It’s here! Yet another EP mix is out, and I am excited to share it with you.
For this session, I tried to mix things up (huh, pun intended!) by playing around with a bit more mellow and rhythmic tunes, thus calling the mix Deep Afro House.
The first third of the mix has some top-drawer Afro Beats that were gently mixed with tasteful and smooth jazzy beats which slowly transition into Vocal House, borderline Progressive House.
A Musical Mimesis of the Altai-Sayan region in context of Electric Daisy Carnival
Tuva is a republic within the Russian Federation that lies approximately 2,500 miles east of Moscow, in a sparsely settled land surrounded by forests and grassland. The Tuvans are in fact Turkic people. The Tuvan population is 300,000 occupying an area that extends roughly 500 miles east to west and 300 miles north to south. Tuvan herders have traditionally been animists, which means that they typically ascribe spiritual power to natural phenomena and pray to the spirits. The echo that results from singing close to a cliff, and the interactions of a human voice with the gurgling water of a brook or the swishing air currents of a strong wind, may be imbued with spiritual power.
Living creatures, no less than inanimate places or landscapes, manifest spiritual power through sound. The iconic imitation of natural sounds among Tuvans underscore the importance of sound as a physical stimulus and a mimesis of movement or physical expression, such as dance. Now, Tuvans don’t possess electronic music equipment such as a Pioneer CDJ-players or Traktor controllers hooked up to a MacBook. Instead, they rely on throat-singing which require a heck-load of laryngal tension and nasal resonance, much like an electronic phaser and cutoff filter — musically speaking, of course. [Skipping my shortlist of various styles such as sygyt ‘whistle’ (Tuvan word) and other weird-sounding onomatopoeic words.]
In the early 1990’s, Tuvan music began to reach an audience beyond Tuva itself through recordings and concert tours. Their ensembles capitalized on widespread interest in “world music”; jazz, techno and other avant-garde appropriations. The Tuvan territory, sitting in the mind-blowing Altai-Sayan region of Siberia, has a (nearly) identical land area of Nevada where Electric Daisy Carnival is taking place. The music in Tuva is one of many musical roots depicted in modern music, and yet another indispensable piece of musical history that has caused ethnic intermingling.
After a long break from my music activity on Sound4Sina, I am glad to be back with a new EP mix that wraps up the electronic music releases for the past 6 months or so. As a tribute to Whitney Houston, I made an electronic mashup version of How Will I Know with beats from Chromeo and The Hood Internet with a loop from the original version of Podenco. The mixset include some of the top tracks (both Beatport and Juno Download) for January and February 2012 such as the deep house remix of Backflash by Niko Schwind (in my opinion a very well-produced track that is better than its original), as well as the original version of Melody by Aaren San. Enjoy!
Mark Knight & Funkagenda – Antidote (Tochner Remix)
9Ball – Broken Voices (Thomas Penton Remix)
Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Vocal)
Carlo Astuti – Lose My Mind ft. Jania Foxworth (Original Mix)
Aaren San – Melody (Original Mix)
Niko Schwind – Midnight (Tobi Kramer Remix)
Da Fresh – Broken Dream (Daniele Petronelli & Angel D Remix)
Dani Sbert – Moon (Original Mix)
Guy J – Azimuth (Kassey Voorn Remix)
Neverdogs ft. Brusca – Podenco (Original Mix)
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Sina & The Hood Internet Mashup)
Kellerkind – Backflash (Niko Schwind Remix)
This 74 minute long mixset starts off with Pryda and his Loaded, slowly transitioning into trashy and raw techno with a sample of the Underground Resistance-type of monotonous sirens that makes you go daft. 24 minutes into this frenzy mix, I let the German trooper Boris Brejcha wreak havoc with the track The Signal followed by Yeah! from his album My Name Is… (2010). Talk about monotonous awesomeness!
Halfway into EP26, I slowly turn the melodic roughness into a mellow vocal and progressive track by Algorhythm ft. Vangosh with I Don’t Know How. This track truly has the colorful vocals that is borderline House. So it continues with…eh… what better than some Portuguese Tech House featuring Thom Eduardo and Dirty House Bastards with my own twist of the track Maluca. Brazil with love, as seen (and heard) on EP26 for January 2009!
The latin techno track soon fades into even more sweet vocals, now by OnePhatDeeva and the talented Aydin The Funki Chile, more widely known as A.T.F.C (Aydin Hasirci) with Bad Habit, mixed by Spen & Karizma. A few minimal and techy tracks later, I go all in for some Electro House, more precisely Daniele Sorrenti with the killer track Cyborg that is followed by one of my favorite minimal tracks. Let’s keep this gem a secret by not disclosing its name, alright?! Good news is that this mixset ends with Mario Miranda’s mix on Daniele Petronelli and his track Bukfeis that was released on the Italian No-Logik Records. There is a secret message about Facebook in the song. I will let you explore it in more detail, so check it out…
You can either listen on this DJ mix here, or download it. Enjoy!
The Temper Trap – Science of fear (Michael Woods Remix)
Mentelibre – Mi Alma (Namito Remix)
Juan Magan – Una Rosa (Victor Magan Remix)
Edward Maya ft. Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love (Dave Ramone & Alaa ft Xin’aa Remix)
Nalin Kane – Beachball (Grant Nelson Remix)
Whelan & Di Scala – Big Apple (Original Mix)
Criminal Vibes – Saxone (Original Mix)
Dr Bellido & Roger G – A Luz De Tieta
Paul Gasille – Housecall (Enton Mushi Remix)
Pleasure Sound – Essential (Original Mix)
Slajh (Steve Lawler) – Red Carpet Mile (Original Mix)
Inna – Hot (E2Beatz & Xin’aa Remake Mix)
DJ Dalysovich – Sunkissed (Original Mix)
S Groove – Sneakin’ Up (Stan Kolev Remix)
Cirez D – Fast Forward (Original Mix)
Giulio LNT – Hello Chicago (Original Mix)