February 2009

DJ Dates : Vibration Revival Party, Schmidts – 7th March 2009

 Monday, February 16th 2009, 11:09 pm

Vibration Revival Party, Schmidt's, March 7th 2009

I’ve finally received the flyer for the Vibration Revival Party that I’m DJing at on March 7th 2009. Like the last gig at Schmidt’s, I’m going to be playing plenty of old house tunes from the acid house era up to the late 1990s. The last party was a lock out so make sure you get there early. Here’s where you’ll find Schmidt’s:

Ringstraße 6
69168 Wiesloch
Deutschland / Germany

As always I’ll be helped by my two favourite German DJs Alex Harmony and Luke 45 and also the owner of Schmidt’s, Swen, who also goes by the name DJ Silversurfer. We’ll be rocking hard so I hope to see all of my German fans coming out to the party as it’s been a year since I was last over. Make sure you’re ready to party as the tunes with be big! Hopefully this time there will be less Jägermeister though as I had a very bad hangover after last time!

Podcasts : Episode #49 – Flashback

 Thursday, February 12th 2009, 11:33 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast #49 - Flashback - February 2009

As always it’s been far too long since the last podcast. After making two best of mixes (part 1 and part 2) for you I decided to not publish a podcast in January to give me a brief rest! But I’m back now with another hour of funky and chunky house music for 2009.

So kicking off the show this week is a great new track from Jimmy D Robinson, a grammy nominated musician and poet, with a funky remix from Josh Harris. Coming in after that is the Bimbo Jones remix of the classic Kid Kudi vs Crookers track “Day N Night”. He turns out a wicked melancholic house remix which is a great contrast to the original. Following that there’s a heavy hitter from Doman and Gooding with their Carrie Lucas sampling “Runnin'”. The Ian Carey remix is the one that’s doing it for me and he brings out the pumping electro house bassline line along with the massive strings sample.

The biggest tracks for me on this show are Super Mal’s “Dow Dow” and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Flashback”. The former is a massive house track with a funky bassline and brilliant bit-crushed synth chords. I love it. And a big thanks to Sascha Lupeski for the tip on the Wolfgang Gartner track. Make sure you download his podcast too. You’ll love it it you love your house music phat and funky!

There’s also a DJ Cruze exclusive of a Bimbo Jones track called “Come On (Up)” which was sent to me by Lee Dagger from Bimbo Jones. It’s a bit of slow burner and it’s not the instant hit that some of their previous tracks gives you. I still think it’s a wicked track that you’ll grow to love. Finishing off the show this week is a huge Cruze Classic from Helicopter called “On Ya Way”. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve played that track over the years. A massive disco-house monster!

So I hope you enjoy this week’s DJ Cruze podcast and I’ll be back in March with more of the same. Don’t forget to comment on the show below and tell me what you think of the tunes.

Get the latest podcast here:

Download DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #49.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] Jimmy D Robinson – A Tiny Shoe (Josh Harris Vocal Mix) – J Music Group
    • [00:05:54] Kid Cudi vs Crookers – Day N Night (Bimbo Jones Mix) – Fools Gold
    • [00:12:48] Doman & Gooding feat Dru & Lincoln – Runnin (Ian Carey Remix) – Positiva
    • [00:17:43] Rudenko – Everybody (Morjac Remix) – Data
    • [00:22:46] Steve Angello & Laidback Luke feat Robin S – Show Me Love (AC Slater Vocal Mix) – Data
    • [00:27:56] Super Mal – Dow Dow (Original Mix) – Bandito Records
    • [00:32:36] Wolfgang Gartner – Flashback (Original Mix) – Kindergarten
    • [00:37:32] Carlo Dall’Anese & Fabio Castro – Monday (Henry John Morgan Remix) – Oxyd
    • [00:43:34] Disco 12 – Maybe It’s Me (Original Mix) – Used And Abused
    • [00:48:36] Bimbo Jones – Come On (Up) – CDR
  • Cruze classic from 1993:
    • [00:55:37] Helicopter – On Ya Way – Tic Tac Toe

Original Flashback picture by Ewan-M, used under Creative Commons licence.