When it comes to buying records, especially when you look at it from an investment point of view, a reputable dealer for vinyl is the equivalent to buying a second hand Rolex from an actual watchsmith. You know the product that you will be receiving will be just as described unlike many dealers that list as mint only to arrive in a vg condition. One such reputable dealer that we’ve bought from on numerous occasions is Craig Moerer. Craig has been in the business for close to 40 years dealing records, specifically high grade records to buyers and always goes above and beyond when packing and mailing. Here’s a short video on the history of his once one man operation turned into a fully staffed operation.
Depending on your tastes, who you ask or what you hear, there’s always that flip side of a 7” that doesn’t quite get as much play or recognition as the other. Weather it be a difference in tempo or style, there’s something about opting to go with the lesser known cut that always says something about the DJ who throws it on. So we’ve decided start a new series which looks at the flip side which very well maybe just as good if not better than other.
We’ve been meaning to cover the UK’s DJ Sigher’s new series of Super Disco Edits for a bit now so what better time and place to start then the present. Sigher has released a perfectly crafted Disco edit titled “Let Yourself Go” which sounds great on the decks and behind a sound system. There are a lot of people with computers these days doing so called edits but DJ Sigher really went the extra mile by doing more than just extending the break, but actually reworking some portions and giving us a properly 7” pressing.
This past weekends 8th Wonder James Brown party went down as another sure shot for the history books. The good peoples of More Than Enough opened up their doors and allowed us to take over the night once again this year and we thank you. Despite extremely bad weather, snow and temperatures in the teens, the people needed their James Brown fix and came out to party with us. Kamui Sumida and Skeme Richards opened up the night and got things rolling just in time for our guest DJ’s Chairman Mao and Monk One to go into overtime as they pulled gem after gem of JB hits, classics and rarities which is always a pleasure to see and hear. We want to thank everyone that left their warm homes to brave the elements to get funky with us. Extra thanks to our onsite photographer Still1 for capturing the night. Be sure to check the flicks below.
Making it’s Soundcloud debut last year and finally being released on 7” this past week is the Pete Rock & CL Smooth “Ghettos of The Mind” remix by those two wild and crazy (remix) guys, Freqnik & WDRE. Not sure how many of you understand that two wild and crazy guys starring Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd Saturday Night Live reference but anyway. The duo of Freqnik & WDRE are like the Martin and Ackroyd of the production world always delivering the dopest remixes and super official Hip Hop productions they way it’s supposed to be done. And this new 7” does not disappoint. Be sure to do yourself a favor and scoop up a copy before it’s gone.
We love classic television shows, we love Grindhouse, Exploitation and Kung Fu films but we really love the thought of these elements being combined and shown on a television network. We it looks like our ideal network has come true as filmmaker Robert Rodriquez has launched his own network based around the same things we love and then some. El Rey is a new television network based around Grindhouse films, classic television shows and other special programming. So far the line up looks great with shows like Starsky & Hutch and The X-Files, movies like Jack Hill’s “Switchblade Sisters” and Shaw Brothers classics, Heroes of The East and Vengeance. With most networks running the same reality shows, this is a welcome addition to our daily routine.
Flea Market Funk’s DJ Prestige and our very own Skeme Richards have teamed up to present a special Valentine’s mix for all you cheapskates out there that either didn’t or forget to get a card or gift for that special someone. We understand the economy is in a bad state and your pockets might be filled with lint, so they’ve pulled a bunch of “cheap forty fives” and crafted this mix for you to give and show just how much you really care. While most people are on the hunt for the rare and expensive, they’ve opted to stick with the good and timeless classics that never get old. So sit back and enjoy Cheap Forty Fives, it didn’t cost us much but it will make the world of difference if you decide to show up to the door empty handed.
Friday night is quickly approaching which means it’s time for one of our favorite Los Angeles events, Rendezvous at the Hyperion Tavern. We’ve given you the rundown in the past but just in case you’ve forgotten, Rendezvous is a night dedicated to DJ’s spinning Soundtracks, Library LP’s, Scores, Cinematic bits and of course visuals to go along with the theme of the night. Every 2nd Friday of the month you’re in for a treat as DJ Alfonso, George Ben-Sun (AM Sounds), Adrian Younge, Giacomo and Carlos Rossi team up to bring you a very unique night and unlike any other for those that want to dig just a little deeper than your usual weekend dance party. They’ve put together a brand new trailer for 2014 which captures the experience that you can expect from a night at Rendezvous.
When it comes to showing a great selection of Kung Fu, Blaxploitation, Horror, Sexploitation and other Grindhouse flicks on the big screen in the Philadelphia area, no one does it better than Exhumed Films. Next week they will be presenting a classic 1970’s double feature consisting of Gang Wars (AKA The Devil’s Express) and Death Promise both shown in 35mm at the International House Philadelphia.