Down South (2013)

Portions of this deep mix have had its fair share of attention before I finally got around to posting it.

It’s been been featured on Lars Behrenroth’s Deeper Shades of House, Spain’s Dogglounge, and Trevor Lamont’s House is Home of Lexington, KY.

Here finally is the full 2.5 hr set. This mix was warped, mangled and mashed up using Ableton Live over a week’s studio time. I created a series of YouTube videos explaining portions of what I did, as I did it. Full tracklisting available on

The downloadable mashup:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Deeper Shades of House:


House Is Home:


Volta Cab – My House Is Your House – Undertones
Evren Ulusoy – Dearly Devoted (Gorge’s Classic Remix) – i!
JazzLoungerz feat. Natasha Watts – Tell Me (Kobaalt Remix) – Sweetleaf
Lucas Keizer – Therapy – FWD
Rene Breitbarth – Rough Trax (Cut 1) – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Rough Trax (Cut 2) – Deep Data
Iron Curtis – Rawls – Kolour
DJ Sprinkles – Sisters, I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To – Mule Musiq
Alex Agore – Don’t Need No One – Undertones
Two Deep – Be Right – Kolour
Michael Jackson – I Can’t Help It (Todd Terje Rekutt) – White
Jerome Sydenham – Bad Dog – Apotek
Adralan – The Sea – Chillin Music
Dave Clarke & DJ Romain – Up And Down (SoulSwept Mix) – Room Control
Colombia Soul Orchestra – Chande En Laureles (Wagon Cookin Remix) – Underground Collective
Huxley – Dark Bourbon – Kolour
Pol_On – Secret Love – Kolour
Aki Bergen feat. Carmen Sherry – Into My Soul (Spiritchaser Remix) – Papa
Volta Cab – Problems Solved (Alex Agore Dub) – Undertones
Dave C & DJ Romain feat. Kelli Leigh – Give Me Something (DJ Romain’s Mix) – Room Control
Jovonn feat. Chavell – Don’t Touch Me (Vick Lavender Jazzmental Mix) – Deeptrax
Colombia Soul Orchestra – Chande En Laureles (Sancocho A La Lena Mix) – Underground Collective
James Johnston – You’re Still The Same (Ethyl’s Wheezy Garage Mix) – Kolour
Quell – Army Of Lover (Dimitri Max You’re My Only Mix) – Kolour
Evren Ulusoy – Space For You (Steve Mill Remix) – Outside The Box
Erik Rico – Tonight (Aybee’s Bounce Skate Slap) – SoulfulBeats
Kitano – Going Home – Undertones
Todd Terje – Glittertind – Full Pupp

Eleganza 2 (2012)


It took some years to find the right music for the sequel to 2007’s Eleganza. I usually don’t play entire sets of emotional music like this, as I would normally include a track or two after a set of intense melodyless beats. That was the idea behind part 1 as well.

This mix holds sentimental value, as it was the final one recorded at Triboro Studio in NYC before making the trek down to Miami with my cat Ouisie, who passed away the day before posting this. As I was packing away, I’d work on this to offset the moving experience over the course of a month.

So I dedicate this mix to you, Ouisie, my techno kitty, for putting up with over 10 years of beats. You must have been bred with a taste for electronic music, as you’d nap like a champ over my loud studio year after year.

Thanks to Frisky Radio for premiering this set on April 20, 2012.

4Mal – Twilight (Melting Intro Mix) – Baroque Limited
Ricky Ryan – Tokyo Tales (Weepee Remix) – Avangardia
Weepee – Platea – Particles
Shingo Nakamura – Linear Light (Weepee Remix) – Particles
Shingo Nakamura – Linear Light – Particles
Shingo Nakamura – Dice – Solaris
Robbie Rivera – Closer To The Sun (Dylan Removes Annoying Parts of Inpetto’s Vocal Mix Mashup)
Alfoa – Peyote – 7 Seas
Liluca & Nicolas Agudelo – Timeline (Pacco & Rudy B Remix) – Particles
Quarrel – Spring (Luiz B Remix) – Silk Textures
Dezza & Soundprank – Signals (Dezza’s Scotian Remix) – Dezire
Dezza & Soundprank – Signals (Soundprank Aperture Re-Rub) – Dezire
Rick Pier Oneil – Dark Day (Part 1) – Garbage
Soda Please – Luxury (Nikola Remix) – No Smoking
Jay Lumen – One Moment (A Dawn On The Beach Mix) – Pure Substance
Jay Lumen – Perpetual Motion – Pangea
John Creamer & Stephane K – The Healing (Jerome Robins Deep Mix) – Play
Anhken – It Can’t Be – Enhanced Progressive
Anhken – Who’s There – Enhanced Progressive
Answer 42 – Tucano – Anjunadeep
Paul Keeley feat. Natalie Peris – Disco Belle (Dub Mix) – Anjunadeep
Proff – Tell – Anjunadeep
Dinka – Aircraft – Anjunadeep
Schumann & Kloss – Shabuka – Euphonic
Lars Nyhus – Coming Soon
Depeche Mode – Precious (Sasha’s Spooky Mix Edit) – Mute
Mark Norman Presents Celine – Colour My Eyes (Black Hole)
Sunlounger & Zara – Crawling – Soundpiercing
Technasia – Again – Technasia
Shingo Nakamura – Dice (Ambient) – Solaris

Colors: West Side (2010)

Playing with Leon at all of these Sunday Love! parties have influenced my tech-house sensibilities, causing me to get back to basics. I had a great time in the studio manipulating these tracks to sound exactly as I wanted them to.

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 08.2010

Alex Sosa – Come Dance With Me – Alma Soul Music
Rene Breitbarth – Wave – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Deux – Deep Data
Reboot – Hello Sweden – Love Letters From Oslo
Renato Cohen feat. Technasia & Mark Ribas – Cosmic Man – Sino
Latenta Project – Only One Life (Surrealism’s Dirty Life Remix) – Wavesurfing
Surrealism – Funk Fool – Discoteca
BalErik & Vadim Yershov – Everybody (Surrealism Remix) – Discoteca
Neighbour – Mozambique – Kolour
Kruse & Nuernberg – Drenched (Motorcity Soul Dub) – Kolour
Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Kruse & Nuernburg Remix) – OM
Rasmus Faber – Cidade Oposta (Tiger Stripes Remix) – Farplane
Jerome Sydenham – Deep Fried – UK Promotions
Matt Tolfrey & D. Ramirez – Bounce To Me (Lauhaus Remix) – Phonica
Chris Lattner – Sick – Fear Of Flying
Lewis Boardman – Mist (Chris Lattner Remix) – NRK
Oliver Dahl – Kanemia – Stereoseven Plus
Technasia – Voyager Eternals – Technasia

Deep Cover (2010)

Studio deep house set recorded in cold December, 2010.

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 12.2010

Rene Breitbarth – Airy – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Widescreen – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Ready – Deep Data
Alex Sosa – Go Deep – Alma Soul
W!ld Mr. K – Now Now I’m Dancing – Bloop
Okain – Scream (Nina Kraviz Remix) – Tsuba
Chris Wood & Meat – Back Down (Sascha Dive’s Chunky Dub) – Murmur
Sascha Dive – The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues – Raum…musik
Sascha Dive – Deepest America (Samuel Davis Dark Soul Mix) – Ornaments
Rocco – Someday (NJ Mix) – Real Tone
Patrick Specke – Bitchual Linestepper – Desolat
BLM – Nacho – Fear Of Flying
Mathias Kaden – Roots (Luna City Express/Matthias Tanzmann Rmx) – Vakant R
Tanov – Lajoue (Okain Remix) – Freshliss
Pho – Border Food – Full Flavor
SLG feat. Smolny – Feeling 4 U (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix) – Pets
LawnChair Generals & Alexander East – Talk To Me (Giom Dub)
Portrait – Here We Go Again (Bootleg House Mix)
Sueno Soul feat. Denzie – What You Want (Tom Conrad Dub) – Adaptation
James Johnston – She’s Gone – Kolour
Shur-i-kan vs Milton Jackson – I Want It (Shur-i-kan Mix) – Freerange
Samantha James – Waves of Change (Nikola Gala Remix) – OM
Inaya Day & Ralf Gum – Lose My Worries – Gogo Music

Valley Stream 2 (2009)


it took two years to find music good enough to be justified for this mix. i was always afraid to make a sequel to valley stream because of how that mix affected me. it really inspired me on an emotional level, much like 2003’s only deep. i didn’t want to disappoint myself. it’s also why i never made another ambient mix after nightrain to berlin in 1997. but then one day i was looking through my intelligent playlist and was amazed at all these brilliant, emotionally charged tracks. it was time.

this mix was featured as the 100th podcast on
thanks again to jamar for all your artwork.

produced in space and at triboro studio nyc, 04.2009

Popnoname – The Smallest Part – Italic
Ripperton & She Masaya – I Love… – Num
Martin Skogehall – Rygar – Mezzotinto
Chymera – Caprica Burning – Connaisseur Supérieur
Rocco – Heartbeat (Latin Floor Mix) – Shack Music
BeBe & CeCe Winans – Heaven (Dylan’s Heartbeat vs Heaven Mashup)
Filippo del Moro – Moyo – Electronic Petz
I:Cube – Prophetization – Verastile
Slytek – Calyx (Neon Skin Remix) – Standby
Underworld – Play Pig (Pin & Dan Remix 2) –
Nestor & Lowell – Watching The Waves – Acryl Music
Nikola Gala – Close 2 U – Escada
Scope – Quid Pro Quo (Office Gossip Remix) – Urbantorque
Jimpster – I Want It – Freerange
Dølle Jølle – Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje Mix) – Permanent Vacation
Pryda – Wakanpi – Pryda Recordings
Loui$ – Pink Footpath (Dylan’s 85 vs Wakanpi Beats Mashup) – Max Music
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Ride (Gabriel Diggs Remix) – Rykodisc
Stockholm Cyclo feat. M Elino – Beginning People – Cuadra

Beach Party 5 (2009)

I admit it, this set was not actually recorded live at a beach party, despite my old website’s claim of it being “performed live at Jones Beach Field 6, June 2009.” In fact, it was one of the very first mixes I made using Ableton Live. I forced myself to learn because I was laid up in bed for a week hopped up on Percocet after having all four wisdom teeth extracted. I made good use of my time.

Gregory Del Piero – I Love You More (Laura Seduces Dylan) – Del
JT Donaldson & Giom – Let’s Make A Recrd (Lucas Keizer Remix) – Kolour
Johnny Fiasco – The Message – Control
Roed Svensk feat. Diana Waite – All Love You Need..
..(Raul Moros Old Skool Dub vs. Dylan’s Message Beats) – Reelgroove
Rasmus Faber feat. Dyanna Fearson – Give It To Me – Farplane
Phunk Investigation feat. Kwesi – The Promised Land
Sylvia Tosun & Loverush UK – 5 Reasons (Original Club Mix) – Sea To Sun
Michael Woods feat. Inaya Day – Natural High (Dino Lenny Mix) – Legato
Fruitcake feat. Ann Yung – Fudge (Stonebridge Club Mix) – Stoney Boy
Lily Allen – The Fear (Stonebridge Club Mix vs Dylan’s Fudge Beats) – EMI
Hott 22 feat. Bonnie Bailey – No Promises..
..(Thomas Gold Mix vs Dylan’s Fudge Beats) – Gossip
Liquid Nation feat. Andrea Britton – Breathe Life – Hit!
Rochelle – Fer De Lance (Cahill Remix) – Southern Fried
ATFC feat. Rae – Give Me Luv (ATFC’s Ocean Trench Mix) – Defected
Cevin Fisher feat. Loleatta Holloway – You Got Me Burning Up – Stereo
Giofriddo Brothers – The Music That We Play – Kult
Meck feat. Dino – So Strong (Inpetto Remix) – Frinetic
Sylvia Tosun & Loverush UK – 5 Reasons (Arnold T Dub) – Sea To Sun
Schumann & kloss – Shabuka (Cressida Remix) – Euphonic
Natasha Bedingfield vs. Chicane – Bruised Water (Adam K Dub) – Modena
Jerry Ropero feat. Cozi Costi – The Storm (Inpetto Remix) – Positiva
Deadmau5 + Kaskade – I Remember – Mau5trap
Chymera – Umbrella (Beatless Mix) – Ovum

Eleganza (2007)


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


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

Valley Stream (2007)


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)


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) –
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