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Nick Minieri-Juke Of All Trades (Juke/Footwork/Jungle, December 2013)

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 01:40:08 +0000

Not counting the Zakim promo mix I did back in November, I’ve been a bit overdue in regards to laying down a new studio mix. With most of my repertoire focusing on house and drum and bass, I figured I’d have some fun with this one and take the juke and footwork route…something I haven’t done before, and have been wanting to do for about four years now!  My first taste of juke was at the tail end of 2009, when Addison Groove/Headhunter dropped his now-legendary mix that unveiled “Footcrab” for the very first time. What I love about the classic juke template that the likes of Spinn, Rashad, and Traxman have perfected for almost two decades is these tracks have a strong narrative culture to them. Similar to the way the show The Wire transports viewers right into the gritty streets of Baltimore, classic juke does the same for me with Chicago and Detroit. Every time I listen to these raw, poly-rhythmic drum patterns I’m transfixed on the dancers, the warehouse parties, and the budget-minded producer culture where kids as young as the age of 15 are putting out tracks with a humble MPC and without the need to follow any rules. That said, I’ve been downloading a lot of this stuff over the past five years. There’s a lot of juke mixes out there that focus on the current sound, which as we all know have bled profusely into dubstep and drum and bass. While the last part of this mix definitely highlights the latter, the majority of “Juke of All Trades” has an even distribution of cuts from the last twelve years. There’s some obscure stuff in here, including some gems I’ve dug up on Soundcloud and the Footwork-Jungle tumblr page (which I **highly** recommend checking out). It goes through a myraid of styles, starting with 4-on-the-floor ghettotech before the rhythmic patterns descend into complete chaos midway through. It speeds up from 150 to 180 beats per minute, and the last third is loaded with many of the current juke-jungle anthems we all know and love: “Akira”, “Detroit”, and “Original Rockers”. As it’s a one-shot deal, there’s a couple rough sections mixing wise but overall I’m pretty happy with it. It was definitely the most nerve wracking mix I’ve ever recorded. A couple of these tracks are unmastered and unquantized, but I’d rather play a unique or charmingly-odd track over a DJ-friendly one on any given day of the week. If the mix gets enough traction I’ll hand out some hard copies and drop the length down a few minutes by cutting out a couple redundant parts so it fits. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy! PS: I will be leaving “Nickdawg” and “Effective Resolution” as DJ monikers behind as we go into 2014, and just using my real name instead. width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""> Irrelevant: Little Figurines (Undroid Bootleg)DJ Wi-Fi: Menace 2 SocietyIll Blu: Clapper (Traxman Remix)Gantman: JukulatorGantman: Get it PerculatedJustice: Let There Be More Light (DJ Funk Remix)Wheez-ie: HolupDJ Deeon: HeadhuntersDJ Clent: Horror on Sangamon StreetBobby Skillz: Twerk Pop Bang JukeJana Rush: OverdoseAvery76: FazeFresh Moon: Let’s Get ItJana Rush: Slippin’ (Erotica Mix)DJ Remi: Get Down on tha GroundBoylan: MysteryDJ Rashad: 911DJ Rashad: CCPDJ Phil: House Monster (DJ Manny Remix)DJ Earl: That’s the WayDred Collective: Machine GirlDJ Phil: Pure LuvJack the Hustler: Would I (HxdB Remix)Traxman: Electric FunkNickotine: CrackPeshay: Psychosis (FootMerc Bootsie)Paisley Parks: GoLeatherface: JigglinWash: Brooklyn RideOm Unit: Red CurtainStray: AkinaRockwell: DetroitStray: Dropping BombsKragen: Rastaman Said GhettobassDigital & Spirit: Original RockersHalogenix: Each His OwnAxon: Fit Girls With Average NamesFracture & Neptune: Clissold (Machinedrum VIP)Clicks & Whi[...]

Nickdawg: The Past Sound of London (1991-94 Breakbeat Hardcore)

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 01:38:18 +0000

Last weekend I went down to a Tight Crew rave in Providence, promptly exiting at 2am with a huge grin after hearing Venom and Soappy’s 1990-95 breakbeat hardcore influenced set. Listening to this music anywhere in public, which served as the baseline to drum and bass and other forms of dance surpassing the 150bpm mark, is a rarity nowadays. But I was pleasantly surprised to see much of the crowd getting down; both guys managed to keep it accessible by connecting the dots with hook-and-riff oriented jams by the likes of Rachel Wallace and 2 Bad Mice. Last Monday on my day off I decided to wipe the dust off some records of my own from that era and bust out an unchoreographed mix of my own. I’ve only recorded one breakbeat hardcore mix ever, from 2004, back when I had about 30 records from those years. The 3 or 4 crates of this stuff I have nowadays still isn’t all that impressive in the grand scheme of things. But it’s still a bit more difficult to gather a collection as you have to buy almost everything overseas from the UK, from scattered collections. Very few of these tracks can be found digitally, and shipping costs a fortune. But at the end of the day it’s about the music, and in this set I keep the energy levels pumping from one end to the next. There’s no pre-planning, editing, or any crazy special effects in this mix. It’s about as raw and uncompromising as most sets were in that era, recorded to cassette, complete with a rough mix every once in awhile. Each month I slowly amass more wax from 1990 to 1994, so I definitely plan on recording another one of these mixes soon! width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""> Manix: I Can’t Stand ItNoise Factory: Wanna Feel the MusicYounghead: Bad Bad ManDJ Edge: CompndedChemical: Sub SectorDJ SS: My Style of ProducingDJ Trace & Ed Rush: Don Bad ManNookie: T ThreeTango: Time BombProdigy: Everybody in the Place (155 & Rising)Kev Bird: KanoEllis Dee & Tera: Brock OutRun Tings: Look No FurtherD’Cruze: Want You Now (DJ SS & EQ Remix)D Force: Ruff!!!Noise Factory: 123 O’Clock RockNoise Factory: Breakage #5Andy C: Bass ConstructorsMental Power: Cool N SexyFoul Play: Finest IllusionRufige Kru: Terminator [...]

Nickdawg: Race Against Time (Drum and Bass, December 2012)

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:33:35 +0000


I’ve been very long overdue to record a new drum and bass studio mix. While that Elements set I posted earlier this year was fun, I wanted to do something that was even more cohesive and included pieces that I normally wouldn’t play at a party. Recorded last weekend, “Race Against Time” is the first mix within the genre I’ve done since 2010’s “From Every Angle”.

Drum and bass has flourished artistically over the past four years. I’m not too concerned whether or not it’s a “vogue” musical style at the moment. I’ve always enjoyed it, and will continue doing such for years to come. While the 170 bpm minimum speed limit remains, influences from future bass, trap, dubstep, minimal house, and techno are bleeding into a variety of drum and bass tracks. It’s easy for critics to get caught up in all the generic liquidfunk, grating jump up, and Pendulum clones out there, but there’s still plenty of good stuff to be discovered. You just have to dig for it!

Race Against Time includes many of drum and bass’s popular sub-genres: minimal, liquidfunk, neuro, jump up, ragga, and amens (in roughly that order). Everything was released this past year. I’ve listened to almost every drum and bass song that has been released on Beatport in 2012 (a bit of a daunting task), so it includes not only popular anthems but also some quality titles that are virtually unknown. 

This is definitely one of the most diverse drum and bass mixes I have ever done. Hope you guys enjoy.

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Nether: Sunshower
ASC: Landlocked
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Sabre & Riya: Injustice
Flowrian: Thank You
Dave Owen: Loose Lips
Flaco: Got To Have
Intelligent Manners: Take No More
Command Strange: If U Wanna Make A Love
Marvel Cinema: Stride View
>> Calibre: Plugs
Nue: Molten Blue (Dabs Remix)
DJ Chap: Don’t Wait For Me
>> Raw Q: Sweet Pea
Soul Intent: Nod To The Past
Optiv: Quarks
>> Optiv & BTK: Feelings
Misanthrop & Phace: Progression
Mefjus & M-Force: Abandon
Optiv: Krakpot (Billian Remix)
Rockwell: Constantcomplexrhythmicsound
Upbeats: Tor
L33: Ironic
TC: Do You Rock?
>> Fracture & Dawn Day Night: Get Busy
Maldini: Party Time
Placid: Invasion
Heist: Creatures
Heist: Go To Work (P45 Remix)
Savage Rehab: Desire
Dr. Meaker: Fighter
Widkaman & Sudden Def: Destruct
Frankee: Firethorn
Tim Cant: ‘93 Style
Ray Keith: Deeper Love
DJ Spice: Minimal
Danny Byrd & General Levy: Blaze The Fire (Stray Remix)
Stranjah: Prominence
Stray: Follow You Around

Effective Res: Stormchasers (House/Future Bass, September 2012)

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:30:07 +0000


Right before I went to Vancouver I recorded a house mix, which was sort of on a whim. I wanted to give some time before writing a blog post about it because I wanted to see if it would grow on me after the better part of a month. Unlike many of the other house mixes I’ve recorded over the years, it has.

Stormchasers is a very heavily refined affair. There are no anthems or anything that is so heavily played it would cause one to listen down the road and instantly think “Oh that mix was from 2012.” Many of the tracks are dark, but in a nuanced sort-of way: every one still has a distinct melody, and many also have pads and vocals. Stormchasers starts very deep (around the 115bpm range) and builds to peak-hour type stuff around the halfway point (around 130bpm). Future bass and a small section of four garage house classics from 1992-93 close it out. 

When I used to hand mix CD’s out at parties, I felt that I always had to make compromises to get the damn thing to fit within the span of 80 minutes. I’d find myself mixing out of songs quicker or even having to play custom-edited, sorter versions of them just to be able to fit everything in that I wanted to. One of the reasons why I think Stormchasers is a stronger mix is because I’m in no rush to get through everything as I’m only distributing it digitally. The pace is very relaxed, and the tracks have room to breathe. 

Hope you guys enjoy it.

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Martin Schulte: Same Days
Kris Wadsworth: White Bread
Fritz Zander & Johnjon: Another Night in Rented Rooms
Bicep: Don’t
Gerry Read: Yeh Come Dance
Frankie Pep: Jammed
Aki Bergen: Fever
Maetrik: Miranda
Kabale Und Liebe Lauhaus: Hiphouse
Gorge: Kassianade (Marc Romboy Remix)
Saeed Younan: What Was
Marco Bailey: Mister Funk
Jeff Keenan: Sweet (Android Cartel Remix)
Sebastien Leger: Grey Sky & Yellow Coconuts
Alcatraz: Give Me Luv
Pleasurekraft: Satyr Song
Alex Costa: It’s a Groove
Samuel L Session: Big Bad Drum (Shlomi Aber’s Twisted Dub)
Dwele & Recloose: Can’t Take It (Milton Jackson Remix)
Urulu: No More
C.R.S.T.: Love & Gwalla (Remix)
Swing 52: Color Of My Skin
Trey Lorenz: Photographs of Mary (Masters at Work Remix)
Cajmere: Brighter Days (Underground Goodies Mix)
DJ Pierre: Give Me What I Want (Tribal Mix)
Leon Vynehall: Mauve
Walter Ego: Rebounds
Sinandbones & Vin Sol: Heavy Accent

Rustie Ticket Giveaway & Free Bass/Ghettotech Mini-Mix (Quikkmix 17)

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:52:28 +0000


There’s a new production crew in town, and from the looks of their September schedule, they’re already off to a solid launch. Leedz Edutainment (which assumes the role of part educator, part entertainer I assume) has taken control of Sunday nights at the Middle East downstairs this fall, appropriately kicking things off with Warp Records’ very own RUSTIE. The night itself is called Crush! Boston, and you can check them out on Facebook.

Hailing from the UK (Glasgow to be exact), Rustie uses an arsenal of synths and sonics to create his modern-day equivalent of northern soul. He can’t contain himself within the context of one sound or style, opting instead to do whatever it takes to go against the flow. Rustie’s always cooking up an unpredictable recipe that keeps the listener guessing at the end of every bar. His “Glass Swords” LP from 2011 was well-received by critics. DJ’s find his tracks tough to mix; meaning he’s passed the litmus test of crafting something that will probably age better than most 12” dance mixes on either side of the pond these days.

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So Rustie touches down at the Middle East this coming Sunday, September 9th. Nightwave, Glass Teeth & more on opening duty. Click here for more details on the event. And thanks to Crush I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away so you can check out Rustie without having to pay a dime. This one’s a simple contest: leave your name and email in the comments section. I draw a winner at random this Friday the 7th, at 9am. That’s it, no trivia this time around. Good luck!


Oh yeah, as if that’s not enough, there’s a TON of great headliners coming to town this weekend. If you’re a seasoned listener of all things dance, you’ll definitely appreciate some of these names: Starkey, Chrissy Murderbot, Mr. C, Martyn, Victor Calderone, DJ Godfather, Axel Bartsch, Angerfist, and obviously, Rustie. Have a look at the BBD event calendar for more details on the parties…it’s sort of like a mini-Together festival…

…Complete with a mini-quikkmix! I figured I’m long overdue to revive the quikkmix series, so I just busted out a mix with some tracks featuring the guys in town this weekend. Have a listen if you’re bored or whatever.

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Mr. C: Click 
Nicole Moudaber: Break It (Victor Calderone & Mike Frade Remix) 
Martyn: Vancouver 
Martyn: Twenty Four 
Starkey: Beta Tester 
Rustie: Dragonfly 
Chrissy Murderbot: Work Yr Bodee 
DJ Godfather: Boss of All Bosses 
DJ Godfather: Read Between the Lines

Nickdawg: Live at Elements (Drum & Bass, April 2012)

Wed, 16 May 2012 06:10:39 +0000

Although I’m not promoting myself as a DJ even remotely as much as I used to (with so many other projects going on), I always love getting the chance to play around town when I can. Last month I played a drum and bass set at Elements (Phoenix Landing in Cambridge) that I ended up recording. It turned out great so I figured I’d get it out there! Out of any set I’ve ever played live, this one easily ranks within my top 5. What makes this session interesting is that it’s a completely different vibe from my typical “studio” mixes. It’s nowhere as calculated, precise, or pre-planned as what I’ve done in my bedroom. Because of this, it has more of an organic feel, where the songs still flow great but is less sterile and predictable overall.  I know for a fact some promoters prefer to hear live as opposed to studio mixes as it’s hard to tell how much editing and post production has been done to doctor up the latter to cover up any mistakes. That’s a whole separate debate. I don’t mind the technology as it’s all about song selection at the end of the day to me. But releasing a live mix can’t hurt either, it spices things up a little. There’s all sorts of goodies in here, from cuts that literally released on Beatport that very day to stuff going back several years that I’m sure everyone has heard like five thousand times by now. (But you still like “Druggy”, c’mon admit it). The first two-thirds are pretty energetic, while the last third rolls a bit deeper.  Look out for a super minimal (aka “Beardy”) mix of experimental drum and bass from me later on this year. Probably when it gets colder out as that stuff isn’t really condusive to warm-weather listening! And as always, major props to Dave, Lenore, and Bill for constantly inviting me out to both play, as well as do photography, at their events :) width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=""> gridlok: get away (2005) << total science: jungle jungle (2001)<< adam f: brand new funk (1998) mob tactics: stick up kid (prolix remix) (2012) artificial intelligence & drs: pigeon hole (remix) (2012) fresh: gatekeeper (2010) dj nut nut: special dedication (sigma remix) (2011) david boomah & serum: why they wanna (2012) dramatic & dbaudio: strike it down (2012) c4c: bermuda (2003) maztek & optiv: quarks (2012) data: fragment (2012) moving fusion: mystery stranger (2012) << blackstreet: no diggity (acapella) (1996)bodyrox: bow bow bow (break remix) (2012) borderline: out of sight (2012) << dub phizix: marca (2011)rymetyme & jade: venom (2010) noisia: diplodocus (kill the noise remix) (2012) billain: batbots (2012) metrik: departure (2010) masai: one (2011) total science: nosher (baron remix) (2003) break & silent witness: we know (2006) teebee & noisia: shower for an hour (2006) rregula: zonk (2012) greg packer & rhodes: love and live (2012) capone: friday (1995) prolix: visualize (2011) << shimon & andy c: nightflight (1996)subfocus: druggy (2007) culture shock: protection (2011) flaco: isla verde (2011) bladerunner: feel for you (2011) sigma & angie brown: do you love (2011) lil louis: french kiss (ed rush & optical remix) (2001) << lil louis: french kiss (original) (1989)<< shadow child: string thing (2012) syncopix: travelling man (2005) paul t & edward oberon: love is (2012) justice: aquisse (chris inperspective remix) (2010) soho: hot music (1988) dave [...]

Nickdawg/Effective Res: Together 2012 Artist Showcase Mix (Multi-Genre)

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 05:34:17 +0000

It’s pretty tough to believe we’re less than two weeks away from the TOGETHER fest here in Boston; it’s approaching quicker than I ever could have anticipated. With an awesome team of people this year working literally around the clock (and putting petit things like, say, sleep aside) to make it a possibility, getting excited about the week is only natural. For someone new to the festival (or electronic music for that matter) it can be overwhelming the number of artists on the roster this year. They run the entire gamut genre-wise. If you’re interested in a condensed sampling of what you will be hearing this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve done the homework so you don’t have to!  This is a two hour mix I recorded showcasing the various work of almost all of the headliners playing TOGETHER this year. Putting compilations like this is fun because I love the challenge of finding songs that fit well together across a very finite number of artists. There were about 200 different songs I had slated for this mix, which I ended up whittling down to around 50. Aside from one custom edit I did for the 6th Borough Project songs, these are mixed as-is, using just Serato and plain ol’ vinyl. Some of these songs I’ve owned for over a decade, while others just released just days ago. The mix starts at around 100bpm and ends up at around 180bpm before ending with a couple of downtempo bits from Teebs and RJD2.  I will be pressing up physical CD copies that include an 80-minute extraction of this mix at the beginning of the big week. I hope you enjoy it; more importantly, I hope you’re able to make it out to some of these events these artists are playing at.  OK I pretty much suck at writing about my own projects, so I’ll just STFU and post the download link and tracklist!  Nickdawg/Effective :: Together 2012 Artist Showcase Mix oneohtrix point never: submersiblekyle hall: b eatin gritz voices of black: dry your eyes6th borough project: effective res megamix (iznae, find a way & do you remember remix)6th borough project: burt (inside)emika: pretend (kyle hall remix)trg & falty dl: st marksphotek: mine to give)davide squillace: ginger ponytail (dubfire rework)paperclip people: 4 my peepz (dubfire rework)treasure fingers: lift medubfire: roadkilldubfire: emissionsbroke one: go go go (treasure fingers remix)todd edwards: shut the doorst. germain: alabama blues (todd edwards dub)diy: need good love (todd edwards) falty dl: large flashmala: left leg outdigital mystikz: mountain dread marchteebs: you’ve changedstarkey: sunlightnoah d & armanni reign: follow me nownero: this waygramatik, break science & paper diamond: move ya bodybreak science: shantistarkey: gutter musicfalty dl: lucky lucianorashad: gracerashad: gt musicrashad: butterwheez-ie: barefoot billypoirier: work thatpoirier: bring it onpoirier: get crazy (mark pritchard dub)paul blackford & falty dl: forgotten path sentinel (photek): toulepleuphotek: fusionphotek: ni ten ichi ryu (teebee remix)armanni reign: art of warnero: act like you knownero: electronnoisia: diplodocus (kill the noise remix) spor (feed me): halogen spor (feed me): aztec john b: up all nightewun (kill the noise): ode to hip hop 2002teebs: just the yellow bitsrjd2: paper bubble [...]

Effective Res: Full Circle (Deep & Tech House, November 2011)

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 16:32:08 +0000


Over the last three months I have found myself listening to a LOT of minimal, tech, and deep house. I think it’s starting to become a seasonal thing; as soon as the weather gets colder, I start to indulge in the moodier, more stripped-down styles of dance. Or maybe I’m just getting older, heh. Either way, I haven’t recorded a house mix in years, so I decided to do one right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Beatport has become my stomping ground for finding tracks to play and listen to, however I find myself digging through the New Releases section way more than the Top 100. It takes way more patience to do this, as there is a mind-numbing array of generic-sounding stuff there. I’m willing to bet that there are around 500 songs added to Beatport DAILY in just the tech house section alone! But around 2/3 of this mix includes some of those undiscovered gems I’ve managed to dig up over the past months. And of course, a couple classics too, like “What They Say”, “Dog Days”, and “Entrance Song” by Eats Everything (easily one of my favorite breakthrough producers of 2011, that dude is a machine). 

Side note: for the music geeks out there, I called it “Full Circle” because it makes one full clockwise circle through the Camelot/MixedInKey harmonic wheel, followed by a very rapid counter-clockwise backwards circle!


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Accatone: Bass Quest 
Premiesku: Gajey 
Marc Romboy: Elif (Jimpster Remix) 
Mendo: Remember (1992 Original Mix) 
Ka.Pot: Sound Garage (Carbon Remix) 
Bas Amro: Other Side 
Tim Green: Lemon 
Oliver Klein & Oliver Gregoire: Chica Chic (Loko Remix) 
Kruse & Nuemberg: Daze Without You 
Maya Jane Coles: What They Say (Dyed Soundorom Remix) 
Pagal, Mihai Popoviciu & Jay Bliss: Mime Tachine 
Topspin & Dmit Kitz: Elvis’ House (Simone Vitullo Remix) 
Imerio Vitti & Luca Vera: Without Title 
Massive Boyz: Feel The Bass 
Pig & Dan: Got Me Down 
Kaiserdisco: Kuala 
Hollen: Little Miss 
Joel Mull: Sunday 2 Sunday (Martinez Remix) 
Matthew Dear: Dog Days 
Eats Everything: Entrance Song 
Malente: Mash Up The Town (Teenage Mutants Remix)

9:59 Quikmixx #16: Ableton Tech House Mini-Mix

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:17:28 +0000

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Ah yes, the 9:59 Quikmixx series. I’ve slacked in a major way in keeping this section of the site fresh. In fact, if you go back and read the last couple Quikmixx posts, I’ve most likely apologetically said the exact same thing. Really need to start stepping up my DJ game again, regardless of how many other things get in the way!

But either way, here’s a quick mini-mix I put together yesterday. It’s an Ableton mix, so was able to get samples, bits, loops, and full sections from 12 different tracks into it. The last several Ableton micro-mixes I’ve done have been pretty popular (especially on Soundcloud), and am hoping you dig this one too. A lot of the tracks here I did a bit of searching for; very minimal on the Beatport Top 100 fare.

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The songs roughly appear as follows:

Zombie Disco Squad: Spooks 
Por Favor!: Show You (Nash La’Selle Remix) 
House Master Boyz: House Nation 
Silvano & Giuseppe Albrizio: Pulse (Twinbeat Remix) 
Todd Emerson: My Eyes (Worthy’s Blurry Cornea Remix) 
Sarp Yilmaz, Ugur Project & Sinan Kaya: Los Caramellos 
Sven Kegel: Fusion 
Egbert: Open 
Technasia: Obsession (Remix) 
Audiojack: Motion Sickness 
Nicola Campanella: One 
Kris Wadsworth: Motown Revival

Identity Electronic Music Festival, Mansfield, 8.20. Info & Artist Mix Inside!

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 04:23:16 +0000

The Identity Festival, the largest electronic music concert tour happening in America this year, is making a stop in New England on August 20th. Don’t be the only one in Massachusetts not going! In my seven years of living here, this is easily the biggest event showcasing dance music I’ve seen as of yet. It’s happening at the Comcast Center in Mansfield (a place you would normally go to see the Rolling Stones, U2, or Phish play). And it’s just barely an hour away from downtown, an added bonus. The Comcast center in Mansfield. I’m willing to bet there’s probably a lot of subwoofers in there. With dance music continuing to rise in popularity, it was only a matter of time before LiveNation got involved in the action. The result of which includes a very big ticket showcase of A-list artists across a variety of different styles of electronic music, from every corner of the planet. Everyone from rapidly rising Swedish electro house producer Avicii, to popular domestic artists Steve Aoki and Kaskade, dubstep kingpins Rusko and NERO, even legends such as DJ Shadow and The Crystal Method. And that’s just the beginning!  So no question this schindig is going to be big, and you may want to lock down your tickets now before they sell out. Luckily you still have a little bit of time- at least it’s a big venue, so the tix are still plentiful and not selling on Craigslist for hundreds of dollars. Yet. Facebook event invite | Get tickets to the Identity fest here | Detailed run-down of the event Identity Artist Showcase Mix After recording an artist showcase mix for the TOGETHER fest back in March, Gareth Middlebrook and David Day invited me to play a live set consisting entirely of Identity Fest artists on WERS at Emerson College the other day. I’m happy to say the mix went off pretty smooth, and I’m sharing it with you guys so you can get a taste of what to expect next weekend if you haven’t heard of any of these cats. Following a couple days of grabbing MP3’s off iTunes and figuring out how I was going to whittle down about 75 tracks into a one hour session, I decided to sequence a couple of 5-minute mash-ups in Ableton layering up a bunch of the tracks, on top of mixing others the traditional way, to fit everything. This is the first full length mix I’ve done incorporating Ableton, and definitely won’t be my last! I had to use belt drive tables so a few of the transitions are a little rough, but overall there’s a cool balance of house, electro, bangers, and bass music in here. No dubstep unfortunately, but I did get some house remixes in of a few things by Rusko and NERO. Many thanks to David, Gareth for organizing and bringing in his decks, and Jon Davies at WERS for recording and mastering the mix (he did an awesome job). Identity Festival Artist Showcase Mix by togetherboston Nickdawg :: Identity Festival Artist Showcase Mix (August 2011) (320kbps download) Tracklist Nervo: Irresistible (Myon & Shane 54 Dub Mix)Kaskade & Deadmau5: Move For MeHercules Love Affair: You Belong Mash-up> Hercules Love Affair: You Belong (Original Club Mix)> Hercules Love Affair: You Belong (D’s New Rhythm Bounce)> Hercules Love Affair: You Belong (Kevin Saunderson Mix)Modselektor: Art & Cash (Phon.o Remix)Avicii: JailbaitSteve Lawler: Distrait (Nick Curly & Gorge Remix)> Steve Lawler: Almerina> Nervo: Irresistible (Chuckie & Gregori Klosman Remix)> Modeselektor: Suckerpin> Avicii: Ryu (Laidback Luke Edit)Chuckie & LMFAO: Let The Bass Kick In MiamiSteve Aoki & Sidney Samson: Wake Up Call> Hercules & Love Affair: Classique #2 (Radio Edit)> Avicii: Sound of Now> Modeselektor: Black Block> NERO: Me And You (Kamuki Remix)Koen Groenveld[...]