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

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

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

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

Barbecue (2001)


I never realized what a commotion this marathon vocal set would cause, but it ended up being one of my most memorable mixes. I had accumulated so many years worth of soulful vocal house and never had any true medium to bring it out, I just needed to let it out and create a mix of all of them. My favorite period in house music is the 90s, and before the next decade could really take hold just yet, I’m happy to have showcased some of my favorite soulful jams from that decade. Here’s the original description, written in my usual bizarrely creative style:

“hey girl! welcome to my brooklyn barbecue. it’s hotter than a bastard out here. you got your tetanus shots, right? for the next five and half hours you’ll understand the deep vocal jams that have been moving me as a native new yorker for the past ten years. scattered throughout the five parts will be old and new records – classics and new feelings all rolled up in one. disco, dubs, r&b, full on hoboken house, ibiza happy and everything in between. every song in this mix shares three things – vocals, soul and depth. i turned my record collection upside down for this project, so show your love!!”

part 1 – reunion

back to the basics. settle into the sounds you used to know. Darryl James on the midday mix on WBLS or Tony Humphries on Kiss FM, saturday nights at 4am, cruising down the belt in mom’s datsun. say hi to old friends and make a few new ones. watch your kids – make sure they don’t fall off the swing set. have a drink before dinner’s on. yo, was that an Anita Baker track?

Jamie Lewis feat. Michael Watford – For You – Deep Vision
Cleptomaniacs feat. Bryan Chambers – All I Do – Defected
Romanthony – Trust (Chandler dub) – Downtown 161
Al Kent – Back in Love – Million Dollar Disco
Nigel Hayes – Back Together – Sunshine
Homecookin’ – All About The Mind – Solevisions
PB & Co feat. Yvonne Brown – I’m in Love – Suburban
Fierce – Sweet Love – Wildstar
Billie – Come Along – Purple Music
95 North – Unbelievable – Vinylicious
Planet – Friday Nite – PandaMonium
WPA – Where Da Party At? – DJ Promo
The Factory – Do What You Feel – i!

part 2 – ribs

gather round the grill y’all cuz the ribs is on! we in the thick of it now. the saucy vocal jams of our past and present. grab a few paper towels – you’re bound to get a little messy. it’s too bad kraft had to discontinue that oven pit rib sauce, but this outta do. home is where the heart is.

Blaze – Home Is Where The Heart Is – Shelter
Phlash 3000 feat. Marcus Begg – Participate – Estereo
Indigo feat. Joy Malcolm – Fly to the Moon – Defender
Donell Jones – U Know What’s Up (Jeremy B mix) – LaFace
Brownstone – Pass the Lovin’ (Maurice Joshua mix) – Epic Street
Disco Anarchists – You Are Everything – white
Homecookin’ – Stay Away – Sole
Paula Ralph – Ain’t No Runnin’ Away – Estereo
Moments of Soul – Live My Life – Wave
Shazz feat. Alec C – Fallin’ In Love – Epic
Robyn – Good Thang – BMG
The Rurals – Sweeter Sound – Pêng
DSE – Bound – Mood Music

part 3 – macaroni & cheese

the perfect side dish to make it go down smooth. we take it down a notch and gives it to you a bit deeper still. make room on your plate for melodies made not only for the dance floor. now that’s nice.

George Levin – When I’m With You – Recreation
Lovebirds feat. Marie – Tweak – Trax of Interest
Jersey Street – Step into the Light – Glasgow Underground
Weekender – Spirit in Your Soul – Toko
Modaji – Into Something – Laws of Motion
Taana Gardener – Heartbeat (Touch of Class rmx) – West End
Gemo/Fabrice vs. Street Vibes – Walking – Disco Inn
Microman – Too Mankind – Ahab
Losoul – Lies – Classic
Bougie Soliterre – Superficial – Quiet Riot
Soldiers of Twilight – Feeling So High – What’s Up
Seal – Latest Craze – white

part 4 – watermelon

the meal is almost over, but the party isn’t. eat up your juicy dessert as you expose your ears to some of the vocal depth from across the atlantic. this one’s a bit happier and uplifting.

South St. Player – Who Keeps Changing Your Mind (Paul Harris mix) – Cream
Tom & Joyce – Vai Minha Tristeza – Wave
Warm – It’s In The Music – 3345
Only Paradise – You Got The Way – V2 Music
Pure – U & I – Atletico
Ricky Montanari feat. Lisa Millett – I Believe – Azuli
Groove On Da Rocks – La Bonba – GDR 2
Nova Fronteira feat. Guida de Palma – Supernova – Z
Deaf’n Dumb Crew – Feel The Funk – Riviera
Negrocan – Cada Vez – Swing City
Danny Tenaglia feat. Celeda – Music Is The Answer – Urban
Tony Esposito – Kalimba De Luna (Kamasutra mix) – DW Boys
Tony Esposito – Kalimba De Luna (Sebastian mix) – DW Boys
Electrix – Blame The Music – 3345

part 5 – sunset

can’t ever have enough of the local talent. as we say goodbye, here’s a handful of true classics for some perspective on how long we have come. love is the only way.

Presence feat. Shara Nelson – Sense Of Danger – Pagan
Yolanda Wyns – I Know You, I Live You – Suburban
Monday Michiru – Sunshine After The Rain – MAW
Abstract Truth – Get Another Plan – Streetwave
Can7 – Windjammer – ProgCity
Larry P. Rauson – Love Is The Only Way – Vinylicious
Tortured Soul feat. Christian Urich – I Might Do Something Wrong – Central Park
Sun Kidz feat. Chance – Rescue Me (MAW mix) – white
Kerri Chandler – Rain – Nervous
Lil’ Louis and the World – New Dance Beat – Polygram
Double Exposure – Ten Per Cent (Ken Lou mix) – Salsoul
Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie’s Favorite Club mix) – Epic