Goodbye 2012

Twenty-twelve has produced another bumper crop of excellent dance music.  The American public has finally caught on as well, which is great news. My only regret is that I couldn’t get my hands on a great Gangnam Style remix. Ahh well. Guys, this year has been pretty wild for our family, so I felt some intensity was required of the musical variety. Please enjoy responsibly.

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J Puddy – Goodbye 2012 by J Puddy on Mixcloud

Tracklist:

Armin Van Buuren – We Are Here To Make Some Noise (Extended Mix)
John Dahlback – Life (Original Mix)
Baggi Begovic, Josie Cotton – If A Lie Was Love (Feat. Josie Cotton – Baggi Begovic Knal Mix)
Dada Life – You Will Do What We Will Do (Extended Mix)
Jochen Miller & W&W – Summer (Original Mix)
Maison; Dragen – Wet Dreams (Original Mix)
Justice Crew – Boom Boom (Djuro Booty)
John Dahlback – China Lake (Original Mix)
Neil Davidge – To Galaxy (Sander Van Doorn & Julian Jordan Remix)
Joonas Hahmo – Sahailua (Original Mix)
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl – In My Mind Feat. Georgi Kay (Axwell Mix)
Omnia & Ira – The Fusion (Original Mix)
Stoneface & Terminal – Here Comes The Sun (Club Mix)
Omnia, Ana Criado – No One Home (Original Mix)
Marlo – Megalodon (Original Mix)
Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi – Azzura (Original Mix)
Naden – Then The Forest Sang (Original Mix)

New mix – Aurora Borealis

We have 2 sons, and early next week we’re expecting our first daughter to be born. During the last week I’ve had a few profound moments of being overwhelmed by sudden rushes of emotion as I think about this new member of our family. Things like washing tiny pink clothes, cleaning the house and making space for a tiny bed have brought me to a halt as waves of feeling wash over me. I haven’t experienced anything quite like this before, and as I sat listening to Underworld yesterday I felt it might be appropriate to try and encapsulate some of that emotion into music for you all.

This mix is not dedicated to my daughter. It’s not for her perse, rather, it is something of an attempt to capture the myriad of emotions I’ve been processing this week. That makes it suitable for me… and anyone who’s interested in my emotional (and perhaps my metaphysical) composition.

I’ve titled it Aurora Borealis, and I dug deep into some old records for this one. The track list might include hints to the name of our daughter… or then again it might not. Enjoy.

Tracklist:

Pogo – Upular
Mark Webb – You Set Me Free
Reid K – All The Grains Of Sand (Original Mix)
Underworld – Always Loved A Film (Original Mix)
Probspot – Blueberry
Ridgewalkers – Find Feat. El – Andy Moor Mix
Redban – Medina (Original Mix)
Mike Foyle Vs Signalrunners – Love Theme Dusk (Mike`S Broken Record Mix)
Underworld – Bird 1 (Album Version)
Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi – Azzura (Original Mix)
Art Of Trance – Love Washes Over (Pheric Mix)
Xtigma – True Colours
Super8 & Tab Feat. Anton Sonin – Black Is The New Yellow (Activa Remix)
Oceanlab – On A Good Day
Nitrous Oxide – Aurora

You can download it here for your MP3 player, Spotify, whatever.

Beatitudes Volume 7

Fans of good dance music, rejoice… I have returned on the wheels of steel, after a typically long absense. For your listening pleasure, and without further ado, Beatitudes Volume 7!

You can download it here.

Tracklist:
Ursula Rucker, Sander Kleinenberg, Kraak & Smaak – The Journey Feat. Ursula Rucker – Extended Mix
Jochen Miller & W&W – Summer (Original Mix)
Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart (Original Mix)
Michael Brun – Rise (Dirty South Edit)
Fedde Le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel – Turn It (Original Mix)
Mike Danis – For You (Juventa Club Mix)
Naden – Then The Forest Sang (Original Mix)
Federation – Innocent Desire (Dub Mix)
Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi – Azzura (Original Mix)
D Mad – Forsheez (Eximinds Remix)
Jaytech – Atlantic (Original Mix)
Jaytech – Synergy (Original Mix)
P8 & Answer42 – Aria (Original Mix)

Beatitudes Volume 6

Last year my midi controller was damaged, and so I did a bit of mixing in software only. I sent it off for repair this year, and after months off hassle it was finally fixed. To avoid frustration (because I couldn’t use my gear), I decided not to listen to dance music this year. My neighbour, who is a fantastic music snob and art historian helped me immensely, plying me with music from Midlake, Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket, Sister Flo, and more. It’s been a great year of music, but I almost forgot how much joy dance music gives me. I started dipping my toes back in a month or two ago, and now you finally get to enjoy some more music.

Beatitudes Volume 6 by J Puddy on Mixcloud

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Eric Prydz – 2night
Above & Beyond & Zoë Johnston – Alchemy
Andrew Bayer & Boom Jinx – Keyboard Cowboys
Daft Punk – Rinzler (Kaskade Remix)
The Blizzard & Gåte – Iselilja (Michael Cassette Remix)
Coldplay – Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
Armin Van Buuren – Orbion (Max Graham Vs Protoculture Remix)
Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound
Luke Porter & Medway – Rtfm (Shiloh Remix)
Gareth Emery – Full Tilt
George F. Zimmer, Dinka – Soma Is Language (Proff Remix)

New MIDI mappings for Traktor Pro and Numark Stealth Control

The Load Track button for Deck B broke on my MIDI controller about 8 months ago. After a whole lot of hassle, I’ve finally got the controller back, fully repaired. This week I’ve remapped the layout to better reflect what I’m using Traktor for at present. It’s fairly simple, but quite a bit more effective than my last one.  The Pitch Bend buttons have been re-purposed to jump to cue points, or to change the loop length when a loop is active. Cue Play resets the loop length to 4 beats. Download the TSI here (may need to right click and Save As).

 

Numark Stealth - J Puddy Style

50 – A birthday present for Dad

Today my Dad turns 50. He’s been begging me for a DJ mix for a while now, and I’ve been lax at getting it done… so here you go Dad, not one DJ mix, but 4 of them! I’ve mixed 50 tracks for your big day, into 4 mixes generally grouped for style. Happy Birthday :)

You can listen to each of the mixes right here, and download them for your MP3 player by scrolling down to the links below.

Download from here:
50 (10pm to 11pm) [Sydney]
50 (11pm to 12am) [New York]
50 (1am to 3am) [Amsterdam]
50 (4am to 5am) [Rio de Janeiro]

New mix: Goodbye 2010

We’re in New Zealand for Christmas and I managed to drop my New Year’s mix using only software (my hardware controller is at home). Lots of fun and fast music in here for you this year, truly a great lot of tunes I think! This year I haven’t been as active DJing as I wanted to be, but I have been collecting music nonetheless. 2010 was another cracker year, with loads of incredible music in the house and trance genres. This edition was mixed completely using software, as I’m currently on holiday and didn’t bring my controller with me. It was a slightly different experience, but worked out well.

Note: This mix contains 1 track with explicit lyrics. If that’s not your thing, then avoid the Stoneface & Terminal track in the first half.

Listen now, or scroll for the download link…

Download MP3 here.

Tracklist:

The Boogie Monsters – This Is Jack
Orjan Nilsen – So Long Radio (Original Mix)
Kaskade Feat Martina Of Dragonette – Fire In Your New Shoes (Ming Extended Mix)
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Salinas (White Island Original)
Super8 & Tab Feat Jan Burten – Empire [Kyau & Albert Remix]
Cressida – Breakfast With Zeus
Stoneface & Terminal – Dont Give A Fuck (Vocal Mix)
Lange Feat. Alexander Klaus – Strong Believer (Beat Service Sundown Mix)
W&W – A.L.P.H.A.
Arty – The Wonder (Nitrous Oxide)
Redban – Medina
Max Graham, Neev Kennedy – Sun In The Winter (Original Mix)
Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
Ferry Corsten Presents Pulse – Festival

New mix: Beatitudes Volume 5

What has been through countless revisions over the last 4 or 5 months is now ready for your consumption. The latest in my uplifting trance and progressive house mix series, Beatitudes Volume 5 is ready for you to enjoy. Finnish producers are absolutely on fire right now, there are 4 tracks by Finns in this edition of Beatitudes! Grab it and enjoy :)

Listen now, or scroll for the download links…

Download Beatitudes Volume 5

Tracklist:

kobana, mario hatchet – play (luiz b remix)
boom jinx and andrew bayer – by all means
joonas hahmo – now or never
orjan nilsen – so long radio
super8 and tab feat jan burton – mercy (7 skies remix)
arty – the wonder (nitrous oxide remix)
super8 & tab feat anton sonin – black is the new yellow
ernesto vs bastian – every inch a king (alternative remix)
lange feat alexander klaus – strong believer (beat service sundown remix)
bart claessen – 90 nights of summer (robert burian remix)
joonas hahmo – brainflush
max graham feat neev kennedy – sun in the winter
kenneth thomas – gunnin (shingo nakamura remix)
aeonism feat empire of the sun – rule the world

New mix: Goodbye 2009

I was a bit behind schedule this year in getting my New Years’ mix down. My apologies to all… being a Dad is busy work sometimes. But the mix is ready for your listening pleasure! I chose to feature this mix on the Tastyfresh Homegrown podcast (which I am the host of), so it’s available exclusively from there. There was sooooo much good music this year, it just doesn’t stop!

Listen now, or scroll for the download link…

Here’s the download link: http://www.tastyfresh.com/rokdownloads/podcasts/homegrown_ep10.mp3

Tracklist:
Calvin Harris – Flashback (Eric Prydz remix)
BT – Rose of Jericho (Sultan and Ned Shepard remix)
DBN ft. Madita – Asteroidz (Sultan and Ned Shepard remix)
Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone (Deadmau5 remix)
Morgan Page – Fight For You (Beltek remix)
Jerome Isma-Ae – Hold that Sucker Down
Ferry Corsten feat Novastar – Because (Original Extended remix)
Chris Lake, Marco Lys – Violins
Neelix – Round One
Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – To The Six (Matt Lange Remix)
Super8 & Tab – Irufushi
Gareth Emery – Metropolis
Menno de Jong & Leon Bollier – Last Light Tonight (Extended mix)
Be: Gold – Starstruck (Jochen Miller remix)
Sunny Lax – Miss Grey (Adam Nickey remix)
Adam Szabo – Falcon
Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Deep Down (alex morph remix)
Breakfast – Remember

2 new mixes: Beatitudes Volume 4, Part 1 and 2

We’ve had a pretty busy summer with many visitors, and I realized the other week that I hadn’t even touched my DJing gear since April. Which is a tragedy. Yesterday I finally found some time to spend with my music, and you get to enjoy not 1, but 2 mixes. I realised I really owed you all more than usual… so, Beatitudes Volume 4 is a 2 part-er! That’s right, 2 whole hours of the hottest dance music right now. Part 1 is banging, hands-on-your-hips progressive house, while Part 2 is some seriously euphoric hands-in-the-air trance. Please enjoy responsibly.

Listen to Part 1 now, or scroll for the download links…

Part 1: Download HQ MP3 – Download LQ MP3.
J Puddy – Tokyo Hides Inside (bootleg mashup, Space Orchestra Kingdom vs Noah Deep)
Da Funk – Sativa (Ross Couch remix)
Probspot – Blueberry
DBN ft. Madita – Asteroidz (Sultan and Ned Shepard remix)
BT – Rose of Jericho (Sultan and Ned Shepard remix)
Dark Providers – Nasicilia (Ben Preston remix)
Second Left – Comatose
Arno Cost – Souvenir
Chris Lake, Marco Lys – Violins
Pryda – Miami to Atlanta
Myon & Shane 54 – All Night Roll & Roll (Squash 84 remix)

Listen to Part 2 now, or scroll for the download links…

Part 2: Download HQ MP3 – Download LQ MP3.
Dirty Vegas – Tonight (Above & Beyond remix)
Rapidfactor – Smokey Air (Tightmoon remix)
Marcus Shossow pres. Progressia – Galandia
Airbase – Interfere feat. Floria Ambra (J Puddy’s vocal edit)
Gareth Emery – Metropolis
Breakfast – Remember
John O’Callaghan – Find Yourself
Be: Gold – Starstruck (Jochen Miller remix)
Menno de Jong & Leon Bollier – Last Light Tonight (Extended mix)
Nitrous Oxide – Aurora
Adam Szabo – Falcon