This minimix marks the onset of spring in the northern hemisphere. A brief journey from moods into warm, slightly spacey, slightly dubby house through Electro disco pressure into tribal fever pitch down into the latest release from Leon Vynehall, which chills the set to a jazzy deep tech conclusion.
01 - Midnight Works - Real Love (Jay Saccone Dub)
02 - Small Pyramids - Destiny (Dub)
03 - Anthony Mea - The Magician
04 - The Whole Truth - Stalemate
05 - Alie Duke - DubDrops
06 - Tuxedo - Walking the coastline
07 - Leon Vynehall - Midnight on Rainbow road
01 - G Mills - Lodeon
02 - DJ Cam - Friends & Enemies
03 - Martin Hayes - Broken Memory
04 - Al Zanders - Endliffe Park
05 - Sobrero Galaxy - The Edge Of Space
06 - Knight One – Hollow (Les Loups Remix)
07 - Phil Gerus – Don’t you know I need you
08 - Maya Jane Coles Feat. Thomas Knight – When I’m in love
09 - French Touch – Papa Stomp
10 - Green Linez - Hibiscus Pacific
11 - Ashley Beedle, Lay-Far & Darren Morris - Slope (Lay-Far Upbeat Version)
12 - Waterson - Tell Me (Ashley Beedles North Street mix)
13 - Chaos In The CBD - 816 To Nunhead
14 - StudioHeist – Eden
15 - DiscoTron - Shake Dat
16 - Danny Fry & Lou Willet – Colors (Kinky Movement ReMix)
17 - James Benedict - 32 Minds
18 - Avery SunShine – Call My Name (Ananda Project Lullaby Dub)
Working over the wire in January with partner in crime, Dave Wood from DeepTransmissions, this collaboration piece is well overdue becoming output. Inspired and conceived back in late 2015 to capture all that is good from a Jazzy, Disco and Hip hop pallete, nodding to a London Paris connection from a 90's era in the sound set and presentation, with diverse but integrated compilation feeding into the flow. Hope it is enjoyed far and wide..
Capping of the trilogy, with a perspective on new Horizons, featuring several tracks from Southern Hemisphere artists, this episode proposes a richly defined journey through afro and austral tinged percussions with melodic layers and Jazz inferences over strongly resonant b-lines.
I was really pleased that these tracks were available for me to be able to compile them, but the fave has to be the Nichen track - lovely bass line, although the production on 'All I Want' is too good to ignore and Glen Hobbs has done some exquisitely epic work as well!
Hope you enjoy and It's 2016, so hope of good things for everyone!
01 Durga Amata - Life
02 Savile, Olin & Filburt - Horizon (Good Guy Mikesh Mix)
03 Mood Dusty & Cee - Special Place (Glenn Hobbs Version Dub)
04 Distant Relatives JHB - Without these memories
05 Zozo - March 16
06 Middlefield Feat. IvanUnknown - Ivan's Burden (StereoTone Remix)
07 Tonye Aganaba - It ain't easy (Sean Dimitrie Remix)
08 Chus & Ceballo Feat. Astrid Suryanto - All I want (Fernando Campo Remix)
09 Anthony Mea - Day In Day Out (Stephen J Kroos Mix)
10 Nithen - Star Element
11 Ensaime - Tanzania
12 Vasami - Voyager
01 - Boom Jinx & Meredith Call - Bring me back around (Chillout mix)
02 - Synkro - Harbour
03 - Williams - Love on a real train
04 - Lord Raja & Heathered - Perfume Catalogue
05 - Magic in Threes - Beatin Tha breaks (Fouks Mix)
06 - Maribou State - WallFlower (Ross from Friends Mix)
07 - Standard Fair - Turn my back on you
08 - Thermal Bear - Bein
09 - Carlos Gambino Feat. Maxxi Jazz - In my Brain (Carlos Gambino Mix)
10 - Quivver - Wait for you
11 - Starbud - Tomorrow
This follow up offering follows a darker theme, very much in keeping with the eerie vibe that the image conjured up for me. Imagine deep house meets dubby ambient electronic folk in a dirty Detroit disco as the thematic here. Starting out with a nicely chilled offering from Anjunabeats the journey is a moody and quite a stripped down one. Really liked what Williams has done with the early 80's Tangerine Dream classic as featured in Risky Business The madness of the Maribou State and Perfume Catalogue tracks drew me in, as did the 2 pieces on RecoveryTechand Maxi Jazz's instantly recognizable contribution helped me shape the mood I was trying to achieve. Lovely resonance and fullness to the strings delivered in 'Bein' and a solid release from Quivver yet again, always a fan of his gear. Finishing off on a folky tip at the back-end with a bit of a twist. Hope you enjoy.
A recent visit to the magical island of São Miguel contributes heavily to the pitch and tone here ... A deep journey through a lush swirling soundscape. #SubTropicalHouse
01 - Maverick Mali - Intro
02 - Forteba Feat. Marcel - Fabula
03 - C Vogt & Patrick Jeremic - After all it's you (Shield Re-Edit)
04 - LoveBirds Feat. Galliano - Icarus(Mr Beatnick Mix)
05 - Bodine, Aquino & SteppenWolf - Lausanne
06 - Forteba - Tape Machine
07 - Vincent Kwok - It's in the way
08 - AbysSoul - Falling in Love (Entity UltraDeep Instrumental)
09 - Essentrikality - Rhetorik
10 - Brad Rock - Bad Company (Skoork mix)
11 - Bicep & Hammer - Go (Liquid Mix)
12 - Maverick Mali - Connected
Culminating some hectic but eclectic recent experiences of the last few weeks and executed in the contemplative wake of a recent view of 'Eden'.
Elements of Bongholio Iglesias, D:Bridge, Jacques Greene and Sasha in the selection, coming off like a Back2MineOnTheGlobalUnderground.. but most definitely monosonics on a mad one on the holistic.
With a 100-120 BPM transitioning fusion of Glitch-Funk, DnB, Dub, Electronica and Deep House in an ethereally styled melting pot of defined snare patterns, intense bass-lines and open structures, a listening experience first and foremost.
The standout track for me has to come from Gidge, for me the eloquence and elaboration of their production really added to the tone that I was trying to create with the episode, love the way it compliments the similar styles of artists such as Pariah, Burial and SYNKRO but with an extra touch of Folk!
Several of my favourite compilations and some early vinyl mixes (coming to Digital soon) feature 'Space' remixes (such as StoneProof - 'Everything's not you') by the legendary Jon Graham, so the Epic proportions of the track from Quivver has to be another serious contender for me on the fave rave tip on this outing!
01 Phil Gerus - Kissing this and that
02 DJ Koze - I haven't been everywhere..
03 Andy Stott - Time away
04 B12 - Descension
05 Andy Stott - Industry & Science
06 Anthony Mea - Landscape (Evgeny Midnight dub)
07 Quivver - Takin Over (Reprise)
08 Kraak & Smaak - Future is yours (Adriatic Illusion Rework)
09 Maxxi SoundSystem - In the Woods
10 Lehar - Zephyr
11 Gidge - Huldra
12 Alfred R - Another Move
With a distinctly contemplative and organic theme to the first 6 into a half dozen tracks linked by spacy synths underpinned with latin inspired percussive patterns and the odd punch from a Disco beat, this really is game of 2 halves. I have still tried to shape a gradual build across the set, taking in a fair few styles.
In my mind, no one cuts it up quite like Phil Gerus, so a seemingly Cyndi Lauper/Atlantic Conveyor inspired production from him opens the shop up to make headway for a lovely and original piece of Afro production from Yuruba Soul. Loving the open groove of 'Another One' and the almost indie like qualities of the Lane 8 track as the 1st of 2 quality offerings from AnjunaDeep on this outing. After hearing it on the HHA 1st May Real House Radio podcast, the Vince Watson track had to feature, lovely chords and keys and, a groove that is fair infectious! Always good things coming from the Vortex.
I guess that based on a recent viewing of InterStellar, that 'Space' was also a bit of an inspiration for this mix. With, to my mind, 'Sueno Latino' influences, I do rate the spacy, melodic and solid production from Lionel Weets on T7. In a more progressive direction, the magnitude of 'The Bridge' will no doubt, become apparent ... Kosheen meets Shurikan on a London Label, Way Out West?
A continuation of the vocal theme, comes in a nice tightly packaged track from a GU compilation that I had previously overlooked. A diversion into Tech house delivers a 'ChunkyButCheeky' vibe. The electronic pulse that is Detroit,is never far from the top of my InspirationPool and as I recall, '92 was a very good year in the vineyards of Michigan and so, more unashamed homage is paid to the great city and a legendary pair of its producers/remixers, nice to see MarKinchen is still 'Burnin' up on the scene. Finally on the dozen, Some more dreamy, spacy chords with dirty dubby stuff for bins and snappy snares help in 'taking it down', like Idris in Prometheus.
Thanks to everyone that follows, plays and downloads, I hope that you enjoy the episode and maybe it takes you on a journey... After a very busy time recently, Monosonics hopes to tweak the frequency of outputs over the next few months ++
01 Phil Gerus - Time Again [Fuselab]
02 Gabriele Poso - Invocation 001 (Yuruba Soul)[Agogo Records]
03 Bruno & Ohm G - Another One [Drizzly Records]
04 Deep Active Sound - Another Chords [DeepClass Records]
05 Lane 8 Feat. Patrick Baker - Ghost [Anjuna Deep]
06 Vince Watson - Eminescence [Yoruba Records]
07 Lionel Weets - Solar Exploration [Motech ltd]
08 Jody Feat Sian Evans - The Bridge (Shurikan Remix) [Anjuna Deep]
09 DBN Feat. Madita - Asteroidz (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix) [GU]
10 Mitch Major - Buckelhead [Anybody Music]
11 Chez Damier - I never knew Love (MK Club Mix) [KMS Records]
12 Lorenzo Invidia - Sample & Hold [Recycle Records]
Delayed but delivered with a quite downbeat undertone peppered with a fair smattering of sultry vocals with a focus on a chilled put pure deep house sound.
01 - Monkey Lounge Ft. Abi Hardman - Forlorn
02 - Luka & Sia Blackwidow - Next to you (Jazzuelle Rotary Dub)
03 - Darbinyan - Rain over the seas (Ben Gomori aquatic mix)
04 - Hannes Heisster - Focused
05 - Jakobin & Domino - 180 Grams
06 - Matt Prehn & Griffin - Dark circles
07 - Salut 80 - Abrir la puerte
08 - DeLaKeyz - How you love
09 - Vincenzo & Florien Kruse Feat. Lisa Shaw - All about you
10 - Imre Kiss - Towers of Hamlet
Monosonics ventures out to play on the Z1 at the company xmas party...
Based on a brief of 'Lounge meets club'
The first hour Builds from a festive dub intro with a laid back groove through slo-mo disco and soul influences into mid tempo funky disco based material to warm things through. At the 60 minute marker, tribal and soulful inflected deep house starts to develop for a solid hour of chunky warm grooves, accessible but still with a nice spread of quality.
The Well, Clerkenwell, London - 18:12:14
01 - Phil Gerus - Voice to Voice Lip to Lip
02 - Frank Sinatra - Merry little Xmas (MS Polar Express Dub)
03 - Ertha Kitt - Santa Baby Remix (MS Polar Express Dub)
04 - Ella Fitzgerald vs Charles Webster - Midnight clear (MS Polar Express Dub)
05 - Phil Gerus - Votre Voix Vos Yeux
06 - Miguel Migs & Walter Samuels - Green Light
07 - Maxwell - Don't Ever Wonder (Ascension Mix)
08 - Phil Gerus - Love is not so frightening
09 - Banks - Warm Water
10 - Passenger - Let her go (Kygo remix)
11 - Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Kygo remix)
12 - Don E - Spiritual Love (Loose Mix)
13 - Joe Hertz feat Kareem Taylor - Isolate
14 - Dennis Taylor - Smile
15 - French Touch - One of a kind (Papa Stomp Remix)
16 - Atlantic Conyeyor - Open Your Soul (Music Box Mix)
17 - LoveBirds Feat. Holly Backler - Give me a sign (Reserva Mix)
18 - Rob Savage - Voyager
19 - Stan Kolev - Cusco Disco
20 - Simion Feat. Roland Clark - Lost In Deep
21 - Hot Toddy - Mutha Sucka(Ron BaseJam Remix)
22 - Steve Huerta - Love me right
23 - Miguel Campbell - In Motion
24 - Opolopo Feat. Shea Soul - Be Enough
25 - Loverdose -Another Dimension
26 - The Realm - Love you now (SpiritChaser Mix)
27 - Mass Digital - Till I come
28 - German Brigante - Right Now
29 - Made To Move - Drive me insane
30 - Ben Pearce - What I might do (Bonar Bradberry Mix)
31 - Dj Tipz and Kholi - Lifetime (Dub)
32 - At-Jazz & Julian Gomes - Out of my life
33 - At-Jazz & Julian Gomes Feat. Zano - Here to stay
34 - Jon Da Silva Feat. Joi Cardwell - Love somebody else (Maceo Plex Mix)
35 - Middle Ground - I don't get it
36 - Rucks - Find someone (City soul project mix)
37 - Saisons - When I look at you
38 - TCTS Feat. Holly Partridge - Over
39 - Van Bellen - Moorea
A Deeper freeze mix is already on the drawing board, meanwhile enjoy the festive period.
Broadcasting 02:00-03:00 19-10-2014 on Luton's diversefm.
01 - Thor Feat. Scotti P - What is real
02 - Opolopo Feat. Shea Soul - Be Enough
03 - Matt Prehn - Love You Back
04 - Steve Huerta & Yooj - love me right
05 - The Burrell Brothers - Non Stop (Lula Circus Mix )
06 - Beckwith - End of Brooklyn
07 - EDX - Reckless Ardour
08 - Gotye Feat. Kimbra - Somebody I used to know (Pete Bellis Re-edit)
09 - Chase & Status - Alive (TCTS Mix)
10 - TCTS Feat. Holly Partridge - Over
11 - Saison - When I look at you
12 - System of Survival - Don't stop