Deep Electronica/Disco House/Trip Hop.
This is a cheeky homage to yes, you guessed it... The Late Night Tales music compilations. What I loved about these is that they are a homage to the history of the chosen DJ or artist's musical tastes. Kinda like a musical story of where they came from and which tracks stood out along the journey. I also like that they are not really meant for the dance-floor and are quite eclectic. I loved the Air and Jamiroquai ones. You might recognize the odd track in this mix. I put together my own version that was based around a history of deep electronic music - a tour from Detroit to Chicago to Warp Records with some disco house thrown in. There are a lot of other cities represented like New York, Bristol, Paris, Sheffield, Leicester... The natural place to start was with a few Larry Heard type tracks. This was how the tracklisting evolved and I recently played this out at Resurrection Spirits in East Vancouver and recorded the live mix then put it through my sound optimization software. Hope you enjoy it!
Sebastien Tellier - Le Long De La Riviere Tendre, AFX - Laricheard, Mr Fingers - Stars, Model 500 - The Flow, Autechre - Eggshell, Sub Sub - Past, Carl Craig - A Wonderful Life, The Beloved - Sun Rising, Röyksopp - In Space, Daft Punk - Doin' it right, Massive Attack & Mos Def - I Against I, The Prodigy - You Will Be Under My Wheels, Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix by Paul Oakenfold), Surface - Falling In Love (D.K. Edit Of Shep Pettibone Remix), Candido - Dancin' & Prancin', Daft Punk - Nightvision, Jon Cutler Feat. Pete Simpson - Runnin, Funkworm - Stimming, Peter Kruder - Coste, Justice vs Simian - Never Be Alone, Hot Natured - Take You There, The Black Dog - Cult Mentality, LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator, Disclosure - Tenderly, Underground Resistance - Timeline (Millenium to Millenium E.P.), Fierce Ruling Diva - You Gotta Believe, The Killers - Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duke Remix), Layo & Bushwacka! - Ride The Train, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - How Far, Caribou - Sun, Lone - Dream Ache, Aphex Twin - Flim, Kasabian - Fire
June 6, 2018
Electronica/Deep House/Melodic Techno
This is why I love my Denon DJ MCX8000. Once they make DJ controllers robust enough, they will rule the world. I selected tracks to be as creative as I possibly could while playing the music I love: electronica, house, and techno, all in a melodic and deep style. Some new tracks and quite a lot of retrospective tracks at the beginning. Big shout out to Sasha and his Last Night on Earth label and podcast mixes. The second half of this mix is inspired by his new stripped down style. I've also tried to include as many samples as I could to compliment the music. Check out the video to this mix here: https://mrvan.ca/falsedawns
Bent - Exercise 4, Bent - Excercise 7, Bent - Excercise 7 Sample, Flying Lotus - Do the Astral Plane, Lemon Jelly - In The Bath, Jazzanova - Fedime's Flight, Prefuse 73 - Busy Signal, BAILE - Regrets, A$AP Rocky - Fashion Killa (Druid Cloak Moonglade Remix), Jay-Z - Tom Ford (Instrumental Remake by YozzeeBeats), Mortal Kombat 4 - Game Samples, Lone - Dream Girl / Sky Surfer, Samples - Acapellas from movies, Rustie - Ice Tunnels, Caribou - Julia Brightly, Amorphous Androgynous - In Mind, Gidge - I Fell in Love, Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix), Alexis Tyrel - Challenging The Impossible, Tibi Dabo - Never Never (Original Mix), BAILE - 1045, Red Axes - Sun My Sweet Sun (Konstantin Sibold Afro Tech Mix), Way Out West - Spaceman (Robert Babicz Mix), KiNK - Five, Bart Skils - Ocean Drive, Sentre - Sunshine (Sentre Club Mix), Tibi Dabo - Perpetua Mobilia (Original Mix), Stephan Bodzin - Birth, The XX - On Hold (Jamie XX Remix), Bart Skils - Ocean Drive (reprise)
Drum N Bass/Ambient/Jazzy/Liquid.
Some old school, jazzy, liquid, ambient drum n bass... The classics from the Bukem era from Good Looking Records, Moving Shadow featuring Intense, Future Bound, PFM, JMJ & Flytronix. There's also some rolling Hospital Records High Contrast tunes such as his remix of Adele's 'Hometown Glory'. Long live D&B!
Goldie - Angel, Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (High Contrast mix), Omni Trio - Sanctuary (Funky Technicians Remix), High Contrast - Adele - Hometown Glory (High Contrast mix), Intense - Breathless, PFM - One And Only, Frank De Wulf - Drums In A Grip (Wax Doctor Mix), Alex Banks - Control, Influx Datum - Alright, Aphex Twin - (Untitled) Q-Chastic A1, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden (Calibre Remix), High Contrast - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Carlito - Heaven, JMJ & Flytronix - In Too Deep, Intense - Only You, Adam F - Circles, Morcheeba (feat. Judy Tzuke) - Blue Chair (Silence Groove remix), dBridge - For Tonight (Original Mix), Omni Trio - Renegade Snares (Original Mix), Goldie - Kemistry, Ivy Lab & Hydro - Make It Clear (feat. Frank Carter III & Lucy Annika), Future Bound - Sorrow, Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune, Future Bound - Blue Mist, Origin Unknown - Valley of the Shadows
August 24, 2015
This is a mix of nostalgic ambient electronica and downtempo tracks that have a very emotive appeal for me. This mix helped me achieve a long-lasting DJ ambition of mine to play out tracks by Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Squarepusher in one set. Radical.
Death in Vegas - Girls, High Highs - Flowers Bloom, Akasha - Brown Sugar (PFM's Cosmic Journey Mix), Morcheeba (feat. Judy Tzuke) - Blue Chair (Silence Groove remix), Goldie - Kemistry (edit), Darktown Strutters - Manhattan Skyline, Washed Out - Echoes, Tracey Thorn - It's All True, Squarepusher - Tommito, Bent - K.i.s.s.e.s, Alison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix), Boards of Canada - Tears From The Compound Eye, Aphex Twin - Pulsewidth, Aphex Twin - Ptolemy, Boards of Canada - You Could Feel The Sky, Fortune Howl - Vision Quest, Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing Remix), James Blake - Life Round Here (MANIK Ghost Pines Rework) FSOL - Papua New Guinea, Boards of Canada - 1969, The Orb - Towers of Dub
July 29, 2015
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
July 27, 2015
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
April 22, 2014
Deep House/Bass House/Melodic Techno.
Some emotive tracks to go with all the deep spacey vibes and rhythms. A bit up and down in terms of energy and pacing so maybe more for the headphones than the dance party. Enjoy.
If U Got It - Chris Malinchak, Disc - Chymera, Regenbogentanz (Mollono Bass Remix) - KlangKuenstler, Conjure Balearia - Maceo Plex, Drive (No Regular Play Remix) - Beacon, Fill Me Up (Essáy's Run Away Remix) - Henry Saiz, Pitch Rider - Christian S, Tremble - Otik, I Like It (B-Ju Remix) - Kill Frenzy and Sacha Robotti, I've Been Waiting - Amirali, Lost (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix) - Frank Ocean, Bring it Back - Dosage, Snake Bile Wine (Trevino Mix) - Simian Mobile Disco, The Cause - Friend Within, Requiem - Ten Walls, Epikur (Original Mix) - David August, Into The Night (Jack Fell Down's Garage Mix) - Justin Jay, Basement Structure - SCNTST, Make You Feel - Phaeleh, Without (Bodhi Remix) - Sampha, Nobody Else (Club Edit) - Full Crate x Mar, Do You - The Golden Boy, Conjure Drama - Maceo Plex, Lazy Days (Hackman Remix) - Big Chill Allstars, Varia - Kryptic Minds
July 15, 2008
This MixCast features 17 tracks that will put you in a higher state of meditation or relaxation. Sit back, put your headphones on and drift away listening to some of the finest chilled electronica and mind boggling ambience. Includes tracks by Global Communication, The Orb, the Future Sound of London, Boards of Canada, Luke Slater and Nick Drake.
Cliff Martinez - Helicopter 2. Global Communication - 14.31 3. The Orb - OOBE 4. The Orb - OOBE (live version) 5. Alien Mutation - Alqa 6. The Visions of Shiva - Perfect Morning 7. Nick Drake - Horn 8. The Ousmane Kouyote Band - Nafanta 9. The Orb - Blue Room (LP version) 10. The Future Sound of London - Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child of Q mix) 11. The Orb - A Huge Evergrowing... 12. Speedy J - Fill 17 13. Bent - On the Lake 14. Vangelis - Tears in Rain 15. Luke Slater's 7th Plain - Grace 16. Boards of Canada - Tears from the Compound Eye 17. Boards of Canada - I See Drones