Something Else Radio!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rocking With You (Something Else! Radio 4-6-14)

R.I.P. DJ Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House

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Something Else! Intro - Dj T-Bird
Congo Beat the Drum (feat. Major Mackerel) - Kalbata & Mixmonster
Mal Final (Rare Version) - Champa & Clagad 13
Dubble Trubble - 45prince
Girl feat. Lyric L & Jazz Bailey (4di Remix) - Pugs Atomz
I Don't Mind the Waiting - Omar
Heavy Love Affair (Smash Heavy healin remix 2014) - Horace Silver/Marvin Gaye
Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix) - Michael Jackson
Sweet & Saccharine (Whiskey Barons Remix) - The Spandettes
Istanbul Disco - Company Freak
Tokyo Garden - Walter Jones
Can You Feel It - Mr Fingers

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tell Me A Bolivian Story (Something Else! Radio for 10-23-2014)

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Something Else! Intro - Dj T-Bird
You, Filthy Bastards! - Calibro 35
Bhangra V - Black Masala
Tell Me A Bedtime Story - Quincy Jones
Every Night (T-Bird ReTouch) - Paul McCartney
NY Is On Some Shhh (Video Dub Mix) - OBaH
Lost In Space (DJ Spinna dub) - Boston Rodriguez
Live From Vienna - Kbit
My Love ft. Jess Glynne (Extended) - Route 94
Pelican - Ivaylo
Tonight (OPOLOPO Boogie Bounce Tweak) - Kleeer
Up and In (Demarkus Lewis Remix) - Jason Mitchell
Adversity - Jasper Vibrant feat. Artsum
Bolivia (John Tejada Remix) - Daniel Troberg

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Zen Gardening (Something Else! for 3-10-14)

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Something Else! Intro - Dj T-Bird
These Seven - Kbit
Cavalier - Cuetec
Andre Leon Talley (Original 12 Mix) - Company Freak
C5 (Patchen's Yellow Fever Mix) - jdn
Love Glow - Luka feat Alison Crockett
LovestepTheme (Bass House Mix) - Daz-I-Kue
Happy - Speedometer
Misterioso (Featuring Giovanni Hidalgo & Jane Bunnett) - The Heavyweights Brass Band
Overseas call - Paul Mauriat Plus
Street Life (Moog & Scratch edit by Synapson) - The Crusaders
Nómada (Low Pressure Remix) - Indee Styla
Zen Garden (Ryoanji Temple Kyoto) - Tangerine Dream

When I was a kid one of the things I wanted to be was an astronaut.  I've always loved traveling and space has always been something that fascinated me, so I'm a sucker for tracks like Kbit's "These Seven" which uses bits from announcements about early space programs and even mentions one John H. GlennCuetec is someone I discovered because of Soundcloud.  He's from Berlin and often puts a nice sheen or gloss onto his tracks.  I almost don't want to know more about his production techniques because I'm a little afraid it would wreck my appreciation of what he does--it seems simple but beautiful.  I need to do my research on the namesake of "Andre Leon Talley," but it's a fun, retro-disco vibe that is a lot better done than a lot of tracks in this vibe right now.  There are lots of great remixes on this EP from Company Freak and I definitely plan to play more of them! "C5 (Patchen's Yellow Fever Mix)" by jdn is only one of several lovely tracks from their Night EP on Harmonious Discord--expect to hear more in the coming weeks.  South Africa is getting a reputation for making some great deep house and Luka is definitely part of that.  His Love Glow EP with US vocalist extraordinaire Alison Crockett is amazing, with the original version featured here and remixes by From P60 and sonic viking (conquering all in his path) Opolopo.  One of the main parts of the Bugz In the Attic/West-London sound is Daz-I-Kue who now calls Atlanta, Georgia home.  As a forbear of the music now called "bass" he's schooling the dubstep kids about the sound.  Pharrell Williams is indisputably a veteran hit songwriter/producer.  One of his more recent tunes of note is "Happy" which is featured in the movie Despicable Me 2 and is also on Mr. Williams' new album, Girl.  It has been so catchy that Freestyle Records' UK jazz/funk outfit Speedometer did a work-up of the tune.  Toronto's Heavyweights Brass Band takes the group outside the usual bounds of music for a group of this type with "Mysterioso"--a bit more of an afro-latin theme than the usual funking up of old standards or rock tunes (on album Brasstronomical, they also cover fellow Toronto band Rush's ode to their local airport, "YYZ.")  Frenchman Paul Mauriat Plus' "Overseas Call" sounds very much like a late 70s NYC session.  ...Because it is.  Many of the usual suspects of that time, Will Lee (bass,) Mike & Randy Brecker (sax & trumpet,) John Faddis (trumpet,) John Tropea (guitar) and even vocalist Gwen Guthrie are on the album.  "Street Life (Moog & Scratch edit by Synapson)" by The Crusaders is from the other coast (i.e., Los Angeles) but refreaked into something a bit more DJ-friendly (time-corrected & much shorter--the original version is over 11 minutes long.)  "Nómada (Low Pressure Remix)" by Indee Styla is Barcelona music with a Danish touch for the remix and the show wraps up with Berliner impressions of Japan, Tangerine Dream's "Zen Garden (Ryoanji Temple Kyoto.)"  While I'm not planning to be an astronaut any longer, I certainly travel enough with the sound palette...

...The Return (Something Else! for 2-25-14)

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Something Else! Intro - Dj T-Bird
Rock The Party - 13 Crew
Trouble Child - Akshin Alizadeh
Something To Believe - Flashbaxx feat. Tanja Proessler & Christoph Matyascheck
#DearDilla - Phife
Flipside - Everything But The Girl
Pipeline - Incredible Bongo Band
Look Before You Leap - Rockie Robbins
George Will Come Again (JN RE EDIT) - Mr Benson
Translocomotion (Psychemagik Remix) - Révolution Française
Leila (A Tribute to Mohamed Abdel Wahab) - Spy From Cairo
Persephone - Bavaria
Dream Clock - Weather Report
I'm Alright (Version) - Keith Hudson & King Tubby

Friday, February 28, 2014

New (and not so new) stuff!!

Los Chicos Altos feat. Palo Q'sea @ Marula Cafe BCN

A few things I wanted to mention:

1. Thursdays in Barcelona are interesting again!
     a. Missy Lys is the spot to start off the night.  In the basement of La Vietnamita (c/ Comerç 17, Barcelona--great food in the Born) is an aperitvo featuring the music of DJ Millie, tasty cocktails and all sorts of treats from the kitchen! Starts up at 20:30 and goes till 22:00.
     b. At 00hr, Professor Angel Sound and DJ Big Lips present their new event called Milkshake (El Latino at Teatre Principal--La Rambla 27, Barcelona.)  It is the place to club on Thursdays. Their old event, Bongo Lounge at La Paloma, is still spoken of in legendary terms.
     c. LIVE SHOW with Los Chicos Altos feat. Palo Q'sea this Thursday in Barcelona!  We will open up the night for Milkshake Thursday March 6 and later I will play a DJ set.  There are other surprises in store that night as well...

2. Something Else! Radio has returned!  Join me on my adventures trawling through my music collection at the top of this page or on Play.Fm.

3. I am writing music reviews for some great music blogs!
    a. is run by DJ, promoter and producer Atnarko
    b. You And The is the brainchild of DJ, producer and all-around great guy Sumsuch
I'm honored to be featured by these sites!

4. Don't forget to reguarly check out my "normal" (i.e., non-radio) mixsets and productions! Easy access for DJ sets and tracks.  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Back in the Big Room, January 25 @ KER...

Excited to be playing the main room in a proper Barcelona Disco again!  Thanks to Professor Angel Sound and his brother Big Lips (fka DeLippo) who put on The Saturday event DF.  Because this is Barcelona, I'm gonna have to bang it out a bit--but what's life without a bit of a challenge, eh?  Make it bang, but don't lose the soul...

So the details are on Resident Advisor and here's the flashy page for Ker Barcelona.  Below is a flyer with all the pertinent info as well (I happen to like this flyer a bit.)  If you are a veteran of the Barcelona club scene, you might remember this venue as Space... 

I've got a few mixes up of music from last year that might interest you, check the 2013 Wrap Up on my DJ Mixes page, House and Eclectic are on offer... These are tunes that were NOT made or remixed by myself or Los Chicos Altos.  Plenty of tracks forthcoming from that source! 
By the way, if you haven't checked out our latest EP on UrbanWorld Records, El Diablo Alegre, here it is!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Streets Are Alive (Something Else! for 9/5/13)

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Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks - Sugarfoot Stomp (Pete Rock Remix)
Yellowjackets - Sightseeing
Cheek - Avaimet Mun Kiesiin
Pops Jabu - Nyika (Izzy Wise Remix)
Madlib - Please Set Me At Ease (Hip Hop)
Michael Franti - Stay Human (Streets Are Alive Mix)
Meshell Ndegeocello - The Way
Love Trio In Dub - Lovers Rock feat. U-Roy (The Deadbeat Knockout)
Julie Dexter - The Plan (Bruk Step Mix)
SoulMetricSystem - Nairobie Boogie
Hansi - Brazillian Groove
Shur-I-Kan - DoggGoan
Teysel (Jay Louis) - Summer Is Gone
Dubblestandart Meets David Lynch & Lee "Scratch" Perry - Chrome Optimism (Antiserum Oxygene Pt.4 Remix)