Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hurrah This Saturday

Another year past...

Codec & Flexor - Time Has Changed | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps



Edan started doing his own radio show, here is the link to his first show. He said on myspace he's going to start posting a new radio show every week on his website after the site has been updated...should be cool.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I've Seen That Face Before

I watched Roman Polanski's Frantic last night, and I had totally forgotten about this song being in it. Not a perfect film, but the club scene where Harrison Ford and Emmanuelle Seigner dance to this is exquisite. You can see it written all over his face, how he's torn between his desire for this exotic, sensual creature and the desperation to find his kidnapped wife, and this conflict results in some seriously awkward dancing, which doesn't at all come off as merely slapstick physical comedy but real, authentic bewilderment.

Also, this is the LP version; the single version is about a minute longer. Anyone have that?

Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

I'm In Love

I wanted to share this Joey Negro edit of an Italian disco rarity, that is often mistaken for a lost Chic track by anyone that hears it. Writer and producer Marty Celay is the man behind the Cela alias and unfortunately, I could not track down a credit for whoever the sultry lady/ladies is/are behind the lush vocals. Marty and friends really nail down that distinct American disco sound arguably perfected by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

That all said, Joey Negro really made this good track into something stellar by reworking the intro; slightly extending it and making it instrumental; the first minute or so of the original features some questionable call & response vocals that sound downright annoying when compared with the edit posted here.

Cela - I'm In Love (Joey Negro Edit)
zShare | YSI | 225 kbps

Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Shawn Ryan

Facebook tells me it's your birthday. So here's some songs.

Rod Lee - Happy Birthday
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Uncle Luke - It's Your Birthday
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Birthday Party
Zshare | YSI | 256 kbps

Anybody who wants to post Stevie Wonder's or The Beatles' birthday jams in the comments, feel free. I don't particularly feel like ripping either record at the moment.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Another mystery track...

Let's see if you guys can help me crack this one. Above is a scan of the label and the track is the first one off of side A. Anyone know?

Thanks DJ Jeff Daniels!

Roger Sanchez - Body Heat (Deep South Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Roger Sanchez - Body Heat (Nu-Solution Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Atlanta Disco Band

I played "Buckhead" last night at Rock Tits and a couple people asked about it. The extended edit is available on the Philly Jams bootleg.

The Atlanta Disco Band - Buckhead (Extended Edit)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

The Atlanta Disco Band - Do What You Feel
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

West Coast Pop Lock

California knows how to party.

Huge tune right here.

Ronnie Hudson and The Street People - West Coast Pop Lock
Zshare | YSI | 320 kpbs

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Caught in Luv

Diva house! This is the first record to feature the vocal talents of Dawn Tallman, and while it doesn't really go anywhere over the course of eight minutes, it definitely knocks.

K. London Posse feat. Dawn Tallman - Caught in Luv (Rhythm Mix Dub) | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Monday, April 20, 2009

OCD tendencies...

This post turned out to be much more of a hassle than I thought. So I picked up this MCA double 12" promo yesterday. I checked online and found a CD rip of my favorite track, the Mateo & Matos Dub, to post. The file, which came from an official Femi compilation, was faster than the 12" version and had some vocals in it. My rip was 9:10, just like the label said it would be (and I ripped it on 33 with the pitch set to zero), but it was only 115 bpm and sounded odd compared to the 126 bpm cd rip and the vocal version of the same mix. At this point I was pretty annoyed so I tried it on 45 to check, but that sounded totally crazy. So I ripped it at +8 and now it sounds just like Mateo & Matos' other versions. I'll chalk it up to a pain in the ass pressing error. I better play this a lot at Apothecary.

Also, if you're in the Philadelphia area, Femi's playing at World Cafe Live in June.

Femi Kuti - Beng, Beng, Beng (Mateo & Matos Dub)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Everybody Loves The Sunshine

I am taking a break from semi-obscure dancefloor material to share what I like to call a 'no brainer'. This is one of my favorite tunes of all time, reminding me of waking up on a hot summer Sunday morning, making some iced coffee and sitting outside until it's time to do something productive (read: Monday). Today is the first spot of sunshine we have had in Philadelphia in about five days and Metropolis is tonight. Roy sets the perfect mood for a potentially perfect day; even if I am sitting in my office until 5.

Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

L.O.V.E. Is What You Need

Thanks to my partner in crime Erin Diamond Girl for turning me on to this one. Lifelike makes good use of the Unique classic "What I Got Is What You Need" and creates a feel-good summer tune that works in nearly every way you want it to. Not too much happens, but the sample is enough to put smiles on faces. Took me a while to track down a copy of the My Precious Diamond EP, which is where this track originally appears.

Lifelike - L.O.V.E. Is What You Need | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Also, Metropolis is back at the Barbary tomorrow with free beer til 12!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Stay Free

This is, by far, my favorite Ashford and Simpson tune. Originally released as a B-side to the French pressing of the "Found a Cure" promo 12", this track hits me in the gut about 30 times harder than the better known A-Side. Pay close attention to the absolutely sublime string and horn arrangements from John Davis of Monster Orchestra fame and the perfect mixdown from Nick Simpson, himself. It's tracks like this that will always have me crawling back to the late 1970's for inspiration and a huge smile. Nothing but feel good vibes for five and a half minutes.

Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free | Mediafire | YSI | 256 kbps

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Here's a tasteful and melodic old house jam perfect for the rainy morning we're having in Philadelphia right now.

The Choice - Solitude | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, April 10, 2009

Words and Joy

Check out this dope crew from Paris called BlackJoy...

Here's their blog

Here's their myspace

And here's their video...

Shawn you prolly wanna add them to the blogroll.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sabanoh 75

Look what I found in Baltimore - a solid Afro-disco record!

Sabanoh 75 - Dance To Me | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Sabanoh 75 - Gbepeh-Mi | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Sabanoh 75 - Baba Hausa | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Rod - Shake It Up (DJ Apt One Remix)

I have a whole grip of classic edits and remixes that I've been sitting on, I figure it's time to let some of them out into the light.

Here's my take on a classic Prelude cut.

Rod - Shake It Up (DJ Apt One Remix)
Zshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Get Money

Don't look any further - Cropsy the Manhattan Monster is back. Here is a nice post for some of you heads trying to get up on some Hip-hop and R&B bangers. First "Get Money," the Junior M.A.F.I.A. Party Classic followed by the just as popular "Get Money Remix." Don't Sleep on the remix, it was once common law to mix them into each other at any proper gig I did between 97 and 2002. To add some spice to this post I decided to included the original sample sources for the Junior M.A.F.I.A. tracks which are mad dope. Hope you Enjoy!

Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Get Money | Sharebee | 192 kbps

Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Get Money (Remix) | Sharebee | 192 kbps

Sylvia Striplin - You Can't Turn Me Away | Sharebee | 256 kbps

Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett - Don't Look Any Further
Sharebee | 231 kbps

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Mike Simonetti Edit

Mike just posted this at the Italians Do It Better Blog...

Jackson 5 - Body Language (Mike Simonetti Edit)
Zshare WAV | Zshare 160kbps | YSI 160kbps

Italo Deviance

Italo Deviance is a gold mine of a blog. Dig through their past posts and you'll definitely score some classics and plenty of "WTF is this" tracks. Plus they're actually BASED OUT OF ITALY! They just posted a Sylvester edit of mine, so head on over and get it. Thanks Marcello!

Italo Deviance