Episode 134: Karim’s Arabic Disco

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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.

Tracklist
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

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House Of EFUNK Episode 2: Till Von Sein

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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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House Of EFUNK Episode 1: Tony Humphries

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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

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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.”

T R A C K L I S T
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

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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.

TRACKLIST:
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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Episode 131: Scott Grooves Overdubs Live

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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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Episode 130: Dre’s Ladies Mix

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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.

Tracklist:
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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Episode 129: Larse Gets Personal

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Here on the Adventures of Soul Clap we don’t usually host a mix from a DJ we’ve never met in person. But when Till Von Sein sends a recommendation, you listen! When we put on this mix and heard the voice of The Pharcyde coming through our speakers we knew why Till had recommended Larse. Larse is another funky German with a serious house music hit making resumé, but you know here on the Adventures we encourage DJs to explore different territories. So he took us on a trip through many exotic places and spaces…

“I really wanted to do a mix with a bunch of my personal favorite records over the years. It’s not about dance, house, hip-hop or any other genre, it’s about the music and records that are a part of my life as a DJ over the last 23 years. And with this I got the chance to put those tracks in the mix, thank you for that!”

Playlist:
1. Groping The Moonlight – Hugh Mane
2. Runnin’ (Rae & Christian Mix) – The Pharcyde
3. I Want You – Marvin Gaye
4. More Than One Way To Love A Woman – Raydio
5. Encore – Cherryl Lynn
6. Attack of the Name Game – Stacy Lattishaw
7. Who Do You Love – Bernhard Wright
8. Is It Because I’m Black – Syl Johnson (Davis August Live Construction)
9. First True Love Affair – Young Black Teenagers
10. Africa’s Inside Me – Arrested Development
11. Interview – Prince
12. That’s The Way Love Goes – Janet Jackson
13. Never Seen Before (Remix) – EPMD
14. Let’s Go Together – Change
15. Discotheque – Camp Lo
16. Oh Honey – Delegation
17. Summertime in the LBC – The Dove Shack
18. Flipshot – The 45 King
19. Free (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework) –  Donald Fagen
20.  Cream – DJ Vas
21. Can’t Live Without You – Connie Laverne
21. Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
22. Sunshine Reggae (Visty & Meyland Remix)
23. Children of the Ghetto – The Real ThingEndFragment

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Episode 128: Nicky & Liam’s Summer of Susumu

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As you can tell from the title, this mix has a been a long time coming! It was recorded over the summer by our friends Nick & Liam, two brother from a family of 6 boys, who live in Berlin. They are a Canadian-Italian dance-love hybrid. With 12 years between them (Nr.1&6) their tastes span the age gap, creating a sound that is truly fresh & brotherly. We’ve known Nick through our Michelberger family for years now and he introduced us to Liam soon after during a crazy night at Wilde Renate. They’re both creative and especially warm and their summery mix helps us through these cold, dark winter months with love and sunshine.

“This mix consists of tracks which are picked from various era’s, countries and sources. Recorded in the midst of the Berlin summer, the mix has a warm-tiger-and-panda-like energy. As this summer the beloved Susumu Yokota passed away, the mix is dedicated to his work and vast influence in today’s music.

Love & Respect to Eli the Bamboozle and Cnyce for showing us love and being MFSB!

Tracklist:
Susumu Yokota – Saku
Remi Mazet – For your Love
Metro Area – Proton Candy
Muddyloops – Sentimental (Joe Black Remix)
Patrice Bäumel – In the Woods
Manuel Tur – I’m Alive (Ugly Drums Remix)
Rheinzand – The First Time
Issa Bagayogo – Poye (Tal M. Klein Remix)
The Jaffers – Somethin’ Changin’ feat. Jayhem (Llorca BoogieBoogie Mix)
Sun Ra – My first trip to Egypt (Acapella)
Life on Planets – Fork in the Path (David Marston & Dan Izco Remix)
Francois K – Looking at the Stars
Susumu Yokota – Your Twinkling Eyes

Recorded at THE FACTORY in Berlin.
Mastered by SCISSORHANDS

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Episode 127: Bamboozle’s BBQ Jamz Volume 3

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Happy Holidaze everyone! Whatever it is that you celebrate, we hope that this live recording of Eli’s 45 set from our BBQ at TV Lounge, Detroit back in September will get you in that festive spirit…

“I think I really started playing 45s by accident. Sure I had some reggae riddims on 7” from back in the day, but it wasn’t something I was integrating into Soul Clap sets. Then there was a dope edit I picked up at Turntable Lab back in 2009 that I used to play at The Marcy during warmups. Soon after we started touring Europe and getting to check out amazing record shops like OYE, Phonica and Rush Hour. These shops all had sections dedicated to 45s and I started finding amazing new and re-issued funk that was only available on 7”. Labels like PPU and … became essential purchases, but I also started finding old favorites and weird stuff on 7”. I remember finding a bunch of amazing R&B and soft rock jams at Gramaphone in Chicago and playing a really awkward after party set of only 45s later that night.

“The thing about 45s is that they’re much harder to mix then 12”s. The centers are loose and records are light so you really can’t touch them to adjust the speed. Plus I was playing really eclectic music, so the BPMs didn’t usually match up. 7” mini-sets were great for opening or closing the party, but not when we had to keep it moving. So it wasn’t until our DJ Kicks tour in 2011 when we started playing all night sets, open to close, that 45s became a regular part of our performances. I closed many of those nights with 45s and did a special 7”s of Pleasure set on Beats In Space Radio that’s worth checking.

“Over the next 4 years I kept growing my 7” collection. 45s are a great way to bring a diverse range of records on the road with out breaking my back. I can throw a bag of a hundred 45s over my shoulder and drop a set of funk, disco, hip-hop and reggae on vinyl, which is way more fun than playing classics digitally. But, I still hadn’t figured out how to really hold down my mixes. Then JT Donaldson invited me to play his 45 party in Dallas in March and everything changed! JT and his crew were mixing 45s seamlessly! He showed me Butter Rug 45 slipmats and extra heavy center weights which made mixing 7”s feel just like 12”s. As soon as I got home ordered my own slipmats and weighs and set about BPMing my entire 45 collection, the way I used to have my 12”s when we played open format clubs in the 2000’s. Finally I could confidently play a 45 set and rock the party.

“So for Bamboozle’s BBQ Jam 3 I present a LIVE recording from a real BBQ! The Soul Clap and Paxahau BBQ at TV Lounge in Detroit back in September. Sure there are still some skips and a little sloppiness, but it’s all mixed and it’s as diverse as my previous BBQ Jams. So weather your chilly up north and need to warm up by the fire or heading for summer down south and firing up your grill, this mix is for you.”

Thanks for listening,
-Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap

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