Not coming back…

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Monaco is great. Tonight we play Nice. We’ll have mixes and more pics up when we get a minute.

DJ Bruno Turns 20

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DJ Bruno is one of the originators of house music in Boston and it’s time to pay your respect. As resident at the legendary Loft Bruno and Armand Van Helden shaped the sound of our city, but even before that he was a pioneer and he continues to be one of the most exciting DJs in the city today. This Sunday celebrate his 20th DJ anniversary at Utopia (Bruno’s weekly Sunday that always has great vibes and music and lively dancefloor and is def worth checking any week, especially with upcoming guests like Karizma & Martinez Bros) expect tons of deep dopeness, both classic and brand spankin new. We love you Bruno.

You can check some of Bruno’s mixes here.

mixTAPE Time 3: Justin Johnson – Fractured Breaks 7

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It’s been too long since we did mixTape Time and also we finally started ripping tapes from the old collection. I think I got this in 1998 and it’s one of my favorite funky breaks mixes of all time for sure. The speed garage basslines on a few of these tracks are so where I was at at the time. Serious rave action.

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Justin Johnson – Fractured Breaks – Side A DOWNLOAD

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Justin Johnson – Fractured Breaks – Side B DOWNLOAD

Episode 11: Deep Summer Mix ’07

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Summer is here and in the mothership we’re trying to remember the beach. It’s time to get deep, get back to the roots, but keep looking to the future. And this is what happened when we simmered all tracks that were released in the last few months that are dope and deep and ready for the beach. Sip it slow…

Oh yeah. If you down then come to DOTC. There are 3 more for you to enjoy this summer.

Tracklist
1. Sunshine Jones – Until Then
2. Mari Boine – Vuoi Vuoi Mu (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
3. Freestyle Man – This Side Of The Moog
4. Sog – Sog 1.1
5. The Producers – Naked Drummer (Percussion Tool)
6. Black Devil Disco Club – On Just Foot (Slide Inside Version with Prins Thomas)
7. Johnny Dangerous – Only Yourself (Pasta Boys Remix)
8. Juho Kahilainen – Sleeping With The Lizards (My My Remix)
9. Christian Prommer’s Drum Lesson – Strings Of Life
10. DJ Oji ft. Kolai – Non-Believers
11. Ame – Belandine
12. Karizma – Twyst This
13. Arto Mwambe – Ombala Mbembo
14. Byron Stingily presents LeJuan – Piece Of Meat (Quentin Harris Remix)

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Speaking of Stevie…

Had to post it. Gotta love how he whips out the harmonica from his jacket and kills it. Then comes little Michael. What happened dude?

OUR MUSIC: Love Light (Fuel Injected Dub)

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We’ve been playing around with edits for awhile now and it’s finally time to start sharing. There was ridiculous response to the Todd Terje ROOTS&FUTURE post so hopefully yall are into what we’re doing on a similar style. All feedback is appreciated.

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Stevie Wonder – Love Light (Gator Boots’ Fuel Injected Dub)

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THE NINETIES 6: Armand Part 4 – Speed Garage

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Ok, it’s time to jump forward 2 years. As I said in Part 2, the swinging beats and vocal stabs on Mr. Van Helden’s mid 90’s productions defined the new garage house sound of NYC and ultimately shaped UK’s “Sunday Scene”, but it was in ’96 that he really kicked it into high gear by speeding up the tracks, adding jungle/d&b style basslines, huge breakdowns and chopped and stretched vocals to the mix. The UK DJs had basically been playing the NYC style pitched up and with the bass jacked up, so Armand’s new work just packaged it, made it better and blew it up. There’s no denying that 1997 was the year of speed garage and here are 3 of the tracks that made it possible.

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Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) DOWNLOAD
This was the first of Armand’s bass heavy remixes in ’96 and set the tone for what was to come. It hit number one on the UK single chart and the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the U.S. by utilizing a live funk bass and the vocal hook of Tori Amos saying “it’s gotta be big” to massive effect. An absolute classic that still does it today.

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Nuyorican Soul – Runaway (Mongoloids In Space) DOWNLOAD
First of all you should know that Nuyorican Soul was Masters at Work’s acid jazz/latin side project that featured a slew of a amazing musicians and vocals and is to this day my ultimate summertime album, that you should buy here. Second of all, this is my favorite of Armand’s speed garage remixes. The energy is through the roof and the time stretched vocals do serious damage. Serious bounce.

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Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix) DOWNLOAD
On this late ’96 remix Armand took his sound into the darkness by adding a ripping drum&bass style bassline, that helped take the sound in completely different directions.

This is the final post (for now) in the Armand series so if you want to hear new music from the dude then MAKE SURE TO BUY THE NEW ALBUM ON CD HERE OR DIGITAL HERE!

Dancing On The Charles

CLICK HERE FOR DOTC 2008

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On September 22nd it’s the final edition of 2007!
DOTC4: Cnyce’s Bday Edition + The Return of Paulo!

THE PARTY STARTS AT 7PM & ONLY COSTS $5 BEFORE 10PM. IT GOES UP TO $10 AFTER 10PM.

D.O.T.C. parties are from 7pm-1am and are 21+. There is a $5 cover before 10pm and a $10 cover after that. D.O.T.C. is at American Legion Marsh Post #442. American Legion Marsh Post #442 is at 1 Gerry’s Landing, outside of Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, USA, Earth. Here is a map.

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

Here’s a map that someone made. Harvard Square is right about here.

Classic Series 2: The Great White Hope I

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We did this mix in 2006 for our annual WMC giveaway at the time we didn’t know it was the first in a series, but this one is much more on the house/techno tip than volume 2. It kind of marks the beginning of our transition into using more tech sounds. It’s also the first time we did tons of edits for a mix. Make sure to pay attention to the Chicago mixmaster style intro.

Tracklist
1. Soul Claps Great White Hope Intro
2. Johnny Dangerous – Emerald City (Doc Martins Sublevel Edit)
3. Soul Clap – Swimming at Night Re-Edit
4. Guy Gerber – Turkish Delight (Soul Claps Lift Me to the Bone Edit)
5. Juke Joint – Call of the Wild (Soul Claps Jumpin Pumpin from Brazil to Africa Edit)
6. Dennis Ferrer – Change the World (Soul Claps Work the Edit)
7. Rask & Salling – Put Out The Fire (Soul Claps Jammin with the Wiggley Worm Edit)
8. Julian Jabre/Jerome Sydenham – Swimming Places (Soul Claps Warning Megamix)
9. Loco Dice – Menina Brasiliera X Tyree Cooper – I Fear the Night (Soul Clap Tool)
10. Ferrer & Sydenham Inc. – Undertow (Soul Claps Party People Edit)
11. Peven Everett/Karizma – Stuck Beats (Soul Claps Mike Dunn Tribute Edit)
12. Son of Raw – A Drumstick and a Light Fixture (Soul Claps Shake That Ass Edit)
13. Marlon D vs Martino – Instant MSG 4
14. Peven Everett – Stuck (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)
15. DJ Oji – Scattmasters (Teddy Douglas Edit)
16. Soul Clap – Jonesn
17. Jon Cutler & Jocelyn Brown – One

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Birthday Blog

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We’ve been slacking on the blog because there has been so much going on. Now pictures are up so you can see what has been taking up all our time. Here are 90’s Jam pics, here are my pics and here are Yubi‘s pics from D.O.T.C. and pics from our DJ set with DMC (yes him) will be up as soon as we get ’em. If anyone has pics from any of our parties make sure to shout so we can link. While we’re on the subject I want to send a very special thank you / we fucked up and we’re sorry to Iris Burke. She took that great picture of us and Sergio that was featured in the Phoenix and Globe and we forgot to give her credit. Sorry Iris, we love you!

In the interest of keeping us on a schedule, here’s what’s coming up:
-A new podcast will be up later today
-We’ll finish up the Armand series later this week
-Interview and tunes from Hollis P Monroe in the next couple weeks
-The return of ROOTS&FUTURE
-Tons more NINETIES posts including a Grant Nelson series
-Reports, mixes and pics from Euro Tour ’07
-Lots of guest mixes on the podcast over the summer

That should keep us busy and you reading and downloading for awhile…