Monday, March 29, 2010

DJM 2000

Just watch the video and be amazed..... Probably need some ca$h for this puppet.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Winter Music Conference 2010 Awards

With the world conference in the title, there is a serious side to the WMC. Along with all the workshops and conferences. An awards night is held. I have just selected a few of the Awards that I thought were deserved or very off the radar.

Best Underground Dance Track

Hey Hey - Dennis Ferrer - Objektivity Winner

I Like That - Richard Vission & Static Revenger feat. Luciana - Solmatic Records
In for the Kill - La Roux - Cherrytree/Interscope/Polydor
La Mezcla - Michel Cleis feat. Toto La Momposina - Strictly Rhythm
Whateva - Ralph Falcon - Nervous Records
Ninety - Sander van Doorn - Doorn Records

Best House/Garage Track

Leave The World Behind - Axwell, Angello, Ingrosso, Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox - Ultra Records/Axtone Winner

Back To You - Oscar G feat. Tamara Wallace - Nervous Records
Hey Hey - Dennis Ferrer - Objektivity
If You Knew - Chris Lake feat. Nastala - Nervous Records
La Mezcla - Michel Cleis feat. Toto La Momposina - Strictly Rhythm
When Love Takes Over - David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland - Astralwerks/Caroline

Best Global DJ

Armin van Buuren Winner

Above & Beyond
David Guetta
Markus Schulz
Paul van Dyk
Steve Angello

Best Remixer

Kaskade Winner

Bimbo Jones
Cosmic Gate
Dave Aude
Laidback Luke
Moto Blanco

Best Studio Software

Apple - Logic Pro 9 Winner

Ableton - Live 8
Propellerhead - Reason 4
Steinberg - Cubase Studio 5

Best New Product of the Year

Pioneer - CDJ-2000 Winner

Akai - APC 40
Native Instruments - Maschine
Apple - iPhone 3G S

Best Club Sound System Design

Ministry of Sound, London - Martin Audio Winner

Beta, Denver - Funktion-One
Cielo, New York - Funktion-One
Pacha, New York - Infinite Audio
Space Ibiza - Blue Box-Ibiza
Zouk, Singapore - Gary Stewart Audio

Winter Music Conference 2010 Live Stream

Currently some of the biggest names are playing 24/7 over in Miami. I only found this link Yesterday but when I logged on, Fedde Le Grand was mid way through his set. Even if you cannot be there, you can still watch it Live...

Also here is another cool website, watch your favourite Djs play,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oliver Huntemann PLAY! 03 Live at Cielo, New York

He is a Bremen based DJ and is about to release his third mix compilation. Known as the Huntemann PLAY! series the first two were big and the compilations really reflect what he is playing currently.

Due out in May, entitled PLAY! 03 Live at Cielo, New York. This mix shows the inside of minimal techno today, and will also feature a previously unreleased track by Huntemann–"NYC (Keep on Playin')"–and a new collaborative effort with Dubfire, entitled "Fuego".

View the tracklist and see for yourself, if you get the chance to see him next week then you will already have a little preview into the mix. Will post some of the tracks later this week.
CD 1
01. Extrawelt - Confuzzled
02. Martin Landsky - 2000 Miles
03. Josh Wink - Airplane Electronique (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)
04. Axel Bartsch feat. Jake The Rapper - Blam & Flow (Thomas Schumacher Remix)
05. The Glitz - Sunstep
06. Dimitri Andreas - Snickerz
07. Oliver Huntemann - NYC (Keep on Playin’)
08. Mutant Clan - We Are
09. Maetrik - Relax
10. Rodriguez Jr - Chicky Chicky
11. Sycophant Slags - Keep Off (Wighnomy Brother’s Detroittobrieflyshort-ulle Remix)
12. Oliver Huntemann & Dubfire - Fuego
13. Mike Mind - Resonate (Hobo Remix) (part 1)

CD 2
01. Mike Mind - Resonate (Hobo Remix) (part 2)
02. ADJD - Galactic Suite Part 1
03. Roberto Bosco - Space Drone
04. Pascal Mollin - The Elephant (Pan-Pot Remix)
05. Andreas Henneberg - Aquaree
06. Abe Duque feat. Virginia - Following My Heart (Oliver Huntemann Remix)
07. Octave - MA (Hatzler Remix)
08. Shlomi Aber - Create Balance
09. Pattrix - A Beautiful Woman
10. André Winter - Magma
11. Cari Lekebusch - Blood Lines
12. Clement Meyer - A Bucket of Blood

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Faithless - Not Going Home ( Eric Prydz Remix)

I know you looked at the title and thought there would be a download link..... unfortunately no. It premiered on Pete Tongs Show however a few cats have it now including John Digweed who dropped it at Future Music. For everyone watching this video, at 2.47min when that typical Prydz kick and snare comes in, yeah you hear that! Well imagine that on a festival system. That was one of biggest songs of the day.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mix Monday 40

This week's Mix Monday is particularly special. Most weeks we have mixes from either the biggest DJ's around the world or local talent that we like/support. The majority of these mixes are a series of tracks slapped together often in a simple manner to showcase current tracks that that particular DJ likes. The mixing styles in these vary but are most of the time quite simply one track into another. This is something different.

I stumbled across this mix a couple of weeks back by a British group called The Diogenes Club. Unfamiliar with the act I downloaded the mix purely because the tracklist intrigued me. Upon listening to the mix I was quickly impressed and then blown away the more I listened. There's 47 tracks in an hour which sounds like one of those circa '05 mega/mash mixes. This is far from that. Through a combination of extremely clever track selection, looping, sampling and planned mixing this mix leaves you with something lasting. The transitions are so smooth with the majority of the time it near impossible to tell when one track starts and the the other stops. At many times there will be 2, 3 or even 4 tracks sitting ontop of one another seemlessly. Download this smooth disco synth journey and see if you're not wet.

The Diogenes Club - Various Artists Mixtape

Track Listing :

1. Black Kids - I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You (Twelves Remix) - Almost Gold
2. Van She - So High - Modular
3. the Diogenes Club - Tete - Urban Torque
4. Tesla Boy - Fire - Mullet Records
5. Lindstrom & Christabelle - Baby Don’t Stop - Smalltown Supersound
6. Pnau - Baby (Breakbot Remix) - Etcetc
7. Stardust - Music Sounds Better with You - Roule
8. BB & Q Band - Dreamer - Cooltempo
9. Dusty Kid - Nemur - Boxer Recordings
10. the Diogenes Club - Tie Ourselves Around - Urban Torque
11. Scope - Audio Tonic - Urban Torque
12. Midfield General - Disco Sirens - Skint Records
13. Yuksek - I Like To Play - Fiction Records
14. Barbara Mason - Another Man - Metronome
15. Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood - Island Records
16. the Diogenes Club - Early May - Urban Torque
17. Booka Shade - Sweet Lies - Get Physical
18. the Diogenes Club - Come Back to Us - Urban Torque
19. Junior Boys - Hazel - Domino
20. Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane remix) - XL
21. Mario Bastinov - Caribbean Girl - (TDC Part 1) - Unknown
22. X-District - Color Correction - Playhouse
23. Zoot Woman - Automatic - Wall Of Sound
24. Zapp n Roger - So Ruff So Tuff - Lastrada Entertainment Co.
25. Lindstrom - The Magnificent - Smalltown Supersound
26. the Diogenes Club - Do You Know How To Feel It? – Urban Torque
27. Telefon Tel Aviv - My Week Beats Your Year - Hefty Records
28. Anoraak - Nightdrive With You - Endless Summer Recordings
29. Casio Social Club & XS Night - More Love - Mullet Records
30. Zoot Woman - Nobody Knows (Part 2) - Wall Of Sound
31. Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love - Profile Records
32. Michael Mcdonald & James Ingram - Yah Mo Be There - Qwest Records
33. Lovebirds - Tuesday - Teardrop
34. BB & Q Band - Genie - ZYK
35. Midnight Star - Midas Touch - Solar
36. Eat More Cake - Red Sky - Urban Torque
37. Latryx - Lady Don’t Tek No - Solesides
38. Kool And The Gang - Fresh - Best Records
39. Aretha Franklin - Jump To It - Arista
40. Long Distance Analogue - Plecked Medium - Mullet
41. Toto - Africa - Columbia
42. Tom Browne - Brighter Tomorrow - Arista
43. Five Star - System Addict - RCA
44. Empire Of The Sun - Standing On The Shore - EMI
45. the Diogenes Club - Untitled - CDR
46. Art Of Noise - Moments In Love - ZTT
47. Radiohead - Talk Show Host - Parlophone
48. Mario Bastinov (TDC Part 2) - Caribbean Girl – Phonica