Episode 7/2/08 – The Portuguese Connection

Sim sim, nossos amigos Sergio Santos e a Pat Fontes são o melhor. São muito special e cheiram fantásticos, tocam n e tocam-se então em! Escute seu jogo do DJ e funcione então em torno de seu quarto que grita! Sua pornografia para você orelhas!

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7/2/08 – The Portuguese Connection is coming!

Portuguese chouriço is made with pork, fat, wine, paprika and salt. In and around Lisbon it is popular to eat partially sliced chouriço that has been flame cooked over alcohol at the table. Special glazed earthenware dishes with a lattice top are used for this purpose.

DJs Sergio Santos and Pat Fontes are Portuguese-Americans who are also made with pork, fat, wine, paprika and salt. In and around the Phoenix Landing, it is popular to listen to them trade off acting macho and playing some of the best damn dance music in town. Join two of our favorite specially blazed, i mean glazed earthenware DJs on Wednesdays night as Portugal takes over the wheels of steel.

Here are some oldies but goodies from these two fine gentlemen, taken from The Adventures Of Soulclap Podcast.

Pat Fontes – Mr. Techno’s House of Horrors (Episode 9)

Sergio Santos – Sergio’s Parliament Nights (Episode 15)

Mr. Techno’s Basement (R&F-018)

For the latest edition of Roots & Future, we turn to Boston based DJ/Producer, former Satellite Records (closed) owner and total Techno brainiac, Pat Fontes. He chose three tunes from his enormous collection (which is partially the back catalogue from the store) that seemed to jump out and say “oooh Pattttt”.

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Ian Pooley – Untitled (B2) [Force Inc Music Works – 1995] DOWNLOAD / BUY

In his words… “K, first the Iam Pooley Jam … [I chose this] one cause i was randomly digging thru crates, and the fact that it was one of my earliest records I ever came to own in the borderline house and techno spectrum. I use to wear that track out, probably played it at every gig from 1996 to 1998.”

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Dave Angel – Tokyo Stealth Fighers (Slam Disfigurated Mix) [Forth & Broadway – 1997] DOWNLOAD / BUY

“The Dave Angel joint was just another addition to piles, I think I brought all his records home from Satellite [Records] just on the fact that it was Dave Angel, at the point that record was released he was a household name in underground [world of] funky house and techno.

Island (Forth and Broadway is a subsidiary of Island U.K.) Records was a big label to be on and he saw many releases back then and gained a great rep with us connoisseurs. [This track is] funky dirty grooving goodness on wax.”

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Paul MacInfluenced One (Side A) [Influenced – 2004] DOWNLOAD / BUY

Paul Mac‘s, Influenced One is a limited edition 10 inch that is basically his interpetation of his Influences [but] one track … Side A… is like heaven to me. The start with the bassline hitting this pattern that I just feel in love with the 1st time, and believe i could hear it looped forever, yet he puts his signature touch of dirty grinding hi hats and shuffle all over it and adds a preacher in the song that actually states many things of interest or things many don’t think of… that state of our society and religion, etc…”

We thank Pat Fontes for his dope contribution, deep knowledge, and efforts to keep dance music alive in Boston. Pat Fontes only plays vinyl (still!) and you can see him whip out his 12 inches at Rise this Friday with us, Tanner Ross and Matty Dimond from 2a-7a… wa wa wee wa…

6/20/08: AirDrop Boston Division at Rise Afterhours

From the AirDrop Blog:

For those that were not fortunate enough to come to NYC for the AirDrop Records release party or fly to El Salvador last week-end for Soulclap’s monsoon-like performance, this time we will do it up a bit different, since it is back to home territory and like our beloved Celtics they just always kill at home!

Soulclap and Tanner Ross are all fresh with some new productions that have successfully transported their names and the Boston rep around the world from Claude Vonstroke’s Turntables to Josh Wink’s world tour. Pat Fontes keeps his King of Techno’s crown well screwed on the top of his head. With some releases out on labels like Thoughtless music and currently launching his own label, that is sure to showcase some top talent, including his own productions which are turning the court’s heads.

So come bring the local support for the fresh fruit party with Soulclap, Tanner Ross, Pat Fontes who will be playing the upstairs and Matt Dimond in the lounge below who will take the evening deeper underground (not in the Jamiroquai way- duh!)

PLUS one of our favorite Boston DJs Matty Dimond is in the lounge.

FIRST 40 PEOPLE TO RSVP GET $10 REDUCED ADMISSION

5/30/08: AirDrop QuackParty

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the release of The Giraffe, but we’re already getting ready for our second vinyl release on AirDrop Records so it’s time to party again and this time around it’s going down in their home city of NYC. It’s also happening at one of the best venues for techno in the Big Apple, Bar13, home of the BLK|Market Membership and Biatch Corp events. And never ones to forget our friends, we’re bringing Boston down there with us: die Ente remixer Tanner Ross is headlining and fellow Midweek Techno residents Pat Fontes & Sergio Santos are warming it all up (click the links to check podcasts they’va done for us). The best part? Admission is only $5 if you RSVP here!

Pat Fontes March Chart

1. Martin Moeller – Guppies am Obstand – Aspik Musik

2. Creatures – 600 Euros – Resopal Schallware

3. Maetrik – The Light – Treibstoff

4.. Marcel Knopf – Think About You – Rrygular

5. Mathias Kaden – Lucidas – Freude-Am-Tanzen

6. Martinez – Burning Midnight Oil – Cray1 LabWorks

7. Luca Bachetti – Rolling Brooklyn ( Lee Von Dowski’s Monday Turbulence Mix ) – Wagon Repair

8. Harada – Conscious Movement – Micro|Fon [br]

9. Harry Axt – Der Papageintaucher – Kiddaz.Fm

10. Namito – Zizou ( Tom Pook’s Zizooks Remix ) – Kling Klong

2/13/08 – Sergio Santos, Alan Manzi, Eddie O

First off please allow us to apologize for the lack of podcast last week. It was very unfortunate that we lost a fantastic “decks ‘n efx” set from Cates & DPL who did Techno damage on 2/6/08. We’re working on getting a live mix from them to post so you can hear the noise they make, meantime check out DPL’s youtube channel, hilarious!

Last week we celebrated Unlocked Groove/Zer0 G Sounds label owner Eddie O’s birthday with sonic re-enforcement from resident DJ Sergio Santos and local hell raiser Alan Manzi. The atmosphere was none-the-less “festive” and things got a little hairy behind the decks, however as we all know at the Phoenix landing you can run, but you can’t hide from the one’s and two’s ;). Regardless, another 4 hours of heady mental bangers.

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1/16/08 DJ Melee & Pat Fontes

This week DJ Melee touched down with long time friend and Wednesdays resident Pat Fontes. Melee is originally from Mars but has been a driving force in Boston’s electronic music zone for a long time. He worked with Pat at Satellite Boston for ages and now is the buyer at our city’s only electronic music record store Lab (they also have dope t-shirts and hats and art shows too). This 2 hour live recording is both of them and it’s both dirty and technoy. Enjoy.

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