Excellent Reception: Do The Tighten Up

December 11, 2019

Excellent Reception: Do The Tighten Up

Our good friend, DJ lil'dave dives deep into the stories and influences around a group of carefully selected songs, this episode he shares the history of the classic "Tighten Up". Check out the podcast below!

 

On today's episode of Excellent Reception, we are looking at a song that, for whatever reason, inspired a seemingly endless stream of reinterpretations.  It was a number one hit in the 1960's, but it still has a way of getting the dancing floor moving after all of these years.  This song is "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and The Drells.

Be sure to follow and subscribe to Excellent Reception on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all other podcast platforms.






Also in News

THE JIMI WALLET
THE JIMI WALLET

November 30, 2020

Designing a wallet seems simple enough. We all need a place to put cash, cards, and an endless stream of receipts. With the JIMI wallet I wanted to provide those essential functions and offer a way to prioritize. You don’t need to get your insurance card out as often as your debit or ID (I hope), but it does need a convenient place. With that in mind, we put two levered pull tabs that offer access to secondary storage spaces and a slip pocket on the back for the cards you use the most. 

View full article →

Leather Hitch Keychain
Leather Hitch Keychain

November 24, 2020

As a product designer, I spend a lot of time obsessing over what folks might consider mundane. Take keys, for example. The number of times I spent looking for my keys, was locked out of my apartment, or was just generally disorganized as a result of having improper key discipline, are innumerable. 

To some degree or another, I feel we have all experienced this, so I started to tinker with the idea of trying to solve this problem.

View full article →

Our Man in Brazil: Interview with Tee Cardaci
Our Man in Brazil: Interview with Tee Cardaci

November 13, 2020

The music of Brazil is a universe unto itself. There is an insane amount of it. I inherited a love of Bossa Jazz from my father, and the taste has slowly spread to more dancefloor-friendly Brazilian disco and funk. As a US-based record collector, finding a good and affordable source for Brazilian records has been daunting. 

View full article →

x