Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Feature DJ Shred One


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sheila Red aka Shred One was constantly surrounded and heavily influenced by music at a very young age as she tagged along with her vinyl collecting brothers and cousins. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in '98 where she began collecting her own records and fell in love with the art of deejaying, as well as learning the music industry game working at Rawkus Records and Blacksmith Management. She began spinning out when she moved back to Los Angeles in 2004 and rocked parties like the infamous Root Down, Soul Sessions, and Funkmosphere. She has also toured with a unique 3x4 set across the west coast w/ her crew RRS FEED ( Now residing in Chicago, she has since played alongside cutting edge artists such as Daz-i-Kue, Dam Funk, 45 King, Talib Kweli, Exile, DJ Spinna, DJ Jazzy Jeff & more. You can find her spinning boogie & modern funk @ her monthly residency MAXX TRAXX @ The Whistler.

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FACT mix 225: Tevo Howard

FACT mix 225: Tevo Howard

FACT mix 225 - Tevo Howard by factmag

FACT mix 225 comes from one of underground house music’s most serious emerging talents: Tevo Howard.

We say “emerging”, but Howard has been spinning records since 1987, when he’d barely hit puberty. Growing up in Chicago at that time, it was perhaps inevitable that he’d catch the house bug; but his interest in music went beyond that, and he would later study music and bass guitar at college (this would be the first of several degrees in different subjects embarked upon by the academically gifted, but eternally restless, artist).

In 2006 Howard took time out from university to build his own studio, Beautiful Granville Studios, and by his own estimation that’s when his real career began in earnest. In 2008 he began putting out records via his in-house Beautiful Granville imprint, kicking off with a 12″ from his bro Rick ‘Poppa’ Howard but concentrating largely on his own productions. Dedicated fans of Chi-town dance music quickly picked up on Howard’s striking tracks, which combine raw dancefloor jacking with uncommon depth and musicality.

The Rush Hour-released ‘Move’ and below-radar club smash ‘Without Me’ introduced Howard to a larger audience, and in 2010 the latter track was relicensed by Rebirth for a vocal version featuring Tracey Thorn. Rush Hour, meanwhile, put together a 2×12″ doublepack of sumptuous analogue productions from Granville HQ, Crystal Republic,which for us is this producer’s most formidable statement to date. A new album, his debut proper, is set to follow on Rush Hour later this year.

Most recently Howard has entered the Buzzin’ Fly fold, with the release of ‘The Age of Compassion’. He’ll be appearing at Buzzin’ Fly’s Spring Party at Cable in London on Saturday 5 March, performing separate DJ and live sets, alongside Ben Watt, Chris Woodward, Marcus Worgull and Prins Thomas. More information on that night here.

To herald his visit to London, our man has handed us a rollicking mix of cask-matured house classics, recorded live in Jerusalem earlier this month. You need only look at the (rather sketchy) tracklist below to know what pleasures await you: this is the warm, wild and authentic sound of Chicago, and it feels more vital than ever.

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Direct download: FACT mix 225 – Tevo Howard
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Tricky Disco – Tricky Disco
Another Sleepless Night – Shawn Christopher
Fingers Inc. – A Path
First in first out – Front 242
Unknown italo track
Work that mutha fucker – Steve pointdexter
It’s you – ESP
Like This
The promised land – Joe Smooth
Dancing in my sleep
Ma Foom Bey
Angel Eyes – lime
Unknown track Molokai
House sensation – Liam
Farley – unknown track
I’m hungry
Hypnotic samba – on zyx
Computer games – Steve pointdexter
Dancing therapy – ims
The garden
Bad boy – franky knuckles
You used to hold me – ralphie Rosario
Move – John rocca
Video Clash – lil louis
Can’t stop the house
Don’t do it – Paris gray
You ain’t really down – status 4
Dance – earth people
Jack my body – j.m. Silk
For those who like to groove
What’s your name – Kano
I wanna have some fun – Samantha fox
Pump up Chicago – mr. Lee
Do you love me – Denise

Tableturns Roc Raida Limited Edition Watch

Paying homage to Hip Hop DJ Legend & 1995 DMC World DJ Champion:

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

DJ Chicken George - Halcyon Brooklyn Beatdown Mix

This is an exclusive Jazztronica! mix for one of my favorite NY record / tastemaker shops nested in Dumbo, Brooklyn.CG

1. Wax Tailor - Ungodly Fruit
2. Josh One feat Aloe Blacc - Risin'
3. Nightmares on Wax - The Sweetest
4. Madlib - Testin Me (Instr.)
5. Strange Fruit Project - Soul Clap
6. Marc Mac presents Visioneers - Rollin' for the Ride
7. Mos Def - There is a Way
8. Fort Knox Five feat. Akil Dasan - Blowing Up the Spot
9. Gang Starr - Words I Manifest (Remix)
10. DJ NuMark & Pomo - Lola
11. Zeph & Azeem - Come One Come All
12. Sergio Mendes feat. Q-Tip and Will.I.Am - The Frog
13. Eric Sermon feat. Marvin Gaye - Music
14. Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
15. Lyrics Born feat. the Poet of Rhythm - I Changed my Mind (Remix)
16. Nick Nack - Do You Believe Me ? (DJ Chicken George presents: The Swed.u.s.h Connection 2)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Tribute Party 4 Jeff Evanchik Weds Feb. 9th 2011

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

A Tribute Party for Our Departed Friend Jeff Evanchik, His Passion for House Music, His Soul Touched Many of Us. Djs on this night are some of his good Friends, John Simmons, Brian Gardner, Specter and Stephen P with Sean Strange. Join Me and Lets Jack as Jeff would be! text me to get in 312 208 7458

Christopher Banks, Jonathan Lopez, Eugene,
KNEX, Rachel, Eric Bollard and Rick of Allay Soul

More info:

DJ Steve "Miggedy" Maestro (Chicago Classics Mix) 02.04.11

Rob Swift on Sesame Street - Forward and Backward

DJs & Party People.. Play this for your little ones. JDLP

This One's For Dilla

"J.Dilla: Still Shining" from B.Kyle on Vimeo.

DJ Spinna––The Drop from Dana Bartle on Vimeo.

The 80's are back.. Sunday 2.20.11 (President's Day Weekend)


James Curd Dj Mix For W Hotel

James Curd Dj Mix For W Hotel by jamescurd

Something to put you in the rite mood by our friend James Curd.

My Dj mix for W Hotel that includes remixes and originals that have just been released or coming soon! It will be available at the hotel as well as an IPhone app along side Aeroplane, Classixx and more!

1 0:00 - Poolside - "Do You Believe" (James Curd Remix) - Future Classic

2 3:45 - Golden Bug + Rodion Feat. Lavinia Claws - "Washing Machine" ( C90's Remix) - Bang Gang 12 inches

7:22 We Are Fans "Into My Life" (James Curd Remix) - We Are Fans Australia

10:50 James Curd Feat Ziggy Franklin "Left The Ground" - Lost My Dog

14:07 Miami Horror (Feat Alan Palomo) "Holidays" Miami Horror / EMI

17:42 Neighbour "What I Say" - Homebreakin Canada

21:45 James Curd Presents Ziggy Franklin "Alien" (Poolside Remix) - Smash Hit Music Co.

25:44 Martin Solveig & Dragonette "Hello" - Big Beat Records Inc

30:10 Sis "Trompeta" - Sei Es Drum

32:40 James Curd "Shake Shake" - Lost My Dog

35:06 Firefox AK "Boom Boom Boom" (James Curd Remix) - Razzia Records

40:03 Cut Copy "Take Me Over" (Flight Facilities Remix) - Modular

42:35 Yuksek "Extraball" (Breakbot Remix) - Universal Music Denmark

45:54 Kim Ann Foxman and Andy Butler "What You Need" (James Curd Remix)

50:25 James Curd Feat Devin Byrnes - "Open Up Your Mind" - Permanent Vacation

53:51 James Curd "A Friend" - Lost My Dog

56:27 Kido Yoji "Wont' You Come Again" - Greenskeepers Music

61.05 James Curd Presents Ziggy Franklin "No Need To Fight About It" - Smash Hit Music Co.