1. NYC Peech Boys – “Life Is Something Special” (Larry Levan Original)
2. Gwen Guthrie – “Getting Hot” (Larry Levan Mix)
3. Lace – “Can’t Play Around” (Larry Levan Mix)
4. Colonel Abrams – “Trapped”
5. Rocker’s Revenge – “Walking On Sunshine”
6. Nile Rodgers – “Stay Out of the Light” (Larry Levan Remix)
7. Aleem – “Release Yourself”
8. Liz Torres – “Can’t Get Enough”
9. Yaz – “Situation”
10. Jimmy Ross – “First True Love Affair” (Larry Levan Mix)
11. Alexander Robotnick – “Problemes d’Amour”
12. First Choice – “Let No Man Put Asunder”
13. Womack & Womack – “Baby, I’m Scared of You”
Download more DEVIL’S PIE mixes at www.devilspiesoul.com.
Filed under: Events | Tags: Devil's Pie, larry levan, raichous, rick wren, verdugo bar
…soul by the slice…
3rd Wednesdays Soul Party
***OCTOBER 20, 2010***
LARRY LEVAN TRIBUTE!
(The Feel Up)
Playing an ALL VINYL set of Larry Levan’s original production and remixes, along with the classic music he played over his 10-year reign at the Paradise Garage.
3408 Verdugo Rd
Glassell Park, Los Angeles
Filed under: Events, Music, Video | Tags: a rollerskate jam named saturdays, de la soul, de la soul is dead, evil vibrations, good looks, i got my mind made up, instant funk, larry levan, mighty ryeders
De La Soul is Dead is probably my favorite De La Soul album…which is a hard one to pick cuz of my love for all things De La, as you well know. But “A Roller Skate Jam Named ‘Saturdays’” is easily one of my favorite De La songs. Good Looks is on a Wednesday but I have no qualms playing it for you hipsters on Hump Day.
DOWNLOAD: De La Soul – “A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays’”
From De La Soul is Dead (Tommy Boy, 1991)
One of the main samples Prince Paul and the Plugs 1-3 used for “Saturdays”:
DOWNLOAD: Mighty Ryeders – “Evil Vibrations”
From Help Us Spread the Message (?, 1978)
Intro sample for “Saturdays”…For those in the know, look for the extended Larry Levan edit of this song:
DOWNLOAD: Instant Funk – “I Got My Mind Made Up”
From Instant Funk (Salsoul, 1979)
GOOD LOOKS in 6 DAYS!
Filed under: Music, Photos, Random | Tags: bambu, blue rooster art supply, boogaloo[la], fpac, joubert singers, kiwi, larry levan, miriam makeba, o-dub, pata pata, purple circle, rani d, stand on the word
9.6.08 to 9.7.08 – FPAC 2008, Pt. Fermin Park, San Pedro
The first time I ever dj’d with Native Guns was at FPAC three years ago.
The year after that, Barrel Men and Stray Bullets 2 came out.
Then the Native Guns broke up.
FPAC 2007 was Bambu solo, pushing his then recently released 2nd LP, …i scream bars for the children…
This year at FPAC, both Kiwi and Bam were billed, albeit on separate days.
What was going to happen? This, of course:
The Native Guns reunited on stage @ FPAC 2008. Photo by Donnah Barbera
For both emcee’s sets, the other emcee did a “surprise” appearance. Doing “Initiation” again after all the time apart was probably my favorite moment of the weekend. I couldn’t stop smiling…which probably ruined the gang initiation vibe of the song…
Photo by Donnah Barbera
Kiwi and DJ Phatrick.
The night before @ Divine Forces Radio, KPFK.
Daniel loves FPAC.
Jason Yap with Kahlil Bayani Deocampo, who feels uncomfortable wearing a Dodgers fitted. me too buddy…me toooo.
The legendary Joe Bataan closed the festival. You can read more about him in my previous post.
“Afro-Filipinooooo…average sorta guy….” NO, Mr. Bataan. You aren’t an average guy.
Joe leading the audience in a conga line.
On the way back, saw a lost turtle sign. They got his expression wrong. Dude’s gotta be happy as fuck to be free…
9.11.08 – Boogaloo[LA]
Spun for a second time with Rani at O-Dub and Murphy’s Law’s weekly latin, soul, and funk joint, Boogaloo[LA], at The Short Stop in LA’s Echo Park district.
For folks who think O-Dub’s just an academic who geeks out on soul music, think again. This dude is a beast on the turntables. It’s fucking easy for someone to rake in mp3s of rare soul from the internet and play them on your ipod at parties (which is what alot of supposed “djs” do in LA and NY, I hear), but to have those songs, have them personally in your vinyl collection, and also know how to mix them seamlessly takes real skill and musicianship. O-Dub easily can rock a whole consecutive week of parties without me knowing a single song by name. DJing with him and Rani is both a source of great honor and also great intimidation; I’m used to the Bay Area party-rocking style where the majority plays the same “rare” soul cuts mixed with your choice of 90s sample-based East Coast hip hop.
If you haven’t already, you have go to Boogaloo[LA] on Thursdays. Just don’t be that one dirty punk-rock looking white LA trendster who asks if any “rap” is going to be played tonight. Yes, I’m talking about you.
The ghost of DJ Phatrick
BONUS: My favorite song from the night. The Joubert Singers – “Stand on the Word” (Larry Levan Remix)
9.13.08 – Blue Rooster Art Supply & Purple Circle Hair Salon End Summer Block Party
The OG Bay2LA migrator Maya hooked up Rani and I to dj this collaborative end of summer block party for the art store she worked for, Blue Rooster, and its neighbors, the Purple Circle hair salon. Maya, herself, the homie Joel, and Boss Harmony from the Dubclub also dj’d. With the combination of different store clientele, plus a healthy dose of the homies, we had pretty eclectic crowd to rock. But rock it we did…with the help of FREE alcohol…
Kwen75 (aka Maya) played my favorite song of the night, “Pata Pata” by Miriam Makeba:
sooo…that’s my LA beginnings so far…not too bad…need a job though. Don’t worry though, all phattyblog activity should be up to normal status soon: Fuck Songs, Self-Hate, etc etc.