Giveaway: Voltaire Records releases modern funk compilation "Private Function"
Voltaire Records is releasing a new modern funk, boogie, and soul compilation called Private Function as both a four-song 12-inch vinyl (available now) and a digital version (out July 9). According to the label, the aim of the comp is to celebrate the "new breed of talented producers re-inventing and amplifying this relished sound." We've got a vinyl copy of the compilation to give away to one lucky winner. For your chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Voltaire Records" in the subject line. The contest closes on Monday, July 1 at 12pm, and a winner will be randomly and notified [...]
Interview & Giveaway: Voltaire Records' Randy Ellis on his label's upcoming releases, hosting Chrome Canyon and Peanut Butter Wolf at Mezzanine, 2/22/13
San Francisco's Voltaire Records is throwing one hell of a show on February 22 at Mezzanine, with none other than "chameleon-like" DJ Peanut Butter Wolf opening up for space funk maestro Chrome Canyon. Voltaire founder Randy Ellis, whose label has put out albums by Tussle, Loose Shus, and a bevy of other danceable, electro, krautrock, and analog synth-based bands, has been promoting shows here in SF for the past few years. Next Friday's gig at Mezzanine, which also features performances by Jonas Reinhardt, Shock, and Chautauqua, is Voltaire's first of 2013, and then Ellis heads down to L.A. to host [...]