Kontakt 91: In The Groove - April Podcast
May 18, 2016 01:07 PM PDT
April was a wild month for me. I found myself at some festivals I never would have expected to go to. My eyes were opened to a lot of things I never saw before, and so were my ears. Well, the things I heard aren't represented in this month's podcast, I was a lot more willing to try mixing it up than usual. My life is still in a pretty big state of flux from last month, things are changing that aren't under my control. A few months from now, my schedule and routes are going to be a lot different from how they have been. Some people fear change, and it's easy to be afraid, but the music guides me. If I keep coming across awesome tunes to throw down creatively, if the music is still inspiring me, I have confidence that I am making the right decisions. So in conclusion, life gets weird sometimes, but it's all ok as long as you are in the groove.
By the way, tune in to http://nsbradio.co.uk/ for your breakbeat fix! My guest mix will be going up for Fonik's show later in May
1. T.Power - Fuzzy Logic vs. The Crystal Method - Blood Rave (BETA ReWorK) (Kontakt Mashup) + Intro Loops
April 25, 2016 05:24 PM PDT
I've been wanting to put down some breaks mixes along these lines for a long time. Never got in to spinning the progressive trancey style of breaks, but its definitely my favorite to listen to. Pretty surprisingly, this style of breaks has been making a big comeback over the last couple years. Some of the new tracks out you cant even tell weren't made in the late 1990's.
I hope this mix gives you endless listening pleasure. Hybrid turned me on to this style when I was in highschool and I can still listen to Wide Angle 10 times in a row without getting tired of it.
1. Mechanical Pressure - Pure Mind
March 23, 2016 02:01 PM PDT
A few years ago I was on tour hitting Hawaii hard, and I was really happy to have scored a gig at the legendary After-hours spot Asylum. I got the gig because I am a producer, not just a DJ, so I was really pleased to be able to throw down a set consisting of mostly tracks I produced, and other tracks that inspired me. I haven't put out another album yet, but since then I have been working bit by bit on another super cool house album that my opening track of this set will be on.
I hope you really love this great set from a magical tour I was on a few years go, that took me half way around the world.
1. Tony Allen - Asiko (Kontakt Remix)
February 16, 2016 07:09 PM PST
It's been a warm winter. Finally though, I got some real snow, some real cold, and some real motivation to finish up this mix i work on all year. It's arrived - the Winter Kontakt Trance Throwdown. Get your bodies movin to this set before you turn in to a meat popsicle.
This years mix came out a lot different than I expected. The tracks are hot pulsing for the most part, powerful electro basslines dominating the mix and a full 10 bpm range. I pushed some tracks to the edge of their comfort zones.
A few international tour dates are upcoming!
1. Tube & Berger & in.deed - Highness
January 30, 2016 05:02 PM PST
Here is a fresh set thrown down with some new stuff and some old stuff, some recent and a couple I had planned to hold back for a while.
Things got wild at this private New Years party I had with friends in Virginia.
I had an awesome time throwing down pretty much whatever I felt like.
So this month the story is short, and the mix is sweet.
1. Pryda vs Celeda - Underground Is Armed (Peter Brown Bootleg 2007)
December 15, 2015 07:56 PM PST
So proud to have finally unleashed the energy I've been holding in for Carpe Noctem for the last few years. This party was so long awaited, and came together so awesomely, it was unbelievable. Altered States crew nailed it hard on this party that went past 6 am. Super underground, super weird, amazingly high energy. Live art, fire, freedom. It was all around amazing.
It was an awesome opportunity for me to get back in to a groove I don't often touch on, but I have a big feeling for. The more minimal, hypnotic, pulsing sound I get in to sometimes. Some call it techno, some call it house. I personally don't know what to call it, but this is a pretty solid defining mix of the groove.
I opened up for a Dirty Bird records DJ, Sacha Robotti, who is a really killer DJ with an organic grimy edge. What an experience to open for someone who plays the stuff he does. I had quite a creative license. And I exercised it well.
I tacked a closing track on to the end that I didn't have time to drop, hope you can appreciate.
On to the beats my friends...
1. Thomas Schumacher - Kickschool 79
December 11, 2015 05:10 PM PST
I know the whole Krakken thing is played out, but this one has a dual meaning. First, it was a dope pirate bar at Burning Seed in Australia, and second, it was one of my favorite words from my cross-Australia desert road trip.
October was a huge month for me. I traversed Australia by three means of transportation, hit up festivals in 2 hemispheres, made friends on far away islands, and left a trail of fat beats everywhere I went.
I dug ditches on the dancefloor and saw the most massive sunsets to date.
Enough words, heres the music.
1. Kraak & Smaak - Plastic People (Deetron dub)
Kontakt 84: Bondi Beach - September Podcast
November 25, 2015 02:49 PM PST
I found myself in Australia for quite a while after Burning Man. i hit some festivals, did a massive road trip, and camped across the country. It was wild! From living in the dirt to a condo on the beach, I really set out to experience as much of Australia as I possibly could. I basically moved there.
A big thanks to all my friends who got me gigs and places to stay.
I spent a fair amount of time in Bondi, near the legendary beach - that Fatboy Slim played massive partys at in the past. Being there was very inspiring musically because it has always been a place that in my mind went hand in hand with a certain vibe of house music.
This is that vibe.
1. Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
Kontakt 83: Live on the Laka Laka Bus During the Man Burn @ Burning Man (August 2015)
October 28, 2015 02:31 AM PDT
What a gift it was to be able to play on top of the wild camp Laka Laka bus during the man burning at Burning Man. Nothing compares for me to rocking the place while watching the gigantic fire, explosions, and fireworks of the man burning at Burning Man.
Right before my set, I was hanging out with Carl Cox inside of a giant mobile inflatable bouncy castle. We were having a moment that's for sure. His camp was right next to my bar, Rat Trap, and the people from next door had been hanging out at our place all week, more than their own. They didn't have a bar, and ours was rowdy as fuck!
The burn time was closing upon us, so I told Carl...
"Carl Cox, I'm really sorry - but I've got to go DJ on top of a bus during the burn, I hate to go but this has to happen"
He asked me where at...
Oh the joys of Burning Man~
Big shout out to my new friends at White Ocean! Thanks so much for making me feel like a part of your family
Anyway - the set went down kinda like this
1. Something Good - 1.28 AM
Kontakt 82: The Wayback (July Podcast)
August 21, 2015 11:57 PM PDT
Wow - Florida was BANGIN this month! From oldskool to nu-skool, the breaks were flowing heavy! So many legends out every weekend, throwing down the real deal. madness. Favorites back to back. Legendary lineups. All just another weekend in central Florida. Tampa is big back on the map now and Orlando is kickin it up a notch. Everyone knows breaks are going to blow up big. It's just a matter of waiting. Shit we might wait forever but the music is primo right now and that's what really matters, right?
I heard so much amazing new material in the last month, that I had to do a throwback set full of some of my inspirations to be a producer and DJ.
All of these tracks bring back awesome dancefloor memories.
Plus Dave London, Rob E, and some other crazy fools were dropping new remixes of old skool jams that really brought back the vibes.
Back in LA now, prepping for Burning Man, Florida isnt just a memory. I'm taking it to the desert with me.
Big ups to Dave London, TJ Fonik, Mazor Promotions, Love & Light, and Sharaz for making so much, including this podcast, possible!
1. DJ Icey - Land Of Boom
A fresh & funky mix of House, Electro, & Breakbeat mixed live from coast to coast in the Mojave Desert, Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man, and well where else is there anyway?? The Kontakt Recordings monthly podcast features tracks smashing dancefloors all over the country and ones that will soon enough...
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Founder of Army Collective Records and Kontakt Recordings. Born in NYC, currently based out of Orlando and LA. Kontakt spins a mix of break beats, electro, and house all in to one big mess. It doesn't matter how many years of this or that someone has under their belt, how many releases, or what number they are on the DJ List. It's about bringing the energy down on the party, and making it go off! Kontakt's been around long enough to know how to get it on, and then some. A night out is an experience, it needs to be crafted by an expert from all angles to be the best night of your life. The DJ is one of those essential elements. And this is one of those essential DJ's. Download some mixes, mashups, and drop a note. Don't miss out, you only live once ; )
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