Into the summer of 2010

•May 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I’ve been slacking on the content here – I’ll use this forum in the future to update you on new music, as well as the future progress of Bikiniwax Records. Thanks for your patience!

Here is a recent remix of Balkan Beat Box, done by the funky dubsteppers from Brooklyn, Sub Swara…

Balkan Beat Box – Balkumbia (Sub Swara Remix)

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Electric Feel – 91.3FM KXCI – Tucson – tonight 8pm-10pm

•January 29, 2010 • 1 Comment

Last week was the debut of my weekly Friday night radio program, called “Electric Feel,” on 91.3 FM KXCI Tucson. You can listen live from 8pm – 10pm MST by clicking to the KXCI website.

Tonight, I’ll be mixing live for the entire program, with guest host Toby Roberts. Some of the artists that I will feature include Justice, Diplo, Sian, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Blockhead, Boys Noize, and many more. I plan to play about 40 songs during two hours. I’ll post the playlist over the weekend.

Thanks for listening.

TToTD – 20 Years – 2000 to 2009

•January 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

http://djtobyroberts.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/ttotd-20-years-2000-to-2009/

link is above to my personal blog to avoid re uploading all the songs, but please feel free to comment here or there!!

Reflecting on the decade – sounds going forward

•January 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

STS9 – Looking Back On Earth

33 Minutes @ 33 RPM – Toby Roberts mix

•December 31, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Our Really Short Attention Span Music … recorded 12/29/2009 10 pc. house & honest to goodness techno nuggets

Just enough for anyone’s lunch break.

Thanks all, please enjoy, stream, download & share!

ORSASM_TOBYROBERTS

visit http://www.djtobyroberts.com for more of the stuff

NYE 2009 – Corbin Dooley DJ set (plus a favorite song from Colin Munroe)

•December 29, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I’m DJing this Thursday December 31, 2009 for New Year’s Eve at Azul, the Westin La Paloma’s new lounge and restaurant. I’ll be playing an eclectic mix of music to bring joy to the closing of a big decade.

You know I’ll be playing this song – one of my Top Ten favorites for 2009.

Colin Munroe featuring Joell Ortiz – Piano Lessons

TTOTD – 20 Years – 1996-1999

•December 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment

so many blogs, so little time 🙂 I’mma be lazy and post the links to the actual songs this time, but I’ll have full info here for the 2000’s!

For streams of my picks for the best underground dance from 1996 & 1997:
http://djtobyroberts.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/ttotd-20-years-1996-1997/

Copy:
It’s been a busy week with finals…catching up with two years in a row & gonna keep it short but with 4 songs.

1996 – Speed garage was definitely the sound of the year…this is still the best, and I feel it holds up nicely since it’s not too gimmicky. Tori Amos “Professional Widow” (Armand Van Helden Mix) *(originally released in promo form in 1995 but it truly defined itself in ‘96).

Tori Amos Professional Widow AVH

1997 “L’année de maison française”
3 tracks stand out: Runners up -Laj & Quakerman’s deep tribal acid “Brief Encounters” on their Fiasco label & Loop Tracers’ funky & freaky french house jam “‘Talons aiguilles”

Fiasco Brief Encounter
Loop Tracers Talons aiguilles

The #1 of 1997…another french house winner: the seriously gorgeous “Faithfull” by Fantom

Fantom Faithfull

For streams of my picks for the best underground dance from 1998 & 1999:
http://djtobyroberts.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/ttotd-20-years-1998-1999/

Copy:
Gonna get through the 1990’s before the end of finals dammit!!! Currently preparing for a class presentation on the joys of Ableton Live!

To close out the 20th century I was often spinning more aggressive techno, which would last through early 2000. I’ve since modeled a lot of my current sound around a happy medium between the funkier, house songs that I have always loved and the harder drum tracks and loop based techno that I am playing around these years…I think they call this “Tech House” today :/ Labels .

1998 – Lots of filtered house going on round this year: Stardust/Thomas Bangalter was dominating dance floors and hit mainstream success…good stuff, but not my #1…I really liked some of these more obscure joints coming out. I have consistently been drawn back to a project by Tim Wright, who on his website is quoted as “one of the most influential, under-recognized forces of innovation in the European experimental electronic music scene”. These tracks, “Tube Jerk” and Stretcher”, are off his first record under his TUBE JERK alias. both are solid & it’s officially the #1 release of 1998:

TUBE JERK STRETCHER
TUBE JERK TUBE JERK

1999 – First picked up a Circulation (Matt Jackson & Paul Davis) record…their color based releases are still some of the best house ever (see vvv last vvv post), and a perfect example of the driving, moving & involving house I like best…This isn’t even my favorite Circulation (fyi it’s either Cyan, the affecting piano house gem released on the first “Colours” compilation or the epic double pressed/single sided LIMITED #6 e.p.). But it was my first and therefore it is #1.

CIRCULATION SCARLET