Take a listen to my newest mix, “The Future Is Now” (Summer ’15 Future Trap, Rap & Dance Mix) by iLLUMiИUS on SoundCloud. Featuring trap, house, future house, dance, alternative rock, rap and more, this is my longest, and most polished DJ mix to date. Download for free on my Soundcloud:
New mix and FREE DOWNLOAD “Deeper Cuts [Vol. 2] [EDM Origins: Dance/Trance/House]” by iLLUMiИUS on SoundCloud. Featuring artists such as Not Ferris, Kaskade, Skylar Grey, Tears for Fears and Eric Prydz
Hope everyone is having a great week and a good Tuesday, regardless of whether you were at a club that was going up or not (couldn’t help myself). With the coming of Spring I have had a little bit more time to work on new mixes and original choreography. More people are out and about, and as the end of the semester approaches a well deserved break is around the bend as we transition into summer. In Atlanta, the fair weather already has the city more turnt than usual; I was recently enlisted to DJ at a small gathering downtown which was quite a fun, insightful experience (see video down below or click:).
[NEW Mix:] Deeper Cuts ’15 Vol. 2
IG Footage: Dropping Bouncin’ by DJ Bake & C4 at an ATL party/kickback. Jersey House in the building!
I’ve got two brand new mixes for you today released just in time for Spring as more of you are looking to turn up, travel or just enjoy good music. The first of my new mixes is an indie house blend, consisting of some eclectic and harder to find songs from the house and overall EDM genre, titled “Deeper Cuts.” Artists featured include: Thunderheist, Röyksopp, LCD Soundsystem, Fedde Le Grande, Nicky Romero featuring Matthew Koma and more…
Give it a listen (intended for long play, it’s about 30 min) or skim through and check it out where I hope you’ll find something you enjoy and can get down to. Check it out below, whether you want to sit back and chill through the course of the mix, or skim through and see if you find any new interesting songs, give it a listen. Be sure to comment as well, I will read them and like to see them no matter what they say.
My second mix I released about a week or two ago on Soundcloud, titled “ride out (2 This ATL)” is a mix of hip-hop and rap songs that you can ride out to. Several prominent rappers are featured, as well as a wide range of hip-hop and rap songs with a few trap tracks thrown in for good measure. This mix features artists such as: Gucci Mane, Chief Keef, Big Sean, Travi$ Scott, Cam’Ron, Dej Loaf, Kid Ink, Red Cafe, Juicy J and more…
Check it out above:
(note: Both mixes are still rough cuts with further editing and changes pending.)
I present to you the first DJ mix I have released in awhile “Mood: Daze in a Trance.” For this mix I chose to use trance songs, a few house tracks and other dance songs. Although I have more of a penchant for trap music, grime, bass, deep house but I felt a need to get back to my roots in dance music (continued after the jump/tracklist) or at least do one throwback mix like this.
[0:00] The Unknown – White Water
[2:50] I Found Peace (Matt Loopy RMX) – DJ Luka
[4:39] Dark Side of the Moon (Radio Cut) – Bastian & Ernesto
[6:37] Holding On to Nothing (Alex Gold 7″ Edit)[Alex Gold 7″ Edit] – Agnelli & Nelson
[10:05] Holding On (Above & Beyond Remix) – Ferry Corsten
[12:28] Must Be the Love (Dannic Remix) – Arty feat. Nadia Ali & BT
[17:20] Sleepyhead (Neo Tokyo Remix) – Passion Pit
[19:20] Turn It Gold (Ido Z Remix) – Hesta Prynn
[21:47] To U (feat. AlunaGeorge) – Jack U
(cont.) I wanted to do a mix that highlighted some of the electronic dance music (EDM) I grew up on or at least reflect some of its sound and spirit. Artists like BT, DJ Tiesto, ATB, Röyksopp, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, iiO (Nadia Ali), Scooter, Vincent De Moor, Junkie XL, Paul Oakenfold and Eiffel 65 to name a few, or rather a lot were some of the artists that ushered me into the world of dance music. These artists paved the way for the musicians that you now find on iTunes Top 20 Dance/EDM or whatever the top charts for that are today.
I remember this era (the late 90s and early-mid 00s) as a time when EDM was still very much a “European” thing and dance, house and trance music (while popular in some outlets like Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago) were still more like fringe movements. Today, a much smaller portion of electronic fans still follow trance releases (and some of the other off-shoots of EDM like eurotrance, eurodance, techno, happy hardcore, drum N’ bass etc.) as the mainstream mainly knows and wants to hear trap, house, dubstep, rap/rock/pop remixes or whatever is the hot sh*t advertisers and marketers are telling their brands to jump on NOW because rave culture is HOT! *rolls eyes (you ever notice/count all the dubstep and electronic in commercials, movies and TV shows in the past two years or so?)
Some of these artists I grew up on do still stay true to their original sound, but many have changed it while some expanded upon it (take DJ Tiesto for example). He has broken away from making the trance and “techno” that he first got famous from (“Traffic,” “Love Comes Again,” Ayla) and has transitioned more into dubstep, bass or more electronic style. Do not get me wrong I love all these genres and love the scape of dance music today; we needed EDM’s history to go down like this for us to get to the point where we are now. Where the US is now a major producer of dance music and, while we didn’t create dubstep (that was our neighbors “across the pond”), we definitely had a big hand in its growth, as an abundance of American DJs began spinning and creating it around 2009-2013, resulting in rarely ever a shortage of “generic” clubs playing the most played out of these songs to attract people wanting to “rave” the night away.
For those that are so inclined, I released a new mix under my alter-ego, LUMINUS, for the upcoming Spring season in March. This is the second volume of my “In the Mixx” series and is available on Soundcloud and through a link after the post.
This blend of hip-hop/rap music and electronic dance music features hits such as Young Thug’s “Danny Glover” [REMIX], the blog-topping, chart-climbing “Partition (Dave Aude Remix)” and a slick remix to Tinashe’s “2 On feat. Schoolboy Q” single by Wax Motif.
Also featured are songs from fellow DJs I’ve blogged about such as FLCNS (FALCONS) and DJ Renz (of the APH x Renz duo) and more. Check it out at the link up top or right here:
A aesthetic blend of house, EDM tracks from upbeat to down-tempo, spanning several artists in a continuous DJ mix by LUMINUS. I made this mix earlier last night. DL is available on Soundcloud.
Enjoy! Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!