The top 40 most ‘liked’ mixes with a minimum of 100 plays go into the final for DJ Carl Cox’s Revolution @ Space Ibiza contest, so your support is really appreciated.
I decided to go with a selection of my own personal favorite tracks from recent months in a style that also reflects the music I’m currently working on. So it’s a creative exploration and expression of the house music styles that I personally prefer, rather than a ‘pleasing the crowd’ DJ mix (I can do that too of course :o)
It’s also a short journey through a longer club type set. It starts out nice and fluffy bar style, then into funky stuff, then more clubby and ultimately ends up ‘out there’ late night / early morning style.
I guess, words to describe it would be world / tropical / tribal / tech / house / funky / progressive / electronica.
I thought I’d make a mix that was in solidarity with all the ‘Occupy’ movements whilst giving this competition entry some extra depth.
6 ‘Bootleg’ tracks were first produced in Ableton, basically each track is two tracks mixed into one. I used the Ableton native EQ, High Pass Filters, Limiter and Compression & Reverb plus Izotope Nectar on vocal samples.
1= Pryda – Mirage VS Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People
2= Saint & Sinners – Pushing Too Hard (Nic Fanciulli Remix) VS Christian Henson – Liberation (The Devils Double Movie SoundTrack)
3= Digitalism – Circles
4= Umek – Promised Land VS Stan Kolev – Awakening 2012
5= The Gathering – In My System – The Revenge Remix VS Eric Prydz – 2Night
6= Pirupa Ft. Bajka – Trust (Club Mix) VS Walsh & Couture Vs Darin Epsilon – Detour On 44 (Dousk Remix)
7 = Depeche Mode – Peace (BSD Remix) VS Depeche Mode – Never Let Down Again (Eric Prydz Remix)
Michael St Clair (Author of Zen Of Stars)
Charlie Chaplin (From the film: The Great Dictator)
Immortal Technique (US Rap Artist)
Tom 9yrs Old (Russia Today News)
Nikita (Sample from Season 2 Episode 8)
Graham Hancock (Author of Fingerprints Of The Gods)
Sample from Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Love
Recorded Live on two Pioneer CDJs, at my DJ residency for Distil, Lebua, an exclusive 5 Star hotel lounge bar in Bangkok Thailand. The hotel was recently used in a shoot for ‘The Hangover Part 2′ Movie.
Paradise Koh Phangan Nr Koh Samui Thailand Full Moon Party: Progressive Electro House DJ Mix from: Tony Thomas, Chab, Daniel Gregory, Benz & MD, Suite 117, Lifelike & Kris Menace, Max Demand, Iman, Roman Rai, Rick Pier O Neil & Dom Kane.
A Mix of some of the tracks played at the Lighthouse after-hours club following the Wet ‘n’ Wild Outdoor Party in Hanoi Vietnam. Tracks from Mark Trophy, Kolombo, Jerome Zambino, Claude Monnet, Niaz Arca, Uberfelt, Saeed Younan, Jaytech, Richard Durand, Dousk, Jerome Isma-Ae & Martin Roth.
Bangkok | City Of Angels | DJ Mix Asia Thailand | Deep Tech & Progressive House
DJ Mix recorded using Ableton Live at my DJ Residency for Distil @ Lebua 5 Star Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Asia. Distil is at the luxury hotel Lebua in on the 64th floor overlooking the city of Bangkok.
I recorded this at the time when the troubles and unrest were happening in Bangkok. Riots on the streets, buildings being set on fire, and curfews at night. It was a tense time for everyone. Hence the ‘emotional’ content of this mix. The second track on the mix ‘I think of you’ sums up the time so very well; “City grew angry, the riots grew strong” “But I wish for a city of Angels” – stunning track, I cannot understand why I’ve never heard any other DJs play it!
Anyway, the rest of the mix also sings of ‘time for a change’ which is so very much needed today all over the world at this time in history, with people rising up and now becoming more ‘aware’ of the corporate greed, corruption and deception.
Recorded in Singapore, Asia, for a Fashion Show Party in a strange spruced up warehouse / bar lounge / club / restaurant complex. I originally recorded the set live and then mastered it in Ableton with some extra effects and sample edits from the classic sci-fi film Bladerunner. I ended up using 5 channels of Audio in the end mix, it ended up getting extremely complex and time consuming!
So following on from all the effort that went into the mix, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did making it :o) I wanted the DJ mix to sum up my time traveling through and staying in Singapore – a very clean futuristic place, kind of like Hong Kong or Tokyo in Asia for it’s style. The film Bladrunner sums up the mood perfectly I think. One of my favorite films of all time!
This is the kind of DJ style I played in Russia on many occasions. I can’t remember exactly which DJ gig in Russia I recorded this at, however It must have been a big one as the music is very up tempo, which is usually the way it goes for large crowds, especially in Russia!
Some of the best gigs I’ve ever done have been in Russia :o) With crowds of over 7000 people sometimes. It’s hard not to get nervous performing in front of large crowds, but the nerves only last as long as the first few tracks, then once you see the crowd go nuts, you know you’re ok for a few hours! Trick is keep building the DJ set over that time, not too quick that you play all your biggest tunes, however you need to keep everyone on their feet and interested the whole time.
The russian planes are something else also, they’re like ex-military planes with bits falling off them!
Original DJ Set recorded for an event for Emirates Airlines at the Sage Venue in Newcastle UK, Europe.
Time & Space | DJ Mix | Chilled Tech & Progressive House
A lush hot summer day up North in Newcastle at the amazing Sage venue, Emirates were launching a new flight from the Airport linking to Dubai and the rest of the world. They built a special airport ‘Lounge’ for me to perform in. It was all cocktails, champagne & air hostesses. Tough Job. I got to see one of my old friends from Graphic Design college on that day as well, who I hadn’t seen for donkeys years (a long time) so all in all a good gig.