2020 started off good and is going pretty strong after my 2019 was a year full of trials, injuries and chronic pain. All this is behind me and although the world is flipping out over the Corona Virus, I am here to update you on the musical aspects of my life.

First of all, I reanimated Tiefhaus Records with its first release in a while by Raw Mean called “Sunrise”

Check it out on Spotify:

Support us with a purchase on Beatport:
https://www.beatport.com/release/sunrise/2835858

 

On the way:

I also have a new song coming out on March 20th. When John Beaver and I met up in Berlin on his European vacation we got inspired and wrote this monster in the hotel room after a club night. I spent the last year fine tuning the track while John tested it in countles sets. As of this writing the track isn’t released yet but you can check it out on soundcloud and actually pre-order it on Beatport! πŸ™‚

Pre-Order:
https://www.beatport.com/release/let-me-see/2874608

 

Coachella Mix News

Everyone has already heard the news. The festival has been postponed because of the Virus. John and I are going to continue working on the mixes as scheduled but will probably release them right before the new festival dates. As this caught us by suprise as well, we’re still deciding on how exactly to go about it.

At this point I just want to take the chance and thank everyone for their continued support! Cheers! RDMN.

A warm Hello! to all my Friday worshippers,

It is Coachella weekend #2 and I’m gonna keep it going with the Coachella themed mixes. This time I want to feature a mix by Michael Milano. This is his 6th annual Coachella mix. His mix is pretty much 100% full of mashups and also only includes tracks and samples from the Coachella 2019 lineup. I’ve done sample and mashup mixes before and I know it takes a ton of effort, patience and time to get it right. I’m happy to have come across Michael’s mixes. He’s been nothing but a supporter of ours in the past and I really appreciate that.

And to those asking me why I would promote other Coachella Mixes I can only say this:

The Coachella experience to me was always about connecting with people who are also on a Coachella journey. Even if that journey is an inherently different one for each of us, it does bring us together and gives us the ability to share these experiences with each other and grow. That’s why I felt like sharing Michael’s Coachella Mix journey today. I think artists grow faster when they grow together. Please show his mix, which peaked at the friggin 18th spot on the global Pop charts on Mixcloud, some love:

And if you’re still thirsty for more Coachella 2019 mixes, feel free to check out the mixes John Beaver and I made this year on www.coachellamixes.com or on my mixcloud account @ mixcloud.com/thomasradman

To everyone at Coachella and everyone wishing they could attend, I’m super excited to be part of this group of people who create these mixes for your trips to and from Coachella.. or just for listening at home or in the car to anywhere.. This is my 15th year producing these and it’s been a fun challenge each year and I really hope to see all of you and people like Michael next year again, bringing the same heat!

cheers, RDMN

It is finally here! Not just another Friday but the first day of Coachella, but not only that. All the mixes are finished! All the 5am Skype sessions and weeks of nothing but production finally paid off. This Friday I present to you all four of our 2019 Coachella Mixes!

Bonus Mix:

If you’re not able to attend Coachella take these mixes as the next best thing. If you ARE going then have an awesome time, see some awesome acts and make some awesome friends… and if you have some extra time go check out John Beaver:

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Below you’ll find the track lists.. over 200 sampled tracks, by the way πŸ˜‰
All of our Coachella Mixes can be found on www.coachellamixes.com

cheers, RDMN

COACHELLA MIX 1 TRACKLIST:
1. Ariana Grande Vs. Childish Gambino – Break Free From America (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
2. Lizzo – Juice
3. Bob Moses – Back Down
4. BLACKPINK – Ddu-Du Ddu-Du
5. J. Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente (NGHTMRE Rmx)
6. J. Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente
7. Ariana Grande Vs. Gesaffelstein – Step On It It’s A Pursuit (John Beaver and Thomas Radman Mashup)
8. A R I Z O N A Feat. Don Diablo – Take Her Place
9. Dj Snake Feat. Lil Jon & Dillon Francis – Get Low Turn Down For What (John Beaver Mashup)
10. Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey Vs. Weezer – The Middle Island In The Sun (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
11. Gryffin Feat. Katie Pearlman – Nobody Compares To You
12. Ariana Grande Vs. Dj Snake Feat. Bipolar Sunshine – Into Your Middle (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
13. Bob Moses – Heaven Only Knows
14. Agoria Feat. Blase – You’re Not Alone
15. POLO & PAN – Dorothy
16. Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel
17. Ariana Grande Vs. Gesaffelstein – OPR Problem (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
18. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
19. Janelle Monae – Crazy, Classic, Life
20. Nora En Pure Feat. Ashibah – We Found Love
21. Walker & Royce Feat. Dances With White Girls – Take Me To Your Leader
22. Chris Lake & Walker & Royce – Dance With Me
23. Dillon Francis Feat. G-Easy – Say Less (Gorgon City Rmx)
24. Idris Elba & MK – Mike
25. Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Nothing Better
26. Fisher – Crowd Control
27. Thomas Radman & John Beaver Vs. Kid Cudi – Let Me See Day β€˜N’ Nite (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
28. Beauz & John Beaver Vs. Diplo & Mark Ronson Presents Silk City – New Age Electricity (John Beaver Mashup)
29. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
30. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Thomas Radman Outro Remix)

COACHELLA MIX 2 TRACKLIST:
1. Zedd Feat Alessia Cara Vs. Ariana Grande – Stay Breathin (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
2. Dj Snake – Magenta Riddim
3. Ookay – Better Off
4. Ariana Grande Vs. Gesaffelstein – Hate Or Glory Touch It (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
5. Janelle Monae Feat Grimes – Pynk
6. Khalid Vs. Janelle Monae – Better Tight Robe (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
7. Dj Snake & Major Lazer Feat. Justin Beiber – Let Me Lean On (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Edit)
8. Bassnectar – Bass Head
9. Anderson .Paak – Bubblin
10. Pusha T Feat. Kanye West – What Would Meek Do
11. Childish Gambino – 3005
12. Zedd Feat. Elly Duhe Vs. Ariana Grande – Happy Side By Side Now (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
13. Pusha T – If You Know You Know
14. Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
15. NGHTMRE & Dillon Francis – Another Dimension
16. Gryffin Feat. Ivy Adara – Bye Bye
17. Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
18. Khalid Feat. Marshello – Silence
19. Bazzi Feat. Camila Cabello – BeautifuL
20. Jauz & Dj Snake – Gassed Up
21. Dj Snake & NGHTMRE Feat. Mr. Hudson Vs. Ookay Here Comes The Night Thief (John Beaver Mashup)
22. Dj Snake & Mercer – Let’s Get Ill
23. CamelPhat & Elderbrook – Cola
24. CamelPhat & Au/Ra – Panic Room
25. RUFUS DU SOL – Treat You Better
26. Dillon Francis – When We Were Young
27. Chris Lake Vs. Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Sundown Party (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
28. RUFUS DU SOL – You Were Right (Nora En Pure Rmx)
29. Fisher Feat. Dave Winnel Vs. Oliver Heldens Vs. Oasis Vs. Justice – We Are Losing The Gecko On The Wonderwall (John Beaver Mashup)
30. Fisher – Stop It
31. Deep Dish – Say Hello
32. Agoria Feat. STS – Call Of The Wild
33. Yotto – Edge Of Affection
34. Nora En Pure Vs. Tiesto – Polynesian Red Lights (John Beaver Mashup)
35. Dusky – Ingrid Was A Hybrid

COACHELLA MIX 3 TRACKLIST:
1. Gryffin & Illenium Vs. Bad Bunny Feat. Jennifer Lopez – Te Guste Feel Good (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
2. CHVRCHES – Miracle
3. Kid Cudi – Cudi Zone
4. Tame Impala – Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind
5. Weezer – Hash Pipe
6. Gesaffelstein Feat. Electric Youth & The Hacker Vs. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left Forever (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
7. Gorgon City – Smile
8. Kid Cudi Feat. MGMT – Pursuit Of Happiness
9. Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE – Need You
10. Sofi Tukker – Drinkee
11. RUFUS DU SOL – No Place
12. Kacey Musgraves – High Horse
13. Bille Eilish & Khalid – Lovely
14. Dermot Kennedy – Power Over Me
15. Solange – Losing You
16. YG Feat. Jeremih – Don’t Tell β€˜Em
17. Kacey Musgraves – Follow your Arrow
18. Childish Gambino Vs. Weezer – Beverly Hills Sober (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
19. Christine And The Queens – Tilted
20. The 1975 – Somebody Else
21. CamelPhat, Cristoph – Breathe (CamelPhat Just Chill Mix)
22. YG Feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj – Big Banks
23. Khalid, Benny Blanco & Halsey Vs. Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder On The Eastside (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
24. Ella Mai – Boo’d Up
25. YG Feat. Jeezy, Rich Homie Quan – My Nigga
26. Ariana Grande Vs. Weezer – Sweater (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
27. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
28. Gyffin Feat. Elley Duhe Vs. Ariana Grande – Tie Me Down, Thank You Next (John Beaver Beaver Mashup)
29. Ariane Grande – Thank You Next Way (John Beaver & Thomas Radman Mashup)
30. Dj Snake & Plastic Toy – Try Me
31. CHVRCHES – Here With Me
32. Ariana Grande – Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored
33. Kero Kero Bonito – Flamingo
34. SG Lewis – Dusk
35. Rufus Du Sol – Interbloom
35. Ariana Grande – One Last Time
36. Cirez D aka Eric Prydz Feat. CHVRCHES – Tether

 

UNDERGROUND DANCE ARTIST MIX TRACKLIST:
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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

cheers, RDMN

 

Find out more about Magnetik Zu:

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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!

cheers, RDMN

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 πŸ™‚

Link: www.coachellamixes.com

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Obviously there will be a new post when the 2019 mixes are finished, hence the title pre-Coachella… but 12 years or about 30 hours of mixes should hold you over, right? πŸ™‚

cheers, RDMN

 

cover photo byΒ Andrew RuizΒ onΒ Unsplash

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

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

I’ve produced many tracks in the past and usually they’re solo projects, which rely only on me and the time I invest in them. Let Me See on the other hand involved so many variables that I simply wanted to write about it to at the very least have it documented for myself.

The initial Idea

John Beaver, my Coachella Mix partner, DJ colleague and high school buddy, decided to cross off one of his dreams and booked a Europe trip. He let me know that although he’ll be traveling from shows to parties to events, etc. he wants to meet up for a few days and see if we can produce some music together.
Although I live in southern Germany, I told him it would be a good idea to meet in Berlin, being the German capital of electronic music as well as the city I was born in. He booked his flights accordingly and I started the project of bringing a “music studio” to Berlin.

The mobile Studio

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With a few additions to some equipment I already owned I managed to piece together a little setup that would provide us with creative flexibility in any hotel, hostel or AirBNB.

Just to list it all:

  1. Macbook Pro with Ableton Live, Reaktor, Maschine (software only), Lethal, Massive and Traktor
  2. Traktor S2 controller
  3. Oxygen8 midi keyboard
  4. Good ol’ trusted Sony headphones
  5. Behringer usb soundcard
  6. Bose Soundlink
  7. Every cable variation imaginable so everything was able to connect to everything else

John and I briefly went through some style and genre examples of what sort of track we’d want to work on and I went ahead and pre-produced three different ideas, each only about 30 seconds long to see what we would end up grooving to.

The Reunion

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John and I hadn’t seen each other in about six years. We’ve continued to work on music over Skype and facebook and dropbox during this whole time. It was gonna be a slightly hectic two Days. I drove for about nine hours, because I wasn’t gonna take all that equipment on an airplane. I had time to setup in the hotel room before John’s plane landed. The first night was about celebrating, having fun and inspiration. He landed at around midnight and we went straight to a club with some friends of mine. The weather was super warm so the outdoor wonderland of Ipse was a really nice location to catch up, have a drink, dance around and see the sun rise over the trees and the canal. Not to mention all the techno and tech house we were exposed to that night.

First day of production

After we slept in the next day and got the sight seeing out of the way we settled in and went through the ideas I started on. We quickly decided on one style. We worked on the initial project until we had about a two minute raw clip of the main idea… and time flew by. John’s flight was leaving at 7 am and it was almost 2 in the morning when we finished up. I saved the project, went to sleep for a couple of hours, drove John to the airport and kept driving until I was home about 8 hours later… and crashed.. (Enter Simon & Garfunkel – Sound of Silence)

Producing at a distance

The rest happened in the same way our Coachella Mixes happen. We shoot ideas back and forth over various channels. I produce a bit, he adds ideas, I implement, repeat. Meanwhile John tested out what we had so far at every single on of his shows and returned with priceless feedback until we finished. Yes, we actually finished it and it was such a great feeling. Off to mastering!

Mastering by the master

Hugo Allen, my long time label partner and friend, was my first and obvious choice for mastering this track. He did an awesome job making the entire thing pop and even hooked it up with a re-master after John played one last show, which prompted some important finalΒ edits within the tracks arrangement. I’m so glad to have Hugo in my network and my circle of friends. Hit him up if you need some quality work done: Hugo Allen Music

The final product and the next steps

I am currently testing a demo version of the track on SoundCloud and Choon:

The plan is to get this track on a label at some point… maybe even cut a music video together of the different shows John played this track at… these things are still up ahead and will trigger their own posts when they happen.

For now I’m just super excited that this project is a wrap and I can start working on the next mission.

cheers, RDMN

This Friday, I don’t really feel like a bouncy party or that eye-twitching glitch. I need to meditate ya’ll. I need to reset myself and put this week behind me. David August to the rescue! A smooth deep house mix with surprising twists and turns, even an “I know that sound” moment.

You’ll have to let the harmonies of the first 5 minutes take you into the right state of mind. And don’t worry, the beat comes in right about that time too and it’s smooth sailing from there.

I’m gonna take a dive into this mix now… I suggest you follow.

 

Tracklist:
0:00 Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Last Day – (David August Revision)
17:00 Syl Johnson – Is It Because I’m Black – (David August Reconstruction)
28:00 Rebekah Del Rio β€” Llorando – (David August Edit)
39:40 ingrid – (David August)
45:10 Tomas Barfod β€” Pulsing (feat. Nina K) – (David August Remix)
51:00 Ten Walls β€” Gotham – (David August Edit) (???)
56:00 High Heels Breaker β€” Come Easy feat. Sarah Palin (David August Remix)
62:00 Grizzly Bear β€” Yet Again – (David August Remix)