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Hard Ton Will Flatten the West Coast This Summer

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July 9, 2014

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The larger than life Italian disco diva Hard Ton has teamed up with our pals at Friends With Benefits Records to release a summer house anthem EP called “We Got Luv.” The EP will be released in early September and features remixes from Severino + HiFi Sean, Matrixxman and Victor Rotciv.

Hard Ton will be landing on the west coast Thursday, July 31st and hitting the following cities:

• Seattle – Thurs July 31st at Chop Suey with Ononos, The Tempers, Two Dudes In Love and Nark (Facebook event)
• Vancouver BC – Sunday Aug. 3rd at Electric Owl with Futurewife, 2DIL, and Taffi Louis (Facebook event)
• Los Angeles – Thurs Aug. 7th at Monte Cristo with Chris Bowen, Victor Rodriguez, Trevor Sigler and 2DIL
• San Francisco – Sat Aug. 9th at F8 with Trevor Sigler, 2DIL, Robin Simmons & Elaine Denham (Facebook event)

Preorder the We Got Luv EP here

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Exclusive Mix 034: Paul Goodyear

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June 27, 2014

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Originally from Sydney and currently based in San Francisco, Goodyear has been headlining the world’s highest-profile clubs and parties for over 25 years. His style encapsulates an incredible range. During his sets he combines tech house, latin beats, dynamic disco and soulful house to create a signature style all his own. With many artists struggling to stay relevant as musical trends come and go and technology changes the playing field, Paul has shown a remarkable gift for not just staying abreast of these trends, but for contributing to them and shaping them himself.

interview and track list after the jump

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Exclusive Mix 033: The Original Pied Piper (Piper-Fiddler Organisation)

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June 13, 2014

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The Pied Piper (PP) is the elusive alias of the UK Record Producer, Arranger, DJ, songwriter, Composer, drummer, percussionist, Mixing & Mastering Engineer, Re-Mixer, editor and multi-instrumentalist that stands behind numerous studio projects and concept releases spanning genres such as: Deep House, Nu-Disco, Disco funk, Disco House, House, Jazz House, Nu-Jazz, Jazz Funk and so much more.

interview and tracklist after the jump

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Otterotation: Rhines live at Concentric (with Elite Force), 4-16-14

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June 13, 2014

54e04989-e832-4b1c-9fb8-eeda87c304b8A psychedelic scorcher from Rhines of the Innerflight crew, his live closing set from closing our recent Seattle party with Elite Force (Stereophoenix, One Series, DISTRIKT, London UK). If you missed it…I’m sorry. It was really, really good. Elite Force smashed it and Rhines in came in with acid to dissolve the pieces.

Recorded LIVE @ CONCENTRIC _ AD1 Studios, Seattle : 05.16.14 – mixed by Rhines by Rhines on Mixcloud

You can also download it for deeper listening on your device of choice (right click and save): 

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Poolside’s “Stir It Up” Mixtape 5

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June 9, 2014

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Poolside will be in Seattle on Friday July 25 for the Capitol Hill Block Party, and if “Stir It Up” mixtape 5 is any indication of what might be on the horizon, I’m all in. It’s genuinely a fine summer brew of Latin flavored beats such as Gilberto Gil, La Charanga 76 alongside such ec-lectric deliciousness as Regional Garland’s “Chillin Out”. It’s an ultra-hypnotic set certainly not disappointed here.
So whether you’re near a pool, lake or another water way visualize yourself diving in with them this summer. Enjoy!

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Freda Payne – Savin’ It!

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May 27, 2014
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Freda Payne Hot

Freda Payne’s LP Hot was released in 1979 on Capitol records, produced by John Florez & Dr. Cecil Hale.
Savin It! is an ode to love in a save and spend culture of the 1970’s when the country was in a recession.
Although Ms. Payne is probably best known for her hit “Band of Gold” she has recorded an infinite amount over her career, always embracing her Jazz, R&B and Pop roots.

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“Unhooked Generation: The Complete Invictus Recordings’ is a must, every single recording that Freda Payne did for Invictus is here including “You Brought Me Joy” and “Deeper and Deeper” and an alternate version of “Band Of Gold”.

Freda is also the older sister of former Supreme Scherrie Payne. This download is a vinyl rip offered up by Sounds of the 70’s Blogspot, check em’ out. Enjoy!

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Detroit’s Dennis Coffey

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May 19, 2014

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Dennis Coffey is an American guitarist, composer and producer from Detroit, U.S.A.
Another Time, Another Place was released in 1978 on Westbound Records’ LP “A Sweet Taste of Sin”.
This full on soul regroove and repro-delight by Pied Piper is indeed wonderful and the sound quality is just incredible. I also hear elements of 1975’s Nowhere by Hokis Pokis.

The production of Mr. Coffey’s track is splendid and constructed in such a way that it beckons to be heard on a system that can serve it justice. If you like this you may want to check out Mike Theodore Orchestra’s and other collaborations/releases also on Westbound Records. Enjoy!

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“Don’t Wish Too Hard”

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May 18, 2014
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Peter Allen

Peter Allen will always be imprinted in my mind as the flamboyant piano playing guy I saw on everybody’s variety shows in the 1970’s. Certainly recalling his marriage to Liza Minnelli as one of those what were they thinking moments? Peter and Liza

Wow, this is the perfect summer disco record and how could you lose with the co-writing talents of Mr. Allen and Carole Bayer Sager and produced by Mike Post who wrote so many TV theme songs that there are too many to list here.

This extended edit is executed beautifully by Betty Aus hailing from Australia. I have been following Betty for a little over a year now and am always pleasantly surprised with both selection and re-edits. Enjoy!

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Flex-it!

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May 10, 2014

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The Reflex is London based French DJ / Producer, Nicolas Laugier, and if you’ve been following the music scene during the last few years you are aware of the Reflex/Revision series. Nicholas is in line with other greats by keeping true to the original recording but definitely leaving his own mark, an imprint on the dance floor. His mixes are enjoyed by countless DJ’s worldwide from House to Disco.

This set was recently posted ahead of his May 25th appearance in Hackney Wick U.K. featuring the likes of Greg Wilson, Ralph Lawson (Day and Night sets), Citizen, Psychemagik and more. I Love it. Enjoy!

Track List:
Pleasure – Let’s Dance (The Reflex Edit)
Los Charly’s Orchestra – All I Wanna Do (Al Kent Version/ The Reflex Edit)
Joey Negro & Sunburst Band – The Secret Life Of Us (The Reflex Re√ision)
TS Monk – Candidate For Love (Kon’s Mix)
Level 42 – Mind On You (John Morales Mix / The Reflex Edit)
Diana Ross – No One Gets The Prize (AC Re-Edit)
James Fox – How You Feeling (James Welsh Remix)
Jimmy Edgar – Hot, Raw, Sex

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Tracklust: Copy Paste Soul’s “Say What You Want”

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May 7, 2014

artworks-000076145465-upq17m-t500x500Loving the fact that breakbeats are making their way back into house music. Enjoying the new Copy Paste Soul EP out on Gruuv.

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Otterotation: Ripperton on the Resident Adviser Pocast (2007)

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April 25, 2014

artworks-000077566066-9dx7rd-t500x500You need some Ripperton in your Friday. Yes you do. From RA’s podcast archive. GO.
 

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Jefferson Celestino!

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April 21, 2014
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Jefferson Celestino

Jefferson Celestino was featured on Bottom Forty last month with his collaborative mix of Don Downing’s Doctor Boogie with his mate Carlos Francisco. Jefferson is also a member of Juicy! Agency a specialized disco & nu disco Brazilian booking agent for worldwide artists including Alkalino, 80’s Child, and Los Charly’s Orchestra among others.

His bio reads, “Just a dinosaur spinning his records for love since 1992″, that’s the way the Brazilian but Frankfurt-based Jefferson Celestino likes to describe himself. Since he left his retirement in 2011, he has dedicated his efforts in spreading the disco/nu disco cultures wherever he is invited to play.

However, his musical influences allow him to flirt with different styles during his sets, from bossa nova to jazz, from soul to funk, from Latin/Brazilian to African stuff. Yes, definitely a complete mess!
A vinyl lover, he is still one of those crazy guys who still appreciate the struggle of carrying heavy record bags full of gems, old and new, only for the pleasure to feel the real thing.

Interview and tracklist after the jump

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80’s Flashback The Jammers

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April 19, 2014
The Jammers

The Jammers

The Jammers released “Be Mine Tonight” in 1982. It’s an electro-funk track via Salsoul Records, produced and arranged by Richie Weeks of dance group Weeks & Co. and mixed by Shep Pettibone and was a moderately popular dance record.
This vinyl edit download is from Chris Baron who currently resides in Australia. In honor of record store day this vinyl edit is perfect for you Bottom Forty followers it’s sexy and flirty, so “Be Mine Tonight”. Enjoy!

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Love Is The Message a film by Nicky Siano – Limited Seattle Engagement June 6 – 7

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April 11, 2014

Tickets at BPT

Bottom Forty proudly presents a limited engagement screening of an important snapshot of American dance music history. Love Is The Message – A Night At The Gallery 1977, directed by Nicky Siano, takes the viewer back to the heyday of dance music for one night at New York’s famed club, The Gallery. The film will have just two screenings in Seattle at Northwest Film Forum, June 6 and 7 at 7pm.

Details after the jump

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Ju-Par Universal Orchestra

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April 10, 2014

Moods and Grooves

This download courtesy of, R. Rossa & Tom Tom Disco, have offered up a tune titled “Funky Music”. It’s a fine example of Slo-Mo Disco and this can serve as that certain cut that will begin to elevate a crowd.

Ju-Par Universal Orchestra was released in 1976 and Bruce Swedien is credited as co-writer and production who later went on to become the main engineer for Michael Jacksons studio recordings for more than two decades. Enjoy!

“Sisters & brothers! Here´s another one for you, Easy to love!” (Tom Tom Disco)

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