Discogs is excited to once again partner with Mobile Mondays! to present a special edition of NYC’s premier all-45s weekly DJ showcase! The May 15th, 2017 event downstairs at The Bowery Electric will feature cosmic Disco ensemble Midnight Magic performing live and exclusive DJ sets from Soul Clap!
Boston-bred, NYC residing duo Soul Clap came of age with a mission to understand this history of dance music, and to recognize that “House wears many hats.” Weaving a tapestry of sound that draws influence from Hip-Hop, Funk & Soul, and Disco, Soul Clap creates a truly unique House style all of their own. With over a decade of releases under their belts, including 30-plus 12″s and EPs, two albums, over a dozen official mixes, and over a hundred remixes and edits, Soul Clap has carved out a reputation for releasing quantity and quality at the same time. Always pushing new boundaries, always traveling through time and space, The Clap is on a mission to change the world one dance floor at a time. Their latest project is the 93rd installment of the esteemed Fabric mix series, entitled, naturally, Fabric 93.
In anticipation of the May 15 special edition of Mobile Mondays!, Soul Clap hit us with a list of their Top 10 House 45s!
A gorgeous cover of the Joe Smooth classic.
I just got this one on 4/20 at OYE Records in Berlin. OYE always has great limited House/Techno/Electronic/weirdo 45s that are only available there. This one is printed on green vinyl with a potato print hand stamp and the classic “It’s 4:20 somewhere” sample over a Moodymann style beat. Special!
Another early addition to the collection, we picked this up at WMC 2003 when MAW was giving it out for promo. It has some serious MAW favorites in there like Mafikizolo “Morena” and Stacey Kidd “Where Did It Go.” At the time it was just a novelty, but these days it’s finally getting some good use.
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Mobile Mondays! is NYC’s premier 45s vinyl night, founded in 2011 by Operator Emz, honoring the 45 RPM record. Its mission is to save the music, preserve DJ culture and bring back the vibe and soul of NYC.
The DJs (Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Misbehaviour, Money Mike, and Just Blaze) are real curators on the turntables who fold the crowd into their vision of the party. Every week, you will hear the rarest of grooves followed by classic dance floor burners. The DJs are the artistic directors of the party, each with a treasure trove of singles that have special significance to their musical journey. MM! takes listeners back to an era when DJs dug a little deeper and brings NYC’s vinyl rats and music lovers together to celebrate everything from Funk & Soul, Disco, House, Punk Rock, New Wave, Pop, Salsa, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues and anything else classic and danceable on 45s and vinyl records. Mobile Mondays! takes place every Monday night at The Bowery Electric.