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The magic of Chris Malinchak’s “So Good To Me”

Last night, I’m at the Disco 3000 party at Ben’s Tune-Up in Asheville. I discovered this party online. When I moved to Asheville on January 28th of this year, I immediately started looking for the house music spots. At first, I didn’t find much. But after digging a bit deeper, I stumbled upon Nighttimeswerve aka Adam Thome who is a member of the Earthtone Sound System crew with Josh Hughey. They’ve created for themselves quite a following as Earthtone Sound System, which was born in Atlanta, but has since relocated to Asheville. Along with DJ Trevor Baker, they created the Disco 3000 party, which currently occupies the outdoor space at Ben’s Tune-Up, a local Asheville restaurant/bar, weather permitting. On cold or rainy nights, they bring it indoors.

ETSS and Trevor are focused on playing a blend of indie dance, nu disco, breaks, house and tech house. It’s really about whatever is funky and gets the crowd going. They vibe off each other and switch off, preferring blending with Serato then using Traktor with the dreaded sync button (which I actually do rely on – I have no shame!). They surely had a dance floor moving last night. Now, I’m a sucker for these emo style house and tech house songs that feature singer/songwriters, rock vocalists or unexpected soul samples. So, to close out the night, Trevor ran this amazing song “So Good To Me” by New Jersey’s Chris Malinchak, which samples “If This World Were Mine” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song went to number 2 in the U.K.

I was in the middle of a conversation with Adam when Trevor dropped eased out of the current track and brought this one in. I immediately cut-off Adam (sorry, dude!) and said, “what the f*** is this?” It was beautiful, but then again, anything that brings a deep house sound together with the legendary vocals of Marvin Gaye and Temmi Terrell should stop a conversation dead in its tracks. And, that’s what it did. So, without further adieu, here is the SoundCloud and official YouTube video below for your listening enjoyment.

If you’re looking for a hot remix, check out MK’s reworking of this instant classic. I love both versions. Depending on the vibe of the party, you can rock either one and get a groove going.

 

Frankie Knuckles Tribute at Scandals Nightclub Asheville NC – April 24

On April 24th, I’ll be DJing a Frankie Knuckles Tribute Party, which coincides with both MOOGFEST and Dining Out For Life here in Asheville, NC. The FK Tribute will be in Scandals Nightclub (11 Grove Street) from 11 pm to 3 am during the Dining Out For Life After Party. The party is FREE, so come on out and celebrate the life and legacy of Frankie Knuckles, while also contributing to a good cause – the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP).

Let us know you’re coming to support here.

Frankie Knuckles Tribute Party Asheville April 24 2014

Ovum Records celebrates 15 years with WMC party at the Shelborne Hotel

Ovum Records celebrates 15-years with their 14th-annual Ovum Party on Wednesday, March 24th. The festivities take place at Shine nightclub in the Shelborne Beach Resort Hotel from 10 pm to 5 am. In the main room, Josh Wink vs. Steve Bug, Nic Fanciulli vs. Joris Voorn, David Squillace vs D'Julz and Luis Bacchetti. DJ Sneak, Doc Martin and Manik are in the lounge.

Check out tracks from Josh's latest album, When A Banana Was A Banana, plus links to Ovum and Josh Wink social sites, and his Resident Advisor Podcast.

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A starry night for One Night in St Tropez in New York City

Kenny Summit spins the One Night in St. Tropez tour at the Empire Hotel rooftop. Celebrities in attendance were Jessica Alba, Dane Cook, Janeane Garofalo, Mike Epps, Karl Lagerfeld. Listen to Kenny's latest mix.

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DubSpot Summer 2009 Class Registration – Last Call

If you don't know Dubspot, the music production and DJ school has quickly entrenched itself as the defacto spot to learn the tools, tips and techniques for the DJ trade. Whether it's making music with Ableton Live, scratch classes using Serato, or DJing with the Pioneer DVJ mixing console using DVD's, the school has a class for you.

Dubspot's 2009 Summer registration is under way and you'll need to jump on it quick, because I hear that classes are filling up. According to a recent NYTimes article about DJing in the dowturn, Dubspot enrollment has doubled to 300 since last year. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, it's always good to use the time to pick up a new skill. While some are transitioning to nursing and health care or other sectors, you might be thinking about leaving the corporate carer behind to do something infinitely more creative than crunching spreadsheets and building Power Point presentations.

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