Vocal Excursion

The sun is starting to make an appearance. The festivals are commencing. More importantly, good music is getting played wherever you turn. Summer is nearly with us people and that means only one thing – big dance tracks that need mixing together! Your resident DJ One Phat DJ has taken it upon himself to bring together some of the biggest tracks you’ll hear this Summer and mix them for you beautiful people.

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If that intro hasn’t whet your appetite then nothing will. If you are well and truly gasping for your next dose of funky house then look no further – Vocal Excursion is here and ready to blast out your speakers and/or earphones. Here’s what I’ve got for your listening pleasure this month…

  1. Solu Music ft Kimblee – Fade (Grant Nelson Big Room Vocal Mix – Wez Clarke Re-Edit)

    This track has been around for what seems an age, appearing on most Hed Kandi releases for at least 2 years. With yet another release due this Summer, Grant Nelson has injected some funky piano and strings into this remix which gets my vote for the Summer. One to watch!

  2. Dennis Christopher – Soulshakin’ (Dennis Christopher Club Mix)

    A funky little number with some vocals that I recognise – can’t put my finger on it though. Any suggestions welcome!

  3. Soul Avengerz – Make My Body Rock (Club Mix)

    The Soul Avengerz have been releasing productions non-stop over the last year or so and this one lives up to their usual high standard. Fewer vocals than the rest of the tracks in this mix but still got an awesome bassline.

  4. Rhianna – S.O.S. (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)

    I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this Dance Hall artist but Moto Blanco has done a fine remix of this track that should swing any house music lover into the Carribbean and give in to some commercialism. Good track and worth turning up for a sing-a-long (if you know the words!)

  5. Mark Morrison ft DMX – Innocent Man (Moto Blanco Vocal Mix)

    Yet another “Return of the Mack”, this time thanks to another remix from the DJ known as Moto Blanco. (Sound familiar?) Some more funky basslines and synth loops make this track worthy of some One Phat DJ airtime.

  6. Candi Williams ft Simpson Horns – I Got The Music In Me

    More diva funkiness which has made it on to the Hed Kandi Disco Heaven compilation.

  7. Soul Avengerz – Sing (Bobbly Blanco Mix)

    I just can’t get enough of these guys. Another fine production from the London boys with what has potential to be a huge Summer anthem. Keep pestering your local DJs for this track when you’re out!

  8. C-Mos feat Kathy Brown – Turn Me One Million Ways (Nizzero Whitelabel Mix)

    I was sent this awesome white label mashup of C-MOS’s cracking instrumental accompanied by the classic vocal talent of Ms Kathy Brown. Come on – you all know the words…

  9. Bob Sinclar ft Steve Edwards – World Hold On (Children Of The Sky) (Club Mix)

    Some of you may hate it and others might be getting irritated by the whistling from this French DJ but you can’t deny this track is going to be big this year, if not bigger than last year’s Love Generation. “World – Hold On!”

  10. DJ Cruze presents The Funkfinders – Cease!

    A good DJ friend from Manchester sent me this track last month but I didn’t have time to fit it in the mix. This is his first official production but after DJing around the world for over 10 years, he certainly knows what makes a good track and this is a fantastic debut from someone with a good future. Let him know what you think (and while you’re at it, check out his podcast!)

  11. Georgie Porgie – Life Goes On (GT-Express Vinyl Soul Mix) (One Phat Tune)

    This was one of the first records I ever bought back in 1998 and have kept it in my record box ever since. Catchy lyrics from an awesome male vocalist who is still going strong with new releases lately. LOVE IT! Buy it NOW!

  12. Barbara Tucker – Stop Playing With My Mind (Full Intention Mix) (One Phat Classic)

    One of my all-time favourite songs ever! Babs Tucker rekindled her spark last year when she co-wrote one of the biggest tracks of the year “Most Precious Love” with Blaze but this is one of the tracks that launched her career back in the late 90s. Pure class!

If you haven’t done so yet, go download Vocal Excursion right now (what are you waiting for?). The podcast should automatically download the lower quality version (96kbps) to speed up the process whereas you can get the high quality 192kbps version direct from Funky House Tunes.

As ever, I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think of the mix, the tracks, where you play it… whatever. It’s amazing to think that people from all around the globe are downloading and listening to my mixes every month (its averaging at about 700 downloads a day!) but thats what house music is all about – the love for good music!

Until next month, enjoy the mix.

Update

I’ve had to move the mixes to a different host due to the high demand. My mixes were demanding 20GB of traffic per day and crippling the host as that was the daily allowance. You shouldn’t have any problems accessing the mixes now but if you do, please let me know.

18 comments

  1. Si says:

    Hmm.. two problems in less than a day! Not good.

    I think I’ve sorted out the podcast RSS feed but I can’t see what the problem is with bandwidth. I’ll get on to the hosting company to see what the problem is.

  2. hofmann says:

    Hi there!

    One Phat dj i just discovered your site a few days ago and let me tell you something!Your sound is TERRIBLY GOOD!!!KEEP IT LIKE THAT!
    Is there a way i can book you and what would it cost for 2hour djset. for a house event.I will start this year as a party organiser and look forward for house midend dj’s
    Let me know.Successs!

    HOFMANN DONATIEN,32 years
    BELGIUM.

  3. Kris says:

    Absolutely quality, I have been downloading your stuff from the I-TUNES podcast directory for ages. Where can we see you play in London???????????

  4. richard cole says:

    Oh mama mama mama…..on phat dj ur officially one phat dude!!!!! got all your mixes n this latest one is one phat mix!!!! tunes galore n ur usual wicked programming. i also wanna agree totally wiv your views on mark doyle….im lucky enuf to have warmed up for him in his kandy days wen hed kandy woz booked at revolution bar in milton keynes…top bloke n wish him all the best wiv da angels project.

    Anyways, i wanted to ask if you wouldnt mind sorting me a download of the blanco mix of the rhianna track. or doing a compilation dj friendly sort of project wiv full 12″ tracks on…im sure they’d sell or get massive download hits!!!!!!!!!….the promo cd for rhiannas sos wiv the blanco mix went for £9 on ebay(!!!!!!)…madness. r you cool to do that for me? is it poss to send it as an mp3 file to my inbox? if not, dont worry…

    Keep up the good work n keep house music alive……..

  5. bluchrome says:

    Hey Mr DJ!

    This mix is f**king top banana!! I ragged this mix out in the car, at weekend BBQ’s, …and a little too loud on the iPod at work!!

    If for whatever reason you stop doing these free podcasts I’d gladly pay you a few ££ for a mix CD everymonth! 😀

    Nice one matey! Keep it up!

    BluChrome

  6. Greg Lee says:

    Hi Simon- Thanks for your kind words about Georgie Porgie…he’s just remixed some tracks for a brand new artist,
    EMELEE (album doesn’t drop till September 2006)…would love to email you mp3s…do you have a contact address or email where I may send you some music? Thanks…enjoy your blog and mixes…best…

    Greg Lee
    Barak Records

  7. Wozza says:

    Loving your work… have been following the podcasts for a while now and spreading the word. Always download the 192Kbps versions and burn them off for the car. If anyone needs a ‘cue’ file for this one they can e-mail me at wozza@bradwarren.wanadoo.co.uk

  8. David "JAX" Jackson says:

    Some of your stuff feeds my big house music pangs, makes me cry, then rewind!!! Phat!!! You are sure as hell the King of Blentwell.com, hands down, turntables up.

  9. NToker says:

    feel good mix… love it. perfect for a miserable rainy day… brings back the memories of a hard summer party!

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