Saturday, June 6, 2015

Melodies 002 (Floating Points and Love On The Run's new record label)


If you don't know what this is by looking at it straight away, well I'll be happy as heck to turn you onto our next few releases. After we press up another run of Taxie "Rock Don't Stop" Melodies 001, we've got some really nice records licensed from the original artists lined up your way...

Mike Lundy "Rhythm of Life"



It's a real grower isn't it? I was happy enough to get the first run reissue after making some phone calls and some death threats to all connected people involved. However I heard Alhoa Got Soul has run a second press, so don't cry about missing out on the first run, it should be available enough to satisfy your rare groove jones, until the next unavailable "must have it" comes along!

Love On The Run at Air A Danser Thursday, June 18th with Steve Shakewell


Thursday, June 18th I'll be wearing my summer gear and playing some tropical cuts and soulful sounds of yesteryear for your outdoor listening pleasures with the resident homey Steve Shakewell, aka Balearic Sandals aka Uncle Steve. It is an afterwork thing, so come mellow out and drown your daily life away in tropical punch and the accompanying soundtrack...

Josh Goldman at Morning Fever, Montreal

One of my long time record buddies is about to bless Montreal with some killer sounds. Josh aka Replay came to NYC and did his thing, and no doubt he will melt some faces off for our friends in Montreal. Keep your eyes peeled, use your google skills and whatever you have to do to find out the location of this secret jam, because those Morning Fever jams are a hell of a good underground time.

Saturday June 13th 2015
Morning Fever w/JOSH GOLDMAN
$15.00 | Portes | Doors @ 10:00pm

Taxie "Rock Don't Stop" Melodies 001 with Floating Points & Love On The Run


My buddy Floating Points and I have finally launched our reissue record label "Melodies", and the first release on the label is a west coast Disco rarity by Taxie "Rock Don't Stop". It's a party platter that we've been playing at our club nights for some time now, and it's scarcity has lead original copies of this little 7" to fetch crazy amounts of $ on auction. So for this, we bring this official reissue with the original band members involvement to you, without the hefty price tag. Straight from the master tapes, and pressed onto a loud 12" for maximum Disco impact, Rock Don't Stop is now available at finer record stores for your very own collection. It's also worth mentioning that this issue comes with a vintage alternate mix from the original engineer with a louder bass drum to bust those speaker stacks at your next party. BLAP BLAP BLAP shots fired!


We've also inaugurated the label's first release with an awesome little 'zine called Melozine. There are fantastic vintage photos, interviews, record charts from friends and family, record store lists and ephemera for your viewing pleasure. Don't miss it, and for those fretting over the quick sell out, another press is coming soon...

Thanks for your support!

Essential summer listening: "From This Dream" mix by McBoing Boing

McBoing Boing has been in the kitchen stewing savory tropical disco sounds for our ears. Freshly served and ready to play:

https://soundcloud.com/dj-mcboing-boing/from-this-dream-2015-island-mix

You can catch him live at Turntables on the Hudson playing these tunes and more on Saturday, June 13th...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gentle "Easy Greasy" LIVE at Secret Rendezvous 5/2/15



The magnetic Janet from Gentle singing "Easy Greasy" live at Secret Rendezvous - 5/2/15, 2:30am in NYC, Starvue, BK.

This night was a dream come true for many. Thank you to the entire family for coming out and making this possible, as well as everyone else in attendance that helped make this night so special. You know who you are. This all began with the pursuit of a physical object, a copy of the vinyl record, but ended with something much greater than the tangible. Welcome to a higher plane.

"Satisfaction is in the mind"

Peace,
Love On The Run

*DJs of the evening were Nick the Record & Love On the Run with surprise guests on the decks Nydia Ines, Alexander Dimitriades, and "Gentle" Janet on the microphone.

Nick the Record and Love On The Run at Secret Rendezvous 5/2/15


Did you hear about the surprise guests?

More to come on that soon...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tower of Power "Just Make a Move (and Be Yourself)



CURRENT MOOD

Mark Gurney mix for Secret Rendezvous!

One of the UK's original soul boys Mark Gurney hammers together a brilliant mix of Soul, Boogie and Disco tunes for Love On The Run's Secret Rendezvous blog!

If you are in London this weekend be sure to check out his next Independent Movement gig in the UK with Sadar Bahar!



https://soundcloud.com/secret-rendezvous/mark-gurney-mix-for-secret-rendezvous

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Return of Secret Rendezvous


Secret Rendezvous the all night dance party returns to BK serving up the heaviest Disco, Soul and dance music from the outer zones, guaranteed to make your head spin and your hot body boogie.

This will be a very special evening for us all, guaranteeing both the sweetest and toughest of tunes, with a brilliant analog sound system and intimate loft style atmosphere to satisfy the most discerning tastes when it comes to a quality underground nightlife experience.

Special guest from the west coast Josh Goldman, globally respected record dealer and DJ, as well as the man behind "Secret Weapon Time" edit label will be making his long awaited first ever NYC DJ appearance.

Secret Rendezvous curator and NYC native DJ Love On The Run is back for his first local gig in 2015 with a fresh box of rare vinyl, and test presses for his upcoming Melodies record label partnership with UK's Floating Points.

It will be a family affair, as all are welcome to bump and hustle with us to deep cuts you may never hear out elsewhere again. This one is not to be missed!

You must RSVP "SECRET RENDEZVOUS 1/24/15" for necessary entry on the guest list, address etc: starvue234@gmail.com

The Joubert Singers - Stand on the Word



Classic NYC gospel record, discovered and broke onto the scene by the legendary Walter Gibbons in the '80s. He found it, loved it and turned it into such a classic that it has maintained appeal at parties with dancers all over the globe.