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Rewerk Wednesday/Chromeo

So, who’s ready to party like Canadian based beat masters Chromeo are coming to take the NOTO stage by storm to help the Philly hot-spot kick off its two year anniversary bash? 

Oh, wait, they are, and that big celebratory par-tay is happening this Friday night, Katy, so now is absolutely the time to get rewerked and ready for those one-of-a-kind Chromeo beats and funkdafied-on-the-floor feelings. 

First, play this….and yes, Solange, yes. 

Widely known across the global dance floors for their killer hooks, vintage drum machines and disco flavored rhythms, Montreal based music pairing Chromeo–David “Dave One” Macklovitch &Patrick “Pee Thug” Gemayel–has crafted a sound that not only is blissfully reminiscent looked to the deepest waves of ’80s funk and R&B, but it’s a sound that just cannot be duplicated….because these fine-tuned gentlemen have werked it out to call their very own.

You got down with that Ms. Solange fire from above….yeah, it’s like that all of the time when it comes to these groovy guys. 

This is clearly evident in their bass line happy debut 2003 EP, Destination Overdrive, which would lead them to serve the world with their freshman full-length, She’s in Control, which actually sashayed its way into our disco-kissed headphones fifteen years ago this month. A few years down the road, the beat tossin’ Canadian boys would collaborate in the summer of 2008 with Philly‘s own Daryl Hall for part of his online series Live from Daryl’s House. Anyone remembers If you don’t, it’s time to recognize because any friend of the legendary Mr. Hall is certainly a friend to all of us City of Brotherly Love entertainment lovers. 

While Chromeo‘s now rabid fan base anxiously awaited another shimmering set, the bros set off on a massive touring trek, which would further cement their status as just those guys whose music you just want to live your life through…right now. Chromeo eventually went back into the studio to record their sophomore follow-up, Fancy Footwork in 2010, as well as 2010’s Business Casual(where Solange and a lot of goodies reside), 2014’s White Women and last year’s yep-they-definitely-still-got-it, Head Over Heels, which will no doubt be on heavy display this Friday night at NOTO

Chromeo has also pressed the rewerk button for several mainstream music champions like Lourde’s “Green Light,” Lenny Kravitz’s “Breathe,” Donna Summer’s (!!!) “Love is in Control(Finger on the Trigger),” and Maroon 5’s “Wait,” which you should absolutely get down to right now below.

Know what else you should get down to? Anything and everything that these guys serve out, including that dance floor lovin‘ life that’ll be taking over the NOTO for the start of your Valentine’s weekend. Now, get those groovy tickets…and dance. 

For more rewerked vibes on the floor err’day and beyond, pump those fists along with Philly Mixtape right here and here.…you’ll be glad you did. 

Chromeo Cover Photo Courtesy of SPIN 

 

 

 

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Rewerk Wednesday/Green Velvet

Calling direct attention to all of the dancin’-and-prancin’ Philly kids, kweens, guys and gals out there…..

…..an DJ legend by the name of Green Velvet is coming to leave his trademark stage stamp at NOTO tomorrow night…..and we all need be rewerked and ready to light up in the floor in his iconic honor. 

And if you’re not quite ready, you should be because amplified shit’s about to go down when it comes to this state-of-the-art beat master. 

Green Velvet (real name Curtis Jones, also known by the DJ moniker, Cajmere, “The Percolator,” anyone? Fuck yes) got his start on the Chicago club scene in the early ’90s and quickly became quickly regarded for his intense non-vocal productions and (literally) insane DJ sets. His pulsating presence grew more popular as the decade went on, this was in the part to the smashing success of club thrashers like “Preacher Man,” “Answering Machine,” and “The Stalker.”

With simple vocals and big-ass booming beats, the crowds not only fell in love with a DJ who knew what the f@ck he was doing, but one that could pull tons of tricks out of his dancing hats with a clear thunderous message for his audience to no doubt expect the unexpected. A feast of studio albums also kept us hungry for more Green Velvet everythang  thanks to infectious studio romps like Constant Chaos (’99), Whatever(’01), Lost & Found(’05), and the world dance floor famed Ministry of Sound Sessions(’07). 

Of course, a batch of electrified remixes have also kept our headphones attention to this dance music legend for the past two decades, with one in particular being his church-worthy retelling of Madonna‘s Confessions on a Dance Floor smash, “Sorry.” Taking the already booming Madge groove to an amplified new level, he added his signature burps and whirls, all while giving us club kids a classic rewerk for the rest of our disco ball lovin’ lives. 

And if we’re really, really lucky, it’ll be one of the many treats he’ll serve out for Philly at NOTO tomorrow night. There’s truly only one way to find out…go and get your Green Velvet groove on, and of course, don’t forget to listen up because a true DJ legend will be speaking. 

For continuous Rewerk Wednesday action both on and off the floor, check ya life with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of Division Agency 

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Rewerk Wednesday/Dirty South

This weekend, there will be much to celebrate because not only is it the last part-tay weekend of the month already–which means we’re getting that much closer to spring–but globally owning DJ Dirty South is coming this Friday night to take NOTO by storm.…..

…..and that he’ll most certainly do. Who’s ready? Everyone. 

Jumpstarting his DJ’d life as a mash-up artist and beat maker, Dirty South (real nameDragan Roganović)  began his headphones lovin’ journey in Australia (he was born in Serbia, but his family moved when he was thirteen) by serving up bootleg remixes of dance grooves with only a tape deck, a mixer, a splicer and tons of ambition at his disposal.

It wasn’t until he bought his first laptop in 2004 that the moniker Dirty South was born, and he’s certainly been slaying our fist pumpin’ lives ever since.

It wasn’t long after the MAC purchase that the Vicious Vinyl label would dish his debut ditty, “Sleazy,” which became a bona fide dance hit and put the up-and-coming DJ to the forefront of our glow stick-ed well-beings on the dance floor of this thing we call life. 

His 2006 rewiring of Evermore‘s “It’s Too Late” took him further onto the floor, but perhaps it was 2008 remix of Kaskade‘s “Sorry” and his 2011 rewerk of Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition” that really took him (and all of us) there as they were both nominated for Grammys for Best Dance Recording category.

After his outstanding achievements in Grammy nomination werk, Dirty South began mixing and serving out full length studio sets including 2013’s ridiculously energetic Speed of Life and 2014’s somber-and-dreamy, With You.

He’s also certainly keeping in going in the studio just recently as last year saw him releasing two full-length records-the instrumental based, darko, and the equally delightfully mind-numbing, XV, both of which you can-and should stream right here

It also doesn’t hurt that during his now almost two-decade career, the superstar DJ has remixed for the likes of Snoop Dogg, Pussycat Dolls, David Guetta, Alesso, U2 and many, many, many others.

Oh, yeah, he also remains a fucking force to be reckoned with when it comes to the DJ touring scene and will continue to do so, and it’s really just another shimmering reason why you need to get lost in the Dirty South groove at NOTO this Friday night

Let’s get those phists ready to pump, Philly…he’s comin.’ 

For much more fist-pumping shenanigans like this all year-long and beyond, own the floor with Philly Mixtape right here and here

Cover photo courtesy of Wallpapers Craft