Midnight Elite Charts on Beatport!

Ayesha Adamo Midnight Elite Cover; Photo by John DeAmara; Newroz Recordings 2015

It’s so great to see this track—which seemed to be forever in the making—reach #16 in the Beatport Electronica charts!  The other remixes I created did pretty well too, reaching #29 in Deep House (a super tough category to chart in) and #77 in Techno!

Looks like all that time I spent with the analog modular synth paid off.  If you haven’t snagged a copy yet, get it here on Beatport:

https://pro.beatport.com/release/midnight-elite/1518421

Music written, produced and performed by Ayesha Adamo
Mixed by Lucius von Wahnfried
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, assisted by Rich Morales
Cover Photo by John DeAmara
Newroz Recordings 2015

WREK EDM Sound System Mix Tracklist

AyeshaAdamo_EDMSoundsystemMixWREKHere’s the complete tracklist for my 3-hour Valentine’s Day mix for EDM Soundsystem:

 

 

 

 

 

Joris Voorn – MoMo (Original Mix)

Robert Babicz – Mercury Bells (Dub)

Ian O’Donovan – Atoll (Original Mix)

Tash – Rebirth (Navid Mehr Last Goodbye Remix)

Pentatones – Karma Game (Steve Bug Retouch)

Millok, Zigelli – Feel Me (Mario Basanov Remix)

KANT – Dyster (Animal Trainer Remix)

The Acid – Ghost (Oliver Schories Remix)

Chris Rockz, SKO and Soulstar500 – Jade Symphony feat. Wu Teng (Original Mix)

Eelke Kleijn – Space Disco (Original Mix)

Alchemical Disco – Atomic (Ayesha Adamo Remix)

Plastikman – EXposed (Dubfire Remix)

Sebastian Mullaert – Direct Experience (Nick Dow Remix)

Chus & Ceballos, Oscar De Rivera – Blowing Minds (Dosem Remix)

Depeche Mode – Precious (DJ Dan 4 A.M. Mix)

Pride – Luca Cassani (Original Mix)

Henry Saiz – Haunted Girl Canyon (Eelke Kleijn Remix)

Rodg – Someone Said feat. Patrick Baker (Original Mix)

Alchemical Disco – Firebird (Original Mix)

Roger Shah & Sian Kosheen – Hide U (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)

LaMeduza & Silence Groove – Capture (Vitodito Remix)

Phaxe – Drums & Guns (Audiomatic Remix)

Johan Vilborg – Dynalife (Original Mix)

Depeche Mode – World In My Eyes (Cicada Remix)

Phaxe & Morten Granau – The Collective (Original Mix)

Sam Paganini – Rave (Original Mix)

Royksopp – Sordid Affair (Fehrplay Remix)

Jel Ford – Backyard (Original Mix)

Deadmau5 – Strobe (Full Length Version)

Monkey Safari – Cranes (Kolsch Remix)

Orbital and Angelo Badalamenti – Beached (Long Version)

3 Hour Mix for EDM Sound System with Dedication to Andrea Brannon

logoTonight’s Valentine’s Day, but if you’re not too busy being romantic/naughty, check out my 3-hour melodic masterpiece of a DJ mix on EDM Sound System.  It airs tonight from 9pm to midnight on Atlanta’s WREK, 91.1 FM.  You can stream it live tonight–or replay the episode for the next couple of weeks–at this link:

https://www.wrek.org/edmss/  ***Now on Soundcloud, see below

This mix is a truly special one for me because I’ve done it as a dedication to Andrea Brannon, my friend who passed away this week.  Andrea, along with her partner Affection Jon, were Eris Revolution, the promoter/DJs of the TRANSCEND parties that I played many times.  She was an amazing woman and a bright light in NYC’s dance music scene. She will be missed.  You can hear the dedication to her right at the top of the mix, plus plenty of trance and some Depeche Mode in her honor.   Hope you can check it out.  And enjoy this beautiful Valentine’s Night!

Alchemical Disco: Live Rehearsal Tape!

AlchemicalDiscoLiveFor the first time ever, check out Alchemical Disco playing live in this in-studio rehearsal tape!  This mini-set includes Firebird, Atomic and a top secret unreleased opening track. Enjoy!

 

DJing at Pacha this Saturday, November 8th!

20141108-cosmicgateFrom Eris Revolution, the creators of the legendary TRANSCEND parties, comes a truly epic night of Trance at Pacha NYC!

This Saturday, November 8th, I’ll be playing the early set (10pm to Midnight) downstairs at Pacha, starting off deep and getting progressively more trance-y, while German duo Cosmic Gate will be headlining the main floor.  Better yet, it’s only $10 if you’re on the guestlist–just email rsvp@erisrevolution.com with the name and email of each guest.  Full details can be found here on the facebook invite:

https://www.facebook.com/events/713887385368188/

Planning to drop some brand new stuff, forthcoming on Newroz Recordings.  Can’t wait to see you there…with glowsticks!

Atomic at #20 in the Music Week Club Charts!

Alchemical Disco's Atomic reaches #20 on Music Week Club Chart

 

Probably the best treat of my Halloween is having our first single as Alchemical Disco show up at #20 on the Music Week UK Commercial Pop Club charts.  We’re also at #92 on Music Week’s Upfront Club charts.  Big ups to all the great DJs in the UK that have been playing our track!  Happy Halloween!

 

Listen to Trance on the Porch broadcast on TRANSCEND 5 on Soundcloud

Missed my Live at TRANSCEND 5 mix on Trance on the Porch Radio?  No worries, I just posted the broadcast version on Soundcloud!   Pumped that the mix made it to #24 on Beatport’s mixes chart too! 🙂

Firebird Reviewed on The Noise Gate

NoiseGateLogoWow, check out this great review of Firebird on The Noise Gate!

http://www.thenoisegate.com/alchemical-disco-firebird/

So delighted with all the support we’ve been getting on this release.  Amazing to see our little Firebird taking flight!

Firebird and unreleased TRANSCEND mix on the Radio

Alchemical Disco - FirebirdIf you haven’t checked it out yet, my latest single with Alchemical Disco, Firebird, is out now on Beatport.  Here’s the link:

http://www.beatport.com/track/firebird-original-mix/5803823

What’s even better is that Firebird will be opening the Trance on the Porch radio show for this week, which airs starting tonight and through Wednesday on various syndicated stations, listed below.  Plus, the mix section of the show will feature my 80 minute unreleased live mix from the TRANSCEND party back in February.  This show is not to be missed.  Check out the times below–plus WERU-FM streams recent shows on-demand so you don’t have to be tied down by timing.

WERU-FM 89.9 FM from Blue Hill/Bangor, ME (http://www.weru.org) Friday nights at midnight Eastern Time.

***Stream recent shows on-demand here: https://weru.org/station/archives/181

 

KSMR-FM 92.5 FM and 94.3 FM from Winona, MN (http://ksmr.smumn.edu) Sunday mornings at 1AM Central Time.

WCRS-FM 98.3 FM and 102.1 FM from Columbus, OH (www.wcrsfm.org) Tuesday nights at midnight Eastern Time.

WTJU-FM 91.1 FM from Charlottesville, VA (www.wtju.net) Sunday mornings at 3AM Eastern Time.

WSLR-FM 96.5 FM from Sarasota, FL (www.wslr.org) Friday mornings at 1AM Eastern Time.

WXOJ-FM 103.3 FM from Northampton/Florence, MA (www.valleyfreeradio.org) Saturday nights at 9PM Eastern Time (may be pre-empted).

WYAP-LP 101.7 FM from Clay, WV (http://www.wyap.com) Friday and Saturday night at 11PM Eastern Time.

KPVL-FM 89.1 FM from Decorah, IA (http://www.891theblend.org) Friday nights at midnight Central Time.

WAZU-FM 90.7 FM from Peoria, IL (http://www.wazufm.org) Sunday mornings at 3AM Central Time.

KEOS-FM 89.1 FM from Bryan/College Station, TX (http://www.keos.org) Saturday evenings at 11PM Central Time.

INTERNET STATIONS:

Detour Music 105.3 FM from Knoxville, TN (http://www.thedetour.us) Friday nights at 8PM Eastern Time.

Geneva Radio from Geneva, NY (http://genevaradio.blogspot.com) Saturday mornings at 1AM Eastern Time.

PLUS random Pacifica Affiliates that air TOTP from time to time. Contact your local station and request Trance on the Porch!

Firebird #1 on Kings of Spins: Smell the Feathers.

Our soon-to-be released single, Firebird, made it to #1 on Kings of Spins!  This is the second release I’ve been working on as part of Alchemical Disco, available on Beatport September 10th.  It’s got an Eric Prydz vibe and features epic arpeggios and lush chord progressions done on the analog modular synth at our Brooklyn studio.  Get ready to smell the feathers!

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Atomic on the Radio and Interview for Electro Wow

Alchemical DIsco Atomic Album CoverAs you probably already know if you found your way to my blog, the debut release from Alchemical Disco (my new music project) is out now on Beatport.  Since its release on July 23rd, it’s made the genre releases charts on Beatport (#23 in Electro House, #26 in Indie Dance/Nu Disco, and #89 in Tech House), and landed my partner Lucius and me on many dance music websites and blogs, including this great interview for Electro Wow: http://www.electrowow.net/2014/08/alchemical-disco-interview-2014.html

On top of all that, starting tonight (Friday 8/22) and through next Wednesday, you can hear Atomic on the radio as the opening track of this week’s episode of Trance on the Porch, a weekly trance and progressive show on KZGM in Missouri and syndicated nationally.  Here’s a list of stations and air-times for Trance on the Porch (in semi-random order), check it:

KSMR-FM 92.5 FM and 94.3 FM from Winona, MN (http://ksmr.smumn.edu) Sunday mornings at 1AM Central Time.

WERU-FM 89.9 FM from Blue Hill/Bangor, ME (http://www.weru.org) Friday nights at midnight Eastern Time.

WCRS-FM 98.3 FM and 102.1 FM from Columbus, OH (www.wcrsfm.org) Tuesday nights at midnight Eastern Time.

WTJU-FM 91.1 FM from Charlottesville, VA (www.wtju.net) Sunday mornings at 3AM Eastern Time.

WSLR-FM 96.5 FM from Sarasota, FL (www.wslr.org) Friday mornings at 1AM Eastern Time.

WXOJ-FM 103.3 FM from Northampton/Florence, MA (www.valleyfreeradio.org) Saturday nights at 9PM Eastern Time (may be pre-empted).

WYAP-LP 101.7 FM from Clay, WV (http://www.wyap.com) Friday and Saturday night at 11PM Eastern Time.

KPVL-FM 89.1 FM from Decorah, IA (http://www.891theblend.org) Friday nights at midnight Central Time.

WAZU-FM 90.7 FM from Peoria, IL (http://www.wazufm.org) Sunday mornings at 3AM Central Time.

KEOS-FM 89.1 FM from Bryan/College Station, TX (http://www.keos.org) Saturday evenings at 11PM Central Time.

INTERNET STATIONS:

Detour Music 105.3 FM from Knoxville, TN (http://www.thedetour.us) Friday nights at 8PM Eastern Time.

Geneva Radio from Geneva, NY (http://genevaradio.blogspot.com) Saturday mornings at 1AM Eastern Time.

PLUS random Pacifica Affiliates that air TOTP from time to time. Contact your local station and request Trance on the Porch!

DJ Ayesha Adamo in the Beatport Top 40

Transcend2CoverIn a grand streak of awesomeness, my most recent live DJ mix, TRANSCEND 2, reached #40 on the Beatport Top 100 mixes!

This new one is a blend of progressive and deep trance grooves, that combines the latest from Pryda and Michael Woods with a few timeless Twilo favorites from back in the day.  TRANSCEND 2 weaves seamlessly through mind-splitting mixes, with over 90 minutes of dancefloor sexiness.  Live at TRANSCEND Volume 2 was recorded live at Dark Room, NYC, on 5/22/2013.  Cover photo by John DeAmara.

Click here to get this mix in super 320 kbps quality:

http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/dj-ayesha-adamo-live-at-transcend-volume-2/80453

DJ Ayesha Adamo Live at TRANSCEND

Check out my latest DJ mix, recorded live at Dark Room on the Lower East Side.  This recording is the opening set of the very first night of TRANSCEND—an all new weekly party brought to you by the Trance music impresarios at Eris Revolution.

Starting out in Tech House, this mix builds all the way through Progressive into Trance.  You’ll want to grab your glowsticks and call in sick on Thursday for sure.  Recorded live on May 8, 2013.  Cover photo by John DeAmara.

 

New Live DJ mix from Orchid Evenings!

OrchidEveCoverAt long last, I’ve finally posted an hour mix from one of my sets at New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Evenings in April.

Spinning World Music for a change was an amazing challenge, and I think you’ll agree that journeying outside my usual EDM box has allowed me to create a mix that’s truly unique and special.

This set is from the evening of April 12th, and journeys from lush loungy terrain all the way through to thumping Latin House, spanning continents and decades of international sounds.  The fusion and play between traditional World Music and dance genres dominates throughout, and the live Arabic remix of Tube & Berger’s “Imprint of Pleasure” is enough to make DJ aficionados weep with joy.  Heck, I even include a Salsa mix of my namesake song—kind of like spelling my own name out in the notes of a fugue 😉

Play it.  Download it.  Enjoy it.  Vive la différence!  This mix is hot.

Special thanks to Victor Chu for the cover photo.

DJing Orchid Evenings!

World Music: it’s a crazy thing, but some of these people actually recorded their songs without using a click track!  (All you DJs out there know what I’m talking about).  Luckily the music itself is amazing and I’m excited to be spinning it tonight, tomorrow, and for the next few Fridays among the lovely tropical orchids for Orchid Evenings at the New York Botanical Garden (the big one in the Bronx, not Brooklyn).  I got a chance to check it out this past month when my friend Julio was DJing and I can tell you first hand that it’s a beautiful and spectacular night out.

I’ll be DJing on April 5th, 6th, 12th, and 19th (all Fridays, and the 6th, which is a Saturday).  The event begins at 6:30pm until 9pm, and the Orchid Show itself is just a short walk from the Metro North stop.  I’ll be playing all World Music (blended with some electronic stuff), which has had me up to my ears in djembe and sitar for the past few weeks.  Tickets are $30 for non-members, $20 for members.  21 and over.

Here’s a link to info about the event:
http://www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2013/orchid-show/evenings.php

And here’s a more direct link to purchase tickets:
http://secure4.gatewayticketing.com/NYBG/shop/viewitems.aspx?merchant=PUBlic&categorygroupexternalid=PUBcg&categoryexternalid=TOSEVE2013

New Articles on Alternet

Somewhere in between performing finger-tapping choreography in a cell phone commercial and compiling a Sitar Songbook for my DJing gig at the New York Botanical Gardens, I’ve been doing a lot of writing for Alternet.org.  The two-part article that I did on Harmony Korine’s fantastic new film Spring Breakers has been trending pretty heavily, with part 2 appearing on Salon.com and making the top 10 most popular on Alternet.  Be warned: this article goes pretty deep, looking beyond the film into the reality of youth, sexuality, and exploitation—from Girls Gone Wild to Backroom Casting Couch. It took a lot from me to write it.

Another article I wrote outlines various subgenres of Electronic Dance Music, and is helpful reading for anyone trying to decipher dubstep or pinpoint the difference between house and techno.

Here are links to them all:

Spring Breakers, Part 1:
http://www.alternet.org/culture/startling-spring-breakers-film-explores-sexual-coercion-turned-its-head

Spring Breakers, Part 2:
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/29/real_spring_breakers_dont_have_happy_endings_partner/singleton/

EDM explained:
http://www.alternet.org/culture/cant-tell-difference-between-witch-house-and-nu-disco-welcome-electronic-dance-music-101

New DJ Mix Download: Live at Good Times Rivington

Traveling home on the train today with no giant plush teddy bear on the seat next to you?  Me too!  Awesome.  Who needs another animal that was stuffed in China, prix fixe dinners, or chocolates from Duane Reade.

Instead, I give you this mix.  It’s the live recording from my set at Good Times Rivington Sessions last month.  For those of you who made it to the event, you already know that you want to jam up a little more of the precious space on your hard drive by downloading this.  Tarik (Terry Gotham) put together another amazing night!  For those of you who missed it, enjoy an hour of tech house, progressive (the tasteful kind) and nu disco this Valentine’s Day from me:

Cover photographer: Yoni Goldberg, MUA: Crystal Oquendo

New DJ Mix Download: Live at Asellina

I’ve already had the pleasure of seeing some of your lovely faces at Asellina—the restaurant in the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel where I’ve been DJing a bit lately. For those of you that I haven’t seen, have I got a live mix for you!

One of the amazing things about DJing at Asellina is that it’s a long set, generally a full 5 hours, so I can really show off a mix that builds and builds, sort of a dying art among today’s DJs. Also, because it’s a restaurant, I get to play genres that I’ve never really had the opportunity to try out, since I’ve always been more dancefloor-centric.  It’s an adventure in melting all sorts of genres together, and I definitely make pretty heavy use of the looping capabilities in Ableton with my APC 40.

The mix below features 2 grooving hours of my 5 hour set, recorded live at Asellina on June 20, 2012. Mixing flawlessly between genres, from lounge, ambient and trip-hop to nu disco and light progressive house (there’s even some stuff that could pass for rock in there), this mix is perfect listening, whether you’re sipping a cocktail on your yacht or slipping into that hammered satin Halston for a night on the town. Sorry, top 40, but you’re not on the list.

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