I thought I’d post up details of a new event, kick-started by a small group of us, which is kicking off this Friday, 21 February.
The philosophy of our event is quite simple – providing a platform to wind up the working week with excellent food, decent and reasonably-priced booze and good music, played by a dynamic team of talented, up-and-coming DJs.
Crane Bar – a somewhat “hidden oasis” in the Cross – is a newly-renovated establishment located on Bayswater Road, which boasts a large garden outdoor chill area and intimate lighting on the inside.
We’re kicking off nice and early at 6:00 PM and will be going right through the night, making the most of the last weekend before the dreaded lock-out legislation is applied to CBD venues.
We pay thanks to our friends at Ketel One Vodka and Tanqueray Gin, and will be supplying complimentary cocktails on arrival to get you started!
Our amazing friends at UBER are supporting the night and the code CRANEFRIDAY will give $20.00 off a first ride to get either to or from the Crane Bar. (It will work on UberBLACK or uberTAXI.)
Happy hour specials on offer are $5.00 Beer, $6.00 Wine and sparkling and $10.00 Cocktails all night.
Line-up, as follows:
RSVP at email@example.com
The Facebook event can be found here.
Bottle service and birthday packages are also available.
(You can also check out the available Japanese-oriented menu, right here.)
See you on Friday! Will be a big one!
The soundtrack to your Summer has arrived – or something like that! Happy new year, in any case!
Here is a fresh 13-track vocal-driven selection, carefully constructed to bring you through the warmer months with a cold beverage in your hand, and a smile on your face!
Hope you like!
01 : Keep Shelly In Athens – ‘Recollection’ (Original Mix) [Cascine]
02 : Jeremy Glenn – ‘New Life’ (Perseus Future Classic – Brendan Clay 116 BPM Edit Two) [CDR]
03 : Perseus – ‘Love In Zanzibar’ (Evren Ulusoy Re-Edit) [CDR]
04 : Anturage – ‘Runnin’ Back’ (Original Mix) [Incepto Deep]
05 : New Look – ‘Teen Need’ (Hunter Game Re-Edit) [CDR]
06 : Dabeull – ‘Breakaway’ (Extended Mix – Brendan Clay 116 BPM Edit) [CDR]
07 : Rob Made – ‘Saturday Love’ (Original Mix) [Dear Deer]
08 : Alison Valentine – ‘Peanut Butter’ (Moon Boots Remix – Brendan Clay Edit) [CDR]
09 : Max Lyazgin – ‘Happy Days’ (Satin Jackets Remix) [Nurvous Records]
10 : Final DJs ft. Stee Downes – ‘One Day In The Sun’ (Vintage Culture Remix) [Kiez Beats]
11 : MindTech ft. Stee Downes – ‘We Can Get It’ (Original Mix) [Loco Records]
12 : Anthony Mea – ‘Spin Your Heart’ (Original Mix) [Nightbird Music]
13 : Panama – ‘Destroyer’ (Original Mix) [Future Classic]
I’ve been rather guilty of not giving my “dot com” enough attention, as it most certainly deserves.
As we enter the Australian warm summer months, here are a couple of new mixes from me…
Listen – and / or download – below:
The first, is a promo mix compiled and created on the back of my recent set at ‘Significant Others’, at The Burdekin Hotel, Sydney, in late November.
The mix features a selection of the tunes I played on the night – some deep, some disco-driven and some techy, but all really quite accessible!
I felt it was all quite well received by the Friday crowd – and I hope you enjoy it all the same.
01 : Isaac Tichauer – ‘I Forgive You’ (Original Mix) [CDR]
02 : Bluford Duck – ‘Shoulder To Cry On’ (Original Mix) [Jeudi Records]
03 : Lessovsky – ‘Sinking Feeling’ (Danke Remix) [Union Jack Records]
04 : Haze-M & Cucumbers – ‘Lady’ (Original Mix) [Sleazy Deep]
05 : Dandy & Gregory S. – ‘Sanity’ (One Opinion Remix) [Itom Records]
06 : Karmine Rosciano – ‘Deep Fire’ (Felipe L. Remix) [ITech Sound System]
07 : Ackermann – ‘Brothers’ (Original Mix) [Traktor Records]
08 : Rishi K. – ‘Kindred Spirit’ (Original Mix) [Itom Records]
09 : Maya Jane Coles ft. Kim Ann Foxman – ‘Burning Bright’ (Joyce Muniz Remix) [I/AM/ME]
10 : Full Intention – ‘Icon’ (Original Mix) [Rebirth]
11 : Kyle Watson – ‘You Should’ (Original Mix) [Gruuv]
12 : Evren Ulusoy – ‘Play It Again Pam’ (Original Mix) [Electronique Digital]
The second mix, is a live recording from one of our most recent ‘SPOiLT Fridays’ nights at Square Bar, Sydney.
We tailor our selections very much for an after-work crowd, and this is – in my opinion – a fine example of the sound you’ll hear most Fridays.
Hope you like this one, too!
01 : Arise – ‘How I Like It’ (Original Mix) [Fresh II Death Records]
02 : Lessovsky – ‘Sinking Feeling’ (Danke Remix) [Union Jack Records]
03 : Fabry Pandolfo & Stephane Deschezeaux – ‘More Or Less’ (Ran Salman Remix) [Sleazy Deep]
04 : Mark Lower – ‘The Way That I Feel’ (Original Mix) [Nurvous Records]
05 : Vincenzo & Minako – ‘Junebug’ (Vocal Mix) [Anjunadeep]
06 : HouseRiders & Maske – ‘Testify’ (Soul Minority Deep Mix) [Kommunity]
07 : Rogue Vogue – ‘More Than Enough’ (Sixth Avenue Express Remix – Brendan Clay Edit) [CDR]
08 : Lenny Kravitz – ‘Believe In Me’ (Dousk & JMP Remix) [CDR]
09 : Newbie Nerdz & Going Deeper – ‘Feeling’ (Original Mix) [Soul Records]
10 : Raw District ft. Ingrid Hakanson – ‘Bad Angel’ (Original Mix) [DFTD]
11 : Viadrina – ‘Lush Hour’ (Original Mix) [Bpitch Control]
12 : James Silk – ‘These Sheets’ (Original Mix) [Off Recordings]
13 : Marco Darko – ‘Endlessly’ (Original Mix) [WellDone! Music]
14 : Manos & Felyx – ‘Indie Game’ (Mark Lower & Man Of Goodwill Remix – Brendan Clay Fix Edit) [CDR]
This remix was submitted for a Juno.co.uk remix competition, and was completed over the course of a Winter Saturday afternoon by Ryan White and yours truly.
We believe that this effort rings quite true to the original tune – which is a fabulous piece of music in its own right – and is one that we enjoyed putting together.
As always, comments and feedback are appreciated.
There is every chance that we’ll upload another version, if adjustments are made.
Hope you like it!
It gives me great pleasure to advise that my mixtape for Eric Mould’s ‘Paradigm Shift’ – on Revision Records – is now available on Beatport.
The project was offered to me around two years ago – by Eric Mould – who was in process of creating the album, at the time. He’d heard one his tunes, ‘Vivid Beats’, in a mix of mine on our radio show, ‘The M Shift’, and liked the way that his tune was played. He made contact shortly after, and here we are!
Eric’s album is a tasteful concoction of dubstep, breaks and drum ‘n’ bass, complete with attention-to-detail and complex production.
The mix was not without its challenges in certain areas, particularly when it came to significant tempo changes, whilst still trying to keep a “fluid” sound in the mix. Overall, though, I think it translates as an enjoyable listen, and is a tribute to the quality production, on the album.
You can have a listen to it on Soundcloud, right here:
And you can buy the mix – and / or the original album – at Beatport right here:
Our latest SPOiLTcast addition is now available!
For our second episode, yours truly and fellow SPOiLT resident, Andy Wright, are once again on mixing duties.
For the first hour, I’ve brought a selection of my current favourite, deep and nu disco sounds, complete with catchy vocals and obligatory 80′s-emulated synth sounds.
The signature deep Andy Wright demands your attention for the second half of the show.
As always, you can catch us every Friday evening at Square Bar, located at 389 Pitt Street in Sydney’s CBD, from 5:30 onwards.
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: Brendan Clay’s Mix:
01 : Miguel Puente – ‘Baby Gurl’ (Original Mix) [Akbal Music]
02 : Miguel Puente & Bastard Love – ‘Feels Like’ (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
03 : Adriatique – ‘Catch The Light’ (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
04 : Marco Darko & Mykel Haze – ‘Computer Love’ (Original Mix) [Hot Waves]
05 : Marco Darko – ‘One Night Stand’ (Original Mix) [Sleazy Deep]
06 : Search DiP – ‘Nobody But You’ (Shimmer Remix) [Sleazy Deep]
07 : Finnebassen – ‘Monday’ (Finnebassen Remake) [CDR]
08 : Nhan Solo & FML – ‘Easy’ (Adriatique How Low Remix) [New State Music]
09 : Alexander Fog – ‘Without You’ (Spieltape Remix) [Darkstar]
10 : Jager ft. Sehija – ‘I’m Falling’ (Original Mix) [Sleazy Deep]
11 : Viadrina – ‘Pop Song’ (Original Mix) [Your Mama's Friend]
12 : Viadrina – ‘Spellbound’ (Original Mix) [Lower East]
: Andy Wright’s Mix:
13 : John Tejada & Josh Humphrey – ‘Fempto Frames’ (Original Mix) [Palette Recordings]
14 : Sante & Ben King – ‘Surrender’ (Dub) [Supernature]
15 : Marvin Zeyss – ‘I Don’t Know’ (Asaga Remix) [Highway Records]
16 : Giom – ‘Hot Rabbits’ (Original Mix) [Toolroom Records]
17 : Tapesh – ‘Generation’ (Hot Since 82 Remix) [Warung Recordings]
18 : Nathan G, Kruse & Nuernberg – ‘We Like What We Do’ (Original Mix) [Liebe Detail]
19 : Digitalism – ‘Zdarlight’ (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix) [Toolroom Records]
20 : David Kassi – ‘Things You Do’ (Original Mix) [Quantized Music]
21 : Mollono.Bass & Ava Asante – ‘Traumtaenzer’ (Gorge Remix) [Acker Records]
22 : Carlos Sanchez – ‘Outer Side’ (Original Mix) [8Bit]
23 : Sasha, Donatello, Knox, Kastis Torrau & Arnas D – ‘Smoke Cone’ (Original Mix) [Last Night On Earth]
24 : Alessan Main – ‘Intelligent’ (Maertz Remix) [Konzentrisch Music]
25 : Ben Watts – ‘Ma Fleur’ (Ruede Hagelstein Remix) [BADD Records]
Download – or listen to – my standalone mix below:
A massive thank you, once again, to all of you that came down to our Sequential launch party!
It was so great to see so many peeps rocking out to the sets of our SQ crew – and of course the legend himself, Chymera!
In case you missed the photos you can grab them on our Facebook page, right here on our Facebook page.
We are still overwhelmed at the turn out and all the positive vibes on the night… you guys rock!
We really appreciated your epic support and are already gearing up for the next party which we’ll be announcing before too long.
A big thanks to all who came and supported us at our SPOiLT Relaunch at KAYA Sydney.
There was a truly fantastic – SPOiLT-esque – vibe in the venue, right throughout the entire course of the evening.
As expected, our guests for the evening, Mesan, played a highly appropriate selection, complete with a number of their own edits, which attributed to the enticing groove that accompanied the warm low end sound in the bar.
We’re all too please to advise that we’ll be back to do it again in a few weeks! I hear a rumour that Andy Wright might be making a guest appearance this time, too!
If you’re looking to come and join us on the evening, we’d strongly recommend grabbing a bite to eat at the restaurant upstairs beforehand. (And if you do, the slow-cooked glazed Wagyu rib is simply amazing!)
More details to come of the upcoming date, as we have them.
KAYA Sydney is located at 96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.
Since Soundcloud’s recent paid account “restructure”, I thought it best to make available a few more of my favourite mixes from years by gone.
Listen – and / or download – below:
The first, is a little taste of some of my most cherished prog. and tech breaks tunes from over the years, completed sometime during 2009, if my memory serves me correctly.
The second, was really a spur-of-the-moment trance mix, completed on a long weekend in 2008. One of those mixes that just happened, really.
I hadn’t really played – nor been closely following – trance for some time, prior to this mix, so it was a refreshing change.
I hope you like it, too!