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
A mix of blends and looped up seagues of soul from classic 80's electro-boogie through to some current slo-mo style tracks from the likes of Adrien De Valentin and Phil Gerus, digital production is definitely a common theme. Cut on Traktor Z1 to warm up the dance floor for my wedding in August.
01 - Controllers - Stay
02 - Midnight Star - Curious
03 - The Daz Band - Starship (Remix)
04 - Phil Gerus - Love's not so frightening
05 - Teendra Moses - Be your girl
06 - Maverick Sabre - Stay
07 - Just Jack - Disco Friends
08 - Groove Theory - Tell Me
09 - Marvin Gaye - Sexual healing
10 - Mtume - Juicy (loops)
11 - Next - Wifey
12 - Next - Wifey (Instrumental)
13 - Phil Gerus - Found you
14 - Hi-Tension - Make me happy
15 - Don E - Spiritual Love (Loose Mix)
16 - Young Disciples - Apparently Nothing
17 - The Gap Band - Outstanding
18 - Al B Sure - If I'm not your lover
19 - Next - Close (Instrumental)
20 - Joe Hertz Feat Kaleem Taylor -Isolate
21 - Cypress Hill - Insane in the Membrane
22 - Dennis Taylor - Smile
23 - Adrien De Valentin - You give me something
24 - Jessie Lanza - Keep moving
25 - Club Feet - Cape Town(Panama Mix)
26 - Atlantic Conveyor -OYS (Music Box Mix)
27 - Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
01 The Moti Brothers - Autumn (Anthony Mea Remix)
02 Anthony Mea - Something is wrong
03 FCL Feat. Lady Lynn - Can we try
04 Cubicolor - Next Planet
05 Matt Lange - This is how it is
06 Nolder - Clouds (Boso reversion)
07 Johnson - Take on two (Pete Bellis Remix)
08 Steve Huerta - Apotheke
09 Watermat - Bullit
10 Muchaco - As bad as she wants to be (Fever Mix)
11 Croquet Club - Breath
12 D-phrag - Stranded (Anthony Mea Remix)
Opening into a moody interlude,Piek brighten s it up by some cheeky quirks and tight programming into some lush soulful laid back and subtly twisted funk grooves for the summer, Track 3 dives deep under again with some sultry undertones to the vocal presentation, SP keeping a nice mechanical feel in the tribal flow. T4 takes us back on a more soulful and smoky vocal number, right through into the deserved hat-trick from the excellent remote collaboration between AtJazz and Julian Gomes. With such a fusion of the calibre of these two, coupled with a staggering line-up of vocal heritage and talent on an album and a serendipitous discount at Traxsource, the full purchase seemed inevitable Enough said there, enjoy the tripler..
The twisted bluesy transposing keys and stabby but melodic chords in the compuphonic offering real stir up Chicago invocations in me, Bobby D'Ambrosio offers a nicely toughened chunk of a garage vein, GTTR adds some nice of elements of funky disco loopy percussion to build the filters, keeping it floor based. A progressive and almost Jon Tejada like production with a strong vocal theme pulsates through into a nice dubby swinger of a track from Lee Roz and Stu Laurie, with some lovely breakdowns. I see similarities in the euphoric nature of the CASSIMM track to the recent smasher from EDX with a bit of 2-step feeling and so was happy to add this big anthemic number to the tail end of the build on this episode. The inclusion automatic tasty track is one of an occasional delve into electronica, that I felt returned a nice haul that just lulls things down nicely over s tight and springy step, making way for the tailer of another excellent Anjuna Deep release from the LondonSession01 LP.
I've enjoyed pulling this together in amongst a fragmented schedule of life, finding solace in the ability to integrate the music that I like in a sequence that feels right.. Hope you enjoy.
01 Piek - Does your love fade away?
02 Kon - On my way (Instrumental Mix)
03 Vanessa Daou - Welcome to my blues (Scrap Processors Mix)
04 Rocco & Khensy - Still Waters (Lars Behrenroth Remix)
05 AtJazz VS Julian Gomes Feat. Robert Owens - Turn to you
06 AtJazz VS Julian Gomes Feat. Osunslade - Philosophy
07 AtJazz VS Julian Gomes - Overshadowed (Album Mix)
08 Compuphonic - Walking on the edge
09 Bobby D'Ambrosio Feat Leah Joy - Testify (Moon Rocket Romero Remix)
10 Leon Sweet - GTTR
11 James Teej Feat Richard Hennessy- Disclosure (Dia Mix)
12 Lee Roz and Stu Laurie - Dub Sub (Lee Roz Mix)
13 CASSIMM - All Need
14 Automatic Tasty - The Long Road Home
15 Andrew Bayer and James Grant - Living
Opening up with a gentle ease in through some acid tinged soul rework from the mighty FFO, into some sax laden work from Cossta, the mix slowly develops a sound frequently tinged with pads and chords, delineated by some lush break-beat underpinning from Aeroymin. The mix never becomes euphoric but holds fairly constant but measured pressure out of the back of the restrained but punchy urban 'Right Now' track by German Brigante, possibly my fave release on this outing. Sad news that House Music lost another pioneering Forefather earlier this week... RIP Frankie K.
01 Woolfy - 17 (Francis Inferno Orchestra Remix)
02 Costta - Uio
03 Animal Picnic - Somebody (6Souther AfroBeat Mix)
04 Christo - I've Been you
05 German Brigante - Right Now
06 Henry Saiz - Love Mythology (DJ Blu Mix)
07 Beckwith - Clarion
08 Aeroymin - Autumn Life (Today I'll be mainly re-cycling mix)
09 Comets we fall Feat. Yushichi - Falling Skies (Rick Wolanksi Mix)
10 Ruderich Feat. Meggy - Top of the world
11 Casino Gold - All I need (Troy Kurtz Remix)
12 Alex Cvetkov - Deep Forest
A delayed March episode, things have been a bit bumpy, this mix style reflects that in its spectrum of musical styles. Live and uncue-ed on IPad/Traktor...
01 Intro - Pearson Sound - Raindrops Part 1
02 A Sagittariun - Conquering Lions / Jacques Green - The Look
03 Ugly Drums - Changing Ways
04 San Proper - Inside All of Us
05 Lio - Skyline
06 D Lamar - Revolution
07 Synac - The Deepest Things
08 Robie Adriano - Push the feeling
09 State Breath - Change
10 Mr Probz - Waves - Robin Schulz Mix
11 Dave DK - Woolamooloo