29.06.13 = QUALITY VOLUME, A DISCO

29.06.13 = QUALITY VOLUME, A DISCO

quality volume is an event about music, people and dancing.

we don’t have a lot of clever words to make this party sound extraordinary appealing or fashionably sexy. all we want to say is that we are doing this for the love of dance orientated music and for dancing, and out of respect for the craft of deejaying. we strive to build a community around these simple values and would like to contribute to the local dance scene by hosting an event that blurs the artificial boundaries between music genres.

at the quality volume party, the emphasis is on playing quality music the way it was done in the early days of the craft of deejaying… when deejaying was a craft and you had to earn your place behind the turntables. so, all night there will only be one deejay, greeting guests and at the end of the night, warmly bidding them farewell with the music. what happens in between is up to the mood of the party.

quality volume’s music policy is wide open, leaning toward the underground. music both old and new will make the playlist as long as it is soulful and danceable. expect to hear anything from jazz, hip hop, boogie, reggae, electro, dubstep, rock, african, garage, latin, techno, soul, funk, r&b to house, drum & bass and dub.

come as you are, and please join us for an evening of disco lights and boogie.

29.06.13 = quality volume : Taster by Dala Flat. on Mixcloud

DALA FLAT. opens the January Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party 2013

DALA FLAT. opens the January Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party 2013

This is a re-do of the opening set i played at the first Vinyl Digz Rooftop party of 2013. Due to countless technical glitches, I could not properly record the music i played for those 2 plus hours. So here is it again – just nice vibes, no feedback, distortion, channel drop outs or faulty gear. Like I usually do it, a mix bag of all things soulful, groovy and nice! This time more on a laid back, chilled out, sun-kissed tip. Music for 1pm onwards on a hot Saturday, on a rooftop, in the city…

DALA FLAT. opens the January Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party 2013 by Dala Flat. on Mixcloud

RockArt – Future Cape

RockArt – Future Cape

The  RockArt – Future Cape album is available online. Follow these links to download:

–  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Cape/dp/B0050DV6HS/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307517823&sr=301-1

–  http://www.musicload.de/rockart/future-cape/musik/album/10240696_2

http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/future-cape/id437209497 (This is the iTunes Germany site and iTunes has geographical limitation so from SA for example you cant access iTunes Germany…)

NEW BUYS/RARE FINDS 2011

/15/12/2011/

NEW BUYS/RARE FINDS 2011

The end of another year looms and its time for the sun and fun in Cape Town. We love the holidays and we love the family that surrounds and supports and believes all things DALA FLAT. Year end means another installement to the NEW BUYS/RARE FINDS compilation series. NEW BUYS/RARE FINDS 2011 is the fourth installemt in the series, and is a reflection of the music we’ve collected over the past year. It features some great tunes that we’ve hunted on vinyl for ages, like Paul Winter’s Sea Joy, 24 Carot Black’s Best of a Good Love Gone, the sublimely awsome redition by James Brown of the Bobby Hebb classic Sonny. And a few more beautiful and future classics, like the Chicargo based techno producer Hieroglyphic Being’s Strange Strings #2, History Town by Mos Dub, two live classic versions by Joe Jackson and by Al Jarreau, and rounding things off with the beautifully sensual and moody song by Gato Barbieri from the film with the same title, Last Tango in Paris.

Please let us know what you think of the compilation and if you need a DJ that plays anything from quiet ambient through jazz, dub hip hop, soul, r&b, easy funk, latin, disco, techno and all avenues to house, please contact us. I hope you’ve enjoyed this and please look out for more from DALA FLAT next year. Have a great, safe and the best new year you could ever imagine!

Love from DALA FLAT, HOSH!!!

New Buys/Rare Finds 2011 by Dala Flat. on Mixcloud

BIG HAIR & BOOGIE Vol.1- A Tribute to Marcy

/20/04/2012/

BIG HAIR & BOOGIE Vol.1- A Tribute to Marcy

I stumbled on a thought the other day. One that made me ask the question if living in an era, engulfed in the experience and observations of the culture, the sights and sounds in ‘real’, time will make one play the music of that time, within a DJ context with a much deeper understanding and ease…? My feeling is most definitely!

I was born in the 70s, and vaguely remember the finer details of the time. However through a natural form of osmosis, being surrounded by certain kinds of music, people, fashion and trends, I can feel my way through the dark of that decade, and understand it a level I find hard to articulate and sometimes impossible to clearly express. It was however the 80s with all its pomp, audacity and synthetic nature that I recall with extreme detail. The 80s was a revolution on many fronts, liberating the day glow and big hair in all of us. I know the songs intimately, the artists with fascination and the fashion with quiet embarrassment. It’s all this detail that I’ve translated into this mixtape compilation as a tribute to my friend Marcy who turned 40 today. I aptly call it, BIG HAIR & BOOGIE Vol.1- A Tribute to Marcy.

Rummaging through my records and reconnecting with songs of various significance was like a fun jump back in time and it is this nostalgia and energy that I’ve tried to relay in this mix. Although very commercial in its nature, this is a dance set filled with crazy big electric guitar riffs and solos, high energy synth stabs and top end heavy frequencies, with lyrics that hold a poetry and meaning you simply don’t find in the pop gumf of now. This is bubble gum that has not lost its flavour and kind of gets the toes tapping, even at times conjuring up the uncontrollable urge to take on the air guitar stance and pound away at the molecules around you. I hope you enjoy it and do listen out for further instalments to the BIG HAIR & BOOGIE series. Here’s a big HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to MARCY! May there be many more great ones, HOSH!

BIG HAIR & BOOGIE Vol.1- A Tribute to Marcy by Dala Flat. on Mixcloud

Soundcloud.com/dala-flat

/20/04/2012/

Soundcloud.com/dala-flat

We’ve updated our Soundcloud page with a few new tracks for your listening pleasure. Please go and have a listen: www.soundcloud.com/dala-flat. On rotation is Child of the Goema – the DALA FLAT from the streets klopse mix), Email to the Ancestors – the DALA FLAT re-edit, and two tracks from the J7 series of recordings, Exercise and Brandon’s Song. All tracks are produced by DALA FLAT. Please let us know what you think of them by leaving your comments.

A lot more to come, so please stay tuned!

Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party of the 17 December 2011 DJ Mix

/09/05/2012/

Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party of the 17 December 2011 DJ Mix

Up on the DALA FLAT Mixcloud page is a new mix.  It is a DJ set, performed by DALA FLAT at the Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party on the 17 December 2011, between 22h30 and 00h00. As usual, its a mixed bag of genres, from down tempo r&b, to p-funk, groove jazz, 90s house, techno, some new psychadellic Shangaan electro vibes, soul and even pop. In sticking to the medium requirement of this event, this is a 100% vinyl record mix. Please excuse the crackles and pops…!

The Vinyl Digz Rooftop Party of the 17 December 2011 DALA FLAT DJ Mix by Dala Flat. on Mixcloud

Soulfully Slowly

/25/09/2012/

Soulfully Slowly

SOULFULLY SLOWLY is a DJ driven music concept to slow things down on the dancefloor and to unearth and preserve slow burning, groovy soul gems of way back, and ones too early forgotten. This is red wine sipping, soft light, small dance movements music in an easy and comfortable environment. To have a taste of this vibe, please have a listen to the first of a series of SOULFULLY SLOWLY mixes. Also look out for details of the upcoming SOULFULLY SLOWLY live event series hosted and crafted by DALA FLAT.

SOULFULLY SLOWLY: Music Too Good To Forget pt.1 by Dala Flat. on Mixcloud