We took part in a yearlong journey with a trusty polaroid camera thanks to Impossible Magazine… check out the memories we captured HERE.
If you’ve been to WMC, you know that Sunday School (formerly For Degenerates) is an institution. From it’s early days at Pawn Shop (RIP) to the last 3 years of sunshine (and a little rain) at Ice Palace everyone looks forward to this party to end all parties. We’ve blogged a couple times about the party, first predicting the return of house music after we first attended in 2008 and then posting our set from our first performance last year, so when we were asked to review the event again, of course we were down. The only question was how to bring the Clap flavor to the report. Obviously you don’t just want to listen to us talk about how amazing Josh Wink’s closing set was (it was amazing BTW, all house classics!), you want to look at pictures, but pictures of what? Well you know we love t-shirts and everyone brings their A-game to Sunday School so what better theme than our favorite t-shirts from the day. Boy were there some fun ones, check our top 10 below and for the rest hit our flickr.
Pile of Suitcases in Leeds
A Dalston Morning
A few of our hosts, Till Von Sein, P.Toile & Adam Port at Weekend Club, Berlin (we love you too Voitek)
The Musical Instrument Museum, Berlin
JC de Castelbajek Fashion Gallery, Paris
Soldiers With Limits, Paris
w/ Guti after the Sundae party, Paris
Boston/DC/Paulo crew, Aviero
Tuff Guys in Dublin
View from the Arena Club office, Berlin
Crazy Larry & E-Heavy at the After, Denver
Double Doubles at In-N-Out, L.A.
Alland Byallo, Cnyce & J-Phlip in the End Up booth, San Fran
Boston invades at The Bunker, New York City. Official Bunker pics here.
I don’t think there could be a more appropriate title for this post.
First of all, DOTC returned to the Marsh Post after a brief hiatus, complete with the added visual stimulation of VJ Zebbler on 3 screens (see video above) and more than enough port-o-potties and beer outside to last the night. Pictures are up here (thanks Iris) and here (thanks JK) and as always a super-mega thank you goes out to everyone that came out and danced their asses off. You make us so proud to be able to throw these parties, there is no DOTC without your support!
Second of all, for our next DOTC on July 12th, we’re joined by Boston’s undisputed king of digging and BBE recording artist, DJ Kon of the On Track mixtape series fame. Kon will be playing deep dance music of all kinds from 8-10pm to setup the vibe just right and we’ll be posting some exclusive Kon mixes to get you in the mood the next couple weeks, so stay tuned.
It’s not official yet, but summertime has most definitely arrived in the city that Soulclap calls home. Windows are open, patios and porches are in business, and shorts and sundress have replaced jeans on the streets and at the parties. These are all reasons we love summer in Boston, but none of them spell “summer is here” like the letters D O T C. Yep, you guessed it I’m talking about Dancing On The Charles, which finally kicked off over the weekend with a loud bang. Not even thunderstorms could keep people away as a capacity crowd enjoyed the first installment of the party that is putting Boston on the worldwide house and techno terrace map (sure it’s not afterhours, but give us a little break). Big shout out to Iris Burke for taking some amazing flics that you can check here. There are also more pics in our photo section plus more videos here. Finally and most important, a huge THANK YOU goes out to our Boston/Cambridge people for helping us kick off the summer right and we hope you’re as excited as we are for part 2, my birthday bbq edition with special guest Trus’me from Prime Numbers and Defected Records in Manchester, UK making a stop on his US debut tour (more on him soon)! P.S. we promise more port-a-potties next time 🙂
We’re baaaack…and better than ever. For the full recap check our official photographer, the Knight Rider’s WMC PHOTO SAFARI or our label, AirDrop Record’s MUSICAL PHOTO TOUR and you can also check more photos up here. Also, soon we’ll be posting all about how HOUSE MUSIC IS MOST DEFINITELY BACK but right now we have some very exciting news to share. In between the Cheap Sunglasses Afterhours and checking Anja Schneider at the Beatport Pool Party we caught up with Beatportal for a quick interview about The Giraffe, which was then featured as a “WMC Track” on their blog (right between interviews with James Zabiela and Josh Wink). The EP is now available for digital purchase on Beatport and the vinyl is being distributed as we speak so we’ll have a link to buy that soon.
Shout out to the homies Paulo & Henry from AirDrop for putting out the vinyl and being ultimate party monsters, Ferk & Andy from Istmo for linking the interview, Knight Rider for the photos and shouts, Sergio for flying down for only 24hours, the entire Boston posse holding it down hard the whole week and of course Juddy & Beba for the blog love.
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)
EEEYO! For all of you who made it out to Dancing On The Charles part 3 THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! We had a new record attendance of over 350 dumb fresh, stupidly dope, terribly outstanding party monsters who made this last Saturday one of the best parties I’ve EVER DJed in Boston. If you didnt make it out this weekend, SHAME ON YOU!!! Bad party monster, BAD! You missed so much, from the perfect weather to the perfect BBQ to the perfect DJ sets from KC Hallet, Matty Diamond, Cnyce aka Cnizzle aka “A Better Jew Than You” aka “Where’s Eli?”, Sergio Santos, Tanner Ross and our secret DJ…. drum roll… Dirtybird Records own JUSTIN MUTHAFUNKIN MARTIN!
Ok, so sit down for this one, we messed up again and lost the recording, AGAIN! I know, someone was having too much fun and decided to unplug the power a couple times… I know, it must have been a fun thing to do, especially with everyone so into the music and everything… So, we’ll try again NEXT TIME, on SEPTEMBER 22nd, when we host the LAST DANCING ON THE CHARLES party of summer 2007, we’ll have to find another spot for the winter, any ideas?
Right, so if you have any pics from the party (or the after party!) please send ’em so we can post online! Sorry we cant have Yubi-quality this time… Oh and yes, if you’re wondering, this dude DID jump in the Charles River… He wins the award for most hardcore, maximum respect to that guy! Check the rest of the pictures here.