“Soul as it’s called, is something that you feel from within and you do it spontaneously. and its not something that you learn to do. and it is not something that you read and you do it well. you have to have a natural feeling for it.”
Christopher officially has a night at Carbon in Culver City! O U T E R D R I V E is every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and features our friends Jordan and Christian. Tomorrow will be their first night with a special guest DJ – Tommy Moye. The boys will be spinning vinyl all night, so come by and say hi if you live in LA!
One of the best things about vinyl and collecting records is the cover art. While I don’t usually buy a record solely based on it’s artwork, a wall designed cover always grabs my attention. I mean, the artwork can range from straight up pictures of faces, to crazy patterns and nearly everything in between (like, seriously… how about this record I saw once at Amoeba… yup yup). Anyway, for a while Christopher was working in the Electronic section at the imfamous record store in Hollywood and while he was there, this amazing thing called #amoebawaxmuseum began to surface on Instagram. Hello… can we make this hashtag #trending, please? Anyway, our friend Gabby is one of the many people who are constantly adding to the “museum” aka posing with a record but replacing your face, hands – anything really with it. Genius, right? And some of them are totally hilarious. Here are some of my favorites…
I’ve been loving Portland-based band, The Miracles Club, for a while now but love turned into obsession when we finally got their “A New Love” record several weeks ago and the U&Me 12″ to add to our ever-growing vinyl collection. The group’s late 80’s – early 90’s Hacienda revival, dance-inducing beats puts you into a piano-driven acid house trance – unpretentiously cool. The new video for their song “U&Me” is super fun and incredibly entertaining. All the footage from the video was crowd-sourced from fans via this video where Ryan tells fans “All you need to do is dance” – and guess what? They D A N C E D. I really love the two dudes werkin’ it in the snow and the blonde chick dancing while her friend vogues in the background. #bestever
Oh, and if you dig this and you live in the LA area, you should come out to Christopher’s Outer Drive night at Carbon next Wednesday night – flyer below!
1. Holy Ghost! // It Gets Dark
2. AZARI & III // Manic
3. MK // Burning
4. Max Essa feat. D. C. Mathias // How Do You Feel? – Kim Ann Foxman Remix
5. James Curd // Don’t Really Care – feat. Devin Byrnes
6. The Miracles Club // U&Me
7. Midnight Magic // Beam Me Up – Jaques Renault Remix
8. Dajae // U Got Me Up – Danny Tenaglia’s Club Version
9. James Curd // Open Up Your Mind
10. Mario Basanov // Lonely Days
11. Charlie // Spacer Woman