The Giraffe Remixes Out Now

Wham bam thank you Ma’am, remixes of our very own “The Giraffe” on AirDrop Records are now available for digital download, YAYY!!! Quality work across the board from the extraordinarily talented Minimaril, Bradford James and both Masomenos and Cates & dpL teams! We bow our long necks to all parties involved!

Enjoy the previews below and a brief description of each by AirDrop’s own Le Petit Paulo. Get your google translator here!

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Masomenos remix) BUY DIGITAL
Paulo sez: “Ca c’est du tuna tune, Masomenos ils envoutent, mais surtout: ils sont inclassifiables, un jour c’est house, l autre c est minimal… je laisserai donc la foule juger de cette BOMBE.”

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Minimaril Cupcake remix) BUY DIGITAL
Paulo sez: “Les ingredients pour une superbe Giraffe a la sauce Minimaril: programation parfaite, kick-kick et surtout les delicieux breaks… a la la, les breaks de Mariano…

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Cates & dpL Long Neck Tech remix)
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Paulo sez: “Ca va dans le rouge ca va dans le rouge na na naaaaaaa.”

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Soul Clap – The Giraffe (Bradford James Seed In The City remix) BUY DIGITAL
Paulo sez: “J’espere qu’ils vont jouer ca au Body & Soul en mangeant des petits poissons crus.”

Soulclap in XLR8R June/July ’08 Issue

Our first music review from XLR8R’s Nick Chacona and some solid national press for “die Ente” and “The Giraffe“. Can you believe a “Bronx-born New Yorker” is saying “Boston is representin'”?

Here’s the full write-up:

“As a Bronx-born New Yorker, it’s not really in my blood to say that Boston is representin’ in any way, but considering the magnitude of the first releases from the new AirDrop imprint, it looks like they’re in the midst of a real (tea) party. Both releases come from Soulclap, the duo of Cnyce and DJ Elyte. The label’s inaugural release, “The Giraffe,” is a limited-edition colored-vinyl 10″ that features a mix from Franco Cinelli that’s straight out of Lee Curtis‘ twisted tech-house playbook. The second single, “die Ente,” also keeps things on the deep-tech tip initially, then launches into some serious early ’90s-style synth-sax house business that could fit easily into Luciano‘s and Quentin Harris‘ sets. Boston’s hero of the moment, dirtybirds’s Tanner Ross, is enlisted here on mix duties, and utilizes some highly reverbed crystalline synth tones and thunderous bass growls to full modern-rave effect.”
-En Tu Casa, p. 100, XLR8R #118 June/July 2008

There’s also a PDF of the whole issue if you’re interested.

The Giraffe Release Parties

Wowzah…

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…

The Giraffe On Beatportal

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.