Friday, November 25, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 088

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. The show is normally programmed and mixed by Jonathan Clark (as DJ Bolivia), although some weeks feature guest mixes by other Canadian DJ's. The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is definitely on progressive and tribal house, and a small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (088) can be seen below.

Para la información en español, vaya aquí.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.






Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:




This week's show is being put together in Las Vegas, as I'm getting warmed up for a show featuring Gabriel & Dresden at the Palazzo.


Here are Track Listings for episode 088:

01. David Phillips, "LifeStyle."
02. Alex Costa, "Was Great" (Original Mix).
03. Mendo, Yvan Genkins, & Andre Butano, "Cuate" (Original Mix).
04. Alex Costa, "It's A Groove" (Original Mix).
05. FormatB, "Busted" (Original Mix).
06. Paco Buggin, "Trainer" (Aldrin & Akien Regrooved).
07. Deep Square, "Paradise" (Gitech Remix).
08. Pleasurekraft, "Satyr Song" (Original Mix).
09. 53 Hz, "Flamenco Loco" (Original Mix).
10. Ivan Devero & Jesus Soblechero, "Orden Indeciso" (Original Mix).
11. Robert Dietz, "Pandemic" (Original Mix).
12. Mario Ochoa, "The Rooster" (Original Mix).
13. Olivier Giacomotto, "Feed The Beats" (Original Mix).
14. Jon Rundell, "Knick Knack" (Original Mix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or [usually] the SoundCloud pages for a few of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



David Phillips (Germany)
Alex Costa (Italy)
Yvan Genkins (Chile)
FormatB (Germany)
Paco Buggin (Spain)
Aldrin (Singapore)
Deep Square (Russia)
Gitech (Ukraine)
Pleasurekraft (United States)
53 Hz (Greece)
Ivan Devero (Spain)
Jesus Soblechero (Spain)
Robert Dietz (Germany)
Mario Ochoa (Canada)
Olivier Giacomotto (France)
Jon Rundell (Britain)



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx







Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gabriel & Dresden

Yesterday was the birthday of one of my old roommates, and a former DJ at the club that I ran, so I ended up taking him out to a Gabriel & Dresden show in Las Vegas. It was at the Lavo club at the Palazzo. Nice place.




Gabriel & Dresden took a slight break from touring together in 2009/2010, but they've been pretty busy the last eight or ten months, with appearances in more than a dozen countries. I've seen six or seven of their shows in the past. I was even supposed to see them and do some filming at a show in New York that turned out to be their "last" show before their break, but I missed a flight connection by ten minutes due to snow in Canada, and lost that opportunity. That was one of my most disappointing moments in a long time.

Last night's show at Lavo was the best one that I've seen. They are definitely on their game these days. They've got a pretty versatile set-up - Josh works predominantly on Ableton Live (where he can create unique remixes on-the-fly), and Dave occasionally uses Ableton but is completely at home with CDJ's. The only thing that I thought was odd last night was that they shared the same pair of headphones. Dave usually had them on, but Josh occasionally borrowed them. I would think that they'd use a headphone splitter cord and each have a set of their own. Anyway, I saw the entire set (about three hours) and it was tight. I especially enjoyed the remix or layering of the Eleanor Rigby vocals in their set. The only regret about the show for me is that I didn't think to write down a set list, since I recognized just about every song they played.


G&D are so influential that two of their productions are in the top ten of the 2010 edition of the Trance Top 1000 tracks of all time ("As The Rush Comes" at position #3, and their remix of Above & Beyond's "No One On Earth"). They were also voted as America's best DJ's a couple of times. If you want to learn a bit more about the duo, check out this article on wikipedia, which also has a pretty impressive discography.

Here are YouTube videos for a few of their more well-known songs that have real videos (many of their other hits don't). You'll notice that Dave and Josh sometimes work with other vocalists under different names such as Motorcycle, Andain, etc.






















If you're interested in checking out some of their other music, look for classic tracks such as "Zocalo," "Arcadia," "Summer Calling," "Around You," and more. Or check out some of their many remixes of other artists' tracks, which you can find on their discography page on Discogs (or in the list below).

Also, Dave has a popular SoundCloud page that sometimes has G&D sets on it, such as this one:

Gabriel & Dresden Live at Nocturnal Wonderland 09-24-11 by Davedresden




If you get a chance to see them anywhere, I really recommend that you check out their show!


Partial List of Their Remixes:

2001 - New Order, "Someone Like You"
2001 - Way Out West, "Mindcircus"
2001 - Groove Armada, "Superstylin'"
2002 - 4 Strings, "(Take Me Away) Into The Night"
2002 - Medicine8, "Capital Rocka"
2002 - Balligomingo, "Purify"
2002 - Andain, "Summer Calling"
2002 - Paul Oakenfold, "Southern Sun"
2002 - Tiësto, "In My Memory"
2002 - Weekend Players, "I'll Be There"
2002 - Roger Goode, "In The Beginning..."
2002 - Ils, "Music"
2002 - Jewel, "Serve The Ego"
2002 - Beber & Tamra, "Travelling On"
2003 - Annie Lennox, "A Thousand Beautiful Things"
2003 - Lili Haydn, "Anything"
2003 - Motorcycle, "As the Rush Comes"
2003 - Nalin & Kane, "Beachball"
2003 - Andain, "Beautiful Things"
2003 - Three Drives, "Carrera 2"
2003 - Sarah McLachlan, "Fallen"
2003 - G&D vs. Coldplay, "Clocks"
2003 - G&D vs. Depeche Mode, "Here Is The House"
2003 - Dave Gahan, "I Need You"
2003 - Deborah Cox, "Play Your Part"
2003 - Evanescence, "Hello"
2003 - Jewel, "Intuition"
2003 - Britney Spears feat Madonna, "Me Against The Music"
2003 - Duncan Sheik, "On A High"
2003 - Annie Lennox, "Pavement Cracks"
2003 - Grayarea, "One For The Road"
2004 - Above & Beyond, "No One On Earth"
2004 - Nelly Furtado, "Try"
2004 - Kristine W, "Save My Soul"
2004 - The Engine Room, "A Perfect Lie"
2004 - Dido, "Don't Leave Home"
2005 - Rachael Starr, "Till There Was You"
2005 - Perasma, "Swing 2 Harmony"
2005 - Motorcycle, "Around You"
2005 - Özgür Can, "Changed"
2005 - Nicol Sponberg, "Resurrection"
2006 - Gustavo Santaolalla, "The Wings"
2006 - Robbie Rivera, "Float Away"
2006 - Markus Schulz & Departure with G&D, "Without You Near"
2007 - D. Ramirez & Mark Knight, "Colombian Soul"
2007 - Monochrome, "Pearl"
2007 - 68 Beats, "Replay The Night"
2007 - The Killers, "Read My Mind"
2007 - Shiny Toy Guns, "You Are The One"
2008 - Faithless, "A Kind of Peace"
2011 - Enrique Iglesias, "Tonight I'm Loving You" (D&J)
2011 - Andain, "Promises"

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upbeat Workout Music, Mix #07

I didn't really expect to be putting another Workout Music mix together this quickly after the last one, but I woke up early this morning and I was looking at some of the music charts, and I just felt like I was in the mood to make this mix. A few of the songs are the left-overs from the summer, tracks which I didn't use on Mix #06, but most of these are pretty well-known now, or just coming up the charts.

The mix is a continuous music mix which is an hour long, and anyone can download it (the link is near the bottom of this post). This mix is for demo purposes only, and commercial resale or redistribution is not permitted.


Here are Track Listings for Workout Mix #07:

01. Dev, "In The Dark" (Matt Nevin Extended Mix).
02. Inna, "Sun Is Up" (Play & Win Radio Mix).
03. Sylvia Tosun vs David Vendetta, "World Keeps Turning" (David Vendetta Remix).
04. Cobra Starship feat Sabi, "You Make Me Feel" (Disco Fries Extended Mix).
05. Rihanna & Calvin Harris, "We Found Love" (Matt Nevin Extended Mix).
06. Coldplay, "Paradise" (Fedde Le Grand Remix).
07. Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass" (Liam Keegan Explicit Extended Mix).
08. Flo Rida, "Good Feeling" (Albert Tee Remix).
09. September, "Me And My Microphone."
10. Wynter Gordon, "Til Death" (Original Mix).
11. Katy Perry, "The One That Got Away" (Liam Keegan Extended Mix).
12. Rihanna, "Cheers" (It's The DJ Kue Vocal Mix).
13. LMFAO, "Sexy And I Know It" (Mord Fustang Remix).
14. Pitbull feat NeYo, Afrojack & Nayer, "Give Me Everything."
15. Grace, "When The Lights Go Down" (Wideboys Full Club Remix).
16. David Guetta feat Usher, "Without You" (Nicky Romero Remix).
17. Bruno Mars, "Just The Way You Are" (Manufactured Superstars & J Quintal Remix).


Note: If you're trying to track down remixes listed above and they sound different than what you're hearing in this mix, it's because I do a lot of specific editing of my own to each track before I put the mix together, and there is a lot of extra percussion added.








To download any of the previous mixes in the Workout Music series, go to:
   http://www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html


I've got lots of other upbeat electronica mixes available on my DJ website, on the Mix Downloads page. Admittedly, there aren't too many mixes there [yet] that are exclusively club dance tracks, but there are a lot of house/trance mixes that I find to be pretty good to listen to when I'm going running. Or driving. Or doing any sort of mindless task where I just want some energetic beats to listen to. Most of them are about an hour long, to fit onto a standard CD. Check them out, maybe you'd enjoy some of them?

Finally, if you like this mix, please post this link on your Facebook walls, or to Twitter! If you're a member of any sort of workout or fitness website or message board, feel free to post a link to this post there.


This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 12 of DJ Bolivia's older workout mixes, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2010 and 2014) are compressed as a RAR archive, which can be opened natively in Windows.  If you're using a Mac, you can use a free utility to open the RAR (popular examples are "The Unarchiver" and the "UnRarX" app).  The password to open the archive is simply 'bolivia' and the size of the download is 1.6 gigabytes.  If you have problems downloading this archive from the above Google Drive link, you can email DJ Bolivia at djbolivia@gmail.com for an alternate download link.

Additional information about finding any of DJ Bolivia's older mixes can be found at this link:


Thanks for your interest in these old historical mixes!







        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        About.Me: about.me/djbolivia
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca
        MixCloud: mixcloud.com/djbolivia

Friday, November 18, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 087

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. The show is normally programmed and mixed by Jonathan Clark (as DJ Bolivia), although some weeks feature guest mixes by other Canadian DJ's. The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is definitely on progressive and tribal house, and a small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (087) can be seen below.

Para la información en español, vaya aquí.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.






Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:




This week's show comes to you from Vancouver, British Columbia. I've really been spending a lot of time driving all over British Columbia over the past few months, which has been a great opportunity to take a lot of great photos. But now I'm down doing some studio work in the city, and I need to really focus on some music projects in the next few months.


Here are Track Listings for episode 087:

01. Juan Deminicis, "Rainbows" (Kevin Di Serna Remix).
02. Fisio Feelkhenson, "Physalis" (Original Mix).
03. Deep Active Sound, "Underwater" (Original Mix).
04. Marcelo Vak, "Sonar" (Original Mix).
05. Wally Lopez, "What Are You Doing" (Stefano Noferini Remix).
06. Doomwork, "Cowabunga" (Original Mix).
07. Danny Serrano & Gonzalo, "Wasabi" (Original Mix).
08. Malibu Breeze, "Gruv" (Mike Newman Remix).
09. FormatB, "Oversexed" (Original Mix).
10. Vogelmann, "Angelic" (Karim Haas Remix).
11. Oliver Darkness, "Crazy Robots" (Original Mix).
12. Morttagua, "Chikara" (Original Mix).
13. Manolo Ribera & Jose Ribera, "Fast Line" (Original Mix).
14. Digital Blond, "Just Believe" (Deejayz On Fyre Remix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or [usually] the SoundCloud pages for a few of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Juan Deminicis (Argentina)
Kevin Di Serna (Argentina)
Fisio Feelkhenson (France)
Deep Active Sound (Russia)
Marcelo Vak (Chile)
Wally Lopez (Spain)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)
Doomwork (Italy)
Danny Serrano (Spain)
Malibu Breeze (Hungary)
Mike Newman (Hungary)
Vogelmann (Germany)
Karim Haas (Spain)
Morttagua (Brazil)
Manolo Ribera (Serbia)
Jose Ribera (Serbia)
Digital Blond (Mexico)
Deejayz On Fyre (Britain)



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx







Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

"The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald" is one of Canada's most well-known folk songs of the past few decades, written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot. It was written about a cargo ship that sunk in Lake Superior on November 10th of 1975. I'm sitting here waiting for the local forestry office to open, and I was reminded of the song a few times this week, so I thought I'd write a little bit about it.

The Edmund Fitzgerald was often referred to as "Big Fitz." It was an ore carrier that sailed on Lake Superior for seventeen years before it sank, and set haul records for six of those seventeen years. Due to its size, it was also sometimes referred to as the "Titanic of the Great Lakes." How fitting.

Grant Williams, a financial analyst, wrote about the ship a few weeks ago in one of his newsletters. Here's what he had to say:

Big Fitz ... was the Great Lakes freighter that carried taconite from Duluth to the iron works in the then-thriving Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio.

When she was launched in 1958, the SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest boat on the Great Lakes. 729 feet long with a 75ft beam and a 25 foot draft, she could carry 26,000 DWT in her 33' 4”deep hold. Powered by a Coal fired Westinghouse Electric Corporation steam turbine 2 cylinder, she had a top speed of 14 knots and carried a crew of 29.

On November 9, 1975, Big Fitz was loaded with 26,116 tons of taconite iron ore pellets in Superior, Wisconsin and embarked on what would tragically turn out to be her final voyage - a routine crossing of Lake Superior, bound for a steel mill in Detroit, Michigan.

The next day, November 10th, Big Fitz found herself caught in the midst of a massive winter storm, with 35 ft waves and hurricane force winds. Captain Ernest McSorely, a 44-year veteran, made contact with the Avafor, a nearby ship, and reported that he had encountered “one of the worst seas he had ever been in”.

A couple of hours later, with Big Fitz roughly 17 miles from the relative safety of Whitefish Bay at the northeastern tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, another ship made contact and was told that the Titanic of The Great Lakes was holding her own. Then something strange happened ... the Fitzgerald disappeared from radar screens.
(Incidentally, Grant was comparing the Euro to the Edmund Fitzgerald).


Let's listen to the song:




Many Canadians know a lot of the lines to the song by heart. Let's look at a few of them. As with most folk tales, some are rooted in fact and some use a bit of artistic license:

With a load of iron ore, twenty-six thousand tons more than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty.
This seems to be pretty accurate, if the other comment about carrying 26,116 tons of pellets is true.

When suppertime came the old cook came on deck and said fellas it's too rough to feed ya.
Well, since there was no communication with the ship in this kind of detail, who knows what the old cook said. And incidentally, it was a "new cook" - the regular cook was sick and missed the voyage.

Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms, when they left fully loaded for Cleveland.
Not quite accurate; they were headed for Detroit at the time.

The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay, if they'd put fifteen more miles behind her.
The ship sank only seventeen miles away from the safety of Whitefish Bay.

The captain wired in he had water comin' in, and the good ship and crew was in peril.
Actually, there was no indication that there was any trouble until the ship disappeared off the radar screens.


Another reason why I was thinking about this song recently is because we were studying it in one of my music production classes at Berklee this week. The key is interesting, because it's written in B Dorian rather than A Major. Dorian keys are minor keys which sound moody and gloomy. Basically, for Dorian, you drop the third and seventh degrees of the scale by a half-tone each, so it's like a B Major but with a D natural and an A natural. It's hard to hold the intent of the key in a Dorian, so you have to use the tonic frequently (the B chord at the beginning and end of each verse), to counter the tendency to resolve to A major.

That's all for today, I'm running out of time and I've got to run because BCTS is about to open. You can learn more trivia about the song in this wikapedia article, if you're interested.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Oasis Radio from Osaka

If you're one of those people who is always looking for new DJ's to check out, and new online sources of good EDM, I've got a suggestion for you. Check out this site:

            www.Oasis-Radio.net

Basically, Oasis Radio is a free web radio station based in Osaka, Japan, which broadcasts underground electronic music from selected local and international DJ's. It was started by a friend of mine, Dan Elliot, who originally came from New Brunswick. Another key figure at the station is Shawn Young, another New Brunswicker. I was introduced to these guys several years ago by a mutual friend, Ian Warney.




The philosophy and origins of the station can be best summed up by these words from Dan:
"It’s pretty simple, really. Find timeless music that reaches deep down to touch the soul, enlist DJs and producers whose passion and vision shine brighter than any false star, use technology that transcends the tyranny of time and distance, and make a humble aural offering to the city that made you and the people that saved you. It’s an idea built on the legacy of Oasis Lounge - a little bar in an out-of-the-way part of Osaka where a few partiers around town would immerse themselves in the company of warm souls and refreshing music. The bar has since closed, but from June of 2009, the music streams 24/7 globally – free web radio of, by and for Osaka’s vibrant electronic dance music community."

I played at the Oasis Lounge when I was visiting Osaka several years ago. I was a bit overwhelmed by my travel schedule and jet lag at the time, so I didn't bother to record any of what I played (although I was much more awake when I played at Velours in Tokyo the following week, and that set is online here). Dan was my host at the Oasis Lounge, and it was definitely a unique and fun bar that I'll never forget. And Dan's Lychee cocktails may still reign supreme as my favorite drink of all time.

Dan hosts a regular show on Oasis called "Progressions." Shawn hosts a regular show called "Hibiki." And there are also a few dozen other DJ's that have shows, with lots of variety. Check them out if you get a chance. Click here for the direct link to download shows from the most recent month at the station.

Just one last suggestion: there are a couple of different "Oasis Radio" stations around the net, with different URL's. Make sure you go to www.Oasis-Radio.net, so you get the right one!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 086

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. The show is normally programmed and mixed by Jonathan Clark (as DJ Bolivia), although some weeks feature guest mixes by other Canadian DJ's. The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is definitely on progressive and tribal house, and a small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (086) can be seen below.

Para la información en español, vaya aquí.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.






Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:





As I write this, I'm holed up in a motel just outside of Jasper National Park, due to a bit of a snowstorm. I'm staying at a place called the Tete Jaune Lodge. I spend a lot of time on the road in motels, and I have to say that this place is awesome. It has great rates, it is far more nicely furnished than I would have expected, and the owner, Ted Davis, was great to talk to. And to top it all off, the internet is fast. This is definitely my favorite place out of the thirty-some motels that I've stayed at in the last six weeks, and I'll keep this in mind for future travels on the Yellowhead between British Columbia and Alberta.

This week, I dug into the vaults to pull out the two tracks by Javith & Francis Blaid.


Here are Track Listings for episode 086:

01. Dub Fragments, "Ghost Walk" (Deep Sector).
02. Bob Sinclar & Daddy's Groove, "Auntie Agony" (Club Mix).
03. Mendo & Andre Butano, "Gringo" (Original Mix).
04. Mike Spaccavento, "Vocal Round" (Original Mix).
05. T Orlando & Lori J Ward, "Chicken On A Farm" (Original Mix).
06. KLM, "4am" (Original Mix).
07. Angelo & Nicosia, "Free Your Mind" (Original Rework).
08. Do Santos, "Noti Verisi" (Original Mix).
09. Francis Blaid, "Tweak" (RCFC Remix).
10. Cut Knob, "Behind The Secrets" (Loquai Remix).
11. Javith, "Arena" (Original Mix).
12. Stefano Noferini, "Fact" (Original Mix).
13. Liquid Soul, "Spell" (Original Mix).




Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or [usually] the SoundCloud pages for a few of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Dub Fragments (Brazil)
Deep Sector (Denmark)
Bob Sinclar (France)
Daddy's Groove (Italy)
Mendo (Switzerland)
Andre Butano (Chile)
Mike Spaccavento (Italy)
T Orlando (Canada)
KLM (France)
Do Santos (Brazil)
Francis Blaid (Hungary)
Cut Knob (Colombia)
Loquai (Germany)
Javith (Venezuela)
Stefano Noferini (Italy)
Liquid Soul (Switzerland)



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx







Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Friday, November 4, 2011

SHG Radio Show, Episode 085

Welcome to this week's edition of Subterranean Homesick Grooves™, a weekly electronica-based radio show presented originally on CHMA FM 106.9 at Mount Allison University in Atlantic Canada (but expanded to a distribution on other terrestrial radio stations), and also distributed as a global podcast through iTunes and numerous other sites. The show is normally programmed and mixed by Jonathan Clark (as DJ Bolivia), although some weeks feature guest mixes by other Canadian DJ's. The show encompasses many sub-genres within the realm of electronic dance music, but the main focus is definitely on progressive and tribal house, and a small amount of trance & techno. Liner notes for this episode (085) can be seen below.

Para la información en español, vaya aquí.

By the way, if you're looking for DJ mixes in styles other than progressive/tech-house, check out www.djbolivia.ca/mixes.html. That page has a number of mainstream/top40 dance mixes (the "Workout Mix" series), as well as some deep house, drum and bass, and other styles.






Here's our Podcast Feed to paste into iTunes or any other podcatcher:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/shg

Older episodes of the show are not directly available from our main servers anymore, to conserve space for more recent episodes. However, all older episodes have been posted individually on SoundCloud, and also in archives of 25 episodes apiece (convenient for bulk downloading) from DJ Bolivia's Public Dropbox folder. That Dropbox link also has folders for individual tracks and remixes, project files and stem collections for producers who want to make their own remixes, videos, and other material. You don't even need to have a Dropbox account to download files from it.


Here’s a link so you can listen to the show or download it from SoundCloud:





I can't remember where I put this mix together. I've been in a different city pretty much every day for the last month, and they're starting to blend together. Anyway, it's Thursday evening as I'm writing this, and I'm in the lovely city of Kamloops, British Columbia. Watch out for Bighorn Sheep on the highways though. Anyway, about the music: I always appreciate any feedback that listeners want to leave, either by emailing me at djbolivia@gmail.com or by posting on my fan page on facebook.


Here are Track Listings for episode 085:

01. Tropical Highlight, "Interplanetary Experiment" (Original Mix).
02. Moonchine, "Situation" (Original Mix).
03. Kasey Taylor & Fiord, "Threefold" (Fiord Edit).
04. Karim Shaker, "A Leap Of Faith" (Synthetic Remix).
05. Green Card, "First Lesson" (Original Mix).
06. Andy Newland & Kazell, "Kollider" (Sean McClellan Remix).
07. Apologist, "Flute" (Bambook Remix).
08. Interpulse, "Buckle Up" (Sun Control Species Remix).
09. Tegma, "Babybiff" (Original Mix).
10. Futuristic Polar Bears & Danny Howard, "Red Man Rising" (Original Mix).
11. Thomas Penton & DJ Samer, "Chemical Imbalance" (Matrick Remix).
12. Evan Virgan, "Movin" (Original Mix).





Here are links to either personal websites, MySpace pages, or [usually] the SoundCloud pages for a few of the original artists and remixers/producers listed above:



Tropical Highlight (Brazil)
Kasey Taylor (Portugal)
Fiord (New Zealand)
Karim Shaker (Spain)
Andy Newland (Britain)
Kazell (United States)
Sean McClellan (United States)
Bambook (Sweden)
Interpulse (Australia)
Sun Control Species (Australia)
Tegma (Sweden)
Futuristic Polar Bears (Britain)
Danny Howard (Britain)
Thomas Penton (United States)
DJ Samer (United States)
Evan Virgan (Bali)



If you're a producer who is interested in submitting music for possible inclusion on future episodes of SHG, visit DJ Bolivia's SoundCloud dropbox. Please note that not all submitted mixes will be played on the show. If you have a track that fits the format (progressive and/or tech-house), then your chances of having the track featured will increase.

If you're a radio station programming director, and would like to add Subterranean Homesick Grooves to your regular programming lineup, contact djbolivia@gmail.com for details. We currently release SHG as an advance download to a number of stations globally on a weekly basis (at no charge), and we welcome inquiries from additional outlets.

Go to the Mix Downloads page on the main DJ Bolivia website if you'd like to check out a number of our older shows, or visit our SoundCloud page for individual tracks and remixes.

We also have a file containing complete track listings from all of DJ Bolivia's radio shows, studio mixes, and live sets. The PDF version can be viewed from within your browser by clicking directly. Both the PDF and the Excel versions can be downloaded by right-clicking and choosing the "save link as" option:

View as PDF file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.pdf
Download Excel file: http://www.djbolivia.ca/complete_track_history_djbolivia.xlsx







Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Upbeat Workout Music, Mix #06

This mix is long overdue. I started to put it together in July, but I got a bit sidetracked. I like to try to use music in these workout mixes that I think is going to become popular a few months down the road. Since I picked out half of these tracks in July, they've already reached (or passed) the point of being pretty popular, but I wanted to use them anyway. At least there are a few tracks in here which I just added in the past week.

I actually had a pretty big list of tracks to choose from for this mix, and had to omit almost as many as I used. That's good, because it means that I'll be able to try to "catch up" the backlog quite soon and put together another workout mix in late November or early December.

I was recently contacted by Chris Lawhorn. If you're not familiar with that name at the moment, he writes for Men's Journal, and has a workout music blog at www.RunHundred.com. I recommend that you check it out when you get the chance. You can sign up for a free monthly email where you'll get a list of suggestions for good workout tunes to check out, as voted upon by blog readers. He also offers a service where you can pick a number of songs and hire him to create your own continuous DJ mix with the specific songs that you've picked, which is pretty innovative.


The mix is an hour long, and anyone can download it (the link is near the bottom of this post). The mix that you can download here doesn't have any personal or radio station promos in it, so it will be great if it's being played in a gym. This mix is for demo purposes only, and commercial resale or redistribution is not permitted.


Here are Track Listings for Workout Mix #06:

01. Roxette, "She's Got Nothing On But The Radio" (Original Mix).
02. Martin Solveig feat Kele, "Ready 2 Go" (Arno Cost Club Mix).
03. Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night" (Original TGIF Mix).
04. David Guetta feat Taio Cruz & Ludacris, "Little Bad Girl" (Club Mix).
05. Mattias & G80s, "We Gonna Play" (Original Mix).
06. Milk & Sugar, "Hia Ma Pata Pata" (Milk & Sugar Club Mix).
07. Basement Jaxx, "Oh My Gosh" (Knee Deep Club Mix).
08. Biboulakis & Nina Zeitlin, "If Only Alarms Didn't Ring" (David Jones Remix).
09. Jessica Sutta, "Show Me" (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix).
10. Benny Benassi & Chris Brown, "Beautiful People" (Cosmic Dawn Club Remix).
11. Sunfreakz & Jeremy Carr, "The Way We Are" (Disco Fries Remix).
12. Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera, "Moves Like Jagger" (Sex Ray Vision Remix).
13. LMFAO, "Party Rock Anthem."
14. The Wanted, "Glad You Came" (Funk3d Club Remix).
15. Jennifer Lopez, "Papi" (Happy HotDog Club Mix).


Note: If you're trying to track down remixes listed above and they sound different than what you're hearing in this mix, it's because I do a lot of specific editing of my own to each track before I put the mix together, and there is a lot of extra percussion added.








To download any of the previous mixes in the Workout Music series, go to:
   http://www.djbolivia.ca/workout.html


I have lots of other upbeat electronica mixes available on my DJ website, on my Mix Downloads page. Admittedly, there aren't too many mixes there [yet] that are exclusively club dance tracks, but there are a lot of house/trance mixes that I find to be pretty good to listen to when I'm going running. Or driving. Or doing any sort of mindless task where I just want some energetic beats to listen to. Most of them are about an hour long, to fit onto a standard CD. Check them out, maybe you'd enjoy some of them?

Finally, if you like this mix, please post this link on your Facebook walls, or to Twitter! If you're a member of any sort of workout or fitness website or message board, feel free to post a link to this post there.


This mix can be downloaded as part of an archive of all 12 of DJ Bolivia's older workout mixes, from the following Google Drive link:


The mixes (produced between 2010 and 2014) are compressed as a RAR archive, which can be opened natively in Windows.  If you're using a Mac, you can use a free utility to open the RAR (popular examples are "The Unarchiver" and the "UnRarX" app).  The password to open the archive is simply 'bolivia' and the size of the download is 1.6 gigabytes.  If you have problems downloading this archive from the above Google Drive link, you can email DJ Bolivia at djbolivia@gmail.com for an alternate download link.

Additional information about finding any of DJ Bolivia's older mixes can be found at this link:


Thanks for your interest in these old historical mixes!










Follow Jonathan Clark on other sites:
        Twitter: twitter.com/djbolivia
        SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/djbolivia
        YouTube: youtube.com/djbolivia
        Facebook: facebook.com/djbolivia
        Main Site: www.djbolivia.ca
        Music Blog: djbolivia.blogspot.ca