Episode 127: Bamboozle’s BBQ Jamz Volume 3

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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Episode 123: Till Von Sein’s Precious Podcast

Till Von Sein is one of our favorite Germans. We’ve been friends since 2008 when we brought him to Boston and he’s helped us along ever since our first euro tour in 2009. It’s hard to believe it’s 5 years since our first podcast from Till, but here we are. Till is celebrating the release of his second album, Precious. I asked him to describe the album and he said: “So the idea was to do an album in the way we grew up with the classic LP format. 45 minutes and i wanted it to be like a soul album, in our world though slow jams,floor jams, and everything in between. Timeless soulful music for the car, the sofa and a mature dancefloor.” It’s dope you should go get it!

For the mix he went super deep and soulful and funky. His dream if he were ever asked to do a mix for the classic radio station, KDAY in LA. Perfect for summer vibing.

Tracklist
Silk Rhodes.The System
Kalimist.VSOP
Curtis Hairston.Dreamer
Brick.Dazz
Phony PpL.End of the niGht
The Gap Band.Disrespect
Above the Law.Why must i feel like date
Jade.Dont Walk away
LL Cool J. Around the way girl
Lilo Thomas.You´re a good girl
Wadz.Attack
Jodeci.Room 454
Comptons Most Wanted.U´s a bitch
Scarface.Now i feel ya
Curtis Mayfield.Hard Times
Grand Puba. A little of this
D´Angelo. Back to the future ( Part1)
BJ The Chicago Kid.Sex x Money x Sneakers
Prince. Breakfast can wait
DJ Quik. Pitch in on a Party
SOS Band. No one´s gonna love you
Sade.Mermaid

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Episode 120: Mo’funk

We love DJs that hustle to make a living. The unsung heroes who don’t get flown all over the world and share their music… YET. Back in Boston, that DJ was us. You’ve probably heard our stories about playing in shopping malls, department stores and local clubs, anything to pay the bills. If it weren’t for DJs who really care about music taking on these gigs, we’d be left listening to top 40 garbage at every turn.

Luckily for us there’s still DJs like Mo’funk holding it down. Mo is one Sydney’s most respected and eclectic talents. He was even the opening DJ on Jazzy Jeff’s Australia tour. But Mo’s experience goes beyond just his native Australia. He’s held down a summer residency at Ibiza’s original club, Pacha, for years and gained valuable experience. We even rocked a b2b hip-hop and funk set at our Misty Pool Party last summer on the island. His style spans genres and decades, but you can always count on Mo to bring that FUNK!

In his words:
“This mix is full of that summertime feel good music, made with love. Everything in my trademark style on this mix from hip-hop, to disco, funk and house cuts in this 80 minute Crew Love jam. Ibiza 2015 get ready!”

TRACKLIST:
Soul Clap intro
Dayne Jordan – Fellow
Slum Village ft. Kurupt – Itz Your World
Rick James – Mary Jane
Joe – Mary Jane
Masta Ace – Eastbound
Kriss Kross – The Way of Rhyme
Showbiz & A.G – Soul Clap (instrumental)
Showbiz & A.G – Soul Clap
Jamie Lidell – Whats The Use
D’angelo – Sugah Daddy
Tuxedo – Number One
Mark Ronson – I Cant Lose ft. Keyone Starr
Freeez – Southern Freeez
Spiritual South – Everyday
Dr Packer – Lonely People
Cool Million – Dontcha Wanna Dance
Chris Malinchak – Stranger ft. Mikky Ekko
Dj Spen – Nobody
Dj Able & Hannah Khemoh – Aint Got Time (kekkotronics remix)
Detroit Swindle & Mayer Hawthorne – 64 Ways (Kerri Chandler remix)
Roberto Rodriguez – Ride With Me
Mr KS – Making Beats
Coeo – Native Riddim
Mergio – I Can Sing (2015 edit)
Funk Mediterraneo – Tonight is Party Time
Roter & Lewis – Get Out of My Life
Corduroy Mavericks – Break From the Norm
Mark Ronson – Heavy & Rolling ft. Andrew Wyatt

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Episode 90: Tanner Ross In The Shady Shores

Tanner Ross, Tanner Black, T-Rex, the list goes on and on, but nicknames only begin to describe our love affair with our favorite person to ever be born in New Jersey. So it’s hard to believe that the last time Mr. Ross graced the Adventures of Soul Clap was all the way back in December 2007, but it really has been almost 4 years since he turned out this deep, dark mix of techno and house jams. Just compare the tracklist of that mix with this one and it’s obvious how much has changed. Way back then we didn’t even have a record out, but Tanner already had a ton of releases under his belt and that was even before his Voodeux project blew up on Mothership Records. We basically spent the next 2 years trying to catch up and finally got on the level to work on music together in 2009, which became our S.E.C.T. project. The last year has seen us take our game to the next level, but as we’ve spread our wings, it’s always been important for us to bring our homies up too and we’ve been lucky enough do just that with Tanner as he signed to Wolf + Lamb and tours Europe with us on Geist Agency.

Now, the whole story comes full circle with a Tanner Ross & Soul Clap EP due out on Wolf + Lamb this month. It’s called the Shady Shores EP because we wrote or finished the music together during our retreat last winter in Miami Shores, which became known as Shady Shores for reasons that will go unmentioned 😉 While Tanner didn’t make this mix there, it’s a mix inspired by our time together in different places. From years in Boston, to sessions in Miami, to the last month of mayhem at the Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, this is music that we listen to when we’re just hanging out, playing ping-pong or J’n-Oh. It’s the soundtrack to life, love and family being together worked together by a DJ at the top of his game. Welcome to Tanner’s world…

Thanks Tanner! We love you 🙂

Tracklist:
Willie Hutch – Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme [ Foxy Brown: Music From The Original Soundtrack ]
Bluewave Edits – What My Last Girl Put Me Through [ Wolf + Lamb Black ]
Hype Williams – Your Girl Smells Chung When She Wears Dior
Slick Rick – Teenage Love [ The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick ]
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness
Fugees – Fu-Gee-La ( Sly & Robbie Mix )
Tonto Irie – It A Ring
Rampi , Miss Bee – Feel It Burn
Tiger & Woods – Curb Your Heart
Dam Funk – The Sky Is Ours [ Stones Throw ]
Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love [Dub]
Catz N Dogz – A Long Way [ Tanner Ross E-Funk mix ]
Prince – 17 Days

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Episode 84: E-Heavy’s Tribute To Nate Dogg

Is it cuz you like his gangsta walk? Is it cuz you like his gangsta talk? Whatever it be, the king of G-Funk has passed and we’ve lost one of hip-hop’s greatest voices. Known for his iconic, smoothed out gangsta hooks, Nate Dogg had an uncanny knack for making lyrics about ho’s, bitches, pimps, gangstaz, 40s (of St. Ides) and blunts sound like the most beautiful things in the world. He also delivered powerful messages about friends, family and love that touched all of us. Growing up in the 90’s it didn’t get much better than Nate Dogg choruses, so let’s pour some on the ground for the homie. Rest In Peace.

Tracklist:
Intro
G-Funk
Xxplosive
I Got Love
Dolla Dolla Bill
Regulate (Remix)
Lay Low
Time’s Up
Backdoor
She’s Strange
Wake Up
I Need A Light
One More Day
The Setup
Real Pimp
Gangsta Party
Gangsta Nation
The Next Episode
Nobody Does It Better
These Days
Another Summer
Friends
Be Thankful
Crazy
21 Questions
Oh No
Area Codes
Joysticc
All About U
Another Short Story
Gotta Find A Way
Ooh Wee
Ain’t No Fun
Where I Wanna Be
Real Soon

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Episode 75: G$ aka G-Moaney and Tracey Morgan in The New Black

If you’ve ever been sent a promo by Gadi Mizrahi from Wolf + Lamb you’ve probably noticed the (G$) after the filename. At first we were kind of confused but then he explained that he puts that there after he masters a track on the system at The Marcy and then we started calling it the G$ pump. Of course Gadi soon just became G$ and when he discovered a newfound love for hip-hop it seemed even more appropriate. It’s pretty surprising that a native Brooklynite only got into hip-hop later in life but there are lots of things about G$ that are surprising, like this mix, which randomly appeared in our inboxes the day we got to Berlin. Obviously we’re all massive 30 Rock fans, but it seems G$ loves Tracey Morgan so much that he made this mix, an hour long journey through deep and heavy hip-hop, trip-hop and of course Tracey Morgan. When he told us we could podcast it we pooped in the pool and we hope you’re just as excited by this totally unique creation from one of dance music’s true visionaries and of course one of our closest friends. So with out further ado…

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