May 16th, 2013Fania Armada Club & Pop-Up Store
Real Happy to be Back again with the Tampa dream team DJs LESAGE & CASPER at their weekly sunday get down, the legendary OL DIRTY SUNDAYS.
food, drinks, vibes.
The next batch of tunes on the bosq of whiskey barons project with Ubiquity Records has just been made available for pre-order. This double 12″ features 2 tracks off the upcoming album, a 12″ only alternate mix of “Up & Down”, as well as a 12″ only cut “keep movin”. Can’t thank everyone over at Ubiquity enough for always going above and beyond on the quality of these pressings.
The first 12″ features a healthy portion of what my good homies Soul Clap would call “crew love”. Production help from my nitetime brethren and dj legend Kon (keep an eye out for his LP coming on BBE), Killer bass grooves from producer/ dj Serge Gamesbourg and absolutely filthy horn work from multi instrumentalist / producer Evan Laflamme. The b-side is something I concocted while trapped inside for a few days during a blizzard in-between shoveling 5 foot piles of snow. It started as just riffing off Movin’ On then became enough of it’s own beast to warrant some space on wax (in my opinion anyways!). Once the snow cleared I took it over to the wizard Yuki Kanesaka to replace my shitty key playing.
The second 12″ is another collaboration with Kaleta of Zozo afrobeat, this time all instrumental. I completely re-did the arrangement/ drums/ keyboard parts/ everything else so many times on this track that I eventually settled on releasing 2 different mixes to allow myself to really go full “house” on one and organic on the other. The house mix felt a little inspired by tracks like “the conversation” to me hence the nyc 91 mix title.
Huge shout to everyone who helped out on these records, to my Whiskey Baron brethren The Bogart for countless listens and critiques, and to Ubiquity for always going above and beyond.
Excited to be back down in Orlando with the Lazy Afternoon crew for sweaty funky evening at the Sandwich bar.
Friday May 10, 2013. come get down to some BOOGIE DISCO FUNK GARAGE flavor.
If you’re in touch with us at all on the other social media platforms I’m sure you’ve seen me plugging these projects I’m very excited to be doing with the legendary Ubiquity Records. For the first 12″, which has been out for a few months now, I was lucky enough to work with Afrobeat Legend Kaleta, who grew up in Nigeria playing with the one and only Fela Kuti as well as King Sunny Ade and many others.
feel free to cop that over here at the ubiquity site
Also keep your eyes out for the follow up 2×12 coming soon and then the full length album! You can check the two songs with Kaleta below.
bosq of whiskey barons ft. Kaleta – Dem Know
bosq of whiskey barons ft. Kaleta – More Heavy
As some of you may or may not know, I’ve been working with our good homie Kon (of the legendary on track mixes and off track comps) for the last few years helping out with the multi-track remixes, all the kon & the gang material, and various remixes like this one for soul clap. Along the way we built up a handful of (mostly) original sort of boom-bap-ish house tracks that all fit together for a project we called Nitetime. The 12″ (Jive Talk) was picked up by Australian label Future Classic and came out last spring
Coming up, I co-produced 2 tracks on the forthcoming Kon 12″ and we collaborated on a remix of the legendary Matthew Larkin Cassel track “Heaven” for a compilation, both on soul clap records.
*Oh and to clear something up, I’ve been credited as everything from Mr Whiskey to The Whiskey Baron to Amphibious and now finally Bosq on a lot of this stuff – some due to mistakes but mostly due to my own inability to decide on a solo name. I’m trying to simplify and anything from now on should be as bosq of whiskey barons. Which will lead us to catching up pt. 2.
-Ben aka Bosq
psyched to be playing some funky dance tunes with Brenden Wesley and William Martin at middlesex 2/2/13 as guests for their Gallery party. come get loose.
It’s 2013! and we’re happy to be back at home base, the funnest party. Our home for funky eclectic boogie down music.