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.
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
The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 130: Dre’s Ladies Mix SUBSCRIBE / DOWNLOAD
it’s an honor and a pleasure to present the first real band signed to Soul Clap Records… Brooklyn 9 piece Disco Ensemble Midnight Magic! you may remember them from they’re disco hits, “beam me up” and “drop me a line” and now we present to you their most electric music yet on their new “Vicious Love EP”… 5 tracks of cosmic dopiness, complete with Dimitri From Paris Remix! p.s. wait til you see them live…
This podcast sure has been a long time coming. Chances are if you’ve read our interviews you’ve seen us mention one of our greatest Boston mentors, DJ Kon. This is the guy who discovered us during our Next Generation Productions years when we, along with our old business partner Sammy Sokol used promote hip-hop and pop club nights in the Bean. Back then we had a Saturday night residency at a club called Aria along with Kon and it was there we became friends. He could tell we were serious about DJing but still had a lot to learn and we were very fortunate to become his students!
Kon, born Christian Taylor, is a living, breathing encyclopedia of all things disco. His gargantuan vinyl collection has earned him the title “King Of Digging” by BBE Records who put out a compilation under the same name along with fellow record collector Amir (BBE also signed a 5-album compilation series deal called On-Track). He also has managed to position himself in the middle of a group of anonymous mutli-track collectors known only as the “Super Friends” who posses digital versions of the original recording sessions of some of pop musics greatest artists such as Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Michael Jackson and on and on and on! This resource along with Kon’s endless knowledge of music has resulted him creating some of the most dance-floor friendly Re-Edits we’ve EVER heard. Now, most of the best ones are unreleased, but you can check out Kon’s Off-Track vinyl series and pickup some of these gems.
We’re really excited to finally have a mix from our Boston homie. He seriously has to be one of the most skilled technical DJ’s to ever walk this earth and you can hear it in his programming and mixing. Always keeping the flow of mood and even mixing songs in key! We want to thank Kon for all he’s done for us and hope you enjoy. Oh lastly, he’s currently looking for a new agent to handle his European/World bookings. If any agencies are interested, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s some words from the man himself:
“This mix was recorded live at Cult club in Moscow for their 10 yr anniversary party. This was my 2nd time rocking this venue and knew from the last time that it would be live. Its the only club in Moscow that has built its rep for DJs playing truly eclectic, free sets… not just house music all night long, but really everything and anything honest. From disco to boogie to jazz funk and latin… and the dancers go off ! I purposely didnt include any of my own edit/remixes. With that being said, I knew it would be summer time, my favorite time & warm sounds resonate with me most, but I also wanted to include a moody vibe as well and drop some house… a side of me that many seem not to know im into, so I close out the mix with a favorite tune of mine by my homie Eli Escobar …”Anniversary” (which is rumored to drop at the end of the summer) as well as a remix by Julio Bashmore ( a new fav producer of mine) and a few other house jams. Im loving the return to the 88-90 sound of house.. that Detroit touch, simple.. banging, party time…lets go.. dance floor shit. ”
BBRA – Dallas
Firefly – Love Is Gonna Be On Your Side (80s Edit)
Circle City – Magic
Matthew Dear – Little People
Ben E. King – Broadway (? Remix)
Logg – Dancing Into The Stars (Jon Morales Edit / Kon Live Edit)
Gene Chandler – Get Down
For Real People – Love Begins With You (Kon Live Edit)
Alexander Holland – Best Of Me (? Remix)
MCDE – Makin Love
Elektrons – Sunshine Love
Mystic Merlin – Just Can’t Give You Up (Gerald W Edit)
Eli Escobar – Anniversary
Classixx – Into The Valley (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up (Eli Escobar’s Unreleased Remix)
Butch – No Worries (Let No Man Put Us… Aquarius Edit)
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 88: DJ Kon, Boston Disco Don SUBSCRIBE
If you’ve been to London and you haven’t met Derren Smart, you’re clearly not at the right party. Or maybe you’re at the right party, but you’re slumped over unconscious in the corner. Or maybe you’re obnoxiously cliquey group of friends is keeping you from expanding and meeting cool people. Who knows, there are many reasons you may not know about Derren Smart, that is, until NOW!
We first met Derren last spring when he hosted London’s first Wolf + Lamb Experience at the Red Gallery in London. WHAT a night! The space was a large subterranean basement, tricked out with a large cursive neon sign that read “This Must Be The Place” in true Talking Heads fashion. We played, as did Gadi & Zev, No Regular Play and a special cameo by Deniz Kurtell. But throwing parties (which he’s done for years behind the scenes at the legendary T-Bar and other underground events) is only one of Derren’s talents. It’s really his incredible collection of classic Disco and his profound programing abilities which we’ve had the privilege to experience at a number of London parties and most fondly at after-the-after-the-after-parties!
So, we’ve been chasing Derren for a podcast for a while now and finally at the end of September, we got it! There had a big blowout at Fabric that night celebrating Charlie’s birthday. Room 3 completely booked with W+L artists (Thanks JUDYYYYY) with a Fabric first from Slow Hands and No Regular Play. Early in the morning found Charlie, Greg Paulus aka Mr Fantastic, Craig Richards and Dirty Derren himself going completely apeshit in one of the rooms at the Malmaison. With a laptop plugged into the rooms CD player, we celebrated one of the best mornings in ages losing ourselves in a musical battle for disco supremacy between Derren and Craig Richards! Finally when we’d had enough, this mix went on, the perfect podcast to share with you. Sorry for no track list, but there are certainly plenty of recognizable tunes on here. So without further ado… Derren Smart’s Dirty Disco!!!
So on our latest trip to Chicago we were lucky enough to get picked up at the airport in a cherry red ’61 Chevy Impala convertible (thanks Maryrose & Elena). It’s definitely the coolest car either of us have ever been in, but what’s a cool car without a cool soundtrack?! Luckily our girls were bumping a brand new live recording of our favorite Chi-Town mixmaster, Phil Stone. If you’ve been paying attention then you know that Phil Is Ill and once again he has absolutely blasted our minds. Apparently the story is that Phil recorded this mix on a cloudy after(party)noon and when the skys opened up everyone ran outside and started dancing in the rain. For us, this beautiful blend of laid back disco grooves is absolutely perfect for all your summertime needs, especially BBQs and beaches, but most importantly a sweaty summertime bedroom! Enjoy…
Almost forgot. Since Phil is so awesome he’s once again given us one of his masterful edits to give away for free to you so click here to download.
1. Dexter Wansel “The Sweetest Pain” (OOFT! Edit)
2. SOS Band “High Hopes” (Touchsoul Edit/OOFT! Rmx)
3. Cottam (Cottam 001)
4. Mark E “RnB Drunkie”
5. Janet Jackson “What Have U Done 4 Me Lately…”
6. Mr. Scruff feat. Danny Breaks “Get on down”
7. The Revenge “Music”
8. Toby Tobias “Macasu” (MCDE Rmx)
9. Mark E “One way your way”
10. The Revenge “Looking Up To You”
11. Mc Edits
12. Barry White “It’s Ecstasy When U Lay Down Next to Me..”
14. Prince and Sheila E. “Love Bizarre” (Edit)
15. Robert Palmer “Dirty Girty” (Edit)
16. Fatback Band “Backstrokin”
17. Grace Jones “Pull Up to The Bumper”
18. INOJ “I Want 2 B Your Lady Baby”
19. Bill Withers “Who is he” (Henrik Schwarz Edit)
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 74: Phil’s BBQ Mix aka Dancing In The Rain SUBSCRIBE
We’re back from a week off (but definitely not an off week) and special guest Brenden Wesley in beams up to the mothership for a special new disco set. Plus in honor of President Elect Barack Obama we keep it positive with old school soul, disco and funk!
Toney Lee – Reach Up (Kiss Mastermix Edit)
James “D-Train” Williams – Keep On (Kiss Mastermix Edit)
Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
Daniel Wang – Free Lovin’ (Housedream)
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #4
Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together (Shoes House Edit)
Fabrice – X-Slaves Who Changed The World
Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One (12″ Re-touch)
Risco Connection – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (Dub)
Pleasure – Glide
***Brendan Wesley In The Mix***
Sammy Barbot – Mexico (Lovefinger’s Barrio Edit)
DJ Raahan – Musik
Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O
Chaka Khan – Fate
Daniel Wang – Get Up, Get Up
Metro Area – Miura (Maelstrom Edit)
Runaway – Shadows
J.E.N. – Afro Maniac
Still Going – Still Going Theme
LNR – Work It To The Bone Earth People – Dance
Betty Botox – Back To The Piano Magic
Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots (Club Mix-Re-Edit By Mr. K)
First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Creatures Edit)
If you’re still sleeping on Trus’me, its time to wake up! The man has been called “The most interesting and promising producer in the [UK] right now” by BBC radio’s Giles Peterson and with a mind-blowing catalogue of music released on labels like Prime Numbers (his own), Stilove4music, Fat City and shortly on dance music major Defected, its no surprise why. Trus’me is an amalgam of disco, funk and deep house and in a time when electronic and techy sounds seem to set the trend, Trus’me’s music fills in a much needed soulful void. How soulful is Trus’me? How about an almost entirely analog production studio… CheckIt! Or how about rumored collaboration projects with Amp Fiddler, Kissy Asplund and Boston’s own King Of Digging, DJ Kon! Now thats SOUL!
We probably shout our dude Kon out way too much, but whatever, he’s a Boston don and he has a blog now that needs to be checked if you love disco dopeness. Just in time for the weekend he posted this mix he did awhile back. Here’s what he said about it.
“Heres another mix I did a while back, I brought a few of these on cd to Europe..sold some, gave some away. Joints from groups like, Visions of Tomorrow, Grandmaster Lover, Thunderbolt, Hi Fidelity, an exclusive mix of Family of Eves I wanna be loved by you..direct from the masters ! Check it out, plenty of treats on this one. The pic was from Bus Palladium in Paris, I didnt play any Disco (the Disco ball is in full e.f.f.e.c.t. tho!)…I ran alllloooot of hip hop that night, Amir played some funk but heads were not to open off that… As you can see from the pic I still turned it out.”