Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DJ Bolivia - Live at Giraffe Manor (Nairobi), 2013-11-24

I just got back from a month in Africa. I played three separate shows there. Two of them were public shows at clubs in Nairobi (Kenya) and Arusha (Tanzania), and the third was a private event at a place called Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. This is the set from Giraffe Manor.

Giraffe Manor was really pretty awesome. I spent a bit of my time in Africa with a group of friends on what was called the Junglist Tour. This particular group of friends is pretty awesome. Most of them are ninja hackers & IT people, so they have associations with pretty much every company and thing that is internet. Anyway, Giraffe Manor is a pretty high-class lodge in Nairobi, and the group spent ten grand to rent it for the night.

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!

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The other couple of sets that I played in Africa were more house-oriented EDM. However, because of the dynamic of the crowd at Giraffe Manor, and their receptiveness to music with more of a deep tech emphasis, I tried to make this set less house-oriented than the other sets. So this set is basically all tech-house or techno, at 125 bpm (slower than I usually play). Well, I guess there are maybe a few house influenced tracks near the end. Also, since the sound equipment at the venue was limited, I did my mixing within Ableton rather than on a professional DJ mixer. The advantage is an especially clean recording, but the disadvantage is that there aren't any fancy EQ'ing and effects, and the mixing is pretty smooth and conservative.

Anyway, here's the track listing from my set:

01. DJ PP & Gabriel Rocha, "Old Class" (Jerome Robins vs DekoZe Jungle Funk Mix).
02. Andrea Roma & Yeso, "Rexin" (Original Mix).
03. Spartaque, "Phantom" (Original Mix).
04. Umek & Beltek, "Out Of Play" (Original Club Mix).
05. Matt Ether, "Insomia" (Original Mix).
06. Made & Marty, "Long Way" (Original Mix).
07. Ti & Ti, "Cala Conta" (Original Mix).
08. Spark Taberner, "Embush" (Original Mix).
09. Aaron Mills, "Andromeda" (Original Mix).
10. Filterheadz, "Atlantic" (Original Mix).
11. Toris Badic, "Click Boom Bang" (Original Mix).
12. Marco Bergman & Pim Van Der Wal, "This Love" (Kevin Le Rouge Remix).
13. Galant, "Black Mamba" (Original Mix).
14. Umek & Spektre, "Klaxon" (Original Mix).
15. Jay Lumen, "Get Ready" (Original Mix).
16. Fedde Le Grand, "Metrum" (Manuel De La Mare Remix).
17. Shiloh, "Pathogen" (Patrick Carrera & Enrico Sangiuliano Remix).
18. Hollen, "Jobless" (Original Club Mix).
19. Marco Bailey, "Horny Tiger" (Filterheadz Remix).
20. Jay Lumen, "Get Ready" (Original Mix).
21. Danny Garlick, "Exit 21" (Original Mix).
22. Umek & Beltek, "Out Of Play" (Original Club Mix).

Edit, December 20th, 2013: I have NO idea why I played that Jay Lumen track twice. I just noticed that now when I was listening to the set again, and I don't remember doing that when I played. #djfail

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