From humble beginnings DJing in the back room at a pop club in Boston, Soul Clap have turned into a globe-trotting disco powerhouse. Whether they’re reworking R Kelly and Chris Isaak into slow-burning house anthems, spinning marathon six-hour club sets or cranking out throwback ’80s funk productions of their own (check last year’s EFUNK The Album), the duo’s Charles ‘Cnyce’ Levine and Eli ‘Elyte’ Goldstein have barely faltered in their mission to keep things slow, sexy and fun. ‘It’s always been about keeping music and emotion in dance music,’ says Eli when Time Out calls him at home, ahead of Soul Clap’s trip to Japan for the Hacienda Oiso Festival 2013 – and only a day after the bombing of the Boston Marathon…
A Boston Limerick:
There once was a scene up in Boston, where things weren’t nearly so awesome. So the kids went to Cambridge where people have knowledge and there the dance music did blossom!
Five years after our infamous Dancing on the Charles outdoor parties helped put Boston on the dance music map and launched our careers into the stratosphere, we’re returning to our roots on the banks of the Charles River. Soul Clap presents: Dancing On The Charles is a part of the Boston dance music story that shines a spotlight on our hometown and unearths some incredible talent. Born from the same spirit and philosophy that has so powerfully shaped our DJ sets, this is a musically diverse compilation of artists held together by geography representing the wide spectrum found in our hometown.
The full compilation is coming out digitally in a few weeks, but for now you can get the vinyl sampler (the 4th 12″ release on Soul Clap Records) at Phonica Records.
Check it out with links to listen on Resident Advisor. You can also check the chart at our favorite record shops with slight variations: Phonica Records (London), Technique Records (Tokyo) and Beatport for digital.
After a brutal week in my hometown (Boston) and a heart breaking election in my wife’e native Venezuela, it feels like the perfect time to post this mix. Curated by my wife, Andrea and mixed by me (Eli) this mix is a very personal journey through pain and loss and the inevitable rebirth that follows.
Rebirth: a human virtue
For IVM, RASP and Venezuela
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 108: Drea’s Rebirth Mix
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