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  1. The Beat Logistix Podcast - Episode 6 (Quarter 2 / Summer 2019) - NOW AVAILABLE VIA ITUNES & SOUNDCLOUD. The Beat Logistix Podcast is a quarterly (tri-monthly) retro Trance, Tech-Trance and Hardgroove Techno podcast, mixed by retired DJ Carl Briggs, featuring tunes from the mid-1990's through to 2018. It is distributed online through iTunes and also as a direct download through Soundcloud. For information on the podcast, including a tracklisting for each episode, please visit the following link: Tracklistings for this episode are as follows: 01. Deadmau5 - Not Exactly (Original Mix) [Mau5trap Recordings] (2007) 02. Adam K & Soha - Twilight (Original Mix) [Rebirth] (2007) 03. Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base - Buzz (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats] (2008) 04. Alex Kunnari - Lifter (Original Mix) [In Trance We Trust] (2007) 05. Tom Day - Whisper (Original Mix) [Kitschy Records] (2007) 06. Way Out West - The Fall (Richard Durand Remix) [Distinct'ive Records] (2009) 07. Super 8 & Tab - Needs To Feel (Wippenburg Remix) [Anjunabeats] (2007) 08. Albert Vorne - Formentera What (Gareth Emery Remix) [Club Elite] (2007) 09. Fragma - Toca Me (Inpetto 2008 Remix) [Positiva] (2008)
  2. I'll reply to your posts later Smithy. Sorry, not been ignoring you - time is just usually against me whenever I'm passing by on here.
  3. The Beat Logistix Podcast - Episode 5 (Quarter 1 / Spring 2019) - NOW AVAILABLE VIA ITUNES & SOUNDCLOUD. The Beat Logistix Podcast is a quarterly (tri-monthly) retro Trance, Tech-Trance and Hardgroove Techno podcast, mixed by retired DJ Carl Briggs, featuring tunes from the mid-1990's through to 2018. It is distributed online through iTunes and also as a direct download through Soundcloud. For information on the podcast, including a tracklisting for each episode, please visit the following link: Tracklistings for this episode are as follows: 01. Starfighter - Apache (Dub Mix) 02. Ernesto vs Bastian - Thrill (John O'Callaghan Remix) 03. Starfighter - Apache (Original Mix) 04. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim - Access (Original Mix) 05. Nick Sentience & Harry Diamond - Trippy (Original Mix) 06. BK & Nick Sentience - Flash (Nüw Idol Remix) 07. BK - Revolution (Original Mix) 08. Fred Baker - Total Blackout (Instrumental Mix) 09. Dark Alliance - Genetic (Original Mix) 10. The Phrenetic Project - Nobody Listens To Techno (Original Mix) 11. Odessa Soundfreaks vs CLS - Ready Or Feel It (Bryan Kearney Smash-Up) 12. Cave - Plutonium (Original Mix) 13. Industrialyzer vs The Advent - Not Guilty (Original Mix) 14. Industrialyzer vs The Advent - T1 (Original Mix)
  4. The main FSOE label is more geared towards the uplifting / melodic side, whereas FSOE Clandestine leans more towards the Techier sound. Clandestine releases some good stuff - but like the main FSOE label (and a lot of labels these days really), a lot of their releases are hit and miss. If you like FSOE Clandestine, then check out the Grotesque and Aerys labels too. They release some stuff which is very similar to the Clandestine stuff.
  5. BRAND NEW EPISODE - NOW ONLINE: I've broken the 'rules' a bit with this mix - the majority of this mix features some of my favourite tunes from the last two years - however, to stick with the usual format slightly, there's a few retro tunes included too Episode 4 of The Beat Logistix Podcast is now available for download from iTunes. You can also check it out here too: or: TRACKLISTING IS AS FOLLOWS: Armin van Buuren - This Is A Test (Alex Di Stefano Extended Remix) [Armind Records - 2017] Will Atkinson - Leave A Message (Original Mix) [Kearnage Recordings - 2017] Indecent Noise featuring Jasmine Chloe - Alive Tonight (Original Mix) [Grotesque Fusion - 2017] RAM & Arctic Moon with Stine Grove - A Billion Stars Above (Extended Mix) [FSOE Recordings - 2017] Push - Strange World (2000 Remake) [Inferno Records - 2001] The Noble Six - Firewalker (Extended Mix) [A State Of Trance - 2017] Davey Asprey - Fallout (Extended Mix) [A State Of Trance - 2017] Alex Di Stefano - My Shadow (Original Mix) [In Trance We Trust - 2018] Smith & Brown - Foul Matter (Extended Mix) [FSOE Clandestine - 2018] Heatbeat - Total Ownage (Extended Mix) [Aerys Records - 2017] Yves Deruyter - Back to Earth (Rave Mix) [Bonzai Records - 2000] Tempo Giusto vs HP Source - Foul Language (Original Mix) [Kearnage Recordings - 2017] RAM & Darren Porter - The Calling [Grotesque 300 Anthem] (Original Mix) [Grotesque Music - 2017] Prodigy - Voodoo People (John Askew Remix) [White Label - 2017] Sneijder & Bryan Kearney - Killer Instinct (Original Mix) [Kearnage Recordings - 2018] Mauro Picotto - Lizard (Claxxix Mix) [VC Recordings - 1999]
  6. BRAND NEW EPISODE - NOW ONLINE: Episode 3 of The Beat Logistix Podcast is now available for download from iTunes. You can also check it out here too: or: TRACKLISTING IS AS FOLLOWS: Tillmann Uhrmacher - On The Run (Ocean to Shore Club Extended Mix) [Fog Area Trance - 2001] Solarstone & Scott Bond - 3rd Earth (Original Mix) [Made In England - 2004] Sunburst - Eyeball (Eyeball Paul's Theme) (Pulser Remix 12" Edit) [Nebula - 2000] System F - Solstice (Original Mix) [Tsunami - 2002] DJ Jan - X-Santo (Transa Remix) [Southeast - 1999] 4 Strings - Let It Rain (DJ 4 Strings Dub Mix) [Nebula - 2002] The Clergy - The Oboe Song (Green Martian Remix) [Double F Double R - 2002] Eden Project - Mummy [Lost In Trance] (Sonic Vibe Remix) [Riot! Recordings - 2006] Saltwater - The Legacy (Alphazone Remix) [Zenith Records - 2003] DuMonde - Tomorrow 2006 (Ralph Novell vs Bas & Ram Mix) [Fate Recordings - 2006] Escade - Shuffle Royal (Alphazone Mix) [Skywarp Records - 2004] Frank Trax - Nebuchan (O.R.G.A.N Mix) [Neo - 2002] Sam Sharp - Twister (Original Mix) [Spinnin' Records - 2004] Commander Tom - Attention (F&W Remix) [Data Records - 2004] Blank & Jones - A Forest (Ron Van Den Beuken Remix) [Liquid Records - 2004] ATN - Miss A Day (F&W Remix) [Mondo Records - 2004]
  7. Episode 2 of The Beat Logistix Podcast is available for download from iTunes. You can also check it out here too: TRACKLISTING WILL APPEAR HERE SHORTLY:
  8. I miss those days. The DJ Source forum in particular was always really busy - but really friendly too. The Trance Arena struggled to get off the ground sadly - but I enjoyed the two years I had running it. Lazarus is still going strong. He still DJ's and produces - and he also runs Defcon Recordings - which has had some big support from A-list DJ's. I've seen DJX2 on a few flyers and bumped into him a few years ago when he was on the same line-up as a friend. I think he's just toned down his online presence. Carl Briggs - never heard of him ;-) Glad you enjoyed the mix. I've never really had problems with Tinnitis - my hearing problems were more down to struggling to hear mid-range frequencies (snares, percussion, etc) - plus a really painful stabbing pain in the left ear. Rather coincidentally, I've got a GP appointment this Tuesday - about my ears! Yet again. The podcast did run behind schedule earlier in the year after suffering a bit of "DJ'ing mental block" for a couple of months - but it's now back on track. Episode 2 was online a couple of months ago (I forgot to update this post and also Soundcloud - but it did appear on iTunes). Episode 3 was released last night (see post below) - and Episode 4 has already been recorded ready for release at Christmas - which puts me back on schedule for next year. It's a shame you had to close DJ Passion down :-( Sign of the times now I think - forums and online radio stations seem to be few and far between these days. Technology and Social Media seem to have killed them both off :-(
  9. Thanks for listening and for the feedback mate. Boca - Play With Me is such a tune isn't it? Warped records is the one side to DJ'ing with vinyl that I don't miss. I remember Altitude - Excession being a nightmare to mix because it suddenly jumped up 2bpm which threw the entire mix out. My aim is to have a "retro" mix similar to this online every three months - the next one should be recorded and online within the next couple of weeks hopefully :-D
  10. Hi guys, I've just started a quarterly "retro" Trance & Hardgroove Techno podcast - which will feature approximately 75 minutes of tunes from the mid-1990's through to around 2015. I've just added Episode 1 to Podomatic, SoundCloud and MixCloud if anyone wants to check it out. Tracklisting: Megamind - Taub (2002 Mix) [BXR Records - 2002] Umek - Gatex (Oliver Lieb Remix) [Magik Muzik - 2002] Abel Ramos - Aquarius (Randy Katana Mix - CSB Edit) [Pulsar Records - 2004] Divini & Warning - 4LB (Original Mix) [Reset Records - 2006] Adam Sheridan - Terminal Velocity (Original Mix) [Tatsumaki - 2004] Rank 1 - Such Is Life (Deep Dub) [ID&T - 2001] Out Of Grace - Mindblast (Original Mix) [High Contrast Recordings - 2006] DJ Atmospherik Meets Saucermen - Aquarius (DJ Atmospherik Remix) [Offshore Music - 2005] Mojado - Naranja (Dimitri Andreas Vision) [Magik Muzik - 2004] Boca - Play With Me (Bellfire Mix) [Dropout - 2002] Ricky Effe - Rectifier (Original Mix) [BXR Records - 2002] Dick Van Nille - Outside (Original Mix) [Drehscheibe - 2002] Mainx - 88 To Piano (Fabio Stein's Panic Bootleg) [Unreleased / White Label - 2006] Marcel Woods - Cherry Blossom (Original Mix - CSB's 'Energy' Edit) [High Contract Recordings - 2005] Muchas gracias amigos
  11. Hi guys, It's been a while - but I thought i'd post my first mix in years as I no longer DJ - but I was asked to record a guest mix for a good friends 200th "Back From The Dead" 24-hour special radio show on AfterHours.FM which was broadcast yesterday. In keeping with the station's music policy, it's a bit Trancier than I would usually play - and nowhere near as hard as my old clubs sets. Here's the tracklisting: Ad Brown vs Blue Amazon vs DJ Eco - There's No Other Light At The End My Love (Paul Moloney Intro Bootleg)Darren Porter - Culture (Original Mix) GD - Choral Reef (Original Mix) Airwave - Another Dimension (Original Mix) Thomas Bronzwaer - Constellation (John O'Callaghan Remix) Van Faber & De Suza - Overload (Johan Kivi Remix) Mona Lisa Overdrive - Born To Synthesize (Neo & Farina Remix) John O'Callaghan - Psychic Sensor (Indecent Noise Remix)Sean Tyas - Lift (Sean Tyas Rework) Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight - Silhouette (Allen & Envy Remix) Lost Witness - Happiness Happening (Lange Remix)
  12. Utter tripe. A bit like that entire mix really. To think this is the same guy that used to blow me away around 1998 - 2006. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
  13. Nice tunes - and they actually complimented each other. Shocking mixing though. Loose beats flying about everywhere. Umek - Gatex into Ralph Fridge - Angel was horrific. To be fair though, his following mix was class - Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade into Gatex was superb!
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    Jules music

    I'd love to hear a "proper Jules classics" set - but unfortunately, I think even that would lead to disappointment now. I remember discussions on here about his last Radio 1 show. All the talk about what we thought he might play. All the tunes that we thought were pretty much guaranteed to be played. Most of us expected some of Jules's most popular tunes from his sets over the years - tunes that most of us would regard as "Jules classics" - tunes such as Green Martian - Industry, DJ Elite - That Fuct Camera, Rockafellas - Da Boss Track, Brainbug - Nightmare (Sinister Strings remix) - yet he played none of them. He played tunes that left many people on here underwhelmed. Tunes that, even at their peak, were fairly average tunes - such as Ferry Corsten - Rock Your Body, Rock. Jules had the opportunity to go out with such an epic, memorable set that night - yet it was very average and underwhelming. After the tens of thousands of tunes Jules has accumulated over the past 25+ years, some of which are huge classics, to hear Marcel Woods - Advanced and Ferry Corsten - Rock Your Body was underwhelming and disappointing to say the least. Even tunes that weren't necessarily what I'd regard as classics, but tunes that were heavily supported by Jules, such as Fabio Stein - Tran-4 and Team SR - Leaving London, were missed out - whilst Sander van Doorn - Riff was played, yet I wouldn't really associate that as being a big Jules tune. Even classics that I thought were almost guaranteed to be played, such as Kristine Blond - Love Shy, Brainbug - Nightmare and Starparty - I'm In Love (Ferry Corsten & Robert Smit Remix) - which Jules has stated as being amongst he's favourite ever tunes in interviews on many occasions - were overlooked. Puzzling and disappointing summed up that last Radio 1 show for me. There were many others on here that night that felt the same way. As for the media, Jules was never really respected by many the DJ press anyway to be fair. Jules just wasn't really "cool" enough for them. Mixmag, DJ Mag, etc loved the "cool" DJ's like Hawtin, Sasha, Carl Cox, etc. Jules's unique but "loud" clothing and custom-made unusual specs image - in addition to the playful interaction with the crowd, gestures, poses & daft faces with in the booth - along with sometimes occasional commercial or cheesy tunes, gimmicky scratches and a "celebrity" profile, divided opinion. Jules was loved by many. Jules was also frowned upon by many. He got a lot of undeserved flack simply because he wasn't seen as "cool" enough. Jules did change his sound slightly in the late 90's to early 2000's - but he always had an "identity". A sound that everyone recognized. When he reduced the amount of bouncy / funky Euro house, he played more Trance that had bouncy / funky basslines. Even when Trance peaked in 1998/1999 with the melodic "big riff" sound that became really popular (tunes like Ferry's remix of Adagio For Strings, Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar, all the Signum and X-Cabs style stuff for example), Jules's didn't really play a great deal of it - he was playing more of the bouncier / funkier tunes such as The Act - Something About You, Burgy - Lochfrab, Moogwai - Viola, etc - followed by all the Hi-Gate, Yomanda, Storm - Storm, Zombie Nation stuff a few years later. Jules was never really an out-and-out Trance DJ - he just tended to play anything that had funky or bouncy basslines. He just happened to play more Trance than any other genres in his sets. He had an "identity" and sound that everyone recognised - Jules was one of very few DJ's where you could walk into a club, and know that Jules was playing, before even seeing him, simply by hearing the tunes that were playing. From 2005/2006 onwards, that "identity" and sound was lost completely - for the first time in his career. He was just playing anything that was popular at the time. Never in Jules's career prior to the Trouse / EDM phase had Jules ever played anything like that in his sets before. I was a complete change. So whilst I agree that Jules's sound slightly over time, his "identity" / style always remained the same in his sets - funky/ bouncy tunes with a few complimenting Trancey tunes. To an extent, that change was a natural change as dance music progressed and changed a little over the years. During 2006 onwards though, it wasn't a natural change. Jules just suddenly started playing slow, Trouse and "EDM" - which he didn't need to do because there was still plenty of the pacier, bouncier, more Trancier tunes around. It was a change he appeared to choose - rather than one that came about as a natural progression as a genre changed.
  15. Briggsy

    Jules music

    I suspect that Jules knows, and has accepted, that he's no longer looked upon as a credible Trance music DJ. I suspect that he's also quite content playing the kind of music and the more mainstream clubs these days because it's enabled him to prolong his career alongside a day job. The UK Trance scene is on its arse now - so gigs in this country have really dried up - and all of the big British DJs are now having to play abroad a lot lot more - to the point where I see the likes of Halliwell, Emery, Above & Beyond, etc on more European, Australian and South American line-ups than UK line-ups now. Jules was at his peak in the mid 90's to late 90's through to around 2004/2005. After that, rather than having the "niche" sound he'd always had (Pacey, Harder-edged Tech-Trance, Trance with funky basslines and House with a Euro bounce to it - plus the occasional outrageous quirky tune that couldn't be categorised into any style or genre - but when you walked into a club, you could just tell it was a "Jules Tune"), he started "following trends" - playing anything that was popular at the time. In recent years, Jules has gone from Trance, through to Tech-Trance, through to House, through to "Trouse" through to EDM and commercial nonsense. He always mixed genres to some extent - but Jules always had his own unique sound that could be easily identified - whereas in the end, he was playing whatever sound was popular. Add into that the sloppy beatmatching, clashing tune selection, god awful bootlegs, OTT unnecessary looping and dragging out of breakdowns, "Somebody screaammmmmmm" voiceovers and attempts at scratching that should only be attempted at home when practicing new tricks, its sad just how quickly Jules went down hill. Even just ten years ago, Jules was my favourite DJ. Even now I get out old Jules sets to listen to - and loved them more than any other DJ's sets I listen to because when Jules was at his best, he really was superb. Every time I went out clubbing, Jules made the night. In just a short space of time, that rapidly changed - to the point where whenever I went out, I never knew which Jules I'd get because he became so inconsistent. I remember seeing him one week in London - and he played one of the best sets I'd ever heard - one week later, he played one of the worst I'd ever heard. It was like hearing two completely different DJs because the difference was so vast between the two sets. Then when those "Somebody screammmmmmm" jingles and god awful bootlegs with RNB or pop vocals, poorly mashed-up into a poor tune, I'd just given up completely - and stopped going to see Jules completely. I don't know whether Jules had just lost interest, become out of touch with the Trance scene, became complacent thinking "I've made it" and "I can do as I like - and people will still see me", whether mainstream music that paid better money became more important than playing "niche" music that he loved, or whether he just naturally went into decline as some of the older DJs did - such as John Kelly, Seb Fontaine, etc. That being said though, Carl Cox has been around for donkeys years - and is now 53 years of age - yet even now, he's still relevant to the scene, he's still current, he's still one of the most in demand DJs in the world - and he's still as good and still as passionate as ever - so I don't think that age can result in a decline that quickly if the heart is still in it. It's a shame Jules didn't go out on a high in 2005 - because then I'd have always regarded him as one of my all time favourite DJs and a true legend of the scene. Those last few years have really tarnished that view for me. I'll never ever forget Jules at his best - but unfortunately, it's going to be difficult to forget those bad few years too, sadly, for all the wrong reasons. May sound harsh - but I'm being honest about how I feel.