Thursday, July 31, 2008

Classic: St Etienne - "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"

Havent heard this in ages...

and of course the MAW remix:

Droppin some heat!

So a friend of mine who came across this blog said what can be interpreted as "like duuude, are u gonna blog about your bowel movements?" (what up Juju!)

Of course im not gonna post about my bowel movements but I can offer you some advice... cop this at your local organic/tea/tree hugger shop:

Advice to djs... dont drink this before a gig. It takes a few hours to start working so if u decide to drink this before u hit the club, by the time youre ready to drop that 1 am jumpoff, you'll probably be ready to drop some other heat as well so wait till u get home or get someone to takeover for you... But yuck, who'd take a dump at a club?

OK.. enough of this... back to being serious.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Big Up Pulse 87 FM!!!

Theyre broadcasting live right now from Jonathan Peters Underwear Party at Pacha. Radio hardly broadcasts live from a club these days. This reminds me of when I was a kid and I would stay up all night recording live dj sets from Palladium, Limelight, Emerald City, Carbon, etc... or when Armand Van Helden used to dj from 4-6am on KTU and I used to drive home after djing a club in my late teens and stay in my car to listen to his set only to fall asleep in the middle of it double parked in front of my

JP is killing it right now. Thank you Pulse 87! Makes me want to head out and be on the dancefloor, but im gonna be good and stay in and enjoy my Sunday at Central Park to see Santogold and DJ A-Trak tomorrow.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

This is bangin: Magic System - Zouglou Dance

Magic System are dope. Their old record with Mohamed Lamine "Un Gaou Oran" is a favorite of mine.

This is their new track...

I have an old house record from the 90s that has that same melody... someone in America like Pitbull needs to get on this for the English/Hip Hop market...

Friday, July 18, 2008

TRACK FOR THE WEEKEND: Eddie Thoneik - I Wanna Freak U (Classic mix)

This has been killing it for me on the dancefloor for the past month. Eddie remakes the old Jodeci M.K. house remix from the 90s. He pretty much stayed true to the original remix... some things are just timeless.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

TRACK FOR THE WEEKEND: Magan & Rodriguez - "Bora Bora"

Oh yeaaaaaaaa!

Australia - Here I come!!

I had the honor of djing this yearly event in Perth last year. They are bringing me back again to dj the event on Aug 15th. I will also be ding in Sydney and Melbourne. I will post all tour dates soon.

You see me? Hi Hater, Hi Hater, Hi Hater

Hip Hop hardly catches my ear anymore but this song brings that old school NYC Hip Hop sound back...Maino - "Hi Hater"

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Soltrenz on XM satellite radio!

From left to right: Moises Modesto, Jay Dabhi, Ash Sheth, Duane Harden, Zhana, Barbara Tucker

We were on XM's "The Move" dance channel last week doing an interview with House music diva Barbara Tucker, on her weekly show "Barbara & Friends". We spoke about our label and played some songs we are releasing and some songs my partner Duane sang and co-wrote.

Click here to download the interview

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Madonna - Give It To Me (Oakenfold mix)

Madonna rules! Her last album "Confessions On a Dancefloor" is one of my favorite albums . She recently came out with a new album, that I havent heard yet.. but from the singles that were released, i wasnt feeling her new sound that much.. I prefer her sticking to her dance roots.. This is her latest single. The original features Pharrell but I prefer this remix by Paul Oakenfold. His production kinda sounds like something i'd hear from Axwell or maybe Eric Prydz..(Oakie has a part in it thats very similar to Prydz' "Proper Education")... whatever, pop it in the car and drive somewhere...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

TRACK FOR THE WEEKEND: Our Next Single - Da Groove Doctors feat. Tommie Nibbs - All We Need Is Love

Happy Birthday America! Hope everyone has a safe weekend. In today's world, a song like this has even more meaning... All We Need Is Love!

Peep the Rivaz mix:

All We Need Is Love - Out now on Soltrenz/Strictly Rhythm Records.

Remixes by Out Of Office, Rivaz, Dennis Christopher, and SoulSeekerz.

Available on Beatport, Traxsource, and releasing soon on iTunes.

Look out for it on your favorite mixshow in the coming weeks....


Bollywood Paneer!!!

So I just got a hold of the final version of my Talli Hua remix thats on the Singh is Kinng soundtrack. The track was sent over to Mumbai to get mixed down and mastered. Well it turns out they decided to add their own Bollywood sound to my remix and soften it up... The mix you hear on the soundtrack is not exactly what it was meant to sound like. They added lil quirky synths and things to it that takes away the energy. Am I mad? Naaaaa, Im happy to be part of such a great soundtrack. Everything's a learning experience... Welcome to

*** And before some of you interpret this as im bashing them or the soundtrack - i am definitely not. All im saying is - the version is a little different on the soundtrack than the way I originally intended it to be. They wanted some changes because they were looking for a specific sound. Doesnt make what they wanted bad - just different from what I envisioned. Both are still remixed by me. You choose which one you like and go with that mix.

CLICK HERE to download my original unreleased Talli Hua remix

Share it with the world... Play whichever you like better.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Anane "Shake It" - #6 THIS WEEK ON BILLBOARD!!!

Wow!!! Shake It is #6 this week on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart.

Thank you to all the radio stations and DJ's supporting the record. We truly appreciate your support!

And of course a big thank you to everyone involved - Duane Harden, Moises Modesto, Anane, Louie Vega, Mr Vegas, Tony Touch, Bob Sinclar, DJ Lucho & the NY Hitmen, Tommy Boy Records, etc...