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It’s been a while since we’ve posted something, time and inspiration are precious things! Anyway, like every year we’re doing a ‘best of 2010’ list. A list that contains all our favorite ‘dancefloor’-killers of the latest 12 months. Last year we did a ridiculously long list of 50 records, so this year we tried to keep it as short as possible, only our 10 favorites. It wasn’t very difficult to pick out five or six incredible records, but seperating the ‘good’ from the ‘very good’ wasn’t always easy. There are probably some surprises (although not to many we suppose) but like every year there are some tracks that really deserved more attention.

Our track of the year is the titletrack of Aeroplane‘s debut album ‘We Can’t Fly’. What a vibe and what a production. A 100 bpm summer reggae-disco stomper that made us smile everytime we heard it. Too bad that the rest of the album could not compete with this stand-out track.

Number two is ‘Beam Me Up’ by a relatively new act called Midnight Magic. Most dj’s preferred the Jacques Renault remix, which we couldn’t really understand because the original version is an incredible disco track with absolutely great vocals and a tremendous catchy bassline.

At number three you can find ‘the nu-disco track of 2010’: Tensnake‘s ‘Coma Cat’. Released in January on Permanent Vacation, but later on the year picked up by Defected. You could even hear it on Belgian national radio.. Do we need to say more?

Our own Belgian house-pride FCL, which is San Soda and WPH-labelboss Red D made it to number four with their instant old school house classic ‘Let’s Go’. Incredible house record that you really should have in your bag!

We reserved number five for a relatively underestimated record: Chmmr with ‘Love Will Lead U Back’. We didn’t heard many fuzz around this track, haven’t heard any other dj playing or charting it.  Which is very strange, because it’s an incredible piano-house track with very catchy percussion. We saw a lot of smiling faces when playing this one!

Another track that didn’t got the attention it deserved is ‘Crazy Meera’ by Red Fulka.  Hard to descripe this record, but you certainly should take a listen to it. It has also that warm summery vibe in it (maybe we’re just longing for the summer).

For number seven we choosed ‘Look Into My Eyes’ that was released early this year on DFA. Ray Mang‘s own version of the classic Tangerine Dream track. Very dreamy, very beautiful version!

Another usual suspect in the end-of-the-year-lists is Morgan Geist. In 2010 he came up with a new moniker ‘Storm Queen’ and released the fantastic ‘Look Right Through’. Morgan Geist equals quality, we know that by now.

At nine we find the first edit of our chart. There were a lot of edits released in 2010; which actually means a lot of crap and a few exceptional great ones. Dr. Dunks – No P’s is one of those rare great ones. Very nice groove in this one, Dolly Parton was never so hot as in 2010!

Another edit at number 10: Justin Vandervolgen put himself really on the edit-map. Most of his output was high quality stuff, certainly ‘Get To My Baby’ under his Try To Find Me alter ego on Golf Channel.

1. Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Extended Drums Mix) [ESKIMO]

2. Midnight Magic – Beam Me Up [PERMANENT VACATION]

3. Tensnake – Coma Cat [PERMANENT VACATION]

4. FCL – Let’s Go [WE PLAY HOUSE RECORDINGS]

5. CHMMR – Love Will Lead U Back [LUNAFLICKS]

6. Red Fulka – Crazy Meera [ELEVATOR PEOPLE]

7. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes [DFA RECORDS]

8. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Vox) [ENVIRON]

9. Dr. Dunks – No P’s [KEEP IT CHEAP]

10. Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby [GOLF CHANNEL]

We hope y’all had a great 2010 and we wish you all the best for the new year! Feel free to comment with your own charts by the way..

We’re back in business after a, pretty long, summer break but we’ve got good news for y’all. We’re throwing another party: Tuesday the 19th of October is a date you should all mark in your agendas!

Like we promised on our first flyer we at Swingers Club would provide our parties with local heroes and national superstars. After 2 rather succesful editions that goal is almost (completely) achieved. We invited Belgian stars like Compuphonic, King DJ aka 4T4, Cook-E & Matik and young talents like Liss., Cauchy and Leroy (The latter even became co-host of our parties.)

For our 3th edition we go even further: our headliner is both a local hero and an (inter)national superstar. We’re talking about RAOUL LAMBERT of course! He knows the Rumba-dancefloor better than anyone else, he has an incredible eclectic record collection and he leaves everyone behind in terms of dj-skills. So that is briefly why he is our man for our 3th edition!

Also on the bill are MEN & MACHINES (Two dj’s, radioshow-hosts and party-organizers from Glasgow.) And you can already hear it, these guys breath music! Their parties are held in the heart of Glasgow at Stereo Club. They already played along dj’s as: Optimo, Serge Santiago, Pantha Du Prince and DFA acts like Shit Robot & Gavin Russom. So, we’re really proud to have them on their first visit to Belgium!

The line-up will be completed by our resident crew: KING & COUSIN, LEROY and TIBSON.

KING & COUSIN are the founders of Swingers Club and for this 3th edition they will open the night. They already played at events such as 10 Days Off & Laundry Day and in clubs like Libertine Supersport & Café Capital and their mixes were already broadcasted on Pure FM & Radio Scorpio. They will carefully select some smooth records to get y’all in the mood!

LEROY already played at every Swingers Club party and has become co-host of the party. At the time of our first party Leroy was barely 18 years old, but we saw a lot of potential in this guy! Today it seems that we’re not the only believers, even the people from Studay, a big open-air party in Antwerp acknowledge Leroy‘s good taste and great skills!

TIBSON is the newest Swingers-crew member. This 19 year old is maybe not the most experienced dj on the bill but he compensates that with a big dose of enthusiasm! Tibson is probably the most deep/tech-house oriënted dj of the crew, but his musical universe goes far beyond Detroit and Berlin, as he also likes to dig up some disco grooves from time to time. You’ll catch him behind the turntables in the early hours..

 

Jacques Renault just did a new dj-mix for Anthem Magazine, you can download it here. Expect some crazy disco grooves and edits, from Bohannon and D-Train, but also some new tunes like Shit Robot‘s latest dfa-single.

Jacques told us that they got a lot of stuff in the pipeline: There’s coming a new OTP Party Breaks release at the end of April, which will contain 4 Jacques Renault edits, an edit picture disc on Public Release and a new Runaway single ‘Broken Man’ which will be accompanied with a live remix ( as a teaser of the new Runaway live-project) and a remix from the hands of Brennan Green.

Furthermore you can expect  Jacques Renault remixes for John Talabot on Permanent Vacation and Roni Nachum on Future Classic and Runaway remixes for Neurotic Drum Band, Moonwalk, Creatures Of Habit, Birds & Souls and AKA JK.

Also check out his recent release on Mystery Meat together with Lee Douglas.  What a busy bee!

1. 6th Borough Project – Part 5

2. International Feel – Woman Of Candy

3. Jayson Brothers – The Game

4. Bottin & Rodion – Galli (Give It Up)

5. Williams – Confused Arp Disco

6. Kid Who – Above My Head

7. Try To Find Me – Get To My Baby (TBD Extension)

8. Octave One – The Greater Good (Mix 1)

9. Quince – Noodles EP

10. Shit Robot – I Got A Feeling

We just finished a one-hour vinyl mixtape and of course we want to share it here on our blog. You can stream and/or download the mix through our Soundcloud-page. We selected some records that we played regularly in our warm-up sets the last couple of months, so expect some disco-ish and housy stuff. We hope you’ll enjoy it!

King & Cousin – Swingers Mix #03 (soundcloud)

 Tracklist:

1. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Prince Language Remix) 
2. FAZE ACTION FT. YAM WHO? – In The Light Of A Miracle
3. ILIJA RUDMAN – Night People (Garage Mix)
4. COSMIC BOOGIE – Feels Good (You Got The Love)
5. SPIRIT CATCHER – Beezy Operator
6. TENSNAKE – Coma Cat
7. AZARI & III – Reckless With Your Love
8. STEFFI FT. ELIF BICER – Kill Me
9. SAN SODA – Het Zwarte Kanon
10. SESSION VICTIM – The Keyboarder
11. IKE – Diskadenz
12. DYNAMODYSE – Gare Du Nord
13. MISSING LINKX – Who To Call?
14. UNKNOWN ARTIST – Forbidden Love

1. Tensnake – Coma Cat EP

2. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes

3. SMD – Cruel Intentions (Maurice Fulton Remix)

4. Moby – Wait For Me (Villa Remix)

5. FCL – Vocals For Everyone EP

6. Polargeist – Home From The Can (Tensnake Remix)

7. Steffi ft. Elif Bicer – Kill Me

8. Heaven & Earth – Time And Space

9. Jan Turkenburg – In My Spaceship (Pilooski Edit)

10. Mustang – Chameleon Circus EP

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On 10 october 2009 a new club will be born: Libertine Supersport. It is the new club by Renaud Deru & Lorenzo Serra, the guys behind Dirty Dancing. They’re leaving Mirano to start a fresh new concept at K-Nal (the venue where they already held their Summer Club parties).

The spirit of the new Brussels club is a liberal one, hence the name, anything is possible and everyone is welcome. But the most important aspect of a nightclub (for us) is ofcourse the music! The resident team is divided into 2 categories Libertine & Supersport, the first one is more disco-orientated, the latter is more mainroom house & electro-orientated. The Libertine dj’s maison are: Andy Faisca, Mustang, Dirk (Smile), Guy-Ohm, L-fêtes, Rick Shiver and Rob & Zoopsie, the Supersport resident dj’s are: Compuphonic, Jean Montevideo, Cosy Mozzy, Cook-E & Matik, Kid Strike, Mickey, So’Lex and Wirspielen.

On October the 24th the new club will welcome the Italians Do It Better family: Glass Candy, Desire and Mike Simonetti, so that will be certainly something to look out for! And the week after DFA‘s Shit Robot will perform at Libertine. Other names yet confirmed are: Tensnake & Einmusik (14/11), Still Going & Jacques Renault (21/11), Vincenzo & Renaissance Man (28/11).

The first details about the new club look extremely interesting. A good resident team in combination with a bunch of quality international guests, that’s what we can expect from Libertine Supersport! But Libertine is not the only club in Belgium with an excellent taste of music, the calendar of Spark, the saturday nights at Antwerps finest: Café Capital look absolutely fabulous as well, and certainly for us because we will be playing there 2 times this autumn.

This Saturday, the 19th, Spark welcomes Âme, the week after Michael Reinboth from Compost Records will perform at Capital. And in October they’ll have following guests: Blackjoy on the 3th of October, Mugwump a week after, the 17th of October Boy 8 Bit and last but certainly not least Motor City Drum Ensemble on the 24th!

We (King & Cousin) will do the warming up for Mugwump on the 10th of october and also on the 14th of november for no one less than Dixon, labelhead of  Innervisions!