audio by artist wez g
In ancient times, every tribe had a shaman who was the medecine man and spiritual leader of the community. Often under the influence of locally produced drugs such as Mescaline or Ayahuasca or Iboga, in ecstatic trances, the shaman would bring back from the spiritual world key knowledge that would help his fellow tribesmen. As society developed, so did organised religion and the shamen were locked up and kept away as 'madmen' while priests and vicars served the rulers and books took over from the ancient medecines.79:54 minutes (182.9 MB)
It's snowing in the UK and that means everything stops. Roads are shut, schools are closed, trains don't run and the shops are full of panic-buyers. This Christmas, I thought I'd slow down like the rest of the snow-swept nation and freeze my turntables with some icy chilled melodies. I didn't feel the need to go above 100bpm so get relaxed, pump up the stereo and keep your eye on the thermometer. Merry Christmas one and all.
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‘… one night we suddenly went mad together again; we went to see Slim Gaillard in a little Frisco nightclub. Slim Gaillard is a tall, thin Negro with big sad eyes who’s always saying ‘Right-orooni’ and ‘How ’bout a little bourbon-arooni.’ In Frisco great eager crowds of young semi-intellectuals sat at his feet and listened to him on the piano, guitar and bongo drums. When he gets warmed up he takes off his undershirt and really goes. He does and says anything that comes into his head.79:59 minutes (73.23 MB)
Float off into some loopy tech here as I guide you on a UFO's journey through the house music galaxy. As a DJ and indeed on the dancefloor it is often difficult to stay grounded. The Music Lifts you Up, it takes you high. Music is the drug that unites us all and takes us into ecstasy. Fly high and let your head spin to the sounds of Wez G.
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I have visions of space. In my dreams I see other worlds, worlds where club music thrives. Worlds where new technologies abide and beats manifest to deliver the ultimate party to the thronging masses. As I deliver these mixes to the internet universe, I wonder whether my tech dreams are being realised. This month I've gone all-out with new technology and have used Traktor combined with a new Vestax VCM-100 Midi controller. I'm not turning my back on vinyl - NO WAY JOSE.77:38 minutes (71.08 MB)
You are on the dancefloor, trapped in a tunnel of light... The swirls guide you on your way but to the outside of the light all is dark... A sea of graves, desolate. You need the light to continue your journey and it flashes all around you as you avoid slipping into the dull blackness of the exterior. Welcome to the world of 'Dark Tripping'.79:53 minutes (91.44 MB)
It is September already and the summer is almost gone... Sunshine and Showers preside. This rainbow mix of house flavors begins with some fairly light breezy Italian House and simmers to the boil via lush tribal sounds to a boiling hedonistic range of front room electro and banging house. Summer may have gone but the Wez G podcast will keep the weather warm for you wherever you are as we approach the winter months.79:36 minutes (91.13 MB)
An eagle soaring high above the clouds, blissed out beats ranging around the mountain tops, this mix takes you on a journey through funky and progressive, fresh for 2011. From the soundscape of Dave Seaman's Global Underground Lithuania album to the European master EDX, from Saeed Younan's soundbox to a cunning remix of the Everything But the Girl club classic - Missing, Wez G's Flying High will set you up nicely for the new year ahead.... Enjoy!79:14 minutes (90.7 MB)
A few years ago I went Island hopping in the South Pacific... It's great fun, a perfect paradise... This soundtrack is ideal for lazing away on a yacht, checking into the beaches, diving in coral reefs and catching a bit of surf... OK - It is winter, but in the South Pacific it's always hot and Snow White Winter Chill (my previous chillout mix) was received well so I thought it about time to treat you to some more mellow vibes...79:37 minutes (91.14 MB)
This is a nice groovy deep house DJ mix. I'm keen to embrace DJ technology and having made the transistion to Traktor I'm trying to push myself to the limits as a creative DJ. I decided to utilise 4 Traktor FX on mix and also use the full four decks available. I synched everything up with two MIDI devices: A Vestax VCM-100 mixer and an AKAI APC-40, custom edited for decks 3&4 and the FX. To do 4 decks at once is quite a challenge and not many can carry it off; Carl Cox, perhaps, being the notable exception.79:33 minutes (91.08 MB)
It's easy to fly into the clouds and I seem to spend half my life dreaming in the Jetstream. There's been a break in the podcast so here it is back and mad as ever to steer you like a rocket through the atmosphere on a psychotic journey of house music. Starting with some mellow Bent classics the mix steers into some first class progressive beats. Enjoy the Jetstream Psychosis...79:53 minutes (91.46 MB)
This is a blast from the past. I recorded it in November 2005 though it contains tracks from much earlier. I named the mix after the massive waves that roll into Tahiti which lays claim to being the place where surfing began. It recreates part of the six hour set I did when I played at Tikisoft in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. It was a perfect day. The sun was shining. I went swimming with the sharks and stingrays in the morning and then got stuck into the island's decks for a marathon set. The mix is summery and reflects the sounds of one of the earth's best untouched paradises.75:02 minutes (68.74 MB)
This mix is a little different to usual. I've been having some Ableton lessons from DirtBox Crew ( http://artist.to/dirtboxcrew ) who play Spiral Tekno & Drum n Bass. I thought it would be nice to whack one of their tunes into the podcast... Trouble is - I usually play about 130bpm house and their music is 180bpm, so there's a few pitch shifts in this mix. Goes from house to Techno to drum n bass and ends with some nice old skool hardcore.72:14 minutes (82.69 MB)
Summer is upon us. Festival season, bar-b-q's, beaches and sunshine. This mix has a lot of remixes of big bands and also showcases some of the talent we are working with at Shuffle. Following the tracklisting are links to buy some of the tracks. Also - this is the first mix which includes a Wez G production... Doesn't quite fit with the standard of the rest of the music but I'm happy with Paptrap at this early stage. Get a loud sound system, load up on some bevvies and blast your neighbours away to the sounds of 'Summer Shiftin'!79:45 minutes (92.32 MB)
This mix spans from laidback tribal grooves through to slamming Laurent Garnier techno. It starts off with a hot off the press forthcoming single from Shuffle Music's very own Tricia Lee Kelshall in her awesome collaberation with up and coming producer, Adam Sheridan. Thanks to Enzo at http://www.plastic-music.co.uk/ for the Italian promos, part of the Plastic Fantastic Label Management project. Check out the revamped Wez G website at http://www.wezg.org.uk/79:01 minutes (72.51 MB)
Ooh dear... We're all going to die from Pig Flu... While we wait for the disease to engulf the planet, you can get prepared by listening to the Wez G podcast. House music is like a disease and this dirty, dark, melodic, progressive number will have you rolling around in your sty's muck... Some old classics thrown in to meet some upfront cutting edge vinyl slices. Corking, Porking House Music, to make your ears bleed...79:03 minutes (72.46 MB)
Beautiful Stranger is about that random woman you cross paths with in the street. The casual glance, the seductive smile, a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dull day. Soundtrack to your mystery encounter, 'Beautiful stranger' is melodic, progressive, has some lovely vocals, and finishes with some far out, imaginative guitars and chillout. The tempo of that glare, the heat of the moment, the passion of the parting... Float away into a fantasy of house music...79:33 minutes (72.86 MB)
This mix takes you on a ride across a tribal plain. It's like you are traversing the Steppes on a flying horse, a stomping course of deep and funky beats, a journey through house finishing with some wild Arabic grooves. Saddle up and enjoy!79:45 minutes (73.03 MB)
Camembert is made from unpasteurised cow's milk, and is ripened by the moulds Penicillium candida and Penicillium camemberti for at least three weeks. It is produced in small rounds, about 350 grams (.55 lb) in weight, which are then typically wrapped in paper and packaged in thin wooden boxes. When fresh, it is quite crumbly and relatively hard, but characteristically ripens and becomes softer and strongly flavoured as it ages.79:59 minutes (73.26 MB)
Shuffle are always at the cutting edge of house music. Here we have created a new genre ‘Taliban House’. My boss who sidelines in tech warfare is off to Afghanistan on a sortie in a couple of weeks so I thought I’d prepare him for the trip and give him something to play in the helicopters and humvees. He’s been blown up four times in Iraq and I know Afghanistan is pretty damn dangerous so I thought I’d prepare him properly with a fired up mix.78:36 minutes (72 MB)
A journey through house, from disco and deep through to upfront prog and breakbeat. This is a mix I was excited to do as I managed to fit in three of my own productions (a bootleg, a remix and an original), also a song by Tricia Lee Kelshall, the vocalist I manage. The mixing is back to normal two decks as I feel that sometimes you lose the flavour of a set by overcomplicating things. Turn up your speakers and Bring Down The House!
Damaging Dancefloor FREE DOWNLOAD: http://soundcloud.com/wezg/damaging-dancefloor79:19 minutes (181.63 MB)
Repetitive Beats make you go slowly insane so zone out and get bonkers to this funky, groovy selection of house stompers.79:13 minutes (72.74 MB)
A boiling hot mix of upfront house with an electro feel and plenty of reedits of old classics. Showering hellfire!76:51 minutes (70.43 MB)
A sultry sexy mix of old vs new from laid back garagey vocals through to upfront progressive and techy grooves,, you'll be surely wanting to 'feel my body'...74:58 minutes (68.68 MB)
This mix of old and new rekindles the flames of freedom I discovered on the club dancefloors of the late nineties. Lakota, The Hippo Club, Leos, 1 Love @ The Brunel Rooms, The Cross, Miss Moneypennys, Ministry of Sound, Chuff Chuff and all Shuffle events were clubs and venues I used to frequent. The revolutionary crowds were truly inspiring and I made many good friends I still have today. This little soundbyte goes out to all of them.95:12 minutes (87.21 MB)
What would a Wez G Podcast be without a large chunk of cheese? It'd be like a doughnut with no jam. This edition provides a nice slice of Britney and due to a needle malfunction and unfortunately a little scratch, Britney manages to do a little skip. OK - I know its not very professional for me to release it anyway but I liked the mix and thought I'd overlook Miss Spears' misdemeanour and let you, the audience, be the judge of 'Jumping Slave Girl', an Easter Monday treat.91:13 minutes (83.55 MB)
Explore this sonic landscape hand in hand with some ethnic angels. Get yer head off to some global tribal and progressive sounds from deep within the shuffle vinyl stores...90:59 minutes (83.38 MB)
Bouncey light n' dark beats taking you into an unpredictable future of hazy crazy wild house music.88:18 minutes (80.92 MB)
A fresh, funky mix of chilled beats and bang it up tribal and progressive, perfect for an African sunset. Let me take you on a trip...SO HIGH!!!85:20 minutes (78.2 MB)
Classics are hard to define. bearing in mind my age means that I missed the really early stuff, I tried to include on this mix lots of stuff from when the Haçienda was still open and also in the fairly vocal style of Graeme Park.
I'll let rip with any other special requests, so listeners please give feedback. Please excuse the record jumps on the mix as some of the tunes are quite old. i didn't think the skips harmed the set that much so I uploaded it anyway...79:20 minutes (72.69 MB)
Vision: In a bleak desert. Sand swirling. Wind churning. A city beckons. It is vast, black, towering. It lies near to the edge of the desert and seems to be calling me in. What does it mean? Is this civilisation? This journey takes you through temptation on the road to salvation. Do we need to resist the civilisation that calls? Is this the electronic cyberworld of the future? Is it the destiny of man or do we stay in the wild desert away from the terrors of this unknown world?86:32 minutes (79.32 MB)
About 18 months ago I was walking along the street in my local village in South Wales when I felt a large snake's skull on the back of my head. I have occasional Shamanic experiences. I couldn't get the thing off me and went on a bit of a mad journey where I went off several huge cliffs into some serpent nests and in a shamanic state, to help me out, I linked up with some other medecine men across the globe. I ended upin an African tribal village where they chopped the head off the snake but the guy who did it warned me that the thing would stay with me for a while.87:36 minutes (80.3 MB)
I said I'd pepper the podshow with the occasional mix from the vaults. This is a rare occasion when I dug out the minidisc player and managed to record a Wez G live set. The venue is Journeys, Cardiff, the night , Mi Casa, the year 2004. It was a peak time mix and the crowd were having it!!! There is no track listing. I remember that my set starts with an Eddie Amador track on Yoshitoshi and finishes with an old Q:Dos classic, Nocturnal Spirit... Good times.... Enjoy!1:06:45 minutes (61.2 MB)
This is a mix which showcases the talents of two of Shuffle artist management's leading lights, including some of their work. Vocalist, Tricia Lee Kelshall, is currently working on new projects with some leading producers and remixers. DJ Jimpy will be heading back to the studio later on in 2008 and will be expanding his guest DJ slots, globally. Check: http://soundcloud.com/tricialeekelshall My Gang WILL GET you!!!
More Shuffle: http://groups.to/shuffle77:38 minutes (71.17 MB)
Funkier than usual mix for February, though it progs out by the end...A nice blend of old and new with some real belters in there! Toe-tappingly gorgeous!80:36 minutes (73.86 MB)
This is a fresh DJ mix for January 2008, a year where I think we'll see a big renaissance in house music...82:15 minutes (75.35 MB)
I've been munching fruit Menthos all week - can't get enough of them so a sweet theme seemed appropriate, that and the first two songs are about sweets, including a great remix of the eagerly anticipated new Billie Ray Martin track, surely one of the greatest vocalists to ever have graced the dancefloors of clubland. The mix begins deep and funky and progresses through to some nice banging beats with a lush vocal finish courtesy of Sharam. Sweet all the way...79:45 minutes (182.65 MB)
It's a bright fresh spring day in Wales and the latest mix is complete. There is a certain European flavour to this one as that is where the freshest sounds in house music are coming from, hence the Alpine scenery in the artwork. From Switzerland's Chris Reece's latest project to the fresh sounds of Kiev's Matan Caspi, this deep and funky groove will take you on a lush journey across the continent's blooming house music landscape.77:30 minutes (177.5 MB)
When I release a DJ Mix across the internet I picture listeners tuned in on their ipods as they go about their day to day lives, all across the world... For this mix there is a certain mellow ambience and I could see people tuning in as they walk through a nice park, soaking up the natural surroundings while they get into the deep groove I've created. There's lots of funky basslines interspersed with lush vocals and a nice overall floaty feel. Enjoy! ... And watch out for the bears!
A solar flare is a sudden brightening observed over the Sun surface, which is interpreted as a release of a massive amount of energy. Here in the UK we are experiencing a great deal of sunshine and warmth which is unusual for this time of year. Whereas others are nipping off to the beach, I decided to stay indoors and record a nice little DJ Mix, full of energy, ideal to get people moving after they've munched all their barbecue burgers.
The songs included on this mix seemed to me to have a lovey dovey theme and feel so hence the title 'True Romance'. Deep and funky, it flows nicely, with stand out tracks from Glimpse and Vincenzo and obviously the opening classic from A Man Called Adam. Light some candles and slap a nice meal on the table, while tuned into some upfront Wez G house music.
Haunted House? Well - for want of a better title - I thought there was some spooky theme going on in the track titles for this deep and funky mix which explores some of the finer elements of 2011 deep house, building to a crescendo with a classic remake of Superchumbo's Revolution, concluding with one of the finer tracks from Guy J's new 1000 words album. Don't miss out on my old Swedish matey Nibc's nice remix on his own label, Trunkfunk, one to watch out for as it booms out sounds from Berlin. Get with the Spooky Rhythm...
Everything in the digital age moves ever increasingly more speedily to the heartbeat of silicon... Chips, smaller, faster, ever more slick, drive our revolution... Our era is defined by technology and what better way to relax in this electronic world than to surrender to the sounds of upfront deep techno from Wez G?
FREE Wez G Iphone / Ipod Touch / Ipad app available now http://tinyurl.com/wezgapp78:58 minutes (180.88 MB)
Global Communication has never been more open... In the past decade we have experienced a worldwide internet revolution that has widened our horizons more than ever before. At the touch of a button you can meet and speak to people on the other side of the planet via the multitude of ever-expanding social networks. DJs have to take advantage of this great leap forward and broadcast to the wide world.79:15 minutes (181.45 MB)
It's been a long summer and there's been a break in my regular mixes. Anyway I'm back with a bang and keen to 'Free The Planet'. Watching the news here in the UK over the past year or so and I am detecting a disturbing pattern of police brutality and the erosion of our fundamental human rights. George Orwell's '1984' warns of a 'Big Brother' society where every thought is monitored and people punished for the most minor of detours from the authorities' policies. To me house music represents freedom.79:24 minutes (182.23 MB)
Another wet and cold summer and already autumn is upon us. Leaves, golden brown, scatter the floor in the country parks of South Wales and the wind and rain are ceaseless. This is another chillout special in the Wez G Mix series and blends in old and new, some recognisable, some maybe not so, all melodic in harmony and compiled in a way to calm, inspire and relax you as the days draw in and we head into the winter darkness.
The best time for dance music in my opinion was the early 1990s. It was the heyday of the Rave Scene and dancefloors were packed with sky high dancing bods. The reason I like this period is not that the floors were filled with ecstasy takers, but that the music was at its peak. Dubby loops of bass and funk with a constant circular rhythm in the tents and clubs drove the E'd up crowd into a frenzy.79:41 minutes (182.64 MB)
Jacking your body has always been a part of house music and this mix has a few 'Jack' references. My own interpretation of the required picture and actual mix name comes from one of my greatest Christmas presents back in the day. Jack Attack was the essential game for the Commodore 64 and as little red Jack you could hop about platforms and squash baddies. What it has to do with house-jacking God only knows...79:38 minutes (182.88 MB)
Mixing this haunted house made me think of a ghost under the covers with me. Twisted tech with minimal vocals, the mix builds to a crescendo with an old reworked classic, Jaydee - Plastic Dreams, which was one of my Shuffle DJ partner (Damo)'s signature tunes back in the day when we rocked the best of the country's dancefloors from the tip to the toe of the Uk.
Frosty blue is a chillout mix, the 50th set in the Wez G DJ Mix series. We've had a mild winter though the frost is starting to bite right now. In Caldicot, where Wez G is based, only the River severn separates him from the hippest of chill towns, Bristol. It is the frosty blue of the river that keeps the muffled sounds of Massive ATtack from rising out constantly and you can even see Portishead from across the water. Both of these seminal trip hop bands are included on the mix as indeed are some other bighitters, interspersed with the latest upfront chill from Beatport.79:40 minutes (182.72 MB)
Back in my (younger) clubbing days I can remember watching a drug awareness video. They put a load of rats in a box, gave some of them speed which caused them to run around crazily hyperactive. The ones they gave ecstasy also sped up, but ran around the box edges in nice neat continuous circles. The E'd up Rats were following one of the most basic of symmetrical desires. This mix has a nice circular flow to the beats. I'm not equating my audience with rodents, far from it;.79:39 minutes (182.37 MB)
Hot, sweaty city nights. The Urban Heat Island warms up the landmass and where to go but dancing in the smog-laced street, unless you happen to house it up in your nearest club. Hot In The City is a deep, funky, bang up-for-it mix, perfectly suited for your take on a city night out.
Music is a great tool for expression. The music artist takes you on a journey,a rollercoaster ride of feelings and emotion. Descartes said 'Cogito Ergo Sum' - 'I think, therefore I am'. The musician thinks and then performs and his work, that all can hear, his art, becomes one with the audience. a Transferrance of energy occurs and the form of the art manifests itself in the feelings of those that listen.
A mix to form part of the Wez G Seasonal Selection, this smooth chillout set flows like the sea across a warming coastline as we leave the winter behind us and embrace the Spring. We've had some lovely weather here in South Wales and the lambs are in the fields as indeed are the daffs... Turn on, Tune in and lay back and relax to some subliminal sounds.
Nothing like a midmorning natter with caffeine flowing through your veins. Catch up on the weekend's events, look forward to the week ahead, find out the latest goss, everyone loves their coffee break. This funky little mix starts with some classics and works its way through a funk agenda to Joey Negro at the finale, working in three of the latest Wez G productions to boot. Sip up and enjoy!
A few years ago I underwent an Ayahuasca session and was induced into the world of shamanism. It was great except for the plant taking complete control of your body and mind proved a bit daunting around six months later when I had a flashback from my experience and trekked up into the local woods where I had an alien abduction experience. I was surrounding by probing Chinese Red Army soldiers inspecting my body and faced an attack of flying red dragons. I eventually returned intact from the forest, leaving a trail of floating light beings in my wake.79:51 minutes (183.37 MB)
Well - It's been a busy week... My new Native Instruments Maschine turned up and I've been busy learning that - the aim is to develop my digital DJing to incorporate Maschine eventually and it should certainly revolutionise the Wez G production methods also... Apart from that I've been busy researching on ancestry dot com and managed to trace my lineage back to James I of Scotland... It's an amazing and addictive fun site - well worth a go... Back on Beatport and all the decent tracks were hiding away in the Indie Dance / Nudisco section.79:48 minutes (183.32 MB)