An update to one of my earliest mixes, Filtered. While obviously containing some more recent disco house tracks, I mix in some classics and throw some acapellas in for fun. One of those mixes for when you get off work on Friday and feel the need to get down.
My sixth edition of dark and minimal dubstep. It's been a while since the last, yet Perverse, Youngsta and J:Kenzo are still the influences of these mixes, so check out their RinseFM, RoodFM and other radio shows/mixes for a taste of what fresh here. Until then, enjoy the latest mix of what I have to offer in this genre...
After a few years of searching for quality progressive trance tracks, in addition to my regular multi-genre song collecting, I finally found enough progressive trancer's worthy of a mix. Trance, for me, has always been THE genre at the core of electronic dance music.... But while it can get us on a dance floor acting a fool, there is so much of the genre that is not listenable. This mix was a long-time coming, but hopefully takes you on a journey reminiscent of glow sticks and Vicks, all underneath an epic lazer light show.
A fifth dose of dark and minimal dubstep. A collection of the newest tracks I've collected in this genre. Perverse, Youngsta and J:Kenzo are the influences here, as I am consistently listening to these cats on Rinse FM and Rood FM. You should too.
A fourth dose of dark and minimal dubstep. Once again, I start it off slow with the newest tracks, and then progress into some heavy hitters in the minimal dubstep scene. 'Darkness' continues to be a monthly mix session that I'll continue, as long as dubstep keeps pushing the boundaries of what's good.
A third dose of dark and minimal dubstep. Starts off slow with a few new tracks and builds up with some monsters that I've been saving up to play. 'Darkness' is slowly becoming a monthly mix session that will continue as long as this shit stays hot.
A second dose of dark and minimal dubstep. Beginning with a bunch of new tracks acquired in just the last week, this mix provides a fresh update to the original, and I throw in the classic Charles Manson track from AMIT to end with shits and giggles.
DJ'ing at Sonar and XS in Baltimore was where I first made a name for myself, And this mix is what Mix 7 (my missing demo) sounded most like; Jazzy, Jackin', Hip-House, and it even contains a few tracks from that same mix. I tried asking the "owners" of demostreams.com to pull Mix 7 for me, but haven't received a response yet, so here is my best interpretation of the demo mix that got me into the club scene a while back.
I've never really been a huge fan of peak hour, techno or the new electro sound that has gained popularity through pop remixes recently, but tracks like that can sure bring a lot of energy into a club. This mix contains just that, with my usual hip-hop influenced remixes.
Ever since I bought turntables, I always felt the desire to play more than 1 genre (if you haven't been able to tell by my posts yet), and intelligent drum and bass was what I first went with after loading up on tribal house, as I had always been a big fan of LTJ Bukem's Progression Sessions. Coincidentally, the space shuttle Discovery did circles around the DC area today on its final journey; marking an end to the 30-year long shuttle program. I saw it pass by my office on each of its 3 laps around the city, and it was pretty awesome to see it fly just 1,500 feet off the ground on the back of a 747. This mix digs deep into Bukem's Good Looking Records catalog, and goes after some 'spaced-out' tracks on his label that you hopefully have not heard before.
Hearing Mark Farina's mixes are what first inspired me to start playing funky, jazzy house, but I've always been a big fan of his Mushroom Jazz series also, and this mix sounds like Mushroom Jazz and some Wu-Tang beats in a 69. This mix was the first time I've ever spun downtempo or recorded anything under 120 BPM.
The first records I ever bought were tribal house. Artists like Danny Tenaglia. Peace Division, Steve Lawler. This mix sums up why I started DJing with this genre, and is what my mixes in the beginning would've sounded like.
Global Underground proudly presents the future of electronic dance music with a 2 hour live mix recorded @ Home, and split into 2 CD's of the world’s freshest underground tracks.
The legendary Global Underground Nubreed DJ mix series that began in 2000 (launching the careers of some of modern dance music’s greatest DJ’s such as Sander Kleinenberg, Danny Howells and Steve Lawler to name just a few) continues its worldwide journey of discovery by bringing you Nubreed 009, mixed exclusively by the supremely talented Washington, DC based DJ and producer Stro, recorded on the 28th of March 2012.
Stro has consistently proven to be one of the leading producers in today's dance music scene, playing every genre imaginable, and remixing artists such as Aaliyah, Brandy and Monica, & The Notorious B.I.G.
With shows across the Atlantic coast, touring in renowned clubs like Sonar and XS, and playing numerous house parties in the northeast corridor, he has proven to be one of the most exciting performers in the DJ scene today.
Stro originates from Shamokin, PA, but has been residing in the DC area for many years, and this smooth, eclectic and at times mystical journey builds effortlessly from the blissed out opening set into a magic carpet ride of cutting edge and upfront progressive, groove-laden delights!
This intelligent and well thought out DJ mix has been expertly programmed by a serious name to watch out for on the global dance music scene. Playing tracks currently being performed by the likes of Sasha and Digweed, they have been put in perfect sequence exclusively for this Nubreed album.
I stumbled upon a track produced by Perverse, and was instantly hooked on this minimal style of dubstep ever since. I'm consistently locked into Youngsta from 6pm-8pm Eastern on Rinse FM every Monday. Expect more mixes (not necessarily in this genre) soon now that I have a new toy.
These are some tracks that I was working on when I had DJ gigs At XS and Sonar in Baltimore playing funky, jackin', jazzy house and doing my online radio broadcasts; Trying to come up and make a name for myself; make my own EP, etc. All 3 were works in progress, which is why they don't sound like a finished product, however I found the Reason templates on some old CDs i was looking through, and converted them to mp3, so for what it's worth, here they are:
(Mix 7 is currently missing; which was one of my best mixes, and THE demo I used to get gigs in Baltimore, but I made the mistake of posting, and relying on, it to be forever available on Demostreams.com, but unfortunately that website is no longer around). Anyway, I made this mix on Father's Day 2009, as I finally had the day to myself, and hadn't had a chance to record a mix in years.
I called to check my balance on a credit card, and they proactively offered me a credit limit raise after 9/11. I challenged them do so, and they did, so I immediately went to Radio Shack, bought a Y adapter so I could record mixes to my computer, and then went and bought a bunch of breakbeat records for some reason yet unknown. So the DayBreak title is due to me recording a breaks CD in one day (I had never owned a breakbeat record or played breaks before [or after] that day).