Friday, August 26, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 075

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 small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (075) 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 075:

01. Sezer Uysal, "Solitariness" (DJ Tarkan & VSag Remix).
02. The Mayan, "Not Long Left" (Original Mix).
03. Kai Handberg, "Dissentient" (Original Mix).
04. Weepee, "Take It" (Original Mix).
05. Daniel Zuur, "Future Memory" (Original Mix).
06. Sebastian Krieg & Weekend Heroes, "Mercury" (Original Mix).
07. Diploid, "Seven Eleven" (Original Mix).
08. Frohmage, "Pow" (Original Mix).
09. El Mariachi, "Let's Play" (Original Mix).
10. George Vala & Audioprophecy, "City In Arms" (Tamer Malki Remix).
11. Freza & Sergey Flash, "Cosmogirl" (4Mal Underground Pink Remix).




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


Sezer Uysal (Turkey)
DJ Tarkan (Turkey)
The Mayan (Britain)
Kai Handberg (Norway)
Weepee (Lithuania)
Daniel Zuur (Netherlands)
Sebastian Krieg (Germany)
Weekend Heroes (Israel)
Diploid (Israel)
Frohmage (Israel)
El Mariachi (Ukraine)
George Vala (United States)
Audioprophecy (United States)
Tamer Malki (United States)
4Mal (Russia)



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, August 21, 2011

The Making of The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up"

The Prodigy released a song in 1997 entitled, "Smack My Bitch Up." Last year, the Performing Rights Society (which is the UK's version of SOCAN in Canada, or of the RIAA in the United States), voted the song as the most controversial song of all time.

The lyrical content is obviously contentious. The only lyrics in the song are, "Change my pitch up, smack my bitch up." They come from a sample of a rap song called, "Give The Drummer Some," by the Ultramagnetic MC's (from the late 1980's). A lot of people have obviously criticized the Prodigy's song, interpreting the lyrics as being highly misogynistic. Many radio stations around the world would only play an instrumental version of the song, and often just called the song, "The Prodigy" or "Smack."

The video is even more controversial. It depicts someone on a bender in an urban landscape, and includes drinking and driving, cocaine and heroin use, violence, vandalism, a hit & run, nudity and sex. MTV voted it as the most controversial video in their history, and despite floods of viewer requests to play it, the entire video wasn't played until many years after its release. The interesting thing about the video is that it is all filmed in the first-person perspective, but in a twist at the very end, it is revealed that the person at the center of all the action is a female.

Anyway, the point of this blog post wasn't to talk about the song, so bear with me for another couple minutes. I just figured that some background info would be good. However, I actually want to focus on the production of the track. There are seven different songs which were sampled in the making of the song:

1. Ultramagnetic MC's, "Give The Drummer Some"
2. Sheila Chandra, "Nana (The Dreaming)"
3. Kool & The Gang, "Funky Man"
4. Randy Weston, "In Memory Of"
5. Rage Against The Machine, "Bulls On Parade"
6. Afrique, "House Of Rising Funk"
7. Mixmaster Gee & The Turntable Orchestra, "Like This"

Most of these tracks were sampled outright, except for "Nana." The original version of the track used a sample, but subsequent releases had that part sung by Shahin Badar due to legal issues.


Here's a link to the original YouTube recording of "Give The Drummer Some." Unfortunately, this is only an audio recording, since no video was ever made for the song:




Anyway, this is where things get interesting. Jim Pavloff put together a YouTube video showing how to recreate the song using the Ableton Live software. People who aren't familiar with electronic music production will probably be fascinated with how sounds can be altered in the quest to create new music. A very large amount of modern music uses various techniques of sampling older music. Some people don't think highly of this practice, because they believe that it isn't as creative. Others feel that creativity is enhanced. I figure that people should recycle plastic and paper and other similar items, so I don't understand why some people get so passionate about the debate over recycling older music. Anyway, I digress. The point of this whole post is that experienced music producers who haven't seen this "Making Of" video before should find it really interesting. It helps if you are familiar with the Ableton software (if you're watching this for educational purposes), but you don't really need to understand the software to appreciate what's happening.



I find this video to be especially interesting because the techniques used to create the song appear to be very complex, but actually, it was quite simple to create.


Before I stop, here's a link to the YouTube version of "Smack My Bitch Up." This one is slightly censored. Also, there are age restrictions, so if you're not signed into YouTube or Google, it may not play. It may also be restricted from viewing in some countries.



You can also try clicking on this link to see the uncensored version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvDt57Dr_WY










Friday, August 19, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 074

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 small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (074) 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 074:

01. Xtranjera, "Light And Day" (Original Mix).
02. Dr Kucho, "Green Planet" (Tochner & Colorless Remix).
03. Gui Sheffer, "HiFi Sound" (Original Mix).
04. Festa Bros & DJ PP, "Punto Com" (Original Mix).
05. Umek, "Next Turn" (Original Mix).
06. Joe Dominguez, "Opium" (Original Mix).
07. JC Mazter, "I Love This Beat" (Original Mix).
08. Martin Volt, "Ode To Sweden" (Fadi Remix).
09. Kev Wright & Red And Blue, "Blink" (Original Mix).
10. Stefano Valli, "MJ For DJ" (Stefano Valli Club Mix).
11. Dion Mavath, "Salvador" (Feenixpawl Remix).
12. Jerome Isma-Ae & Sebastian Krieg, "959" (Original Mix).




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


Xtranjera (Buenos Aires)
Dr Kucho (Spain)
Tochner (Israel)
Colorless (Israel)
Gui Sheffer (Unknown)
Festa Bros (Argentina)
Umek (Slovenia)
Joe Dominguez (Italy)
Martin Volt (Netherlands)
Kev Wright (Britain)
Red And Blue (Britain)
Stefano Valli (Switzerland)
Dion Mavath (UAE)
Feenixpawl (Australia)
Jerome Isma-Ae (Germany)
Sebastian Krieg (Germany)


The starter track on this week's show is by a good friend of mine, Robin Glas, who is a relatively unknown producer from Buenos Aires. I feel that I'll be featuring more of her tracks on my show in the future.

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, August 14, 2011

Sean Keating Wins John Digweed's "Structures" Contest

A good friend of mine from Halifax, who is also a music producer and one of Canada's top progressive house DJ's, has just won the "Structures" contest sponsored by John Digweed. Essentially, the entrants had to put together a short (thirty minute) mix, which was to be reviewed by a group of very prestigious judges, including Digweed himself, plus Oliver Lieb, Nick Muir, Gavin Kingsley (King Unique), Robert Babicz. Anyone who has followed the scene for the past decade and a half knows that these are some really heavy hitters. Mind you, Sean has been one of Canada's top progressive house DJ's for over a decade, in my opinion.

As a result of winning the contest, Sean's mix (probably expanded to a full hour) will be featured on the Transitions show on August 26th. As a side bonus, Sean also gets a copy of Ableton Live 8 Suite along with Novation’s Launchpad & ZeRO SLMKII combo.


                 


I've featured quite a few of Sean's mixes on my own site, over the years. With the change in my server/hosting back in June, I ended up removing all of the mixes by DJ's other than myself. However, I've just re-uploaded a dozen of my favorites of Sean's mixes from over the years, to a different server. You'll be able to download all of these by clicking on any of the following links:


http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_And_Now_For_Something_Completely_Different.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_Breakwater.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_Frenetic.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_Hiatus.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_SYSS_v01.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_SYSS_v02.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_SYSS_v04.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_SYSS_v05.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_SYSS_v06.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_Tribal_Ground.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_Trippin'_The_Drum_Fantastic.mp3

http://www.chma.fm/Sean_Keating_-_Voracious.mp3


One of the best things about all these mixes is that they were all done several years ago. Nowadays, almost anyone can make a good-sounding mix by using programs like Virtual DJ or Ableton Live. But it takes talent to record a mix live in the studio using only turntables or maybe pitch-controlled CD players. And almost all of these mixes were done on vinyl, with just a little bit of CD mixing on a couple of the most recent mixes.

I can't find track listings (yet) for "And Now For Something Completely Different" or "SYSS v1" or "Frenetic." But for the rest of the mixes listed above, here are the track listings:


Track Listings for "Breakwater" (76 minutes, 2004) are as follows:
01. Petter, "These Days" (Sasha Edit).
02. Luke Chable & Smight, "Dark Angel."
03. Powerplant ft Trout, "Turn It Into Gold" (Madoka's Faded Memories Mix).
04. Jase From Outta Space, "Do What You Want" (Infusion Breaks Mix).
05. Steve May, "Open Day" (Luke Chable Quakes & Craters Mix).
06. Chable & Fernandez, "Before You Beat My Box."
07. Sasha, "Motorola" (Moonline & Shootie Breakass Remix).
08. Uberzone & Rennie Pilgrem, "Cous Cous" (Sean's Edit of Royale Mix).
09. Gus Gus, "David" (Luke Chable Remix).
10. Way Out West, "Apollo."

Track Listings for "Frenetic" (76 minutes) are as follows:
01. Rhythm Code, "Midnight Express" (Grigory Fatyanov Re-Edit).
02. Sebastien Leger, "Majuro."
03. Unknown, "Feel My Sister" (Ned Shepard Edit).
04. Inkfish & David West, "Hello Piano" (Sebastien Leger Remix).
05. Astronivo, "Anything You Want" (Beckers Remix).
06. Serge Devant, "Addicted" (Sultan & Ned Shepard Dub).
07. Dousk vs Jay Lumen, "Discodelic Army Of Two" (Sean Keating Mashup).
08. D-Nox & Beckers vs Sultan & Ned Shepard, "Airtight Pressure" (Sean Keating Mashup).
09. DCLA, "I Want You" (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix).
10. Nadia Ali, "Love Story" (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix).
11. James Harcourt, "Call & Response."
12. Lemon Popsicle, "Turn The Tights" (Kaiser Souzai Remix).
13. Umek & Beltek, "Is It."

Track Listings for "Hiatus" (117 minutes, 2008) are as follows:
01. Last Atlant, "A Priori" (Eelke Kleijn).
02. Eelke Kleijn, "On The Edge" (Dub).
03. Johan Vermeulen, "Mindgame."
04. Dinka, "Chemistry."
05. Pryda, "F12."
06. Quivver, "Surin."
07. Deadmau5, "Alone With You."
08. KOS, "Karalis."
09. Lake & Leger, "Ghost."
10. Scope, "Toronto."
11. Tim Davison, "Spark" (Jay Lumen).
12. Kosmas Epsilon, "Titans" (Distant Fragment).
13. Slytek, "Nettle Crush."
14. Lutzenkirchen, "Paperboy" (D-Nox & Beckers).
15. Peter Gun, Terzi, "Acapulco."
16. J-Soul, "Daybreak."
17. Inkfish, Cid Inc., "Summerfrost."
18. Steve Mill, "Lia" (Freekteaser).
19. White Label.

Track Listings for "SYSS v2" (60 minutes, 2005) are as follows:
01. Damien Heck ft Michelle Chivers, "Deep Reveal." [4mal's Breathing Air Intro].
02. Bart Van Wissen, "Inside Out."
03. Kaan Duzarat, "Generalized Other."
04. Nufrequency, "808." [Instrumental].
05. Luke Fair, "34K."
06. Luke Chable, "String Theory."
07. Yvel & Tristan, "Imagination."
08. Sander Kleinenberg, "Repeat To Specify."
09. Son Kite, "Focus." [Shiloh Remix Edit].

Track Listings for "SYSS v4" (240 minutes) are as follows:
01. Mono, "Galactica." [Edit].
02. Illusion feat Dacamp, "Lost Days." [Disco Boys Dub].
03. Jonathen Troupin, "Turn To Torn."
04. Axwell, "Feel The Vibe." [Tocadisco].
05. Lisa Shaw, "Cherry." [Eric's 5RW Remix Edit].
06. Lisa Stansfield, "If I Hadn't Got You." [Markus Gardeweg Mix Edit].
07. Jasper Dahlback, "Nothing Is For Real." [Mark Knight].
08. Naili & Picandet, "I Wanna Be." [Nathen Hawks Dub].
09. Pryda, "Aftermath." [Paolo Mojo].
10. Gus Gus, "David." [King Unique].
11. Tom Neville, "Never Lose Your Grip."
12. Eurythmics, "I've Got A Life." [Guetta & Garraud Vox].
13. Der Dritte Raum, "Narkonaut."
14. Maltezer, "Geeser." [Big Mince].
15. Madonna, "Hung Up." [Bill Hamel].
16. Deep Dish, "Sacramento." [Audiofly Vox].
17. Dirtbox, "Gutterstylz."
18. Can Costa & Kosmas Epsilon, "Che Malakita."
19. Freeform 5, "No More Conversation." [Mylo Mix Edit].
20. Mylo, "Muscle Car." [Sander Kleinenberg].
21. Gee & Lighter, "Heaven." [Fraser Manning Edit].
22. Dave Lambert, "Yeah."
23. John Acquaviva, "Zombie."
24. White label.
25. Fonzerelli, "Moonlight Party." [Fraser Manning Dub Edit].
26. ATFC feat Day, "Reach Out For Me." [Haji Instrumental].
27. Studio B vs Tom Neville, "I See Girls." [Luke Fair Dub Edit].
28. Bucketheads, "The Bomb." [Remix].
29. Hi Tack, "Say Say Say." [Tocadisco Edit].
30. White label.
31. MV, "Mr. Roboto." [Stef Vrolijk].
32. Haji & Emanuel, "Take Me Away." [Dub].
33. Dave Lambert, "House In Play."
34. VFR, "Tranceillusion." [Luke Dzierzek].
35. Flash Brothers, "Mirage." [Shmuel Flash Punk Mix Edit].
36. Rob Mooney, "Feelin' Electro." [Valentino Mix].
37. Absolute & Blades, "Downward." [Thomas Penton Mix].
38. Sultan & Tonedepth present All Mashed Up, "Hale Bopp Killer."

Track Listings for "SYSS v5" (80 minutes) are as follows:
01. Blu Mar Ten, "Everywhere Why." [Svengali Edit].
02. Mashtronic, "Supernova." [Demi & 16 Bit Lolitas Remix].
03. Axwell, "Feel The Vibe." [Seamus Haji Mix].
04. Wise, "Again." [An-2 Mix].
05. Switch, "A Bit Patchy." [Prydz].
06. Supermodels From Paris, "Keep On."
07. Chris Lake, "Hype."
08. Phatjak, "Dirty Sunday." [Dimi Phaze].
09. Gabi Newman, "Eva."
10. Ramsay, "Shake That Thing."
11. Mashtronic, "Force."
12. Daft Punk, "Robot Rock." [Shiloh Mix].
13. Killahurtz, "Weird Brother."
14. Mark Dynamix feat. Jaytech, "Identify Me." [Instrumental].
15. Mashtronic & Mike McGuire, "Water Bloom."
16. Alex "Axx" Koss, "Leader Of The 3rd Generation."
17. Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks, "Dreams." [Axwell Mix].

Track Listings for "SYSS v6" (168 minutes) are as follows:
01. The Remote, "Please Don't Change Your Mind" [Risvi & Casselle].
02. Sebastien Leger, "Hypnotized" [Chris Lake Instrumental].
03. Sarah McLeod, "He Doesn't Love You" [Hook 'n' Sling Mix].
04. Tronic Inc., "Beloved."
05. Deep Dish, "Sacramento" [Spider & Legaz Dub].
06. Last Rhythm, "Last Rhythm" [MTV].
07. Chris Lake & Trophy Twins, "Check This."
08. DJ Sonic, "Together" [Stephan Luke].
09. Henrik B., "Overrun."
10. Hard Rock Sofa, "Sonic Purpose" [Genderfix].
11. Tronic Inc., "Nightlights" [Jupiter Ace].
12. Mason, "Exceeder" [MTV].
13. Kaskade, "Be Still" [Rivera].
14. Shafunkers, "Play Around" [Mashtronic].
15. Max Graham, "Space Disco."
16. M-Factor, "Open Your Eyes" [Smax & Gold].
17. Unknown white label.
18. Smax & Gold, "S Punk."
29. Skye n Sugarstarr, "Watching You Watching Me."
20. Max Graham, "Cosmic Disco."
21. 16 Bit Lolitas vs Motorcycle, "Deep Breathe Sedna" [Dave Dresden Mashup].
22. Salzger & Lifelike, "Radio 84" [Mashtronic].
23. Ian Carey, "Say What You Want" [Smax & Gold].
24. Michael Gray, "Borderline" [Ian Carey Dub].
25. Alican & Soner, "Overrun."
26. Greed vs Sonic Cube, "Divine" [Dub].
27. Luke Chable & Shiloh, "Sentrino."

Track Listings for "Tribal Ground" (60 minutes, 2004) are as follows:
01. Colors & Legaz, "Crysalis (Reprise)." Stereo Productions.
02. Altocamet, "Passion Descalza." [Hernan Cattaneo & Martin Garcia Dub]. Shinichi.
03. Peter Bailey, "Tonight." [Pete's Main Vocal Mix]. Harlem Records.
04. Planet Funk, "Who Said." [Planet Funk Club Mix]. Bustin' Loose Recordings.
05. Eddie Amador, "Shake It." [Dean Coleman Respekt Dub]. Yoshitoshi.
06. Finger Fest Inc., "Chemical Whore." [Dubadon]. Choo Choo Records.
07. Julian Poker pres. Re:Construction, "Re1:One." Intenso Recordings.
08. Sars, "Overbooking." Intenso Recordings.
09. Dimas pres. D-Formation, "Starstuff." [Simon & Shaker's Bladerunning Mix]. Intenso Recordings.
10. O.R.N., "The Decision." Sex On Wax.

Track Listings for "Tripping The Drum Fantastic" (77 minutes) are as follows:
01. Dr. Kucho, "Forbidden Planet." [Sean's Intro Edit].
02. Juan Magan & Cesar Del Rio, "Midnight Rumours."
03. Cannus, Colors & Legaz, "Sonice (Instrumental)."
04. Indart pres. The Plaze Crew, "In Destiny."
05. Junior Jack, "E Samba." [E Wawa Bootleg].
06. Perfect Sense, "Niamey."
07. Greek Salad, Vol. 2.
08. Amani & Teapot, "No Borders." [Hook Theories Remix].
09. Dimas & Martinez, "Death Of My Soul."
10. Matthew Dekay & Alvredo, "Symbiosis." [Herbal Dub].
11. Panoptic, "Surface."
12. Matthew Dekay Band, "Higher Thoughts."

Track Listings for "Voracious" (62 minutes, 2005) are as follows:
01. Toni Rojas & Marcos Cruz, "I Love You." Serial Killer.
02. Dean Coleman & Hernan Cattaneo, "Behind The Music." Bimotor.
03. Anoma, "Island." [Corbett & Troia Mix Edit]. Harlem.
04. Troia vs. Morrison, "When The Music's Over." [White Label MP3]. May also be listed as Vinny Troia, "When The Dub's Over." [Curve].
05. Sucker DJ's, "It's Gotta Be." [Chus & Ceballos Remix]. Azuli Silver.
06. Dominic Plaza, "Sundown." TUSOM.
07. Luke Fair, "Digital." Precint. Formerly known as an unreleased version of Agent 001 - Faakson.
08. Morel, "If You Love Me." [Dean Coleman Respekt Vocal]. Yoshitoshi.
09. David Guetta feat. JD Davis, "The World Is Mine." [Deep Dish Remix]. Virgin.
10. Audiofly feat. Page Scott, "Is This For Real." [M.A.S. Collective Club Mix]. Modo.

I'm not sure which is my favorite, because there are so many that I have listened to dozens of times. I often recommend "Trippin' The Drum Fantastic" as a starter mix, and a few of my friends often recommend SYSS v4 as a more mainstream popular mix, but that doesn't necessarily mean that either of those two are the best. Also, I'm missing versions 3 and 7 of the SYSS series. If anyone has either of them, I'd really appreciate it if you could send me a copy using YouSendIt or a similar service. If I get either, I'll post them here. You could send them to djbolivia@gmail.com.




Anyway, a big congratulations to Sean for topping the contest. Check out Sean's website at: www.seankeating.ca












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        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mix: Bolivia, "Live in Las Vegas, 2011-08-05"

As promised, here's the set that I played on Friday night at DefCon. This is a lot more upbeat than the four-hour deep house set that I played the following night at the Castle. Unfortunately, it's also a lot shorter at only an hour and a half.





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 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!


Here are track listings for the set:

01. Timo Garcia & Amber Jolene, "Lady Luck City Lights" (Matt Lange Remix).
02. Tuccillo, "Mathematics" (Original Mix).
03. Stefano Noferini, "Fucking House Musik" (Original Club Mix).
04. Kamisshake, "Dark Beat" (Deadmau5 ReEdit).
05. Bart Skils, "Dust" (Original Mix).
06. Truelove Italy, "Rock The Casbah" (Original Mix).
07. Ray Foxx, "The Trumpeter" (Chocolate Puma Remix).
08. Gary Caos, "Let's Play, Na Na Na" (Original Mix).
09. Milk & Sugar, "Hia Ma Pata Pata" (Milk & Sugar Club Mix).
10. Oscar Cano & Freddy Marquez, "Can't Stop" (Dario Nunez Remix).
11. Joey Negro & Z Factor, "Keep On Jumpin" (Luigi Rocca Remix).
12. Zedd, "Dovregubben" (Original Mix).
13. Avrosse & Louie Cut, "The Pink Panther" (Original Mix).
14. Biboulakis & Nina Zeitlin, "If Only Alarms Didn't Ring" (David Jones Remix).
15. Mattias & G80s, "We Gonna Play" (Original Mix).
16. Avicii, "Sweet Dreams" (Cazzette Meet At Night Mix).
17. Swedish House Mafia, "Save The World" (Zedd Remix).
18. Afrojack & R3hab, "Prutataaa" (Original Mix).

Technically, this is not exactly the set that the crowd heard. This is the direct recording from my computer, but the EQ'ing and effects tweaks that I did on the mixer during the show were in the signal chain after the recording, so there was a bit more variety in EQ'ing during the live show.

Click here for a complete list of free mix downloads by DJ Bolivia.















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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 073

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 small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (073) 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 073:

01. Andrew Bayer, "Paper Cranes" (Original Mix).
02. Shingo Nakamura, "Sapporo" (Original Mix).
03. Sebastian Krieg, "Rei" (Club Mix).
04. Inpetto & Patric La Funk, "Blizzard" (Original Mix).
05. GTA feat. Zashanell, "U&I" (Laidback Luke Remix).
06. Kryder, "K2" (Original Mix).
07. Adele, "Set Fire To The Rain" (Thomas Gold Remix).
08. Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth, "Alive" (Original Mix).
09. Twaine, "Epic" (KitSch 2.0 Remix).
10. Mike Shiver vs. Matias Lehtola, "Slacker" (Maor Levi's Big Room Remix).
11. Andain, "Promises" (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Remix).
12. Moby, "Lie Down In Darkness" (Arno Cost Remix).




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


Andrew Bayer (United States)
Shingo Nakamura (Japan)
Sebastian Krieg (Germany)
Inpetto (Germany)
Patric La Funk (Germany)
Laidback Luke (Netherlands)
Kryder (United Kingdom)
Adele (Britain)
Thomas Gold (Germany)
Dirty South (Australia)
Maor Levi (Israel)
Andain (United States)
Myon & Shane 54 (Hungary)
Moby (United States)
Arno Cost (France)


This week's show was guest mixed by a friend of mine, Chris Blackmore of Canada. I haven't done any guest mixes for a while, but I was listening to this mix that he sent me, and I thought it would be a good mix to feature on the show this week.

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


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mix: Bolivia, "Live at the Las Vegas Castles, 2011-08-06"

This past weekend I was in Las Vegas for the annual DefCon computer hacker convention. I've got a lot of friends who go to the convention regularly, and a lot of the people that I travelled to Antarctica with are at the convention every year too, so I ran into dozens of people that I knew. And there are a lot of parties there, so it's easy to find places to play (although I regrettably had to decline playing at the big Sunday night pool party at the Rumor).

I recorded my sets from Friday and Saturday night. I'll post a link to the Friday night set shortly, but right now, I've got the Saturday night set online.





For Saturday night, the regular Ninja Party didn't happen because the main organizer, Barkode, has been pretty sick. That was an immense party last year, and my set is online here if anyone wants to learn a bit more. But because of the situation with Barkode, the Ninjas opted for a more subdued (but still very classy) event at the Las Vegas Mini-Castles. And because of the nature of the event, rather than playing my usual style, I did a four-hour set of deep house.

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 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!


Here are track listings for the set. I actually repeated one track (not entirely on purpose), although the backing drums are a bit different the second time I was mixing around that particular track:

01. Agaric, "No Way I Know I Feel" (Axel Boman Remix).
02. Marvin Zeyss, "Next To You" (Maya Jane Coles Remix).
03. Jamie Jones, Hot Natured, & Lee Foss, "Forward Motion" (Original Mix).
04. Noir Haze, "Around" (Solomun Vox Remix).
05. Die Vogel, "Fratzengulasch" (Original Mix).
06. Shlomi Aber, "New York Dreamer" (Alix Alvarez Remix).
07. Danny Daze, "Fall Away From Love" (Original Mix).
08. Maya Jane Coles, "You" (Edu Imbernon Remix).
09. DC Salas, "Peru" (Original Mix).
10. Pattern Select, "Tale Of The Tape" (Cottam Mix).
11. Homework, "Hold Me Tight" (Phil Weeks Remix).
12. Vincenzo & Talking Props, "Seduction" (Jimpster Remix).
13. Laid Back, "Bakerman" (Soul Clap Remix).
14. Maya Jane Coles, "What They Say" (Dyed Soundroom Remix).
15. Kollektiv Turmstrasse, "Heimat" (Robags Turmkolle Rekksmow).
16. Solomun, "Love Recycled" (Original Mix).
17. Danny Daze, "Your Everything" (Original Mix).
18. Sebo K, "Mr Duke" (Original Mix).
19. Kollektiv Turmstrasse, "Heimat" (Robags Turmkolle Rekksmow).
20. Thugfucker, "Disco Gnome" (Tale Of Us Remix).
21. Christophe, "The Force" (Julio Bashmore Piano Mix).
22. Maceo Plex, "Falling" (Original Mix).
23. Brigante, Ali Love, & Luca C, "Different Morals" (Clockwork Remix).
24. Nick Curly, "If U Like" (Original Mix).
25. AFMB, "In My Life" (Original Mix).
26. Soul Clap & Art Department, "We Call Love" (DJ Harvey Remix).
27. Laura Jones, "Love In Me" (Original Mix).
28. Sascha Dive, "Kama Kama" (Original Mix).
29. Larse, "The More I Want" (Eivissa Edit).
30. Waifs & Strays, "Yeah Yeah" (Original Mix).
31. Lazaro Casanova, "Morning Confession" (Original Mix).
32. Martin Dawson, "Is This Goodbye" (Tale Of Us Remix).
33. Lovebirds, "Want You In My Soul" (Hot Toddy Remix).
34. Osunlade, "Envision" (Ame Remix).
35. Kings Of Tomorrow, "Finally" (Sandy Rivera & C Castel Deeper Remix).
36. Maya Jane Coles, "What They Say" (Dyed Soundroom Remix).
37. Humate, "Love Stimulation" (Vincenzo Remix).
38. Maya Jane Coles, "Little One" (Original Mix).


Check back here later this week or early next week for the download links for my Friday night set, which was more of an upbeat dance-floor set.













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
        About.Me: about.me/djbolivia
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca
        MixCloud: mixcloud.com/djbolivia
        DropBox: djbolivia.ca/dropbox


Friday, August 5, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 072

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 small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (072) 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:

Bolivia - Episode 072 - Subterranean Homesick Grooves by djbolivia



Here are Track Listings for episode 072:

01. Alexey Sonar, "Seabiscuit" (Original Mix).
02. Marko Nikolic, "Other Side" (Original).
03. Sonsez, "Afterhour" (Tolga Diler Remix).
04. Mario Zar, "Dirty" (Bradler Dualton Remix).
05. Stan Sadovski, "Absorbent" (Original Mix).
06. Mihai Stroe, "Some Thing" (Toby Emerson Mix).
07. Tomcraft & Jerome IsmaAe, "Trouble In The Redlight District" (Original Mix).
08. Russell Gilbert, "Forty Winks" (Original Mix).
09. Gui Boratto, "Tipologia" (Solee Remix).
10. Darwin Backwall, "Hungry Pony" (Original Mix).
11. Daniel Portman, "Leap Of Faith" (DJ Wady Bigroom Remix).
12. DBN, "Jack Is Back" (Boogie Pimps Remix).
13. 21 Street, "Spirit Of The Streets" (Steve Haines Remix).




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


Alexey Sonar (Russia)
Marko Nikolic (Serbia)
Sonsez (Germany)
Tolga Diler (Turkey)
Mario Zar (Switzerland)
Bradler Dualton (Germany)
Mihai Stroe (United States)
Toby Emerson (Canada)
Tomcraft (Germany)
Jerome IsmaAe (Germany)
Gui Boratto (Brazil)
Solee (Germany)
Darwin Backwall (Sweden)
Daniel Portman (Switzerland)
DJ Wady (United States)
DBN (Germany)
Boogie Pimps (Germany)
Steve Haines (Britain)


I'll be playing in Vegas tonight, so if anyone is around, swing by the Rio for my show.

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