Friday, April 23, 2010

DJ Apt One's TSWP April Top 10

This has been a hell of a month at Elena's in West Philly. JJC and I are rolling with our new Monday and so far it has been a very disco and vocal house affair, thanks to an amazing core crowd, some of whom were deep into the post-Paradise Garage scene in Newark and New York in the 1980s onward.

Tech Support was an incredible affair - the spot was packed to the gills. Kenny Raw played a funk set that pretty much made my jaw hit the floor. I knew maybe a half dozen of his tunes over the course of his set but the crowd was going bananas for it. The night ended with a 10+ minute near-dance-riot to Fela Kuti's Zombie - the bouncer was looking over my shoulder like "when is this song gonna end?" but there was never a good time to fade it out - people were through the roof with every breakdown. God bless West Philadelphia.

We recorded a portion of the night and hopefully I'll be able to post that at some point.

The following is a list of tracks that have been killin it at Elena's over the course of the past month. Most of these are tracks I've been dropping, but there are a few that I've heard Kenny and JJC play, including the numero uno joint - an original tape edit / cover / mashup from the 80s by Clubhouse. I've had some requests to start a TSWP podcast, and if I have time to do that I will, but in lieu of that, here's a list of that good good that's been pumping through the speakers.

With the exception of the Mr. Matawe track and the Clubhouse track, all these songs are easily available for purchase - the older ones through Amazon and the newer ones through Beatport and such. Go grab em, and support great music!

Just a reminder, JJC and I are at Elena's every Monday night, no cover. Tech Support occurs maybe once or twice irregularly throughout the year. Elena's Soul is at 4912 Baltimore Avenue in West Philly. From the other side of the Schuylkill, take the 34 trolley to 49th.

1. Clubhouse - Superstition/Good Times
2. King Britt f/ Byron Stingily - Get Up (King Britt's Old School Dub)
3. Fela Kuti - Zombie
4. Flying Fish - Mr. Matawe
5. Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - Bad Luck
6. RCMP - Mustache Love (Original Mix)
7. Pirupa - Get Funky
8. Sister Sledge - Lost In Music (12" Mix)
9. DJ Sneak - You Can't Hide From Your Bud (A-Trak Mix)
10. Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh I Love It (Love Break)

Bonus, Number 11:

The Funk Brothers - Tell Me It's Just a Rumour (Inst)
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1 comment:

Bruce Geetz said...

i've been listening to Zombie hard since the party haha.

and that Blue Notes joint is my shit!