Nuts in May

It’s Hotnuts time again and Will and Brad are djing this month.
I’m a bit sad, cause I’m going to miss this one as I took a night flight to London on Sunday. What was I thinking? Please don’t ask. So, while I’m chilling with the Queen, y’all are going to be at the Beaver to Queen up Queen West! Miss you.

Saturday, May 12 – 10 pm
Beaver, 1192 Queen St. West

Saturday update: Will sent me the animation this morning. Wow, now I’m even more smad I’m out of town.

Animation by Kick Aoki

Spring Outside My Window

New season – new charts.

Let me start with my favourite album for spring:
Kathy Diamond – Miss Diamond to You – Permanent Vacation
I first heard about Kathy Diamond through Rich. I thought: Finally, this is a Maurice Fulton production I can enjoy. Too bad that her myspace has one song only. You can preview all songs at juno. For more on Kathy, read this Village Voice review.

  1. Simbad – Supersonic Revelation (Marathon Men Remix) / Soul Fever (Karizma’s K2 Stomp Mix) – Raw Fusion Records (check their jukebox)
    Double A side 12 inch deep house. Can’t decide which one is better.
  2. Aaron-Carl – Sky (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Vocal Mix)Superb
    Over the last year there have been a couple of remixes of this song. The recently released Osunlade mix is by far the best and deepest.
  3. DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz feat. Ann Nesby – It’s So Easy (MuthaFunkaz 12″ Vocal) – Code Red Recordings
    The former lead vocalist of the Sounds of Blackness belts it out on this one. The ‘4 The Love Mix’ is kind of a new turn on ‘4 The Love of House’ with spoken lyrics by DJ Spen.
  4. Beck – Cellphone’s Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Rmx) – Interscope
    I’ve mumbled about this one before.
  5. Hercules and Love Affair – Athene – DFA
    Soon to be released hit on DFA.
  6. Justus Köhncke – Elan (Prins Thomas Versjon) – Kompakt
    Wonderful new version of the 2005 release featuring a live string section.
  7. Ruede Hagelstein – Yes, We’re Late – Freundinnen
    Includes the cut up Benjamin remix of Sweaty Balls.
  8. Jay-J feat. Charlene Moore – With Him (Ron Carroll’s BMC Black Gospel Feel Edit) – Defected
    Achtung: This is gospel house (who would have guessed).
  9. Hardsoul – My Life (Ron Carroll’s BMC 90’s Vocal Classical Mix) feat. Ron Carroll – Hardsoul
  10. Dajae & Bernard Badie – Tonight (Main Mix) – Tony Records
    The song is available for listening on Dajae’s myspace since last year, it got a short promotional release on traxsource earlier this year and I hope it’s available on vinyl soon.
  11. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Lil L.O.V.E. feat. Mariah Carey – Interscope
    While we wait for the new Mariah album we can enjoy this slow banger. I always love her collaborations with Bone Thugs, after Breakdown and the remix of Don’t Forget About Us, this is the third one.
  12. Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Dummies Remix) – Geffen
    When people ask me if I really like Nelly, I tell them: I’m not living in Toronto’s Portuguese neighborhood for nothing, right? The house-with-a-bit-of-electro mix is easy to find. Google it. Please.
  13. Junior Boys – In The Morning (Hot Chip Remix) – Domino
  14. DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clark – I Get Deep (Original Mix) – Deeptown Music

Last but not least, here are a few old school classics I recently bought at Easy Street Records:
Storm – Love…Sexy (Blaze Vocal)
Truce – It’s Alright (Cassmaster Mix & Cassio’s Fever Mix)

New Rave / New Sofa

I’m really sorry for the lack of updates this past week but I had to get settled at the new place and cram all my clothes into the tiny little closet. Anyhow, the boxes are unpacked, the new sofa was delivered.

To celebrate the UFOs landing, Mary Messhausen came over in the afternoon and we drowned a bottle of fruity red wine. Accccccciiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeed!

Pirates on the Sofa
Photo by Oliver