Over & Out (2008)


For dave.

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 03.2008

Underworld – Play Pig (Pig & Dan Remix 2)
Pig & Dan – After Ibiza – Cocoon
D. Diggler – Nitronome (Marko Fuerstenberg Remix) – Reposal
Pig & Dan – Monjon – Weave
Nagano Kitchen – Asama (West) – Apotek
Ariel & Elliot – The Rhythm – Wavetec
Marco Carola – Work It
Mauro Picotto – Contaminato (Meganite Mix) – Alchemy
Chris Liebing – B – CLR
Ercy Mirage – My World – X List
Shuffle Progression – Clear Your Mind (Tribalishious Low Level Mix)
Mastiksoul – Macaron – Hoshi
Fauvrelle & Jiggy – Road Tracks – Meridua
Twizted Nation – Sexy (Alternative Mix) – Kult
Kike Mayor – Believe Me – Drum Central
Moshic – Don’t Be Shy – Contrast
Mitch Boys – Brought Back
DJ Wope – Welcome To The Flash Area – Musik X Press
Delrubbio – Out There (DJ Cytric Remix)
Zur-Face – Braziland – Eightrax
DJ Henry Guzman – Acid Trip – Bearlin
The Southern Brothers – Missing Pieces (Latin Players Remix) – South Records
Latin Players – Tribal Attack – Congos
Latin Players – Zombay Mambo – Avenue
Latin Players – Tumaco Drums – Digital Jaxx
DJ Luis Caballero – Good Tribal – Latin Tronix
Antoine Clamaran – Pereira Is Crazy – Congos
Saeed Younan – Work That (Mix 2) – Younan Music
Eduardo Perez – Embrujada (Tribalishious Low Frequency Mix) – Bellarine
Tribalishious – Everybody – Kult
AB feat. Amalia – Make Luv 2 Da Music – Dutchie
Nikos Toscani – Set U Free – Kult
Armin Van Buuren – Who Is Watching (DJ Remy & Roland K Remix) – Ultra

Eleganza (2007)

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In 2007, I wrote:

“i typically end my abrasively hard techno sets with a touch of trance, melodic techno, or progressive house, but sped up to fit the tempo of that night’s set. this mix is comprised of the tracks that i would put at the end of a techno set, but spun at the speed the producers intended, around 128bpm. you might not know that i grew up listening to progressive house. but when i began to DJ in 1993 i largely shunned it due to its overwhelming success, and my intense desire to stay true to the underground. but now that so much time has passed, i can look back and see that this style was indeed brilliant at times. here’s a group of luxurious tracks carefully selected to demonstrate how possible it is to create beautiful dance music. after recording this 2.5 hour set in the studio, i felt the tracks might be too long, that some needed to be edited down for time, that they took too long “getting to the point.” but then i listened to the final mix and realized it was actually perfect. the nice thing about this medium is that there are no time constraints. no commercials, no schedule, no program. super long blends that ride into oblivion. the art of the blend is becoming a lost one; people are starting to mix with ableton live or other such software, eliminating the need to keep two records going without slipping. at my age now, you might consider me old school. i recorded this the old fashioned way – through serato via my 1200s!”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 10.2007

tracklisting:

The Gladiator – Soundtrack (J&S Project Meridium Mix) – White
Perasma – Swing 2 Harmony – Vendetta
Holden & Thompson – Nothing (93 Returning Mix) – Loaded
Karen Overton – Your Loving Arms – Ego Music
Benz & MD – Mar Del Plata (Dousk Elaborate Mix) – Aurium
Elevation & Kenneth Thomas – Preen 2006 – Electronic Elements
Pig & Dan – Decisions – Submission
Rico Puestel – Interstate West – Minimal Sound Noise
The Timewriter – Is This Life – Plastic City
Aerosoul – Time Is By Your Side (Cala Azul Remix) – T.U.S.O.M.
Delerium feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian – Angelicus (Redanka Remix) – Nettwerk
Wally Lopez – Dark Sweet Piano (Moussa Clarke Remix) – La Factoria
Nikola Gala – Blue Impulse – Subterra
Simon Pierce – I’m Yours – King Kong
Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix) – EMI UK
The Oval Five Project – Vertigo (Dylan’s :92 Remaster) – Gee Zone
Elton D – I’m Happy – Code
303F – Rising (Neo Mix) – 303F
Glenn Morrison – Hydrology – Mau5trap
Deadmau5 – Jaded – Mau5trap
Deadmau5 – Faxing Berlin (Chris Lake Edit) – Mau5trap
Satoshi Fumi pres. Deptech – Sweet Sensation – Klik
Vince Watson & Paul Mac – Track 2 – Influenced
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Valley Stream (2007)

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I recorded this set the day after a ridiculously good experience, a NYE party hosted by Victor Calderone at the old Crobar in New York. Victor was in a creative peak during that time, and he brought tech house to a whole new level. This set is the afterglow.

In 2007, I wrote:

“when you come home and you’re not quite sure what do do with yourself, you can’t get to sleep and something’s on your mind.. valley stream can help. our staff is specifically trained to handle and understand your needs. if you aren’t completely satisfied with valley stream’s results, paul hardcastle will personally come to your home and refund you of your experience.

valley stream may not be for everyone. side effects may include drowsiness, listlessness, introspection, philosophical meandering, and inner peace. consult with your emotions for more information.”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 01.2007

Pastaboys – Limit (Re-Edit) – Defected
Cristian Paduraru feat. Ultra Naté – Love’s The Only Drug – White
Anja Schneider & Sebo K – Rancho Relaxo – Mobilee
John Tejada & Arian Leviste – From Empty Words – Palette
Chymera – Murmur – Mezzo
Sweet Coffee – Keep On Running (Sterac Electronics Club Mix) – 541
Electronic Resistance – Marvelous Night (Claude Young Remix) – Sahtatek
Chateau Flight – Boroque – Innervisions
Electronic Resistance – Futurism (Echoplex Remix) – Sahtatek
Lee Humphreys – Right On – DubbCutz
Superbass – I’m With You – Toolroom
Kris Menace feat. Fred Falke – Fairlight – Compuphonic
Kris Menace – Jupiter – Compuphonic
Lindstrøm – I Feel Space – Playhouse
Manuel Tur & Roman Salzger – You Won’t Change (Day Edit) – Electraluxe
Paul Hardcastle – King Tut – Profile

Beach Party 4 (2007)

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This is probably my favorite mix of the Beach Party series. The tracks are the most memorable, and also the most radio friendly, which reminds me that pop music can be good. We don’t have to look back very far to see that.

Recorded at Triboro Studio, NYC 05.2007

Pate No 1 – Shining Star (Lifelike Remix) – Kontor
Chris Lake feat. Emma Hewitt – Carry Me Away – Rising Music
Asle Bjorn – Golden Sun (Copenhagen Dub) – Sunshine
Leg Soup – Wonderland (Soul Avengerz Remix) – Art & Craft
Justin Timberlake – My Love (Poker Face House Remix) – Zoma
Mutya Buena – Real Girl (Alistair Whitehead) – Island
Lemar – Someone Should Tell You (Alistair Whitehead Remix) – White
JoJo – Too Little Too Late (Raul Rincon Vocal Mix) – Universal
Hott 22 feat. Angie Zee – Just Friends – Gossip
Simply Red – Stay (Grant Nelson Remix) – simplyred.com
Louis Botella vs Afrika Bambaataa – Just Get Up And Dance – White
Ben Macklyn feat. Tiger Lily – Feel Together (Vocal Dub) – Free2Air
Bodies Without Organs – Chariots Of Fire (Air Bureau Remix) – Capitol
Muzzaik pres. URH feat. Zaida – Work It – Dekay
Nu-Matic – In The Morning (Cloud 9 Remix) – Swift
Robbie Williams & PSB – She’s Madonna (Kris Menace Remix) – Chrysalis

Good Morning! (2006)


In 2006, I wrote:

“bob barker on vicodin says this smooth groove’s gonna hit the roof of your mouth like tastee® whipped cream cheese. well alright.
intro and outro vocals by miss shady tuna freddy turner.”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 08.2006

The Blacklight Society – Shake It Baby – Glideslope
The Blacklight Society – The Ryte Syze – Glideslope
Cosmic Belt – Do It – Glideslope
Stereo Mutants – Street Party – Clubstar
Liquid People – See The Stars – Cyphon
Cue Kids – Havesomeadis – Peng
Mountain People – Mountain 001
Joey Negro – Make A Move On Me (Spen & The Muthafunkaz Remix) – Data
DJ Fudge – Call Me – Tejal
The Fatback Band feat. Bah Samba – Spanish Hustle
Bah Samba feat. The Fatback Band – Let The Drums Speak
Soul Creation And The Masters – Time Warp Revisited – Deepa Grooves
Deep Solution – Made For You – Mettle Music
Harley And Muscle feat. Gerideau – Deeper Love – PCT
Goodlife – I Love You – Belle Epoque
Office Gossip – Street Talk – Winding Road
Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets – Hed Kandi
Late Night Alumni – I Knew You When (Chuck Love Mix) – Quiet City
Ilya – Bliss (Max Sedgley Remix) – Virgin
Machomovers – Something About The Music – Sonntag
DJinxx – Soul Savana – Not Bio

Barbecue 6 (2006)


I couldn’t believe five whole years passed since I did the original Barbecue, but I was honestly having trouble finding tracks in that genre that matched the quality of the original. But there was still some excellent tracks coming out here and there, so I decided to showcase them before it got too late. Rereading my description from back then makes me laugh. I really am insane.

“hey girl! it sure has been a long time! you look good, girl. work them pumps! and your family looks good too, but yo sista looks like she put on a few! anyway grrl, put the kids on the swingset, cuz we have some shit to take care of, yes we do! oh and it looks like you’ve lost some weight too, but screw all that healthy stuff, cuz tonight imma fill yo ass with sweet potato pie, ribs, fried chicken, collard greens and save some room for my sweet lemon meringue pie. maya angelou would be proud, girl, she really would. oh, you wanted to know about these beats? well girl, let me tell you, these tracks are two and a half hours of some of the nastiest vocal jams to hit the streets from three years ago to three weeks ago. we just pick right up where we left off back in 01. now I know it’s hot as hell up in here but that don’t make no kinda difference. get yo ass out there on the patio and shake ya rump!”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 03.2006

DB Boulevard – Point Of View (Stringapella) – Airplane
Gwen Stefani – Holla Back Girl (Dom’s Rmx) – White
Shawn Christopher – You Can Make It – Soulfuric
Mark Grant feat. Russoul – Girl With U – Blackstone
Melba Moore – My Heart Belongs To You – Soulfuric
Terri Walker – Whoopsie Daisy (Beginerz Rmx) – Mercury
Kloud 9 – So Many Reasons (Reel People Rmx) Copyright
Eddy Meets Yannah – Reach The Sky (Reel People Mix) – Compost
Jon Cutler feat. Pete Simpson – Runnin’ – MN2S
Soul Central feat. Diana Waite – Faith – Clean Cut
Soul Central feat. Diana Waite – Memories – Clean Cut
Usher – Caught Up (Kings Of Soul Mix) – White
Dom & Alex feat. Lelani – (You Are) Head Candy – Deft
Cue Kids feat. Paula Bernadel – Blue Mood – Peng
Blaze – Found Love – West End
Markus Enochson feat. Ingela Olsson – Listen For It – Ricanstruction
Franck Roger & M’Selem feat. Chris Wonder – Reason – Straight Up
So Much Love – White
Miami Collective feat. Oliver Cheatham & Jocelyn Brown – Mindbuster – Vocal
Kenshyro – Sky City (Marquito Rmx) – Map Dance
Laura Pausini – Escucha Atento (T&F vs Moltosugo Klub Mix) – Airplane!

Beach Party 3 (2006)


The summer jams that moved me in the summer of ’06. Not all radio friendly music is inherently bad!

Fain & Kirsch – Holding On – Rise
TTLC Feat. Anita Kelsey – Never Ever – Mostiko
Diego Ray – Afterlite – Deeperfect
Bozzi vs Castaman – I Can’t Sleep – Train!
Reel People feat. Sharlene Hector – The Rain (Joey Negro Dub) – Defected
Juke Joint & Inaya Day – Respect Yourself – Player Digital
Vegas & Eve feat. Tara McDonald – Cocaine – White
DJ Tonka feat. Laura McAllen – Get Back – Icon
DJ Brazilian – Brazilian Affair – Contrasena
Whiplash & Freddy Turner – Inside & Out – White
Milk & Sugar – Jezabel (New Terrace Mix) – Milk & Sugar
Lorenz Rhode & 4Tune Twins feat. Massiah – Lovely Deep – Ospina Digital
Havana Funk – Ya Salio (Scientific Soul Macumba Mix) – Fluential
Soulshaker feat. Lorraine Brown – Hypnotic Erotic Games – Audiofreaks
Def E & Seamus Haji feat. Pete Simpson – Changes – Soul Love
Dajae – Brighter Days (Haji & Emanuel Remix) – Big Love
Rasmus Faber feat. Melo – Get Over Here (Axwell Remix Mode) – Paradise
Girls Aloud – Some Kind of Miracle (Illicit Remix) – White
Unknown – Borderline – White
Kings of Tomorrow – 6pm (Sandy’s Blackwiz Remix) – Defected
Da Sushiman – In & Out (Instrumental) – Ledge

Enhanced (2005)


The precursor to the Valley Stream mixes, and inspired by Only Deep from 2003.

Recorded at Triboro Studio, NYC 05.2005

Spacek – Starz (King Britt Scuba Inst) – Fivesix
Sylk 130 – I Can’t Wait (Alex Kid rmx) – Brickhouse
Paul Hughes – Wait – Brique Rouge
Kosma – Heliocentric (Jesse Rose mix) – Infracom!
An-2 – Inner Source – Theomatic
Rene Breitbarth – Caipirinha – Shayan Music
Korsakow – I Don’t Know – Komfort Musik
Emerald City – Good Times – Visage
Racine vs ELP – Fanfare
Paolo Mojo – Discotech – Honchos
Dan Welton – Higher Love (Ross Couch mix) – Dorigen
Divine Rite feat. Diana Waite – I Told You (Deep Josh mix) – 99 Carat
Olav Basoski – That Last Track – Rootz
Nathanmas – Star Lover (Martin’s Soul Dub) – Soul Purpose
DJ Antoine – All We Need (Patrick Alavi rmx) – Session
Synthique – Sunday Morning – Moody
Mylo – Drop The Pressure – Breastfed
Julien Jabre – War – Elias
T&F vs Moltosugo – La Serenissima – Airplane

Undercover 4 (2005)


In 2005, I wrote:

“nearly 10 years after the first undercover, 7 years after undercover the third, deep house is still alive. here are more timeless melodies for your soul from the past year. this mix is dedicated to todd edwards, creator of “fly away” on i! records, and to trevor loveys, who wrote some of the smoothest original tracks to inspire the undercover series in 1996.”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 04.05.2005

280 West – Fly – Phuture Sole
John Kumahara and Martino – Esperanza – Iwanai Music
Nathan Haines feat. Guida De Palma – O Misterio – Chilli Funk
Ilya – Bliss (Tom Middleton’s Cosmos Mix) – Virgin
Steven Mestre & Wilson Santos – Raindance (Solu Music Mix) – Stealth
Joyce Sims – Come Into My Life (Deep Mix) – Funk La Planet
Señor Coconut – Sodade (DJ Rork & Demon Ritchie Mix) – Lusafrica
Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Haze – Thru (Simon Grey Dub Rework) – Defected
Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Haze – Thru (Simon Grey Vocal Rework) – Defected
Sterling Ensemble feat. Juliet Moesha – The World (Instrumental Edit) – MAW
Mood Rotation – Getting Started (The Rurals Mix) – So Sound
Low – Tonight (Ben Watt Dubstrumental) – Buzzin’ Fly
Kemdi – Still A Dancer (Sole Channel Dub) – Coco Soul
Les Garagiste – Show Me The Way – Equal
Beady Belle – Hindsight (Instrumental) – Ricanstruction
Nulife – My Joy (Instrumental) – Ricanstruction
Soichi Terada & Shinnichiro Yokota feat. Naoko Shimada – Sun Shower (Larry Levan Mix)

Beach Party 2 (2004)



just before summer’s end, more uplifting and energetic muppet music from the beach days of 04. part one starts off covered in barbecue sauce, while part two gets deeper into the white girl progression as the sun goes down…

recorded live at midtown studio, new york 09.18.2004

Part 1

Bobby & Steve – Brotherly Love (Reprise) – Zoo Groove
Simon Grey feat. Abbey Joyce – The Prophecy – Smokin Beats
X(eptional feat. Tyrah Morena vs DJ Rob Boskamp – Pela Praia (Alex Romano mix) – Ricciardi
Danny Marquez & Ferry B – Afrocatalans (Hardsoul rmx) – Bubble Soul
NV – Pega La Vuelta (Knee Deep rmx) – Hedonism
Kneedeep feat. Brooke Russel – I Won’t Let You Down – Knee Deep USA
Mini Coola – Spacejam (Richard Earnshaw mix) – Duff Note
Soul Avengerz feat. Kristin Cummings – It’s Alright – Realbasic
Midnite Touch – Weekend – White
Haji & Emanuel – Tonite It’s Party Time – White

Part 2

Haji & Emanuel – Tonite It’s Party Time – White (cuntinued)
Bhangra Knights – Fascinating Rhythm (Openair rmx) – Lowered
Kalista – Here In The Sun – Moonwatcher
Dark Globe – Feed (Shapeshifters rmx) – Island
The Attic – Destiny – White
Axwell – Feel The Vibe – Nero
Isko feat QD – Feel It – Steeltown
Intrailzzi & Fratti – The Love (Scape rmx) – PDand
Johnny Fiasco – Cielo Y Tiera – Trailer Park
Bobby & Steve – Brotherly Love (Dub) – Zoo Groove