Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday Tunes’

Tuesday Tunes: Laidback Luke

| October 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

Laidback Luke is a Dutch DJ and producer. He was voted #46 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ list in 2008, and jumped to #27 in 2009.

Laidback Luke grew up in The Netherlands and made his name as a graffiti artist before turning to making music. He has worked with artists such as David Guetta, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Junior Sanchez and played throughout Europe and North America as well as shows in Japan and Ibiza. He has released two studio albums: Psyched Up (1998) and Electronic Satisfaction (2002) as well as a successful mix album, Windmill Skill (2003). In 2003, van Scheppingen did a remix of the Daft Punk song “Crescendolls” for the duo’s remix album Daft Club. Luke has also released his own mix album, titled Ibiza Closing Party, as a free covermount CD in the October 2008 issue of Mixmag.

Luke is legendary, and has one of the most impressive discographies in house music. This week’s Tuesday tunes is the one and only Laidback Luke!

01. Alan Made – Show You How
02. ID [well-known]
03. Audiobot – Noize, Bass & Disco (Original Mix)
04. Zombies For Money – Kolkata (Sticky Version)
05. ID
06. ID
07. John Dahlback – Pyramid (Dirty South Remix)
08. Alex van Alff vs Errol Reid – I Never Knew Love (Olav Basoski Remix)
09. ID
10. Dan Castro – Eastern Ensemble (Original or Remix) ???
11. ID
12. Olav Basoski & DJ Erick E – Don’t Turn Your Back (Sander van Doorn Remix)
13. Pryda – Niton (Original Mix)
14. ID
15. ID [!!!]
16. Swedish House Mafia – One (Original Mix) w/ Digital Lab – Venga (Sandro Silva Remix) w/ Carte Blanche – Gare Du Nord
17. ID
18. ID
19. ID
20. ID
21. D.E.R. & Julius Beat – Our Feeling (KhoMha Remix)


Tuesday Tunes – DJ Gigo

| October 5th, 2010 | No Comments »

DJ GiGo started his DJ career as a Croatian Radio DJ with a show on Friday nights from midnight to 6 a.m. He’s played in around 30 clubs around Croatia, and is better known as being one half of the DJ/Producer duo Trixx who specialize in remixes and mashups.

Their first remix was made for Croatian DJ Superstar Fresh Jay´s ‘U Want Me’ Remix Competition, and it won second place. Their remix for Hot Jay vs Cash track ˝Only Love˝ is supported by some of the hottest names from the club scene at the moment, such as Jerry Ropero, Tristan Garner & Michi Lange, and it was played on world famous DJ Radio – FG DJ Radio in Paris. The track also found its place on the hottest Croatian club compilation – Papaya Day & Night 2009.

More recently, Trixx have remixed for the legendary Jerry Ropero and played at Exit House Fest along with headliners such as Syke n’ Sugarstarr and D.O.N.S. These days, the duo spends much of their time in the studio.

DJ Gigo gets deep, down and groovy in this week’s Tuesday Tunes.


Tuesday Tunes: SKAI

| August 31st, 2010 | No Comments »

SKAIs musical career started anno 1994. 16 years later SKAI is considered as one of the most influential DJs either in the Rhein-Main-Area as well as in the international scene. Gigs in Ibiza, Zürich, Barcelona and Vancouver and of course his residency at the world famous institution for electronic music CocoonClub in Frankfurt and for the international brand ENVY MY MUSIC outline this image.

SKAI left his home land for an annual stay in Vancouver last year in May in order to gain ground in the Canada-based House-Scene. And his stay turned out to be as successful as his former work in Germany. Within next to no time the German-Chilean advanced into an institution in his temporary home and DJed in famous clubs like Celebrities, ginger62 or Gorg-O-Mish.

Nevertheless, SKAI already planned his career in Germany connecting to his stay in Canada. The intrinsic motivation, which brought him to face the challenge to get to know a new country and culture, lost ground to the extrinsic circumstances and finalised his mission in Canada and return to Frankfurt.

He released the single “Mir Geht’s Gut”, which was a heavy success and worked on releases with his long-time mate and DJ-Partner Amir under the alias Groove Rebels.

Furthermore, he sticks to his principles as a DJ and focuses on groovy, percussive and rhythmic tracks, which goes back to his Chilean roots.

01. Surrealism – So Much – Liebe Detail
02. Rills – Everybody – All Inn Records
03. – Who Said I’m Crazy (Luna City Express Remix) – Baalsaal Records
04. Daniel Mehlhart – Firstbump (Franco Cinelli Remix) – Movida
05. Fatboy Slim vs Herve – Machines Can Do The Work (Joris Voorn Does The Work Remix) – Skint
06. El Mundo and Satori and Kid Culture – Around You (Audiojack Twisted Remix) – Gruuv
07. Carlo Lio – Coppa – Intec
08. Andre Crom & Luca Doobie – As It Is – Off
09. Oliver Klein & Kolombo – Chica Chic (Loko Remix) – Kling Klong
10. Oxia & Eric Borgo – Plastoc Bed – 8Bit
11. Kevin Griffiths – Oh Yeah (Afrilounge Mix) – Tsuba


Tuesday Tunes: Tom Middleton

| July 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

To the untrained eye Tom Middleton is just another DJ. Beard, box of records, bounces behind the decks. You seen one, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. You see Tom isn’t just a DJ. He’s a scientist; a meticulous technician with a thirst for all musical forms from breakbeat to baroque.

Researching each and every project with eagle eyed glee, Tom approaches every venture, from productions to DJ mixes, with the attention to detail that’s usually reserved for the likes of architects, surgeons, engineers and (ahem) two bit biography writers. His mix CDs such as ‘The Sound Of The Cosmos’,  ‘3D’ and ‘The Trip 2’ show true precision and forethought with Tom spending hours of preparation studying the key of each track and how they relate to each other. His ‘Crazy Covers’ compilations reveal an encyclopaedic knowledge of contemporary popular music from the 1950s to this very day. Not to mention a sense of humour.

Many believe he was born with these razor sharp skills. Classically trained in piano and cello Tom understood music’s essential rudiments and theory long before he could grow those iconic whiskers on his chin. It’s this adept understanding of the true technicalities of music – how it works, how arrangements compliment each other and how you can convey the strongest message – that’s helped him carve a unique career that’s spanned from his deep space delights with Mark Pritchard as Global Communication and Jedi Knights to last year’s breathtaking debut album ‘Life Tracks’, a homage to the ambient and soundtrack music. To this day he refuses to sample other people’s music, preferring instead to create his own sounds using virtual orchestra and band software he’s programmed himself.

Achievements are in abundance where Tom is concerned… The blissed out AMBA project pitched him alongside an orchestra and choir to maximum mesmerising effect. His 50 improvised performances with The Bays pushed dance music to its most unpredictable, wildest, limits. He helped Aphex Twin secure his first record deal and founded labels such as Evolution, Universal Language, Heard and E3. He’s flirted with chart success with the 2002 club smash ‘Take Me With You’, hosted his own show on Kiss FM, been resident at Ibiza’s most super of superclubs Manumission and tutored the winning DJ Ryan Shaw in ITV’s cult DJ challenge The Joy Of Decks.

As a DJ he’s performed in almost every corner of the globe to crowds as large as 150,000. With his trademark widescreen musical repertoire, he’s spent years championing styles long before they were the norm, helping Ulrich Schnauss develop his career and hosting Hot Chip and Mylo’s festival debut appearances. From ambient to drum & bass, techno to rock n’ roll, his attention to detail allows him to find connections between the most disparate forms of music, uniting every genre with technical skill, utilising all manner of forward thinking technologies. Such versatility has also scored him a wide range of remixes, too, with artists as far flung as Prince and All Saints.

More recently Tom’s seen major airplay action with ‘Remember The Love’ – his homage to the roots of house music written over the course of 24 hours at dance music’s inaugural International Music Summit – Forge on Digweed’s seminal Bedrock imprint, Orange Light’s ‘A Few Good Days’ and The Golden Girls’ stone-cold classic ‘Kinetic’ on the recently rekindled R&S.

He’s toured with the Smirnoff Experience performing in Moscow, Paris and Shanghai alongside high profile acts such as Kelis, Faithless, Duran Duran and Mark Ronson and recently remixed classics ‘Oh Marie’ and ‘Quando Quando Quando’ for a worldwide TV campaign for Fiat.

No, Tom is no ordinary DJ. He’s a true scientist, a self-proclaimed research freak who spends his life consuming information in the pursuit of authenticity, clarity and truth. Not just on music, but all his passions. From his love for innovative, simplistic design – he’s currently designing bespoke luxury villas in Italy and a domestic product to help mothers with newborn children – to his flare for fine food and wine. He even considered becoming a chef at point. Fortunately he didn’t, or dance music would be lacking one of its most unique, ardent, inventive ambassadors.

01. Tom Middleton – 10:10 [Toolroom Records]
02. Joe Goddard – Apple Bobbing (Four Tet Remix) [Greco Roman]
03. Tracey Thorn – Why Does The Wind (Andre Lodemann Remix) [Buzzin Fly]
04. Tensnake – Coma Cat [Defected]
05. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Last Day
06. Sebastian Tolk – The Sun [Einmusika Recordings]
07. Chase Buch – Monkey Drum [Fish Rec]
08. Tiefschwarz – The Whistler [Souvenir Music]
09. Christian Arenas – Feel The Night Feat. Tania Mashay (Les Bijoux (aka David Jones) & Aki Bergen Mix
10. Cassius – 99 Tim Green Remix [Cassius Records]


Tuesday Tunes: Jaytech

| July 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

In a world awash with carbon copy producers, 24-year-old James Cayzer aka Jaytech is a bright exception. Classically trained as a pianist and a perfectionist when it comes to programming, his unique blends of deep melodies and sunny electronic grooves are equally at home in the DJ sets of Sasha or Desyn Masiello as they are in the stadium headlining appearances of Above & Beyond.

Despite his relative youth, Jaytech’s prodigious creativity and prolific work rate (he started producing at just 14 and released his first track at 16) have seen him rise up as the most consistent artist on the popular Anjunadeep imprint — even releasing the label’s first full artist album through 2008’s ‘Everything Is Ok’ (“Lush, melodic and soaked in electronic groove – a crossover gem” **** -DJ Magazine), and hitting number one in the iTunes dance chart with his Anjunadeep 02 mix compilation in 2010. (“Compilation of the month **** -Mixmag.)

Cementing his position as one of the leading lights within deep, uplifting electronic music, Jaytech’s monthly mix show ‘Jaytech Music’ now airs on radio stations across the globe and is downloaded by thousands as a monthly podcast.  A window into his sound, it’s also the best place to hear Jaytech’s upcoming personal productions before anyone else.

Long chosen as the warm-up DJ of choice for Above & Beyond, Jaytech is now taking off as a headline DJ in his own right. Chosen to headline the Anjunadeep room at Anjunabeats’ flagship party at this year’s Miami WMC, he remains the number one headline DJ within the core Anjunadeep family.

Proof of his rising stock behind the turntables, a packed DJ diary has recently taken in dates at Ibiza’s Amnesia and Japan’s world-famous Womb. In the past year he has also traveled the vast corners of his Australian homeland with the Future Music Festival and taken his uplifting and perfectly paced sound on tour in America — both as support to Above & Beyond and on his own solo tours.

Often uplifting but never obvious, Jaytech is a force on an unstoppable rise right now. And his journey is only just beginning.

Can’t get to Ibiza this year? No problem – we’ve got you covered. This week’s Tuesday tunes is from a man that really needs no introduction, live from Amnesia in Ibiza – a club that really needs no introduction!


Tuesday Tunes: Ultra Nate

| July 6th, 2010 | No Comments »

Ever since Ultra released the internationally renowned deep house classic, “It’s Over Now” with the esteemed Basement Boys in 1989, Naté has been a perennial force in dance music. Considering the ephemeral nature of dance/electronica music (e.g. Hot today, gone tomorrow), Naté’s endurance attests to her musical acumen. She attributes solid songwriting and being a true artist, as opposed to an anonymous voice, to her longevity. “I’m a songwriter. I’ve written about 95 percent of my material,” Naté explains. “In that music, there’s a very specific personality that comes across, which really transcends the dance-floor moment and becomes a part of people’s lives.”

Rocking the decks for over five years at Deep Sugar (at the Paradox every 2nd Saturday) Ultra has secured gigs in Australia, Montreal, Brazil, the UK (at Ministry Of Sound, no less) and France, where she drops a regular radio mix on the respected dance station, Radio FG.


Tuesday Tunes: Latenta Project @ Gloss Cafe – St. Petersburg, Russia

| June 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »

This week we’re bringing back one of our favorite intelligent housey duos: the very talented Latenta Project.

Miki (Inox) Stefanoski and Dimce (Dido) Filiposki met 7 years ago, over a chat service talking about the music they both love. Now living in the same city a short distance from each other, many nights are spent in their home studio sharing ideas, creating tracks and mixes to be shared with anyone willing to listen.

Latenta Project tracks have been played and supported by Laurent Garnier, Luke Fair, Desyn Masiello, Demi, Ricky Ryan, 16Bit Lolitas, Leigh Morgan, Nacho Marco, Spiritchaser, Eelke Klein, Satoshi Fumi, Ross Couch, James Talk, Kosmas Epsilon, Manuel Tur, Dana Bergquist, Harry Peat, Steve Mill, Spin Science, Sebastian Davidson, Scope, Add2Basket, Tom Morgan, Mike Haddad just to name a few…

What was a dream of producing proper house music is now a reality. Their first track ‘Good Morning’ woke everyone up including Ricky Ryan who used it for his mixed compilation on Proton Radio two years ago. Since then their tracks have been signed to numerous labels including Plastic City, Proton Music, Sick Watona, Ready Mix, Deepology, Witty Tunes, Outside The Box Music, Cabrio Records, Body Rhythm Black etc.

Playing all over the Balkans from and even Dubai they are proving that a true passion can take you places. They both understand what it takes to move a crowd whether they are warming up for someone like Luke Fair or head-lining a full night set. “Its easy to select 20 peak-time bombs and play a 2 hour set but in a 5 or 6 hour set you really need to program the timing. Time and time again they have proved that their passion keeps the crowd not only attracted to the sounds bellowing out of the speakers but glued to the dance floor!


Tuesday Tunes: AN21

| June 15th, 2010 | No Comments »

Being the younger sibling of Steve Angello must come with its perks. Antoine Josefsson aka AN21 appeared out of nowhere in 2009 with two rather large collaborations with his brother, ‘Flonko’ and ‘Valodja’.

The cuts were two of the year’s biggest singles for the Size Records posse, and ‘Valodja’ in particular became something of an anthem for the Ibiza summer crowd, immediately teeing up the youngster for an international career. Since then, AN21 has quickly embedded himself in the Size family, gaining respect through association.

A production partnership with San Francisco DJ Max Vangeli, resident of the city’s long-running Ruby Skye venue, certainly shows signs of future fruition. The pair’s   progressive cut ‘Gama’ was recently included in Pete Tong’s Essential Countdown, and their mix of Steve Angello’s ‘Monday’ from late last year was a favourite amongst the share-o-sphere.


Tuesday Tunes: Jamie Lewis

| June 1st, 2010 | 2 Comments »

In 1985 Cem Berter aka Jamie Lewis made his first appearance as DJ on the swiss clubs circuits playing classic disco and Funk, but it wasn’t too long before he soon become heavily involved in the developing House music scene in the late eighties thanks to his love and passion for music. From 1987 to 2004 he owned one of the first and most famous record-shop of Switzerland (Dee Jay Service inWinterthur).

He produced his first records in 1992 for the Italian label UMM & in 1994 for the Canadian label Definive rec. (John Acquaviva).

In 1997 Jamie Lewis created his own record label Purple Music, recognized today as one of the most impressive house music label worldwide with artists, producers and remixers like Bob Sinclar, KOT, Sandy Rivera, Dimitri from Paris, Brian Tappert, DJ Pippi, Cerrone, Michelle Weeks, Lisa Millett, Michael Watford, Andrea Love, Jocelyn Brown, Alfred Azzetto, Luca Cassani, Panevino, Kemal a.m.m.
Jamie collaboration’s are not only the most appreciated house music artists but also pop and disco stars like Etienne de Crecy, The Weather Girls, Cerrone and Billie Ray Martin.

His most successfull productions «The light» and «Be thankful» with Michelle Weeks were accalaimed as the records of the WMC inMiami (2002 & 2005) granted him nominations at the UK «House Music Awards». His productions orremixes for «Hooked on you», «You are the one», «Not too Shabby», «Tatoo Woman» by Cerrone, «For you», «It’s over» and «It’s not over» with Michael Watford and «Give you» with Djaimin have been together some of the most plaid titles worldwide

Jamie’s main collaborations are with Defected, Mn2s, Yellow, Universal, Malligator, Salted, and Soulfuric. He mixed over 25 CD compilations incl. the serie Mykonos, Streetparade house, Waxwars, DJ Pippi & Jamie Lewis in the Mix, Defected International and his own serie «My girlfriend is out of Town» and he created  his own t-shirt collection «My Girlfriend is out of town» and «My Boyfriend is out of Town»to expand his business not only into the music branche. His Swiss residencies with the legendary «Purple Music Nights» take place every last Saturday of the month since 1997 at Kaufleuten (Zurich), and bi-monthly at Atlantis (Basel).


Tuesday Tunes: Syke n’ Sugarstarr

| May 18th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Syke n’ Sugarstarr – the name is synonymous with pure house music. Since the late 1990s the duo has crafted a whole series of worldwide club hits, firmly establishing them as top producers and DJs. In the dance scene they are renowned for their knack of setting new trends.

As well as a host of their own tracks, S’n'S have produced or remixed songs for numerous local and international acts over the past decade. They were behind the Disco Boys” megahit “For You” (which attained gold status) whilst Mousse T, Armand Van Helden, Incognito, Michael Gray and Barbara Tucker are among the many artists to have called upon the services of Syke n’ Sugarstarr.

S’n'S have certainly left their mark on the music industry – as a look at the list of labels they have worked with clearly demonstrates: Ministry Of Sound, Universal Music, Subliminal, Soulfuric, Swingcity, Southern Fried, Peppermint Jam and ,last but most definitely not least, Kontor Records. Germany`s leading dance label has signed an exclusive deal with Syke”n”Sugarstarr.

At the time of writing, “Danz” was setting the world`s dancefloors alight. Previewed at the Miami Winter Music Conference “07 the tune went on to be one of the Ibiza anthems for the summer. With their side project SE:SA the pair stormed into the UK Buzz Chart at #3   with “Like This Like That (Bonstair), enjoying support from the likes of Pete Tong. Syke”n”Sugarstarr were responsible for one of the biggest house tracks of 2006 – “Are You Watching Me, Watching You” (feat Alexandra Prince). Their first album was released as long ago as 2004 – “Best Of Syke”n”Sugarstarr”, a compilation of their finest productions and remixes. The tracklisting featured smash S”n”S hits like “Ticket 2 Ride” (Tikke Tikke, Ride Ride), “Release Your Mind” as well as Gadjo`s success “So Many Times”, which Serhat (aka SE:SA) co-produced.

The most appealing aspect of Syke’n'Sugarstarr is just how fresh they sound, both in their productions and their DJ’ing, which, as anyone who has seen them on the decks will know, is as diverse and experimental as their studio work. The best way to describe them would probably be as musical pioneers, which, in this age of copyists and covers merchants, is exactly what the world needs right now.

01. John Dahlback feat. Elodie “Bing0” (Original Syke’n'Sugarstarr Radio-Edit)
02. Funkerman feat. Ida Corr “Unconditional Love” (House For All Mix)
03. Hardsoul “NRG” (David Penn Remix)
04. Kings Of Tomorrow “Finally 2010” (Fox’n'Feel 2010 Bootleg)
05. Interactive “Who Is Elvis” (David Amo & Julio Navas Remix)
06. Pirupa “Blu”
07. Ron May “No Jazzz” (David Jones & Neuroxyde Remix / S’n'S Edit)
08. Lena Meyer-Landrut “Satellite” (Inpetto Remix)
09. Moby “Wait For Me” (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. James Talk & Ridney “Forever” (Syke’n'Sugarstarr Radio Edit)
11. The Prodigy “Omen” (Simmons & Machiavelli Bootleg)
12. Afrojack “Pacha On Acid”
13. Tim Berg “Bromance” (Avicii’s Aren@ Mix)
14. Syke’n'Sugarstarr & Alexandra Prince „So Alive“ (Michael Brun Remix)
15. Paul Kalkbrenner “Bengang“

Hat tip to our resident photo man @Smuncky for sending me this weeek’s Tuesday Tunes.