Mix in the Making #6

With most of the DJ scene grieving, I am posting June’s homework early. Seems like I am posting these early every month, but this time I was really going to wait. One DJ that was and is always pushing the style boundaries and reaching new places with me back when I listened to his podcast regularly and now on Soundcloud is Laidback Luke. My friend in Russia, a young doctor/student at the time made me listen to Luke later. Andrey and I met on the street after a concert in St. Petersburg where I saw DJ Gira. I followed her podcast, while she was doing that, after discovering it when I moved back to the States. Anyways, a lot of this list ends with tracks from Mixmash Records and OTW. They are effective for me right now. I rediscovered his trail while recently checking up on all my VIP DJs which you can find on this page. I guess we all have to find new ways to dig when we reach a dead end or some rut online as many of our record stores and CD shops are closing. World travelling DJs just can’t haul around a huge collection, so unless there is an alternate dimension where shops crate out a collection to mix on stage with shock absorbing record players, I don’t foresee it being beyond local niches. I’m also using my unresponsive label list, Pitchfork and radio leads. I added a book find of the month and I’ll update the links of the month section at the end for stuff to click on while your listening to other than instagrams.

Mix in the Making #6

No Mana – Someone to Erase
Camila Cabello – Never be the Same
3LAU & Said The Sky – Fire (Feat. NÉONHÈART)
Super8 & Tab – Seconds Away (feat. Sarah DeCourcy)
David Gravell – The Future
System of a Down – Hypnotize
CADE – Warning Sign
Phil:osophy – Remember
Nicky Romero & Teamworx –
Champion Sound or Nicky Romero & Florian Picasso – Only For Your Love
Nicky Romero & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero Edit)
1788-L – P U L S A R / B E A M
Tchami – Adieu (Heroless Remix)
Hardwell – Here Once Again? or We Are Legends (would be good for a real power summer exercise warm-up)
Kelsea Ballerini – Legends
Felix Cartal – Worry (Ft. Victoria Zaro)
Ghastly – Black Mamba
Taska Black – In Your Eyes (ft. Ayelle)
Gryffin – Winnebago (feat. Quinn XCII & Daniel Wilson)
Alison Wonderland – Church or Church (Naderi Remix combined with The Presets Remix)
Pryda – Stay With Me
Tom Enzy – Origins
Selecta – I Can’t Wait
Basky – Cantamos (feat. Le Prince)
iMVD – Ryuu
Shane54 – First Time (David Gravell Remix) (would be good transition from poprock to trance or house; starts strange otherwise)
Syskey – Mind Right (EXPLICIT)
BSNO & Gama – Tornado
Josh Goodwill – Armour
PBH & Jack Shizzle X AFISHAL – Genres

Duskus – Find You
Vera Blue – Lady Powers (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Robert Glasper Experiment – No One Like You or Written In Stone (KAYTRANDADA Remixes)
Fakear – Lost Colours or Sea Song
Jeremy Zucker & Chelsea Cutler – Better Off
Lauv – Getting Over You (R3HAB Remix)

Albums out now
Robotaki – Science – EP
Various Artists – Toolroom 15 [TOO15OOM]
Sting & Shaggy – 44/876 (Deluxe)
Seeb – Nice to Meet You – EP CLEAN VERSION
Stryper – God Damn Evil
Eric Prydz – Tonja Holma EP (I like Global or Trippleton so far) available on Beatport
Ones To Watch – EPs from last seven months found on Laidback Luke’s Soundcloud named after wild creatures from Mixmash Records (Scorpion, Grizzly, Wolf, Elephant, Rhino, Mamba) EXPLICIT EXPLICIT EXPLICIT

Out later
Sugarland – Bigger
J Balvin – Vibras
Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance 2018
Pendulum – The Reworks

Other Notes:
Catch up on Trance (Armin, Gravell and live at dreamstate festival ’17 there is also a gallery podcast, Etc.)
Catch up on other labels (Protocol, Wall, See Pages for ideas) & review my top DJs list (already did some of Romero’s SC and some of Hardwell’s; most of featured and started on others)
What about Sirius (Just chill)
Playlist search

Book Find:
Erin McKenna recommends…
Look Alive Out There
by Sloane Crosley