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
First of all a very Happy New Year to all of you. I don’t start work until next week so there won’t be any cruising, blasting music through Bavarian villages on my way home today. Besides, it’s freezing outside and we’re covered in a blanket of snow.
So it really warms me up thinking about the desert nights in Southern California, specifically the Coachella Music Festival. As many of you probably already know, the line up dropped a couple of days ago, which means it’s go time for John Beaver and me. We really want to get the 2019 mixes out early this year to give all of you enough time to enjoy them and us enough time to promote them.
This is a very special Coachella Mix year for us. Not only is it our 15th annual mix but in 2018 we signed a contract with Golden Voice allowing us to use their font, style, CI, etc. and basically be affiliated with them officially. Which consequently allowed us to build a new website with all of our past mixes on them. You can now go to www.coachellamixes.com and download everything from 2007 – 2018. Since we are now contractually obligated to maintain a certain level of quality I have decided not to include the 2005 and 2006 mixes. Please contact me directly if you are interested in these mixes for nostalgic reasons 🙂
It’s been a few weeks since we finished the mixes for this year. Coachella itself seemed to have been a success and the mixes we made were well received. After 14 years I’m glad to see that each year these mixes increase in quality. What started out as me recording John’s records back in 2004 has now become a full production mashup mix.. and it’s dope as hell!
In those final weeks of rushing to meet our deadline (usually a CD-release party John is playing) I used every single free minute to polish the mashups, mixes, transitions and remixes of the project. In the last two years it even exhausted me to a point of getting sick for a week once my stress chemistry in my body shuts down. It’s no big deal.. it kinda proves to me how much energy I put into the whole thing and in the overall picture it’s satisfying to be part of this and add so much to the creation of these mixes.
John and I have become a really good team considering we’ve been working at a distance of about 10,000 miles for the last six years (The reason for this is an entire story in itself, which I’m not quite ready to share so publicly, yet). We still make it work and the results speak for themselves.
Check the intro of the first of two mixes this year:
Next year will be our 15th anniversary and I’m sure we’ll be doing the regular mixes plus a special anniversary mix… I just hope we start way earlier next time.. I’m trying to get through one of these without a complete crash afterwards 😀