Friday, December 24, 2010

X-Mas Tunes That Won't Krampus Your Style

I find that Christmas music generally is the worst shit ever. Talk about flogging a dead horse! This year I got to thinking that I need to get my Irving Berlin on and become a Christmas-music-making-Jew just to make the music more tolerable (I've admitted to myself that Christmas is probably here to stay so I guess I should just deal).

But hey check it out - here are some good ones: Two dudes who will dress up as Santa and have sex with your Mom!

Anyways - Happy Holidays children, and watch out for the Krampus!

Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Mediafire | YSI | 192 kbps

Mack Rice - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin
Mediafire | YSI | 192 kbps

Abominable Snowjams

Not ur usual type of Christmas ish, feel me?

Abominable Snowjams (A Christmas Unwrapped) by Vincent Smaldone

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

You're Too Late

Here's a funky disco cut straight outta San Frandisco...

Fantasy "You're Too Late" (Sergio & Eddy Bauer Dark & Stormy Edit) by sergioaudio

Fantasy - You're Too Late (Sergio & Eddy Bauer Dark & Stormy Edit) | Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, December 17, 2010

Joy Revision Edits

Today my Joy Revision edits are out on Gazeebo Disco. There's a driving disco anthem with some iconic vocals & a super funky new wave cut, plus a nice slow burner to balance it out. Pick them up exclusively at Juno Download.

Joy Revision by Shawn Ryan

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Matty C - Action (DJ Apt One Remix)

Check the newfangled Soundcloud picture player!

New 11-Inch release today from Vancouver's Matty C, and I lent a super-italo remix to the project, complete with Euro vocals and off the wall synth solos! DBJ readers may know Matty C as one of the curators of the White Light mix series.

Grab it!!

iTunes | Beatport | TurntableLab | Gigacrate

Links from Amazon and Juno as they go live. Distro snafus are the worst!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

PPU and Uku

And yet again People's Potential Unlimited has reached back into time and released a pair of supremely mysterious top secret jams. Fans of DâM-FunK style boogie and lo-fi soul should take a moment & check out these cuts from the vaults of Uku Kuut. Plus PPU hooked us up with an exclusive download! Here's a little insight into Uku...
Uku Kuut was born in the Soviet Union, raised in Sweden and Santa Monica California. When PPU finally caught up with him we were happy to find him still recording and producing music in Tallinn, Estonia. "I Don't Have To Cry Anymore" was Uku's first single released privately on his own label Polar Star Records in 1985. The song features Marju Kuut on vocals and Uku on Syntovox 222 Vocoder and the Oberheim DX. "Vision of Estonia" is an instrumental homage to Uku's home for the last 20 years. This will be the first time it's been available on vinyl.

Grab the 45 over at Earcave.

Uku Kuut - I Don't Have To Cry | Mediafire | YSI | 128 kbps

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Love Music

For a while now, I've been wanting to do a series of posts on disco era covers - those songs that were so big or so loved that everyone wanted a piece. Perhaps fitting for the inaugural post, here's the O'Jays' masterpiece "I Love Music." If I've missed any great covers feel free to let me know in the comments, or even better, send em to the blog and I'll add them to the post.

Edit: Zoinks! Just noticed the rip of Montana below is full of glitches. I'll reupload soon.

The O'Jays - I Love Music | Divshare | YSI

Kellee Patterson - I Love Music | Divshare | YSI

Montana - I Love Music | Divshare | YSI

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Philadelphyinz - Moombahton de Acero Vol. 2

"Bells and Whistles = summer 2011 anthem status."

-Dave Nada

This summer, Skinny Friedman and DJ Apt One made their first entry into the moombahton canon to rave reviews. Tracks from Moombahton De Acero got support from DJs across the country (and the world!). And now, Philadelphyinz is back with round 2!

Moombahton De Acero 2: MAS MOOMBAHTON MAS ACERO touches all the bases of the growing genre, from Skinny's takes on poppy house and rap hits to Apt One's forays into deeper territory. There's something here for everyone and it's entirely free!

Download it ----> HERE

Trying to Make it Happen

I-Level - No. 4 | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Biz

2 very different versions of an excellent cut...

The Biz - Falling (Crash Beat Remix Pt. 1)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

The Biz - Falling (Dub Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

*Let me know if there are any problems with the files. My internet connection is being shady

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This Must Be The Place

Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Young Edits Sophisticated Melody Version) by Young Edits // Youth

Download available here!

Vintage Rune Lindbæk Mix!

Norwegian disco guru Rune Lindbæk recently unearthed a mix he did for a friend in 1997. It's a good listen & an interesting document of where disco was in the late 90's. Many thanks to Smalltown Supersound for posting it! Be sure to click the link for Rune's description.

Rune Lindbæk DJ mix from Oslo (1997) by smalltownsupersound

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cosmo Baker

If you read Dollar Bin Jams and you don't know who Cosmo Baker is, you should probably punch your own self in the nuts, and then take a little time to learn up about the man.

Philly born and bred, Cosmo is a crucial link in a long chain of talented DJs in Philly - he was raised up by the generation before him and helped raise the generation after, even though he moved to Brooklyn. Pretty much every DJ and club-goer in Philly, NYC and worldwide has a huge respect for Cos and I feel very fortunate to be in music game at the same time and place as the dude. He's also always down for a 4AM pretzel on Washington Ave, so I can't be mad.

OK enough with the puff-piece. I'm mentioning Cosmo because he just redesigned his always-excellent site, and now there are more reasons than ever to go there and soak up the insane record knowledge that always spills off the page. If you're down with DBJ you should most definitely be over there getting learned!

VISIT - the new

And check Cosmo's newest installment of the Love Break series -

Love Break Three - The Heart's Final Chapter by cosmobaker

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NickNack - Stolid (DJ Apt One Remix)

I'm really happy to be a part of NickNack's remix project for his Dearly Departed LP, and it's now out and available at the price of your choosing!

The roster of remixers for the project was great, including Bird Peterson, B.Cause, DJ Ayres, DJ DRM and more.

I'm really happy with how the song turned out - it's a disco groover with a very organic feel and a lot of swing to it. I recall playing it at Robotique in the spring and getting a lot of "wtf was that?" from people.

The record is available from Crowd Control records with a pay-what-you-wish type arrangement, you can pay nothing if you want, but please, give generously!

NickNack - Dearly Departed Remixed

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Party Bros!!!

Party Bros. - The Grind (Chris Burns' 295 Beatdown)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Party Bros. - The Grind (Gavin Holland Remix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Monday, November 15, 2010

Electric Relaxation

DBJ homie Ed Blammo recently recorded a new mix and he wants you to have it. He also wants to pour mimosas down your throat every Sunday. Read on...
I started a new party this month at PYT in Philly. Every Sunday from Noon-4 come get some much needed Electric Relaxation. I recorded a short mix of some of the music I play for the Sunday brunch crowd. I'm hoping to record a few more of these on a semi-regular basis as the party continues. And yes, there are free mimosas every week, and yes, they are delicious.

Electric Relaxation Vol. 1 by Electric Relaxation

Koushik - Be With
Amp Fiddler - Eye To Eye
Lenny Kravitz - Storm feat. Jay-Z
Toni Braxton - You're Making Me High
A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way
Da Bush Babees - The Love Song feat. Mos Def
Erykah Badu - Soilder
Radio City - The Hop feat. Bajka
The Roots - Right On (Shawn Ryan Edit)
Wave Machines - Keep The Lights On
Breakbot - Make You Mine
Snoop Dogg - Crazy feat. Nate Dogg
Dam-Funk - 10 West
Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (Club Version)
The Gap Band - Outstanding
Yvette Michele - Every Day & Every Night

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Snappin Necks For Some Live Efx

2 da hip dip the hop you don't stop, dollar bin jams wit the real hip-hop! I am about to head on tour as the official 3rd Rail Jam dj for the second year in row and I figured I would rip a few joints I plan to spin. Of course I have to shout out my sponsor Slacker Radio! If you didnt check out the station I program by downloading the Slacker Radio free app to your smart phone or on on the website, Do So Mang! Btw If you are a producer/artist I would love to play your track on my station so send ur best work to me at ... In the mean time here is a classic I never get tired of, enjoy!

Real Hip-Hop (Dj Premeir Rmx) - Das Efx |Mediafire|Ysi| 320kbps

Friday, November 12, 2010

Five Years of Philadelphyinz

This Saturday is the 5-Year Anniversary of Philadelphyinz. That's beyond an eternity as far as parties go.

It’s been a long strange trip! Long story short, it’s pretty amazing to wake up every morning and know that going to “work” means DJing, traveling to new and exciting places and making music in the studio. It’s all because of this party, and it’s all because of the people who have come to this party (and those that it spawned) over the years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We'll be giving away a limited edition 5-Year Anniversary Mixtape, which is kinda funny, because today I remembered a quirky story about how this party came to be - a story in which an old mixtape I made is central... and then I found the mixtape. And I'mma post it.

But first, the details:



Giveaways of a special 5-Year Anniversary mixtape

Hosted by Lexie -Free before 11, $5 After
Medusa Lounge, 27 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia

One night in November 2005, I walked into the Royal Tavern in South Philly to meet some friends, after polishing up a mixtape I was working on at home. The previous week I had played a Halloween show as Myron Cope Experience (an outfit I had with Burnso, who is featured on the most recent RCMP release) with Diplo and Plastic Little, that KT (not yet then of Broadzilla) had booked. I see Jayson (of PL) sitting at the bar chatting with Khyber booker Stacie George and I say hello. I didn't really know Stacie at the time or what she did for a living. Jayson and I cut it up about how Jules peed in an ice bucket in the green room. A propos of nothing, Stacie mentions that she's got a night she's trying to fill at the Khyber, Jayson says "this guy's a good DJ we played with him last week," I hand her the only finished copy of the mixtape I had just finished literally fifteen minutes earlier (which I was gonna give to my buddy Jai). A few days later I got a call back, fast forward five years, add Skinny Friedman, Medusa Lounge, Lexie, a record label, a bunch of touring and there you have it.

Anyway, here's the mix - called "The Food Money Mixtape." It's not really a representation of what I was playing in clubs at the time, but it's very representative of my tastes, has some pretty rare and cool records on it and it actually holds up to my standards pretty well. I found it this morning and gave it a listen or two and really enjoyed it. I won't give a tracklist (because I don't actually have one), but it's got some Eddy Senay, Nas, The Smiths, Whodini, Ohio Players, Biggie, Dexter Wansel, Cymande, Timmy Thomas, Raw Sex, Gwen McRae. I guess I haven't really changed that much over the years.


DJ Apt One | Food Money Mix (2005)

Mediafire | 192 kbps

P.S. To see a brief photo retrospective of Philadelphyinz and a master-list of everybody who has played the party, go to

Bonus points to those who can name some of the tunes in the mix in the comments!

Monday, November 8, 2010


I just received my copy of the Honey Soundsystem's recent Brotherhood compilation in the mail today. Fans of vintage disco & house take note - this 13 track CD is loaded with excellent edits, originals & obscurities (a tape edit of Maurice from 88?!). So far my favorites are Filthy Luka's Missing You, Gaye Marvin's (of Secret Mixes & Fixes fame!) edit of Lost in Music & the Discodromo cut. Have a listen below. You can pick up the CD directly from the Honey Soundsystem here.

Honey Soundsystem presents: Brotherhood (V/A) by Honey Soundsystem HNYTRX

They were also kind enough to offer up this free download of a Patrick Cowley classic, made in honor of what would be his 60th birthday.

Loverde - Iko Iko (Pee Play and C.L.A.W.S Edit) | Mediafire | WAV

Native Underground

Native Underground: Till It Hurts - Play It Loud Dub by thewurst

Wurst has outdone itself once again with the new Native Underground EP. Here's the story...
Native Underground came together through Craigslist of all places. Veteran house producer Henry Maldonado was looking for a singer that channeled the likes of Chaz Jankel, Peter Brown, and even Wham-era George Michael to pair with his latest work, so he placed an ad online. The Brooklyn native had cut his teeth in the early 90s on Strictly Rhythm (as a member of House 2 House and Urban Rhythm), the late 90s and early 00s on MAW (as Rhythm Section), and more recently on UK disco stalwart Tirk, and on his own Speak label (as Son of Sound), and was looking to evolve his sound intoa distinctly pop direction. Simply enough, Javi answered the ad, Henry loved his voice, and the rest, well, the rest is the accompanying EP.
Available from Juno Download or Boomkat next week.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Magic Message

Next Friday the Magic Message is bringing some top shelf selectors to Medusa: Mike Simonetti & DJ Kaos. Hot on the heels of their recent Lovefingers, TBD & Morgan Geist parties, the Magic Message brothern have outdone themselves once again. Get ready, get stoked, get pumped!!! And while your at it get facebooked: In the meantime, here are a couple sweet mixes to freshen up your itunes:

Mike Simonetti - Fact Magazine Mix 172 | Mediafire

DJ Kaos - Train Wreck Mix | Get it from Red Bull

Also, here's my favorite Kaos cut, featuring Sal P. from Liquid Liquid!!! (the cover art from the Rong pressing is way cooler):

Baby I'm Scared Of You

The jam man. NY stand up!

Womack & Womack - Baby I'm Scared Of You
Mediafire | YSI | 256 kbps

Monday, November 1, 2010

By My Baby

I recently picked this up at a garage sale in the Italian Market.

Nana - Be My Baby (Loftis Boy Meets Girl Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's the Time...of the Season

Here we are again, just in time for Halloween! Part 3 of my Il Suono Scuro series...mixes comprised entirely of soundtrack cuts and spooky sounds. This year's edition features two uptempo edits by yours ghouly. Extra special thanks to Shawn Ryan for his tireless dedication to the project.

David Byrne - Cloud Chamber (The Catharine Wheel, 1981)
Aldo Tamborelli - Voices (Tornado, 1983)
Vladimir Cosma - The Abandoned Factory (Diva, 1982)
Frank Duval - Ogon (Unsere Schönsten Jahre, 1983)
Goblin - Yell (Sette Storie Per Non Dormire, 1978)
Alain Goraguer - L'oiseau (La Planete Sauvage, 1973)
Shriekback - Evaporation (Manhunter, 1986)
Mark Isham - Never Cry Wolf (Never Cry Wolf, 1985)
Tangerine Dream - Highway Patrol (Flashpoint, 1984)
Eric Serra - Dark Passage (Subway, 1985)
Oliver Nelson - Guilty, Your Honor (Zigzag, 1970)
Vangelis - Ignacio (Entends-Tu Les Cheins Aboyer?, 1973)
Vladimir Cosma - The Priest And The West Indian (Diva, 1982)
Riz Ortolani - Il Corpo Di Linda
(La Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo, 1978)
Darklord - Turbulent Times (2010)
Darklord - Il Ballo Di Darklord (2010)
Jack White - Turtle's Attack (Solo Für Zwei Superkiller, 1980)
Christian Bruhn - Aravandi - Der Baron (Timm Thaler, 1979)
Fred Karlin - Robot Repair (West World, 1973)
Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero
(Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, 1985)

Darklord Presenta...Il Suono Scuro 3
(right/command click to save file)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RCMP - “USA Groove” Out Now!


It's out today!

A remastered version of the original "USA Groove" plus remixes from Technoir Audio founder and techno genius Shawn Rudiman, as well as MPC wizard Burnso.

Cop that shit!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Another excellent blend from the Bay Area's B. Cause. Be sure to check his blog Diamonds In The Dust for more.

Big Boi - Shutterbug (B.Cause Hypnotic Edit)
Direct Link | 320 kbps

DJ Meistro - Ass Deep

My man DJ Meistro just hit me with his latest mix filled with some killer deeeeep house cuts. Definitely one for the late nights and rainy days. Grab it on his Soundcloud page and don't miss out on his edits too.

Ass Deep by Meistro

Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #5
Thelma Houston – I Need Someone Tonight (Joey Negro Serious Dub)
6th Borough Project – Miss World
Gadi Mizrahi – Who’s Gonna Love Me Tonight?
Oscar G & Lazaro Casanova – The Healer
Oscar G & Lazaro Casanova – The Healer (Oscar G Calle Ocho remix)
Hector – LA Buena Onda
Zeke Manyika – Dougswana (Acapella)
Armando – Don’t Take It (Thomos Edit)
The Art of Tones – The World as I Live it
Ike – Free to Fly
Argy ft Baja – Upon Ourselves
Henrik Schwarz ft Amampando – I Exist Because of You (Stripped Down Version)
Brooklyn Friends – Spastic
Loko – Kumale
Karizma – Beat Dis
A.C. Layne – Addicted (vocal mix)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fresh Produce Zombie Bash 10/29 PHILLY

Friday Oct 29



Vesuvio Lounge Second Floor
736 S 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA

Check Out the Klipkast from Sir Froderick for Free Download
THE SIR ONION MIX by sirfroderick

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tavares - It Only Takes a Minute (Deep Sang's 7 Minute Edit)

Man, the Tavares made sooo many jams, but just might be my favorite. Here's an extended edit with a little extra bump for the club. You can grab a crispy wav from the soundcloud link below...

Tavares - It Only Takes A Minute (Deep Sang's 7 Minute Edit) by Deep Sang

Friday, October 1, 2010

Brutal Acid Rub-A-Dub

Let's focus on this being a good cut and not on how dirty it sounds.

Brutal Bill & Anthony Acid - What Has Been Joined (By God)
(Brutal Acid Rub-A-Dub)

Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Slacker in San Diego

This week I am headed to San Diego to meet with my favorite sponsor Slacker Radio, peep the station here! It is a last minuet meeting so I don't have a gig lined up. If anyone wants to chill or possibly even team up for a dj set, feel free to holla Here. Thanks! In the mean time I leave you with this lil blend I made that's a real nice fit for any day party. Enjoy!

I Like It (Dj Image remix) by Vincent Smaldone

I Like It (Dj Image remix) ~ Grand Puba & Brandy vs Dj Image |mediafire|YSI|320kbps

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mis Mary's Place

What's up internet? I know it's been a bit since I rapped at you over here on DBJ, and I can tell you might be a little tired of Shawn just posting edits dudes made in their basement and then put on Soundcloud. (I kid, the stuff he posts is actually quite rad.) I don't really have a good excuse, I've still been ripping plenty of records. I'm also sitting on a giant mountain of edits, which will probably end up on here at some point. Anyways, here's some quality Blue Note funk with the homie Ron Laws on alto. This is off of Pressure Sensitive - his funkiest album in my opinion.

Ronnie Laws - Mis' Mary's Place
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Totally unrelated - if you live in Chicago or Minneapolis, come see me at Evil Olive and First Avenue, respectively, this Friday and Saturday.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Abel Noncollective Magik

If you love soft grooves, if you love drum breaks, if you love African jams, if you love wicked flute jams, if you believe in the possibility of one day taking a cosmic journey, if you bothered to read this far, GO GET ABEL's NEW MIX at Noncollective now. I'm only 1/3 of the way in and already making this post. Sayin.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Will Eastman

This Saturday at Medusa we've got very special guest Will Eastman, of Stretch Armstrong's Plant Music label as part of his "Feelin' Part Deux" tour. Long story short - it's gonna be beautiful weather and we've got an exclusive, intimate dance party with one of the best East Coast DJs never to come to Philly - so BELIEVE DAT!!!

This is Will's first gig in Philly, which is astonishing if you consider the fact that his 2009 single, "Feelin" was one of Fatboy Slim's proclaimed "weapons of choice" last year (and he most certainly wasn't the only one to think so)! It's double crazy when you think about the fact that Will is part owner (with Tittsworth) of one of the most amazing clubs on the East Coast - U Street Music Hall - where almost everybody awesome is rushing to get a gig! And if you down believe my hype, grab a free download of "Feelin'" courtesy of RCRD LBL and see for yourself!

Will Eastman - Feelin'
- Download from RCRD LBL

Update- Feelin (Part Deux) EP is now available exclusively from Beatport and it features remixes by Gavin Holland and Chris Burns - both of whom you know from Philadelphyinz's past - so check it out!

New Instamatic Cut!

Fresh off the mixing board, here's a new Instamatic cut for "friends, family, famous people, frank thomas, blogs, bingo parlors, shopping malls, anybody..." This is pure indie - electro fire.

Instamatic "Architecture" by instamaticband

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

There's A Place Down In Mexico...

Legitimate dollar bin jam from one of my favorite bands of all time. Serious Mesoamerican shamanistic vibes on this pre-Stevie jammer, so put that in your peyote and eat it.

Mediafire | 320 kbps

Friday, August 27, 2010

Steppin Out Track of the Month

Curiosity Killed The Cat - Ordinary Day (Extended Version)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Check the Steppin Out Facebook event here. Click to enlarge...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DJ Anonymous: Disco #5

Helsinki's DJ Anonymous returns with another mix of strictly top shelf disco jams.

DJ Anonymous: Disco #5 by DJ Anonymous

The Quick: One Light In A Blackout
Helen: Zanzibar (Afro Mix)
Pink Rhythm: Melodies Of Love
Ingram: DJ's Delight
Joy: I Need Your Love (Remix)
Feelabelia: Reach Out
Wally Badarou: Endless Race
Jine: Take It To The House
ESG: Moody (Remix)
Jimmy Briscoe: Into The Milky Way
Carly Simon: Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)
Dave Grusin: Count Down
Azoto: Anytime Or Place
Neon: Skydiver
Prince: Sexy Dancer (Mad Mix)
Guy Cuevas: Obsession (Francois Kevorkian Mix)