Soul Clap, We Should Hang Out More
This Summer we celebrate our FIFTH year of Hanging Out More! So we have decided to put on some VERY special shows for you lovely people. To kick us off we have the almighty Soul Clap!
Charles Levine aka Lonely C and Eli Goldstein aka Bamboozle cut their teeth in Boston during the 90’s rave heyday and quickly learned the power of P.L.U.R., a commitment to PEACE LOVE UNITY & RESPECT in the community, on the dancefloor, and in the DJ booth. They found an early mentor in Caril Mitro at local record shop Vinyl Connection, who taught them that HOUSE WEARS MANY HATS, “the ethos that the music we love comes in many shapes and sizes”. These values have led to a one-of-a-kind take on electronic music that breaks through limitations and genres with a deep commitment to carry on the traditions of our musical foremothers and fathers.
Spreading their wings beyond Boston, Soul Clap found acclaim through a series of edits, remixes and originals on Wolf + Lamb, and became a household name with their mixes of Extravaganza and Bakerman. They performed everywhere from The Marcy Hotel, to DC10, to Trouw, to Panorama Bar, to The Electric Pickle and on their travels discovered that EVERYBODY’S FREAKY UNDERNATURE’S KINGDOM. EFUNK sounds like modern electronic funk and became their calling card, as the title of their first album in 2012, which lead to a collaboration with George Clinton and honorary entry into the P-Funk family.
EFUNK remains a bridge between the discerning futurism of underground dance music and the charisma and boldness of the funk.
EFUNK was followed by contributions to legendary mix series: DJ Kicks, Fabric and Watergate, and a second album, SOUL CLAP in 2016. Meanwhile they launched Soul Clap Records (which Mixmag called one of the best disco labels of the last decade), joined forces with Wolf + Lamb to found the CREW LOVE collective, and continued to share the knowledge; teaching courses, leading workshops, speaking on panels and always including forgotten classics in their DJ sets.
By harnessing the past Soul Clap looks to the future. After exploring solo ventures, they come back together with a series of EPs beginning with Run It ft. Baby Bam on Classic Music Company and followed by releases on Soul Clap Records and the newly minted EFUNK label. All leading up to a new Soul Clap album and launch of The Soul Clap Band, whose first incarnation as an eight piece ensemble on the main stage at Movement Detroit was a highlight of 2017. In anticipation, Soul Clap takes their EFUNK party on the road, growing from Detroit, Miami and New York in 2018 and featuring musical legends of the house, funk and rave worlds.
We Should Hang Out More shall be breaking bread before them and making sure no one fills up on the entrées. Fresh from the release of our second E.P. on Midnight Riot and a series of festival slots across the country we'll return to what it all started as, warming folk up before the main event.
The stunning art as always from Big Jam and the Little Sho.