I mixed this 'live' for my 42nd birthday. I wanted to create a feeling of nostalgia and mixing a more ‘house-music’ style of tracks put together for fun rather than a big serious soundscape like my usual fare. Lots of these tracks are from Years ago and the entire mix spans pretty much from 1991-2020. It’s not a retrospective of house music but I did want to include a few classics and include some good old hands in the air piano tracks that do it for me and capture that sense of care-free happiness from the early 1990’s. Who doesn’t love a piano track right? I grew up listening to hardcore, jungle, intelligent drum and bass, house and then mainly progressive house – I always loved the different sounds being produced by each genre and i feel today the melting pot of electronic music has them all fused neatly together. I hope more than anything this mix brings a smile and that you as the listener can nod your head to a good few of these tracks and I take you back to your very own feelings of love and nostalgia. Enjoy. DJ
CD2, ‘Space’ is a full-on Science Fiction Progressive house mix. One of my all-time favourite intellects is Carl Sagan, with a voice so rich and deep, I felt it was perfect for this album. Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ excerpt amongst other interview snippets accompanies you in flight. Watch out too for my own Stephen Hawking and Nasa samples layered under and over some of the stunning tracks I have compiled over the years from some well-known and little-known artists. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this and Guest Mix. I sincerely hope you enjoy what I believe is a very unique and personal journey through my audio/visual soundscape. You’re about to press play on a very different journey. It’s an audio story about Humans and where we are as a species in 2020. We live on a dying planet, yet we can’t leave for another. We have more technology and information than ever before but we’re still not acting quickly enough to save it.
CD1 ‘Earth’, layers Earths Hertz frequency to create instant calm and comfort for the listener. The Earth behaves like a gigantic electric circuit. Its electromagnetic field surrounds and protects all living things with a natural frequency pulsation of 7.83 hertz on average — the so-called “Schumann resonance,” named after physicist Dr. Winfried Otto Schumann, who predicted it mathematically in 1952. I hope you like it. Ethnic Prayer and ancient chants rub shoulders with the ’Voder’, Alan Watts and Carl Sagan whilst heavenly vocals fuse with crystal clear cinematic Sci-fi tracks in order to transport you from earth to space. You’re about to press play on a very different journey. It’s an audio story about Humans and where we are as a species in 2020. We live on a dying planet, yet we can’t leave for another. We have more technology and information than ever before but we’re still not acting quickly enough to save it. My travels around the world, thoughts, ideas and research have all been a subconscious preparation for this mix. It combines many of my ponderings and endless late nights spent going through YouTube watching old interviews and oddities about humans, our psyche and our relationship with Earth & Space. I have read many interesting books on many different topics but the common theme has been understanding human psychology. How to expand it, explore it and make it more positive. It’s only in the last 4 years that I started mixing and creating again, returning to music as a source of creative release and positive escapism. I also have a huge passion for film, which I studied at University where I found particular interest in fusing sound and vision to disorientate the viewer and make them second guess what they were seeing and hearing. I’m combining all these interests for this concept album. The mix is therefore different than many of my other mixes. It contains some very personal tracks on both CD’s and my original edits and samples. Both mixes were recorded live in one take on 4 decks.
If you weren't already washing your hands - you'll have to after this dirty little mix. CANDY back on form with a twisted little journey through the murky layers of tech house, prog and melodic techno. From the first beat, CANDY spins you into a vortex of deep textures and mysterious beats building, teasing and pushing on. When a tracklist contains so many tracks that the other residents haven't heard of, you know you are in for a treat. However or wherever you play this mix - turn it up and lockdown!
This is a mix inspired by the music of Stranger Things series. Showcasing synth-filled beats and soundscapes made by underground artists from around the world as well as some of my favourite local, Australian talents such as Nach, Matter and FunkForm.
Due to the obvious complications Covid-19 is causing around the world, we're all having to dedicate more time to our work and family life and do unexpected things. However, Stevie has delved into his archive of treasures and has shared an amazing mix (one of his recent saves) with us all so transmission continues while many may be at home. The tracklist on this mix reads like a perfect set and Stevie never disappoints. Whether you are in isolation or not you're not alone.... - Stevie Reid is taking care of you. Tune in, turn on and trip out.
The month’s mix is a little more peak-time. Locked into 123 bpm and we kick off with some strong solid sounds from the off. There’s a delicate sprinkling of vocals weaved into the mix early doors too, I love to place vocal tracks in amongst the thick of it all to engage the listener on an extra level. My usual hypnotic grooves layer up as the first half of the mix opens up into a vortex of swirling rhythms and atmospherics. I wanted to create different energy levels throughout the 2 hours, using the magical recipe of shifting keys, just at the right time, and tracks where the percussion changes the pace of the journey without changing the BPM. This is probably as close to a mix I’d play in a club for a headline set, which should give you some idea of my intent here. I hope you get completely lost in my music maze. Enjoy. DJ
As ever QUiNTESSON is back with another a superb collection of underground deep progressive music beauty weaved together to create a tripped-out international journey. Sounds from his native Australia help to set the scene with luscious grooves and soft synths that bubble and shimmer along. As the mix builds to around 50 mins in it’s time to take a detour around the sights and sounds of South Asia courtesy of some extremely talented Sri Lankans. QUiNTESSON’s sound is ever-evolving, maturing and moving into new areas. So load the mix up and take a 2 hour trip to the other side of the world.
If there's one thing you are guaranteed with CANDY's mixes, it's music you'll have never heard before. Her latest mix retains her theme of mysterious melody, dark grooves and infectious rhythms from all corners of electronic music. One glance at her tracklist intrigues and educates at the same time. Take a deep breath, relax and step into a world that's beautiful and surprising in equal measure. Dark tech sounds dance and play with organic percussion whilst ethnic voices chant and beckon you further into unfamiliar territory. Stay with it though as warm swathes of sunlight come in the form of playful synths akin to that found in sci-fi movies and the darkest of backroom dance floors. Enjoy, but of course, you will.
Out of the ether and into the magical woods we go. Imagine CD1 with beats and you have CD2. Alan leads us into the gloriously familiar progressive territory for a perfectly controlled soundscape of warm synths, bubbling beats and dancing percussion. Alan is in total control. As Lexicon Avenue once asked - 'Do you know why you are here?' You can only reply that 'This is why you're here'. Let go and drift.
We're starting this year's Guest DJ Mix Series not so much with a bang but with a cinematic soundtrack that captures the very essence of allowing a DJ to explore their own mind and take us with them. Alan's musical depth and understanding is in full swing here and whilst listening to the warm ethereal strings and keys that echo in and out throughout this 60 min mix - it's clear to see why he was asked to join us again for the 2 CD/mix format so popular with listeners and Dj's alike. Sit back, find a space or take a long walk somewhere special and let Alan lead you off into the audio wilderness.
This month's outing gets straight down to business. We start as we mean to go on with a solid groove and melody. Stevie's tight grip of the controls never fails to steer us through deep progressive house that shimmers and teasers as the mix motors towards Dimitry Molosh's Bloom via the unstoppable Th;en Remix. We then plunge in the vortex that is Adventure Tale - Consciousness; the second fist-pump moment of the mix. Highlights almost certainly include Andrea Cassino's - De Los Alpes A Los Andes (Robert R. Hardy Remix) & Depeche Mode - I Feel Loved (Fur Coat Remix). A special treat at the end from the vaults too from Hybrid! The entire mix is a crystal clear audio soundscape of what most people adore about the Progressive genre. Stevie's pace and track selection takes us through peaks and troughs of sonic emotions and you find yourself in a peaceful state of mind, whilst your foot taps away and your mind floats off. Its the type of mix that leaves you feeling eager to find another 2 hours and play it again, all to yourself louder and louder each time. The Flying Scotsman has done it again, climb aboard and enjoy a first-class journey.
Let me take you on a journey. The end of the earth is upon us. Pretty soon it will all turn to dust. The lungs of the earth are gone, the oceans purged and the heat from the sun too hot for any vegetation to grow to sustain life. It’s time to leave earth. A top-secret space travel project has been underway for years in Nevada and I was instructed to create a soundtrack for an imminent voyage. Interstellar plans have been co-ordinated for a small solar system not unlike ours. We should be able to reach it using light speed in just 2 hours. We must set up a new colony and start afresh; learning from the mistakes we’ve made. I have uploaded the inflight soundtrack to the ship's mainframe computer HAL 9000. I have also coded in Asimov’s 3 robotic laws so you feel safe whilst you are in deep status REM. Whilst you will have no real-time experience of the flight; the soundtrack contains a collection of ethnic prayers, Earth’s original Hz frequencies and chakra lullaby’s to aid restful, calm deep sleep. Space flight is dangerous and although our calculations ensure that we’ll be successful, I must stress, there will be asteroid belts, black holes and wormholes that undoubtedly will cross our trajectory and present challenges. HAL 9000 will be there to guide us on our mission. Our pilots have strict instructions to stay on course no matter what. HAL knows this and will keep us safe. Remember Asimov laws state Robots will keep us safe from harm; their primary objective is programmed to sustain human life at all costs. Good luck, I’ll see you on Earth 2.1. DJ.
It's not often a DJ surprises you with every mix they put out but QUiNTESSON does. And he does it consistently. If you were to find a quiet spot somewhere, wherever you like, on your own and press play on this mix, you'll be transported away to a wonderland of carefully crafted musical magic. Known primarily for his raw, harder-edged, but equally musical style; this mix takes a different path. From the off, we venture into sparse sounds and onto a beautiful and relevant new remix of Massive Attack's - 'Teardrop' courtesy of Luis Junior's Remix. As the last notes of Teardrop echo out, we gently move into the rhythm with Andre Sobota's 'New Seeds' with Jimmy Van M on remix duties. You barely notice the movements of the mix guiding you further into a spellbinding selection of expansive tracks. A personal favourite is track 9, Ivan Stabile - 'All the Way Down', imply magic as it builds emotion and energy. He's done it again. Transportation into another world and back in just 60 mins. Breathtaking and a new Resident series classic. Danny Jarvis Progressive House UK
Hold on to your hat, there's a new girl in town for 2020. This week's mix comes from a revived and rested CANDY and it's tough, techy prog and techno at it's finest. Solid groove is served from the off with low slung tracks from DP-6 & Gab Rhome and Kora (CA) gliding into each other. As the pace whips up and the tracks start to galvanise into a seamless wall of sound that doesn't let up. Just as you're coming up for air, Soul Button's - 'Come to me' grabs you back and pulls you down to the murky depths. Once on the bottom, St Vincent's 'Masseduction' spins you around for a safe return to the surface. Over 60 mins of a brand new DJ with the soul & mind of a well-travelled and seasoned dance floor professional. Enjoy.
Ladies & Gentlemen – we proudly present our newest member of the resident team – Stevie Reid. Stevie is no stranger to the underground scene and winning our competition was but one of the many online accolades he possesses for his outstanding mixes. Picked out by none other than Quivver for his mix competition entry Stevie has made waves ever since with his consistently tight mixing and thoughtful track selections. His debut for a mix for PHUK glitters with all the elements we’ve come to love about his take on Progressive House. Changes in tempo, mood and flow, tease the listener through a sonic journey whilst always remaining original and unique to his style. Quality from start to finish, so much so you’ll play it again immediately.
Happy new year to everyone. As part of a team of residents who complement each other superbly, we also have very different approaches to our mixes and like any individuals have varying influences which come through in our craft. That said, this creates a wonderful opportunity to venture into other realms of house. I began listening to house music at a very early age thanks to an older brother into the early Acid House Scene. As such my influences are varied but there’s always an ‘old skool’ sound that you’ll subtly hear coming through in my music. The ingredients of a good mix, for me, have never changed but you’ll never hear me playing track after track of obvious peak time tracks or ‘hits' of the moment that typify a trend. Instead, I look to hook listeners into warm grooves and hypnotic vibes that melt and flow into tracks without losing the overall thread of the journey I’m creating. I hope you have an unexpected trip into nostalgia as glide you through 60 mins of atmospheric house music. Peace & Love DJ
Happy New Year! I'm kicking off 2020, with a powerful little mix with some eclectic, percussive sounds and ethnic overtones. Tracks by Brian Cid, NekliFF, Marc DePulse, Jenia Tarsol and Jelly For The Babies. Recommendation: Find yourself a decent sound system and play this loud! Oh and a 1000 points to you if you can guess what languages are featured in the mix - be sure to drop your guesses in the comments.