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.Β 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.Β 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.

cheers, RDMN

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. πŸ™‚

I’m looking forward to possible future collaborations. Rock on, Jakub!

Tracklist:
01. Radiant Hearts
02. We Are Faded
03. Immerse
04. London
05. Only
06. Watching the Sunrise
07. Planet
08. Inner Space
09. Nothing Matters
10. Borderline

Controlwerk tracks are available here or where ever you download music.

Here is to knocking this cold out by sunday! cheers, RDMN

It’s Friday again!! One more week until my holiday time starts. These past few weeks I’ve been really into drum and bass again as can be seen on my Instagram Story GIF Dance Battles… and so how luck was I when I put my feelers out and Elbereth, an old DJing colleague dropped me a link to her drum and bass mix ‘Bass Requiem’ which at the time of writing has 2970 plays! Let’s reach that 3K!

Bruh, I was jammin home from work through those Bavarian villages at what felt like double speed, blasting this mix and turning heads so hard grandpas be losin their hat feathers n shit. A definite recommendation from me for this weekend. Hopefully it won’t end es fast as it started!

By the way show this girl some love if you have any connection to her at all. She’s recently been diagnosed with chronic TMJ issues and it’s tearing at her. I’m sure she’d appreciate any and all kinds of kindness right about now. Elbereth and I weren’t close friends back in the day, but we DJd some of the same shows, though and anyone from that part of my life, from that part of the scene is family to me, no questions asked… and she’s a fuckin awesome DJ who will bring it if bringing needs to be brought.

Now go fuck up your weekend with this mix πŸ˜€

Cheers, RDMN

 

1. Intro by Elbereth
2. All Out by Killer Hertz
3. Panzer by Dimension
4. Outlaw Renegade by Drumsound & Bassline Smith
5. Chocker by State of Mind
6. Cold Crush by Rene LaVice
7. Collider (The Upbeats Remix) by Noisia
8. Caterpillar (feat. Virus Syndicate) by Black Sun Empire
9. Nobody But You (feat. Jem Cooke) [Tantrum Desire Remix] by Delta Heavy
10. Sphere by Gydra
11. Teddy’s Song by Teddy Killerz
12. Full Tilt by Cruk
13. Infinity by DC Breaks
14. Tweakers (feat. Ryme Tyme) by Mob Tactics
15. Red Blocks by Juno
16. Cyborg (feat. BMotion) by Cyantific
17. The Day Is My Enemy (Bad Company UK Remix) by The Prodigy
18. Small Steps (Original Mix) by Document One
19. Masochist (Original Mix) by Pendulum

 

Mix Mastered by: Austin X

Holla if it’s Friday where you live! My Xmas vacation time is coming up so fast now I can hardly concentrate at work at the moment. I’m feeling that straight up house music this weekend and I enlisted my good friend Carlos AlfonzoΒ to bring the heat with his mix called Deep into the Zone.

Carlos and I played at a lot of the same shows back in the day in the Bay and Sacramento Area and if I can say anything about him at all it’s that he personifies a mantra our scene used to like to live by: Peace, Love, Unity and Respect. Always awesome and helpful during shows. Plus he’s never disappointed as a DJ either, one that started in the old school and adapted perfectly to the current digital age. On top of that he’s a multi-released producer on labels such as:

Tech Asylum Recordings
Chicago based Traxmen Records
Harlots & Hustlers
Fierce Animal Recordings
Elikonas Records
Tech-Asylum Recordings
Mini Coffee Records
Ammo Recordings
Tree House Tribe Records
Blue Orb Records

Although we haven’t mixed it up at the same shows since my exile 6 years ago, I’m pretty sure this is one of those situations where if you meet again a decade later you’re still cool and chill with each other like you just played a show last weekend.

Brother, if you need a little tour of Germany one day don’t forget to hit me up while you’re here πŸ™‚

Now, let’s enter the weekend proper:

If I learned anything this weekend it’s that I can celebrate it finally being Friday even when it’s saturday already… kinda like a belated celebration. Last week I had to skip out on my weekly post due to a work convention. Yes, I know it’s unbelievable. I do have to work even though I’m running this lucrative blog. Sorry to have to shatter that image of me πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

So this Friday I just had to go back to Dariio and his latest appearance at the Pancakes and Booze festival. The house music and the mixing are so solid I just couldn’t leave work without blasting it on the way home. Turning Bavarian heads has become a Friday pastime and Dariio is definitely helping with my endeavour.

If you get a chance go check out my man over on Choon for some crypto-based streaming fun:

https://choon.co/artists/dariiomusic/

And now to the mix itself. Don’t bounce off the walls now, ya hear?

Cheers, RDMN

Boy, if these syncopated and grimey sounds don’t reflect how my week has been going then I don’t know what will. BUT it’s friggin Friday and I’m celebrating with another home slice from the Cali DJ days: Formless

We met at a ranchero rave about ten years ago. Such a polite and respectful fellow musician and a dope ass DJ on top of it all. For the past years I’ve been checking out his mixes and one thing I noticed each time is that he was playing music I’ve never heard before.. pretty much every single time and this has always stuck with me.

Today we’re gonna check out a double feature of West Coast Bass. I could lean in and call it trap but I won’t πŸ˜€ … Back when I was DJing in California, Formless and I played similar styles. He’s always been playing all kinds of music but at the electro shows I played at he also played electro as far as I can remember. It’s interesting to see how our styles morphed over the years (and with the location). I tend to be playing tech house and deep house nowadays and he has become even more versatile never sticking to a strict four to the floor beat. These two mixes are a perfect example of how unconventional Formless can get in constructing his live sets. Awesome job, man. At some points in your mixes I didn’t even know what was happening anymore… πŸ˜€

I am almost certain that the next mix he’s going to come out with is going to be a completely different genre, maybe even one we haven’t heard of yet.

Now stomp out this weekend with these mixes. Tracklists are below.

cheers, RDMN

Part 1

Tracklist:
1. Champagne Drip- Axis Mundi
2. William- Three Quarter Pants
3. Isqa- Hugs and Hexagons
4. Flux Pavilion- Youve got to Know (Champagne Drip rmx)
5. Voodoo x Mercy (KRANE edit)
6. Gnar Gnar- Monument
7. Champagne Drip- Hot Pot
8. Hex Cougar- Sleepwalking
9. What So not- Beautiful (Zeke Beats rmx)
10. Isqa- Counter Clockwork
11. KRANE- Titan
12. Clockvice- Chokehold
13. WAKA x CRNKN- No Hands (ye. flip)
14. “Cruise Control”
15. Chee- Rude
16. 12th Planet & SPL- Lootin (Champagne Drip rmx)
17. Protohype- Check
18. Conrank- Mad in Here
19. Creaky Jackals- High Frequency
20. G Jones- Collision Course
21. Awaltalk- Sober Dreams
22. G Jones- In Your Head
23. Minnesota- Final Frontier
24. Eliminate- Champagne
25. Bro Safari x Dion Timmer- Proper (AMF rmx)
26. Xilent- The X
27. Mr. Bill x Au5 x Vorso- Inner Face (Vorso rmx)
28. Jantsen- Badboy Sound
29. Kai Watchi- Demons (Liquid Stranger rmx)
30. Eliminate- Haunt Me
31. Tha Trickaz- Hood Bodega (Plain Sight rmx)
32. NGHTMRE- Another Dimension(YOOKIE rmx)
33. Sayer- Sonar
34. Conrank x Dirt Monkey- BLT
35. Champagne Drip- Argent Energy
36. Mat Zo x Kill The Noise- Got The Love
37. Revazz- Tilted
38. Clockvice- Breaking Mirrors
39. Dua Lipa- Be The One (KRANE rmx)

Part 2

Tracklist:
1. Loose Ends x Hotline Bling (Ookay rmx) x Hustlin [KRANE edit]
2. MYRNE- Lyra
3. Graves x KRANE- Spells
4. Sayer x Ethan Glass- Energy
5. Ekali x TYNAN x Heckler- Blood Moon
6. Bounce Back (Vanic rmx)
7. “Escape”
8. MYRNE- Alters
9. Robotaki- Limbo
10. Vorso- Cephalopod
11. MEMBA- O.D.
12. Inverness x Creepa- Up
13. ATLiens- Alchemy
14. Freddy Todd- Air Bread
15. Troyboi- Flamez (Alexander Lewis flip)
16. ye.- Americana (hlsy flip)
17. Chee- Get Hot (G Jones rmx)
18. Bro Safari- Collisions
19. Vorso- Midnight Sun
20. G Jones- Understanding The Possibility
21. Clockvice- Ink
22. Ion Driver- Limbo (Clockvice x Vorso rmx)
23. LEVITATE- Shatter
24. “Down Low”
25. Bassnectar- Chromatek
26. What So Not- Trust (MYRNE rmx)
27. Noer The Boy- Slither
28. RL Grime- Era (Inverness rmx)
29. Ivy Lab- Cake
30. Vorso- Needle (VIP)
31. Culprate x Scope- Blowfish
32. HOLLY x Purge- Catalyze
33. Codes- Boom Bapps (Craze rmx)
34. Clockvice- Egofeeder
35. Vorso- Commanded
36. Eliminate- House Party
37. Vorso- The Imperative
38. Champagne Drip- Deckard
39. Vorso- Tesla
40. Droptek- Smog
41. Chee- Spoken
42. Kursa- Watch Me
43. Wingz- I Got (Vorso rmx)
44. Babylon (anti-negative flip)
45. Mr. Carmack ft. Adam Vida- I’m Juiced

This Friday I’m going to celebrate the weekend remotely with my good friend, old DJ Partner, High School buddy, Shenanigan Champ.. John Beaver. He’s cruisin the Groove Cruise at the moment so I’m going to share a taste of that with you. He created a Groove Cruise themed brand new mix including our new track Let Me See. Check out both below!

And now to John Beaver and his Groove Cruise mix.

Happy Sailing, buddy!

 

Tracklist:

1. Grube & Hovsepian Feat. Captain Jason Beukema – Groove Cruise 2018 Palermo Artist Intro (John Beaver’s Set To Sail Smashup)
2. Duke Dumont Feat. Jax Jones – I Got U (Orig. Vs MK John Beaver Edit)
3. Thomas Radman & John Beaver – Let Me See
4. Shiba San & Green Velvet – Chance
5. Sheppard Feat. Benny Benassi Vs. Shiba San – Edge Of The Okay NIght (John Beaver Mashup)
6. Laidback Luke Feat. Bright Lights Vs. Shelco Garcia & Teenwolf – XXX Paradise (John Beaver Mashup)
7. Felix Cartal & Kaskade – Fakin It (Hook N Sling Rmx)
8. Shelco Garcia & Teenwolf X Wanden – ALways Love
9. Benny Benassi Feat. Gary Go & Laidback Luke Vs. Cazztek Feat. Goshfather – Cinema Came To Get Funky (John Beaver Mashup)
10. Offaiah – Trouble
11. Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive Won’t Look Back (Orig. Vs. Dub John Beaver Mashup)
12. Cosmic Gate – Body Of COnfict (Cosmic Gate Club Rmx)
13. Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani & Green Velvet – Space Date
14. Sofi Tukker – Drinkee (Secondcity Rmx)
15. MK & Becky Hill – Piece Of Me
16. Loud Luxury Feat. Chus Ceballos Vs. Benassi Bros Feat Sandy – Body Illusion (John Beaver Mashup)
17. Felix Cartal – Get What You Give
18. Cosmic Gate Vs. Axwell Vs. Benny Benassi Feat. Chris Brown – Beautiful People Get Up In The AIr (John Beaver Mashup)
19. Duke Dumont Vs. MK – Real Love At 17 (John Beaver Mashup)
20. Laidback Luke & Tujamo Vs. Martin Solveig & GTA Vs. Eric Morillo & Eddie Thoneick Feat. Shawnee Taylor – Live Your Life On The Groove Cruise (John Beaver Groove Cruise 2016 Anthem)
21. Scotty Boy – This Girl Is Back & Forth
22. Shiba San Vs. Benny Benassi Vs. Duke Dumont – 100% Satisfied With Your Booty (John Beaver Mashup)
23. Cosmic Gate Feat. J’Something – Over The Rainbow
24. Dean Mason Vs. Grenn Velvet – Jaguar La La Land (John Beaver Mashup)
25. Benny Benassi Feat. Kelis & APL & Jean-Baptiste Vs. Offaiah – Private Spaceship Show (John Beaver Mashup)
26. Cosmic Gate Feat. Eric Lumiere – Falling Back
27. Cazztek Vs. Offaiah – Private Launch Show (John Beaver Mashup)
28. Outkast – Ms. Jackson (Goshfather & Jinco Twerk Weapon)
29. Two Friends – Bandaid
30. John Beaver & Durty – Youth Of A Nation

 

Photo Credit: Johnny Edge