Happy Holidaze & New Yearz 2011!

Heyo Clapperz!

Just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very happy holidaze season and new yearz, where-ever in the world you may be (we’re in Berlin, then Leeds and Manchester in case you are too). 2010 was our biggest year yet and we couldn’t have done it without all your support, so to say thankz herez a free download of our latest remix. We also just posted a couple awesome podcasts from our friends S.A.S and 7L, one to get you in the mood for tonite, the other to take you into the AM. Enough writing, itz time to party, but just in case you want to catch up on our crazy 2010 or see what we have in store for you in 2011 you can always head over to our interplanetary web paradise.

CREEP – Days (Soul Clap Remix) by Soul Clap

Episode 81: 7L Steps Into The AM

If you’ve ever been to a good party in Boston our man 7L needs no introduction. if you’ve ever been into underground hip-hop you already know him as one half of 7L & Esoteric. If you’ve ever been lucky enough to get your hands one of the amazing Bladerunners mixes, than you also know who 7L is. If you’ve ever asked the question: who is Boston’s mixtape king? Then you’d know the answer is 7L. Here at Soul Clap HQ we don’t throw the word legend around lightly, but when it comes to 7L there’s no better word to describe the combination of skills, creativity, positivity and work ethic that has kept him at the top of Boston’s DJ world for well over a decade (this is where we also have to shout out DJ Kon and DJ Bruno for also being amazing!). So of course when the man himself handed me a stack of 5 (or was it 6?) new mix CDs on one of my last nights out in The Bean, I couldn’t wait to pop them in the deck. Luckily for me we had to drive to Montreal the next day so we got to hear all the sounds on the way (including Music To Be Murdered By, which is a whole other story), but the one that really jumped out was this genius mix-up of some of our favorite (and forgotten) soft rock jams of all time.

We know what you’re saying, “soft rock, has the Clap lost their minds?!” But fear not loyal listeners, we promise this is the perfect mix to get you in the holiday spirit. No matter what holiday it is that you’re celebrating and whoever it is that you’re spending it with, Grandmaster 7L is going to Step you Into The AM in ways your pretty little ears never imagined. In the end we couldn’t imagine a better way to end such a magical year than with such a magical mix by one of our most magical friends from our magical home of Boston. So happy holidaze and a massive thank you for all the love in 2010 and here’s to many more adventures together, in 2011 and beyond.

Kenny Loggins – This is It
Samantha Sang – Emotions
Seals & Crofts – Get Closer
Maria Muldaur – Midnight at the Oasis
Ambrosia – How Much I Feel
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do for Love
Toto – Rossana
Benny Mardones – Into the Night
Hall & Oats – When the Morning Comes
Beer Break
Carole King – Its too Late
Carly Simon – You Belong to Me
Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand
Doobie Brothers – What a Fool Believes
Snif n Tears – Drivers Seat
Steely Dan – Time out of Mind
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
Jan Hammer – Don’t You Know

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 81: 7L Steps Into The AM

Episode 80: S.A.S Ice Cold Mix

You’ve probably all realized by now that we really love edits. Unfortunately, with the trend getting so popular, our ears have been bombarded with some pretty terrible renditions, both of songs that were already perfect and don’t need any editing, and of songs that are so bad they never needed to be reborn. Enter S.A.S, two guys from Birmingham (Adam Shelton & Subb-an) who caught our ear this year by making totally unique and totally party rocking edits of some of our favorite and forgotten jams from the past. We met Adam at our gig at Motion and he introduced himself by giving us a copy of Tashan’s “Chasin’ A Dream” LP, because we put one of the tracks on a podcast. Anyone who gives us a classic vinyl when we first met clearly knows his shit so we asked him to give us a podcast, and of course he delivered with a dope mix full of edits, samples and a wide range of jams that defines these boys sound. Git it!

1. marky star & the acid orchestra / dork-a-pella
2. romanthony & dj predator / funky flava
3. simon baker / get through
4. falty dl / all in the place
5. the dynamic duo / in the pocket ( hip house mix )
6. kimiesha holmes / love me true ( true love mix )
7. cloudmasterweed/ com’on’join’us ( drivetrain’s black tie mix )
8. coro / where are you tonight
9. bucci,pink elln / mavis 350 ( the mole – who is a pimp lapointe mix )
10. s.a.s / give it dub
11. samin & michael / out of sight
12. antwon faulkner / funky negro ( dj t 1000’s back to the old school remake )
13. anthony mansfield, nick chacona / burning sensations
14. s.a.s / you gotta think
15. hokus pokus / house it up
16. s.a.s / in the candy store
17. s.a.s / ghetto mother’s
18. s.a.s / straight off the bone
19. jimpster / love you better ( jesse rose mix )
20. paul johnson / hear the music

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 80: S.A.S Ice Cold Mix