Posts Tagged ‘progressive’

This mixtape was recorded live at Bar Tapa (Turnhout) during the weekend before my actual gig at Overdose, the official afterparty of the Antwerp On Stage 2011 festival hosted this time by TK Projects (Stereo). The place to be that Wednesday night was Publik, a small club near De Stadswaag in Antwerp and formerly known as De Cinema. As a member of the new Stereo Sound System deejay collective, I played back 2 back with Myno and Dimystic. Prinz (Café d’Anvers, Push It Records) and Supreems (Blast Your Ghetto) were spinning the decks as well. Our first public performance as Stereo Sound System had to be some sort of an eyecatcher. We dressed up in black ties, black trousers and white shirts. Even without the black sunglasses, we were looking just like the main characters in Quentin Tarantino’s cult movie, Reservoir Dogs.

Recently I’ve started buying music online, because you just can’t find everything exclusively on cd anymore. Buying single digital tracks is also more efficient and less expensive than looking for a good album or collection in a regular record store. Nevertheless I’ll never quit buying cd’s, because I like the sound, the artwork, the physical touch and the apparent endless search for that ultimate cd on a Saturday afternoon in your favourite record store. It might sound stupid, but I’m pretty sure every vinyl junkie or any music addict out there will agree with me.

Most of this mixtape’s tracks come from Beatport, today’s biggest online store for various electronic music. It starts rather deep with some Soul Migrantz tracks and remixes. In the middle it sounds more tech and by the end it evolves into real progressive sounds from Trentemøller and a new upcoming Belgian talent, Leesa. Based in Gent, I saw her performing last year at Play & Produce 2010 (see also my previous blog post). She won various contests, signed at Atmosphere Records and recently released her first EP’s: Dinosaur and Au Revoir Mon Coeur. Full of talent, both as a deejay and producer, I’m pretty sure she’s going to hit the charts soon. She can count on my full support, wishing her all the best and a successful career in music business.

Yesterday I went to another edition of Sneaker Freaks, a popular party concept by Tom Smeyers (Solano, Guesthouse Music) at De Firma in Geel for the love of funky-deep-chicago-jazzy-westcoast house music. It was a special night, because Tom was celebrating his 29th birthday and had invited some special guests: Raoul Belmans (Swirl People, Aroma Records) and Soul Migrantz (Calling Chicago, N.E.W.S.). I had a great time and want others to enjoy the same positive vibes. Therefore I’ve called this mixtape I love Sneaker Freaks.

Sneaker Freaks

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It all began back in 2003 with a great gig of Marko at MusiCafé while studying in Leuven. Later on I discovered his "Marko on Sundays" compilations released under the N.E.W.S. Records label. These little gems of progressive house music convinced me to create a new mix of only the most funky, dirty and deep underground tunes. The last compilation already dates from 2005, but still it sounds like it could have been released yesterday. This proves the timelessness of Marko’s musical flavour as both a DJ and artist.
 
His biography only confirms what has been stated before:
 
For the past 14 years Marko has been the resident DJ for the legendary "La Rocca on Sunday" nights at La Rocca Ballroom in Lier which is a quite remarkable achievement. He has been called a specialist by some and ‘middle of the road’ by others, but everyone agrees: Marko has got real talent and he is a true professional. For years his name appeared in the Belgian top 10 DJ’s readers poll of dance music magazine "Outsoon". In 2004 he was also voted "Best Belgian Progressive DJ". His main source of energy comes directly from the dance floor. Its feedback drives him on. He’s a master in picking up its vibe and guiding it into his sets. An amazing collection of vinyl helps him to create an incredible atmosphere among the party crowd.
 
The following tracks were carefully selected and mixed:
 
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2001"
  1.  The Base Boys – The Base 80’s  

La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2002"

  1. Drumguru – Jaguar Car
  2. The Sanctuary – Ilk
  3. Alexander Church – Welcome to my world (Mark Wheawill Remix) 
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2003"
  1. Bombdogs – I can’t explain
  2. Pashka – Life is hard
  3. Sodex – Move me (Roman Salzger Night Liner Remix)
  4. Kwirky – Jesus or The Devil (Freeloader Mix)
  5. DJ Linus – Temper
  6. Parisi & Delvino – Sonic Fuel (Nico Parisi Remix)  
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2004"
  1. Only Freak – Tiny Forces (Jimpster’s House Dub)
  2. Habersham & Numinous – Leaving Tifton (Original Mix)
  3. Phunk Electric feat. P.T. – Red Hot (Elettro Mix)
  4. TDR – Plique  
La Rocca "Marko on Sundays 2005" 
  1. Ty Tek – Dirty Fusion
  2. Marc O’ Tool – Gear 3
  3. Les Schmitz & Oliver Schmitz feat. Rookstar – Let’s bring it back (3PM Mix)
  4. Criss Source – Hugs ‘n’ Kisses
    DJ Rooster & Sammy Peralta – Bass in your face (Robbie Rivera’s Acapella)
  5. Mooncat feat. Azeem – U got me (Dragon Dub)
  6. Wharehouse – Music Muscle
This is the complete playlist of my I love Marko on Sundays set:
  1. The Base Boys – The Base 80’s
  2. The Sanctuary – Ilk
  3. Sodex – Move me (Roman Salzger Night Liner Remix)
  4. Alexander Church – Welcome to my world (Mark Wheawill Remix)
  5. DJ Linus – Temper
  6. Drumguru – Jaguar Car
  7. Bombdogs – I can’t explain
  8. Only Freak – Tiny Forces (Jimpster’s House Dub)
  9. Kwirky – Jesus or The Devil (Freeloader Mix)
  10. Habersham & Numinous – Leaving Tifton (Original Mix)
  11. Pashka – Life is hard
  12. TDR – Plique
  13. Parisi & Delvino – Sonic Fuel (Nico Parisi Remix)
  14. Phunk Electric feat. P.T. – Red Hot (Elettro Mix)
  15. Les Schmitz & Oliver Schmitz feat. Rookstar – Let’s bring it back (3PM Mix)
  16. Marc O’ Tool – Gear 3
  17. Criss Source – Hugs ‘n’ Kisses
    DJ Rooster & Sammy Peralta – Bass in your face (Robbie Rivera’s Acapella)
  18. Mooncat feat. Azeem – U got me (Dragon Dub)
  19. Ty Tek – Dirty Fusion
  20. Wharehouse – Music Muscle
If you’re not convinced by now, then you should visit La Rocca on a Sunday night when Marko spins the decks and you’ll know what I mean. In the meanwhile you can always download my set and have an early experience with your own ears. I’m sure you’ll want to get out and party all night long after listening to these progressive sounds. Don’t say that I haven’t warned you!
 
   

Happy New Year 2008

Posted: January 3, 2008 in Event, Music
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Wishing you all the best for 2008! I’ll continue to provide you with the latest electro and progressive house tracks in the mix. Last week we made some fresh DAVE CANTO vs Dimsel mixtapes. It was a great warming-up for the New Years Party "Dirty Dancing" @ Club 1900 in Turnhout. Don’t forget to sign the guestbook!

I love House

Posted: October 14, 2007 in Mixtape, Music
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Another demo of DAVE CANTO vs Dimsel is available for download. We keep on spinning the best electro and progressive house tunes. Listen to our groovy beats and give us your feedback!

New DJ Demo added

Posted: October 7, 2007 in Mixtape, Music
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Last Friday my friend Dimitri came by and we recorded our first back 2 back deejay set. Download our demo mix here and hear for yourself. In the future we will provide more demos of DAVE CANTO vs Dimsel. So watch out and don’t forget to check my space regularly. Feel free to post your personal comments on this set. Your feedback is really welcome! Peace!