Use Your Illusion Mix- July 2013

Summer is truly here and, as I look forward to the Illusion all day party at The Birdcage, I thought I’d put together a short mix of summer sounds. A collection of house, deep and tech feelgood old favourites and new releases. Hope you all enjoy it here!

Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – Verve Records

P-Mayer – Lost Soul (Original Mix) – UM Records

The Cube Guys – Apache (Original Mix) – Almibar

Dario Nunez, Montxo – Wordy Rappinghood (2k13 Mix) – Soleado Recordings

Federico Scavo – Funky Nassau (Original Mix) – d:vision

Luca Cassani – Gluttony (Original Mix) – Starside Records

Ruben F – Music Set Me Free (Original Mix) – UM Records

Sidney Charles – Soul Station (Original Mix) – Off Recordings

Yoshitaca – Dry Coop (Original Mix) – Gastspiel Records

Stefano Noferini – The End (Club Mix) – Spinnin Records

Giom – Together (Original Mix) – Amenti Music

Alix Alvarez – Treat Me (Original Mix) – Ovum Recordings

Sebb Aston – Milkshake (Original Mix) – Blue Orb Records

Ross Evans – Resonate (Original Mix) – Noir Music

Groove Terrierism- Deep Beats at The City Cafe

The wonderfully excellent Red Dog Music is throwing what is sure to be a wonderfully excellent night of tunes at the equally wonderfully excellent City Cafe in Edinburgh, from 7pm on Thursday 18th April. Full line up TBC, but I’ll be there spinning some deep grooves.

Get this one in your diary folks!

Red Dog Music presents Groove Terrierism

Where- The City Cafe, 19 Blair Street, Edinburgh

When- 7pm-12.30am, Thursday 18th April

Entry- Free

More details will undoubtedly follow!

SoundToys Little Microshift- Free plugin code here

We all like free plugins, and now there’s another (for a limited time) from Soundtoys. On of the little quirks of this offer is that you need to scour the web for a redeem code, but good news! I have a code here: 234-1740-589 go forth and register!

From Soundtoys:

“Little MicroShift is three classic versions of the widening/spacial effect of micro pitch-shifting in one super easy to use plug-in , and it’s totally free (for a limited time).

Plus by sharing with your friends, you also get a chance to win a classic piece of gear that featured some of the early classic micro pitch-shifting sounds that inspired this plug-in: An original Eventide H3000 D/SE autographed by two of the original designers (that just so happen to work at SoundToys).

The top runners up will also get prizes like free SoundToys bundles, plug-ins, free upgrades to MicroShift™, and cool SoundToys swag.

Don’t have a code yet? Check the audio forums, check FaceBook, check everywhere ’cause that code gets you the free plug-in and gets you your own sharing code. Then you can give yours to all your friends and they can get it for free, too. Plus, each person you sign up with your code, gets you closer to earning more free stuff. Free bundles, t-shirts and upgrades to MicroShift (more details coming soon) and, of course the truly cool classic hardware autographed H3000 D/SE, valued at billions of dollars (assuming our autographs are fetching what we think.)

NOTE: In order to be entered in the contest, you must meet the following criteria:

• You have an iLok USB key and active iLok.com account
• You have an active SoundToys.com account.
• Must be entered before March 29th when the promotion ends.”

So, grab your Little Microshift Code and be merry!

Four Nights of Late Night Sounds

The plan:

“They say that deadlines focus the mind; foster creativity. Well, let’s see. I get home from work after 7, eat, do the chores that need doing, then it’s time for music. At 6.00 am the next morning, the alarm goes off and we start again.

For four nights in March 2013, I will try to start and finish a song each night and compile it as an EP. I might use this opportunity to head out of my usual style a bit, but there are sure to be some deeper grooves in there somewhere.

So, a few nights of little sleep, but hopefully four completed tracks, but expect some rough edges; let’s say that those are caused by all the soul. Catch you on the flip side…”

Two days into things so far, and two tracks up on Amazing Tunes, two more to go and still just about awake…

Looking for singer/poet/MC/chanteuse

After really enjoying my -albeit brief- live set of more jazzy, downtempo, beat-poetry electronica this week, I’d like to spend some more time with this style and get a project underway. If you are or know anyone in the Edinburgh area who has something to say and can say it in a cool and hip-cat way and you think Monday’s sound has potential, get in touch through Facebook or Twitter. It would be nice to get a few regular gigs going…

Live downtempo set at The Skylark

I’ve missed playing live live. I love playing dj sets, but sometimes I’ve missed playing a bit more free and easy. So, I chanced a recent open mic night at The Skylark, a fantastic cafe/bar, recently and played (almost, there has been a bit of editing and a new intro- forgot to record the real one) this downtempo, trip hop-inspired set with some great beat poetry from the masters over the top of it.

Stick it on in the background late one night get your feet up with your drink of choice and I hope you enjoy. I think I might spend a bit more time on this style of music in the future and try and structure the next set with a few more actual ‘songs’. We’ll see how it goes…

Grassmarket Jazz Release: Preview Stream

Release on Deep Nota exclusively on Traxsource on the 11th January, general release on the 25th.

Grassmarket Jazz- New Deep House EP Release on Deep Nota

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“Fynn Callum’s latest release on Deep Nota maintains his reputation for jazz-infused deep house grooves. These two tracks are at that perfect foot-tapping and head-nodding tempo that fits that late-night bar vibe, keeping the hipsters and the jazzers happy.

In the opening track, Grassmarket Jazz, floating electric piano chords provide the foundation for the jazz guitar and horn section, with that old-school jazz sound remembered with those familiar upright bass sounds. The second track, Decision Waiting, takes things a little bit more late-night, driven by a growling house-organ bass and a heavier groove, tempered by a delicious soulful vocal and smooth trumpet line.

This latest release from Edinburgh’s Fynn Callum takes us back to the soulful, jazzy roots of deep house.”

Grassmarket Jazz is released exclusively on Traxsource on 11th January 2013 and is on general release on your outlet of choice from January the 25th.

Playedoh Records Label Showcase – 21st December 2012

Thanks to the wonderful folks of Playedoh and the fantastic crowd of Dunstable, here are some of the highlights from last week’s night out!

Playedoh Records Label Showcase, Bar Chameleon December 2012- Tracklist

Thanks again to all at Playedoh Records and Bar Chameleon for a great night last Friday; and a huge shout to all the people of Dunstable who made it such a great night!

Miles Away (Original Mix) – Linkwood Family – Firecracker

Together (Original Mix) – Giom – Amenti Music

Tell Me (Instrumental) – Andre Crom – Freerange Records

No Sympathy (Original Mix) – Maya Jane Coles – Elite Records

Can Get Witcha (Original Mix) – Dimitry Liss – Eyepatch Recordings

Moruno (Original Mix) – Amyi – Deep Nota

In The City (Original Mix) – Andre Crom, Martin Dawson – Off

Knee Deep in Louise (Shadow Child Remix) – Hot Since 82 – Moda Black

Vampires (Afrolicious and Rob Garza Remix) – Thievery Corporation – ESL Music

Rhythm Turns Me On (Craig Stewart Remix) – Steve K, Yogi (Random Soul) – Universe Media

Frutas Y Leche (Original Mix) – Victor Polo – 808 Recordings

Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix) – Nick Curly – Defected

NYC Sunset (CRAM Remix) – Jonny Bee – UM Records

I Never Knew feat. Matthew Yates – Andy Soul – Kula Records

Funking (Original Mix) – Gion – Minimo Records

Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Dub) – Cloud 9 – Toolroom Records

Dharbour (Original Mix) – Animal Picnic – Delicious Recordings

Carnival (Original Mix) – Microphunk – Deeper Shades Recordings

C.U. (Original Mix) – Subsonic Park – Elux Records

Release Yourself – Original Mix – Evren Ulusoy – Kote Records

Chip Chip (Original Mix) – Superlounge, Alex Niggemann – Strictly Chosen

Cicadas (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – Tom Middleton – Lo:Rise


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