Episode 28: Cnyce Deeps Midweek Techno

Although its not the fully functional Soulclap tag team, its still nice to have a few solo performances here and there. This is a set from a few weeks back at Wednesday’s @ Phoenix Landing when I opened up for our boy Pito representing Biatch Corp NYC. In time leading up to that set I had been hooked on all this seriously deep, drummy, headie, housey music, so this mix really reflects that.

Sasha – Park It In The Shade (Audion Deep Steepe Mix) [EmFire]
Minilogue Vs KAB – That’s A Nice Way to Give Me Feedback (Wighnomy Brothers Quintenzirkel Remix) [Audiobahn]
Kabale Und Lauhaus – Makake [Remote Area]
Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell – Last Date [Circus Company]
Anja Schneider – Mole [Mobilee]
V – Born Again (Instrumental) [Vega Records]
Dop – Foly (Robag Wruhme ‘B-Schnitte’ remix) [Milnormodern]
Holger Zilske – The Bees [Playhouse]
Daniel Mehlhart – Kontrastprogramm [Neuton]
Minimaril – Samba (Soulclap’s Nice’n’Ripe Rub) [Airdrop]
Innercity – Good Life (Mathew Jonson’s Acid Mix) [KMS]
Soulclap – Giraffe (Cates&dpL Longneck Tech) [Airdrop]
MyMy – Southbound [Ostgut Tontrager]
Mr G. – Sometimes I Cry (Radio Slave’s Panama Garage Mix) [Oproof]
Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell – Doctor of Romance [Circus Company]
Andomatt 3000 & Jan – Limburg Suenna Connection [9 Volt Germany]
Ricardo Villalobos – 808 The Basequeen (Queen Of Bass Mix) [Lo-Fi Stereo]



2/27/08 Craig Mitchell & Cnyce

One half of Soul Clap opens for Mr. Slanted Black himself, Craig Mitchell. Cnyce delivers the deepness and drums (listen for latest C2 remix of Francesco Tristano’s “The Melody” on InFine Music) while Craig Mitchell moves things to the Tribal side for a change of pace. You can learn more about Craig Mitchell here and here.

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Episode 25: Cnyce, Go Chuck Yourself!

Hey, if you’re wondering why you’re looking at a flashing animation of a scantily clad lady wearing a party hat (shout to Miss Jessy for that btw), it is because we are celebrating the 25th episode of the Adventures of Soul Clap Podcast. Wow, 25 episodes… not bad for our first year, thats 2 and 1/12th episodes per month! Looking back, we’ve proudly hosted some amazing guests and definitely had some awesome mixes of our own. So thanks to all who contributed and of course to our growing subscribers, its been an honor to share the web-waves with all of you. Anyways, here ya go, episode 25.

According to wikipedia, the word “Charlie” is a nickname for Charles, which is Germanic in origin and means “free-man”. The name Charlie may also refer to: The letter C in the NATO phonetic alphabet and FAA aviation phonetic letters, Charlie, short for “Victor Charlie”, or VC, military slang for the Viet Cong, Charlie class submarines of the Soviet Navy, Charlie (parrot), the name of a pet possibly owned by Winston Churchill, Charlie (band), a British rock band in the 1980s, “Charlie” (song), a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Charlie the Tuna, the cartoon mascot for StarKist Tuna, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a series of novels and films, and their main character, Charlie Bucket, Charlie’s Angels and the unseen boss, Charles “Charlie” Townsend, Charlie Dog, Chuck Jones’ late 1940s cartoon character, CharlieCard, a smart card used for electronic ticketing by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Charlie, a fragrance sold by Revlon, a cosmetics company, “Charlie X“, an episode of the original Star Trek series, Charlie, an album by the band Melt-Banana, The Charles S. Roberts Award, nicknamed Charlie in the wargaming hobby, “Charlie“, a 2004 episode of The Mighty Boosh, “The MTA Song” aka “Charlie on the MTA and of course, slang for cocaine.

Last Wednesday at Phoenix Landing, however, Charlie just so happened to be the first name of both DJs, Cnyce and Caseroc, who played together for the first ever “Go Chuck Yourself” party. The music that night was nasty, and Cnyce’s opening performance set a vibe we felt worthy of podcasting for you.

1. Brothers Vibe – The Difference (The Dif Mix)
2. Two Armadillos – Butterfly Bee (Andomat 3000 & Jan Iwanitz Remix)
3. Onur Ozer – Orion
4. Mountain People – Mountain 005.2
5. Ricardo Villalobos – Farenzer House
6. Modeste vs. Soulinterface – Stronger
7. Prosumer and Murat Tepeli Feat Elif Bicer – Turn Around (Cassysmoothmix)
8. Tim Ryan – Agnus Dei (Soul Clap Remix)
9. Kabale und Liebe & Daniel Sanchez – Mumbling Yeah (Marco Carola Kick Rmx)
10. Villalobos – Fizheuer Zieheuer Pt. 1
11. Dominik Eulberg – Lowenzahn-Luftwaffe
12. Layo & Bushwacka – Life2Live (Loco Dice Remix)
13. Craig Torrance & Philip Hochstrate – Two Face (Funk D’Void Remix)
14. Dole & Kom – Remind Me (Monoroom Remix)


The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 25: Cnyce, Go Chuck Yourself!

MWT Podcast 1/23/08: Caseroc & Cnyce

The bench in front of Phoenix Landing

If you checked the Chuck’s interview of Chuck a couple days back then you knew to expect future beats and old school party vibes last night. And if you were there then you got exactly what was expected and more. The original Phx Wdnsds resident brought the super housey dancefloor niceness that had everyone shaking around like crazy and now you can too when you download this podcast and play it on your soundsystem.

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Chucks Wearing Chucks, Go Chuck Yourself

Anyone out and about in Boston tonight consider this… 1 Stage, 2 Chucks, 4 hours of House and Techno bliss! Stop by Wednesdays @ Phoenix Landing where Soul Clap’s own Chuck Cnyce rocks out with Boston electronic music pioneer Chuck Caseroc. For those who dont know, Caseroc along with fellow resident Shannon Shalako started the original Wednesdays night party at Phoenix Landing in 1997.

Check out this interview where Chuck Caseroc tells all about the glory days and this chart where he gives us a peek at the tunes he’s rinsing this month.

The party starts tonight at 10p until 1a. Phoenix Landing is located at 512 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge. $5 to enter, Ladies are FREE until 12a.

Chuck on Chuck, Chuck this out!

On Wednesday, January 23rd 2008 a Cambridge first will take place at Wednesdays @ Phoenix Landing. Go Chuck Yourself! – 2 Chucks, 1 Stage, 4 Hours of House and Techno BLISS! If you dont get it, get this Charlie aka Chuck aka DJ Cnyce of Soul Clap will perform with Boston legend Chuck Caseroc. In anticipation of this monumentally dope and hilarious affair, we asked Chuck if he’d interview Chuck to find out exactly what makes him Chuck… er… tick!

Chuck – When/Why did you start DJing? Describe your sound…
Chuck – I started DJing around 1992. I had been going to The Loft with some friends and heard Nightcrawlers “Push The Feeling On”. I kind of became obsessed with that track and tracked it down at Boston Beat [closed], which had just moved to Boylston Street from East Boston. I started collecting House records and Break records around that time. I wanted to learn how to mix records together. I consider my sound to be House. I’ve always played House
and variants of it but the majority of stuff I played at the Phoenix [Landing] would be considered Chicago/West coast style. Even though I’ve always been into the techier stuff as well, I hesitate calling my sound Tech House because I hear a lot of Tech House that I don’t think is that good. I like a good deep mental atmosphere in my tech stuff not just some banging for the sake of banging shit, ya know?

Chuck – What was Boston like then? Where did you used to get your music?
Chuck – For me, Boston was insane back then. There were illegal break in warehouse party’s way down Massachusetts Ave, a bunch of club nights going on and of course the mega raves if you were able to travel out of the city. I was also meeting all these DJs that I heard and thought were amazing like DJ Overload, DJ Bruno, John Debo, Dale Charles and 333 & Mgee. I always thought it was cool that these guys took the time out to talk to me about music and some of them I became good friends with.

I got most of my music from used places like Looney Tunes, In Your Ear, Nuggets and Planet Records [all these stores are still open, perhaps Chuck is good luck!!!]. I would also go to Newbury Comics for the sale bin. I didn’t really have the loot for brand new records but I would be in Boston Beat and Beat Non-Stop [closed] all the time listening to new stuff and maybe buying a new track here and there.

Chuck – How did the original Phoenix Wednesdays first start?
Chuck – The first dance night at the Phoenix Landing was a night called “Sunday Service” with these Irish DJ’s Peter Bailey and Foxy John. This night was crazy. It was all these Irish ex-pats going absolutely apeshit to Techno and Trance. Shannon [Shalako] got a gig at that night, rocked it, and was invited by the owner Kevin Trainor to start a Wednesday. I was returning from an 8 month “vacation” in Denver and was asked by Shannon [Shalako] if I wanted to do the night with him. We had our first night in March of 1997.

Chuck – Who was responsible for making the party happen?
Chuck – Kevin Trainor, Peter Bailey, Foxy John, Shane, Dolores, Blake Courtney, Shannon [Shalako] and myself [Caseroc].

Chuck – What were some highlights (crazy nights, great guests etc…)?
Chuck – Every Wednesday was pretty fuckin crazy. Some highlights were:

• DJ Osheen playing a trance set
• DJ Hell and the International Deejay Gigolo tour with Acid Scout and Acid Maria.
• Steve Bug
• Dave Skye being brought in as the 3rd resident
• DJ Assault and the Detroit Grand Poobahs
• Funk D’Void
• L.A. Williams
• Pepe Braddock
• 5 year anniversary with Derrick Carter
• Garth
• Bernard Badie showing up and asking if he was in the right place
• Matthew Dear live

I’m actually going to ask Shannon [Shalako] to put up the list of past performers back up on the Redlight website there were so many I can’t remember them all.

Chuck – Best PHX Wednesday moment ever?
Chuck – One of the best phoenix moments to me was a New Years Eve, early on, when it fell on a Wednesday night. The place was rammed. It was definitely capacity. Shannon [Shalako]and I had a bagpipe player up on stage with us and when the clock struck 12 it was all over. The guy was blasting away on the bagpipes and we were rocking out. It was extremely intense.

Chuck – If you could have the career of any DJ who would it be? Why?
Chuck – I have spent an enormous amount of time and energy (and money) building my own career. I am finally at the point where I can balance working 50 hours a week at my day job and being able to still play gigs a couple times a month. It wasn’t easy, and I have a sacrificed a lot and am still in it. I wouldn’t want any other DJ’s career because i am proud of my own accomplishments. There was one point where Shannon [Shalako] and I had been at the Phoenix for 333 consecutive Wednesdays. I have also held residencies at Hibernia (now defunct), the Wonderbar, and now the Goodlife one Friday a month with Judea Stonez, and one friday a month with Scott Bliss.

-Besides raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, what are a few of your favorite things?
• My wife Sally
• My cats Tiger and Bella
• Designing flyers
• Painting
• Reading
• Learning a new computer program
• Snowstorms
• Anna’s Taquiera
• House of Siam
• The chicken fingers from AK’s by my house
• Beach days/lake days
• Cooking outside
• Travelling to new places
• Good friends
• My family

Chuck – All Chucks/Charlies have nicknames, growing up what was yours? What is the best thing about being a Chuck?
Chuck – My real name is William[WTF!!!!]. I was named Chuck by my Aunt Liz who passed when she was real young. People have called me Chuck from before I could even recognize my own name. I also was called B by my friends in the neighborhood in Malden where I grew up. I think the best thing about being a chuck is just straight raw potential… the world is ours!