The best time for dance music in my opinion was the early 1990s. It was the heyday of the Rave Scene and dancefloors were packed with sky high dancing bods. The reason I like this period is not that the floors were filled with ecstasy takers, but that the music was at its peak. Dubby loops of bass and funk with a constant circular rhythm in the tents and clubs drove the E’d up crowd into a frenzy. The beats suited the experience of everyone – It was total unity and I think that over the years as the government has killed off the scene with various parliamentary acts (eg Criminal Justice Act 1994) and the total media frenzied attack on ecstasy, claiming it killed you, and the general shift towards commercialism and business, moved the music towards a different direction. Of course, post 1997 – even the dealers were selling ketamine and calling it ecstasy…It’s as if the disco biscuits disappeared overnight. I think on the music front the DJs forgot the buzz which caused the whole vibe and we saw a scattering of genres and pigeonholing and musical snobbery… Well – a couple of decades on from that and digging about on Beatport, I noticed a trend back towards the old style music. Loops of bass hooks and that driving groove have reappeared. It’s that old Italian sound which is so inspiring. Now most of it seems to be categorised as techno or deep house… but it seems the same old stuff that DJs from Laurent Garnier to Easygroove, from Carl Cox to Sasha, all used to bang out. In this mix I’ve cut up a few old tracks with the new flavours plus slipped in a special edit from a live Universe Rave that took place only a few miles away from me in Magor in South Wales in the summer of 1992… In the news recently there have been claims that Ecstasy cures cancer 100% guaranteed so maybe the pop idol generation will be ditching X-Factor, slipping on their shiny shirts and getting back to a diet of disco biscuits… Who knows? As long as good music thrives and Simon Cowell goes bankrupt I don’t mind one little bit. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Vangelis – Blush Response [East West] 2. Joe T Vannelli – Prelude (Scalambrin & Sicily Island Style Remix) [Le Bien Et Le Mal Recordings] 3….
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Another wet and cold summer and already autumn is upon us. Leaves, golden brown, scatter the floor in the country parks of South Wales and the wind and rain are ceaseless. This is another chillout special in the Wez G Mix series and blends in old and new, some recognisable, some maybe not so, all melodic in harmony and compiled in a way to calm, inspire and relax you as the days draw in and we head into the winter darkness. TRACKLISTING: 1. Koru – Otis [Café Del Mar Music] 2. Pep Lladó feat Antonio Martinez – Vai Vedere [Café Del Mar Music] 3. Nino – Amor Amor [Chall’OMusic] 4. Gramatik – Just Jammin’ (Original Mix) [Some Cutz Up] 5. Mandalay – Kissing The Day [V2 Records] 6. Kid Koala – Emperor’s Main Course (Laboratoire Mix) [Ninja Tune] 7. Thievery Corporation – Fragments [Eighteenth Street Lounge Music] 8. Dinka – Don’t Hide Your Love (Original Chillout Mix) [Sirup] 9. Akshin Alizadeh – El Gran Duelo (Original Mix) [Cold Busted] 10. Maya Jane Coles – Nobody Else (Original Mix) [Hypercolour] 11. Paco Fernández – Flores De Libertad [Café Del Mar Music] 12. La Caina – Bailando Va [Café Del Mar Music] 13. Tom Lustig – Relax Mode (Original Mix) [TheSounds] 14. Nightmares On Wax – You Wish (Original Mix) [Warp Records] 15. Mahara McKay – One Life [Café Del Mar Music] 16. Krystian Shek – The Land Of Oil And Tea (Val De Mossa & Krystian Shek Remix) [Cold Busted] 17. The Lushlife Project – Essence Of Our Origins [George V Records] 18. Soho 808 – From New York With Love (Original Mix) [Stupendous] 19. Zwicker – Who You Are feat. Heidi Happy (Wood Version) [Compost] 20. Bubble Club – Violet Morning Moon (Original Mix) [Klik Records] 21. Massive Attack – Atlas Air (Goldsworthy Remix) [Virgin] 22. The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin’ [Dunhill] Wez G – Autumn Leaves (Chillout) by Wezg on Mixcloud
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It’s been a long summer and there’s been a break in my regular mixes. Anyway I’m back with a bang and keen to ‘Free The Planet’. Watching the news here in the UK over the past year or so and I am detecting a disturbing pattern of police brutality and the erosion of our fundamental human rights. George Orwell’s ‘1984’ warns of a ‘Big Brother’ society where every thought is monitored and people punished for the most minor of detours from the authorities’ policies. To me house music represents freedom. The feeling of unity you can only experience in the middle of the dancefloor gives people breath and helps you to evade the oppression of our masters. I don’t want everyone to listen to this and go out smashing the windows in JJB Sports for some new trainers in a violent orgy of looting. Just turn on the speakers, enjoy what (good) summer weather we have left and chill to the sounds of liberty. :::TRACKLISTING::: 1. Tricky – Time To Dance (Maya Jane Coles remix) [Domino] 2. Kasabian – Underdog (Sasha Remix) [Sony BMG] 3. Phreek Plus One – Passion feat. Mr. White (DJ T. Remix Instrumental) [Compost] 4. Morgan King – I’m Free (Soma Remix) [Accidental Music] 5. BT – Lullaby For Gaia [Perfecto] 6. Alan Fitzpatrick – Moon Palace (Wez G Inspired Edit) [White] 7. MANIK (NYC) – Kent Ave (Warriors) (Original Mix) [Ovum Recordings] 8. Chambao – Pokito A Poko (David Ferrero Housepark Remix) [Sony BMG] 9. Vincenzo, Talking Props – Seduction (Original Mix) [Dessous Recordings] 10. Jody Wisternoff – Shivver (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep] 11. Sasha, Krister Linder – Cut Me Down (Original Mix) [Last Night On Earth] 12. Gabriel Ananda – Hey Blop (Original Mix) [Basmati] 13. Way Out West – Surrender (SommerStad Remix) [Armada Music] 14. Róisín Murphy – Cry Baby (Paul Oakenfold Mix) [EMI] Wez G – Free The Planet by Wezg on Mixcloud