Words By: Sean Moffatt
As one of Sweden’s biggest dance music exports, bonified star Avicii has experienced both the highs and lows of a rapid rise to fame. By now many fans (and I’m sure Avicii himself) have grown tired of hearing Levels and who can blame them, its everywhere. There is no denying however that same record helped launch him into the headliner status he relishes today, but it is a real shame that the hit song continues to define his career in the eyes of many people.
This past weekend Avicii viciously opened the eyes of those who have pigeonholed him into one musical category with one of the best mixes to ever be featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Diplo & Friends.
First off the mix features only ONE Avicii record, Let Me Show You Love. That’s right, no Levels, no I Could Be The One (Niktim), or any other Avicii record. The Swede quite simply seizes the opportunity to showcase how talented and versatile he is as a DJ. Motown classics Take Me In Your Arms and Tracks of My Tears kick off the mix and from there Avicii leaves no genre untouched. French duo Justice make two appearances with D.A.N.C.E and Phantom Pt. 2, and rock classic Cold As Ice from Foreigner manages to make a fitting appearance. The stand out track in my opinion comes from Henrik B for his brilliant production Klyftamon that is the epitome of a musical journey.
The mix also gives listeners a glimpse into the mind of Avicii through original tracks that the Swede has sampled in his productions. All This Love That I’m Giving from Gwen McCrae is sampled in My Feelings For You, and Sweet Dreams from Eurythmics was used to produce Swede Dreams just to name a few.
If you have any doubt in the abilities of this infamous Swede then listen to this mix, there is no doubt it will change your mind.
1. Jai Paul – Btstu
2. The Isley Brothers – Take Me In Your Arms
3. Smokey Robinson – Tracks Of My Tears
4. Yarborough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music
5. Pointer Sisters – Dare Me
6. Gwen Mccrae – All This Love That I’m Giving
7. Break Machine – Street Dance
8. Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
9. Justice – Phantom Pt. 2
10. Gramophonedzie – Why Don’t You
11. Paolo Mojo – 1983 (Eric Prydz Remix)
12. St. Germain – Rose Rouge
13. Dog Blood – Middle Finger
14. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (ID Remix)
15. Moris & Minor – Is This The Groove (Ian Carey Remix)
16. Foreigner – Cold As Ice
17. Let Me Show You Love (ASH & Avicii Hype Machine Mix)
18. Henrik B – Klyftamon
19. David West & Inkfish – Hello Piano (Sebastien Leger Remix)
w/ Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight – Finally (Acappella)
20. Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me
21. Major Lazer feat. Amber Of Dirty Projectors – Get Free (Avicii Bootie Edit)
22. Ware – 110%
23. Chris Isaak – Baby Did A Bad Thing
24. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Niggas In Paris (Cazzette & ASH That Shit Cray Mix)
After a short hiatus in the month of Januaury, we are finally back with another installment of our monthly deep-house playlist Submerged Sessions. For episode #004 we’ve got a list of all new tracks that we’re excited to share with you guys. Include this month are two songs off of the Exploted EP from Claptone, one of which features the recognizable sample of Still Dre from Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg. Not to be outdone is the newest remix from Toolroom boss Mark Knight and the acoustic stylings of No Eyes (Original Mix) and Imprint of Pleasre (Original Mix).
Sit back, relax, and take a trip to paradise with Submerged Sessions #004.
1. Wrong (Original Mix) – Claptone
2. He Not In (Groove Armada’s Dub Reconstruction) – Chicken Lips
3. So Good (Teenage Mutants Remix) – Round Table Knights
4. Thinking (Mark Knight Remix) – Submotion Orchestra
5. Rare Love (Josh Butler Remix) – Hector Couto
6. Reno (Feat. Osunlade) - IV41 / Marcus Worgull
7. No Eyes (Original Mix Feat. Jaw) – Claptone
8. Imprint of Pleasure (Original Mix) – Tube & Berger
Toronto’s fastest rising dance music products Dzeko & Torres have been on a tear in the last year establishing themselves amongst the ranks of their producer peers. With industry wide support including the likes of Deniz Koyu, W&W, Afrojack, Tiesto, and Hardwell, not to mention an upcoming gig at Tomorrowland in July, its safe to say this Toronto duo is on the fast track to building the career of their dreams.
The pair have just released the latest episode of their cleverly titled podcast series Rave’n and it’s a blast of energy from start to finish. Featuring big tracks like Wakanda, Together We Are, Still The Same Man, Damaged (Dzeko & Torres Remix), and even some Disclosure, Rave’n #007 is a showcase of the current hits across all electronic genres.
Adding to the podcast is a guestmix from another Toronto gem Autoerotique, so this all Toronto episode is definitely one you’ll want to check out!
1. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda (Original Mix)
2. Jewelz & Scott Sparks – NYMSN (Original Mix)
3. Arty ft. Chris James – Together We Are (Extended Mix) *Exclusive*
4. Kryder feat. Bo Bruce – Damaged (Dzeko & Torres Remix)
5. Dirty South & Deniz Koyu Vs. Coldplay – Halo Clocks (F3DE Bootleg)
*AUTOEROTIQUE GUEST MIX*
6. Autoerotique without Felix Cartal – The Alarm (Arch-Enemies Non-Cartal Special Edition)
7. GTA – Booty Bounce (Original Mix)
8. Astronomar – H3Y I C U PRCUL8 (Original Mix)
9. Team Bayside High – Locness (JFK EDIT – Arch Enemies Re-edit)
10. Phat Deuce – Disco (Autoerotique Edit)
11. Flash Reprise
12. Autoerotique – LZR FNK
13. Hooked JWLS RMX (JFK EDIT)
14. Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove (Lookback Remix)
15. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Whitenoize Remix)
16. ID – ID (Unreleased Autoerotique Remix)
17. Landis & Henry Fong – Get Down (Original Mix) *DEMO OF THE WEEK*
18. GTA, Henrix, Digital Lab – Hit It (Original Mix) *Exclusive*
19. Nicky Romero feat. John Christian & Nilson – Still The Same Man (Original Mix)
20. Disclosure Ft. AlunaGeorge – White Noise (Original Mix)
Size Records family member Max Vangeli is back with yet another installment of his monthly podcast. I’ve always found Vangeli’s podcasts really enjoyable for the simple fact that there’s no bullshit, they’re right to the point. With only an hour to fit in a mix from Max and his featured guest there’s little time to drag it out.
Featured in this month are new releases Halo and Head Up, along with a dynamite mix from DJ Bambi.
Max Vangeli Mix:
01. The Martin Brothers – Stoopit
02. Sometimes The Cinema Gets Mezsi (Adrien Mezsi Edit)
03. Dirty South & Deniz Koyu – HALO
04. Arno Cost – Head Up
05. AN21, Max Vangeli & Bnann – Glow (Original Mix)
DJ BAMBI Mix:
06. Fedde Le Grand – Raw
07. Duher – Swoosh
08. Julian Jordan & Martin Garrix – BFAM
09. Jordy Dazz – Drum Fail
10. Danny Howard – Apex
11. Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence (Tom Staar Remix)
12. 2 Faced Funks – Episode
13. Marcel Woods & Allure – Are You Ready
14. Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Extended Remix)
Our latest underground house mix is here! Click play to expand your music knowledge now.
1. Pondo (Chuckie & Silvio Ecomo Mix) – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
2. Click (Original Mix) – Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso
3. Shakedown (Original Mix) – Ali Wilson
4. Paris Luanda (Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Remix) – DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto feat. The Serafim Crew
5. Cowbell (Original Mix) – Martijn ten Velden & Afroboogie
6. Snitch (Original Mix) – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
7. Spank (Original Mix) – DJ Funkadelic feat. Beauriche
8. Gina (Original Mix) – Droplex
Songs dug up by: Justin Patoka
This past Friday night Pete Tong and the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix celebrated the return of Eric Prydz, one of the session’s most prestige guests. Prydz is the first big artist to take on the mix in 2013 but could potentially have already won Essential Mix of the Year. What makes this Pryda offering so inspiring is Prydz ability to show the world that a great mix is not about how intense you can be or how many bangers you drop, but instead how a mix can be a powerful journey through music.
Prydz’ approach to his craft is extremely unique to the dance music genre. His collection of records is bigger then you can imagine and he is always showcasing new, unreleased, and untitled work in his EPIC Radio podcast. His latest Essential Mix follows that same formula and there is a ton of new material for all of us to enjoy.
Prydz returns to The Guvernment for the first time in years on February 17 and I for one and beyond excited for it.
1. Pryda – Liam
2. Not Mani – Need You
3. Tonja Holma – Spanish Delight
4. Christopher Kah – Evolution 909 (Magnus Froblom Remix)
5. Cory Lasser – Cypher
6. Pryda – Snaz
7. Pryda – Border Control w/ Pryda – Reeperbahn (Chordapella Mix)
8. Pryda – EPIC Radio 003 ID
9. Arpo – Interlude
10. Pryda – Warrior
11. Pryda – ID
12. Pryda – Games
13. Pryda – Rush
14. Pryda – Power Drive
15. Pryda – Clapham
16. Cirez D – Drums In The Deep
17. Jeremy Olander – Apex
18. Jeremy Olander – Let Me Feel (Eric Prydz Dub Remix)
19. Pryda – Rotonda
20. Jeremy Olander – Rorschach
21. Pryda – Welcome To My House
22. Eric Prydz – Every Day (Interlude Mix)
23. Pryda – One Day
24. Jeremy Olander – Let Me Feel