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

CKWAL Mix 2018-2

Saturday 21st April 2018, 19:39

I have a lengthy story to go along with this one, but it is difficult to tell as at is split up over six years. So I don’t steal the show, I’ll just say I saw Avicii at the only EDC Chicago ever. He put out the most relaxed vibe ever with the trademarked backwards hat he shares with Prydz.

Rick Pier O’Neil – Throaty
Wheats – Terminal
MORTEN – Beautiful Heartbeat (feat. Frida Sundemo)
Avicii – Waiting For Love (Prinston & Astrid S Acoustic Version)
KillSonik – Never Dream of Dying
CJ Solar – Get Away With It
Robotaki – Together We’re Screwed (feat. Nevve)
Avicii – Somewhere In Stockholm
Smooth Jazz All Stars – Never Be the Same
Miranda Lambert – Over You


This is bringing together the first two mixes of the year with a special edition. There are a couple tracks from a previous mix and using Maroon 5 plus similar style conflicts from the first mix of the year. It’s the general difficulty of fusing all these together in which I realized I should start making some of these myself (to make sure they can be done). Without too many track choices at the moment in my library, I am basically throwing most of them out there. I’ll update you when I think I am going to mix a really fresh summer kickoff. Special thanks and farewell to Magan from crossroads center.

Monday 16th April 2018, 17:54

Felix Cartal – Walking By (feat. Iselin) –Felix Cartal's InstagramIselin's Instagram Album Version
Mahalo – Good Vibes Only –Mahalo's Twitter
Boys Noize – Starwin –Boys Noize's Instagram
Maroon 5 – Wait –Maroon 5's Instagram CLEAN Album Version
Luke Bryan – Light It Up –Luke Bryan's Instagram
Julian Calor – You Can Have the World –Julian Calor's Instagram
Phantogram – Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination) –Phantogram's InstagramUntil The Ribbon Breaks' Instagram
CADE – Sorry for Myself –Cade's Instagram
Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (feat. Kendrick Lamar) Kendrick’s Socials –Kendrick's InstagramKendrick's Twitter CLEAN Album Version
Julian Calor – Charge Me Up –Julian Calor's Soundcloud

For more listening online I have just finished this mix (Tiësto – Live at Ultra Music Festival 2018) while linking albums on the Mix in the Makings.