This episode I host dee-jay Mark Penner, alias Cyclist. From a rapturous dawn, Cyclist, was knee-deep in disco. After a gold star cajoling turn in the DFA remix competition for The Rapture‘s “How Deep Is Your Love” (alongside fellow Canuk Pat Lok), Cyclist has gone from strength to strength; a successful all-disco residency with A Digital Needle at Toronto’s Beam Me Up has seen the eclectic dee-jay share the spotlight with a whole slew of today’s top disco mavens, bolster his production repertoire by working with some of the worlds top producers, as well as his notable work with vocalist Maiko Watson – a collaboration which has resulted in over a hundred thousand plays on SoundCloud.
Since embarking on his first international tour – an excursion which included stops in Mexico, Spain & France – Cyclist has brought his indie-dance fusing brand of boogie funk to the global stage, with a full slate of North American & European dates to follow in 2014. His own label, MANI/PEDI Records with RAC’s Karl Kling, launched late 2013 to intercontinental kudos, with a deluge of dancefloor-oriented releases to transpire in the year to come.
When not occupied by establishing Beam Me Up as Canada’s premier disco party, Cyclist is consumed by his passion for analogue synths and digging for records – an obsession which, while steeped in the past, influences a sound that is very much modern – a juxtaposition that makes Cyclist the obsessive, disco-discerning tastemaker he is.
Cyclist‘s set is Cyclist’s little secret, but if you ask nicely, perhaps we can figure it out for you.
dj ShmeeJay‘s set:
dj Steef – BioMix Vol. 7 A1 [BioMix]
Uakti – Ovo da Serpente (Rodrigo Gallardo version) [Adante]
Osborne – 16th Stage (Original Mix)
Pools – Tubin’ (DJ Vas Remix) [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Caserta – Dynamics [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Memory Man aka Uovo – Mac Zal [It’s A Small World Disco]
Stereo 12″ – West Garda [Editorial]
Olivier Boogie – I Know You Care [Whiskey Disco]
Falcon Punch and Roller Radio – And You [MANI/PEDI Records]
The Owl – Pimp Talk [Editorial]
El Coco – Lover Exciter (The Hinge Project Rework) [Kat]
Stalker Studio – Peace On Earth feat. Disdishdance & Karlöf (Original Mix)
Lastly, thanks to Maggie Tweedy for the fun image used for the cover.