MixesPodcasts : August 2009 Mix – Ibiza Sunset 2009

 Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 9:03 pm

DJ Cruze August 2009 Mix - Ibiza Sunset

It’s been a while since I’ve done a new mix so I thought I’d make a sequel to last year’s progressive and electro house mix Ibiza Sunset. Many of you commented and emailed to say that you enjoyed the mix a lot and everyone seemed to like the tougher tunes in the mix. I didn’t manage to make it over to Ibiza this year but the mix is another hour of dark and pumping house tunes to get you in the mood for going out if you’re heading out there.

This years Ibiza Sunset mix kicks off with a great track from Ronnie Foster called “Devil’s Water”. It has great cut-up vocals, crunchy percussion and a great breakdown which sets the scene nicely for the whole mix. Up next there’s a big tune “Bon Bon” from John Dahlback and ATFC which is being hammered around the world at the moment. After that we have one of my favourite producers at the moment, Phonat, and his minimal house tune “Ho Visto Un Quadro Verde” (which means “I’ve seen a green picture” in Italian apparently). Phonat knows how to build a funky track even with minimal elements. Lazy Jay then supplies us with a big distorted breakdown on his track “Float My Boat” which has been a bit track for me for a while now.

We then head into tech-house territory for some heavy hitting tracks from some of house music’s biggest producers. First up is “Isabel” from Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello with its deep and dirty bassline and sweeping effects. After that we’ve got an electro-house piano anthem from France’s Arno Cost with his new track “Cyan”. Arno never fails to impress me with his orchestration and build-ups which always make for a pumping house track. Next up is an old but great remix from Swiss producer EDX on Funkagenda’s “Breakwater”. Although it came out a lot earlier this year I had to put this track in a mix as I absolutely love it. EDX knows how to build a track with great chord progressions and this remix is no exception. After that we have “Laktos” from another Swedish House Mafia member, Sebastian Ingrosso on his Refune label. It’s deep and dirty but then a huge, emotional breakdown appears out of the mist only to drop back to dark, techy percussion. A monster of a track in the middle of the night!

Keeping with the Swedish House Mafia theme we have one of the biggest tracks of the year, in my opinion, “Melo” by Pryda (aka Eric Prydz). It’s a hands-in-the-air progressive house track which makes me feel happy inside when I hear it. After this we have a lovely summer house track from the Swiss producer and label mate of EDX, DJ Tatana with her track “Autumn Sun”. This track will make you think of the sun setting at Cafe Mambo if nothing else does. Next in the mix is a big track which is being hammered by Roger Sanchez called “Deaf Wax” by Mesa. It’s a pumping electro house track with a big, distorted, bit-crushed breakdown. Finally, we’ve got a bootleg track from Joe T Vanelli who has turned the Coldplay track “Life In Technicolour” into a minimal house track with a huge breakdown. Actually, I think the Coldplay track is known as “The Escapist” as it was featured in a UK film of the same name which I watched the other night, but I presume he’s named it like this as it’s a hidden track on the “Life In Technicolour” track on their latest album. Either way, he’s done great things to it!

So I hope you enjoyed the mix and if you did then get in touch and tell me. Also, why not consider donating some money so that I can cover the costs of producing the podcasts and mixes. And finally, don’t forget to comment on the mix using the comment form below and tell me what you think.

Get the mix here:

Download DJ Cruze August 2009 Ibiza Sunset Mix

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] Rennie Foster – Devil’s Water (The Youngsters Remix) – Rebirth
    • [00:06:03] John Dahlback & ATFC – Bon Bon (Original Mix) – Defected
    • [00:12:29] Phonat – Ho Visto Un Quadro Verde (Original Mix) – Mofo Hifi
    • [00:17:53] Lazy Jay – Float My Boat (Original Mix) – Big & Dirty
    • [00:23:12] Steve Angello – Isabel (Original Mix) – Size
    • [00:27:56] Arno Cost – Cyan (Original Mix) – CR2 Records
    • [00:34:21] Funkagenda – Breakwater (EDX’s Ibiza Sunrise Remix) – Toolroom
    • [00:39:01] Sebastian Ingrosso – Laktos (Original Mix) – Refune
    • [00:45:19] Pryda – Melo (Original Mix) – Pryda
    • [00:52:15] DJ Tatana – Autumn Sun (Original Mix) – Sirup
    • [00:57:55] Mesa – Deaf Wax (Dave Winnel Remix) – Vacation Records
    • [01:02:20] Joe T Vanelli vs Coldplay – Life In Technicolour (Vox Mix Funkfinders Edit) – CDR

Original picture by alexharries’, used under Creative Commons licence.

21 comments about this post

  1. Can’t believe that no one has left any comments about this awesome mix!! It’s certainly enabled me to get some work done this afternoon by putting me in a better frame of mind. Will be downloading it to my iPod shortly so I can listen again on my way home. Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

  2. I love all your mixes, but this one rocks!

  3. Hey Mate

    Great mix ……
    love this one ^^
    hope all Littlemores are fine

  4. @Nick – I think everyone must be on holiday! πŸ™‚

    @ChristopherH – Thanks man!

    @Stefan – Thanks mate. Yes, we’re all well thanks!

  5. Hey Marc,
    Great mix!
    Hope you`r fine?
    How are things going with your new house?
    Have you downloaded my new episode? I was damn busy with moving house… but finally i get it managed to record a new one!


  6. Hey mate – yes, I’ve downloaded it but I’ve got a backlog of podcasts to listen to since moving house! I’ll hopefully hear it at the weekend! πŸ™‚

  7. Hiya,

    I’ve been listening to your podcasts for over a year and downloading tunes for my own sets based on your selections. Really enjoy and respect your taste and analysis of whats about. This new mix I think is simply one of your best. Listened to it last night after work and especially from the tech house section, I thought it flowed brilliantly. Many of these tunes I have, but to here them mixed differently, I really enjoyed it.
    Thanks a bunch,

  8. http://utopia-music.podomatic.com

    I have my progressive mix done and its sounding nice I think! Let me know what you think. Had 2k downloads on the first day! πŸ™‚

  9. @BarryD – Glad you’re enjoyed the tunes on this mix!

    @Utopia – Well done! I subscribe to your podcasts so I’ll listen when I sync.

  10. Wassap.

    Took a short break.
    Logged on.
    Downloaded new mix.
    Found my favorite mix this yr so far!
    DevilÒ€ℒs Water gives it a no-nonsense “we’re here to have fun and DANCE” feel to it.
    and Life In Technicolour at the end sort of says “right!!! That’s it!!off you go!!!”
    Thanx Cruse!!!

  11. That’s the feeling I wanted with the Coldplay track at the end mate! πŸ˜‰
    Glad you liked the mix.

    (And it’s DJ Cruze not Cruse! πŸ˜‰ )

  12. it was good coordination throughout thanxx a lot dear dj cruze

  13. No problems Kause. Glad you enjoyed the mix.

  14. absolutely OUTSTANDING mix… your best yet in my opinion.

    just blew me away.


    best bit – that Phonat electro weirdness tune in the middle – that is one outstanding piece of electronic music. fucking outstanding stuff.. love it.

  15. seriously mate – i’ve been downloading your mixes for over a year now and THIS one is your best ever.

    absolutely rocking. so many damn awesome tunes in it. absolutely gobsmacking. wow.

  16. @netron – Thanks! The Phonat track is a weird one isn’t it. It’s sort of somewhere between the electro house and minimal sounds. Great track though. Glad you’re loving the mix.

  17. Dope mix!!!!!!! You always come thru!

  18. Thanks Chris!

  19. hey cruze

    first of all massive respect for your site
    i follow you since 2007

    can you maybe post the tracklist up i here ?

    grEEtz from germany


  20. damn wrong thread #wtf

  21. Great mix!

    That “Autumn Sun”, Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed” is kinda ‘inspired’ by it – don’t you think?