August 2005

Charts : Chart: 28/08/05

 Monday, August 29th 2005, 7:56 pm
  1. Leah – Contact High (Max Graham Mix) – Wooden Records
  2. Steve Mac & Steve Smith – Loving You More (That Big Track) (Freemasons Remix) – CR2 Records
  3. DJ Bomba & J Paolo – Esuma – A&G Records
  4. Sex On Monday – Bring Back The Love (Hold Me Down) (Soul Avengerz Mix) – Oxyd
  5. Robbie Rivera vs Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now – Nebula
  6. Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thang (Gadjo Remix) – XL Recordings
  7. Jenn Cunetta – Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix) – White
  8. Freefunkt – Moment Of My Life – Luscious Recordings
  9. Congo Bongo – Burning Sunshine – Manifesto
  10. Sugababes – Push The Button (Psycho Radio Mix) – Island
  11. The Young Punx – Young & Beautiful (Laurent Konrad Mix) – Mofo Hifi
  12. X-Press 2 – Give It (Dab Hands Mix) – Skint
  13. Freeform Five – No More Conversations (Soul Mekanik Mix) – Fine Records
  14. Deux – Sun Rising Up (Jupiter Ace Remix) – Azuli
  15. DJ Flex & Sandy Wilhelm – Burnin’ Love – Executive Records
  16. Soulwax – Nite Versions Sampler – PIAS Recordings
  17. Route One – Crash Landing (ATFC Remix) – AATW
  18. Faith Evans – Mesmerized (Freemasons Vocal Mix) – EMI
  19. Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon (Axwell & Ingrosso Remode) – Nebula
  20. Armand Van Helden – When The Lights Go Down (Paul Masterson’s Subway Remix) – Southern Fried Records

News : Dr. Bob Moog R.I.P.

 Tuesday, August 23rd 2005, 3:18 pm

Sad news that the synth pioneer Dr. Bob Moog has died at the age of 71 after suffering from a brain tumour.

He was a crazy electronics expert who helped to shape the future of synthesized music way back in the 60s. Without him we wouldn’t have had the great electronic music that we have today. There would have been no house music for us girls and boys to enjoy. 🙁

If you get a chance to see this indepent film about his work and the people who use Moog synthesisers then do so. I watched recently and it was great (but a bit geeky!). Rest in peace Dr. Moog.

Charts : Chart: 21/08/05

 Monday, August 22nd 2005, 11:02 pm
  1. Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thang (Gadjo Remix) – XL Recordings
  2. Jenn Cunetta – Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix) – White
  3. Freefunkt – Moment Of My Life – Luscious Recordings
  4. Congo Bongo – Burning Sunshine – Manifesto
  5. Sex On Monday – Bring Back The Love (Hold Me Down) (Soul Avengerz Mix) – Oxyd
  6. The Young Punx – Young & Beautiful (Laurent Konrad Mix) – Mofo Hifi
  7. DJ Bomba & J Paolo – Esuma – A&G Records
  8. X-Press 2 – Give It (Dab Hands Mix) – Skint
  9. Steve Mac & Steve Smith – Loving You More (That Big Track) (Freemasons Remix) – CR2 Records
  10. Freeform Five – No More Conversations (Soul Mekanik Mix) – Fine Records
  11. Deux – Sun Rising Up (Jupiter Ace Remix) – Azuli
  12. DJ Flex & Sandy Wilhelm – Burnin’ Love – Executive Records
  13. Soulwax – Nite Versions Sampler – PIAS Recordings
  14. Route One – Crash Landing (ATFC Remix) – AATW
  15. Faith Evans – Mesmerized (Freemasons Vocal Mix) – EMI
  16. Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon (Axwell & Ingrosso Remode) – Nebula
  17. Leah – Contact High (Max Graham Mix) – Wooden Records
  18. Armand Van Helden – When The Lights Go Down (Paul Masterson’s Subway Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  19. The Dre Allen Project – Fly (Phunk Investigation) – Nicetunes
  20. Paul Masterson presents Subway – Pullin’ For Two – Southern Fried Records

Charts : Chart: 14/08/05

 Monday, August 15th 2005, 7:49 am
  1. Faith Evans – Mesmerized (Freemasons Vocal Mix) – EMI
  2. Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon (Axwell & Ingrosso Remode) – Nebula
  3. Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thang (Gadjo Remix) – XL Recordings
  4. Armand Van Helden – When The Lights Go Down (Paul Masterson’s Subway Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  5. The Dre Allen Project – Fly (Phunk Investigation) – Nicetunes
  6. Jenn Cunetta – Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix) – White
  7. Paul Masterson presents Subway – Pullin’ For Two – Southern Fried Records
  8. Bodyrockers – Round & Round (Bimbo Jones Mix) – Mercury
  9. Sleeve & Lowman – So Fine – Freestyle UK
  10. Ian Van Dahl – Inspiration (Sunshine Funk Dub) – Turbulence
  11. Congo Bongo – Burning Sunshine – Manifesto
  12. Chocolate Fudge – You Can Fly – White
  13. Freefunkt – Moment Of My Life – Luscious Recordings
  14. Freemasons – Love On My Mind (Full Intention Mix) – Loaded
  15. Mint Royale – Singin’ In The Rain – Direction
  16. Peyton – I’ll Rise (Eric Kupper Mix) – Hed Kandi
  17. Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Tom Neville Mix) – Island Records
  18. The Bravery – Unconditional (Benny Bennassi Dub) – Loog
  19. One Hit Wonders – Grace Of God – Gut Records
  20. Lee Cabrera – I Watch You (Ian Carey Mix) – Data

DJ Dates : Loft Club 1st October, 2005

 Thursday, August 11th 2005, 6:30 pm

I’m back in my “Heimatclub” (is that the right thing to say?) in Ludwigshafen on 1st October.

Saturday 1st October, 2005
Loft Club
Ludwigshafen

I’ll be helping to celebrate the birthday of my good friend Alex Harmony so I know you’ll all be there. Expect plenty of tunes, plenty of madness, and a few suprises! But hopefully not a stripper…

See you there…

News : Holiday fun

 Thursday, August 11th 2005, 6:00 pm

Sorry that I haven’t updated the site in a couple of weeks. I’ve been away on holiday in Fuertaventuara for a week. It’s a lovely island but it’s a bit too English now. When I go on holiday I like to check out the culture and eat the local food. I don’t expect to drink myself stupid everynight and eat a full English breakfast every morning! Perhaps I’m just getting old!

I also went to The Big Chill festival and had an amazing time! I’m a festival virgin so I didn’t know what to expect but we had a lot of fun. The only unfortunate experience was getting our digital camera stolen on the first night! 🙁 Some of our friends also had money stolen from their tents as did a lot of people in the tents around us. It’s sad that gangs of criminals have realised they can make a lot of money at festivals. I guess that’s what happens when festivals get bigger and more people find out about them.

Anyway, the music was great. There were lots of DJs and artists and it was nice to see a real diversity in them all. Everything from chill-out/ambient through reggae, folk, hip-hop, indie through to drum and bass was represented. Some acts/DJs that you should try and see if you haven’t already:

  • Norman Jay – This man is awesome! Classic tunes from old funk and soul up to funky house and drum and bass.
  • London Elektricity – Live and funky drum and bass from Tony Colman and crew. Massive! And their jungle drummer is amazing. Live drumming at drum and bass speeds! Check their tour blog here.
  • The Nextmen – Phat hip-hop from two guys from London. It’s rare that UK hip-hop sounds so good and doesn’t feel the need to imitate US hip-hop. They finished their set by playing “The Clapping Song” by Shirley Ellis! If you know the tune then you’ll know it’s funny but it just worked when we were out in the sun drinking Red Stripe.
  • Tortured Soul – Nice live house music.
  • Youngblood Brass Band – These guys were fantastic. I didn’t catch all of their set but they were a funky brass band with MCs rapping over the tunes.
  • And loads more…

I’ll write another post soon to answer all of your comments about the “Manchester House” vs new house thread. Thanks to everyone who commented or mailed me about it.

Charts : Chart: 07/08/05

 Tuesday, August 9th 2005, 9:40 am
  1. Freemasons – Love On My Mind (Full Intention Mix) – Loaded
  2. Mint Royale – Singin’ In The Rain – Direction
  3. Peyton – I’ll Rise (Eric Kupper Mix) – Hed Kandi
  4. Armand Van Helden – When The Lights Go Down (Paul Masterson’s Subway Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  5. Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thang (Gadjo Remix) – XL Recordings
  6. Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon (Axwell & Ingrosso Remode) – Nebula
  7. Faith Evans – Mesmerized (Freemasons Vocal Mix) – EMI
  8. Congo Bongo – Burning Sunshine – Manifesto
  9. Freefunkt – Moment Of My Life – Luscious Recordings
  10. Jenn Cunetta – Come Rain Come Shine (Stonebridge Mix) – White
  11. One Hit Wonders – Grace Of God – Gut Records
  12. Paul Van Dyk – The Other Side (Deep Dish Mix) – Positiva
  13. Supafly vs Fishbowl – Let’s Get Down (Full Intention Club Mix) – Eye Industries
  14. Meck – Thunder In My Heart (Miami Calling Mix) – White
  15. DJ Peter Presta – You’re Not Guilty (Instrumental Mix) – Egoiste
  16. Lee Cabrera – I Watch You (Ian Carey Mix) – Data
  17. The Dre Allen Project – Fly (Phunk Investigation) – Nicetunes
  18. Sara Jorge – Dirty Business (The Soul Seekerz vs DJ Bomba Mix) – Purple City
  19. Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June (Steve Mac Classic Mix) – Sony BMG
  20. Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets (Haji & Emmanuel Mix) – Hed Kandi