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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

A Tribute to Paper Recordings, part one

I’ve been meaning to do such a mix for many, many years now, and here it is, finally.

“It” is a mix of some of my favourite tracks — a very personal and by no means encyclopedic selection — from the mythical mancunian Deep House record label, Paper Recordings, my all-time favouritest record label, even today.

Now, I entitled this post “…part one” because while I was preparing this mix, I realized that although we mostly remember the Paper catalog because of its classic dancefloor burners, there’s just as much great downtempo tracks to be remembered and, because of this fact, I decided to record two mixes, the first of which I offer to you here.

Rest assured: you won’t have to wait years for the downtempo installment!

I truly hope you will enjoy this, because all these tracks have a special meaning to me and, if you didn’t know of Paper Recordings, I hope you will enjoy discovering this truly amazing record label.

P.S.: I would like to dedicate this mix to my dear friends Anne-Caroline, Nicolas and Karim, because of all the people I think of fondly when I hear these songs, these three are the ones I associate the most with my love of Paper Recordings.

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TRACKLISTING

A Tribute to Paper Recordings, part one

  1. There’s A Better Place – Crazy Penis (PAPCD016)
  2. Viva Blue (Martin Venetjoki’s De-Pressed & remastered mix) – Keyboy (PAPD02)
  3. Finbiff Patrol – Those Norwegians (PAP011)
  4. Origami – Wastepaper (PAP004)
  5. The Dancer – New Phunk Theory (PAP006)
  6. Do Un Goodur’ (Tom Middleton’s Cosmos Mix) – Crazy Penis (PAP044)
  7. The Way We Swing – Crazy Penis (PAP013)
  8. The Book (Hardback Dub) – Salt City Orchestra (PAP001)
  9. Downtime – Paper Music (PAP002)
  10. I Feel Music – Harlem Zip Code (PAP072)
  11. Bustabubble – Shaboom (PAP005)
  12. Honey Falls – New Phunk Theory (PAP021)
  13. Don’t Fuck with My Shit (Da Floor Mix) – Dirty Jesus (PAP014)
  14. Bessie’s Kurbdog Remix / Bessie’s Reprise – Shaboom (PAP012)
  15. Lara’s Theme – Streetlife Originals (PAP022)
  16. Nu Odyssey – Departure Lounge (PAP017)
  17. Fatdansrubadub – Salt City Orchestra (PAP015)
  18. Theme From Salt City Orchestra – Salt City Orchestra (PAP015)
  19. The Big Thang – Hot Toddy (PAPCD008)

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.



 

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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