THANK YOU BOSTON – DOTC 3 PICTURES!

EEEYO! For all of you who made it out to Dancing On The Charles part 3 THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! We had a new record attendance of over 350 dumb fresh, stupidly dope, terribly outstanding party monsters who made this last Saturday one of the best parties I’ve EVER DJed in Boston. If you didnt make it out this weekend, SHAME ON YOU!!! Bad party monster, BAD! You missed so much, from the perfect weather to the perfect BBQ to the perfect DJ sets from KC Hallet, Matty Diamond, Cnyce aka Cnizzle aka “A Better Jew Than You” aka “Where’s Eli?”, Sergio Santos, Tanner Ross and our secret DJ…. drum roll… Dirtybird Records own JUSTIN MUTHAFUNKIN MARTIN!

Ok, so sit down for this one, we messed up again and lost the recording, AGAIN! I know, someone was having too much fun and decided to unplug the power a couple times… I know, it must have been a fun thing to do, especially with everyone so into the music and everything… So, we’ll try again NEXT TIME, on SEPTEMBER 22nd, when we host the LAST DANCING ON THE CHARLES party of summer 2007, we’ll have to find another spot for the winter, any ideas?

Right, so if you have any pics from the party (or the after party!) please send ’em so we can post online! Sorry we cant have Yubi-quality this time… Oh and yes, if you’re wondering, this dude DID jump in the Charles River… He wins the award for most hardcore, maximum respect to that guy! Check the rest of the pictures here.

ROOTS&FUTURE8: Roule Records

Roule Records house music mp3 download on soul clap blog

I know. We’re probably 2 weeks late on Daft Punk posts, given that they’re already done with their way to short north America tour, but we had to bring it back for the kids that just got on the bandwagon.

Imagine it’s 1995 and Daft Punk hasn’t even released Homework yet. The boys + Laurent Brancowitz had a release as Darlin’ on a compilation that came out on Duophonic and the duo had 2 releases on Soma Quality, but their signature filtered funk had not yet exploded. So Thomas Bangalter started his own label to release his dirty disco tracks (Guy-Man wouldn’t get around to starting his til ’97 so more on that later). That label was called Roule and while each release was huge the amazing thing is that in the almost 10 years that they released tracks they put out only 10 record, but they’re ALL quality and innovative!

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Thomas Bangalter – On Da Rocks DOWNLOAD
The best track from the EP that started it all in 1995. A funked out, slowed down, disco floor stomper, like only this man can create.

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Roy Davis Jr. – Rock Shock DOWNLOAD
This was Roule 4. It came out in 1998. It’s probably my favorite disco house track of all time. I used to listen to this mix that Roy did when I was driving to raves.

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Romanthony – Hold On DOWNLOAD
This one didn’t make it onto the Romanthoy post, just cause he had so many more recognizable jams, but WOW. The vocal on this is just some seriously uplifting Jersey garage music. I guess it originally came out in 1994 on Roman’s own Black Male Records, but I didn’t get it til it dropped as Roule 7 in 1999. Bruno actually just brought it back when he dropped it at the last Utopia at Boston Rocks last month. Hands in the air for real!

ROOTS&FUTURE7: Romanthony

romanthony's albums

Romanthony is a a house music rarity, a prolific vocalist and prolific producer. His smooth Jersey garage sound with a dirty Chicago twist transcended the splintering house scene and was featured on a ton of early Azuli records and helped spread soulful house throughout the UK and Europe. If your not up on your dance classics then you may think you’ve never heard dude before, but you definitely have…he did the vocals on Daft Punk‘s biggest of all their big tunes. But regardless of all that, Romanthony this mystery man with roots in Jersey has produced and sang on more house hits than you can count on your hands. You can tell he’s had a major influence on us and here are some of our favorite stone cold Romanthony classics.

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Buzzin Cuzzins – Let Me Show You Love DOWNLOAD
The first time I heard this was on a Derrick Carter tape I got in the mid-90’s. It also had a ton of other dirty garage house classics (like the Morales mix of Black Sheep – Stobelight). I’ll rip that tape soon, cause it’s ridic, but for now you can enjoy this swinging monster that was released on Azuli in 1994 and will still be rinsed heavily forever.

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Romanthony Presents Lifestyles – Trust (Wah Trust Mix) DOWNLOAD
It’s all about the Ghost Mix for stripped down bumpy floor rocking, but the the full filtered dopeness of this mix showcases Romanthony’s amazing musicianship. It was released in ’96 on Downtown161 a longtime distributor and label out of NYC and you can buy one of our copies of the vinyl if you really want to beat it up properly.

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Romanthony Presents Nyree – Good Tymz DOWNLOAD
Cnyce searched for this tune for at least five years. I’m not gunna waste your time with info. JUST LISTEN.

Not much of Romanthony’s material is available digitally so goto your neighborhood record store and cop some classics or you can buy his albums on CD here.

Anti-Pop – Another party we couldn’t go to…

Europe… I’m so jealous of you. You get to do what Americans always wish they can do; party all week long and listen to Techno in the backyard of the local castle, nize. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Portugal’s annual Anti-Pop Festival has grown from a one night experiment in 05, to a three day extravaganza with some of the worlds best electronic music in’07.

With names like Richie Hawtin, Ellen Allien and Apparat, Mathew Dears Big Hands, Gui Borrato, Octave One, Magda, Troy Pierce, Extrawelt, Paul Kalkbrenner, Gaiser, Hearthrob and Rui Vargas, its no wonder party monsters came out by the thousands.

Major sound, major lighting effects, major talent… Skys the limit when the sponsors finally see the big picture.

Thanks to some insider intellegence on Danceplanet.com, we’ve tracked down a bunch of video’s of the madness we all missed:

Video Report:

Dia 11 – Sabado
Extrawelt
[Video 1] [Video 2] LIVE TECHNO

Octave One [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3] O.G. DETROIT PA!!!

Invaders [Video 1] INSANE ABLETON/VIDEO
Rui Vargas [Video 1] [Video 2] PORTUGUESE LEGEND

Gui Boratto [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3] [Video 4] RECENT BREAKOUT SUPERSTAR

 

 

Dia 10 – Sexta-feira
Troy Pierce
[Video 1] [Video 2] NASTY MINIMAL TECHNO
Gaiser [Video 1] [Video 2]
NASTY MINIMAL TECHNO

Richie Hawtin [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3] [Video 4] [Video 5] [Video 6] NASTY MINIMAL TECHNO

Hearttrob [Video 1] [Video 2] NASTY MINIMAL TECHNO…

Hehehe… all nasty… I KNOW, right

 

 

Dia 9 – Quinta-feira
Mathew Dear’ Big Hands
[Video 1] MATHEW DEAR’S ROCK BAND

Ellen & Apparat [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3] ELLEN ALLIEN ON VOCALS

 

Soul Clap presents: Pig & Dan @ Phoenix Wednesdays

We’re bringing the sound of the festival direct to you AND it’s a Cnyce Birthday Celebration!

pig & dan in boston soul clap does it big

These dudes are techno dopeness and we got the videos to prove it!

Pig & Dan @ Kubik Lisboa, Road to Sonic Fresh Festival


Deep House Project – Interview with PIG&DAN


At some festival with tons of people in the morning


Episode 15: Sergio’s Parliament Nights

Sergio Santos' Parliament Nights

We all know that Sergio can’t go a night with out smoking Parliments, so the name of his first studio mix for the podcast is no surprise to the crew of the mothership. It’s also no surprise that dude has turned our ears inside out once again with selection, programming and mixing of future housetechno like only Sergio Santos can provide. Here’s what the the Portuguese beast himself said about the mix: “not to much thought on this one… just some tunes i was diggin at the time, but hey! why not?”. ‘The time’ he’s talking about is while we were on tour, but the selection is still current and that’s really what makes Sergio so amazing, what he’s diggin at any time is what you’ll be into months later. So make sure to catch him at DOTC3 if you want to know what you’ll be listening to in the future.

Tracklist
1. paul kalkbrenner – ick muss aus dit milieu heraus – bpitch control
2. argy – the storm – deeply rooted house
3. steve bug – loverboy (guido schnieder remix) – poker flat
4. tiefschwarz -blow (radio slave remix) – souvenir music
5. gui boratto – mr.decay – kompakt
6. patrick bateman – everglades (massi DL’s acid tears mix) – tic tac toe records
7. jamie jones – harajuku – cocoon recordings
8. denis karimani – aether (argy remix) – ntrop
9. phonique – bang – dessous recordings
10. sebbo – beirut boogie – leibe detail
11. matthias tanzmann – nip slip – plastic city
12. pig & dan – digital life – weave music
13. pitch & hold – pars pro toto (williams alt mix) – love triangle music
14. guy gerber – unfulfilled – cocoon recordings

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mixTAPE Time 7: Lost J-Boogie Live Set

If you’ve never heard J-Boogie rock before, take a close listen. He is one of these DJ rarities that possess the ability to bridge the gap between genres narrowing a musical spectrum into a condensed laser beam of dopeness that causes an undeniable shaking effect in the booties of all young ladies on the dance floor. Its like how sharks smell blood in water, they just go crazy… Now, for those of you that joined us in this most intimate of performances last April at the Goodlife, you’ll remember we werent exactly sold out, eerrp, however, what a friggin night! Boogs had the place going off till well past closing… Live it again people, live it and be about it!

Oh yeah… FYI, this is NOT the real J-Boogie

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LIVE AT GOODLIFE PART1 DOWNLOAD
This is the end of Soul Clap set then J-Boogie party rock style

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LIVE AT GOODLIFE PART 2 DOWNLOAD
All J-Boogie, nice Deep House and some dub

Episode 14: Paulo’s Language of the Bea(s)t

The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 14: Paulo's Language of the Bea(s)t

I recently got an email from young Paulo with the title “Is it evil enough?” and a tracklist for his new mix. Who knows what possessed him to try to make the most evil mix possible only like a week after he moved to beautiful Buenos Aires, where the weather is still nice even though it’s winter time, but damn, the kid turned it out with some serious deep darkness. It was even harder for me to post this mix with the weather in Boston straight up 90F and humid for like the last 2 weeks, but luckily today it’s raining so I feel a little evil. You can see the kid’s development from Paulocast to this mix, with super stylized track selection and more complex mixes, plus he put 2 Shackleton tracks on it! The Villalobos remix of Blood On My Hands (where the title for the mix is from) is def one of my top 5 tracks of ’07 it’s just so darkdarkevil that it’s hard to rinse, so props to P for getting it in right. Oh yeah and if you didn’t know already the kid is coming back to Boston for DOTC4.

Tracklist
1. Margaret Dygas – Day After
2. Franco Cinelli – Altekh
3. False – Fed on Youth
4. Leonel Castillo – Con Hilo de Nylon
5. DJ Koze – Pattern Wirtschaft
6. Beck – Cell Phone’s Dead (Ricardo Villalobos Entlebuch Remix)
7. The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again (Audion House Arrest Remix)
8. Dominik Eulberg – Rotbauchunken (Robag Wruhme Remix)
9. Pan Pot – What is What
10. Shackleton – Blood on my Hands (Ricardo Villalobos Apocalypso Now Remix)
11. Wink – Have to get Back (Vox Version)
12. Toni Rios – Psycho Circus
13. Anja Schneider – Loop de Mer
14. Schackleton – Next to Nothing (Original Mix)

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