Baby Prince & Navid Izadi – The Last Dance EP

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The stage is set in the blinding heat of the Mediterranean summer where the Crew Love posse set up camp at a finca in St. Joan, Mallorca. An open ended studio visit extended to PillowTalk yielded the extraordinary talent of their ever rambunctious hype man, Navid Izadi who hungrily devoured studio time with Wolf + Lamb’s Gadi Mizrahi aka Baby Prince as the PillowTalk boys maxed and relaxed. Written in an outdoor studio overlooking the countryside and signed in a heartbeat to Soul Clap Records, here’s how The Last Dance EP went down in their words:

Baby Prince: “…it was the weekend when we had invited the PillowTalk crew and Navid to join us in the sun for some pool basketball, ham and wild BBQ’s.”
Navid Izadi: “Basically I

really wanted to go to Mallorca with the PT boys, as it was to be my first time really hangin with Gadi [Mizrahi] and Zev [Eisenberg] on a personal level since they picked up my Double Standard EP [Ain’t Got The Time].”

BP: “I had heard of Navid and how talented he was from some friends and was really excited to work on music together.”
NI: “The first day (after some obligatory poolside/ BBQ action), Gadi and I got to talking about what kind of stuff we were into at the moment, which was pretty in line with one abother. I know Jamie Principle came up, some other old school house stuff etc. fun stuff, rough stuff, not overproduced or over-thought, mostly black stuff etc…. so the next day we took that and just started working together with the patented Soul Clap Ableton [LIVE] time sync method.”

BP: “The process was super smooth as soon as we sat down to write tracks and three days later we had three tracks fully written and tracked out.”
NI: “The whole session went from about the time I woke up (around 1pm or 2pm) to about the time the sun went down, which I’d say was about four to five hours altogether. I think Sammy D was the only PillowTalk boy who wasn’t sick/hungover/sleeping, and he hung out with us during the process, dropping his vocals when he saw fit (with no mic stand/pop screen, no less). It took a second to get him to not sing in his typically silky fashion and to get old school sleazy with it for “Last Song Of The Dance”, but needless to say, he nailed it. Three tracks in one afternoon, with another day or two taken to track it all out and it was dunzo. The EP made itself!”

As if one mind-boggling new collaboration wasn’t enough, the ‘Last Dance EP’ features a remix by fellow Crew Love members Tanner Ross and Deniz Kurtel who turn out an EFUNK meets hip-hop in outer space version of the title track.

Back From The Dead

Snakes On A Rave

Hot diggety, it sure has been awhile since we’ve posted anything on this here blog. As you probably figured out we got lost in the vortex that is WMC, but it’s OK, because we are finally back and of course, better then ever!

Pictures: I only took a few pics at WMC this year, but our friend Vincent went crazzzzy! Check his flix here.

The Podcast: The next couple episodes of the podcast feature Boston heroes DJ Bruno and Matty Dimond and will be coming to your iTunes over the next week (hopefully Bruno will be up today).

New Releases: We have a bunch of new music out on Beatport and in honor of all the new releases the folks over there hooked us up with a DJ chart. Check it out to hear all the jams we were rocking at WMC and a few of our own 🙂 After selling out on vinyl, Puppy Crack is finally available for digital download as well as our remix of Crazy Larry’s Gargiulo’s Scarf and AirDrop’s Extraction US comp, which features our track called Astroturfing.

Events: The next couple weeks are going to be full of springtime excitement in Boston! Tuesday 4/7 is YoYoYo 90’s Jam, Wednesday 4/8 the ITALOBOYZ are back at Midweek Techno, Saturday, 4/11 is Snakes On A Rave at a never before used Boston venue (yeh we can do events on weekends!) and then Wednesday 4/15 PACO OSUNA returns to Midweek Techno. Oh yeah and don’t forget that Dancing On The Charles kicksoff in May (more details on that soon ;)!

Puppy Crack In Stores Now!

Urgent AirDrop Press Release:

International governments and dance clubs are now issuing warnings to party goers to not ingest, inhale, sniff, snort, eat, or otherwise consume puppy crack. This rare drug now being released is another attack on commercial dance music culture and convention. It has already been cut and remixed by Mikael Stavöstrand as well as re-ingested and barfed out again by Soul Clap, the duo who first created the drug.

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Minimaril’s Samba

Minimaril - Samba EP

Minimaril is a new homey from Venezuela by way of Buenos Aires. He’s super tight with Paulo from AirDrop and turns out like a new track a day. His debut was his “Too Young To Be Famous” track released last month on AirDrop’s Extraction LP (which if you don’t have you should buy immediately), but the craziest thing about Minimaril is that he’s only 19 years old. He’s already been DJing for 5 years and his productions are uniquely funky minimal so we’re really looking forward to hearing more from one of AirDrop’s many young guns. Minimaril’s first solo release is the Samba EP, it’s out now as AirDrop Digi 001 exclusively on Juno Download and we had the privilege of turning out a remix for the release. Eventually we’ll explain why we called it the Nice’n’Ripe Rub, but for now you gotta try to figure it out yourself *GUNSHOT*.

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Minimaril – Samba (Soulclap’s Nice’n’Ripe Rub) BUY DIGITAL