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Monday, 8 June 2009

Music Is The Answer - "Push That Funky Rhythm"

Hey Folks,

Well, with plenty of catching up to do, we have spent most of the weekend listening to music mixes recently released and have got a superb collection of sounds, not just in this post, but in the coming weeks (more on that later). However, our picks this week weren’t difficult to decide upon and we think you will like our choices.

First up is Phil Hewson, who simply blew us away with his superb set at Hustlaball last month and followed that up with his latest magical mix, titled “Circuit”, which was released two weeks ago. With the summer clearly in mind, this is a fabulous collection of tracks that not only hint to the sunshine, but will bring a smile to your face. Faves of ours include Carlos Gallardo’s “Don’t Let This Moment End”, J Velarde’s latest collaboration smash “Serious Emotions” & the Anton Wick remix of Laurent Wolf’s “No Stress”, but the whole mix is a fusion of fantastic tunes from beginning to end. To download go to http://funkyhouselondon.podomatic.com/ and keep your eyes peeled for this D.J. talent hitting a club near you soon, as his set will definitely be one not to be missed.

Next up is the first half of the duo that always ends up leading us astray (well doesn’t take much) and this comes as no surprise as his music is absolutely mesmeric, whether it be tempting us at Trade, bowling us over at Barcode, or satisfying us at SuperMartXe, yes it is of course Nick Tcherniak. This D.J. talent has carved a real niche for himself, securing residencies at all the above clubs, as well as Market @ Fabric & regular appearances at Fire. But it doesn’t stop their, his collaborations with Trade legend Steve Thomas have near iconic status & he is also one half of new production unit “White Knights” with co writer Jason Gardiner, their debut track “Sound of the City” featuring Kathy Brown reaching no. 5 in the UK club charts. Add to that Nick’s own radio show on pushfm.com and its clear this man just doesn’t stop. His style of tech, progressive & classic house, intermixed with Iberican/Baeleric beats is delightfully displayed in his latest mix which you can download at http://nicktcherniak.podomatic.com/.

So, to the other half of that corrupting duo (in a nice way of course) & our “tip top” choice this week, which goes to the new double mix by scene favourite Brent Nicholls. Here he seems to have done it again, combining a whole host of musical genre’s (think funky, chunky, progressive, upbeat, electro, tech & tribal house) across over 150 minutes of magnificent moments on his “Rhythm” collection. The first mix “Rhythm Day” is very upbeat in a funky sort of way, we think bringing out a bit of the camp side in it’s maker (and us, it has to be said) with tracks like Wez Clark’s mix of Slumdogz’s “Jai Ho”, a 2009 mix of Roger Sanchez’s “Turn up The Music” & Albin Myers’ “Boom” (there are more!), but it is a delicious summery mix which we listened to on the patio & just loved. So definitely one to take down to the beach, play round the swimming pool or plug into lying in the park. Then, when the sun goes down and the dancefloor heat turns up, “Rhythm Night” kicks in, very much evoking Brent’s sets at Barcode with a tinge of Matinee, but nevertheless crosses over from it’s “day” sister beautifully, opening with D.J. Tatana’s “Spring Breeze”, but then taking you on a tougher trail, dipping in & out of well known tunes of now, including Serge Devant’s “Addicted”, but also featuring Stereo Palma’s “Miami Bitch”, Freddie le Grand’s “Scared of Me” & yes him again, Albin Myers’ “Times Like These”. Mind you the album wouldn’t be complete without THE track “Rhythm of The Night”, a Mike Candy remix of Christopher S’s smash hit. Need we say more?, well apart from what the mixing maestro says himself, “Feel The Rhythm!!” So, to get your fill of these fab compilations, go to http://djbrentnicholls.com/music, then follow the stream instructions. Even better, why not subscribe to his newsletter & get them to download for free! (click on the option on his website front page).

Well, that’s our choices for this week, but just a quick mention goes to a new single mix of Empire of the Sun’s “We Are The People”, re-crafted by the massive combo of legends Paul Heron & Alan X, more details to follow in our next post.

Coming up are some great compilations from Hi-Fi Sean, Oliver M, Per Q.X., Steven Gellar, Terry Vietheers, Max Morel, Steven Redant, David Rogers & more. So watch this space and if any D.J. out there fancies a mention, message us and we will do our best!!

So, music is definitely the answer, enjoy!!