Wake up to a pandemonium of sound with StereoHeroes’ “Deviations Vol 1” EP, out now on Child’s Play records. The French electronic duo bring chaotic rhythms and pounding basslines into all three high-powered tracks. Combining their influences from techno, house, ghetto tech, hip-hop and rock, StereoHeroes have been crafting their anarchic style and keeping dance floors alive worldwide since 2008. “Waxworks” dives into a spiraling techno beat accompanied by hypnotic samples, while “Numbers” continues to dive into the deep end with a steady and rapid pulse. “Blackbot” escalates into an systematic uproar, bringing together their limitless rhythms and finishing off with a de-stressing breakbeat.
Don’t miss the launch of the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch this Friday, August 24th with a stunning blend of classic and fresh picks from it’s quickly-growing roster. The new label out of San Francisco delivers you the finest in swooning basslines, sun-splashed disco and lovely late night vibes. Wildkats kick off the string of parties, bringing the forefront of UK House to San Francisco’s doorstep. Pulling influences from 80s Funk and New York Disco they began to develop their sound; an energetic combination of groove led house and dubby disco with their trademark Wildkat bassline.
On September 14th, the illustrious Smoke N’ Mirrors mainstay Crazy P will jam alongside local legends PillowTalk. The third party of the season stars the red-hot Edit Murphy on October 5th. Smoke N’ Mirrors is the new name in heavy disco grooves and you can feel the vibes first-hand at their new monthly party at Monarch.
Limited advance tickets available HERE
WildKats (Get Physical | Hot Creations | Smoke N’ Mirrors)
Friday, August 24th || 10pm – 4am || 21+
Monarch || 101 6th Street || San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Intern #1 on August 20, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
Posted in: Events
Brooklyn-based synth-pop darlings Body Language have just announced dates for their fall tour! Body Language has already toured with the likes of Zero 7 and Siaand played alongside artists such as Passion Pit, Little Boots, La Roux, School of Seven Bells, Theophilus London and Jimmy Edgar. This upcoming fall tour has them playing multiple dates with The Hood Internet! Their forthcoming LP “Grammar” is slated for release on Lavish Habits in February 2013.
“Body Language are doing dreamy mysterious synth-pop.” — The New York Times
“Sunny and buzzing.” — FADER
“NPR First Listen Feature – Social Studies offers up a full-flavored serving of everything from tropical beats to neo-soul to a dash of indie rock. Body Language may traverse an impressive range of styles, but the group has only one clear motive: to move bodies on the dance floor.” — NPR
“Soulful dance-worthy grooves.” — Rolling Stone
“Body Language are in the same ballpark, quality-wise, as, respectively, early Madonna, the disco label Prelude’s 1982 output, and CSS doing an impression of Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band. That is some ballpark. It is possibly the greatest ballpark there is.” – The Guardian
“We haven’t been able to get this Brooklyn-based quartet out of our heads…and that’s a good thing.” — NYLON
“Brooklyn dance-pop act Body Language make music practically designed for remixes.” — Pitchfork
“Gets busier with the R&B, and floats twinkling glockenspiel and twee boy/girl harmonies over bin-rattling booty bottom.” — SPIN
8/18—Hoboken, NJ @ Pier A Park
8/26—Brooklyn, NY @Commodore Barry Park
9/14—Brooklyn, NY @Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/16—Cambridge, MA @ Middle East-Downstairs
9/26—Ann Arbor, MI @Blind Pig
9/28—Saint Louis , MO @ The Graphmore
9/29—Kansas City, MO @ Firefly Lounge
9/30—Dalas, TX @ Club Dada
10/02—San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
10/03—Austin, TX @ Beauty Ballroom
10/04—El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
10/05— Phoenix, AZ @ Bar Smith
10/06— Tucson, AZ @Club Congress
10/07—Los Angeles, CA @Los Globos
10/09—Oakland, CA @New Parish
Nothing compliments a sunny afternoon better than a DJ-set full of summer sizzlers. So get your beach blankets out, fire up the grill, and slap on some shades, because Summer Sessions is here to give your dog days a much-needed boost. This compilation is the perfect mix of new school jams and old skool hits: a heavy helping of classic Om tracks from the likes of Ming & FS, Marques Wyatt, King Kooba, and Miguel Migs lend a nostalgic, late-90s house vibe while newer Omies like Crazy P, Pezzner, Shiny Objects, and Nav Izadi lend a modern retake on those deep disco sounds. Including three brand-new, unreleased edits by Rob G, this compilation is sure to add some heat to an already smokin’ hot summer.
Preview the release here on Soundcloud!
Release date: Aug 21, 2012
01) Gabriel Rene – Don’t You Cry (Rob G’s Split Horchata Edit)
02) Shiny Objects – Set It Off (Hot Toddy Remix)
03) King Kooba – Let Me!
04) Miguel Migs – Everybody feat. Evelyn “Champagne” King (Nav Izadi Remix)
05) Ming & FS – Freak (Dizzy Mix)
06) Underworld – Diamond Jigsaw (Julien Chaptal Remix)
07) Dirty Vegas – Little White Doves (Spencer Parker Remix)
08) Pezzner – Only With Your Eyes (Nav Izadi Remix)
09) Crazy P – Open For Service (Vinyl Edit)
10) Home & Garden – Domesticated feat. Derrick Carter (Pezzner Remix)
11) Marques Wyatt – Rude Groove (Original Mix 4 The Headz)
12) Shiny Objects – Just Fabulous (Adnan Sharif Remix)
13) King Kooba – Fooling Myself (Attack of the 50ft Megagaggaz)
14) J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – Undercover feat. Chrys-Anthony (Rob G’s Special Duty Edit)
15) Miguel Migs – Close Your Eyes feat. Meshell Ndegeocello (Woolfy’s Outback Mix)
16) Various Artists – Summer Sessions (Continuous DJ Mix by Rob G)
Ian Pooley – ‘Know What’s Up’ is out today on Smoke N’ Mirrors everywhere!
Known for his consistently-smoldering dancefloor romancers, Ian Pooley has brought us yet another gem with “Know What’s Up.” A classic R&B vocal rolls on top of a groovy bassline, while layers of uptempo claps and zipping synths give this track some serious energy. The Barbena remix is slower and stripped-down: the vocals have been tweaked and texturized, and spacey synths lend dramatic stabs to a simplified bassline. The Show-B remix takes you deep underground, deconstructing the original track down to an echoing series of throbbing beats and ghostly voices. A slow, continuous build of layers create a perfect ‘afterparty’ vibe.
J Boogie steps into a new realm with an exclusive edit of Little Dragon’s song “Crystalfilm”.
Blurring the lines between deep house, moombahsoul and techno, his version bumps along at 111 BPM with sexy percussive accents, big boom toms, and a Detroit 909 feel. Already getting love from DJs like Anthony Valadez, Jeremy Sole, Sabo, Marques Wyatt & DJ Theory. Enjoy!
Posted by: Kathryn on June 21, 2012 @ 3:07 AM
Posted in: Free Downloads
DJ Chicken George and J Boogie team up to bring you a mix of Disco, Boogie, Funk, Soul & Jazztronica! in support of their Canadian Summer tour. These two eclectic DJs have been repping Austin and San Francisco with quality DJ mixes on podcasts that take them around the world. From Chicago to Greece, and now on to Canada, these two are gonna lay the Jazztronic Boogie on you.
DJ Chicken George Mix:
Nel Oliver – You Are My Dream (The Revenge Edit)
Toto – Georgie Porgy (Ooft Rework)
Herb Alpert – Rise (Daz Rise Up Edit)
Johnny Hammond – Tell Me What To Do (Whiskey Barons Rework)
D’Influence – Good Life
D’Angelo & Richard E. – Left & Right (CG’s Up & Down Edit)
Jennifer Lara – I’m In Love (Jugoe’s Well Whoopty Do Remix)
Pools – Chlorine Cologne
J Boogie Mix:
Yam Who? – Stone Love
E-Live & Roija – Freaky Creatures
Jayl Funk – All Night Long
Razor-N-Tape – Just a Sucka (Classic D&D Edit)
Wunmi – Sweet Lullaby (Yam Who? Rework)
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Kon & The Gang – Sunlight (dub)
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle (J Boogie/Daz/Kenny Dope Live Edit)
Check out their Canadian Summer tour dates & download the mix HERE
Posted by: Intern #1 on June 19, 2012 @ 3:26 PM
Posted in: Free Downloads
If you’ve ever met a vinyl DJ in your life, you will know that these wax “purists” sure loves their records! Here at Om Records, we agree: we think that records have something magical about them! Vinyl holds the key to that “warm sound,” not to mention other vinyl-related treats (such as scratching and all other types of turntablism) that cannot seem to be perfectly recreated on digital machines. In other words, nothing beats these the charm of these phono-monsters! Scroll down and check out all of the delicious vinyl treats that Om Records, Smoke n Mirrors and dirtybird records have released so far this year. Click the image of the vinyl to check it out in-store…
Posted by: Kathryn on June 13, 2012 @ 10:22 AM
Posted in: Music
PillowTalk – The Real Thing
NY*AK – Mahna
Joash – Mission (Chocolate Garage Prod. Oldschool Mix)
L.H.A.S. Inc. – Liquid Soul Drops
Cameo – She’s Strange
Sunner Soul – Space Sheriff
Hess Is More – Would You Like To Disco (Dub)
Invincible Scum – House Of The Rising Scum
Mr Oizo – Cut Dick (Ron Basejam Edit)
Alena – Changes (Ron Basejam Remix)
Miguel Migs – Tonight feat. Meshell Ndegeocello (Crazy P Remix)
Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka
Ilija Rudman – Cinematic Behaviour
Catz ‘n Dogz – I’m Free feat. Paul Randolph (Carl Craig Remix)
Chamboche – Smoke Screen
The White Lamp – It’s You (Ron Basejam Remix)