House Of EFUNK Episode 1: Tony Humphries

The first House of EFUNK party in 2014 was one of the best days/nights/days of our short lives. We started the Saturday morning in New York City, drove upstate to Mystery Land, played an all vinyl set and then drove almost back to the city to the Westchester airport, where we met George Clinton and his crew and jumped on a private jet to Detroit. We rolled into TV Lounge for the party around 11am and warmed up until George was ready. Then he stepped on stage with us in the courtyard, the Detroit skyline behind us and he performed some of our favorite classic P-Funk jams while Eli DJed and Charlie sang backup. Our day finally ended at noon on Sunday, after Stacey Pullen’s life affirming 5 hour set in the alley.

House of EFUNK has quickly become and institution. Our second edition last year featured another crazy lineup of funk, house, disco and techno legends and innovators and this March we brought the party to the Electric Pickle in Miami for a WMC edition that featured New Jersey house legend Tony Humphries who blessed us with this incredible set that launches the House of EFUNK Podcast!

We’re back Saturday 5/28 with the 3rd House of EFUNK at TV Lounge, Detroit featuring a Biz Markie 45s set, Amp Fiddler Live, Maurice Fulton, Scott Grooves’ Overdubs, Mike Dunn, Norm Talley, Keith Worthy, No Regular Play Live, Benoit & Sergio Live and many more…

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Episode 133: The Interns present gravitational.WAVs

Here on the Adventures we always love to shine the light on young DJs with good taste, so when Colby (1/2 of The Interns) opened up our House of EFUNK party on Holy Ship with a gorgeous set of house, new disco and funk, we offered him a slot on right away.

“With Summer around the corner, the LA based DJ duo, The Interns, are looking forward to a slower pace and brighter days. After making the rounds at several West Coast festivals, including a two night stint at Coachella’s Silent Disco, The Interns are ready to kick back, relax, and enjoy the Southern California vibes they’ve come to know and love. To celebrate the impending solstice, they’ve compiled an all star roster of downtempo jams. You’ll find a well curated mix of house, disco, funk, and soul to help you drift away to a place where the breeze is always cool and the water is just a short walk away.”

T R A C K L I S T
Luvless – Castles In The Sky
HNNY – Cheer Up, My Brother (Original Mix)
Laid Back – Fly Away (Poolside Edit)
Atlas – Glow
Jungle – Drops
Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker – Daffodils (Original Mix)
Martin Hayes – Ol’ Funky Music
Rubber Band – Caoutchouc
Blood Orange – Uncle ACE (ad/jus/ted Remix)
Larse – City
Frank Booker – Cosmos
Jesse Futerman – Life Is a Gamble (Original Mix)
Session Victim – Make People Dance
Patryk Molinari – South Beach (Original Mix)
Michael The Lion – 909s And Herb feat. Sammy Bananas
Chaos In The CBD – Midnight in Peckham (Original Mix)
Catz ‘n Dogz – Good Touch (Feat. Egle? Sirvydyte?) (Catz ‘n Dogz vs. Phil Weeks Remix)
Bonobo – Cirrus

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Episode 131: Scott Grooves Overdubs Live

One of our favorite Detroit DJs, Scott Grooves recently formed a live group called Overdubs which features Hazmat on talkbox and Ian Finkelstein on keys. Here’s the recording of their first performance at our BBQ in The D this summer. For their second performance they’re bringing the jams to our House of EFUNK Miami this Sunday at The Pickle.

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Episode 130: Dre’s Ladies Mix

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.

Andrea works with a scholarship organization called Red Thread Foundation for Women so please go donate today.

Tracklist:
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

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Episode 88: DJ Kon, Boston Disco Don

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 info@soulclap.us.

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. 

Tracklist:
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)

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Episode 83: Craig Torrance In The Underworld


Lets just stop for a moment to marvel at the ginger-haired wonder that is Mr. Craig Torrance. A London based DJ and producer, not only is he just an all around sweet guy but he is one of our favorite Glaswegians. We’ve been meaning to podcast his mix for a while now, but it got lost in the shuffle (sorry Craig). So, as we venture into rarely charted dark/techy waters, we proudly present the latest episode of The Adventures of Soul Clap podcast: Craig Torrance In The Underworld

In his own words… “The story behind the mix is that a friend asked me to do a dark, moody, techy mix like one i did a few years back. It gave me a chance to put together some of my fave tracks of late with some of my fave of all time. And to also put on it some track thats i may not always get the chance to play when i DJ out in clubs (unless it’s a crazy afterparty). I ended up spending 3 months putting the tracklisting together and mixing it and am rather pleased with the results. I’d describe it as “Evil yet epic, sinister yet beautiful, harrowing yet hypnotic” if that makes any sense. Enjoy…”

Tracklist
2 Phat Cunts – Ride – Yoshitoshi Recordings
SECT – Thieve $krilla – Endless Flight
Jozif – Beats In Space – Fist or Finger
N/A feat. Rosina – Fables & Fairytales – Crosstown Rebels
Artist Unknown – Flöte – RAL1002
Adultnapper – Slowly – Poker Flat Recordings
Steve Bug – Ice N’ Fire – Poker Flat Recordings
Double Oh – The Muffin Tops – Get The Curse Music
Jamie Jones – Riskey – Freak n’ Chic
Ito & Star – Sudoko Kid – Leftroom
Kenny Larkin – Glob (Claude VonStroke remix) – Planet E
Hiem – She’s The One – Mathew Jonson’s Circles in Time remix) – Crosstown Rebels
The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me – Warp Records

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Episode 80: S.A.S Ice Cold Mix

You’ve probably all realized by now that we really love edits. Unfortunately, with the trend getting so popular, our ears have been bombarded with some pretty terrible renditions, both of songs that were already perfect and don’t need any editing, and of songs that are so bad they never needed to be reborn. Enter S.A.S, two guys from Birmingham (Adam Shelton & Subb-an) who caught our ear this year by making totally unique and totally party rocking edits of some of our favorite and forgotten jams from the past. We met Adam at our gig at Motion and he introduced himself by giving us a copy of Tashan’s “Chasin’ A Dream” LP, because we put one of the tracks on a podcast. Anyone who gives us a classic vinyl when we first met clearly knows his shit so we asked him to give us a podcast, and of course he delivered with a dope mix full of edits, samples and a wide range of jams that defines these boys sound. Git it!

tracklisting
1. marky star & the acid orchestra / dork-a-pella
2. romanthony & dj predator / funky flava
3. simon baker / get through
4. falty dl / all in the place
5. the dynamic duo / in the pocket ( hip house mix )
6. kimiesha holmes / love me true ( true love mix )
7. cloudmasterweed/ com’on’join’us ( drivetrain’s black tie mix )
8. coro / where are you tonight
9. bucci,pink elln / mavis 350 ( the mole – who is a pimp lapointe mix )
10. s.a.s / give it dub
11. samin & michael / out of sight
12. antwon faulkner / funky negro ( dj t 1000’s back to the old school remake )
13. anthony mansfield, nick chacona / burning sensations
14. s.a.s / you gotta think
15. hokus pokus / house it up
16. s.a.s / in the candy store
17. s.a.s / ghetto mother’s
18. s.a.s / straight off the bone
19. jimpster / love you better ( jesse rose mix )
20. paul johnson / hear the music

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Episode 76: Dijon’s Easy Listening

Hey planet earth, its Charlie taking over this post. I know our format is typically exclusive mixes for the Adventures of Soul Clap Podcast, but we had to make an exception for Dijon. Some of you might know I went to college out on the west coast, Pitzer College to be exact, in Claremont, California. There I met a HOST of characters doing the DJ thing in and around Los Angeles and throwing generator powered desert parties on most full moons aka Moontribe Parties. Thats where i first heard of Dijon, on my 18th birthday in the desert!

Dijon and I didn’t know each other that well, I was just a big fan. He had already graduated from neighboring school Pomona College but was still hanging around with the outlawed party fraternity/sorority (frasority?) called the Nappys. Another famous DJ you might know who used to hang with the Nappy’s is Dirtybird’s Christian Martin. Now I never joined those guys (final initiation involved taking a full balloon of NO2 and getting pushed down a staircase lined with mattresses!), but I sure did get crazy with those cats because they were full on raving! In fact, it was these parties and Moontribe that got Christian Martin to convince his then teenage brother Justin Martin, to leave their hometown in Connecticut and head west.

So, past spring Justin Martin came to Boston to play at our beloved Midweek Techno with our dear friend Heidi. The party was a smash and afterwards we’re hanging at Aldie St shooting the shit and talking about California and Dijon’s name popped up. Turns out he was massively influential to both of us and we found the man on Facebook. Thats how it happened!

Whew, that was a long story so lets talk music. This podcast is really special, its a rip of Dijon’s Easy Listening mixtape (yes a TAPE, two sided, remember?) from around 1997. I swear this tape was the ultimate after-rave, ride home soundtrack until I had to sell my car and no longer had a tape deck, wack. In my opinion it perfectly captures the early deep tech house sound that was coming from labels like Guidance, Svek, Swazak and Plastic City. It was also the first place i heard Black Science Orchestra’s – New Jersey Deep, which has since become a personal anthem. Easy Listening is seamlessly mixed and perfectly programed and has brought SO much joy and chill-out vibes to my life, I’m so happy to share with you!

Dijon’s is now finishing up graduate school in Geology in Rochester, New York. He is married with a new baby (congrats Jon!) and is really brilliant and talented dude! Check out his blog where you can follow his world travels, check out his ace photographs and listen to many more amazing mixes like this one!

Tracklist:
Tape Side A
higher intelligence agency – u.h.i. – beyond
elegia – from nowhere with love – f communications
fresh and low – interlude – diy
kevin yost – do you dream – guidance
obelix – whatever – offshoot
reflection – cube loop (morgan geist rmx) – clear
blak doktor – i believe so strong – moonshine
brommage – brommage dub – svek
impossible beings – tuesday morning milkman – shaft
radical chic – in da shadows – wax trax
fresh and low – no going back – westside
retrovibes – love is – faze action
black science orchestra – new jersey deep – junior boy’s own

Tape Side B
controlteam – pheel – controlteam
u2 – mlk – island
swayzak – burma heights – swayzak
jesper dahlback – the lonesome dub – svek
unknown – number 8 – phono
fresh and low – seven miles up – westside
calisto – need ur love – guidance
terry lee brown jr – here we go – plastic city
metamatics – repeater – clear
klarky cat – gumbo – toko
pilgrims of the mind – nothing can tear us apart – mofunk

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Episode 73: Catz n Dogz Do The Laundry

For the next edition of The Adventures Of Soul Clap we’re honored to welcome two astonishing Polish creatures, formerly known as 3 Channels and always known as the hosts with the mosts, ladies and gentlemen we present to you Catz n Dogz! While we’ve been fans of their music for years it wasn’t until we stayed with Voitek during our first journey to Berlin last summer, saw the boys mixing their classic blend of house and techno at Watergate and heard bits off their stunning new album (coming this summer on Mothership) that we realized that Poles could have so much soul. From baking us apple pie to helping with the laundry to booking us at their amazing disco dance party in their home town of Stettin (best pretty girl ratio anywhere?!), these guys have proven to be two of the best hosts around. Now with our Clapz II Dogz collaboration slated for October release on Glass Table Records (including the jamz: Can’t Stand the Rain and Dogz) we figured it was a great time to welcome these two spectacular pets on to the space-train for a little sunny magic to kick off your summer with the best vibes around.

Tracklist:
Ben Nevile – Where is Joe (minimono remix)
Hannah Holland – What you feel (james braun remix)
Till von Sein – Sister of Dissey
Rootz – Rootz 04
Tiger and woods – Come on down
Ante Perry – Im so
Zed bias – mighty dub
Jagged – Chicago
Jesse Rose – non stop
Moodyman – I can’t kick (Sensurreal edit)
Somore – I refuse (Phil weeks remix)
Lovebirds – My man (Kink remix)
Knee Deep – Nightwaves
Bang 03 – Bang 03
Unknown – Rock the Cashbah Boogie
Steve bug – The morning after
Chris Carrier – I’m in love today
Caribou – Found out
Daniel Wang – get up stand up
Moloko – sing it back (Herbert remix)
Still going – On And on

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