Because of popular demand another disco-themed mix. This one features a lot of amazing tracks from remix kings like Todd Terje, Gigamesh and Aeroplane. It starts off with a track from Pye Corner Audio’s “Black Mill Tapes Vol. 3″, one of the best electronic music albums of 2012. For the rest of the mix I tried to find a balance between italo- and spacedisco bangers, discopop remixes and electro-disco. At the peak of all this glitter madness there are two epic Dutch remixes of classic disco tracks: Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” by Steve Rachmad and the 90′s hit “Disco To Disco”, remixed by San Proper and Melon. After that a gradual comedown with mellow tracks by Tornado Wallace, Todd Terje and Siriusmo. There we go:
There we are, the last Friday Night Special of the year. We’re a little early this week, in order for you to enjoy the mix with your family under the Christmas tree. An extra special, long and deep edition with 21 tracks and 100+ minutes. Somehow, it wasn’t that hard to fill those minutes with great tracks. As a matter of fact, I even had to exclude a lot of fresh ones. There really was an abundance of good tracks this year. Even though about 95-99% of the thousands of tracks that come out every year are crap (rough estimate), that still leaves hundreds of good-to-amazing ones that are released every year. I’ve tried to gather as many as I could find for the 15 FNS mixes this year.
Two fantastic slower tracks by Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Shoe Box kick off this week’s mix, before a Ray Okpara banger lifts the pace. Robert Johnson’s San Laurentino follows with “Somewhere Under The Stars” (number 1 of 2012 on many lists), followed by some more spacey, tropical, chimey techhouse goodness from Re.You, Matthew Dekay, Tube & Berger, Monkey Safari, Bakermat, Marlose and Miguel Lobo. When Guy J’s Mercury arrives things start to go deeper. Two amazing ethereal techno tracks from Chymera and Nadia Struiwigh are the apex of the mix. To close off some great techno tracks by Guy J, Boris Werner and Sigha.
One year and 15 mixes later, we’re still up and running. Let’s see what the next year has in store!
A new month, a new FNS. This one starts off with some epic techhouse tracks by Dj Phono, Booka Shade, Joris Delacroix, Leland McWilliams and Alexis Raphael. Then some tracks that lean more toward techno than house, by Steffi, Martin Dawson, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Guy J. The last 35 minutes are straight-up “real” techno, with the bpm rising to 127-128. And somewhere in between there are also some freaky tracks by Benoit & Sergio and U.
Check out the “timestamp” feature to identify separate tracks. Hope you enjoy it folks!
Light Sound Dimension is in deep hibernation, but once in a while it wakes up for a new Friday Night Special. This one is a day early, right in time for the ADE. So if you are going there this weekend (I’m jealous, can’t make it myself) this is a perfect warm up mix.
I always try to make the mixes progressive, because even if they are for home-listening I believe a build-up from softer tunes to harder beats works best. I think I found some amazing tracks for this one. It starts off with a nice Hrdvsion remix of Nina Simone and the latest Pachanga Boys. Then new releases by Barnt and Steve Rachmad, followed by some deep tracks by Kruse & Nuernberg, Soy Mustafa and Mark Henning. Special mentions for tracks by Contra Communem Opinonem and Mario Basanov & Vidis, both go straight into my top 5 of the year. Two tracks, by Maetrik and Johannes Heil, to end with a bang.
Some deeper techno tunes this time. The mix starts with some great minimal by Coma, Dominik Eulberg, Ryan Davis and Pantha Du Prince, and then slowly builds up to a deep, melodic technojourney with tracks by Edomite, Jerome Sydenham, Phil Kieran and a classic by Steve Rachmad from his recently reissued breakthrough album. And this “dj” ain’t afraid to play a long version of a m$%&(*@cking record, so hang in there. After about 60 minutes the mix slowly comes down again with tracks by Luke Hess, Maetrik, Stephan Barnem, Redshape and Pitto.
Summer is coming to an end, but we’re not there yet. Let’s make it an “Indian Summer”. This Friday Night Special should provide a good soundtrack for it. It’s also the 10th installment. Yippy! We start off with an older track by Ellen Allien, followed by an amazing recent release by Makam. We slowly reach a climax through Dionne, Max Cooper and Maetrik, followed by a plateau of P’Taah, Matador and And.Id tracks. Then some sunny tracks to come down, closing it off with Monkey Safari’s epic “Hi-Life”. “Dirty Thirty” has been featured in a FNS before, but I wanted to mix it again because it is just so awesome. Enough with the dumb cliches, listen up!
It’s number 9 of the Friday Night Special! Since this is probably the last FNS (at least for a long while) we’re going out with a bang. An 80+ minute long summer mix with lots of funky fresh tracks. This means some of the latest sunny techhouse and minimal, classic Chicago and acid, smooth disco, plenty of vocals, slow stretched-out mixes and spacey tropical vibes. Perfect for a nice day in the park or at the beach (and it’s downloadable!). So long, and thanks for all the fish:
Hidiho, the Friday Night Special returns. I will be brief, so you can start listening as soon as possible. The first half hour is dedicated to some of my favorite techhouse and minimal tracks of the last few weeks. The second half is rolling train techno all the way, with tracks by Marco Effe, Mark Broom and Marco Brugattu, finishing off with Christian Smith’s take on an Underworld classic. Enjoy the ride:
Has it been two weeks already? Time for some fresh beats and grooves. So what can you expect in this 7th FNS? We start off with a big one, Solomun’s remix of Noir & Haze’s “Around”. Then some funky minimal by Genius Of Time and Sebo K. Disco-flavored techno by Carl Craig, Miss Kittin and Jan Driver will fit in nicely after that. Not to mention Todd Terje’s delicious Chic-edit. Some freaky tracks by Kroman Celik and Egbert to counterweight all those happy tunes. And finally we go a little deeper with Shinedoe, Agoria, James Ruskin and the hyped but not overhyped Nina Kraviz.
This sixth installment of the FNS starts with two killer tracks. The first is an epic Andhim remix of Theopilius London’s “Wine and Chocolates” and the second one a banger from Scuba’s latest. After this adrenalin rush we reach a plateau of deep minimal tracks by the likes of 2000 and One, Move D, Efdemin, Philip Bader, Minilogue and Mathew Johnson. After that it gets it little bit grittier with Sian, Perc and a Richie Hawtin classic. A recent edit of Tony Lionni’s “Precious” makes for a smooth comedown.
A while back I promised you a cooled down, chilled edition of the FNS. Well, here it is. You could even say it is more appropriate for a Sunday afternoon than a Friday night, but don’t let that put you off. This mix is filled with some great slow tracks (100-110 BPM), spanning three decades of electronic music history. From the latest minimal, to pioneers of electronica, to early-90′s acid, it’s all in there. The finale consists of a couple of my favorite ambient tracks. Fly awyay:
Get your whistles, acid pants and glowsticks out, because there is a lot of acid and rave in this one. That and some acid-inspired newer stuff and a couple of more straightforward techno tracks. The last track is a Dutch rave classic. Here we go:
End of the week, time for the third Friday Night Special. Another 45+ minute mix from your friends at LSD. We start off with some smooth minimal, mixed with classic Detroit, but about halfway the techno tchuk-tchuk train starts rolling, leaving no passengers behind. This one’s not for the faint-hearted. Some E Talk at the end to finish off with a smile.
The Friday Night Special is back. New mix, same recipe: a little bit of this and that, but hopefully quite yummy. In a few weeks you will be offered a cooled down, chilled treat. Tracklist after the jump…
A new year, new opportunities. In 2012 we will be expanding the music offering at LSD with our very own Friday Night Special mix!
Once every few fridays we will drop a fresh homemade mix right here. The musical flavors included will be familiar if you are a regular. Expect everything from the latest minimal tracks, to 80′s acid, to classic disco, to Berghain, to idm, to ambient, to Chicago, to whatever else we like. If we love it, we mix it. And we start off with an extra long (80 minutes!) mix. Enjoy: