Thursday, September 22, 2011

Show: DJ Bolivia in Tokyo in 2007

I'm almost finished posting all the archived sets that I have from live shows now. This will be the second last. It's from when I played at Velours in Tokyo about four years ago.

Velours was an incredible venue. It was fairly small with a capacity of about 200-250 people (actually, not that small by Japanese standards). However, it was very, very nice inside, with chandeliers and a very upscale clientele.

Although I was initially going to do a CD-based set of newer music, once I got inside and saw the clientele, I realized that they would respond just as positively to slightly older music, so I played a set of pure vinyl. You may recognize quite a few of these tracks as being ones I played in other live shows during that time period. However, the equipment in the DJ booth was great, there was a sound engineer to help me out, and the set went very smoothly - probably one of my best live sets ever (to that point), despite not being completely new music.

Here are the tracklistings:
(Tracks 1-10 on CD1, tracks 11-20 on CD2).

01. Project 54 feat. Jason Lord, "Brother" (Jesse Garcia Tribal Spain Remix).
02. Gainer & Rogers, "Futurenature" (Original Mix).
03. Minilogue, "In A Deeper Motion" (Original Mix).
04. D-Formation, "Carry On" (Original Version).
05. Robert Travis, "Seduction" (Avanti Mix).
06. MV, "Come Back To Me" (Original Mix).
07. Transducers, "See You Dance."
08. Alma Matris, "Rapido" (Back In Town Edge Mix).
09. Tilt, "Twelve" (Dousk Mix).
10. Tone Depth & Soul Tan feat. Stephanie Vezina, "Broken" (G. Pal Safe Haven Mix).
11. G. Pal vs. El Greco, "A Prayer Beneath."
12. Bush People, "Nothing's Safe."
13. Little Green Men feat. Eliza, "Through With You" (Thomas Penton Remix).
14. Chris Cargo, "Saddle Funk" (Graeme L Remix).
15. Piliavin & Zimbardo, "Just Once."
16. D-Formation, "Signs And Portents" (Original BF's Version).
17. Frank Pellegrino feat. Lauren Marie, "Pleasure" (Frank Pellegrino Original Mix).
18. Dan Berkson, "The Other Side."
19. Subtone Trio, "Load" (Chab Remix).
20. North Atlantic, "Mind Filter" (Trendroid Croc Hunter Remix).

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!

When I was booked for this show, the promoter was a guy named Dave Twomey. I checked out his background, and it turned out that he was an incredible DJ himself. It was a very cool night, and I was glad not just to have played, but also to have met him. A very talented and generous guy.

Anyway, last year, Dave was diagnosed with cancer. He's got a blog online right now which talks about his progress and fundraising, and it has recently seen a huge swell in popularity. I really urge you to check out some of the DJ sets that he has online (I'll post a few links below), but first, check out his blog:

Pay attention to the unique spelling in the actual web URL!

I want to publicly be one of the many, many people wishing Dave the best of luck with his treatment regimen.

Edit: Sadly, Dave passed away in 2013.