May 2007

Podcasts : Episode #31 – Sweet Harmony

 Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 11:36 pm
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Date: 30th May 2007
Length: 00:58:43
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Well this one took a long time didn’t it? Two months to get the podcast online is far too long I know but life has been a bit crazy at the moment. Our baby is due in just 6 days time so I’ve been busy preparing our house ready for our new arrival and we can’t wait to see if we’re having a boy or a girl. I’ll introduce you all to the mini-Cruze once he or she appears!

So it’s better late than never as they say. I’ve got another hour (…well, almost) of funky house music and electro house for your listening pleasure. Of course no podcast would be complete without the obligatory Cruze Classic and this one is massive. Liquid’s “Sweet Harmony” has always had a place in my heart and I can’t believe it has taken 31 episodes and nearly two years of the podcast to get it in the show. Enjoy the tunes and live in sweet harmony!

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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.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • DJ DLG – Your Eyes (Original Mix) – Eyezcream Recordings
    • Richard Grey – Warped Bass (Club Mix) – Apollo
    • Rogue Traders – Way To Go (My Digital Enemy Mix) – Ariola
    • Larry Tee – Licky (Herve Goes Low Mix) – Good Stuff
    • Don Diablow – Blow (Mason Remix) – Gut
    • Chris Lake – Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix) – Rising Music
    • Alibi vs Rockerfeller – Sexual Healing (Dennis Christopher Club Mix) – Gusto
    • Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat (Original Mix) – Southern Fried Recordings
    • Calvin Harris – The Girls (Mickey Slim’s Bomb Squad Mix) – Fly Eye
    • Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride (Young Punx Remix) – Southern Fried Recordings
  • Cruze classic from 1991:
    • Liquid – Sweet Harmony – XL Recordings

Charts : 27th May 2007

 Monday, May 28th 2007, 8:57 pm
  1. Martin Ten Velden – I Wish U Would (Extended Mix) – Phonetic
  2. Turbofunk – Gotta Move – Phonetic Recordings
  3. Under The Influence Of Giants – In The Clouds (Bimbo Jones Mile High Club Mix) – Mercury Records
  4. The Shapeshifters – Pusher (Chus & Penn Vocal Mix) – Positiva
  5. Hott 22 – Just Friends (Hott 22 Remix) – Gossip Records
  6. Just Jack – Writer’s Block (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) – Mercury Records
  7. Yves Larock – Rise Up (Vandalism Remix) – CDR
  8. Chicane – Tomorrow (Soul Seekerz Dirty Dub) – Modena
  9. Gwen Stefani – 4 In The Morning (Thin White Duke Remix) – Interscope
  10. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix) – EMI
  11. Rihanna – Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace Dub Remix) – Mercury
  12. Grace – Slowly (Dave Armstron & RedRoche Dub Mix) – Gracious
  13. Stonebridge – SOS (Ortega & Gold Remix) – Apollo
  14. Vision Factory – Sunshine (SK1 Club Mix) – Just For Fun Recordings
  15. Sunfreakz – Counting Down The Days (Axwell Vocal Mix) – Positiva
  16. Don Diablo – Blow (Mason Remix) – Gut Records
  17. Axwell – I Found You (Remode) – Axtone
  18. Nono – 3 More Days (MHC Extended Remix) – Planet Clique
  19. DJ Mehdi – Signature (Thomas Bangalter Edit) – Ed Banger Records
  20. Wawa vs Smax & Gold – Stranger (Wawa Remix) – White

News : West End Remix Competition

 Thursday, May 24th 2007, 8:43 am

Want to remix a classic disco track?

One of the best dance music download sites, Traxsource, is running a competition in which you get to remix the classic disco track “Let’s Go Dancin'” by Sparque. It’s a classic track from 1981 featuring bumping disco drums and quality female vocals and was apparently a classic for Mr Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage.

You can find the lead and background vocal samples here so get downloading them now if you want to enter. The competition closes on 31st May 2007 so you’d better get your remixes done quickly. Or perhaps, like me, you haven’t got the time at the moment but you could use the acapellas in the future. I’d like to do a 2007 funky remix of it but it’ll have to wait for now. I still haven’t finished the track I’m doing with my man Amrick yet but hopefully it’ll arrive before the baby is born!

Charts : 20th May 2007

 Monday, May 21st 2007, 9:02 pm
  1. Gwen Stefani – 4 In The Morning (Thin White Duke Remix) – Interscope
  2. Sunfreakz – Counting Down The Days (Axwell Vocal Mix) – Positiva
  3. Under The Influence Of Giants – In The Clouds (Bimbo Jones Mile High Club Mix) – Mercury Records
  4. Don Diablo – Blow (Mason Remix) – Gut Records
  5. Axwell – I Found You (Remode) – Axtone
  6. Turbofunk – Gotta Move – Phonetic Recordings
  7. Martin Ten Velden – I Wish U Would (Extended Mix) – Phonetic
  8. Hott 22 – Just Friends (Hott 22 Remix) – Gossip Records
  9. Grace – Slowly (Dave Armstron & RedRoche Dub Mix) – Gracious
  10. Nono – 3 More Days (MHC Extended Remix) – Planet Clique
  11. DJ Mehdi – Signature (Thomas Bangalter Edit) – Ed Banger Records
  12. Wawa vs Smax & Gold – Stranger (Wawa Remix) – White
  13. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix) – EMI
  14. Stonebridge – SOS (Ortega & Gold Remix) – Apollo
  15. Richard Grey – Warped Bass (Club Mix) – Apollo
  16. The Young Punx – You’ve Got To (Soulseekerz Dub) – Mofo Hifi
  17. Simply Red – Stay (Grant Nelson Dub) – Simplyred.com
  18. Just Jack – Writer’s Block (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) – Mercury Records
  19. Chris Lake – Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix) – Rising Music
  20. Kid Massive & Beatchuggers – Shake It (Raul Rincon Mix) – Tenor Recordings

Charts : 13th May 2007

 Monday, May 14th 2007, 10:27 pm
  1. Richard Grey – Warped Bass (Club Mix) – Apollo
  2. The Young Punx – You’ve Got To (Soulseekerz Dub) – Mofo Hifi
  3. Simply Red – Stay (Grant Nelson Dub) – Simplyred.com
  4. Don Diablo – Blow (Mason Remix) – Gut Records
  5. Gwen Stefani – 4 In The Morning (Thin White Duke Remix) – Interscope
  6. Axwell – I Found You – Axtone
  7. Just Jack – Writer’s Block (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix) – Mercury Records
  8. Sunfreakz – Counting Down The Days (Axwell Vocal Mix) – Positiva
  9. Martin Ten Velden – I Wish U Would (Extended Mix) – Phonetic
  10. Turbofunk – Gotta Move – Phonetic Recordings
  11. Chris Lake – Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix) – Rising Music
  12. Under The Influence Of Giants – In The Clouds (Bimbo Jones Mile High Club Mix) – Mercury Records
  13. Kid Massive & Beatchuggers – Shake It (Raul Rincon Mix) – Tenor Recordings
  14. Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride (Young Punx Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  15. Soulseekerz – Party For The Weekend (DJ Bomba’s Party Hard For The Weekend Mix) – Positiva
  16. Calvin Harris – The Girls (Micky Slim’s Bomb Squad Mix) – Fly Eye
  17. Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat (Original Mix) – Souther Fried Records
  18. The Shapeshifters – Pusher (Chus & Penn Vocal Mix) – Positiva
  19. Gossip – Listen Up (Punks Jump Up Remix) – Back Yard
  20. Larry Tee – Licky (Herve Goes Low Remix) – CDR

News : Worst tune of the week

 Wednesday, May 9th 2007, 4:34 pm

Hey! You! The Rock Steady Crew! Sometimes I get sent tunes that I am really excited about opening and this week I couldn’t wait to have a listen to a new remix of The Rock Steady Crew’s “Hey You”. Now some of you might not remember it the first time round as it came out in 1983. It’s one of the earliest electro tunes that hit the UK charts so it kick started a love of hip-hop, electro and all things electronic for myself and my brother. Obviously it holds fond memories so I couldn’t wait to hear what this new version was like.

It has been “remixed” (strictly speaking I’d call it more of a “dj edit” as it stays quite true to the original rather than being a remix) and it has been done by Jay C and will be coming out on Nebula Records. Now to my well tuned ears it looks like he’s just added a Mr. Magic style synth (think “Magic’s Wand” from the 80s!) in the background and added some phatter beats in the background. I have to say that I’m really not feeling it at all. Have a listen and see what you guys think. I can never see the point of these sort of “remixes” that add very little to the original track. The original was a fantastic track and of its time so why spoil a great tune? Sorry if you’re reading this Jay C!

Also included in the remix package are mixes from Friendly, Martin Ten Velden and Beatfreakz (aka Dennis Christopher and Mark Simmons). Martin Ten Velden turns it into a dark and dirty tech house tune if that’s your thing. It’s a bit too deep and dark for my floors but I’m sure some of you guys will love it. Christopher and Simmons use their more commercial Beatfreakz guise to give us a cheeky hip-house version with their trademark compressed synth pads. As much as I love these guys it borders too much on the commercial side of house music for me and sounds like something they’d play in the Ritzy type clubs. Friendly finishes the package off with one of his breakbeat house mixes with plenty of filtering and cut up vocals but it doesn’t really do the business for my chunky house music dancefloors.

All in all it’s a pretty disappointing set of remixes of a classic track. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Charts : 6th May 2007

 Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 6:00 pm
  1. Kid Massive & Beatchuggers – Shake It (Raul Rincon Mix) – Tenor Recordings
  2. Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride (Young Punx Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  3. Soulseekerz – Party For The Weekend (DJ Bomba’s Party Hard For The Weekend Mix) – Positiva
  4. Simply Red – Stay (Grant Nelson Dub) – Simplyred.com
  5. Turbofunk – Gotta Move – Phonetic Recordings
  6. Sunfreakz – Counting Down The Days (Axwell Vocal Mix) – Positiva
  7. Calvin Harris – The Girls (Micky Slim’s Bomb Squad Mix) – Fly Eye
  8. Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat (Original Mix) – Souther Fried Records
  9. Alibi vs Rockerfeller – Sexual Healing (Dennis Christopher Remix) – Gusto
  10. Rainer Weichold vs Dandi & Ugo – Infinite Template (Kissy Sellout Remix) – Great Stuff
  11. Chris Lake – Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix) – Rising Music
  12. Don Diablo – Blow (Mason Remix) – Gut Records
  13. Larry Tee – Licky (Herve Goes Low Remix) – CDR
  14. Rogue Traders – Way To Go (My Digital Enemy Remix) – Ariola
  15. Richard Grey – Warped Bass (Club Mix) – Apollo
  16. DJ DLG – Your Eyes – Eyezcream Recordings
  17. Eddie Thoneick – Forgiveness (Lifted Vocal Mix) – White
  18. Coronell – Keep On Jumpin (Lisa Marie Experience 2007 Remix) – Gusto Records
  19. Tim Le El – Forward – Scream and Shout Recordings
  20. The Young Punx – You’ve Got To (Soulseekerz Dub) – Mofo Hifi

News : Back once again

 Thursday, May 3rd 2007, 10:21 am

Broken lock Apologies once again for my disappearance from the website. It’s been a tough few weeks with so much stress you wouldn’t believe. Unfortunately I had my house broken into and although at first it only seemed like they stole my flat screen television, they returned a few nights later to steal my car. They took the my spare keys when they broke in and I didn’t notice. The cheeky little b*stards had the nerve to come back to the house while we were in to steal the car.

As you can imagine I’ve spent the last couple of weeks gathering documents together, filling in insurance forms and generally feeling a bit down about the whole thing. Thankfully my car has now turned up and it looks like it isn’t too badly damaged but it’s not what you need when you’ve got a baby on the way in under 5 weeks. I’m sure it’ll all get sorted it out soon.

So that’s why there has been no new podcast, no new mixes and no posts on the website. I just didn’t have the time or the energy to do it but I’m back once again like a renegade master! I’m looking to get a new podcast done over the weekend and hopefully a new mix too. And talking of mixes I’ve just added an RSS feed for the mixes so they will automatically download in iTunes or your favourite podcatcher if you subscribe to it. You’ll find it here. I’ll add the various remixes and productions that I’m doing to this feed to so if you’re a DJ, or just a fan, then make sure that you subscribe to it. I’ll also update the subcription page at some point soon to point to all of the feeds that are available from me.

Charts : 29th April 2007

 Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 10:05 am
  1. Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride (Young Punx Remix) – Southern Fried Records
  2. Calvin Harris – The Girls (Micky Slim’s Bomb Squad Mix) – Fly Eye
  3. Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat (Original Mix) – Souther Fried Records
  4. Alibi vs Rockerfeller – Sexual Healing (Dennis Christopher Remix) – Gusto
  5. Rainer Weichold vs Dandi & Ugo – Infinite Template (Kissy Sellout Remix) – Great Stuff
  6. Chris Lake – Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix) – Rising Music
  7. Don Diablo – Blow (Mason Remix) – Gut Records
  8. Larry Tee – Licky (Herve Goes Low Remix) – CDR
  9. Rogue Traders – Way To Go (My Digital Enemy Remix) – Ariola
  10. Richard Grey – Warped Bass (Club Mix) – Apollo
  11. DJ DLG – Your Eyes – Eyezcream Recordings
  12. Soulseekerz – Party For The Weekend (DJ Bomba’s Party Hard For The Weekend Mix) – Positiva
  13. Eddie Thoneick – Forgiveness (Lifted Vocal Mix) – White
  14. Coronell – Keep On Jumpin (Lisa Marie Experience 2007 Remix) – Gusto Records
  15. Tim Le El – Forward – Scream and Shout Recordings
  16. The Young Punx – You’ve Got To (Soulseekerz Dub) – Mofo Hifi
  17. The Absolute – There Will Come A Day (Mark!’s Full-On Vocal Mix) – Blue Plate Records
  18. Ne-Yo – Because Of You (Sunfreakz Dub) – Def Jam
  19. I Am Finn – Hard (David E Sugar Remix) – Ugly Truth
  20. D Ramirez – La Discotek (Darren Emerson Remix) – Underwater