Archive for June, 2010

Untitled House Music Documentary

Untitled House Music Documentary

How does one accurately and clearly tell the story about present day House Music? This is the struggle I have had with this film since its inception. So rather than being one voice, the all knowing pontificator, I decided to let the people who matter tell the story: The DJs/Artists.

This is not only a movie about the music I love and care about, this is about the people who make it come alive. And hopefully through these stories, people will gain a new found appreciation and understanding of what House Music really is – which at the end of the day is all I really want to share with the people.

This is a movie created out of pure love and care for this music. Filming is almost done and editing has begun, but like the title of the film, everything is a constant work in progress. And as I interview more and more DJs and producers, their stories will continue to bend and shape itself into something I hope will be unique and never seen before.

Source: Steve Harnell – Untitled House Music Documentary

Untitled House Music Documentary Theatrical Trailer – 2:30 from 32Thirteen on Vimeo.

Untitled House Music Documentary Extended Trailer – 3:45 from 32Thirteen on Vimeo.

Untitled House Music Documentary Teaser – 1:36 from 32Thirteen on Vimeo.

Chromeo – Don’t Turn The Lights On


I have an older brother, his name is David and he has a band called Chromeo. You know this, right? I just need to make sure once in a while.

(Are you following them on twitter yet? They’re new in town.)

Chromeo have a new album just around the corner, and having witnessed the brick-by-brick assembly of that beast, I can’t wait for the world to hear it. Dave always sings me his songs before he records them. Somewhere on one of my old MiniDV tapes I have footage of him doing “Momma’s Boy” on the air-Wurli and air-bells when it was just in his head… I need to dig that up. But I digress. They recorded the new album at a studio just a few blocks from my apartment, so I’d go visit them every evening and was the go-to “how does this sound?” guy. I even tracked their vocals on one of the songs. But truthfully, the way they work is extremely self-contained. If they do reach out to someone on the outside, it’ll be some random saxophonist, which has happened a few times already.

Now it’s all done, and it is my pleasure to present to you: “Don’t Turn The Lights On”.

Source: A-Trak [Fool's Gold]

Don’t Turn The Lights On from Chromeo1 on Vimeo.

Señor Stereo – Unintentional EP

Senor Stereo

In the trend-heavy cyclical world of dance music, news is spreading fast of a fresh new production team that defies easy categorization. Señor Stereo is the collective consciousness of three young DJ/producers with a bold yet mature approach to party music. Using the history of disco as an anchor, Danny Daze, Gigamesh and Joe Maz have produced a debut album that successfully captures the many moods of the dance floor.The Unintentional EP is Señor Stereo’s first release on Slow Roast Records, a new imprint distributed by indie powerhouse Fool’s Gold. Containing five songs that range from moody jazz-tinged disco (Unintentional), to italo-influenced synth burners (I am the Beat, Simple Love, and Dancing Time), to upbeat disco-house (Hot Damn!), the Unintentional EP manages to be equally sophisticated and fun, mature and accessible, emotional and catchy.


Señor Stereo – Unintentional EP

To learn more about Señor Stereo, check out this recent Q&A (and some free downloads!) with the outfit here.

XLR8R Podcast 148: Moby – Old School Rave Mix


It’s easy to throw around words like ‘legend’ and ‘pioneer’ when talking about electronic music, and let’s face it, half the time people won’t say boo about these labels, most likely because they don’t know who they hell you’re talking about. But when it comes to true-blue dance music heavy-hitters, the kinds of artists that even your mom has heard of, it’s hard to top Moby. The man has changed a lot since getting his start making high-energy rave tunes in the early ’90s, but even as his music has morphed, changed, and, yes, mellowed, it’s always been clear that Moby still has a soft spot for that bygone era. Here at XLR8R, we’ve been itching for someone to do a classic rave mix, so we figured who better than Moby to put together a pumping session full of hyperactive synth stabs, feel-good piano melodies, whooshing hoover sounds, and endlessly pulsing beats. To our delight, he was up for the challenge, and the mix does not disappoint. Listen to the mix—we’ve had it on repeat since last week—and if you’re in the mood for more Moby DJ action, check out his recently released Wait for Me. Remixes! album on Mute, which features a Moby DJ set along with reworkings of songs from his last full-length.

Source: XLR8R

XLR8R Podcast 148: Moby – Old School Rave Mix

Track List

01 Messiah “Temple of Dreams” (Kickin)
02 Mentasm “I Need Release”
03 Altern8 “Frequency” (Network)
04 N-Joi “Mindflux” (RCA)
05 Ragga Twins “Hooligan 69″ (Shut Up and Dance)
06 Awesome 3 “Don’t Go” (City Beat)
07 Moby “Next is the E” (Instinct)
08 Hyper Go Go “High” (Hooj Choons)
09 Fierce Ruling Diva “You Gotta Believe” (React)
10 Bizarre Inc. “Playing With Knives” (Vinyl Solution)
11 Messiah “Xeroxed”
12 Dream Frequency “Feel So Real” (City Beat)

Voltage – All Night


Voltage is the newest bit of awesome to come out of Cut Copy’s Cutters Records. Produced by Nile Delta and Dan Whitford (Cut Copy), “All Night” sounds like something out of 2008 (think In Ghost Colours) and I mean that in the best way possible. Enjoy the original and nice little remix by Azari & III through the link below, but be sure to also check out the whole release with Munk, In Flagranti, Ilija Rudman and Turkish Prison on Beatport.


Voltage – All Night

VOLTAGE ‘ALL NIGHT’ TRAILER from Cutters Records on Vimeo.

Clubland Adventures – Ibiza Video Special

Clubland Adventures

Welcome to the Ibiza Special Edition of Clubland Adventures. Presented by Bob Sinclar and featuring the Defected Opening Party, IMS interviews with Erick Morillo & David Guetta, the F*** Me I’m Famous, Cadenza, Subliminal and Space Opening parties plus news about the Defected Live Weekend with The Shapeshifters.


Aeroplane – Breaking Up


Aeroplane have announced that they are to go their separate ways.

The Belgian duo of Vito De Luca and Stephen Fasano had become one of the most popular electronic disco acts on the circuit in recent years, impressing fans with a series of lush, grooving singles on the Eskimo imprint as well as raft of remixes for the likes of Grace Jones, Friendly Fires, Lindstrom and Sebastien Tellier.

Source: Resident Advisor

Aeroplane – Breaking Up

Dimitri From Paris – The Doyen Of Disco

Dimitri from Paris

The doyen of disco house Dimitri from Paris is back with his much-awaited compilation ‘Get Down with the Philly Sound’. The first of the double-CD set unearths definitive disco classics straight from the archives of legendary Philadelphia-based production duo Gamble & Huff. The second features the very same tracks reworked by Dimitri from long lost studio outtakes, with subtle finesse worthy of his reputation as the past decade’s remixer du jour.

For those who dismiss disco as deader than the goldfish in Disco Stu’s platform shoe, Dimitri is a high priest preaching to the unconverted. Dimitri himself was not always disco’s biggest fan. “I didn’t like the disco I heard when I was younger in the late ‘70s; I found it shallow and musically pretty poor,” Dimitri admits. “I thought that’s all there was to disco, until I discovered a record which was for me totally different – it really revolutionized my taste and became the thing I liked the most.”


Dimitri From Paris – The Doyen Of Disco

A-Trak – Jugular June/July Top 10 DJ Chart


A-Trak shares his first summer multi-genre DJ chart for the trainspotters and the advocates.

01. Ramadanman – Work Them [Swamp]
02. Kanye West – Power [Def Jam]
03. Ratatat – Neckbrace [XL]
04. Subskrpt – We’ll Be Fine [Dubsided]
05. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane [Warp]
06. Greenmoney feat. Lady Chann – Political Hype [Fool’s Gold]
07. Big Boi feat. Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown – Lookin For Ya [Def Jam]
08. Vado – Large On The Streets [N/A]
09. Jesse Rose – You Know It [Made To Play]
10. Donae’o – I’m Fly [N/A]


Defected – Playboy Sessions: Las Vegas

Playboy Sessions Las Vegas

Defected Records, a house music label based in the UK, and Playboy, one of the world’s leading lifestyle brands, have partnered once again to release the new “Playboy Sessions” series – a collection of CD mixes that captures the music and mystique of the world famous Playboy Club. The first title in the series is “Playboy Sessions: Las Vegas.”

The inspiration for the double CD mix comes from Las Vegas, the original ‘Sin City’ and the ultimate hedonistic party destination. In the heart of Vegas you’ll find a spectacular monument to the Playboy brand in the Playboy Club and Casino located on the 52nd floor of the Palms’ Fantasy Tower. The tower has a larger-than-life neon Playboy Rabbit Head overlooking the Las Vegas strip, and it is here where you will find the beautiful Playboy Bunnies as croupiers and cocktail servers, wearing updated Bunny Costumes specially designed by Roberto Cavalli. This new album is a reflection of the music played both outdoors at the Palms Casino Resort poolside cabanas and at the Playboy Club into the late hours of the evening. The CDs are split into two distinctively different mixes. “Palms Poolside” slows down the pace and brings a more relaxed tone featuring tracks from nu-disco king Tensnake, soulful house impresario Randy Rivera, and global house and breaks DJ Jean Jacques Smoothie (with a reworking of the classic track “2 People”). The second mix, “Playboy Club and Casino” is an upbeat mix of seductive vocals and intoxicating rhythm with tracks from the Shapeshifters, ATFC and Chocolate Puma, as well as summer anthems “Why Don’t You” by Gramaphonedzie and “Phazing” from Dirty South.

The release of “Playboy Sessions: Las Vegas” is part of Playboy’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Playboy Club and Playboy Bunny. Playboy also commemorated the milestone with a uniquely-commissioned art exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum; a retrospective features in the July issue of the magazine and on and Playboy Radio; newly-designed Bunny-inspired merchandise available at; and the highlight of the celebration – more than 50 Playboy Club parties around the world on June 10 and 11, 2010.

Future “Playboy Sessions” albums in the destination series are planned as Playboy continues to expand its presence in clubs and casinos around the globe. Defected Records past collaborations included the release of “Bob Sinclar: Live at the Playboy Mansion” and “Dimitri from Paris: Return to the Playboy Mansion.”

Source: Defected Records Press

Defected – Playboy Sessions: Las Vegas