Saturday, January 28, 2012

SHG Radio Show, Episode 097

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), 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 (SHG 097) 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:




This will be my last radio show actually produced in Sackville, New Brunswick, for quite a while - I'll be heading out on the road for nine months later this weekend. In the meantime, I'm going to be DJ'ing at one more show on the east coast, in Fredericton on January 28th.


Here are Track Listings for episode 097:

01. Thorsten Hammer, "The Wonderful Life" (Ports Remix).
02. Dompe, "High Hopes" (Original Mix).
03. James Dexter, "Voodoo" (Original Mix).
04. Lexmir, "Barcelona City" (Original Mix).
05. J Mirgil, "Mentes Inquietas 20" (Josh DaFunk Remix).
06. Matt Klast & Sebastian Diossa, "Touchdown" (Original Mix).
07. Do Santos, "No Comprendo" (Original Mix).
08. Forest People, "Erelim" (Tony Kairom Remix).
09. Starkillers & Dmitry KO, "Disco Fans" (Jerome Robins & Dekoze Mix).
10. Cassandria Daiva, "Sulabha" (Original Mix).
11. D-Formation, "Chinesse Beat" (D-Formation Rework).
12. David Durst, "Side One" (Original Mix).
13. Mario S, "Elements" (Extended Mix).
14. Jimmy GE, "Da Da Da" (Original Mix).
15. Death Money, "The Nexus."





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:



Thorsten Hammer (
Germany)
Dompe (Germany)
James Dexter (Britain)
Lexmir (Italy)
Josh DaFunk (Spain)
Sebastian Diossa (Colombia)
Do Santos (Argentina)
Forest People (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Tony Kairom (Italy)
Starkillers (United States)
Dmitry KO (United States)
Jerome Robins (Canada)
Deko-ze (Canada)
Cassandria Daiva (Canada)
D-Formation (Spain)
David Durst (Mexico)
Jimmy Ge (Mexico)



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.

Subterranean Homesick Grooves is a weekly specialty EDM music show with a basic weekly listening base of about 1500 listeners per week through podcasting and direct downloads, another hundred or so listeners through SoundCloud, and an unknown number of listeners through terrestrial FM broadcast. 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, January 22, 2012

Bolivia: Live at the Pump NightClub, Saint John

This past Friday night, I played at the Pump nightclub in Saint John, New Brunswick. I took some video and recorded my set, which I'll be sharing later in this post.

To give you some background on the set, I told Fred Bissnette that I wanted to bring an Allen & Heath Xone 4D mixer and do an Ableton Live set using the mixer as an audio mixer, but also using the MIDI controls at the same time to control many of the effects/controls in Ableton.

I decided to play a set of classic house tracks. And I'm serious when I say that; I really dug up some older classics, a la Nexus6ix and Tommy Knuckles style (for those of you from Atlantic Canada). Many of the tracks were released between 1995 and 2003. I couldn't find electronic copies of a lot of them, so although a few were bought from Beatport, I actually got most of these by ripping digital copies from my own old vinyl records. Unfortunately, the quality isn't "wave" quality for all of the tracks in the set, but I think that just adds to the authenticity of the set.

As usual, I was running late and didn't have as much time as I would have liked to prep before the show. It was a two-hour drive to get to Saint John, but luckily one of my friends (Ian Allen) was driving, so I had that time in the car to prep for the set on my laptop. I warped the tracks and barely had time to set up some basic effects - enough to get me started. I expanded on the layout of the session once I got into the club and started playing.

Here's a quick two-minute video that roughly explains how things were organized once I first got set up. As mentioned in the video, I set things up to be a bit more complex as I was playing, and added some extra mapping and processing:





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!


And here are the track listings from my set:

01. Crystal Waters, "Gypsy Woman" (Teddy Douglas Edit).
02. Alcatraz, "Give Me Luv" (Original Mix).
03. Funky Green Dogs, "Fired Up" (Twilo Anthem Edit).
04. Jungle Brothers, "I'll House You" (Club Mix).
05. Eddie Amador, "Rise" (New York Preacher Mix).
06. DJ Sneak, "All Over My Face" (Original Mix).
07. Deep Forest, "Deep Forest" (Sam Slam Remix).
08. Nuyorican Soul feat India, "Runaway" (Armand Van Helden's Mongoloids In Space Mix).
09. CZR feat Darryl Pandy, "Bed Enough."
10. George Morel, "Let's Groove" (Original Mix).
11. Cheek, "Venus" (Sunshine People Remix).
12. Eivissa, "Move Your Body" (Extended Mix).
13. Bionik Phunk, "In My Head" (ATFC's Timmys In My Head Remix).
14. Deep Swing, "In The Music" (Original Mix).
15. DJ Sneak, "Fix My Sink."
16. Chili Hifly, "Is It Love."
17. Pontiac, "Everybody Dance To The Music" (Carrad House Reprise Mix).
18. South Street Player, "Who Keeps Changing Your Mind" (Club Mix).
19. Joey Negro, "Love Hangover" (Joey Negro Luv 2 Dub).
20. Milk & Sugar, "Higher & Higher" (Montilla 2000 Remix).
21. Grace Jones vs Funkstar Deluxe, "Pull Up To The Bumper."
22. One Phat Deeva, "In And Out Of My Life" (Knee Deep Vocal Remix).
23. Octave One feat Urban Soul Orchestra, "Blackwater" (Original Mix).
24. Joey Negro, "Must Be The Music" (Crazibiza Remix).
25. Soul Providers, "Try My Love" (2001 Classic Vocal Mix).
26. Barbara Tucker, "Stop Playing With My Mind" (Whiplash & Turner Vocal Mix).
27. Bob Sinclair vs Bucketheads, "Gym Tonic" (Thomas Banglater Remix).
28. Back To Basics, "Where's My Money" (Bongo Beat Mix).
29. Shakedown, "At Night" (Kid Creme Club Mix).
30. Jerry Ropero, Denis The Menace, & Sabor, "Coracao" (Axwell Remix).
31. Love Connection, "The Bomb."
32. Max Linen, "The Soulshaker" (Original Mix).

I was going through the tracks a bit faster than I should have. I probably could have played the same music as a three hour set, instead of the slightly-under-two-hours that it was. To be honest, although rushing through the tracks led to a bit more variety and entertainment for the dance floor, I really think the set would have sounded better if I had mixed it over a longer period (less melodic overlaps and disharmonies in the key signatures). Also, the set is FAR more "busy" than I would play if I was playing progressive or tech-house, where I really aim for smooth mixes. The energy levels are high here, and there is a lot of chaos.


I'd like to thank Fred Bissnette (the resident DJ) for setting up this special event, Troy Morehouse (the owner at Pump), and the staff and other DJ's for making the night so fun. By the way, I'll leave you with an extra video of Fred DJ'ing with the Xone 4D and a pair of Pioneer CDJ players:







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        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
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        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







Thursday, January 19, 2012

SHG Radio Show, Episode 096

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), 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 (SHG 096) 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:





There's a good track in this week's mix that indirectly commemorates Martin Luther King's birthday, which is on January 15th. The track samples King's last speech, and if you listen to it, it's very prophetic, considering his assassination after the speech, on April 4th of 1968. It's also a very powerful and moving speech.

If anyone is going to be in Saint John, New Brunswick on Friday evening, January 20th, I'll be DJ'ing at the Pump nightclub.


Here are Track Listings for episode 096:

01. Antix, "Hiding Place" (Original Mix).
02. Eric Tarlouf, "Taormina" (Kreiss & GFP Remix).
03. Carlos Hdez, "Martin's Last Speech" (Matt McLarrie Remix).
04. Roderick Fox, "9900" (Original Mix).
05. Rognug Tarum, "Hedonic" (Original Mix).
06. Cyberx & DJ Casanova, "In The Club" (Original Mix).
07. Gruvkode, "Gruvkode" (Original Mix).
08. Sijay, "Repurposed" (Original Mix).
09. Deren Sendil, "Green" (Original Mix).
10. Dave Garcia & Eric Montero, "Pata Negra" (Original Mix).
11. Gabry C, "Venerd" (Original Mix).
12. Ivan Gomez, "Get Well" (Nacho Chapado Iberican House Mix).
13. Jochen Pash, "Voyage" (Josha & Romee Remix).
14. Peter Brown, "Save The Drums" (Yves Murasca & Ezzy Safaris Freak Out 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:



Antix (New Zealand)
Eric Tarlouf (France)
Kreiss & GFP (France)
Carlos Hdez (Spain)
Matt McLarrie (United Kingdom)
Roderick Fox (Netherlands)
Cyberx (Portugal)
Sijay (United States)
Deren Sendil (Hungary)
Dave Garcia (Spain)
Eric Montero (Soundcloud)
Gabry C (Italy)
Ivan Gomez (Spain)
Josha & Romee (Germany)
Peter Brown (Spain)
Yves Murasca (Germany)
Ezzy Safaris (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.

Subterranean Homesick Grooves is a weekly specialty EDM music show with a basic weekly listening base of about 1500 listeners per week through podcasting and direct downloads, another hundred or so listeners through SoundCloud, and an unknown number of listeners through terrestrial FM broadcast. 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, January 15, 2012

Using Spotify in Canada

Edit, August 7th, 2014: Spotify is finally coming to Canada. I just got an invite this evening from the Spotify Canada service for advance users to try the service, and it is currently working well. Hopefully it will be available to the public shortly.



It seems that user awareness of the Spotify music service is pretty low in Canada. That's not surprising, considering that the service isn't available in Canada or about 182 other countries around the world.

Spotify is a music streaming service offering streaming of selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. As of a couple months ago, it had about ten million users worldwide. It recently got a lot of publicity due to its endorsements from Facebook, and its increasing integration with Facebook. The service supposedly hosts about fifteen million songs at the moment, although it has a few notable exceptions as I'll explain below.




Basically, Spotify allows for a free subscription, although the free service limits users to ten hours per month of streaming, and for each song to be streamed a maximum of only five times. The free service also streams at a lower bit-rate, and inserts some advertising. There is also a premium service which costs around $10/month - that upgrade offers unlimited streaming, no advertising, and higher bit-rates (supposedly 320 kbps for the majority of songs). It appears that about a quarter of Spotify users have premium accounts.

The main problem with Spotify (especially for Canadians, and residents of a ton of other countries) is that the company had to negotiate royalty agreements in each country. They've had problems with this project (not surprisingly), and so at the moment, Spotify is only available to users in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

I was curious to try Spotify, so I started playing with some ideas today. First, I needed to be able to download and install the software. The Spotify website can detect what IP you're using, and therefore it knows what country you're in. If you're in a country that doesn't support Spotify, you're out of luck. So the first thing I did was to download and install a program that would cloak my ID, so it would appear that I was browing from a US-based IP address. When I wrote this post originally, I recommended a program called "Hide My IP" but I would no longer recommend that you try that one. I didn't have any problems with that program, however, I've seen a lot of brutal reviews, so it might be best to find an alternative cloaking program. Anyway, after you've figured out a way to cloak your IP through a VPN or something, go back to the Spotify website, and you can actually download the Spotify software. Spotify ONLY checks the IP when you're downloading the software. After you have Spotify installed and running, you can turn off and delete your cloaking program.

The Spotify interface is very similar to iTunes. My goal this afternoon was to play with it a bit and see how it works. I was able to do that after using the Hide My IP trick to get the software installed. I'm not going to bother going into detail about the actual Spotify software, because you can read reviews elsewhere, or try it yourself. My only quick comment is that it works and its pretty cool, and $10 per month for the premium service seems like it would be a good deal compared to buying songs through iTunes. One minor drawback though - some songs are not available in some countries, or not available at all, due to licensing restrictions. For instance, because of the agreement that iTunes has with the holders of all the Beatles copyrights, there are no Beatles songs available on Spotify.

Now, here's the next problem. I was going to buy the premium service, so I could really get a better opinion of how it worked. However, I did some digging before I signed up, and it appears that in order to sign up for the premium service, you need a credit card that is registered in one of the supported countries. Again, systems are meant to be circumvented. I considered logging into my banking through my browser, temporarily changing my address on my credit card account to a friend or relative in the States (pretty much everyone in Canada can figure out a US address this way), then signing up for Spotify premium, then changing my credit card address back to Canada. Well, after I thought about that, I decided that probably wasn't possible, because I'm sure that the Big Five Canadian banks don't allow customers to have US mailing addresses, unless maybe you go into the branch to ask them to make the change. So for the short term, that idea appeared to be a dead end. It might, however, be possible to get an American relative to sign up for the service just to get the account set up, then to go in and manually change the payment info to your own Canadian credit card. But of course, this is a bit more involved and requires you to have a relative/friend in the States that is willing to do that - most people would be pretty reluctant to expose their own credit cards to something like this. Mind you, you might be able to give them cash in advance for a year's subscription. Or maybe you have an American relative asking what you'd like for your birthday or Christmas. Depends on your situation. BUT WAIT! Let's try an easier approach, which will work if you use PayPal and have a Canadian PayPal account.

First, set up a US PayPal account using one of your email addresses and an American mailing address (any will do). Next, send some money from your Canadian PayPal account to your US PayPal account (since linking to your credit cards or bank account won't work). Once you have the money for Spotify in your US PayPal account, you can sign up for the Spotify Premium service and pay for it through that US PayPal account. *** September 9th: This may no longer work!! See the comment below from someone who tried to do this recently. Give me some time to look into this again myself.

Well, that's all I have to say about Spotify so far. If you're into music and you're curious about it like I was, you no longer have to wait until it's available in Canada. As long as you have a Facebook account, you can sign up for it quite quickly, and if you don't mind going through twenty minutes of effort through PayPal, you can even buy the premium service.

Just one minor word of warning ... because the cloaking program that I initially used imposes a delay, and because Spotify accesses your Facebook account when you sign up, you could run into a minor side effect. If you have mobile notifications turned on with Facebook when you do this, the IP delay will cause not one, but SEVERAL texts being sent to your mobile from Facebook, notifying you that Spotify is trying to access your account. In fact, Facebook sent me 46 texts in the space of about a minute. I assume that this wouldn't be a problem if you had a cloaking program without an intentional delay, OR if you temporarily turn off mobile notifications from Facebook while you set up Spotify, or if you have unlimited texting on your phone so you don't get charged for a bunch of texts.

That's all for now. If you've been curious about Spotify but couldn't use it because you're a Canadian, now you can enjoy the music ...







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Thursday, January 12, 2012

This Is Our Dream House, Volume 2 (Deep House Mix)

Do you enjoy listening to deep house? Well, judging by the phenomenal positive response to my first "This Is Our Dream House" mix, there must be a lot of fans out there.

I started to put this mix together in November, but of course got distracted with some other projects over the holidays in Canada. I was going to add a deep house track that I've been working on with David Anthony, but I decided this morning that I should put that track on the next instalment of this series instead, so I could publish this mix today. There's no point including the track that Davy and I are working on unless the video for the track is also ready.





For those of you who aren't normally into EDM (electronic dance music), you might be curious to know the differences between my regular style of progressive/tech-house and this deep house mix. Actually, there aren't always a lot of obvious differences, because I lean a bit more towards the techy side of deep house than the pure organic stuff. So at first, this might just sound a bit like my usual style, but slower. But that would be far from accurate - the deep house in this set can be identified by a few significant differences. First, the instrumentation is often jazzier, ie. there will be Rhodes or Wurli keyboards, more horns, brass, more clean guitar sounds, and more jazzy/bluesy vocals. Also, the tempo of this set is down around 118-120bpm, whereas my mainstream club sets are usually around 128bpm and my radio shows are usually 129-132bpm.



Here's a track listing:

01. Dich, "My Roots" (Night House Mix).
02. Oren Peters & Carlos Hdez, "You Like It Like That" (Original Mix).
03. Rishi K, "Night Owl" (Colin Shelton & Kronstadt Impulse Remix).
04. MC Mariolino & Denny Loco, "Back To Old School" (Original Mix).
05. Master H & Francois Dubois, "Rise" (Original Mix).
06. Memphis, "Malcom Says" (Original Mix).
07. Fred Hush & Cynthia Queenton, "I'm Alone" (Original Mix).
08. Sinan Kaya, "Watch Yourself" (Dale Howard Remix).
09. Urban Jazz Provider, "Blue Midnight Dub" (Original Mix).
10. Mark Mansion, "What's First" (Original Mix).
11. YSE feat Frank H Carter III, "Guessing Games" (Giom Remix).
12. Yohan Esprada, "Love Story" (Original Mix).
13. Sweet Sound, "Empty City" (Ev Darko Remix).
14. Xavi Zenith & JSanz, "Acid Black Lemon" (Original Mix).
15. Tetchy, "Between The Lines" (Original Mix).
16. Big Al & Soul Collective feat Dania, "Shy" (Lemon Popsicle Remix).
17. MidiDropMusic, "Bubalicious" (Original Mix).
18. Gabriel Marchisio, "Zulu" (Original Mix).
19. Fabien Kamb, "Gotta Keep Goin" (Original Mix).
20. The Pressure & The Quasar, "Take Me Over" (Gorge Remix).
21. Hans Thalau, "0101" (Original Mix).
22. The Black Dubs, "Take Your Time" (Jordan Fields Tokyotronic Version).
23. Javi Viana & Miguel Garji, "Smokin Red" (Original Mix).
24. Kitar, "Old Memories" (Original Mix).
25. Evren Ulusoy, "Bachelor Party" (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix).
26. Stride, "Isis" (Original Mix).
27. Joyce Muniz feat Sketch, "Malicia" (Original).
28. Krystian Shek & Surya, "Pasadena" (Sascha Reder Remix).
29. Beppe Gioia, "Music" (Original Mix).
30. Terry Lee Brown Junior, "Baltimore" (Original Mix).
31. CengoMusic, "Afterglow" (Original Mix).
32. Ezlv, "Nepean Island" (Original Mix).
33. Yvel Tristan & Chriss Of The Quasar, "A Miracle Man" (Ellroy & Steven Caicedo Remix).
34. Yann Solo, "Pacotille" (Original Mix).
35. Teva, "Peace Of Mind" (Original Mix).
36. Alvaro Mugica, "Christianity Home" (Original Mix).
37. 11 Inch, "Funky Drummer" (Original Mix).
38. Jayden San, "Different Things" (Nikola Gala Remix).
39. Mike Montano, "Ethnic Breeze" (Original Mix).
40. Jin Choi, "Half Baked" (Maceo Plex Deep Remix).
41. Klas Buller, "Buller In Peace" (Original Mix).
42. Juan Mejia, "On The River" (Original Mix).
43. Maceo Plex, "Your Style" (Original Mix).
44. Santiago Garcia, "Collective Girl" (Original Mix).
45. Kitar, "Think In Positive" (Original Mix).
46. 12 Fingers & Agora Rhythm feat Viviane Cruz, "Girassol" (Soulflower Vocal Mix).
47. Josh DaFunk & Kristina Vixn, "Deep Piece" (Original Mix).



This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 6 of DJ Bolivia's older "This Is Our Dream House" deep house mix series, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2011 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 3.1 gigabytes (each of these mixes are four hours long).  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!


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        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca





SHG Radio Show, Episode 095

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), 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 (SHG 095) 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:





Ok, it finally feels like the holidays are over. I'm back to work on music, with a whole lot of projects happening right now. My classes have started again, I've reorganized the server and SoundCloud feeds for the back episodes of SHG, I'm uploading a new four-hour deep house mix today (This Is Our Dream House, volume 2), I'm working on a new track with David Anthony, I did some filming last night with Fred Bisnette of Saint John for a YouTube tutorial about changing pitch faders in Tech 12 turntables, working on another couple tracks with hip hop vocalist Curtis Michaelis, and ... well, the list goes on. And if you're in Saint John (New Brunswick) next Friday night, January 20th, I'll be performing at Pump nightclub. But first, enjoy this week's episode of Subterranean Homesick Grooves!


Here are Track Listings for episode 095:

01. Danny Serrano, Gonzalo, & Gonzalez, "Sake" (Original Mix).
02. Santiago Garcia, "Rude Legs" (Chloe Harris Remix).
03. Andres Power & Outcode, "El Fuckero" (Original Mix).
04. Brezze, "Monkey Dance" (Original Mix).
05. Gui Marques & Wagner Stelzner, "Arabian Express" (Original Mix).
06. Christian Cambas & Umek, "Heroes Of The Night" (Pleasurekraft Remix).
07. Olivier Giacomotto, "Tiradito" (Original Mix).
08. Christian Cambas, "We Found A World" (Original Mix).
09. DJ Rooster, "From This Groove" (Cocolino Remix).
10. Eric Montero, "Milena" (Original Mix).
11. Lorenzo Bartoletti, "Solid Cluster" (Original Mix).
12. Stephan Bazbaz & Kobb, "B Side U" (Original Mix).
13. Hairdryer, "Old Strings" (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:



Danny Serrano (Spain)
Santiago Garcia (Argentina)
Andres Power (Colombia)
Outcode (Colombia)
Wagner Stelzner (Brazil)
Christian Cambas (Greece)
Umek (Slovenia)
Pleasurekraft (United States)
Olivier Giacomotto (France)
Christian Cambas (Greece)
DJ Rooster (United States)
Cocolino (Poland)
Eric Montero (Spain)
Lorenzo Bartoletti (Italy)
Stephan Bazbaz (Israel)
Kobb (Israel)
Hairdryer (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.

Subterranean Homesick Grooves is a weekly specialty EDM music show with a basic weekly listening base of about 1500 listeners per week through podcasting and direct downloads, another hundred or so listeners through SoundCloud, and an unknown number of listeners through terrestrial FM broadcast. 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


Friday, January 6, 2012

SHG Radio Show, Episode 094

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), 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 (094) 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:





To be able to better serve listeners on the net, I made the plunge this week and started to upload all of the archived episodes of SHG to my regular SoundCloud account. I usually get about 1500 listeners a week (based on download data) through iTunes and through the podcast feed, and last week I only had about a hundred listeners through SoundCloud. So the majority of the listening base is still accessing the show through the podcast, but an extra outlet can't hurt. We'll see how it develops in the next few weeks, but I definitely anticipate continuing to post both on my regular ISP and on SoundCloud, and I expect the SoundCloud traffic to grow.


Here are Track Listings for episode 094:

01. Whosane & Brianoid, "And The Plot Thickens" (Original Mix).
02. Tarik Kaya, "Duhn" (Original Mix).
03. Nick Curly, "Rebound" (Original).
04. George Privatti & Neil Sam, "La Motico Del Pelna" (Original Mix).
05. Sebastien Leger, "Grey Sky & Yellow Coconuts" (Original Mix).
06. Mangelt, "Danza Elipse" (Original).
07. DJ Junior Garcia & Quintero, "Caveman" (Original Mix).
08. Sinisa Tamamovic & Jay Lumen, "Double Tap" (Original Mix).
09. Raul Mezcolanza & Paulo Tella, "Freshly Moments" (Original Mix).
10. JJ Mullor & Lexvaz, "Time" (Original Mix).
11. Umek, "Sunday At El Row" (Original Mix).
12. Audioprone, "Melodi" (Andrez Remix).
13. Bass Kleph, "Oh Yeah" (Original Mix).
14. Saeed Younan, "Yeah Ha" (The Pull 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:



Whosane (India)
Tarik Kaya (Germany)
Nick Curly (Germany)
George Privatti (Spain)
Neil Sam (Spain)
Sebastien Leger (France)
Mangelt (Spain)
Quintero (Colombia)
Sinisa Tamamovic (Bosnia/Herzegovina)
Jay Lumen (Hungary)
Raul Mezcolanza (Spain)
Paulo Tella (Spain)
JJ Mullor (Spain)
Lexvaz (Spain)
Umek (Slovenia)
Audioprone (India)
Bass Kleph (Australia)
Saeed Younan (United States)



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