Category: House Music

Owen Royal – Deep House Mix 2013

Owen Royal - Deep House Mix 2013

Owen Royal – Deep House Mix 2013

DJ: Owen Royal
Genre/Style: House, Deep House, Progressive House
Mix Info: Deep House Mix 2013
Length Mix: 01:19:45
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 110 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Owen Royal – Facebook Fanpage

Don’t know why, but the other day I wanted to hear something nice and quiet, relaxing music. And obviously you go straight to Deep House music. Name one style more relaxing than this one? You simply can’t think of one right now, can you? Soundcloud decided to show me one of the most played Deep House mixes, which has 4.08 million listens since 2013! 4 million listens? Sweet Lord, that’s impressive. I always try to avoid mixes with high amounts of listens, because the majority aren’t my cup of tea, but this one I couldn’t avoid. I had to, I simply had to listen to it.

Owen Royal. The name doesn’t ring a bell. I’m sorry. But with this mix it’s engraved in my brain. It’s not his only mix on Soundcloud, you should check him out if Deep House is your cup of tea. It’s mine, so I will check out other mixes before I continue doing absolutely nothing (it’s Sunday). A nice coffee, speakers on maximum, and me enjoying this mix. What else could we ask for? Nothing.

This mix contains 18 tracks, and the tracklist at first didn’t make me excited, because I don’t know 80% of the artists. But the tracks spoke to me after I listened to this mix once, so I think it’s time for me to share the tracklist and let you experience it like I have!

tracklist

01. Rhythm Control – My House (Original Mix) (Acapella) 
02. Maya Jane Cole – Easier To Hide
03. Teenage Mutants & Andre Crom – Hanging On
04. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do (Club Mix) 
05. Duke Dumont – The Giver
06. Tensnake & Syron – Mainline (Dub) 
07. Nick Curly – Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix) 
08. Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix) 
09. Yousef – Beg (Hot Since 82 Future Mix) 
10. Deep City Groove – Police Brutality (Dale Howard’s Brutal Mix) 
11. Cyruslo – High
12. Flashmob – Need In Me
13. Infinity Ink – Infinity
14. Flashmob – Hot
15. Maya Jane Cole – What They Say
16. Greg Mak – Voyage (Original Mix) 
17. Shadow Child & James Talk – Comb Over
18. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix @ 126 BPM) 

The tracklist is good. But one track stood out, and that’s of course Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’. But we’ll come back to that track in a minute.

Owen Royal picked a lot of amazing Deep House records, and they set the tone for my Sunday. It’s going to be relaxed and chilled. This mix can be played over and over again, the records are good, nice and relaxing. And especially because it’s Sunday this mix works well. It’s our relaxing day.

There are a few cross fading errors. Nothing major, 4 million listeners will probably disagree, but at certain points the tracks are not flowing into each other that easy. If the cross fading from one to the next would be improved , the mix would get 5 out of 5 stars. But there are sadly to many moments where it doesn’t flow that easily. But don’t let me put you off, don’t!

I was talking about ‘Say My Name’ earlier, and I can say that this version of Destiny’s Child record is seriously the best one I’ve ever heard! Can’t stand Destiny’s Child, but this version just sounds so much better! This is one of the best records ever made! The record before (‘Comb Over’) gets you in such a chill mood, getting you ready for the last record in this mix, which is seriously one amazing record! I can listen to this record over and over again!

A good mix. Worth to be played out loud on this Sunday. Enjoy it! Download it, and spread the love!

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Slip’s House #001 (2017)

Slip's House #001 (2017)

Slip’s House #001 (2017)

DJ: Slipmatt
Genre/Style: House
Mix Info: Slip’s House – Episode #001 – 22-04-2017
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 83.0 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: DJ Slipmatt – Facebook Fanpage

Happy birthday, Slipmatt! This year he celebrates an achievement never reached by him before: his 50th birthday. Now that’s an achievement, I’ve got 17 years to go. And to be frank, most people who reach the magic number 50 slow down and start to get used to watering flowers and watching Emmerdale on repeat and drink lots of tea, but not Slipmatt. Age is just a number, and he keeps on doing his thing, even on his actual birthday! Yes, you read it right: this podcast/mix was recorded on his own birthday. How about that for dedication, eh?

Before people get annoyed and disappointed, let me warn you, this mix isn’t Oldskool Rave. Nope, far from it, it’s House. Slipmatt decided to do something different, and it has paid off. His first House podcast mix. This man is such a legend, it’s good to hear that he plays literally everything underneath the sun. Which makes me wonder: how big is his collection? It must be seriously big. And impressive. Because he has got everything you want to hear, and he plays everything every week, not just on this podcast but also his ‘World Of Rave’ show, or when he plays live all over the world.

Slipmatt is a legend, and you can hear him throughout this mix. Giving a bit of background information, or simply showing how happy he is hearing the tune he’s playing. Again, this ain’t Rave or anything Breakbeat related, this is House. Recorded in Slipmatt’s House. Hence the title of this podcast. Get it?

Let’s see the tracklist. If you dig House, you will love it.

tracklist

01. Jungle 70 – Know About Jack (Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter & Uncle Dugs Remix) 
02. Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh – What We Gonna Do?
03. Claptone feat George Kranz – The Drums (Din Daa Daa) (Original Mix) 
04. Franky Rizardo – Same Man (Original Mix) 
05. Full Control – Alright
06. Luca Debonaire & Leandro Da Silva – Pump That Beat (Luca Debonaire Remix) 
07. Josh Butler & Bontan – Call You Back (Original Mix) 
08. Waze & Odyssey – Down With Tha (Original Mix) 
09. Crazibiza, Terry Lex & Paradize Groove – Flawless
10. Discount Rhinos – City Shuffle
11. Dubfire – Roadkill
12. Tocadisco – Morumbi (Popof Remix) 
13. Yuga and Leandro Da Silva – Da House U (Original Mix) 
14. Armitage – This Goes Out To Ron Hardy
15. Crazibiza vs Eddie Amador – House Music (Jerome Robins Simple Mashup Mix) 

Wow! What a mix! Have you listened to this already? You should, this is the perfect music to wake up to. It’s Sunday, it’s boring, and we need something unique, something fresh and uplifting. I think I found it. Yes, waking up to Rave and Breakbeat is also really wicked, but let’s slow down today. Relax, and enjoy this chill out session by Slipmatt.

I love House music, but I think I’ve lost touch. I don’t know 99% of these artists. Even though I was into House since the early 90s, the last couple of years my attention has gone to other styles. Thanks to Slipmatt it’s time for me to get back into this wonderful style, and embrace it once again. There’s more to life than just Hardcore, eh?

You can hear throughout the mix that Slipmatt is enjoying himself. He’s really digging the tunes, and so am I. Which one is my favourite? ‘Flawless’. Such a dancefloor anthem. Like the original record which had the ‘Flawless’ lyrics in it.

Join me in saying ‘Happy birthday Slipmatt’, and play this mix out loud. I think the only way you can say ‘thank you for what you’ve done so far for the music industry’ is to play it out loud and make sure everyone around you listens too! My gran is listening to it, and she’s bouncing (nah, not really, but in my mind she is). Try and get people dancing this Sunday morning!

Slipmatt is not just a legend within the Hardcore/Rave scene. He’s an allround entertainer. That should be his job title….

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DJ Dela – Not Forgotten – Vol 2. (2013)

DJ Dela - Not Forgotten - Vol 2. (2013)

DJ Dela – Not Forgotten – Vol 2. (2013)

DJ: Dela
Genre/Style: House, Acid House, Rave
Mix Info: Not Forgotten Volume 2
Length Mix: 01:19:14
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 108 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: ———–

When you come back from a holiday and you want to relax, you turn on your computer and search for the dopest and coolest sound imaginable, and in my case that’s House music. Not really in the mood for Hardcore or anything as hard as at the moment, but I will return to it as soon as possible. For now it’s House, and I think I have found a good mix for you all, containing the finest and classiest House music tunes from the golden years of it. Many might have been forgotten (sadly), but with mixes such as this one they keep pushing those forgotten tunes into the ‘not forgotten’ section. These tunes were ace and still are dancefloor smashers.

Don’t know a single thing when it comes to DJ Dela, the DJ who composed this mix, but what I do know is that the mix he/she made is absolutely amazing, and contains only the finest tunes! I will show you the tracklist in a minute, it’s worth checking it out, because it does contain tracks you might haven’t heard for quite a while and you want to hear them again (and trust me, you really want to hear them again).

tracklist

01. Todd Terry – Preacher (Acapella) 
02. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Sure Is Pure Mix) 
03. Amos – Let Love Shine
04. Sterling Void – It’s Alright (Acapella) 
05. Judy Cheeks – Reach (Remix) 
06. Sultana – Te Amo
07. Degrees Of Motion – Do You Want It Right Now (Acapella) 
08. SLD – Getting Out
09. Frankie Knuckles – Workout
10. Fluke – Sid
11. Bjork – Big Time Sensuality
12. K&M – Funk And Drive
13. Kenny Jammin Jason – Can U Dance
14. Love Revolution – Give It To Me Baby (Original Mix) 
15. Class Action – Weekend (Acapella) 
16. Blast – Crazy Man
17. Direkt – Two Fatt Guitars (Revisited)
18. Ruby Turner – Never Ever Gonna Give You Up
19. Rhyme Time – You & Me
20. O.T. Quartet – Hold That Sucker Down
21. Dupree – Brass Disk (Acapella) 
22. Gat Décor – Passion
23. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out
24. Paris Red – Real Good Friend
25. Klatch! – God Save The Queer
26. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me (Acapella) 
27. Dina Carol – Ain’t No Man
28. Chrissy Ward – Right And Exact
29. Floorjam – Stoneage
30. Up Yer Ronson – Lost In Love
31. Kim English – Nite Life

This contains a lot of awesome tunes. Not Awesome 3 tunes I mean, only 1 of them, but the quality of these tunes is just astonishing! Yes, it’s true, I haven’t heard most of these in a very long time!

The one I haven’t heard for a while, which I played non stop back in the 90s, was ‘Hold That Sucker Down’ by O.T. Quartet! Sweet Lord, memories do come back, and even after 20+ years this track still gives me goosebumps! To me this is the best tunes in this mix, and also one of my favourite all time records! Never heard anything after this record from them, but this one is just so dope: this is just how music should sound like.

DJ Dela made a really interesting mix, and worth a download. This has made my day. Drowsy and boring? Nope, it’s now fantastic! This goes straight onto an empty disc, and I will be playing this out loud whenever I can! House is timeless, and with mixes like this one they keep those anthems alive and kicking. Check it out!

What’s not so good about this mix? Well, the Bjork track. What an annoying voice. Couldn’t stand her during the 90s, still can’t stand her voice.

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The Acid House (2013)

The Acid House (2013)

The Acid House (2013)

DJ: Jagz Kooner
Genre/Style: Acid House, Techno
Mix Info: The Acid House
Length Mix: 00:56:38
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: ————-

You all know I’m a fan of Acid House, and yesterday I was on a quest to find a new Acid House mix with a tracklist. Wasn’t easy, most of those mixes do not have a tracklist, but I found one, made by Jagz Kooner. Never heard of the DJ before, but this is really a mix you should open your ears to, seeing as it’s a vinyl mix (meaning vinyl was used to compose this mix, no CDs or USB stick). If you play Acid House, the best way to play it is by blowing the dust of your old Technics, replace your old and busted needles, and get your old LP/vinyl collection and play it out loud. That’s the best way, playing vinyl.

I can’t say anything about the DJ, because I know absolutely nothing. What I do know is that he used tracks from 1987 till 1989, the golden years of Acid House. These years were the birth years of Acid House, and it got embraced by the raving culture, sadly not by the majority of the people. As you can see from the picture used for this mix is the fact that the media was against this new revolution. To be fair, yes, drugs had something to do with it growing rapidly, but it’s not fair: the music can touch you and lift you up to the next level, with or without drugs. I’ve never touched drugs, and I still feel the power behind Acid House. I think, and it’s only fair, that the media and the government should apologise for those mistakes they made during the heydays of Acid House. Look what it lead up to: a dance industry bigger than anything in the world, and Acid House was responsible for it!

Let’s get back to the mix before I become political.

tracklist

01. The Party Boy – The Twilight Zone
02. Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Dream Girl
03. Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child?
04. Baby Ford – Oochy Koochy
05. Laurent X – Machines
06. Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid
07. Phuture – We Are Phuture
08. Pierre’s Pfantasty Club – Mystery Girl (Set Me Free)
09. Bam Bam – Give It To Me (Instrumental)
10. Mickey Oliver – In-Ten-Si-T
11. Phuture – Acid Tracks
12. Sleezy D – I’ve Lost Control

Beautiful tracklist. It’s only fair to say that Jagz Kooner, whoever it might be, has composed a very nice tracklist. It’s sad to realise that these really interesting tunes aren’t played out as often as they should be. These tracks should deserves more credit for what they have achieved. This level of production has been surpassed by many artists, yet we do not appreciate what these pioneers have done. Thank you all for creating Acid House, and making it (to me) the most memorable style of music.

What’s my favourite track in this mix? There’s only one big anthem (to me), which is ‘I’ve Lost Control’ by Sleezy D. Wasn’t this the first ever Acid House track on vinyl? I heard a story about it, don’t know if it’s correct, but I think it was the first ever on vinyl, correct me if I’m wrong.

There were some small issues during the cross fading from one track to the next, no big problems at all. But you all know I’m quite picky.

Give the man credit for composing a wicked mix and only using vinyl to make it. Not many DJs keep the vinyl scene alive. A nice mix to listen to on this sunny yet boring Sunday!

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