OMG

New mix…called OMG [which will become clear around the 1 hour mark 🙂 ]. Was mucking around at home and whilst I started on hard house, I went through some harder stuff landed in hard style a few times without trying. Mixing pretty tight, although this one is tagged DUI cause there was beers and few f-ups here and there. Might provide the listener with some gym tuneage, or someting to power walk to… I’m not ashamed of loving these tracks, and I love playing them [although a willing audience would be nice, too]

Asylum

Recorded a mix whilst drinking a few beers…starts off in the classic Hard House era of late 90s early 2000s, and finishes in the realm of hard trance. Was fighting with audio equipment issues [no sub…no bass monitoring], and as such may not be the cleanest mix. Honestly haven’t reviewed after recording, seemed pretty solid at the time. A bit patchy in places due to failure to practice and sound issues, but a decent listen. Suggest rocking this mix at the gym…

So You Like House

A commercial journey through the mid 2000s, playing records I haven’t spun in years for one or another reason. As much as the tunes are of a commercial, popular vein they are also the soundtrack from that time and some of my most treasured records. This isn’t a mix I was planning and it shows in the execution…I let a tune play right out, had to snip out 40secs of silence in post production. Some dirt and dust has accumulated on the media [through age, storage and misadventure], but that all adds to the vinyl charm. Mixing is ok in places, and I’ve got some back pocket ideas for the next spin. Enjoy.

Thunderstruck [Big Girls]

First mix on the new rig. This is bouncy Hard House / Hard Dance at it’s 6.30am at the day club best. Nick Skitz, Warp Brothers and Public Domain [Operation Blade…bass in the place London!]. As I mentioned on the blog, I’ve upgraded my needles and carts along with the turntables and I think you can really hear it. The mix sounds clean and clear. I was totally in the zone mixing this, dancing around the beat lab / dining room and totally having a ball. I’ve probably played and recorded all these tunes before, but this was more about testing the new gear, and great tunes are great tunes no matter what order you play them in. Hope you enjoy listening as much as I did mixing.

Twisted Sounds

Here it is…Twisted Sounds. Recorded off site and under the influence of a couple of beers, this is a journey through electro house and mid 2000s tunes. As I write this, I’m listening back to it for the first time since recording, and whilst the mixing isn’t 100%, there’s quite a few excellent tunes, sequenced fairly well for an off hand Saturday night. Sometimes, when DJing, you end up forcing a mix, in order to play a certain track rather than moving through genres…not that this is necessarily bad but I suspect a heaving dance floor might not be as tolerant to genre change.

Twisted Sounds playing in WACUP / Winamp

Trance and Acid

Feeling the power of trance, and seeing the colours of acid…this is DJ mix that was recorded under the influence. Consider it the first in a perhaps never to be repeated series I might call DUI – DJing Under the Influence. As I mentioned in the blog post, I don’t remember much after the 20min mark…

Diynamically Shambolic

A sampler of Diynamic Records 10th anniversary album with a few techno tunes thrown in to get to the 1 hour mark. All of the tracks were selected on the fly, and the reason for the “shambolic” in the title should be apt description of the mixing. As such, I haven’t revisited this mix…can be hard to listen back to something that didn’t sound great live. Leave your comments below…