In anticipation of the imminent arrival of the repress of DABJ-1201 [after the original press sold out in a day] we asked the artist, Jared Wilson if he would mind putting together a DJ Mix for our blog, he was happy to oblige. Its an absolute corker if we do say ourselves! You can check it out here:
If you would like to see Jared mix it up in the flesh then be sure to head down to La Cheetah on Queen Street, Glasgow on the 22nd of September were he will be helping kick off the new Basement Jams series of parties!
If you don’t already own DABJ-1201 you can preorder a copy of the repress here:
Another essential is the new release on his own 7777 Label, which absolutely kills it too!
As it’s end of the month and we’re a generous bunch we thought we’d treat you all to Friday to Friday sale! We’re offering a flat 10% off selected stock in-store only from today until next Friday, the 31st of August. If you’d like to know more or find out if the bit of gear you’ve been lusting after is included then just give us a call on 0141 221 9657 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Firecracker, our pals over in the Far East (er..Edinburgh) have launched the first in a series of Podcasts. The first comes from none other than Fudge Fingas.
The download and tracklisting is available from their Soundcloud page.
This is surely a contender for one of the releases of the year for us. Still Music’s compilation “22 BPM – The Birth Of House Music” tells the story of those two early Chicago House labels – Chicago Connection and Mitchball. Spread across a 3XCD and a 2×12" both releases are jam packed with rare Chicago classics and hidden gems.
“122 BPM is the story of how a father and his son changed Chicagos Dance music scene in the 1980s and went on to take the world by storm, leaving an impression that will last forever with just a couple of 12 releases the world would soon know as House music. Nemiah Mitchell Jr. and Vince Lawrence couldn’t have known what their contribution to House music would become. Their story provides the missing Chicago link between soul, disco, new wave and then House, between the radio and club DJs and their audience, between the old generation and the new generation. This is the story of the first House records ever made – long before Trax or DJ International were even dreamt of.”
This release is available now on 3xCD and 2×12".
The triple cd features a mix from Still Music’s Jerome Derradji plus a 28 page booklet documenting the the story of the Micthball and Chicago Connection labels.
Check the links below for the vinyl and the CD. Both are available now.
We’ll be posting more scans from the era throughout the week. Stay tuned
Universal Audio are the undisputed dons of all things hardware and software and we’ve been big fans of theirs since we started getting into music production. They’ve got a ridiculous pedigree, having been founded by Bill Putnam way back in 1958. This guy was responsible for engineering the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and loads of other legends. Basically, he was one of the founding fathers of modern audio recording and a pioneer of hardware like almost no other, having invented the multi-band equalizer, the modern recording console and the vocal booth. If that wasn’t enough, he was also the first guy to use artificial reverb on a recording so, that’s a pretty big deal….
Anyway, back to UA. Bill Putnam’s sons re-founded the company in 1999 with the agenda of faithfully manufacturing classic, analogue recording equipment in the tradition of their father and developing new, digital recording tools with the sound and spirit of their analogue kit. If you want to find out more check it here.
We are extremely proud to announce that in the very near future we will have ALL of the UA hardware on display at our store at 35 Howard Street. We are seriously hyped because this kit is ridiculously good.
That’s the LA-2A. It’s heavy. It’s a mono compressor/limiter that will add serious analogue warmth to your mixes. Anyone serious about recording needs one.
It’s only one of the toys that are in the post for our demo rack. Check the rest of the gear out on our site here.
Keep your eyes peeled on the FB and Twitter for an update on when the kit lands in store. Oh, and feel free to give us a buzz on 0141 221 9657 or email email@example.com for more information on all of the UA range.
Oh, and we didn’t even mention the UA Apollo. It gets our ears excited.