I'm really excited to be playing the 12th edition of Rio's epic vinyl fair this Sunday, November 9th! In addition to vendors from all over Rio, my man, Marcello MB Groove from Vinil é Arte, has curated a dope line up of djs to provide killer tunes throughout the day. I'll be playing from 12:15pm, just after homie, Alex Paz, opens up the event. Stick around for great djs like São Paulo's DJ Nuts dropping the rare wax while you shop for records, tee shirts and turntables! Here's the details below. Hope to see you there!
Time: 11:30 am to 8 pm
Location: Instituto Bennett
Address: Rua Marquês de Abrantes, 55, Flamengo (close to the metro)
Entrance: 1 kg of non perishable food (rice, beans, etc.)
DJ Line up >>
11:40 > ALEXANDRE ALMEIDA
12:15 > TEE CADARCI
12:50 > MONTANO
13:25 > DUDU DUB
14:00 > JAILSON DJ & JUAN DJ
14:50 > GUSTAVO MAGOO
15:25 > OTAVIO MACHADO
16:00 > DJ NUTS
16:35 > JOHN CHARALAMBIDES (USA)
17:10 > MARCELINHO MG
17:45 > ANDRE CORYSCO
18:20 > TITO FIGUEIREDO
18:55 > TATA OGAN
19:30 > JOAO PINAUD
The buzz continues to grow for my remix of The Elder Statesman's, Montreux Sunrise, out now on Brooklyn-based label Bastard Jazz's Hear No Evil 3 compilation! The fine folks over at the French music site, Delicieuse Musique, have picked my little remix as their fave off the whole ep. Considering the other artists on this comp are some of my favorite producers at the moment, I 'm humbled and honored! Merci beaucoup!
Buy Hear No Evil 3 on the Bastard Jazz Bandcamp page or other fine digital outlets!
Well, damn, if this hasn't made my day! None other than the man, Kev Beadle, has chosen my remix of The Elder Statesman's, Montreux Sunrise for his Mind Fluid radio show!
By some chance you're unaware of Mr. Beadle and his 30 year history as a jazz, funk, soul and electronic music taste maker, take a look at a bit from his bio:
"In that time he has been involved in many aspects of the music industry from running his own successful record label – Clean Up Records in the late 90’s, retail, distribution, promotion and more recent years event consultant for the legendary Southport Weekender and SunceBeat Festival in Croatia.
With a compilation discography in double figures, he has put together some well received compilation albums for labels like Blue Note, Cadet and BBE."
Shout out to DJ Lil Tiger and Empanadamn from the Impulse Travels radio show for showing some love to my Ipanema Sunrise Remix of The Elder Statesman's new track, Montreux Sunrise. They were kind enough to drop my remix into this weeks episode (9/23/14), which airs on WHCR 90.3fm in Harlem, NYC and Traklife Radio in downtown Los Angeles. Listen to the full show here and skip to 52:10 if you want to hear them try and pronounce my name ;)
Even better, go buy Tee Cardaci's Ipanema Sunrise Remix now via Bandcamp, Beatport, iTunes or Amazon. Hear No Evil Vol. 3 is out now via Bastard Jazz!
I'm really excited to announce my remix of The Elder Statesman's "Montreux Sunrise" is out today on my favorite label, Bastard Jazz! This was really a labor of love and kind of a unique story about how it came about. When I heard the original, produced by New Zealand's Lord Echo, I knew I had to put my touch on it. To the original composition of double bass (played by Daniel Yeabsley), piano (played by Christopher Yeabsley) and snare (Lord Echo) I added some light brasilian touches, creating a sort of slomo disco bossa jazz affair. I uploaded it to my soundcloud and sent it on to the label just to check out. To my surprise, Aaron, who runs the label, got right back to me saying he dug the vibe and that he was going to pass it on to Lord Echo to check out. I was pretty happy with this alone but when I got a message a few days later saying that Lord Echo really dug it too and that they wanted to release on an upcoming ep, I was, needless to say, delighted! You can hear my "Ipanema Sunrise Remix" below and, for a mere FOUR BUCKS you can buy the whole ep, featuring great music from Lord Echo, Captain Planet and Nick Wisdom. Pick it up directly from the label's page on Bandcamp!
It's been a while since I've posted a new edit but hopefully this tune was worth the wait! Go download it now for free and, as always, support the original artist!
New Zealand's Lord Echo has been a favorite of mine since I first laid ears on him. His cover of Sister Sledge's Thinking of You has been my go-to closer on many gigs during my last two European tours and his newest album, Curiosities, as left my turntable only momentarily since it's release. His soul/jazz/disco/reggae-tinged tunes transcend genres and description. They are, quite simply, sublime and divine .... everything that good music should be.
There's not much to say about this edit, other than it is an extension of the all too brief original (itself a cover of the Leon Thomas masterpiece). Just a bit of razor work to extend it out for my own Dj use and some slight play with the vocals during the climax... and, in the beginning, I added the bells from the Leon Thomas version in a nod to the original. Enjoy!
Today marks one year since the passing of Scott Hardkiss. His memory has not faded and the impact he has had on many of us is still reverberates.
In the wake of his passing, many memorials were written, including my own, and several tribute mixes were released. As the one year anniversary approached, I was contacted by a kindred spirit on the other side of the globe who was as influenced by Hardkiss as I was, although we had never actually met in person. His name was Steve "Griffo" Griffiths aka Derek Random and he hailed form the west midlands of England but was now living in Spain. We had connected at some point online over our love of quality house music and now he was asking me if I'd like to contribute to a special edition of his radio show dedicated to Scott and the legacy of Hardkiss. I told him it would be an honor and a pleasure.
I contributed a one hour set that was a very personal reflection on the legacy of Hardkiss and the SF house sound they helped to inspire. It was a mixture of some older, obscure tracks by members of Hardkiss, material off the new Hardkiss album, 1991, and a selection of newer material from San Francisco artists and labels, including some of my own material (as Sine Qua Non and 2 Block Radius, with my bro Schnezzy). Steve then integrated that in between two and a half hours of his own mixing, creating something truly special in the process.
When the show aired on My House Your House radio, something very cool happened. Thanks to the diligent promoting that Steve had done, an international community of family and friends (including Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss) gathered on the facebook event page to chat, comment on the music, reminisce and reconnect in real time, a true testament to the lasting legacy of Hardkiss and the family they helped build. This comment from Scott's widow, Stephanie, was particularly moving, "Thanks so much... our daughter came home from school and started dancing ... my heart lept... thanks for putting this together!".
As we remember Scott today, here are some words that Gavin Hardkiss had posted to his facebook page:
There are a lot of ways to lead an honorable life on Earth. You can teach kids, heal the sick, cloth the homeless, build better things or simply make other people laugh. We make music. In honor of Scott Hardkiss, who passed away 1 year ago today, fill your day with 3.5 hours of the Hardkiss sound courtesy of Derek Random and Tee Cardaci
Cheers, brother. Hardkiss forever!
Below is the show, archived on Mixcloud. If you would like to download the show, it is also available on Soundcloud.
If you care to read what I wrote, explaining the reason for inclusion for each track I selected, you can after the break.
We finally made it to 20 episodes of Deep & Dusted on The Downlow Radio! To celebrate, I have a special live set recorded this past summer at the NYC Downlow at Glastonbury! I had the honor to play the last set of the weekend in the Downlow Radio room... epic! Check out some pics above and head over to The Downlow Radio to download my set. If you've been with me since the beginning, thanks for listening over the last 20 episodes. If you're just tuning in, go back through the archive! There's a ton of quality tunes to check out and don't forget to check out some of the other amazing shows on The Downlow Radio by some of my favorite djs!
Deep & Dusted #20 - Live at Glastonbury 2013
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