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What happened to the Disco last week?!

I’m SOOOOO Sorry! This is second week in a row that I’ve fucked up my release dates but I promise it’ll get better. See I decided to branch out a bit and try my hand at a nu-disco set. That royally fuckulated everything because trying too hard to make that work gave the worst case of the DJ equivalent of writer’s block that I’ve ever had. No worries! We’re back!! With more deep house since that’s what I’m good at. I’ll try again at some disco sometime soon, I promise!!

At the request of a number of my listeners, this is the first set I’ve encoded at 320kbps, so load times and data usages might be affected. The file size is a full 3 times larger than usual. You’ll just have to be patient with load times. I also went to the extra effort to smooth everything out using MixedInKey Platinum Notes, so this really should be the best sounding set I’ve done thus far. I couldn’t be bothered to stop drinking while I was recording though so the jury is out on how good the actual mix is! In any case, enjoy!

INPHINITYYYYYYYY

Inphinity Playing at Tech(no7)

Inphinity Playing at Tech(no7)

Don’t worry! I promise I’ll still post my weekly mix for you to listen to tomorrow! I’m posting early today because one of my all-time favorite DJ’s has just released the 4th installment of his Night Tales series of Deep House mixes. Like any other Deep House mix, don’t expect to have your face melted. It starts out slow, picks up for awhile, then gently puts you right back where it found you. It’s just some high quality, even paced, smooth transitioned deep house to keep your day moving along. It’s only been out for a few hours and I’ve already jammed out to it twice.

If you grew up in the house music scene in Chicago, Inphinity is practically a household name. He started out playing in the Suburban teen clubs shortly after the end of the Bad Boy Bill era and hasn’t stopped since. Currently the resident at Chicago’s Spybar, he’s held residencies at Chicago’s Sound-Bar, Mannequin (now TheMid), and has played at the up and coming Tech(no) loft series. As an 11 year listener, spybar regular, and deep house junkie, I’m just going to be upfront and say that I’m biased.

We all know how much I feel about Soundcloud, so the fact that I’m embedding this here must tell you something… Enjoy!

Better Late Than Ever

I know, I know, I know, I’m supposed to be filling your ears with noise every WEDNESDAY! What the fuck am I doing posting this 2 days late?! Sorry, I was just too busy flying out to Chicago to pop bottles at Spybar and go to Reverse Event’s latest blowout afterhours in their Tech(no) series. The State Dependent Learning set that I prerecorded for this week’s post turned out like shit and I’ve had work piling up from being out of town. Because I love you guys so much, I pulled 2 straight all-nighters this week and got my work done just in time to get drunk for last night’s recording session. I’ve been listening to a lot more Techno lately so I hope you guys don’t mind how schizophrenic sounding this set is. I can’t decide whether I like playing chill deep house or Techno, so I gave you a bit of both! I also threw in a little treat at the end for 2 of my favorite people in the whole world. They played one of my bowling sets at their St. Paddy’s day party but sadly couldn’t come out this weekend due to a surgery. In either case, shoutout to Dan and Janine!!

State Dependent Learning – Vol 2 (3/27/2015)

Tracklist

  • 1 – Compuphonic – Sunset
  • 2 – 16 Bit Lolitas – Deep in my Soul
  • 3 – Chaim (feat. Meital Derazone)- Too Dark for You
  • 4 – Duke Dumont – Street Walker (Reset Safari Remix)
  • 5 – Kill Frenzy – All Night Long
  • 6 – RioTGear – Take One (Luthier Remix)
  • 7 – NIGHTOWLS x Dirty Doses – Primetime
  • 8 – Le Youth – R E A L (Bixel Boys Remix)
  • 9 – Tensnake (feat. Syron) – Mainline (Dub)
  • 10 – Jean Claude Ades & Rony Seikaly – Into Me
  • 11 – Carlos Sanchez & DJ Ray – The Life is Starting
  • 12 – The Holy Mash – Gifted
  • 13 – Curbi – Force
  • 14 – Gel Abril – Spells Of Yoruba (Jamie Jones Watertight Mix)
  • 15 – Kill Frenzy & Christian Martin – Bondi
  • 16 – Guti & King Brain – Opus 2
  • 17 – Deorro (feat. DyCy) – Five Hours (Don’t hold me back)

Speaking of late, and speaking of Techno

If you’re ever in Chicago, you guy simply MUST check out the Tech(no) loft series. Fellow afterhours junkies know that most of these events are usually an afterthought. They’re usually hastily set up in shady neighborhoods with poor sound quality, D-list talent, and an influx of club weirdos and “zombies,” around 4am. This is what makes the Tech(no) series refreshingly different. It’s put on once a month by the guys at Reverse Events, who are all solid dudes and friends of mine. I’ve been to a number of their events and each time I’m never let down. Between the professional grade sound system, dazzling light effects, and well organized security, you’d think you were in a club that just happens to stay up late.

This most recent one was a ridiculous! 3 Levels in a nondescript area of Chicago’s South Side, each with a stage and bar. Speaking of the bar, most of these places tend to be staffed by amateurs, but I’ve never waited longer than 5 minutes for a drink at any Tech(no) event. Pretty damn impressive for a place that hit capacity relatively early. I know that vacation slides are in poor taste, but you guys simply have to see this to believe it.

Ok now let’s talk some technology

You may have noticed that the player is a little different. Namely, there’s a download link and playcounts! Neither of these were trivial projects to implement, though I think being shitfaced while I was coding them up had more to do with it than anything else. Basically all I’m doing is latching onto the click event on the play button and incrementing a counter in the database. I know I should really double check to make sure that people actually listen to a file for longer than a few seconds, but I’ve got lots of fish to fry ok dudes!

The player is still fucked on the homepage. I looked into this a bit and it seems like this jsPlayer just really hates playing nicely with other players on the same page when you try to call the create method more than once. This is happening because the create script is embedded in the post. When the homepage loads, it loads up 3 posts and 3 players. Then we end up with this infinite loop of nonsense. The load scripts really should live in the page load rather than the posts, but that’s going to require digging into wordpress and I’m already over my quota on all-nighters.

Have a great weekend and enjoy!