Last week was a total blast. Thanks again to DJ Nitetrain (aka Jerry Holloman), and Area D and Jesse Hubbell (of Plunge Into Death fame) for coming out to the studio. We heard some excellent disco, funky house, and even a few exclusives from PID. Remember the last musk ever will be Jan. 28th! See prior post for more details. Check out the show in it's entirety below, and watch Fully Fitted for some special selections from the program!
Nitetrain on the show this Wednesday! Read on for more info!!!
I wanted to do a bigger write up of some of my favorite disco blogs over the holiday, but the year got away from me, so I'll throw quick mention at the following resources to give some credit where credit is due. We hear the occasional cut from these places in the show, so grab them from the source if you're download savvy!
Beat Electric is a San Francisco crew that posts plenty of fresh rips and makes me want to get high(er) fi with my ripping set up, not to mention mixing setup. Lots of tracks, detailed descriptions, and dudes also play locally in San Fran so check em out!
Pat Les Stache holds down American Athlete. Chock full of good rips, Seattle based Pat also curates a 12" series of rereleased rarities on Phonica Records.
I've come across a couple Brazilian blogs into 70's and 80's cuts, Flash In Flash being one of them with entire album/12 inch rips of varying quality. Worth a look!
The Trance deserves a mention. Tons of material but sadly a good rip is rare. Still a good spot to pick up stuff now and again though.
And if it's more deep disco cuts you're after, you CAN NOT miss the show this week. Had a quick call in confirmation during last week's show from the Boston legend himself, DJ Nitetrain, who will be in the studio along with Jesse Hubbell and Area D of the infamous Musk dance parties at The Midway. Musk is sadly coming to a close, and for their final night they'll be hosting Nitetrain along with Magic People and Plunge Into Death. Catch some retrospective and a preview of their final night on the show Wednesday. Here's the official press release on the night:
MUSK, the Final Blow-out, January 28, 2009 featuring PLUNGE INTO DEATH, MAGIC PEOPLE, HUSKY “N” MUSKIE, DJ NITETRAIN and THE AREA D INITIATIVE at The Midway Café, Jamacia Plain, 9:30, 21 +, $5.
MUSK Boston’s weekly super freakly dance party is coming to an end with one final monster show on January 28. MUSK was birthed in the summer of 2005 by Area D, David Daniel Geissler as a night dedicated to performance and social dance. Wednesday nights @ The Midway Café soon became platform and dance floor for a wild spectrum of bands, performers and dj’s. MUSK culled talent from fertile JP as well a hosting touring bands from the US and abroad. Electro, punk, experimental, rock, noise, roots, rap if it has a beat to move you it plays MUSK. MUSK showed a flair for the theatrical and soon became home to showgirls and space opera. The night’s heart beat with some of the best DJs in Boston such as Knife, Colboure, Ghostdad, Mark E. Moon, Casey and D’Hanna. MUSK has also sought to experiment with the role of DJ and integrate the DJ into live performance. The MUSK-spun Area D Initiative (playing last MUSK 1/28) crossbreeds live vocals, spoken and sung with dance moves into a live turntable set. Shows like Varietae incorporate a live band, characters and narrative into the dance party. MUSK loves to present the obscure like DJ Dirty Magg who exclusively plays cassettes or the elusive DJ Nitetrain. Spinning in Boston’s gay clubs since the 80’s, DJ Nitetrain plays long dead disco and lost club classics and is something of a lost club classic himself. (spinning at last MUSK 1/28).
Favorite Quotations overheard at MUSK: “It’s like we’re all dancing in our own bedroom” “…more Brooklyn, than Boston.” “…reminds me of the old Haymarket (infamous Boston bar/danceclub), you never know who’s gonna walk in the door” “Where’s that jumprope?”
At the center of MUSK is curator/DJ Area D, frontman for Plunge Into Death and one of the creative forces of Varietae.
“I wanted to create a vortex where anything could happen under the auspicious of a friendly neighborhood dance party”.
But why must the music end? “Booking, promoting, producing, DJing and being the soundguy for weekly event consumes much energy, you hardly get a chance to catch your breath and there is another show going up. I’ve lately been drawn to create more events outside the parameters of a bar and I want to concentrate my booking efforts on the upcoming Tour de Plunge bike tour of Europe.”
DJ Nitetrain, Area D and Plunge Into Death will be on MoFo Radio on WZBCMoFo Radio airs on WZBC 90.3 FM and on WZBC.org from 10:00 'til 1:00Wednesday, January 14 to talk about the show.
It wasn't so long ago I held down a Musk myself alongside Agent M and Nitetrain and I'm psyched to finally get him into the studio! Musk has become a disco noise rock dirty dance staple in JP and it will be a shame to see this night go. Catch up with the crew Wednesday for a pre-send off to the main event.