Saturday, November 9th
Worship Recordings presents...
The Shakedown with Francesca Lombardo
(Crosstown Rebels/Leftroom - Italy)
Early warm-up: Rob Paine & Willyum
Upstairs: IANN & Keirnyn (Camp Phuckit / PEX)
Sound by Solomonic / Visuals by TrashTrash
10pm - 2pm / $10 advance, $15 at the door
The Barbary - 951 Frankford Avenue, Philly
Saturday May 11th
Worship Recs presents...
The Shakedown: Residents Night
Featuring the sounds of the Shakedown founders Rob Paine & Willyum downstairs + M//R & Shawn Ryan Upstairs
Sound by Solomonic / Visuals by TrashTrash
10pm - 2am / 21+
$5 cover before 11pm / $10 after 11pm
The Barbary - 951 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
www.worshiprecs.com for more info
Friday May 17th
goodie & Its The Vza pres...
Detroit Champions, a 3-part series showcasing the artists who gave us techno. Part 1 ft. Carl Craig.
- deep electronic sounds by -
Carl Craig <Planet E Communications, Detroit Love>
Rob Paine & Francisco Collazo
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From his first release in 1989 to his 2018 headlining slot on Ultra Japan's Resistance stage, techno continues to be a voice without borders for the legendary Carl Craig.
Known as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit; the common thread that runs through Craig۪s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. He has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.
Staying strong to his Detroit roots, where he still lives today, Craig helped launched the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (now known as Movement) in 2000 and remains a strong force at the festival today.
Happy New Year! Kicking off the podcast series for 2016 is a our bredren Jack Gorton from South Africa. We first met Jack at WMC in Miami around 2000. Being the world traveler that he is we ended up crossing paths in different countries. We are so happy that the connection has remained over all these years. Jack has been a long time supporter of Worship so it was only right that he blessed us with this vibey podcast showcasing the very first release on Worship. Rob Paine's 'Crown Victoria' tune on the 'Christian St Princess' EP. Also included on this fine mix are tracks from Christian Loffler, Daniel Bortz, Audiojack, Adana Twins, DJ Assam and then some. It's no surprise we see tracks from some of our favorite labels on this like Exploited, Culprit, Berg & Toy-Tonics. Enjoy!
Worship Recordings Podcast no. 20
Mixed by Jack Gorton
January 8th, 2016
Track List :
1. Daniel Bortz 'Jump in the Water' Bella Avgvsta Pt. 3
2. Christian Loffler 'Lost' Just this
3. Rob Paine 'Crown Victoria' Worship Recordings
4. Berg '3000-3099' Berg 03
5. Shit Robot & Rino Spadavecchia 'Rishi (Shit Robot vs. Rino S.) Kitjen'
6. Audiojack 'Nefelibata (Franck Roger Remix)' Culprit
7. DJ Assam 'Rowdy Hope (Johan Kaseta's Hopeless Remix)' Lehult
8. Adana Twins 'Bleeding (The/Das Remix) ' Exploited
9. Kapote 'Fuck Music (Session Victim Remix)' Toy-Tonics
10. Anonimaly 'La blessure (Fred Everything Remix)' La Blessur
Helping us to perpetuate the joyous vibes of the holiday season is a production from Trinity Allstars with their "Dem A Come" EP. This marks the 19th release from the label circa 2004. 12 years later, label head Rob Paine reminisces about who made up the Trinity Allstars and the circumstances surrounding the release. The Trinity Allstars was comprised of Rob Paine and long time Solomonic partner Zacharijah. The 3rd piece to this production team would be a collaboration with the Denver legend, Hipp-e of H-Foundation. The trio was able to link in San Diego and during their session conjured this masterpiece by combining the rich influences that both labels were known for. Check the video below to listen to "Wind Up The Bass" from this seminal House & Dub fusion. Enjoy the holidays!
The Shakedownis going on 13 years of serving the Philadelphia House Music community and to help celebrate we would like to have a contest! This year's party will consist of three floors of music at The Barbary. On the main floor Rob Paine and Willyum will be warming the Solomonic Sound System for Philly legend King Britt! Taking control of the 2nd floor will be Cosmo Baker and Michael The Lion.Pushing Reggae and Dub vibes on the third floor will be Solomonic and Ital Sounds. We are certainly in for a night of fantastic music. Please enter your name and email for a chance to win 2 tickets! Contest will end Friday 3/13/15 atmidnight. The winner will be announced Saturdaymorning/afternoon.
The UK and US has always had a strong relationship when it comes to electronic music and its culture. This can also be said for Worship Recordings as many of its artists, and most importantly the fans, are from this area of the world. Today۪s Worship Wednesday we celebrate a release from one of the UK۪s most prolific producers, Andy Graham aka Sei A, and better known to the label as Seinan. The production moniker, Seinan, consists of Graham and his now label partner, Gordon Logan. Together they released the Borrowed Roots EP (WOR.17) back in 2003 on Worship Recordings. The EP consists of three strong offerings that fit the mold of what was at the apex of the Worship sound in the late 90s-early 2000s. Though it was hard to choose which track to feature, Lion, was finally agreed upon.
Before we dissect this Worship classic lets first take a look at Andy۪s past and what he is currently up to at the moment. According to last.fm, it appears that back in 2003 is when Graham would start to see his productions being released. The Seinan duo in 2003-2004 would see distribution from Deep Freeze Recordings, Troniscole, and of course the mighty Worship. Still remaining in touch with Gordon, Andy would break from the Seinan pseudonym, and begin to release as a solo artist under the guise, Droido. Graham۪s Droido productions would consist of remixes and originals from the realm of Tech House. A notable release from this chapter would be his collaboration with fellow UK artist Milton Jackson. Milton, a UK powerhouse producer in his own right, together with Droido would release the Long Circuit EP via Troniscole.
In 2008 Graham would begin to produce under the name Sei A, and is now where most of his more recent tracks are coming from. Sei A۪s music comfortably walks the line between House and Techno, with at times having a moody sensibility. The productions from Sei A have seen releases on an impressive list of labels including and not limited to Kompatk, Aus Music, Rebirth, Turbo Recordings and Soma. Together with Gordon Logan, the pair has created Seinan Music, which serves as a platform for their music and others. With producing aside, Andy has toured the US and a large portion of Europe bringing his unique sound and style as a DJ.
Rewinding back to 2003, Graham and Logan۪s Lion track could not fit the Worship catalog any better. Lion contains a lush organic drum pattern that rolls along nicely with a tight high hat and kick. Dazzling keys and a warm organ sample take turns moving in and out of the track with a reverb۪ed vocal; classic Worship right here!