Wednesday, October 29
Question of the Week:
You list a lot of genres that you play, and that you play all vinyl...it doesn't sound like you're a purist whatsoever. I personally hate the vinyl vs controller vs real dj'ing arguments but I'm curious on your take because you seem to be someone who see's the broad picture.
Nope not really a purist. I can do digital, I just choose not to because it does limit your ability to put on a "show" for the audience. Plus the temptation for many to "cheat" with their mixes by playing something pre programmed has been too great for a lot of "dj's" out there today. It's most definitely harder to fake the funk when you have to put your hands on an actual record. I like to put on a show to give them an entire experience and that is something you can't do with a couple of ipods or a laptop.
1) Phaeleh - The Cold In You (Djrum Remix) on Afterglo
2) Copy Paste Soul - For Real (original) on Gruuv
3)Justin Martin & Eats Everything - Kong on Dirtybird Records
4) Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Kneadin' on Dirtybird records
5) Eats Everything - Trubble on Dirtybird records
6) Prztz - WMC (Dub) on Shaker Plates
7) Bon Johnson - We Came To Break Ya on Detour Recordings
8) Jake Childs - setup on Jamayka Recordings
9) Full Phat - Housing Things (Big Hair remix) on Flatpack Traxx
10) Loopity Goofs - Melting (Thomas White remix) on Black Crack Records
11) James Curd Feat. Jdub - Buffalo Girls on Drop Music
12) DJ Bang - Can't Hardly Bang on Blucu
13) Ten City - That's The Way Love Is (Acieed Mix/Extended Version) on Atlantic
14) Clyde Feat Capital A - Serve It Up (Brooks' Hiphouse Mix) on Mantis Recordings
15) Artist Formally Known As Technique Presents Clear - Clear on Nite Grooves
16) Dj Mes - No Love Lost (Main) on Guesthouse Music
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Wednesday, October 22
No tracklist or question of the week this episode!
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Wednesday, October 15
Question of the Week:
How did you come into DJ'ing and what are you up to now with music?
I got into DJing back in high school. I always loved music, but wasn't gifted with awesome guitar skills, or being able to wail on a piano. I did realize I have a good ear for music which is one thing that lead me to DJing, that and having friends with turntables (including the one and only DJ Kadabra). Having many friends with turntables gave me the chance to spin many different genres (Trance, House D&B, Break Beat, Club). I Always had a soft spot for house. Growing up in Austin, in the late 90's early 2000's party scene, gave me the opportunity to listen to alot of great local house DJ's like all of 626 soul, DJ Herb, and Boogie Monster just to name a few. Fast Forward 10 or so years, I got an Ableton Controller. Shortly after, I got Traktor and a Numark DJ controller. I've Had some rough times since then, but playing with music always put me in a happy place. I decided to take that passion and turn it in to a career. I'm now attending College with a major in commercial music management. I plan on taking plenty of audio engineering, synth, and midi courses along side business courses. I would love to get a job mastering tracks, then producing, and hopefully in the end owning my own small record label
Demarkus Lewis - Poppin Fresh - LW Recordings
Jake Childs - Contained - Bunchlox Music
Troydon - Learn to Love (Chuck Love Remix) - OM
Johnny Fiasco - House of Chill - Klassik Fiasco
Andy Compton, Monocles, Slezz, Dana Byrd, Tantra Zawadi - Only Love (Main Vocal Mix) - Foliage
Claude 9, Chris Specht - Get You Some - Shaboom
Kerri Chandler - The Sun's Coming Up - Nite Grooves
Hanna Hais - Rosa Nova (Sax in Rio Dub) - Atal Music
Whitenoize - Pimp On - Guesthouse Music
Natural Rhythm - Fazz Junk - Guesthouse Music
Sound Navigators - Down on It (Joey Youngman Remix) - Blockhead
Fabio Bacchini - Restless - Lapsus Music
Wednesday, October 8
Question of the Week:
As someone who works the smaller, local rave parties as opposed to big festivals - how has that scene evolved over the last few years and where do you see it going in the next 5?
The only pattern I really see is that it just keeps getting bigger and more accepted by the mainstream. This is both a blessing and a curse. As DJ's from the 90's era, I don't think we ever realized that it was going to get this big. I remember trying to get my friends from my hometown of Kerrville into it. There were maybe 4 out of 20 that were truly into the music and culture. Everyone else may have gone to a party with me once and just didn't really get into it in the long run. Now Electronic Music is EVERYWHERE! I saw a post on Facebook saying that Tiesto was playing on MSNBC. That's just crazy to me.
With all the mainstream music being played at festivals and produced to sell on Beatport, we not only have a chance but in my opinion an obligation to spread more underground sounds and get the mainstream into that as well. The perfect place to do this is at smaller parties. I often play tracks that are produced by kids in their bedrooms that are amazing tunes that haven't been discovered yet. I think it sets me apart from other DJ's and I like that.
The truth is, however, even stuff that we would consider more underground or simply not as well known will always make itself into the mainstream. It's really just happened in the House scene lately. That mix of Dark Bass, Deep House, UK Garage, basically the vibes that are in my House Hook Up mix have seen a major rise in popularity in 2013. DJ's are playing that style at festivals. It's pretty awesome, but at the same time, when will it start getting watered down, or has it already? If it has, what will be next?? Honestly I can't speak for any scene other than Austin, Texas because I pretty much keep it local. I know that I will continue to search for the next big thing before it becomes well known here and then when it does, move on to the next. That's just how I've always done it.
I think festivals will continue to get bigger and bigger and more and more mainstream, but the smaller events will always be there. Maybe 3D Mapping will move into hologram technology, that would be fun. What else? Scented lasers? lol Whatever the future holds, I'm sure it will be spectacular!!!
Kaskade - Move For Me (Jask's Deep Late Night Experience Mix)
Luthier-If Only (Yan Brauer Remix)
The Fugees - Ready Or Not (2Groove & Disord3r Remix)
Plastic Funk feat Grandmaster Melle Mel - Don't Push Me (House It Dub Mix)
Billy Kenny - Don't Stop
Hannah Wants - Girls
Taches - Turn Of Phrase (Doubting Thoma Remix)
Blackfeel Wite & Going Deeper - N.F.M.T.
Jauz - Feel The Volume
Sub Focus - Close (Friend Within Remix)
Pete Graham - Wom
Apexape - Listen Up
Abby Jane - Come Again
London Grammar - Metal & Dust (Friend Within Remix)
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Wednesday, October 1
Question of the week:
Being a fun, light hearted guy, what attracts you to the darker spectrum of sounds?
I wasn't always fun and light hearted. When I was young I tended to gravitate towards music that was angry, and very dark. Playing drum and bass in the 90's, I was really drawn to the harder tech step stuff. It was made to make people dance, but it had a lot of rage and anger to it as well. Before I started playing D&B, I was playing a lot of really hard techno and listened to lots of ambient and drone.
Also, the labels putting tunes out like this have really been on fire the last few years. Innervisions, Last Night on Earth, Maeve, Tamed, Life and Death, and No. 19 to name a few. While they do put out dancefloor tunes, labels like this tend to also put out loads of interesting music. Not all of it works, but it's all pretty forward thinking.
1. Cine (Mind Against Remix) - Vaal - Baastard
2. Clouds - (Boso Reversion - Few Nolder - Boso
3. The Real Thing (Adriatique Remix) - Thyladomid, Madfoud - Diynamic
4. Fangtango - Matthew Dekay - Maeve
5. The Island (Baikal Remix) - Bajka, Hunter_Game - Last Night on Earth
6. Black Hills - Hunter_Game - Last Night on Earth
7. The Right Move - Jaw, Fur Coat - Bpitch Control
8. The Knight - Igor Vicente - Hot Creations
9. Adapt - Pavel Petrov - Trapez
10. The Landing - Ruede Hagelstein - Souviner
11. Desination Education (Terranova Mix) - Gui Boratto - Kompakt
12. Cradle in the Wind ( No Synth Version) - Horation, Gruia - Viva
13. Caravan - Horation, Gruia - Viva
14. Free the Visa - Philip Bader, Davide Squillace - This and That
15. Stella - La Fleur - Watergate Records
16. Keep Off (Wighnomy Brithors Detroittobrieflyshort-Ulle) - Sycophant Slugs - Poker Flat
17. Bay 25 - Mark du Mosch - Dekmantel
18. Acid Casino - Boris Werner - Voyage Direct
19. Escape (Jesse Rose & Playmode Remix) - Ninetoes - Kling Klong
20. 9th Configuration - Martin Buttrich, Audiofly - Supernature
21. Space Knights - Adriatique - Cityfox
22. Chamber Nights - Christian Burkhardt, Chris Tietjen - Cocoon