Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I have very recently started a soundcloud page after much procrastination... will likely be using it to put up dj mixes mostly. The first one is up there now. Perhaps the last of the decade but I may try to complete a couple more, as I have some ideas and time over the holidays!
December '09 dj mix
1. Koss - Ring (voice ambient dub) (Mule Musiq)
2. Escape From New York - Fire in My Heart (FIMH 001)
3. Jayson Brothers - All My Life (MCDE)
4. Floating Points - Love Me Like This (R2)
5. Cottam - 002 B
6. Todd Terje - Diamonds Dub (Supreme)
7. Cottam - 003 B
8. LTJ Xperience - On the Floor (Irma)
9. Still Going - Untitled Love (DFA)
10. The Revenge - Night Flight (Jiscomusic)
11. Tribute 01 - We Love Mondays (Tribute)
12. Linkwood & House of Traps - Barely Eagle (Firecracker)
13. Lamont Dozier - Going Back to my Roots (Warner Brothers)
Friday, December 11, 2009
The new crop of limited edition 45s from The Mole, Ted Pilsner, Koosh and myself have landed exclusively at Hardwax in Berlin this week. Available elsewhere soon!
A. Eddie C - Winelite
B. El Molito - X to Omega
A. Koosh - We Want Your Freedom
B. Ted Pilsner - Bad Spray
Thursday, December 10, 2009
pick it up at one of these fine shops...
Turntable Lab Review:
We managed to score the last copies of this excellent edit record from Canadian cult edit producer, Eddie C. With previous releases on Wolf Music and Jiscomusic, Eddie C is an expert at identifying and looping up the most amazing parts of old disco records. "One With The Stars(1)" is a perfect example as he squeezes the most out of that great bassline and those cascading bells. "Get Down(2)" is all about that dubby bassline and great female vocal chants. "Space Cadets(3)" travels into the 80s, fusing space disco and early analog house. Three for three, recommended.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Home Taping 002 is coming out this week!
The super talented Ukrainian, SE62, got me to do a remix of his superb mid-tempo gem, "Wall Ride". The B-Side is an SE62 original and it's deep as hell. Can't wait for this!
Here's some early reviews...
Side A: Wall Ride (Eddie C Remix)
Side B: The Tape
Release Date: Nov 09
DJ Play: Laurent Garnier, Ashley Beedle, Dimitri From Paris, Chris Duckenfield, The Revenge, Rub n Tug, Pete Herbert, 6th Borough Project, Luke Solomon, Harri, Charles Spencer, Cole Medina, Inland Knights, Moodymanc, Jon Marsh, Doc Martin, Jon Cutler, Jaques Renault, Nick Chacona
‘Lovely lovely slow deepness. Will play!’
‘Great atmosphere on Wall Ride.’
Dimitri From Paris
‘Rigth up my street with the Eddie C remix of Wall Ride just killing it!’
‘Absolutely love Wallride, been playing it loads the last couple of months, worn a few Cds out in the process…The Tape sounding hot too…10/10’
Rub n Tug
‘Another killer release.’
‘Both nice tracks.’
‘Eddie C is killin’ it!!! Wall Ride is a super dope groove…The Tape is nice too.’
6Th Borough Project
‘Loving both tracks here and sounds like this label is shaping up to be a proper little cracker.’
‘Loving both tracks!’
‘Excellent. Both cool but the Tape is the one for me..’
‘I like it!!’
‘Both great Tracks!!’
‘Liking both sides! Nice release.’
‘A good basement party waiting to happen…’
‘Groovy, heady tunes. Simple and traditional. Def feeling it!’
More fresh house music sounds from the Home Taping crew, this time featuring new talent - SE62, a new artist straight out of the Ukraine. "Wall Ride" has influences from late 90s deep house; live keyboard licks, funky percussion tracks and a restrained feel to it. The production however is much crisper and more defined than the slurry of bad pressings that plagued deep house in the 90s making this a tasty bit of future-retro house music (you'll notice that the breakdowns and drops are much more contextual to reflect the current dancefloor moods). On the flip "The Tape" chugs along in mechanical funk fashion before searing Rhodes riffs ride over the groove to create a low-slung carnival ass-shaker. Promising stuff from a new producer determined to keep the raw spirit of house music alive but while keeping production aesthetics and ideas up-to-date and now.
More fresh House music sounds from the Home Taping crew, this time featuring two emerging House talents – SE62 and Eddie C (Jisco Music).
SE62 is a new artist straight out of the Ukraine who is exciting many DJs and producers with his heavily atmospheric and raw take on the House sound. The main track ‘Wall Ride’ is a slick slice of Motor City Soul remixed by Canadian producer Eddie C. While on the flip, ‘The Tape’ is a raw, heads down Moodymann inspired affair.
Press play and let the dancefloor do the talking.
Home Taping is Killing Music
Monday, November 16, 2009
Incredibly, 2 nights ago, here in Banff, population 8000, Public Enemy was billed to play at a 150 capacity venue. It was an invite only party sponsored by a radio station out of Calgary. I knew Chuck D would be the only original member in attendance, but I had to find a way to check this out! Somehow I found my way in and was able to have a few words with Chuck in person and got him to sign my copies of "Terrordome" and "Bassheads". Like most guys my age who listen to music, Public Enemy was an enormous inspiration musically and informatively. Although Run DMC did it for me first, PE, and specifically Bomb Squad production, solidified my addiction to music forever. I've seen PE three times in the last 15 or so years and Chuck still bumrushed that shit believe me. I don't have any pics or recordings of the night here in town but I thought I'd share an incredible video of PE live on Soul Train in 1987 doing Rebel Without a Pause, a tune that still gives me serious goosebumps. I know it's lip-synched but the energy is off the meters, and the interview with Don at the end is pure gold. Enjoy...
PE on Soul Train 1987
Monday, November 9, 2009
Vinyl release - Dec. 2009
early review from Chris Duckenfield (Swag):
They've made a predictably smart move for their debut release by enlisting the services of Canadian Beatdown Disco Don Eddie C.
Eddie’s profile has been on the rise since his magnificent debut record on Jisco Music. Recent releases on Wolf Music, Flashback and Seven Inches of Love cemented the Canadian beatsmith’s reputation for crafting some of the finest mid-tempo disco and electronic funk around.
Sleazy Beats Recordings have managed to snap up some of Eddie C’s finest work to date. From the gloriously deep & dreamy 9-minute Space Cadet to the heavy slo-mo funk of Get Down and finally the disco-fied vocals in One With the Stars. An impressively high quality all-rounder of an EP.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I did a short interview and exclusive mix for Germany's superb Keep-it-Deep blog this week.
Check it here
Download the mix
Here's the tracklist... it plays like a cassette. For maximum listening pleasure, transfer the mix to a 100 minute Maxell XLII.
1. Kip Hanrahan - This Night Comes Out of Both of Us (American Clave)
2. Eddie C - Hold Me (7 Inches of Love)
3. The Mole - Nice and Easy (7 Inches of Love)
4. Ted Pilsner - Hello My Love (7 Inches of Love)
5. Koosh - Real Dub (7 Inches of Love)
6. Super Value - 004 B2 (Super Value Special Edits)
7. Mark E - AA (Merc)
8. ? - GTR Track (Nonstop Blazin' Beats) (feat. the Ramm:Ell:Zee)
9. Mark E - Sunshadow (Creative Use)
10. Theo Parrish - The Rink (Sound Signature)
11. Ashley Beedle - Everything is Ok (Cosmic Boogie)
12. Mojo's Interlude
13. KRL - I Wanna Be With You (Wolf Music)
14. Eddie C - Never Let Go (Flashback)
15. Be - All the Thrills (Wolf Music)
16. Atmosphere - Dancing in Outerspace (the Revenge rework) (Wolf Music)
17. Tantra - Hills of Katmandu (Unidisc)
18. Ray Mang - Awright? (rej007)
19. Mudd - 54B (Ray Mang version) (Leng)
20. 40 Thieves - Don't Turn it Off (Chinatown)
21. A Number of Names - Sharevari (Capriccio)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
For the third release on Wolf Music, the label decided to put out a killer disco EP comprising of a proper disco dream team. "I Wanna See All My Friends At Once" EP borrows its name from an Arthur Russell track and comes with four immense tracks on one slamming 12".
The Revenge needs no introduction, his monster rework of Curtis is huge, period. Eddie C first came to the world’s attention with his stunning Jisco debut and has recently starred in the killer third Flashback release. This is his debut airing on Wolf and he has delivered a chugging beat down banger that will delight those who are feeling the slow mo sound. Be's "Nocturnal Jam" on Stilove4music was a big one and "All The Thrills" is another one up their sleeve. Finally completing the package is the return of the mysterious KRL. His "Recession Beat" track on the last Wolf Release caused quite a stir. So much so that Wolf Music had to ask him back for more! The incredible "Wanna Be With You" is his second installment and its set to surpass his first.
**Disc Jockey Feedback**
Ilija Rudman (Instruments of Rapture) “The release is Brilliant! Truly amazing.”
Simbad “yea ace, deep shhh 4 da basement sweatin lovin boyz & grlz all over da world :-)
thanx 4 that, playin / replayin”
Recloose “Fresh indeed. All the tunes are dope, sitting in that disco pocket that I love... “
Domu “Brilliant! Some durty sex disco with The Revenge, some coke fueled dancing with KRL,
some moody comedowns with Eddie C and some twisted peaktime smashage from Be. I like it.
Alot. 10/10 Domu”
Ian Blevins (Space) “thanks for the new tracks, Ill be nailing the whole EP. top banana”
Sean Brosnan (Future Disco) “Thanks for these, four really great records. Keeping the quality
high. Full support, long live the wolf!!
Hot Toddy (Crazy P) “nice package, liking the Revenge and Be tracks”
Osunlade “diggin the krl track...thnx!”
Sleazy McQueen “my pick of the release is certainly the Eddie C track... Wolf. sounds wicked.”
Souled “Great package! KRL and BE tracks are my favourites. Club and podcast support.”
Friday, October 9, 2009
EDDIE C - FLASHBACK EP released Oct. 9, 2009
A. Make Change
B. Never Let Go
Available at Phonica this week, everywhere else next week:)
Here's a review, I think from Piccadilly...
Flashback records presents the third release in their series of 12” singles from some of the scenes finest talents. with no expense spared, flashback aims to press the finest sounding, fully mastered tracks complete in ltd edition artwork by infamous london street artist inkie. this absolutely killer double a side of reworks comes from acclaimed edit maestro eddie c a seriously heavyweight dancefloor jamming duo of reworks, which go way beyond the cut 'n paste style of most, and inject some additional production, instrumentation and arrangement expertise into the mix. these really are a cut above and have been destroying dancefloors for the select few who've had them early - totally essential !
Banff, Alberta, a small Canadian town best known for bears, beer, hockey, skiing, long freezing winters, cowboys, mountains, lakes, endless wilderness and now disco manipulator extraordinaire, Eddie C. Making a superb debut this year on the now defunct Jisco Music, Eddie picks up where he left off with two corkers on Flashback. "Make Change" features a rasping vocal hook alongside a funk slap bass that lock together for this unashamed party tune. - one of Eddies b est tunes to date! On the flip Eddie delves deeper with the Motown vibed "Never Let Go" to complete the third essential release on Flashback Records.
Decks Records (Germany):
Excellent 80s NYC inspired Discotizer!! two Peak Time Anthems
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Honoured to be asked to be a part of this operation as I am a huge fan of the other artists on this!
A1 - The Revenge "Curtis"
A2 - Eddie C "My Woman"
B1 - BE "All The Thrills"
B2 - KRL "I Wanna Be With You"
Limited 12" due for release mid-October!
Check a review here
Monday, September 7, 2009
Colin (the mole) is behind this new highly limited label of quality 45s. This is the way to do business. The first two are out now exclusively at Hardwax. I have a tune on the second one.
It's an all-Canadian affair from my buddies Koosh, Colin, Neil and myself.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Brena and I are going on a bit of a vacation for her 30th b-day. Toronto for a bit... my right arm man, DJ Dry, will be wed this weekend. Following that we are off for a week in Paris. Hoping to link with the Karaters and get some record shopping in as well as see some of the beautiful city!
Here's a new mix just before we leave... Made with Records.
A Dangerous Mix
1. (intro) Theo
2. Philippe Cam - I Want A Car Like Yours (Karat)
3. Eddie C - Wonderful Loop (Karat)
4. 6th Borough Project - Do It To The Max (Instruments of Rapture)
5. Mark E - Deja Vu (Running Back)
6. The Revenge - Heavy Love (Instruments of Rapture)
7. Mark E - Freakin' and Shriekin' (Under the Shade)
8. KRL - Recession Beat (Wolf Music)
9. Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #5 (MCDE)
10. Detroit Experiment - Think Twice (original mix) (Juno)
11. Rainer Trueby - Ayers Rock (white)
12. Omar S - For Us All (FXHE)
13. Mike Dunn - A Groove (Desire)
14. Moodymann - ??? (KDJ)
15. Terrence Parker - Your Love (Seventh Sign)
16. Andres - Change My Mind (Mahogani Music)
17. Chicago Connection - Dancin' (Cajual)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Released digital only July 27th on Toronto's PAWN SHOP RECORDS
Available exclusively at junodownload.com July 27th to August 10, 2009. Available elsewhere thereafter.
A quick blurb from my friends at Pawnshop:
One of the guys to watch in the dub disco scene is Port Hope, Ontario’s Eddie C, now living in Banff, Alberta. His use of polished samples and vintage drums make his downbeat and house trax a call-back to the days of yore. We’re stoked to present a 3-song EP of some of his finest work.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have been buying a lot of records lately. Been great to get back into buying 'new' music as well, even if it is reworkings of older tunes! Here's some of the past few outings crop! Mixed at home in Banff.
June '09 DJ mix
1. Oneness of Juju - Every Way But Loose (Sutra)
2. Popular People's Front - Listen to the Music (Allenby Chilton Edit)
3. Ray Mang - Phreak - (Edits by Mang)
4. Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (EC Edit) (Salsoul)
5. Eddie C - Let Your Mind Be Free (Jiscomusic)
6. Casinoboy - Serious (Jiscomusic)
7. The Mole - There's Hope (Internasjonal)
8. Moodymann - Yesterdays (KDJ)
9. Greg Wilson - Booty Dance (GW Imprint)
10. King Sporty - Keep a Burning (Edit) (Combi)
11. Trus'me - Shakea Booty (Prime Numbers)
12. Ray Mang - Bar O' Soap (Edits by Mang)
13. Red Rack'em - Picnic (Revenge remix) (Deep Freeze)
14. Popular People's Front - Stop on By (Leo Zero Edit) (White)
15. Bill Withers - Who is He (Henrick Schwarz unofficial release)
16. Soundstream - Dance With Me (Soundstream)
17. Ashley Beedle - Do the Positive (Nuphonic)
18. The Persuader - Slussen (Erot Dub mix) (Svek)
19. Paul Johnson - The Groove (Peacefrog)
20. Tim Harper - I Feel a Groove (Peacefrog)
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Musicvictim is an independent radio station from Barcelona. My Jisco release, "You're Welcome", was one of their top entries in April. They recently asked me to compile a list of some of my records of the moment. Here are my picks for them.
Eddie C's Thermal Hot-Springs Apres-Ski Love-In Selections
click podcast to hear the entire list.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I'm sure there are many artists who agree that music written 'spur of the moment' is often focused and inspired. Taking too long on one project may be detrimental to it's original feel. I did this version in about an hour and could not be happier with the result! Thanks very much to Rob and Marc for this opportunity!
Released today APRIL 22, 2009
Available at www.forehigher.com
Also check Pawn Shop Records (Toronto) at www.myspace.com/pawnshoprecords
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Great thanks and respect due to Humberto of Social Disco Club for the opportunity to put a mix together for his blog!
Check it here
01. House of House - The Rough Half (Whatever We Want)
02. Eddie C - Between Now and Then (CDR)
03. ? - Baby Cage (Moxie)
04. Manuel Gottsching - E2 E4 (White)
05. Mark E - Smokescreen (Sonar Kollectiv)
06. Dj harvey - Love Finger (Black Cock)
07. Eddie C - You're Welcome (Jiscomusic)
08. Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Hot Coins Remix) (Tirk)
09. Matrix - Stay (I Need Your Love) (Disconet)
10. Bill Withers - You Got the Stuff (Columbia)
11. Mike Burns - Everybody's Mantra (Disco Devil)
12. Herbie Hancock - Twilight Clone (Columbia)
13. Edwin Birdsong - Rapper Dapper Snapper (Salsoul)14. Sylvester - I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Fantasy)
Sunday, April 5, 2009
DJ History review:
Eddie C – Make It Better (Top 5 new edits April '09)
Just the sort of lovely, loping, looping stuff we’ve come to expect from the Jisco imprint, this time stitched together in the Rockies by Canada’s Eddie C. Make It Better’s the one floating our boat just now but everyone’s a winner with this EP.
Killer new 12'' from the Jisco camp who seem to have got the art of the edit pinned down to the last detail. Eddie C has just dropped three absolute killer edits that just chug all the way to dancefloor nirvana. Throbbing basslines, thudding kick drums and the obligatory vocal - that's not overbearing though. All in all, yet another great Jisco 12''.
Jisco delivers the goods again and stays one step ahead from the rest of the pack with a brilliant three tracker of smoked-out thumping disco edits from canada based Eddie C. these will fly fast again - be quick!
Another killer offering from Jiscomusic, the go-to label for slo-mo, beatdown disco / soul sample house gems. With its looping of spoken female vocal sample ('You're always welcome'), slapping mid-tempo house rhythm and hovering strings "You're Welcome" is sure to set the dancefloor in a trance, giving those backs of a necks a little tingle, leading to a joyous head-rush when the full
track kicks in. Side two opens with "Let Your Mind Be Free", another super uplifting disco-sample cut, with even fatter beats and a bit more urgency in the BPMs. "Make It Better" makes it three three top-notch soul / disco-sample tunes on one 12". You know it's a must-buy!
Phat disco and funk grooves reworked into warm sounding house tracks in the vein of KDJ and the likes. excellent job!
Disco Horror (San Francisco) Review:
In my opinion, Jiscomusic is the best label putting out disco edits right now, and by best I mean consistently fucking amazing. There are plenty of one-off edit labels that may come out strong with a first release and then ride on it's success to impart upon us several releases of a lower caliber that really should never have touched vinyl to begin with. But if it wasn't telling that the third release of the label (I still have yet to track down the first two) introduced us all to Mark E (the new king of dubby disco, who has carved himself a serious corner in the 100-115bpm dance community), the label has consistently been releasing dance floor monsters since, introducing us to such names as The Revenge and 6th Borough Project.
Well now there's a new member to the family and his name is Eddie C. So far the artists on Jisco have all been from the UK, but Eddie C hails from Canada! Woot North America! Anyways, he has supplied three top quality edits to Jisco for it's 9th release, You're Welcome, and I decided to be nice enough to share the BEST ONE with you all instead of being selfish and keeping it for myself and for my mixes. This track sneaks up on you with a hypnotic loopy hum and a lovely guitar riff that lulls you into an unconscious head bob that has you thinkin' "you know house music is pretty rad", and then BOOM that fucking breakdown! DANCE TO THE DISCO BEAT! C'MON! DANCE TO THE DISCO BEAT! And that's when you realize you're having a legitimate freakout at your desk and your coworkers are starting to stare. Be careful with this one as it may set your mind free.
TouchSoul (Dj Gary Pescod and Adrian) UK review:
Gettin deep down and dirty with some funky beats from Eddie C. Taken from the "Your Welcome" 12" released in March on Jisco Music, which has been turning out some great cuts. Check out the other tracks on the vinyl too, couple of sweet disco bombs on there worth your ears attention.
Monsieur Monod (Sleazy Beats Amsterdam) review:
Oh boy, another treat from the sublime Jisco camp. I've been giving Eddie C's record such a heavy rinsing that it's already starting to crackle and pop.
Trax Magazine **top 5** May 2009:
Eddie C. « Make it better »
Extrait de la neuvième référence de Jisco Music, le label du génial Mark E, la formule Jisco est celle de la french-touch renversée : la sensualité de la disco-house, mais avec l’accent mis sur le disco. Plus c’est lent, plus c’est bon. Et puis Eddie nous promet des posts sur le ski sur son blog.
Disco Delicious review:
More balcony/beachside goodness here, but with a different flavour - dreamy drifting house from Eddie C out on Jiscomusic. Never in a rush, this song just grooves along at a leisurely pace without a hint of stress. The soothing vocals just get you floating away. Wait for the last section of the song where a big jazzy groove, still laid back, suddenly kicks in and rides on out for the last couple of minutes. Bliss!
sweet pal!!!! yeah...i was in this shop here and i saw your record... i just put it straight into the "buy" pile...and then mike shannon was like "oh cool!"...and started walking to the counter super slow... i was like "hahahha no...that's for me...." :)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
After 20 some years of being nothing short of obsessed with dance music, I am very pleased to announce the release of my first 12" single on Jiscomusic.
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