Saturday, August 27, 2011

Status In The Ballroom

Philadelphia's Joe Lentini debut full length was recently released on Schematic. I know you have a hundred other new releases to check out, but if you are a fan of quality production & composition, you should really just take an hour and focus on this album. You can listen to the whole thing on Joe's Soundcloud. Trust me, it's time well spent. It may even rekindle your love for the album format. Remember, listening to a dozen consecutive tracks by the same artists in a particular sequence?!? Crazy, right? As far as I'm concerned, Lentini nailed the long play format on Status In The Ballroom.

Below are a couple highlights. Arthur is a stand out album cut and Confunk is an In Flagranti-esque dancefloor bomb.

You can buy it from Amazon MP3 or iTunes. Not sure if WAVs are available anywhere. What's up with that Schematic? For 320s & WAVs, you can pick the album up from Bandcamp!

04 ARTHUR (STATUS EDIT) by Joe Lentini

05 CONFUNK by Joe Lentini

Classic Mix

I finally found a quality rip of Oof's classic mix! Highly recommended.
DJ Oof - Can You Pass The Oof Acid Test 
Zippyshare • 27 doses of that good

01. Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World (1958) 02. The Rolling Stones - In Another Land (1967) 03. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit (1967) 04. The Byrds - Eight Miles High (1966) 05. The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (1966) 06. Eric Burdon & The Animals - Monterey (1968) 07. Captain Beefheart - Electricity (1967) 08. Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine (1967) 09. Cream - Tales Of Brave Ulysses (1967) 10. Jimi Hendrix Experience - If 6 Was 9 (1967) 11. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Calvary (1968) 12. Serge Gainsbourg - Cargo Culte (1971) 13. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (1970) 14. Moondog - I Love You (1971) 15. Brian Eno - Driving Me Backwards (1972) 16. Cosmik Jokers - Im Reich Der Magier (1974) 17. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man (1969) 18. Vanilla Fudge - Some velvet morning (1969) 19. Gentle Giant - Allucard (1969) 20. Soft Machine - Moon In June (1970) 21. Os Mutantes - Avé, Lucifer (1969) 22. Cressida - Asylum (1971) 23. Aphrodite's Child - The System / Altamont (1971) 24. Can - Mushroom (1971) 25. Gong - Oily Way (1974) 26. Dick Hyman - Give It Up Or Turn It To Loose (1969) 27. William Burroughs, Timothy Leary & Brion Gysin - wisdom words Outro (1978)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

R.I.P. Aaliyah

Lil Dave - A Mighty Million (Aaliyah x Zed Bias mash-up)
Soundcloud | 320 kbps

Also, I posted Armand Van Helden's remix a while ago if you missed it, which actually was a dollar bin score!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Think Twice

Remember when this blog was about posting your dollar bin finds? Let's get back to that around here!

Here's a gem I grabbed at Clark Park flea market last weekend.

Kudos to the commenters who can name the songs that sampled this - there are a lot of em!

Donald Byrd - Think Twice
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Alcachofa Remixes

I just rediscovered this mega soothing remix of Dexter while rummaging through the Expedits (really doesn't have the same ring to it as "crates"). The Two Lone Swordsmen brought in a live drummer and elevated the bleeps and bloops to a plush, soundtrackey cloud.

Villalobos - Dexter (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Plus a bonus remix of Easy Lee...

Villalobos - Easy Lee (Soul Capsule Mix)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Year of the Edit - DJ Trew Pt. II

Each week in 2011, the "Year of the Edit," Dollar Bin Jams and Young Robots Records will be debuting one exclusive edit for your enjoyment!

Chicago has been pretty kind to us here at Year of the Edit, we've got another production by DJ Trew and After Disco Chicago. Big slow burn on this one!!

Make sure you check out their soundcloud for lots of nice boogie jams.
Tony Cook - On The Floor (TREWs Slow Burn Dub) by afterdiscochicago

For previous "Year of the Edit" entries, look HERE.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gravy Groove

A little more gravy, a little less nicotine...

Nicotine & Gravy (Shawn Ryan Edit) by Shawn Ryan

Beck - Nicotine & Gravy (Shawn Ryan Edit) | Mediafire | 320 kbps

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Black Ivory

Last time I was in Bmore I picked up this boogie groover. The pressing I found is on Panoramic, but differs slightly than what's already on Discogs. Instead of the b side listed, mine has an instrumental of I've Got My Eye On You. Score!

Black Ivory - I've Got My Eye On You (Instrumental)
Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Friday, August 12, 2011


Finally a return to my vinyl ripping roots. It's been way too long! Here's a vintage Planet E gem I scored at a thrift store recently...

Alton Miller - Extasoul | Mediafire | YSI | 320 kbps

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Year of the Edit - DJ Apt One & York St. Hustle

Each week in 2011, the "Year of the Edit," Dollar Bin Jams and Young Robots Records will be debuting one exclusive edit for your enjoyment!

I put together this edit for my boys York Street Hustle - a full-on motown sound machine out of Philly. We are doing a show together this Friday at World Cafe Live - a couple live sets bookended by some funk and soul on the wheels by yours truly.

If you dig the sound, grab a ticket!

York Street Hustle - We Can Work It Out (DJ Apt One Edit) by DJ Apt One

For previous "Year of the Edit" entries, look HERE.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tropical Motown

Tasteful, well done reggae mixes of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes & more! These are definitely going into my happy hour crate.

Emynd & Kenny Meez - Motown Reggae Pack
Mediafire | 18 tracks

Thursday, August 4, 2011


DETRESFA by Tom Guycot

At 1933 hours, a distress phase was declared and search action commenced after Frederick Valentich disappeared over Bass Strait on October 21st, 1978.


Year of the Edit - DJ Apt One - Rigor Mortis

Each week in 2011, the "Year of the Edit," Dollar Bin Jams and Young Robots Records will be debuting one exclusive edit for your enjoyment!

Sorry for the week-long hiatus, life gets in the way of the internet from time to time.

In any event, here is an edit I have been playing out for some years, an edit of one of the downright funkiest tunes of ALL TIME!

Rigor Mortis (DJ Apt One Edit) by DJ Apt One

For previous "Year of the Edit" entries, look HERE.