Monthly Archive for January, 2007

This week on the SV: Keith Evan and Dev

Smooth grooves. Soul.

This week’s show is all about beauty and soul. Our guests this Thursday are both first-timers on the So Very show, and we’re excited to have them.

Keith Evan (House Society)We’re very happy to be hosting Keith Evan. Residing in Las Vegas, Keith is dedicated to bringing soul to the city of sin. And his dedication to his craft and the music he loves has paid off: he’s a resident at several of the hottest nights in town, including Godspeed, Soundbar, Fleur de Lys, and Late Night Empire. (Note to self: must visit one of these nights when next in Vegas!) He’s also just put out a mix on Kinkysweet, called Habitat: Twilight. We’ll play a bit from his cd so you can hear it as well. Our last encounter with the Habitat series was with Habitat: Beach when Justin Michael visited us in 2006, which we really enjoyed. This is turning out to be a great series which gives Hawaii folks a chance to hear and discover some regional favorites.

Keith Evan, Mike Fuller at Next Door 2.2.07Speaking of which, this is not Keith’s first visit to Hawaii. We have Next Door to thank for bringing him out. Next Door has brought him out before, to a solid response. If you’ve slept on his previous visits, you’ll want to make sure to check him out this Friday at Next Door for First Friday. Thanks to Next Door for bringing it!

We’ve also got a local favorite this week: Dev. If you’re in the Oahu house scene, you’ve definitely seen Dev, tearing it up on the dancefloor, in the center of a circle, showing off some hot new moves, or on the decks. casa 1Dev’s style is all about smoothness that can be found in his dancing, djing, and his design work. Dev is an accomplished designer – among many other things, he’s designed the Casa flier, which I absolutely love!

casa 2Dev is also a resident at Casa, where he spins deep house on Sundays at Bliss. You can check him out this week at Casa for “Boys’ Night” which also features DJs Akio and Cryptik. Boys get in free before 11pm. And I thought Boys’ Day was in May!

We’ve also had a few (small) changes made to our website – we hope you enjoy them. First of all we’d like to welcome our fellow house heads from around the world – The So Very Show website is now available in several different languages! Another new feature: if you haven’t subscribed to the podcast yet, it’s now easier than ever. Click on the iTunes button in the sidebar and it will launch your iTunes and take you straight to the So Very podcast in the iTunes store. Hit “Subscribe” and you’re on your way to automatically downloading new shows through iTunes!

And there’s one more goody for our local house heads. The Events page, which had been pretty static of late, now holds the latest house music events that I can get my hands on. Hope to see you on the dancefloor!

The SV 1/25/07 with FLX, Rob Paine, and guest Dimitri from Paris

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Week of 1/25/07 mix by FLX, Rob Paine

 20070125 [180:51m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (7365)

Los Amigos Invisibles – “No Es Facil Amar A Una Mujer” Superpop Venezuela (Gozadera)

SoVery mix by FLX
FLX on the SVFrankie Knuckles – “Whistle Song” (2006 Remix)
Frankie Boissey – “Rule the World”
Terrance Downs – “We Are Lonely”
Fish Go Deep w/Loleatta Holloway
Fish Go Deep – “The Cure and The Cause” (Dennis Ferrer Mix)
Wummi – “Greedy Body” (Unreleased)
“Unknown – “Support Your DJ”
JoJo – “Live Dub”
Quentin Harris – “Haunted”
Tom n Julie MKL – “Like Ours”

SoVery mix by Rob Paine
Rob Paine on the SVRob Paine – “Thank God Remix” (Nesta Records)
Carl Craig/Solomonic – “Solomonic Dubplate”
Solomonic Sound – “Children of Israel Dub” (Worship)
Rob Paine – “Club Dread Remix” (Deep Space/Wave Records)
The Underground EP (Jah Love Records #18)
A Kollektiv – “Turmstrasse”
Pecan (B) Microfunk
2nd Shift feat. DJ Heather – “R U Ready 4 The Future” (Seasons Records)
Master Beater 2 (Utensil Records)
DJ Hal – “Don’t Give It Up” (Blockhead Records)

Dimitri from Paris on the SV

Dimitri from Paris and DJ Muro – Super Disco Friends (Headphone Heroes)
Super Disco FriendsTJ Swann – “Get Fly” (Re-edit)
Nice & Tight Band – “Let’s Get High (on the Music)” (Re-edit)
Symbol S – “I Thought You To Dance”
Paul Cacia – “Saved By Your Love” (Re-edit)
Hot Ice – “Dancin Free” (Re-edit)
Silver Platinum & Gold – “Dance With Me” Parts 1 & 2 (Re-edit)
Delilah – “Are You Ready” (Re-edit)
Mantus & Omega 88 – “Boogie to the Top” (Re-edit)

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The So Very Show 1/25/07: Masters

We’ve got three guests this week: three masters of their craft. FLX, Rob Paine, and Dimitri from Paris will be visiting our show this week, and we’re inviting you to listen in. Together we’ll be sharing music, stories, and lots of love. Please tune in this Thursday, January 25th!

Let us introduce you to our guests:

FLX – 3Degrees, Chicago Sound Source
FLX @ Cuatro in Chicago, November 2006
FLX is someone who has music in his blood. He feels rhythms and melodies in his fingertips. Watching him spin, you can see the music too, as he uses his whole body to bring the rhythm and energy he feels out of the music he plays. His sets are exciting, employing house and latin rhythms, drawing upon his island roots and melodies, as well as the pulsating beats of his hometown of Chicago.

FLX is also part of 3Degrees, a wonderful collective of house music lovers that spans the country. For more information on 3Degrees, visit 3 Degrees Global.

FLX will be djing at Casa this Sunday, January 28th. We’re very excited to have him play on the So Very show once more, and if this is your first time hearing him spin, you are in for a treat!

Rob Paine – Worship Records, Philadelphia
Rob Paine at Next Door 1/27/07
Rob Paine knows how to bring on the dub. A pioneer for what house djs call “dub-house”, Rob Paine has released productions on his own imprint, Worship Records, as well as other well respected house labels such as Large, Tango, Grayhound, and Jah Love. His love of reggae and dub music has always been an influence on his productions and his djing and he brings his understanding of these rhythms into his house music. Be prepared to get into a deep groove.

While in Hawaii, Rob will be spinning at Next Door on Oahu on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday night. On Friday, he will be spinning on the Big Island at Kaikodo.

For more information on Rob Paine and Worship Records, visit Worship Records online.

Dimitri from Paris – Night at the Playboy Mansion Series, Cruising Attitude, Sacre Bleu
Dimitri from Paris at Lotus Soundbar 1/26/07
Sacre Bleu! Dimitri from Paris is coming to Hawaii?

It’s official. Dimitri from Paris is in Honolulu and he will be playing at one of Waikiki’s newest nightspots, Lotus Soundbar on Friday, January 26th. We’re excited to be able to have him come on the So Very show and talk about his music and playing here in Hawaii. His artist albums Sacre Bleu and Crusing Attitude have garnered him praise among fans of more than just house music, including downtempo, lounge, exotica, latin, jazz, and world music. His mixes for Night at the Playboy Mansion have the deep, jazzy, soulful blend of house music that brings people together. We’ll also be previewing his mix Super Disco Friends with DJ Muro that came out in 2006: a gem of disco and house get-down goodness.

Perhaps we can get him to answer the question we’ve been waiting 10 years to ask: As a dj whose career and aesthetic frequently references the ethos of being a cosmopolitan jet-setting citizen of the world, what took you so long to come to Hawaii?

On second thought, we’re just happy he’s here, so maybe we won’t put him on the spot. :)

Next week on the SV: Guest mixes from Keith Evan (Kinkysweet, Las Vegas), and the SV debut of Dev (Casa) Don’t miss it!

Week of 1/18/07 mix by haboh and ms.angel

 20070118 [180:45m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (6267)

Sessions Presents Cajmere vs. Green Velvet (Ministry of Sound)
Cajmere vs Green VelvetCajmere feat. Dajae – “Say U Will”
Jovonn – “Old Man Groan” (Keyz Remix)
Andre Kraml feat. Schad Privat – “Safari” (James Holden Remix)
Cajmere feat. Dajae – “Brighter Days” (Underground Goodie Mix)
Copyright feat. Song Williamson – “He Is” (Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Vox Mix)
Trouble Men – “Crowd Control”
Cajmere feat. Dajae – “I Need U” (Mark Grant Remix)
Africanism feat. Jeff Kellner – “Ju Ju Beat”
Chab feat. JD Davis – “Closer To Me”
DJ Gregory – “S2″
Green Velvet feat. Walter Phillips – “Shake & Pop”

SoVery Mix
Moody Mann – “Sunday Morning” Silent Introduction (Planet e)
Franck Roger – “The Chase (Keep On Beatin’)”
DeMarkus Lewis – “Dance The Night Away” DFW “Down For Whatever” Grab Artists Sampler (Grab)
Tortured Soul – “See You More” (Halo Mix)
Jevne w/Fourfeet – “Take My Time” (Rhodes Dub Mix) 12″EP (Onethirtyrecordings)
Clara Hill meets Atjazz and Charles Webster – “Nowhere (I Can Go)” (Version Remix)
Charizma – “The Power” 12″EP (White)
Wally Callerio – “My Flow” Lower Left Corner EP (Alluv)
Inner City – “Pennies From Heaven” 12″EP (Virgin)
Halo & Duane – “For The Love”
Jimpster feat. Diamondancer – “A Love Like This” (Hipp-e Remix)
Andy Caldwell – “Warrior” (Chuck Love’s Banger’s and Mashed Mix)
BRS – “Protect My Soul” 12″EP (Outergaze)
Kelvin K feat. Dom Thompson – “2 Doors Down” (Hipp-e’s Feel Dat Remix) 2 Doors Down The Remixes EP (Nordic Trax)
Code of Silence – “Code of Silence” (Uptown Mix) 12″EP (White)
Short Bus Kids – “In With That Sound” 12″EP (Bouncehouse)
Candido – “Jingo” Synergy (Salsoul)
Mariah Carey – “Dreamlover” (Def Tribal Mix) 12″EP (Columbia)
The Klubb Kidz – “Don’t Want To Hurt You” (Flava Dub) 12″EP (Power Music)
House Master Baldwin feat. Paris Grey – “Don’t Lead Me” (Medusa’s House Mix) 12″EP (Future Sound Records)
Kimara Lovelace – “Misery” (Spen’s MuthaFunkin’ Inst Edit) 12″EP (King Street)
Teflon Dons feat. Gregory Porter – “Tomorrow People” (Original Mix) 12″EP (Worldship Music)

Haboh’s Pick of the Week
Community Recordings – “The Magic Circle” (Mellow Mountain Dub) 12″EP (Imperial Dub)