Don’t be a Paris Hilton
Great article we ran into about the explosion of the Electronic Dance Music scene and its pros & cons.
Read it here: Why old-school DJ’s are complaining and you should too
oh, i didn’t think X factor Dj would actually go down… i thought it was just an idea. i’m not holding my breath tho… actually, i think I’m already horrified.
The building blocks of boogie
On his Electrofunkroots site Greg Wilson posted an article on the building blocks of boogie. An interesting guide through the history of early 80’s boogie music. At the bottom he shared a list of Sean P’s 100 boogie essentials. Worth checking out!
Here is a small selection:
Carol Williams - Can’t Get Away (From Loving You)
Captain Sky - Super Sporm
Vicky D - This Beat Is Mine
Skyy - Here’s To You
Thanks to Onda Sonora for the tip!
Despite respected underground clubs likeReSolute and Blckmarket Membership, clubland has yet to recover from the Guiliani-era “clean up”, which closed many venues. Yet Wolf + Lamb’s modest, 500-capacity parties resonate globally. DJ Magazinecalls them, with Berlin’s Panorama Bar, “the ultimate pilgrimage for thrill-seeking dance tourists”.
But that’s one difficult pilgrimage, given that Gadi, 34, and Zev, 28, now only advertise their parties at 24 hours’ notice, to avoid being overrun with tourists. Despite the hype, they’re determined to evolve at their own pace. Particularly Zev, who, though he is now in recovery, has twice been diagnosed with cancer.
In lieu of a visit to the Marcy, Love Someone, the duo’s debut album, shows why the Wolf + Lamb project has got people so excited. A set of fractured, psychedelic, sometimes provocatively slow house music that owes as much to Moodymann or leftfield disco as it does minimal techno, it’s distinct and original, the product of a singularly creative environment.
That environment is the Marcy Hotel, which isn’t a hotel at all. The name is an in-joke, as is Zev’s elaborate spoof website for this “AAA five-diamond” luxury hideaway. In reality, this three-storey Williamsburg building was a shell, which Wolf + Lamb (“wolf” and “lamb” being the Hebrew for Zev and Gadi’s names) made into a recording studio/party space, office and apartments, and where they run a label that’s Factory Records-like in its idealism.