Saturday, 4 September 2010

All Eyes On: DJ eNZed


It's a name you might not be familiar with, but remember the name 'DJ eNZed' because I think you are going to be hearing a lot more of him in the months and years to come. Originally from New Zealand, but now based in Toronto, Canada, DJ eNZed aka Alex Lineham, has dj-ed across the world, from New Zealand to London to California where he has held a residency at Mammoth Mountain.

Since the name may not be familiar to you yet, I've got a little info from the man himself -
  • He is passionate about playing music from both established artists and emerging talent from across the world, whether it be from the South Pacific, Europe or North America.
  • Alex is clearly a very big fan of Deadmau5 as he says, and I quote - "My dream one day is to play in a room close to another room off another room that may or may not have had deadmau5 play there in the last year".
  • In case you hadn't already figured it out, the name DJ eNZed is a phonetic play on his home country New Zealand (N.Z).
Alex tells me he plans on devoting some time over the winter months to putting out some remixes, particularly from artists that come from New Zealand in the hope of promoting some of the amazing talents that exist in Aotearoa, so keep an eye out for those in the near future.

This blog post comes with 2 mixes by DJ eNZed, both of which are free for you to stream or download via Soundcloud. The first is titled 'Progress Ahead' and it is a very nice mix that starts off on a bit of a bouncy house tip and builds into some more progressive house sounds. The second, and most recent mix is titled "Business Time" and is a good tech / electro house mix. Two different styles of sets but both very good with very smooth mixing and a solid track selection.

DJ eNZed - Progress Ahead
DJ eNZed - Progress Ahead by DJ eNZed

Progress Ahead Tracklist

1. Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner (Bingo Players Bootleg)
2. Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You (Bingo Players Remix)
3. Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You (Original Mix)
4. Mastiksoul - Run For Cover 2010 (Mastiksoul 2010 Remix)
5. Pitbull - Culo 2010 (Jason Tregebov Remix)
6. Interactive - Who Is Elvis 2010 (David Amo & Julio Navas Remix)
7. Ron May - No Jazz (David Jones, Neuroxyde Remix)
8. Chris Montana & Etienne Ozborne - El Hacha (Peter Brown Remix)
9. Laselva - Mr. Wiseguy (Manuel De La Mare Mash)
10. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)
11. Wonderland Avenue - Get Back (Phunk Investigation mix)
12. The Good Guys ft Tesz Millan - Spotlight (Avicii Rising Star Mix)
13. EDX - Party Of Politics (Original Club Mix)
14. Michael Woods - Drop Zone (Original Mix)

15. Deadmau5 - Not Exactly 2010 (Extended Mix)


DJ eNZed - Business Time
DJ eNZed - Business Time by DJ eNZed

Business Time Tracklist

1. Cold Blank - Raver Booty (Original Mix)
2. Sidney Samson feat. Lady Bee - Shut Up & Let It Go (Chuckie Remix)
3. Itch-E, Scratch-E - R.E.f.r.E.s.h. feat SCRIBE (Tom Piper Remix)
4. Tape Deck Bros - Dance Of The Dead (Gooffee Remix)
5. Tape Deck Bros - The Dance of the Dead (Original mix)
7. Deadmau5 - FML (Original Mix)
8. Tiesto vs. Diplo - C'mon (Original Mix)
9. Aaren San - Apes From Space (Dirtyloud Remix)
10. Seductive - Discobuzz (Original Mix)
11. Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (Afrojack remix)
12. Biggy&Smalls - Like A Doll (Original Mix)
13. Takeshy Kurosawa - Block Off (Maurizio Gubellini,Matteo Sala, Peruz Mix)
14. Fixd - You Want Some (Original Mix)
15. Afrojack Feat. Eva Simons - Take Over Control (Extended Vocal Mix)
16. Toni Braxton - So Yesterday (Chuckie Remix)
17. Stafford Brothers - Wasted (Baba O'Riley) (Sidney Samson Remix)
18. Bingo Players - Bounce (Till Ya) (Original Mix)
19. Nari & Milani & Cristian Marchi feat. Luciana - I Got My Eye On You (Chuckie Remix)

Alex is looking for some regular gigs in and around Toronto, although, if you'd like to have him play at venues beyond this area, I'm sure you could discuss that with him by sending him a message through his Souncloud profile.

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