Back On Track – DOTC Recap


I don’t think there could be a more appropriate title for this post.

First of all, DOTC returned to the Marsh Post after a brief hiatus, complete with the added visual stimulation of VJ Zebbler on 3 screens (see video above) and more than enough port-o-potties and beer outside to last the night. Pictures are up here (thanks Iris) and here (thanks JK) and as always a super-mega thank you goes out to everyone that came out and danced their asses off. You make us so proud to be able to throw these parties, there is no DOTC without your support!

Second of all, for our next DOTC on July 12th, we’re joined by Boston’s undisputed king of digging and BBE recording artist, DJ Kon of the On Track mixtape series fame. Kon will be playing deep dance music of all kinds from 8-10pm to setup the vibe just right and we’ll be posting some exclusive Kon mixes to get you in the mood the next couple weeks, so stay tuned.

7/12/08: Dancing On The Charles w/DJ KON

dancing on the charles 7/12/08 flyer

***LIMITED ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON GOING.COM. Buying your DOTC ticket in advance guarantees you admission AND it’s at the pre 9pm price regardless of when you arrive! But you still don’t want to miss the BBQ, sunset and chillout beats from 7-9!***

RAIN OR SHINE – CASH ONLY BAR

Saturday, July 12th, Dancing on the Charles is in full effect with the forth installment of the 2008 summer event series. Headlining this event with a very special BBQ SET from 8-10p, is internationally acclaimed “King of Digging”, BBE recording artist and lifetime Boston resident DJ KON. KON is known for his mind-blowing technique and impeccable selection of funk, soul, disco, house, boogie and WAY MORE. Also performing will be DJs Randy Deshaies, Sergio Santos and a closing set from Soulclap.

Dancing On The Charles is a deliberate reaction to the people’s desire for a return to grassroots nightlife. Big sound system, great DJs, electronic music, BBQ, dancing outdoors and affordable prices. Thanks to the City Of Cambridge, DOTC returns on June 28th as a benefit for the American Legion and the Charles River Watershed Association!

Click here for more info, upcoming dates, tickets, video & pics.

Episode 32: Italoboyz Return To Phoenix Landing

Ah Italoboyz What can we say? Thank you for beating the sound system so sweetly. Thank you for dropping the exclusive edit bombs. Thank you for making us go crazy with two tracktor scratches simultaneously. Thank you for washing reverb over almost everything, and pounding of the jacking house music like the super stars you are!

If you were there to see Italoboyz beat the Phoenix Landing to pieces on for Midweek Techno 6/11/08 (Elyte’s B-day!) you know the of the dance music destruction that we speak of. Following their recent success of anthems like “Zinga “on Get Physical and “Bahia” on Mothership Music, The Boyz aka Marco and Fede have jumped feet first into a touring schedule made of dreams. We wish them the best for the summer months and can’t wait until they return.

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mixTape Time 12: Taimur & Fahad at Love NYC

Tonight at our Midweek Techno residency at Phoenix Landing we welcome good friend and one of the main people responsible for New York City’s techno resurgence, Taimur from Blk|Market Membership. With his partner Fahad they throw parties on boats, at awesome spots in NYC, like Bar13 and Love, and also were responsible for the Cheap Sunglasses Afterhours at WMC and Temporary Tattos party at Detroit Techno Fest. He’s opened for everyone from Jamie Jones to Italoboyz to Martin Landsky to Craig Richards and has been pushing all our music. This Wednesday we have the honor of a headline slot from him at the Phonix, so come join us!

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Taimur & Fahad opening for Craig Richards at Love NYC on 5/10/08
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7/15/08 – Yoyoyo 90’s Jam Moves To Middlesex

Yoyoyo, July 15th, our 2+ year running 90’s Jam moves to one of our favorite venues, Middlesex! It’s also the only place you can get your hands on the first official YOYOYO 90’S JAM Mixtape called “Party At Screech’s”, cause we’re giving copies away at the party and nowhere else. And like all that wasn’t enough we got Adidas to give away 2 gift certificates to the best 90’s outfitted dude and dudette. Plus we got VJ eKa$h with the 90’s visuals. WOAH!


At Middlesex – 315 Massachusetts Ave. – Cambridge – NO COVER – 21+ – Here’s a map

mixTape Time 11: Catching (Up With) The Clap

Sure seems like we’ve been getting a ton of great recordings of our sets and super guest mixes recently. In fact we’ve event had too many to include just on The Podcast so they’ve been getting posted in other places. So now, just in time for a beautiful weekend we give you some beautiful new Soulclap DJ sets, live in the clubs. Let us know if you like them.

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Soulclap @ AirDrop QuackParty (Bar13) 5/30/08 – DOWNLOAD

Originally posted as AirPod Nº8 on AirDrop.com, this was the only set that survived the nite after our recorder over-heated and we actually lost the last 30 minutes which is when it got really crazy. But it’s still a very exciting mix of techno/house/garage for our “die Ente” release party in NYC.

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Elyte/Soulclap Bday Set @ Midweek Techno (Phoenix Landing) 6/11/08 – DOWNLOAD
Originally posted on the Midweek Techno Podcast, this was my set warming up for Italoboyz a couple weeks back. One of the CDJs was busted so I ended up playing mostly vinyl. Italoboyz set coming to the Soulclap Podcast next week…

6/25/08 – Taimur (Blk|Market, NYC)

This Wednesday 6/25 at Phoenix we have good friend and one of the main people responsible for New York City’s techno resurgence, Taimur from Blk|Market Membership. With his partner Fahad they throw parties on boats, at awesome spots in NYC, like Bar13 and Love, and also were responsible for the Cheap Sunglasses Afterhours at WMC and Temporary Tattos party at Detroit Techno Fest. He’s opened for everyone from Jamie Jones to Italoboyz to Martin Landsky to Craig Richards and this Wednesday we have the honor of a headline slot from him at the Phonix!

Check a recent set by Taimur & Fahad live opening for Craig Richards at Love NYC on May 10th

Mr. Techno’s Basement (R&F-018)

For the latest edition of Roots & Future, we turn to Boston based DJ/Producer, former Satellite Records (closed) owner and total Techno brainiac, Pat Fontes. He chose three tunes from his enormous collection (which is partially the back catalogue from the store) that seemed to jump out and say “oooh Pattttt”.

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Ian Pooley – Untitled (B2) [Force Inc Music Works – 1995] DOWNLOAD / BUY

In his words… “K, first the Iam Pooley Jam … [I chose this] one cause i was randomly digging thru crates, and the fact that it was one of my earliest records I ever came to own in the borderline house and techno spectrum. I use to wear that track out, probably played it at every gig from 1996 to 1998.”

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Dave Angel – Tokyo Stealth Fighers (Slam Disfigurated Mix) [Forth & Broadway – 1997] DOWNLOAD / BUY

“The Dave Angel joint was just another addition to piles, I think I brought all his records home from Satellite [Records] just on the fact that it was Dave Angel, at the point that record was released he was a household name in underground [world of] funky house and techno.

Island (Forth and Broadway is a subsidiary of Island U.K.) Records was a big label to be on and he saw many releases back then and gained a great rep with us connoisseurs. [This track is] funky dirty grooving goodness on wax.”

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Paul MacInfluenced One (Side A) [Influenced – 2004] DOWNLOAD / BUY

Paul Mac‘s, Influenced One is a limited edition 10 inch that is basically his interpetation of his Influences [but] one track … Side A… is like heaven to me. The start with the bassline hitting this pattern that I just feel in love with the 1st time, and believe i could hear it looped forever, yet he puts his signature touch of dirty grinding hi hats and shuffle all over it and adds a preacher in the song that actually states many things of interest or things many don’t think of… that state of our society and religion, etc…”

We thank Pat Fontes for his dope contribution, deep knowledge, and efforts to keep dance music alive in Boston. Pat Fontes only plays vinyl (still!) and you can see him whip out his 12 inches at Rise this Friday with us, Tanner Ross and Matty Dimond from 2a-7a… wa wa wee wa…

Inanna (La Folia Recs) Interview & Mix

This Wednesday (6/18/08) we’re pleased to welcome former Bostonian and current LAer Inanna as she celebrates the launch of her brand new La Folia Recordings. But before you come hear it, read what she has to say…

What’s your inspiration for La Folia? The name and vision.
La Folia is type of melody, contrary to what most people think, that it is the word for flower, foliage or some sort of vegetation in a european language.
The logo is a bit misleading in that regard. It is an interpretation of a rose, which has many meanings and its safe to assume I probably found inspiration from all of them. The three roses also has significance, in that there is three, and three, as a trinity was an inspiration.

I wanted to create a platform with the label to not only release my own music, and people who’s music I admire, but music by other artists who were unique, and a little different then the status quo. Creativity and experimentation is the core idea. The focus was mainly intended to be on melodic music across all genres but we have some rhythmic based music in there as well, and listening music as well as dancing.

What’s it take to start a label these days?
You know I’m not really sure; music firstly. Inspiration. Knowledge and experience is helpful. Cash is also very helpful, so any investors out there I’m looking. The rest I am sort of making up as I go along and letting intuition guide me. 11 years in it, and being in LA for several years, I was fortunate to meet successful label owners, and artists and just being around them, you pick things up.

You’ve come a long way from playing 2-Step at rave parties in New England. How has your style developed and what has influenced you?

What I play and produce is vastly different then what I was doing when I started. I love so many different genres of electronic music but felt the need to really focus on one style, at least narrow it down to a couple anyway. I started out influenced by Chicago deep house from all the Providence house weeklies I would go to every week. At the same time I was putting on and playing the 2-step weeklies I also had residencies and gigs for deep house. Speed garage is what lead me to 2-Step. When grime became the thing, and 2-step was on its demise, I just couldn’t get into it and started looking back to house, then techno. I have always been into melody based music, emotive and deep music with thick bass-lines. Techno and minimal for the most part lack that cheeky vibe much of the 2-step I played had, and my sound just naturally evolved into what I like to sometimes call emo-techno.

What was the first record you ever bought? Your most treasured record?
You know I’m not sure! I remember the record store, but have no recollection of the records. It was a nice pile of deep house. My most treasured record is actually an original pressing of Crosby Stills and Nash self tiled album from 1969 my friend Henry gave me.

Where you from? Where you at?
Literally or figuratively I wonder. I’m right where I started from, literally. I’m living with my Mom! Did I just admit that? How did this happen. Well life has brought me here, only for a little while longer. Its where Im going that matters most to me right now, destination Europe.

What was the best place you ever played? What was the wierdest place you ever played?
I played in Mexico to about 4500 people, for four hours, and was on right after Nortec Collective which played with a 10 piece band. I was completely scared, I mean how do you top 3 producers and a 10 piece band in costume! That was just insane, and it was awesome! The crowd loved it and just had so much fun. One of my most favorite sets to play though was a Tuesday night in Boston DJ Melee used to throw. The crowd was small but I just had so much fun that night and I’ll always remember it.
Weirdest…
Maybe the ski resort rave in vermont where there were crazy ravers walking around while families of four were on vacation. It was not really that cool.

Top 5 songs of all-time?

Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby Still and Nash
Nocturne in C sharp minor – Chopin
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Close To Me – Cure
Because – The Beatles

Top 5 songs right now?
Summer – Fulmen – Republika Records
New Speakers – Kaine – Spacetalk Recordings
Klopfgerausch – Erman Erim – Terminal M
TrÀumchen – Housemeister – allyoucanbeat
Harzer Roller – Dominik Eulberg, Gabriel Ananda – United Recordings

2 truths and a lie

The trees can talk. I know what your thinking. I watch Oprah.

Proudest musical accomplishment

Starting the label. I’m already astonished at what I’v done with it in such a short time and can’t wait to keep going with it.

Vinyl or digital?
I want my cake and to eat it too. Why must I have one over the other?
LISTEN TO INANNA’S LATEST MIX HERE