March 2007

DJ Dates : Loft Club, 14th April 2007

 Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 4:01 pm

DJ Cruze rocks the Loft Club!
I should have posted about this a long time ago but it took the people from the Loft Club so long to agree the gig that I completely forgot about it! So on Saturday 14th April 2007 I’ll be back in the Loft Club in Ludwigshafen playing some funky house, some dirty electro and a few “Manchester House” classics thrown in for good measure. Assisting me on the decks are Alex Harmony and Luke 45 and we’ll be rocking the back room for a change instead of the main room. I’m hoping this will be an intimate little party for the people who love quality house music. In the main room you’ll have M.A.N.D.Y. from Berlin’s Get Physical label and if tech-house and minimal techno is your thing then you’ll get that too.

So if you’re in Germany then get your ass down for some fantastic music and some good times!

Charts : 25th March 2007

 Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 3:44 pm
  1. Groove Armada – Get Down (Elite Force Remix) – Columbia
  2. Therese – Feelin’ Me (Digital Dog Club Mix) – Positiva
  3. Dragonette – I Get Around (Van She Dub) – Mercury Records
  4. Audio Club – Sumthin’ Serious (Ian Carey Dub Mix) – Positiva
  5. House Of Pain – Jump Around (Mickey Slim Remix) – CDR
  6. Gaelle – Give It Back (Grant Nelson Remix) – Boss Records
  7. Booty Luv – Shine (Ian Carey Remix) – Hed Kandi
  8. Mike Cruz – Movin’ Up (Eddie Thoneick Dynamik Vox) – Positiva
  9. Jazztronik – Samurai (Redsoul Edit) – Panatone
  10. Mark Ronson – Stop Me (Chicken Lips Remix) – Columbia Records
  11. Blue Ray – You & Me (Haji & Emanuel Remix) – AATW
  12. Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Steve Mac Smack Dub) – Island
  13. The Hoxtons – Make You A Star (Hoxton Whores Dub) – Gusto
  14. Ryan Murgatroyd – Funk Country (Original Club Mix) – CR2 Records
  15. Dada – Lollipop (Jerry Ropero Remix) – Data Records
  16. Sunblock – Baby Baby (Ian Carey Remix) – Europa
  17. Mika – Love Today (Moto Blanco Full Length Club Mix) – Casablanca
  18. Soulcast – Someone Like Me (Ian Carey Club Mix) – Hit! Records
  19. Atrocite – Only You (Original Mix) – Scream and Shout Records
  20. Ken Adams – Believe In Love (Original Mix) – Villanova Records

News : Wrong image on episode #30

 Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 11:05 am

Thanks to Si for pointing out that I’ve put “episode #29” on the episode #30 album image. It was late last night when I was Photoshopping the image and I used the image from episode #29 as a guide but forget to change the text. What a schoolboy error! I’ll fix it tonight and post a new MP3.

Update: It’s all sorted now and it should have the correct image.

Podcasts : Episode #30 – Street Justice

 Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 12:15 am
Mix details
Date: 21st March 2007
Length: 00:58:35
File size: 53.7 MB
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After all of the stress with getting the last episode online I’m now back with episode #30 of the DJ Cruze podcast. As I said in an earlier post, most of my studio has been dismantled but I managed to put a bit of it back together to do the mix. However, I’m without a microphone at the moment so you’ll just have to put up with the tunes and no shoutouts! I’m sure you’ll cope and I know some of you prefer it that way! Enjoy the mix and I’ll be back with a full studio setup soon.

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.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • The Brand New Heavies – I Don’t Know Why (I Love You) (Haji & Emanuel Remix) – TBNH
    • Gaelle – Give It Back (Grant Nelson Mix) – Boss Records
    • Dada – Lollipop (Jerry Ropero Remix) – Data Records
    • Fedde Le Grand – Take No Shhh – Defected Records
    • The Migrants – I Thought That (Boris Dlugosch Mix) – Lowered Recordings
    • Olav Basoski – Da Beat Kicks – Rootz Records
    • Brad Holland – Crazy (Raul Rincon Remix) – GFab
    • MSTRKRFT – Street Justice – Modular
    • Stefy – Chelsea (Sebastien Leger Mix) – Wind Up
  • Cruze classic from 1996:
    • Danny Taurus – Help Me (Crazee Mix) – In-House Recordings

Charts : 18th March 2007

 Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 9:30 pm
  1. Gaelle – Give It Back (Grant Nelson Remix) – Boss Records
  2. Therese – Feelin’ Me (Digital Dog Club Mix) – Positiva
  3. Dada – Lollipop (Jerry Ropero Remix) – Data Records
  4. Audio Club – Sumthin’ Serious (Ian Carey Dub Mix) – Positiva
  5. Dragonette – I Get Around (Van She Vocal Mix) – Mercury Records
  6. Groove Armada – Get Down (Elite Force Remix) – Columbia
  7. Booty Luv – Shine (Ian Carey Remix) – Hed Kandi
  8. Sunblock – Baby Baby (Ian Carey Remix) – Europa
  9. Mika – Love Today (Moto Blanco Full Length Club Mix) – Casablanca
  10. Soulcast – Someone Like Me (Ian Carey Club Mix) – Hit! Records
  11. House Of Pain – Jump Around (Mickey Slim Remix) – CDR
  12. Atrocite – Only You (Original Mix) – Scream and Shout Records
  13. Ken Adams – Believe In Love (Original Mix) – Villanova Records
  14. Brand New Heavies – I Don’t Know Why (I Love You) (Haji & Emmanuel Remix) – TBNH
  15. Mr Groove & Vergas – Altered State Of Mind (Sunfreakz Dub) – Dirty Soul
  16. Client – Drive (Thomas Gold Mix) – Loser Friendly
  17. Freeform Five – No More Conversations (Mason Remix) – Apollo Records
  18. Xpress 2 – Witchi Tai To (M Factor Vocal Remix) – Skint Records
  19. Boss Records – 2007 Sampler – Boss Records
  20. Another Chance – Sound of Eden (Grant Nelson Vocal Mix) – Phonetic Recordings

News : DJ Cruze is still alive

 Monday, March 19th 2007, 6:00 pm

You might have noticed that it has gone a bit quiet around these parts recently. I am still alive but I’ve just been amazingly busy over the past few weeks. As I prefer to keep this website more about music and less of a personal blog, I haven’t posted anything of any musical merit. So I thought I’d keep you up to date with what is happening and why I haven’t posted much.

So first things first. My lovely wife Clare and I are expecting a baby in June of this year and we’re both very excited about becoming parents for the first time. So I’ve been incredibly busy trying to get two rooms in my house ready for decorating. So I’ve spent the last few weeks dismantling cupboards and stripping wallpaper ready to have the rooms plastered, which has now been done. In the next few weeks I’ll be getting my paintbrush out and getting them decorated. One of them will be a nursery for our new arrival and I’ve really looking forward to painting that. We don’t know the sex of the baby and aren’t going to find out so it will be painted in unisex colours. Hopefully my brother will be painting some funky children’s pictures on the walls too as he’s the artistic one in my family. However, because of all this moving around my studio is currently dismantled except for a few things. I’m hoping to get a new podcast done soon but it might be without vocals as I don’t have my microphone set up. The shoutouts will have to wait until next time I think.

Amrick Channa
In any spare time that I’ve had left in the evenings I’ve been working on a new tune with the soon-to-be legendary vocalist Amrick Channa. Amrick has previously worked with some big name producers in the dance music world such as Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo), Jason Herd, Kid Massive, Sandy Rivera, DJD Hydraulic Dogs, Black Legend (J:Reverse) and Pete Heller. We’ve been working on a cover of an old Strictly Rhythm track which I’ll leave as a suprise for you. It’s not a well known track although the acapella is and has been well sampled. The track is turning into a funky little electro track in a Haji and Emanuel style and I’m loving where we’re going with it. You’ll hear it first on the podcast so look out for it in the near future.

And finally in any spare time I have left I’ve been working on a web application which I have been meaning to write for a very long time. Although I’m not going to tell you what it is just yet, it’ll help all the music lovers out there and it is something that I would really use on a daily basis. I’ll be looking for beta testers for it in the near future so drop me a line if you’re interested. Also, if you’re a web designer who has experience with making clean interfaces for web applications and have a knowledge of graphic design, XHTML and CSS then I’d like to work with you. Get in touch via the contact form.

Even though I think I probably need a rest at some point you can expect a new podcast, sans vocals, in the next few days… Fingers crossed! 😉

Charts : 11th February 2007

 Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 2:22 am
  1. Soulcast – Someone Like Me (Ian Carey Club Mix) – Hit! Records
  2. Brand New Heavies – I Don’t Know Why (I Love You) (Haji & Emmanuel Remix) – TBNH
  3. Client – Drive (Thomas Gold Mix) – Loser Friendly
  4. Dada – Lollipop (Jerry Ropero Remix) – Data Records
  5. Gaelle – Give It Back (Grant Nelson Remix) – Boss Records
  6. Freeform Five – No More Conversations (Mason Remix) – Apollo Records
  7. Xpress 2 – Witchi Tai To (M Factor Vocal Remix) – Skint Records
  8. Audio Club – Sumthin’ Serious (Ian Carey Dub Mix) – Positiva
  9. Groove Armada – Get Down (Elite Force Remix) – Columbia
  10. Therese – Feelin’ Me (Digital Dog Club Mix) – Positiva
  11. Booty Luv – Shine (Ian Carey Remix) – Hed Kandi
  12. Boss Records – 2007 Sampler – Boss Records
  13. Another Chance – Sound of Eden (Grant Nelson Vocal Mix) – Phonetic Recordings
  14. Stefy – Chelsea (Sebastien Leger Mix) – Wind Up
  15. MSTRKRFT – Street Justice – Modular
  16. Brad Holland – Crazy (Raul Rincon Remix) – GFab
  17. Olav Basoski – Da Beat Kicks – Rootz Records
  18. The Migrants – I Thought That (Boris Dlugosch Mix) – Lowered Recordings
  19. Fedde Le Grand – Take No Shhh – Defected Records
  20. Dominic Dawson presents Amrick Channa – Hangin On A String (Electro Dub) – CDR

Charts : 4th March 2007

 Monday, March 5th 2007, 9:15 pm
  1. Boss Records – 2007 Sampler – Boss Records
  2. Another Chance – Sound of Eden (Grant Nelson Vocal Mix) – Phonetic Recordings
  3. Stefy – Chelsea (Sebastien Leger Mix) – Wind Up
  4. Soulcast – Someone Like Me (Ian Carey Club Mix) – Hit! Records
  5. MSTRKRFT – Street Justice – Modular
  6. Brad Holland – Crazy (Raul Rincon Remix) – GFab
  7. Olav Basoski – Da Beat Kicks – Rootz Records
  8. The Migrants – I Thought That (Boris Dlugosch Mix) – Lowered Recordings
  9. Fedde Le Grand – Take No Shhh – Defected Records
  10. Dada – Lollipop (Jerry Ropero Remix) – Data Records
  11. Gaelle – Give It Back (Grant Nelson Remix) – Boss Records
  12. Audio Club – Sumthin’ Serious (Ian Carey Dub Mix) – Positiva
  13. Dominic Dawson presents Amrick Channa – Hangin On A String (Electro Dub) – CDR
  14. Freeform Five – No More Conversations (Mason Remix) – Apollo Records
  15. Sunblock – Baby Baby (Ian Carey Remix) – Europa
  16. Mark Ronson – Stop Me (Chicken Lips Remix) – Columbia Records
  17. De Souza – Guilty (Club Mix) – Hed Kandi
  18. Brand New Heavies – I Don’t Know Why (I Love You) (Haji & Emmanuel Remix) – TBNH
  19. The Freelance Hellraiser – We Don’t Belong (Alex Gopher Mix) – Ugly Truth
  20. The Killers – Read My Mind (Linus Loves Club Mix) – Vertigo