Thursday, July 31, 2008
Dragontail's back and he's out done himself this time! Seven minutes in electro heaven with an unexpected track from Tilly and the Wall that will shake the girls' pants off.
Tilly and the Wall - Beat Control (Peter Dragontail Remix)
Media Fire | YSI | 320 kbps
CHECK OUT PETER DRAGONTAIL LIVE THIS SATURDAY AT HURRAH!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Gripped this joint up not so long ago when I randomly encountered a dude on 40th Street sitting on the bumper of a U-Haul full of 12 inches.
Pointer Sisters - Dare Me | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps
Anyway, tonight is a big night in the city of Brotherly Love, especially for the DBJ crew.
Mike Tee and Billy's got the big ol' Delta Phi Disco party (Featuring DBJ Mixseries hero Josh Dunn, my doppelganger Ron Morelli, Lovefingers and more). Massive lineup, runs all night. 39th and Spruce, West Philly. Fuckin A.
I'll be at Medusa Lounge with Stereofaith, doing the Cream party. No cover, grimy booze-addled sexual preamble. You know the deal. 21st and Chestnut.
Go to both, we dare you.
Congratulations to Medusa Lounge, which many of our DBJ bloggers call home for our monthly gigs. Medusa, Bleached Black and Philadelphyinz got some shine in this month's Spin Magazine.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Ready for a subtle discolation of the norm???
Tuxedo Moon - No Tears | Zshare | YSI |320 kbps
Units - The Right Man | Zshare | YSI |320 kbps
Units - The Right Mix | Zshare | YSI |320 kbps
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Very obscure, funky disco from The Joneses. Other than one album (predictably titled, Keep Up With The Joneses), this is one of only two singles the group ever released.
A couple of self-serving plugs:
1. Mike Tee and I are back at the Medusa Lounge this Friday for our disco and house monthly, Robotique.
2. I play modern soul, boogie, disco and proto-hip hop every Saturday night at a brand new spot in Philly called The Institute. The beer list is nuts and the venue will eventually grow into a two-floor restaurant/bar/lounge with a roof deck. Come check it out.
The Joneses - Summer Groove | ZShare | YSI | 211 kbps
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Philadelphyinz is at Medusa this Saturday.
Oh and there's gonna be mustache cupcakes. Yeah, it's like that.
New joint for the upcoming weekend -
Still Going - Still Going Theme (Apt One Remix)
Divshare | YSI (320 kbps)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
If you're familiar with the Bombers' classic "Don't Stop The Music", you'll appreciate "Supermax", an LP-only cosmic obscurity that disco heads love, but many people sleep on.
Bombers was one of many studio projects that Pat Deserio blessed with his production skills. Gino Soccio was a fan and Pat's list of credits includes the Kebekelektrik LP, Rational Youth singles and a host of others.
Bombers - Supermax | ZShare | YSI | 320 kbps
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Baltimore's Mark Brown was kind enough to give DBJ an interview & a new mix to warm us up for his Hurrah appearance tonight at Medusa Lounge:
Mark Brown - Infinite Whave
1) Ttwance Cop - Infinite Rave
2) Double 99 - Rip Groove
3) Richard Dolby - The Anonymous Track
4) Adele - Cold Shoulder (Rusko Rremix)
5) The Prodigy - Out of Space (Celestial Bodies Mix)
6) Snap! - The Power (Kanji Kinetic Remix)
7) Wedlock - Didgeridoo (Pyramoods Nigerian Hair Edit)
8) Kromestar - Quicktime
When and how did you come up with the idea to start AREWENOTMEN?!? Can you describe what you consider the night to be all about, and how that's evolved over the course of its existence? Is it true that the last one ever in Baltimore was on June 1? If so, what was the reason for stopping?
AWNM!? got started in December of 2005 when my friends Taylor Fimbrez, Michelle Nolan and I got the idea to start a queer dance party in Baltimore without the "gay bar" vibe. The party eventually evolved into more of a dance party with bands, hosting The Deathset, Dan Deacon, Girl Talk, The Ed Schrader Show, Ed Schrader, Twance Cop, Shams, Butt Stomach, etc.
Taylor and Michelle moved to Seattle after about a year into the parties lifespan resulting in taking on a lot more stress of organizing and promoting the party than I had anticipated. I've recently shifted my focus towards art making, live performances, and working with more of the underground warehouse / basement spots in Baltimore like SCarey Studios & The Comfort Dome. AWNM?! is definitely over @ The Depot, but the spirit will live on in future endeavors and projects.
Do you currently play out anywhere else on a regular basis? Do you have any plans to curate another night in Baltimore?
Mostly warehouse parties, sometimes @ The Ottobar for Emily Rabbit's world famous Tensday, TaxLo, etc. My friend Adam (DJ Gonzo) and I are working out the details right now of a new monthly at a new spot called the Wind Up Space that's slated to take off in August. I'm also working with Wham City to get a new venue off the ground and will hopefully be doing some form of party / art oriented events there starting this fall.
In an interview with the Baltimore City Paper, you talked about your fondness for the tight-knit music scene in Baltimore, and how that sense of immediacy really drives the people within it to do some pretty creative things...has the scene continued to flourish in that regard? Is there at all a sense (like I get from Philly) that there's an oversaturation of DJ nights (guilty as charged, here), or do you feel that it's basically at an equilibrium?
It seems like Baltimore's been overwhelmed recently with new venues and spaces putting on shows / parties, yet I still feel the scene is just as tight, if not tighter. More people seem to be branching out, crossing over, and working together than before.
You are (or were, not sure if you've graduated) an art student at MICA; what is/was your focus there? Do you see a correlation between your interests and goals as an artist and those as a musician?
I graduated from the Interactive Media department at MICA May of 2007 with a concentration in Video. Definitely a correlation. MICA has quite a strong influence on the music scene in Baltimore, possibly stronger than the influence on the local art scene.
When did you first start DJing, and how did you get into it? What's your personal DJ setup?
The first party I DJd was a house party with my friend Alex Dondero, there were about 60 kids crammed into this tiny living room going insane, I was pretty much hooked from there on. I played mostly warehouse parties until AWNM?! started to take off. I currently use M-Audio's Torq with a mid controller, sometimes using Live. I also do live visuals with early 90s video mixers and a projector while I play.
Have you ever tried your hand at any production? If so, what techniques did you use and what were the results?
I've been making these ambient mixes (BONE TRANCE) using Ableton live which has lead me to producing remixes and a few original tracks. You can check em out on my website, http://www.mcbrown.info
Where is your favorite place to dig for records (that you're willing to reveal)? Do you do a lot of shoping at digital stores (i.e. Beatport, Traxsource, etc)?
Jason Urick (WZT Hearts) used to have a store in Baltimore called Once.Twice.Sound where you could find the most amazing records. When I can afford to buy them, I generally go to Own Guru or True Vine, both excellent shops in Baltimore. I do a lot of blog surfing and will sometimes hit up turntable lab when I find something truly critical.
What are some of your favorite contemporary producers and labels at the moment? Of all time?
I've been getting really into the current bassline scene and have been loving the output of Egyptrixx from Tornonto. There's this guy Etan from Boston who's been killing it recently, be sure to check out his recent Death Set remix. I've always loved the output from Cock Rock Disco, Jason Forrest melts my brain in the best way.
What's the best dollar bin jam you've ever scored?
I recently found two Prodigy singles from 1992 in a box left in the lobby of the space where I live.
-Interview By Dave Tat
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
If you wanna hear me wax eloquent about records, record culture, record digging and the time I went digging with Peanut Butter Wolf, head over to Heavy In the Streets. Homie Sorce-1 interviewed me for a series called "Can You Dig It" where he interviews DJs from around the country. Most of the other DJs he has interviewed are cats that I have a great deal of respect for so I'm pretty flattered to be included in that group.
Oh, and while you're there (if you've got time to kill), he also interviewed all the members of the TV show The State.
Check the interview out HERE.