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.
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Severino (Classic Records, Hot Creations, Horse Meat Disco) was kind enough to give us an exclusive download of his Fat Funky remix, Jealousy, grab it now and don’t miss your chance to see Severino this Friday night (1.03.14) at The Eagle for JACK.
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Need a fucking awesome mix for your afternoon? You’re welcome. Doesn’t hurt that he’s hot too. #WerqinChitown
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Ukrainian producer Volta Cab grabbed my attention sometime last year with their no-nonsense nu-disco sound. I think their name intrigued me mostly because it’s an amalgam of one of my all time favorite bands, Cabaret Voltaire.
Their new single has been blowing up my headphones since its mid-June release this year. With mixes by Ray Mang & Severino, Dead Rose Music Company and Kohib, this is definately a must-have for any DJ’s record bag.
Seriously, Todd Terje should just set up automatic funds withdrawal from my bank account because he’s going to get it anyhow. Another dancefloor gem from Norway’s King of Nu-Disco. UFF DA!!
New Torontonian-via-Vancouver-via-Winnipeg, Mark Penner has been a fixture in Canada’s live funk scene for years as part of Winnipeg’s greatest live dance outfit Moses Mayes. Now, he turns his ample production skills and musicianship to his solo project that’s aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
As Cyclist, Mark’s music is influenced by the early 80’s era of underground dance music, when proto-house and electro were rising from the ashes of disco. His releases on Homebreakin’/Punchout! have received international acclaim, and most recently, his remix with Pat Lok of The Rapture’s “How Deep is Your Love” has been selected by the band itself as the winner of the DFA Records remix competition.
( Cyclist joins Jack Fridays this Friday 7.12.13 at The Eagle with Futurewife and Nark )
Interview and tracklist after the jump…
Atlanta vinyl junkie Osmose contributes a smooth summer soundtrack to the Bottom Forty Exclusive Mix series. One half slomo funk/soul reworks and the other disco/nu-disco, this vinyl-only mix is ready for your summer BBQ, beach party, boat ride, road trip, et all.
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Futurewife, the Seattle based producer/performer has produced for labels all over the world including Mortar & Pestle, Immersed Audio, Indo Silver Records, Mix le Fun, Tickle Sound, Hush Hush & most recently, joined Brilliantine in Toronto. He is anti-intellectual property and pro-dance party…
A track once privately shared with me and some other Seattle DJ’s that I fell in love with, including mixing out of Tensnake himself with this track back in April, has been openly released and available for free download as a thanks to Futurewife‘s 1000 followers on FB. Get it and get physical.
I recently came across Seattle based producer Codebase through a ‘suggestions for you’ click on Juno and picked up this Falling Bricks record, and it is gorgeous. Riding a fine line between chill out, dance, acid, nu disco and electronica, it’s already gotten some play out of my record bag, check it out! Also go over to Codebase’s Soundcloud for tons of free downloads/remixes.
Every track on this record is a beaut, go pick it up now on Juno.