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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 US based producer Earwig. Earwig makes chunky, funky edits as a part of the Shoes Crew, dark and heavy ethnic beats with Broken Compass and also runs the edits/remix label Plimsoll Records. The Earwig solo palette includes elements of afro-latin, dub, and techy future vibes. Recent remixes for Tal M. Klein “House on the Left” and the Automats “Pass Me By” showcase the Shoe sound.

Also look for Earwig on SoundCloud and Discogs. Also you can find more about  Plimsoll Records on SoundCloud, MixCloud, Facebook, and Discogs.

Earwig (Shoes)‘s set:

Jackson do PandeirCapoeira Mata Um (Tahira – Buraco Velho Edit)
Universal Togetherness BandMissing You
7 SamuraiBahia
Greenwood Rhythm CoalitionCumbia Kukuchi
Sam & DaveHold On I’m Coming (Kingmost Redirection)
Nina Simone – Tanawey (Shoes Edit)
The Gospel Soul Revivals – If Jesus Came Today (Shoes Edit)
ShoesComputer Dub
Earwig – My Liver’s Prayer
Bunzu SoundsZinabu
The ViceroysHeart Made of Stone (On The Left) [Shoes Remix]
HawkeInside Job (Tal M. Klein Remix)
AirG.v.E.
Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraJerusalem
ShoesWarp Afrobeat Remix Project 1

dj ShmeeJay‘s set:

The MetersJust Kiss My Baby (Kiu D Re-Edit)
PoolsOne Of Thees Daze
Bobby McFerrinThinkin’ About Your Body (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
Olivia Newton JohnA Little More Love (Peech Edit)
Van MorrisonInto The Mystic (dj Steef Edit)
Bob Marley – Small Axe (Copycat Remix)
Bruce SpringsteenTougher Then The Rest (M. Vogel Remix)
Emuir DeodatoAlso Sprach Zarathustra (Keep Schtum ReEdit)
Al Green – I Think It’s For The Feeling (Disco Tech Edit)
Curtis MayfieldGive Me Your Love (Tangoterje Edit)
Patrice RushenWhere There Is Love (P-SOL Edit)
PtakiKrystyna
Todo Dia (Riccio Edit) [Messalina]

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 Shoe’s mix feel free to grab it here.

Bestiola (Calceus),

folO Olof

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