7oungin’s Here!

Yes, a new iteration in the Loungin’ series, and frankly, it’s due in large part to the fact that I’ve been using Bandcamp more and more lately and making amazing discoveries or rediscoveries — ie catalogs of artists I know but was unaware of. A downloadable mp3 file is available on request.

Loun6in’ with Monsieur Seb: The Return

So, I couldn’t sleep last night, decided to work on the new chapter of the Loungin’ series, but at some point got fed up of overthinking it, so I just hit record after deciding on what the first track would be, but no idea of where I would go from there. Recorded in one take. I like it a lot. Hope you do too!

Loun6in’ with Monsieur Seb by Monsieur Seb on Mixcloud

When it rains…

hm4gu5…it pours!

As has been relatively true for years, I often release many mixes in a short period of time and here’s House Music for Grown-Ups Volume 5, barely three weeks after this year’s Summer Breeze Edition!

As is often the case when I’m gripped by the muses of inspiration, this mix was put together in a few hours, barely double its actual length.

It starts off quite energetic and mellows slowly — although the tempo doesn’t slow — to a nice sexy vibe over a period of approximately 100 minutes. I guess you could say SBXV is the afternoon set and this the evening set of your perfect summertime Saturday!


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House Music for Grown-Ups Volume 5 by Monsieur Seb on Mixcloud

  1. Descenders of the Faith _ Reed & Radley
  2. Silvery Sounds (with e-piano) _ The Sound of K
  3. Headstones _ Reed & Radley
  4. Think Twice feat Alexander East (Fred Everything Lazy Vox Remix) _ Yousef
  5. 90s Girls _ Sui Generis
  6. Fields of May _ Reed & Radley
  7. How Does It Feel (Richard Seaborne mix) _ Proviant Audio
  8. You Don’t Have To _ Clip!
  9. The Pap (Ralf Gum Main Mix) _ Ralf Gum & Monique Bingham
  10. Birkelunden (Ravi’s Løkkatrøkka Birkebanger) _ Diskobeistet
  11. I’m Losing Control (Maus Remix) _ LeBaron
  12. Wuehlmaus _ DJ Aroma
  13. Superstitious (Djedjotronic Remix) _ M.A.N.D.Y.
  14. I Human feat Paul Randolph (Fred Everything Expression) _ Jazzanova
  15. Smile _ Jay Nemor & De Fantastiske To
  16. Intuition _ Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo)
  17. Gammal Morro _ Diskobeistet
  18. Do It (Part Two) (Mindlo & Essential i Remix) _ Shake The Dog feat. Monique Bingham
  19. Lesexe _ LeSale

You Know Summer Is Here When…

…the new edition of my Summer Breeze series is out!

When I started working on this one, I wasn’t sure what it was going to be — a Cosmix, a Loungin’ with Monsieur Seb, a House Music for Grown-Ups or a Summer Breeze

After much tergiversation, the first mix was found and those first two tracks (actually track 2 and 3 on the mix, a third one was tagged in front later in the creation) clearly pointed towards a Summer Breeze iteration and, after recording it, I felt it was kind of a Cosmix Summer, but let’s not overcomplicate things! :)

True to its mission, it’s unpretentious, fun music for lounging in the sun, by the pool, drink in hand — except maybe for a slightly darker bit about three quarters into the mix (that cryptic track titled Edit Service #42 based on a Joy Division sample).

But fear not, the mix ends on a very joyous and light note with a song based around my all-time favourite songwriter, musician and arranger, Donald Fagen — the original being I.G.Y., from his 1982 solo album The Nightfly (which, incidentally, is the subtitle of Vol. 5 of my Loungin’ series and features the title track from that album).

Steely Dan/Donald Fagen are not often sampled and Lovebirds does it magnificently well!

On a spur of the moment, I even decided to mix in the original track for an even breezier, yacht rock feel; the perfect end to a great summer mix.

Here, then, for your summer enjoyment, is the fifth edition of Summer Breeze!

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Summer Breeze 2015 by Monsieur Seb on Mixcloud


  1. XTC — DJ Koze
  2. Shangri-La (Psychemagik Remix) — Yacht
  3. Oban (Todd Terje Remix) — Jaga Jazzist
  4. Bostitch (Fred Everything Version 1) — Yello
  5. Loose Booty — Crispin J. Glover
  6. Cherry — Tim Green
  7. Just — Bicep
  8. Sunny Bigler — Leon Sweet
  9. Celebre (The Revenge Mix) — Harry Wolfman & Skinny Love
  10. Hello Space! — Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz
  11. Do That Dance feat. Nancy Whang (Konstantin Sibold Remix) — Shit Robot
  12. Acid 4 Eddie — Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz
  13. Freaks (Ivan Smagghe Version) — Richard Norris
  14. I’m a Cliché Edit Service #42 — Michele Mininni
  15. Down — Tuxxedo
  16. Egoista — Marvin & Guy
  17. Traffic — Djedjotronic
  18. Free (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework) — Razor n’ Tape
  19. I.G.Y. (International Geophysical Year) — Donald Fagen

Hommage to Jnsb Rx: A New Mix for Radio Annexia

Here, for your listening enjoyment, is the 39th report on Radio Annexia, a mix I made as an hommage to the work of Jean-Seb Roux.


  1. white jazz _ tlon
  2. clandestine _ tlon
  3. close distance _ tlon
  4. jt.jy.31 _ tlon
  5. fr.fy.28 _ tlon
  6. about us _ tlon
  7. in the shadow of unexpectation _ tlon
  8. heart is where we get hurt _ deluge
  9. la esperanza _ deluge
  10. may we be us _ tlon
  11. the crush _ deluge
  12. after the flood _ deluge
  13. al_al.30 _ tlon
  14. departure _ deluge
  15. se.sr.30 _ tlon
  16. éclipse _ rouj
  17. metapop [tlon remake] _ deluge
  18. matar mi corazon _ rouj
  19. veryultra _ deluge
  20. song from the highest tower _ deluge
  21. farewell _ tlon

39th report by monsieur seb – an hommage to the music of jeanseb roux by Radio_Annexia on Mixcloud

102 minutes with Andante Music

Another quick mix from out of nowhere!

Well, not entirely out of nowhere.

See, I am on the promo list of a few labels, including this label, Andante Music, out of Ukraine.

Yesterday I received a new promo from them which quite caught my ear — Ceo Basso‘s People In The Hop EP — and while adding that release to the rest of the label’s 10 releases so far, I realized their output was quite interesting when taken as whole: I guess you call that good artistic direction.

In any case, I thought I’d give a go at making a mix featuring only releases from the label, figuring it certainly can’t hurt a small start-up label from Ukraine to get a little more exposure here!

So here’s the result. You’ll notice there aren’t that many different artists, but all of the label’s artists (so far) are represented except one, which I felt didn’t quite fit with the overall mood of the mix.

As for Ceo Basso, who figures prominently on the mix, he’s definitely the most accomplished of the lot and although information about him or that label is hard to come by, my hunch is he’s the guy behind the label.

So here goes, friends, discover the sound of Ukraine, Deep House on the minimal tip, but never cold!

You can stream this mix from my Soundcloud page or download it here. In the tracklist below, the link on the name of each artist will take you to the corresponding release on Beatport.

  1. kick itceo basso
  2. feeling deepcheise
  3. i don’t knowceo basso
  4. what ischeise
  5. vertical horizonandrey djackonda
  6. aljarafecesar martinez
  7. type – viktor novak
  8. maverickslifer
  9. liendrescesar martinez
  10. people in the hop (wyro remix)ceo basso
  11. people in the hopceo basso
  12. monochromeceo basso
  13. clioviktor novak
  14. koaandrey djackonda
  15. philosophy of housecaval
  16. aljarafe (sonartek/andrea londi remix)cesar martinez
  17. 659e.m.m.e.
  18. dreamsandrey djackonda

A new mix has arrived!

1510363_10151936111937810_1326701468_nYup, this one took all of 24 hours to see the light of day from initial idea to finished recording…

I love it when that happens!

The story goes like this:

I wrote an article about Bran Van 3000 for a website I collaborate with, and in the process discovered that they had a release I was unaware of, some my buddy’s Fred Everything‘s remixes of a track off of their last album, 2010’s The Garden.

I have no clue as to how I managed to not be aware of that release since Fred is a friend and I’m the #1 Bran Van fan!

In any case, I fell in love with the main remix and, by it’s very structure, it became clear it had to be the closer of a new mix it inspired me to record.

Normally, I will make a selection of tracks I’m feeling at the moment, settle on the opener and work from there.

In this case, then, I had a closer, so I worked my way backwards until I felt I had a good opener that would build up to the closer I had chosen. Intellectually, it was a fun process and I’m utterly pleased with the result!

Et voilà!

I give you Endless Summer (I Love You Jack).

Now, some of you may or may not know it, but Jack is my son who I only get to see every other weekend, except in the summer, and this summer I got to see a lot of him, but summer is (almost) over and I will see less of him until at least the end of October, and all I could think of while recording this mix was him, hence the tagline…

Enjoy, my lovelies!


  • whatever you need _ moon boots (2014)
  • scary people [mekanism remix] _ hollis p. monroe, nhan solo, overnite (2014)
  • too late _ dead rose music company, satin jackets (2012)
  • jazz dialect _ tom taylor (2012)
  • submarine bells _ prommer & barck (2011)
  • face full of fur _ 40 thieves (2014)
  • on the inside [the revenge memory warehouse mix] _ deep space orchestra (2011)
  • potrero _ fred everything (2013)
  • tell you _ nahn solo (2014)
  • houston we have a problem _ genius of time (2013)
  • your attention _ kit mason (2014)
  • the confuser 11a kit mason (2014)
  • equinox [henrick schwarz mix] _ code 718 (2009)
  • monodynamic _ space dimension controller (2014)
  • turn around [âme remix] _ sailor & i (2014)
  • arms around [c2 affected mix] _ la fleur (2014)
  • motion in my mind [darko kustura remix] _ shyam (2013)
  • motion _ nachomarco (2012)
  • bing [acid mondays remix] _ wolfgang haffner (2014)
  • to be [pezzner remix] _ robert owens, andi rivera (2014)
  • it is what it is _ echonomist (2013)
  • lesexe _ lesale (2013)
  • la dolce vita [fred everything main mix] _ bran van 3000 (2011)

Si tous les EX étaient comme ça…

1402367486_frontIl y a déjà 10 ans que Richie Hawtin n’avait rien publié sous son célébrissime pseudonyme Plastikman, alors rien de surprenant à ce que la planète Techno soit en émoi devant la parution d’un nouvel album plutôt inattendu — on l’a annoncé seulement une semaine avant son lancement — et capté en direct lors de deux performances au Guggenheim Museum, en novembre 2013, date qui, incidemment, correspondait presque jour pour jour avec le lancement du tout premier album de Plastikman, Sheet One, vingt ans auparavant.

Avec le recul, on peut établir qu’il y a deux périodes distinctes dans l’oeuvre de Hawtin/Plastikman, la première plus Techno et orientée sur les pistes de danse (Sheet One, Musik, Recycled Plastik), et la seconde plus planante et cérébrale (Consumed, Closer), tandis que son album Artifakts [bc] était une oeuvre transitoire qui avait un pied dans la première période et un autre dans la seconde.

Pour lire la suite

Summer Breeze 2014


It’s that time of the year again: the release of my annual Summer Breeze mix!

Now, usually, it’s a very airy-breezy affair, but this year I was invited to play at the monthly event Echo Space at Bar La Caverne, in Montréal, and I decided to combine the two.

The result is that this year’s Summer Breeze is a little darker at times, but night time dark, not depressing dark, fear not!

Also, I’m trying out Beatport’s Sell Your Mix feature. It costs $9.99 (I don’t have a say on the price it goes for), and I get 10% (99¢) for each sale. We’ll see how it goes…

Just so you know, you have to buy all the tracks in your mix if you want to sell it on Beatport, so calculating an average of $2 per track, I need to sell about 52 copies of my mix to break even… :)

Thank you for encouraging a struggling old DJ like me! ;)

Here’s the playlist, even tough you’ll also see it on Beatport:

Title _ Mix — Artist [Label, Year]

  1. 2GTHR — Origins Sound [Roush, 2014]
  2. Freak Club — Flash Atkins & Little Lost Boy [Paper Recordings, 2012]
  3. Seven Reasons _ Roberto Rodriguez Piano Dub — Scope feat. Terry Grant [Large Music, 2012]
  4. The Right Key — Nacho Marco [Lazy Days Music, 2012]
  5. Fountain _ Orelse Mix — Quantum Shift [Green Mono Music, 2014]
  6. I Don’t Mind — Pezzner [Systematic Records, 2013]
  7. Your Girl — Evil Nine [For Lovers, 2014]
  8. Saved Forever _ C2 Mix — Terrence Parker [Planet E Communications, 2014]
  9. The Back 9 — Terrence Parker [Planet E Communications, 2014]
  10. My Melody feat. Shawnee Taylor _ Morillo & Romero Dirty Mix — Erick Morillo, Jose Nunez, Harry Romero [Subliminal Records, 2013]
  11. Soul Power — Space Echo [Luv Shack Records, 2013]
  12. Fable _ Director’s Cut Classic Club Mix — Lil’ Louis [Nocturnal Groove, 2012]
  13. Freak Like Me feat. Bunny Sigler _ DJ Dan Mix — Prince Dred & Bunny Sigler [Guesthouse Music, 2014]
  14. Like an Eagle _ Extended Version — Audiojack & Nancy Whang [Gomma, 2014]
  15. On The Highway _ Pezzner 2013 Remix — Brett Johnson & Dave Barker [Lazy Days Music, 2013]
  16. TB Continued — Hardfloor [www.hardfloor.de, 2014]
  17. Tripi feat. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band — Sharam & Manfred Mann’s Earth Band [Play It Say It, 2014]
  18. Pepis — Funk D’Void [Soma, 2014]
  19. Apollo 303 — 2 Billion Beats [Paper Recordings, 2014]
  20. Spiral — Todd Terje [Olsen Records, 2013]
  21. This Feeling — Lovebirds [OM Records, 2009]
  22. Noise In Your Eye — 2 Billion Beats [Paper Recordings, 2014]
  23. Get Involved _ Director’s Cut & Eric Kupper — DBow [Beatdown, 2013]
  24. Midnight _ Nacho Marco 303 Dub — Jamc Groove [Muak Music, 2012]
  25. Sway — Pezzner [Systematic Records, 2013]
  26. One Kiss _ Father’s of Sound Mix One — Pacha [Flying International, 1993]

Radio Annexia, 22nd report, part deux

Part two of my Eno retrospective for Radio Annexia. I had to take small liberties with the chronological order so that things flowed better. Hope you enjoy!

22nd report part 2 by monsieur seb by Radio_Annexia on Mixcloud

  • Vocal Outtakes – Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – 1981
  • Third Uncle – Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) – 1974
  • Here Come the Warm Jets – Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets – 1974
  • The Heavenly Music Corporation – Brian Eno & Robert Fripp – No Pussyfooting – 1973
  • Wind on Water – Brian Eno & Robert Fripp – Evening Star – 1975
  • French Catalogues (Variation on the ‘Canon In D Major’ By Johann Pachelbel) – Brian Eno – Discreet Music – 1975
  • Two Rapid Formations – Brian Eno – Music For Films – 1978
  • In Dark Trees – Brian Eno – Another Green World – 1975
  • Luneburg Heath – Harmonia 76 – Tracks & Traces – 1976
  • Für Luise – Cluster & Brian Eno – Cluster & Eno – 1977
  • 2/2 – Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music for Airports – 1978
  • The Dance #3 – Brian Eno & Laraaji – Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance – 1981
  • Delta Rain Dream – Brian Eno & Jon Hassell – Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics – 1980
  • An Arc Of Doves – Brian Eno & Harold Budd – Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror – 1980
  • Tzima N’ark – Eno Moebius & Roedelius – After The Heat – 1978
  • The Carrier – Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – 1981
  • Stars – Brian Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks – 1983
  • Always Returning (II) – Brian Eno – More Music For Films – 1983
  • Against the Sky – Brian Eno & Harold Budd – The Pearl – 1984
  • Sirens – Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois – Music For Films III – 1988
  • Dark Dreams – Brian Eno – Textures – 1989

In the beginning there was Jack

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