The first hour of the show is comprised of a mix by DJ Mongo. These are the best tracks of the week. They have been culled from the new releases by over 200 EDM (Electronic Dance Music) labels. They are presented in two, roughly half-hour sets.
In the second hour, I feature a guest set by DJ Rascal, of Ibiza, Spain.
001 EDM Sets by DJ Mongo and DJ Rascal
Table Of Contents
Part 1: The EDM (Electronic Dance Music) Hour
Set 1 includes the following tracks:
1. “88” by Bodhi, from Kry Wolf DNA out on Food Music.
Bodhi is a duo of producers, Luke & Olly, from Cardiff, England.
2. “In Person” by Dan Berkson & James What, from School of Deep House, Vol. 1, out on Groovebirds Records.
Berkson & What are a duo of producers from London, England. http://www.berksonwhat.com/
3. “Begin Route/Intro (RRReymundo Remix)” by Kilo Kish from Across (Remixes) – EP, out on Kitsune.
Kilo Kish is an alternative R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional rapper. She has recorded with the Jet Age of Tomorrow, the Internet, Vince Staples, Childish Gambino, and Chet Faker, among others. She has also released her own material. She was born Lakisha Robinson in Orlando, Florida. She spent part of her childhood in New Jersey prior to returning to Orlando and was briefly in a pop group called D’Angelz. She moved to New York, attended the Pratt Institute, and worked as a model and waiter. Led by the dreamy “Navy,” her first EP, Homeschool, was self-released in April 2012. A couple years later, after assorted collaborative work, she connected with the music wing of French fashion label Kitsuné for Across, another EP of atmospheric, slackened R&B.
4. “Echoes” by Innocent Lovers from School of Deep House, Vol. 1.
Not much is known about Innocent Lovers, but this appears to be their mixcloud page.
5. “Feel You” by Tapetenwechsel on Armada Presents Deep House Essentials #4, on Armada Music Bundles.
Tapetenwechsel is a producer from Mühldorf, Germany. You can find follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TapetenwechselOfficial and on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/tapetenwechsel-official.
6. “Woe and Flutter” by Juno6 from No Chappi out on Freude Am Tanzen Recordings.
Juno6 is a producer from Onuj, Mongolia. He’s on the web at http://www.juno6.de/.
7. “All I Need” by Tryst, from Armada Presents Deep House Essentials #004.
Tryst is a producer duo from Munich, Germany. According to their Soundcloud page, “It all started in 1991. It was a time during which one was shaped by MTV and the Hip Hop culture, which led the two DJ and producers to discover their love for spinning.
“Finally the two found their way to electronic music, which led to years of successful work for many prestigious clubs. Over the years countless gigs followed among which were some with Thomas Gold, Bingo Players, Moguai, Milk & Suger, Eddie Thoneick, and others…
“In 2011 Tryst was eventually established. Ever since the DJ & producer duet are diligently producing and some of their work has already made it into the charts; they have also had a wide international appeal as well as radio shows in England, Ukraine, Italy, USA, and Canada. Moreover, they publish singles through known labels such as Pacha Recordings, Embassy One, Lifted House, Tiger Records, Hotfingers Records, and Area94 Records.
“LABELS – Armada Deep | The R. Entertainment | Area 94 Records | Embassy One | Pacha Recordings Germany | Tiger Records | Lifted House | Hotfingers Records | Illuvision Records”
1. “Glorified (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)” by Tiger Stripes, remixed by Rodriguez, Jr., on School of Deep House, Vol. 1 out on Groovebirds Records.
Rodriguez Jr. currently hails from Paris, France.
His wide-ranging inspirations and interests find their ultimate outlet as his alias took form into Rodriguez Jr., positioning him as mobilee’s new master of eclecticism.
A product of South Of France, between Nimes and Montpellier far from any big city, Olivier Mateu grew up on the seaside during the 1990s where he oscillated between piano lessons and electronic music parties.
As one half of French electro act The Youngsters – best known for their two studio albums and singles for Laurent Garnier’s F-Communications – Mateu has already received enough plaudits and praise to last a lifetime. The Youngsters’ award-winning productions catapulted them into the international arena, taking them to some of the biggest clubs and festivals around the world.
Rodriguez Jr. reveals a different incarnation of Mateu’s musical psyche, one that strides ahead, guided only by his kaleidoscopic vision; moving through shimmering, contemplative electronica, to deep and urgent techno, left field melodic accents and quirky pop refrains, Rodriguez Jr. is the by-product of an untamed brand of creativity and a thirst for the new and unexpected. Drawing inspiration from artists as diverse as Stockhausen, LFO, Carl Craig, Eric Satie, Kraftwerk, and Michael Polnareff, Rodriguez Jr.’s spirit of adventure translates as soaring creativity, and music that cannot be pigeonholed.
For a solid 10 hours a day, Mateu manifests Rodriguez Jr. in his MLab Mk5 studio, which brims with vintage synthesizers, keyboards and dusty analog gear.Acclaimed Rodriguez Jr. releases for imprints such as Mothership, Boxer Records and Giant Wheels, prefaced the quirky melodies of his bass- driven house hit Princess Guacamole for mobilee records, and the tropical techno of Kids of Hula for it’s sister label Leena Music. Drawing both pleasure and inspiration from live performance, Rodriguez Jr. relishes the opportunity to realize his project on the stage, and has done extensively throughout Europe and America during some of his most acclaimed shows at Tomorrowland in Belgium, ADE in Amsterdam, Sonar Off in Barcelona, Showcase in Paris, Watergate in Berlin, Hardpop in Juarez and Kristal in Bucharest.
2. “Mel” by Diadem from School of Deep House Vol. 1 on Groovebirds Records.
Diadem is Mathias Awtry of Lincoln, Nebraska. You can find more by Diadem at https://soundcloud.com/diademmusic.
3. “Blink” by Solid Stone from Cycles 6 out on Armada Music Bundles.
The Solid Stone project started back in early 2010, behind it Canadian producer Elias Barouche started to make his mark. His very first releases were already supported by likes of Above and Beyond, Markus Schulz to name a few. After he was settled in with his own sound, it became clear that Solid Stone would be a name to look out for in the near future.
Having almost all of his recent productions championed by Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Max Graham and pretty much all of the Trance elite, Solid Stone is making some real waves over the last six months, showing what a shining light he really is and looks set for a huge future!
4. “Detroit” by Melvin Spix and Thomas Vink from Cycles 6 on Armada Music Bundles.
Not much is known yet about Melvin Spix other than that he hails from the Netherlands.
Thomas Vink is definitely an artist with his own unique sound and his roots within techno and progressive house shaped his taste in music. Thomas is a very talented sound designer and he arranges his sound layers in a such an interesting and intriguing way that easily absorb the listener in its microworld and carry away the mind with its flow.
5. “Beauty of the Sky” by Eric Sneo from Tronic 2015 Part.2 out on Tronic.
When he was young the today well known international DJ “Eric Sneo“ already started learning instruments like drums, piano and accordion. In 1998 he became a resident DJ in one of the most famous techno clubs in Germany; ThePalazzo.
In 2002 started his own party series “Tanz Der Familie”. Around this same time period together with Udo Niebergall, the labels Masters Of Disaster and Beatdisaster were founded. These labels featured releases from Gayle San, The Advent, Chris Liebing, Hertz, Rush, etc, and were also a platform for Sneos own releases. In 2003 the worldwide known clubhit ‚ciao bella‘ and the Germany chart hit ‚Tube Tech – The End‘ were released.With his unique performance on the E-drumsduring his sets, Eric swiftly developed into a highly requested international player. After he presented his unique‚ ‘Art of Life‘ show at the Nature One 2009 for the first time, he start with an exclusive festival tour in the summer 2010. His performance combines Eric’s trade-mark technoid, groovystyle DJing with his live performance of acoustic and electronic instruments.
6. “Once Again” by Paride Saraceni from Tronic 2015 Part.2 out on Tronic.
“Only 23 years old, yet with an absolutely respectable background as a producer and DJ, the London-based artist Paride Saraceni undoubtedly is one outstanding rising name in the underground scene”. – Weddingcrasher Mag.
Since his very first attempts, his works have caught the attention of major iconic artists such as Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Dubfire, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Monika Kruse, Karotte, Gregor Tresher, Joseph Capriati, Paco Osuna, to name a few, who regularly play and support Paride’s works in the world’s biggest and best venues ever since.Today Paride is consistently delivering unique charts-hitting cutting-edge music through world famus la- bels like Sci+Tec, KD Music, Fabric, Toolroom records, Global Underground, Trapez, Agile recordings; and collaborating with many international names such as Dubfire, Pig & Dan, Dosem, Nicole Moudaber, Maya Jane Coles, Uto Karem, Daniel Sanchez, Florian Meindl, Mihalis Safras, Tomy Declerque, Umek; some of whom have also shared the decks with Paride with the addition of other international DJs like Sholmi Aber, Gel Abril, Jon Rundell, Just BE, Technasia, Carlo Lio,Alexi Delano and some of the pioneers of electronic music such as the legendary Frankie Knuckles.
Considered as “a one to watch in the future” by Be-At.TV, Paride Saraceni presenced at some of the world’s most important venues like CIELO New York, London’s EGG and FIRE; and his highly-ac- claimed performances, characterized by avant-garde hypnotic grooves and strong climaxes, make of him a promising shining-star.
Part 2: DJ Mongo Presents: DJ Rascal
The second hour of the show is a mix by DJ Rascal, from Ibiza Spain.
DJ Rascal was one of the most emblematic DJ’s of his generation and one of the most successful technically in France during the years 1980 to 2000. In 1988 he became Luxembourg Champion and Vice European champion next year in 1989, and then participate not less than 10 times to the DMC technical Championship French final spot for the world championships between 1987 to 2000. There was also a pioneer in many areas because of djeing invented the concept of boy band turntablism (scratching concept of team) in 1990 with a 1 st show at the military base Hourtin (France) 1 year before the 1 st appearance of Q-Bert in 1991 in a U.S. TV show next year. The story has retained the name of Q-bert as the inventor of this style, but it is not, and it will time to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.
DJ Rascal was also one of the world 1 to self-produce an After Hip-Hop & New Jack mixtape on Cd in 1997-98, while K7 was previously the format usually used, and to produce a 24 minutes After Hip-Hop Mix only composed of breakbeats, intros, interludes and scratching, which helped to bring a unique atmosphere to this mix for the time. But before all that is his greatest strength is its ability to adapt to any type of music programming, animation show, since its 30 years of experience in clubs, Djeing, and animation, make a complete DJ, able to play in any style (House, Techno, Lounge, Chillout, Acid Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco, Rap / Hip-Hop, R’n’B, French or international variety, etc… programming both sharp, festive, with or without animation micro and technically impeccable.
It’ll be too long to attempt here to trace the career of DJ Rascal but if we were to summarize a small part, then we certainly would retain the hundreds of shows demonstration scratch, concerts, entertainment & nightlife clubs in France, Belgium, Luxembourg , Spain, Switzerland, etc … the countless radio show, TV, having been also one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop and Djeing in the late 80’s, with DJs such as DJ Dee-Nasty, and to have help democratize the Hip-Hop and the art of Djeing in France with Mc’s as Destroy Man and Johnny Go, Lionel D, etc. …And many others Mc’s and rappers…
It was neither more nor less than one of the most respected DJ’s of his age.
You can find more by DJ Rascal at http://soundcloud.com/djrascal