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.

Get the podcast downloaded here:

Download podcast episode #39.

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:

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  1. Yeah! finally πŸ™‚
    thx, “HIGHER” sounds really good πŸ™‚
    another tnx for the classic tune πŸ™‚

  2. Yes, finally mate! πŸ™‚
    It took a while but I got there in the end.

    I’m planning on writing a proper release schedule for the shows so I can my life around them a bit better. I’ll post it online as soon as I’ve done it.

  3. Had to blink twice when i saw the download. Hope all is well Marc πŸ™‚

  4. the absolutely best tune in this podcast:
    “The Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix)”
    it’s awesome!

    But, don’t sweat it, if you don’t have that much time for the podcast: family comes first!

  5. @Si – Haha! I knew I’d get a podcast out in the end.

    @Jochen – Yeah, wicked tune isn’t it? The family definitely comes first but I need to make a bit more time for mixing as I love DJ’ing and podcasting!

  6. Thx for a another hour of your Tunes, Marc. I like the Rhianna Mix for some reason (strange) πŸ˜‰

  7. I think it’s a fantastic remix! Seamus Haji does the business again and I think Rihanna’s voice is really strong. The original mix is terrible when compared to this one!

  8. hey mate,

    absolutly massive the podcast..super geil πŸ™‚

    when we trink the next JÀgermeister together??:-)
    i hope you come to Germany pretty soon and we rock the party.
    The rocking boys are waiting..:-)


  9. Jaegermeister? Never again after last time! I was so ill mate!
    Hopefully I’ll be back in Germany soon. Would be nice to see you and the boys Florian.

  10. woo-hoo!!! The wait was well worth it, dude. Thanks for putting together another fine mix. Guess what i’ll be rolling with this evening πŸ˜‰

  11. No problems poltraite. As I said in the show, I’m going to try and give you all a proper schedule so you know when you can expect a new show. I’m aiming for one a month from now on so watch this space!

  12. Hay djcruze! wish your podcasts were at least an extra hour long! just as things start warming up you say goodbye!
    love your work! keep the beats coming!
    respect!!!!! πŸ™‚

  13. Enjoyed the show, my latest is up too for thosethat are intersted. BTW The main competition in house podcasting, at least as far as I know, today had 16000 downloads today! Must cost hom a fortune in bandwidth.

  14. This fucking rules BIG time πŸ™‚

  15. “Higher” is HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. “I’m going Higher”:)

  17. Yo! Love the Higher cut! Excellent vocals and sensational beats! Keep em coming!

  18. @Utopia: I have at least 20,000 downloads per month on just one show and yes, it costs! Would like my own server but unless people donate towards the show I can’t afford it. BTW: Reply to the email I sent you about an interview.

    @Loags: Glad you enjoyed the show. I think an hour is about right. Longer than that and it won’t fit on a CD (for the people who rip it to a CD).

    @John Hunt: Glad you like the tunes!

    @Singa4reals: You know you have great vocals Amber! πŸ˜‰

    @Pnizzle: Glad you like the tune.

  19. I didnt get a reply, seems I posted my email incorrectly!

  20. Have emailed you again mate. I’ve take your email address off the comment to avoid you getting loads of spam!

  21. Awe Shucks:) Thanks Marc:) Track inspired them:)

  22. hey mate,

    who is Utopia??your DJ´friend??


  23. @Singa4Reals: We’re the mutual appreciation society!

    @Florian: Utopia does the Funky House London Style podcast. A wicked mix of tunes. I wanted to interview him so you guys can find out a bit more. Watch this space!

  24. ok thanks Marc:-)

  25. No worries Florian. Make sure you check out his podcast if you haven’t already:

  26. ..does not hear badly..it is funky house music from Utopia.
    who becomes a European champion??England?? ups i am funny marc..:-) :-):-)

  27. We’re not going to be a European champion this year! πŸ™

  28. Hey,
    I really like Golden Cage (very smooth), need you tonight and get shaky (funky tracks)

    p.s.: germany is going to be european champion for sure.


  29. Yeah, I love Golden Cage too.

    I’ll support Germany this year so hope you make it!

  30. Love This Podcast….

    Listen to it all the time while im in school… makes my IT lessons abit more interesting πŸ˜‰

    Keep up the good Work !!! and loving Get Shakey ! great tune !

  31. Hey, what’s up?

    I like this new podcast a lot, Keep on Rising is my favorite song on this one.

  32. I forgot to say thanks for the shoutout!

  33. @Sam: I’m glad to be of service. Now get back to your IT lessons! πŸ˜‰

    @Kelsey: No problems. Thanks for commenting. It’s great to hear from everyone.

  34. hey mate,
    you remember what do you say on the last gig or JÀgermeister gig in Germany πŸ™‚
    we becomme a old school podcast πŸ™‚

    do it for all the vibration people πŸ™‚


  35. I only vaguely remember what I said! Haha!
    I will do it soon mate, I promise.

  36. you say nippel πŸ™‚ hahahahaha

  37. I’m sure I probably said even more than that Florian! Jaegermeister makes me say anything! πŸ˜‰

  38. Excellent

    Nice one Marc, amaxing mix this one. Maybe you should just do them every two montly if they are going to sound like this.

    Keep it up mate πŸ˜€

  39. Thanks mate! I’ll hopefully get the shows out a bit more often now.

  40. hey marc,
    time is to be said really sometimes thank you, for really really wicked podcast over and over again. 15 years I am with DJ Cruze on the way πŸ™‚ . and I hope only some party to rock thank you Marc


  41. Hey Marc,

    Thanks for another fantastic podcast!

    I’m running my first Marathon next weekend, and four of my favourite DJ Cruze podcasts will keep me motivated during the run (#4, 21, 27 and 37…plus some various tracks from other podcasts). Since the run is on Father’s Day, and you’re still a relatively new Dad…it seems to be a good plan, yeah?

    Keep the funky tunes comin’!

    Winnipeg, Manitoba

  42. 20,000 downloads per month? I think I can only dream of having one of my mixes downloaded that many times!

  43. @Florian: No problems mate. You’ve come to most of my parties in Germany over the past 18 years so big love to you too!

    @Grant: Good luck on the marathon and I hope my mixes push you through.

    @Poison Monkey: When you add up all of the downloads over all of the mixes it comes tom ore that 20,000. It’s pretty scary in terms of bandwidth but thankfully I’ve got plenty. If you point me at your mixes I’ll try and send some traffic your way. Contact me using the contact form and we’ll sort it out.

  44. hey marc,
    go to myspace for music friend πŸ™‚


  45. Ok mate. Haven’t logged into myspace in a while so I’d better have a look!

  46. Most incredible podcast I’ve ever heard, DJ Cruze, you do an amazing job on this. I’d say you called it with the Whitest Boy Alive as being the hottest tune…it’s the headliner of all my parties, followed by your remix of Take A Bow.

  47. Thanks for your kind words Eli.

    Yes, The Whitest Boy Alive remix is fantastic isn’t it?
    But I’m afraid I can’t take the credit for the remix of Take A Bow. It’s done by Seamus Haji.