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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

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)

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix Volume 9: Lysergic Emanations from Outer Space


Let’s be clear right from the get-go:
This is the best Cosmix iteration since the serie’s inception.
Period.
I could very well stop here and let the music do the talking, but I still feel like making introductions for this monster…
Yes, monster.
Nothing short of that.
Why?
Well, for one, because its 43 tracks make for a three hours and fifty-three minutes listening experience.
And also because, even though many hours of preparation were involved, it was recorded in one straight take with no edits or touch-ups, and nothing but a bowl of cafe latte in this DJ…
Needless to say I am extremely proud of the final result of this session, for the following reasons (among others):

  • The track selection is (humbly) flawless. It ranges from your basic Boogie to Jazz-Funk influenced Electronica to downright Deep House and Electro and even a few that are impossible to categorize, all the while keeping to the spirit of the Cosmix series.
  • The mixing is (again, humbly) spot on. As usual, there are many long, drawn-out mixes, the longest one clocking in at 5 minutes (by that I mean that two tracks play at the same time and at the same volume for 5 minutes).
  • I felt like it was ages since I had recorded the last Cosmix, even though it’s not even been 6 months.
  • I was afraid the series was dying from lack of interesting material, but these 43 tracks have given me hope for the future.

Still, that being said, I haven’t given away one iota if this mix’ intensity and the music still has the whole stage to speak for itself and make you its slave!
Oh! And if you’re wondering about the lysergic thing, well… Let’s just say there’s plenty of acid sprinkled throughout…
P.S.: Yes. the title of the last track IS a message…
Enjoy!

TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix volume 9: Lysergic Emanations from Outer Space

  1. Gladys Knight (Alex Barck Remix) – Prommer & Barck (2011)
  2. You Know I Know It – Tensnake (2011)
  3. Fine Taste Cliche – Danel (2010)
  4. Get Together (Ooft Deep Dub) – Bubba & T-Bone (2011)
  5. Express – Black Van (2011)
  6. Love – Alphabet City (2011)
  7. Pinisi – Midnight Savari (2011)
  8. White Dwarf – Marco Passarani (2011)
  9. Repitition (Art Of Tones Remix) – Evan Evans (2011)
  10. Do You Believe? (James Curd Instrumental Mix) – Poolside (2011)
  11. Love The Freak (Loose Fit Remix) – Duffstep (2011)
  12. Shower Show – Chicken Lips present The Rhythm Odyssey (2011)
  13. Berlin Sunrise – Daniel Wang (2004)
  14. Hot On The Heels – Soft Metals (2011)
  15. Acid Reflux (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) – Ulysses (2011)
  16. 90 Seconds – Kael Misko (2011)
  17. Soho Phaze (Faze Action Edit) – Elixia (2011)
  18. Kilimanjaro (The Revenge Reekin’struction) – Letta Mbulu (2011)
  19. This Groove Is On The Loose (My Cousin Roy’s Way Past Due Mix) – Greyship Daviz (2010)
  20. No One Belongs Here More Than You (Ewan’s Balearos Maximos Remix) – Martin Dawson & Glimpse (2011)
  21. Discuss – Stopmakingme (2010)
  22. Teamgeist Feat. Patrick Pulsinger – Wolfram (2011)
  23. Going To Chicago – Weekend Express (2011)
  24. Bozak – Rune Lindbaek & Frisvold (2010)
  25. Chick Chick – Toby Tobias (2009)
  26. Galactic Juju – Kid Who (2011)
  27. Yeah (Jay Shepheard Remix) – Ooft (2011)
  28. Vacuum Phenomenon (Ytre Rymden Dansskola Remix) – Kelton Prima (2011)
  29. Stockholm Syndrome – Beatfanatic (2010)
  30. In Your Eyes (Black Strobe Instrumental Remix) – James Curd & Ziggy Franklin (2011)
  31. My House (Stopmakingme Remix) – Hercules & Love Affair (2011)
  32. Into Your Face – Downtown Party Network (2008)
  33. Good Day Today (Diskjokke Remix) – David Lynch (2011)
  34. Galli (Give It Up) – Bottin & Rodion (2010)
  35. Love Papers – Toby Tobias (2011)
  36. New Years Eve – Chaim (2010)
  37. I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix) – Locussolus (2011)
  38. I’m Gonna Make You Dance – Wagon Cookin’ (2010)
  39. Dayshift (Oliver’s Nightshift Remix) – Juan Atkins (2011)
  40. Killing Jokes – The Glimmers (2010)
  41. KKK – G.A.N.G. (1983)
  42. The Car – Gianni Rossi (2011)
  43. Start It Again – Datassette (2001)