May 2008

Podcasts : Episode #39 – Higher

 Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:53 pm

Podcast Episode #39 - Higher

Has it really been over two months since I filled your iPods and MP3 players with funky house music? Yet again I am seriously sorry for not getting my hands and decks into action and getting you a mix of the most twisted and funky house and electro tunes around. Life’s always hectic in the DJ Cruze household and this time it’s been more hectic than usual. As a result I’ve decided that I need to get more sensible podcast schedule sorted for you so that you at find a new mix in your musical inbox at least once a month! Watch this space for more details.

So what have I got for you this month? Well, some massive tunes of course from some of my favourite artists and remixers from the past couple of months. We kick off the show with the absolutely massive disco-style anthem from The Whitest Boy Alive as remixed by the soon-to-be-legendary French producer Fred Falke. We’ve also got a great new tune from the prolific remixer Dave Spoon, a couple of great tunes by Mr. Ian Carey.

This month I also supply you with an exclusive new tune from yours truly, DJ Cruze, in my Funkfinders guise. It’s a remake of my old tune Cease which you originally heard on Episode #14 of the DJ Cruze podcast, way back in April 2006 although it’s now called “Higher”. It’s lost the St. Ettiene sample and now features a brilliant new vocal from Amber Dirks, a stunning singer songwriter from the US. She’s added the funk and soul that the track needed and it should be released with 3 or 4 great remixes in the summer on Metrogroove Records. It’s not quite finished yet but I thought you’d like to hear a sneak preview!

Also, the classic this week is a great disco cut-up from 1994 by Floorjam called “Stoneage”. In an exclusive hook-up with a great friend of mine, I’ve managed to secure some copies of this hard to find tune in his record store. If you head to First Rhythm records via this link you can get hold of Floorjam’s “Stoneage” for a great price and he’ll deliver it to anywhere in the world! Being a really nice guy, he’s also giving the DJ Cruze listeners a discount of 15% on orders over £30.00! Thanks Mark! So head there via any of the links on this page and put in the code FRRSPEC1 when you check out. You’ll save even more money! He’s got loads of old tunes so you can expand your collection with some great old and new tunes. Hopefully we can get loads more of the Cruze Classics in his store for you as a lot of them are hard to find now. Big thanks go out to Mark and First Rhythm Records for supplying the Cruze Classic this week.

Enjoy the show and get in touch if you want a shout out. And don’t forget to comment on the show below and tell me what you think.

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Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) – Modular
    • [00:06:47] Paul Harris & Dave Spoon feat Sam Obernik – Baditude (Club Mix) – Toolroom Records
    • [00:12:35] Tim Deluxe – You Got Tha Touch (Original Mix) – Skint
    • [00:18:05] Denis The Menace & Big World – Fired Up (Dabruck & Klein Mix) – 3Beat Blue
    • [00:24:50] Rihanna – Take A Bow (Seamus Haji Remix) – Mercury
    • [00:31:50] DJ Jean – The Launch Relaunched (Olav Basoski Remix) – House Trained
    • DJ Cruze EXCLUSIVE
      • [00:36:23] Funkfinders feat Amber Dirks – Higher – CDR
    • [00:42:38] SW14 – Need You Tonight (Carl Ryden Remix) – Gusto
    • [00:47:48] Ian Carey – Keep On Rising (Jerry Ropero Remix) – Spinnin’ Records
    • [00:54:49] The Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – GFAB Records
  • Cruze classic from 1994:

Charts : 25th May 2008

 Monday, May 26th 2008, 10:51 pm
  1. Ian Carey – Keep On Rising (Vocal Dub Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  2. Buy Now – Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) – La Mode
  3. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Dennis Christopher Club Mix) – House Trained
  4. Freemasons feat Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Barrat & Falconi Remix) – Loaded Records
  5. Rihanna – Take A Bow (Seamus Haji Remix) – Mercury
  6. Denis The Menace vs Big World – Fired Up (Dabruck & Klein Remix) – 3Beat Blue
  7. Nicola Fasano vs Pat-Rich – 75 Brazil Street (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Remix) – Hit! Records
  8. Anna Grace – You Make Me Feel (Extended Remix) – HITT
  9. Crispin J Glover – Are You Gonna Be There? (One Foot In The Groove Mix) – Metrogroove Records
  10. Chicane vs Natasha Beddingfield – Bruised Water (Mischa Daniels Club Mix) – Modena Records
  11. Audiostar – Break It Off (Extended Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  12. Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – GFab Records
  13. Discorama – Giddy Up A Go Go (Flower Power Remix) – Oxyd
  14. Annie – I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me (Soulseekerz Club Mix) – Island
  15. DJ Jean – The Launch Relaunched (Olav Basoski Remix) – House Trained
  16. Robin S – Show Me Love (GRN’s Galactic Club Mix) – Champion
  17. Natural High – I Don’t Think So (Extended Mix) – Montana Entertainment
  18. Donna Summer – I’m On Fire (Lost Daze Remix) – Sony BMG
  19. DJ Q – You Wot! (7th Heaven Remix) – Maximum Bas
  20. Liz Kay – True Faith (Digital Dog Club Mix) – AATW

Charts : 18th May 2008

 Monday, May 19th 2008, 9:13 pm
  1. DJ Jean – The Launch Relaunched (Olav Basoski Remix) – House Trained
  2. Robin S – Show Me Love (GRN’s Galactic Club Mix) – Champion
  3. Buy Now – Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) – La Mode
  4. Ian Carey – Keep On Rising (Vocal Dub Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  5. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Dennis Christopher Club Mix) – House Trained
  6. Rihanna – Take A Bow (Seamus Haji Remix) – Mercury
  7. Denis The Menace vs Big World – Fired Up (Dabruck & Klein Remix) – 3Beat Blue
  8. Freemasons feat Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Barrat & Falconi Remix) – Loaded Records
  9. Audiostar – Break It Off (Extended Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  10. Natural High – I Don’t Think So (Extended Mix) – Montana Entertainment
  11. Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – GFab Records
  12. Discorama – Giddy Up A Go Go (Flower Power Remix) – Oxyd
  13. DJ Q – You Wot! (7th Heaven Remix) – Maximum Bas
  14. Change – Angel In My Pocket (Soul Seekerz Re-Mix) – Stage Records
  15. Victor Imbres & Rob Davis – Changes (Original Club Mix) – Greenlight Records
  16. Tikaro, J.Louis & Ferran feat Clarence – Shine On Me (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Totality Remix) – Gusto
  17. Ricki Lee – U Wanna Little Of This (Wawa Remix) – Hed Kandi
  18. Julie Dennis – Fever (Sultan & Ned Shepard Vocal Mix) – Petulant Records
  19. Valeriya – The Party’s Over (Ortega & Gold Vocal Remix) – Hyperactive
  20. TMW feat Carrie Harrington – Rock Da House (Kinky Roland Remix) – Lugano Records

Charts : 11th May 2008

 Monday, May 12th 2008, 10:06 pm
  1. Tikaro, J.Louis & Ferran feat Clarence – Shine On Me (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Totality Remix) – Gusto
  2. Ricki Lee – U Wanna Little Of This (Wawa Remix) – Hed Kandi
  3. Julie Dennis – Fever (Sultan & Ned Shepard Vocal Mix) – Petulant Records
  4. Valeriya – The Party’s Over (Ortega & Gold Vocal Remix) – Hyperactive
  5. Ian Carey – Keep On Rising (Vocal Dub Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  6. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Dennis Christopher Club Mix) – House Trained
  7. Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – GFab Records
  8. DJ Jean – The Launch Relaunched (Olav Basoski Remix) – House Trained
  9. Audiostar – Break It Off (Extended Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  10. Atrocite – Temptations (Original Mix) – Scream And Shout Recordings
  11. King Brain & Bart Van Der Zwaan – Sunlight (Vox Mix) – Used And Abused Recordings
  12. Robin S – Show Me Love (GRN’s Galactic Club Mix) – Champion
  13. Dave Spoon & Paul Harris – Baditude – Toolroom Records
  14. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) – Modular
  15. Bimbo Jones – Harlem One Stop (Thomas Regnault Remix) – White
  16. Three Drives – Greece 2000 (Chris Reece Remix) – S2 Records
  17. Happy Clappers – I Believe (Vandalism Spank daNun Remix) – Art & Craft Recordings
  18. K-Klass – Getting Ready (Wideboys Miami Frozen Dub) – AATW
  19. Made In London – London Skank – White
  20. Buy Now – Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) – La Mode

Charts : 4th May 2008

 Monday, May 5th 2008, 10:08 pm
  1. Happy Clappers – I Believe (Vandalism Spank daNun Remix) – Art & Craft Recordings
  2. K-Klass – Getting Ready (Wideboys Miami Frozen Dub) – AATW
  3. Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – GFab Records
  4. DJ Jean – The Launch Relaunched (Olav Basoski Remix) – House Trained
  5. Dave Spoon & Paul Harris – Baditude – Toolroom Records
  6. Buy Now – Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) – La Mode
  7. Tikaro, J.Louis & Ferran feat Clarence – Shine On Me (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Totality Remix) – Gusto
  8. Andy Hunter – Stars (Phonat Remix) – Nettwerk
  9. Ricki Lee – U Wanna Little Of This (Wawa Remix) – Hed Kandi
  10. Valeriya – The Party’s Over (Ortega & Gold Vocal Remix) – Hyperactive
  11. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix) – Modular
  12. Bimbo Jones – Harlem One Stop (Thomas Regnault Remix) – White
  13. Lorraine – When I Return To The World (The Camel Rider Dub) – Waterfall Records
  14. Horny United – Crazy Paris (Klass Remix) – Attractive Music
  15. EDX – Premium Line (Original Mix) – Pinkstar
  16. SW14 – Need You Tonight (Carl Ryden Remix) – Gusto
  17. Dobenback feat Joanna – Please Don’t Go (Chris Reece Too Late Mix) – S2 Records
  18. The Presets – This Boy’s In Love (Lifelike Remix) – Modular
  19. Corey Gibbons – Chocolate Loving (Corey Gibbons Kawa & Legaz Mix) – Kawa Music
  20. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo – Pryda