009: Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

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Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal.  In this episode I present mixes of Deep House and Trance, featuring brand new tracks from Solee and Boss Axis, C. Castel, Von & Zu and E-Spectro, Cosway, Markus Schulz, Future Disciple, Friends of Mayday, DRYM, Dawn, Global Experience, Eximinds and Yan Space, and DubVision.

Then DJ Mongo Presents the return of DJ Rascal from Ibiza, Spain.  This time DJ Rascal has prepared a set he calls, “Deep Waves.”


009: Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

 The EDM Hour: Deep House, Trance & Progressive House

Set 1: Deep House & Electronica

TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreYearBPMTime
Still Here (Solee Club Edit)Solee, Boss AxisStill HereParquet RecordingsElectronica20151238:28
DistrictC. CastelDistrict EPGo Deeva RecordsDeep House20151207:31
Still Here (Uner Remix)Solee, Boss Axis, YoachimStill HereParquet RecordingsDeep House201512310:12
Home (E-Spectro Remix)Von & Zu, E-SpectroRising/Home/DawnParquet RecordingsElectronica20151176:36
ReturnCoswayAutomagicAlex Tronic RecordsHouse20151257:03

1. Still Here (Solee Club Edit) by Solee & Boss Axis from Still Here on Parquet Recordings.

 

in 2006 he decided to take the reins into his own hands and set up a label, parquet recordings – a venture with straight distribution to disseminate his distinctive take on melodic, potent techno and lush, grooving tech house. the name solee was chosen as his new nom-de-plume and to serve as a creative rebirth, and this project has been his focal point since then. he kicked off the imprint with his own release impressed, one of the biggest sellers in..

 

kicking off his career in the music business over a decade ago working at a vinyl distributor, stuttgart’s normen flaskamp began producing back in 1999 and was releasing records under various guises on different labels soon after – but it was in 2006 that his solee alias was born, propelling him to new heights in the house and techno realm.in 2006 he decided to take the reins into his own hands and set up a label, parquet recordings – a venture with straight distribution to disseminate his distinctive take on melodic, potent techno and lush, grooving tech house. the name solee was chosen as his new nom-de-plume and to serve as a creative rebirth, and this project has been his focal point since then. he kicked off the imprint with his own release impressed, one of the biggest sellers in the catalogue to date that has amassed over 300.000 views on youtube and impressive vinyl and digital sales, and was licensed to many compilations across the world. with support from many of the worlds biggest dj’s and an enduring quality that sees it still played out today, it served as the perfect way for the label to begin. since then, the label has amassed over 50 releases across its main and ltd labels, as well as several compilations and albums.

aside from his own revered imprint, solee’s blends of house groove, techno rhythm and progressive melody have graced some of the best-known labels in the world, with his remix of timo garcia’s “lady luck” on yoshitoshi records hitting beatport’s top 10 and his “ice / dubtale ep” for england’s renaissance becoming their biggest selling single release on that same web store. his tracks have appeared on some of the foremost compilations in dance music, released by world-famous names like global underground, defected, kontor and ministry of sound, with more remixes for gui boratto, nick warren, tom novy and danny tenaglia (another beatport top 10) spreading his excellent reputation far and wide. one trade magazine said, he aims to put the “music” in “dance music”.

his dj career began in the early 90ies but was put on hold when he started to get into the complex world of production. upon his return in 2008 – following several major booking requests – it was soon clear that he was a hugely able, intuitive and skilled selector. having djed across europe, he’s been able to communicate his labels accessible sound and ethos to crowds in many different countries, building on his excellent reputation as a world-class producer. he’s also proved himself on disc, mixing his own neotrance essentials, impressed, daybreak and re:cognition compilations to great acclaim.

his music crosses divides and spans genres, making his appeal widespread and meaning that – as evidenced by the power of youtube – youre as likely to hear james zabiela drop one of his tracks at a sweaty exclusive yacht party at miamis wmc as you are at a nick warren gig in a cool underground new york club, or during sasha & john digweeds set at the huge ultra music festival, or in moonbooticas set at berlins legendary watergate, or during tom novys set at germanys biggest outdoor festival nature one…

 

2. District by C. Castel from the District EP out on Go Deeva Records.

Unlike most DJ’s, C. Castel first cemented her name by playing at the clubs, events and fashion shows in Europe. She also did a series of showcases for Global Underground alongside Jim Rivers and Paul Thomas while securing multiple residencies with Blackwiz Records and her very own C. Castel’s Deep House Music Sessions.Castel has always kept her head grounded firmly focusing on DJing and her innovative take on nu school house and progressive techhouse, backed up by a list of hit releases on distinguished labels such as Defected, Mn2S, Sony and Blackwiz Records to name a few.

Her unique sound, when asked where she draws her inspiration from she says, “Sometimes it’s a track I’m just listening to, it doesn’t have to necessarily be a house tune. Sometimes it’s just a movie with an amazing soundtrack and sometimes it’s just a simple sunset that I’m looking at.” As a youngster in a modern dance group she developed from a dancer to a songwriter over the following years. While writing lyrics, she became more intrigued with the art of Djing, and her ambitions grew from there.

C. Castel made it on to the clubs scene in the early 2003’s, which sparked her interest in production. Her real breakthrough came in 2010 with the signing of Moonrise/KMA to Blackwiz Records …a pair of tracks that crossed over from progressive to tech. Major support came in early from all the heavy weights including: Mark Knight who featured it on his Toolroom Knights Radio Show which aired on 35 stations in 21 countries. Roger Sanchez | Funkerman | Ralph Lawson | Xpress 2 | Nic Fanciulli | ATFC

C. Castel has gone on to release a string of hits on a variety of labels and continues her collaborative achievements with Sandy Rivera including ‘Dirty Sax’, ‘Persuasion ft Rae’ ‘Deeper ft Haze’, ‘Hide U ft Rae’. Remix for Kings of Tomorrow ‘Finally’ and “Baby I want You” With Rae.
Her last record with Sandy Rivera and Amalia called ” Lost 4 Days ” was supported by Roger Sanchez in his Radio Show.

3. Still Here (Uner Remix) by Solee, Boss Axis & Yoachim, from Still Here on Parquet Recordings.

UNER is one of the most important names of the new generation of Spanish electronic music producers. His musical training allowed him to develop at a very early age a different dance music concept, based on the pleasure for harmony and the search for a unique, personal sound. This has lead him to edit for labels like Diynamic (where he’s an active member and has edited some of his most celebrated works, “Raw Sweat” and “Bassboot”, one of the most RA Top Charted Tracks in 201 1 ), Cadenza (making his debut on the label with “Pallene” and “Cocoua”, most-hyped UNER’s tracks ever), 2020 Vision, Get Physical, Cécille or Visionquest to mention a few. UNER has earned the respect of the music industry with talent and work: names like Luciano, Carl Cox or Laurent Garnier play his music on a regular basis; clubs like Berlin’s Watergate or Space, Pacha and Ushuaia Ibiza. Festivals like Sonar, Monegros or Rock In Rio book him oftenly; in 2012 he reached the top ten in Resident Advisor most charted artists and 3 of his own tracks reached the top 100 most charted tracks in this website too. Without a doubt 2012 was a great year for UNER but his ambitious spirit give him enough energy to go ahead for the next step.Apart from traveling around the world as a Dj, in 2012 UNER is still developing the live performance act, an audiovisual concept in which he uses state-of-the-art software and hardware (from iPads to mini midi keyboards) to explore his most solid, personal side. The artistic expansion of the Catalonian producer will go on during the following months with the release of his debut album where he’ll express his way of understanding electronic music from a musical point of view and from the center of the dancefloor. UNER’s bound to reach higher tops with the only limit of his music… so there’s still loads to see, listen and dance
Apart from traveling around the world as a Dj, in 2011 UNER presented his live gigs, an audiovisual concept in which he uses state-of-the-art software and hardware (from iPads to mini midi keyboards) to explore his most solid, personal side. The artistic expansion of the Catalonian producer will go on during the following months with the creation of several artist albums where he’ll express his way of understanding electronic music from a musical point of view and from the center of the dancefloor. UNER’s bound to reach higher tops with the only limit of his music… so there’s still loads to see, listen and dance.

4. Home (E-Spectro Remix) by Von & Zu and E-Spectro from Rising/Home/Dawn on Parquet Recordings.

E-Spectro – a duet of electronic experimenters. Continuous search of new sounds and mixing of styles give a unique shade to collective sounding, it is progressive, deep, techno and even trance, their works it is impossible to carry to any certain genre of electronic music. The history of the project originates in 2009 when two DJs of Ivan Rayt and Igor Born having united the efforts, wanted to deduce the studio creativity on professional level. A track behind a track they gained popularity and respect in a circle of judges of «intellectual sounds».

— From E-Spectro on Facebook.

5. Return by Cosway from Automagic on Alex Tronic Records.

 

 

 


 

Set 2: Trance & Progressive House

TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreYearBPMTime
Golden Gate [San Francisco]Markus SchulzGolden Gate [San Francisco]Coldharbour RecordingsTrance20151304:54
The Mayans Are Coming BackFuture DiscipleThe Mayans Are Coming Back/Gold SweepersPerfecto FluoroTrance20151284:00
Making FriendsFriends of MaydayMaking FriendsKontor RecordingsProgressive House20151256:07
CalipsoDRYMA State of Trance 2015Armada Music BundlesTrance20151282:53
The Truth We Can't EscapeDawnA State of Trance 2015Armada Music BundlesTrance20151303:16
Rhythm ControlCoswayAutomagicAlex Tronic RecordsHouse20151266:36
Human Survivors (Club Mix)Global ExperienceHuman SurvivorsBlack Hole RecordingsProgressive House20151255:42
AtlasEximinds, Yan SpaceA State of Trance 2015Armada Music BundlesTrance20151312:57
Turn It Around (Ultra 2015 Instrumental Edit)DubvisionTurn It Around (Ultra 2015 Instrumental Edit)Spinnin RecordsProgressive House20151265:06

1. Golden Gate [San Francisco] by Markus Schulz out on Coldharbour Recordings.

Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has fused the individual musical identities of progressive, house & trance into his own creative, now inimitable hybrid sound.

Through a unique alignment of headlining DJ sets, Armada and Coldharbour label output and his highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show, he’s spearheaded a sea change revolution in the US trance scene. This success has been reflected in weekly sets played in front of many tens of thousands, a GDJB listenership up in the millions & one Beatport chart-topper after another.

Following several highly ranked positions, in 2008 Schulz broke into the Top 10 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 chart. He’s remained there for the last four straight years (polling #9 in 2011) and now stands as the busiest international DJ playing out of the United States.

Early Years:

Born in Eschwege, central Germany, Markus emigrated to the United States. Age 13, his dance music awakening came during the grip of the country’s then-nascent breakdance scene. His early production and DJ career roughly tracked that of the second Stateside House explosion and he caught his first production break in 1993 when he remixed Sagat’s ‘Why Is It? (F** Dat)’ for FFrr.

Markus’ freshman production release followed in 1994 with the 6-track ‘Plastik Trax EP Vol 1’. Throughout the mid to late Nineties he continued to accrue acclaim with a range of releases on numerous luminary U.S. labels. In 1998 he recorded ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ for Plastik Records (his first label), which was picked up by the UK’s Eve Records and became his first non-domestic release.

Markus Schulz – The DJ:

Through his natural audience affinity, flawless key-mixing and innate tune selection, he has wowed crowds in every major metropolis. Schulz’s DJ career has run largely parallel to that of his productions.

In the early noughties, having concentrated on the hinterland between trance & progressive, he began to reach audiences further and further afield. In 2004 he was signed to the David Lewis Productions agency (home to the World’s No.1 DJ Armin van Buuren) and his career took another big step forward.

Now a regular fixture at the world’s biggest & most famous clubs, arenas and festivals, he lays down his unique trance-progressive vision on a weekly basis. In Europe, he’s smashed Trance Energy, Nature One, Dance Valley, Sunrise, Tomorrowland, Transmission & Pleasure Island; worked tent-pegs loose at Creamfields; gridlocked Global Gatherings all around the world and twice played all-night 8hr solo sets at Armada @ Amnesia in Ibiza. Stateside the colossal Ultra, Electric Daisy & Nocturnal Festivals have all felt Schulz pressure and yet further afield still he’s engineered floor uproar in China and Australia.

He has polled 4 consecutive years inside DJ Mag’s world’s top 10, ranked as world’s #2 in the Trance Addict, FTB & Trance Podium 2010 charts and won Best American DJ at the IDMAs in 2009.

Coldharbour Recordings:

Schulz’s sound notably came quickest to the ears of continental European DJs. Following the formation of the Armada group in 2005, Armin sought Markus out and asked him to start compiling tracks for a new vinyl series.

The Coldharbour Selections EPs launched in 2004 (with the first 5 releases coming out on the already established Electronic Elements label). In quick succession they began to sonically impact on dancefloors and within 12 months Coldharbour the label was born. Named after Markus’ then-production base in London’s Coldharbour Lane, its output immediately brought a new angle sound to Armada. It also became a lightning rod for a new generation of prog-inclined producers – setting in motion the careers of (amongst others) Santiago Nino, Rex Mundi, Mark Otten & Niklas Harding.

With 2005 under the spell of Coldharbour’s more sophisticated, minimal, but still melodic take on the prog-trance sound, Markus struck again with the first Coldharbour Sessions mix compilation. Such has been the success of the imprint that in 2007 it was joined by a sub-label, Coldharbour Red. This, in turn, was a launch pad for Marcus Schössow, tyDi, Glenn Morrison & Evol Waves and was the point of re-entry for early Schulz side-project, Dakota (*see section below).

In August 2010 Coldharbour celebrated its 100th release with Markus’ cover of Cass & Slide’s ‘Perception’. Seven years after its birth, Coldharbour stands at the top tier of the world’s trance & progressive labels.

M.S. Productions 2005 – 2009:

Perfectly intersecting the quality/quantity axis, Markus’ own productions have been fundamental of components in marshalling clubbers and music lovers to his sound.

Over the course of the last half-decade singles like ‘First Time’ & ‘Without You Near’ (2005), ‘Fly To Colors’, ‘Never Be The Same Again’ & ‘I Am’ (2007) ‘Perfect’ & ‘Cause You Know’ (2008) & most recently ‘The New World’ & ‘Do You Dream?’ have each played their vital part.

Markus is also a keen production collaborator. In 2005 he famously teamed up with likeminded producers Gabriel & Dresden and Departure for ‘Without You Near’, did the same with Andy Moor on ‘Daydream’ and most recently on ‘Goodbye’ with Max Graham. The impact of all the singles has been catalysed by his studio albums ‘Without You Near’ (2005), ‘Progression’ (2007).

M.S. Productions 2010 – 2011 – ‘Do You Dream’:

In February 2010, Schulz completed principle recording on his third long-player, ‘Do You Dream?’ The 16-track album was released on June the 15th in many key territories. Its release prompted Tilllate Magazine to say its “sonic explorations went into every conceivable angle” & that the album was “energetic” & “exhilarating”. DJ Mag said “it guides (the listener) through dreamy ambient, downbeat chords, fist-pumping prog, house and trance, as well as the odd skipping breakbeat” and went on to say “it’s hard to see why you won’t completely adore this”.

On April the 1st, 2011 the album’s remix edition was released. It included track remakes from heavyweights including Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate & Super8 & Tab as well as core Coldharbour artists like Tucandeo, Mr Pit and Mike Foyle. The remix edition was joined by Schulz’s first DVD release in May ‘11, which documented his ‘Do You Dream?’ world tour.

Markus Schulz presents Dakota:

Markus has only made rare use of pseudonyms throughout his career – seeing them only as valuable if they represented an outlet for something other than his ‘regular’ material. At the turn of the millennium he released 3 tracks (‘Swirl’, ‘Frozen’ & ‘Lost in Brixton’) under the Dakota alias.

Over time the tracks became first points of contact for many new fans.

In 2009 Schulz paid dues to that by resurrecting the guise, recalibrating its sound and directed his attentions to a whole album of material. ‘Thoughts Become Things’ was the result and it became a route diversion that branched out to embrace techno, house and other sub-genres.

It swelled both Schulz’s fanbase and the range of DJ support for his music. The album justified 7 single releases that have included particular fan-favourites ‘Chinook’, ‘Johnny the Fox’, ‘Koolhaus’ & ‘Mr Cappuccino’. Such was its success in July of 2011 he followed it up with the sequel – ‘Thoughts Become Things II’. Giving it their prized Album of the Month award, MIXMAG said “With ‘Thoughts II’ Schulz’s Dakota guise could be about to take centrestage”, while DJ Mag said it contained “lush riffs at a housier tempo” and was “epic stuff”. To date it has spawned 5 singles, ‘Sinners’, ‘Sleepwalkers’, Katowice’ and the AA ‘In A Green Valley’/’Saints’.

The Global DJ Broadcast show:

Now in its tenth year Schulz’s GDJB has continued to be a beacon for an always-growing throng of trance & progressive dance fans. Having begun life on Miami’s Party 93.1 station, it is now broadcast through DI.fm and Sirius/XM satellite, the Global DJ Broadcast site and over 50 other FM stations around the planet.

Based on a regular format, the first show of each month is a two hour long mix from one of Schulz’s rolling World Tour gigs – ones that have of late included Medellin, Columbia, St Petersberg, Russia & Amnesia in Ibiza. Subsequent shows in the month feature Markus mixing his broad-span pick of the current electronic dance music best for an hour (which includes the forum-voted Global Selection track of the week) followed by guest mixes from both established and up-and-coming DJs.

Markus Schulz – The City Albums:

Markus is also responsible for one of the longest running and most respected compilation album series in trance history.

Kicking off in 2005 in Miami, its city-hopping concept has subsequently landed in Ibiza in ’06, Amsterdam in ’08 & Toronto in ’09. In 2010 it homed in on Las Vegas (for an album that Mixmag said: “managed the rarity of living up to the hype” and “ranked as his best yet”) and in February 2011 it returned to Europe to focus on Prague.

Providing a microcosmic view of his sound, the albums have become cornerstones for fans CD & mp3 collections, with each new travelogue edition bringing in a fresh wave of supporters. Notably, the Amsterdam ’08 release was nominated for an IDMA award for Best Full Length DJ Mix (in the same year that Markus took home the trophy for Best American DJ).

Remixes:

Markus started his remix career in the early 90s with a 30-strong volley of high-profile reworks.

Over the course of the decade he re-tooled the production works of Euro dominators like The Real McCoy & Technotronic, house masters & divas including Armand van Helden & Liz Torres, legendary Nineties icons RuPaul, Bette Midler & Sandra Bernhard and fully-fledged A-listers like Madonna (on Love Don’t Live Here Anymore).

As the Millennium arrived he began to work on deeper, more intrinsically electronic dance fare… In 2000 he remixed trance innovator Pablo Gargano’s ‘Absolution’, PQM’s Renaissance classic ‘The Flying Song’ and Fatboy Slim’s ‘Sunset (Bird of Prey). Satisfied that he’d found the right dance strata to focus on Markus has gone on to rewire tracks by Oceanlab, Motorcycle, Dance 2 Trance, Cosmic Gate, Nalin & Kane, Kyau & Albert, John O’Callaghan, & Space Manoeuvres amongst many, many others.

Prepared by Tim Stark.
http://www.starkprofilespr.co.uk

— From ResidentAdvisor.net

2. The Mayans Are Coming Back by Future Disciple from The Mayans Are Coming Back/Gold Sweepers on Perfecto Fluoro.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

3. Making Friends by Friends of Mayday on Kontor Records.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

4. Calipso by DRYM from A State of Trance 2015 on Armada Music Bundles.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal
DRYM is Andrey Krutikov and Yurii Vazhkyi of Kiev, Ukraine.

DRYM duo (ex-Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight) created by two guys who follow their dreams. Known best for successful singles like Silhouette, Stole The Sun, Athena which were included to famous compilations (A Sate Of Trance, Universal Religion and more).
Silhouette was chosen by Armin van Buuren himself as track #3 in best of 2013 chart and got place #9 in ASOT radio top 20 voted by worldwide audience.
DRYM releases doing well in Beatport charts on top positions and played around the world by greatest DJ’s like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Hardwell, Nicky Romero.
Guys got massive experience at festivals like Global Gathering, Godskitchen, Armada Night and many more.

— From Soundcloud.com

5. The Truth We Can’t Escape by Dawn from A State of Trance 2015 on Armada Music Bundles.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

 

6. Rhythm Control by Cosway from Automagic on Alex Tronic Records.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

7. Human Survivors (Club Mix) by Global Experience on Black Hole Recordings.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

8. Atlas by Eximinds & Yan Space from A State Of Trance 2015 on Armada Music Bundles.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

Eximinds is Alexander Zhukov and Dmitry Momzikov of Moscow, Russia.
Russian duo Eximinds have quickly emerged from the massive pool of EDM talent over the last few years, carving a name for themselves in trance and progressive. While Eximinds has existed for several years as a musical experiment with various members, only in recent times under the tutelage of current members Alexander Zhukov and Dmitry Momzikov has the musical collective started to really take shape and gain the attention of EDM’s elite.
Eximinds met in an online music forum in 2009. After determining that they both had a shared passion for trance and technical skill, the two teamed up and immediately started producing, notable tracks soon followed in 2010. Their hard work quickly paid off when they signed an exclusive deal with Enhanced Music in the same year.
The first single was released soon after they formed the alias Eximinds, titled ‘Afterlight/Forever Love’. It became an instant hit which opened the flood gates of opportunity. Eximinds remix of ‘Forsheez’ by D-MAD gained notoriety after being featured on several compilations, receiving support from many of the industry’s heavy hitting DJs, including the legendary Armin van Buuren.
Since then, this exciting duo have released superb reworks for Paul Oakenfold, Ronski Speed, Aly & Fila, and fellow Russian producers Bobina, Moonbeam, and Alexander Popov. The duo once again hit the winning formula when on remix duty for Alexander Popov’s ‘When The Sun’, marking their first appearance as a ‘Tune of The Week’ on A State of Trance. Whilst also featuring on the A State of Trance 2012 mix compilation.
Perhaps their most notable remix was The Thrillseekers ft. Fisher’s ‘Angel.’ The remix received critical acclaim from both DJ Mag and Mixmag, the latter crowning the remix as ‘Trance Tune of The Month’ (July 2012 issue) — an accomplishment coveted by the most renowned of artists.
In the last twelve months we have seen a real rise in prominence for the duo releasing a flurry of tracks on Anjunabeats, Armada, Enhanced and Garuda such as ‘Revolved’ ‘Euphoria’, ‘Mainbeat’, ‘Ganesa’ and ‘Phoenix’. Whilst also managing to find time to remix the likes of Armada label-head Armin van Buuren and Omnia.
Early on in 2014 with ‘Phoenix’ already under their belts, a place on the line up at A State of Trance #650 Utrecht complete, added to the upcoming track titled ‘Helena’ receiving airplay by Armin van Buuren at numerous ASOT parties across the globe. One thing is certain Russia may be cold but Eximinds are so hot right now!

9. Turn It Around (Ultra 2015 Instrumental Edit) by Dubvision on Spinnin Records.

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal

The name DubVision may sound familiar. You’ve probably heard it in combination with All By Myself; The track that is being played everywhere and by everyone at the moment, popular because of DubVision’s signature sound; a combination of emotional, euphoric and organic influencens all merging into one ‘in your face, hands in the air’ style of music.

DubVision (part of the Spinnin Records Family) first release called “All By Myself” on the main Spinnin imprint created a huge buzz. It was played on several radio shows (including Pete Tong’s essential selection, Tiesto’s Clublife, David Guetta’s F*ck Me I’m Famous and Afrojack & Bobby Burns’ Jacked)
When the track was finally released it went straight up to #8 in the Progressive House chart on Beatport and #25 overall. The track got (and is still getting) a lot of support from the likes of Swedish House Maffia, Tiesto, Afrojack, David Guetta, Thomas Gold, Sander van Doorn to name a few.

Victor Leicher, born in 1989 and Stephan Leicher, born in 1981, together make up the Dutch DJ and Producing Duo called DubVision.
It wasn’t that the two brothers got their musical experience from their parents, but they were ‘forced’ to play at least one instrument for 3 years while growing up. Now they are glad they had to, because it suits them really well. They played the piano for more then 7 years, from classic to jazz and from blues to funk. Growing up in different countries, led to musical influences from different cultures.

At an early age Victor started experimenting with electronic music, using all sorts of computer programs. After seeing his little brother producing some strong beats, Steve got interested and the two decided to team up. This was such a success that they started producing music on a daily basis. After a while they came up with the name: DubVision

The passion for music leads to great tracks and they get a lot of support at the moment. The guys live only for one thing: Getting a crowd totally jacked-up on their tunes.

Remember the name, cause you’ll be hearing it a lot!

— From Soundcloud.com.


 

DJ Mongo Presents DJ Rascal’s Deep Waves

Deep House, Trance, & DJ Rascal
DJ Rascal of Ibiza, Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who wont anymore, and who always will. So don’t worry about the people from your past, there’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future”
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Rascal, DJ Rascal, Rascal Records are international trademarks. ™ ®
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© 2000-2011 Rascal Records ™ Ltd. All rights reserved. Trademark and copyright notice
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DJ Rascal from France is one of the most succesful French DJ’s of the 90’s….
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10 times DMC DJ finalist 1988-2000
Vice European DJ Champion 1989
Luxembourg DJ Champion 1988
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DJ Rascal … A Living Legend ♔
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DJ Rascal was one of the most emblematic DJ’s of his generation and one of the most successful technically in France during the closing decades of the 20th Century. In 1988 he became Luxembourg Champion and Vice European champion next year in 1989, and then participated in the DMC technical Championship French final for the world championships no fewer than than 10 times between 1987 and 2000.

He was also a pioneer in many areas of DJing. He invented the concept of boy band turntablism (team scratching concept) in 1990 with a first show at the Hourtin military base (France) a full year before the first appearance of Q-Bert in a U.S. TV show in 1991. Though Q-bert is remembered as the inventor of that style, he is not and it is time to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s.

DJ Rascal was also one of the first to self-produce an After Hip-Hop & New Jack mixtape on Cd in 1997-98. Up until then K7 had been the dominant format employed. The production of a 24 minute mix After Hip-Hop composed solely of breakbeats, intros, interludes and scratching helped to bring a unique atmosphere to the scene at that time.

But above all, his greatest strength is his ability to adapt to any type of music programming as well as animation shows. His 30 years of experience spinning in clubs, with and without micro-animation, combined with his sharp festive programming, and impeccable technique, make of him a complete DJ able to play any style – House, Techno, Lounge, Chillout, Acid Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco, Rap / Hip-Hop, R’n’B, French or international variety, etc.

It would take too much space here to review the career of DJ Rascal in full, but if we were to summarize a few highlights, then we would certainly keep in mind the hundreds of scratch demonstration shows, concerts, entertainment & nightlife clubs in France, Belgium, Luxembourg , Spain, Switzerland, etc. There were also countless radio and TV shows, not to mention that he was one of the pioneers of Hip-Hop and DJing in the late 80’s along with DJs such as DJ Dee-Nasty. He helped democratize Hip-Hop and the art of DJing in France with MC’s including Destroy Man and Johnny Go, Lionel D, as well as others too numerous to name.

He is considered as one of the most respected DJ’s of his time.
Still, his story is not finished … DJ Rascal plays on, and will continue to do so as we dream into the future.

Thanks for the support !
DJ Rascal. Peace…

— From Soundcloud.com.

 

TitleArtistReleaseLabelGenreTime
In The MoodPhil WeeksIn The MoodRobsoul RecordingsDeep House5:47
Shake!Markus NikolaiShake!PerlonHouse, Tech House6:10
Dema (Lars Behrenroth Deeper Shades Remix)Jay Tripwire feat. Bodhi SatvaDema (Lars Behrenroth & Delano Smith Remixes)GroovelandDeep House8:31
U O Me (Dub Mix)Paolo RoccoU O Me (Dub Mix)Sharivari RecordsDeep House6:54
It's All About You (Rishi K Remix)SOL Element, Dimi StuffIt's All About You - RemixesPerception MusicDeep House8:04
Caution You feat. Wayne Tennant (Dub Mix)Paolo RoccoCaution YouGet Physical MusicDeep House5:45
Wipe Ur MouthDemarkus LewisTanztagebuch, Vol. 3DoppelgangerDeep House6:43
The Rescue (Demarkus Lewis Remix)IllyusIllyus 'The Rescue/2 See' Includes Demarkus Lewis RemixTronicsoleDeep House6:11
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