mixTape Time 21: DJ Three’s Martini D&B

It sure has been awhiiiile since we did a mixTape time, but when DJ Three sent me this drum & bass mix he did 1996 it seemed like the perfect way to bring it back for 2 reasons. First, because we had Three on mixTape time way back in 2008 before we even knew him personally. Second, because we’ve been loving the old school jungle/d&b sounds lately. It started with our remake of Goldie’s Inner City Life that just dropped on Crosstown Rebels, but seems to have been following us everywhere so we’ve even done our new Beatport chart with all our favorite jungle/d&b classics. Check this mix and you’ll see why!

Here’s a blurb he wrote about it for the Hallucination message board years back…

Rave culture having the musical timeline it does I had always been into drum n
bass and its various incarnations, albiet some more than others. Drum n’ bass
to me was a tempo thing rather than a specific sound, but thats another (rather
unnecessary) story.

(1995 / 1996) Genrally speaking, Drum n Bass was getting knee-deep in its
“golden era” around this time. It was finally starting to cross into other
areas and all sorts of people and artists were taking note. Richie Hawtin was
spotted at Fabio and LTJ Bukem’s “Speed” night in London. Sasha had a chart of
favorites in The Face magazine. Proverbial “outsiders” to the drum n bass scene
like Ashley Beadle and his Balistic Brothers outfit had released an excellent
drum n’ bass record on Junior Boys Own that DJ’s warmed to — the first of many
“outsider” contributions to come. Bjork dated Goldie (LOL). All these signs
of a scene and sound disocvering it was, for now, the eyes of the world.

House and Techno DJ’s from San Francisco (Markie of Wicked) to Paris
(Laurent Garnier) et al were beginning to stretch their wings and incorporate
some bits into their sets much the same way they would some electro,
dub and so on. I had experimented a bit (mostly at Florida institutions Simons
and The Firestone) myself and began to find a common aesthetic between house /
lounge-type crowds and certain drum n’ bass records. So, when i was asked by
Jask (Tampa deep house mainstay / Large Records, Soulphuric etc…) to play the
last night of his long running “Martini Jazz Thursdays” I decided to start
straight from the top with grooves i thought would work, but were certainly not
what anyone was expecting. Recorded off a TDK SA-60 with a little digital work
to fill the gap between side A & B…here’s what went down. Thanks to Jask.
And, thanks for your time. See you on the dance floor.

Jacob’s Optical Stairway – Harsh Realities – Apollo / R&S
Abstract Truth – Get Another Plan (Rob Playford RMX) – Talkin’ Loud
Alex Reece – ??? – ???
Wax Doctor – ???
Alex Reece – Jazz Master (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session)
Photek – KJZ – Science
Spacetime Continuum – Kairo (Subtropic’s Absolute Black Remix) – Reflective
Dave Wallace – Future Realities Pt. 1- All Good Vinyl / R&S
Photek – Rings of Saturn – Photek Recordings
Tortoise – Galapagos (Spring Heel Jack RMX) – Thrill Jockey
Sabres of Paradise – Wilmot 2 – Warp
Jodeci – Feenin’ (LTJ Bukem RMX) – MCA
Goldie – Inner City Life (4 Hero Remix Part 1) – London
Scarface – Never Seen a Man Die (4 Hero RMX) – ???
Aquasky – ??? – Dorado

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mixTape Time 21: DJ Three’s Martini D&B Mix (circa 1996)

Episode 74: Phil’s BBQ Mix aka Dancing In The Rain

So on our latest trip to Chicago we were lucky enough to get picked up at the airport in a cherry red ’61 Chevy Impala convertible (thanks Maryrose & Elena). It’s definitely the coolest car either of us have ever been in, but what’s a cool car without a cool soundtrack?! Luckily our girls were bumping a brand new live recording of our favorite Chi-Town mixmaster, Phil Stone. If you’ve been paying attention then you know that Phil Is Ill and once again he has absolutely blasted our minds. Apparently the story is that Phil recorded this mix on a cloudy after(party)noon and when the skys opened up everyone ran outside and started dancing in the rain. For us, this beautiful blend of laid back disco grooves is absolutely perfect for all your summertime needs, especially BBQs and beaches, but most importantly a sweaty summertime bedroom! Enjoy…

Almost forgot. Since Phil is so awesome he’s once again given us one of his masterful edits to give away for free to you so click here to download.

1. Dexter Wansel “The Sweetest Pain” (OOFT! Edit)
2. SOS Band “High Hopes” (Touchsoul Edit/OOFT! Rmx)
3. Cottam (Cottam 001)
4. Mark E “RnB Drunkie”
5. Janet Jackson “What Have U Done 4 Me Lately…”
6. Mr. Scruff feat. Danny Breaks “Get on down”
7. The Revenge “Music”
8. Toby Tobias “Macasu” (MCDE Rmx)
9. Mark E “One way your way”
10. The Revenge “Looking Up To You”
11. Mc Edits
12. Barry White “It’s Ecstasy When U Lay Down Next to Me..”
13. SuperValueEdits
14. Prince and Sheila E. “Love Bizarre” (Edit)
15. Robert Palmer “Dirty Girty” (Edit)
16. Fatback Band “Backstrokin”
17. Grace Jones “Pull Up to The Bumper”
18. INOJ “I Want 2 B Your Lady Baby”
19. Bill Withers “Who is he” (Henrik Schwarz Edit)

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 74: Phil’s BBQ Mix aka Dancing In The Rain

Episode 73: Catz n Dogz Do The Laundry

For the next edition of The Adventures Of Soul Clap we’re honored to welcome two astonishing Polish creatures, formerly known as 3 Channels and always known as the hosts with the mosts, ladies and gentlemen we present to you Catz n Dogz! While we’ve been fans of their music for years it wasn’t until we stayed with Voitek during our first journey to Berlin last summer, saw the boys mixing their classic blend of house and techno at Watergate and heard bits off their stunning new album (coming this summer on Mothership) that we realized that Poles could have so much soul. From baking us apple pie to helping with the laundry to booking us at their amazing disco dance party in their home town of Stettin (best pretty girl ratio anywhere?!), these guys have proven to be two of the best hosts around. Now with our Clapz II Dogz collaboration slated for October release on Glass Table Records (including the jamz: Can’t Stand the Rain and Dogz) we figured it was a great time to welcome these two spectacular pets on to the space-train for a little sunny magic to kick off your summer with the best vibes around.

Ben Nevile – Where is Joe (minimono remix)
Hannah Holland – What you feel (james braun remix)
Till von Sein – Sister of Dissey
Rootz – Rootz 04
Tiger and woods – Come on down
Ante Perry – Im so
Zed bias – mighty dub
Jagged – Chicago
Jesse Rose – non stop
Moodyman – I can’t kick (Sensurreal edit)
Somore – I refuse (Phil weeks remix)
Lovebirds – My man (Kink remix)
Knee Deep – Nightwaves
Bang 03 – Bang 03
Unknown – Rock the Cashbah Boogie
Steve bug – The morning after
Chris Carrier – I’m in love today
Caribou – Found out
Daniel Wang – get up stand up
Moloko – sing it back (Herbert remix)
Still going – On And on

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The Adventures of Soul Clap Episode 73: Catz n Dogz Do The Laundry