Sat, 11 May 2013
Part 2 of my Bedrock Tribute series. This label has contributed an enormous amount to electronic music over the course of the past decade and I continue to be amazed at the caliber of sound coming out of this publishing house. Enjoy some more old and new Bedrock!
Wed, 3 April 2013
Wed, 20 February 2013
The Cornice & Couloir Project is something that I started last year about this time and have been hoarding for a year. I wasn't really sure what I was up to until I had recorded over 2 hours of the mix and pieced together another 2 hours of ideas for a follow up. What this ended up being was a four part mini series of mellow trance tunes that makes for some really good listening. After running it by a few friends I got enough good feed back to figure I was on to something and completed all four parts. This is part 1 which starts out in a more traditionally progressive vein but quickly branches into some much more melodic pieces.
Mon, 14 January 2013
I did one of these years ago for Hooj Choons when they released their back catalog digitally and Bedrock has now put a number of collections together that feature some of their best music over the years. I love doing these kinds of mixes as they provide unique challenges in terms of tempo, style and timbre. Weaving a set with this much music has also required me to break it up into several parts. I have parts 1 & 2 completed and will be posting them in consecutive months. By the time those are played out I should have part 3 and possibly a 4th part done as well.
Fri, 29 July 2011
Not sure where all this good music came from all of a sudden but here is another mix with a bunch of great progressive tracks in it. I did commit one DJ "Faux Pas" by putting a track in this mix that also appeared in Episode 14. No appologies however as the way it mixes in just works so well I couldn't help it. I'm off to Fernie this weekend to hammer out some trails on my mountain bike and will be enjoying this mix as I do so. I hope you all enjoy it too!
Wed, 22 June 2011
Well mostly back to Deep House. I've been wanting to put another mix of this sort together for a while now since the last Deep House mix was so well received. I just happened to sit down one day recently and begin working on both a Deep House as well as a very laid back Progressive mix and I managed to get the right number of tracks together for the Deep House mix first. This mix has many ups and downs but stays very much on the lighter side of things. I tried to explore some nuances of the tracks involved, looping bits here and there to prolong their involvement and interplay with other tracks in the mix. What came out of that I will let you all decide but I like the result. This mix also has some broad key changes that I had to mix around very carefully to ensure that there was no glaring musical clashes as the Deep House genre tends to be very melody heavy from track start to track end. There should hopefully be another episode quick to follow this one, if I can find the rest of the tracks i need for it. All around though i'm in a very lazy summer mood musically.
Mon, 25 April 2011
Sometime in the next few days, this mix will appear on Wes Straubs online radio show which airs on a number of different stations over the coming month. I thought I would leak it to you all first though hehe. This mix was one of those that came together very quickly for me and is compiled from a number of the really great tracks that I've been playing out at the club over the last 4 months or so. After listening to the mix a few times, it occured to me that while most of my mixes (and most mixes in general) have a tendency to start from a very low energy place and build up over time, this mix actually reverses that order. It gets right to it from track one and creshendos very fast and then starts to mellow out a bit by the end. I thought that was kind of interesting. I hope you all do too!
Mon, 17 January 2011
Yep, it's true, it has been over a year now since I published a new episode of the podcast. The truth is that I was out of the music scene for about 8 months. Not buying music, not playing music, not making new podcasts. I hope that this chapter has come to an end and that you will be seeing much more music posted here over the course of the next year. My relationship to this music has changed a fair bit in the last year and i'm hopefully going to be exploring some different avenues. I want to make this show about more than just progressive house and so I am going to make a point of collecting some different sounding tunes. To be sure, I will always keep things on the electronic music side of things but I plan to explore some different sounds in the coming years which I hope will be as interesting to you as listeners as they are to me as a DJ.
But not to get ahead of myself. To kick off this new decade I have a recording of the set I played on New Years Eve at Habitat here in Calgary. I think that it is partly due to my time away from DJing and partly just the stars aligning but I really feel that the tracks that comprise this mix work together in an extremely fluid and natural way. I have listened to this mix several times over the past couple of weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you all do as well!
Cheers and Happy New Year!
Wed, 23 December 2009
Episode 12, for real this time i swear! One of the things that I've always loved about having a podcast is that I can update it as frequently or in-frequently as I like. Yes it's been a few months since the last one, yes I could have probably pieced something together in the interim, hell I even started two a few times (you should see how many Episode 12 folders I have on my laptop). The fact of the matter is that I want to make sure that every podcast that I do publish is full of really great tunes that are really well mixed and month to month that just doesn't always happen. I have taken a longer break that I had planned but then that just means that I've had some time to do a few other things that i've wanted to get back on top of, like write some new music. I'll be working a track or two from my new releases into upcoming Podcasts to be sure but if you don't want to wait for that, you can hit up Beatport (www.beatport.com) and look me up :)
This set is supposed to live up to the title and have a very positive vibe to it. I have tried to make choices on tracks that have a lighter and more uplifting feel to them wherever possible while staying true to the idea that they should all flow well from one to the other. I hope this finds you all enjoying the company of friends and family over this last holiday season of this decade. I won't ruminate on the last ten years as I'm sure everything else you read right now is doing that already but suffice to say that I hope the next ten years are as fun as the last ten were!
01. Tone Depth - Rumblefish (Ambient Mix)
02. Cream Sound - Always (Lokitas Dreambox Mix)
03. Hotchip - The Warning
04. Morgan Page - Return of the Fall
05. Martijn ten Velden - Together
06. Rennie Foster - Devil's Water (The Youngsters Instrumental Mix)
07. Dennis Ferrer - Sinfonia Della Notte
08. Rasmus Faber & Clara Mendes - Cidade Oposta (Tiger Stripes Mix)
09. Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (DF's Attention Vocal Mix)
10. Oxia - Whole Life
11. Quivver - 2 Notes n a Beat (Jay Lumen Mix)
12. Adam Byrd - Panarama (Florian Kruse Mix)
13. Tom Middleton - Hypnotizer (Francois Dubois Classy Disco Mix)
14. Way Out West - Surrender
15. Hypnos Feat. Sambor Kostrzewa - Day After Day (Lemon Popsicle Mix)
Thu, 7 May 2009
Back again with a bit more tunage for you all. These are all tracks that are fairly new this time and represent a good cross section of what i'm listening to and playing out these days at the clubs around Calgary. Chances are if you've seen me play in the past two months you've heard some of these tunes, but for those who haven't I hope that there is a bunch of new stuff in there for ya. As always your feedback is greatly appreciated and I thank you all for supporting the 'Cast!
01 - Tyrell - LaLaLaLaLaLa (Original Mix)
02 - Moguai - Beatbox (Inpetto Mix)
03 - Afrojack - Radioman (Original Mix)
04 - Sebastian Gnewkow - Monorail (Niklas Gustavsson mix)
05 - Russell G - Every Which Way (Original Mix)
06 - Dousk - Hit The Dance Button (Original Mix)
07 - Cid Inc. - Remaking of a Cyborg (Original Mix)
08 - Mooncat - Hear What Was Said (Anil Chawla Mix)
09 - Giorgos Gatzigristos - Ronin (Juan Sanchez Mix)
10 - Kosmas Epsilon & Evans T - 8 Hours (Cid Inc. & Luke Porter Mix)
11 - Yotopia - Offset (Original Mix)
12 - Passenger 10 - Mikado (Rino Cabrera Mix)
13 - Heather Johnson - Washes Over Me (Rasmus Faber Mix)
14 - Javi Mula - Come On (Original Mix)
15 - Fedde Le Grand - Get This Feeling (Chris Count Mix)
16 - Massimo Santucci - Tarrantella Warriors (Daniel Portman Mix)
17 - Steve Angello & Laidback Luke - Chaa Chaa (EDX Mix)