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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

tracklist:

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

The XX Live in Concert

5 May

Melancholic, Melodic

NPR posted an entire concert from the XX

aka

Why you should support public radio . . .

Click HERE to listen to the show, and enjoy!

p.s. thanks to my roomie for this tip!

– Retail DJ

The XX – “Islands”

21 Apr

There is a new video out by the XX, who happen to be DJing at Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow night (!!!), for their song “Islands.” While I am a little sad that I found the video on mtv.com today while looking at dumb reality shows, I definitely am glad that I came across it. The song is pretty dynamic on its own, but the video adds an interesting touch because of its subtle changes with each bar.

Have a look: The XX – “Islands”

– Retail DJ

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…

Oldies But Goodies: Back in the Day

5 Mar

Nacho Lovers

I really like Nacho Lovers, the DJ duo from Canada that consistently puts out amazing house mixes, some of which we have  featured here, and many of which you will find on blogs all over the web. They occasionally do work separately, and I was fortunate enough to come across such a mix a few days back.

Andrew Ross, one half of Nacho Lovers, dropped this mix recently for Old Gold Boutique in Montreal, which contains a ton of fun old school tracks as well as some remixed newbies and a whole lot of greatness. As per usual, this mix is full of win.

Andrew Ross – Old Gold Transmission #9: Winter Warm Up (right click/save target as)

tracklist:

1 – Armand Van Helden – I Can’t Wait (House Head & B-boy Collaboration)
2 – The Cure – Close To Me (Paul’s Horny Dub-Remix)
3 – Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick
4 – Soul II Soul – Back To Life
5 – Talking Heads – Burning Down The House (Alternate Version)
6 – Lovebirds – U Give Me
7 – The Revenge – Just Be Good to Me
8 – Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down (Aggro Mix)
9 – Rocha – Hands Of Love (Harvey’s Downstairs Mix-Up)
10 – The xx – VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)
11 – Sounds Superb – Psuedo Wind (Andrew Ross Long Edit)
12 – Duckbeats – Music (Don’t Stop)
13 – The Source f. Candi Staton – You Got The Love (Radio mix)

Also, Nacho Lovers will be playing at WMC this year. Be sure to check out their MySpace page for more info.

Retail DJ

Get Dressed to This: Vintage Finds

25 Feb

This weekend, there is an amazing vintage clothing and accessories extravaganza going on in Brooklyn!

Here’s more info from In Your Closet NYC:

We’re going to be participating in a 3 day Vintage sale starting [this] weekend, curated by our friends over at Jelly NYC!
Other vendors include The Shiny Squirrel, Bonnie English, Brooklyn Rehab and Sweet Virginia.

At the vintage sale, expect lots of new vintage goods from us, more than what we have in our online store. We’ve been saving up just for this sale!
It’s going to start Saturday February 27th – Monday March 1st, each day 12 – 8
located at 522 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

In order to get you all pumped for this amazing sale, I’ve decided to base this week’s Get Dressed to This around one of the amazing pieces I found on the Bonnie English Etsy Site and a genius mix by Franki Chan for URB Magazine (which features a ton of throwback tunes, some seriously vintage samples,  and a lot of hot new tracks you may have heard HERE once or twice :-):

FRANKI CHAN –  EXCLUSIVE MIX FOR URB MAGAZINE  (click to dl/play)

tracklist can be found below and in the Music Archive

1. Gold Pearl Medallion Brooch Flower Chain Fringe Indie Party Necklace, Bonnie English (Etsy page), $107 USD: Wow, could they have picked a longer name? I guess it makes sense, though, considering the many twists, turns, and features of this beautiful necklace.   

2. Time Travel Dress, Modcloth, $78 USD: What a fitting name for a vintage-inspired dress from Mod Cloth. The periwinkle and gold vertical stripes are a cute added touch for this comfy but stylish piece. It’s satin-y finish also makes it great for adding a little shine to a night out.

3. Nine West “Naughty” Black Patent Leather Pointed-Toe Flat, Piperlime, $59 USD: While these shoes are a bit understated, their patent leather helps bring the outfit together. The necklace is practically an outfit on its own, however, so pairing it with shoes that are over-the-top would distract and confuse the viewer (and maybe even the wearer!).

While the look above is more day and drinks, though it can clearly travel on over to night and dancing with the right makeup (and swagger), I thought I’d add one more amazing dress from Mod Cloth (seriously, there are so many adorable and affordable pieces on their site right now, you’d be crazy to not at least go take  a peek). Just throw off the necklace, change the dress, and voila! Instant night readiness:

Shakudo Dress, Mod Cloth, $72 USD

 

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tracklist:

1. French Fries – Predador (BeatauCue Remix)
2. Bobmo – Turn On Drop Out
3. Nouveau Yorican – Boriqua (Harvard Bass Remix)
4. MVSEVM – French Jeans (Style Of Eye Remix)
5. Solo – Minimood
6. Yolanda Be Cool – Villalobos For Presidente
7. The Very Best – Nsokoto (Franki Chan Remix)
8. Pablo Calamari & Velicious – Think About You (Playmode Remix)
9. Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You (Bongo Players Remix)
10. Computer Juice – Computer Juice (Tai & D.I.M. Remix)
11. Hot Pink Delorean – Let’s Go
12. Drop The Lime – Sex Sax
13. Udachi – P-Funk Skank (Nadastrom Remix)
14. Partysquad – Pull Up
15. L-VIS 1990 – United Groove (Sound Pellegrino Remix)
16. Cassian – Friday Night
17. Ray Mang – Bulletproof
18. Invasion – Spells Of Deception (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
19. Mr. Vega – Play Me At Pacha Louder
20. Dustin Zahn – Stranger To Stability (Len Faki Podium Mix)
21. Mom & Dad – Judas (SonicC Remix)
22. NROTB – Droplet
23. Acid Girls – Lightworks
24. The XX – Crystalized (Rory Phillips Remix)

Retail DJ

Retail DJ February Tracklist: A Tale of Two Hearts

3 Feb

February is a month of many events: President’s Day, Black History Month, Leap Year, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, sometimes Carnaval/Mardi Gras, and many more. But what I think of most when I think of February is Valentine’s Day. It’s a time of love, fake sentiments as expressed in hues of pink and red, sincerity, disappointment, expectations, and emotional bankruptcy. It’s a busy month for the brain, but especially for the heart. In respecting our country’s tradition of reminding us to honor the ones we love and to be jealous when the vase of flowers doesn’t end up on our desks, I thought I’d follow suit with a more realistic take on Valentine’s Day. This month’s Retail DJ Tracklist is a Tale of Two Hearts–one filled, one broken–both danceable. This active list* will be available until the end of February only. Enjoy it while you will can (much like fleeting love . . . ):

Heart #1: All Is Full of Love

the come-ons. the sex.  the dating.  the love.

1. LeLe – Breakfast

 retail dj february tracklist – heart no.1 – track no. 1 by RetailDJ

2. Bob Sinclar – Do It
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 2 by RetailDJ

3. Soul Clap – Kissing Game
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 3 by RetailDJ

4. Seu Jorge – Carolina (quick translation: Carolina is an awesome woman he can’t get enough of)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 4 by RetailDJ

5. Rubix – Baiser Sur La Disco
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 5 by RetailDJ

6. NSR – Better With You
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 6 by RetailDJ

7. Slope – Want Choo Longer
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 7 by RetailDJ

8. C.L. Smooth – It’s a Love Thing
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 8 by RetailDJ

9. Coco Suma – Innerlude
retail dj january tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 9 by RetailDJ

10. J*Davey – Dirty Love
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 10 by RetailDJ

11. Colin Dale – Gardens
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 11 by RetailDJ

12. Cassius – Feeling for You
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 12 by RetailDJ

13. Jesse Rose – Morning Would (yes, that’s how he spelled it)
retail dj january tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 13 by RetailDJ

14. Que – Let’s Go to My Place
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 14 by RetailDJ

15. Florence & the Machine – You Got the Love (The XX Remix)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 1 – track no. 15 by RetailDJ

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Heart #2: Did Me Dirty

the rejection. the cheating. the breakups. the end.

1. Metronomy – Heartbreaker
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 1 by retaildj2

2. Wiley ft. Emeli Sande – Never Be Your Woman (UK ‘Loves Garage’ Remix)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 2 by retaildj2

3. Bill Withers – Who Is He? (Henrik Schwarz Edit)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 3 by retaildj2

4. Simon & Bolivar – And I Know
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 4 by retaildj2

5. Erik Hassle – Hurtful (Penguin Prison Remix)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 5 by retaildj2

6. Gaiola Das Popozudas – Solteira (quick translation of the song: I’m single now, so you can’t stop me. I’m going to put on my mini-skirt, go to the club, and get wild)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 6 by retaildj2

7. Munk – Boy & Girl
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 7 by retaildj2

8. Basement Jaxx – Broken Dreams
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 8 by retaildj2

9. J Dilla – Circus (cover by Brabe)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 9 by retaildj2

10. La Roux – Colorless Colour
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 10 by retaildj2

11. Drake – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 11 by retaildj2

12. O’Spada – Ten Strikes (Krazy Fiesta Version)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 12 by retaildj2

13. Ralphi Rosario & Xavia Gold – You Used to Hold Me (Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason Mix) (Mercury Edit)
retail dj february tracklist – heart no. 2 – track no. 13 by retaildj2

– Retail DJ

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