May 2006

Review : Tokyo Disco

 Friday, May 12th 2006, 4:20 pm

Tokyo Disco

If funky house music is your thing then look no further than the latest compilation, Tokyo Disco, from ex-Hed Kandi supremo Mark Doyle. I received a copy of it the other day and it’s awesome. Under his new Fierce Angels guise, Mark has yet again licenced three CDs full of quality house music.

On the first CD you’ll find some awesome string laden house music filled with the piano and rhodes harmonies that you’ve come to expect from the Tokyo Project stables. Featuring such house and garage luminaries as Eric Kupper, Juliet Roberts and Martin Solveig you’ll find that the quality stays high throughout. Although you may have heard some of these tracks in your favourite house club, you’ll find that they mostly stay on the underground side of house music. The exception to this is possibly the excellent Richard Earnshaw club mix of Martin Solveig’s “Jealousy” but you’ll still find that it’s a great track. You’ll also find a great mix of Silsonic’s “Something To Make You Feel Alright” by two relatively unkown Australians: Buzz Kitchen. I played the original on one of my earlier podcasts and this mix pumps it up a little to great effect. My personal favourites are Denis The Menace’s “Time To Turn Around”, a massive tune for me over the past six months, and the Disco-tastic “Loves Just Found Me” by Montanas.

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DJ Dates : Last Exit Before Marriage @ The Loft Club, 2nd June 2006

 Thursday, May 11th 2006, 8:58 am

Last Exit flyer
As most of you know, I’m getting married in August 2006 and it is traditional for the groom to have a stag party (or bachelor party in the US or Junggesellenabschied in German.) Most men take their friends on a weekend of drunken debauchery and mine is no exception. However, for mine I’m actually DJ’ing for one evening if I can manage to stand up. So you are cordially invite to:


LAST EXIT BEFORE MARRIAGE
(aka DJ Cruze’s stag/bachelor/Junggesellenabschied)
Saturday 2nd June 2006
The Loft Club
Ludwigshafen
Germany

It’s going to be a wild party with plenty of funky house music, electro, “Manchester House” and more from myself, DJ Cruze, and my long-time DJ’ing partner DJ Vuish. We’ll be ably assisted by our good friends Alex Harmony and Luke45. If we can organise it then we’ll also be opening the back room for a special V.I.P. party with some of our Manchester friends DJ’ing.

Of course, the British boys will be coming too so look out for 16 of the North West of England’s finest drinkers! I’m looking forward to seeing the flyer as I have been stitched up by DJ Vuish (my best man) and my brother Matt. I’m loving the pictures of me as a small child and a teenager. What a geek! I’ll post the full flyer when I get it. Apparently I look cool with my iconic “Atari Pac-man” t-shirt on. I’m not sure I believe them though.

Here’s a translation of what’s happening from the Loft Club’s website:

For more than 10 years they have been the heroes of our past and present. There is hardly anyone who doesn’t have a tape on which Mr Cruze screams: ‘Is anybody hammered!?’. (DJ Cruze: It was actually DJ Vuish who shouted this on the infamous tape (Milk Club, Mannheim – August 1993) in question but I don’t mind claiming responsibility.) And as is the case with heroes, in the end they save humanity, the captives, justice or the party people and still get the girl. That must be celebrated! DJ Vuish, who in recent years has become a rare guest, is travelling solely for this occasion back to good old Germany to present his prodigal son speech in musical form. (DJ Cruze: Yes, it really says this!!) For this opportunity he is dragging half of Manchester with him, for much has been heard of Loft there. Naturally the two good old friends from their second home will not be missing. Alex Harmony and Luke 45 will be providing local support and will be releasing him from the single life in the most meaningful way possible. Shortly before we succumb to World Cup fever, let us succumb once again to the heroes of the past. We’re looking forward to this so much and offer our most sincere congratulations. Friends – this is one not to be missed! Oh and by the way, ladies: now or never…

Hopefully we’ll see all of my German friends there so keep this weekend free. It’s going to get hot in the Loft Club and you’re all invited. And yes ladies. It really is now or never! 😉

Thanks to Kev for correcting my German!

News : Train dancing

 Tuesday, May 9th 2006, 8:21 pm

Train dancing!

Looks like everyone loves the DJ Cruze podcast. Even old age pensioners! His wife looks really bored though. Perhaps she prefers trance and he’s always rocking out to funky house music.

Big love to Sarah for showing me how she dances to my podcast on the train. I think she’s the girl in the foreground but she might be the old woman. I’ve got listeners of all ages you know! 😉

Charts : 07/05/06

 Monday, May 8th 2006, 9:06 pm
  1. Mousse T vs The Dandy Warhols – Horny As A Dandy (Alex Gaudino & Jerma Mix) – Feverpitch
  2. Stargazer – Feel Good (Macz Mix) – Nebula
  3. Loletta Holloway – Love Sensation 06 (Freemasons Mix) – Gusto
  4. Flanders – By My Side (Callea & Rispoli Mix) – Gusto
  5. Sugababes – Follow Me Home (Soul Seekerz Remix) – Island
  6. Bodyrox – Yeah Yeah (D Ramirez Club Mix) – Eye Industries
  7. Solo – One Man (Original Mix) – CDR
  8. Armand Van Helden – My My My (Stonebridge Mix) – Southern Fried Records
  9. Bimbo Jones – Harlem One Stop – Columbia
  10. The Joker – Bring It Back (Your Soul) (Robbie Rivera Dub) – Hit!
  11. Disco Heaven – Sampler – Hed Kandi
  12. Timmy Vegas & Barbara Tucker – Dutty Funk (We Can Do) (Knee Deep Mix) – MN2S
  13. Ferry Corsten – Fire (Robbie Rivera Remix) – Positiva
  14. DJ Cruze presents The Funkfinders – Cease! – CDR
  15. Playback – Hit The Bricks – Data
  16. Kid Creme – The Game – Illegal Beats
  17. Avitas – Cantate (Bhooka & T-Bone Mix) – Thirteen [rec]
  18. Andy Cato – La Luna – Azuli
  19. Til West & DJ Delicious – Same Man – Data
  20. A Studio feat. Polina – S.O.S. (M-Factor Vocal Mix) – Absolution

Podcasts : Episode #15 – The Game

 Thursday, May 4th 2006, 3:00 am

“Manchester England, England. Across the Atlantic Sea…”
You’ll understand when you listen to the podcast!

DJ Cruze is back with more funky house music, more dirty electro, more shout outs and more cheeky bootlegs on Episode #15 of the DJ Cruze Podcast. Make your ears happy and download it now! Here you go:

[podcast direct download] | [podcast RSS feed]

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • Big tunes:
    • Kid Creme – The Game – Illegal Beats
    • Bodyrox – Yeah Yeah (D Ramirez Club Mix) – Eye Industries
    • The Joker – Bring It Back (Your Soul) (Robbie Rivera Dub) – Hit!
    • A Studio feat. Polina – S.O.S. (M-Factor Vocal Mix) – Absolution
    • Til West & DJ Delicious – Same Man (DJ Cruze Re-edit) – Data
  • DJ Cruze chart rundown:
  • Cruze classic from 1992:
    • Brothers Love Dubs – The Mighty Ming (Original Mix) – Stress Records

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As always I love to hear your feed back on the show. Contact me using the form provided and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I’m always looking for new tunes to play on the show so if you’re an up and coming producer who’s looking for some exposure then let me know and if I like the tunes, I’ll play them.

Charts : 30/04/06

 Monday, May 1st 2006, 8:04 pm
  1. Bimbo Jones – Harlem One Stop – Columbia
  2. Loletta Holloway – Love Sensation 06 (Freemasons Mix) – Gusto
  3. Disco Heaven – Sampler – Hed Kandi
  4. Timmy Vegas & Barbara Tucker – Dutty Funk (We Can Do) (Knee Deep Mix) – MN2S
  5. DJ Cruze presents The Funkfinders – Cease! – CDR
  6. Playback – Hit The Bricks – Data
  7. Kid Creme – The Game – Illegal Beats
  8. Avitas – Cantate (Bhooka & T-Bone Mix) – Thirteen [rec]
  9. Flanders – By My Side (Callea & Rispoli Mix) – Gusto
  10. Andy Cato – La Luna – Azuli
  11. Til West & DJ Delicious – Same Man – Data
  12. Sugababes – Follow Me Home (Soul Seekerz Remix) – Island
  13. A Studio feat. Polina – S.O.S. (M-Factor Vocal Mix) – Absolution
  14. Solu Music – Fade (Grant Nelson Remix) – Hed Kandi
  15. Southside Hustlers – Right Before My Eyes (Hoxton Whores Remix) – Data
  16. The Joker – Bring It Back (Your Soul) (Robbie Rivera Dub) – Hit!
  17. Bodyrox – Yeah Yeah (D Ramirez Club Mix) – Eye Industries
  18. Alister Whitehead – Heaven – Toolroom Records
  19. Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends (Lee Cabrera Lower East Side Mix) – Ten
  20. Mousse T vs The Dandy Warhols – Horny As A Dandy (Alex Gaudino & Jerma Mix) – Feverpitch