Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of the Universal Rhythms Sessions podcast with yours truly DJ Mentor. This week we bring you a tribal tech house specialist, Saeed Younan. Little introduction is needed for the true House heads, but for those of you who don't know, Saeed has traveled the world performing at some of earths most prominent venues in Ibiza, Portugal, Israel, Tokyo, Greece, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Egypt, Russia, Morroco and the list goes on and on. Nominated as one of America's top 100 DJ's three years in a row by DJ Times Magazine, Best Breakthrough DJ of 2003 at the Dance Star Awards and Best Tech House track in 2010 by Beatport. As a producer he is one of the busiest in the industry with countless releases on his very own label Younan Music as well as numerous releases and remixes for labels such as Stereo, Viva Music, Toolroom Records, Stealth, Starlight Recordings, and many more. I still have a bunch of his earliest releases on vinyl! He is definitely one of my favorite dj/producers and I had the privelege and honor of becoming part of his record label as an artist back in 2007. He is one of the realest and most humble personalities in the industry. He has inspired me to continue making music and for that I have to thank him. So without further to say or do, here is Saeed Younan with a mix he let me pick out from his library of mixes, this one was recently recorded in May 2012 live at Teka in Washington DC as he played alongside Marco Carola. Enjoy! -mentor
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Saeed's upcoming tour dates:
JUL 09 Mediterranean Lounge - Sarajevo, Bosnia
JUL 19 AWA - Barranquilla, Colombia
JUL 21 Ace Museum - L.A.
JUL 27 Teka - Washington D.C.
AUG -22 TBC - Panama
AUG - 24 Teka, Lima Lounge - Washington D.C.
SEP - YMT Addy B-day - Toronto, Canada
Welcome back to another episode of Universal Rhythm Sessions. This week we bring you a local up and coming talent, Danny Boak. Danny got his start at the age of 15 in 1998 promoting local teen night parties and djing around Staten Island. He played at venus such as Eclipse, Atlantis and Cylo. Ambition was strong and kept him wanting more so he started working for a company called No-ID which at the time was hosting various events at some of NYC's legendary venus such as Soundfactory, Exit, Limelight and the Tunnel. He continued promoting and paying his dues after a few years he started promoting and djing events at Pacha NYC in the Bassment, Deko and Club Abyss, NJ. The hard work was beginning to pay off and was asked to come and dj/ host the Mirf room at NYC's District36. Since the closing of D36 he has been focusing his time and energy in the studio and will be starting a new residency in April 2013 with his new team Wolfpack. We hope you enjoy this underground tech house mix Danny sent URS and stay tuned for more on this up and coming talent.
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Welcome back to another Universal Rhythm Session. This week we feature an up and coming local NY favorite. He has been rockin quite a few afterhours spots throughout the tri-state for the past year or so and is making some serious waves with his deep dark underground afterhours sound. Give it up for Hector House! EnjoyFor more on Hector House make sure to check out his pages at the links below for upcoming gigs, new mixes and more. As always don't forget to hit us up with comments and/or questions about the show or the artists featured. Reach us via Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnrivasmusic or follow us on Instagram @johnrivasmusic or via Twitter @djmentor
Welcome back to another Universal Rhythm Session. This week we welcome...
ADAM FREEMER. DJ. Producer. Sound Engineer. Not many can claim to be truly successful on "both sides of the mixer", but besides being a world renown dj and producer, Adam has worked on and engineered some of the world's finest nightclub sound systems. His skills are often requested in the studio by other producers wanting to tap into his 15+ years of music production and Pro Tools experience. Adam's maintained consistent support from some of dance music's heaviest hitters such as Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed & Victor Calderone to name just a few. After filling in for Danny Tenaglia at his now infamous “Be Yourself” party at Vinyl, New York and playing at New York staple clubs such as Twilo, Limelight and Sound Factory over 10 years ago, Adam has gone on to tour the world several times over as a dj.
With a production career that now spans two decades, Adam’s first major release, H2O, was released on TWISTED records back in 2002. H2O featured house legend Alan T. providing the vocal snippet to this club stomping first effort which received support from some of dance music’s biggest names of the time such as Anthony Pappa, DJ Vibe, and Tom “Superchumbo” Stephan. Adam has since gone on to release many chart topping singles including Underground Baby! which achieved top 5 download status on Beatport. On the remix front, with multiple Billboard charted remixes under his belt including two #1 Billboard remixes of the legendary Yoko Ono and a long list of remixes by respected names such as DJ Chus, Cevin Fisher, D-Formation and Mistress Barbara, Adam has solidified his standing as a respected dance music producer and re-mixer. In 2008 Adam started his own label, Mecha Recordings and besides releasing his own work, the label has released remixes and singles from artists such as Lance DeSardi, D-Formation, DJ Simi and D-Unity.
Across North America, from Stereo, Montreal, Ruby Skye, San Francisco and staple clubs in New York, Miami and his home town of Philadelphia, Adam has been touring as a dj for over 10 years. On a global level, the list is even longer from all over South America to Europe and throughout Asia where he recently visited Womb, Tokyo. Adam continues to evolve as a dj incorporating new sounds into his sets which have their roots in techno, house and soulful deep grooves. With a full-length remix album about to released this Summer on TWISTED and many other remix and original projects in progress, Adam’s touring schedule is about to become busier then ever.
As a sound engineer, Adam's knowledge spans from engineering tracks in the studio to engineering top notch nightclub audio systems. In recent years Adam’s been designing and engineering sound systems around the world and has helped create a resurgence in nightlife in his home town of Philadelphia by bringing quality nightclub audio to the city as never before. He’s currently working on his own nightclub project which will take prominence as the premier nightclub & sound system in Philadelphia and also be one of the best nightclub sound systems in North America.
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David Lara is a man that has been making major waves in the house scene since his breakthrough at the beginning of 2006. Bursting onto the scene with a bang, David has carved out quite a reputation in this period of time and this looks set to grow and grow. Releases for Steve Lawler’s Viva imprint kicked things off, followed by releases with Coyu’s much talked about Suara, and the highly successful Neurotraxx in Italy as well as remixes for artists such as Victor Calderone, Chus & Ceballos, D-Formation and lots of more.In 2011 David is one of the producers that is helping re-invent the house sound, and as such his tracks are getting support from all the major players right now. Steve Lawler, Luciano, Carl Cox, MANDY, Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, Tiefschwarz, Matthias Tanzmann and many more are all fans of David’s work, so its not hard to see why people are already talking about him as a present and future star.Born and raised in Madrid, David’s obsession with house music started at a young age after discovering the music of Danny Tenaglia, Todd Terry & Laurent Garnier, something he still regards as a major influence on his sound to this day. Djing in Spain from a young age would inevitably lead to production for someone of David’s ability. At the age of 25 he took his first steps in the production world. However rather than rush things he knew he needed to hone his talents. Several years of hard work later and he is starting to bear the fruits of this work, and starting to show the world that he means business!With over 10 years experience behind the decks, its not hard to see why David’s reputation as DJ, which was outstanding in Spain before his productions broke through, have now skyrocketed in the last 2 years. Already djing in some of the worlds most famous clubs such as Space, Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound London, Zouk Singapore, Central Station Moscow, Amagama in Ukraine, Sinners in Bulgaria and many many more. Hope you all enjoy this mix David sent over and remember to hit us up with comments and/or questions about the show or the artists featured. We can be reached via Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnrivasmusic or follow us on Instagram @johnrivasmusic or via Twitter @djmentor
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Welcome back to another Universal Rhythm Session. This week we welcome NYC favorite Eddie Cumana. Eddie has over 20 years of experience in the music business as a sound engineer, record label executive (KULT Records), song-writer, professional DJ and producer. Eddie's sound is thunderous, progressive and driving!Today, Eddie keeps creating the hottest music that is being broadcasted on radio mix-shows and spinning internationally on dance floors alike. He also goes by other monikers like his ultra known mainstream moniker Dynamix to the more underground Sonikflirt. Eddie is behind a lot of big club anthems, most notably he co-wrote and produced the underground smash by LULA and ALAN T entitled "There Is Only One", Sweet Sensation's "My Body" & Dynamix's "Dont Want Another man".Today, Eddie has hundreds of well-established releases to his name, having executed official remixes for top artists under his Dynamix moniker such as Pink, Toni Braxton, Cindy Lauper, Natasha Bedingfield, ect.. [just to mention a few!]. He has also created original productions for artists such as Cissy Houston, The Sweet Inspirations, Lula, Alan T, Sweet Sensation and more while spinning internationally and running the world-famed KULT Records label. Throughout the years Eddie has also had the pleasure of being billed along-side the talents of UMEK, DJ Vibe, Ivano Bellini, Saeed Younan and many more plus he’s played at all top night clubs such as Womb Tokyo, Stereo Montreal, The End London and many other clubs/cities around the World. Eddie has risen to the top through his hard work, passionate dedication and regenerating himself as an artist, producer, song-writer, DJ and a Top label executive. We hope you enjoy this mix Eddie sent to us
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