Tuesday, April 26, 2016

His Power Is Yours


100 Years Of Solid Dudes and Superprince crossed the streams on His Power Is Yours. This is the sound of total protonic reversal...






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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pop-Up Record Sale on Sunday


If any Jammers are in the Philadelphia area, I'm having a pop-up record sale with 8 to 10 vendors from Philly, Jersey and Baltimore on Sunday afternoon. A couple of the sellers are bringing some obscurities and heavy pieces you don't want to miss.

El Bar's address is 1356 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Some more info on the book and clothing swap can be found on the Facebook event.


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Heaven

Excellent edit of The Stones' mega balearic groover courtesy of Alister Johnson.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Funk Train Friday


This Friday at The Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC!


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Lift You Up Draw You Out



Elvin Tibideaux focusing on a heavy Vince Montana breakdown, with two variations on the edit:
Heavy Vibes Mix:Breakdown of a tune stretched out, sped up, reinforced, and some performance effects for a dancefloor. 
Heaviest Vibes Mix:All of the above except w/o all the special FX, probably best for DJs with an isolator or folks who like to mess w/ the EQs a lot like myself.



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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

PHL to RVA


Universal Cave put together a mix of some boogie, disco and italo gems for Sean Lovelace's Cosmic Slop radio show. Give the mix a spin and catch us DJing with Sean in Richmond on Friday at Balliceaux!




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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bernie Bae



My bae Leah Kauffman has a new video in support of Bernie Sanders, with Jeffrey Fry on production duties. Kudos to Leah for her vision, voice and wit and hats off to all of her collaborators. Watch the video, feel the bern and read Refinery 29's interview with Leah here.


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Winter Cave Jams Chart


Check out the clips and buy some records!



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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Qwestr



This is a departure from the usual vinyl revelry. Jeff Fry (of Peter Dragontail, Superprince, Lustre and Dacian Gold) released a new app recently. It's 1/4 graphic novel, 1/4 to-do list, 1/4 item based rpg, 1/4 minigames, so you check things off of your to-do list and reward yourself by battling ice cream cone creatures. Watch the video above for a much better and more entertaining explanation.




 






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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bonnevie / Every Night


Duckcomb aka Patrick Billiard is one half of Brooklyn's Sharegroove. A longtime Brooklyn DJ and digger, Duckcomb drops two edits from the far corners of the disco stratosphere. 'Bonnevie' is a hands-in-the-air dancefloor groover with sexy female vocals, funky bongos, synth melodies, and a heartbreaking keyboard solo. 'Every Night' hits us right where it hurts with soft rock for hard times written all over it. Male lead and female backup vocals, night drive guitar solos, and a drummer with a heart of gold, 'Every Night' is just begging to be sampled, like Kurt Hauenstein or Jim Capaldi hid a secret mega tune in some private press tax scam record, knowing Patrick would eventually come along and take care of the rest.





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VINYL AVAILABLE NOW!

∞ USA ∞
Pacific Beach Vinyl
Downtown 304

∞ UK ∞
Juno
Piccadilly
Phonica
Red Eye

∞ Deutschland ∞
Deejay.de
Decks

∞ Italia ∞
Disco Piu

• vinyl only • no digital •

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Paul Atreides

Limited sci-fi cosmic breaks on Going Home Records. Act fast - there are only 125 of these! Available from Earcave/PPU and Rush Hour.




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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DBJ Soundcloud Discoveries

Here are a couple recent favorites from the DBJ Soundcloud group, courtesy of Karim and Sine Qua Non (aka Tee Cardaci):







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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Disgo Sound


Coolout's kicking off 2016 with new disgo originals. You may be familiar with the sound from his numerous excellent disgo remixes. Soundcloud pulled the plug on the remixes, but luckily you can hear them at Legitmix. Stream the new jams below and buy them from iTunes.



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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Death Commando

Heavy synth soundtrack vibes on Going Home Records debut release: unreleased recordings from Alan Hurst from 2005. Mastered by Wouter at Brandenburg Mastering. Limited to 125 hand-numbered copies. Grab one at Earcave while you can!



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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

100 Years of Solid Dudes Label Mix

We're kicking off 2016 with a mix of unreleased and upcoming material from 100 Years of Solid Dudes. Get solid:


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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Must Be The Yuletide

Free download of a recent staple in my sets for the next 24 hours. Act fast!


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Monday, December 21, 2015

Always There

Sharegroove's Duckcomb re-arranged Willie Bobo's cover of Ronnie Laws "Always There" for maximum dancefloor action. And be sure to scroll down a few posts to hear Michael The Lion's club friendly version of the same song.




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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

Michael The Lion - Most Known Edits


My latest EP of edits under the Michael The Lion moniker are now available from London-based Giant Cuts Records. This vinyl-only release features four tunes which kind of showcase my MO - sampled grooves and lots of my own live instrumentation and percussion. Some of these tunes you may recognize from my live sets from over the years - strictly dancefloor jams - keepin it funky and uplifting as best I can!

 You can buy the 12" from Juno, Pacific Beach Vinyl, Picadilly and more. Here's a little demo reel to give you a flavor of what's on the record.
 
Very flattered to have been asked to put these out. I never really intended Michael The Lion to be a project that was edit-oriented (stay tuned for more originals coming soon) but I'm very happy that amazing edit-oriented labels like Razor-N-Tape and now Giant Cuts have graciously put up their hard-earned money to press my tunes. No better feeling than holding a record of your jams in your hands.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

Golden Round Circus

It's been a while, but Universal Cave couldn't fool around no more: we have a new 45 available now, featuring two edits from Stockholm's The Keeper!  UC005 is music for sideways times when down is up and up is down. “Golden Round Circus” and “I Couldn’t Fool Around No More” are spiritual kin to Michael Wynn Band’s “Black Night” and Straight Shooter’s “Frame of Mind.” Piccadilly Records summed it up well:

“"Golden Round Circus" takes your breath away from the off, sucking you into a zero gravity groove before the metallic synths, reverb soaked snares and trippy sequences make lights and colours swirl before your eyes. Weird delayed vocals and snaking synth lines take things to the next level, turning your brain inside out while your limbs move of their own accord. B-side cut, "I Couldn't Fool Around No More" dons its boat shoes and gets stuck into a tasty yacht boogie, soaring into the sunset on open drum breaks, guitar solos and multitracked harmonies. One for cosmic heads and Balearic beards alike, this offering from the Fasaan man is another essential release for Universal Cave.”


VINYL AVAILABLE NOW!

USA
Pacific Beach Vinyl  ∞  Groove

UK
Juno  ∞  Piccadilly  ∞  Red Eye  ∞  Phonica ∞  Global Groove

Deutschland
Deejay.de  ∞  Decks

Italy
Disco Piu

日本
Technique  ∞  Pigeon


• vinyl only • no digital •

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Excellent Reception Podcast

Friend of DBJ, radio veteran, Illvibe chieftan, cool dad and all-around Philadelphia good guy lil'dave has started a truly dope new podcast called Excellent Reception.

 Podcasts are getting to be a dime a dozen these days, but Excellent Reception can be distinguished from the pack in many ways.

 First, and most importantly, the music is dope - funky and soulful. Second, Dave doesn't just play music, he weaves you a web of knowledge that connects the music you're hearing to a broader narrative. He takes the music out of a vacuum and uses his experience and his ear to gives it meaning. Third, the production value is super pro - a big thing in the lo-fi world of podcasting.

 Great stuff Dave!

 Check out the podcast on: iTunes / Soundcloud / Facebook / Medium

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lazaro-ing My Life

DBJ brothers from another mother Ed Christof & Jeffrey Levi Fry are cooking up some goodies at Montrose Studios. They just served up the first course and it's a tasty remix of Deerhunter's new single, complete with reinforced bass, added synths and other secret seasonings. Keep an eye out for more from this Philadelphia duo!



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Monday, November 16, 2015

I Remember


Matpat's back with a big one on W&O Street Tracks. You gotta love the Ralphi Rosario sample!



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Thursday, October 22, 2015

U Cave x Hounds of Hell on WKDU

Universal Cave's set from WKDU's 2015 Electronic Music Marathon, featuring upcoming Universal Cave releases from The Keeper and Sorcerer (including the debut of Universal Cave's own Sorcerer remix!), as well as unreleased tracks from Big Chain and Superprince. Ryan Todd closed out Universal Cave's time slot with a very special analog acid Hounds of Hell live set. Dive in:







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