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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Mix DS179: Catapult

I listen to these mixes to help me work but also to play. A meaty harmonic drum and bass mix goes a long way in helping me to focus on the task at hand; be it building a Web site or stomping losers who desperately need to die using my 70 ton robot =>

In other news, Beatport has just launched its Mixes service where mixes can be hosted in a similar way to Mixcloud. The difference being the DJ can charge for it providing all of the songs in the mix were either bought from Beatport or their own productions. It is interesting because all 3 stakeholders get a cut of the proceeds; artists/label, Beatport and the DJ. I may give it a go soon to see how it all works. The main motive for me using it would be to reach new listeners and take advantage of their embedded player. The nature of the music just isn't commercial so the proceeds are just icing.

Anyway use the green down-arrow above to download and enjoy this month's explosive payload - for free! ;-)

Blade - The Spot - Soul Deep Recordings
DJ Chap, Andrezz - Double Shock - V Recordings
Intelligent Manners, Command Strange - Right Here, Right Now - Influenza Media
Light Of Night - Be Mine - Liquid Brilliants Records
Sub Focus, feat. Alpines - Tidal Wave - Mercury UK
The Prototypes - Suffocate - Shogun Audio
The Burbs - Cool Air - Jerona Fruits
Total Science - Dramaz - Clear Skyz
Break - Slipstream - CIA Recordings
Muffler - Dribble (VIP) - Hospital Records
DJ Chap, Digital Hunters - Call Me - V Recordings
L-Side - Hollywood - LuvDisaster Records
Simplification - Away - Celsius Recordings
Blade - Wait For You - Soul Deep Recordings
Atlantic Connection - It's Me, It's You (Flaco Remix) - Atlantic Connection Music
Submotion Orchestra - It's Not Me It's You (Alix Perez Remix)
John B, Jillian Ann - Love Again (Seba Remix) - Beta Recordings
Total Science, S.P.Y - Whoonga - CIA Recordings
Etherwood - Give It Up - Hospital Records
Calibre - Plugs - Footprints Music
Level 2 - She Goes Away - V Recordings
Total Science, Kevin King, S.P.Y - Past Lives (Lenzman Remix) - CIA Recordings

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mix DS178: Muton Rush

Get a load of this mix, recorded last week while I was off work  trying to save the planet from alien invasion (and failing) on Xcom. Thanks to the Mutons for killing all my best officers. At least I had some tunes to listen to while I was getting my ass handed to me by these...I'll be ready for them next time!

Lenzman, Ulterior Motive - Catharsis
Intelligent Manners - All By Myself
DJ Chap - Black Candles
A.I., Command Strange - Broken Ground
Blade - McNally's Theme
Physics - Take No Shit
Silent Dust - 1959 (Calibre Remix)
Dynamic - Tokyo Blur
Soul Intent - Sax Me
Light Of Night - Graceful
MSDOS - Aperture
DJ Linky, Skyeyes - Madonna feat. Skyeyes
Eveson, Sam Kdc - Retrospections (feat. Sam KDC)
Brookes Brothers - The Big Blue
Command Strange - Dreams
MOS - Last Moment
Intelligent Manners - Lose You

Friday, 28 September 2012

Mix DS177: Riven

We love harmoneeeeeeeeee!

B4sstee - My Way
Hazuki, Prismare - I Know You
Donnie Dubson - Transition
Intelligent Manners, Command Strange - Hangin' On
SKC - Conquest
Command Strange - Summer Time
Ray Keith - Unforgivable
Malsum, Krone - Nexus 6
Chris SU - First Snow
MSDOS - Aperture
Hazuki - Loves The Sunshine
Donnie Dubson - Assemble
Intelligent Manners - Lose You
Ray Keith - Monster
Beaton - Calling All Dancers
Intelligent Manners - All I Do
Caine, Paul SG - Memphis Blues

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Mix DS176: Must win gold

It's taken its time but I now proudly present a mix for you to hopefully blast out at high volume without fear of having to quickly turn it down when key clashes occur or DJ/MC Tedious chimes in.

Factoids on this recording

Mixed using: Traktor Pro 2 and Kontrol S2 interface (both new to me)
Length: 80 minutes (fits on CD)
Bitrate: VBR 0: 220-260kbps (higher quality that usual)
Prevalent Keys: 1st half F# minor (and relatives), second half A minor (and relatives)
Tempo: 177.6 bpm
Playlist: See below
Timely track:  Matrix, Futurebound feat. Luke Bingham - All I Know. Should have been team GB's anthem, so uplifting!

LSB - All Of My Love
Nuage - Dont Hide These Feelings
Level 2 - Assault
Random Movement - Connections
Matrix, Futurebound feat. Luke Bingham - All I Know
Dave Owen - Heaven Scent
Altitude feat. dRamatic & dbAudio - Everything
Dynamic - Beautiful Moments
SpectraSoul - Light In The Dark feat. Terri Walker
Linky - Be There
Calibre - Half Full
Dave Owen - On The Hush
The Others - The Way You Make Me (S.P.Y Remix)
Physics - Soul Catcher
Dynamic - The Feeling's Right
A Surgeon - The Power feat. Snap
SpectraSoul - Sometimes We Lie...
Smote - Another Place
DatA - Dissent
DJ Chap - Black Candles
Clart - Primo
MSDOS - Big Waves
Blade - It's Always You
Deeper Connection - Quiet Storm
Physics - Give You Everything

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Mix DS175: Timestretcha

Invoking my prerogative as a dnb DJ I ask for your understanding regarding the gratuitous misspelling of the title to this mix - just couldn't help myself...

Nevertheless, time stretching is an important capability digital DJs have that enables the adjustment of the musical key (pitch) of tracks in the live mix without having to change tempo. Without it there can be many fewer harmonic mix possibilities between tunes. The even geekier of you might like to know time stretching in Traktor is provided by a high quality phase vocoder (Cher's favourite instrument!).

Also, apologies for the lack of mixes being published over the last couple of months. I've been so insanely busy...must remember to work to live and not the other way around! :)

Aaanyway, let me know what tracks you are feeling and stuff.

Submotion Orchestra - It's Not Me It's You (Alix Perez Remix)
Command Strange - Pleasure
MSDOS - We Only Live Once
Paul SG - Night At Spotlite
E-Z Rollers, Tali - Lets Give In
Dynamic, MSDOS - Chinatown Blue
Dynamic - Makes My Heart Feel
Sub Focus - Out The Blue (Club Mix)
>> L-Side - Gimme Your Money (Level 2 Remix)
BCee - Keep The Faith feat. Robert Owens (Seba Remix)
Nu-Direction - Regenium
DJ SS, Greenlaw - Soundboy feat. DJ SS
Big Bud - White Widow (LJ High Remix)
Level 2  - Assault
Concord Dawn, Trei - Waiting For Never
Ill Skillz - Live Forever 
>> Intelligent Manners, Command Strange - Groover

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Mix DS174: Fiendin

Slightly shorter session than usual this month but hopefully just that little bit sweeter for it...hope you enjoy anyway :-)

MSDOS - Wisdom
Soultec, MSDOS - Where's The Brass
The Thomas Oliver Band - Baby I'll Play
Concord Dawn, Trei - Waiting For Never
Unknown Artist - Just Be In Love
Commix - MFSB
Frederic Robinson - Laughing At Clouds
Command Strange - Love Beam
Matrix, Chords - Hypnotize
K-Tee - Hypnotize Me
Break - Trying
Logistics - Fibreglass
Static, MSDOS - Northwinds
MSDOS - Chords & Jazz
Joe Nebula feat. Patricia Edwards - Dreaming For Others

Monday, 13 February 2012

Mix DS173: Calmonic

Peshay - Urban Jazz
MSDOS - Glamorous Life
DJ Clart - Do You Remember Yesterday
MSDOS - San Francisco Cable Car
Maduk - Avalon
Level 2, DJ Chap - Skys The Limit
Break - They're Wrong
Phat Playaz, DuoScience - Aloe Vera
Mr Joseph - Sparkle In Your Eye
Sato - Detroit Lies Bleeding
Physical Illusion - Apple Juice
MSDOS - Reconstruction
MSDOS - Japanese Connection
S.P.Y - Seconds To Midnight
PFM, Phat Playaz - Time Of Our Live
Subphonic - The Time Traveller
Diode - Voyager
Sato - Barn
Command Strange - Dreams
MSDOS - Soul Drops
>>Logistics - Maybe Next Time

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mix DS172: Creamy

Happy new year! Here's something to lift spirits higher for the remaining dark winter months. That is of course unless you live in the southern hemisphere...

As you can see this month's mix is kinda dominated by Command Strange. Thankfully a glut of new material came through from him and as ever I have skimmed off the creamiest basslines for you. Thanks Mr. Strange and all other artists I have included. Here's to us all having a rewarding and peaceful 2012!

Dead Phantoms - Love
Artificial Intelligence - Desperado
Deeper Connection - Shallow Ground
Command Strange - Warm Eyes
Chris Sabian - Self Belief
Bungle - Blue
Dynamic, MSDOS - Love So Clear
Command Strange - Let's Fall In Love
Command Strange - The First The Last My Everything
Velocity, Key MC - Ladder
Futurebound vs. Metrik - Brave New World
Calibre, Marcus Intalex - Meltdown
Command Strange - Dreams
Command Strange - Miracles
MSDOS - Love Of Our Soul
Command Strange - Days Are Cold