Thursday, April 17, 2014

Give It To Me

Moulton Music's Homero Espinosa just dropped a new single featuring Random Soul's Yogi on vocals. It's deep, vocal and best served late in the night. He's giving away a free download of another recent track to celebrate - grab that below! Give It To Me is available now on Traxsource and soon on Juno Download.

Free DL alert:


The new single:




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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Makin' Love

Marvin & Guy dropping a mid-tempo groover for your Summer 2014 playlist. Just ain't nothin' like makin' love...



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Friday, April 11, 2014

Where Do We Go?

Jacques Renault touched up Ten City a bit, shining a spotlight on the piano groove. You're definitely going to hear this in Superprince's set at The Magic Message's 4 Year Anniversary party tonight.



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Straight Ahead

A quick, tough little boogie groove...

The Nick Straker Band - Straight Ahead (Instrumental Reprise)
MediafireZippyshare • 1982


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

On The Beach


Joakim - On The Beach (Official Video) by TIGERSUSHIRECORDS
The first single from Joakim's new album, Tropics Of Love, is a vocoded cover of Neil Young's On The Beach. Download it from Joakim's Soundcloud and order the 12" from Juno.



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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lost Weekend with Joey Negro


Aaaaaaaaand the super secret guest for Lost Weekend on Sunday is none other than Joey Negro!!! His first time in NYC in 10 years was last night at Le Bain, and now he's doing a special set at Razor-N-Tape's Lost Weekend. It's a rare opportunity to catch Joey in an intimate setting. Don't sleep on this. More info on the party here. Also, enter to win a Z Records prize pack here!
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Where Love Lives


As I'm sure you know, we lost Frankie Knuckles, a legendary house music innovator, this week. Here's a commemorative edit from Dimitri From Paris for your tribute set this weekend:


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Just Let Go

Those of you who check DBJ regularly know that we've been following The SyntheTigers since their inception, from their days of disco edits to their first original tracks. Hell, Superprince even contributed a remix to their first release! I think the 'Tigers have an impressive body of work, but they somehow took it to a whole new level with Just Let Go. Maybe it's the addictive Baby Wants To Ride-esque synth, maybe it's Tobirus Mozelle's amazing vocals, or maybe it's the insane remixes from the legendary Mr. V. I'm thinking it's all of the above and more! The SyntheTigers original version is their best work yet, and Mr. V delivers the goods with his remixes.

Grab a free download of Mr. V's remix and listen to samples of the entire release below. It's available now on Traxsource and soon on Juno Download.

Pro-tip: My favorites are the original mix and Mr. V's Broken-Down Main Mix.

Free download alert!


And check out previews of the entire release:



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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fresh Coastin' - This Weekend



Hitting up the West Coast this weekend for a string of gigs - will I see you there?

4/4/14
Jack @ The Eagle
w/ Pavone
Seattle, WA

4/5/14
Go Bang! @ The Stud
w/ Sergio Fedasz, Steve Fabus & Emily Coulson
San Francisco, CA

4/7/14
Motown On Mondays @ Madrone
w/ Timoteo, Gordo Cabeza and The Captain Hat
San Francisco, CA

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Robert Lux & Todd Edwards Remixes


This is a big record for me for a few reasons - first, it is the debut of my new alter-ego "Michael The Lion," who you will be hearing a lot more from in the near future. Second, it's a really great record by a great duo - Robert Lux and Todd Edwards. Third, it is an absolutely devastating remix lineup - Pat Lok and Pittsburgh Track Authority are both shooting stars in their respective lanes. It doesn't get much better!

The original and the Pat Lok remixes are both free - take a listen, buy a copy and support independent music!

iTunes | Amazon | Beatport | Juno

Robert Lux & Todd Edwards - I've Still Got Sunshine (Remixes) by Young Robots Records

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Monday, March 31, 2014

YR019 Limited Vinyl



You may recall a little 13 song compilation called Philadelphia Maneto that I put out last summer - if you liked that, listen in, because this week I'm here to tell you about two spin-off projects that you will probably dig.

The first is a limited edition, silk-screened, hand-numbered vinyl EP featuring the above songs, which you can download for FREE.  If you support independent music, please purchase a 12"!  You can mail order them world-wide from Turntable Lab or the Young Robots discogs store. You can buy them at brick-and-mortar locations in Philadelphia (and at TTL's flagship in NYC).

Many thanks for your support!  Later this week I will be telling you about another YR release and some West Coast shows I will be playing this weekend!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Soft Rock For Hard Times

If you are a fan of soulful music and grooves from unlikely places, then I highly recommend you listen to Soft Rock For Hard Times! My partner from Universal Cave, Brian Cassidy, and Ryan Todd from Robotique put together a breezy mix of soft rock deadstock and AOR obscurities for Dream Chimney's Mix Of The Week. It's all killer & no filler here Jammers - don't miss this one! Stream and download the mix from Soundcloud below. And for the most dedicated mixtape fans, copies of the limited edition cassette are available here.



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Friday, March 21, 2014

Universal Cave Edits Sampler


We are launching Universal Cave's vinyl imprint soon. Here's a sampler of our three forthcoming 7" singles featuring edits of Forward, Deep & Free music for maximum summertime spins. Soft rock for hard times, slow grooves for mellow moods and chainsaw Euro funk brought to you by disco duos D. Lord & Werner Williams, JAZ & Party Dad, and Universal Cave. I'll post more info on the release dates soon. Until then, enjoy this little taste and show some love on the cloud.



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A) D. Lord - Start The World 
B) Werner Williams - You've Got Style

A) J.A.Z. - Crash Boom

B) Party Dad - Dream Dance

A) Universal Cave - Around The Bend

B) Universal Cave - Riding

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Springtime Cave Jams Chart

I have a new chart on Juno, featuring lots of new music and quality reissues. Go buy some records!




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The Music Of His Dance

DBJ homie, Synthetiger & Go Banger Sergio let me know about an interesting compilation that features the 'Tigers. Friends With Benefits Records & Big Joy put together a  collection of poet & filmmaker James Broughton's work paired with productions by Horse Meat Disco's Severino, The Synthetigers & more. In their words:
The compilation aims to renew interest in James Broughton’s legacy of freedom, acceptance, and following your own weird by sampling his spoken word poetry in the context of modern deep house.
Check out sample of the compilation below. Warning: some of James' words are NSFW.






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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Luxxury Edits


As you all well know, I've made quite my share of edits in my day, and I can say pretty confidently that the dude Luxxury is by far the most impressive disco editor in the game the last year or so. It's not even close. Here are a few of my favorites.







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Lost Weekend Vinyl Giveaway

Free vinyl alert!!! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Razor-N-Tape's latest 7" - Outta Sight ft. remixes by Kan Sano & Freddie Joachim on Razor-N-Tape 45. S&H are covered, so no sweat! Also, be sure to get lost in the music this Sunday 3/23 at Lost Weekend, a disco dance party hosted by Razor-N-Tape / Deep&Disco honchos JKriv and Aaron Dae, plus early vibes by DJ Bruce (Strong NYC) at the303 on their sweet Void Sound System! Because #sundaysarefordancing.  Full details here: FB Event Page. It's free w/ RSVP!

All entries must be submitted by 7PM EST 3/23/2014
Make sure to share the contest to increase your win chances




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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 2014 Go Bang Set

Here's my set from Go Bang! in San Francisco a couple weeks ago. It was my third time playing GB, and that party just gets better and better! The crowd comes for the music & comes to dance, Sergio & Steve are excellent hosts and the sound system was proper. I feel lucky to be working with these guys! You can also hear sets from residents Sergio Fedasz & Steve Fabus and San Diego edit master Glenn Rivera at Go Bang!'s Soundcloud.



01. Gwen McCrae - All This Love That I'm Giving
02. Gino Soccio - Try It Out
03. Change - A Lover's Holiday (JM Jackmaster DJ-Friendly Re-Edit)
04. Tantra - Get Happy
05. Punkin Machine - I Need You Tonight (H-Track Edit)
06. So True (JKriv's Sunny Slice)
[forthcoming on Razor-N-Tape]
07. Tata Vega - Get It Up For Love (Superprince Edit)
[Free Download]
08. The Rhythm Makers - Soul On Your Side (Personify's Boogie Edit)
[Free Download]
09. Chantel Curtis - Get Another Love
10. Air Power - Be Yourself
11. Sons of Robin Stone - I Need It Bad
12. Into The Grove (Dimitri From Brooklyn Edit)
[Available on Razor-N-Tape]
13. Digital Emotion - Get Up, Do You Wanna Funk
14. Lorraine Johnson - Feed The Flame (Superprince Edit)
[Free Download]
15. C.O.M.B.I. - Loving Ecstasy
16. Bonnie Oliver - Come Inside My Love
17. First Choice - The Player (Classic Vocal)
18. Eddy Grant - Nobody's Got Time (Misiu Edit)
19. Teddy Pendergrass - You Can't Hide From Yourself (Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Version)
20. Snatch - Another Brick In The Wall (Superprince Edit)
[Free Download]
21. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face
22. Ashford & Simpson - One More Try


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alliance Upholstery



Talk about doing it right! Alliance Upholstery's debut 12" features balearic journeymen Greeen Linez, with all-star remixes from Sorcerer, Jacques Renault & Moon B. Impressive line-up, right? Hibiscus Pacific originally debuted on Greeen Linez's 2012 album Things That Fade, but this is it's first appearance on vinyl. Alliance Upholstery's going to be furnishing plenty of DJ's crates with these jams!

Go on a quick nostalgic journey through 1980s Japan & beyond with the video above, and stream excerpts of each of the mixes below. The 12" drops later this month, so go ahead and preorder it from Juno! Also, follow Alliance Upholstery on Soundcloud & Facebook.








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Monday, March 17, 2014

Venice Beach - Closer - Plus DJ Apt One Italo Remix


Italo groove alert! Here's a new remix I did for French edit-masters Venice Beach.  It's out now worldwide.  Vocals are courtesy of Lavinia Claws, remixes by Futurewife, Lazaro Casanova and your's truly!
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Tonight (JKriv Rework)

Grab your dancing shoes and sprinkle some baby powder on the floor, because JKriv of Razor-N-Tape and Deep & Disco (and bassist for Escort!) just unleashed a top shelf party time disco rework. Grab a free download, follow him on Soundcloud and pick up some of his 12"s from Juno.




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Friday, March 14, 2014

Train In Vain (Superprince Edit)

We took one of my favorite songs of all time and made a straight forward mixable, reinforced version of the timeless classic for the DJs. Grab a free download from Soundcloud & remember to like, repost and follow us on Soundcloud!



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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Misiu's Love Thing

Get the love talk flowing with Misiu's great filtered slow burner...




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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Emerald Waves Vol. 1

Emerald Waves, a collection of "19 tracks to drift into space with a smile on your face," dropped this week. It features Beat Broker, Skatebard, Ajello & the debut of Jeffrey Levi Fry aka Peter Dragontail's Italo alter ego, Garry Gazzelle. Preview his track & the rest of the collection below, & buy Emerald Waves at Juno Download.







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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DJ Apt One - White Light 95



As you may remember, I did a mix for the amazing White Light series with RCMP a few years back. I'm very fortunate to have been able to do another, this time as DJ Apt One.

This mix is special for a few reasons. For one, this is the first place you can hear music by my new "alter-ego" Michael The Lion - a remix for Robert Lux and Todd Edwards that will be out this spring. Yes, the house legend, Daft Punk collaborator and Grammy winner Todd Edwards. That guy. This is the first tiny bit of a very big and time-consuming project that will hopefully see the light soon.

More importantly, this mixseries is one of the few that encourages really high-concept musical curation. The guys who run it ask people to emphasize the concepts of light and space into their mixes. My mix with RCMP contained lots of found sound from the 1960s space program and it was designed to evoke feelings of unease. This mix is a bit more terrestrial, but every bit as far-reaching. Here's the blurb I wrote for White Light, followed by the tracklist. You can find a link to the mix at the bottom.


“This mix is a meditation on the seasons and the emotions they evoke. Earth’s orbit and the physical principle of conservation of energy philosophically are at a disconnect with my ideas about life’s linearity. The White Light mix I did with RCMP explored the cold conflict between the technological human and the cosmos. Now, I want to bring things back to Earth and musically detail the more immediate and tangible – the dark and the rosy, as well as the organic. This mix also contains the debut track from Michael the Lion, a new alias of mine. The program is in five movements.”

Tracklisting:

Movement 1 – Snow / Reflections
1. Excerpts from “A Year in the Wilderness”
2. Cocteau Twins – The Thinner The Air
3. The Three Degrees – Collage

Movement 2 – Spring / Storm
4. Yellow Sunshine – All Along the Seashore
5. Curtis Mayfield & The Staples Singers – After Sex
6. Kan Sano – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
7. Burnso – Bad News From the Stars
8. Serge Gainsbourg – Bad News From the Stars

Movement 3 – Dog Days / Introspection
9. DJ Apt One f/ Shadoe – Willing Interlude
10. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Willing
11. Dennis Parker – Like an Eagle
12. Herb Alpert – Rotation

Movement 4 – Autumn / Mercurial
13. Chris Rea – Josephine (Chris Coco Edit)
14. Elyas Khan – Bells (Instrumental)
15. Robert Lux & Todd Edwards – I’ve Still Got Sunshine (Michael the Lion Remix)
16. Kon & The Gang – Sunlight

Movement 5 – Earth / Cycle
17. Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Tree (Terje Edit)
18. Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots



White Light Mix 95 - DJ Apt One [whitelightmixes.com]

 RELATED: White Light 63- RCMP

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