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Just been playing with the Vine app, and have come up with a little video to show you the records featured on my Machines In Love mix, which I recorded over the weekend. Coming soon to Sonicrampage …
Coming tomorrow, it’s the Old School Mix Marathon V! My brand new acid mix, Slaves to the Silver Box, will be premiering, so make sure you tune in! As before, I will be featuring all of the mixes here at Sonicrampage, so look forward to them appearing next week.
old original 90s mixtapes [thanks to these 90s legends for sending mixtapes!]. Over 5 hours pure 90s sound!
DJ SNOWMAN – Live At Energy 1999
ELIOT NESS – The Art Of Mixing # 2-3
ORKIDEA – Unity Mixtape # 2
SASHA F – Meilahti Monotrax 1 & 2 Mixtape
DJ BATES – Rave Mixtape
main party 22.3.2013:
new oldskool sets…over 7 hours classics and rare tunes.
YOKO vs MEKE – hardtrance [Rave´o´lution mixtape]
DJ DAWN vs MEKE – hardtrance [RetroActive 6 mixtape]
YOKO – rave
DAVE ELYZIUM – goa
PEARSALL – acidtechno
SPACEHOPPER – gabber
MORDEN – goa
5pm-12:46am main event
6pm-1:46am main event
7pm-2:46am main event
“Peace, love, unity & rave”
Just a little post for today, but I wanted to let you know that I’ve now updated my XLR8R Podcasts cue file frenzy post with cue files for XLR8R magazine podcasts from techno hero Ben Sims, UK Funky maestro Champion, deep beats wizard Om Unit, and Detroit electro mainstay DJ Stingray. Check it out!
About one year ago, in my Morally Diminished 3 post, I said:
Every mix I do starts with an idea. Not a big idea, not a complicated idea, but a simple idea, one that can generally can be boiled down to a sentence or less … At any given moment I have a whole bunch of these little mix ideas floating around my head – some of them are quite fleshed out in terms of what kind of tracks I want to feature, while others are much vaguer, just a basic concept and a fuzzy feeling that, hey, it would be nice to put that mix together at some point.
Nothing has changed …
I still have lots of ideas for mixes! So, I thought it would be fun to share some of the concepts with you and get your feedback, as it would be really good to hear what people want to hear. Having borrowed some CDJ’s from my good buddy Jamie, I can also do some different mixes than before, it being a lot cheaper to pick up 15-20 tracks digitally than on vinyl!
At this point I should point out that I already have two fresh mixes in the bag and ready to be posted to Sonicrampage. Rampage Turbo 15 is already available to stream, but I’ve not had a chance to split it into separate tracks yet, due to my desktop pc being on its deathbed; I’ve got a new one on the way, so that mix should be available to grab sometime next week. Also coming later this month is Slaves to the Silver Box, an old skool acid mix that I have done for DI.fm’s Old School Mix Marathon V (check out the mixes from volume four) – I’m quite excited for that project, because besides the mix being another 303 journey along the lines of The Waveform Cult and Beyond The Valley Of The Acid Vixens, featuring tracks from the likes of Hardfloor, DJ Misjah, Nostrum, Josh Wink, and more, but it’s also having a cover made up by an old high school friend who has very handily turned into an awesome artist, plus I have a pretty cool idea for the accompanying essay – I just need to make that a reality!
So, without further ado, genre by genre, here are some of the mix ideas I had in mind for 2013:
So, as it turns out, the Freeformaniacs show won’t be running tomorrow, due to a problem with streaming it. No matter! My mix will be appearing here tomorrow lunchtime for everyone to enjoy. Keep your eyes peeled.
In other news, my next Freeformaniacs show will be on Thursday the 6th of December, so for that one I will be doing something a bit different – I’m going to borrow some cdj’s and do a mix of actual modern freeform. Really!
Here are a few tracks which will be featuring on that mix:
As ever, it will be available to download here on Sonicrampage the day after.
Make sure to tune in!
There’s a little money left over, which I am putting towards my next donation goal: paying for this site’s hosting, which will be several hundred dollars when my contract renews in February.
Why donate? Well, pretty simply to support the whole Sonicrampage project: great mixes from across the dance music spectrum, nicely packaged, and with thoughtful essays, interviews, and photos to accompany them. If you enjoy this site, and can afford to give something to keep it running, I would greatly appreciate any contribution, big or small.
What do you get for donating? Well, first and foremost you are supporting what I do and helping to ensure that this site remains a great resource for the global dance community, as well as ensuring that I can continue to post new mixes from myself and guests.
More specifically, however, if you donate you will also get heads up on new mixes before they go live, as well as the occasional special mix that won’t be going live on the site at all. I haven’t yet done one of these, but by Christmas there will be a special donors only mix done and distributed.
So thanks again and I hope you enjoy the two new mixes coming this week!
… But it is your chance to pick what I do for my next Freeformaniacs mix, which will be broadcast on Thursday the 13th of September so vote now!
In case your memory needs jogging, every few months I do a new mix for the Freeformaniacs show on KraftyRadio.com, and this time I wanted to do something a bit special, a bit different, which is why I’ve come up with two concepts, Nu Energy B-Sides and Stage One Early Trancecore Goodies.
My old skool London acid techno mix for the sixth edition of 7D The Seven Dimensions of Euphoria is now available at the 7d site. Go get it!
I’m particularly pleased with this mix. It was recorded in one take using nothing but vinyl, and I really locked in to the vibe as I mixed and cut my way through 90 minutes of some of the finest 303 abuse ever committed to wax. There’s something really hypnotic about this music, and I went deep into the zone as I did the mix, varying my mixing style from deep long mixes to quick mixes, moving through tracks seamlessly sometimes, whilst others working my way through with cuts and spinbacks, suddenly switching the basslines for maximum surprise. No simple segues for me! The mix itself slowly builds the intensity up from rolling acid to ravetastic warehouse stompers to fully-fledged squat-smashing mayhem, as the acid lines layer and layer and layer until you think your mind can’t take any more, only to find that things have gotten even crazier, and you just can’t get enough of it …
Special shout to Steve from 7D for offering me the chance to do the mix!
If you’d like a preview, here’s the first 30 minutes, as uploaded to Soundcloud:
Tracklisting: (titles in red are in the Soundcloud sampler)
01. Star Power – Renegade 303 (Stay Up Forever)
02. Trip Hazard – Army Of Shadows (Stay Up Forever)
03. Magnum Force – .44 Calibre (Stay Up Forever)
04. The Weathermen – Thunderflash (Boscaland)
05. Overrider – Tronic Rides Again (Hazchem)
06. Sergeant Steppa – Fade Away (D.A.V.E. The Drummer Remix) (Highwire)
07. Immersion – Rave (Stay Up Forever)
08. Chris Liberator – 23 Seconds & Counting (Routemaster)
09. Lab 4 – Reformation (Chris Liberator Remix) (Elementary)
10. Sarcoblast – Toxic (Routemaster)
11. D.A.V.E. The Drummer – We Aren’t The Robots (Smitten)
12. Artefact – Are You Jackin’ (Artefact)
13. Immersion – Right To Party (Prolekult)
14. Overrider – Timebomb (Choci’s Chewns)
15. Audio Pancake – Fuck Goa (Smitten)
16. Rebel Yelle – Affirmation (Stay Up Forever)
17. DJ Zebedee – Weirdo Magnet (Organgrinder)
18. Lochi – Element (Routemaster)
19. Paul Glazby & The Narcomaniacs – Acid Disco (D.A.V.E. The Drummer Remix) (Vicious Circle)
20. Secret Hero – Build Up The Pressure (Stay Up Forever)
21. Tarball & Lungbutter – Mindsweep Monofest (Bionic Orange)
22. A&E Dept. – And The Rabbit’s Name Was… (Stay Up Forever)
23. Parachute Radio – Slunghigh (Skyride)
24. Skank – The Future’s Dark, The Future’s Acid (Headcase)
25. DDR & The Geezer – Spades (C.O.S.H.H.)
Other dj’s featured on this edition of 7D:
CLSM (Breakbeat Hardcore)
Echo Swift (Drum n’ Bass)
Wyrd The Cat (Electro Breaks)
DJ Mumbles (Uplifting Trance)
DJ Viperstar (Hardcore)
DJ Daft (Hardcore)
Remember to like 7D on Facebook!
After four years of running Sonicrampage, after having done dozens of mixes and written all kinds of essays, and after having never asked for anything in return, I would now like to make a small request. If you are someone who has used and enjoyed the site – whether fir the music, the essays, the pictures, or the whole package – I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider making a donation to help me keep running the site.
For the last four years I have paid for this site out of my own pocket because, well, it’s my hobby, but it has become more expensive as the site has gotten more popular and more people have come to download the mixes … which is obviously a good thing! However, it does cost money to pay for the server and for my Soundcloud account, and as I am a family man I would really appreciate a contribution to help keep this site a fun, non-profit musical enterprise, based around exploring old and new dance music.
At the moment, Sonicrampage offers dozens of hours of underground electronic music entirely for free, which is something that I am proud of, and I have plans to make the site even better and offer even more content, however I will need a little financial help to make it a reality.
One thing that I can promise you is that that the donations would be used purely for the upkeep of the site.
How would I spend the donations? Initially, I would like to upgrade my Soundcloud account from Solo to a Pro account on Soundcloud, so that I can continue to provide a Soundcloud option on all new mixes (see here for more info on the various account types). Then I would like to put money towards paying my annual hosting fees, which doubled this year after my hosting company Inmotion forced me to upgrade to a Virtual Private Server to better handle the amount of traffic and resources that it was using. As I would be surprised to get even that much money, I haven’t thought about what I would do once the hosting was paid for! I wouldn’t spend the money on myself or my family, as the donation button is purely for the upkeep of the site – I would just put it against future hosting costs.
Thanks for reading this far, and please consider donating if you can afford it:
Eurotrash 4 is coming very soon, and my acid mix for The Seven Dimensions of Euphoria will be available sometime later this month!