09 December 2012

RENDEZVOUS! on Viva Radio!

On Friday, 23 November, RENDEZVOUS! DJs Alfonso and George Ben Sun broadcasted an hour-long mix of French and Italian library and soundtrack selections on Brooklyn-based Viva Radio. In case you didn't hear it at your local American Apparel store while shopping on Black Friday, the fine folks at Viva have since archived our episode and is available for streaming here.

10 July 2012

A Return Visit to the HERU AVENGER Archives!

This past Monday, fellow RENDEZVOUS! resident AM (a.k.a. George Ben Sun) and I made a return visit to record collector extraordinaire (and good friend) John Basil's (a.k.a. Heru Avenger) home. We spent our time there flipping through his enormous record collection**, listening to tunes, going "ooh and aah" over his insane VHS and literature collections, and even making some trades! Check out these snapshots from our visit...
(**NOTE: ALL records in his collection are original pressings!)











































































03 July 2012

Heru Avenger RENDEZVOUS! DJ Set (from 6 June)




Ubiquity Records' Heru Avenger returned to RENDEZVOUS! on 6 June 2012 to drop an amazing set of tunes sourced from all original vinyl, of course. He also very kindly typed up a tracklist for us. Check it out!

1.Between - Dharana - Dharana - Wergo - Germany
2. Ziad Rahbani - Farhat Shabab - Belly Dance - EMI - France
3. Aziz Khadra - El Arasia - The Middle Eastern Soul - La Danse Orientale - U.S.
4. Chimera - Hadji Baba - S/T - Peters International - U.S.
5. Dick Khoza - Chapita - Chapita - The Sun/Gallo - South Africa
6. Nucleus - Splat - Alleycat - Vertigo - U.K.
7. Eero Koivistoinen - The Front Is Breaking - The Front Is Breaking - Love - Finland
8. Urszula Dudziak - Sno King - Urszula - Arista - U.S.
9. Benoit Widemann - Baleze - Stress! - Ballon Noir - France
10. Sunbirds - Spanish Sun - S/T - BASF - Germany
11. Stone Alliance - Graciela - Con Amigos - PM -  U.S.

Henry Clearstar RENDEZVOUS! DJ Set (from 6 June)



Ubiquity Records' Henry Clearstar returned to RENDEZVOUS! on 6 June 2012 to drop another incredible set of tunes sourced from all original vinyl. Unfortunately, I don't have a tracklist, but I'm sure you'll recognize a few tracks. I do know that it starts off with "Space Woman" by Herman's Rocket (J.P. Massiera). It's an amazing selection of disco-funk-psych...you just have to check it out!

Download here!

29 May 2012

Ubiquity Records Returns to RENDEZVOUS! (6 June 2012)


Join us on Wednesday, the 6th of June as we welcome the return of Ubiquity Records' own Henry Clearstar and collector extraordinaire Heru Avenger! We are always excited when these cats roll in for a session because they are true diggers and always blow us away with their insane records (see 'A Visit to the Heru Avenger Archives'). Aside from their selections, we will be spinning late-60's to early 80's Italo-Gallic soundtracks-library-disco-synthsonic oddities, AND view, by not-so-popular demand, more weird and sometimes offensive b-movies. There will also be a visit by a gourmet food truck! Don't sleep on this one!!


With resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, LA)
George Ben Sun (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Giacomo (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

VERDUGO BAR
3408 Verdugo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

01 May 2012

RENDEZVOUS! with Special Guest DJ Mza! (2 May 2012)

Join us on Wednesday, May 2nd as we welcome the return of DJ Mza to RENDEZVOUS! Our man has been digging and he's got plenty of heat to share with us! Expect to hear late-60's to early 80's Italo-Gallic soundtracks-library-disco-synthsonic oddities, AND view, by not-so-popular demand, more weird and sometimes offensive b-movies. There will also be a visit by a gourmet food truck! Add in several pints of beer and you've got a great mid-week night out...

With resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, LA)
George Ben Sun (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Giacomo (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

VERDUGO BAR
3408 Verdugo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

08 April 2012

AM Sounds - Rendezvous DJ Set - January, 2012



Tracklisting:

1. The don't want you to know
2. They STILL don't want you to know
3. The Frog - João Donato - A Bad Donato
4. Mubu - Alberto Baldan Bembo - The Smart Set
5. Gimme shelter - Cal Tjader - Agua Dulce
6. Domenica In Riviera - Alessandro Alessandoni - Stroboscopia 3
7. She's My Girl - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Lover Boy
8. Blue Hawaii - Liverpool - Por Favor Sucesso
9. Robots Rule (From Plan 69 From Outer Space) - Various Artists - Deep Note, Music of 1970's Adult Cinema
10. On the Prowl (From Soul Sisters) - Various Artists - Deep Note, Music of 1970's Adult Cinema
11. Hogin' Machine - Les Baxter - Hell's Belles
12. Samtidigt 2 - Dungen - 4
13. Raga Bhupali - Charanjit Singh - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat
14. Again, they don't care if you know
15. I know, it seems insane right?

31 January 2012

Next RENDEZVOUS! is Tonight!!


Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 1st as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its monthly session at Verdugo Bar! We've been digging and have got lots of new goodies to share with you. Expect to hear 60's thru early 80's Euro horror and soft-porn soundtracks, library, funky cop breaks, and cheap Italian disco edits. This month we are also super excited to be screening on the big screens an exploitation double-feature selected by guest curator Jason Bigelow! Mr. Bigelow has picked some conversation starters, let's just put it that way. PLUS, as if that weren't enough, the delectable Pnut Butter Bar food truck will be parked on the premises!

With DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, LA)
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Giacomo (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

@ Verdugo Bar
3408 Verdugo Road
Los Angeles 90065

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04 January 2012

AM Sounds - RENDEZVOUS! DJ Set (7 December 2011)

RENDEZVOUS! 3-Year Anniversary Party TONIGHT!!


Join us tonight at Verdugo Bar as we kick off 2012 with our 3-year anniversary party! It's been three years of odd soundtrack and library music, weird and sometimes offensive b-movies, and we're still going strong. Tonight we promise more tasty audio & visual treats AND a visit by the Wake N Bake Wagon! Add in several pints of beer and you've got a great mid-week night out...

With resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, LA)
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Giacomo (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)