Sunday, February 21, 2010

playing high v04 (mixed by dkool)


Updated on Feb 24: This set was also uploaded on http://www.house-mixes.com/artists/DKool/ 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...

Tracklist:
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.

Tracklist:
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.

Tracklist:
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...

Tracklist:
1. MinusBlue & Emma Saville - Be As One
2. Ilya Santana - Lioness Dream
3. C.Cil - Les Jeux L├ęgers
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.

Tracklist:
1. Milo.nl 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.

Tracklist:
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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