TITLE TOWN temporarily moves to first Saturdays and August 3rd is a big one!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party presents the Cultures of Soul Records Showcase
SATURDAY, August 3rd
BRILLOBOX (4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh)
9:30pm – 2am; $5, 21+

Spread the word! Due to scheduling conflicts, TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party temporarily moves to first Saturdays in August and September!

• SATURDAY, August 3rd w/ DEANO SOUNDS & FREDDIE ROGERS (Cultures of Soul Records, Boston, Mass.) – RSVP



Now, get up out of your seat!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party is stoked to welcome guest DJ DEANO SOUNDS – vinyl junkie and the man behind CULTURES OF SOUL – one our favorite new labels releasing new and reissued soul, funk, jazz, latin, salsa, afrobeat, and more from BOSTON! Travelling with DJ partner FREDDIE ROGERS, the duo will join TITLE TOWN in spinning a non-stop, shake-worthy all 45 DJ set while you party down to best sounds of RARE and CLASSIC Soul, Deep FUNK, R&B Shakers, DISCO and BOOGIE from the Cultures of Soul catalog and the TITLE TOWN crates!

*Arrive early to get your hands on prizes and giveaways courtesy of Cultures of Soul Records!

“Deano Sounds has been DJing and collecting vintage records for over a decade now. In 2008 he started DJing for Viva Radio and created his Cultures of Soul Radio Show which features eclectic vintage music for the dancefloor from across the globe. Soon after he started his own record label, Cultures of Soul Records and has since been releasing rare but danceable vintage records from all over the world. Receiving high praise from DJs and collectors alike including DJ Andy Smith, Gilles Peterson, Andy Williams, DJ Prestige, Oliver Wang, Andy Beta, Dimitri from Paris, DJ Soul Sister, DJ Day, James Pants, Cosmo Baker, and Mr. Scruff. Deano is the executive producer and compiler of all Cultures of Soul releases including the highly acclaimed Evans Pyramid album, Stanton Davis’ Brighter Days, and the World’s Funkiest Covers compilation series.

On the DJing, Deano has been a recurring guest at Boston’s premier soul night, Soulelujah and has started many rare soul and R&B nights at various nightspots in the Boston area. Deano has also DJed in Brooklyn and London multiple times. Deano also been invited to guest DJ on radio shows as varied as Galactic Fractures, A Downtown Affair, and Solar Radio. And he has opened for Lee Fields and the Expressions, Barrence Whitfield, 9th Wonder, and DJ Kon.”

Coming this fall, Deano Sounds and DJ Andy Smith have teamed up together to release Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist US Edition – a killer compilation of R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, and Sleazy Shakers much like you would find at Andy’s world renowned Jam Up Twist club night in the UK.




It’s time to get down. Upcoming events…


TITLE TOWN is stoked to support Attack Theatre and be part of the THE DIRTY BALL again this year! We’re steppin’ out of the box and hitting it hard with ’70s and ’80s disco, boogie and electro-funk grooves + TITLE TOWN classics and a few surprises in the mix so you can DANCE ALL NIGHT.  If you’ve been, you know. If you haven’t, you should.  It all goes down this Saturday, April 27th, but get your tickets now because this event sells out every year!

Pittsburgh’s preeminent funky soul dance party returns to the BRILLOBOX on Saturday, May 11th: Five hours of straight-up, unfiltered SOUL, FUNK, and R&B 45s played loud – givin’ you an excuse to sweat, smile and otherwise turn it loose.

This month we welcome back guest DJ ROBERT FEARLESS (Baltimore) – the man behind those SAVE YOUR SOUL parties, the Charm City’s wildest and funkiest dance party featuring dance-floor driven soul, funk and R&B 45’s with a who’s who roster of guest DJs every month at the historic Lithuanian Hall.

It all goes down at the Brillobox, Pittsburgh’s favorite neighborhood music venue, offering a full food menu, stiff drinks and a commitment and appreciation for quality music and art.

Take note that this party starts at 9pm and fills up fast! Early arrival is recommended! See you on the dance floor!

RSVP here.

Click on the fliers for more info.

Title Town Soul & Funk Party returns on Saturday, May 11th!


Back up train! J.Malls returns to TITLE TOWN!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party w/ guest DJ J.MALLS
SATURDAY, April 13th
Brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh)
9pm – 2am
$3 from 9pm – 10pm; $5 10pm – 2am

Spring is pretty much here and this month TITLE TOWN is takin’ over the Brillobox on Saturday, April 13th – we’ll put that pep in your step, by bringing that heavy and heady mix of rare soul, funk and rhythm & blues 45s for your hip-shakin’ Saturday night.

This month features the return of Pittsburgh vinyl extraordinaire, J. MALLS – co-host of The Big Throwback, Title Town Soul & Funk Party and a recognized authority on the unsung heroes of the regions soul, funk and jazz musical history. With an ever-changing box of 45s, J.Malls is sure to spin a dizzying, funk-heavy mash of new and old favorites that will be hard for your good foot to ignore.

This month, we’re also featuring new music from Brooklyn’s IKEBE SHAKEDOWN, Truth & Soul’s LADY and new 45s from FUNK NIGHT Records.

If you’re gonna do it, do it real, and it doesn’t get any realer than TITLE TOWN.

It all goes down at the Brillobox, Pittsburgh’s favorite neighborhood music venue, offering a full food menu, stiff drinks and a commitment to providing the community with high quality music and art events.


RSVP here and check back soon for updates and contests.

The train keeps on rollin’! TITLE TOWN is back on Saturday, February 9th with guest DJ Baby Alcatraz!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party at the BRILLOBOX

SATURDAY, February 9th, 2013
Brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh)
9pm – 2am
$3 from 9pm-10pm; $5 10pm-2am

$3 Admission + Giveaways from Cultures of Soul Records from 9pm-10pm

The train keeps on rollin’!

Join us for a night of overindulgence and debauchery when TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party returns to the Brillobox on Saturday, February 9th!

Now every second Saturday, TITLE TOWN spins seven-inch singles from the best periods of American music – and it’s one of only a few parties of its kind in Pittsburgh. It’s dance floor bliss from the ’50s onward, taking in ‘60s soul, classic Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Funk, Mod Jazz, Latin Boogaloo – and everything in between.

This month, we’re pleased to welcome DJ BABY ALCATRAZ for her first guest spot at TITLE TOWN. From Washington, D.C., Baby Alcatraz is best known for events like SMASHING TIME, a rock n’ soul shindig held monthly at the Velvet Lounge on U Street, where she spins alongside D.C.-based veterans Kid Congo Powers and Ian Svenonius. She’s also a regular contributor at Save Your Soul, Baltimore’s wildest all-vinyl soul get down. Expect a wild, uptempo mix of soul 45s, vintage R&B, girl group sounds, frenzied freakbeat and more when BABY ALCATRAZ hits the decks!

You can count on Big Easy-style revelry most months at TITLE TOWN, but this month we’re turning it up a notch. We’ll take you back to old N’awlins and give your feet a proper workout with our late-night all New Orleans mini-set mixed with other NOLA artists throughout the night. Think Eddie Bo, The Meters, Ernie K. Doe, and Prof. Longhair. Jingle to the funky beat of Mary Jane Hooper and ride the pony with Lee Dorsey. Like Detroit, New Orleans is not a city of resurrection, but a hard-fought rebirth of music, culture and soul. We’ll get your voodoo workin’ just fine.

It all goes down at the Brillobox, Pittsburgh’s favorite neighborhood club, offering a full food menu, stiff drinks and a commitment to providing the community with high quality music and art events.

Get into it. You will enjoy yourself.

Early arrival is recommended. We fill up fast.

RSVP here for updates and prizes.

Something old, something new: TITLE TOWN moves to the Brillobox on second Saturdays

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party at the BRILLOBOX
w/ DJ Gordy & special guest DJ Riel (Steel City Soul Club)

SATURDAY, January 12th, 2013
Brillobox (4104 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh)

9pm – 2am
Admission: $3 from 9pm-10pm; $5 10pm-2am* $3 Admission + Giveaways from Cultures of Soul Records from 9pm-10pm *
“Something old and something new.”Join us on Saturday, January 12th when the long running TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party kicks off 2013 at its new home at the Brillobox.Every second Saturday, TITLE TOWN spins vintage soul records from the best periods of American music – and it’s one of only a few parties of its kind in Pittsburgh. It’s a dance floor journey from the fifties onward, taking in Northern Soul, classic Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Funk, Mod Jazz, and Latin Boogaloo – and it’s all got a whole lotta soul. Guest deejays from Pittsburgh and around the globe spin their selections for five hours while the Brillobox bartenders supply the cocktails and a fine assortment of good brews – you just have a good time.

With the name inspired by Pittsburgh’s “Title Town, U.S.A.” records from the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, TITLE TOWN continues our never-ending mission of providing the good the stuff. We’ll take you back to the long gone days of sweaty Chicago juke joints, the Memphis Horns and the Detroit Sound. We’ll dig deeper and spin the lost treasures of Toledo and Columbus, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pa.

To help get us started on the good foot, we’ve enlisted friend and Pittsburgh soul ambassador, DJ Riel of the Steel City Soul Club. A TITLE TOWN debut for this long-time DJ and collector, DJ Riel is credited with hosting the five year run of the Restless soul night in the South Side and the Revival party at the Firehouse Lounge. When DJ hits the decks, you can expect a feel-good mix of ‘60s & ‘70s rare and Northern Soul, Latin Boogaloo, Ska and everything in between.

It’s gonna be a big thing!

Early arrival is recommended.

Sponsored by Cultures of Soul Records.

Cultures of Soul Records is the record label part of the Cultures of Soul brand. Cultures of Soul Records is the label catering to the tastes of DJs all over the world playing unique, rare, and unreleased styles of funk, soul, jazz, disco, latin, brazilian, and afro beat for their dancefloors.

The last party at the Shadow Lounge; Title Town Soul & Funk Party moves to the Brillobox in 2013!

From the desk of J.Malls:

As many of you have already heard, December 29th is the last TITLE TOWN date at Shadow Lounge. In addition, it’s also the last party that I’ll be involved with. I’m taking next year off, seeing where it takes me, and playing it by ear after that. Gordy G. will be continuing with TITLE TOWN at Brillobox the second Saturday of each month in 2013 (the first Brillobox date is Saturday, January 12th). I’ll likely be through to guest DJ at some point, but I no longer have any intention of planning and promoting regular weekly or monthly events.

Since Gordy will be out on the west coast for the holiday, I’ve enlisted Philadelphia’s own, Skeme Richards of the world famous Hot Peas & Butta party, to come through and rock with me. In addition to making his mark in the world of Soul and Funk 45’s, Skeme is also a big name in the Bboy community (representing the legendary Rock Steady Crew). He is a collector of most things that are collectible and he’ll be providing us with vintage visuals from the Hot Peas & Butta VHS vaults.

The past several years of promoting events in Pittsburgh have been awesome. I have no regrets about them and I wouldn’t have preferred to of spent my time any other way. All things must change and everybody has to grow though. If you want to party hard at Shadow Lounge and get loose on the dance floor with me one last time this is your opportunity to do so.

Be there when TITLE TOWN meets Hot Peas & Butta! When Pittsburgh meets Philadelphia!! Be there when the entire Keystone State shakes to our plentiful sounds of Soul and Funk 45’s and the earth rotates on it’s axis at forty-five revolutions per minute!!!

Obviously we recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and something that you can dance in 😉 The doors open early at 9 PM, being 21+ with proper I.D. is a must, and the fee for the place to be is $5 USD’s. I hope to see you there. You tell three friends and they’ll tell three friends, and so on and so on and so on…

Need some dip in your hips? Get down with us this month at Title Town!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party
w/ guest DJ’s …

MAC McRAW (Vinyl Veterans, UK)
Oxygen (Vinyl Veterans, NYC)
Kamui (Hot Peas & Butta, NYC)
+ resident DJ’s J. Malls & Gordy (TITLE TOWN, Pgh)
SATURDAY, June30th

Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd. (E. Liberty)
9 PM-2 AM, 21+/$5; 18+/$8

TITLE TOWN returns to the Shadow Lounge on Saturday, June 30th with NOT ONE, BUT THREE guest DJ’s representing the UK-based Vinyl Veterans crew as well as Hot Peas & Butta.

Has your macking been slacking? Do you need to put some dip in your hip? Well summer is here and TITLE TOWN is back to bring you five hours of original soul, funk, R&B, boogaloo, modern, disco & boogie all on original 45 rpm platters. Dance, dance, dance as we spin decades worth of sure shot grooves guaranteed to make you move!

Early arrival is recommended as always. Drink specials TBA. Proper ID is a must.

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TITLE TOWN w/ special guest DJ Robert Fearless (Save Your Soul, Baltimore) + Attack Theatre’s Dirty Ball

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party with Guest DJ Robert Fearless!

5 hours of dancing to songs that continue to resonate more than 50 years after they were made – this is TITLE TOWN.

Rare grooves to beat-heavy funk, Motown classics, Northern soul, and Latin Boogaloo – TITLE TOWN’s high-energy mix of old-school tracks brings the good stuff to the funkiest dance-floor in the Burgh. Two turntables; all vinyl.

On this night, we celebrate the fact that this music still flourishes today. We show our respect to the song-and-dance entertainers of the 1950s and ’60s and get down to the deep grooves and sweet soul of the ‘70s. The music endures because the songs are just so good – blaring horns and tight rhythms, urgent hooks and an energy that takes you back. One 45 at a time.

This month TITLE TOWN welcomes guest DJ ROBERT FEARLESS (Baltimore) – creator of SAVE YOUR SOUL, the Charm City’s wildest monthly dance party featuring the absolute best in rare and raw soul, RnB and Boogaloo 45’s at the historic Lithuanian Hall.

Do your ears a favor and don’t miss this party. It’s gonna be a wild one.

Early arrival recommended. You must enter through the Shadow Lounge entrance on Baum Blvd.

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party
SATURDAY, May 26th
Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd. (E. Liberty)
9 PM-2 AM, 21+/$5; 18+/$8

The Dirty Ball // Saturday, May 19th, 2012

If you’ve been, you know. If you haven’t, you should. TITLE TOWN is super stoked to be part of Attack Theatre‘s DIRTY BALL again this year. One of the biggest, funkiest and sexiest parties of year.  Tickets are still available!

Get tickets while you still can: http://www.showclix.com/event/TheDirtyBall2012/tag/ATwebsite

It’s a new day at Title Town!

TITLE TOWN Soul & Funk Party w/ guest DJ’s THE NEW DAY (Austin, Tx)
and w/ residents DJ’s, J.Malls & Gordy
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd. (E. Liberty)
9 PM – 2 AM, 21+/$5, Ltd. 18+/$8

Stop what you’re doin’ and get your dance on this month at Title Town Soul & Funk Party when we welcome one of the premier record and dance party crews in the U.S., DJ’s BSears & Coolhands of THE NEW DAY Funk and Soul Night and FRIENDS OF SOUND RECORDS in AUSTIN, TEXAS.

We’re goin’ head-to-head, tune-for-tune as we join forces with two of our favorite rare vinyl specialists all the way from the Lone Star State.

We don’t do guest DJs every month, but this is a party we’ve been most looking forward to. If, for some reason, you need to be persuaded — The New Day has been holding it down every month with a wide-spread spectrum of rare soul and massively funky funk from the ‘60s through the early ‘80s and has attracted regular guest DJ spots from some of the heaviest collectors in the game.

In a city known as the live music capital of the world, The New Day has been holding its own and has created a vibe that connects with people…with the some of the finest, funkiest flowing selections of rare soul vinyl around.

Finally, expect drink specials, funky SOUL TRAIN projections on the wall and the Brassero Grill gourmet taco truck parked outside. Don’t forget, you must enter through the Shadow Lounge entrance on Baum Boulevard to get in. There is NO admission to TITLE TOWN through AVA Lounge.

So get yourself (and your friends) ready for a TITLE TOWN that will move your feet, captivate your SOUL, and make you DANCE…and that’s exactly what this music demands you do. It’s going to be a party.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.