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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]

New mixes

Yeah, been slacking on the upkeep of this blog… Here are three or four new mixes that came out since Atom & Eve…

A Mix for Bru
A mix for Bru: a semi-private mix I recorded using only tracks from a single drum n’ bass compilation | Click the image to stream from Mixcloud
Summer Breeze Volume 3
Summer Breeze Volume 3 | Right-click «save as…» to download
House Music for Grown-Ups Volume 4
House Music for Grown-Ups Volume 4 | Right-click «save as…» to download
Loungin' with Monsieur Seb Volume 5
Loungin’ with Monsieur Seb Volume 5 | Right-click «save as…» to download | artwork ©Paul Brisson
Monsieur Seb's Class
Monsieur Seb’s Class | Right-click «save as…» to download

Monsieur Seb Presents Cosmix 10: Atom & Eve

Every new Cosmix is an intense labour of love, and this one was even more so.

Why?

Well, since volume 9 (almost 2 years have gone by!), I have been distraught by the fact that the genre represented in this series of mix has kind of whithered…

The Nu Disco label has become a kind of fad, shall we say for lack of a better term, and in doing so, the forebears of the genre have become more quiet, distracted or otherwise absent, while the hangers-on and wanna-bes took center stage…

Now, I’m not criticizing, I’m merely explaining why I found this iteration slightly harder to give birth to.

I must admit I almost struggled to find tracks that would fit in a new Cosmix, and even though I am extremely proud of the final result, it is obvious even to the least attentive listener that this mix is a lot more house and tech than it is disco, although the filiation is never far.

Am I forecasting the end of the series?

No.

That would be akin to forecasting the end of music…

But the future will be a continuum of the past and I doubt there can be more than one additional iteration in this series, if at all…

Love,

S)

TRACKLISTING

Monsieur Seb Presents Cosmix 10: Atom & Eve

  1. Tender Love – Layo & Bushwacka
  2. Les Mondes Engloutis (Psychemagik 5am Mix) – Alico Vs. Cagri
  3. Switch – Tomson & Benedict
  4. Faux De Baux – Real Connoisseur
  5. Saturday Morning (Ruben & Ra’s Cosmic Jam) – Ajello
  6. The Blue Train (Dicky Trisco Mix) – Drop Out Orchestra
  7. Circle – Mad:Am
  8. Pieces (Panorama Mix) – Flashmob Feat . Laila Walker
  9. Eternity – Roberto Rodriguez
  10. In The Morning – Wolf + Lamb
  11. Sweet Talk (Urulu Works For Me Dub) – Jessie Ware
  12. The Traveller – Manuel Tur
  13. Systemwide – Christian Smith
  14. Mungolian Jetset Presents Knights Of Jumungus: The Dark Incal – Mungolian Jetset
  15. Castle (Fran Von Vie Remix) – Stas Karpenkov
  16. Karoo – Larse
  17. All I See Is You (Miguel Graca Remix) – Lemi Featuring James Reid With Natasha Flame
  18. Mon Duul – Cerebro
  19. Earth – Nu
  20. Are You Sure Joe (Neil Quigley’s Journey To Metaluna) – Cine City
  21. Brothers On The Slide (Jimpster Remix) – Patchworks Ginger Xpress
  22. Mark My Words (Monkey Boots/Disco Edits Re-Edit) – Shallow Taxi Club
  23. Eg-Ged-Osis (Todd Terje Extended Edit) – Lindstrom
  24. The Church of Moroder – Chardonnay
  25. Lipps (Inland Knights Kiss It Remix) – Inland Knights/Gil Tamazyan
  26. Silver Tears (Space Ranger Remix) – Ajello
  27. Love Somebosdy Else (Feat. Joi Cardwell) – Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva
  28. How Do You Do? (Todd Terje Remix) – Hot Chip
  29. Gun Shy (Lindstrøm Remix) – Grizzly Bear
  30. Journey To The Sun (Milton Jackson Club Mix) – The Sunburst Band
  31. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Roberto Rodriguez
  32. Sunset (Lpz Remix) – Compuphonic
  33. Faar-I-Kaal – Lindstrøm
  34. Mungolian Jetset Presents Jaga Jazzist Vs Knights Of Jumungus: Toccata – Mungolian Jetset
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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!

As usual, you can stream it

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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 Cosmix 3.5: Picnik Cosmix, Aug. 16th 2K9

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Well, not really live…

It was hot as hell that Sunday and I was afraid my laptop might overheat from the requirements of running Torq AND recording the set, so I forgot about the idea of recording it live on the spot.

So, I re-recorded the set today in the cool of my basement studio, and here it is for your listening enjoyment.

It is kinda live because I recorded it in one take… 😉

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TRACKLIST
1. Natural Lifespan – Cos/Mes
2. Dayglow – Sorcerer
3. Walk on Ice – Downtown Party Network
4. Leave your Earth Behind – The Soft Rock
5. Don’t Turn It Off feat. Qzen (Brennan Green Mix) – 40 Thieves
6. Awright? – Ray Mang
7. I Care – The Bionics
8. Re-Writable Smile (Crazy P Solar Disco Affair) – Tafubar
9. The Magnificent – Lindstrøm
10. Days Like These – Downtown Party Network
11. Italian Stallion – Todd Terje
12. Another Station (Todd Terje Mix) – Lindstrøm
13. Pay TV (Emperor Machine Mix) – Laurent Garnier
14. Hot Beef (No Ears Red Beard Rosbif Remix) – Worst Case Scenario
15. Code 7429 – Lullabies in the Dark
16. The Journey to Serra Da Estrela – The Phenomenal Handclap Band
17. Battlehymn For Children (Tensnake Remix) – The Faint
18. Galapagos – Julian Sanza
19. Mariacha – Nick Chacona
20. Light Bulb – Soft Rocks
21. Brighter Than 1000 Suns – Monsieur Seb & Sir Greg