Simon Caldwell: Electro mix live at Cold Crush
It’s here at long last! After hundreds of e-mails (well…..six) from frenzied Simon Caldwell fans demanding to know WHERE THE FUCK IT IS, finally the wait for the next episode of Cold Crushin’ Mixes is over.
This electro mix from Monsieur Caldwell was recorded live from the 1s and 2s at the opening night of Cold Crush, December 4 2009. We could go on and on about Simon Caldwell’s trademark super smooth mixes and cuts, or his delicious track selection of electro funk tracks both old school and new, but instead, here are a few words from the man himself!
With this set I was trying to play a whole bunch of my favourite electro tunes, mainly focusing on newer tracks with a bit of an old school vibe, and trying to tie them in with a few classic oldies. It was mixed with the dancefloor in front of me, so I tried to keep it pretty beat-based, but managed to get some spacey vibes in there too. I love how this kind of music makes really abstract things funky. It’s like the machines are making the music themselves if the sounds and the feel all click together; it’s organic and artificial at the same time. Unfortunately I don’t get to play these tunes very much any more (the complete rape of the word ‘electro’ hasn’t helped) so it was fun to drop them at Cold Crush. Hopefully you enjoy the mix and can have a little body-pop to it.
— Simon Caldwell
Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Egyptian Lover – Freak-A-Holic
Bumper – Tuff Groove
R-Damski – Project Pt. 1
Def Cut – I Pay Back
Mobile Space Unit – Eruption
The Artificial Arm – Welcome To The Planet Funk
Suat G – B-Boy Bonus Beats
Sven Vath – Schubduse (Anthony Rother Remix)
Resident Alien – Radio Killer
DMX Krew – Bass Mission
A1 People – Do It
Thomas Schumacher – When I Rock (Anthony Rother Remix)
Subway – Testing (Dexter Remix)
Chromatix – Cranioplasmatron
The Freeek – Martian Leaders O.E.
DJ Godfather – Aliens Got The 808
Egyptian Lover – Egypt, Egypt
Mental Blox – Bass Synthesiser
Uprock – Klockwerk Oranj
Biochip C – Steal It And Deal It (DMX Krew Edit)
Anthony Rother – Compression
Third Electric + Artificial Material – High Tension Wires
The Artificial Arm – You’ve Been Messing With My Mind
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
The mix was recorded on the night by our friend Sam over at SoulOfSydney, a massive thanks from the Cold Crush Mob!
Simon Caldwell in the mix!
Ps, Sydney-siders make sure you catch Simon Caldwell live and tearing shit up once again at the next Cold Crush — April 16, 202 Broadway, be there or be a sucker chump