The weekend is here! And guess what just slid into my inbox hot off the press.. the Sahara Tent live recorded mix by John Beaver and Durty at #Coachella. This should round up and close off the Coachella chapter this year and what a way to end it. One mashup after another.. and all of it on the new Sahara Tent stage. Good job guys!

Check out the link below or download the mix on www.coachellamixes.com

Now let’s have this mix take us into and beyond this weekend. Party on Garth!

cheers, RDMN

TRACKLIST:
1. Tiesto Vs. One Republic Vs. Jason Durelo – If I lose Myself In Paradise WOW (John Beaver Intro Mashup)
2. Maddix Vs. Zedd, Maren, Morris Grey vs TJR & VINAI – Lose Control In The Middle (Hardwell Mashup)
3. Calvin Harris & Rag ‘n’ Bone Man Vs. Laidback Luke & Tujamo – Giant Sax (John Beaver Mashup)
4. Retrovision Vs. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa & Brooks – Found You Scared To Be Lonely (John Beaver & Durty Mashup)
5. Gryffin Feat. Katie Pearlman – Nobody Compares To You (Kap Slap Vs. Orig Beaver & Durty Edit)
6. Jeff Retro Vs. Axwell, Laidback Luke, Angello & Ingrosso Feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The Isle Of Man Behind (John Beaver Mashup)
7. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Vs. Avicii – Something Just Like Levels
8. Hardwell & Afrojack Feat. Mc Ambush Vs. Harold Faltermeyer – Hands Up Axel F (W & W Mashup)
9. David Guetta Vs. Brooks – Titanium Lynx (John Beaver & Durty Remash)
10. Fisher Feat. Dave Winnel Vs. Oliver Heldens Vs. Oasis Vs. Justice – We Are Losing The Gecko On The Wonderwall (John Beaver Mashup)
11. Bassjackers Vs. Calvin Harris Feat. John Newman – Blame the Fever (Durty and John Beaver Mashup)
12. Antoine Delvig Vs. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Disciples (Axwell Mashup)
13. Martin Garrix & Brooks, David Guetta Vs. Sander Van Doorn Vs. Adele – Rolling The Koko Like I Do (Durty and John Beaver Mashup)
14. Jauz & Ephwurd Vs. Chris Lake – Rock The Sundown Party (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
15. David Guetta & Showtek Feat. Vassy Vs. Armin van Buuren – Bad Blah Blah Blah (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs. David Guetta Two Is One Mashup)
16. Post Malone Vs. Tujamo Vs. Eurthmics Vs. Afrojack – Lionheart Booty Bounce Dreams Better Now (John Beaver Mashup)
17. Camelphat Vs. Major Lazor Vs. Daft Punk Feat. Zedd – One More Pon De Cola (Beaver Edit)
18. The Chainsmokers Vs. Don Diablo & Matt Nash Vs. Ellie Goulding – This Burning Starlight Feeling (John Beaver Mashup)
19. Prodigy Vs. Slushii Vs. Zedd Feat. D-Sab – Breathe Clarity Up (John Beaver & Durty Mashup)
20. Blackpink Vs. J. Balvin & Willy William Feat. Cedric Gervais – Mi Gente Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
21. Darude V. David Guetta & Chris Willis Vs. Bon Jovi – Sandstorm Love On A prayer Is Gone (Daivd Guetta Live Mashup)
22. Calvin Harris & Disciples Vs. Dzeko & Riggi & Piros – How Deep is Your Anthem (Durty and John Beaver Mashup)
23. Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha Vs. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper Feat. Ron Reeser – A Star Is Born In The Name Of (John Beaver & Durty Mashup)
24. Bastille Feat. Audien Vs. Dj Snake -Pompelli Middle (John Beaver Mashup)
25. Post Malone Vs Porter Robinson Vs. 3lau – Language Falls Apart (John Beaver Mashup)
26. Zedd Feat. Empire Of The Sun Vs. Ummet Ozcan – Raise Your Hands Alive
27. Afrojack & David Guetta Vs. Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding Vs. Dj Khaled Feat. Snoop Dogg & T-Pain – All I Do is Sweat Outside (John Beaver Mashup)

Welcome to the weekend.
It seems a bit weird to mention myself in the title by name. I decided to go with it for SEO reasons. Otherwise feel free to read it as

“Finally Friday Tech House with myself” πŸ˜€

I’m still stuck in a slight one-week nostalgia. Last weekend I spent my birthday in Berlin. I met up with lots of old friends and hit up a couple of late night spots. The harder techno still isn’t really my cup of tea but I found my musical oasis in the tech house scene and I needed to represent with one of my own mixes. Inspired by the first party I went to I called this mix Basement Party… no frills or ethereal names πŸ˜€

Have a listen and groove on through the weekend. Cheers RDMN.

1. Boys Noize – Starchild feat. Polica (Reprise Intro Edit)
2. Martin Ikin – No No (Original Mix)
3. Gorgon CIty – Lick Shot (Extended Mix)
4. Mihalis Safras – Love Away (Original Mix)
5. Anti Up – Pizza (Extended Mix)
6. Chris Lake, Walker & Royce – Dance With Me (Original Mix)
7. Chris Lake – Turn Off The Lights feat. Alexis Robert (Extended Mix)
8. FISHER (OZ) – Stop It (Original Mix)
9. CamelPhat – Drop It (Original Mix)
10. Agoria – You’re Not Alone (Solomun Remix)
11. Thomas Radman, John Beaver – Let Me See (Original Mix)
12. Samu.l – Around You (Original Mix)
13. The Shapeshifters – Lola’s Theme Recut (Superlover Remix)
14. Start The Party – I Feel Love (Kevin McKay Remix)

Friday is here! The word Friday is synonymous to the word Freedom to me, say it isn’t so!
It’s a very late Friday night here in Berlin… well for Berlin standards it’s actually time to start going out. But I just finished an 8 hour drive, which I can cross off my list of fun things to do this weekend, so I’ll be going out for my birthday tomorrow.

Tonight I want to get into the Berlin mood and I’m going to do this with Marc Eisenberg, who I met on Instagram, as a matter of fact. He DJs and promotes and organizes events. He’s a resident at Feier Bekenntnis Berlin and if I read it right he actually runs that show. I truly hope we can network further in the future to help me on my road back to my hometown Berlin.

The mix I’m going to feature is great driving music and it’s not mindless techno.. this mix is full of intelligent track selection and he blows through a variety of techno sub genres. It’s definitely a cool listen!

I’m gonna rock this weekend, how about you guys?

After last weeks thump and grime and distortion I want to share one of my favorite mixes from my early mentor, and one of the best producers I’ve ever met, J. Scott G. He manages to bring sophistication into that “Rock Out” feeling! I coined the genre “Electronica” because it’s not all house and electro but includes breaks as well. We met through John Beaver back in the day when Scott was still part of Deepsky, an electronic live band with lots of live percussion resulting in a tendency towards breakbeat arrangements. They’re shows varied with the setup. Sometimes it was just Jason and him and at other shows an entire band would show up… including a live flute as I’ve experienced back at a Hollywood party.

Scott immediately opened up to a young me, an aspiring producer looking for any and all the help he could get. I will never forget how he busted out two empty CDs after their show (Yes CDs, it was 2004-ish) and filled them with DAWs, VSTs and Samples and told me:

“If you can’t make music with this, you can’t make music.”

That same night he also told me the following piece of advice that’s still holy to me:

“If you start a new project and it’s not kickin after 8 tracks, scrap it and start over.”

This happened the very first time we met after a Deepsky show in San Francisco.

We’ve managed to stay in touch, had lots of exciting moments since and even met up in 2012 in Berlin to explore the night life. Unfortunately, I was unable to meet up with him on his last Eurotrip but I’m sure there will be a next one and I’m making it a point to organize a little reunion.

Scott is currently involved in the projects Summer Channel and the thousand-voice-choir-project Qisvara.

Anyways, enough about all that. Like I mentioned this mix can be blasted in the car or listened to while cooking dinner. I did both this Friday. I feel it’s important for me to musically educate my neighbors with the help of the volume knob and these mixes I post. Now check out the last mix you’ll ever need.

Cheers, RDMN

Track Listing:

1. Intro [0:00]
2. Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange (feat. Kerry Leva) – In And Out Of Phase [1:39]
3. Hybrid – Numb (Hybrid Kill City Sounds Remix) [11:09]
4. Meat Katie & Chevy One – When You’re Dead [14:24]
5. Seb Dhaje – Go Down [20:15]
6. Soundprank/Proff/Frank Sinatra – Lady Rotation (J. Scott G. Mashup) [26:57]
7. Pryda – Allein [32:04]
8. Sergey Tkachev & Alexy Sonar/Blake Lewis/John O’Callaghan/Charlie Chaplin – Find The Great Spiral Touch (J. Scott G. Mashup) [35:54]
9. Au5 – Tendril [43:04]
10. Andy Page & Phil K./Neelix/Guy J – Get To Fly Your Galaxy (J. Scott G. Mashup) [46:56]
11. Deenk/Adam Freeland/J. Scott G. vs. Imprintz & Kloe/Meat Katie – Only You Can Battlefunk In Your Mind & Soul (J. Scott G. Mashup) [56:09]
12. Au5 & Fractal/Queen/Kaskade – Turn Down The Secret Radio (J. Scott G. Mashup) [60:41]
13. Bluescreen/Dilemn/POD/Loadstar – Past The Undercover Boom (J. Scott G. Mashup) [63:05]
14. Asking Alexandria/Celldweller/Chase & Status/Hybrid/August Rush – Break The Lesson In Time (J. Scott G. Mashup) [70:18]
15. Outro [74:13]

“Samples from August Rush, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Here Comes The Boom, The Great Dictator, Perfume, V For Vendetta and anywhere else I could find something inspiring.” – J. Scott G.

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

For my Friday drive home I was looking through my mixcloud favs, because I felt like listening to some solid house music and I came across my old friendΒ DJ Denise and Comfort Beats v2. Dude, I was jackin through this tiny bavarian town like it was Blossom Hill Rd. People left and right wearing lederhosen (this is not a joke) looking at me like I’m stupid.. and I kept driving, volume up, bumpin all the way home. I felt like I was back in Cali for a minute.

Denise and I crossed paths many times back in my Bay Area days. She DJd a lot more than I did but we ran into each other here and there. I also released a remix on her label when I was still living there. All in all, always good vibes with her and a solid connection I’m glad I’ve made.

Anyways, this is the mix that got me all hyped for my Friday and now I’m off into the weekeeeeeeeeeeeend with my favorite kind of D!

cheers RDMN

There it is again.. Friday! We keep making it πŸ™‚
This time I have another soundcloud clip for you guys. This is a very special friend of mine from my old music days in the wild wild west. Eve Falcon, awesome DJ, hot as hell and wife of Jason Blum, one half of the live electronic act Deepsky from back in the day. So many memories and connections have been created in my life after meeting Jason and Scott from Deepsky. Eve is one of them. She has such a mature sound and scratches my progressive/deep house itch in just the right way.

If you like this mix, feel free to show your support by purchasing the mix including the individual tracks:Β www.beatport.com/release/evocative-043/2243521

‘Evocative’ airs every 2nd Tuesday of the month on Proton Radio
2pm ET /11am PT / 7pm UTC
Check it out here:Β www.protonradio.com/show.php?showid=644

Alright, I’m gonna let this mix carry me into the weekend… I suggest you do the same.

Much love Eve. Miss all you guys!

cheers RDMN

 

Tracklist:

Freedo Mosho – Back to the Woods (Luis Junior Remix) [Electronic Groove Records]
GMJ – Push Through (Andrea Cassino Remix) [Proton Music]
R. Fentz – Disbelief [Nie Wieder Schlafen]
GMJ – Tripswitch (Kosmas Remix) [Particles]
Michael A – Aura Tears (Proton Music)
Filtergeist – Kinaray [Qilla Records]
Antrim – Carnatica (Kamilo Sanclemente Remix) [Or Two Strangers]
GuyRo – Illuminate (East CafΓ© Remix) [Balkan Connection]
Robert Solheim – Ferga [Pangea Recordings]