Objects of Illusion - Venture Beyond
Definitely one of my tunes of the summer…
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Private Games EP - ‘Private Games’ is the first release from London-based, Scottish producer Objects of Illusion for the Disco Bloodbath label.
A very varied but solid EP. All the tracks have certain amount of groove and get the head nodding and toes tapping.
Still in stock at http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=DBB008 but hurry…
Text from XLR8 excellent article:”There’s something happening on the East Coast. A new generation of veteran house heads, folks who are old enough to have been clubgoers in the late ’80s and early ’90s, are dipping their toes into production with often startling results. In truth, this isn’t a new phenomenon—it’s an ongoing process that has already birthed a number of contemporary talents, including artists like DJ Qu, Fred P, and Levon Vincent. Now, we can add another name to that list: Joey Anderson, a New Jersey-based producer and DJ who’s found himself on the brink of success.”
Great podcast from Mike Huckaby!
Check the link below for full interview.
Ron Trent - Pop, Dip and Spin - I’ll be doing a bit of that this weekend!!
Dance Floor Boogie Delites EP
Nice little video here of Joey Anderson at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn- excuse my wonky filming skills, I got the amazing track though so that’s the main thing!
New York City-based DJ and producer Rissa Garcia records a bumpy, New Jersey house infused podcast for Under the Disco Ball which includes her own remix of ‘Good Life’.
Rissa was born and raised in New York City, and played her first gig in 2004 at a small lounge on the city’s Lower East Side. She has played at well known venues such as Cielo, Love, Rebel & Public Assembly and is the owner of NightChild Records. Keep your ears to the ground for future releases…
You can reach Rissa via:
Facebook | Twitter | nightchildrecords.com | Bookings: email@example.com
So, fresh (ish) back from NYC and I’m ready to update you on all my goings on through the month of October. Things started off nicely at a beautiful Victorian house in East London, for a super special daytime edition of boiler room, with Youandewan, BLM and Patrice Scott. My bestie John and I enjoyed an afternoon drinking wine and listening to some excellent music in the most intimate setting possible, someone’s living room!
Next up was a hop around the corner to Autumn Street Studios for Make Me, with Ben UFO all night. Ben was on the decks for 6 hours non stop. True to form he was crossing over many different styles and had the crowd going wild for what was to come next. It made my night when he closed with an hour of the very best jungle, the energy in the room was powerful!
Photo by Daddy’s Got Sweets
On the 19th was our own party, Dialogue. Held at our cosy little loft, much resembling our living room at home! This time we were impressed beyond belief by our DJ’s Andrew James Gustav & Gwenan. The duo took us all on a wonderful melodic excursion, executing their skill with such poise and fluidity. Their track selections combined made for a very special night indeed, so big thanks again to the couple for such a memorable evening.
Following on from Dialogue, in fact the very next day, Jamie (my boyfriend) and I went along to Body and Soul at Brixton Electric. As always the boys (Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell and Francois K) were fantastic, especially Joe, as whenever he came on, he pushed that isolator the max, it got that little bit louder and the room came alive.
An hour left of the night and the room was pumping until Francois decided to drop a ten minute long jazz track which cleared the dancefloor. Danny came on and tried to save it with a remix of my one of my top 5 tracks of all time, Lovebirds feat. Stee Downs - I Want You In My Soul, but unfortunately it didn’t happen and we left after that.
What really put a smile on our faces that night was Jocelyn Brown. We were treated to a 45 minute set with full band and three backing singers! She sung my old favourite Nuyorican Soul - It’s Alright, I Feel It and covered Chaka Khan’s - Tell Me Something Good which was brilliant!
The ultimate end to a brilliant October was our trip to NYC. In four days we were lucky enough to make three different parties, giving us a well rounded experience of what the city has to offer in terms of the house music scene.
On Friday the 25th we made our way to the infamous Output in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to catch Jenifa Majanja’s warm up set for Nina Kravitz and Stacy Pullen and a beautiful little warm it was too. I was really impressed with Output’s ‘Function 1’ soundsystem, the quality was amazing, so crisp and such clarity. In many ways it reminded me of Fabric, great sound, unisex toilets, quality DJ’s but even MORE expensive. We paid $30 to get in and that was with list. It was a Halloween special, but even on Fabric’s birthday, they only charge £25 for a weekend wristband. I thought the cost to get in was rather steep considering once in there the drinks were quite dear too. The difference in New York is that people go to clubs for dancing NOT drinking. You don’t really see anyone at the bar or with an alcoholic drink, they go to bars to drink, which I totally get. I think us British can be quite excessive at times, some of us like a bit of everything all at once!
After Jenifa, Nina Kravitz came on and without transition, from the outset blasted out her usual banging techno and we moved on to catch Joey Anderson at Cameo Gallery which was a stones throw from Output.
We got to Cameo at the start of Joey’s set and danced our socks off for the duration. I found that Joey’s set was quite uptempo, and he perhaps didn’t play as hard as he has done in the UK. The general consensus from talking to house heads in the states is that US DJ’s do play harder over here, it’s a UK thing. I loved every minute of Joey and he played some very deep and really fantastic music.
Mister Saturday Night at 12 turn 13, a 2400sf loft and former dairy, also in Brooklyn was the next stop on our party trail. I have to say, after seeing Justin and Eamon play at Plastic People in London last year and with such great releases on their label I had high expectations.
Upon arrival we were wowed by the sheer amount of effort that had gone into decorating the venue, the whole ceiling was covered in jellyfish and all kinds of ‘waterworld’ decorations as that was the theme of the evening.
The overall look of the place and the beautiful costumes were amazing, but musically I was majorly disappointed. I understand that yes, it was Halloween, they were playing party music and it was meant to be a bit of fun, but compared to when they played in the UK, the standard of track selection was a bit disappointing. I’ll be more than happy to see the boys play next time they’re in the UK but I think I’ll be giving them a miss in the states.
The most fun and final party of the trip was Danny Krivit’s 718 Sessions at Sancho’s Party House in downtown Manhattan. The vibe at Sancho’s was EXACTLY what we had come to New York to experience.
Everyone was there to DANCE. Halloween attire aplenty, they had really gone to town and think this was mainly for ‘The Soul Train’ (everyone should get to experience one of these in real life). Danny played a nice mixture of disco, soulful house and rare groove all night long and everyone was getting down, at one point the talcum powder even came out!
This little post only briefly covers the fun we had and if I went into much more detail we would be here all day long! Look out for little video snippets from the trip in forthcoming posts and to finish off here is the third in the series of Under the Disco Ball’s podcasts from New York City’s Rissa Garcia.