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Cosm11x: No Place Like Home

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Eleventh iteration of this soon to end Cosmix series, as the genre is dying, in my humble opinion. I struggled in deciding whether this would be part of the House Music 4 Grown-Ups series, but there are too many Disco/Boogie/just-not-House-Music joints in the mix to warrant this one belongin in that series, ergo…

TRACKLIST

Kojak _ Laurence Guy
Be A Man You Ant _ Andre Bratten
Rituals _ Field Theory
Happiness (DNA 5) _ Crooked Man
Dreams (Psychemagik Remix) _ Fleetwood Mac
Frozen Rooms _ Somerville & Wilson
Baby Brother (DJ Fudge Remix) _ Sadam Ant
Feel That Heat _ Luxxury
In Sintesi (Psychemagik Remix) _ Roisin Murphy
Survive (I Will) _ Roberto Rodriguez
Trance Sexual _ Fantastic Man
Brown Sauce _ Marcus Marr
Let’s Go (Never Been To Tokyo) _ Doc L Junior
Lett Sommarmat _ Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz
Bar Trenutek _ Ichisan
Volium _ Future Sound of Antwerp
Live At The Cosmic Carnival _ Detroit Swindle
Disco Circus (Dan Tyler remix) _ Todd Terje & The Olsens
Funky People _ Kiu D & MKV
Badger From The North (BG Baarregaard Mix) _ Flash Atkins
Advance _ Justus Kohncke
Priestess _ Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
Get To Know Me (Hot Toddy Vocal Remix) _ Situation
Analogue Express _ Bonar Bradberry
Winter Tones _ Fred Everything
H _ Prins Thomas
Reflections (Petar Dundov Remix) _ Alan Fitzpatrick
For Falling Asleep (Carl Craig Mix) _ Etienne Jaumet

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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!

TRACKLIST

  • 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)

Summer Breeze 2014

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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]

House Music for Grown-Ups, volume 2

A few days ago, I set out to do a new House/Tech mix (and I write House/Tech rather than Techouse on purpose) and, just a few tracks into the planning, it became obvious that this new mix was going to become the second iteration of a new series.

The more I think about the concept, and the more I listened to the original House Music for Grown-Ups mix, the more I realized I was onto something, here.

“Yeah? What?” I can hear you say…

Well, what I’m onto is a new series of mixes devoted to House music, and electronic music in general, that can be used on a dancefloor — if only because of its tempo —, just as well as in a living room, lounge, car, or whatever.

Fear not, the Cosmix series won’t suffer from this coopetition.

In other words, this new series will be devoted to House music devoid of the usual (and ultimately boring) dancefloor gimmickry, House music that you are not ashamed of liking and playing for your mom (if you’re under 40) or for your friends (if you’re over 40).

One might call it headphone House, but I find that limiting.

I must say that from this point of view, I am REALLY proud of this mix, as much for the musical selection as the technical aspect of the mixing.

As a matter of fact, I think it is one of my best outputs, technically, with several mixes lasting well over a minute or three, with one even lasting a full 5 minutes (from 1:01:31 to 1:06:39).

Now, I’m not saying I’m an mix athlete.

No.

I’m just an old-school DJ and as such I was taught that a good mix is a long mix and that the real art of DJing is creating a new atmosphere, almost a new track, from by combining two tracks.

Well, I humbly think I’ve succeeded, here. 🙂

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TRACKLISTING

House Music for Grown-Ups, volume 2

  1. Phobos – Forces of Nature
  2. Speechless – Agoria feat. Carl Craig
  3. Find Your Soul (Minilogue’s Introspection mix) – Larsson
  4. My Girls (Mike Monday’s Unofficial Remix) – Animal Collective (unreleased)
  5. Silk City (Fred Everything Lazy Vox Remix) – Kruse & Nuernberg feat. Nathalie Claude
  6. Subzero (D Pulse Remix) – Amberflame
  7. Every Minute Alone (Tale Of Us & Seth Troxler Dub Edit) – WhoMadeWho
  8. Strange Aeons (Strictly Jazz Unit Muzic Eternity Mix) – Snoretex
  9. 40004 A – Wax
  10. Easy As Can Be (Tom Middleton Liquitech Mix) – Guy J
  11. Somebody’s Property (OOFT Bassline Dub) – Mash
  12. Naked Lunch – Subwave
  13. Everything – Prommer & Barck
  14. OFI (SDC’s Evasive Funk mix) – Model 500
  15. You Know The Score – Hardfloor feat. E.R.P.
  16. Clear & Present – Paperclip People
  17. Reindeer Salsa (The Knights of Jumungus Jingle Jungle Morning Mix) – Skatebård

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 8: In Space, Everyone Can See You Boogie


Here it is, Cosmonauts and Cosmonettes: the new Cosmix is about to hit your ears and endorphin production centers!

Several weeks in the making, this iteration of the series is a proud successor to its predecessors inasmuch as it doesn’t much sound like any of them! 🙂

Its 29 tracks range from 115 to 124 beats per minute and from pure disco to so called slo-mo house and deep house with a splash of italo-feeling groove and even an ambiant conclusion that I litterally decided on seconds before the track began. The mix was initially supposed to end with Carl Craig’s remix of Tiga’s track, but for reasons which belong to creators and artists, I just had to throw in Arp’s amazing tribute to krautrock as a coda to this mix.

Despite the high track count, it is a relatively short affair compared to previous iterations in the series. What that means is simple: unmixed, all the tracks on Cosmix 8 total 3,7 jours of music. Mixed (if one excludes the last track that’s not really “mixed” per se), you get 2 hours and 30 minutes. So more that an hour of that tracklist happens while two tracks are playing at the same time… Yeah, I like long haul mixes, a luxury afforded by new technological tools like Mixed in Key and pitch lock.

In any case, enough geek-talk! Get to downloadin’ and enjoy!

Oh! Wait! I’ve prepared a 21 minutes minimix that will be available exclusively to those who make a voluntary contribution of 10$ or more by clicking the PayPal Donate button below. Think of it as Cosmix 8: the extras! 🙂

P.S.: In case you haven’t checked it out yet, don’t forget to give a glance at Cosmix 7.5, which was an exclusive podcast for my friend Mike’s label CCCLTD and kind of a sneak peek at Cosmix 8.

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TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 8: In Space, Everyone Can See You Boogie

  1. La Ninya (Afrodub Version) – John Talabot
  2. Whispering Twirl – Tornado Wallace
  3. Costa Verde – Space Ranger
  4. Superstring – Space Ranger
  5. Le Troublant Acid – KZA
  6. Matilda’s Dream – John Talabot
  7. Freekend feat. Danielle Moore (Anthony Mansfield & Nick Chacona Dub) – Hot Toddy
  8. Wake Up – The Glimmers
  9. Naked (Kink Mix) – Sleazy McQueen
  10. Hot Pepper Sauce – Stopmakingme
  11. Superbacon – Kasper Bjørke & Tom Barford
  12. I Know You’re Mine – Roberto Rodriguez (Manolo)
  13. The Jammer – Chamboche
  14. Cosmic Radiation – Dionigi
  15. Pushin’ – Toomy Disco
  16. Shave Me, I’m Famous (Instrumental) – Space Ranger
  17. 60 Minutes – Dionigi
  18. Distant Shores – Petar Dundov
  19. Mitch (Emperor Machine Long Version) – Acidkids
  20. No Brain (Serge Santiago Remix) – Étienne De Crécy
  21. Will I (Instrumental) – Sportlotto
  22. Moody Bang (Tensnake Remix) – Ajello
  23. Soul Train – The Glimmers
  24. Subgreen (Arto Mwambe’s Saap-Green Mix) – Extraproduktionen
  25. Eleven Dimensions – Dionigi
  26. Megalopolis (Beatfanatic Remix) – Cloned In Vatican
  27. All Night – Oliver
  28. Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore (Carl Craig Remix 2) – Tiga
  29. Pastoral Symphony: I. Dominoes — II. Infinity Room – Arp

Monsieur Seb Live @ Piknic Électronik, May 30th 2010

Well, the day came, I played and the day went.

It wasn’t as sunny as one might’ve hopped, therefore not as many people showed up, but it was, all in all, a great day!

As I said in the Q&A I answered on the Piknic Électronik website, all the different styles of electronic music are part of one big continuum, but our tendency to try and categorize everything makes it confusing.

Well, this set aims to prove just that with its wide ranging spectrum of sounds (and quite a lot of acid throughout).

Hope you enjoy!

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TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb Live @ Piknic Électronik, May 30th, 2010, 4 pm to 7 pm, Scène STM

  1. Stars (Rodion & Mammarella Mix) — Visti & Meyland
  2. Do It To The Max — 6th Borough Project
  3. Looking Up To You — The Revenge
  4. Stratus Quo — 6th Borough Project
  5. Hotz 4 U — The Revenge
  6. Night Dance (Max Essa Remix) — Pete Gooding & Chris Coco
  7. Pionir (Lusty Zanibar Remix) — Ichisan & Nakova
  8. Motorcycles — Tiago
  9. Beat-N-Path (Brennan Green’s Anxious Acid Version) — Cage & Aviary
  10. It’s More Fun To Compute (Busy P Remix) — Kraftwerk
  11. Highway 24 — Toby Tobias
  12. Highway 1 — Toby Tobias
  13. Filter 57 Mild — Ichisan & Nakova
  14. Big Bang Love (The Phenomenal Handclap Band Remix) — Gina & Tony
  15. Roller Coaster — Sebo K
  16. The Longest Day — Layo & Bushwacka!
  17. Love Harmonic (Carl Craig’s Soundscape Remix) — Mirko Loko
  18. More Than You Know — Midland & Ramadanman
  19. 99 (Tim Green Rmx) — Cassius
  20. Okay, Cool — Tbd
  21. Voodoo — Tigerskin
  22. Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix) — Johnny Dynell
  23. Fantasy (Faze Action Special Disco Edit) — Johnny Hammond
  24. Dance Me (Beatport Extended Bonus Version) — Riva Starr feat. Trim
  25. Feel Me — Tigerskin
  26. Under The Radar Feat. Fadila (Rozzo Mix) — Mike Shannon
  27. Where Were You Feat. Robert Owens (Kirk Degiorgio Vocal Remix) — Robert Owens, Tj Kong, Nuno Dos Santos
  28. Miracle Man (Lovebirds Instrumental Mix) — Jones, Blank
  29. Thermionic — Lazersonic
  30. Rolling Bass (Ooft Remix) — Vadim Yershov
  31. Rise Rhythm — Willie Graff & Tuccillo
  32. Moon Jocks N Prog Rocks (Todd Terje’s Even Stiv-En Dub Version) — Mungolian Jetset
  33. Surprise Bonus Track

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Monsieur Seb’s Daily Music Suggestion: Happy Birthday to Moi!

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For my birthday, I’m the one giving y’all a gift!

Again, here’s a mix born out of an intense bout of inspiration.

From the initial idea to the completion of the recording session, this mix took me about 12 hours, which really isn’t long compared to the usual gestation time I need for a new mix, and it was just in time for my birthday party, last Saturday!

I really like this one, I hope you will too!

Thanks to Karim for the pic.

Cheers!

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TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb Live @ Terrasses Bonsecours, July 31st, 2008

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I recorded my last set in my fourth — and as it turned out, last — year as a resident at Montreal’s nicest terrasse, and I think it’s a nice farewell mix with tracks that encompass everything I’ve played there over the years.

A couple of the mixes are not top notch, but those things can happen to the best of them when playing live and talking to guests at the same time! 😉

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Hyper linked tracklisting is here