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Out of This Winter (Strictly House Music)
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April 20, 2014 03:10 PM PDT
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dattrax: Hi Fellow HouseHeadz!! Will return with comments when time allows but wanted to share this new house mix with you with fresh tracks mixed with some re-issued classics... Enjoy!

Full Spectrum (Strictly House Music)
Clean
February 06, 2014 04:21 AM PST
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dattrax: Hi Fellow HouseHeadz!! Will return with comments when time allows but wanted to share this new house mix with you with fresh tracks mixed with some re-issued classics... Enjoy!

Just Listen (Strictly House Music)
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December 06, 2013 08:13 AM PST
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My best friend of over 20yrs and DJ partner (together we form 'dattrax') said that he read somewhere recently that music is perceived by humans in two very different ways. The first, is a reaction similar to, 'it's nice' and the second, the person feels it in their guts and it moves them!

That's how I think house is like. When someone listens for the first time and most are like 'it's not my thing', or 'it's okay'. Then there are others like Jim and I and we're getting moved emotionally- goose bumps everywhere filled with anticipation and excitement and spine tingling joy.

We're like: "What the @#**!!! is this and how can i get MORE???!!!!!" Like crack addicts when the first hi-hats and sick baselines enter our ears and into our minds and hearts.

That's how we put together mixes, if we don't say 'WOW... that's a sweeeeeeeeeeeeet mix', then we DO NOT POST IT HERE. We don't lose our cookies when we hear a track, we don't buy it- it's that simple.

So however you came to this site. Check out a few mixes, and if you're like 'well... it's alright', then thank you for stopping by and we hope you find something that moves you in your musical journey.

OR you are going to FLIP RIGHT OUT when you hear these tracks we love and feverishly mixed with heart. The ritual behind it all and leading to this mix MOVES you deeply, and for a small fraction of time you forget your stresses in life and just relax, bob your head and smile.

IF this is YOU, then "WELCOME FELLOW BROTHER OR SISTER!!"

And we hope you return for the next mix.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these AMAZINGLY TALENTED HOUSE VOCALISTS & PRODUCERS! Thank you for just doing your thing and putting out such great tracks!!

Leave Me Alone (Original Mix) Daniel Dreier, Paul Schal
Always Like This (Original Mix) HVOB
Delic (Original Mix) Ryo Murakami
Glory (Atjazz Remix) Halo Feat Maiya
The Day Before Alexis Tyrel
Part Of Being Human (Original Mix) Paul Schal
Caracol (Tambour Version) Room 10
Miss You (DOP Remix) Bearight, Lookleft
Everything feat. Karin Park (Original Mix) Maya Jane Coles
Interaction Michael Melchner
Cruel Banana Soul Clap
Sunshine (Original Mix) David Keno, HRRSN
Come Le Viole - Original Mix Mr Luke
Where (Original Mix) Severin Borer, Oliver Koletzki
The Cold (Original Mix) Jose Ortiz
Toni (Original Mix) HVOB
Ghosttrack (Nicone Remix) Jan Blomqvistson
Jealousy (Original Mix) Funky Fat
SOTOM (Sandy's Version) Sandy Rivera, Noir
Kids Play (Stimming Remix) Ian Pooley
Big Jet Plane (Niconé Remix) Jan Blomqvist
Lovers feat. John Rydell (Andre Lodemann Remix) Alex Niggemann
Someone feat. Kuss (Douglas Greed Remix) Marian
Si à Spento Il Sole (Club Mix) Riva Starr, Vinicio Capossela
Dreams - Andre Lodemann Still Dreaming Mix Alison David
Mind Ur Step (Nick Curly Remix) Dennis Ferrer, Janelle Kroll
Cordoba - Original Mix Franky Rizardo
Higher Love (Original Mix) Niko Schwind, Dunwich, Serge Erege
Kissing Game Soul Clap
Venus (Sunshine People Remix) Cheek
Fly Life Xtra (Original Mix) Basement Jaxx
The Red Room - Obj Vocal Mix Dennis Ferrer
Too Late (Original Mix) Gui Boratto
Bright Star (Sunrise Mix) Ben Watt, Stimming, Julia Biel
Late Night (Solomun Remix) Foals
Isis (feat. The Egyptian Lover) The Egyptian Lover

All tracks in this mix bought from www.Beatport.com and www.Traxsource.com (with the exceptions of the two Soul Clap tracks from their soundcloud called "Cruel Banana" and "Kissing Game").

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... any amount would be appreciated ; )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied.

Electric City (Strictly Classic House Music)
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September 29, 2013 05:15 AM PDT
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dattrax: 'Electric City' is a tribute to the city we love and where we fell in love with house music, Toronto. A tribute to it's community of house music DJs, producers, promoters, club owners, everyone involved and the all the party people/ the dancers (included those of us who can't dance but love to winking

This is a tribute to the house we got into, grew into, grew up in and fell in love with each time we heard these tracks. A huge hi-five, hug and thank you to all the singers, producers and DJs that made and played these tracks!!

'Classic House' is a shifting definition... just depends on when you got into house and when those first 5-6 formative years were for you. For us tracks made in 1985-1996 are considered 'classic' but we started partying in 1990 and from 1990-1996 we were privileged to have heard and danced to the earlier tracks.

For 'Electric City', I wanted to go for the 'what old is new again' intent, so it's not entirely a classic house mix because it contains some instrumental tracks that were created past '96 and I included covers and remixes of classics that had the same feel, had great sound quality and didn't care when those were actually produced. For the regular classics, sound quality was paramount also, but had to make exceptions for "Move" and "Music Take Me Up" because they are such wicked tracks (were my poor attempts at transferring my vinyl to digital). I'm sorry but on "Emotions Electric" was a CD version I bought at Sam The Record Man (sadly not in biz anymore)... back to my apology, I cranked the bass too much so...

Over 5yrs ago, I wasted almost two months in the cracks of time between work and family recording a crate and a half (150 records) into my computer. Realised afterwards that because I had a crappy sound card the digitized tracks were flat sounding). After that Jim and I just started buying classics on beatport, traxsource, itunes and defected and probably 90% of the time the sound quality was excellent.

Got a few classic tracks from friends like Eric Ling, Gene King, Devon Wills and Tyrone Solomon. Then Roberto Pinto told me about Discogs and all my classic house vinyl dreams are gonna coming true. We keep saying but bears repeating: "This is the best time for house music. Period!"

As always, we hope you enjoy this mix and that it gives you that house feeling from head to toe. (If you were so inclined, then please donate any amount you'd like to with the paypal button to the right side of this site. We've had two donations in the last four years of operating this site, but hoping to set a record this year & you can be a part of thatwinking

Listed are the 42 tracks in order and a few sentences about each: (Really want to give you a little history of our early journey)

cover by FCL- "It's You" (2012) Original (1986) "It's You" by E.S.P. Love this acapella cover!! Thought this would be a great start to this mix. Don't have a good quality version of the original.

A Guy Called Gerald- "Emotions Electric" (1988) DJ AKI from the warehouse days made me love this track, it's so beautiful. Bought it on CD many years ago and always wanted to put it on a mix.

Murk (Oscar G & Ralf Falcon)/ Coral Way Chiefs *moniker- "Release Myself" (1992) First heard this at a warehouse party on Spadina Ave, south of Dundas St in Toronto's main downtown Chinatown. It was at a "PTS" party!! Peter, Tyrone & Shams dominated warehouse parties for a few summers. Tightest house djs. Shams actually played this track off of reel to reel!!!!!!!!!! Mixing from reel to reel to vinyl turntables- BADASS!!

Bobby Konders- "The Poem" (1990) Jim & I first head this at 'RPM All Ages Sundays' DJ'ed by Matt C. Jim flipped out and bought his first house records the next day. Think we met weeks later both stomping like maniacs at the speaker bins. We were 16 and were like: "WHAT THE HECK IS THIS STUFF!! THIS MUSIC IS WICKED!!!"

Satoshi Tomiie- "And I Loved You" feat. vocals by Arnold Jarvis (1990) This was a record from my very 1st record purchases. It was summer time and I walked into a record store on Yonge St., downtown called "Carnival" and met Tyrone Solomon (of PTS fame!). Nicest guy and bought Shades of Black's "SHADOWS" EP on some label called 'Intrigue', I think. Can't imagine how many times I've heard this beautiful record and at countless parties.

cover by Phonique- "Feel What You Want" feat. vocals by Rebecca (2012) Original (1994) by Rob Dougan & Rollo Armstrong & Kristine W (also featuring her vocals) Jim bought doubles of the original Kristine W. We were crammed into his bedroom when he 1st played it for me- I FLIPPED OUT!! Jim loved phasing doubles and then playing them purposely slightly off beat- sounded wicked!! Now you can do it with a 'delay' effects button.  He made a mix on cassette tape, then we went downtown looking for a warehouse party. Love this cover done by Phonique and Rebecca, they keep the original feel but brought a freshness to this timeless vocal track.

M.A.W.- "I Can't Get No Sleep" remixed by David Morales (1995) First time I heard this was at a warehouse party near Wellesley St., around 6am, after working nightshift at 7West Cafe. Vince Ailey's friend was DJing. Can't remember his name but was a towering spanish guy, great guy. The way he expertly slowly drifted these two minutes of drum intro into the last song. I was dancing non-stop and when that India vocal came in- WOW!!

Tommy Musto- "Take Some Time Out" feat. vocals by Arnold Jarvis (1987) This vocal still gives me goosebumps!! Was a fav at many warehouse jams!

remixed by Bush II Bush- "You're Gonna Miss Me" (2007) Original by Turntable Orchestra ‎– "You're Gonna Miss Me" (1988) Love the original the best but don't have a clean, good quality digital copy and my vinyl's all scratched up. This is a really good remix bringing modern day tight, bright sounds to this classic vocal.

Bang The Party- "Bang-Bang You're Mine" (1990) First time I heard this was at my pal, Moses' house, we were wrecked and he was mixing this and Fingers Inc tracks. We were all 16yrs old and couldn't believe this house music stuff!!

cover by Xakosa- "Miss Me" feat. vocals by Kenny Thomas (2013) Original by Turntable Orchestra ‎– "You're Gonna Miss Me" (1988) This is such a good cover with a jackin' beat, had to include also even though played another version already. Back in the day, DJs like AKI and PTS would tease you by playing parts of a track, 5-6 times during the night- just a sliver, a few beats each time, just enough of a hook. That's how they broke tracks! By the 5th time, everyone was so excited that the whole room was bouncing with hands in the air!

Bobby D'Ambrosio‎– "Moment Of My Life" feat. vocals by Michelle Weeks (1997) ‎ This is one of the most uplifting vocal house tracks out there! Michelle Weeks baby!! Man, there are probably 250 classic house tracks I'd love to put in mixes if I only had clean digital versions. One can dream.

M.A.W.- "I Get Lifted" feat. vocals by Barbara Tucker remixed by John Ciafone (1994) Don't know a house dj worth his salt that doesn't have two dozen Masters At Work vinyl records. Priceless track. Feelin' this?

Masters At Work or M.A.W.(Little Louie Vega & Kenny Dope Gonzalez)- "I Can't Get No Sleep" feat. vocals by India (1993) Had to include the original. First time we heard this was years before that David Morales remix played earlier. We were at "Kat Klub", just south west of Church St & Queen St E. Kevin Williams, rubbed the celophone cover off of the record on his jeans and SLAMMED this down. He could MIX!! Kevin was actually the first LIVE house DJ i had heard at 16 at "GO GO's", in the 'White Room' on Richmond St & Duncan. He BURNED through records with fast change ups. At the end of the night, Jason Palma said there was a STACK of records in a pile beside him OUTSIDE of their sleeves!! He mixes with a frenzy! Jason told that story and I felt it on the dance floor but wasn't privy to the DJ booth ; ) I got in with my cousin's 21yr old ID, I guess since every Chinese guy at that time looked the same ; ) Great for me!

Thompson & Lenoir (LNR)- "Can't Stop The House" (1987) LNR, same guys that made the warehouse classic "Work It To The Bone"!! Wish I had a clean copy of that! First time Jim and I heard this was at 616 Yonge St., around Wellesley. When AKI threw this down, we almost put our fists through the wall it was that exciting!! FLIPPED OUT! That's HOUSE MUSIC. ‎

Murk (Oscar G & Ralf Falcon)/ Liberty City *moniker– "Some Lovin'" (1992) I loved this track so much that for a whole summer, every warehouse I went to, I 'requested' this track. Drove AKI and the rest nuts. But this vocal was SOOOOOOO DIRTY!!! That MURK feel, those baselines!! Then we saw Liberty City perform it live at The OZ on Mercer St.

Jestofunk-"Stellar Funk" remixed by Lazzaro (1997) This congo instrumental I played the crap out of back in the vinyl days, mixed it with dozens of different vocals. My personal policy is NEVER REPEAT a combo and it's brought joy to every situation. Great track!!

Joe Smooth- "The Promised Land" feat. vocals by Anthony Thomas (1987) What this track does to you is HOUSE MUSIC. Beautiful in every way. Can listen to this and have listened to this OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

Instrumental mix by M.A.W. (date?) M.A.W.-River Ocean‎– "Love & Happiness" (Yemaya Y Ochún) feat. vocals by India (1994) Jim bought doubles of this also and he played the crap out of it! Like a great dessert that's good with EVERY meal. Tracks like this make mixing so much fun because each new combo is a rebirth in emotions.

Inner City- "Big Fun" (1988) was when original by Kevin Saunderson was made, but this remix was made in (2003) by Juan Atkins First time I heard this was at Focus on Joseph St around Wellesley. Nope not the 'Focus' at City Hall, that was before my time. Play a few bars and people go MENTAL on the dancefloor! Infectious.

dub mix remixed by Soul Clap Raze- "Break 4 Love" (2011) vocal mix remixed by Soul Clap Raze- "Break 4 Love" (2011) Original (1988) Raze- "Break 4 Love" feat. vocals by Keith Thompson I LOVE EVERY VERSION of the original also, the full vocal, the instrumental bringing out this timeless baseline and the spanish female vocal version. Jim bought these remixes and I just lost it. Can't believe Soul Clap got the original vocal by Keith Thompson. They keep the original sounds but brought it to the current times. Like the beginning of the dub and didn't like the beginning of the vocal, so I mixed them together. The original is the best but will have to save for another time.

remixed by Michel Cleis 'Floreo'(2010) original M.A.W.-River Ocean‎– "Love & Happiness" (Yemaya Y Ochún) feat. vocals by India (1994) Jim had double records of this original MAW vocal! This remix revived this track for us!

Murk (Oscar G & Ralf Falcon)- "Tried So Hard" feat. vocals by Bobby Pruit (1993) This track reminds me of one of the 1st time I met Vince Ailey, a great Toronto House DJ & producer but back then he was one of the BADDEST dancers! And not that hip-hop dancing to house music crap, real house dancing. We were at a PTS party on Duncan, south of Richmond. The ceilings were low and sweat was dripping off it. That was nasty, but the MUSIC was so addictive, no one left till after 5am!!

Kerri Chandler & Johnny McDougald- "Something Wrong" (1992) Killer track! Chandler is a brick layer, this is a foundation dub. New house lovers are gonna say "WTF??!!" Jim and I often wonder when we hear a wicked track.. 'how did they come up with this track? the ideas? the sounds?' We should start producing so we can make someone else think that. Hopefully soon...

Fingers Inc. (Larry Heard, Ron Wilson & Robert Owens) ‎– "Music Take Me Up" feat. vocals by Robert Owens (1985) My first exposure to house in a serious way was Fingers tracks, think over a dozen like 'So Glad', 'What About This Love', 'Distant Planet', 'A Path', 'Mysteries of Love, 'Can You Feel It' and the list is endless. Tracks got attention those days. We burned the grooves off these records!!

Mondo Grosso- "Souffles H" remixed by M.A.W. (1995) How many MAW tracks in this mix?? Little Louie Vega & Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez are so sick!! How many house tracks copied their swing? Standing on the shoulders of Giants! Let it grow!!

remixed by Tricky Disco- "Tricky Disco" (1990) Love this sexy sax mix! Didn't like this track till it wasn't being played any longer.

Jaydee- "Plastic Dreams" (1992) This is an anthem with killer keys!!

original M.A.W. & Lem Springsteen- "Nite Life" feat. vocals by Kim English (1994) remixed by Armand Van Helden (1994) Love this vocal!! All our fav house djs in the past played this track. Can't stop dancing to this.

Blaze- "So Special" (1990) This was one of my first records and has so many great memories attached to it.

Eddie Lewis & Kerri Chandler- "I Need You" feat. vocals by Kamar (1993) Nothing like seeing a smokey dark room with over a hundred people with hands in the air and singing along! House Karaoke!!

Cajmere- "Brighter Days" feat. vocals by Dajae (1992) remixed by Karizma & DJ Spen (2011) Karizma smashed it with this remix!! He kept all the original elements and turbo boosted the thump of this gorgeous vocal!

Dodha & DJ Spen- "Inrowd" (2013) This is not a classic instrumental but reminded me of the old days with it's feel and sound. Actually reminded me of Mateo & Matos' track "Raw Elements", gotta get that vinyl on Discogs!

original Jay Williams, Nelson Roman & Rob Hanning- "Sweat" feat. vocals by Jay Williams (1990) JoJoFlores-Rmx (1999?) 'Sweat' reminds me of this club in North York, just outside of Toronto, but now part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). "Inner City" was a wicked club and one of the first to play house. And the dancers there were incredible!! It was that time when everyone got tailored dress pants made and they all had slight to ridiculous bell bottoms. But it seemed so cool at the time watching these guys dance. Jay Williams' vocals on this are legendary and JoJo made this killer remix that made this vocal alive again!

Martin Solveig- "Afro Deep" (1999) This is not a classic track but I played the crap out of this congo instrumental. The house feel can be expressed in limitless ways.

original Show Me Love feat. vocals by Robin S (1993) remixed by Steve Angello & Laidback Luke (2008) Jim played this remix for the first time at a party a few years ago and EVERYONE went bananas at a certain part near the beginning. You'll definitely KNOW when you FEEL it.

Nightmares On Wax- "Aftermath" (1990) This reminds me of a dance my friends DJ'ed at at Jarvis Collegiate near Wellesley. That was a party and we were all into HOUSE and danced like crazy. My friend, Noel Nanton (AN INCREDIBLE HOUSE DJ & PRODUCER), got me into house at 16 and took me to go see Kevin Williams at GO-GO's and some friends had great friends at Jarvis Collegiate and we bonded with tons of house music.

Scotti Deep/ Fathoms N.Y. *moniker- "Braniak" (1995) Jim and I went BONKERS when we heard this for the 1st time at a warehouse party. Think it was at the 4th and 5th on Richmond St. It was such a raw and techy bouncy charger!

original Romanthony- "Bring U Up" (1995) remixed by Deetron (2011) I don't know how many Romanthony records we own but he made some great ones. God Rest his Soul. This remix by DeeTron brought this track back to the current state of affairs. Love remixes of classics that preserve the feel but make it fresh with higher quality of sounds.

Fingers Inc.- "Bring Down The Walls" feat. vocals by Robert Owens (1986) Bought this digital copy from iTunes. Got every Fingers vinyl! This got so played out it almost sounded commercial. But for those who haven't heard it for years or for the first time- WATCH OUT.

John Rocco- "Move" (1987) I first heard this at Jim's house, this was when FreeStyle + House was the sound. We got into it probably by '95. Best memory of this track live was when Kenny Glasgow, now famous 1/2 of Art Department, dropped this right from the beginning at The Wellington, on Wellington, south of Spadina & King St. Toronto history. Killer thumpin' intro. I never mix this track cause I want to hear that beginning.

Most of the tracks in this mix bought from www.Beatport.com and www.Traxsource.com and www.Defected.com and iTunes, http://www.apple.com/itunes/ BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... any amount would be appreciated ; )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied, but mix was made multiple times with multiple failures. Hope you are forgiving and have fun listening.

Common Ground (Strictly House Music)
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August 01, 2013 10:23 AM PDT
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dattrax: Can't believe it's Aug and only a month left of summertime weather in Toronto.

Always having the issue of not enough time to enjoy this love of house. It's been two months since the last mix, so we promise to put at least one more out this month to bookend this wonderful summer.

Made this mix over probably five times to get the right feel to properly showcase these tracks. Mixed for those who know and a huge welcome to those who want to taste test some underground house.

Enjoy this mix as we share the house tracks that we love right now. Close your eyes, turn it up loud and join us. Let your emotions go as we move you from track to track.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these INCREDIBLE HOUSE VOCALISTS & PRODUCERS! Thank you for just doing your thing and putting out such great tracks!!

Finnebassen, Gundelach, Footprintz, Devoted, Mmelashon, Ilves, Migova, Popular Peoples Front, Justin Harris, MUG, Stella Attah, Uffe, jozif, Little Bear, Francesca Lombardo, Audited Beats, Ursula Rucker, Will Saul, Anabel Englund, Hot Natured, Fur Coat, Big Bully, Fosky, Bog, BvsG, Tolga Fidan, Amirali, Acid Pauli, Dachshund, Quenum, Sonny Fodera, Cajmere, Ari Lourdes, Jerome Sydenham, Sylvie Forêt, Tamara, Jullian Gomes, The Layabouts, Omar, Black.Bird, Animal Trainer, Camille, Coltrane, Larse, Rebecca Lullio, David Patel, Dodha, DJ Spen, Kolombo, Junk Yard Rhythm Section

All tracks in this mix bought from www.Beatport.com and www.Traxsource.com
If there is any track you particularly like and want to go buy for yourself, then let us know in the comment section, and we'll respond there.

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... any amount would be appreciated ; )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied. The image is of an amazing party we spun at last summer called Grotto.

Crafted Language (Strictly House Music)
Clean
May 27, 2013 08:09 PM PDT
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dattrax: It was with great sadness as we saw facebook light up with 'Rest in Peace' shout outs to "Romanthony" (real name Anthony Moore, 1967 – May 2013). In Toronto we grew up with Romanthony records like his four-vinyl "Romanworld" compilation, and singles in that album and pre-dated that album like "Now You Want Me" (a Toronto anthem at 3am sat. ngt. warehouse sessions- one of our favourite instrumental house tracks). Other fav vinyls like "Testify", "Trojan Horse", "Bring U Up" and everyone's favorite "Let Me Show You Love".

Time moves past us relentlessly and we have to be thankful and make the best of each day. Mr. Moore's music will influence many many house lovers, djs, producers & vocalists to come.

The great thing about this house music we love is that it's built on the shoulders of giants. The great house music you hear today was built on the sweat and love of house music 20+ yrs ago.

Every track we heard, every DJ we danced to, every mix we felt contributed memories, mind space and reenforces our passion for house.

Enjoy this mix as it opens you to the house tracks that we love right now. Close your eyes, turn it up loud and join us and let your emotions move with each track as we tell you this new story.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these UNBELIEVABLE HOUSE VOCALISTS & PRODUCERS! Thank you for just doing your thing and putting out such great tracks!!

Anabel Englund, MK, Lee Foss, Ost & Kjex, Natalie Conway, Finnebassen, Karmon, Jimmy & Fred, Erhan Kesen, Thomas Lizzara, David K, Tube & Berger, Meggy, &ME, Rampa, Nomi Ruiz, NR&, Henrik Schwarz, Jon Charnis, Digitaria, Adana Twins, Morgan Geist, Miguel Campbell, Benjamin Franklin, Butch, Raoui, Nicone, Sascha Braemer, Nu, Julia Go, Peter B. Andreasen, Pete Oak, Navid Izadi, Christopher Schwarzwalder, Dirty Doering, NAtz, Random Factor, Switchbox, Solomun, Sashe, Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner, Roland Clark, Art Department, Rampue, Jaw, Claptone, Andhim, Theophilus London, AKA AKA, Thalstroem, John Rydell, Andre Lodemann, Alex Niggemann, Hot Since 82, Yousef, Gavin Herlihy & Laura Jones Remix, Romanthony, Gareth Whitehead, Jamie Jones, Jonny White (Art Department's other 1/2) and James Teej

All tracks in this mix bought www.Beatport.com (Usually mixed w/ a www.Traxsource.com batch but went crazy on beatport. Just bought a batch off traxsource because they emailed a 20% off coupon. Always wait for those before buying ; )

If there is any track you particularly like and want to go buy for yourself, then let us know in the comment section, and we'll respond there.

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... any amount would be appreciated ; )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied.

Building Depth (Strictly House Music)
Clean
April 10, 2013 10:29 AM PDT
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Hello Fellow HouseHeadz, you are gonna love this mix! At least we hope you will love it as much as I had making it. Always a fun monthly ritual!

You can tell how much someone loves you by looking at where they spend their time and money. Same can be said for House Fanatics like us!!

Please comment on each mix that you enjoy or email us- we would love to hear from you!!

Jim will be making a new mix soon and he's aiming to blow minds with his unique mixing and track selection. It's gonna be a rare treat. Jim and I have been best friends and DJing/Loving House for over 20yrs now. Traditionally, I make all the mixes and we both always play live together as 'dattrax'.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these INCREDIBLE HOUSE VOCALISTS & PRODUCERS! Thank you for just doing your thing and putting out such great tracks!!

Finnebassen, Amber Jolene, Nolan, Karol XVII, MB Valence, Ruben Alvarez, JEUDI, Soul Clap, Tube & Berger, Milan Euringer, Niko Schwind, Carl L. Finlow, John Tejada, Nale Garcia, Petroloukas Chiakias, Theo Komp, Gui Boratto, David August, Nelue, Bakazou, Swag, Erol Alkan, Connan Mockasin, Nina Kinert, Tomas Barfod, J&M, Roman Sebastian, Mamacita, Luis Hill, Tom Glass, Sean Thomas, Catz 'n Dogz, Arsenal, Gary Optim, Raycoux Jr., Stefan Barth, Andy Lemac, Nicolas Jaar, Noir, Ruede Hagelstein, The Noblettes, Arian Leviste, Luke Solomon & Justin Harris, Josh Humphrey, Kyodai, Giom & George Holliday

All tracks in this mix bought from www.Traxsource.com and www.Beatport.com except for "Wicked Game" (Soul Clap Edit) & "TroubleTroubleTrouble" (No Regular Play Remix) both by Soul Clap and downloaded from their soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/soulclap Thank you Soul Clap for sharing your music and for making great house.

If there is any track you particularly like and want to go buy for yourself, then let us know in the comment section, and we'll respond there.

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... Hint Hint, Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge : )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied.

Shared States (Strictly House Music)
Clean
February 07, 2013 10:44 PM PST
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Our like minded Brothers & Sisters!! This dattrax house mix is ready to be played LOUD in your cars or by any means you see fit!!!

Falling back in love with house over & over again. ONE TRACK AT A TIME. ONE MIX AT A TIME. ONE PARTY AT A TIME. ONE DJ AT A TIME. ONE FRIEND AT A TIME.

Let it in.

Consume this installment of the freshest house tracks that we hunted down in the last few months, and mixed with all the love, fun, happiness, stress & struggle of life poured into each mix.

FEEL IT.

Please comment on each mix you enjoy or email us- we would love to hear from you.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these AMAZING HOUSE VOCALISTS & PRODUCERS! Thank you for just doing your thing and putting out such great tracks!!

Monique Bingham, Raw Artistic Soul, Mixas, Overnite, Hollis P Monroe, Mario Basanov, Niko Schwind, Deep Future, HearThuG, Basti Grub, Primavera, David K & Lexer, Sorcha Richardson, Maya Jane Coles, Little Dragon, Mozambik Puzzle, Delhia de France, Ruede Hagelstein, Douglas Greed, Les Bijoux, Michael Scott, Damolh33, Strump, Moan, Lou Van, Tomas Barfod, Toucan, Jordan Fields, Dillau, Xordo, Andy Martin, Abati, Corey Andrew, Greg Puppa, The Cruzaders, Chris Distefano, Zdar, Chromeo, Phonique, Ornette, Rikki, James Hunter, Soko, Lake People, Nico Stojan, Climbers, Freakme, Hunter Game, John Tejada, Thalstroem, AKA AKA, Kellerkind, Edu Imbernon, Triumph, Sutja Gutierrez, Luke Solomon & Justin Harris aka MusicForFreaks (MFF), Tomas Barfod, Nina Kinert

All tracks in this mix bought from www.Traxsource.com and www.Beatport.com.

If there is any track you particularly like and want to go buy for yourself, then let us know in the comment section, and we'll respond there.

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... Hint Hint, Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge : )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied.

Lost Distinction (Strictly House Music)
Clean
December 21, 2012 12:44 AM PST
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It's been a while Fellow House Fiends, hope everyone is enjoying family & friends, life and working hard achieving your goals. It's increasingly more difficult to put aside time for this love of ours called House Music.

But we would be thrilled if this house mix put a huge smile on your face, make you shake a little, and make you forget your deadlines at work, financial challenges or any other struggles. Leave that stress and get lost into the sounds.

House is such a force. One of the only things we do that we have so much joy in the process and when we are mixing tracks that we love, it's one of those rare moments where we don't think of being anywhere else. Focused energy with no mind drifts- letting everything come through our fingertips and THUMP through the speakers!

With Christmas just around the corner, hope you crank this mix LOUD while you are driving to & from a great get together with your loved ones.

Merry Christmas and God Bless you and may He open your eyes to the important things in life. Cheers, dattrax (Jim & Dat, fellow house fiends)

Please comment on each mix you enjoy or email us- we would love to hear from you.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these INCREDIBLE HOUSE PRODUCERS & VOCALISTS!!! How can anyone listen to any other type of music, but house??!!
Robert Owens, Henrik Schwarz, Lake People, Nico Stojan, Mercury, Junior, Olej, Poetic Disorders, Rashid Ajami, Dionigi, Pilocka Krach, Ali Love, Bjorn Storig, The Forest, Stimmhalt, Alfred Heinrichs, Colin Hay, Deep Fiction, Ben Pearce, Gary Optim, Fritz & Lang, Grant Nelson, Aki Bergen & Daniel Jaze, Josh Milan, Namy, Mowgli Vox, Xakosa, Rick Collins, Mat.Joe, Ãme, Ry, Frank Wiedemann, The Glue, Marbert Rocel, Storm Queen, Cagedbaby, Larse Vocal, Candi Staton, Danton Eeprom, Random Factor, MFF (Music For Freaks: Luke Solomon & Justin Harris, Nu & Mira, Roisin Murphy, Luca C & Brigante

All tracks in this mix bought from www.Traxsource.com and www.Beatport.com.

If there is any track you particularly like and want to go buy for yourself, then let us know in the comment section, and we'll respond there.

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... Hint Hint, Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge : )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied.

HOUSEFLICTION (Strictly House Music)
Clean
October 18, 2012 10:20 PM PDT
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Afflicted with the house bug? Don't worry, we know how you feel. Been addicted to house music since were were 16yrs old.

This is the best time for house music we've ever seen. It's wonderful to be excited every week about new house tracks you've never heard at your favourite mp3 stores. House DJ/ Producer friends on facebook and twitter sharing their mixes, their youtube video picks of cool house related stuff- it's endless!! Parties with different types of house music all over the city, tons of up & comers and tons of great international House DJs visiting Toronto.

Yes, there's too much house now, too many mixes, too many sub-genres and too many related electronic music- COMPLETE SYSTEM OVERLOAD!!

But, hey... gone are the days where you are begging for a mixed house cassette tape by a popular dj and having the pickings be slim. Gone are the days of going to your favourite record stores each week, buying the same records as 30-50 other djs and everyone playing the same records. The selection was scarce compared to now. Gone are the days of paying $16.99 for a 4 track EP- where you only bought it for the one goosebump track.

Now there's so much music out there that you can actually not sound like everyone else. You can listen to thousands of house tunes and the chances (at the sheer volume of what's coming out) of you sounding like someone else are small.

And the best part? It's dirt cheap, after getting a 15-20% online discount coupon you end up paying $50-60 bucks for 30 traxs- what a thrill!!

It's so good to be constantly re-excited (if there is such a word ; ) or re-energized about house. It's a ritual with Jim and I. Putting a few tracks every few days into our virtual bins or spending a weekend going crazy hunting for tracks that make us want to dance. Then listening to them together in a long car ride- finishing with some late night food in Chinatown or Greektown in downtown Toronto.

Then it goes into iphone or ipod and listened to in pockets of time, more car rides, getting on the treadmill, then making a mix.

Then another car ride together seeing if it makes us both happy- we've always DJ for ourselves and if some people like it along the way, then that's the cherry on top.

Back to the house ritual... then going through the frustration of redoing the mix over and over again because it just wasn't fun enough, wasn't good enough or wasn't timeless enough. You just don't want to throw something together. If it's not special to you, it won't be to someone else.

We want to make mixes where people would hopefully enjoy it enough to actually want to listen to it a 2nd time and if they listen anymore, then it's Christmas! In this day and age of having too much available and nothing getting any real attention- attention is a precious commodity. We don't value what is easily attained.

Rather have a few hundred people that really love our brand of house music, then to have thousands of people who don't care and can't tell the difference. Worst to be background filler house.

Usually make anywhere between 4-8 mixes from a selection of 60-90 tracks within a month or two (between the cracks of time sandwiched by work and family)- then the mix that moves us the most gets posted. That's the whole process in a nutshell.

Thank you so much for taking your time to visit us here and for listening to our mixes. We are so excited to share with you the tracks that move us each month.

All the best to you and all your endeavours- be the best you can be and stay passionate!! Cheers, dattrax

Please comment on each mix you enjoy or email us- we would love to hear from you.

In this mix, featuring tracks by these INCREDIBLE HOUSE PRODUCERS & VOCALISTS!!!
Marek Hemmann, Marian, Fabian Reichelt, Kellerkind, Klangkarussell, Nu, Jo Ke, Jamie Jones, Kevin Knapp, Kate Simko, Noir, Haze, Terranova, Reptile Youth, Trikohmat, Ewan Pearson, Metronomy, Javi, Saarid, Einmusik, Nicone, Sascha Braemer, Narra, Fabian Reichelt, Raycoux Jr., Stefan Barth, Niko Schwind, Oliver Koletzki, Fran, Julia Govor, Qbeck, Lil Magdalene, DJ Ra Soul, Hrdvsion, Amirali, Him_Self_Her, Mic Newman, Djamila, Toky, Ernesto, Soul Clap, Mario & Vidis, Angela Sheik, Fabo, Solomun, Pascal Bideau, Delhia de France, Marek Hemmann, Douglas Greed, Liz Cass, John Monkman, Joris Delacroix, William Besson, LOPAZZ Vs. Forever Jung, Tomas Barfod, Nina Kinert

All tracks in this mix bought from www.Traxsource.com and www.Beatport.com.

If there is any track you particularly like and want to go buy for yourself, then let us know in the comment section, and we'll respond there.

BTW... if you enjoy this mix, then there's a PayPal DONATE button on the top right side of this website... Hint Hint, Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge : )

For Toronto or Global bookings: dattrax@gmail.com

This dattrax photo taken at a private party at CHROMA in Sept2012, a part of the super club complex of The Guvernment in Toronto. There are some crappy quality videos made from my iphone4 of Jim mixing on our youtube channel- link to the right here.

This house mix made on Traktor S4 Controller & laptop with no sync applied.

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