Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What's New

Another edition of Homero Espinosa's quality DJ edits of house classics!


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tudo Bem / Luanda

Sao Paulo’s SELVAGEM drop a masterful double sider for Universal Cave 004. “Tudo Bem” is sunny, soulful AOR bliss. A tribute to a favorite Brazilian musician and an update for contemporary rotation. “Luanda” is hypnotic, psychedelic tropicalia. Truly digging deep, SELVAGEM give Universal Cave a taste of the Forward Deep & Free sounds of Balnearico from Brazil. Balnearico is the fusion of balearic and "balneário," the Portuguese word that is synonymous with beach.

LIMITED 7" AVAILABLE NOW!



LIMITED 7" AVAILABLE NOW!
∞ USA ∞

∞ UK ∞

∞ Deutschland ∞

∞ 日本 ∞

∞ More retailers soon! ∞
• vinyl only • no digital •


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March Cave Jams

I've been seeking refuge from winter in Philadelphia in warm sounds of the past. Here's a chart of them, featuring a bunch of top notch reissues and reedits worth buying. Quality releases from DJ Vas & The Planty Herbs onRazor-N-Tape, Cultures of Soul's excellent new compilation, Christian Beetz's new edits, Invisible City Sound System, Messalina Records, Macadam Mambo, Mukatsuku Records, and of course Selvagem's new 45 on Universal Cave! 




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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Universal Cave on Ain't No Big Thing Radio

Universal Cave was on DJ Shmeejay's Ain't No Big Thing radio on Sunday. The first hour is our mix of demented and inept continental grooves, followed by Shmeejay throwing down some more delights for the diggers. Stream or download the whole show from Soundcloud, or just grab U Cave's mix here



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Hooked at Franky Bradley's

On Saturday night, we've got a new night at a new club with a new sound system and a bunch of new and old records. Join me, Michael The Lion (aka DJ Apt One) and the one and only Del at Franky Bradley's for HOOKED.


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Matpat on Black Jukebox

Matpat was featured on Black Jukebox 09 & 10. Listen to the tracks below, pick up the files from Beatport, and scoop the vinyl from Exploited or Discogs.






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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Disgo Batch #4

Remixes of some auto-tune free, lovesick T-Pain anthems just in time for Valentine's Day, courtesy of Coolout.


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London Beyond Control

100 Years of Solid Dudes has outdone himself with this ace slow burner. 
Cosmic Awareness. The Great Crisis. Dilettante techno from the heart of the long 17th century. RIYL: the English Civil War, the Scientific Revolution, the history of sexuality, and the nature of modernity.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thief In The Night

A local Boogie favorite from just over the bridge in Cherry Hill, New Jersey! Reedited, reinforced & remastered with love by Superprince! FREE DOWNLOAD here.



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Universal Cave on Balearic Social

Universal Cave recently recorded a mix for Balearic Social on the UK's Purple Radio. Two hours of new age, dub, Brazilian grooves, balearic & other Sunday morning vibes:


TRACKLIST ∞ Steven Halpern - Aquarius ∞ Ralph Tohde - Unterwegs ∞ Jay B. Jay - Flying Sea ∞ 101 North - Sunday ∞ GT Moore - Utopia Dub ∞ Jimmy Lindsay - Ain't No Sunshine ∞ Tullio De Piscopo - Drum Dream ∞ El Molito - Baltimore ∞ Sean Innit - Step ∞ K. Leimer - Entreacte ∞ Tempelhof & Gigi Masin - Red Venus ∞ Secret Circuit - Higher Heights ∞ Tony Watson - Peace With The Decision ∞ Greeen Linez - Hibiscus Pacific (Sorcerer Whisper Remix) ∞ Joe's Bakery - Una Splendida Giornata (Nassau Balearic Edit) ∞ Selvagem - Tudo Bem [forthcoming on Universal Cave] ∞ Black - Tabanka ∞ Peppermint 2 - Fafe-Ya (O Celui-Là) ∞ Emilio Santiago - Bananeira ∞ Hongkong Syndikat - Too Much (Shawn Ryan Edit) ∞ Party Dad - Dream Dance [Universal Cave] ∞ Phil Manzanera - Listen Now ∞ Paqua - We Came Far ∞ Ricardo Silveira - Maricy ∞ A.R.T. Wilson - Janine's Theme ∞ Tri Atma - Mikrokosmos ∞ Clannad - I See Red ∞ Woo - Magic In The Dark (Alternative Version)


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Stop Ou Encore

A stone cold classic super smooth slow disco groove...

Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Instrumental)
MediafireZippyshare • 1982


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Let's Do It!

Madness, Gap Band, Young & Company, The Spinners, Gino Soccio, Sparks, Carrie Lucas, Heatwave, GQ, Kano, SOS Band and more crammed into a 6 minute megamix. How can you go wrong?

Bits & Pieces III - Let's Do It Side A
Mediafire Zippyshare • 1980

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Do It To The Music

DJ Bruce reworked Greg Wilson's Raw Silk edit, making it more mixable, bringing in the vocals sooner and other good stuff. Definitely an improvement in my opinion. Bruce opened up 500 downloads on this, so hurry your ass up and grab a file!


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Am I Still The One

Dead Rose Music Company debut 12" from 2010, featuring one of his signature spaced out disco cruisers along with a dancefloor smashing remix by the almighty Rob Mello.

Dead Rose Music Company - Am I Still The One 
Mediafire Zippyshare • 2010

Dead Rose Music Company - Am I Still The One
(Rob Mello No Ears Remix)
MediafireZippyshare • 2010


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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spatial Reggae

Here's a real treat - a "spatial" reggae cut from the Arpadys LP, complete with the heavy grooves and dope synths they're famous for.

Arpadys - Spatial Reggae



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Sexy Thing

Sharegroove's Duckcomb cutting the cheese & amping the sleeze from Bob McGilpin's Sexy Thing.


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

100 Years of Solid Dudes Volume 2

Jameszilla, the man behind 100 Years of Solid Dudes, is going to royally scramble your brain waves with this one...
Forty-five minutes of fast-forward nosebleed queasy-listening—collected, dissected, and painstakingly re-inflected by Solid Dude Numero Uno James Weissinger, aka Jameszilla (Broadzilla DJs, Making Time). Throw caution to the wind and prepare for Centennial Sentiments, Maximum Solidity, and of course, Dudes Beyond Belief. Welcome to 100 Years of Solid Dudes Volume 2.
Featuring: Fugazi / Kate Bush / William Onyeabor / The Future Sound of London / Blood Orange / Akiko Yano / Atom and His Package / David Bowie / Visage / Friends / LCD Soundsystem / Japan / Rolling Stones / Tones on Tail / The Stranglers / Eurythmics / Pizzicato Five / Tom Tom Club / Dice Raw / Oingo Boingo / King Crimson / Roy Henry Alexander Gover / Lords of Acid / Jakie Quartz / Kraftwerk / Supergrass / Devo / Michael Jackson / Timmy Thomas / Autre Ne Veut / Tortoise / Captain Beefheart / Paradise of Replica / My Bloody Valentine / The Human League / Goldfrapp / Shikh al-Moutchou / XTC / The Chameleons UK / Johnny Harris / Per Tjernberg / Bleached / Chaka Khan / Jamie Paton / Simple Minds / Dunkelziffer / Talking Heads / Air / David Astri / The English Beat / Al Usher / Orient Express / The Bar-Kays / Studio / Bassnectar / WHAM / Rajie / Nospy / Apollo XI / Pink Floyd / The Orb / The Cure / Love International / The B52s / Jellphonic / Ryuichi Sakamoto / God Lives Underwater / Gwen Guthrie / Jack Knife / Splinterfunk / Tomoko Kuwae / Pyrolator / Big 200 / Out Hud / Tiga / and many many more.

Mastered by Dave Tat at Cargo City Studios // www.davetat.com



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Everybody Party

Kon's extended edit of The Firebolts - Everybody Party. Pardon the sound quality - the On Track 12" this was ripped from had dodgy sound quality. Anyway, that should not stop you from partying!

The Firebolts - Everybody Party (Kon's 12" Re-Edit)

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Do It To Me

Vernon Burch, who played with the Bar-Kay's for a bit and is currently a preacher, on the boogie funk tip. This has been a favorite for a while. You see it in shops around Philly, Baltimore & DC regularly. 

Vernon Burch - Do It To Me
Mediafire Zippyshare • 1981

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Motown Jawns

Thanks to Lil Dave & Junior, Motown On Mondays expanded to Philadelphia a couple months ago. This Monday, Coolout, who is responsible for the Disgo remixes, is making his MOM debut. To celebrate, he released 15 Motown sample based beats and blends. That's right, FIFTEEN! Dig in jammers. You can stream or download them from Soundcloud, find them on HeartThis or grab the whole pack on Mediafire.







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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Funk Train in Boston


This Friday, the Funk Train will be rolling into Boston and I'll have some special guests in tow.  Amy Douglas will be singing Funk Train live, Goulet will be slingin' tunes and the one and only Cosmo Baker will be doubling up with me on the wheels as we dish out the finest disco, funk, soul and house.

Always good to see my DBJ family when I'm out on the road - and this is gonna be a good one.

Here are the details:

Michael The Lion's Funk Train

Cosmo Baker, Amy Douglas, Goulet
w/ DJ Apt One aka Michael The Lion (Soul Clap)
Good Life
28 Kingston St. Boston, MA
$5 before 11, $10 after
Jan 9th, 2010.

Related: Michael The Lion - Funk Train 12", The World of Michael The Lion Mix

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Feels Like XTC

Homero Espinosa hooking it up with a DJ friendly edit of a primo Masters At Work groove...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Michael The Lion Mix for Soul Clap



"This mix is made up of tunes that are the musical lineage or the musical forbears of the Michael The Lion persona. Over the years I have produced tons of tracks and edits as DJ Apt One and with my group RCMP - many of which came to ultimately make up the basis of the Michael The Lion sound. These are those tunes, combined with some Michael The Lion songs, including Funk Train."

If you dig the tunes, click through to DL or buy them, depending on their availability.

Tracklist:

1. Frank Ocean - Pyramids (DJ Apt One Disco Dub)
2. Diana Ross - Love Hangover (DJ Apt One Edit)
3. Michael The Lion f/ Amy Douglas - Funk Train
4. Michael The Lion f/ Sammy Bananas - 909s and Herb
5. RCMP - Men's Rhythm
6. Michael The Lion & FSQ - Vibe Out
7. DJ Apt One - RC Groove
8. Archie Bell - Any Time Is Right (DJ Apt One Edit)
9. Michael The Lion - Side of Life
10. Nicos Gun f/ Sammy Bananas - Dirty Girl (DJ Apt One Remix)

By the way, I have some upcoming tour dates. I always like seeing DBJ family on the road:

12/19 - Eighteenth St. Lounge (DC)
12/22 - Motown on Mondays (Philly)
1/3 - Donna w/ NY STRIP aka DJ Bruce (NYC)
1/9 - Michael The Lion's Funk Train w/ Cosmo Baker & Amy Douglas @ Good Life (Boston)

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New Jersey Deep

Moulton Music's Homero Espinosa has another DJ friendly edit of a house classic for your crates. This time it's the almighty Black Science Orchestra's New Jersey Deep. Crispy drums, funky bass and a groove that can go for days...


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December Cave Jams

I have a new chart up on Juno, featuring a bunch of excellent new releases & edits. One of the best Pittsburgh Track Authority releases to date, M/R's debut 12" on Great Circles, new Universal Cave edits, a killer People's Potential Unlimited reissue, a boogie classic from Hawaii, a strong debut from Eclectic Journeys and more. Check out the full chart here!



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