::cough cough:: U Street Music Hall, please ::cough cough::
“Thursday night I can feel my heart pound because tomorrow night it is going down”
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After I having “Weekend Girl” on repeat while getting ready for last weekend's debauchery, I felt the need to find every song they ever made and boy I was not disappointed! I started off by listening to their first track, “ Love Makes Parks“ released on Visionquest in the summer of 2011. This jam is more on the Deep house side but gives the listener a glimpse at the magic to come
Recently, the trio released their “Soul Edits” on Wolf + Lambs offshoot imprint, Wolf + Lamb Black. If you weren't aware of this label before, you really need to check it out. It has edits by Soul Clap, Nicolas Jaar, MAM, and Jonny Rock to name a few. The point of these edits are to bring the artists’ favorite classic tracks and funk them up to make them more modern to play in their own dj sets
The first on the album is “The Real Thing”, an edit sampling vocals from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrells’ “Aint Nothing Like The Real Thing”. Filled with a deep sexy bass and overlaying tamborine groove, it segues perfecting into the next track “Sunny”, a rework of another Marvin Gaye classic. If I had to pick right now, at this moment, a song I would love to hear on a rooftop party...this would be it! The song is appropriately named as it bring that warmth of the sun through Marvins’ stunning vocals and the wicked off beat percussion. Rounding off the three track Ep is a Mayer Hawthorne cover of the Festivals’ “You’ve Got The Making of a Lover”. This “horny” track goes deep and soulful while bringing you into the modern feel of solid Deep House groove by using solid distant drums and plucked guitars over luscious vocals.
Pick up the Soul Edits album on Piccadilly Records; or if you are in the US, Sammy D told me you may be able to get a copy on Vinyl Dreams. They are going fast so I guess I need to get off here and find my credit card!
P.S. Be sure to check out DPC’s event page for upcoming events in the DC/Disco area. With the summer coming up there will surely be “too much to do/drink/dance” in the coming weeks slash already started (see: April). Tonight Remote Ctrl opens for Ben Browning (Cut Copy) and on Friday you may wanna check out Shenaniganz with Mr. Bonkerz and William DeVon (me!). I hope you guys rested on Monday and Tuesday (I didn't) because this week is going to be whiskey-filled madness!