We, Soul Clap, cannot wait to flex our funkiness with our beloved London family at XOYO this June. We realize the significance of being invited to participate in this special residency and pledge to do our damnedest to represent as both curators, hosts and entertainers on the wheels of steel. See you on the dancefloor.
We cannot wait to flex our funkiness with our beloved London family at XOYO this June. We realize the significance of being invited to participate in this special series and pledge to do our damnedest to represent as both curators, hosts and entertainers on the wheels of steel. See you on the dancefloor, full details: bit.ly/SoulClap-SummerSeries
Last week in London we shook things up on Rinse.FM and played a bunch of album cuts with songs that directly influenced them. We also talked too much so you can beam up to the mothership and get hip to our funky feelings.
Soul Clap – Future 4 Love ft. Billy Bass Nelson & Nick Monaco
Digable Planets – Where I’m From
Eddie Hazel – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Island Life – Pussy
Soul Clap – Shine ft. Nona Hendryx
M – Transformation
Maze – Twilight
Goldie – A Sense Of Rage (Sensual VIP Mix)
Soul Clap – Timespent ft. Phil Celeste
Lou 2 – Freaky (The Zanzibar Mix)
G.O.D. Limited – One
Life On Planets – Fork In The Path
Soul Clap – F Sorrow
S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right)
Lonely C & Baby Prince – Remember Those Days
Soul Clap – Funk Bomb
Soul Clap, No Regular Play & John Camp – Weekend At Barnies
Midnight Magic – I Gotta Feeling
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!!!