This is my 90 minute afternoon dj set at the berlin fashion week / premium on july 10th this year for the lovely people of “atmo select”: it was a sunny afternoon, i deejayed outside and it felt like the perfect moment for a chilled daytime disco dj set for lazy dancing, combining old and new tracks, edits, and more,… so i simply recorded the moment. Enjoy and share if you like!
1. TOM MISCH – memory
2. TONY JOE WHITE – thing about you babe (Psychemagik edit)
3. CHEROKEE – teenage fantasy
4. LIANNA LA HAVAS – unstoppable (FKJ rmx)
5. YOSHINORI SUNAHARA – love beat
6. SEBASTIEN TELLIER – comment revoir oursinet? (Cesare rmx)
7. LEISURE – got it bad
8. LAID BACK – fly away (Poolside edit)
9. HAYDEN JAMES – permission to love
10. FALCON PUNCH – donald’s bird
11. WHAM! – blue, armed with love (DJ „S“ bootleg bonus beat extended rmx)
12. MOULLINEX – take a chance (Satin Jackets rmx)
13. FALCON PUNCH – silky
14. LEONARD COHEN – nevermind / true detective 2 (Pillowtalk rerub)
15. TASTE NASA – time goes by
16. ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI – i might survive (Andras Fox dub)
17. DAFT PUNK – something about us (Cherokee rmx)
18. BOB JAMES vs ROYKSOPP – i’ll be eple (HAUGLI edit)
19. JAMIE XX vs IDRIS MUHAMMAD – loud places (Theatre of Delays rmx)
Lisbon-born Lino Rodrigues a.k.a ALKALINO has found it’s home in Munich some years ago and it looks like “the sound of munich” has not left him untouched! He started sharing very well produced Disco Edits way before the flood of mediocre, uninspired shit of today went down on us via soundcloud. For some time now he keeps up the same quality with his own productions, that always aim for a good dancefloor, but never miss out on elegance and sophistication. HDYA? has the honor to premiere his new track “Rated X” today, a Italo-influenced modern disco groover, which will be out on new label Bonanza Records from L.A. (with another track called “Bug Slack”) in November, backed by a package of remixes by Severino (Horse Meat Disco/Hot Creations) and HandZoff (aka Glovibes). Enjoy!
What a weekend. I am going to Melt! Festival for such a long time now, and i played every year except one. But I still never know what is going to happen. This time i played two sets at the new great BLOCK PARTY STAGE, which is definitely the new place to be if you are looking for those special moments besides the big stages. First set was a very relaxed, nice and easy saturday afternoon sunshine set fom 3-6 pm with that Too Slow To Disco sound. And then there was the saturday night set from 2 – 4am, which must go down in (my) history as one of the most memorable sets I ever had the honor to play at MELT FESTIVAL (and there were many very special ones). As you can maybe see in the photos, it was packed and there was a really special vibe of smiling faces and togetherness, that is (i guess) exactly what we all look for, if we go out. I played a set of new and old „Disco-Music“ (slow and a bit faster), mainly edits, but it was great to see that people of every age totally got that soulful, warm Club-Disco-Pop sound, that I am trying to spread since I started deejaying ages ago. Todd Terje, ROOSEVELT, Ned Doheny, The Reflex and Nile Rodgers, you are now officially one family! Thanks so much for having me, and taking care of me like „5star chefs“: Jörg Kühnel , olli, Martin Lippert, Hade and all you other nice and lovely Melt/Intro/Sneakerfreaker – people! I will be back! Next time let’s do another dancefloor in the back of the dj for melt and Intro people only! (sorry for hacking your instagrams and stealing all your fotos: Testspiel.de, Dana, martin, Hade, Jörg….)
check out loads of fotos from the weekend here: melt fotos
So we are all watching season 2 of TRUE DETECTIVE. I must say, it is simply impossible to not fall for the opening credits. The visuals (just like in season 1) are amazing in itself, but the music fits so perfectly! It is a track called “Nevermind”, which is by Leonard Cohen. So no surprise, that San Francisco’s mellow magicians PILLOWTALK just shared this edit they did for that song. As did BEN GOMORI, whose edit is more electronic-house friendly. Check out for yourself. Both are FREE DOWNLOADS, Thanks a lot, amigos!
A FB-friend of mine recommended MARKER STARLING’s new album to me some time ago and I have to say, it is by far my favorite LP this year. It’s an interesting story, because he is one of those anti-stars, that do what they want fro some time now, and mostly do that weird music without anybody noticing. But for his last album (there are a lot before under different names) Chris A. Cummings gathered a small orchestra and band and it is such a beautiful, mellow, unique, weird album delivered with so much SOUL and LOVE, I just can’t stop listening to it. Reminds me of LAMBCHOP (Nixon – era) mixed with STEELY DAN… Here are two tracks, but go to his bandcamp-page (link below) and listen to the full package. This is one of THOSE rare albums you shouldn’t miss! (In case you might think you heard that voice before, he sings on 4 tracks on the more than excellent VON SPAR album “Streetlife” from 2014.