Monaco is great. Tonight we play Nice. We’ll have mixes and more pics up when we get a minute.
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.
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.
Justin Johnson – Fractured Breaks – Side A DOWNLOAD
Justin Johnson – Fractured Breaks – Side B DOWNLOAD
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.
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)
Episode 11: Deep Summer Mix ’07 SUBSCRIBE
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?
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.
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.
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix)
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.
Nuyorican Soul – Runaway (Mongoloids In Space)
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.
Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Mix)
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.