NYE Subtronic End Playlist

January 6, 2016

The standard DJ time slot is about an hour. I think the Brits may have set that standard back in the late 80’s, early 90’s. I’ve heard interviews from old school Chicago and NY DJ’s saying they were surprised when they’d play the UK, and right when they’re getting warmed up the promoter would step up and say something like ‘awesome set!’, and the next DJ would be standing there with his box ready to rock it. 

When I got started in the mid 90’s, sets in Seattle were usually 1 - 2 hours. That’s what I was used to, so I was intrigued when I picked up a residency in Egypt where I was expected to play 7 hours. From 9pm - 4am every Wednesday night. Then I’d go straight to the NileFM, and host the morning show. It was brutal, but what a work out. You can really explore with lengthy sets. 

That’s why I was stoked to get three hours, uninterrupted, of Subtronic End on New Year’s Eve. If you listen to the show, you know that I normally play half hour sets, with short breaks for our sponsors. That’s also cool since you’re challenged to be super creative in such a short time. But every now and then it’s nice to stretch it out, and that’s exactly what I did here on New Year's Eve. 

I started in at about 115bpm, and rode a funky groove for a bit before getting deep into some thumping House. Then I moved through a bit of Techno to set up a slamming Breaks mix to ring in the new year, steadily increasing the tempo. Once I was pushing about 136, I seemlessly dropped into a half-time Bass groove at about 70, and drove it from there into a nice Hip Hop set to wrap things up. Good fun. Check out the play list. Zach



Kygo - ‘Stole The Show’ - SONY

Odesza - ‘All We Need’ - COUNTER RECORDS

Calvin Harris - ‘Slow Acid’ - COLUMBIA / SONY

DJ Katch ft Greg Nice & DJ Kool - ’The Horns’ - WE PLAY

Notorious BIG - ‘Hypnotize’ (Altered Tapes Edit) - SELF RELEASED

Mister T - ‘This Is Not A House Track’ - COLD BUSTED

All Good Funk Alliance - ‘Funk This Jam’ - SUPER HI-FI RECORDINGS

Fort Knox Five - ‘Pressurize The Cabin’ - FORT KNOX RECORDS

Rory Hoy - ‘Hey Everybody’ (All Good Funk Alliance Remix) - SUPER HI-FI RECORDINGS

Odesza - ‘Say My Name’ (Kastle Remix) - COUNTER RECORDS

Twenty One Pilots - ‘Fairly Local’ - FUELED BY RAMEN

Kygo - ‘Firestone’ - RCA

David Guetta - ‘Dangerous’ (Robin Schulz Remix)

Spada - ‘Cool Enough’ (Alec Troniq Remix) - ROBBINS ENTERTAINMENT

Oh Land - ‘Head Up High’ (Mercury Dub Remix) - TUSK OR TOOTH

Josh Billings - ‘Perspective’ - UDM RECORDS

No Way Back - ‘Doin It Well’ - WHITE LABEL

The Chemical Brothers ft Qtip - ‘Go’ - ASTRALWERKS

Escort - ‘Barbarians’ (Tiger Woods Remix) - ESCORT RECORDS

New Order - ‘Tutti Frutti’ (Hot Chip Remix) - MUTE

Alex Metric - ‘Drum Machine’ - ATLANTIC

Tame Impala - ‘Let It Happen’ (Soulwax Remix) - INTERSCOPE

Claude VonStroke - ‘Make A Cake’ - DIRTYBIRD

Disclosure ft Lorde - ‘Magnets’ (Tiga Remix) - ISLAND / PMR

Christy Love - ‘Internal Waves’ - GET UP RECORDINGS

Rihanna - ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ (Claude VonStroke Remix) - DIRTYBIRD

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - ‘Love Is Free’ - CHERRYTREE RECORDS

SNBRN ft Kaleena Zanders - ‘California’ (Chris Lake Remix) - RISING MUSIC

Style Matterz - ‘Own This’ (Claim 82 Remix) - VICIOUS BITCH

Eats Everything, Tiga, Audion - ‘Dancing Again’ - METHOD WHITE

Ursula 1000 ft Lady Bunny - ‘Blast Off’ (Vanilla Ace Remix) - INSECT QUEEN MUSIC

Kidnap Kid - ‘Fall’ - BIG BEAT RECORDS

Fleetwood Mac - ‘Dreams’ (Psychemagik Remix)

The Chemical Brothers ft Beck - ‘Wide Open’ (Kolsch Remix) - ASTRALWERKS

Tiga - ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ (Deetron Remix) - COUNTER RECORDS

Disclosure ft Lorde - ‘Magnets’ (Loco Dice Remix) - PMR / ISLAND

TC - ‘Get Down Low’ (Shock One Remix) 

Defkline - ‘Bass Shaker’

Stanton Warriors - ‘Loving Me Wrong’

Pirate Jams - ‘Turn Around’

Tourist - ‘Holding On’ (Kitchi Remix) - POLYDOR

Dirtcaps & Tom Piper - ‘Rudeboi’ - MINISTRY OF SOUND AUSTRALIA

Odd Mob - ‘Ruins’ - TINTED RECORDS

Odd Mob - ‘The Game’ - TINTED RECORDS

Golden Features ft K.Flay - ‘Telescope’ - WARNER BROTHERS

Big Grams - ‘Lights On’ - EPIC RECORDS

Bob Moses - ‘Keeping Me Alive’ - DOMINO

Glass Animals - ‘Gooey Rework’

Kate Tempest - ‘The Heist’ - BIG DADA

M.I.A. - ‘Boarders’ - INTERSCOPE

Lizzo - ‘Jang A Lang’ - BGSW

Kate Tempest - ‘Lonely Daze’ - BIG DADA

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