Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I rediscovered this crucial Italo jam on my shelves the other night. Capricorn is a Claudio Simonetti alias, so you know it's gonna be good & quirky. Enjoy a fresh rip:

Capricorn - Capricorn (Instrumental)
MediafireYSI • 1980

Dance To The Beat

Earlier in the summer, I managed to scoop a copy of this lazy vocoder jammy jam. Here's a crispy rip for you:

Starflight - Dance To The Beat
MediafireYSI • 1984

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Steal Blue

Here's a slower, more chilled out cut from the 12" that brought you Searchin'.

33 1/3 Queen - Steal Blue
MediafireYSI • 1990

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Synthe Tigers debut EP!

The Bay Area's Synthe Tigers have been supplying DBJ with fresh edits for a while, and now they're unleashing a few originals. They just released the "I Love You EP," which contains three deep, techy burners with a disco twist. Check out a sampler below & pick up the full release from Juno.

What A Scenesation

Here's a useful tool for a tech house set...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wake Up

 Leftside Wobble tastefully edited this tasteless Ian Dury number. Fear not jammers, he didn't harm Ian's dirty verses.

Tropical Stations

Zurich's Lexx recently liberated this Martha & The Muffins jam from some cheese and was kind enough to share. Be sure to work this tropical flavored new wave cut into your end of summer playlist.

M + M - Black Stations / White Stations (Lexx Edit)
Mediafire • 1984/2012


Sounds like someone repaired Mr. Mister's wings...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Every Way But Loose

Thanks to Beautiful World, I finally scored a copy of this crucial disco gem. Shake your caboose!

Also, if you're in Philadelphia this weekend, go to this, this, & this.

Plunky & Oneness Of Juju - Every Way But Loose
MediafireYSI • 1980

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sumphin' Sumphin'

Apparently JKriv first shared this back in 2010, so I'm a little late. Fortunately for us, he re-posted it today. Slow disco at it's finest. I can't wait until my Razor-N-Tape 12" arrives from Juno.

No More No War

I came across this slab of Italo cheese in a Montreal dollar bin. Nothing special, but I can get down with the message. Plus the cover art is dope.

Mirage - No More No War
MediafireYSI • 1985

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"New God Flow" Ghostface Remix

This is a remix I threw together last night under the influence. It's like it was meant to be it sounds so smooth! Shake That Body Party That Body Come And Have A Good Time With G.O.D.

Hope you guys dig it!

Billy Who?

I discovered this cut on a Garage Classics 12" &  joined the ranks of listeners who will forever be grateful to that bootlegger for reissuing such amazing music. Not much is know about Billy & his friends, other than that they recoded this laid back disco tune and one other single. Thanks bootlegger and thanks Billy! 

Billy Frazier And Friends - Billy Who? (Long Version)
Mediafire YSI • 1980

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RCMP - White Light Mix #63

Paul and I put together an RCMP mix for the White Light Mix Series.  It's a meditation on themes of technological progress and the relative benefits and dangers of advanced technology. You can also dance to it, drive at night to it, and more.

Our mix is a collage of soundtrack and experimental electronic records, modern disco, chillwave sounds and some found footage narration.  We spent a lot of time putting it together, so we hope you'll enjoy it.

We're very honored to be a part of this mix series, which is made up pretty much exclusively of entries by artists I love and respect!  If you aren't familiar with the White Light Mixes, there are great mixes by Optimo, Leo Zero, Maxxi Soundsystem, Alan Braxe, Oliver, Neoteric, Ayres, Catchdubs, Fashen, Plastic Plates, Electric Youth, Cassian, In Flagranti, Gigamesh and many many more in there, so poke around. We're very honored to be involved with this great series!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Covers Part II

I was going back through a big pile of records that I ripped for Telephoned's (Fool's Gold) "Switchboard" party last winter.  It's a night dedicated to covers, and I've done a covers post before, so I figured I'd follow up.

Here are a couple of zips with some great covers.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - versions by Devo, Mountain and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band.  Shouts to the dude in East LA who sold me a sealed copy of that 103rd Street record for a buck if I'd just help him "get these damn records off the lawn."

Satisfaction - Mediafire Zip

Sing A Simple Song - versions by West Street Mob (in an early '80s electro-rap stylee) and the ever-amazing Booker T and the MGs (who have an entire album of covers, including some utterly forgettable organ-driven schmaltz).

Sing A Simple Song - Mediafire Zip

Tainted Love

Recently someone requested a re-up of a rip I posted way back in 2007. Since I stepped my ripping game up over the years and I'm a nice guy, I did a fresh rip for you guys. While listening to it, I realized this version sounds really thin in comparison to reissues of the original track. Perhaps it was the mastering or maybe it's the flimsy pressing. Whatever the case, I had a friend give it a light treatment in Ozone. It's still not going to trump the original version, but it sounds a little fuller now.

As for the music, here's a extended edit from 1982 of Gloria Jones' 1965 soul stomper "Tainted Love." Who created this and why are a mystery to me, but, shoddy pressing issues aside, it's well done. Maybe it's a response to the popularity of Soft Cell's cover from the year before. If anyone knows the story behind this, please leave a comment. Enjoy the extra couple minutes...

Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (12" Version)
MediafireYSI • 1965/1982

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Geeeeeeeeeee Up

Gee Up is my favorite song on Kindness' album. Since it's less than 2 minutes long, I made an extended version for the DJs.