Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Make It Right

90s deep house straight out of Jersey with a soulful vocal sample. You can't go wrong.

T. Rodzo - Make It Right
MediafireYSI • 199?

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Disco Edit Collaboration

"A Disco Edit Collaboration" consists of two jams I worked on with my Parisian friends Venice Beach

These guys have been tearing up the disco charts for the last few years, and while we toured together in the US and Europe last year we put some tunes together. Philly's DJ Bruce has a cameo on there as well. 

"Socket" should sound familiar and it's pretty dark and aggressive, "Money" is slower and more slinky. Both tunes are available exclusively at

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Philadelphia Gone Selvagem

Since I heard Selvagem's Beats In Space mix last April, I knew they had to bring their mind blowing mix of Brazilian grooves to Philly! And now it's all coming together this Saturday at Medusa Lounge!


(Millos Kaiser & Trepanado • B.I.S. Records • São Paulo, Brazil)

Selvagem is Portuguese for "Wild." Selvagem is also both the name of the DJ duo as well as the name of their monthly party in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It’s a monthly sunset party which has hosted DJs such as Optimo's Twitch, Eric Duncan, Justin Strauss, Horse Meat Disco's Severino. Their recent Beats In Space mix is all crazy Brazilian records, ranging from disco to funk, psychedelic, post-punk, electro and beyond, including many of their own edits. Tim Sweeney recently released 3 of their edits on his vinyl only B.I.S. imprint.


For more info on the party, check below:


Check out their new 12" of edits on Tim Sweeney's B.I.S. imprint:

Grab a free download of their Cube edit:

And definitely LISTEN TO THEIR BEATS IN SPACE MIX. It's really good:

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Turn On To Love

The cheese factor of this German disco cut is almost overwhelming, but the tough drums & solid groove balance it out. Plus the b side of the 45 shines a spotlight on the better vocal parts from the original 18 minute disco epic.

Jumbo - Turn On To Love Part 2
MediafireYSI • 1976

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rando Afro

Afro funk from unlikely places...

Mick Fleetwood - Superbrains
Ge.ttYSI • 1981

Remi Kabaka, Abdul Lasisi Amao & Steve Winwood - Irin Ajo 
MediafireYSI • 1973

Turbojazz - Jungle Struttin'
Juno Download • 2012

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Young Robots Presents Philadelphia Maneto

Philadelphia Maneto, a 13-song, 11 artist compilation I have curated for Young Robots, is out today. This compilation has the best that Philly and Jersey have to offer - we have post-punk, nu disco, indie pop, deep house. Shawn Ryan is on there. DJ Bruce is on there. Billy W is on there. Pink Skull is on there. Hell, even Todd Edwards is on there, repping Jersey to the fullest.

This record has been in the works for the better part of a year, and it's really the fruit of a lot of creativity and hard work by a lot of good people. If you wanna read more about how it came together, and the philosophy behind the record, I did a long Q&A with the Philadelphia Weekly about it for this week's issue.

The compilation is available for free, but it's also available for sale. If you like a tune (or the whole record), I'd encourage you to buy a copy at any major digital sales outlet (iTunes, Amazon, Beatport or Juno) and support independent musicians and labels.

I want to thank Philly's WXPN FM for co-sponsoring the record and previewing a lot of the material on their site and over their broad airwaves, which reach from Baltimore to the NYC area.

Many thanks as well to Travis from Downtown Club, Paul Zyla and Peter Dragontail for lots of behind the scenes work.

Nicos Gun, Pink Skull and I will be playing an outdoor release party on the Race Street Pier in Philly this Thursday at 6PM. did a nice little preview of it.  After the show we will be partying at Johnny Brenda's with Shawn Ryan at Universal Cave!
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wayne's Sound Odyssey

Keen an eye out for the Attitudes In The Red Room 12" - there are a few joints on it. Here's one...

Wayne Rollins - Wayne's Sound Odyssey
MediafireYSI • 1996
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nicos Gun f/ Sammy Bananas - Dirty Girl (DJ Apt One Remix)

For the last 8 months or so I have been assembling a compilation of some of Philly and New Jersey’s best dance music talent for a Young Robots Compilation called Philadelphia Maneto. Local FM station WXPN  has been putting out a few of the jams in advance of our July 16th release date and July 18th  release party.

I'm extremely proud of this remix of  Nicos Gun's Dirty Girl - big time Loft burner, with a cathartic sax solo from Fool's Gold's Sammy Bananas to seal the deal!  I have been running this track for months now and it never fails me.

I've also posted the first advance leak - Dance by The Downtown Club, an awesome ESG-styled outfit that has a dark, post-punk aesthetic.

On the 16th the entire record will be available for free. Others on the record include Superprince (Shawn Ryan and Peter Dragontail), Pink Skull, aupl, Billy W (Robotique) Lux & Edwards (Robert Lux and house legend Todd Edwards), NITEWAX (DJ Bruce), Instamatic, SAUR and more.

I'll be sure to post it here!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Young Robots Mixseries Vol. 7 - DJ Apt One's July 4th BBQ (Live)

Tomorrow, like any red-blooded American, I'll be drinking cold beer and eating BBQ.  I wanted to bring some tunes along, so I decided to get some records off the shelf and select some choice jams in the Serato and put together a mix for my BBQ.  Then I thought, hey, this would go pretty well at just about any BBQ.  So, here you go, your funky entertainment for your funky 4th of July.

Lee Zamah - Frankie Beverly
Marlena Shaw - Remember Me (Jim Sharp Remix)
Mary J Sly - Everyday People (DJ Apt One Edit)
Devon Thompson & DJ Apt One - Lovers and Friends (UNRELEASED)
Mary Clark - Take me I'm yours
AM-FM - You are the one
Captain Planet - My Heart Is Jumping (Captain Planet Mix)
10cc - Dreadlock Holiday
Voyage - I Love You Dancer
Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz
Orient Express - Shine On
Lancelot - Spoken Word
DJ Apt One - Red Meat
Todd Terje - Strandbar (Samba Version)
Franck Biyong - African History Waves DJ MOODZ EDIT
Orgone - Funky Nassau (Danny Krivit Re-edit)
Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel - Sexmachina (edit)
James Brown - Give it Up Turn It Loose • The Reflex Edit
Sal Soul Orchestra - ooh i love it (love break)
NICHOLAS = Love Message
Johnny D & Nicky P - Wild Kingdom
Marcus Marr - The Music

If you haven't checked out a lot of the other goodies on the Young Robots mixseries or podcast, check

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