Monthly Archives: April 2012
Great edit by OC hoodlum and friend Rez! I met Rez one fateful night while spinning some records at good ol’ Avalon Bar. He walked in, went straight to the DJ booth and introduced himself. Now I get cool edits in my inbox and have a top notch dood to drink a beer with at Avalon Bar, lucky me! Rez has an ear for the good feeling tunes, and a knack for making to-the-point, no nonsense edits. Rez tells me he chose Snob’s “Message From the Stars” because he felt there was plenty of charm to it, and it’s obscure enough to warrant a re-rub. Sorry, no DL on this one. Rez wants to keep it under wraps. I will be playing it out from time to time though.
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1. A Guy Called Gerald – Emotions Electric (Strange Fruit)
2. Mr Fingers – What About This Love (ffrr)
3. The Night Writers – Let The Music Use You ((Dancia Records)
4. The Underground Solution – Love Dancing (Strictly Rhythm)
5. Frankie Knuckles / Satoshi Tomie – Tears (Essential)
6. Neil Howard – To Be Or Not To Be
7. Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (Deconstruction)
8. Forgemasters – Track With No Name (Warp)
9. The Beat Club – Security (Atlantic)
10. Inner City – Pennies From Heaven (Virgin)
11. Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is (Atlantic)
A lot has been said about Acid House. For those of us too young to have been there it remains in our psyche as a fabled era. Many claims have been made that all that is outstanding in today’s dance music culture was created back then, in the short time period of roughly only 4 years. Habituate OC has a primary source from an Englishman who now resides in Huntington Beach, CA. Martin Worster a.k.a. Han the DJ, puts together a fresh mix of the records he collected from ’89 to ’92 and lets us know about how he viewed the days of ACID HOUSE.
Jay Shepheard is at it again, more heat following his RA podcast. This time around he does an entirely live set, including a lot of unreleased material that will be coming out in the near future and exclusive material that Jay is keeping under wraps. Watch out for Jay, his creative energy is at a high point right now and he will be touring Europe and the US in the coming months. Rumor of SF & LA visits are circulating! Keep track of his confirmed dates here.
Also look out for some big releases on his label Retrofit, with productions by Catz N Dogz, Iron Curtis, Martin Dawson, Matthew Burton & Kate Rathod, Manolo and possibly Session Victim.
Habituate OC keeps on the lookout for close to home happenings and have come across the Love528 crew in Long Beach. They engineer warm, low-key events with quality DJs and a proper atmosphere. If you are a Long Beach resident you know full well that the average nightlife experience consists of bar hopping on 4th St. or 2nd St., typical downtown clubs, the highly commercialized Pike, and your random dive bars. All of which close at 2am and truly do not accommodate the inspired late night party goer. Love528 is currently the only event where late night extended DJ sets happen, the night carries on until 5 in the morning.
Melissa Cotugno, originally from the East Coast, is re-emerging in the house music scene and is the creator of the Long Beach event. When asked about her inspiration she says,
“I was inspired to create this event with the desire to invite music lovers to experience quality sound and top-notch DJs in an intimate setting.”
Within the Southern California area, house music is very much a family affair. Melissa talks about how she came across one such affair and the impact it had on creating Love528,
“My inspiration was spawned by a private party in LA called Voodoo hosted by Eduardo Castillo. This party has all the elements! Voodoo is all heart and you really experience that there.”
Melissa has future plans that include bringing in more local talent and more unknown talent from abroad, she has a simple outlook for the success of the events,
“It’s for the love of music and friendship, no politics and no agendas! I believe wholeheartedly that when one decides to show up with an amazing spirit that it becomes co-creation!”
Love528 kicked things off with Doc Martin, and on Saturday April, 14th are flying Jay Tripwire out to headline alongside LA’s Ben Annand, Sergio V and Melissa herself.
For more info on the event visit Miso Productions.
618 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
FRee if HABITUATE OC is mentioned at the door.
I will be laying down my dose of distinguishable dance music in the historic Exchange LA venue from 12:30 to 2:00am in the DISCO room. This gig is a bit last minute and the rest of the DJs are unknown to me, so at risk of bringing people out to a club where the rest of the music is questionably indistinguishable, just make sure to come by for the HABITUATE DJ SET.
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Don’t be fooled, the album artwork might make you think of south central LA in the hood, but this is pure unadulterated 90′s house. The Bicep boys are truly one of a kind and their ability to bring heat in such a wide array of dance music is something I look up to. This release is the first on the Love Fever label which is named after a London party. So you can rest assured the releases will have been thoroughly tested on the dance floor.
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