Monday, April 5, 2010

Moving to

Moving is so tedious and sometimes sad. But I have a new website that is integrated with my new blog. Hence, I will no longer be active on blogspot/blogger.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

mix play v05 (mixed by dkool)

My "mix play" set is about commercial house music and remixes of 80s-2000s songs. Making pop songs to sound more house/trance and taking hits from yesteryears to sound more appealing to the young minds. And apparently I have many friends who still enjoy listening to Alphaville, Bon Jovi, Debbie Gibson, Duran Duran, Madonna, Modern Talking, Roxette, Simply Red and more of these.

Interesting, some of my most heard remixes are of "mix play" sets. But the last time I've done a set of this was back in December last year. The reason I'm back with a new set is I wanted something different, and so "mix play v05" is quite electro on the edge. This new set is so tense and electrifying. I've seen the younger crowd going nuts and tryingto figure out the songs. My friends who grew up with the original songs are usually surprised with the powerful tunes. My fav in this set has to be Evanescence's Bring Me To Life (DJ Toxa Electro Mix 2010). My friend DJmike said this is "da killer shite!!!"

So get ready to house it:
1. WhiteSnake - Is This Love (DJ Vini feat. A. Orlov Master Mix)
2. Everything But The Girl - Missing (Mercer Remix)
3. Chris Garcia - Rythm Of The Night (Teo Moss Daniel Shems Remix)
4. Cascada - Because The Night 2010 (Electrical Brothers Radio Mix)
5. Madonna - Music 2010 (DJ Fso Remix)
6. Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Had Rock Sofa Remix)
7. Modern Talking - Brother Louie (Dj Shevtsov and Enjoy Djs Remix)
8. Roxette - Listen To Your Heart (Kle Vep Remix)
9. Evanescence - Bring Me To Life (DJ Toxa Electro Mix 2010)
10. Daft Punk feat Mistral Pro - One More Time 2010 (Neptuna & Deeper Remix)
11. Snap feat Armand Van Helden - Rhythm Is A Dancer 2010 (Flávio Anderson Private Mix)
12. TSpoon DJ Squad - The Final Countdown 2010 (Montoya Vs Spic N Span Clubmix)

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

playing high v04 (mixed by dkool)

Updated on Feb 24: This set was also uploaded on Point of pride: By mid-week (Feb 24), this set has been downloaded the most (under the Progressive Trance genre). COOL!

I always enjoy working on my series of playing high. It's all about mixing the best songs/remixes from the big names in trance.

I've listened to quite a number of trance songs in the last week or so, got a number of recommendations from friends, and have been playing a few tracks that I personally like. Volume 4 is about bringing all these together; gives me a lot of satisfaction.

I was careful about this experience: I want something that made me feel like I am playing right in front of the crowd, that I could see their faces or at least see their hairs jumping all over their heads. If I could see their hands and their legs in rambling motion. If I could see people not talking to each other on the dance floor, and that everybody was just in the feeling.

Like Mark used to tell me: "it's like being in a state of outer space... you feel like your feet is off the ground and your mind is struggling to understand what you are doing. the music is phenomenally taking over your body. and when the music slows down, you know you are slowly taking a path back to reality."

Playing High v04 is like being there again...

1. Ashley Wallbridge - Harmonies (Sound Of Garuda Intro Mix)
2. Armin Van Buuren Feat Van Velzen - Broken Tonight (Hardwell Dutch Club Mix)
3. Rank 1 & Jochen Miller - The Great Escape (Extended Mix)
4. First State feat. Sarah Howells - Brave (First State's Crossroads Remix)
5. Cosmic Gate - Barra (Extended Mix)
6. Marcus Schossow & Robert Burian - Kofola (Jochen Miller Remix)
7. Leon Bolier - Shimamoto (Original Mix)
8. Rory Gallagher - Dark Side Of The Sun (Original Mix)
9. Paul Trainer - Soundscape (David Forbes Remix)
10. Andy Duguid - Deja Voodoo (Progressive Mix)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

glee cast - introduction 10minmix v01 (mixed by dkool)

Glee is probaly one of the few groups that can successfully sing Journey's Don't Stop Believin' on its turf. Well done...

The talented Glee casts led by Lea Michele and Cory Monteith delivers some very great covers of pop songs throughout their shows. Here is a 10 min mix of some of these songs.

1. Don't Stop Believin'
2. Jump
3. You Keep Me Hangin' On
4. Don't Stand So Close To Me/Young Girl
5. Can't Fight This Feeling
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

playing games v06 (mixed by dkool)

This is defintely for those that need some excitement in their lives and those that need to play on the dance floor:

I was looking to play a mix from some very exciting producers and some new songs that are just being released. A set that is vividly lively and grows on you within minutes. Yes, what I need is to deliver of smooth flowing prog house.

So, here I have a stunning opening with Kaskade's remix of Samanth James' latest single Waves Of Change, then heart-pumping build-ups with new songs from Danny Routh, Dion Mavath, Mandi Seekings and Kenne Kuramochi, and more. The finale: Tiff Lacey's vocal in Chus Liberata's Bed.

1. Samantha James - Waves Of Change (Kaskade Extended Remix)
2. Chris Rawles - Uhoh (Original Mix)
3. Danny Routh - Children (Original Mix)
4. KhoMha - Midnight (Original Mix)
5. Dezza - Save As (Original Mix)
6. Yasmin Le Bon - Ravi (Original Mix)
7. Dion Mavath - Wait So Long (Chris Moody Remix)
8. Mandi Seekings - Turn It Up (Original Mix)
9. Kenne Kuramochi - Take Me Back (Chris Kaeser Club Mix)
10. Chus Liberata feat. Tiff Lacey - Beds (Original Vocal Mix)

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Monday, February 8, 2010

playing kool v03 (mixed by dkool)

Latest collection in my series of chill out and lounge mix. This one stands out as the songs are more adventurous: a bit more electic and a bit more drummy -- makes you feel less dreamy while walking on that beach.

Will soon get back to my roots and start working on my deep house set...

1. MinusBlue & Emma Saville - Be As One
2. Ilya Santana - Lioness Dream
3. C.Cil - Les Jeux Légers
4. Gottafunk - Feelings
5. Kenji Club - Thriller (Chill Lounge Del Mar Mix)
6. Atrium Sun - Abyss (Esthetique Solar Mix)
7. DJ Hooligan - Hear You Now (Grand Chilles Remix)
8. Tone Depth - Rumblefish (Ambient Mix)
9. Koan - Back to The Silent Lagoon (Blue Mix)
10. Afterlife - Smooch

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

playing games v05 (mixed by dkool)

My fifth set in the Playing Games series is another collection of progressive trance + vocals. Maybe it's the influence of Oceanlab (Above & Beyond + Justin Suissa). That album has such an impact on me personally. I found myself "deep in feelings" + "high in the air"... This set tries to bring back those times.

1. feat. Lee Mac - Falling (Original Mix)
2. Ferry Corsten feat. Novastar - Because The Remix (Original Extended Mix)
3. FKN feat. Laurie - Alone (Aurosonic Remix)
4. ROMi pres 2Spaces feat Viktor Ginner - Into The Air (Allende Remix)
5. John Isaac feat. Marcie - Secret (Aerotek Remix)
6. Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto - Kiss Me Here (Original Mix)
7. Armin van Buuren feat. VanVelzen - Broken Tonight (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
8. Andy Tau & Touch Enable feat. Olivia Martyn - Over You (Solis Remix)
9. Judge Jules & Roger Shah feat. Amanda Angelic - Hold On (Original Mix)
10. Masoud feat. Josie - Leave It All Behind (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix)

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Monday, February 1, 2010

playing kool v02 (mixed by dkool)

It's interesting that my most listened set by my fellow dj/producer friends in the last few months is actually playing kool v01 -- a chill out and downtempo mix. Many have been asking me to get a new set out. So for the last few weeks I've been listening to lots of new chill out songs, and choosing the right tune for this new set.

This first set has my best 12 but I have a few more that seems to be as good too -- and so possibly I'll try to mix another set soon.

In the mean time, enjoy this set. It's a slow set (the songs are all between 90-110 bpm). Play this as you hang out on the beach, as you drive back from work, or as you spend that chilling time with your partner.

1. Zen-Men – Obsession (The Yang Mix)
2. Emancipator – All Through The Night
3. Ephemeral – Ephix
4. Eddie Silverton – Dreams
5. Clelia Felix – Hold On To My Love
6. J. Axel feat. Asrid Suryanto - Start Receiving
7. Michael E – Baby
8. Jean Mare – Time For Two (Chill Lounge Mix)
9. Boot Cut Rockers – Deep In Our Heart
10. Clelia Felix – Always In My Mind
11. Soulbar – All Around The World (Chill Del Mar Mix)
12. Pleasure Lounge – Dreamworks

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

playing games v04 (mixed by dkool)

What is it that makes progy house music so cool to listen to? Maybe it's because you don't necessarily lose your mind listening to it, and you get that good head nudging feeling that makes you smile... (OK, trance on the other hand just let go off). :)

This set is really cool: current progressve house songs that are hitting many popular online music sites:

Dutch DJ and producer Nicky Romero gave us his interpretation "My Friend", a well-known classic by Groove Armada and it rocks, hard! Yes, vocals on this release are exclusively re-done by the original singer of Groove Armada. "Without a doubt this is set to be one of the biggest tracks of 2010!"

Leaders Of The New School’s latest brightlight is Stars--a collaborative project between Paul Thomas, Myke Smith and vocalist Matt White. The original mix is a banging progressive monster with classic synth stabs and a splash of techno rides. A bubbling analogue line keeps things moving while Matt White’s spoken word gives the cut a perfect human touch.

Beside Stars, "Sunrise" is another track featuring British DJ and producer Paul Thomas who made his marked at Godskitchen and on Toolroom label. Antillas & Dankann mis of Sunrise is no less inspiring than its counterpart and boasts a punchier groove and a more up-front house style.

And finally "Invisible Children". This song comes with no less than 40+ remixes from well-known Mistique artists and a good deal of new names as well, released in four packages. Kay-D Remix (in the 3rd batch) is a progressive floater with many different melody layers that unite nicely with the other elements of this track, for instance the many sound effects that also help creating a lush atmosphere together with the rolling bassline.

Hope you like this set...

1. Embliss – Beverly Drive (Original Mix)
2. DJ Chus & Rob Mirage – Back 2 NY (Original Mix)
3. Maxi Valsona – Revolve (Komytea Remix)
4. Nicky Romero – My Friend (Original Mix)
5. Paul Gardner & Hugh Gunnell feat. Marcella Woods – Come Get My Lovin’ (Plastik Funk Remix)
6. Paul Thomas & Myke Smith feat. Matt White – Stars (Original Club Mix)
7. Paul Thomas – Sunrise (Antillas & Dankann Remix)
8. 16 Bit Lolitas – Cold Energy (Original Mix)
9. Michael & Levan and Stiven Riviv – Invisible Children (Kay-D Remix)
10. Filo & Peri feat. Lumiere – Soul & The Sun (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

playing high v03 (mixed by dkool)

Vocals Vocals Vocals... Yes, selective and best vocal house/trance. Current hits on most online music sites (Dec09-Jan10).

1. Robert Burian feat. Zdenka Predna – You (Club Mix)
2. Tom Novy & Jerry Ropero feat. Abigail Bailey – Touch Me (Oliver Jack Extended Remix)
3. Timofey & Bartosz Brenes feat. Jerique – Hear My Call (Midnite Sleaze Remix)
4. Tocadisco feat. Nadia Ali – Better Run (Inpetto Vocal Mix)
5. Espen Gulbrandsen & Julian Vincent feat. Maria Nayler – Perfect Sky (Max Graham Remix)
6. George Acosta feat. Tiff Lacey – I Know (Beat Service Proglifting Remix)
7. BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way (Armin Van Buuren Remix)
8. Andain – Beautiful Things (Pedro Del Mar & Ole Van Bohm Remix)
9. Eide feat. Cat Martin – Give It Up (Evangelos Remix)
10. Marco V feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Coming Back (Nic Chagall Remix)

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

playing games v03 (mixed by dkool)

This year started with some very promising progressive and tech house remixes. The usual suspects are still delivering. In this set I included a couple of Adam Nickey's works that I enjoy listening/playing; namely his collaboration with Nitrous Oxide on Moon Dust and his remix of Sunny Lax's Misgrey. This Polish producer and DJ extraordinaire enjoys stretching his basslines and melodies, and I still can't get enough of him.

This is my third volume of Playing Games--a series of albums that compile some of the hottest trance, tech and progressive house music which is suitable for the hard-nodding listeners.

1. Matt Darey presents Urban Astronauts feat. Kate Louise Smith - See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix)
2. Mark Pledger feat. Melinda Gareh - Time Stands Still (Andy Duguid Mix)
3. Marcel Woods - Everything (Original Mix)
4. Ashley Wllbridge - Chimera (Original Mix)
5. Nitrous Oxide & Adam Nickey - Moon Dust (Original Mix)
6. Lange prese. Firewall - Wanderlust (Original Mix)
7. Sunny Lax - Misgrey (Adam Nickey Remix)
8. DJ Eco - And We Flew Away (Original Mix)
9. Roger Shah & Signum - Healesville Sancturay Mix)
10. Carlo Resoort - Revelations (Original Mix)

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

playing games v02 (mixed by dkool)

DKool's selection of 10 top mix of progressive and tech house in 2009 -- cool distinct sound that works well on the floor and the mind.

1. Daniel Portman - Baaly (Original Mix)
2. Spencer & Hill- Excuse Me (Original Mix)
3. Deadmau5 - Strobe (Michael Woods Remix)
4. Manuel De La Mare feat. Elodie - U & Me (Manuel De La Mare Mix)
5. Young Rebels & Francesco Diaz - 1998 (Original Mix)
6. Boom Jinx & Jaytech - Milano (Ad Brown Remix)
7. Tom Novy & Jerry Ropero feat. Abigail Bailey - Touch Me (Extended Mix)
8. Depeche Mode - Fragile Tension (Laidback Luke Remix)
9. Jerome Isma-Ae - Hold That Sucker Down (Original Mix)
10. Jaia - The Milky Way (feat. Aurora Borealis)
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

ATB The DJ In The Mix 5 (DKool 10MinMix)

10mins mix and compilation of three ATB songs from The DJ In the Mix 5 released on Jan 1, 2010.

1. ATB - Gravity (2010 ATB Club Mix)
2. ATB - 9 PM Reloaded (Club Version)
3. ATB - L.A. Nights (ATB's 2010 Energy Club Mix)
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pink Floyd Trance Remix (DKool 10MinMix)

The best example of "psychedelic rock with trance" has to be some remix of Pink Floyd's classics.

This 10min trance mix is compiled and mixed by DKool. The first track is one of my favs: Daft Punk Remix on Eric Prydz's "Proper Education", the Swedish DJ/producer remake of "Another Brick In The Wall".

1. Eric Prydz vs Pink Floyd - Proper Education (Daft Punk Remix)
2. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (Blake Jarrell & Nosmo's Lasershow Mix)
3. Is Anybody Out There (Junior Vasquez FX Mix)
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nicki French - Total Eclipse Of The Heart (DKool 10MinMix)

British dance singer Nicki French performed her cover version of Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' which was one of the bestselling singles of the mid 90s. This 10mins mix brings four remixes of Nicki French's version. The first two remixes were done in 1995, DJ Diva's high energy edition in 2006 and the last one in this mix, a tribal rework, was created in 2009.

This 10mins mix is compiled and mixed by DKool.

1. Nicki French - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Original Energise Mix)
2. Nicki French - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Mobius Loop Mix)
3. Nicki French - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Diva DJs vs Nicki French)
4. Nicki French - Total Eclipse of the Heart (Space Drums Private Tribal Rework)
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