Transitions 892 with John Digweed and Diamond Dealer

John Digweed’s Transitions, featuring South African Afrohouse DJ, Diamond Dealer


John Digweed:

  1. Quivver – Horizons
  2. Mathew Jonson – Diamond Eyes
  3. Dwaalgast ft. Shari Klein – Dwaal (Nuno Dos Santos Remix)
  4. Rodriguez Jr. ft. Liset Alea – Au Revoir Paris (Instrumental)
  5. Davide Squillace & Nolan ft. JAW – Drive Good
  6. Kollmorgen – You Are The (Patrice Bäumel Remix)
  7. Âme – What The Hell
  8. Shelley Johannson – Paradise Found
  9. Shelley Johannson – The Trip
  10. Moonface – U Have To Change (Nick Muir Remix)

Diamond Dealer:

  1. Bun Xapa & K.O.D ft. Omega – Revelations
  2. Diamond Dealer ft. Dorothy Masuka – Sophiatown Tribute (Caiiro Dub Mix)
  3. Guy Mantzur & Roy Rosenfeld – Epika
  4. Team Distant, Mr Silk, Jalal Ramdani ft. Mel D – Sesa (Adjuma Remix)
  5. Kiberu – Kult Of Kumasi
  6. DJ Tomer & Ricardo ft. Tabia – Vika Dlozi (Native P. & Shredder SA Remix)
  7. Benny T – Black Technology
  8. DJ Chus & Rosewall ft. Tosz – Who (Made By Pete Remix)
  9. Kasango – Closer
  10. Diamond Dealer ft. Tabia – Mbali’nhle (Atmos Blaq Remix)
  11. Ian Kenzof & Black Rythmo ft. Ortal Malka – Earth Of Desert

Guy J

Gorgeous music, laid back and easy to listen to dance to, work to or in the background.

  1. ID – ID
  2. [4:00] Alexander Church – Combinatory Thought (Gai Barone Remix) [ [CONFIGURATIONS OF SELF]]
  3. ID – ID
  4. wasP ft. Deaf Joe – Laid Bare [ [MANUAL]]
  5. Frankey & Sandrino – Hope 43 [ [SUM OVER HISTORIES]]
  6. David Hôhme & Dustin Nantais ft. Sophia Urista – Storybook (DSF Remix) [ [DAYS LIKE NIGHTS]]
  7. Dario Arcas – 24hs In Paradise (Kamilo Sanclemente Remix) [ [OPENDECKS]]
  8. Guy Mantzur – My Wild Flower [ [LOST & FOUND]]
  9. [43:50] Anton MAKe – Arepo [ [MANGO ALLEY]]
  10. Ric Niels – ID
  11. GusGus – Don’t Know How To Love (David Alvarado Remix) [ [OROOM]]
  12. ID – ID
  13. Simos Tagias – Euphoria [ [MEANWHILE]]
  14. Robert Babicz – Galactic Tardigrade (Jamie Stevens Cosmic Flight Remix) [ [SOLARII RECORDS]]
  15. I AM JAS – How Can I
  16. Alex O’Rion – Marathon [ [REPLUG]]
  17. Kabi & Polo – Cromo
  18. Khen – Maple [ [WARUNG]]
  19. Analog Jungs ft. Abi Ferraresi – Satori (Analog Jungs Instrumental Mix) [ [OR TWO STRANGERS]]
  20. K Loveski & Ewan Rill – Diveo [ [MAGNITUDE]]
  21. Claudio Ricci – Sternentreiben (Patrice Bäumel Remix) [ [STRIPPED DOWN]]
  22. [2:01:40] Josh Butler & SOHMI – Sunday Sunset [ [ORIGINS]]
  23. Matthew Dekay – Heimreise (Adriatique Remix) [ [SIAMESE]]
  24. [2:21:00] Guy J – Break Me Young
  25. [2:26:00] Daniele Di Martino & Daniel Clausing – Orion [ [MONO.NOISE]]
  26. Zankee Gulati & GMJ – ID
  27. Matter & GMJ – The Path (Alex O’Rion Remix) [ [MEANWHILE]]
  28. [2:40:00] Zankee Gulati – Who Are You (Jamie Stevens Remix) [ [ONEDOTSIXTWO]]
  29. Cornucopia – Epathia [ [MICROCASTLE]]

John Digweed with Luke Chable &Dan Mangan

Beautiful music from a maetsro DJ. Some solid backing from his guests too.

John Digweed:

  1. Luke Chable – Melburn (The Oddness Remix)
  2. Luke Chable – Melburn (Chable & Mangan Remix)
  3. Robert Babicz – Galactic Traveler
  4. Identical – Solace
  5. Dino Lenny – Sweet Paranoia (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)
  6. Blaktone & Florian Kruse – The Earth Will Be Okay
  7. Matthias Meyer & Budakid – Hybrid Society ➤ Track Removed
  8. David Morales & Mr. V – Everyday Of My Life (Vocal Mix)
  9. Roland Leesker – No Way Out (Scan 7 No Way Out Remix)
  10. Goeran Meyer – Facing The Temple

Luke Chable & Dan Mangan:

  1. Luke Chable – Melburn (Laura & Trevor Rose Remix)
  2. Kasey Taylor & Karl Pilbrow ft. Amega – Biocosmic Symphony
  3. Darkersound – Through the Night (John Baptiste & Liam Sieker Remix)
  4. Armen Miran & Nicolas Rada – Fall Away
  5. Zankee Gulati – Moon Drops
  6. Rampa – 2000
  7. Henry Saiz ft. Eloy – For Days And Nights (Shall Ocin Dub Mix)
  8. Luke Chable – Melburn (Chable & Mangan Remix)
  9. Gab Oliver – Drowning (Danny Bonnici Breaks Remix)
  10. ID – ID

Nick Warren from Las Palapas

Las Palapas is a beautiful venue in Mendoza Argentina. This is a gorgeous set of beautiful music from Nick Warren, with laid back progressive tunes, and overlooking a beautiful Lake. Lovely drone footage with wonderful mountains and a great crowd.

Eelke Kleijn playing live at Mont Saint-Michel for Cercle

Sumptuous Melodic Techno in an absolutely gorgeous setting, on top of a castle on a mountain island. Beautiful flow and visuals, some live vocal performance and stunning drone footage of this incredible place. A great music producer in his element.


0:00 Eelke Kleijn – Tide
4:00 Eelke Kleijn – ID
8:30 Eelke Kleijn – Maschine 1.0
15:00 Eelke Kleijn ft. Josha Daniels – Distance
21:30 Eelke Kleijn – Lovely Sweet Divine
26:30 Eelke Kleijn – The Hierophant
33:00 Eelke Kleijn ft. Diana Miro – You
39:00 Eelke Kleijn – Woodstock
47:00 Eelke Kleijn – The Terminal
52:30 Eelke Kleijn – Mont Saint-Michel
59:00 Eelke Kleijn – ID
1:05:00 Eelke Kleijn – Control
1:11:15 Eelke Kleijn – Maschine 2.0
1:16:00 Eelke Kleijn – Moments Of Clarity
1:21:00 Eelke Kleijn – Midnight Affair (Samaha Slow Edit)
1:21:00 Eelke Kleijn – De Orde Van De Nacht

Sasha in the Lab, London

It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a great set of progressive breaks. Sasha mixes beautiful tracks, and the mixing is flawless. The energy flow builds wonderfully and the crowd is loving it. Quality.

Cassian – Open Up Durante Remix Buy Now 0:16
Sentre – IDK Buy Now 5:12
Baril – Lockdown Buy Now 10:56
Reset Robot – Denial Buy Now 15:05
ONR ft Sarah Barthel – Must Stop Icarus Better Daze Remix Buy Now 19:36
Swoose – Lotus Buy Now 23:05
Declan McKenna – The Key To Life On Earth TSHA Remix Buy Now 30:22
Joseph Ashworth – Sheen Buy Now 34:06
Sofia Kourtesis – La Perla Buy Now 40:33
Koreless – Black Rainbow Buy Now 44:25
Overmono – If U Ever Buy Now 48:02
Marsh – Little Darling Buy Now 52:17
EJECA – Beacon Locked Groove Remix Buy Now 58:08
Skrillex and Starrah and Four Tet – Butterflies Buy Now 1:03:51
Eskuche – Passion Buy Now 1:11:16
Pangaea – Like This Full Mix Buy Now 1:17:13
The Micronaut – Table Tennis Buy Now 1:21:56
Sentre – U&ME 1:27:53

Some of my favorite tunes

This is a playlist of some of my favorite tunes over the last few years. It spans a couple of genres, from Melodic Techno to Progressive House and a few inbetween. Perfect for listening, driving, or dancing, some of these will take you back to treasured moments on the dancefloor.

Monolink – Father Ocean Ben Bohmer Remix Buy Now
Kid Francescoli – Moon Buy Now
Paul Kalkbrenner – Square 1 Buy Now
Ron Flatter and Nick D-Lite – Jetlands Buy Now
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus Gui Boratto Remix Buy Now
Rudy UK – Spirit
London Grammar – Hey Now Sasha Remix Buy Now
Max Cooper – Origins Buy Now
Trentemoller – Moan Buy Now
Kora – Fragile
Monolink – Burning Sun Davi Remix Buy Now
UNKLE – In A State Buy Now
Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink Holden Remix Buy Now
Odd Parents – Learning To Fly Maceo Plex Flight Home Remix Buy Now
Matt Nordstrom – Lucky Drawls Buy Now
Dettmann Klock – Phantom Studies Buy Now
Pan Pot – Confronted Buy Now
Alan Fitzpatrick – For An Endless Night Jel Ford Remix Buy Now
Adam Beyer – Forming Dies Jerome Sydenham Remix Buy Now
Ben Klock – Subzero Buy Now
Cliche – Rejected Buy Now
Rodriguez Jr – Soledad Buy Now
Ame – Rej Buy Now
Gui Boratto – Mr Decay Buy Now
Oxia – Domino Buy Now
Bedrock – Heaven Scent Buy Now
Kirsty Hawkshaw – Fine Day James Holden Remix Buy Now
Orbital – Halcyon On and On Buy Now
Depeche Mode – The Sinner In Me (Ricardo Villalobos Conclave Remix)
Paul Kalkbrenner – Sky and Sand Buy Now
Satoshi Tomiie – Love In Traffic Satoshi’s Dark Path Mix
Luzon – The Baguio Track Bedrock Remix Buy Now
Trancesetters- Roaches Peace Division Remix Buy Now
Schiller – Ruhe Buy Now
Nathan Fake – Outhouse Buy Now
Stoneproof – Everything’s Not You Buy Now

Transitions with John Digweed 786

Two fantastic live mixes this week.

Hour 1 features highlights from the last time I played the Exchange in Los Angeles in 2017.

Hour 2 features Robbie Lowe’s warm up set from Sydney earlier this year.

An interview with John Digweed by Ryan Middleton in Magnetic Magazine

John Digweed is a man who needs little introduction. He has been an icon in electronic music for the past 25 years as a producer, DJ and label owner. He hasn’t just been a successful DJ on his own, but also collaborating with Sasha for their infamous Sasha & Digweed project that has found new life in the past few years and Bedrock with Nick Muir – also the name of his label.

In his frequent travels around the world, he records his sets and sometimes releases them as part of the Live In…. series that puts out official recordings of his DJ sets. This past New Year’s Eve, he played the final set ever at revered Brooklyn nightclub Output, playing for 10 hours well into the morning. He is releasing the set as part of his Live In…. series tomorrow, May 3. Though all 10 hours aren’t in the version being released, most of it is packed into a 6 CD compilation with records new and old from Eagles & Butterflies, Super Flu, Anja Schnieder, Pig&Dan, Agoria and more.

With the mix coming tomorrow, we chatted with Digweed about that final gig at Output, why he decided to put this out on vinyl and how clubland can do better with its important institutions.

Why did you decide to release this set on vinyl?

John Digweed: As a record label I think it’s always important to try and release vinyl when you can. On a big album like this with so many incredible tracks I was actually spoiled with choices but with the cost of manufacturing I had to whittle it down to just four discs. I think I’ve managed to include a good balance of tracks that have never been on vinyl and some rare tracks that would be in demand that people still wanted.

Which songs didn’t make it into the compilation? How difficult was it to license all of these songs?

John Digweed: The second track that was originally on this album was going to be “Be Yourself” by Danny Tenaglia but due to the fact that it’s on a major label, the process of trying to get it licensed was one of the reasons it came out later than normal. We tried everything we could, including reaching out to Danny, but working with major labels is incredibly slow and we had to make the decision to take the track out and move on. I’m really gutted this track didn’t make it but we would still be emailing the major label now asking them if they have an answer for us. Apart from this, the album was fairly straightforward to put together and I’m thankful for the labels that we were able to work with and continue to work with that are very supportive of what we do.

Do you know ahead of time that you will record a set to be released? How do you prepare for those sets differently? Does it change song selection?

John Digweed: I’ve always recorded my sets. It’s just something I’ve always done, so when the “Live In . . .” concept started it was only then that I ever first listened back to a recording. I never plan any of the clubs or the cities that these albums have come from. I think psychologically if you know you’re going to record an album to be released it would make you play differently and you would be conscious that this recording was going to be on a live album. These albums always catch me in my natural environment, relaxed and playing the music I love. I think that is why they’ve been so successful. Nobody is really releasing these types of albums nowadays. We just have to make sure the standard is higher than the last album.

What was the mood like when you played your final song during the Output set?

John Digweed: The mood in the club was incredible! By that time I was originally going to finish around 8 AM, but when I went past this I still had so many records I wanted to play. It’s a weird feeling knowing you’re never going to play another record in such an amazing club ever again, so it was very important to me to give everyone there that stayed the distance a truly memorable ending. When we got to the last record there was such unity on the dance floor — it was an incredible moment and something I won’t forget. New York has always been a very special place to me ever since I first started playing there in the 90’s, so I was really honored to be the very last DJ in such a legendary club.

Where would you rank Output in the overall pantheon of New York clubbing lore?

John Digweed: Since Twilo shut in 2001 there have been many clubs that have come and gone, but few have made the impression that Output did. Their music policy was incredible and a door policy with no VIP made everyone the same. With the camera ban, this allowed people to just focus on the music and the friends they were with and friends they have not yet met. The owners had a great vision of how a club should be run and what people they wanted to come to it.

How do you survive marathon 6 to 10 hour sets? Bathroom?

John Digweed: When I first started to DJ you played the whole night regardless. There were no other DJs, you played from start to finish, so I’ve always been used to long sets. When you’re playing on such an incredible sound system like they had at Output, ten hours never seems long enough and on the other hand it also just seems to fly by.

Do you ever see a point where you may not have the energy for a set that lasts until sunrise?

John Digweed: It’s all about picking the right parties to play those long sets with the best sound systems and the right crowd who are there to hear and enjoy what you do. I love to DJ now more than ever before so I have no plans to hang up my headphones at the moment.

What can fans, DJs and others in the business do to help keep great clubs open?

John Digweed: The most important thing is for people to support the clubs. People used to go to clubs because they were great clubs, they trusted the music policy, and they had faith in the music that would be played there. Lately it has become talent-driven, where people will only go to hear certain DJs when they play there, leaving the club looking like more of a venue than an actual traditional club.

Clubbing in New York has shifted from Manhattan to Brooklyn. How have you seen the scene shift during your time playing as it has moved over the river at the pace of an MTA project?

John Digweed: The club scene in Manhattan was kind of forced to move to Brooklyn really after Twilo shuttered. Nothing seemed to really work in Manhattan and seeing it first-hand, it kind of fizzled out. People who invested millions of dollars into these clubs saw them close down. It’s really healthy to have more clubs than just a few because this keeps promoters and club owners on their toes as well as gives clubbers plenty of choice. When the warehouse parties started happening in Brooklyn it energized the scene with new clubs and parties that were getting thrown every weekend. Nothing ever stays the same in clubland so that’s why it’s always important to support these clubs week in week out.

You have been coming to New York for a long time. What are a few of your favorite places to eat or go out?

John Digweed: I’ve got some great friends in New York that take me to some amazing places every time I travel there. With so much variety you can find somewhere great to eat. Sushi is always a favorite of mine in New York – Sushi Zo, Ushiwakamaru and Omakase room by Tatsu.

As a label owner and DJ, how do you battle through the countless demos of functional electronic music?

John Digweed: I try to work my way through as many as I can, but we can only really release around 20 to 25 releases a year so the tracks have to be very special to make it onto the Bedrock release schedule. I spend a lot of time listening to new music demos and promos to try and find the most exciting tracks for the label.

How have your sets with Sasha changed over the years? Who goes first?

John Digweed: We just get out there and do our thing. Nothing has changed since the first time we started playing together, we don’t practice and we don’t rehearse, we just try and read the crowd as we see them on that particular night. We have enough years of experience between us to know how to rock a crowd. We always take it turns with who goes first.

Transitions with John Digweed Live at Zurich Street Parade and 2000 and One

Some DJ careers are built on hype. John Digweed’s career is built on substance. One of the planet’s most popular DJs, his sets never fall out of favour with clubbers the world over, as his relentless global gig schedule testifies. From ethereal, swirling cinematic soundscapes to energy-infused bass-bothering tech growlers, a new generation of clubbers are learning what we already know – that there’s nothing quite like being locked into a John Digweed set.

But John Digweed is much more than a DJ. Bedrock – his record label, promotions company and production partnership with Nick Muir – is a mothership of creative ingenuity and integrity that other labels orbit around. His vision for the Bedrock record label has been realized over 12 years, as he continuously seeks out mixes and remixes from the world’s best producers. Techno mainstays like Marco Bailey, Christian Smith and John Selway sit comfortably alongside hot new talent like Guy J in the Bedrock camp.

In a dance scene increasingly inhabited by inflated egos and gimmicks, John’s approach remains all drive, no drama, a heads-down crack-on attitude that has won him the respect of his peers. However, the fact remains that John Digweed has notched up a mighty list of groundbreaking achievements since he first became involved in the embryonic acid house scene as a 15-year-old lad in Hastings. From Top 40 smashes ‘Heaven Scent’ and ‘For What You Dream Of’ (with Nick Muir) to world renowned mix CDs for Renaissance, GU and Northern Exposure, it’s little surprise he was voted No.1 DJ in the World by DJmag readers in 2001.

Ten years on, the excitement John Digweed generates is even more palpable today. With Nick he has scored a Hollywood film (Stark Raving Mad) and Spiderman`s animated series for Sony/MTV. toured with David Bowie and Moby, and transformed Brighton Beach into the UK’s biggest beach party (250,000 people) with Fatboy Slim. His Transitions, Bedrock and Structures albums continue to turn new fans on worldwide, Bedrock’s recent 12th birthday party at London’s O2 Brixton Academy was a road-blocked sell-out and his Transitions radio show is one of the world’s most successful dance music shows, broadcast across 45 countries to a staggering weekly audience of over 14 million.

But the real beauty in John Digweed’s story lies in his unflinching belief in the music he plays. And with new music comes new chapters in an already astonishing career.