The Love & The Music
Chillout, Beach, Lounge, House, House & more House. "The sun in my eyes and the world at my feet"
Summer Inspirations Vol V
June 20, 2015 07:28 AM PDT
'Till the sun grows cold
1. MAGIC! – No Way No
February 14, 2015 09:04 AM PST
To commemorate my sister's engagement and wedding, some of her closest friends and family organized a night out to celebrate the occasion with a host of local DJs. It was a privilege and pleasure to play alongside Adrien, Bik and Lyndsay - thanks for bringing your talent!
This mix is inspired by, and dedicated to, Andrea.
Summer Inspirations Vol IV
September 02, 2012 08:48 PM PDT
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants" - Isaac Newton
This years summer mix was inspired by an 8-day journey I spent in Alberta's countryside with 28 light beings. I dedicate this mix to each one of you. As well, thank you to my family and friends who paved the way to this experience and another beautiful summer in Canada; I am grateful for the hospitable perch you all keep for me on your shoulders.
This is how I experienced all 88 keys this summer.
1 Nimbus | Subconscious Mind
Weha Guru!Straight From The Heart
May 31, 2012 09:38 PM PDT
Mixed tapes had always been a creative outlet for myself growing up. Turntables were the ultimate tool to seamlessly flow from one song to another, helping to create a musical story where the songs produced by other artists became my paint.
Learning to play live sets for dancing-starved crowds proved to be another beast all-together. It took months of practice at Russian house parties to feel comfortable playing live. Of course, I had lots of help along the way from experienced mixers - most notably South Africa's Nicholas Clarence and Russia's Andrey Len.
Last summer I met Adrien Dhanraj, a local DJ & promoter who gave me the opportunity to play in some of Calgary's clubs when I was ready. As luck would have it, Adrien was also the organizer of Calgary's annual Dirty Tones DJ Competition. I decided to enter this year back in March and was ecstatic to find out that I had managed to get a slot! Three rounds later, I had made it through to the finals. With each round, I became more and more humbled playing alongside some of Calgary's most talented DJs. A BIG thank you to Adrien and the entire Dirty Tones crew who put together such a fantastic event promoting local talent and electronic music.
Lastly, I want to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who spread the word and came out to support the local DJ scene in Calgary during this event! The album cover shows just how overwhelming the experience was for me to play for so many beautiful people - far beyond words. Special thanks again to Patrick Latter who captured this moment (more of his photography can be found at http://patricklatterphoto.com).
This mix is a compilation of the 3 sets I played during this special event.
Track Listing | Artist - Track (Mix)
1) Parov Stelar - Booty Swing
December 23, 2011 08:10 AM PST
The Love & The Music proudly presents 'Love Will Set You Free', just in time for the holiday season! This latest podcast starts slow, but picks up quickly with several anthems which helped me destroy the dance floors at the birthdays parties of some close friends this past fall season. Many thanks to Goga and Denis for hosting such epic and memorable events.
Happy holidays everyone, wherever you may be celebrating, thanks for visiting this side of the world wide web!
Look to the stars above you, whatever your heart is into, whoever you want to be, love will set you free.
Track Listing | Artist | Title (Remix)
1] Charles Chaplin - Speech from the Great Dictator
September 30, 2011 05:20 PM PDT
As the fall season approaches here in Canada, there has been enough great weather to inspire one last summer mix. Be Where Your Feet Are is a phrase that has taken on more and more meaning to me over the summer months. If you are thinking about the past or the future, you are not present in the moment. This mix was designed as an uplifting backdrop for those moments when you are in the moment, keeping the past and future out of focus.
As this podcast explores different musical styles, it's almost comforting to periodically return to the sound that you can relate to the most. This mix is what The Love & The Music is all about. Funky, lyrical, upbeat house music.
Of course, thanks to our beautiful 21st Century technology and this thing called the internet, I've had the privileged opportunity to access the sounds of DJs across the globe at the click of a mouse. So, I'd like to take this time to thank the following Podomatic Podcasters for contributing to my DJ education and who have kept me following their creative works for the last several years:
Phil Hewson: http://funkylondon.podomatic.com/
Knock on every door....
Track Listing | Artist | Track (Remix)
1. Cafe Groove - Why U Wanna Do Me Wrong (Fish & Chips)
August 18, 2011 08:06 PM PDT
Welcome, to the third annual Summer Inspirations. The nights are getting shorter and colder, but it has been one hell of a summer here in Canada. This year's edition is a blend of funk, soul, jazz, and a hint of rap, reggae and disco.
This summer has taken me across four of our beautiful provinces, introduced me to many new beautiful people, soaked me with sunshine and re-ignited my love for the bicycle, the right brain and my deepest roots.
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
Artist | Track (Remix)
Basement Freaks - Soul Men
Vive Le Swing
July 19, 2011 05:22 PM PDT
Ritz Mock Apple Pie for your ears!
This mix was planned for awhile now and I finally found some time this weekend to record it! At the request of a 30's-style mix, this one goes out to my friend Pat.
The cover art for this podcast comes from In Grid's Rivav remix of Vive Le Swing, which is where the inspiration for this mix originated. This upbeat mix steadily climbs, where it eventually meets up with the pure sound of Parov Stelar.
Summer has hit Calgary in full force and the weather has been great. Summer vacation is fast approaching and I won't be able to post any new material until I return from the abyss in late August...
Artist | Track (Remix)
1. Corduroy Mavericks - What Good Is Music (Wattie Green)
First gig, Facebook Fan Page & Twitter
July 07, 2011 04:16 PM PDT
So, a couple firsts here I wanted to share with all my followers. I have finally joined the 21st Century and created a Facebook Fan Page and a Twitter account.:
Also, for any of you who live in the Calgary area, I will be playing my first official gig at Sal's on 17th this Saturday, July 9th during the first weekend of Stampede. Yee haw...
Make believe not war,
April 24, 2011 11:42 AM PDT
My DJing journey began three years ago (wow, has it been that long!?) in Newcastle, Australia where a buddy of mine convinced me to go halves on a set of Stanton turn tables - so I have to thank Marko for getting me hooked on this. I also got to thank Nash for making me listen to house music for about 6 weeks straight, that seemed to be the final knockout punch.
Anywho, I recently listened to some of the old mixes we made during that time, and decided I had to bring those tunes back to life with some much improved mixing. These tracks are some of the bangin' house tunes from ~2007, which followed me wherever I went on my journey.
I think I'm finally safe to say summer is almost here in Canada, and we are lovin' it! A perfect time to continue living the dream!
Artist | Track (Remix)
1) Aloud - Sex & Sun Pt II
Podcast SummaryThis podcast tells the story of Canadian-based DJ Jason Bell, and his journey from the bedroom to the public stage. Structuring his sound around his love for chillout, lounge and house, this podcast is filled with a variety of smooth, soulful, funky, uplifting sets. Dropbox access to all archived mixes: http://goo.gl/W58in1 Knock down every door, tell 'em love is the answer Follow @JasonBellYYC
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