September 2008

News : Free Download – Chemical Brothers Soulwax Remix

 Sunday, September 28th 2008, 10:30 am
The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax 2 Many DJs Remix)

The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy, Hey Girl (Soulwax 2 Many DJs Remix)

After posting about The Chemical Brothers’ “Midnight Madness” video last week I recieved a nice email from Shamara from Cornerstone Promotion who said:

Hey, I just saw that you had posted up about The Chemical Brothers. We’re
working their album here at Cornerstone, so I just wanted to make sure you had
everything. You can get a free Soulwax remix MP3 of “Hey Boy Hey Girl” via the Brother’s website. I was wondering if you’d post that link up for your
readers in your original post.

So a big thanks to Shamara for getting in touch and here’s the link to the “Soulwax 2 Many DJs Mix” of “Hey Boy, Hey Girl” by The Chemical Brothers. For FREE! Enjoy!

News : Daft Punk vs Adam Freeland – Aer OBAMA

 Saturday, September 27th 2008, 12:00 pm

Whilst reading Discobelle today I came across this wicked bootleg that the breaks producer Adam Freeland did for his set at Coachella. It’s a cheeky cut up of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic”, some slightly beefed up drums and a Speak N Spell computer vocal spelling out the words “Obama” and “you are correct”. I’m sure it went down a storm with the democrats at the party!

I’m not one for posting links to MP3s on my site (other than those I have done myself!) but you can get hold of it via the Discobelle site if you want to.

Via: Discobelle

News : Warehouse Project 2008 – Sasha

 Friday, September 26th 2008, 6:00 pm
The Warehouse Project 2008 - Sasha

The Warehouse Project 2008 - Sasha

I’m off to the opening of the Warehouse Project 2008 tonight for an Ibiza reunion with the guys. Should be a great night of catching up with everyone and we’re all looking forward to seeing what tunes Sasha pulls out of his virtual box. I’m hoping for some early 90s piano classics from his Shelly’s days but I don’t think it’ll happen! 😉

I’m really looking forward to hearing Paul Woolford too as I haven’t heard him DJ for a good few years. Last time I heard him (probably early 2001/2) he was great so he should provide us with some corking tech-house. I think he plays an Ableton Live set too so it’ll be a night of geeks in front of laptops!

Also on the bill are LocoDice (who insist on having a crappy Flash webpage – just give me the information without all of the Flash animations please!) Not sure if they’re playing live or doing a DJ set but I’m looking forward to seeing them too. I’m not the biggest tech/minimal house fan but I’m always open to new tunes so it should be a great night. I’ll let you know how it was once I’ve recovered!

News : Awesome Autokratz Video

 Friday, September 26th 2008, 12:00 pm

AUTOKRATZ – Stay The Same
by MaisonKitsune

I just came across this awesome video for the new track from Autokratz called “Stay The Same”. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t know much Autokratz until I heard this but they’re an electro-house (electro-pop?) act with a similar sort of vibe as Justice, Digitalism and the like. They’re based in London and sure we’ll hear plenty more of their distorted synths and quirky indie vocals in the months to come. If you want to pick up their album “Down and Out in Paris and London” then you can get it here.

Anyway, this video caught my attention as it has a real charm about it. It features loads of different animated sequences which showing things not staying the same! Check out the video (above) and hopefully you guys will like it too.

It reminds me of the old Royksopp video for “Remind Me”, which is possibly one of the best videos ever made! See it below:

Charts : 22nd September 2008

 Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:42 pm
  1. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix) – CDR
  2. DJ DLG – Where Are You Now? (Demo Extended Mix) – Subliminal Records
  3. Funkerman feat JW – One For Me (Original Mix) – Stealth
  4. Passenger 10 – Mirage (EDX’s 5un5hine Mxi) – Sirup
  5. Basement Jaxx – Twerk – XL Recordings
  6. Wawa & Herd – The Right Way (Chris Ortega Mix) – JFunk Recordings
  7. Mark Knight & Funkagenda – The Man With The Red Face (Morris T Remix) – Oxyd
  8. Sneaky Sound System – UFO (Bimbo Jones Twist Dub) – 14th Floor Records
  9. Jason Herd vs Flashlight feat Jason Heerah – My Girl (Dirty Mix) – JFunk Recordings
  10. Deadmau5 – Hi Friend (Original Mix) – Mau5trap
  11. Honey Ryder – Fly Away (Ortega & Gold Vocal) – Honey Ryder Music
  12. Milk & Sugar presents MS2 – Stay Around (Syke N Sugarstarr Dub Mix) – AATW
  13. Denis The Menace & Big World pres. Philipp van Het Veld – Show Me A Reason (Terrace Mix) – Tuna Records
  14. World Of Colour & Nicole Tyler – Change (Funkfinders Remix) – Metrogroove Records
  15. Hoxton Whores – In The Bag (Full Vocal Tocadisco Remix) – Hoxton Whores
  16. Ian Widgery presents Skynet UK – Back To 89 (Original Mix) – 852 Recordings
  17. Dummy Boy Rick – Bass All Over The Place (Original Mix) – MuschiTunes
  18. D’Argento – Come On Over (Tune Brothers Dub) – Pinkstar Records
  19. Stockholm Syndrome – Make You Whole (Stockholm Syndrome ‘Back To 89’ Mix) – Super Superb
  20. DJ Roland Clark & The Montanas – Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix) – Strictly

Podcasts : Episode #43 – Walking On A Dream

 Sunday, September 21st 2008, 11:22 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #43 - Walking On A Dream - September 2008

It’s time for another slice of funky house and chunky electro house to brighten up those dull days of autumn. What better way than episode #43 of the DJ Cruze podcast. It almost didn’t happen tonight due to a last minute hardware glitch but thankfully I managed to sort it out. I’ve just changed over to using my microphone via my laptop rather than an eight year old desktop PC which was feeling the strain but my audio interface decided it didn’t want to play nicely. Thankfully it’s all sorted now though.

So what’s on tonight’s show? Well, some awesome house tunes, that’s what! Kicking off the show we’ve got the awesome Phonat remix of the new Young Punx track called “Fire”. Phonat is an awesome Italian producer who always gives us top quality house tracks. Next up is a DJ Cruze exclusive! I’ve done given a house twist to an indie track by new band Empire Of The Sun. Their new track is called “Walking On A Dream” and I’ve turned an 80s synth pop track into a pumping French house tune with my Funkfinders Discoid Remix. Hopefully you’ll all like it but let me know what you think in the comments. It’s only a rough mix but once it’s finished I’ll post it online for you all to download.

The biggest track of the summer then turns up as I mix in DJ DLG and Erick Morrilo’s new track “Where Are You Now?” It’s the biggest summer anthem so make sure you turn it up loud! We’ve then got some nice and chunky electro house tracks from Deadmau5 and Shelltoe Allstars. Looks like the summer of 2008 is the time for hip-house to come back into fashion and I love it! Funkerman then gives us a mean and moody house track with “One For Me”. It reminds me of Fedde Le Grande’s remix of Camille Jones “The Creeps” and it’ll rock any dancefloor.

Another couple of dancefloor bombs appear in the form of Mark Knight and Funkerman’s remake of the Laurent Garnier classic “The Man With The Red Face”. The new Morris T remix is rocking my dancefloor at the moment. Then top Polish house producers Wawa team up with UK DJ Jason Herd with their latest track “The Right Way”. Another dancefloor slayer with a top electro house remix from Germany’s Chris Ortega.

Finally I’ve taken it back to the old school this month. Skynet UK give us a retro-sounding electro house track “Back To 89” with it’s old school synth stabs and vocal snippets. After playing that I couldn’t end the show without an old school Cruze Classic and I’m giving you the breakbeat monster that is “Bomb Scare” by 2 Bad Mice. An awesome breakbeat (or hardcore as we used to call it back in 1991) anthem which still rocks clubs for me even now. Who’d believe it was 17 years old!

I hope that these tunes keep you coming back for more!

Update: Seems like I didn’t completely check the audio and there’s been a bit of the Cruze Classic repeated which I hadn’t realised when I mixed it down to a WAV file to add the vocals. Sorry about that!
Update 2: It’s now fixed.

If you enjoy the show then get in touch and tell me what you think or want a shout out. Also, why not consider donating some money so that I can cover the costs of producing the show. With the amount of downloads I have, it’s not cheap! And finally, don’t forget to comment on the show below and tell me what you think.

Get the podcast here:

Download DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #43.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] The Young Punx – Fire (Phonat Mix) – Mofo Hifi
    • [00:06:04] Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix) – CDR
    • [00:13:03] DJ DLG & Erick Morillo – Where Are You Now (Original Mix) – Subliminal
    • [00:22:18] Deadmau5 – Hi Friend (Original Mix) Mau5trap
    • [00:27:33] Shelltoe Allstars – King Of The Beats (Original Mix) – Hoxton Whores
    • [00:33:52] Funkerman feat JW – One For Me (Original Mix) – Stealth
    • [00:38:22] Mark Knight & Funkagenda – The Man With The Red Face (Morris T Remix) – Oxyd
    • [00:43:54] Wawa & Herd – The Right Way (Chris Ortega Mix) – JFunk Recordings
    • [00:51:09] Ian Widgery presents Skynet UK – Back To 89 (Original Mix) 852 Recordings
  • Cruze classic from 1991:
    • [00:57:56] 2 Bad Mice – Bomb Scare – Moving Shadow

The image is a still taken from Empire Of A Dream’s awesome video for “Walking On A Dream”. Take a look at it on YouTube.

News : School Jazz Band Covers Daft Punk Harder Better Faster Stronger

 Thursday, September 18th 2008, 6:17 pm

I came across this classic cover video when I was doing my evening trawl through some YouTube videos. Pleasant Hill High School’s Solar Jazz Band played a cover of Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” as part of their feature performance at their annual Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival and I have to say – it’s amazing! The drummer needs to be a bit tighter but they way they’ve arranged an electronic song into a jazz track is great.

Check it out:

It’s funny how you find the most random things sometimes!

News : Chemical Brothers Midnight Madness Google Earth Video

 Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 12:00 pm

The Chemical Brothers - \"Brotherhood\"

To promote the release of The Chemical Brothers’ new (greatest hits!) album “Brotherhood” they decided to run a competition. They asked people around the world to film a short film clip, up to 20 seconds, on the theme of Midnight Madness, they’re first single. The clips were then uploaded to Google Earth via The Chemical Brothers website and they were all put together as a concept video using Google Earth.

Here it is:

The result was posted on their website on 1st September but I’ve only just caught up with it. Although the YouTube video has crappy compression on it, I think the concept is really good. The Chemical Brothers have really embraced user generated content on their website by allowing their fans to make a new video for them. Since the revamp of their site they’ve also included a per-gig tag for the fans to tag their YouTube videos and Flickr pictures with. They then aggregate this information and pull it back onto their site to get their fan’s views of the gigs. What a fantastic idea which no doubt keeps their fans coming back for more.

The official “Midnight Madness” video is here if you want to see it:

News : World Of Colour & Nicole Tyler – Change (Funkfinders Remix) – Now Out On DJ Promo

 Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 6:46 pm

World Of Colour & Nicole Tyler - Change (Funkfinders Remix)

Way back on Episode #37 of the DJ Cruze podcast I gave you an exclusive listen to my remix of World of Colour’s new track “Change”. Well, 7 months later and it’s finally out as a DJ promo. Marketing of dance music tracks often takes a while so it’s worth the wait.

As well as my Funkfinders remix there are some other fantastic mixes from Steve Haines (Hed Kandi), Yoriy Poleg, Deep Elements and World of Colour included in the promo release. These cover funky electro house and more classic vocal and piano mixes. All in all it’s a wicked promo package which I expect to see on all of the usual digital download stores on the release date of 13th October 2008. So get it downloaded if you like it (…and hopefully it’s my mix that you like!)

Charts : 14th September 2008

 Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 12:00 pm
  1. Wawa & Herd – The Right Way (Chris Ortega Mix) – JFunk Recordings
  2. Mark Knight & Funkagenda – The Man With The Red Face (Morris T Remix) – Oxyd
  3. DJ DLG – Where Are You Now? (Demo Extended Mix) – Subliminal Records
  4. Funkerman feat JW – One For Me (Original Mix) – Stealth
  5. Jason Herd vs Flashlight feat Jason Heerah – My Girl (Dirty Mix) – JFunk Recordings
  6. Deadmau5 – Hi Friend (Original Mix) – Mau5trap
  7. Denis The Menace & Big World pres. Philipp van Het Veld – Show Me A Reason (Terrace Mix) – Tuna Records
  8. World Of Colour & Nicole Tyler – Change (Funkfinders Remix) – Metrogroove Records
  9. Hoxton Whores – In The Bag (Full Vocal Tocadisco Remix) – Hoxton Whores
  10. Ian Widgery presents Skynet UK – Back To 89 (Original Mix) – 852 Recordings
  11. Dummy Boy Rick – Bass All Over The Place (Original Mix) – MuschiTunes
  12. D’Argento – Come On Over (Tune Brothers Dub) – Pinkstar Records
  13. Stockholm Syndrome – Make You Whole (Stockholm Syndrome ‘Back To 89’ Mix) – Super Superb
  14. DJ Roland Clark & The Montanas – Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix) – Strictly
  15. The Young Punx – Fire (Phonat Mix) – Mofo Hifi
  16. Shelltoe Allstars – King Of The Beats (Original Mix) – Hoxton Whores
  17. Alex Gaudino vs Nari & Milani – I’m A DJ (Original Mix) – Rise
  18. Damian Wilson feat Ann Bailey – Take Me Away (Original Mix) – CR2 Records
  19. Platnum – Love Shy (Soul Avengerz Remix) – Hard 2 Beat
  20. Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around (Lifelike 2008 Remix) – Back Yard