Thursday, December 18, 2008


I just wanted to mention that I'm taking a trip to Mexico in January, and have no real plans as of yet. So if you're from Mexico and have some recommendations for me, I'm all ears. Thanks.


Vertigo 001 - The Julia Set - "Catch Your Pain"

Many thanks to Max in Germany for digging this one up. Only one more EP left to complete the Vertigo Discography, Gile's "Third Episode", anyone?

VRT 001 (1999)
The Julia Set - "Catch Your Pain EP"


Catch Your Pain (Amelot Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Catch Your Pain (South Mix by Rinôçérôse) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Catch Your Pain (Seven Dub Mix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Friday, December 12, 2008

Reminder: Alan Braxe & Lifelike Tonight in NYC

Webster Hall is lame, but whatever...

[KDJ 033] Moodymann - Ampapella

Feel that B side on this rare 12" from the Amazing Moodymann.

KDJ 33 (2005)




Monday, December 8, 2008

New Label, Music from Eric Chedeville?

Boy, you take a little break from blogging, and look at what you miss!!! Something looks familiar.....

Axel Le Baron - Primary School

There is a sample available at Darling Records' MySpace

Apparently Rico the Wizard is involved in producing/mixing this first 12", but its all speculation through the rumor mill from there. If anyone gets any good info, pass it along.

This is VERY good news.

EDIT: There is an interview with Axel Le Baron on the MaximalMinimal blog, lots of juicy, exciting info.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Listen to Theo Parrish talk for 2 hours

Wandering around the internet between football games this morning, I came across this cool "blog" called "Bozman Website" that has a bunch of really good DJ mixes I imagine many of you would enjoy. However, early on while scouring of the archives, I saw a long video from the "Red Bull Music Academy" showing Theo Parrish playing records from a sofa and talking about music for a couple hours. Its a cool way of seeing one of the US's great touring DJs, and its a great way to absorb lot of knowledge from one of the greats.

Also, there's a recent interview with Theo on Resident Advisor HERE.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

O.B.A.M.A.....Say It!

I want all of you swing-state DJs playing this loud all weekend!

Daft Punk - "Aer Obama" (Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland)

EDIT 1/26/09 Thanks Brooklyn Dan for the lead to this video, thanks Obama for being awesome.

Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland - "Aer OBAMA" from Gold Greendot on Vimeo.

Friday, October 24, 2008

DJ Falcon back in New York!

Wow, did I ever pick an awful weekend to go to Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner).

Just got confirmation in an email that Falcon is coming back to the Big Apple next saturday night, @ Le Poisson Rouge. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know how great my fandom of Falcon is, and he's one of the most entertaining DJs around. If you are around, PLEASE DONT MISS THIS ONE. And if you are there, give him a high five for me!


PS: If any of you find out about some other DJ Falcon shows elsewhere in the states, please let me know. I'm gonna be in California for a week starting on 11/2, and I'd love to catch him if he's out touring.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New Raw Man: Bank Rape

A new track for the first time in a while from our friend RAW MAN.

Raw Man f/ Blanche: Bank Rape

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cristian Vogel and Jamie Lidell Live @ Tresor 5/25/2002

WARNING: Really Poor Recording Quality!

Still, i think this live set is absolutely incredible, and it makes me very upset that i missed Super_Collider's North American shows years ago. I've had this set for a while now, but know very little about its origin. Sounds like someone recorded a board feed and had the trim set too high, so the bass is pretty blown out. However, give it a chance, i promise its worth it. It sounds to me like an Ableton Live set, but 2002 would be pretty early to be using Ableton, and after seeing both of these gentlemen in the last year, it seems like Vogel uses MAX/MSP in his live PAs, and Lidell some kind of hardware system. If you have further info, please leave it in the comments, and if anyone has a better version of this and feels like passing it along, I'll put up the better version.


Cristian Vogel and Jamie Lidell Live @ Tresor (Berlin) 5/25/02

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm back, yo.

Hey internet friendos!

I'm back from my self-imposed Summer vacation. I'm starting slow, but hopefully i'll get SGB up and running like it was back in the day.

Just wanted to pass along a link to you Daft Punk fanboys out there. Scion/Vice Records have a website set up, with a "radio station" set up, and currently they have a 3 hour loop playing, allegedly with with interviews with Fred Falke, Todd Edwards, and the drummer from the Boredoms. Click this link, and then click Scion Radio 17. I'm listening to Todd Edwards talking with a great think New Jersey accent about the making of "Discovery", definitely interesting stuff. Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be downloadable, so if you're missing this, I imagine you could hear it again around 6:20PM EST.

Hope you're all having a nice day!


PS: I'm sorry to those of you who sent me emails/music over the past couple of months, I really intend/intended to answer all of you, but the letters just kept piling up and I got overwhelmed. I'm really a bad blogger, but hopefully you can bear with me, and if there's anything you want me to know about, once again, email me. SGB

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fred Falke played Tribeca Grand!

Kristin from Showtrotta sent me an exciting SMS on Saturday afternoon, that Fred Falke would be DJing @ FIXED's party @ the Tribeca Grand. Unfortunately i wasn't able to post info up here on time (as i mentioned earlier, dead computer sucks), but I hope that any of you that may have come were given a similar heads up.

I usually love parties at the Tribeca Grand, as its a very swanky change of pace from Studio B and the like, but it was a little bit of a bummer this time. They seemed to have the A/C turned off in the back room, which made the whole thing a bit draining (especially when its Fred Falke, playing those huge Epic Tracks). Adding to the strain on our senses was the sound system dying about 20 mins into his set, likely due to the rediculous heat in the room. This REALLY sucked as Fred was absolutely tearing us up (he seemed absolutely Livid--in a subdued French kind of way). They managed to fix it about 10 minutes later, with the aid of an oscillating fan borrowed from the kitchen.

I'm never really that good at summing up DJ sets, so I'll leave it to Kristin to describe the events more thoroughly, but I will say that it was one of the more inspired performances I've seen in a really long time. From moment one, when he pulled out a Fender jazz bass to play basslines from his Music For My Friends EP live (and yeah, thats him playing those nasty rhythm tracks on those Falke/Braxe tracks) we all knew we were getting something a little out of the ordinary. In general, he stuck to his own tracks, along with those with his production partner Alan Braxe, but he managed to do enough little tweaks and stutters in Ableton to keep us on our toes (even fanboys like myself who could practically sing along to all the anthems he dropped).

Needless to say, I was wiped out when all was said and done, but thoroughly satisfied, and left feeling quite good about music, for the first time in a long whle.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Logic Board"

My computer is in the Mac Hospital, i'll be back soon!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

One Track Mind

Can't find out too much info on this one, but my digi-friend Jim McConville in Scotland pointed me towards this JAM. I cant find out much more about it, but its Summery as hell. If any of you have it floating around at a higher bitrate, please consider sending it my way.

One Track Mind - Where Would Your Be?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hudson #12 W/ The Martinez Brothers

The free monday evenings at the Hudson Hotel continue on July 14th with NY's fave lil' housekids, The Martinez Bros. The party (6p-10p) is free if you RSVP HERE.

Joe Claussell is BACK! (Sorta)

Just checked my inbox to see a letter from LOVE, which said that on 8/17, SACRED RHYTHM is back. As it turns out, it looks as its just a one-off, not necessarily a sign that the bi-weekly Sunday Soiree is returning for good, but it'll be cool to see Joe again and a lot of familiar faces.

Also, not sure how many of you were at the Respect is Burning party last thursday at Santos' Party House, but it was a blast. And the rumors are true, BEST SOUND SYSTEM in NY (save for LOVE when Joe Claussell takes over).

Friday, June 27, 2008

Special Forces

More new sounds for you this week:

Gary Plant (AKA Special Forces), from Wooster, OHIO. Head to his myspace for further info and variety of cool sounds, many of which are downloadable.

Special Forces - when... [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Special Forces - Et Cetera [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Here's a new one for yas, Keagan Obrien of Washington State, hit him up on his site and tell him how much you like it.

keagan - She Is So Cool [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]


Monday, June 16, 2008


My friend Kiyoshi, great scourer of the interwebs, and international house music jetsetter, has gathered a compilation of great young unsigned French house artists, including SGB contributors Jean Moustache and The Phantom's Revenge. He/they have been gracious enough to share the record free of charge, so head to K//s page and check it out for yourself.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Weekend Update

Sorry for the NY-only posts recently, there's some stuff with a more international feel on the way.

However, for some reason NY has been a great place for music during this past few weeks, and it continues this weekend:

@ The Bunker
(Galapagos Art Space)
(Williamsburg, BK) 5/30/08

Fresh off a performance @ Mutek in Montreal, Cristian Vogel makes a rare appearance in Brooklyn. I never got a chance to see him play back when Super_Collider (his project with Jamie Lidell) was touring, so i shant be missing this one (Jamie is also playing 2 days in town @ the Bowery Ballroom next Sunday and Monday). From the mixes i've heard, it should be very heavy and extremely impressive.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Roy Davis Jr. in NYC

Your weekend just got way better if you're a New Yorker. Two times the Chicago for your dancing pleasure.

@ APT Friday, May 23
@ THE YARD Sunday May 25

I'm very excited to see The Yard booking some good shows, its a lovely outdoor venue right on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn (way better then it sounds, trust me).

And if you wanna continue your Sunday when the lights go down over Brooklyn, head across the East river to go catch Body & Soul @ Webster Hall, and give Joe a big shout for me.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Hey, for those who've sent me emails in the last week, sorry I haven't responded, been on a little computer hiatus, I'll be in touch soon.

I just saw that Alan Braxe and Lifelike are playing in NY on June 7 @ Studio B, as part of a US tour. Check Lifelike's Myspace and mark your calendars.

EDIT: Just saw that Cosmo Vitelli is playing at LOVE on friday night with the folks from People Don't Dance No More.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Vegas Tracks 3

Kristof. R - "Pantone 165 C"





Thanks to Gwen in MonteRey for this Great EP.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Raw Man Live @ Ruff Club, NYC 5/2/08

Here it is, straight from the soundboard to my computer. Hope you enjoy!

Raw Man · Live @ Ruff Club (5/2/08) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Reminder: RAW MAN @ Ruff Club NY 5/2

Romain Séo, AKA Raw Man, of The Buffalo Bunch, We In Music, and most recently the band >Amen Birdmen, will be performing tomorrow night (5/2) for Ruff Club @ the Annex in NYC. I got the chance to chat with Romain the other day, and he let me know that he'll be performing an Ableton live set for the first time (he received a little coaching from another Ableton user you might know, DJ Falcon). Expect a mix of his old classics and some of his newer electro tracks and maybe some harder stuff. I'm personally quite intrigued. Show some respect and be there! And if you see me, come say hi!

Also, earlier in the afternoon (4-8pm), Raw Man will be joining Jamie Fanatic and the Ruff Club team on Rat Radio NYC for their weekly Ruff Club Radio. Not sure exactly what to expect, but if you can't make it to NY in time for Friday night, check it out as your consolation prize.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Louis La Roche: The Peach EP

A couple of months ago, the Blog world was atwitter as a filtery track tagged as "TB" was deposited in the comment sections of several blogs, leading some to speculate that Thomas Bangalter had gone rogue and started leaking tracks into the blogosphere. A Brit named Louis La Roche claimed that it was his, setting off more debate. I wrote about it in the weeks that followed, and hadn't heard much more about it (besides positive response when i played it for others).

However, last week Louis La Roche (real name: Brett Ewels, age 17?!?) sent this blogger (and i'd assume several others) a link to his new album, The Peach EP, and i'm very happy to share it here with you. You've heard these sounds before, but it is certainly high quality stuff (and i havent been able to get Do You Remember out of my head for days). The fact that he's 17 gives me great hope for the future of this sound, much in the same way that The Martinez Bros. are breathing new life into deep house.

For more info on Louis La Roche, visit this link on Boule A Facettes.

Louis La Roche - "The Peach EP"






Thursday, April 24, 2008

2 Epics

Can't believe I haven't posted these yet, I'm slipping.

The Whitest Boy Alive · Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Ashford & Simpson · Bourgié Bourgié (Joe Claussell's Classic Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

P.S.: If any of you hear of Joe playing again in NY or otherwise, be sure to let me know. I miss the guy, and havent seen him solo since last summer. EG

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Vertigo 007 - Patrick Alavi- Club Sport

This is the last of the Vertigo I have, if any of you have the last two sitting around, be a sport, and dust off that turntable and rip 'em for your internet pals.

This and VRT 003 are courtesy of your friend, Fed (where are you Fed?)

VRT 007 (2002)
Patrick Alavi - "Club Sport"



Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Vertigo 003 - Gile - Starnight

VRT 003 (2000)
Gile - "Starnight"




Thank you, Federico!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Vertigo 005 - Gile - Furious Week

Thanks, Jeremy.

VRT 005 (2001)
Gile - "Furious Week"




Sunday, April 20, 2008


· 1st, NYers and Americans All, my friend MicProbes has excitedly informed me that he's booked Romain Seó (Raw Man, and of Buffalo Bunch and We In Music) to play his Ruff Club party on May 2nd. Obviously this is a DO NOT MISS if you're in the area and like this blog at all.

· 2nd, I got an email from Ali Ralouf (AKA Dirti Ali of The Eternals, Vinyl Fever, and about half the music I write about here), who commented on my rhetorical inquiry about the new tracks on The Eternals' Myspace. As it turns out, these will be officially released in the near future, though he didn't mention a timetable, or which label they'd be released on. Still, great news that the Eternals are back!

· NYers can look forward to a solid dose of Classic House over the next week. First, The Martinez Bros. are back home for two shows, Thursday 4/24 @ Cielo and Sunday 5/4 at Webster Hall with Danny Krivit and his long-running 718 Sessions party. Not to be outdone, the Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles makes his return to the big apple with a rare appearance at Cielo this Sunday. I was at his last Cielo appearance, and I promise you, the old guy hasn't lost a beat.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sébastien Leger · Off The Wall

How in the world did this sample get cleared? Quincy Jones must've napped through Y2K.

BLACKJACK 004R (2000)
Sébastien Leger - "Off The Wall"

Off The Wall (Azuli Rework Edit) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Off The Wall (Deep Throats Mix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Off The Wall (Superfunk Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Off The Wall (Canonball Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Monday, April 14, 2008

Britney Spears · Anticipating (Alan Braxe Remixes)

Tee Hee Hee, thats great.

Apparently this was from 2003? Where was I? I'm pretty sure if I ever get married, i want the B-Side to be played on a loop for much of the reception. Sorry for the Low Quality, but you'll get the idea (and if you have it in a better rip, send her my way and I'll replace these). [Mercí a Les Cocos]

Britney Spears · Anticipating (Alan Braxe Remix A) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Britney Spears · Anticipating (Alan Braxe Remix B) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vote Obama.

A couple tracks that have been running through my head nonstop the last week, one old, one new.

Armand Van Helden - "Why Don't You Free Some Time For Me?" [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Daedalus - "Obama 2008" [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Friday, April 11, 2008

Chilly · "For Your Love"

I'm still here, fear not.

I went and saw Maurice Fulton last friday at APT, and from what I recall, it was fantastic. One track I remembered to jot down in my Blackberry before the Sapporo caught up with me was this 1978 cover of The Yardbirds' "For Your Love". I hope you enjoy it.

Chilly - For Your Love [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kiyoshi Posts ALL Daft Punk Live Sets

My friend Kiyoshi has taken on a major archiving effort and put all the known Daft Punk live recordings on his blog, putting them together for download for the first time. For a long time now, Kiyoshi has been doing great things with his blog and various other projects (including the now dormant but once great Crydamoure Myspace) so if his blog isn't a part of your daily rotation, pay him a visit and check him out.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Benjamin Diamond - "Little Scare" (Todd Edwards Remix)

Hey All,

Quick note: Sorry I've been flaky updating the blog, work has picked up, and I've not had time to listen to music, let along write about it. There are a lot of things I'm looking forward to doing in the next few weeks, as long as my motivation and time return.

I also wanted to share some music with you on this rainy Saturday night, the last before the days are longer (and the nights a little warmer, please). A reader sent me a great track that i didn't know i needed, Todd Edwards' remix of Benjamin Diamond's "Little Scare". Beautiful stuff; as far as I can tell, Todd Edwards is the First and Last name in UK Garage (a genre name that still pisses me off (we've got our own Garage, thank you).

Benjamin Diamond - Little Scare (Todd Edwards Main Vocalized Remix) [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Vertigo 006 - Vinyl Fever - Born In Heaven/The Prophet

Vinyl Fever, 3/3

VRT 006 (2001)
Vinyl Fever - "Born In Heaven/The Prophet"



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vertigo 004 - Vinyl Fever - Times And Places

Vinyl Fever, Part 2

VRT 004 (2000)
Vinyl Fever - "Times And Places"




Items of Note on the Interwebs

2 notes of Frenchtouch delight (or disgust, depening on your perspective):

· Kristin from Showtrotta pointed out a link on Kidz by Collette to a recording from the LA show of the Falcon/Braxe tour at the Viper Room. If you were able to catch this tour of the cousins Quême, you know it was one for the ages.

· Secondly, and I'm sure more controversially, there's a new Daft Punk sampler in town, and it's Janet Jackson.

Janet Jackson - So Much Betta [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

In the circles in which i find myself, there's been a lot of hating on this track, and the artist performing it. I must say though, i think there's a certain level of elitism going on (and perhaps closet racism?) in the backlash against Hip-Hop's love affair with Daft Punk. I have taken nothing but joy in seeing the worship of my heroes by the Neptunes, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, and now a Jackson, and while some might argue (fairly) that some of these artists are jumping late onto the Robots' bandwagon (and money train), I simply see it as testament to the timelessness and unstoppable appeal of Daft Punk. The fact that the sounds from Daftendirekt (as in Janet's "So Much Betta") and Around The World (as in Will.I.Am's "I Got It From My Mama [Remix]" [Link Here]) still sound as fresh as they did more then a decade ago, and are being appreciated by a Hip-Hop audience that is certainly more far-reaching then House has ever known. This is not theivery, but rather a continued coronation of the greatest musicians of their generation.

And for the record, I think Janet's the shit. She can do whatever she wants, she's the Queen. The track's great. Let the debate begin...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vinyl Fever

Dirty Ali & Funky Farid (known to their parents as Ali and Farid Allalou) have more Aliases then i can count, but seeing as they're all great, there's no reason for complaint. During those golden years of the French Stuff, they released 3 EPs under the Vinyl Fever 'Guise: two on the legendary Vertigo series, and one on the short-lived Discoteque imprint of DJ Gilb'r's (Chateau Flight) Versatile Records. Ali and Farid have been gone from house circles for a while now (I believe the last music they released was in '04 with The Eternals, namely the imagined soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist, "Astropioneers"). However, a quick check of their MySpace page shows a recent re-styling, and four tracks that i cannot find anywhere, so perhaps they're up to some new things? The tracks are "Space Rider", "Abstract Moonstep", "Soundscape" and "Master of Sound"; if you've got a lead on these, please get in touch.

Anyways, without further adu, I give you: Vinyl Fever!

DISCO 001 (1999)
Vinyl Fever - "Spank That Hip/Old Times"



Now go dance you mortal humans! (Also, big thanks to AW for the clean rips and great scans.)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Music For My Friends


This may be oldish news to some of you blogophiles, but if you hadn't heard, Frédérick Falke just released a new Promo EP on Kris Menace's "Work It Baby label" called "Music For My Friends". I'm not sure if this is going to be released in an official retail 12" ( has it listed as a "Promo"), so I'll only post those tracks that have been circulating on the web; if it does become available for sale, hook up your boy Fred.




Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Bangalter Track???

If you followed the link from Brett in the comments of the last post, you came across what is being alleged as a new track by Thomas Bangalter, called "Love". I've been scouring the web, but have come up with nothing more then speculation as to its authenticity, but either way its a solid track. Lemme know what you think.

EDIT: It appears that in addition to Headphone Sex, the track was also linked to on Palms Out. This seems fishy to me, but whatever.

EDIT OF EDIT (Re-Edit?):Ok, here's the deal: I dont know who TB is, neither do you. I like the song a lot, though. That said, I'm not willing to just accept Louis La Roche as its rightful owner, unless i see some more proof, beyond a brand new myspace page, conveniently opened the day the track was "leaked". No offense to Mr. La Roche, as i really do like the track, but if it truly does originate with him, it seems likely that he came up with the "TB" moniker and leaked it himself. Which is lame, but creative nonetheless. But until I get more proof, I'm still making no calls.

Nevertheless, I'm sorry that several of you are disappointed that I posted this, but in Disco House circles, its been kinda the big buzz this week, and despite whatever deception might be going on, its a bangin' track. Lets put this one to bed and move on, shall we?

Thomas Bangalter · Love [RIGHT-CLICK TO DOWNLOAD]

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Daft Punk was on the Grammys!?!?!?

In case you missed it, and i can't imagine why you wouldn't have, Daft Punk was on the Grammys 5 minutes ago. Kanye West came onstage to perform "Stronger" in a light-up black "Sgt. Pepper" Jacket (a la Alive 2007 Encore), with the backdrop of a pyramid that looked like the "Alive 2007" CD cover. Midway through, the middle of the Pyramid dropped out, and our favorite Robots appeared outlined in their red light-piping jackets. The cameras showed the inside of the pyramid, with the duo playing around on 4 "Lemur" Controllers. To my knowledge, this is the first footage of Daft Punk actually playing their controllers in the Pyramid, and I just learned that this was the first live TV broadcast in DPs history. Way Cool. I had just been lamenting the loss of Daft Punk for the forseeable future, but maybe they won't be going too far after all.

The Altered Beast · No More Mr. Nice Guy

One Last EP from the Altered Beast.

CURVED 002 EP (2002)
The Altered Beast - "No More Mr. Nice Guy"