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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

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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


Upcoming Shows: Calvin Harris, Jubilee, Alexander Technique, and More!

31 Mar

Calvin Harris

Wednesday, 3/31

JOKERS OF THE SCENE + NICK CATCHDUBS + STAR EYES @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)

multiple ticket options! FREE from 10pm-12am ; FREE after 12 with RSVP – email: JOTS@lprnyc.com $8 Tickets (Guaranteed entry) – Click Here; IMPORTANT: for the $8 tickets, you must use the promotional code “GBH212′. Otherwise tickets are $10.; $13 Day of show (after midnight without RSVP or ticket)

JAMIE OF THE XX  + JDH + DAVE P @ Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street)

Bonding over a shared love of dark, emotive 80s guitar sounds and the high-end sheen of American R&B, The xx’s unique sound befits a band whose wide range of influences combine beautiful, hushed vocal duets and a brilliantly inventive use of samples and low-end frequencies to produce stark, sweet, melancholic pop. The four precocious 19 year olds are enjoying a packed tight international tour schedule and tonight Jamie xx will bust a dj set after the heat of their NY concert appearance. $5 advance tickents and more info

Thursday, 4/1

DJ MARK LARUSH @ Flute (40 e. 20th street)

Mark Larush will be spinning Disco, Disco funk, and lounge music. So stop by for champagne and listen to so good vibes.  More Info

ROXY COTTONTAIL + LADYFAG @La Pomme (27 w. 26th street)
If you know anything about nightlife, you know who Roxy & Ladyfag are. Two of the biggest nightlife entertainers in the country who are already on legendary status start their new night this Thursday and every Thursday after. Featuring Alexander Technique and Luther. More Info.
CALVIN HARRIS @ Santos Party House (06 Lafayette street)
Make sure you get your tickets for Calvin Harris before they run out!! He’ll be DJing along with JDH and Dave P of Fixed and guests… it’s going to be a hot night… We strongly advise you to buy advance tix for this one. $15 tickets
DJ DRUZZ  @ Baddies (20 Greenwich Avenue)
DJ Druzz from New York’s leading disco-punk combo, The Rapture, will be getting behind the wheels of steel this week at our Whipped party…

Get Ready With Dash Speaks – The Mix

25 Mar

Dash Speaks, rapper, producer, and DJ extraordinaire recently made this exclusive mix for us to get ready to. In the spirit of Retail DJ, the mix carries the proper mix of upbeat and party with mellow and pensive. It features tracks from a variety of artists and genres, and even includes a piping hot new track by Das Racist.

A note from Dash Speaks on the mix:

There’s a lot of music that I listen to that you can’t play in a club. Sometimes, before I go out or after I’m done, I listen to things that just have nothing to do with the club. You’ll hear that in my mix. It’s stuff that I get ready to. It’s not “normal” club stuff.

Don’t hesitate. Play it nowwwwwwww:
Retail DJ Presents Get Ready With Dash Speaks – The Mix by Dash Speaks

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1) Matt and Kim – Daylight (Troublemaker Remix featuring De la Soul)
2) Souls of Mischief – 93 Till (Infinity)
3) Lykke Li- Let it Fall
4) Nass Marrakech- Zid el Maal
5) Uproot Andy- Brooklyn Cumbia
6) NSR- Better With You
7) RCMP- Moustache Love (Pumpkin Patch Remix)
8) The Beach Boys- God Only Knows
9) Crookers featuring Miike Snow- Remedy
10) Telephoned- Break Up
11) Cut Copy- Lights and Music (Moulinex Remix)
12) Calvin Harris- I’m not Alone (Herve Remix)
13) Fool’s Gold- Nadine (Memory Tapes Remix)
14) PRGz featuring Jackie Chain- Rollin’ (DJ Ayres Remix)
15) Red- I SHould Tell Ya Momma on You (Aems and Ben Dubstep Remix)
16) Mike Posner featuring Big Sean and Freddie Gibbs- Bring Me Down
17) Das Racist- Who’s That (Brown)
18) Lil’ Wayne- Let the Beat Build

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Get Ready With NSR – The Mix

27 Jan

NSR was nice enough to make an exclusive mix for Retail DJ to share with all of you. May this help you get your weekend started right.

A note from NSR:

This mix was uber fun to make. I chose artists that have been influential in my life and mixed them with some of my current favs, with the loose theme of going out/getting ready.



Retail DJ Presents. . .Get Ready With NSR – The Mix (click to play/DL)

Retail DJ Presents Get Ready With NSR – the Mix by NSR


Tracklist (title – artist):

Good Clothes- Little Brother
Change Clothes- Jay- Z
100% Dundee- The Roots
I Want You- Common
Ivy League (Circus Remix)- Gordon Voidwell
Seaweed (Turbz Edit)- Passion Pit
My Cool- Adam Tensta
Better With You- NSR
Better With You (Turbz LES Friday Night Mix)- NSR
Say Goodbye To Love- Kenna
Humdrum Town- Theophilus London
A Cause Des Garcons- Yelle
Rich Girl (The Twelves Remix)- The Virgins
Ready For The Weekend- Calvin Harris



Special thanks to . . .

NSR: for being awesome and working with us at Retail DJ! It was a pleasure!

Ben Molinari: for being chill and helping us with both the interview and the photoshoot!

Gallery Bar/Darin Rubell: for letting us take over the bar for an afternoon!

Alex Herman: for connecting Retail DJ to NSR!

Kristal Munoz: as always, for amazing photos, creative direction, and GRW? interview questions!

– 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

Retail DJ January Tracklist

2 Jan

Well, it’s finally 2010. I’ve heard that even numbered years are the lucky ones, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. 2009 was…interesting. I got back from Brazil and started life in NYC all over again – new job, new place, new outlook on life. Here, at the beginning of a new year, I’m facing various other turning points, and hopefully optimism and a lot of hard work will continue to pay off. I haven’t made any official resolutions, as I often make goals for myself throughout the year, but I think I may do a “Dreams” poster, which is something I learned about from some of my Brazilian students. Instead of necessarily creating a long laundry list of personal aspirations/goals, many people cut out pictures that encompass the things – be they material or otherwise – they want to receive, earn, achieve, etc.

Considering that doing this very thing kept my spirits up as I searched for a job in the recession wrecked USA, I have complete faith in its power, if anything, to inspire and motivate the person who created the poster. For me, creating this site was also one of my dreams, and something I started working on when I was away. I hope to do the best I can to continue growing from here and making the site more and more awesome each day.

One huge aspect of this site is clearly music, and the focus on music as a soundtrack for our lives. It helps us as we grocery shop, cook, do laundry, work, and get ready to start and end our days. For me and many people I know, music is also a big part of setting our moods and behavior. If I listen to amazing music as I get ready for work or for going out, it makes everything better. I hope that those of you who read this site can gain something from it as well.

I wanted to open the new year with what will become a monthly feature for this site, a tracklist (you can download!) that will (hopefully) eventually became a full set/mix. If you have any questions about the mix, please feel free to leave a comment or email me. ALSO, spread the word about Retail DJ! Tell all your friends, link it on your blog or facebook, etc. I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks, and enjoy the music!

Retail DJ January Tracklist

(Right Click, “save target as” to download)

1. Sleephyhead (Starsmith Remix feat. Ellie Goulding) – Passion Pit (DL)

2. Paris (Aeroplane Remix feat. Au Revoir Simone) – Friendly Fires (DL)

3. Music You (Original Mix, feat. Claire Hux) – Libby of Lazerbitch (DL)

4. A Funny Thing (Monarchy Remix) – Penguin Prison (DL)

5. Well Known Pleasures (Original Mix) – VEGA (DL)

6. Radiates – Primary 1 & Riton  (DL)

7. Gimme (In Flagranti Remix Blog Edit) – Headman feat. Dieter Meier (DL)

8. Crank It (Original Mix w/ Edu K feat. Lella) – Scott Cooper (link to DL in iTunes)

9. Basic Space – The XX (DL)

10. Word Is Love (Mercury Edit) – Voices of Life feat. Sharon Pass (DL)

11. Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix) – The Ting Tings (DL)

12. My Secret Lover (Lifelike Remix) – Private (DL)

13. Brighter Days (Mercury Edit) – Cajmere feat. Dajae (DL)

14. Hungry for the Power – Azari & III (DL)

15. Love for You (b-side of “Acceptable in the 80s”) – Calvin Harris (DL)

– Retail DJ

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