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Toast Tapes Mix #039 // Sune

Toast Tapes Mix #039 // Sune

Here’s the latest Toast Tape installment of an hour long mix by our Swedish friend Emil Sunesson . The mix is all vinyl and includes some summertime favorites that will get you feeling toasty! Sune has some upcoming releases on vinyl, first being in early May on Lagaffe Tales and secondly a 4 tracker on Kyoku Records with a remix from Daniel Leseman that’s gonna drop late May. If you didn’t know, he’s also co-founder for Hi Hat Appreciation Society, a super dope initiative that plays some amazing house music.

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VA – Delta Night EP

VA - Delta Night EP

The guys at Pole Jam Vinyl have spent most of the last year involved in an undying quest to seek out new, exciting music. They would neither be stopped by the Russian tundras nor the deserts of Australia in their search. Funnily enough, it was actually down-under they discovered Sydney based duo “Falqo” with their brilliantly chilled and melodic number “Across The Sea”. Then, it really was ‘across the sea’ they went, all the way to the Ukraine, picking up Sasha Anastasov’s laid-back groovy smasher “Sea For Two”. Next up was a much shorter trip to Moscow to collect Gayana, a band very much on the rise whose “Since The Night” has been perfectly reinterpreted by Pole Jam’s very own St. Petersburg based all-stars KLar&PF. Pioneerball is the solo project of Tesla Boy’s lead guitarist who makes his second appearance on Pole Jam Vinyl. This time Pioneerball contributes the stunning opening track “Deltaplane”, a track influenced by obscure Russian cinematic soundtracks. It’s combined perfectly with a compelling disco groove, jazzy melodies and organic strings that will make your heart melt. Back home, with the search having come to a successful conclusion, the Pole Jam Vinyl boys celebrated with a pint – or two!

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Toast Tapes Mix #037 // Dino Soccio

Toast Tapes Mix #037 // Dino Soccio

To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?

I’m Dino Soccio, DJ/Producer from Los Angeles via Chicago, I play, produce, and write R&B/Soul dance music. Sometimes it ends up being house, sometimes it ends up being what they’re calling modern funk/boogie.

Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you the most?

My inspirations and influences change over time but most recently I’ve been really digging the dance music that was made in the first half of the 80’s and the artists that now are trying to capture that feeling today.  Italian stuff from that era like Raf, Jago, Clio, and Plustwo all resonate with me.  Had a bit of an infatuation with 80’s soul music that was played at Paradise Garage between ’81-85 the last year and discovered plenty of stuff I wasn’t as familiar with- Womack & Womack, T.C. Curtis, Lonnie Reaves, Spencer Jones, the lesser known BB&Q Band.  New music and reissues being put out on Star Creature, Cultures of Soul, PPU, BBE, Superior Elevation, and The Whole Truth get me excited.

What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?

I’ll mention two here.  One is an all time classic Luther Vandross Never Too Much.  It always gives me chills playing that one in a set. Never get tired of it.  Another is Ten City’s All Loved Out (Love Serenade Mix).  Amazing playing on this one, lots of space, MUCHO feels going on there.  And here’s one more- Talk Talk- New Grass.  Definitely one of my top 10 tunes of all time, not a dance tune by any means but it resonates so much.

Tell us a bit about the Toast Tape you’ve put together.

This is just a sample of what I’ve been playing often in sets at my gigs in LA.  I play plenty of parties but I also do the 4 hour bar/club sets and I love doing it because it lets you stretch out and dig into some vibes.  Lots of countdowns in this one, wasn’t planned.  All vinyl, live mixing, no frills.  Hope you enjoy.

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FRENCH TOAST EXCLUSIVE MIXTAPE BY LABERGE

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TRACKLIST:

Chaka Khan – I know you, I live you (Danny Krivit Mix)
Melba Moore – Piece of the Rock (Laberge Edit)
Hotmood – Superstar
Shazzam – Hopscotch
Roy Davis Jr Ft. Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
Chris Gray – Blue Waters
Joshua – Shimmy
Wrecktarr – Spent (Nu Sample Mix)
Paul Johnson – The Groove I Have
Silicon Soul – Chi-o-Laa
Tyshaun – Peace n Luv
Dimitri & Tom – How We Are
Julien Jabre – Yalopa
Ray Mang – Number One
Royksopp – Remind Me (Ernest St Laurent Moonfish Mix)
Cassius Ft. Leroy Burgess – Under Influence
Moodymann – I’m Doing Fine

To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?
I’m Justin Laberge, from Vancouver BC. I’ve been DJ’ing and producing for almost 10 years now.  My music is sample based with very heavy influence from disco, funk and soul. I’ve produced everything from house music, to hip hop.
Were you from a musical background or is it something you came to on your own?
As a child, my parents wanted me to learn the piano. My mom has played a lot of different instruments throughout her life so it’s always been a part of my life. I stopped playing piano at the age of 12 and started again in my early 20’s. Ever since I started in music, I was able to instinctively tell basic things like when songs were in or out of key. As I started to DJ, I began really finding the sounds I liked and the sounds I really didn’t like. I should have never stopped playing the piano though!
Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you the most?
Well the obvious answer here is Daft Punk, but to be honest, it was during the original Le Knight Club and Roule releases when I actually took interest in sampling. When I was about 15, my friend Brad had bought the original copies of Waves I & II and lent them to me. I must have listened to those hundreds of times. I was already into Daft Punk, but this is when I got obsessed with that style. In the simplest terms, house music from 1998-2003 is the strongest influence on my sound and style.
If you were stuck on a desert island, and could only listen to three albums for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Shakatak – Night Birds
Ian Pooley – Since Then
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
I’ve listened to these all hundreds of times, and I still get excited to hear them again. Seriously how is that Shakatak album so good? There’s only hits on every track. The other two should be self explanatory, “900 Degrees” is one of the best sampled house tracks ever made, if not the best. Without a doubt “Since I Left You” is the best hour of music ever. Again I have to give huge credit to Brad for lending me both the Ian Pooley and Avalanches albums when they originally came out in 2000.
Do you have any interesting hobbies besides music?
Oh yes, which explains why I am pretty sporadic with my releases and tend to not put stuff out properly. I love skateboarding, snowboarding, video games, video production, writing and more. I’ve been working on video editing a lot lately, including After Effects. I started my own Youtube channel to practice voice-overs and editing skills. I think I’m addicted to learning new things but never quite mastering them.
Laberge Skate
 Photo taken by Norma Ibarra
Tell us a bit about the Mixtape you’ve put together.
This mixtape is really a big mish-mash of a lot of cool records I have sitting around, a few little side projects I worked on and just a few neat house tracks. Just a quick aside, there’s one track I worked on with Wrecktarr called “Spent” (Nu Sample Mix) which was really cool since he had used a Rhodes sample, and I reproduced it using my own Rhodes and then mastered the track with him. It’s one of my favorite tracks this year and I didn’t even write it. Other than that, I have an unreleased edit in here and the rest is just some stuff I really like. I feel it’s a bit all over the place, which is a pretty accurate representation of myself.
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Plastic Plates – Stay In Love (Feat. Sam Sparro)

It’s always a good day when Plastic Plates releases a fresh new track, this one’s called Stay In Love and features Sam Sparro on vocals. It’s still unknown when this track will be released but we can’t wait! We’ll keep you posted when it’s available.

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Holy Ghost! – Bridge & Tunnel (Midnight Magic Remix)

Midnight Magic, the Brooklyn based cosmic disco ensemble has released a new dance tune remix of their good friends Holy Ghost!  Bridge & Tunnel was given a galactic remix there’s no doubt about it, don’t forget to grab your free copies.

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Todd Terje – Delorean Dynamite

Norwegian disco master Todd Terje has released a new single Delorean Dynamite, which will be alongside Strandbar on his upcoming It’s Album Time album out the 7th of April on his very own Olsen Records.

Todd Terje brings the heat with his magical balearic space disco touch!

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French Toast Mixtape by Goldsmith

To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?
Well, my name is Jake Goldsmith, I’m originally from El Paso, Texas, but now reside in Phoenix, Arizona where I put on a semi-regular party with a few friends under the Rebel Disco and formerly Push Push monikers. We’ve hosted artists from across the globe like, Tensnake, Psychemagik, Daniel Avery, Bicep, Tim Sweeney, Eric ‘Dr. Dunks’ Duncan, Jacques Renault, Roman Flugel, Waze & Odyssey, Joakim, Classixx, Justin Miller, and DJ Kaos, to name a few. I would say the sound or vibe we try to showcase is sort of a classic American club sound.
Could you tell us a bit about Rebel Disco and how it all started?
Actually, it sort of started as a joke, well the name at least. We wanted to do parties, but didn’t have a flag to fly, so we just started tossing around a few names and most of it was just silly, and I guess the RD thing just sorta stuck. The events started to pick up steam eventually, and we grew by adding a few more guys to the crew. Now we’ve got a media guy, a couple of DJ’s, friends working on music, and still doing events with talent we are excited about; there’s even the idea of pushing this thing out a bit further in some way.
Are there any upcoming Rebel Disco parties in the future?
Sure, yeah, we’ve got a lot in the pipeline. We are very much looking forward to our Spring/Summer line up which if all goes well will bring The Black Madonna, Magic Touch, HNNY, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Suzanne Kraft & Young Marco,Midnight Magic, and one we are all really looking forward to, Move D (fingers crossed).
Tell us a bit about the Mixtape you’ve put together.
Sure. With this mix, I wanted to give your readers something a bit different than the other mixes on your blog. I took this one into deeper territory, but sprinkled in some disco vibes for good measure. I’m pleased with the result, I hope you and your readers can dig it as well. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Tinashe – Vulnerable (Gold Fields Remix)

The Australian 5 member band Gold Fields have started 2014 on the right foot releasing their first remix of the year. This isn’t just any remix, Vulnerable by Tinashe was taken to a whole new level of head bopping disco.

Also, if you haven’t yet, snag a copy of Gold Fields latest Black Sun album HERE.

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Mayer Hawthorne – Reach Out Richard (Mitzi Remix)

Mayer Hawthorne has teamed up with the 4 piece band Mitzi from the land down under to create a brand new remix of Reach Out WizardMitzi never fails to deliver fresh indie disco tracks, and it’s very nice of them to be releasing their remix of Reach Out Wizard as a free download.

Also, don’t forget to check out Mayer Hawthorne’s latest album Where Does This Door Go out now HERE.

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