Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Rough At The Bottom

Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe make up the boogie boat that is Pbr Streetgang. One of the most interesting and underrated collaborations in club land that has earned them respect across the spectrum, from Crazy P and Greg Wilson to Nic Fanciulli and Ralph Lawson.

Their unique musical approach threads paradise garage disco to deep groovy house and techno seamlessly, never failing to connect with the crowd. Over the last five years of their Dj partnership this has evolved into an audience enthralling show that flows effortlessly from ableton live to the turntables and back again. These sets are the trademark sound of their northern home, "Asylum" at the Mint Club in Leeds, where they have played host to everyone from Theo Parrish and Danny Krivit to Steve Lawler and Luciano. In the last coupe of years they have toured Australia and closer to home Ireland, as well as leaving their mark on the festival circuit playing to the packed Strongbow tents at the Isle of Wight and V festival. This summer has seen a full schedule from the bright lights of their debut at Glastonbury and the Garden Festival Croatia… their dates for WeLove Space, Ibiza for the second year running. To the more local but equally loved places, Kendall calling Festival and the infamous Below parties in Birmingham.

Not just content with expressing themselves on the ‘ones and two’s they have developed their craft in the studio, with their first releases on Red Music being followed up by their first major remix of Crazy P “Love on the Line”. This year they've had new tracks out Future Classic & Dj History (as Bonar Bradberry) and have more on Wolf Music and YamWho? ‘s new label ISM to look out for. Whether its gigs or music, this a boat trip you shouldn’t miss…Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

. PBR Streetgang- "Rough at the Bottom" mix by bonar

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Melting Pot New Year Party

Melting Pot have an amazing New Years Eve party this year if your in Glasgow,with some outstanding guests joining residents Simon Cordiner and Andrew Pirie at the Admiral in Glasgow to celebrate New Year in true disco fashion.

Greg Wilson (Credit to the Edit)
After asking early enough this year they finally get our man to play at our Hogmanay shindig! Not only that, but this is part of his tour to promote his amazing new Credit to the Edit Vol. 2 album on Tirk, a worthy follow up to the original!

Greg is unashamedly one of their favourite guests and one that we all very much look forward to putting on. Melting Pot were one of the first clubs to have Greg play when he came out of his self imposed exile in December 2003. He had retired from DJing in 1983 whilst resident at Manchester’s legendary Hacienda, but not before he had placed his hallmark on the black music scene in the North of England, at clubs like Legend in Manchester and Wigan Pier, bringing the sounds of New York electro boogie to the UK.

Greg continues to go from strength to strength, with worldwide DJ dates from USA to Japan, Australia, Brazil, all over Europe and the summer festival circuit. This year started off in spectacular fashion with his long overdue debut on the BBC Essential Mix – a total classic! In between that, his production work is still prodigious with various remixes and edits finding their way out on a plethora of labels, including his own Ruff Edits label.

We will be treated to another electro, boogie, funk workout by the master himself, along with his trusty Revox reel to reel machine.

The Revenge (Jiscomusic / Instruments of Rapture)
2009 has certainly been a breakthrough year for Graeme Clark AKA The Revenge. Having first come to everyone's attention with some fantastic edits on the wonderful Jiscomusic label they asked Graeme along to play at Melting Pot at the start of the year - where he absolutely rocked it with his signature blend of slo-mo house edits, full-on disco, house, afro, etc. What better way to celebrate the past year, where The Revenge blew up in a worldwide scale, than to get him back for their New Year Party!

This year has seen a tour of Australia, dates across Europe, the States, Japan, and what seemed to be a weekly release of new productions and remixes. Labels like Instruments of Rapture have showcased Graeme’s individual work, alongside The 6th Borough Project which he does with Craig Smith. Remixes have been coming thick and fast for the likes of the Sunburst Band on Z and new Jiscomusic label Under The Shade; not to mention the other productions and DJ dates he does as Ooft and the L.E.S.S. label he runs. How he has time to fit it all in is a mystery to us!

They are super excited that we have managed to persuade Graeme to stay in Glasgow for New Year; they also know that he is rather looking forward to this himself.

Tickets are £20 in advance-£18 early bird tickets, available at Rubadub Records,Aspecto and The Admiral Bar & Club Glasgow.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Spinning Star

New mix from Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek/Solardisco). The "Spinning Star Mix" Covers some nice 21st Century deep cosmic disco,taking in tracks from Downtown Party Network,Reverso 68,Acos Coolkas,Michoacan,Space and lots more.

Craig plays Solardisco alongside Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie) and Kev Stevens on Saturday the 12th December at Basura Blanca (The Brunswick) Glasgow and also at Electrofunkdiscotek alongside Billy Woods Supermax discotheque on Saturday the 26th December for a boxing day cosmic disco special. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Spinning Star Mix - (Electrofunkdiscotek) by Moogroove

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Solardisco

Solardisco returns for an other installment at Basura Blanca,Brunswick Hotel Glasgow On Saturday 21st November for a residents special. Previous guests at Solardisco have included Pete Herbert (Reverso 68),Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance),Rune Lindbaek (Noid/Paper),Richard Sen (Padded Cell) and The Revenge & Ali Herron (Ooft Music).

Residents Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie),Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) and Kev Stevens (Soba) shall be providing the soundtrack of cosmic electronic disco,future classics and some secret weapons. Pre club in the bar from 9pm. Get down early to ensure entry. Not to be missed....

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Vertigo

After two years of intense Pizzico Records activity and after big remixes for James Curd (DFA), Billy Bogus (Bearfunk) and after being included on great compilations by Global Underground, Stomp, Om Recordings and Bearfunk itself, Pizzico Records homeboy Enzo Ponzio returns with a stunning new mix covering Italo and electric grooves between 80's funk and 90's sweet flavour, all built for the dance floor.

A big thanks to Pizzico Records who gave this mix to Piece Together. Pizzico Records have been behind some of the greatest artists and sounds of the last few years. From their need to go deep into the music underground, their artist roster and release catalouge speaks for itself. With great new releases such as "Vai Nonno Vai" by Erre and "Mnon Garr" the new track from the exciting new project by Loudtone featuring Dennis Young from legendary band Liquid Liquid, this is one label that has to be checked out. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download..

Enzo Ponzio - Vertigo Mix by piecetogethermusic

Thick As Thieves

Noid recordings acquired the rights to the entire works of disco super-group, Emerson, Terraldi and Fuquido. And after lengthy discussions with the groups’ LA law firm, the original 8-track masters finally arrived in London.
Of course, this caused uproar amongst the Noid artist roster.
The chance to get their greasy paws on such classic hits as "The Freakout", "Lovely Day" and "Body Karate" was too much to take and it was "Larry Levan mixes at 20 paces" as the disco kids fought for the right to remix. Naturally being such a bunch of utter vinyl junkies, the only way to decide such a serious matter was a disco quiz (with Noid Directors Dan & Conrad Idjut playing the part of Bob Holness of course). Well suffice to say that it was a frightening ordeal for any non-disco-aficionado that turned up at the Funkstar & Firkin that cold September evening. The run-of-the-mill Tuesday pub quiz had been hi-jacked by the Idjuts and, unless you knew the average penis length of a Studio 54 doorman, you’re chances of winning were somewhere between none and fuck all. It was a close contest, but after a sudden death quick-fire round, the Deep Fuzz production team of San Francisco won through, their ability to name the type of soap used in the Paradise Garage toilets putting them head and shoulders above the rest. So the master tapes headed back stateside.

There
Deep Fuzz, headed by local waiter, dj and record dealer Ben Cooke, twisted the original disco grooves into a heady cocktail of nineties dancefloor madness. Look out for some more re-issues of classic Emerson, Teraldi and Fuquido kit as Noid continues to plunder the past for its daily dollars. Sincerely, Terry Fuckwitt & Hugh Janus Deep Fuzz are Ben Cook and Gavin Duffy who live in San Francisco. having previously recorded on the Idjuts Noid label they released their debut album "Body Karate", an album which compiled of a mix of their own music, disco cut-ups, alcohol and possibly some smoking. "Thick as Thieves" has them delivering more of the same. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download..

Thick As Thieves - Purple Budd by piece together music

Monday, 16 November 2009

Music Is The Answer

Great new mix from Dj and good friend of mine Jamie Thomson. Blending a mixture of House, Techno, Disco, Italo, and Electrofunk, it's safe to say that Jamie covers all bases in his Dj sets. He's been at it long enough, with a couple of his own club nights under his belt "Basic Level" and "Nurture", he then moved on to join forces with Traxx in 2004.

Nowadays, Jamie tends to do his own thing playing at various club nights and venue's around Glasgow, but you are most likely to catch him playing round at Melting Pot, Huntleys and Palmers Audio Club, Bloc and Max's Kansas City.

The "Music Is The Answer" mix takes you on a nice journey through Slo-Mo House, Disco Edits, Electronica and Proto House. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download..

Jamie Thomson - Music Is The Answer - Oct09 by Mr Basic.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Autodisco

Autodisco is a club night collaboration between two of Scotland's finest underground electronic music imprints Deep Freeze Recordings and Mighty Robot Recordings. musically speaking the nights are all about tracing the defining sounds and influences on these two labels demonstrating their love of disco, electro, electrofunk, italo, early chicago house, detroit techno, house and nu disco. as well as being an opportunity to showcase the new music and artists featuring on the two great labels.

Resident Dj's Iamelectron (Mighty Robot Recordings) and Dicky Trisco (Deep Freeze/Disco Deviance) supply the amazing soundtrack for these nights,plus some very special guests will be at the controls for thier journey. Through their explorations they hope to forge a new way forward into the future for the machine made funk music they both love. Definitely one club night you have to check out.

Autodisco takes place at The Reading Rooms In Dundee Scotland,on the last Friday of the month,also some special shows alongside Rizla's Invisible Players and thier new monthly residency at the Social in London. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Dicky Trisco & Iamelectron - Autodisco Mix by piecetogethermusic

Late Nite Balearic Monster

It’s no secret that the Scandinavians have taken the helm when it comes to Nu Disco, Cosmic and Balearic these days. With the likes of Lindstrom, Prins Thomas and Todd Terje emerging as major forces on the current scene there is another stalwart out there, No other than Peter Visti From Denmark, who has been carving out his own Balearic sound for quite some time.

Peter Visti has been DJ’ing, producing and promoting for over 20 years, his first DJ gig was in 1980 and he’s been working hard on the Danish club scene ever since. Responsible for bringing international DJ’s to Club Concorde in Silkeborg and working or large events such as the Lounge Party in Ridehuset, Peter has DJ’ed all over the world and has worked intensively with Jacob Meyland which resulted in the "Time Flies" record label. (Also with Rene Kirkegaard.)

2003 saw Visti and Meylands first release ‘Bagounche’ and has since been notable for his work with the record label Music For Dreams releasing such tracks as "Banjul", more recently releasing his own tracks on Eskimo Recordings and Mindless Boogie. This is his track "Late Nite Balearic Monster". Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Peter Visti - Late Nite Balearic Monster by Piece together blogspot

Point To The Joint

Some great music from San Francisco based production outfit 40 Thieves, who sound almost like authentic NY 80's disco boogie. Their track"Point To The Joint" is a midtempo stormer with wall of sound percussion, massive synth bass, headrush atmospherics and raging, gorgeous keys.

Having some great releases over the last few years,on labels such as Permanent Vacation and Rong music,they also run the amazing Redux label. Redux have put out some first class records by artists such as Soft Rocks,Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield and also 40 Thieves themselves. Enjoy the music.

40 Thieves - Point To The Joint by Piece together blogspot

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

In Flagranti

The Kitty Kat Klub is an All Night Disco Party that Launches Sat 28th Nov at The Universal, 57 Sauchiehall Lane Glasgow and closes forever on Sunday 29th...Performing Live and Bringing their special brand of grimy, funky, trash-disco to this one-off party are Electronic Disco Masters In Flagranti (Codek/Kitsune/DFA). In Flagranti destroyed dancefloors worldwide in 2008 with "Business Acumen" before returning in summer 2009 with their second album, "Brash and Vulgar". They've been remixed by the likes of Black Devil Disco Club and Holy Ghost! and have appeared on How To Kill The DJ, FabricLive and Radio Soulwax Compilations. DJ support comes in the form of Bosco (Shake The Disease/Let's Go Back...Way Back) and Craig Moog (Solardisco/Piece Together).

They'll also have live Burlesque Performers adding some feline glamour to proceedings. Bring yer claws! Doors 11pm, £10/8 with student ID. A great cosmic disco party,Not To Be Missed!...

I Need You Tonight


Released on J.C Records in 1981 Punkin Machine's "I Need You Tonight" may very well have served as the prototype for the funkier 1980s Canadian sound that was to come from the likes of Nancy Martin, Suzy Q, and Karen Silver. The track rolls along with an amazing bassline and groove,great vocals and a cheeky disco riff guitar line.

The track has seen a few edits of the years,most notably the Wrenchman edit and Californian Dj Hugh Herrera's edit on his great H-Track label. The original pressing of this track sell for quite a high price now,and even the edits have become very sought after,and can also now command a high selling value. After being included on James Murphy(DFA) and Pat Mahoney's Fabric mix a few years back,the track found a new audience and attracted some new attention. The edit included here is the Wrenchman edit,which stays along the same path as the H-Track edit,cutting out the euro-pop sounding vocals,and building it more for the dance floor. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Punkin Machine - I Need You Tonight (Wrenchman Re-Edit) by Piece together blogspot

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Halloween

Just a little post to wish you all a "Happy Halloween". With lots of great clubnights and partys ,this weekend looks set to be full of spooky fun. Holy Ghost (DFA) fly in to play the Subclub in Glasgow tonite,which looks set to be a great gig. Also Craig Moog (Solardisco/Electrofunkdiscotek) will be playing Electrofunkdiscotek's Halloween Cosmic Disco Party at the Brunswick with Billy Woods (Supermax/Outer Drive) Halloween "Horror Show" party in the basement,so get down early to ensure entry.

SWG3 (Studio Warehouse Glasgow) host there great annual Halloween warehouse party at Studio Warehouse Eastvale Place Glasgow tonite. "Warehouse Of Horrors" has seen some great previous guests for their partys,such as David Holmes and Andy Votel (B-Music). Always a great party,with some amazing outfits and fancy dress. Whatever you get up to,have an amazing time! Happy Halloween.....

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Galaxy

The timeless "Galaxy" by Xenon will turn every sweaty dancefloor into a disco spaceship. Slow and seductive beats, spacy synthlines backed up by a driving bassline and cosmic guitars. Recently re-released by Radius Records who manage to deliver this great record, one of the most spaced out classic Italo disco tunes out there. The newer version comes with two Idjut Boys edits, giving the original a most sexy spin, with plenty of dubby delays and smoked out effects.

This space disco classic from 1983 is now once again within reach of Italo afficionados. Having made it onto such great mixes as "Telespazio Vol.1" by Fabrizio Mammarella this is definitely a must-have in any disco collection. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Xenon - Galaxy by piece together music

Boutade

The second release on Ewan Pearson and Sasse Lindblad's Misericord label came courtesy of Belgium's Mugwump, represented by the duo of Geoffroy Dewandeler and Olivier Grégoire, aka Kolombo. (Spirit Catcher's Jean Vanesse and Thomas Sohet, co-founders of the project, have moved on.) Where earlier Mugwump releases for the likes of Moodmusic have reflected a lush, melodic electro-house sensibility, ‘Boutade’ is in keeping with Misericord's slow-disco aesthetic, clocking in at a churning 107BPM.

With over two minutes of intro, they take their time digging in, but it's hardly wasted: fluttering violins, channeling the nervous energy of Philip Glass, cushion dramatic string vamps and methodical tympanis that stretch the tension to breaking point. The same simplicity rules the rest of the tune, which is built on a fat, jaunty bassline and a plucked lead ruffling its peacock feathers. Instead of development, Mugwump follow contours in the sound, focusing their energies on judicious filtering and the sneaky rearrangement of the song's principal themes. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Mugwump - Boutade by piece together music

You Got Me Running

Oakland, California native Lenny Williams possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music. With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R & B's most influential soul men. Williams began his musical career making records that have subsequently become R & B and Pop classics, tunes like the mega-hit "Cause I love You" (recorded on his solo album) and "So Very Hard To Go', which he recorded as the lead singer for Tower of Power.

His track "You Got Me Running" has made it onto many mixes over the years,most recently James Murphy (DFA) and Pat Mahoney's Fabric mix. The track has also seen some great re-edit work too,carried out by Ray Mang (Mangled) on his edit "Running".Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Lenny Williams - You Got Me Running by piece together music

Map Of Africa

Map Of Africa is a band featuring the combined forces of legendary DJ/musician Harvey and all around production genius Thomas Bullock.

Having grown up together in the wilds of Fen-land East Anglia they have found their way into a studio built in the old barn of a commune compound deep in the woods and rivers of Northern New York State. From here they have single-handedly written and recorded their first album of songs that, though they are clearly the work of individual vision, can at times remind you of the bands Can and Hawkwind or for that matter Godley and Creme.

Harvey is known for his priceless Black Cock releases and having ushered in the current wave of re-edit hysteria as well as his unique remix and production style that along with his international DJ performances has kept him in a position of cult status amongst disco and dance connoseurs for the past 2 decades.

Bullock is most easily recognized for his role in his Dj partnership Rub n Tug but may also be remembered as the man behind the music of an earlier NY super nova A.R.E. Weapons. Now as well as his work with Harvey he is recording an LP under the handle of Bobbie Marie and producing several other groups all for the amazing "Whatever We Want Records".

This is the track "Map Of Africa" taken from the album of the same name. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Map Of Africa - Map Of Africa by piece together music

Monday, 26 October 2009

Optimo Espookio

With Halloween on the way,we see the return of Optimo's annual "Espookio" Halloween party at the Subclub in Glasgow. One of my favourite nites and their's too. We see the Subclub decorated with some crazy decor,some scary music and their big prize draw for best dressed outfit. With Cold Cave Live and a 4am License,this is one Halloween party not to be missed!

Optimo "Espookio" takes place on Sunday the 1st of November at the Sublub on Jamaica Street Glasgow from 11pm-4am. Spooky....

Loud E

Not content with wowing the dancing world with a series of staggering 12″s last year, Loud E began 2009 with a class A album of edits so sophisticated you could drink them on the rocks from a cocktail glass in a suitably plush penthouse setting. The album "Loudified" collects Rotterdam based Dj and consummate disco freak Loud-E's tight, workmanlike and often brilliant re-edits of such tarnished Eurodisco gems culled from his trips to Northern Europe's secondhand shops. Loud-E has graciously cut out the chaff in these regional non-hits and refitted them for maximum disco appeal.

With great releases on such labels as Big Bear,Panama Racing and Ambassador's reception Loud E's edits and reworks have always been well recieved and seen great appreciation. The "Disco Thriller Mix" included here shows Loud E's great merciless grasp on the groove and his impeccable taste and splicing prowess. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Loud E - Disco Thriller Mix by piece together music

You'll Disappear


The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band are a tight-knit aggregation of musicians and artists from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. At the center of it is Daniel Collás and Sean Marquand who, after years of searching and contemplation, through live performance and the manipulation of recorded music, have finally succeeded in assembling the personification of their holy vision: a musical juggernaut comprised of Daniel, Sean, and their supremely talented friends Patrick Wood, Nicholas Movshon, Luke O'Malley, Laura Marin, Bing Ji Ling, Pier Pappalardo and Joan Tick.

The collective started when Collás and Marquand, two New York underground club DJs, became restless with the concept of playing other people's music. Both had also been involved in the thriving nightlife scene, and had an almost encyclopedic knowledge of esoteric music ranging from Brazilian soul to vintage psych-rock, so becoming producers seemed to be the next logical step.

After working with a wide range of artists, from veteran soul acts to up-and-coming rock n' rollers, the duo set their sights on The Phenomenal Handclap Band, a collective comprised of various luminaries of the indie rock and underground soul scenes. The resulting self-titled debut (which boasts guest appearances by Aurelio Valle, Carol C, Jaleel Bunton, Bart Davenport, Jon Spencer, and Lady Tigra) is the harmonious culmination of numerous diverse musical backgrounds, as well as a testament to Collás’ and Marquand’s singular musical vision. They have crafted a sound that is equal parts anthemic, dancefloor-oriented and orchestral, borrowing elements from progressive rock, disco, electro, and psychedelia.

Live, The Phenomenal Handclap Band is distilled to an eight-member powerhouse, an eye-popping spectacle that overwhelms the senses. It pulses with a savage rhythm section that provides the ultimate foil for cascading guitars and electrified washes of organ and synthesizers. Their delirious sermonizing whips crowds into a charismatic frenzy. Needless to say, their live shows are more akin to a spiritual church revival than an actual rock show.

The track here is a Prins Thomas rework of their great track "You'll Disappear",which has also seen some stunning mixes by Horse Meat Disco,Ilya Santana and Munk. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

The Phenomenal Hand Clap Band - You'll Disappear (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) by Piece Together

Joyous


Pleasure were one of the greatest groups of the west coast scene of the 70s and a key force in defining the Fantasy Records groove of the time. Pleasure have a sound that’s head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries especially groups on major labels who tried for this sort of sound, but never made it come off that well, usually too smooth or too commercial.

The mighty Wayne Henderson is a key factor in their sound as he produced some of the best tracks with that well-balanced groove he brought to his best work under the At-Home Productions umbrella. The track "Joyous" comes from their third studio album released on Fantasy records in 1977,which see's the band go full tilt,with great grooves and an amazing horn section. The track here is a Dj Harvey edit which stays pretty true to the original format.
Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download....

Pleasure - Joyous (DJ Harvey Re-Edit) by Piece Together

Friday, 16 October 2009

Caught Up


New mix from Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek/Solardisco). The "Caught Up Mix" delves deeper into the electronic side of cosmic disco,with quite an Italo electronic house feel. The mix takes in tracks from artists such as Phreek Plus One,The Phenomenal Handclap Band,Rocha,Chamboche,House Of House and lots more.

Craig plays Solardisco alongside Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie) and Kev Stevens (Soba) on Saturday the 14th November at Basura Blanca (The Brunswick) Glasgow and also at Electrofunkdiscotek with Supermax "Horror Show" Halloween Special on Saturday the 31st October,get down early to ensure entry. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Caught Up Mix - (Electrofunkdiscotek) by moogroove

This Space


Los Angeles,circa 1999 Simon "Woolfy" James & D-Hastie meet in a special little dive of a bar, called The Scotland Yard ...a pint ?...yeah a pint will do fine... you make music , I make music, let's make music... The two embarked on what's become an eight year adventure. Their first release on Chicago's Guidance Recordings was "Kingsburg" , a track that's appeared on many compilations,including house legend Tony Humphries at Fabric. From there, the full length , Between Here & Now was released,which made serious waves on the electronic music scene and put Projections on the map. Since then the lads have become well known in Los Angeles for their knock down drag 'em out parties. Always dropping a concoction of spaced-out house , dubbed- up disco,funk and some beard rock. These are where the dancefloors last forever.

As well as Dj'ing , Projections keeps busy in many other projects such as the disco-rocker outfit Woolfy on Rong Records (NY) , and the super heavy funk band Orgone on Ubiquity / Nuff Rope Records (CA/UK). Projections has recently released a 12" on Rong ,which received heavy rotation by DFA frontman James Murphy and other bearded warriors of the cosmic scene. There newest album release,on the great laidback Permanent Vacation label called The Astral Projections Of Starlight has recieved great acclaim ,so what's in the future for these guys? A hell of a lot more by the looks of things. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Woolfy Vs Projections - This Space by Piece Together

Everybody Get Down

Alphonse Mouzon has had a long and storied career in the music industry. He got his start as a jazz drummer and at some point had played with just about everyone including Roy Ayers, Larry Coryell, and Stevie Wonder. By the late 70's, he had evolved into a successful composer and producer. Like so many other soul and jazz musicians Alphonse caught the fever and started two excellent disco projects. The first being the female fronted Poussez and the other being Mouzon's Electric Band which was fronted by a male vocalist. The Electric Band cut one album in 1979 which featured the amazing 12 inch single "Everybody Get Down".

The track "Everybody Get Down" is a total dancefloor workout thanks to the incredible production value and the driving, hypnotic bassline
which keeps you on the floor,always maintaining the groove. The track has been a firm favourite with many great Djs over the years,and always a main stay in many peoples record boxes. Appearing on James Murphy (DFA)and Pat Mahoney's great Fabric mixed album a few years back has brought this track to a brand new audience. Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Mouzon's Electric Band - Everybody get down by Piece Together

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Melting Pot & Rizla Invisible Players

Melting Pot and Rizla Invisible Players team up together for a very special nite in Glasgow. Anyone attending the summer festivals: “Rockness”, “The Big Chill” and “Bestival” will have noticed the marauding entity that is the Rizla Invisible Players. Performing from the 1920s travelling music van, a Funktion One soundsystem and an array of deckchairs, the likes of Jazzie B, Tim Sweeney, JD Twitch, Andrew Weatherall, Jon Carter and many more uber talented DJs, brought their own unique vibe to the events. The summer is over, but The Rizla Invisible Players are hooking up with Melting Pot to bring together a phenomenal line up over 2 floors to bring 2009 to a close with a bang.

Eric Duncan (Rub N Tug / Still Going / NYC):
Native New Yorker Eric Duncan is one half of the fantastic Rub N Tug duo, and also on DFA as Still Going with partner Liv Spencer of House of House fame. He’s also been curating the excellent Japanese based C.O.M.B.i. re-edit label, and when he’s got the time branching out solo style with some quite stunning pieces of music as Dr Dunks on the ludicrously rare Whatever We Want label. Phew!
Eric’s attitude to DJing? “I’m halfway out there with the party people, drinking and shouting just as everyone else at the party”.
Expect to be entertained!

Mark E (Merc / Jiscomusic):
Melting Pot welcome back man of the moment - Mark E. Renowned for his reworking of disco and boogie classics such as Bobby Womack’s “Baby, I’m scared of you” and Tata Vega’s “Get it up for Love”, on the Jiscomusic label. Mark has gone from strength to strength in 2009 with the launching of his Merc records imprint that have been getting emphatic reviews. Mark is not only “completely on fire at the moment in the studio” (piccadillyrecords.com), but for those who witnessed his performance at Melting Pot’s New Year party, he’s also on fire playing out!

JD Twitch:
JD Twitch is one of the two DJs who founded “Optimo” and was a resident at the seminal “Pure” night in Edinburgh.
A man who needs no introduction in his home town of Glasgow, Twitch has a history of creating mayhem on the Melting Pot dance floor, so we can expect more of the same.

Autodisco:
Having established an excellent reputation on the back of their highly popular Dundee club night, the Autodisco DJs have continued to enhanced their profile over the last few years with some top performances in the Rizla Arena at Rockness, in the Stonebridge Tent at Glastonbury, and have earned themselves a monthly residency in London at The Social along the way.

The distinctive Autodisco sound which fuses Disco, Electro Funk, House and a Balearic anything goes attitude has also led to guest mix slots for BBC Radio 1 as well as heavily downloaded internet mixes on respected sites like Another Night On Earth and Juno Download.

Join residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner for this great nite on November 7th at The Admiral in Glasgow. Pre-club in the bar from 8pm. Not to be missed!..

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Slow Motion

Slow Motion have operated since 2005 as an event organization collective in the field of electronic music, club installation, visual art and disco dancing.
Originally based in mid-Italy, it is now also one of the freshest and most active organizations in the Berlin night scene...
The parties that they create and promote with Slow Motion are "East Coast Disco", "Nufunklan", "Teenage From Mars" and "Ultradisko".
The heads behind Slow Motion are a crew of friends from Pescara/Chieti in Italy with the same taste of music and many different ideas, which they bring together to form a unique musical atmosphere. Playing the best underground dance music , the resident Djs Fabrizio Mammarella,Franz Underwear,Cosmo,Guglielmo Mascio,Motercycle Boy and the live band Clap Rules are highly delighted to host some of the most interesting international Djs, bands, musicians and live acts out there.

The next exciting step for 2009 has been the launch of Slow Motion Recording as a platform to release Italian and international electronic dance music. Slow Motion exists to create new affairs in all sorts of electronicmusiculture. Fusing the best of a new breed of Italian Producers such as Fratelli Riviera with serious hevyweights like Beppe Loda,Slow Motion Records represent the future sound of Italian Disco.

Fabrizio Mammarella

Hailing from Italy and clocking in at a mere 26 years of age,Fabrizio Mammarella has released some of the finest Nu-Disco records of the last couple of years.

Not only has Fabrizio released some amazing music of his own making on the pioneering Bear Funk and Hairy Claw labels but is also a prolific and talented remixer, stepping up to the plate to add his distinctive touches to such projects as Confused Disco-A Retrospective Of Italian Records,Turbo Crystal and the Sweatalic Ep in addition to pouring his skills over output from Arturo Capone,Michoacan,Piston Fiston (Steve Kotey and The Emporer Machine) he has been producing tracks and mixes for different labels such as,Tiny Sticks,Super Soul, Mantra Vibes,Brontosaurus,Rollerboys just to name a few.

He's now busy with different projects such as Telespazio, the band Clap Rules ,Filiberto Marmelade and he's also recording some crazy material together with the roman artist Rodion. His production and dj style is a mixture of electronic disco,dub and psychedelic proto-house. This is his "Telespazio Mix Vol.1, a mix of what can only be described as dance floor perfection, whipping up a sublime selection of Modern Disco, Boogie, Dance Rock and Disco Not Disco. A top quality Dj and remixer as well as stand out artist in his own right,Fabrizio will no doubt be releasing some of the most anticipated dance music for years to come. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Fabrizio Mammarella - Telespazio Mix Vol.1 by Piece Together

City Of Lights

City Reverb the band, who've been transfixing festival goers all summer including Glastonbury and Camp Bestival also were hosts of a special "Late At The Tate" there in August. "City of Lights", City Reverb's evocative debut single was released in September last year. The band had selected such luminaries as Prins Thomas,Reverso 68 and the subterranean tastemeister Trevor Loveys to bring their vibes to the remixes.

City Reverb were brought together by Chis Coco who is a great musician, producer and Dj. Coco's main staple as a kid was New Order, Kraftwerk and The Velvet Underground and this eclectic mix of music has been the foundation of his music making ever since, whether it be one half of the team who brought us cult Radio One show the Blue Room or producing seminal albums like "Next Wave" which included collaboration with singer Nick Cave, author Iain Banks and actor Patrick Bergin. They released there album "Lost City Folk" to great acclaim,and have gathered very good support from great Djs and producers in the industry. This is the Reverso 68 mix of their track "City Of Lights". Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download....

City Reverb -City Of Lights (Reverso 68 Remix) by piecetogethermusic

Cappuccino


Cappuccino's deep and dirty disco classic "Hell Dance With Me" has made it into many record boxes over the years. Originally released back in 1981 on the tiny canadian label Black Sun, this super sexy slice of cosmic sleaze is a firm favourite with top disco djs like Harvey,James Murphy and Daniel Wang and is now so in-demand that copies sell for over $400.

Recently reissued in a small amount,copys of this great record were snapped up by collectors and record diggers,who had been on the hunt for this top 12" for a long time. Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Cappuccino - Hell Dance With Me by piecetogethermusic

Friday, 9 October 2009

Hands Of Time


Great new label and tracks from my from my good friend in Porto,Social Disco Club (Humberto Matias). This is the first release on his new Hands Of Time label,and sets to raise the bar pretty high. These two edits are really a wet dream for the disco fans. The People who bought his records on Mindless Boogie and Bear Funk will not be dissapointed. Support has come from some of the great heavy weights of the cosmic disco scene including Eric Duncan (Still Going), Phoreski(Fat Fuk Recordings), Leo Zero (Leo), Lovefingers(Blackdisco), James Murphy(DFA) and Norway's Rune Lindbaek(Noid).

The record includes two great tracks "Man Of Magic" and "Sandwich Love",both amazing disco tracks with some nicely tweaked production,that will work the floor of the discotheque. The record will be available from Juno,Piccadilly,Flexx and all good record stores within the next few weeks. With some great releases planned for the future,by artists such as the Beat Broker and Fratelli Riviera this is one label you have to check out. Enjoy The Music.

Man Of Magic by Social Disco Club

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Prostitute Pink


At some point in the mid-nineties Steve Yanko began obsessively tinkering with two turntables and a keyboard sampler and hasn't stopped since, spawning a career in dance that continues to grow. Discovering disco early on, and the way it was being cut up into proto-house at the time set the style and sound for his lengthy career in music. Coming out of Toronto's famed millennium-era party boon, Yanko was the motivator for many early-morning noise complaints as the dj/promoter behind some of the city's best warehouse parties including the legendary Leisure loft parties. In 2004, Yanko was commissioned by Chicago's famed Trax Records to re-master many gems from their legendary catalogue as well as mix a compilation titled 'Twilight Trax' (2005). That same year saw Yanko launch his own Truffle Music imprint with a mission to expand on his own growing catalogue of releases and expose the world to the burgeoning new sound coming out of Toronto. Widely accepted by the house-not-house and disco loving community, Truffle staked it's claim in the world of forward-leaning dance music and continues to impress with it's unique roster and focus on quality music.

In addition, Yanko continues to release his own productions on such acclaimed labels as Permanent Vacation, Plant Music, HLM, Prize Records, PSR, and under the aliases The Voices and Strange Brew. He has worked with such industry heavyweights as Antena, Tomas Andersson, Munk, Stretch Armstrong, Jason Hodges, Dubious, Woolfy, and Dicky Trisco. Much more to come as the obsession continues...Enjoy.Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Steve Yanko - Prostitute Pink by piecetogethermusic

Monday, 5 October 2009

Mark Seven


Mark Seven is no stranger to underground music, his involvement goes back to the early 80's his input has included organising and promoting parties like the all night 'Bizzare' one of the original Balearic/early house all nighters (when it was illegal !) as well as many others in the late 80's. A Shoom regular he began dj'ing and now also collects and sells records to those lucky enough to receive his lists. He now resides in Sweden home of all beautiful things including vinyl !

Mark is also co-promoting parties 'The Lodge' and NY Social Club and keeping relation to other parties in Europe, inviting great guests such as Prins Thomas (Feedelity) and Phil Mison (Reverso 68).

His mixes have gained notoriety on websites such as Dj History and San Diego DJ Hugh Herrera's H-Track.com for his eclectic leftfield selection of old and new music innovatively mixed. Mark is one of the few to really capture the understanding of Balearic style of music and how to play it. He's able to mix many genres with keeping respect to the music and the dancefloor in front of him,always making it exciting.

More recently Mark has returned to London to play at Lazermagnetic Bank Holiday parties and at Plastic People alongside Gerry Rooney (Black Cock),also travelling up to Glasgow to play the Melting Pot clubnight. He also has a new vinyl release named "Travelogue" on his greatly named new imprint "Twelve Inches Of Delight". This is the "A Slow Blow" mix. Enjoy the music .Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Mark Seven - A Slow Blow Mix by piecetogethermusic

Runaway

What do you get when you mix a classically trained, post-punk, disco-head; a Latin freestyle, Chicago house freak turned minimal-techno auteur; and thousands of records? You get Brooklyn's anything but inbred child -Runaway. The duo have been informing each other's tastes since meeting at the Sonic Groove record store in early 2000, but Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral didn't start producing their sound together until 2006. Due to the dirty disco edit release "Shadows" backed with "Ain't Afraid to Beg" on Wurst Edits that gained them coveted spots on the Glimmers' Eskimo V Mix and the Lindstrom and Prins Thomas' Essential Mix on BBC Radio one, Runaway has set a noticeable pace amongst NYC's finest. Collaborating on upcoming original work with the likes of James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), and Brennan Green (Chinatown), Runaway are also exporting their New York style abroad. Their releases on Cosmo Vitelli's I'm A Cliché imprint started the trend and with the dual label release of "Brooklyn Club Jam" linking New York dons DFA with Berlin/London lords Rekids. The release of the track was complete with remixes from a slew of dance music's currently most celebrated producers including L.S.B., Brennan Green, Toby Tobias, Tedd Patterson, and AME.

Following the dance floor response to their debut tour that took them through Paris, Dublin, Berlin, Dresden and Istanbul last year, Runaway are continuing to tour throughout the world with more and more international dates in 2009. Look our for upcoming releases on Wurst, DFA, Rekids, I'm A Cliché and new remixes for Permanent Vacation, Mantra Vibes, Play Out! and Solardisco. This is their track "Ain't Afraid To Beg". Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Runaway - Ain't Afraid To Beg by piecetogethermusic

Beats In Space

On Friday 16th October, Warm return for the tenth installment of their Plastic People residency. This month they welcome one of the Warm Agency's key artist's, NYC's finest, Mr Tim Sweeney of Beats in Space and DFA fame. For this very special event Tim Sweeney will be playing all night long on Plastic People’s esteemed sound system!

Since Tim moved Beats in Space over to an FM frequency and began transmitting online via streams and podcasts via Beatsinspace.net, he has attracted a strong international following for the diverse range of artists and styles portrayed on the two-and-a-half hour program. In addition to Tim’s weekly mixes, assorted guests showcase their sounds. Guests have included Carl Craig, Padded Cell, The Avalanches, Optimo, Erol Alkan, Lindstrom and Prins Thomas and loads more.

As Beats in Space celebrates its 10th year anniversary it shows no sign of stopping and with a Beats in Space label in the pipeline, which will be releasing a very special Beats in Space compilation and series of 12"s and new T&T (Tim Sweeney and Time Goldsworthy) edits, it seems this is just the beginning of the Beats in Space empire!

Definitely one session not to be missed!

Glad To Know You


Chaz Jankel was Ian Dury's writing partner in The Blockheads but went on to become a successful artist in his own right, racking up a sizeable roster of hits including platinum selling singles like "Glad To Know You" and 'Ai No Corrida'. His album "My Occupation" serves as a retrospective overview of the man's career, which spanned some five full-length releases over the course of the 1980s. Jankel to this day remains a part of The Blockheads, but his work as a synthesizer auteur tells another story, representing the career of an artist who ably dipped into the nascent electronic sub-genres of the day, referencing new wave, post disco and electropop whilst never shying away from the weirder corners of electronic music, as captured in the bizarre edits and overdubs littering the otherwise fairly straight-up rhythm track of 'Reve De Chevres'.

If there is a overriding theme to Jankel's career it has something to do with placing emphasis on taking all these various forms and production angles and wrapping them around a central pop superstructure, something Jankel seemed to accomplish throughout his career with an impressive consistency. This is a great edit of his track "Glad To Know You" by Todd Terje staying very close to the original format,but moving the structure slightly and maintaining the groove. This track can also be found on the great Tirk Records compilation "Tirk 02". Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Chaz Jankel - Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Edit) by Piece together blogspot

Get Down


Originally released on Konduko Records in the early 80s Miami producer Noel Williams’ sleazy disco funk classic "Get Down" has always been a track that works the dancefloor. With its awesome post disco/pre electro sound,this in-demand track, which was the standout on the hugely successful Disco Not Disco series, literally has it all,with a compulsive hypnotic combination of killer electronic bassline, catchy funk vocals and dirty in your face synth stabs that positively wreck the dancefloor!

The track has seen a few re-releases over the years on labels such as Tashamba/Konduko,Magick Cuts,Rusty's Dusty Disco and New York Underground Disco. Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Connie Case - Get Down by Piece together blogspot

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Solardisco

Solardisco returns for an other installment at Basura Blanca,Brunswick Hotel Glasgow On Saturday 10th October for a residents special. Previous guests at Solardisco have included Pete Herbert (Reverso 68),Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance),Rune Lindbaek (Noid/Paper),Richard Sen (Padded Cell) and The Revenge & Ali Herron (Ooft Music).

Residents Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie),Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek) and Kev Stevens (Soba) shall be providing the soundtrack of cosmic electronic disco,future classics and some secret weapons. Pre club in the bar from 9pm. Get down early to ensure entry. Not to be missed....

Rune Lindbaek

He might not be as widely-acclaimed as Prins Thomas, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm or Terje Olsen, but Oslo’s Rune Lindbaek has been every bit as influential on the Norwegian cosmic/dub disco scene. if not more so.

With a plethora of aliases, Rune has delivered releases on such influential labels as R&S, Paper (as Those Norwegians) and Telle while, more recently, released the amazing ‘Klubb Kebabb’ (named after his own basement party in Oslo) long-player on Noid which typifies his unique sound of obscure disco edits. Late 2008 saw him holed up in a basement in London with the Idjut Boys collaborating on another album for Noid which is apparently imminent.

This is his track "Dum Dum Delay" taken from the great "Klubb Kebabb" album. Genius. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Rune Lindbaek - Dum Dum Delay by Piece together blogspot

Enzo Ponzio

The Sicilian artist Enzo Ponzio, started his career as a DJ in 1991. He worked for several years in parties and clubs in Sicily and then decided to move to Milan, where he soon started working as a composer and sessionman in productions of other artists. He published,with the label ‘Scenario Music’, his first solo album with the title ‘"Sopra la Soglia"’ creating thus a new project, ‘Ganesh’, founded by him. In the meantime he started collaborating with artists having a dance background and, above all, he started playing his dj sets. He became a resident Dj in several important lounge clubs in Milan, including among others ‘Roialto’. He produced several singles for ‘Scenario music’ and covered a lot of distance along the way. His sound is firmly based in electronic music,taking in Italo,cosmic disco and some spaced out electronica.

Enzo has had the support from artists such as Lindstrom,Prins Thomas,Aeroplane,Xaver Naudascher and Diskjokke to name but a few,and also great support from labels such as Eskimo Recordings,Internasjonal and Bear Funk. With most of his new releases on Pizzico Records and great tracks such as "Electroboogie","Go On!" and "Italian Boy" this is one great producer worth checking out. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Enzo Ponzio - Dj Set by Piece together blogspot

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Choice Four

The Choice Four were a harmonizing soul group from Washington, D.C., whose records deserved a better fate. They recorded for RCA in the mid-'70s, but were never able to score a breakout hit, despite making some very moving, nicely sung ballads. The group consisted of lead singer Bobby Hamilton,Ted Maduro, Pete Marshall, and Charles Blagmore. Maduro and Marshall were former members of the Love Tones, and Blagmore of the Stridels. Unfortunately, none of their singles ever cracked the R&B Top 40 in the 70s.

Their track "Down To Earth" takes on a great disco feel,with some nice basslines and grooves. The edit here comes courtesy of my friend Mash (aka Martyn Henderson) from Glasgow,who runs the Compact Disco.Net clubnights. Here he bumps up the production and keeps the groove and feel of the original. Enjoy. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

The Choice Four - Down To Earth (Mash Compact Disco Edit) by Piece together blogspot

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Over The Sky

New mix from Craig Moog (Electrofunkdiscotek/Solardisco). The "Over The Sky Mix" Covers some nice 21st Century deep cosmic disco,taking in tracks from Lindstrom,Iliya Santana,Ooft Music,Ilija Rudman,Jay Shepheard,Social Disco Club and lots more.

Craig plays Solardisco alongside Maelstrom (Eskimo Recordings/Mindless Boogie) and Kev Stevens on Saturday the 10th October at Basura Blanca (The Brunswick) Glasgow and also at Electrofunkdiscotek with Supermax "Tech-Noir" on Saturday the 26th September. Craig can also be found playing at the Wee Chill music festival on Satuday the 26th September at the Glasshouse in Queens Park Glasgow, alongside some great guests such as Prins Thomas (Full Pupp) Ralph Lawson (20/20) and Optimo (Oscarr) plus loads more. Enjoy the music. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Over The Sky Mix - (Electrofunkdiscotek) by moogroove

Rock The Joint

Wild Rumpus are Cosmo and Gary Lucas,two pioneers of forward thinking music, but from very different backgrounds that combine to make the kind of music you simply can’t ignore but at the same time can’t quite put your finger on.

To mark the follow-up to their first two singles "Musical Blaze-Up" and "Purple Somersault" on Bitches Brew Records, they’ve bagged a collaboration with vocal entertainer extraordinaire Beardyman – the result being the tripped out hoe-down that is ‘Rock The Joint’.

Colleen Murphy, aka Dj Cosmo, has been pushing musical boundaries since her teens. Born near Boston but relocated to NYC in '86, Cosmo had her own radio show by the age of 14, which she held for many years, showcasing her love of psychedelic, garage and prog rock and was one of the only outside DJs ever to grace the decks at the infamous birthplace of clubbing, David Mancuso's 'The Loft'. Cosmo's work in the realms of disco, nu wave, electronica, house, nu jazz and crossover rock has allowed her to develop an eclectic DJ style that is beloved by DJs, promoters, clubbers across the globe. The mix of Cosmo’s psychedelic roots and disco tutelage truly explains the sounds of her partnership with one of the guitar world's genuine pioneers.

Gary Lucas was recently dubbed the 'Guitarist of 1000 Ideas' by the New York Times and is widely considered to be the guitar world's greatest living talent. Previously of Captain Beefheart, Gary is famed for his multi-faceted musical creativity, collaboration projects, film scores and most recently, his work with new band "Gods & Monsters". As the co-writer of Jeff Buckley's seminal "Grace", Gary is no stranger to making hits, yet his passion for experimentation continues to make him one of music's more interesting characters.

This is the Reveso 68 mix of their track "Rock The Joint" Enjoy the music....

Wild Rumpus - Rock The Joint (Reverso 68 Remix) by piece together music