Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT – 14th January 2017

Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT - 14th January 2017

Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT – 14th January 2017

DJ: Mark Archer
Genre/Style: House, Techno, Chill
Mix Info: Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT – 14th January 2017
Length Mix: 01:06:41
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 152 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Mark Archer – Facebook Fanpage

Soundcloud is filled with billions of mixes. It has to be a billion at least. Which means it’s my kind of heaven. Not many mixes are really liked by me as such, the majority is EDM stuff I really don’t fancy, or mixed really badly, but sometimes you find a mix, and before you press play you already judge the mix by a) the name or b) the artist. In this case I saw the name ‘Mark Archer’ and I immediately assumed that it was an oldskool Rave set, filled with dark and nasty tracks. Oh, how wrong was I? This is the complete opposite. If you were looking for a mix which would astonish you, here it is!

No Oldskool Rave music, but lovely Techno/House music. Calm and sophisticated music, music they only play at clubs where you can’t get a bog standard Coke, but only something in a Martini glass. Clubs where something so normal gets called something so posh (and costs you 10 times more). This music suits this club beautifully. But this isn’t what I was expecting, in all fairness. I would be thinking of Oldskool stuff, so Mark’s mix astonished me once I’ve pressed play. And it was indeed a surprise, but a pleasant surprise.

The tunes he picked are all unknown to me, but once I’ve heard them, they’ve entered my heart forever! Beautiful tracks!

tracklist

01. Gnork – Blorp 93
02. Bakradze – Quiet Loop
03. Bakradze – Pool
04. T. Williams & James Jacob – Lacuna Pursuit
05. Felipe Gordon – Mosaico Andino
06. Books – Thing We Do
07. Badradze – Flight
08. Chaos In The CDB – Midnight In Peckham
09. Giovanni Damico – Joy
10. Haarschnitt – Ion 2a
11. Blutch – Anyoma (Pavane Remix) 
12. Gnork – Unreal
13. Emeral City – Gemini Lounge
14. Krato Himself –  See What Eyes See

Do you know any of these names? I’ve never heard of any of them, don’t even know how to pronounce half of them. Gnork? Bakradze? Anyhow, it’s all about the music, and the music…oh… the music is heavenly!

RIOT wrote underneath the mix that the first track was one to listen to, and absorb it. Well, they were right. ‘Blorp 93′ is definately one of the greatest records ever made! So much depth, full of emotions… basically everything you want music to be. This track has blown me away, and I thought that this was the best bit of the mix….

I was wrong. The whole mix is just superb. Quality tunes, and mixed together seemlessly. Nothing to mention which could affect the outcome of this mix, there’s nothing, and I do mean nothing, wrong with this mix. I’ve heard several Mark Archer mixes in the past, and they were all Oldskool mixes, but this tops everything. This is quality over quantity.

I can not point out how awesome these tunes are. ‘Blorp 93’ is just magnificent. But even ‘Gemini Lounge’, or ‘Flight’, or ‘Ion 2a’. You’ve got to hand it to Mark, he knows which tracks to pick, and how to please the listeners.

Yep, it’s a fact. Mark Archer is a God. If you can listen to this mix without shedding a tear, you are inhumane. This will create emotions you haven’t felt in a long time. Breathtaking. Stunning. Excellent!

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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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NEST HQ Minimix : Justin Jay (2016)

NEST HG Minimix : Justin Jay (2016)

NEST HQ Minimix : Justin Jay (2016)

DJ: Justin Jay
Genre/Style: House
Mix Info: NEST HQ Minimix
Length Mix: 00:34:45
Tracks: 9 (nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Justin Jay NEST HQ Interview 

Time does fly by when you are having fun. It’s been more than 1 years since I last heard a mix/liveset done by Justin Jay! Can you believe it? I can’t. The liveset I’m talking about was the one recorded at Desert Hearts, back in 2015. Thankfully I found this new mix on Soundcloud, a mix he specially made for NEST HQ, and alongside the mix was an interview (which you can read if you click the link underneath the ‘More Information’ section). A mix and an interview? What else do we need? Well, maybe a huge bag filled with money. Oh, and also some good speakers, you want to listen to this mix with only the best sound system available. I am currently playing this mix (for the third time today), and I think I have woken up not only my neighbourhood, but also the astronauts at ISS. Damn, this mix is good.

It’s all about House with this man, and the music he has selected for this mix is exquisite. If you want to know a little bit more about this DJ and producer, read the interview. He talks about bollocks a bit (you will understand it when you read a few questions) and also about his own album. Definately an album you need to look out for. To promote the album he has also done a tour, which is called ‘Fantastic Voyage’. I told you a year ago that this man should be followed by everyone (I think I did: if I didn’t, follow him now), and you should follow him. Give this man a like on Facebook, listen to this mix, and appreciate it. You don’t find proper House mixes like this one.

tracklist

01. Sam Horn – With You
02. Justin Jay & Ulf Blonde feat Josh Taylor – Indecision
03. Loz Goddard – It Will Come To Me (Fouk Remix) 
04. The Friend – Edit
05. Steven Wobblejay – Shake Your Tingz
06. S3A – Orme
07. Paso – Brandschatzer
08. Kalabrese – The 2010 Kitchen
09. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – You Are The One

The mix is short (compared to his Desert Hearts set), and the tracklist is short, but the music is oh so good! So tasty, so funky, so fresh. I can listen to this every day, no matter what time it is, at night, during the early hours, or at night. House music is the way forward. Christ, I want to party HARD right now, after hearing this mix.

NEST HQ have asked the right person to compose a mix, the result is astonishing! I can’t mention a single thing which should be a worry to you listeners. There’s nothing wrong with it at all! I will check out his album, really looking forward to it. The music is seriously good. This is timeless music. You can’t tell the difference between the music from the 90s and now, because House is timeless. The ultimate style.

A wonderful mix, you should all check it out! This will make your weekend. It has made mine!

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Olivier Abbeloos – My Early Productions Mix (88 – 96) (2015)

Olivier Abbeloos - My Early Productions Mix (88 - 96) (2015)

Olivier Abbeloos – My Early Productions Mix (88 – 96) (2015)

DJ: Olivier Abbeloos
Genre/Style: House, Rave, Techno, Deephouse, Breakbeat, Ambient
Mix Info: My Early Productions Mix (88-96)
Length Mix: 02:00:00
Tracks: 38 (thirty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: T99 (Olivier Abbeloos) – Facebook Fanpage

During the 90s many of us Europeans were fans of Quadrophonia and ofcourse T99, but many don’t know that one man was responsible for not only these duos releases, but so much more. Olivier Abbeloos has made so many great anthems, being part of T99 or Quadrophonia, but also under a few other aliases. His original name might be an unknown to you, but it’s time for you to acknowledge this man’s strength as a producer. He has uploaded a mix 2 days ago onto Soundcloud, to showcase his early productions, ranging from 1988 to 1996. Also another treat if you are an Oldskool lover: it’s recorded from vinyl.

Even I had to go to Discogs to find out how many aliases this man has used, and there are quite a lot! Cloud 9, Darkness, Inferno, Quantum, Random Generator, Vortex, Warp Factor One. Or maybe you are interested in which groups he has been? L&O, Orion, Quadrophonia, T99, Soul Patrol, Numatic, Nu Beat Kidz, Holographic Hallucination, etc. This Belgian producer has given so much to the music industry, and yet when you mention his name many will look at you strangely and wonder who you are talking about. But mention T99 or Quadrophonia and we instantaneously know the music they released.

His mix has got many of his own tracks in it, but mainly it’s all about the collaborations that led up to these anthems. It’s nice to see the tracklist that he added, he also added who worked on which track alongside himself and when it was released. Timeless music, and if you see the amount of tracks he worked on, it will be difficult to forget his name. Olivier Abbeloos, one true House pioneer/creator. This mix takes us back to the days during which House music was at its peak. Before it all changed and became more money driven. The music was pure, unaltered, unedged, and most of all, beautiful!

A 2 hour mix, with a tracklist? This is my kind of heaven.

tracklist

01. L&O – Even Now
02. The Concrete Beat – It’s Not The Way To Do It
03. The Concrete Beat – I Want You
04. The Concrete Beat – Techno Funk
05. Plb System – Artificial Defence (Esta Loco)
06. The Beat Machine – Mr Zig Zag
07. Neon – Sexuality
08. Neon – I’m Holding On
09. Neon – Don’t Mess With This Beat
10. Soul Patrol – Hype It Up
11. Jarvic 7 – No Time To Waste
12. Trigger – Stratosphere
13. Destroyer – Senses
14. Trigger – Wisdom
15. Quadrophonia – The Wave Of The Future
16. Conga Squad – Jungleboy
17. Jarvic 7 – Neutron Magna
18. Holographic Hallucination – Rumble
19. QA 0-127 – Q-Unit
20. QA 0-127 – Uni-Polar
21. Dynetic – Smoke
22. QA 0-127 – Multi Coloured Diodes
23. Warp Factor 1 – Care 4 Me
24. Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia
25. Quadrophonia – Schizofrenia
26. T99 – Nocturne
27. T99 – Anasthasia
28. Quadrophonia – The Man With The Masterplan
29. Quadrophonia – Find The Time (Second Wave Mix By Jochem Paap) 
30. T99 – Catwalk
31. Quadrophonia – Intergalactic Crosstalk (Amazonia) (Infinite Wheel Remix) 
32. Conga Squad – Jungleman
33. Conga Squad – Steel
34. Valleyman – Boatdrill (On A Rowing Trip Mix) 
35. Conga Squad – Orion
36. Holographic Hallucination – Broad Daylight
37. Random Generator – Zone Paging
38. Vortex – Apvoc

I don’t need to express to you how much of a fan I was of T99 and Quadrophonia, the first single I ever bought was sadly not theirs (it was L.A. Style). But the second one I bought was Quadrophonia. But I do remember owning both the albums they released, but sadly over the years they’ve disappeared. Or maybe I lent them to someone and they never returned it to me. It doesn’t matter, because we’ve still got the music: it’s on the internet, and if you look closely you will find many videos. But to actually find a mix containing their most famous stuff and more, is beyond belief!

Timeless music. You can play it in any set, and the crowd will go mad. I remember buying compilations and Anasthasia was on each of them. Still a must listen to track, if you love Oldskool rave. Quadrophonia was slightly different, but still pleasurable. If you were unaware, Lucien Foort was also part of Quadrophonia. Too much info to handle, eh?

Olivier isn’t the only one who should get the credits for these great anthems, but he was one of the masterminds behind most of the 80s and 90s tracks, and you can find them all in this wonderful mix. Never has my inner kid expressed so much joy in hearing a mix as good as this one. This takes me back to my bedroom, standing on my bed, listening to a cassette on my ‘my first Sony walkman’, driving my parents insane. Those were the days!

He has delivered an awesome mix, and you can still catch him playing all over the place. I urge you to see this man, because his influence has been immense. Where would we have been if these 38 tracks were not released? Would we’ve actually listened to Rave music? Would there be a Rave scene? Who knows?

Still to this day ‘Anasthasia’ is a great anthem, and the best one in this mix.

I want to go back and get my CDs back! The singles are ruined anyway, but the CDs…. if I lent it to you, give it back!

Ps. no download ability. Maybe one day it will be, but for now we’ve got to press play again and again.

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