Friday, February 26, 2010

SHG Radio Show Episode 007

Here we are with episode number seven of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada, programmed and mixed by Jonathan Clark (as DJ Bolivia). The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is on progressive and tribal house, and a bit of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (007) can be seen below.

Para la información en español, vaya aquí.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.







Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:





Here are Track Listings for this episode:

01. Baldo, “Goodbye” (Marshal & Libex Remix).
02. Prok & Fitch feat Nanchang Nancy, “Walk With Me” (Axwell vs Daddy's Groove Remix).
03. Narcotic Thrust , “I Like It” (Radek K Space Remix).
04. DJ Heavygrinder, “Midnight Lover” (HG's Tech Mix).
05. Dinka, “Elements” (EDX's 5un5shine Remix).
06. Sundayprayers, “La Noche Del Cometa” (Joeri Jamison Remix).
07. DJ Dan, “N2O” (DJ Dan's Bongoloid Mix).
08. Dextro & Bryan Galavan, “Una Vez Mas” (Dan De Leon Reconstruction).
09. EDX, “Party Of Politics” (Original Club Mix).
10. Ticon, “Models On Cocaine” (Weekend Heroes Remix).
11. Young Parisians, “Jump The Next Train” (Solar Stone Remix).





More information is available on our Website:
   http://www.subterraneanhomesickgrooves.ca


Here are a few notes about some of the artists or producers featured in this week's show:

Baldo (Italy) – Unfortunately, there are a few "Baldo’s" on MySpace, so make sure you find the right one. As long as you remember that this Baldo is from Italy, you’ll do just fine. You’ll also be impressed to know that he’s definitely one of the youngest producers I’ve played on my show yet, at just twenty years of ago.

DJ Heavygrinder (US) – Bobbie’s live shows are well known for her flamboyant stage presence and varied outfits, however, she is just as comfortable in a production environment as she is behind the decks, with several high energy house tracks to her credit in the past year or two. For anyone in the Halifax area tomorrow night (February 27th, 2010), you’ll be able to catch her playing at the Paragon on Gottingen Street. Also, I’ve got some footage from one of her former shows in Nova Scotia (at Reflections Caberet), which I’m just editing right now and should have on my main website by tomorrow.

Simon & Shaker (Spain) – The output of this duo is prodigious, to say the least – just look at their discography. You may wonder why I’m talking about them when they don’t have any tracks on this week’s show. Well, actually, Sundayprayers IS Simon & Shaker. I believe that S&S also had a record label with D-Formation at one point, Intenso Recordings, although I haven’t heard that name much recently. No matter – these guys have support from most of the biggest names in the industry.

DJ Dan (US) – Dan is the original face of the underground West Coast house music scene, where he spent the 1990's cementing his reputation as the best of the best, and also playing venues all over North America and the world. He also produces (remember classic hits like "That Zipper Track") and tours very extensively today. In fact, for those of you in Atlantic Canada, Dan is playing in Moncton on March 4th at the City Grill, and in Halifax on March 5th at the Palace.

EDX (Switzerland) – EDX has been extremely busy in the past year, after having taken several years off from producing just before that. This Italian native has two tracks on this week’s show if you look carefully, his own “Party Of Politics” track, and a remix of Dinka’s “Elements.” That’s no surprise with his hectic schedule: recently, he’s done remixes for Dubfire, Deadmau5, Armand van Helden, Steve Angello, Kool & The Gang, Lauryn Hill, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, and many more.

Young Parisians (UK) – This is another duo who is harder to track down on MySpace, since there are a few other groups that go by the same name. If you do look at their link, it looks like they haven’t logged in since 2006. Don't worry: these Young Parisians are not so French, or sitting on the Champs-Élysées. Just look for info about Solar Stone, since Young Parisians is just an alias. This track originally came out in 2004, but the remixes are still getting major play. The Probspot remix would have fit in a bit better with the rest of this mix, but I really enjoy the Solar Stone Remix, so I put theirs into the show instead. Unfortunately, less than half of that remix fit into the show - it's a pretty long track. You can listen to the full mix on Beatport.


So long, farewell, I must bid you adieu. But before I go, if you're curious about who that [other] sexy voice is in the show doing all the promo voice-overs, it is Shawn Cole of Fadermaster Studios in Vancouver. He's a great friend, a former roommate, and a former DJ for me at my club. So if you need to hire someone to do any professional vocal work, go to his website and check him out. His studio is based in Vancouver, where he also teaches at a couple of the sound schools, but they have clients all over the world.


Blog: (You can "follow" it with Google)
   http://subterraneanhomesickgrooves.blogspot.com


Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older mixes, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx




Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Friday, February 19, 2010

SHG Radio Show Episode 006

Here we are with episode number six of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada, programmed and mixed by DJ Bolivia. The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is on progressive and tribal house, and a bit of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (006) can be seen below.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.







Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:





Here are Track Listings for this episode:

01. Dr Kucho, "Green Planet" (Tochner & Colorless Remix).
02. Chab feat JD Davis, "Lonely" (Simon & Shaker Class Remix).
03. Radek K, "Gold Coast" (Original Mix).
04. Dezza & Dutch Robinson feat Michelle, "Take You Home" (Vocal Version).
05. Cirez D, "On Off" (Sebastien Leger Remix).
06. Wolfgang Gartner, "Latin Fever" (Original Mix).
07. Sterio & McClellan, "Crowders Mountain" (Mario & Eric JS Mix).
08. Funkagenda, "Nobody Listens To Techno" (Original Mix).
09. Retroid, "Chasing Rainbows" (Retroid Remix).
10. Nadia Ali, "Love Story" (Dresden & Johnston Vocal Mix).




More information is available on our Website:
   http://www.subterraneanhomesickgrooves.ca


Here are a few notes up on some of the artists or producers featured in this week's show:

Radek K (Poland) - I mentioned Radek in last week's show because I closed that episode with one of his tracks, although I was running out of time so I was only able to fit a small part of it in. I thought I'd throw in a full track this week, and in listening to the show after the fact, I'm very glad I did. I think you can probably get this track on Beatport soon, if it isn't already there.

Dezza (Canada) - This is another producer that I mentioned last week, since he's a friend of mine from Halifax, very close to my home. Yet another solid production. I don't think this one has been released yet.

Cirez D (Sweden) - I used another of his tracks in last week's show, although this one was a request from someone on my facebook fan page. Even if you're not familiar with progressive house, you know this producer - his real name is Eric Prydz, ie. "Call On Me." He produces under several labels and pseudonyms. A quote from his MySpace page should sum up this track: "Releases on his more hard edge Mouseville records under the pseudonym Cirez D have been tough and powerful, a throwback to the underground techno roots his native Sweden have become famous for." And of course, he is a former member of the Swedish House Mafia.

Wolfgang Gartner (US) - Bueller? Bueller? Gartner has been huge on BPM (Sirius) and just about everywhere else for quite a while now. He played in Halifax not too long ago, and regrettably, I didn't get a chance to catch his set or meet him. "Latin Fever" is obviously pretty well known right now. For all the budding producers out there, check out the "Latin Fever" remix contest announced on Beatport last week.

Funkagenda (UK) - What's this, a Moby theme in his music? Well, this makes a pair that I know of, and it's a fine pair, if "you know what is what." It's too bad that nobody listens to techno, but you should listen to Funkagenda.

Retroid (Hungary) - This track was a lifesaver. I recorded this mix during the Canada/Switzerland olympic hockey game, and although I usually pick out most of the tracks before I head to the decks and mix them, I didn't realize before I started mixing this week's show that I didn't have enough tracks to fill a full hour. Halfway through the second-last track, I realized I was short, and panicked because I wanted to end the mix with "Love Story." So I grabbed a random CD with no label or name, and mixed it in. It was Retroid's "Chasing Rainbows" track, which was on System in 2008. Well, it worked quite well in the mix, although it took me a couple hours to figure out what track I had just used.

Nadia Ali (Pakistan/US) - Most people know Nadia as the voice behind "Rapture" and "The End," when she was fronting iiO. It's a voice you'll never forget, and this classic remix by Dave Dresden and Mikael Johnston is a great track to leave you wanting more for next week. Incidentally, Dave (formerly of Gabriel & Dresden) and Mikael (formerly of Mephisto Odyssey) just started up a fan page on Facebook - check it out, since they have a lot of great tracks in the works.


Blog: (You can "follow" it with Google)
   http://subterraneanhomesickgrooves.blogspot.com


Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older mixes, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx




Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Friday, February 12, 2010

SHG Radio Show Episode 005

Here we are with episode number five of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, which is a weekly electronica-based radio show presented on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada, programmed and mixed by DJ Bolivia. Although the show will encompass many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, the main focus will be on progressive and tribal house, and a bit of trance. The show is available for download directly from this blog posting, and you can also cut and paste our podcast feed directly into iTunes or whatever podcasting software you're using.

After I re-listened to last week's show, I noticed that it was kind of "dark." With so few vocals, it didn't really fit the style of the previous three shows, which had featured about fifty percent vocal tracks. I'm not saying that tracks without vocals are a bad thing - quite the contrary! But regardless, you'll notice that this week's show does feature a lot more vocal tracks, and is closer in format to previous episodes. Liner notes for this episode (005) can be seen below.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.







Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:





Here are Track Listings for this episode:

01. Felguk, "Galaxy Traveller" (Neelix Remix).
02. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, "Salinas" (White Island Original).
03. Mirabeau, "Inner Love" (Mirabeau Mix).
04. Morgan Page, "Strange Condition" (Inpetto Vocal Mix).
05. Dezza feat Angel, "Never Be The Same" (Dezza Remix).
06. Cirez D, "Glow" (Original Mix).
07. Josh Gabriel & Winter Kills, "Deep Down" (Francis Preve Remix).
08. Da Hool, "Meet Her At The Love Parade" (Alejandro Montero Main Mix).
09. Chus & Ceballos, "Go On" (Paco Buggin & Joy Marquez Remix).
10. Second Left feat Soda, "Escape" (Original Mix).
11. Radek K, "Get Their Stuff" (Radek K Remix).





By the way, please excuse the extra audio at the 7:43 mark of the mix. It's not actually part of "Salinas," I just felt a "hangover" coming on ...


More information is available on our Website:
   http://www.subterraneanhomesickgrooves.ca


From now on, I’ll try to throw a few notes up on some of the artists or producers featured in each show:

Felguk (Brazil) - A production duo comprised of Felipe Lozinsky and Gustavo Rozentha. Lots of great electro-house productions with fat basslines and wicked beats. This duo has really blown up since 2006. For any local Atlantic Canadians reading this, Felguk is playing at the Paragon (the old Marquis) in Halifax on March 5th, a Friday night, and at Evolution in Saint John the following night.

Morgan Page (United States) – Definitely one of my favourite producers, especially for tracks in the past couple of years such as “The Longest Road” (featuring Lissie) and “Angels” (featuring Norah Jones). His new track, “Fight For You,” is huge.

Dezza (Canada) – Definitely one of my favourite local producers. Dezza (Derek Silvestre) is from Halifax, and has enjoyed recent support from DJ’s such as Tiesto, PVD, and many more. One of several local guys who is really putting Atlantic Canada on the map in the electronic music scene.

Josh Gabriel (the Netherlands) – Since the collaboration between Gabriel & Dresden ended almost two years ago (has it really been that long?), both Josh & Dave Dresden have been working tirelessly on new projects. Josh is now living in Amsterdam, and has been doing a lot of work recently with Armanda Music. To be honest, Josh was a very big inspiration for me a few years ago, and some of the unsolicited positive feedback that I got from him about some of my DJ mixes helped me realize that within a year or so, I needed to change my focus in life to emphasize music a lot more. I’m still in the middle of that metamorphosis, but looking forward to big things on the production front within a year.

Alejandro Montreo (Argentina) – a friend of mine from Buenos Aires, Alejandro did a great job remixing this classic track.

Paco Buggin (Spain) & Joy Marquez (Mexico) – these two producers continually impress me with their progressive & tribal productions. In fact, I love the amount of well-produced progressive house that comes out of Spain and Latin America as a whole.

Radek K (Poland) – I’ve known Radek for a few years now, and he has recently broadened his focus to expand from just DJ’ing, so that he now also spends quite a bit of time on production. Some of his recent productions are listed on Beatport, and you’ll be sure to hear more of his remixes & originals on my show in the future.


On a final note, if you go to our blog site, I highly encourage you to click on the link that lets you "follow" the blog, so you'll get a notice when new episodes of the show are released. Thanks so much for all your support, and here is a link:

Blog site:    http://subterraneanhomesickgrooves.blogspot.com


Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older mixes, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx




Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Friday, February 5, 2010

SHG Radio Show Episode 004

Here we are with episode number four of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™ !

Subterranean Homesick Grooves is a weekly electronica-based radio show presented on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada, programmed and mixed by DJ Bolivia. Although the show will encompass many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, the main focus will be on progressive and tribal house, and a bit of trance. The show is available for download directly from this blog posting, and you can also cut and paste our podcast feed directly into iTunes or whatever podcasting software you're using. Notes for Episode 004 can be seen below.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.







Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:





Here are Track Listings for this episode:

01. Bolivia, “Global Underground” (Da Saltshakerz New York Remix).
02. Chris Domingo feat Isabell, “Last Day” (Original Mix).
03. 16 Bit Lolitas & Glowfield, “Calling New York” (Original Mix).
04. Nestor Delano & Jay Klos, “You See” (Original Mix).
05. Kalil Carajeleascov & Thiago Grazloli, “Click It” (Original Mix).
06. Evave, “Up Is Down” (Stardesign Remix).
07. Deadmau5, “The 16th Hour” (Original Mix).
08. Komytea, “Professional Killers” (Jerome Isma Ae & Daniel Portman Remix).
09. Aqualize, “Land Of 2 Suns” (Original Mix).
10. Dean Coleman feat DCLA, “I Want You” (Andrew Bayer Remix).






More information is available on our Website:
   www.subterraneanhomesickgrooves.ca


Now that we've got the kinks worked out of the podcast feeds and blog feeds, each future episode will be an entirely brand-new and previously unreleased mix. In this particular episode, some of my favorite tracks are "You See" (Nestor Delano) and "I Want You" (Dean Coleman). Both are new releases, and completely different styles, with "You See" being mostly instrumental and "I Want You" being a vocal track. I'm also a big fan of the Aqualize track, although it's an older one. You'll notice that this week's mix is predominantly non-vocal. That's just the way it came out. I don't really plan these shows out to match any sort of theme, so don't assume that the lack of vocals is indicative of the future direction of most of my mixes. If I think that the music is good, I'll play it, no matter what the specific characteristics are. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, I appreciate when you share the link with friends who might also enjoy the music ...


Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older mixes, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.


Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older mixes, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx




Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca