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Contravenção ambulante

O DJ Trepanado andou ausente, sem andar por estas terras após um mês de recesso, mas retorna com força redobrada. Na próxima terça-feira (31) toco no bar-balada Alberta #3 (Av. São Luís, 272, República, São Paulo), na festa Barbarellas, promovida pelas DJs Leca Lust, Fe Tisch e Chele Sugar.

Elas prometem “uma catarse dançante embalada por hits cósmicos, funks lascivos e tosqueiras esquecidas”. Eu prometo, talvez, um set misógino.*

Quem sabe eu lance mão desta versão que fiz dessa música menos conhecida da discografia do Jackson 5, tirada do álbum Moving Violantion, de 75, inspirada no lendário DJ Ron Hardy, residente do Music Box de Chicago no início dos anos 80.

Sarr Band

Já vi algumas versões reeditadas dessa faixa rara – “Double Action” da Sarr Band – mas na época tinha que fazer a minha – até cheguei a tocar na festa de encerramento do Lov.e. Ela começava já soltando o refrão, sem introdução nenhuma, e era um desperdício, sem falar que tem uma buzina de barco pontuando vários momentos da música. Então dei uma expandida nas preliminares e deixei as garotas por último, que é quando a história engrena. Aproveite. // Some people (such as Social Disco Club) made their own version of this disco obscurity – Sarr Band’s “Double Action” (it came out on UK 1978 but I’m pretty sure it’s italian) – but I had a clear thought of what I wanted to do with it: do some foreplay using the tugboat horn and let the double trouble girls came in later. Technically it’s not the most perfect of edits since at the time I was indulging myself with some reel tape editing skills but I have received some good feedback so there you go. Enjoy!

Trepanado e Tony Hits

Tony Hits

Está no ar o programa que fiz com o Tony Hits lá na Rádio UOL. O Tony é um dos grandes nomes dos bailes, do suingue e do samba-rock no Brasil, mencionando também que é um dos primeiros DJs do país e dono de uma ótima loja de discos (na foto, quando era na Avenida Rio Branco; hoje fica na Rua 24 de Maio, 188, 1ª Sobreloja, Sala 111, Centro, 3337-7048). Lá já encontrei LPs como o “Só o Ôme” do Noriel Vilela, o disco dos Brazões, o primeiro da Silvinha e vários outros.

A seleção que fiz para o programa é:

BG: Cassiano – Onda/Central do Brasil (duas do Cuban Soul 18K, de 1976)

Bloco 1
1. Astrud Gilberto – “Black Magic (A Gira)”
2. Risa – “Selvagem”
3. Fabio – “Lindo Sonho Delirante (LSD)”
4. Tribe – “Koke pt. 1”
5. DC La Rue – “Ca-The-Drals” (Trepanado edit)
6. Le Baron – “Le Sifflet du Baron”

Bloco 2
1. Chic – “Flash Back” (edit)
2. Hypertension – “One Night Woman”
3. Marvin Gaye – “Heavy Love Affair”
4. Banda Black Rio – “Expresso Madureira” (Trepanado edit)
5. Rufus & Chaka Khan – “What Am I Missing?”

Quem sabe eu retorno para uma nova edição…

o amor dói / love hurts

Fui gravar um programa com o mestre Tony Hits na Rádio UOL e me dei conta de que andava muito indolente, sem mostrar muita coisa. Então decidi gravar um set com algumas melodias (termo dos bailes aqui de São Paulo) na linha soul-funk-disco, dentro da proposta de misturar sucessos improváveis e obscuridades radiantes. // I’ve just recorded a radio show with one of Brasil’s pioneer DJs – Tony Hits – and realized I was reckless in publishing my music sets. So I decided to record on with some slow soul-funk-disco songs (some are not that slow, you’ll hear when it gets going) mixing odd hits and shining obscurities.

O set contém algumas de minhas faixas favoritas de todos os tempos, como “Free” da Deniece Williams, “Taste of Bitter Love” da Gladys Knight e “Our Day Will Come” do Isaac Hayes. Sem esquecer de mencionar grandes momentos como a percussão hipnótica no fim de “I Want Your Love” do James Mason (que linha de baixo!), a raríssima e embasbacante “Love is a Hurting Thing” da Gloria Ann Taylor (talvez só 200 EPs prensados, a maioria vendida no porta-malas do produtor na Califórnia) e a seção instrumental no fim de “All I’ve Got” da Astrud Gilberto.

01. Deniece Williams – Free
02. Curtis Mayfield – Give Me Your Love (Todd Terje rekutt)
03. Lou Rawls – Will You Kiss Me One More Time (edit)
04. Patrice Rushen – Remind Me
05. Raw Express – The Way We Live
06. Hipnotic – Are You Lonely?
07. Family of Eve – I Wanna Be Loved By You
08. Eighties Ladies – Turned On To You
09. James Mason – I Want Your Love
10. Larry Young’s Fuel – Turn Off the Lights
11. Gloria Ann Taylor – Love is a Hurting Thing
12. Daniel Wang pres Otto Gelb – Love Tragedy in Verona (edit)
13. Diana Ross – Once in the Morning
14. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Taste of Bitter Love
15. Ashford & Simpson – It Seems to Hang On
16. Michael Wycoff – Looking Up to You (instrumental reprise)
17. Astrud Gilberto – All I’ve Got
18. Odyssey – Our Lives Are Shaped by What We Love
19. Isaac Hayes – Our Day Will Come
20. Floaters – Float On (extended version)

new mix – do it your way

do it better

from the source!

Last saturday me and my friend Decio Deep (from the house duo Anhanguera) gathered in order to record this fine blend of deep disco and house – no false modesty! Twenty tracks in a hour and 15 minutes, a tight programming set that, if fails to be the most technical recording in an age of computer mixed music, surely creates excitement in its adventurous choices. Hope you enjoy!

intro – Hotel Chevalier
Natalie Portman is hot for you!

01. Risa – Selvagem
Brazillian version of some swiss disco hit feature on the Sabado Alucinante soundtrack

02. Salsoul Orchestra – 212 North 12th
A Loft classic that never fails to amaze with its powerful fat sound

03. Richard T Bear – Sunshine Hotel
Just walk on in, no need to ring the bell! The legit sunglassed beardo disco hit with a superb piano break.

04. Cyclades – Fire to Desire
Proper party record! A Max Berlin offshoot project that is getting some spin from the likes of Eric Duncan and Mark Seven.

05. Sparque – Music Turns Me On (Tee Scott Instrumental Mix)
Love Sparque and how could you refuse a Tee Scott instrumental? There’s a synth line in it that precedes George Kranz’ Din Daa Daa.

06. Atmosphere – Swede’s Scandal (Wood Version)
Wow wow wow… swirl! What’s the swede’s scandal? Porn? I’d say this is one of the best italo disco records around, came out on Superradio Records on pink vinyl! Got my copy from Franco Scopinish (the producer) himself.

07. The Ring – Jump (Special Disco Version re-edit)
First heard this as the opener of a set from James Murphy and Pat Mahoney. What the fuck that was? Crazy record. Asked them and it was an (then) unreleased edit that came out on Moxie and slip through the radar of many people – the end is so good for mixing. The original track was huge on the Monterrey disco scene.

08. Norm Talley – The Journey
Some people say this is a repetitive loop that goes nowhere and some other people say this is a belter – a rare Detroit house track from 1999 that was going for 100 pounds and now got a german repress. As you can hear, goes down a treat in the mix.

09. DJ Sneak – Mid Season Philly Joint
Jiggy Murray Jones’ Inside America is one of the greatest and most influential disco tracks and this Sneak rework is so freakin’ great.

10. James Bradley – I’m In Too Deep
One of those treasures you wander how it is obscure. Strong record with amazing production – this version is on the UK single, make no mistake! (It’s a cheap one too)

11. Nancy Martinez – Lay It Down
Yeah, the same Nancy Martin from “Can’t Believe”. Found this on a flea market on Porta Genova in Milano for one euro!!

12. Data – Blow (The Blow Out Version)
One of those singles that failed to get a good promotion on a major label (Sire), way ahead of its time. Which blow does she refer to?

13. Azoto – Anytime or Place
Hard to pick one track from the marvelous Disco Fizz LP by Azoto, maybe the best project Celso Valli was involved. Hard-rocking disco with a western flavour.

14. James Curd – We Just Won’t Stop
If you miss Greenskeepers than you should check mr. Curd’s new release on DFA which samples Erotic Drum Band’s Pop Pop Shoo Wah to greater effect. Irresistible white rapping!

15. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cut #3
MCDE can just do no wrong at the moment. It was quite a while since a deep house record had such a strong kick.

16. Don Carlos – Free
Maybe the best italo house producer in a less known track from his Mediterraneo EP – that didn’t get the same fuzz as “Alone”.

17. Brennan Green – Do It Your Way (version)
Brennan Green is one of my fav producers from this day and his version of Mood II Swing’s Do It Your Way is even better than the original, remaking the track using the two original samples (a gospel track and a Montana Sextet production)

19. Mark Seven – Uptown A
Don’t know if this is an original production or if Mark Seven found some unreleased production, or even a dubplate of some demos and made this montage. Anyway, what an awesome piano house track.

19. Precious – Definition of a Track
Back to the basics – a drum box and a bassline.

20. Jeanette Thomas – Shake Your Body (House Shaker Version)
By this time we were only jamming… shashake-shashashake-shashashake… “dumb” track with the baddest bassline.


crawfish have skills of disco dancers

crawfish have skills of disco dancers

Recorded a mix last night with some tracks were floating my space. Thankfully it went as disco as I wanted. Sorry for the bumps throughout but that’s the way it goes. contact:


01. Elvis Presley – “Crawfish (Pilooski edit)”
02. NYC Peech Boys – “Don’t Make Me Wait (Todd Terje edit)”
03. B-52’s – “Love Shack (Losoul Bitshit edit)”
04. La Bionda – “I Got Your Number (Berlinmachine edit)”
05. Lenny Willians – “You Got Me Running (Mr. K breakdown edit)”
06. Rick Wilhite – “Real Right in Detroit Real Tight”
07. Theo Parrish – “Little Children”
08. Groove Armada – “Love Sweet Sound (Greg Wilson version)”
09. Front Page – “You Got My Love (C.O.M.B.I. edit)”
10. Broadway – “Kiss You All Over”
11. Suzy Q – “Tonight”
12. Suzy Q – “Harmony”
13. Peter Brown – “They Only Come Out At Night”
14. Methusalem – “Oooh Dracula”

Rock sórdido / Feeling Sleazy

Primeiro post em homenagem aos 10 anos de Optimo em Glasgow, completos em 25 de novembro – 10 anos de residência! Uma boa dose de auto-indulgência – minha – para brindar a abertura de Terrordisco.

optimo espacio glasgow

>>Trepanado@Optimo Party – Vegas, 8-2-2007 (download)
The Johnston Brothers – Hernando’s hideaway
Jonathan Richman – I was dancing at a lesbian bar
The Tremeloes – Instant whip
The Stooges – Dirt
Ike & Tina Turner – Whole lotta love
Harry Nilsson – Jump into the fire
Pussy Galore – Cunt tease
Barry Adamson – The man with the golden arm
David Lynch – The pink room
Birthday Party – Nick the stripper
Prinzhorn Dance School – You’re the space invader
Map of Africa – Dirty lovin’
ESG – The Beat
LCD Soundsystem – Give it up
Franz Ferdinand – The Fallen (Justice remix)
In Flagranti – Reputation or notoriety
Sons & Daughters – Dance me in (JD Twitch & Truffle Club’s Optimo Mix)