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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

TRACKLIST

  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

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]

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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Welcome Into My House Vol. 2

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Yeah.

I felt like I was overdue for a new Tech House mix, but almost as soon as I set out to do one, I felt like I wanted it to be very Housey and not Techy.

So, after a few weeks of track research and mix planning, here it is.

I decided to make it the second iteration of the Welcome Into My House series mostly because I simply did not know how to title it! 😀

25 tracks in 2 hours and 16 minutes of the many shades of House, from the Dark to the Light to the Deep…

I sincerely hope you enjoy this one, because I do enjoy it a lot myself!

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TRACKLISTING

 

Welcome Into My House Volume 2

 

  1. Intro (Excerpt From Boddhisatva (Live) — Steely Dan)
  2. Jeton — iO
  3. Passionate Timidity (Roberto Rodriguez Remix) — Estroe
  4. Kirkbride’s Dungeon — Aberrant
  5. Legacy (Vocal Mix)— Derrick Carter & Yousef
  6. Work That Body — M.in
  7. Philly — DJ T
  8. Innaspace — The Revenge
  9. We Project — Howard Sessions
  10. Burner King — Santos
  11. Cabaret — iO
  12. Solid Ground feat. Nica Brooke (Nacho Marco Remix) — Atnarko
  13. Deep Cover (Roberto Rodriguez Remix) — Dirt Crew
  14. Elisa (David Labeij Remix) — NiCe7
  15. Melanchronic — Moodymanc
  16. Giraffe — Zepp001
  17. Village Vanguard (Main Mix) — Alex Santos & Chris Woodward
  18. I Am One — Vas Floyd
  19. The Wait — Mata
  20. Alcatraz (Jimpster Dub) — Kasper Bjorke
  21. Last Day — Kollektiv Turmstrasse
  22. The Deejay’s An Alien (Rocco Supernova Mix) — David Harness feat. Roland Clark
  23. Zuma — Jet Project
  24. Ghost Song (Joris Voorn Remix) — Slam
  25. M.U.S.I.C. — Vincenzo & Lovebirds

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix vol. 5: Universal Boogie

Yes yes yes, boys and girls, it is finally here!

I was itching and scratching to get a new Cosmix iteration out since my set at Picnik Electronik (which was basically Cosmix vol. 3.5) and the ensuing Cosmix vol. 4, last August.

It took a while to put it together and find its groove — I do put a lot of thought and research into that series — but what a groove it found for itself!

This, my dear friends, is definitely the grooviest of the Cosmix series, so far!

You are about to download and listen a massive 2 hours and 38 minutes of tasty bits, the danciest, most straightforward of the lot, but then again, maybe not…

All together, the first three tracks alone take up 35 minutes of the total runtime and about a very groovy hour later, there’s a nice psychedelic break so you can light up a fat spliff before you start dancing again and get worked up for that one-two-three, jab-body blow-uppercut finale that’ll leave you dehydrated and, hopefully, ecstatic. I DO strongly reccomend that you listen to this mix in one sitting to fully appreciate it, otherwise the overall groove I was talking about before kinda gets lost…

Personnally, I’ll be bold and daring and say it IS flat out, no competition, my favourite mix in the Cosmix series so far.

Two little tracklist notes:

• The very first track was kindly offered by the artist even though it is still unreleased, and I have promised Dominique to help him get this track signed, so if you have any interest in releasing it or know someone who might, please contact me at dj@monsieurseb.com.

• As you’ve noticed, I take as little credit as possible when recording a mix, after all, I do them to introduce you to artists you might not know. Now, you’ll also notice that one track in the playlist has no links. The ting is, with that one, I have no idea how it got in my iTunes library. I subscribe to dozens of music blogs and such, and when I tried finding a relevant link for this track, I came up basically empty handed. If you have something to suggest, please do!

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TRACKLISTING

  1. It’s All Over Now Except for One Last Bit – Dominique Leone (Unreleased)
  2. Gimme (Kango’s Autostrada Dei Laghi Mix) – Headman & Dieter Meier
  3. Venus – Roberto Rodriguez
  4. Untitled Love (Instrumental Mix) – Still Going
  5. The Way You Move (Greg Wilson Version) – Social Disco Club & Maia
  6. PARTY★NIGHT – ID:69
  7. Bumpin’ – Phreek Plus One
  8. This Feeling – Lovebirds
  9. Baby Can’t Stop – Lindstrom & Christabelle
  10. Jetstream (Lindstrom Remix) – Doves
  11. You’ll Disappear (Ilya Santana Remix) – The Phenomenal Handclap Band
  12. Space Summer (Plastique De Reve Sweet Remix) – Ludan Dross
  13. Hot on the Heels of Love – Throbbing Gristle
  14. 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
  15. Looking For What – Lindstrom & Christabelle
  16. A Brag Mount – In Flagranti
  17. Cold Coke feat. Sauveur Mallia – Pierre-Alain Dahan, Slim Pezin, Marc Chantereau, Georges Rodi, Jean Pierre Sabar
  18. Heart Break Dancing – Downtown Party Network
  19. Far Beneath London – Padded Cell
  20. The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix) – Datarock
  21. Black Flag (Emperor Machine Remix) – Duchess Says
  22. Horns Of Innocence (Xavier Naudascher Remix) – Rebotini