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Mixes // Cam – Rue D’Mente (We Will All Remember)

First a note from me, Texas.
It’s been a tough week for many of us in Hobart; we lost a good friend last Sunday. He was a gentle giant of a man, incredibly talented artistically, funny and kind. I’ll always remember him for sneaking up behind me when I’m mixing and slowing down one deck on purpose and then looking all innocent when I spun around.
Tarsh, I hope you find peace mate. You will be forever missed.

Cam is a newcomer to the DJ scene in Hobart, who has been building his craft playing recently at Cargo. I’ve been after him for a mix for a long while… and I was pleasantly surprised to find this in my inbox on a gloomy Monday. I’ve just included Cam’s words as they are:

“I recorded this mix last Saturday night (29 August) without any real intention or purpose to it – it’s just a selection of tracks I’ve collected over the last year or so that I thought were, well, “nice”. Listening to it later, I thought that while it doesn’t really follow a conventional progression, it does seem to move through a variety of moods and emotions. Of course, I had no idea at the time that around 36 hours later I would learn of the tragic passing of a very good friend to many of us. The timing of the two may well mean that I will always remember the feelings that I, and I expect many others, have felt at this time whenever I listen to this mix or indeed, some of the tracks within it. Here it is for others to enjoy if they so please.

This is by no means a ‘sad’ mix and it is fitting that all of the memories and experiences I had with Tarsh were good times. By coincidence, the last track on this mix is quite fitting… for the good times, Tarsh – we will all remember.”

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Mixes // NJC – Technoillogical: The Mad Scientist Mix

Hey Gang!
This mid-weekend pick-me-up comes from NJC. After emerging from his basement laboratory he sent me the mix and the following:

“Time to present the music that got me so fired up that I had to pick up the CDs, only to put them down again for the Xponent. This is a bit of an experimental mix, seeing what the software and the controller can do. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. Some of it seems to work, some, not so much. But it’s all interesting, funky, and (I think) cool. Please leave comments, even if you really don’t like it (actually, if you don’t like it, and can say why, I really want to hear).”

I was lucky enough to get an insight into NJC’s creative process when I was able to listen to an early version of this mix: it didn’t change too much… it was refined. Again, and I must admit it’s an advantage of running the blog that I get to listen to the mixes before I post them, I have enjoyed playing this mix a few times over the past few days. As NJC said he’s after feedback for this one, both good OR bad, so feel free to leave a comment or head over to the Facebook page and make a comment on the wall.

NJC – Technoillogical: The Mad Scientist Mix
Miche & Mirzinho – Astatine
Ganez & Marco Woods – Dragons – Original
Cave – Remode
Plump DJs – The Gate (NJC’s on-the-fly mashup re-edit)
DJ Preach – Return To The Source (2009 Remix)
D-Unity – Afrika – Original Tribal Mix
Jamal DJs – Danse Macabre
Jack Richards – Carnival Circle
Josh Love – Latin Flavour
Omega Drive – Trubi Truba
January EP – Enthropy
Reaky – You Dirty Little Slut
Dennis Bunas – Nightshot
ALEXO – Swat Mission (original mix)
Cubanito – Club Life

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Mixes // Discotouch – Funk Station

Hey Listeners!
Mr Discotouch is back with another dose of his funky flavour of House. When I asked him for some words about the mix he fired this back to me:

“Discotouch pulls into the Funky Station, and blends together his favourite genres of dance music – funk, disco, smooth vocals and lashings of Latin percussion. This mix shows how he can effortlessly move between styles during a set while keeping the groove alive!”

Well, I can certainly testify to it’s high rating on the ‘Head Nod’ scale; it’s been keeping me going this morning while I’m working. Get downloading, Peeps!

PS: if you are on Facebook become a fan! There’s an exclusive Facebook-only mix ready to drop as soon as we get 100 fans! And every time we get another 100 there will be an exclusive mix!

Discotouch – Funk Station – August 2009 mix
01. Jr – Get On Down – Original Mix
02. Miguel Migs – Salted – Remix
03. Joshua Heath – How It Should Be – Original Mix
04. Discotouch – The Code – Jack Joint Remix
05. Sean Biddle – The Way I Roll – Original Mix
06. DJ Funsko – Disco Mecca – Original Mix
07. DJ Vou – Da Beat – DJ Kittles Remix
08. Mary J Blidge – Everything – Jay-J’s Shifted Up Mix v2
09. Van Deross – Manhattan Girl feat. P4t & Don Mass – House Mix
10. Biboulakis – Neighbors Love Me – Original Mix
11. Miguel Migs – Sometime feat. Tim Fuller – Crazy P Superfunk Remix


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Mixes // Liv – TechTrance Mix

Hey Gang!
This weeks mix comes from Liv, so you know it’s gonna be Trance. This mix, however, is from the Tech Trance end of her repertoire. This is the second mix from Liv now and neither of them are what are considered to be her ‘signature’ uplifting style… I must bug her for a ‘Liv-style’ uplifting mix soon.

Speaking of soon… we have confirmed mixes coming up from StNick, Discotouch and Texas, with hopefully mixes coming soon from Soundwave, Samex and a few other new local faces so keep an eye out. We also have a Facebook group – sign up and become a fan! Once we get to 100 members there will be an exclusive Facebook-only mix!

This mix has been the shining light of my average week so I’m glad to be able to share it with you all! Enjoy!

Liv – TechTrance Mix
Lifetime (4 Strings Remix) – Carlo Resoort
Pradera – JOOP
Vergatron – Heatbeat
TimewaveZero – Ummet Ozcan
Zero Balance (Reaky Mix) – Nicholas Bennison
We Don’t Care – Crowd Control
Problems (Mekk V Remix) – Paul Webster pres. JPW
Find Yourself (Cosmic Gate Remix) – John O’Callaghan feat. Sarah Howells
Godspeed (Fabio Stein’s Uprise Mix) – Ram
Piranha – Re:Locate & Mark Sixma
Europia (Mindsoundscapes Dark Remix) – Oliver Imseng

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Mixes // Bart Banda – July Fever!

There’s a special treat for you today guys – out first Interstate mix!
This one comes all the way from Brisbane from local up-and-comer Bart Banda. A finalist in the ITM Future Music Comp earlier this year, Bart has a residency at the Fringe Bar and plays guest spots at Chalk, GPO and The Beat. Bart’s mix comes from the warmth of Briz Vegas to help stave off the Southern winter. Here’s the mix in his own words:
“This mix was composed to battle the cold weather of July and basically telling it to go away! It starts with an electro bang and then takes you on a groovy tech roller coaster with some blended funk. There’s a lot of new releases in here with remixes of some real old skool stuff and a tribute to all Tetris fans out there. I hope you enjoy.”

Dunno about this ‘cold weather of July’ stuff; think we may need to bring Bart down to Tassie for some real cold! This mix has been on very high rotation since I got it a few days ago; the start just hooks you in (you will see what I mean) and it keeps going with some great song choices. Play it LOUD before you go out this weekend – this will be the perfect warm up for whatever you get up to!

Bart Banda – July Fever!
1. Electrixx – Tetris (Original Mix)
2. Moguai – I.D.Y. (I Dance You) (Gorilla Ribs Remix)
3. Bass Kleph – Keyboard Cat (Original Mix)
4. Julian The Angel – Sweet Child Of Mine (2009 Dario Nunez Remix)
5. Fedde Le Grand & Mitch Crown – Scared Of Me (Hardwell Remix)
6. Joris Voorn – Sweep The Floor (Original Mix)
7. The Face, Adam Shaw & Mark Brow – Needin U (DJ Wady Ibiza Mix)
8. Mihai Popoviciu & Markus Homm – Bis Co (Original Mix)
9. Sandy Rivera & Andy Daniell – Whatever (DJ Spen & Irvin Madden Funke Disco Mix)
10. Milk & Sugar – Let The Sun Shine (Milk & Sugar Sax Dub)
11. Bingo Players & Chocolate Puma vs. Candi Staton – Touch You Got The Love (Tommy B. MashUp)
12. Julien Chaptal – Mamdaye (Original Mix)
13. Visti & Meyland – Yes Maam (All Nite Long) (Trentemoller Remix)

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Mixes // StNick – And They Named Him b00mpty!

Hey gang!
Firstly, apologies for being quiet lately, things have been a bit hectic. However, I have something special to make it up to you (and I’m currently recording a few mix ideas on my days off, so I’ll make up for the silence!)

Today’s mix comes from Syrup resident StNick. He’s the local exponent of what I call the ‘US House’ sound, or ‘Jackin’ House.’ For the non-genre types out there this is a good chance to get exposed to this distinct style of House. Nick described his mix like this:

“And they named him b00mpty” was meant to be a laid back mix of cruisy Jackin’ House.. stuff that would have been more at home in a cafe than on the dancefloor. I kinda got carried away, playing old stuff and new stuff, and wathcing the BPMs climb!”

He got carried away all right; the mix is nearly 2 hours long, and he got so in the groove he forgot to get all the tracknames! When you listen you will see why. If you are after a particular trackname leave a comment and I’ll get StNick to check in regularly.
He was kind enough to give me another mix too; that one will be available soon.

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Mixes // Liv – Progressive Trance Mix

Today’s mix comes from Liv, a stalwart of the local Trance scene. This mix is firmly at the Prog end of Trance Street, as she says in her comment:

“This mix is intended to be a demonstration of the rich melodies and irresistible groove that you’ll quite often find at the progressive end of the trance spectrum. Flamenco guitars, pianos, and some sexy, sexy alto sax all make an appearance. It makes me wish I could find a sunny beach with some warm sand to dance in, so I hope it does the same for you.”

This mix had the distinction of being the first track I played on my new iPhone and it a pretty damn good way to break it in. For those who don’t play the ‘genre games’ with Dance music this may not sound all that different from some of my mixes; indeed Liv and myself have formed a ‘proto-duo’ to play these sounds together track-for-track because the tracks work together so well and the lines between the genres are so blurred. You will hear from VousDeux (me and Liv) soon, but for now here’s Liv’s latest.


Liv’s Progressive Trance Mix 6/09
Redemption (Cressida Remix) – Firestorm pres. Coll & Tolland
Leap of Faith (Original Mix) – Andy Tau
Galaxia 2009 (Original Mix) – Treadstone
Professional Killers (Jerome Isma-Ae & Daniel Portman Remix) – Komytea
Pleasure Under Pressure – Strange Doctors
Spacebump – Carlo Resoort
Metro – Jaytech
Metropolis – Gareth Emery
A Little Bit Special – Sunquest feat. Josie
Fumar – Mat Zo
Forever (Ayleon Remix) – Syna

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Mixes // 20,000 Leagues Under the NJC

Ooh, I’ve got a cracker mix for you all! It comes courtesy of NJC, who is playing at Syrup on Friday 26/6 supporting Steve Hill. I’ve had this mix on rotation all week (I know, I should have shared it earlier!) and it’s bloody FANTASTIC! Here’s what NJC had to say about this mix.

“Let me be your captain into the sometimes dark reaches of the deeper styles of techno. This is no day cruise. Come on a voyage to the edges of what deeper techno has to offer. Here there be melody. And if you turn slightly, you’ll hear driving baselines. Never fear though, we’re safely tethered to funky percussion floating on the surface.

Whether your previous outings have been to the deepest depths of house, into the seas of tech house, whether you’ve surfed the waves of trance, or taken in the barren beauty of minimal tech, there’s sure to be something to remind you of home. So grab your snorkle and dive on in to quite a different mix from my usual as we travel twenty thousand leagues under NJC.”

Did I mention I REALLY like this mix? What are you waiting for? GET IT NOW!


20,000 Leagues Under the NJC
Anton Essential – School Bus (original mix)
Dusty Kid – Klin – Extended Version
Joel Mull – Soursweet – Petar Dundov Remix
Martin Worner – Full Tilt – Original Mix
Redshape – Misc Usage – Original Mix
Naiad – Toothpaste – Original
Roderik Flohil, Wietse Smit – Soundfront – Original Mix
Saeed Younan – Kumbalha (Original)
Dyno, Alex Di Stefano – Sutura – Original Mix
Pelacha – Super Glue – Gideon Remix
Revolve – Transformation – Original Mix
Soultek – Remember The Warehouse? – Original Mix

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Mixes // Facebook and a (kinda) new mix!

Hey gang, a few things:

Firstly: we have a Facebook Page – become a fan!

Secondly: we have mixes coming soon from NJC, Liv, Texas and our first interstate mix is coming VERY soon! Keep on top of it by pointing your RSS Reader at our feed

Finally: a ‘new’ mix from Texas. It was recorded on a thundery Monday night in late summer, hence the title.

Electrical Interference
Satoshi Tomiie presents Glow – Glow (Spirit Catcher Remix)
Kris Menace Feat. Fred Falke – Fairlight
Mark Knight feat. The Black Beatnik – The Reason (Mark Knight and Funkagenda’s LCD Remix)
Filter Freq – Dirty Sexy Club Music (Deadmau5 Mix)
Emilio Fernandez – Reynosa (Original Mix)
Cirez D – Horizons (Original Mix)
Pete Heller – Simpler (Original Mix)
Djuma Soundsystem – Les Djinns (Trentemoller Remix)

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Live // DJ Texas @ La Casa

Thanks to the generosity of residents StNick, Discotouch and Matt B I was able to play an hour set at the La Casa night @ Syrup on Friday the 5th of June. Being a House night I took the opportunity to play some old favourite vocal and party house tracks. And thanks to the awesomeness of Torq and the Xponent I was able to record the live set to share later.
A massive thankyou to everyone who braved the cold wet night to come hear all of us play! And special props to StNick for christening the mix with an awesome name!

51a Memory Lane
Freemasons ft Amanda Wilson – Watchin’ (Club Mix)
Joey Negro – Make A Move on Me
Bobby Blanco And Miki Moto – Black Sugar (Original Mix)
GusGus – David (Tim Deluxe Mix)
Powers That Be Vs. Roland Clarke – Funky Planet (Warren Clarke Remix)
Mylo – In My Arms (King Unique Re-Edit)
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (12″ Club Mix)
Pete Heller – Big Love (Pete Heller’s Original Mix)
Kaskade – Sorry (Dirty South Mix)

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