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
This months marks 10 years on Podomatic! Could never have imagined I'd still be doing this when I first started posting mixes all that time ago. Huge thank you to everyone that has supported me over those 10 years. I still remember being blown away when the first people out there started to get in touch to say how much they loved the mixes. I am so proud of the global family that has grown with a shared loved of this sound.
Last podcast was Nov 17 so we've missed the last two months. Couldn't find time in the run up to Xmas to get a December mix out, which is a shame as there are some amazing tracks begging to be used.
As for this month it's a case of first time lucky. Tracks we're purchased on the day, less than an hour before the show so no time for prep.
It made for an exciting show for me as you don't know how it's gonna sound at all.
Luckily for me the flow was pretty good and there is a real sense of transition too to give the mix a direction.
First few tracks are lush soulful warm bass numbers, a mix of instrumentals and vocals. Next up we get a taste of some underground garage house. The last transition is to the new energy infused deep disco sounds coming out of Europe. The likes of Re-Tide, Moon Rocket, Funkatron - the Cut Rec label.
Mix ends with a classic - inspired after listening to an incredible podcast. Over five and a half hours of Louie Vega, Giles Peterson, Mark King (Level 42), Bluey from Incognito the awesome Jocelyn Brown and future star Zara McFarlane! If you're a serious house head their stories will make the hairs on your neck stand up. A rare gathering of true legends in their own right. Check out the Worldwide FM show on here.
Back to this mix, and it's nice to be able to publish the new mix for a month at the start of the month. All you need to do now is sit back and enjoy it.
The radio show on Pressure radio is now fortnightly - commenced Feb 1st. Time remains the same. Hope you can continue to join and support me on your
1: Brame & Hamo - Clarence (Smooth Mix)
2: Atjazz - Wind & Sea (Macho Marco Remix)
3: Julian Gomes, Sio - 1000 Memories (ft Sio)
4: David Bailey, Hanlei, Ziggy Funk - Runnin'Me Wild
5: Black Loops - Higher
6: Hapkido - Origins
7: Mr Fries - Justafan
8: Studioheist, Andre Espeut - Keeps You Goin
9: Camelphat, Elderbrook - Cola (Franky Rizardo Mix)
10: Low Steppa, Under_Score - Dancing (Low's Vintage Rub)
11: JR from Dallas - Downtown City (Sebb Junior Remix)
12: Audio Bulleys The Scene (Low Steppa Remix)
13: Todd Terry, Roog - Old Skool Joint (48 Hour Mix)
14: Judy Cheeks - Respect (Jordan Trove's City Vibe)
15: Moonrocket, Re-Tide - Anytime
16: John Julius Knight - Larry's Jam (Cleptomaniacs Mix)
17: David Penn, ATFC - Down Wid Da
18: Funkatron - Second Choice
19: John Julius Knight - So Special
20: Crackazat - Sundial
21: Outbox - The Fade
22: Sante Sansone - Leave Together
23: Nu Yorican Soul - It's Alright I Fell It
This November podcast was unexpected. It's a recording of the Pressure Radio show from 9th November. I had bought a handful of new tunes that evening causing the show to start 30 minutes late, but it was worth it as it turned out.
It's a chunkier start than I expected - none of this was planned and I didn't really know what the new tracks sounded like beyond the clips you hear on Traxsource. Towards the end of the mix a few older gems are brought in to keep the intensity going.
Initially this was just another mix, but having listened to it a couple of times I think it's only fair to share with you guys, so here it is.
There may be another mix in November based on the original set of tracks I had in mind, but no promises.
Looking forward to starting a new regular event in Sydney at The Flinders with HouseNation.Live on Dec 8th - keep your eyes peeled for more details.
Remember I'm live on FB with HouseNation.Live every other Monday (20th Nov) as well as Pressure Radio every Thursday.
Who recognises this famous view? City & Location for bonus points - Letka Vidal & Brian Hood you're barred!
1: Osunlade - Cosmic Signs
2: Pablo Valentino - My Son's Smile
3: T.U.R.F. - East Side Harmony
4: Louie Vega, Viktor Duplaix - Gimme Some Love (Sean McCabe Remix with Piano)
5: Groove Assassin, Sol Brown, Selina Campbell - Fireflyin'
6: Crackazat - The Only One
7: Zepherin Saint - Betty
8: Todd Terry, Bridget Barkan, King Aswad - Brighter Days (Re-Tide & Moon Rocket Remix)
9: John Julius Knight - So Special
10: Peter Brown - Funkosphere
11: Bonetti, Urvin June, Anthony Carey - Summer Heat (Club Mix)
12: Re-Tide - Piano Lover
13: Mike Gloria - Skywalker
14: Crackazat - Proton Blue
15: Gilbert Le Funk - Kaleidoscope
16: Luca Angelli - Desire
17: Chez Damier - Can You Feel It (New York Dub)
18: Soledrifter - To You
19: Trackheadz - Our Music (Kaje Trackheadz Mix)
20: Dennis Ferrer - Sinfonia Della Notte
21: IO - Cabaret
22: Chris Minus - Do's & Don'ts
23: Mastercris, Kathy Diamond - Whistle Down The Wild (Art Of Tones Remix)
Had this mix ready for a few weeks but have been very busy so no time to publish. The mix shares a few tracks with the "Midwinter Madness" mix but contains a handful of newer tracks. Opens with a killer classic from 1992 - TC 1992 with "The Funk Is Back".
I have had to take the music room down as I'm selling the house so struggling to find time at the moment, however there are still some radio shows and FB streams going ahead.
Also looking to get involved in a new night here in Sydney to help breath some much needed life into a very stagnant city. The powers that be sure did a job this time - hopefully there are enough people out there that want to make a difference to help get it back on it's feet again.
A reminder you can catch me live every Thursday on PressureRadio - 10am to 12pm UK, 9pm to 11pm Sydney/Melbourne.
I'm streaming live at HouseNation.live on Facebook every other Monday - again 10am to 12pm UK, 9pm to 11pm Sydney. (23/Oct, 6/Nov, 20/Nov....)
1: TC 1992 - The Funk Is Back
2: Eman, DJ Fudge - Kings Of Brooklyn (Davidson Ospina Remix)
3: Sean Mccabe & Mr V - It Can Be (West mix)
4: Essence - Large
5: Dr. Shemp - Tribute To Richard Pursar
6: Francesco Sansone - Underground
7: Shino Blackk - Wat If (Shino Zoned Out Piece)
8: Rapson - Heat (Exclusive extended mix)
9: Full Intention - It's Set To Groove (Downtown Mix)
10: Bonetti, Urvin June, Anthony Carey - Summer Heat (Club Mix)
11: Grant Nelson - So Special
12: Mr. Kavalicious - Ride on Top
13: Grant Nelson - Move Closer (Brixton Rub)
14: Finest Wear - U Got To Move
15: Michel de Hey - Tracklights (Crackazat Dub)
16: Da Lukas - You Can't Stop The Groove (Original Mix)
17: Dj Romain, Emori - This Hot (DJ Spen & Sean McCabe Hotter Than July mix)
18: Joeski ft E-Man - I Remember House (Tribute Mix)
19: Marquis Hawkes - The Basement Is Burning
20: Margherita Cecchi - So Good (instrumental mix)
21: The Gene Dudley Group - Inspector Norse
22: First Choice - Smarty Pants (Stonebridge Nice Nice Club Mix)
As the title suggests this is all things '08. The mix was recorded on Pressure Radio on September 21st 2017. I did a "Best Of 2008" mix in.....2008, but that was through the ears of my mate Burnsie who was big on his Yass and Spen at the time. I had my own favourites but never got round to recording it, so here we are. The mix starts off deep and stays there for a while. Marc Evans introduces a different vibe before we switch again for some "Afro Sounds" waaaay before Afro House was a "thing". We see things out with Spen, who was as prolific back then as he is now, as are many of the artists and producers in this mix. It's a hallmark of the quality your about to hear.
Remember to join me live every other week on Mondays (9 to 11pm Sydney) on FB with HouseNation.live. Simply go to the HouseNation.live page on FB and you can see and hear the live show - yep that's right I'll be doing a live video stream from c2e towers. I am still continuing to do my weekly c2eMusic show on Pressure Radio every Thursday (9-11pm Sydney) (12pm-2pm UK during Summer, 10am-12pm Winter). Listen to the player or visit the chatroom to say hi.
1. Marc Romboy - Elif (Jimpster Remix)
2. Joeflame - Music In My Soul
3. Vlad Caia - Brickhouse
4. Milton Jackson - Ghosts In The Machine
5. Lovebirds - The Sound
6. Anthony Nicholson - Outta Control
7. Sweetreat - Dreamscape
8. Cloudsteppers - Make Me Shine (Chris Udoh's Rework)
9. Rondenion - Precious Time
10. Gel Abril - Marir
11. Mike Dunn presents The MD X-Spress - God Made Me Phunky
12. Cbass & Mikobene - Super Pussy (Milton Jackson Remix)
13. James Junior - Come Home With Me (Conan Liquid Dub Mix)
14. Marc Evans - Reach Out For Love (Muthafunkaz 12" Mix)
15. 7th Movement - Odyssey (Dub Star Discomix)
16. DJ Spen pres The Jersey Maestros ft Renee Smith - He's So Real (Muthafunkaz Tell Ya Bout Him)
17. Vega - Jo'Bergs Theme (Roots Mix)
18. Souled - Rockeez
19. Afefe Iku - Mirror Dance
20. Karizma - Twyst This
21. Eric Kupper - Stonk
22. The Absolute intro Suzanne Palmer - There Will Come A Day (Black Lozenge)
23. Tommy Largo - All Funked Up
24. Teddy Douglas ft Margret Grace - Watcha Gonna Do (Spen's Code Red Edit)
This mix makes it into the Munted series mainly because of the feedback during the show. I'd bought a dozen new tunes that day and was weaving them in. The flow worked really well and some of the tracks are class. You'll recognise some of them from the August podcast. Mix ends with another nod of appreciation for Lay-Far's excellent set on the Local Talk boat party at Suncebeat 8. Two of his last three tracks, but played in reverse order. "Inspector Norse" is just foot sliding madness - love it. You can enjoy the full set here: Looking to do a fortnightly set on Monday's 9 to 11pm Sydney time on HouseNation.Live. I'll be streaming sound and visuals via their Facebook page. Just need to run a couple more tests so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks to everyone that tunes in on a regular basis - your support is appreciated, especially those tuning in early for breakfast in the US.Tracklisting: 1: T.U.R.F. - East Side Harmony 2: Mastercris - Chains 3: Hurlee - Hot Feelings 4: Armless Kid, Queen Rose - Loubar's Stars 5: Loleatta Holloway - Can't Let You Go (Louie Vega & Josh Milan Truth Dub 1) 6: Hifi Sean, Crystal Waters - Testify (Opolopo Remix) 7: Shino Blackk - Wat If (Shino Zoned Out Piece) 8: Rhemi, Anna-Marie Johnson - Live Life Free 9: Margherita Cecchi - So Good (Instrumental Mix) 10: Bonetti, Urvin June, Anthony Carey - Summer Heat (Club Mix) 11: Mr Kavalicious - Ride On Top 12: Sean McCabe, Mr V - It Can Be (West Mix) 13: Rapson - Heat (Exclusive Extended Mix) 14: DJ Romain, Emory - This Hot (DJ Spen & Sean McCabe Hotter Than July Mix) 15: Grant Nelson - Move Close (Brixton Rub) 16: Michel De Hey - Tracklights (Crackazat Dub) 17: Marquis Hawkes - The Basement Is Burning 18: Joeski ft E-Man - I Remember House (Tribute Mix) 19: SuSu Bobien - Help Is On The Way (Spen & Thommy's Rescue Dub) 20: The Gene Dudley Group - Inspector Norse 21: Aroop Roy - Talkin' Bout Life (Brisa Remix) Enjoy!
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