Armand Tomorrow!

Just wanted to remind all you New England residents that tomorrow there’s a huge outdoor electronic music extravaganza at the Marina Bay Beach Club, just south of Boston. Soul Clap’s opening for all-time house luminaries Junior Sanchez & Armand Van Helden and in honor of this momentous occasion it seemed appropriate to repost some of our favorite Armand moments from the Soul Clap Blog. Listening to these jams again got us fired up for tomorrow and hopefully you will be too, so go get your discount advance tickets now!

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Armand Van Helden – CHA-CHA (The Loft Mix) DOWNLOAD

Originally posted 5/30/07

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Tonja Dantzler – In And Out Of My Life (AV8 Mix) DOWNLOAD

Originally posted 5/31/07

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Kim English – Nite Life (Retail Mix) DOWNLOAD

Originally posted 6/7/07

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Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix) DOWNLOAD
Originally posted 6/14/07

After going through these old posts I realize how much more old Armand vinyl must be shared, so expect more treats soon 🙂

Snack Pack Jack Attack 5 w/ Memek

This week we had Memek from minimoo, NYC come down to the basement studio and throw down a special guest mix of his signature minimal sound and some surprisingly funky deepness. Memek played at Midweek Techno last night and totally beat it, so don’t miss him at minitek festival in NYC September 12th-14th (which we just heard is going down next to the ferris wheel on Coney Island, woah)!

Tracklist:
Basic Channel – Phylyps Trak II/ILarry Heard – Space Jungle
Ferrer & Sydenham Inc – Double Penetration (Jerome’s Demo Dub 2)
Stevie Wonder – Make Sure You’re Sure (Shelter Instrumental)
Common Factor – Feel What I Feel
Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Franco Cinelli Mix)
Lazy Fat People – Big City

**Special Guest: Memek (minimoo, NYC) IN THE MIX**
Sety – Mogane (Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts Remix)
Bukaddor & Fishbeck – Decade
Tom Clark – What You Find (Phage & Daniel Dreier Remix)
Lemos – Who Do You Believe In?
Minilogue – It’s A Nice Way To Give Feedback (Heinrichs & Hitenfellner Laughing Jackall Remix)
Daniel Dreier – Horny
Mathias Mesteno – Steak & Chops
Fase Miusic Sender – Veo Mi Terraza
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Mathias Mesteno Emile
Guy Gerber – Disorientation (Reboot Remix)
Johnny D – Orbitallife
Secret Exclusive Edit!
Christian Burkhardt – Doubledub
Lemos – Noodle Soup
**Special Guest: Memek (minimoo, NYC) IN THE MIX**

Liquid Liquid – Scraper Out

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8/23 DOTC DJ Sets Are Here!

If they say there’s no such thing as [cough] bad publicity [cough] then it appears we’ve finally arrived. Big shout to the haters for investing time and money into our promotional efforts! Nice doo doo guys, way to keep it clean and classy.

NOW, to all you wonderful folks who came to D.O.T.C. on 8/23: THANK YOU! You’re probably tired of hearing us always say that we can’t do it without you, but it’s so damn true. It makes us so psyched to have these crazy outdoor dance parties (in Boston/Cambridge no less) that we have to keep saying it over and over again so you know how serious we are. Last Saturday couldn’t have been a more beautiful summer night and despite some technical difficulties with the sound (sorry for that) the recordings of the sets finally came out right. Thanks again to all and especially these guys, some of Boston’s best DJs for holding it down just right. Enjoy!

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7p-9p – Damian Silva & Scotch1 special Reggae, Dub, Dubstep set!

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9p-10p – Paulo from AirDrop Recs

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10p-11p – KC Hallet brings the deep house vibes

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11p-12a – Foul Crap stinks it up with some Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis

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12a-1a – Caseroc rocks, listen for special treats at end of the night!

The FINAL DOTC of 2008 takes place on Saturday, September 20th. Tanner Ross, Soul Clap, Sergio Santos, Randy Deshaies, Matty Dimond and Mr. Techno himself Pat Fontes will all rock a seemingly endless 4 turntable 2 mixer house/techno barrage to keep you moving. Hope to see everyone there and believe: we WILL BE BACK in 2009!

Episode 36: Matty Dimond Sets The VIBE

Every once and a while there comes along a DJ that has SUCH INCREDIBLE PROGRAMING strength, that they leave the rest of the punters staring at their music collection wondering why they hadn’t thought of playing like that years ago. Boston based Matty Dimond is THAT DJ, take a listen to his mix and you’d swear you were listening to Dixon, Trickski, maybe even an old Mark-E mix. Deep, sophisticated, dance music for grown folks!

Matty is also one half of The Bald and The Beautiful outfit along side Tanner Ross. His production appears on labels such as Odori and Utensil.

Tracklist:
Quiet Village “Victoria’s Secret”
Recloose “Deeper Waters”
Soulphiction “Dark Berry”
Nomumbah “Like A Rainbow” Dub
LCD Soundsystem “All My Friends” Harvey Mix
Quiet Village “Can’t Be Beat”
Mark E “Fighter”
Lexx “El Sueno Lucido”
Soulphiction “Prison Song”
Project Sandro “Blazer”
Mark E “Pulse Friction”
Recloose “Walk In Turquoise”
Randolph “Believer” Jazzanova Mix
Hercules And Love Affair “Roar”
40 Thieves “Huffbochente”
Toby Tobias “The Feeling” I:Cube Mix
Mark E “Slave 1”

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Snack Pack Jack Attack 4 (8/21/08)

Oooh yeah. Eli returns from his adventures in sex tourism in Miami. Mix includes some classics jams, old school house, new joints AND the brand new “Seed In The City Mix” of The Giraffe.

Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9 – On A Day Like Today
Voices Of Life – The Word Is Love (Mood II Swing Dub)
Tony Lioni – Machine Talk
TR – Movement
Boola & Demos – Ba Na Nilu
Xcel-O – Feel It (Steelcase Sub Mix)
4th measure men – the need (MK Dub)
Paul Hardcastle – Rainforest
Frankie Knuckles – Only The Strong Survive
D.M Project – Habibi
Noze – Love Affair
Masomenos – Cot Cot
Abicah Soul – Love Is Just A Call Away (Love Beats)
Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Seed In The City Remix)
Brio – Carnival
Gel Abril – Marir
Mateo & Matos – Home
Terry Hunter – Harvest For The World – Dan’s Classic Mix
Move D – Lush Summer Rain
X.panded Dimension.s – Oweii (Sacred Drum Version pt. 2)
Miguel Colmenales – Preaching Sin Palabras
Abstract Truth – (We Had) A Thing (Matty’s Body & Soul Mix)
Rick Wade – Prime Time
DJ Sneak – Disco Delights

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Snack Pack Jack Attack 3 (8/14/08)

Last week’s episode. More house/techno focused. With special guest Paulo from AirDrop, who also played a special South American set.

Tracklist
Art Of Noise – Moments in Love
Soul Clap – Astroturfing –
Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Franco Cinelli ReMix)
Terry Lee Brown Jr. take your time
Willie Graff – Paru Paru
Cassy – April
Mr V – Lets Get Jazzy (Ritual Dub)
Andres zacco – Seated Hopping
Viesse – c’era una volta (Mirco Violi Remix)
Kreon & Lemos – Assid
Clip – Dub Etnic (Bvoice & Khz Remix)
Anthony Collins – Rambouine House (mikal Stravostrand)
Sweet Coffee – Keep On Runnin (Sterac Electronics)
Ferrer & Sydenham Inc – Road To Calabar (Beats)
Cates & DPL – Full Frontal (Soul Clap’s Sephardic Trek)
Onionz & Joeski Present Barrio Brothers feat. Troy Dillard – Hold on to your love
*Paulo’s South American Megamix*
Hercules & Love Affair – Classique #2
Theo Parrish – Dance Sing

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Episode 35: Inanna, Goddess Of Love & War

The words I chose for the title of the latest episode of the podcast are either really appropriate or not appropriate at all. I think they really fit the musical stylings of this deep, moody and melodic techno mix that Inanna turned our for us, but after knowing her for so many years I can’t really say that I would use a word that implies violence when describing Jamie’s personality. I guess it’s more her love of electronic music that makes the name Inanna fit so well, because she’s been around long enough to say she played garage and 2-step with me at Runnin’ Fridays and countless other ghetto New England area events. These days she’s busy showcasing her more mature brand of techno on ear catching original tracks, her own label (La Folia Recordings) and of course, right here on The Adventures Of Soul Clap! For more on Inanna make sure to check the interview on Midweek Techno.

Tracklist
Replica – Difuzor – La Folia Recordings
Lost Tape – Trickski – Sonar Kollektiv
Morning Sun – Amtek E Freak – Punk’iD Digital
Cloudy Bay – Martin ButtRich – Poker Flat
Belize – Anja Schnieder – Mobilee
The World Inside – Inanna – La Folia Recordings
Asha – Pantha Du Prince – Dial Records
L Arnuque – Reynold – Persona
Micropunct (Vocal Edit) – Difuzor – La Folia Recordings

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The Giraffe Remixes Out Now

Wham bam thank you Ma’am, remixes of our very own “The Giraffe” on AirDrop Records are now available for digital download, YAYY!!! Quality work across the board from the extraordinarily talented Minimaril, Bradford James and both Masomenos and Cates & dpL teams! We bow our long necks to all parties involved!

Enjoy the previews below and a brief description of each by AirDrop’s own Le Petit Paulo. Get your google translator here!

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Masomenos remix) BUY DIGITAL
Paulo sez: “Ca c’est du tuna tune, Masomenos ils envoutent, mais surtout: ils sont inclassifiables, un jour c’est house, l autre c est minimal… je laisserai donc la foule juger de cette BOMBE.”

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Minimaril Cupcake remix) BUY DIGITAL
Paulo sez: “Les ingredients pour une superbe Giraffe a la sauce Minimaril: programation parfaite, kick-kick et surtout les delicieux breaks… a la la, les breaks de Mariano…

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Cates & dpL Long Neck Tech remix)
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Paulo sez: “Ca va dans le rouge ca va dans le rouge na na naaaaaaa.”

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Bradford James Seed In The City remix) BUY DIGITAL
Paulo sez: “J’espere qu’ils vont jouer ca au Body & Soul en mangeant des petits poissons crus.”

minitek/AirDrop Remix Competition

Ever since the announcement in May that the folks who throw the awesome minimoo parties in New York City were organizing a full on electronic music festival, the mothership has been abuzz with excitement for the long overdue birth of the northeast U.S.’s first such event. Now as the date of minitek electronic music and innovation festival fast approaches (8/12-8/14), the festival has teamed up with our good friends over at AirDrop to present a competition to remix AirDrop artist and minitek performer Fase Miusic Sender‘s latest single on the label, Lejano Oeste. Even more exciting? We’re helping judge the competition! We haven’t been that impressed with any of the submissions so far, so all you producers get your versions in by September 3rd and if we like it, your remix will be released on AirDrop.

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P.S. minitek is releasing a new exclusive podcast each week leading up to the festival and this is the 6 week one that Fase did.