For those of you in the San Francisco bay area that would like to hear some of the music we write about on this blog, I’ll be playing this Friday, May 1st, at Swig (561 Geary St. @ Taylor), alongside Dave Siska of Sonic Sunset fame. Expect to hear Italo disco, Brit-tech (such as B12, [...]
I meant to write something sooner about this, but to follow on from Tom’s last post about the launch of DJHistory’s first book ‘The Disco Files’ there is a book launch party tonight (30th April) in London. To celebrate the launch of the book Bill Brewster has convinced the legendary French underground disco group Arpadys [...]
Our man Jacob Arnold over at the excellent Gridface blog has been doing a bang up job of digging into Chicago’s house scene past and present. Check his historical interviews with Merwyn Sanders of Virgo Four fame and Stacey Collins who worked the door at the Music Box back in the days of Ron Hardy [...]
Juju and Jordash are on quite a hot streak right now. First off, their recent white label release on the new Dekmantel label is number one on Rush Hour’s House Sales Chart this week, and for good reason: it’s a bad as hell 12″. “Blue Meanies” is more of a straightforward dancefloor banger than you [...]
Our favourite young, double-monikered scallywags from the wilds of the Irish countryside (eh, Carlow to be precise) have a great interview up on the Bodytonic website you can read here. There is also a nice freebie track to download on the page too.
The next step after the master lacquer has been cut is for the lacquer to be plated. Plating is an electro-chemical process that deposits nickel onto a thin layer of liquid silver solution that is first applied to the lacquer. This process is being done for this record at Mastercraft Metal Finishing in New Jersey. [...]
I just posted an article about the Egyptian Lover over at Intergalactic FM: Nile Style: The Resurgence of the Egyptian Lover’s Empire. Because I know how you guys at ISM love the nitty-gritty details, I’m posting the full text of the interviews I did by phone and email with the Lover here.
In a move to be more on top of things, we present to you a recording from this past Sunday night’s Rehab with Scott Ferguson in the mix. Download the mix from Scott here. This one features lots of deephouse and disco, including some unreleased tunes and edits, as well as some material forthcoming on [...]
I mentioned in a post last week that I was starting a label and would be documenting each step of the process here. This post will establish the background and the first crucial decision: mastering. I’m gonna keep this stuff really general for now, the label name, artist name, and sound samples and things like [...]