RADIO IS OKÄI

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Last night another edition of Radio is Okäi is gonna be aired on NDR njoy. In the past I didn’t manage to put up my radio mixes here but as I got fewer time these days and posting and everything around the blog comes a bit shorthanded I finally made the decision to post tracklists and the mixes here. This mix is gonna be uploaded in the next days on Soundcloud.

I have to admit I’m kind of proud to have a radio show on national broadcast. Hosting a radio show on a relevant radio station was a big childhood dream and seemed unreachable. Well, it didn’t work out to really host a show yet – in terms of talking charming stuff and nerd core facts in between tracks – but that doesn’t mean this cannot be a likely future development. There are basic ideas around it at least.

Enough background. This month’s mix features new and old radio-friendly stuff. As Tensnake released its new album recently I chose to give one of his greatest tracks another play. More Hamburg based house music comes from Solomun in form of a new quality remix for Broken Bells, good to see he seems to still have some time for studio work in between traveling the world. Not to forget my mate Lovebird’s new version of From The Inside, anyway a great track. Personal favorites are San Propers disco chop and the chart ruling Soulphiction anthem.

1 John Talabot – Tragedial – K7
2 Trickski – Beginning (Cocolores Rmx) – Suol
3 Move D – To The Disco (Duff Disco Rmx) – Electric Minds
4 Tensnake – Congolal (Tensnake Rework) – Endless Flight
5 Soul Clap – Islands in Space Part 2 (Slow Hands & Tanner Ross Rmx) – Wolf + Lamb
6 Kiwi – Mayfly feat. Amy Skippings – Needwant
7 Broken Bells – Holding On For Life (Solomun Rmx) – Sony
8 Jad & The Ladyboy – Down To Party (Pete Herbert Version) – Maxi Discs
9 Chasing Kurt – From The Inside (Lovebirds Piano Forte Rmx) – Suol
10 Toby Tobias – It’s Burning (Lauer Rmx) – Delusions Of Grandeur
11 Michael Jackson – Thriller (Ooft! Phazed Edit) – L.E.S.S. Productions
12 Moodymanc – Church (Ashley Beedle Version) – RebelLION
13 Soul 223 – Fear Of Stopping (Maxi Mill Rmx) – Delusions Of Grandeur
14 SoulPhiction – Mind & Body – Philpot
15 Dusky – Careless – Aus Music
16 Debukas – Shake (Glaze Mix) – 2020 Vision
17 Leon Vynehall – Goodthing – 3024
18 Kon – Love Youx (Don’t) – Soul Clap
19 San Proper – Leave It To The Doc – Rush Hour

SUNDAY SEASIDE VOL. 7

It’s been a while. Almost a year. But finally I managed to put together some deep and relaxing tracks for my 7th edition of the Sunday Seaside mix series. For the the reflective an contemplative moments in life which need a heartwearming soundtrack. If you like it feel free (and encouraged) to spread it through your favourite social network service.

 

Tracklist:

001 Maxwell – Cococure
002 Benoit & Sergio – Around The World
003 Henry Saiz – Sleepwalk
004 Foxes + Okami – The Sweetest Pain
005 Black Marlin – Autumn
006 Close – My Way feat. Joe Dukie (Tanner Ross & Slow Hands Rmx)
007 Luminodisco – Hello My Friend
008 Kruse & Nuernberg – For My Life (Wolf + Lamb Dub)
009 Kruse & Nuernberg – For My Life (Wolf + Lamb Rmx) feat. Stee Downes
010 Kasper Bjorke – Sunrise (Slow Hands Remix) feat. Jacob Bellens
011 Brynjolfur – I Love You (A Copycat & Martin Brodin Rmx)
012 Mano Le Tough – Take It Back
013 Bonar Bradberry – Lip Therapy (Original Mix)
014 Isolee – Allowance

FOXES + OKAMI

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Totally forgot to introduce the studio project “foxes + okami” I’m doing with my brother from another mother Roland Bogdahn (aka Syncopix, the man with quite some d&b fame). If we two would have more time we could spend at studio, I’m sure there would have been a boxload of quality releases already. But we’re slow cookers instead. Check out our Soundcloud page to get an impression where we are travelling around - deep soulful house music with a few nods to bass, garage and ukfunky.

We two are playing Mojo Club tonight. You can expect the aforementioned sound and two cheerful guys behind the decks. 

Foxes + Okami Soundcloud
Mojo Club

 

BONOBO AFTERSHOW

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Big things coming. After Bonobos live-gig at Fabrik the producer of the moment comes to mojo club for an exclusive DJ-set. His recent Boiler-Room mix gives us an impression what to expect. Modern electronica at its best.

JACQUES RENAULT AT MOJO CLUB

Tonite I have the great pleasure to share the decks at Mojo Club with Jacques Renault and Simon Strotmann (Common Cause). Jacques has released a lot of stuff on labels like Throne of Blood, Future Classic, Permanent Vacation, DFA and Rekids which has been on heavy rotation in my sets. Not to mention the music which has been released on the lables where he’s involved in like On the Prowl, OTP Party Breaks and Let’s Play House. One of the recent favourites out of his hands is the atmospheric masterwork “Back to You”.

If you’re in town make sure to step by. I have also a couple of spots on the guestlist, send me a pm on facebook  or twitter if you’d like to join us.

Jacques Renault Soundcloud
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Let’s Play House
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On The Prowl
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I’M STILL HERE

I know. There has been a major lack of updates recently. I’ve not been sitting around quietly but had way enough to do elsewhere. two kids, dissertation, job – i could need another weekday. Nevertheless  there are some things going on and as well es being up to date on this here place again I’ll bring these up in the next weeks. First and most important thing: I’ll be part of Frequencies Residents team at the new Mojo Club which makes me really proud. Speaking of the Mojo – tomorrow is the grand opening party and I have the honour to play there. More infos on that matter and anything else soon.

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OKÄI MAY FAVOURITES

 

Didn’t have much time the last couple of weeks. Life was strong and still is. I had favourites nevertheless, so here we go…

 

Tom Noble – Dancing Hard (Al Kent Mix) – Clone

Tom Trago – What You Do (Larry Heard Dub) – Rush Hour

B.D.I. presents Compassion Crew – Paper Tears – Running Back

Monte – True – Jeudi

Puente & Rosch – This Feeling – Lower East

Infinity Ink – Games – Hot Creations

Lump – Feeling – Morris

Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club – I Need It – Teardrop

Mark E – Oranges (Space Dub) – Spectral

Elias Tzikas – Just For You – Editorial

 

DOCTOR DRU RELEASE & SMALLVILLE 7YRS

Tonight Hamburg is the place for soul loving house music listeners. First stop of the night will be homebase Baalsaal. My main man Doctor Dru will be there celebrating the release of his first solo record on Exploited’s Black Jukebox Label. His masterpiece “The Voice Of Dru” is gaining already much deserved attention on Beatport and RA. Well done buddy. And if that’s not enough personal favourites and Exploited labelmates Cocolores will be on his left hand side accompanying him through the evening. Check clips benath for some inspiration.

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OKÄI APRIL FAVOURITES


Softwar – This Time Around – Futureclassic

Telonius – Out – Gomma

Dead Rose Music Society – Faith (Lovebirds Edit)

James Mason – Nightgruv (Long Version) – Rush Hour

Doctor Dru – The Voice of Dru – Exploited

Ilves & Migova – Femme Desire (Adana Twins Rmx) – Noir

Tom Trago – Use Me Again and Again – Rush Hour

Cocolores – Vox – Exploited

Nicholas – Love Message – Home Taping Is Killing Music

Romanthony – Wanderer (Dixon Edit) – Philomena

 

Click tracks for tasting.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK & OKÄI AT BAALSAAL

Big things poppin. Amsterdam-households Homework are coming to town again. Really glad to play with these guys with Exploited and Made To Play fame. So many good releases. Here’s some inspiration, see you on saturday.

Download their party sureshot edit of Lenny Kravitz here in 320 after subscribing to Exploited’s mailing list.