Episode 127: Bamboozle’s BBQ Jamz Volume 3

Happy Holidaze everyone! Whatever it is that you celebrate, we hope that this live recording of Eli’s 45 set from our BBQ at TV Lounge, Detroit back in September will get you in that festive spirit…

“I think I really started playing 45s by accident. Sure I had some reggae riddims on 7” from back in the day, but it wasn’t something I was integrating into Soul Clap sets. Then there was a dope edit I picked up at Turntable Lab back in 2009 that I used to play at The Marcy during warmups. Soon after we started touring Europe and getting to check out amazing record shops like OYE, Phonica and Rush Hour. These shops all had sections dedicated to 45s and I started finding amazing new and re-issued funk that was only available on 7”. Labels like PPU and … became essential purchases, but I also started finding old favorites and weird stuff on 7”. I remember finding a bunch of amazing R&B and soft rock jams at Gramaphone in Chicago and playing a really awkward after party set of only 45s later that night.

“The thing about 45s is that they’re much harder to mix then 12”s. The centers are loose and records are light so you really can’t touch them to adjust the speed. Plus I was playing really eclectic music, so the BPMs didn’t usually match up. 7” mini-sets were great for opening or closing the party, but not when we had to keep it moving. So it wasn’t until our DJ Kicks tour in 2011 when we started playing all night sets, open to close, that 45s became a regular part of our performances. I closed many of those nights with 45s and did a special 7”s of Pleasure set on Beats In Space Radio that’s worth checking.

“Over the next 4 years I kept growing my 7” collection. 45s are a great way to bring a diverse range of records on the road with out breaking my back. I can throw a bag of a hundred 45s over my shoulder and drop a set of funk, disco, hip-hop and reggae on vinyl, which is way more fun than playing classics digitally. But, I still hadn’t figured out how to really hold down my mixes. Then JT Donaldson invited me to play his 45 party in Dallas in March and everything changed! JT and his crew were mixing 45s seamlessly! He showed me Butter Rug 45 slipmats and extra heavy center weights which made mixing 7”s feel just like 12”s. As soon as I got home ordered my own slipmats and weighs and set about BPMing my entire 45 collection, the way I used to have my 12”s when we played open format clubs in the 2000’s. Finally I could confidently play a 45 set and rock the party.

“So for Bamboozle’s BBQ Jam 3 I present a LIVE recording from a real BBQ! The Soul Clap and Paxahau BBQ at TV Lounge in Detroit back in September. Sure there are still some skips and a little sloppiness, but it’s all mixed and it’s as diverse as my previous BBQ Jams. So weather your chilly up north and need to warm up by the fire or heading for summer down south and firing up your grill, this mix is for you.”

Thanks for listening,
-Bamboozle aka Eli Soul Clap

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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 127: Bamboozle’s BBQ Jamz Volume 3 – Live @ TV Lounge, Detroit

Tempo Dreams Remixes OUT NOW!

Tempo Dreams Volume 3 REMIXES!

It’s out! We got some tasty remixes taken from our Tempo Dreams Vol. 3 compilation for you to gobble up. XL Middleton, FSQ & David Marston have all delivered efunky remixes, plus our own club version of “So Sedated” featuring Dayonne Rollins is out now on these fine digital stores!




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Episode 126: Baronhawk’s Phantom Soul Booth

Baronhawk Poitier is a strong name. And since we met a few years back in DC we’ve come to know him as a strong character. A young cat who is fun to hang with, holds it down on the dancefloor, has a deep understanding of the history and represents his own DJ style. Originally from PG County, Maryland we hear the Baltimore club influences, but also DC go-go. hip-hop, and of course house. He’s been trained as a dancer and it shows in his selections that move the floor. But he’s also super creative, and the themed mixes on his soundcloud are all perfect for the headphones.

This mix is no exception. Influenced by The Phantom Tollbooth, a movie Baronhawk loved as a kid, he’s created a mix that’s “totally a nod to Madlib and the way he approaches beat tapes. More of a theatrical audio show rather than just loops of beats.” It’s a special one and we’re so honored to feature it here on The Adventures Of Soul Clap.

Here’s how it all started in Baronhawk’s words:
“While working on “Whether The Weather Man” I was chopping up Lamont Dozier’s “Groovin On A Natural Rain” and I wanted to play on the “Making rain-..” lyric. The scene about weather and rain between Milo and the “Whether Man” instantly jumped in my head as a fun reference. I started remembering all the scenes/ quotes/ characters and decided to go through the beats/ samples I was working on and start piecing similar references together until I could tell the story (an abridged version) through beats.”



01: DNA
02: The Milo Joint
03: Whether The Weatherman
04: Dull Drums
05: Tock’s Theme
06: One Sane Man Left
07: Dr Noise
08: Judges (Who Are They?)


09: Love In The Game
10: One Day (Monday)
11: Mathematicians (a.k.a. Wanna Be MAD So Bad)
12: Sunrise
13: Foolish
14: The Demons of Ignorance
15: Don’t Let Em Hurt You
16: Rhyme & Reason


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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 126: Baronhawk’s Phantom Soul Booth

Soul Clap (Bamboozle) India Tour 2015

Bamboozle goes through India!

Hello India! Check out these December dates where Bamboozle will be laying down the efunk in the far east–

December 5th – NH7 Weekender – Pune
December 6th – NH7 Weekender – Bangalore
December 11th – Kitty Su – New Delhi
December 19th – Magnetic Fields – Rajasthan

More info HERE!

Episode 125: Soul Clap Live on NTS Radio

Looking back on 2015 we really didn’t post enough podcasts. So we’re going to do our best to make up for it this December with three special mixes for your holiday listening pleasure. Hope you’re ready planet earth!

We love NTS Radio! Based out of a tiny window in a funky little square in Dalston, London, NTS features a diverse range of music and DJs that make up probably the best radio station in the world right now. We have had the honor of playing NTS twice now, once in October 2014 and then again this last October, the day after our Crew Love show at Fabric. We may have been half delirious, but the show was on fleek and we featured a ton of new and exclusive jams coming soon or just released on Soul Clap Records and our new Crew Love Records imprint that’s launching in 2016. It’s one of those mixes that captures our current musical moment so perfectly that we had to repost it here on The Adventures Of Soul Clap.

The Nephrok! Allstars – Ride It
Roldy Cezaire – You & I
Bosq – Ridin’ High
John Barera & Jack Novin – My World
Crew Love ft. PillowTalk & Soul Clap – Smokers Delight
Soul Clap & Navid Izadi – Unprotected Ex
Crew Love – Hella Rigorous ft Navid Izadi
Brian Eliss Reflection – Slow Motion ft. Howard Johnson
Midnight Magic – I Got A Feeling (Demo)
Nick Monaco – Physical Therapy (Demo)
Louie Vega ft. Nick Monaco & Soul Clap – See Some Light
Elements Of Life – Hot Music (Soul Clap Remix)
Life on Planets – Cold Front (FSQ Funkadelic Dub ft. Billy Bass Nelson)
Small Black – Boys Life (Soul Clap’s Psychoanalysis)
Benoit & Sergio – Dancing Shoes
Eddie Amador – Rise (Soul Clap Sounds Of Life Remix)
Brian Deady – Clap Both My Hands (Tony Humphries Devil In The Details Mix)
PillowTalk & Soul Clap ft. Crew Love – Love Train

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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 125: Soul Clap Live on NTS Radio