Here's some dubby techno goodness by DeepChord's Rod Modell. According to Discogs, 350 copies of Movement were originally pressed in 2003 and another 60 copies were reissued in 2006, so this 12" is tough to come by. Keep your eyes peeled for a copy - all four mixes are super heady delights.
Here's another gem from the collection DJ Image discovered earlier this month. I'm used to seeing Bits & Pieces disco mixes, so this underground house and hip-hop 12" cames as a surprise. Both mixes are killer, so here are files of both the "razor side" and "bladed side:"
On Saturday, January 5, there's a special PTA meeting at Medusa Lounge in Philly! The Pittsburgh Track Authority is going to teach us how the other side (of Pennsylvania) goes 2am strong! Their tracks, like, "Untitled," "Now's Tomorrow," & "Crosstown Blvd," have been getting serious play at Hurrah in 2012. Now I'm super stoked to kick off 2013 with their Philadelphia debut! This is going to be a crazy night in the rave cave, so let's go 2am strong & beyond with the PTA!!!
For this post, we're gonna step out of the bedroom and into the big room. The words "big room" are often a turn off, but Chris Lum's flip of Keep On Jumpin gives this a classic DJ Sneak style flavor. Have a listen:
Today, San Francisco's Honey Soundsystem & Berlin's CockTail d'Amore released stereogamus' riiiiiidiculously good debut single, Face Love Anew, and on limited vinyl to boot! Stereogamus' production game is tight & the remixes are both excellent, but Shaun J. Wright's vocals really push it over the edge. You might recognize Shaun as a vocalist for Hercules And Love Affair. Like on the Hercules tracks, he delivers a huge, soulful performance. I rarely say this, but don't sleep - this is going to be huge!
Order the 12" from Dark Entries Records or grab the digital release (with additional remixes from Kim Ann Foxman, Horse Meat Disco, Miracles Club & The Carry Nation) on December 11 from any of the usual outlets.
This Synthetigers are back with another burner, and it's one of my personal favorites to date. For edit #17, they reworked Philadelphia's David Simmons, adding a dope intro and extending all the right parts.
The League Unlimited Orchestra was a Human League side project, featuring dubby, instrumental versions of Human League songs. This is DJ D's extended, extra dubby edit of Do or Die, from his 2008 edits 12".
The League Unlimited Orchestra - Do or Die (DJ D Edit)
The Synthetigers just unleashed their new EP, Don't You Want?, onto the world. It's a diverse release, with deep & techy tracks as well as filtered disco. Pick up a copy of Don't You Want? from Juno Download.
Jerry Weber, owner of Pittsburgh's Jerry's Records, just found a Robert Johnson 78 that came through his shop. "The holy grail of 78s." I used to go to Jerry's almost every day on my walk home from high school just down the street. One of the greatest all-vinyl stores in the world. Fairly priced, well curated and just all-in-all awesome. Visit if you ever get a chance.
I'm A Cliche recently launched their Edit Service series on Soundcloud, where they give away a new edit every two weeks. Their newest offering, Edit Service 4, is my favorite to date. Red Axes brilliantly reworks punk poet John Cooper Clarke, transforming I Don't Want To Be Nice into a more rhythmically driven jam. Grab a free download from their Soundcloud page:
I found this gem today in the Dollar Bin Jams Soundcloud Group. You know I love Junior Byron, and this is one of my favorites! A Digital Needle stayed true to form with this tasteful, extended edit. Grab a free download from their Soundcloud...
Hurrah is turning 6 this Saturday, which is kind of crazy. 6 years of Hurrah adds up to about 288 hours (or 12 entire days) of excellent guest DJs & performers, new and old jams, dancing, and drinking Red Stripe!!! To help us make this momentous occasion as awesome as possible, I've made some improvements to Hurrah's sound system (more bass!) AND mega DJ & producers Drrtyhaze are going to bring their top shelf disco & house music blend to the rave cave!
Drrtyhaze is Matthew Moffre & Doug Gomez. They're based out of NYC, have each been DJing for 15 years, and they have releases on Gomma, Tirk, Redux, Under the Shade, Truffle, Airtight, Nang & Speak Recordings. Last April, they released Love Loud, their debut album, on Nang. Check out their Soundcloud for a bunch of originals & remixes, and download their mix of Chicago classics below.
Coincidentally, this is Dollar Bin Jams' 1000th post AND the first time I've ever shared an original production that I've had a hand in!!! Awesome, right?!? Anyway, Peter Dragontail & I just unleashed a trio of new tracks as Superprince. Stream them from Soundcloud below and party on!
To clarify, this isn't "Escort," the (awesome) 17 piece NY disco orchestra. This is a group of New Jersey inmates from the 70s who convinced their warden to allow them to have instruments & recording gear. Make Me Over is one of their later releases, so I'm not sure if they were incarcerated when they recorded it. Behind bars or not, you can't deny this groove!
"You can bend me, shape me, anyway you wanna... make me over!"
"This Time" by Funk Deluxe is a pretty sweet jam from '84 with a dub on the B side. Here is both the vocal and dub for your downloading pleasure. I must note that this is another record from the infamous Delaware collection my homie Ken gave me for free years ago. I made a interesting discovery the other day when i realized that all the best records had the name Master Boom or Eddie Boom written on them. This dood was the man so shout out to him. Enjoy.