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Cosmix XII: Event Horizon

OK, so two Cosmixes in less than a week after I even wrote that the series and the genre were dying…?

Well, here’s the story of how those two mixes came to be.

I had been tinkering with a few mix ideas for a few weeks — Loungin, House Music 4 Grown-Ups, Cosmix — but getting nowehere.

Out of frustration, I threw all the tracks in each playlist into a single one and decided to start from there, not knowing what would come out of it.

What came out of it was Cosm11x, but a member of the Cosmix family almost out of necessity as it was on the cusp of being a HM4GU issue were it not, like I wrote, for “too many Disco/Boogie/just-not-House-Music joints in the mix”. I’m still happy with the result, but…

Once that one was done, I proceeded to reclassify every track I hadn’t used back in separate folders — Loungin, House Music 4 Grown-Ups, Cosmix — and, lo and behold, what ended back in the Cosmix folder was super inspiring, so I started planning Cosmix 12, and it merely took a couple of days from planning to recording.

This one is definitely in the Top 3 of my favourite iterations of this soon to be decade-old series of mixes.

No. Seriously. Check it out!

TRACKLISTING
1. An Outro (To Andromeda) _ 2 Billion Beats
2. Mordor Disko _ Jonathan Kusuma
3. Blind (Sascha Braemer Remix) _ Dayne S
4. Feel Acid _ Blakkat
5. Disturbancy (Petar Dundov Remix) _ Christopher Kah
6. May 28th _ Simone Gatto
7. Vocoders Revenge _ Tom Demac
8. All Over Exposure _ 2 Billion Beats
9. Nattergal _ Diskobeistet
10. Foehn _ Lindstrøm
11. Floating on a Salt Lake _ Roland Tings
12. Quintessential Trips To Bergen _ Mungolian Jetset
13. Trust Me (Original Mix) _ Robyn, Mr. Tophat
14. F _ Prins Thomas
15. A New Kind of Superhero (Leon Sweet Klaw Mix) _ Flash Atkins feat. Aggie Frost
16. Is There No End (New Jackson Remix) _ Shit Robot
17. Dystopian (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix) _ Henry Saiz
18. Planet E (Danny Daze Remix) _ Tiga
19. The Supplier (Toby Tobias Fuzzydub Mix) _ Chocky
20. Valley Of Paradise (Greg Wilson Remix) _ Psychemagik
21. The Waves (Psychemagik Remix) _ Villagers
22. Taste The Groove (Hot Toddy remix) _ Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band
23. Caoutchouc _ Rubber Band
24. Starstruck (Dub Mix) _ Discotron
25. Melbs _ Neil Diablo
26. A Place Called Space _ The Juan Maclean

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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!

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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)

Summer Breeze vol. 2

Yes, summer is finally here, albeit a bit timidly, so it’s time for the second installment of my Summer Breeze series.

In a nutshell: summery, breezy, unpretentious music for sipping a good glass of your favourite drink on a terrasse with your friends.

Nothing more, nothing less.

During these nearly one hundred minutes, you’ll hear new stuff as well as oldies, including two back to back tracks — a classic and a new one — by one of my favouritest House producers, Montreal’s own Miguel Graça.

P.S.: Here’s a drink suggestion to accompany this mix. I’ve tried this recipe and it’a amazing: Rosé Sangria by none other than Martha Stewart! 🙂

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TRACKLISTING

Summer Breeze vol. 2

  1. Shelter – Midland (2011)
  2. Stay – Borderline (2011)
  3. The DJ’s An Alien (The Layabouts Reprise) – David Harness & Roland Clark (2008)
  4. Shoulder Pad – Cab Drivers (2011)
  5. Back to Me feat. Ricky Reid – 6th Borough Project (2011)
  6. Up to the Sky – Miguel Graça (1996)
  7. And On Now (Miguel Graça Remix) – Miguel Graça (2011)
  8. Entrance – Graceful Exit (2011)
  9. You. Me. World. – Monique Bingham (2011)
  10. Steppin’ Out feat. Romanthony – Tom Trago (2011)
  11. My Beat feat. Palmer Brown (Swag’s Spiritual Mix) – Blaze feat. Palmer Brown (1998)
  12. Pleasure Capsule (Jay Tripwire West Coast Drums Mix) – Signal Deluxe (2010)
  13. Mind Your Mind – Chamboché (2011)
  14. 5AM – Toby Tobias (2011)
  15. Through Motion (Tevo Howard Remix) – Midland (2011)
  16. Acidic Sun – Benjamin Brunn (2011)
  17. Sueno Latino (Original 12″ Mix) – Sueno Latino (1989)
  18. Palenque – Betina Bager og Brian O (2011)

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 7.5: The Call of CCCLTD

A while ago, my friend Mike, who runs the Quebec City-based label CCCLTD, asked me for an exclusive podcast to be featured on his website. He insisted it be no longer than and hour AND that it be a Cosmic Disco mix.

I was glad and proud to oblige, although I must admit making short a Cosmic Disco mix was quite a feat for me, as I believe this musical style, which I’ve been championning for years, is beter suited to very long mixes, as one can notice by looking at the length of the mixes in my Cosmix series.

With the parameters in mind, I offered Mike to make a kind of off-Cosmix, which is why this is entitled 7.5 (there’s also a 3.5 mix in the series, which is a live set recorded at Picnik Elektronic in 2009).

The deal was that Cosmix 8 would be loosely based on Cosmix 7.5 and that it would come out as soon as the exclusivity to CCCLTD was over.

So, with that said, here it is!

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TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix 7.5: The Call of CCCLTD

  1. Good Afternoon Professor – Dionigi
  2. Naked (Kink Mix) – Sleazy McQueen
  3. Hot Pepper Sauce – Stopmakingme
  4. Superbacon – Kasper Bjørke & Tomas Barford
  5. I Know You’re Mine – Roberto Rodriguez
  6. Matilda’s Dream – John Talabot
  7. Rock You Will (Dub) – Toby Tobias
  8. Whispering Twirl – Tornado Wallace
  9. Chocolate Bar – Space Ranger
  10. OYB – KeyBoy
  11. Eternal Legs – Yello

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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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 Cosmix: Second Orbit

After recording volume one, the urge to make a second iteration of the Cosmix Series (it was clear to me that thios was going to be a series) rapidly became intense and Second Orbit was born a mere 6 months after its predecessor.

I find that this mix is more refined and focused, compared to the previous one, but that’s explained by the fact that I was still discovering and exploring the limits of the genre, six months earlier.

Here’ I’ve started to define what my Sound is going to be within this genre, as well as exploring and paying hommage to the roots, as witnessed by the inclusion of tracks by Kano and Alan Hackshaw.

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TRACKLISTING

 

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix, 2nd Orbit — Recorded Live June 14-15th 2008

  1. Grn Aventurine – Château Flight
  2. Suoivegan Mamadoo – Mari Boine vs. Mungolian Jetset
  3. Love Love Love (Aeroplane Mix) – Low Motion Disco
  4. Eurora (Blackbelt Andersen Remix) – Fjordfunk
  5. In The Silver White Box – In Flagranti
  6. Start Something – Morten Sorensen
  7. Elektric Evening – Elitechnique
  8. Stellar Way – Acos CoolKAs
  9. Some Signs Are Good – Diskjokke
  10. Meridian (Amberflame Edit) – Acos CoolKAs
  11. Breakdown – Toby Tobias
  12. Time To Let Go (Lindstrøm Remix) – Sally Shapiro
  13. Fox In The Box (Telespazio Remix) – UND
  14. Crush the Liberation – The Juan Maclean
  15. Boston Food Strangler (Diskjokke Re-Mix) – Ost & Kjex
  16. After Midnight (Original 12” version) – Ilija Rudman
  17. Tito’s Way (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix) – The Juan Maclean
  18. See And Know – Amberflame
  19. Step In (Faze Action Remix) – Roland Schwarz
  20. It’s A War (Serge Santiago Uk Re-Edit) – Kano
  21. Global Pillage – Ichisan
  22. Over The Sky (Reverso 68 Remix) – Ajello
  23. Happy House (Prince Language Dub) – The Juan Maclean
  24. The Speed Of Sound – Alan Hawkshaw

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix: 3, 2, 1, liftoff!

It’s around 2005 that I discovered this new sound whose name (or names, as the case may be) I was still unaware of and which blew me away.

Slowly, I started researching, digging virtual crates and it took me a good year before I felt confident enough to try my hand at mixing the tenors of the genre.

As it happened, it was the first mix I recorded with my newly acquired Torq Xponent and the mix that made me decide I was doing away with the restriction imposed by the 75 minutes time limitation of the CD, which itself replaced the good old cassette tape, cutting out yet another 15 minutes from what used to be a good DJ mix.

From that point on, I have not recorded a mix shorter than 1h45 minutes, and all three Cosmix iterations are close to 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Bon voyage!

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TRACKLISTING

 

Monsieur Seb’s Cosmix — Recorded Live January 2nd 2008

  1. Kids with Sex Bits (Monsieur Seb’s mashup of Kids with Guns (Quiet Village Remix) [Gorillaz] and Dave’s Sex Bits (Quiet Village Remix) [Toby Tobias]
  2. Music (In My Mind) – Lindtrøm feat. Christabelle
  3. Mount Pleasant Lane (Spuns Manthrax) – Mudd
  4. Illusion (Lindstrøm Dub) – Imagination
  5. Let’s Practice – Lindstrøm feat. Solale
  6. Rex Drums – Christian Prommer’s DrumLesson
  7. Barbie’s Back – Golden Bug
  8. Sentimental Breakdown – Doc L Junior
  9. Secret Pillow (Prins Thomas Remix) – Bermuda Triangle
  10. Clairevoyage (16th Rebels Of Mung Medley) – Dominique Leone
  11. Get Innocuous! (Soulwax Remix) – LCD Soundsystem
  12. Original Highway Delight (Mungolian Jet Set’s Miami Camp Mix) – LSB
  13. Jurassico (Prins Thomas Miks Del 1 & 2) – Nemesi
  14. Dragon (Shit Robot Remix) – Dondolo
  15. Stratus Energy (Special Disco mix) – Faze Action
  16. Another Station (Todd Terje Remix) – Lindstrøm
  17. All Flowers Must Fade – Daniel Wang
  18. Erodyne – Metro Area
  19. Erotic Discourse (2020 Livestyle Reversion) – Paul Woolford aka Bobby Peru
  20. Speak & Spell (Putsch 79 Remix) – Will Saul
  21. Nummer Fire En – Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas