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  • Lose That Phat

    7 fév. 2007, 10h59m

    January is that time of the year when we’re all bummed out having “enjoyed” the holiday period with a little over indulgence, put on a few extra pounds and running low on funds so there’s not much left to do than try to lose those pounds with some free exercise. Well, I felt I could help here and put together a great work out mix for all you fitness freaks to exercise to. I’m sure many of you have already given up after a few weeks but there’s nothing stopping you from just putting the mix on and enjoying some of the latest funky house.

    So here it is - it’s time to Lose That Phat.

    01. Pepper Mashay - Pray For Tomorrow (Central Avenues Main Mix)

    Let’s kick off the new year and a new mix with something a little slower. It’s still going to be moving along at about 128 bpm (nice and fast for all those trying to burn energy) but we’ll break you in slowly with some mellow vocals from Pepper Mashay, accompanied with the familiar funky sounds we’re all used to by now.

    02. Muzzaik pres URH ft Zaida - Work It (Original)

    This track has been around for a while now but Muzzaik are going for yet another release in 2007, hoping to leave a bit more of a mark on the house scene. Still quite mellow and cheerful but enough beat to keep you moving.

    03. Tyken ft Awa - Every Word (Tykens Saltholmen Mix) [Housexy]

    Released under the evergrowing Housexy label in December, Tyken have been building up a bit of a following around the DJ scene. The original mix is a little dirtier as is Dave Spoon’s donation but it was this remix that caught my attention with its funkier sounds. Keep up at the back…

    04. Ben Macklin ft Tiger Lily - Feel Together (Vocal Mix)

    We’re going to pick the pace up a little now with this belter from Ben Macklin. Accompanied by vocalist Tiger Lily, Feel Together has gained quite a following already out in clubland as well as on radio playlists and its no surprising. All the typical ingredients for a Phat and funky tune are in there - catchy vocals, hooks, basslines and synths make this One Phat Favourite. You should be building up quite a pace now…

    05. Dannii Minogue - He’s The Greatest Dancer (LMC Extended)

    OK, its a bit camp and the production isn’t up to Dannii’s typical quality but you’ve got to give this track a go. Covering the classic disco track by Sister Sledge, Dannii does what she does best and added some harder beats and some sex appeal to a classic dance track. Try not to sing along - it’s harder than you think!

    06. Junior Jack - Dare (Stupid Disco) (Club Mix)

    Originally released back in 2003, Stupidisco gained anthem status quickly and easily thanks to the huge club sounds. Now back with some added vocals from Shena (the singer from Michael Gray’s “Weekend”) covering the Pointer Sisters’ “Dare Me”, this track works really well for me even if it just seems like JJ’s cashing in. Lots of big club sounds for you to dance/work out to.

    07. Houzecrushers - Touch Me (Vocal Club Mix)

    Covering the 1995 smash Son of a Gun by JX, the Houzecrushers have taken away the dark clubby sound of the original and made it into a completely different tune. This time, its back with a whole load of fresh and funky sounds, bouncy bass lines and enough synths to keep you going on that dance/workout.

    08. Kingpinz ft Antonia Lucas - Need You Tonight (Groovecutter Remix)

    I’ve had this track in my stash for a few months now, constantly making an appearance in my daily playlist so it seemed only right to let the rest of you get a taste of what I think will be a huge track this year. While the original mix is good enough before any tweaks, this Groovecutter remix seems much more appropriate as I built you up into a filthy sweat. Lots of bouncy basslines and catchy hooks should keep you going as we head into the hour mark.

    09. Freemasons - Rain Down Love (2006 Club)

    I played the original version of Rain Down Love back in November 2006, just to give you a taste of what our Brighton Boys have been getting up to in the studio lately. You’ll be glad to hear that there is much more to offer now as they released a remixed version of Rain Down Love and their debut album in the space of a week. This is the radio remix of Rain Down Love all in the typical sound that we are familiar with the Freemasons - catchy lyrics and funky instrumentals.

    10. Dennis Christopher vs Whitney Houston - It’s Not Right (Big Room Vocal Mix)

    As if Dennis Christopher can’t get enough of the charts, this time he’s taken hold of the 1999 Whitney Houston track “its not right, but its ok” and remixed it to his tastes. To be fair, this has got a very distinctive sound that works for me. Dennis has dropped a great loop that would be perfect in a gym (although I can’t see it working too well in the clubs). Keep it up though Dennis - I’m sure there’s more to come…

    11. RK - Dont Need You (Club Mix)

    As we approach the climax of the mix, its time for something a little more intense, introducing something a bit more dubby. Plenty of disco sounds to keep you going and a sample that will keep going around your head all day. Come on, we’re nearly there now!

    12. Liquid People pres Da Peepz - Ice Cream Parlour (Original)

    Liquid People (aka Dan Smith & Conan Manchester) have been producing for over five years now and it was this track back in 2005 that caught my attention with its beautiful disco sounds and easy going beats. It’s not exactly peak time but I love this track. I hadn’t heard it for about a year but found it among all my other classics last month and thought it would be a nice idea to bring it back for all you listeners out there. I present to you January’s One Phat Tune.

    13. Simmonds & Christopher ft Class Action - Weekend (Dennis Christopher Silicon Mix)

    Oh, look who it is. Accompanied by his partner in crime Mark Simmonds, Dennis has put their own classic tune through his filters and come up trumps with yet another BIG tune. This is definitely a club track with a bit more of a darker sound but perfect to finish you off after an hour and ten minutes of working out. This is One Phat Classic.

    Downloads

    * Lose That Phat (Podcast)
    * Lose That Phat (Enhanced)
    * Lose That Phat CD cover

    As always, I love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, send me an email, give me a ring if you want - all the details are on my contact pagep. All your comments are what keep me going and the only reason I keep podcasting every month. I don’t make any money from it - its purely for everyone else to enjoy. So let me know what you think, where you’re listening to the One Phat DJ podcast, send me some pics of you listening to the mixes. I’ll put the best ones online for everyone else to enjoy.
  • Dancing Divas

    4 oct. 2006, 15h00m

    Another month has passed by with numerous new house tracks getting released. You can guess what that means then can't you? Just in time for pay day weekend, I introduce to you Episode 17 of the One Phat DJ podcast... Dancing Divas.



    While I tend to play a lot of vocal and disco house in the One Phat DJ podcast, this month took on a few more remixes compared to normal of so-called US "divas" in the shape of Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Chanel and Christina Aguelira. I was thinking of calling the mix "Phat Goes Pop" but the tunes aren't particularly poppy per se, more funky house. Besides which, it didn't put the rest of the artists in the best light. Regardless, the general sound of the mix is in the same style as I normally go for so, for all those hardcore fans out there, don't worry. It's still funky baby!

    Here we go...

    1. Hush Boy (Soul Seekerz Mix)

    We're kicking off this months mix with the latest offering from those two Jaxx boys Felix and Simon. Teaming up with Vula Malinga yet again (first time being "Oh My Gosh"), the typical British sound comes through really well in her accent and lingo. Whack in a strong beat, plenty of instruments, a catchy rap towards the end and you've got yet another stomping Jaxx track to add to the archives. Keep it up boys!

    2. Keep on Tryin (Hott 22 Remix)

    Next up, the Parisian Antoine Clamaran teams up with Emilie Chick for this really funky number. A very catchy tune with good sing-along vocals and your typical French house bass line. There are plenty of different remixes around of this track but it was Hot 22's remix that had me hooked.

    3. Drama

    I can't really give you much information on this guy, mainly down to the fact there isn't much. Anyhow, we keep on a funky vibe with yet another disco/vocal house number. More bouncy bass lines, more catchy lyrics, more synth loops.

    4. Deja Vu (Freemasons Club Mix)

    Kicking off the first of our Dancing Divas session is the ever-so-lovely Beyonce. Deja Vu first emerged in the charts in her native R&B style but got a re-release thanks to a remix from our producers of the year, Freemasons. As you'd come to expect, plenty of remixing is going on with this track but with the vocal talents of Mrs Jay-Z accompanying their sound, this is bound to be a belter. Love it!

    5. My Life (Grant Nelson Neo Funk (Edited))

    Second up in the Dancing Divas collection is another re-release. Chanel's melodic vocal talents were out in time for Christmas last year but didn't do so well. With plenty of support around the club scene and housey lounge bars, it was inevitably prone to a re-release. Good ol' Grant Nelson injects more of his synths into this remix which gets my vote.

    6. Be Without You (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)

    For some reason, this track slipped under my radar when it came out last Christmas. I couldn't have our Mary getting the Moto Blanco treatment and not give it the exposure it truly deserves so here it is in all its glory. Awesome bass lines, synths and Blige's powerful voice combine to make a fantastic Dancing Diva remix.

    7. Lucy

    I first heard this track on Fierce Angel's Es Vive Ibiza mixed compilation and was in love with it straight away. Do you remember Supermen Lovers from 2001 with "Starlight"? Same guys. Same producer, same vocalist (Mani Hoffman) and same quality French house.

    8. Ain't No Other Man (Amokk's Club Anthem)

    To be honest, I think the original version of Christina's comeback tune is probably the best version. It breaks all the moulds of your typical pop track and oozes style with that big band sound. By the by, I'm a funky house DJ and just had to drop a remix of it into the podcast. Instead of playing one of the obvious (and official) remixes by the Shapeshifters, I got sent this funky bootleg that just lifts the mix to a real bouncy, clubbing state.

    9. Rise Up (Grant Nelsons Big Room Mix)

    Mr Nelson returns with yet another BIG remix of a track that I've been loving all year. I originally played Rise Up in Going To Miami way back in February but there were a few re-releases of the track on 3 Beat Digital so I grabbed this (and the 7th Heaven Remix) and bunged it in the mix. Expect big vocals, big sounds - just a big tune in general!

    10. Sex Shooter (Club Mix)

    We're going a little dirty electro now (I know DJ Cruze will appreciate it!). When I heard this track, something about it grabbed me. Whether it was the catchy (if a little cheesy) lyrics, the bass line or the catchy beat I don't know. It just works for me. Let me know what you think.

    11. The DJ's Got a Gun (Original Mix)

    Again, more dirty electro this time with something that sounds particularly British but is actually 50% German too. Robots in Disguise are Dee Plume and Sue Denim and have a very distinctive sound. I love the simplicity of this tune even though it gets quite busy around the chorus. Catchy lyrics (including the annoying "ooh ooh") with a strong bass line and drum loop. It's my wild card track of the month so don't hate me for it!

    12. That's How Good Your Love Is
    One Phat Tune

    Time to delve into the past now with one of my all time favourite tracks. We're going back to August 2002 for this one, back when Defected were churning out loads of funky house tunes what seemed live every week. Old favourite Jocelyn Brown supplies the vocals on this tune, accompanied by a good set of strings, brass, bass and beats (the normal winning formula in my opinion).

    13. Bad Habit
    One Phat Classic
    Now we're talking! Rarely a mix set didn't go by during my uni years back in 2000 when I didn't drop this belter, normally sitting next to the likes of Black Legend. From Aydin Hasirci, aka Aydin The Funki Chile (ATFC) with vocals by another One Phat DJ favourite, Lisa Millet, you can't deny this tune the Classic status I'm giving it. Turn it up loud!

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    All the normal stuff is there as per usual: the podcast automagically downloads the lower quality version, you can download the enhanced high quality mix direct and there's a CD cover and CUE file for you to use should you wish.

    As always, let me know what you think, where you're playing the mix, if you want to hire me! All the tracks are available to download legally (just do a Google Search for each one) so support the artists and go spend your pocket money on the tracks you like. They're only a quid each (on average) - much cheaper than buying CDs and vinyl!

    Before I sign off, One Phat DJ has also got some news coming soon. Hopefully, all will be revealed in the next week or so. Let's just say I'm branching out…
  • With A Twist

    24 août 2006, 23h22m

    Time to turn your speakers up! One Phat DJ is back with you yet again with another collection of funky house tunes for you to getting dancing to, singing along to – whatever takes your fancy.

    This month is taking a bit more of a twisted vibe with some more clubby tracks than normal. Never fear – its still full of funk and should keep you going for the full hour and a quarter whether you’re playing at a party or warming up for a night out. I’ve put this mix together for an upcoming party (it’ll give me an hours break) so let me know what you’re doing with your copy.

    Commence tracklistings...

    1. Teamsters – Feels Like Love (Vocal Extended)

    We kick off the mix with a tune with plenty of strings and a catchy sing-a-long chorus from the Danish boys also known as Morjac. With support from (who have a history for backing HUGE summer tracks), be on the look out for these guys over the coming months.

    2. Michael Gray – [track]Borderline[/track] (Vocal Club Mix)

    Everywhere you turn at the moment you’ll be hearing this belter from one half of the mighty Full Intention. There are plenty of remixes going around at the mo from the likes of Dennis Christopher but its the full vocal version that does it for me every time. Michael and Jon (Pearn) have a nack for making true house classics with really catchy hooks – this is no different. Good stuff lads!

    3. Gina G – Tonight’s The Night (Extended Mix)

    Who’d have thought it…? Gina G in a One Phat DJ mix! I was surprised at how much I liked this track when I heard it. It’s got a proper cheesy disco sound to it but that bassline is pure. Forget about that tragic 1995 Eurovision entry – our Gina seems to have gathered it together and put together a funky number that should get you going for your night out.

    4. Emelee – Head Over Heels (Georgie Porgie Remix)

    I was sent some promo remixes last week by this upcoming young artist from the US who seems to be gathering storm at the moment. There were some pretty funky remixes of the track but it was the regular OPDJ artist Georgie Porgie who funked it up the most and made it into the monthly mix. Keep an eye out for this one – she’s got some potential and if she continues with the remixes, we could be seeing a lot more of lil’ Emelee.

    5. Soul Corporation – Let’s Get Together (Club Mix)

    Some more disco style funkiness with a bit of a clubby feel this time. Soul Corporation are Errol “Deekai” Lafleur & Mark “MacMark” Neuwenhuijzen, also known as Vinyl Freakz who have been on the remix circuit for quite a few years now. If they continue churning out tracks like this, they could be around for quite a while longer.

    6. Diddy – The Reason (Diddy’s Megawoof Club Mix)

    I’ve not really got much information on this guy I’m afraid but all I know is its not that Diddy. This is one of those big disco tracks that has great build ups and your typical piano house sound. Plenty going on in this track and some great catchy lyrics gives this track that X-factor. If you’re out there Diddy, get in contact and let us know more about yourself.

    7. David Panda – Stepping Out (Party With Angels) (Carl Ryden Club Mix)

    More male vocals from another awesome vocalist, this time from Denmark. David Panda has been creating funky house tracks for a while now but this track looks to throw him into the limelight with support from StoneBridge, Axwell and Seamus Haji thanks to a great synthy remix from Carl Ryden.

    8. Mario Held ft Sibylle – Everybody Dance Now (G-Club Remix)

    This is my wildcard track for the month. Some might think its a bit cheesy or not to the typical style I mix but I’m going with it anyway. This is a remix of the classic C&C Music Factory tune “[track]Gonna Make You Sweat[/track]” with added bassline and scratching. Its a bit of dirty remix but should get you singing along (everyone should know the words by now!)

    9. David Guetta vs The Egg – Love Dont Let Me Go (Walking Away) (Joachim Garraud David Guetta’s F___ Me I’m Famous Mix)

    You can’t fail to miss this track at the moment. It started out as the backing track to an ice-skating Peugot Citroen but when David Guetta got his hands on it, he mixed in the vocals from his own “[track]Love Don’t Let Me Go[/track]” and a match was made in heaven. It almost hit the No 1 spot in the UK charts last week but there wasn’t enough support. You know what to do – go... buy... it!

    10. Chris Lake vs Kings of Tomorrow – Finally Changes (Nappa’s Retouch Bootleg)

    Chris Lake’s “Changes” has been a massive hit around the clubs for most of this year and there was no denying its anthem status. The only reason I haven’t played it was because it wasn’t really “funky” house but when I got sent this cheeky bootleg that mashed it up with Kings of Tomorrow’s “Finally”, I had to put it in the podcast. Again, another mashup that works a treat for me. I’m sure it’ll get most of you singing along.

    11. Til West & DJ Delicious – Same Man (Original Mix)

    Another track that has been getting a fair bit of air play in the UK, this track seemed to fit into the podcast really well now I was venturing into Twisted territory. It’s got a very 80s feel to this track but I don’t mean in that 80s remix vein. It could be the Blondie-esque vocals, it could be keyboard loops – whatever it is, it makes a quality dance track!

    12. Inaya Day – Hold Your Head Up High (Soul Avengerz Remix)

    Not a month goes by when I don’t play a bit of Inaya Day. She always managed to creep into my Mediamonkey playlist, whether its something recent or a remix of a classic. This is another remix from those funky London boys, Soul Avengerz. A very heavy guitar riff really tears this classic up so it had to be this months One Phat Tune.

    13. Loveland ft Rachel McFarlane – Let The Music Lift You Up (Full-on Vocal Mix)

    We’re going back 12 years now to 1994! Rachel McFarlane is a born and bred British soul artist hailing from Manchester. She recorded this track back when funky house was just starting to make a mark on the industry and gave Loveland their first Top 40 hit. She continued recording with them and knocked up 4 hit releases. If you’re into your classic piano house, this is for you. Turn it up! This is One Phat Classic!

    Downloads should automagically happen if you’re subscribed to the One Phat DJ podcast but you can also download the Enhanced (higher quality) version directly if you fancy. There is also a CUE file for you to use if you want to burn it on to CD and have the tracks all marked up for you to skip through easier (if you really have to) and a 300dpi cover to print out if you’re that way inclined. (I am good to you aren’t I? You get the whole package with One Phat DJ!)

    As usual, let me know what you think. Leave a comment or email me at onephatdj [at] simonjobling [dot] com - either works for me.

    Just to let you know, there is a One Phat DJ website in development at the moment and I will be announcing that when its good and ready. Until then, just keep downloading, listening, dancing and messaging me.
  • Vocal Excursion

    15 mai 2006, 10h41m

    The sun is starting to make an appearance. The festivals are commencing. More importantly, good music is getting played wherever you turn. Summer is nearly with us people and that means only one thing - big dance tracks that need mixing together! Your resident DJ One Phat DJ has taken it upon himself to bring together some of the biggest tracks you'll hear this Summer and mix them for you beautiful people.

    If that intro hasn't whet your appetite then nothing will. If you are well and truly gasping for your next dose of funky house then look no further - Vocal Excursion is here and ready to blast out your speakers and/or earphones. Here's what I've got for your listening pleasure this month...

    1. Solu Music ft Kimblee - Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Vocal Mix - Wez Clarke Re-Edit)

    This track has been around for what seems an age, appearing on most Hed Kandi releases for at least 2 years. With yet another release due this Summer, Grant Nelson has injected some funky piano and strings into this remix which gets my vote for the Summer. One to watch!

    2. Dennis Christopher - Soulshakin' (Dennis Christopher Club Mix)

    A funky little number with some vocals that I recognise - can't put my finger on it though. Any suggestions welcome!

    3. Soul Avengerz - Make My Body Rock (Club Mix)

    The Soul Avengerz have been releasing productions non-stop over the last year or so and this one lives up to their usual high standard. Fewer vocals than the rest of the tracks in this mix but still got an awesome bassline.

    4. Rhianna - S.O.S. (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)

    I can't say I'm a huge fan of this Dance Hall artist but Moto Blanco has done a fine remix of this track that should swing any house music lover into the Carribbean and give in to some commercialism. Good track and worth turning up for a sing-a-long (if you know the words!)

    5. Mark Morrison ft DMX - Innocent Man (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)

    Yet another "Return of the Mack", this time thanks to another remix from the DJ known as Moto Blanco. (Sound familiar?) Some more funky basslines and synth loops make this track worthy of some One Phat DJ airtime.

    6. Candi Williams ft Simpson Horns - I Got The Music In Me

    More diva funkiness which has made it on to the Hed Kandi Disco Heaven compilation.

    7. Soul Avengerz - Sing (Bobbly Blanco Mix)

    I just can't get enough of these guys. Another fine production from the London boys with what has potential to be a huge Summer anthem. Keep pestering your local DJs for this track when you're out!

    8. C-Mos feat Kathy Brown - Turn Me One Million Ways (Nizzero Whitelabel Mix)

    I was sent this awesome white label mashup of C-MOS's cracking instrumental accompanied by the classic vocal talent of Ms Kathy Brown. Come on - you all know the words...

    9. Bob Sinclar ft Steve Edwards - World Hold On (Children Of The Sky) (Club Mix)

    Some of you may hate it and others might be getting irritated by the whistling from this French DJ but you can't deny this track is going to be big this year, if not bigger than last year's Love Generation. "World - Hold On!"

    10. DJ Cruze presents The Funkfinders - Cease!

    A good DJ friend from Manchester sent me this track last month but I didn't have time to fit it in the mix. This is his first official production but after DJing around the world for over 10 years, he certainly knows what makes a good track and this is a fantastic debut from someone with a good future. Let him know what you think (and while you're at it, check out his podcast!)

    11. Georgie Porgie - Life Goes On (GT-Express Vinyl Soul Mix) (One Phat Tune)

    This was one of the first records I ever bought back in 1998 and have kept it in my record box ever since. Catchy lyrics from an awesome male vocalist who is still going strong with new releases lately. LOVE IT!

    12. Barbara Tucker - Stop Playing With My Mind (Full Intention Mix) (One Phat Classic)

    One of my all-time favourite songs ever! Babs Tucker rekindled her spark last year when she co-wrote one of the biggest tracks of the year "Most Precious Love" with Blaze but this is one of the tracks that launched her career back in the late 90s. Pure class!

    If you haven't done so yet, go download Vocal Excursion right now (what are you waiting for?). The podcast should automatically download the lower quality version (96kbps) to speed up the process whereas you can get the high quality 192kbps version direct from Funky House Tunes.

    As ever, I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think of the mix, the tracks, where you play it... whatever. It's amazing to think that people from all around the globe are downloading and listening to my mixes every month (its averaging at about 700 downloads a day!) but thats what house music is all about - the love for good music!

    Until next month, enjoy the mix.

    Update

    I've had to move the mixes to a different host due to the high demand. My mixes were demanding 20GB of traffic per day and crippling the host as that was the daily allowance. You shouldn't have any problems accessing the mixes now but if you do, please let me know.