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First of all we want to thank everyone who attended the fourth edition of Swingers Club. We had a really good time and the music was ace from the beginning ’till the early hours. Big respect to the Mind Warp DJs: Exalt & Lt. Ludwig and WPH headhoncho: Red D.

We don’t have any more events planned for the near future, but we still can be your musical companion for the upcoming spring and summer months. We’ve listed up some nice mixtapes from Swingers Club residents and affiliates.

The first mixtape is from Liss., who is an allround nice guy from Sint-Truiden. He played at our very first party by the way. I had asked him to do a mixtape already a long time ago, in a time when this blog was more flourishing than now, and he finally recorded something. It was a bit unexpected, but I immediatly knew that it would be a mixtape with a good ‘feel’ and a great track selection. The mix is probably a bit housier and deeper than the mixes I’ve posted here before, but you should all know by now that we don’t like to think in boxes. You can expect tracks from Chez Damier, Manuel Tur and others.

After receiving the mix from Liss., I thought it would be a good opportunity to post some other stuff as well. Leroy, one of our residents, had recently released a new mixtape too. You can find it here. A selection of Disco, House and funk just as we like it! And why don’t you check out his former mix too. Same recipe, other ingredients.

Tibson, the newest Swingers resident, made a tape too. Already a couple of months ago actually, but it still sounds fresh to our ears! You can check it out at his soundcloud-page. Lovely mix that ends up pretty housy too!

Mind Warp, the radioshow from Exalt and Lt. Ludwig is now re-listenable online. It’s in Dutch, but most of the time they’ll let the music speak for itself. You will certainly enjoy their selection of new and old tunes, you might even spot some damn hard to find disco nuggets and old school electro classics!

And last and maybe also least, I started something new a couple of months ago: Beyond The Clouds. The first un-mix, un-mix because it isn’t really mixed, is a selection of very slow balearic tracks, jazz, mood music and other more obscure pieces of music. You can listen to the tape here.

By the way, we got some DJ-gig news too: Leroy & Tibson will open up Decadance (Ghent) on the We Play House Recordings labelnight on May the 6th. We, King & Cousin, will play at Café AperO on Sunday the 15th of May for the season ending of Elaba, Raoul Lambert‘s own boogie nights. It will not only be the season-ending of the Elaba-concept, it will also be an ending of an era for us, as it will probably be the last gig in Leuven as students. Leuven has been our homebase for about 6 years, but it’s time to move on now.

Enjoy listening and maybe we’ll catch each other on one of those two special occasions!

It’s been a while, but we finally recorded a new mixtape. Like always it is a one-take vinyl only mix. There are some very new ones in it, some classics and some of our 2010 favorites.

KING & COUSIN – Swingers Mix #05

This is the tracklist:

0. Klein & MBO – The Big Apple (Intro)
1. Mark Seven – Pillow Talk
2. Red Fulka – Crazy Meera
3. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Vox)
4. Ultrasonic 7 – Like Thunder (Raoul Lambert remix)
5. Jacques Renault – Pleasure
6. Tornado Wallace – Whispering Twirl
7. Andy Ash – Freak
8. Cleo & Patra – Walk Like An Egyptian
9. Native Underground – Till It Hurts (Play It Loud Dub!)
10. Evan Evans – Repetition
11. Kurt Maloo – Afterglow (Frisvold & Lindbaek Mix)
12. ESP – It’s You (Instrumental)
13. Master C&J – Face It (Club)
14. Giulio DJ – Coco’s Nuts (Social Disco Club remix)
15. Max Essa – One Hundred Times (San Soda remix)

On top of that we also listed up all our previous mixtapes in a new ‘mixtape-section’ at the right of this page, underneed ‘About King & Cousin’. That means more than 9 hours of mixtape pleasure for you all, enjoy!

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..

 

Mind Warp is of course the name of a famous Patrick Cowley song, but it’s also a radioshow on Radio Scorpio, a local radio station situated in Leuven. The show is hosted by 3 young and enthusiastic guys: Arne, Ben & Bert better known as Viktor Bodrovski and Exalt.

Besides their weekly airtime on monday, they also throw parties in the Machine, a local club here in Leuven. They invited us twice already, and both times were very nice, that’s why we asked them to do a mixtape for our blog. Expect some freshly squeezed Italo and Chi-House classics spiced up with some more recent productions. Ace!

Mind Warp Crew – Swingers Mix #04 (Soundcloud)

Tracklist:

1. Mirage – Woman
2. Plastic Mode – Baja Imperial
3. Camaro’s Gang – Fuerza Major (Tensnake Remix)
4. Hannulelauri – Metropol
5. Talking Heads – Heads (Cosmic Boogie Edit)
6. Scotch – Penguin Invasion
7. Kraftwerk – Numbers
8. Mr Pauli – Satisfaction
9. Electra/Candi Staton – Feels Good/ You Got The Love (Edit)
10. Sneak-thief – Der Herzenbrechter
11. Patrick Cowley – Primitive World
12. D.C. La Rue – Let Them Dance (PH Edit)
13. Faze Action – Good Lovin’
14. Rodney Bakerr Presents Mystic – House Girl (Mike’s  Mix)
15. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me (Kenny Jason Mix)
16. Joe Smooth – Promised Land
17. Break Machine – Street Dance
18. Joyce Sims – (You Are My) All And All

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I’ve just found an article on Resident Advisor about warming-up dj’s and how important a good warm up set is for the development of a good clubnight. You can find it here. The article deals with the problem that many promoters don’t invest a lot of time and money in an opening act, while it is crucial to have a warming-up dj who is complementary with the headliner. Very interesting article, and one of the best we’ve read on RA so far!

To end this post we’ve got again 2 old school goodies for you who are both extremely actual. Especially the first one, Elias Rahbani’s Liza Liza, because it got edited recently by The Sexican on Golf Channel and by The Popular’s People Front on their last Edit EP: ‘Sample Pleasures Part 4.’  The Golf Channel edit already had a limited pressing of 120 pieces, but it will get a full release very soon! So don’t sleep on this (again!) The second track is the B-side on the original 12″ from 1978; From The Moon.

 We’ll be warming-up the crowd ourselfs Saturday 10th of October at Spark (Café Capital) before Mugwump. We’ll be dj-ing from 11pm untill 2am! You can find the poster above.

Hi,

We are King & Cousin, a dj-duo from Belgium.
We like music, and that’s the reason why we start this blog.

We are mainly into dance music from the past 30 years, so you can expect Disco, Italo, Cosmic, Balearic stuff, and Chicago and Detroit House aswell, but we’ll also cover new artists, releases and parties.

In the coming weeks and months we’ll provide you with own dj-mixes, charts, guest dj-mixes, edits and productions, cool going-out places etc.

To warm you up we’ve got a video from Beautiful Swimmers – O Yea, a new 12″ recently released on the fresh Future Times label. It’s a cool video and a great song, so check it out!