Hello again. This months Pacific Front Session is a whole load of breaks with an appropriate dose of four on the floor to pile-drive the point home, finished with a side of skull-crushing breaks. Who talks like this anyway? Maybe I should tell you a bit about the tracks on this mix instead. I don’t know the Watchmen, but Grid System did a remix of their track “Alchemist”, and he really delivered on this progressive tech-breaks masterpiece. This is immediately followed by Hybrid taking on a techy-funk Uberzone track called “4 Bit”. How many variations on a theme can Hybrid do!? The mix takes a turn again for the ethereal with a song by Planisphere (aka Airwave) “Hosanna Beyond The Stars.” Chopped vocals and an icily beautiful breakdown lead towards a more massive direction as the mix escalates from progressive breaks to progressive house with an electro-tech tinge (yes, I did just say that) in the form of a track by Luke Chable (AKA Quest) named “Skyline Road,” which is in turn remixed by DJ Remy, aka RR Workshop – who you might remember from Northern Exposure 3. This is followed up by my own new remix of another former Lush resident DJ – Benz and MD‘s “Signals” – the second of two remixes I did of this track for Proton Music. This particular remix is more dance-floor oriented than the other, although I have gotten feedback from DJ’s which indicates that the other remix would also do the business on the dancefloor. How sweet it is. Moving on, Vancouver’s Joel Armstrong (who apparently needs to update his website!) did a fantastic track with a great treatment from Shiloh called “After Later”. This leads into a progressive house gem which is a remix by Dale Anderson (whose website is suddenly MIA) and Anil Chalwa of the Cheshire Cats. I used the instrumental remix since there were no vocals anywhere else on the mix, and vocals demand to be balanced throughout a mix or used not at all, in my opinion. The vocal mix is quite good, however, and I do play it out when I DJ. Moving on to the finishing move – my soon-to-be-new track with Dustin H called “Seismic” gets an unbelievably huge remix from Stefan Anion which you need to hear to believe. I feel completely spoiled by this. Amazing. Hope you enjoy the mix!
Watchmen – Alchemist (Grid System remix) – Composure Records
Uberzone – 4 Bit (Hybrid’s Back to Analogue remix) – Functional Breaks
Planisphere – Hosanna Beyond the Stars (Original mix) – Green Martian
A quick update to mention that I am on Proton Radio tomorrow at noon until 2 PM with Graham Davis AKA DJ Velvety for Pacific Front Sessions.
Also there’s been nothing really quick about this since this is really the fourth time I have updated this site in two days. I have been sick with the flu which has enabled me to catch up with some of my back catalogue of mixes, in particular, guest mixes for other shows and stations, and as such there is a new subsection of the mixes page which will be the spot to find my guest appearances on other people’s radio shows.
Here are some links to the new mixes:
This 4 hour continuous mix features music from Seed, Jacob Todd, Tiebreaker, Voyager, c79, Joel Armstrong, AFK, Micah, Blake Jarrell, Formulate, Shiloh, John Morgan and Kevin Shiu, Dustin H, Steve May, His Boy Elroy, Dale Anderson and many more. It starts off in breakbeat territory, goes prog-electro-tech house for a bit, then a series of massive breaks re-align the set before preparing to take-off to an extended and proper flight of progressive that I suspect will hit all the right buttons for you. This mix took several months to put together and originally aired as a featured artist mix on San Francisco based Frisky Radio.
The Shakedown mix was done for the Shakedown Podcast, presented by Resonant Vibes. I took the photo above in Myakka park, Florida, when I went to go visit Krishen last year. Later we went to Miami for the WMC and met some of the Resonant Vibes folks. This mix features a range of my influences as a producer and a DJ, so you will find some older and some newer music unusually mixed together. Check it out..
This is a guest mix I did for Resonant Vibes in 2006. This is CD length, so consider it a mix CD as well – for promotional use only of course. This mix is atmospheric house, progressive breaks, and progressive house. Enjoy!
Bjork – An Echo, A Stain (Luke Chable and Chris Gainer remix) – White Label
Tim Davison and Dale Anderson – Zeitgeist (Original mix) – Source of Gravity
AFK – Dreamcache (Blake Jarrell and Jeff Devas’ Black Lotus remix) – Pacific Front Recordings
MV – Hide (Brad Copeland’s 7 AM in the Y Office remix) – Tao Recordings
Ozgur Can – Irony (Probspot’s Break a Leg remix) – Lost Language
REM – The Great Beyond (Hybrid remix) – CDr
Nicholas Bennison and Micah – I’ve Been There (Micah’s Breaks mix) – Screen 2
AFK – Lush (Original mix) – Proton Music
Joel Armstrong – Serenity (Shiloh remix) – Proton Music
Bent – As You Fall (Micah’s Swollen Floor remix) – EQ / Stomp
AFK and Dustin H – Cascadia (Original Extended mix) – Emote Recordings
Almost all of these photos were shot recently with the 50mm F1.4 prime lens, except for one or two that were shot with a 24-70mm F2.8 lens. Can you guess which was shot with which? No EXIF reading allowed. Just have a look at the amount of zoom in the shots.
There is a lot going on right now. I just put the finishing touches on both of my Benz & MD – Signals remixes. Tonight I will be sending them off for cueing in Proton Music’s release schedule. This means I have time opening up for some new remix work.
I have finished the new Pacific Front Sessions mix which will be airing later this month on Proton Radio. September’s Pacific Front Sessions is available here, and if you’ve listened to it and enjoyed it, please leave a comment to let me know – feedback would be muchly appreciated. As you can see, if you look at the right column where the latest mix is posted, there are 0 comments for it currently. Come on people, I know you’re listening. I have web stats that tell me so. Speak up!
just like the title suggests, it’s photos and coffee. this time around there was myself, richard and graham. we had breakfast saturday morning at floyd’s and then aimed ourselves towards esquimalt. we never made it to esquimalt, instead being lured into the Any Time Gate at Dockside Green and having a look around. then it started raining on us, so we had to turn back to town.