Monthly Archives: March 2016

SIDES004: Shea Bermingham

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A blend of recent favorites, recorded live and loose on a warm evening drinking grapefruit w/ mint and seltzer. Aside from some jungle and hip-hop passages, this is mostly a light meditative mood mix with a jazzy twist running throughout.

Shea is a selector, listener and label laborer based between NYC and the South Pacific.

Stay shining ☀

March 25, 2016

BIS: 001 – 020

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celebrate 20 releases from beats in space with the label’s first comp disc – BIS: 001 – 020 – available now in CD form / soon in digital forms, or part of a limited offering of bundled 12″s

listen to Tom Noble’s special remix of his contribution to BIS, “Holding On” as House of Spirits:

surf the shop

March 23, 2016

SIDES003: Josiah Wolfson

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For the third edition of SIDES, we asked Josiah Wolfson, an NYC based musician who performs under his own name as well as under the moniker x or size.

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Josiah, who helps curate the record and book selection at Commend, devised his mix using only the resources of the $3 dollar record bins found at the store, recycling and restoring the monetarily marginal or partially damaged ranks for a deeply personal mix.

Created January / February 2016 on 1 turntable, Tascam 4track tape recorder, and mpc1000.

Tracklist:

Bobby Womack “Woman’s gotta Have it” goes to the movies with van McCoy and his “Magnificent Movie Machine” (JW edit)
Chamber Brothers “I Wish it Would Rain” featuring a lecture by Bobby Brown at Commend on the limits of science and the ghost of Edith Piaf
Barnes & Barnes – “Unfinished Business”
Don Ray “Standing in the Rain” – – 2016 blizzard mix
Arthur Brown “Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me” – – infinite appraisal mix
Martin Denny (bits and pieces)
Smokey Robinson “Holly” meets Pantha Du Prince “Sach Mal Baum” downtown
Space – “Carry on, Turn Me On” convex bass edit
David Van Tieghem “the Women” / Georgia Kelly – Sea Peace collage / David Van Tieghem “Two Worlds”
Osibisa “Hamattan” deep below Sea Level “54” x Rundgren x Jimmy Horne x Taisha Thomas x Arthur Crume and the Soul Stirrers
Up Front “Infatuation” grooving on (and off) the Beach (Boys) “Here Comes the Night”
Parliament “Night of the Thumposaurus People”

March 4, 2016