July 2005

News : Manchester House vs. New House

 Wednesday, July 27th 2005, 11:41 am

I have been having a long hard think about the music that we played at the Loft on Saturday night and I wanted to talk to you guys about it. So here is the question:

Do you prefer old school “Manchester House” or would you do you like new (or recent) house music?

I’ll be honest and say “I like to play new and recent tunes” and get people excited about new music. It’s good to expose people to new music that they haven’t heard before but I am a DJ who likes to party so I also like to play songs that will make you dance. Otherwise there is no point in DJ’ing if no-one is dancing!

My idea is to have two different nights at the Loft if we can make it happen. The first night is “Magic Manchester” and we can have new music with one or two old tunes thrown in but not all night. Then the second night would be an old school night where we play old music all night. I think this is better because you then know what to expect.

So what do you think? Would you prefer it that way?
Post some comments below and tell me what you think. Or maybe I’ll put a poll up on the site and you can tell me that way instead…

News : Saturday night @ Loft Club

 Tuesday, July 26th 2005, 11:30 am

A big thank you to all of the people who turned up at the Loft Club on Saturday. We had a strange night didn’t we?

I’m really sorry about the interruption in the middle of the night when the stripper came on stage. I don’t really know what happened there but Alex was told to turn off the music and play a CD that the guy had brought. I just hope that the bride-to-be enjoyed herself as most people I spoke to didn’t enjoy it! It really is one of the maddest things that has ever happened to me while I have been DJ’ing. But still it meant I could go for a drink at the bar!

Costa has taken some great photos from the night and you can find them here:
Pictures from N8Scout.de

And also some from Markus (I think!) here:
Pictures from Sub-Culture

Anyway, a good night was had by all in the end and I hope you don’t think that I will always be DJ’ing with strippers from now on! Maybe Alex, Simone and I will strip for you next time instead… 😉

Charts : Chart: 24/07/05

 Monday, July 25th 2005, 9:12 pm
  1. One Hit Wonders – Grace Of God – Gut Records
  2. Paul Van Dyk – The Other Side (Deep Dish Mix) – Positiva
  3. Supafly vs Fishbowl – Let’s Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix) – Eye Industries
  4. Mint Royale – Singin’ In The Rain – Direction
  5. Meck – Thunder In My Heart (Miami Calling Mix) – White
  6. DJ Peter Presta – You’re Not Guilty (Instrumental Mix) – Egoiste
  7. Freemasons – Love On My Mind (Full Intention Mix) – Loaded
  8. Lee Cabrera – I Watch You (Ian Carey Mix) – Data
  9. The Dre Allen Project – Fly (Phunk Investigation) – Nicetunes
  10. Sara Jorge – Dirty Business (The Soul Seekerz vs DJ Bomba Mix) – Purple City
  11. Peyton – I’ll Rise (Eric Kupper Mix) – Hed Kandi
  12. Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June (Steve Mac Classic Mix) – Sony BMG
  13. Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets (Haji & Emmanuel Mix) – Hed Kandi
  14. Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix) – Sony BMG
  15. The Genie Queen – Let The Music Play (Trophy Twins Mix) – White Noise Records
  16. Lil’ Love – Little Love (Soul Avengerz Mix) – Positiva
  17. Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Doctor Pressure – Breastfed
  18. Moby – Dream About Me (Sebastian Ingrosso Remix) – Mute
  19. Axwell – Feel The Vibe (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) – Data
  20. Jenn Cunetta – Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix) – White

News : Big Tunes

 Tuesday, July 19th 2005, 8:00 pm

Are you ready for Saturday night at the Loft Club? I certainly am. I’m really looking forward to it as it’s always an amazing party at the Loft Club. Me, Alex Harmony and DJane Simone will be rocking the dancefloor so get yourself down there. Alex and I will also be doing a warm-up set in Strandgut. It’s a great bar in Mannheim and it does great food. Come along there first and we’ll have a few funky tunes for you to get you in the mood for the party.

So I’ve got some big tunes for you which I’m looking forward to playing when we get to the Loft:

  • Lil’ Love – “Little Love” This is a great Italian remake of the Lisa Stansfield classic “People Hold On”. The original version is massive for the club and there are a couple of nice mixes from the Soul Avengerz too.
  • Late Night Alumni – “Empty Streets (Haji & Emmanuel Mix)” This is a funky little tune which has been given the Seamus Haji rework. Phat drums and a funky bassline.
  • Supafly vs Fishbowl – “Let’s Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix)” This is simply massive. It’s a tune you’re going to be hearing all summer in Ibiza. Massive house mixes from Full Intention or a funky breakbeat original. HUGE!
  • Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – “Doctor Pressure” A cheeky bootleg of “Drop The Pressure” with a vocal from Gloria Estafan.
  • Jenn Cunetta – “Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix)” You want pianos? I’ve got the pianos for you! Stonebridge is on the mix and it’s pianos all the way. Funky as f*ck!
  • Nu Electric – “No Matter What (Hoxton Whores Mix)” Funky house music with a latin vibe. The Hoxton Whores are getting even hotter with this mix.
  • Afro Medusa – “Pasilda (Haji & Emanuel 2005 Remix)” Haji & Emanuel are on fire at the moment and they’ve done a nice mix of this classic tune. I’m not sure if it’s as good as the original mix that I always play (and that you guys love!) but it still sounds fresh.

News : The Hoff

 Tuesday, July 19th 2005, 6:43 pm

What the hell is Peter Presta playing at by making a record with The Hoff? I got sent this the other day and the vocal mixes are crimes against music. Have a listen HERE. The instrumental version is fine as it contains absolutely no vocals and is quite funky. But really Mr. Presta should know better!

Charts : Chart: 17/07/05

 Monday, July 18th 2005, 10:52 pm
  1. Sara Jorge – Dirty Business (The Soul Seekerz vs DJ Bomba Mix) – Purple City
  2. Paul Van Dyk – The Other Side (Deep Dish Mix) – Positiva
  3. Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets (Haji & Emmanuel Mix) – Hed Kandi
  4. Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix) – Sony BMG
  5. Supafly vs Fishbowl – Let’s Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix) – Eye Industries
  6. Lil’ Love – Little Love (Soul Avengerz Mix) – Positiva
  7. One Hit Wonders – Grace Of God – Gut Records
  8. Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine – Doctor Pressure – Breastfed
  9. Moby – Dream About Me (Sebastian Ingrosso Remix) – Mute
  10. Axwell – Feel The Vibe (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) – Data
  11. Jenn Cunetta – Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix) – White
  12. Nu Electric – No Matter What (Hoxton Whores Mix) – Free2Air Recordings
  13. Thomas Schwartz – More Than A Feeling (Revivalists Mix) – Groovefinder Productions
  14. Fallen Angels – City Life (Ian Carey Mix) – Boss
  15. DJ Peter Presta – You’re Not Guilty (Instrument Mix) – Egoiste
  16. DJ Deekline & Ed Solo – Touch Your Toes (Fatboy Slim Mix) – Southern Fried
  17. Les Rhythmes Digitales – Jacques Your Body (Full Intention Mixes) – Data
  18. Afro Medusa – Pasilda (Haji & Emanuel 2005 Remix) – Azuli
  19. Paul Johnson – She Got Me On (Eric Kupper Mix) – Data
  20. Psycle – Special Somebody (Hypnofunk Dub) – Saturn Return

News : Cool flyer!

 Friday, July 15th 2005, 9:40 am

My main men over at Accident & Emergency have created this awesome flyer:

A&E Flyer

It’s a great parody of the iPod adverts. Awesome work!

News : Royksopp – The Understanding

 Tuesday, July 12th 2005, 9:42 am

Have you picked up a copy of the new album “The Understanding” by Royksopp yet? I excitedly rushed out to the shops last Monday to get a copy of the limited edition CD as I loved their last album. I have to say that I’m just not enjoying it as much as I thought I would. Perhaps I was expecting too much from it but it doesn’t seem to have any big tunes like the first album did. Maybe it’s an album that will grow on me but we’ll have to see.

Charts : Chart: 10/07/05

 Tuesday, July 12th 2005, 9:13 am
  1. Les Rhythmes Digitales – Jacques Your Body (Full Intention Mixes) – Data
  2. Paul Johnson – She Got Me On (Eric Kupper Mix) – Data
  3. Solasso vs Bananarama – Really Saying Something (DJ Bomba vs The Soul Seekerz Mix) – AATW
  4. Nate James – Universal (Kings Of Soul Mix) – 0neTwo Records
  5. Afro Medusa – Pasilda (Haji & Emanuel 2005 Remix) – Azuli
  6. Paul Van Dyk – The Other Side (Deep Dish Mix) – Positiva
  7. Supafly vs Fishbowl – Let’s Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix) – Eye Industries
  8. Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War (Tom Middleton Cosmos Mix) – Sony BMG
  9. Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets (Haji & Emmanuel Mix) – Hed Kandi
  10. Sara Jorge – Dirty Business (The Soul Seekerz vs DJ Bomba Mix) – Purple City
  11. Lady Sovereign – 9-5 (Tony Senghore’s Gosh Darn It! Dub) – Island
  12. Lil’ Love – Little Love (Soul Avengerz Mix) – Positiva
  13. Soul Seekerz – Turn Me Upside Down – AATW
  14. Kaskade – Steppin’ Out (Soul Avengerz Club Mix) – Art & Craft
  15. Aaron Smith – Dancin’ (Steve Smooth & JJ Flores Mix) – Boss
  16. Roo Garvey feat. Tank & Carman – Don’t Stop (South Central Dub) – Cowboy Records
  17. Axwell – Feel The Vibe (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) – Data
  18. Tempramentals – I Could Let You Love Me (DB Boulevard Mix) – Smoove
  19. Steve Mac – That Big Track – CR2
  20. Risskov Bandits – Reflections (Morjac Mix) – Montana

News : Wedded Bliss Part II…

 Monday, July 11th 2005, 1:34 pm

What a party we had with the Happy Couple! Far too much of everything was consumed and everyone partied like it was 1999 all over again! Thanks to David and Martina for a brilliant after-wedding party and to Andreas, Francois and Jason who rocked the party with me. Looking forward to the next party with you guys!