THIS MIX SEEMED FITTING TO CALM THE NERVES OF ANYONE WORRIED ABOUT THE 2012 TRANSITION. LISTEN. CLOSE YOUR EYES. BREATHE. THINK ABOUT YOUR DREAMS. MANIFEST YOUR FUTURE. STAY POSITIVE. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This coming Wednesday, September 7th, I’ll be hosting the new thing in town:
We’ve got the brilliant ED GOLD ( DISCO DIVE // CONTROL // PAPER SHIPS ) who just hosted yesterday’s DISCO DIVE with none other than DJ HARVEY himself (write-up shortly) ,who left everyone in attendance absolutely speechless and full of joy, so you can be sure that ED GOLD will be carrying the good vibes over to The Proper Party's debut.
Here’s a little mix to get you in the mood. Wink. "It certainly seems time for a proper party"
This guy. Man oh man. Jamie Jones, (mastermind behind Hot Creations label along with partner in crime Lee Foss) has been on a rampage of cool eclectic and top-charting house (deep, tech, & disco) music. In 2009, he had an unbelievable year of releases of his own production/remixes and 2010 was said to be his rise to stardom as a dj, but frankly, I don’t think he’s ever going to slow down.
Here are a couple of my current favorites of his, granted I could seriously list his entire catalog and know that it’s 99% better than most everything out there, but here’s just a few:
"Michael’s Hotel" is a soulful house track with disco grooves while maintaining his classic deep feel to the track as a whole. It’s strengths are a constant but subtle groove as well as a haunting vocal mix that seems to take a minimalist’s approach to a disco vibed-out house tune.
Jamie Jones’ & Lee Foss’ collaborative effort Hot Natured, has one of my (cult status) favorite releases Equilibrium off the Equilibrium EP released in July 2010 on Los Angeles based label Culprit [run by L.A. local phenom trio Droog (Bio)]. From everything I could find, they seem to be the first ones to really showcase a majority of the Hot Creations, Visionquest, & Crosstown Rebels crews on the west coast with any sort of real spotlight attached (granted Crosstown Rebels have been around since early ‘05).