Tune into www.klangbox.fm, our brand spankin’ new radio station! Radio Nightdrive airs every Thursday from 2-4PM with your hosts Laura of Miami and Patrick Walsh. You’ll hear some of our favorite tracks from this blog as well as other music we think you should hear. Here’s the playlist for today’s show: … MORE
I’ve learned a thing or two about marble in the last couple of years and have been fascinated with the veins and color patterns found in natural stone. There’s a not that much of a parallel between my recent mixes and their marble references other than nature’s careful calculations and those of my song selection, progression, and phrasing. There also might be a aesthetic connection between the physical patterns and audio wave forms. I’m posting these because Vamos a La Playa is on hiatus and I just had to share a slew of tracks I loved mixing together. … MORE
Patrick’s facebook status made me laugh today… he asked if there’s a disco tent at Ultra. There’s really not a lot of true disco, boogie, or funk here in Miami during WMC unless it’s somehow been transformed into something reminiscent of a car alarm mixed with a leaky air conditioner. However, Patrick, myself, and the Nightdrive crew will be satisfying your disco cravings this Thursday at Cafeina for our 4 year anniversary. In the meantime we would like to introduce you to Groovedown all the way from Greece. They won’t be in town this week but will definitely get you in the boogie mood. … MORE
A few weeks ago our friends at Virgin Mobile Live reached out from their New York headquarters and suggested “the idea of Miami djs taking us to the sun for a week in the middle of winter,” Who better than the Nightdrive Miami DJ roster? One of our DJs’ exclusive VML mixes will be showcased every day this week both at 12-2pm and at 9-11pm est, you can tune in at virginmobilelive.com STARTING TODAY! … MORE
Hello darling Nightdrivers, allow me to introduce myself: The name’s Bonnie Consuela Maria Garcia Beats, but you can call me Profesora. I’m kidding, c’mon man. No, but really, many of you might know me as the slightly boisterous and big-haired Bonnie Beats of Wynwood Radio’s Sample City or might have heard my name (and sound) buzzing through the streets of Miami. In any case, I have had the honor of being invited to join the talented roster of DJ artists of Nightdrive’s Collective an-.. yes, yes I know, hold the applause, I’ll take your questions later, and I wanted express my gratitude by putting a mix together in honor of Nightdrive’s discoheads and distinct fans. … MORE
Scaramouche used to be a popular disco club inside the Omni mall from the mid 70s to mid 80s. Lots of local characters ran the place and according to people’s testimonials some great acts and notable DJs passed through there. “Celebs galore sat at our marble chalice, my favorite was Mohamed Ali…OJ of Course! This was an era of open everything… drugs, sex and dISCO -Oh well somebody had to do it.” Miami nightlife has come a long way… or has it? … MORE
One of our most posted about artist is Todd Terje. We must like him right? Anyway, Terje (pronounced a bit like Perrier but with a rolling R) will be hitting up The Electric Pickle tonight for one of our Nightdrive shindigs. We’re super excited about this as dude rarely plays in the US and is only playing 3 North America dates this time around. If you’re wondering how disco got popular again, fingers point to this guy (amongst a few others).
Following a string of celebrated releases leaning on everything from kitschy euro sounds to deep funk and latin jazz, the relatively new to the scene Todd Terje has already made his mark within dance music circuits. Gems such as the cheese monster “Eurodans” and the latin disco-fuelled edit of Jacko’s “Can’t Help it” under his Tangoterje edit-moniker instantly made industry types and clubbers alike go bananas, and whatever the 25 year old Norwegian puts his fingers on, it always comes out with that crucial blend of musicality and playfulness.
Growing up in the rural village of Mjøndalen, dance music influences were scarce, and no, there was never any Diskoklubb there. Not a lot of obscure disco or acid house in his milk either. However, during the early/mid nineties dance culture sneaked it way into even the most remote parts of Norway, thanks to the popularity of acts like The Prodigy and national radio stations filling prime time slots with underground jocks Olle Abstract and Pål “Strangefruit” Nyhus. On the more personal level, Terje’s sister was a close friend of the late Tore “Erot” Kroknes, and the tapes she brought home to the young Terje became a major source of inspiration. Playing around in his early teens on a crap PC together with his mate Dølle Jølle, Terje made his first attempts on house and jungle, which they played from cassette tapes on junior high school-dances. Maybe too young for old music back then, Terje reckoned that disco was all a bit silly – until Bjørn Torske’s “Sexy Disco” caught his ears in 1999. (read more)
Tune into Nightdrive’s radio show today on WYNWOODRADIO.COM (every Thursday 2-4pm est) for a chance to win a pair of tickets to tonight’s event.