Mixtapes & more

 

There are songs which remind you of very specific situations. Which tell a story or represent something like a personal milestone.

 

Here you will find a few chosen recordings – rather DJ mixes than own productions – which represent something like that for me in my so far quite short and unobtrusive musical journey as a musician. Own productions are availabe on my Bandcamp page, for my latest gigs you might check my Resident Advisor page.

Music

© Vincent Riese 2017

Recorded: 2017 / 04 / 22

Duration: 115 Minutes

Deep into the bowel of house

 

This is my very first mixtape, recorded in Darmstad in our new, lovely refurbished flat. Somehow smooth, laidback and mostly housy sound, digging in the crates on a cloudy afternoon in addition to some fresh coffee and in presence of our three fluffy cats. Obviously a very placid atmosphere.

 

The name of the mixtape pays hommage to DJ Sprinkles' classic house track "Grand Central Pt. I (Deep into the bowel of house)". I thought the title would fit because the mix includes very smooth housetracks and also because bowel literally means "Darm" in German. It's somehow a funny amphibology.

 

This little wordplay inspired me to paint an abstract picture of a bowel for the cover layout.

Recorded: 2016 / 08 / 14

Duration: 310 Minutes

 

Homelistening

 

That special sunday where you just start digging in the crates at your flat with some friends and have some nice coffee and beer, maybe later a bottle of vine and some glasses of a tasty whiskey. And you end up recording a weird five hour session with some of your favourite records, discovering some new Hardwax deliveries and watching the sun set while getting more und more drunk, having infinite fun and being hypnotized by the sound. Couldn't have spent this sunday any better.

We had a few problems while recording the session but I hope you enjoy anyway.

Recorded: 2015 / 11 / 01

Duration:  206 Minutes

 

Save the last dance

 

We had so many good times under the name of our neverending project. It was allways a great platform for us to release the creative output of local and also unknown artist.

This one is its last recording before we closed it. The cover was taken from our poster for the last party.

 

What's the soundtrack of dreaming?

 

This is one of my very first mixtapes. I recorded it in order to win a DJ contest which was organized by Cologne's LIKE posse and the Liebemachen imprint for their next common party.

At that time I used to have a residency in Düsseldorf's Monkey's Club which was somehow the most interesting place there for house and techno music in those days.

Recorded: 2010 / 11 / 17

Duration:  65 Minutes

For more mixtapes and free downloads have a look into the mix archive.