1. September

    This Just In: Visions Of Dune

    posted by Emile

    This week I initially planned on featuring the new Soul Jazz comp, No Seattle: Forgotten Sounds Of The Northwest Grunge Era 1986-97 (definitely worth checking out), but changed my mind upon hearing Z’s (AKA Bernard Szanjer’s) Visions Of Dune. Vintage electronic music/modular synth/sci-fi heads take note – holy shit, this thing is massive! The reissue label describes it as in “ignored masterpiece,” which is not a bloated statement at all. How this piece hasn’t been perpetually in print through a major electronic music imprint is beyond me. 2 seconds in and you’re transported elsewhere for the entire duration of the work. Take a listen to a “minimix” of the album below, then buy the record and trip out on Szanjer’s brilliant vision(s).

    Bernard Szajner – Visions of Dune LP:
    Listen: Visions Of Dune (Andy Votel Minimix)

    Visions of Dune, an Ignored Masterpiece

    Visions of Dune is a powerful, mystical, nearly cinematic disc. In a genre that might be superficially compared to Ambient Music, it ultimately offers far more grain to hold onto than the original canons of the ambient school defined by Brian Eno, for example, require.

    Droning, electro-acoustic psychedelicism, at times close to certain compositions of atonal music, Visions of Dune is akin to the Industrial music of The Age of Crystal with its biomechanical popping, it’s electrical stridence, undulations and profound vibrations. The disc is an electronic meditation and a springboard for the imagination.

    All this is in Visions of Dune, and much more. Its different movements, a dozen in all, evoke an imaginary world, buried beneath a thick layer of digital silica which suddenly bursts into full sunlight.

    A devastated planet. Unknown creatures. An enigmatic language. A people who are, in the end, mysterious, as are their myths and rituals. This is the strength of which we speak of in Bernard Szajner’s Visions of Dune, that of images created by the mind. For in music, even more than in other artistic disciplines, what is important depends on the power to reveal or to subjugate. The rest is simply talk.

    Note that two lost pieces have been found and have been added to the original album as bonus tracks. ‘Spice’ and ‘The Duke’ were created at the same time as the album, but were left off because Pathé Marconi EMI considered them to be ‘too futuristic.’ After years spent in relative obscurity, it is time for the best-kept secret of the French underground to leave its protective shadow and finally appear in the full light of day.” -InFine Music


    Visions of new releases, reissues & restocks…
    Atoms For Peace – Amok LP
    Badbadnotgood – III LP
    Bauhaus – Crackle 2LP
    Beatles – s/t LP, Beatles for Sale LP, Beatles in Mono LP Box Set, Hard Days Night LP, Help LP, Magical Mystery Tour LP Please Please Me LP, Revolver LP, Rubber Soul LP, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, With the Beatles LP (ALL MONO).*
    Billy Childish & Holly Golightly – In Blood LP*
    Black Keys – Attack + Release LP, Rubber Factory LP, The Big Come Up LP, Turn Blue LP
    Blonde Redhead – Barragan LP*
    Burial – s/t 2LP
    Busdriver – Perfect Hair CD
    Can – Ege Bamyasi LP, Tago Mago LP
    Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis LP
    Cocteau Twins – Blue Bell Knoll LP, Heaven or Las Vegas LP*
    Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose LP
    DJ Rashad – Double Cup 2LP
    Donny Hathaway – Extension Of A Man LP*
    Earth – Primitive + Deadly 2LP
    FKA Twigs – EP2 12”, LP1 LP
    Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here LP
    God Help the Girl – OST LP
    Grimes – Visions LP
    Grizzly Bear – Shields 2LP
    Gun Club – Miami LP*
    Herbie Hancock – Speak Like a Child LP
    Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying LP*
    Interpol – El Pintor LP*, CD*
    Jack White – Lazaretto Ultra LP
    Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving 12”*
    Jon McCallum – Surf Nazis Must Die OST LP
    Jungle – s/t LP
    Karen O – Crush Songs LP*, CD*
    King Buzzo – This Machine Kills Artists LP
    Lemonade – Minus Tide LP*
    Lou Donaldson – Lush Life LP
    Madlib – Shades of Blue LP
    Music Blues – Things Haven’t Gone Well LP
    National – Trouble Will Find Me LP
    Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics – Jaiyede Afro 2LP*
    Outkast – Aquemini 2LP, Atliens 2LP
    Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain LP, Slanted & Enchanted LP
    Pearl Jam – Ten 2LP
    Phantogram – Eyelid Movies LP
    Pixies – Come on Pilgrim LP, Doolittle LP
    Prodigy – Fat Of The Land 2LP, Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 2LP
    Queen – Live at the Rainbow 2LP*
    Ratatat – LP4 LP
    Rentals – Lost in Alphaville LP*
    Russian Circles – Memorial LP
    Robert Plant – Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar 2LP*, CD*
    Ryan Adams – s/t LP*
    St. Vincent – Marry Me LP, Strange Mercy LP
    Savages – Silence Yourself LP
    Thelonious Monk – Unique LP
    Todd Terje – It’s Album Time LP
    Tool – Opiate LP, Undertow LP
    Tricky – Adrian Thaws 2LP+CD*
    Vampire Weekend – Contra LP, Modern Vampires of the City LP
    V/A Soul Jazz Records – Chicago Soul 2LP, Miami Sound CD, No Seattle Vol. 1 2LP*, No Seattle Vol. 2 2LP*, No Seattle 2CD*, Studio One Dancehall LP, Studio One Rocksteady 2LP, Studio One Ska Fever! 2LP, Studio One Women 2LP
    William Onyeabor – What?! CD*
    xx – Coexist, s/t LP
    Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out LP

    *Indicates new release or new reissue


  3. September

    Your Week In Sweat: Casa de Haha, 30 Days of Rock Submissions Party

    posted by Jsin


    Tonight at 7pm Emerge Miami meets in Sweat to discuss improvements in our city. Casa de Haha happens right after at 8pm with some of South Florida’s best standup comedians. Take a listen to the latest Casa podcast, and we’ll see you tonight!

    Everyone should already know about Thursdays event happening out of Sweat: Ty Segall is coming to The Stage!

    Friday night is the 30 Days of Rock Submissions Party! Here’s the deal:




    Come out to Sweat at 7pm, submit your name, then enjoy the live sounds of Bishop Sleeve. Later in the night they will pick your name at random with 3 other people. Your new band will have 30 days to write all original music (no covers please) before playing a show at Churchill’s Pub Oct. 12th. Come out and create something new while building the Miami music community!



  5. September

    The Beatles In Mono

    posted by Emile

    For everyone who’s been patiently waiting, the big day is finally here! Yes, The Beatles are back in mono! We’ve got copies of the individual albums (in “original-style” packaging), as well as the entire mono box set. Aaaaaand as an added bonus, each Beatles In Mono purchase comes with a free t-shirt (while supplies last). Want to learn a little more about the mono vinyl reissue process? Check out this official video and see/hear the difference.

    The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono - box set product shot 2 beatlesshirt
    “A bonus gift for fans of record stores & The Beatles: Limited edition T-shirt available while supplies last with purchase of The Beatles – Original Mono Albums, Remastered for Vinyl, out now.”


  7. September

    New Sweat Records “Logo Sheet” Totes by Brian Butler!

    posted by Lolo

    We love the new design Brian Butler did for us SO MUCH: there are records, palm trees, shout-outs to the Miami Heat and Little Haiti, coffee, a booty, and more. We’ve printed it up in red or black ink on our favorite super-sturdy canvas tote bags and you can get yours today!

    Stop by or SweatShopMiami.com to get one for just $10 and carry your records/grocery bags/kittens in style.




  9. September

    Ticket Giveaways for Ty Segall and Duran Duran: Unstaged by David Lynch

    posted by Jsin

    We love you all so much we have 2 ticket giveaways going on right now! Yay free stuff! We just reached 3000 followers on the @sweatrecords Instagram, and as a thank you we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see TY SEGALL at The Stage September 11th! To enter post the photo below on your Instagram with the caption: “I hope @sweatrecords hooks me up with tickets to see Ty Segall at The Stage September 11th!


    On the Sweat Records Facebook page we’re giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED, the latest film by David Lynch! This one night only US theatrical premiere takes place Wednesday, September 10th at Miami Beach Cinematheque. Comment on this photo and tag or name the person you’d bring if you won! We’ll be picking random winners for both giveaways on Monday, good luck!

    P.S. While we’re on the social media topic, check out this Ocean Drive article naming @sweatrecords one of the best Twitter accounts in Miami!


    Featuring all four original members of Duran Duran:
    Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.
    Special guests include Gerard Way, Beth Ditto, Kelis, Mark Ronson.
    The iconic British rock band Duran Duran will take over US movie theaters on Wednesday, September 10th for a one-night-only showing of the film Duran Duran: Unstaged. This movie showcases the band’s concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, which was part of the American Express Unstaged concert series that celebrated the band’s All You Need Is Now album and world tour. The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive). Lynch has captured the band’s performance in a ground-breaking, creative way that will provide fans with a visually stunning in-theater viewing experience. When it was originally filmed, the director layered images that he had created in advance of the show (live action, animation, special effects, etc.) on top of the band’s performance footage as it was being filmed live. The technique, created an ocular event unlike anything ever seen before.

    “We are all very proud to have worked in partnership with the legendary David Lynch on this project. It was a tremendously rewarding and exhilarating experience, I was particularly delighted by the sausage barbecue sequence during the song Come Undone – something I would never have expected but it works superbly!…
    David is a visionary artist, his work is always surprising and beautifully strange – so it was a surreal dream collaboration for us to work with him and to become the subjects of one of his films,” said Nick Rhodes. “When we first discussed the notion of working together, we bonded over a shared desire to create a truly unique live film. I felt confident we could rely upon David to conjure up something stylish, experimental, handmade and innovative. He surpassed all of our wildest expectations.”-Simon Le Bon


  11. September

    Your Week In Sweat: Rob Forte & Bonz Rollie

    posted by Jsin


    Big thanks to Nancy Transit (pictured above), Archaic Interest, and the B$R crew for coming through with great performances this past weekend.

    This Friday at 7pm we welcome Rob Forte and Bonz Rollie to the stage. This is a free, all-ages show, so don’t miss it!



  13. August

    Recap: Stop Making Sense at O Cinema

    posted by Lolo

    Happy Friday! We just wanted to take a second to thank O Cinema and everyone who came last night to the sold out 30th Anniversary screening of the Talking Heads’ 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense.

    It was an awesome time – we started off by giving away prizes including posters, a pair of tickets to see St. Vincent (thanks Fillmore!), and a Blu-ray DVD of the film signed by the Talking Heads themselves. The movie itself was of course great and had everyone bopping in their seats and clapping along with the audience after every song.

    Thanks also to Brick House Miami for hosting the offer party and giving out free drinks to our attendees.

    Our next film in Sweat + O Music Movie Series is David Bowie is on 9/23 which is already more than 60% sold so get your tickets now. In October we’ve got Nas’ Time Is Illmatic (date TBA), and November 20th brings Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets. See you at the movies!

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  15. August

    This Just In: Etta James Rocks The House!

    posted by Emile

    This is one of my top 10 favorite records of all time – and that’s saying a lot, considering how picky I am about live albums. In fact, it might just be one of the greatest live albums of all time in general, personal bias aside. Yeah, yeah, everyone knows the studio Etta James recordings well, and we’ve all heard “At Last” at a million weddings. But the Etta from Rocks The House is who you’d really want singing at your wedding. No boring slow dancing here! Her take on “What’d I Say” is so raw, beckoning a call-and-response interaction from the live audience and the listener – you won’t be able to fight off that sing-along urge. Like me, you might even prefer her performance to various Ray Charles versions (blasphemy?!?). Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, and reissued by Jackpot Records on blue vinyl with 3 bonus tracks, “James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer, are firmly established in this recording.” This is the real deal! Buy it now and have a freakin’ dance party ASAP!

    Etta James – Rocks The House LP:
    Listen: “What’d I Say”


    Rock the house with new releases, reissues & restocks!
    999 – The Biggest Prize In Sport LP
    Abigails –The Tundra LP*
    A Sunny Day In Glasgow – Sea When Absent LP
    Alice In Chains – Dirt LP
    Atlas Moth – The Old Believer 2LP*
    Beirut – Gulag Orkestar LP, Lon Gisland LP, March Of The Zapotec 2×12”
    Billie Holiday – Lady Love LP
    Bob Marley – Legend LP
    Bonobo – Animal Magic LP, One-Off Remixes… 2LP
    Botanist – VI: Flora LP*
    Bunny Lee – Creation of Dub LP
    Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis LP*, The Grime and the Glow LP*
    Chromatics – Kill For Love 2LP
    Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours LP
    Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose LP*
    Cypress Hill – s/t LP
    Death In June – The Guilty Have No Pride LP
    Deerhunter – Cryptograms/Fluorescent Grey LP
    Disclosure – Settle 2LP
    Dr. Dre – Chronic LP
    Eno & Hyde – High Life LP
    Gemma Ray – Milk For Your Motors LP*
    Gorillaz – s/t LP
    Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza – s/t LP*
    FKA Twigs – LP1 LP*, CD*
    Fleet Foxes – s/t LP
    Frankie Knuckles – Beyond the Mix LP*, Welcome to the Real World LP*
    Herbie Hancock – Speak Like a Child LP*
    Iggy Pop – The Idiot LP
    J Mascis – Tied to a Star LP, CD
    John Coltrane – Believer LP*, Jazz Way Out LP*, Stardust LP*
    Kanye West – Late Registration LP
    Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban LP
    King Buzzo – This Machine Kills Artists LP*
    Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband LP
    Liturgy – Renihilation LP*
    Lou Donaldson – Lush Life LP*
    Love And Rockets – Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven LP
    Luluc – Passerby LP
    Lydia Lunch & Rowland S. Howard – Shotgun Wedding LP*
    M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts 2LP*
    Madlib – Shades of Blue LP
    Memphis Slim – Born With The Blues LP*
    Merchandise – After the End LP*, CD*
    Metallica – s/t LP
    Mew – Frengers 2LP
    Minor Threat – Out Of Step LP, s/t LP
    Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven LP*
    Misfits – Compilation LP, Legacy of Brutality LP
    Mono/Poly – Golden Skies LP*
    Motel Beds – These Are the Days Gone By LP*
    Mudhoney – EGBDF LP, Superfuzz Bigmuff LP
    Muffs – Whoop Dee Doo LP*
    Mulatu & His Ethiopian Quintet – Afro-Latin Soul LP
    Music Blues – Things Haven’t Gone Well 2LP*
    New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers LP*
    Nightmares On Wax – Aftermath 12”*
    Nirvana – Bleach LP
    No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom LP
    OBN III’s – Third Time To Harm LP
    Oh Sees – Drop LP, Floating Coffin LP, Singles Collection 1&2 2LP
    Oiseaux-Tempete – Re-works LP
    Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden 2LP*, CD
    Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus LP
    Plasmatics – New Hope For The Wretched LP
    Postal Service- Give Up 3LP
    Reigning Sound – Shattered LP
    Rustie – Green Language 2LP*
    Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson LP
    Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty 2LP
    Shannon & The Clams – I Wanna Go Home LP
    Shins – Chutes Too Narrow LP, Oh Inverted World LP, Wincing The Night Away LP
    Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy I’m the Boss LP
    Slint – Spiderland LP+DVD
    Smiths – Queen is Dead LP, Strangeways Here We Come LP
    Soft Pink Truth – Why Do The Heathen Rage? LP
    Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 2LP, Smart Bar Chicago 1985 LP
    Soundgarden – Screaming Life/FOPP 2LP
    Spoon – They Want My Soul CD
    Stooges – Fun House LP
    Superdrag – Head Trip in Every Key 2LP*
    Tame Impala – Lonerism LP
    Teenage Fanclub – Man Made LP
    Television – Marquee Moon LP
    The Bug – Angels & Devils 2LP*
    The Young – Chrome Cactus LP*
    They Might Be Giants – Apollo 18 LP, Factory Showroom LP, John Henry 2LP
    Tilts – Cuatro Hombres LP*
    Tombs – Savage Gold 2LP
    Ty Segall – Lemons LP, Manipulator 2LP*, CD*, S/T LP, Singles 2007-2010 2LP
    V/A – Decadubs 3 EP 12”
    V/A – Pay Close Attention: XL 2CD*
    V/A – Slow Grind Fever Vol. 2 LP
    V/A – Studio One Women 2LP
    Violent Femmes – s/t LP
    Washed Out – Paracosm LP
    Wayne Shorter – Juju LP*
    White Hills – Glitter Glamour Atrocity LP*

    *Indicates new release or new reissue