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29 Dec 09

#51 'Isolation Tank'


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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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2009 is almost over and here's a mix to celebrate the New Year. The starter track from Daniel Paul's excellent Night Shift album (which has not gotten the attention it deserves mind you!) sets the mood for the whole mix - if you're into round basslines, lush pads and warm chords sugared with celestial tingles then this one does it for you.

Looking back at the mix, I'm amazed at the quantity & quality of the Dutch labels present. And by looking at the release dates, the mix even has a bit of "best tracks of the last part of 2009 that you may have slept on" feel to it. Daniel P does qualify, since that Cabinet Records compilation was re-released digitally this year, heh.

Deymare - yes, he's present here as well. That Quantic rework deserves to be released, even a limited white label pressing would do, the track is so well crafted as is his Bring it Back released in august on Maxime. Another unreleased track from Janne&Jukka deserves the same attention, I'm waiting what 2010 holds for the duo...

Also, don't sleep on the French Aglia records - Krispaglia showcases what a quality label they are, really into their sound hoping they will release loads next year. Hunee is not a stranger to most of you, I'm a big fan - expect to hear more of his produtions in forthcoming mixes. Mobach and Junkuhn are also the ones to watch, excellent stuff.

Lastly, people ask me why I don't make mixes as often as I used to. I'd love to, but currently my time is very limited. But, I think DR is still going strong even without my contributions, I'm still involed you know - in more of a curator role than as a dj maybe. Just look at the wonderful guest mixes we had this year and Henderick's weekly show hosted here, it's safe to say 2009 was a good year.

Here's to 2010, let us know how you feel about this mix!


00:00 Daniel Paul - Pizza & Salat - Cabinet Records - 2009
04:40 D5 - Floatation Tank - Delsin - repress 2009
10:39 Quantic - Sweet Calling (Deymare rework) - unreleased bootleg - 2009
15:55 Delgui - Highlights (Duplex reshape) - Statik Entertainment - 2009
22:40 Kingpin Cartel - Float (original mix) - Saved Records - 2009
24:45 Chicago Skyway - Heavens & Angels (mix 6) - M>O>S Recordings - 2009
30:13 Tom Trago - Passion (Motor City Drum Ensemble remix) - Rush Hour Recordings - 2009
36:27 Janne&Jukka - Acting Cool - unreleased - 2009
41:10 Daniel P - Discomadley - Plus 8 Records Ltd. - 2006
45:43 Haruki Matsuo - Fade In, Fade Out - Night Moves - 2009
52:26 Deymare - Bring It Back (original mix) - Maxime Records - 2009
58:45 Two Armadillos - Hawthorne's Theme (original mix) - Bangbang! - 2009
64:57 Junkuhn - Moving to B (frizzy mix)- Sologroove - 2009
68:10 Hunee - Tour De Force - W.T. Records - 2009
72:54 Krispaglia - Noir De Coeur - Aglia records - 2009
77:44 Mobach - Submersion Dub - SD Records - 2009
81:00 END

  • Wine,women,weed and this funky-ass mix!!!!!

  • Dazcamps45

    OMG best mix i've heard all year. Every fucking track slaughters me I fuckin love you brother

  • Don Pablo

    Thank you very much Timo. Yours is a great labour: to share feelings through Deep-House.
    Once I found this site the net doesn't still the same.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Sbngmjl25

    i blame this Mix cause now am a huge fan of DR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • <h3>Older comments from the message board:</h3>

    -------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: Pat (
    Date: December 30, 2009 02:39PM

    Well Timo,

    As I allready told you, you don't drop many mixes, but what you drop is just so nice!

    All lovely tracks! Especially the track from Deymare: sweet and funky!

    2009 was a great year for HOUSE music, so many good releases!

    I feel that 2010 is gonna be great too!

    Thx to all the Dj's on DR (Timo, Henderick and all the guests) and a very special thx to all the listeners which make this fun to do!

    Have all a lovely NYE!

    Pat Lezizmo

    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: JeffJensen (
    Date: January 8, 2010 02:44PM


    I am currently deployed and found your website just on chance. I have to login and check it out everytime I get a chance now! I have been away from my decks and music sooo long now and finally get to go home in about a week! I love all of your mixes and have been downloading them for the flight home. Keep it up! I would like to send you a mix or two when I get back(after I reaquaint myself with my gear).

    Take care!


    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: fleep... (
    Date: January 15, 2010 07:35AM

    Hey Timo...

    Its been a while. This mix is absolutely beautiful. I love the intro and it sets the mood for the entire mix. Fantastic selection of deep grooves to wind away the night...


    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: Timo (a85-156-228-80.elisa-laajakais...)
    Date: January 16, 2010 12:23AM

    Cheers guys, thanks for the feedback!

    @fleep - how about a guest mix from you?


    -------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: fleep... (
    Date: January 20, 2010 10:04AM

    Hey Timo!

    Sure. How about a nice deep spacey aquatic mix of bubbling basslines and swirly pads sound to you?


    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: Timo (
    Date: January 20, 2010 10:40AM

    Sounds great - mail me at timo <at> and let's discuss the details...


    -------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: David (cpe-76-168-254-245.socal.res.r...)
    Date: February 11, 2010 11:36PM

    15:55 Delgui - Highlights (Duplex reshape) - Statik Entertainment - 2009

    OH. MY. GOD.

    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: David (cpe-76-168-254-245.socal.res.r...)
    Date: February 12, 2010 12:17AM

    So I'm obviously just listening to this mix for the first time...

    58:45 Two Armadillos - Hawthorne's Theme (original mix) - Bangbang! - 2009


    Good lord man. This mix is sooooo good.

    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: TheDeepEnd (
    Date: February 26, 2010 12:13PM

    Have been listening to this mix over and over.

    Have also become obsessed with the Deymare rework of the Quantic track (track 3 of the mix). After listening to the original unremixed version, I cannot imagine what inspired Deymare to put a dirty, dubby, deep house mix underneath the original soulful vocal. It shouldn't work but it does...absolutely brilliant!

    Also love the way Timo has mixed it then in to the more chilled out Delgui track - "I can see the highLIGHTS, everywhere in my LIFE"...

    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: pinkychukkles (cpc1-dals17-2-0-cust296.hari.c...)
    Date: March 24, 2010 11:23AM

    Thanks for the mix - lovely first track, wish it was available on vinyl.
    Yes, it's another blog...

    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: Timo (
    Date: March 24, 2010 12:32PM

    Cheers Pinky, did you check out Daniel's mix already? Agree with the vinyl thing, but Serato/Ms Pinky to the rescue!


    --------Re: Deeprhythms #51 - "Isolation Tank" by Timo
    Posted by: Nobbby (cpc1-cmbg14-0-0-cust486.cmbg.c...)
    Date: March 24, 2010 04:17PM

    Too many good tracks on this mix to choose from... very nicely and smoothly done.
    A listening treat - ***** 5 star

    Thanks Timo!

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