Funk/Disco/Soul/House.

On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, we hosted the 2nd Big Love party in North Vancouver. This time with a funk theme. This was one of the sets. 

1. zapp - more bounce to the ounce, 2. David Bowie - Fame - Funk Ferret Edit, 3. Etta James - You Can Leave Your Hat On - Funk Ferret Edit, 4. Lyn Collins- Think (Dj S Bootleg Remix), 5. Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin - Walking On Sunshine, 6. Disclosure - Flow, 7. Room 5 feat. Oliver Cheatam - Make Luv (Extended Mix), 8. DJ Kom - Git Down Saturday Night, 9. India/Masters at Work - When You Touch Me, 10. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s Band - More Peas (Psonic Psummer Edit), 11. Sam Moore & Lou Reed - Soul Man (Dj S Bootleg Extended Re-Mix), 12. Brothers Johnson - Stomp (Dj S Bootleg Extended Dance Re-Mix), 13. Daft Punk - Da Funk, 14. George Benson - Give Me The Night (Dj ''S'' Bootleg Remix), 15. Michel Jackson - Billie Jean, 16. Stealers Wheel-Stuck in the Middle With You (Funk Ferret Edit) , 17. Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), 18. Daft Punk - Around The World, 19. Daft Punk - Get Lucky vs. Bee Gees & Justice, 20. The Jedi Knights - May the funk be with you
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Deep House/Tech House/Electronic/Pop.

This is probably my best ever electronic/house mix in terms of mixing and technique. Pure house! I've been djing around half my life and doing it only because I love it. This mix is what it's all about. 

True Cost of This Mix?

1 x Denon DJ MCX8000 ($2,000)
1 x MacBook Air ($1,500)
10+ Hours finding, listening to, optimizing, analyzing, rewriting, organizing tracks into playlists ($1000) 
20 Years of spinning tunes in spite of not making any money (?)
Being able to listen to a mix that you recorded based on your own tracks and passion = PRICELESS!

S U R V I V E - Main Theme (Extended) from Stranger Things, Janet Jackson - JJ01 (MANIK Summer Refix), DJ Tools - Dig This, Disclosure - Jaded, All We Are - Keep Me Alive (Lxury Remix), Sooney - Swanne (Original Mix), Justin Martin & Eats Everything - The Gettup, DJ Tools - Street Fighter Game Sample Sounds, Patrick Topping - Look Around (Original Mix), Disclosure feat. Lorde - Magnets (Tiga Remix), Bollywood Life - Clear, Matthias Zimmermann - Vincente, Parra for Cuva - Champa (Kate Simko Remix), Disclosure feat. Sam Smith - Omen (Jonas Rathsman Remix), Disclosure & Eats Everything - Moog for Love, Nils Frahm - For (Max Cooper Remix), Orson Wells - A Connection, Wordlife - Dat Groove (Mak & Pasteman Remix), DJ Haus - Feel the Change Comin On (Innershades Remix), Benoit & Sergio - Rev 909, Daft Punk - Phoenix, Gabriel Ananda - Let it in and Let it out, Above & Beyond - Quieter Is Louder, Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime, Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out, Janet Jackson - JJ03 (MANIK 110 Workout), NVOY - Going On, The Weeknd - Days of Happiness, Max Cooper - Supine (Rodriguez Jr Remix), Hugo Massien - Kontrol, Star Wars - Chewie, DJ Tools - VBREATH, Classic Movie Samples - swvader03, Classic Movie Samples - swvader02, Oknai - Cloud Forest (Pixelord Remix), S.Y.N.K.R.O. - Inhale, Rival Consoles - Recovery (Vessels Remix), Disclosure - Boss, Kito Jempere - Järvi (Selvy interpretation), Janet Jackson - JJ02 (MANIK Acid Reflux), Daft Punk - Burnin', Slyde - Block Parties - Original Mix, Daft Punk - Alive
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Funk/Soul/Hip Hop/Reggae.

A neat little mix containing funk, soul, hip hop, reggae and more. Kind of a blend of some old classics with some newer retakes on the old styles. For example, check out Mark Ronson's reggae version remix of 'Animal'. 

Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle, Joe Tex - I Gotcha, Jr. Walker & The All Stars - (I'm A) Road Runner, Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hang Ups, Astronautica - Cruise, Roots Manuva - Witness (I Hope), Snoop Dogg - Stacey Adams (feat. KoKane), The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enuff, Jungle Brothers What u Waitin 4, MFSB/The Salsoul Orchestra Love Is The message (Danny Krivit re-edit), Timmy Thomas - Funky Me, Jah Lion - Wisdom, Thievery Corporation - Originality, Lee Perry - Jungle Lion, Miike Snow - Animal (Mark Ronson Extended Remix), Yesking vs Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Sam Redmore Re-Rub)
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Eclectic/Various/Movie-influenced/Motown/Old School/Breaks/Beats.

Get yourself down to the Black Kettle Brewery in North Vancouver on Fridays and you'll hear a wide range of fresh and funky tracks being spun by myself and DJ Rob. This was the first 3 hours of a set I played on Friday June 19th 2015. You may recognize some of the tracks from Rod's House party. This is like an extended eclectic selection. There may be the odd shout out on the mic you can hear! Check it.

Max Sedgley - Slowly, The Sabres Of Paradise - Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix), Hot Chip - The Warning, Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can U Luv Me, U.N.K.L.E. - Unkle (Main Title Theme), Thievery Corporation - Transglobal Underground  - Khalgi Stomp (Thievery mix), Moloko - Sing It Back, Soel - Prelude, Modest Mouse - Float On, Goldroom - Morgan's Bay, Mr Scruff - Get A Move On, Propellerheads - On Her Majesty's Secret Service, John Williams - Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare With CinemaScope Extension, George Baker - Little Green Bag, Commodores - Machine Gun, Commodores - Brick House, Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Pharrell Williams - Happy (DnB Bootleg) (Radio Record), Mantronix - Got To Have Your Love (Club Edit), Rick James - Super Freak, MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This, Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Ennio Moricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Theme), David Bowie - Fashion, Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven, Gramatik - The Culture, Gramatik - The Swing Of Justice, En Vogue - My Lovin' [You're Never Gonna Get It], Eric B And Rakim - Paid in Full (Coldcut Mix), The O'Jays - For the Love of Money, Young MC - Know How, Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side, A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?, Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock3 - It Takes Two, Sir Mix-a-lot - I Like Big Buts, Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls, Soft Cell - Tainted Love - Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix], Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough, Lone - Dragon Blue Eyes, Matrix Movie Samples - redpill 2, New Order - The Beach, New Order - Blue Monday, Friday Movie Samples - shit2do, Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After, S'Express - Theme from S'Express, Snap  - The Power, Spandau Ballet - True, PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (1991), Perseus Russian Girlfriends, Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It, Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (4AM Mix), Queen - Another One Bites the Dust, Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), Tiger Ranks - Party Wit Me, Eminem - My Name Is, Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise, Coolio - Gangsters paradise, Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke, Elvis Presley - Baby, Let's Play House, Whitey - Leave Them All Behind (Re-Edited By The Glimmertwins), Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (The Glimmers mix), Tangerine Dream - Love On A Real Train, MGMT  - Electric Feel (Prince Language Remix) (Them Jeans Warmth), Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern's Disco Dub), Les Rythmes Digitales - Sometimes, Soel - Le Vicomte, Gerardo Frisino - Senior Rico, Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat

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Eclectic/Various/Old School/70s/Disco/Old School/Synth-Pop.

This was the second part of the live 5 hour set I did recently at a house party in Vancouver. This part is more disco tunes infused with some old school hip-hop, rock and pop. Check out the classics!

Earth Wind and Fire - September, Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove, Heatwave - Boogie Nights, Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy, Salt 'N' Pepa Feat. En Vogue - Whatta Man, Warren G Feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate, CeCe Peniston - Finally, Disclosure - Latch (Feat Sam Smith), Mantronix - Got To Have Your Love (Club Edit), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Prince - 1999, Prince - Kiss, Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer, Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, The Trammps - Disco Inferno, Ennio Moricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Theme), T. Rex - Get It On, The Doors - Alabama Song, David Bowie - Fashion, Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Duran Duran - Girls on Film, Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven, Gramatik - The Culture, Gramatik - The Prophet, Gramatik - U R The One, Gramatik - The Swing Of Justice, En Vogue - My Lovin' [You're Never Gonna Get It], The O'Jays - For the Love of Money (Intro), Young MC - Know How, Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side, A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?, Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock3 - It Takes Two, Sir Mix-a-lot  - I Like Big Buts, Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls, Soft Cell - Tainted Love: Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix], Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
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Rock/Motown/Pop/Funk/Old School Classics.

After a 6 month or so hiatus, I'm back with a bang... Well, a different sound at least... Welcome to Rod's House Party. This was a 5 hour set I did recently for a private party in the upper reaches of North Vancouver at a very nice house indeed. The crowd was a bit older and wanted some classics so I came up with the following playlist: (stay tuned for part 2)

George Baker - Little Green Bag, Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love, The Who - My Generation, Creedance Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising, The Contours - Do You Love Me, The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back, Commodores - Machine Gun, Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way, Commodores - Brick House, Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Pharrell Williams - Happy (DnB Bootleg) (Radio Record), Rick James - Super Freak, MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This
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July 1, 2007

4. Electronic Disco

Give this one time and it might just dig its claws into you. It starts off at a slowish pace with Max Sedgley's classic 'Happy' which changes direction with 4 Hero's 'Submerso' combination with Patricia Marx. We then start getting all electro 2-step breaks with the ever reliable Stanton Warriors. Seelenluft and Vitalic then add some electro-clash vibes before heading into vocal, jazz and deep tribal house territory with DJ Gregory, Masters at Work and Raff and Freddy. Some oldies but goodies. Stay tuned & keep it locked. 


1. Max Sedgley - Happy 2. Patricia Marx & 4Hero - Submerso 3. The Stanton Warriors - Jiggle Dat 4. Seelenluft - I Can See Clearly Now (Christian Candid mix) 5. The Stanton Warriors - Slanty 6. The Stanton Warriors - Adventures in Success (dub)7. Seelenluft - I Can See Clearly Now (Tiga mix) 8. Vitalic - You Prefer Cocaine 9. Outer Limits - Mission Control (R.Montanari and D.Ruberto mix) 10. G. Pai feat. Anna Maria X - Ocean of Blue 11. DJ Gregory - Attend 1 12. DJ Gregory - Block Party 13. Bazar - Hard to Find 14. DJ Gregory - Tropical Soundclash 15. John Ciafone - Everyday 16. Raff & Freddy - Listen 17. House of 909 - The Main Event (16B mix)
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June 1, 2007

3. Coming Up Fast

The third edition of MixCasts brings to you a fresh and funky long player 21 tune hybrid mix. The different styles on the mix starting at the beginning and going through to the end include : jazzy electronica, funk & soul, disco, jazzy broken beat, lazy house, electro-clash and back to chilled for the finale. You will find lots of ace stuff including Ashford & Simpson's cult disco classic instrumental 'Bourgie Bourgie' to Zero 7's fantastic B side instrumental 'Light Blue Movers' to more from 4 Hero's broken beat house remix and remixed style. You will even find the odd classic such as Inner City's 'Good Life'. 


1. 4 Hero - The Action (Visioneers Remix) feat. Ish aka Butterfly 2. Outlines - A Matter of Time 3. Two Banks of Four feat. Canning Town Socialist Collective Choir - Brilliant Circles 4. All The People - Cramp Your Style 5. Ashford & Simpson - Bourgie Bourgie 6. Helene Smith - Got to be a Man 7. Chic - Chic Cheer 8. Inner City - Good Life 9. Zero7 - Light Blue Movers 10. 4 Hero - Ways Of Thought (Restless Soul Remix) Featuring - Face 11. Shade Of Soul - Give In To Me (4 Hero Remix) 12. 4 Hero - Hold It Down (Bugz In The Attic mix) feat. Lady Alm 13. The Late Night Alumni - The Rest of Me 14. 4 Hero - Star Chasers (Masters At Work Remix) feat. Face 15. Focus - Having Your Fun (4 Hero Remix) 16. Ian Pooley - Heaven (DJ Tonka's High Pass mix) 17. Ian pooley - 900 Degrees (Cosmos Party dub by Tom Middleton) 18. Peaches - Shake Yer Dix (Tiga's where were you in 92 remix) 19. Vitalic - Poney Part 1 20. Tiga & Zyntherus - Sunglasses at Night 21. Ultra Nate - Twisted (4Hero mix)
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