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.







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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.


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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).




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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.


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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.

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