Archive for January, 2008

Episode 25: Cnyce, Go Chuck Yourself!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Hey, if you’re wondering why you’re looking at a flashing animation of a scantily clad lady wearing a party hat (shout to Miss Jessy for that btw), it is because we are celebrating the 25th episode of the Adventures of Soul Clap Podcast. Wow, 25 episodes… not bad for our first year, thats 2 and 1/12th episodes per month! Looking back, we’ve proudly hosted some amazing guests and definitely had some awesome mixes of our own. So thanks to all who contributed and of course to our growing subscribers, its been an honor to share the web-waves with all of you. Anyways, here ya go, episode 25.

According to wikipedia, the word “Charlie” is a nickname for Charles, which is Germanic in origin and means “free-man”. The name Charlie may also refer to: The letter C in the NATO phonetic alphabet and FAA aviation phonetic letters, Charlie, short for “Victor Charlie”, or VC, military slang for the Viet Cong, Charlie class submarines of the Soviet Navy, Charlie (parrot), the name of a pet possibly owned by Winston Churchill, Charlie (band), a British rock band in the 1980s, “Charlie” (song), a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Charlie the Tuna, the cartoon mascot for StarKist Tuna, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a series of novels and films, and their main character, Charlie Bucket, Charlie’s Angels and the unseen boss, Charles “Charlie” Townsend, Charlie Dog, Chuck Jones’ late 1940s cartoon character, CharlieCard, a smart card used for electronic ticketing by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Charlie, a fragrance sold by Revlon, a cosmetics company, “Charlie X“, an episode of the original Star Trek series, Charlie, an album by the band Melt-Banana, The Charles S. Roberts Award, nicknamed Charlie in the wargaming hobby, “Charlie“, a 2004 episode of The Mighty Boosh, “The MTA Song” aka “Charlie on the MTA and of course, slang for cocaine.

Last Wednesday at Phoenix Landing, however, Charlie just so happened to be the first name of both DJs, Cnyce and Caseroc, who played together for the first ever “Go Chuck Yourself” party. The music that night was nasty, and Cnyce’s opening performance set a vibe we felt worthy of podcasting for you.

Tracklist
1. Brothers Vibe – The Difference (The Dif Mix)
2. Two Armadillos – Butterfly Bee (Andomat 3000 & Jan Iwanitz Remix)
3. Onur Ozer – Orion
4. Mountain People – Mountain 005.2
5. Ricardo Villalobos – Farenzer House
6. Modeste vs. Soulinterface – Stronger
7. Prosumer and Murat Tepeli Feat Elif Bicer – Turn Around (Cassysmoothmix)
8. Tim Ryan – Agnus Dei (Soul Clap Remix)
9. Kabale und Liebe & Daniel Sanchez – Mumbling Yeah (Marco Carola Kick Rmx)
10. Villalobos – Fizheuer Zieheuer Pt. 1
11. Dominik Eulberg – Lowenzahn-Luftwaffe
12. Layo & Bushwacka – Life2Live (Loco Dice Remix)
13. Craig Torrance & Philip Hochstrate – Two Face (Funk D’Void Remix)
14. Dole & Kom – Remind Me (Monoroom Remix)

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 25: Cnyce, Go Chuck Yourself!
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Yoyoyo 90’s Dance Jam February Edition!

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Soul Clap's Yoyoyo 90's Jam February Edition

1, 2, ready, go, 1, 2, ready, go! Come on, it’s party time. Another month, another Yoyoyo 90’s Jam at Redline. And this one is special cause we’re helping some friends who work for goodness (YAVA) celebrate their 2 year anniversary by making our dance party extra super turbo charged good. So everybody dance now and don’t let the things that make you go hmmm get you down. Ya heard?!



Here are pictures from past 90’s Jams.
Here are old 90’s Jam Flyers.

RSVP to get in free and make sure to goto your mom’s house and dig out your 90’s gear.

The 90’s Dance Jam is the 1st Thursday of every month at Redline. The 90’s Dance Jam is 21+ and there is NO COVER if you RSVP. Redline is at 59 JFK Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, USA, Earth. Here is a map. Always wear 90’s gear.

Perrier-Jouet Slumba RumBa

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Soul Clap Perrier Jouet Flyer

When we tell people about our weekly residency at RumBa, the super classy bar in the lobby of the year old Intercontinental Boston, they’re usually not sure what to expect. We tell them about the laid back atmosphere, the secret champagne room, and the unique style of chillout/dance music that we play there (but still can’t really explain). But people still don’t quite get it. Until they come visit us on a Saturday night and see for themselves. And then they usually say the same thing: “I don’t feel like I’m in Boston right now”.

The first Saturday of every month at RumBa a different champagne company hosts a special event that features a champagne bar made of ice, midnight treats and access to the usually private entirely red velvet champagne room. This month our host is Perrier-Jouet and since their initials are P.J. it looks we’re having a slumber party (yes, we will be wearing pajamas and you should too). While it may sound a little snooty for the average Soul Clap fan, don’t get the wrong impression, just dress up a little bit (or wear your PJs) and bring your dancing shoes and we promise to make this Saturday the best time you’ve had in Boston in longer then you remember (for real for real).

Oh yeah. About that music we play, but can’t describe. Here’s the last hour+ of our live set that got it moving last week. includes a range of booty shakers, including some: italo disco, french touch, house, salsa, reggae, Prince and even Mary J. to close out the night.

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Chucks Wearing Chucks, Go Chuck Yourself

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Anyone out and about in Boston tonight consider this… 1 Stage, 2 Chucks, 4 hours of House and Techno bliss! Stop by Wednesdays @ Phoenix Landing where Soul Clap’s own Chuck Cnyce rocks out with Boston electronic music pioneer Chuck Caseroc. For those who dont know, Caseroc along with fellow resident Shannon Shalako started the original Wednesdays night party at Phoenix Landing in 1997.

Check out this interview where Chuck Caseroc tells all about the glory days and this chart where he gives us a peek at the tunes he’s rinsing this month.

The party starts tonight at 10p until 1a. Phoenix Landing is located at 512 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge. $5 to enter, Ladies are FREE until 12a.

A Tribute To M.L.K.Jr. (R&F-013)

Monday, January 21st, 2008


A picture taken by a friend on his recent journeys in the southern U.S.

So we should have had this post up this morning, but we had a busy day reflecting. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an amazingly important man to the history of the U.S. and without his massive contributions to the country’s civil rights movement there would probably be no such thing as disco/funk/house/techno/any underground dance music that we listen to, blog about, make and play. Furthermore, Dr. King’s speeches were sampled on tons of house and techno tracks in the 80’s & 90’s, partly because of the importance of his words to the early producers in Chicago and Detroit and partly because his messages of unity and inclusiveness fit so perfectly with the idealism of the early rave movement. The most famous of these tracks is Fingers Inc.‘s “Can You Feel It,” which had a spoken word version that sampled Dr. King’s famous I have a dream speech (this track has already been posted all over the place if you want it). If you were around in the rave days then you probably remember throwing up your hands and feeling like everything was amazing as you heard the words of Dr. King fill the room, it was a powerful experience and we hope you feel what we’re talking about when you hear these tracks today.

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Reese & SantonioTruth Of Self Evidence [KMS 1988]
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No one can do it quite like Kevin “Master Reese” Saunderson, who along with Derrick “Rhythm is Rhythm” May and “Magic” Juan Atkins is one of the creators of techno music. The one they call Reese started his KMS imprint in 1987 and released this early underground techno anthem on KMS 017 just before his first release as Inner City, the all-time classic “Big Fun” (which will get posted here, along with more on the godfathers eventually).

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Octave OneBlackwater (TP‘s Spirit Of Detroit Mix) [Concept Music 2002]
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Originally released on their own long-running Detroit imprint 430 West in 2000 to widespread acclaim, Blackwater became one of the songs of 2001 after Concept picked it up for distribution. But it wasn’t until Detroit 2nd waver and early 430 West releaser Terrence Parker did this remix in 2002 that Dr. King’s voice turned this already powerfully positive track into an even more uplifting party shaker. Both Octave One and TP are hugely important figures in the history of Detroit dance music so expect pieces on both soon…

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Bobby WomackAmerican Dream [Motown 1981]
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Even though it’s not electronic dance music, an old school soul track seems like it fits here. I’d never heard this track until we started our research on tracks that sample MLK so this is actually an exciting find, first because it’s such powerful song, but also because it’s gotta be a one of the very first tracks to use sampling (if anyone knows more about the history of sampling please let us know)!

Episode 24: Sergio’s Parliament Nights 2

Friday, January 18th, 2008

This is not Sergio Santos and neither is this. The Sergio Santos we are talking about and have written and podcasted about many times on this here blog is this Sergio Santos. This Sergio Santos (whos MySpace status as I write this post “is flying through the bermuda triangle right now”) is one of the most talented and tasteful house/techno DJs in the city of Boston. This Sergio Santos just completed the second edition of his now ongoing Parliament Nights mix series (here‘s the first edition) yesterday and sent it over to us to share with you. If you’re wondering why we keep posting Sergio Santos podcasts, the answer is simple: they just keep getting better and better. Segand I’m sure you’ll agree after you listen to this latest installment.

1. kevin griffiths – jaguar shoes (rippertons lonely predator mix)
2. friendly people – music is improper (martin buttrich remix)
3. michal ho feat. jon jon – take me away (original)
4. marcin czubala – consigliere
5. craig torrance & philip hochstrate – shrinkage (samims remix)
6. dan ghenacia & chris carrier – tumble blur
7. mark broom – wizz (mihalis safras remix)
8. marlon d – jesus creates sound (main mix)
9. danton eeprom – one thing leads to another (tigerskin remix)
10. johnny d – walkman (ray okpara remix)
11. sebo k – far out
12. dominik eulberg – grunschenkel (2000 & one remix)
13. red robbin & jakob hilden – snapdragon
14. da fresh – a night at the beach (dj f.e.x. remix)
15. tom clark – fragile elements (paul ritch remix)
16. luca bacchetti – the way to corvocado
17. sian – apple tree
18. riton – sound of the studio

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 24:
Sergio’s Parliament Nights 2
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Yelp.com Presents: Modulations @ MIT Museum

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Our friend Ligaya over at Yelp is organizing a super insane event at the MIT Museum in Cambridge and asked us to perform an our long set of experimental wierdness. Local audio/visual innovators sosolimited will be providing the visual stimulation and performing their own hourlong set after us and Mr. Mistaker will be opening.

Here’s the scoop over at Yelp:

Join us for a night of innovative AV performances by Sosolimited, Soul Clap and Mistaker and exploration of the awesome world of the MUSEUM! Been meaning to make it over but haven’t yet? This is the perfect opportunity to check out a unique program and learn from their phenomenal exhibits. So come meet some rad yelpers and toast with us among Ganson sculptures, holograms and robots! There will be complimentary libations from BUSHMILLS and UFO!

From 8-10pm everyone with an RSVP confirmation is welcome to partake in the festivities. We’re talking EVERYONE – significant others, your sister Sally, your hairdresser, even the meter maid!

Just send an RSVP before the 26th over to Boston@Yelp.com… DO IT! Confirmations to be send out Jan 28th.

How We Kick Off ’08

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Soul Clap Dimension7 EP on Itzamna!

Well after a week+ of complete insanity we’re finally back at it. We hope your NYE was as wild as ours and you’re ready for even more clapclap in ’08, because we already have big news to share. That’s right you’re eyes do not deceive you, our first E.P. of original music was released last week on Itzamna records, our dude Ferk’s label in El Salvador, and the title track (“Dimension7”) reached #45 on Beatport’s progressive house sales chart. Now we aren’t usually into progressive house either, but we don’t get to choose the genre they put it in and it looks like we turned out a track that people like so we’re super psyched. We’re even more proud of the B side (“Up & Under”) which is a constantly rising techno grinder much more in our mold. So please checkcheck ’em below and support by buybuying on Beatport.

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Soul Clap – Dimension7 (3 min preview)

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Soul Clap – Up And Under (3 min preview)