Chinese Chills Ep.1 (30 hours to nowhere)
Happy Birthday Denise! Told you.. I’ll House you!
Downtempo Progressive house with a hint of Nu-Disco.
Not referring to real Chill out but to the fact that I mixed those upcoming sets whilst travelling in China. The trip was horrid, when murphy’s law being the default mode. Furthermore, it was cold, chilling, freezing cold hence the title of the series.
First episode was mixed during a 30 hours’ period, with 5 connections for a itinerary, which really ought to have taken half the time. Tired, pissed off and needing some soothing music.
But if anything, this tempo 120/121 is my chill tempo. We are not talking about Chill Out Enya’s style but the type music I want to listen to in a hotel room, doing some work, relaxing but still needing a beat and yes sometimes a nu-disco beat.
The underlying theme being trying to “House You” around new progressive tunes and a few new take on classic tunes.
Hope you like it, a few new uploads coming your way very soon. I have a classic house mega set dropped live at a party on my hard drive, which will be uploaded once I get hrough my Chinese progressive sets.
Starting with “What I Need”, constructed around an 80’s sample you will recognize, great production and Mika Olson is an immense electronic artist which projects go beyond the traditional house electronic scene. Check his soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mika-olson
“Hold On”: Soulano is a new project for real bumping house music with a touch of Soul!
Soulano was founded in 2011 by two DJ/Producers from Cologne/Germany. One of them is a legend of house music in Germany.
His name is Andreas, well known as Groovemaster K. or as a part of the famous Bongoloverz-Project, releasing tracks on Soulfuric Records (Miami), Milk & Sugar Records and many more.
Check them out on beaport: www.beatport.com/artist/soulano/249375
“Thing about You” thumping bassline, immaculate production and a catchy chorus. From Alicante, Spain check him out: https://www.beatport.com/artist/vicent-ballester/376591 and go on the Nurk page as well.
“Needin’ Someone” special tume bassline and filtered vocals. From Phil Fuldner, Germany`s best looking DJ" has the full range of modern electronic sounds at his fingertips and reaches further into funk and rare groove. Prepare to expect the unexpected and you are on the right track. Every Phil Fuldner set is something different and unique, searching and outstanding..
Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/philfuldner
A très bientôt!
Mega 4 hours set you can stream for your NYE party..
Mostly current "best of" soulful track of 2016 with a few oldies towards the end.
Happy New Year to the Soulful tribe!!
Merry Xmas to all of you!
Elements of a Dancer.. A combination of old progressive trance dance tunes with a small sprinkling of current clubby numbers and far too many Xtian Edits
A very easy, meant to get you off your feet, festive and unashamadely commercial set..
I originally intended to publish the Shanghai Progressions Pt.2 back in September, had staggered the publishing of the uploads in order not to overload anyone but somehow it got lost in-between the cloud and the Chinese firewall. So be it! Lost forever.. Then, life got busy and I had no time to even think about tunes let alone mix anything..
A fortnight ago a friend reminded me that Xmas was approaching and that a new set would be a nice festive gesture.. Here it is my (one day..) cycling buddy! Hope you find it motivating enough to take on a ride and not too commercial for your discerning ears though... I did want something fun and not too heady, one which would nicely fit on a CD for the family to listen to during the holidays.
A lot of post-production for the Xtian’s Edits, a few gratuitous, a couple acceptable!
Thus, Let’s Dance!!
My personal favourites are "Things We Might Have Said" and "Destiny".. Not to miss! The former one being one of my pick for perfectly produced tune of 2016.. As for the latter, if you like melodic progressive trance, the Markus Schulz tune is one for you..
A blast for the past with Mark Knight’s “Downpipe”, which I had forgotten, thanks Chris!
All too easy!!
I have a VERY bloated cart of Traxsource therefore will be back fairly soon.
P.S: have cut a few CD, so if you are on my Xmas list, who knows, you might get one..
Mini-series at the confines of Progressive House and Trance. Still from Shanghai. At this time of writing I am not sure if I will leave the chopped 2 x 45 seconds of electro in tunes 10. I tried to restructure the tunes to take out as much of it as I could but had to leave the build.
New tunes interspaced with some remixes of well-known favs of mine, not quite sure it this set is an absolute must have download, but seems I am gearing up to a trance set in a couple of weeks.
I have staggered the publishing schedule of all the sets I have uploaded lately for no one to incur insane data charges. But I have to admit that I am a bit lost in the schedule. I believe there is another one to appear on your feed before I get to something new.
In the City, the Grum’s jam and the very clever (and surpassingly old) Cube Boys remix of the classic soulful house the Cure and the Cause from Fish Go Deep.
Third iteration of the same nocturnal progressive vibe Shanghai appears to inspire.
Darker, with a lot less vocal tracks than my usual offering, well suited for the few insomniacs who are listening. Mostly current, with a couple of newish remix of old favourites of mine.
Highlights: I really like the general vibe and believe I actually mixed it quite smoothly. Just stream and discover some very clever and well produced progressive house.
Continuing the Shanghai Nocturnal sessions with Episode 2. Keeping the Progressive house vibe going but sexier and with a tinge of Nu-Disco club flavour.
Always liked “Sunlight” melodic line, cheesy it may very be but can’t take away the catchy chorus. Gordon City’s “Ready for Love” is a nu-disco classic.
“Revered” not sure I actually like the tune yet let’s see if anyone picks up from where the piano riff is sampled from?
But 3 tracks outshine the rest: first “Strike me Down” absolute gem in a progressive soulful crossover, Big Days and Martijn’s recent remix of the House classic Guitarra G… Very nice indeed.
Shanghai Nocturnals Ep.1
Scouring through the progressive genre on my HD whilst in Shanghai. Sometimes chilled, sometimes dark, sometimes happy but hopefully always cool progressive tunes.
Check the Doll & Kom jam “Silence” and Nora En Pure “Shades of Grey” perfect audio symbols of what I feel Shanghai projects.
XXL Vocal Deep House.. Three hours of non-boring, original and mostly current Vocal Deep House tunes.. Have to mention vocal to preempt the comments of the Deep House purists..
Another set which I had on recorded on the HD only to have forgotten it.. I stream it today whilst looking the Shanghai/Pudong skyline and thought it was a pity not to have published it at the time.
Hop in and out of it as you please but if you have 3 hours to devote to making yourself feel (and consequently feel better) just lock it in your player and deep in and out of it as you please. I promise that all the tunes have their own merit and this set is absolutely not sequential therefore the order does not really matter. Just listen!
Tunes have been specially curated and if you think deep house is boring give this set a fair go. You might surprise yourself.
In Shanghai for a few days and uploading a few sets I had either started to fiddle with a few months back.
If you ever go to Shanghai, get yourselves to the Bund and go up to " le Bar Rouge", where 19th century architecture meets Uber Cool 21st Century Asia.
Mostly very current main floor tunes with a chopped beats twist, which is meant to get you on your feet.
Apart from a very brutal transition from second last to last, I quite like this one.
I most probably will get a few sets recorded whilst here, so keep tuned.
Satisfied with its very current playlist and twisted semi-underground main floor feel. Check Wild Orchid, Eagle Eyes, Tell Me No Lies and Do you. And see what the Cube Boys can do with classics, it is quite clever.
A très bientôt
The Greek House Collection (Music is My Shelter)
Second of a mini-series of Soulful House sets mixed in Greece during a break from it all. Took a while to finish it but here it is.
Let’s first credit a friend of mine, Gilberto Blackmon (The Funky Blackman) whose podcast you will find here on Podomatic:
http://funkyblackman.podomatic.com/entry/2016-07-04T19_32_20-07_00 and on our Facebook Page site “House is a Journey”:
As some may have noticed I have not touched any Soulful House for more than half a year. I could not even attempt to put any soulful sets together so bored and actually literally without any emotions about any soulful tunes I was listening to. Not receptive, no challenge and felt no purpose.
Yet during my July break, whilst riding a bike in 37C heat, on a high gradient, suffering hell, I chose to listen to his latest set, deep & soulful and “Εύρηκα”... I finally got that warm feeling again, which can only be brought by listening to quality soulful deep house. Thank you Gilberto, without your help, this state of creative impotence could have lasted a lot longer.
Oddly though I had a lot of new tunes to choose from this one contains a lot of oldies, can't figure out why but fun to hear them again.
"Music is my Shelter" if you missed it, you are in for a treat.
Numerous Marc Evans jams... I must be in the mood.
And a few SoulHeat Records, U-ness and Jedset tunes straight out their Ibiza compilations, the one summer release I always look forward to..