What kind of Voodoo do you do?? I’m conjuring up some deep dark sexy tribal techno magic with this new VOODOO mix… Download/Stream it here!
I initially had the idea for this mix last June when I played a party called FuKR in Vancouver. It was my first time working with Joe, the promoter of this party, and the directive I got on the vibe and music was “deep, dark, and sexy.” That style is definitely in my comfort zone and I really wanted to have a great set and make a good impression, so I used it as an opportunity to push it further and be a bit more adventurous with my tracks.
There was a transition in my set where I mixed this amazing tribal progressive remix of Bedtime Stories from the 90s into a brand new dark, funky, robotic techno track I had just found. It’s one of those transitions where two wildly different tracks could not fit more perfectly together… I absolutely live for those moments. I knew there was something more there to explore, so I kept that idea in the back of my head. Over the course of the next 6 months, these two styles: deep tribal house and funky robo-techno would become pretty prevalent in my sets.
Much like Free Your Mind, this mix isn’t reflective of one particular set or party. I’ve played out some of these tracks at other parties I’ve played with Joe (particularly FuKR in September, and DILF in LA in December), along with a party I threw here in Seattle called Psychetronic with my buddy Kirk. Rather, it’s a journey that connects the dots between these two styles and has a really intense progression over the course of it’s runtime. The sexy, seductive, deep tribal house vibes slowly co-mingle with more and more robotic textures until suddenly you realize you’re bangin’ it out to some wicked techno. I typically use techno very sparingly in my live sets, but I’ve been wanting to try my hand at it in a recorded mix. I still feel the need to build up to it, and provide ample breaks in intensity, but I really love how the more techno back-half of this mix turned out.
The “storyline” of this mix is bit abstract to be honest, but a lot of things served as inspiration: the seductive and irresistible power of technology, smartphone addiction, the gay social media hive mind, chat apps, Blade Runner 2049 and the movie Her, Black Mirror, and the creeping feeling of dread that all of this rapidly advancing tech may be slowly turning you into a robot.
So this mix serves as a friendly reminder to hang on to all that makes us human. Let’s continue to gather in dark spaces and get half naked and dance to sexy tribal beats and express our sexuality in REAL LIFE before we all just become chat bot nodes in the hive mind posting nudes and poking each other for attention.
Oh wait…. :-/ LOL
Definition – Drums & Arps / Vox: Dave Seaman – Voodoo Disarray (And.ID Remix)
DJ T – Sense (Tale of Us Remix)
Danniel Selfmade – Akuabana
Denney & D. Ramirez – Afraid
Richy Ahmed – Kimalaya
Serge Devant – Confidence
Camelphat – Trip
Cozzy D – Heatwave
Anna – Haze Moon
T. Williams & James Jacob – The Hive
Martin Landsky – Treat Me Bad (Gorge Remix)
Guy J – Why Are You Here
John Tejada – Blitzar
Harry Romero – Mother Earth
Josh Wink – Synodic Period
Mind Against – Atlant
Dusky – Bowed
Umek – Presence of Devious
Oliver Huntemann – Rotlicht
Radio Slave – Children of the E (KiNK SP122 Mix)
DJ Deep – Surge (Steve Rachmad Remix)
Underworld – Dark and Long (Christian Smith Tronic Treatment Remix)
Noir – Bataille
Dusky – Infinite Libido
Josh Wink – Talking To You (Carl Cox Remix)
Gorge – Flashing (Jansens Remix)
DJ Deep, Roman Poncet, Adventice – Exsurgence (Percussive Mix)
Julian Jeweil – Answer
Phutek – Prodigious
Ramiro Lopez ft. Juliet Fox – Twisted (Pleasurekraft Remix)
Kiko & Citizen Kain – Morning Bliss
Madonna – Bedtime Stories (Deep Dish Remix)
Mandalay – Deep Love (Charlie May Remix)