Saturday, 14 November 2009

Swedish House Mafia!

Hej, hej! (Thats Swedish for HELLO!) How are you all? So the last week has been pretty hectic - but in a good way! It was all about the Swedish House Mafia (SHM AKA: Steve Angello, Sebastien Ingrosso and Axwell) last weekend at Brixton were amazing! Just caught the end of Kissy Sell Out, who was supporting SHM - he truly has mastered the warm-up DJ skills, as well as being a mint headliner. So after we fought off the near 100m cloakroom queue, it was straight into the main room (they had segregated some parts - hallways etc. of the academy off to create different rooms/areas) and within a minute of being in there the screens lit up for the Swede's intro. As predictable as it may have been they ran onto the stage and went straight into 'Leave The World Behind' setting a pretty good theme for the rest of the night. Airhorn's were in high supplies as the trio must have gone through about 3 per song - especially Angello who at one point could be seen using 6 of them! They put on a wicked show, the pyrotechnics, CO2 Cannons, flame throwers and lasers were out in true force! The only downside was the venue, it seemed too much like a gig in there (it's a brilliant venue for gigs nonetheless) and it was like more of a mosh pit at the front, rather than somewhere you could dance. Ministry of Sound or a super club would have probably been a better choice. This was all soon forgotten thanks to the music, tracks like 'Guns on Demo (GOD)' from Laidback Luke got the crowd stomping along with some of SHM's finest new and classic material. Check out my video I took (above) of their final track - bet you can't guess what they played!

So to give you a taste of one of 2009's most prominent dance music shows, I pulled together a Swedish House Mafia special for everyone who was or wasn't there!

Sam Cotton SHM Special Show - 10th November 2009 by Sam Cotton Radio

(will follow soon)

So there you go, I hope you enjoyed my celebration of these three house legends!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Gigs and Stuff - October 2009

October's been pretty sweet for me gig-wise! Pacha London was awesome on 16th October playing alongside the likes of Bodyrox and Marcella Woods. I twisted up the Global room from 3-4am then I hit the main room for the last stint until 5am. Everyone was loving the wonky stuff, so expect some more of that in the future from me! And of course with being back at Uni all the students have their loans in and there are plenty of mint events to be playing at. I have played for the Student Radio Awards Nominations party and a brand new 'I Love Student Radio' event where even Greg James turned up!

Me at the SRA Nominations Party

I know all of you are probably wondering what's going on with my radio show - well I should be gracing the cyberwaves of Smoke Radio within the next few weeks - so keep your eyes out here!

Thursday, 15 October 2009


So it's the University of Westminster Freshers Ball @ Pacha, London tomorrow (Friday 16th October 2009) and guess what?! Yup! I'm playing! So what kind of tunes can you expect to hear - well without giving too much of my set away... Here is a mix for all you lovely people who want to get in the mood for the Freshers Ball (stick this on as your getting ready to go out!) or for you poor people who couldn't make it (London is far away for some of you loyal readers but there's no excuse not to listen to this beautiful mix from anywhere in the world!) Check it OUT!


1. FML (Original Mix) - Deadmau5
2. My GOD (Guns On Demo) - Laidback Luke
3. Symfo (Marcus Schossow & Robert Burian Remix) - Rank 1
4. Tivoli (The Dutch Rudder Remix) - Steve Angello
5. Cyan (Michael Feiner Remix) - Arno Cost
6. Waterfall (Kim Fai Remix) - Paul Thomas & Myke Smith
7. Waves - Pryda
8. How Soon Is Now feat. Julie McKnight - Dirty South & Sebastian Ingrosso & David Guetta
9. Rubin (Abel Ramos Benevento With Love Mix) - EDX
10. La Mezcla (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney Bootleg) - Michel Cleis
11. Pon De Floor (Laidback Luke Remix) - Major Lazer
12. Give It Up For Me (Original Mix) - Sydney Blu
13. Miami Baby Atlanta (G.reg Bootleg) - Pryda vs Pnau
14. Downpipe (Original Club Mix) - D.Ramirez, Mark Knight & Underworld
15. King Of Drop (DJ DLG Mix) - HCCR
16. On Off (Original Mix) - Cirez D
17. Leave The World Behind (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike White Isle Mix) - SHM & Laidback Luke

The full line up is listed below - Looks like I'm in with some pretty decent company hey!

See you there!

Deadmau5 @ The Roundhou5e!

Hello! Hope you all are good! 5o I went down to 5ee the Mau5 5ma5h up The Roundhou5e la5t night - and ye5 he well and truly killed it. Joel played a con5iderably long 5et, which kept the crowd bouncing for over two hour5. CO2 cannon5 were in full 5trength (well not quite a5 mental a5 the cannon5 in Ibiza, but the novelty wa5 5till there!) and 5o wa5 the mu5ic. A5 he ran on 5tage from hi5 OTT vi5ual intro, hi5 5igniture Mau5 hat 5hadow wa5 projected onto the roof of the Roundhou5e a5 the light5 5hone from behind him. He 5tarted with about 30min5 of new material, which in true Deadmau5 5tyle wa5 fanta5tically melodic. He gradually built into track5 from the new album kicking off with 'FML'. He continued as he meant to go on with track5 like 'Sometimes Things Get Complicated' fu5ed with hi5 mix of Calvin Harris's 'I'm Not Alone'. Tracks like 'You Need A Ladder' (the Zelda theme tune) and 'Ghosts and Stuff' got the Mau5 dancing like the inner geek, flapping hi5 arm5 in the air and jumping on the table and embracing the vi5ual5 of 'Space Invaders'. Another 5lightly worrying factor about the Canadian'5 5et wa5 the amount5 of confetti cannon5 - it 5eems he mu5t have been either to a lot of wedding5 recently, or perhaps this is the Mau5 5howing off hi5 feminine 5ide with 5ilver, red and white 5treamer5 erupting every time an epic breakdown kicked back in with hi5 5igniture thumping ba55.

5treamers and odd dancing a5ide, Zimmerman wa5 truely on form la5t night and if anything was to take away it would be the final track. I don't think thi5 video need5 any description but it's what Deadmau5 fini5hed with and it wa5 BRILLIANT!

How cool i5 that! Keep your eye5 peeled for ticket5 at your local venue - he i5 gigging for the next week or 5o - go and 5ee! If not I'm 5ure you will be able to catch a load of it on YouTube!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Bonkers Conkers!

The tunes are out - but so are the conkers! And why not celebrate with the first of many of my Autumn edition mixes. This mix is basically a conker fight but with musical bombs instead of conkers - witness it for yourself...

Sam Cotton Bonkers Conkers Mix 2009 by SamCotton


  1. Black & Blue (Caspa Remix) - Miike Snow
  2. Sunday Morning (Original Mix) - J Nitti
  3. Beach Kisses (Joris Voorn Green Mix) - Dosem
  4. You Are My Dream (Original Mix) - Sebastian Reza
  5. Fix Your Technologic (Miska Mashup) - Fake Blood Vs. Daft Punk
  6. Drumming Song (Jack Beats Remix) - Florence And The Machine
  7. Pon De Floor (Cold Blank Remix) - Major Lazer
  8. Big Dirty Bass (WoNK Remix) - Will Bailey
  9. Plastic Crock - Belocca, Soneec & Chris Lauer
  10. Lagune (Original Mix) - Muzzaik
  11. Love Emergency (Jewelz and Josh The Funky One Vocal Mix) - Kurd Maverick & Sam Obernik
  12. Yebo Yebo (Paul Thomas & Myke Smith Remix) - Neuroxyde
  13. The 16th Hour (Original Mix) - Deadmau5
  14. Waterfall (Original Mix) - Paul Thomas & Myke Smith
  15. You Can Be The One (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix) - Late Night Alumni

Don't forget Smoke Radio starts broadcasting for The University of Westminster's Freshers Week - I will be gracing the decks and mic to bring you a very special opening edition of The Dance Show, so keep it locked on here till then for all the info!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Street Fair!

That was last year - check me out rocking Deadmau5 to innocent villagers, quite embarrassing really - it's all in community spirit though! Hopefully next summer I will smashing it at both the Riverside (not in anyway shape or form to do with Sidney Sampson) and The Cornbury Festival 'rave' tent!

So, it's Charlbury Street Fair this Saturday (19th September 2009) and yours truly is gunna be rocking the decks! If your around come and check it all all - I'm playing from 5-6pm on the main stage in front of The Bell. To give you a little taste of what you can expect music wise, here is a mix I threw together for the event!

  1. Ready For The Weekend (High Contrast Remix) - Calvin Harris
  2. White Lies (Rusko Euphoria Remix) - Mr. Hudson
  3. Running - Chase And Status
  4. Sexy Bitch (Chuckie and Lil Jon Remix) - David Guetta
  5. Holiday (Laidback Luke's Rave It Up Remix) - Dizziee Rascal & Calvin Harris
  6. Anyway (DJ DLG Bigroom Disco Mix) - Ducksauce
  7. The Fear (Bart B More Bootleg) - Lily Allen
  8. Walking on dream (Mobin Master Remix) - Empire of the Sun
  9. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (P.E.S.T remix) - Florence and the Machine
  10. In For The Kill (Steve Angello Remix) - La Roux
  11. One More Chance (Alex Metric Remix) - Bloc Party
  12. Be Vs. Satisfaction (Swedish House Mafia Bootleg) - Steve Angello & Laidback Luke
  13. My Otherside (Benny Benassi Remix) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  14. Good Life (Kim Fai Remix) - Inner City
  15. Billie Jean Is Dub Massive (Dynamik Dave mashup) - Michael Jackson Vs Milton Channels
See you there!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Summer's Gone!

It's that time of year again, time to go back to Uni, school, college, work - whatever the weather, (well certainly the UK's weather) its getting gloomy! So to cheer you all up this week here is a nice uplifting mix to get you in gear for the Autumn - there are some nice things to come, what more could you want than conkers and crunchy leaves?

(To download the mix all you need to do is click on the little downwards arrow on the right-hand side of the box below ;-)

Summer's Gone Baby Mix by SamCotton

  1. Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix) - Temper Traps
  2. Waves - Pryda
  3. GRRRR (Original Mix) - David Guetta
  4. Somebody (Antillas Club Remix) - Antillas & Uppermost
  5. Avantgarde (Original Mix) - Passenger 10
  6. Miami Baby Atlanta (G.reg Bootleg) - Pryda vs Pnau
  7. Rabid (Original Mix) - Dubfire
  8. That Feeling (Abel Ramos Madrid with Love Mix) - The Groove Foundation and DJ Chus
  9. Tivoli (Danyo Wallem Remix) - Steve Angello
  10. Shiny Disco Balls 2009 (The Spanish Fly Remix) - Who Da Funk
  11. Pjanoo (Hy2rogen & Fr3cky Remake Extended) - Eric Prydz
  12. You And I (Havin Zagross & Luciano Vargas Remix) - Medina
  13. Alcoholic (Avicii Edit) - Tim Berg
  14. You're Nasty - Duck Sauce
  15. Time To Pretend (High Contrast Remix Rainman Edit) - MGMT

David Guetta seems to have sorted his life out too, GRRRR is pretty mint - what do you guys think?

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Sunny September!

Hey Hey! How are you all doing? So it was Notting Hill Carnival last weekend, the place was truely buzzing, the weather was wicked and the music was pumping! Cr2 Records hosted their own soundsystem and one heck of one it was! Headlining was DJ Chuckie - a fresh DJ straight out of Amsterdam - he brang his dirty/edgy/urban-house to the scene and truely killed it. However, the random back street was not graced by Micky Slim - who was meant to be closing the show off for Cr2. I was a bit gutted as I was looking forward to one of his insanse sets - the stewards claimed there were a few complications - but Micky we hope you get better soon! Chuckie hung around and stepped in for Micky - smashing it with a huge D'n'B set - so I have graced this mix with one of his biggest tunes yet! It was indeed a massive weekend for dance music with Creamfields and Reading and Leeds (Yes they do have a dance stage there - Deadmau5 headlined this year!) So to get into the musical spirit I have slammed together another mix for you lovely people.

Check this one out!

(To download the mix all you need to do is click on the little downwards arrow on the right-hand side of the box below ;-)

Sam Cotton - September 2nd 2009 Mix by SamCotton

1. Standing On The Shore (Lifelike Remix) - Empire Of The Sun
2. 2wo Butterflies (Quivver Remix) - Erphun
3. Give It Up For Me (Original Mix) - Sydney Blu
4. Take Me To The Hospital (Adam F & Horx Remix)- The Prodigy
5. Masterpeice - Micky Slim & Brothers Bud
6. King Of Drop (DJ DLG Mix)- HCCR
7. My GOD (Guns On Demo - Original Mix) - Laidback Luke
8. Waves - Erol Alkan & Boys Noize
9. Playmaker (Original Mix) - Deadmau5
10. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (P.E.S.T remix) - Florence and the Machine
11. Brothers & Sisters (Original Mix) - Quivver
12. On Off (Original Mix) - Cirez D
13. At My Best (Lucky Charmes & Tony Verdult Mix) - Robin S, Corey Gibbons
14. Brighter Days (Original Mix) - Adam K
15. Let the Bass Kick (Blowup Remix) - Chuckie
16. Downpipe (Original Club Mix) - D.Ramirez, Mark Knight, Underworld

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Another mix! Wohoooo! That's right, I had some free time today, so to keep me on my toes wacked another mix together! Why "Pick'n'Mix"? Well, just have a listen and I'm sure you will see... There's a bit of everything in there, so what's there not to like... NOTHING! Great!
Well actually the only problem my 'home studio' is facing is the lack of speakers still, so another headphone mix - I think I'm getting good at these now!

Check this little eclectic one out...

Sam Cotton - August 25th 2009 Mix by SamCotton


  1. Let The Story Begin - Sub Focus
  2. Screen In Motion - Luca
  3. Everything (Blame Mix) - P. Money Feat Vince Harder
  4. Lovesick - High Contrast
  5. I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix) - La Roux
  6. Superfluous - Stockholm Syndrome
  7. La Mezcla - Michel Cleis
  8. Drumming Song (Boy 8-Bit Remix) - Florence & The Machine
  9. Let Me Be Real feat. Mitch Crown (Hook N Sling & Goodwill Remix) - Fedde Le Grand
  10. It Only Hurts (Richard Durand Mix) - Julie Thompson
  11. Salto (Original DrumBeat Mix) - Helvetic Nerds
  12. Animal (Fred Falke Remix) - Miike Snow
  13. Anyway - Duck Sauce

Friday, 14 August 2009

August Mix!

Wow! I have actually had a few hours off work and my mental schedule! SO - I did a mix! What else! I have been promising it for a while, so thanks alot for being so patient!

This one I threw together before making my way to work this afternoon, It's never to early to be mixing hey!
Got a slight problem with my 'Home Studio' set up however... My big old loudspeakers are back in Oxford from a previous gig, and so I was speakerless for this mix! Ha! Tell me what you think of my headphone-only skills!

Sam Cotton - 13th August Mix 2009 by SamCotton


1. How Soon Is Now feat. Julie McKnight - Dirty South & Sebastian Ingrosso & David Guetta
2. One More Chance (K.S and Tom G. Remix) - Bloc Party
3. We Are Kidsos (ImanoS Bootleg) - Dirty South Vs. Sebastian Ingrosso
4. L.E.D. There Be Light (Wippenberg Remix) - Rank 1
5. The Tunnel - Cirez D

6. Savannah - ATFC
7. Amazzonia (Benny Royal & Robbie Taylor Remix) - Giordano
8. Good Life (Kim Fai Remix) - Inner City
9. Feeling For You (Jean Claude Ades Remix) - Vincent Thomas
10. Symfo (Marcus Schossow & Robert Burian Remix) - Rank 1 Symfo
11. Happy Ending (Heatbeat & Randy Boyer Mix) - HeatBoyer

Hope your all having a wicked summer! Watch this space for more mixes coming soon!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Summer Madness!

Hey guys, how you all doing?

What a sick picture from Global Gathering this weekend!
Wow, I have been working hard this summer, just moved house as well so all pretty hectic!

A mix will be coming your way very soon hopefully, soon as I have the decks up and running (yes I know it's bad that I even considered unpacking clothes before decks!)

Its a big week for the dance world with Global Gathering last weekend and Tiesto in Victoria Park this weekend.

So I thought while I'm working on these mixes for you all - here are some Global and Tiesto related treats for you.

Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System - I Will Be Here (Tiesto Remix)

Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System - I Will Be Here (Laidback Luke Remix)

Dirty South Vs. Sebastian Ingrosso - We Are Kidsos (ImanoS Bootleg)

Sir G - Always Been Real (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Mix)

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Dance Show's Out For Summer!

Hey guys! Hope your all doing well! Just back from Glastonbury! Man! It was amazing this year - nice mixture of mud, sun and rain (if thats possible!) Highlight has to be The Prodigy - they were incredible - check them out here:

My main man Deadmau5 was wicked as always though and so was Eric Prydz - well what I Remember! Ha!


So my last show this year (well until September) for Smoke Radio and we waved goodbye to an awesome year of dance music on the show. It gets bigger and better every week and over the summer I'm sure we will have some anthems from the likes of Ibiza. Don't worry though! I will be keeping your ears satisfied with all this summers bangers in some of my special summer mixes.

I'm busy with the likes of work experience at certain radio compaines at the moment, but soon as I can get my hands on those decks I will and the fisrt installment of my summer mixes will be coming to you!

Meanwhile, here is the mix from my final show for the year of 08/09 - and what a cracker it is...

May 22nd 2009 Mix


1. Raindrops (Funkagenda & Paul Thomas Redux) – Basement Jaxx ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Back of The Van (Wawa Remix) – Ladyhawke
3. Somewhere (Avicii Remix) – Albin Myers & Sandro Monte Ft. Abigail Bailey ***REMIX BOX***
4. Dancetrap (Budai & Vic Remix) – Dave Storm ***REMIX BOX***
5. The Girl and The Robot (Spencer & Hill Remix) – Royksopp ***REMIX BOX***
6. Orange Glow (Charlie May Remix) – Glenn Morrison
7. Che Flute – Steve Angello
8. Break Da Funk Down (Tristan Garner Bootleg) – Laidback Luke Vs. Daft Punk ***THE MASH-UP***
9. Little World – D.E.R
10. Pangea Better Ways Ft. Michael Feiner (Instrumental Mix) – Albin Myers
11. I Found You (Abel Ramos Remix) – Axwell ***RETRO RECORD***
12. I Remember House – Soul Minority ***THE CHILL PILL***
13. Sign of the Times – Cosmic Gate ***ENCORE***
14. Feel 4 Glory (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Mash-up) – Axwell ***ENCORE***

And the tune I'm loving at the moment is: Little World – D.E.R

Check it out, real euphoric and poweful stuff by D.E.R.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Tuesday 12th May 2009 Mix

Hello! I hope you are all well, and enjoying the sunshine! I've got a real nice mix here to get you in that summer mood. The next mix will posted next Friday, as Smoke Radio (the station that my show goes out - Tuesdays 8-9pm) is having a special broadcasting week. So my show is on at 5pm on Friday to kick start your weekend - don't miss next weeks show its going to be a corker. Trying to think of a special theme for it too, something summer realted maybe?

Anyway, heres the mix - check this one out...

May 12th 2009 Mix


1. Hold On Tight (Tube & Berger Remix) – Lambda ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Isabel (Original Mix) - Steve Angello
3. Bob-Omb (Original Mix) - Darwin & Backwall
4. Take Me With You (Adam K & Soha Club Mix) - Serge Devant, Emma Hewitt ***REMIX BOX***
5. Find Yourself (Cosmic Gate Remix) - John O'Callaghan Feat Sarah Howells ***REMIX BOX***
6. Ride The Rhythm (Akabu Mix) - Joey Negro ***REMIX BOX***
7. Luftbahn (Tube & Berger Remix) - Deichkind
8. Feel 4 Glory (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix) - Axwell ***THE MASH-UP***
9. World Is Mine 2009 (David Smesh Remix) - David Guetta ***THE RETRO RECORD***
10. Communicate (Original Mix) - Chris Lake ***THE CHILL PILL***
11. Work That Slippy Pjanoo - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Vs. Pryda & Underworld ***ENCORE***

The track I am loving this week is:

Feel 4 Glory (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Remix) - Axwell

Absolutely massive!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Deadmau5 In The Hou5e

Deadmau5 tore it up last week at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. He got a bit merry on stage - particular highlights of this include the Mau5 wobbling around on stage, falling over a speaker, smoking under the decks and trying to drink through his iconic headwear. Maybe all this got a bit too much for him as he pushed the system to the limit - after heavily using a filter over one of his last tracks - resulting in the system cutting out. However, he recovered after a minute of silence as he frantically tapped away on his laptop. The crowd wasn't fazed as they chanted his name until he recovered. He pulled it out the bag with his remix of: The Longest Road - Morgan Page feat. Lissie. Singing along into a Corona bottle Joel really looked like he was quite the karaoke don.

So in the run up to the show I thought - why not do a Deadmau5 themed show?

Here it is...

May 5th 2009 ***Deadmau5 Special Mix***


1. All You Ever Want (Deadmau5 All My Dreams Remix) - Billy Newton Davis & Deadmau5 ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. I Remember (Original Vocal Mix) - Deadmau5 feat. Kaskade
3. Contact - Deadmau5 & Glenn Morrison
4. Brazil (Second Edit) - Deadmau5
5. 1981 (Adam K Remix) - Deadmau5 ***REMIX BOX***
6. To Forever (Deadmau5 Vocal Remix) - Rachael Starr ***REMIX BOX***
7. Teaser (Deadmau5 Remix) - Cirez D ***REMIX BOX***
8. The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix) - Morgan Page feat. Lissie ***REMIX BOX***
9. Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix) - Gianluca Motta Ft. Molly ***REMIX BOX***
10. Clockwork (Jonas Steur Ultra Violence Remix ) - Deadmau5 ***REMIX BOX***
11. Not Exactly (Original Mix) - Deadmau5
12. Set You Slip Free - Deadmau5 And N-Trance ***THE MASH-UP***
13. Arguru Can't Get Enough - Deadmau5 ***THE MASH-UP***
14. Lola's Ghost (Deadmau5 "Ghosts N Stuff" VS Shapeshifters "Lola's Theme") ***THE MASH-UP***
15. Tiny Dancer (Deadmau5 Remix) - Marco Demark Ft. Casey Barnes ***THE RETRO RECORD***
16. Toca Me (Deadmau5 2007 Mix) – Fragma ***THE RETRO RECORD***
17. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Deadmau5 Remix) - Daft Punk ***THE RETRO RECORD***
18. I'm Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix) - Calvin Harris ***THE CHILL PILL***
19. Move For Me (Rasmus Faber Epic Mix) - Deadmau5 ***THE CHILL PILL***
20. The Reward Is Cheese (Daft Punk Sample) (himynameismart b00tleg mix) – Deadmau5 ***ENCORE***
21. Catbread (Original Mix) - Deadmau5 ***ENCORE***

Sunday, 3 May 2009

5 Minutes of Fame!

Ok, so I went out with my mates recently to a comedy night at a bar called 'The Pheonix' in Oxford Circus. The night - 'Old Rope' - is for comedians to try out their new material. Stephen Merchant was the headliner - he was quality, pulling out a Bafta and a Golden Globe! Then towards the end of his set, he asks for two volunteers to perform a play he wrote when he was 14 called choices - he needed a man and a woman to act for him. Great. Suddenly all my mates there - Spike, Rich, Fiz and my girlfriend, Jen, decide it's a great idea to start pointing at me and Jen to get up there - being in the second row, Merchant points at us to get up there! Fantastic, so up we got and this is what happened...

So what so you think? Was a good laugh in hindsight!

Looks like next week's show is going to be Deadmau5 themed as he is touring the UK at the moment - going to see him on Wednesday at the Electric Ballroom in Camden - should be mint.

April Mixes

Alright guys! Sorry it's been a while! So much uni work etc, going on! Alas, I have finished uni for the summer now - YES! I hope you all liked the show demo, what do you think?

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I was very lucky to get Traktor Scratch Pro - I haven't really had time to have a proper go with it, but these mixes are the first two I have done with it. Check them out...

April 28th 2009 Mix


1. Rubin (Main Mix) – EDX ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Split The Line (Dubfire's Mega Remix) - Paul Ritch
3. BeithU feat. Zara (Muzzaik Remix) - Sultan & Tommyboy ***REMIX BOX***
4. Supercluster – (Ida Engberg Mix) - David West, Ida Engberg ***REMIX BOX***
5. The Seashore (Marco G & Amin Golestan Remix) – Muzikjunki ***REMIX BOX***
6. Black victory (Dj Aroy Bootleg) - Octave One vs Obama
7. Can't Get Alone (Bartosz Brenes Mashup) - Calvin Harris & Soulsearcher ***THE MASH-UP***
8. One More Time (Sebastien Leger Bootleg) - Daft Punk ***THE RETRO RECORD***
9. Melo – Pryda ***THE CHILL PILL***
10. Right Here, Right Now (Abel Ramos Brighton with love Remix) - FatBoy Slim ***ENCORE***

The track I was loving from this week is:

BeithU feat. Zara (Muzzaik Remix) - Sultan & Tommyboy

April 21st 2009 Mix


1. No Turning Back (Original Mix) - Gui Boratto ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Lift - Pryda
3. Leave The World Behind (Dirty South Remix) - Laidback Luke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Steve Angello feat. Deborah Cox ***REMIX BOX***
4. Canonball (Jean Elan Remix) – Dinka ***REMIX BOX***
5. In For The Kill (Re-edit of Skream's Remix by High Contrast) - La Roux ***REMIX BOX***
6. Warriors Dance - Prodigy
7. Pjanoo Not Alone (Sebastian Ingrosso Bootleg) – Pryda ***THE MASH-UP***
8. Adagio For Strings (Original Mix) - Seventh Son & Ethan North ***THE RETRO RECORD***
9. Mauri's Dream (Original Mix) - Cedric Gervais ***THE CHILL PILL***
10. Trouble In Paradise ‘Variation On A Theme’ (Fergie Excentric Mix) – UNKLE ***ENCORE***

From this week's show I was loving this tune:

No Turning Back (Original Mix) - Gui Boratto

Friday, 3 April 2009

Sam Cotton Smoke Radio Dance Show Demo April 2009


So to give you all more of an insight into the radio show i present and produce - The Dance Show on Smoke Radio - this is a demo to highlight the features of the show and generally give you a taste of what its all about.

Sam Cotton - Dance Show Demo April 2009

Tell me what you think about it, and don't forget to get online and listen every Tuesday 8-9pm on

Leave The World Behind

So here it is! This is sure to be one of the summer anthems this year. Showcased at the Miami Winter Music Conference last week, this is one hell of a collaboration - Laidback Luke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Steve Angello. I'm absolutely loving this track and I'm sure you will all too.

Laidback Luke, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Steve Angello - Leave The World Behind

Hope you enjoy it!

Also here's a little preview of what my radio show on Smoke Radio is all about

Check it out!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tuesday 24th March Mix and Antics

G'day! I hope everyone is enjoying the blog so far, make sure you comment on posts to tell me what you think of my mixes and things! So you might all be wondering whats going on in this picture above, as mentioned in my show in the great new feature 'What's Jen Wearing' (unfortunately 'What's Jen Wearing' will not be a regular feature), my beautiful girlfreind Jen decided to pretend she was 13 again and played 'Lets Get A Makeover', anyway this was the result! Pretty funny hey.

With regards to my show, this is the latest mix from me...

March 24th 2009 Mix


1. I’m Not Alone (Extended Mix) – Calvin Harris ***REMIX SPECIAL***
2. I’m Not Alone (Herve’s At The Festival Remix) – Calvin Harris ***REMIX SPECIAL***
3. I’m Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix) – Calvin Harris ***REMIX SPECIAL***
4. I’m Not Alone (Doorly Remix) – Calvin Harris ***REMIX SPECIAL***
5. Clear Blue Life – Redroche ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
6. Bounce (Original Mix) - MYNC Project & Dirty South
7. Spacemen (Steve Aoki & The Bloody Beetroots Remix version 3) – The
8. Killers ***REMIX BOX***
9. Today (Bart B More Remix) – Magnesia ***REMIX BOX***
10. 5th In Blue (Mango Mix) - Proff & Mango ***REMIX BOX***
11. Starstrings (Dabruck & Klein Mix) - Jody Wisternoff
12. So Many Laktos (Inphinity's WMC09 Mix) - Sebastion Ingrosso vs Gadjo ***THE MASH-UP***
13. Dreamer (Sunloverz Remix) - Niels Van Gogh Vs. Dave Ramone ***THE RETRO RECORD***
14. The Gift – Pryda ***THE CHILL PILL***
15. Remote (Deadmau5 Remix) - James Talk ***ENCORE***

And the track I am loving this week is: 5th In Blue (Mango Mix) - Proff & Mango

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Happy belated St. Patrick's Day to everyone!

Here is the mix from my St. Patrick's Show...


1.Life Goes On - Richard Grey & Erick Morillo ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2.Excited (Original Mix) - Avicii
3.In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix) - La Roux ***REMIX BOX***
4.Too Many Dicks On The Dancefloor (Schwarz Remix) - Flight Of The Conchords ***REMIX BOX***
5.Out There (Dim Chris Remix) - John Dahlback Feat. Basto ***REMIX BOX***
6.Jungle (Original Mix) - Sebastien Leger
7.Sleep Dear Gypsy (A. Cabrera & Mörkdal Remash) - Steve's Sweet Dreams ***THE MASH UP***
8.Mo Money Mo Problems (Laidback Luke Bootleg Forum Feedback Remaster) - Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy & Mase ***THE RETRO RECORD***
9.Longing for Lullabies (the Shapeshifters Nocturnal Groove) - Kleerup Ft Titiyo
10.I'm Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix) - Calvin Harris ***THE CHILL PILL***
11.Cyan (Original Mix) - Arno Cost ***ENCORE***

Here is something to put a smile on your faces, if you love Flight of The Conchords and you love dance music this is the one for you!

Check out the video too...

Dance Anthems of 2009 So Far...

Every so often Smoke Radio (the radio station my show goes out on) does a sort of novelty broadcast, for instance the first show of 2009 resulted in my 2008 Dance Anthems Mix (see later posts for more info). Anyway, it came to the time of year where Smoke Radio do the 24 hour broadcast - a day where the stations output is all live and the specialist and daytime programmes are all mixed up. However, this year Smoke Radio decided it would be better to do a 26 hour broadcast (bit weird I think) and I got the lovely slot of 6am - Nice.

So I put together this mix - Sam Cotton's Dance Anthems of 2009 So Far

March 14th 2009 @ 6AM Mix ***26-HOUR BROADCAST SPECIAL ***


1. I'm Not Alone (Extended Mix) - Calvin Harris
2. Viva La Vida (Laidback Luke Bootleg) – Coldplay
3. Paris Is Burning (Kim Fai Remix) - Ladyhawke
4. Cant Get Enough (Kid Massive Audiodamage Remix) – Housemates
5. Under Gypsy Women (Sebastien Leger Bootleg) - Crystal Waters vs. Alex Celler
6. Breakwater (EDX Remix) – Funkagenda
7. Addicted (Sultan & Ned Shepard Mix) - Serge Devant
8. If You Knew (Hardwell & Rehab Remix) - Chris Lake
9. Another Night (Vocal Mix) - Hook N Sling
10. The Deep End (Bart B More Remix) - Curses
11. Crimewave (La Riots Remix) - Crystal Castles
12. Aurora Borealis (Original Mix) - Fain
13. Breathless (Deadmau5 Remix) – ClearCut
14. Alamo (Lorne Padman & Christian Luke Remix) - Dirty South
15. Shadows (Adrian Lux Bootleg) – Pryda
16. Arguru Can't Get Enough - Deadmau5
17. Una - You're Not Alone (Jose Amnesia Dub)
18. Take Me - 4 Strings Vs. Morgan Page
19. You Dont Know Me (David Guetta Edit) - Armand Van Helden
20. Show Me Love (Hardwell Sunrise Mix) - Steve Angello & Laidback Luke Feat. Robin S

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

New Media

Its the way the world is going these days, so here are a load of links to all my social networking sites...

Add Me! 

The Dance Show

Ok so this is what its all about with me on the radio...

I present the Dance Show on Smoke Radio, so listen in for all the latest in dance music from electo-house to techno, covering the whole dance music globe.

I am in the mix for an hour long session, with features such as:
- The Brand New Track
- The Remix Box - 3 awesome remixes all in a row
- The Retro Record - a classic remixed to todays sound
- The Mash-Up
- The Chill Pill - the last record of the show a laidback track to chill out to
- The Encore - One more tune!

This will explain why some of the mixes seem a bit crazy!

Here are some of the mixes from 2009 so far

January 27th 2009 Mix

1. Show Me Love (Hardwell Sunrise Mix) - Steve Angello & Laidback Luke Feat. Robin S ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Taking Control Of You (D.O.N.S. Remix) - Greg Cerrone
3. Don't Tell (Thomas Gold Mix) - Systematic vs. Thomas Gold ***REMIX BOX***
4. Switch (Style Of Eye Remix) - Jay Lumen ***REMIX BOX***
5. Body To This (Prok & Fitch Floorplay Mix) - Belocca & Midnite Sleaze ***REMIX BOX***
6. Morphine (Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels Mix) - John Dahlback
7. Viva La Vida (Laidback Luke Bootleg) – Coldplay
8. Arguru Can't Get Enough - Deadmau5 ***THE MASH-UP***
9. Where's Your Head At (Klaas Remix) - Jean Elan ***RETRO RECORD***
10. Silence (NVG Vs Thomas Gold Mix) – Delerium ***THE CHILL PILL***
11. Big Sky (Original Mix) - John O'Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher ***ENCORE***

February 10th 2009 Mix

1. All I Have (Kim Jofferey Remix) - Sebastien Benett And Akil Wingate ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Windows (Chocolate Puma Remix) – Sil
3. Save Us - Mark Knight's Rulin' Mix - Black Science Orchestra ***REMIX BOX***
4. Last Forever (Daddy's Groove Remix) - Norman Doray & Tristan Garner feat. Errol Reid ***REMIX BOX***
5. Breathless (Ortega And Gold Vocal Mix) – ClearCut ***REMIX BOX***
6. Non Tibi Spiro (Original Mix) - Sound Players
7. Take Me - 4 Strings Vs. Morgan Page ***THE MASH-UP***
8. You’re Not Alone 2009 (Micha Moor Remix) - Liz Kay ***THE RETRO RECORD***
9. Guitarra G (Funkagenda Redux) - G Club pres. Banda Sonora ***THE CHILL-PILL***
10. Redblack – Arias ***ENCORE***

February 17th 2009 Mix

1. Together (DJ Ultimate Remix) - Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Every Word (First Sunlight Vocal Mix) - Ercola Feat Daniella
3. Saturday 2009 (Saturday (Rulers Of The Deep Remix) - Cunnie Williams feat. Monie Love ***THE REMIX BOX***
4. Prism (Rudi Stakker Mix) - Dave Oldershaw ***THE REMIX BOX***
5. In My Head (Ali Payami Remix) - Mathieu Bouthier ***THE REMIX BOX***
6. Reynosa (Original Mix) - Emilio Fernandez
7. Under Gypsy Women (Sebastien Leger Bootleg) - Crystal Waters vs. Alex Celler ***THE MASH-UP***
8. Just A Little More Love 2009 (Starmix Remix) - David Guetta ***THE RETRO RECORD***
9. Mystery Land (Fred Baker And Petibonum Remix) - Y-Traxx ***THE CHILL PILL***
10. Good Times (DJ DLG Mix) - Wheels & Disco feat. Mighty Marvin ***ENCORE***

February 24th 2009 Mix

1. Cant Get Enough (Kid Massive Audiodamage Remix) – Housemates ***BRAND NEW TUNE***
2. Bot (Original Mix) - Deadmau5
3. Paris Is Burning (Alex Metric Remix) – Ladyhawke ***REMIX BOX***
4. Crimewave (La Riots Remix) - Crystal Castles ***REMIX BOX***
5. Shadows (Adrian Lux Bootleg) - Pryda ***REMIX BOX***
6. Do You Remember (Club Mix) - John Dahlback
7. Twilight On Mars - Thomas Schwartz
8. Waenern Can't Stop (Alaa's Mashup) - Henrik B ***THE MASH-UP***
9. Rapture (Club Mix) - Tiger & Dragon ***THE RETRO RECORD***
10. Mad Money (Kim Fai's Kredit Krunch Remix) - Funkagenda & Exacta Mad Money ***THE CHILL PILL***
11. Miami Atlanta (Adrian Lux Bootleg) – Pryda ***ENCORE***

Dance Anthems 2008

Its a little late i know, but i thought it would be a good way of starting off this blog off. This is my Dance Anthems 2008 mix. Tell me what you think, and if you reckon this is a good reflection of the great year for dance music that was 2008. 


1. Pjanoo (Original Mix) - Pryda
2. Set You Slip Free - Deadmau5 And N-Trance
3. Open Your Heart (Dub Mix) - Dirty South & Axwell
4. Cold Winds (Original Mix) - Jonas Steur Feat. Julie Thompson
5. White Knight Two – Surkin
6. Brazil (Second Edit) - Deadmau5
7. A Thousand Nights - Gregor Tresher
8. Air Conditionair - Julien Jule
9. Not Exactly (Original Mix) - Deadmau5
10. The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix) - Morgan Page feat. Lissie
11. Runnin (Done Or Dusted Instrumental Mix) - Mark Knight and Funkagenda Feat. Dru
12. Diamond Life (Muranyi Mix) - Pryda Feat. Julie McKnight
13. Man With The Red Face (Original Club Mix) - Mark Knight & Funkagenda
14. Going Wrong (Extended Mix) - Armin Van Buuren & DJ Shah Feat. Chris Jones
15. Show Me Love Vs Be (Hardwell Remix) - Robin S Vs Steve Angello & Laidback Luke


Well allow me to introduce myself, I am Sam. As it all pretty much says in the 'About Me' bit, I'm a Electro-House DJ, and I am currently studying Radio Production at the University of Westminster. I produce and present a specialist dance music radio show - it broadcasts live every Tuesday from 8-9pm on the university's student radio station 'Smoke Radio':

This blog is all about bringing you the latest from the dance music scene and showcasing all my latest mixes - I do at least one mix a week for all you lucky people to download! 

So welcome to the blog and I hope it gets you all dancing!