Remix: Hardkiss - "RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump"

My relationship with the brothers Hardkiss is long and storied, and those guys mean a lot to me. In the past I've done remixes separately for Gavin ("Everything Is Happening At The Same Time") and Robbie ("Everything Is Changing") … and it just hit me as I'm typing this how those song titles kind of tell a little story together. That's a funny thing. But now Robbie and Gavin have unveiled their new collective Hardkiss album, titled 1991, and I've had the honor of remixing a part of this moment where the two have come together, wonder twin powers activating. The cut is curiously titled "RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump" and it was initially unveiled by my pals at the Whiskey Pickle label. You can nab the single at Juno Download, Beatport, and other digital shops … it also features tasty mixes from James Curd (Greenskeepers) and Gavin himself in his Hawke mode.

You should also give the Hardkiss album 1991 a good listen. It's wonderful. Feel free to do so by clicking HERE.

Invisible Airwaves #50 - February Edition

I’m not one for numerology or giving questionable meanings to certain numbers, but #50 has a bit of finality about it and is as good as any. That’s over 100 hours of DJ mixes, and I’ve been doing them steadily each month for over four years (really?). I’ve gotten so much great feedback and sincere praise for these mixes, and it’s been a blast doing them. It’s also interesting listening to how my tastes and style have slowly changed over the course of 50 mixes. This didn’t start out as an experiment, but it certainly became one that was enlightening and fun.

So, yes - if you hadn’t guessed already, I’m suspending the Invisible Airwaves series at this latest one, #50. It’s not an easy decision … I love, love, love doing these and even when I’m unsure how the mix will come out I’m always pleasantly surprised and deeply into how the songs I’ve selected somehow fit together. And let me tell you about this latest one: it’s my favorite mix in a while. I just feel it’s particularly lovely, and it makes me believe I’m ending on a high note, which is cool.

There are a few reasons I’m ending Invisible Airwaves, and none of them are terrible. Well, I have less and less time to put these together each month, and I guess the fact I don’t have more hours in my day is kind of terrible. Making this show every month really takes a lot out of my schedule. I spend hours selecting and mixing the tunes for each episode and, as more things have plopped onto my plate, something had to give.

But on to the good news. I’m working on new music. This is my new music year and I plan on getting through it with an impressive number of tunes under the belt. The show has to step aside to accommodate this, but I’ll be happy to share some new music soon in return.

I also won’t be absent from the world of DJ mixes. For one thing, I’ll be able to do guest mixes for other shows again, which I haven’t been able to do in a while. I also will be the producer for another radio show that is launching in April that I’ll be able to tell you about soon. I won’t be mixing every month on this new show, but I will be the main ‘resident DJ.’ So I’m not going anywhere, and neither are my mixes.

You’ll notice I say above that I’m ’suspending’ Invisible Airwaves, not ending it. It’s possible I’ll change my mind, or start it up again, say, a year from now. I’m not comfortable closing that door. But, for now, I hope you enjoy mix #50. I’m thankful and humbled by your listenership these past four years. The mixes will remain … all 100+ hours of them … and I hope you continue to enjoy these spacious, personal sounds.

Here's the track list for Invisible Airwaves #50:

Kalipo - Perspicientia - Audiolith
Blaq Soul - Vision - Deeper Shades Recordings
Flashbaxx - Gold - Plusquam Chillout
Phonic Funk - Red Enigma - DCSTrax
Pavi - A Saturday Night In Berlin - Midnight Social Recordings
S&M Music Company - Walk Away - Whiskey Pickle
Time Reveals - Let My Body (Permanent Vacation Remix) - On The Prowl
d o m - Violent Express - Remote Records
Marco Fedez & Daniel Lopez - Deeper - MuSoul
Slok - You Got It - Turquoise Blue
Q-Burns Abstract Message - Dark Roots (Magick Version) - Tulipa Recordings
Verdo - Eko Tiger - Danny Was A Drag King
Larosse feat. PCCD - Menswear (In Flagranti Tape Remix) - Everyone We Know
Jacques Renault - The Fake Out (No Regular Play Remix) - Let's Play House
Aiby & The Noise - Coda - Vizual Records
LO feat. I Confess - Night Time (Mould Remix) - Container Music
Pablo Rez - Dada - Escapism Musique
Tandem Sky - Victoria (Jon Dasilva & Jonas Nilsson Remix) - Soundz Limited
jdn - Aeolian Intro - Harmonious Discord
Swag - 2 + 2 = 5 ?– Version
Hardkiss - Broken Hearts - Hardkiss Music

A big hearty 'thank you' to these stations for airing and supporting Invisible Airwaves:
Enation.FM (USA)
Mixology Radio (USA)
Play.FM (Austria)
Discotheque Radio (Brazil)
Tunnel.FM (Sweden)
WestRadio.gr (Greece)
TechnoHouse.FM (USA)
2B Continued Radio (Israel)
Safari Radio 104.7 (Greece)
Inside My House Radio (Norway)
Lima Xpress (Peru)
DeepInRadio
DE Radio (Canada)

You'll find an archive of the 50 Invisible Airwaves DJ mixes on my Mixcloud page and my Soundcloud page.

Invisible Airwaves #49 - January Edition

With well-wishes for the year ahead we roll into 2014 with another Invisible Airwaves selection featuring plenty of tasty tunes and blissful beats. Our favorite mixes are steady 'builders,' and this one fits the bill with low BPM magic revving up into deep house alchemy for the second half. As the champagne corks pop on tempo this mix looks forward to the sounds of the future with a couple of clever nods to the past. Here's this month's multi-flavored track list:

Softmore - In Your Hand - Audio Parallax
Haioka - Mizu Bashou - Emerald & Doreen Records
Craig Bratley - Analogue Dreams (Joes Bakery Mix) - … is it balearic?
Cravo E Canela - Waterfall Ritual (Kasm Remix) - Pronto Musique
DJ Raw Sugar - Woman Of The Ghetto (DJ Raw Sugar ReDub) - Gazeebo International
L.H.A.S. Inc. - Losing My Innocence (Cage & Aviary Swamp-Out) - Cynic Music
John Talabot - Without You - !K7 Records
Aiby & The Noise - Hurt Me - Vizual Records
Monkey Boots - Hold Back The Night (Andy Hart Remix) - Grass Green Recordings
Rhye - The Fall (Maurice Fulton Alt Remix) - Innovative Leisure Records
Prab K - I Met Her in Space - Better On Foot
Body Language - Well Absolutely (Shiny Objects Remix) - Smoke N Mirrors
Parov Stelar feat. Marvin Gaye - Keep On Dancing (Makossa & Megablast Extended Disco Version – FM4 Edit) - unreleased
Gavin & Robbie Hardkiss - RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Whiskey Pickle
The Black 80s - Go Home - Compost Black Label
Gold Panda - Community (Fort Romeau Remix) - Ghostly International
Tiago - Soa Como Sai - Interzona13
Jay Shepheard - Orbis Tertius (Shep's Broken Mix) - Retrofit
Phonokinetics - Approximate Lush - Aquamarine Digital
Pink Skull - Slave - Days of Being Wild
AM Version feat. Alona - For Our Luv (Monty Luke Westcoastluvmix) - Roam Recordings
Ellroy - Tailar - Apollo

You can hear Invisible Airwaves each month on these stations:
Enation.FM (USA)
Mixology Radio (USA)
Play.FM (Austria)
Discotheque Radio (Brazil)
Tunnel.FM (Sweden)
WestRadio.gr (Greece)
TechnoHouse.FM (USA)
2B Continued Radio (Israel)
Safari Radio 104.7 (Greece)
Inside My House Radio (Norway)
Lima Xpress (Peru)
DeepInRadio
DE Radio (Canada)

If you miss the show then the stations will be repeating it throughout the month. Play.FM will also have the show available on demand after its first airing. I’ll also be posting the mix to my Mixcloud page towards the end of the month as well my Soundcloud page.

If you'd like to air my monthly program on your Internet or terrestrial radio station then please contact me by clicking HERE.

Invisible Airwaves #48 - December Edition

Not that we're wishing for frozen tundra here in our warm central Florida HQ, but the first quarter of this month's Invisible Airwaves mix strives to approximate the feel of a colder clime. A mid-tempo chill permeates the tracks until things warm up and a sunny yet smooth dance floor vibe takes over. Once again, loads of great new discoveries and upfront release fill this mix … more than enough goodies to populate a holiday wish list. Here's hoping you enjoy as we close out another year of Invisible Airwaves mixes. Check out this month's ice-melting track list:

The Blaxploited Orchestra - The Pursuit (Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt Remix) - Compost Disco
Juan De Dios - Late Night - Nylon Trax
Bryce Hackford - Heart To Beat - Prah Recordings
Tempel Rytmik - Anagrama - !K7 Records
Abstraxion - Moon - Have A Killer Time Recordings
Monkey Boots - Whitworth Strut (Greg Wilson Version) - Grass Green Recordings
Solid State - Boogie 111 - Toko
Adnan Sharif - Sky Toucher - Smoke N' Mirrors
Jimmy le Mac - Deeper (North Pollard Remix) - Micropope
Haku - Chronos - Use of Weapons
mR. Mahaj & The Birdhunter - This Freak (Dance Spirit's Flashback Remix) - Handmade Recordings
Nico Stojan & Mira - Hangover - URSL
Pompeya - Sister (Rubinskee Remix) - Lovemonk
Rinno - This Place - Quórum Records
Society Of Silence - Mistery World - Versatile Records
Akra - Pure - Rebirth Records
Agent Libre - Miles Away (Reagan Grey Remix) - DeepWit Recordings
Peter O - Hold On To It (Asadinho Remix) - Deepology Digital
Dinosaur Jr.
- Feel The Pain (Leo Zero Edit) - Leo Zero Edits
Brioski - Late Night - Throne of Blood

You can hear Invisible Airwaves each month on these stations:
Enation.FM (USA)
Mixology Radio (USA)
Play.FM (Austria)
Discotheque Radio (Brazil)
Tunnel.FM (Sweden)
WestRadio.gr (Greece)
TechnoHouse.FM (USA)
2B Continued Radio (Israel)
Safari Radio 104.7 (Greece)
Inside My House Radio (Norway)
Lima Xpress (Peru)
DeepInRadio
DE Radio (Canada)

If you miss the show then the stations will be repeating it throughout the month. Play.FM will also have the show available on demand after its first airing. I’ll also be posting the mix to my Mixcloud page towards the end of the month as well my Soundcloud page.

If you'd like to air my monthly program on your Internet or terrestrial radio station then please contact me by clicking HERE.