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Exclusive Mix 052 :: Ertönen

Written by
April 26, 2016

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Where are you based:
I am based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Webpages:
Facebook / Facebook

1. Why do you play music?
I have always played music for as long as I can remember. From playing the piano, and violin for 11 years during my childhood, along with classical music theory, playing music came at an early age. Why do I do it now? To continue my passion to bring the best music my eclectic tastes to an equally intelligent and varied audience.

2. What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
This year I celebrate 20 years as a DJ. I started when I was 18 in London. As time moves on, I see my role moving more towards remixing and production as well as expanding with my new techno-alter ego into performing live with a greater range of styles.

3. Favorite label or artist from the past year?

There have been so many labels and artists of interest, I have been truly overwhelmed with new names and labels. One that truly sticks in my mind is “Tale of Us” and their techno productions. Emotional, moody, romantic techno that feels lovingly crafted as it is a cold, industrial sound.

4. What are you looking forward to most this year?
I’m looking forward to another crazy summer traveling. I’ll be heading back to the United States for three weeks in May covering four cities, San Francisco, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale and Chicago, leaving on Monday, arriving Tuesday morning back in Frankfurt, then leaving again Wednesday for a week in Tel-Aviv for Pride. Life on the wing can be a lot of fun. Tiring, but fun!

5. What do you like to wear to bed?
I don’t wear anything to bed. J

Ertönen – The Vocal Selection – tracklisting:
Popof – Medusa Kiss feat. Arno Joey (Original Mix)
German Brigante – Sooner or Later (Olivier Giacomotto Remix)
Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Melodrama (Original Mix)
H.O.S.H & Ost & KJex – Hamburg Night (Original Mix)
German Brigante – Forever – (Original Mix)
Thatmanmonkz – Take U 2 My House (Jimpster Remix)
Lars Wickinger – One of Those Boys feat. Skelly (Original Mix)
Andreas Henneberg – No Place To Hide (Original Mix)
Denney – Low Frequency (Original Mix)
U So Witter – Black Snake (Original Mix)
Technasia, Green Velvet – Suga (Original Mix)

Ertönen plays the Seattle Eagle Sat May 21st.

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Exclusive Mix 051 :: Sappho

Written by
April 10, 2016

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Bio
Sappho was born and raised in the nerdery. Fed a steady diet of prog-rock and musical factoids, it’s no wonder that she is a consummate record collector. She began their journey into the world of techno & house music in 1991 when she attended her first rave in Dallas, TX with the most excellent Deee-Lite as the showstoppers. From that moment on, Sappho was hooked. Throughout the 1990s, you could usually find her scouring record bins looking for gems and in front of the speakers at events from Portland to Vancouver BC. Armed with her music collection, in 1999, Sappho made the jump from dancing party-goer to DJ. Sappho played alongside such international artist as Green Velvet, Soul Clap, Tiger & Woods, Slow Hands, Leon Vynehall, Peanut Butter Wolf, Isolee, Matthew Dear, Toshaya Kawaska, Robert Yang of Honey Soundsystem and Ambrosia Salad. She’s a vinyl lover that always brings her love of forward thinking music and community to the dance floor. Currently she is throws and djs for the Portland parties Stranger Disco, Yes Please and Playground.

Facebook

Soundcloud

Based out of
Portland, OR

Questions
1) Why do you play music?
It made the most sense for me to be in the dj booth.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I want to continue the path I have been on, finding and sharing music I am passionate about with others so we can all have a lot of fun partying.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
Red Axes

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
Playing alongside Lady Miss Keir for my Playground Pride Party (and also, 40th birthday soiree) in June.

5) What is your favorite beverage while DJing?
Steigl Radler

Tracklist
Dreams (Edit) – Marvin & Gay
The War Inside – daWad & Mokic
Loon – Medlar
Nihilist-Easy – Disco Nihilist
Needle on the Record (Lipelis Remix) – Naomi
Abdul Abbas – Pepe Bradock
Invasion – The Chica
Pure Blue (Tunnel Signs Remix) – Splashh
O Vad Det Låter Bra – Ishi_Vu
Life is a Jungle (Discodromo Edit) – Kikrokos
Meine – Daso

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Exclusive Mix 050 :: Rafael Cancian

Written by
February 25, 2016

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Short Bio:
Founder of About Disco Records label, his mixes reveal essences of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco, Afrobeat and House. Several of his productions have been sold and downloaded in more than 50 countries in Europe, South America, Central America, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Rafael along with the About Disco Records have been supported by some of the biggest names in the scene such as: Greg Wilson, Danny Krivit, Horse Meat Disco, JKriv, Faze Action, Max Essa, Dicky Trisco, Pete Herbert , DJ Reverend P, Stéphane Deschezeaux and others.

Where are you based?:
I’m based in Sao Paulo

Webpage(s): https://soundcloud.com/rafaelcancian

Questions:

1) Why do you play records?
I started playing house music, and the history of house music had to Disco Music as a starting point. I got interested and researched a lot of DJs as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Danny Krivit, which made me jump headlong into the Disco Music.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I hope to lead the Disco Music music to different places, I want to show the world the values of this genre in Brazil as well.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
My favorite label was Midnight Riot and my favorite artist was Fouk.

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
2016 began as a very good year for me and my seal. In May I’m going to the USA to do my first international tour. This is motivating me to organize a European tour in october, and visit other countries that are in the plans as Mexico.

5) How is the disco scene in Brazil?
The Disco Music in Brazil is still a small scene, but I see good growth in through projects and parties as Mareh – BABEL, Gop Tun, Soul.Set, Selvagem, in São Paulo. There are movements, DJs and parties that has grown at a good pace also in other cities such as Curitiba, Florianopolis, Rio de Janeiro…

Track list:

01 – Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper Mix)
02 – Pontchartrain – Nasty
03 – Tiger & Woods – Fox In The Box
04 – Joutro Mundo – Roller Shake (Original Mix)
05 – Crown Heights Affair – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (DJ Vas Rework)
06 – Judy Hipps – Summertime (TZ Remix)
07 – Seamus Haji, Re-Loved – Ode to Walter
08 – Eddie C – It’s Not A Fantasy
09 – KRL – Say You Will (Henderson)
10 – Andy Hart – Keep On (Original Mix)
11 – Disco Dub Band – For The Love Of Money
12 – Marcos Valle – Estrelar

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La Fraicheur Releases Rhus Typhina EP

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January 20, 2016

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In an industry largely dominated by males, Perrine La Fraicheur is one of those female producers who stands above most simply with her talent and perseverance alone. La Fraicheur releases her first EP of 2016 on the Friends With Benefits imprint today. The title track is a gorgeous slice of deep tropical house that shimmers with warmth. Also, Bottom Forty’s own Nark delivers a remix of the flip side which utilizes smartly placed synth percussion to add additional complexity to original’s dark and brooding vibe.

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Stream and order the release here:

La Fraicheur also recorded an exclusive mix for Bottom Forty about two years ago(!). You can stream and download here:

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Bottom Forty Becomes a Record Label!

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January 6, 2016

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There’s a certain fire in the air lately and it’s the reverberations of things new and old coming together. Friends and artists have been devoted to their work, all the work that goes behind the shimmery shield of social media, that you have no idea about. Ten years of personal perseverance and over five years of Bottom Forty perseverance, regardless of who fired us for not being mainstream enough, has helped made this release happen and it is just one of many debuts to happen this year, not just for me and Bottom Forty, but for so many of the people you know and the people that have kept you dancing, prancing, fucking, connecting and growing for years. Please, from the fragile, artistic hearts of all those in the Bottom Forty crew, come join us this Saturday at Kremwerk to celebrate the N.D.S.F. release!

Stream and pre-order here:

Pre-order on Bandcamp.

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Exclusive Mix 049 :: Justin Green

Written by
October 3, 2015

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Justin Gg Green, based in Stamford Uk (the most undisco town ever)

web pages:

Soundcloud
Mixcloud
Midnight Riot

why play music ??

my family weren’t very musical, although early memories of my mother listening and singing (poorly i may add ) were happy ones…. Petula Clark was a favourite, i had two auts that took me clubbing at the age of 13/14 ( those that know me will imagine the size of me.. i got into over 18 venues easily ) they usually left me to find men, so i was alone on the d’floor, … just taking it all in and dancin for hours until they found me and went home.

when i went to College 89/90 i had decks and an old (new then) Numark mixer with the inbuilt samper… i played all the bar nights there and set up parties mid week too… i left there to get a few warm up residency nights in Lnd but the allure of women took it toll and rolling in late led to unhappy promoters and club managers… oh to be young and invincible .. hahahah

role in music

i really don’t see i have a role in music. i just like to play upfront, brand new releases on my radio show for people to enjoy and get to hear whats being put out there…. i buy 99.9% vinyl, i have a tremendous record pimp, Ed Davies ( check him on discogs http://www.discogs.com/seller/daviesed/ profile ) – that hooks me up with everything i want…
i have that addiction to share great music. simple.

Fav label – Artist

wow…. thats hard…. Lay Far is heat …
there are way too many labels to pick one or two out…. but maybe Glenview… Banoffee Pies… Fatty Fatty Phonographics… Red Motorbike… just to pluck a few out the hat…. you can’t forget PPU… or AOTN… so so many.

This Year.

Midnight Riot ( Andy Yam) has just set up an Agency which i’ve been signed up to and MR have recently sealed a monthly venue in Ldn too which i’m honoured to be a part of. Hopefully the MR brand ill bring some great gigs, and nights at our little venue….
whatever comes my way is a treat.

Spirit

i don’t follow fashion or trends, i was brought up a diet of disco, soul and hiphop, its in my genes.. i can’t play anything else. i try and play the best in new releases, supporting as many artists and labels as i can, through my weekly live shows on back2backfm.

Tracklist

coming soon

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Exclusive Mix 048 :: Rob Winter

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September 12, 2015

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Bio and track list after the jump

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Exclusive Mix 047 :: Kobalt Severa

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August 23, 2015

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Growing up on an eclectic diet of country music provided by his parents’ record collection, Kobalt Severa is hard to pin down musically. Inspired by his brother’s love of eclectic music and tastes, Kobalt, began making mixes as a creative outlet. It was only a few years later that Kobalt dove head first into House Music and began performing at local house parties, basements and abandoned warehouses.

Now a regular fixture of Seattle’s nightlife/club scene Kobalt has shared the stage with such well-known and beloved DJs such as Colby B, Derek Pavone, Almond Brown, Spaceotter, Brian Lyons, Karl Kamakahi, LA Kendall and Nark.

2015 looks to be a busy year for Kobalt with his first residency at local hot spot The Eagle and as he continues to work on making more music. Look for Kobalt coming to a dance floor near you soon.

Where are you based?:
Seattle

Webpage(s):
Soundcloud
Mixcloud
Facebook

Why do you play music?
It’s what my soul led me to. Once I started, I couldn’t stop.

What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
I’ve got some ideas for a night I’d like to start.

Favorite label or artist from the past year?
Cristoph has really been catching my ear lately.

What are you looking forward to most this year?
Watching Seattle’s House Music Scene come together and grow.

Track List:
Olivier Giacomotto, Los Paranos – Talker (Olivier Giacomotto Mix)
Dropboxx, Guilherme R. – Sculpture
Prok & Fitch – Little Dance
Justin Martin, Ardalan – Function feat. PartyPatty
Waze & Odyssey – Everything (You’re Made Of)
Raumakustik – Raider
Trent Cantrelle – I Get A Rush
Cristoph – Reachin’
Paride Saraceni – Words
Patrick Topping – Forget
Christian Smith – The Exchange
The New Sins – Lights Down (Waze & Odyssey Remix)
Yvette, Drop Out Orchestra – I Got It (H.I.M.W.O.L Remix)
David Penn, Toni Bass, Deux – What I Like ft. Sheilah Cuffy (Dub Mix)
Argy, Mama, Argy & MamaRecluse (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Reunited – In the Music (Neo Mix)

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Bottom Forty Mix 046 :: J-Justice

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August 6, 2015

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Bio:
Inspired by beats from around the world, Seattle’s J-Justice has dedicated more than 15 years to music with soul—from house to boogie, disco to jazz, techno to hiphop.

Best known as one of the founding members of acclaimed DJ crew SunTzu Sound,
J-Justice is driven by a faithful following in Seattle and beyond. His tireless efforts have made him an indispensable participant in Seattle nightlife.

Along with fellow Seattle DJ, Atlee Treasure, J-Justice has served as weekly host of Friday night’s City Soul radio show on KBCS 91.3 FM since 2004. The weekly show connects the dots between genres and highlights a variety of underground sounds.

J-Justice has performed at major venues in Seattle and across the country including The Showbox, Chop Suey, Q, Cielo and The Pawn Shop. For five years, he was a resident at TRUST, a roaming monthly party created with Kid Hops and Atlee, that fans called one of the best dance parties in Seattle.

Where are you based?
Seattle, WA

Webpage(s):
http://www.citysoul.org

1) Why do you play music?
I originally wanted to be a music journalist. In college, I started DJing parties at the same time I started writing for the local alt-weekly. I quickly learned that I was more interested in being involved with making music and parties happen instead of reporting on them. I was better at it too.

2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
My role has been, and always will be, curator of quality music. Whether through my radio show or DJ sets, I want to expose listeners to great, new music across all genres and to juxtapose styles in a way that excites the ears. History is important too, so I’m always digging for older selections that will easily fit with tunes from today.

3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
I feel like Ninja Tune deserves a special shout out for consistently releasing great music for over two decades. Once the home of all things downtempo, they’ve remained relevant by expanding their roster to include artists such as Machinedrum, FaltyDL, Moiré, Dorian Concept, Kelis, and Seven Davis Jr.

4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
DJing during the summertime. Every year I anticipate performing outside in the beautiful Seattle weather.

Tracklist:
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Stark’s Reality
Dorothy Ashby – Drink
Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love (Doc Adam Edit)
Pools – SKATE
Candi Station – You Got The Love
Steve Reich – Nagoya Marimba (HNNY Edit)
Jungle – The Heat (Joy Orbison Remix)
Daniel Avery – All I Need (Roman Flugel Remix)
Shamir – If It Wasn’t True
Raumakustik – Raider
The Carter Bros – Loving You Is Easy (Tom Trago Mix)
Bok Bok & Tom Trago – Pussy Trak
Beesmunt Soundsystem – How I Wish
Daphni – Usha
Jordan Fields – We Can Make It
Hugo Barritt – Penumbra (Tuff City Kids TDK 90 Mix)
Sasha – Deepest America (Moodymann Remix)
Mass Production- Welcome To Our World (Joey Negro Remix)
Universal Togetherness Band – Ain’t Gonna Cry
Dee Edwards – I Can Deal with That

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Bottom Forty Exclusive Mix :: 045, Pezzner

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July 10, 2015

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Interview and track list after the jump

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