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A New Mix for July – Both Skylights Open

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As always, I’m sorry it’s been ages.

Anyway yesterday I went up to the loft, opened the skylights, and this popped out. It’s perhaps got a bit more of a old fashioned house feeling in places than normal. But I think in general the sound works OK. And the Apparat remix at the end is stunning.

Buy tracks from Beatport.com – I do.

Tracklist:

  1. Listen To The Drums (Jazzanova / Dixon Remix) – Outlines
  2. The Soul Part II – The Revenge
  3. Start Something (40 Thieves Remix) – Morten Sorensen
  4. Blade Dancer (Dixon Edit) – Tokyo Black Star
  5. Kobra Dance (Joris Voorn Interpretation) – Wigald Boning
  6. Jump for Joy – Shumi
  7. Still Music – Steve Bug / Donnacha Costello
  8. Add This Song (Gluteus Maximus Remix) – Gus Gus
  9. Solee – Marco Dassi
  10. Inferno Jack – Butane
  11. Underneath the Wind Machine – Gavin Herlihy
  12. Pray (Mike Dunn’s Blackbal Instrumental Mix) – Mina Jackson
  13. Modernism Begins at Home – Burger Voigt
  14. Pale Horses (Apperat Remix) – Moby
  15. Pulsewidth – Aphex Twin

You can download the mix over on my Tumblr site. And if you like this kind of thing you can subscribe to the RSS feed over there.

And you should be able to get it as an iTunes podcast here – although it can take a day or so to update.

Let me know what you think. Unless you really hate it. In which case I’d rather live in blissful ignorance I think.

Easter 09 – Another One of Those Mixes

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Sorry it’s been a while.

This was done at the weekend when it was nice and sunny outside. Instead of trying to milk a goat, catch a leprechaun, make friends with my neighbours, learn the flute or anything else so exciting. Instead I popped open the skylights and the first fresh air of the year entered the loft…

I’m not sure exactly where this mix fits in the world. I’d like to think I could pull off a morning slot on a sunny terrace somewhere, but I think they’re becoming increasingly the kind of mixes that only elderly folk will like ;-)

Tracklist:

  1. Midtown 120 Intro – DJ Sprinkes
  2. Mystery of Nazereth – Marco Bernardi
  3. Twighlight (Layo and Bushwacka mix) – Unkle
  4. Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearsons Downtown Lights Mix) – Jon Hopkins
  5. Poisson Pilote – Rone
  6. Amish Kid (Sasse Remix) – Phonogenic
  7. Lovelee Dae (Tanner Ross & KiloWatts Remix) – Blaze
  8. Inner 8 (Dexters DXR Mix) – Alton Miller
  9. Roman – Trickski
  10. Ellelli (Kalabrese Remix) – Madioko N Rafika
  11. Guinea Pig (DJ Kozes Vocal Variation Remix) – Ben Watt
  12. Song for Marie and Elise (Aeroplane Remix) – Lullabies in the Dark
  13. Who Are You? (Ft Heidi Happy) – Zwicker
  14. Interlude in the Bed – Rone
  15. Swarm (Telefon Tel Aviv Remix) – Art of Trance

You can download the mix from here.

And you should be able to get it through the iTunes Podcast here (once the iTunes machine gets round to updating things).

If anyone fancies booking me to play at the awesomest party in the world ever drop me a line I’m sure it can be arranged.

Fast DJ Setups – Another Reason To Love YouTube

I just love the mini-cults that you find on YouTube sometimes. This is my favourite find for a while. Mobile Disc Jockey’s setting up their rigs time-lapse style…

And (love his YouTube overlay at the start – we should all use that technique – it’s neat).

And (nice ‘work it to the bone’ track).

And (nice use of Daft Punk, ‘Harder, Better, Faster’ – the ‘work it’ vocal continues the work vibe) .

And.

And.

And.

And, see what happens when you use a pre-assembled lighting rig? You get slated in the comments. Keep it real guys…

And perhaps my personal favourite:

Just look at the stills from all the videos above. They look so beautiful when they’re all together as a set. Lovely.

iPhone as VJ / DJ Controller via Midi

I know someone who is holding out on getting an iPhone because he was a bit scathing about them when they first came out. He’s scared of being shown up as a fool and a traitor when he gets one.

This video is just another example of the kind of thing that becomes possible if he just swallowed his pride. Nik, it’s time. It really is.

And if that wasn’t enough, this video showing an iPhone controlling Ableton Live nearly made me wee with excitement: