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Mixed by Timo Maas
01. Okain – Scream (Nina Kraviz Remix)
02. Homework – The rules of hip
03. Tribal Trumpet – Santos Edit
04. Johnny D. – Trivia Mango
05. Alex D`Elia – Didascalia (Maetrik Remix)
06. Timo Maas – Kick1Kick3
07. Mutant Roma – Rebel
08. Santos – Sinus Disco
German club veteran Timo Maas is a master of reinvention. Emerging during the excess of trance’s heyday in the late ‘90s with his self-labelled “Wet & Hard” style that fused techno, progressive house and funk in a rivetingly futuristic manner, he quickly became the remixer du jour for both the club underground and the commercial big leagues. Paul Oakenfold signed up his debut album Loud for his Perfecto imprint – a modern classic that effortlessly bridged accessibility and raw dancefloor sleaze from electro to breaks to tech and hip-hop – with his second album Pictures sharing a label with the likes of Muse and Garbage. And let’s not forget that “Dooms Night” remix of Azzido Da Bass which went on to inspire a generation of LFO-loving dubstep and bass producers. After a hiatus of a couple of years, he cast aside his chart-breaking fame and re-embraced his old love of techno, teaming up with Italy’s Santos in the studio and becoming a stalwart of Sven Väth’s scene-leading Cocoon Recordings, smashing everyone’s preconceptions of his work wide open. This period of resurrection saw the duo team under the banner of Mutant Clan, again breaking down musical barriers and giving the world their warped version of techno.
He’s a musician who will succeed at whatever he puts his hand to, and his next move is always highly anticipated. Behind the decks, he packs one of the hardest punches around, pulling you inside his hypnotic world and creating sets that live, breath and thump as one cohesive, gargantuan entity. So dedicated is he to his craft that he’s built a club on his own land – a Funktion One-packed barn next to his farmhouse in Germany where he rigorously tests out his newest productions and finds. Only a DJ and producer as innovative, technically brilliant and downright loveable could be worthy of an undertaking as prestigious and lauded as the mixing of a Balance compilation. This is Maas’ first official compilation in 9 years.
01. George Benson – Love X Love (KoKo Southport Edit)
02. DJ Deep Feat.Oliver Portel – Inner Peace
03. Judy Watley – Saturday Night Experience (Shelter Vocal)
04. Klein & MBO- Dirty Talk 92 Version
05. Slick – Space Bass
06. Manzel – It’s Over Now (MAW Remix)
07. Blm & Pawas – Waiting Game
08. Bobby O’donnell & Annie Errez – The Voices
09. DJ Steaw – Kolakola
10. AlexDolby &Giorgio Roma – Viola
Mixed by DJ Carter Van Pelt
01. Dennis Brown – Whip Them Jah Jah
02. The President Man – Shorty
03. Tony Tough & The Soundemension – Love Light Shining
04. Tony Tuff – Deliver Me
05. Tony Tuff – Run Come Come
06. Leadus Father – African Brothers
07. Righteous Kingdom – African Brothers
08. Johnny Clarke – African Roots
09. Hugh Mundell – Don’t Stay Away Too Long
10. I Roy – African Heardsman
Mixed by Takaya Nagase
01. Black Uhuru – Darkness.Dubness
02. Phenomenal Handclap Band – Testimony
03. Supermax – Dance,Dance,Dance
04. Began Cekic & Fred Zarr – Burning Hot
05. Gwen Guthrie – Hopscotch
06. Serious Intention – You Don’t Know
07. Aleem – Release Yourself
08. Ability II – Pressure Dub
09. Toshiyuki Goto – Reminiscence
10. Kuniyuki – Mr. Night Forest
Because of technical difficulty, we had noise over first 4 tracks,
we upload the mix only after track 4. Sorry Takaya and his music lovers.
Photo by Najib Aschrafzai
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SESSION 666: GOOD RECORDS – Doc Delay
SESSION 665: MOMUSICMOLIFE – Asahi Suzuki
SESSION 664: GOOD RECORDS – Jonny Paychek
SESSION 663: EVENT SESSION – DJ Spun
Rahaan has been dropping disco and funky house beats to retro music heads since the 80’s when he and his friends use to dance at the best house parties in Chicago – Rahaan’s home state and most importantly, the place which gave birth to House music.
Playing at house parties in Chicago obviously done Rahaan some good, as he is now a successful DJ and music producer in his own right. He recently released Rahaan Edits Vol. 1 and 2 in 2008/9 on Stillove4music record label as well as putting out some remixes on the KAT record label.
Rahaan has released numerous mixes on various websites such as Deep House and Bring The Heat, which gained him attention from other record labels and music lovers across the world. His performances have included the Southport Weekender, Northern Soul and Bring The Heat parties, which you can view on the website.
For 5 years this mysterious black-labelled “anti label” has quietly been slaying the discerning dance music enthusiasists with there releases
Whether it be obscure edits, deep house jams or underground techno, this label and their mission is to listen and play without bounderies. There’s no need for artwork when the music speaks for itself. Over the years stilove4music has released records by respected producers such as Rick Wilhite, Nick Chacona, Trickski and DJ Rahaan.In addition to introducing the world at large to Bim Marx, Bruce Ivery and BE.
The name of the label mysteriously etched into the grooves in the center says it all. love 4 the music was why this label was created and it permeates through every release. For this their 2nd loft party, stilove4music contributors Bim Marx, label founder Jerome Derradji , and Chicago’s famed international disco&vibe king RAHAAN, aim to present a party where all soulful music is celebrated and played.
DJ’s Duckcomb & Steve ShakeWell have been sharing rare grooves for since 2004. Having held various residencies and one-off’s throughout Manhattan & Brooklyn, this dynamic duo focuses on choice programming of all kinds of disco, house, and funky music. Currently, they host parties at a private loft in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn and they are proud to present this Stilove4Music showcase.
By Stephanie Murg – UnBeige
Looks from the Tokyo Fashion Festa, presented at the Fashion Institute of Technology in advance of the “Japan Fashion Now” exhibition, on view through April 2, 2011 at the Museum at FIT (Photos: UnBeige)
Whether you can distinguish a Shibuya denizen from an Akihabara type at 40 paces or still can’t quite get your head around those wide-eyed manga cuties, you’ll be fascinated by the proceedings of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Japan Fashion Now Symposium. The two-day confab, which takes place tomorrow and Friday at FIT, will delve into the astonishingly diverse sartorial world featured in the museum’s current exhibition exploring the evolution of contemporary Japanese fashion from Rei Kawakubo and the avant-garde gang to gothic-punk-Lolita styles and Cosplay. [Read More]