Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Deep End @ The Board Room Game Cafe

I'm really excited to announce the new day, time and venue for The Deep End: the second Wednesday of every month from 8-11 PM at The Board Room Game Cafe, starting Wednesday April 9th!



Anyone who's ever talked to me about these shows knows that I've wanted to combine chill/deep electronic music with board games since pretty much day one but there simply hasn't been a suitable venue in Halifax, until now...

For those who don't know, The Board Room is a LICENSED board game cafe on Barrington St. with over 400 (!) games. In addition to a bar and a cafe they also have a kitchen.

As always my goal is to create a very low-key and INCLUSIVE environment, so don't be afraid to bring people who you might not normally think to bring to a "show": co-workers, family, etc.

(BTW, fear not, they have *3* copies of The Settlers of Catan plus expansions... phew!)


Monday, March 10, 2014

Deep End Mix Sessions - March 2014 - Snug & Etcha

Here's the first installment of the The Deep End mix sessions--something I hope to make a monthly (or at the very least, quarterly) thing.

This first one is an hour-long journey through the deep, soulful and jazzy side of drum & bass. Track selection by my wife, mixed by me. Enjoy! (Also available as a 320 Kbps MP3)

 

Track listing:

Blade - Parts of Me
dRamatic & dbAudio - Stronger
Tim Cant - Sacred Moments
Paul SG feat. Carter - Kosato
Flowrian - Don't Care (Soultec remix)
Malaky - Vibrate
Dynamic & Command Strange - Jazzmine
Survival - Walk On By
Scott Allen & Deeper Connection - Zion Dub
Carter - The Sweetest Thing
Clart & Dave Owen - Deep Cover
dRamatic & dbAudio - Entrance to Jericho
Soultec - All That I Own
Poschek - Concept World
Furney & Paul SG - 1955
Commix - Everything
Locksmith - Love

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snug live at Baseline (January)

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of playing Baseline, Halifax's big house music night. It was the opening set--10 PM to 12 AM--and as you'll hear I had lots of fun meandering between deep and tech.

As always they recorded the set live using a room mic next to the speakers. Truth be told this is one of the longer sets I've played in a while--especially in Halifax, where the average set time seems to be about 8 minutes--and I'm really grateful to the Baseline crew for recording it.

I had a blast playing, and I hope you enjoy listening! (It's also downloadable as 320 Kbps if you prefer that to streaming)



Here's the track listing:

Greg Parker & Terry Lee Brown Jr - Eclosion (Forteba Remix)
Tina Valen - Colors (Terry Lee Brown Jr. remix)
Robert Babicz - Simple Feeling
Matt Prehn & Marcia Alves - Insomniac Oasis (The Timewriter remix)
Nick Curly - Right or Wrong
Luna City Express - Seven (Agne's Dubhouse Mix)
(Saint Germain - So Flute)
Atnarko feat. Nica Brook - Solid Ground (Fred Everything's Lazy Dub)
Channel X & Jake The Rapper - Snug Descent
Terry Lee Brown Junior - Under Pressure
KiNK - Express
Matteo Matteini - The King (Dimo remix)
Jimpster - Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (KiNK remix)
Scope - Feel It (The Timewriter remix)
Questionmarq - Sun Day (Mirror Music remix)
Marc Romboy & KiNK - Delusion of the Enemy
Milton Jackson - Simple Life
Jim Rivers - Black Keys (Paul Ursin remix)
Sylar - Mellow (Sara Galli Shamalaya mix)
Simon Garcia - Hallucinogenic
Tom Middleton - Hawkes Groove
Jay Lumen - Spin Like Fire
Peace Division feat. Dan Diamond - Club Therapy
D-Unity - Afrika (Tribal Mix)
Rachel Row - Follow The Step (KiNK Beat Mix)
Tom Middleton - Penrose Steps
Channel X - Mosquito
Umek & Jay Lumen - Sinful Ladies
Jay Lumen & Gary Beck - Strange Fruit
Piatto - Work That
Channel X - Salome (Audiojack remix)
Terry Lee Brown Jr. - Across The Ocean
Angel Stoxx - Astro Panic
Junior Boys - No Kinda Man (Jona remix)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Upcoming releases

So a few months back I remixed Brother's tune "Breathbox" for a remix contest hosted by Fokuz Recordings. While, it turns out I made the cut and my track is getting released on Influenza Media next month!

 

My EP for Ambra is just about ready as well and will probably get released around the same time. Awesome way to start 2014!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Latest Sonic State blog posts

I keep forgetting to share my Sonic State blog posts, so here are the past few months in one go:
Stay tuned for the December post, which will be up in the next week or so.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

HPX Pop!Talks session

On October 25th I'll be hosting a session on Ableton Live as part of Halifax Pop Explosion's Pop!Talks electronic music/DJ workshop. DJ T-Woo, KDZ and Andrew Duke are also hosting sessions. Space is limited so e-mail josh@halifaxpopexplosion.com to register.

For more information visit the HPX Pop!Talks site



Saturday, August 10, 2013

Latest Sonic State blog post; The Deep End back

Happy Saturday all! Just a quick note to let you know that my latest Sonic State blog post is up now. It offers some tips for automating external MIDI gear in Ableton Live.

In other news, my deep/downtempo night The Deep End is back in business as of August 30th. Head on over to the Facebook page and give it a "Like" if you're in Halifax and interested in this sort of thing.