Finn Johannsen is back on Trush for his yearly dub,
reggae, dancehall and Jamaican musical exursion! Better than good as
always. Over five hours to enjoy from beginning till the end!
Music from the top as always!
Telephones is back for his third mix at Trushmix. And we are happy for that!
A mix in the world of house in the style of the Telephone man. A listening pleasure and a groovy affair. With several tracks from the man himself, from his two last releases on the brand new label European Carryall.
Telephones now in the making and soon to release the third record on his label! Busy these days revitalising his old productions with a new and up to date sound and adding the extra good vibe and twist. Exciting and productive times.
Trushmix 139 presents Italian to New York eccentric Madteo. A man who needs no further introduction. Known for his unique take on production and sound. non conformist, curious and always on the look out for one dollar bin records, in the various markets and second hand stores in the streets of Queens, NY.
Madteo has become a master digger for very cheap but exciting records.
And this time he provides an all in jazz mix.
Trushmix 138 with Porn Sword Tobacco in the mix! A one hour special music quality trip by the Swedish producer, hardware studio man, record collector and selector. A maximum vibe mix, genre blending experience. Dub, roots, old-school dance hall, funk, oriental sounds, disco, jungle and more. Never predictable, always exciting and quality from beginning till the end.
For Trushmix 137 we welcome Paula Tape! Chilean now Milano based artist and DJ has made an one hour and two minute slo-mo, eighties, chugging to the left keep the energy high and dance to the house mix, for this edition of trush! This makes it a perfect mix to play every day a week, especially before the house party starts, and also good for a groove now that the spring kicks in on this side of the planet.
Music from the top as always! Check it out for real!
* PROMO ALERT*
May the 3rd 2019!
Paula Tape alongside Kennedy and Fett B will play the one and same party at Claire in Amsterdam. Be sure to get your tickets now, so you don't miss out, or else you'll start to cry!
Trushmix 136 in the house! Amsterdam's own Kennedy dishes up a nice one hour down to the chill-organic percussive to house mix. A great way to start this week. No blue Monday just house Monday! It will make you feel good and give energy!
Kennedy has his regular show at Red light Radio in Amsterdam, plays wax at Redlight Light Records check that out, and a full time member of the Music for Memory crew, also he is producing music, that will be out on wax and DJ'ing regular around the clubs and pubs!
Trushmix 135 with special guest Amichay. Tel Aviv's own
in the mix for two hours! Mr Amichay, behind the label Bauhaus, and just
ended his ten year long residency at the Bloc. Now operating around
different venues, and in the mix like a proper resident DJ in the house!
I had the pleasure to play after him and meet him in Tbilisi, then
he offered a pure down to earth perfectly live mixed house set.
Trush, he delivers a real proper balearic set, early nineties grooves,
street soul, hip hop infused tunes, and some dash of house, plus more. Easy going, laid back, and groovy.
Thanks for another great mix on Trush!
Music from the top as always!
Trushmix 134 with Rebound Lounge boy Double Dancer!
Happy to have him here for his first ever Trushmix entry. It comes in shape of a live recording from the excellent Tuff Disco party at Noon in Osaka 13th October 2018. This was the last stop of the Underground tour in Japan together with SJ Tequilla and DJ Fett Burger.
A fast full on party mix so hold on to your hat. Good vibes all the way and party lasted all night and more. Go fast or go home! Or as they say in Japan! Psychooooooooooo!
Party music form the top! Enjoy!
This Thursday Moist Liquid Sunrise with DJ Fett Burger and Double Dancer
at Paloma in Belin. In residence all night long with the best music possible!
Be sure not to miss out.
Moist Liquid Sunrise
With DJ Fett Burger and Double Dancer
Thursday 28th of February 2019
Trushmix 133 with no other than original underground mastermind DJ Candle In The Wind, from Helsinki Finland! We are very happy to have him in the mix! As always truly original style with more personality then any others out there. Mr Candle or as he is better known as Vilunki 3000, has been heavy involved in and in the forefront of almost everything in Helsinki's underground scene the last 20 years. Multiple bands, Radio shows at Radio Helsinki, and not to forget an endless amount of design work, posters, flyers, record sleeves magazines, T-shirts etc. Voted as designer of the year in Finland in 2017. And with out doubt one of the worlds absolute best and most original visual designers ever! With his truly unique style, drawings and humor, a lot based in local community and the Finish language. An uttermost inspirational artist in every way. 1000% and more.
In the mix, a live recording from Tanner Bar in Helsinki, half of the mix made without proper working headphones. Sliding through genres and styles, a lot of Finish music, and obscure tunes. A special listening experience for sure.
1000% and more! Roll it! From the top of the pops!
Trushmix 132. With Vakho!
The man know for operating
the Tbilisi based multi operation, label and record-store Vodkast.
Spreading the good vibes and connecting Tbilisi's underground music scene
with the rest of the world.
He made a great selected mix for us here
at Trush. Starting off easygoing and transfers into deep organic,
esoteric wave based modern to old disco in house. With a slow chug
vibration in the mix.
An absolute listening experience for a great start to an amazing night.
Check it out folks!
Saturday 2nd of February.
Vodkast Records party in Tbilisi.
Vakho, Zurkin and DJ Fett Burger in the mix
At Bassiani, Horoom
For Trushmix 131 we
have a special interesting mix by Italian DJ, former record store owner and
deep music digger Giovanni Turiaco from Padova. And exciting musical peek into
old-school Italian club culture, during the mid eighties till early nineties, when
Italy had a strong, influential and also a very interesting period of
electronic music and strong club scene, with the super clubs providing a room
for an experimental approach, but yet danceable party culture for the bigger
masses. Before it all went away. Giovanni Turiaco was part of this and playing
alongside the big ones from that era. But he never went along the later
commercial club scene, he kept it underground and his passion for good music,
deep digging and vinyl never faded away.
A long but interesting
introduction by New York residing Italian Madteo. A great and informative
read!Thanks to Madteo for providing this mix and also writing a letter for
Pure Enjoyable mix!
*Sound quality is
unfortunately not perfect. But hope you still enjoy this mix!*
A LETTER FROM MADTEO.
I stopped buying vinyl
soon after CD's became The Thing in the mid to late 80's and since moving to the
USA in the early 90's it took me until the end of that decade to start digging
for records on vinyl again. In many ways my approach to digging and love for
certain eras of records is rooted in that fact that I did not buy any records
from the late 80’s to late 90’s. A ten year hole which correspond to the most
important decade for the development of electronic dance music. I love finding
old disco, house, techno or even pop records I danced to so much from that
magic era in the Veneto and Emila-Romagna regions after-hours but also songs I
heard from the radio while staying at my grandfather’s house while my aunts did
house chores. That mission to find those same tracks, whether pop or
underground hits-not-really-hits comes likely from an unconscious innate desire
to melancholically tracing and reliving my own childhood and teenage years by
getting my hands to these recordings which soundtracked so many days, nights
and 48hrs straight of provincial weekend hedonism. It also helped me realise
that many of the records I danced to in the clubs from 90 to 93 were not all
from the US, England or other foreign places as I assumed but were actually Made
in Italy. In the past few years I was able to experience a live set by
Giovanni Turiaco with his 8 to 10 crates where I could see him disappearing
into his records crates to pick his next cut with which to create a flawless
blend every couple of minutes. What I find invigorating about DJ’s’ like him is
that their knowledge of music is so much wider than the typical holds on
records histories dance DJ’s have of funk, disco, then electro, hip hop, house,
techno etc.I can't count how many times
I'll be putting a house or techno record on his deck and all it took would be
one maximum two bars for him to spot the sample used to build that track with.
Safe to say most of them I would not know. My only excuse for not knowing them,
even after three decades plus of buying music, is that at least I didn't grow
up in a record store and neither my dad nor grandpa were avid record buyers,
let alone merchants.
Giovanni Turiaco is a
third generation music merchant from Padova, Veneto where both his father and
grandfather owned record shops, first his grandpa in 1957 opened the shop “I
Boss del Disco” then his father his “Dischi Arcella” 1962, around Giovanni’s
birth.The shop closed the day before
Christmas of 2012 and Giovanni practically grew up in, working in the shop
along his father, literally all his life till his passing weeks before the
shop’s closing. His dad was also a local Radio DJ and a photographer who did
passport and ID photos in the shop. Although dance music was the specialty,
they sold a wide range of sounds. Including popular music, CD comps etc.
I re-discovered the
shop 10 years ago and visited him regularly, eagerly and happily every time I
was in Padova visiting family. I visited the shop for the last 4-5 years of its
life. But I’ve been visiting as often and as eagerly his attic of his home
where he lets me listen to and buy some of the old stock filling a 5m high wall
to wall library of records.
What I love about it is
that its an hodgepodge of many different genres and eras, and they got shuffled
heavily so every stack he hands me can have huge varieties, altho mainly within
the ‘dance floor’ range.
It often happen that
while there I see a record sitting close by the deck that looks ‘rich’, very
curious, so I would put it on, be blown away since it more often than not
consists of records I wouldn't easily categorise, even today where we have
books with titles like : “Appetite for Definition : The A to Z Guide to Rock
Genres” Or maybe shoulda been “Sub-Genres”. But back to the obscure records I
sometimes pick from the“wrong pile” and
put on the deck : they’re Giovanni’s ‘personals’, stuff that can be rare but
whatever they are they are connected by a thread, and defining that thread can
be as elusive as said records sound stronger, deeper, trippier, and slower than
the gamut of dance music genres and sub-genres. In such an event he would
usually runs to tell me : “ No not that one that’s mine !”So I put it back in that ‘wrong’ pile , his
pile, the secret-not-so-secret pile that he’s not gonna sell, ever!
In the history of that
niche DJ specialist music digging sub-culture, and short lived “scene” known
variably as Afro-Funky but more widely known as Cosmic, there are a few names who
always get mentioned by the connoisseur and casual fans alike Daniele Baldelli
and Beppe Loda, the only two DJ’s of that era who have enjoyed a decades
delayed profile boost in the international DJ circuit. Others like Claudio
Moz-Art Rispoli have had a prolific career as producers of classic Italian
House and sundry other projects thru the decades, some quite successful.
Turiaco’s has worked in the studio with a few regular collaborators but is
mostly known as a local DJ and passionate records archivist who started age 13
in 1975 playing proto-disco funk cuts from the likes of Jimmy Castor, Bohannon
etc..By 1979, when most DJs played
upbeat disco, Turiaco, like Moz-Art, Baldelli, TBC, Ebreo etc. played from a much
larger and more adventurous pool of sounds. He was a resident at historic
Padova discotheque, local Afro Club and former cinema the Boomerang Club from
1979 to 87. After a few years playing at a different venue by the early 90s he
was diving deep into Brasilian sounds, took record digging trip to Brazil for
many years billing himself as Joao Bahia but his input and often uncredited
‘assists’ given by his vast knowledge of anything funky made it so that his and
his father’s shop “Dischi Arcella” was one of those go-to places for local and
out of town Dj’s passing thru.
After over a decade of
playing Brasilian sounds, from the jazz fusion of Azymouth to MPB, Bahia’s
Tropicalia, Forro', Axe etc.. in the late 2000s early 2010s he decided to bring
back the original Afro-Funky sound from his days as resident at Boomerang
Club.. As far as I know, he is the only DJ from that era and that style who’s
been doing 100% vinyl sets. And given that LP cuts are the bulk of his sets
he’s used to bring an average of 8 to 10 full crates of records for 3 hour sets
when he does his Afro G.T. Tours.
As a creative
collaborator he’s worked in the studio of producers known as the Smania
Brothers and another Padova radio DJ and producers called Christian Hornbostel.
Not the type of artist to aim fame and fortune, Giovanni, while behind the
counter at his shop with his dad, has given ideas for productions to a number
of DJ’s and producers who only acknowledged his input by hints in naming their
projects, like Don Pablo’s Animals or J.T. & the Big Family. Don Pablo was
Giovanni’s dad’s nickname, J.T. stood for Joao Turiaco and The Big family meant
their Dischi Arcella shop family enterprise. Frustratingly his name does not
appear on those records credits but with the Smania Brothers around 2000 he
produced an upbeat Brasilia-infused Latin house record with live guitar titled
“Voices of Los Angeles” under the alias JOSMA (As in Joao + Smania). The Afro
Cosmic era and its deep digging torchbearers have been written about by
specialist publications like Brooklyn based Wax Poetics which did a long
feature on it back in ’05 in their issue #12 although as usual it focused on
the story of Daniele Baldelli, the Baia degli Angeli club in the Romagna
Riviera and then Baldelli’s residency at a new venue on the shores of Lake
Garda called Cosmic Club.
If you want to get in touch with him here’s
his email : joao.bahia(a)tiscali.net