This time I recorded the set. :) Unfortunately I made a cue error in the middle of the performance and dropped a couple of bars. This is a fixed version of that performance, with the error corrected as it was intended to be played.
This set is 100% classic tracker music. I'd wanted for some time to showcase some of the great high energy rave style music from this era, and Audiocade was the perfect venue.
This was my first set in the Audiocade series - Dan and Kat Newman's interactive game/DJ thing on Twitch. I didn't actually record anything at that time, but I had the Ableton set saved. This is a redo of that set recorded on 2023-03-18.
This is mostly house with powerful vocals but it starts and ends with some video game tracks.
Ta-Ta-Tax Fraud! (Reprise) - Yoshi Commits Tax Fraud YouTube
Someone in a group chat said "Guys, when is the last time any of you listened to everytime we touch by cascada?" I agreed it was far too long. This mix is a mashup of all of those millenium-ish era dance tracks that have maybe not aged well but can still get you moving.
Cascada - Everytime We Touch (Original Mix) Beatport
Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men (Almighty Mix) YouTube
Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone (Vocal Club RMX) Beatport
I'm not gonna be coy. This mix is about fuckin'. When I heard "Nina - I just wanna fuck", I decided to build a mix around its distorted analog groove, gritty percussion, and raw sexual energy. It's been a long time and it took me a few weeks to get back into the groove, but I had a lot of fun so enjoy!
I had a free Saturday and a hankerin' for some mixin', so I headed over to Beatport and set the dial to "House, 1997". It's like rummaging around in a garage sale bin, except the bin contains everything. Most of the songs in this mix are old enough to drive, but some of them are brand new. Just goes to show that the House sound is alive and well.
Charly Brown - The Twilight Zone (Original Mix) Beatport
Karess - Love (A Wonderful Thing) (Uno Clio Dub) Beatport
Sticky People - Make U My Man (Ladies) (Paradox Stomp Mix) Beatport
Bernard Badie - I Get High (Original Mix) Beatport
After my recent trip to Seattle, I decided to try a mix of Seattle-area artists. And to provide some contrast and a link back to my neck of the woods, I did the other half of the mix with Chicago-area artists. It was actually hard to find songs from both cities that would work together — Seattle apparently imports all their House music. :) But after a lot of digging around Soundcloud, here it is.
This one was a request I got in my email two and a half months ago. Because of work, and mostly because I'm a lazy git, I didn't get it done until now. He wanted a "fast beat, high energy mix", and this was what I came up with. It's thematically confused, but definitely energetic.
This mix is a collaboration between with friend of mine. After spending a couple of hours failing to work out MIDI timesync between Traktor and Ableton Live, we decided to just sync it by ear. This worked for the most part, but the mix is kind of flaky because of the technical difficulties. There's no theme, no plan, just a couple of guys having fun with music. :)
New Year's Eve was on a Friday and I had nothing to do, so I decided to get mixing. "But wait," I said to myself, "I can't release a Saturday Night Mix on Friday night!" Then I quickly found a loophole: "It's Saturday in Japan." So I took a few songs I'd already found and went entirely Shibuya-kei on this mix.
/f/ is one of my favorite hangouts on the web. There's a lot of terrible shit that moves through there, but there's also a lot of good music in ADD-sized loops. /f/ is where I found artists like deadmau5 and Armand Van Helden. And so, I made this mix as a tribute to the reposts of reposts of reposts that make /f/ great.
Tonite Only - Where the Party's At
Kaskade & deadmau5 - Move for Me
Armand Van Helden - Into Your Eyes (The Droyds Delinquint Remix)
This was also my brother's idea. I had a pretty good collection of video game music, but this turned out to be a really challenging mix because video game music is all over the place genre-wise. I'm not really sure I succeeded in making something enjoyable to listen to.
I asked my brother what I should do for my next mix, and he said "Celldweller". I've been a fan of Celldweller since I found them on Flash Flash Revolution, so I decided to give it a go. This one's all over the place and doesn't hold together very well, IMO.
I really, really love this first track, and I made this shortly after the Questionable Content comic about Toto came out (I'm with Pintsize). Then I just added a bunch of really solid tracks I found on Too Many Sebastians. It came out pretty well, I think.
(intro) she - atomic
Hold the Line - Shinichi Osawa & Patrick Alavi remix TMS