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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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Clandestino 105 - Universal Cave



Get in the spirit for the warm weather ahead with a mix of some fresh new (and old) cave jams. Spark the universe people!


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Mustache Bash



Superprince has a new mix for you! We're also heading to San Diego next week for the 10th Annual Mustache Bash. We're playing the Razor-N-Tape stage along with Aaron Dae, JKriv and Underdog. Get more info from their site or on Facebook.



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Right Tunes Wrong Speed



Kick off your shoes, sip on some sizzurp and sink deep into a shag carpet, like a less scary floor scene in Trainspotting.


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Friday, March 3, 2017

A Little Higher


Happy Friday! Here's one to get you a little higher this weekend.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reissued: African Vinyl in the 21st Century


This is a must for anyone who listens to reissues of African music, so probably all of you. Listen to this!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Banker's Club



Funkontrol's debut single on motherfucking Tommy Boy is some heavy duty club heat. Banker's Club will put soundsystems to work and melt bluetooth speakers. Kudos to former DBJ contributor Skinny Friedman and Scott Melker on the new project. Go get it.





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Friday, February 10, 2017

Squad Goals



Rad new mix from Lainedee, Ben Aire, Ethan, and Ed Christof, who throw the monthly Squad Goals party in Philadelphia. Dig it.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Yo Bruce!



New mix from DJ Bruce, featuring the cream of the crop of Bruce's Soundcloud discoveries. 

FREE DOWNLOADS here → bit.ly/yowhattrack

TRACKLIST & More → djpalacenyc.com/WhatTrackIsThis

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

We Could Stay Together



The story according to Duckcomb:
This is a faithful recreation of a vintage re-edit originally on the Hot Tracks label and is very rare! My DJ partner Steve Shakewell put in a request that I re-do this edit and I assumed it would be a breeze but it was really tough! I can't imagine how this was done on tape in the early 80's! Anyways, it's a great tune and a great edit and now you can spin it!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

En Tiempo De Siega


Recent mix of Latin goodness from U Cave's Brian Hart Cassidy.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Escort in Philadelphia



If you are around Philadelphia on Thursday night, be sure to go to the Escort show at Johnny Brenda's. Michael The Lion and I will be DJing as well! More info on the Facebook event or at Johnny Brenda's site.

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