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Summer Groove of the Evening/Sonny Fodera/Yasmeen/”Caught Up”

This past Friday night, those Philly Mixtape vibes were front-and-center for an always deep and delicious set provided by by deep house guru, DJ Sonny Fodera

And while it’s easy to spill iced summer music tea by the pool about how Mr. Fodera just keeps serving us with the deep heat–meaning and everything off of his latest red-hot offering, Frequently Flying, sometimes we just have to let the fucking music play. 

So, while you add every gummy groove from Mr. Fodera’s latest into your bikini-and-stilettos inspired playlists (go here), you must lose yourself in “Caught Up,” a divinely deep standout featuring sexy, stellar vocals from Mizz Yasmeen. In headphones fact, this track is so fucking hot, that the world renowned DJ opened his set with it this past weekend. 

All meaning…go. 

Cover photo courtesy of Beatport

 

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Groove of the Evening/Worthy/”Keep Me Up”

In spite of it all, let’s just crank up that fucking music that makes us go fucking crazy, though…in the most delightful way possible, of course. 

And if we’re really feeling spontaneous, let’s order a big ol’ pepperoni pizza to go along with those grooves, because that slice of life is just what Worthy is about to serve up during his impending Coda takeover this Friday night alongside his beat bud, Oliver Dollar. 

Before they show their love in the City of Brotherly Love, Mr. Worthy stopped by Philly Mixtape for a good old-fashioned dance music tea that’s all set for your Thursday pleasure, but in the meantime, take a moment to unwind and get to know his funkdafied flow that’s all up in his latest floor burner, “Keep Me Up.”

And as you get down, always keep in mind that as long as we’ve got music…we got this and so much more. 

Let’s ride. 

 

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Rewerk Wednesday/Laidback Luke

While finding the difference in werk between DJs can sometimes prove to be a most difficult task, it’s an easy one when it comes to the right stylings of overseas beat master, Laidback Luke.

That’s mostly because his collection of grooves are the ones that will always get us shakin’ and sweatin’ the most. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in Holland, the globally renowned DJ (real name-Luke van Scheppingen), immersed himself in those grooves at a young age, having grew up in a musical household where he learned guitar and played around with hip-hop and graffiti culture.

After a chance meeting at a high school party with Dutch DJ Dobre, Luke realized that he wanted to continue keeping the energy, ebb and flow of his dance music going strong for the kids. From that moment, he learned how to master a basic production setup, began making demos;wasting no time in sending one out to Dobre.

The DJ dove straight into what he heard and soon the groovy gentleman began laying down tracks for Loud Flava, Vol. 1, Luke’s first 12″ which was served out all the way back in ’95, with Vol 2. following up a few months later. Continuing on his righteous path, Luke truly turned headphones with his Act the Fool 12″ as his infectious blend of house and techno beats caught the attention of music press all over the dance music globe.

Sealing the deal in 1996 with a fiery remix of Green Velvet’s The Stalker (which was soon picked up by leading DJ Carl Cox), Laidback Luke was born and instantly became a household name on dance floors everywhere. Of course, to become that DJ in this business, you simply must take your craft on the road, and that’s just what he did through the end of the ’90s and into the new millennium and beyond, no doubt making every dance dude or diva he performed for and basically having them check themselves for their mother f#$kin’ dance music lives.

Although Laidback Luke has given us two albums (2002’s Electronic Satisfaction and 2015’s Focus) and served us with plenty of his own werk, it’s his remixes that have gained him the most heat and will absolutely continue to do so. Where do we truly begin? Swedish House Mafia, Jay Z, Daft Punk, Madonna, Robyn S., Deborah Cox (“Show Me Love” and “Leave the World Behind” allll day) David Guetta, Beyoncé, Xtina, Coldplay.

You get the idea. 

And that’s just a few on a list along with an explosive career that proves that Laidback Luke isn’t just a DJ…he’s the man.

Cover photo courtesy of Mmmmaven