Live at Verboten Mix and Tracklist

Ayesha Adamo Live at Verboten DJ Mix September 2, 2015

It was so amazing to get to play for the Rite of Wednesdays crowd at Verboten this month.  Here’s the full live mix from that night – a true progressive techno scorcher.  This technically challenging set loops in and out of all kinds of mental wormholes.  Complete tracklist below!

Tracklist:

Blancah – Hummingbird (Original Mix) – Steyoyoke

Re.you – Very Very (Butch Remix) – Moon Harbour Recordings

(Vocal Samples: Ayesha Adamo – Midnight Elite (Original Mix) – Newroz Recordings)

Manuel De La Mare & DANCElectric PHILIPE – Why So Serious (Original Mix) – 303 Lovers

Quivver – Everything Remains the Same (Original Mix) – Selador vs. Cubicolor – Clime (Original Mix) – Anjunadeep

Bog & Jonas Saalbach – Indie Rubels (Original Mix) – Bedrock Records

Kid Francescoli – Blow Up (Konvex & The Shadow, & Melokolektiv Remix) – Off Recordings

Los Paranos – Rise of Emotions (Original Mix) – Suara

Alchemical Disco – Atomic (Ayesha Adamo Remix) – Newroz Recordings

Scuba – Glacial (Original Mix) – Life And Death

Blancah – Casuar (Original Mix) – Steyoyoke

Terranova – Tell Me Why feat. Stereo MC’s (Danny Daze Remix) – Kompakt

Victor Calderone – Mole (Original Mix) – Intec vs. Nezzy Idy – Nova (Alchemical Disco Remix) – Newroz Recordings

Jel Ford – Overcast (Original Mix) – Drumcode

Carl Cox & Eric Powell – Moroccan Chant Number 2 (Roel Salemink & Drumcomplex Remix) – Bush Records

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

Live Mix from Pacha and Ten Walls Response

This mix was recorded during my set last Saturday night, before the news about Ten Walls hit the internet in full force.  I have chosen to keep his new song, Blue Orphan, in the mix.  By no means is this meant to advocate the grossly homophobic sentiments expressed by Ten Walls in his recent rant.  However, it is meant to advocate a reverence for the sanctity of art beyond the oft-imperfect humanity of the artist.

Mario Basanov is responsible for his words, no doubt.  And the businesses that have dropped him from their lineups and rosters must make the business choice to rightly preserve the image of their companies by distancing themselves from a viewpoint that thankfully stands in opposition to their ethos.

But what do we really gain by removing Tem Walls’ songs from our libraries?  If we curate our creative palate on the basis of an artist’s ability to conform to any idea of right or wrong at all—whether social, political or moral—then we miss the chance to experience the great work of a William Burroughs or a Richard Wagner.  Indeed, we miss much.  Consider that Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, loved to listen to Wagner’s music and you begin to understand.  The excellence of the creative work stands by itself and naturally rises above the human imperfections of its earth-bound creator.

In the case of Mario Basanov, there is much to respect about his talent, as his level of songwriting, musicianship, and production are all consistently exceptional.  His creative output speaks for itself and for its own part, the creative work has never spoken ill of anyone. The music is innocent.  But more than that, transcendent.  As much as his rant offered something awful to the world, his music offers something truly great—a sound that inspired many fans and mimics for years now, and that sound has not changed.

We are often eager to point the finger, calling out the evil that’s “over there,” always “the bad guy” who stands nowhere near us.  Never us, but always them.  It is easier to choose a figure or a group as an emblem of all that is unseemly.  And when that figure is publicly destroyed, we can all feel that we’ve flushed out the evil, not realizing the sentiments we have partaken in during the destruction of “the bad guy” are our very own evils in action.  While some have responded to the Ten Walls incident with humor (as in the hilarious “It’s Raining Men” video), others have come from a place of retaliation and cruelty.  Are we any better for meeting hatred with hatred by our nasty online comments?  We don’t know whether this person went through something in his upbringing or life experiences that caused him to think the way he does—not that it would be an excuse, but it might change the nature of our response.  I wouldn’t want to be the one to shut out and ridicule someone who has already been hurting, which is always a possibility.  What kind of community do we want to build? One that meets intolerance with more intolerance?  Or do we treat people like people and understand them as the imperfect humans that we all are? Do we want to be a generation that can’t look past the shortcomings of the artist to see the excellence of the art?

There are artists who will use this opportunity to present themselves as the opposite of “the bad guy.”  There are lesser artists who will secretly rejoice to see someone of such superior talent fall so far; still others who would gladly have Ten Walls ghostwrite/produce the work that is well beyond the scope of their own talent while their suave words and wider grins keep them up on the soapbox, dropping beats another day.   Most of those artists aren’t making very compelling work.  There are many unskilled acts populating the charts and festival stages due to their congenial personalities in social media.  I myself would rather hear the Ring Cycle.   And so I’ve chosen to keep Ten Walls in the mix because the excellence of his work speaks to me in a voice much greater than the smallness of his personal rants.

Midnight Elite Music Video

Ayesha Adamo Midnight Elite Music VideoIf you haven’t done so already, check out the music video for your favorite version of Midnight Elite in the playlist below.  In addition to being the writer/producer/performer on the song, I also edited and shot the music video.  The ever incredible Bryce Churchill is responsible for the cool 3D effects.  Check it out!

DJing for Marco Bailey at Pacha NYC

Marco Bailey at Pacha NYC,  Saturday June 6, 2015I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be DJing at Pacha NYC this Saturday, June 6th when Marco Bailey takes over for a night of killer tech house and techno.  I’ve been a fan of Marco’s work for years and first became aware of him with his early Bedrock Records releases.  Here’s the address of Pacha, and be sure to mention Navy Promotions at the door for reduced cover (and it may even be free before midnight!)

Saturday, June 6th

Pacha NYC

618 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

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!

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! 🙂

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!

TRANSCEND 4: Top 25 on Beatport Mixes

DJ Ayesha Adamo Live at TRANSCEND 4.  Photo by Rhake WinterIn case you missed it, here’s my last mix of 2013: TRANSCEND Volume 4.  It made it all the way up to #23 on the Beatport mixes countdown, which is especially great because it’s my personal favorite mix of the series so far.

Recorded live at Dark Room, NYC on September 25th, this volume has some deeper, more techno vibes.  I’m particularly fond of the old Platipus Records sampling over the new Japanese Popstars track, Out of Nowhere, that comes early on in the 90-minute journey.  Brilliant and daring stuff…if I do say so myself!  😉

More to come in 2014.  But for now, check out the mix on Beatport below.  Photo by Rhake Winter.

http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/dj-ayesha-adamo-live-at-transcend-volume-4/124969

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