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.
Tracklist 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]
Up until last week I had played at Phoenix Wednesdays 3 times since we started our residency there and each time something went wrong with the recording. But I guess the 4th times the charm because the recorder finally worked and it sure was good timing because it was my first chance to play the closing set and I was already feeling Miami mode. Needless to say the recording came out dope and it’s the perfect pre-WMC podcast cause it’s all bouncy house and techno fo dat azz. See you in the sun…
Guido Schneider & Andre Galluzzi – Albertino [Cadenza]
Soul Clap – Angry On Tuesday [Istmo Music]
Shlomi Aber – Sekur [Be As One]
Steve Mac & Mark Brown – Bells Of Brighton (2000 and One Remix) [C2 Records]
Luke Solomon – Space Invaders (Andomat 3000 Remix) [Rekids]
Soul Clap – die Ente [AirDrop Records]
Tanner Ross – 27 Holton (Unreleased Mix) [Freerange Records]
Luca Ferrari – Deep 666 (Lars Wickinger Remix) [Logical Music]
Ron Carroll – Walking Down The Street (The N… Song)
Ricardo Villalobos – Enfants (Chants) [Sei Es Drum]
Soul Clap – The Giraffe [AirDrop Records]
Andomat 3000 – BND2 [Four:Twenty Recs.]
Poxymusic – War Paint (Claude VonStroke Remix) [Hussle Recs.]
DJinxx & XPansul – Spanish Kebab [Ovum Recs.]
The Juan Maclean – Happy House [DFA]
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we love techno, and lately techno has been loving us right back at our weekly residency at Phoenix Wednesdays. Cnyce’s live mix from the night on podcast Episode 25 should give you an idea of the new territories we’ve been charting over there. This week at Phx Wdnsds is extra special though, because we have a major guest DJ in celebration of the birthday of the night’s top techno dogfather, Senhor Pat Fontes. I’m talking about Adultnapper and if you don’t know about this NYC based, but internationally influential techno producer you can read our interview over at the Midweek Techno Blog, check the live mix below and come witness the insanity on Wednesday.
In other very important warm you up in the wintertime news, we are excited to announce SEVEN (that’s right, count ’em 7) Saturday dates for Dancing On The Charles’ Summer 2008 Lineup. If you’ve never heard about DOTC or somehow don’t remember what happened last summer you can get all the ’08 info here and relive ’07 here. See you on the river/dancefloor.
Merry Xmas! We hope Santa brought you just what you wanted. What did we wake up to find under our Hanukkah bush? A brand spankin’ new podcast from our homie Tanner Ross. If you’re not familiar with Boston’s golden child of electronic music production you can catch up on what we’ve written on him here and here. But if you’re too lazy for that, here’s a brief explanation of why we talk about T. Ross all the time. First, dude started doing his thing with fellow Jerseyer Killowatts (who has an insane xmas song on his myspace). Then he started, producing with Matty D. as The Bald & The Beautiful. Next, he caught the attention of none other than Claude VonStroke who signed him on to do a remix of “Who’s Afraid Of Detroit“. Tanner flipped it serious on a 12” that also included mixes by Audion and Kevin Saunderson and the rest is history. Now he has bigbig tunes like “Facemelt” & “Krueger Fingers” (with Kilowatts) on VonStroke’s Dirtybird and “The Curse” (as Voodeux) on Mothership as well as a remix of Blaze’s classic “Lovelee Dae” that dropped on OM and a genre bending broken beat mix of Jahcoozi‘s “Double Barrel Name” (by The Bald & The Beautiful). And the best is obviously yet to come, with a soon forthcoming EP on longtime house staple/stable Freerange and almost daily announcements of pending megadeals shouted from his room on Aldie Street (also home to Cnyce & Sergio Santos, what a house house).
You can buy Tanner’s latest release “The Curse” here. And for you digital onlys here’s Tanner on Beatport.
1. Audion – Freds Bells
2. Alex Smoke – Rotwag
3. Guillaume and the Coutu Dumonts – Mederico
4. Trentemoller – Kink
5. Martin Buttrich – Hunted
6. 3 Channels – Getting Kinda Hectic
7. Shlomi Aber – Sekur
8. Roman Flugel presents Soylent Green – La Forza Del Destino (Radio Slave Remix)
9. Marshall Jefferson & Nooseheads – Mushrooms (Justin Martin Mix)
10. Lusine – The Stop (Robag Wruhme Remix)
11. Samuel L Session – Smoke Stack
12. Todd Bodine – The Secret Edge
13. Voodeux – The Curse
The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 23
Tanner Ross’ Tales From The Darkside SUBSCRIBE | DOWNLOAD
While the year’s not quite over and you can expect a couple more posts and podcasts before all is said and done, right now seems as good a time as any to look back on the year that was 2007.It was a big year for us and we hope you were there to share some of the memories, but in case you missed out or forgot, here’s how it went in the first (almost) year of the Soul Clap blog:
With the summer in full swing, August was a slow month on the blog, but we still held it down with 2 great podcasts from Paulo and Sergio and 2 DaftPunk related ROOTS&FUTUREs, oh yeah and don’t forget D.O.T.C.3.
We met Aaron from Dae Recordings for the first time on one of his killer WMC boat cruises a few years back. When I say these parties were off the charts I mean it, three floors of music, top shelf open bar, the whole nine. At the time Aaron lived in Philly, had just started his label and was releasing and playing dope funky, bumpy, house jackers. Fast forward to now and our man has relocating to the house mecca Chi-town and has refocused his sound around deep soulfulness, while maintaining his signature funk and for Episode 22 he has blessed us with a mix of pure house bliss PLUS a super exclusive interview and charts to match. From the future soul of the opening track to the classic amazingness of alltime Soulclap favs Hallelujah and The Pressure we’re sure you’ll love this one as much as we do!
01. Amp Fiddler – Ridin’ (Carl Craig 12″ Edit) – Genuine Records
02. Jersey Street – Born Again – (Vocal Mix) – Glasgow Underground
03. Matthias Heilbronn – Brown James (Matty’s Soulflower Mix) – King Street
04. Freedom Soundz – Say Yeah (Sat & Lite Remix) – White Label
05. Kerri “Kaoz 6:23” Chandler – Hallelujah (Kaoz Club Mix) – King Street
06. VMC – To The Rock (Spiritually Sound Dub) – Hustle Music
07. Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure (U.B.P. Classic Club Mix) – AM:PM
08. Ann Nesby – Can I Get A Witness (Mousse T’s Garage Mix) – Perspective
09. Deep Swing Pres. Xavior – Shelter (Louis Benedetti’s Dub) – Soulshine
10. Masters At Work Feat. India – Backfired (Joey Negro Dubfired) – suSU
11. David Morales & Albert Cabrerra present Moca (Feat. Deanna) – Higher (Dub Mix) – Azuli
12. Beatconductor – Give It Up (Extended) – Nitevibes The accapella entitled: Steven Mestre & Wilson Santos Presents Judgements & Misconceptions which appears on Defected Accapellas Volume 2 Preachers was used throughout this mix. Mastering of this mix was done by Marcus Aurelius.
Where you from?
I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL but grew up in Brooklyn, NY.
Where you at?
I am currently residing in Chicago after doing a long stint in Philly.
2 truths and a lie
I love animals. I like to eat ice cream just about every day. Pimpin’ ain’t easy.
What music are you into/producer/spin/release?
Right now, I guess I would classify what I’m into as Deep House with a decent amount of vocals to it. It’s soulful but not sleepy and has some funk to it. It’s funny because I used to dislike this kind of sound! I was more into the funky jackin’ stuff that I usually put out on Dae Recordings. This is really why I’m launching my new sub-label: Dae Deep. It’ll give me an opportunity to put out a sound that I’m really into these days. It’s where my heart & soul are! As far as producers go, I’m pretty keen on people like Joey Negro, Masters At Work, Phil Asher, Restless Soul, Fanatix, Ralf Gum, Jon Cutler, Spen & Karizma, Simon Gray, Richard Earnshaw, The Jinks, Liquid People, Reel People, Knee Deep, Fudge, The Sole Channel guys (Mr. V, Alix Alvarez, Will “Reelsoul” Rodriguez), Bobby & Steve, and Copyright. I also play a mixture of stuff from the whole crew of Nottingham guys: Schmoov! (who runs and owns Winding Road Records), Crazy P, Hot Toddy, Ron Basejam, Office Gossip, and Rhythm Plate. They have a real distinct sound that I feel is really all their own. I have been into that kind of spacey / disco-ish / funk / house sound for a bit now and actually just released an EP (Flash It Out) from Schmoov! on my Dae Recordings imprint.
What was the first records you ever bought?
Well, early on when I was first starting to play records in the mid 90’s I was really into Funky Breakbeats and I primarily liked the stuff coming out of Florida. I think the first record I ever bought was called Beats-A-Rockin by DJ Icee on Zone Records. I still actually have it! It was an easy record to learn how to beat match with. I also picked up some Bassbin Twins stuff around the same time.
Your most treasured record?
Hmmmmmm. . .I love so many of my records, but I only have doubles of one and it never ever leaves my bag. I guess that would constitute my most treasured record! It’s called Shelter and is by Deep Swing Pres. Xavior (Soulshine Records). However, the Louis Benedetti (one of my all time favorite producers & owner of Soulshine) Dub didn’t appear on the original version of the record nor did it appear on a repress they did with a different track on the B side. People often say I have that, but I don’t have that version. I guess with the whole digital wave though, no record can be that treasured anymore!
What was the first rave/club/party you went too?
Amazingly, I remember this just like it was yesterday. Many moons ago in NYC, I was very big into rollerblading/skateboarding and just so happened to meet another skater by the name of Ani (from Dee-Lite). He told me how he was a DJ and plays at these “rave” parties. I had never been to one and he kept informing and keeping me up to date on his gigs one of which was at this party called The Living Room (3rd St. between Ave. B & C – shit’s engrained in my mind). Around the same time, my Brooklyn Russian skate buddies told me about this “rave” called Maskarave that they had gone to and the way they described it was fucking nuts! I had to go! So, I convinced one of the skater guys to take me there and I had this elaborate scheme to tell my parents about me sleeping over there and us working on editing some skate video stuff. Everything was a GO and all set up until I got to my buddies house and he said “sorry man I can’t go tonight because my parents are home”. I was about crushed as I had been anticipating this moment for weeks! I begged, pleaded, guilted, and eventually hatched another scheme to get us out without him getting in trouble. It basically consisted of a tall tale about how another skate buddy had “run away” from home and his mother called us asking for help finding him etc etc. He took the preverbal bait and we were on our way to my first “rave” – The Living Room! We got there and I remember there being no sound bleeding through to the street and just a building with a bunch of metal roll down gates. Apparently, there was “knock on the second gate three times” system and out came a burly security guard who then let us into an alley where we waited to get searched. We then entered through another set of doors into an area with a ticket booth and none other than DJ Db working the counter. I walked up to the window and he said “oh sorry man no shorts”. I couldn’t believe I had made it all this way to be turned away because of my baggy Planet Earth skate shorts. I said to Db “please man you don’t know what I went through to get here” and he replied “ok well maybe if you pull them down a little bit so they look more like pants”. I quickly agreed and began to adjust them when he exclaimed “APRIL FOOLS! get on in there”. I think I laughed, gave him a couple choice words and was on my way in through yet another set of doors. Once inside the “main room” I was dazzled by the strobe light/blaring music sensory mindfuck! It was all over then as I said ” I don’t know how on earth I’m going to get here next week, but I WILL BE HERE” and the rest is one for the “rave” history books! Here I am about 12-15 years for later still involved with electronic music. CRAZY!!!!!
Most embarrassing rave movement?
Ha Ha! Must I pick one of the many? I guess I would have to say the most embarresing moment took place while living in Orlando, FL. I was super “candy raved” out back then. I mean bleach blonde hair, platform shoes, book-bag, glow stars on my face, and the whole shebang! Anyways, I was going to be moving back to NYC and was attending one final huge rave in Orlando. I was so amped up and was insistent on taking all these great pictures to take back and show everyone in New York. I had my camera all set and ready to GO! This girl I was dating at the time and myself made one stop before the party to hang with some other friends. Everything was great and there was plenty of excitement in the air as we prepared to roll out to the “rave” (Energy 2 @ The Edge). I was actually underage at the time so we had to sneak in through the back. The plan was successful and we were in! The party was packed and the music was pumpin’. One small problem, I forgot the damn camera. Now mind you, there was and maybe still is a twelve o’clock curfew in downtown Orlando for all kids under eighteen years of age. I had already gotten caught once and got away with a warning. So me being so insistent on taking these damn pictures decided we had to leave, go back to our friends house, get the camera, and come back. Sounded good at the time right? Wrong! We came out of the club and there were police all over. As we made our way towards the car, I noticed a large group of “ravers” along a wall and a policemen on the other side of the sidewalk. They had all been stopped, detained, and awaited transport to the police station. We just tried to “be cool” and walk right by which almost worked. However, some girl that I knew was one of the kids up against the wall and shouted out “Hey Aaron” and it was all over. The cop started yelling “Hey you two come over here. I need to see some ID”. We tried to keep walking, but he wasn’t having it. . Once he stopped us, I tried to explain that I “left my ID in the car” and that we had been in the club already. I even showed him the re-entry wrist band that we got on the way out and informed him that the door guy could vouch for us. No dice! So up against the wall we went and then into a cruiser headed for the station. We ended up in some sort of late night court and I waited for my name to be called. Sure enough, my prior run-in with the curfew had come back to haunt me! I sat there all decked out in the holy grail of “candy rave” getups and watched as each and everyone got a warning for their 1st offense. Eventually, I was left there with glow stars on my face sitting next to some people who had committed some real crimes. Off to jail I went and the whole nine (photo, fingerprints, etc) was given to me. My Dad had to come pick me up and didn’t do so till the following morning. Now that was an embarrassing moment for the “rave” history books!
What was the best place you ever played?
I would really have to say at Sundae in Philadelphia. It’s the party that was started by Lee Jones, Dj Dirty (1/2 of the Housing Project) and myself (other 1/2 of the Housing Project). I’ve played a decent amount of places stateside and beyond, but there is just something about the vibe at this event. It’s so damn thick! I’m actually in Philadelphia right now as I’m playing the party this Sunday.
What was the wierdest place you ever played?
I would have to say Pittsburgh, PA. It could also double as the worst place I ever played. I think this place was a coffee house or something where that had shows so underage kids could attend. Something was just plain bizarre about it and it was a pretty empty gig. I think it was one of those surreal moments where you ask yourself “why on earth am I here”.
Proudest musical accomplishment
I would say that I’m most proud of 2 things.
One is an event I did two years in a row called Floatin’ which took place in South Beach Miami on a huge 3 level luxury yacht. It was the biggest scale event I have ever coordinated. The total cost for the yacht rental including top-shelf open bar for 4hrs for 400 people was $30,000.00. It was really daunting and had so many more variables and room for error than a normal size event. I was a bit nervous about it all, but I put my mind to it and made it a success both years. Some of the people on the bill were: Questlove (from the Roots), J-Boogie, Andy Caldwell, Onionz, MFR, SS & Shy Fx, Grooverider, and Fabio.
The second thing I’m most proud of is my label: Dae Recordings. It really weirds me out when people from all over the globe tell me that they know and really like the label. I’m just glad to still be around after watching so many labels fall by the wayside. We are about to put out our nineteenth release (Johnny Fiasco & Joshua Heath – Half & Half EP).
Vinyl or digital?
Well, up until recently I was very much all vinyl. However, the rapidly rising cost of vinyl and the lack of vinyl release availability from the labels I like (some of them are not even doing vinyl anymore – ex. MN2S) is turning me into a Digital guy. I wish it wasn’t that way, but. . .
A. I can’t get the music I want on vinyl.
B. I can pay $65.00 and get 6 pieces of vinyl (if that) or get 25-30 tracks digitally.
C. I can and will be getting Serato where I can have the best of both worlds (playing digital tracks in a vinly format)
YOU DO THE MATH!
Once again we escape to the stratosphere. A new ionesphere of funk is here. Make sure to reserve your seat on the mothership today, because you don’t want to be sucked out of the airlock. Cause that sucks, haven’t you seen the movies? You float away forever and that’s a total bumout.
If you care at all about blogs about electronic music then you probably already know about Little White Earbuds. Apart from posting mp3s, reviews and charts of great music since 2005, Stevie Buds also features some of the weirdest pictures you’ve ever seen at the top of his posts and he also has the dream job of reviewing and interviewing for RA so you know he has some serious exclus. For T.A.O.S.C. 21 we have the honor of welcoming the Mister Buds himself for a super special guest mix, but before that I caught up with him while he was taking a break from filling your brain with insanity.
Why did you start it, why do you do it?
I started LWE to cure the boredom of spending winter break in the suburbs of Chicago. I continue to publish because I love sharing music with people as well as spreading a bit more awareness of artists/labels/tunes. Talking with readers who have rushed out to buy a release I’ve featured is a fantastic feeling. Yay capitalism!
Chicago is a wonderful place. Despite the fact that dance music has a much smaller following than it did when, well, a lot of modern dance music was first created here, we still see a number of the better DJs/producers rolling through. We also have the best damn pizza, for real. So if you’re looking for cheap rent and don’t mind a totally corrupt city gov’t, rising taxes, and one of the worst managed public transit systems in the nation, look up your boy in the Chi.
If you were a techno which would you be?
I would be a cross between ambient techno and dub techno. Big, dubby chords over static rhythms and lots of colorful melodies.
Where do you get all those fresh pics?
Initially I would search Google for images matching my posts’ subjects, but now I just collect pictures I find in my Internet travels. Perhaps the best (and most NSFW) place would be pockyway.com, which is a continuation of the fabled Space Ghetto LiveJournal community. Sounds nerdy (and it is), but I’ve seen some of the coolest pictures in my whole life there. You just have to sort through pages of tits to find it.
The Youngsters, “Third Knife” [20:20 Vision]
Naughty, “World Of a Woman” [Moodmusic]
Carsten Jost, “Love” [Dial]
Redshape, “Pink Dust” [Styrax Leaves]
False, “Face the Rain” [M_nus]
Osborne, “Outta Sight” [Spectral Sound]
Arto Mwambe, “Noh Ngamebo” [Brontosaurus]
Jesse Rose & Rob Mello, “Do You Wanna” [Front Room Recordings]
Prosumer & Murat Tepeli, “What Makes You Go For It” [Ostgut TontrÃƒÂ¤ger]
Chelonis R. Jones & Marc Romboy, “Helen Cornell” (Stefan Goldmann Macro Version) [Systematic]
Kissogram, “My Friend Is A Seahorse” (James Priestley & Dan Berkson’s ‘Bariz E Syntho’ Remix) [defDrive]
Siobhan Donaghy, “Don’t Give It Up” (Carl Craig Dub Remix) [Parlophone]
The Adventures of Soul Clap Podcast
Episode 21: Little White Guestcast w/ Stevie Buds SUBSCRIBE | DOWNLOAD
Those of you that know us already, already know, but most of you probably had no idea about the inside Soulclap! scoop you are about to be let in on. Thats right, if you didnt guess already, both Cnyce and your’s truly, the Heaviest E, are members of the tribe, aka big freakin jews (I mean our last names are Levine and Goldstein)! And now we finally have the chance to let you into our world for a very special 20th Episode celebration: a mix of all music by Israeli producers. Why did we do it? Well, for the last year Israeli producers have been getting some serious run on some serious labels. Led by the late bloomer himself, Guy Gerbers recent album on Cocoon and Shlomi Abers just dropped long player on Renaissance (a former lame label that has actually been putting out goodness recently), the new generation of Israeli techno/tech-house now even have their own imprints like Be As One and Supplement Facts well under way. So when we were asked to do an interview for Shebrew Magazine we knew just what to do, give our lovely Jewish ladies (and all you people too thanks to association) just what they were waiting for: TECHNO. So one last time for the slow ones, all the tracks on this mix are by or remixed by Israelis (look it up on discogs if you dont believe us) and MAZEL-TOV!
1. Soulclap! Slach-Nu Intro
2. Chaim – Dana (Guy Gerber Mix)
3. Zidan Style, Chaim and K300 – Bedolff (Guy Gerber Remix)
4. Shlomi Aber ft. Lemon – Moods (Gel Abril Deep Involved Mix)
5. Guy Gerber and Chaim – Beaches
6. Gel Abril – Very Wrong (Chaim Remix)
7. Guy Gerber – Shayn
8. Thugfucker – Blatant Promotion (Guy Gerber and Hadas Reshuffle Mix)
9. Paul Nazca – Legende (Guy Gerber and Chaim Remix)
10. Shlomi Aber – Freakside (Gel Abril Acid Rework)
11. Shlomi Aber – Freakside (Original Mix)
12. Itamar Sagi – Dreams Theater
13. Guy Gerber – Belly Dancing
14. Itamar Sagi, Gel Abril – Weird BAO
15. Chaim – Cosa Nostra
16. REshuffle – Paparatzi
17. Chaim – Genesis
18. Shlomi Aber – Tel Aviv Garden (Shlomi Twisted Dub)
19. Gel Abril and Itamar Sagi – Sparta
20. Guy J – Agent Blue
21. Guy Gerber – The Pilgrim
22. Ubu – Pixels (Guy Gerber Late Check Out Remix)
23. Chaim – Carolin
24. Guy Gerber and Shlomi Aber – After Love
25. Gamma Rox – Mystical
The Adventures of Soul Clap Podcast
Episode 20: Tel Aviv Limited – The All Israeli Mix SUBSCRIBE | DOWNLOAD
If you’ve never heard J-Boogie rock before, take a close listen. He is one of these DJ rarities that possess the ability to bridge the gap between genres narrowing a musical spectrum into a condensed laser beam of dopeness that causes an undeniable shaking effect in the booties of all young ladies on the dance floor. Its like how sharks smell blood in water, they just go crazy… Now, for those of you that joined us in this most intimate of performances last April at the Goodlife, you’ll remember we werent exactly sold out, eerrp, however, what a friggin night! Boogs had the place going off till well past closing… Live it again people, live it and be about it!