More great music added to my YouTube channel!

Tons of great funky, deep and soulful music these days, and I've added some of my favorites to my YouTube channel. Jump on to check out the music and videos, and subscribe to my channel for future updates...

A few recent highlights...

The new video by Art Department featuring Osunlade & Soul Clap - "We Call Love": It's great to see that real music videos are making their way back into our culture. What a collection of talent on this one too! Personally, I prefer the DJ Harvey mix of this track, but this video takes the cake, even if it is a little bit on the camp/hipster vibe.



Kollektiv Turmstrasse - "Heimat" (Robags Turmkolle Rekksmow): A couple artists I was turned onto recently here. This one is definitely more on the deep/tech tip, but its warmth really sucks you in. And the animations are really spectacular. This video really makes you think of the human condition and how we're treating the world we live in.



Move D - "Your Personal Healer" (Hydraulic Guitar By Juju): Another great video here with some seriously deep and hypnotic vibes. This is another one that reminds me of when MTV was playing electronic music videos on "AMP" late nights. I think that was "way back" in the late 90s?



More good music and videos like this on my YouTube channel...

Three big shows tonight, plus more this weekend! *bas_mrkt is this Sunday!*

 
Hey Family!

Well, it's been a minute, but there's been plenty going on...  Things are really picking up steam this weekend though, so I thought I should send some goodies along.  Three big events tonight, House Addict Fridays on Friday (duh), First Love on Saturday, and bas_mrkt on Sunday!

And I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't tell you to mark your calendars for Sunset Sessions on Sunday, September 4th @ Lanai with special guest Master Kev!  Hot damn!  Check the flyer at the bottom of this post for details...

Ok, let's get right to it.  I promise to keep the details short and sweet.

Tonight

Tons of funky/deep house and techno all over! Click the links for the facebook event pages with details...
 
*Funktion/Vagabond Presents: Onur Özer & Punisher (Detroit) // PLUSH, ATX

Lots of hype about this very special guest out of Berlin (via Istanbul) - Onur Ozer from Coccon Records.  Great local lineup too!

 *Capital Techno vs TMM-R (Record Release Party)
The Capital Techno crew ALWAYS brings a great show, with real attention to details and quality music.

 SOLID w/Special Guest: DEMARKUS LEWIS of Grin Music
J.A.M.O.N. + Stephen Glass Demarkus Lewis = A SICK lineup of funky/deep house!


Friday

House Addict Fridays has been steadily building steam at its lovely new location, Townhouse on 5th just west of Lavaca.  This is a lovely space (formerly Social) and could be a great Friday night home for the househeads, with enough support from our community (yes, that's YOU; ).  Drop by, have a drink and check out some great music to bump to, by resident Mark Denim and special guest JFrancis.  For a taste of what JFrancis does, check out his blog "Disco by Design". 


Saturday
Most def a big part of The Family, Todd Wilson aka Millhouse has been an evangelist for soulful and classic sounds for quite a while now, and this Saturday will be a testament to his mission.  We're lucky to have Millhouse, along with fellow "First Love" resident Amanda Robinson, plus H-Town hero Chris Costello, in from Houston for just one night at the coziest, most vinyl-friendly spot in town, Loft 718. 

First Love on Do512 - "Like" It for extra credit ; )


Sunday
 
As it does the 3rd Sunday of each month, bas_mrkt returns to Lanai!  With tons of local support and talent, the momentum for this night just keeps on building.  And sure enough, there's a great lineup for this one as well. 

Come early and dig the vibes by the host of The House Hookup, DJ Kadabra! 
I'll play at 9 pm, and the party goes strong until 2 am. 

Drink specials for the night: $2 mimosas, $3 beers, red bull bombs and frozen drinks,
plus $100 (half-price) bottles.  To rsvp a table and bottle text 512.436.5983


Here is the lineup, in order of appearance...
Kadabra
Andrew Parsons
 
Paco
Daniel Allen
keine moniker
christian barbuto
 
Speaking of bas_mrkt, my latest live mix is now on my podomatic and soundcloud pages for high quality streaming and downloading.  Lots of great feedback on this set so far - Jump on and grab it! 
 
 

Finally, a bit about the next Sunset Sessions show!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 4th!  As usual, the Sunset Vibes will start early, so plan to arrive shortly after the doors open at 6 pm. 

Check the flyer below.  Plenty of details on the show are on on the facebook event page.  Jump on and show your support by RSVPing or leaving a comment! 
 

Hope to see you out soon!  Stay safe, dance hard and keep it positive : )


 Peace,
Paco
 

Sunset Sessions with Master Kev

The long-awaited return of Sunset Sessions is finally coming ~ Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 4th from 6pm - 2 am. Sunset Sessions is the ONE and ONLY deep and soulful House Music party in Austin, TX, and undoubtedly one of the best in Texas. Nothing but feel-good vibes - Come join the fun...

And on top of the usual festivities and quality local and regional residents, this Labor Day weekend, we are very proud to announce that we will be hosting Master Kev from New York City! Master Kev is our third big guest for Sunset Sessions, preceded by Lars Behrenroth during SXSW 2010 and Julius Papp during SXSW 2011. He's been in the game a long time and is one of the most energetic performers in the world. Kev's worked with many of the greats, including Little Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford and Tony Humphries, and played some of the best deep house nights and clubs worldwide, including Shelter (NYC), Deep (LA), The End Up (San Francisco) and Djoon (Paris). Seeing him perform live is an experience not soon forgotten - just come and you'll see! Along with frequent parter Tony Loreto (together making up MKTL, frequently seen on deep house charts worldwide), Kev has numerous original productions and remixes on classic and deep house labels such as Defected, Yellorange, Underground Collective, Soul Heaven, Vega and Code Red. Check the links and bio under the flyer images below for more about Master Kev.

SUNSET SESSIONS
Labor Day Weekend 2011!
Sunday, September 4th from 6pm to 2am
@ Lanai Rooftop Lounge, 422 Congress, ATX

w/ special guest
Master Kev
(MKTL, Underground Collective, Defected, Yellorange, Underground Collective, Soul Heaven, Vega, Code Red Recordings - NYC)


Plus Sunset Sessions Resident DJs:
Paco (The Family, HUMP!)
Tarek (Licksamba Music)
Brotha Jibril (Ritual Music, Soular Grooves, Houston)

And live musicians:
Ilya Janos (percussion, Houston)
Ephraim Owens (trumpet - www.ephraimowens.com)






Master Kev's PRESS, LINKS, BIO and DISCOGRAPHY

5 MAGAZINE INTERVIEW
http://www.5chicago.com/features/may2008/master-kev.html

LINKS TO PODCASTS AND PRODUCTIONS...
http://soundcloud.com/master-kev
http://masterkev.podomatic.com/

FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/MasterKevmktl/

LIVE FOOTAGE FROM PAST EVENTS

Live during his Japan tour @ Better Days


Master Kev @ La Santanera for Mi Casa 2010 Playa Del Carmen 10/9/10

BIOGRAPHY
Master Kev’s victory in a mix-off contest in the 1990’s proved that the years of obsessing over the mixes of Timmy Regisford, Tony Humphries and others on radio and in clubs, studying underground dance and beat syncopation and accumulating a killer collection of records finally paid off . And as the number of shows soared, so did Kev’s talent. Soon after, hero Tony Humphries called Kev to ask him to join forces with him on his Yellorange Label. His answer? A triumphant ‘Hell Yeah’..
After spinning in his first WMC in the year 2000 and embarking on several trips to Europe , Asia and beyond, with Tony Humphries and even solo, his DJ career was officially on the rise. Playing with some of the most prominent clubs in major cities all over the world and playing alongside some of the prominent names in the industry including Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford, David Morales, Danny Krivit, Kerri Chandler and so many more. Also, in 2000 Kev along with founder Marlon D and others helped form the Underground Collective - a collection of DJ’s, performers, musicians..etc created to draw exposure in the dance music industry to major labels and beyond.

While working with Tony Humphries at Yellorange from 1999 - 2004, Kev had many ‘Net Shows’ on the site along with Tony Humphries and the other Yellorange DJ’s that were updated once a month. Then in 2004, Kev started a weekly radio show on CyberJamz Radio (cyberjamz.com). The show has grown more and more each year, with many producers giving Kev the upfront heat and unreleased jams. Also, many labels send Kev promo’s in hopes that those tracks/songs will be played on his very highly listened to radio show. With the amount of weekly hits in the archives it was no wonder they would think of Kev to help promote the new music.These days u can find the Master Kev 'Sessions' shows or his podcasts on Podomatic (www.masterkev.podomatic.com ) which are updated frequently.

In 2006 Kev partnered up with long time friend and former Yellorange/Underground Collective DJ partner David ‘Vibes’ Tobon and keyboard wizard John Crockett to form MKDV. They produced their first track together titled ‘Twisted’ which gained a lot of early support from the biggest names in the dance music industry and was a very popular release on the Code Red & Defected labels. They also worked on original tracks for Tony Records and remixes for Louie Vega’s imprint Vega Records remixing Sara Devine’s ‘Special’ as well as remixes for Mel Cheren’s and Kevin Hedge’s (Blaze) West End Records. In 2007 Kev partnered up with good friend Scott Wozniak to produce more tracks for Code Red & Defected titled ‘String Thing’ and ‘Uncooked’ .. ‘String Thing’ became the number 1 download on Defected’s website for weeks .. They also did some remixes on Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Cherie Amour’ and Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ (high in demand since the 2007 WMC) which were never released to this date. Later that year Kev also partnered up with Abicah Soul and worked on original tracks and remixes as well. One of those tracks ‘Kora’ was released on Iwanni Records from Toronto.

With an abundance of traveling and playing in major clubs as well as major clubs back home in NYC such as Cielo, Santos, Sullivan Room..etc..work and the frequently updated podcast shows on Podomatic, Kev is once again back in the studio this time with very talented Tony Loreto from Italy. They have been working together a lot throughout 2009. They have done remixes for Tortured Soul ,Arnold Jarvis, Kenny Bobien, Peven Everett, Underground Collective,Michelle Weeks, Boddhi Satva's Offering Label, DJ Spen's 'Code Red' label and many others as well.

Master Kev & Tony Loreto have done a few boots as well including the remix of 'Wicked Game' Chris Isaac (fully supported by Danny Krivit and Francois K) , Leela James, Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' .. Nina Simone's 'I Put A Spell On You' and probably their biggest yet for Radiohead 'Creep' which has made very big noise worldwide from some of the greats such as Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer , Marques Wyatt and more. Stay tuned for much more to come!
And these days Kev and longtime friend Marlon D are back in the swing of doing Underground Collective parties in Colombia and worldwide.. Stay tuned :):)

ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS

Wild Kingdom - MKTL (soon to be released on Gotsoul )
Testify w/Johnny Dangerous (forthcoming)
As yet Untitled (with Chris IDH)
Twisted - Code Red/Defected Records
Hysteria - Code Red/Defected Records
656 Forever - Tony Records
String Thing (with Scott Wozniak ) - Code Red /Defected Records
Kora - Iwanni
Our Poem (remake of Bobby Konders ‘The Poem’ ) - unreleased
Uncooked (with Scott Wozniak ) - unreleased

REMIXES

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Creep - Radiohead (with Tony Loreto) - White
Another Lover - Tortured Soul - TSTC
Wake Up- Arnold Jarvis - Soul Heaven
Velvet Touch - Jerkhouse featuring Niles Thomas (soon to be released on Stalwart)
Slam Me Baby - Alexis P Sutter
Juju- Black Coffee
You In Mind - Polyrhythm (Offering Records)
I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
Strong Man - David Sabat
Music In My Head - Angel A
How Bad I Want You- Peven Everett
Pyramids - William Scott - Spirit Sound
I Shall Not Be Moved - Kenny Bobien (forthcoming)
Animal - Gretchen Rhodes - forthcoming
Underground Collective Anthem - Marlon D (forthcoming on
Underground Collective Recordings)
Our Folklore - Kalero (forthcoming on Underground Collective Recordings)
I Am Forgiven - Inaya Day (w/Tony Loreto) - forthcoming
Don't Be Afraid - Kenny Bobien - forthcoming on Tribe
Shine On - Renee Smith - Code Red
Carib’s Leap (MKDV/John Crockett RMX) - West End Records
Special - Sara Devine - Vega Records
The Rhythm (with Scott Wozniak ) - David Harness - Thread Recordings
My Cherie Amour (with Scott Wozniak) - Stevie Wonder - White Label
You Are So Beautiful (with Scott Wozniak) - Joe Cocker - White
Wicked Game (with Tony Loreto) - Chris Isaak - White
Nuwamba - ‘Heaven’ (Abicah Soul, Master Kev & Tony Loreto Unreleased RMX) - City Deep 2008
Send For Me (with Tony Loreto )- Atlantic Starr - Downtown 161


Live Sunset Sessions mix featured on The House Hookup!

Sorry for the lag time between posts. I have a good excuse though - We just spent a week in Vieques, Puerto Rico ; ) As some of you know, Jenny and I were married in Puerto Rico in 2010, and we said we would return so we could visit the tiny island of Vieques. Well, we didn't waste any time - And it was amazing and well worth it, no doubt!

While we were away, my live 2011 SXSW mix from Sunset Sessions was featured on local house DJ Kadabra's The House Hookup podcast. Kadabra was a college radio jock a few years back, and it shows in his hosting abilities. And his show is quickly climbing the ranks on Podomatic, featuring local and regional talent alongside national and international stars, along with regular mixes from Kadabra. Check the podcast out here. Listen with the player below, or click the link below the player to listen to my guest mix and other mixes on The House Hookup's podcast page.



Paco - "Live from Sunset Sessions SXSW 2011" featured on The House Hookup

So now, back to the grind... It's all good stuff though! Some great events coming up! Here are a few of them, real quick (more details later)...

*bas_mrkt 005 on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Lanai
*Sunset Sessions (w/ special guest Master Kev!) Sunday, Sept. 4th @ Lanai
*House Addict Fridays @ Townhouse Friday, Sept. 9th

More to come soon! Adios for now...
paco