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’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.
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 was lucky enough to have experienced one of the Justice sets around 2007 at Coachella. It turned my house music world upside down.. Funk plus attack style cuts and edits.. I didn’t know what hit me. Unfortunately I can’t find a recording of that set, but this is the closest to that style they played back then. Still, this mix is my anthem into the weekend 🙂
It also inspired me to do this mashup using Justice and Wolfgang Gartner tracks: