Archive for February, 2011

Vital Radio 131 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| February 22nd, 2011 | 3 Comments »

Mahan M2J Javadi gets back to his big-bassline love affair, and hits out with some extra large electro house jams.

Over the past several years Mahan ‘M2J’ Javadi has been hopping from venue to venue and from genre to genre.  Passionate about music as a whole, Mahan plays a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Downtempo to House to Breaks and more. Often fusing genres together to make original mash-ups and remixes, he has gained a reputation for bringing a large breadth of musical diversity.


1. The Noisy Freaks – D.R.E.A.M (Asian Trash Boy Remix)
2. Justrock – So Fucking Noise (Original Mix)
3. Feed Me & Kill The Noise – Muscle Rollers (Original Mix)
4. The Noisy Freaks – Fast Chased (Dead C.A.T Bounce Remix)
5. Yo Majesty – Club Action (Matt Helders Dirty Remix)
6. Rolf Honey – Blast Up (Yuksek Edit)
7. Sunko – Kickin’ My Brain (Original Mix)
8. Laidback Luke & Jonathan Mendelsohn – Till Tonight (MSTRKRFT Remix)
9. Porter Robinson – I’m On Fire (Original Mix)
10. Hirshee – Get Live (Original Mix)
11. Calvertron, Qualver – Raw 2 Da Floor (Lazy Rich Remix)
12. Kid Sister & Carte Blanche – Do! Do! Do! (Laidback Luke Remix)
13. Fischerspooner – Supply & Demand (D.I.M. Mix)
14. DJ Pipes – Sound Therapy (Original Mix)


Vital Radio 131 – Hour 2: Porter Robinson

| February 22nd, 2011 | 4 Comments »

Unlikely doesn’t even begin to describe Porter Robinson’s rapid ascent to the forefront of the world of dance music. Hailing from North Carolina, 18-year-old Porter Robinson had never set foot in a club when his smash hit “Say My Name” shot to number one on Beatport’s Electro-House chart, making people do just that on dancefloors and DJ booths across the globe. Complex yet catchy, and classic yet cutting edge, Porter Robinson’s instantly recognizable sound has earned him the raving support of legendary producers such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, David Guetta, The Crystal Method and Armand Van Helden, and landed him shows across the globe – all before he has even had the chance to finish high school.

Some might call Porter a prodigy, but that label belies his musical maturity and ignores his years of production experience, which reveal themselves in the way he blends the best of seemingly distinct genres into a style uniquely his own. His massive electro hooks paired with nasty dubstep warbles and shimmering trance breakdowns transcend tired genre adjectives like “progressive” or “fidget”, taking listeners into an uncharted territory of hard-hitting house music.

1. Paul Harris vs. Eurhythmics – I Want You (Bar 9 remix)
2. Datsik, Excision – Boom (Skism Remix)
3. Skrillex, Bare Noize, Foreign Beggars – Scatta
4. Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix)
5. Nero (UK) – Innocence
6. Twist (UK) – Fear
7. Feed Me – Grand Theft Ecstasy
8. Dada Life – Unleash the F**king Dada
9. Deadmau5 – Cthulhu Sleeps
10. Spencer & Hill – Dub Disco (Lucky Date Remix, Porter Robinson Edit)
11. Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica
12. Felguk – Whatever Clever (Dirtyloud Remix)
13. Porter Robinson, Lazy Rich, Sue Cho – Hello (Original Mix)
14. Porter Robinson – The Wildcat (Lazy Rich Remix)
15. Porter Robinson – Say my Name (Original Mix)
16. Porter Robinson – Say my Name vs. I Will Be Here vs. Conscindo (Live Edit)
17. Steve Aoki, Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9 (Original Mix)
18. Tim Berg, Avicii – Seek Brokmance (Porter Robinson Dub Remix)
19. Spencer & Hill – Less Go (Porter Robinson Remix)


Vital Radio 130 – Hour 1: David Akermanis

| February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

David Akermanis is an up and coming producer/DJ, belonging to the new breed of talented producers making his hometown of Toronto a centre of excellence in house music.

Akermanis entered the dance music scene in summer 2009 with his chart-topping remix of James Nelson’s Relax, which was in high rotation on XM Radio and Music Choice. In 2010, David made several appearances in the Beatport Progressive House Top 100, receiving support from heavyweights like Andy Moor, Matt Darey and Kenneth Thomas.


Vital Radio 130 – Hour 2: Draconum

| February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Draconum is originally a “Detroiter”, but is currently located in Ann Arbor.  He’s been producing since 2002 and DJ’ing since 2006.

Although his primary DJing and producing focus is house, he hits on just about every vein of electronic music in his productions.

Being all about original, new music is what drives this Vital Radio Guest.

1. Sang Dinh – Express 23 (Draconum’s Techno Dub)
2. Egbert – Open (Original Mix)
3. Boom Jinx vs. Andrew Bayer vs. Matt Lange vs. Trifonic – Quadcore (Original Mix)
4. Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) (Andy McCallister Edit)
6. The Brainkiller – Pakistani (Original Mix)
7. Peo De Pitte feat. Yota – Forget About You (Original Mix)
8. Bass Kleph – Oh Yeah (Original Mix)
9. Deadmau5 – Flash TV (Original Mix)
10. Georgia – Ode to ’99 (Jan Oostdyk’s  Ode to 2010 Remix)
11. Ron Hagen + Al Exander – Last Minute (Original Mix)
12. ID – ID (axisONE Remix)
13. BT – The Emergency (Marcus Schossow Remix) (Draconum’s BreakTrance Re-Douche)


Vital Radio 129 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

This Canadian house & progressive talent is among the top rising producer/DJ/engineer combos.

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.

1. Milton Jackson – Mode 3
2. Channel X – Stupid (Format-B Remix)
3. Fran & Oliver Koletzki – Echoes (Niko Schwind Remix)
4. Stefano Noferini – Mama (Back Home Mix)
5. Shlomi Aber – State of No One (Shlomi Aber Mix)
6. Libex & Marshall – Swahili Song
7. Superbass & Pete Tong – Wonderland
8. Alex Kenji – Pomente
9. Robot Needs Oil – Picnic With Ants
10. Justin Martin & Ardalan – Mr. Spock


Vital Radio 129 – Hour 2: Jay Cunning

| February 10th, 2011 | No Comments »

Jay Cunning’s been in the mix since day one. He caught the bug young and started spinning tunes back in ’89 in the halcyon days of Acid House.

Since then he’s tarted about and flirted with various styles of ‘Hardcore’, ‘House’, ‘D’n'B’ and ‘Garage’.
He started to consolidate this jockey sluttage in 1996 when he found himself teaming up with Royce & Paul Saint to form ‘Just Pure Rhythm’ for the seminal breakbeat production “The Situation”. Difficult though it was for a man with such a roving musical eye, Jay opted for a bit of monogamy and settled down with ‘Breakbeat’.

Being faithful soon paid off, and 1999 Jay took up a successful residency on the infamous pirate station Breaks FM 103.2. Jay’s recently teamed up with some the scene’s best producers including 2 Sinners, Smithmonger & Atomic Hooligan.

1. Krafty Kuts – Let’s Go Let’s Ride (Pyramids 140 Jungle VIP)
2. Lethal – Black Hole – Anomaly
3. The Freestylers – Say Yes – Never Say Die
4. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Blood Pressure (Dub) [feat. Riko] – Greco-Roman
5. RackNRuin – Mindscape – Sub Slayers [SLAYER005] ‘Synthetic Heart EP’
6. Bashy vs. NAPT – Make My Day (Specimen A Remix) – Funkatech
7. BreakZhead – Pathetic Rules -Subtribe
8. Future Funk Squad – Wrath [Version2] – En:Vision
9. RackNRuin – Pull Up That – Sub Slayers [SLAYER005] ‘Synthetic Heart EP’
10. Pyramid – Cruel ft. Julie Thompson – Funkatech
11. VENT – Runin – Hardcore Beats
12. Joker – Psychedelic Runway (Mensah’s Let’s Go Faster Re-Lick!)
13. Kid KenobI & MC Shureshock – Safe Sound (RackNRuin Remix Dub) – Klub Kids
14. Slyde – Russian Girls Are Dangerous (2 Bit Thugs Remix) – Slybeats
15. Schema- The End – Sub Slayers (Dubplate)
16. Jay Cunning & OneSinner – Bad Girls (High Rankin remix) – Sub Slayers (Dubplate)
17. Tony Anthem & Axl Ender – Definition Of Gangster (Breaks mix) – Wicky Lindows
18. Mars & KillReall – Gorilla Box
19. Jay Cunning & OneSinner – Bad Man (DaVIP Remix) – Sub Slayers (Dubplate)
20. SKisM – Rave Review – Never Say Die
21. Pixel Fist – Our Sound – Rocstar
22. RackNRuin – Territory ft. Navigator & Slarta John (Junglist Mix) – Black Butter Records
23. High Rankin – Flowers On Your Rave – Suicide Dub
24. Magnetic Man – Perfect Stranger ft Katy B – Columbia
25. EmalKay – Crusader – Dub Police
26. The Flashback Project – Release Me Now
27. DJ Twista – Break – Uplifting Rhythm
28. Schema VS Pyramid – Into My Arms – Sub Slayers (Dubplate)
29. VENT – Stir Fry (Ft Foreign Beggars) – Hardcore Beats
30. RackNRuin – Soundclash – Black Butter Records
31. Lethal – Speedball – Anomaly
32. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Ellis Dee & Twista Breaks Mix)
33. Andrey Mute – Landmine (Mars Remix) – XSSR
34. RackNRuin – Synthetic Heart ft. Unlike Me – Sub Slayers [SLAYER005] ‘Synthetic Heart EP’
35. RackNRuin – Selecta Dub – Sub Slayers [SLAYER005] ‘Synthetic Heart EP’