Friday, December 31, 2010

Producer of the Year!

















SLEAZY BEATS RECORDINGS producer of the year is yours truly! Cheers guys!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

7IOL 007





















Just in time for X-mas! The new and final installment of the 7 Inches of Love series is now available in limited quantities. Also available are limited backstock of 005 and 006.

Tracklisting:

a. Koosh - Shit Becomes a Job
b. Eddie C - November 30

Grab a copy or two for that low low price you've come to expect from our friends at Hardwax!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Migration EP













































Some earlier works of mine available now on Sound of Speed Records from Japan.

a1. Migration
a2. Keepin' On
b1. Give it to Me
b2. Days Like These

Grab a copy here!

Sleazy Beats Review:

It's been more than a while since we covered a record by our hero Eddie C on these pages, if we were to cover more of his releases on here we'd seriously be writing about him on a weekly basis. As we predicted 2010 has been an impeccable year for the man - he's quickly emerged into one of the most in demand producers, remixers and djs out there; he's been booked at some of the hottest parties worldwide in recent months, constantly on the move to grace the decks at gigs in Detroit, Japan, Germany, France, England, and at the recent Sleazy Beats label parties in Melbourne and Sydney Australia. In short, Eddie's had a pretty damn successful year to say the least, and looks poised to take 2011 by storm as well.

The new one by the crown prince of dirty disco entitled 'The Migration Ep' on Japan's Sound of Speed imprint has finally hit the shops. I've been hitting refresh on my browser daily to see if it's finally in stock ever since it popped up on Juno months ago. The A1 'Migration' is a suspenseful and relentless midtempo cut with heavy slap bass and disco strings, with carefully constructed vocal breakdowns. 'Keepin' On' is a perfect slice of downtempo electronic soul sure to warm your heart with its sublime female vocal about "drifting on your love" that laces Eddie's tight drums and melodies together effortlessly. Flip it over for the uptempo disco-house loveliness of 'Give It To Me'; one to whip out prime time. Finally the moody, breezy keys create a restless and stellar groove in the EP closer, 'Days Like These'.


Juno Review:

Upfront copies of new Eddie C jams on the excellent Japanese label Sound Of Speed! There's always an undeniable class to any track the prolific Canadian producer puts his name to and that standard is definitely maintained on this sumptuous EP. "Migration" demonstrates the C Meister's ease at chopping samples, dicing up a string heavy soul track to fit the bumping mid tempo beat, whilst "Keepin On" is all mellow, closer to a butter hip-hop instro than disco! On the flip, "Give It To Me" jumps to a more familiar tempo marrying a infectious guitar led groove augmented by husky female vocals to a taut beat with plenty of drops into heavy filtered bass. The final moments are dedicated to the Rhodes heavy slo vibes of "Days Like These". Killer 12".

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Disk Union Mix CD










































Made this mix this past summer. It is available now exclusively as a limited edition promo CD "present campaign" at Disk Union in Shibuya, Tokyo.



Saturday, December 11, 2010

PICS from VIC

















My good friend Tristan was the in-house photographer for the 2 nights of dancing and debauchery over Hallowe'en weekend at a loft space in Victoria, BC. Easily one of the best parties I've been to since the 90s. I'm not kidding. DJ's on the nights included Koosh, Dane, St. Christopher, Superbendythumbs, Chris Long, Thom Banks and myself. An all vinyl disco affair. For more great shots from the weekend and more from Mr. Shouldice himself click here!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Francis Inferno Orchestra on UTS























Bit of a late post on this one. I think it came out a week or so ago.
Had a great trip to Australia in November and got to play a few records with Mr. FIO himself at a jam in Melbourne.

Remixes from Soul Clap and yours truly!

Grab yourself a copy!

Juno Review:

The underground disco network operated by Under The Shade reaches out to Australia to showcase the sounds of Francis Disco Inferno. Fans of the Wolf Music and Dikso imprints might be familiar with the work of the young Melbourne based producer, and the rest of you will probably make a mental note to keep your ears peeled for future FDI missives on the potential shown here. There's an inherent warmth to the rich piano melodies that filter through "Meet me In Salt Lake City" but the sloppy drum hits give the track an unpolished idiosyncratic feel that's all too absent from contemporary disco tinged house. Soul Clap drag the track back towards proto house territory with a stripped to the bone warehouse rhythmic thrust running throughout, dark pulses of bass augmented by reverberant key stabs and subaqueous melodies. In contrast, the flipside remix from Eddie C embellishes all the elements, dipping the track in a swathe of delightfully bubbling delay.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Another Night On Earth





















Handed a new mix over to ANOE before my trip to Australia.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oz Tour

After just moving into a new place in Banff, we're heading down the highway tomorrow to the airport, anticipating a 21 hour flight to Australia. Thrilled for these 3 nights in as many great cities!

11/11/10 - Sugar - Adelaide
11/13/10 - The Civic - Sydney (w/Tornado Wallace)
11/19/10 - New Guernica - Melbourne (Sleazy Beats Label Party w/Tornado Wallace + Francis Inferno Orchestra)










































Thursday, November 4, 2010

Common Cause #33












Simon Strottman of Hamburg's excellent podcast series Common Cause, kindly asked my to contribute some tunes for their 33rd installment. 30 minutes of quality music each month.
Check it here

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fan Tan

















2 amazing nights in a row this weekend planned for Victoria.

Details here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

As You Like It
























Returning to San Francisco this weekend for some more fun!
Find tickets here.
This event is at the Com#. I've never been but heard great things!
The space was designed by Naut Humon of Scratch fame.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Crue-L Grand Orchestra









































This came out a few days ago. Honored to be asked to be a part of this release! The A Side is a beautiful version of Barberella by Crue-L Grand Orchestra (Kenji Takimi and Tomoki Kanda). Kenji gave me a promo copy when I was in Japan back in June along with the Theo Parrish release on Crue-L which came out recently as well. Limited copies available outside of Japan, pick it up!

JUNO

Juno Review:

Kenji Takimi aka Crue L Grand Orchestra pays homage to Jane Fonda's finest moment with this multi layered cover version of the Barbarella theme song. The bewitching combination of a pumping space disco groove and glistening ethereal string arrangements make "Barbarella" one of this year's most brilliantly different A Sides. On the flip the Crue L classic "Candy Mountain In The Rainy Wood" gets two subtley different re rubs from Eddie C, who was recently credited with the official prefix "Canada's Finest".

Friday, October 8, 2010

TECHNIQUE















New mix up on the great UK podcast TECHNIQUE !!

Check the other superb shows as well, especially the latest one featuring my good friend Hrdvsion!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Duff Disco Remix























Very classy release from the Duff! Comes with remixes from James Johnston and yours truly!

Here's a taste

Pick it up here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Saturday @ the COMMON



















If you're in the neighborhood, come on down to perhaps the best nightspot in Western Canada!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9DW Remixes on ENE




















Love this band! I heard about them first in Wax Poetics. I think it was that same issue that came with one of their 45s. The one with "Black Coffee" on it. Fell in love with the tune and was playing it at gigs here in town. Not 2 weeks later I got a friendly email randomly from one of the members asking if I'd like to try a remix. Outstanding! There is also a version of "Synthetic Avenues" on here and other top quality remixes by Max Essa and Ray Mang among others!

Double CD is available now, vinyl coming soon!!

Here's a sample






Thursday, September 16, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Home Taping 06 OUT NOW!!






















Comes complete with Tornado Wallace remix and special hidden cut on the flip!

DJ support from Laurent Garnier, Dimitri From Paris, The Revenge, Crazy P, Jimpster, Bill Brewster, Leo Zero, Rocky, Roberto Rodriguez, Rub n Tug, Jay Shepherd, Downtown Party Network, Lars Behrenroth, Michael Ruetten, Sean Brosnan, Moodymanc, Ajello, Social Disco Club, Cole Medina, Michael Reinboth, Clive Henry and many more.

And here is what some of them say..

‘Deep grooves…very niiice.’
Laurent Garnier

‘Nice EP!’
Dimitri From Paris

‘Great stuff from Eddie C once again. Originals are heavy but it’s the remix which will be getting most plays. Mr Wallace is banging it big time right now!’
Jimpster

‘This EP is really great. Quality throughout. Very hard to pick a fav but Tell Me original just about shades it!’
Jim Baron (Crazy P)

‘Great stuff!’
Rub n Tug

‘Got to be Tell Me. Nice bit of Detroit disco.’
Bill Brewster

‘Lovely low slung action on the TW remix.’
Leo Zero

‘Strong package.’
Rocky

‘Quality EP! Loving both versions of Tell Me. Will be playing!’
Roberto Rodriguez

‘Organized is some funky shit!! Love the entire release. Tornado Wallace remix is ace too!’
Lars Behrenroth

‘Quality as usual!’
Clive Henry

‘As always Eddie delivers the goods here. Quality throughout!!! Have to say Tornado Wallace remix is outstanding, this guy is the man at the mo.’
Cottam

‘Nice n filthy stuff!!’
Moodymanc



DJ History Review:

Obviously bored with skiing and generally just hanging out, Banff resident Eddie C took some time off from his hectic life to piece together another banger.


Juno Review:

It's not rocket science to expect great things from Eddie C's debut on the Hometaping imprint – top label, top producer. "Tell Me" is driven by the core vocal sample which is wrapped in layer upon layer of typically intricate production. Crisp 808 syncopation drops in and out, string arrangements sit deep in the mix and the warmest of basslines running throughout gives the track that extra impetus. Tornado Wallace is employed to remix the track and adds a sheen of hissing Detroit deepness to proceedings, with late night synth lines and soaring chords floating atop the cavernous bass patterns of a slightly slower but just as impressive version. Special praise however is reserved for "Organised", the track that separates the aforementioned. A brilliantly sweaty organ riff is central to this jacking bit of warehouse fodder, with vocal samples and crowd noises cut up and slipped into the spaces between the pounding beat and throbbing bassline.

Phonica review:

Eddie C comes from Canada and has given us excellent releases over the past few years on Jisco Music, 7 Inches of Love, Flashback, Wolf Music, Need Want, Sleazy Beats, Kolour and many other top imprints earning him a well deserved and growing reputation as a top producer and DJ. For his debut release on Home Taping he kicks things off in trademark style with the sample driven, moody groover "Tell Me". Next up he flicks the switch and whips up a stompin House workout on the get-down-and-sweaty warehouse grooves of "Organized". On the flip, rising Aussie house maestro Tornado Wallace takes "Tell Me" one step deeper into basement territory and works it into an epic nu school refix. And finally, a cheeky vinyl only hidden track "Dub Up The Edit" provides an essential DJ tool. 100% House music from two producers on top of their game.

Piccadilly Review:

Eddie C's refreshingly old school approach to music production has led to some mighty fine releases over the past few years on Jisco Music, 7 Inches Of Love, Flashback, Wolf Music, NeedWant, Sleazy Beats, Kolour and many other top imprints, earning him a well deserved and growing reputation as a top producer and DJ.

For his debut release on Home Taping he kicks things off in trademark style with the soul sample-driven, moody beatdown house groover "Tell Me". Next up he flicks the switch and whips up a stompin’ house workout on the get-down-and-sweaty warehouse grooves of "Organized". On the flip, rising Aussie house maestro Tornado Wallace takes "Tell Me" one step deeper into basement territory and works it into an epic nu school refix - one for fans of Mark E or The Revenge. And finally, a cheeky vinyl only unlisted track "Dub Up The Edit" provides an essential DJ tool. If you wanted MARRS "Pump Ump the Volume" spliced and diced and funked-up, then this will be at the front of your record box. 100% house music from two producers on top of their game.

Sleazy Family Sampler OUT NOW!























New SBR comp available now!! Pick it up at one of these fine retailers...


Juno Review:

Good thing there isn't much to do on the Canadian ski slopes during summer, as Eddie C seems to have spent the warmer months knocking out a steady stream of killer releases. The man from Banff has just dropped a delicious new 12" on Hometaping Is Killing Music, and here headlines a four track EP that also boasts new material from SE62, Tornado Wallace and Daniel Solar. Eddie's effort kicks off the A Side, with the deliciously funky rolling rhythms of "Move Me" ably supported by SE62's "Out There", itself drenched in Motor City atmospherics. Flip over for Melbourne's golden boy Lewie Day aka Tornado Wallace, who provides some hazy summer instrumentation on "Stop Holding Back", while the midtempo tropical funk Daniel Solar's "Into My Life" rounds off one of the best samplers we've heard in some time.

Phonica Review:
Amsterdam´s Sleazy Beats Recordings serves up its 4th platter of beatdown disco grooves. Eddie C makes a welcome return to the label with Move Me, a delicious pitched down chugger. Tornado Wallace makes his second appearance on Sleazy Beats with a killer take on Surface´s “Stop Holding Back”. On the flip, Home Taping´s SE62 delivers a heavy rework of a forgotten Willie Hutch track and Daniel Solar (of No More Hits fame) wraps up the EP with a classy, dubby rework of Melba Moore´s ´You Stepped Into My Life´.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

SECRET SAUCE











































This weekend in Downtown Detroit!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Everything is Ok



















I put a new mix up on Soundcloud 2 days ago and it has already reached the 100 DL limit. Might upgrade my account, might not. Undecided. You can still listen to the mix and I think a few people have posted it somewhere else. One day I'll figure out how to use computers better, but records are still way more fun!

Everything is Ok

Monday, August 9, 2010

Photos by Brena Currelly

















I love this picture my wife took of my friend Thomas aka Johnny Love at his home in Frankfurt.

Brena will be periodically posting pics from our adventures abroad among other fabulous shots on her website.

Please have a look!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Home Taping 06























Tests are in for this! There's a Tornado Wallace remix on the other side and something else special. Should be in the shops by the end of the month!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

La Dame Noir














Lovely blog from France casting all things lunar disco

La Dame Noir

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beats In Space #531














Crue-L boss Kenji Takimi presents a stunning selection of tunes on this weeks Beats in Space from New York.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

7 Inches of Love 005 + 006



















New 7 Inches of Love available exclusively at Hardwax, Berlin today!

Love 005

A. Koosh - Closer Baby
B. Slumbor Jack - Disco Dragon

Love 006

A. Cristobal - I Had Your Love All to my Own
B. Son - Quebec


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ruff Jamz 20



















The Glasgow legend Craig Smith comes with a stellar mix for the Ruff Jamz podcast this month. Honored to have the mix open with one of my cuts! Thanks Craig!

Check the DL here courtesy of Ooft!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Audio Seduction



















A brilliant blog covering all things disco and NYC.

My "Drunken Disco Mystery Mix" is kindly featured on there this week!

AUDIO SEDUCTION

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Common
























Playing records at the Common in Edmonton this weekend! Last time was plenty good, come on down if you're in this neck of the woods.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sun Set Campout
























This weekend in sunny Belden California!
I think I'm actually playing the Sunrise set Sunday morning 6-10am.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Neeves For None














































This came out while I was away.
Got to check the wax at a few shops in Japan. Really nice press!

Pick it up at your local shop of one of these fine retailers...

juno
phonica
piccadilly

Piccadilly Review:

New York natives John Paul Jones and Ryan Cavanagh make up the band Worst Friends. They’re actually really good friends that now hang out in LA making top notch balearic musica! "Neeves For None" is one of those sublime 21st century, electronic Balearic-house jams - full of live instrumentation, played-in keyboard / synth parts and with a real musical quality to the arrangement. With a brilliant balance of both melancholy and uplifting, "Neeves For None" has all the elements required to soundtrack both a top night out and a lovely drive home. Eddie C goes to town on the subtle, building qualities of the track, extended it over 7+ minutes and letting it bubble under for quite a while before opening up the filters and letting layer upon layer of beautiful synth work cascade against our ears. Bonus track "Del Boca Vista" is just as beautiful. Soft arpeggios, lush guitar licks, driving piano chords and hypnotic slo-mo bongo patterns suck us into a gorgeous Balaeric groover which screams of Ibizan sunsets, tequila sunrises and massive love for your fellow earthlings! Pure, unadultered bliss. Huge twelve!


Phonica Review:

Worst Friends bring their balearic hat and conquer summer in the north of the world! Two laidback, smoothly grooving tracks that are pure bliss, while Eddie C drops probably his best remix to date with "
NEEVES For None".

Feel My Bicep Review:

Another fully sculpted EP on Future Classic, which has been on top form of late. Neve’s For None is a track made with about 80% bliss and 23% sunshine and with Eddie C of Jisco fame on the remix it also brings a lot of party at the 7:15 mark. This isn’t cosmic its something much better…heavy, crisp 909 hats and glitter tinted synths make this track prefect for summer, we love this whole EP.

Simon Spacerock (Space Dust) Review:

“Neve’s For None” is a gorgeous slice of melodic Balearic Disco, which floats like melted butter from a pan out the speakers towards you with – Eddie C – providing a top-notch mix set for any sunset moment.

It’s the kind of stuff you soak up while trying to cool down your sun-beaten skin with chilled, fine wine on a terrace overlooking some distant Robinson Crusoe island while contemplating life, death and why your bank manager hasn’t extended your credit balance!

Can someone please push the wine cooler a bit closer ?

Classy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Whiskey Disco with Cole Medina + Eddie C
























Sleazy McQueen pressed this one up for Cole Medina and myself!


A1- Cole Medina -I Got My Mind Made Up (Cole’s Remake)
A2- Eddie C – 4 Your Love
B1- Cole Medina – Backstrokin’
B2- SMQ – Ghost Song (Eddie C Remix)



Check it at Juno

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Warmer Than Canada

















New DJ Mix and Interview at Warm HQ!

Soundcloud DL link here




Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Praise the Roof!

















It was my great pleasure to put a selection of deeper techno together for the great people at ROOF.FM

Download and listen here or soundcloud

Tracklist:

01. Anton Zap - Captain Storm (Underground Quality)
02. Harvey presents Locussolus - Gunship (I Feel)
03. Mirko Loko - Love Harmonic (Carl Craig Remix) (Cadenza)
04. Reagenz - Keep Buildin' (Workshop)
05. Stephan Laubner - Silent State (Smallville)
06. Reagenz - Dinner With Q (Workshop)
07. Theo Parrish - Synthetic Flemm (Sound Signature)
08. Omar S - Oasis Detroit #1 (FXHE)
09. Paperclip People - Clear and Present (Planet E)
10. Linkwood - System (Prime Numbers)
12. Rhythm & Sound - Outward (Rhythm & Sound)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wax Blend for the Melbourne Deepcast
























A bit of nepotism in the mix for some folks down under!

Melbourne Deepcast

tracklisting:

01. Koosh - Be Thankful for the Mann (7 Inches of Love)
02. Eddie C - Winelite (7 Inches of Love)
03. Eddie C - My Woman (Wolf Music)
04. Duff Disco - Return of the Duff (Duff Disco)
05. Social Disco Club - Give Me the Sunshine (Disco Deviance)
06. Beatdown Machine - Grooove is on my Mind (Sleazy Beats)
07. Nicolas - Depth of My Soul (Small World Disco)
08. Eddie C - The Show is Over (Endless Flight)
09. Riccio - A - (Super Value Special Edits)
10. Eddie C - Let Your Mind Be Free (Jiscomusic)
11. Cottam - 2B (Cottam)
12. The Revenge - Forever in Their Debt (Pitched Down Mix) (Hometaping)
13. 6th Borough Project - Status Quo (Instruments of Rapture)
14. Prince - Forever in My Life (Moonstew)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

SLEAZOTICA
























Out Now! On Kolour Limited Records from Detroit!

Here's a review from my distinguished colleagues at SBR...

Eddie C, The Canadian crownprince of beatdown disco, strikes again with a magnificent EP on a new offshoot of the most classy Kolour imprint (which has been our favorite American deephouse label for years now). The Kolour crew snapped up three of Eddie´s tracks for a special Kolour Limited 12" (pretty blue vinyl!), and boy what a treat this record is. Sleazotica on the A side is a lush, pitched down moody 9-minute glorious journey(BPM well under 90). On the flip we get ´A Simple Song´, a midtempo chugger wrapped around a vocal loop trying to convince us it´s just a simple song. Yeah right, simple as in ridiculously groovy. My pick of the bunch is the third track on the EP though, ´Rising´, which is a sublime rework of Keni Burke´s Rising to the Top. Eddie has sprinkled his magic dust all over this one and showcases exactly why he´s the hottest name in beatdown disco land.

DJHISTORY review (#2 on New Vinyl chart - May 2010)

Eddie C makes lovely, deep, rolling, disco and house nuggets. He also lives the life of riley in a Canadian ski resort. Here are another three gems thrown together during apre-ski.

Piccadilly Review:

Three track disco edits EP from Canadian producer Eddie C, who has been getting plenty of attention with his releases on Sleazy Beats and Flashback. Title track "Sleazotica" is a slo-mo beatdown jazz-funk groover that sounds like it could have been lifted from a 1970s 'adult' flick. Ooher! Next "A Simple Song" ups the BPMs with a wicked looped-up vocal and house tempo rhythm - blimey, it's the return of the musch-loved filter disco-house sound! The real biggie is on the flipside though, as Eddie nabs the bassline from Keni Burke's classic "Rising To The Top" and does a Revenge-style looped-up disco number (but a tad faster). Put it on yer list!

Phonica
Piccadilly

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Gran Mostacho Interview + Mix

















Had a nice interview + mix request from these great people over in Barcelona.