Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Go Bang & Sweater Funk

Here's a little taste of what I have in store for San Francisco this weekend. Saturday, I'm returning to Go Bang at The Stud for the second time. Last time the vibes were great and the energy level was high, so I'm sure it will be a killer party. On Sunday, I'm making my Sweater Funk debut at The Knockout. I've heard lots of good things about the party and I'm really looking forward to playing some deep cuts. Check the links for more info and enjoy the tunes...

A Banger...

Juggy Jones - Dance Groove
MediafireYSI • 1977

And a Sweaterer...

Jeffrey Valentine - Shower Of Love
MediafireYSI • 1989

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Monday, February 25, 2013

In Your Eyes

Chris Burns just dropped a new single on Mike Simonetti's new vinyl only label, New Jersey Records. I.Y.E. is a peak hour party weapon, featuring vocals by Denise Henderson. The b side, E-Mo Systems, is a piano driven track on the deep and dubby tip. Peep the previews below and grab a copy of the 12" from Juno or Phonica.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Witch Queen

Witch Queen was a studio project from the legendary Gino Soccio. The A side of this 12" is a cover of T-Rex's panty dropper "Bang A Gong," and the B side, "Witch Queen," is also credited to Marc Bolan. I can't find a T-Rex version of "Witch Queen," so it looks like he wrote it for Soccio's project before his untimely passing. The end result was a truly unique fusion of Italo Disco & Glam Rock.  

Witch Queen - Witch Queen
MediafireYSI • 1978

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Friday, February 22, 2013


Pepe Braddock flipped Iz & Diz's Mouth, a track created by processing human sounds, into a laid back deep house workout. This nugget from Classic's back catalog is still only available on wax, so here's a fresh rip:

Iz & Diz - Mouth (Brad Peep's Remix For Friends)
MediafireYSI • 2002

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ja Guys

The Nipple to The Bottle 12" is truly a dollar bin jam. You should not have to look hard to find a copy. When you do, be sure to flip it over - the b side is a super strange dub of My Jamaican Guy.

Grace Jones - Ja Guys (Dub Version of My Jamaican Guy)
MediafireYSI • 1982

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Topless On The Beach

She looks like a toy, a toy for a boy, but this female is not for sale...

The Matchmakers - Topless On The Beach (Radio Version)
MediafireYSI • 1985

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Random Portishead Goodies

Federation - Rusty James (Portishead Remix)
MediafireYSI • 1993

Portishead - Sour Times (Sheared Times)
MediafireYSI • 1994

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Let It Happen

The homie Billy W of Robotique recorded an excellent mix for the eclectic Vodercast Series. Here's the mix and some words from Voder...
Billy W. is one half of the Robotique DJ'ing team and is a local Philadelphia producer and record digger. With roots in New York City, Billy started DJ'ing at soul and funk nights and created sets that eventually incorporated disco, house, techno and a variety of genres. In Philadelphia, he helped establish the Robotique and Liaison parties, which celebrated eclecticism and brought artists like Ron Trent, Kon & Amir, Runaway, Beautiful Swimmers and Trus'me to the city and contributed to the already strong dance and club scene. In 2010, Billy slowed down his DJ'ing schedule and became more involved in production. He currently has releases on Nordic Trax, Hamilton Dance Records and Bullet:Dodge, with forthcoming releases on Kinfolk, Sound Between Movement and Young Robots. He joins us for VODERcast .020 with a very eclectic mix and if you're expecting a 4/4 beatdown, this is not for you.. if you are looking for some headspace and something to marinate on, then get in2 it for sure.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Spank It!!

A Jimmy Bo Horne flip straight outta New Jersey.

Sound Source - Spank It!! (Raw Dub Mix)
MediafireYSI • 1992

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Think Twice

To honor Donald Byrd's memory, Prince Language shared his excellent edit of Think Twice from the mighty Editions Disco 12"s. Dig it...

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A Valentine's Mix

I put together a live mix of love favorites as a party favor for guests at my wedding in 2011. These are tunes that mean a lot to me and to my wife Erica. With Valentine's Day coming up, I figured I'd share the love! If you aren't following my label, Young Robots, on mixcloud, now is a good time to start. We have podcasts and mixes galore! 

Artwork adapted from the original wedding art by the amazingly talented Nicole Docimo. Find more of Nicole's work on her Etsy shop.


1. Charles May and Annette May Thomas - Keep My Baby Warm
2. Willie Hutch - I Choose You
3. Roget Troutman - I Want To Be Your Man
4. Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23
5. Freddie Scott - You Got What I Need
6. Taj Mahal - Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
7. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothin Like the Real Thing
8. William DeVaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got
9. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody (DJ Apt One Edit)
10. Stevie Wonder - As
11. Randy Newman - Feels Like Home
12. Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
13. Jerome Prister Output - Say You'll Be
14. Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
15. BumbleBee Unlimited - I've Got a Big Bee
16. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Home (RAC Mix)
17. Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Dimitri From Paris Mix)
18. Tammi Terrell - All I Do Is Think About You
19. David Ruffin - Lucky, Lucky Me
20. Little Willie John - All Around The World
21. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
22. Sam Cooke - You Send Me

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It Feels RIght

Here's a dose of plush 90s Chicago house with some nice vocals sprinkled in.

Jerome Mikulich - It Feels Right (Re-Mix)
MediafireYSI • 1993

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Dream Drums

Dream Drums is a solid percussive DJ tool.

Lectroluv - Dream Drums (Phab Drum Mix)
ge.tt YSI • 1999

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Sound of Steve1der

One of my main man Angelinos Steve1der hit me up this week with a track he knew that I, as a Philly cat, would enjoy.  Steve doesn't tend to talk sideways so I knew he wasn't lying.

This is a graceful, break-beat laced version of the MFSB classic that most will remember as the theme to Soul Train (RIP Don Cornelius).  Whereas the OG version is a lush, string-driven track that evokes the sensibilities of the era, this one adds funky percussion giving it a sort of 1990s breakbeat feeling.

Any way you call it, it's a fuckin jam and you bet it will work on the dancefloor.

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Never Leave You (Superprince Remix)

Here's a free download of our remix of Lumidee's party starter, Never Leave You. Listen to it, love it, comment on it, and pretty please like Superprince's new Facebook page!

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Learn II Love

One of Mood II Swing's many solid jams.

Kim English - Learn II Love (Mood II Swing's Hard Dub)
MediafireYSI • 1998

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ovidio's Acieed

If Acid House ever had a hit song, then it was Ten City's That's The Way Love Is. I posted a rip of the Marshall Jefferson's Deep House Mix here a few months ago. Today, I have Ovidio's extended edit for you, which is DJ Friendly and ideal for long mixes. Also, be sure to check Beatport for the acid remix he just released on Moulton Music.

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