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”
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! 🙂
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.
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” 😀
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 😀
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)
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:
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!
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!
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:
Below you’ll find the track lists.. over 200 sampled tracks, by the way 😉
All of our Coachella Mixes can be found on www.coachellamixes.com
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 ‘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 ‘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
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.
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 🙂
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!
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
I’m declaring this week my personal drum and bass week.
I realized that the more people I talk to about music on a regular basis, the more inspired I get. Everyone has tastes that they’ve become experts in over the years and I can only advise absorbing the experiences they share with you!
Last week “drum n bass” came up briefly during a conversation and it got me to dive back into the genre after a while of having been absent. Many people who may only know me for house music and its variations may not know that I actually used to produce a little drum and bass back in the day. Here is one of the two tracks that got released and are still available today 😉
Anyways, I started digging around a bit in the last couple of days and immediately found some new favorites. Favorites I wouldn’t have ever found if it wasn’t for that one conversation… let that marinate 🙂
Ok here they are:
Netsky – Pirate Bay – My loud music while driving on loop havin favorite.
Rudimental – Waiting All Night ft. Ella Eyre – The “How have I never heard of Rudimental before” Track surprise.
Netsky – High Alert – The dopest hook/chorus vocal edit of the month for me.
Keeno – Faithless – So sophisticated and adulting.
There were a bunch more, but I caught myself giving the tracks above the most rewinds.
And I just have to end this post with the most epic improvised, on the spot, top of the dome joke about drum and bass ever, thanks to Jimmy Carr. 😀
So again it’s Friday and we made it another week. High five yourself for that one.
Since we’re all high fiving ourselves already I decided to celebrate this Friday with a little bit of mixing fun of my own. Still working on the setup and what angle to use bla bla bla, but the sound is kickin and that’s what counts.
Thanks for joining me in my personal space.
01. Al Bizzare – Blast Wave (Original Mix)
02. Daft Punk vs. Wippenberg – Pong Around The World (Thomas Radman Mashup)
03. Chris Lake, Nastala – If You Knew (Feed Me Remix)
04. Daft Punk vs. Feed Me – Aerodynamic GTE (Thomas Radman Mashup)
05. MSTRKFT – Heartbreaker feat. John Legend (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)
06. Tiga – What You Need (Proxy Remix)
07. Zombie Nation – Supercake 53 (Franz & Shape Remix)
08. Shade k – Fuckuplay (Original Mix)
09. Boyz Noise – Rock The Bells (Original Mix)
I’m really curious about something I’m about to test out. It’s this new streaming portal for musicians called choon. Designed to have its own payment ecosystem the entire thing is powered by the Etherium blockchain. Check out their website if you haven’t googles it already:
Some familiar faces are involved: Gareth Emery, Ashley Wallbridge and Bjorn Niklas, who I still remember from the Torque days at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.
This is one of the most interesting things in digital music distribution and streaming I’ve heard of in a long time and I can’t wait to see its mechanics work in a live environment.
So when I received a beta invite I just had to upload a couple of tracks to try it out. They had to be brand new, since nothing published or under contract is eligible. So I hurried and polished up my two latest projects.
The first one called “Stranger” is sort of a downtempo breaks track that I made recently. I like to make all kinds of music and enjoy each break away from house music 🙂
The second track called “Neon Dark” sounds more like something people may be used to hearing from me. It’s been in the works for a while and after adding a punch of different things I decided to strip it back down to the current version. It’s my personal underground party soundtrack 🙂
For now I have to say that choon came along at a very convenient time, because I was looking for a solid outlet and got a bit tired of the entire label scene. I have high hopes for this platform and I’m keeping a close eye on its development. It could possibly become the kind of outlet for my music I’ve been looking for lately!