Thursday, 9 June 2011

Soultan Mix

Just like these super cool huskies, you could be kicking it on the beach, around the pool, in the park, garden or in the living room (if you live in England) unwinding after a hard day’s work. Like these hounds, you deserve to unwind, especially if you’ve been pulling and Inuit (or a fat American tourist) around. So if after 25 miles of sledding (or 8 hours of window-watching) you guys fancy tapping your foot (or pant in time) to some grooves, here’s a little something for ya.

P.S. If you all practice together, you might just have a winning act together for your nearest *INSERT COUNTRY*’s Got Talent.

Soultan Mix by SamCotton
Soultan Mix - Tracklist

CSLSX - Keep On Shining
Robbie Williams - Bodies (Aeroplane Instrumental Remix)
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (Anoraak Remix)
Blackbird Blackbird - Hawaii (Niva Remix)
Roberto Rodriguez - Has Been
Alexander O'Neal - What's Missing (Extended Remix)
Odyssey - Inside Out (Mr Bird Remix Master)
Lone - Approaching Rainbow
Classixx - Into the Valley feat. Karl Dixon (Julio Bashmore Remix)
Joy Orbison -Wade In
Friendly Fires - Live Those Days Tonight (Tim Green Main Mix)
Paul Hardcastle - Rainforest/What's Going On

DOWNLOAD - Sam Cotton - Soultan Mix

Friday, 4 March 2011

Sverige Nice!

Hej hej - That's hello in Swedish! Here's my demo for Butlers a bar my dad has been going to since 1992. I've been invited to DJ at a festival being held in Trollhattan (and for the geographically challenged that's near Gothenburg, and like 5 hours south of Stockholm). And here is my demo for the Butler's crew (BTW it's not an exclusive butler hangout, come on it's 2011!) with a token track from Swede, Cirez D, thrown in (for enjoyment as well as relevance).

Enjoy it anywhere - grab it here: Sam Cotton - Sverige Nice Mix

And here's the tracklist:

Cirez D - Full Stop (Original Mix)                                                           
Funkin Matt - Anywhere (Original Mix)          
Basto - Gregory's Theme (Extended Mix)                                                           
Stedd & Numca - Hamlet (No Body's Just Brain Edit)                                   
Afrojack - Replica (Original Mix)                                                           
Michael Woods - First Aid (Original Mix)                                                           
Canblaster - Clockworks                                   
Boys Noize - Jeffer (Original mix)                                   
Boys Noize & Housemeister - Saturday (Original Mix)                        
Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N (Fake Blood Remix)                       
Joris Voorn - Blank                                               
Chris Lake - Secrets In The Dark (AK Remix)                                               
Clare Maguire - The Last Dance (Chase & Status Remix)                       

ATM I'm preparing for my last Dance-a-thon (12 hour DJ set) for the Uganda Link Charity at Burford School in Oxford next week... bring on the Relentless.

Hej dor - guess what that means...

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Happy Nu Year! Enough of all the New Year, New Year crap that's being stuffed down our necks at the moment. We've already broken those resolutions (and don't bother starting them again in time for Chinese New Year!), but I've got one guilt-free gift for you in the shape of a mix. I hope this one eases you into the year the right way! Sit back and relax...

Jimmy Edgar - New Touch (Jacques Greene Remix)
LBCK - Start (Bit Funk Remix)
Azari & III - Into The Night (Original)
Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Azari & III Remix)
Massimiliano Pagliara - Keep On Dreaming (Mark E Main Mix)
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (Tensnake Remix)
Tensnake - Need Your Lovin
Lace - Can't Play Around (Munga Can't Edit Around Mix)
Kasper Bjoerke - Heaven (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Pull My Christmas Cracker!

I don't think I need say to much in this post as this picture speaks a 1000 words. Here's my little surprise Christmas Cracker mix, inspired from my recent trip to Berlin, especially one great night at Watergate. Enjoy my tech tinged treat, and of course, MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Maxxi & Zeus - The Struggle            
Magnetic Man - Flying Into Tokyo (Azedia Remix)           
Benedikt Prechter - Freiwildbahn                       
Trancemicsoul - 32 Barilla Crescent           
Groove Armada - History (Tom Budden's Alive Remix)
Toby Tobias - In Your Eyes (Tensnake Remix)           
Bill Withers - Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Edit)           
Jori Hulkkonen - I Am Dead (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)           
Errors - A Rumour In Africa (Gold Panda Remix)           
Gunnar Wendel - 578 (Omar S Rude Boy Warm Mix)                                   
Tensnake - Keep Believin’           
Modeselektor - Art & Cash (SBTRKT Remix)           
Errors - Bridge Or Cloud? (The Twilight Sad Remix)            

Friday, 5 November 2010

Matthew And The Atlas - Kingdom of Your Own EP Launch

Fresh from supporting Mumford and Sons on tour Matthew And The Atlas are one of the hottest rising folk bands in the UK, or at least the Southwest! Midas Mumford, sorry I mean Marcus Mumford and his sons have already set Johnny Flynn on fire, and the new folk revolution is truly in full stride. It’s exciting to be part of this newly exposed genre, but sad to see commercialisation tainting what started off organic and good. The earthy raw talent of bands such as Matthew And The Atlas amongst the Communion team is something to behold, now. We don’t need another radio worthy Mumford and Sons, but let them just be a reminder and a hook into the innocent folk scene. To go and buy records you only hear on vinyl not the internet, it’s a lost culture that this niche genre has managed to preserve. Mumford and Sons haven’t sold out (not yet I hope), and their success isn’t bad either as exposure for all smaller folk fish is just what they want. Mumford and the team know this, as they kindle the Communion label as a hub of up and coming talent, just like Matthew Hegarty. The EP launch at The Borderline in London celebrated with Communion’s finest with support from exciting newcomer Rachel Sermanni, Stokes William and the mysterious ‘Daughter’ to make this one hoedown to remember.

Matthew delivered his oak-barrelled odes in a classic quality, full of heartbreak and deliverance. Along with the inevitable contrasts to Mumford and Sons, Matthew’s lumberjack voice is reminiscent of Ray LaMontagne’s and harmonies resemble those of Bon Iver. Ironically the pastoral natures of his lyrics are genuinely heart felt as the singer’s also a landscape gardener. So he really is familiar with the dead leaves and withering roses. From brass duets (and incredible moustaches) the instrumentation is unadulterated new folk – acoustic guitars, accordion, banjo, trumpets, trombone, percussion; peaceful in the slow songs and powerful in the fast. Highlights include, “Within The Rose” and “Come Out Of The Woods”. The EP is avialble now on Ben Lovett‘s (the keyboard/accordion player in Mumford and Sons) Communion records.

In more ways than one, they have Ben Lovett and Mumford and Sons to thank for their success so far. Hopefully, however, Hegarty and his band can escape from their predecessors' shadow, to really come into a kingdom of their own.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Creamfields 2010

Take an August Bank Holiday, a field in sunny Warrington, whack 12 stages in said field with a few hundred DJ's and 50,000 nutters = one heavy Northern rave.

Having sold out, Creamfields bared the big guns of Armin, Tiesto, Deadmau5, PVD, Richie Hawtin, Sven Vath and not to forget the festival favorites Swedish House Mafia.

Rather than writing about all the alcohol consumed (and thrown away by the stupid security guards), hands in the air moments, rain, mud, tent neighbours (I saw one pissing on next doors tent on Monday morning, glorious), hangovers and carparks - I thought I'd just condense it into my own glowstick festival gauge.

  1. Afrojack - he killed it Sunday morning, waking up to Dutch house can be a great thing! (Unless its Riverside! Thanks for that one Sidney.) = 5 Glowsticks!
  2. Kissy Sell Out - Kissy was wearing a string vest for a reason, he was on fire! = 4 Glowsticks
  3. Swedish House Mafia - Although it looked as though Sweden had just won the World cup, people showed big love for the Swedes big tunes and big show. = 4 Glowsticks
  4. Calvin Harris - last live performance (apparently), his stunt drew in the crowd so he certainly was not alone = 4 Glowsticks
  5. Grum - some nice down tempo disco notes were a welcomed respite = 3 Glowsticks.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Come Trance With Me

From Tiesto playing in Victoria Park, to the annual Balearic madness and even to crowded country fields, Trance is pulsating hard and fast through sound systems this summer. So whether you're about to get trance on or if you are reeling from a recent trance expedition - here's a mix to tickle those taste buds.

John O'Callaghan  - Desert Orchid (Thomas Bronzwaer Remix)
Roger Shah & Ralph Fritsch Pres Black Pearl - Discovery
Marcel Woods - Tomorrow (Dub Mix)                                   
Above & Beyond vs Kyau & Albert - Anphonic           
Sand And Sense  - Cold Night (The Flyers And Mike Sonars Original Mix)
Cosmic Gate  - London Rain           
Jordan Suckley - Lush!
First State Feat. Sarah Howells - Reverie (Original Mix)           
Tigran Oganezov  - Orko (Original Mix)           
Marcus Schossow  - Genre This (Original Mix)
Jon O'Bir - Out Of Touch (Beltek Remix)                                   
Danny Nightingale - Sunsetter (Original Mix)