vrijdag 22 juni 2012

Weekender Cloudcast

ever80s Soul Weekender is a collection of soul, funk, and disco classics, mostly from the early 1980s. Over an hour of memories at 116 BPM. Recorded live from CD in one take.


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Evelyn King - Love come down [bmg, 1982]
02 | 0:06:08 | James Ingram with Michael McDonald - Yah mo b there [wea, 1983]
03 | 0:10:18 | Change - The glow of love [wea, 1980]
04 | 0:16:00 | D Train - You're the one for me [prelude, 1981]
05 | 0:20:01 | Jermaine Jackson - Serious [motown, 1980]
06 | 0:23:03 | Zapp - Do you really want an answer [wea, 1982]
07 | 0:28:54 | D Train - Music part 1 [prelude, 1983]
08 | 0:33:29 | Tom Browne - Funkin' for Jamaica [arista, 1980]
09 | 0:37:47 | Cheryl Lynn - Got to be real [sony, 1978]
10 | 0:41:20 | The Whispers - It's a love thing [solar, 1980]
11 | 0:44:44 | Stacy Lattisaw - Jump to my beat [wea, 1980]
12 | 0:48:14 | Patrice Rushen - Forget me nots [wea, 1982]
13 | 0:52:06 | Shalamar - A night to remember [solar, 1986]
14 | 0:55:54 | Central Line - Walking into sunshine [mercury, 1981]
15 | 0:59:39 | The Whispers - And the beat goes on [solar, 1979]
16 | 1:03:24 | Oliver Cheatham - Get down Saturday night [mca, 1983]
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vrijdag 15 juni 2012

Attica Deep 4

An hour of deep sounds mixed live from CD in one take.


Full tracklisting:
01 | 00:00 | Bugge Wesseltoft - Existence [jazzland]
02 | 05:02 | Gold Panda - An iceberg hurled northward through clouds [k7]
03 | 09:47 | Moonbeam - Ghost [moonbeam]
04 | 15:15 | Octave One - Daystar rising (Aril Brikha remix) [430 west]
05 | 20:37 | Oliver Schories - Amsterdam [parquet]
06 | 25:56 | Moonbeam - Disappearance [moonbeam]
07 | 31:22 | Oliver Schories - Coffee break [parquet]
08 | 36:01 | Eric Prydz - Beyond 8 [virgin]
09 | 41:45 | Manuel Tur - Feel [freerange]
10 | 46:52 | Manuel Tur - Most of this moment (Tuff City Kids remix) [freerange]
11 | 52:53 | Jody Wisternoff - 95 [anjunadeep]
12 | 58:35 | Sil - Windows (Terry Lee Brown Jr.'s double glazed dub) [hooj choons]
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maandag 4 juni 2012

Trancemeister cloudcast

Almost 2 hours of vocal (hard) trance from the start of this century created or remixed by German producers. Mixed live from CD in one take. Picture by Yives


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Andain - Summer calling (Tomcraft remix) [kosmo]
02 | 0:06:24 | Ursula's World - I will be with you (John Johnson remix) [red parrot]
03 | 0:12:27 | Lasgo - Something (Mirco de Govia remix) [emi]
04 | 0:18:39 | DJ Tiësto - Urban train (Wippenberg remix) [black hole]
05 | 0:24:37 | CJ Stone - Into the sea [kontor]
06 | 0:30:55 | Ferry Corsten - It's time (Kai Tracid remix) [purple eye]
07 | 0:36:12 | Terra W.A.N. - Who's gonna ease the pressure (Dumonde mix) [x-it]
08 | 0:42:13 | Talla 2XLC - Come with me (Airfire remix) [wea]
09 | 0:47:46 | Angelic - Can't keep me silent (Dumonde mix) [universal]
10 | 0:54:25 | Dumonde vs Lange - Memory (Lange mix) [universal]
11 | 1:01:09 | Madelyne - Beautiful child (Hiver & Hammer remix) [liquid]
12 | 1:07:43 | 4 Strings - Diving (Cosmic Gate vocal mix) [liquid]
13 | 1:13:13 | Gouryella - Ligaya (Green Court remix) [purple eye]
14 | 1:19:55 | DJ Tiësto - Urban train (Cosmic Gate remix) [black hole]
15 | 1:26:17 | Sweep - Running up that hill (Dumonde mix) [universal]
16 | 1:32:46 | Fragma - Everytime you need me (Dumonde remix) [orbit]
17 | 1:39:12 | Signum - What ya got 4 me (DJ Mellow-D remix) [netrecord-z]
18 | 1:45:09 | Snap! - Rhythm is a dancer (X900 remix) [digidance]
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woensdag 30 mei 2012

CheeseCast

I can appreciate cheese every now and then, also when it comes to music. CheeseCast contains 16 trance tracks, mostly from the early 2000s. Yes, they're sort of cheesy. So if you're in the mood for that, have a listen and let me know if it was tasty!


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Dance Nation - Dance! (Magik Muzik remix) [zomba, 2002]
02 | 0:06:14 | David Forbes - Questions must be asked (Magica mix) [digidance, 2001]
03 | 0:11:58 | Comanova - Wishful thinking [purple eye, 2001]
04 | 0:17:49 | 4 Strings - Let it rain (Driftwood remix) [liquid, 2003]
05 | 0:24:01 | Fragma - Say that you're here (Duderstadt remix) [edel, 2001]
06 | 0:28:53 | 4 Strings - Take me away (Into the night) (Gabriel & Dresden remix) [ultra, 2002]
07 | 0:34:30 | DJ Sammy - Sunlight (Minimalistix remix) [digidance, 2002]
08 | 0:40:11 | Aquagen & Rozalla - Everybody's free (Dance Nation remix) [dos or die, 2002]
09 | 0:45:53 | Kosmonova - Danse avec moi! (Airscape remix) [dos or die, 2000]
10 | 0:51:54 | Calanit - Sculptured (Airbase extended club mix) [couture, 2005]
11 | 0:56:43 | Minimalistix - Close cover (FTW remix) [cnr, 2002]
12 | 1:00:25 | Dance Nation - Sunshine (Bradski & Jenski remix) [zomba, 2001]
13 | 1:06:11 | DJ Sammy & Yanou - Heaven (Anastasia remix) [digidance, 2001]
14 | 1:13:42 | Mauro Picotto - Iguana (Blank & Jones remix) [polydor zeitgeist, 1999]
15 | 1:19:53 | Ian van Dahl - Will I? (Voodoo & Serano remix) [a&s, 2001]
16 | 1:25:44 | Atlantis Ita - See you in the next life (DJ Scot Project remix) [intercord, 1999]
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zaterdag 19 mei 2012

Best of CJ Bolland Cloudcast

Christian Jay Bolland was practically raised in a night club. His parents ran one in Antwerp. Inspired by the synthesizer music of the 80s, he began producing his own electronic music as a teenager.

I've been a fan of Bolland since the early 1990s. I love the way he combines tough techno rhythms and banging breakbeats with beautiful melodies.

This mix features 18 of his best productions spanning as many years (1991-2009). I have included all versions I know of CJ's "Highlander" tribute.

This set was mixed live from CD in one take and edited slightly afterwards using SoundForge software. Picture taken from cjbolland.com


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | C.J. Bolland - Neural paradox [r&s, 1995]
02 | 0:09:15 | C.J. Bolland - Pendulum [r&s, 1992]
03 | 0:15:13 | C.J. Bolland - Angel's knight [wikkid, 2009]
04 | 0:20:16 | Ravesignal III - Horsepower (Remix) [r&s, 1991]
05 | 0:24:52 | B.B.E. - Flash (C.J. Bolland mix) [motor, 1997]
06 | 0:29:48 | C.J. Bolland - Camargue (Original) [r&s, 1992]
07 | 0:35:32 | C.J. Bolland - The tower of Naphtali [r&s, 1995]
08 | 0:42:25 | Orbital - Lush 3-5 (C.J. Bolland) [ffrr, 1993]
09 | 0:48:37 | C.J. Bolland - Mantra [r&s, 1992]
10 | 0:53:13 | C.J. Bolland - Con spirito [r&s, 1995]
11 | 0:59:45 | C.J. Bolland - New psychia [wikkid, 2009]
12 | 1:03:25 | The Prodigy - No good (C.J. Bolland's museum mix) [xl, 1994]
13 | 1:07:40 | C.J. Bolland & Ramon Tapia - Ramslapper [wikkid, 2009]
14 | 1:12:22 | C.J. Bolland - There can be only one (12" mix) [internal, 1995]
15 | 1:17:24 | Utah Saints - Highlander (C.J. Bolland remix) [ffrr, 1994]
16 | 1:22:52 | C.J. Bolland - There can be only one (Album mix) [ffrr, 1996]
17 | 1:26:23 | C.J. Bolland - Camargue (Beyond the mind's eye mix) [r&s, 1992]
18 | 1:31:58 | C.J. Bolland - Desolate 1 [london, 1999]
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zondag 13 mei 2012

#IAK12 Storified

woensdag 2 mei 2012

Rollo Mix

Rollo Rotation features 26 productions by Roland Armstrong a.k.a. Rollo. This two-hour set contains my favourite Rollo tunes 1992 through 2010. Mixed live from CD in one take.

Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Gloworm - I lift my cup (State of grace mix) [pulse-8, 1992]
02 | 0:03:17 | Felix - Don't you want me (Fierce mix) [deconstruction, 1992]
03 | 0:07:40 | The O.T. Quartet - Hold that sucker down (Brutal mix) [cheeky, 1994]
04 | 0:12:03 | Mr. V - Give me life (If you can't dance to this... I give up mix) [cheeky, 1994]
05 | 0:16:55 | Absolutely Fabulous - Absolutely fabulous (Our Tribe tongue-in-cheek mix) [spaghetti, 1994]
06 | 0:22:38 | 3rd Nation - I believe (Our Tribe radio edit) [btb, 1994]
07 | 0:26:03 | Kristine W - Feel what you want (Our Tribe vocal edit) [champion, 1994]
08 | 0:29:37 | Faithless - Salva mea (C.E.C. edit) [cheeky, 1995]
09 | 0:34:10 | Livin' Joy - Dreamer (Rollo's big mix) [mca, 1995]
10 | 0:37:41 | Simply Red - Fairground (Rollo & Sister Bliss remix) [warner, 1995]
11 | 0:43:21 | Faithless - Insomnia (Moody mix) [cheeky, 1995]
12 | 0:48:17 | Snap! - Rhythm is a dancer (Rollo & Sister Bliss radio edit) [anzilotti & münzig, 1996]
13 | 0:51:15 | Faithless - Don't leave (Euphoric radio) [cheeky, 1997]
14 | 0:55:09 | Huff & Herb - Feeling good (Radio edit) [planet 3, 1997]
15 | 0:58:19 | Moby - Honey (Rollo & Sister Bliss blunt edit) [mute, 1998]
16 | 1:01:54 | Faithless - Bring my family back (Rollo & Sister Bliss monster mix) [cheeky, 1998]
17 | 1:06:39 | Faithless - God is a DJ (Monster mix) [cheeky, 1998]
18 | 1:12:21 | Skunk Anansie - You'll follow me down (Rollo & Sister Bliss mix) [virgin, 1999]
19 | 1:16:22 | Sister Bliss - Sister sister (Original club mix) [multiply, 2000]
20 | 1:23:31 | Dusted - Always remember to respect and honour your mother part one (Euphoric edit) [go beat, 2000]
21 | 1:27:25 | Sister Bliss & John Martyn - Deliver me (X-Press 2 main mix) [multiply, 2001]
22 | 1:33:35 | Faithless - We come 1 (Radio edit) [cheeky, 2001]
23 | 1:37:17 | Faithless - Tarantula (Radio edit) [cheeky, 2001]
24 | 1:40:20 | Dido - Hunter (Rollo & Sister Bliss remix) [bmg, 2001]
25 | 1:46:39 | Faithless - I want more (Main mix) [cheeky, 2004]
26 | 1:52:31 | Faithless - Not going home (Rollo & Sister Bliss monster acid club mix) [nates tunes, 2010]
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vrijdag 20 april 2012

Storify ContentCafé #3

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zondag 15 april 2012

New cloudcast "Piano Central"

Piano Central is a mixtape of over 2 hours containing classic vocal house from the 1990s with a prominent piano. Happy and nostalgic vibes! Created live from CD in one take using Pioneer CDJ equipment.


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Bob Marley - What goes around comes around (Alex Natale remix) [anansi, 1996]
02 | 0:05:38 | Snap! - Mary had a little boy (David Morales 12" mix) [bmg ariola, 1990]
03 | 0:10:37 | Bobby Brown - Two can play that game (K Klassic mix) [mca, 1994]
04 | 0:15:50 | Shawn Christopher - Another sleepless night (David Morales classic mix) [bmg eurodisc, 1991]
05 | 0:21:07 | 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Turn da music up (Milano radio mix) [bounce, 1991]
06 | 0:25:45 | Tyree - Turn up the bass (Turn up the clubmix) [sony, 1999]
07 | 0:31:04 | Shades Of Rhythm - Sound of Eden (X-Press 2's vocal mix) [ztt, 1993]
08 | 0:36:18 | Semper - Forever (TJ Cases UK mix) [diverse, 1994]
09 | 0:39:53 | Nomad - Something special (Joey Negro mix) [rumour, 1991]
10 | 0:46:43 | The Reese Project - Direct me (Joey Negro mix) [kms, 1993]
11 | 0:53:01 | Todd Terry Project - Weekend (Greed remix) [ore, 1995]
12 | 0:58:57 | Bobby Brown - My prerogative (Joe T. Vannelli light mix) [mca, 1995]
13 | 1:06:09 | Double Dee - Found love (Strike's resurrection) [irma, 1995]
14 | 1:13:22 | Heavy D & The Boyz - This is your night (BBG's big boss groove) [mca, 1994]
15 | 1:16:35 | Mark Morrison - Return of the mack (Joe T. Vannelli light radio edit) [warner, 1996]
16 | 1:19:40 | Felix - It will make me crazy (Felix's piano mix) [deconstruction, 1992]
17 | 1:23:51 | Gat Decor - Passion (Do you want it right now edit) [way of life, 1996]
18 | 1:28:02 | Chris & James - Club for life [stress, 1997]
19 | 1:32:10 | Judy Cheeks - So in love (The real deal) (Sasha's qat mix) [emi, 1993]
20 | 1:38:06 | Rollo Goes Mystic - Love love love here I come (Wicked mix) [cheeky, 1995]
21 | 1:44:48 | M People - How can I love you more (Sasha's master mix) [deconstruction, 1992]
22 | 1:50:58 | Opus III - Hand in hand (Looking for sweet inspiration) (Perfecto mix) [pwl, 1994]
23 | 1:56:13 | Lick - Got to move your body (Club mix) [flex, 1994]
24 | 2:01:11 | Fargetta - My first love (My first mix) [synthetic, 1993]
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woensdag 11 april 2012

Defining Content Strategy #1

"Content strategy isn't really a discipline but a defined approach to handling an organization's content consistently across departments and channels. It can only be effective if it becomes ubiquitous to the processes and procedures that already exist within business - communications, public relations, customer service, marketing, graphic design, IT, etc. While the defined strategy may be about content, the tactics by which we achieve our content goals are really about people. Who are we publishing content for? How will they interact with the content we present? How do they define relevancy? What is meaningful and engaging to them?"
Kristina Mausser at Follow the UX Leader
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vrijdag 6 april 2012

Paar aardige quotes tijdens An Event Apart

dinsdag 3 april 2012

New cloudcast called Hoekig

Hoekig is a blend of house, breaks, electro, and bass music. Give it a listen to hear what I mean by 'hoekig' ;) 73 minutes of EDM mixed live from CD in one take.



Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Sole Fusion - Bass tone [bbe]
02 | 0:06:43 | Chocolate Puma - Tonco tone [defected]
03 | 0:11:32 | Gypsymen - Babarabatiri (Tee's latin mix) [sony]
04 | 0:17:58 | Modjo - What I mean (Mood II Swing vocal dub remix) [modjo]
05 | 0:22:39 | DJ Tarkan & Soul Tan - Deep dive in Istanbul (Yvel & Tristan remix) [no smoking]
06 | 0:28:05 | Lustral - Deepest darkest secrets (Martin H minimal) [baroque]
07 | 0:33:17 | George Cochrane - My synthesizer won't behave (The Fingermonsters mix) [monsta]
08 | 0:37:29 | Basement Jaxx - Hush boy (Les Visiteurs remix) [xl]
09 | 0:42:42 | Nacka Boys - Our toys [captured]
10 | 0:47:03 | Benga & Coki - Night [tempa]
11 | 0:49:02 | Hint & Zed Bias - Lock the door [tru thoughts]
12 | 0:53:43 | Hybrid - Higher than a skyscraper (Boy 8-Bit remix) [distinctive]
13 | 0:57:03 | Azzido Da Bass - Dooms night (Stanton Warriors main mix) [edel]
14 | 1:01:58 | Noisia - Split the atom [vision]
15 | 1:06:55 | Madonna - Miles away (Rebirth remix) [warner]
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woensdag 28 maart 2012

New drum & bass mix

Drum & Bas(s) 5 features an hour of drum & bass, from atmospheric to melancholic to downright euphoric - I cover the moods in 60 minutes. The glue that holds it all together: breakbeats at 172 BPM. Selected tracks from 1996 till now. Mixed live from CD in one take.



Full tracklisting:
01 | 00:00 | Doc Scott - Tokyo dawn [good looking]
02 | 07:05 | Four Ears - Waves of woolf (Fauna Flash mix) [compost]
03 | 12:20 | Fanu - The circle of sycamore trees [warm]
04 | 19:11 | Matrix & Futurebound - American beauty VIP [viper]
05 | 24:24 | Camo & Krooked - Afterlife (BCee remix) [hospital]
06 | 28:09 | Brookes Brothers - Snowman [breakbeat kaoz]
07 | 33:17 | High Contrast - The persistence of memory [hospital]
08 | 38:41 | Danny Byrd - Quantum leap [hospital]
09 | 43:09 | Camo & Krooked - All fall down (Fred V & Grafix remix) [hospital]
10 | 47:38 | Brookes Brothers - Not just yet [breakbeat kaoz]
11 | 52:53 | Rusko - Everyday (Netsky remix) [mad decent]
12 | 56:37 | Shades Of Rhythm - Sweet sensation (Baxta remix) [cheap thrills]
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zondag 11 maart 2012

New cloudcast EverClectic 6

A mixtape put together on a late Saturday night. An eclectic collection of electronic music, older and brand new. Recorded live from CD in one take, edited slightly using SoundForge software.


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Noisia - Headknot [vision]
02 | 0:01:31 | The Sect - The space between [subsistenz]
03 | 0:06:20 | Lamb - Gold (Autechre mix) [universal]
04 | 0:13:46 | Scuba - Dsy chn [hot flush]
05 | 0:18:22 | Telex - En route vers des nouvelles aventures (I:Cube mix) [ssr]
06 | 0:24:48 | Scuba - Ignition key [hot flush]
07 | 0:29:56 | Subsonic Park - X-ident [elektrolux]
08 | 0:36:09 | The Black Dog - Eden 353 [soma]
09 | 0:39:47 | Bonobo - Prelude (Lapalux's finger on the tape remix) [ninja tune]
10 | 0:43:26 | Simple - Long distance rubdown [subdepth]
11 | 0:47:40 | Bonobo - Eyesdown (ARP 101 remix) [ninja tune]
12 | 0:51:13 | Lostlojic - Last goodbye (Vandera remix) [subdepth]
13 | 0:57:38 | Deep Cover - Sounds of Eden (Young Offendaz mix) [attitude]
14 | 1:02:29 | Dom Hz - Everyday dreamer [subdepth]
15 | 1:06:36 | Scuba - Cognitive dissonance [hot flush]
16 | 1:10:14 | The Streets - Has it come to this? (High Contrast remix) [hospital]
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donderdag 16 februari 2012

New cloudcast Very Ferry Part 2

Ferry Corsten fan mix, part 2 of 2 (approx. 1h30m). My personal selection of remixes by Ferry (1997-2007). Mixed live from CD in one take. Ferry's website: ferrycorsten.com


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Chestnut - Pot of gold (Ferry Corsten remix) [natural, 1997]
02 | 0:05:56 | Trance Induction - Extra terrestrial welcome song (Ferry Corsten remix) [wea, 1999]
03 | 0:10:31 | Lovechild - Libertà (Moonman remix) [purple eye, 1999]
04 | 0:16:10 | Luis Paris - Incantation (Ferry Corsten & Robert Smit remix) [tsunami, 2000]
05 | 0:22:28 | Aven - All I wanna do (Ferry Corsten remix) [purple eye, 2004]
06 | 0:30:32 | Marco Borsato - De bestemming (Ferry Corsten remix) [step, 2005]
07 | 0:34:43 | William Orbit - Barber's adagio for strings (Ferry Corsten remix) [warner, 1999]
08 | 0:40:15 | Faithless & Boy George - Why go? (Ferry Corsten radio edit) [cheeky, 1999]
09 | 0:43:45 | Binary Finary - 1999 (Gouryella remix) [emi, 1999]
10 | 0:50:10 | Cascade - Transcend (Moonman's trancentral remix) [bellboy, 1999]
11 | 0:56:50 | The Generator - Where are you now? (Moonman edit) [tidy trax, 1999]
12 | 0:59:59 | Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's song (Ferry Corsten 12" remix) [metropolis, 2000]
13 | 1:06:53 | Rank 1 - Awakening (Ferry Corsten remix) [id&t, 2002]
14 | 1:13:08 | Kosheen - Catch (Ferry Corsten vocal remix) [bmg, 2001]
15 | 1:19:33 | Mind One - Hurt of intention (Ferry fix) [flashover, 2007]
16 | 1:25:51 | Kai Tracid - Conscious (Ferry Corsten remix) [urban, 2004]

You may also enjoy Very Ferry Part 1
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maandag 13 februari 2012

New cloudcast Very Ferry Part 1

Ferry Corsten fan mix, part 1 of 2 (approx. 1h30m). My personal selection of Ferry productions (1997-2009, more or less in chronological order). Some tracks are remixes by friends of his. Mixed live from CD in one take. Ferry's website: ferrycorsten.com


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Pulp Victim - Dreams last for long (Even after you're gone) (Radio edit) [jive, 1997]
02 | 0:03:20 | Discodroids - Energy (Single edit) [tremolo, 1998]
03 | 0:06:58 | Gouryella - Gouryella (Armix) [tsunami, 1999]
04 | 0:13:37 | Moonman - Galaxia (SolarStone remix) [heat, 2000]
05 | 0:21:00 | Albion - Air (Ferry Corsten's open air remix) [platipus, 2000]
06 | 0:26:28 | Vimana - Dreamtime [black hole, 1999]
07 | 0:30:31 | System F - Cry (DJ Shah & Pedro del Mar remix) [purple eye, 2005]
08 | 0:38:07 | System F & Marc Almond - Soul on soul (The Hacker remix) [sony, 2001]
09 | 0:42:35 | Ferry Corsten - Punk (Kid Vicious remix) [purple eye, 2002]
10 | 0:48:15 | Ferry Corsten - It's time (Extended vocal mix) [purple eye, 2003]
11 | 0:52:56 | Ayu - Connected (Long instrumental) [drizzly, 2003]
12 | 0:57:13 | Ferry Corsten - Sublime [purple eye, 2003]
13 | 1:02:26 | Ferry Corsten - Sweet sorrow (Thrillseekers remix) [tsunami, 2004]
14 | 1:08:09 | Ferry Corsten - Star traveller (Hydroid vs Zehavi & Rand remix) [tsunami, 2005]
15 | 1:14:27 | Ferry Corsten - Fire (Flashover remix) [flashover, 2005]
16 | 1:20:52 | Ferry Corsten - Watch out [flashover, 2006]
17 | 1:23:26 | Ferry Corsten - Radio crash (Muzikjunki remix) [flashover, 2008]
18 | 1:28:18 | Ferry Corsten - Radio crash (Ummet Ozcan remix) [flashover, 2009]
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vrijdag 3 februari 2012

7 tips voor een betere informatievoorziening aan treinreizigers

Na een reis van 3,5 uur (i.p.v. 40 minuten) moet ik even wat stoom afblazen. Op persoonlijke titel uiteraard. Met name over de informatievoorziening aan de reiziger. Omdat ik wil eindigen met een positieve noot volgen na mijn verhaal 7 gratis communicatieve tips voor de NS.

Om 13:30 ontving ik -omdat ik me daarvoor heb opgegeven- een sms van de Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Vandaag, 3 februari, doet NS aanpassingen in de dienstregeling vanwege het winterweer. Kijk op ns.nl wat dit voor uw reis betekent.
Een tamelijk oppervlakkige mededeling en rijkelijk laat, want het sneeuwde 's ochtends vroeg al in het noorden van het land.

De klant begrijpt het verkeerd
Op Twitter werd daar al wat skeptisch op gereageerd. De NS is zich alvast aan het indekken, was de teneur. Dat vonden zij zelf niet; de impact beperken noemden ze het liever. "Dan heb je het ben ik bang niet helemaal begrepen," schreef @NS_online een tikkeltje hautain in antwoord op zo'n kritische tweet:

Geen Sprinters
Maar goed - ik deed wat mij gevraagd werd en keek op de "gewone" site (die toen nog bereikbaar was). Daar stond dat ze minder Sprinters zouden inzetten zodat de intercity's zoveel mogelijk konden blijven rijden. Ik wilde eind van de middag van Den Haag Centraal naar Utrecht Centraal. Op basis van die mededeling had ik daar wel vertrouwen in.

Geen intercity's
Eenmaal om 17:00 aangekomen op het centraal station van Den Haag verdween dat als sneeuw voor de zon. Er reden juist helemaal geen intercity's meer. Niet naar Utrecht, niet naar Amsterdam, niet naar Rotterdam. Er reden juist wel Sprinters, maar de meeste daarvan zouden de eindbestemming niet halen.

Zoek het maar uit
De informatievoorziening schoot hopeloos te kort. Elke paar minuten werd gewaarschuwd voor uitval van treinen en een langere reisduur. Bedankt, dat was me al duidelijk. Ik hoor liever wat er wel rijdt. "Utrecht Centraal is per trein onbereikbaar" - oftewel, zoek het maar uit.

Zoetermeer Oost
Rond 17:30 zat ik in een Sprinter die zou rijden tot aan Utrecht Terwijde. Dichtbij genoeg! Binnen een paar minuten werd de reis plotseling radicaal ingekort. Zoetermeer Oost zou de laatste stop worden. Hoe je van daaruit op je bestemming moest komen werd niet verteld.

Site versus informatiebord
Ik heb maar niet gewacht tot het tochtige Oost. Bij station Zoetermeer heb ik de oversteek gemaakt naar het NH-hotel om een hapje te eten. Rond 19:30 besloot ik het nog maar eens te proberen. Volgens de mobiele site zou de Sprinter van 19:38 gewoon rijden tot eindstation Utrecht. Op de informatieborden in Zoetermeer stond iets anders: Gouda zou de laatste stop worden. Vlak voor Gouda werd dat ook omgeroepen.

Conducteur in verlegenheid
Op dat moment kreeg een van de conducteuren in de hal een telefoontje op zijn mobiel. De verbazing stond op zijn gezicht te lezen. "Wie moet ik nou geloven," vroeg hij, "de bijsturing, de treindienstleider of u?" Het antwoord van de andere kant beviel blijkbaar niet, want hij zei: "Ik krijg geen antwoord op mijn vraag."

Toch naar Utrecht
Bijna iedereen was al uitgestapt op Gouda toen de man met het schaamrood op de kaken de mensen vroeg om maar weer in te stappen, want de trein zou toch doorrijden. Terwijl dat natuurlijk eigenlijk goed nieuws was!

Falend omroepsysteem
Het omroepsysteem in de trein had intussen een eigen willetje. Vlak voor Gouda Goverwelle kondigde de immer vrolijke vrouwelijke stem aan dat we Voorburg zouden bereiken. Tot hilariteit van de inmiddels redelijk afgestompte passagiers.

7 tips
In plaats van 17:50 bereikte ik 20:20 Utrecht Centraal. Met een flink aantal communicatieve adviezen voor NS in mijn achterzak:
  1. Geef een waarschuwing op tijd uit. Donderdagavond was dit scenario al te voorzien.
  2. Neem je klanten serieus, al interpreteren ze je communicatie anders dan jij bedoeld had. Ga hen zeker niet openlijk "corrigeren" op Twitter.
  3. Wees realistisch. Zeg liever dat er geen treinen meer rijden dan "raadpleeg de site vlak voor uw vertrek". Hoe eerder je duidelijk maakt dat het hommeles is, des te meer mogelijkheden geef je de mensen om zelf te zoeken naar alternatieven.
  4. Blijf niet elke twee minuten waarschuwen dat je klanten weleens vertraging konden oplopen. Vertel gewoon wat er wel rijdt, al is dat maar weinig.
  5. Als je de eindbestemming van een trein tussentijds verandert, geef dan alternatieven. Hoe moet ik mijn reis vervolgen vanuit Zoetermeer Oost?
  6. Probeer te voorkomen dat passagiers een gesprek met NS-personeel meeluisteren waaruit zo duidelijk valt op te maken dat de medewerkers zelf ook geen goede informatie krijgen.
  7. Zet op een dag als vandaag het bandje in de Sprinter uit. Niemand zit te wachten op die vrolijke tante, zeker niet als ze ook nog eens de verkeerde stations aankondigt.
Op stage in Zwitserland
Los van deze communicatieve malaise is er natuurlijk ook nog de vraag waarom het treinverkeer bijna volledig tot stilstand komt als er wat sneeuw valt. Er is toch geoefend? De wisselverwarming deed het toch weer? Misschien toch maar eens een stage organiseren naar Zwitserland. Daar lachen ze zich rot om zoveel paniek vanwege een paar vlokken wittigheid.
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donderdag 2 februari 2012

Oliver Lieb tribute mix

My favourite productions by Oliver Lieb from 1998 through 2002. 20 unique trance/techno tracks mixed live from CD in one take.


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | The Ambush - Everlast [grand casino, 1999]
02 | 0:07:02 | L.S.G. - Quick star (Laidback Luke's housetechmania remix) [hooj choons, 2000]
03 | 0:12:39 | S.O.L. - Pulsar (Original mix) [superstition, 2000]
04 | 0:19:13 | System F - Cry (Oliver Lieb remix) [tsunami, 2000]
05 | 0:24:50 | Kamaya Painters - Far from over (Oliver Lieb remix) [reef, 2000]
06 | 0:31:51 | Ecano - Sphere [tetsuo, 2000]
07 | 0:36:04 | L.S.G. - I'm not existing (Oliver Lieb main mix 2) [hooj choons, 2000]
08 | 0:42:09 | A.M.Bassador - The fade (Oliver Lieb mix) [smashtrax, 2000]
09 | 0:48:07 | Paragliders - Lithium (Oliver Lieb remix) [platipus, 2000]
10 | 0:53:30 | S.O.L. - Polarlicht (Mix 1) [superstition, 2000]
11 | 0:58:39 | Oliver Lieb - Subraumstimulation (Main mix) [orbit, 1999]
12 | 1:04:58 | Origin - Wide-eyed angel (Oliver Lieb mix) [lost language, 2000]
13 | 1:10:35 | Humate - Love stimulation (Oliver Lieb softmix) [mfs, 1998]
14 | 1:16:40 | Sylver - Forgiven (Oliver Lieb mix) [byte, 2001]
15 | 1:24:31 | Human League - All I ever wanted (Oliver Lieb's main mix) [papillon, 2001]
16 | 1:30:22 | Warrior - Voodoo (Oliver Lieb remix) [incentive, 2001]
17 | 1:35:31 | Oakenfold - Starry eyed surprise (Oliver Lieb remix) [perfecto, 2002]
18 | 1:41:50 | Utah Saints - Lost vagueness (Oliver Lieb's mix) [the echo label, 2001]
19 | 1:47:42 | Push - Universal nation (Push remix) [inferno, 1999]
20 | 1:54:02 | Natious - Amber (Oliver Lieb remix) [lost language, 1999]

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donderdag 12 januari 2012

New cloudcast Attica Deep 3

A blend of deep and techy house sounds, old and new, for your listening pleasure. Suitable for the workplace, but do allow for tapping of feet. Mixed live from CD in one take, as I like to do. Let me know if you enjoyed it!


Full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Lamb - What sound (Tom Middleton deep step mix) [universal]
02 | 0:07:38 | Cass Fox - Touch me (X-Press 2's rave and bleep vocal) [universal]
03 | 0:13:10 | M1 - Electronic funk (Kaje remix) [nulife]
04 | 0:17:26 | Ian Pooley & Magik Johnson - Piha (DJ Sneak mix) [nrk]
05 | 0:22:06 | Federsen - Phytoplankton [silent season]
06 | 0:28:49 | Nikola Gala - Timeless city [plastic city]
07 | 0:33:20 | David Alvarado - Luna (Version 2) [nrk]
08 | 0:39:03 | Kalliope - Lunar landings (Terry Lee Brown Jr remix) [zeitgeist]
09 | 0:44:34 | GusGus - VIP (Fire Island main) [4ad]
10 | 0:53:21 | Kevin Saunderson - Glob (Claude VonStroke remix) [planet e]
11 | 1:00:00 | Mr G - Sometimes I cry (Radio Slave's panorama garage remix) [oproof]
12 | 1:06:28 | The Black Dog - The black Maria [soma]
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zondag 1 januari 2012

New mix - Tonka Tunage

My favourite tracks and remixes (1996-2004) by Thomas René Gerlach a.k.a. (DJ) Tonka. Disco house at its finest. Mixed live from CD in one take. More info at Discogs.


everbass - Tonka Tunage - full tracklisting:
01 | 0:00:00 | Robin S. - Show me love (Tonka's pianomission remix) [champion, 2002]
02 | 0:04:22 | DJ Tonka - Radical noise [outland, 1996]
03 | 0:07:20 | Tonka - Get back (Pooley's honeymoon dub) [wea, 2004]
04 | 0:10:47 | DJ Tonka - She knows you [wea, 1998]
05 | 0:15:29 | Black & White Brothers - Put your hands up (DJ Tonka full version) [edel, 1998]
06 | 0:19:26 | Full Intention - America (I love America) (DJ Tonka's late checkout) [sugar daddy, 1996]
07 | 0:24:16 | DJ Tonka & Deskee - Feel the street [force, 1996]
08 | 0:28:28 | Smokin Beats - Disco dancin (DJ Tonka mix) [alphabet city, 1998]
09 | 0:34:28 | Moodymann - The dancer (DJ Tonka remix) [outland, 1996]
10 | 0:39:54 | Dave Angel - Funk music (DJ Tonka remix) [island, 1997]
11 | 0:45:36 | DJ Tonka - Old skool [force, 1996]
12 | 0:50:32 | Tonka - Heartjumpa [wea, 2001]
13 | 0:55:42 | Bootsy Collins & MC Lyte - I'm leavin' u (Gotta go, gotta go) (DJ Tonka remix) [wea, 1997]
14 | 1:00:39 | The B-52's meet DJ Tonka - Love shack [wea, 1999]
15 | 1:05:58 | Salt N Pepa - Push it (DJ Tonka remix) [motor, 1999]
16 | 1:10:06 | Colonel Abrams - Trapped (Tonka remix) [wea, 2002]

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