Archive for April, 2010
When we first made it to Made Event‘s now legendary WMC closing bash 4 years ago we we’re completely blown away. The party was still at the now defunct (and sorely missed) Pawn Shop parking lot and I’m pretty sure Sunday School was the only day of the year they opened up out there, so it was really special. It was basically way too packed with the hot ass sun cooking your ass while getting absolutely mental to the most upfront house/techno DJs in the world and boy did it leave a lasting impression. While, some people complained when the event moved to Ice Palace in ’09, I think the added grassyness and extra space outside made the new digs an even more fun place to party, plus having the inside area in a massive warehouse space is the perfect environment for slamming Adam Beyer style techno.
Needless to say, when we were asked to play Sunday School this year we were totally honored and blown away and when we found out we got the 9:30-11am outside set time we were even more excited. If you know us, you know this is pretty much our dream gig and time slot, so we immediately got to work preparing the perfect set to reach the more techno oriented crowd, but still showcase our unique sound. Saturday night we hit the sack super early, got up fresh at 6am, hit Latin Cafe 2000 for breakfast sandwiches and Cuban coffee and headed down to get in the morning time vibes. It was a bit cloudy all day but there were some amazing moments when the floaty jams brought out the sun, the crowd response was beyond anything we could have imagined and we even ended up with this here awesome recording to share with everyone! Most of all, thanks to the entire Made Event team for being super pro, all our friends for getting up early/staying up late and smiling and going crazy in front of the booth, Zoe for being Ms America, DJ T for dancing on stage the whole time and of course Betty Kang. We can’t do it without all yalls support
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 70: Soul Clap Live at Sunday School For Degenerates
For obvious reasons Episode 69 is pretty important here on the mothership. So when we realized that it was coming up we thought about maybe skipping it until we could get a special Soul Clap mix ready. That was until I heard Mazda’s sound of one soul clapping mix, or more importantly, made love to Mazda’s mix and justified the perfect Episode 69. Mazda aka Audio Prophecy is a Boston-based DJ and aspiring producer who understands the importance of mature and sexy music and this style shines through on the mix, which I had to rename in honor of the occasion.
Here are words from the man himself:
The only way I could explain my relationship with music is obssessive addiction, Never satsified with what I have in hands and always looking for my next fix. It started with collecting, searching for the rare releases and then the urge to share / twist/ edit and spin followed. My message to everybody out there: It’s Ok not to fit into a particular grid or style or image. The sound of one hand clapping is dedicated to that spirit. Most of the artists on this mix have somewhat shown their middle finger to the man and did their own thing and subsequently succeeded at it. We got the deep spacey sounds of Space Ranger (former Dublex inc members), Crowdpleaser and Autodeep (future stars of deep house), to the nu-disco funk of Maurice Fulton, Lindstrom, Aeroplane and Tensnake, & the global sounds of Moodymanc and DJ Disse (Music for Dreams). No self respecting soul clap mix would come without a few left field edits, here we have bloodfire’s remix of James Brown (GAMM), and re-boots of Curtis Mayfield and D-train. The mix ends with soulful sounds of Trus’me, Rick poppa Howard and Glimpse leading to spiritual nirvana of Lightness by Dollar Mambo (newly signed to Mental Groove). You may like or dislike this mix, but please embrace it’s spirit of adventure and seek your own Musical Lightness.
Colombianas Peter Pozorek – Blues (vocal-bite-intro)
D-Train – Keep On (Space Ranger Re-Edit)
Crowdpleaser – Jewel Self Dribbling Baskettball (Dub Mix)
Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix)
Autodeep ft. James Kakande – Colourful Loving
Lindstrom & Christabelle – Baby Cant Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
Tensnake – Get It Right
Moodymanc – Melanchronic
DJ Disse – Real Roots (Djek Edit)
Trus’me – Sweet Mother
Rick Poppa Howard – About Fourteen (Remix)
Bloodfire vs James Brown – Mama’s Dead
Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go (Maurice Joshua Nu Soul Mix)
Glimpse & Alex Jones – True Friends
Dollar Mambo – Lightness II
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 69: Mazda Gets Sexy