Thursday, January 31, 2013

SHG Radio Show, Episode 150

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 minimal and tech-house, and a small amount of progressive, trance, & techno. Liner notes for this episode (SHG 150) 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 week's show was produced in Canada. This is a very special episode of the show, since I also filmed the entire production of the show (it was mixed live this afternoon on CD players). Here are the video links:








Here are Track Listings for episode 150:

01. Adolfo Morrone, "FreeMind" (Underclub Mix).
02. Silvio Hrabar, Izabela Hrabar, "Brotherhood" (Synaptic Remix).
03. DJ Ayala, "The Club" (Original Mix).
04. Armando Vazquez, "Cafe Turko" (Original Mix).
05. Iordee, Dany Cohiba, "Miracom Smou" (Original Mix).
06. Soul Mob, "Bunk" (Vocal Mix).
07. Paolo Mojo, "Engine Room" (Stefano Noferini Remix).
08. EIM, "Machete Men" (Original Mix).
09. D-Formation, Gianni Ruocco, "Trankilandia" (Uranobeat Mix).
10. Abel The Kid, "Zumba Socks" (Original Mix).
11. Carlo Cavalli, Roby Star, "Deep Chiken" (Chris Rockz Remix).
12. Citizen Kain, Phuture Traxx, "Lemonade" (Da Fresh Remix).
13. Disko Dario, "Playground" (Futur-E 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:



Adolfo Morrone (Italy)
Silvio Hrabar & Izabela Hrabar (Croatia)
DJ Ayala (Spain)
Armando Vazquez (Spain)
Iordee (Spain)
Dany Cohiba (Spain)
Soul Mob (United States)
Paolo Mojo (Britain)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)
EIM (United States)
D-Formation (Spain)
Gianni Ruocco (Colombia)
Abel The Kid (United States)
Carlo Cavalli (Switzerland)
Roby Star (Italy)
Chris Rockz (Austria)
Citizen Kain (France)
Phuture Traxx (Germany)
Disko Dario (Switzerland)
Futur-E (Greece)


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 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
        DropBox: djbolivia.ca/dropbox




Here are some photos from today's recording session:








Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Audio Recording Tutorial #01 - Basic Recording with a HD Camera and a Wave Recorder


I’ve generally been using my DJ Bolivia YouTube channel for educational purposes.   My goal has always been to feature videos teaching about a number of music-related topics:  DJ’ing, using audio editors such as Ableton and Cubase and ProTools and other DAW’s, production of dance music from scratch, and the occasional music video.  But one additional group of videos that I’ve wanted to put together has been a series on basic audio recording techniques.

I just put together the first video in that series.  This one deals with very simple audio recording using the microphone on a HD video camera, and using a portable audio recording device.  It talks about some of the basic types of processing that a studio engineer would put on an audio track (particularly on vocals), which includes reverb, delay, chorus, and EQ’ing, although it only goes into any detail on the last of those four topics.  I predominantly use Audacity to illustrate some basic concepts, with just a bit of use of Audition and VLC to help out with some other tasks.  Essentially, I’ve recorded a song (acoustic guitar and singing) and then extracted the audio from the recording devices, then I did some very simple processing in order to come up with a better quality audio file.

Here’s the video:



The video touches on quite a few different topics that a musician should become familiar with if you want to do any recording.  Here is a list of some suggested additional reference sites that you might want to check out, in order to learn more about topics that I mentioned:


Audio File Formats:


Software Used:


Recording Devices:


Extracting Audio from Video using VLC:


Audio Frequency Spectrum:


Plosives:


Sibilance:


Pop Filters:


Equalization:


Reverb(eration):


Normalizing Audio:



If you want to download the audio files that I was using in this video, to better hear the audio in your own home studio setup, here’s a link to a zipped folder containing the relevant files and a _readme.txt file which describes the contents:




The next couple of videos, which I hope to have online by the end of February 2013, will discuss different types of microphones, the use of external sound cards to help get audio into a computer, and multi-track recording either though several simultaneous inputs coming into the computer simultaneously, or through doing multiple tracks in layers.  I’ll also try to get some of my friends who are better guitar players or vocalists to help me out!

More advanced videos in this series (which could take me a couple years, because I can think of about thirty or forty topics that I’d like to go into eventually) will cover things such as recording full bands live, microphone placement for drum kits, and detailed explanation of effects such as delay, chorus, reverb, flanging, phasing, and many more.  I’ll eventually cover EQ’ing in far more depth, so you’ll have a better understanding of how to combine EQ’ing with proper placement of various instruments within a stereo field to add clarity to your mixes.  I’ll cover compression and basic mastering.  I’ll cover various pieces of studio equipment, such as studio monitors and DI boxes.  In short, there’s a lot of stuff that I can talk about, and eventually I’ll be doing videos where an entire band records a full multi-track song from scratch.


Anyway, this is an overwhelming amount of information.  If you just watch this first video and then try to learn everything at all the links that I’ve provided above, that should keep you busy round-the-clock for a week or so.    And as always, if you have friends that might be interested in learning about stuff that I’ve covered in this video, I appreciate if you can email them or share a link to this blog post.



Links to Jonathan Clark’s various web sites:

Main Site:   www.djbolivia.ca













Sunday, January 27, 2013

Upbeat Workout Music, Mix #10

As I'm writing this post, on Sunday evening, I'm about to start a bartending shift. Actually, it will be my last ever bar shift at this fine establishment (Ducky's) because they're closing after tonight, and moving to a new location, after being in this spot for 23 years. But before start making any drinks, I wanted to get this latest workout mix posted.

Incidentally, I was doing some work tidying up my main website a week or so ago, and I did up a simple page to make it easier for people to download all the workout mixes from a single source. Click here to see it.

The mix is a continuous music mix which is an hour long, and anyone can download it (the link is near the bottom of this post). This mix is for demo purposes only, and commercial resale or redistribution is not permitted.


Here are Track Listings for Workout Mix #10:

01. RAC feat Penguin Prison, "Hollywood" (Felix Da Housecat Remix).
02. Visitor, "Coming Home" (FM Attack Remix).
03. Pitbull feat Chris Brown, "International Love" (Darwich & Michael Rune Remix).
04. Madonna, "Turn Up The Radio" (Alessio Silvestro Remix).
05. Swedish House Mafia, "Don't You Worry Child" (Dark Intensity Club Edit).
06. Chris Brown, "Don't Wake Me Up" (Fat Rat Remix).
07. Dragonette, "Let It Go" (The Knocks Remix).
08. Zedd feat Matthew Koma, "Spectrum" (Extended Remix).
09. Nicki Minaj, "Starships" (Justin Sane Remix).
10. Pink, "Blow Me One Last Kiss" (Jyvhouse Extended Bass Remix).
11. Flo Rida feat Sia, "Wild Ones" (Maison & Dragen Remix).
12. Calvin Harris feat Ne Yo, "Let's Go" (JD Milani At Night Remix).
13. Icona Pop feat Charli Xcx, "I Love It" (Sick Individuals Remix).
14. Anjulie, "You And I" (Solidisco Remix).
15. Ke$ha, "Die Young" (Seamus Haji Extended Mix).
16. Loreen, "Euphoria" (DJ Solovey Extended Remix).
17. Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe" (C Rok Candy Mix).



Note: If you're trying to track down remixes listed above and they sound different than what you're hearing in this mix, it's because I do a lot of specific editing of my own to each track before I put the mix together, and there is a lot of extra percussion added.








To download any of the previous mixes in the Workout Music series, go to:
   http://www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html


I've got lots of other upbeat electronica mixes available on my DJ website, on the Mix Downloads page. Admittedly, there aren't too many mixes there [yet] that are exclusively club dance tracks, but there are a lot of house/trance mixes that I find to be pretty good to listen to when I'm going running. Or driving. Or doing any sort of mindless task where I just want some energetic beats to listen to. Most of them are about an hour long, to fit onto a standard CD. Check them out, maybe you'd enjoy some of them? And click here if you're interested in one of my favorites, a massive four-hour mix that I made of classic dance tracks from the late 1990's and early 2000's.

If you like this mix, please post this link on your Facebook walls, or to Twitter! If you're a member of any sort of workout or fitness website or message board, feel free to post a link to this post there. I appreciate your help sharing this around!


This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 12 of DJ Bolivia's older workout mixes, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2010 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 1.6 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!





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





STU Graffiti Party 2013

I played at the annual Graffiti party at St. Thomas University in Fredericton again last night. A fun crowd, as always. I didn't take any photos this year.

For anyone who was at the party and wanted to figure out any of the songs that I played, here's the set list:

01. The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"
02. Phillip Phillips, "Home"
03. Train, "Fifty Ways To Say Goodbye"
04. Demi Lovato, "Give Your Heart A Break"
05. Gold Fields, "Dark Again"
06. Fun, "We Are Young"
07. J Cole, "Work Out"
08. Imagine Dragons, "It’s Time"
09. Taylor Swift, "We Are Never"
10. Passion Pit, "Take A Walk"
11. Ellie Golding, "Lights"
12. Fun, "Some Nights"
13. Carrie Underwood, "Good Girl"
14. Maroon 5, "One More Night"
15. Griswolds, "Heart Of A Lion"
16. Sleeper Agent, "Get Burned"
17. Neon Trees, "Everybody Talks"
18. Atlas Genius, "Back Seat"
19. Gotye, "Somebody That I Used To Know"
20. Katy Perry, "Wide Awake"
21. Linkin Park, "Burn It Down"
22. Karmin, "Brokenhearted"
23. Ellie Goulding, "Anything Could Happen"
24. Maroon 5, "Pay Phone"
25. Selena Gomez, "Love You Like A Love Song"
26. Jjamz, "Heartbeat"
27. Christina Aguilera, "Your Body"
28. Yuna, "Live Your Life"
29. Gym Class Heroes, "Ass Back Home"
30. Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj, "Beauty & A Beat"
31. Ke$ha, "Die Young"
32. Pink, "Blow Me One Last Kiss"
33. Pitbull, "Back In Time"
34. Flo Rida, "Whistle"
35. Calvin Harris & Flo, "Sweet Nothing"
36. Nicki Minaj, "Pound The Alarm"
37. Psy, "Gangnam Style"
38. Calvin Harris & Ne Yo, "Let Me Love You"
39. Katy Perry, "Part Of Me"
40. Pitbull & Chris Brown, "International Love"
41. Usher, "Scream"
42. Nicki Minaj, "Starships"
43. One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful"
44. Icona Pop, "I Love It"
45. David Guetta & Sia, "Titanium"
46. Kylie Minogue, "Timebomb"
47. Swedish House Mafia, "Don’t You Worry Child"
48. Flo Rida & Sia, "Wild Ones"
49. J-Lo & Pitbull, "Dance Again"
50. David Guetta & Usher, "Without You"
51. One Direction, "Live While You’re Young"
52. Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
53. Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"


As you can see, the music that I played at this event was mostly mainstream club dance hits, and top40. It's the same sort of music that I put on all my Workout Mixes. If you'd like to check out any of my Workout Mixes, you can download them from this page:

www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html



Thursday, January 24, 2013

SHG Radio Show, Episode 149

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 149) 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 week's show was, once again, produced in sunny Buenos Aires. Such a great place to escape from the Canadian winter.


Here are Track Listings for episode 149:

01. Reset Robot, "Moosel" (Original Mix).
02. Kevin Andrews & Jason Chance, "Cubism" (Rober Gaez Remix).
03. Bpierre, "2020" (Original Mix).
04. Victor Ruiz & Alex Stein, "Generation" (Original Mix).
05. Squicciarini, "Gimme Some More" (Original Mix).
06. Coyu, "Road To Meowland" (Original Mix).
07. DJ Chus & Pepo, "Shopska Salata" (Original Mix).
08. David Amo, Julio Navas, & DJ PP, "Black Mushroom" (Original Mix).
09. Miguel Bastida, "Sunday Picnic" (Original Mix).
10. Dosem, "Star Safari" (Original Mix).
11. Tony Roguez, "People Of The Land" (Original Mix).
12. Filterheadz, "The Game" (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:



Reset Robot (Britain)
Kevin Andrews (Britain)
Jason Chance (Britain)
Bpierre (Brazil)
Victor Ruiz (Brazil)
Alex Stein (Brazil)
Squicciarini (Italy)
Coyu (Spain)
DJ Chus (Spain)
Pepo (Bulgaria)
David Amo & Julio Navas (Spain)
DJ PP (Uruguay)
Miguel Bastida (Spain)
Dosem (Spain)
Tony Roguez (Spain)
Filterheadz (Belgium)


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 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 20, 2013

Upbeat Workout Music, Mix #09

As I'm writing this post, on Sunday evening, I'm sitting on a sunny balcony in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm eight floors up, so the traffic going by underneath is pretty easy to hear. And in the past hour, I've heard vehicles go by that were blasting three separate songs that I put onto this mix. I guess that means they're popular.

Incidentally, I was doing some work tidying up my main website a few days ago, and I did up a simple page to make it easier for people to download all the workout mixes from a single source. Click here to see it.

The mix is a continuous music mix which is an hour long, and anyone can download it (the link is underneath the track listings). This mix is for demo purposes only, and commercial resale or redistribution is not permitted.


Here are Track Listings for Workout Mix #09:

01. Jessie J, "Domino" (DJ Slider Club Mix).
02. Havana Brown feat Pitbull, "We Run the Night."
03. Katy Perry, "Part Of Me" (DJ Skeet Club Remix).
04. Psy, "Gangnam Style" (MaxiGroove Remix).
05. David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On" (Paul Byrne Extended Mix).
06. One Direction, "Live While We're Young" (Dave Audé Club Mix).
07. Flo Rida, "Whistle" (Cosmic Dawn Club Mix).
08. Kylie Minogue, "Timebomb" (Steven Redant & Phil Romano Club Mix).
09. Usher, "Scream" (8Barz Remix).
10. Madonna, "Girl Gone Wild" (Justin Cognito Extended Mix).
11. Rihanna, "Where Have You Been" (Hardwell Club Mix).
12. Pitbull, "Back In Time" (DJ CeeJay).
13. One Direction, "What Makes You Beautiful" (Lenny B Extended Vocal Remix).
14. Nicki Minaj, "Pound The Alarm" (Edson Pride Club Mix).
15. Carly Rae Jepson, "This Kiss" (Digital Dog Club Mix).
16. Calvin Harris feat Florence Welch, "Sweet Nothing" (Extended Mix).


Note: If you're trying to track down remixes listed above and they sound different than what you're hearing in this mix, it's because I do a lot of specific editing of my own to each track before I put the mix together, and there is a lot of extra percussion added.


This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 12 of DJ Bolivia's older workout mixes, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2010 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 1.6 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!







To download any of the previous mixes in the Workout Music series, go to:
   http://www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html


I've got lots of other upbeat electronica mixes available on my DJ website, on the Mix Downloads page. Admittedly, there aren't too many mixes there [yet] that are exclusively club dance tracks, but there are a lot of house/trance mixes that I find to be pretty good to listen to when I'm going running. Or driving. Or doing any sort of mindless task where I just want some energetic beats to listen to. Most of them are about an hour long, to fit onto a standard CD. Check them out, maybe you'd enjoy some of them? And click here if you're interested in one of my favorites, a massive four-hour mix that I made of classic dance tracks from the late 1990's and early 2000's.

If you like this mix, please post this link on your Facebook walls, or to Twitter! If you're a member of any sort of workout or fitness website or message board, feel free to post a link to this post there. I appreciate your help sharing this around!





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





And finally, here are YouTube videos for most of the songs on this mix, if you're curious (although the videos mix not be for the exact remixes that I used):


















































Thursday, January 17, 2013

SHG Radio Show, Episode 148

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 148) 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 week's show was produced while I was in sunny Buenos Aires. So beautiful.


Here are Track Listings for episode 148:

01. Danic, "Rej" (Stefano Noferini Mix).
02. Eros Molina, "La Leyenda" (Original Mix).
03. Djose Elenko, "Active Baby" (2012 Rework).
04. Bart Skils, "Hypnotizing" (Original Mix).
05. Christian Dehugo, "Papatone" (Original Mix).
06. Max Noize, "Funky Town" (Original Mix).
07. Marko Legra, "How To Kill" (Original Mix).
08. Nick Corline, "Kiss Me" (Tech House Mix).
09. Juan Ddd, "Hammer" (Original Mix).
10. DJ Anna, "Keep Going" (Original Mix).
11. Prok & Fitch, "Symphony" (Mike Vale 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:



Danic (Italy)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)
Eros Molina (Spain)
Djose Elenko (Spain)
Bart Skils (Netherlands)
Christian Dehugo (Spain)
Max Noize (Italy)
Marko Legra (Spain)
Nick Corline (Italy)
Juan Ddd (Colombia)
DJ Anna (Brazil)
Prok & Fitch (United Kingdom)
Mike Vale (Slovenia)


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 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




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Upbeat Workout Music, Mix #08

I'm DJ'ing at St. Thomas University (Canada) in a couple weeks, and I've been trying to catch up on top40/mainstream music while I'm hanging out in South America right now. And since I'm trying to get caught up on that type of music, I figured that I should make a new Workout Mix. Well, things quickly got out of control. I quickly realized I had enough music for two new mixes, which was fine. No problem. Then, last night, while I was starting to get organized, I discovered that I had already put Workout Mix #08 together, ages ago, but I hadn't ever posted it online! Ridiculous.

I was trying to figure out when I did this, and the best that I can figure is that I might have done it last April? I'm basing that guess upon the tracks that I used, and the fact that if I did make it in April, it would make sense that I forgot about it since May through August is insane for me at work. It's possible that it was done as early as February of last year, but I'm guessing March or April is more likely.

So anyway, this is the old Workout Mix #08. Yes, the music is a bit dated now, but whatever. I listened to it again today and it was a fun-sounding mix, so why not? The only thing that I did before putting it online was to re-mix it slightly, to replace one track that I didn't like. Anyway, I still have two other (newer) workout mixes that I'm ready to release, which I'll post online next week and the week after. I should probably spread them out, instead of putting them all up at the same time.

The mix is a continuous music mix which is an hour long, and anyone can download it (the link is under the track listings). This mix is for demo purposes only, and commercial resale or redistribution is not permitted.


Here are Track Listings for Workout Mix #08:

01. Anjulie, "Brand New Chick."
02. Selena Gomez, "Love You Like A Love Song" (Dave Aude Club Remix).
03. Guinevere, "Crazy Crazy" (Dave Aude Clean Show Mix).
04. Calvin Harris feat Kelis, "Bounce" (Matt Balfe Remix).
05. Jefr Tale, "Start Again" (Anthem Remix).
06. Tom Fall & Jwaydan, "Untouchable" (Paul Keeley Remix).
07. Kaskade feat Mindy Gledhill, "Eyes" (Extended Mix).
08. David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj, "Turn Me On" (Sebastien Drums Remix).
09. Tonite Only, "Haters Gonna Hate" (Nicky Romero Out Of Space Remix).
10. David Guetta feat Sia, "Titanium" (Esquire Remix).
11. Anda Adam, "Panda Madam" (Extended Mix).
12. Destructo feat Oliver, "Technology" (Original Mix).
13. Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull, "Dance Again" (Gregor Salto Bateria Mix).
14. Breathe Carolina, "Blackout" (Wideboys Club Mix).
15. Avicii feat Flo Rida, "Levels, Good Feeling" (Gordon & Doyle Mashup).
16. Bingo Players, "Cry Just A Little" (Original Mix).


Note: If you're trying to track down remixes listed above and they sound different than what you're hearing in this mix, it's because I do a lot of specific editing of my own to each track before I put the mix together, and there is a lot of extra percussion added.


This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 12 of DJ Bolivia's older workout mixes, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2010 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 1.6 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!







To download any of the previous mixes in the Workout Music series, go to:
   http://www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html


I've got lots of other upbeat electronica mixes available on my DJ website, on the Mix Downloads page. Admittedly, there aren't too many mixes there [yet] that are exclusively club dance tracks, but there are a lot of house/trance mixes that I find to be pretty good to listen to when I'm going running. Or driving. Or doing any sort of mindless task where I just want some energetic beats to listen to. Most of them are about an hour long, to fit onto a standard CD. Check them out, maybe you'd enjoy some of them? And click here if you're interested in one of my favorites, a massive four-hour mix that I made of classic dance tracks from the late 1990's and early 2000's.

Finally, if you like this mix, please post this link on your Facebook walls, or to Twitter! If you're a member of any sort of workout or fitness website or message board, feel free to post a link to this post there. I appreciate your help sharing this around!





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





And finally, here are YouTube videos for most of the songs on this mix, if you're curious (although the videos mix not be for the exact remixes that I used):












































Saturday, January 12, 2013

SHG Radio Show, Episode 147

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 147) 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 week's show was produced while I was in Santiago, Chile. I love being in South America, especially during the Canadian winter!

One of my friends, Olivier Cop, is involved in a new podcast. It's predominantly House music, rather than tech-house and techno. If you want to check it out, I'll put a link to the first episode of the Podcast (called "Jacked Up") at the bottom of this blog post.


Here are Track Listings for episode 147:

01. Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink, "The Box" (Alex Di Stefano Remix).
02. Carlos Pulido & Lopezhouse, "Quien To Quieras" (Shelvin Remix).
03. Ramon Tapia, "Y Not" (Original Mix).
04. Jay Lumen & Popof, "Coming To Pumping" (Original Mix).
05. David Herrero, "Together" (Hollen Remix).
06. Andres Power & Outcode, "Mizu" (Original Mix).
07. Mauro Santana, "Sound And Sense Of Belonging" (Original Mix).
08. Cristian Murillo, "Toronto" (Original Mix).
09. DJ Lion & Metodi Hristov, "Blow Up" (Original Mix).
10. Nick Cartez, "El Viernes" (Bullet Mix).
11. Groovebox, "Gangster" (Original Mix).
12. Marco Bailey, "Horny Tiger" (Filterheadz 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:



Drumcomplex (Germany)
Roel Salemink (Netherlands)
Alex Di Stefano (Italy)
Carlos Pulido (Spain)
Lopezhouse (Spain)
Shelvin (Spain)
Ramon Tapia (Belgium)
Jay Lumen (Hungary)
Popof (France)
David Herrero (Spain)
Hollen (Italy)
Andres Power (Colombia)
Mauro Santana (Colombia)
Cristian Murillo (Colombia)
DJ Lion (Bulgaria)
Metodi Hristov (Bulgaria)
Nick Cartez (Hungary)
Groovebox (Britain)
Mike Vale (Slovenia)
Marco Bailey (Belgium)
Filterheadz (Belgium)


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 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






Thursday, January 3, 2013

SHG Radio Show, Episode 146

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 146) 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 146:

01. Ruben Sky & Michael Sowbug, "Technique" (Original).
02. Yoikol, "Terms" (Original Mix).
03. Nick Shepherd & Dario Zagato, "I Need The Vibe" (Original Mix).
04. Adam The Goose, "Salvara" (Original Mix).
05. DJ Wady & DJ Smilk, "Miami Flow" (Original Mix).
06. DJ Wady, "Power Man" (Original Mix).
07. George Privatti, "Loperio Taxi Driver" (Original Mix).
08. DJ Smilk, "La Danse Tellement" (Original Mix).
09. David Devilla & Daniman, "My Thingy" (Original Mix).
10. Pomodoro & Carlos Pascual, "Vamos A Bailar" (Original Cuba Mix).
11. Elay Lazutkin, "Not For Your Dancefloor" (Original Mix).
12. Umek & Stefano Noferini, "Goes On" (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:



Ruben Sky (Germany)
Michael Sowbug (Germany)
Yoikol (Spain)
Nick Shepherd (Germany)
Dario Zagato (Italy)
Adam The Goose (Canada)
DJ Wady (United States)
DJ Smilk (Colombia)
George Privatti (Spain)
David Devilla (Spain)
Daniman (Spain)
Pomodoro (Spain)
Carlos Pascual (Spain)
Elay Lazutkin (Russia)
Umek (Slovenia)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)


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 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