EPISODE 31 — TRACK LISTING
|01||Alfred Azzetto, Ian Carrera||Music Selecta (Ian Carrera Club Mix)||00:00|
|02||Croatia Squad, Me & My Toothbrush||Scream for Pleasure||06:45|
|03||Block & Crown||Come On Shake It||11:56|
|04||Popcorn Poppers||Jack To Our Beats||17:07|
|05||Block & Crown, Pete Rose||The 4 Letter Word (Soul)||21:46|
|06||Max & Sims||Sunshine||25:54|
|08||Angelo Ferreri||The Rule (Jackin' Mix)||34:07|
|09||Demarkus Lewis||Wanna Talk 2 U||39:30|
|10||DJ Threejay||Higher Baby||43:33|
|11||Mick Teck||God Likes To Watch||48:07|
|12||White Noize||Freak It||52:56|
|13||Hazzaro||Love Like This||57:47|
|15||Carlos Manaca||Mental State||66:47|
|16||Bot, Will Clarke||Techno (not Techno) (Solardo Remix)||73:39|
|17||Alex Sardrino, Jennifer Cooke, Carita La Nina||Permission Granted||79:30|
|18||Criss Source||Hugs 'n' Kisses (Kenny Ground Remix)||86:30|
Hello all! The Engineer here, back with another mix for you. Now this one is special, because it was recorded in Ibiza, Spain! For those who are new to the BUDDHA BEATS show, this is a monthly show of funky/jackin house, tech house, techno, and sometimes breaks and electro to help shape the story, so to speak.
I was asked by fellow DJ, Hesh Donnerstag if I would be interested in gigging with him over in Ibiza, and I couldn't believe my ears. After all this time of reading about these monstrous parties there, the incredible sunsets, the people, the vibe, and the food, how could I not go? I went there as a local DJ, and came back an international one!
This mix was the first gig I had at Bar Amsterdam in San Antonio, one of my newest, and coolest friends from Philly who came on the trip, Khaleel "Funkboy" Mason went on before me, and I began recording the second I went on. The recorder I use is Evermix's MixBox 2. This has been one of the best investments I've made for my DJ career, as this device, coupled with an iPod Touch will record your sets in Airplane mode to keep battery drain to an all-time low.
I learned a great deal on this trip, and it has definitely made me a better DJ, having to learn how to quickly get used to gear I've never played on (some equipment was older, some was up-to-date), and be as seamless as possible. These are things I practice at home, but add the anxiety of being in Ibiza — the nightlife mecca — and playing for people who may be well connected, or someone famous could walk in at any moment. But regardless, I'm there, and I'm there to rock the party.
And rock the spot, I did.
A BIG thanks and much love to Carrie Anne, Hesh, Khaleel, Maggie, Darran, Ophelia, Mario, Andreas, Ollie, MaryEllen, Sanjay, Cosi, Jamaai, Wendy, and Seb from Antwerp, the employees of Bar Amsterdam, Viva! Nightclub, Mumak Tropical Bar, and Aperture Hotel for allowing me to put my thing down on the decks. I would love to come back again next year, and bring friends! I hope to hear from you all soon!
Brian K. James // The Engineer