Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Return of Secret Rendezvous


Secret Rendezvous the all night dance party returns to BK serving up the heaviest Disco, Soul and dance music from the outer zones, guaranteed to make your head spin and your hot body boogie.

This will be a very special evening for us all, guaranteeing both the sweetest and toughest of tunes, with a brilliant analog sound system and intimate loft style atmosphere to satisfy the most discerning tastes when it comes to a quality underground nightlife experience.

Special guest from the west coast Josh Goldman, globally respected record dealer and DJ, as well as the man behind "Secret Weapon Time" edit label will be making his long awaited first ever NYC DJ appearance.

Secret Rendezvous curator and NYC native DJ Love On The Run is back for his first local gig in 2015 with a fresh box of rare vinyl, and test presses for his upcoming Melodies record label partnership with UK's Floating Points.

It will be a family affair, as all are welcome to bump and hustle with us to deep cuts you may never hear out elsewhere again. This one is not to be missed!

You must RSVP "SECRET RENDEZVOUS 1/24/15" for necessary entry on the guest list, address etc: starvue234@gmail.com

The Joubert Singers - Stand on the Word



Classic NYC gospel record, discovered and broke onto the scene by the legendary Walter Gibbons in the '80s. He found it, loved it and turned it into such a classic that it has maintained appeal at parties with dancers all over the globe.

Evan's Pyramid AKA Royale "I Want Your Body"



This one flew under the radar for many years. Andre Evans, the man behind the beautiful Evan's Pyramid releases had pressed this great dance tune under the alias of Royale. RARE! Should be getting some spins soon at a secret rendezvous near you...

Saying goodbye to Plastic People, London



A 20 year legacy has just come to a close. Here is a recording of the final night at Plastic People, with DJs Floating Points and Four Tet at the steering wheels for the evening. Too bad I couldn't be there in person to witness it, but this will give us all an idea of how great it must have been.

I consider myself lucky to have graced the Plastic People sound system just one year ago. I want to give a special thanks to Charlotte and Floating Points for giving me the opportunity to play in one of the world's best DJ venues of all time. Also special thanks to all the dancers, and amazing people I met there, like Plastic People flyer designer Ali, to UK legendary DJ Patrick Forge, Laura Coxeter (check out her brilliant radio show on NTS), as well as partying with Mark Gurney (http://www.independentmovement.co.uk/) Mike Shawe (hot buttered Soul) Red Greg, Zaf Music (I Love Vinyl record shop in London, check them out), Layla and Leigha and countless other people all getting down was spectacular.

Here is a great little interview in the Guardian with Ade the club owner, and Floating Points about Plastic People: CLICK

It's the end of a great club, but it just means that the start of something amazing and new will be around the bend, just round the bend...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Memories of Chicago in 2014...



Shouts to Sol Son, Darryn Jones and Toney Nimble for hosting me out in Chicago. They are a real underground crew and will play deep and heavy in basements on the west side with me as well as in clubs like Smart Bar, cause that's how it goes down with the Disco Illusion crew in the Windy City!

Memories of London in 2014...



Massive shouts to Sam, Leah, Tom, Layla, Sassy J and everyone else that jammed with us all night at Corsica Studios in London! Another tune for me that night that's just so beautiful and emotive. I consider myself lucky to be able to share moments like this with people around the world, and for a moment make them feel the same way I do, all through music. This one is a real all time favorite. Know this!!!

Memories of Montreal in 2014...



This was one of my best digs this year in the bottom bins, found the OG out in Montreal. I played this at Patrick's house several times while Alicia danced around the living room, and also played about three tunes off this LP that night. But this one stands out as a real special one since I played it around 5am with all the natural sun light flooding through the warehouse windows, and all I could see were the happy smiles on all the dancers' faces. The break at 2:50 is just sublime, and makes the hair on the back of my neck rise every time. I felt like I was in heaven. I could just run a loop of that moment over and over again in my head for infinite...

Joe Anderson - You And I (Tom Moulton related)



Perfect early soul tinged disco, no doubt enhanced by the special magical touch of the one and only Tom Moulton. A real sublime jam, extended for club play, this one gets me every time. Joe's vocals are just so sweet and in the pocket, and the lyrics are just ripe for late night dance floor romance. Another one you can expect to be played at the next Secret Rendezvous jam. Roots!

Deep Heat / Kozz (Let It Come This Feelin' Of Love)



Check this ghetto disco funk jam with some freaky synth action going on, a real lo fi party piece! This vibe is strictly for the late night crowd that gets down to the gutter shit, a perfect cut with enough teeth and bite for our Secret Rendezvous loft jam coming this January...

A Tint of Darkness "Answer Me"



This modern soul cut provides the perfect opportunity for you to sing along and propose to the lady or man of your dreams while on the dancefloor. Even if you get rejected, it has such a festive vibe, that no one will care if you got dissed and it will still be lots of fun for the whole crew to get down to. Tip: the same group also put out a 12" disco cut for the NY label ROTA some years later.

The Jack Moves are back with "Doublin' Down"!


I'm sure if you visit this website, you are already familiar with the "Fool For You" record that made a lot of noise with the soul crowd in recent times, a real underground favorite. Well the skaters from New Jersey are back, and they've been training hard all this time with a little help from some pioneer New Jersey soul legends. OG cats from the Stang Records soul imprint have been sitting in many rehearsal sessions lending a helping hand with the development of these young locals, ultimately crafting new soul music to bless speaker systems world wide. This self produced team is keeping things sounding fresh with their first single off the forthcoming lp. Old school, new school, need to learn-o!

Warning, this video is not safe for work, unless of course you are employed by a strip club, drug dealers, or voodoo priests:



I can only tell you I heard snippets of the yet to be released and it's smoking! Out soon on Wax Poetics...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Save the Date, Saturday, January 24th


In a private loft with warm analog sound hidden in Brooklyn, New York.

Hope to see you there...