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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm, and with a podcast syndicated on iTunes.

This episode I host Detroit based deejay and producer Pontchartrain. Detroit native and resident, Pontchartrain has been scouring record stores and DJing since 2005. During that time, his role as a producer, label manager, promoter, and foremost as a cratedigger and remixer, have helped him to, catapult into the growing nu-disco and edits scene as an already recognized and respectable force. Using the sounds of the motor city that influenced him, he has successfully approached dance music industry with a sound that is both tasteful, preserving the original integrity of the samples and songs used in the production work, as well as incorporating what is undeniably a “Detroit” feel; an underlying tone leaning towards the roots of house and techno at its core. Using a combination of analog and digital gear to recreate, re-master, re-produce and re-edit, Pontchartrain generates both brand new productions in addition to revamped versions of original masterpieces both classic and at times obscure, all geared towards making people stop looking up at the stage, and start getting down.

The moniker Pontchartrain has only been established since May of 2014 and within the same year he garnered two number one spots on Juno Download, one for his flagship EP “Devil’s Funk”, as well as several top 10 releases on vinyl only markets such as Juno, Picadilly, and Red Eye on the world renowned Edits label, Whiskey Disco, establishing him as one of the strongest introductions to the increasingly popular disco and funk revival.

As the man says; ‘All you cats and kitties out there whippin’ and wailin’ and jumping up and down and suckin’ up all that old juice and hippin’ and tellin’ each other who the greatest cat in the world is, and I’m going to put a cat on you that was the coolest, strongest, sweetest cat that ever stomped on this sweet, swingin’ sphere.

Keep the funk alive, and get back to the roots of what makes us move.’

Look for more of Pontchartrain on his websiteSoundCloud, Twitter, and Facebook.

Pontchartrain’s set is his little secret.

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Stephanie Mills – You Can Get Over (Cyclist Edit)
Osaka MonaurailSigned, Sealed Delivered I’m Yours [Our Label Records]
Heather Parisi – Disco Bambina (BOTTIN Instrumental Edit)
M.OnoEins A Legge [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Mayer HawthorneLove Like That (Fouk remix)
FolamourDancing On Your Heartbeat [Play Label Records]
PonchartrainHeart + Soul [Kolour LTD]
Tommy RawsonPecualiar [Gold Finger]
Buzz CompassCarland [No More Hits]
JunktionFriends & Strangers  [Make Believe Disco]
Sleazy McQueenIn The Year 2014 [Whiskey Disco]
Eddie CO Ye [African Shakedown]
Diana RossSeven Eleven (Eli Escobar Edit) [Razor-N-Tape]

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just Pontchartrain’s mix feel free to grab it here.

TympanumBene,

folO Olof

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A mix I made for Toronto’s Beam Me Up Disco, an alliance between international disco dee-jays and the Toronto-based dee-jays A Digital Needle & Cyclist.

The Emotions – I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love (dj Don Welch Edit)
Toni Basil – You Gotta Problem (KMTR Re-Edit)
MusiqueSummer Love Theme (Gredits Edit)
Patrick Juvet – Ou Sont Les Femmes (Laura Ingalls Where My Ladies At Edit)
Millie Jackson – Fuck You Symphony (Gg‘s Ting)
Thelma Houston – Saturday Night Sunday Morning (Babyface Vintage Edit)
The Mighty Clouds of JoyEverything Is Love (Underdog Edit)
Japan – Life In Tokyo (Jackmaster Hawk‘s From The Vault Re-Re-Edit)
SoireeYou Keep Me Hanging On (Alien Disco Sugar‘s ”Set Me Free” Edit)
Colors – Am I Gonna Be The One (JM Jackmaster & Fingerman‘s Classic Re-Edit)
Wild SugarBring It Here (4AM‘s Beat Box Party)
Queen SamanthaTake A Chance (Tim Martell‘s Edit)

Tollite ego,

Olof folO

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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

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.

For North American bookings contact dmason@axumagency.com and European bookings sarah@holographicpeople.com.

Also look for Cyclist on his website, SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and and Instagram

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 SteefBioMix Vol. 7 A1 [BioMix]
Uakti – Ovo da Serpente (Rodrigo Gallardo version) [Adante]
Osborne16th Stage (Original Mix)
Pools – Tubin’ (DJ Vas Remix) [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
CasertaDynamics [Razor-N-Tape Reserve]
Memory Man aka UovoMac Zal [It’s A Small World Disco]
Stereo 12″West Garda [Editorial]
Olivier BoogieI Know You Care [Whiskey Disco]
Falcon Punch and Roller RadioAnd You [MANI/PEDI Records]
The OwlPimp Talk [Editorial]
El CocoLover Exciter (The Hinge Project Rework) [Kat]
Stalker StudioPeace On Earth feat. Disdishdance & Karlöf (Original Mix)

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just Cyclist’ mix feel free to grab it here.

Lastly, thanks to Maggie Tweedy for the fun image used for the cover.

Cyclum deinceps,

folO Olof

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dj ShmeeJay‘s Ain’t No Big Thing radio show, live on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 8pm – 10pm (PST) / 11pm – 1am (EST) on BoxFrequency.fm.

This episode I feature Louisville, Kentucky based producer and dj JP Source who’s provided a mix featuring the kind of music he’s been playing at his ‘Mile High Club’ parties in Louisville at 8up. Describing what he does as ‘Disco through a Rave lens’ due to the echos of acid-house and hardcore found in his dj sets and music productions. JP has recent edits out on SmokeCloud Records and Whiskey Disco, as well a forthcoming track on Mani/Pedi Records that is due out soon.

You can catch more of JP Source on SoundCloud, Facebook, MixCloud, Twitter, Tumblr as well as his website.

JP Source‘s set:

David Matthews –  Song Of The Bene Gesserit
The Silver Rider – I Need U (Osmose Retouch)
Cyclist – Meta
Boot & Tax – Brace Brace
Mix Hell & Gui Boratto – Animal Machine
Kölsch – Cassiopeya (feat. Gregor Schwellenbach)
Funkmasters – Love Money (Joey Negro Dubwise Revision)
Svida – Freerider
Space EchoGot It
Bart & Baker feat Kitten On The Keys – Keep Talking (Fare Soldi Extended Remix)
Till von Sein & Tigerskin – Let U
They Came from the Stars I Saw Them – Moon Song (Serge Santiágo Totally Different Mix)
Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Todd TerjeInspector Norse (Justin Van Der Volgen Remix)
Karl KlingDeep In The House Of Love (Les Professionnels Remix)
Ennio Morricone – For a few dollars more (Nelue Rework)
Goody GoodyNumber One DJ (JP Source Edit)
HNNYCaypio (Original Mix)
Yam Who?Find Out
Look At You (dj Steef Edit)
The NoodlemanSpellbound
Serge SantiágoStarship (Instrumental)
OsmoseYP Disco
Paul Soir feat Colton Benjamin – It’s Gotta Be You

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that. And if you want a copy of just JP Source’s mix, feel free to grab it here.

Gratias omnia,

folO Olof

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A couple of weeks a go my friend Akis contacted me suggesting that we make a mix together.  Something for the summer, now that it’s starting to warm up here on the northern hemisphere.  The only challenge is that Akis is in Greece and I in the northwest US, so we couldn’t very well get together and do it.  So we agreed on a concept, something to play on your way to the beach. We’d each do a mix, and then we’d combine them and make them available as one full set.  The result, I think, is lovely.

I urge you to download this and play it in your car, or out on the balcony.  Enjoy it with friends.  Play it with the volume up, and the windows down.

To find more from VinylAddicted, you can find him on Facebook and Twitter as well as he runs a blog detailing his awesome record collection at JustLoveVinyls.Blogspot.com.

All of our love and respect to the producers and musicians who made this music.

VinyAddicted:

1.  Roberto LodolaMarimba Do Mar (Vocal Version) (Let’s Get Lost) (LGL020)
2.  Mukat EditsSao Paulo Brazilian Groove Thang (Unreleased Instrumental Re-Edit) (Afrodisco Boogie Edits Vol 2) (Mukat Edits) (MUKAT EDITS 002) (LIMITED 500 Copies)
3. Late Nite Tuff GuyBless The Rains (Tuff Cut #001) (Tuff Cut) (TUFF001)  (White Label)
4. Beard In DustCan’t Get Enough (Cut Me Gently EP) (Whiskey Disco) (WD18)
5. Get Down EditsHeaven Sent (Get Down Edits Vol 4) (Get Down Edits) (GDE004)
6. TwICEHello Native (Black Aroma EP Vol 5) (Blend It! Records) (BLDT005)
7. Donny & MarieOn The Shelf (VinylAddicted Remastered) (Polydor Records) (PD14510) (Rare 7” Vinyl) (1978)
8. Gavin ChristopherThis Side Of Heaven (Outta Sight) (MSV-005) (7” Reissue)
9. CoffeeMy Turn Burn (Masters At Work Mix) (Madness In Funky Town EP) (Funky Town Records) (FT001) (Limited Clear Vinyl)
10. CyclistEverlasting Love (Beam Me Up Edits Vol 1) (Tripped Out Records) (TRIPPEDOUT001) (Limited Red Vinyl)
11. Black BoobyFill My Cup (Hot Scotch EP) (Black Booby) (BB-02) (2012)
12. Karim All The Joy That You Bring (Dope Beast Vol 1) (Dope Beasts) (DOPEBEATS001) (Limited Marbled Brown Vinyl)

dj ShmeeJay:

13. JimmyTheTwinParty Down  (Legendary Sound Research) (Legendary Edits 3 – Digital Release)
14. Tugboat EditsSend Me Away – (Renegade Reworks) (TBE1201) (LIMITED 400 Copies)
17. Rob Tex presents Jimi HendrixFoxy Dub (EDR) (EDR002) (7″ Vinyl)
20. Chris Rea Josephine (Fingerman‘s French Classic Edit) – SoundCloud
21. The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Buzz Compass Edit) – West Fulton Sessions Vol. 3 forthcoming on Glenview Records
22. The Gap BandOutstanding (Casual Encounters Edit) – SoundCloud
23. Mayer HawthorneThe Walk (Didier Banse Edit)  – SoundCloud
24. Melba MooreStanding Right Here (Get Down Edits Quick Fix) – SoundCloud

Fenestrae deorsum usque uolumen,

Olof folO

To download the mix directly click this link.

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