Fresh Meat Danceteria
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Fresh Meat Danceteria 51 - ASP DJ at Smart Bar September 6 2013 Part 1
December 11, 2013 03:11 PM PST
I played the first set at Smart Bar on 6 September of this year. Due to unforeseen developments, what was supposed to be a two hour set was extended to four hours. I recorded a little over three hours of the mix. Playing at Smart Bar is always a privilege and this night was no exception. Thanks to the club and all my friends (even the ones who's names I don’t know) that were on the dance floor that night. Here are the first 64 minutes. I will be airing two more parts from this set soon.
1. Slo Moshun - Got To Find - 6 x 6 Records
July 18, 2013 12:15 PM PDT
There is little we know about Tunisian artist Mahdi Machfar. He, as yet, has not released many tracks, appearing on small independent labels from the UK and his native Tunisia. We received his demo under the pseudonym Hausick a few months back and fell for the originals found on his "Gospel EP" released earlier this month on Fresh Meat. Mahdi writes no bullshit deep House. His three originals on "Gospel" are restrained and unpretentious. This music is meant to be mixed live, for selectors who specialize in long blends. His EP is about the girls and guys who remix live using turntables. The title track, Gospel, evokes Kung Fu movies and the "lonely traveller going from town to town…" A voice yells, "Learn how to spin!" A direct enough manifesto. Space Between Us and Empty Without You are both sparse and emotive tunes. They are the kind of tracks that pull dual duty - they pound in a sweltering club and sound smooth and light as air at home. To help promote Mahdi's talents and his new EP we asked him to put together a DJ mix for FMD and he has delivered a beautiful one hour long set filled with smoky raw house music.Fresh Meat Danceteria 49 - Fish Go Deep - Meat and Two Fish DJ Mix
May 06, 2013 06:30 PM PDT
Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson have been playing records in public since the late 1980s. Their residency at Ireland's longest running and best known house night, Sweat at Sir Henry's in Cork, spanned more than a decade and influenced a generation of Irish clubbers and DJs. Since finishing Sweat in 2001, Fish Go Deep's travels have taken them to clubs across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and throughout the US and Canada. During that time, they have been busy creating original House music in an emotive and signature style. Fish Go Deep releases have appeared on labels like Brique Rouge, Chez Music, Defected, NRK, Innervisions, Strictly Rhythm and Gourmet Recordings. Fish Go Deep released two EPs on Gourmet. As neither project is available any longer we thought this was the ideal time to put together our favorite tracks from those EPs. We reached out to Greg and Shane and successfully licensed four tracks from the Gourmet EPs for an outing on Fresh Meat. The newly remastered versions of "Music's Got Me", "Music's Dubbed Me", "Follow", and "2 Dings" have been compiled and released as the "Meat and Two Fish" EP. All four tracks are prime examples of Fish Go Deep's timeless production style. In contrast to so many overwrought and quickly outdated tracks, these have remained as alive and vital as the day they were penned. To celebrate this release we present a one hour long DJ mix by Shane and Greg where the gents go through a host of their favorite cuts from the near past. Enjoy.Fresh Meat Danceteria 48 - Brodanse Become Someone DJ Mix
February 22, 2013 09:50 AM PST
Brodanse is the musical partnership of brothers Austen and Scott Smart. This DJ mix is to celebrate their upcoming "Become Someone" EP forthcoming on Fresh Meat Records. Their first EP for Fresh Meat comes on the heels of their mood heavy "Fire Night" track which appeared on "When Bad People Cook Good Food Volume 3" out in January of this year. The two originals on "Become Someone" were deemed dance floor gold by FMR staff on first listen. The groove oriented soundscapes of "Become Someone" and "Around Us" sound modern yet informed by a house tapestry that runs decades deep. For two young gentlemen just getting started, Scott and Austen know their house music idioms. There is an assured cadence to the music of Brodanse, conveyed in part by a burly barrage of kicks, compressed snares and insistent basslines. Fresh Meat recruited a hard working young DJ in the Chicago scene, Max Jacobson, to remix "Become Someone" and after weeks of diligent work Max turned in what we feel is some of his best work. His thick, punchy version is built on a foundation of intricately swinging percussion, layered angular basslines, sprightly effects and swathes of subtle atmosphere. Enjoy this mix and look out for "Become Someone".Fresh Meat Danceteria 47 - Mark Almaria
November 30, 2012 02:51 PM PST
This episode of FMD presents the entirety of one our favorite house mix tapes. At some point in the mid 90s (maybe 1995) one of our closest friends Mark Almaria put this meticulous set of blends together. This mix is live, all vinyl and with no edits. Mark's method at the time was such that if he made the slightest mistake he would stop the recording and start again from the top. We're not sure how many takes this mix took or if it was captured in one shot but we do know it has only gotten better with age. In fact, currently trending deep house is trying like hell to capture the vibe of many of the songs on this tape. Savor the real thing right here. Temperatures rising!FM Danceteria 46 Savile Live at Smart Bar
August 16, 2012 07:03 PM PDT
Presented here is a live recording of Savile djing live at Chicago's Smart Bar on January 20, 2012. I was in the audience that night and just had to share the mix with the Danceteria. The floor vibe was deep and thick and the rich sounds coming out of the system had us in a trance dance. Savile is a Chicago dj and producer with sincerity and a deep devotion to house music. His productions are dense aural affairs, appearing on labels like, Southern Fried, Ninja Tune, and Wazi Wazi music. Look out for Savile's forthcoming release on Hypertone.
1. Mood 2 Swing - State Of Trance
August 01, 2012 09:37 PM PDT
Next up, a vinyl mix by Shred One recorded live at CHANGES on June 1, 2012. Since arriving from L.A., Shred has been playing her mix of funk, soul, and boogie all over Chicago; from her residency at the Whistler to fine parties like ours. She part of the highly respected Sweater Funk Crew and is one of our favorite DJs.
CHANGES is held the first Friday of each month at Beauty Bar in Chicago. www.changesparty.blogspot.comFresh Meat Danceteria 44 Climate - Giovanni Damico
July 20, 2012 11:10 AM PDT
Episode 44 of Fresh Meat Danceteria features an earthy deep house mix by Italian musician Giovanni Damico. Giovanni is in love with music. His raw sound is a combination of influences accumulated during his 24 year existence. A child raised on a steady diet of art, Giovanni started DJing very early on, almost immediately with a desire to create his own compositions. At the age of 15 he wrote his first track and has since continually written and produced new music. His DJ career has steadily grown in parallel to his production prowess. Giovanni has released music on Fresh Meat Records, on his own White Rabbit Recordings, on Movida Recordings from Frankfurt and a few other quality imprints, receiving critical acclaim and support from a wide array of international DJs.
For his FM Danceteria debut Giovanni has blended together a set of melodically rich, immersive sounds that tug at the heart, mind and ass in equal parts. Get dancing!
March 30, 2012 07:39 PM PDT
This episode of Loves is a mix by Specter live from the inaugural “Changes” party in Chicago on March 2, 2012. Changes is a new monthly dance music event created and hosted by Samone Roberts of Loves Records. The party is about dance music of the past and present with a focus on the art of mixing, Chicago’s unique heritage of eclectic DJ programming and uniting the many amazing artists spread throughout Chicago’s diasporic dance music scene. Specter is a Chicagoan known for his deeply-rooted vinyl sets and earthy machine music. He has released music on labels such as Tetrode (which he runs with Damon Lamar) and Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature. Specter’s talent for merging the old and new while playing across styles is just our thing! We hope that you enjoy this set as much as we did the first time around.
The next Changes party is Friday, April 6th at Beauty Bar Chicago.
January 08, 2012 03:54 PM PST
Sassmouth is a good friend of ours and a phenomenal DJ. We asked her many moons ago for a mix for Fresh Meat Danceteria and she has delivered a beautiful exclusive for our podcast. Her set here is representative of how she plays live, moving effortlessly through time, genre and temperament. This is a talent we feel you should know more about so we’ve quoted a line here from her biography that exemplifies her approach and perspective, ”...using her musical training and diverse experience performing live as both a member of string quartets and punk bands, she has aggressively attacked the techno question throughout the first decade of the millennium. Sam’s DJ sets reflect her love of dialectics - a tribute to her early explorations into musical yin and yang. Stripped down sounds mutate into jacking funky house, punchy techno, and beautiful sub bass lines and melodies.” Amen!
Fresh Meat Danceteria is an episodic podcast put together by Fresh Meat Records from Chicago. Nathan Drew Larsen, Mazi and friends put together sets of music from the label and like minded musicians.
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