Today we have one of the few remaining DJ mixes from the DJ Cor vault. It was over a decade ago, but I do believe this was the mix I recorded after Bump, which makes it the first demo I ever laid down on CD. Apparently I had yet to get used to this strange new medium, as I still recorded two separate short sets like we did in the cassette days. Old habits die hard, I guess. Anyhow, the first “side” is good old fashion funky house, and the second is slightly more chill funky house. What range! There’s some classic tracks on here: Burnin’ by Daft Punk, Sing It Back by Moloko, Go Insane by… damn, I can’t remember. Don’t count on a tracklist for this one. Ten years was a long time ago, but the music still holds up. Let’s take a trip back…
First and foremost, on behalf of the whole Beatery crew I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! There is so much that we all have to be thankful for, and we here at the ‘ol Blog want to give special thanks out to all of you for your amazing support. Somehow this thing has been going for a year and a half now, we’ve grow to four members, have put up 59 DJ sets, 44 exclusive podcasts, have had over 20,000 visits, almost 1,000 comments, and are on the verge of launching monthly parties. We do this ting because we want to share the music we are passionate about with all of you, and without your participation and feedback it would all be a big waste of time. So thank you, thank you, thank you! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with friends, family, food and are ready for some more beats!
It’s back around to me for the podcast this week, and I wanted to change it up a little bit. There was a time where I would exclusively play progressive house and trance and while I still love and actively follow the music I’ve haven’t made the time to get it in a podcast since “The Golden Hour” over a year ago. With winter setting in, the short, cold days, the chill in the air, it seemed like the perfect time to cuddle back up with some cozy progressive medleys and bundle up in a blanket by the fire.
In our new “Friday Five” format it will roll through you like a chill, and maybe help you see the hidden beauty in our darkest season. Enjoy!
Well folks, after a year year of living down here I’m on my way out of Bolivia. After some travels to Argentina and Brazil I’ll be back in the Bay around mid August. I just can not believe a year has gone by already, they just seem to fly by these days. And maybe not coincidentally this year has been chalk full of fantastic new experiences: new language, new food, new friends, new culture, a new love, new job, and maybe most relevant here, new music.
In “Bolivi’n It Up”* I tried to combine the music I’ve been playing down here, more easily accessible edm and pop-remixes, with the general vibe of living in La Paz: fast paced, energetic, a bit dirty and a lot of fun! We start of in a Bolivian bus station and just let the vibe flow from there. I thinks it’s a healthy fusion of styles, not veering too far into pop nor too deep into hard electro, and many of the tracks are pulled straight from my sets over the past year.
* Mad props out to my homie Bun Chan in Japan for inspiring that title. When are we gonna get you on the podcast Bun Chan??
If you enjoy the set half as much as I’ve enjoyed living in Bolivia I’ll have done something rite. Thanks for listening, and all my peoples in the Bay, I’ll see you soon!
Bueno amigos y amigas, me estoy yendo de Bolivia este fin de mes, después de haber estado por un año. No puedo creer que el tiempo hay pasado tan rápido! Tal vez una de las razones es es que ese año ha estado lleno de nuevas experiencias fantásticas: nuevo idioma, nueva comida, nuevos amigos, nuevo amor, nueva cultura, nuevo trabajo y nueva música también.
En “Bolivi’n It Up” he tratado de combinar música que he estado tocando aqui, sobretodo pox-remixes, con el ambiente general de vivir en La Paz: Ritmo rápido, energético, un poco sucio y muy divertido! Empezamos con en una estación de micros de bolivianos y dejamos que fluja el ambiente de ahí. Yo creoque es una fución saludable de estilos, no muy pop, no muy hard electro y muchas de las canciones son de mis sets de el último año.
Muchas gracias a todos mis amigos que colaboraron para que este año en Bolivia sea maravilloso; voy a extrañar Bolivia y a todos ustedes! Disfruten de esta mezcla!
Man, I always love World Cup time. And out here in Bolivia it’s waaaay more fun, ’cause, well, the Bolivian people actually care about soccer (as opposed to in the States where the people are clueless at best, and actively loathe soccer at the worst). Along with the games come the hype, and there’s no better administers of hype than the two big shoe/sporting goods companies endorsing this year’s Cup: Nike & Adidas.
Who knew that La Roux was biting the hair style of 22 year old video game character?
Last Monday we chilled, how about we rock out to start this week? I’ve got a quartet of slammin remixes here I’ve been meaning to share for a while, so lets just throw ‘em all together into a Monday morning omelet of melted, gooey beats! Yummmmm…
Let’s start off with the slamming DatA remix of syth-pop sensation La Roux. I always thought this track needed a good remixin’ and DatA delivers a top notch track with a kicking beat, sick electro syths, sweet cords and maybe most importantly: a relatively hands off approach with the La Roux’s catchy original vocals. Classy.
Next up is a SYTYCB contestant who needs no introduction. Wolfgang Gartner is back with yet another sick ass remix, this time of MSTRKRFT & John Legend. Too many cooks in the kitchen? Naw man, Gartner’s got this:
Speaking of our “So You Think You Can Bump??” contest, lets turn now to the winners. You can’t check your email these days with out tripping over a Daft Punk remix on the internet, and I’m here to add one more to the clutter. Kid Dub’s remix of “Around The World” is one of the best I’ve heard in years. It gets a little busy at it’s apex, but still a crowd pleaser and fresh new take on the classic:
Finally rounding out he field is Rusko’s fantastically produced remix of the “Bionic Comando” NES theme. This came out last year when the new version* of the game was released. A slew of remixers all took their crack at it and this is by far my favorite of all that I’ve heard. Clean, well produced, and perfect integration of the theme and sound effects. Makes me wanna go download an emulator re-play this classic…
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