Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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
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
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
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)
Thursday, January 7, 2010
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)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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)