Event Preview 7/25: A/jus/ted, Man & Woman, and Yomimbi & Friends at Little Miss Whiskey’s (Washington, DC)
Tonight (7/25) in the Capital City, I’ll be DJ’ing as Man & Woman, opening for NYC duo A/JUS/TED at Little Miss Whiskey’s! With Yomimbi and MicahVellian also also be gracing the decks; its going to be a solid night of nu disco and house jams throughout.
I’m really looking forward to catching A/JUS/TED on the decks, and to catch their remix of Blood Orange – Uncle Ace work its magic out on the dance floor.
We recently got our hands on an awesome compilation of disco and funk edits and remixes curated by Funk Hunk from artists all over the world. We’ve had the sampler on repeat and can’t wait until its release – exclusively on Juno Records today (July 25th!).
Brooklyn based DJ and Producer, Dopeshoes, starts the compilation off right with a flawless edit of Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy. She’ll definitely be on our radar in the future.
Funk Hunk himself also graces the compilation with his presence with an edit of Time Traveler by Chromium.
You can stream the sampler on soundcloud here:
1. Strategy (Dopeshoes edit)
2. Groove On (iMFROMULL edit)
3. You Wanna Get Up (Dr Packer Funkout)
4. A Get Off (Mr.Absolutt Edit)
5. Jam Master – Party Lights
6. Back To Love - Alan Moody’s Edit
7. Shoot Your Shot (Bachteen Re-Boogie)
8. Can You Handle It (DJ Broadhurst Edit)
9. Black Amex - Right Here With Me
10. Time Traveler (Funk Hunk edit)
11. Looking Up To You (Breixo Edit)
12. B-Jam – Last Night
13. She’s a Bad Mama Jama (JR Dynamites‘ Disco Rework)
14. Punches (The Silver Rider edit)
15. Over You! – (SANFRANDISKO edit)
16. Coconut Groove (Cookie-Dough edit)
17. tV (Chewy Rubs edit)
18. Joy And Pain (Marathon edit)
19. Message in Our Music (CBS re-edit)
Released on Juno Records *July 25th, 2014*
We love Hercules & Love Affair and this evening they’re doing a little Boiler Room set, the show starts NOW but catch them from 10pm GMT
For those of you who haven’t heard HALA have just released a new album, it’s good, actually no it’s great!! I was lucky enough to see them at their album launch party in London, they were fabulous as ever. You can stream the whole album here:
And this little stomping Acid number was the B-Side to the first EP off the album ‘Do You Feel The Same’ but wasn’t on the album.
The Last EP ‘I Try To Talk To You which featured. John Grant came out on June 8th and includes the Original, along with 3 delicious Edits from Morgan Geist, Seth Troxler and Ha – Ze Factory’s Mucho Elegante Rework.
HALA havee also been nominated for the Ibiza 2014 DJ Awards in their new ‘electronica’ category. They’re up against some amazing talentin the shape of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Diplo, Jamie xx, John Talabot, Pretty Lights, Todd Terje and Nightmares on Wax, but they get our vote and you can give them your vote HERE: http://djawards.com/vote-now/ you just have to register and sign up, there’s a few awards up for grabs, so get voting for your faves.
There’s Deep House and there’s Progressive House. Then there’s that shady middleground that no one has really defined yet, until Grand & Warren came in guns blazing with their new track “In The House.” With an atypical beat pattern that frequently transitions between soulful vibes and electrohouse, this tune instantly transports us to those exciting moments on the dancefloor when we realize the night could take us just about anywhere. Our bodies do all the talking and we can almost touch the beats pulsing through the air. With delirious synth patterns and a defected sample of Glass Figure’s “I Need You,” this truly invigorating crowd number makes the transition from dusk till dawn almost seamless.
Grand & Warren – In The House (Original Mix)
We are very pleased to announce a new member to the Lipstick Disco crew: Akki will be representing from New York City and bringing us her flavas from the Big Apple. AKKI is a prominent DJ / Producer in the NYC scene known for serving the most upbeat, club bangers. She most recently performed alongside MNDR, Solidisco, Hotel Garuda, Lauren Flax, Dimitry Mak (1/2 of Modern Machines), Jessie Andrews and Stacie Todd. Originally from Australia but now based in NYC, AKKI’s eclectic sets are always inspired by a mix of Deep House, Jungle Rhythms, Nu-Disco, Indie Dance and Bass Heavy Electronica. Along with Lipstick Disco, AKKI also writes for Goldroom’s record label Binary Records and her own blog, Spin Real Tunes. This summer AKKI launched Rebel Bangers, a mix series featuring only the boldest tunes that truly make a statement. She is also due to release her first original later this Fall.
Check out Rebel Bangers #1 to kick start the mix series.
Check out Akki on the following:
Aeroplane is easing us into the week with a huge remix of Boom Clap by Charli XCX. It’s bouncy synth laden chords pair very well with Charli XCX’s vocals to create this feel good dance track. Boom Clap was also remixed by ASTR and Surkin which were released earlier this month, but as a big nu-disco junkie, Aeroplane’s remix really hit the spot. Charli XCX’s Boom Clap is due out July 20th.
In just a few hours, I’m going to be jumping on the Dalston Disco bus, heading to Baldock, to go and rave in the woods with some of my fave DJ’s. Not only this, but I’ll be representing Lipstick Disco behind the decks too. If you haven’t heard of Farr Festival, then let me introduce you, it started 4 years ago and is an intimate boutique music festival, set in Bygrave Woods just outside London. The festival offers an incredible line-up of very niche disco, house and techno music, exactly the kind of vibes we represent here on the blog. This year, Bicep and Waze & Odyssey are heading up their own stages and among some of the DJ’s and acts to play over the weekend is:
Hercules & Love Affair | Mount Kimbie | The Skints | Bicep | Scuba | George FitzGerald | Andrew Weatherall | Daniel Avery | Gentleman’s Dub Club | dBridge | Move D | Optimio | Midland | Waze & Odyssey | Robert Owens | Kim Ann Foxman | Hunee / Tom Trago / Detroit Swindle / Citizen / Justin Robertson / Terry Farley / + More
How’s that for a tasty line-up! i’ll [Michelle Manetti] be playing on the ‘Flying Circus’ stage [headed by Bicep] Friday 2-4pm then between all the acts up until 9pm. Also playing on the Flying Circus stage on Saturday at 9pm is fellow Lipstick Disco DJ Sophie Lloyd come along and give us a rave wave.
There’s still tickets left for the festival and it’s pretty easy to get there from London, so basically you’ve got no excuse!!
To warm you up (as if this heat wave hasn’t got us sweating already) here’s a little disco mix from the Bicep Boys themselves.
I’m a fan of both Anoraak and Glen Check, so when I saw this remix of Paint It Gold, I knew it was going to be amazing. Glen Check has been doing it big lately with several releases within the past six months. I mean, Justin Faust, Moullinex, and Les Loups remixing Pacific?? I really loved the synth stabs in Glen Check’s own Summer remix that had such positive movement and energy, making it a perfect summertime tune.
Anoraak didn’t disappoint when remixing Paint It Gold, starting with tropical percussion leading into the dreamy almost jazzy chord progression that makes this an ace remix.
So this just dropped into our inbox and it’s dope, dare I say it, but I’d not come across Figgy before, but this NYC boy conjures the sounds we love, think French Express style, chill tropical disco house vibes, sexy poolside action.
this one’s a belter and most of his stuff is Free download too. Go fill yer boots on his soundcloud HERE
But thought I’d share this one, as it’s a particular fave of mine, little re-edit of ‘Touch Me (all night Long)
Not only is Ozzi owner of ‘All Over It‘ Records, but also releasing a whole bunch of seriously heavy Garage house music of his own productions. This EP on Trojan house records, is hot stuff. Featuring A couple of nice remixes by Mr Jefferson, Greenfish, but my personal fave on the EP is the original track ‘I Remember’ The EP comes out on 21st Aug, but stream that badboy first here.
Some chilled out vibes for you, courtesy of Taron-Trekka and Fina Records. Beautiful 4 track EP of lush deep tech house with some disco elements, lovely stuff.
Loving this new EP from Copy Paste Soul, especially ‘Cant Take It From Me’ which samples Jill Scott’s ‘Golden’ three awesome soulful Deep Tracks. Out now on 2 Swords.
Lush three track EP on Bambusa from hotly tipped London duo, Boean made up of Jackson Almond (A.K.A Real) and Jim Rider. They recently supported Gorgon City on the London leg of their UK tour and their debut track, ‘I’ll be The Rhythm’ landed on Eton Messy last year. Now they’re back to make waves on Bambusa with this uplifting and rhythmic original production. Remixes come from Howson’s Groove and SEFF.