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The Panini Has Landed with a Word from Europe

Memphis Millions, Disco Samba and the June Lodge vinyl

Memphis Millions, Disco Samba and the June Lodge vinyl

Hello. That’s English for ‘Hello’ because I’m in The Netherlands where everyone speaks English! I always feel like a dickhead going to a non-English speaking country flapping my gums and speaking the only language I know how to speak in my shrill North American accent. But alas, I’ve been reminded that I’m not that much of a dickhead (I still sound American) and it’s ok to speak English in Holland, so chill bruh.

After 25hrs, I finally made my destination (and yes, it took me 2 weeks to write a post – jet lag and complications bitches). Flight was great! I was flying with some delicious New Zealand rugby players, wine was flowing and the woman next to me only tried to put her bum on me twice. Then things started to get dark and I remembered that I took quite a strong tranquilizer before boarded and just like that – boom, I’m knocked the fuck out – for 10 hours. I SLEPT FOR 10 STRAIGHT HOURS on an international flight. If that doesn’t break some kind of record I don’t know what will. When I finally came to I was in Abu Dhabi. I won’t bore you with details but there was a shit-ton of cheese, Arab bread and wine. I was happy.

On my second day here, my friend Tom arranged for us to have a play date. We took a train to Antwerp, Belgium where my day was filled with sites, strong beer and vinyl shopping. There was soooo many records and look, as an amateur, I wanted them ALL. Classics, new shit, obscure French Canadian country hits, local music and so much more. However, I bucked the fuck up, kept it real and for 13 Euro I think I made off with quite a steal. Los João’s Disco Samba literally made me dance like I was in carnival and I couldn’t pass a throwback to 70s soul and funk with the Memphis Millions LP (featuring Isaac Hayes’ theme from Shaft!). I took it easy on this trip as my friend has a lot of records already (such as June Lodge and Rick James), but I’m eager to get more. Stay tuned.

Tot ziens. (that’s Dutch for ‘see you later’)

Listen: Los João – Disco Samba

Listen: Isaac Hayes – Theme to Shaft

Listen: June Lodge – Somebody to Love

Listen: Rick James – Give it to Me

Knee Deep Winter Edition and Mixtape

knee deep flyeerrrThis Saturday Knee Deep is back to warm your winter bones . Your favourite three freaks Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and Mike Who have come directly from the velodrome to the discothèque to provide you with the finest Disco, Boogie and Future Funk heaters. This month they have also enlisted the special guest duties to one of the countries finest on the wheels DJ Shan Frenzie to take you on a ride through his deep crates.

The last two Parties have heaved with late night crawlers vibing till the almighty call of the burger gods. So once again we suggest you come and join us in the depths of the Tatler bunker and unleash your inner freak.

Here is a uber special mix by Mike Who that you can stretch or skate to at home before Saturday.

Just incase anyone wanted to know the sample from the start is from quite possibly one f the greatest ever dance scenes from a movie. This will be recreated live on Saturday at Knee Deep.

Facebook event and deets here. KNEE DEEP

Here are some freeloads fromt he mix to make this the greatest post in history.

Download: Tugboat Edits – Tony Lee – Reach Up (TZ Heavy Bass Dub Edit)

Download: Change-Holdtight (Danny Krivit Re Edit)

Kneeeee Deeep We Back!!

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Yep you heard it here, your favourite trio of Sydney outdoorsmen have left their golf clubs at home and instead taken to the water for the second instalment of “KNEE DEEP”, this time flanked by special guest, one half of Paper Plane Project, their Perth via Sydney compadre Mase Boogie. Expect nothing but the finest Boogie, Disco and Future funk vibes in Sydney’s best kept dimly lit den, Tatler. Cheap drinks, late night crawlers and as you all know rolling distance to burgers. PLUS the girl on the bike said she’s coming to hang out and shoot lazers from behind the booth, you don’t want to miss that!

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Where: Tatler, 169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst

When: 10pm Till Burgers

Who: Yelo Magic (Love Bombs), Resort Styles (Love Bombs),         Mike Who ( Astral People, Stolen Records)

+Special Guest Mase Boogie (Paper Plane Project)

Only 10 bones +  BYO Soul Glo

Oh yeah here are some freeloads you will most probably here because were nice like that.

Download: Nick Straker Band-A Little Bit Of Jazz (Shep Pettibone mastermix)

Download: Locksmith- Far Beyond

Download: Skyy-12 Here’s To You (Jeremy’s All New Edit)

Download: Raw Silk – Did It to the Music (Tugboat Edits)  

Kneeeeee Deeep!

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Tonight sees the launch of a new bi monthly party called “Knee Deep”,  brought to you by 3 chums  and a whole heap of special guests.

Set in the Tatler bunker just on the outskirts of the cross, with a killer sound system and a dim lit dance floor. There will be vibes, dance, and drunkeness, as local homies Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and our very own Mike Who go deep on all matter of Boogie, Disco, Future Funk, throwback house and whatever other tangents they and you want, till your feet say yes but your mind says burgers. Happy peeps, cheap drinks, and rolling distance to Oporto.

Only 5 bones before 12 and ten dollars after. Come Dance!

Also here are so free tunes that you will probably here on the night. Freeeeee. See you in the bunker.

Download: Nitetime- Jive Talk

Download: Gino Soccio- Try It Out

MP3: Zafra Bros- Will You See Me Tonight

Back on The Grid

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So i have been well and truly off the grid as far blogging has been concerned. For anyone that doesn’t know iv’e been back home in Sydney for about 2 and a half months, after a year away on the South American continent and since coming home iv’e been kind of busy eating ice cream, catching up with fam and friends and playing some really fun shows. But for now i’m going to try and make an effort to post some goodness  on the regular.

This is nothing but a few tunes that have been in my crates of late and thought worth sharing with you good people. Enjoy, Mike Who

Download: Tim-Maia- Rational Culture (Sine Qua Non Edit) 

Download:  Ta-Ku – Side To Side

MP3: Chancha Via Circuito- Bussitpondem (ft. jahdan Blakkamoore)

MP3: Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes — The Love I Lost (Theo Parrish Re-Edit) 

Mixtape Mondays with Kenny Dope

Seriously when doesn’t the Dopeman deliver, 100 percent  hands down one of my top 5 fav dj/producers of all time.Kenny Dope is the definition of legit, from his seminal work as one half of MOW, as well as dropping all matter f heat on some of my most cherished 12’s and comps, to tastemaker, ridiculously dope dj,  and Head honcho of KayDee the list is too long to continue. Anyone who isn’t down with Kenny Dope needs to do get acquainted with one of the most significant figures across more styles of music than you care to know about.  This Mixtape Mondays we check  another all 45’s mix of funk, soul and original breaks from the man himself. Listen below or sign up to his Newsletter  to download and cop regular heat. LONG LIVE THE DOPEMAN!!

 

Download: The Soul Command- Hook and Sling

Mixtape Mondays With Skratch Bastid and The Gaff

I wanted to leave this mix to post towards the end of the year to have some sort of grand finale or retrospective mix of the year  post, but i got impatient and wanted to share with anyone who hasn’t checked it yet. Soul Sisters Stand Up, is a mind blowing mix put together over the course of two years by two of the most legit dj’s worldwide, The Gaff and Skratch Bastid. These two dons of the turntables pay tribute to the female soul, funk and Rnb vocalists of the 60’s nd 70’s the right way. This mixtape is done proper,  real mixing, tight blends, tidy cuts, tasteful doubles and littered with original sample sources. There isn’t really much more i can say to get you to download this mix, easily one of the most hyped tapes of the year and with due respect. Download, share with crew, kiss me later.

Soul Sisters Stand Up

Part 1: Skratch Bastid- Stand Up 

Part 2: The Gaff- Good Old Days

Freeloads

Download: The Emotions- Blind Alley

Download: Wendy Rene- After Laughter