My Lips are Sealed

Call me a hopeless romantic, well… that’s probably what I am, but for today’s post, I was inspired by none other than those crazy emotions we have for someone we care about. Yes, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Those initial feelings that get your blood pumping, your heart racing (yah house music does that to me too) 🙂 , and of course your mind thinking and thinking… and thinking. But most importantly – these emotions we so freely feel, but so cautiously hide. WHY? For fear of rejection, fear of the unknown, fear of ultimately getting hurt. This post is dedicated to those that can’t share how they feel, to those that need to step up and speak out, and to those who should take the risk of being vulnerable so that they can move forward without having regrets. This post includes a list of songs, lyrics, and images!

You’re my inspiration
Got a special way to get me to believe
Got a special way with me
Filled with admiration
I capture every word you say
Just to get me through the day
While this situation
Has made you fall apart
That you are slowly, slowly breaking
And I don’t know what hit us
But I know it’s my turn
To show you how strong I am

FLASH BROTHERS – More Than You Know (Da Fresh Remix) or Original if you prefer a slower/chillout version

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you’re strong and that’s your weakness
but no weakness shall cause grief forever!
nor strength shall be your destiny
your destiny is to come by itself
so let things play according to the rules
of your life

V-SAG FEAT. ALEXANDRA MCKAY- Feather (DJ Tarkan Intro Mix)

BT & ANDREW BAYER – The Emergency (Marcus Schossow Remix)

STEVE ALLEN, SEAN GODSALL ft. MOLLY – Holding on (Stefano Azati Remix)

You’ve got me caught in a place
Panic for a minute
Got my brain in a daze
I wish you weren’t in it
There are so many ways
To lose your attention
You can break everything
But so I can take anything

ELLIE GOULDING – Little Dreams

 

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David Guetta Review: Love is Gone?

My Saturday night was definitely eventful! As I was “Guetta’ing” excited to see the one and only David Guetta, I ended up briefly wearing  my originally designed F*ck Me I’m Famous shirt – that is, until I realized I look pretty silly in neon green! Saturday was my 3rd time seeing a DJ at the Hollywood Palladium – and again, I will have to say it is one of my favorite venues mainly because 1) I wasn’t trampled by a sea of ravers 2) I had an amazing view of the DJ from the upper balcony & had enough room to dance!

I was lucky enough to hear the opening set by the Manufactured Superstars who are amazing DJs and also the founders of our beloved Beatport. The duo from Denver wowed the crowd from the start – honestly, I could have listened to them all night, but we will get to that later. If you would like more info. on them head to their main WEBSITE. Insomniac Events was kind enough to post their opening set on Soundcloud, click HERE to listen to and download the set (you can thank me later).

Now to the most important person of the night…. Mr. David Guetta himself. Call me biased, but seeing as this was the 4th time (don’t judge me) hearing David Guetta spin live – I had extremely  high expectations for this event….ESPECIALLY after his recent immersion into mainstream music. (Hmm…perhaps that’s the problem here?). While he played the crowd’s favorites and also surprised us with a little collaborative performance with Will.I.Am., overall he did not WOW me. What I really remember most were those hard-hitting electro songs that he played…yes the ones that no one knew… and the ones that only satisfied those in let’s say – “another state of mind.”

Overall, I am still a big fan and supporter of his, but I can’t hide my disappoint from this weekend’s past performance. I did enjoy those special moments when he played his recent hits and everyone went crazy. His passion and enthusiasm for his music and fans is definitely evident in how he works the crowd while he talks to them during his performances. I’ll just have to keep thinking of those days when not everyone knew his name and his music was actually a little bit more creative… the days of “Love Don’t Let Me Go,” “The World is Mine, ” & “Stay” will forever be in my mind! For Insomniac professional pictures from the event, click HERE.

I have uploaded 6 video clips from the night on my YouTube channel – Click HERE to watch

For more pictures from the event, please visit my Facebook Fan Page

Electro Shock Therapy

What happens when you get electro shock therapy while listening to house music?

Maybe this?

Ok ouch… this is what REALLY happens……….

A) You listen to these songs B) You realize you can’t stop moving C) You def can’t turn the music off  D) You share it all with your friends E) You reach a maximum high of unstoppable dancing and partying. Ready?

B.E.P. – Do it Like This

Twin Blood – Once Again (Extended Mix)

Skrillex – All I Ask of You

B.E.P. – Time of Your Life (The Dirty Bit)

The Count & Sinden – Addicted To You (Take it the Club Remix)

Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me (Stan Courtois & Felly X-centrik Remix)

David Guetta & Taio Cruz – Little Bad Girl

**Can’t WAIT to hear David Guetta spin live this weekend at the Hollywood Palladium!!! (I will be posting a review of the show next week so stay tuned)

Tease Me, Squeeze Me, Please Me

The title of this post speaks for itself. From the sensual lyrics to the hot electro-beats, these songs will have you BEGGING for more 🙂

Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris – Tonight (Dirty Version)

Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Hagenaar & Albrecht Remix)

Deadmau5 – Sofi Needs a Ladder

Ke$ha – Cannibal

Afrojack ft. Eva Simmons – Take Over Control (Ian Carey Remix)

Rihanna – S & M

Le Love

The most talked about emotion in the history of mankind. It can be romantic, friendly, tragic, life changing, heart-stopping~heart-wrenching, complex (I could go on for days)…. and of course, most importantly, – it’s something that exists in the majority of our music. I searched LOVE in my iTunes just for fun –  you don’t even want to know how many songs came up. So, for no particular reason, this is a post all about LOVE and songs of LOVE, some old and new. Without getting too sappy, here is a list of songs that doesn’t JUST include house music. (Don’t be too shocked) 🙂

**Rihanna ft. Eminem – Love the Way You Lie PART II

I Blame Coco – Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Pretty Lights – Looking for Love (But Not So Sure)

DJ Sava Feat. Raluka – Love You (Radio Edit)

Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours

Mikael Weermets – Love is (French Government Remix)

Compact Disco – I’m in Love (Dave Martin, Hamvai Pg & Roberto Winny Remix)

Florence & The Machine – You Got the Love (XX Remix)

Haunted House

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:

Flux Pavilion – Haunt You

Party Ben – Walking With A Ghost in Paris (Tegan & Sara vs. Mylo) Mashup

Pocket808 ft. Nathan Hudson – Ghostship (Hook n Sling Remix)

Serge Devant ft. Hadley – Ghost

Deadmau5 – Ghosts n Stuff (Also try the Intro Version Mix)

And on to the other lovely creatures of the night:

Lady Gaga – Monster (Dark Intensity Remix)

Diplo – Must be a Devil

Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You (Mimosa Remix)

Cosmic Gate ft. Aruna – Under Your Spell

last but not least…. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Discotech Remix)

New Mix: DJ D’Lish – Beat Boutique

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

Tracklisting:

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

Kaskade L.A. Dynasty Tour – October 8, 2010

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

Friday Night FUN: DJ D’Lish at Geisha House!

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!

All images from the party are HERE and are also located on ALATURKA Online

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

Bosphorus Nights Presents: MADE IN ISTANBUL with DJ D’Lish

Join me Friday October 1st for Bosphorus Nights’ first Fall Event! I will be DJ’ing Latin, House, and Turkish Music all night! The last Bosphorus Nights event at Les Deux (Black and White Party) was a HUGE success and we are looking forward to sharing another fun-filled night with you!

The event will take place at Geisha House from 10pm – 2am.

6633 Hollywood Boulevard

***Ticket Information***

$20.00 (online sales due by October 1st, 2010 @ 7:00 pm)
$25.00 @ the door

Purchase tickets HERE

***Dinner Special***

If anyone would like to go to dinner before the party, make sure you tell your server that you are there for the BOSPHORUS NIGHTS event and you will get a 20% discount on your dinner.

(Raki will be served during the event!)

Hope to see you there!

For videos from the last Bosphorus Nights Event, visit DJ D’LISH YOUTUBE page

Hiptronica.

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA recently, but with a full-time job on my hands (which I am definitely NOT complaining about), it is a little more difficult to continuously post! Let’s see…not much to say except some of these more mainstream artists’ songs have been remixed and are now house mixes, some feature mainstream guest hip-hop artists, and the rest … well they just about represent the hybrid of hip-hop, r&b, and electronica.

Clinton Sparks – Favorite DJ (The Remixes)

**Benny Bennasi Remix Edit 1, Edit 2, Snake Remix, Green Lantern Remix (Dirty), (Clean), **Scene Remix, Enferno Remix, Skeet Skeet’s Howard Bass Remix

Swedish House Mafia – Miami 2 Ibiza (Extended Vocal Mix)

Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go (8 Barz Remix)

Stromae ft. Kanye West & Gilbere Forte – Alors On Danse

Jay-Z ft. Swizz Beatz – On to the Next One (Laidback Luke Bootleg)

***Also – if you’re in the LA area on October 1, I will be DJ’ing at Geisha House!!! SEE INVITE***

Labor Day Lovin’

I hope all of you had a relaxing and fun labor day! My weekend was full of friends, food, and music 🙂 Friday night I went to Playhouse in Hollywood to hear EDX spin at the annual Pre-Labor Day White Party. Saturday I had a bbq and pool party at my house, and then on Sunday – I went to XIV Restaurant to hear the EC Twins DJ! Overall, I am EXHAUSTED, but the weekend was well worth all of the craziness that ensued!

Let’s start with Playhouse and DJ EDX on Friday… the place was PACKED, but looked amazing with white decorations and balloons lining the entire club and the stage. EDX, also known as Maurizio Colella, came on around 12:15ish and blew the crowd away! My favorites that he played were: Kaskade, EDX ft. Haley – Don’t Stop Dancing and Dinka – Elements (EDX 5un5hine Remix), and Switchfoot – Always (Max Vangeli & AN21 Remix). Other songs that I enjoyed were Dennis Ferrer’s famous Hey Hey (Vandalism Remix) and Eric Morillo & Eddie Thoneick’s – Live Your Life! The crowd LOVED him!!

Sunday, SBE Entertainment threw a Neon Party at XIV Restaurant for Summer Sessions on the Terrace. I had a great time, but I will say that I really enjoyed it more last year when less people knew about the EC Twins and confessed their new “love” for house music. Nonethless, it was what I like to call a house-music circus on the terrace. A sea of neon lights and glow in the dark clothes filled the 100 degree terrace (hot is an understatement) as the shirtless EC Twins put on their very fascinating show for the drunken audience. Favorite songs they played: Tim Berg – Bromance (The Love You Seek and More) (Avicii’s Extended Vocal Mix), David Guetta & Afrojack – Louder Than Words & of course Yolanda Be Cool & DCup – We No Speak Americano!

Select videos from EDX Friday and XIV Summer Sessions Sunday will be posted on DJ D’Lish’s Youtube Channel

New Mix: Beat Traveler

As most of you know, I just returned from a 2 week vacation from Istanbul, Turkey. Traveling overseas and listening to all different types of music definitely inspired me to make a new mix, especially one with songs from all over the world! Beat Traveler is a 40 minute mix with Turkish, Spanish, French and Middle-Eastern inspired house music! (ok I threw in some stuff from the U.S. too) It’s what I like to call the melting pot of house music. So whether you’re a jet setter, world traveler, or just appreciate different sub-genres of house – this mix will be your first class ticket on a musical journey!

Artists include (in no particular order): Afrojack, Bob Sinclar, Hüseyin Karadayi, Dr. Kucho, In-Grid, Christan Burns, Jay C & Felix Baumgartner, Sydney Blu & Christian Falero feat. Ana Herrero, Jazzbit, Etronica/Bsno, & Noir feat. Alexander Perls.

Enjoy! xoxo

Download DJ D’Lish – Beat Traveler

Bosphorus Nights

Guess who’s back…..! I’m sorry for the recent delay in postings, but I am back from my vacation in Turkey and finally ready to give you all some new music! I had an amazing trip and was able to experience different types of nightlife this year. From the beautiful Bosphorus views and European influenced house music of Anjelique and Reina nightclubs all the way to the hipster bar scene in Taksim’s Tünel, I was able to not only hear an extreme variation in different music genres, but also hang out with an eclectic group of individuals in both environments! I don’t want to give you TOO much new music, as a new DJ D’Lish mix is in the works. (hint – East meets West part dos) 🙂 Start with these for now. Hope you enjoy!

Inside of Anjelique

Top level of Anjelique facing Bosphorus

View from Reina

Ben Watt & Stimming ft. Julia Biel – Bright Star (Sunrise Mix) From Sounds of Anjelique Vol. 4

Moonbeam ft. Blackfeel Wite – Song for A Girl (Moguai Remix)

Freestylers ft. Belle Humble – Cracks (Flux Pavillion Remix)

Tom Boxer ft. Antonia – Morena

Bent – Swollen (Ben Watt Vocal Mix) From Sounds of Anjelique Vol. 4

Richard Durand ft. Christian Burns – Night and Day (Vocal Mix)

My friend Daghan (DJ Saudade) dj'ing at Hardal in Tünel

My friend Dogus Cabakcor dj'ing at Lokal in Tünel

Friend/Musician Can Bonomo entertaining us in Taksim

Mélomane Monday: Summer Sailing

View of the Bosphorus in Istanbul

As I prepare (mentally & musically) to leave for Istanbul, Turkey in about two weeks, I found it very appropriate to write a post with all types of house music…because basically that’s what I’ll be hearing when I travel overseas. I’m definitely looking forward to late nights at Reina and Anjelique overlooking the beautiful Bosphorus – and of course – all the new house music I will be hearing and bringing back with me! So whether you are stuck in the U.S. all summer or not, here’s a little Euro flavor to make you feel like you are on vacation!

European Summer Songs: (Basically, if you want to feel somewhere shall I say “exotic” – listen to and download these goodies)

Jay C feat Felix Baumgartner – Souk (Original Mix)

**Dr. Kucho, 2C Adonis Alvarez 2C Marta Bolanos – La Tarde Se Ha Puesto Triste (Original Mix)

Denis the Menace – Bamboleo (Original Mix)

Consoul Trainin & Pink Noisy Ft Anastasia Zannis – Tango to Evora

Gregor Salto’s EP – Horizonte featuring Andalias, Crepusculo, Horizonte (G’s Straight Mix), Okoto, Mundocaso (I recommend downloading the entire album)

Other Additions:

Adam K ft. King Sunshine – My Love (EDX Remix)

Afrojack ft. Eva Simmons – Take Over Control

Alex Gaudino – I’m in Love (Vocal Club Mix)

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