Posts Tagged ‘Seamus Haji’

Vital Radio 091 – Hour 2: John Dahlback

| April 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

John Dahlbäck was born in 1985 in a small village not too far away from Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Since everyone in his family was in some way involved with music, it was no surprise when John started making his own. By playing around with his fathers Atari computer, John learned the basics and after several changes in setup he finally found his sound.

His First demo went out at the age of 15 without any luck, but the second demo did pretty good. With a track out on Route 33 and his first 12″ out on Deep4life, John was heading for the big league. After “Music So Sweet” the releases kept coming, and Johns first label was born together with cousin Jesper. As Hugg & Pepp, the cousins have established a worldknown superduo.

So the releases got more and more and John started to become quite a well known producer. By starting the label Pickadoll for the Plantage 13 labelmanagement, John finally had his own imprint. And what an imprint. With artists like Özgur Can, Sebastien Leger, Dada Life, Zoo Brazil, Robbie Rivera, Laidback Luke etc showing up on the label, John Dahlbäcks little baby Pickadoll has grown enormous.

There’s nothing stopping this superstar, with more releases than any other on some of the biggest labels. Who knows what will happen in the future but one thing is for sure, John Dahlbäck will be there. John takes over the Vital decks this week for the Vital Radio Guest Mix!

1. Copyright – Someday feat. Tasita D’Mour & Imaani
2. Dj PP – Miami Vice
3. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (An21 & Max Vangelis Remix)
4. John Dahlback feat. Elissa – Bingo
5. Stefano Noferini – Burujava
6. Paul Harris, Michael Gray, Jon Pearn & Amanda Wilson – Caught Up (Hook N Sling Mix)
7. Tiesto feat. Nelly Furtado – Who Wants To Be Alone (David Tort Remix)
8. Afrojack – Bangduck
9. The Black Project – Off The Wall (Simioli & Black Remix)
10. Cicada – One Beat Away (Arno Cost Remix)
11. Seamus Haji & Dino Psaras – My Destiny (Nino Anthony Remix)
12. Big World – Quadrillion feat. Markus Binapfl (Moguai Remix)


10 Disco-Influenced House Tunes Every DJ Should Have In Their Record Bag

| March 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

If you’ve been to any Vital events lately I’m sure it would come as no surprise to you that I’ve developed a serious affinity for everything funky and disco. I’ve always found it challenging, given that I love melodic progressive house, to find a sweet spot between music I like to produce and music I can rock a crowd with when I’m live in a club or lounge.

Over the past while I’ve found that not only do people LOVE disco, but I don’t feel like a total shill or sellout while playing it. In fact, it makes me all happy and giddy inside (that may be the alcohol). This isn’t entirely surprising though – disco gave birth to house music after all. Let’s also not forget that people love classics, and a modern remake of a discoey track from the yesteryear is a surefire recipe for dance floor success.

Here are some of the tracks that have been moving & shaking while I’ve been out record slinging; each is fundamentally rooted in disco or is a remake of an old classic:

10. Another Chance – I Can’t Wait (Original Mix)
09. Mange Le Funk – I Still Want You (Original & Bellatrax Remixes)
08. Malente – I Like It (Riva Starr Snatch! Remix)
07. Bionik Phunk – In My Head (ATFC’s Timmy’s In My Head Mix)
06. JCA, Solaphinics – Total Love (Raul Rincon Rootz Remix)
05. Sandy Rivera & Andy Daniell – Whatever (ATFC Remix)
04. Seamus Haji & Romain Curtis – I’ve Been Looking ft. Awa (Seamus Haji Vocal Mix)
03. James Junior – Come Home With Me (Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart & Conan Liquid Remixes)
02. Sia Lauren Flax ft. Sia – You’ve changed (MK D-troit Mix)
01. Solu Music feat. KimBlee – Fade (Avicii Remix)

Vital Radio 087 – Hour 2: Seamus Haji

| March 1st, 2010 | 3 Comments »

There is a distinct possibility that the name Seamus Haji may already be familiar to you. One of the most creative and technically gifted house DJ’s of our time and to say that he has many more strings to his bow is a complete understatement.

Seamus began his DJing career at the tender age of 16 with a London soundsystem playing a mixture of early House, Soul and Hip Hop. With a barrel-full of drive, enthusiasm and determination he went on to secure his first residency at The Satellite and later took on regular guest spots atMOS, Garage City, Release The Pressure, Hard Times and Back To Basics.

Musically his strength is his diversity playing as comfortably alongside, for example, Kenny Dope as Murk. And his sets are now known for the wealth of his own productions and remixes as well as more than a smattering of trickery on the Pioneer CDJ1000’s (for which he is an official ambassador).

Seamus Haji has become synonymous with quality, his DJ sets are nearing legendary, he’s a technical wizard and his productions are phenomenal. Champion remixer, chart-topping producer and unstoppable DJ. Tonight’s Vital Radio Guest is Seamus Haji.

1. Janet Jackson – Make Me (Seamus Haji Edit)
2. Joey Negro & Sunburst Band – I’ll Be There For You (Kaje Trackheadz Mix)
3. Deepswing – In The Music 2010 (Adam K & Soha Vocal Mix)
4. Craig David – Shadows (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Remix)
5. Full Intention – I Will Follow (Full Intention Mix)
6. Seamus Haji v MK & Funkagenda – Good Times (Original)
7. Whelan & Di Scala – Big Apple
8. Undercover Lover – Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed (Thomas Gold)
9. Nick Bridges – Underneath My Skin (Original)
10. Romain Curtis & Filthy Rich – Javalaan (Filthy Rich Mix)
11. John Knight & Roland Clark – This Is House (Acappella)
12. Kaskade & Seamus Haji feat Haley – So Far Away (Original)
13. Seamus Haji v Dino Psaras feat Rudi – My Destiny (Seamus Haji Mix)