June Mix: Something Good Can Work

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As usual, relax and enjoy this nice blend of tracks.
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Track listing (48mins):
1-Something Good Can Work (RAC Remix) | Two Door Cinema Club.
2-Demons (Yuksek Remix) | Fenech-Soler.
3-Student Body (Bit Funk Remix) | LexiconDon.
4-100% [Treasure Fingers’ B-LIVE Pemberton Mix] | Chromeo.
5-I Can See (DCUP Remix) | Jazzanova ft. Ben Westbeech.
6-Start Again (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix) | The Aston Shuffle.
7-Not So Pretty (Feed Me Remix) | .
8-Supernova | Marchand.
9-Walking Away (Cosmonaut Grechko Version) | Druma Kina.
10-Tragedy | Display.
11-Sunlight (Armand Van Helden Remix) | Bag Raiders.
12-I Am Not A Robot (The Shoes Remix) | Marina & The Diamonds.
13-Happy Up Here (Breakbot Remix) | Royksopp.
14-Try Me (Jupiter Remix) | Anoraak.
15-All Night | Oliver .
16-Hour Of The Wolf (Lifelike Remix) | Adam Kesher.
17-Give Me Your Love (Fred Falke Club Edit) | Florrie.
18-Opposite of Love (North Lights ft. Perseus Remix) | AutoKratz.
19-Less Hate More Love | A-ux.
20-Audacity Of Huge (featuring Chris Keating) | Simian Mobile Disco.
21-We Used To Wait (Tronik Youth Patience Edit) | Arcade Fire.
22-Shades Of Black | Breakbot.
23-Township Funk (Crazy P Remix) | DJ Mujava.
24-Vox Populi [Lifelike Treatment] | Jupiter.
25-Without Lies (Breakbot Remix) | Aeroplane.
26-Sing It Back (Nacho Marco Remix) | Unclubbed feat. Lizzy Pattinson.
27-Groove Is In The Heart (Gigamesh Remix) | Deee-Lite.
28-Yeah Yeah Yeah | Pharao Black Magic.
29-CT | StardonE.
30-Lisztomania (feat. Jane Hanley) | Edwin Van Cleef.

May mix: The Dubstep edition

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So here it is… I have been listening to quite a lot of dubstep lately and I pulled this quick mixtape to share some tracks I like.
Wikipedia defines Dubstep as: “originated in south London, United Kingdom (…) tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals”. It’s characterized by syncopated low rhythm, dark coloration and heavy often wobbled bass lines.
It originated in the early 00’s and has become increasingly popular over the last 5 years. Its influences reach even in to mainstream pop music (Britney S. and Madonna incorporated typical dubstep rhythm).

This mix features a couple of productions of prominent players of the field, Skream (and its trio with Benga and ArtWork as Magnetic Man), and Nero. I also put in a few nice remixes of classics for you to judge what “dubstepping” a track sounds like.

I must say that I selected relatively “mainstream” examples most featuring vocal parts, an unusual feature. Check releases by Kode9; Mount Kimbie and Skrillex (among many many others) for more.

So, as usual, relax & enjoy!

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Track listing (29 mins):

1-Perferated | Skream.
2-Your Song (Blackmill Dubstep Remix) | Ellie Goulding.
3-I3 U SO (Skream’s Made Zdar Feel Like He Was 20 Again Remix) | Cassius.
4-Hot Mess (Dubstep Remix) | Chromeo.
5-Sweet Talk | Kito feat. Reija Lee.
6-Space Oddity (Captain Sebasto Remix) | David Bowie.
7-Getting Nowhere (feat. John Legend) | Magnetic Man.
8-Lights (Bassnectar Remix) | Ellie Goulding.
9-Time (Pretty Lights Remix) | Pink Floyd.
10-How Real (feat. Freckles) | Skream.
11-Ain’t Nobody (Breakage Remix) | Clare Maguire.
12-Guilt | Nero.

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The April Mix: Jazz Carnival

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Ok, Ok I am late, but nevermind, it’s still April and here is this month mix.

We will try something else this month: let’s break the rhythm and enjoy some fresh tunes. I put up this mix because spring is back, sun is out, so let’s groove and shake our butts. You’ll hear everything in this mix: hip hop, funk, brass band, crazy stupid mashups, a video game soundtrack, some danceHall and a latino cover of a reggae song 🙂

So, pull out the sunglasses, wear a short and your Hawaian shirt, sit down, relax and enjoy…

Track Listing (36mins):

1-Frontier Psychiatrist | The Avalanches.
2-Smells Like Rockin’ Robin | Go Home Productions.
3-Tightrope (featuring Big Boi) | Janelle Mon√°e.
4-Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) | Beyoncé.
5-dem a pree (chrome YUM YUM edit) | mr lexx .
6-Rooty Tooty Rainbow Man | Busy P & Roots Manuva.
7-She’s Got Me Dancing | Tommy Sparks.
8-Swagga | Beenie Man.
9-Good Life | Brassroots.
10-Marcellus | Light Year.
11-Fuck You | Cee-Lo Green.
12-Cash In My Pocket (Chew Fu Small Room Remix) | Wiley feat Daniel Merriweather.
13-Dance Wid We (feat. Serocee) | South Rakkas Crew.
14-Hot As Hell (Will Bailey Remix) | Drop The Lime.
15-Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix) | Los Rakas.
16-Africa (chromes yum yum edit) | Hackney Colliery Band.
17-Black Bug | Wick-it the Instigator.
18-Mr Bigstuff | J-Roc.
19-Moving Da Royalty (Will Smith vs. Daft Punk) | Rad Bad.

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The March Mix: Dutch Sauce

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Big change for this month. Let’s go pay a tribute to a specific genre of House music called “Dutch House”. It’s characterized by its monumental buildups and huge drops. It’s meant to be played loud and perfectly suited to monster clubs with thousands of robotic dancers. As you could have guessed, that genre arose and is prominent in the Netherland but it reaches way beyond. Prominent figures of this scene are Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, etc… Not necessarily the genre I like the most but I must give it credit: it is freakin’ moving and catchy.

In this tape I gather a bunch of tracks either representative of the genre or that I felt blend in nicely and helped building a heavy, powerful and pounding set. Special thanks to Laidback Luke’s Year Mix for the initial incentive to make this mix.

So, make space around you, crank up the volume, pop an E’ and enjoy…

Track Listing (28mins):

1-Out Of Body (Original Mix) | Jack Beats.
2-One (Original Mix) | Swedish House Mafia.
3-White Noise Red Meat (Original Mix) | Dada Life.
4-Coda (Radio Edit) | St. Beethoven.
5-76 (Original Mix) | Zero.
6-Instant Moments | R.O.O.S..
7-Amsterdamn (Original Mix) | Afrojack Vs. The Partysquad.
8-Real High (Original Mix) | Afrojack & Bobby Burns.
9-Smack My Bitch Up (Max Vangeli & AN21 Bootleg) | Prodigy.
10-Acapella (Acapella Version) | Kelis.
11-Across The Light (Original Mix) | Swanky Tunes.
12-TimeBomb (Original mix) | Laidback Luke feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn.
13-Indestructible | Robyn & Laidback Luke.
14-Pon De Foley (Ludachrist Remix) | Major Lazer.
15-When I Dip ( Gianni Marino Legboot ) | Bingoplayers.
16-Internet Killed The Video Star | The Limousines.
17-Cal State Anthem (LAZRtag Remix) | PeaceTreaty.
18-Undertaker (Original Mix) | Wolfgang Gartner.
19-California Roll | Mightyfools.
20-Call My Name (Spencer & Hill Remix) | Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Nadia Ali.
21-The Wildcat (Original Mix) | Porter Robinson.

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The February Mix

Engrailed mixTape logo 010Enough of rock and electronic rhythms! For this month I have prepared a nice set of tracks with soul and body. We’ll go blues, RnB, soul and hiphop.
Hats down to ChromeMusic for the quality of the music they love and share.

Relax and enjoy!

Track listing (28mins):

1-Folsom Prison Gangstaz | Eazy E vs Johnny Cash.
2-Soul Sister (chrome version) | Common & Allen Toussaint .
3-I need a dollar (Bakija Rmx) | Aloe Blacc & Wu-Tang Clan.
4-Next Episode | Taggy Matcher.
5-Seven Nation Army | Ben l’Oncle Soul.
6-New World (Chrome Remix) | Al Green.
7-Hard Times (Feat. Black Thought) | John Legend & The Roots.
8-Straighten It Out (Vocal Radio Edit) | Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.
9-Our Generation | Ernie Hines.
10-Soul strut | Lady Daisey.
11-on the Message (YUMYUM) | Grandmaster Flash & Dj Honda.
12-Straight Outta Compton | N.W.A.
13-Knock Out Eileen (L L Cool J vs. Dexy’s Midnight Runners) | lobsterdust.
14-Monsta | Kanye West (Nicki Minaj Solo Version).
15-she said (chromes yum yum edit) | Plan B .
16-Rehab | The Jolly Boys.
17-Freefallin’ | Atmosphere.

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DJ Set in Bruxelles

Last week end I played at a party in Bruxelles, what should have been a 2 hours set transformed in an epic 4.5 hours banging party. Everything was great! The venue was the upper floor of a tiny but very cosy and friendly bar downtown Bruxelles (Cafe Gudule) in which way too many people crammed, raising the temperature and humidity to sauna levels. The crowd was awesome, great party people, natural born dancers and bangers. The most important thing was the rocking and electrifying concert of She Goes Electro before the set. I must really thank them for opening for me 😉 She Goes Electro is a band you must check out. We wrapped up in the early morning, sipping on Rum. It was immense fun!
To give you a flavor of what happened, here is a mini-mix of some tracks played.

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December mix

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Christmas is coming and snow is falling. Isn’t that nice? But don’t worry, for this december edition, no Christmas carols nor Jingle bells of any sorts. Just a couple of good tracks I put my hands on more or less recently.
Relax & enjoy!

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1-Hello (Original Mix) | Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette.
2-Hustler | Simian Mobile Disco.
3-As We Bang | Nas and Damian Marley & Rye Rye feat M.I.A. [Ruben X (Boston Strip)].
4-Moving Cities (Album Version) | Faze Action.
5-Singular (feat. Matias Aguayo) | Discodeine.
6-Cosmic Rave | Junkie XL.
7-Good Lovin’ | Faze Action.
8-Cooler Couleur (Junkie XL Remix) | Crookers (featuring Yelle).
9-Baby Blue (The Chaotic Good Remix) | The Scanners.
10-Einmal In Der Woche Schreien | Siriusmo.
11-Cello Song (Mighty Mouse’s Not So Official Edit Type Thingy) | Books feat. Jose Gonzalez .
12-Runaway | Dirty Shorts.

The November Mix

November.004.pngThis month, I decided to mix oldies and more recent songs. Enjoy!

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Track listing (40mins):
1-Last Nite | Vitamin C.
2-Majestic 12 (Super Mal Remix) | Dada Featuring The Other.
3-People Are Strange (Chew Fu D&G fix) | The Doors.
4-Gold In The Fire | MONARCHY.
5-Drugs In My Body | Thieves Like Us.
6-Got To Have (Yeah Left remix) | James Curd.
7-Lisztomania (Yuksek Remix) | Phoenix.
8-Rapper’s Delight (Van She Tech Remix) | Dan the Automator.
9-Quicksand (Boy 8-Bit Remix) | La Roux.
10-Vox Populi [Lifelike Treatment] | Jupiter.
11-I’ll Get You (Featuring Jeppe) | Classixx.
12-Don’t Turn The Lights On (Aeroplane Remix) | Chromeo.
13-Inner Sanctum | DVAS.
14-Mere Pass | Basement Jaxx.
15-Heartbreaker (Discodeine Remix) | Metronomy.
16-Everything in its Right Place (Gigamesh/DiscoTech remix) | Radiohead.

The October Mixtape

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This month, let’s slow down a bit and enjoy some more jazzy tunes.

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Track listing:
1-Gypsie Doodle (Remix) (& Dunkelbunt feat Morgenlandstricher) | Analogik.
2-Blackpool Roll | Mr Scruff .
3-Daft Cumbia | Uproot Andy.
4-Circuit (Siriusmo remix) | David Rubato.
5-Confession (Parov Stelar Remix) | Kid Loco.
6-Get There | Benny Sings.
7-Organ Donor | DJ Shadow.
8-Comfortable Up Here (Lil Wayne vs Royksopp mashup) | The Hood Internet.
9-she said (chromes yum yum edit) | Plan B .
10-Streets is gettin hot (Prod. by Cookin Soul) | Beenie Man.
11-Call The Law F/ Janelle Mon√°e | Outkast.

The September Mixtape

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September 2010 Mixtape (33mins)
1-Of Moons Birds and Monsters (Holy Ghost! Remix) | MGMT.
2-Shooting Stars (Kris Menace Remix) | Bag Raiders.
3-Cold Dust Girl (Only Children Remix) | Hey Champ.
4-Lost And Found | Exchpoptrue.
5-Mfamu | The Very Best.
6-Tijuana (Trumpets of Lust) | Play Paul.
7-Always More (Yuksek Remix) | AutoKratz.
8-Wellness Is Wild (Dre Skull Mix) | Goon & Koyote.
9-Rome (Lanny Merge Remix) | Phoenix.
10-When We Were Young (Breakbot Remix) | Sneaky Sound System.
11-Majestic 12 (Super Mal Remix) | Dada Featuring The Other.
12-To Make Her Smile | Chauffeur.