September 2007

Mixes / Podcasts : September Mix 2007

 Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 8:56 pm

DJ Cruze September 2007 mix
Don’t you hate being full of a cold? I do and the only way to combat it is with a dose of funky house music. Ok, well I’m sure a doctor might just prescribe paracetamol and plenty of water and rest but this is Dr. DJ Cruze talking! I prescribe funky music for most things! 😉

I decided to go for something a little less commercial and add more vocals to the mix this time. I’ve not done a funky mix in a while so I thought I’d give you a nice little warm up mix. Stick it on before you go out or perhaps when you get back in after a big night out and enjoy the funky vibes. I know it’s unfashionable to admit it but I love the Simply Red track. Grant Nelson gives us a fantastic dub version with only sparse use of Mick Hucknall’s soulful voice. Sometimes it’s better just to judge a track on merit and not think about who the track is actually by!

Enjoy the tunes and turn it up loud!

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Tracklisting

  1. Mutya Buena – Real Girl (Moto Blanco Dub Remix) – Island Records
  2. Sanny X – Higher (Davide Loi Funky House Remix) – White
  3. Nate James – High Times (Danny S Club Mix) – Frofunk
  4. Vee Scott – Gimme Your Love (Bob Roberts Mix) – UMM
  5. Jazztronik – Samurai (Redsoul Edit) – Pantone
  6. Chris Lake – Carry Me Away (Original Club Mix) – Rising Music
  7. Soul Corporation – Let’s Go Together (Original Vocal Mix) – Brass
  8. Simply Red – Stay (Grant Nelson Dub) – Simplyred.com
  9. Freemasons – Atlantic Pacific – Loaded
  10. Outwork feat. Mr Gee – Elektro (Joey Negro Club Mix) – Defected

Charts : 16th September 2007

 Monday, September 17th 2007, 8:46 pm
  1. Congress – 40 Miles (Raul Rincon Remix) – AATW
  2. Freemasons – Uninvited (Club Mix) – Loaded
  3. Stonebridge – You Don’t Know (Wawa Remix) – Stoneyboy
  4. The H-Men – Show Your Love (Bini & Martini Club Mix) – Brass
  5. Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (StoneBridge Club Mix) – Monkey Puzzle Records
  6. Ali Love – Late Night Session (Supafly Remix) – Sony BMG
  7. M&S – Let The Music Spill (M&S Klub Mix) – Brass
  8. My Digital Enemy – Wasted – Used and Abused Music
  9. Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels – It’s Our Future (Deadmau5 Remix) – Musica Diaz Toro
  10. Soulshaker & Ce Ce Penniston – Shame Shame Shame (Smax & Gold Remix) – AATW
  11. Mark Ronson – Valerie (Andy Cato ‘Pack Up And Dance’ Remix) – Columbia
  12. Pet Shop Boys – Integral (Dave Spoon Dub) – Parlophone
  13. Alex & Filip – Under (Jay Cox Shutter Dub) – Fizeek Records
  14. Rize – Te Quiero (Kortezman Remix) – Groove Connection
  15. Alex Gaudino – Que Pasa Contigo (Extended Mix) – Rise
  16. Nick Nite & Tex Mex – Mexico (Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace Remix) – Muschi Tunes
  17. The Young Punx – Your Music Is Killing Me (The Young Punx Club Mix) – Mofo Hifi
  18. Hardrox – Feel The Hard Rock (Club Mix) – Data
  19. Sugartape – Summerdaze (Joseph Armani Remix) – Bigstar Records
  20. Loverush UK! – Don’t Leave (Mal Black & Dave Lievense Remix) – LUK!

Charts : 9th September 2007

 Monday, September 10th 2007, 10:02 pm
  1. Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (StoneBridge Club Mix) – Monkey Puzzle Records
  2. Freemasons – Uninvited (Club Mix) – Loaded
  3. M&S – Let The Music Spill (M&S Klub Mix) – Brass
  4. Stonebridge – You Don’t Know (Wawa Remix) – Stoneyboy
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Integral (Dave Spoon Dub) – Parlophone
  6. Rize – Te Quiero (Kortezman Remix) – Groove Connection
  7. My Digital Enemy – Wasted – Used and Abused Music
  8. Alex Gaudino – Que Pasa Contigo (Extended Mix) – Rise
  9. Ali Love – Late Night Session (Supafly Remix) – Sony BMG
  10. Nick Nite & Tex Mex – Mexico (Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace Remix) – Muschi Tunes
  11. The Young Punx – Your Music Is Killing Me (The Young Punx Club Mix) – Mofo Hifi
  12. Hardrox – Feel The Hard Rock (Club Mix) – Data
  13. Sugartape – Summerdaze (Eddie Thoneick Remix) – Bigstar Records
  14. K-Klass – Let Me Show You Love (ATFC Remix) – AATW
  15. The Shapeshifters – New Day (Extended Mix) – Positiva
  16. Congress – 40 Miles (Raul Rincon Remix) – AATW
  17. Paris Avenue – Feel It (It’s So Good) (Soul Seekerz Remix) – Upside Records
  18. SE:SA – Like This Like That (Extended Vocal) – Positiva
  19. BassMonkeys – The Answer (Smax & Gold Remix) – Fierce Angel
  20. Timbaland – The Way I Are (Zya & Bada Remix) – White

News : Tunes of the week

 Friday, September 7th 2007, 8:28 pm

Better late than never we have my big tunes of the week.

Timbaland – The Way I Are (Zya & Bada Mix) – White Label
Alex Gaudino
Yes I know it’s Timbaland. Yes, I know it’s “commercial”. Yes, I know it came out a while ago. But have you heard this electro version from two youngsters called Zya & Bada? It caused all sorts of confusion for the guys when Beatport accidentally mislabeled the remix as being an Axwell production. People accused them of trying to ride his wave but it seems to be a simple mistake. Ignoring the controversy they give us a nice dirty house version of the Timbaland tune. It’s got a pumping electro bassline, some nice arpeggiated synths and some 80s pads. It’s a rocking track so see if you can pick it up from somewhere.

Alex Gaudino – Que Pasa Contigo (Extended Mix) – Rise
Alex Gaudino
Alex Gaudino is back after his cheeky Destination Calabria bootleg with a summer soaked funky house anthem. It’s a fine slice of balearic house music on the cut-up disco tip. Featuring vocals from the gorgeous Sam Obernick who sang on Tim Deluxe’s “Just Won’t Do”, it’s got a funky, filtered chanting sample in the background and some nice warm electric piano – perfect for those post-summer evenings. The only thing which may put you off is the Bob Sinclar style whistling that comes in half way through. I’m not sure if I like it or not but it doesn’t detract too much from this wicked tune.

Ali Love – Late Night Session (Supafly Remix) – Sony BMG
Ali Love - Late Night Session
Ali Love is a relatively unknown London lad who had just released this hot new track “Late Night Session”. In his own words it is “an irresistible slice of disco, funk and pop with Ali Love inviting the world back to his flat for an after hours session of dancing and romancing amongst the neon lights and street fights.” The two hot mixes in the package are from Supafly and Paul Epworth aka Phones. Supafly bring us a chunky 80s house vibe in s Seamus Haji stylee. This is peak time funky house music and it rocks! Phones gives us his Filter Francais Remix which sounds like it could have come straight out of the hands of the hands of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo or Thomas Bangalter. Plenty of cut-up disco, plenty of filtering, plenty of bitcrushing and lots of compression. What more do you want? An storming remix as always from Mr. Epworth.

Ian Carey – Redlight – GFAB
Ian Carey
Ian Carey is back with another killer track on his GFAB record label. He’s gone for the dirty house angle on this track and it’s a 2am dancefloor destroyer. A simple but effective bassline combined with a reverb tinged square wave lead works helps this to pump along. Added into the mix are the gorgeous vocals, some classic Carey drums and you’ve got another big hit for the producer du jour. Lovely!

News : Old podcasts are back

 Monday, September 3rd 2007, 2:30 pm

Episodes #1 to #8 of the DJ Cruze podcast should now be back online. Drop me an email if you still have problems.

I haven’t had time to re-upload some of the old mixes but I should get a chance to do that one night this week. All of the mixes should then be up to date.

Podcasts : Episode #32 – Is Anyone Still Subscribed?!

 Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 10:45 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast #32

Evening all. I’ve managed to find another couple of hours to get an official podcast done rather than just a mix which I put out a couple of weeks ago. It’s got plenty of new funky tunes on there and an absolutely classic Cruze classic! If you’ve never heard the Graeme Park mix of The Brand New Heavies track “Back To Love” played LOUD in a club then you’ve never lived. It’s a quality feel good house tune with a stonking piano remix by the ex-Hacienda DJ Graeme Park. An absolutely amazing tune!

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Also on the podcast are some other great funky tracks remixed by men of the moment, Wawa, and the new kid on the dirty house block, Deadmau5. Hopefully I’ll have more time to do a podcast each month again as well as a monthly mix. That’s the plan anyway! Enjoy the tunes.

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Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • Charlean Dance – Mr DJ (Moto Blanco Dub) – Positiva
    • Vee Scott – Gimme Your Love (Bob Roberts Mix) – UMM Records
    • Peak Time Killerz – Want You Back (Thomas Gold & Wawa Original Mix) – Sume Music
    • Dobi Kwe – Feel That Jam! (Wawa Remix) – White
    • Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Original Mix) – Southern Fried Records
    • Calvin Harris – Merrymaking At My Place (Deadmau5 Remix) – Fly Eye
    • Weekend Masters – I Found A Love (Dave Armstrong & DJ DLG Mix) – Hit! Records
    • NJoi – Can’t Get Enough (Club Mix) – New Black Records
    • Hi_Tack – Let’s Dance (Dennis Christopher Dub) – Gusto
  • Cruze classic from 1994:
    • The Brand New Heavies – Back To Love (Graeme Park Club Mix) – FFRR

Charts : 2nd September 2007

 Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 9:46 pm
  1. K-Klass – Let Me Show You Love (ATFC Remix) – AATW
  2. The Shapeshifters – New Day (Extended Mix) – Positiva
  3. Ear Dis – Hey Girl (Soul Seekerz Remix) – Gusto
  4. BassMonkeys – The Answer (Smax & Gold Remix) – Fierce Angel
  5. Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (StoneBridge Club Mix) – Monkey Puzzle Records
  6. Timbaland – The Way I Are (Zya & Bada Remix) – White
  7. Alex Gaudino – Que Pasa Contigo (Extended Mix) – Rise
  8. Ali Love – Late Night Session (Supafly Remix) – Sony BMG
  9. Ian Carey – Redlite – GFAB
  10. Freejak – The Strings (Club Mix) – Muck
  11. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso vs Salem Al Fakir – It’s True (Original Mix) – Axtone
  12. Nick Nite & Tex Mex – Mexico (Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace Remix) – Muschi Tunes
  13. Deniz Koyu – Smash Up (Original Mix) – Scream and Shout
  14. Jaime Jay – To Make You Feel Alright (Michael Woods Full Vox Remix) – White
  15. Congress – 40 Miles (Raul Rincon Remix) – AATW
  16. The Chemical Brothers – The Salmon Dance (Herve Remix) – Virgin
  17. Freemasons – Uninvited (Club Mix) – Loaded
  18. T-Empo – Saturday Night Sunday Morning (Digital Dog Remix) – Gusto
  19. Mauro Picotto – Evribadi (Fonzerelli Remix) – SW Records
  20. Holmes Ives – 8 Letters (Cedric Gervais Remix) – Yoshitoshi Recordings