Friday, November 28, 2008

We're Getting the Band Back Together...

I thought it would never happen, but I've finally come out of my turkey induced coma and I'm ready to get this weekend started. Who's with me?!?!

Tonight I'm playing a reunion gig. 
Yes. A reunion gig. 

MisterBradleyP and I are getting the Dandylion crew back together for one last hurrah tonight at Touch Supper Club in Ohio City. Should be rowdy. Cleveland people come out and get buck. I will definitely be dropping this jam around 1am...

Start Something / Morten Sorenson - EXPIRED

Dude, what is in the water in Norway? These dudes just continue to pump out ridiculous tracks. Here's a snippet from Morten's bio on the Tirk website...

"Hailing from a small mackerel fishing village in southern Norway, 22 year-old Morten Sorenson enjoyed a ten year spell in New York whilst his dad worked for the UN's International Maritime Commission, developing a love of dusty old NY disco that was to irrevocably shape his future".

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Hope you enjoy this lead track on Morten's first EP from Tirk Recordings.
The Chic sample is brilliant.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dollar Bins Rule

I spent part of today transferring vinyl to digital. With the advent of Serato, this is a relatively new hobby for me. Yes. I said hobby. There's no better way to spend a rainy day than going through forgotten stacks of records and rediscovering why you bought the 12" in the first place.
I ripped a bunch of old and new and everything in-between records. But one rip that I am super pumped on is a dollar bin find from last week. The gem is from Afro Cuban Band and it's the b side that's the standout track. I mean come on! The bass workout near the tail end of Baila is worth every penny spent on this brilliant Arista release.

Baila / Afro Cuban Band - EXPIRED

Something's Gotta Give (Todd Terje Re-Kutt) / Afro Cuban Band - EXPIRED

Friday, November 21, 2008

Now I Know How Luke Felt.

Wow. A little soft core porn (the image in the post below was actual In Flagranti cover art) and the Internet Gods get all bent out of shape.* Jeez guys, sorry.

Maybe this will help.

Viens dans ma Bouche / Nanette Corey - EXPIRED

*I was going to leave the "Innapproapriate Image" notice below, but the graphic designer in me couldn't. So I dropped in a still from one of In Flagranti's vids.
BTW - I'm using DivShare to host files now. That means no more pop-ups and freezing screens with zshare. Yay!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ABBA + Adult + cocaine + sequencers = In Flagranti

In Flagranti are everywhere these days. And for good reason. These two Swiss gents relocated to Brooklyn in '96 and have been pumping out tracks on their very own Codek label ever since. They've definitely worked hard and deserve much of the hype they've been generating. A quick Google search will turn up countless hits for official remixes, obscure edits and original productions. The blog world is in love with these dudes too; and like most hyped acts, every single blog posts the same "hot" track....snoozer. Now don't get me wrong – I love the Golden Bug remix and the Holy Ghost! cover – but if I visit one more blog that posts either I will destroy the internet.

So here's the In Flagranti edit of The Rolling Stones' Emotional Rescue that came out on Mindless Boogie about a year ago (oh no!). A killer tune that is guaranteed to pack floors with the most jaded of hipsters, coked out frat boys and top 40 tramps. It's like the tri-fecta jam!

Emotional R / In Flagranti - EXPIRED

BTW...these dude's videos and album sleeves are outta control. Do your libido a favor and chek 'em out on youtube.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Party Time

Is this blog becoming a party site? Am I soon to be following the ways of Mr.Cobrasnake? Not even remotely. Will my blog become an outlet to shamelessly plug upcoming gigs? Oh yeah.

Cleveland peoples come out this Saturday and get down to movers like this Discodeine remix below.

Heartbreaker (Discodeine remix) / Metronomy (320 kids!) - EXPIRED

First Fridays

I've got a monthly starting up in December. First Fridays takes place on, you guessed it, the first Friday of the month at The Matinee. I'm still developing the party – guess you could call it a work in progress(yikes!). But one thing I know for sure is it will serve as an outlet for me to play leftfield jams like this cover of The Beatles' Drive My Car; one of the many gems found on ZE Record's Mutant Disco Voumel 1.

Drive My Car / Cristina - EXPIRED

Friday, November 7, 2008


I guess I'm playing out more and more these days, cause I completely forgot about a gig I have tonight. I get a text this afternoon from my buddy looking forward to seeing me tonight at his club and suddenly it dawns on me...SHIT! I'm playing the Cleveland Matinee!

Good news for me is it's gonna be a super laid back vibe. I'm actually starting a monthly at the club (more on that later) and November is kinda like a soft release to get things rolling. So Cleveland poeples – come out and shake yer butts! Or at least do a shot with me.

btw, Santos – this one is for you.

I Got Stoned and I Missed It / Shel Silverstein - EXPIRED

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Word Search

I just picked up a pretty cool compilation (I'm compilation cccrazy these days) tittled Milky Disco. A tracklisting with the likes of Daniel Wang, The Emperor Machine, Quiet Village, and In Flagranti meant this disc was a must purchase.

Sometimes when I want to post on my blog, but am not inspired to do so, I'll do a word search on my hard drive and see what comes up. Tonight I typed in "space". Two tracks caught my eye – Johan Agebjorn and Sally Shapiro's Italo-inspired Spacer Woman From Mars and Spacer Woman from certified Italo darling Charlie.

The Agebjorn/Shapiro joint is kinda like a tribute or something??!! It sounds and feels soo much like the Charlie I cccrazy or what?

Spacer Woman From Mars / Johan Agebjorn featuring Sally Shapiro - EXPIRED

Spacer Woman (Vocal) / Charlie - EXPIRED

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Last night was amazing. Mr. Obama's speech to the quarter million!! people at Grant Park was truly an inspiring moment for me. I am at a loss for let's have some music do the talking! 
And what's more appropriate than a track with Jesse Jackson's famous I - Am Somebody poem recited live at the Wattstax Concert in '72 over some Sister Sledge's Lost In Music?
I'll tell you what's more appropriate. Nothing.

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive  in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer" – Barack Obama

From Betty Botox's 2006 release G4 Faggot.

Music Is Music / Betty Botox - EXPIRED