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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. 🙂

As usual, you can stream it
HM4GU2 or download it by right-clicking the image on the right.


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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

Merry Techmas and a Happy New House!

A new mix for your yuletide parties!

I felt like recording a new mix and since I have to wait a little bit to record Cosmix 8, I plunged head first into my TecHouse folder and whipped up this little mix for y’all.

It’s a relativly short offering compared to my usual lengthy marathons, but it should be plenty of fun to dance to or chillax in a comfy couch!

Most of the tracks on here are from 2010, but I just had to throw in an old favourite of mine, Bessie, by Shaboom, which came out in 1997 on Paper Recordings. People who’ve known me for a while know that I really played this track out when it was released.

There are no Christmas songs per se on this mix, but Mike Monday’s Do Be Do, towards the end of the mix, does have a very Christmasey feeling to it and even reminds me of Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmas Time with its use of delayed Juno hits…

I hope you enjoy it and I wish y’all the best for the new year!

As usual, you can stream it
techmas or download it by right-clicking the image on the right.



 

As always, your donations are welcome to help me pay for the file hosting! 😉





 

TRACKLISTING

Merry Techmas and a Happy New House!

  1. Void 23 – Ramadanman & Appleblim
  2. Deep Blue – Alex V
  3. She Is Music (Hypnogroove Mix) – Psycatron
  4. Nu Acid (Robert Babicz Smiling Remix) – Pete Heller
  5. Triva Mango – Johnny D
  6. Late Variations – Oxia & Eric Borgo
  7. The Brush (Tom Middleton Liquatech Mix) – Florian Kruse & Nils Nürnberg
  8. Back To Rio Guadalguivir – Echonomist
  9. One Million Oaks – Itamar Sagi
  10. Space (Elon Remix) – Billy Johnston & Gennaro Mastrantonio
  11. Cash The Chord (Audiojack Remix) – H.O.S.H.
  12. Lone Time – Tim Green
  13. Regina (Roberto Rodriguez Remix) – David Keno
  14. Disco 2080 – The Planty Herbs
  15. Bessie (Kurbdog Remix) – Shaboom
  16. Do Be Do (Mike’s Club Remix) – Mike Monday
  17. Mechanique – KZA
  18. Love Get Out Of My Way (Tim Goldsworthy Dub) – Monarchy

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix vol. 7: Beyond the Rings of Saturn

Yes! Here it is, finally!

I’ve been meaning to get this one out for a little while now, but there have been many trials and false starts, and never was I satisfied with the direction it was going in…

Until today.

As many of my latest mixes, this one came out quite rapidly (about 48 hours: blame that on the fact that I’m jobless at the moment!), albeit not without intense labour.

This mix, which I believe is one of the last of it’s dynasty, is quite a monster, at 2 hours and 47 minutes, comprising 30 tracks that range from 100 bpm to 130 bpm.

“Last of it’s dynasty?”, I hear you say…

Like I mentionned in my post about my recent mix, Summer Breeze, there seems to be a serious convergence between so-called slo-mo house and cosmic disco and, in my mind at least, that means that the Cosmix series will soon become obsolete, giving way to the evolutionnary movement that gave it birth…

Who knows what it’ll be called next, but I’ll definitely be on it’s trail for you… 😉

By the way, here’s the story behind the picture and title of this mix:

“With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun’s blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before, revealing previously unknown faint rings and even glimpsing its home world.”

The whole story (and full rez downloadable pic) can be found here.

Hope you enjoy!

TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix vol. 7: Beyond the Rings of Saturn

  1. Birdshell (6th Borough Project Shell Toe Mix) – Craig Bratley
  2. Elevators – Ciscoe
  3. Neu Division – Beatfanatic
  4. Zink Loyd – Beatfanatic
  5. My Dream Queen – Ralph Myerz
  6. She Walks (Pete Herbert Remix) – Apiento & Co.
  7. Escape from New York – Filipsson & Ulysses
  8. White Shoes Blue Dreams (Marbella Mix)- Max Essa
  9. Scotch Hop – Burnt Island Casual
  10. Unknown Pleasures (Irregular Disco Workers Remix) – Beatfanatic
  11. The Edge – Chamboché
  12. Garden of Vargulf (Tornado Wallace Remix) – Loin Brothers
  13. Heaven (Muzzle Flash Remix) – Kasper Bjorke
  14. Zuckerhut (John Talabot Remix) – Permanent Vacation
  15. In Search of Ecto One – Ooft!
  16. Music – The Revenge
  17. I Want You for Myself (Keep Schtum Re-Edit) – George Duke
  18. Turning Loose (Ron Basejam Remix) – Bonar Bradberry
  19. Robot Go Disco – Mike Monday
  20. My Enemy – Aeroplane
  21. Loveshine (Downtown Party Network Remix) – Peder G & Dana Bergquist
  22. Disco Momento – Toomy Disco
  23. Blue Steel (Still Going Remix) – Bot’ox
  24. Incorrigible (Liv Spencer & DJ Spun Remix) – James Chance & The Contortions
  25. Space Disco – Only Child
  26. My Brother – Nebraska
  27. Discocracy – Bottin
  28. Nightmoves – Lost Valentinos
  29. Garden of Vargulf (Acid Re-Rub) – Loin Brothers
  30. Ayisha Abyss (Lindstrøm Remix) – Serena Maneesh