Once a programmer on the famed KALX 90.7FM, DJ Patrick is an Oakland-based disc jockey with deep crates and a preference for off-kilter house and disco obscurities. He is a co-founder and resident DJ of the Brouhaha collective, and creative director of the fledging Fault Radio.
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZgadp3a5Ls DJP: “Deep house of the highest order. Produced by Ed Marshall and released in 1995, this instant classic features playful keys, a rolling bassline, and the most incredible atmosphere. As the track unfolds, a female voice recites mantras to send dancers into a dreamlike spiral. It’s no wonder prices for this obscurity skyrocketed in the past year. Luckily, the folks over at World Building have rereleased this tune plus a couple others from Ed on separate EPs into one essential compilation. Don’t sleep on it!”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGVCxNaqr7c DJP: “Big fan of Innershades since hearing their releases on Creme Organization. This one oddly enough is on Defected from a compilation selected by none other than DJ Haus, the head honcho behind Unknown to the Unknown. I believe that’s the kind of bizarre pairing that brings out the best in electronic music, and so here were left to enjoy such fruits. A soaring, Knuckles-esque roller that’s bonafide heart sweller.”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byz8wNc2SEo DJP: “Boogie slash synth-funk bordering into the protohouse zone. From 1983. The groove on this 6 minuter could last forever, so I get where they’re coming from with the song title.”
Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-22W-RZ3C9A DJP: “Kalahari Oyster Cult was on fire this year. My bandcamp purchase history will back me up on this. They occasionally will release records only on vinyl, and this compilation of Raymond Castoldi’s work is one of them. It’s a favor to all the collectors since purchasing all of the originals would set you back several hundreds of dollars. Worth every penny though. Here’s the little blurb the Oyster Cult wrote on their bandcamp about this release:
“Although people primarily know Castoldi for being the music director and organist in Madison Square Garden, he also has a lesser known chapter of his life. In the early 1990s, Raymond released 6 EPs on his imprint X-Ray Records. By coupling his musical education with a four-on-the-floor club pattern, Castoldi managed to create a jazzy vibe with spacious sounds and keyboard jams, all coalescing into a relaxing atmosphere that would eventually become the signature sound of 90’s deep house.””
DJP: “This one’s from a friend out in Paris! Nice five tracker EP with a solid range of tunes. A1 entitled Dinguzer is an epic riser meant to be used at the peak of a night. On the other end of the energy spectrum is 49 RDC (epoque poly) B3. a simple percussive exercise, almost electro-like in nature, that sits alongside lovely, serene ambiance.”