Thursday, February 27, 2014

Emerald Waves Vol. 1

Emerald Waves, a collection of "19 tracks to drift into space with a smile on your face," dropped this week. It features Beat Broker, Skatebard, Ajello & the debut of Jeffrey Levi Fry aka Peter Dragontail's Italo alter ego, Garry Gazzelle. Preview his track & the rest of the collection below, & buy Emerald Waves at Juno Download.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DJ Apt One - White Light 95

As you may remember, I did a mix for the amazing White Light series with RCMP a few years back. I'm very fortunate to have been able to do another, this time as DJ Apt One.

This mix is special for a few reasons. For one, this is the first place you can hear music by my new "alter-ego" Michael The Lion - a remix for Robert Lux and Todd Edwards that will be out this spring. Yes, the house legend, Daft Punk collaborator and Grammy winner Todd Edwards. That guy. This is the first tiny bit of a very big and time-consuming project that will hopefully see the light soon.

More importantly, this mixseries is one of the few that encourages really high-concept musical curation. The guys who run it ask people to emphasize the concepts of light and space into their mixes. My mix with RCMP contained lots of found sound from the 1960s space program and it was designed to evoke feelings of unease. This mix is a bit more terrestrial, but every bit as far-reaching. Here's the blurb I wrote for White Light, followed by the tracklist. You can find a link to the mix at the bottom.

“This mix is a meditation on the seasons and the emotions they evoke. Earth’s orbit and the physical principle of conservation of energy philosophically are at a disconnect with my ideas about life’s linearity. The White Light mix I did with RCMP explored the cold conflict between the technological human and the cosmos. Now, I want to bring things back to Earth and musically detail the more immediate and tangible – the dark and the rosy, as well as the organic. This mix also contains the debut track from Michael the Lion, a new alias of mine. The program is in five movements.”


Movement 1 – Snow / Reflections
1. Excerpts from “A Year in the Wilderness”
2. Cocteau Twins – The Thinner The Air
3. The Three Degrees – Collage

Movement 2 – Spring / Storm
4. Yellow Sunshine – All Along the Seashore
5. Curtis Mayfield & The Staples Singers – After Sex
6. Kan Sano – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
7. Burnso – Bad News From the Stars
8. Serge Gainsbourg – Bad News From the Stars

Movement 3 – Dog Days / Introspection
9. DJ Apt One f/ Shadoe – Willing Interlude
10. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Willing
11. Dennis Parker – Like an Eagle
12. Herb Alpert – Rotation

Movement 4 – Autumn / Mercurial
13. Chris Rea – Josephine (Chris Coco Edit)
14. Elyas Khan – Bells (Instrumental)
15. Robert Lux & Todd Edwards – I’ve Still Got Sunshine (Michael the Lion Remix)
16. Kon & The Gang – Sunlight

Movement 5 – Earth / Cycle
17. Earth Wind & Fire – Kalimba Tree (Terje Edit)
18. Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots

White Light Mix 95 - DJ Apt One []

 RELATED: White Light 63- RCMP

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Everybody Loves The Wobbl

Free alternate Leftside Wobble remix of Kan Sano's Everybody Loves The Sunshine. Pick up the whole release here.

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You Can't Change A Man

Germany's Borrowed Identity gave Christy Essien's rare Afro jam You Can't Change A Man a DJ friendly rub. His soul steeped originals would make you think he's from Detroit. Check them out on Soundcloud.

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Friday, February 14, 2014


124 Recordings opened up downloads on this North Jersey flavored deep house bomb for 3 days to celebrate their newest artist, Peter M Lawrence. Looking forward to hearing more from him!

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Phone Home

Love the synths on this one!

Johnny Chingas - Phone Home (Instrumental)
MediafireZIppyshare • 1982

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sooner of Later

Here's another one of those periodic "Apt One posts a dope old record and laments that he doesn't post as many dope old records anymore and promises to do more of that in the future."

So here you go:

Larry Graham - Sooner or Later
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The Trillionaire Mix

Sometimes it's nice to hear Fabolous over disco, UGK mix with Omar S and 702 chopped & screwed. Lucky for us, Eddy Bauer & Andre La Forge packed all of that and more into The Trillionaire Mix. I love when a mix has no regard for genres, yet manages to stay soulful from front to back.

Kenny Does GAP Band - Outstanding x Fabolous - Holla Back
Patrice Rushen - Feels So Real
Casey Veggies - Sauna
Dam Funk x Biggie (Kon) - Goin Back to Cali
Roger - Do It Roger
Cameo - Rigor Mortis (Apt One Edit)
Kon - No Mistake
Sinnamon - I Need You Now
Kon - Get Yourself Together
House Mannequin - 4
Unknown DJ - Basstronic
Rave Weapon
Nightcrawlers - Surrender Your Love
Omar S - Mayall II
UGK - Wood Wheel
702 - Steelo
Dead Prez - Its Bigger Than Hip Hop (La Forge's Mix)
Lil Louis - French Kiss

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

This TIme

Tough dub with huge vocals from 94.

Michelle Sweeney - This Time (Late Night Dub)
MediafireZippyshare • 1994

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Soul On Your Side (Personify Edit)

Personify stretched out the Rhythm Makers' top shelf Soul On Your Side, tastefully beefing up the sound and making it mix friendly. Head to his Soundcloud & message him for a DL! And grab a rare rip of the original from here if you missed it!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Love Will Come Again

George & Chaka & the smoothest of grooves.

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Dia Daa Daa

DJ Assault's take on Din Da Da from 96. Party vibes at breakneck speed.

DJ Assault - Dia Daa Daa (Remix)
MediafireZippyshare • 1996

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Feed The Flame (Superprince Edit)

Excellent vocal disco on Prelude, edited and reinforced with love!

Please favorite, comment, repost & play loud and stay tuned for more free edits!!!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Really well done, subtle DJ friendly edit of Grauzone's mega classic bonzer jam, Eisbær. Oh hell yes.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Snowday Mixday

Hey Fam, a few mixes from promo emails and from the Dollar Bin Jams Soundcloud group to share with y'all on this snowy Monday.

FODBJ (Friend of Dollar Bin Jams) DJ B-Tips sent along a mix of early 1980s electro rap, soundtrack joints and more called Attack Decay.  Lotta John Carpenter and Quadrant Six type joints. Check more of his stuff at Funkrunt and check the mixtape release party in NYC this weekend.

DBJ mainstays JKriv and Aaron Dae of Razor-n-Tape put up this mix live from Le Bain in NYC.

Last but not least, here's a deep option, Kenny Dope on Defected's "In the House" radio program.  I saw Mr. Dope spin last summer (or maybe it was the summer before) and the man is, obviously, a beast.

Cheers, and happy snow day!
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Number One

Italo time!

Aida - Number One (Club Mix)
MediafireZippyshare • 1983

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