Do you guys remember !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk)? Tracks from their mid 2000s album “Louden Up Now” used to play at I/O, Picadilly (then turned District), Pawn Shop, and Soho Lounge…. ah the good ol’ original Miami hipster days. … MORE
If you were to ask me about the origins of acid house before two days ago, I would of told you it started either in Chicago or some ancient druid castle squatted by neo-pagans in the hinterlands of Northern England. Phuture’s “Acid Tracks” released in 1987 is generally accepted as the first example of the genre but to learn about the true origins of acid we have to back a full five years and across the globe to India, I repeat, India:1982. I know, it sounds strange to believe but trust me on this one, it’s dope. … MORE
Anyone who appreciates a strong dose of 80s post-punk nostalgia and all its eclectic weirdness will really enjoy Factory Records’ latest deep dive into its back catalog. Holding up to the light some of its lesser known acts, James Nice (of Factory Benelux) curates a spectrum of underground sounds ranging from jazz to dub to Arabic disco to electronic post-punk pop. … MORE
It’s been a while since we’ve actually posted about Rayko, even though we’ve mentioned him numerous times and he produces some of the best edits out there. This guy is an edit machine. If you visit his Soundcloud, you’ll see an endless stream of rarities given his magic touch-up. That’s why we’re super excited to host him all the way from Madrid, Spain on Thursday (tomorrow) for our blog re-launch party at The Electric Pickle … MORE
It’s that time again. This week and for the next few episodes, Laura will be globetrotting and leaving me (Patrick) to my own devices. Tune in today 2-4PM for my very special set (but what set isn’t special?). We got a mix of some old and new including some local Miami material. See the playlist below and directions on how to tune in!
Cubenx- Wait & See
Jimmy Edgar- Switch Switch
Was Not Was- Wheel Me Out
Hall & Oats- Out Of Touch (Rayko Gremlin edit)
Warpaint- Undertow (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
Anoraak- Nightdrive With You
Thomass Jackson- Royce
Lazaro Casanova- DeLorean’s Groove Feat. Amy Douglas (MANIK Retro Mix)
Cage And Aviary- In Todd We Trust
Gazeebo- Bedroom Bullies (Gazeebo’s Censored mix)
Satin Jackets- Girl, Forever
John Talabot- When The Past Was Present
Mathieu Cle- To Begin With
TEETH- See Spaces (Sister Mantos Remix)
Kurtz & Bomber- Such a Rush
How to Tune In:
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For Android – download the free Tune In Radio app and just search for Wynwood Radio.
Or Just head over to wynwoodradio.com and take a pick from the streaming option buttons
In the beginning of May, ZE Records released a nice little goodie bag of mutant disco re-edits. This was a great find for someone like me who holds both mutant disco and re-edits close to my heart. The compilation includes such greats as Was (Not Was), headed by legendary vocalist Sweet Pea Atkinson, Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9, Don Armando’s 2nd Ave Rhumba Band, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Aural Exciter, and lots more… Among the remixers we have one of my favs, NeLue, along with the likes of Yam Who?, The Legendary 1979 Orchestra, DJ Steef, and Venice Beach. Pretty F-ing amazing. I’ve taken this opportunity to drop some original mutant disco classics. Enjoy some old along with the new!
Download 20 Mutant Disco Uptown Edits HERE
Was (Not Was)- Wheel Me Out
Kid Creole & the Coconuts- Something Wrong In Paradise (Larry Levan Remix)
For all of you, like myself, who are way too dependent on digital technology, the boys of proto nu-disco revolutionaries Metro Area have re-released their ”5″ and “6″ EPs for our downloading pleasure. These were EPs that were released back in 2004 and 2005 respectively in vinyl format only. Now these gems are no longer for the turntable-weilding elite, but for the unwashed cyber-masses as well. I knew those discoheads were a bunch of commies… Listen to them here but head over to Environ and drop a few bones for our buddies Morgan and Darshan. There’s also a tidbit of news that Storm Queen (Geist) will be releasing his next single Let’s Make Mistakes.
[audio=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54109086/03%20Honey%20Circuit.mp3]Metro Area- Honey Circuit
[audio=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/54109086/01%20Nerves.mp3]Metro Area- Nerves
We haven’t posted about a throw back group in a while and Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No. 9 has a really interesting back story. I couldn’t write it better myself…
“Back in 1976 August Darnell first rose to notoriety as bass player, vocalist and lyricist for « Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band », one of disco’s most unusual ensembles. The brainchild of August’s brother Stony Browder Jr., and featuring the vocals of Cory Daye, the vibes work of « Sugar Coated » Andy Hernandez and the jungle drums of Mickey Sevilla, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band was one of the most singular groups ever to cross-over pop. Sounding like a ’40s big band with a more modern beat, the band went gold with their first album, including the mighty hit, « Cherchez La Femme ». By 1979, Darnell swiftly became ZE Records’ in-house producer-ringmaster, helming brilliant productions at the all-night sessions at Blank Tapes which threw together disparate friends, freaks and musicians in different combinations. « Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9 » was one of the first side-projects of Darnell.
August, about to leave his older brother Stony Browder’s Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band through frustration at his restrictive bassist-songwriter role. The story goes that Darnell had written a number of tunes that Savannah Band wound up not using, so he called his pal Ronnie Rogers to put together a band featuring the talents of Frank « Pago Pago » aka « Gichy Dan » Passalaqua and vocalist Lourdes Cotto along with a huge roster of musicians whose names would adorn many Darnell-produced album covers in years to come. Silken-voiced Staten Island crooner Gichy Dan, aka Frank Passalacqua, took his name from Beachwood # 9, an old rock ‘n roll number from the 1950s. « We would concoct this romance thing, then make up some profound story, » as Coati Mundi says. Gichy Dan was baby-faced, sweetly dispositioned and everyone adored him. Adriana says, « Gichy Dan would have been a new Johnny Mathis, if he hadn’t prematurely died of AIDS. » For August, « Gichy Dan was the precursor to Kid Creole and the Coconuts; had I known it, he would have been Kid Creole.” (read more)
Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No. 9 – Cowboys & Gangsters
Gichy Dan’s Beachwood No. 9 – On A Day Like Today (Todd Terje ‘Friendly Children’ Edit)