The Love & The Music
Chillout, Beach, Lounge, House, House & more House. "The sun in my eyes and the world at my feet"
October 23, 2016 03:50 PM PDT
This is a mix that was co-created with my sister Andrea for a women's bootcamp class in Calgary. Lots of high-energy tunes here to get you through an hour-long workout; complete with some slower tracks at the end for some stretching and integration. An eclectic mix with something for everyone: funk, hip-hop, swing and pop. All served up with a side of (DJ)Rabbyt stew. Love can be love.
Special thanks to Colin Baillargeon for the cover art design!
Recently I have been uploading all my archived mixes to dropbox. Full access through this link: http://goo.gl/W58in1Canoe and a Cave (Autumn Inspirations Vol I)
September 18, 2016 10:01 PM PDT
As the leaves start to fall off the trees and that distinctive chill in the crisp autumn air returns, I am called to slow down and turn inwards. Autumn is represented by the medicine wheel direction of West and the colour blue (or sometimes black). In Ayurveda, autumn is represented by the Vatta (wind) dosha.
May this melodic and emotive mix help to relax and create space for introspection. The title comes to me from what I could remember from a recent dream… [I remember being asked 2 questions. I cannot remember the 1st for the life of me. The 2nd involved making a connection between a canoe and a cave. I began my story explaining how reality was a sort of illusion and how physical journeys were actually more about the inner journey - what goes on inside someone. Henceforth, it matters not whether you are travelling in a canoe or sitting in a cave. A cave is a type of canoe. The journey is inside regardless.]
"Remember, you only need to move a 1/4 inch in the direction of your dreams to start feeling better" - Don Ollsin
Intro | Excerpt(s) from Calum MacDiarmid's "Worship" (inspired by Derry MacDiarmid's "Century of Insight")
*Cover art credit: Elicia Edijanto http://www.eliciaedijanto.com/
Dropbox Access to all archived mixes: http://goo.gl/W58in1BEACH (Summer Inspirations Vol VI)
July 25, 2016 08:15 PM PDT
I love to feel full circles….. when what I thought was maybe lost returns again stronger with the uncanny sense of how it felt at the very beginning. The Love & The Music was born on the beaches of Australia. During my honeymoon in July I visited the Hawaiian island of Maui and felt the return of the inspiration of the beach (the cover photo and the ocean waves heard throughout the mix were recorded off the western shores of Maui). During this special time in my life I was filled with an incredible amount of creative energy, which has finally manifested in this sun-soaked tropical house mix. Thank you to everyone who supported Kimberly and I in our journey together, may you feel my love for you in this album. To everyone else, may these sounds lighten and uplift your mind, body and spirit….. wherever you are. One love.
Dropbox access to all archived mixes: http://goo.gl/W58in1Summer 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
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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