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Monthly Archives: March 2012

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Left Minded is production and DJ duo, Luke Alan and Neil Goodman from Los Angeles, CA. If you live in Orange County you might have caught them playing at the long time running house weekly, Focus. Luke and Neil offer up this deliciously deep version of Michael Jackson’s timelessly sexy “Remember the Time” for free! This track is oozing with honest positive feelings and what would music be if it didn’t evoke a bit of emotion?

Lookout for more from Left Minded in the near future, they will be releasing an EP on ‘Something Different Records,’ and remixes on ‘i! Records’ and ‘Deso Records.’

Find them on facebook and soundcloud.

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Located at:
1695 Irvine Avenue.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

21+ 9-2am
FRee b4 10, $5 b4 11, $10 after that

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Tiger & Woods is on another US tour and they are stopping by OC’s Wednesday weekly over at La Cave. The first time Tiger & Woods came to California, LA was lucky enough to host them at A Club Called Rhonda. So a big thanks to Ian Alexander for bringing them to our neck of the woods. Also if you haven’t grabbed it yet here is their free album courtesy of Habituate OC.

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Our gaze has spanned far and wide and is now firmly fixed upon the wizardry that is Beard Science. Habituate OC asks the mysterious fraternal internet disco society a little about their scientific method. Also offered up is a free edit that is available for only 1 month!

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Beard Science – Outback (Oswego trail mix)

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Q: How was the label created?

BS: Beard Science started life when a small group of like-minded souls got together on the DJ History forum to release their edits on vinyl. Some of us were already putting out our own productions and wanted an alternative outlet for this side of our work. Some of us didn’t know how to go about getting our tracks pressed up while others had quality material, but not enough for a solo release. From the start, the idea was for everyone to submit one track anonymously for a vote, with the winning eight being released on the next two EPs. However, the releases were not simply compiled in order of the vote results. Careful consideration went into which ones went together well or contrasted nicely.

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Q: Is Beard Science a reference to the often mentioned joke of disco/funk/etc djs being old bearded fellows?

BS: The name was decided in a vote too. There were other suggestions, some slightly sinister, based on the secretive nature of the project, but in the end we went for a reference to the mythical, bearded, disco fraternity. Since most of us have never actually seen any of the other members we are not sure how many of us have beards, and the razor imagery as well as the Razor Sharp Edits series name is more about removing the beard or at least keeping them neatly trimmed.

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Q: Where is the label based out of?

BS: In a sense the label is based only in a slightly old-fashioned version of the internet. We just use e-mail and a forum to communicate. All our releases have been pressed in the UK although we have considered doing some in the US as well. There are slightly more of us in the UK than anywhere else, but in the years we’ve been going we’ve had members in Brazil, Norway, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Canada and the US.

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Q: Who is the label head, and who are the major contributors?

BS: We do not have a label head as such, although throughout our existence different members have been in charge of coordinating different releases. It is difficult to say who the major contributors are because due to our selection system, everyone has contributed the same amount of tracks, although not all have made it to the vinyl releases.

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Q: Any plans in the future for events, more releases, etc?

BS: Razor Sharp Edits EP6 is released this week. We’ve got material and plans for future releases although the next one will probably be the start of a new series rather than volume seven of the current one. As for events I’m not sure how those might happen, with us all spread across the globe.

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Excerpts from Razor Sharp Edits 6

“Bang Bang”

“Life Is What You Make It”

“Time Twist”

“Thuper Trooper”

Buy the release here and find more Beard Science releases on discogs and soundcloud.

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Part 1 : Steven Petropoulos

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Part 2 : Bas Elgharib

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I had the pleasure of putting down a set for Plastic Love out in Los Angeles. Plastic Love is comprised of Bas Elgharib and Jimmy Maheras, two very down to earth dudes with an ear for all that is plastic and dripping with love! I put down my flavor of distinguishable dance music as always, I made sure to represent OC so I played Steven Ryback’s remix of Bill Withers and Knoe1’s edit of “Where’s My Party People.” I also made sure to represent those from abroad who have showed me some love so I finished out with Jay Shepheard and Tad Wily’s latest track “Hefty Done Me Right” and then finished it out with Jay’s edit of “The Beloved Sun Rising.”

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Big remix of Azari & III’s “Reckless With Your Love.” I couldn’t of imagined it done better, not a huge change to the feel of the original & the vocal sampling is done well. Great job Psychemagik, it’s the perfect little freshen up of a track that people really enjoy.

Not sure why this remix is free on Pychemagik’s soundcloud when they are selling this pressed to vinyl, but instead of asking questions just be happy you get it for free!

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Reckless With Your Love (Psychemagik Remix)

You can pick this up pressed to vinyl along with two other Psychemagik remixes of Metronomy and Crystal Fighters here.

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Located at:
843 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

21+ 9-2am
$10/door

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A fellow countryman, a brother from another Greek Mother, Cocoe Tsimahidis is proudly putting on the 14th year anniversary of Abstract Workshop! Cocoe is bringing in the man who he considers his biggest influence, J-Rocc, and also Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf. Spinning alongside them will be Cocoe, Scotty Coats, Josh One & Mr. Hyder.

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This is the first event I have featured where the music is steeped in hip-hop influences, I personally never sought out hip-hop records or did much solo listening of my own, but I always appreciated coming across a talented turntabilist. Listening to a well versed DJ put down an instrumentalist hip-hop set, I get the chance to hear funk, disco, and boogie cut up and rearranged like I’ve never heard before. J-Rocc is a perfect example of how a well versed DJ cuts across all boundaries, he may be considered a hip-hop DJ but he knows more about disco & soul than I do for sure. He puts down edits that stand up to any of the disco-edit big guns out there. Have a listen for yourself.

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Could Heaven Ever Be LIke This (J Rocc Edit) free download

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H.B.’s Groove (Dewitt’s Pitch) free download

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I wish I had more to say about the artists and label, not much information is available out there. The only thing I can conclusively say is that Megadon Betamax is a project by the founder of Voyeurhythm. No big deal though because the song speaks for itself! I will definitely be watching out for more.

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