Adding another DJ to the c2eMusic hall of fame. Plenty of energy with this one as we head over to Baltimore to pay homage to Sean Spenser better known to you and me as DJ Spen.
Whether it’s the Jasper Street Co., Muthafunkaz, Deepah Ones, or just plain DJ Spen the results are the same. Take it to church pumpin’ rich chunky soulful house music.
He first crafted his trade at Basement Boys Records before stepping up to create Code Red. More recently he created one of the most prolific labels on the Soulful house scene – Quantize records.
His live sets always get the place rockin’ with an up beat chunky bounce.
This set was was put together on the fly and ideally I’d like to spend more time on the programming however the reaction during the show and listening to it a couple of times it’s well worth a release in it’s current form.
4 the love of house, 4 the love of beats, 4 the love of dance.
1: Michele Chiavarini, Elfredo – The Music Tells Me (DJ Spen, Thommy Davis Remix)
2: Melissa B – Be Free (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Flying Colours Hump)
3: Ziggy Funk ft Taliwa – What You Afraid Of (DJ Spen & Thommy Davis Disco Party Mix)
4: DJ Spen pres Damond Ramsey – Feel The Heat (DJ Spen Re-Edit)
5: Adam Rios, Stephanie Cooke – Mighty Skies (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Koffee Mix)
6: Lisa Millet – When I’m Dancin'(DJ Spen Alternate Vocal)
7: Michelle Weeks & Dawn Tallman ft Laquana Jones – We’re Gonna To Make It (Muthafunkaz Hump Mix)
8: Michelle Weeks & Tallman ft Laquana Jones – We’re Gonna To Make It (Muthafunkaz Bridge Mix)
9: DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz ft Ann Nesby – It’s So Easy (Muthafunkaz 12″Vocal)
10: K-Klass – Dance With Me (Main 12″ DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz mix)
11: Marc Evans – Down Time (A Drink B4 We Dance) (DJ Spen Extended Mix)
12: The Muthafunkaz – I Do Love You (AllIWannaDo) (Muthafunkin’ Dub)
13: Marc Evans – Reach Out For Love (Muthafunkaz Out Reach Remix (Extended Version)
14: Marc Evans – Reach Out For Love (DJ Spen Sneak Tribute Track (Extended Version)
15: DJ Spen presents the Jersey Maestros ft Renee Smith – He’s So Real (Muthafunkaz Tell Ya Bout Him Remix)
16: DJ Spen & The Muthafunkaz – To The Rock (Praise Party Vocal)
17: Chieko Kinbara – Changed My Life (Produced by DJ Spen)
18: Danny Clark & Jay Benham ft SuSu Bobien – Wondrous (Muthafunkaz Remix)
19: Typheni – Is It Love (Neal Conway & DJ Spen Afro Latin Remix)
20: Toni Granello ft Lina Lee Hopkins – Lift Him Up (Muthafunkaz Praise Party Mix)
21: Deepah Ones – Epic Proportions (Da Bang Banga)
22: DJ Spen pres Dana Weaver – Heavenly (Deepah Ones Remix)
23: Key To Life ft Kathleen Murhpy – Find Our Way (Breakaway) (Muthafunkaz Found A Vocal Mix)
24: Kenny Bobien – Let Me Show You (DJ Spen & Karizma Remix)
It was a case of third time lucky with this mix. Bought half of the tracks at the start of the month and enjoyed the mix but didn't have enough for two hours. Tried again mid month but didn't like the flow. Finally I bought some more new tracks at the end of the month and mixed this on the fly on my Pressure Radio show. Much happier with the result.
Some big tracks in here, highlights for me "Dust Devil", "Valentine's Groove", "Coming To You", "Strings" and "The Ascent".
Remember you can catch the show live on Pressure Radio every Thursday - 9 to 11pm Sydney, 12pm to 2pm London and 7am to 9am NYC.
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1: Pixel82 - Going On (Jad & The Ladyboy Remix)
2: Nachtbraker - Pollo Con Pollo
3: Brame & Hamo - Retrospect
4: S3A - Antois Benime (Austral Parc)
5: Dairmount - Dust Devil (Dub)
6: Adesse Versions - Wash My Car (Jacques Renault Edit)
7: Angelo Ferreri - Walking Jazz
8: Tokita, DK & The Doctor - Nobel's Prize
9: KiNK - Valentines Groove
10: Quentin Kane, Simon Sheldon, TK Blue - The Blue Room
11: Gershon Jackson, Rona Ray - Raindance (Shon Jackson's House Of Omni)
12: JoioDJ - I Believe (F&B Main Mix)
13: Soul Central - In-Ten-City (Vocal Mix)
14: Jill Scott - Coming To You (House N HD Terry Hunter & Mike Dunn Soulfrica Mix)
15: Alex Agore - Ultra
16: Acilles & One - Sleepless
17: KiNK - Strings
18: The Journey Men, Hanlei - Feeling Myself
19: Johan S - Running
20: Ouer - The Ascent
21: Soledrifter - Just Friends
22: Delivio Reavon, Jennifer Cooke, Yax.X - Society (Josh Butler Remix)
23: Mike Steva, Motty, Siobhan - Weekend Love (Louie Vega Ritual Dub)
24: Lisa Shaw - Let It Ride (Jimpster's House Remix)
Well that was a very long unplanned break between releases. Combination of a few things, slow buying new music in April and May, an increase in crate diggin’ session on Pressure and then a three week trip to the U.S. Anyway all that’s behind us now and to make up for it we have a real cracker of a mix. Bigger and chunkier right from the start with so many unreleased I was able to keep a good level of intensity all the way through, still building constantly of course, you know how we .
Proud to be able to support the locals so it was a pleasure being able to drop one of the latest releases on Bobbin Head, run by Sydney’s Husky.
The show was recorded live on Pressure on 7th July in front of a rowdy crowd in the chatroom lots of good fun though.
For anyone in Sydney on the 23rd July come down and hear me play at Underground Jack in the Viper Room of the Burdiken. I’ll be warming up for Husky from Random Soul alongside DJ Nycks and Mark Simonds. It’s a vinyl only affair and I can’t wait to get crate diggin’ that those 90’s classics.Tracklisting:
1: Fallout – The Morning After (Purple Disco Machine Re-Work)
2: Danvers – Terrell
3: Black Loops – Cassette2 (COEO Remix)
4: DJ Le Roi – Keep On
5: Miguel Graca – Chuncky Sauce
6: Low Steppa – My Black T Shirt
7: POPOF, Arno Joey – Lidl Girl (Kerri Chandler Remix)
8: Rhemi, Lifford, Hanlei – Mask Off (Instrumental)
9: Thomas Blondet, Eric Kupper, Arnold Jarvis – How Lucky (Instrumental)
10: Veev – Seconds
11: Lunare Project, Eric Kupper – Yes You Do
12: The Checkup, John James – I’ll Be Here
13: Mikael Delate, Paul Randolph – This Is The Place (Phaze Dee Remix)
14: Seven Grand Housing Authority – I Wanna Higher (Proper Remix)
15: Angelo Ferreri – So Hard
16: Riva Starr – Can You Feel The Sunshine
17: DJ Rooster – Scats (Rooster’s Old Skool Dopeness Mix)
18: Soledrifter – My Body Needs It (The Checkup Remix)
19: Soledrifter – Take Me Back
20: Harry Romero, Jessica Eva, RT – Rude (Extended Mix)
21: Flavia Lazzarini – Beijing (Alfred Azzetto Re-Work)
22: Glass Slipper – Up On The Floor (Hermano Espinosa Remix)
23: Mark De Clive-Lowe, Lay-Far – Jump Higher
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New mixes have been very slow this year. Most recently I’ve been off air for over five weeks which hasn’t helped however this is now the first release of new music this year.
It’s a live recording from last week’s show on Pressure Radio and features brand new material right the way through.
Only purchased a couple of hours before the show it was great to hear the tracks for the first time during the show.
Highlights for me both from NY – DJ Romain and Lenny Fontana showing they are still bringing the heat.
Also in fine form is Kai Alce who top and tails the mix with some very lush vybes.
Finally for those of you in Sydney on May 7th, join me live at Oxford Hotel for Underground Jack. I’ll be joined by DJ Nycks and Mark Simonds.
1: Munk – Hot Medusa (Kai Alce Remix)
2: Sebastian Grand – Holdin’ On
3: Ponty Mython – I Wish
4: Groove Riddim – Give It Up
5: Dub Striker – Falling Leaves (Murvin Sound Remix)
6: Moero Espinosa, Mr V – Set Me Free (Dub)
7: Sebastian Davidson (First House (Roland Nights Remix)
8: Groove Riddim – Mind Is Free
9: Detroit Swindle – Howsmusic
10: Louie Vega, Cassio Ware – Just The Way I Like It (Louis Vega Jersey Mix)
11: Blind Colours, Melonie Daniels Walker – Found Love (David Morales Classic Mix)
12: JC Unique, Sheree Hicks – You Give Me Fever
13: Moma Lazette – Pressure Pressure (Art Of Tones Mix)
14: Bonetti – Lose My Mind (Angelo Draetta Remix)
15: Cotterell – The Grind
16: DJ Romain, Miss Patty – I Got You (Vocal Mix)
17: Alex Agore – He Brought Me (Groove Assassin Slam Dub)
18: Jasper St Co – A Feelin’ (Heller & Farley Project Remix)
19: Jay Vegas – The One
20: Lenny Fontana – Pay The Price
21: Mike Newman – Don’t Stop The Rhythm
22: Ivo Kolev – Don’t Look Back
23: Emdee Brown – Again (Kai Alce Remix Instrumental)
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We had a Sound Of London mix a couple of year back which captured the bumpy sound of the UK Garage beats from the 90’s
This time we turn our attention to NYC. Mainly because there is so much to choose from.
The mix features classics from some of the biggest names on the scene.
1: Mondo Grosso – Souffles H (King St Club Mix)
2: Todd Terry – Samba
3: Jolene – The DJ (Alix Alvarez SOLE Channel Mix)
4: Ralph Session & E-Man – Release The Demons (Mr V Main Mix)
5: Quentin Harris ft Monique Bingham – Poor People (Full Vocal)
6: Kem – Without You (Scott Wozniak Shelter Vocal)
7: Mood II Swing – Closer (King St Moody Club)
8: KOT – Young Hearts (Red Square Promo)
9: Todd Terry – The Unreleased Project Pt 4 (Jumpin&rsquo
10: Kenlou 3 – What A Sensation (Sensational Mix)
11: Chaka Khan ft Mary J Blige – Disrespectful (Quentin Harris Mix)
12: The Realm ft Tony Momrelle – Time (Frankie Feliciano Classic Vocal Mix)
13: Dennis Ferrer – Church Lady
14: Trina Broussard – Joy (Quentin Harris Mix)
15: Peven Everett – Inspiration (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Mix)
16: Todd Terry – Kashmir (T.N.T. Mix)
17: Lil’Louis – Fable (Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix)
18: Mariah Carey – Dreamlover (Def Club Mix)
19: Sound Of One – I Know A Place (Unreleased 124 Mix)
20: Barbara Tucker – Beautiful People (C.J.s Dub)
21: Quentin Harris – Let’s Be Young
This is the first in a series of releases from past Pressure Radio shows which for one reason or another didn't make the grade for an official c2eMusic podcast release.
This session paid homage to an all time favourite label from London - 'Swing City' established by the legend that is Grant Nelson.
It was recorded back on Nov 6th 2014. The first half is vinyl, with the later being digitally dominated. Few phat finger moments and me on the mic are what held this mix back.
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1: Grant Nelson - Rhode House
2: The Soul City Experience - Let's Do It
3: Grant Nelson - Celebrate Love
4: Ground 96 - Groove Intervention
5: Ground 96 - Throw Ya Hands Up
6: Mousse T - Everybody
7: Ground 96 - Hard But Sexy
8: Curtis & Moore - Never Stop (Club Mix)
9: Ce Ce Rogers - Come On & Dance (Grant Nelson Mix)
10: Grant Nelson - The Sound
11: Negrocan - Cada Vez
12: Negrocan - Aquela Esquina (Grant Nelson Club Mix)
13: Grant Nelson - Life (Discovery Mix)
14: Grant Nelson - So Special (Club Mix)
15: 3 Spirits - Chapter 1 (Disco Gold)
16: Bump & Flex - Long Time Coming
17: Kinky Movement & Adaja Black - Loco Love (Animist Vocal Mix)
18: Grant Nelson - Switch
19: Grant Nelson - Spellbound
20: Nu Rhythmix - Origins
21: Noir vs Nu Rhythmix - All About Babylon (GN Edit)
22: Negrocan - Aquela Esquina (Grant Nelson Dub)
23: Physics - Viva L'Amour (Grant Nelson Remix)
24: Grant Nelson - Ethnicity (Part One)
Just in time for Xmas - the last mix of 2015. This has been the quietest year for podcasts since I started the whole thing waaaaaay back. Some months I've just been too busy, but some months I've struggled to find enough good stuff.
No one sound is killing it at the moment for me, so the mixes are a real blend of different styles, with the best of each being blended together to progressively take us on a genuine journey.
Top picks for me this month - "Keep Dancin", "Don't You Feel" and "Over Here".
Have a great Xmas and New Year what ever you get up to. Thanks for all of your support in 2015.
See you next year!
1: Harvey Sutherland - Bamboo
2: DJ E-Clyps, Anya A - Masterpiece (Instrumental Dub Mix)
3: Soul Minority - Further (Deep Montage L2M Remix)
4: Kiko Navarro - Camon Yo! (Goshawk 5am Dub)
5: Easy To Remember - Jazz Cowboys (Giulio Etiope Remix)
6: Kiko Navarro - Bates Dance (Cotterell's Moody Mix)
7: Re-Tide -Take Me Back To The Underground (Part Two)
8: Kraak & Smaak - Shiiiit!
9: Phonk D - Keep Dancin
10: Soledrifter - Thru Another Day
11: Adesse Versions - Thank U
12: Prunk - Sunday
13: Richard Earnshaw, Angie Brown - Feel 4 U (Dub)
14: Adam Rios, Stephanie Cooke - Mighty Skies (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Koffee Mix)
15: Majestika - Mind Magic Dub Mix
16: JFunc - In The Pocket
17: Kiko Navarro - Camon Yo! (Original)
18: Moullinex - Don't You Feel (Crakazaat Remix)
19: Jazzman Wax, Iban Montoro - Message
20: Easy To Remember - Royal Rumble (Minimono Remix)
21: Eric Kupper, Kenny Summit, Proper - Over Here (Deeper Mix)
22: Passion Dance Orchestra - Worlds (Theme)
23: Jiva - I've Realized (Joey Negro Remix)
24: Diplomats Of Soul, Incognito, Vanessa Haynes - Sweet Power Your Embrace (Atjazz Love Soul Remix)
Incredible cover photo by Simon Beck - Snow Artist.
This mix is a great advert for the diverse sound that house music has mutated into over the last 25+ years. That's helped with more than a few remixes, samples and originals from across the years.
We start off as always with a deeper sounds, although this time there's a heavy jazz flavour.
The sound pivots with an insane remix from Pezzner of "Candy Coated Perfection".
There is then a cluster of nods to the old days. I won't spoil it, you have to listen.
Producer of the month for me is Gilbert La Funk. Both tracks are magic, "New Dawn" just pipping.
The mix ends with the most chilled track I've probably ever played. It's short and sweet and very very deeeeep,
"Croydon Depot" is a great way to come down.
Download the mix at www.c2emusic.com
1- Tim Deluxe - Trying' Find A Way
2- Joss Moog - Subtube
3- Homework - Pleister
4- Jazzman, Iban Montoro - Next To You
5- Hamza - Acid Jazz
6- Candy Coated Perfection ft Sacha - Candy Coated Perfection (Pezzner Dub)
7- Debonair - Real Talk
8- Deezbootz - Catch The Train
9- Djordje - Happiness
10- NY's Finest, City Soul Project - Do You Feel Me (City Soul Project Mix)
11- Jay Vegas - Body & Soul
12- Demarkus Lewis - Got Me Runnin
13- Gilbert La Funk - Kaleidoscope
14- Steve Mill - Times Are Ruough
15- The Fog - Been A Long Time
16- Teddy Douglas - Check It Out
17- The Djoon Experience, Kenny Bobien- Baptize Me (Terrence Parker Gospel Stomp Mix)
18- Timmy Vegas - Timmy's Choir (2nd Coming Dub)
19- Demarkus Lewis - Inside Urself
20- Drop Out Orchestra ft Yvette - I Got It (H.I.M.W.O.L. Remix)
21- Gilbert La Funk - New Dawn
22- The Checkup - I Found House
23- Anthony Beckford - Funky Lowdown (Monodeluxe Dub Mix)
24- Henry Wu - Croydon Depot
This months mix has been kinda ready for most of July. The bare bones were first played in early July and I spent most of the month listening to it on the way to and from work. It was finally recorded during the last show of the month, and if you live in California or Hawaii it was released in July
There are quite a few vocal tracks this month, in fact for the first time in a long time I bought more soulful house than deep house. It's a big mix with artists like Louie Vega, Spen, Joey Negro, Detroit Swindle, Glen Underground, Opolopo and Soledrifter.
We get a couple of very different sounding tracks in the middle. "Summer Vacation"by Lay-Far sounds pretty sparse, but has big punchy beats and crackin' synths. Meanwhile the track that follows is much more obscure. It sounds like something you could imagine being played at a traditional Mediterranean wedding with everyone up in a circle.
The latter part of the mix stays pretty civilised too. Still plenty to work a sweat up with, but no big beasties.
As the mix comes to a close we get a blast from the past, but with a twist. Hardrive "Deep Inside"is one of my favourites, but this is the lesser known release from 95 which opened the excellent MAW MOS Sessions album.
1: Dan Shake, Medlar - Walk
2: DJ E-Clyps - Red Velvet
3: Eli Escobar - Seein You
4: Lilac Jeans, Sean McCabe - Grandfather's Blessings
5: Bodhi - Haute
6: Sebb Junior - Wrong Turn
7: Rhemi, Hanlei - Diamond (Original Mix)
8: Ferry Ultra - Let Me Do My Thang (Opolopo Remix)
9: Joey Negro - I Can Feel Your Body Rock (JN Pianohead Dub)
10: Aspire Sound - I'll Be Out Sax-Strumental (7:26)
11: Tony Vee - Hot, Hot, Hot
12: Sheila Ford, DJ Spen, Louie Vega - Why Can't You See (Louie Vega & DJ Spen Dub Mix)
13: Groove Cocktail, Kasia Malenda - Fason (Deeplomatik mix)
14: Lay-Far, Yannah Valdevit - Summer Vacation (Jonny Miller Remix)
15: MF Hercules - Raindance
16: Groove Assassin - Search For The Truth
17: Purple Disco Machine - Magic
18: Nosak, Danielle Freeman - Everything (Soledrifter Remix)
19: Ross Couch - All I Want
20: Soledrifter - Awesome Luv
21: Dirtytwo - The Music
22: Oliver Dollar, Chuck Daniels - Shout Away (Dub Mix)
23: Diephuis, Kings Of House - Crossing Borders (Kings Of House NYC Mix)
24: Four Walls - You Know Me (Glenn Underground's SJU Summer Ends Mix
25: Hardrive - Deep Inside (Deep inside Remix)
26: Detroit Swindle - Victoria's Secret
This is the recording from the Pressure Radio show on 18th June and to be honest it was only meant to test out the tracks for the first time, having purchased them a couple of hours prior. The flow needs re-arranging with a coupe of beefies appearing too soon.
That said I have listened to it a few times over the last few weeks and I still like it, so I thought I'd share it with you all. It ain't perfect and I am a perfectionist - hence the reason it's taken this long to decide to release.
Big contributors in this mix are The Checkup - my tip for the year proving to be correct - these guys get better with every release.
Let me know what you think - the more feedback I get the better the mixes will be. Which style do you prefer in the mix? Early deep? Mid smooth? Chunky Monkey? Chilled Come Down?
1: Atjazz - Fox Tooth (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Dub)
2: Erik Ellman - Brown Acid
3: David & Hjalti - Freebase
4: Erik Ellman - Buck Up
5: Chris Stussy - One Thing I Can Take
6: Playin 4 The City - Minor Track
7: 4004 - Round Streets
8: Art Of Tones - The Rainbow Road
9: Sean McCabe, Hannah, Khemo - Reach Out ft Hannah Khemoh (Sean's Paradise Edit)
10: John Kimble - NY House
11: 4004 - Real All Night
12: The SynthTigers - Princess
13: Micky More - Downtown L.A.
14: Groove Assassin - Forever
15: John Kimble - Mo On The Keys
16: Studioheist - New Flavour
17: Renato Ratier - Soul Machine
18: The Checkup - Set My Soul Free
19: Vanilla Ace. Rafael Cerato, The Checkup - Better Way (Checkup Mix)
20: Pete Dafeet - Wife
21: The Checkup - Together
22: Demarkus Lewis, Lacey - Had U First (Roland Nights Remix)
23: Joey Negro - Do What You Feel (JN Revival Mix)
24: Mateo & Matos - Rainbow 95