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The Feel Sessions by Robert Oleysyck
Feel Good . . . Finally!
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Location: Las Vegas
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May 04, 2018 10:21 AM PDT

Henry Saiz & Tentacle - The Prophetess (Brian Cid Remix),
John Monkman - INAWIO,
Jorgio Kioris - Linda,
Jelly For The Babies - The Flow,
Marc Marzenit - The Imaginary Trip To Hawaii (Dosem Remix),
Sasha - Singularity (BAILE Remix),
Kiko & Dave Davis f. Phoebe - Living In Space (Olivier Giacomotto Remix),
Dousk & Jorgio Kioris - Ozaki 8 (Dousk Remix),
Dee Montero - Polaris,
Way Out West - Tuesday Maybe (Guy J Extended Mix),
Kastis Torrau - Cold Water,
Sous Sol - Floating (Martin Roth Remix),
Sebastien Leger - La Danse Du Scorpion,
Luzon - Manila Sunrise (Sharam Remix),
Roma Moss f. Holy - Leaving Traces (Zoo Brazil Remix),
Feu d’Or - Singapore (Martin Roth Remix),
Matan Caspi - I’ll Be There,
Domestic Technology - Here We Go Again (Bollo Remix),

One of the reasons why I love Progressive House so much, is that, it tends to create a space that’s open to interpretation, waiting to be filled with imagery and ideas from your own imagination. Whether it’s a breathtaking landscape, an other worldly vista, or even a fractal, hypnotic mind trip into the vastness of the universe itself, Progressive House has a thoughtful, pensive nature that can transport you to another state of mind. The dictionary defines pensive as “engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.” On an emotional level, it often serves as a method of escapism, invoking a variety of moods from sexy and laid back, to fierce and energetic, at least, that’s my take on it.

Before we dive in, a quick reminder… The Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe, tell your friends and share the vibes. I’d really appreciate it if you could rate and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or iTunes. It helps the shows visibility, and it’ll only take a minute. Thank you. https://tinyurl.com/ybn7778x

Here on Episode 70, it’s a mix featuring my progressive house picks.
On deck, It’s the latest from Sasha, Jorgio Kioris, Jelly For The Babies, and Dousk. Later in the show, we’ll hear from Luzon, Sharam, Way Out West, Guy J, Martin Roth, and Zoo Brazil. Up first, it’s one of my favorites, Henry Saiz, this time with Tentacle, on a track called “The Prophetess”. As always, thanks for tuning in, and I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Whether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

Thanks for tuning in everyone. Remember to visit TheFeelSessions.com to download or stream any of these shows, and get full access to all the past episodes. Please tell your friends, and subscribe in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts… say hi on The Feel Sessions Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram, and let me know how you feel! Until next time, I hope you all found some joy and inspiration. Now pass it on.

April 25, 2018 10:37 AM PDT

Robert Oleysyck - Indigo (unreleased),
Au/Ra & CamelPhat - Panic Room (CamelPhat Club Mix),
Downgrooves & Chris Sterio - Zen Moments (Robert Oleysyck Remix),
Neverdogs - State of Blind,
Quivver - Hype,
Dennis Cruz - Cookies,
Musumeci - Mood Organs,
Stan Kolev - Forsaken,
Dr. Kucho! - Hale Bopp,
Robert Oleysyck - Acid Cloud (unreleased),
John Moss f. Rozie Gyems & Tyrell - Mystic,
Quivver & Funk D’Void - Dual State,
Jelly For The Babies - The Flow,
Marc Marzenit - The Imaginary Trip To Hawaii (Dosem Remix),
German Brigante f. Thomas Gandey - And Forever,
Nathan Barato - A Little Love,

Here's a live set from my recent show at Juicy Beets in Las Vegas, where I debuted three of my latest productions. Indigo and Acid Cloud are original tracks, and Zen Moments is my remix that’s available now on Bonzai Progressive via Beatport, iTunes and Amazon. Thanks to Chris Sterio for giving me a shot at the mix.

This was my first time playing at Juicy Beets, and I have to say, I love the space. The MNTRA boys do it right, with a great setup, sound system, friendly staff, and a nice, intimate vibe. This is definitely one of the best spots to experience underground dance music in Las Vegas, and I’m looking forward to coming back soon.

Special thanks to Ryan Christian and AFS for having me as a guest, as well as the entire MNTRA crew.

Remember, the Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe, tell your friends and share the vibes. I’d also really appreciate it if you could rate and leave a review on iTunes. It helps the shows visibility, and it’ll only take a minute. Thank you.
https://tinyurl.com/ybn7778x

So, up first, it’s my original track, “Indigo” but first, a little background. I was about halfway through writing the melody and beats, and I remembered this interview that I heard on NPR, featuring a British neurologist by the name of Oliver Sacks. He believed that the brain is “the most incredible thing in the universe,” and experimented with a lot of medicinal plants and other drugs to treat his patients, as well as himself. What follows is a fascinating insight into his mind and experiences, and it just called to me, so I had to sample him. I’ve included a link in the description to find out more.

https://www.npr.org/2013/06/21/193925787/oliver-sacks-exploring-how-hallucinations-happen

So, here it is, Indigo, featuring Oliver Sacks, by yours truly. As always, thanks for tuning in, and I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

April 10, 2018 11:00 AM PDT

Capital Cities - Drifting,
Justin Timberlake - Breeze Off The Pond,
Pharrell f. Daft Punk - Gust Of Wind,
Sandy H & Emma Brammer - Back In Time (Ben Macklin Remix),
Saux f. Jeffrey James - Loving You More,
Ben Pearce - What I Might Do (Kilter Remix),
Bo Geste - Back Around (Mutron Remix),
Aimes f. Javi - Take Me (Ben Macklin Remix),
Maverick Sabre - I Need (Luis Leon Blue Sky Edit),
Mike Taylor - Electric Feel,
Disclosure f. London Grammar - Help Me Lose My Mind (Robert Oleysyck Edit),
E1sbar - Du Jour (Extended Version),
Rhye - The Fall (Maurice Fulton Remix),
Lykke Li - Let It Fall (Robert Oleysyck Edit),
RAC f. Katie Herzig - We Belong (Odesza Remix),
Sofi Tukker - Drinkee (The Knocks Remix),
Pherotone - My Baby,
Misiu - All A Dream,

Before we dive in, I’ve got some news and updates… I’ll be throwin’ down some underground vibes, and showcasing my latest original tracks and remixes, at a special event called “Classic Case” this Saturday April 14th at Juicy Beets in Las Vegas - alongside AFS and Ryan Christian. The show starts at 10pm and I’ll be spinning at 12:30, so I hope to see ya there.

Also, I’m proud to announce that one of my remixes got released on Bonzai Progressive, one of my favorite labels. The track is called Zen Moments, by Downgrooves and Chris Sterio, and it's available everywhere, including Beatport, iTunes, and Amazon.

So hey, can you do me a favor? I’m making an effort to increase the show’s profile and visibility. As a loyal fan and listener, could you visit iTunes Podcasts and rate the show or leave a review? It’ll only take a minute, and I’d be so grateful for your help. Thank you.

Alright, on this episode, I’m back with Volume 2 of Romancing The Tone. As the name implies, this series of mixes is a conduit for some of my choice chillout cuts, invoking a sexy, magical, pensive, and dreamy vibe.

Coming up, some tasty NuDisco, Downtempo House, and IndieTronica, featuring Pharrell & Daft Punk, Rhye, Sofi Tukker, Lykke Li, Disclosure featuring London Grammar, Odesza, and Maverick Sabre. Plus, a couple of divine remixes by Ben Macklin, and a remarkable cover of MGMT’s “Electric Feel” by Mike Taylor.

Remember, The Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe, tell your friends, and spread the word. https://tinyurl.com/ybn7778x

Up first, it’s the latest from Capital Cities with “Drifting,” and then my favorite track on Justin Timberlake’s new “Man Of The Woods” album, “Breeze Off The Pond.” As always, thanks for tuning in, and I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Whether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

January 30, 2018 01:53 PM PST

Andrea Oliva - We Trust,
Piem - So Right,
Justin Massei - Nothing Can Hide (Dave Seaman Remix),
HONOR - Never Off (Hot Since 82 Remix),
Jesse Perez - Boogie Down Brown,
Gorge - It’s Time,
Detlef - Kinky Tail,
Butch - Shahrzad (Matthias Meyer Remix),
Giom - Love/Hate (Lonely Boy Black & White Mix),
The Chemical Brothers f. Q-Tip - Go (Claude VonStroke Dub),
Spectrum - Kinda New (Tiefschwarz Dub),
Jay Lumen - Raw Theme,
CamelPhat - Get Up,
Dosem - City Pulse (Christian Smith Remix),
Anton MAKe, Shamil OM - Body Thetans,
The Smiths - How Soon Is Now (Maceo Plex Remix),
Deadmau5 - Saved

I don’t have anything interesting to say or talk about this time, so let’s pick up the pace, and roll out with Episode 67, featuring some Tech House bangers, with a splash of progressive, a dash of breaks, and as always, a couple of classics.
Remember, The Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe, tell your friends, and spread the word - I appreciate your support.

January 19, 2018 04:54 PM PST

Ta-ku f. Alina Baraz - Down For You
Alina Baraz & Galimatisas - Fantasy
Bonobo f. Szjerdene - Towers
Odesza - Boy
Lusine - Forks
How To Destroy Angels - Ice Age (Deadmau5 Remix)
Odesza - Kusangi
Billie Ellish - Ocean Eyes (Astronomy Remix Edit)
Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still (Medasin Remix)
Portugal, The Man - Feel It Still (Lido Remix)
Ambiente - It’s A Fine Day
Afterlife - Dub In Ya Mind (Beach Club Mix)
Camel - Sigueme
Bonobo f. Andreya Triana - The Keeper
Praful - Teardrop Butterfly
Roni Size - Heroes (Kruder’s Long Loose Bossa)
Afterlife - Falling (by Afterlife)
Hazy Rooms - Herbal Essence
Tricky vs. The Stereo MC’s - Makes Me Wanna Die (The Full Weekend Mix)
Pig&Dan - Friday Freaks
Spooky - Strange Addiction (Original Version)
Freaky Chakra - Budded On Earth To Bloom In Heaven
Rocker’s Hi-Fi - Going Under (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session)
Conjure One f. Chemda - Redemption

Welcome to a special episode of The Feel Sessions, entitled “Romancing The Tone, Volume 1.”
In this mix, I’ve got some blissful, sexy, and provocative grooves in store, with some Chill-out, IndieTronica, and ChillWave, featuring some favorites from last year by Bonobo, Odesza, Lusine, and a couple of fantastic remixes of Portugal, The Man. Later in the show, I’ll revisit some classic TripHop from the 90’s by Tricky, Spooky, Freaky Chakra, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Conjure One.

Remember, The Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe, tell your friends, and spread the word - I appreciate your support. https://tinyurl.com/ybn7778x

Up first, it’s a couple of breathtaking tracks with Alina Baraz, one of my favorite vocalists, leading off with “Down For You” by Ta-ku. As always, thanks for tuning in, and I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

December 01, 2017 12:42 PM PST

Sons Of Maria - Luna Park
Arturo Escudero, Flexible Fire, Ger Reccitelli - All My Plans (Kastis Torrau & Arnas D Remix)
Philipp Straub, Collective Machine - Stalactite
John Moss f. Rozie Gyems & Tyrell - Mystic
Oliver Huntemann, Dubfire - Terra (Joseph Capriati Remix)
Kidnap Kid, Lane 8 - Aba (Yotto Remix)
Rafael Cerato - Vibrance (Quivver Remix)
Trent Cantrelle f. Cari Golden - Blade
Stas Drive & Tash - Eve (Peter Dundov Remix)
Alex Vanni & Tony Barbato - The Strain
Roger Martinez - Dream State (Madloch & Hot TuneiK Remix)
Noir - Obscurite (Gorge Remix)
Olivier Giacomotto & Noir - Reste (Raxon Remix)
Monkey Safari - Oxy
Dropbox, Shigaki, Eudi - Hideaway
Dr. Kucho! - Hale Bopp
Feu d'Or - Singapore (Martin Roth Remix)
Age Of Love - The Age Of Love (Solomun Renaissance Remix)
Saints & Sinners - Pushin Too Hard (Guy Mantzur Remnix)
Dar & Dor - Zed (Dmitry Molosh Remix)
L.S.G. - Netherworld (Rise & Fall Remix)
Quivver - Twist & Shout (Marc Mitchell Remix 2015 Remaster)

One of my subscribers recently asked me about my process of mixing, producing and engineering this show, including DJ equipment, software, blending techniques, and plugins. Well, all I can say is, thank you. It takes a lot of time and effort, and I'm so glad that it's appreciated. Anyway, if you're not into the technical mumbo jumbo, you might wanna skip ahead a few minutes.

First, it all starts with the programming… selecting tracks and sequencing them in an order that feels right to me, always with the intention of a building journey in mind. Usually, I'll start with a dry run, selecting a track or two that I'd like to open with, and then doing the rest on feel… hence, The Feel Sessions. I might back up and exchange tracks as I go, but part of this process is getting familiar with the tracks themselves and learning the story of the songs, adjusting grids and markers, and making tagging notes.

I've been using Native Instruments Traktor with an S4 controller for about 3 years now, and I love it. The only thing I don't love is the power of the headphone output, it's severely lacking, but I get around this (somewhat) by using an external headphone amp. That's one of the reasons that I'm eyeing the S5 controller, plus the fact that the S5 has a separate booth output as well. Special thanks to my BFF Chad Stolarick for pushing me to make that change. Previously, I had been using Serato for many years, and it was a game changer, as it was for pretty much all DJs. But after a horrendous experience with the early versions of Traktor that was bundled with Stanton's "Final Scratch," in the early 2000's, I was a bit reluctant, but now, I'm all in. In defense of Native Instruments however, it really came down to Stanton's shoddy hardware, not the Traktor Software.

In terms of blending, I generally apply subtractive EQ techniques paying close attention to summing. If you're not familiar with these, it's too much to cover here, so I recommend you look them up, as they're vital to the mix process, not only in the DJ world, but in the production realm too. Last year I replaced my aging Event DJ monitors with a pair of JBL LSR 308's, and I highly recommend them.

Once I'm happy with the mix, I'll bring it into Pro Tools with a Universal Audio Apollo Quad interface. Now, I'm not totally sold on the fidelity of the S4's sound card. It's not terrible by any means, it's actually fine, but it lacks a touch of warmth and sheen compared to using an analog mixer. I'm not sure if it's the D to A converter, other circuitry, or a combination of these. So, the first plug-in in my chain is the Neve 1073 EQ, where I'll add just a nudge of high shelf to give me the sparkle and a bit of bite that I want. Next, is the Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine set to High Bias, 30 fps, and the half inch 2 track setting, warming up the digital recording, especially in the low end. Then comes the Waves RComp, which I simply use to side chain the voiceover and ID drops. All topped off with the Waves L3 Ultra Maximizer limiter, making the mix loud and proud. As far as producing the voiceover, well, that's a completely different subject, so, maybe another time.

In this episode, let's get into some underground progressive and tech, featuring some of my favorite tracks of late,
Mystic by John Moss featuring Rozie Gyems & Tyrell,
Blade by Trent Cantrelle f. Kari Golden,
and Oxy by Monkey Safari.
You all know I love a good reboot, so later in the show, there's some stunning remixes of 90's trance classics of Der Dritte Raum's Hale Bopp by Dr. Kucho!, the Solomun Remix of Age of Love, and the one that gave me chills, the Rise & Fall Remix of Netherworld by L.S.G., otherwise known as the unparalleled, Oliver Lieb.

Remember, The Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe, tell your friends, and spread the word on Facebook. Anything you can do helps.

Let's set it off with a couple of deep, moody progressive vocal tracks, and stick around for Marc Mitchell's wicked remastered remix of a Quivver classic, Twist & Shout.
Right now, it's Luna Park, by Sons of Maria. By the way, here's wishing you all the best for the Holiday season, and the new year. Thanks for tuning in everyone, I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Whether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

Thanks for tuning in everyone. Remember to visit TheFeelSessions.com to download or stream any of these shows, and get full access to all the past episodes. Please tell your friends, and subscribe in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts… say hi on The Feel Sessions Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram, and let me know how you feel! Until next time, I hope you all found some joy and inspiration. Now pass it on.

October 23, 2017 10:44 AM PDT

Blade Runner - Movie Sample Intro
Remake - BladeRunner [Loaded UK]
Trickle - Incarnate [POS US]
Sungods - Feel Me [MCO US]
Raya Shaku - The Rising Sun [Hello! UK]
Qkumba Zoo - The Child (Inside) [Arista US]
Coyote - Spirits Dancing [Stress UK]
Qattara - Come With Me [Steel Fish UK]
Ritmo de Vida - The Spirit Is Justified [Limbo UK]
BT - Embracing The Future [Perfecto UK]
Noise Maker - Moments [Strictly Rhythm US]
Sasha - Ohmna [Deconstruction UK]
Alex Whitcombe - Ice Rain [Skinny Malinky UK]
Salt Tank - Swell [Internal UK]
Libra presents Taylor - Anomaly (Calling Your Name) [Platipus UK]

So, I know it's a little off topic for this show, but bear with me. Have you seen Blade Runner 2049 yet? Man, I gotta tell ya, I thought it was amazing, and I don't say that lightly. Between the story, cinematography, acting, and special effects, it's a masterpiece in my book, and rivals the original, which is one of my favorite films of all time. Hollywood could have easily screwed the pooch on this one, and I was cringing at the idea, but thankfully it didn't disappoint, and in my opinion, it's one of the best sequels ever made. Give credit to director Denis Villeneuve and the rest of the team.

One of the reasons the original from 1982 resounded so strongly with me was the soundtrack by Vangelis. To quote Wikipedia, "… it's a dark, melodic combination of classic composition and futuristic synthesizers, which mirrors the film-noir retro-future envisioned by Ridley Scott." Now, not to downplay the brilliance of the entire composition, but the most well known track is the theme that played during the end credits, simply called "Blade Runner (End Titles)."

This brings me to today's flashback episode. In 1997, I recorded a mix, on cassette tape, called "Moments In Time." It was inspired by a new record that I had gotten then, which re-created the Blade Runner theme into a Progressive Trance monster. This reminded me of one of the most gripping monologues in the film, the scene where Rutger Hauer's character, Roy Batty, realizes the value of all life, just before his own inevitable demise. So, I sampled it for the intro. According to legend, Rutger Hauer altered the original script, and wrote the final lines. Pretty amazing.

Comprised of Progressive Trance and Progressive House from that era, this mix originally clocked in at a blistering 137 BPM, which was pretty standard for the time, but I find it hard to enjoy at that pace nowadays, so I took the liberty and slowed it down to around 132. For all you tech heads out there, I used the Elastic Audio feature in Pro Tools on the Varispeed setting. I didn't want any artifacts that tend to creep in when time stretching this much with pitch compensation.

By the way, The Feel Sessions is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe. A lot time and effort goes into the show, and word of mouth is the best way for The Feel Sessions to grow, so if you love it, please spread the word and tell your friends, or share on your social media. And, if you're feeling really frisky, leave a review on iTunes. Anything you can do helps.

So, here it is, from 1997, "Moments In Time," featuring some legendary tracks by Sasha, BT, Salt Tank, and Taylor, on classic labels like Loaded, Stress, Steel Fish, and one of my favorites, Skinny Malinky.
Thanks for tuning in, and I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Whether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

Thanks for tuning in everyone. Remember to visit TheFeelSessions.com to download or stream any of these shows, and get full access to all the past episodes. Please tell your friends, and subscribe in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts… say hi on The Feel Sessions Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram, and let me know how you feel! Until next time, I hope you all found some joy and inspiration. Now pass it on.

October 04, 2017 09:39 AM PDT

Gigamesh f. Amanda Love - Red Light
Ben Macklin - Let You Down
Autograf - Dream (Deepend Remix)
Miguel Migs f. Meshell Ndegeocello - Tonight
Deadmau5 f. Colleen D'Agostino - Seeya
Justin Bieber - Company (Ken Walker Uptempo Mix)
Charlie Puth - Attention (PeteDown NuDisco Mix)
The Weeknd f. Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (Kay Stafford Mix)
Samma Lone f. Kenny Loggins - This Is It!
Clark & Pudell - Zashu (Satin Jackets Remix)
Autograf - One
Janet Jackson - Pleasure Principle 2.0 (INTLparty x E.T. Remix)
Pherotone - My Baby
Rhye - The Fall (Maurice Fulton Remix)
Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me
Chic - Soup For One
Pherotone - Flossy
Rafael Fernandez f. Shalamar - Answer From Above
Dr. Packer f. Luther Vandross - A Thousand Kisses
Dr. Packer f. Bozz Scaggs - Ooh I Wonder
Dr. Packer f. The Whispers - Everlasting
Anderson Paak - Am I Wrong
Discotron f. Suzanne Vega - Disco Power
Opolopo - Mr. Zog's Sex Wax
Opolopo - Put Your Cap On
Sebastien Leger - Deadline
Justice - Safe & Sound

Let's talk about the act of discovery. Comin' across new tracks that you love is exciting for any music fan. As a DJ and music programmer, it's a major source of enjoyment, and I look forward to it. But nowadays, shopping for music and navigating the sheer volume of tracks that get released every week can be extremely daunting and tedious, but finding that one stellar track or handful of songs can turn a mundane task into excitement, giving me the motivation I need to keep pushin' on.

I always keep an ear out for tunes, it's my job, and discovery can come from a variety of sources… the radio, a tv commercial, Shazaming something I hear when I'm out, or sound tracks and needle drops in a movie, and I find so much great music this way. For instance, I watched "Baby Driver" the other night (great flick by the way), and I wound up buying a slew of songs on the soundtrack. This is a prime example of the fact that discovery isn't just about brand new music, it's also about being exposed to old songs, and learning from the ongoing music history lesson that occurs in my life.

In 1982, the disco/funk band Chic with guitarist Nile Rodgers released the song "Soup For One," and when I recently heard it for the first time, I was like, "Yes, OK!, that's where that guitar riff came from!" I was excited! Now, I'm sure all you disco heads out there are rolling your eyes right now, but hey, I didn't know! As any house music soldier that's worth their salt would recognize though, is that it was sampled by the French house music duo, Modjo, on "Lady (Hear Me Tonight), which was an international smash in 2000.

Another recent "discovery" is "Just Be Good To Me" by The S.O.S. Band in 1983, which I just found out was produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the guys behind some of Janet Jackson's biggest early albums, and a big part of the New Jack Swing movement. Previously, I had only known of the remake by British dub group Beats International, fronted by Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. It was basically a cover version, and hit #1 in the UK and #1 in the US Dance Club Chart in 1990. Again, another music history lesson for me.

So, as we say farewell to summer, and welcome the cooler breezes of autumn (finally), it's time for another live Brunch set from my residency at Herringbone in the Aria Hotel, right here in Las Vegas, featuring a bunch of flashbacks and remixes influenced by 70's and 80's disco/funk, including those two recent "discoveries," as well some Indie Dance, NuDisco, and Deep House. Coming up, we'll hear from Ben Macklin, Miguel Migs featuring MeShell Ndegeocello, Deadmau5, Charlie Puth, The Weeknd with Daft Punk, Pherotone, and Autograf. Later in the show, this artist called "Dr. Packer" has been doing a tremendous job of updating classics for today's sound, plus a couple of killer tracks by Opolopo from his recent "Bits N Bobs EP", wrapped up with the latest from Sebastien Leger, and a killer track by Justice from their recent "Woman" album.

By the way, the show is available wherever you get your podcasts, so please subscribe. A lot time and effort goes into it, and word of mouth is the best way for The Feel Sessions to grow, so if you love it, please spread the word and tell your friends, and share on your social media. And, if you're feeling really frisky, leave a review on iTunes. Anything you can do helps, and thanks for tuning in.

Right now, it's one of my favorite artists, Gigamesh, this time with Amanda Love on vocals, this is "Red Light." So here we go, let's have some fun, and I hope you all find some joy and inspiration.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Wether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

Thanks for tuning in everyone. Remember to visit TheFeelSessions.com to download or stream any of these shows, and get full access to all the past episodes. Please tell your friends, and subscribe in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts… say hi on The Feel Sessions Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram, and let me know how you feel! Until next time, I hope you all found some joy and inspiration. Now pass it on.

August 15, 2017 12:33 PM PDT

Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms (Martin Roth Extended NuStyle Remix)
Eli & Fur - Chlo (Original Mix)
Moderate - Damage Done (Slinder Remix)
Marymoon & martin Roth - Phoenix (Original Mix)
Odd Parents - Learn To Fly (Maceo's Flight Home)
Noir & Olivier Giacomotto f. Hendrick Burkhard - Blackrays (Original Mix)
Jos & Eli - Obscured Mind (Original Mix)
Kellerkind f. Sven - Shakti Pan (Original Mix)
Art Department - Catch You By Surprise (Guy Gerber Remix)
Jackie Mayden - Raver Crystals (Kastis Torrau Remix)
Guy J - MDQ (Original Mix)
Matan Caspi - Kinetoscope (Yuri From Russia Remix)
Marc DePulse - My Daily Keys (Dave Seaman Remix)
Max Cooper - Organa (Patrice Baumel Remix)
Adrian Hour - Love Something (Original Mix)
Blackwatch & Greed - Gentle Rain 2008 (Original Mix)

The Progressive House genre has always been something that I closely identify with, and in part, it's defined me as a DJ. It's the the kind of music that I feel in my heart and soul, and it truly speaks to me. With its pulsating rhythms, cerebral tones, and inspiring vibes, it can be either melancholy or melodic, but to me, progressive house is at its' best when it combines elements of both. It's when glistening melodies, scenic soundscapes, and dulcet tones are juxtaposed against pensive, meditative, and often spiritual groundings, invoking a sense of yearning, with a cosmic perspective. When it's instrumental, it communicates thoughts and emotions without words, and can transport you.

But sadly, it kinda went away for awhile, especially in terms of Beatport's classification anyway. Somewhere around 2010, we started to see a gradual morphing of the genre. The sounds became bigger and noisier, the buildups longer and more intense, and the breakdowns became massive, leading to an overblown, predictable style, that soon evolved into what became known as EDM. But really, it became a commercial, clubby, festival sound.

I'll be honest with you, there are some elements of it that I like, and still do. EDM isn't without merit, it was simply a sign of the times, and a generational changing of the guard. In fact, I'm actually glad the EDM movement happened, because it broadened the scope of mainstream American audiences to an even wider sound palette, which expanded the realm of possibilities for house and electronic music in general.

Throughout my almost 30 year career as a DJ, I've seen music styles come and go, in an organic cycle of action and reaction… ebb and flow. But inherently, that's the beauty of electronic music… it evolves.

Some of the progressive house producers either adapted and embraced this new style, while others shied away and side stepped into tech-house, techno, or deep house, and true progressive house became harder and harder to find. Thankfully, and finally in September of 2016, Beatport responded to the number one request by their customers, and re-categorized over half a million tracks, creating a new classification called Big Room, and making way for the progressive house genre to return to it's roots once again, with the proper designation, and a modern reincarnation.

On deck, let's dive into this modern progressive house sound, with the latest from Maceo Plex, Art Department, Guy J, Matan Caspi, and a classic by Blackwatch and Greed, plus an absolute monster by Adrian Hour, called "Love Something."

By the way, a ton time and effort goes into this show. Word of mouth is the best way for The Feel Sessions to grow, so if you love it, please tell your friends and share on your social media. And, if you're feeling really frisky, leave a review on iTunes. Anything you can do helps, and thanks for tuning in.

Up first, it's an updated remake of a classic from 1995 called "Your Loving Arms." The original artist was Billie Ray Martin, formerly of the British electronic outfit, Electribe 101. This version is by Karen Overton, with Martin Roth on the remix. Enjoy.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Whether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

Thanks for tuning in everyone. Remember to visit TheFeelSessions.com to download or stream any of these shows, and get full access to all the past episodes. Please tell your friends, and subscribe in iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts… say hi on The Feel Sessions Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram, and let me know how you feel! Until next time, I hope you all found some joy and inspiration. Now pass it on.

July 28, 2017 04:09 PM PDT

1. Momu – Sunsicle (Rock Candy Mix) [Bedrock Breaks]
2. Blackwatch & Greed – Gentle Rain (Blackwatch’s Jacked Hi Mix) [Release Elements]
3. Jiva – Strange Dimensions (Dub-mensions Mix) [Bedrock Breaks]
4. Subsky – Albino (Blueroom Project Breaks Mix) [Nascent]
5. Digital Witchcraft – Brindavan [Opek]
6. Sultan & Tonedepth – Back To You (MV’s Back 2 Breakz Mix) [Tao]
7. Jam & Spoon – Stella (Unknown Remix) [White]
8. Jamie Stevens – The Night Before (Momu Remix) [Looq]
9. Marino Berardi – Clear The Skies (Momu Remix) [19 Box]
10. D:Facto – PDG [Futureshock]
11. Hyper – Outsider [Four:Twenty]
12. The Chemical Brothers – Get Yourself High (Extended Version) [Astralwerks]
13. The Crystal Method – Born Too Slow (NuBreed Dub) [V2]
14. Animated – Quivver [Deviant]
15. Shiloh – Baby (Original Mix) [Electrofly]
16. Evergreen – Nightlife (Karova vs. Boston George Mix) [Wallop]
17. Hybrid – Higher Than a Skyscraper (Twitch & Sweat Mix) [Distinctive]
18. Hyper – Shock Proof [Four:twenty]
19. Paul Hamill – All I Want (Marty Goodwin Remix) [Alternative Route]
20. Danny Savage – Afro Exit (Remix) [Fruition]
21. Distance – Closer (Original Mix) [Niche Blue]
22. Rocket – Out With The Tide (Jeno’s Mix) [Grayhound]
23. Benz & MD – Snowblind (Spincycles ‘Seeing The Light’ Mix) [Dorigen]
24. Benz & MD – Oneric (Original Mix) [Aurium]
25. Jeff Bennett – Raindance [EQ Gray Limited]
26. Invisible Inc. – Stars (Original Mix) [Sumsonic]
27. Central Rush – Out of Focus (Illegally Blind Mix) [Method]
28. Smight – Big Cash Money [Acute]
29. Urban J – Universal Dimension (Deuce 1 Space Beats) [O Recordings]
30. Stroud – Chobru (Can Costa & Paul Remix) [Mining Vinyl]
31. Gothek D.C. – Velvet Skin (Original Mix) [Solar]
32. Newborn Child – The DJ Is Now (God’s Gift Mix) [Basswalk]
33. Shafunkers – Everyday (Piliavin & Zimbardo Edit) [Distraektions]
34. Tshukudu Tribe – Setswana [Fracas]
35. The Latin Soul Drivers – Fiebre [T.U.S.O.M.]
36. Patrice Strike – Wonder (Original Dark Mix) [Skyline]
37. Subsky – Albino (Benz & MD Aurium Remix) [Nascent]
38. eti & The Waller St. Boys – Cosmic Cons (Paolo Mojo Remix) [Sabotage]

Somewhere between 1998 and 2002, there was an emergence of a new sub-genre, called Nu Skool Breaks. I've always been super fond of breakbeats in any way shape or form, but this new offshoot had a punchier, more straight forward sound, borrowing from drum & bass, electro, and progressive… and I absolutely loved it right out of the gate. So, on this flashback mix, we'll go back to the year 2004, when this show was on Proton Radio, with an epic 3 hour mix, filled with some gnarly Nu Skool breaks, and funky progressive house.

Also, right around this time, I started to see a drastic decline in vinyl, with more and more promos coming on CD. Only about half these tracks were on disc, so you'll probably notice some authentic vinyl hiss, clicks and pops here and there.

On deck, I've got some classics by Blackwatch & Greed, Jam & Spoon, The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip, and The Crystal Method. Plus, cuts on some memorable labels like Looq, 19 Box, Four:Twenty, Astralwerks, Wallop, and Distinctive. Later in the show, there's some juicy gems by Hybrid, Paul Hamill, Benz & MD, Shafunkers, and Subsky.

By the way, I put a lot of time and effort into this show, so if you love it, please tell your friends or share on your social media. The only way someone will know about the Feel Sessions, is if you tell them. And, if you're feeling really frisky, leave a review on iTunes. Anything you can do helps, and thanks for being a loyal listener.

Up first… on Bedrock Breaks, it's the Rock Candy Mix of "Sunsicle" by Momu.

The Feel Sessions is presented by Auratunes, a team dedicated to making your commercial space feel good, with custom background music playlists, curated especially for you, that compliment and enhance your business. Whether it's a restaurant, retail store, or casino floor, Auratunes takes your background music to the next level. Find out more, at Auratunes.com.

Thanks for tuning in everybody. Remember to visit thefeelsessions.com where you download or stream any of these shows, and get full access to all the past episodes. Please tell your friends, and subscribe in iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Say hi on The Feel Sessions Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram, and let me know how you feel. Until next time, I hope you all found some joy and inspiration. Now pass it on.

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