Sunday, December 30, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 12/30/2012

Tonight was the last show of the year! It's amazing how the year flew by. There were so many amazing songs from 2012. I tried to get as many into two hours as I could, but we didn't even put a dent in the folder I was pulling from. So consider this the pre-gaming to tomorrow night's festivities. The first show of the year will have to be the after party. Come back for that! Judging by what's left in this folder, it's going to be a great time.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mix Monday: Sparkless - Nu Disco Your Disco (Exclusive Mix)

Merry Christmas! (And Happy Holidays to those who don't celebrate Christmas!) Normally I would listen to Christmas tunes while wrapping the last of my gifts, but iTunes hasn't been cooperating and I haven't a solution. So, off to SoundCloud where there are lots of readily available mixes for a music junkie's listening pleasure. 

Ukrainian dj, Alexander Khomenko (or Sparkless), posted this great disco mix from his podcast "Nu Disco Your Disco." It's not exactly a holiday mix, but the energy and vibes are just right. The classic disco vibes gets a nice little relaxed groove going. After all the holiday craziness, who wouldn't want a relaxing groove? Enjoy this, enjoy your holiday, and and don't forget to relax, because isn't that what the holidays are about? 

Sparkless - Nu Disco Your Disco (Exclusive Mix) by SPARKLESS

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mix Monday: LOUISAHHH!!! - FEVER PITCH 12-12

LOUISAHHH!!! WOO! Every time I read her name, I feel like I have to back it up with energy and excitement. She's is one of my favorites when I'm in need of some moody or edgy house music. Her work with Bromance Records is particularly satisfying. 

This is the first of episode of a podcast series for TUNNELFM where Louisahhh djs the first hour, and then a special guest takes over for the second hour. It happens the third Saturday of the month at 11pm (GMT). Stevie Be (one half of Pipes) appears as the first guest of the series. In total, it's a fantastic two hours tracks. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 12/16/2012

Thanks for tuning in to the show this week! I haven't got much to say, so I'm keeping it short. Usually I would mention next week's show, but I'm actually not sure if I'll be able to make it. Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mix Monday: SBTRKT - Boiler Room Mix

SBTRKT, so I've heard, is a must see. I haven't gotten the opportunity yet, but this 50 minute set he laid down for Boiler Room looks and sounds like a good time. Enjoy it. SBTRKT pulls from quite a variety of genres, including house, hip-hop, and contemporary R&B. I'm in it to get my UK Garage fix, but the flawless change of styles near the middle and end of this set is why SBTRKT is brilliant. Both the video and audio track are posted after the jump. Make sure to grab the download.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 12/9/2012

Thanks for tuning in this week! The French Express Tour that I mentioned last week was great. Maybe you were there? This week, I'm going to try to make it out to Julio Bashmore this Thursday in New York. Check out all the details on Le Poisson Rouge's website. Here's tonight's playlist:

Monday, December 03, 2012

Mix Monday: Eldaran - Mixtape Relax and Dance

Relaxing and dancing are two of my favorite things, and the combination of the two is pure bliss. Any music relating to such activities is also welcomed. I don't know who Eldaran is, but this is a fantastic. He promises good vibes and delivers. Thanks Eldaran, and thanks Luv Shack Records for favoriting this today. Make sure to download this one.

Mixtape Relax and Dance by Eldaran

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 12/2/2012

Thanks for catching the show tonight! Make sure you're following the show on Facebook :)

And check out the French Express tour! It's going to be fantastic.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mix Monday: Duke Dumont - Mix for Studio Brussels

Every now and then with these Monday mixes, I like to post something that satisfies my music itch. If you've been following the show, you've probably noticed Duke Dumont popping up quite a bit in the playlists. His sound is commanding and there's a nice little sass in there. No matter how many times I hear "The Giver," it's never enough. This mix features several Duke Dumont tracks. The only thing is, I wish I got my dose of "Reclamation of the Trance." I'll put that at the end. Enjoy.

Duke Dumont Mix For Studio Brussels by Duke Dumont

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 11/25/2012

Holy smokes! This is the last show for November! This month was all sorts of messed up because of the hurricane and loss of power. Everything just seemed to fly by, and now it's basically over. Well, December is one of the best months in my opinion. Thanksgiving is really just pregaming for the holidays that follow. Hopefully you enjoyed the show, and come back next week. The end of the year is looking good for Eclecticism. Here's the playlist from tonight:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mix Monday: Cyclist - November Bikeride :::mixtape:::

Cyclist is always great go to for some funky house disco. This mix is the second installment of these "Bikeride" mixes. November really gets going from the start just spiral into a deeper and deeper groove. The end gets pretty intense with the Zombie Disco Squad Remix of Mike Mago into Chris Malinchak. Delicious. Head over to facebook to grab this one. While you're there, grab some of his other tracks.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 11/18/2012

Thanks for catching the show! Sorry about the delay in posting the playlist. For some reason, my computer didn't want to hook up to the internet at the station. Technology fail. Anyway, check out the playlist, and grab the free download of Le Nonsense's new track. It was such a great vibe to kick off the show. Enjoy!

Eos (Original Mix) by Le Nonsense

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mix Monday: Poolside - Seasons Change (Fall/Winter 2012 Mixtape)

Poolside's new Seasons Change mix sets a different tone as the colder months approach. Obviously the weather in New Jersey has been crazy, but last week's snowfall had me excited for winter. Everything about the season leads to cozy. This mix is filled with a lot of chill, relaxing tunes making it perfect for late nights and curling up under a blanket before bed. Since there's no more snow on the ground, I guess it's time to grab that blanket.

Poolside - Seasons Change (Fall/Winter 2012 Mixtape) by Poolside

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 11/11/2012

The best part about not doing a show for a couple of weeks is that the next one is packed with goodness. Tonight's show was no different, and after dealing with mother nature's wrath, I was excited to play some tunes. Enjoy the playlist!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mix Monday: Koobra YleX XmiX - October 2012

Koobra was an instant favorite when I first heard the track "Nightrunning." It has such a great energy. (Keep reading to listen to that one.) If only there were more tracks. There were a lot of good mixes today, but I can never get enough Koobra-time. This mix oozes with lush, driving house, and who doesn't love that? It's a great way to start the week. More please.

Koobra YleX XmiX - October 2012 by Koobra

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 10/21/2012

I have to be honest, this was up there on the list of best shows I've done. Hopefully you caught this one. There was a lot of what I like to refer to as "dripping, drooling synthesizers." I've been feeling a lot of that lush and dreamy stuff. For this year's CMJ Music Marathon, I made it out to the Ghostly International/Cascine Showcase. Aside from nearly passing out from the heat and the people packed into Le Baron, the show was fantastic. It cleared out a bit halfway through. And thank goodness, because Chad Valley was absolutely amazing. Too many people can sometimes ruin these things. I'll definitely be seeing him live again. Enjoy this playlist, I  know I will.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mix Monday: Andrew Clarke - Night Mix

Recently, I've noticed most of my music listening is at night. You can see where this is going, but I'm glad I found this new Andrew Clarke mix when I did. It's perfect. The name of it doesn't matter. It's filled with some wonderful moody, hypnotic deep house tracks that'll work for whatever you're doing while you're up at night. One of my favorites is the starter, "Same Old Place" by Genius in Time. And honestly, it just keeps going from there. Good stuff. Enjoy the rest of your night.

Night Mix by Andrew Clarke

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 10/14/2012

This week's show was pretty awesome, hopefully it pulled you away from The Walking Dead premiere, but I have I feeling it didn't. It's okay, if it weren't for the show tonight, I would have been watching too. But I have to hold out for the re-run.

Tonight's show featured three or four tracks from my latest music find from Luv Shack Records. It's their first release, but check out their more recent releases. Enjoy!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Mix Monday: MNQN x NEON Exclusive Mixtape July 2012

Obviously it isn't July, but this is the most recent mix from Switzerland's Mannequine. Even though I've been trying to get away from the beach, this doesn't have too many tracks that I would consider summer tracks. This mix is really solid. There's a lot of lush, atmospheric, yet extremely groovy house music with some drool-worthy basslines, which is exactly what I'm craving with the falling temperatures.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 10/7/2012

Thanks for catching the show tonight! I've been lacking on the posts, but this week's show had a lot of direction from Perseus's latest mix. Check it out, and here's the playlist from tonight's show:

Perseus: i-D Online Mix [9.12] by PERSEUS

Monday, October 01, 2012

Mix Monday: The Vitalic Noise 'Family Ties' Mixtape

October crept up fast. September wasn't really an active music month for me. I apologize for slacking on my Monday mix to kickoff the past couple of weeks. Hey, sometimes you just aren't feeling it.

This Monday, I'm back on, and it apparently coincides with the re-lauch of Vitalic Noise. To showcase some of their artists, they released this flawless mix. It's available to download for free, but most of the tracks remain a mystery. However, one of the identified tracks led to me acquiring an album, so it's not a complete letdown. It's still a great mix to kickoff the week.

The Vitalic Noise 'Family Ties' Mixtape by Vitalic Noise

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 9/30/2012

This past week I've been all over Cascine and their Standouts 2010-2012 compilation. The show definitely reflects that. Check out the label's joint showcase during CMJ with one of my favorite labels, Ghostly International: Ghostly/Cascine Showcase

And, here's the playlist from tonight's show. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 9/23/2012

Sex, drugs, and house music. Tonight's underlying theme for the show. It wasn't planned, it just happened that way.
Thanks Tiara for joining me on air tonight! Hopefully everyone enjoyed listening. Come back next week!

Jonny Hopkinson - Nothing Changes [FREE DOWNLOAD] by Jonny Hopkinson

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 9/16/2012

Thanks for listening to the show! Here's the playlist. Apparently I've been feeling French Express this week. I didn't realize it until posting the playlist, but tonight's show had quite a bit of French Express. There were even more tracks that I pulled and didn't get to this week. Maybe it's because they've been posting a bunch of free downloads recently. Check that out, and come back next week. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

La Fille De L'Air #1: Zéphyr

Monday had me a little uninspired, so I didn't post a mix. Apologies. These things happen. That's not to say I didn't find mixes, just not anything that complemented my musical mood for the day. Now, on to Tuesday.

To make up for the loss, I'm sharing this compilation from La Fille De L'Air Records, which happens to be a freebie. I sat on this for a while, but now's the time. Lately, I've been craving some music to fill, what I refer to as, my "futuristic house" fix. This compilation does the trick, and it has been getting some heavy rotation in my life. 

There's a lengthy block of text (in both French and English) on the La Fille De L'Air SoundCloud that describes their vision, but here's what I took away from it: french, feminine, sophisticated, deep house, filtered house, disco house, and did I mention house? Needless to say, it's really good.

Check out the teaser video below, and if you're feeling that, keep reading for more tunes. The download links follow as well.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 9/9/2012

Apparently Labor Day for me means not doing anything for the entire week. Tonight's show marks getting back in the groove. (Both the dancing groove, and the working groove.) Hopefully you caught the show this week! Come back next week for more!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mix Monday: Zimmer - Paris Plage | Summer Tape

Zimmer, in my opinion, is the master of summer vibes. I've probably said that before, but I'm saying it again. This guy is genius. August is the unofficial end to summer in my book, and I've been in the mood for some deeper summer tracks. Think end of the night jams, but more epic because they're end of summer jams. Zimmer's Paris Plage mix hits all the right spots. These tracks are perfect! Have a listen, download, and enjoy the rest of summer.

Zimmer - Paris Plage | Summer Tape by Zimmer

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 8/26/2012

It's so weird to think that the summer is almost over. When I looked at calendar this morning, I couldn't believe it's the last week of August! So consider this my end of summer, I can't wait for fall show. I put some of my favorite summer jams into the mix tonight, and also some new favorites that I plan to carry on into the cooler temperatures. Anyway, enjoy the playlist and the rest of your summer!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mix Monday: Isaac Tichauer - August Mix

Isaac Tichauer has been on heavy rotation in my house over the past couple of weeks. Ever since French Express released his debut (and the label's debut) album, Devotion. I've been playing it a lot, usually on repeat. The funky, sassy deep house and spacey vocals are addicting! This mix is fantastic as well. It's an entire hour of delicious tracks blended together flawlessly. My car will appreciate the new treat.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 8/19/2012

Thanks for checking out this week's show. I decided to change the sound up a bit. The new Purity Ring album is amazing, and I wanted to play a couple of tracks on the air. Enjoy tonight's playlist! I had fun making it. Next week, I'll be back with the usual delicious, poppy, tropical, french, disco house stuff.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mix Monday: Maxxi Soundsystem - White Light 56

Originally, this Monday was going to be about the latest White Light mix by RAC, but I've been feeling Maxxi Soundsystem lately. He'll be spinning in New York at Le Poisson Rouge this Saturday, and I'm excited for that. So when I came across a Maxxi Soundsystem mix while looking into these White Light mixes, I knew exactly what I wanted to share. 

This has more of a late night feel to it, but that is the intention of the White Light mixes. They are meant to be about music and space, and they "will always be about night driving, introspection, and taking the time to listen from start to finish." Check out their website. Hopefully the set on Saturday will have dancing in mind. Until then, this gets burned for the car. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 8/12/2012

Thanks for tuning in to the show this week! It's been a long day, so I'm keeping this short and sweet. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Mix Monday: Diyqee - DQ Tape XVI

Summer is in full swing now that it's getting near the end. It's how I justify posting this Monday's mix technically on a Tuesday. There really isn't another season that encourages taking time off, relaxing, sitting in the sun for hours, and spontaneous drinking and feasting with friends. I've made sure to get in my fair share, and not without the perfect tunes to set everything right.

There's been no shortage of appropriately tropical music this summer. This latest mix from France's Diyqee mixes together some great tracks. It starts off with Poolside and only gets better. Make sure to add this into your rotation of summer tunes. I did.

DQ Tape XVI by Diyqee

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 8/5/2012

Tonight's show was really fun to mix together. Even though I'm exhausted from climbing and hitting giant rocks in the heat, I realized I danced the whole show. Hopefully you enjoyed it. Stay cool, stay dry, and come back next week. Here's tonight's playlist:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mix Monday - Penguin Prison July 2012 Mixtape

This summer has been packed with so many shows, it's insane. Ever since my birthday at the end of June, I feel like I've been going to shows nonstop. Not that I'm complaining. Everything has been fantastic! It just hasn't left me much time to write about anything. Oddly, this Penguin Prison mix touches several of the shows I've been to and some of the music I've picked up along the way. I intend to write about these things.

Penguin Prison was one of the artists I went to see back in June at Brooklyn Bowl. His music is so catchy and infectious, the live performance is just icing on the cake. That's definitely one worth checking out. 

Enjoy the mix. Also, if you haven't grabbed the geniusness by RAC featuring Penguin Prison as remixed by The Magician, do that. I'll put some more goodies at the end of the post.

Penguin Prison July 2012 Mixtape by Penguin Prison

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 7/29/2012

More bass, please. Hope you caught this week's show. I wanted to get away from the tropical disco of summer, and get into some bassy house music. Let's say this was my show's interpretation of UK bass, at least, that's what I was going for. Enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Mix Monday: LOUISAHHH!!! - Bromance Summer Mix

Bromance and Gotta Dance Dirty present the awesomeness that is this Louisahhh mix. I'm so happy this  came out today. Instead of doing my own show last night, I decided to head to Le Bain. Louisahhh and Chris Malinchak killed it. It was well worth skipping the show for the week. However, I did leave the show feeling a need for more Louisahhh in my life. This mix does the trick for now. Download it here -- this one's going in the car.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 7/18/2012

Well this is quite unusual for a Wednesday. Since I had off today, I decided to fill in some empty space on the radio this afternoon. I also felt bad that I'll be missing the show this upcoming Sunday. Here's the playlist from my little afternoon show for those who want it. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mix Monday: Joe Goddard 45 Boiler Room DJ Set

Joe Goddard goes in on this Boiler Room DJ set with some serious UK garage and grime. I can't lie, when I first saw this mix, this was the furthest thing from how I imagined it would sound. The tracks are so bassy and glitchy, but still have a nice chill flow -- it's fantastic. Let's just leave this at, I need to hunt down some more tunes of this variety.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Playlist: "Eclecticism" 7/15/2012

Tonight's show, in my opinion, was truly eclectic. It's been a crazy week of music for me. It started off with some great mixes, Poolside's album took up a huge chunk of listening time, and then ended it all with Tycho at Webster Hall last night. There's a chance I won't be around next week. More about that later. Enjoy the playlist!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Poolside - Pacific Standard Time

Finally, it's here! A whole album of Poolside! At about 3am, something got me to check on the status of Poolside's debut Pacific Standard Time. I'm so happy it turned out to be the day it was released. Not only was I able to order the sweet double LP appropriately on gold and turquoise vinyl, it also came with the download on the receipt. Hooray for instant gratification!

If you haven't heard of Poolside, honestly, I'm sorry. You're missing out. It's been a year since "Do You Believe," and more recently Summer is basically halfway over.The epitome of summer music has been absent from your life. (Unless you're in the southern hemisphere. I guess it's technically winter right now -- hmm.) Everything you do in the summer could be done to this album. Obviously it's perfect for sitting by the pool or on the beach, but you can also get down to a lot of these tracks. There's a great little groove going on here. But to get you up to speed, or for your enjoyment, let's listen to some Poolside.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Mix Monday: The C90s - July Chart Mix

There certainly is no shortage of great mixes floating around right now. I had a few really good ones over the weekend. This Monday, I'm going with The C90s July mix. It's been way hot lately, and I'm ready for that epic dance that brings on the monsoon. While dancing and listening to it this morning, I decided, this would be the soundtrack to my raindance. Bring it on. 

Also, these tracks are fantastic. I've been basking in the rays of all this, what I like consider, tropidisco. This mix really gets into a nice house groove. I love it. Grab the free download of NSW Stomp by Debonair. I couldn't help but notice it was free when I found it on SoundCloud.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012

Mix Monday: Zimmer - Tobogan | June Tape

There's so much sexy tropical disco going around! I don't know what to do with it all. Zimmer has always been a champion of the sound in my opinion. He was one of the first guys I heard doing this style, and I've always loved all things Zimmer. His latest mix features some awesome tracks, some of which I remember seeing for download. I'll put those at the end. Happy summering!

Zimmer - Tobogan | June Tape by Zimmer

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Playlist: Eclecticism 7/1/2012

Happy first day of July! As we enter the second month of Summer, there seems to be no shortage of beachy tunes floating around. Check out the playlist from tonight's show, and stay cool.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Magician - Magic Tape 24

You know it's a good day when you wake up to blue skies, a cool breeze, and a new Magic Tape!! Only this  Magic Tape's going to have to get me through the rest of summer. The next one won't appear until September. Hopefully The Magician has something else up his sleeve.

Magic Tape Twenty-Four by TheMagician

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mix Monday: Keenhouse - Folding Mix

The weekend of shows not only left me exhausted, but it set me on a binge of good vibes. I plan on posting more about my weekend adventures soon.

This Keenhouse mix not only has the most amazing summer groove going on, it has two parts! It's a house addict's dream. I think I listened to it three times today, and danced entirely through the first part in my room. Burning this for the car wasn't even a question. The two hours of super smooth house is fantastic. Even though it came out a couple of weeks ago, it wraps up my weekend and sends me shuffling on to the next weekend of djs and shows. Sadly, I didn't come across a tracklist for this one. If I find anything, I'll add it to the post. Hope you love this as much as I do!

Keenhouse :: Folding Mix by Keenhouse

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mix Monday: Eats Everything - RA.316 Podcast

Eats Everything has been on my radar a lot lately. I've been feeling the deep and bassy house. Now if only my internet would cooperate. It's not really conducive to the year 2012, so finding any music has been dreadful. I was happy to find this latest Resident Advisor podcast while skimming my facebook stalkerfeed on my phone today.

This mix features several Eat Everything edits in addition to some killer tracks. Apparently the guy hasn't done a set like this before. Well, I hope that he does, and I hope that he does it in New York. I'd like to believe that the kid who knocked on my door (intending to go to the small gathering next door) thought he was about to walk into the dance party of the century. I mean, I was having the dance party of the century -- alone.

Download the mix: Eats Everything RA.316 Podcast
Check out the RA interview: