For whatever reason, Beatport took down those free tracks shortly after I put up my mix, and haven’t posted anything since. I’m not sure what’s really going on with them. They might be getting a little too big for their britches. I recently submitted a request to have access to their download links, so I could link each individual song directly back to its landing page.
They want me to pay $250 for the software to do that. Huh? Seems to me they are the ones that benefit from the exposure I’m providing them. In fact, I have yet to make a cent by promoting them on this blog. Well, you can rest assured, I’m not about to pay them for the linkage. I’ve checked into the Gay Blogads, and will most likely be using them in the very near future and remove all references to Beatport.
For now, I’ll continue providing links back to them, but I will also be providing links to other sources when the individual song is not available on their site. I know, this goes against the terms of my agreement with them, but at this point, I don’t give a sh!t. NOTE TO BEATPORT: You’re suffering from a case of ABS (Arrogance Breeds Stupidity). Enough said.
After last week’s mega-update, I decided it was time to get myself better organized. Once I receive and/or purchase the music, everything is processed immediately and is now filed in a folder for its specific genre. This allows me to better track the songs and spend less time in pre-production.
I also got some feedback from my partner, who really “dislikes” electro. He wants his funk completely separated. Which, is probably for the best. Let’s face it, three discs for one mix was excessive. So here is the breakdown for the categories of mixes I’ll be putting out: Deep House, Electro-Tech House, Funky House, Progressive House, Classic House, and Circuit (which are the holiday and seasonal editions). Ultimately, I think this makes more sense. I also want to make sure our folks like “Disco-Ball” get their fill of what grooves them the most. With that being said, welcome to the first official Progressive Edition.
I originally sat down to do this mix last Sunday but wasn’t feeling it. I went back on Tuesday and knocked it out in a couple of hours. I’ve only skimmed the mix to check for errors. Ultimately, I think this mix kicks some serious ass! But then again, that’s just my humble opinion.
Admittedly, I haven’t had the time to fully preview the entire mix. So, I’m hoping for the best. The first mix lends more to Deep House than anything. It’s slower from start to finish with a little “pick me up” ¾ of the way in; then drops back down again.
However, side two is much harder with some serious fragging beats going on. About ¾ of the way in, it drops down for a brief reprieve before closing out with a bang. I frankly like the way this was structured, since keeping the energy high for so long, can get monotonous. But, I realize folks would prefer to separate out the moods and I’ll probably divvy it up over the two discs (slower/harder) next time around.
For now, all you prog heads out there, this one’s for you! I hope everyone has a great weekend, and as always…Enjoy!
Due to the original structure of this post, the two separate sets have now been combined into one and remastered based on the techniques used in current podcasts.
Album : Progressive Edition 2008 v1 | Pt. 1 & 2
Genre : Circuit House
Total Time : 2:29:40:00
Track : 1
Title : Harlem (Mark Knight Dub
Artist : Joe T. Vannelli feat. Jonathan
Track : 2
Title : Long Way Down (Noel’s Dirty Vocal Mix)
Artist : Noel Sanger
Track : 3
Title : Unlocked (Original)
Artist : Matt Rowan & Robbie Lowe
Track : 4
Title : Another Level (Original Mix)
Artist : Mark Mendes
Track : 5
Title : Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix)
Artist : Morgan Page feat. Lissie
Track : 6
Title : The Dharma Initiative (4mal Remix)
Artist : Nicholas Van Orton
Track : 7
Title : Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix)
Artist : Gianluca Motta feat.Molly
Track : 8
Title : Space Bird (Liquid Soul Remix)
Artist : System 7
Track : 9
Title : Ravemachine (Original Mix)
Artist : Dekky
Track : 10
Title : A&E (Gui Boratto Remix)
Artist : Goldfrapp
Track : 11
Title : Muzak (Original Mix)
Artist : Robert M.
Track : 12
Title : Long Distance (Original Mix)
Artist : Adam K & Soho
Track : 13
Title : Pure (Swen Weber Remix)
Artist : GTO
Track : 14
Title : Music (Dub Mix)
Artist : David Beard
Track : 15
Title : 80 Miles Of Mind (Original Mix)
Artist : Proff
Track : 16
Title : Thrill (Original Mix)
Artist : Ernesto vs. Bastian
Track : 17
Title : Hold On Me (Chus & Cheballos Remix)
Artist : Tom Stephan vs. The S-Man feat. Kevin Aviance
Track : 18
Title : Control Freak (Joubin & Nicola Torriero Dominatrix Remix)
Artist : DJ Baltasar & Eduardo feat. Craig Mitchell
Track : 19
Title : A5B (Original Mix)
Artist : Julien Parise
Track : 20
Title : Jupiter Calling (Original Mix)
Artist : Thomas Schwartz
Track : 21
Title : Itajai Vibes (Wize Remix)
Artist : SNM
Track : 22
Title : Drop That Beat (Dee’s Shortcut Mix)
Artist : Twisted Dee
Track : 23
Title : My Own Best Myself (Original Mix)
Artist : Yousef
Track : 24
Title : Farewall (Original)
Artist : Ossie