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

Beach Party (2004)

The mix that started it all. It reminds me of the short period of time I lived in Manhattan, a short lived love affair, and my affinity for cheesed out muppet house.

In 2004, I wrote:

“this summer brought me lots of uplifting and energetic house music. i wish when i close my eyes on my travels to tropical places that i could return to the fiesta on the beach with my muppet friends of yesterday.”

recorded live at midtown studio, new york 08.13.2004

Only Freak – Tiny Forces – Freerange
Benz & MD – Snowblind (Spincycle rmx) – Dorigen
Johnny Fiasco – Headstrong Grooves – Feelling
Phaze & Soul – Only Girl – White
Sometimes Interplanetary – Oops A Daisy – White
Love 80s – One Night – Love 80s
JCA feat. Dannii Minogue – Come And Get It – Wea
Mauve – Round And Round – Mauve Traxx
Sound Doc – Holding On – Audio Friction
Jim Porto – Voce è Demais (Nick Sushi dub) – 1st Groove
The Table Dancers – The Real Thing – The Ibiza Collection
Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Hot 22 rmx) – Defected
Saucy – Saucy’s Hyperdisko (Georgio Schultz rmx) – Robots
Kaleidoscopio – Você Me Apareceu – Irma

Equator 2 (2003)

It’s strange that I never made a third Equator mix, since the two of these were pretty popular. I was just coming down from the tribal bug that bit me pretty hard in 2001, and these mixes were basically my personal answer to where I thought it should go.

In 2003, I wrote:

“equator 2 was recorded on a friday night after eating some bad food. my stomach in knots, i made it a mission to do something constructive with the evening as it was cut short by a rare burger in 90 degree weather. it’s best to mix when i don’t know where my head is at, and here you have it. one part cunty beats, one part trippy minimal strangeness.”

Recorded live at Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn 06.28.2003

Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Joeski Dub) – Maya
Tribalation – Do It To The Music – Big Chief
Dub Monsters – Timewarp – Poodle
Kevin Freeman – Musicinmylife – Low Pressings
Logic Box – Home Car – Visitor
Freaks – I’m An Angry Instrument – Wash House
LawnChair Generals – One Thing – Westbound
J&S Productions – The Lift Part 1 (Lance Desardi rmx) – Court Square
Outta Limits – Mission Control (Montanari & Ruberto rmx) – Azuli
Dr. Pompeii – Wish – 4th Floor
Echomen – Thru 2 You (Nova Scotia rmx) – Hooj
Loudeast – Sonido Profundo (gpal sweet amx rmx) – Shinichi
Loudeast – Sonido Profundo (gpal etheral rmx) – Shinichi
Loudeast – Sonido Profundo (loudeast rmx) – Shinichi

Only Deep (2003)


Note – Due to SoundCloud being assholes I will need to reupload this mix without it starting cold with the Schmoov track. Check back for updates. (May 2012)

I will say that this is probably the finest collection of tracks I’ve ever found. It’s the mix that once literally brought me to tears.

In 2003, I wrote:

“whenever i set up to record a house mix, there are inevitably a few records that must get left out, mostly because they are too deep, time doesn’t permit and don’t fit with the rest of the mix. here are those neglected babies, crying out for empathy. this is not peaktime music! one wednesday night i turned down the lights in the studio almost to the point where it was pitch black in the room, turned up the system real loud, and absolutely got lost in it. in today’s depressed music industry, the beautiful and intelligent tracks get left out, replaced by candy coated bullshit. the artists represented here have obviously recorded these soulful gems for the love. they were released between 2002 and 2003, largely under the radar.”

Recorded live at Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn 06.04.2003

Schmoov! – Playground – DIY
Vincenzo – The Charmer – Dessous
Osunlade – Beloved – Soul Jazz
Cpen – Follow The Shine Pt. 1 – Aesoteric
Patrick Richard – Runnin – Route 33
Rebuild – Late Night Cycling (Gerd rmx) – Duplex
Sweet Abraham – Couldn’t Catch You When I Fell – Diaspora
Rasoul feat. Star Stern – Reality Remix – Soulfood
Dylan Drazen – What Will She Do (unreleased)
Elesse – Liberian Girl – BlackJack
Mike & Steven Sugar – Flight@Night – Milk&Sugar
Dalminjo – Cruz Persille – Deeplay
Westpark Unit feat. Victor Davies – Fade Away – Draft

Deep Outage (2003)

my first internet broadcast live from the studio, this deep house set was originally planned for planetsoulnetwork.com for august 2003, but seconds before the “broadcast” button was pushed, the blackout of 2003 began. here’s the rescheduled broadcast which took place on september 25, 2003.

Broadcast live from Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn 09.25.2003

Part 1

Glenn Underground – Black Action – Shelter
François K feat. Barbara Mendes – Awakening (Needs rmx) – Wave
Diva 1 – White
Andre’s Record Shack – Still Got It – White
Blagger’s World – #1 (Ian Pooley rmx) – Polo
Banda Black Rio – Magia Do Prazer (Faze Action rmx) – Mr Bongo
Kemit Sources – Bor Dlan (I:Cube rmx) – Versatile
Su-Paka-Pooh – Theme De Yo-Yo (Restless Soul rmx) – Disorient
Jill Scott – The Interlude (Bush rmx) – White
Soul Central feat. Diana Waite – Memories – Clean Cut
Jordan Fields – Music In My Soul – Aroma

Part 2

Zoom – Safety Pin – Senator
Next Evidence – Morning Breeze – Capitol
Candy Dulpher – What’s In Your Head – Absolutely
Gene Farris feat. Lady Sarah – Black Satin (Miguel Mix rmx) – Soma Dubs
Indiana Jones – No Sleep – White
Sabrynaah Pope – Someone For You – Kif
Brand New Heavies – Do Right – White
Brandy – What About Us (E-Smoove rmx) – Atlantic
Whiplash & Turner – Don’t Go Lose Your Pride – Purple
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Innocent (Joey Negro rmx) – NRK
Dubtribe Sound System – Autosoul (Rasmus Faber rmx) – Defected
Double Dee – Shining – Airplane!
David Penn feat. Sheylah Cuffy – Scream 4 Love (The Thief rmx) – Urbana

dd25: Tagged (2003)

I truly felt bit by the tribal bug in 2003, and had to give a little bit of that here. I tried to include all the genres I like to play in one mix and found it so complete, I decided to stop the “dd” numbering system, since I wasn’t making actual mixtapes anymore either. This was also the final CD I mass produced, as the Internet started to become the main way everyone shared mixes.

Performed May 2003 at Tetanus Studio, Brooklyn

Part 1

Fiendish House I – Mean Love – RPO
Coloursound – Small Phatt One – Vapour Limited
UDG – Workshop of Devil – Garbage
Babilonia – Impress Me – Stop & Go
Unplugged – Future of Sound – Plastica Red
Eddy Airbow – Tribal Contact – Traveller
Mr. Free – Energy – BeatFreak
Undisputed Truth vs Rebel Funk – Begin – Creative
Electric Tease vs Mosquito – Sensation – Distraekt
Nightdrums – Voodoo Element – Gentrax
Mr. Free – Architedhosue – BeatFreak
Marcelo Castelli – Southamerica – Musiq
Bass & Penn – Communicate – Urbana
Dr. Kucho – Shadow Troopers – Disc Doctor
Dr. Kucho – It Must Be Love – Bonus Tracks

Part 2

Dr. Kucho – It Must Be Love – Bonus Tracks (cuntinued)
Dr. Kucho – Belmondo Rulez 2.0 – Disc Doctor
Kay Maan – Got To – Boo
Magik Johnson – Los Halinos – Blaktrax
Richard Earnshaw – Joyride – Soulfuric Deep
Kemit Sources – Bor Dlan (I:Cube rmx) – Versatile
Triesté – Too High In The Sky (John Ciafone dub) – Junior
D’Wachman & HD Substance – Jump (Mateo Murphy rmx) – Atlas
Pulse – Cariño 2002 (Pascal F.E.O.S. rmx) – Frisbee
Hertz & Hardcell – Electrons – Sway
Submode vs Basoon – Aibo – Delirium Red
65d Mavericks – Abstractions – Matrix
Gaetano Parisio – Norman Expression – Design
Patrik Skoog – B1 – Mankind 16
Henry Cullen – Grilled Chicken – :body:art:form:
Praxis – Roy Rogers – Omniscient
Dylan Drazen vs Tim Xavier – The Benz – Blueline
Archae and Grovskopa – Ex – Maracas

Equator (2002)

Came home one night drunk and totally inspired. The result is a 75 minute sinister jog into a cloudy sunrise.

Recorded 5am at Tetanus Studio, 10.19.2002 – Brooklyn

Steve O’Sullivan – Breezer Dub – Mosaic
Jay Tripwire – Bobba This – Northern Lights
Chris Lum – You’re Mine – Hooj Choons
Osmosis – Feeling Me – Visitor
Blakhook Project – Tropical Feedback – Big Chief
Lilac Road Productions – Safety Inagenda – Visitor
Black Light – Kato Kallesa – Intrinsic Design
Plug – Indian Summer (ATT rmx) – Plug
Black Light – Ano Kallesa – Intrinsic Design
Universal Agents – Solomonic Agents – Worship
Dylan Drazen – Don’t Tell Me – Clicktracks
Poet Name Life – Contemplation (King Britt rmx) – Electromatrix
The Parallax Corporation – Anti Social Tendencies – Viewlexx
Robot Love – White
Playgroup – Number One – Nuphonic

Double Miles (2002)


Another terribly important mix to me, this comes second only to Only Deep. It’s yet another demonstration of how special the late 90s and early 2000s were for house.

In 2002 I wrote:

“80 minute deep house mix originally recorded for lars behrenroth’s deeper shades of house radio show, broadcasted on germany’s JAM FM 07.20.02. a bit of post-production fun found its way into this mix. what originally started out as quite well rounded, the mood took hold and i realized how many smooth jams needed to be immortalized. hence this is probably one of the deepest mixes up on the site to date.”

recorded at tetanus studio, 06.25.2002 – brooklyn

Ciudad Feliz – Airport – Silver Network
Tiefschwarz – You (Dub) – Classic
Word Of Mouth – Reach Out – Quiet Riot
Shukie feat. Olalekan Babalola – Apna Musaik (Modaji rmx) – Rekawa Sound
Martin Solveig – Someday (Spen & Karizma rmx) – Mixture
Ken Norris & Demon Ritchie – Love Makes You Right – Gatitude
Soul Central – Song For Sharma – Clean Cut
DJ Fudge – Tafina – KIF
Monsieur Charles – Light Of The Sun – Electronic Jazz
Marschmellows – Flash Fried (Needs rmx) – Audiopharm
[Digital Underground – Doowutchyalike]
Mazi feat. Colette – Do You Want Me? (Freestyle Man rmx) – Brique Rouge
P. Lauer – Handcuffs – Séparé
BRS – Treat Me So Bad (JT Donaldson rmx) – Cyclo
[Donald Fagen – I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)]
DJ Rasoul – Quiet Storm – Large
Kim English – Been So Long (Wamdue rmx) – Hysteria
DJ Rasoul – Quiet Storm – Large
[Anita Baker – Been So Long]