Every mix comes together differently. Indie Summer Boogie organically came to life as a continuation of the Sunday Vibes mix I dropped last month. On that one I left off in the 98 BPM boogie world after climbing from 74 BPM over the course of an hour. I figured it’d be a good point to cut because a new groove was starting to form, and I wanted a separate canvas to let it all marinate. Less two days after recording Sunday Vibes, I did Indie Summer in one take. I had an hour free before heading to a gig and the turntables were ready, so I hit record. After about 30 listens, I still really like what I’m hearing, so that means I should probably put it out.
To have a sustainable career as a working DJ I need to stay on top of a lot of different formats. My favorite style is what you hear on this mix. It’s my interpretation of new meeting old. With the vastness of the internet, there are no shortage of remixes that’ll freshen up a classic and make it workable in unlikely spots. There are also remixes of new tracks that’ll totally soften that predictable pop sensibility and make it feel “cool” again.
All of this goodness loosely fits in the category of nu-disco or indie dance, I’m told. The best part is that it brings a seemingly endless amount of genres under one umbrella. It makes it a lot easier to go from Biggie to Moby in one move without totally changing the vibe. Or Chromeo to the Rolling Stones.
The full tracklist is below. I want to give a huge shoutout to all of the amazing remixers and editors. Without you my sets wouldn’t be nearly as interesting. You all are inspiring me to get working on my own edits, too.
“Ready Or Not!/I’ve Got 5 On It” (Casual Connection Mash Up) – The Fugees
“Stayin Alive” (Papa Skunk Remix) – Bee Gees
“Wild Thoughts” (Bee’s Knees Remix) – DJ Khaled ft Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
“Sorry” (Soulboss Soulbounce Remix) – Justin Bieber
“Sexual Healing” (Kygo Remix) – Marvin Gaye
“99 Red Balloons” (Nena Cover) – Oliver Nelson & Tobtok ft River
“Sprawl II” (Soulwax Remix – VM EDIT) – Arcade Fire
“Electrify” – Oliver
“Natural Blues” (The Niceguys Remix) – Moby
“Sky’s The Limit” (Rad Stereo Remix) – Notorious BIG
“Just The Two Of Us” (Artiq Remix) – Bill Withers
“My Cherie Amour” (Doc Adam Dub Blend) – Stevie Wonder & The Harry J Allstars
“Dang!” (AZ DJ Melo Short Edit) – Mac Miller Ft. Anderson Paak
“Juice” – Chromeo
“Miss You” (Dr Dre Remix) – The Rolling Stones
“Midnight City” (GRIZART DRUM REFIX) – M83
“Psychic City” (Classixx Remix) – Yacht
“Hold You Tight” (Fitz Lauder Rework) – Tara Kemp
“Weak” (Dennis Blaze 4AM Remix) – S.W.V.
“Pleasure Principle” (Classixx Recovery Mix) – Janet Jackson
“Careless Whisper” (DJ Pantelis Soulful Mix) – George Michael
“Smooth Operator” – Sade
“Dreams” (Gigamesh Edit) – Fleetwood Mac
“Need U” (Skream RMX/SINcere Re-Edit) – Duke Dumont
“Sweet Dreams” (Jeyone Dreamin’ Edit) – Eurythmics
“Just Can’t Get Enough” – Depeche Mode
“Good Time” – Brazilian Girls