Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

L.A. News

Dollar Bin Jams friend and co-conspirator Ed Blammo just sent this over...

This Saturday, May 29 I'm extremely psyched to be putting on a show with L.A. News from (you guessed it) Los Angeles.

LA News is a DJ/Producing duo formed in Los Angeles in 2008 consisting of long time friends Mike Venneri and Dustin Torres. Originally formed as a means to bring their favorite up and coming Los Angeles dance music to the masses, LA News has gone on to play out live and produce original songs and remixes. Their debut mix entitled "Rolls Royce'n" was a big hit in the local LA scene and their follow up mix albums "10 & 12 O'clock" have gone on to receive critical acclaim by some big names, enabling them to play sets with Binary records at some high profile gigs in LA. In 2010 LA News plan to concentrate more on original songs and remixes and continue to rock more crowds with their dynamic live sets.

Here's a little preview of what's to come. Do not sleep.

Debra Harry - Rush Rush (LA News Edit) | Direct Link | 320kbps

L.A. News - 12 O'Clock (DJ Mix)
| Direct Link | 320kbps

Monday, May 24, 2010

DJ Apt One - Down and Derby Anniversary Mix

This is a mix I made for my homies who are celebrating the 4th anniversary of one of the coolest parties in the world, Down and Derby. It's a roller disco party and I wanted to put together some jams that I've played there over the years (as well as some more obscure joints), but I also wanted to play with the depth to the roller dance "genre."

I remember going to roller skating parties as a kid and dancing to new jack swing, hip hop and R&B, but obviously the genre is most closely associated with funky disco from the 70s. However, 80s funk, house and even early techno were roller groovers in various cities and eras so I had to toss some of those in as well. And if you go to Detroit, Kenny "Moodymann" Dixon is still doing it up roller-style with soulful sounds, house and more. So really, it's not so much about the roller skates and more about just straight up groovin on the dancefloor to anything worth dancing to!

Many thanks to Down and Derby family and make sure to check out the anniversary party May 29th at Belvedere's in Pittsburgh, and be sure to peep D+D when it rolls through your town, be it Vegas, LA, NYC or just about anywhere else for that matter!

DJ Apt One - Down and Derby 4th Anniversary Mix by DJ Apt One

DJ Apt One - Down and Derby 4-Year Anniversary Mix
Mediafire | 192 kbps


1. One Way - Cutie Pie
2. Shalamar - There It Is
3. Positive K - I Got A Man (Extended Mix)
4. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long (Edit)
5. Samuelle - So You Like What You See (Extended Mix)
6. Salt N Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex
7. Joe Public - Live And Learn
8. Empress - Dyin To Be Dancin' (DJ Apt One Edit)
9. DJ Apt One - Funky Hands In The Air Break
10. Diana Ross - Upside Down (You're Turning Me)
11. Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
12. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
13. Jimmy Bo Horne - Dance Across The Floor
14. Johnny Pate - Shaft In Africa
15. The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park
16. Vaughan Mason - Bounce, Skate, Roll (DJ Apt One Edit)
17. The Jammers - Be Mine Tonight
18. Legacy - Word Up
19. Young and Company - I Like What You're Doing To Me (Instrumental)
20. SOS Band - Take Your Time (Do It Right)
21. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (Larry Levan Mix)
22. De La Soul - Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays
23. C+C Music Factory - Things That Make You Go Hmmm (Pump Mix)
24. Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You (Extended Mix)
25. Bizarre Inc - I'm Gonna Get You (Original Flavor Mix)
26. CZR - Chicago Southside
27. A Number of Names - Sharevari (DJ Apt One Edit Instrumental)
28. Steve "Silk" Hurley f/ M. Doc - It's Percussion
29. The System - Tu Estas En Mi Systema (You Are In My System)
30. Steve Poindexter - Work That Muther Fucker
31. Moodymann - Freaky Motherfucker
32. The Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
33. Roger - I Wanna Be Your Man

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Final Metropolis

Metropolis is ending with a bang this Thursday! We're proud to present special guest Eli Escobar, who will most definitely play a mind blowing set. Get warmed up with a few of his tracks that have made their rounds on the web...

Eli Escobar - Heavenly Break
Mediafire | aiff

Eli Escobar - Oslo
Zshare | 320 kbps

Lenka - Trouble Is a Friend (Eli Escobar Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Another victim of the dreaded takedowns.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Let Me Tickle Your Fancy

Jermaine Jackson + Devo =

Jermaine Jackson - Let Me Tickle Your Fancy
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

If this leaves you craving more new wave funk fusion, Steppin' Out returns to Kung Fu Necktie this Saturday. Here's the lowdown:

Click for an enlarged version...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Up & Up

Here's a new mix of old house 12"s by our friend Drew Heffron (aka Fit For Use). In his words...
Inspired by my love for creepin basslines, 4 bar melodies & of course spending hours in The Thing...
If in fact all of these records are from The Thing, that means Drew spent 13 bucks and like 78 straight hours digging to make this mix. Damn right!

Up & Up mix by heffron

01) 28th st crew - inch by inch
02) jamie principile - date with the rain (dub)
03) cartouche - feel the groove (underground remix)
04) cartouche - running up that hill - (club strumental mix)
05) funktion feat colonel abrams - as quiet as it's kept (dub)
06) pandella - don't stop (dub)
07) jay rodriguez - spirts
08) jomanda - make my body rock (vocal breakdown mix)
09) rhythm masters - hold me back (rhythm mix)
10) Brian Keith - Touch me (instrumental)
11) susan clark - deeper (club mix)
12) jo vonn - it's working (club mix)
13) dark knights - groove on

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Want It To Be Real

John Rocca killed this record. In fact, it was a number one hit on the US club play chart in 1984. Prior to this record John was the lead singer of the group Freeez who posted their number one hit "I.O.U." in 1983. Rocca went on to produce many bands, but charted his last number one hit "Shine" in 1993 with the group Midi Rain. Hope you enjoy the record as much as I do!

John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Freshest Kid Blessin It


The Freshest Kid Blessin It by Stainless_Steele
Stainless Steele and Mndsgn, both philly area beat heads, team up for this track entitled "The Freshest Kid Blessin it" (free download). Mndsgn is 1/4 of the Klipmode beat crew which also consists of members Devonwho, Suzi Analogue and Knxwledge.

Behold a Lady

Andre 3000 - Behold a Lady (SR Intro Edit)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

In The Jungle

This song is proper. As for the picture above, it's one of my students holding his notes from yesterday's class. Pretty proper as well. Enjoy!

Don Juan Benito - In The Jungle | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Monday, May 3, 2010

NO HALF STEPPIN - DJ Neil Armstrong at Hot Mess

Philadelphyinz is very proud to present an evening with one of the world’s premier DJ talents, and an all-around amazing individual - DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG.

It all goes down at Hot Mess at Silk City, First Friday, May 7th.


“If you care to read about Neil’s laundry list of incredible accomplishments like being Jay-Z’s tour DJ or rocking it at the NBA All-Star game in front of 100,000 people, you can, but let me just tell you that Neil is not only an amazing DJ but also one of the foremost influences on me as a DJ.

When I was in my late teens, I was lucky enough to play a number of shows with Neil and learn the tricks of the party rocking trade from one of the masters. A lot of what I do comes directly as a result of Neil’s influence and his willingness to stay in touch with a young, up-and-coming DJ like I was and impart his wisdom and positivity about music. Even to this day, globetrotting with Jay-Z, playing at Obama’s inauguration and more, he’s still got time to chop it up with me about music and the game.

Neil spends most of his gigs rocking places like Madison Square Garden, Glastonbury and Cowboy Stadium, in front of tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of people - this is a very RARE opportunity to see one of the masters in an intimate environment at Silk City, so make sure to mark your calendar and join us at Silk on May 7th.


In the spirit of Neil's game-changing "Originals" mixtape series from the days of yore (which every digger should own), here's an "original" from one of the great rap classics.

Heatwave - Ain't No Half-Steppin
Mediafire | YSI | 256 kbps

Metal Auf Metal

Awesome italian-flavored dark wave from Portland duo Soft Metals. Downloaded this tune and played it out at Robo later the same night! My number one gripe with a lot of new wave/cold wave/dark wave/italo tunes is that the vocals are either cheesy or weak (or both), but Patricia's voice is bold and haunting.

I guarantee we're going to hear more about these two in the near-future. Look for them on the west coast supporting Indian Jewelry, Glass Candy, The Chromatics, Mike Sim, etc.

Soft Metals is the love story of Ian Hixx and Patricia Furpurse played on vintage synthesizers and drum machines. Brought together in April of 2009 through a common love of late 70s to early 80s analog synthesizer music, Ian and Patricia decided to meet and write some songs. Inspiration came to them in a bittersweet variety by way of noise groups like Cabaret Voltaire, the romantic industrialists Chris & Cosey, the seductive Chicago house of Larry Heard, and the flashy italo disco of Klein & MBO and Mike Mareen. Soft Metals make dark, romantic dance music that's got something for that dramatic goth, the jackin' house head on ecstasy, or early the 1980s pop nostalgic daydreamer.

Soft Metals - The Cold World Melts | divShare | 320 kbps