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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 Swedish disco dons Drop Out Orchestra, and this show is just my favorite.

It’s hardly a secret that over the past decade Scandinavia has been the epicenter of the nu-disco scene, artists like Lindstrom and Prins Thomas turning out release after release that looked to the cosmos, sparkling like exploding nebula. For Sweden’s Drop Out Orchestra though escape velocity could be found not on the launchpad but in the equally transcendent sweat filled club scene of New York in the late 70s.

Taking their cues from original Disco pioneers such as MFSB as much as DFA, Drop Out Orchestra launched themselves onto the scene in 2008 with a seemingly endless supply of bootlegs, re-edits and covers that glittered like a frost covered mirror ball. Taking tracks by everyone from TLC and Daft Punk to Rick Astley and The Sex Pistols they transformed them into the kind of luxurious, gloriously sophisticated, and indeed soulful disco, that would have made Chic proud.

With their irresistibly taut and funky bass lines, satin sheet strings and never too much cowbell, The Drop Out Orchestra found themselves in demand as official remixes for both club scene peers such as Black Strobe and Flight Facilities and industry legends like Paul Weller. Meanwhile not content with just making other people’s music 100% more disco, original tracks, including collaborations with Ronika and LCD Soundsytem’s Nancy Whang, on labels like Eskimo Recordings and Gomma cementing their position as ones to watch.

Meanwhile whilst most their peers were transitioning to laptops and USB sticks, Drop Out Orchestra continue to bring live elements back into the dance music, not just in the studio but in the clubs too. Blurring the divide between live and DJ performances by incorporating live bass and electronics, a Drop Out Orchestra set is about as close to a guaranteed party starter as you’ll get in this business and seen them hand picked to play alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim to Gilles Peterson.

Drop Out Orchestra can also be found here: Facebook, Twitter, MixCloud, and Resident Advisor.

Drop Out Orchestra‘s set:

Sametinget – Saknadsdubben
Copycay – Unknown
Martin BrodinFunky Gura [MB Disco]
Kris MenaceMetropolis [Compuphonic]
Tal M. KleinThingy Blah Blah 303 [Paper Recordings]
Drop Out OrchestraWhere Is My Man
The Penelopes – This Is Not America (Miguel Campbell Club Version)
James CurdDisco Fool [Expolited]
Chris Massey feat. Courtnay ReddyOn The Run [Paper Recordings]
MoullinexOpen House (feat Tee Flowers) [Discotexas]
Sofa TalkGhanaian Bop [Paper Recordings]
Wuf Ticket – The Key (Cordycep Remix) [DOO Touch-up]
The XXOn Hold (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

Sandy Barber – I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) (Opolopo Rework) [BBE]
Nancy Wilson – Save Your Love (Seegweed Edit) [G.A.M.M.]
AdminYou’ve Got Me [Kolour LTD 10’s]
Substance Over Style (T&J Hookers Round We Go Chewy Dub)
Cody CurrieBeer Machine [Better Listen Records]
Vhyce – Love You More Each Day [Diggin’ Disco Deep]
David BowieMagic Dance (Ali Jamieson edit)
6th Borough Project The Weight [Roar Groove]
Ronny Hammond & The Washington Groovers – Magic Funk Attack
HotmoodIn A Disco [Wonderful Times]
Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love (Buzz Compass Re-Work)
Rick AstleyNever Gonna Give You Up (Drop Out Orchestra Dub)
Timmy ThomasWhy Can’t We Live Together (VinylAddicted Rework)

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 Drop Out Orchestra!’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Espania musica,

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 host Los Angeles based deejay William Reed, aka Pleasure Principle. From his roots growing up inside the Frankfurt, Germany electronic music scene to his iconic radio shows on KZON, KWSS, KNRJ & KRKQ and to his award-winning dance parties (French Kiss, Sticky Fingers, Pretty Vacant, Shake!, Adult Swim & Style Council) Los Angeles based Pleasure Principle has toured with and performed alongside The Juan Maclean, Aeroplane, RAC, Gigamesh, Penguin Prison, Midnight Magic, Oliver, Tiger & Woods, Tensnake, Holy Ghost!, Van She, Touch Sensitive, Anna Lunoe, Horse Meat Disco, Plastic Plates, BAIO, Nancy Wang , Ladytron, Sinden, Tommie Sunshine, Autoerotique, Classixx, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Girl Talk, Pet Shop Boys, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon and Paul Epworth.

Pleasure Principle is currently running residencies at Soho House, The Standard, Ace Hotel, Skybar, and Harvard & Stone in Los Angeles, as well as being the host of BalconyTV Los Angeles.

Also you can find more of Pleasure Principle on SoundCloud, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For DJ bookings contact either Info@DJPleasurePrinciple.com or Info@LAdjco.com.

Pleasure Principle‘s set:

David BowieFame (V‘s Bumpy Way To The Top Edit)
Dave GerrardWhat You Gonna Do Now
KNG EditsDamn Girl
Michael The Lion909’s and Herb (feat Sammy Bananas)
Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (V‘s No No No Edit)
The Laughing SpoonfulSummer In The City (V‘s Somesynth Edit)
Lonely D (Sleazy McQueen & VinylAddicted Rework)
The Funk DistrictGive It To You
KS FrenchIt Takes Two
Shreddie MurphyKendrick Ain’t Stressed
Shaka Loves YouTurn It Loose
David BowieGolden Years (Tim Fuchs Edit)

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The Jackson 5I Want Your Back (Dimitri From Brooklyn Edit)
Stephanie Mills Never Knew Love Like This Before (Late Nite Tuff Guy Muscle Mix)
St Germain So Flute (Mozambo Edit)
Janet JacksonPleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix)
Brenton WoodCatch You On The Rebound (B.G. Baarregaard Summer Rework)
VinylAddictedShining Bright
Secret Squirrel No 8 – A1
Curtis MayfieldMove on Up (Joe Malenda Rework)
Obas NenorLet It All Out feat Karolina
Magic Bahia (Selvagem & Carrot Green Edit)
Hanne – Mamy Blue (Coyote Edit)
Jerry Garcia BandRain

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 Pleasure Principle’s’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Voluptas principium,

folO Olof

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My December 2014 exclusive for the wonderful blog, AORdisco.blogspot.co.uk. If you are not familiar with the blog, do take some time to check them out. You will not be disappointed.

Brigitte Bardot & Sacha Distel – Tu Est Le Soleil De Ma Vie (You’re The Sunshine Of My Selector Retrodisco House Edit)
Fleetwood MacSara (Ursula1000 Rework)
Wings – Silly Love Songs (Serge Santiágo Extended Edit)
The Eagles – Disco Strangler (Fingerman‘s Edit For The Folks)
Queen feat. David BowieUnder Pressure (The Two Mamarrachos Summer 2010 Edit)
The Steve Miller Band – Swingtown (Leroc Sportif Edit)
The Rolling StonesUnder My Thumb (King Most Redirection)
The JamGhosts (Shams Rule Ya Bas Edit)
Glen A. Larson & Stu Phillips – Night Rider (Dave Allison Edit)
Chris Issak – Dubbed Out Games (Trente Møller‘s Unreleased Mix)
ForeignerUrgent (Redken Middle Of The Night Mix)
Kenny Rogers – Ruby (Tony Johns Barn Dance Edit)

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there.

Crevit amet accumsan,

folO Olof

 

 

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This is a mix tape I pulled together for my friend Bleepolar, who’s associated with PepperSoul in Bogotá, Colombia. Bleepolar doesn’t just play really fun  music, but he’s also a talented graphic designer.  You can check out some of his work on the PepperSoul website as well as on the Behance site.

Along with the mix there’s a brief interview of me on this site, but I don’t want to steal their thunder, so if you’re interested you can check that out here.

If it’s not obvious to you now, I am a big fan of doing these cross pollinating collaborations and it was a real pleasure being able to pull this together for my friend. I hope you enjoy.

Julie London Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast (Sex With Joan Collins Edit)
Patti AustinBaby Come To Me (Brendon P‘s ‘Dubbed Out’ Edit)
P-SOLDisco Gardens
Carsy LimonWhy (Laura Ingalls Your Love Edit)
Bobby CaldwellDown For The Third Time (Joey Negro‘s Down For The Fourth Time Edit)
Modo SolarNatural (Ultrafunk Patchworks Remix)
Sam Roberts Band We’re All In This Together (Youth Banda Remix)
David BowieGolden Years (Luxxury Edit)
Mayer Hawthorne w/ Kendrik LamarCrime (Suff Daddy Remix)
Marvin Gaye I Want You (KS French Classic Soul Edit)
Jean Carne – Dub That All It Was (Hober Mallow Dub Edit)
Julie London – Nice Girls Don’t Stay For Breakfast (Sex With Joan Collins Edit)

If you like this mix, please take the time to go to my Facebook page and ‘like’ me there. I certainly will like that.
Donec et ipsum et animos,
folO Olof
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