Episode 137: Agents Of Vibe

You know we have a soft spot for our home town. From our annual Dancing On The Charles compilation of Boston producers, to the now 10 year running Dancing On The Charles party that gave the comp its name, to Thanksgiving eve at The Phoenix Landing, we always make sure to stay connected to our roots. So when new a new crew of artists starts making waves we pay attention and make sure to give our full support. Enter Agents Of Vibe.

The Agents Of Vibe originated as a production duo comprised of core members, Wiggz Caro and Zachary (Mr Don) Fochi. They were then joined by Boston producer, multi-instrumentalist and incredible vocalist, Matt Carey and often features friends/musicians from their extended Boston family. Their track Baluum was included on this year’s D.O.T.C. comp and they’re sitting on a vault of unreleased music, but their “live” experience is what you really need to see. Wiggz is a multi-instrumentalist Berklee Graduate and Ableton Live teacher/wizard at MMMMAVEN school in Boston. Zak, holds down the 1’s and 2’s and Matt Carey adds live vocals, synths, percussion and whatever new gadget he’s got his hands on.

This is their “Summer hang-out mix”, recorded live with Zak mixing, Matt Carey on vocals and synth, and Wiggz on guitar and ableton push. Enjoy 🙂

Work To Do – Matt Carey (unreleased)
Colibria – Nicola Cruz
Abendrot – N/um
Yae – Agents of VIbe (unreleased)
Symphonic – Wareika *Featuring improv vocals layered on top from Matt Carey)
Perenial Love – Agents of Vibe, Smeed & Suspence +Dan Rourke(unreleased)
Flavors – Agents of Vibe (unreleased)
Hercules (Alkalino Re-Edit) Aaron Neville
Love Unrestrained – Matt Carey, Dan Rourke
Style (Agents of Vibe remix) – David Paglia + Jay Prouty
Feeling you (Henrick Schwarz mix) – Stevie Wonder
Purple – Agents of Vibe ft Hien (unreleased)

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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Episode 137: Agents Of Vibe

Episode 136: Jack Priest

There’s nothing we love more here on The Adventures Of Soul Clap, than shining the light on upcoming talent, and not only is Jack Priest a name to watch in this game, he’s also been contributing to Crew Love for quite awhile now. As our only UK operative he plays an integral role, repping the crew in merry olde England, but his biggest talent is his knack for edits. From Human League, to Eartha Kitt, to Conan Mockasin, to Love and Rockets, Jack’s reinterpreted jams for many a dancefloor. He’s dropped a bunch of these signature edits on the Crew Love site and an edit 12″ on Wolf + Lamb Black. Now he steps up for an eclectic mix of jams for the podcast. Get to know Jack Priest.

“Ive always been a huge fan of the Adventures Of Soul Clap so compiling a mix was a big challenge. I tried focus on the smoother and more underground side of pop music new and old. Big love to the clap for having me in. PS the mix sounds best when you listen in the bath”

Giorgio Moroder – Leopard Tree Dream 
Connan Mockasin – Im The Man That Will Find You
Tame Impala ‘Cause Im A Man
Sean Nicholas Savage – Naturally
Homeshake – Ok
Part Time – I Wanna Take You Out
Inc – Trust
Vangelis – Blade Runner Blues
Nev Cottee – If I Could Tell You
Cigarettes After Sex Affection
Mood Rings – The Line 
Boards Of Canada – In A Beautiful Place
The Only Face – Bryan Ferry 
Kate Bush – Babooshka 
The Alan Parsons Project – Chinese Whispers
The Wake – Melancholy Man
Blood Orange –
L’Impèratice – Agitations Tropicales

The Adventures Of Soul Clap Episode 136: Jack Priest

Episode 135: Psolomon / Absence

This month the podcast is finally back with more episodes! First up Psolomon Williams aka Absence who we were first introduced to when he rapped on beats by Tanner Ross and Jules Born. Now, as Absence he’s DJing free form house music and we’re happy to share the sounds with you.

Born and Raised in Virginia Beach Virginia, Psolomon Williams aka Absence grew up playing piano at a very young age. In his early teenage years absence created and participated in medal core and hardcore bands. After relocating to Miami in 2011 he first became immersed in house music culture by frequenting venues like The Electric Pickle and Treehouse. Grounded in his Virginia roots along with the cultural melting pot of his Miami surroundings, Absence began to experiment with his music blending electronic, hip hop and elements of Jazz with the song structure of metal. Absence more recently moved to Los Angeles where he is now Djing in a variety of underground dance and electronic music venues and parties. Biggest Influences: Mobb Deep, Metallica, Boy Sets Fire, Tool, Clipse

Laksa- Contrasts
Larry Houl- Barbarian Nights
Peggy Gou- Rose
Floating Points- Nut Sonores
Million Dollar Orchestra- Keeps me up late at night
Dizzy Womack- Slava 47
Dizzy Womack- She Goes Back (Original Mix)
Rhythm and Soul- Late Night City
Times Are Ruff- Great Funkin Times
Rekchampa- 7713GH
Rekchampa- All I Have
Le Yeux- Coco
Dizzy Womack- French Sin
Ohbliv- 94 Gortex Bubble Jacket
Secret Value Orchestra- Serious Intentions

The Adventures Of Soul Clap Episode 135: Psolomon / Absence

Episode 134: Karim’s Arabic Disco

Lebanese-born and living in Montreal for the past 10 years, we met Karim Haydar at one of our parties up north a few years back and stayed in touch. Then he sent us this dope mix of Crew Love jams awhile back and asked us if he could ever appear on The Adventures of Soul Clap. We always support up and coming DJs and Crew Love is True Love, so we said “give it a shot”. The first mix he turned in had a great early summer vibe, but we were really busy finishing our album and didn’t have time to post it. Then he opened for us at the Love Train party in Lebanon and we got to talking about his Arabic disco roots. That really intrigued me, so I asked him to try a mix of the jams that influenced him growing up. Part of the point of The Adventures is to push DJs out of their comfort zone and this is a perfect example of magic coming from exploration!

Some words from Karim:

In this episode, I fly you through a journey of carefully selected Disco/Funk tracks produced by some of the best musicians in the Arab, Turkish and French world such as Omar Souleyman, Elias Rahbani & his Orchestra,etc… This mix represents the domination of the Ottoman Empire in Lebanon and the Arab world between the year 1516 until the end of World War 1 in 1918. The colonization was followed by the French until 1943. Lebanon has been “Free” since. Midway through 2016 and we are still witnessing useless conflicts around the world, caused by a handful who seeks power and money. We should focus less on our political differences and shift that focus to what unites us as humans. Music has always been a universal language.

Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz feat. Metin Alatli (Baris K Edit) – Kamuran Akkor
Mawal Menzal (Original Mix) – Omar Souleyman
La Dance De Nadia (Original Mix) – Elias Rahbani
Ana Ouna – Maurice El Médioni meets Roberto Rodriguez
Donme Dolap (Baris K Edit) – Modern Folk Uclusu
Instrumental – Elias Rahbani
Tawwalt El Gheba feat. Gilles Peterson (Original Mix) – Omar Souleyman
Y’a du blues (Tans Pis C’est La Vie) – Marché Noir
Liza Liza – Elias Rahbani & his Orchestra
Summer Love – Elias Rahbani & His Orchestra
Laure Ohoubouki – Feiruz

The Adventures Of Soul Clap Episode 134: Karim’s Arabic Disco

House Of EFUNK Episode 2: Till Von Sein

House Of EFUNK Detroit is just 2 days away and to celebrate here’s the second episode of the new House Of EFUNK Podcast. Episode 2 is Till Von Sein recorded live on the patio of The Electric Pickle at House Of EFUNK Miami in March. Till is one of our favorite DJs and Germans all rolled into one funky package and he’s a Soul Clap podcast regular (Till Von Swizzle & Till’s Precious Podcast). It’s a pleasure to welcome him back especially with this extra special 3 hours set. The sun was setting and the party was just getting going and Till set it off perfectly.

House of EFUNK Detroit 2016 is Saturday!

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Soul Clap’s House of EFUNK Podcast Episode 2: Till Von Sein Live at The Electric Pickle

House Of EFUNK Episode 1: Tony Humphries

The first House of EFUNK party in 2014 was one of the best days/nights/days of our short lives. We started the Saturday morning in New York City, drove upstate to Mystery Land, played an all vinyl set and then drove almost back to the city to the Westchester airport, where we met George Clinton and his crew and jumped on a private jet to Detroit. We rolled into TV Lounge for the party around 11am and warmed up until George was ready. Then he stepped on stage with us in the courtyard, the Detroit skyline behind us and he performed some of our favorite classic P-Funk jams while Eli DJed and Charlie sang backup. Our day finally ended at noon on Sunday, after Stacey Pullen’s life affirming 5 hour set in the alley.

House of EFUNK has quickly become and institution. Our second edition last year featured another crazy lineup of funk, house, disco and techno legends and innovators and this March we brought the party to the Electric Pickle in Miami for a WMC edition that featured New Jersey house legend Tony Humphries who blessed us with this incredible set that launches the House of EFUNK Podcast!

We’re back Saturday 5/28 with the 3rd House of EFUNK at TV Lounge, Detroit featuring a Biz Markie 45s set, Amp Fiddler Live, Maurice Fulton, Scott Grooves’ Overdubs, Mike Dunn, Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, No Regular Play Live, Benoit & Sergio Live and many more…

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Episode 133: The Interns present gravitational.WAVs

Here on the Adventures we always love to shine the light on young DJs with good taste, so when Colby (1/2 of The Interns) opened up our House of EFUNK party on Holy Ship with a gorgeous set of house, new disco and funk, we offered him a slot on right away.

“With Summer around the corner, the LA based DJ duo, The Interns, are looking forward to a slower pace and brighter days. After making the rounds at several West Coast festivals, including a two night stint at Coachella’s Silent Disco, The Interns are ready to kick back, relax, and enjoy the Southern California vibes they’ve come to know and love. To celebrate the impending solstice, they’ve compiled an all star roster of downtempo jams. You’ll find a well curated mix of house, disco, funk, and soul to help you drift away to a place where the breeze is always cool and the water is just a short walk away.”

Luvless – Castles In The Sky
HNNY – Cheer Up, My Brother (Original Mix)
Laid Back – Fly Away (Poolside Edit)
Atlas – Glow
Jungle – Drops
Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker – Daffodils (Original Mix)
Martin Hayes – Ol’ Funky Music
Rubber Band – Caoutchouc
Blood Orange – Uncle ACE (ad/jus/ted Remix)
Larse – City
Frank Booker – Cosmos
Jesse Futerman – Life Is a Gamble (Original Mix)
Session Victim – Make People Dance
Patryk Molinari – South Beach (Original Mix)
Michael The Lion – 909s And Herb feat. Sammy Bananas
Chaos In The CBD – Midnight in Peckham (Original Mix)
Catz ‘n Dogz – Good Touch (Feat. Egle? Sirvydyte?) (Catz ‘n Dogz vs. Phil Weeks Remix)
Bonobo – Cirrus

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Episode 132: Lele Sacchi’s Baggy Mix

Funny how time flies. Seems like yesterday that we were touring with Nightplane and Nick Monaco for the launch of Soul Clap Records. Hard to believe that was almost 4 years ago! But it was at a dinner during that tour that one of our biggest Italian supporters, Lele Sacchi, told us how much Nightplane’s EP (the first release on our label) reminded him of the UK “baggy” movement of the late 80’s to early 90’s. Then he promised us he would make us a mix of the music for The Adventures. Well here we are, years down the line and he’s finally sent us the mix. It was a major labor of love and we’re excited to share it with you, The Infamous Baggy Mix…

Lele’s Words:
When at a dinner with Eli, Charlie and some other Crew Lovers in Milan a couple of years ago we ended up chatting about the so called ‘baggy’ music scene (those typical romantic subjects of DJ dinners…) I noticed that I was the only one old and european enough to remember it first hand!
This eventually lead to this mix here that showcases not only what should really be considered the baggy/Madchester original sound but some other bits of the crossover sound between indie and dance cultures that permeated mostly the UK scene between 1988 and 1992 (with a big influence of the Italian house scene of the era, here represented by TC) and that helped so many kids like myself with a punky/alternative rock background understand ‘groove’ and DJ culture (I still remember like it was yesterday a very early 90’s (1991?) Charlatans show where girls were properly dancing… never saw that before at an indie band live gig! And you know what effect girls dancing can have on the weak mind of a 16 years old)

I could have made an ‘Andy Weatherall mixes’ only choice for such he has been pivotal to pioneer that crossover of sounds, but tried to get a mix of some of the obvious (but how can you escape choosing Primals and Roses on this sound?) and some obscure or rare stuff that made myself happy as a teenager back then before deciding that actually I had to try to do my best not to get a proper job and live off music. Which, at the end of the day, is the best definition of being a DJ.

DEPTH CHARGE ‘Bounty Killers’ (Vinyl Solution, 1989)
PRIMAL SCREAM ‘Come Together’ Andrew Weatherall mix (Creation, 1990)
THE MOONFLOWERS ‘Get Higher (The Get Dubber mix)’ (Heavenly, 1990)
HAPPY MONDAYS ‘Hallelujah’ Club mix (Factory, 1990)
ST ETIENNE ‘Only Love can break your heart’ Kenlou B-Boy mix (Warner, 1991)
THE FARM ‘Stepping stone’ Gary Allan mix (Produce, 1990)
ELECTRONIC ‘Get the message’ DNA grove mix (Factory, 1991)
T-COY ‘Carino’ (Deconstruction, 1987)
PRIMAL SCREAM ‘Don’t Fight it, feel it’ Scat mix (Creation, 1991)
TC 1991 ‘1991’ Berry version (Paradise Project, 1991)
THE STONE ROSES ‘Fool’s Gold’ (Silvertone, 1989)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE ‘Soon’ Andrew Weatherall mix (Creation, 1990)
A.R.KANE ‘Crack Up’ Rhythm mix (Rough Trade, 1990)
THE SHAMEN ‘Make it mine’ Lenny D V1.1 (One Little Indian, 1990)
808 STATE ‘Pacific 202’ (ZTT, 1989)
CHAPTERHOUSE ‘Mesmerise’ Remix (Dedicated, 1991)

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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 132: Lele Sachi’s Baggy Mix

Episode 131: Scott Grooves Overdubs Live

One of our favorite Detroit DJs, Scott Grooves recently formed a live group called Overdubs which features Hazmat on talkbox and Ian Finkelstein on keys. Here’s the recording of their first performance at our BBQ in The D this summer. For their second performance they’re bringing the jams to our House of EFUNK Miami this Sunday at The Pickle.

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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 131: Scott Grooves Overdubs Live in Detroit

Episode 130: Dre’s Ladies Mix

In celebration of International Women’s Day here is another special mix by Eli’s number one woman, Andrea. This one is dedicated to the ladies and just like her Rebirth Mix and Master Mix it is curated by Andrea and mixed by Eli.

Andrea works with a scholarship organization called Red Thread Foundation for Women so please go donate today.

Sade – Why Can’t We Live Together
Benoit & Sergio – Old Streets
Social Lovers – Can’t Let It Go
Arthur Russell – Hop On Down (Nick Monaco Edit)
Adeline Michèle – Redo (Kraak & Smaak Dub)
Babyman – Belissima
Underground Solution – Luv Dancin’ (In Deep Mix)
Nathan Haines – Earth Is The Place (DJ Gregory & Julian Jabre Voxy Pass)
PillowTalk – Love Addicted
Small Black – Boys Life (Soul Clap Remix)
Lil Louis – Do U Luv Me
Nick Monaco & David Marson – It’s The Time

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