Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This Groove Was Made Especially For Your Body  

Omni must not only be lauded for making some fine boogie tracks, the guys wore really killer sweaters as well. Images such as this one were an obvious inspiration for our friends to name their free weekly Sunday Nite party at the Li Po Lounge in SF. Incidentally, Black Shag and myself will be the guest DJ's this coming weekend so today I felt it appropriate to lay down this piece of pure unadulterated Sweater Funk.

This is one my favorite mixes from the legendary Francois K.

Omni - Body Groove (12" Club Mix)

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  • April 14, 2009 at 2:26 PM  

    Nice post. One of my all time favourites are Omni's Out Of My Hands so it was to hear something else with them.
    It wasn't what I expected, but still, it's got a nice groove.

  • April 14, 2009 at 2:29 PM  

    After a second thought...
    This is a killer track!


  • April 14, 2009 at 10:57 PM  

    Oh wait, were you requesting all that funk because Nick & I were wearing sweaters? Was that the joke?

  • April 15, 2009 at 2:53 AM  

    Damnit Derrick! No, I was just drunk and being an asshole. My Apologies.

  • April 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM  

    Can i ask why most of the files posted are corrupted? (fade outs start over and quite some are in mono)

    I like Beat Electric a lot, but if one of the goals is to spread out these great tunes, it should be considered these corrupted copies spread out fast by downloaders leaving more and more folks disappointed in the end....

  • April 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

    No you can't ask why some files are 'corrupted'.. You can't ask because you didn't pay for them. You can't ask because we recorded them from vinyl and its a manual process and we don't get paid and so if we fuck up there is zero chance of us doing it again anyway so what's the point in whining?..

    ..but seeing as you did ask, I will tell you..

    Some tracks are in mono because my recording interface combined the channels without me realising.

    Some tracks are in mono simply because at that moment on that day i decided i liked mono.

    Some tracks are in mono because the original record was mono.

    Some tracks clip because i left the room and my screensaver came on hogging all the cpu time and causing a blip in the recording unbeknown to me.

    Some tracks blip because the record is 30 years old and has been living all this time in a dead dj's ex boyfriend's wet basement and its actually a mark on the vinyl.

    Some tracks don't fade right because we work day jobs and there are not enough hours in the day to master up a recording, limit it, compress it and do the fades.

    Nobody is trying to sell you anything on beatelectric, we are hobbyists doing it for the love. We take pride in it, and try our best to share the vinyl we hunted for and paid for with you for free, against common moral and legal code, but if we mess up a recording that's just the way it is. If you want a perfect copy of these tracks I recommend creating an ebay account and asking for a raise in your allowance, as you are going to need some deep pockets.

  • April 15, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

    Spreading awareness vs digging your own grave. It's a thin line.

  • April 15, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

    Yes, what Black Shag said. Seriously, we do not mind criticism (that is precisely why we make commenting available on our posts) but we do seem to harbor a few too many pedantic complaints on the audio end.

    Please find something new to complain about. Maybe Omni's sweaters aren't to your liking. Actually that complaint would warrant an angry response as well. Those sweaters are the shit.

  • April 15, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

    I love this track and I love your blog, thank you so much! Keep up the good work!

  • April 16, 2009 at 3:15 AM  

    Guys, thanks for the answers on my earlier posted question.
    I feel like replying on it since i apparantly stepped on some toes which was the last thing i wanted.

    I'm a child of the 70s/80s myself so don't think i don't apreciate what you guys are doing to spread out these great comments/info's/etc about the best music ever made in our lifetimes. I chase vinyl since like i was born and in these 'modern' times .mp3's are a great solution for all of us.
    That also means i payed my share to the artists, no doubt about that.

    The fact is i am an audiofreak, probably like everybody else here.
    My question therefor was not about 'blips', scratches, or any other vinyl-like noises which come with the process (in fact i love the sound of vinyl), but about the fact that the tracks seem to end normally (perfect fade outs), but then skip back for some seconds or more (like if the needle was put back) and then fade out again. Since you already take such great effort (and thus, time) in posting the photos, info's, etc, it would (in my eyes) be so much more perfect if the audiofile also is. (maybe i am just too much of a perfectionist.)

    I apologize for my English since it's not my native language and i hope i didn't offend anyone, because really, this wasn't my intention.

  • April 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

    Thanks for your note of clarification, Sander.

    Although I cannot think of a single mp3 we posted that has faded out and then came back and refaded. Please let me know which particular mp3 does that so we can try and rip it again.

    It is indeed true, a few of the older tracks were posted in mono. A few of the newer tracks have variable sound quality because everyone uses a different recording rig. Some of the tracks have skips in them and some have imperfect fades.

    As we evolve the recording process, we all intend to make less errors and go back and repost some of the tracks that may have issues. Mostly our intention is to inspire people to listen to this music we so admire and maybe go out and spend some cash on original wax pressings.

    Personally I think its great that people are spinning boogie in any format, but the reality is that it always sounds better on wax by leaps and bounds. Therefore I would recommend to any DJ's that spin the tracks we post to seek them out on vinyl. There is quite noticeably a major difference in the quality between a DJ that spins records and one that plays mp3's off of a laptop.

  • April 16, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

    BT, Thanks for your reply and understanding. I totally agree on prefering the vinyl above CPU's or laptops, especially when DJ-ing, although i am not a DJ myself.
    For me it's personal use and therefor mp3's come handy to me, also because time is a precious thing with daytime jobs, like Black Shag said.

    Anyway, the issue i ment (and really, forget about soundquality, etc, it's not what i wanted to point out in the first place, although i realise my words sounded like critism) also happens in a track you posted, for instance "Aaron Broomfield - Polyphase (Instrumental)".

    See what happens in the last 15 seconds of the mp3. Since i use a compressor limiter the effect is stronger, that's why i probably noticed it in quite some tracks posted. I'm curious if you notice it too.

  • April 17, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

    thanks, this song is tight. pls drop some info on that JBC band track on the mix below too if you get a chance. cant find anything about it. see you guys sunday.

  • April 17, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

    What a nugget of brilliance! Beat Electric digging up that HEAT once again.

  • April 20, 2009 at 5:02 PM  

    Now THAT is Sweater Funk!