June 2008

Charts : 29th June 2008

 Monday, June 30th 2008, 11:00 pm
  1. Mike Di Scala & Colin Airey – Space & Time (Deadmau5 Vocal Mix) – 3Beat Blue
  2. Gabriella Cilmi – Save The Lies (Be Good To Me) (Out Of Office Remix) – Island
  3. Axwell & Bob Sinclar feat Ron Carroll – What A Wonderful World – Yellow Productions
  4. Sam Sparro – 21st Century Life (Kraak & Smaak Remix) – Modus Vivendi Records
  5. James Doman – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Carl Ryden Remix) – Positiva
  6. Seamus Haji vs Lords Of Flatbush – 24H (Norman Doray Remix) – Big Love
  7. Arno Cost & Norman Doray present The Freshmakers – Miracle (Original Mix) – Serial Records
  8. Adele – Hometown Glory (Axwell Club Mix) – XL
  9. Machines Don’t Care – Afrojacker – Machines Don’t Care
  10. The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go (Tom Neville’s Keep It Quiet Dub) – Columbia
  11. Skepta – Rolex Sweep (Whelan & Di Scala Remix) – Data Records
  12. Kylie – The One (The Freemasons Mix) – Parlophone
  13. Sunfreak – Drive Out (Thomas Gold & Francesco Diaz Remix) – Oxyd
  14. Gadjo – It’s Alright (Alex Gaudino Remix) – Vendetta Records
  15. Antigone – More Man Than Man (Bassmonkeys Remix) – Yoctopus
  16. Ryan Ferrada – Dirty In The Club (Future Freakz Dub) – Big Bucks Music
  17. Wi-Fi feat. Siobhan – Last Night (Alex Gaudino Remix) – AATW
  18. Supercrunch – Alright (Watch This) (Original Club Mix) – Rhythm Scan
  19. Connected feat Max C – A Feeling (Fonzerelli Mix) – Big In Ibiza
  20. Thomas Sari – Tom Hustler (Javelo Remix) – Vokuhila

News : Kings Of Spit Mashup

 Friday, June 27th 2008, 9:18 am

I’ve just been pointed at a wicked bootleg mash-up of Spit’s “Falling” (Daddy’s Groove Magic Island mix) with the classic acapella from Kings Of Tomorrow’s “Finally”. Works really well. What do you lot think?

Although I don’t normally directly link to MP3 files I’ll make an exception just this once. If you like this mash-up and want a direct download link then click here.

Update: I’ve decided that it’s not worth being flagged as an MP3 blog so I’ve taken the link down. Enjoy the video though and I’m sure you can find the bootleg if you want to.

News : Added Gravatars to the comments

 Thursday, June 26th 2008, 6:30 pm

Bone Gramaphone

Go and get yourself a Globally Recognised Avatar, better known as Gravatar and your beautiful picture will now appear in the comments. I’ve been meaning to do a refresh of the site for a while and haven’t had the time. Nothing new there then!

So instead I’m going for the “updated it slowly in dribs and drabs” approach to my website. Over the next few weeks, months and (probably) years I’ll try and get the site into shape. There are loads of things I want to do with it but just never seem to have the time. First thing I’d like is a proper logo and I’m sure there must be a DJ Cruze Podcast listener who would help me out. Give me a shout if you’re a logo designer who fancies some extra work.

Charts : 22nd June 2008

 Monday, June 23rd 2008, 11:19 pm
  1. Connected feat Max C – A Feeling (Fonzerelli Mix) – Big In Ibiza
  2. Love Assasins – Teardrops (Yer Man Remix) – Big In Ibiza
  3. Axwell & Bob Sinclar feat Ron Carroll – What A Wonderful World – Yellow Productions
  4. Arno Cost & Norman Doray present The Freshmakers – Miracle (Original Mix) – Serial Records
  5. Mike Di Scala & Colin Airey – Space & Time (Deadmau5 Vocal Mix) – 3Beat Blue
  6. Katie May – You’re The Only One (Thomas Gold Remix) – AATW
  7. Seamus Haji vs Lords Of Flatbush – 24H (Norman Doray Remix) – Big Love
  8. Adele – Hometown Glory (Axwell Club Mix) – XL
  9. Sam Sparro – 21st Century Life (Kraak & Smaak Remix) – Modus Vivendi Records
  10. Firetruck – Burning (Club Mix) – Destined Records
  11. Machines Don’t Care – Afrojacker – Machines Don’t Care
  12. Das Pop – Underground (Van She Club Mix) – Ugly Truth
  13. The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go (Tom Neville’s Keep It Quiet Dub) – Columbia
  14. The Feeling – Turn It Up (Alex Gaudino Remix) – Island
  15. Freemasons feat Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Freemasons 2008 Club Mix) – Loaded Records
  16. Anna Grace – You Make Me Feel (Extended Remix) – HITT
  17. Skepta – Rolex Sweep (Whelan & Di Scala Remix) – Data Records
  18. Sneaky Sound System – Pictures (Tonight Only Remix) – 14th Floor Records
  19. Madonna – Give It 2 Me (Eddie Amador Dub) – Warner Brothers
  20. Gianluca Motta feat. Molly – Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix) – We Love Muzik

News : Nelly Furtado “Maneater” (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix) Video

 Monday, June 23rd 2008, 10:38 pm

Thanks to Kev for pointing me at this fan video that someone has done which uses my remix of Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater”. Awesome! Thanks to Vikuliusik on YouTube.

If you want to download the remix and haven’t then check it out here.

Podcasts : Episode #40 – Afrojacker

 Sunday, June 22nd 2008, 10:45 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #40 - Afrojacker

Another podcast so quickly after the last one? Yeah, I don’t believe it either.

Here’s another slice of quality house tunes for your MP3 player from the DJ Cruze studios. There are some massive tracks on this week’s show. I’m loving the cheeky bootleg remix of Eric Prydz “Pjanoo” done by one of my favourite Swedish producers Patrick L. Sinden and Herve go crazy with the drums and horns in their new guise as Machines Don’t Care and their wicked track “Afrojacker”. Pump that one up loud. And what can I say about the Cruze Classic that is “Ultra Flava” by Farley and Heller? AWESOME! That’s what!

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 #40.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] Liquid Nation feat. Andrea Britton – Breathe Life (Chris Ortega & Thomas Gold Dub) – Hit! Records
    • [00:07:15] The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go (Tom Neville’s Keep It Quiet Dub) (Funkfinders cut-up edit) – Columbia
    • [00:14:00] Gabriella Cilmi – Save The Lies (Be Good To Me) (Out Of Office Remix) – Island
    • [00:20:00] Katie May – You’re The Only One (Thomas Gold Remix) – AATW
    • [00:26:32] Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Patrick L Remix) – CDR
    • [00:31:17] Machines Don’t Care – Afrojacker – Machines Don’t Care
    • [00:35:28] Connected feat. Max C – A Feeling (Fonzerelli Mix) – Big In Ibiza
    • [00:40:28] Freemasons feat. Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Freemasons 2008 Club Mix) – Loaded Records
    • [00:46:58] Horny United – Crazy Paris 2008 (Klaas Remix) – Attractive Music
  • Cruze classic from 1995:
    • [01:00:34] Heller N Farley Project – Ultra Flava – Jus’ Trax

Next podcast: 20th July 2008. Don’t be late!

Charts : 15th June 2008

 Monday, June 16th 2008, 9:22 pm
  1. Freemasons feat Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Freemasons 2008 Club Mix) – Loaded Records
  2. Natural Born Grooves – Candy On The Dancefloor (Cahill Mix) – 3Beat Blue
  3. Machines Don’t Care – Afrojacker – Machines Don’t Care
  4. Connected feat Max C – A Feeling (Fonzerelli Mix) – Big In Ibiza
  5. Katie May – You’re The Only One (Thomas Gold Remix) – AATW
  6. Anna Grace – You Make Me Feel (Extended Remix) – HITT
  7. The Ting Tings – Shut Up And Let Me Go (Tom Neville’s Keep It Quiet Vocal Mix) – Columbia
  8. Sam Sparro – 21st Century Life (Kraak & Smaak Remix) – Modus Vivendi Records
  9. The Feeling – Turn It Up (Alex Gaudino Remix) – Island
  10. Liquid Nation feat Andrea Britton – Breathe Life (Chris Ortega & Thomas Gold Remix) – Hit! Records
  11. Mike Di Scala & Colin Airey – Space & Time (Original Mix) – 3Beat Blue
  12. Love Assasins – Teardrops (Yer Man Remix) – Big In Ibiza
  13. Gabriella Cilmi – Save The Lies (Be Good To Me) (Out Of Office Remix) – Island
  14. Chicane vs Natasha Beddingfield – Bruised Water (Mischa Daniels Club Mix) – Modena Records
  15. Rihanna – Take A Bow (Seamus Haji Remix) – Mercury
  16. Ian Carey – Keep On Rising (Vocal Dub Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  17. Nicola Fasano vs Pat-Rich – 75 Brazil Street (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Remix) – Hit! Records
  18. Denis The Menace vs Big World – Fired Up (Dabruck & Klein Remix) – 3Beat Blue
  19. The Grower feat Corey Andrew – Move Your Body (Jesse Garcia Remix) – Caballero Records
  20. Madcon – Beggin’ (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Fatality Dub) – RCA

News : Podcast release schedule 2008

 Thursday, June 12th 2008, 10:24 pm

DJ Cruze Podcasts

I seem to have a hard time making the time for podcasts at the moment so as I mentioned in episode 39 of the DJ Cruze podcast, I thought I’d would create a release schedule. This will help to motivate me to release a show and also to help you to find out when the next mix of funky house music will be popping onto your MP3 player. I’ll try and release in a consistent manner and hopefully supplement the podcast with extra mixes and old mixes.

So here is the release schedule for the rest of the year.

Update: It’s now in a hCalendar microformat thanks to Si.

DJ Cruze Podcast Schedule 2008

  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #40Sunday 22nd June 2008
  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #41Sunday 20th July 2008
  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #42Sunday 24th August 2008
  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #43Sunday 21st September 2008
  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #44Sunday 19th October 2008
  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #45Sunday 23rd November 2008
  • DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #46Sunday 21st December 2008

News : Rappers as animals

 Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:50 pm

Big Daddy Kane as a Crane

I came across these fantastic illustrations by Patrick Moberg the other day and just had to share them with you. He’s taken lots of old and new rappers and depicted them as animals. My personal favourites are Big Daddy Kane (aka Big Daddy Crane) and Biz Markie (aka Griz Markie). If you’re a bit younger than I am then you might have no idea who these rappers are so check out Eminhen instead! Awesome work!

Charts : 8th June 2008

 Monday, June 9th 2008, 8:58 pm
  1. Anna Grace – You Make Me Feel (Extended Remix) – HITT
  2. Chicane vs Natasha Beddingfield – Bruised Water (Mischa Daniels Club Mix) – Modena Records
  3. Rihanna – Take A Bow (Seamus Haji Remix) – Mercury
  4. Ian Carey – Keep On Rising (Vocal Dub Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  5. The Feeling – Turn It Up (Alex Gaudino Remix) – Island
  6. Natural Born Grooves – Candy On The Dancefloor (Cahill Mix) – 3Beat Blue
  7. Nicola Fasano vs Pat-Rich – 75 Brazil Street (Kenny Hayes Sunshine Funk Remix) – Hit! Records
  8. Katie May – You’re The Only One (Thomas Gold Remix) – AATW
  9. Connected feat Max C – A Feeling (Fonzerelli Mix) – Big In Ibiza
  10. Denis The Menace vs Big World – Fired Up (Dabruck & Klein Remix) – 3Beat Blue
  11. Freemasons feat Katherine Ellis – When You Touch Me (Barrat & Falconi Remix) – Loaded Records
  12. The Grower feat Corey Andrew – Move Your Body (Jesse Garcia Remix) – Caballero Records
  13. Madcon – Beggin’ (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Fatality Dub) – RCA
  14. Love Assasins – Teardrops (Yer Man Remix) – Big In Ibiza
  15. Buy Now – Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) – La Mode
  16. Denise Lopez – Don’t You Wanna Be Mine (Dennis Christopher Club Mix) – House Trained
  17. Crispin J Glover – Are You Gonna Be There? (One Foot In The Groove Mix) – Metrogroove Records
  18. Klaas – Feel The Love (D.O.N.S. & DBN Remix) – Scream and Shout Recordings
  19. Audiostar – Break It Off (Extended Mix) – Spinnin’ Records
  20. Ian Carey Project – Get Shaky (Ian Carey Vocal Mix) – GFab Records