This past weekend I had the extreme pleasure of playing an all-vinyl set with the man behind Smokecloud Records, DJ Osmose (aka JB, aka John Bailey). He dropped a few records on me from his label while he was here. And man, I’m talking quality stuff here. One of the highlights is a new split 7 inch from him and nu-disco purveyor, Sleazy McQueen.
The A side starts off with a banging edit by Sleazy McQueen called “TTOF”. The B side slows things down a bit with an edit By Osmose called “Do What Cha Doin”. When I first heard Sleazy McQueen drop “TTOF” at the Seattle Eagle a few months ago, I went running to find out what it was. He proudly announced that it was his own edit to be released on Smokecloud in early December. Well, that date is nearly here, next Tuesday to be exact. US customers can pre-order over at Crosstalk International. Or you can sign up to be alerted when these go on sale over at Juno right now. You better act fast, because these limited edition, hand-stamped gems will fly off the shelf quicker than $2 turkeys at Walmart.
Call him a rare disco revivalist, San Francisco’s champion of “The Golden Age of Gay” or “The Godfather of Bathhouse Disco.” Or, just call him DJ Bus Station John, that’s his name after all. Currently helming such successful parties as Love Will Fix It, Disco Daddy at the SF Eagle and the long-running (ten years next spring) mother of all sleaze disco parties, Tubesteak Connection, BSJ is one of the most prolific and devoted DJ’s to happen to disco.
DJ Bus Station John comes to Seattle next weekend for the most celebrated gay holiday, Halloween! He spins Friday October 25 at the Seattle Eagle, then Saturday October 26 at Pony for STIFFED!
Here’s a dollar bin great from Tropique (on Midsong International). Hadn’t heard this one before but it has definitely come in handy for an accessible late night disco track with a nice long bongo break down.
Vinyl Rip- Right click ‘save link as’ to download.
Side B has another great track entitled “Big Business”, kind of reminds me of working in clubland. I’ll post that one later.