SUPER STEREO SOUNDS
SPECIAL DISCO VERSION
Sold Out“Special Disco Version” is a design that is influenced by the many disco DJ’s and producers who were masters at creating exclusive disco versions of tracks in other genres. Many of these tracks are highly sought out -- not only because they are exclusive -- but because in many cases they are better than the original. There are countless mainstream rock, pop, new wave, soul and reggae tracks that were forgotten or even despised by listeners -- and these special disco versions gave the songs and artists a renaissance in the club. This involved adding layers of percussion, extending the break, dubbing the basslines, and splicing vocals to edit out the cheesier elements to end up with a lean funk disco machine that could send a crowd into ecstasy. Larry Levan and Francois K were masters at the special disco version technique and there are many DJ’s who hold these versions in high regard. “Special Disco Version” is for the DJ’s, producers and dancers with a love for disco versions of tracks, or those with an eye for vintage design aesthetics. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
SPECIAL DISCO VERSION
$ 26.00“Northern Soul” is a genre, a historical movement -- and a way of life that has influenced countless scenes and generations. The Northern Soul parties of the 60s set the scene for the modern experience of night-life culture. The obsession with obscure Motown tracks, drugs, fashion, all-night parties and wild dance moves that influenced break dancin and pop lockin -- is so deep in our culture, it’s hard to say where Northern Soul begins and modern night-life ends. Underground disco parties, hip-hop jams, early house and all-night raves -- to all the splintered night-life scenes in London, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles et.al, owe its culture to Northern Soul. “Northern Soul” is an essential design for northern soul, hip-hop, dance music and night-life freaks -- a piece not to be slept on. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
$ 26.00Before many DJ’s were exclusively using Serato, innovation and creation in mixing records was a necessary survival skill -- adapt or die. Rockin doubles was one of the essential tricks to the art of DJing. You bought doubles of a track and mixed different parts of the same cut to create sonic effects -- beat juggling, extending the break, repeating the hook or chorus -- the variations were as endless as your creativity. Rockin doubles was designed to make dancers move and chin scratchers bob their heads in awe. Our good friend J-Rocc -- who we are featuring this season along with Lefto with an exclusive design and mix -- is a master at rockin doubles. Disco Doubles pays respect to the legends; Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles, Daniele Baldelli, et. al who were innovators when it came to flippin disco doubles. An essential design geared towards the DJ’s, producers and dancers who appreciate the art and history of DJ culture. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
$ 26.00Versions is a design influenced by the various different alternate takes on original tracks. Alternate versions are a DJ’s paradise; and if you are a DJ in the know -- you are always dropping secret versions of the same track everyone else is playing. We are talking b-sides, rare white labels, remixes, re-edits, disco versions, dub plates, and the version you create on the fly when you are DJing. Versions is an essential piece for DJ’s, producers, collectors and curators of the rarest versions of tracks. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
$ 26.00Samba is the sound and movement of Brazil by way of West Africa, the Congo and Angola -- and is famously known as the music and dance of Brazilian Carnaval. Samba has a deep history in Brazil and is a major touchstone for many other genres -- bossa nova, jazz, funk, soul, psychedelic rock -- and today is fused with reggae, hip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass. Samba is a design geared towards the Brazilian soul, funk, jazz, and samba collectors, dancers and appreciators of Brazilian culture and music. “Samba” design features the text “Samba” with images of a pandeiro, triangle, maracas and surdo drums. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
$ 28.00For ‘California Vibes’ we channeled those experiences and fused it with California’s rich art and musical history. From the open spirit of the 60s to the innovations of the 21st century...This design is dipped in that sun-soaked Cali energy, a uniquely creative place that can only be described as ‘California Vibes’. This piece is for those of you who have experienced it or are inspired by Cali’s art and culture. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
CREATE & INNOVATE
$ 26.00Create and Innovate is a call to creatives - musicians, writers, DJ’s, designers, and artists - to keep pushing artistic ingenuity forward into the future. To work on creative innovation is what inspired us to launch 101 Apparel and it drives us to continually upgrade the vision and execution of the brand. This design has the 101 logo with the text “Create and Innovate” and the images of pencil and brush. This one is for the artists, musicians, writers, DJ’s and those on the creative innovative tip. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
CREATE & INNOVATE
DISCO FUNK SOUL
Sold OutDisco Funk Soul is the trifecta of sounds that first were played at all night dance parties in New York and went on to evolve into global dance music culture. There are mixtapes of DJ’s in the late 60s and early 70s (pre-Larry Levan) dropping funk, soul and the first disco tracks ever made into seamless pieces of art. We pay homage to the originators with this design - this one has the text “ Soul-Funk-Disco” stacked in formation. This one is for the heads in the know, DJ’s, dancers, and music lovers. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
DISCO FUNK SOUL
$ 26.00Selector is the old-school Jamaican term for DJ; it’s the man with the master plan behind the decks. Our designs have always been influenced by the Jamaican DJ gangs that brought us Sound System culture. With this design we took the idea of Selector and updated it for the 21st century to apply to DJ’s of all stripes. Whether you spin hip-hop, electronic beats and all other sounds in between this design is customized for you. For the DJ’s, selectors, dancers, and music collectors. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
LOFT PARTY CLASSICS
$ 26.00The spirit of David Mancuso’s original NYC Loft Parties is still alive and well in the hearts and minds of many in the global dance music community. Mancuso was an innovator and genius DJ who lit the torch for others like Larry Levan and Harvey who continues to play music and arrange parties in that same free-wheeling spirit. Mancuso’s Loft Party Classics compilations are a treasure trove of musical gems and were an essential part of 101 Apparel’s musical tutelage. We pay homage to one of the Kings of NYC dance music culture with this design. This one is an an essential piece for DJ’s and dancers of all categories - along with those who love dance music that goes beyond genres and takes it back to the essence. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
LOFT PARTY CLASSICS
$ 26.00When you are out diggin for new tracks to drop on a night out, you know that what sets real ‘tunes’ apart is the soul -factor. It doesn’t matter if you are dropping the coldest digital track or some fiery funk - soul determines staying power. It’s why people will still drop Michael or Prince in their sets along with Kraftwerk and Carl Craig. We crafted this design for all you musical soul seekers. For all the DJ’s, producers, musicians, collectors and dancers of that pure soul sound. *Includes a special download card redeemable for 1 download of our choice from our DJ Mix Series.
STACKS OF WAX
$ 26.00Stacks of Wax is what producers and DJ’s use as inspiration in the studio when they are crafting new tracks. Stacks of Wax is that pile of records that functions as your personal library and reference guide for inspiration and creativity. We took that idea and came up with a design that pays homage by stacking the text “Wax” - an essential piece for DJ’s, producers, and collectors with stacks of wax.