Archive for April, 2011

Vital Radio 138 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| April 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

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.

Tonight’s Resident Mix takes a look at the huge sounds of Eric Prydz

1. Sebastien Leger – The People (Eric Prydz Remix)
2. Eric Prydz vs PinkFloyd – Proper Education (Sebastien Leger Remix)
3. Paolo Mojo – 1983 (Eric Prydz Remix)
4. Faithless – Not Going Home (Eric Prydz Remix)
5. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Club mix)
6. CalvinHarris – Flashback (Eric Prydz remix)
7. Felix da Housecat – Thee Anthem (Eric Prydz Remix)
8. Eric Prydz – Slammin (Axwell Remix)


Vital Radio 138 – Hour 2: Guy J

| April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Guy J is a young, much-in-demand, innovative producer, DJ and live act, whose infectious production talents, busy worldwide touring schedule, electric live shows and groundbreaking debut album on Bedrock (released in 2008) have all led to this point and the creation of his stunning new masterpiece: “1000 Words”.

Along with a handful of his fellow countrymen, this young Israeli (now based in Antwerp, Belgium) is now at the forefront of a movement towards the melody-rich and emotionally charged roots of the house music spectrum. “1000 Words”, spread over 3 CDs on John Digweed’s forward thinking Bedrock label showcases the extraordinary talents of Guy J.

His productions have constantly earned praise and gained many fans for their tight, driving beats, shimmering, warm synths and blossoming, journey like arrangements. Across 3 CDs he is given the space to explore the exciting, timeless space between ambient, experimental electronica, house, techno and beyond. Throughout, he constantly maintains a melodic and highly emotive core, creating a body of work structured and presented in a highly creative way.

Tonight, Guy J takes over the Vital Radio Guestmix!

1.Guy J – Lamur (AM mix)
2.Jeff Bennet – Induction
3.Guy J – Limbo
4.Patch Park – Not my best behavior
5.Spooky – Deep space (Guy J mix)
6.Guy J & Miriam Vaga – No under but you
7.Guy J – Azimuth
8.Patch Park – Mutant (Marc Marzenit mix)
9.Timo Maas – Kick 1 Kick 3 (Maetrik mix)
10.Guy J – Easy as can be (Tom Middleton mix)


Vital Radio 137 – Hour 1: Mahan M2J Javadi

| April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

M2J (Mahan Javadi) always brings something new to the table. Holding no musical boundaries, M2J spins a wide range of Electronic Music ranging from Downtempo to House to Breaks and more. In addition, Mahan has gained quite a reputation for integrating rare and unreleased mash-ups and remixes of popular hip-hop and rock tracks into his sets.

The intent is to always keep crowds guessing and excited. Flowing from style to style, his DJ sets revolves around music, rather than specific genres. Listeners experience and discover something new each time as it is mixed in with music they are already familiar with. These connections provide a set off point for exploring and noticing new types of music.

1. Nelsen Grover – Awake (Original)
2. Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Rock-N-Rolla Mix)
3. Afrojack – Doing It Right (Original Mix)
4. Green Velvet – La La Land 2011 (Bingo Players Remix)
5. Cee Lo Green – Fuck You (Bart B More Remix)
6. Jewel Kid – Break My Heart (Computer Club Remix)
7. Fractal System – Arcade (Darth & Vader Remix)
8. Mord Fustang – Milky Way (Original Mix)
9. Cyberpunkers – Cabala (HBFS Mash Up Live Remix)
10. Moonchild – Love Birds (Gigi Barocco Remix)
11. Zedd – The Legend Of Zelda (Electrixx Remix)
12. Spencer & Hill – Less Go (Porter Robinson Remix)
13. Figure – Controllin’ The Dance Floor (Main Mix)


Vital Radio 137 – Hour 2: Arana

| April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Founder and resident DJ of the Wobble parties at Cielo in New York City, Arana relentlessly pursues the purest forms of house and techno for the dance floor, with a penchant for funk, indie/rock, polyrhythms and outerspace. He frequently champions lesser known masterworks to inspire authentic movement and feeling on the floor.

Sifting through thousands of tracks from underground labels all over the world, Arana carefully selects his musical building blocks to create unusual combinations of harmony, rhythm and melody, weaving together their common elements into energetic, tightly-executed sets.

Arana honed his musical ear composing on classical guitar and playing in rock bands starting at the age of 13. After moving to NYC to practice corporate law, he became mesmerized by dance music in 1999, taught himself to DJ in 2003 as he juggled life as a lawyer, and then launched the first Wobble parties in 2004. He currently focuses on his upstart tech-house label, Wobble Music, based in the Lower East Side and his monthly party at Cielo.  Learn more at

Arana’s Vital guestmix can be found below in the player, and as a bonus – Arana has hooked us up with another mix! [Click Here to Download]


Vital Radio 136 – Hour 1: David Akermanis

| April 15th, 2011 | No Comments »

March was a busy month. I’ve been in the studio working on my Speedboats & Big Explosions duo with DJ Endgame. We wrapped up another three track EP in March that will be out, along with Hazel Eyes, on System Recordings NYC. The new EP features two brand new numbers: Trouble Woman and Strange Justice. The third track on the EP is my track Menagie, which I am thrilled to FINALLY be releasing.

We’re still at it too – back in the lab this weekend working on a collaboration with vocalist Nicole Simone (Late Miss July) as well as something very housey along the Hed Kandi vein. All in all, @SBBEMusic is turning out really great and I’ve been pouring the majority of my musical energy in to that project. I’m going to start sharing more of that stuff here on my site.

One final thing… My ‘Spark/Aura’ EP is finally out on Silk music this Tuesday, April 5th! Definitely one of the better progressive EPs I’ve released under my name – very happy with how this one turned out. If you like what you hear, grab a copy from Beatport!


Vital Radio 136 – Hour 2: Alex Del Amo

| April 15th, 2011 | Comments Off

Things got going for Alex at a young age.  He showed a natural interest in electronic music, and soon discovered european bands like ‘Front 242′, Nitzer Ebb, Cassandra Complex and the EBM (Electronic Body Music) movement.
In the 90′s, del Amo’s tastes and styles evolved into the sound that it is today. He avoids the mundane and all those commercial clichés, but never loses sight of what the people really want – great house music.

With a huge catalogue of originals and remixes, Alex Del Amo is moving to the big leagues.

01. Funkagenda featuring Big Ed – Afterclub (Riva Starr Remix)
02. Butch – XTC (Riva Starr Cut)
03. Crazibiza – Everybody (Tommyboy Teque Remix)
04. Nightriders – Hey (Chris Lake & Marco Lys Re-Edit)
05. Marco Bailey – Run Through
06. DJ Ortzy & Mark.M ft Aria – Party In Miami 2011 (Olav Basoski Remix)
07. Alex Del Amo – What About0
08. Bass Kleph -Ill Be OK (Superskank Remix)
09. Alex Del Amo – Stardancer
10. Umek And Phntm – Freaks On The Floor (Original Mix)
11. Alex Del Amo & Loisan – Casbah
12. Stefano Noferini – Move Your Body (Original Mix)
13. Zombie Nation – Overshoot (Bart B More Remix)