Posts Tagged ‘tech’

Vital Radio 175 – Hour 2: Speedboats & Big Explosions

| May 31st, 2012 | 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

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

Tracklist:
01. Lionel Richie – Hello (Speedboats & Big Explosions Scotch-Powered Intro Mix)
02. Seamus Haji & Cevin Fisher – I Love The Music (Manuel De La Mare & Alex Kenji Remix)
03. Mike Newman, Antoine Cortez – Come With You (Carl Crème & Reza Remix)
04. 123XYZ – 2Gether (Original Club Mix)
05. Luke Marsh – Sundown (Will Clarke Remix)
06. Jay Lumen – Drop That (Original Mix)
07. DJ Dan, DJ Mes – Don’t Hold Back (Original Mix)
08. Carl Crème – My Lovin (Speedboats & Big Explosions Remix)
09. My Digital Enemy – Zona Norte (Original Mix)
10. J Nitti – Deep Down feat. Shirley Davis (Luigi Rocca Remix)
11. Mark Knight – Together (Original Club Mix)
12. Kings of Tomorrow feat. April – I Need To Love Me (Sandy Rivera Club Mix)
13. Daddy’s Groove feat. Little Nancy – It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay (Extended Mix)
14. Huxley – Box Clever (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 172 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »

He has held gigs at several hot spots including, Toronto’s System Soundbar, Waterloo’s Vault Lounge, Paradigm United’s renegade stage at WEMF, Toronto’s YNot Lounge, Kung Fu Lounge & Maxine Lounge in Miami, Toronto’s Chelsea Room, Toronto’s Kool Lounge and many more to come.  Aren’s taste in delicious house, trance and finite progressive music coupled his love for seriously groovy sounds let him energize crowds and keep people moving.  Through vinyl and CD collections of tune after tune, he enjoys the rush of spinning for any size crowd and passionately seeks quality in his work and its delivery. Thanks to his training as an audio engineer, Aren has the technical know-how and motivation to take on a career in the entertainment/ music industry.

Continually striving for the next best sound, Aren also produces the same genres he spins, under the aliases: Anthill, Desonica, and Signal Six. Keep an ear out for Mr. de Jong as he systematically takes on the nightclub scene and his other future endeavours.
Tracklist:
1. The  Bitch Hotel – the Bitch Hotel (Gambafreaks mix)
2. The Black Project ft Franky S – Off the Wall (Tradelove remix)
3. Valero – Wavin Street (original mix)
4. Gutterpunk – Up 2 11 (The Yank remix)
5. FormatB – Piano Man (original mix)
6. DJ Smilk & Vetto – Chicago (original mix)
7. Crazibiza – Eastchester (Crazy mix)
8. The Cube Guys – La Banda (Instrumental mix)
9. Federico Scavo & Andrea Guzzoletti – Strump (original mix)
10. Trent Cantrelle – I Want a Freak (original mix)
11. Wattle Green – Gotta Have It (original mix)
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Vital Radio 096 – Hour 1: Aren DeJong

| May 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Aren’s taste in delicious house, trance and finite progressive music coupled his love for seriously groovy sounds let him energize crowds and keep people moving.

Through vinyl and CD collections of tune after tune, he enjoys the rush of spinning for any size crowd and passionately seeks quality in his work and its delivery.

Thanks to his training as an audio engineer, Aren has the technical know-how and motivation to take on a career in the entertainment & music industry.

Tracklist:

1. David K – Minihouse (Digital Only Mix)
2. Libex & Marshall – Black Conga (Original Mix)
3. Kolombo – I’m on Your Side (Nikitin & Semikashev Remix)
4. Oxia – Whole Life (Original Mix)
5. Wolfgang Gartner – Latin Fever (Original Mix)
6. Neoroxyde & Doomwork – Jazzy Stuff (Original Mix)
7. Tek DiLuxe – 32 Bits (Original Mix)
8. James Talk – The Beginning (Original Mix) [ADJ q-vox cut]
9. John Dahlback & ATFC – Bon Bon (Original Mix)
10. Steve Angello – Teasing Mr. Charlie (Original Mix)

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Vital Radio 096 – Hour 2: Peter Thompson

| May 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Peter Thompson is a versatile dj, who can mix it up from electro, to progressive, and everything in  between.  He hails from Canada, and is a connoisseur of all things house.

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Tracklist:

1. Pirupa Pigi – Sweet Devil (Original Mix)
2. Nic Fanciulli – Work The Week Original Mix
3. DJ Madskillz – Kliniek (Original Mix)
4. Spirit Catcher – Future Fools
5. Kaiserdisco – Amalfino
6. Rainer Weichhold – Yeah (Kaiserdisco Remix)
7. Dario Nunez, DJ Montxo – Zul (Original Mix)
8. Electrohead – Ipanema (T Tommy Vicente Belenguer Mix)
9. Victor Calderone & Carlos Fauvrelle – Out There (Synth Mix)
10. Oliver Moldan – South Beach Shuffle (Original Mix)
11. Strict Border – Amigos
12.Libex & Lrm – Liftered (Original Mix)

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Aren’s Music Tech Tips – Episode 1

| April 7th, 2010 | No Comments »

Mixing deskWelcome to the first episode of Music Tech Tips with Aren!

My objective with the series is to help you become a more avid, efficient, savvy, knowledgeable, and generally better-than-before music listener.  If ever the content gets too technical and you’re uncertain of what I mean with something, go ahead and leave questions in the comments area and I’ll try to reply ASAP.  If you’d like me to make an entire episode about a certain topic you’ve been wondering about, either email me via aren [at] vitalevents [dot] net, or send the request via twitter @arendej, or @vitalradio with the #Amusictips tag.

This first episode is a set of pointers to try and enlighten you with the better things surrounding the technology you use to hear your favourite music (such as every episode of vital radio).

If you enjoy the quality of the music from your portable player (iPod, Blackberry, Zune, etc), here are some suggestions for “better” music listening experiences:

  • do your best to replace the stock headphones/earbuds that came with your music player. They were very cheap to produce and would sound just that way. Earbuds are also the easiest way to deafen oneself before that age of 40, and worsen the matter beyond that. I’ll write a headphones only episode at a later time, but for now, just aim for a new pair of earbuds or headphones that sound good TO YOU, and FEEL GOOD to wear.
  • There is an EQ or Equalizer in almost all portable players these days. If you don’t know how to access it, dig up the manual that you perhaps neglected to read and figure out how to access it. Fiddle with the settings until the music sounds good.
  • Your best reference material is your most prized, most listened-to, most well-known album or track or set. Throw it on and find the best EQ setting. Keep in mind that just because the music is house or dance, doesn’t mean the EQ preset can’t be the “rock” setting to help it sound better to YOUR taste.
  • There’s a plethora of portable players out there to keep all tastes satiated. If you’re not a fan of the iPod, there’s plenty of other choices that WILL work with both PC and Mac and even Linux!. Just take the time to do your homework and research the player before dropping any  amount of money on a device that will contain and play your beloved tunes. Consider that your music library only feels safe, until you put it ALL on one device and have it fail, with no backup. If that were the case, I would say you’d be “screwed” for lack of a more technical term.
  • Regarding backups: always have an extra internal or an extra external hard drive on your computer that stores your music library. Use it to store your music. Store the entire library in it, AS WELL AS on your original computer’s hard drive (unless you don’t have the space)
  • Keep it organized! A future episode will have me going over some more effective ways to organize your library…. and NO, iTunes does a less-than-ideal job of “organizing” music, in my opinion.

That’s all for episode 1! There’s no telling when the next one will be, but I’ve already got a number of topics to cover, so check back often, or follow @arendej and/or @vitalradio on twitter to know when these episodes go up!

Author Background: Aren writes voluntarily as part of the Vital Radio team. He is CleverSound Studio‘s lead engineer and founder. Under his name, he produces and spins electronic music.