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24 HOV Mixes
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

24 Hours Of Vinyl #8 – DJ CATALIST (Toronto)

This is mix recorded live from our 24 HOURS OF VINYL #8 event in Toronto presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey. This one comes from Toronto’s Alister Johnson aka DJ Catalist who has released great music under both monikers on labels like Wah Wah 45’s, Do Right Music, Bastard Jazz in …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Soul

Mix of the Day: Claas Brieler (Jazzanova) “Soul, Boogie and Funk Mix”

Here’s a rather tastefully crafted mix by Claas Brieler, founding member of Jazzanova and Sonar Kollektiv Records. The mix, itself, is a nice fusion of funk, soul, boogie, disco and jazz. Definitely some serious heat throughout this sonic blender of soulful grooves; perfect for the headphones, entertaining guests at a …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Mix of the day: Invisible City “Beats In Space Radio Show #685″

Invisible City is a record label, DJ duo made up of Brandon Edward Hocura and Sesto Falconi (Gary). These two some of the deepest record collectors/diggers/connoisseurs you will probably hear about. They have also organized and played parties alongside some amazing djs such as Daphni, Optimo, Metro Area, Kon, Horse …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Luv You Madly Orchestra “Moon Maiden” (1978)

Telling someone that you’ve stumbled upon a track that sounds like an Arthur Russell disco joint is a very serious (if not blasphemous) claim, likely to be met with a heavy dose of skepticism and social rejection. It’s risky business, and understandably so, as no one comes close to the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Two Man Sound “Que Tal America” (1979)

I’ve always loved this cheeky disco track, a really guilty pleasure for me. I found a copy in Toronto a couple years ago and I’ve been playing it ever since. The kind of cover or band name that you wouldn’t really pay attention to (you can still find it on …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Funky Rainbow “What I Want Is What I Get” (1979)

Who ever said that the US has the monopoly on great Disco Funk? This UFO all the way from Trinidad & Tobago circa 1979 is there to disprove that notion. I found this awesome record from Funky Rainbow in the 45’s collector bin of Mike Vault, the famous British record …

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Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: Amuzement Park “Groove Your Blues Away” (1982)

Post Disco Boogie! I found the LP while browsing an online site, the original as kinda pricey, but I got instant happy in the pants to this tune. Uptempo groove, great bassline, glassy Funk guitar tones, and some killer horns. lot’s of little breaks and fills to mix in/out of/loop. …

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Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Jazz

Future Classic: Donald Byrd “Dominoes” (J Boogie Edit)

Here’s a super funky edit of the live version of Donald Byrd’s “Dominoes” by one of my favourite dudes from around the way, the one and only, J-Boogie. Mr. Boogie did a nice job of beefing up this timeless classic for the dance floor, making it a staple go to …

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Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco Jazz

Mix of the day: J Boogie “Vintage Diversity: A Tribute to Donald Byrd”

from J-Boogie: “Donald Byrd has been a huge influence to myself and several other DJs and producers in the game since the Blue Note era. He was one of the first to bridge the gab between jazz, funk, soul and hip hop over several generations. Sampled by everybody from Black …

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Video Digs
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

“The Godfather of Disco” Documentary on Mel Cheren & West-End Records

This documentary is more than just about the life of Mel Cheren, it’s a a great time capsule for what was a great era in New York City club culture; the burgeoning disco sound, unified dance floors consisting of every race and sex and a record label that wasn’t afraid …

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The Cannibals "She Knows"
Forgotten Treasures
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

Forgotten Treasure: The Cannibals “She Knows” (1981)

“Is there anything more anti-climactic than New Years?” my friend asked. Finding myself in King’s Cross Station at 5.30 am with nothing but a 6-inch Chicken Teriyaki sub under my arm, my response was a resounding, “No”. Sensing my rapidly increasing despondency, he rescued me with his iPod; “Here, listen …

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Eddie C (Berlin)
24 HOV Mixes
Boogie / Funk / Disco Disco

24HOV Mixes: EDDIE C (Berlin)

Here is another great mix taken from our last edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl (March 2nd 2013 in Montreal). This one comes from none other than Disco Don, EDDIE C! Not only did Eddie C deliver a killer 2 hour set but he stayed with us until the …

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