Thursday, 24 May 2012

Music News :-)

I'm quite conscious of the fact that my time line on Facebook and Twitter will soon be full of self promotion blabber.
So here is a blog post that will inform you of my music movements over the summer, exciting times are ahead and hopefully there will be more good news from me in the future.....

First up, my track titled Stereocode which was released earlier this year (18th March 2012) on Rezonation Music gets a re-release and it's featured on The 'St. Tropez Summer House Vibes Album' courtesy of Recovery House .

Released: 19th May 2012

The track list is as follows:

01. Crazy Sax 2.0 – Wawa (Boris Roodbwoy & Ezzy Safaris Remix)
02. Move – Dj Soulstar (Club Mix)
03. Knock On Your Heart – Tune Brothers, Jolly (Ralph Good Remix)
04. Hangover – Ben Delay, Mangoint (Original Mix)
05. Do Ya Disco – Grayson P (Original Mix)
06. Running 2012 – Erick Decks, DJ Sign, Felice (Original Erick Decks Extended Mix)
07. Sexy Girl – Franck Minaro (Sven Scott & Denetti Remix)
08. Tanko – John Aguilar (Homeaffairs Remix)
10. I Defy – Cosmic Funk (Fine Touch Remix)
11. Alegria – Peter Brown (B.Vivant Remix)
12. Organ Of Love (Want Love) – Jerry Ropero, Java, Caesar’s Scissors (Original Mix)
13. Oye Como Va – Capilari, Salvavida (Jerry Ropero Remix)
14. Shake – Niko De Luka (Brown Sugar Remix)
15. Better World – Jim Tonique, Patrick Bryze (Tujamo Club Mix)
16. Watching – Max Franklin (Max Franklin Mix)
17. La Colegiala – Guru Da Beat, Mauro Mondello (Original Mix)
18. Yo Quiero Bailar – Ruben Amaya (DJ Fist Remix)
19. Let The Bass Kick – Brown Sugar (Brown Sugar Remode)
20. Red October – Darko De Jan (Stereo Palma Remix)
21. Colors Of The Beach – Stev Dive, Delighters (Manface & DaBool Remix)
22. Destroyed – Argento (Original Mix)
23. Too many reasons – Paki & Jaro (Terrific D Remix)
24. Gotta Let Go – A. Lee (Paul Emanuel Dub Mix)


It feels great to be featured alongside some great names such as Erick Decks and Jerry Ropero.


My second release of the Summer is a HUGE Release, really happy and excited about this!

'Hard to Love' feat Nicole Tyler  is released on:


Release: 20th May 2012

Track list:

1. Sam Cannon  - Hed Kandi Live Es Paradis Opening Party 2012 (Continuous Dj Mix) [Live]
2. Fedde le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel  - Turn It
3. Mark Knight  - Alright (Original Club Mix)
4. Thomas Gold  - Sing2Me
5. Patrick Hagenaar  - Golden Nugget
6. Mobin Master - Show Me Love (feat. Robin S) [Ted Nilsson Remix]
7. Wez Clarke - Someday (Darryl Green Remix)
8. Audiowhores - Sometimes
9. Patrick Hagenaar  - L.O.V.E. (You Give the) [feat. AMPM] [David Jones Remix]
10. Jonas Fehr - Vice Moves
11. Diego Drums  - Azteca
12. WestFunk - Runnin (Instrumental)
13. Cult 45 - Revolver
14. JOEY MARTINEZ - HARD TO LOVE (feat. Nicole Tyler) 15. Darryl Green  -The Tears In My Eyes (feat. Shena) [Crazibiza Remix]
16. Todd Terry & J Paul Getto - Fantasy (Original Mix)

I could not be happier to be featured and released along some big players such as Todd Terry, Thomas Gold, Mark Knight and Fedde Le Grande - it's a dream come true!



As the tradition goes, tracks that are BIG in Miami go on to be even BIGGER in Ibiza and keeping with tradition 'Stereocode' is going to be featured on 'Ibiza Season Opening 2012 Album' released by the label Recovery House.

Release: 24/05/2012

Track listing:

01. Mar De Leva – Jorge Monita, Albert Aponte (Original Mix)
02. Push Me! – Coqui Selection (Ivan Llamazares Remix)
03. The Most Dangerous Place – Dany Cohiba (Angel Manuel’s Jack This Mix)
04. Whaddyala – Nathan Lee (Jorge Montia Marfil Remix)
05. Bring The Heat – Futuristic Polar Bears (Original Mix)
06. Knock On Your Heart – Tune Brothers, Jolly (Ralph Good Remix)
07. Yo Quiero Bailar – Ruben Amaya (DJ Fist Remix)
08. I Believe – Ce Ce Rogers, Syke’n'Sugarstarr (Idriss Chebak Rework)
09. Circus Bells – Fran Cosgrave, Ethan Project (Original Mix)
10. Spotlight – The Good Guys (Avicii Rising Star Mix)
11. Where I Wanna Be – A Squared Theory (Original Mix)
12. Kremlin – John Dahlback (Original Mix)
13. Bad Language – Lunde Bros. (Original Mix)
14. Shine A Light – Kurd Maverick (David Tort Remix)
15. Stand Up – DJ Fafo, Sebastian Massianello (Peter Brown Remix)
16. Rootz – Jochen Pash (Jacked Up Remix)
17. Music – Chris Montana (Sean Finn Remix)
18. Turn It Up – Martin Villeneuve, 8BarZ, FTR3 (8BarZ & FTR3 Mix)
19. Hardball – Ben Delay (Original Mix)
20. Where My Hoes At – Patrick Hagenaar (Upjeet Remix)
21. La Cacimba – David Herrero (Original Mix)
22. Baleares – Rio Dela Duna, Dany Cohiba (Original Mix)
23. Wild Beats – Nick Mentes (Zoltan Kontes Wild West Remix)
24. Feel The Rhythm – Dj Fafo (Jozsef Keller Remix)
25. Dutch Bitch – Rene Rodrigezz (Sean Finn Remix)
27. Can You Feel It – Martin Wright (Original Mix)
28. Don’t Stop (Afterparty) – Nopopstar (Club Mix)
29. Apoule – Midnite Sleaze, Phonatics (Fisher & Fiebak Remix)
30. Bump – Steve Kid (Original Mix)
31. Do Watcha Like – Marc Fisher, Jens Lissat (Erick Decks Remix)
32. Same Place Same Time – Travi$, Samuele Buselli (Original Mix)
33. Erebos – Luke Lawson, Adrian Ford (Deft Duo Remix)
34. More – Edhim, Roger Slato (Original Club Mix)

Again the Main Room Monster 'Stereocode' does it again & gets me featured alongside Patrick Hagenaar, Kurd Maverick and John Dahlback. These guys are a few of my inspirations so to be up the with them is just terrific!



'Stereocode' is doing the rounds this summer!

It'll also be featured on another compliation 'Ibiza Summer Vibes 2012' from the Label 'Play This! Records'

Release date: 07/06/2012

Full Track listing:

01. Sweet Dreams - Avicii (Avicii Swede Dreams Mix)
02. Music - Chris Montana (Original Ibiza Mix)
03. Knock On Your Heart - Tune Brothers, Jolly (Vocal Mix)
04. I Believe - Ce Ce Rogers, Syke'n'Sugarstarr (Idriss Chebak Rework)
05. Loose It - Alesso (Ibiza Mix)
06. Can You Feel It - Martin Wright (Original Mix)
07. Hold Me Close - Lissat, Voltaxx (Original Mix)
08. Ain't Nobody - Jason Chance (Vocal Mix)
09. Rootz - Jochen Pash (Original Mix)
10. Everlasting Now - Tim Royko, Cosmo Klein (Club Mix)
11. Cocek - O.B (Sexy Mix)
12. Sky - Matty Menck, Terri B! (DJ Soulstar Remix)
13. The More It Get - Audio Jacker (Original Mix)
14. Heat The Disco - Nick Mentes (Nick Mentes & Arno Grieco Remix)
15. Turn It Up - Martin Villeneuve, 8BarZ, FTR3 (Extended Mix)
16. Gotta Let Go - A. Lee (Paul Emanuel Club Mix)
18. I'll Never Stop - Cosmic Funk (Original Mix)
19. Where My Hoes At - Patrick Hagenaar (Nopopstar Remix)
20. Pasajeros Con Destino Ibiza - Andrea Bozzi (Original Mix)
21. Marina (Inside My Soul) - DJ Cross (Ruben Amaya Remix)
22. This Love - Soul Power (Paul Jacobson Remix)
23. All Around The World - Dancecom Project (Extended Mix)
24. Beat Goes Bad - ADDK (Full Vocal Mix)

Buzzing to be lined up against one of the hottest producers in the world right now - Avicii. He is another inspiration of mine and it really is good to be amongst so many good names, not only on this album but on all the releases coming over the summer!
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Monday, 14 May 2012

What?... I said look after you're ears

I've covered this subject before but I think it's important to talk about it and try to educate people about how they can protect their ears.
There have been a few things pop up in the media about Tinnitus so I thought I'd re-visit this subject and try to educate more people.
Recently Chris Martin and Plan B backed an earplug campaign
If you don't look after your ears, you can go deaf, that's a harsh reality but.Tinnitus can seriously impede your Career.
Music Legend Gary Numan says he did not look after his ears and now he is in "Trouble".
"It's getting serious, to the point that I can't mix my music properly anymore, so it's majorly impacted on my career. If I'd just looked after them when I was younger then this would never have happened, so I very much regret it. I would often be at gigs, standing at the front next to the speakers, not wearing earplugs, thinking I'm cool and being manly, but that's just rubbish, it's stupid.
"So look after your hearing and wear earplugs."
Here is a short video that I found on YouTube (it's not the best quality). Here dance music producer Jody Wisternoff talks about his trouble with Tinnitus and about wearing ear plugs.

Here is some medical information from Channel 4's embarrassing bodies

"Sufferers of tinnitus can hear noise within their ear or head that is not coming from an outside source. It can be quite common amongst sufferers of colds, but can also be caused by exposure to loud music. Up to 10% of the population suffer from tinnitus and it can range from nothing more than an annoyance to a much more serious condition that can cause problems when sleeping or concentrating. Old age is the most common cause of tinnitus, but it can occur in any age group, and can be self-inflicted by over-indulgence in thrash metal. The most common cause is damage to the hearing nerves that causes a random series of signals to be received by the brain, and interpreted as sound. It can also be caused by ear wax, anaemia, and in rare cases by more serious medical conditions such as tumours. There is no cure for tinnitus, but there are various coping mechanisms that you can discuss with your GP"

10 Top Tips on How to protect your ears

There are many ways to protect your ears from loud noises:

• Turn the volume down on your mp3 player
• Be careful of using cheap nasty headphones and speakers. Yes I know I'm a music tech geek and I'll always say that i-pod earphones are naff but if you use cheap tacky headphones when listening to your mp3 player, you'll be likely to turn the volume up as the quality will not be there.
• Take regular breaks when producing music and practising your DJ sets. Your ears get tired so give them a break and let them recover, you'll notice the difference in sounds when your ears are tired and when they are fresh.
• When in a club, take regular breaks from the dance floor
• Similar to the last point but monitor your exposure to sounds over 85 dB and take regular 15-minute "silent" breaks, regardless where you are.
• Pay attention to signs such as “Caution! Loud Noise Hazard, Ear protection must be worn”.
• Don’t try to be cool by standing next to the speakers in clubs
• Avoid hazardous sound environments. This is a difficult one especially if your a DJ/Producer/Musician but bare this in mind if you have to raise your voice to be heard, you are in a potentially dangerous environment for your hearing. 
• If you can't avoid loud environments then wear ear protection. Google 'Buy ear plugs' and you'll be well away. If you're in the UK then you can buy custom made ear plugs from Specsavers. they are quite pricey... From £99 a pair at the time of writing this but for if you're like me than you'll agree that your hearing is priceless.

dB      Level Level of Exposure           Common Noise Source
140    Deafening                                 Jet Engine 25m away
130    Deafening                                 Jet Engine 100m away
120    Deafening                                 Loud Club
110    Deafening                                 Jet Engine 600m away
100    Very                                         Loud Pneumatic drill
90      Very                                         Loud Food blender
80      Loud                                        Police Siren
70      Loud                                        Vacuum Cleaner
60      Moderate                                  Busy Office
50      Moderate                                  Normal Conversation
40      Faint                                        Library
30      Faint                                        Whisper
20      Very Faint                                Rustling leaves
10      Very Faint                                Breathing

Monday, 7 May 2012

We haven't got over MySpace

Today I refer you to a piece Grammy nominated, DJ, Producer, remixer and one half of Duck Sauce, A-Trak wrote.

Here A-Trak bangs the nail on the head. There is a massive gap left in the market since the fall of MySpace.

I think the 'death' of MySpace has been backwards progress for musicians and artsists.

It's 2012 and as an upcoming House Music DJ and Producer I use a combination of several social networking sites. I use SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to promote myself online and to help improve and increase my profile. Sadly I do not use MySpace but if you look hard enough you'll find that I do have an account set up but one that is hardly touched. You may also notice that I use a variety of SEO techniques and a few other tools to help boost me up the Search Engine Ranking and to help get me around in Cyber Space, however I believe had this been several years ago back in the hayday of MySpace all of this would be unneccessary. I spend an awful lot of time on the internet managing and updating my content which explains the rarity in blog posts here.

I'm not a a professional DJ/Producer yet... however I do strongly believe that the more prolific you are online reaps its rewards offline so the little time that I do have, not working full time, is spent between producing, practising my DJ skills and being active online. So this may be an argument for all the different internet tools available - it may seperate the amateurs from the professionals (in terms of number of tweets, plays, comments etc) but is it all neccessary?

Using all of these different sites can get tiring, well it is for me.

If MySpace had not died, imagine all of the free time we would have?

Now I know supporters of SoundCloud, Twitter, YouTube may be against me on this one. I'm not saying that SoundCloud, Twitter, YouTube and the rest aren't good - far from it, I believe they are essential to promote yourself if you are not already established.

But what SoundCloud can do, MySpace did. What Facebook does MySpace did. What YouTube can do MySpace did. What Twitter does, MySpace did. What my website does, well you guessed it.

Progress should suggest. that instead of using all of these sites that you combine them to make one big site... Well there was... It was called MySpace and it died.

I do miss MySpace and I'm with A-Trak on this, I want MySpace to come back or there to be another site that has eveything. One that gives me more time and one that isn't so confusing.

Well, I'm off to share the same information on 5 different websites when I could be doing on just one.