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Worship Recordings April Newsletter - Shakedown this Saturday! New Releases! & more!


Tomorrow night Saturday April 14th the Shakedown is popping off with Davidson Ospinna at the controls for his first appearance at the Barbary. We are honored to have this breda a part of our community in Philadelphia & our Worship family. Stay tuned for Davidson's remix of Rob Paine & Neil Kurland's 'Foundation' EP to be released on Worship this spring. 

Give thanks for everyone who made it to the annual Ambassadors Closing event @ Sobe Live in Miami for WMC this year. We were a little nervous moving to a bigger venue but it all worked with out a hitch. Big ups to Doc Martin, Marques Wyatt, Master Kev, J Boogie, Djeff Afrozilla, Keith Evan & Worship's own Rob Paine for making this night one for the history books.

Speaking of Rob Paine. He & bredren Charles Lazarus just released their follow up EP to Ho's & Bro's with a more conscious effort entitled 'Enlighten Me'. Read the fullness below and be sure to check out your favorite on line digital site to pick this hot new EP up!



Also, preview the May 21st release of the debut EP by Philly's own Circle.

Click here!

It has already been getting support and rave reviews by...

Josh Wink "New release on Philly's deep Worship. I went straight for the chuggy, pumping "Deeper Mix" which has the late 1990's chuggy, dark, "welcome to the factory" ol' school house vibe written all over it. Looking forward to testing it out!"

& Maceo Plex "Full support. Good stuff. Thank you."

Sasha " good vibes here"

Phil Kieran "like it, sounds nice"

Danny Howells (Global Underground) -- "These totally work for me .. great early evening vibes. Cheers!!"

Alland Byallo (Nightlight Music) -- "Dig the Deeper Mix the most. Definitely brings the dubby edge back to Worship that I miss." 

Troy Pierce (Items & Things) -- "good stuff" 

Tini -- "Good"

Stephan Bodzin (Systematic) -- "deep and groovy. great!"

Butane - "good old days music. will play, with gusto"

Jens Holmes (Nightcode/Urgent.fm) -- "Excellent Deep House. All mixes are a bless"



The fullness on Wor.35 'Enlighten Me' now available at all your favorite online music stores!

What is this track exactly?!? Being DJ's at heart, it’s in our very nature to find a label or genre to tag our tracks with. This time around however, even wearing our producer hats, we're not too sure how to classify this one! "Enlighten Me" is all at once dubby, techy, minimal and indisputably “song based” house music, as well as being the first ever track we've heard with a dancehall "mix" stylie. All of that is purely conversational however. In the end what matters is how it moves the dance-floor, connects with the people, and adds to distinguishing our productions and performances from being more than just a series of thumpingkick drums all night long. We’re confident you'll appreciate the groove and how it stands apart- it’s one of those tracks that comes in with grit and mixes out with grace. Try it!

Rootz Underground is a six-member reggae outfit from Jamaica that has been making waves on the global scene since 2008. "Enlighten Me" is originally a song of social commentary from their local perspective, found on their second studio album entitled ‘Gravity’. It marks the first of many tracks pending to step over into the underground dance world. No other re-mixer or producer would suit such a positive step forward than Rob Paine. Rob has been not only integral in the development of the band, but also blessed with the skills and accolades to please both the reggae and the dance music worlds, which he has done from day one of his career. This is the second jointly produced release Rob has done with Charles Lazarus, who is also the lead guitarist of the band. Rob once again shows that Charles certainly can take us by surprise and in a direction slightly different than one the band normally takes with its roots reggae based sound.

Whether you instantly jam to it or you're not too sure what to do with it, the duo know you'll find “Enlighten Me” intriguing. There are many more releases coming that will combine the wide musical backgrounds of Rob Paine & Charles Lazarus, always centered on keeping it moving with big basslines and relevant content, and of course without a doubt the tight pumpum production you’ve come to expect from the pair. You may not be able to anticipate which direction the project will find naturally, but rest assured they are always thinking of your dancing feet.

ENLIGHTEN ME Preview on Soundcloud!



Live audio from the February 11th, 2012 Residents Shakedown w/ Rob Paine & Willyum tagging all night...DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Enjoy another freebie of Rob Paine's exclusive mix he did for Chicago's 5 Magazine entitled 'Coming Down'... - DOWNLOAD 'COMING DOWN'



Download our new Worship App for the iphone (all courtesy of Worship & Selekta label don Dj Dennis). Still working out some kinks in appearance but all systems a go. We will have the App for all other mobile devices by the next newsletter in March....




Worship Release #34 hit all your favorite digital stores January 23rd. There is a mix on here for everyone. Be sure to listen to them all. Nuff respect to Willyum & Jesse Merlin, Nutritious & Bains, DJ Dennis, June Lopez & Roberto Viccaro for their contributions. You can preview all the versions and remixes here...


Rob Paine & Charles Lazarus featuring Lady Alma - Ho's & Bro's

Check out the brand new video for it ...



5 Magazine out of Chicago gives it 9 out of 10. Check out what these following jocks have to say about it.


- Mark Farina "Great pack of mixes with Lady Alma on vocals workin' that shit out! Sure to move the floor"

- Sunshine from Dubtribe "Yes I'm playing them. Keep it up for 2012"

- Someone Else "Already been supporting this. Great release!"

- Ramon Tapia "Nice Mixes. Don't know which ones to choose"



Someone Else & Rob Paine's debut EP together Blazin' is still getting lots of love after its September 26th, 2011 release date. Featuring remixes by Jay Haze & Sean Thomas this is one not to miss in case you let it slip by. You can find it at every major digital download store or preview it here...




Rob also has a remix featured for Miguel Migs 'The System' cut off his new album'Outside The Skyline' on Om Recordings. He joins the likes of Mad Professor, Predal Pusher & Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation. Check the vibes & purchase here...




Just hitting the stores a couple weeks ago is a blast from the past. Rob & partner Zacharijah present A DJ Collection of all Solomonic Sound releases & remixes between 1998 & 2005 Remastered with a previously unreleased track 'Neva Dead' recorded at 5am on the morning of September 11th, 2001. But as you can see we neva dead and still here:) 

Solomonic Sound 'Neva Dead' The Dj Collection Remastered



Look for new Shakedown Charts Blog. Every 2 weeks. 3 different charts. Philly Shakedown Top 10 Chart. Brooklyn Shakedown Top 10 Chart. And a Top list of Shakedown Classics of the past 10 years. We will be setting up a forum for you to put in your suggestions for the Top 20 all time Shakedown Anthems you have been getting down to since the party started almost 10 years ago.

*Our apologies for the delay in this month's charts. Soon come!



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Be sure to go to www.solomonicsound.com to see the fullness on Worship's reggae & dub related events & music if that is your groove.


Sound System Rentals & CD duplication and all other inquiries email : info@worshiprecs.com


Get audio from all other past Shakedown Events here...