Apr 2011
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Hangover Sessions #03

The third issue of Aka Tell´s Hangover Sessions is a story about dancefloor bangers and brings you again 1 hour of personal music highlights.

Aka Tell´s Hangover Sessions is a series of monthly dj mixes. For one hour Aka spins the tracks that he loved most, that influenced him or about that he really had to say some words during the last few weeks. Every mix is accompanied by an article on discodemons.net in which he is disclosing thoughts, stories and anecdotes about that mix.

Aka Tell is a member of the electro house act A.G.Trio. Together with Andy Korg he heads the austrian electro house label Etage Noir Special. He has been active as a DJ for more than 10 years. Aka Tell lives in Vienna, Austria.

[find the whole article and the tracklist after the jump]

There are these tracks that make a DJ set outstanding. Very often they are heavy bangers, sometimes they are subtle and deep. The thing they have in common is, that they go one step further than the average producer does at the time they are released. Or at least they do exactly the right thing at the right time – when everyone else just does not get it. I do not talk about underground hits that only a few “experts” know – these tracks go big. They stay in your DJ sets for a long time, you know them very well after some time and then it even appears as if your whole set is arranged around that tracks. Lucky those DJs/producers who can call one or some of these tracks their own.
Of course these tracks are rare‚ it would not make any sense to just have outstanding tracks – although nearly every press info sheet nowadays would like to tell us exactly that.
It´s not always so easy to recognise those tracks on first sight. I have to admit, that with some of them it took me some time – sometimes I even turned down these records and later it was hard to get them (back when people used vinyl, you remember?) – and occasionally I even had to buy them a second time as I used them too heavy.
But sometimes it´s so obvious that you start thinking by yourself why nobody did this before.
I included the latest tracks of some great artists in this months set. Some of them were already responsible for such outstanding tracks. For example Bart B More, who killed it with his 2010 smasher “Brap”. Together with Harvard Bass, who set himself on my alltime favorite list with “Pruno”, he did the track “Listen to this” for the “Miami Noize 2011” compilation.
And, of course, I had to include the latest Steve Aoki collabo “Turbulence” with Laidback Luke. Steve always knows exactly who to work with – and everybody is playing this track right know.
But my super outstanding track of this month is definitely “The Joker” by Felix Cartal. Sure, everybody knows Felix, everybody loves Felix. He did some great releases, but in my opinion this is his masterpiece so far.
It´s one of those tracks where you know, that every DJ has it in his playlist for tonight and it is the track people were talking about backstage in the last few weeks.
The track features the sound of “now” and combines raw energy with (dancefloor-)pop-appeal. It´s uncommon enough to stand out and common enough to fit into everyone´s DJ set. I am pretty sure it will remain in my set for a long time. It already destroyed some club furnishing when people started raving (for real).

After such an introduction its hard to say something about the “other tracks” in this episode of the “Hangover Sessions”. Actually there are some more excellent tracks – not just the best of the rest. I am starting with Dead C∆T Bounce´s remix of “Starry Eyed” by Ellie Goulding. We are currently working on a A.G.Trio remix of a new Dead C∆T Bounce and You Killing Me track and I really like their stuff.
German Disco Trash Music will release a remix EP for their 2010 track “Floorkiller” in April and I really like the fact, that this led me to the work of an Austrian newcomer: Trash Junk did excellent work here and I also recommend to listen to his other tracks on Soundcloud.
And finally MSTRKFT released two free tracks this month. People have been talking about this a lot. I came across some positive and some more negative opinions. I for my part like them both, although they do not sound like the well known releases they did before.

Ellie GouldingStarry Eyed (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix)
DVXLTransylvania (Electro Mix)
DJ Red, DJ Scotty Boy & RevolvrWarface
Sick BoyBang Your Head (Clockwork Remix)
MSTRKRFTBeards Again
Ferry CorstenPunk (Sidney Samson)
Bart B More & Harvard BassListen To This
Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki feat Lil JonTurbulence
Attack 1985 & Nightbreaker Hornet (OHHNO! Remix)
Blatta & Inesha feat. Doc Trashz Daddy´s Home (Gooseflesh Remix)
MixHellAntigalactic (Mumbai Science Remix)
Felix CartalThe Joker
Dumme JungsDaylight (Club Mix)
Jacob van Hage & D-WayneEponym
Disco Trash MusicFloorkiller (Trash Junk Remix)


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cover-pic by mnd_ – backlab.at