10 posts categorized "DJ Adamix SO HOT Column"

Saturday, January 03, 2009

DJ Adamix Top Ten Dance Songs Of All Time - Free Mix Download

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'Tis the season of the list countdown TV show here in the UK, so I'm extending that to my column here on EQ and counting down my Top Ten Greatest Dance Tunes Of All Time (probably).  Unfortunately I don't have any D-list celeb types to talk about the first time they heard them, sing them badly, then laugh insanely, as only a D-list celebrity on a countdown TV show can.  But here goes anyway...

1.  Derrick May "Strings Of Life"

No words!

2.   Eric Prydz "Pjanoo"

The tune of 2008 was recorded years ago.

3.  Stonebridge "Put 'Em High"

Catchier than birdflu - singer Therese wrote the hook. Good job Therese!

4.  Black Box "Ride On Time"

Italy hijacks Loleatta Holloway's vocal and invades the dance scene.

5.  Shapeshifters "Lola's Theme"

Check out the original string sample from 1980

6.  Adamski "Killer"

Seal on vocals - he wrote his own lyrics.

7.  Technotronic "Pump Up The Jam"

Re-released in recent years by DONS.

8.  Late Night Alumni "Empty Streets"

AKA Kaskade - a personal favourite.

9.  Spiller "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"

Named after Miami club 'Groovejet'. The track kept Victoria Beckham off the top spot in the UK. Hooray!

10. Delerium Ft Sarah McLachlan "Silence"

Especially the Niels van Gogh Vs. Thomas Gold remix. Sarah wrote most of the lyrics in the studio.

This exercise highlighted two points: The first is that my top two are instrumentals - a surprising revelation for a vocal tart such as myself!  Also: doing this has made me realise how much easier it is to write a column (and no doubt produce a TV programme) based around some kind of a countdown. I'll try to steer clear in future unless I'm pushed for time.

On another note, you can listen to and/or download my latest DJ mix here:

http://www.zshare.net/audio/534437511605b3a5/

It has a bit of an oldskool remixed feel to it, so if that's your thing, then download away!

Happy New Year - DJ Adamix

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

DJ Adamix So Hot Column

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First off I wanted to say what a great night Electroqueer was last week! The acts were fantastic - some real discoveries for me and the turnout was excellent, so thanks to everyone who came along, and bring on the next one in 09!
 
I have a confession: I caught myself in the midst of doing a live "Pjanoo"/"What Is Love" mash-up on Saturday night.  By the time I realised it was no longer August 08 it was too late! It actually worked really well, but it got me thinking about the repetetive nature of dance music.  From the beats, to the structure of the tracks, the samples, and the songs themselves, so much is recycled! I guess that's where EQ comes in.
 
For me, the electro end of the dance spectrum is where it's all happening, in terms of production at least.  Recent excellent examples of electro reinterpretation of classic tracks include the Kam Denny And Paul Zala (aka Vandalism) mix of Ce Ce Peniston's "Finally" which has a hypnotic bass intro and true Vandalism electro-bass backtrack.  Also featuring heavily on my retro remix list is Jean Claude Ades' update of "I Begin To Wonder". The vocal ain't Dannii but you can barely tell.  And the moment the bass kicks in at 1' 40" gets everyone moving.  And finally, don't miss the original mix of Mr P!nk Ft Raina June's version of "What Is Love". I reckon it could just be the best "What Is Love" re-interpretation of 2008! Seriously!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

DJ Adamix SO HOT Column

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First things first - [email protected] (The Return!) was sensational last week!  Juvelen was my undisputed hero of the night - what a talent.  He has some great mixes too: check out the Mike Downey mix of "Hanna" and the Team Skidoo mix of "Don't Mess". I also enjoyed playing superstar sisters Electrovamp's new single "Drinks Taste Better When They're Free", the Papa Vito Mix of Charli XCX's "Emeline" and of course the Electro mix of Cassette Electrik's "Leaving". Big thanks to everyone involved.

Original material rules of course, but you can't beat hearing a familiar tune - or better still, a banging new mix of a familiar tune - when your out dancin'.  My current favourite is the Steve Forest & Paul Simon mix of "Been A Long Time" by Nicola "I'm-a-boy" Fasano vs Yoshimoto.  Especially loving the rave synth pads behind the chorus, which can also be heard in the ace Chriss Ortega mash-up of "Freed From Desire".  Those damn synths bring a tear to my eye!

Talking of tears, this wouldn't be complete without the obligatory mention of Eric "I-still-don't-know-how-to-pronounce" Prydz's "Pjanoo", which has rightfully taken its place at the top end of the charts.  It seems to be one of those rare songs that is so perfect as to be unmixable - witness the disappointing selection of mixes available - even by my hero Fred Falke!  You don't mess with the best, and that is the Original Club mix.

And finally, a newsflash: I changed the 's' to an 'x' - my new DJ name is Adamix and this is my new myspace: www.myspace.com/adamixmusic. Add me!

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