2018 Mar Work Hard for Your Enemy Pt.1
In Hong Kong for a short visit, always conducive to a bit of mixing and edits.
Would be a long story but the title and mood of the set should say it all.
Deep, Dark & Progressive. Introspective & Aggressive. As I have just written long story and I am far from being done.
This being said, it is a good, current and solid set You really should download and keep this one for a rainy day.
The Sandy Rivera’s title track. I heard it first live in Melbourne when the man himself came about 6 months ago. He was “trying” the track before the European season.. Instant hit!
The two underground tracks “Delta” and “Don’t Miss”, great tribal beats and live guitar and some ethnicity on top. Ziger & Blusoul are from Athens. Another pair of great Greek Progressive producers. As for Jinadu and Fake Mood, could not find a lot of info on the former but Fake Mood are a duo of two great musicans Viktor Petrov and Dmitry Kokhan based in Saint-Petersburg.
As for the last track “Insomnia”. Had a bit of a play with it but respect for Andrew Meller because it takes guts to try refitting such a Trance/Prog classic. fitting close for this set.
Will post Part 2 shortly, enjoy this one.
2017 Dec Jus’ Dance
Preparing for a party and selected those tunes for a sexy house get it down hour.
Won't be the exact playlist for the night (for those intending to come) but set should give you a taste of what to expect.
All about the beats and the bass.
Shoutout to an immense Australian talent: Husky from Random Soul fame.
Dec 2017 Rebooting from the Deep End (Black Voices Matter)
Not for everyone, East Coast Deep House or as close as you will get from me in the genre.
Should you not like NYC, Chicago or Detroit Deep House stay clear of this one but if you are curious, surrender to the groove, it is half decent.
Shout out for one of my all-time fav, Mr. V from Sole Channel Music
Mr V’s bio: https://www.traxsource.com/artist/1119/mr-v
House is a Journey
Dec 2017 The Progressive Clean-up (B-List)
Progressive with a dash of Nu-House..
Got bored with it midway.. The set turned more high energy than originally intended with an overly ambitious mash-up! Be gentle with me, I am just getting reacquainted with the mixer. The general idea was to clean up the progressive folder and choose tracks to be played at a future party. This set includes the tunes, which, rightly or wrongly, did not make the cut.
I simply have too much backlog to be too choosy.. Either tunes will never get a hearing or some sets will be just so so.. Could be one of those..
House is a Journey
2017 Dec Chill Pills Pt.1 (Sueño)
Revert to previous for update and current status. Gradually getting back into it.
Chill and Beach House fitting for the onset of the Australian summer. Nothing ground-breaking but hopefully a nice chilled vibe. Pt.1 of 2 sets.
House is a Journey
2017 Dec Rebooting from the Deep End (Pt. 1 Taste this Love)
“The news of my passing was greatly exaggerated”. Borrowing from Oscar Wilde or (Mark Twain who knows?)
House is a Journey 2.0! Reboot..
Had to focus on more important issues for a while. Though I did play live and mixed at parties, I could not be bothered with tweaking and publishing. I have a few live raw sets on my drive, which will eventually be uploaded. I even have an uploaded yet unpublished set from April 2017, cannot remember why I failed to publish... I shall catch up shortly therefore expect lots of (hopefully half decent) music before the year end.
Interesting that I eventually got going with Deep House, I was listening to the tunes of a friend of mine German-Greek producer, Petros Mitolis, and felt like… yeah, it is now TIME!
House is a Journey is .. resurfacing!
Petros Mitolis, be sure to check in out on:
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.