The week went by quickly but I still couldn’t get here fast enough. It’s Friday ya’ll!!
My musical life mate John Beaver and I have been working tirelessly on the Coachella 2019 mixes. This being our 15th year (let that marinate for a second)… 15th year producing and mixing these Coachella themed musical journeys, we wanted to do something a little bit special. We are releasing one mix per week until the festival. Our first release is the Coachella 2019 Underground Dance Artist Mix. This mix features a bunch of tech house, deep house and even techno and electronica that was best mixed with its own kind.
Our other three mixes will be the type of open format mixes that everyone has gotten used to over the years, and they will of course include electronic music as well.
So to wet your whistle please enjoy our first of four mixes while John Beaver and I get back to pounding out the other parts. Last time I looked we are at a total of over 250 minutes of music for this year.. that’s a lot of editing, mixing, fixing, listening, editing again, facepalms, triumphs, lots of laughs and many many many hours over Skype, as we’re doing the entire project while being over 5000 miles apart.
1. Dusky – All We Ever Needed
2. Dusky – Careless
3. Hot Since 82 Feat. Black Box – Somebody Everybody
4. Yotto – Aviate
5. Stephan Bodzin – Sungram
6. Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer (Hot Since 82 Rmx)
7. Hot Since 82 – Knee Deep In Louise
8. Kolsch – Liath
9. Patrice Baumel – Dum
10. Guy Gerber – What To Do
11. CamelPhat & Elderbrook – Cola
12. Cirez D Vs. Four Tet – Love Cry Glow (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
13. Dusky – Squeezer
14. CamelPhat Vs. The Weeknd Vs. Eats Everything – Can’t Feel The Dancing Constillations (John Beaver Mashup)
15. Gorgon City – Primal Call
16. Cirez D – On Off
17. Rufus Du Sol – Like An Animal (Yotto Rmx)
18. Dusky – Cold Heart
19. Ame – Rej
20. CHVRCHES – Leave A Trace (Four Tet Rmx)
21. CamelPhat & Cristoph Feat. Jem Cooke – Breathe
22. Thomas Radman & John Beaver – Let Me See
23. Kolsch – Talbot Moonface (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
24. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
Finally finally finally Friday! People, I’ve been m.i.a. with a nasty pinched nerve that immobilized me for the last three weeks. So I’m even happier than usual to be able to work on music again this weekend! Production on the Coachella Mixes has begun and helping me get back on my feet with her live house set this Weekend is Magentik Zu from Australia.
It’s awesome how people meet nowadays. John Beaver and I produce music and the annual Coachella Mixes together. John played in Australia. John met Magentik Zu. He talked about our track. She sent me a friend request and here we are 🙂
Magentik Zu does much more than just DJ and produce, though. She runs the ZuReal DJ website offering DJ classes of all kinds including lessons for our little future star DJs from age 7 and up. The website also serves as a platform for bringing DJs and events together. All in all a super effort that helps bind the music community, which in itself deserves its own feature.
BUT I also have some music for you. Check out this up-beat house mix, that has helped me wake up from my pain-coma. I’m posting the YouTube live recording as well as the SoundCloud version, because the video seems to be blocked in several countries, including mine. For those not fortunate enough to see Magnetik Zu perform live in the video below, check out and enjoy the SoundCloud link!
I’m off now to move my body like I haven’t moved it in the last three weeks, mainly get up, cook, clean, jam a little… you know, human stuff 😉
It’s late Friday night over here in Germany.. by the time I’m finished it’ll officially be Saturday. But I’m excited I waited because Shayan Darabi, Jason Victorine and Gentry Jones, aka. Phonic Youth just posted probably their first ever live 1-hour mix recording of a show they played recently at Ten15 Folsom in San Francisco for the Yotto Hyperfall Tour 2019.
The reason this is so exciting is because I’ve known Shayan for a very long time. In their early days we even came together for a collaboration and wrote a progressive house banger track called 5am.. over ten years ago. This track includes live guitar by Jason and vocals by Shayan. Still one of my personal favorites in my collection. Phonic Youth has really come a long way and they were already friggin good back then!
Here is a little taste of 5am though I have to say they’re sound has really matured a lot since:
I know that it must have been really exciting receiving the news to be playing at Ten15. I played there a few times myself in the upstairs house room. Those were some of the best shows of my career back then. So I want to send out my sincerest congratulations on getting yet another step further and will dedicate this week’s Finally Friday to never stop taking these steps!
And now please chill or groove or full on dance to this Phonic Youth deep house set, recorded live at Ten15 Folsom in San Francisco, CA.
This is such a dope Friday mix. DJ Denise brings it with her brand new, hot out the oven electro, tech house, techno mix. It reminds me of so many Fridays and Saturdays in my life. So many nights in Berlin. So many after parties in San Francisco and LA.. this mix is gonna be an instant classic in my driving rotation! Denise is being featured for the second time on Finally Friday and you won’t regret checking out everything she’s got. She hails from the Bay and therefore represents many things I stood and still stand for. The scene slightly out of reach for me nowadays but mixes and connections like this make me feel like I’m home!
…and I’m gonna have to snag some of these tracks too… this shit is straight fire, guuuuurl! 😉
Check out this tracklist and the mix right along with it!
Denise, maybe one day we’ll be able to play a show together again. This sound would kill over here in Germany!
1. Chris Lake x Walker & Royce – Dance With Me
2. Riva Starr & Green Velvet – Keep Pushin’ (Harder)
3. Breaking Beattz – Ghetto Funk
4. PEZNT & Born I Music – Breakfast
5. Mihalis Safras & Green Velvet – Poze
6. Nick Olivetti & Heartlybeats feat. KE – Bang Low
7. Bart B More & Das Kapital – Hit the Club
8. OMNOM – Fo Free
9. Chris Lake & Green Velvet – Deceiver
10. Mihalis Safras & Green Velvet feat. Shamonique – Sauce
11. ZDS feat. KE – Sweat
12. Bhaskar, Kohen – Put Your Number
13. Jameson – Guess The Rest
14. Jack Beats – The Remedy
It’s finally Friday again… and I’m battling a cold lol. So I really enjoyed this mix by my old musical colleague Controlwerk. I had the honor of releasing a few of his tracks on my labels a couple of years ago. It’s always a pleasure working with him. His productions are of exquisite quality which makes this mix even more special because the entire track selection consists of Controlwerk originals. It’s deep, it’s tech, it’s progressive… it’s the right vibe for me to chug through this cold. 🙂
I’m looking forward to possible future collaborations. Rock on, Jakub!
01. Radiant Hearts
02. We Are Faded
06. Watching the Sunrise
08. Inner Space
09. Nothing Matters
Controlwerk tracks are available here or where ever you download music.
Here is to knocking this cold out by sunday! cheers, RDMN
With Coachella right around the corner and the 2019 Coachella Mixes in the works with John Beaver, everything I see and hear reminds me of those festival weekends. My compadre Dariio posted this link to Justice Live at Glastonbury on his facebook page and although their sound has matured since I saw them for the first time at Coachella over 10 years ago, it sure fuckin brings me back!
Justice has inspired me so much over the years. They introduced a sound I had never heard before and it pushed me to find new sounds, mixes, mashups, sets, rules and just keep going with my music. No one has brought grimey electro glitch and distorted sounds together and end up with mainstream results like they have.
So here is to a unique, off the wall, glitchy, melodic weekend, everyone!
Happy Friday and a Happy New Year for that matter… welcome to the first Finally Friday of 2019! Let’s jump right in. I’m starting off with my long time homeboy Formless from the California quasi-north and his new drum and bass mix called Turn n’ Burn.
I’ve been into drum and bass again lately and started a lot of production projects in that direction. I was really looking forward to this mix when I heard Zach was working on it and it’s been my jam all day… maybe it’ll be the weekend anthem? 😉