First up - wishing you all a happy new year.
Nice to be able to release something on the first day of a new year. This is a recording of a live set I did back in November for a local classics night here in Sydney called Re-Loaded 90's Classics.
Being the 90's everything was on vinyl. I did the first two and a half hours, followed by a back to back session to finish off. Most DJs aspire to getting the main slot at a gig, but I prefer to play earlier and control the transitions and intensity build up of the night. Changing the feel of the room, the mood of the crowd. Getting people up and moving for the first time. Setting the expectation for the rest of the night.
You can hear that very clearly in this set. The first 45 mins is pretty chilled. The kind of stuff we used to hear in bars, or maybe the more soulful nights. The first few tracks are actually dominated by the Hamburg DJs Mousse T and Boris Dlugosh.
If you listen to just the first and last 30 minutes you would swear they are from different nights, but as the mix progresses it just keeps building and it all makes sense.
There are one or two fat finger moments, but it isn't often I play vinyl anymore. Hopefully it doesn't spoil your enjoyment as you take a trip back down memory lane to when house tracks really stood out.
Thanks to everyone that came on the night - I got a lot of energy from your reaction to the tunes. it was definitely a joint effort
Huge thanks to Marcus Stubbs for giving me the opportunity to play.
1: Lovebeads - This Is The Only Way (Mousse T's Raw Mix)
2: Mousse T - Bad Boy
3: Boris D'Lugosh - Booom Keep Pushin (Path Of Club)
4: Wildchild - Can I Get A Ho
5: Hardrive - Deep Inside
6: Gusto - Disco's Revenge
7: Bucketheads - The Bomb
8: Jovanotti - L'Ombelico Del Mondo (Club Path Mix)
9: Blackout Allstars - I Like It Like That
10: Dave Angel - Funk Music
11: Le Knight Club - Santa Claus
12: Johnny Vicious vs M.F.S.B. - T.S.O.P. - (Theme From Soul Train '94)
13: Todd Terry - Jumin'
14: Funky Green Dogs From Outer Space - Reach For Me
15: D-Mob - One Day (Erick "More" "Real2" Dub)
16: Mr Roy - Something About U
17: Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin Mix)
18: George Morel - Let's Grooves
19: Sandy B - Make The World Go Round
20: Daft Punk - Burnin'
21: Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness
22: The Funk Junkeez - Got Funk
23: H20 - Higher
24: Lovebeads - This Is The Only Way (Mount Rushmore Superfly Mix)
25: Basement Jaxx - Fly Life
26: Mory kante - Yeke Yeke
27: Alcatraz - Give Me Luv
28: Klubbheads - Klubbhopping
29: Kadoc - Night Train
30: Farley& Heller - Ultraflava
31: Size 9 - I'm Ready
It's been a while since the last release, but I have moved house and it's taken a while to get the music room up and running again. I don't want to go too far between releases so I am going to release a mix from last year recorded on Pressure Radio. It was a celebration of the month of December and featured music I acquired during a December - any year. I think we go back to 2006, so over 11 year span.
This mix is the very definition of transition and flow. You will clearly hear a smooth flow through several sub genres, each building on the other until the eventual come down. This mix was done on the fly and has been sat in my Munted collection all year, but the more I listen to it the more I realise how much it needs to be shared so you can all enjoy as I do.
As the year draws to a close I'd like to thank everyone who continues to support by listening and downloading and especially to those that share and introduce others to the c2eMusic family and sound.
Whatever you get up to have a great Christmas and New Year and expect to see a lot more of me in 2019.
Peace & Love to you all
1: Demarkus Lewis - Time To Go (Deez Exit Plan Mix)
2: Reel People, Dyanna Fearon - Butterflies (The Layabouts Vocal Mix)
3: Hosanna Littlebird - Times Of Change (Temple Movement Club Mix)
4: DJ Dealer ft Lisa Millett - Cool Lovin (Ralf Gum Classic Vocal)
5: DJ Circle - Groovin' Through Munich)
6: Matthew Bandy - Somewhere Between Here And There
7: Marlow ft Comixxx & Knixx - Put Off
8: Lovebirds - The Sound
9: Rondenion - Precious Time
10: Knee Deep - All Nite
11: Concept e25 - Deep Orange (Montel Remix)
12: David Harness & Chris Lum - Soul Bump
13: Cavier ft Ronnie Cananda - Never Stop Lovin' You (Booker T's Philly Disco Bounce)
14: Groove Assassin - We Shall Overcome
15: Kenny Dope, DJ Gomi, Antonio Hart - Piano Groove Dub
16: Timmy Regisford ft Lynn Lockamy - At The Club (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Remix)
17: Marlon D pres Ultra Nate - God's Message (Marlon D's Original Instrumental)
18: DJ Pierre a.k.a The Don - The Horn Song (Cajmere Re-work)
19: Dennis Ferrer - Hey Hey (DF's Attention Vocal)
20: Kerri Chandler - Trionishpere (What Is 6:23)
21: Jordan Trove - Beautiful World (JT's Reverse Dub)
22: Danny J Lewis - Monument 2 The Underground
23: Lovebirds - The Rat
24: Spiritchaser - Paradise Row (Horizon Dub)
25: Knee Deep - Sweet Love
26: King Club - You Were Singing (Ralf Gum & Christian P Far Out Dub)
27: Shaun Escoferry - Days Like This (Spinna & Ticklah Club Mix Edit)
Enjoy, Merry Christmas & a happy and propserous New Year.
Another rare occasion when the new podcast comes out at the start of the month. I have always tried to ensure every track on every podcast is unique, only played once. I used to obsess about that, but these days I'm chillin' a little and accepting that it's OK for tunes to appear a couples of times in succession. For that reason last week's Pressure show has become the November Podcast. Half the tracks are brand new -purchased just minutes before the show. The rest is a fusion of the previous podcast with just one exception right at the end. Where last months podcast had a chunkier feel, this one is a couple of clicks down from that. A more rounded soulful, deep sound. Podomatic just reached out with a discount for plans, which makes the Broadcaster Pro doable. So I will upgrade to the top plan and then make every mix downloadable. Over 220 of them!! You may need to go and buy a new drive to store them on! I'll release them in batches so no one is overwhelmed. Back in the real world for those of you in Sydney I'll be playing vinyl classics next Saturday (10th Nov) at the Burdiken for RE_LOADED1990's - HOUSE & CLUB CLASSICS VOL 6. Then we are back for another Underground Jack at Goodbar on November 30th. Look out for more details on that one.Tracklisting: 1: Wayne Williams - No Mountain (Main with Intro) 2: Rogiers - Heart's A Mess (Opolopo Remix) 3: AMFlow, Koffee - Raw Uncut (Louie Vega Remix Instrumental) 4: Giovanni Damico - Even The Stones 5: Norty Cotto, Michelle Rivera - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (Norty Cotto O C D Club Mix) 6: Sven Kerkhoff - Seduction (Joey Chicago's Bitched Remix) 7: Alex Agore - Breakpoint 8: Angelo Ferreri, Moon Rocket - Inner City Blues 9: Re-Tide - Dirty Love 10: Jasper Street Co. - My Soul Is A Witness (Teddy Douglas & DJ Spen Vocal Mix) 11: Roog, Dennis Quin, Berget Lewis - Igohart (VIP Mix) 12: Low Steppa, Dennis Quin - Afters Groove 13: Random Soul - Together (Orig Instrumental) 14: Cpen, Bluey Robinson - I'm Searching (Club Mix) 15: Mad Funk - J B 16: Re-Tide, Keyo - The Revolution Will Be Live (Mattei & Omich Club Mix) 17: Roog - Survival 2K18 18: Stefano Ranieri, Scorzayzee - Old School 19: Jovonn - Pianos Of Gold (Ian Pooley Mix) 20: Lone - Crush Mood 21: TR-MEET - Dancefloor 22: Diepuis, Saxy Mr S - For Ur Dub 23: Marc - Coltrane (Atjazz Mix) 24: Aroop Roy - Talkin' About (Brisa Remix) Enjoy!
I'm really feeling this months mix. As per usual tracks were found and purchased same day as the show. Downloaded 15 minutes before the show, and heard through for the first time during the show. That can always go two ways, but I'm glad to say this one couldn't have gone any better.
The opening track is probably my favourite. It's been a while since I bought any Atjazz having supported heavily over the years. It was impossible to resist his mix of "Coltrane" though and it's one of those where the more you hear it the more you feel it.
There are 18 new tracks and I went through them like sand through your fingers. All gone in just 85 minutes!! The mix has a grown up deep flow to it with some nice transitions along the way. The last 35 minutes required some on the fly digital crate digging trying not to change the flow too much.
In other news I'm really proud to announce that I am one of D3EP Radio's newest DJs. Looking to play on Thursday's monthly from 11am-1pm UK time. Keep your eyes peeled for the launch date. I will be using it as a chance to go deeper and chunkier than my typical Pressure set, allowing me to play the more soulful stuff on Pressure Radio as I feel I've slipped to the deep end of the Pressure spectrum. So proud to get to play on the station of someone I've supported and been a HUGE fan of since 93!! Thanks Grant for giving me the opportunity.
I made my first Traxsource chart yesterday too. It's a top 10 and they all feature in this mix (you lucky sausages).
This is an easy way for you to support the artists and buy their work.
Shouts going out to all those in Amsterdam for ADE. Have a boogie for the rest of us
1: Marc - Coltrane (Atjazz Mix)
2: Coeo - Native Riddim
3: Lone - Chroma
4: 17 Branches - Feels So Good
5: Lone - Crush Mood
6: WillowMan - Just Around
7: Angelo Ferreri, Moon Rocket - Inner City Blues
8: David Harness, Capital A - Bass (Applejac's Unhooked Generation Vocal)
9: Giovanni Damico - Even The Stones
10: Maxdal - Vintage Machine (Club Mix)
11: Cpen, Bluey Robinson - I'm Searching (Club Mix)
12: Low Steppa, Dennis Quin - Afters Groove
13: Yogi, Mo'funk - Magic (Yo-Mo House Mix)
14: Homero Espinosa, Kevin Kind - Living It Up At Last
15: Roog, Dennis Quin, Berget Lewis - Igohart (VIP Mix)
16: Jovonn - Pianos Of Gold (Ian Pooley Mix)
17: Sven Kerkhoff - Seduction (Joey Chicago's Bitched Remix)
18: Intr0beatz - I Want You Now
19: Joey Negro - Latican Boogie (Crackazat Remix)
20: Mike Dunn, The MD-Xpress - Git Cho House On (Children) (MD Blackball Main Mix)
21: Capital T ft Taymah - Perfect Love (Groove Assassin Masterclass Mix)
22: Danny J Lewis - 90's Dub One
23: DJ Spen pres Dana Weaver - Heavenly (N'Dinga Gaba & Jon Vance Pitch Pump Remix)
24: Indigo - Save Your Life (Grant Nelson Remix)
This September mix is from the last Pressure Radio show before I headed over to Spain to join the Pressure and Vocal Booth family in the sun.
It's one of the deepest mixes I've done in a while, really not a lot of soulful or vocal tracks in here. It does flow well, but doesn't have as broad a sound as usual. The latter half features some of the tracks I'll be selecting from for my set in the Pressure Cooker on the Saturday. Big thank you to those of you at VBW that came
along for a boogie to what was a very rare appearance behind the decks over in Europe.
The set was broadcast live from the Pressure Cooker via Pressure Radio. All off the Pressure Cooker sets were streamed live and will soon be available as podcasts on the VBW website and app.
It was an incredible week at VBW. Andy Ward and the team do an amazing job to create a very unique week long party. If you ever get the chance I thoroughly recommend. Met so many cool people that will be friends for a long time.
Also had the re-launch night for Underground Jack at Goodbar in Sydney on the day I got back from Spain. All DJs were on point (even me and it was great to see that we didn't know any of the crowd for the last hour. All a younger crowd, that really got into it. There's hope yet!
Before anyone writes in - I know the accapella drop on the last track is a dogs breakfast. I had planned to fix up and will do at some point, but for now you can enjoy the other 1hr 55mins of music.
1: ARLE, L-Tric - Feel It (Art Of Tones Modern Disco Mix)
2: Ed-Nine, KE - How It's Done
3: Detroit Rising - Little Bit (Sean McCabe Remix)
4: Fouk - Down Below
5: Alva - The Wall
6: Diephus, Saxy Mr S - For Ur Dub
7: DJ MoReese - Pulsar
8: Zetbee - Deep In My Soul
9: Intr0beatz - I Want You Now
10: Mattei, Omich, Ella - Hold Me Feat- Ella
11: The Journey Men - Baby Love
12: Iban Montoro, Jazzman Wax - Paradise
13: Jovonn - Vital Sound (Jovonn Next Moov Club Mix)
14: Soul Central - Song For Sharma (Soul Renegade Remix)
15: Chujo - It-s Your Time (A - Side)
16: Grant Nelson - Move Close (Brixton Rub)
17: ATFC, David Penn - Hipcats (Extended Mix)
18: Qubiko - OtherSide (Original Mix)
19: Disko Headz - Starz
20: Joeski - Eman - I Remember House Feat EMan (Tribute Mix)
21: TR-MEET - Dancefloor
22: Re-Tide - The Power
23: Joey Negro, Akabu, Conan Liquid - Another World (Conan Liquid Mix)
It's been a long time since we had a two volume release for a monthly podcast however here we are. This one was recorded on Pressure Radio on 16th August.
There are a good number of tracks from the Sunce Sessions mix, however the first part contains a load of quality new stuff which gives the mix a very different feel at the start.
Kudos again to Conrad Bool who gave me heads up on a couple of little beauties - 'Alva - The Wall' and 'Black Loops - French Affair' and the amazing 'Orange Tree Edits'. Unfortunately there was a blip in the recording which has cut a small chunk of Orange Tree Edits out . We'll get em next time!
Would be interested to know which of the two August mixes you prefer the most - please leave a comment to let me know.
I'm off to Vocal Booth Weekender in September this year, it will be my first time and I'm so excited to get to meet the other Pressure Radio DJs. Big thanks to Andy Ward for allowing me to play at such short notice. Fo those of you going I'll be playing in the Pressure Cooker on Saturday afternoon. If you've been listening to c2eMusic over the years and you're at VBW please come say hi, I'd love to finally meet you guys after all this time.
Finally it gives me great pleasure to announce that Underground Jack is back. Following a year off trying to secure the right venue we've come up trumps with Goodbar on Oxford St - it's even outside the lockout zone! First night is September 21st, the day I get back from VBW. I'll be joined by founder DJ Nycks and my HouseNation.live partner in crime Sydney's very own Karl Prinzen. We are going to put the Void 1 sound system to good use to bring you a sound unlike anything else you'll hear in Sydney. Looking to make this a bi-monthly event, as we aren't getting any younger. Hope you can come down to support the opening night.
1: Kaffe Creme - I -3 U
2: Black Loops - French Affair
3: Ed Nine, KE - How It's Done
4: Alva - The Wall
5: DJ Koze - Pick Up
6: Detroit Rising - Little Bit (Sean McCabe Remix)
7: Joyfull Family - All About The Jazz
8: Rocco - Someday (Brian Tappert Rework)
9: Detroit Swindle - High Life ft Lorenz Rhode
10: Daniel Leason - Drums
11: Orange Tree Edits - Pembe (Jimmy Rouge Edit)
12: The Journeymen - Baby Love
13: DJ MoReese - Pulsar
14: Gypsymen - Babarabatiri (David Penn Remix)
15: Harry Romero - Revolution (Deep In Jersey Extended Mix)
16: Deetron - Photon
17: Johan S - Watcha Do (Will Come Back 2 U)
18: Disko Headz - Starz
19: Vincent Caira - Movin'On
20: Vince Watson - Another Rendevous
August podcasts are extra special these days as they follow on from a July that sees me and thousands of others soaking up the magic that is Suncebeat in beautiful Croatia. I always come back buzzing with tunes I have to find, and so they invariably end up in the August podcast. It's like a little time capsule that invokes special memories every time you listen.
Always great catching up with people from all over the world both old and new. This year I met so many cool people from all over - Darren from Adelaide, Courtney from Atlanta, Francesca from DC, The Durham massive , Terri, Liyana and Triphina from London, Paulette from Nottingham, Pal Sorli from Norway and my Bajan brother from another Wayne and his partner Martine. This mix is for you guys and the good times had on the boat parties.
Musically the mix starts off on a warm deep tip with a couple of soulful drops along with the odd classic. Things toughen up with a mix of tunes that resonated with me at Suncebeat. The incredible 'Starz' dropped by Neil Pierce, 'Photon' played by Grant Nelson on the picnic boat, 'Pick Up' dropped by Karizma at Barbarellas and 'Revolution' and 'Someday' played by just about everyone!
As homage to those that couldn't make it this year we have 'Blues For You' for DC Wood from DC. Look forward to catching up next year instead.
I danced soooo much at Sunce this year and hopefully you will too listening to this mix.
A big shout goes to Caz B who reached out just after getting back from Sunce. it's so cool to meet people who feel the music as much as I do, such a shame we didn't meet at Sunce.
Lastly I have to thank Conrad Bool, he put me on to a few of the tracks in this mix. His musical knowledge is stuff of legend and he's a top bloke to boot. Snores like a Yeti but we won't hold that against him.
Credit for the cover goes to Foto Genix. The man with the cam.
1: Byron The Aquarian, Cropper - Song For A Friend
2: Chevals - See You When I Gift My Broken Heart
3: Bruce D'Angelo - Can I Get A Witness
4: Introbeatz, Layfar - On Something
5: Low Steppa - The System (Extended Mix)
6: Joyfull Family - All About The Jazz
7: Christian B, Lavvy Levan - Mystery (Rapson Twice the Mystery remix)
8: DJ Steaw - Everydayz
9: DJ MoReese - Pulsar
10: Solution - Feels So Right (Original Victor Simonelli Mix)
11: Detroit Swindle, Lorenze Rhode - High Life
12: Daniel Leason - Drums
13: Kyle Kim, Sheree Hicks - Never Alone (Kenny Carpenter Redemption TV Mix)
14: Kelvin Sylvester ft Dee Lavender - Daylight (Revival Mix)
15: Rocco -Someday (Brian Tappert Rework)
16: DJ Koze -Pick Up
17: Todd Terry - Babarabatiri (David Penn Remix)
18: Dennis Quin, Shermanology - Move Out Of My Way
19: Disko Headz - Starz
20: Deetron - Photon
21: Johan S - Watcha Do (Will Come Back 2 U)
22: Harry Romero - Revolution (Deep In Jersey Extended Mix)
23: Logic - Blues For Yo (Hard Dub)
24: Lorenze Rhode - On Top
This mix was recorded on my eldest son Bailey's birthday live on Pressure Radio. There was no real intention for it be become a podcast. However I've been listening to it ever since, and I like it. The flow isn't right as I'd only got hold of half the tracks an hour earlier. That doesn't stop this being a nice mix to get into though as the tracks themselves are great little movers.
Also since it's been a while since the last official podcast and with me now doing fortnightly radio shows it's best to get something out or you'll all think I've been kidnapped by aliens, or worse - EDM clubbers.
This mix has some serious teeth towards the end courtesy of some excellent work from Adesse Versions and Nachtbraker - wallop!
Off to Suncebeat next month in Croatia. Went last year and had a great time. Hopefully see some of you there.
If you do see me please come over and say hi. Would love to meet you guys.
Hopefully I get to hear some quality new stuff that I can bring back for another Sunce special mix.
1: Harry Wolfman - Stromboli
2: Eli Escobar - City Song (COEO Remix)
3: Rocco - Someday (Brian Tappert TRework)
4: Detroit Swindle, Seven Davies Jr - Flavourism
5: Massiande - Yesterday, Today, Forever
6: DÁrabia - Key Lime (COEO Remix)
7: James Teej - Hypochondriac
8: Black Widow - House Is (Mike Dunn BlackBall Vokal MixX)
9: Daniel Leseman - Drums
10: Soledrifter - I Can Heal
11: Low Steppa, Mr V - My House (Joeski Raw Mix)
12: Kraak & Smaak - Real Pain (K&S Remix)
13: Mattei & Omich, Ella - God Made Me Phunky (Cleptomaniacs Remix)
14: Vincent Caira - Movin'On
15: Todd Terry, Martha Wash, Jocelyn Brown - Keep On Jumping (Re-Tide's Disco Mix)
16: ATFC, David Penn - Hipcats (Extended Mix)
17: Adesse Versions - Kameleon
18: Sanjose - Flowing
19: Adesse Versions - Pulp Fusion
20: Nachtbraker - Small Towel People
21: Adesse Versions - Raw (Live Edit)
22: Damien Lazarus, The Ancient Moons, Afronaut Zu - Fly Away (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
23: Vince Watson - Another Rendevous
24: S3A - Something More
This is the audio recording of the live Facebook stream from HouseNation.Live on 4th June. It was an impromptu Subliminal Records set. We both decided to play three tracks each back to back.
We played across three of the Subliminal sub labels - including Bambossa and Sondos. We ha d agreat laugh as it's rare to get to play vinyl these days and so it was a real trip down memory lane in more ways than one.
Catch the show live on HouseNation.Live page on facebook every other Monday (4th June, 18th June....)
Watch this space.... I just want to get it released for now!
This was the first and as it turned out only mix done in March. It happened right at the start of the month and was going to be a promo for a later March podcast. However several things happened during March that scuppered any best laid plans. Firstly we sold our house so everything was boxed up for the removalists. Once in the new house our ISP took four weeks to get us up and running. In the middle of all that we went to Thailand for a holiday for two weeks.
I've been listening to this mix ever since and whilst not perfect it has some great tunes and so is worthy of a share with you guys.
Mix opens with a track I heard on the recent Louie Vega session on Giles Petersons Worldwide FM. It doesn't really fit with the mix, but I don't care as I love it.
The rest of the mix is a combination of new tunes in March and leftovers from October last year. As a result both Crackazat and Adesse Versions dominate, but since they are both in such a rich vein of form that's a great thing.
Despite starting nice and chilled don't be fooled into a false sense of security - this mix buries it's foot to the floor midway through and doesn't let up.
I'm back on Pressure Radio every other Thursday (19th April onwards) and HouseNation.Live streaming on FB every other Monday starting 23rd April. Both start at 9pm Sydney time - 12pm UK. Hope you can catch me live on one of those and say hi, it's always appreciated.
Finally a big shout out to everyone listening in South Africa, I don't give you guys enough shouts so I apologise. I do appreciate when you reach out with stories of your friends all listening and looking forward to mixes.
1: Skye - Ain't No Need (DJ Nick The Record Part 1 & 2 Re-United Re-Edit)
2: Alex Agore - Cafe Au Lait
3: Sekou Babe - Trieze Zero Zero Trois (Nachtbraker Remix)
4: Reelsoul - 2morrow
5: Sebb Junior - Got Yo Lovin' (Crackazat Remix)
6: Lombard Street - In My Soul
7: Crackazat - Called My Name
8: Watanabe - Odoru (Original Remastered)
9: Moon Rocket, Re-Tide - Unlimited Love (Club Rework)
10: Elisabeth - Grounded
11: Crackazat - Rainbow Fantasia
12: Demarkus Lewis - City In The Sun
13: Sy Sez, Static - The Wisdom
14: Adesse Versions - Kameleon
15: Soledrifter - Grudgeless
16: Adesse Versions - Pulp Fusion
17: Joey Negro - Latican Boogie (Crackazat Remix)
18: Adesse Versions - Raw (Live Edit)
19: Damien Lazarus, The Ancient Moons, Afronaut Zu - Fly Away (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
20: The Joi-Fuhl, Shezar - Don't You Worry (B's Spen & Reesoul Believe Dub)
21: John Julius Knight - Raise Your Hands
22: Kiko Navarro - Anne Graun
23: Frits Wentink - Theme 01