Universal Cave Records returns with another “f*ck me man, this sh*t is heavy” slice of 7” goodness and this time they’ve pulled the talents of Philadelphia DJ / Digging duo D. Lord and Werner Williams to split sides. D. Lord’s “Start the World” is a heavy euro disco funk number with running clav and a bass groove that knocks behind a sound system exactly the way it’s supposed to.
Oh man, Jorun Bombay is back on the boards and delivering a one two punch with the latest double sider from Soundweight Records. We’re not fond of people reworking, remixing or editing anything tune from the Soul Brother #1’s catalog but if there’s anyone that we have faith in to do it justice, it’s definitely Jorun Bombay. The A-side features a classy edit of James Browns Funky Drummer that doesn’t stray too far from the original and keeping the necessary components intact. He totally gave it a nice overall that will rock floors for years to come. The B-side kicks things off in high gear with an up-tempo gem featuring vocals from Ghettosocks and Timbuk with “Rock The Diskotek” while slicing and dicing a nice assortment of very familiar Hip Hop samples. Do you need this? Yes, and doubles are a must. Limited to 300 copies and pre-orders are now available. Continue reading
The one thing that annoys us about the world is that everyone claims to be a DJ, the one thing that we love about Japan is that everyone’s a DJ, most have great music tastes and it’s DJ culture survives in not only selling vinyl but other areas around the culture as well such producing quality DJ bags for toting those records from gig to gig. Bag manufacturer Head Porter has constructed a new durable, heat and abrasion resistant ballistic nylon bag built to comfortably withstand frequent use. Manufactured by Yoshida Kaban, the bag holds up to 50 12” records inside, an amply cushioned liner and features a smaller compartment on the front as well as a sizeable two-way zip compartment above the bags main opening to store headphones and other accessories. Continue reading
This Saturday night Skeme Richards makes his second appearance to Metrockride at club Family in for an evening of DJ’s, live performances and producers showcase at this monthly gathering. There’s always so much talent packed inside this intimate venue and we’re honored that Skeme was invited back once again to join in. You’ve got to love their tag line for the event, The Expansion of The Music, Based on The Sound of Blackness!! That sounds like the place where we need to be.
This week marks the final one of Skeme Richards Japan Tour and this Thursday night Ucess Lounge in Shibuya welcomes Skeme Richards to the decks to spin a special all 45 Hip Hop set. Now, we all know that Skeme Richards prefers his Hip Hop on 12” but when duty calls he’s always up for the job. Rocking classic and new Hip Hop with an assortment of breaks thrown in between. Continue reading
This Friday we kick off the second half of our double feature event as WahWah meets Hot Peas & Butta in Tokyo. This past Saturday we threw the first installment in Osaka with an all-star line up of DJ’s and this week we continue with our regularly scheduled program at The Room in Shibuya. WahWah DJ’s invite our very own Skeme Richards to share the decks once again this year for an evening of old to the new, funky, soulful and jazzy sounds. As always, WahWah and Hot Peas & Butta value the sounds of analog recordings so this will be an all vinyl affair. Continue reading
The folks over at LA’s most unique audio / visual cinematic experience party, RENDEZVOUS! are back at it again this Friday night and hosting a screening in conjunction with Cinema Epoch of Eurocrime! Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the 70’s is a historical documentary covering the best films from the genre that set a new standard in film making. The presentation will begin at 8pm then immediately following is business as usual as the resident DJ team will be playing your favorite poliziotteschi soundtrack cues, Eurocrime cuts and other library lusciousness.
This Tuesday night, Skeme Richards will be starting the holiday festivities off on the early side at the Flamingo GARAGE in Shibuya with the Xmas Special. Spinning an assortment of gems and treats for the dance floor alongside DJ’s Ryo Anijha and DJ Latin Madagascardj.
This Thursday night, December 11th The Deuce takes you back to the 42nd Street palace of sword and sandal rejects and chop socky imports, the Empire Theater with a special 35mm screening of The Mystery of Chess Boxing. This is one of the key films that kicked off the Wu Tang Clan movement in the early 90’s and stars the original villain, the Ghostface Killer. Guest curator for this months screening Dan Halsted (of Portland’s Hollywood Theater) submitted this print from his personal collection which also happens to be the only one in existence which makes this even more of a special must attend evening.
This Thursday I join my Philly sister Steph Pockets who happens to be on her 10th year anniversary Japan tour at My Favorite Soul alongside an amazing line up of resident DJ’s, live painting by KIO and host band, 45trio. The concept of this edition of the party musically is Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz under 100bpm, which creates a totally different vibe than a usual night of head bangers. There’s always tons of great artists and a who’s who line up of creatives in attendance at these events so definitely looking forward to bringing that Philly soul with my fam, Steph Pockets.