Monthly Archives: October 2010
And once again…Halloween week is upon us. The creative costumes, candy in bulk, pumpkin spice lattes, scary movies, demons, ghosts, goblins, devils, spider webs, fake blood (I could go on forever- u get the point)…AND most importantly, the “Haunted House” (ok I had to) make this celebrated day one spooky adventure for those of us that celebrate. I hope this set of electro/house music helps put you in a Halloween mood…after all – it is TO DIE FOR 🙂
Let’s begin with the haunting ghost theme:
Deadmau5 – Ghosts n Stuff (Also try the Intro Version Mix)
And on to the other lovely creatures of the night:
last but not least…. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Discotech Remix)
For the longest time I’ve wanted to make a mix that includes limited mainstream music… well – the time has finally come. This mix contains some of my favorite genres of house music – what I like to call “house lite.” This lounge/house music still has hard hitting beats, but ones you will probably won’t hear too often at a club. As a music lover and DJ, I find it very important to discover new AND different music. Enjoy some of these hidden treasures in my new mix – Beat Boutique (part of an ongoing compilation).
Here it is: DJ D’Lish – Beat Boutique
1. Andrew Salsano & JF Sebastian ft. Jayn Hanna – Walking on Fire (Dr. Kucho! Remix)
2. MdCL ft. Sy Smith – Truth (Bertrand Dupart Remix)
3. Kemal & Justin Michael – Trouble (Benny Royal Underground Mix)
4. Gabriel, Polina – Perfect World (Lauer & Canard Remix)
5. Grant Nelson ft. Cathy Battistessa – Black Water (Vocal Mix)
6. Black Bird – Just Glow (Original Mix)
7. Mikael Weermets Ft.Christina Skaar – Love Is (French Government Remix)
8. K-Paul ft. Ciyu – Que Toi (Boiler Remix)
9. One Brother – Under The Water feat. Frankee (Rune RK Remix)
10. John Dahlback – Don’t Speak
To download the rest of my mixes, please click HERE
Kicking off the first night of his 2 day Dynasty Tour in L.A., Kaskade DJ’d at the Palladium in Hollywood on Friday October 8, 2010 to a crowd of house music lovers. This was the 2nd time I had gone to the Palladium to hear a DJ (1st time was to see Ferry Corsten) and I have to say that this venue is definitely one of my favorites. The audience has the option of standing on the ground level right in front of the stage OR watching from the balcony surrounding the sides of the Palladium. While this event was SOLD OUT, it did not even feel like it was too uncomfortable or stuffy inside to enjoy yourself because of the massive space within the venue.
Beginning his set around 12:15 am, Kaskade mesmerized the audience with his mixing skills, various mash-ups, and classic favorites. He was truly loved by the audience. Not only was the music great, but so were all the visual effects and lighting that were queued in with every song he played…. & you have to love the standard confetti blowing that comes with every house music event! Kaskade’s love for music was very evident and he connected with the crowd and their energy perfectly.
Favorite songs from the night/biggest crowd pleasers: David Guetta & Afrojack – Louder Than Words/Late Nite Alumni – Empty Streets Mashup, Swedish House Mafia – One/Kaskade – Fire in Your New Shoes Mashup, Kaskade – Dynasty – Dada Life Remix, Justice – D.A.N.C.E./Steve Angello – Knas Mashup, Kaskade – Angel on My Shoulder, Kaskade & Tiesto – Only You (Kaskade Remix), Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B. Remode), Kaskade – Don’t Stop Dancing
For more videos from Kaskade – please visit my YOUTUBE Channel
For pictures from the event – click HERE
For more info. on Kaskade visit his Fan SITE
This weekend I DJ’d the Bosphorus Nights presents: MADE IN ISTANBUL party at Geisha House in Hollywood. What a success! I didn’t think we could top the last Bosphorus Nights party at Les Deux in June, but I have to say that this one was even better. More people, more new music, and lots of love! Most importantly, I wanted this night to reflect two of my favorite clubs in Istanbul, Turkey: Reina and Anjelique. Both clubs are unique in their own environments and music and Friday night I tried to create a fusion of these popular clubs by playing a variety of European House, Lounge, Turkish, and Latin House music.
DJ’ing in the Moon Room was definitely a treat, as guests were able to see the night sky from above and also had their own private bar. VIP tables circled the dancefloor and of course, I had my own stage with… wait for it…. my own lighting control (that came in handy towards the end of the night….mood lighting anyone?)
As guests arrived somewhat early, I began by playing my typical “cocktail hour” music…Bitter:Sweet, Gotan Project, Late Night Alumni, Kaskade and then began to pick up the pace a little bit with some Ben Watt, Max Zotti, & Jose Delgado (recent releases: see featured music below). For those familiar with Turkish music, I played some new Burcu Gunes, Tarkan, Demet Akalin, & Serdar Ortac. In my attempt to mix things up, I then switched gears and played my favorite Euro house songs: Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano, Edward Maya – Stereo Love, & of course Stromae – Alors On Danse (YouTube Video). These 3 gems definitely got the crowd dancing and singing along!
After another round of Turkish music, I thought it was time to roll out the Spanish house! I began this section with one of my newest favorites Carnaval Mundial (see featured music below) – a house cover of the famous Celia Cruz’s La Vida Es Un Carnaval. After, came the beloved Suavamente, and then a Gypsy Kings megamix! More turkish followed with Turkey’s most popular summer hits: Hande Yener – Bodrum, Serdar Ortac – Poset, Tarkan’s Sevdanin Son Vurusu, & Ozan Dogulu ft. Sila – Alain Delon. But I think the 2 biggest Turkish hits of the night were Ibrahim Tatlises’ Gulum Benim & Kenan Dogulu’s Elveda Meyhaneci. (When I say biggest hits – I mean the crowd sang the LOUDEST to these!)
Once again mixing it up for the non-turks, I played the new Tony Gomez song “Tell Me,” leading into the one and only Swedish House Mafia’s One (Your name) remix. This one, as always, brought the house down! (YouTube Clip) Others were Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime, David Guetta/Afrojack – Louder Than Words, & Afrojack – Take Over Control.
While I have to say I wish I had worn my “I DON’T TAKE REQUESTS” shirt, the abundant amount of individuals who approached me that night didn’t just ask for specific song, but also said thank you for playing their favorites. This job is only fulfilling to me when I can please the crowd and when I can go home at the end of the night knowing I made them happy. (Ok I also like that fact that I can play music that I love and dance while I’m djing) 🙂
Thank you to everyone who came to this event. Thank you to my closest friends and family for all your support! Thanks to Baris Avsar for organizing everything. Let’s get ready for yet another successful party!
DJ D’Lish videos are located on my YOUTUBE channel
Featured Music from the party:
Max Zotti ft. OB – Kabiria
Jose Delgado, Robert Mendoza, Rebeca Dancen – Gypsonik
Crossfire ft. Haila – Carnaval Mundial