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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Balnearico

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.

Tracklist
Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser - Ringsad El Magad No.2
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - XXXXXXXXXXXXX (DJ Apt One Edit)
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
Michael The Lion - XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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)
MFSB - TSOP (BREAK IF YOU WANT 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)
XXXXXXXXXXXXX - XXXXXXX (DJ Apt One Edit)


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Familiar

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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Monday, September 22, 2014

Can't Hold Back

Yam Who have a super tough extended edit of Kano's classic "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)" for your boogie & Italo crates.



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

I Just Can't Help Myself

Karim Chehab extended this groove like a champ. Definitely going to give this some play!



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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Don't Give It Away

Superprince remixed Les Professionnels' new single, Don't Give It Away, alongside Dead Rose Music Company and Aimes! We're really excited about this one - it's been going over really well in sets! Be sure to check the original too - excellent production and original vocals! Listen below and pick up a copy of the release from Juno Download or Beatport.



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Monday, September 15, 2014

Sine Qua Non Edits

Two new edits courtesy of Rio's Tee Cardaci, whose Tim Maia edit is alway on constant rotation here in sunny Philadelphia.







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Friday, September 12, 2014

Move Me

The Synthetigers and Tobirus Mozelle teamed up for another soulful anthem on Moulton. Over the years, the Tigers have continually outdone themselves and taken their production to another level. They've done it again with Move Me, which sees them exploring deeper territory. Check out the original and the Phaze Dee versions below and head over to Traxsource to hear the remix by BBC Radio's Aaron Ross.




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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Save Their Souls

Here's an excellent extended edit of one of Bohannon's best - a low slung soul masterpiece with crispy drums throughout! Platurn always delivers.



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Feels Good


The instrumental flip of one of my favorite songs.

Electra - Feels Good (Carrots & Beats) (Instrumental) 
Mediafire Zippyshare • 1982

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Miracles

Another top shelf rework from Toronto's DLux! Ace drums and hypnotic vocals!

I found this via the Dollar Bin Jams Soundcloud group! Keep those contributions coming & check the group for lots of great music.



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Good To See You

I've been all over the world, trying to find my fortune & fame. Here it is.




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