Honey Potcast

12/19/2016

Jennifer Cardini - Live at Honey Dusted X 08-28-16



After 10 years of doing a Friday night party at Burning Man, Honey Soundsystem decided to end it all with a bang. Normally a renegade rave happening inside the city at the Comfort & Joy camp, Honey Dusted X took to the inner playa and did a final trip out in the open. Climbing aboard the recklessly packed BAAAHS art car, Jennifer Cardini took to the decks at Midnight (a champagne toast hosted by Tickled Mink happening simultaneous around the dancefloor). A more friendly departure then the razor sharp techno set she played two nights before on the Mayan Warrior, Cardini took gay burner revelers to town with a cool blend of house, disco, and thumpers. The vibes were thick and by the time "Sueno Latino" started fading into the speakers there wasn't a queen nearby that wasn't asking who the hell just took them to church.


Jennifer Cardini Soundcloud :https://soundcloud.com/jennifercardini

Jennifer Cardini Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JenniferCardini

Jennifer Cardini RA : https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/jennifercardini

12/14/2016

HNYPOT 218: Ketiov's Half-awake or Half-asleep



This past July, sometime after 4am, revelers at the annual Sunset Campout, a weekend long event embedded deep in the Sierra mountains found themselves dancing riverside. Surrounded by trees, rocks, a giant bridge over water with a small arsenal of twinkling LED and projection light bouncing off every corner Galen went on the decks. Slotting himself on the side stage at a time easily looked over, arriving almost felt like you had found the secret party at the party. Galen, one of the trio responsible for the 22 year strong Sunset Sound System was dressed in a perfectly Cali-cowboy get-up ready to take family and friends into the day as the sun approached. Keeping things locked at 127, this had to be one of the most unique sets of the weekend, not an easy thing to accomplish after sets by Idjut Boys, KZA, and Red Axes. And yet, who better to entertain notions of a west-coast psychadelic weekend rave then a man who has been working dance-floors on this side of the US for 25 years. Weaving through the bubbly swirly hip-hopish techno sounds that have become his signature, disco dub classics and dirty baseline heavy jams that set a net on dancers, this set holds so many surprises. Needless to say we have been hounding him for this recording ever since. Sometimes when the guy who was directing traffic all weekend for an event decides to step behind the decks, they are depleted of energy and motive to move dancers. Sometimes, like in this case, the host of the weekend knows just what to do, you are in their house and no only do they want you to feel welcome, they want so show you all their nice things. Getting to share this set is such a treat, enjoy!  Galen's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dj-galen  Galen Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/djgalen  Galen RA : https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/galen

HNYPOT 217: Geoffrey LaRue's Marno Klompers




This past August in the woods of West Virginia, a group of 400+ revelers gathered for 96 hours of party. Sunday morning, just around sunrise, a fresh young face emerged poolside to usher weary dancers into the final day of raving. After being pummeled through the night with heavy tunes, it seemed a difficult task to go on, but Geoffrey LaRue had a plan. Romancing the sun and die harders back from the dead, LaRue unveiled a Shakespearean sonnet of glam, ballads, and mutant pop disco. Later the recording would emerge on his Soundcloud and festival goers shared it now to solidify its cult status.
Marno Klompers is his encore to that beautiful sunrise set. 2 hours of time-travel fit for any occasion. Enjoy.
“Well your ass is your ticket to paradise
but the meager rewards it delivers are
no match for the enormous energy it demands.”
-Bob Maslin

Tracklist
Marisa Mell – Slave of Love
Rod McKuen – Eros
Carly Simon – Body and Soul
Fleetwood Mac – Prove Your Love
Mina – Street Angel
Player – Baby Come Back
Sparks – Cool Places
The B52s – Give Me Back My Man
New Edition for Muzak – Fame
Bob Crewe – Cherry Boy
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Clevor Trever
Talking Heads – Seen and Not Seen
Flash and the Pan – Hole In The Middle
Veronica Unlimited – Gimme More
Harry Thumann – You Turn Me On
Babla – Hamko Tumpe Pyar Aaya
Boney M – Voodoo Nights
David Bowie – Red Money
Gilla – Help Help
Giorgio Moroder – Knights In White Satin
Young Love – Baby I’m Right
Art Sullivan et le Groupe Cash – Fan Fan Fan
Amanda Lear – Blood And Honey
(Spoken Word) Sandy Baron – Hustler and Therapist
MFB – Boredom Pain
The Doors – Peace Frog
Steve Linnegar’s Snakeshed – Close It
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
Captain Beefheart – Pena
Sparks – Biology 2
Blondie – Go Through It
Gruppo Sportivo – In Love Again
Fleetwood Mac – What Makes You Think You’re The One
The Boys Town Gang – Cruisin’ The Streets



Geoffrey LaRue's Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/geoffreylarue

HNYPOT 216: Galen’s Sunrise on the Beach - Live at Sunset Campout 2016



This past July, sometime after 4am, revelers at the annual Sunset Campout, a weekend long event embedded deep in the Sierra mountains found themselves dancing riverside. Surrounded by trees, rocks, a giant bridge over water with a small arsenal of twinkling LED and projection light bouncing off every corner Galen went on the decks. Slotting himself on the side stage at a time easily looked over, arriving almost felt like you had found the secret party at the party. Galen, one of the trio responsible for the 22 year strong Sunset Sound System was dressed in a perfectly Cali-cowboy get-up ready to take family and friends into the day as the sun approached. Keeping things locked at 127, this had to be one of the most unique sets of the weekend, not an easy thing to accomplish after sets by Idjut Boys, KZA, and Red Axes. And yet, who better to entertain notions of a west-coast psychadelic weekend rave then a man who has been working dance-floors on this side of the US for 25 years. Weaving through the bubbly swirly hip-hopish techno sounds that have become his signature, disco dub classics and dirty baseline heavy jams that set a net on dancers, this set holds so many surprises. Needless to say we have been hounding him for this recording ever since. Sometimes when the guy who was directing traffic all weekend for an event decides to step behind the decks, they are depleted of energy and motive to move dancers. Sometimes, like in this case, the host of the weekend knows just what to do, you are in their house and no only do they want you to feel welcome, they want so show you all their nice things. Getting to share this set is such a treat, enjoy!  

Galen's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dj-galen  
Galen Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/djgalen 


Galen RA : https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/galen

HNYPOT 215: Trevor Sigler's Summer Comedown Mix


Although we are just getting our hotter days of the year here in San Francisco, dancers are feeling the comedown of months of festivities and travel. Trevor Sigler decided it appropriate to make us something to help ease us into the fall season, a mix filled with warm synthetic percussion, gooey melodies, and warm pads. A staple on the SF dance music scene over the past decade, Trevor has had his hands in some of the more psychedelic queer dance music parties like Romper Room and Sqrrrl. A trained audio engineer, his sets lean towards the sounds that take full advantage of where a sound system can go. Glacial, roomy, and precise, Sigler takes a similar approach to his original productions that he does his DJ mixing. We are excited to see this patient and heartfelt music maker continue to make his mark on the Bay and further.


Trevor Sigler's Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/tsigler3441

9/14/2016

HNYPOT 214: Jacob Meehan's Roodhouse Sunrise




Poolside after a heavy weekend of partying at the Honcho Campout in West Virginia, it was coming time for Jacob Meehan to do his thing after 2.5 days of an immense amount of music from his peers. Rumor had it he was going to play ambient/new age, but it was hard to believe as the dance-floor was raging to peak-time house with no sign of aging. Another obstacle? The DJ booth had been electric shocking people all weekend and the problem had spread to the turntables. Needless to say Meehan took another route and had to leave a bag of lighter fare to the side as he swung dancers into a more main room route. Later on, I asked if he would compose the potcast a mix of the gems waiting in that record bag. This ambient mix is his response, coincidentally recorded at sunrise in front of his parents. Recorded at Meehan Family Pond Wednesday, September 7, 2016 6am


Track List:
Chick Corea - Imp’s Welcome 
John Roberts - Berceuse 
DJ Metatron - Spiralworlds 
Ray Lynch - The Oh of Pleasure 
Matthew Bourne - Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (For Coral Evans) 
Panoram - Bad Request 
Sounds of Nature - Waterbugs 
Acronym - Mu 4 
Garrett David & Colin Johnson - Mantra
 Dominique Dumont - Un Jour Avec Yusef 
John Roberts - Six 
John Tejada - The Dream 
Mr White - MICHAEL&DIVISION 
Brian Eno - Becalmed 
K. Leimer - Very Tired

Jacob Meehan's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jacob-meehan

8/22/2016

HNYPOT 213: Ron Like Hell's October Child Mix



Halloween approaches and we're gearing up for an evening with the New York City vinyl maestro Ron Like Hell. No stranger to Honey Soundsystem, Ron has been featured on our potcast and played for our dancers in years past. Outside of his bromantic DJ duo Wrecked (with Ryan Smith), Ron has been holding down residencies and psyching dance-floors in New York City and around the world for dare we say decades? A lifetime working and digging in record stores, Ron has the kind of music knowledge that makes every collector a fan. But, no matter how deep his crates go, Ron manages to keep his encyclopedic knowledge from clouding his infectious enthusiasm and willingness to be a people's selector. We are pleased to present an exclusive new Potcast from the man himself. Traversing the bittersweet sounds of autumn, this is the most pleasant trip to hell you could ask for.

HNYPOT 212: Secret Studio's Session Mix for Honey



Bai-ee and Tyrel Williams have been inspiring each other musically as djs for over a decade. Both with Chicago roots they came up on the diverse sounds of the area before transplanting themselves in San Francisco. Under the Secret Studio moniker they are beginning to release tracks. Starting with Acid Bath and Home Bass (featuring D'Marc Cantu). These two hard hitting acid cuts represent the overall aesthetic and future direction of their label www.SSRecords.info
Originating out of room 147 at the Secret Studios Annex in San Francisco, Secret Studio is the launching pad for the collaborative Dj and production efforts of Tyrel Williams & Bai-ee.
Long time residents at www.HousepitalitySF.com, they moved into the Secret Studios Annex where they combined gear and began recording music. Soon their studio became a go-to environment for hosting acts before and after shows at Housepitality and Acid Test SF.

Secret Studios On Discogs
Secret Studios Bandcamp

HNYPOT 211: Ouissam's Sheung Wan Mix



Back in April Jackie House did a short run of dates in Asia. She came back from this trip on a mission to get a mix from the lovely and talented Ouissam Mokretar of Hong Kong. A French ex-patriate living in the Pearl of the Orient, Ouissam seems to have created his own miniature kingdom of dance music over the years. Spearheading a booking agency, a record label, a series of nights, and now a nightclub project in Hanoi, it was hard to believe he was also as good a selector as he was an entrepreneur. The night Jackie played for him, literally minutes before the HK police raided the club for deviants, Ouissam played an immaculately mixed set of disco-leaning dance music to a dance-floor of happy faces and moving feet. Enthusiasm and care for the future of the Asian music scene oozes out of this man and we are so pleased to be able to present an exclusive mix from him for our Potcast series.



HNYPOT 210: Lovefingers & Heidi Lawden's Fruits Of Labor Mix



Collaborations are formed any which way. It could be an accidental night of creative bliss that brings two artists into alliance or even an unforeseen emergency. For us it was a slow ride of chance musical encounters that formed the Honey beehive. One of the most magical artistic bonds though comes from another place, the unifying element of romance. People are often scared to call it as it is for fear it will stigmatize the art-form, but the masses can't get enough of a creative power-couple. Honey can't get enough either, and we jumped at the chance to book a DJ-duo who calls for one king size bed in their rider. That said, we aren't one for cheap gimmicks (ok that might be a white lie), the spark of a good collaboration or b2b is hard to fake. So it might have taken us a second to warm up to the idea that Lovefingers & Heidi Lawden were as good a DJ pair as they are solo acts. That being said, a couple of months ago we got the pleasure of witnessing them rock L.A. dancers in a DTLA warehouse... it was absolute next-level.
So how sweet it is that we get to present to you the FIRST studio mix the duo has presented together. A two hour long journey inspired by what these two think will make Honey Soundsystem fans move to, including more than a few deep crate pulls, a signature element of their sets.

HNYPOT 209: Mozhgan's Venom Mix



San Francisco still breeds talent, the kind that not only pushes its rich history of cutting edge dance sounds forward, but the kind that are willing to pay their respects to those that came before. Mozhgan has been doing just that. With her stylized approach to dark discotheque-ing, this San Francisco based artist has quickly stormed our favorite dancefloors across the city with her mystical synthesizer heavy sounds and resiliently optimistic black-heart. Her previous effort for the Honey Potcast spread like fire and became one of the most listened to mixes we have had the pleasure to release. For her sophomore effort, Moz pulls out her ceremonial techno knife and impales listeners with 50 minutes of intensity. Don't worry, there is a nice reward at the end for those brave enough - buckle up.




HNYPOT 208: Shaun J. Wright's Sweet Honey And T Blend



Tracklisting:
Fanfan - Cranc - U.S.S. Dancefloo
Feels - Digadoo - Naked Naked Records
Ricardo Baez - Tribute To L (Eli Escobar Beatappela) - Night People NYC
Stephen Lopkin - CEN 56 - Titanic City 
Drala - Datfreaky - Yoruba Records
Stereogamous feat. Shaun J. Wright - Don't Fight It (Alinka Remix) - Twirl Records
Alexander Robotnick - Disco Sick (Tensnake Remix) - Endless Flight
Dude Energy - Renee Running - Animals Dancing
Shaun J. Wright & Alinka - Matters Of The Heart (The Black Madonna Remix) - Classic Music Company
Legowelt - To The Homeland - Clone Jack For Daze Series
Trevor Jackson - I Want U - The Vinyl Factory 
Tale Of Us - Silent Space - R&S Records
Justin Cudmore - Crystal (G. Haslam Dekalb Avenue Mix) - HNYTRX
Fierce Ruling Diva - Whipped Kream - Invasion Recordings
Mr. Fingers - Distant Planet - Trax Records
Sneaker - Haunted Samba - Rat Life
Bell Hooks - On Freire 
Red Rack'em - Chinese Electro - Bergerac
HD Substance - Wheatfield - Detroit Underground

Symbols & Instruments- Mood (Optimistic Mix) - KMS

Are my roots showing? Because our latest Honey Potcast exclusive mix comes from an artist that we go way back with. Longtime honey bees are no stranger to Shaun J. Wright, his distinct vocal chops, or skills on the decks. We've been waiting for him to make us a mix for the series since his set at our first ever DEVIANTS: Adult Arcade party in 2012. Using his Twirl Records label as a home base for new productions Shaun is celebrating a string of new releases, a couple of which make an appearance on this 80+ minute trek through the many faces of house/techno.

8/21/2016

HNYPOT 207: Ketiov's Flying Overseas




The chances we were going to get an exclusive podcast from Ketiov (one of the duo that is Catz 'n Dogz) was slim to none. We have been trying for a couple of years now but between him dropping countless remixes, original productions, starting a music festival in Warsaw, running the Pets Recordings label, and world touring what seems like every weekend, we knew it would be a long shot. Until, today... when he threw us this gorgeous mix... It was entirely worth the wait.

HNYPOT 206: DSKE's Across The Water Mix




Our latest potcast comes from across the Pacific, an exclusive session with beat maven Daisuke Kudo (aka DSKE). A regular at Tokyo's most respected clubs for underground dance music DSKE has established himself running dancefloors at Air, AgeHa, Eleven, and even at the legendary Dommune. Give this wildly playful mix a listen and you will also see why he has become a regular for Berlin's Panorama Bar Klubnacht nights. Honey is blessed to get an exclusive mix from this talented babe. Enjoy!

DSKE On Soundcloud

HNYPOT 205: Lupe's 808 And A Dash Mix



Track List :
Stopp – I’m Hungry
DJs Parejas – Vamos Viendo feat Tom Tom Clubber
House People feat Cynthia M – Trax My Body (Original 12” Version)
Darwin Chambers & DJ Utopia – 303 Watts
Earl Grey – Anytime
Marcus Mixx – The Spell (Ron Hardy 12” Club Mix)
Alejandro Paz – Free
Zazou Bikaye – Na Kenda (Afro Acid Mix)
DJ Steaw – Wild (Stwrd Dubz)
Mehdispoz - Time For Acid Rain
Darwin Chambers & DJ Utopia – Bonus Beats
Ricardo Miranda – 102point7
Patrizia Pellegrino – Musica Spaziale (Flemming Dalum edit)
Todd Osborn – 909
Nico Band – Let It Show
Lupe - Melomania

Back in September, Honey found itself on the dance floor of Amsterdam's Studio 80 for the Get On Down party. It was midnight and through plumes of smoke and black-boxes piled high with dancers, the clanging analog drum sounds of a dj set by LUPE filled the room. Effortlessly bouncing through vintage italo, nu-jack trax, and acidisco vibes, this wild-child had the room sweating in a frenzy before we took the decks. Lucky to share a bit of those vibes with you now, here is an exclusive mix Lupe made for the honeypotcast with familiar names on the track-listing and even an original tune from the dutch maestro himself.


HNYPOT 204: Harry Cross' Son Of Kong Mix



Track List:
1.Blade Runner / Amon Tobin - Adrastea Contact
2.Identified Patient - Untittledkol2
3.Olin - Out Alone
4.Vrsion - Vibration
5.OCH - Don't Fight It
7.6.Severed Heads - All Saints Day (Dub)
8.Linkwood - Object
9.Alejandro Paz, DJs Pareja - Cagame
10.Henning Baer - Gemini
11.The Golden Filter - Breakdown
12.Simon Baker, BKR Projekt - Ebony
13.Food Pyramid - Oh Mercy (Jamie Paton remix)
14.Kate Simko, Tevo Howard - Polyrhymic Theme (Fred P Reshape)
15.Change - Angel in My Pocket (Edit)
16.Ike Release - Watercolors
17.Daniel Avery - Decision Two
18.Juju & Jordash - Down to the Roach

Harry Cross On Soundcloud

HNYPOT 203: Jimmy B Live In Brooklyn



San Francisco's late night scene wouldn't be the same without DJ/promoter Jimmy B. Over the better half of the last decade he's been known and praised for his quality underground House sound. Jimmy is one of the few DJs that has made a name for himself without a reputation as a producer.You've probably already found yourself dancing to his tunes from nightclubs to after-hours across the city. We are excited to share this slice of Jimmy B live in action as he rocked the dance floor in NY.


HNYPOT 202: Aaron Clark's Americans Take Berlin Mix



The family is converging in Berlin this weekend for a tour de force of queer techno at Berghain/ PanoramaBar! Next in our series of ramp-ups is a mix from head Honcho Aaron Clark.



HNYPOT 201: Jacob Meehan's Americans Take Berlin Mix



Track List :
Jon Hassell - Ba-Ya Dub (No UFO's Version)
John Roberts - Promise
Renegade Soundwave - The Phantom, It's In There
Physical Therapy - Pointilism
CZR - Chicago Southside
Chip E - If You Only Knew (Club Mix)
Headcore - In & Out
(Gay Sounds #3)
The Rhythm Odyssey and Dr. Dunks - La Chiave
Octo Octa - Fever Dream
Yvette - Pump Me (Mayday Mix)
Marcello Napoletano - A Prescription of Love
Frankie Bones - Broad Channel
Shaun J Wright & Alinka - Love Songs (Jacob Meehan Remix)

The family is converging in Berlin this weekend for a tour de force of queer techno at Berghain/ PanoramaBar! We are thrilled to share this mix by one of the masterminds of the infamous Men's Room parties in Chicago.