I wonder what Bowie thought of Daft Punk? Or the Plump DJs? Manuel De Lorenzi?? Well not too sure he would have heard of the latter two but anyhow here is a dedication to the inimitable Ziggy Stardust. An oddly fitting tribute perhaps?

David Bowie - Starman, David Bowie - The Jean Genie, David Bowie - Changes, David Bowie - Rebel Rebel, The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary, David Bowie feat. Queen Under Pressure, Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby, Run DMC It's Like That, The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt, Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine, Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Lose It (In The End) Featuring Ghostface Killah & Alex Greenwald, David Bowie - Let's Dance, Gramatik - Bring It Fast, David Bowie - Fame (Funk Ferret Edit), High Contrast - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Phibes Remix), Duran Duran Vs. Gramatik - Wild Boys 2010, Prince - Funk'n'Roll (Sammy Senior Remix), Daft Punk Voyager, David Bowie - Loving The Alien (Scumfrog mix), Daft Punk - Short Circuit, Thomas Bangalter - Club Soda, Manuel De Lorenzi - What I Have Done (dub mix), Manuel De Lorenzi & Tone-on - The Laughing (Original Mix), Fur Coat - Balance, 10 CC - I'm Not in Love, House Of Usher - Shades, The Plump DJs - The Funk Hits the Fan, Elektronauts - Bumper (Plump's Remix), Mr Reds Vs Dj Skribble - Everybody come on, Daft Punk - Superheroes

Chilled/Old School/Rap/Synth Pop/Funk/Electronica.

Wacky mix tape! Superman Vs Batman with a whole lot of different stuff in between!

Bill Withers - Lovely Day, The Velvelettes - Needle In A Haystack, Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley, Theme From Superman, King Bee - Back By Dope Demand, C & C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat, Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real, The Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets, Madonna - Justify My Love, Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes, Visage - Fade To Grey, The Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby, Prince - Raspberry Beret, 808 State - Pacific State, Awesome 3 - Don't Go, N-Joi - Anthem, Salt'n'Pepa - Push It, Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Inner Life / Jocelyn Brown - Ain't No Mountain High Enough [Larry Levan's Garage Mix], Bizarre Inc. - Playing With Knives, Kixnare - Gucci Dough, Batman Theme, Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces, Pleasure - Joyous, De La Soul - Breakadawn (Rhythm Scholar Early Morning Radio Remix), Stealers Wheel-Stuck in the Middle With You (Funk Ferret Edit), Movie Samples - holdit, Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives, Kym Sims - Too Blind to See It [Hurley's House Mix], The Smiths - This Charming Man (Luis Leon (Official) Bootleg), Mirror People - Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Sunset Remix), Space Ranger - Push Button Bang (Jori Hulkkonen Remix), LFO - LFO, Daft Punk - Nightvision, Thievery Corporation - Claridad (feat. Natalia Clavier), Little Milton - We're Gona Make It

Says exactly what it is on the tin: Rock / Reggae / Rap or something like that. Check out the tracks.  

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Fire, Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks, The Rolling Stones - Let's Spend The Night Together (Instrumental), Eric Clapton - Before You Accuse Me, Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning, B.B. King - Confessin' The Blues, the meters - cissy strut, Glen Brown - Wicked Can't Run This Dub, Rusko - Lions Paw, Cedric Im Brooks - Give Rasta Glory, DJ Maars - Made You Look Riddim, Double X- Money Talks (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), House Of Pain- Jump Around (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), LL Cool L- Mama Said Knock You Out (Maars Reggae Re-Edit), Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard (Instrumental), Buju Banton- Champion (Maars Re-Edit), Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard, Naughty By Nature- Clap Yo Hands (Maars Reggae Re-Edit), The Pharcyde- Ya Mama (Maars Reggae Re-Rub), Skee Lo- I Wish (Maars Re-Funk), Skee-Lo -I Wish, Beastie Boys - You Gotta Fight For Your Right (To Party), The Smiths - How Soon Is Now (12" Version), Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?, The Black Keys - Howlin' For You

A lot of variety on this one. Marvin Gaye through to the Kinks, Leftfield, Arctic Monkeys and then into some deep house with Disclosure.

Creedance Clearwater Revival - I heard it through the grapevine, Marvin Gaye - I heard it through the grapevine, The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, April March - Chick Habit, Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go, Cream - White Room, The Kinks - You Really Got Me (live version), Primal Scream - Rocks (live version), T Rex - Jeepster, Doors, The Strange Days (Thievery mix), Les Rythmes Digitales - (Hey You) What's That Sound?, Leftfield - Open Up, Ronson, Mark & Alex Greenwald - Just, Arctic Monkeys - Snap Out of It, Perseus - Russian Girlfriends, New Order - Blue Monday, LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost! Remix), Hot Chip - And I Was A Boy From School, U.N.K.L.E. - Reign (featuring Ian Brown), Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Offsuit Remix), Funky Green Dogs - Fired Up, Roy Davis Jr - Gabriel (featuring Peaven Everett), Tiger Stripes - Glorified (Original Mix), Disclosure - Latch (Jamie Jones Remix), Disclosure - White Noise (Original Mix) Ft. AlunaGeorge

Breaks/Beats/Pop/Hip Hop.

Some great hot Friday tracks here to start the weekend off for the Black Kettle crowd. A mix of reggae, electronica, pop hits, hip hop, breaks and movie enthused madness. 

Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning, Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm, Garnet Silk - Love is the answer, Bob Marley - One Love (original version), Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, Thievery Corporation - Doors Of Perception (featuring Gunjan), St. Germain - Dub Experience, Metro Area - Things Fall, Röyksopp - Eple, Air - Modular Mix, Bon Iver - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Rerub), Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You, Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson vs. Q-Tip - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough vs. Breathe And Stop [White Label Mix], 50 Cent - In Da Club (Instrumental), 50 Cent - In Da Club (Beyonce Remix), The Streets - 50 Pence in Da Pub, FPU Project - Crockett's Theme - FPU Original, New Order - Confusion Instrumental, John Williams - The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme), DJ Tools - Chewie05, The Jedi Knights - Dances of the naughty knights, The Prodigy - Climatize, The Jedi Knights - Air Drums from Outer Bongolia, Chicago - Street Player


More DJ sets from our weekly residence at the Black Kettle Brewery in North Vancouver. This one is pretty eclectic and a bit sudden in parts but has some great tracks ranging from Elvis, reggae, Aphex Twin, Queen, Sugarhill Gang and Prince. 

Elvis Presley - I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine [Outtake], Tommy McCook - Green Mango, Hawa - D.A.N.C.E. (Justice Cover), Air - Modular Mix, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden, Aphex Twin - Heliosphan, Caustic Window - Cordialatron, Caress - Catch The Rhythm (Danny Krivit Edit), Queen - Another One Bites the Dust, Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (4AM Mix), The Doors - Alabama Song, Prince - Cream
Eclectic/Various/Movie-influenced/Motown/Old School/Breaks/Beats.

Get yourself down to the Black Kettle Brewery in North Vancouver on Fridays and you'll hear a wide range of fresh and funky tracks being spun by myself and DJ Rob. This was the first 3 hours of a set I played on Friday June 19th 2015. You may recognize some of the tracks from Rod's House party. This is like an extended eclectic selection. There may be the odd shout out on the mic you can hear! Check it.

Max Sedgley - Slowly, The Sabres Of Paradise - Smokebelch II (Beatless Mix), Hot Chip - The Warning, Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can U Luv Me, U.N.K.L.E. - Unkle (Main Title Theme), Thievery Corporation - Transglobal Underground  - Khalgi Stomp (Thievery mix), Moloko - Sing It Back, Soel - Prelude, Modest Mouse - Float On, Goldroom - Morgan's Bay, Mr Scruff - Get A Move On, Propellerheads - On Her Majesty's Secret Service, John Williams - Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare With CinemaScope Extension, George Baker - Little Green Bag, Commodores - Machine Gun, Commodores - Brick House, Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Pharrell Williams - Happy (DnB Bootleg) (Radio Record), Mantronix - Got To Have Your Love (Club Edit), Rick James - Super Freak, MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This, Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Ennio Moricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Theme), David Bowie - Fashion, Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven, Gramatik - The Culture, Gramatik - The Swing Of Justice, En Vogue - My Lovin' [You're Never Gonna Get It], Eric B And Rakim - Paid in Full (Coldcut Mix), The O'Jays - For the Love of Money, Young MC - Know How, Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side, A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?, Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock3 - It Takes Two, Sir Mix-a-lot - I Like Big Buts, Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls, Soft Cell - Tainted Love - Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix], Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough, Lone - Dragon Blue Eyes, Matrix Movie Samples - redpill 2, New Order - The Beach, New Order - Blue Monday, Friday Movie Samples - shit2do, Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After, S'Express - Theme from S'Express, Snap  - The Power, Spandau Ballet - True, PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (1991), Perseus Russian Girlfriends, Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It, Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (4AM Mix), Queen - Another One Bites the Dust, Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), Tiger Ranks - Party Wit Me, Eminem - My Name Is, Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise, Coolio - Gangsters paradise, Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke, Elvis Presley - Baby, Let's Play House, Whitey - Leave Them All Behind (Re-Edited By The Glimmertwins), Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (The Glimmers mix), Tangerine Dream - Love On A Real Train, MGMT  - Electric Feel (Prince Language Remix) (Them Jeans Warmth), Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern's Disco Dub), Les Rythmes Digitales - Sometimes, Soel - Le Vicomte, Gerardo Frisino - Senior Rico, Mr. Oizo - Flat Beat

Eclectic/Various/Old School/70s/Disco/Old School/Synth-Pop.

This was the second part of the live 5 hour set I did recently at a house party in Vancouver. This part is more disco tunes infused with some old school hip-hop, rock and pop. Check out the classics!

Earth Wind and Fire - September, Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove, Heatwave - Boogie Nights, Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy, Salt 'N' Pepa Feat. En Vogue - Whatta Man, Warren G Feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate, CeCe Peniston - Finally, Disclosure - Latch (Feat Sam Smith), Mantronix - Got To Have Your Love (Club Edit), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (original demo from 1978), Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Prince - 1999, Prince - Kiss, Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer, Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground, The Trammps - Disco Inferno, Ennio Moricone - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Theme), T. Rex - Get It On, The Doors - Alabama Song, David Bowie - Fashion, Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Duran Duran - Girls on Film, Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven, Gramatik - The Culture, Gramatik - The Prophet, Gramatik - U R The One, Gramatik - The Swing Of Justice, En Vogue - My Lovin' [You're Never Gonna Get It], The O'Jays - For the Love of Money (Intro), Young MC - Know How, Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side, A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?, Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock3 - It Takes Two, Sir Mix-a-lot  - I Like Big Buts, Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls, Soft Cell - Tainted Love: Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix], Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Rock/Motown/Pop/Funk/Old School Classics.

After a 6 month or so hiatus, I'm back with a bang... Well, a different sound at least... Welcome to Rod's House Party. This was a 5 hour set I did recently for a private party in the upper reaches of North Vancouver at a very nice house indeed. The crowd was a bit older and wanted some classics so I came up with the following playlist: (stay tuned for part 2)

George Baker - Little Green Bag, Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love, The Who - My Generation, Creedance Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising, The Contours - Do You Love Me, The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back, Commodores - Machine Gun, Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way, Commodores - Brick House, Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Pharrell Williams - Happy (DnB Bootleg) (Radio Record), Rick James - Super Freak, MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This

Another paradigm shift to bring me into line with today’s DJ climate: I’ve added my MacBook Pro to my Deejay setup and started using software to mix tracks along with my hardware. After a month of playing around and testing settings and different software, I’ve produced my first mix. By far the best thing about this is being able to mix so many different genres with relative ease. For today’s music scene and for your average listener, they don’t want to listen to pure electronic music for an hour: now’s zeitgeist is much more a combination of vocals, indie/alternative, house and electronica. A genre I’d call Indietronica. Software brings with it the ability to quickly choose tracks and mix them without having to prepare extensive tracklists and burning cds/ripping onto USB. This mix contains so many different styles: rock, hip-hop, downtempo, indie-rock, electronica, house and electronic funk. The possibilities for future mixes have suddenly got so much wider. I’m a happy bunny ☺ The tracks selected here were selected from the Hype Machine’s most popular tracks of June 2011. There are some absolutely stunning tracks of which my favourites include Washed Out’s ‘Amor Fati’, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur’s ‘Garden’, the remix of Parov Stelar’s ‘Booty Swing’ and two tracks from Foster the People. 

 1. Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side 2. A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It 3. Nero - My Eyes 4. Birdy Nam Nam - Defiant Order 5. Sebastian (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)- Love in Motion 6. Washed Out - Amor Fati 7. Modest Mouse - Float On 8. Goldroom - Morgan's Bay 9. Foster the People - Houdini 10. Architecture in Helsinki - Contact High 11. Capital Cities - Safe & Sound 12. Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (RAC Mix) 13. Apparat - Black Water 14. Foster the People - Waste 15. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden 16. Toro Y Moi - New Beat (Fare Soldi CantaTu mix) 17. Parov Stelar - Booty Swing (Tits & Clits Mix) 18. Duck Sauce - Goody Two Shoes (Viceroy Edit) 19. Martin Solveig - The Night OUt 20. Skrillex - Slats Slats Slats 21. The Weekend - What You Need 22. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - How Can U Luv Me 23. Buddy Holly - Everyday 24. Yacht - Utopia 25. Burning Hearts - Into the Wilderness

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