Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Matthew Africa recently shared a tasteful extension of this Ohio Players classic. In his own words:
Recently I realized that when I DJ I don't play the Ohio Players' "Ecstasy" nearly enough. Although it's one of the most joyous records I know, it's not really a prime time sort of record and yet at 2:27 it's also too damn short for early or late in the night.

So I edited it.

I added no extra drums, no quantizing and not even a mixable intro. As a DJ, all of those things can be nice conveniences, but in my view there are some classics you can only fuck up and "Ecstasy" is one of them. Instead, I just made it a little longer and tried to do so in the least obtrusive way possible.
Pick up some knowledge jewels from his blog, I Wish You Would, and check out his radio show, 2 Busy Saying Yeah.

Ohio Players - Ecstasy (Matthew Africa Extended Edit)
DivshareYSI • 1973

New Face

 Mysterious new discovery from my neighborhood. Hello, Grave Goods!

European Digging Wrapup For Tucker Bloom

As I mentioned a few weeks back, I had put together a bit of a "record aficionado's travel guide to Northern Europe" for my friends at the Tucker & Bloom bag company. Go and check it out - comes complete with flicks and musical accompaniment!

My Woman

Kenny Dope under his Power House moniker, flipping a Barrabas sample.
Power House - My Woman
Mediafire YSI • 1989

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Our Generation

This week the legendary Nu-Mark posted a top shelf edit of Ernie Hines' mega classic "Our Generation." Dude had access to the multi tracks & even shares the instrumental and acapella! To access a download, you have to share your email address. It's a pain, but it's worth it!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cave Jams

I do a monthly party called Universal Cave with my friends Anthony Vogdes, Brian Cassidy & Tony Modia. The motto is "forward, deep, and free" & it's reflected in the music. It's a great chance for me to bring out my post-punk & cosmic records, and I'm always trainspotting dub techno and random rock cuts from the guys. A couple months ago, we each contributed selections for our first mix. We spent some time sequencing the selections and I meticulously mixed them together. Here's the final result - forward, deep, and free in all of it's glory. Stream it or download it from Soundcloud below and, as always, comments are appreciated!

Universal Cave - Cave Jams: Selections From The Universal Cave
ge.ttZippyshare • 71 minutes

01. Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer – Earth (Still Our Only Home)
02. Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You
03. Paris - New Orleans
04. Spooky Tooth – Higher Circles
05. Flash & The Pan – California
06. Jo Jo Zep – Losing Game (Instrumental Version)
07. Jah Wobble – Blow Out (Instrumental)
08. Michael Franks – I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad
09. Deee-Lite – Build The Bridge
10. Tony G - Tous La Part Le Meme Sort (Tony G Original Mix)
11. Pittsburgh Track Authority – Untitled
12. CVO – Mighty Real Groove
13. DOP – The Lighthouse
14. Stereociti – Tsukayga
15. Dadawah – Know How You Stand
16. Peter Green - A Fool No More

Definition Of

Here's a very dark and very very awesome techno track, from James Ruskin's "Definition Of EP." Get lost in it.

James Ruskin - A1
MediafireYSI • 2000

Monday, July 23, 2012

Marie Love

Here's a tight edit my friend Andrew Straylite recently shared with me. After listening to it on repeat for an afternoon, I convinced him to hook the jammers up with a download. He really turned the track around, shedding loads of disco cheese and highlighting a top shelf groove.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ariwa Dub Club

Mad Professor was still killing it in 96! This has a classic dub feel, but clocks in around 123 bpm. It might be handy to file it with your Rhythm & Sound tracks.

Mad Professor - Ariwa Dub Club
Ge.tt • 1996

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DBJ Philly Takeover

 Rest assured, there is music in this post...

•••••••••••• THURSDAY 7/19 ••••••••••••
 Universal Cave is releasing a mix CD on Thursday at Johnny Brendas. U Cave consists of me, Tequila Sunrise Records' Anthony Vogdes, The Magic Message's Tony Modia & Brian Cassidy the farmer. Selections range from bayou rock & dubby post-punk to bollywood & atmospheric electronic, with plenty of Fleetwood Mac thrown in for good measure. See one of us in the booth anytime between 8 and 2 for a free copy of the CD! I'll also post the mix here next week.

•••••••••••• FRIDAY 7/20 ••••••••••••
Apt One is back from Europe & doing a residents night with the homie DJ Bruce. 4 hours of disco from throughout space and time.

•••••••••••• SATURDAY 7/21 ••••••••••••
 Get your new wave, synth pop, r&b and post punk fix with me & special guest Ed Blammo on Saturday at Kung Fu Necktie!

•••••••••••• TUESDAY 7/24 ••••••••••••
 DBJ brother Tom Guycot is playing a live set accompanied by Peter Dragontail this Tuesday. For a taste of his eerie, soundtrack inspired work, check out his recent live set from Ortlieb's. And for more information on the show, click here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Soul Pickle Mix

Here's a recording of my set from The Soul Pickle in Philadelphia a few weeks ago. This Sunday they have Jamie 3:26 & DBJ homies Robotique. You can get more info on the party here. Stream or download the mix from Soundcloud below & check the SC page for a full tracklist.

Nobody's Got TIme

The chief of the disco police Jay Negron (aka J*Ski) really hooked it up with this one. He ripped the super funky 45 version of Eddy Grant's Nobody's Got Time, stitched part 1 and 2 together AND made a special 10 minute extended version. Grab both versions below:

Eddy Grant - Nobody's Got Time (J*Ski Extended WPJs Version)
Box.com • 1975

Eddy Grant - Nobody's Got Time (J*Ski Pts. 1+2 Version)
Box.com • 1975

Monday, July 16, 2012

Buk-In-Hamm Palace (Sol Power Disco Dub)

The Sol Power crew and I recently finished this dubbed out rework of Peter Tosh's underground classic Buk-In-Hamm Palace. The original cooks, but we added some extra thump for the dance floor and chopped it up to heighten the tension. It's nearly 10 minutes long so feel free to drop it halfway through when the dub kicks in for the late night crowds... that's what we do!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Save Our Love

I came across this jam a few months ago at the Highland Park Record Service. The bassline is nasty & I'll ride for the vocals too. Now I just need to track down a copy of their follow up single, Fire In My Heart. Wish me luck!

Escape From New York - Save Our Love
MediafireYSI • 1983

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Europa Europa

Hiyooo DBJ fam. Just back from a European tour - and if you're interested, there should be a big review I did of record stores across the continent up on the Tucker & Bloom Bag Messenger blog sometime soon. There's also a photo wrap-up on my site as well. Shoutouts to Betino's Paris, SpaceHall Berlin, Flashback London and others for the great records, and many thanks to the numerous Dollar Bin Jams readers I met all over Europe (especially France - we see you!). Here's a great Europdisco pickup I came across in Berlin

Mike Cannon - Voices In The Dark
Mediafire • 1983

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


 As you can see, I'm catching up on my Soundcloud listening, and Tim Zawada's newest edit made it all worthwhile. The hypnotic vocals would make Kenny Dixon Jr. proud.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Gotta Tape I Wanna Play

This has been a staple in my sets for years. Now Greg Wilson's giving away a wav on his Soundcloud...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

What Goes Around Comes Around

You can expect nothing but rare grooves & quality edits from Underdog, and this is no exception. BlackSmoke's vocalists are a force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for us, Underdog managed to squeeze a couple more joyful minutes out of the track. 

BlackSmoke - What Goes Around Comes Around (Underdog Edit)
MediafireYSI • 2007