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Aired 12/7/13 on PhillyNites Radio www.phillynitesradio.com. This was part 3 of the 3 part Sagittarius Sessions. I had a lot of fun with this one and turned out to be my favorite of the 3 mixes. This one has more of a club feel with the others being more deep house. Used samples liberally from songs not mentioned in the playlist and the A2 909 Kick Clap here and there. To me mixing is like jazz improv. If I remixed this same group of songs next week it may come out different. The research and prep is the longest part of the process. Deciding to add a sample here and there or a new track at the last minute makes it fun to create these tracks. Also I kept 3-4 decks working at the same time to add what I call those midas reTouches. : )
I want to thank my musical director, CMO (Chief Musical Officer), and owner of PhillyNites Sharon Benatti. Thank you Sharon for giving us a playground where we can play! Also want to thank Chris Fx for hooking me up on a couple of tracks. He always has an ear for HOT tracks and his contribution certainly made this set what it is! Lastly I want to thank those supporters of the Gold Room Sessions ™ by stopping by the chat room, listening on Tunein or Radio Loyalty, and retweeting on Twitter. Especially want to thank Rain Aruba, DJ Edizz, Chris Fx, Richard Lewis, Tony Wilson, Henya, and MaryAnne; the "Music Sounds Better with You" THANK YOU!
Promised my PhillyNites DJ family I'd post the playlist… since I do a lot of remixing the order may not be correct. Dedicated this first track to my DJ family DJ E Dizz & Chris Fx
M.U.S.I.C. (Atjazz remix) - Andre Zimma (midas MusicETC remix)
Percee Scan (Original Mix) - SCNTST
AdLibitum (Original Mix) - Last Magpie
Cookie Monster - Jamie Jones
Rhythm (Karizma's Kaytronik Wiv'em Remix) - Deetron, Ben Westbeech
On Point - GotSome
Rock The Disco (Original Mix) - Filthy Rich
I Can See - Konstantin Sibold Ben Westbeech Remix
FOREVER INST - EnaWadan
Hold It Down (Cause & Affect Remix) - Sonny Fodera, Amber Jolene
Gave All You Had (Salvatore Ag - P.M Project feat. Sabrina Chyld
Conga Sax (Pasta Boys Mix) - Ltj Xperience
~ midas reTouch
Acknowledgements: I want to Thank both Miss Luna (Ibiza Live Radio) and Sharon Benatti (PhillyNites Radio) for playing this Deep House set on Ibiza Live Radio 12-2-13.
Les quatres saisons (Slown' Down Mix)
Dear Friend (Loftsoul 2013 Remix)
That's The Way That I Love You (Brewed Souls Afro Gallaxy Mix)
Missing You (Groove Assassin Vocal )
Future Lights feat. Jinadu (Fred Everything Lazy Dub)
It's Your World (Deeper NY Club Mix)
Spin That Shhh! (Gauvain Remix)
Again (Giom Remix)
Deep Rising (More Epic Mix)
Around Thanksgiving weekend being around family and playing music growing up eventually there would be some old school jams on the radio. Me and the wife love the old school stuff but of course I can't always passively sit back and listen. I hear a song and think… I need to mix it or I know what I would want to hear next if I'm at a party. First song dedicated to my older sister "Fer Fer" who loved this song when we were in High School. Song after that always reminds me of college daze!!!
Aired November 23rd on www.phillynitesradio.com
Notes: Something different that the Thursday sets. Thursdays is about the artist and remixers. Exclusive Saturdays, I'm a little more adventurous and experimental. These mixes are generally fun to do. More House than Deep House. Usually have the controller working at 124 BPM plus.
Your Love/Dirty Son/Get My Mind Right - (Midas Retouched Mix)
U R In My System (Klub Vox Mix)
Somango (Original Mix)
Talking To My Drums (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Edit)
Samba Beats (Original)
So Sure (Original Mix)
Los Ninos (Oscar P Deep Afro Mix)
Me Voy Pa'la Rumba
The Atlantean (Master Of Mysteries mix)
Sick (Quentin Harris Re-Production)
Give Me Your Love (Tony Loreto Instrumental)
Thanks much to Sharon Benatti for hosting Exclusive Saturdays and the Gold Room Sessions ™ on Phillynites Radio!
Aired Nov 21st on www.phillynitesradio.com PhillyNites Radio
Genere: Deep House
Length: 1 Hour
This week featured artists…
*** Christi Mills - Spoken Deep (Original Mix) feat. Chris Eyia
Deep Suite - Good Night (Patrick Khuzwayo Remix)
S.Chu, Mila Falls/Houseriders - Oh My/Adelaide (Midas Retouched Mix)
Thulane Da Producer - Dancing In Space (Da Producer's Freeway Mix)
Jon Cutler, Raffa Scoccia - When It Rains Outside
Vick Lavender - Portuguese love (Sophisticado full demo V.L.E instrumental)
Live Your Life (Johnny Montana Remix)
Groove CarteLL feat.. Samantha Mogwe - You Got Me Singing (Spiritchaser Remix)
Much thanks to this week's special guest Christi Mills, Sharon Benatti (Who owns the joint), and the rest of the PhillyNites friends, family and supporters.
- midas reTouch
Aired Nov 14th 2013
Gold Room Sessions features some of the best artists producers and singers in House, Deep House and Afro House. This edition of the Gold Room Session features:
and a mix from G'Sparks Spilulu Mijimu
Aired: 10-5-13 on email@example.com
I had another mixed cued up and ready to go for the Exclusive Saturday set and was literally playing around with some tracks I had loaded in Traktor from earlier in the week. Ran across a few more then a few more and added some favorites. Next thing I knew I was scrambling to send the owner this new mix. So hot I couldn't wait another two weeks to release it.
3 decks spinning throughout most of the mix except where I wanted to feature certain songs. Had this rolling at 125 BPM for a higher energy mix. Carefully watched the volume with 3-4 decks "werk"ing at the same time.
Much thanks to Sharon Benatti for allowing me to do my 'thang' on Exclusive Saturdays. Much love to Matthew Yates of High Fidelity Records for supporting and coming in the chat room. Much Love to my Sis Erica a.k.a. E Dizz, Rain Aruba, Gee Velez, Richard Lewis, Yoan, DJ Jeanine, and all the supporters of PhillyNites Radio!!! Special thanks to Yuri K and Sarena Tyler for showing love this week as well as friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Had fun with this one!! Had even more fun listening to it with the PhillyNites Crew!!!! Treadmill tested and Stickman approved! ; )
This mix was featured on BasementSoul 4-19-13. I hadn't heard this in a while. This was my first mix of 2013. Re-posting for those who didn't catch it on BasementSoul. Thanks much BasementSoul for airing this one. Forgot how much fun mixing this one was! Loved doing this one for the ATL!!!
I had an opportunity recently to hang out with a good friend at the Marque here in Houston as a VIP member. The room is exactly what I imaged the Gold Room would be and is where my mixes would be played while relaxing. Music played there was pretty good but sadly it was not mixed. One song ended, pause, next song began. It started to annoy me (the pauses between songs) So of course I Shazam'd a 5-6 of songs and thought, I can work with this. I added a few more of my favorites and came up with this mix.
Spoiler alert the mix builds from a melodic beat/rhythm slowly to a more up beat tempo towards the end. I loved how this one turned out! (Selections, tempo change, and the music lends itself to some smooth transitions)
~ midas reTouch
This one was so smooth I had to re-recorded it with minimal drops.
This a tribute to some of the house music played at those clubs in the 80's. Growing up in Chicago during that time was a great time for house music. There were great DJ/Prod like Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Steve 'Silk' Hurley, Chip E. and Mr. Fingers spinning parties every weekend. This little project made me appreciate their work even more.
Every Saturday in Chicago we had WBMX and the Hotmix 5 playing a house music mix and everyone had a mix tape in their boom box. Songs played in this mix were songs you would only hear in the clubs. I will admit I enjoy listening to the older house music more than I do mixing it.
This mix is dedicated to some childhood friends of mine no longer with us to hear this mix: Tonya McClendon, 'Rickman' a.k.a. Anthony Von Rickman, Victor Falls, Yusef Asad and Andre Gay. Miss you guys.