Photo by May Wong

The summer of 2009 has been one of the most action packed summers I've had in years. My feet have spent weeks in beach sand, I carry the smell of BBQ smoke wherever I go, and I've soaked up enough heat to last me all winter.

This mix is wistful, eclectic and is the third part of what has become a summer trilogy including the Flotation Device and Hot and Bothered mixes. It is inspired by the joys that can come with change, and the ability to comfortably let go of the past.

  1. Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" (Fred Falke Extended Mix)
  2. Damn Arms "Destination" (Bang Gang12's Happy Acid Reshuffle)
  3. Cut Copy "Far Away" (Golden Filter Remix)
  4. Noir "Disco.Nnected"
  5. Rockefeller "Do It 2 Nite" (Olav Basoski Remix)
  6. Nicone and Sascha Braemer "Nur Mal Kurz" (Philip Bader Remix)
  7. Crystal Fighters "Xtatic Truth" (Renaissance Man Remix)
  8. Mikael Stavostrand "Lost" (Pawas' Tribal Remix)
  9. Rodriguez Jr. "Pandora"
  10. Steve Angello and AN21 "Flonko"
  11. Monika Kruse and Gregor Tresher "When I Woke Up" (2000 And One Remix)
  12. Baeka "Right at It"
  13. Siriusmo "Nights Off"
  14. Lusine "Two Dots" feat. Vilja Larjosto
  15. James Yuill "This Sweet Love" (Prins Thomas Sneaky Edit)
  16. Major Lazer "Cash Flow" (Classixx Glass Bottom Dub Mix)
  17. Phoenix "Lisztomania" (Classixx Version)
  18. Hercules & Love Affair "Roar"
  19. Atlas Sound with Panda Bear "Walkabout"


Photo by Greta Lorenz

It's been hard to sleep lately. My room is stifling and hot, plus it's been fun filling the short nights with warm bike rides, sweaty hot dancing and cool dips in the ocean.

This mix is lively and fun. I mix up the beats a bit as well. There are breakbeats, 'bmore' beats, lo-fi and hi-fi beats... and plenty of bass to shake things up a bit.

I hope you're having a great summer, wherever you are!

  1. Dynamix II "Bass Generator"
  2. DJ Rob 3 "The Chase"
  3. DJ Technic "Gabryelle" (Technics Original Mix)
  4. Faithless "Insomnia" (The Hump Day Project Remix)
  5. Style of Eye "The Big Kazoo" (Nacho Lovers Limb by Limb Edit)
  6. Tim Deluxe "Buggin' Out" (DiscoTech Edit)
  7. DJ Roctakon "More of What I Needed"
  8. Kevin Saunderson "The Human Bond" (Claude VonStroke Rave Recognize Rave Mix)
  9. Yo Majesty "Club Action" (Chris Bagraider's Sailing to Baltimore Edit)
  10. PNAU "Embrace" feat. Ladyhawke
  11. The Pointer Sisters "Send Him Back" (Pilooski Edit)
  12. Knightlife "Discotirso"
  13. D'Secret Svc "Tight Jeans" (Fukkk Offf Remix)
  14. Glass Candy "Geto Boys" (Leif Remix)
  15. Boy 8-Bit "A City Under Siege"
  16. Lowbrows "Melody & Shudder"
  17. Crystal Fighters "Xtatic Truth" (Magistrates Remix)


Photo by MG

It's officially Summer on the west coast of Canada and I'm looking forward to some of the best things about this time of year: comfortable company, barbecue smoke, cloud watching, a warm breeze, colourful flowers, trails of baby ducks... I enjoy these things and cherish them but as I'm stretched out on the sand, tying up the hammock or making a miraculous frisbee catch I am amazed at how such lightness is pressed up so closely with heaviness: the rocks at the breakwater, the entire beach of sand, the sun and the earth itself. How a weightless glint of sunshine can dance on the ocean.

This mix is all about the lighter things. It's more a pound of feathers than a pound of lead, if you catch my drift, and is inspired by how a good laugh can sometimes change everything.

  1. Fred Falke "909 PM At The Beach"
  2. Anoraak "Nightdrive With You"
  3. Cut Copy "Hearts On Fire" (Knightlife Remix)
  4. Pryda "Melo"
  5. Calvin Harris "I'm Not Alone" (Deadmau5 Remix)
  6. Guy J "Shaman"
  7. Sebastien Leger "Majestic"
  8. The Bobbleheads "Everybody's Doin' It" (Deepswing's Hollywood Groove)
  9. Spencer Parker "The Girls In Pink"
  10. Pryda "Lift"
  11. Friendly Fires "Skeleton Boy" (Air France Remix)
  12. Louis La Roche "Peach"
  13. MMMatthias "James"
  14. Sebastien Leger "Majuro"
  15. Shonky "Coco Feel and Love Shonk"
  16. Alex Q "Mejis"
  17. Kleerup "Until We Bleed" with Lykke Li
  18. Lifelike "Sequencer"
  19. La Roux "In 4 The Kill" (Heartbreak Remix)
  20. Popnoname "Touch" (The Field Remix)


Photo by Lori Kiessling

I've been feeling lighter lately. It's been easier to come up with new ideas and inspiration, and for the first time in a very long time my deep-rooted pessimism is being eroded by a sweet nagging optimism. I like where this is going.

"Lightening Up" is a small collection of tracks that I've been listening to a lot lately. I think the tone of the mix reflects my own tearily happy mood. It's sure nice to get some good news.

  1. Gabriel Ananda "Babypunk"
  2. Masomenos "Pierre & Le Loup"
  3. Superpitcher "Disko! (You Don't Care)"
  4. Simian Mobile Disco "It's the Beat" (Shit Robot Remix)
  5. Ladyhawke "Back of the Van" (Mock and Toof Mix)
  6. Magas "Toys"
  7. Arto Mwambe "Une Seule Nuit" (Mix De Danse)
  8. James Pants "Ka$H" (Trizzy & XXXchange Remix)
  9. Paul Kalkbrenner "Atzepeng"
  10. Holger Zilske "Wrecker 06" (D.A.R.Y.L.'s Deadlined Mix)
  11. Gel Abril "Spells of Yoruba"
  12. M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade "O Superman" feat. Laurie Anderson (Audiofly X Remix)
  13. Andy Stott "Massacre"
  14. Chymera "Parelo" (Jody Wisternoff Mix)
  15. Michael Cassette "Cyan Child"
  16. Bag Raiders "Shooting Stars" (Instrumental)


Photo by MG

One of my favorite places to go when I lived in Vancouver was Third Beach. On a hot summer day you can lay on the sand and watch the float planes breeze by overhead and go for a dip in the ocean to cool off. I spent many hours sipping beer and watching the boats in the harbour and looking way off at the North Shore Mountains, every once in a while taking in a deep breath and wishing time could stop for a while.

This is something of a Lifelike tribute mix. I think that Lifelike is the best remixer of 2008 (so far) and his tracks are perfect for summer. Here are my favorite Lifelike tracks and a few songs that have a similar vibe in a fifty minute mix that's just perfect for beach ghetto blaster action this season.

  1. Cazals "Somebody Somewhere" (Lifelike Remix)
  2. DK7 "Fashion Feelings" (Lifelike Remix)
  3. Lykke Li "I'm Good, I'm Gone" (Fred Falke Mix)
  4. Does it Offend You, Yeah? "Epic Last Song" (Lifelike Remix)
  5. Heartache "Don't Stop" (Lifelike Remix)
  6. Kleerup "Hero"
  7. Eedio "Dum Di La"
  8. Cut Copy "Hearts On Fire" (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
  9. Felix Da Housecat and Kris Menace "Artificial"
  10. Numatic "In the Morning" (Lifelike Remix)
  11. Anoraak "The Wizzard"
  12. Nathan Fake "You Are Here" (Four Tet Remix)


Photo by MG

This mix is a little different. After the crazy intensity of my last few dancefloor-centric outings I really wanted to make a mix with some of the more 'indie' sounding songs I've had on repeat lately. I'm loving Miss Kittin's "Batbox" LP and the new self-titled Crystal Castles album. I've also been obsessed with Mock and Toof and the slightly more organic sounding, slightly less polished tracks coming out on their label Tiny Sticks.

  1. Mock and Toof "Digit 1"
  2. Miss Kittin "Grace"
  3. Just a Band "We are..." (The Shoes Remix)
  4. Crystal Castles "Good Time"
  5. Mlle Caro and Franck Garcia "Dead Souls" (Radio Slave Long Distance Kiss Remix)
  6. Rework "Love Love Love Yeah" (Rework's Chelsea Girls Remix)
  7. C. Banx feat. Chelonis R. Jones "Destination Unknown" (Daso Remix)
  8. Crystal Castles "Untrust Us"
  9. Strip Steve "You and I"
  10. Mock and Toof "Lucky" (feat. Gavin Gordon)
  11. Miss Kittin "Play Me a Tape"
  12. Hot Chip "Ready for the Floor" (Extended Version)
  13. Crystal Castles vs Health "Crimewave"
  14. Dondolo "Dragon" (Shit Robot Fire Breathing Remix)