Eli aka Bamboozle turns in a jungle mix for the Suol Records Radio Show… BRAAAAP!
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
Hello India! Check out these December dates where Bamboozle will be laying down the efunk in the far east–
December 5th – NH7 Weekender – Pune
December 6th – NH7 Weekender – Bangalore
December 11th – Kitty Su – New Delhi
December 19th – Magnetic Fields – Rajasthan
More info HERE!
Just in time for a laid back summer BBQ, Bamboozle AKA Eli cooks up a G-Funk mix for The Genevan Heathan & Arnaud D’s mixtape series… enjoy!
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The 10-volume G-FUNK ANTHOLOGY mixtape series celebrates the music genre known as G-Funk: classics, rarities and remixes from gangsta funk superstars, regional heroes and obscure geniuses. While it mainly (and logically) focuses on artists from Southern California, expect necessary nods to Mob Music from the Bay Area as well as mid-90s Down South & Midwest escapades.
Two podcasts in two weeks?! You’re probably pinching your self like, “am I dreaming”? No you are not. We had to keep the music coming, because in honor of one of the biggest BBQ weekends of the year in the good ol’ U.S.A. we’re bringing you the long awaited follow up to Bamboozle’s BBQ Jamz. Hard to believe it’s been almost two years since the first edition, but here we are, back again with that serious old school funk and soul plus an afro, latin, caribean twist all mixed together from 7″ vinyl. So get ready for the last weekend of summer and get grilling this Labor Day, no matter what country you’re from or in!
Elvis Presley – Crawfish
Charmaine Burnette – Am I The Same Girl
Analog Players Society – Coule’Ba
Starship Connection – We Can Go All Night
Garfield Fleming – Don’t Send Me Away
Ben E King – Supernatural
C.K. Mann – Funky Hilife
Setenta – Guapeta
The Revolution Of St. Vincent – The Little You Say
DeRobert & The Half-Truths – Stayin’ On Point
Ripple – I Don’t Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky
Aurra – Perfect Date
Bobby Darin – Minnie The Moocher
Zilla Mays – Calypso Blues
Shabba Ranks ft. Home T & Cocoa Tea – Pirate’s Anthem
Kan Sano – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Ouch, we sure have been slacking on posting podcasts this year, but we have a bunch of nice ones lined up for you, out loyal listeners, starting with this perfect summer vibe. It’s another mix curated by my wife, Andrea and mixed by me (Eli aka Bamboozle). You may remember her Rebirth Mix from last year. Well this one is much more fun. In fact, it’s a celebration of Andrea getting her masters degree earlier this summer! It’s full of funky goodness, with a heavy dose of Afro vibes and it’s the perfect way to start your day (or night). So leave your insecurities behind and get ready to shake your behind.
Circle City Band – Hello Stranger
Yasmin Hamdan – Deny (Holmes Price Remix)
Charles & Eddy – Would I Lie (Kurc & Monsieur M. Extended Baby Bounce Edit)
Shadow – Let’s Get Together (Whiskey Barons Rework)
Shaka Bundu – Shichangani
John Wizards – Iyongwe
Elements Of Live Interlude
Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Nooma’s Beatbroken Remix)
Thundercat – Oh Sheit It’s X
Mbiri Young Stars – Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe
Kalambya Boys – Kivelenge
The Bank – Lagos Tahoe (Leftside Wobble Remix)
Fela Kuti – Opposite People (Bosq Rework)
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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In preparation for our Soul Clap Records Lunch Party, Sunday December 9th @ The Electric Pickle, Eli aka Bamboozle put together this selection of some of his favorite BBQ jams he’s got on 45. Bamboozle said this about the mix: “45s are perfect for BBQs because you can just hang out and play cool music there’s no pressure to mix or play new tracks, just smooth out, hang out jams.”
The Soul Clap Records Lunch party BBQ kicks off at 5pm on Sunday, December 9th @ The Electric Pickle, Miami. Night Plane will be performing live and Nick Monaco & Soul Clap will provide the soundtrack.
Bill Thomas and the Fandells – Southern Fried Chicken (Pt. 1)
Dizzy Gillespie – Matrix
Dam Funk – I Like Your Big Azz (Girl)
M.C.P. – Windfall
BB&Q Band – Genie
Antoine Rocky-Horror – Sophia
The Pendeltons – Waiting On You
James Brown – King Heroin (Bamboozle’s 45 Edit)
Peter Tosh – A Little Melodica
Analog Players Society – I Can’t Wait
Third World – Now That We Found Love
WAR – Low Rider
Night Plane – Hearbeat (7″ Edit)
Hollie Cook – Body Beat ft. Horseman
Bill Thomas and the Fandells – Southern Fried Chicken (Pt. 2)
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 104: Bamboozle’s BBQ Jams Volume 1
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