June 2006

Charts : 25/06/06

 Sunday, June 25th 2006, 9:44 pm
  1. Chocolate Puma – Always & Forever – (Till West & DJ Delicious Mix) – Positiva
  2. Madonna – Get Together – (Jacque Lu Cont Vocal Edit) – Maverick
  3. Eyes of Love – My Love Is You – (Federico Conti Extended Mix) – Born To Dance Records
  4. DT8 Project – Narama – Mondo
  5. Sikk – My Washing Machine – (Sharp Boys Vocal Fuck Mix) – Eye Industries
  6. Fonzerelli – Moonlight Party – UMM
  7. Tom Novy – Take It – (Haji & Emanuel Remix) – Data
  8. Grooveland – Tell Me – Adhesive
  9. Belle – What The Hell – (Chus Penn Remix) – Mercury
  10. Lorraine – Transatlantic Flight – (Axwell Mix) – Waterfall
  11. Horny Morris – Written All Over Your Face – (Milk & Sugar Dub) – Feverpitch
  12. Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway – (Ian Carey Mix) – Hit! Records
  13. Michael Gray – Borderline – (Dennis Christopher Vocal Mix) – Eye Industries
  14. Inner City Playboys – Jetsetter – (Ian Carey Remix) – Loaded
  15. George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair – (Mike Perry Mix) – Archangel
  16. Alex Gaudino & Jerma – Reaction – (Club Mix) – Data
  17. Beatdropperz – Changes – (Hoxton Whores Mix) – Serie A Recordings
  18. Sonique – Tonight – (Haji & Emanuel Mix) – Azuli
  19. Boss – Summer Sampler EP – Boss Records
  20. Nelly Furtado – Man Eater – (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix) – CDR

DJ Dates : XTC Radio, Sunday 21st June 2006

 Sunday, June 25th 2006, 6:39 pm

If anyone fancies hearing me live in the mix then I’ll be filling in for my main man DJ Dyslexic on Sunday 21st June 2006 at 7 pm PST (which is 3 am BST on Monday 22nd June 2006). Dyslexic is away on holiday so I’ll be doing a 2 hour mix for his “Cure for the common Sunday” show on XTC Radio and hopefully doing him proud. Tune in via the website to hear the show live or subscribe to Dyslexic’s podcast feed. Enjoy!

News : Dancefloor Five Number 1

 Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 2:33 pm

Well it’s not quite the Coolcuts or DMC Buzz chart number 1 but it’s a start. My mix of “Man Eater” has made it to number one in the Vibe FM Dancefloor Five chart. Awesome!

You chose the following tunes as last weeks DANCEFLOOR FIVE…

5. Oakenfold – Faster Kill Pussycat
4. Christina Milian – Say I (Maurice Club Mix)
3. Armand van Helden – My My My (Stonebridge Mix)
2. Infernal – From Paris To Berlin (Hoxton Whores Mix)
1. Nelly Furtado – Maneater (DJ Cruze Mix)

Let’s see if my mix can make it to number one for two weeks in a row! Big thanks to Manhattan from the Rootz Records forums for his promotional skills.

News : Nelly Furtado – Man Eater (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix) Part III

 Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 10:58 am

A big thanks to everyone that has been downloading my remix of Nelly Furtado’s “Man Eater”. It seems that lots of people are loving the mix. I’ve had over 5000 downloads of the remix so I’m obviously doing something right. It has even been played on a radio station here in the UK. It appears that someone has sent a copy to the Cambridge radio station Vibe FM and they have put it on their Mix Monkey show! It doesn’t say “DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix” but I have it on good authority that it’s the version that they’re playing. So thanks to them for that! If anyone else out there is playing the tune or has heard it played on a radio station then let me know about it. If you’re a DJ and you’re playing the tune in a club then get in touch and tell me the reaction.

If anyone hasn’t downloaded it yet then you’ll find it here.

Charts : 18/06/06

 Monday, June 19th 2006, 10:00 pm
  1. Lorraine – Transatlantic Flight – (Axwell Mix) – Waterfall
  2. Fonzerelli – Moonlight Party – UMM
  3. Chocolate Puma – Always & Forever – (Till West & DJ Delicious Mix) – Positiva
  4. Horny Morris – Written All Over Your Face – (Milk & Sugar Dub) – Feverpitch
  5. Sikk – My Washing Machine – (Sharp Boys Vocal Fuck Mix) – Eye Industries
  6. Sonique – Tonight – (Haji & Emanuel Mix) – Azuli
  7. Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway – (Ian Carey Mix) – Hit! Records
  8. DT8 Project – Narama – Mondo
  9. Michael Gray – Borderline – (Dennis Christopher Vocal Mix) – Eye Industries
  10. Tom Novy – Take It – (Gian’s Bass Rock Mix) – Data
  11. Inner City Playboys – Jetsetter – (Ian Carey Remix) – Loaded
  12. Boss – Summer Sampler EP – Boss Records
  13. Fatboy Slim – The Greatest Remixes Part One – Skint
  14. Nelly Furtado – Man Eater – (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix) – CDR
  15. The Original – I Luv U Baby – (Soul Seekerz Mix) – Cayenne
  16. MYNC Project – Something On Your Mind – (Soul Seekerz Mix) – Apollo
  17. Madonna – Get Together – (Jacque Lu Cont Vocal Edit) – Maverick
  18. Eyes of Love – My Love Is You – (Federico Conti Extended Mix) – Born To Dance Records
  19. Daagard & Morane – Keep On Doing It – (Dave Spoon Mix) – Born To Dance Records
  20. Robbie Rivera – Float Away – (DJ Steve Forest Electrofuck Mix) – Hit! Records

Review : Asle – Golden Sun (Haji & Emanuel Mix)

 Friday, June 16th 2006, 7:00 pm

Hot track alert!

You know I love funky house but sometimes there’s a tune that comes out that rocks your world and just stays in your head all day. This is that track. I’ve just put it on my previous podcast and I can’t stop listening to it over and over again.

The track, “Golden Sun”, is absolutely amazing and it’s by a hot Danish producer called Asle Bjorn. He has been producing for many years now, releasing tunes on his own Blowout Records label and also Positiva, Oven Ready, Tommyboy, Whoop, Yoshitoshi and Big Star. His releases tend to be of the pumping variety with a few tribal and tech-house sounds thrown in for good measure. On his original mix of “Golden Sun” we find it starting with a deep and dark bassline before breaking down to the gorgeous female vocals. Then the latin piano riff starts and it’s like watching a golden sun rise from the horizon. But the awesome remix by Seamus Haji and Paul Emanuel, which is the version I prefer, adds tougher drums and funky 80s styled bassline along with some warm pads to help the tune along. Thankfully it still has that nagging piano riff which I can’t get it out of my head! I can’t wait to hear this tune while walking along a lovely sandy beach at sunset, preferably with a cold beer in my hand.

You can pick a 12″ up here or an digital download here. Go and buy it now!

Podcasts : Episode #17 – Golden Sun

 Friday, June 16th 2006, 6:24 am

Yes, it’s been far too long since episode #16 of the DJ Cruze podcast. Sorry about that. Sometimes work and partying get in the way of supplying you with upfront, funky house music. But it’s finished…finally. Episode #17 of the DJ Cruze podcast is here for your listening pleasure.

[podcast direct download] | [podcast RSS feed]

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

A lot of people have asked me where they can get the Nelly Furtado remix that I played on episode #16 of the show. I’ve finally finished the mix and you will find it here. Download, burn it to a CD or stick it on your MP3 player and play it loud!

Don’t forget to rate this podcast so I know what you like and don’t like. Run your mouse over the stars underneath the title of this podcast and it allows you to rate it. If you like it then give me a big phat 10. If it’s terrible then give it a 1. Go on… you know you want to vote!

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 : 11/06/06

 Monday, June 12th 2006, 10:49 pm
  1. Fatboy Slim – The Greatest Remixes Part One – Skint
  2. Sonique – Tonight – (Haji & Emanuel Mix) – Azuli
  3. MYNC Project – Something On Your Mind – (Soul Seekerz Mix) – Apollo
  4. Nelly Furtado – Man Eater – (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix) – CDR
  5. The Similou – All This Love – (The Young Punx Club Mix) – Direction
  6. Avalon Superstar – All My Love – (Soul Seekerz Mix) – Avalon Superstar
  7. Lorraine – Transatlantic Flight – (Axwell Mix) – Waterfall
  8. Horny Morris – Written All Over Your Face – (Milk & Sugar Dub) – Feverpitch
  9. DJ Steve Forest vs The King – U Can’t Stop – (DJ Pedro Twister Mix) – HIT! Records
  10. Fonzerelli – Moonlight Party – UMM
  11. Asle – Golden Sun – (Haji & Emanuel Mix) – CR2
  12. The Shapeshifters & Chic – Sensitivity – (Nocturnal Mix) – Positiva
  13. DT8 Project – Narama – Mondo
  14. Sikk – My Washing Machine – (Sharp Boys Vocal Fuck Mix) – Eye Industries
  15. Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway – (Ian Carey Mix) – Hit! Records
  16. Chocolate Puma – Always & Forever – (Till West & DJ Delicious Mix) – Positiva
  17. Sweet Delite – Millionaire – (Snake Charmers Million Dollar Club Mix) – Flawless
  18. Kid Massive – Release – Soundslike Recordings
  19. Armand Van Helden – My My My – (Stonebridge Mix) – Southern Fried Records
  20. Rogue Traders – Voodoo Child – (James Ash Remix) – Ariola

News : Nelly Furtado remix

 Saturday, June 10th 2006, 5:46 pm

The link should now be live again. I’ve got no idea what happened there. The MP3 was online yesterday! It should be back there now and it will 8 minutes and 15 seconds long and 11.3 MB. If it’s not then let me know please.

Here’s the link if you came here via a search engine.

Studio : Nelly Furtado – Man Eater (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Remix) Part II

 Friday, June 9th 2006, 6:00 pm
Mix details
Remix: Nelly Furtado – Man Eater (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Remix)
Length: 00:08:15
File size: 11.3 MB
Download this file.

I’ve had so much good feedback about this tune that I’m going to just have to let it loose to the public. It’s finally finished and mastered and, even though I do say so myself, it is sounding awesome! I played this mix out at the Loft Club in Germany at the weekend and it went down really well. People keep asking for it so you can download a nice 192 kbps by clicking on the link above.

Just right click on the link and do “save target as” or “save link as” to save it to your PC. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think using the contact form. Share it with your friends too and spread the DJ Cruze funky house vibe!

I’d like to give big love to Bluethumb and all of the guys and girls on the Nelly Furtado official forums. He found my remix in my podcast and posted a link up to the site. They love the remix so that’s made me happy! If the Nelly Furtado fans like it then I must be doing something right. Thanks for all of their support and I hope I’ve done her justice.

This remix is used as a promotional item only to showcase the funky house production of DJ Cruze. The download will be removed if it causes any problems with the artist, publisher or record company. Please contact me if you feel your copyright is being infringed in any way.