Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Can't Trust Nobody

Here's a cool Josh Wink white label from '92 on the loungey tip.

Sloppy - Can't Trust Nobody (Winking House Radio Mix)
MediafireYSI • 1992

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013


New SyntheTigers edit! Don't fight the feeling!

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Cousin Cole - Slumberland

Our good friend Cousin Cole is a man short in stature but long on taste.  I have been spending the morning in the studio feeling GREAT while floating on the sounds of his new mix "Slumberland."  He implies it's a mix to provide pleasant ambiance for dozing, but I think any time asleep is time wasted if this is on.  Well done Cole.


The Big Ship - Brian Eno
Your Silent Face - New Order
Navigation (CC Edit) - OMD
Wavelength - Van Morrison
A Little Lost (CC Edit) - Arthur Russell
Just For You - Peter Green
She's Lost Control - Grace Jones
Schizophrenia - Sonic Youth
I Hear a Darkness (Acid Pauli Remix) - Johnny Cash
Mother Sky (Pilooski Edit) - Can
Slow Down - Feelies
Just Like Honey (Cousin Cole Remix) - Jesus & Mary Chain

If you like this, you should really dig into some of Cole's catalog.  He has been on top of the "tasteful edit" game for a very long time and he basically never puts out anything that isn't worth a few spins!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Get Up Action

Do you wanna funk, do you wanna funk?

Digital Emotion - Get Up, Do You Wanna Funk
(Special Effects Mix)
MediaYSI • 1983

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Now Baby Now

Hey Frank, here's your Kano. Where are my bit coins?

Kano - Now Baby Now
MediafireYSI • 1980

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Feed The Flame

A Digital Needle added a proper punch to this ‪Fran├žois K‬. produced Prelude belter. Be on the lookout for their forthcoming Beam Me Up 12"!

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Did It to the Music

 Tim Zawada flipped Raw Silk into a filter heavy mega groover. Feel this...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Go Bang! Set

Good thing Steve and Sergio hit record at Go Bang! in March, because I was really happy with how my set went. Listen to the mix below for 98 minutes of good grooves, and be sure to check out Go Bang! in April if you're in SF - DJ Apt One will be making his debut!

01. Plunky & Oneness of Juju - Every Way But Loose
02. Salsoul Orchestra - Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)
03. Glen Adams Affair - Just A Groove
04. Nancy Martin - Can't Believe
05. Ish - Don't Stop
06. Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit Of Jazz
07. Chic - I Want Your Love (Tangoterje Edit)
08. Gino Soccio - It's Alright
09. Instant Funk - Bodyshine
10. Roundtree - Hit On You (Remix)
11. Curtis Hairston - I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit)
12. Tony Cook & The Party People - On The Floor (Rock-It)
13. Alexander Robotnick - Problemes D'Amour (Ah Ou Ah Version)
14. D-Train - You're The One For Me
15. Dan Hartman - Relight My Fire
16. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Bad Luck
17. Anita Ward - Don't Drop My Love
18. America (Stallions Edit)
19. Cappuccino - El Bailara Conmigo (Dim's DJ Friendly Edit)
20. Billy Nichols - Give Your Body Up To The Music (MAW Remix)
21. Patrick Cowley - Do You Wanna Funk

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Sunday, March 17, 2013


It's synth pop Sunday!

Centerfold - Dictator (Razormaid Mix)
MediafireYSI • 1986

Vicious Pink - Take Me Now (Razormaid Mix)
Mediafire YSI • 1986

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Saturday, March 16, 2013


The Synthetigers' Allen Craig just dropped an EP on Moulton. Listen to previews below & grab a free download of a his Mike Dunn edit!

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Ain't No Sunshine

It's a grey day in Philadelphia. Perfect weather for the version of Ain't No Sunshine I found last week, by the early 70s Detroit guitarist Eddy Senay. It's a tough call, but this might be my favorite cover. Listen to the original and some of my other favorites below. What's yours?

Eddy Senay - Ain't No Sunshine
MediafireYSI • 1972

The OG:

The break in this in siiiiick!

70's school band from Houston:

Balearic bliss:

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Never Give You Up

Deep&Disco comin at you with a heavy Prelude dub!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Double Asunder

Here's another First Choice flip, from 1989.

King Amazin' - Double Asunder (The Key to the House Mix)
MediafireYSI • 1989

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First Choice

So after listening to Del drop like nine zillion sampled-to-death Philly studio a capellas at the CaveCast live podcast, Shawn Ryan and I got to emailing our favorite flips of First Choice's "Let No Man Put Asunder" back and forth.  This isn't the canon of First Choice flips, just our favorites.

To start, here's the seminal Shep Pettibone version at the root of this "tree" so to speak -

Keeping it close to Philly, Shawn brought up this jam by Vaggio (yeah, Vaggio, I know) on Josh Wink's Ovum

This Ja Ru version is something I came across on Juno the other day - really top shelf mellow ambiance.

Of course, there's the amazing Butch flip which keeps a lot of the vogue energy of the Shep Pettibone and Frankie Knuckles mixes.

Speaking of 80s vogue, there's this Nicholas track, which basically flips half of Larry Levan's playlist at once - from MFSB to the the house preacher.


Related - check out my Best of Philly Disco mixes - Volume 1 and Volume 2 or my official re-edit for the Philly International 40th Anniversary Compilation.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CaveCast with Tripledouble

A couple weeks ago, the fourth installment of the CaveCast was recorded at the Art Alliance in Philadelphia. It featured Philly's own breakbeat wizard, Tripledouble, discussing the history and his own take on breaks. Plus Tripledouble made a special AEIOU warmup mix for the podcast. Check out the mix and podcast below, and come out on Wednesday for CaveCast 005: Foundations of the PhilaDELphia Groove: The Early Perspective with Del waxing poetic on Philly soul and disco.

AEIOU Warmups... The Iron Chef Mix

CaveCast 004 Breakbeats with Tripledouble

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That Club Track

Philadelphia's Nitewax (aka DJ Bruce) is released his debut single today! That Club Track features excellent vocals by Detroit's Tunde Olaniran and That Time at Le Baron is a homage to Lil Louis. Grab the files below!

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Magic Fly

This is a cover of Space's "Magic Fly" that was apparently recorded and rushed to the American market before Space's version could be distributed. I think good space disco tracks are rare, but both versions of "Magic Fly" fit the bill.

Kebekelektrik - Magic Fly
MediafireYSI • 1977

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Marvin & Guy in Philadelphia

This Friday, after The Magic Message with Justin Strauss, we're hosting the Philadelphia debut of Marvin & Guy, the black belt disco choppers from parts unknown, with releases on the excellent Let's Get Lost edit series and NYC's On The Prowl. Check out some tunes & grab a couple free downloads below. Get more info from the following links & check my twitter on Friday for the location.

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DJ Apt One - RC Groove

I have an original track on a new compilation from LA's PYT Records. The compilation features some slo-mo and laid back disco cuts from some of my favorites in the game like Venice Beach and Solidisco. 
I'm really excited to get this new record out there, I have been sitting on it and playing it for a while. It was originally intended to be a part of my full-length record I am working on, but it just didn't seem to fit. 
It features a couple samples you might recognize (RIP Donald Byrd), but the main groove is just me ripping it on my bass guitar. Laid back, funky and free!
The whole compilation is free and available at PYT's soundcloud. You can hear and download my tune below!
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