Thursday, November 20, 2014

Disgo Batch 3

Coolout is back with another batch of club ready Disgo remixes. Hard hitting bass and crisp drums behind George Benson, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Slum Village and Robin Thicke. Don't sleep on these! Grab a few here and head over to Coolout's Soundcloud for more!

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Falling Out Of Love

Sharegroove's DJ Duckcomb touched up a cosmic obscurity, removing some cheese. According to Duckcomb, "Parts of the song sound edited but aren't! Dig the cosmic synths and heavy guitars on here... enjoy!"

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Classic Tracks

Allen Craig (of The Synthetigers) has a new collection of music, featuring unreleased early works and overlooked b-sides from throughout his career. Grab a couple free downloads and listen to some of my favorites below. Pick up the release from Traxsource.

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Monday, November 17, 2014


Elsie's debut EP drops today. Listen below and buy it from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and all of the usual suspect.

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Monday, November 10, 2014


I'm Back at it supporting DBJ with a edit of the song "We Like To Party...Come On" by "Switch". Love this track but it really needed a decent edit so I did some work to it. Hope all my funky disco heads enjoy it! Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

This Time

DJ Bruce takes his time on this boogie burner...

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cops, Crooks & Spies

Here's an interesting collaboration between Butta Brothers Marsellus Wallace and Skeme Richards. Marsellus on soundtrack selection duties and Skeme adding dialogue from his VHS collection. The end result is an immersive journey through the seedy side of 70s crime. Stream the mix on Soundcloud or download it from Mediafire.

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Predictable Miracles

Work Drugs have a new album on the way, and Predictable Miracles is the first single. They describe it as a "farewell letter to chillwave." Perhaps we should expect some new sounds from Philadelphia's chillest? Find out at their secret record release show somewhere in the depths of Fishtown. 

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Michael The Lion - Funk Train 12" (Soul Clap)

I'm very happy to finally announce the new single from my funky alter-ego Michael The Lion - a vinyl-only joint on Soul Clap called "Funk Train." This one has been in the works for a while, but it's well worth the wait. Heavy bass-driven funk with the amazing Amy Douglas on vocals and yours truly playing a whole buncha instruments including the guitar he got for his Bar Mitzvah back in 1996. Mixing by the singular mister Sammy Bananas.

When we last checked in with Michael The Lion, he was remixing Todd Edwards and Robert Lux on Young Robots, so the bar was kind of high for the next release. Enter Soul Clap, some of the globe-trottinest, funk-lovinest, beard-havinest dudes. Amy had worked with them before, my sometime collaborators FSQ had worked with them before, so this one comes fully out of their "Crew Love" concept. My tune (and the A-side, a sublime cut by Juice Belushi) were staples on the Crew Love summer tour, and the boys graciously asked me to lend my cut to this 12". Really, really, very truly honored to be a part of the fam.

In a strange twist - this record actually came out in early October ... and SOLD OUT on presales alone, so we shelved the advertising push until we had a record to sell. So I'd suggest that you cop this record ASAP, because if it sold out once with no advertising, who knows about the second time around!

Many thanks for all the support as always from DBJ family.  I got to test drive some of this (and other forthcoming) Michael The Lion material in front of many of you in San Francisco, Toronto, Paris and elsewhere this past year, and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

Soul Clap's Summer Jamz 
Michael The Lion f/ Amy Douglas "Funk Train" 
Juice Belushi f/ Nephrok "Paradise" 
BUY: Juno / Crew Love Store

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Endless Race

Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann on production duties, which explains the deep space synths. Originally released in 1978.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crash Boom / Dream Dance

Universal Cave returns with a second helping of dancefloor delight, uniting Charleston's finest disco duo back to back on wax. Coming from two regulars behind the decks, prolific crate diggers, collectors and editors, you'd expect good things, and you'd be right! Side A offers a hard-hitting vocoder disco bomb from the ever forward, deep and free disco minister JAZ. I haven't got the foggiest what the original is I'm afraid, although the slavic vibe of the vocals suggests it has eastern European roots. Party Dad cools things down to pool party perfection with his "Dream Dance" edit on the flip. Pastoral, proggy and horizontal, this is one far out dude. It's all chiller, no filler on this soothing 7", packing plenty of autumnal balearic vibes.

Limited 7" available now from Juno and a bunch of other sellers. See the full list on Soundcloud. Vinyl only - no digital. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

I Get Lifted

Stay lifted with another version of I Get Lifted for your crates.

Sweet Life - I Get Lifted (That Mix)
MediafireZippyshare • 1983

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Teenage Iceage

Here's a new one from Superprince, with extra chilly vocals from Ghost Sounds. It's a cover of Suzy Andrews, who was covering the almighty Grauzone. Dream a Schuylkill dream and grab a free download!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Take A Risk

This groove is a safe bet. You can always count on Prelude.

Empress - Take A Risk (Instrumental)
MediafireZippyshare • 1982

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Monday, October 13, 2014

The Party Side Of Town

Ace synth work all over this one! Great title too.

Essence III - The Party Side Of Town (Instrumental)
Zippyshare • Mediafire • 1983

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let's Move

Raw Chicago house from 86. Bust this!

Civi - Let's Move (Remix)
ZippyshareMediafire • 1986

Civi - Let's Move (Radio)
ZippyshareMediafie • 1986

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October Cave Jams

People all over the world are making great original music & remixes, and pressing it up on vinyl. There are also some with a knack for unearthing raer & unknown recordings, who then make them available for vinyl lovers everywhere. Props to all of these producers, labels & archivists! Here's a chart with some of my recent favorites!

Featuring music from lovebirds on Razor-N-Tape, DJ Apt One on Soul Clap, H-Track, Moton Records Inc, 124 Recordings, Marvin & Guy, Soft Rocks, Mukatsuku Records & my very own Universal Cave 7"!

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The homies Selvagem recently recorded a mix for the legendary Wax Poetics. It's choc full of funk, soul, psych, new wave and balearic gems from Brazil. Be sure to check the Wax Poetics post for a full track list and plenty of background info on each selection.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

High Steppin

Another very strong edit from the Pied Piper.  This is one of my favorite hard hitting productions from Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra.  Same nasty groove that made LUO a favorite for early 90's rap producers like the Beatminerz and Pharoahe Monch.  PP is one of the more prolific editors out there, so get familiar.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Straight From The Froz Box

The man behind the legendary Septunes blog, Joshua Kwedar aka Froz 1, recently contributed to the Straight From The Play Box mix series. Get your weekend started with 10 heavy Philly funk & soul sides. FROZ KNOWS.

1. Leroy Hawkes – If Your Mule Won't Move (You Got To Kick It) – Bretlan
2. The Final Act – The Feeling Is Right – Match
3. Frankie Beverly's Raw Soul – Color Blind – Gregar
4. The “Raw Soul” With Frankie Beverly – Open Up, Your Heart – Eldorado
5. 1984 – There's A Wrinkle In Our Time – Round
6. Brothers Of The Ghetto – Rockin' Chair – Ghetto
7. Cody Black – Love Like I Never Had – Ram-Brock
8. Bobby Franklin's Insanity – Bring It On Down To Me – Thomas
9. Del Jones' Positive Vibes – Big Feet (Philly Raggae) – Nia
10. Soulistics – Jones 'N - Liberation

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dancing In The Moonlight

Sharegroove just touched up B.B. Seaton's Dancing In The Moonlight with love. Disco reggae at it's finest! I'm surprised this one flew so low under the radar. Kudos to Sharegroove for unearthing it! Does anyone recognize the melody on this?

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

DJ Apt One on The P Show, Live from Paris

This past summer I played the almighty P Show with my man DJ Soulist in Paris. Shoutouts to Le Mellotron radio for having me - their studio is in the pilot's house of a river boat moored on the Seine. Really awesome place to hang out and play some tunes. The recording was just posted. Have a listen. Lots of unreleased goodies and tunes by our DBJ friends.

Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser - Ringsad El Magad No.2
Amerie - One Thing [Organ] Edit by Mr K]
Mary J Sly - Everyday People (DJ Apt One Edit)
Stetsasonic - dbc let the music play instrumental
Kool & The Gang - Take The Weight (Nick Bike Edit)
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - What Can You Bring Me?
Quantic vs. Sunshine Anderson - Heard It All Before (Platurn Edit)
Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend (Dimitri from Paris Super Disco Blend)
AM-FM - You are the one
Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra feat. Bosq - Only Now (Bosq Remix)
Isaac Hayes - Run Fay Run
China Burton - You Don't Care (About Our Love) 12"
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing
The Spinners - I'll Be Around (DJ Apt One Edit)
Rufus Thomas - Sophisticated Sissy (DJ Apt One Edit)
Jungle Fire - CHALUPA
The Sol Power All-Stars - Afrika Afrika
Michael The Lion feat. Amy Douglas - Funk Train
Bohannon - Let's Start The Dance (Deep Sang Edit)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Philadelphia's Richter just dropped his debut EP, Familiar, on France's White Colours. The two originals and the grip of remixes feature a variety of styles, from the darkest depths of the basement to the highest highs of the peak time. Be sure to check out Jeffrey Levi Fry's super tough heavy duty rave mix! Listen to Jeffrey's mix, the original & the whole release below. The entire release can be yours for the low, low price of FREE from Soundcloud or Bandcamp.

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