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Worship Recordings March Newsletter. Mark Farina,Doc Martin,Shakedown 11 Year Anniversary + more





Ok we are a little over 24 hrs away until the doors open for the massive Shakedown 11 Year Anniversary The Trocadero tomorrow night. Here are a few things to note and be prepared for....

1. $21 Ticket sales will stop at Chimosa, Milk Crate & Repo Records at 2pm sharp tomorrow. Info on those outlets is above in description of event. 

2. The Trocadero Box Office is open MONDAY-FRIDAY 11:30am -6:00pm and Sat. 11:30am- 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketfly online at ticketfly.com

3. $25 WILL be available at the door no worries. Capacity of the Trocadero for both floors is 1100 people so the event WILL NOT sell out. 

4. The After party will be at 212 North 12th St starting at 2am. This is a BYO event so make sure you pick something up to leave in the car. You will not be able to bring any bottles into the Trocadero. The cost of the after party is $10.

5. Mark Farina kicks off the main stage at 9pm with his infamous Mushroom Jazz set into house. Something you do not want to miss. He will be playing until midnight. Doc Martin is 12-2am Main stage. On the balcony stage...DJ Dennis is 9-10:30. Carl Michaels is 10:30-12. Rob Paine & Willyum 12-2am.

Saturday March 9th, 2013


featuring the world-class talent of DJs...

MARK FARINA (Great Lakes Audio/APT Ent- SF)
*special 9pm MUSHROOM JAZZ SET*
DOC MARTIN (Sublevel - LA)

and in the Balcony on the Solomonic Soundsystem:

ROB PAINE & WILLYUM (Shakedown / Worship Recs)
CARL MICHAELS (PhillySoulCollective / Persons of Interest)
DJ DENNIS (Selekta Recs / Worship Recs)

21+/9pm-2am at
THE TROCADERO - 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia

Sound Reinforcement by 340 + Solomonic Sound

Sight by Athrum + Visualeyz

$21 Advance tickets available at: 

-Trocadero box office - 1003 Arch Street
-Milkcrate Cafe - 400 E. Girard Avenue
-Cafe Chismosa - 900 N. 4th Street

and here: http://bit.ly/Shakedown11

$25 at the door

*Afterparty secured at center city lcoation a block from the Troc. Dj's Sean Thomas, Willyum, Rob Paine + Super special guest!*

Shakedown 11 Year Anniversary (click for FB event)


- Saturday March 23rd. Shakedown @ Eighteenth St Lounge. Wash DC

- Saturday April 6th. goodie + Rizumu + Mana @ Underground Arts

- Saturday April 13th. 4th Annual 'Wink'down Earth Strong Celebration @ the Barbary

Download Rob Paine recent mixes HERE

Download Shakedown Live Audio HERE

Pre All Worship releases HERE & at Soundcloud HERE


Just Released :

In their second release for Worship, the influential and long running consortium from Philadelphia know as Circle delve further into the production realm and collaborate effectively to bring you the "Music & Emotion" EP.

Staying true to the sounds that have kept this crew ardently toiling away for nearly 20 years, "Music & Emotion" serves their need for depth and drive while preserving a timeless structure.

Setting the tone for this weaponry is the 'Original Mix'. Guided by a sturdy backbone of percussion and syncopated rhythms, the original takes its time to unfold. Nothing extraneous here as momentum builds to a well constructed bass line that solidifies the rhythmic statement and delivers dance floor determination. Simple synth lines add a thoughtfully distinctive component that combine to communicate a track useful in a variety of settings.

Placing a greater emphasis on tech-tinged elements, the 'Emotionally Gated Dub' punches clean and strips back the percussion to reveal a straight-up floor monster. With carefully timed builds, soaring soundscapes and delay, this one will hold up well during peak time and provide the building block for an assortment of musical maneuvers.

With heart in hand, the 'Tribute to Randy Flash Keys Dub' humbly pays respect to our Philly friend and DJ, Randy Flash who was taken from us far too soon. With heaping helpings of early morning beauty, this mix will radiate warmth and gently beckon the more discerning heads to come join the dance.

Another illusive Philadelphia producer join the Circle crew delivering a thump-laden, synth workout with his 'Mood Extender Mix'. Insidious in its development and decidedly unpredictable at times, this mix fuses a wide array of sounds in his version to distend the confines of deep music and perpetuate expansion while laying down undeniable feel.


Hear what these jocks are saying about it...

DJ Wehbba (Tronic) - Tribute To Randy Flash Keys Dub is my favorite, but mood extender is also cool

Gregor Tresher / Break New Soil - Original of Music & Emotion sounds great! Will play.

Jonny Cruz / No. 19, My Favorite Robot, Toys for Boys, Vakant, Geno  - mood extender for me

Claude Young / cynet:media - Original Mix is really nice.

Kabale & Liebe (100% Pure / Remote Area) - all mixes are dope! original is my favourite though

Andrew Grant (Circo Loco)  Extend my mood to the fullest

Pig & Dan (Cocoon) - original is really cool

Jamie Anderson  - gated dub will get most plays from me - good release

Sasha / Renaissance - cool tracks

Brett Johnson (Cynosure, Frankie) Reminds me of Keys And Tronics from back in da day... Nice deep shiz here. Thanks. b

Bryan Zentz ( Plus 8 ) original for me. thanks!

Robert Owens - great track and mixes, thank you

Brothers Vibe - All GOOD MIXES - really feeling the keys dub...nice!


In Stores Now :

Wor.37 Foundation EP by Rob Paine & Neil Kurland. Remix by Davidson Ospinna.

The sounds on this EP are far from the original Foundation of music coming from the mother land. Instead, this collection of tracks is a product of how those sounds have manifested into present day house music. Worship Recordings style. Rob Paine & Neil Kurland touch the studio for the first time together to pay respect to the Foundation with this 4 track EP.

The Original mix is the fullest of the 4 mixes. A tribal anthem all the way. What begins as ‘tribal war’ soon develops into peace time with super smooth chords to set the tone for the next minute or so before the natives get restless. Add in a rasta bredren speaking the truth and some heavy bass then go mash up the dance with this gem every night of the week.

Worship is blessed to have Davidson Ospina (Ospina Digital) join the tribe. Deep, tribal and tight as a drum head to my favorite keta drum is what Davidson serves up with this one. We could not have asked for a better representation of Davidson’s sound mixed with the sound of Worship Recordings. He hit this one properly.

Of course we could not let Davidson go deeper than us so we added the minimal Deep Bass Roller mix. Actually, this was done before Davidson’s but it looks good on paper. Actions speak louder than words so just hit the play button and gwan!


Preview all the tracks HERE & leave your comments. Check out some of the early feedback we have been getting.


  • Evan Landes (Groove Junkies) "Dope Release"
  • Rob Mello (Classic) "Really like the minimal bass and beats mixes."
  • James Zabiela (Renaissance) "Great!"
  • Robert Owens "thank you Sir for all the beautiful music, I look forward to playing the tracks :-)
  • Jeff Roll (Gradient Mag) "Excellent"
  • Maetrik/Maceo Plex "Nice Release. Will try it out."
  • DJ Javimar (DJ MAG Spain) "Summer hit. To dance in the open air, very very good."
  • Dj Nori (Posivision, Japan) "FOundation for peak time set! Also Beats Mix is Great!"
  • Randall Jones "All these mixes are super tight...deep, lowslung and smooth just how I like it!"
  • Henri Kohn "Davidson Mix is my fav."
  • Nick Warren (Hope Recordings) - Original mix is excellent thanks
  • Slam (Soma Records) - liking all these mixes - love Mr Osipina's productions - will play for sure thanx
  • James Talk (Blu Fin) - solid EP!
  • Silicone Soul (Soma Records/Darkroom Dubs) - Great release, love the whole vibe thx for the music
  • Arnaud Le Texier (Safari Electronique) - Old school tribal vibe & cool!
  • Someone Else (Foundsound/Butane + Someone Else/Rob Paine + Someone Else) - i'm high.
  • Alex Kid - Beats and bass Roller for me! oh yes ... Bass!
  • Gel Abril (Be As One) - minimal bass roller mix is cool tnx!
  • Pig & Dan (Cocoon) - Ospina remix is spot on :)
  • Shlomi Aber (Be As One) (Shlomi Aber) - the bass roller mix its nice 
  • Tim Xavier (Tim Xavier and Camea/Ltd 400/Manmade Mastering/Clink Recordings) The David - Ospina mix rocks!! Thanks
  • Martin Landsky (Pokerflat) - david ospina mix and minimal bass roller mix for me here...both are cool...
  • Samuel L. Session - like the beats mix the most, very functional for me!


Deep Breath is officially released on all your favorite digital websites. We are getting some amazing reviews and feedback for this first release from the Circle crew. See what these major players are saying below...

Now available Beatport Click here!

To preview Circle 'Deep Breath' EP on Soundcloud Click here!

On Worship site Click here!


  • 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"
  • Vince Watson "Original mix is really good. in the bag"
  • DJ Jerome "very cool ep!"
  • DJ Wehbba "original sounds cool"
  • David Pher " Good EP . Support !!"
  • Master H " I really dig this ep....Thanx will play the deepness.."
  • Kiki "all 3 mixes are goood!"
  • Joachim Spieth "own path. very good & outstanding"
  • Patrick Siech (Drumcode)
  • Slam "nice grooves - old school sample - thanx"
  • Tim Green " cool tracks. Like the original mix and after hours mix!"
  • Arnaud Le Texier "Nice deep!!! In my bag"
  • Silicone Soul "great vibe to these... Thx for the music (deep deep then deeper:))"
  • Danny Howells -These totally work for me .. great early evening vibes. Cheers!!"
  • Bryan Zentz "oh yes. go worship/philly! really like this alot."
  • Guy J "Deeper mix for me , thnx good luck"
  • Gel Abril "sounds cool to me original one tnx!"


Wor.35 Rob Paine & Charles Lazarus Vs Rootz Underground 'Enlighten Me' now available at all your favorite online music stores. 

It has been getting love from Mark Bell, Sasha, Someone Else, Ramon Tapia, Remote Area, Dj Vibe, Justin Sloe, Alex Kid, Andrew Grant, Martin Landsky, Slam, Silicone Soul, Niv Hadas & Danny Tenaglia. 

ENLIGHTEN ME Preview on Soundcloud!

Buy On Beatport Here!

On Worship Site Here!


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

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...


Buy On Beatport Here!

                                                                On Worship Site Here!

Video :


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...


Buy on Beatport Here!

On Worship site 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...




Released in January 2012 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



Download our new Worship App for the iphone (all courtesy of Worship & Selekta label don Dj Dennis). GET THE APP!

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.



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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 and all other inquiries email : info@worshiprecs.com

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