in dance music centered environments. The untz untz, while I love it, can get a little overwhelming for me after hours or while traveling. So, for a lot of the mixes I've done lately, I have taken a more hi-fi home listening / headphone experience approach so that you can wiggle around in your underwear while you clean your house, decompress post-gig, or have a trusty audio travel companion.

The second source of inspiration was looking back at a collection of mixes I recorded at a summer residency I had two years ago at a fancy, highbrow rooftop pool. The only reason I like gigs like that is because you're strictly there to set a vibe, and not pressured by a dance floor... and the view is nice, of course. I revisit those recordings often – they consist of a lot of dub, African, Latin and Brazilian funk and disco – you know, balearic stuff. Fit for a hot afternoon by any body of water.

This mix was recorded to cassette tape and then digitize, this is the result!

For TRACKLIST > bit.ly/2pGPDpz

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