Thursday, September 22, 2011

Club Taqueria Carrboro Music Festival Edition - Sun 9/25!

With over 180 live acts at 25 different locations popping off in Carrboro this Sunday the 25th, the time is ripe for the unofficial Carrboro Music Festival old school DANCE PARTY! At Club Taqueria, where else. If we have to tell you where that is, you haven't been reading this blog enuf! Come boogie down with us from 9 pm – 12 midnight.

Featuring Leafy Greens and Dyn-O-Mite, and maybe Old-Time Granny if she's not too tired out after co-hosting the first annual Carr Street block party the nite before. New surprises for the Wall of Sight and Sound! And we're sitting on lots of hot jams that didn't get spun when Boogie Salsa got rained out, so the music's gonna be all the way live, guaranteed to put some boogie in your taco!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

SOUL show #7: Soggy Salsa!

WTF was up with that Canadian cold front? Starting Thursday night, it descended like The Mist outta the Stephen King story, dropped the temperature like, 30 degrees, and left everything cold and drizzly for a two-day stretch. F-ing up what would have been a super-fun Boogie Salsa party in the process!


But YOU CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC! So instead we broadcast a legendary set of boogie disco funk over the airwaves on WCOM, streaming live worldwide. Podcast and setlist coming soon. Featuring the night's special guest DJ, Leafy Greens, who busted out many of the rump-shaking, party-startin' old school and re-edited jams he's known for. Plus your regular hosts with the most, Dyn-O-Mite and Old-Time Granny. And also a guest appearance by our man with the funky plan, DJ Tongue! With full strength boogie power provided by our in-studio guest dancers for the night, Hillary Bounce & Terri Lynn Glamour! The Reverend was on the scene, and Amanda, who scored a special love song dedication from Leafy Greens, and Brandon the Wandering Soul (in search of a good bowl of pasta), with last-minute cameos by Club T regulars Rachael Rollergirl and Candace the Disco Queen! And a special shout-out to our pal DJ Exnishus, who helped us maximize the SOUL flava when he came on the scene to get the Ex-Files underway.

For being a Soggy Salsa session, it was still a boogie-ful fun time!

And we will be back with a makeup outdoor showing of TGIF at some point in the future. Until then, in the immortal words of Marv Gomez, "Dancing! Everything else is bullshit!"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Club Taqueria 5: Boogie Salsa - Friday 9/16!

Where ya gonna be next Friday nite? If you're ready to get funked up, it's anotha party at the taco truck - Club Taqueria 5: Boogie Salsa! Come boogie down at Carrboro's most slammin' FREE old school street party on Friday nite, Sept 16, from 10 pm - 3 am. Location, of course, is Taqueria Jalisco (the taco truck by the Cat's Cradle).

(Super FunkaDelicious Poster by Leafy Greens.)

Our funky guest this time around is Leafy Greens, the smooth DJ cat taking disco-funk into the 21st century! Spinning a seamless blend of old and new school, the funkiest disco-house you'll ever hear.


Plus the night's special outdoor movie, presented in full: Thank God It's Friday! The greatest ever disco flick, straight outta 1978!



Movie starts at 10 pm, DJ's at midnight. Prepare to be mesmerized by the wall of sight and sound! Movie concession stand by the Bikescream crew, with popcorn and yummy, all-organic, locally-produced ice cream sandwiches! RSVP on Facebook and invite some pals to come get down, 'cuz it's gonna be a boogie-ful good time!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Michael Zager Band - Let's All Chant (1978)

Since my friend DJ Babs aka Berrytone assures me I'm on staff at Barry's Video Dance Club, I've been trying to dig up some rare disco video artifacts. Which is how I came across a 1975 audio recording from a 45 record featuring DJ Tee Scott advertising a night at legendary NYC nitespot Better Days, where "your mind will be your flight path," and a late 70s public access commercial for Plato's Retreat, the swingers' club that opened in the space formerly occupied by the Continental Baths, where Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles got their start DJ'ing.

And some vintage video footage from French TV circa 1978 of Studio 54, where the track playing happened to be Let's All Chant, by the Michael Zager Band. Which was one of the tracks that stood out when I recently came across A Night At Studio 54 at the thrift sto'. A continuously mixed two-record set released on Casablanca Records in 1979, it threw together the totally commercial disco hits of the moment like Y.M.C.A, Le Freak, and Shake Your Groove Thing with lesser-known Studio 54 classics like Souvenirs by Voyage and Musique's In The Bush, produced by Patrick Adams. But my favorite overlooked gem was Let's All Chant. So I was totally psyched to find there was an original video, and it's a killer.


- Dyn-O-Mite

Friday, September 2, 2011

John Ozila - Funky Boogie (1979)

Hung out with Leafy Greens this afternoon before heading to Raleigh for First Friday and a couple of great art shows, like Plugged In @ Lump, feat. video installations by Neill Prewitt aka DJ Tongue and Seoen Sung, plus recent works by Ashley Florence, Lee Delegard, and Jason Osborne, among others. And This Wild Desire at The Morning Times, a solo show of amazing new paintings by the next Robert Rauschenberg, aka Lincoln Hancock.

Before that all went down, LG re-acquainted me to some of the goodies he was playing for us the night before outside the Open Eye. Like Moon Jocks & Prog Rocks by Mungolian Jetset (the Todd Terje re-edit). And Fait Le Chat (Do The Cat), by El Coco. The competition for today's JOTD was fierce. I would have to go with John Ozila's Funky Boogie, circa 1979.


This cut is an afro-salsa funk monster from France that I'd never heard before, but is apparently well known in Europe because it was used in recent years in a friggin' Lipton Ice Tea commercial starring Hugh Jackman, WTF. Very little info is out there on the interwebs about John Ozila, so he rates a more in-depth SOUL investigation in the future. Regardless, the track is seriously off the chain and hopefully LG will bust it out when he appears as our special guest DJ at the next Club T. That's Club Taqueria 5: Boogie Salsa, coming up Friday, September 16! The music is gonna be super duper bumpin', so be there!

- Dyn-O-Mite

Hot Chocolate - Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (1976) (The Revenge Edit)

Brainstorming about future Club Taquerias and other live events, I sat down with newcomer to the SOUL fold Leafy Greens this evening outside the Open Eye in beautiful downtown Carrboro. I wish we'd had a proper sound system to connect to his laptop, b/c he was playing some truly funky shit for us. People were walking by and jamming to the beat, even though it was just the two of us huddled around the screen, straining to hear. And wish I could remember all of the re-edits he turned me on to, but I definitely remember this one, a re-imagining of Hot Chocolate's Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac.


Originally off their 3rd LP, Man to Man, released in 1976, which was largely overlooked in the U.S., peaking at #172 on the Billboard 200. As opposed to 1975's Hot Chocolate (feat. You Sexy Thing), which hit #41, and Every 1's A Winner from 1978, which charted at #31 thanks to the strength of the title track. Anyway, this edit from The Revenge brings the funk.

- Dyn-O-Mite

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Slave - Party Lites (1981)

Thinking about roller disco got me digging into some old tapelists, until I uncovered Disco Funk 3: Roller Funk Disco Boogie. Which was a pretty awesome 90-minute mix, I guess it was designed for a 100-min cassette. And a full third of the tracks were classic enuf to have been dug outta the crates and spun at one of the first four Club Taqueria parties over the past few weeks!

But when I re-discovered this track I was really digging it. Mostly becuz it's so smooth and roller-friendly, it just sounds phenomenal. Then I heard the line where Steve Arrington testifies, "We gonna skate 'til the dawn comes!" That's when I really knew this was a roller funk anthem.


And my hunch was confirmed when I found that line inscribed at the top of the homepage for QuadSk8.nl, a very cool website from the Netherlands devoted to keeping alive the tradition of "funky rhythm roller skating."

Off Slave's 1981 LP Show Time, the last featuring Arrington on vocals and drums, and one I've always dug for its cover art, which depicts an intergalactic concert hall packed with deep space music lovers ready to have a good time. "Party Lites" hit #21 on the dance charts. The album itself went to #7 R&B, and #46 on the Billboard 100.

- Dyn-O-Mite

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