Remember five years ago when Snoop Dogg dropped the ’80s-tinged classic “Sexual Seduction,” and Dam-Funk was all like, “What am I doing on MTV? Oh wait…” Turns out the love of keytars wasn’t just a passing phase for gangster rap’s friendliest pup. Amongst the many DJ mixes recently posted on Snoop’s Soundcloud page, Magnetic Magazine spotted this selection of excellent nu-disco and deep house tunes (called Euro Tekno by DJ Snoopadelic) by Tensnake, Prins Thomas, Lisa Shaw, Genius of Time and a lot more. The beatmatching is a little rough, which just leads us to believe that the hour-long set was mixd by Snoop himself, presumably whil wrapped in a haze of blunt smoke.
The word legend gets tossed around too easily in the world of dance music. But when it comes to DJ Harvey, the term fits. Starting his DJing career in the early late-80s by bringing the disco-tinged sound of NYC house (or “garage” if you prefer) to London clubs, most notably the massive Ministry of Sound, Harvey is a true innovator of the genre.
20 years later and he has found himself at the forefront of yet another disco revival movement, this time while based in Los Angeles, where his Sarcastic Disco parties have become the stuff of local lore. A true DJ’s DJ, Harvey returned to the studio this year to record the album, Locussolus, released under the same name. URB caught up with Harvey while on his first global DJ tour following a decade in visa purgatory. …MORE
The Rapture have been pretty quiet the past few years, with the exception of a still awesome live show delivered this past summer in LA. But the group’s side label, Throne of Blood, has been quietly releasing dance floor brilliance all along. The latest is an EP from long-time NYC electro delegate Ulysses, who offers up all shades of acid on this EP with a title so obvious it’s amazong more folks haven’t used it.