February 14, 2020
Electronica/Tech House/Deep House/Soundtrack.
This is a live studio mix of some of the fun tunes I've enjoyed playing in the latter half of 2019. I've gotta thank the Polish Rastafarian Jacob, Graeme's pal, for tracks 2-4. He played them at Resurrection Spirits and I loved them but the recording of his mix was shite so I brought them together somewhat for this mix. The rest is inspired a lot by Sentre, who have been producing some amazing tracks and Sasha's Last Night on Earth podcast and label. Some great tracks on here. One iffy mix in there but left it in for posterity's sake ;-) Which one is it? Also, keep an ear out for the movie samples in there. Can you name them? There are about a dozen. Let me know in the comments...
Sentre - Canadian Vibes, Yuksek feat. Polo & Pan - Cadenza, Crowd Control - If You Like, Kiu D - Deep in My House, Purple Disco Machine - Emotion, Robert Surace - Joys, Lawrence Hart & Casually There - Swimming Up, Ben Bohmer - Purple Line, Sentre - Enterprise, Roy Rosenfeld - The Biggest Heart, Sentre - U & Me, Cebb - Solar Path, Tibi Dabo - Nowhere Beach, Sasha - Comet Chaser, La Fleur - Aphelion (Effy Mix), Caribou - Sun (Kastis Torrau and Arnas'D Remix), Hans Zimmer - Time (Tale of Us Mix)
Deep House/Tech House/Melodic Techno.
Here we go! A live 3 hour set from our Mixology night at Resurrection Spirits on Saturday May 25th 2019. We're also celebrating the release of our website about the night featuring news, free tickets, and mixes here: www.mixologyvan.com Now this is how cool Graeme is as a DJ. Out of all the tracks I Shazamed from this set to find the track name, Shazam didn't find one. That's how exclusive his music is. You can't Shazam it! If you know any of the tracks, leave it in the comments.
Sunsquabi - Sticky, Jungle Brothers - What u Waitin 4, MFSB/The Salsoul Orchestra - Love Is The message (Danny Krivit re-edit), Unknown - ID, Unknown - ID, Unknown - ID, Unknown - ID, Unknown - ID, Axwell - Nobody Else (A-Track Mix), Unknown - ID, Disco Town feat. Emory Toler - Music Owns Me, Barry White - Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe (mix), James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing (mix), Brian Ferry - Don't stop the dance (Sleazy McQueen remix), Adala feat. LaVoyce - Hear It Everywhere (Illyus & Barrientos Remix), Groove Armada - Love Sweet Sound (Kolsch Remix), Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Vocal Mix), Betoko, Louie Fresco feat. Fritz Helder - Late at Night (Leftwing & Kody Remix) Claude VonStroke & Eddy M - Getting Hot, Rodriguez Jr. - Niagadina , Bedouin, Rodriguez Jr. - Hypotango (Vincenzo's Phantom Image Remix), Unknown - ID, Donna Summer - I Feel Love (mix), Rodriguez Jr., Liset Alea - Radian (Cercle Version), Monkey Safari - Sturm (Extended Mix), Kolsch & Tiga – HAL, BAILE feat. Felicia Douglass & Sasha - Amae (Sasha fabric2099 Mix), Unknown - ID, Unknown - ID, Unknown - ID, Chris Lake & Green Velvet – Deceiver, Sasha feat. Dems - True (Garden City Movement Remix), Dido - Give You Up (Mark Knight Remix)
May 22, 2019
Deep House/Tech House/Melodic Techno.
This month's mix is dedicated to the person I stole 4 of these tracks off their playlist from... My DJ partner-in-crime, Graeme Jon. They're up there with the best tracks on this mix: The amazing remix by French duo Aeroplane of Lindstrom & Christabelle, the astounding Mark Knight remix of Dido, Cercle's vocal remix of Rodriguez Jr, and finally Monkey Safari's Sturm... There's a storm brewing indeed! I also love the Sasha remix of Baile on this one. He's proving he's got it not just as a DJ. Some of his latest produced tracks and collaborations are great, including the one with Dems towards the end of this mix. I also love the Green Velvet kick drum and vocals on 'What you talking about...' Deceiver... There are nearly 2 hours of strutting bass and deep spaced funk. Hit me up and let me know what you think...
Brian Ferry - Don't stop the dance (Sleazy McQueen remix), Adala feat. LaVoyce - Hear It Everywhere (Illyus & Barrientos Remix), Groove Armada - Love Sweet Sound (Kolsch Remix), Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Can't Stop (Aeroplane Vocal Mix), Betoko, Louie Fresco feat. Fritz Helder - Late at Night (Leftwing & Kody Remix), Claude VonStroke & Eddy M - Getting Hot, Rodriguez Jr. - Niagadina , Bedouin, Eric Volta – Sight, Rodriguez Jr. - Hypotango (Vincenzo's Phantom Image Remix), Sebastian Leger - Lost Miracle, Patrice Bäumel - Atacama (Original Mix), Leftwing & Kody - I Feel It, Calvin Harris & Sam Smith - Promises (Illyus & Barrientos Remix), CamelPhat - The Quad (Illyus & Barrientos Remix), Harry Romero feat. Robert Owens - Back (Kolsch Extended Remix), Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It (12_ Version), Coyu & Edu Imbernon - El Baile Aleman (Patrick Topping Remix), Kolsch & Tiga – HAL, BAILE feat. Felicia Douglass & Sasha - Amae (Sasha fabric2099 Mix), Chris Lake & Green Velvet – Deceiver, Sasha feat. Dems - True (Garden City Movement Remix), Dido - Give You Up (Mark Knight Remix), Rodriguez Jr., Liset Alea - Radian (Cercle Version), Monkey Safari - Sturm (Extended Mix) (Extended Mix), Sasha-Trigonometry
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)
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)
March 9, 2018
Deep House/Melodic Techno/Progressive House/Breaks
Here's a quality mix of the best tunes I've collected over the last 4-5 months. Some corkers from CamelPhat, DJ Icey and a few older tracks. It's a journey that starts more melodic and slow then builds into progressive breaks and crazy glitch-type noises. Wicked inabed mon.
Blank and Jones - Pura vida, Nile Rodgers - Do What You Wanna Do (Moon Boots Mix), Moon Boots - Tear My Heart feat. Lulu James, Amine Edge & DANCE Vs Blaze (Kevin Hedge) - Lovelee Dae, Tone Depth, Jerome Isma-Ae - Kiera (Original Mix), KiNK - Suncatcher, CamelPhat & Elderbrook - Cola, Jamie Jones - Kooky Chords (Original Mix), Jamiroquai - Little L (Blaze Remix), The Stanton Warriors - Colima, Jon Cutler - It's Yours (feat. E-Man) [NiCe 7 Remix], CamelPhat - Drop It (Original Mix), Way Out West - Tuesday Maybe (Guy J Extended Mix), Robert Babicz - Darkflower (Fever Mix), Bicep - Glue, Christian Martin, Mark Starr - Wat (Original Mix), Smookie Illson, CLB - Yella (Original Mix), Colombo - Heart Player, DJ Icey - The Bump (Tonite Only Mix), Shade K & Terrie Kynd - Microfool, DJ Icey - Through The Door, Tony Faline - One Time for the DJ (DJ Icey Mix), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble (Lunice remix)
August 28, 2017
Deep House/Melodic Techno
A quick one-hour set recorded deep in the garden on a Friday afternoon before going out for a few beers.
1. Adana Twins - Everyday 2. Bondax - Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Endless Summer Mix) 3. Zdenko Grbavac - Aevum (Chymera Remix) 4. Blue Fields - Seven X Seven (John Tejada Remix) 5. Dominik Eulberg - Opel Tantra 6. Bas Amro - Ten (Vincenzo Mix) 7. Hunter Game - Don't Feel The Presence 8. The Jedi Knights - Solina (The Ascension) 9. Ian Brown - F.E.A.R. (Morgan Geist Remix) 10. Nice7 - Bassline Soldiers 11. Will Azada - It's Uh Like This 12. The White Lamp - It's You (Eats Everything & Christopher Acid Ouse Mix) 13. Underground Resistance - Hi-Tech Jazz (The Elements)
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
February 18, 2008
This MixCast is fairly deep and pounding in places and extremely relentless on the driven bass. It's full of tunes such as Miss Kitten, Dave Clarke, Phil Kieran and then gets a touch more melodic with Circulation and some Slam mixes. A little oldie but a goodie for techno fans. This was live recorded on vinyl, mixed on 2 x Technics 1210 mark 5s.
1. Miss Kittin - Requiem for a Hit 2. Miss Kittin - Soundtrack of Now 3. Dave Clarke - The Wolf 4. Dave Clarke - Just Ride 5. Dave Clarke - Just Ride 6. Dave Clarke - The Wiggle 7. Futureshock - Frequency (Phil Kieran mix) 8. Slam - Visions (Phil Kieran mix) 9. Circulation - Silver A 10. Circulation - Aqua A 11. Circulation - Silver B 12. Circulation - Aqua B 13. Spooky - Belong (Vocal mix) 14. Slam - Alien Radio 15. Slam - Stepback (Jon Selway and Christian Smith mix) 16. The Flash Brothers - Firm of Entity 17. Slam - Alien Radio (Paul Daley mix) 18. Mandalay - Deeper (Charlie May mix)