Thursday, February 10, 2011

SHG Radio Show Episode 047

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada. The show is normally programmed and mixed by Jonathan Clark (as DJ Bolivia), although some weeks feature guest mixes by other Canadian DJ's. The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is definitely on progressive and tribal house, and a very small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (047) 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 episode 047:

01. Beeswax, "Ice Fresh" (Andrew Benson Remix).
02. Solips & Gil Dagan, "Salt And Pepper" (Original Mix).
03. DJ Cuca, "We Got Body Music" (Daytansystem Remix).
04. Sean McClellan, "Ascend" (Blueroom Project Remix).
05. Levente, "The Pessimist" (Original Mix).
06. 21 Street, "Dream Away" (Original Mix).
07. Massimo Santucci, "Emotional Rescue" (Afternoon Mix).
08. Bolivia, "Global Underground" (DJ Nard Instrumental).
09. Jon Sine, "Cosmic Dust" (SKJG Project Remix).




You'll notice that there's a new version of "Global Underground" in this set. This one was done by DJ Nard, and it's an instrumental version of the song that he did for my remix contest last year. If you want a copy of his entire track, it's a free download on my SoundCloud page. I don't have a lot of stuff on that page yet, but my goal for this summer and fall is to produce a full artist album of progressive house, and a number of other individual single releases. So bookmark that SoundCloud page, because it will get a lot more music added to it over the coming twelve months. You can also check the track out individually (except through Facebook) right here:

Bolivia - Global Underground (DJ Nard Instrumental) by djbolivia


One notable thing about this week's show is that I finally feel like the radio show is getting a sense of direction. For the first thirty episodes, I experimented with a few different styles. The show was progressive house more often than not, but there was also a bit of trance, some electro, and some mainstream. There were a dozen great guest mixes too. In fact, if I had to make a top10 list of episodes to date, half of them would be guest mixes! But the end result was that there wasn't a lot of consistency. However, for the last few shows (with the exception of #045, which was the last time I'll be playing mainstream/top40 on Subterranean Homesick Grooves), I've finally felt like I've found the style I want: Progressive and tech-house. Very few vocals. Nothing bouncy or mainstream. The kind of music that most people know me for playing from the first several years that I had my main website online (except even fewer vocals than I used in mixes from 2003-2006). So that's what you can expect from the show from this point forward.

Also, now that I've spent the past six months trying to "catch up" on a lot of projects that I should have completed in the past three years, I feel like I finally have more free time. I've got a couple of big projects that are going to wrap up this weekend, and next week is going to be a "new start" for me. I'll be doing a lot more of my own production work, and I've also made arrangements to collaborate with a couple of other Atlantic Canadian producers. Finally, starting next week, I'm going to be spending a bit more time on the write-ups for each radio show, giving readers a bit of background about some of the artists & producers/remixers featured in each episode.

For people in southern New Brunswick, I'll be playing a progressive house set from 11pm to 2am on Friday, February 11th, at Triangles on St. George Street in Moncton. I hope to see a lot of familiar faces there. Enjoy this week's radio show!


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

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




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        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