Sydney-based DJ, specialising in deep house and disco—I take delight in playing a solid warm-up set and revel in the success of watching a room build around it.
Artists/labels you'll likely hear: Folamour, Laurence Guy, Fouk, Ethyène, Jesse Bru, Nachtbraker, Frits Wentink, SlothBoogie, Black Loops, Better Listen Records, Cody Currie, House Of Disco Records, Bellaire, Adryiano, Demuja, Joe Corti, Franck Roger, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Moonrise Hill Material, Pontchartrain, Schenkelspreizer, Honey Butter Records, Luvless, Editorial Records, Coeo, etc.
Brendan Clay & Andrew Fazzolari - Live at Stanley's Block Party (October 2023)
Following recent sombre developments that our beloved Stanley Street Block Parties are no longer—cheers for that, local council!—we thought it appropriate to pay homage to the fantastic times enjoyed by all, by making available our recorded mix from last month.
(We failed to realise it at the time, but it may be the very last Block Party gracing the sacred bitumen known at Stanley Street... at least, for the foreseeable future.)
The Fazz @andrewfazzolari and I were handed a prime slot for the balmy October afternoon to do our Attic @atticsydney thing.
Within the hour-long offering, you can expect our usual blend of fun, fruity, typically disco-skewed house music, with a few fruits from yesteryear thrown in.
This is the result—hope you dig!
@pole-jam-vinyl @d-phunq @nervous-records @retromigration @ravanellidiscoclub @kai-alce @user-576421441 @1codycurrie @toytonics @daveleezr @suddenmovesmusic @slothboogie @harold-heath @s-a-s-h-sundays
Brendan Clay - Live at Analogue Discogue at Rekodo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar, Sydney (23rd July, 2023)
Analogue Discogue is an esteemed hi-fi, vinyl-only event hosted by house and disco aficionado, Norm De Plume.
We were invited to join the line-up for its July event: a sun-kissed Sunday afternoon affair hosted at the exquisite, Japanese-inspired Rekōdo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar at Sydney's Barangaroo.
Rekōdo's crystal-clear Klipsch sound system sounded expectedly immaculate right throughout the afternoon's proceedings: the clarity and warmth of the system provided an ambient yet immersive experience for diners and listeners, alike. It was an absolute pleasure.
The Fazz @andrewfazzolari and I came prepared, armed and loaded with a couple of boxes of carefully-selected favourites—a concoction of newer burners and some favourites from yesteryear—and did our very best to fly the Attic flag proudly.
Hope you enjoy!
01 : Dino Soccio - 'Fred's Groove' (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
02 : Sleazy McQueen & Vinyladdicted - 'Hot To Trot' (Original Mix) [Kolour Limited]
03 : Buzz Compass - 'Your World' (Original Mix) [Whiskey Disco]
04 : Closed Paradise - 'Cindy Goes To A Party' (Original Mix) [Lovedancing]
05 : Unknown Artist - 'Love In The Night' (Original Mix) [Ltd, W/Lbl]
06 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - 'Slo-Fusion' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
07 : Scruscru - 'Love Fusion' (Original Mix) [Ltd, W/Lbl]
08 : Jimmy Rouge - 'Rounders' (Original Mix) [Orange Tree Edits]
09 : Luvless - 'Down With You Baby' (Original Mix) [Tsuba]
10 : Mint Jams - 'Club Members Only' (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
11 : Chevals - 'Layover' (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
12 : Loveface - 'Smoke Chronic' (Original Mix) [Loveface Music]
13 : Late Nite Tuff Guy - 'Go For That' (Original Mix) [Tuff Cut]
@norm-de-plume, @atticsydney, @dinosoccio, @razor-n-tape, @sleazymcqueen, @kolour_ltd, @buzzcompass, @whiskeydiscomusic, @ltdwlbl, @dave-allison, @editorial-records, @scruscru, @jimmyrouge, @orangetreeedits, @luvless, @tsuba, @betterlistenrecords, @chevalsmusic, @loveface, @late-nite-tuff-guy
Brendan Clay - Live at Stanley's (25th March, 2023)
The big dog, Andrew Fazzolari @andrewfazzolari, blew out an undisclosed number of candles in March and decided to celebrate the occasion with a good ol' fashioned Saturday shindig at Stanley's. The Fazz curated a hand-picked line-up of selectors for the special occasion and generously gifted me the first two hours of the balmy Autumn evening!
I entered the venue at the tail-end of, shall we say, a "colourful" daytime takeover that was many hours—and countless beverages—deep, and was greeted by an intriguing soundtrack of popular radio-played bangers from the start of the century; 'Ms. Jackson' and 'Teenage Dirtbag', notably.
At its conclusion, we were afforded a few sought-after moments of serenity while the Technics were rolled out and added to the booth. I was afforded the opportunity to allow the dust—and, indeed, serotonin!—to settle, and re-set things with some lower, slower groovers, just as intended.
I prepared a bespoke "crate" of selections filled with some of the birthday boy's personal favourites and guilty pleasures, along with others I thought he might enjoy. I believe I hit the brief and was pretty pleased with the result. Most importantly, The Fazz seemed to enjoy himself right through 'till the call for last drinks.
In any case, I hope you enjoy it, too.
01 : Dave Allison - 'The Way Is Heart' (Original Mix) [Kinjo Music]
02 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - 'Sweet Love' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
03 : Ben Sun - 'The Answer' (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
04 : Late Nite Tuff Guy - 'My Sugar Is Gone' (LNTG Edit) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
05 : Coutel - 'This Is Love' (Original Mix) [Masterworks Music]
06 : Letherette - 'Fresh & Clean' (Original Mix) [Wulf]
07 : Tony T. - 'The Feeling' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
08 : Admin - 'Halo' (Original Mix) [CDR]
09 : Crazy P. - 'Last Knockers' (Original Mix) [Paper Recordings]
10 : Magic Source - 'Genius Of Love' (Original Mix) [Favorite Recordings]
11 : Clive From Accounts - 'It's Not That I Don't Care' (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
12 : 78 Edits - 'Come On Baby' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
13 : DJ Snatch - 'All Night Long' (Original Mix) [CDR]
14 : Simply Red - 'Sunrise' (Original Mix) [Universal]
15 : Scruscru - 'Love Fusion' (Original Mix) [Ltd, W/Lbl]
16 : Ash Reynolds - 'Falling Back' (Original Mix) [Slightly Transformed]
17 : Ethyène ft. Folamour - 'Why My Love' (Original Mix) [Better Listen Records]
18 : Prins Emanuel - 'Land Of Joy' (Original Mix) [Music For Dreams]
19 : Klar & PF - 'Circles' (Original Mix) [Pole Jam Vinyl]
20 : Poolside - 'Which Way To Paradise' (Original Mix) [Poolside Music]
21 : Kimchii - 'Windsurf' (Anoraak Remix) [How Do You Are?]
22 : Levantine - 'Cosmic Love' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
23 : Frank Booker - 'Sugar' (Original Mix) [Sleazy Beats Black Ops]
24 : Castle Queenside - 'Everything You Got' (Original Mix) [Tropical Disco Records]
25 : Admin - 'Super Lover' (Original Mix) [Sleazy Beats Black Ops]
26 : Paul Cut - 'Tropica' (Original Mix) [Deeppa Records]
27 : Scruscru, Jehan & Meowsn (JSM) - 'Be With Me' (Original Mix) [Deeppa Records]
28 : Stephane Deschezeaux - 'Make It Hot' (Original Mix) [Springbok Records]
29 : Nicone - 'Why' (Monte Remix) [Off Recordings]
@adminuk, @ashreynolds, @bensunmusic, @clivefromaccounts, @crazyp, @dave-allison, @dj-snatch-athens, @editorial-records, @ethyene, @folamour, @frankbooker, @jehaan, @klarpf, @late-nite-tuff-guy, @letherette, @ltdwlbl, @masterworksmusic, @meowsn, @paul-cut, @pole-jam-vinyl, @poolside, @razor-n-tape, @scruscru, @sleazybeats, @tropicaldiscorecords
Brendan Clay - Promo Mix for The D&M on Orbital Radio (2023)
I'm throwing this one up from earlier in the year—a mix I compiled and delivered for 'The D&M', a weekly Friday morning radio show on (the now, sadly departed) Orbital Radio.
So, as much as I set out to put together and promised a proper sub-100 BPM slow jam mix for Darcy, this one ended up very differently!
I, admittedly, hadn't played too many sweaty, peak-time dance floor sets during 2022, yet, I continue to buy music to suit such an affair, and this mix was the perfect opportunity to showcase a handful of them!
The mix kicks off with some deep grooves and builds up to some higher-energy burners and features some of my favourite artists and labels at the moment, including Retromigration, Jesse Bru, Cassettes For Kids, Clive From Accounts and Intr0beatz.
Hope you dig!
01 : Clive From Accounts - 'Gravitate' (Original Mix) [Dirt Crew Recordings]
02 : Retromigration - 'Arranciata' (Original Mix) [Last Year At Marienbad]
03 : Soul Wun - 'Thank You, St. Germain' (Original Mix) [SlothBoogie]
04 : Intr0beatz - 'Move With Me' (Original Mix) [Selections]
05 : A.J. Edward - 'Plastic' (Original Mix) [CDR]
06 : Chevals - 'My Love My Kisses' (Original Mix) [Dansu Discs]
07 : CAB - 'Mischief' (Original Mix) [Odd Numbers]
08 : DJ ÆDIDIAS - 'L'aquitaine' (Original Mix) [Lost Palms]
09 : Unknown Artist - 'On The Dub' (PABLO003) [Who Is Pablo?]
10 : Ruze - 'Open Door Policy' (Original Mix) [PIV]
11 : Janeko - 'Sine Up Here' (Original Mix) [Yoyaku]
12 : Jesse Bru - 'Vibrations' (Original Mix) [Aterral]
13 : Cassettes For Kids - 'Rest / Relief' (Original Mix) [Honey Butter Records]
@darcy_doogan_syd @dirt-crew @clivefromaccounts @retromigration @soulwun @slothboogie @intr0beatz @chevalsmusic @ithinkthatimtomcruise @whoispablo @pivrecords @yoyaku @jesse-bru @aterralrecords @cassettesforkids @honeybutterrecords
Brendan Clay - Live at Stanley's (9th December, 2022)
The Fazz and I returned to one of our favourite haunts—and a hidden local pleasure!—Stanley's on Stanley for an all-afternoon/all-night pre-Christmas affair.
The entire venue was booked for an EOY shindig by the fine folk at Desk Space—a nearby co-working hub—who, I don't mind mentioning, had personally requested our services, having heard one of our @atticsydney mixes playing during a venue inspection. (Humble brag, sure, but hey, gotta take them where you can!)
The seven-hour sesh flew by in the blink of an eye, and we had a blast playing for the wonderfully receptive crowd who stuck with us right 'till close.
Here is the opening hour, beginning at five o'clock. It's an understandably laidback affair, setting the scene for all that was to come! (And it definitely did.)
Hope you enjoy some forgotten favourites of yesteryear, washed down with the usual abundance of lower, slower, groove-laden jams!
01 : HNNY - 'Hej' (Original Mix) [HNNY]
02 : Queen - 'Cool Cat' (Original Mix) [EMI]
03 : Sticky Fingers - 'How To Fly' (Original Mix) [Sureshaker Music]
04 : Jenevieve - 'Baby Powder' (Original Mix) [CDR]
05 : Thundercat - 'Them Changes' (Original Mix) [Brainfeeder]
06 : Planty Herbs - 'Thank You' (Original Mix) [Intimate Friends]
07 : Lightfoot - 'Digital Wallpaper' (Original Mix) [Dust Collectors]
08 : InI & Pete Rock - 'Think Twice' (Original Mix) [VinDig]
09 : Letherette - 'After 8' (Original Mix) [Wulf]
10 : Saine - 'Casual' (Original Mix) [Fools & Fables Recordings]
11 : Dave Allison - 'Cocktail Blue' (Original) [Kinjo Music]
12 : Ben Sun - 'The Answer' (Original Mix) [Razor-N-Tape Records]
13 : Those Guys From Athens - 'Burnin' Up' (Original Mix) [Too Slow To Disco]
14 : Fantasy Love Affair - 'How Can I Forget' (Original Mix) [Chopshop]
15 : Linda Clifford - 'Never Gonna Stop' (DJ "S" Remix) [Too Slow To Disco]
16 : Poolside ft. Ben Browning - 'I Feel High' (Original Mix) [Pacific Standard Records]
17 : Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - 'Sweet Love' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
18 : DJ Steef - 'It's Cool' (Original Mix) [Editorial Records]
19 : DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 'Summertime' (DJ Jazzy Jeff's Mix) [Jive/Legacy]
20 : Janet Jackson - 'Got Til It's Gone' (Original Mix) [Virgin Records]
21 : Warren G. ft. Nate Dogg - 'Regulate' (DJ "S" Not In Love Anymore Edit) [CDR]
@atticsydney @s-a-s-h-sundays @hnny @sticky-fingers-music @theplantyherbs @light-foot @letherette @saine @dave-allison @bensunmusic @razor-n-tape @tooslowtd_djsupermarkt @the-chopshop-music @poolside @fredberthet @deejay-stathis
Brendan Clay & Andrew Fazzolari - Live at No Place Like House ft. Art Of Tones (22nd July, 2022)
We played our first club set under our Attic @atticsydney guise for a little over two years! (Hey, a pandemic might just do that.)
For the occasion, we partnered with the fine folk at No Place Like House @noplacelikehouseaus, welcoming seasoned French house stalwart, Art of Tones @llorca, as part of his very first Australian tour. A great booking and an even better bloke!
(And, geez, we'd missed the Civic Underground—our home away from home since Attic's inception.)
We opened the evening and were gifted a deliciously lengthy two-and-a-half set to get things underway. We kicked off with our signature warm-up fodder and built things up on the housey tip as the room began filling up and feet started moving en masse!
Within you'll hear originals, remixes and releases from a selection of our favourites, including Junktion @junktionmusic, Local Talk @localtalk, Tropical Disco Records @tropicaldiscorecords, I Gemin @i-gemin, SlothBoogie @slothboogie, Jehan @jehaan, Sondrio @sondrio, Hotmood @hotmood, Sune @emilsunesson, Scruscru @scruscru, Never Dull @neverdullmusic, Dam Swindle @damswindle, Ed Wizard @dave-allison, Dan Kye @dankyemusic, Felipe Gordon @felipe-gordon, Kevin Over @kevin-over, Demuir @djdemuir and Tilman @tilman—to name just a few!
We hope you dig this one! We've had another taste and you can bet that there is plenty more to come in the near future! ;)