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What has been a real issue on SoundCloud is now an issue on Spotify. I know that all the producers and labels are happy when I showcase their music on my shows. This system is broken and dysfunctional. Music that gets promoted via podcasts and radio shows gets blocked by a flawed copyright monitoring system. It’s not humans that make those individual decisions, it’s algorithms.

Worry not, the podcast and its individual shows is still available on SoundCloud, MIXCLOUD and via RSS feed:

 

Dear Spotify, if you read this: the entire fucking point of a DJ mix is the DJ playing records of other people. That promotes the record, the artist and the label. This is how underground electronic music works. I can’t believe I have to explain this to the world’s biggest music streaming company. You wanted podcasts, you get podcasts. Now, you kick the podcasts of DJs like me. This is ridiculous.

P.S.: The system is very slow. It took them around 2 months to find out that I promote other people’s music on my podcast, which is the entire point of playing and recording DJ sets and making them available as podcasts.

[Past Perfect] Volume 2 – A journey through the past

So what is that?

Anyone born in the early ’70’s ​​(or earlier) has experienced this era when House and Techno established themselves on the worldwide charts and became one of the biggest and most successful music movements in history. Computer technology and synthesizers made it possible to create a hitherto unknown music, which at the time was still pressed onto records (or acetate), so that you could mix this music as a DJ in clubs, at a time when the CD was the most important musical medium of the time.

I have fully experienced this time, both as a clubber and as a DJ. For me, this incredible and crazy journey started in 1992, and shortly afterwards I also put on the first records myself. Now more 25 years have passed — a quarter of a century — and for me the music of that time has not lost its strength at all. Of course, many memories are linked to it, some of which I think back with sparkling eyes. We were young, we were free (at least we had that impression), and the drugs were excellent, I’ve been told…*

*I do not want to promote drug use. Please handle drugs carefully! Best not to start it. But if, then be careful.

I have been able to make countless friendships in the scene over the last 25 years, and I know some of my closest friends from that time. My own career as a musician grew out of the tender beginnings of this music. I grew up with rock music and always wanted to be a rock star before, suddenly I discovered a completely new music that I initially did not like. Electronically produced music was not my thing, I only liked handmade music, that was the “real deal” for me. But it didn’t take long before this music cast a spell over me.

What did I do here?

In the last few months, I have picked out records that I consider the most important and best of that time. Here and there I had to ask friends if they could provide me with digital recordings from vinyl, because I did not own much of the material myself anymore. After I had everything digitally available, I carefully (re)mastered each track, always staying close to the original, I didn’t want destroy that special “feeling” of that time. Not that it’s much important to you, probably, but I also pitch-corrected tracks that were slightly “off key”, partly because of unstable vinyl recordings or issues with the production itself. Back then not everything was 100%, especially not when producers used analog synths.

After improving the music, I made a DJ mix out of it in my studio. And the result is now available to you, as a lossless FLAC file. You have never heard that music in a better sound quality!

That’s why I call this mix series “Past Perfect”, because that’s what it is for me. Talking about “series”… this is the second and final installment. Here is the first one.

Tracklisting

  1. GusGus – Purple [Rough Trade Germany 4AD]
  2. Planisphere – Deep Blue Dream [Music Worx]
  3. Exit EEE – Epidemic [No Respect Records]
  4. Bedrock – Heaven Scent [Bedrock Records Pioneer Records]
  5. AMbassador – The Fade (Oliver Lieb Remix) [Kickin Records]
  6. Thomas P. Heckmann & Marc Romboy – Ultra Vixens [Le Petit Prince]
  7. Rank 1 – Airwave [Urban Kontor Records]
  8. At The Villa People – Open Your Eyes [La Musique Fait La Force]
  9. Paul Van Dyk – For An Angel (PvD’s E-Werk Club Mix) [Polystar]
  10. Sunday Club – Healing Dream (Paul Van Dyk’s Inner Mind Mix) [Stress Records]
  11. UNKLE – In A State [Global Underground]
  12. Albion – Air [Platipus]
  13. Deep Cover – Breakthrough [Hope Recordings]
  14. Gouryella – Gouryella [Black Hole Recordings]
  15. Paganini Traxx – Zoe (Timo Maas Mix) [INCtraxx]
  16. Planisphere – So Many Ways (Force Mass Motion Remix) [Music Worx]
  17. DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead – Acid Energy (Special Acid Edition) [Vision Soundcarriers]
  18. Pete Lazonby – Sacred Cycles [Metronome Container Records Hamburg]
  19. DJ Gogo – Anjuna [Cyber Records]
  20. DJ Quicksilver – Bingo Bongo (Club Mix) [Club Tools]
  21. Art Of Trance – Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix) [Platipus]
  22. Niels Van Gogh – Pulverturm [Kosmo Records]
  23. Johan Cyber – Crash (Funk Function Groove Mix) [Bonzai Records]
  24. Meat Katie – Next Life [Kingsize]
  25. Natious – Amber (Silk Remix) [Amato International]
  26. Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Raumgleiter) [Kontor Records]
  27. Underworld – Dark And Long (Dark Train) [UnderworldLive]
  28. Smith & Selway – Move [Intec Records]
  29. Armin Van Buuren – Blue Fear [Nebula]
  30. BT – Mercury And Solace (Dub Mix) [ZYX Music]
  31. B.B.E. – Seven Days And One Week (Club Mix) [Urban]
  32. Paul Van Dyk – Out There And Back [Urban]
  33. Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Nalin & Kane Remix) [Edelpitch]
  34. Emmanuel Top – Acid Phase [Sub Terranean]
  35. AWeX – It’s Our Future [Plastic City]
  36. Breeder – Tyrantanic (Slacker’s Kingdom Come Mix) [Songbird]
  37. Tilt – I Dream (Tilt’s Resurrection Mix) [Lost Language]
  38. Z2 – I Want You [Platipus]
  39. Space Frog – X-Ray (Follow Me) [Energized Records]
  40. Space Frog Feat. The Grim Reaper – I Feel Ur Pain [Energized Records]
  41. Taucher – Waters [Dogondke Media]
  42. Ramirez – Sueño Latino [DFC]
  43. Ayla – Ayla (Taucher Remix) [Club Tunes]
  44. Space Frog – Lost In Space ’98 [Energized Records]
  45. Mikerobenics – Julika (Pascal F.E.O.S. Remix) [Pull The Strings]
  46. Transa – Enervate [Perfecto]
  47. Incisions – Beyond Motion [Vicious Circle Recordings]
  48. Junk Project – Miralaca [Boxed (3)]
  49. System F – Out Of The Blue [Avex Trax]
  50. Jam & Spoon – Follow Me! [La Musique Fait La Force]

Also, check this Spotify playlist that contains a lot of the music above: ingovogelmann.net/pastperfect

[Past Perfect] Volume 1 – A journey through the past

Before I start describing what I did here I feel the need to thank a few people that — in one way or another — accompanied me on my journey of the past 25 years, be it just as a producer, DJ, friend, influencer, collaborator, promoter, partner or mentor. In no particular order:

  • Marc Mitchell & Stuart King (Sunday Club)
  • Robert Babicz
  • Oskar Mitrowski (with whom I produced the first tracks)
  • Ramon Zenker (legendary producer behind almost all of the dance music hits of the 90’s and beyond) & wife Selda Zenker
  • Olaf Dieckmann (Wippenberg)
  • Orhan Terzi (DJ Quicksilver)
  • Jens Lissat
  • The Polish crew of 1996 (you know who you are)
  • All L2 Music artists
  • Dave Seaman
  • Luigi Paglialunga
  • Gianni Di Muro
  • Brent Lawson (Pro B Tech Music)
  • Mitch Alexander (Release Promo)
  • Josh Abrams
  • Erik Ludwig (TRIBEHOUSE)
  • Sarah Bremner
  • Alejandro Coloma (Stylecharts)
  • Barry & Sara Whittaker-Gilbey (Mara)
  • Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia (Deep Dish)
  • Andry Nalin
  • Sasha
  • John Digweed
  • Nick Warren
  • Eddie Babbage
  • Sam Gracie
  • Ludger Aretz

So what is that?

Anyone born in the early ’70’s ​​(or earlier) has experienced this era when House and Techno established themselves on the worldwide charts and became one of the biggest and most successful music movements in history. Computer technology and synthesizers made it possible to create a hitherto unknown music, which at the time was still pressed onto records (or acetate), so that you could mix this music as a DJ in clubs, at a time when the CD was the most important musical medium of the time.

I have fully experienced this time, both as a clubber and as a DJ. For me, this incredible and crazy journey started in 1992, and shortly afterwards I also put on the first records myself. Now more 25 years have passed — a quarter of a century — and for me the music of that time has not lost its strength at all. Of course, many memories are linked to it, some of which I think back with sparkling eyes. We were young, we were free (at least we had that impression), and the drugs were excellent, I’ve been told…*

*I do not want to promote drug use. Please handle drugs carefully! Best not to start it. But if, then be careful.

I have been able to make countless friendships in the scene over the last 25 years, and I know some of my closest friends from that time. My own career as a musician grew out of the tender beginnings of this music. I grew up with rock music and always wanted to be a rock star before, suddenly I discovered a completely new music that I initially did not like. Electronically produced music was not my thing, I only liked handmade music, that was the “real deal” for me. But it didn’t take long before this music cast a spell over me.

What did I do here?

In the last few months, I have picked out records that I consider the most important and best of that time. Here and there I had to ask friends if they could provide me with digital recordings from vinyl, because I did not own much of the material myself anymore. After I had everything digitally available, I carefully (re)mastered each track, always staying close to the original, I didn’t want destroy that special “feeling” of that time. Not that it’s much important to you, probably, but I also pitch-corrected tracks that were slightly “off key”, partly because of unstable vinyl recordings or issues with the production itself. Back then not everything was 100%, especially not when producers used analog synths.

After improving the music, I made a DJ mix out of it in my studio. And the result is now available to you, as a lossless FLAC file. You have never heard that music in a better sound quality!

That’s why I call this mix series “Past Perfect”, because that’s what it is for me. Talking about “series”… this is the first installment. I have hundreds of more material from back then, so stay tuned for more.

Tracklisting

  1. Junk Project – Composure [Universal Prime Breaks]
  2. Mara – Coming Down [Choo Choo Records]
  3. Schiller – Ruhe (Humate Remix) [Zeitgeist]
  4. Fingerfest Inc – Autoporno [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
  5. Brother Brown – Slap Me Some Skin [Yoshitoshi Recordings]
  6. Hardfloor – Acperience 1 [Harthouse Germany]
  7. Lowriders – Part 1 / Beat Rising [OneStar Recordings]
  8. Ramirez – ¡Hablando! [DFC]
  9. David Alvarado – Blue [Strive]
  10. Microwave Prince – Cyclic Evolution [Le Petit Prince]
  11. Robert Armani – Circus Bells (Hardfloor Remix) [Djax-Up-Beats]
  12. Van Bellen – Let Me Take You (On A Journey) [Suck Me Plasma]
  13. Luzon – The Baguio Track (Bedrock Mix) [Renaissance]
  14. Doi-Oing – Blue (Airport EP Mix) [Northern Exposure Recordings]
  15. Journey – Don’t Stop Believing (Sunday Club Unofficial Remix) [CBS]
  16. Halo Varga – Future! [Hooj Choons]
  17. Three Drives – Greece 2000 [ZYX Music]
  18. M. Accorsi & J. Bassetti – Until The End [EQ [Grey]]
  19. Desert – Moods [Stress Records]
  20. K-Lab – In The Lab [Undiscovered]
  21. Visions – Coming Home (Sunday Club Remix) [Stress Records]
  22. Tekara Feat. Lucy Cotter – Breathe In You (Tekara’s M&M Dub) [Black Hole Recordings]
  23. Jam & Spoon – Odyssey To Anyoona [JAM!]
  24. IiO – Rapture (Deep Dish Space Remix) [Made Records]
  25. Medway – Release (Lexicon Avenue Remix) [Hooj Choons]
  26. Jimpy – Talkin’ (Tarrentella Vs. Redanka Remix) [Star 69 Records]
  27. Brothers Love Dubs – 1-800-Ming [Kismet Records]
  28. Energy 52 – Café Del Mar (Three’n One Remix) [Edelpitch]
  29. Cevin Fisher – Music Saved My Life (Pete Heller’s Groove Jet Moment Mix) [Maxi Records]
  30. Regal – Acid Is The Answer [Involve Records]
  31. Miro – The One I Run To [Global Underground]
  32. Weekend World – The Word [Boxed]
  33. Tilt – Seduction Of Orpheus (Tarrantella Vs Redanka Remix) [Hooj Choons]
  34. G-Pal Presents Ghos – I Can See The Lights [Klik Records Swift Records]
  35. Stephane K – Numb (Meat Katie Remix) [Global Underground]
  36. Emmanuel Top – Turkish Bazar (Original Club Mix) [Kosmo Records]
  37. Hydrogen Rockers Feat. Mayte – Musica (Hydrogen Dub) [House Tempo]
  38. Desert – Feelings Run So Deep [Stress Records]
  39. Sasha – Xpander [Deconstruction]
  40. MRE – The Deep Edge [Hooj Choons]
  41. New Order – Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix) [London Records 90]
  42. Seal – I’m Alive (BT & Sasha Mix) [Warner Bros. Records]
  43. Sunday Club – Healing Dream [Stress Records]
  44. Art Of Trance – Monsoon [Platipus]
  45. Sultan, Stephanie Vezina – Nightvisions (Feat. Stephanie Vezina) [Global Underground]
  46. Jimmy Van M – Sanctuary (Jimmy Van M At Sanctuary Mix) [Bedrock Records]
  47. Ian Wilkie – Guten Morgen (Vocal) [Hope Recordings]

Also, check this Spotify playlist that contains a lot of the music above: ingovogelmann.net/pastperfect

A Little Personal Update

It may be time to catch up on a few things…

I decided to stop broadcasting my shows on radio stations. The time commitments limit me too much in my personal freedom, and the unreliability of the stations annoys me too much.

I will record LIGHTWORKS and TIME OUT sets (and other specials) whenever I feel like it and my time permits. I will then, as always, offer those for free download on Soundcloud.

As a touring DJ, I am not very active, but still accept “good” booking requests. That means you can still book me, but I’m not running after any gig. Honestly, I’m just picking out the sweetest fruits. I’m tired of lying and cheating promoters and bad marketing because someone does not understand this job.

Please do not get me wrong … I’m not one of those who announce big on social media that they’re giving up the DJ job. Once a DJ, always a DJ. And also: never say never. I love DJing and I love to play for an audience that understands and loves what I do.

Mark my words: that will never end, until my last breath.

But I do not feel like having to get upset about people in this business anymore. I am too old for such nonsense, and too young not to enjoy certain things in a different and better way.

The music business has given me a lot and taken a lot. I have never taken the easy route and I have renounced or thrown away money because I am (still) an idealist. But I have not always kept up well with my energies, have had too much patience with assholes and bunglers. Too often people have taken advantage of the benefits associated with me without even considering giving anything back. I have always put too much faith in the wrong people, that’s been one of my life-long weaknesses.

All that has come to an end.

I will stay with you forever as a musician, composer, producer, storyteller, part-time idiot, puppet master, occasional DJ, show host and smartass. Promised.

On Instagram you can have a peek into what adventures are taking place in my life. I still have endless energy, plans and dreams. Nothing (except perhaps death) will keep me from realizing my ideas. No matter what obstacles have stood in my way: I have the partner by my side whom I always wanted to have, I live where I always wanted to live, and in the future I will only do what I really want to do. Nothing and no one will stop me. Well, maybe here and there, for a moment… but in the end I always reach my goals. Because I know who I am and who I’m not, thus I have plenty of substance to believe in myself.

 

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Life is too short for too many bad decisions. You fall, get up again, shake off the dirt and keep going without repeating the same mistakes. That’s my credo.

Good evening, good night, good morning and good day to you all. Oh … and Happy Easter.

NAVIGATOR (6 Hour DJ Mix)

Listen and download here for free!

Dear friends,

this is something I wanted to do for a looong time, digging up rare, eclectic and often unnoticed gems of Electronica, Slow Rave and Deep House, some with soulful ethnic vibes, and create a DJ mix of it. It’s been a long process to collect and select, so there’s really a lot of work in this.

This is a completely free and uncommercial work for you to enjoy, but I want to ask you to support the artists involved, so please, check the tracklist and buy one or the other track (if you find it!). This is extremely well produced music of the highest quality and the people behind deserve more than just attention or listening to it. Go follow them on social media, Spotify, Soundcloud and whatnot, and again: please, buy some their stuff if you like it.

This is a 6 hour journey which I recommend to approach very open-minded and with attention. As mentioned, this is fantastic music. I call this “Navigator” because the purpose of it is to navigate you through an entire universe of vibes and sounds by artists from very different places. I think, despite the differences, it’s a very homogenic piece that can be considered as one.

The duration of it could navigate you through:

  • a full working day
  • a car, train, bus ride, flight or boat trip
  • a full night of love
  • a hike through breathtaking landscapes
  • a climb up a beautiful and challenging mountain
  • another kind of “trip” (be careful with drugs!)
  • a visit at your mother in law
  • an evening with friends by a cracking bonfire
  • a day on the beach
  • an afternoon in a cabin in the woods (minus the horror part)
  • lying in bed, planning how to save the world, while you watch rain drops hitting your windows

Whatever. You’ll know how to enjoy it. I hope you’re able to feel as good as I do when listening to it.

Photo by Andrew Draper: unsplash.com/photos/BZlOYIVh8Ss

Where my fans come from (2017), and how it reflects on gigs

As you might know, I do some analysis from time to time. Here’s the Top 10 of where my fans come from, and a few comments from myself to it:

1 Germany — Actually surprising.

2 Hungary — Not surprising at all, just played 5 gigs in 1 week there. Hungarians have and incredible connection to the music I love (and do).

3 United States of America — Very surprising, in a way. Getting gigs in the US is really difficult (for me). Promoters aren’t willing to take risks and pay decently. Probably the country is also just geographically too big to get folks attending a gig with a dude like me, although I had great gigs in L.A. and Philadelphia already.

4 Argentina — Comparable to the people in Hungary, just 18 hours more flight, and 1000 € more flight costs, so I get relatively many booking requests that unfortunately seldom work out. But, believe it or not, we’re working on a (realistic) mini tour right now, as we speak. If all goes well I’m touring Argentina in July 2017. 🙂

5 United Kingdom — Been booked there once in my life. But hey: also in talks for a gig in London right now as well. If all goes well: July 2017!

6 Turkey — Oh my… I receive hundreds of booking requests from Turkey every year, and it NEVER worked out. Musically Turks have the same affection for my stuff as the Hungarians and Argentinians do, but for some reason we can’t work out gigs. I don’t get it. MANY requests, no outcome. What a pity. :-/ I hope this changes ASAP.

7 Greece — See above (Turkey). Many requests, not much outcome. And boy, do I LOVE Greece! In fact, I’m planning my vacation for this year in Greece right now. Love the people, the food, the culture…. everything. And I know Greeks party hard, as if there was no tomorrow. 🙂

8 Mexico — A bit like Argentina. Far away, but people are absolutely crazy about my music. I remember having had a huge article in Mexico’s biggest newspaper back in 2003 when I released my first artist album, which was signed to EMI — a major label, imagine that! The big press was due to a Spanish journalist who spotted me because of the major label deal and interviewed me (for the German press, haha), but I was living in Spain back then. Anyway, I’d love to come to Mexico, of course. 😉

9 Bulgaria — I think it’s like Turkey, plus, I heard my fee is a general problem in Bulgaria, which — I heard as well — has the lowest average income in Europe. Pity. 🙁

10 Romania — Can’t say much about this, to be honest, just: I’d love to play in Romania! I have a good friend from Romania that happens to be a great promoter! In Malaysia, LOL. Hi Daniela! 😉

Okay guys, that’s it for now. You see, it’s not all doom and gloom. It’s not me who doesn’t wanna play in your country or so. There are mostly obstacles I can’t do much about.

If you wanna see/hear me near you, talk to a local promoter, or if you’re a promoter yourself, here’s the way to book me: buff.ly/2s1K171

Right now, we’re looking for as many shows in Argentina for July as possible. The more we get booked the more feasible it becomes for every stakeholder (costs!). Also, 1 or 2 more UK gigs in July would be great, so I don’t have to do only one London gig (although I will love doing it, of course). 😉

Thanks for the attention. <3

Live at Meshugge Bar – Duesseldorf, Germany – 1 April 2017 [FREE DOWNLOAD]