Happy New Year everyone. This is the first mix of 2023, a year in which I hope to be a lot more active than recent times. Signs are positive, I actually enjoyed the search process for new music for the first time in a fair while. There are more and more releases but the amount of good stuff is about the same. That means an ever decreasing hit rate which can be draining and takes some of the fun and excitement out of listening to new stuff. Maybe it's the beautiful weather we've had down here over Xmas, but I enjoyed having a good old rummage this week.I'd say overall this at chilled end of the spectrum, especially the first hour. The highlight for me was finding an old classic I haven't heard for years and playing three mixes from it.Thank you to everyone that has reached out recently. It always blows me away to hear people say that my mixes form a backdrop to their lives and invoke memories of both happy and sad times. Imagine how inspiring it is to hear that from people all over the world that I've never even met! You've no idea how proud I am of my listeners and followers. I have a huge amount of respect for you going off the beaten path to have found me in the first place, and then to keep coming back. Obviously I'm biased but I think we all share an amazing taste in music! I love that so many of you have joined me on this musical journey over the years as the style changes with the times. I would love to meet more of you in the Pressure Radio chatroom during my fortnightly live show www.pressureradio.com/mobilechat/ . I know the time doesn't work for those of you in the Americas, but for everyone else especially those of you working from home, why not tune in and get an injection of sunshine into your day and say hi :)You can find details of the show on my FB page & group. As I always I really appreciate your feedback either directly or via comments on the mixes. I've been mixing for 29 years now and never stop growing. Your feedback is a key input, so thank you.Tracklisting:1: Boobjazz - Midnight Ceremony2: Bauhouse - Whole Lotta Groove3: Doctor M - Park Jam4: Dutchman Soul - Nine o Nine5: HRNS - Teena-s Cry (David Harness & Tedd Patterson Mix)6: Frankie Feliciano, Terry Dexter - No Maybe (Wez Whynt Vocal Remix)7: Wajeed - Motor City Madness (Underground Resistance Remix)8: Inner City - Back Together Again (Reece Classic Broken Mix))9: Mike Agent X Clark - Keep On Livin10: Brother James - Shadow11: Ross Couch - 4am12: Sebb Junior, Karmina Dai - The Menu (Club Mix)13: Dave Lee, Omar - Starlight (Grant Nelson Extended Mix)14: David Morales, Michelle Perera - Life is A Song (Philly Mix)15: Selva - Tropico16: Wes Whynt, Don Luciano - Keep The Faith17: Eric Kupper, K-Scope - Stairway to Nowhere18: Modento - You Know19: Riva Starr, Todd Terry - This Is The Sound20: Saison - The Riff (Ross Couch Remix)21: Pat Lok, Party Pupils - Alaska22: Inner City - Back Together Again (East Village Dub)23: Inner City Back Together Again (Reece Project Dub)24: Passion Dance Orchestra Worlds (Theme)Enjoy!
Hope everyone is well out there and you are finding the time to do the things that make you feel happy and fulfilled. I'm happy to say that I recently did so by flying over to Europe to attend this year's Suncebeat '22 festival in the beautiful Tisno, Croatia, followed by a trip back to the UK to visit family and friends.This month's mix is a celebration of the music and vibes from the week-long party. This is the first time I've appreciated the people and connections as much as the music. It's an older crowd so refreshingly there isn't the ego you get on a typical night out, just happy friendly people with amazing life stories. Loved catching up with friends old and new, missing you all already!The highlights for me were the excellent Deep Into Soul boat party with some of the UKs finest talent on display. The music they played really fired me up which I really needed. Another was Kenny Dope's kick-ass set at Barbarellas at 4am for two reasons. Firstly, the music was amazing, but I got to meet someone that has been listening to my mixes over the years and have chatted with online. We didn't recognise each other but were dancing near each other for over an hour! My friend got chatting to him and introduced me. He said he was Paul, I could hear he had a North American accent. I asked where he was from, he said \"Canada\". I asked if he was called \"Paul F*\" as I remembered talking to him a couple of months earlier online. That blew his mind!! He asked how I knew so I told him who I was - his reaction was priceless and something I'll never forget. We shared a BIG hug and took photos. It was a beautiful moment, a real connection with someone I have shared a virtual connection through our shared love of music. It's something I could never have imagined when all this began.I couldn't wait to do this show, it's the most excited I've been in a looong time. I loved mixing it live on Pressure and I'm so happy with the result. I hope you come to love it as much as I do.Finally a big shout to Andreas Hilden, who answered my cry for help and gave me some of my mixes that I have misplaced so I can restore the full c2eMusic collection on Podomatic.Credit and thanks to Ben Brophy for the cover picture and for allowing me to use.Please share the love and the music - let's make this world a better place one house mix at a time.Tracklisting,1: Horatio Luna - Patrice2: Nikitsch, Kuna Maze - Hey This Must Be Deep3: Black Sonix - Danny-s Jam (Sean's Inverted Dub)4: Caiiro - The Akan5: King Kooba - Slightly Burnt6: Neil Pierce - Rok Da Riddim7: Schmoov - Put Your Mind8: Dabous - Groundware9: Demarkus Lewis - Universal Language10: Grant Nelson - NineFour11: Emmaculate, Kaye Fox - Do It (Instrumental Mix)12: Demarkus Lewis - Too Many13: Ross Couch - Music Heals14: Nebraska - Aglio e Olio15: Danny Tenaglia - The Brooklyn Gypsy16: Emmaculate - Konga Madness17: Benny Maverick ft Dladla Mshunquisi & Spiritbanger - Memeza18: Col Lawton - Feel In Love19: CarlInTheHood - Feel The Heat (Zetbee Mix)20: Luxury - J.A.W.S21: Kink - Pocket Piano22: Mochakk - Da Fonk ft Joni23: Babs Presents - Jazz Night24: Moodymann - TributeEnjoy!
I'm finally back!!!! It's been a while, well over a year in fact. I moved into a penthouse in June 2020 with an amazing set up. It had two floors and the top floor had a really cool balcony over the lounge and uninterrupted views across the city to the Blue Mountains. There was a huge open space, wooden floor and big enough for 40/50 people to dance, I was so excited. There was just one problem - the walls were wafer thin and my only neighbour had his bedroom right next to the dancefloor!! DISASTER. So I was unable to mix for the following 12 months.I had to move in July of this year as the owner wanted to sell, I was gutted as it was a beautiful place, but it meant I had a chance to get the music back online. I was lucky to find another two storey penthouse with a similar unbroken view across the city. However this one had a big walk in wardrobe in my bedroom capable of fitting my vinyl and DJ equipment in. It has a full floor to ceiling window with amazing views, but importantly it's on the opposite side of the apartment to my neighbour, and the walls are made of sturdy stuff. As a result I've been able to resume my residency on Pressure radio and even run a fortnightly Zoom/Mixcloud party on Saturday's to entertain those of us stuck in lockdown. So here we are with the first release of a new era, maybe I should rename to c3eMusic :).This mix is a recording from the last weeks Pressure Radio show. Big shouts and thanks to everyone that came and supported in the chatroom and on the outside via the player. It felt so good to be back and interacting with everyone.To be honest I didn't listen to or buy any new music for the whole period I was offline. I never thought I'd ever say that. This show is full of mainly new music acquired over the two weeks prior to the show. I don't think it's quite as smooth or tight as past mixes, but the tunes are great so still worth publishing.Fingers crossed we can go on another uninterrupted run for the next few years.Massive thank you to everyone that takes the time to listen to this mix or downloads, I would fully understand if I had been forgotten about, so I'm very appreciative of your ongoing support.Tracklisting:1: Luke Fono, BB James - 4Real2: Miguel Migs - Floating Spaces (Salty Rub)3: VALL - Don't Make Me4: Marlon Kirk - All I Want5: Mangabey - Purple Gutter6: Shur-I-Khan - Strings, Beats & Life7: Adam Nyquist - No One Knows8: Deenamic - Fears9: Cody Currie, Desney Bailey, Mikeal Acker, Andy K, JoeL Holmes - Metropolis10: Loni Clark - Rushing (Timmy Regisford Retouch)11: Robert Matos - Candela En La Cuarentena (Rob's Soul Jazz Mix)12: Jesse Bru - Yellow Sunshine Machine13: Austins Groove - Take Hold14: Adam Nyquist - Second Summer15: Mattei & Omich, Ella - Roots (Moon Rocket Remix)16: Junior Sanchez - Da Kultur17: Slam Mode - 100%18: Montefiori Cocktail - Lazy Busy (Spellband Mix)19: Hazzaro - Cloud Nine20: Mar Vista - Cor 98'21: Sune - Humble22: Sophie Lloyd, Dames Brown - Calling Out
Yep that's right not just smooth but Kojak smooth - but don't go expecting much phunk - we only have one Dave Lee track in here.This week's show was moved to Friday as people were telling me they couldn't get access to the stream. I also couldn't see whether I was streaming or not, so best option was to postpone.Big thanks to Leah and Jules for keeping me company in the chatroom on the Friday.The mix opens with some serious pitch action. The first two tracks are originally 114 and 119 BPM - ever so gently squished up to 124! Gives them a different feel and I for one like it.The mix flows from deep to smooth, with a healthy dollop of deepness. The vocals then kick in with \"Closer\", \"Lucky\" and \"Let's Stay Home\".The tempo picks up and gets all Phunky courtesy of Dave Lee with his excellent mix of \"Love Today\". We get a cheeky Chicago slap from Cajmere on \"Feel It\" before getting all grown up and jazzy with Tob, Der B-r. Sean McCabe keeps things bouncin' along before the first of three (yes three!) tracks from the inform Ross Couch. Not often every track from an EP get's rinsed in the same set these days, but it would have been rude not to, and besides I couldn't decide on which one to play, so why not play them all. The mix takes on that new electronic sound with Audiowhores and Richard Earnshaw on remix duty. We then have the first of two blasts from the past, \"You Took My Lovin\" is a spring chicken at 19 years old. One of the original NNR releases and very different sounding to the rest of the releases on the label. The pensioner title though goes to Mr Monday's \"Future\" a favourite of mine harking back to 1990 - yes that's 23 years old. Old enough to have gone to Uni and have the degree in \"Top Shelf Choonage\" that it deserves. The mix ends with a new track from Deetron that I couldn't decide where to place in the mix, but I think it sounds at home switching off the lights and sending you all on your way.If Kojak were still fighting crime today you'd like to think he'd be blasting this out of his old brown 1974 Buick Century Regal with the magnetic red light flashing away while booting it round the streets of NY kicking ass, sucking his trusty lollipop and admiring his smooth shiny barnet.....\"who loves ya baby\" 59ce067264