That, my friends is called a test press or acetate or dubplate. In this case it’s what the vinyl cutting factory makes so we can make sure our record sounds right before they press it up. Yes you read right and if you read the above picture carefully it will confirm that this is the test press for the very first Soul Clap vinyl release. The track is called “The Giraffe” and it’s dropping on 10″ format later this month as the first release on our friends Paulo and Henry’s label AirDrop Records. The B side is a remix by Argentinian minimal maestro Franco Cinelli, who has a grip of releases on serious techno labels. You can check out the tracks on that new little player on the left provided by fairtilizer.com. Needless to say we are extremely proud/excited and really hope that you love it.
Well after a week+ of complete insanity we’re finally back at it. We hope your NYE was as wild as ours and you’re ready for even more clapclap in ’08, because we already have big news to share. That’s right you’re eyes do not deceive you, our first E.P. of original music was released last week on Itzamna records, our dude Ferk’s label in El Salvador, and the title track (“Dimension7”) reached #45 on Beatport’s progressive house sales chart. Now we aren’t usually into progressive house either, but we don’t get to choose the genre they put it in and it looks like we turned out a track that people like so we’re super psyched. We’re even more proud of the B side (“Up & Under”) which is a constantly rising techno grinder much more in our mold. So please checkcheck ’em below and support by buybuying on Beatport.
Soul Clap – Dimension7 (3 min preview)
Soul Clap – Up And Under (3 min preview)
In what has turned into our biggest month ever (see magazine covers and Tel Aviv), our most exciting news yet is here! We can finally say that we did it. All our hard work in the studio has actually paid off and our first music is available now on (premier online dance music mp3 store) Beatport in the form of a remix of our homey Adam Collins‘ psychedelic tech banger Pool Night on q007 Records. As owner of Euphoria Records and member of the group Omni A.M. Mr. Collins has been a major tech house player for over 10 years now and it’s a major honor to have our first release be a remix of his work on fellow Omni A.M.er Marky Star’s Japan based label. For Pool Night he sent us the parts without playing us his original version until we finished our remix so we had no problem twisting it around into our usual deep techno/house bounce style. We hope you like the results and appreciate all feedback, because mark my words, there’s much more to come and sooner than you think…
Adam Collins – Pool Night (Soul Claps Apres Swim Mix) / q007
GET IT ON BEATPORT
We’ve been playing around with edits for awhile now and it’s finally time to start sharing. There was ridiculous response to the Todd Terje ROOTS&FUTURE post so hopefully yall are into what we’re doing on a similar style. All feedback is appreciated.
The weekend was wild. The 90’s Jam was our best yet and minifunk2 was facemelt (see above). Lots of pictures are up in the photos section (as well as Carl Craig at Rise pics from 4/20). And now tonight Vincenzo from Dessous is at Bump. YES!
There’s alot of dopeness coming later this month too with SWEAT this Thursday and then Alix Alvarez from Sole Channel Music, NYC on May 25th. We’ve been telling ourselves to do an official SWEAT mixtape cause we can’t really explain the sound and that should happen really soon plus Alix Alvarez ROOTS&FUTURE pieces for those that dunknow. Yeah so don’t touch that dial and here’s a little treat until we drop the new podcast tomorrow (please give us feedback on it).
S. Clap – Chosen Snare