Monday, April 4, 2011

Mix: Bolivia, "Live at the Evolve Festival, 2004-08-28"

This is actually an older mix that I'm posting today. It's already been online on my website for several years, and the only reason I'm posting it again right now is because I've had a couple requests recently from people who have said that it's one of the best sets that I've ever played, and I should feature it again. I don't entirely agree that it's one of my best, but I definitely enjoy listening to it now and again.

Unlike some shows, I remember this set extremely well. The one thing that really stood out for me was that it was the first time I saw Sonny D (a DJ/producer and friend of mine) dancing to a set. Now this is not actually that strange, but for some reason, a lot of DJ's tend to hang out more backstage and listen to the music and judge the technical mixing skills, instead of just getting out on the dance floor and really enjoying the show. So I was pretty happy to have Sonny dancing during my set - I took that as quite a compliment. By the way, for anyone who is in Halifax on April 23rd of this month, Sonny is opening for Tiesto at the Cunard Center.

This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 28 of DJ Bolivia's available recordings of live shows, from the following Google Drive link:

The recordings 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 5.6 gigabytes.  If you have problems downloading this archive from the above Google Drive link, you can email DJ Bolivia at 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!

Here are track listings for this set:

01. Seragaki, "Ryukyu Underground." [Sunrise Mix]. Written and produced by Jon Taylor & Keith Gordon. Licensed courtesy Respect Records, Japan. Copyright 2004, Baroque Records Ltd.
02. DJ Debra, "Damage." Produced, arranged, and mixed by DJ Debra and Jaimy. Mixed by Jaimy and Kenny D. Written and composed by D. Hempel & K. Doekhie. Recorded at Soundshapes Studio WEESP.
03. DJ Nukem, "Music Play." Nubreed.
04. Hiratzka & Kazell, "In Your Eyes." [Original Mix]. Written and produced by Mike Hiratzka and Kevin Bazell. Vocals by Shirli MCallen. Mix engineered by Mike Hiratzka. Recorded at Paradise In The Hood, Venice, CA. Copyright 2004 Alternative Route Recordings Limited.
05. Tone Depth & Soul Tan feat. Stephanie Vezina, "Broken." [G. Pal Safe Haven Mix]. Written and produced by Tony Papadopoulos & Sultan. Vocals written & performed by Stephanie Vezina. Additional production by George Pallikaris at Utopia Studios. Mastered at Utopia Studios by G. Pal. Published by Utopia Island Music. Copyright 2004, Swift Records.
06. Probspot, "Midnight." Written and produced by Rikard Fredriksson at the VLS Studio, Stockholm. Copyright 2004, Lost Language Recordings.
07. Subway Baby, "Gotta Stop." Written, produced, and recorded by Subway Baby for Q-Records/Q-Park AB. Published by Q-Songs. Copyright Q-Records, 2001.
08. Pankaj & Matt Edwards, "4 Corners." [Peter Bailey Mix]. Featuring vocal flavors from Mista Black. Written & produced by Pankaj & Matt Edwards at NuTrend Studios, NYC. Production inquiries contact Mark Finkelstein. Published by Copyright Control. Copyright 2003, Junior Entertainment.
09. That Kid Chris, "Come Together." [Electric Mood]. Produced and mixed by Chris Starpoli for That Kid Chris Productions Inc., Additional vocals by Melanie. Published by Starpoli Music. Copyright Junior Entertainment Ltd., 2002.
10. Max Graham, "Tell You." [Original]. Written and produced by Max Graham. Published by Copyright Control. Contains a sample from the recording "Call Waiting," by Zap Mama, licensed courtesy of Virgin Music Belgium. Copyright 2002, Hope Recordings.
11. Conjure One, "Center of the Sun." [Junkie XL Remix]. Remixed by Junkie XL at the Computer Hell Cabin. Produced by Rhys Fulber. Written by Rhys Fulber and Poe. Vocals by Poe. Published by Zomba Music Publishing/Sony ATV Songs LLC. Mastered by Rick Essig at Master Cuttingroom, NYC. Copyright 2003 Nettwerk Productions.
12. Pete Lazonby, "Everything is Burning." [The Richard K mix]. Written by Pete Lazonby & Andy Young. Produced by Pete Lazonby. Words taken from the poem "Song of Fire" by Andy Young. Vocals by Paul Heckler, Nadja Filtzer & Miss Sussie K. Recorded in New Orleans, Amsterdam, and London, additional production on remix by Richard Kegg. Mastered by Shane @ Heathman's mastering. Copyright Control/mcps.

By the way, the Evolve Festival is held every late July or early August in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. A couple of my friends are the organizers, and I was really happy to see that in a national CBC poll a few months ago, Evolve was voted as Canada's best music festival (out of almost a hundred festivals that were in the running). No matter where you live, you should check it out. People travel from all over the world to attend. Here's a link to their website:

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to play at Evolve since 2005, because they moved the date earlier in the summer and it conflicts with my summer job (it used to be held in late August). But hopefully, in a couple more years, I'll be retired from the tree planting industry and I'll be able to start playing at Evolve again.