2018 Rewind: Jesse Saunders

Jesse Saunders

How was 2018 for you?

Jesse Saunders: 2018 was an amazing year for me. Lots of great things developed, lots of amazing things happened and our Chosen Few House Music festival was bigger than ever!

Highlights?

🔥2018 started off in a big way with my annual birthday tour. This year it was bigger than ever hitting 12 cities in the month of March.

🔥Then the BBC TV series Can You Feel it which I feel is the most comprehensive historical piece on house music was a monumental success featuring myself.

🔥My release Kaleidoscope hit the top 10 across the board on iTunes, Spotify, Traxsource and Beatport.

🔥I received another pioneering award from the city of Chicago’s DiVinci Manor landmark foundation.

🔥But the biggest highlight of 2018 was being an associate producer for the I love The 90s show, which was the first hip-hop residency on the Las Vegas strip.

Lowlights?

The troubled soul Avicii’s death.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

2019 brings the 35th anniversary of house music as we know it today with the release of “On & On.” January 20, 1984 was the date that this journey of house music began. My resolution for 2019 is to bring as many celebrations to as many people around the world so they can share in the joy and happiness that house music brings! I’m proud to bring forth the 35th anniversary remixes featuring DeMarcus Lewis (No Way Back remix), Stacy Kidd, Matthew Brian (Dark remix), VeeV from Canada (Revolving remix) and Jerome Baker and myself with the Originator remix. I want to everyone who house music has infected to being a part of history in the making.

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Javier Carballo January 2019 Chart

Javier Carballo

  1. Matt Star – Autumn Leaves (Priku Remix) Uys label
  2. Bolumar – Poxy Vox (Original Mix) Floorpiece
  3. Hector – Mañana Means Heaven (Javier Carballo Remix) VL
  4. Kepler – +4420 (Original Mix) MOOB
  5. Huerta & S.Moreira – Metafiction (Original Mix) Slow Life
  6. Dan Ghenacia – Sunny Side Up (Original Mix) Apollonia
  7. Shatalov – Maybe Tomorrow (Original Mix) La Vie En Rose
  8. Terence: Terry : 1997 (Original Mix) DDS
  9. Julian Alexander – Asco 52 (Original Mix) Slapfunk
  10. Javier Carballo & Carlos Sanchez – No More Milk (Original Mix) Blindvision

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DASCO January 2019 Chart

DASCO

  1. Joaquin Joe Claussell – Fuego
  2. Black Jazz Consortium – The Title
  3. Ron Trent – I Feel The Rhythm
  4. PRZ & DASCO – Memories
  5. Kerri Chandler – Coro
  6. Da Posse – The Groove
  7. Jared Wilson – This Love
  8. Speedy J – Rise
  9. DJ QU- Picazón
  10. DJ Skull – Don’t Stop The Beat

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Bandcamp Opening Physical Record Store in Oakland, CA

bandcamp store oakland

Here’s some good news for fellow music junkies: Taking a page from e-tailers such as Amazon and Warby Parker, online music retailer Bandcamp will launch a brick-and-mortar record store at 1901 Broadway (steps away from the 19th Street BART station) on February 1 in Oakland, CA. Nice!

According to a post on Bandcamp Daily, the shop will “feature a selection of records that showcase the diversity and design of the more than five million albums available on Bandcamp, and we’ll soon host free, all-ages shows as part of an upcoming video series.”

Additionally, the store is planning to partner “with amazing local organizations like Oakland School for the Arts, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and Transgender Law Center (check out last year’s fundraiser) to throw music-focused community events.”

Bandcamp will celebrate the store’s opening with an all-age event featuring Bells Atlas, Sol Development, Queens D. Light, Jazz on the Sidewalk, and MJ’s Brass Boppers taking place at 7pm on opening day.

bandcamp store

Images by Richard Morgenstein via Bandcamp Daily