Good evening, groove crew. I’ll keep this one brief because just listening to the first two pieces we have for you tonight will pay homage far better than my words ever will. The first, from Still Music is an unreleased remix by Frankie Knuckles himself of Mitchbal & Larry Williams’ “Jack The House.” The second is a commemorative mix Dimitri from Paris compiled of some of his favorite music from Frankie. Mr. Knuckles will truly be missed and never forgotten.
Freebie three out of Oxtavius Magical Goodybag 009 is a remix from Nic Fanciulli of Fleetwood Mac’s Big Love as a thank you for all the support this year. Though it would have been extra special to see him go back to back with his brother Mark, I was lucky enough to catch Nic at Spybar a few months back and had a fantastic time, so I’m sure Miami Music Week was an absolute blast for the Saved Records crew.
Moving along, we take a trip to the Netherlands for a free download by Walker & Royce ft. Javi called Let Me Be from our audiophile pals at Deep House Amsterdam. Walker & Royce (Sam and Gavin) met long ago but only began producing together in 2011. Fortunately Damian Lazarus took notice to one of their earliest releases and then the “You’re Not Welcome EP” happened through Crosstown Rebels and these guys were on their way.
Up next is a blissful summertime track from Tinush titled “Sommerregen” followed swiftly by an original Booty G-House track called “Fuck U” by Volac who is signed to Amine Edge’s label CUFF. The seventh free goody out of the bag is a sweet little deep techno number by the up-and-coming Chicago duo HXH. Keep your eyes peeled for these dudes in the club and on the cloud!
Progressing into our mix box segment, we are graced with the illustrious sounds of Boston’s Don Fochi. Recorded for Beantown Boogiedown Podcast number seventy-four, the Don spews one hour and thirty-sex sexonds–I mean second sex, fuck it–of passionate deep house from Bob Moses to Beta Ghosts and more. If you’re one of our many Burlington, Vermont readers, it’d be a poor life choice not to attend DEEP SEX ft. Don Fochi & Haitian (2KDeep, Sunday Night Mass, Party Guy Records, Planet 96.7) at the one and only Half Lounge Speakeasy on Church Street.
Our next mix is from another Boston resident DJ, Will Monotone, which was recorded live at Viva Warriors Miami just a few nights ago on the twenty-sixth at The National Hotel. That whole Viva team is spectacular so after listening to this stellar recording, it’s probably safe to say it was a good time.
Fourth featured mix in OMG009 is fifty-three minutes and eight seconds of Bisharat’s live set at this weekend’s 99th edition of The Pool House at the fun and funky Primary Nightclub here in Chicago. My House Of Chi brother Bart Takuski opened up the night so it was one of those times where getting to work by 10am on the dot Monday morning wasn’t exactly the first priority. This Sunday marks the 100th edition of The Pool House, so if you’re in the area, go catch Bisharat, Jordan Bernardo, Hummingbird, and Special E.D. for free before 1am ($5 after) with password “House Of Chi!” Cannonball!!
Fifth mix for the trail ahead is by Mike Larry, a dude who really impressed my friends and me with his techno flow on one of our annual pilgrimages to Le Beach Club, located roughly a half hour outside Montreal in a place called Pointe Calumet. If you are in Montreal this Saturday night, don’t miss Mike Larry drop his sounds on a decent system at Habitat alongside The Junkies!
The final mix out of tonight’s goodybag is a one-of-a-kind recording of Maceo Plex going back to back with Danny Daze at Miami’s Winter Music Conference just four days ago live for Deep Ellum at Trade. Enjoy the tunes, team. Talk to you again soon.
Props for the photo, Amnah.