Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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.
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
Some earlier works of mine available now on Sound of Speed Records from Japan.
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'.
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
Saturday, December 11, 2010
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
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!
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
Monday, November 8, 2010
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
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
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!
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
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
And here is what some of them say..
‘Deep grooves…very niiice.’
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!’
‘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)
Rub n Tug
‘Got to be Tell Me. Nice bit of Detroit disco.’
‘Lovely low slung action on the TW remix.’
‘Quality EP! Loving both versions of Tell Me. Will be playing!’
‘Organized is some funky shit!! Love the entire release. Tornado Wallace remix is ace too!’
‘Quality as usual!’
‘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.’
‘Nice n filthy stuff!!’
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.
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.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
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
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
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...
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!
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".
“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 ?
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
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
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
A bit of nepotism in the mix for some folks down under!
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)
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
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.
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!