Thursday, July 30, 2015

Heart Divine


Lustre is producer Jeffrey Levi Fry (of Superprince & Peter Dragontail) and vocalist Leah Kauffman. Heart Divine, their debut EP, was inspired by the iconic Divine Lorriane Hotel in Philadelphia. It is a soundtrack to the The Najeeb Sheikh x Lapstone & Hammer Divine Lorraine Hotel Collection, which will be available on Friday from Lapstone & Hammer. According to Lustre,

"The Divine Lorraine Hotel is a symbol of peace, ambition, freedom, ruination and waste. She’s the ghost of North Broad Street; her glory long gone but not forgotten.
While writing “Heart Divine”, we tried to imagine ourselves as guests of the charismatic Father Divine in the Divine Lorraine Hotel, returning years later only to find the building boarded up and abandoned, memories emblazoned in our dreams."

Listen to a few songs from Heart Divine or stream the entire EP below. Be sure to follow Lustre on Soundcloud for more surreal R&B sounds.





Listen to the entire Heart Divine EP:



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August 2015 Cave Jams

There's no shortage of excellent music coming out this summer to fuel your BBQs, poolside parties, road trips, Sunday balearic hangouts and household headphone sessions. Here's a new chart, with plenty of original music and quality edits from SelvagemBing Ji Ling•HNNYHuneeJunktionJoe LentiniDJ Nick The RecordWAXIST SELECTA & Tom of Finland, and way too many top shelf reissues to mention.

Plus Universal Cave's Around the Bend and Selvagem's Tudo Bem were just repressed, so they're once again available from Juno and other fine vinyl retailers.




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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aloha Got Soul


Hawaiian digging master Roger Bong is reissuing rare recordings of Hawaii's Mike Lundy from 1980. Get some background on Mike Lundy's work and the reissuing process at Alohagotsoul.com. Check out both 45's below and keep an eye out for the album! Pick up both releases from Pacific Beach Vinyl or Juno.





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Monday, July 27, 2015

Unreleased Aurra Nuggets

Family Groove unearthed enough lost Aurra tapes to release 2 albums of material. Listen to the insanely good Are You Foolin' Around below for a little taste. Here's a little insight into the restoration process:
Once again the world gets to experience a lost disco-funk masterpiece providing another glimpse into the Genius mind of Slave founding-member Steve Washington & Brides Of Funkenstein / P-Funk singer Sheila Horne Brody. Body Rock will be the second and final unearthing of the lost but found Master Tapes for the Aurra album originally recorded for Quincy Jones’ Qwest imprint in 1984.
The 24-track master tapes were transferred digitally and then mixed on an SSL board by Kamal Humphrey at his all-analog Flying Carpet Studios in Los Angeles. The result is a full sound enhanced by the natural analog process using today’s digital technology only when needed to clean up the files.
Pick up the new Aurra releases directly from Family Groove or at Juno.





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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Estándar Muy Alto



NEW ON 100 YEARS OF SOLID DUDES ///

Kacy R and the Universo Paralelo return with “Estándar Muy Alto.”

Two broken drum machines tied to a bucket—a pattern emerges and collisions are just avoided. Sonambulismo sonidos for a post-cat culture world.

Mixed and mastered LOUD by Dave Tat at Cargo City Studios.


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hongry 2: Still Hongry

Hongry 2: Still Hongry. Live Hongry or Die Trying. Weird, raw, heavy and fuzzy from A-Z for long hairs, burnouts, and drifters from the depths of Universal Cave. It's a hill country holiday for cheap beer by the case and whiskey by the bottle. Moonshine and fireworks. Doing donuts in parking lots and making out in the tall grass. Everyone's got some hongry in 'em and it's our pleasure to help you let it out.

Download and stream Hongry 2 from Dream Chimney's Mix of the Week. If you missed the first edition of Hongry, you can find it here.



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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Clearly Kim

Pages' "Clearly Kim" is a perfect fusion of boogie and soft rock, and now Dream Chimney mastermind Beat Broker has taken the groove to another level with his dub. Grab a free download from the cloud:





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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Hooked on WKDU

Michael The Lion, Del and I did a live HOOKED mix on Chris B's Hot Mix on WKDU Philadelphia 91.7FM. We threw a few surprises in, including the debut of some unreleased Superprince & Michael the Lion tracks. Play loud and thanks to everyone who joined us at Franky Bradley's on Saturday night!



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Monday, June 1, 2015

Michael The Lion Summer Tour


Hello World! I'm pushing off on a little bit of globe trotting these upcoming months - and I hope to see some Jammers out there on my travels.  You can see the upcoming dates on the poster, but additional dates will be added (and I am unable to announce the specifics of a few of the shows labelled "TBA") so please stay tuned to the events section of my site or my twitter or Facebook page if you are interested in that info!

Get on the funk train!!
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Summer 2015 Cave Jams Chart


Here's a new Juno Records chart with enough summer jams to break the bank. Music from throughout space and time (mostly from the 70s & 80s) presented in it's original form, in a chopped up form, or sampled and mutated into new things, music that was actually created from scratch in recent times (people can do that?!?!?), music for home & music for the club.


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Hooked Volume 2


HOOKED Vol. 2 ///T HE SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE IS BACK

with DJs

MICHAEL THE LION (Soul Clap Records, Razor-N-Tape)

DEL (Do You Wanna Boogie, 5 Magazine)

SHAWN RYAN (Universal Cave, Superprince)

Playing the classic sound - from past to present.

Saturday, May 30th at Franky Bradley's, 1320 Chancellor St., Philadelphia





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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Michael The Lion Edits Out Now On Razor-N-Tape

The major labels couldn't back up the presses forever - the Michael The Lion Edits are now available on 12" wherever fine records are sold! This record has a little bit of everything. Any Time is an edit of a loft classic that I did almost five years ago (as DJ Apt One). The Don is an italo/eurodisco joint reminiscent of my RCMP days. Get More is my multi-instrumental hard disco-funk take on a Philly classic (I play 4 guitar lines on it). Lastly 909s And Herb is a little collabo with my man 50 grand Sammy Bananas that has turned into a secret heater in Soul Clap's recent sets. Very excited and very honored to be a part of this label - which boasts a roster of top class editors like Dimitri From Paris, Ron Basejam and DJ Vas. Hope you enjoy - listen below and grab a copy at Juno.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What's New

Another edition of Homero Espinosa's quality DJ edits of house classics!


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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tudo Bem / Luanda

Sao Paulo’s SELVAGEM drop a masterful double sider for Universal Cave 004. “Tudo Bem” is sunny, soulful AOR bliss. A tribute to a favorite Brazilian musician and an update for contemporary rotation. “Luanda” is hypnotic, psychedelic tropicalia. Truly digging deep, SELVAGEM give Universal Cave a taste of the Forward Deep & Free sounds of Balnearico from Brazil. Balnearico is the fusion of balearic and "balneário," the Portuguese word that is synonymous with beach.

LIMITED 7" AVAILABLE NOW!



LIMITED 7" AVAILABLE NOW!
∞ USA ∞

∞ UK ∞

∞ Deutschland ∞

∞ 日本 ∞

∞ More retailers soon! ∞
• vinyl only • no digital •


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March Cave Jams

I've been seeking refuge from winter in Philadelphia in warm sounds of the past. Here's a chart of them, featuring a bunch of top notch reissues and reedits worth buying. Quality releases from DJ Vas & The Planty Herbs onRazor-N-Tape, Cultures of Soul's excellent new compilation, Christian Beetz's new edits, Invisible City Sound System, Messalina Records, Macadam Mambo, Mukatsuku Records, and of course Selvagem's new 45 on Universal Cave! 




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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Universal Cave on Ain't No Big Thing Radio

Universal Cave was on DJ Shmeejay's Ain't No Big Thing radio on Sunday. The first hour is our mix of demented and inept continental grooves, followed by Shmeejay throwing down some more delights for the diggers. Stream or download the whole show from Soundcloud, or just grab U Cave's mix here



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Hooked at Franky Bradley's

On Saturday night, we've got a new night at a new club with a new sound system and a bunch of new and old records. Join me, Michael The Lion (aka DJ Apt One) and the one and only Del at Franky Bradley's for HOOKED.


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Matpat on Black Jukebox

Matpat was featured on Black Jukebox 09 & 10. Listen to the tracks below, pick up the files from Beatport, and scoop the vinyl from Exploited or Discogs.






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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Disgo Batch #4

Remixes of some auto-tune free, lovesick T-Pain anthems just in time for Valentine's Day, courtesy of Coolout.


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London Beyond Control

100 Years of Solid Dudes has outdone himself with this ace slow burner. 
Cosmic Awareness. The Great Crisis. Dilettante techno from the heart of the long 17th century. RIYL: the English Civil War, the Scientific Revolution, the history of sexuality, and the nature of modernity.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thief In The Night

A local Boogie favorite from just over the bridge in Cherry Hill, New Jersey! Reedited, reinforced & remastered with love by Superprince! FREE DOWNLOAD here.



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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Universal Cave on Balearic Social

Universal Cave recently recorded a mix for Balearic Social on the UK's Purple Radio. Two hours of new age, dub, Brazilian grooves, balearic & other Sunday morning vibes:


TRACKLIST ∞ Steven Halpern - Aquarius ∞ Ralph Tohde - Unterwegs ∞ Jay B. Jay - Flying Sea ∞ 101 North - Sunday ∞ GT Moore - Utopia Dub ∞ Jimmy Lindsay - Ain't No Sunshine ∞ Tullio De Piscopo - Drum Dream ∞ El Molito - Baltimore ∞ Sean Innit - Step ∞ K. Leimer - Entreacte ∞ Tempelhof & Gigi Masin - Red Venus ∞ Secret Circuit - Higher Heights ∞ Tony Watson - Peace With The Decision ∞ Greeen Linez - Hibiscus Pacific (Sorcerer Whisper Remix) ∞ Joe's Bakery - Una Splendida Giornata (Nassau Balearic Edit) ∞ Selvagem - Tudo Bem [forthcoming on Universal Cave] ∞ Black - Tabanka ∞ Peppermint 2 - Fafe-Ya (O Celui-Là) ∞ Emilio Santiago - Bananeira ∞ Hongkong Syndikat - Too Much (Shawn Ryan Edit) ∞ Party Dad - Dream Dance [Universal Cave] ∞ Phil Manzanera - Listen Now ∞ Paqua - We Came Far ∞ Ricardo Silveira - Maricy ∞ A.R.T. Wilson - Janine's Theme ∞ Tri Atma - Mikrokosmos ∞ Clannad - I See Red ∞ Woo - Magic In The Dark (Alternative Version)


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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Stop Ou Encore

A stone cold classic super smooth slow disco groove...

Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Instrumental)
MediafireZippyshare • 1982


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