Mar 30 / Vari

EDDIE C – THE DISCO FARMER

Canadian Edward Currelly aka Eddie C has been so kind to donate some of his precious time to do this interview for us. I got very inspired to interview Eddie as I met him a few weeks ago at club Jaeger in Oslo. The funny thing was as he just walked in the door, my friend Ø. Morken was playing one of his tracks… What a cool welcome! Eddie and his wife just happened to be in Oslo after gigging in Bergen. Derrick May and Diskjokke was playing that night so I guess he knew where to go for a drink.

We first heard of Eddies music in 2009 and we fell in love with his sound straight away. His music is simply beautiful and he is clearly musically gifted. Eddie has become a household name, and since 2009 released one good release after the other. And not to mention all of his remixes for names such as : Worst Friends, Duff Disco, Sean Brosnan & 9dw.

Eddie just doesn’t seem to disappoint. Saying this his newest album is out now. 11 tracks filled with deep disco grooves and soulful house, accompanied by beautiful vocal samples. We give it 10/10 with no hesitation. Its released as 12″ EP of which all three part make up the album “Parts Unknown”. The whole album can be purchased here. Part 1 you can get here & Part 2 here. Part 3 will be out on April 12th.

We have picked out some of our favorite Dj mixes from Eddie C, enjoy!

Eddie C – Technique 015
Eddie C – Keep It Deep Guest Mix
Eddie C – Cool In The Pool Mix

MINI INTERVIEW

Hey Eddie what are you doing right now?

Hi!  I just finished scooping the litter box. Brought in some wood. Made some coffee. Watching Fish TV… regular day to day stuff.

What five words best describes you?

What five words describe me?

What are your earliest musical memories as a child? (Any Musical family links?)

My grandmother was a violinist in a symphony orchestra. Other than that, my mom is Swedish and was heavily into ABBA for the first few years of my life. I can’t remember if I liked it much but we used to dance a lot in my house. It makes me feel weird every time I hear an ABBA tune though. Reminds me of the farm. I loved the turntable that was in our house. I wish I could remember the make. It was one where you could stack like 10 records on top of each other and it would play them in sequence. It had it’s own EQ and Volume control.

What’s the wildest moment you’ve experienced in your career so far?

Geez… where to begin… finding records and record stores in Toronto in the late 80s after hearing about them on the radio. Throwing a rave at my high school in ’93. Winning the battle for East Toronto Supremacy in ’98 with my best friend Dry. Getting booked to play a club in Kitchener we had to drive 250 km to get to, only to find it was under construction, so we kept driving to Detroit instead for a Richie Hawtin party.  Showing up to a regular gig here in Banff only to find out it was a stag party with strippers and still doing the party.  Bitchslapping a guy in the face for stealing a couple of my records he claimed he thought were ‘menus’ and then members of the Calgary Flames throwing him out of the club.  Paying a guy in beer for a full year to hang out in the booth with me to deal with girls requesting nonsense – it was his dream job!  Watching my friend DJ in a lounge where a fight broke out and turned into a complete brawl. One guy reached up to hold onto the DJ stand which was just a table up high on a stage.  The entire DJ stand came crashing down onto the dance floor everything smashing to pieces… amazing!  The day I had my first international gig outside of North America was the day that volcano in Iceland blew up… all my flights were cancelled.  My wife and I took trains for the entire tour for a month all over Europe and made it to every gig!  It was like “The Amazing Race”. I’m sure there are many more.  I really should start writing this stuff down.

What are you currently working on?

Relaxing.  A few remixes and some new material always on the go. Constant organizing and reorganizing of records.

How would you describe your sound?

How would you describe it?

Out of your body of work what is your favorite track and why?

I used to do a lot of “field recording” if that is a term? Whenever my wife and I would go traveling I would bring my recorder with me. I’ve made full length albums from the recordings of each trip. My favorites are from Belize, Turkey and Haiti. I love that sort of thing because it is so personal.  Kind of like when a smell reminds you of a certain thing or a certain time in your life.

What can you tell us about your studio setup? What made you choose the instruments/plugins/ hardware /software you have now?

Choose!? Whatever is lying around really… it’s all so outdated it’s embarrassing!  I don’t really know what a plug-in is.  Should I admit that?  I have a nice set of turntables and lots of nice records, lots of cheap percussion tools and a few analogue things kicking around. I have family in Haiti. I use a not-very-good program I got from a guy in Port-Au-Prince in ’02. He was using it to put Eminem vocals over Cutty Ranks beats or something.

Any dream (remixing) collaborations you’d like to take on?

Something super mainstream like Gaga or T-Pain. Then I could just buy a van and drive to Mexico. That’s completely sarcastic of course, sort of.

How do you see today’s music scene in Canada?

It’s excellent in very small pockets across the country. Honestly, probably close to the best but on such a small scale.

What’s been on repeat lately (what should we look out for)?

I’ve been watching a lot of Kids In The Hall lately. A Canadian sketch comedy troop from the early 90s.  I got a record in Bergen from Knut Skodvin which is crazy! I’m really enjoying all the International Feel releases. The Gatto Fritto album is sounding dope.  That new Soft Rocks album is great. Mark E’s new album sounds superb.
I have been listening to two radio shows regularly recently: Beats In Space from New York and African Rhythms Radio from Vancouver.

What new projects are in store for 2011?

My album should be out by the time this article is out. My friends and I here are working on a few offshoot labels that are picking up where 7 Inches of Love left off. It’s pretty exciting to make your own records. I have a number of other things to work on for various labels I’ve already recorded for… we’ll see what I can finish! Working on sorting out a brief tour of the US around the DEMF.

What sound or noise do you love?

Good ones or absolute silence. Smells are better, like campfire, fresh cut grass, coffee, diesel fumes in a hot crowded place, street food at night, new records, old records, record stores.

What is your worst addiction?

waking up early… not really an addiction I suppose. But I really should sleep more. It’s the farmer in me I suppose.

What’s at the top of your shit list?

As in shit I can’t stand? Probably sarcasm in music. I’m not interested in people having a good time because they think something sucks. It happens a lot around here.

Check out more of Eddie C on Juno, Facebook & Soundcloud

Mar 29 / Vari

U GOT US

Lee Foss is now officially on board the Shari & Vari music boat.
Once you get on you can never get off.
I would dare to call his sound Chicago style techno, funky as hell and it makes you wanna dance! Looking forward to getting to know Lee more as we go along. Cant take it all in at once. But lets start with a dj mix and a few of our favorite tracks.
Check out Lee´s bio on RA

Lee Foss - Jaunt Pod Cast 2010
Ali Love – Moscow Girl (Lee Foss rmx)
Lee Foss – You got me [Buy It!]

Mar 26 / Shari

TOGETHER WITH DJ WOODY

Today our friend the supremely talented Mr Patrick Wood aka DJ Woody has dropped in for a digital coffee, handed over a mixtape that he made especially for us aaaand to top it off, he even took the time to answer some Number 20 questions! YAY! So for all of you that are not familiar with DJ Woody well, not only is he a super cool guy, and an awesome DJ but he’s also a member of a seriously fucking cool band from Lower Manhattan that you 100% know and LOVE called The Phenomenal Handclap Band. We hope you enjoy this mixtape as much as we are, it’s been on repeat in both Paris & Oslo this fine Saturday. Thanks Pat, you’re a legend! :-)


!! DOWNLOAD TOGETHER MIXED BY DJ WOODY !!

The Revenge – Unfinished edits are out of my hands
Super Value #1 – Track 2
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #2
Unknown Artist – Framing Hot
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites – Be Africa (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
Social Disco Club – I’m good for you
Black Van – Yearning
OTB Party Breaks #2 – Miranda (Jacques Renault Edit)
The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’ (sure is pure 12” mix)
Bubble Club – Violet Morning Moon

MINI INTERVIEW

Who is DJ Woody? Don’t be shy now…

He’s a walking contradiction, partly true and partly fiction (bonus points if you can name that a songwriter)…!

What happened today? We want details!

Well, so far, coffee has been made. Oh, and now I’m drinking it… I also put on a record (John Fahey – Old Fashioned Love)

What’s on your iPhone? Like… What are you listening to at the moment? Can we have a pic that you took with you iPhone for this post?

Still digging on that Tame Impala record from last year. Also the newest mix by Lexx entitled ‘Pressure’, very nice as per usual. The Miss Cheesecake ‘Get off the floor’ EP which is dropping any moment now on Faze action Records (FAR) aaaand how about this pic…?? (see blog post pic above) plus super duper mega bonus points if you can name where this was taken!

What’s in store for you (personally) and the band in the next few months?

Personally, I will continue to adjust to my new neighborhood. As for the band, we will be releasing Phenomenal Handclap Band 2 (not the actual title) sometime in the coming months. There are no release details as of yet but let’s just say that we are all very excited.

What’s your favorite word?

Dennehy (don’t ask).

What sound or noise do you love?

My new speakers.

What advice should you have taken, but did not?

Um, stay in school? Or stay out of the music business. yeah, that was it.

What’s your vital daily ritual?

Making coffee and putting on a record.

What’s your worst addiction?

Coffee.

What’s your favorite website?

www.superbad.com

Mar 25 / Shari

SLEAZY MCQUEEN | SOCIAL DISCO CLUB REMIX

It’s Friday and we’re in the mood to be sleazy AGAIN!

Cole Medina / Sleazy McQueen – Annadue (Social Disco Club Remix) [Buy It!]

Mar 23 / Shari

CHRISTIAN SAYS TURN IT THE FUCK UP

We can’t remember how or when we found Mr Christian Hunt (UK) but man we’re happy we did! So in true Shari & Vari style we put a message in a bottle and got an exclusive guest mix for the 20 back!
Christian highly recommends turning it the fuck up, listening to it in its entirety and losing yourself for a wee while… Sounds pretty fucking good to us!

!! THE NUMBER 20 MIX !!

Vangelis – Love Theme From Bladerunner
Crystal Fighters – At Home (E Russell Mix)
Duffstep – Your Touch (Mark E Mix)  [Buy It!]
Bogdan Irkuk a.k.a Bulgari – Caprice
Hotbox – Marvin’s Gangster Groove [Buy It!]
Little Leaf No.2 – Arthur (Erobique Cut) [Buy It!]
Nicolas Jaar – Can’t See What Is Burning There
Duff Disco – Catch Me Out
Francis Inferno Orchestra – Rush Back
Double Hill – Everytime I Go
Autodeep & Romorri – Make You Mine
Greg Paulus – Nightime (Crazy P Mix)
Theophilus London vs. Soul Clap – Overseas (Soul Clap’s EFUNK Mix)
Michael J Collins – Schizotypal [Buy It!]
The Barking Dogs vs. Jessie Evans – Let Me On (Rune Lindbaek & Mental Overdrive Mix) [Buy It!]

Mar 22 / Shari

FRANCIS INFERNO ORCHESTRA

If you haven’t heard about Francis Inferno Orchestra today is your lucky day!
This Melbourne local has had a bunch of releases on labels such as Wolf Music, Dikso, Under The Shade and we can feel this is only the beginning for this extremely musical Australian. Have a listen! This is sooo up our alley…

Darkness Demo

Duffstep – Your Touch Remix (The Francis Inferno Orchestra)

Mar 21 / Shari

LOVE ME

Let’s start the week off with one of our fave edit’s from Berlin-based Korean Hun Choi aka Hunee. They say this guy is well on his way to become a genuine underground hero… We agree.

Curtis Mayfield – Love Me (Hunee Edit)

Mar 19 / Shari

NILE DELTA | MODULAR

Presenting Modular Agency’s newest member, the very talented Nile Delta. He’s Australian made, very original and he’s got a great ear! March is fun – we’ve heard a lot of killer mixtapes! Check out the full article here.

!! NILE DELTA – MARCH MIX !!

Spargo – A-Go-Go (Lovefingers Edit)
Chicken Lips – Steppin’
Serge Santiago – Gold Edits
Kink – Metropole
Das Moth – Moon (Jacques Renault Remix)
Maxxi Soundsystem – Criticize
Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Shina Williams and His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun
Til Von Sein – Sista O Dissey
Hercules And Love Affair – My House
Daniel Wang – Warped
Roxy Music – The Main Thing (Rub ‘n Tug Remix)
Nile Delta – Channel
Soft Rocks – Light Bulb
Duchess Says – Black Flag (Emperor Machine Remix)

Mar 18 / Shari

FRIDAY CRAZY P REMIX

Because we love having you here aaaand because it’s finally Friday, here’s a little something funky to get you in the mood. This just makes me wanna jump on a plane and see my girls!

Fred Everything with 20for7 feat. Vanessa Baker – Friday Crazy P Remix [Buy It!]

Mar 16 / Shari

DOUBLE DROP OUT

Look who jumped on board The Number 20 for a quick chat… Get Drop Out Orchestra on our yacht! School might not have been a priority but what a result! We’ve been following Drop Out Orchestra for quite awhile now and the talent that oozes out never ceases to amaze us. We are super happy to have had the opportunity to find out a little bit more, we hope you enjoy it too!

Craig David – Walking Away (Get Craig David off my yacht! Rework by Drop Out Orchestra)

MINI INTERVIEW

What’s the story behind your name?

There is no real story. I’m a dropout, I have my own orchestra.

How did you start getting into producing your own music?

I started making industrial stuff and synth pop in the 80s and have naturally progressed from there to here.

How would you describe your sound?

Dubby party music.

What are you currently working on?

Oh we’re always working on edits, remixes and originals. Right now we’re remixing Swedish pop band The Ark.

Name three of your favorite records old or new?

Bill Evans Trio – Waltz For Debby (album)
The Pale Fountains – Thank You (single)
Loose Joints – Tell You Today (maxi single)

What’s on your radar right now?

Tv series and whiskey.

What’s at the top of your shit list?

Dumb, formulaic big-room house music. That and nuclear power.

What turns you on?

A quiet lunch.

What advice should you have taken, but did not?

“Finish school.”

Any dream remixing collaborations you’d like to take on?

Oh… too many to mention. It would be real nice if some big shot pop star asked – and paid us to remix something for them.

How do you see today’s music scene in Sweden?

We were lucky last year, we got a couple of cool gigs in Sweden, we got to meet a crowd I didn’t think existed in this country.

What’s on repeat this week?

The Soul Clap essential mix.

Fave website?

SoundCloud. Gotta love it.

CHECK OUT MORE FROM DROP OUT ORCHESTRA:

Myspace

Facebook

Discogs

Mar 16 / Shari

DROP OUT ORCHESTRA | STOCKHOLM



‘Live Selection Volume 1′
is the start of a new series of releases on Drop Out Orchestra’s new label Drop Out Sounds which will feature re-edits of both well known and obscure tracks by artists from the Drop Out Orchestra’s mixes and live gigs. As usual they don’t disappoint, check it out!

Drop Out Cutz – Stockholm [Buy It!]

Mar 15 / Shari

WE DIG RUNE

Tuesday just got better! Look what we just stumbled across in the Shari & Vari archives… A wonderful mini-mix from a very talented Norwegian called Rune Lindbæk. If you haven’t heard this one before we recommend you download it now!! Everybody should hear this, it’s absolutely beautiful!

Rune Lindbæk Flytog Mix

 

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