Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hooked Late Night


We teamed up with 52hz for a very special late night event, with Micheal The Lion, Del and myself playing music for you til daybreak. More info here.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Michael The Lion Live on WKDU FM



For the third straight year I was asked to play during WKDU 91.7's Electronic Music Marathon. This year, the marathon raised money for Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Shoutout to my two cats, Fela and Ladybird!

I'm really happy with the set - it's made up of lots of forthcoming original material and some simple edits that I've made for my own DJ sets. Pretty much what you can expect when you hear me playing live.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Killer Moon



In early November, we were up in Brooklyn for a night at Kinfolk 90. We had the best time DJing and dancing all night with so many good friends. After a few hours of sleep and some inspirational public-access cooking tips, we stopped by The Lot Radio for a session. We went all in on this one, focusing on some oddball favorites from across the spectrum, so hopefully you enjoy the listen.

Thanks to Kinfolk and The Lot for having us!

X,
Universal Cave

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Michael The Lion & Jay Airiness Split 12"


New 12" of edits out now on Diggin Deeper France! Many thanks to my good friend Jay Airiness for putting this out and for tossing two of his edit gems on the B-side as well. Happy to be splitting an EP with him after all these years.

This record is pressed in limited quantities, so get it while it's hot!  It's arriving at more retailers each day, so I'll try to keep this updated.  For now it's not being sold at US outlets - Juno has the cheapest Trans-Atlantic shipping.

 Michael The Lion / Jay Airiness - Keep On Hangin On

 Juno | Bandcamp | melomane.fr | hhv.de

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Naw Naw Naw




Do you like volcanos? cartoons? pixel art? how about serpent babes??? If so, you should watch Peter Dragontail's new video. He animated it himself and it is awesome.


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Michael The Lion featuring Amy Douglas - Get It On


"Positivity, tolerance and love are in short supply right now. When Amy sang this song, she was going through a really tough time. The creation of this song was a therapeutic process. It has served that purpose several times. The first time we performed it live, during a Pride-related event, unbeknownst to us, the Orlando nightclub massacre was taking place across the country. The next day I thought about that moment and listened back to the song and wondered where to find hope.

This song was supposed to come out several months from now but Eli [from Soul Clap] contacted me on Wednesday morning and we agreed, we need to share our therapy with you sooner, rather than later. In Amy's words, "for all of the songs that have come before, begging and pleading with our humanity to be better to each other, it would seem it's not enough, so we wrote one more."

- Michael The Lion

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Universal Cave Kinfolk Takeover


Brooklyn friends, Universal Cave is taking over Kinfolk in Brooklyn this Friday from 10pm til 4am, then playing The Lot Radio on Saturday from 6pm til 8pm. Let's do this!


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Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fall 2016 Cave Jams

Some recent favorites you might here when Universal Cave takes over Kinfolk in Brooklyn on Friday, November 11th! 





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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Fusion Mix



Some jazz fusion favorites from U Cave's own Brian Hart Cassidy. Plenty of great spiritual, soul, funk and disco sounds throught the whole mix!


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Universal Cave WKDU Takeover

Universal Cave raided WKDU's vinyl library for a few hours and played our favorites, many of which were new to us:



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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Il Suono Scuro 6

After a few years of restful slumber six feet under, Il Suono Scuro is back from the grave with another hour of soundtrack music for the Halloween season:



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Hooked Halloween




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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Naw



The Dragon returns with some yearning Kraftwerk R&B!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Underdog Goes East


Leonard Part Sixx, the man responsible for the legendary Underdog Edits Series, will be in NYC on Friday and Philadelphia on Saturday. If you're not familiar with his work, you can hear his recent Razor N Tape release and an amazing 3 hour DJ set below, or find some highlights from his 14 volume vinyl series on Youtube. There's also a good interview with him at The Standard.



TLDR: Underdog Edits are amazing. Do not sleep on this!








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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

World Building Debut



Mark Seven kicks the doors wide open on this joint! Psyched to have this cult DJ/producer in the house for the first release on World Building. Both sides of the wax are guaranteed to stimulate your body, your mind & your soul. Let us guide you thru the ultimate dance experience!
Mark flexes the serious house muscles on these tunes. Two sides of massive DJ-ready club killers!
Classic chords, tough basslines, hype sax riffs, swangin’ drums, strong vocals, multiple mixes (including a saxapella!) … we know what you need. Thanks for checking out the first 12” on World Building.
HITTING YOU HARD AND DEEP! PEACE!

SIDE A
The Fatal Flaw in Disco (u-4-ria) 7:35
The Fatal Flaw in Disco (lonely dancer) 6:38
The Fatal Flaw in Disco (saxapella) 2:56

SIDE AA
Never Leave (original) 6:53
Never Leave (pressure dub) 8:20


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kids Part 1



DC Promo Tracks #21 is a sneak peak of the third installment from fledgling Philadelphia label, Going Home Records (run by DC alumnus Ryan Todd). Four smoky & smudgy deep house grooves from Kansas City's own Maxine & Cleo (Argot, Material Image). 300 copies stamped and hand-numbered, pressed on 180g. Will be available at Rush Hour, Earcave and All Day Records. More info to come...
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Friday, August 12, 2016

RIP Soundcloud Groups

Most of them were pure spam, but I'm proud of the DBJ group. I even discovered a few new producers and found some tracks to play out through it. Anyway, now is your last chance to take a look - Soundcloud groups are being removed on August 22nd.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Girls Chat Room

Dig through your desk for a free AOL disc, grab the nearest Blackberry, call the 900 number on the screen... do whatever it takes to join in the fun with Girls Chat Room. The Chat is abuzz with hot gossip and new tracks and even some new fangled video content. Trust me, it's worth fighting the eternal battle with your Flash plug-in for this one. Preview the action below, stream the whole album on Soundcloud and buy it on Bandcamp for $5.







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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Celebrate 8/08


Decided to put together a little treat for my fellow gear enthusiast/producer types. It's samples of all my TR-808's drum voices as well as 30 sample patterns ranging from 80bpm all the way up to 130-something. Some dry, some with effects, some busy, some simple. Classic electro rap beats, Italo, janky wind-tunnel techno, WBMX-style house, etc. Anybody can use these patterns for whatever they want, no credit necessary.
Download the samples here.





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Thursday, August 4, 2016