[It] starts in the mid 80s and ends around the mid 2000s, just as footwork was becoming a new sound/thing….
- Jody “Fingers” Finch - Jack Your Big Booty (BHQ No Acid Vocal)
- Frankie Kuckles - Baby Wants To Ride
- Mark Imperial - Dissin All Hoes (46th Street Dub)
- MD III - The Pressure Cooker (M.D.’s Klub Mixx)
- Candy J - Why Are You Wasting My Time (Club Mix)
- Mark Imperial - J’adore Danser (Club Mix)
- Adonis - No Way Back
- Armando - Morse Code
- Gant-Man - Juke Dat Girl From Tha Back
- Paul Johnson - Construction Work
- Jammin Gerald - Pass It To The Homie
- Waxmaster - Footwerk 97
- Houz Mon - Fear The Worlddd
- Eric Martin - If You Ride N My Truck (FTP Up 96 Mix)
- DJ Deeon - 3 Fine Hoez
- DJ D-Man & Billy Boy - Dooky Boody (D-Man Club Version)
- DJ Puff - Bang The Box
- Jammin Gerald - Hold Up
- Greedy J & Sleepy J - Nation Hoe
- DJ Milton - JR Funeral
- Dj Puncho - Let me C U Juke
- Parris Mitchell - Muthafuckin Dog
- Dj Clent - Back Seat Hoe
- Green Velvet - Shake & Pop (Gant-Man’s Juke Remix)
- Traxman - Get Down Lil Mama
- Dj Funk - Bounce Dat Ass
- RP Boo - Speakers R-4 (Sounds)
Source: SoundCloud / SSENSE
New month and for Doce Pulgadas a new Focus On … On this occasion the legendary New York label Ibadan Records led by Jerome Sydenham. Founded in 1995 to fulfill of Sydenham’s search for an outlet for his own creative and entrepreneurial skills. The label recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary in 2010; while also reaching over 100 releases to date under the imprint’s motto: A higher quality experience in music.
Label founder Jerome Sydenham’s artistic ambitions for Ibadan Records couldn’t be clearer. From the earliest years of acoustic, afro-tinged house to the Pan-African Electro of the 10″ series, to more recent explorations into Techno and Tech House, the sound of Ibadan has always pioneered new directions in dance music.
Over the years, Ibadan Records has had countless of iconic releases of critical acclaim, including Joe Claussell’s compilation Language in 1999, which features productions by Claussell, Sydenham, Chandler, Marc Cary and Dele Sosimi. On release considered today as a milestone in Deep House.
Among the latest endeavors for Ibadan is the launch of two new label imprints; Apotek Records and Avocado Records, created to push the boundaries of Techno.
1. Dennis Ferrer - Son of Raw [Ibadan Records]
2. Jerome Sydenham, Tiger Stripes - Elevation (Radio Slave’s Panorama Garage Remix)
3. Ferrer & Syenham Inc. - Sandcastles (Pete Heller Re-Edit) [Ibadan Records]
4. Jerome Sydenham, Katsuya Sano - Seed [Ibadan Records]
5. Jerome Sydenham, Katsuya Sano - Mud Sweat [Ibadan Records]
6. Ferrer & Sydenham Inc. - The Back Door [Ibadan Records]
7. Jerome Sydenham, Kerri Chandler - 36 Degrees (Tokyo Dub) [Ibadan Records]
8. Mission Control - Outta Limits [Ibadan Records]
9. Ferrer & Sydenham Inc. - Timbuktu (Pan African Electro Beats) [Ibadan Records]
10. Jerome Sydenham - Free Love feat. Katsuya Sano [Ibadan Records]
11. The Songstress - See Line Woman (Vocal) [Ibadan Records]
Q:wow i wasn't following your music blog for so long, seriously kickin myself right now. wickkked tunes mon.
thank you. I should stop neglecting it.
SUGAR HILL GANG - HOT HOT SUMMER (THEO PARRISH EDIT)
theo parrish posts make about 10% of this blog
Morning Factory - Ron Trent & Chez Damier [Prescription, 1994]
The ultimate ode to New York’s Sound Factory. I read an interview lately in which Ron states that this is essentially a dub record, which makes sense what with the clap on the 4th kick drum.
Read that interview here.
Beautification – David Alvarado – Peacefrog
Toxic Flowers – Trus’me ReRubWorkout – White
Pression – Adesse – Make Love In Public Spaces
Hall Of Confusion – Ark & Pit Spector – Circus Company
Ring Round Heart -Trus’me – Skudge
Snow and Clouds – Herva – Delsin
Atlas – Voiceless – Bohemium Groove
You Better Hear (XDB remix) – Massimo Di Lena – Prime Numbers
Got Me Somethin (Trus’me remix)- Dan Curtin – Holic Music
Moonlight Kiss ( Skudge remix) – Trus’me – Prime Numbers
Electric Shock – Daniel Bell – Accelerate
Dark Manoeuvres – Envoy – Soma
Loop 1 – Eight Miles High – Running Back
Lovelee Dae (Eight Miles High remix) – Blaze – Urban Tracks
Just Close Your Eyes – Gecko – Federation of Drums
Going out in New York City isn’t as fun as it used to be. It’s not that the scene has changed, because I’ve only been here for three years—it’s more that I’ve started to notice things that bother me and desire things that don’t exist here. I’ll be at a party on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, having fun chatting with friends or editors or those people who I always run into at shows, and then suddenly I’ll be over it. I’ll realize that the DJ is a client of the same PR company that promotes most of the records he’s playing as well as some of the resident DJs at the party, and I’ll get sucked into a k-hole of my own cynical thoughts. Even if people don’t buy records, they’ll buy tickets to the shows and populate this scene this PR firm pushes, without knowing they’re being guided. It creeps me out.
Especially during RBMA, shows in New York felt like going to work. Every few feet stood one of my editors, a PR person I work with, a gaggle of RBMA artists, an RBMA employee, or another writer. I felt obligated to attend shows even if I didn’t care about the lineup, because they were basically scene-y clusterfucks packed with industry types and random people who happened to hear about the events via the aggressive marketing campaign that took place around the city. Like, Hank met this “model” at a noise-oriented showcase who literally couldn’t have given less of a fuck about Pete Swanson or Prurient.
Toward the end of RBMA, I jetted off to Detroit to cover Movement for Billboard. The festival itself was a gay old time, but what really impressed me was the scene that lives independently of the annual bash. On the scale of American electronic music festivals, Movement is pretty underground; the headliners were artists like Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, and the lineup favored Berghain residents over Top 40 regulars. But it’s “underground” the same way that Brooklyn parties are “underground”: they’re branded and sponsored by companies like Red Bull and Beatport, and marketed to pretty massive audiences.
Unlike New York, Detroit seems to have another layer to their underground, a level below the branded and promoted “underground.” The Wild Oats label manager, Midori, took us to a few non-Movement parties in Detroit, which was incredibly nice and cool of her and we owe her big time. The parties basically blew our fucking minds. People were DANCING, not bobbing from foot to foot. It didn’t feel like a crowd of RA readers in a room together. NO ONE WAS ON THEIR PHONES. All Mike and I could do was stand there with our jaws on the floor as we watched Detroit native http://soundcloud.com/jaydaniel cut it up on the turntables. He’s a really active DJ, the kind of guy who clings onto the knobs on the mixer with his fingers, bouncing on the balls of his feet. On our way out, I hugged him and told him meekly that “they don’t do it like this in New York.”
OBVIOUSLY we needed a mix.
Roy Ayers- Running Away
The Jammers- Straight Down To the Bone
Was Not Was- Tell Me That I’m Dreaming
ESG- Standing In Line
Jackey Beavers- Mr. Bump Man (Theo Parrish Edit)
Billy Cobham- The Muffin Talks Back
George Duke- Diamonds
The Spirit of Atlanta- Messin’ Around
Jo Bisso- Don’t Fight the Feeling
Rinder & Lewis- Anger
KMFH- Grungy Gloops
Nitzer Ebb- Join In The Chant (Lies! Instrumental)
Rhythim Is Rhythim- Move It (Only Mix)
Robert Owens- Bring Down The Walls
Source: SoundCloud / LFTF
DJ Pierre, Kiss 100 FM (1992): You’d call it acid, too, even when there aren’t any 303s.
Believe it or not, XLR8R recently celebrated its 20th birthday. It’s not an occasion we’ve been hyping with lots of fanfare—perhaps we’re getting a bit shy about our advancing age—but we figured that we needed to do something to commemorate our two decades of existence. Ultimately, we decided to recognize the milestone via our podcast series. Granted, the weekly mixes are something that we’re already fairly excited about, but throughout the month of May, we’ll be taking things up a notch with a special set of 20th-anniversary podcasts, all of which have been assembled by influential veterans—artists whose work has risen above the trends and stood the test of time. First up, we have someone who’s a true original—Omar-S. For the past decade, the Detroit stalwart has been doing things decidedly his own way, turning out a steady stream of raw house sounds almost exclusively via his own FXHE label, the most recent being his freshly issued Thank You for Letting Me Be Myself LP. That said, the man has more than dark-and-dirty Motor City sounds up his sleeve, and on this exclusive mix, he’s gone a bit retro, piecing together an jovial session that leans heavily on upbeat house and electro from the ’80s and early ’90s. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a surprise, but learning to expect the unexpected is one of lessons we’ve learned time and again during our 20-year run.
01 Phyllis Nelson “I Like You” (Carrere)
02 Change “The End” (Warner Bros.)
03 Trey Lorenz “Photograph of Mary (Bass Hit Dub)” (Epic)
04 Grampa “She’s Crazy (Cyanide Mix)” (Movin’)
05 Proffessor Traxx “The Move Traxx” (Radikal Fear)
06 Housemaster Baldwin feat. Paris Grey “Don’t Leave Me (Mike’s Remix)” (Future Sound R&R)
07 Rickster “Night Moves (Radio Mix)” (Sound Pak)
08 The Reese Project “The Colour of Love” (Giant)
09 Candy J “Somethings They Never Change (Dub Train Mix)” (Hot Mix 5)
10 Alisha “All Night Passion” (Vanguard)
11 DJ Blend “DJ Blend Detroit” (FXHE)
12 Jamie Principle “Waiting on My Angel (Instrumental Dub-Mix)” (ZYX)
13 Yaz “Don’t Go (Re-Re-Mix)” (Mute)
14 Daniel Wang “Echo by Midnight” (Basenotic)