Old School Pop/Rock/Hip Hop/Funk/Soul/House.
This one's all over the place in terms of styles... It's a recording of a live party mix for Matt & Mel's wedding reception guests... And it's pretty solid in terms of execution apart from having to deal with a few drunken guests attacking the DJ booth (Volvo Tom & Steve O'Neill) but these bits add to the flavour... Anyhow take a look at the tracklist: it's pretty diverse... A balancing act between playing songs people know and keeping it fun to mix and playing a bunch of genres in one set... 3 hours of party tunes including one unknown random speed garage track from Tony near the end... Here's to married life!
George Baker - Little Green Bag, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), 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), Snap - The Power, Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip - Hop Heaven, 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, New Order - The Beach, New Order - Blue Monday, S'Express - Theme from S'Express, The Trammps - Disco Inferno, Spandau Ballet - True (Song), PM Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (1991), Alison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Mix), 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), Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise, Coolio - Gangsters Paradise, Tupac - I Get Around, Mase - Feel So Good, A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme, LL Cool J - Doin It, Elvis Presley - Baby, Let's Play House, Whitey - Leave Them All Behind (Re - Edited By The Glimmertwins), Roxy Music - Angel Eyes (The Glimmers Mix), MGMT - Electric Feel (Prince Language Remix) (Them Jeans Warmth), Jaydee - Plastic Dreams, Shadow Child & Doorly - Piano Weapon, Armand Van Helden - You Don't Even Know Me, (Unknown) - Random Speed Garage Track, The Smiths - How Soon is Now?, Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (Perfecto Mix by Paul Oakenfold) , Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You (Funk Ferret Edit) , Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
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
February 19, 2019
Deep House/Tech House/Melodic Techno.
This is more of what I like... Starts off deep and builds and builds... I like that I get to put two remixes by Andre Lodemann in here. Very underrated. Also, the Patrick Topping tunes steal the show. It also has some old school, some bangers and gets progressively more techy and bass-heavy. Goes down perfectly with a lemon ginger smash from Resurrection Spirits in East Vancouver. Even if I do say so myself.
Nicolas Jaar - Time For Us, Prommer & Barck Feat Lois Longerling - Lovin (Andre Lodemann Remix), Black Van - Yearning (Original Mix), Hardrive - Deep Inside [Original Version], Stefano Noferini - Disco's Revenge (Original Mix), Fatboy Slim - Praise You (Purple Disco Machine Mix), Mathew Jonson – Automaton, Dominik Eulberg - Opel Tantra (Original Mix), Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa - One Kiss (Patrick Topping Remix), Green Velvet - Flash (Jamie Jones Remix), George Fitzgerald - The Echo Forgets, Hot Natured feat. Anabel Englund - Reverse Skydiving (Robert James Dark Mix), Ed Ed - Illusions (Julian Ganzer's 23rd Version), From Beyond - From Beyond [LGR006], Raumakustik - Dem A Pree (Patrick Topping Mix), Akabu - Another World (Andre Lodemann mix)
November 20, 2018
Deep/French House/Tech House.
This is a mix I put together for a friend's 40th birthday party who happens to be French. I played it out at Resurrection Spirits in East Vancouver in October 2018. I selected a bunch of 1990s and 2000s French house & electronica classics from Daft Punk, Justice, Aeroplane, Ludovic Navarre (of St. Germain fame), and Etienne De Crecy. It's all mixed in with some recent stuff from the likes of Disclosure & Moon Boots. Voila!
Moon Boots - Keep the Faith feat. Nic Hanson, Elohim-Xanax (Moon Boots Remix), Friendly Fires - Paris (ft. Au Revoir Simone) (Aeroplane Remix), Justice - D.A.N.C.E., Justice – Phantom, Daft Punk - Around The World, Daft Punk - Digital Love, Thomas Bangalter - Yeah Ah Yeah, Dante Klein - Ertesuppe (Club Mix), Disclosure - Ultimatum (feat. Fatoumata Diawara), Disclosure - Ultimatum (feat. Fatoumata Diawara) Remix, Juliet Sikora & Return of the Jaded - What Did I Tell Ya, Gerardo Frisina - Gosto De Que E Bom, Ludovic Navarre - The First Time, Boom Bass & Etienne De Crecy - Bit Torrent
Old School/Hip Hop/Funk/Disco/Reggae
This is a live DJ mix recording from Chris Archer and Zion Afele's annual boat party to Bowen Island from Vancouver. It contains a section from the boat cruise and after party in Yaletown with pop, old school, hip hop, funk and disco.
Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime, Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard (Instrumental), DJ Maars - Buju Banton- Champion (Maars Re-Edit), Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard, Naughty By Nature - Clap Yo Hands (Maars Reggae Re-Edit), House Of Pain - Jump Around (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), A Tribe Called Quest vs. Propellerheads - Electric Relaxation, Wiz Khalifa - Electric Relaxation, Skee Lo - I Wish (Maars Re-Funk), Skee-Lo - I Wish, Jurassic 5 - Quality Control (Maars Reggae Re-Work), AZ- The Come Up (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), Ice Cube - You Can Do It, 112 feat. Mase - Only You (remix) (excerpt), Parliament Funkadelic - Bring The Funk, James Brown - People Get Up And Drive, Salsoul Orchestra - Runaway, Mase - Feel So Good, Das EFX/Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Remix) Feat Das Efx, Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray, The Notorious B.I.G. - Going Back To Cali, The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize, Ja Rule - Livin' It Up, KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight, The Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie, Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke, Marvin Gaye - sexual healing, The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt, Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots, Rick James - Super Freak, MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This, Michael Jackson vs. Q-Tip - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough vs. Breathe And Stop [White Label Mix], David Bowie - Fashion, Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do), Bob Marley & the Wailers - Jamming (Long Version), Led Zeppelin Vs. Gramatik - Stairway To Hip-Hop Heaven, 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, Norman & Joey Jay - Young MC - Know How, Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up, Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams - Blurred Lines, Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl, Michel Jackson - Billie Jean
Old School Hip Hop & RnB/Dance Pop/House/Electro House.
Over 3 hours and 56 tracks of mainstream-ish party craziness live from the Scorching Hot Summer Boat Party in Vancouver. Take a look through the tracklist and try and make sense of it all. Was tons of fun! See you again next year for the 2018 boat party.
1. Montell Jordan - This is How we do it, 2. Mase - Feel so Good, 3. A Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhyme, 4. LL Cool J - Doin it, 5. Notorious B.I.G. & Mase - Only You (Bad Boy Mix), 6. Nas - Whose World is This, 7. Busta Rhymes - Whoo-haa, 8. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime, 9. Mariah Carey - Fantasy (Bad Boy Mix), 10. Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix), 11. Mary J. Blige - Family Affair, 12. Funk Ferret - Fire, 13. Busta Rhymes - Dangerous (LAKIM mix), 14. En Vogue - My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get it), 15. Drake - One Dance, 16. Daft Punk - Lose Yourself to Dance, 17. George Benson - Give me the Night (DJ S mix), 18. The Weekend feat. Daft Punk - I Feel it Coming, 19. 2Pac - California Love (feat. Dr Dre & Roger Troutman), 20. Kenny Dope Gonzalez - Boomin’ in your Jeep (feat. Screechy Dan), 21. Naughty by Nature - OPP, 22. P. Diddy & The Bad Boy Family - Bad Boy for Life (feat. Busta Rhymes & M.O.P.) (Club Mix), 23. Ja Rule - Livin’ it up, 24. KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight, 25. Kool & The Gang - Get Down on it, 26. Kendrick Lemar - King Kunta, 27. House Of Pain - Jump Around (Maars Reggae Re-Fix), 28. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (Maars Reggae Re-Edit), 29. R Kelly - Home Alone, 30. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Major Lazer & MOSKA Remix), 31. Stevie Wonder - Superstition ( The Noisy Freaks Remix), 32. Punjabi MC - Mundian Te Bach Ke, 33. French Montana - Unforgettable, 34. Daddy Yankee - Gasolina (DJ Buddha Remix) (feat. Lil Jon, Pitbull & Noreaga), 35. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize (feat Q-Tip), 36. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic (Discotron Remix), 37. Kungs vs Cookin on 3 Burners - This Girl, 38. Deadmau5 - Hi Friend Feat Mc Flipside (Instrumental Mix), 39. Pete Heller - Big Love, 40. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You, 41. Daft Punk - Get Lucky vs. Bee Gees & Justice, 42. Yello vs. Masters at Work - Oh Yeah, Work! (Dmitry Kinin Mash Up), 43. Duck Sauce - Barbara Streisand (Original Mix), 44. Enur feat. Natasha - Calabria 2008, 45. Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me (DIMARO Remix) , 46. Justin Bieber Vs Disclosure & Sam Smith - What Do You Mean Vs Latch (Frocious Mashup), 47. David Guetta - Love Is Gone [Fred Rister And Joachim Garraud Remix], 48. Steve Aoki - Bring the Funk Back, 49. Simon from Deep Divas & Corona - The Rhythm of the Night (Corti & LaMedica Remix 2K13), 50. Turn Down For What vs. Let's Get Fucked Up, 51. Tigerskin - Shea's Gone, 52. Bas Amro - Ten (Vincenzo Mix), 53. Disclosure - White Noise (featuring AlunaGeorge), 54. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (Stanton Warriors Mix), 55. Love Is Mumbai (Alex T Mash) - JDG x Samual James vs. David Guetta, 56. Nari & Milani And Cristian Marchi - The Creeps (2016 Extended Mix)
February 18, 2017
New Romantic/Pop/Vocal House/Indietronica.
This is the second mix of a synth pop DJ video mix series recorded for a charity event in North Vancouver, called Big Love. This is the audio mix that accompanied the video.
1 TRUE - Spandau Ballet 2 Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (1991) - PM Dawn 3 Russian Girlfriends - Perseus 4 Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix) - Alison Valentine 5 The Mother We Share (Moon Boots Remix) - Chvrches 6 Latch (Jamie Jones Remix) - Disclosure 7 Walking On A Dream - Empire of the Sun 8 Tapes & Money (MJ Cole Remix) - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 9 Garden - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs 10 Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) - Two Door Cinema Club 11 MGMT - Electric Feel (Prince Language Remix) (Them Jeans Warmth) - Prince Language 12 Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Bang Bang Bang (U-Tern's Disco Dub) U-Tern 13 Love On A Real Train - Tangerine Dream
February 15, 2017
Synth Pop/New Romantics/Acid House/Old School.
This mix was part of a two part video DJ mix put together for a charity event in North Vancouver to raise money for the MS Society of Canada. The theme of the event was 'Big Love - A Charity Night of New Romance, Synth Pop & Vocal House'. It was a great night and this is the audio mix.
1 Visage - Fade To Grey 2 The Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby 3 M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume 4 A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray 5 Moby - Go 6 The Human League - The Things That Dreams Are Made Of 7 Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough 8 Depeche Mode - Big Muff 9 Yello - Oh Yeah (Alkalino rework) 10 Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Offsuit Remix) 11 The Human League - Love Action [I Believe In Love] 12 Tiga & Zyntheris - Sunglasses at Night 13 The Glimmers - Roxy Music - Angel Eyes 14 New Order - The Beach 15 Soft Cell - Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go? [12' Mix] 16 Donna Summer - I Feel Love (Danny Howells Mix 2009 Re-Rub)
September 22, 2016
Deep House/Tech House/Electronic/Pop.
This is probably my best ever electronic/house mix in terms of mixing and technique. Pure house! I've been djing around half my life and doing it only because I love it. This mix is what it's all about.
True Cost of This Mix?
1 x Denon DJ MCX8000 ($2,000)
1 x MacBook Air ($1,500)
10+ Hours finding, listening to, optimizing, analyzing, rewriting, organizing tracks into playlists ($1000)
20 Years of spinning tunes in spite of not making any money (?)
S U R V I V E - Main Theme (Extended) from Stranger Things, Janet Jackson - JJ01 (MANIK Summer Refix), DJ Tools - Dig This, Disclosure - Jaded, All We Are - Keep Me Alive (Lxury Remix), Sooney - Swanne (Original Mix), Justin Martin & Eats Everything - The Gettup, DJ Tools - Street Fighter Game Sample Sounds, Patrick Topping - Look Around (Original Mix), Disclosure feat. Lorde - Magnets (Tiga Remix), Bollywood Life - Clear, Matthias Zimmermann - Vincente, Parra for Cuva - Champa (Kate Simko Remix), Disclosure feat. Sam Smith - Omen (Jonas Rathsman Remix), Disclosure & Eats Everything - Moog for Love, Nils Frahm - For (Max Cooper Remix), Orson Wells - A Connection, Wordlife - Dat Groove (Mak & Pasteman Remix), DJ Haus - Feel the Change Comin On (Innershades Remix), Benoit & Sergio - Rev 909, Daft Punk - Phoenix, Gabriel Ananda - Let it in and Let it out, Above & Beyond - Quieter Is Louder, Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime, Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out, Janet Jackson - JJ03 (MANIK 110 Workout), NVOY - Going On, The Weeknd - Days of Happiness, Max Cooper - Supine (Rodriguez Jr Remix), Hugo Massien - Kontrol, Star Wars - Chewie, DJ Tools - VBREATH, Classic Movie Samples - swvader03, Classic Movie Samples - swvader02, Oknai - Cloud Forest (Pixelord Remix), S.Y.N.K.R.O. - Inhale, Rival Consoles - Recovery (Vessels Remix), Disclosure - Boss, Kito Jempere - Järvi (Selvy interpretation), Janet Jackson - JJ02 (MANIK Acid Reflux), Daft Punk - Burnin', Slyde - Block Parties - Original Mix, Daft Punk - Alive
Hip Hop/Old School/Electronica/Chilled.
Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told meI'd never amount to nothin', to all the people that lived above the buildings that I was hustlin' in front of that called the police on me when I was just tryin' to make some money to feed my daughter,and all the people in the struggle, you know what I'm sayin'? Uh-ha, it's all good baby bay-bee, uh... Dreams of Biggie & Tupac...
Tupac - I Get Around (LP Version), Mase - Feel So Good, Ol' Dirty Bastard - Got Your Money feat. Kelis, A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme, LL Cool J - Doin It, Eluvium - Radial Summer Signal Evening, Bjork - Unravel, Et Aliae - Only U, Tycho - Dictaphone's Lament, Lil' Kim - Crush On You (feat The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil' Cease), The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa, The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize, Outkast - ATLiens, Tupac/2 Pac - All About U (Clean), Joe - Don't Wanna Be A Player (Remix) (Ft. Big Pun), The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy, Outkast - Ain't No Thang, Ginuwine - Pony (Album Version), Jay-Z - Can I Get A..., Caribou - Lalibela