Sunday, January 31, 2010
Something new in 2010. We've had a little idea at Staying Sick. We figure there's so much new and good music constantly coming out. We want to share all of our favourites with you but then you run into trouble for posting songs in full form, or mp3's in too high a quality or tracks which haven't been released and rightly so as the artist have the rights to these and should be pissed about everyone getting something for free, even though unfortunately it's inevitable.
What we have in mind is a monthly Promo mix for you all. The aim of these mixes will be to showcase a bunch of new stuff which were into while also throwing in a couple of old favourites to keep it interesting. Each of these mixes will be recorded live to add an additional element of excitement (cos lets face it, any prick can pluck a perfect mix together on Ableton etc). These mixes will cross many genre boundaries as we like many genres. However, at the same time we aim to have the mixes flowing and fun.
The first mix we've done is actually not full of new tunes at all. Quite the opposite, we decided to choose mainly old tracks which we've liked for a long time with the exception of a few newbies to give you guys an idea of what we like and where we're coming from. So enjoy the first in many monthly promos.
Staying Sick Jan Promo 2010
01. Cruel Intentions (Heartbreaks Slow Action Remix) - Simian Mobile Disco
02. Hold Tight - His Majesty Andre
03. Crave You - Flight Facilities
04. I'll Get You - Classixx
05. Let Me Be Real (Kraak n Smaak Remix) - Fedde Le Grand
06. Too Cool For School - Don Diablo
07. Go Girl (U-Tern's Oizo Blend) - Pitbull
08. Music Sounds Booty With You - Supermal
09. Ultimate Funk (Original Club 1998 Mix) - Bob Sinclair
10. aNYway - Duck Sauce
11. In The Music - Deepswing
12. Mount Helicon - Van Guard
13. Whoomp There's The Funk - Cubby Fingers
14. Tha Stepper - Sammy Bananas
15. Fresh (Sonic C Bootleg) - Kool And The Gang
16. Same Man Eater - Potato Headz
17. I Like It (GlowTape! Likes An Edit) - Malente vs. Riva Starr
18. The Bomb - The Bucketheads
19. Everybody Over Here (C&C Music Factory Bootleg) - Mason
Monday, January 25, 2010
Last year's Parklife festival in Australia was Aeroplane's debut appearance on the Australian scene and the lack of attention surrounding this Belgian duo was quickly turned around. What is remarkable about these guys is two things. Firstly, their production is amazing. Simple and not overdone their work is so powerful and musically sound. Their sound can be described as cosmic or balearic disco. This is the way forward in the electronic dance with the heavy, noisy, distorted beats becoming increasingly stale and repetitive. The second aspect which stood out to me was there live set. I was quite keen to catch these guys at Parklife and as equally excited to see what they'd play. The beauty of the music they play which obviously includes their own stuff is that although it may sound quite slow and subtle for dance music on your laptop speakers when heard in a club on a decent system and 10-20 bpm faster it suddenly turns into a very danceable vibe.
Now, for those of you who have somehow missed Aeroplane's Mix Charts over the last six months you are in for a royal treat. Back in August last year the boys released their first mix on Soundcloud. What these mixes aim to achieve is to showcase 10 songs each month that are new and obviously appeal to them. Through simple and long mixes these monthly mix charts do a fantastic job and showing new and well crafted tunes that fit into the Aeroplane style of music.
So here is the most recent mix in the collection. It's nothing short of amazing like the rest of them so enjoy.
Aeroplane - January Mix Chart
01. Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours
02. Cecile & Venice - Rimmel
03. Ali Love - Love Harder (Mighty Mouse Remix)
04. The Swiss - Manthem (Tensnake Remix)
05. Lorenz Rhode - Like A Player
06. James Curd - Got To Have
07. Tape To Tape - The Devil Made Me Do It.. (C90s Remix)
08. Moby - Wait For Me (Villa Remix)
09. Gorillaz Feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack - Stylo
10. Acid Washed - General Motors, Detroit, America
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Last night I got to catch the Jacked Crew going around Oz at the moment, the two dutchies and the yank.... (We Cant Be Stopped). Saw them at family in Brisbane, which is a weapon of a club. Highly suggest a checkout, if in the area. Sound, lights and setup was massive.... Hardwell played a very commercial set which I was not expecting, however it seemed to be his role. He definately was not what I was expecting, he reminded me of LBL. The main event was afrojack, he started with Pon da Floor and pretty much played his stuff, including his ghettoblaster. He is a massive man, but turns out to be more than I expected. His Djing is all on the fly, just dropping bombs all over and probably was the most excited man in the place, really liked his mixing. Very much like his radio 1 mix, except more cut up.... he also played the nicest Guetta Memories bootleg or remix, keep an eye out. Familiar faces included Tom Piper and Bobby Burns.
Wolfgang Gartner plays so hard its not funny. He started with his 5th Symph.... but the crowd thinned as he went on.
I will leave you with afrojacks Ghettoblaster....
Afrojack, Bobby Burns-Ghettoblaster - Original Mix
Monday, January 18, 2010
This week we're back to some local talent. Local as in Sydney and talent as in the creative disco producer D CUP. This mix I heard on Canadian DJ U-Tern's radio show 'One Day Later'. It's a weekly show that the Vancouver based DJ hosts. This particular mix was from the tail end of last year. U-Tern invited D CUP to do a little guest mix. The mix starts off with some older, slower disco tracks and then moves on towards some slightly harder more contemporary stuff keeping it original and fresh. I think it's a great demonstration of how the current disco/nu disco scene is so heavily influenced by tracks made 20/30/40 years ago.
Anyway D CUP himself was kind enough to send me a copy of this so just have a listen and you'll see what I mean.
One Day Later Radio (Guest Mix) - D CUP
01. Geyster - Still In Love
02. The Brand New Heavies - Never Stop (Pink Enemy Remix)
03. Opiuo - The Freaky Bean
04. Siriusmo - Last Dear
05. Turbo Crystal - French Girl (Escort Remix)
06. Friend - Celebration (Demo)
07. Touch Sensitive - Body Stop
08. Sepalot - Go Get It ft Ladi 6 (Sepalot Remix)
09. Trakademicks - Topsidin
10. Frikstailers - To Com Saudade (Feat. MC Maiquinho)
11. U-Tern - Crambodia
12. Phon.O - Pimpin Tintin (Feat. Tintin)
13. Bumper - Detroit
14. Yolanda Be Cool - Afro Nuts (DCUP Remix)
15. Ben Mono - Protection (Siriusmo Remix)
16. Matt Hughes - L.A. Funk
17. Senor Coconut - Around The World (Intro)
18. Act Yo Age - Night Of The Hornheadz (DCUP Remix)
19. Mr Oizo - Jo
20. Swell Session - No No
21. Lorenz Rhode - Back
22. Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (Siriusmo Remix)
23. Fred Falke - Back To Stay
24. Fedde Le Grande - Let Me Be Real (Kraak n Smaak Remix)
25. Lorenz Rhode - Back
26. Housemeister - What You Want (Siriusmo Remix)
27. Ce Ce Peniston - Do You Wanna Get Funky
28. Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (DCUP Bootleg)
29. Killaqueenz - Boyfriend (DCUP Remix)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The last minutes of Annie Macs mashup was far beyond her usual. Only because Jaymo and Andy george were on the mixing desk. They put it like the end of show rave and the Dj for the rave was Afrojack.
1.Afrojack — Frontal CDR
2. Afrojack & Gregor Salto — I'll Be There CDR
3.Afrojack & Major Lazer — Pon De Floor (Prototype mix) CDR
4.Major Lazer ft. Afrojack — Pon De Floor DOWNTOWN
5.Afrojack — Drive By MAD DECENT
6.Afrojack — Pon De Riverside CDR
7.Afrojack — Funk With Me CDR
8.Larry Tee & Roxy Cottontail — Lets Make Nasty (Afrojack Remix) ULTRA
9.Boris Dlugosch — Bangkok PHANTASY SOUND
10.Afrojack — Bangduck CDR
11.Pitbull — Now You See It (Afrojack Remix) CDR
12.Afrojack — What CDR
13.Oliver Twizt — Gangsterdam CDR
14.DJ Chuckie — Moombah (Afrojack Remix) DIRTY DUTCH MUSIC
15.Madonna — Revolver (Produced by David Guetta & Afrojack) (Instrumental Mix) WARNER
16.Boys Noize — Jeffer BOYS NOIZE RECORDS
Theres a lot of CDR s in here.
Afrojack Guest mix on Annie Mac 16 01 2010.mp3
And finally Cirez D, aka Eric Prydz, it about to release these weapons on an album called Mouseville. Glow is taking a new light on trance. On a massive system this would be so so good.
Cirez D - Glow ( GOOD RIP).mp3
One of the others is this one for sure... Enjoy
Monday, January 11, 2010
Welcome back to the mix monday series. 2009 saw a vast variety of sets, mixes and compilations brought to you by the Staying Sick team. Each week we will strive to bring you a broad spectrum of what is going on in the electronic world of music from techno to disco, house to electro, hip hop to breaks and everything in between. Most importantly, we will provide what we think is a cut above the rest, not just the latest and greatest but rather a selection of artists big and small, old and new and from all spectrums of the electronic realm that have created something different, special and worthwhile.
So to start off the year, or the decade for that matter I've chosen some big guns. This week we've got the two British lads Simian Mobile Disco and their Essential Mix. I figured if it was good enough for Pete Tong it's good enough for Staying Sick. It's quite a hard techno based mixed. The boys state that this is the direction they plan to take musically in 2010. So with out further delay, here it is...
Simian Mobile Disco - Essential Mix (09/01/2010)
01. Kraftwerk — Franz Schubert
02. Subway — Xam
03. Kikumoto Allstars — Dco
04. Levon Vincent — Late Night Jam
05. Simian Mobile Disco — Cruel Intentions (feat. Beth Ditto) (Space Cave Mix)
06. Unknown Artist — Get The Curse
07. Oliver Huntemann — Shanghai Spinner (Joey Beltram Remix)
08. Armando — Don’t Take It (feat. Sharvette)
09. Slam — Room 2
10. Denis Naidanow — Wonderland (feat. Tyree)
11. Oliver Huntemann — Trummerfeld
12. Simian Mobile Disco — Are You In The Picture?
13. On/Off — Cirez D
14. Dusty Kid — Train # 1
15. Raymond Scott — Cindy Electronium Pt. 1
16. Rogue Cat — Magic Journey (Todd Terje Remix)
17. Cassius — Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes (Radio Slave Mix)
18. Dustin Zahn — Stranger To Stability (Len Faki Mix)
19. Blake Baxter & Abe Duque — Let’s Take It Back (Joey Beltram Remix)
20. SMD Delicatessen — Aspic
21. Raymond Scott — Cindy Electronium Pt. 2
22. Ramadanman — Revenue (Untold Remix)
23. Paul Woolford — Pandemonium
24. Psycatron — Deeper Shades Of Black
25. Alex Costa — Evergreen
26. Skream — 2 D
26. Dexter — Unknown Title
27. Zomby — Strange Fruit
28. Deepgroove — Spike
29. Adam Beyer — Something Good To Die For
30. Caramel — Cluster
31. L-Vis 1990 — The Bird
32. MJ Cole — Sincere (Mumdance Mix)
33. Crookers Feat Miike Snow — Remedy
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
PEOPLE GET REAL is the joint name for the DJ/production duo of Simon Lister and Peter Wilson. They hail from Newcastle, keen to write about these guys as their reviews and write ups seem to good to be true. They are residents at a night called Wax:On which is across various venues across the U.K. As a way of capturing the first 5-years as Wax:On residents, PEOPLE GET REAL were commissioned to put together a special CD to showcase a snapshot of their sets. Wax:On compilation series No1. comprises of two CDs compiled and mixed by Fake Blood and PEOPLE GET REAL which delves into the Wax:On warmup sound.
PEOPLE GET REAL are talked about by many:
"Resident DJ's are the backbone of any great club. Wax:On's PEOPLE GET REAL are just that and more. They understand how a club works, how to build a night, and know their music enough to shame many of the big hitters.”
The compilation is available on itunes and beatport, amongst others. However we love surprises too.....
Finally, all the remix's of this beast are readily available through certain enterprises. So here is another mix thats been up in the top play count for me. In spirit of the PEOPLE GET REAL continuous mix. A little tech house gem. Your probably thinking you already have it but you probably have Dj Pierre's acid reflux.
Simian Mobile Disco-Cruel Intentions(DJ Pierre Remix).mp3
Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Frenchman looked like he was still partying from the night before. He played one of his classic sets, really getting into that gypsy sound... At 2.30pm it was a good setting for his tunes.
Interesting choice of songs, all his tunes were chosen in threes and in the same key so his could quickly mash them. A couple of mistakes, but the main mistake caused by a Miami Horror bass player tuning his guitar over the top of the Riton s tune. Riton was so confused with what the hell the sound was until he realised. Played all the latest fat bass tunes, from Afrojack to Wolfgang Gartner.
Only saw the start and got as far as Moby- I Love To Move In Here (Proxy Remix) which sounded sick. The crowd looked like they liked the sound. I heard Indian Film which I was happy about.
One of the reasons why I went... Very sick. Every 30 seconds he had a new snare or most of the time a whole new song in. Everything from Country Music to Hip Hop. Just one massive flow of tunes everyone knew.
The crowd was seriously keen on these two. Jack Beats showed them their new aged fidget electro and the crowd responded. When Warp came on, the crowd thought they were in the Warp video.
Skream and Benga
Good intro, everyone knew what they were, but I thought it was good that Benga sort of MC'd at the beginning and warmed the crowd. Dubstep intro to Sydney was heavy, cool to see.
Very Heavy set, after he finished so many people were mentioning their new favourite Dj is Fake Blood. If anyone is familiar with Fake Blood s new compilation ' Wax On Compilation Series', Vol.1 (Mixed By Fake Blood & People Get Real) then his Field Day Set reminded me of this compilation, a lot of tracks were played from here.
With a majestic Light show and Audio visual Component the guys played a standard 2manydjs Set, I think. Ticked all commercial boxes and hit a few deep sounds like desynchronised and Jack is Back, also the guys had just flown in from Melbourne. Within 20 minutes of their set Stef had already walked off the stage to sort out a sound problem, he loves to have perfect sound.
1. Radio Intro.
2.Hey Girl Hey Boy-Chemical Brothers
5.Rock da Casbah-The Clash
7.Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band-A Fifth of Beethoven (Soulwax Remix)
8.Pon Da Floor-Major Lazer
11.Sweet Dreams-Eurythmics (Erol Alkan re-edit)
12.Robot Rock-Daft Punk(ID Remix)
14.Armand Van Helden-Bonkers(Soulwax Edit)
15.Zombie Nation-Kernkraft 400 (ID Edit)
16.DIM and Tai-Lyposuct
21.A Milli-Lil Wayne Original
22.John Paul Young-Love is in the Air
23.Diddy & Felix - 20 Minute Versions accapella
24.Gossip-Standing in the way of control(Soulwax Remix)
25.David Guetta-Jack is Back
29.CLS-Can you feel it
30.Alex Gopher - Aurora
32.David Bowie-Rebel Rebel(Soulwax Remix)
33.Whos Who-Whos There Acapella
35.Max Romeo-Outer Space(Prodigy Remix)