8-Track Mind October 1, 2015

8TM October 2015

8TM October 2015

While Dancing to rhythm in music is Tribalism at its core, we’ll focus on it being a sub-genre or integration in what is called Progressive House Music. This percussive driven sound was very popular somewhere between 2000 and 2006 and played by most Prog DJ’s including myself. It was never a sound or genre as such in Prog sets at the time. Progressive House Music have always absorbed other styles in either productions or gigs. I guess that was why it was called ‘Progressive’.

In my opinion that percussive driven sound died off for the most part ever since the rise of Deadmau5. His unique syncopated chords and bass sound set the new norm in what was called Progressive House and Progressive Trance (Which is a contradiction in terms. It does not exist). Also, many prog DJ’s and clubs who used to book Prog DJ’s massively jumped ship to the next big thing which was Electro and then Minimal. So as of 2007 we’d hear less and less percussive elements. Progressive House by now was a Beatport sub-genre based on melodic content and BPM’s for the most part.

So many to choose from

So many to choose from

Let’s get back to the program and see what we have here for the October 2015 edition of 8-Track Mind. The show kicks off with PMT’s Gyromancer. A true Prog classic. Tribal? Well not really. It’s a simple breakbeat with layers of outlandish and alien sound sweeps. But wait… Do I hear a cowbell? Good enough. This is followed by Australian Katai’s Turn Of Time. We can slowly hear the percussion move in. Roaches by Dutch outfit Trancesetters is in its Peace Division remix THE blueprint of Prog Tribal House. A true evergreen in the genre and still being played today. In fact: While writing this, I just received a new remix to review!

A new remix just in as I write this. Crazy!

A new remix just in as I write this. Crazy!

Some more

Halo Varga’s Future! is on par with Roaches. And it’s in mono in case you wonder what happened to your earbuds. I think it adds to its power. Scumfrog’s remix of Andante by Tribal prog hero Steve Lawler on Bedrock has always been a firm fave of mine and should definitely be included in any Tribal Prog list. Another fave is Blackwatch’ rework of Lenny Kravitz’ Believe In Me. Yes, it’s been on heavy rotation ever since 8TM started in 2007 but it has its place in this mix. Chicane’s rendition of Soothe isn’t strictly Tribal Prog but I love the percussive elements in here and of course the vocals. Just because the focus is on Tribal Progressive House Music shouldn’t mean it would exclude anything else. I never played this way so why start now?

Not in the mix... but could have been

Not in the mix… but could have been

I’ve always used percussion in my own music and it’s no different with Triple Funk from The Inner Sanctuary Sessions. Also in the mix is New York New York of which some would say it also helped define the genre. It’s preceded by Victor Calderone’s The Drive which is total percussive mayhem and the show comes to an end with I Love You by John Creamer and Stephane K. What to say about this one…? It’s an epic piece of Tribal House Music. An adventure. It’s sexy, dark… has all the right elements to bring you back to the dawn of time when we humans would regularly dance around the fire while getting healed and rejuvenated.

I hope you will get healed and rejuvenated when listening to this episode of 8-Track Mind. Enjoy!

Harry

00 Lemon8 – 8TM Prologue
01 PMT – Gyromancer
02 Katai – Turn Of Time (Dub)
03 Trancesetters – Roaches (Peace Division Remix)
04 Willy Sanjuan & Sergi Domene – Underground (Juan Magan & Victor Magan Mix)
05 Halo Varga presents My Sound – Future!
06 KAO – Stonegroove
07 Steve Lawler – Andante (The Scumfrog’s Ff Tusson D’or Remix)
08 Two Right Wrongans – Sorry Mate, You’ve Got The Wrong House
09 Rambo – Turn It Up (D Ramirez Mix)
10 Lenny Kravitz- Believe In Me (Blackwatch Mix)
11 Mantra feat. Lydia Rhodes – Away (Peter Rauhofer Dub)
12 Mauro Picotto – Hazley (Zone Remix)
13 Furry Phreaks – Soothe (Chicane Jazz)
14 Lemon8 – Triple Funk
15 Chab – (The) Sinus
16 Victor Calderone – The Drive
17 Lemon8 – New York, New York
18 John Creamer & Stephane K – I Love You (Original Mix)

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A Mighty Fish Story

It’s been a long day. I was up at 5 and went fishing. Me, and 6 more tough and rough fishermen. It was still dark. And cold. The last time I went fishing I was 8 years old. As I caught a fish it startled me so much that I fell into the water. At the age of 10 I was caught myself; a vicious hook found its way into my right eyelid. A few more millimeters and I would have been blind at one eye. Dad took me to the doctor and he yanked it out. I didn’t cry.

sunrise

So today I found myself at the waterside again with a fishing rod. The knowledgeable fishermen exchanged their wisdom and I nodded to all that they were so willing to share. So I threw that line and hook! Ferociously! Again and again. Two giant fish took the bait but they escaped me. Man against Fish! Fish against Man! I fought as if it was the white whale Moby Dick and he taunted me. Laughed at me! And I had to let go.

sunrise for fishermen

Several hours later I was home with a headache. I went to bed…, woke up. What happened? I fished? Did I catch any? No. And glad I didn’t. I like fish. Finding Nemo is one of my fave movies! I’m no fisherman! Still, I had a nice time. With people I didn’t know. I liked the serenity, the silence, the fresh air, the comradeship and the morning sun. Did I feel like a fish out of the water? Yes I did. I’m a musician; Overly sensitive. A Romantic who likes Art, babies, music, cute animals. I cry watching commercials. But I loved getting out there and do something completely different. Getting out of the comfort zone. And making grand adventures out of little things.

The last dj to fish here

The last DJ to fish here

‘But here is an artist. He desires to paint you the dreamiest, shadiest, quietest, most enchanting bit of romantic landscape… What is the chief element he employs?’ (From Herman Melville’s Moby Dick)

Lemon8’s 8-Track Mind September 3 2015

8TM September 2015 flyer

8-Track Mind Track List September 3 2015 as aired on Friskyradio.com

00 Lemon8 – 8TM Prologue
01 Sinead O’Connor – Troy (John Creamer & Stephane K Remix)
02 Jamie Baggotts – Mexico City
03 Alexey Lisin & Ange – Vesna (Audio Noir Rekonstruction)
04 Damir Ludvig and Everbeatz – Gestures
05 Lexicon Avenue – From Dusk Till Dawn
06 Simon Firth – Time Lapse (Lemon8 Remix)
07 Peter Dundov – Stairway
08 Kamilo Sanciemente – The Twilight Zone
09 Deepsec & Adam Firegate – Modulator (Robert R. Hardy Remix)
10 Blackwatch & Greed – Gentle Rain
11 Anton Fine and Laura Kronhagen – En Kuulu (Santiago Deep Remix)
12 Mason – Frontrow Chemistry
13 Archive – Fuck You (Elias Kazais Mix)
14 Shipstad & Warren – Near Perfect
15 Jody Wisternoff – Cold Drink, Hot Girl
16 Benny Maze feat. Drew Brody – Utopia
17 YNOT & Cosmo Klein – When Doves Cry
18 Marc Kelso – Half Lit World (Unknown Mix 2001, Lemon8 Remaster)

I pretty much dj and mix music I’m in the mood for. Whether it’s old or new
or in the middle, I don’t care. I want it to be personal and I hope it
comes across like that.

In this episode I have some awesome new tracks, proven as well as obscure classics
and some 8TM recurrent faves. Take Blackwatch & Greed’s Gentle Rain for example.
Or Shipstad & Warren’s Near Perfect; two pieces of music that stood the test of time
and feature that 8TM feeling and vibe of heartfelt lyrics, great melodies and Chord
Progression.

Elias Kazais’ remix of Archive’s Fuck You is a track that I lost over the years but
thankfully found back a few days ago after loads of people kept asking about this version. As far as I know it was never an officially released mix but I might be wrong. Anyway, it’s in the mix again.

The first ever mix I did for Frisky Radio back in 2006 had Jody Wisternoff’s Cold Drink, Hot Girl in it. How I love this track! It has all the elements to address every emotion one can have in a piece of electronic dance music; an intricate and powerful production yet kept pleasingly simple. I’ve never played it without getting all of the crowd involved.

When Doves Cry is a pop classic given a dance floor remake. There’s been plenty of them over the years but this is the first one I like. Yes, it sounds commercial but who cares? You get that with a pop classic. Anyway, I like it.

Over the years I’ve remixed so much stuff that I literally lost track. I bookmarked my own
Discogs page to see if there’s anything I missed or forgot about. My remix of Simon Firth’s Time Lapse is one of them and I can say it’s been a pleasant experience hearing it again with fresh ears. The ‘Did I make That? Cool!’ feeling is undeniably a unique one.
Aside from the older tracks there’s a bunch of future 8TM classics too and they’re equally
exquisite.

Harry

Listen again here: 8TM September 2015

Selection, Mix & Mastered by Lemon8
Thank you to all promo services, labels and artists for the great music.

Lemon8’s 8-Track Mind (8TM) has been ‘on air’ for over 8 years and is your
go-to listening, head bobbing, feet tapping and dancing experience consisting
of high quality electronic dance music.

Revisiting Vangelis – 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise

While webbing the net for analogue synthesis, I stumbled on Vangelis once again.

So I listened to some of his work. Started with the album Antarctica, moved on to the soundtrack of one of my all time fave movies Bitter Moon by Roman Polanski and ended up (for now) with 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise.

I’ve seen the film multiple times and always loved the soundtrack but never listened to it by itself. No images, just the soundtrack. And it’s gorgeous.

1492 - Conquest Of Paradise

1492 – Conquest Of Paradise

Early 80’s synth music has been an enormous influence in me becoming a musician; Kitaro, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Tomita… those names. When I was little Harry, the first music that I ever recorded with my Technics SX-K200 home keyboard and Philips 4-Track tape recorder was Kitaro’s Silk Road.

Technics SX-K200

Technics SX-K200

philips n4506 stereo tape deck

The joy I’ve had with my tape recorder…

Now one would call it ambient music I guess. Back then all I knew is that is was made with synthesizers. And I wanted one!

After hearing Giorgio Moroder, Pete Belotte, Patrick Cowley, Jolley & Swain (Imagination), Bobby -O- Orlando and Depeche Mode, I knew what I wanted to make of myself in life…

Anyway, find 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise and have (another) listen. It’s beautiful. Twenty Eighth Parallel is my fave track. Watch the movie too if you have the chance.

Yamaha CS-80

Vangelis’ (former) secret strings weapon : The now legendary Yamaha CS-80…ahem.. presets.

Kitaro's secret weapon: Korg 700s

Kitaro’s secret lead synth weapon: Korg 700s

Tony Swain's (Imagination) secret bass synth weapon: Roland SH-1000

Tony Swain’s (Imagination) secret bass synth weapon: Roland SH-1000

Lemon8's secret weapon

Lemon8’s secret wea..oh..Oops!

8-Track Mind June 05 2014

8TM June 2014

8TM show

8TM June 2014

00 – Lemon8 – 8TM Prologue
01 – Reig – Leave In Smoke
02 – Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic – Favela (Van Bellen Remix)
03 – Deep Reactor – Purple Shadow
04 – LoQuai – Helios
05 – Giovi & Gabux – Work That Sucks
06 – Airwave -Triangle (Inkfish Remix)
07 – Reflection Soul – Constellation
08 – Yuriy From Russia, Cream Sound – My Way Is Heaven
09 – Budakid – Back To Live (One Opinion Remix)
10 – Quivver – Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ on but the Rent (Quivver Dub Mix)
11 – Danny Tenaglia – Be Yourself (Jerome Robins Simple Edit)
12 – North Atlantic – Lights Out (Lemon8 rmx) Remaster 2011
13 – Deriwer – Lhasa (Original Mix)
14 – Tilt feat. Sam Mollison – The Hurt (Andre Sobota Dub Mix)
15 – Ewan Rill – Deep Sea (Original Mix)
16 – Hairdryer – One (Original Mix)
17 – !Reflekt feat. Delline Bass – Need To Feel Loved (Adam K. & Soha Vocal Mix)
18 – Melonum – Frankfurt Am Main (Original Mix)

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8-Track Mind May 2014

Brand new music in this episode to start your Summer, Winter (down unda), road trip, bike ride or pre party!

Mix and selection by Lemon8
Thanks to all artists, promo services and record labels for sending in the music.

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8TM

8TM May 2014

 

00 Lemon8 – 8TM Prologue
01 Corei – Sinestesia (Donatello Remix)
02 4H Community – Tribal Coma (Brutal Dub Mix)
03 Jelly For The Babies – Afterhours (Original Mix)
04 Cut Knob – Bandolero (Ewan Rill Remix)
05 Lautaro Varela – Gone (Antu Coimbra Remix)
06 Claes Rosen – If I Could Be U (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
07 Quantum Shift – Fountain (Original Mix)
08 4H Community – Depth Of Consciousness (Deeprog 4H Dub Mix)
09 East Cafe – Outback (Napalm Remix)
10 Danny Tenaglia – Be Yourself (Jerome Robins Simple Edit)
11 Nugen – Braaj (Lemon8 Remix)
12 Sailor & I – Tough Love (Juan Deminicis & Martin Etchegaray Remix)
13 Mindset – Yuu (V I F Remix)
14 Monojoke – Begone (D.X.Xavier Remix)
15 Derek Howell – Dark Horse (Dibby Dougherty Remix)
16 Dirty Cat -Space (Original Mix)
17 Tektonica – Type One (Gary Delaney Dreamix)
18 Moshic – Do It To Me Now (Manu Riga Progtrip Remix)

 

 

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8-Track Mind April 2014

LEMON8 Live! 2005

What was the Progressive House sound back in 2005?
Hit play and find out!

The track listed posted here is by approximation and taken from mixcloud.com

There is no official track list.

~Harry~

8TM is aired every first Thursday of the Month at www.friskyradio.com

* Broadcasted earlier as 8-Track Mind December 2009
**Remastered for optimum sound quality

Get the download link at my facebook page when it becomes available or get a friskyradio subscription if you can’t wait and get almost 7 years of 8TM shows.

8-Track Mind (#8TM) is Progressive by Nature, not by Style.
Aired every first Thursday of the Month by friskyradio.com
Get over 6 years worth of 8TM shows plus all other artist’s shows at friskyradio.com
Join me at www.facebook.com/harrylemon8: Free music, shop, previews and downloads galore!

8TM April 2014 flyer

 

1.UNKNOWN
2.Blame (Luke Chable mix)
byPowerplant
3.UNKNOWN
4.Lochness (original mix)
byJose Zamora & C Nemmo
5.UNKNOWN
6.No Start For A Change (Piece Process remix)
byPsalt
7.UNKNOWN
8.Somewhere – Clear Blue (original mix edit)
byMarkus Schulz presents Elevation
9.UNKNOWN
10.Somewhere – Clear Blue (original mix edit)
byMarkus Schulz presents Elevation
11.Strange World (feat Lesley – Lemon 8 remix)
byGreed
12.Sanctuary (Ivan Gough remix)
byOrigene
13.UNKNOWN
14.Move Yo! (feat Norman Soares)
byMatthew Dekay
15.Nanga (Stereo Tribal mix)
byDe Loren & Colors
16.Senses (Sphere mix)
byLiam Shachar
17.UNKNOWN
18.Cages (Lemon8 mix)
byGirl Nobody
19.UNKNOWN

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