BONUUUUSSSSSS! Here’s a little something we recorded at our Midweek Techno residency in Boston a few months back. It was originally posted on the Hybridlife podcast to accompany our interview. Now we’re reposting for your lazy Sunday. Enjoy it 🙂
Tonight at our Midweek Techno residency at Phoenix Landing we welcome good friend and one of the main people responsible for New York City’s techno resurgence, Taimur from Blk|Market Membership. With his partner Fahad they throw parties on boats, at awesome spots in NYC, like Bar13 and Love, and also were responsible for the Cheap Sunglasses Afterhours at WMC and Temporary Tattos party at Detroit Techno Fest. He’s opened for everyone from Jamie Jones to Italoboyz to Martin Landsky to Craig Richards and has been pushing all our music. This Wednesday we have the honor of a headline slot from him at the Phonix, so come join us!
Taimur & Fahad opening for Craig Richards at Love NYC on 5/10/08
The Boyz are back in town! We know you probably missed ’em last September, but you just hit the jackpot cause we’ve got our current favorite DJs coming to town again, just for you (well it’s also for my birthday and also cause Boston needs to hear them now more than ever). Why do we love the Italoboyz so much you ask? Well first of all “[they] don’t play guitars!“, they’re even weirder than we are and their love of weird instruments has led to them creating some of the most interestingly crazy techno/house music of the last couple years, including last summer’s breakout hit “Viktor Casanova” on Mothership, the winter party monster “Zinga” on Get Physical and the brand new jacking, John Coltrane sampling “Bahia”, which is guaranteed to destroy any dancefloor (you can hear them all below). We also love Italoboyz because they play our music and also because of their amazingly fun partytime set at the Cheap Sunglasses Afterhours at this year’s WMC that you can listen to here. But I ramble on, It’s my birthday dammit, so all of Boston better be in attendance.
On Wednesday, April 23rd we celebrated the release of our first record with a blow out, check videos, at our weekly techno residency at Phoenix Landing in Cambridge. Huge thank you to all those who supported that night and earlier at the L.A.B., Allston listening party.
Biggest thank you to those who have purchased a copy of “The Giraffe”, vinyl has been flying off the shelf at records stores and online shops (like Downtown304, Juno, Phonica and Decks) and is almost sold out. Luckily we’ve saved some for sale in our new Soulclap Shop!
Lastly, shout out to On The Download who posted our Great White Hope III promo mix as last week’s “mp3 of the week”. Big up Wayne&Wax on the 451st linkthink. Great White Hope III is also available for preview on Play.FM
1. Bart Skills & Anton Pieete aka District One – One 2 One – 100% Pure
2. Piemont – Bastille – My Best Friend
3. Mark Henning – Dime Bar – Milnor Modern
4. Loco Dice – Tight Laces – Desolat
5. Armand & The Banana Spliffs – Zouk Zone (Creole Mix) – Cutting Traxx
6. Minimaril – Samba (Soulclap’s Nice ‘n’ Ripe Rub) – Airdrop
7. Johnny Fiasco – Cajual
8. Kadebostan – Ruff Dancer – Freude Am Tanzan
9. Phil Weeks – Check This Out – Robsoul
10. Robag Wruhme alz Rolf Oksen – Dopamine – Freude Am Tanzen
11. Marco Carola – Jackpot – Plus One
12. Soulclap – die Ente – Airdrop
13. Marcel Wave – 27 Holton (Serafin’s Back To New York Re-Interpretation) – Freerange
14. Italoboyz vs John Coltrane- Bahia (Party Swing) – Mothership
15. Pier Bucci – Hay Consuelo (3 Channels Catz For Dogs Remix) – Alphabet City
16. Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Afroacid Remix) – London Records
17. Soulclap – The Giraffe – Airdrop
18. George Thomson – Untitled – Aquarius
19. D’Julez – Just So U Know (2000 And One Remix) – Ovum
20. Paco Osuna – Transheet – Minus
21. Soulclap – A.O.T. (Nice ‘n’ Ripe Rub) – Itzamna
So, clearly a lot going on in the world of Soulclap! As you may already know, our first vinyl (The Giraffe b/w Franco Cinelli Remix) came out last month on AirDrop Records and we’re DOUBLE celebrating first with a listening party early at The LAB in Allston, and then at night with the official release party at our Midweek Techno residency at Phoenix Landing in Cambridge.
The listening party at LAB (113 Brighton Ave) is 7:30-9:30p. First 50 people to ask get a free copy of our Great White Hope vol. III mixtape, which features 15 tracks of Soul Clap originals and remixes!
The official record release at Wednesdays @ Phoenix Landing (512 Mass Ave) is from 10p-1a. We’ve got special guest DJ Die Young (Basstown) opening with a minimal set from 10-11:30 and then Soul Clap closing out. A lucky few might also get a copy the Great White Hope vol. III, MAYBE if they’re luck, REAL lucky…
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.
Anyone out and about in Boston tonight consider this… 1 Stage, 2 Chucks, 4 hours of House and Techno bliss! Stop by Wednesdays @ Phoenix Landing where Soul Clap’s own Chuck Cnyce rocks out with Boston electronic music pioneer Chuck Caseroc. For those who dont know, Caseroc along with fellow resident Shannon Shalako started the original Wednesdays night party at Phoenix Landing in 1997.
We finally have a TECHNO residency! After playing guest hosts/openers for the Pig & Dan show in September, Boston Techno don Pat Fontes has welcomed us aboard as co-pilots of his spacecruiser. Phoenix Wednesdays is an especially important night for Boston techno, it was first launched in 1997 by Redlight Productions and after a brief hiatus in 2006 Mr. Fontes took the reigns earlier this year and has already featured world class guests performances by Tony Rohr, Someone Else, Geoff White & Dietrich Schoenemann. We are super psyched to be on board and you should be too. See you on Wednesday…
TECHNO! at Phoenix Landing goes down every Wednesday Night from 10pm-1am. Phoenix Landing is located at 512 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge, MA. TECHNO! Wednesdays is 19+ and it’s FREE to enter before 10:30 and only $5 after that. Be TECHNO! Wednesday’s friend on myspace.