Dynamite 2 Year Anniversary w/ special guest Dante Carfagna

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Sunday, September 1, we will be celebrating 2 YEARS of Dynamite Funky Soul party at Mass Ave. Pub. It is our pleasure to provide Indianapolis with a weekly dedicated funk & soul night sharing the best records from our collections.

Joining us for a special guest DJ set will be Chicago record collector/writer/producer/music historian/DJ Dante Carfagna. Dante has been a writer and editor for Wax Poetics magazine, produced music for Professor Griff of Public Enemy, released two self titled albums under the name Express Rising, plays a key role in compiling obscure, re-issue, unrealesed albums for Numero Group, Cali-Tex, Stones Throw, Jazzman, & Chocolate Industries. He is also writing a book on funk 45 RPM records along with DJ Shadow. You can catch Dante along with Courtland Green at Danny’s Tavern in Bucktown every first Wed. of the month for Chicago’s longest running funk & soul night Sheer Magic.

Be sure to join us Sunday, Sept.1 for a great night of music. See you there!

Check out the new Express Rising album & buy it from Numero Group or your local record store.

The Pearls - “Shooting High”

The Pearls - “Shooting High” w/ “Can I Call You Baby” (LAMP)

Indianapolis, Indiana was home to several great independent funk & soul labels in the late 60’s & 70’s. Herb Miller’s LAMP Records was a dominant force in the scene. LAMP had some heavyweight groups such as The Vanguards, Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, The Ebony Rhythm Band, The Pearls and more.

One of the stand out sweet soul 45s on the label for me is The Pearls. This is a definite two-sider. “Shooting High” is an uptempo feel good track with sweet vocals and a nice groove backed by LAMP house band The Ebony Rhythm Band. “Can I Call You Baby” is a great female vocal ballad with beautiful harmonies throughout and killer drums by Matthew “Fatback” Watson. 

Tonight! We welcome special guests Natasha Diggs and DJ Spam!
Natasha Diggs is a Brooklyn based DJ and resident at one of New York City’s premier 45 parties, Mobile Mondays. She has shared the decks with some heavyweight 45 collectors such as DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, Supreme La Rock, and DJ Scratch. You can catch Natasha spinning 45’s with DJ Scratch on his online radio show at www.scratchvision.com.
DJ Spam is soulful sister who loves digging for rare soul 45s and DJ’ing underground parties around Cincinnati.
Come out and get down with us!

Tonight! We welcome special guests Natasha Diggs and DJ Spam!

Natasha Diggs is a Brooklyn based DJ and resident at one of New York City’s premier 45 parties, Mobile Mondays. She has shared the decks with some heavyweight 45 collectors such as DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, Supreme La Rock, and DJ Scratch. You can catch Natasha spinning 45’s with DJ Scratch on his online radio show at www.scratchvision.com.

DJ Spam is soulful sister who loves digging for rare soul 45s and DJ’ing underground parties around Cincinnati.

Come out and get down with us!

DYNAMITE NOW STARTING AT 10PM!!! Beginning this Sunday, May 6th, we will be getting the party started a little earlier at 10:00pm for the spring/summer. Thanks for your support and getting down with us! See you Sunday.
peace
-Salazar

DYNAMITE NOW STARTING AT 10PM!!! Beginning this Sunday, May 6th, we will be getting the party started a little earlier at 10:00pm for the spring/summer. Thanks for your support and getting down with us! See you Sunday.

peace

-Salazar

This past Friday I had the honor of doing an opening DJ set for The Diplomats of Solid Sound + T Bird and The Breaks show at Radio Radio here in Indianapolis. I picked up all the 7” releases both bands had with them and wanted to share a couple stand out tracks and shed some light on these two funky bands.

The Diplomats of Solid Sound are a soul/funk band out of Iowa City, Iowa. Their sound is reminiscent of Motown, Stax, and the more recent Daptone record labels. They started off as an all instrumental band with their first 7” release “Bullfrog Boogalo/Willie’s Theme” on their own Prescription Records label in 2001. Since then they have added the lovely female vocals of The Diplomettes and have had releases on Estrus, Butterfly, VampiSoul, Pravda, Speed Nebraska, and their current label Record Kicks. My stand out track of the 45s I picked up is “Pork Chop” on the Estrus Records label. I’m really diggin the design of the picture sleeve with greasy finger prints all over it. The record itself is a nice grayish marble colored vinyl. Pork Chop is a great instrumental uptempo funky soul jam. Soon as I put the needle to the groove I was jamming. Open drum break followed by a sweet guitar riff, groovy bassline and killer keys. “Pork Chop” will definitely be in rotation at Dynamite. For more info on the band check out their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DiplomatsOfSolidSound

T Bird and the Breaks is a rocking funky soul band out of Austin, Texas. Friday night was my first listen to the band and I felt influences of soul, funk, blues, southern rock, and hip hop in their music. They put on killer show of original music and did a nice cover of Aloe Blacc’s “I need a Dollar”. T Bird and The Breaks have had several releases since 2009. Their current EP release is called “Dancehall Freakin”. The lead single off the new EP is the high energy “Just Gettin Started”. Indianapolis based producer/DJ K. Sabroso recently remixed the lead single to be released soon. My stand out track of the 45s is “Monkey Wrench”. (http://music.tbirdandthebreaks.com/album/monkey-wrench-b-w-nightshade-mary) Really diggin this funky joint. Check out the bands website for more info and to purchase music. http://tbirdandthebreaks.com/

The Diplomats of Solid Sound + T Bird on the Breaks are currently on tour together. Be sure to check them out in a city near you and also come out to Dynamite on Sundays where their records will be in rotation.

peace

-DJ Salazar

THUNDER SOUL

With the Heartland Film Festival going on right now in Indianapolis, I was reminded of an incredible film I saw at last years festival, Thunder Soul. Thunder Soul is a documentary about the Kashmere High School Stage Band and their band leader Conrad “Prof” Johnson from Houston,Texas. During the late 60’s and early to mid 70’s, the Kashmere Stage Band won several awards by bringing the funk to more conservative high school stage band competitions across the nation. The film gives you some history on the band and follows alumni as they reunite 35 years later to perform for their 92 year old band leader. Check out the trailer below.

Now-Again records recently released the deluxe edition of Texas Thunder Soul (1968 - 1974) with a dvd containing a mini doc. by Charles Porter, and the short Making of Thunder Soul by B+ and Flying Lotus.

Be sure to stop through Dynamite tonight where the Kashmere Stage Band is in heavy rotation.

Peace,

-Salazar

Dynamite is tonight! To get you hype, here is a snippet of my set from a couple weeks ago. Enjoy!



Salazar Live @ Dynamite September 18 2011 by Dynamite Funky Soul Party

Dynamite is tonight! To get you hype, here is a snippet of my set from a couple weeks ago. Enjoy!

Salazar Live @ Dynamite September 18 2011 by Dynamite Funky Soul Party

Nuvo printed an article on Dynamite this week! Check it out on the Nuvo music blog here:
http://www.nuvo.net/MusicBlog/archives/2011/09/23/dynamite-dance-party-brings-back-vinyl
Big thanks to Kyle Long and Nuvo for the article.

Nuvo printed an article on Dynamite this week! Check it out on the Nuvo music blog here:

http://www.nuvo.net/MusicBlog/archives/2011/09/23/dynamite-dance-party-brings-back-vinyl

Big thanks to Kyle Long and Nuvo for the article.

Digging this new funky soul mix from past Dynamite guest DJ Metrognome! Start your weekend off right and give this a listen. You can catch Metrognome doing his thing every Tuesday @ Coaches and every Thursday @ Room 929.     
metrognome:

Here is my latest mix… just some jams that I like. Again, this was not intended to be on some Keb Darge rarity factor ish, just funky and soulful jams that have been touched up by some really dope DJ’s and producers. Hope you enjoy it!
For streaming and one-track downloads, go HERE.
For the full, tracked-out, iTunes ready version, use THIS LINK.

Digging this new funky soul mix from past Dynamite guest DJ Metrognome! Start your weekend off right and give this a listen. You can catch Metrognome doing his thing every Tuesday @ Coaches and every Thursday @ Room 929.     

metrognome:

Here is my latest mix… just some jams that I like. Again, this was not intended to be on some Keb Darge rarity factor ish, just funky and soulful jams that have been touched up by some really dope DJ’s and producers. Hope you enjoy it!


For streaming and one-track downloads, go HERE.

For the full, tracked-out, iTunes ready version, use THIS LINK.

Be sure to come through Mass Ave. Pub this Sunday night and every  Sunday night for Dynamite! Classic breaks, funk, soul, rock, disco and  more! Hope to see you there.
Peace
-Salazar

Be sure to come through Mass Ave. Pub this Sunday night and every Sunday night for Dynamite! Classic breaks, funk, soul, rock, disco and more! Hope to see you there.

Peace

-Salazar