Kontakt 75: Its Been A While - December Podcast
January 18, 2015 05:10 PM PST
Here it is! The long awaited, annual Winter Trance Throwdown! Youve got to dance faster and harder to keep toasty this time of year where I am from. Not where I usually spend my winters... but that's where I'm from... It's been a warm and also very cold winter so far for me. It wasn't all that cold in Italy and Florida but up here near NYC, it has been. Global warming at the dawn of another Ice Age is really mixin it up!
I've been travelling a lot and hearing a lot of different kinds of music lately. I also have my laptop back up and running so I can at least attempt to catch up on time and get my podcasts out end of the month. So this one is only 3 weeks late. Partly because I put a lot of time in to finding the tracks and getting decent copies of hard to find tunes, and also partly because I've been working really hard lately and spend my free time playing video games instead of working on music.
But I found the time to get a head start on two more months of music, and also put together this amazing trance mix for everyone to enjoy this winter with some hot spiced cider or cocoa whatever is your bag. I'm more of a cider kind of guy.
Enjoy the mix and STAY WARM!
1. Ben Brown - City Streets (Kris B & Nosmo Remix)
December 10, 2014 09:11 PM PST
I'm pretty pissed off. Podcast is almost 2 weeks late, and it's not even the podcast I had planned. Guest mix here is from a side project where I am DJ PCP of The B.D.C. rap group (Black Diamond Crystal Crew). This set is pure Kontakt With Attitude.
Fuck your tracklist. People loved this set.Kontakt 73: Outta The System - October Podcast
October 31, 2014 04:15 AM PDT
Wow what an insane month I've had in Los Angeles. I'm not supposed to be on this coast right now, but the West has proven itself to be the best for me once again. Back to back to back weekends with no end in sight, every one a classic one to remember. Sometimes things don't go as planned, but you learn later it was all part of a greater plan. To party constantly and dance for hours until the sun comes up.
The podcast this month is an old mix I did back in 2009 for myself to explore current music and make connections to classic rave and oldskool hardkore jams. I re-edited the mix, remastered it, and changed it up a little for this month's edition.
I want to thank all the raver heads out in Los Angeles and around the country that I met in the last month. it's been really refreshing to be around people I feel like I'm family with. I'm pretty weird so I don't get that much!
1. Phantom vs. Ursula 1000 - Zombie Abyss (Kontakt's Festering Mashup)
September 30, 2014 09:33 PM PDT
What can I say about this night? It was totally amazing opening up for the man who turned my ears on to House almost 8 years ago. D:Fuse changed my life! It was a huge, huge honor to set up the floor for him at Feelin Saucey. I waited years for this moment... It was worth it. Sharing smiles with someone I look up to so much for his great music and live act skills behind the decks was something I'll never forget. Can't wait to do it again!
It was really great to play in a warehouse again. It's been a while! So I opened up pretty strong with a bunch of my exclusive mashups and twisted house bangers. Mission Control is an awesome space for a party!
Recorded live @ Mission Control in Los Angeles.
1. H Man vs. Fatboy Slim - What The Manga (Kontakt's 2.5 Month Mashup)
September 18, 2014 07:10 PM PDT
Here it is, super late and just in time to be replaced by another live mix from my gig with D:Fuse next weekend!
But to keep with my consistency and the spirit of the podcast, the mix is now up!
Burning Man was insane as usual! Heres some flava from my sets out in the dust this year
1. Drumattic Twins - Crazy Love (Peo De Pitte 2010 Disco Edit)
August 01, 2014 11:26 PM PDT
I did a nice road trip from New York to Florida and then over to Texas over the course of about a month and a half. From there I hopped in a plane and flew off to L.A. It was a great drive and I got to see a lot of people I don't usually get to see.
I can't really say much about how much the Dallas area loves dance music, but I can say that my time there really helped me get ready for how different the music is on the West Coast from the East Coast.
No news really - getting ready for Burning Man again and have some crazy gigs lined up! Really excited to rock it once again, for the 5th year in a row. Bringing out a pretty big sound system myself too this time. Half the size of Duck Pond. Next year, it will be just as big
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1. Geon & The Brainkiller - Live Plastic (The Brainkiller Remix)
Kontakt 69: Booty Sweat - June Podcast
June 30, 2014 08:26 PM PDT
WOW. Podcast 69. Definitely should do something special for this one. Like something with XXX rating and copious amounts of Booty, Ass, and Titties... It shall be done! After the last few months back in Florida only one thing made sense to me for #69, and that's what I threw together here for you to hear. There could be more booty in it but I still had to keep it along the lines of the music that I actually would play out, so its phresh and funky but has moar bass than your average Point of Kontakt.
This month totally vibes with the high 90's temperatures and high 90's humidity percentage in Florida right now. Booty Sweat is absolutely inevitable. It's all pretty self explanatory. Infused with booty, ass, sweat, titties, jiggles, dolla billz, gol chaynz, and reemz - this month will make your booty sweat. A funky breakz podcast with a juicy ass in the center.
Thanks again to all the DJ's worldwide dropping the funky florida beats!
Recorded live in booty sweatin Orlando, FL
1. Beta - Mad Rhythm
Kontakt 68: The Source - May Podcast
May 31, 2014 09:41 PM PDT
This month is numbered at 68. I know I skipped a month. Some time back in 2010 I screwed up my numbering and I didn't realize it until just last month. Uploading all these old podcasts to mixcloud forced me to get things done properly. There is no phantom podcast anymore!!!
This month is a break beat mix I did on 12" back in 2008. It was pretty retro then and even more retro now!
Since I'm 2 months in to the breakz right now I figured its a great time to share this with everyone. It is full of smashing tracks that you will pretty much never get to hear anywhere, especially nowdays.
A lot of the tracks I got from Agent K in a big stack of vinyls I picked up from him in 2007. Awesome DJ / Producer from Tampa. If you don't know who he is, look him up and check out his tracks, he is still putting them out today and they are wicked
No track list on this one, you couldn't find most of them to download anyway. 12" only!!!
Expect more direct from Florida coming next month - 1<3
Kontakt 66: East Side West Side - April Podcast
April 29, 2014 07:21 PM PDT
Not much new this month. Been back in the studio working on edits and mash ups. I'm hoping to get in the mood to put some serious time in to make a new album. I've been talking about doing that for two years now and I haven't though. It's possible it never happens. But it's also possible it happens very soon. Only time will tell! I've been super motivated lately so that's a plus. Check out the mix full of mashups edits and bonus material
As always you can dig up tons more HIGH-BITRATE material on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/kontakt-recordings
And I'm still working on slowly uploading my podcast backlog to mixcloud at http://www.mixcloud.com/KontaktRecordings2/
1. Colombo - Classic Approach
Kontakt 65: In Too Deep - March Podcast
March 31, 2014 05:14 PM PDT
Back in Orlando! Yeah it's been way, way too long. The breakz have definitely kept super fresh in my absence, that's for sure. Shout outs to the Fundamental Breakz Collective, NLP, and Underground Sound for doing such a good job of keeping Orlando alive for so long! Even on Thursday nights you can go out and hear sick beats somewhere for cheap or even free, spun by LEGENDS.
The last month has been really great for me musically. If you didn't already know, when I started off spinning on 12", it was Florida Breakz - so this is like a trip back to my roots for me. I have been connecting with some of the producers I have't talked to before which is really nice. Being in Orlando, I've been a magnet for sick break beats lately. That and friendly Disney employees. I haven't put much time in to following breakz in a while because i haven't been playing events they would fit with, or even going to them. It didn't take very long to drown myself in this sick music as soon as I planted my feet on the ground in Orlando.
I'm totally on the breakz tip now and I'll be spending a decent amount of time in Florida this year so - expect lots more where this came from.
1. Guau - No Cheese No Music
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...
Fresh, but not too fresh, we keep it funky with classic gems and old tracks that still keep up with the times.
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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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