Vital Radio 191: Hour 1 – Spencer Parker

| September 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

Spencer Parker is one of Europe’s leading djs, his unique style of house and techno is in demand the world over and with his productions, remixes and re-edits being supported by names such as Ryan Elliot, Dinky, Ricardo Villalobos, Radio Slave, Dixon, DJ Deep, Gerd Jansson and Zip, the future looks to be even brigher.

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Vital Radio 191: Hour 2 – Ralph Good

| September 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

Until 2010, Ralph Good was one part of “The Good Guys”, a DJ- and Producerteam located in Zurich (Switzerland), gaining support of the industry’s tastemakers: Fedde Le Grand, Dubfire, David Guetta, Chuckie, Tiesto, Axwell, Bob Sinclar, Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Armin van Buuren, Miguel Migs and lots more.

Thanks to his productions and dj skills, Ralph Good is now headlining the most prestigious clubs all around the world – from L.A. to Miami, from Stockholm to Moscow, from Bogota to Sao Paolo, from Gold Coast to Auckland and beyond – alongside with some of the greatest house artists. You might know him from his recent chart-topper “SOS” with Polina Griffith ;)

 

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Vital Radio 190 – Hour 2: David Jones

| April 10th, 2013 | No Comments »

David Jones is an awarded Dj Producer. He played in several Festivals and Clubs around the world as Miami (USA), Las Vegas (USA), Bad Oeynhausen (GER), Belfast (UK) , London (UK), Seul (Korea), Vancouver (Canada), Chisinau (MOLDOVIA), Kaliningrad (RUSSIA) , Dubai (EMIRATES), Glasgow (UK) , Hasselt (Belgium) and many others cities and countries.

During his career as producer he reached several times the N.1 position in the sales chart, reaching for over 50 times the top 10. 2 of his tracks has been awarded as “Best Seller House Tracks” (Thriller in 2009, Ma Ma Se in 2010); “Thriller” is the most sold house track ever on Beatport and it’s at n.2 in the overall genres chart, just after Deadmau5.

In 2012 he won the Award as “Best Remixer Of 2012” (In nomination there were Fedde Le Grand, Alesso, Mark Knight and Manuel De La Mare). This, combined with the effect of the new cross over tracks are making David stand out as an artist in the international house music scene. David Jones’ name has become such a seal of quality that Armin Van Buuren’s label Armada have asked him to mix a compilation for the beginning of the year: 15 Funky House Tunes – Selected by David Jones. He also selected and mixed the compilation for Miami 2012 for Azuli; the most important compilation of the year for one of the most historical house brands.

This compilation reached the N.1 position in the house album chart on Beatport and the top 10 in dance album on Itunes UK. The first single out on Azuli reached the top position in selling charts at N.1 and just few weeks later “E Samba” went to N.1 too. Actually his remixes and releases are out on the best labels and are supported by the biggest Djs and Radios.

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Vital Radio 189 – Hour 1: Reznik

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

You know how every House- and Techno-DJ is raving about the passion for the music. Sounds good in the first place, but when you look closer, it mostly comes down to spinning mediocre Techhouse-standards all day every day in the living room and throwing some pills on weekends, being stuck in a weekly party-routine and gradually losing grip on style and ideas and creativity and life itself. Reznik knows about this kind, it lives next door to his place. Keeping in mind how annoying a continuous pumped up, Altbau-wall-filtered Bassdrum can be (did anybody say torture?), you can imagine how strong HIS passion for House and Techno must be.

And it’s not only strong, it’s elaborate and diverse at the same time. (Quite fittingly, writing about music and culture in general is his main occupation.) You can be sure, that he holds a Kevin Saunderson record as dear as a Bauhaus-, Human League- or John Coltrane-record. Grown up with Metal, Punk and Hardcore, he soon discovered the thrills of exploring new territories rather than embracing the familiar ones to its entirety. He began collecting Postpunk-records, got interested in Rap and R’n’B and Popmusic, found inspiration in early minimalists, in experimental music, in Drone and Noise, got into Electro and vintage Disco-Sounds and at some point realized the, in both ways, emotionally and physically moving potential of Techno- and Housemusic.

In 2009 Reznik found some like-minded comrades-in-arms with the keinemusik-clique. Until now he successfully avoided to produce anything that is genuinely his own work, but who knows how long he will live up to this refusal. Right now, his DJ-sets speak for themselves anyway. They can be deep, they can be accessible, they can be hard, but they are always classy. Maybe just trust Alec Empire in this case, who once stated: “Berlin has about a handful of DJ’s with talent and integrity. Reznik is one of them. Just forget the other douchebags and support this fella.” We agree.

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Vital Radio 189 – Hour 2: The Marvel Years

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Previously known as “The Wonder Years”, this UK artists has been fusing electronic music with classic funky vibes.  A bunch of breakbeats, a dash of electro and a whole lot of funk is packed into this incredible Vital Radio Guestmix.

More info on The Marvel Years’ funky goodness is here, or you can just download below.

 

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Vital Radio 188 – Hour 1: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press.  Look for their latest rework of the classic “Music Sound Better With You” is due out on Emotive with remixes from Hed Kandi’s Carl Hanaghan and Andrea Martini.

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

 

Hour 1 Tracklist:

01. Lionel Richie – Hello (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
02. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
03. NKOTB – Step By Step (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
04. DJ Dan – Out of Nowhere (Original Mix)
05. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Tap That (Original Mix)
06. Junior Jack – Stupidisco (Hott 22 Main Vocal Mix)
07. The House Inspectors & Random Soul – Front to Back (Original Mix)
08. Kris Kross – Jump (Gramo Oldskul Edit)
09. Crazibiza & Kevin Prise vs. Azaelia Banks – Reach Out To The 212 (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
10. Jay Lumen vs. Missy Elliot – Gossip Folks As One feat. Ludacris (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
11. Speedboats & Big Explosions – In The Cinema (Original Mix)
12. Speedboats & Big Explosions – Dreamer (Lanfree & Marco Molina Remix)
13. My Digital Enemy – New Sensation (Original Mix)
14. Mark Knight vs. Deep Grounder – Another Day Is Alright (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
15. Everything feat. Meggy (Mark Fanciulli Remix)
16. S.K.A.M. – I Got What You Need (Shadow Child Freakmix)
17. MK, Lee Foss, Anabel Englund – Electricity feat. Anabel Englund (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 188 – Hour 2: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Juan Sanchez and The Bullet team up to form “Speedboats and Big Explosions”. These retro cops bring together the funk and the tech to create a sound that is as awesome as their glorious moustaches.

Their first single “Hazel Eyes” features the unmistakable vocals of Marcie and is signed to System Recordings in NYC. With the first track under their belt, the duo kept busy in the studio and on the decks.

Inspired by the soulful vocals of Andrew Roachford, SBBE reworked Dr Rubberfunk’s “Trouble Woman” into an energy-charged house bomb, which is featured alongside house superstars Gramophonedzie, Sander Kleinenberg, Fedde Le Grand, Chocolate Puma Remix and Prok & Fitch on the ‘Jalepeno House Vol. 2′ compilation.

Since then, their original tracks ‘In The Cinema’, ‘Bump It’, ‘Strange Justice’ and ‘Porn Stache’ have been released on South American house label Muzik X Press.  Look for their latest rework of the classic “Music Sound Better With You” is due out on Emotive with remixes from Hed Kandi’s Carl Hanaghan and Andrea Martini.

Their delicious Martini of funk, tech and soul is shaken, not stirred, and is always setting the right mood for the party.

Hour 2 Tracklist:

1. Green Velvet, Pleasurekraft – Skeleton Key (Bontan Remix)
2. Tommyboy – Can You Feel It (Metodi Hristov Remix)
3. Chocolate Puma, Bingo Players – Disco Electrique (Vocal Mix)
4. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DFs Attention Vocal Mix)
5. Mark Knight – Together (Original Mix)
6. Stars on 45 – Stars on 45 (Olav Basoski Remix)
7. Carl Creme – My Lovin’ (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)
8. Seamus Haji & Cevin Fisher – I Love The Music (Manuel De La Mare & Alex Kenji Remix)
9. Hazzaro – Little Havana (Original Mix)
10. Juan Sanchez – Meanwhile (Original Mix)
11. Milk & Sugar – Hey (Nah Neh Nah) vs. Vaya Con Dios (Chris Lake & Marco Lys Remix)
12. Kaskade, Skrillex – Lick It (Alex Kenji Remix)
13. Les Bijoux, Diva & Jones – Carmona (David Jones Edit)
14. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
15. Marcus Gauntlett – Work On it (Roger Williams Remix)
16. Madonna – Into The Groove (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
17. Dr. Rubberfunk – Trouble Woman feat. Roachford (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)

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Vital Radio 187 – NYE 2012 Special – Mahan M2J Javadi and Fonzarelli

| January 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Mahan Javadi always brings something new to the table. Holding no musical boundaries, M2J spins a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Techno to House, Breaks and more. The intent is to always keep crowds excited and guessing. Flowing from style to style, his DJ sets revolves around music, rather than specific genres. Listeners experience something new each time with music that evokes strong emotional responses though experimentation in sound, noise & rhythm.

Fonzarelli is an artist who needs no introduction. His 2005 single “Moonlight Party” charted in the Netherlands, Finland, and Australia. Fonzerelli has also remixed for various artists and labels including top 5 UK acts and most notably “Now You’re Gone” and “All I Ever Wanted”, featuring on Basshunter’s Platinum selling Now You’re Gone – The Album. He also had more of his own productions and remixes played on Saturday nights on BBC Radio 1 than any other artist in both 2006 and 2007, because DJ Judge Jules was such a massive supporter of his tracks on his UK Saturday warmup show.

Mahan Javadi – Top Tracks of 2012:

1. Claptone – Cream (Original Mix)
2. Amine Edge, Dance – Going To Heaven With The Goodie-Goodies (Original Mix)
3. Speedboats & Big Explosions ft. Nicole Faye – Dreamer 2012 (Original Mix)
4. Jorge Montia & Albert Aponte – Mar De Leva (Original Mix)
5. Steve Aoki ft. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix Instrumental)
6. Bassjackers & Angger Dimas – RIA (Original Mix)
7. Torro Torro & 2 Edit – Datsun Tropicalia (Torro Torro Remix)
8. Congorock – Ivory (Original Mix)
9. Knife Party – Internet Friends (Original Mix)
10. Big Chocolate – Blue Milk (Original Mix)
11. TC – Do You Rock? (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 186 – NYE 2012 Special – Aren DeJong & Dj Endgame

| January 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

Aren DeJong: This Canadian house & progressive talent is among the top rising producer/DJ/engineer combos in the past decade. Current and forthcoming releases on several international labels in just the past few months are keeping him busy both in and out of the studio. Experience in the city’s better-known venues have led the path for him to know how the next best music should be delivered. “Nothing short of power and quality” is one of the many ways to describe his work in DJ booths, and studios alike.

Endgame is the host of Vital Radio, a weekly program that features the best electronic musicians from all across the world. Featuring brilliant exclusive mixes and engaging one-on-one interviews from the world’s top jocks, Vital Radio connects Toronto’s elite with the music they crave.

Beyond his Radio Hosting talents, Endgame spins a unique blend of funky, tech and vocal house, bringing high energy and passion to every one of his live performances.

Tracklist:
Aren DeJong:
1) Danny Daze & Matches- If This (Original mix)
2) Pleasurekraft – The Main Ingredient (Original mix)
3) Astronivo – Roll with Music (Remix)
4) Green Velvet & Pleasurekraft – Skeleton Key (Original mix)
5) Luigi Rocca & Pleasurekraft – Nostromo (Jaceo Vedic Dublin remix)
6) Damn Stupid – Goodbye Girl (Original mix)

Endgame:
1. TJR – Funky Vodka (Original Mix)
2. DJ Dan – Fist Pump Broken (Original Mix)
3. Madonna – Into The Groove (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Remix)
4. Sean Finn – Such A Good Feeling (Crazibiza Remix)
5. Crazibiza & Kevin Prise vs Azealia Banks – Reach Out To The 212 (Speedboats & Big Explosions Mashup)
6. Phats & Small Vs The Cube Guys – Turn Around (Original Mix)
7. Tube & Berger – Soulgood (Original Mix)
8. Madeon – The City
9. Lissat & Voltaxx & Vanessa – Heat Of The Night (Deep Disco Mix)
10. Lee Foss & MK feat. Anabel – Electricity (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 185 – Hour 1: Adam Port

| December 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

Techno’s biggest flaw is its self-referencial tendency. You know the deal, the common contemporary DJ/Producer steals an Underground Resistance-Record from his older brother at the age of 16 (biographical details may vary, not to impair the facts, though), thus presuming to have found the holy grail (what, of course, nobody is claiming to deny).

His world is shrinking down to Detroit, Chicago, New York and Berlin within the following years, he’ll equip himself with records and turntables and not look over the rim of his MKII ever again. Adam Ports biography is different. Adam was Hardcore, when he was 16. No, not Rotterdam-Hardcore. We’re talking New York-, Boston- and Washington D.C.-Hardcore here. It’s a past that he still lives up to, cultivating it in his vegetarian-straight-edge-lifestyle.

After that there was HipHop. He got in touch with turntablism, discovered his love for vinyl and evolved to be a skilled DJ for the first time. Then, finally came Techno. This way of tracing down spaces, giving one the best possible chance of self-development, is the essential reason for Ports presence being so unique. There’s no scene-dictated tunnel view in his activities, there is only a pointed emphasis on style, on groove and sophistication. An emphasis, that, because it’s informed by Dub, Danchall, Rap, Soul or even Psychedelic Rock, is advanced enough to always shine through the inflationary characteristic of the genre as notably original. That applies to both, his productions and his DJ-sets.

What Adam Port is laying his hands on might have its place within the parameters of House and Techno, but it’s always more than that. It’s his style.

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