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Neil Corcoran (Tantric Dex)
http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
Category: Music
Location: Cork
A selection of various mixes in various styles. Updated Weekly

"A DJ that displays a wealth of talent & versatility" Muzik Magazine (UK)

"Serves up some seriously funky sounds" (Mark McAvoy, Cluas.com)

“Irelands fun ...more
A selection of various mixes in various styles. Updated Weekly

"A DJ that displays a wealth of talent & versatility" Muzik Magazine (UK)

"Serves up some seriously funky sounds" (Mark McAvoy, Cluas.com)

“Irelands funkiest export” 3D World Magazine (Australia)

I've been a DJ for over 20 years in that time I've held residencies in The U.S., Australia and all over Ireland. I've also released music under the name 'Tantric Dex'

Past Support slots :Soulwax/2 Many DJ's, Fatboyslim, Groove Armada, Kerri Chandler, Buena Vista Social Club, Crazy P, Grandmaster Flash, Leeroy (X-Prodigy)Defected in the House, Dr.Bob Jones, PNAU, Tom Middleton, Justin Robertson, Plump DJ's, Sebastien Leger, Jamie Lidell, Norman Jay, Jose Padillia, Timo Maas, Boo Williams, Electric Picnic festival, Airbound Festival, Indiependence Festival & a host of others.

http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
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December 30, 2017 06:05 PM PST

An abundance of good music released over the course of this year, many firm favourites from across the board, so many, in fact, that I've decided to split this episode into two parts. It was an impossible feat trying to get everything in to one 3 hour mix and I didn't have the heart to cut any of these gems.

Here's the first batch, of the best of what 2017 had to offer on a more down-tempo tip, with the second part to follow next week.

I've moved the lounge for this one...

I've also re-loaded 2016 and 2015's selections If you missed them first time around, or you fancy taking them for another spin.
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/tantricdex/episodes/2016-12-29T18_09_15-08_00

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/tantricdex/episodes/2015-12-30T01_54_58-08_00

Thanks for taking the time to pop by these past 12 months.

Merry New Year, Best Wishes for 2018

Kind regards,

Neil

Here's a link to my new Podcast page http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
You'll still be able to get my Podcast from tantricdex.podomatic.com as well. Subscribers won't be affected.

If you like this episode then why not follow and hit the heart button (Click the underlined title)

You can also listen/download via the Podomatic app, On Google Play, Apple Podcasts, iTunes and Apple TV search-Neil Corcoran and search- Tantric Dex on Xbox/ Xbox One via the TuneIn app. Now available on Deezer, Stitcher, Acast, Podcast Addict, Pocketcast and Podcasts.com too.

00:00 Superorganism- something for your M.I.N.D.
02:39 Henry Wu- just negotiate (Kaidi Tatham remix)
09:14 Gabriel Garzón-Montano- sour mango (Seven Davis Jr remix)
13:57 Hollie Cook- angel fire
17:53 Son of Sam/Soundsci/Mr. Thing- put it on ya
21:59 Moonchild- cure
25:08 Tyler The Creator/Frank Ocean- 911
27:33 Jeb Loy Nichols- never too much
30:57 The Weeknd/Daft Punk- I feel it coming (Neil Corcoran edit)
36:04 Dreamcast/SASAC- liquid deep
39:50 ALASKALASKA- a girl like you
43:26 Stanton Moore/Trombone Shorty/C. Neville- here come the girls
47:23 The Go! Team- semicircle song
50:48 Mr. Jukes/Charles Bradley- grant green
54:10 Leroy Hutson- positive forces
57:44 Los Charly's Orchestra/Omar- history
01:01:27 NAO- we don't give a...
01:04:40 The Killers- the man
01:08:42 Anderson .Paak- come down (SLY Melba edit)
01:12:56 Little Dragon- sweet
01:16:02 Rhye- summer days (Roosevelt remix)
01:19:12 De La Soul- pain (Rhythm scholar remix)
01:25:14 GL- destiny
01:29:36 Tove Lo- disco tits
01:33:06 Beck- up all night
01:36:00 Tom Misch- south of the river
01:39:24 Mura Masa/Bonzai- nuggets
01:42:35 Aeroplane/Tawatha Agee- love on hold
01:46:12 Dua Lipa- new rules (Neil Corcoran edit)
01:50:54 Crackazat- coffee time
01:56:30 Polo & Pan- dorothy
02:01:25 Fatnotronic- margarida
02:05:16 Jamiroquai- cloud 9
02:08:45 The Allergies/Andy Cooper- main event
02:12:06 Amadou & Mariam- bofou safou
02:15:13 Mount Kimbie/Micachu- marilyn
02:19:06 Electric Guest- zero
02:21:59 Franc Moody- dopamine
02:25:38 Lord Echo/Mara TK- just do you
02:31:53 Goldie- castaway
02:36:17 The xx- dangerous
02:40:23 Ibibio Sound Machine- give me a reason
02:44:15 Juana Molina-cosoco
02:49:07 The Hempolics- boss clock me style
02:52:40 Sudan Archives- come meh way
02:55:04 Témé Tan- Ça Va Pas La Tête?
02:57:57 Sinkane- favourite song
03:02:35 MALKA- breakout
03:06:09 Portugal. The man- feel it still
03:08:45 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- holy mountain

December 21, 2017 04:13 PM PST

Here's a selection of my favourite dance-floor delights from these past 12 months.

I've also re-loaded 2016:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/tantricdex/episodes/2016-12-17T17_34_01-08_00

and 2015's edition:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/tantricdex/episodes/2015-12-14T07_25_41-08_00

Who knows; you might be having a party and you can stick those on and ain't nothing wrong, if that's a party for one. Enjoy the silly season, whatever shape it takes. And remember it's a marathon not a sprint! Thanks, as always, for listening. Merry Christmas /Happy Holidays etc

Here's a link to my new Podcast page http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
You'll still be able to get my Podcast from tantricdex.podomatic.com as well. Subscribers won't be affected.

If you like this episode then why not follow and hit the heart button (Click the underlined title)

You can also listen/download via the Podomatic app, On Google Play, Apple Podcasts, iTunes and Apple TV search-Neil Corcoran and search- Tantric Dex on Xbox/ Xbox One via the TuneIn app. Now available on Deezer, Stitcher, Acast, Podcast Addict, Pocketcast and Podcasts.com too.

00:00 Jain- Makeba
03:17 Folamour- home beyond the clouds
09:55 Joe Goddard/Daniel Wilson- home (Eric Kupper remix)
17:16 Karizma/Marcel Vogel- work it out
21:27 Phyllis Hyman- you know how to love me (Joey Negro remix)
31:07 Saint Etienne- dive (Greg Wilson/Derek Kaye remix)
38:35 Jens Lekman- what's that perfume that you wear?
41:46 Freeform Five/Ali Love- throwing stones
48:10 Sean Miller- solstice (Claudio Coccoluto remix)
53:22 Tuff City Kids- tell me (Tensnake remix)
59:30 Gerd Janson/Shan- surrender
01:06:04 Luke Solomon/Queen Rose/Amy Douglas- light you up
01:11:47 Aroop Roy- we together
01:17:30 Klement Bonelli/Martin Wilson- why can't we live together
01:25:50 Flume/Beck- tiny cities (Lindström/Prins Thomas remix)
01:35:54 Miguel Migs- broken barriers
01:41:44 Rhemi/Anna-Marie Johnson- live life free
01:48:02 Tee Mango- this is where I'll stay (with U)
01:53:14 KiNK- Perth
01:58:23 Hifi Sean/Crystal Waters- testify
02:01:35 Gorillaz- andromeda (Purple Disco Machine remix)
02:06:45 Yuksek- can't stop (edit)
02:11:27 Route 94- mind, body & soul (Joe Claussell remix)
02:22:40 Pastaboys/Osunlade- deep musique (Rampa remix)
02:30:05 Mall Grab- pool party music
02:35:43 Marquis Hawkes- the basement is burning
02:43:51 Orange Tree Edits- back to kingston (Mix & Fairbanks edit)
02:51:03 The Black Madonna- he is the voice I hear

December 11, 2017 01:40 PM PST

Side 2
http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/articles

Thanks for listening.

00:00 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds- Wednesday part 1
01:54 Self Esteem- your wife
04:54 Denitia- waiting
09:03 Human Pyramids- crackle pop
12:53 Sleigh Bells- rainmaker
16:34 Maggie Rogers- dog years
20:38 ALASKALASKA- familiar ways
25:00 Tame Impala- list of people to try and forget about
28:57 MGMT- little dark age
33:53 Smerz- have fun
36:33 Matthew Dear/ Tegan and Sara- bad ones
40:16 Charlotte Gainsbourg- deadly valentine (Soulwax remix)
47:47 Joesph J. Jones- crawl (Gerd Janson remix)
51:15 Roosevelt- moving on (Joe Goddard remix)
57:29 Jane Weaver- the architect
01:00:36 Jori Hulkkonen- tintan terdel
01:06:25 Justin Robertson's Deadstock 33's- numerical discord swap
01:12:28 Sam Gellaitry- acres
01:15:48 Martin Glass- okinawa fantasia
01:16:47 Gulp- morning velvet sky (Richard Norris remix)
01:24:39 Speakman/Sharky- sound in flight
01:27:06 Yotto- edge of affection
01:32:15 DJ Heure- some time still
01:38:21 Burial- rodent
01:42:23 George FitzGerald- burns
01:46:06 The Horrors- something to remember me by
01:52:11 Rae Morris- do it (Icarus remix)
01:58:43 Kiasmos- blurred
02:02:43 Chaos in The CBD/Isaac Aesili- global erosion
02:09:51 Petite Biscuit- sunset lover (Clarian remix)
02:15:24 Orbital- Copenhagen
02:20:39 Hercules and Love Affair/Sharon Von Etten- omnion
02:24:55 Pacific Coliseum- ocean city
02:30:30 BICEP- vale
02:34:44 UNKLE/Liela Moss- sunrise (always comes around)
02:39:58 Escapism Refuge/Charli Brix- fly away
02:43:37 Max Richter- orlando, modular astronomy
02:46:51 Skott- glitter and goss
02:50:14 Gemini Rising- sunrise boulevard
02:53:17 Temples- certainty
02:56:58 Pixx- waterslides
03:00:47 Gorillaz- sleeping powder

December 02, 2017 04:09 PM PST

Side 2
http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/articles

Thanks for listening!

00:00 Autograf- future sauce
03:42 Rey & Kjavik- ulima
11:11 Cult of Glamour- make it right (Andrew Weatherall remix)
18:57 Private Agenda- texture
23:55 Field of Dreams- pourquoi (Pete Herbert remix)
29:57 David Bowie- let's dance (VVerses edit)
37:13 Moby- porcelain (Timo Maas/James Teej dub)
46:00 Jakobin & Domino- reading you
53:21 Jordan Rakei- nerve (Ross from Friends remix)
58:38 Hammer- love somebody
01:05:40 Beth Ditto- fire (Disciples remix)
01:10:31 Project Pablo- closer
01:17:20 Sade- I never thought I'd see the day (Quasar edit)
01:23:23 DJ Merlon/Black Coffee- reflections (Enoo Napa remix)
01:29:22 Yaeji- new york 93 (Baba Stiltz remix)
01:34:34 Klement Bonelli- henry's way
01:41:37 Terron Darby/Monday Michiru- moments (Main Vocal mix)
01:47:22 Aly-Us follow me (Erik Hagleton rework)
01:52:47 Alba- walk to 159
01:58:58 Kyodai- weekend
02:06:21 London Grammar- hell to the liars (Kölsch remix)
02:18:12 Age of Love- the age of love (Solomun remix)
02:25:38 Oeil Cube- disk two
02:31:47 Carl Cox/Nile Rodgers- beat the track
02:37:37 Formation- pleasure (Mall Grab remix)
02:42:54 Chaos in The CBD- subterranean storm
02:50:05 Brian Reitzell/Debbie Harry/Shirley Manson- Teharn 1979
02:53:51 Finn- sometimes the going gets a little tough

November 22, 2017 07:12 AM PST

Side 2
http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/articles

Here's a link to my new Podcast page http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
You'll still be able to get my Podcast from tantricdex.podomatic.com as well. Subscribers won't be affected.

Thanks for listening! If you like this episode then why not follow and hit the heart button (Click the underlined title)

There's also a Facebook 'like' option to the right and you could also follow me on 'Instagram' if you're inclined https://instagram.com/neilcorcoran/

You can also listen/download via the Podomatic app, On Google Play, Apple Podcasts, iTunes and Apple TV search-Neil Corcoran and search- Tantric Dex on Xbox/ Xbox One via the TuneIn app. Now available on Deezer, Stitcher, Acast, Pocketcast and Podcasts.com too.

00:00 Amp Fiddler/J Dilla/T3/Neco Redd- return of the ghetto fly
03:35 Krafty Kuts/Chali 2na- hands high
06:20 L'Orange- look around
09:30 Steve Lacy- dark red
12:15 Curtis Harding- need my baby
15:14 Princess Nokia- ABC's of New York
18:10 Wu-Tang Clan- people say
22:25 Insight The Truncator- never off
26:46 Bastien Keb- pick up
30:02 DJ Vadim/Blackstone/Aima The Dreamer- that's not me
33:10 Son of Sam- put it on ya
37:30 Washed Out- I've been daydreaming my entire life
39:19 dvsn- hallucinations
43:03 El Michels Affair/Lee Fields/The Shacks- tearz
45:20 DJ Format- behind the scenes
48:44 The Herbaliser/What What- the blend
53:09 The Jet Age of Tomorrow- 1 a.m.
56:02 Little Dragon/Faith Evans- peace of mind
59:40 Kelela- LMK
01:03:04 Kari Faux- facetious
01:05:25 Raf Rundell- every morning
01:09:00 Motez/Antony Cleopatra- the future
01:12:27 Ibeyi- I wanna be like you
01:14:53 Giraffage/Angelica Bess- green tea
01:19:09 AyOwA- fri
01:23:05 ABRA- no chill
01:28:30 Nick Murphy/Kaytranada- your time
01:32:21 Moonchild- winter breeze
01:36:10 Shabazz Palaces- 30 clip extension
01:40:10 Nilüfer Yanya- baby luv
01:43:32 Cid Rim- swnerve
01:47:21 Henry Wu- just negotiate (Kaidi Tatham remix)
01:53:56 SZA- drew barrymore
01:57:30 Nightmares on Wax- citizen kane
02:01:56 Rhi- cherry glow
02:04:54 Zilla- the sleepwalker
02:08:33 Rapsody/Kendrick Lamar/Lance Skiiiwalker- power
02:13:43 Frank Ocean- swim good
02:17:42 Jordan Rakei- goodbyes

November 14, 2017 11:13 AM PST

First off I'd just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to listen. My Podcast was the no. 1 Music Podcast on Podomatic this week and I just wanted to express my appreciation to those that take the time to tune in. Cheers!

Side 2
http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/articles

Here's a link to my new Podcast page http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
You'll still be able to get my Podcast from tantricdex.podomatic.com as well. Subscribers won't be affected.

Thanks for listening! If you like this episode then why not follow and hit the heart button (Click the underlined title)

There's also a Facebook 'like' option to the right and you could also follow me on 'Instagram' if you're inclined https://instagram.com/neilcorcoran/

You can also listen/download via the Podomatic app, On Google Play, Apple Podcasts, iTunes and Apple TV search-Neil Corcoran and search- Tantric Dex on Xbox/ Xbox One via the TuneIn app. Now available on Deezer, Stitcher, Acast, Pocketcast and Podcasts.com too.

00:00 Kalipo- alles gut
04:02 Soul Clap/Ebony Houston- numb (Eli Escobar remix)
09:36 Crazy P- in my hands (Hot Toddy remix)
16:09 Russian Red- john michael (Delorean remix)
20:48 SlothBoogie- acid fantasy
26:30 The Shapeshifters/Teni Tinks- when love breaks down
32:45 Bicep- metro
37:05 Mind Enterprises- idol (Prins Thomas diskomiks)
45:25 Crackazat- called my name
50:29 Jimpster- the sun comes up (Peggy Gou 6am mix)
56:28 Lindstrøm/Grace Hall- shinin'
01:03:10 Purple Disco Machine/Karen Harding- love for days
01:08:09 Tensnake- hello?
01:13:47 Rhemi- live life free
01:20:05 Luke Solomon/Queen Rose/Amy Douglas- light you up
01:25:49 Yousef/The Angel- vanity
01:30:43 The Juan Maclean- the brighter the light (DJ Tennis remix)
01:38:15 Jessie Ware- alone (Toddla T remix)
01:41:35 Maya Jane Coles- what they say
01:48:00 Bwi Bwi- insight
01:54:50 Mella Dee- techno disco tool

November 04, 2017 01:41 PM PDT

No Side 2, for this particular one, as I'll be keeping some of those songs for next year.

Here's a link to my new Podcast page http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
You'll still be able to get my Podcast from tantricdex.podomatic.com as well. Subscribers won't be affected.

Thanks for listening! If you like this episode then why not follow and hit the heart button (Click the underlined title)

There's also a Facebook 'like' option to the right and you could also follow me on 'Instagram' if you're inclined https://instagram.com/neilcorcoran/

You can also listen/download via the Podomatic app on your phone, On Google Play, Apple Podcasts, iTunes and Apple TV search-Neil Corcoran and search- Tantric Dex on Xbox/ Xbox One via the TuneIn app. Now available on Deezer, Stitcher and Podcasts.com too.

00:35 DJ Shadow/Danny Brown- horror show
03:44 Metronomy- the look
07:24 Andy Votel- hand of doom
12:35 The Frightnrs- trouble in here
15:00 Electric Guest- oh devil
18:00 Spooks- things i've seen
22:15 Daughter- burn it down
25:12 Death in Vegas/Iggy Pop- aisha
28:45 Gary Numan- when the world falls apart
33:55 Charlotte Gainsbourg/SebastiAn- deadly valentine
39:52 Peaking Lights- coyote ghost melodies
47:05 BADBADNOTGOOD- speaking gently
51:07 UNKLE/Mark Lanegan/ESKA- looking for the rain
56:27 Jamie Woon/Burial- night air
01:01:05 Massive Attack/Young Fathers- voodoo in my blood
01:04:35 Baxter Dury- miami
01:09:08 Fun Boy Three- the lunatics have taken over the asylum
01:11:55 King Krule- dum surfer
01:15:55 Zombies in Miami- take control (Simple Symmetry remix)
01:21:35 St. Vincent- dancing with a ghost
01:22:22 Gemini Rising- stellaris
01:24:30 Dave Clarke/Mark Lanegan- charcoal eyes (glass tears)
01:31:40 Jem- they
01:34:54 Run The Jewels- don't get captured
01:38:05 Kanye West- black skinhead
01:41:31 Marilyn Manson- the dope show
01:45:10 The Chemical Brothers/Noel Gallagher- setting sun
01:49:06 alt-J deadcrush
01:52:52 Ghostpoet- freakshow
01:56:52 Radiohead- man of war

October 28, 2017 06:22 PM PDT

Side-2
http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/articles

Here's a link to my new Podcast page http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/
You'll still be able to get my Podcast from tantricdex.podomatic.com as well. Subscribers won't be affected.

Thanks for listening! If you like this episode then why not follow and hit the heart button (Click the underlined title)

There's also a Facebook 'like' option to the right and you could also follow me on 'Instagram' if you're inclined https://instagram.com/neilcorcoran/

You can also listen/download via the Podomatic app on your phone, iTunes and Apple Podcasts/TV search-Neil Corcoran and search- Tantric Dex on Xbox/ Xbox One via the TuneIn app. Now available on Deezer, Stitcher and Podcasts.com too.

00:00 Noel Gallgher's High Flying Birds/Ysée- fort knox
03:55 Arcade Fire- creature comfort
08:21 St. Vincent- los ageless
11:29 Fever Ray- to the moon and back
14:50 Little Dragon- strobe light
18:20 Gorillaz/Peven Everett- strobelite
22:50 Chk Chk Chk (!!!)- the one 2
26:06 The Killers- the man
30:03 The Modern Strangers- coco hello
32:46 Bootsy Collins/Musiq Soulchild/Big Daddy Kane- hot saucer
37:26 Beck- up all night
40:20 Soulwax- is it always binary
43:45 Everything, Everything- can't do
47:10 Wiley- numb3rs in action (sticky remix)
50:13 Oh Yeah- all night (Dr. Packer remix)
56:29 Cisco Cisco- jazzy days (Ron Basejam remix)
01:01:42 Atlantic Starr- circles (Joey Negro remix)
01:06:30 Cerrone/Lene Lovich- supernature (Sam Redmore remix)
01:19:51 Purple Disco Machine/Duane Harden- devil in me
01:24:55 Jus Now/Dismantle- spotie
01:28:18 S'Express- theme from s'express (Detlef remix)
01:34:03 A Small Phat One- music for pushchairs
01:40:37 Confidence Man- better sit down boy
01:43:53 Mineo/Audio Bullys- original
01:46:51 The Bongolian- I'm a bigger badder bro...
01:50:42 Jain- heads up
01:54:08 The Go! Team- semicircle song
01:57:34 The Allergies/Andy Cooper- main event

October 19, 2017 02:28 PM PDT

I've decided to start a new feature called 'Side 2' to showcase the songs that I couldn't fit in.

You can read more about it here- http://neilcorcoran.podomatic.net/articles/regroup-and-lounge-135-side-2

Thank you, as always, for listening.

00:00 Benjamin Clementine- jupiter
02:10 Lo Moon- this is it
06:43 Tricky/Mina Rose- running wild
10:15 Alvvays- dreams tonite
13:16 Slowdive- sugar for the pill
17:11 This is The Kit- moonshine freeze
20:45 Big Thief- haley
24:06 Nick Mulvey- mountain to move
28:12 Fleet Foxes- if you need to, keep time on me
31:35 Novo Amor- carry you
35:44 Gordi- heaven I know
40:48 Aldous Harding- elation
46:08 Mary Epworth- me swimming
52:16 Hamilton leithauser/ Angel Olsen- Heartstruck (wild hunger)
55:28 Beth Ditto- savoir faire
59:00 Flo Morrissey/ Matthew E White- thinking 'bout you
01:02:25 Tennis- no exit
01:06:10 Cults- I took your picture
01:09:15 Childhood- californian light
01:13:00 Girl Ray- trouble
01:16:21 The Seshen- colors collide
01:19:15 Maggie Rogers- split stones
01:22:58 Julia Jacklin- cold caller
01:26:15 Jonti- sleeping and falling
01:32:00 Sky Ferreira- easy
01:36:20 St. Vincent- new york
01:38:49 The War on Drugs- strangest thing
01:45:12 Radiohead- I promise
01:49:04 Middle Kids- edge of town
01:52:37 The National- the system only dreams in total darkness
01:56:29 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers- runnin' down a dream

October 12, 2017 08:17 AM PDT

Updated (14 October 15:40 GMT)
Bit of a milestone, as it's the 100th episode, I guess I should probably share a few thoughts, with you the listener.

Dance music was my first love,the first type of music that I took seriously. Prior to that I would have been your typical kid who listened to pop music. We lived in a house where someone always had music on,be it the radio in the kitchen that my mother was listening to or emanating from all the rooms simultaneously upstairs.

That all changed in 1988 during what was dubbed "The Second Summer of Love". There was a real air of optimism about. Life was changing and the music we were gravitating towards was reflecting this. It all felt new and exciting as a bona fide revolution in youth culture was taking place. It was rebellious and as a pre-pubescent I wanted a part of the action. The Cul-de-sac we lived in formed a natural congregation point for the kids in my neighbourhood and someone always had a stereo on as we played in "the square" as it was referred to , I decided to take up the mantle and got my first taste of playing music selector to an audience. Naturally I was hooked.

I was initially drawn to the sample based, 'Cut 'n' Paste' style of acts like Bomb The Bass, S'Express and Coldcut and anything I could hear via radio on Simon Young's Dance Show on 2FM and later Pete Tong's Essential selection on BBC Radio 1. I'd tape the shows and listen to them all week trying to track down the records I was hearing. This of course was pre-internet so what followed was a lot of humming in record shops to bemused staff.

We had one of those old style record players in our house that could go down to 16 rpm and up to 78 rpm, on top of the usual 33 and 45 and my first foray into concocting mixes was making pause button tapes, messing about with the speeds of my collection and whatever records we had around the house. Which included my sister's Madonna,Janet Jackson and Gloria Estefan LP's along with a cache of vinyl, which my dad won playing poker, I was later informed, which included a lot of music that was alien to me at the time such as The Band and Pretty Purdie who had a song called 'Funky Donkey' that I developed a fondness for solely because of how absurd a song title it was. I investigated each record in the haul in the same manner that I still do today and putting to one side the one's that stood out for me adding them to my stock. I also learned something valuable that day and that was; that, some time, it's worth going off the beaten track to discover music for yourself, as it can be extremely rewarding.

In 1992 I started working part time, after school, saved up and got my first set of proper turntables. This was back in a time when Ireland's licensing laws were a bit,shall we say,lax and I started sneaking into nightclubs. This opened me up to a whole other world of music and I forged friendships that still hold strong to this day. I was well and truly bitten by the bug and decided that DJ'ng was the profession for me and by 1995 I was gigging regularly and making a living from something that started out as a passion. It's a passion that has never waned. Music still excites me as much now as it did then and I enjoy seeking out and listening to as much new music as I can. Everyday I hear something that blows my mind.

So to the mix itself. I decided to take a look back at the history of dance music from the first nightclubs in Paris in the 1950's, to the Sound System culture of Jamaica in the 60's, on to the Discotheques and Block Parties of New York in the 70's, the House music of Chicago, Techno in Detroit, the Balearic Beat of Ibiza, the UK Rave scene in the 80's and beyond to what is now a global phenomenon. It's been fascinating for me to see how dance music evolved from disco to house to techno to drum n bass and mutated into 100's of sub genres and come full circle. History shows us how it's all cyclical and connected like one big organism. Dance music has had many names but only one purpose and that's to get you moving.

Dancing is an inherent part of our DNA. It's primal, it unites and truly breaks down barriers. Nightclubs can be magical places transporting us to another dimension, away from the mundane and allows us forget about our troubles, even if only for a night.

For this mix I've selected some of my four to the floor favourites. Cramming in as much as I could. There's nods here to seminal tracks and key figures in the evolution of it all. I've had many memorable moments to all these songs, they remind me of different times,places and people. They're tracks that will always hold a special place in my heart for a variety of reasons and in most cases are the best examples, for me, of the many flavours of club music.

Thank you as always for lending me your ears, it's greatly appreciated.
Right, let's have a party, shall we?

00:00 Friendly Fires/Au Revoir Simone- Paris (Aeroplane remix)
07:07 Daft Punk- da funk
10:52 Björk- big time sensuality (Justin Robertson remix)
18:08 The Crusaders- street life (Opolopo rebounce)
26:49 Jamiroquai- space cowboy (David Morales remix)
34:13 The Chemical Brothers- swoon (Lindstrøm/Prins Thomas remix)
41:50 The Beloved- deliver me (Robodisco dub)
48:10 Todd Terje- inspector norse
54:05 K-Klass- rhythm is a mystery
58:50 Lykke Li- I follow rivers (The Magician remix)
01:02:54 Alan Braxe/Fred Falke- running/intro
01:05:15 Groove Armada/Sunshine Anderson- easy
01:10:32 Gusto- disco's revenge (Mole Hole dirty mix)
01:14:33 Moloko- sing it back (Boris Dlugosch musical mix)
01:19:44 Luther Vandross- are you using me (Masters At Work 12" mix)
01:27:31 Kings of Tomorrow- finally (Dance Ritual mix)
01:35:03 Kim English- nite life (Bump classic mix)
01:40:16 Hercules & Love Affair- Blind (Frankie Knuckles remix)
01:47:28 Basement Jaxx- raindrops
01:50:52 Shakedown- at night
01:53:42 Cut La Roc- freeze
01:57:24 Armand Van Helden/Duane Harden- you don't know me
02:05:02 Jackie Moore- this time baby
02:08:24 Sub Sub/Melanie Williams- ain't no love (ain't no use)

02:13:28 Donna Summer- I feel love
02:18:45 Laurent Garnier- crispy bacon
02:23:40 Bedrock/KYO- for what you dream of(Full On Renaissance)
02:32:58 Rollo Goes Mystic- love,love,love (here I come)(Big mix)
02:40:15 Yeah Yeah Yeah's- heads will roll (A-Trak remix)
02:43:35 Liquid- sweet harmony
02:45:43 Rolando,The Aztec Mystic- knights of the jaguar
02:50:08 Underworld- cowgirl
02:57:48 Westbam- wizards of the sonic (Red Jerry remix)
03:04:34 DJ Misjah/DJ Tim- access
03:07:07 Cygnus X- the orange theme
03:10:35 The Prodigy- no good (start the dance)
03:16:46 Jungle Brothers- jungle brother (Urban Takeover remix)
03:20:11 DJ Zinc- ready or not
03:22:02 Natural Born Chillers- rock the funky beat
03:24:22 Ain't Armand
03:29:41 Fatboy Slim- right here, right now
03:35:11 Sister Sledge- lost in music (Dimitri from Paris remix)
03:42:34 The Streets- weak become heroes
03:47:52 Pet Shop Boys- left to my own devices
03:52:35 Fleetwood Mac- everywhere (Psychemagik edit)

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