Roll one up and tune for episode 22 of Deep & Dusted, as Tee Cardaci takes you on a trip through dub, disco, funk, afro, deep house, Italo, boogie and and even a few Turkish delights. Enjoy!
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01 The Groovers – Piratical Dub
02 Lucky Sun – Dreamin
03 Delegation – For The Love of Honey
04 Leftside Wobble – Start Again And Rip It
05 Kariya – Let Me Love You For Tonight (Cinema City/Copycat Retake)
06 Sharon Redd – Handle It (JKriv’s Razor-N-Tape Dub)
07 Jose James – Trouble (J Boogie Mix)
08 Paul Carey – Bae Love
09 Soul II Soul – Jazzie’s Groove (Alkalino No Horns Version)
10 Gavin Hardkiss feat. Kathryn Keats – Utopia Euphoria
11 Patrice Rushen – Number One (Fingerman’s Classic Edit)
12 One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music (Dimitrios and the Music Medicine Mystic Number Birthday Edit)
13 Billy Frazier – Billy Who? (Situation’s Billy Groove Edit)
14 Nese Karaböcek – Yali Yali (Todd Terje Edit)
15 Gaye Su Akyol – Cehennem Meyhanesi (Red Axes feat. O. Behr Edit)
16 Mr. Flagio – Take A Chance (Edit)
17 Tone of Arc – Sundust
18 Love Drop – To Prove My Love
19 Pomo – Blue Soda Pt.1
20 Newman – Boogie Thing (Original Mix)
21 Atsushi Yano – Solid Gold
22 Biddu Orchestra – Funky Tropical (Benjamin Ferreira e Bernardo Pinheiro Edit)
23 Mørk – Tour de Senja (Kohib Remix)
24 Moodymann – Black Mahogani (Paul Najera & Jr Quijada’s Late Night Jackin Edit)
25 The Blunted Dummies – House For All (JEPE BLK Edit)
26 Mike Frugaletti feat. Alamo Leal – Freak Ride (Bubble & Squeak Disco Edit)
27 Leftside Wobble & Guy Williams – Pocket Angel
28 Azymuth – Jazz Carnival (Ashley Beedle and Yam Who? Remix)
29 Lucio Battisti – Il Veliero (Vhyce & Marino Edit)
30 Bryan Ferry – Avonmore (Idjut Boys Remix)
31 ? – Amor (Selvagem Edit)
Tomorrow, Friday, March 11, I'll be returning to play a guest set on one of my favorite mix shows, Freak Da Funk, hosted by Steve "Griffo" Grifiths. I've got some great new house tunes in the bag, many produced by folks I'm happy to call friends.
I plan on dropping an as yet unreleased joint by my man, Hesohi, off his new album due out April 1st. I've also got a tasty Hesohi edit lined up of Brazilian bossanova legend, Elis Regina, that he was kind of enough to send me. We were flat mates back in San Francisco and I couldn't be happier to see him returning to top form!
I've also got a couple tracks picked out, emanating from Berlin's thriving underground (comprised, in no small part, of SF transplants!), including new material from Jamaica Suk, Kenneth Scott as well as a trippy new release off the high quality, vinyl only label, Blank Slate, run by my man, Kamal Naeem.
But, really, I want to talk a bit about the man behind the show. Steve Griffiths has been an unsung hero of the underground UK house scene since before some of you were born. His career extends back to the acid filled late 80's, where he held down notable residencies in his beloved Birmingham; places like Raymondo's, Bonkers, Que Club and Splosh! Over the years, he's never ceased to continue to push forward his concept of "deep and wide" house music, a sentiment that well encapsulates the breadth of his styles that he displays from within the booth.
In addition to his turns behind the decks, Griffo also stays busy in the studio from his adopted home of Cordoba, Spain, releasing tracks under more aliases than Klaus Barbie, as Carter USM might say. Flow Mechanik, Wolf Hackmine, Second City Firsts, Brummie Blagger and
Rafa La Rocka are all the work of one man, each personality devised to personify one facet of his multidimensional approach to house.
As if all this weren't enough, the man maintains a frantic schedule of hosting several regular radio shows such as Fluid on Deep Vibes Radio, while still finding time to turn in guest spots on many others. All in days work for one of the hardest working djs you might not have heard of. Until now.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow to see what we get up to! Steve will probably play the first hour before turning the controls over to me for the second before he wraps up the final hour. All of this will be streaming world wide on the site of My House Your House Radio or via their apps (available for iPhone and Android). Tune in and turn on!
Show airs 11AM on the West Coast, 2PM on the East Coast, 4PM here in Rio and 7PM in the UK.
This Saturday, January 30, I couldn't be more excited about the return of the Botafogo Social Club here in Rio! Founded in 2010 by Doug Gray, Mike Frugaletti, Jan Roldanus, Dan Markham and myself, the party went on hiatus after life took us all in different directions. Although I'll be the only original member playing, we have a seriously heavy weight line up to blow the roof of Bola Preta in Lapa!
In addition to local support from home town heroes, Alex Paz (Disco Godfathers), Daniel Juca (Bangarang Sound System) and DJ Pachu, we welcome UK producer & DJ, Pogo! As if that weren't enough, topping the bill is the one and only Keb Darge, direct from London.
This will be Keb's first ever trip to Brazil and first ever show in Rio and we could not be more hyped to host him at our little night! He was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions ahead of his first South American adventure. Enjoy!
Hey, Keb. How you doing, mate? How are things in London?
London is cold and miserable.. but good for getting work. I do miss my paradise island in the Philippines though.
Well, we've got plenty of sun waiting for you down here! A lot your fans here came to know you through your various compilations on BBE and projects with Pete Rock, DJ Shadow and Kenny Dope . Any new projects coming up that we can look forward to hearing?
I just finished doing a sixties garage comp for BBE with my old buddy Cut Chemist. It should be out in a month or two. That will be the start of a wee burst of garage comps. I know DJ Shadow has a bloody good collection of garage 45’s too, so I’m going to chase him to also do one with me when he gets the time.
You've been in the game quite some time now. It would be hard to imagine that you're still playing the same records that got you excited 10 or 20 years ago. What sounds are doing it for you these days?
I started life on the northern soul scene over 40 years ago. Back then it was all about new discoveries. Me and my mates would travel hundreds of miles every weekend just to hear certain DJ’s who had a good turnover of tunes. I got a thrill then out of hearing great tunes that I didn’t know, and I am the same today. I probably have it in my head that everybody gets excited by hearing great records they don’t know.. ha ha ha. I know I am wrong there, but I think there are enough people like this to keep me happy as a DJ.
You are quite correct of course. Towards the end of Deep Funk I found myself really bored because of the shortage of great new discoveries. I didn’t want to do the easy job of playing established tunes over and over. I did in all honesty also get bored with the sound of funk in general too. About 12 years ago I started Lost and Found at Madame Jo Jo’s to play my Rockabilly, Fifties R&B, and a few Northern Soul records at. It was a whooping success, but then that meant that I ploughed through those records too. Luckily on the Rockabilly side of things there are plenty new bands making great new tunes, which excite me. Not so many Fifties R&B style bands though. Only the Dap Tone stable seem to satisfy my sixties Soul ear, and I can’t afford the $10,000 price tag that the one great new Soul discovery to turn up each year demands.
Just over two years ago I thought to myself there must be some good white northern soul records that that scene had ignored as they had introduced silly rules as to what could be accepted. Back in the seventies there had been a few wild tunes played on that scene like The 7 Dwarfs “Stop Girl”, or Burning Bush “Keeps on Burning”. That sound had disappeared, but I thought there must be hundreds of records like those that hadn’t been touched. I got onto my record dealer mates worldwide, and they all kept saying “Oh yeah Keb, you’ll want Sixties Garage then”. I thought naaah !!! Sixties Garage is all hippie shit isn’t it ? How wrong I was. A couple of the dealers I had been buying Soul, Funk, and Rockabilly from turned out to be the world’s greatest collectors of Garage. They blew my head off with the first few tunes they recommended. I then found out there was a large’ish collectors scene for this music, but it had not really crossed over to a club scene. The mods had dabbled in it, but then they went all R&B, Soul, and Ska. I then discovered that there are bloody thousands of these records to be had.
Excitement again entered my DJ head, and it seems to be the same on the dancefloors. I’ve played the stuff now in clubs from the Far East to the Middle East, and all over Europe, and it always goes down a storm. The promoter in Beirut summed it up when he said “it is like a breath of fresh air, and the girls love it” ha ha ha.
We're definitely looking forward to a 60's garage education! Any special new acquisitions in the record box that you could share with us? Anything that might be making the trip down to Brazil with you? And, if you don't mind us asking, what did that set you back?
Virtually every record I will be taking is a new acquisition. I sold probably over $70,000 worth of rare Rockabilly to get money to buy Garage records last year. I have gone wild on the stuff, and happily have a long way to go before I get bored again. I’m at that age where I will probably die before I get all the Garage I want. If you want a silly example, then I paid $2,333 in an auction for The Savoys “Can it Be”, but what a fuckin tune. There is a bootleg you can get for $10, but it sounds shit in comparison to the original.
Jayzus! That's worth the price of admission, just to be able to hear something that rare in person! Honored you'll be sharing it with us! So, after four decades behind the decks, this will be your first trip to Brazil! How are you feeling about that? Excited? Anything you're especially looking forward to?
I am indeed excited. I have it in my head that Brazil is full of people that love to dance, and are not so big on posing. I am happy in London if 50% of the crowd get what I am doing, as I know a lot here just go to clubs to pose, take selfies, and chase girls or boys. However I imagine Brazil as being like Japan, or the UK in seventies where everybody is there for the music, and the dancing. I am also looking forward to seeing sunshine again.
We do like to dance! Any last message to your fans here that are planning to come out and get down with you this Saturday?
I will not be playing a Funk and Soul set. I’ll let the other DJ’s do that. However if you are into great danceable tunes that you might not know, I will satisfy that need for you.
Got it! We plan on just letting you do your thing! Thanks a mil, Keb, and see you Saturday!
Botafogo Social Club Presents Keb Darge
With Support From DJ's Pogo (UK), Pachu (Rio), Daniel Juca (Bangarang Sound System), Alex Paz (Disco Godfathers), Tee Cardaci (Botafogo Social Club)
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Door open at 10pm
Bola Preta - Rua da Relação, 3, Lapa - RJ
R$ 30 lista amiga // R$ 40 sem lista
I had the pleasure of guesting on one of my favortite shows recently, Freak Da Funk. The show, which airs on the always solid My House Your House Radio, is produced and hosted by Steve Griffo Griffiths aka Flow Mechanik. Steve's days behind the decks extend back to 80's Birmingham, a true veteran. My set starts on hour in and last an hour but the whole three hour show is well worth a listen! Much thanks to Steve for having me on!
Mike and I are super hyped to be coming back to play Pacha in Buzios tomorrow night, April 2nd, for Gabriel Guimarães' new festa, Musik Licht (The Underground Side of Pacha)! We'll be rocking the main room, beginning at 2:30 am, which will be then be my birthday! What a great way to celebrate my last year in my 30's and the beginning of my 24th year behind the decks!
I can't say enough about how much fun I've been having with this new project, Mikalsky & Cardaci. My partner in crime, Mike Mikalsky, brings a more tech influenced sensibility to the mix and the dynamic that is created when we play back to back is electric. Come see for your self and party with me tomorrow night for my birthday!
If you haven't already, check out our mix, "From Leme, With Love", below!
I've been having a great time recently with this new DJ project I'm a part of, along with my friend, Mike Mikalsky. Mike is originally from Poland but moved to Rio de Janeiro from London. It was here in Rio that we met and began playing together. Our sound is an interesting mix of my disco and deep house influences with Mike's love of darker and more techno influenced house sounds. We've been playing out regularly as of late but our biggest gig to date will happen when we play the main room at Pacha in Buzios on April 2nd. As our set will also fall on my birthday (April 3), I'm even more excited! Look for Mikalsky & Cardaci to be coming to a city near you soon and, if you're a promoter, get in touch! Until then, enjoy our recent promo mix below!
Slight re-edit of the Paradise Garage classic, Padlock, by Gwen Guthrie (aka First Lady of the Paradise Garage), with Sly & Robbie on the production and Larry Levan assisting in the mix.
A bit of slicing, some rearranging, extending, playing around with some slight overdubbing and some slight added percussion, is what's here. This is one of those tracks that I started and thought, "no, i shouldn't touch it" and then I left it alone. I just came back to it again and decided I'd finish what I'd started and upload it, if for no other reason than someone might discover this amazing tune for the first time. Enjoy!
It's a big holiday weekend coming up in Rio and I have two big gigs tonight and Thursday. I'm really excited about them both but they couldn't be more different. There's a paragraph in my bio that reads as follows:
From his current home base in Rio de Janeiro, Cardaci plays at the most exclusive spots in the city. But he also maintains his healthy connection to the underground, playing free parties from the beaches of Ipanema to high atop the favelas.
Never has this been more true than the next two days with tonights's gig taking place high above downtown in the favela of Morro dos Prazeres and Thursday night's party taking place at the season opener for the legendary Pacha in Buzios. Here's a bit more about each event. If you're around, it would be great to see you at one or the other!
Wednesday, November 19th
Morro dos Prazeres
I'm honored to be invited to play Black Santa, a free party on Morro dos Prazeres dedicated to funk, soul, afrobeat, latin and other permutations of the African sonic diaspora. Seeing as it's a holiday in Rio, celebrating the life of Zumbi, an escaped slave that set up his own scene for other escaped slaves, it's a real honor to be invited to dj this event. It's free, the view is amazing and the last event pulled in over a thousand people! Things kick off around 8PM and I'll go on sometime after 1AM. Facebook invite below.
Black Santa :: Morro dos Prazeres
Thursday, November 20th
Thursday night, we'll be taking over the second room of Pacha in Buzios as part of their season opener weekend! Me and my man, Mike Mikalsky of Eatme will be playing back to back all night so expect everything from disco and deep house to techno. I love when you get a night that allows to to stretch out and really go on a trip. This night will definitely be a trip! If you see this in time, hit me up for VIP guest list, just 'cause I love you :)
Pacha Gold, Buzios
Although compared to bigger, more established artists, it may not seem like a lot but, when I created a Soundcloud account a few years ago, I honestly never expected I'd see this day. Without any marketing or promotion to speak of (and absolutely no "pay for play" bullshit), the play count on my account has just ticked over 100,000 plays. This was only possible thanks to all the people that took the time to listen to my tracks, follow me, comment on and share them. Thanks also to all the bloggers out there who discovered my stuff organically and bothered to write about it, helping to grow my audience further. A massive shout going out as well to all the djs, such as Kev Beadle, who featured my tracks and edits on their radio shows! I'm truly thankful for all of your support!
As a "thank you" to everyone that has supported me this far, I have a special original track I'm giving away today. This track is special to me because of the story behind it. It features the soulful vocals of Rogiérs Fibby, a guy who grew up in my neighborhood outside of Washington DC and who was actually in my brothers class in elementary school. Through the internet, we reconnected a little while back, appreciating the fact that, since we had seen each other last (in the 80's!), we had both been pursuing our dreams in music. We discussed the idea of a collaboration for a while and one day he sent me this acapela to check out. I was blown away. So much emotion and depth in his voice and delivery. I built a dark and dubby house track around it that, to me, fit the moodiness of his soulful vocals and words of the song. Today, we're giving it away free as a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who's been with me this far. If you dig it, "liking", "sharing" and commenting is always appreciated and helps me build my audience just a little bit more. Here's to the next 100k!
Also, please take a minute to learn more about this talented neo soul vocalist making his mark on the scene. You can visit Rogiérs site here and follow him on twitter at @rogiers1. Thanks, Rogiérs, for trusting me with your song :)
Much love and thanks to you all for supporting independent artists and underground music!
Really pleased to announce that Mike Mikalsky, Nico Martinez and I will be doing a 7+ hour B2B2B set at Pacha Buzios for their opening party on November 20th! Me and the other two monkeys pictured above plan to bring the heat! I can't promise what you might see there but you definitely will "hear no evil". Expect some proper deep house with some forays into techno and a special sunrise session guaranteed to take you there! Cosmic, beach-side bliss!
If you follow my blog and happen to be in Brazil, hit me up for guest list. I've got a few spots left for anyone that wants to get down with us! Should be a fun night!
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