Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wilson Pickett - Fire & Water

It's Simon Kirke's birthday, and Andy Fraser's earlier this month. Their band, Free, originally recorded this song in 1970. Here's Wilson Pickett working it out on Soul Train a year later. Keep your eyes peeled for Damita Jo Freeman, front and center, just to Wilson Pickett's left, in the maroon hot pants suit.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Hundred Birds - Jaguar

hot cover of the DJ Rolando classic. We actually know this version best, but kinda forgot about it until we heard the original on our recent trip to London.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Handclap and Bryan Ferry

We're opening for Bryan Ferry on his U.S. tour in the fall. Please come!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ohmygoodn3ss Tumblr

It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve — the curve that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the body of the beloved woman.
- Oscar Niemeyer
This blog is a bit over the top, but Niemeyer would talk about beauty and he could never trump the beauty of a woman.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bob Dylan Goes Electronica

NEWPORT, RI—Audience members at the Newport Rock Festival were "outraged" Monday when rock icon Bob Dylan followed up such classic hits as "Like A Rolling Stone" and "Maggie's Farm" with an electronica set composed of atonal drones, hyperactive drumbeats, and the repeated mechanized lyric "Dance to the club life!" "We came here to see the authentic Dylan, the one with the Stratocaster guitar and signature wild blues-rock band behind him," audience member Robert Hochschild said. "Then he walks out with these puffy headphones, some turntables, and a laptop? The guy's a Judas." When asked later about his musical transformation by reporters, Dylan said he had nothing to say about the beats he programs, he just programs them.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lindsay Buckingham

Mim Suleiman -- "Mingi"

Francios K played this at the London Loft the other day.

Stallions "Tears Remix"

The Phenomenal Handclap Band - Tears (Stallions Remix) by ESP Institute
Doug Lee and Andrew Lovefingers have done incredible work on this remix. Get the 12" before it sells out. David Mancuso played this recently.


We're doing 4 weekly shows in August at this venue in NY. Small venue and guest deejays. Please come!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Marcos Valle and Phenomenal Handclap Band

Phenomenal Handclap Band & Marcos Valle - Tudo o Que VocĂȘ Podia Ser by iRieFicus
It's an honor for us to have recorded this track with Marcos Valle for the new Red Hot comp. Marcos is one of our idols and it's great to share time with him on this song. It's a bit odd that we didn't cover one of his songs as he's an incredible songwriter. But Lo and Marcio Borges are not slouches either.

Gil Gunderson