Thursday, May 3, 2012

SHG Radio Show, Episode 111

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 111) 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 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:

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:

I think I'm having a music crisis. I can't figure out how to describe my music properly. For years, I played what I considered to be "progressive house" with trance influences. About a year ago, I started shifting the format of this show to be more of a tech-house format, with a dabbling of deep house, progressive, and techno. But here's the problem: I put together this week's episode on a barge in the North Atlantic. I was working there for a week, and I had no internet access, so I couldn't come up with new music for the show. I decided to root through my archives, and find a bunch of tracks or remixes that I hadn't used before. All of the music in this week's show is therefore music that's a couple years old, but this is what I call "progressive house." However, mainstream music sites don't seem to agree. I listen to "progressive house" on sites like Beatport, and I find that there isn't a whole lot that I really like. Has my taste in music changed? I don't think so. Is Beatport labelling their music incorrectly? Probably not. I guess that my definition of progressive house is just a bit more refined than theirs. What do you think? Do you prefer progressive house or tech-house? And how do you define them? Think about these questions while you're listening to this week's show ...

Here are Track Listings for episode 111:

01. Adam Byrd, "Time Machine" (Original Mix).
02. Pako & Frederik, "Etnosat" (TC Maniak).
03. Sancho & ELation, "Moog Voyage" (Rob Cebulas Jigowa Mix).
04. Victoria R, "Acting Over Reality" (Original Mix).
05. Daniel Portman, "Virtual Suicide" (Original Mix).
06. Paco Buggin, "Never" (Original Mix).
07. Progression, "Different Day, Different Light" (Re-Ward Remix).
08. Groove Garcia, "Popol Vuh" (Personal Vision).
09. M&D, "Substance Promised" (Adam Byrd Simple Remix).
10. Roman Rai, "Garden Roses" (Vinyl Edit).

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:

Adam Byrd (Hungary)
Pako & Frederik (Netherlands)
Sancho & ELation (Netherlands)
Victoria R (Argentina)
Daniel Portman (Switzerland)
Paco Buggin (Spain)
Roman Rai (Czech Republic)

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 audience 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 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:

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