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
- Luke Chable presents Quest – Skyline Road (DJ Remy remix) – 68 Recordings
- Benz & MD – Signals (AFK’s Dragon Dub) – Proton Music
- Joel Armstrong – After Later (Shiloh remix) – Baroque Limited Records
- Cheshire Cats – Just Get Over It (Anil Chalwa and Dale Anderson Instrumental mix) – Berwick Street Records
- AFK & Dustin H – Seismic (Stefan Anion’s Running for Cover remix) – Pacific Front Recordings
Download: AFK – Pacific Front Sessions: November 2007 (mp3)
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Nice CD Cover (where was the photo taken?), and a very nice mix Davinzilla!
yeah this is what i`am talking about i thought i will never heard good mix of progy brakes but this is it man!
Graham: The photo was taken near Parksville this Saturday past.
What an absolute STORMING set there Davin, some monumental gems on this mix, ‘specially the Shiloh mix of After Later and the gargantuan monster that is Just Get Over it! Truly stupendous, a real shit kicker of a tune, kicks ass on all levels!
Thoroughly outstanding heavyweight tunes on this mix Davin, a piece of aural heaven!
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