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KryKey Web Radio: Lyvshow – Stream what you want

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Always at the cutting cusp of web radio technology, KryKey has now released Lyvshow, a plugin to its web radio service that allows radio show hosters to publish their own material. It bypasses the standard KryKey studio and allows broadcasters to use their own software, be it Traktor, Virtual DJ or Itunes. It also incorporates Skype for ease of radio station callins. We’ll certainly be giving the new service a whirl over at http://shuffleradio.org  

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KryKey Web Radio #IPhone #app – Review

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  Technology is shrinking. We are moving into areas through mobile technology that would have been unenvisaged 20 years ago. Devices bring us together on the move and we share photos, music, film, like never before. The disruptive web radio technology, that is #KryKey, now brings web radio to your pocket, with the release of its eagerly anticipated mobile app. Having just purchased a new #IPhone, I decided to surf over to the Apple App Store and test out what KryKey’s app brings to the table. It’s nice and easy to get hold of this FREE app from the Apple App store… Just a quick search of ‘KryKey’ will list the Premium app for free download and installation time is fast. The app is pretty much streamlined and for the data it handles, works very efficiently. The app builds on the successful web-based platform of http://KryKey.com and brings web radio to your fingertips. The first noticeable thing about the KryKey app is the design. It is structured to look like a traditional radio, with easy to use dials, all app-subscribing radio stations being allocated their own digital frequency, with plenty of space available at present to allow for company growth. Obviously, listeners and app users will remember the frequencies of their favourite KryKey radio stations and be able to simply whirl the dial to quickly tap between shows, in the same manner in which one used to flick through a car radio. There’s an initial sign up to the app which requires a simple email address and some locational information, to tailor the app to your needs. This is non-essential though and the app will function anonymously, if required. You have the pre-mentioned dial, for simplicity, though for the first few uses of app, it might be more advisable to use the search features to get to know the network a bit better. The preset dials can be customised for easy browsing, like any standard, traditional radio. The search features allow radio stations to be navigated by various subdivisions: Music genre, Radio Name, City or wider, by country. The app is only available for broadcast for KryKey Premium stations, that pay the $30 or so monthly fee for the new service. KryKey used to have over 60000 personal radio stations and since the streamlining of the business, ahead of app release, most of the dross has been culled and only the…

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90s Megablast

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Wez G – 90s Megablast by Wez G on Mixcloud Here’s a nice selection of influential songs that plugged my walkman ears during through the teenage years. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Mock Turtles – Can You Dig It? [Siren] 2. The Farm – Altogether Now [Produce Records] 3. Martika – Toy Soldiers [CBS] 4. Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World [Arista] 5. Blue Pearl – Naked In The Rain [Big Life] 6. New Order – True Faith [Factory] 7. Womack & Womack – Teardrops [Island Records] 8. OMD – Enola Gay [Virgin] 9. Transvision Vamp – Baby I Don’t Care [MCA Records] 10. Divinyls – I Touch Myself [Virgin] 11. The Las – There She Goes [Go! Discs] 12. Soup Dragons – I’m Free [Big Life] 13. Bomb The Bass – Winter In July [Rhythm King Records] 14. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U [Chrysalis] 15. Annie Lennox – Little Bird [RCA] 16. Heaven 17 – Temptation [Virgin] 17. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots [Elektra] 18. Soul II Soul – Back to Life [Virgin] 19. Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me [Go! Discs] 20, Duster – Not So Manic Now [Food] 21. Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart [WEA] 22. Deacon Blue – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again [Columbia]

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Tribute To The Loft

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Wez G – Tribute To The Loft by Wez G on Mixcloud The Loft was the location for the first underground dance party (called “Love Saves The Day”) organised by David Mancuso on feb 14th 1970 in New York City. It’s a legendary club where the roots of dance music took hold. This rare Wez G tribute DJ mix explores the Loft’s music and delivers disco beats interspersed with dub, reggae and early house. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Chuck Mangione – Land Of Make Believe [Mercury] 2. Eddy Grant – Living On The Front Line [Epic] 3. The Trammps – That’s Where The Happy People Go [Atlantic] 4. 280 West – Love’s Masquerade (12” Edit) [Kaleidiascope Records] 5. Luna Project – I Wanna Be Free (The Higher Mix) [Black Label] 6. Man Friday – Love Honey Love Heartache [Vinylmania] 7. Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa [Fiesta Records] 8. MFSB – Love Is The Message [Philadelphia International Records] 9. O’Jays – Love Train [CBS] 10. Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Chapter Three [Crazy Joe Records] 11. Johnny Hammond – Los Conquistadores Chocolates [Milestone Records] 12. Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space [Elite] 13. Stevie Wonder – All I Do (Is Think About You) [Motown] 14. Blackbirds – Walking In Rhythm [Master Dance Classics] 15. James Brown – Give It Up, or Turn It Loose [S12] 16. Whispers – And The Beat Goes On [Solar] 17. Ten City – Devotion (Bam Bam’s House Mix) [Atlantic] 18. The Winners – Get Ready For The Future [Ariola] 19. Risco Connections – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (Version) [Black Rose Music] 20. Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots [Warner Bros. Records] 21. Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This [Kudu]

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Disco Dappers

disco dappers

I was feeling the NuDisco and Indie Dance department of Beatport and always being a bit of a funkmeister I thought I’d spin some disco grooves. Yes, there’s a little cheese within the mix, but also a lot of deep funky beats and grooves, uplifting for the approaching summer…. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Majestique – Renegades feat. Lakshmi (Original Mix) [Eskimo Recordings] 2. Frey – Someone To Count On (Original Mix) [Erase Records] 3. Lou Van – Every Second (Original Mix) [Spirit Soul Records] 4. Thee Cool Cats, Lika Morgan – Thee Worst (Club Mix) [Enormous Tunes] 5. Croatia Squad, Me & My Toothbrush – Scream for Pleasure (Original Mix) [Enormous Tunes] 6. Doozie, illusionize – Destruction (Original Mix) [Sleazy G] 7. Kasper Bjorke – Rush (feat. Tobias Buch) (Pink Skull Remix) [Hafendisko] 8. Gorkiz, Sugar Hill, Marri-Anna – Work Me Out (Maxim Kurtys Remix) [Tobus Limited] 9. Calippo – Owe You Something (Me & My Toothbrush Remix) [Enormous Tunes] 10. 303Bastard – Nightingale (Giom Remix) [Monotonik Records] 11.Soul Clap – Misty (feat. Robert Owens) feat. Robert Owens (Louie Vega Roots NYC Mix) [Soul Clap Records] 12. Dirty Vegas – Save a Prayer (Lesonic Remix) [d:vision] 13. Westbam, Nena – Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix) [KNM] 14.Nora En Pure – True (Mark Lower Remix) [Enormous Tunes] 15. Mason – Papapapa (Original Mix) [LouLou Records] 16. Andrey Exx, Diva Vocal, Troitski – Here Comes The Rain (Original Mix) [Tiger Records] 17. The Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Disco Dubb Edit) [WHITE] Wez G – Disco Dappers by Wez G on Mixcloud

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Shuffle Show – XPress Radio – WEEK 5 – 30.11.14

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  The Shuffle Show with Wez G – WEEK 5 – 30.11.14 – XPress Radio This week’s Shuffle Show on XPress Radio hosts guest DJ, from the Woodville, Cathays, James Alexander aka Apollo Chief. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. GL – Won’t You See (Gerd Janson Dub Mix) [Plastic World] 2. Kasper Bjorke – Rush feat. Tobias Buch (Pink Skull Remix) [Hafendisko] 3. Soul Clap – Misty feat. Robert Owens (Louie Vega Roots NYC Mix) [Soul Clap Records] 4. James Alexander, Apollo Chief – XPress Radio Interview – PART 1 5. Mr. Tophat, Art Alfie – Marlboro Light (GW Remix) [Karlovak] 6. Westbam, Nena – Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix) [KNM] 7. James Alexander, Apollo Chief – XPress Radio Interview – PART 2 8. James Alexander, Apollo Chief – SHUFFLE XPRESS MINIMIX 9. So Inagawa – De Facto [O.P. Disc] 10. Radio Diffusion – BHVL (MOSTA Remix) [Compost Records] 11. Celcius – Incoming (Original Mix) [MadTech] 12. Unit 7 – Down (Original Mix) [WRHS Music] 13. Celcius – Devotion (Original Mix) [Madtech] 14. Freakme – Soultice (Original Mix) [Electronique Nu] 15. LouLou Players & Kolombo – Don’t Go Away (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) [SUARA] 16. Claude VonStroke – Who’s Afraid of Detroit (Original Mix) [Dirtybird] The Shuffle Show is broadcast every Saturday Night / Sunday Morning from Midnight to 1am on Xpress Radio, Cardiff University’s award-winning student radio station http://xpressradio.co.uk MORE JAMES ALEXANDER, APOLLO CHIEF: https://soundcloud.com/jacquesuk Shuffle Show – XPress Radio – WEEK 5 – 30.11.14 – James Alexander, Apollo Chief by Wez G on Mixcloud SHUFFLE SHOW ARCHIVE

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Shuffle Show – XPress Radio – Week 2 – 09.11.14

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  The Shuffle Show with Wez G – WEEK 2 – 09.11.14 – XPress Radio This week’s Shuffle Show on Xpress Radio begins with some laidback chilled sounds before special guest Flapsandwich (from Cardiff band Sicknote) beefs things up with his minimix after his interview with host Wez G. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Saint Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Foxbase Beta Mix) [Heavenly] 2. Spiller – Cry Baby (Röyksopp’s Malselves Memorabilia Mix) [Positiva] 3. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle [Lucky Number] 4. Flapsandwich – XPress Radio Interview – PART 1 5. Ninjah – Ready Me Ready [White] 6. Massive Attack – Safe From Harm [Virgin] 7. Flapsandwich – XPress Radio Interview – PART 2 8. Flapsandwich – SHUFFLE XPRESS MINIMIX 9. Ninjah -raw (Flapsandwich Remix) [WHITE] 10. The Lovely Wars – Oh! What Lovely War (Flapsandwich Remix) [WHITE] 11. The Doors -Break On Through (Flapsandwich Remix) [WHITE] 12. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole vs Flapsandwich – You Make Me Wet [WHITE] 13. Sex Pistols vs Flapsandwich – Dirty Fucker [WHITE] 14. Megman – Guitar Ditty [WHITE] The Shuffle Show is broadcast every Saturday Night / Sunday Morning from Midnight to 1am on Xpress Radio, Cardiff University’s award-winning student radio station http://xpressradio.co.uk MORE FLAPSANDWICH: http://flapsandwich.com Shuffle Show – XPress Radio – WEEK 2 – 09.11.14 – Flapsandwich (Sicknote) by Wez G on Mixcloud SHUFFLE SHOW ARCHIVE

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NEW: The Shuffle Show with Wez G – Xpress Radio – Saturdays/Sundays Midnight -1am

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The Shuffle Show is a specialist Dance Music show on Xpress Radio, airing 12am – 1am Sundays (late Saturday night). XPress Radio is the award-winning Cardiff University radio station. I have recently gone back to my studies as a full-time Translation student at Cardiff. I thought that while I was there that I would try to keep the music at a minimum but I couldn’t resist going along to check out a few societies. I went to the Xpress radio meeting and couldn’t believe that there were about 150 people in attendance. I’ve worked in radio for many years, in particular with KryKey (web radio), and I felt that traditional radio was dying or dead, a forgotten medium in the world of podcasts and technology. When I originally went to UCL about twenty years ago, their radio station, Rare FM, was far more rudimentary…. I felt filled with hope about Xpress and, with my new partner-in-crime, Brummie Todd, we decided to put plans into place for a new show. I’ve been dabbling around recently with the Wez G Sessions. This was a ‘traditional style’ radio broadcast, with talking (a broadcast skill I am really no good at!). I aimed, with the Wez G sessions, just to raise my basic skill levels, work with Ableton in a set format, and to provide decent content in bulk for the KryKey network and also for the Caldicot Community Radio station which I was in talks with the council about resurrecting. The Wez G sessions was never a really serious project, though I have enjoyed making it so far, and love listening myself… I haven’t gone hell-for-leather on promoting it (just yet!) and am hoping that people will eventually start tuning in of their own, natural, accord. The Wez G Sessions have been good practice for a potential Xpress show so I thought I would kick on and try and grab a primetime slot, and bring my music to a new, youthful student audience. Todd and I went in for an interview and I rather arrogantly expected us to be given a show as a matter of formality. At the initial session, when they were showing us how to use decks, I was the only person with actual DJ experience. In January 2015 it will be twenty years of my professional DJ career. Surely a show on Xpress would be a breeze? Unfortunately for Todd and…

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Wide-Eyed Wild

Wide-Eyed Wild

I’ve gone back to my (progressive) house roots for this mix… Dug deep by analysing what Sasha & Digweed have been laying recently and adding my own bit of spice to the track selection. From the early mix tapes, through to Renaissance and Northern Exposure, Sasha & Digweed have been luminary artists in the dance music scene and I always draw inspiration from the way they maintain themselves at the cutting edge of the evolution of Electronica… In this mix, you’ll hear deep bassy sounds with plenty of melody and the odd vocal… Lose yourselves in the Wide-Eyed Wild with Wez G! :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Yaman S – Don’t You Know (Original Mix) [keepitpure music] 2. H.O.S.H. – Dancer (Original Mix) [Bedrock Records] 3. Dave Nash – Say What (Original Mix) [Incorrect Music] 4. Leon Vynehall – Butterflies (Original Mix) [Clone Royal Oak] 5. John Monkman – L.O.V.E.R. (Hallo Halo Remix) [Be Crazy Music] 6. ThermalBear – Ownership (Original Mix) [Last Night On Earth] 7. Fat Sushi – Problems (Original Mix) [Light My Fire] 8. Calma – Broken Record (Original Mix) [Soundpark] 9. Boss Axis – Golden Hour (Sebastian Boldt & Emka Remix) [Parquet Recordings] 10. Maher Daniel – A Call From Within (Original Mix) [No.19 Music] 11.Luca Bacchetti – The Space Between Us (Original Mix) [Endless] 12. Alex Niggemann – Bee (Original Mix) [Poker Flat Recordings] 13. COMA – Les Dilettantes (Roosevelt Mix) [Bedrock Records] 14. Anton Pieete – Loner (Edwin Oosterwal Organ Mix) [Rejected] 15. Megman Vs Wez G – Monkey Loving [White] Wez G – Wide-Eyed Wild by Wez G on Mixcloud

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Head Alchemy

Head Alchemy

I felt like a bit of a change, a bit of an up-tempo feel to the mix to warm those toes in the murky winter weather… I’d recently put together a nice acid house feeling dub for a Brazilian vocalist to work on and wanted to fit it into the mix… It is Hacienda style Acid House… This mix flows from Acid House to techno and back down to Acid… I wanted to bang it up to full-on Adam Beyer style techno and add in some Goa Trance but unfortunately couldn’t get the tempo geared up that high in 80 minutes… Some nice Laurent Garnier tracks thrown in and he has been a big influence on me as a DJ – I’ve never seen anyone at all demonstrate crowd control on a dancefloor like he does… He’s like an operatic conductor and his versatility and range of music in his sets is astonishing… I started off in the scene listening to a lot of techno and playing it so I guess this mix is taking me back full circle… :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Wez G – Brasil Acid (Dub) [White] 2. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash (Original Mix) [Transmat] 3. Irregular Synth, Andrea Frisina – Dub City (Lutzenkirchen Remix) [Gate Null Recordings] 4. The Japanese Popstars – Heavy Hitter (Sharooz Remix) [Bedrock Records] 5. Paul Ritch – Run Baby Run (Original Mix) [Drumcode] 6. Gabriel D’Or, Bordoy – Kepler 69 (Original Mix) [MKT rec] 7. Soulik – Enjoy This Trip (Original Mix) [Audio Elite] 8. Möd3rn – Mö 3 (Original Mix) [Mod3rn] 9. Scan X – Midnight (Laurent Garnier Edit) [WTF! Music] 10. 04LM – Tragicaller (Original Mix) [Soma Records] 11. Gayle San – The Porter (Original Mix) [H-Productions] 12. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Grillen im Park (Dreher & Sm.art Remix) [DJ Series] 13. Mark Henning – Blackout (Original Mix) [Soma Records] 14. Syco – Danaka [Oxygen Music Works] 15. Laurent Garnier – Jacques In The Box (Chicago Bordelo Remix) [Ed Banger Records / Because Music] 16. Dax J – Spotlights (Original Mix) [Unknown Territory]

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Remote Desert Runway

Remote Desert Runway

Lost in the sky, traversing the globe, a record box in the baggage hold high above you; an air steward whinges about the weight of your records and forces you to shift your hand luggage to a safer place. While you’re getting a ticking off from some jumped up trolley dolly the moved weight of a damn heavy UDG bag tilts the plane and the pilot comes running down the aisle and gives the jumped up service shark a good telling off, as by shifting the DJ’s luggage, he has tilted the plane off course…. All we can hope for now is an emergency landing patch to develop…. deep in the desert the pilot spots a Remote Desert Runway and all are safe and sound as the plane touches down back onto Mother Earth. (Gaia) :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Bent – Comin Back (Serge Santiago Dub) [Open] 2. Wave Crushers – Gettin’ Funky (Deepwerk’s Spoken Word Edit) [Aux Audio] 3. Bonobo – Eyesdown (Sasha Remix) [Last Night On Earth] 4. Inner City, Kevin Saunderson – Big Fun (Zoo Brazil Remix) [KMS Records] 5. Feu d’Or – Chasin Joe (Jody Wisternoff Remix) [Compiled & Mixed] 6. Dirt Crew, Miky Talarico – Use Your Room (Original Mix) [Takos Records] 7. Andre Crom – Hanging On (Original Mix) [Teenage Mutants Off Recordings] 8. DJ Kira, Syberia – Karin (Maurizio Patti Remix) [Big Mama’s House Records] 9. Elekfantz – Diggin’ On You (Original Mix) [D.O.C.] 10. LouLou Players, Kolombo – Touch Ur Body (Original Mix) [Bunny Tiger] 11. Nora En Pure – Come With Me (Original Mix) [Enormous Tunes] 12. Sharam Jey, Night Talk – Gonna Get You (Original Mix) [Bunny Tiger] 13. Stefano Amalfi, Robbie Groove – Dirty (Original Mix) [Sound Division] 14. Mark Lower – The Way That I Feel (Original Mix) [Nurvous Records] 15. Keep Shelly In Athens – Our Own Dream (Sasha Remix) [Last Night On Earth]

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Wez G Traktor DJ Sets

TRAKTOR DJ SETS HERE http://djwezg.com/traktor.html I am passionate about vinyl. It is the ideal DJ format. It is the media by which DJing first came to life. I made vows to always stick by it. Swore an oath to Enzo @ http://plastic-music.co.uk where I buy my vinyl never to ‘go digital’ – but as in Terminator, the dance music world has witnessed the rise of the machine and we live in a digital age… I started spinning the odd tune with Traktor to incorporate some stuff in my sets which was unreleased on black plastic. I then decided to give Traktor a proper whirl and invested in some MIDI equipment. It is like learning to DJ all over again. People say it’s cheating and yes, software will auto synch beats for you – but beatmatching is not something I have a real problem with anyway. The fundamentals of DJing remain the same: Good selection of music, flow of tunes, hitting the right mixpoints – it’s still all about timing and digital or vinyl that needs to be precise, beats matching or not… Anyway – for the past year or so I’ve been beatporting and traktoring… So here are the sets. I’m not dead to vinyl and still pick up the odd bit… I think live vinyl performances are better for the mind, body and spirit… I am also in the longwinded and tiresome process of converting a much cherished record collection to digital wav. My Vinyl DJ Sets are here http://soundcloud.com/wezg/sets/wez-g-vinyl-dj-sets/ http://djwezg.com ENTER INTO A WORLD OF PERPETUAL DELIGHT!

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Getting digitized?

As I’ve clearly stated in the past: I’m a vinyl junkie. An analogue dinosaur. In the field of dance music we have often been the very first genre to embrace new technology. Indeed, more than any other musical variety, dance music and audio technology are intertwined. I have watched all this change and although it interests me a lot, when it comes to performance I am an absolute Luddite. Turning up at clubs to watch my dancefloor heroes play on CD decks makes me want to send the sparkling lights and fancy buttons hurling to the ground. Like a nineteenth century cotton mill, the pioneer CDJs 1000, lying in bits would bring a smile of satisfaction to my face. I’m told they’re sexy. I just feel that CD DJing is cheating – not so much the technology aspect, as in principal it is the same technique as vinyl DJing, but that the audience is cheated. I watch with horror as my favourite record shops close down as everyone turns to the cheaper alternative… Anyway – I have stuck to my guns regarding CDs and remain a vinylist. However, it’s not just CDs that have changed the face of DJing. One of my favourite DJs is Sasha. I remember reading several years ago how he was embracing Ableton for production. I remember picking up a (vinyl) copy of Involver in 2004 and being blown away by the ‘new’ sound. The thick bass, the really electronic feel, floor-friendly loops, perfectly cut vocals… It is an ambition to produce music and I’ve always liked the sound of Ableton. I dabbled with Cubase a few years ago but Ableton seems to be the software daddy. Shock horror – I realised that Ableton could be used for DJing. I was at a gig at the Q bar, Cardiff, and the DJ had a laptop and a complex looking MIDI controller. He was playing an Ableton Live DJ set… I trainspotted for a bit, to check how it all works… DJs are anoraks at heart and get a high watching others at work. It is the quickest way to improve your style, by studying others in action. I started to interrupt the guy by bombarding him with questions. It all looked posh and he seemed a bit snobbish, with all his fancy equipment… He was very vague and seemed to be avoiding my answers. I didn’t…

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Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha – Invol2ver remix)

I featured this track on the Wez G Podcast episode, Fire and Brimstone about a month ago. It’s just such a catchy track and I cannot get it out of my head. Much better than the original Ladytron version. It gets right into your head, this one – follows you everywhere! I thought I’d blog it up so I ain’t the only fool wandering around ‘destroying everything I touch‘ If you want to buy it on vinyl try http://www.plastic-music.co.uk where they have it on exclusive white label. The entire Sasha Invol2ver album can be bought on CD at Amazon

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Tricia Lee Kelshall

I’m a twitter addict these days. I just happened to start sharing tweets earlier with a vinylk addict in Houston, Texas, which is where, incidentally, Shuffle Artist Management‘s Tricia Lee Kelshall is based. Tricia is back on the map after I’ve been out of contact with her. I spoke to her last week and we have set up some new projects where she’ll be working with some leading house music producers on some new collaberations… In the tweet I sent out to my new American friend I linked him up to the video of Tricia’s biggest career hit, Way Out West – Mindcircus. It’s been a while sincE I last heard it and I was so impressed I thought I’d write out a Tricia blog with a nice YouTube link for you all to see…. Great, isn’t it? Tricia released a new single at the end of last year with talented US Producer, Victor Imbres. Click on ‘Feel That‘ to go to itunes and purchase it. The itunes link for Mindcircus can be obtained by clicking that too. I promise to keep you informed on Tricia’s future work. As I’m sure you’ll agree she’s a very talented vocalist. You can surf to her myspace here or also visit her official websitetr.

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Web Radio – The future?

Internet Radio – The future? Radio was a communication technology that completely changed the world during the twentieth century. Before the age of television, radio was the most popular entertainment medium. Where would the Rock n’ Roll revolution of the Sixties be without the dedicated broadcast channels streaming the new sounds to bedrooms across the globe? The age of television saw a decline in radio’s impact, though the market for radio continued to grow. People listened in cars, on the hop, portable devices emerged too. The advantage of radio over television meant that the same levels of user concentration weren’t required. Radio can be background as well as thoroughly engaging. To many people radio provides the backdrop to their day’s work in factories or offices. One of the most important aspects of radio is the interactivity between programmers and their audiences. Phone in shows and audience feedback is significantly greater for radio than its televised cousin. To me one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century was the clockwork battery-less radio which was cheaply and widely distributed throughout Africa and the developing world, providing maybe the first link to the outside world in many areas. What has changed today? Satellite TV is rampant and viewers across the world have the widest selection ever available. Radio is still a huge draw though and in the internet communications era, our listening habits are changing yet again. Podcasting is a term that has entered the glossary and these subscription downloads are basically prerecorded radio shows. MP3 players such as the Apple Ipod have increased the use of portable audio devices to levels previously never imagined. Podcasts are easy to distribute and are a growing broadcast medium but the appeal of live radio still seperates podcasts from its transistor sister. Radio services on Real player, Windows Media Player and other media player devices have been available but in general have been still run by corporations with studios and massive finance. There is a gap in the market for proper home broadcasting, done live, and directly competing with traditional radio, just without all the massive startup and maintenance costs. This is where the new KryKey service enters the market. http://www.krykey.com is a convenient easy to use service which sets up the simple home broadcaster with realtime radio potential. The user can create their own radio station and broadcast direct from their own home with…

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Web Radio

In this digital age what is the future of web radio? The internet provides us with the ideal opportunity to all become broadcasters. As fierce as the market is for listeners, I feel that web radio provides DJs with broadcasting opportunities like never before in history. If you’re good then your shows will get listeners. Krykey provides us with a great way of reaching our audiences and I can see it growing and taking listeners from established radio. It would be great if it could broadcast over DAB or traditional airwaves but with the new arrival of internet car radios etc, web radio is certainly a growing phenomenon. Not many people don’t carry mobile sound devices these days and web radio is a facility that will in the future be present on them all. It is a fun time to be a web radio DJ, I’m sure you’ll agree…krykey facebook group

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Getting excited about Tricia!!!

As this blog progresses you’ll get to learn more about Shuffle and what exactly we do. It isn’t always very clear, even to me, and I’ve been running Shuffle since 1995. Anyway, 2008 sees the year where we are focussing a lot of our energy on Shuffle artist management. One of the gems we deal with here is Tricia Lee Kelshall. Tricia is a Trinidadian singer who currently resides in Texas, USA. Her initial steps to stardom were with Soca band, Second Imij. Following that Tricia did two world tours with the Stereo MCs, an awesome band , I’m sure you’ll agree. Tricia’s entrance to the house music scene involved a collaberation with Bristol best house music band, Way Out West. Mindcircus was a massive hit for them and the icing on the cake to their Intensify album. Tricia went on to tour the world with Way Out West before settling down with her new husband and starting a family. Tricia is now back on the scene. And all shuffled up! We’re pleased to be working with such class and have been focussing on ensuring that Tricia will be working alongside some of the best producers and remixers in the industry for future releases. There is a new myspace for Tricia here… http://www.myspace.com/tricialeekelshall There will be forthcoming projects, i’m pleased to say, and the reason I’m all excited today is that I’ve had a sneak preview of some of the forthcoming work. All I can say is that you can expect 2008 to be a good year for Tricia. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if she doesn’t release one of the house music hits of the year and that isn’t just blind pride and bias talking. I am an experienced DJ and assure you that there is some good stuff on its way… I obviously can’t say too much on the detail at the moment until releases are confirmed but I will release public information through the Shuffle websites as soon as possible. SO Stay Tuned and we look forward to giving you aural pleasure! Here is Mindcircus by Way Out West featuring Tricia Lee Kelshall

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Welcome to Wez G Blog

Hi All Welcome to the new Wez G Blog. i’ll try to keep this updated with snippets of useful information and goodies for you… I’m a DJ and since 1995 have run a company called Shuffle which has mixed itself up in all areas of the music industry. See more on Shuffle at the facebook group here:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7208985678 Specifically I’m a house music DJ. You can keep updated with regular Wez G podcasts through my site here:http://www.wezg.org.uk/ there is an rss feed also: http://wezg.podOmatic.com/rss2.xml I hope you enjoy this blog and I’ll try to keep it updated as much as possible… Cheers Love & Peace Wez GShuffle ENTER INTO A WORLD OF PERPETUAL DELIGHT!

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Fever February Funk

DJ Set 02 Fever February Funk

Listen to Wez G – Fever February Funk byWez G on hearthis.at    Funkier than usual mix for February, though it progs out by the end…A nice blend of old and new with some real belters in there! Toe-tappingly gorgeous! :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Siedah Garrett – K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (Dub) [Qwest Records] 2. Julien Jabre – Swimming Places (Sebastian Ingrosso Re-edit) [Defected] 3. Lee Cabrera – Voodoo Love (Steve Angello Remix) [White] 4. Scott Grooves feat. Parliament/Funkadelic – Mothership Reconnection ( Daft Punk Remix) [Soma Recordings] 5. Meeker – Save Me (Futureshock Mix) [Underwater] 6. Shafunkers – Lose Control [Fantastic House] 7. SIA – The Girl You Lost to Cocaine (Sander Van Doorn Remix) [Doorn Records] 8. Trafik – Indestructible (Stel Remix) [Global Underground] 9. Big Top – Sub [Organized Nature] 10. Winc – Thoughts of a Tranced Love [Limbo Records] 11. Sasha – Who Killed Sparky? [emFire] 12. Grace – Not Over Yet (B.T.’s Spirit of Grace) [Perfecto] 13. The Beloved – The Sun Rising (Danny’s Love is Mix) [EastWest] Wez G – Fever February Funk by Wezg on Mixcloud

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Ten Foot Tahitian

This is a blast from the past. I recorded it in November 2005 though it contains tracks from much earlier. I named the mix after the massive waves that roll into Tahiti which lays claim to being the place where surfing began. It recreates part of the six hour set I did when I played at Tikisoft in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. It was a perfect day. The sun was shining. I went swimming with the sharks and stingrays in the morning and then got stuck into the island’s decks for a marathon set. The mix is summery and reflects the sounds of one of the earth’s best untouched paradises. House Music. It’s a global groove… :::TRACKLISTING::: 1.Late Night Alumni – Nothing Left to Say [Hed Kandi] 2.Hysterix – Talk to Me [Deconstruction] 3.Seelenluft feat. Michael Smith – Manila [Backyard Recordings] 4.Playgroup – Behind the Wheel (dj-kicks electroca$h mix) [Global Underground] 5.Desert – Moods [Stress] 6.Yello – To The Sea [Mercury] 7.Chemical Brothers – Hold Tight London [Freestyle Dust] 8.Adam Johnson – Four squares [Global Underground] 9.Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun (Gabriel & Dresden mix) [Perfecto] 10.Leftfield featuring John Lydon – Open Up [Hard Hands] 11.Underworld – Dark and Long [Ministry of Sound] 12.Kelli Ali – Kids (Rui Da Silva remix) [One Little Indian] 13.Trafik feat. Rachel Lamb – Surrender [Global Underground] 14.Ultraviolet – Kites [Big Life] Wez G – Ten Foot Tahitian by Wezg on Mixcloud

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