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Retail DJ June 2011 Podcast Is Out!

18 Jun


The new Retail DJ podcast is out and ready for your listening pleasure! I don’t have much to say about this one, actually, except that it’s good ūüôā I added a lot of music that I don’t get to play that much at work (as I play more mellow music by day), so it starts a little hard. There are, of course, track of a light variety laced throughout the podcast, but this is just about dancing. I hope that it compels you to do a lot of it. Enjoy:

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

(or download here:  (right click + save target as))


one-half nelson – humachine (dj nita’s battle ready mix)
madredeus – o paraiso (buscemi remix)
roisin murphy – orally fixated
toni lionni – found a place (original mix)
classixx – into the valley (nycpartyinfo remix)
rimer london – squaring the triangle
kim ann foxman – what you need
shit robot – simple things (work it out) (todd terje remix)
hercules and love affair – classique #2 (edit)
broke one – go go go
rimer london – kunt*
* just a small sample from the intro included at the end

– Retail DJ







Get Ready With saint. – The Mix

27 May


With an explosive start thanks to an amazing remix of Adele, the exclusive mix saint. put together for us only gets better from there. As per usual, saint. allows the tracks to play almost in their entirety, giving her listeners a rich musical experience while still appeasing those with audio A.D.D. as a result of the astonishing genre diversity. This mix combines tracks by many of my favorite artists, including Neoteric, Hercules and Love Affair, and Azari and III, just to mention a few.

As with all the mixes that find themselves here on Retail DJ (and even moreso, those of the featured artists), it’s been put through what I like to call “the test,” meaning that I have listened to it on repeat while I do basically everything, particularly getting ready. Needless to say, saint.’s sonic joyride definitely passed with flying colors. The mix is uplifting, fun, and incredible danceable – so much so that getting ready might be ¬†little hard with all the moving you’ll be doing.

Anyway, enough talking. Let’s get to werk and Get Ready With saint. :

Retail DJ Presents . . .

Get Ready With saint. 

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(or download here: Get Ready With saint.  (right click + save target as))


Honey Dijon – Happy Adele

Hercules And Love Affair – My House (Stopmakingme Remix)

Hercules & Love Affair – Step Up

Mobroder – Rush (In Flagranti Remix)

Mobroder – Rush (ORIGINAL)

Jessica 6 – Freak the Night

Azari & III – Into The Night (Original)

Tiger & Woods – Dr. Burner

Neoteric & Wax Motif – Go Deep (Original Mix)

Deekline & Ed Solo – Shake That Money & Go

Cosmic Kids – Reginald’s Groove (Classixx Remix)

Senor Stereo – Unintentional feat. Danny Daze (Craze’s Quiet Storm Remix)

Kry Wolf – Everybody Original

Anna Lunoe & Wax Motif – Love Ting (Them Jeans Remix)

Avicii & Sebastien Drums – My Feelings For You (Treasure Fingers Remix)

Fries & Bridges feat. Cee-Lo Green – Forever This

Arveene & Misk feat. Aaron Smyth – Love Money Music Body (Evil Nine Vocal Mix)

Beyonce – Crazy in love (Fare Soldi Chiapponzilla rmx)

Duck Sauce – Good 2 Me (Louis La Roche Edit)

Broke One – Shine On (Original Mix)

Autoerotique – Freak (Poupon Remix)

Senor Stereo – I Am The Beat feat. Louisahhh!!! (Salva Remix)

– Retail DJ

Pop Makeovers

25 Mar

I don’t listen to a ton of pop music, and sometimes when I step into a club where the DJs play “top 40,” I feel like an alien. Fortunately, when pop DOES find its way in my radar, it’s been chopped, screwed, refixed, remixed, and reborn. The most recent pop makeovers come to us by The Hood Internet, whose mashup of Hercules and Love Affair with Nicki Minaj redeemed the princess of rap, and DJ Van Scott (1/2 of Drlkt Freddie) who sent me a remix of Ke$ha’s “Sleazy” that gives the song (and the artist) a whole new face.

The two songs are polar opposites, actually, with Scott’s “Sleazy” remix serving as a full-on party track, and the Minaj/H&LA mashup better for a mellow setting. Needless to say, they’re both great. Give them a listen and enjoy:

The Hood Internet – Moment 4 Lenora (Nicki Minaj x Hercules and Love Affair)


Ke$ha – Sleazy (Van Scott F.U. Remix)


– Retail DJ




Hercules & Love Affair – My House [video]

21 Jan

Hercules and Love Affair

I just posted the single of this Hercules and Love Affair (for streaming) on Tuesday, but I couldn’t help but share the video too. It’s like early 90s cable access show meets a gay club (aka I love it). Be on the lookout for some awesome grinding and a hilarious commercial break.

May you get as much of a kick out of this as I did:

– Retail DJ

Kim Ann Foxman – Creature (+ Live Set from Sao Paulo!)

4 Nov

Kim Ann Foxman (photo credit: deepbeep

I just got home from seeing Leo Justi, EZRAKH, Krunk Pony, and Cool Hand Luke DJ at Zamaan Bar in Brooklyn thinking that my night could not get any better (seriously, they tore it up), when I saw this on Facebook (via Alexander Technique):

so . . .

a) I love most videos in b&w

b) I love any showcasing of vogue and derivative forms of dance

and c) beyond being really interesting visually, this track is hot. I can already imagine Azari & III making a sick remix of it (if you’re reading this, remix noooow).

But being totally serious, Kim Ann Foxman has been DJing for some time (and is really good live, I should add) but may be most well-known from her work with Hercules and Love Affair (you can catch her here playing the glasses in the video, though she technically did some vocal work on the track as well (along with track lead Nomi Ruiz, who went on to form Jessica 6)).

For Kim Ann Foxman’s DJing, check out this set she did in 2009 at Vegas Club in Sao Paulo for the Ludo party:

Kim Ann Foxman – Ludo @ Vegas Club, SP (5.10.09)

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– Retail DJ

Upcoming Shows: Pride Parties, Runaway, Carte Blanche, Green Velvet, and More!

22 Jun


As per usual, I am highlighting my top show picks for this week, but this time around, I’m giving a shoutout for Pride. Yes, it’s that time of year folks. The Pride Parade is this weekend, meaning this week is going to be chock full of extra parties for the folks within the LGBT community and their allies (both in advocacy and the need to dance dance dance!)


  • Booby Trap Returns to NYC w/ DJs Lauren Flax (Fischerspooner, DJs Are Not Rockstars) and Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules and Love Affair)¬†

 This West Coast girl party is coming to the eastern shores to show NYC how to party for PRIDE!! Free w/ RSVP, doors at 10. See the invite for more details

  • Gordon Voidwell performs (w/ Darwin Deez and Scary Mansion) @ Santos Party House. Tickets for $10 / $14 at the door; doors at 7 pm

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Yes, Gordon Voidwell as in the man behind the hit “Ivy League Circus”

  • Goldfrapp in concert @ the Hammerstein Ballroom, tickets $43, doors at 8 pm


  • Green Velvet (!!!)¬† w/ Dave P and JDH¬†@ Santos Party House, Adv tickets for $10, doors at 1o pm

This man is one of the godfathers of American house and dirty hard techno beats. If you have yet to see him live, please check him out.

  • Au Revoir Simone, The Hundred in the Hands, CALLmeKAT¬†and Runaway (DJ set) @ the Warsaw, tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door, doors at 8 pm¬†see the invite for more details

I saw Runaway DJ a few months back at the Marcy Hotel (Wolf + Lamb party), and they blew me away! Don’t miss it.


  • Carte Blanche (aka DJ Mehdi + Riton)¬†w/ Dave P & JDH¬†@ Webster Hall, $1 before midnight w/¬† RSVP

I seriously cannot wait for this show . . . I have been counting down the minutes. They recent House Party mix was on iPod repeat for weeks! To top it off, the show is only $1. Come out and dance!!!


  • Princess Superstar performs at Choice C*nts’ 3rd Annual Pride Party¬†@ Santos Party House, tickets $15 w/ RSVP to thegaysha@gmail.com, $20 at the door. See the invite for more details
  • Welcome to MENhattan presented by WORK w/ DJs Peter Rauhofer, Ana Paula, Marco da Silva, and Stephan Grondin @ Roseland Ballroom. doors at 10 pm, tickets from $80

This is a 14 hour party (you read that correctly – 14 hours)! If there’s one good way to celebrate Pride, it’s by dancing!

– Retail DJ


Upcoming Shows: Trouble & Bass Crew, Afrojack, Hercules & Love Affair, and many more!

10 Jun

There are some repeat offenders this time around, and they’re all worth checking out! Trouble & Bass is throwing yet another (most likely partylicious) show at Santos, featuring an artist by the name of Dominique Young Unique¬†who will then go on to perform the next night with Switch (!!!) and Viking (second show at Webster Hall in recent months). On top of that, Hercules and Love Affair (whom I have seen live plenty of times) will be making folks drop it like it’s hot this weekend. Oh, and did I mention that AFROJACK will be here?¬†It’s going to be a very good set of days, even if theygive you a sense of deja vu.

Thursday, June 10th

Trouble and Bass present Calvertron / Rico Tubbs / Class Actress/Dominique Young Unique  @ Santos (with JDH opening on the decks)  Рdoors at 11:30 pm, $5 general admission, adv tix

Friday, June 11th

¬†Switch¬†/ Viking¬†/ Dominique Young Unique @ Webster Hall –¬†doors at 10, $1 before midnight w/ RSVP

Saturday, June 12th

Hercules and Love Affair + French Horn Rebellion @ Brooklyn Bowl – doors at 11:30; free w/ RSVP

Afrojack @ Santos Party House Рdoors at, adv tix $20

Vinylcentric Presents Oja @ Le Poisson Rouge – doors at 10, tickets $5:

event info: The return of the DJ. Two turntables and a microphone. Sound system connecting live and direct to the people. Back to the roots: The Golden Age of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Dance Classics, House, Salsa . Into the future: new artists, gems you might have missed and original remixes. A DJ that communicates with the crowd to give you what you need. Fun & Games. Dance, drink, network & build. Each week new musical guests that move in and out to contribute to the set seemlessly without interrupting the groove. Improvisational love with those in attendance as part of the creation. Under the groove, one nation. 

– Retail DJ

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