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.

Podcasts : Episode #48 – The Best Of 2008 Mix Part 2 – The Electro House Mix

 Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 11:49 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #48 - Best Of 2008 Mix - Part 2 - The Electro House Mix

Here’s part 2 of my “Best Of 2008 Mix” and it’s 70 minutes of electro and progressive house goodness! There were plenty of great tougher house tracks in 2008 and hopefully I’ve chosen the best ones for you.

Get the latest podcast here:

Download DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #48.

Best Of 2008 Mix – The Electro House Mix Tracklisting

[00:00:00] Marco Demark feat Casey Barnes – Tiny Dancer (John Dahlbäck Mix) – 3Beat Blue

Tiny Dancer is one of my favourite Elton John tracks and this electro house version was a big hit in 2008 for Marco Demark (and not Marco Denmark as I called him for a long time!) Hot Swedish tech-house producer John Dahlbäck turned this track into a jumpy electro house track with a nice breakdown. Lovely!

[00:05:39] Pryda – Rafunk – Pryda

Ask most people who the hottest electro house producer of 2008 was and I’d guarantee that a high percentage would say Sweden’s Eric Prydz. The Swedish House Mafia producer released so many high quality tracks in 2008, most on his Pryda label, and “Rafunk” is no exception. A chunky and funky bassline and some haunting strings make this a winner.

[00:10:22] Deadmau5 – Hi Friend (Original Mix) – Mau5trap

Ask the people who didn’t say Eric Prydz was the hottest electro house producer of 2008 who it was and they would probably have told you Deadmau5 instead. The hot Canadian producer blew up to be one of the most in-demand DJs and producers in 2008, producing loads of big tracks and remixes. The track “Hi Friend” features MC Flipside on vocals and takes hip-house into the 21st century with its dirty beats and bassline. A massive track!

[00:15:49] ATFC feat Yasmeen – Tell U Y (New Jack Swing Original) – Strictly

Aydin The Funki Chilli has been a huge house music producer since the mid 90s and has always featured heavily in my charts. This year ATFC reinvented himself, moving away from the older disco-house sound and moved into tougher, electro house territory. This track came out towards the end of the year and features a dirty, bouncing bassline and a great vocal.

[00:21:43] Inkfish & David West РHello Piano (S̩bastien L̩ger Remix) РMistakes Music

Another big French house producer blew up in 2008 and Sébastien Léger was his name. He’s been around since the late 90s and like AFTC, made a name for himself with more of a disco-cut up house sound. In the past few years he’s been playing and producing a tougher, tech-house sound and this track on his own Mistakes Music label is a great example of his work. A progressive house track which builds and builds and finally drops down into an epic breakdown.

[00:28:07] Passenger 10 – Mirage (EDX’s 5un5hine Remix) – White

Swiss producer EDX is another of 2008’s success stories and last year was the year he became a household name for his remixes and productions. His name appear on remixes for lots of bigger named artists and his productions had a similar feel to Deadmau5’s production style. Passenger 10’s “Mirage” rocked my floors with its building bassline and awesome strings.

[00:34:35] Buy Now – Body Crash (Laidback Luke’s Remix) – La Mode

Dutch producer Laidback Luke had a fantastic year in 2008 and his remix of “Body Crash” by Buy Now (aka Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso) was huge. Featuring a disco sample of “Let’s All Chant” and a dark and moody bit-crushed bassline it featured in the charts of all of the A-list DJs.

[00:40:18] Arno Cost & Norman Doray РApocalypse (S̩bastien L̩ger Remix) РCR2

This is probably one of my favourite tracks of 2008. Young French house producers Arno Cost and Norman Doray gave us “Apocalypse” and Sébastien Léger turned it into an anthem! Awesome arpeggiated synths take us to a massive breakdown. A fantastic track.

[00:48:11] Erick Morillo & DJ DLG – Where Are You Now (Original Mix) – Subliminal

This was the summer anthem in Ibiza and was hammered by loads of the top DJs. Canada’s DJ DLG teamed up with the infamous Erick Morillo for this electro house monster. Check out Morillo dropping it at WMC to see the crowd’s reaction.

[00:57:18] Dirty South & Axwell – Open Your Heart (Vocal Mix) – Axtone

Two of the biggest producers, Dirty South and Axwell, teamed up to bring us this massive electro house track on Axwell’s Axtone label. Featuring an old school vocal, a massive bassline and big strings it blew up big time and cemented both producers reputations for producing anthems.

[01:04:25] Sebastian Ingrosso & Laidback Luke – Chaa Chaa (EDX’s Marakesh Souk Remix) – Size

EDX gave us another great remix of Sebastian Ingrosso and Laidback Luke’s “Chaa Chaa”. It ends my electro house mix with a quality progressive house track with EDX’s trademark string sound. A great end to a year of quality electronic house music.

So I hope you enjoyed the tougher “Best Of 2008” Electro House Mix as much as the “Best Of 2008” house mix too. Hopefully 2009 will bring us another year of top notch tracks and I look forward to compiling the “Best Of 2009” mix next year.

Awesome picture of a Moog Little Phatty by Synhack, used under Creative Commons licence.

Podcasts : Episode #47 – The Best Of 2008 Mix Part 1 – The House Mix

 Friday, January 2nd 2009, 12:01 am

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #47 - Best Of 2008 Mix - Part 1 - The House Mix

Happy new year to all of the DJ Cruze podcast listeners!

It’s that time of the year when I give you the “Best Of…” mix for the year that has just gone and apologies that it’s a day late. The main reason for this has been trying to choose all of the fantastic tunes to put into the mix. It took me about 4 hours of listening to the great house tracks from 2008 to whittle it down to around 60 tracks which I wanted to use. There’s obviously no way I can get these into a 1 hour house mix so I have decided to do two “Best Of 2008” house music mixes. This one is the first and it features the best house tracks from 2008 into one CD-length mix with no talking. Hopefully I’ve chosen some of the tracks you love too!

Get the latest podcast here:

Download DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #47.

Best Of 2008 Mix – The House Mix Tracklisting

[00:00:00] The Ting Tings – Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix) – Columbia

It’s been a massive year for the indie band The Ting Tings and also for Calvin Harris as an artist and remixer. I loved this cheeky house mix with its infectious “the drums” repeated vocal. It sounds like a house track which has come from the 60s or 70s with its almost psychedelic bassline. A fantastic track.

[00:06:18] Harris & Spoon feat Sam Obernik – Baditude (Club Mix) – Toolroom Records

Dave Spoon is one of my favourite producers from the past few years and he’s teamed up with Dirty Vegas’ Paul Harris and awesome vocalist Sam Obernik for this killer house track. It’s got a dirty bassline, some Spanish guitars and a quirky vocal. I love the percussion on it too – fantastic drum programming from those guys. It definitely rocked Miami and Ibiza this year.

[00:12:07] Tim Deluxe – You Got Tha Touch (Original) – Skint

A somewhat underrated track from one of the UKs biggest house music producers. Tim Deluxe can turn his hands to anything, be it speed garage, US garage, tech house or progressive house. You name it and he can produce a phat track around it! This track is just totally different than anything that came out in 2008. Great ethnic percussion, a chunky bassline and a really interesting vocal. Great stuff!

[00:18:22] The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Mix) – Modular

Ah Fred Falke. How much do I love you? Well, not in that way but as a producer of the best house tracks in the past couple of years. Fred stands out from the pack with his fantastic musical abilities and unique production style. Taking a leaf out of the French producers handbook but moving it on to new heights. He takes The Whitest Boy Alive into a fantastic Moog lead funky house track. Probably my most played track of the year (…I’ll have to look at my account to check!) The breakdown almost makes me cry too! Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!

[00:24:52] Machines Don’t Care – Afrojacker – White

Another great house track which pays homage to the old rave and speed garage tracks of yester-year. Machines Don’t Care is a collective of some of the hottest new producers around like Herve, Trevor Lovey, Sinden, Fake Blood, Toddla T (and lots of others I think). This is a great percussion led track with a killer horn breakdown. I’m a sucker for those horns!

[00:29:56] Till West & Eddie Thoneick – Hi N Bye (Smax & Gold Remix) – Phunkwerk

Eddie Thoneick, Eric Smax and Thomas Gold. Three of the best producers of the moment. Team them up with Till West and you’ve got a killer house track. The breakdown on this one is amazing. Great strings and a cheeky disco sample in the background combines really well with the vocals.

[00:37:11] Rihanna – Take A Bow (Seamus Haji Remix) – Mercury

Probably the best remix that Seamus Haji has done so far. He’s turned a rather dull R&B track (in my opinion) into a brilliant electro house track. I hadn’t heard the original and I was so surprised at how he’s changed the track – and for the better in my opinion. Three gold stars for this remix!

[00:44:56] Adele – Hometown Glory (Axwell Club Mix) – XL

I love Adele. She’s got a brilliant voice and when I first heard Hometown Glory back in 2007 and knew she was going to be big. XL finally released this track as a single and asked the hot Swedish producer Axwell to do the remix duties. The results are just stunning. The club mix uses the vocal to great effect and leaves the haunting piano riff intact. If you’re looking for a tougher mix then check out his remode version too as featured in my Ibiza Sunset Mix.

[00:49:20] Axwell & Bob Sinclar feat Ron Carroll – What A Wonderful World (Club Mix) – Defected Records

A somewhat contentious track in my charts this year with some people loving and some people hating it. I’ve been playing a tougher remix but I love the original too. Anything that Axwell touches turns to gold and this track is no exception. Great crunchy percussion and a killer breakdown combined with a soulful vocal make it a huge track.

[00:55:22] Max Linen – Neon Lights (Original Full Vocal Mix) – Phonetic

Another underground hit for me but I love this track. A very punk-sounding vocal and lots of 8-bit synths make it a great house track.

[01:02:07] The Montanas & DJ Roland Clark – Music Talking (Fred Falke Remix) – Strictly

Fred Falke is back for his second massive remix of the year. This is disco-house at its best. It’s a simple formula – repeat the disco riff and “music talking” refrain over and over again but there’s few people that can do this to great effect like Fred Falke. Combine that with some phat rhodes keyboard playing and some bitcrushed strings and you’ve got one of the biggest house tracks of the year.

[01:08:00] Eric Prydz – Pjanoo – Pryda

What can I say about this track. It originally came out at the start of the year and it went on to be one of the biggest crossover tracks of the year but still kept its underground roots. This track “Pjanoo” has made Eric Prydz one of the hottest producers in the house world right now. Anything he touches absolutely rocks and I can’t wait for his Pryda album in 2009. Massive pianos. Massive strings. A killer synth bassline. A HUGE tune which has been caned by all of the biggest DJs around!

Right, I hope you’ve enjoyed part 1 of the “Best Of 2008 Mix” and I’ll be compiling and mixing part 2 “The Electro House Mix” in the next week. It should be online next Sunday (11th January 2009) with any luck!

Podcasts : Episode #46 – Sexy Dancer

 Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 11:14 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #46 - Sexy Dancer - December 2008

Here is Episode #46 of the DJ Cruze Podcast or “The Christmas Podcast” as it’s sometimes known. It’s a couple of days late due to some Christmas partying but don’t worry, it’s packed full of slamming house beats for you to enjoy while you tuck into your turkey, goose or whatever poultry you might be eating during the festive season.

So what’s on the show this week then? Well, we’ve got some massive house tracks from the past month as always. Kicking off the show is my cheeky Christmas bootleg. In case you don’t know, I’ve made it a tradition to make a house remix of a Christmas track since the first one back in December 2005. What started off as a quick sample and drum loop back with my Nat King Cole bootleg has quickly become a bigger studio project for me. It was tricky to choose the track for this year and it was a toss up between Cliff Richard’s “Miseltoe and Wine” and East 17’s “Stay Another Day” and the latter won (because Cliff’s song is in 3/4 timing and was too tricky to work with! Haha!) I’ve turned this UK Christmas classic that we hear on the radio 24-7 through December, into a pumping electro house track. Hope you enjoy it and I’ll stick it online for you to download in the new year.

Other hot tracks on this show are the new electro house track from Bodyrox and a great new tune from hot Scottish producer Chris Lake called “If You Knew”. Following that we have two absolutely massive tracks. First up it’s the Arias remix of Arno Cost’s new track called “Souvenir”. It’s a blindingly brilliant French production which tears the floor off any club. After that we’ve got the hot new track from Super Mal and Phonat who have come together to give us the massive “Pixelated”. A wicked breakdown and a superb bassline make it a winner for me.

We’ve also got a DJ Cruze exclusive tune from Simone Denny called “Addicted” which has been remixed by my main man Dean Saunders from World Of Colour and Metrogroove records. He’s giving us a great retro-house remix with storming pianos and a great trumpet break. To finish the show I’ve got a superb Cruze Classic from way back in 1994 called “Sexy Dancer” by The Rockford Files. It samples the breakbeat classic “Feel Real Good” by Manix and used to get those hands in the air every time I played it. A brilliant 90s house track which still makes me smile when I hear it today.

Don’t forget that I’ll be back in a week with the “Best of 2008” podcast and then the DJ Cruze podcast returns to its regular schedule in January 2009. I’ll post a list of podcast dates over Christmas so you know what to expect in the new year. So make sure you all have a fantastic Christmas and New Year and the DJ Cruze podcast will be back with plenty of new tunes to rock your iPods and MP3 players. And if you’re buying anyone an iPod for Christmas then make sure you tell them to subscribe to the podcast for some rocking house beats.

Get the latest podcast here:

Download DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #46.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] East 17 – Stay Another Day (Funkfinders Electroid Remix) – White
    • [00:06:00] Bodyrox & Luciana feat Nick Clow – Brave New World (Original Mix) – Phonetic
    • [00:12:07] Chris Lake feat Nastala – If You Knew (Original Mix) – Rising Music
    • [00:18:22] Arno Cost – Souvenir (Arias Remix) – CR2 Records
    • [00:24:22] Super Mal & Phonat – Pixelated (Original Mix) – Bandito Records
    • [00:29:22] The Young Punx – Never Die (12″ Mix) – Mofo Hifi
    • [00:33:22] Freemasons feat Hazel Fernandes – If (Jolyon Petch Vocal Club Mix) – Loaded
    • [00:40:19] Soul Avengerz – One Luv (Dirty Dub) – Milk & Sugar
    • [00:45:48] Simone Denny – Addicted (World Of Colour Remix) – White
  • Cruze classic from 1994:
    • [00:50:45] The Rockford Files – Sexy Dancer – Blackburn Records

Sexy Dancer image used under Creative Commons licence from Adi Setiawan.

Podcasts : Episode #45 – Ghosts N Stuff

 Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 12:07 am

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #45 - Ghosts N Stuff - November 2008

Wow! I’ve actually managed to post episode #45 of the DJ Cruze Podcast early. It’s unheard of! Yes, I managed to get some free time this week to do the mix and record the vocals for the show so I’m putting the DJ Cruze podcast online at the start of the day rather than the end. In the words of Hannibal from the A-Team: “I love it when a plan comes together!”

So what’s on this week’s podcast then? Well, I’ve got some phat and funky tunes for you that’s for sure. Kicking off the show there’s a great remix of indie band The Hours by Calvin Harris. He turns “See The Light” from an indie guitar tune into a great house track. I love the bad scratching of their piano riff. It works really well. Then we move onto Chris Lake’s latest track “Only One”. Scottish house producer Chris Lake never fails to deliver the goods and this is a pumping electro house track with a great haunting vocal.

German producers Spencer and Hill feature heavily this month with two tracks off their “Most Wanted EP” on Tiger Records. Solid electro house tracks as always from these guys. Man of the moment Deadmau5 brings the title of this month’s prodcast with his epic electro houser “Ghost N Stuff”. Look out for the cheeky bootleg re-edit by Funkfinders (aka DJ Cruze aka me) with the extended breakdown and hat-tip to the new President elect of the United States. Finally you guys get someone who (hopefully) knows what he’s doing!

The podcast then heads into old-school rave territory with tracks from The Young Punx and Rob Freejak. I’m loving the old breakbeat driven rave-influenced tunes that these guys have come up with. Some of the so-called fidgety rave house tracks that are out there leave me a bit cold but these two come up trumps. We’ve also got a killer house track from Bimbo Jones with hot UK producer eSquire on the remix. Quality percussion and a great vocal on the track “And I Try”. ESquire is one of the hottest UK house producers around so make sure you check him out.

The Cruze Classic this week is an awesome house remix of Jamiroquai’s “Space Cowboy” by David Morales. A wicked track that stayed in my box for many years and I’m sure you’ll love hearing it again. And that’s about it so I hope you enjoy the tunes on the podcast.

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 #44.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] The Hours – See The Light (Calvin Harris Remix) – Is Good Music
    • [00:05:21] Chris Lake – Only One (Original Mix) – Rising Music
    • [00:11:05] Spencer & Hill – Dumb Party (Original Mix) – Tiger Records
    • [00:15:34] Future Funk – Wildberry Tracks 2008 (Jerome Isma Ae Original Vocal Mix) – Ambassade
    • [00:22:32] Deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff (Funkfinders Obama Re-edit) – Mau5trap
    • [00:28:53] The Young Punx feat Laura Kidd – MASHitUP (Goshi Goshi Remix) – Mofo Hifi
    • [00:33:26] Rob Freejak – Is Everything Cool? – Hollister Records
    • [00:38:13] Bimbo Jones – And I Try (eSquire Remix) – White
    • [00:44:57] Spencer & Hill – Most Wanted (Original Mix) – Tiger Records
  • Cruze classic from 1994:
    • [00:49:37] Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy (David Morales Classic Club Mix) – Sony

The image is from Super Ghouls And Ghosts. Old school games rock!

News : US Election Day

 Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 9:00 am

Obama Hope

I’m sure all of my American listeners and readers know full well it’s election day in the US and in our current climate of a global credit crunch I’m sure it’s going to be an interesting day for the whole world. Being from the UK I obviously can’t vote but I’m sure you can tell from the picture above who I would vote for if I could.

Anyway, what’s this got to do with music? Well, one of my favourite hip-hop scratch DJs, Z-Trip, did a fundraising party for Obama and has released his mix to the public in order to raise awareness that people should vote. So you can download the mix here. You can also check out some of the videos from the party here at Urb Magazine.

So enjoy the tunes and make sure you get out there and vote!

Studio : Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix)

 Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 12:33 am

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix)

Every now and again I come across a song which really moves me. So I was trawling through the music news on the internet last month and I came across an awesome new tune by Empire Of The Sun called “Walking On A Dream”. It’s a collaboration between Nick Littlemore (no relation to me!) from the awesome Australian band Pnau and Luke Steele from another great Australian band The Sleepy Jackson. It had a cool 80s vibe about it and I just couldn’t get the chorus out of my head. As I had been listening to a lot of French filtered house tracks and remixes I started thinking what a great house track it would make if it was looped up and played around with. So I started doing it.

Here you’ll find the Funkfinders Discoid remix of Walking On A Dream. I’ve tried to take it in a Fred Falke direction with funky bass, 80s FM synthesis and some layered electric piano along with some chunky but funky drums. The Empire Of The Sun vocals filter in and out nicely and hopefully you’ll find it rocks your dancefloors. Let me know how it went down if you play it in your DJ sets.

UPDATE: There seems to be some audio glitches with this version. So I’ve removed the download link for now. Will fix it later today (6th November 2008).

UPDATE 2 (21:28, 6th November 2008): I’ve uploaded a new version and checked it out and it seems fine. Please let me know in the comments if you have any more problems. I’ve also done an edit of it so it’s a little bit shorted but it works better.

Download Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix)
(Right click on the link and choose “save link as” or “save as”.)

Listen to the original song and see the video on YouTube:

P.S. Sorry it’s a bit late. I meant to post it last weekend! Oh and it probably needs a bit of an edit as it’s a bit too long but I’ll leave that for you guys to do as I’ve heard it too many times now! 🙂

Charts : October 2008

 Monday, November 3rd 2008, 10:28 pm
  1. Deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff – Mau5trap
  2. Young Punx – Mashitup (Goshi Goshi Remix) – Mofo Hifi
  3. Wawa – Time – Wawa Traxx
  4. Spencer & Hill – Dumb Party – Tiger Records
  5. Pryda – Rafunk (Paolo Mojo’s Back To 1983 Remix) – Pryda
  6. Redroche – Give U More (Original Mix) – Eyezcream Recordings
  7. Eskimo Disco – Japanese Girl (Fred Falke Club Edit) – 54 Records
  8. Shakedown – At Night (Seamus Haji Mix) – Panorama
  9. Inkfish & David West – Hello Piano (Sebastien Leger Remix) – Mistakes Music
  10. Spencer & Hill – Right On Time (Original Mix) – Tiger Records
  11. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix) – CDR
  12. Haji And Emanuel feat Bryan Chambers And Beverley Knight – The Pressure (Original Mix) – Big Love
  13. Soul Avengerz feat Zena Chavez – Move (Ian Carey and Brad Holland Mix) – GFAB
  14. Comfort Class – Shibaba (Kut & Swel Remix) – Muschi Tunes
  15. The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme (2008 Re-edit) – Nocturnal Groove
  16. Cubetronix – That Sound (Henry John Morgan Re-edit) – Hollister Records
  17. Christian Falk feat Robyn – Dream On (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix) – Data
  18. Pimp + Jam feat Norma Lewis – Feel U Feelin Me (Hustler DJs Club Mix) – Nightingale Global Records
  19. Jason Phats feat Ben Ofoedu – Can’t Stop (Daft & Pete Pearson Mix) – Data
  20. Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing (Wideboys Remix) – AATW

Podcasts : Episode #44 – Better Days

 Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 11:00 pm

DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #44 - Better Days - October 2008

Episode #44 of the DJ Cruze Podcast has come a few days later than I promised. Sorry about that. I had a throat infection last week and sounded like a bad Barry White impersonator. I’m sure you’d have pulled your earphones out of your ears had you heard a podcast with that voice on it. So better late than never we’ve got episode #44 of the podcast with plenty of funky and chunky tunes for your listening pleasure!

Kicking off the show we’ve got some electro house fun from Spencer and Hill followed by a great new track from Dave Spoon and Funkagenda. Plenty of synth basslines and some lovely piano and strings. Then we’ve got a great new remix of The Shapeshifter’s classic “Lola’s Theme”. They’ve taken it into the electro house realm with their 2008 re-edit but I still think it works well.

We’ve also got a few remixes of old classics from Shakedown and Toni Di Bart, both of which still keep the original vibe but with 2008 production values. Lovely! Ending the show we’ve got a killer Cruze Classic from Jimi Polo with “Better Days”. It’s a wicked remix by Sasha, back when he used to make piano tunes rather than his progressive sound of today. An awesome track which I have caned for years! Enjoy!

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Download DJ Cruze Podcast Episode #44.

Here is the tracklisting for the show:

  • DJ Cruze big tunes:
    • [00:00:00] Spencer & Hill – Right On Time (Original Mix) – Tiger Records
    • [00:04:45] Dave Spoon & Funkagenda – Won’t Do It Again (Sunrise) – Big Love Records
    • [00:10:30] The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme (2008 Re-edit) – Nocturnal Groove
    • [00:16:30] Soul Avengerz feat. Zena Chavez – Move (Ian Carey and Brad Holland Mix) – GFAB Records
    • [00:22:30] Shakedown – At Night (Seamus Haji Remix) – Panorama
    • [00:30:00] Jason Phats feat. Ben Ofoedu – Can’t Stop (Daft & Pearson Mix) – Data
    • [00:36:58] Redroche – Give U More (Original Mix) – Eyezcream Recordings
    • [00:41:58] Christian Falk feat. Robyn – Dream On (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix) – Data
    • [00:49:35] Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing (Wideboys Remix) – AATW
  • Cruze classic from 1991:
    • [00:56:16] Jimi Polo – Better Days (Sasha’s DMC Remix) – White

The image is from my record collection. Ah, the good old days of vinyl!