Deep Crate Collective, Charts


What's been gracing the decks of D-Mac, Neville C. and The Secret Chimp (new releases and crate digging delights, its all here), updated regularly.





Author: DJ D-Mac

Summer 2010 has been a great one for music, with a triumph from Big Boi, Eminem's return to chart dominance, and Kelis' rebirth as a straight-up disco diva. I'm feeling these and more.

1.  Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm [N.E.E.T.] 0s metal riffs, hyper-distorto hip-hop beats, girly vocals. What reads like a hot mess on paper becomes a raucous summer juggernaut in the hands of Sleigh Bells. Unique, utterly disposable and insanely loud, my favorite album of the summer!

2.  Jamie Lidell - I Wanna Be Your Telephone (Tiga's Party Like It's 19909 Remix) [Warp Records] Tiga gives Jamie Lidell's cranky funk single a beat-heavy rework. Nice.

3.  Big Boi - Tangerine [Def Jam Recordings] On top of synth squelches, overdriven guitar and a drumline rhythm, Big Boi urges his girl to shake it like a tambourine.

4.  Duff Disco - Gimme Some Bucks [Duff Disco] he JB's classic You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight--with that catchy-as-hell guitar riff--gets a chugging disco rework. Perfect for a late night dancefloor when folks are feeling especially funky.

5.  Kelis - 4th of July (Fireworks) [Interscope] A real departure from her previous left-field R&B hits like Milkshake, this is straight-up house, tastefully and expertly produced to hit all the pleasure buttons just right. In a perfect world, it'd bump Gaga off the charts.

6.  La Roux - Bulletproof (Hyper Crush Remix) [promo-only MP3] LA day-glo party maniacs Hyper Crush crank up the electro to 11. Undeniable.

7.  Milkman - Mucho Fresco [promo-only MP3] Latin hip-hop with those so-hot-right-now martial snares and a bit of digital cumbia. Dope!

8.  El Coco - Afrodesia / Coco Kane (Eddie Tour Edit) [Disco Deviance] From the Disco Deviance collection, Eddie Tour re-edits El Coco into a 12+ minute tribal disco epic.

9.  Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dog With A Rope [Tru Thoughts] Title track and lead single off the latest Quantic release. Dub Reggae meets Latin horns in a brilliant tropical soundclash. The soundtrack for your next BBQ.

10.  Minority Band - Live [Peoples Potential Unlimited] Lead cut off the amazing Peoples' Potential Unlimited Family Album, a jaw-dropping collection of unknown/unheard/under-appreciated disco, funk and boogie gems from the late 70s/early 80s. Lovingly and obessively compiled by DC's own Andrew Morgan.

11.  Mynabirds - Numbers Don't Lie [Saddle Creek Records] Like what recording in Memphis did for Dusty Springfield, DC indie-pop songstress Laura Burhenn moved to Omaha and found her blue-eyed soul. The whole album--What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood--feels like a lived-in pop-soul classic.


July 2010

07.27 Summer Beats
DJ D-Mac

May 2010

05.27 DC Record Fair scores
DJ D-Mac
05.19 Bad Habits
DJ D-Mac

December 2009

12.28 Italian Ice
DJ D-Mac

September 2009

09.27 Getting Caught Up
DJ D-Mac

April 2009

04.06 Strictly Forty-Fives
DJ D-Mac

March 2009

03.26 Out Like a Lamb
DJ D-Mac

December 2008

12.31 Mid-winter heat
DJ D-Mac

September 2008

09.29 Mixed Little Bag
DJ D-Mac

August 2008

08.13 Mid-summer heat
DJ D-Mac

July 2008

07.30 Digging Deep
DJ D-Mac

May 2008

05.21 Spring Mix
DJ D-Mac
05.01 Call it an addiction
DJ D-Mac

January 2008

01.15 I Got Som[e] More
DJ D-Mac

November 2007

11.02 I Got Som[e]
DJ D-Mac

October 2007

10.02 Nevilles Fall Faves
Neville C.

September 2007

09.01 Summer is almost gone
DJ D-Mac

July 2007

07.24 Summer Breaks
DJ D-Mac

May 2007

05.31 Summer classics ala Neville
Neville C.
05.31 Brush with Crateness
DJ D-Mac

April 2007

04.22 Warm it Up
DJ D-Mac
04.18 Is it Spring Yet?
Neville C.
04.01 Blossom Breaks
DJ D-Mac

March 2007

03.29 Spring in the Dancestep
DJ D-Mac

February 2007

02.17 Icy Cold Cuts
DJ D-Mac

January 2007

01.21 The Best of the 06
DJ D-Mac

December 2006

12.12 New Beats
DJ D-Mac

November 2006

11.07 Bossambanova!
Neville C.

October 2006

10.25 Secret Weapons
The Secret Chimp

September 2006

09.26 Discocity
DJ D-Mac
09.21 Sevens-Up!
DJ D-Mac

August 2006

08.19 Hot August Night
DJ D-Mac
08.15 Summer [break] Madness
DJ D-Mac