24 December 2010

"La Danse Des Grands Singes Nus" 45



Super rare Afro jazz soundtrack for an early 70's French "Tarzan" TV show. Check out the cool jungle sounds!

19 December 2010

18 November 2010

Next RENDEZVOUS! (December 1st)


Join us on Wednesday, December 1st for our monthly clandestine gathering we call RENDEZVOUS! This week we welcome very special guest DJ Andres Renteria! Word has it that Signore Renteria will be spinning an ALL 45's set! Expect to hear 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! We are also happy to announce that the evening's film selections will be guest curated by Dr. Who's one and only Dina J! Ms. J is in charge of the visuals and we cannot wait to see what she brings. This promises to be another fun-filled night of music, film, friends, food (yes, a food truck!), and of course booze!

11 October 2010

RENDEZVOUS! Live Mix Series


Click on the Sound Cloud link (under the "Contact" heading) to listen to and/or download live mixes by Adrian Younge, Phers-1, and yours truly for a limited time. Stay tuned for mixes by DJ Mza and other RENDEZVOUS! guests soon to be announced!

23 September 2010

Wiseacre returns to RENDEZVOUS! (Wednesday, October 6th)



Wiseacre returns to RENDEZVOUS on Wednesday, October 6th! Monsieur W, along with residents Alfonso, Jimmy, Adrian Younge & Phers-1 will be spinning 60s & 70s soundtracks, library, funk, soul, and lots of groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives (plus lots of new and rare goodies from the crate of the ol' wise ...one!). Classic films from the 60's & 70's by Polanski, Brass, and Franco will also be screening on the big screens. PLUS, a food truck will be parked on the premises! This promises to be another great night of music, film, & friends...don't sleep!

24 August 2010

RENDEZVOUS! (Wednesday, September 1st)



Join resident DJ's Alfonso, Jimmy, Adrian Younge, & Phers-1 on Wednesday, September 1st as RENDEZVOUS! returns for their next monthly session at Verdugo Bar! Your hosts will be taking you on a virtual trip around the world with their assorted array of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, Turkish & Persian protest pop, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! PLUS, screening on the big screens will be a thrilling Italian b-movie double-feature: "Assassination in Rome" (1963) & "Espionage in Tangiers" (1965).

23 August 2010

Buy this NOW!



Just got this in the mail today and WOW...what a reissue!! Light in the Attic Records just released a limited number (2000) of Gainsbourg's classic & controversial LP, "Jane Birkin-Serge Gainsbourg". This beautiful LP comes loaded with 180-gram vinyl, French/English lyrics, a bonus 45 in a b&w picture sleeve of "La Chanson De Slogan" & "Orang Outan", detailed liner notes, and a never before seen Jane and Serge comic drawn by artist David Lasky. How much for this you ask? Only $16.99 through Dusty Groove! These are gonna go quick, so get yours ASAP!

26 July 2010

RENDEZVOUS! with Special Guest DJ Marzon





Join us on Wednesday, August 4 as RENDEZVOUS welcomes its two newest residents, Adrian Younge & Phers-1! These two phenomenal DJ's bring some much needed talent to the night, as the OG's have been known to scare away customers with their 60's faux vampire/space adventure soundtracks & obnoxious cosmic disco re-edits. The new RENDEZVOUS collective will be spinning 60s & 70s soundtracks, library, funk, soul, and lots of groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! Joining us for the night will be very special guest DJ Marzon (Bridges, LA). Marzon expertly blends tasteful selections of funk & soul in his DJ sets that are not to missed. 60's & 70's Italian cop films, French spy capers, & other rare b-movie classics will also be screening on the big screens. PLUS, a food truck will be parked on the premises! This promises to be a great night of music, film, & friends...don't sleep!

02 July 2010

Meet Adrian Younge & Phers1 at the next RENDEZVOUS! (July 7)


Join us next Wednesday, July 7th as we welcome special guest DJs Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra, Wax Poetics Records) & Phers-1 (DP Sound, Bridges, LA)! We will be spinning 60s & 70s soundtracks, library, funk, soul, and lots of groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! Don't miss this one!

DJ Adrian Younge: Adrian 'AJ' Younge was both a composer and an editor on the 2009 Sundance Film Festival blaxploitation spoof “Black Dynamite.” Younge created the original score by using instruments and analog recording equipment from the 70s.

DJ Phers1: One of the founding members of DP SOUND/BRIDGES CREW best know for their events BRIDGES & IRATION. Phers1 believes the DJ's main duty is to make sure the dancefloor is constantly moving. To accomplish this task he draws on virtually every genre be it hip hop, dancehall, roots reggae,soul, broken beat, bmore, baile funk, gettotech, crunk, hyphy, soulful house, dnb- you get the picture.

30 May 2010

Meet DJ Mza at the RENDEZVOUS! on Wednesday, June 2nd!


Join us on Wednesday, June 2nd as our very special guest, DJ Mza (Jazzercise, Soul Circle Radio, LA) will be dropping an exclusive ALL 45's set! Expect to be taken on a musical quest filled with soulful global sounds - old stuff, new stuff, good stuff! Your illegal resident aliens will no doubt be hijacking the decks from time to time to ruin the vibe with their mind-bending selections of Turkish & Persian protest pop, psychedelia, space-age cosmic weirdness, Euro soundtracks, and carelessly crafted re-edits. We will also be screening two classic Euro b-movies: police crime caper “Revolver” (Italy, 1972) & French spy thriller “Furia A Bahia Pour OSS 117” (1965).

28 May 2010

DJ Alfonso Live on Soul Circle Radio!


Tune in at SoulCircleRadio.com on Saturday, May 29th from noon to 2PM to get your dose of library music, soundtracks, and other groovy oddities from around the globe!

27 April 2010

RENDEZVOUS! at Verdugo Bar on Friday, April 30th!


Join us this Friday, April 30th, for a special edition of RENDEZVOUS! We will be spinning all your favorite Turkish & Persian protest pop, psychedelic rock, space-age cosmic weirdness, 60's & 70's Euro soundtracks, and live re-edits on the SP-303! We will also be screening one of the great taboo-smashers of the late '60s - Attraction (Nerosubianco) directed by Tinto Brass.

9PM and no cover! 21+

@Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065

24 April 2010

Cinco de Mayo RENDEZVOUS!


Join us on Cinco de Mayo as we welcome special guest DJs Leenda Karina (Minijupe, LA) and Hey Mesa (Sugarfoot, LA). They will be sharing their collection of 45 beat, soul, and funk classics as well as Mexican psych and garage gems! Your resident punyeteros will no doubt be jumping on the decks from time to time to fill your ears with 60's Latin grooves, cosmic cumbia re-edits, and Spanish horror soundtracks. We will also be screening classic Mexican b-movies starring everybody’s favorite luchadores Santo and Blue Demon! Enjoy tequila & food truck specialties while watching Santo kick ass to a psychploitation soundtrack!

9PM and no cover! 21+

@Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065

07 April 2010

RENDEZVOUS! is tonight! (Wednesday, April 7)


Lent is over, spring break is here, and it's time for you to return to your heathen ways. Let's drink & watch movies that were banned by the Vatican! On Wednesday, April 7th, we will be screening "All'onorevole Piacciono Le Donne" (Italy, 1972) & "I Am Curious" (Sweden, 1968). I will also be handing out copies of my latest mix CD, "Sound Library Mix, Vol. 2." It comes in a snazzy paste on mini LP sleeve and is mastered by Smokratz himself!

Your resident DJs will be providing the soundtrack for the evening, and will include all your favorite psych, library, soundtracks, ethnic fuzz, and even a little live space echo!

25 March 2010

Who is C.V.S.?



C.V.S. are the initials for sound guru and scientific mind Count Nicolas Bourbaki Von Smokratz. I had the distinct pleasure of making the acquaintance of Herr Smokratz at a social function recently, and after a much-heated discussion on sound theory, he agreed to master my latest mix CD. And for those of you self-confessed music trivia nerds, yes, this is the same Smokratz of Syd Barrett fame (you know...the 1969 four-track recording)! Aside from his musical endeavors, C.V.S. is also a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Nation of Poldevia. I'm currently trying to convince Herr Smokratz of adding "DJ" to his curriculum vitae, so who knows? Maybe a guest DJ set at RENDEZVOUS!? I'll keep you posted!

24 March 2010

New Mix Release Date...


I am pleased to announce a new collection of music for your discerning ears. This mix includes music by Umiliani, Alessandroni, Piccioni, Morricone, Whitefield Bros., Astatke, Massiera, and many other soundtrack & sound library luminaries. I am also very honored to have had the one and only Count Von Smokratz (C.V.S.) master this for me! The sound is simply astounding, I'm sure you will agree. Copies of this new mix will be distributed at the next RENDEZVOUS! at Verdugo Bar on Wednesday, April 7th. It will also soon be available here for download.

21 February 2010

The Return of Leenda Karina to RENDEZVOUS! (3/3)


We just couldn't get enough of Leenda Karina at our last RENDEZVOUS!, so on Wednesday, March 3rd, she'll be be back! Leenda's got the grooviest selections of international freakbeat, US garage, UK psych, and other audio delicacies - all packed into a cool little 45's record box. If you missed her on the 15th, now's your chance to catch her amazing DJ set(s)! As always, your resident agents will pollute your ears with their assorted array of Turkish & Persian protest pop, psychedelia, space-age cosmic weirdness, Euro soundtracks, and live re-edits. We will also be screening two 60’s b-movie legends: Soledad Miranda in "Vampyros Lesbos," & Jean Gabin in "Le Pacha."

10PM and no cover! 21+

@Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065

06 February 2010

From the archives..."The Voodou Ju Ju Drug" - Part 2 by R. Pultek



This week I present side 2 (or part 2) of "The Voodou Ju Ju Drug." It's basically the same track, but this one has some cool sitar, an African style vocal scat, and more screaming & moaning! I also found out from an undercover French source that "R. Pultek" is indeed Msr. Nilovic, and that this 45 is extremely rare and difficult to find. Dig it! (Download link in the comments)

04 February 2010

Meet Leenda at the RENDEZVOUS! (Feb. 15)



Join us on Monday, February 15th as we welcome our very special guest DJ, Leenda Karina (Minijupe, Love Buzz, Love Maker, LA) to RENDEZVOUS! She will be bringing her record box of international freakbeat, US garage, UK psych, and other audio delicacies - all on vinyl of course. Inevitably, your hosts plan on hijacking the decks from time to time to interject their assorted array of Turkish & Persian protest pop, psychedelia, space-age cosmic weirdness, Euro soundtracks, and new re-edits specially crafted for your ears (& brain!) by yours truly. We will also be screening two 60’s b-movie classics: Jess Franco’s "Venus in Furs" & a 1967 made for French TV cult classic, “Anna.”

10PM and no cover! 21+

@ Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, CA, 90065

01 February 2010

From the archives..."The Voodou Ju Ju Drug" - Part 1 by R. Pultek



This week's offering is a French, afro-styled freakbeat number with hard & heavy drumming and prerequisite screaming & moaning. The rumor out there is that the composer, R. Pultek, is actually a pseudonym for sound library maestro Janko Nilovic. Anybody out there know for sure? Apparently, there was a series of "Voodoo Ju Ju" 45's released and most of them are credited to Nilovic & Davy Jones (including one under the name K. PYTHACUNTHAPUSERECTUS - I'll post this one in the coming weeks). Click the play button and listen for yourself (or download it, if you're really nuts!). Next week it's side 2! (Download link in the comments)

08 January 2010

RENDEZVOUS! at Verdugo Bar on Monday, January 18th!



Join us on Monday, January 18th as we celebrate both our first event of 2010, as well as the one year anniversary of RENDEZVOUS! at Verdugo Bar. We will be filling your ears with Turkish fuzz, psych, incredibly strange cosmic funk, library grooves, 60's & 70's Euro soundtracks, and other global oddities, while you fill your belly with high quality beers! We will also be screening a special 60's b-movie double feature - "Assassination in Rome" & "Espionage in Tangiers" (with subtitles!)
10PM and no cover! 21+

3408 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, CA, 90065

04 January 2010

Staff Carpenborg & The Electric Corona: All Men... (1970 Fantastic Party Krautrock Funk Psychedelic)

Fantastically weird video! This track can be found on an amazing compilation called "Psych-Funk 101" on World Psychedelic Classics (I pull this record out of my crate at the very end of the RENDEZVOUS! promo reel...scroll down to November 28!). Pick it up at your favorite record store or order direct from Stones Throw!