A large chunk of this mix came together on a flight from Calgary to Montreal, early one morning a few weeks ago. It was a really nice way to spend the flight, and the presence of power adaptors on the seats really made my day. Flying the horrors of Continental or United lately has really blinded me to the perks the rest of the civilized world enjoys.
Only one comment this time about the set: Sultan and Ned Shepard have delivered one of the most mind-blowing breakdowns in recent memory in the form of “Jeopardy”. I’ve switched things around a bit here by combining the original’s techy progressions with 16-Bit Lolitas’ funkier remix, and it gives me chills. Enjoy.
Endless Groove is back with some super smooth beats to round out the summer. This session I went back to the basic idea that Endless Groove started with: mellow, driving repetitive beats with a lot of melody and some beautiful vocal effects. I also snuck in some true classics that I’ll let you find on your own. Enjoy.
One thing that’s always bugged me about Apple’s Mail.app is the lack of a quick shortcut to your next unread message, irrespective of which mailbox it is in. Luckily, it was fairly easy to whip up a quick little script which does just that. Note that the script assumes your mail is sorted with the newest messages at the bottom — otherwise, you’ll need to edit line 7, replacing “last message” with “first message”.
Endless Groove Episode 2 continues in the idea of finding a nice, mellow relaxing groove and just letting it run its course. That’s not to say there aren’t moments that make you want to break out and dance, but this is music to work to. Or to drive to. This is a collection of music that I absolutely love, each track with a sprinkling of magic melody to keep things interesting. It also features one of the best tracks I’ve heard in years, the perfectly named The Magnificent by Lindstrøm. Killer.
I spend a lot of time sitting at my computer (shocking, I know). Sometimes, I just want some nice, mellow house music that sets itself into a groove and rolls. Some of my sets have had this characteristic, but I decided to create a new imprint called “Endless Groove”, just for these sorts of mixes. It’s got a bunch of tech house and a bit of progressive, and every once in a while the set kicks it up a notch and you may find you head bobbing along and your feet tapping your chair. At least, if you’re anything like me…
So it turns out that if you wait to too long between set releases, pretty much every one of your favourite artists releases a killer new track. I guess you could refer to this set as the Epic Mix.
16 Bit Lolitas make a couple of appearances with tracks from their magnificent new LP. DJBS favourites UNKLE, Jaytech and Way Out West all contribute in one way or another — I even found room for the new version of the all-time classic Shapeshifter’s track, Lola’s Theme (which made an appearance on one of my first ever mix sets, many years ago).
This will probably be the last set released under the “phoenix sessions” moniker for a while, as I intend to explore some new spaces in the near future. Stay tuned.
Black River (Gui Boratto Remix) – Bomb The Bass
Reformation (Robert Babicz Remix) – Lucca
Coconut Blues – Gabriel Ananda
Bazook (Bazookapella) – Chris the Greek & Matheos
Formula of Fear (Uberzone Dub Mix) – Hybrid
Murder Weapon – 16 Bit Lolitas
Azteca (KOS’s Stadium Mix) – KOS
Twilight (Layo and Bushwacka! Remix) – UNKLE
Lola’s Theme (2008 Re-edit) – The Shapeshifters
Heart & Soul – Yvel and Tristan
The Warning (Terracotta Army’s Eastern Invasion) – Way Out West
Nobody Seems to Care (feat. Jennifer Horne) – 16 Bit Lolitas
Candy (James Zabiela Remix) – Spooky
Geko – Guy J
Meaningful Story (Jaytech Remix) – Dinka
Omptine D’Un Ature Ete, L’Apres Midi – Jay Haze and Yann Thiersen