This episode of Dubspot Radio hits the play button on a soulful diversely influenced house set mixed up by the Venice California native, Wiseacre.
With an appreciation for fine tunes ranging from the Balkans to Brooklyn, Wiseacre pushes for a genreless and unsegmented party scene. The 20 year Venice resident has approached that vision through the parties he’s co-founded in LA such as Funky In The Middle, Sundaze, and the underground event theLIFT. In 2003, Eric Tucker aka Wiseacre set aside his career as a talented commercial and fine art photographer to pursue life behind as a DJ. Since then, he’s either booked or played with a wide cast of people like Louie Vega, Black Coffee, Mr. Scruff, Rich Medina, Dam Funk, and DJ Sabo. Although California is his home, he lives a bi-costal existence while working to open a club in New York’s Lower East Side with Nickodemus called Louie and Chan. To offer a taste of his DJ sets, Wiseacre has shared his new Emerald Isle Dream Bump mixtape with Dubspot featuring a mix of soulful diversely influenced house music.
1. Slow Hands – Rough Patch
2. Locussolus – Next to You
3. Johnwaynes – The One
4. Michael J Collins – Nothing Wrong With Holding On
5. Roska, Jamie George – Wonderful Day (Dave Nada Moombahton Edit)
6. Randolph – Leanin (Deetron Remix)
7. Johnwaynes – Get Up
8. A Mountain of One – Bones (Time & Space Machine Remix)
9. Sect – Man of Wisdom
10. Kasper Bjorke – Heaven
11. Kaine – Love Saves The Day (Soul Clap Remix)
12. Bad Rabbits – She’s Bad (Gadi Mizrahi, Soul Clap Remix)
13. Henrik Schwarz – Once Again (Soulphiction Remix)
14. Discodeine – Falkenberg (Pilooski Remix)
15. Ilhan Ersahin – Bosphorus (Etienne Jaumet Remix)
16. Phil Weeks – That’s All Right With Me
Born into the lovely environs of suburban lands lying to the East of Los Angeles and raised on frozen food, meat, and the religious right, Eric Tucker aka Wiseacre finds himself happily free yet equally inspired by it all. While living in the Seaside Republic of Venice for 20 years, Wiseacre established a successful career as a commercial/fine art photographer. In 2003, he decided to pick up some vinyl, a couple of turntables, a mixer, two speakers, and a few friends to begin the labor of love we call “throwin’ parties.” Since then, Wiseacre has put his love for photography on hold to co-created three very successful LA parties, FUNKY IN THE MIDDLE, CUSTOM SUNDAZE, and now theLIFT, which after one year has expanded to San Francisco and New York. He has hosted and played along side such talents as Gilles Peterson, Danny Krivit, Nickodemus, Louie Vega, Joe Clausell, Osunlade, Black Coffee, Mark Farina, Mr. Scruff, Quantic, Marques Wyatt, King Britt, Mad Mats, Ron Trent, Doc Martin, Simbad, Nick Curly, Domu, Karizma, Ian Friday, Rich Medina, Spinna, Boddhi Satva, Dam Funk, Cut Chemist, Recloose, Makossa + Megablast, Dj Garth, J Rocc, Mark Rae, Federico Aubele, Dj Vadim, Mark De Clive Lowe, Vikter Duplaix, 7 Samurai, Daz-I-Kue, Dj Day, And The One And Only Jeremy Sole. Currently, Wiseacre is living a bi-coastal existence between LA and NYC. While theLIFT continues to thrive in Los Angeles and beyond, he is also simultaneously designing and building a restaurant/club called LOUIE and CHAN in the lower East side of New York. Here Wiseacre continues his quest to bridge genres of music and people, creating a scene that is not exclusive or segmented, but rather one that simply appreciates “fine tunes.” The selections Wiseacre chooses to share are deep and wide from Brooklyn to the Balkans and South America to Sweden ranging from house to disco to afro-latin broken beat and dub. In short, Wiseacre loves life and adores his daughter Zoe.
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