Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reach Up

Here's a useful edit of the vocal mix of Toney Lee's classic, Reach Up, courtesy of STRONG.

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Frank Ocean - Pyramids (DJ Apt One Disco Dub)

My take on my favorite tune on Frank Ocean’s newest record. If you have heard me play at any pool parties or laid-back outdoor venues this summer, you have certainly heard this remix. Now you can have a copy for personal use. Use this song to orchestrate your own outer space pulp-sex drama, at home or on the go.

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Wish It Could Rain

I can't find any background info on this 45, but the dub side is great.

Ancil Collins & Mikey Spence - Wish It Could Rain Version
MediafireYSI • 197?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Trying To Hold On

Here's the other Junior Byron jam I promised. This isn't as widely known as Dance To The Music, but it's just as fierce. Give this a listen and tell me Junior shouldn't leave his woman. 

Junior Byron - Trying To Hold On
MediafireYSI • 1985

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Remember (Lost & Found Dub)

One of my favorites from Serge Santiago's Italo sampling house edit series, released with different color labels & covers each time. This is from the Midnight Blue 12", which flipped Gino Soccio tunes on each side.

Serge Santiágo & Gino Soccio -Remember (Lost & Found Dub)
Mediafire YSI • 2007

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Owner Man Skank

I've been listening back through some neglected records, looking to sell them to someone who will appreciate them more than I have been. In doing so, I've also rediscovered a number of jams I still love and really enjoy. This Tapper Zukie produced 45 only dub is one of them.

Massive Dread - Owner Man Skank Version
MediafireYSI • 1978

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Try Yazz

Here's a freestyle - house fusion from 89 to commemorate the final Steppin Out at Kung Fu Necktie. After this Saturday, Dirty & I are taking a little break, so be sure to come out if you're in Philly!

Two Without Hats - Try Yazz (Loca Dub #)
Mediafire YSI • 1989

Just Like A Doorknob

Joey Negro's edit, from The Kings Of Disco double 12".

Touché - Just Like A Doorknob (Joey Negro Edit)
Mediafire YSI • 1983/2004

Friday, September 7, 2012


Canadian disco hero Junior Byron covered Barrabas' Woman and it's a winnerExpect another post on Junior soon.

Junior Byron - Woman
MediafireYSI • 1983

Thursday, September 6, 2012

RIP Matthew Africa

We here at Dollar Bin Jams are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Bay Area DJ, digger and homie Matthew Africa, whose work we have admired and hopefully you have too if you follow this blog.

As told by his sister:

My brother, Matthew Africa, was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon. He and his beloved wife, Ha Le, were returning from a trip to Yosemite when their car collided with a big rig on a highway near Modesto. They tell us he died instantly; miraculously, she survived with multiple fractures. His absence is unbearable. Please keep our families in your thoughts and prayers.

Go over to Matthew Africa's blog to listen to some of his music, mixes and thoughts and leave some condolences if need be.

If we hear of any memorial services or donations set up in his honor, we will report them here.

The world is a less funky place in his absence.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


 Christian, who runs one of my favorite blogs, made a DJ friendly and slightly hypnotic edit of some German funk.

DBJ Soundcloud Group Round Up

As some of you know - we have a Dollar Bin Jams group on Soundcloud. It's a place for like-minded folks to share music, and its moderated, so hopefully it's kind of "crap-free." Here are some of my favorite recent contributions to the group.

Data - In Blue

What's happenin DBJ family.  DJ Apt One here, pinch-hitting for Shawn.

A pretty choice synth-pop cut from an LP worth buying just for its cover. Turns out to be pretty deece too - some Cocteau type inflections and weirdness. There's a 12 inch mix of this out there somewhere as well.

Data - In Blue (LP Version)
Zippyshare • 320 kbps

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Six words: French house peak time bomb shell.

Roy Rogers - Graceland
Ge.tt • 2001