Beantown’s best homegrown music compilation, DOTC “A BOSTON ELECTRONIC MUSIC STORY," is back for the 5th year running. Created by Soul Clap specifically to shine a spotlight on our beloved hometown and serve as a platform for the ever-growing number of rising local talent. This annual series keeps us connected to our roots and to the beloved Dancing On The Charles event series we started more than a decade ago (can you believe it?) along longtime friends and fellow DJs Randy Deshaies and Sergio Santos.
This year's curation of artists celebrates the return of veterans while welcoming some new names but certainly not new talents to the compilation. Camino 84 drops that bass line driven New-Disco-Dub-Funk on “Disconnected”, then check out the vintage craftsmanship from sample selector David Paglia on “Say With Me”. Legends Kelvin Sylvester & Lee Wilson bring us that house heat with “When The Beat Drops." Self-described dip-shit duo Juice Belushi assembled a real throwback work-out called “The Detes”. Nick Minieri’s “ Heat Index” is a percussive analog stomper and Roldy Cezaire continues to blow our minds as a master songwriter, vibe magician and overall stand out talent. This year Roldy teams up with Monolog and Atsushi Asada on their future-facing “Crazy Kind Of Love”. Then flashback to the past with her feet in the present as Saucy Lady drops her modern funk on “It’s All Here”. Compilation returnee Suspence joins forces with Nick Thrine and Finley on “Liquid” and Trip Report reaches for the acid on “I’ve Got It (If You Want It). Finally, Wigzen & Alina thrill us with “Asita” featuring beautiful atmospheric pads, percussive synth bass and live strings taking this track over the top!
In celebration of this years compilation we (Soul Clap) will be headed back home to Boston (well actually Cambridge) on Saturday, July 21st 2018 to perform at Dancing On The Charles. If you’re in town do not miss this wonderful moment, we’d love to see each and everyone one of you!