Catz n Dogz Essential Mix

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This is SO DAMN GOOD. I still love how utterly dirty Catz n Dogz play, when Greg and Voitek are so polite and mild-mannered to chat to. Even tracks like their They Frontin’ which are already filthy, are stripped out here until there’s just pure dirt. I’m not sure anyone else could mix in HNNY‘s sample of Brandy and Monica’s The Boy is Mine and still make it sound cool.


tracklist:
01. Jacek Sienkiewicz – Dream Machine
02. Youandewan – Disarray
03. Catz N’ Dogz – Fixnation
04. Prosumer – Blei
05. Ralph MacDonald – Calypso Path (Sofrito Edit)
06. Brooks – Clix
07. Harry Kane – Acapulco Highway (Ralph Falcon – Whateva Acapella)
08. Marshal Jefferson – Mushrooms vs. The Revenge Remix
09. Pedestrian – Hoyle Road
10. Rhydin – Nash
11. Arto Mwambe – Muduhutma
12. Adam Port/Switch – Black Noise (&ME Remix)/Get On Downz (Max Fresh Remix)
13. T-rwrk – Chanté
14. Till Von Sein & Area – Lafayette (Unreleased Version)
15. Fantaboys – Pump It All
16. Alex Cortex – B2 (Catz ‘N Dogz Edit)
17. Hannah Wants – Teardrop On The Fire
18. Detachments – H.A.L. (Andrew Weatherall Disco Dub)
19. Brassroots – Good Life
20. Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love
21. Michael Mayer – Speaker
22. Breach Vs. Ron Costa – Letz Uri (Eats Reebeef)
23. Heartthrob – In My Room
24. The Time & Space Machine – Pill Party In India (Psychemagic Remix)
25. Catz ‘N Dogz vs. Phil Kieran – They Frontin’ feat. Monty Luke/Ghetto Face Space Place
26. Partial Arts – Cruising
27. Dodha – Symbasim
28. Daft Punk – Da Funk (Catz ‘n Dogz 2013 Idiotic Edit)
29. Nikola Baytala – Zero $
30. Mange Tout – What To Do
31. Needs – Brother
32. HNNY – Boy
33. Broker/Dealer – Dig Deep
34. Terry Brooks – Breaking Cycles
download: ul.to/rfr1ywfg

Something else to look forward to as well is a free download album Untitled coming in June from Catz n Dogz’s Different Marks collaboration with the late Martin Dawson. Always giving.

Edits Everything

Edits EverythingRadio 1 have made a very good choice by asking jolly Santa Eats Everything to do another Essential Mix as a warm-up to Christmas. And the man does what he does best; edits. Splicing and dicing and smoothing it all together until it forms a great big wonderful pudding, the components of which you can’t get hold of for love nor money.

So nice to hear his lovely voice at the beginning (nicest guy in house music?) and the dedication of the one unedited track to the late great Martin Dawson.

Available in full here – something to start off Christmas party week two.

Tracklist
Celeda – Be Yourself (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Loco Dice – Autotox (Eats Unreleased Jumpin Project Reebeef) – CDR
Jay Shepheard – Add Arp (Catz n Dogz Remix – Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Rodriguez Jr. – Pandora (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
No Boundaries – Modular Pursuit (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Carl Craig – Parking Garage Politics (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
X-Press 2 – Muzik Xpress (Eats Everything Rework) – Skint
Justin Martin & Eats Everything – Feather Fight – Hypercolour
LB Lynam – Get Things Straight (Eats Slight Reebeef) – CDR
M1 – Freak The Frequency (Eats Rework) – CDR
Green Velvet – UFO’s (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Jacques Da Booty – Saturday Love (Eats Rework) – CDR
Boddika & Joy Orbison – &Fate (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Basement Jaxx – Flylife Xtra (Eats Rework) – CDR
CJ Bolland – Sugar Is Sweeter (Armands Drum n Bass Mix – Eats Rework) – CDR
WeRobots – WR001 (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Major Lazer – Get Free (Eats Rework) – CDR
Tripmastaz – Roll Dat (Eats Reebeef) – CDR
Lil’ Mo’ Yin Yang – Reach (Eats Rework) – CDR
Eats Everything – The Withywood Walk – Dirytbird
Eats Everything & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinasours – Lion, The Lion – CDR
Justin Martin & ARDALAN – Wheelgunner (Eats Slight Reebeef) – Dirtybird
Breach & Dark Sky – The Click (Eats Everything Rework) – Naked Naked
Eats Everything – Trubble VIP – CDR
Eats Everything – Vertigo (Eats Flacid Chunder VIP) – CDR
Kölsch – Opa (Eats Reebeef – Blaze My Beat Acapella) – CDR
Paul Simon – Graceland (Eats Secret Garden Party VEEEYEPEE) – CDR
Martin Dawson – Everythings Gonna Be Alright – Recovery House
Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything ReRuff) – Dirtybird
Chicken Lips – He Not In (Eats Everything’ Chicken T*** Rewix) – Defected

Social Experiment

You know those parties when no matter how long the journey has been, how tired you are or what you’re feeling when you walk in, as soon as you step inside the doors some kind of warmth envelops you and the beats make your feet start moving and the bass shakes and all of a sudden you’re throwing some crazy shapes with a silly grin on your face and you can’t stop all night? No. 19 presents Social Experiment at Sonar was like that.

Ali Love‘s voice, Deniz Kurtel‘s sexy basslines, and the strange-yet-winning combination of Art Department then the secret guest Dubfire worked like a charm; impeccably interweaving hard and fast tech beats with moody deep-house melodies that had a dancefloor going absolutely crazy; just one look at the people’s faces on the podium was enough, and absolutely no-one was leaving or slowing down in any way as it carried on through to 7am.

I missed the No.19 showcase at Miami and this was their first journey to Sonar, facilitated by Barcelona events agency WIP. They’d organised five days of Sonar parties starting with the Suol label night on Wednesday 13 June, then we went to Heidi’s Jackathon with Catz n Dogz and Richy Ahmed joining the lady herself on the Thursday, Wetyourself with Cormac and Martin Dawson on the Friday; Cassy, Rampa and Tiefschwarz for Souvenir and Friends on the Saturday, and ending with Social Experiment on the Sunday, which sold out almost instantly.

WIP started as a one-year Barcelona venue in a disused early 1900s warehouse in 2009, and since then have gone on to host screenings, art exhibitions, fashion shows, start a record label and organise events worldwide (they’re heading to London soon so watch this space). The parties this year were held at the newly renovated Wolf Club; Almogavers 86, which hosts their weekly WERK IT parties (no recovery time for them as they’ve got Amirali and Dia on Friday 29 June), and they’re remodeling their new venue to open October this year.

If this is what we can expect from the team whose events in 2010 set an all-time record for attendance at an off-Sonar event then I’m booking some October flights now.

 

Noice!


Alex Nagshineh is releasing his EP How I Escaped My Certain Fate on Noice! on 14 December, and it’s a very tasty number from a new producer I didn’t know much about before. It turns out he’s learnt from the best, becoming a protege of Martin Dawson after meeting in a club in 2007, and since then has been putting his spin on the classics, such as Und’s Fox In The Box.

Alex is now part of the Lo*kee collective and his remixes for James Teej, Marc Ashken and Penguin Prison are all gaining widespread support from industry heads and receiving specialist radio play on the likes of Capital FM and Pulse.

The EP includes a remix from Culprit Label owners, Droog, as well as the excellently dark B-side Buy One Get One 3: have a listen here:
Buy One Get One 3 (original mix) by Alex Nagshineh

He’s also giving away his remix of Azari & III‘s Manic (DJ Mag gave it 8* and called it ‘haunting disco-noir’) as a free download here:

AZARI AND III – MANIC – ( Alex Nagshineh remix) by Alex Nagshineh