The end is near. At home, we are fidgeting in small groups to seductive rhythms. Corona has not only (once again) closed the clubs, but also destroyed New Year’s Eve. We won’t let it get us down and make the last sacrifice of this year on the House altar. We will drink Liquid Spirit and then hang out drunk in paradise. Have fun listening.
Setlist River Deep – Andrea Oliva Grey & Black – No Hopes & Kinspin Turn Around – Gareth Walker More People ‘In Many Ways’ (Dub Mix) – Angelo Ferreri Boom Bada – George Morel & Matt Gill After Midnight – Sllash & Doppe Fluffy Clouds (Norty Cotto Classic Mix) – Oscar P & DJ Stingray Part of Love – MAKITO Drunk in Paradise – Luis Ormeño Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix) – Gregory Porter All About Disco – Robbie Rivera & Angelo Ferreri I.S.L.U. (Original) – Local Options Can’t Stop Crying (Extended Mix) – Angelo Ferreri Clandestino (Crazibiza Remix) – Jude & Frank Whispers (feat. Lazarusman) [Gorge Extended Remix] – Karol XVII & MB Valence Santiago (Original Mix) – Klondique What We Gonna Do? (Kevin McKay Remix) – Vanilla Ace & dharkfunkh Honesty (Extended Mix) – Marc Volt
Söder gave it, Söder took it. In Bavaria, the dance floors are once again empty. Empty as a bachelor’s fridge. Empty like the canteen of the power plant in Chernobyl. Empty as a freshly dug grave. But Aunt Techno is not dead. She continues to play in the underground, in secrecy. Here is her last set. Have fun.
dj set tracklist
Violet Sky – Oliver Lieb Enchanted Mystery (The Reactivitz Remix) – Dok & Martin Medossa (Madtales Remix) – Soolver Under the Lights – Raffaele Rizzi Heyday – Skober In the Reds – Cirez D Renegade – Dominik Gehringer Somebody Tonight (Steve Mulder Remix) – Costantino Nappi & DJ Micky Da Funk Planet X – Space 92 & The YellowHeads Got Me (Original Mix) – Teenage Mutants, Soolver Real – Teenage Mutants Strange (Original Mix) – Konrad (Italy) Cycloops – Alen Milivojevic Wings of Desire – SAMA Black Sun – Alessandro Spaiani Set Back – Harvey McKay Terra Firma – Alan Fitzpatrick Deep in Love – Raffaele Rizzi
An old album. In 2013 it flew to me while I was hunting and collecting. It was immediately very trusting and wanted to build its nest in my collection. Why not? It was warmly welcomed. Perfect warm-up tracks (both versions) and they are long enough to go to the bathroom during the DJ set.
The pandemic is attacking our dance floors again. It wants to destroy our joy of partying, crush it and trample it in the dirt. But we won’t let it get us down and we will make a sacrifice on the House Altar. We will not sacrifice our dreams but start the Dopamine Machine and dance until our feet fall off. Have fun listening.
I Feel the Dream – Giaky Lucky & Inve Insomnia – Andrew Meller We Work so Good (Extended Mix) – Ben Remember Can’t Stop Crying (Brokenears Extended Remix) – Angelo Ferreri No Victim Song (feat. Hannah Williams) – ATFC The Number – Rescue & DJ Mes Bang Bang – Bohemien, Raf Parola & HouseBreakers Hold On – Gaby & Moodymann Dopamine Machine (Club Mix) – CamelPhat & Ali Love I Will Pray – Alaia & Gallo & DJ Rae Shut Your Mouth – Supernova It’s the Feeling – Demarkus & Lewis Honey – Eats Everything Dancin’ (Original Mix) – Peter Brown Hooked (Extended) – Martin Ikin Alors on Danse – Oscar L Dance Baby Dance – Simon Adams & Max Millan Bigger Than Prince (Siege Remix) – Green Velvet
Once upon a time, a very long time ago. The first festival of a not-so-young upcoming DJ. It was late at night and the dance floor was relatively empty. Up to that point, the program included a strange mix of reggae house and hip-hop. The frustration on the part of the up-and-coming DJ was quite high. So he thought, forget about the prepared set and let it rumble. And against all expectations the dance floor filled up. Shortly before the end of his set he played this track. The sound system was great, the bass was gigantic and the dance floor was full again. All’s well that ends well.
An old love, lost and then found again. Immediately before I fell in love musically with punk music, I was an enthusiastic reggae fan. At that time my hair was still long and my shoes not yet pointy. A highlight from that time is Bob Marley’s live album, Babylon by Bus.
I believe I once owned this record, but sold it as part of the musical purge of my record collection (a punk doesn’t listen to reggae). Somewhere in the last 15 years I got the idea to dive back into my musical past. The result of this dive was the insight that I still love reggae, so I bought this album as a CD again.
In my opinion, better than all the studio albums, because on stage Bob Marley could really let off steam and transport the energy of his music in an ideal way.
There are many people who generally reject everything that comes from Drumcode (https://drumcode.se). The reasons are manifold: not enough underground, 08/15 techno, unimaginative. I would tend to agree with that, but there are really good exceptions to the rule, including this mini-album by Adam Beyer.
2 really great tracks. No Defeat, No Retreat is an intelligently produced, interesting track. But the smash hit is Park People. A remake of an ancient track from Liaisons Dangereuses – Los Niños Del Parque. In retrospect, you could almost say that this track was close to being techno, even though at the time (1981) the genre hadn’t even been properly invented yet. At the time, I celebrated it with enthusiasm. Adam Beyer has respectfully edited it, sped it up quite a bit (from 115 ppm to 130 ppm) and added some interesting musical add ons.
Have fun listening to the track / the album of the week:
A ray of hope in Corona times. On the first of October, the dance floors reopened. What a glorious step towards normality. Now Tante Techno invites you to the monthly tea time again, with a more quiet set. Appropriate for the beginning of autumn. Have fun listening to it.
Homesickness – Carlos Almazan Move Around (Beico & MT93 Remix) – Krafteck Eons (Original Mix) – Steam Shape Chocolate – Sam Paganini Pyxis – The YellowHeads Tribe – Alan Fitzpatrick Astral Projection – Enrico Sangiuliano Before the Storm – Horisone Distortion Manufacture – Metodi Hristov Into the Dark – The Saunderson Brothers My Beat (Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy Remix) – Frankyeffe Bicycle Wheel – Gary Beck Ultimate Seduction – Rudosa Ascension – Transcode Resolution (Roberto Corso, Acki Remix) – Skober Octaves – Jay Lumen & Roberto Capuano Crisi Vagale – Mario Giordano Suki – Dense & Pika
Last week on Saturday came a very special gift from the professional association Discjockey e.V. A few copies of the current DJ magazine, packed with interesting articles. Of course, I was especially pleased to see the publication of my article on personal branding for DJs. Based on my study (https://christianzich.com/category/personal-branding/), I worked out many tips and suggestions during the summer on how to market yourself better as a DJ. More will not be revealed, reading it yourself is more fun.