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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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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