April 2008

Charts : 27th April 2008

 Monday, April 28th 2008, 9:56 pm
  1. Adele – Cold Shoulder (Out Of Office Remix) – XL
  2. Dave Spoon & Paul Harris – Baditude – Toolroom Records
  3. Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Kinky Roland – Fine Day 2008 (Max Sanna Remix) – Loverush Digital
  4. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) – Modular
  5. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo – Pryda
  6. Morgan Page – The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix) – Nettwerk
  7. Anusha – Have It All (Wideboys Detroit Dub) – Avan Records
  8. Tikaro, J.Louis & Ferran feat Clarence – Shine On Me (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Totality Remix) – Gusto
  9. K-Klass – Getting Ready (Wideboys Miami Frozen Dub) – AATW
  10. Andy Hunter – Stars (Phonat Remix) – Nettwerk
  11. Happy Clappers – I Believe (Vandalism Spank daNun Remix) – Art & Craft Recordings
  12. Ricki Lee – U Wanna Little Of This (Wawa Remix) – Hed Kandi
  13. Valeriya – The Party’s Over (Ortega & Gold Vocal Remix) – Hyperactive
  14. Memento – Room 3113 – Supra Recordings
  15. Kylie – In My Arms (Chris Lake Remix) – Parlophone
  16. Lorraine – When I Return To The World (The Camel Rider Dub) – Waterfall Records
  17. Supafly Inc – Be Together (Original) – Eye Industries
  18. Phonat – Ghetto Burnin’ (Original) – Mofo Hifi
  19. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Extended Club Mix) – House Trained
  20. DJ Disciple – Work It Out (Mischa Daniels 2008 Miami Shakedown) – House Trained

News : Alex Harmony – Sonnendeck EP

 Monday, April 21st 2008, 11:10 pm

Alex Harmony - Sonnendeck EP

I have to give a massive shout out to one of my good friends, Alex Harmony, who has just released his first EP “Sonnendeck” on Germany’s Club City Music label. It features two rocking tech house tunes, Artefacts and Sonnendeck. You can check out both of them on the media player on the Club City Music website right now so head on over there.

Artefacts is a great deep and dubby track with its dark vocoded vocal breakdown and Sonnendeck brings us a massive wall of sound that reminds me of an old Orbital track (…I can’t remember which). I think that “sounding like Orbital” is praise enough for his first release and you should look out for the EP on Beatport soon. Make sure you pick it up if you like it deep and dirty!

Big love to you Alex and you beat me to it mate! ;)

Charts : 20th April 2008

 Monday, April 21st 2008, 9:51 pm
  1. Kylie – In My Arms (Chris Lake Remix) – Parlophone
  2. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) – Modular
  3. DJ Disciple – Work It Out (Mischa Daniels 2008 Miami Shakedown) – House Trained
  4. The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (Tom Neville Remix) – Columbia
  5. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo – Pryda
  6. Supafly Inc – Be Together (Original) – Eye Industries
  7. Phonat – Ghetto Burnin’ (Original) – Mofo Hifi
  8. K-Klass – Getting Ready (Wideboys Miami Frozen Dub) – AATW
  9. Happy Clappers – I Believe (Vandalism Spank daNun Remix) – Art & Craft Recordings
  10. Ricki Lee – U Wanna Little Of This (Wawa Remix) – Hed Kandi
  11. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Extended Club Mix) – House Trained
  12. Alex Gaudino – Watch Out (Club Mix) – Data
  13. The Mac Project – Another Love (Big Club Mix) – Hed Kandi
  14. Julie Dennis – Fever (Sultan & Ned Shepard Vocal Mix) – Petulant Records
  15. Alpha Beat – 10000 Nights (Bimbo Jones Remix) – Charisma
  16. Jerry Ropero – The Storm (PhonJaxx Remix) – Positiva
  17. Lexter – Freedom To Love (Chris Ortega & Thomas Gold Mix) – Hit! Records
  18. Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Kinky Roland – Fine Day 2008 (Max Sanna Remix) – Loverush Digital
  19. Tim Deluxe – You Got Tha Touch (Original Mix) – Skint
  20. The Script – We Cry (Bimbo Jones Dub) – RCA

News : Scratching with cassette tapes

 Friday, April 18th 2008, 6:00 pm

Anyone who has seen me DJ’ing knows that I like scratching. I scratch a lot in my DJ sets (although not very much on the podcasts!) and I love to watch technical scratch DJs like Q-Bert, A-Trak and DJ Craze. I got into DJ’ing back in the late 80s because I was a wannabe hip-hop kid. I realised pretty quickly that I was terrible at rapping, even worse at graffiti so I pestered my parents to get me a set of turntables so I could learn to mix and scratch. So I love scratching and turntablism but this video I found via Music Thing is crazy!

DJ Ramsey (an Arizonan DJ I think and not the DJ Ramsey that plays garage over here in the UK) switches turntablism back to the 80s and becomes cassetetapism! He takes two boomboxes and scratches, beat juggles and cuts up tunes by twisting the tape spindle and playing with the tape head. He’s a genius! Check him out:

Via: Music Thing

News : The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)

 Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 11:36 pm

The Whitest Boy Alive - A bunch of geeks!

This has to be THE tune of the summer! I’d never heard of The Whitest Boy Alive but as soon as I heard the Essential Selection last week and this tune kicked in, I immediately recognised the distinctive vocals of one of my favourite singers, Erlend Øye from Kings Of Convenience.

Now Fred Falke has turned this moody little tune into an amazing summer anthem by adding some great electric pianos, a classic Falke bassline and a haunting main synth line. All of that extra production complements Erlend’s haunting vocals and I seriously can’t hear this tune enough.

Check it out on You Tube below:

Here’s the original mix too if you want to hear it. Not as funky as Fred Falke’s mix but it’s still got a nice vibe about it and Erlend’s wicked vocal style.

Charts : 13th April 2008

 Monday, April 14th 2008, 9:45 pm
  1. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Extended Club Mix) – House Trained
  2. Alex Gaudino – Watch Out (Club Mix) – Data
  3. Kylie – In My Arms (Chris Lake Remix) – Parlophone
  4. The Mac Project – Another Love (Big Club Mix) – Hed Kandi
  5. Supafly Inc – Be Together (Original) – Eye Industries
  6. Phonat – Ghetto Burnin’ (Original) – Mofo Hifi
  7. Julie Dennis – Fever (Sultan & Ned Shepard Vocal Mix) – Petulant Records
  8. Alpha Beat – 10000 Nights (Bimbo Jones Remix) – Charisma
  9. Lexter – Freedom To Love (Chris Ortega & Thomas Gold Mix) – Hit! Records
  10. Kirsty Hawkshaw vs Kinky Roland – Fine Day 2008 (Max Sanna Remix) – Loverush Digital
  11. Tim Deluxe – You Got Tha Touch (Original Mix) – Skint
  12. The Script – We Cry (Bimbo Jones Dub) – RCA
  13. Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows (Rubato Remix) – Charisma
  14. Adele – Cold Shoulder (Out Of Office Remix) – XL
  15. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo – Pryda
  16. Paolo Jackson – Funkt (Twocker Remix) – Sheer Dance
  17. Sarah McLeod – White Horse (Whelan & Di Scala Club Mix) – Hyperactive
  18. Crispin J Glover – Never Gonna Give You Up (M Sol Vocal Remix) – Nitelife Records
  19. DJ Lapell – Drinking Chardonnay (Wideboys Electro Remix) – AATW
  20. The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (Tom Neville Remix) – Columbia

News : Bassmonkeys interview

 Friday, April 11th 2008, 12:00 pm

BassMonkeys
I forgot to post about this last week but my funky house friend, Simon Jobling aka One Phat DJ, has posted a great interview that he did with the house production team The Bassmonkeys. You can read it here.

Some good insights into a great production team. Nice one Si!

News : Finally upgraded!

 Thursday, April 10th 2008, 10:52 pm

My new server - a Vic 20

I’ve finally found the time to upgrade my old WordPress installation which runs this site. After reading far too many security scares and getting scary emails from friends, thanks Si, I thought I’d better get it sorted.

So hopefully you won’t notice any difference but I’ve had a few issues with the podcast feed and my mod rewrite rules. If anyone notices anything wrong, either on the site or via the podcast feed, then please get in touch. Hopefully it’s sorted now but I had to get my WordPress install to play nicely with Feedburner

Now that I’m down with the cool kids running WordPress 2.5, I think I’d better get my website in order so watch out for some changes over the next few weeks. I’ve got some good ideas so hopefully I can get them implemented soon. Or perhaps a new podcast would be preferred by the masses! Don’t worry. It’s coming! ;)

Update: Looks like the podcast feeds have been changed so my iTunes downloaded the last 5 episodes again. Sorry about that! You’ll just have to enjoy them all again! ;)

Charts : 6th April 2008

 Monday, April 7th 2008, 11:46 pm
  1. Gusto – Disco’s Revenge 2008 (Freemason’s Vocal Club Mix) – AATW
  2. The Potbelleez – Don’t Hold Back (Sam La More Club Dub) – Frenetic
  3. Jerry Ropero – The Storm (Long Version) – Positiva
  4. Robyn – Who’s That Girl (Seamus Haji Remix) – Konichiwa Records
  5. Tim Deluxe – You Got Tha Touch (Original Mix) – Skint
  6. The Script – We Cry (Bimbo Jones Dub) – RCA
  7. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo – Pryda
  8. The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (Tom Neville Remix) – Columbia
  9. Kylie – In My Arms (Chris Lake Remix) – Parlophone
  10. Supafly Inc – Be Together (Original) – Eye Industries
  11. Dmitry Fyodorov – Signal – Adrian Recordings
  12. Morgan Page – The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix) – Nettwerk
  13. Anusha – Have It All (Wideboys Detroit Dub) – Avan Records
  14. The Mac Project – Another Love (Big Club Mix) – Hed Kandi
  15. Chanelle H – I Want It (Club Junkies Remix) – Eminence Records
  16. Whelan & Di Scala – Never Let Go (Original Mix) – AATW
  17. Jesse – Leavin (Bimbo Jones Dub) – EMI
  18. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Extended Club Mix) – House Trained
  19. Alex Gaudino – Watch Out (Club Mix) – Data
  20. Alpha Beat – 10000 Nights (Bimbo Jones Remix) – Charisma

News : Tiesto in the studio

 Monday, April 7th 2008, 9:53 pm

Sorry to all of the trance fans out there but I saw this the other day and thought it was funny. Not that I think that Tiesto isn’t talented, but the interesting translation underneath did make me laugh a lot.