Finally made the decision to finally get over to Europe for one of the big music festivals. This time is was the turn of Suncebeat 8 in Croatia. Having been a long time Southport Weekend regular while still living in the UK I knew the music and the people would be worth it.
The location is stunning and the main difference I found from SPW was the diversity of the crowd. Just in the taxi from the airport there was DC Wood from New Jersey travelling on his own, another guy who flew in from Jo'burg, another from Aberdeen and Amy who was midway through a six month holiday calling Bondi home. That set the tone for the week.
This mix is a blend of some of the tunes that rocked Suncebeat 8 and some of the new sounds about at the moment.
Tune of Suncebeat for me was Joeski - track 15 but you may have your own favourite. The opener was a cracking track put down by Lay-Far on the Local Talk boat, which for me was the best boat party. Intimate knowledgeable crowd and quality line-up.
Enjoy this small taste of what is a great way to enjoy fine music, sun and great company.
Thanks to all at Suncebeat for making this a thing every year. I will definitely be back.
Big shout to DC Wood, Alisdair, Brian, Conrad, Danny, Pete, Gemma, Leah, Debbie, Andy P, Daniela, Nat, Loucineh, Craig, Amy, Havard, Jamie, Rachael, Rick and the Blackpool crew and everyone else we partied with - thanks for the memories.
1: Aroop Roy - Talkin About Life (Brisa Remix)
2: Mastercris - Chains
3: E.O.L., Soulfrito - Upright Love (Louie Vega Kat Mix)
4: Hifi Sean, Crystal Waters - Testify (Opolopo Remix)
5: Loleatta Holloway - Can't Let You Go (Louie Vega & Josh Milan Truth Dub)
6: Rhemi, Lynn Lockamy - Warning
7: Kevin Hedge - My Beat (Spaced Out Beat) (David Harness Remix)
8: Bohdi - Wiggler
9: Rhemi, Anna-Marie Johnson - Live Life Free
10: M A S Collective - Release Your Mind (Spen & Karizma)
11: Sean McCabe, Mr V - It Can Be (West Mix)
12: Rapson - Heat (Exclusive Extended Mix)
13: Grant Nelson - Move Close (Brixton Rub)
14: Logic - Blues For You (Hard Dub)
15: Joeski ft E-Man - I Remember House (Tribute Mix)
16: Detroit Swindle - Can't Hold it
17: Camelphat - Cola
18: Randy Paterson - Let's Go (Dub)
19: DJPope - Jingo Ba (DJPope's Sound Of Baltimore Original Vocal)
20: Osunlade - Cosmic Signs
21: Jaxx Madicine - Montreux
This mix has been sitting on the shelf all month. It was mixed on the 1st June and for one reason or another it's taken 25 days to release.
That said I was overseas for one week, but it's still leaves room for improvement.
This month we are dominated by Re-Tide from Rome and the Cut Records they frequently release on. If you aren't familiar with their sound you will be by the end of the mix.
I'm not buying as much new music at the moment, hopefully that's a temporary thing, but it does mean the mixes are slowing down.
The weekly radio show is still going strong and a big thanks to everyone that supports.
I'm also playing in Sydney on the 7th July @ Tatler for RAW #5 alongside George Kristopher, DJ Nycks and Dr Mendez. I'm wrapping the night up from 1:30 to 3am, entry is free - hope to see you there.
BTW - anyone name this city?
1: Max Tealer - Heartbreak
2: Around7 - Ming
3: Pete Moss - Eyes So Deeply
4: Aisling Iris - Hey Lover (Crakazat Remix)
5: Rick Wade - Sugar Shack
6: Karizma, Marcel Vogel - I Got Jesus (Karizma Stomp Dub)
7: Kapote - L.O.V.E
8: Suburb Beat - Cest La Vie (Joss Moog Remix)
9: Re-Tide - Let Me Know Something
10: Joey Negro, Linda Clifford - Won't Let Go (Black Loops Remix)
11: Soul Power - Question My Love
12: MK - Burning (Vibe Mix)
13: Lumoon & Rob!n - La Disquette
14: Groove Assassin, Sean McCabe - The Change
15: Paradise Garage - Track Two (Re-Tide Re-Grooved Mix)
16: Francesco Sansone - Underground
17: Phaze Dee - Dance
18: Will Sonic - Don't Go
19: Phaze Dee - Found This
20: James Benedict - Like 94
21: Re-Tide - Try This
22: Karizma - Work It Out
23: Re-Tide - The Jam
24: Da Lukas - You Can't Stop The Groove
25: Sebas Ramis, Tutsi Girl Playhouse - Faith (Kiko Navarro Remix)
26: Todd Terje - Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
27: Scott Franka - Toenail
28: South Street Players - Who Keeps Changing Your Mind
This mix was rescued from the flames of last weeks show. The gremlins attacked a couple of times, second being a big 10 minute bite out of the show. That killed the recording, so we only have just under 90 minutes.
The show was a throwback to ten years ago, which sounds like a long time, but then when you say 2007 strangely it doesn't.
I remember the tracks and what I was doing back when I first started playing them as though it was just last month. I'd imagine the same thing will happen to you when you listen.
The pace has picked back up again with the mixes after a stop start last 12 months or so. Not all of them are new music, but with over 30 years to choose from that's not a bad thing.
Thanks to those of you that reach out to show your support, hearing out of the blue that someone listens to your mixes all the time and has done for years is mind blowing, humbling and very inspirational. With the exception of a few regular listeners I really have no idea who actually listens out there, so stories like that make my week.
Anyway hope you all enjoy this little ten year time capsule.
1: Pepe Bradock & The Grande Brule's Choir - Burning (Deep Burnt)
2: Peven Everett - Sexy Make Up (Tarantulaz Mix)
3: Mark Grant ft Russoul - Guessin Again (Soul Bounce)
4: Anto Vitale - Theorema Del Faya (Tea Party Vocal)
5: We Had A Thing (Mattys Dub) - Abstract Truth
6: Ben Westbeech - So Good Today (Yarouba Soul Mix)
7: Roland Clark - Have A Good Time (Soul Channel)
8: Su Su Bobien - You Brought Me Brighterday
9: DJ Gregory - Attend (Yass Remix)
10: Yass - I'm Free
11: Lonewolf ft Claude Bain - Big Tune (Panevinos Mix)
12: Sir Piers - Back When (Sir Piers Club)
13: MYNC Project, carl Kennedy - Ride The Storm (Nacho Marco Afternoon Sunshine)
14: Kerri Chandler ft Monique Bingham - In The Morning
This is a recording of the live radio show on Pressure Radio from Thursday 13th April and what a show it was too.
I was still downloading tunes when it was supposed to start and then my machine crashed!! So we were 40 minutes late getting going. However once the wheels were rolling there was no stopping us.
It was really busy on the outside all the way through the show which was great - thanks to everyone that tuned in.
The chat room was full of banter too courtesy of Ludi, Nicky, G and Joey.
As for the mix, it wound up being three and a half hours long. You see it was 11:30pm by the time I had done my two hours and by then the girls were well on their merry way and dancing round their respective abodes. They begged me to keep going and since it was good Friday the next day - why not!!
You can hear this in the mix as the peak is at the 1hr 50 mark. I started to slow it down to finish, but we then tagged another 90 minutes on, which was much more on the mellow. As a result there are a lot of BIG tunes in here from across the spectrum.
As for the name of the mix......well that comes from an interesting conversation in the chatroom during the latter part of the mix. I'll say no more.
Thanks to everyone involved in making this such a fun show.
1: Aisling Iris - Hey Lover (Crackazat Remix)
2: Rick Wade - Sugar Shack
3: Pete Moss - Eyes So Deeply
4: The Disclosure Project - It Was Amazing
5: 4Tek - Free
6: Javi Bora, IAAM - Deep Vibe
7: Detroit Swindle - Woman
8: Elef - Lazy Liz
9: The Journeymen ft Hanlei - Feeling Myself
10: Karizma - Good Morning ft Monique Bingham (Kaytronix Remix)
11: Jovonn ft Hosanna - Don't Get Too Close (Karizma Mix)
12: Lil Louis - Crazy (Amber)
13: Rick Wade - Duke Of Cologne
14: Cajmere & Gene Ferris - The Biz
15: Tigerskin - Yellow Tops
16: Joey Negro & Sunburst Band - Garden Of Love (Kaje Trackheadz Mix)
17: Riva Starr - Can You Feel The Sunshine
18: Moullinex - Don't You Feel (Crackazat Mix)
19: Rober Gaez- Drunkin Preacher (Jorge Montia and Juan Diaz Remix)
20: Trackheadz - Our Music (Kaje Trackheadz Mix)
21: Son Of Raw - Black Man In Space (Sax Mix)
22: Cheiko Kinbara - Changed My Life (Spen Mix)
23: DJ Spen pres Dana Weaver - Heavenly (Deepah Ones Mix)
24: Lovebirds - Mandrill
25: Quentin Harris - Let's Be Young
26: POPOF, Arno Joey - Lidl Girl (Kerri Chandler Mix)
27: Lovebirds - Dancin
28: Lood - Shout N Out (MAW Dub)
29: Blind Colors, Melonie Daniels Walker - Found Love (David Morales Classic Mix)
30: Timmy Vegas, Tweek, Boogie Down Dee Jays - Got To Get You Love (Boogie Down Dee Jays Mix)
31: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - Bourgie', Bourgie' (Dance Ritual Dub)
32: Nathan Adams, Richard Samuels - Sending You My Love
33: Groove Assassin, Sean McCabe - Heat (Sean's Baby Dub)
34: Sean McCabe ft Stephanie Cooke - Just A Little Bit (Sean McCabe Classic Vocal Mix)
35: Soul Central - Song For Sharma
36: Sandboy & Nanar - Night Song (Yoruba Soul Mix)
37: Ezel ft Tamara Wellons - In My Lifetime (Deetron Remix)
38: Reel People ft Tony Momrelle - It Will Be (Ezel's Vocal Mix)
This mix was done at the end of Feb this year to celebrate my fifth anniversary on Pressure Radio. It's a crazy thought, I mean I can genuinely see the me hitting play on the first track like it was yesterday.
Frank Ainsworth one of the residents was in the chatroom to make sure it went off without any issues.
I was so excited to play, I had so many ideas and so many great tracks I wanted to share with everyone.
It was a tough slot as with the timezone difference between Aus, Europe and the US someone was always going to suffer, and with work commitments it wasn't going to be me. That has meant the show is typically on too early for my US followers which is a shame.
It also means there is a fair bit of confusion twice a year as the clocks change and the show lunges backwards and forwards in the Northern Hemisphere.
Soon after starting I was joined by another Pressure newbie - my brotha' from anotha' DJ Kevin Anthony from Baltimore. We created a quality four hour back to back set. For such an obscure isolated slot we got a great following with numbers no different to peak time UK and US.
Over the years I've met some great people in the chatroom, Jules, Mandy, Pete YMAW, Big Pete, Dini, G, Steve, Leah LND, Murph, Ludi, Ben TBM, Cookie, Andrea, Nicky, and of course we can't forget all of the silent listeners on the outside.
The station has a warm family feel with everyone very supportive, and the talent.....the likes of Andy Ward, Jon Mateo, Pugweezer, Brew, Geoffrey C, Brother C, Sahara 247, DJ Arch, Biopic to name a few. All sharing the same passion for deep soulful house music.
Finally a HUGE shout out to the two people that make this all happen, Carol and DJP who run the show. Massive Kudos to their dedication all for the love, five years on I am still very grateful to have been the chance to call this place my home.
1: Arnold Jarvis, Kerri Chandler - Inspiration
2: Carolyn Harding - Pick It Up (Sean McCabe's Club Vocal Mix)
3: AAries - Don't Give It Up (Reel People Mix)
4: Kings Of Tomorrow ft April - Fall For You (Sandy Rivera's Classic)
5: Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band - Take It To The Top
6: The Layabouts ft Portia Monique - Bring Me Joy (Director's Cut Remix)
7: House Of Soul, Rochelle Rice - Every Day (Adam Rios and Johnny JM Vocal)
8: MAW, India - Backfired (Joey Negro Club Mix)
9: Angel-A - Come Sunday Morning (Angel-A and Doc Link Remix)
10: Kyodai - Breaking
11: Kink - Valentines Groove
12: Denis Filipovic - Come With Me
13: Nick Nikolov - Come Down
14: Gilbert Le Funk - New Dawn
15: Lexa Hill - Da Hood
16: Wyen Solo - SMILE (Groove Assassin Dub Remix)
17: The Checkup - Set My Soul Free
18: Jordan Trove - Beautiful World (JT Reverse Dub)
19: Ross Couch - Somebody Like You
20: Danny J Lewis - When The Sun Breaks The Clouds
21: Lovebirds Mandrill
22: Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts (Recloose Mix)
Just as my belief in the quality of tunes was starting to wain along came a set of beauties to put me straight again.
I love the diversity and build up in this mix and there are some real crackers along the way.
The first couple of tracks are deep, but in a warm n fuzzy way. We then switch into a burst of fun loving twisted electronic phunk. This style is so refreshing and I love being able to add it into the mix to diversify the sound.
The mix thickens up a little with Sebb Junior and continues through to the excellent KOT and Rhemi Dub of Sandy Rivera's infamous "Changes".
Have to mention DJ-Eclyps, have been a fan for a while and he delivers with "Give It To Me".
The mix lifts again for a more traditional soulful house sound before the heat kicks in.
It starts with a bit of Acid courtesy of MANIK, quickly followed by two of my favourite tracks from Georg Levin and Alex Herrera.
We are then well and truly in the thick of it with big tunes coming thick and fast.
Another shout to Jordan Grover who stepped up with "I've Had It With You".
Large continue on a roll with an excellent EP by Finest Wear. So much so that all three tracks are in the mix.
The mix cools down with the help of Lay-Far on "That Dub".
Hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed mixing it.
Finally thanks to everyone that helped me hit #2 on the Deep House chart.
1: thatmanmonkz - Manna For Poppa
2: Brawther - Spaceman Funk (Deep Club Mix)
3: Marcel Lune - Eat Good
4: hodini - Down Up
5: JR from Dallas - Downtown City (Nouskynousk Remix)
6: Aitor Astiz - Old School Slang (4Tek Remix)
7: Linkwood, House Of Traps - Barely Eagle
8: Sebb Junior - Groove On
9: Powder Monkeys -Holdin On (Homero's Dub Mix)
10: Tuff Vibes - Ruff
11: DJ-Eclyps, Tara Jamelle - Give It To Me (Orig Extended Mix)
12: Sandy Rivera, Haze - Changes 2017 (Kings Of Tomorrow vs Rhemi Dub)
13: Moullinex - Tee Flowers
14: PolyRhythm, Jay Kutz, Jaquita May - This World (Mr V's 1996 Version Instrumental)
15: Keith Sibley - Stand By Me (Johan S)
16: MANIK (NYC) - Myrtle Ave
17: Georg Levin - Everything Must Change (Bara Brost Disco Dub Remix)
18: Alex Herrera - Activate
19: Jordan Trove - I've Had It With You (Fizzikx Remix)
20: Bronx Cheer - Foolin (Piers Kirwan Remix)
21: Finest Wear - In Her Mind
22: S3A - Feels Like Garage
23: Finest Wear - U Got To Move
24: Franqy, Louis Bailey - In The Club (Brotherton Wing Remix)
25: Finest Wear - Tribute To Pepe
26: Intr0beatz, Lay-Far - That Dub (SMDB Motown Mix)
This mix was recorded on Pressure Radio on 4th Feb and was a remake of an original concept from about a year ago.
It only features tracks released on the legendary Soulfuric label, including it’s sister labels – Trax and Deep.
The original version was a mix of vinyl and digital, whereas this mix is digital only meaning some of the older tracks are absent.
It’s probably a 50/50 split between the soulful sound of the first few years in the late 90’s and the latin infused flava through the 00’s.
There are definitely plans for a follow up as a few favs didn’t make it in due to being on vinyl.
1: Groove Addix ft Annette Taylor – Faith (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)
2: Bongoloverz – The Ministers (Classic Mix)
3: 4 Siders – Sol Y Mas (B’s Unreleased Re-edit)
4: Master Builders – Blend (JnG Retweaked Mix)
5: Richard Earnshaw – People R People (Main Mix)
6: UBP ft Michael Proctor – Love Don’t Live (Dub-strumental)
7: UBP, Mother Of Pearl ft Pearlie Mae – Your Heaven – I Can Feel It (Soulfuric Dub)
8: Deepstar – Sugar (Sugar Vocal)
9: UBP ft Donna Allen – He Is The Joy (Rawsoul Orchestral Mix)
10: Underground Ministries ft Kenny Bobien – I Shall Not Be Moved (B’s 2004 Off the Vinyl Re-Edit)
11: Deepstar – Sugar (Jazz-N-Groove Sugar Rush Dub)
12: Brian Tappert – The Organ Track (The Other House Mix)
13: Raul Moros – Amazonica (Daytime Mix)
14: Audiowhores – Nekoosa
15: Afromento – Midnight Train (Afromento Remix)
16: Ferry B & Franco De Mulero – Balearico (Original)
17: Afromento – Human Wave (Raul Moros Furic Soul Dub)
18: Raul Moros – Back 2 Basics
19: Audiowhores – Subject Of My Affection
20: Matt Caseli – Regina’s Sax Experience (Caseli Porn Mix)
21: Universal Love – Ritmo Da Rua (Brian Tappert Prime Time Vibe)
22: Cricco Castelli – La Casa Del Jazz (Original)
This marks the 200th release here on Podomatic. To celebrate we have a special mix that was recorded live on Pressure Radio in February 2017.
Continuing the legends series we head stateside for a producer whose sound has given the scene a real mature smooth vibe over the years, both as part of the legendary Blaze duo, and more recently as a solo producer.
It is of course Josh Milan who I was lucky enough to see/hear live in Sydney a few years back. His energy was infectious and he had the place singing, spinning, jumping and dancing all night.
There is a large repertoire of classics to choose from as well as future classics that will surely also stand the test of time.
Thanks for all of the incredible tunes you've given us over the years. Keep doing what you, your rich deep soulful sounds will always be welcome in the house of c2eMusic.
1: Mood II Swing - Can't Get Away (Blaze Mix)
2: Blaze - Gloria's Muse (The Yoga Song) (Danny Krivit 718 Mix)
3: Josh Milan - Your Body (Louie Vega EOL Mix)
4: Dawn Williams, Josh Milan - I'm Your Gypsy (Honeycomb Vocal Mix)
5: Josh Milan - Fort Greene (Main)
6: Raw Silk - Do It To The Music (Roots Vocal Mix)
7: Miranda Nicole - Kissing You (Josh Milan Honeycomb Vocal)
8: Botshelo Huma, nkokhi - Something New (Josh Milan's Honeycomb Vocal)
9: Blaze - Found A Love
10: Blaze ft Mr V - Breathe (Liquid People Present Danism Mix)
11: Blaze - Wishing You Were Here (Negro Dub)
12: Josh Milan ft Chinah Black - Till You Go Home (Main)
13: Kia Stewart, Josh Milan - He Still Loves Me (Honeycomb Vocal Mix)
14: Blaze - How Deep Is Your Love
15: Kenny Dope ft Josh Milan - Stay With Me (Muthafunkaz Music Mix)
16: Namy ft Josh Milan - From Now On (DJ Spen & N'Dinga Gaba Mix)
17: Blaze - Most Precious Love (DF Future 3000 Mix)
18: Jamiroquai - Little L (Blaze Shelter Mix)
19: Luisito Quintero ft Blaze - Love Remains The Same (Louie Vega Mix)
This is the first new release in months, September was the last one. It's the longest I've gone between new releases since the dawn of time!
It's not like I haven't been playing. The c2eMusic Radio Show has been running every Thursday with the exception of the Christmas chaos break. Some of those mixes have made it out, more are waiting in the wings.
On top of that there is the new residency in Sydney at Underground Jack thanks to my friend and founder DJ Nycks.
This months mix is made up of music purchased between October and Jan. That said the tunes themselves go right back to the early-mid 90's courtesy of Victor Simonelli and Tommy Musto. This gives a section of the mix a real NY house vibe from 93/94.
The latter part sees the intensity build nicely with Demarkus Lewis contributing three tight deep tracks.
Tune of the mix though goes to a sixteen year old producer from a small town in Eastern England. "Beautiful World"by Jordon Grover (a.k.a. Jordan Troves) is a masterpiece in that classic UK garage sound with a modern edge. The vocal sample is instantly recognisable and perfect for the drops. I for one am excited at the thought of what else may come flying out of Lincoln courtesy of the young house head.
It will be my fifth anniversary on Pressure this month, time has flown, but looking at the podcast so many gems have been unearthed in that time. Hears to another five years of gem mining.
1: 20 Below - A Lil'Tribute to the Moody Black Keys
2: Black Loops - Feel The B (Carlo Remix)
3: 20 Below - Jus'Nite Groovin
4: Instant Exposure - I Need A Little More (Orig Victore Simonelli Mix)
5: Silicone Soul - Right On 4 Tha Darkness
6: Groove Assassin - Heat (Sean's Baby Dub)
7: Sol Brown, Sasha Williamson - Sumthin'Good (Groove Assassin Voxx Dub)
8: Sandy Rivera, Sabrynaah Pope - Come On
9: Community ft Fonda Rae - Parade (TMVS Mix)
10: Max Telear - I Wish You
11: Terrence Parker - Cala Luna
12: Re-Tide - The Power
13: Snazzy Trax - Like Disco
14: Ross Couch - Body Rhythm
15: Demarkus Lewis - Sway Away
16: Crookers, Mike City - Get My Mind Right (Way More Than A Dub Mix)
17: Demarkus Lewis - Shuffle Board
18: Kenny Dope, DJ Gomi, Antonio Hart - Piano Groove (Dub)
19: Jordan Trove - Beautiful World (JT's Reverse Dub)
20: Inner Souls - Neighbourhood (Ross Couch Vox Dub)
21: Maxim Lany - Droga (Demarkus Lewis Remix)
22: Ouer - The Ascent (Adesse Versions Remix)
23: Sante Sansone - Venice In Love
24: Black Loops - Baustelle
This is the second mix in the Underground Jack RAW series. It was recorded live on Pressure Radio on Jan 12th, the night before the live event at Tatler in Sydney.
It captures the vibe on the night perfectly and is a great advert for what your ears can expect to hear and the beat that will move your feet.
The radio show itself was pretty intense too. The chatroom was busy with rare appearances from Pressure's own John Mateo and Andy Ward.
It was 5am in NY when the show started and a couple of minutes in Mateo popped in. He was feeling the vibe so much he cranked his sound system up. Sure the neighbours were bouncing in their beds with the fat basslines and chunky beats.
If you're in Sydney or even Australia and can't keep your feet from tapping when you listen to this, then come down to the next event on 10th Feb at Tatler in Darlinghurst, Sydney. It's free entry, so no excuses .
Join me and Dj Nycks as we serve up another dose of RAW........to move you on the dance-floor.
1: Eric Kupper, Kenny Summit, Proper - Over Here (Deeper Mix)
2: 4004 - Round Streets (S3A's Ravist Mix)
3: Even Iff - Slide
4: Alex Arnout - Move On
5: Aki Bergen ft Carmen Sherry - Into My Soul (Spiritchaser Mix)
6: Motor City Drum Ensemble - Send A Prayer (Part 2)
7: Rosenhaft - Wish
8: The Synthetigers - So Good
9: Purple Disco Machine - Magic
10: The Synthetigers - Princess
11: Alan De Laniere - Dance
12: Re-Tide - The Power
13: Andy Tee, Danny Losito, Kareem Shabazz - Spend Some Time (Micky More Deep Mix)
14: City Soul Project - Ah Shucks
15: City Soul Project - Au Shonk
16: Jordan Trove - Beautiful World (JT's Reverse Dub)
17: Inner Souls - Neighbourhood (Ross Couch Vox Dub)
18: Knee Deep - Gypsy Bucket
19: Lovebirds - The Beast
20: Lone - Coreshine Voodoo
21: Taste Of Honey - Hardy Choice (Mattei & Omich Re-Edit)
22: Thor - Don't Stop
23: DJ Garphie, Diviniti - Character 269 (Gareth Alexander Garage Remix)
24: Deetron - Can't Love You More