Deep & Funky Summer Vibes 🌞⛱🌴

Get ready for the summer with some funky beach vibes, deep and tech house.

 

 

@docholliday is a new member of our community and your prominent tour guide on this marvelous summer journey through house music. His funky mixtape really sets the bar high up with its proper beach vibes, a timeless, heavenly mixture of deep house and nu disco. Grab your sunglasses, let the sunshine in and press play!

 

 

Watch out for this techno lover from Gothenburg, Sweden! @ohedner’s loungetech selection is only 20 minutes long but what it lacks in length, makes up in quality. ‘Mjölk’ means ‘milk’ in Swedish and it contains free-range gourmet grooves with some of the most exciting deep and tech house tracks. Perfect for chilling on a warm day, embrace all these hot beats.

 

 

@billionbeatz posted his first mixtape in January and we had to wait quite some time for a follow-up. According to our ears, every minute was worth waiting. House-infused beats and massive techno vibes paired up with tropical drums. Get your summer grooves on!

Dirty Disco Radio & Dope Deep Sounds

The vibe doctor is back with another fabulous deep house mixtape. Let it blow you away!

 

 

Dirty Disco Radio is already a familiar name in the Pacemaker community – Kono Vidovic is our go-to person when it comes to the most carefully curated deep house tracks, someone you can trust with fixing your groovy needs. Our vibe doctor is now back with another fabulous mixtape that soothes both body and mind. Let him take you on a trip to the magical world of rhythms with this bootylicious and relaxing selection.

 

 

Sweet summer melodies coming from @trip_c’s mixing kitchen. Contains all the perfect ingredients for relaxing, chilling or partying, blended to perfection. It’s always quite a task to mix vocal tracks but he took the challenge and slow-cooked it for you to enjoy. Dance, pop with a hint of EDM.

 

 

Be it from sunrise to sunset or from sunset to sunrise, this tech house and techno goodie bag won’t disappoint your thirsty ears. @capturingphi knows his music and he shows off his mixing skills as well in this Pacemaker+ mixtape. No rest for the wicked!

Pacemaker 2.3.2: Major Facelift 😎

 

We’ve revamped some vital features so you will enjoy mixing even more.

 

Pacemaker 2.3.2

Here’s what’s new!

– Match Machine in the Mix View
Get instant track recommendations while you’re creating your mix. Match Machine now also available when you’re adding the next track to your mix.

– Pre-listen in Tracklist
You can now pre-listen tracks in the tracklist without having to add them to the mix – just press on 🎧 to play.

– Art Covers in Tracklist
No more gloomy, boring lists. From now on, each track in the tracklist has a nice little thumbnail with its original album cover.

– Minor and major bug fixes
That feeling when bugs are gone and the app is lit again.

 

Update now in App Store!

Weekend Warmup: Amazing Party Mixtapes!

It’s never too early to get started with these party-proof mixtapes.

 

 

@momojojo43oh (almost the evil monkey!) is back with a luxurious mixtape for all occasions – but mostly for getting weird with these hypnotic deep and tech house anthems. Seamless mixing, going from dreamy to pumping, this selection might be the perfect soundtrack for your party persona.

 

 

Dear @rawdog69, just how much we luuuurv your next-level creations?! Mixing deep with deeper, topping it up with the cream of the cream when it comes to vocal house. Sensual grooving, timeless rhythms and showcasing tons of creativity with Pacemaker+. Welcome to mashup heaven!

 

 

Listen to one of the wildest and craziest mixtapes ever made with Pacemaker+. @insincerelymine created this warmup for your weekend bash with a ridiculous energy level. Mixing hip-hop with dubstep and EDM, blending vocals with the harshest beats. #yourunityouruleit

 

Stay inspired, keep your mixtapes coming – next week it could be your turn!

Three Groovin’ House Mixtapes

Groovylicious house with a touch of hip-hop from three legendary Pacemaker users.

 

 

It’s always tough when daily life happens and @stanfitz is away from the Pacemaker decks. He celebrated his return with a smashing deep house mixtape – a selection and style that only he can carry out so masterfully and consistently. Great to have you back!

 

 

@illtino is another legend who needs no introduction. He’s one of the pillars of the community and this mixtape should be your main inspiration when it comes to discovering the perks of Pacemaker+. Mashing up hip-hop over house beats, the result is marvellous!

 

 

@samuelnatal79 posted 45 mixtapes so far – he’s not only dedicated when it comes to creating but also when it comes to listening to others’ mixes and giving feedback. His latest selection contains the finest of house music, opening and closing with Carl Cox and building up groovy, playful rhythms inbetween. Give it a spin!

 

Stay inspired, keep your mixtapes coming – next week it could be your turn!

Guest Mixtape & Interview: Molikasi

Influenced by African and Asian sounds, Molikasi works, samples and magnifies his own voice and instrument, to give an impression of coming from faraway places and break the rules of electro pop. We had a little chat with the French artist and you can also listen to his excellent Kitsuné Hot Stream mixtape!

 

Molikasi

 

How did you get interested in music?

I got interested in music thanks to my cousin who used to play guitar. I wanted to do the same so I first learned some standard guitar songs. Then I came to electronic music and production.

Tell us a bit about the Soundress label.

Soundress is a label working with artists like Dim Sum, Clanch, Candidat, Le goût acide des conservateurs…

How’s life in Paris as a musician? What inspires you the most in the city?

Paris is a really cool place for musicians. You can easily meet people and see the artists live. But sometimes you also needs space and time to get inspired so it’s cool to leave the city for the countryside.

Name 3 artists who inspire you the most when it comes to making music.

Bibio / Mura Masa / Fleet Foxes

Name 3 tracks from this year that made a big impression on you.

Kidswaste “Time”

Whitney “No Woman”

Louis The Child “Love is alive”

 

 

If you could swap bodies with another artist for a weekend, whose skin would you like to sneak in and why?

Thom Yorke… it could be interesting to be in his mind for a weekend

What do you do when you’re not making music?

I’m drawing while thinking of music

What would you do if – for some mysterious reason – there would be no more music from tomorrow on?

I would be drawing the music instruments of my dreams

What are you working on right now?

New tracks that I will release soon.

Please tell us a bit about your Kitsuné Hot Stream mix, how did you pick these tracks?

I wanted to start the mix with a danceable part so I chose Moullinex “Open House” and Allen French “Nova Vida” which both match well with my track “Danse de l’hiver”. Then I chosed to lower the tempo with Young Futura and Saux and to finish with this incredible song “Umbo” by IFE.

How do you like Pacemaker? What are your favourite features?

Pacemaker is a very cool app, I love the idea! I love that it works with Spotify so that you can easily pick tracks in your library.

 

More on Molikasi:

Soundcloud

Soundress website

Soundress on Facebook

 

Create mashups with 30 million tracks! 💥

We got MASSIVE news! Crop tracks, refine your mix and create unique mashups. Update now in App Store – you’re in for a treat!

 

Jay-Z’s legendary audio engineer, Young Guru and his Era of the Engineer team supports what Pacemaker embodies: “At Era, our mission is to empower the builder and Pacemaker gives everyday people a tool to be creative with music. Since it’s a mobile app, anyone can now create an incredible professional sounding mixtape or mashup from anywhere in the world.” – says Jerald Cooper, co-founder of Era of The Engineer.

Check out Young Guru’s first Pacemaker+ mixtape

 

Young Guru

 

Pacemaker+ includes:

– Studio ✂️
Crop the beginning and end of tracks, set your mix on more precise levels – phrase, bar and beat. You get 500 sessions for free to get a taste of the Studio. 

– Profile Badge 💎
Be cooler than anyone else with a fancy Pacemaker+ badge.

Cool new features:

– Undo Your Mixtakes 🔧
Everyone makes misteaks but not everyone can fix them. You can now fix it all with Undo.

– New Play-Marker  ▶️
The new play-marker jumps exactly where you want it to. Finally!

– New Waveforms 🌊
Pretty, nifty and more functional!

If you have any questions or just want to say hi, send us an e-mail! (hi@pacemakerapp.com)

Watch The Hype: African Beats & House 🇿🇦

Watch The Hype is back with ‘Our Black Roots’, a mix dedicated to recognising the importance of black music in shaping electronic music. We have picked two more gems from the community that perfectly fit in the concept. Expect some exotic rhythms and organic beats!

 

 

Watch The Hype is back with their second mixtape on Pacemaker. ‘Our Black Roots’ is dedicated to recognising the importance of black music in shaping electronic music. The tracks in this mix were all curated by artists who contributed to their online Our Black Roots feature. So, while you listen, you can read each artist’s personal story behind each track. Mr. G, Matthew Herbert, Hieroglyphic Being and more take part!

 

 

Same concept, different style – @jlmickles selected almost 2 hours of dusty beats, booming kick drums, percussions and dub-disco inspired by various African countries and instruments. You can even hear a track from Lee “Scratch” Perry, the inventor of remixing who recently celebrated his 81th birthday. 

 

 

Playing around with rhythm and beats is a highly rewarding experience, although blending the worlds of electronic and organic grooves can be a challenge. @provocateur accepted the challenge, his afrohouse mix is drawing inspiration from Angola, Mali, Nigeria and all the hidden tribes who shaped and keep shaping electronic music.

Guest Mixtape & Interview: Young Franco

We had a cool chat with the ever so amazing Young Franco and he even created a fabulous mixtape featuring Kitsuné tracks. The Australian genius started DJing when he was 16 and got into producing just a few years ago. He’s inspired by hip-hop, soul and funk and keeps sweeping the world off its feet (quite literally) with his unique funky beats. No dancefloor remains intact when he’s dictating the rhythm.

Young Franco

When was that point when you realized that music is going to be your biggest passion in your life?

Music was always a big part of my life and I think I never had a point I realised it just became more and more important to me.

You’re from Brisbane, Australia. How’s the electronic music scene over there?

Really good! Lots of cool musicians coming up at the moment. Feki, The Kite String Tangle, Tyler Touche.

You did what many are only dreaming of: put your studies on hold to pursue your music career full-time. Was this a difficult choice to make?

Not really, it was a very natural progression.

What and who inspires you the most when it comes to making music?

I think anyone doing something cool in their own respective field is inspiring. Whether it be art or music or anything in the creative field.

You’ve recently been on tour with Kitsuné in Europe. Which show and city was the most memorable for you and why?

All the shows were amazing and were equally memorable. I thoroughly enjoyed the Madrid show. Goya Social Club is such a vibe.

When it comes to the audience, do you see any difference between shows in Australia and Europe?

I think it’s just what people are used to listening to. Australia has a unique style and Europe has so much culture and vibe. I think people are always up to have a good time though no matter where you are from.

If you could go back in time 10 years, is there anything you would like to change?

Nothing!

Who would you like to collaborate with the most and why?

Kaytranada, such an amazing artist.

Is there a music genre you can’t stand listening to?

I generally don’t listen to. Maybe heavy metal?

Is there some music you like but you’re ashamed to admit?

I love classical music! Not ashamed to admit it but it is a bit different.

Who would you like to meet the most? Dead or alive.

Debussy

What’s your favourite place in the world?

I don’t have a favourite but Paris is up there. So is Sydney.

What’s your favourite thing on the internet?

Videos of Dogs.

What do you do when you’re not making music, touring or DJing?

Watching YouTube videos.

What are you working on right now?

My next single.

How do you like Pacemaker? What are your favourite features and what would you like to add or improve?

I love being able to use songs from Spotify. I found it hard to give a proper mix between some of the tracks.

 

Discover Young Franco:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Soundcloud

Instagram

Deep House & Chill = ❤️

 

Three fabulous mixtapes for the perfect love triangle: deep, house and chill!

 

 

To quote @proudspark’s description of his own mixtape: “WOW. Just #wow.” This is a spot on summary of just how nifty this mixed bag of goodies turned out. He mixed his own Discover Weekly recommendations from Spotify and let himself be surprised by the results. Push play and let yourself marvel at how easy it can be to have a top notch selection for your mixtape! 😍

Featuring: Borrowed Identity, John Talabot, Yuksek

 

 

“May cause an unsafe rise in blood pressure” – warns us @capturingphi. We turned ourselves into lab rats in order to find out the truth and we’re proud to share the results: this mix does what it says on the can! A gourmet selection of the finest deep house delicacies, ready to take you deep down the rabbit hole. 🐰

Featuring: Disclosure, Amtrac, Møme, Tube & Berger

 

 

@ntropy is a producer, DJ and evil doer residing in Melbourne, Australia. He started his mix series when he joined Pacemaker and been blessing us with new episodes ever since! The journey continues with his latest selection, perfectionist as always – deep house and progressive house flawlessly mixed into an hour-long fervent voyage.

Featuring: Hot Since 82, Leon Vynehall, Detroit Swindle, Purple Disco Machine