Thursday, March 31, 2011

DJ Dan Canadian Tour Video

I just put together some video of DJ Dan on a recent Canadian tour. The footage comes from five different clubs, including The City Grill and Triangles in Moncton, The Palace and Reflections in Halifax, and The Warehouse in Calgary.



Tracks Used in the Backing Audio include:
DJ Dan, "N20" (DJ Dan's Bongloid Mix)
DJ Dan, "Stick Em" (DJ Dan 2010 Edit)
DJ Dan, "Seduction" (Original Mix)
DJ Dan, "Tribute To Voodoo Ray" (Dan's Spellbound Mix)

Here's a link to the video:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pJ4i4sU3UI




A big thanks to Dan for being so accommodating with all of the filming in the various locations. For more information about DJ Dan, visit:
http://www.djdan.com

Unfortunately, the footage that was taken on four of the five nights was almost lost due to a major malfunction in the camera used. We managed to recover a small amount from each night, which was used to put this video together, but if you look closely you can still see a few skips and artifacts that we regrettably had to live with.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Video: Setting Up Your Turntables

Several years ago, I filmed Marc Carnes (a DJ and audio expert) doing a tutorial video on the proper setup of a turntable. I ended up posting it to YouTube about two years ago, although I had to cut it up into five different videos at the time because YouTube's 10-minute length-limit. I was tidying up some videos this week and noticed that the series had gotten quite a few views, so I decided to re-encode the original as a single full-length video and post it online to replace the older series. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_SWUbDgAW8




Basically, the video shows you how to properly set up your Technics 1200 turntables, including leveling, grounding, platter assembly, attaching a cartridge or headshell, and balancing the tone-arm. The Technics 1200 is the industry standard deck, but people using any other turntable brands will gain a fair amount of knowledge from the video too.

In addition to the video, I also have a page on my website that talks about this turntable in a lot of detail:

http://www.djbolivia.ca/turntables.html

I know that the old series turned out to be useful for thousands of people, so hopefully this single version is a bit more convenient. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section on YouTube and I'll try to respond as quickly as possible. As always, if you find this video (or the turntable page on the website) to be useful, I appreciate you posting links on your blogs or favorite message boards.





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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SHG Radio Show Episode 054

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, and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. 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 (054) 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 054:

01. Brisker & Magitman, "Braniac" (Original Mix).
02. Entity, "Soul Drifter" (Vortex Remix).
03. Stefano Noferini, "OK Baby" (Original Version).
04. Spencer & Hill, "Less Go" (Glitter Remix).
05. Dhord, "How Are" (Original Mix).
06. Stefano Noferini, "Bad Davis" (Original Mix).
07. Jeter Avio, "4 Moments" (Original Mix).
08. Yvan Emerick, "STD" (Original Mix).
09. Manuel De La Mare, "Talamanca" (Stefano Noferini Remix).
10. JL, "Enjoy This Trip" (Original Mix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or SoundCloud pages for a few of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Brisker & Magitman (Italy)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)
Spencer & Hill (Germany)
Dhord (Brazil)
Jeter Avio (Russia)
Yvan Emerick (France)
Manuel De La Mare (Britain)


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



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, 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


Monday, March 28, 2011

Felguk Video from Halifax

Felguk is the stage name of the Brazilian DJ's and music producer duo Felipe Lozinsky and Gustavo Rozenthal. Felguk were brought into the Paragon on March 5th, 2010, by a friend of mine, the late Galen MacDonald (GTM Group). Thanks to Felguk, the Paragon, and GTM for their assistance in getting footage to create this video:


YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdGlP8ftAp0



Audio backing tracks used in this video include:

0:00 Felguk, "Buzz Me" (Rework 2011 Master).
2:03 Felguk, "Galaxy Traveller" (Original Mix).
4:32 Felguk, "Side By Side" (Felguk Intro Mix).

Click here for a discography of the group.


Unfortunately, the footage that was taken that night was almost lost due to a major malfunction in the camera used. Galen and I talked about it last summer, when I was working out west and initially tried to start editing. He was disappointed that the footage had been lost and it wouldn't be possible to complete the video. However, I rediscovered the tapes again last week and by using some older cameras in the my studio, I eventually managed to recover a small amount which was used to put this video together. If you look closely at the final video, you can still see a few skips and artifacts that I regrettably had to include, since there was so little good footage that I could recover. However, I think that if Galen was still around, he'd be very happy to know that something came together eventually.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mix: Bolivia, "All About Love And Dancing"

I was just looking through my hard drives and I found a copy of a mix called "All About Love And Dancing" that I did a while ago (April 26th, 2002, to be exact). Most of it is a Deep House style mix, so definitely not the sort of music that I play regularly. And remember that I mixed this on vinyl in 2002, so my mixing skills weren't quite as good as they are today!

Anyway, it's a pretty grooving yet laid-back mix, good to listen to on a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon, so I thought I'd swallow my professional pride and throw it up here as a "blast from the past" sort of download. And I guess that the mixing isn't THAT bad. Someone on MixRiot was kind enough to describe the mix as, "Intense, elegant and sensorial." So here's the link:

This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of 15 of DJ Bolivia's older mixes, from the following link:


The mixes are compressed as a RAR archive, which can be opened natively in Windows.  If you're using a Mac, you can use free utilities to open the RAR (popular examples are "The Unarchiver" and the "UnRarX" app).  The password to open the archive is simply 'bolivia' and the size of the download is 2.5 gigs.  If you have problems downloading this archive from the above Google Drive link, you can email DJ Bolivia at djbolivia@gmail.com for an alternate download link.

Additional information about finding any of DJ Bolivia's older mixes can be found at this link:


Thanks for your interest in these old historical mixes!






And finally, here are track listings for the mix:

01. DJ Gabriel B. & Romelus S., "Gimme Love." Written and produced by Gabriel Bouvet & Sylvain Romelus. Warrio for Adult Only Productions. Published by Subscience Ed. Licensed from Subscience. Copyright 2001 airtight recordings. Distributed by Vital.

02. Circulation, "Emerald." [Unlabeled Side]. Written and produced by Circulation for Circulation. Copyright Control Circulation 2001.

03. Z2, "Black Finished Chrome." Written and produced by Rich Mowatt and Andy Bury for Solar Stone Productions. Copyright Control. Copyright 2001 Hooj Choons Ltd., Distributed by Vital.

04. Silvio Ecomo, "Standing." [Jamie Anderson Remix]. Written and produced by Silvio Ecomo. Remix and additional production by Jamie Anderson at Artform. Published by Club Music Publishing. Licensed from BPM Dance, the Netherlands. Copyright 2000 Hooj Choons, Distributed by Vital.

05. Celeda, "The Underground." [John Creamer & Stephane K. Remix]. Produced, mixed, and arranged by Peter Rauhofer for Unique Productions. Written by Victoria Sharpe & Peter Rauhofer. Licensed from Star Sixty Nine Records. Superior SUPR0101-6.

06. Circulation, "Aqua." [Labeled Side]. Written and produced by Circulation for Circulation. Copyright Control Circulation 2001.

07. Parks and Wilson, "Drum Parade." [No UFO's / Parks & Wilson's Berlin Mix]. Written and produced by Michael Park and Michael Wilson. Represented by Red Parrot Management. Engineered and mixed by Nic Britton. Published by Peermusic (UK) Ltd. Copyright 2000 Hooj Choons Ltd., Distributed by Vital.

08. 16B feat. Morel, "Escape (Driving to Heaven)." [Francisco Savier Remix]. Written, mixed, and produced by Omid 16B Nourizadeh. Recorded at Alola Studios 2001. Vocals written, performed, and produced by Richard Morel at Pink Noise Sudios, USA. Morel appears courtesy of Yoshitoshi Recordings. Remix and additional production by Francisco Savier. Recorded at Studio 9, Brixton. Francisco Savier appears courtesy of Eve Records UK. Published by Alola Music / Westbury Music Ltd. / Outsider Music (ASCAP). Copyright 2001 Hooj Choons Ltd., Distributed by Vital.

09. Jason Downs, "Cherokee." [John Creamer and Stephane K Remix]. An original sound recording made by Zomba Records Limited. Copyright 2001 Zomba Records Limted.

10. Killahurtz, "West on 27th." [A Tribe Called KHz Mix]. Written by M. Park, N. Britton & L. Whitney. Produced and Mixed by Killahurtz at Midi Room Studios, UK. Published by Peer Music Uk Ltd. Copyright Control. Copyright 2000 Hooj Choons Ltd., Distributed by Vital.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tutorial Video about Audio Mixer Basics

I just put together another section of my "Learn To DJ" course, with a new video on YouTube. This one focuses on the BASICS of using mixers, whether they are DJ mixers or general purpose audio mixers.



Basically, I spent the first half of the video explaining simple concepts, using a Pioneer DJM-600 DJ-style mixer to illustrate concepts. I covered things like:
- What the channels are.
- How the EQ controls work.
- How the "room" or "mains" or "master" volume works (for the dance floor).
- How the "booth" or "monitor" volume works (for monitors in the DJ booth).
- How the "cue" or "headphones" volume works (so you can cue up songs in the headphones).
- How gain/trim levels work, to standardize output from each channel.
- How to keep a clean sound by avoiding pushing your individual channel gains & volumes to the point of distorting your signal.
- How to cue up tracks in the headphones.
- How the cross-fader works, and whether or not you need to use it.

I skipped fancier topics like using the on-board effects or send/returns.

After I finished with the DJM-600, I talked about two other DJ mixers, the Allen & Heath Xone 62 and the Allen & Heath Xone 4D. I showed how different mixers appear on the surface to be radically different, but really, most of them have all of the same basic functions. I mentioned the MIDI sections on the Xone 4D, but didn't go into any detail about them.

Finally, I brought out a couple of general audio mixers (the Mackie CR-1602 and the Yamaha EMX-5000) and talked about the differences between mixers designed specifically for DJ's versus those designed for live performances or studio use, with significantly more channels.


If you need extremely detailed videos describing the functions of any of the mixers mentioned here, you should dig deeper into YouTube. This video was intended to teach people what a mixer is used for and how to recognize the basic functions, rather than to go into complete detail about all the advanced features.

Hopefully some of you will enjoy watching the video (I apologize, but the sound in this video stutters occasionally in the first thirty seconds):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HagbFSshHY











Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to Self-Ground a Technics 1200 Turntable

About a year ago, Fred Bissnette and I filmed a video that showed do-it-yourself technicians how to self-ground a Technics 1200-series turntable, so you no longer need to attach a grounding wire to the mixer. No more feedback or annoying hum from improperly grounded turntables! I cut it up into five parts and posted it on YouTube (because of the ten-minute file limit at the time) and in the past year, the videos have had tens of thousands of views. So now that my account has been upgraded to allow for long-length videos, I figured it would be worthwhile to spend a bit of time and to re-post the video in its original, full-length version.




Basically, the video teaches any competent home-repair buff how to do the job themselves and save a significant "upgrade" fee, with just a milk crate, phillips screwdriver, wire strippers (or knife), and a soldering iron. The modification is actually quite simple, and the video explains how to ground it properly, so that the deck is properly grounded for all types of cartridges, without rending your turntable in mono. Please note that we shall not assume responsibility for any damages to your turntable incurred while attempting this repair. However, watch the entire video, and you'll see that a competent DIY handyman can quickly and easily perform this task at home.

Here's a link to the new, full-length version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3leKhyNinNk




Again, many thanks to Fred Bissnette (DJ Nexus6ix) for his assistance with this video.


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Monday, March 21, 2011

SHG Radio Show Episode 053

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, and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. 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 (053) 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 053:

01. Seal Rocks, "Portside" (Idforma's Shoreline Remix).
02. Richard Knott, "Halo" (Original Mix).
03. Steve May, "230 Fith" (Original Mix).
04. Audio Kaleidoscope, "A380 Heathrow To Hong Kong" (Original Mix).
05. Yacek, "Complicated Policies" (Original Mix).
06. Trim The Fat, "Shift One" (Original Mix).
07. Riktam & Bansi, "This Way Up" (Original Mix).
08. DJ Rabano & Danoden, "In The Streets" (Bass Robbers Remix).
09. Ryan Sullivan, "It Will Always Be This Way" (Original Mix).
10. Age Of Love, "The Age Of Love" (Manuel De La Mare Remix).






Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or SoundCloud pages for some of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Seal Rocks (Britain)
Idforma (Britain)
Richard Halo (Britain)
Steve May (Australia)
Yacek (United States)
Trim The Fat (Britain)
Riktam & Bansi (Spain)
DJ Rabano (Netherlands)
Danoden (Netherlands)
Bass Robbers (Netherlands)
Ryan Sullivan (South Africa)
Manuel De La Mare (Britain)


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



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, 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


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Show: Irish Party at STU

I played another show at St. Thomas University tonight. To be honest, it was one of the toughest dance floors that I've had in the past dozen or more shows.

The format was a bit different than normal. I was asked to try to play a mix of "Irish Music and Pub Music" for the first hour or two, and then move into normal club dance music for the last couple hours. I played a dance set at the same school only three weeks ago, and it was one of the best events that I've played in ages. But tonight's show was harder.

For a DJ, trying to analyze the dance floor is the hardest part of the job. No matter how much music you know, you can't just play the music that you like personally, or else you're probably not going to make a lot of people happy. And what's tougher, the music that one person enjoys is quite often NOT the music that the next person enjoys. For a DJ, the best dance floor that you'll ever get is one where everyone likes the same kind of music, and it's also a genre that you like. But no matter how talented you are, if you have a "fragmented" dance floor, you're going to be banging your head against a wall. That's how I felt tonight.

Generally, around my corner of the world, there are three main genres of music for club-goers: classic rock, hip hop, and dance music. I'll ignore indie music, which is another important category, but not one that many "club" goers listen to. The indie-loving hipsters hang out in the cool bars (by the way, I occasionally work as a bartender in one of those sort of places, and I love it - you can find the "Ducky's" photo album on my facebook page). Anyway, usually, each person on the dance floor prefers one of those three genres, then tolerates or appreciates a second of the three, and prefers to avoid (or adamantly detests) the third.

So for tonight, since it was a couple days after St. Patrick's, I assumed that I'd be playing a combination of classic rock and "east coast" music and Irish or Celtic music. And I did. It actually went over much better than I had hoped (and I enjoy playing this sort of stuff). I prolonged moving into the dance music for a bit longer than expected. At this point, I was worried, because I had moved with some pretty up-tempo east coast music (Great Big Sea) right into dance tracks that actually had a slower tempo. So for the first ten minutes of dance music, it felt (to me) like the tempo was "dragging." Mental note for all DJ's out there: if you're in a situation like this, you're far better off just dropping to a track with a really slow tempo at first, to break up the energy expectation, and then start building slowly again. I knew this lesson; I just thought I could ignore it tonight. In retrospect, I'd do it differently. But other than that slight hiccup, once the "dance music" (top40) started, the energy of the dance floor really started to pick up.

Hip hop wasn't a problem tonight. I don't mind playing hip hop at all, in fact I enjoy it at times, but tonight wasn't the right setting. Luckily, I only had three requests for hip hop tracks. By the way, "Black And Yellow" was one of those requests as usual. When I started playing that back in September, I really liked the song but had no idea that it would peak six months later, instead of within the month. But I think I was able to steer two of the three requests to top40 tracks, so not a big deal.

The only real problem was that a lot of the people who really enjoyed the east coast music didn't seem to be completely into the dance music too. The dance floor was great for a few hours, but towards the end of the night it started to die down. I'm not used to that. I'm used to having the "peak" of the dance floor be at the end of my set (when I headline at clubs), then the lights get turned on and people go home wanting more. I suspect that since I was playing at a university, with a lot of students who are approaching finals in a few weeks, they were pretty worn out (especially after the real St. Patrick's parties on Thursday night). And to be honest, I also played two tracks tonight that are extremely popular in my own university town, but which didn't go over well at all tonight. Different universities, different mindset. Live and learn.

But anyway, although it was a pretty challenging night from my own point of view, every night can't be the best show of your career. There's no question that I'd still go back to play there again, and I still enjoyed most of the night. And learning new nuances about a dance floor is something that a DJ needs to be prepared for, even after years of experience. Also, the promoter/organizer was great.

Here are track listings from tonight's show. Remember that the first part was all supposed to be classic rock and east coast, and the rest could be loosely categorized as "top 40" and "club dance music." Also, more than a dozen of the dance tracks that I played in the second half of the set were requests - some of which really surprised me. Here we go:

01. Chumbawamba - Tub Thumping.
02. Georgia Satellite - Keep Your Hands To Yourself.
03. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance.
04. Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire.
05. Signal Hill - Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard.
06. George Thorogood - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.
07. Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog.
08. Grand Funk Railroad - American Band.
09. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me.
10. Rick Derringer - Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo.
11. Dr. Hook - Cover Of The Rolling Stone.
12. Stampeders - Wild Eyes.
13. Steven Stills - Love The One You're With.
14. Rawlin's Cross - Long Night.
15. Derek & The Dominos - Layla.
16. Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall.
17. Ram Jam Band - Black Betty.
18. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy.
19. Sweet - Ballroom Blitz.
20. Golden Earring - Radar Love.
21. Loverboy - Loving Every Minute.
22. Thirty-Eight Special - Back To Paradise.
23. Run DMC - Walk This Way.
24. Los Lobos - La Bamba.
25. B-52's - Love Shack.
26. Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart.
27. Great Big Sea - Run Runaway.
28. Great Big Sea - The Night That Patty Murphy Died.
29. Signal Hill - Cracklin' Rosie.
30. Spirit Of The West - Home For A Rest.
31. Great Big Sea - The Old Black Rum.
32. Great Big Sea - Mari Mac.
33. Riviera Project - Young Folks (Robbie Rivera Electro Mix).
34. Ian Carey & Snoop - Last Night (Extended Mix).
35. Usher - More (Gareth Wyn Remix).
36. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull - On The Floor (Brian Cua Summer Club Mix).
37. Rihanna - S&M (Joe Bermudez & Chico Extended Mix).
38. Paul Oakenfold & Benny Benassi - Otherside (Rock Radio Mix).
39. Katy Perry - ET (Dave Aude Club Mix).
40. Ke$ha - Take It Off (Jake Walmsley 2010 Electro Remix).
41. Beyonce - Single Ladies.
42. Taio Cruz - Dynamite (Mixing Marc Club Mix).
43. Enrique Iglesias - Tonight I'm Lovin' You (Clean Edit, maybe Dresden & Johnston?).
44. Paradiso Girls - Patron Tequila.
45. Black-Eyed Peas - The Time/Dirty Bit.
46. Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way (Tommy Love Dream Mix).
47. Pink - Fu**ing Perfect (Liam Keegan Club Mix).
48. Nerve & Ollie James - Irresistable (Chuckie & Gergori Klosman Remix).
49. Beyonce - Diva.
50. Edward Mayo - Stereo Love (Molella Remix).
51. Swedish House Mafia - Miami 2 Ibiza.
52. Rihanna - What's My Name (Steamweaver Does Moran & Rigg Club Mix).
53. Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Liam Keegan Extended Remix).
54. Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me (DJ Kue Remix).
55. Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix).
56. Tiesto & Diplo - C'mon.
57. Sonny D - Barbara Streisand vs. Sofi Needs A Ladder.
58. Global DJ's - Sounds of San Francisco.
59. Madison Avenue - Who The Hell Are You.
60. Alyssa Rubio - Keep On Dancing (Wideboys Club Remix).
61. Alex Lamb - Freedom (John De Sohn Remix).
62. J Pearl - It's Getting Physical (Wideboys Dub Mix).
63. Kim Sozzi - Rated R (Jump Smokers Clean Extended Mix).
64. Remady & ManuL - Save Your Heart (Extended Club Mix).

Sorry, no photos this time. I forgot to bring the camera.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SHG Radio Show Episode 052

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, and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. 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 (052) 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 052:

01. Robert Maximal, "Rainy Days" (Original Mix).
02. Sezer Uysal, "Aura Matan" (Caspi Remix).
03. Emelyanov, "Remember" (Piano Original Mix).
04. DJ Andrego & Lipe Percussion, "Tas A Ver" (Original Mix).
05. Monkey Bros, "White Trip" (Daniele Petronelli Remix).
06. Jmix & Dani Carrera, "Everybody Sing" (Fresh Sound 10 Remix).
07. Gai Barone, "Organum" (Original Mix).
08. Antix, "Manta" (Beckers Remix).
09. Degraft, "Am I Dreaming" (Pitch Dark Remix).
10. Jay Lumen, "Mooovin" (Original Mix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or SoundCloud pages for some of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Robert Maximal (Romania)
Sezer Uysal (Russia)
Caspi (Russia)
Alexey Emelyanov (Russia)
DJ Andrego (Portugal)
Monkey Bros (Spain)
Daniele Petronelli (Italy)
JMix (Spain)
Dani Carrera (Spain)
Gai Barone (Italy)
Antix (New Zealand)
Beckers (Germany)
Pitch Dark (Australia)
Jay Lumen (Hungary)


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



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, 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


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Upbeat Workout Music, Mix #04

I've spent the past couple days putting together another workout music mix, and there has been a lot of anticipation of people waiting for this one ...

The mix is an hour long, and anyone can download it (the link is near the bottom of this post). The mix that you can download here doesn't have any personal or radio station promos in it, so it will be great if it's being played in a gym.


Here are Track Listings for Workout Mix #04:

01. Ke$ha, "Blow" (Radio Edit).
02. Nervo & Ollie James, "Irresistable" (Chuckie & Gergori Klosman Remix).
03. Katy Perry, "ET" (Dave Aude Club Mix).
04. Zoe Badwi, "Freefallin" (Moto Blanco Club Mix).
05. J Pearl, "It's Getting Physical" (Wideboys Dub Mix).
06. Kim Sozzi, "Rated R" (Jump Smokers Clean Extended Mix).
07. Alyssa Rubino, "Keep On Dancing" (Wideboys Club Remix).
08. Usher, "More" (Gareth Wyn Remix).
09. Rihanna, "S&M" (Joe Bermudez & Chico Extended Mix).
10. Jennifer Lopez, "On The Floor" (Brian Cua Summer Club Mix).
11. Sander Van Doorn, "Love Is Darkness" (Original Mix).
12. Gareth Emery, "Sanctuary."
13. Laidback Luke, "Timebomb" (Original Mix).
14. Deadmau5, "Sofi Needs A Ladder" (Dj Chaos Cut & Paste Re-Edit Mix).

Note: If you're trying to track down remixes listed above and they sound different than what you're hearing in this mix, it's because I do a lot of specific editing of my own to each track before I put the mix together, and there is a lot of extra percussion added.





To download any of the previous mixes in the Workout Music series, go to:
   http://www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html



I have lots of other upbeat electronica mixes available on my DJ website, on the Mix Downloads page. Admittedly, there aren't too many mixes there [yet] that are exclusively club dance tracks, but there are a lot of house/trance mixes that I find to be pretty good to listen to when I'm going running. Or driving. Or doing any sort of mindless task where I just want some energetic beats to listen to. Most of them are about an hour long, to fit onto a standard CD. Check them out, maybe you'd enjoy some of them?


This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 12 of DJ Bolivia's older workout mixes, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2010 and 2014) are compressed as a RAR archive, which can be opened natively in Windows.  If you're using a Mac, you can use a free utility to open the RAR (popular examples are "The Unarchiver" and the "UnRarX" app).  The password to open the archive is simply 'bolivia' and the size of the download is 1.6 gigabytes.  If you have problems downloading this archive from the above Google Drive link, you can email DJ Bolivia at djbolivia@gmail.com for an alternate download link.

Additional information about finding any of DJ Bolivia's older mixes can be found at this link:


Thanks for your interest in these old historical mixes!











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


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SHG Radio Show Episode 051

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, and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. 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 (051) 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 051:

01. NameSpace, "The Sentinel" (Deepfunk Remix).
02. Oleg Di Vice, "Empty Slot" (Original Mix).
03. DJ Ortzy & Mark M feat. Aria, "Party In Miami 2011" (Stefano Noferini Remix).
04. Gabriel & Castellon, "Hit The Bottom" (Creon Remix).
05. DJ Care, "Back To Basic" (Original Mix).
06. Oscitone & Newland, "Sailing Shark" (Original Mix).
07. Filthy Rich & Jorgensen, "Vacant" (Nikola Remode).
08. Beatsize, "Shave" (Original Mix).
09. Paul Bingham, "Capriccio" (Richard Sharp Remix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or SoundCloud pages for some of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



NameSpace (Britain)
Deepfunk (Malta)
Oleg Di Vice (Israel)
DJ Ortzy (Colombia)
Mark M (United States)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)
Gabriel & Castellon (Netherlands)
Creon (Ireland)
DJ Care (Colombia)
Oscitone & Newland (Britain)
Filthy Rich (Britain)
Beatsize (Switzerland)
Paul Bingham (Britain)

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



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, 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


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SHG Radio Show Episode 050

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, and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. 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 (050) 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 050:

01. Stedd, "The Fog" (Original Mix).
02. Sound Of Island, "The Beginning" (Dub Mix).
03. Kriece & Stallos, "Skullduggery" (Original Mix).
04. Funman, "Warming" (Original Mix).
05. Matteo Marini, "I Miss U" (Original Mix).
06. Chus & Ceballos, "Iberican Sound" (DJ Koutarou A Tokyo Remix).
07. Ricky Bruni, "Synapse" (Original Mix).
08. Bolivia, "Global Underground" (Pitched Senses Instrumental).
09. FC Nond, "Citru" (Original Mix).
10. Jordy Lishious, "Radiator" (Funkagenda & Jordy Lishious Edit).
11. Andy Notalez, "Soundgate" (Original Mix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or SoundCloud pages for some of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Stedd (Lithuania)
Kriece (Australia)
Funman (United States)
Matteo Marini (Italy)
Chus & Ceballos (Spain)
Koutarou-A (Japan)
Ricky Bruni (England)
FC Nond (Brazil)
Jordy Liscious (Netherlands)
Funkagenda (Britain)
Andy Notalez (Sweden)



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



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, 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