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This week's mix is a slightly extended version of my set at Northern Texture, Klute Durham on 16th October 2021. There are 30 mins extra weaved in to give a longer build in the first hour before we head deep into the massive sounds that captured the club last week. I'll be back there 20th November with a brand new set, just as big and just as chock full of energy and emotion.
The whole reason we wanted to set up the Resident mix and have really, really talented underground DJ's play is evidenced in this mix by Lee. From the very first moment Rufus' vocal starts you just know you are in for an absolute treat. It's a sensual, smooth, enchanting melody and groove from then on as Davi's warm strings melt your heart and the female vocal stirs your emotions. Lee's not stopping there though, it full on floating late-night vibes through a Tale & Tone label back to back - perfectly weighted and delivered. Just wait for Bjork's 'Tabula Rasa' courtesy of Antrim & Artfaq on the remix. Does anyone not like a Bjork remix? The warm house grooves resume through a wonderful Chus & Ceballos & Dennis Cruz track laden with percussion and purpose before terminating into a slice of sonic tech edged groove by Dim Kelly. I just know you are going to press play straight away. Why? Because I did! DJ
'And he's back! Fresh from his recent Progress: On gig, McMo takes us off in a more gentle direction for home listening. Away from the maddening crowds and his 'club' sound, here Tom nestles into warm and delicate melodic tracks accented by beautiful vocal tracks - perfect as the Autumn nights draw in and the street lights return to light our way home once again. Highlights from faves like Tim Green melt into lesser-known artists like Valer den Bit and Pandhora without any loss in quality or direction. '1001 Nights' steers us momentarily into middle eastern instrumentation and back again to more familiar strings and piano. There's a global sound here as we move in and around different cultural rhythms and beat structures. No matter where you hail from you'll feel comfortable. One thing is for sure, wherever or whenever you listen to this mix, day or night, home or away, far or near, inside or out, McMo provides the warm blanket across the shoulders, right on cue, just when you need it.' Danny Jarvis
Over the moon to have been the focus of the latest DJs Inbox feature. Big thanks to Mark Kovach for the kind words and asking me to provide a mix. Full article here & mix link below: https://www.djs-inbox.com/featured-dj-danny-jarvis/
Much like the Mona Lisa, the enigmatic duo, DEFCON, are a multi-layered phenomenon and their latest creative offering doesn’t disappoint. Straight out of the gates with a rocket is an ingenious mix of three breakbeat head-melters - James Shinra’s ‘Gritti’, Aloka’s ‘Concave’ and Drexell’s ‘Seven’. Deep, dark and scary, you’d better check nan’s strapped down as this musical mash-up is taking no prisoners. Now firmly in orbit, ‘District Battle’ by Creasol and ‘Random Alias’ by Automat maintain cruising speed. We’re only 14 mins in and on the fifth track - this is mixing at its finest. Next up is PRZ’s ‘The Zone’, an apt title for where DEFCON are at, a breakbeat masterpiece that segues beautifully into techno with Rene Wise’s ‘Pleasure Note’ and R3NY’s ‘Beview’ taking up the batton – *goosebumps. Rondell Adams’s ‘Shakedown’ puts the 303 to good use and we find ourselves in the realms of minimalist, experimental techno reminiscent of its earliest days. Confidential Recipe’s ‘See You’ is a gentler reprise, but we’re not getting away from the madness so easily, with a devilish chorus of voices and the repeated, ‘I can see you’, there’s nowhere to hide. When the Mona Lisa was subjected to various forms of scientific analysis, it was discovered that Da Vinci had started with the skeleton, then painted muscle and sinew, and layer by layer produced what we see today. With Sen-sei & Jesse Brook’s ‘Sunshine’, a new layer of music manifests - deep house. The mixing intensity hasn’t stopped though and before you know it you’re smiling (if not lol’ing) at the voiceover sample in Lauhaus’ ‘Mel Gibson’. Maybe Mel Gibson likes big butts too, but the poem is by Charles Bukowski and called, ‘Girl on the Escalator’. We’re in funkier realms now and Loht Vostok’s ‘Sunshine Diamond’ gives us an effervescent dose of groove, spilling over into Cinthie’s ‘803 The Meme Queen’ and Cygnus’ ‘Cycario’. Coming to the end, true to form, another layer of music is revealed and we have some tech-house with Loht Vostok sampling dance music’s favourite guru, Alan Watts, in ‘Watts’. Finishing off, DEFCON leave us searching for more with the final track by Nebulae, ‘The Seeker’. With 17 tracks in an hour, this is a mixing masterclass that few can achieve. Sheer brilliance. (McMo)
A round-up of some of my faves from the month and tracks that didn't get played earlier in the month.
In preparation for my upcoming monthly residency and some other gigs, it was time to dust off some powerhouse tracks. Expect some quick moves through the gears into big tracks. The melodic techno section has some huge tracks out right night now but also some gems from 2018 I haven't played in a while - hold on tight!
Big Session full of peak time tracks as I prepare to gear up for my next wave of gigs - some Progressive House Classics at the end too! Never forget your roots and the hedonism you experienced. Some tracks evoke such emotion and nostalgia - they simply must be played! Join me for ‘Lost In’ Livestream every Thursday 19:30-21:30 HRS (UK) 20:30-22:30 CET. https://www.mixcloud.com/dannyjarvis/ Deep House to Melodic Techno & everything in between. Music with real emotion & energy combined with flawless creative mixing.
Lost In Thursday Livestream: 19:30-21:30 HRS (London,UK) https://www.mixcloud.com/dannyjarvis/ The Lost In weekly session is every week. Join myself and the Lost In community for the only weekend warm-up you can't miss.
Dave steps up to the decks again to take us through a retrospective of house - expect early renaissance classics and some rare treats!
Lost In August aka Lost In Will - One of the original supporters and members of Lost In. From day one Will Smith has tuned in and been a huge part of the Lost In community. It's time to celebrate his birthday in style. Lost In 'Will' is a ball of energy that grows and grows - hold tight and join us for another birthday party!
I've missed out on playing a large scale festival in August due to it being cancelled. I won't be at the next House Of Barefoot festival either due to family commitments but I had prepared this set in advance. I wanted to create a mix that I would ideally play from 8pm-10pm - as the sun fades and the lights come up over the crowd. The idea is to cast a hypnotic spell over the festival of warm soothing vibrations and melodic electronic groove. Let's see if you the listener can close your eyes and imagine this with me. Lost In Festivals - Sunglasses optional, hands in the air mandatory! Join me every Thursday for Lost In Livestreams 19:30-21:30 (UK Time) https://www.mixcloud.com/dannyjarvis/
As the title suggests it’s likely we’re in for some more familiar nocturnal frequencies and we’re ready and willing. The opening track would lead you to believe we’re in for another sumptuous trek into the realms of chillout but Denis J’s ‘Nomad lullaby’ has other ideas. The perfect pace of the beat when it kicks in (I believe around 124-125bpm) signals big Phil is taking us into the night and for a special experience. Quick, clean mixing through tracks one and two adds instant depth and shimmering progressive house sounds into the fray and we’re undoubtedly off. Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan ‘Light Waves’ transitions in and delivers acid fused, twinkling future disco grooves setting up for another change of pace for ‘Teenage Wasteland’ an expansive sci-fi fusion of warm synths, busy rhythms and a purposeful bassline. Prog meets Melodic techno in the middle without ever losing the depth the mix is creating all the time. Cinematic elements reign in the middle with the massive and euphoric ‘Her Entrance’ courtesy of Innellea's Interstellar Remix. This is a massive moment of the mix but wait - Marc DePulse’s throbbing electro fused ‘Rapante’ is next. WOW. Phil’s goal from thereon in is to take us through his unique world of pounding kick drums and pixie-infused vocals – a particular highlight for me is Royksopp’s ‘What Else Is There?’ (ARTBAT Remix) a well-considered and perfectly executed update on the classic from 2005. And what better way to end than on an undoubted (DJ uniting) modern-day classic - BOg, GHEIST ‘Venere’ via Fideles’ perfect remix. This is a wonderful double album, exactly on brief, fitting into the back category beautifully. It’s full of experience of music from all genres and sown together with integrity, passion and love. This mix will stand the test of time and rightly so.
After a short break the infamous underground double mix series is back. Progress On aficionado Phil Littledyke follows his brother in rhythm Alan Ruddick in taking up the challenge of creating us a 2 ‘CD’ concept mix. For those with full memories, we invite underground DJs to work on any theme they like and produce two mixes each 60 mins in length. Phil went away and started work on something by his own admission would be something very different from his norm that he could get his teeth into. And here it is. ‘Lamplight’ and Strobelight’. Every DJ approaches his work differently and we approach DJ’s who fall loosely under the ‘Progressive’ umbrella. We’d like to think progressive means forward thinking and open minded. This spirit and ethos enables a DJ to open his heart, delve into his archive and pull tracks or influences in to make something they can be proud of. ‘Lamplight’ as equally at home accompanied by a glass of wine in the warm evening sun as it is by a hot chocolate in front of the fire. Orchestral arrangements are often underused in electronic music and when used correctly ignite the senses and make for something beautiful and timeless. Phil’s guidance through the first section of the mix leads you into a luxurious and almost classic Café Del Mar experience. Weaving happily from film score to electronica, downtempo to standout chillout classics, the heartfelt and precise track selection is strong evidence that big Phil likes to chill and knows how to do it in style. Grab your favourite tipple and recline.
Francisco's mix this month is just out of this world. With an intricate start worthy of any Global Underground or Renaissance Mix CD comp, the quality button is jammed in and staying stuck on the dashboard. Breaks lead into lush waves of deep melodic house and build through the layers and textures. This mix is all about surrendering into deep progressive hypnosis - is there any better way to spend 2 hours? Do not operate heavy machinery and only listen when safe to do so - this is not the same as sleep - but there will be changes - let go and breathe deeply and let go! DJ
Who needs Headliners Mix! This month is an out and out Progressive House set. It builds and builds and lets loose.3 Hours of atmospheric wonder.
Stevie is back this month with another killer mix. The Scottish progressive powerhouse has delivered a stunning peak time set this month, with some really tasty treats from the big guns like Kamilo Sanclemente and Mike Griego - check the tracklist but only after pressing play! Enjoy!
Open those curtains wide, Lee Scott on form like this will do you right! Sunscreen at the ready because here is the Sunshine. A sumptuous, gentle and intelligent mix this month might just be the very thing you need to brighten up your day/week/month. I've given this 3 goes and it's put a smile on my face each time. A perfect head massage from the off, the tracklist is simply delightful, there are several sections you could just dwell in forever. Simon Vuarambon's 'Lazo's' into one of my favourite producers Jiminy Hop with his wonderful 'Verona' on Kiksuya Records. There's depth too though from Petro Ocin and Rampa just to keep you locked in the groove. Solid stuff from Lee and great to see his lighter side - G&T anyone? DJ
'There are 13 tracks in reference to the awful luck I've had with my elbow this last month. I also found a great deep house track called, 'Elbow' which I think I've managed to slip in amongst the prog without ruffling too many feathers. I only realised until I'd put the mix together that the following track is called, 'Inversion'! Like, my elbow 'inverted' when I broke it lol. Is this my unconscious playing with me! 'Out of Reach' as the first track is another perfect title for my experiences with my arm this month lol. It's a high-energy mix despite its influences - you can't let the bastards get you down! Hope you enjoy! Bionic McMo.'
With the House Of Barefoot Fresh in my mind, I wanted to provide a different mix from my back cat. Hang on for a ride! We're going back to a mix I made back in 2009. I've always loved clashing genres together and always believed good music belongs together regardless of the 'genre' classification it's been given. This mix typifies that ethos - starting with cool, laid back spacey grooves and building gradually to the energy-laden peak time heavier tracks towards the end - It's quite a journey as the mixes original title 'No Stone Left Unturned' suggests! Enjoy! DJ
Enter the mind of Francisco Ludueña! This is a deep multi-textured mix with some truly outstanding mixing throughout. This is South American talent on full display here. From the first haunting track by George X 'mysterious love' to the last mysterious ID-ID there is a depth of sound, moving, pulsing and throbbing throughout. It's a true delight for progressive house fans. Francisco has opted for the shorter condensed mix this month and like the other residents, he's crafted a beauty that you just want to instantley replay. Only 12 mins in and you are thrown in the air with the wonderful Martin Roth Stranger Remix of Michael, Levan & Stiven Rivic's 'Inborn Voices' on Kunai Records before being plunged into the depths of Izzet's 'Farsi'. It's a DEFCON esq tech-infused progressive growler that takes no prisoners. Light is thrown in from Roman Kandal and Disalazarand Hraach around the midpoint accented by Jimny Hop's remix of 'Try' - sublime! Bachir Salloum - Of Time And Space (Weird Sounding Dude Remix) on Juicebox Music brings the head down marching music back into play to guide us home complemented by a nice 'bounce' from another Roman Kandel track before transitioning into a more chilled vibe for the last track. This is stunning stuff - There's no refuting why Francisco is making waves not only for us but around the globe! Amazing Mix - De nuevo - ¡empieza a escuchar ahora! DJ
Electronicat show 019 with Pick of the week guest Bean Cuenca.
Stevie Reid rising like a Pheonix from the flames with this week's resident mix. All the PHUK residents have been raising the bar each time they take to the decks this year, pricking the ears of listeners and DJ's alike. This is Mr Reid's fire breathing May entry. From the word go there is pace and purpose. Crystal clear metallic groove reigns out from Anima before the floor literally drops out with a monster bassline change as Artfaq's 'Perth Fly' on Sudbeat moves underneath and lays down a low-end groove topped with bent out of shape melody and bright driving high hat. Stevie expands the depth and textures moving confidently through Alex O'Rion and Chris Cargo remixes before delivering a back to back Simos Tagias medley of spaced out progressive landscapes and we're only 35 Mins in folks! One of Stevie's strengths is keeping the pace manageable and Simply City's remix of Astrona into Kasper Koman's excellent chunk-tronic 'Rocking Boat' does just that, a little interlude before moving the throttle again. Whamo! Ivanshee! Glittering progressive tech, squelching and expanding in all directions whilst never losing melody, this is it, right here hitting the spot for everyone. The beauty here is that these tracks sound so new but they're from the Reid archives and that's another super strength to Stevie's armour - unleashing records you haven't heard before or forgot existed in the disposable new world we live in. It's a smooth glide down to the end of the mix with what feels like a slower thumper by way of Kasey Taylor & Karl Pilbrow – Amber Skies [Sudbeat] but the steady 122 bpm has been the same throughout. James Zabiela's remix brings a sophisticated end to the mix, sticking with what can perhaps be described as 'tech edged' prog. It's a stellar mix again and although we've come to expect nothing less - Stevie is reassuringly consistent - there's something about this mix that I think will have people on the rewind! Wizard mix Stevie. DJ
Nick Rodger with Electronicat show 018; Pick of the Week from Andrew Pickles.
Predictably unpredictable. That's no backhanded compliment either as a Lee Scott tracklist always raises an eyebrow from the discerned DJ or knowledgable underground enthusiast. Lee's May resident mix starts plucky and vibrant with Tim Green's opener and quickly into the delightful Matthias Meyer Remix of 8 Kays 'Sun Will Come Out' (a beauty of a track I have too). The melancholic vibe continues as the chunkier deep house elements start to build, placing vocal and groove at equal footing. Then descent. Murky, minimal techno locks you in for a stomper before lightening ever so slightly with well placed vocal snippets courtesy of Was P. One of my men of the moment Coiz delivers a moment of fresh clean air with his remix of 'Clair'. Into the wee hours of the night next as Lee delves deeper into those mysterious bleeps and squeaks, before breaking clear with Herzog & Aurich's 'Jesus & the Devil'. Imagine that at 4 am! Don't worry though, Lee's chosen Jesus there on in to guide us all home. Jimi Jules' groovy guitar-led 'Don't take it personal' reminds us that it's always darkest before it's light. Another 60 mins from DJ who knows how to construct an hour mix that could easily be a whole night condensed, just for you, from the comfort of your own armchair! DJ
*electro-cat is on the mic this week as my microphone has stopped working! I'll have a new one next week! Welcome to my weekly Electronic:at show, a mini-snapshot of some of my favourite electronic records. Loosely complied over 50mins or so, no adverts, no pigeonholes, no dj mixes. Just beautiful music, every Sunday night via Progressive House UK and my Soundcloud. Subscribe at progressivehouseuk.co.uk or on Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts
Hold tight and go on the green light. McMo is in full force this month and there's no stopping him. From the off, it's a pure pleasure and a zipping BPM to boot! Its metallic melancholy melody with a side razor-sharp prog. It's fantastic and it's an instant replay for another lap of honour. McMo raising the bar yet again here in the resident team.
Welcome to my weekly Electronic:at show, a mini-snapshot of some of my favourite electronic records. Loosely complied over 40mins or so, no adverts, no pigeonholes, no one track dj mixes. Just beautiful music, every Sunday night via Progressive House UK and my Soundcloud. Subscribe at www.progressivehouseuk.co.uk/subscribe
Lost In returns with its new monthly show on the last Thursday of the month - Enjoy Lost In April - Tracklist to follow soon!
Welcome to my weekly Electronic:at show, a mini-snapshot of some of my favourite electronic records. Loosely complied over 40mins or so, no adverts, no pigeonholes, no one track dj mixes. Just beautiful music, every Sunday night via Progressive House UK. Subscribe at progressivehouseuk.co.uk/subscribe
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