Sunday, September 06, 2009

Journey Into The Old School.. Pt 3..The Revenge..Second Edition  


Many people have been inquiring what the BeatElectric crew actually look like. It seems to be a real point of interest, which is a shame, as the blog was supposed to be about rare dance records and not our perceived celebrity status, which doesn't really mean anything to us as we are millionaires who live outside and above the normal restrictions and tier structure of society, but seeing as so many of you asked I'm posting the above picture of Kelley B, taken the other night at our two year anniversary party roller dance jam. This is a rare photo of Kelley smiling and as such is now a treasured part of the BE archives.

Today I'm posting three records that happened to be sat on the top of my stack, there is no theme or thread that links them other than I listened to them yesterday. An overlooked, weird disco banger, a mellow electro funk instrumental, and probably my favorite megamix record of all time...and so, with that, on to the crusty vinyl..

Blackwell's Boogie Down And Mess Around was my first signature disco tune. Its an album cut that was popular on the danefloor's of Spain (?) back in 1979, I have found two copies on separate occasions of Thrift Town, the ghetto thrift store on Mission in SF, both with the special edition strawberry red vinyl, and both with the awesome album cover of the naked chicks chasing one another. This should be an all time peak hour disco classic, why am I the only one that I know of who plays it? I gave my spare copy away, and that DJ doesn't play it either, wtf, am I off the mark on this one?

DO NOT BE IMPATIENT AND SKIP THROUGH THE TRACK..WAIT..sit through the intro and wait for the drop on this, it destroys dancefloors..

Blackwell - Boogie Down And Mess Around

I picked up this Fatback record in Norwich for a few quid, I hadn't heard of it before, its a lovely dubbed out electro boogie instrumental with a mellow swing to it. I will be playing it as I bbq octopus for the rest of the crew this afternoon. Life sucks..

Fatback - The Girl Is So Fine (Dance Version)


International press agencies like to claim that I'm the greatest DJ to ever come out of San Francisco via Norwich, and I'm flattered, but really instead of long articles about me, my fluctuating weight and the suicidal angst of whomever I have just kicked to the curb/broken up with, they should be writing about the true king of San Francisco, my man Cameron Paul. Producer of Salt'n'Peppa's Push It, collector of platinum records, and an early mentor of LeBaron's prior to LeBaron's tragic fall from grace with the bay area nightclub community of that period. A tale deserving of a post in itself.

I found this megamix at the famous yard sale in Redwood City, it was on the Mixx It label, a DJ subscription service and was on the B side of maybe Mixx It Volume 44 from 1993, the A side having some exclusive Janet Jackson remixes on it. I can't find the record right now, I lost it about 5 minutes after recording it, but I think the mix is called something like Journey Into The Old School (The Final Chapter) pt. 3 . If you have parts 1 and 2 of this mix off of earlier Mixx It records, then please, for the love of god, write in as Cameron Paul no longer picks up my calls. Short Ableton edited megamixes are popular right now, but has anyone of those kids put together a 15 minute mix of 30 or tracks that compares to this? He probably did this in the studio, with a bored look on his face, on the turntables in one take without a single time stretch or cracked serial number.

Cameron Paul - Journey Into The Old School (The Final Chapter) Part 3

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  • September 7, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

    haha i used to pull my dad's copy of "boogie down, mess around" into the hall closet and stare at the two hot, naked disco chicks when i was a wee lad...and you're right about this destroying dance floors!


  • September 7, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

    Many people have been inquiring what the BeatElectric crew actually look like.

    I'd guess that you guys look like: pasty white hipsters, wearing trucker hats and "ironic" t-shirts, skinny jeans, horn-rimmed black framed nerd glasses......


  • September 7, 2009 at 12:14 PM  

    Hipster fashion victims don't collect boogie records. They download them for free off of blogs.


  • September 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

    HA!

    I think Thurston is just projecting abit of jealousy as he ate one too many ice cream sandwiches and outgrew his skinny jeans.


  • September 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM  

    Cameron muthafucking Paul, I used to catch him at city nights, with the late DJ Cory, and Page Hodell, this was back in 89, damn he was a great DJ, so fluid, and believe it or not sober as a priest.

    The tragedy of the era was certainly Z-Cavaricci's and Dep gel.

    I don't remember why I'm posting this. To date myself?

    I'm a retard.


  • September 7, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

    Romeo, respect, I wish I could have been on up broadway to hear him play.


  • September 8, 2009 at 12:02 AM  

    There is some strange Voodoo happening as of late, as I have posted both the Fast Eddie and "Boogie Down" tracks on my blog in the last week. Keep up the great work fellas....


  • September 8, 2009 at 5:14 AM  

    All links seem 2 lead 2 a porn messaging site in Norway-is that normal? DJ Eclectro. d:0)>


  • September 8, 2009 at 6:34 AM  

    Damn


  • September 8, 2009 at 7:07 PM  

    I think Thurston is just projecting abit of jealousy as he ate one too many ice cream sandwiches and outgrew his skinny jeans.

    Ha!

    I'll be 41 years old on November 1st, which is also my birthday, and the day I'm running the NY Marathon. I run about 40 miles/week, and my jean size is now around a 31-32.


  • September 8, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

    Thurston, 31-32" would be considered a gut in hipster skinny jeans terms. You don't get down to 28" through exercising, you get down there through drugs and reduced parental stipend induced starvation. Still, good luck on the full Marathon, thats a great achievement at any age, no hard fealings, I appreciate your reading and downloading.


  • September 9, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

    I used to catch Cameron Paul at City Nights also! Still have 4 of his old school meg-mixes on vynil. I remember recording cassettes of his radio shows when he was on KSOL,KMEL


  • September 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM  

    http://www.mixx-it.com/vinyl.htm

    Listing of all the releases on wax. I was trying to see which one you were talking about to see if I have it.

    A friend of mine got his new jack swing "megamix" released on issue 33.


  • September 14, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

    Is this it? http://www.discogs.com/Various-Mixx-it-70/release/228067

    Looks like it might also have been reissued on CD http://www.discogs.com/Various-Mixx-It-CD23-Cameron-Pauls-Classic-Oldschool/release/1659243


  • September 14, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

    Yes! thats the one.


  • October 1, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

    I love Laid Back's "White Horse" from back in 1983. I was at Bestival on the Isle of Wight, UK recently. Underworld played a DJ set which included this track, shortly before Kraftwerk headlined.


  • November 27, 2009 at 2:57 PM  

    I believe it was Hurby "Love Bug" that produced "Push It" I know Cameron Paul was not the original but he did a remix to it where he added some synth to the begining and end of the track.

    Remember the remix he did to Brass Monkey?

    I used to spin with CP and Bubba G Scotch in Gilroy, CA and Salinas, CA back in the day. He used to bring keyboards and samplers when he did his sets. Cool Mo fo...


  • August 7, 2012 at 7:59 PM  

    This post has some age on it, I see... but I don't see a straight reply for the request for 'more info' or whatever... :-)

    Mixx-It CP44

    Cameron's Beat '91 pt. 1 - Various - 96-100 BPM
    For The Love Of Money/Living For The City - Troop/Levert/Queen Latifah - 100 BPM
    Cameron's Beat '91 pt. 2 - Various - 100-114 BPM
    State Of The World - Janet Jackson - 114 BPM
    Drop Ins - Cameron Paul
    Strike It Up - Black Box - 120 BPM
    House Medley - Various - 120-124 BPM
    All Right Now - Van Damme - 124 BPM


  • August 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM  

    This post has some age on it, I see... but I don't see a straight reply for the request for 'more info' or whatever... :-)

    Mixx-It CP44

    Cameron's Beat '91 pt. 1 - Various - 96-100 BPM
    For The Love Of Money/Living For The City - Troop/Levert/Queen Latifah - 100 BPM
    Cameron's Beat '91 pt. 2 - Various - 100-114 BPM
    State Of The World - Janet Jackson - 114 BPM
    Drop Ins - Cameron Paul
    Strike It Up - Black Box - 120 BPM
    House Medley - Various - 120-124 BPM
    All Right Now - Van Damme - 124 BPM