“Not All Futures Fade” – Downtempo DJ Mix

Not All Futures Fade
Downtempo DJ Set 12-19-2012

Well, it’s been far too long since I had the time to put together a new DJ set, but now that the year is starting to wind down a little I finally got to shop for some new tracks.  Here’s a new downtempo set, the tracks were selected for this one with the winter months in mind.  Tracklist:

Start Time – Artist – Track – Label

00:00 – Stay Under Construction – Hyperunactive – Everlasting Sensation
06:16 – Dhamika – Whispers – Uxmal
10:39 – Kayla Scintilla – Break Belief Bounce (Whitebear Rmx) – Merkerba
15:09 – CJ Art – Levitation – Mistique
18:42 – Incolumis – Cloudcage – JOOF
24:24 – Chronos – Sequenced Remix Limiter – Uxmal
26:23 – Beauty, The Breakdown – Forever (Loopsy Dazy Rmx) – Everlasting Sensation
33:10 – Sayr – Thru It – Muti
37:18 – Aes Dana – Horizontal Rain – Ultimae
41:24 – Okapi – Stay Home – Loony Moon Experiment
45:57 – Nikosf – Sensual Colours – Etoka
51:41 – Aes Dana – Low Tide Explorations – Ultimae

Speaking of DJing, my next gig will likely be January 3rd or 4th for the opening of the Beer Authority’s new location (right next door, much bigger space now).   I’ll post the details ont he blog once they are all finalized.

Liquid Beats 2

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday from 4-6 PM I’ll be DJing at The Beer Authority in Seattle once again.  Planning on doing a downtempo set this time around, so stop by for a cold micro-brew and some chilled out beats!  It’s Hoppy Hour, so if you buy any two bottles, your first pint is only $2.  Hope to see some you there!

Strings & Theories DJ Mix

It’s been awhile since I did a DJ mix, and with summer coming along nicely now, I figured it was time for some fun, groovy music.  This one was done in Traktor 2.5 with the Kontrol X1 and my Xone62.  A Traktor Audio 6 DJ was used for all IO.  I have to say, the new tempo and beat detection NI added in version 2.5 was more or less spot on in all my tracks. Nice.

Strings & Theories
Downtempo DJ Mix 06-28-2012

Start Time – Artist – Track Title – Label
00:00 – Carmen Rizzo – Take Me Over – Electrofone
04:14 – Boot Cut Rockers – Instant Lightflow – Elvissabeat
09:39 – CJ RcM – Forest Rain – Easy Summer
12:41 – Pae – Pacific Interlude – GR8 AL
16:25 – Ekala – Blue Promises – Celestial
20:08 – Immaculate Ibiza – Drum & Drum – Immaculate Ibiza
23:21 – Elvizzards – Blue Rose – Manifold
28:13 – Dive Deep Corp – Dub Up – Elvissabeat
32:19 – Kogyo – Waves – Kindred
36:59 – Ovnimoon – Fab My Sun – Psybertribe
43:08 – Stefwell – Is This Love (OBE Chill Rmx) – Clubstar

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Just a couple more quick tidbits.  Just found out yesterday I’m going to be playing a downtempo live set at Chillography in Seattle on August 4th.  Also, I’ll be doing a more uptempo live set at the Sequential Circuits club night in Vancouver, BC on August 20th.  All this in addition to my live sets at Photosynthesis July 20th in Neah Bay, WA.  Going to be a busy summer!

Details on the new gigs coming soon, just waiting for some artwork and my time slots.  Hope to meet some of you at one of these!

Blue Dream DJ Set

 

Blue Dreams Downtempo DJ Set

What can I say, I’ve been on a roll lately I guess.  🙂 Here’s a new downtempo DJ set, recorded live on Feb 13, 2012 using Ableton Live 8, Allen & Heath Xone62, Akai APC40, and NI Traktor Audio 6.

Tracklist:

Time – Artist – Track – Label
00:00 – Culture Cruisers – La Piscine – Ajnavision
07:12 – Deep Fried Dub – Submerged – Iboga
11:29 – Consciousness Federation – Causes And Effects – Uxmal
20:36 – Mooryc – All Those Moments – Freude Am Tanzen
24:51 – Ephemeral Mists – Looming – Sa Trincha
28:31 – BlueBliss – Splashed – Ovnimoon
33:25 – Flict – Orientation
36:22 – Consciousness Federation – You’re Not Your Memory – Uxmal
40:57 – Tripswitch – Roll Your Own – Section
46:49 – Banco De Gaia – Shanti – Disco Gecko
52:26 – Amber Long – Foresight – FineGrind Audio
56:23 – Fastus – Hero – Independant
59:43 – Tarekith – Slope Lifter
65:56 – Carmen Rizzo – Morning Glory – Electrofone
70:07 – Screw Bus – Brazzaville Beach – Time Tools
75:42 – Bobby Benninger – Moments – Independant
80:34 – Tomas Dvorak – The Bottom – Minority

The Beautiful Decay

The Beautiful Decay
(Right Click to Save As)

 

Downtempo & House DJ Set, Recorded 09-08-2011

Start Time – Artist – Track – Label
00:00 – Bird of Prey – Pathfinder – Addictech
04:42 – Thievery Corporation – Fragments – ESL
08:37 – Chris Zippel – Stretch Marks – D’Vision
14:28 – Sergio Walgood – Project 29 – Anjavision
20:23 – Kilowatts – Deliriously – Kilowatts Music
24:47 – Digitalis – 1992 – Eardrum
29:31 – Jakob Thiesen – Clocks – Obsolete Components
34:55 – Erik Sumo Band – Show Me The Light (Hanssen Rmx) – Chi
41:25 – Evren Ulusoy – Fade To Blonde (Paronator Rmx) – Proton
46:28 – Jonny Blanco – Souk – Tocame
52:39 – Wasabi – Go Back (Costin 105 Rmx) – Lovely Mood

Originally, this mix was supposed to air on the No Warning Shot show on Brap.fm later this month.  Unfortunately, due to reasons out of my control (something about a group of badgers stealing the server and the country of Sweden refusing to pay their ransom demands), No Warning Shot has been put on the back burner for a few weeks.

Since this mix was mainly intended to celebrate the winding down of summer, and the coming Fall (my favorite time of the year), I decided to go ahead and release the mix now.  The set starts off with some downtempo, and then works it’s way into a more upbeat housier vibe.  Loving the Hanssen remix of “Show Me the Light” at 34:55, such crazy vocals and a deep groove.

Enjoy!

Broken Past DJ Set

BrokenPast (<- Click to download or play)

I was going through some of my older tracks one day last week and decided it was time to to put together a mix of some of my more uptempo tracks from days gone by.  Some of these songs are 6-7 years old (and sound like it!), but it was a lot of fun revisiting some of my earlier tunes again.  Mainly breaks in the beginning, with some 4/4 stuff towards the end.

Start Time – Track (all tracks written by Tarekith)
00:00 – Devoid
03:52 – Playing With Forces
08:49 – The Thin Line
15:42 – Somewhere In Here
21:37 – Talus
26:32 – A World Away
33:10 – Shadows Falling
38:45 – Huck & Drop (2010 mix)
44:29 – In Your Place
50:06 – Deception
53:53 – Curver
59:25 – Base5
65:59 – Know No Limits

Very Sary – Downtempo DJ Set

Very Sary
Downtempo DJ Mix 06-19-2011

Smooth downtempo for the coming summer, perfect for the beach, poolside, or late-night lounge sessions.  This is probably one of the best mixes I’ve done in a long time, really happy with the tunes I found for this one, and how it all came together.

This set was recorded for the RK2 Podcast 5 year anniversary, thanks to Korruptor for asking me to be a part of this celebration!

http://www.rk2podcast.com/

Start Time – Artist – Track Title – Label
00:00 – Soulstice – Changes (Rocket Empire Rmx) – OM
05:58 – Solid State Drive – Lazy Hazy – Dusted Down
07:39 – TV Victor – Part 3 – Tresor
14:40 – Ruggero – Zaffiro – Wormland White
20:45 – Phutureprimitive – Burn – Native Harmonix
26:53 – Green Beats – The Beach – Synergetic
34:05 – Tarekith – Ridgeline – Tarekith.com
38:50 – Solid Sessions – Janeiro (Chiller Twist Rmx) – Cloud 9 Dance
45:59 – Green Beats – Tokyo Romance – Dubmission
51:32 – Hybrid – Every Word – Distinctive
56:17 – Zoubir Madani – Joy – Kinjo
61:31 – Bassus – Waterfall – Sambit
66:29 – Lomez, Ivaylo – Rila (Sound Solutions Rmx) – Houselective
73:02 – Fastus – Vol du Nuit – Master

 

Machinedrum DJ Set Vol. 2

Machinedrum DJ Set Vol. 2

This is the second in a series of collaborations initiated by the Elektron-Users.com community.  The basic idea is that each user contributes a pattern they wrote using only the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1.  Then, users of the forum can perform a sort of combination DJ and live set using only those patterns.

Unfortunately I was pretty busy around the pattern submission dead-line, so none of the songs in this set were written by me.  Still, it was great fun performing the set, so thanks to all of the producers who let me use and modify their patterns so I could still participate.

This set was recorded live in one pass on 05-07-2011 using only the Machinedrum recorded direct via a RME Fireface400.  2dB of limiting was applied to tame one large peak during the set, otherwise no additional processing was applied.

Here’s the tracklist:

00:00 – Dubathonic – SubTerra
03:10 – Catabolic – Biz’n’Veetz
07:52 – Catabolic – Escalate
12:04 – djd_oz – Monopoly
15:37 – Jonathon Doe – Derive
19:10 – djd_oz – Jenga
22:44 – Jonathon Doe – Fraktur
26:23 – djd_oz – Scrabble

The sysex files of my edits to the original patterns can found here:

http://tarekith.com/assets/MD02_Edits.zip

Here’s a link to the first Machinedrum DJ/Live set I did as well:

http://tarekith.com/mp3s/Tarekith_-_MD_DJ_Set.mp3