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24 Aug 08

#48 'Music from a Lost City'


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Location: Helsinki, Finland

Timo Rotonen is the founder of deeprhythms. A DJ for over decade, always looking for unearthed gems to share.



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First off, I'd like to send a big thank you to Henderick Mitchell for some of the music tips! His recommendations were the foundation for "Lost city". I submerged into an expanding network of very recent and unknown talent and discovered the most amazing tracks.

I honestly think "Lost city" is my best work so far. I did one take and the music clicked. But my mixing did not, so I thought I'd better do this one properly for once. As you can hear, this is a rehearsed mix.

I wanted to make a cinematic mix that would take you places, sounds corny but that is really what I had in mind. "Lost CIty" has a melancholic and moody storyline - with unpredictable twists thrown in hopefully. There's a good deal of variation and I tried my best to keep the mix dynamic rather than a medley of tracks.

Now, I'd really like to hear your opinion about this mix. I spent a considerable amount of time to make it just right, but now I'm a little unsure if I overdid it.

I really hope "Lost City" sparks some discussion. At least over the talent it showcases - I'm so happy I was able to discover the likes of The Oliverwho Factory (how on earth have I missed out on all their stuff for so long!? Extremely talented duo! ), Arto Mwambe (Henderick, I owe you big time), JuJu & Jordash, Vakula and the list goes on.

Now, go put on your headphones and let the music suck you into a city of sound...


00:00 Brothers' Vibe - Step into it (dub mix) - Mixx Records - 2008
07:39 AtJazz - Looking glass - Reincarnation - 2007
13:57 Arto Mwambe - Noh Ngamebo - Brontosaurus - 2007
19:01 The Oliverwho Factory - Rain 5th Wave - Madd Chaise Inc - 2003
22:55 Extraproduktionen - Subgreen(Arto Mwambe's Saap-Green mix) -
Brontosaurus - 2006
27:59 JuJu & Jordash - Time Slip - Real Soon - 2007
31:30 Mesuma - Left Then Up (Duplex remix) - Seventh Sign Recordings - 2007
37:52 The Oliverwho Factory - Come with Me - Madd Chaise Inc - 2008
41:29 Duoteque - Amacord (MYMY remix) - Boxer Recordings - 2006
44:13 Lowtec - Untitled (B2) - Workshop - 2006
48:19 Herb LF - Shake! - Farside - 2008
50:25 Quince - So Far - Music Man - 2007
58:25 Break SL - Witness - Philpot - 2008
62:43 Nekes - Waitin - Oslo - 2008
65:27 Vakula - Loop For my Friends - Uzuri - 2008
69:02 Russ Gabriel - Congarilla (Zwo! Tender Touch Mix) -
Thump Elektroniks - 2008
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