June 6, 2018

60. False Dawns

Electronica/Deep House/Melodic Techno
 
This is why I love my Denon DJ MCX8000. Once they make DJ controllers robust enough, they will rule the world. I selected tracks to be as creative as I possibly could while playing the music I love: electronica, house, and techno, all in a melodic and deep style. Some new tracks and quite a lot of retrospective tracks at the beginning. Big shout out to Sasha and his Last Night on Earth label and podcast mixes. The second half of this mix is inspired by his new stripped down style. I've also tried to include as many samples as I could to compliment the music. Check out the video to this mix here: https://mrvan.ca/falsedawns
 
Bent - Exercise 4, Bent - Excercise 7, Bent - Excercise 7 Sample, Flying Lotus - Do the Astral Plane, Lemon Jelly - In The Bath, Jazzanova - Fedime's Flight, Prefuse 73 - Busy Signal, BAILE - Regrets, A$AP Rocky - Fashion Killa (Druid Cloak Moonglade Remix), Jay-Z - Tom Ford (Instrumental Remake by YozzeeBeats), Mortal Kombat 4 - Game Samples, Lone - Dream Girl / Sky Surfer, Samples - Acapellas from movies, Rustie - Ice Tunnels, Caribou - Julia Brightly, Amorphous Androgynous - In Mind, Gidge - I Fell in Love, Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix), Alexis Tyrel - Challenging The Impossible, Tibi Dabo - Never Never (Original Mix), BAILE - 1045, Red Axes - Sun My Sweet Sun (Konstantin Sibold Afro Tech Mix), Way Out West - Spaceman (Robert Babicz Mix), KiNK - Five, Bart Skils - Ocean Drive, Sentre - Sunshine (Sentre Club Mix), Tibi Dabo - Perpetua Mobilia (Original Mix), Stephan Bodzin - Birth, The XX - On Hold (Jamie XX Remix), Bart Skils - Ocean Drive (reprise)
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Deep House/Melodic Techno/Progressive House/Breaks
 
Here's a quality mix of the best tunes I've collected over the last 4-5 months. Some corkers from CamelPhat, DJ Icey and a few older tracks. It's a journey that starts more melodic and slow then builds into progressive breaks and crazy glitch-type noises. Wicked inabed mon.
 
Blank and Jones - Pura vida, Nile Rodgers - Do What You Wanna Do (Moon Boots Mix), Moon Boots - Tear My Heart feat. Lulu James, Amine Edge & DANCE Vs Blaze (Kevin Hedge) - Lovelee Dae, Tone Depth, Jerome Isma-Ae - Kiera (Original Mix), KiNK - Suncatcher, CamelPhat & Elderbrook - Cola, Jamie Jones - Kooky Chords (Original Mix), Jamiroquai - Little L (Blaze Remix), The Stanton Warriors - Colima, Jon Cutler - It's Yours (feat. E-Man) [NiCe 7 Remix], CamelPhat - Drop It (Original Mix), Way Out West - Tuesday Maybe (Guy J Extended Mix), Robert Babicz - Darkflower (Fever Mix), Bicep - Glue, Christian Martin, Mark Starr - Wat (Original Mix), Smookie Illson, CLB - Yella (Original Mix), Colombo - Heart Player, DJ Icey - The Bump (Tonite Only Mix), Shade K & Terrie Kynd - Microfool, DJ Icey - Through The Door, Tony Faline - One Time for the DJ (DJ Icey Mix), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble (Lunice remix)
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August 28, 2017

58. Deep in the Garden

Deep House/Melodic Techno
 
A quick one-hour set recorded deep in the garden on a Friday afternoon before going out for a few beers.
 
1. Adana Twins - Everyday 2. Bondax - Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Mix) 3. Zdenko Grbavac - Aevum (Chymera Remix) 4. Blue Fields - Seven X Seven (John Tejada Remix) 5. Dominik Eulberg - Opel Tantra 6. Bas Amro - Ten (Vincenzo Mix) 7. Hunter Game - Don't Feel The Presence 8. The Jedi Knights - Solina (The Ascension) 9. Ian Brown - F.E.A.R. (Morgan Geist Remix) 10. Nice7 - Bassline Soldiers 11. Will Azada - It's Uh Like This 12. The White Lamp - It's You (Eats Everything & Christopher Acid Ouse Mix) 13. Underground Resistance - Hi-Tech Jazz (The Elements)
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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 (?)
 
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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February 18, 2008

6. More Techno than Tribal

This MixCast is fairly deep and pounding in places and extremely relentless on the driven bass. It's full of tunes such as Miss Kitten, Dave Clarke, Phil Kieran and then gets a touch more melodic with Circulation and some Slam mixes. A little oldie but a goodie for techno fans. 


1. Miss Kittin - Requiem for a Hit 2. Miss Kittin - Soundtrack of Now 3. Dave Clarke - The Wolf 4. Dave Clarke - Just Ride 5. Dave Clarke - Just Ride 6. Dave Clarke - The Wiggle 7. Futureshock - Frequency (Phil Kieran mix) 8. Slam - Visions (Phil Kieran mix) 9. Circulation - Silver A 10. Circulation - Aqua A 11. Circulation - Silver B 12. Circulation - Aqua B 13. Spooky - Belong (Vocal mix) 14. Slam - Alien Radio 15. Slam - Stepback (Jon Selway and Christian Smith mix) 16. The Flash Brothers - Firm of Entity 17. Slam - Alien Radio (Paul Daley mix) 18. Mandalay - Deeper (Charlie May mix)
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