01. Oona Dahl - You Gave Me LIfe (Petrichor Remix) 02. Bender - Think Green 03. Brandt Brauer Frick - You Can Buy Me Love (DJ Tennis Remix) 04. SBTH - Ribolla 05. Dusky - Long Time (Patrice Baumel Instrumental/Remix) 06. Michael Mayer, Barnt - Und Da Stehen Fremde Menschen (Patrice Baumel Remix) 07. Rico Puestel - Remembering October 3rd (Oliver Shories Remix) 08. Khen & Guy J - Prism 09. Jimi Jules - Hundeblick 10. Matador - The Resort (Darren Emerson Remix) 11. Savvas K & David Brilli - Tangeri (David Durango Remix) 12. Sfire - Sfire 3 (John Talabot's Tribalist Rework) 13. Fort Romeau - Secrets & Lies 14. Funk D'Void - All That Matters
Sound quality is grand, unless you're talking about the file quality. If it's after been ripped from the YouTube vid then it's only going to be around 128kps.
Yeah? I gave it a bit of a run through and agreed with the original uploader who said it wasn't great. But if you say it's grand, cool. The breaks bit he goes into at the end is great. Nice to hear Smith/Selway "Move" getting a play. I'd recommend jumping on this now as I could see Sasha asking for it to come down given he has his LNOE podcasts.
choosing moderat over aphex twin should be a bannable offense
Hey at least you know what you'll get with Moderat. Fucking Aphex Twin could spend the better part of an hour playing literal sandpaper with some 240 BPM gabba track over the top just to be a weirdo. Not to bash him or anything.
wtf is up with this patrick topping dude? i'm running a monthly night with a guy who loves his tunes. he talks my ear off about him every chance he gets. don't get it. id never heard of patrick topping until we started the night a few months ago, and i have no idea why he is popular. his tunes are so bland and average. it's like "underground" tech-house according to an avicci fan.
and adam beyer? can't lie, i used to like his stuff. but thesedays, both he and drum code are top sources of nondescript, vst, paint-by-numbers, subbase techno.
strange list imo.
Yeah I'd never even heard of Topping until seeing this list. Maybe he's the new Ricky Ryan.
The Black Madonna smashes it. She's excellent. I think the list is pretty good. Nice to see DJs like Jackmaster, TBM, Hunee, and Gerd Janson getting some respect. They're a nice break from the over-the-top seriousness much of dance music falls into. They just play fun music that actually makes people dance rather than stare at their fucking shoes (looking at you Tale Of Us).
I live in Oakland. Went to the Ghost Ship about a year ago. It was a crazy place. Amazing, really. Like an antique warehouse. Ornately designed. Interesting stuff everywhere. To try and put the space in perspective, I didn't even realize that there was a second floor when I was there. It was that much of a labyrinth. While the blame game is inevitable, I have to admit that a fire never even crossed my mind. In retrospect, it's so painfully obvious the danger that place put people in. To try and find one's way out of there in a panicked situation...imagining that...it's honestly hard to stomach. The economic pressures here have made the arts/music scene quite small and very tight (those same pressures, to a degree, created the circumstances under which this horrific event occurred). Oakland is a small, hardscrabble town. I honestly don't think it'll recover from this. I thankfully didn't know any of the 24 who were killed, but I know people who do. It's just a tragedy. All around.
As an aside, it's nice to see people really pulling out all the stops for the Essential Mix. There are so many mixes available and limitless forums for putting them out there. But artists do seem to put that extra bit of effort for Tongy. After all these years it's refreshing to see so many, a lot of whom being quite young, still considering it the gold standard. And unlike the RA Podcasts, the EM isn't always trying to show off. Viva la EM.
About half way through and this has been excellent thus far. The unknown tune at 028 sounds like something X-Press 2 would've knocked out many moons ago. Recommended (even if the low-end is a bit lacking).
Missed the boat on a lot of his recent stuff over the last 2-3 years. Aside from the Sunday School mix (which is still a belter) and the most recent LNOE Nov '16 Mix... Are there any others you can all recommend?
This is surprisingly pretty good. Nothing complicated or groundbreaking. Just some straightforward tunes that many have probably all heard too many times.
01. Tame Impala - Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix) 02. Booka Shade - Mandarine Girl (Deetron Remix) 03. Booka Shade - Lost High (Dennis Ferrer Remix) 04. Rampa - Necessity 05. Black Coffee - Buya (M.A.N.D.Y. Remix) 06. Davis feat. Cameo Culture - Blind 07. Benedikt Frey feat. Javolenus - Out Of Here (Roman Flügel’s Cosmic Rework) 08. Drones Club - Feel No Pain (Lemmy Ashton Remix) 09. Booka Shade - Body Language (Chi Thanh Remix) 10. DJ Tennis - Convex 11. Booka Shade - In White Rooms (Hunter_Game Remix) 12. David August - Ouvert
The last series of The Wire relating to the press was absolutely fucking shite.
Tru dat. I re-watched it and it's a total waste of time.
I didn't like it when I was watching it as the episodes came out. Found it a bit better upon a binge re-watch. The worst of the seasons but I still think it's better than most any other show. Seemed like too much axe grinding on the part of David Simon and his history with the Sun, though. Interestingly, they had a sixth season idea, focusing upon Latino immigration to Baltimore's urban core, but Simon and his writers didn't feel knowledgeable enough to do the topic justice. Shame. As it is something that deserves attention.
Josh Wink was the first DJ I ever saw use CDJ's well before the proper Pioneer decks came out. I'm not going to pretend that anyone gives a single shit about that, though. He was always...okay.
Would've loved to have seen Ricardo Villalobos at his best but those days are more than likely well behind him. Haven't seen Ben UFO yet. Heard nothing but good things. Laurent Garnier would be good to see as well. But this country's politics seem to dissuade a fair few. Find that a bit lame but that's their choice so fair enough.
Whatever one's personal rankings are, it is pretty incredible the run that HBO had for a few years there in the early and mid-2000's. The Sopranos. The Wire. Six Feet Under. Deadwood. Oz. Band of Brothers. Carnivale.
The Wire does require quite a commitment. And each season tends to start slow before snowballing towards the end. I also work in public health in areas with a lot of poverty and open air drug markets. So, admittedly, I enjoy it more than most partially due to having a personal connection with the content. It's worth the time IMO.