DJ Charles Feelgood at Rich’s

If you like dance music, you would have loved the music by DJ Charles Feelgood Friday night at Rich’s. Funky, Jazzy, House music. I used to have a picture of Charles wearing an Enjoymusic Enjoylife shirt. I need to find it.

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Legendary for his role in the birth of the electronic music scene in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, Charles Feelgood has built a reputation as a DJ in the international dance community through his ingenious remix skills and a dynamic brand of funky disco,electro,techno and hard house.

“I used to stay up late listening to my dad play records and decided that was what I wanted to do,” says Feelgood. His first foray into the world of dance music was in the 80′s, throwing small scale parties under the name “House of Fields”. From Depeche Mode to Aretha Franklin dance mixes – the music was very eclectic at the parties and you can hear that range of genres in Charles’s sets today.

Constantly in demand all over the world for his ability to light up dance floors with his sets of funk, acid and electro drenched house, Feelgood has received numerous accolades in his fifteen-year career. These include being named Baltimore’s Best DJ several years, and being included in Bpm magazines top 100 Dj’s several years running.Playing gigs from as far away as Russia for the Audi Car Company to working the crowd at 2007′s Cochella Festival-Charles will be busy behind the decks for the rest of the 2008 year!

Feelgood notes “I definitely try and take the listeners on a musical journey – I like to start out slow and funky and push for a harder ending, a continuous rise”.

“I’m far from a purist,” he adds. “I incorporate many styles into a single set. I play everything from disco-influenced house to acapella tracks and tech house, and I especially love bootlegs and electro influenced tracks”.

The consummated dance floor rocker, Feelgood sums up his musical mission in one sentence: “I just want to do what the name implies, to make people have a good time and go home with a great feeling”.

Rolling Stone Magazine: Best 50 Albums of 2008

Speaking of  TV on the Radio, they top this year’s list of Rolling Stone Magazine’s 50 Best Albums.

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2008 Albums of the Year

1 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science

2 | Bob Dylan: Tell Tale Signs — The Bootleg
      Series Vol. 8

3 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III

4 | My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

5 | John Mellencamp: Life, Death, Love
      and Freedom

6 | Santogold: Santogold

7 | Coldplay: Viva la Vida or
       Death and All His Friends

8 | Beck: Modern Guilt

9 | Metallica: Death Magnetic

10 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend

11 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

12 | Guns n’ Roses: Chinese Democracy

13 | Blitzen Trapper: Furr

14 | Ryan Adams and the Cardinals: Cardinology

15 | The Black Keys: Attack & Release

16 | Randy Newman: Harps and Angels

17 | B.B. King: One Kind Favor

18 | Lucinda Williams: Little Honey

19 | Erykah Badu: New Amerykah: Part 1
      (4th World War)

20 | Kings of Leon: Only by the Night

21 | Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads

22 | Jackson Browne: Time the Conquerer

23 | Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst

24 | Girl Talk: Feed the Animals

25 | The Magnetic Fields: Distortion

26 | Mudcrutch: Mudcrutch

27 | Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun

28 | The Knux: Remind Me in Three Days…

29 | Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago

30 | Duffy: Rockferry

31 | MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

32 | Jamey Johnson: The Lonesome Song

33 | Ne-Yo: Year of the Gentleman

34 | Stephen Malkmus: Real Emotional Trash

35 | Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig,
      Lazarus, Dig!!!

36 | The Hold Steady: Stay Positive

37 | Nine Inch Nails: The Slip

38 | Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line

39 | Taylor Swift: Fearless

40 | Jonas Brothers: A Little Bit Longer

41 | AC/DC: Black Ice

42 | David Byrne and Brian Eno: Everything
       That Happens Will Happen Today

43 | Nas: Untitled

44 | The Raconteurs: Consolers of the Lonely

45 | Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward

46 | The Academy Is…: Fast Times at
      Barrington High

47 | Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping

48 | Raphael Saadiq: The Way I See It

49 | Hot Chip: Made in the Dark

50 | No Age: Nouns

Contributors: David Fricke, Will Hermes, Christian Hoard, Melissa Maerz, Jody Rosen

Stereogum 50 most popular indie rock mp3s of 2008

I’m downloading the supped up, zipped up, collection of stereogum’s 50 most popular free and legal indie rock mp3s downloaded from their site in 2008 – while watching the behind the scene video for TV on the Radio’s “Dancing Choose”.

Yummy…here’s the list from stereogum’s blog:

50 Radiohead – “Reckoner (Holden Remix)”
49 Love Is All – “Big Bangs, Black Holes, Meteorites”
48 Iran – “Buddy”
47 British Sea Power – “Atom”
46 Music Go Music – “Reach Out”
45 Annuals – “Confessor”
44 Hercules And Love Affair – “Hercules’ Theme”
43 Sigur Ros – “Gobbledigook”
42 Radiohead – “Reckoner (Diplo Remix)”
41 The Kooks – “Tick Of Time”
40 Portastatic – “Some Small History”
39 French Kicks – “Trouble”
38 Empire Of The Sun – “Walking On A Dream”
37 Dan Friel – “Ghost Town (Pt. 1)”
36 Fredrik – “Black Fur”
35 Damien Jurado – “Gillian Was A Horse”
34 School Of Seven Bells – “Connjur”
33 Juana Molina – “Un Dia”
32 Fredrik – “Alina’s Place”
31 Passion Pit – “Sleepyhead”
30 Fleet Foxes – “He Doesn’t Know Why”
29 Final Fantasy – “The Butcher”
28 She And Him – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here”
27 Chairlift – “Evident Utensil”
26 MGMT – “Time To Pretend”
25 Jennifer O’Connor – “Here With Me”
24 Ratatat – “Mirando (YACHT Remix)”
23 Stereolab – “Self Portrait With Electric Brain (YACHT Remix)”
22 Wolf Parade – “Call It A Ritual”
21 The Dead Science (Feat Craig Wedren) – “Make Mine Marvel (Craig Dub Plate Mix)”
20 +/- {Plus/Minus} – “Snowblind”
19 The Dead Science – “Make Mine Marvel”
18 Bowerbirds – “In Our Talons”
17 My Brightest Diamond – “Inside A Boy”
16 Shugo Tokumaru – “Green Rain”
15 Ssion – “Street Jizz (Ruff Ian Levine Remix)”
14 Crystal Stilts – “Crystal Stilts”
13 Gang Gang Dance – “House Jam”
12 MIA – “Paper Planes (Remix For The Children By Adrock)”
11 Department Of Eagles – “No One Does It Like You”
10 Human Highway – “Moody Motorcycle”
09 Ssion – “Credit In The Straight World”
08 Ra Ra Riot – “Dying Is Fine”
07 David Vandervelde – “Someone Like You”
06 Talkdemonic – “March Movement”
05 Okkervil River – “Lost Coastlines”
04 Los Campesinos! – “How I Taught Myself To Scream”
03 Yeasayer – “Sunrise”
02 Peter Bjorn And John – “Inland Empire”
01 Marnie Stern – “Transformer”

Best Music T-Shirt Designer Flashback

Back in 2002, the same year that Houston Press selected Chloe Dao of Project Runway fame as Best Designer, Enjoymusic Enjoylife was crowned the best club wear / music clothing brand.

Best Designer – Chloé Dao

Houstonian Chloé Dao spent eight years in New York City, including a stint at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Now she’s brought her talents home. She and sister Kim opened Lot 8 in the Rice Village at 6127 Kirby Drive two years ago, specializing in off-the-rack trendy clothes and local designer one-of-a-kinds. Dao has lots of her own fashion fun on the racks and offers alterations and custom designs. Her specialty is dressing you up in wedding, prom and party frocks. While she’s more downtown, compared to Vanessa Riley’s uptown designs, expect Dao to create quite a name for herself among Houston’s fashionistas.

Best Dance and Club Wear Designer – Enjoymusic Enjoylife Music T-shirts

We’ve got a horde of fine club dancers in this town. Somebody’s gotta dress ‘em. If there were still any raves around, chances are you’d see many shirts out there created by this man. Akindele’s brand of clothing, Enjoymusic Enjoylife (EMEL), featuring that all-important musical-note insignia, has been the favorite among energetic clubgoers for quite a while now. Baseball shirts, T-shirts, baby tees — they’re all designed to keep a young whippersnapper comfortable while dancing to all things electronica. Fortunately, if you head out to spots like Hyperia, you can still see clothing bearing the EMEL moniker, and a bunch of kids proud to be sweating their asses off in it.

Best Guitar Teacher – Dave Payne

Dave Payne can do just about anything when it comes to the guitar. Besides his own beautiful playing and singing, which runs the gamut from classical to funk, he’s got enough patience and good grace to teach anybody else how to follow his lead. Everybody from middle-aged engineers looking to perfect all those blues licks they’ve been working on for decades to adolescent punk rockers (that include groups such as the Collapsing Horse and Chowderheads) to teenage girls interested in pick-styled classical guitar has benefited from Payne’s good-humored teaching style and gentle manner, which make the hard work of learning how to play a whole lot of fun.

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