Archive for March, 2010

Episode 68: Eddie Neal Housemaster B

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Way back in November 2008 we posted a mix from 1988 by old school Boston house legend Eddie Neal with a whole back story (which proves how small the world is) and interview (which includes a major Boston dance music history lesson). Now, Eddie has hit us up again with some new recordings from the vault. This time around we travel to 1990 for a Chicago style house jackup that perfectly contextualizes the current Chicago house sound revival. Here’s what Eddie had to say:

This mix came about in the Summer of 1990. Four months prior to the mix, I left the HUB CLUB in Boston where I had served as one of the resident DJs and Promotions Manager for about two years. “The Decade Dance” was the clubs welcoming in 1990 New Year’s Eve Party. It was a big production I had planned with attention to every detail. The best club and house music from each year from 1980 to 1990 was showcased every 30 minutes in spectacular fashion with special celebrity introductions, sound effects, remixes. For me, it was about the music and the heads on the dance floor. After New Year’s the club started to veer away from its rep as an underground house music venue. It was time to go.In the months that followed, I returned to the private mobile sector, continued working in radio and helped kick-off the short-lived “Underground” in the South End. However I missed the wild Hub Club Friday and Saturday nights where I could tell a story with the music. Housemaster B is a throwback to the earlier era of underground house with a few influences of hip hop and acid.

In the months that followed, I returned to the private mobile sector, continued working in radio and helped kick-off the short-lived “Underground” in the South End. However I missed the wild Hub Club Friday and Saturday nights where I could tell a story with the music. Housemaster B is a throwback to the earlier era of underground house with a few influences of hip hop and acid.

Tracklist:
Bass Lives On – Farley Jackmaster Funk
Dog A Bassline – Intense
Make Your Body Move – Jomanda
After The Storm – Nemesis
I’m Glad You Came To Me – Bas Noir
You Used To beat Me – Ralphi Rosario
French Kiss – Big Louis
Shadows Of Your Love – J.M. Silk
Grandpa’s Party – Monie love
Ride The Rhythm – This Aint Chicago
Acid Trip – Farley Jackmaster Funk
Open Our Eyes – Marshall Jefferson w/ Truth

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New Mixes Up On XLR8R & Happy Please

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

XLR8R City Guide: Soul Clap’s Boston Mix
Live @ The Droog Afterhours Bunker, LA 12/09 on Happy Please Tape

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Soul Clap @ Istmo Xtra Fest 2009 – San Salvador, SV

Episode 67: Demi’s Tribute To Jonny

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Life sure is full of coincidences, so i guess it makes sense that we got an email from UK dance music veteran Demi asking us to air a very special mix on our podcast while we were in London in January. While he’s been a major name in the game for a long time many of our listeners might not know Demi, because we’re from different musical worlds, but his SOS crew, which also includes, Omid16B and Desyn Masiello, has always been a guiding light in the world of tech/prog house. For us SOS first came to our attention with Desyn’s superb 2004 Bedrock compilation, which led us to check out an amazing SOS performance at WMC the following year. While their sound might not line up exactly with where we’re at these days, there’s no doubt these guys are DJ’s DJs, with impeccable selection and skill that shine through no matter what your taste.

So now you’re probably wondering how we ended up with a Demi mix on The Adventures Of Soul Clap. Apparently he’s been following our podcast for awhile now and felt it was the perfect home for this awesomely eclectic masterpiece of a mix. What makes this episode even more special is that the mix is a tribute to his friend and influential Londoner Jonny Rhythm who recently passed away and who’s memory lives on through this music.

Here’s what Demi says: “The mix is a reflection of some very special and personal moments shared with him and the eclectic tastes we shared. The mix was a labor of love and ended up being a work in progress for a year because of the varied sounds and samples/snips spliced and put together.”

Tracklist
dexter wensel – life on mars
james brown – (leon roberts tribute)
roy haynes – quiet fire (demdrumZ solo edit)
house of whacks – sister’s daughter vs ignam sabrina (demedit)
scientist – plague of zombies
unknown – on a thursday
soul 2 soul – back to life
chaka khan – ain’t nobody (hallugenic mix)
the doors vs blondie – riders of the storm vs rapture
the doors – roadhouse blues & studio extracts
outside – eagle peak
marsha hunt – oh no (demedit)
jimi hendrix – foxy lady (remix)
herb alpert – rise (demedit)
bob marley – could you be love (demdub edit)
doug wood band – drag racer
ellen Mcllwaine – bon under
spiritual experience – messenger of god
t-coy – carino 90
dirty germain – illusion
womak & womak – strange & funny

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