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Retail DJ January Podcast

29 Jun

The first of a much bigger set, this Retail DJ January Podcast pulls from the original January tracklist and is full of house, breaks, electropop, and even a little rock. Enjoy!

Retail DJ January Podcast

click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download


Retail DJ – Introduction
Azari & III – Hungry for the Power
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix feat. Au Revoir Simone)
Penguin Prison – A Funny Thing (Monarchy Remix)
Calvin Harris – Love for You
Private – My Secret Lover (Lifelike Remix)
Cajmere (feat. Dajae) – Brighter Days (Mercury Edit)
Scott Cooper (w/ Edu K feat. Leila) – Crank It
Libby of Lazerbitch (feat. Claire Hux) – Music You (Original Mix)
Primary 1 & Riton – Radiates
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix (feat. Ellie Goulding)
VEGA – Well Known Pleasures (Original Mix)
Voices of Life (feat. Sharon Pass) – Word Is Love (Mercury Edit)
The Ting Tings – Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)
The XX – Basic Space

For your reference:

Retail DJ Soundcloud Page

Retail DJ Podcast Page

Original Retail DJ January Tracklist Post


Mix On Tap: Lovers

12 Jun

Today is O Dia dos Namorados in Brazil. Known as the “Brazilian Valentine’s Day,” it’s a special day for folks in love, heavy like, or who just feel like buying red and pink things filled with chocolate for well, anyone. It certainly has a far more romantic premise than the American version (on which you are more than welcome to give you teacher, mom, little sister, and best friend a Valentine’s Day goodie), though much like the American version, it’s a huge commercial success and yet another manufactured holiday to boost the economy and line the pockets of many a company.

Even Melissa came out with a promotion related to Dia dos Namorados involving an all-red version of “Royale,” one of the shoes from their newest line “Melissa et Circenses“:

Anyway, in order to honor this Brazilian tradition and give my American readers something to keep them cool this summer, I give you a great Frozen Strawberry Marguerita recipe as well as a mix that is romantic enough at time to enjoy with your boo, but that has the necessary dance-cred to entertain even the least romantic. . .

The Drink

Frozen Strawberry Marguerita (c/o Guy Fieri)

ingredients: 2 cups crushed ice, 1/2 cup strawberry puree (frozen can or fresh strawberries, pureed), 1 cup tequila, 2 limes, juiced, splash of Triple Sec, splash of simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled)

Combine in a blender, ice, strawberry water, tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup. Puree until smooth. Pour into rocks glasses and serve.

The Music

Evil Nine – For Lovers Mixtape

:: FOR LOVERS :: MIXTAPE NO.1 by Evil Nine

(click to play / click the small arrow on the right to download)

tracklist after the jump

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Upcoming Shows: Uffie, Annie Mac, Surkin, Aeroplane + More!

16 Mar


TONIGHT: Fixed presents Aeroplane @ Santos Party House
Aeroplane “Chart Mix” September 09 by Aeroplane (Official)

Santos Party House is located  at 96 Lafayette Street in Chinatown (Manhattan)

Admission: $15

Also this week @ Santos:

Annie Mac! Thursday, March 18th

Yes, the awesome UK DJ will be gracing the stage dropping the best in electronic and pop music. Check her out performing live:

click here for $10 tickets


Half of Au Revoir Simone, Erika Spring, DJ-ing @ Baddies this Thursday, 3/18. Baddies is located at 20 Greenwich Avenue. RSVP here: baddiesrsvp@gbh.tv for free entry!

Friday, March 19th: BOY 8-BIT, SURKIN, AND FAKE BLOOD @ Webster Hall . . . yes, you read that right! These amazing DJs will be playing for the AIR after-party, so stop by to check them ouuuuuut. Only $1 before midnight if you RSVP here. Webster Hall is located at 3rd Aveue and 11th Street in Manhattan.

To get ready, check out this HOT Surkin Mix for BBC’s Radio 1:

Surkin – BBC Radio 1 20 Min Mix

(click to play / right click + save target as to save)

Tracklist after the jump

Saturday, March 20th @ Brooklyn Bowl:

UFFIE, performing live  w/ Alex English DJ-ing

Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th & 12th streets

$5 admission if you RSVP here

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Welcome to 2004

27 Feb

Last night was not the best of nights. I had planned on going to see Vitalic at Webster Hall (and of course getting some amazing footage for y’all), but I was dog tired (even though I had spent all day in bed reading Vogue and watching cheesy romantic comedies in between office emails due to the snow day). I ended up spending the bulk of my night at Pathmark grocery store and Target, buying storage items for my new apartment. Somewhere, between the South African imported oranges and the canvas and leather magazine organizers, I lost my cell phone. This would be the third time I have lost a phone in the past 4 months.

I blame this series of mishaps primarily on my shockingly bad memory. I can leave a room, come back in, and have already forgotten what I had left it for in the first place (was I going to the kitchen? was I headed to the bathroom? did I have laundry downstairs I needed to hang up?). The problem is completely maddening, and sometimes makes me sad. Needless to say, I was more frustrated about being too tired to go see Vitalic than misplacing my phone because it.happens.that.much.

This morning, at the suggestion of my mother, who has become increasingly more tech saavy than I these days , I perused the offerings on eBay. The end result? A Blackbery 7290. These came out in 2004, but considering the fact that my last phone (which was a free replacement care of AT&T) was a Nokia that had a seriously delay in doing well, anything related to the keypad, I felt like I had accomplished something. I finally got a phone that could do more than text and answer calls. This was a step up, but a reminder at how old I am getting (or maybe just at how quickly technology is changing without me).

The good news is that a) I already know how to use the thing because back in my days of legal corporate servitude, I was indeed strapped to my B-Berry, as we’d affectionately call them at the firm, and b) it’s spacious enough to accommodate my enormous hands, for which the phones of today are not so well-suited. The bad news? It’s a little big (though I often have a purse the size of Montana, so that’s a bit irrelevant) and it may not have cutesy ringtones (also not a huge problem because my phone is on silent 99% of the time, one of the reasons why I keep losing the thing without any hope of finding it).

The entire experience reminded me of something odd: I never lose my music devices. I have missplaced an iPod here and there, but always found it shortly after. My tape players and cd players were never too far from sight. Headphones, though frequently broken, were never lost. This is telling considering my obsession with music. I’m hoping that the large size of the old new Blackberry I have purchased will help remedy the problem, though I think I may have to trick myself into thinking it’s actually some source of music if I want it to stay closer to home and not in some abyss where all my other phones have ended up.

On a happy note,  here’s Aeroplane’s newest mix. They released this 5 days ago, and while it’s not chock full of bangers like their earlier sets, the last few tracks are worth the buildup.

Aeroplane “Chart Mix” February 2010 by Aeroplane (Official)

Have an amazing Saturday night.

Retail DJ

Now Playing: Volume 1

23 Feb

As I mentioned previously, I planned on featuring a few new regular posts on the page. This is one of them. Welcome to Now Playing. In Now Playing, I (or friends and special guest artists) will leave a few tracks, what they are listening to at the moment that are worth checking out.

This is what I have on heavy rotation this week, thanks to the folks at Discobelle and Too Many Sebastians:

1. Cecile & Venice – Rimmel (click here to dl)

This was featured in the January Aeroplane monthly mix. I fell in love. Now I can’t.stop.listening.to.it. It’s groovy, disco-y, and will make you dance even when you don’t feel like it. Turns out they are managed by Gomma, which now makes sense . . . because Gomma is a label that seems as if it is allergic to putting out anything but awesome music.

video: This video features clips from an old Czech New Wave film . . . random, though typical Gomma (see: video for “Rat Race” by Munk)

2. Matt Van Schie – Saturday Night (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix) (click here to dl)

At parts, this song reminds me of music from Daft Punk’s Discovery. If you know that album well, you’ll know what I am talking about when you hear the track.

3. Polargeist – Home from the Can (Tensnake Remix) (click here to dl)

Oldschool house feel mixed with a little chill. Best for motivating you as you go out or while having drinks. It’s danceable, but only in that “I’m a model, I do not sweat” kind of way. 🙂

4. Savage Snobs – GLOBAL  (click below to listen/dl)
GLOBAL by Savage Snobs

Luuurv this song. It’s cute, ’nuff said. It’s a hip hop song in the vein of the Cool Kids (of “Black Mags” and 90s revival style fame) and N.E.R.D.

5. Ali Love – Love Harder (Mighty Mouse Remix) (click here to dl)

Ali Love, who dropped Diminishing Returns, has yet another awesome song out: Love Harder. This track was also featured in Aeroplane’s January mix, and thank goodness for it. This track is mellow, yet danceable, sexy yet fun, and makes you feel like  you could stop traffic.

6. Chaos dans le CBD – Cheese’s Christ (original mix) (click here to dl)

Heavy groove track. It starts off slow, but then speeds up and gets a little more depth. Reminds me of something I’d probably have heard in that old store Lounge on Broadway (which was one of the coolest stores ever, actually) that is now a Mango or a Victoria’s Secret or some major.corporate.label.store at which I never shop, so I can’t remember its name. There is a part in this song in which there is so much of a “shhh” sound, I initially thought my furnace was coming on or someone was entering my room with a smoke machine. Yet I like it.

7. Delphic – Halcyon (L-Vis 1990 Remix) (click here to dl)

I like this song primarily because it starts off sounding like some typical British pop joint, but then L-Vis 1990 just…wrecks it. It turns into something else entirely, and I mean that in a good way! He makes it sound much darker and aggressive, which I know I sometimes need when I am walking around in the city or on the train and need a little boost of toughness. But then he brings back the sad, sentimental voice of the artist right when you least expect it. And, somehow, it just works.

8. Metronomy – Trick or Treatz (click here to dl)

This song has been stuck in my head for the longest. It’s an old-ish Metronomy song that came out before they straight blew up in the States, but it had been heavily sampled enough for people to be familiar with it if they were into electronica.

– Retail DJ

Mix On Tap: Down at the Disco

14 Feb

It takes no guessing for people to know that I love Aeroplane. I saw them when they were in NYC at the end of 2009, and I have been keeping up with their monthly mixes since July. This month’s takes more of a disco turn, at least in the first few songs, and I thought it  might make for a nice way to begin your Valentine’s Day (or end it). Along with this mix, I have a little recipe that comes to us via drinkswap.com called Disco Lemonade–a light cocktail that will put you in the mood for love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Aeroplane “Chart Mix” January 2010 by Aeroplane

Disco Lemonade (w/ modifications) 

ingredients: 1 glass of lemonade (regular yellow or pink), 1 shot of blue curacao, 2 shots of vodka, 1 shot of triple sec

1. mix all the ingredients

2. shake

3. serve

4. John Travolta your way into someone’s heart (or pants)

– Retail DJ

Disco Nuevo

12 Jan

In case you haven’t heard, there has been a resurgence of two types of music as of late in the electronica/club scene, and no, i am not talking about dubstep. Both house and disco have risen from the speaker death they experienced when trance, techno, electro, and UK garage/grime/dubstep/niche took over. There have been several incarnations of house in recent years, including “fidget house,” which Crookers and Congorock made famous, in addition to the equally party-friendly tech-house, made popular by folks like Jesse Rose and Riva Starr. Yet another sound that pre-dates the electronica scene is disco, and it’s been given an entirely new face for the contemporary clubgoer/music listener.

What I like to call “Disco Nuevo” has been floating around the music scene in creamy mixes from the likes of several Canadian DJs including Matty C and DJ Neoteric, and Belgium’s Aeroplane, all of whom have taken the 70’s favorite genre and turned into something more fitting for the present. While some of the old disco elements are still there,  like the heavy bass, tinges of gospel, and sassy vocals, the general sound is smoother, more finessed and has light infusions of house and soft rock that provide music that’s good for lounging or dancing, if one sees fit.

Bearing in mind that it’s only Tuesday, I felt like these mixes would be more appropriate for easing you into the week, without overwhelming the senses. These mixes are from the White Light Mix Series, which is a compilation of disco nuevo mixes by a set of talented DJs you may already  know and love. Hopefully you all will appreciate these as much as I do. I have chosen some of the standouts of the bunch, but they are all honestly worth a listen, and a dance or two. Enjoy (to download, right click the link and  “save target as”):

White Light Mix Vol. 1 – Matty C (DL)


The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke rmx)
Architecture in Helsinki – Debbie (U-Tern rmx edit)
Cazals – Somebody Somewhere (Lifelike rmx)
Holy Ghost! – Hold On
WSGM – You Should Be Someone Else (Moulinex rmx)
PNAU – With You Forever
Shapeshifters – Pusher (Lifelike rmx)
Lifelike + Kris Menace – Discopolis (A Hundred Birds rmx edit)
Fiasco – Happy Hour (The Scar rmx)
DJ T + Booka Shade – Queen Lucid
Fred Falke – Love Theme
Daft Punk – Voyager
Alan Braxe + Fred Falke – Intro/Running
DJ T – Funk On U
Leroy Hanghofer – Pin
Juan Maclean – Happy House
Global Communication – The Way (Secret Ingredients rmx)

White Light Mix Vol. 3 – DJ Neoteric (DL)


01 – B.e.l.l X.1 – Flame (Chicken Lips Mix)
02 – F.r.i.e.n.d.l.y F.i.r.e.s – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
03 – A.l.a.n P.a.r.s.o.n.s P.r.o.j.e.c.t – Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You (Twelves Rmx)
04 – T.h.e P.l.u.g.s – Imaginary Friend
05 – B.e.n.i – My Love Sees You
06 – H.o.t C.h.i.p – Like We Breakdown (DFA Remix)
07 – J.a.p.e – Floating (D.I.M Remix)
08 – P.r.y.d.a – Rakfunk
09 – D.V.A.S – Society
10 – M.i.a.m..i H.o.r.r.o.r – Make You Mine
11 – L.e.s R.h.y.t.h.m.s D.i.g.i.t.a.l.e.s – Dreamin’
12 – L.a.d.y.h.a.w.k.e – My Delerium (JBag Hot Pop Remix)
13 – M.e.t.r.o.n.o.m.y – Heartbreaker (Kris Menace Remix)
14 – L.y.k.k.e L.i – Lit Bit (Autoerotique Bootleg Remix)
15 – M.i.d.n.i.g.h.t J.u.g.g.e.r.n.a.u.t.s – 45 and Rising
16 – R.o.l.a.n.d C.l.a.r.k – Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix)
17 – T.h.e H.o.u.r.s – See the Light (C.a.l.v.i.n H.a.r.r.i.s Remix)
18 – The A.s.t.o.n S.h.u.f.f.l.e ft Tommie Sunshine – Stomp Yo Shoes
19 – C.a.s.s.i.u.s – Feelings For You (Les Rhythms Digitales Dreamix)
20 – O.c.e.l.o.t – Our Time (Treasure Fingers Remix)
21 – E.m.p.i.r.e of the S.u.n – Walking on a Dream
22 – L.a.d.y.h.a.w.k.e – Back of the Van
23 – F.e.l.i.x D.a H.o.u.s.e.c.a.t – Ready 2 Wear

White Light Mix Vol. 6 – Curtis Vodka (DL)


1. Julianna Barwick – Cloudbank
2. Walter Jones – I’ll Keep On Loving You
3. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (LSB Remix)
4. Phoenix – Lisztomania (Classixx Remix)
5. Full Moon Fashions – Happy Shades
6. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 part 1 (Apt One Edit)
7. Stevie Nicks – Stand Back (Eli Escobar Disco Mix)
8. DJ Kaos – Love The Night Away (Tiedye Mix)
9. Downtown Party Network – Days Like These
10. Federico Conti – Suono Piano
11. Jitterbug – Speakers Corner
12. Burial & Four Tet – Wolf Club
13. The Juan MacLean – One Day (Lazaro Casanova Dub)
14. Kid Sister – Get Fresh (Alex Gopher Dub)

– Retail DJ

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