11 February 2012

Packing up the old blog

I'm moving all my old content, including the stuff this blog used to contain, over to one place. It'll probably be fonotype.com once I get around to making the site. I have the domain already, and a placeholder up for now. In the mean time, check here for the latest:

Update: the new blog is at http://jcodec.blogspot.com

J. Codec

fonotype records

04 November 2010

J. Codec's Biography

I finally sat down and wrote myself a proper third-person biography for Last.fm. Though I typically frown upon self-written third-person biographies (they all tend to sound far more grandiose than the artist deserves), I felt that if I was very honest, transparent and true, it would come out well. It did. Since I spent the time crafting it for another website, I thought it'd be only appropriate that I posted it on my own blog.


J. Codec (born Jason Cook) is a DJ and producer from Los Angeles, California who has released a handful of songs on small indie labels since 2001. He started his career in 1996, DJing on WRCT Pittsburgh 88.3 FM, the radio station of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Carnegie-Mellon University, where he studied art. After radio, he played at clubs and raves, in Southern California at first, then later as far as Eastern Europe.

J. Codec’s musical themes tend to feature an emphasis on complex polyrhythms, intense synthesizer work and deep bass, blending elements of house, techno, breakbeat and dubstep. However, in the mid- to late-90s, he was focused on drum & bass. His first release was as half of the duo, “Digital Physics”, along with Southern Californian DJ Syphon. In 2000 Digital Physics wrote three hard-hitting drum & bass tracks under the Futurestep Recordings imprint, which saw little distribution.

His first widely-distributed release was his first artist mix CD in 2001, which was mixed by J. Codec, and consisted entirely of tracks written by himself, Digital Physics, and fellow Los Angeles DJ, producer, and long-time collaborator, Anti. This album was actually released twice: the first time as a limited-edition CD with original art by J. Codec himself and entitled “Continuous Play”; the second as a digital-only release and entitled “Hard Math vol. 1 - Algorhythms”. Both versions were released under the Dragonbeats Recordings imprint.

The follow-up to the first album was entitled “Hard Math vol. 2 - Logarhythms”, which is another DJ mix of Dragonbeats Recordings singles, some new, some remixes of the songs on volume 1. This was J. Codec’s last deliberately-distributed drum & bass release.

Some time after 2001, J. Codec diversified his sound, branching out into house, techno, breakbeat, and later, dubstep. His first notable release outside of drum & bass was the electro house banger “Inside Your Soul” which featured heavy drumming, dirty synths, soulful female vocals and a breakbeat breakdown. Even though the track was never officially released, it was the fifth most requested song on an Eastern European radio station’s house music chart in 2005. Since then, J. Codec has put out over a dozen DJ mixes on his blog at http://codecrecords.blogspot.com - about half house, the other half a combination of techno, breakbeat and dubstep.

In 2010, J. Codec announced his new label, fonotype. The label is expected to release it’s first single later this year.

J. Codec - Live in Los Angeles

On Halloween weekend, 2010, Source.CTRL (fellow fonotype label mate CTRL-S and I) dropped a massive five-and-a-half hour set on the Echo Park Underground. While I did bring out a whole stack of brand new tracks, I really love playing at that venue because of the crowd's open-mindedness; I can play more "left field" tracks than I can get away with at most venues. I can break down all the way into Martin Dawson's mellow, soulful vocals on Andre Crom's "Gonna Be Alright" or the eerie mind-warp techno of Phil Kieran's remix of Roel H's "Dancing Bears" - these types of tracks are excellent and rarely-heard at a typical club or rave.

The show was great, the crowd was having it, and about half a dozen people asked me if we were recording it. Sadly, we didn't record that show, but since so many people asked, I used the same Ableton set that I used at the party and recorded a similar set the next day on my Jazzmutant Lemur (shown in the pic above). Unfortunately, this isn't the same exact Source.CTRL set - CTRL-S' Serato wizardry isn't there - but some time in the near future I promise that Source.CTRL will post a live recording soon. Really, I promise - no more six-month delays!

So, I present Live in Los Angeles - a massive four-hour mix in four parts. This set feels a lot like the "live experience" - with four hours, I can take the audience through movements, starting off with some chill headnod deep house, progressing through minimal, tech, electro, jackin', tribal and dubby business as it goes. I also tried to keep it feeling nice and live by avoiding any post-production - I just sat down and recorded it straight through so you get it as-is, imperfections and all. Also, sorry about not posting the labels - there are just too many tracks here and I've spent all day preparing photos and video from the show, too. I'm exhausted!
  1. Angel Stoxx - Close Your Eyes
  2. Miles Maeda - My World (Giom 'Call My World' Remix)
  3. Andre Crom - Gonna Be Alright feat. Martin Dawson
  4. Kid Cudi - Day & Night (Jokers Of The Scene Remix, J. Codec Edit)
  5. Oxia & Eric Borgo - Plastic Bed
  6. Gregor Salto & DJ Gregory - Canoa
  7. Joe Maker - Minima Muchacho
  8. Ismael Rivas & Wally Lopez - Is Deeper
  9. AC Slater - Take You feat. Ninjasonik (Nadastrom Remix)
  10. Adam Beyer & Alexi Delano - Sleep Horn
  11. Phunk Investigation - Dark Floor
  12. Roy Rosenfeld - Balloons
  13. Noob - Petit Totocar
  14. Milton Jackson - Breathe (Roy Rosenfeld Remix)
  15. BSOD - Even More Sketchy
  16. Joan Reyes - It's Like
  17. Olivier Giacomotto & DJ Tonio - V1ru5
  18. Balthazar & JackRock - Olga
  19. Nick & Danny Chatelain & Roberto Serrano - Pikante (Mastiksoul Remix)
  20. Jquintel & Manufactured Superstars - Haste
  21. Nujax - Beat Gon' Boom (Dooze Jackers Remix)
  22. A.L.C.A. - Calling Africa (JASC Remix)
  23. Mark Reeve - Carlito
  24. Angel Stoxx - I Dropped My E On The Dancefloor
  25. Rah Band - Clouds Across The Moon (Neuroxyde & Aki Bergen Remix)
  26. Green Velvet - La La Land (Pleasurekraft 'Sideshow' Remix)
  27. Nicola Olivetti & Faith Inetas - Locongas (Jay Lumen Rework)
  28. Fedde Le Grand & Funkerman - The Joker
  29. HiJack - Can't Touch
  30. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano - Pondo (Chuckie & Silvio Ecomo Remix)
  31. Justin Martin & Ardalan - Mr. Spock
  32. Mikix The Cat - Hot Block
  33. Afrojack - Polkadots 2010 (Oliver Twizt Remix)
  34. Crookers - Cooler Couleur (AC Slater Remix)
  35. Crookers - Put Your Hands On Me feat. Kardinall Offishall & Carla (BeatauCue Remix)
  36. Robin S. - Show Me Love (Afrojack Remix)
  37. M.I.A - Steppin' Up (Breakdown HARD LA Remix, J. Codec's "Not Too Hard" Edit)
  38. Shopliftas - Freak Out (Bass Kleph Remix)
  39. Roel H. - Dancing Bears (Phil Kieran Remix)
  40. Redman - I Hold The Crown (His Majesty Andre Remix)
  41. Roger Sanchez - 2Gether (DJ Chus & Robbie Taylor InStereo Remix)
  42. Jay Lumen - Do Not Cross
  43. Sebastien Leger - Mixtape (Umek Remix)
  44. Todd Terry, Prok & Fitch - Something's Going On
  45. Pitto - Feelin' (J. Codec Edit)
  46. Koen Groeneveld - Air Breaks
  47. HiJack & Brabe - Boogie
  48. Malente - I Like It (Riva Starr Remix)
  49. Swing Kids - Nonsense
  50. Binkers - Do It Right (J. Codec Edit)
  51. Santiago & Bushido - All That I Can Say
  52. Santos - Camels (Trick & Kubic Remix)
  53. Deadmau5 - SOFI Needs A Ladder (Roy Rosenfeld Remix)
  54. Spencer & Hill vs. Bastian Van Shield - Cantina (Bastian Van Shield Mix)
  55. Afrojack - Claudia
  56. Roy Rosenfeld - So Juicy
  57. Foamo - Here Comes
  58. Olivier Giacomotto - Back Down
  59. Audio Bullys - Flickery Vision (Tim Green Remix)
  60. Jack Beats - Revolution
  61. MC Flipside & Neon Stereo - This Noiz
  62. Erick Decks & David Puentez - In My Mouth feat. Lauren Neko (Nicky Romero Remix)
  63. Umek - Circles of Hell (Sebastien Leger Remix)
  64. Kobbe vs. Balthazar & JackRock - La Puneta (Dub Makers Remix)
  65. The Machine - Oosa
  66. Jay Lumen - Good Woodoo
  67. Round Table Knights - Cut To The Top
  68. Black Raw - Circo Nero
J. Codec - Live in Los Angeles
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27 May 2010

J. Codec - Jack Move

Jack Move, recorded on 24 May, 2010, is a long-awaited mix - it's been more than six months since I've posted one, as some people have pointed out elsewhere on the web. It doesn't stick to a particular genre. There's a little jacking business, some tribal sounds, some minimal stuff and a whole lot of bass. This mix sticks to a particular vibe, but traverses a few subgenres.
  1. A1 Bassline - 8oh8 [Southern Fried Records]
  2. Avicii & Sebastien Drums - My Feelings For You (Angger Dimas Bambu Remix) [Superstar Recordings]
  3. Sticky K - Club Persh (Will Bailey Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
  4. Afrojack , Diplo & Switch - How I LIke it (BeatauCue Remix) [White Label]
  5. DJ Zinc - Killa Sound (HeavyFeet Remix) [Bingo Bass]
  6. Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup - We No Speak Americano [Sweat It Out!]
  7. Crookers - Put Your Hands On Me feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla (BeatauCue Remix) [White Label]
  8. Hess Is More - Ssshhhh (Zombie Disco Squad Remix) [Music For Dreams]
  9. A1 Bassline - Here Come Da [Southern Fried Records]
  10. AC Slater - Take You feat. Ninjasonik (Drop The Lime Remix) [Trouble & Bass Recordings]
  11. Martin Solveig - One 2 3 Four (Funk D Remode) [White Label]
  12. Carlos Barbosa & Artistic Raw - As We Drop (Hatiras Remix) [Play Digital]
  13. Spencer & Hill - Cool (Afrojack Remix) [Tiger Records]
  14. Andi Vax - Bla Bla Bla feat. Action [White Label]
  15. Noob & Brodinski - Cajou Club [Turbo Recordings]
  16. Mark Laurenz - Shit! feat. Mr. M.O.R.E. (Thunderous Jerry Remix) [B-Bass Recordings]
  17. Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer - Blau! (Doorly Remix) [Fool's Gold Records]
  18. David Morales & The Bad Yard Club - In De Ghetto feat. Delta (Radio Mix) [Mercury Records]
J. Codec - Jack Move  [Download]

03 October 2009

J. Codec - Smut

Smut is a dubstep mix recorded on 3 October, 2009. Though I like to listen to dubstep, like to write it, and enjoy hearing a sick dubstep DJ or live act, I don't think I'd play it myself. However, I've gotten so many sick dubstep tracks lately I just had to put this mix together: 65 minutes, 32 tracks of sophisticated filth. Word.
  1. Basement Jaxx - Raindrops (Joker & Ginz Remix) [XL Recordings]
  2. 12th Planet vs. Ras Kass - West Coast Dub [White Label]
  3. MSTRKRFT - Heartbreaker feat. John Legend (12th Planet Remix) [White Label]
  4. Kaskade & Deadmau5 - I Remember (Caspa Remix) [EMI Records]
  5. Lea Luna - Leaving For Mars (B. Rich Remix) [Play Me Records]
  6. B. Rich - Everyday Hustle (AC Slater Remix) [A New Hope Records]
  7. Wild Animals, Chase & Status & Snoop Dogg - Snoop Dogg Millionaire feat. Tanvi Shah [White Label]
  8. Nero - Act Like You Know (Dubstep Mix) [Breakbeat Kaos]
  9. Herve - Science Of Fear (Herve Dub Remix) [White Label]
  10. Larry Tee - Hipster Girl (Evol Intent Remix) [White Label]
  11. Kyza - Go (Bar 9 Remix) [White Label]
  12. DJ Fast Eddie - Yo Yo Get Funky (Crissy Criss Remix) [Giant Pussy Records]
  13. Benga - The Cut [Tempa]
  14. Black Sun Empire - Hyper Sun [Shadows Of The Empire]
  15. High Rankin - No Money For Guns [Cheaper Thrills]
  16. Youngman & Crissy Criss - Kick Snare [V Records]
  17. AC Slater - Hello (Trumpdisco Remix) [White Label]
  18. Reso - Beasts In The Basement [Civil Music]
  19. Chasing Shadows - Ill [HENCH]
  20. Capcom - Bionic Commando Theme (Rusko Remix) [White Label]
  21. Rusko - Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix) [Sub Soldiers]
  22. TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Remix) [DStyle]
  23. Bar 9 - Shaolin Style (Nero Remix) [White Label]
  24. Excision & Datsik - Calypso [Rottun]
  25. Chasing Shadows - Amirah [HENCH]
  26. Datsik - Gizmo [White Label]
  27. Pendulum - Showdown (Excision Remix) [Breakbeat Kaos]
  28. Ruckspin & Reso - Runway [Ranking Records]
  29. High Rankin - Sulfur Tears [Suicide Dub]
  30. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - Bonkers (Doorly Remix) [White Label]
  31. Lily Allen - The Fear (Herve AKA The Count Saves Lily Allen From The Fear Remix) [EMI Records]
  32. La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Mix) [White Label]
J. Codec - Smut [Download]

27 August 2009

J. Codec - Delivery Health

I could have sworn I posted this mix a long time ago but it seems to have disappeared. Oh well. Here it is again.

This is a funky house and electro mix recorded live on 12 July, 2008, exactly one year before the mix in the previous blog entry was recorded. It's light-hearted, sexy and fun. The name "Delivery Health" is a Japanese slang term for an outcall-only call girl service.
  1. DJ Mehdi - I Am Somebody feat. Chromeo (Montreal Version) [Ed Banger Records]
  2. Hatiras - More Bounce (Instrumental Mix) [Blow Media]
  3. Treasure Fingers - Come True Tonight (Dub Mix) [White Label]
  4. Chris Kaeser - I Feel Fire (Hatiras Remix) [Blow Media]
  5. Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler [Wichita Recordings]
  6. Crookers - Chippin' [On The Brink Recordings]
  7. Soundbluntz - Maybe You'll Get Lucky feat. Cheyne (Hatiras Remix) [Blow Media]
  8. Siriusmo - Allthegirls (Yuksek Remix) [Exploited]
  9. D.Ramirez & Tom Stephan - Shake It Baby [Slave Recordings]
  10. Macca - Backtrack (Hatiras & Adam K Dirty Mix) [Blow Media]
  11. Maral Salmassi - Natural Fun (Zero Cash Remix) [Television Rocks]
  12. Pnau - Embrace feat. Ladyhawke (Miami Horror & Fred Falke Remix) [etcetc]
  13. Air - Cherry Blossom Girl (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) [Source Records France]
  14. Matt Rock - What U Feel (Deadmau5 Remix) [Hardplace]
  15. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Miami Horror Remix) [White Label]
  16. Hatiras - Lost in Space [Blow Media]
  17. Bad Boy Bill - Everybody [Global House Records]
  18. Van She - Strangers (Strip Steve Remix) [Modular Recordings]
  19. Strip Steve - Skatin' [Arcade Mode]
  20. DatA - Aerius Light (Breakbot Remix) [Ekler'O'ShocK]
J. Codec - Delivery Health[Download]

19 July 2009

J. Codec - Live In Hollywood

This mix was recorded live at Sweet Sundays on 12 July, 2009, at Halo Patio in Hollywood, CA, USA. I got so many requests for mix CDs after this set that I decided to post the recording for everyone to download.

This set was actually an encore show. I also played Sweet Sundays the week before on 5 July, 2009. I was surprised by the crowd there - they liked much harder, grimier electro than I had expected, so I brought an hour's worth of ruckus in this set.
  1. Jo Kira - De Nada (Aniki's Thank U Very Much Mix) [Satan's Circus Records]
  2. Mike Muvment - Eastern Block Facial (Blende Remix) [Backzide Records]
  3. Callum B - Raver Flava (Lazy Rich Remix) [Big Fish Recordings]
  4. Lazy Rich - Take Control [Plasma.Digital]
  5. Noisia - Yellow Brick [Division Recordings]
  6. Don Rimini - Let Me Back Up (Crookers Tetsujin Mix) [Mental Groove]
  7. Streetlife DJs - Yo Jay [Street Beats]
  8. Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King (Le Castle Vania Remix) [Buzzard Gulch]
  9. Jon-E Industry - Look Out (Lazy Rich Remix) [Nu Industry Recordings]
  10. Dani Deahl - Poppin' Bottles feat. Whiskey Pete (Dani Deahl Mix) [Red Stick Recordings]
  11. Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (A1 Bassline Remix) [White Label]
  12. B. Rich - Ain't Here To Party feat. Whiskey Pete (AC Slater Remix) [Palms Out Sounds]
  13. Rico Tubbs - Boom Riddim [Cheap Thrills]
  14. Brad Slims - Kill The System (Stupid Fresh Remix) [Prompt Digital]
  15. Mustard Pimp - Telesiegege [White Label]
  16. Designer Drugs - ZOMBIES! (Hot Pink Delorean Thrillernight Remix) [White Label]
  17. Stereoheroes - Boom Slang (Rayflash Remix) [Leonizer Records]
  18. Project Bassline - Drop The Pressure (Jack Beats Rinsed Out Rave Mix) [Cheap Thrills]
  19. TC - Where's My Money? (Caspa Remix, Jack Beats Reedit) [White Label]
  20. Gigi Barocco, Blatta & Inesha - Where Is It? (Calvertron Remix) [Jack Knife Records]
  21. Stonewash & Fagault - Violet (Lazy Rich Remix) [Plasmapool]
  22. Wolfgang Gartner - Wolfgang's 5th Symphony [Kindergarten]
  23. Franz Ferdinand - No You Girls (Zodiac Cartel Remix) [White Label]
J. Codec - Live In Hollywood [Download]

29 March 2009

J. Codec - The Assurance Of Tomorrow

The Assurance Of Tomorrow is a progressive electro mix recorded on 29 March, 2009. This set was inspired by the kinds of shows I've been playing lately: gigs in Hollywood at clubs frequented by Eastern European expatriates. That crowd digs a more progressive sound than I usually play but they really know how to party so I don't mind.

This set shows how J. Codec does progressive - with a heavy dose of bass, electro, and some breaks for good measure. The name comes from a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow."
  1. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around Comes Around (Sebastien Leger Remix) [Zomba Records]
  2. Sebastien Leger - Sun [Mistakes Music]
  3. Jerome Isma-Ae - Smile When You Kill Me [Jee Productions]
  4. Deadmau5 - This Noise (Deeper Logic Mix) [Play Digital]
  5. HippE - Major Waves (John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Hardplace]
  6. DJ Dan - Illectrolingus (Gutter Mix) [In Stereo]
  7. Leko - Conscious Mind feat. Lollievox (Noel Sanger Remix) [Tharsis Records]
  8. Kostas Skretas - Tears On The Leaf (Lank Remix) [Dark Pleasure Records]
  9. D.Ramirez - With Me Or Against Me feat. TC [Toolroom Records]
  10. Faithless - Bombs (Benny Benassi Mix) [Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.]
  11. Who's Who - Klack (Inpetto Remix) [Size Records]
  12. Jimmy Van M - My Eyes Part 2 feat. Steve T & Marc Mitchell (Dibby Dougherty Remix) [Proton Music]
  13. Amo, Navas, D-Nox & Beckers - Memory Cell [Fresco Records (Spain)]
  14. Mason - The Ridge (Tommy Trash Remix) [Great Stuff Recordings]
  15. Laidback Luke - Hypnotize feat. Steven Granville [Stealth Records (UK)]
  16. Pryda - Miami to Atlanta [Pryda Recordings]
  17. Deadmau5 - Ghosts 'N Stuff [mau5trap Recordings]
  18. Agent K & Bella - Sierra Leone (The Phat Riderz Remix) [Digital Records]
  19. Dave Spoon - Bad Girl At Night feat. Lisa Maffia (Beat Vandals Remix) [Toolroom Records]
  20. Macca - Backtrack (Hatiras & Adam K Dirty Mix) [Blow Media]
  21. Diamond Cut - Teardrops (Treasure Fingers Filter House Remix) [White Label]
  22. Mason - Exceeder [Middle Of The Road Music]
  23. Wally Lopez - Patricia Never Left The House (Amo & Navas Knockout Rework) [The Factoria]
  24. Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia (Turkish Prison Remix) [White Label]
  25. Yuksek - I Could Never Be A Dancer [Has Been]
J. Codec - The Assurance Of Tomorrow [Download]

14 March 2009

J. Codec - Can't Sit Still

Can't Sit Still is a quirky fidget and electro house mix recorded on 14 March, 2009. I had been collecting and playing a lot of quality tracks and hadn't put out a new mix is a couple of months so that's what this mix is all about. I didn't use any of my usual tricky filters or effects which gave me plenty of space to perform lots of slick crossfader manuvers.
  1. Mr Miyagi - We Gonna Give You The Lesson [White Label]
  2. Rudenko - Everybody [Data Records]
  3. Jak-Z & Scott Cooper - Move Ya (HiJack Remix) [White Label]
  4. DJ Sneak & Herve - Droppin Kisses feat. Kid Infinity (Herve Club Mix) [C2 Records (UK)]
  5. Alex Schmitz - Beat Goes Boom (Stupid Fresh Remix) [Bombsquad Records]
  6. Basement Jaxx - Take Me Back To Your House (Speaker Junk Remix) [XL Recordings]
  7. Foamo - Rockerman (Lee Mortimer Remix) [Wearhouse Music]
  8. Brad Slims - Kill The System (Stupid Fresh Remix) [Prompt Digital]
  9. Jack Beats vs. Dynamite MC - What (Vocal Mix) [Cheaper Thrills]
  10. B. Rich - Everyday Hustle (AC Slater Remix) [White Label]
  11. Donald Glaude & DJ Dan - Stick Em (TJR Remix) [In Stereo]
  12. Jelo - Awesomesauce (Twocker's GTI Remix) [BugEyed Records]
  13. CJ Bolland - Sugar Is Sweeter (Twocker's Respek To Van Helden Mix) [White Label]
  14. The Loose Cannons - WHYD4ML (Stupid Fresh Remix) [White Label]
  15. Streetlife DJs - Bassline Kickin' [Street Beats]
  16. Happy Murder Music - Ghost Sex [Infinitum Records]
  17. Wolfgang Gartner - Hook Shot [Kindergarten]
  18. Hadouken! - Crank It Up (Noisia Remix) [White Label]
  19. DJ Wool - The Star Of East Berlin (Sharkslayer Remix) [Plant Music]
  20. Bass Kleph - Bump Uglies (Stupid Fresh 'Wizards In Oz' Remix) [Vacation Records]
  21. Foamo - Movin' It Over Here (Stupid Fresh Remix) [Cubism]
J. Codec - Can't Sit Still [Download]

05 January 2009

J. Codec - Organic Chemistry

Codec Records Blog welcomes its tenth mix! Woot!

Organic Chemistry is a mix recorded on 5 January, 2009 - the first mix of the new year. I wasn't planning on recording a new mix so soon after my last one (it's been hardly more than a week) but I bought so many sick new tracks lately I couldn't help myself. This set is filled with fun, nasty, grimy electro house and breaks tracks.

The set is about an hour long, like almost all the mixes posted here, but has only 19 tracks instead of my usual 25 or so. I chose to skip my usual deeply-layered 3-turntable mixing style in favor of tight, intricate, shorter mixes, allowing the tracks to breathe a bit more.
  1. SebastiAn - Momy (Erol Alkan's Simple, But Effective Edit) [White Label]
  2. Dilemn - Pitiless [Plasmapool]
  3. Wehbba - Xcellr8 (Propulse Remix) [Craft Music]
  4. Fil OK - Wink Wink (Blende Remix) [OK Music]
  5. Dani Deahl - Poppin' Bottles feat. Whisky Pete [Red Stick Recordings]
  6. Donald Glaude - Let The Bass Drop [Donald Glaude's Records]
  7. NAPT - The Rollers feat. Skibadee [Sub Frequency Funk]
  8. Steve Ryback - Flask In My Fanny Pack [White Label]
  9. Fukkk Offf - Rave Is King (Zodiac Cartel Remix) [Coco Machete Records]
  10. Clark Able - Lemon Head (Crookers Remix) [Esp Records]
  11. Alex Kidd - Rockin' Down (Dirty Mix) [Dynamic Musik]
  12. Felguk - Do You Like Bass 2009 [BugEyed Records]
  13. Slyde - Frequency (NAPT Remix) [Finger Lickin Records]
  14. Neon - Ship In Ship (Hatiras Remix) [Carizma]
  15. NAPT - Gotta Have More Cowbell [Funkatech Records]
  16. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science (Bryan Cox Remix) [Crux Blanc]
  17. Hatiras - The New Jam [Hatrax Records]
  18. Shinichi Osawa - Rendezvous (Crookers Remix) [White Label]
  19. Joey Mazzola & Mike Balance - Chaaka Treatment (DJ Kue's Squirrel Funk Remix) [White Label]
  20. Wolfgang Gartner - Flashback [Kindergarten]
J. Codec - Organic Chemistry [Download]

28 December 2008

J. Codec - A Construct Of My Psyche

A Construct Of My Psyche is my second minimal tech house set, recorded 28 December, 2008. It focuses on minimal house and techno but there's still a healthy dose of electro in there for flavor. Additionally, I finely diced some samples from Twelve Monkeys and tossed them in the intro and outro for good measure. Enjoy!
  1. Dusty Kid - The Twister [Southern Fried Records]
  2. Deadmau5 - Alone With You (Adam Shaw's Pretentious Remix) [Vendetta Records]
  3. Autophase - Moosic [Digiprana]
  4. James Harcourt - Moob (Quivver's Moob Deep Remix) [Baroque Records]
  5. Lutzenkirchen - Broken Bullet [Great Stuff]
  6. Lutzenkirchen - Lockdown [Craft Music]
  7. Lutzenkirchen - All That Jazz (Popof Remix 01) [Great Stuff]
  8. DJ ICO, Spirit & Dr. Artik - Pum-Pall (Maroder Mix) [U.S.B. Digital]
  9. Santiago & Bushido vs. DJ Fame - For The People (HiJack Remix) [Potty Mouth Music]
  10. Balthazar, JackRock & Mingon AT - These Days [Muzik X Press]
  11. Scalambrin & Sicily - Flashback (Lutzenkirchen Remix) [Dirty Players]
  12. Lutzenkirchen - Back In Time (Caninesounds Remix) [Spin Out Records]
  13. Elegant Universe - Grizzly feat. Leif Hatfield (Lutzenkirchen Latenight Remix) [Flow Vinyl]
  14. Dada Life - Sweeter Than Fever (David West & Ida Engberg Remix) [Pickadoll]
  15. Adam Sharpe - Organic [Pop Pop]
  16. Greg Cerrone - Bullit (Miles Dyson Remix) [On The Air Music]
  17. Sanchez And The Shockers - Liquorice Latex [Impropa Talent]
  18. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (Bassbin Twins Remix) [LOT49]
  19. WTF? - You Can't Afford This [Xfer Records]
  20. Adam Sharpe - Let Me Do My Thing [Pop Pop]
  21. WTF? - Chicken [Xfer Records]
  22. Matteo DiMarr - Rodeo [MAR186]
  23. Noir - My MTV (D.Ramirez Evil Business Remix) [Toolroom]
  24. John Acquaviva, David Amo & Julio Navas - Bungee [Fresco Records]
  25. Adam Sharpe - Zapp [Pop Pop]
J. Codec - A Construct Of My Psyche [Download]

24 December 2008

J. Codec - Last Resort

Last Resort is a house mix with a great balance of of high-energy italo, crunk, fidget and electro recorded 24 December, 2008.
  1. Miami Horror - Summerfest '85 [Virgin]
  2. Lazy Rich & Cassandra Natal - Don't Think About Me (Miles Dyson Remix) [12 Inch Recordings]
  3. Adrian Lux - Strawberry (Blende Remix) [La Vida Locash]
  4. Miles Dyson - Final Stretch [Plasmapool]
  5. Blatta & Inesha - Blow Up (HiJack Remix) [Mantra Vibes]
  6. Aaren San - Osc Low Nyzz (Blende Remix) [Alaektropopp]
  7. Digitalism - Taken Away (Dirty Disco Youth Remix) [White Label]
  8. Junkie XL - Booming Right At You [Artwerk]
  9. Designer Drugs - ZOMBIES! [iheartcomix]
  10. Stereoheroes - Moon Knight (BSBTRGDClub Remix) [White Label]
  11. Lady Ga Ga - Just Dance feat Colby O'Donis (DJ Barletta Crunk Remix) [White Label]
  12. Radioclit - Secousse (Crookers Spino Mix) [Mental Groove]
  13. Lazaro Casanova - Venganza (Felix Cartal Remix) [White Label]
  14. Foamo - Everything Cool [Wearhouse Music]
  15. Bloc Party - I Still Remember (Speaker Junk Bass Bin Mix) [Wichita Recordings]
  16. Kelevra - Grab Ya Funkstick [Wearhouse Music]
  17. HippE - Major Waves (John Acquaviva & Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Hardplace]
  18. DJ Dan - Illectrolingus (Gutter Mix) [InStereo Recordings]
  19. Speaker Junk - Foxxy (Switch Remix) [Dubsided]
  20. Konflict - The Messiah (Le Castle Vania & Computer Club Remix) [White Label]
  21. Rossell - Dancing with Strangers feat. Emmma (Miles Dyson Remix) [Brandnewvibe Recordings]
  22. Tyler Michaud & Mat Zo - Politically Incorrect (John Acquaviva Remix) [Definitive Recordings]
  23. WTF? - Redic [Xfer Records]
  24. Greg Cerrone - Darkness [On The Air Music]
  25. Deadmau5 - TL7 [Play Digital]
J. Codec - Last Resort [Download]

09 December 2008

J. Codec - Hazard Pay

Hazard Pay pushes the boundaries of what can be considered "house." This mix, completed 7 December, 2008, is dark, grimy and nasty!
  1. Rrrump - Twerk It [So Sweet / Always Never]
  2. Fukkk Offf - Rave is King [Coco Machete Records]
  3. The Rogue Element, Tom Real & Disco of Doom - The Click (Zombie Fuckers Remix) [Passenger]
  4. Lee Coombs - Lose Control (The Rogue Element Remix) [LOT49]
  5. AC Slater - Jack Got Jacked (Udachi Remix) [Palms Out Sounds]
  6. Noisia - B.R.U.L. [Division Recordings]
  7. Giko - Asshole (Facteur Remix) [White Label]
  8. Yuksek - I Like To Play [Uncivilized World]
  9. 30 Hz - Daddio feat. Yolanda (Miles Dyson Remix) [LOT49]
  10. AC Slater - Vertigo [Destination?]
  11. Jelo - Can I Get Loud [Donald Glaude's Records]
  12. Herve & A-Trak - Roll With The Winners feat. Cadence Weapon [White Label]
  13. The Prodigy vs. Jamtech Foundation - Out Of Space 2008 [White Label]
  14. Cazals - To Cut A Long Story Short (Streetlife DJs Cut n Run Dub) [Kitsune]
  15. The Count & Sinden - Hardcore Girls feat. Rye Rye (Don Rimini Remix) [Domino]
  16. Kidda - Under The Sun (Herve Remix) [Skint Records]
  17. The Young Punx - Mashitup feat. Laura Kidd (Shir Khan Remix) [MofoHifi Records]
  18. Cicada - The Things You Say (Mr. Miyagi Remix) [Hussle Recordings]
  19. Bag Raiders - Turbo Love [Bang Gang]
  20. The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful (SebastiAn Remix) [Domino]
  21. The Glass - Mad At You (Hot Pink Delorean Remix) [Plant Music]
  22. GRUM - Woah (ULTRNX Remix) [White Label]
  23. Yuksek - Tonight (Kris Menace Remix) [UWe]
  24. Benny Benassi vs. David Bowie - DJ [d:vision]
J. Codec - Hazard Pay [Download]

J. Codec - Jet Black

Jet Black is a dark, intense, techy electro house mix I made on 28 July, 2008. 31 tracks in under 70 minutes. Enjoy!
  1. SebastiAn - Motor [Ed Banger Records]
  2. Jelo - Darke (Mr. Rogers Remix) [Donald Glaude's Records]
  3. Don Rimini - Nervous Breakdown [Mental Groove Records]
  4. Buy Now! - Body Crash (Streetlife DJs Remix) [Superstar Recordings]
  5. Jelo - Darke [Donald Glaude's Records]
  6. Leonard de Leonard - Elephantizer (Facteur Remix) [White Label]
  7. Detect - Dance Division (Yuksek Remix) [Mental Groove Records]
  8. Fagget Fairys - Samo Ti (AC Slater Remix) [Palms Out Sounds / Art Rebels]
  9. Kelis - Milkshake (Man Eat DJ & Jizm Remix) [White Label]
  10. Cazals - Life is Boring (Crookers Zupa Dela Cazals Remix) [Kitsune Music]
  11. Benny Benassi - I Am Not Drunk (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [d:vision]
  12. Heartsrevolution - Choose Your Own Adventure (AC Slater Remix) [White Label]
  13. Adam Kesher - Feel You In My Arm (Yuksek Remix) [Disque Premeur]
  14. HippE & DJ Dan - Bangin' On Ya System [InStereo Recordings]
  15. BSOD - Even More Sketchy [mau5trap]
  16. Re-Zone - Tribute to Mr. Toca Of Revenge Of A Bass Killer [BugEyed Records]
  17. Benny Benassi vs. Public Enemy - Bring the Noise (Pump-kin Remix) [Ultra]
  18. The Count & Sinden - Beeper (Fake Blood Remix) [Domino]
  19. Just Jack - No Time (Ocelot Remix) [Mercury]
  20. The Secret Handshake - Summer of '98 (Crookers Remix) [White Label]
  21. Hatiras & MC Flipside - Get Blahsted [Hatrax Records]
  22. Fantastadon - Microwave [White Label]
  23. Rolf Honey - Blast Up (Yuksek Edit) [White Label]
  24. The Proxy - Raven (Live Version) [Turbo Recordings]
  25. The Proxy - Dance In Dark [Turbo Recordings]
  26. Don Rimini - Sumo & Geishas [Mental Groove Records]
  27. Macca - Gangster (DJ Dan Remix) [invasive Recordings]
  28. Lismore - More (AC Slater Remix) [Cult Hero Records]
  29. The Proxy - 40 Seconds [Turbo Recordings]
  30. Streetlife DJs - Yo Jay [Street Beats]
  31. D.I.M. - Is You [Boysnoize Records]
J. Codec - Jet Black [Download]

J. Codec - Hz Inside

Hz Inside is a massive, in your face breakbeat mix recorded on 13 July, 2008. It goes back and forth between huge, over-the-top basslines with enormous drum breaks and math-nerd glitch breaks with electro basslines. Love it.
  1. Missy Elliot - We Run This (Duke Dumont Remix) [Atlantic]
  2. Rob Le Pitch - Twisted (Tom Real & The Rogue Element Remix) [Passenger]
  3. Freestylers - In Love With You (The Rogue Element Remix) [Against The Grain]
  4. Goose - Bring It On (Stanton Warriors Remix) [Skint Records]
  5. Nitro - Violence (The Rogue Element Remix) [iBreaks]
  6. Richie Rich & DJ Rix - Bam (The Headliners Remix) [Kaleidoscope Music]
  7. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (30 Hz Remix) [LOT49]
  8. Heavy D & Friends - In Living Color (Sta Remix) [White Label]
  9. Gwen Stefani - Wind It Up (Kissy Sell Out Remix) [Polydor]
  10. DJ Beware - Tamborzao Con Scratchy feat. MC Gringo [Man Recordings]
  11. Fagget Fairys - Uzela [Palms Out Sounds / Art Rebels]
  12. The Rogue Element - Backbreaker [Exceptional Records]
  13. The Rogue Element - Let Me Breathe (12" Version) [Exceptional Records]
  14. SebastiAn - Ross Ross Ross (Iggybaby's Fuck Me Harder Edit) [White Label]
  15. Hustle Athletics - Lekker [Love Breaks]
  16. Meat Katie & D.Ramirez - Stop The Revolution (Kid Blue Remix) [LOT49]
  17. Melleefresh, Dirty 30, Deadmau5 & Neon Stereo - The Money feat. Melleefresh vs. Scandalis (Neon Mau5 Mix) [Play Digital]
  18. Uberzone & Rennie Pilgrem - Black Widow (VIP Mix) [Thursday Club Recordings]
  19. Kiro & Undecided - Obsessive Nature feat. Six Kitten B (The Rogue Element Remix) [Mob]
  20. DJ Quest & DJ Odissi - Loser (The Rogue Element Remix) [Cyberfunk Music]
  21. Hustle Athletics - San Francisco [Love Breaks]
  22. Kylie Minogue - 2 Hearts (The Twelves Remix) [White Label]
  23. Daft Punk - One More Time (Breaks Remix) [White Label]
  24. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Hey Baby (Burufunk's Dirty Mackin' Remix) [Play Digital]
  25. The Rogue Element - Calm [Exceptional]
J. Codec - Hz inside [Download]

J. Codec - Soundtracks To Fictitious Films

Soundtracks To Fictitious Films is a lot artsier than my usual mix, hence the snooty highbrow title. It's basically minimal techno, which is not my standard fare, but I dig it. It's certainly mellower than my other mixes and not nearly as dark, yet its deeply layered and complex so it stays fresh through heavy rotation. This mix was completed on 7 December, 2008
  1. Sebastien Leger - Neptune [Mistakes Music]
  2. Deadmau5 - Plus [Play Digital]
  3. Hatiras & Jelo - Speakerhumper [Hatrax Records]
  4. Deadmau5 - Cat On A Leash [White Label]
  5. Larry Tee - I Love U (The Bulgarian Remix) [Ultra]
  6. Olivier Giacomotto & DJ Tonio - Eat What You Kill (David Ekenback Remix) [Definitive Reocrdings]
  7. Broombeck - The Clapper [Opossum Recordings]
  8. Deadmau5 - Bounce [Play Digital]
  9. Deadmau5 - Fustercluck [Play Digital]
  10. Deadmau5 - Sometimes Things Get...Whatever [mau5trap]
  11. Lutzenkirchen - Quo Vadis [Craft Music]
  12. Marko Nastic & Dejan Milicevic - Furious Days [Recon Light]
  13. Marko Nastic & Lets Talk - Easter Happiness [Shadow Fax]
  14. Oliver Huntemann - Paris [Confused Recordings]
  15. Deadmau5 - Apply Overnight [Play Digital]
  16. Ozgur Can - 84 Shots [Pickadoll]
  17. Yousef & Carl Cox - I Want You Forever (Deadmau5 Remix) [Cr2 Records]
  18. Macca - Mad Science [Invasive Recordings]
  19. Ida Engberg - Disco Volante (Sebastien Leger Remix) [Pickadoll]
  20. ElectroSound - The Chemical Bomb [White Label]
J. Codec - Soundtracks To Fictitious Films [Download]

J. Codec - Connection Refused

Connection Refused is a quirky, glitchy mix focusing on low-bit electro house. Imagine the sounds of a Gameboy mashed up with house beats and you're in the right area. I even started and ended the mix with tunes from Trash80, a chiptune artist.
  1. Trash80 - At Teh Disko [8bitpeoples]
  2. BSOD - Choplifted [Xfer Records]
  3. Deadmau5 - 8bit [Zoolook Records]
  4. Boy 8-Bit - Ghost House (Suspense Is Killing Me Part II) [Mad Decent]
  5. Boy 8-Bit - Suspense Is Killing Me (Drop The Lime Remix) [Mad Decent]
  6. BSOD - Game Over [Xfer Records]
  7. BSOD - Sinistar [Xfer Records]
  8. BSOD - High Scores [Xfer Records]
  9. BSOD - Roflcopter [White Label]
  10. The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
  11. Donald Glaude - BIG 9 [BugEyed Records]
  12. Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) [White Label]
  13. Mr. Miyagi - Fancy Pants [Hussle Recordings]
  14. Rival Joustas - Clarity (Blamma! Blamma! Clear As Mud Mix) [White Label]
  15. Stereoheroes - Moon Knight [White Label]
  16. Trash80 - Missing You [8bitpeoples]
J. Codec - Connection Refused [Download]

J. Codec - Lensmeat

Lensmeat is a sultry house mix from 9 February, 2008. This one is intended to get the ladies on the dancefloor. There's lots of great vocal tracks, throwback remixes and funky white labels in this one.
  1. Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Les Rythmes Digitales Remix) [White Label]
  2. Blaqstarr - All The Girls Around The World (Klever So So Death Remix) [White Label]
  3. Kylie Minogue - Wow (MSTRKRFT Remix) [White Label]
  4. Macca - Gangster [Invasive Recordings]
  5. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Hey Baby [Play Digital]
  6. The Crystal Method - Cherry Twist (Deadmau5 Remix) [Tiny E Records]
  7. James Talk - Remote (Deadmau5 Remix) [Spoken Recordings]
  8. Crookers vs. Salt n' Pepa - Love To Push It (Ursula 1000 Edit) [White Label]
  9. Dr. Shney - Control Your Mind [Blow Media]
  10. DJ Dan - Chop Shop (Macca Remix) [InStereo Recordings]
  11. Dennis Hurwitz - On Tha Beat [Scream And Shout]
  12. DJ Icey - And Go! [System Recordings]
  13. Aquasky & Elhornet - Girls & Boys (Dylan Rhymes Remix) [Passenger]
  14. Chaka Khan vs. DADA - I Feel For Lollipop (Max Filth Remix) [White Label]
  15. Cicada - The Things You Say (Dirty South Remix) [Hussle Recordings]
  16. Bodyrox - Yeah Yeah (D.Ramirez Mix) [Ultra]
  17. Bonde do Role - Gasolina (Crookers Remix) [Domino]
  18. D.Ramirez & James Mowbray - The Day Hip Hop Died (Rewind Edit) [Slave Recordings]
  19. David Bowie - Lets Dance 07 (Club Mix) [White Label]
  20. Depeche Mode - I Just Can't Get Enough (Dirty South Mix) [White Label]
  21. Dusty Kid - The Cat (Crookers Remix) [Southern Fried Records]
  22. Enrique Iglesias - Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song) (DJ Dan Remix) [Interscope Records]
  23. Erick Morillo - What Do You Want feat. Terra Deva (Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix) [Subliminal Records]
  24. Girls on Film - Vaporized (Hatiras' Throbbing Mix) [INgroves]
  25. Hatiras - Bass Monkeys (Chris Kaeser Remix) [Hatrax Records]
  26. Hatiras - Gutter Music [Hatrax Records]
  27. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl (Dogshow Remix) [White Label]
  28. Kool & The Gang - Celebration (DJ D2 Hard Beats Mix) [White Label]
J. Codec - Lensmeat [Download]

J. Codec - Memory Leak

Memory Leak is a big-room-rave house mix from 26 August, 2008. There's Lots of Noisia, Deadmau5, Hatiras and friends for plenty of dancefloor intensity.
  1. Noisia - Raar [Division Recordings]
  2. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Whispers [Play Digital]
  3. Pedro Delgardo - Alzir On (Marko Nastic Remix) [Yin Yang]
  4. Wehbba - Backfire [Yin Yang]
  5. DJ Dan - Needle Damage (Macca Remix) [Audacious Records]
  6. Macca - The Big Rinse [Blow Media]
  7. Da Skunk - Hot Box (Hatiras & Macca Remix) [Blow Media]
  8. Macca & Hatiras - Spanish Fly feat. Shawna B. (Dirty Thong Mix) [Blow Media]
  9. DJ Dan - That Phone Track (Dub) [Subliminal]
  10. Jerry Ropero & Denis The Menace present. Fuck U - Fuck U [Houseworks]
  11. Hustle Athletics - Fearless Funk [Love Breaks]
  12. Noisia - Gutterpump [Skint Records]
  13. Noisia - Yellow Brick [Division Recordings]
  14. BSOD - Lollercoaster (Deadmau5 Outright Hilarious Mix) [mau5trap]
  15. Hatiras - Something About You (Hatiras Remix) [Blow Media]
  16. Hatiras - Andromeda (Vocal Mix) [Blow Media]
  17. DJ Dan - Needle Damage (DJ Dan Remix) [Audacious Records]
  18. DJ Dan & Hatiras - Baked From Scratch feat. Messinian (Vocal Mix) [Blow Media]
  19. Burufunk & Carbon Community - Community Funk (Deadmau5 Remix) [Shiznit Reocrdings]
  20. Deadmau5 - Dr. Funkenstein [Play Digital]
  21. Melleefresh & Deadmau5 - Afterhours [Play Digital]
J. Codec - Memory Leak [Download]