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Podcast 382: John Barera and Will Martin

A pair of house classicists bring the groovesome goods.
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Photo: David Abramovich

Photo: David Abramovich

Some things just go so well together, you almost wonder if they were ever really apart. There’s gin and tonic, for example, or bacon and eggs, or Cheech and Chong, or…well, the list is long. But you can add one more entry to that catalog: Bostonians John Barera and Will Martin. It was just over a year ago that Barera, a cofounder of Supply Records, teamed with Martin for the highly lauded Yen EP on Supply; its two A-side cuts, “Awake” and "Say It Now," both brimmed with luminous house vibes, while the flip, “Unknown Factor,” boasted more of late-night, basement-party feel. All three, though, were obviously the work of two producers who are in love with the ways of classic house. They’ve followed their love (leaving a bit of time for affairs with disco and techno) in the months since, releasing the poised Graceless long-player on Steffi’s Dolly label and, just this month, the fab four-track 1,2,3 (Feels Right) EP on Steve Mizek's Argot. Barera and Martin have also been gracing the decks together on a regular basis, and they’ve just put together this stroll through house-music land (with time out for funky side jaunts from the likes Wally Badarou and Talking Heads) for your listening pleasure. Huzzah!

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01 Aaron Carl "Crucified" (vocal mix) (Millions of Moments)
02 Kai Alce "Be-Bop" (Kolour LTD) 05:42
03 Nu Klass A "The Rhythm" (S Gurley Remix) (Public Demand) 9:13
04 Konstantin Sibold & Telly "I’m In Need" (Oracy’s Ancient Technology Dub) (Mojuba) 14:10
05 Delano Smith "Feel This" (Mixmode Recordings) 19:23
06 Glenn Underground "Afro Gente" (Superb Entertainment Records) 24:13
07 Jon Cutler feat. E-Man "It’s Yours" (Chez Music) 32:25
08 Pig & Dan "Doing It For Yourself" (Soma Quality Recordings) 35:41
09 Nina Kraviz "Taxi Talk" (Urban Tribe Don’t Lie To Nina Remix) (Rekids) 41:58
10 ERP "Vox Automation" (Frustrated Funk) 46:10
11 K15 "The Story Of Her Life" (Wild Oats) 51:45
12 Wally Badarou "One Day, Won’t Give it Away" (Riviera LM Recoding Systems) 1:00:15
13 Moon Runner "Interactive Track" (Toy Tonics) 1:04:46
14 Talking Heads "Pull Up The Roots" (Sire) 1:08:25
15 Kim Ann Foxman "Eye See Me" (Firehouse) 1:11:45
16 Strategy "The Mink" (100% Silk) 1:16:25
17 Ali Berger "Eve" (unreleased) 1:22:43

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