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This is my idea of giving birth…

Few things I enjoyed a few years ago like creating websites. Graphic design a bit, but giving birth to a website fills me with great pride and some form of technical understating. Attention to detail. And no other website is better to put together, as a ‘creative’, such as your own. You’re literally free to do anything you want. And so I did. I am silly in a way so I had to throw in some silly lines here and there. Also, now I have a single point of reference for my hobby of being a DJ as well as a page I can point people who would like to access my mixes to.

This new site incorporates a design style I founded (or rather one I’ve never seen anywhere else in the world wide web) which is a single page. Accessible from any platform such as phones as well and I had to consider the likes of computers with mice as well as touchscreen devices when designing it. Yes, it will look similar to the F5 Website, which I also put together a few years ago, and the idea is to navigate the entire web page on the landing page. All ‘sub-pages’ are actually low-resolution images so that the site can open easily and quickly on even a slow net connection.

Now, this does NOT mean I am now looking to become a big shot DJ. No. It hopefully indicates that I am serious about life.

Sunday evening, 19 January 2014, I gave birth to this here baby that you can visit at this link:

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Check it out. Book me. I need the moola! Lol. No, for real (-_-“)

I introduce: Dj (Vin)Meister Branding

I have always imagine I would brand myself some way or some how some day. I have actually been doing the DJing “thing” for longer than I can care to remember. Okay I lie – since 2003. I played at a party where I ‘dropped’ a track called “Casablanca”. I was basically escorted away from the DJ booth shortly afterwards. It took another 3 years to get that dream up and running again by playing at a varsity party in 2006. Which went well-ish. Well, you know the usual poor DJ struggle – Virtual DJ and no other real equipment…

Fast forward to 2014 and I am finally on the brink of my first official, and paying, gig!

MAMA I’VE MADE IT

It is fair to say I am a little dramatic. And so I went and branded myself as DJ Vinmeister officially. Got a website up and running at all (Check next post). All this in one Sunday where I had just enough peace and quiet to do whatever I pleased. And so I did. I introduce:

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MixMeister Vol. 9

It was September 2013 when I finally put this together. I included two tracks by Elements of Life which I love dearly. Between you and I – I hate that I included that Dj Kent track. You know which one. I have nothing against the man, but it’s not exactly my cup of tea. I really couldn’t manage a Vol. 9.01 this time around so I let it slide. There are two tracks I love so very deeply in this mix – discovered “Until We Meet Again” by Roland Clark which is EVERYthing. Beautiful. The last track was deemed a “future classic” on Euphonic’s Sunday Evening show some many moons ago. Which is where I it first. I haven’t been jamming much radio, but I haven’t heard it. Hope you like this mix. It makes me happy for many reasons and even has some good memories attached to it. Get yours HERE.

This is the last “MixMeister” Soon we have (DJ) Vinmeister Mixes :’)

Yasssssssssss!

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MixMeister Vol. 9

Track Listing:
1. Draggin’ My Heels – Elements Of Life
2. Beautiful (Original Mix) – Peyton, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Director’s Cut
3. Lost It All (feat. Zaki) – Dj Whisky
4. Lovin U (feat. Marc Evans) [Main Mix] – H.I.M.O.L
5. Day Dreamer (feat. Rakeem) – Funk Deepstar
6. Came into my life(NYC remix) – Elements of life ft Anane
7. Spin My World (feat. The Arrows) – Dj Kent
8. Fabulous(Roots House Mix) – Sara Devine
9. Be – Zaki Ibrahim, Kid Fonque & Dj Whisky
10. Until We Meet Again (Sean McCabe Remix) – Dj Roland Clark & Urban Soul
11. Love Me Back (Manoo Edit) – Rocco, Byron Stingily

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MixMeister Volume 8 AND 8.01?

That’s right. So, might have been a while ago, but so along came Volume 8 quickly followed by 8.01 a day later. Reason for this? I grew tired of having mixes that are only an hour long. This mix includes a mix of London Roots by Uhuru that I first heard in Miami back in March 2013 at the Winter Music Conference. Black Coffee absolutely made my trip with that one track. I spent month after month looking for it – still not officially ‘released’ by the way. Well, ended 8.01 with that, but 8.01 ends in one of my all time favorites – Musica Feliz by Rodemaal. Mannnnnnn! WHAT A JAM! Anyway, here are the track listing. Slightly different. Soulful house the whole way – you know how we do. #ForTheLoveOfHouseMusic

As always you know you can download allllll my mixes from my DropBox HERE

MixMeister Vol. 8
Track Listing

1. Difference (Bright Breeze Acoustic Mix) – Darque ft. Kaylow
2. Where Did You Go (AtJazz Remix) – Shea
3. It’s Over (Original Mix) – Rocco, Kafele
4. Give Me Rythm (Samir Maslo Remix) – Corrado Rizza
5. Hidden Heart (Doruk Ozlen ZLN Mix) – Roque, Jaidene Veda
6. Perfectly (AtJazz Vocal Mix) – The Layabouts, Shea Soul
7. In Love (Ten83 Main Mix) – Problem Child, Ten83, Noshka
8. Fall For You (Shandy Rivera’s Classic Mix) – Kings of Tomorrow, April
9. Welcome Aboard – Liquideep
10. Taking Over The World (Original Mix) – Nativeroots, Zano
11. Missing You (Ridney Reword) – Artful, Ridney, Terri Walker
12. I’m Free (DJ Hloni Original Mix) – Fistaz Mixwell, Mello Soul
13. London Roots (Uhuru Remix) – Louie Vega ft. Johnny Dangerous

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MixMeister Vol. 8.01
Track Listing

1. Difference (Bright Breeze Acoustic Mix) – Darque ft. Kaylow
2. Where Did You Go (AtJazz Remix) – Shea
3. It’s Over (Original Mix) – Rocco, Kafele
4. Give Me Rythm (Samir Maslo Remix) – Corrado Rizza
5. Hidden Heart (Doruk Ozlen ZLN Mix) – Roque, Jaidene Veda
6. Perfectly (AtJazz Vocal Mix) – The Layabouts, Shea Soul
7. In Love (Ten83 Main Mix) – Problem Child, Ten83, Noshka
8. Fall For You (Shandy Rivera’s Classic Mix) – Kings of Tomorrow, April
9. Welcome Aboard – Liquideep
10. Taking Over The World (Original Mix) – Nativeroots, Zano
11. Missing You (Ridney Reword) – Artful, Ridney, Terri Walker
12. I’m Free (DJ Hloni Original Mix) – Fistaz Mixwell, Mello Soul
13. London Roots (Uhuru Remix) – Louie Vega ft. Johnny Dangerous
14. Musica Feliz (Ales S Return To Disco Mix) – Rodamaal & Nocinha

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MixMeister Vol. 7

For me? My favorite mix to date. For many? They still love MixMeister Vol. 1! Hehe! All good. I will reach a point again where my selection reaches that level of ‘entertainment’? Something to that effect. as usual you can get this latest mix, and all the others, right: here. This is likely my last mix with ‘tribal’ house. Not too keen on ‘drums’ any longer sooo… A much more soulful Vol. 8 coming soon!

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That said? Here’s the Track Listing:

1. It’s you (San Soda’s Panorama) – FCL
2. I feel (Souldynamic Mix) – Logistix pres. Deon Nathan
3. Shining Star – 2 Bears 1 Love ft. Nneka
4. Not Yet Uhuru – DJ Vetkoek VS Mahoota
5. Run Run – @katlegs
6. Do It (QB’s Hot Mix) – Shake The Dog ft. Monique Bingham
7. Rock My World (Jullian Gomez Deep Mix) – Black Coffee ft. Zakes Bantwini
8. World Is Good (Original Mix) – Chynamique & Claude
9. Khona – Mafikizolo
10. That Lazy Song – Black Motion ft. Nape
11. Body Move (Main Mix) – Sean McCabe, Groove Assassin
12. Poor People – Quentin Harris ft Monique Bingham

Taken at The Waterfront, Cape Town (December 2012)
Taken at The Waterfront, Cape Town (December 2012)

MixMeister Vol. 5

A few weeks late this instalment, but definitely worth the wait. Mostly vocal, soulful house music in this mix and a new favourite of mine is ‘About Love’ by Sean McCabe. Amazing tune in my opinion. I stayed away from tribal house this time around so I keep it as soulful as can be. 1hr10min in this instalment so… Download it here: here // Enjoy!

MixMeister Vol. 5
Track Listing

1. I wish I wasn’t kidding (The Layabouts Future Retro Remix) – Tarantulaz
2. Hooked on you – Dj Leroi ft. Donald Sheffey
3. Lifted (P.M. Project Corner Cafe Mix) – 5 Years Of So What
4. Feels like home (Rocco’s Reconstruction Mix)- MdCL ft. Ovasoul7
5. Take me to my love (Main Mix) – Ralf Gum ft. Monique Bingham
6. Believing (Original Mix) – UPZ ft. Kafele
7. Alibi (Dennis F’s Out On Bail Mix) – Reel People
8. Time of our lives (Atjazz Love Soul Remix) – Santos
9. About Love (Sean McCabe’s Paradise Vox Mix) – Groove Assassin, Kenny Bobien
10. Sabir (Main Mix) – Da Capo
11. Afrikan Sax – Brazo Wa Afrika

MixMeister Vol. 5 Artwork
MixMeister Vol. 5 Artwork

MixMeister Vol. 4

I know this is pretty much all I’ve posted of late, but I sure love house music.  Soulful house music. Vocal house music!  This therefore is an extension of me in terms of what makes me happy.  I have gone with quote an upbeat mix this time around in anticipation of MixMeister Vol. 5 which will be a dance mix with some of my favourite tracks from the first 4 instalments.  As usual there is new music in the mix, some old music, some old classics newly remixed and something local to end it off.  Do enjoy, share with everyone and leave a comment if you please 🙂 Get it here!

MixMeister Vol. 4
Track Listing

1. This Time Baby – Pray for More ft. Annette Taylor
2. La Vida – Mi Casa
3. Wonderful (Club Mix) – Moodyfreaks ft. Donald Sheffey
4. Darling – Todi Mugivhi
5. I Gobedea (The Brothers Mix) – Knee Deep
6. No No No – Harrison Crump
7. Getting Nowhere (Yoruba Soul Remix) – Magnetic Man ft. John Legend
8. Change For Me – Eric Roberson
9. Black Jazz #9 – Nick Holder
10. How Do I Let Go (DJ Slider Remix) – Dennis Ferrer feat. KT Brooks
11. Suite Disappointment (Rocco Remix) – Axus
12. My Name Is (Main Mix) – Dj Zinhle ft. Busiwa Gqulu

MixMeister Vol. 3

I truly believe that I am finally getting the hang of this.  I received invaluable feedback from some friends and DJs I know and the product is MixMeister Vol. 3

Slightly late as the plan is to release once every 3 weeks, but hopefully worth the wait.  More of a compilation style of mixing here with a LITTLE bit of experimentation with some of the tracks – as usual.  Was sure to add some South African flavour as always so do enjoy.  It’s highly likely all the pictures I’ve taken of my feet in various parts of SA and the world will feature as my “album artwork”. Download Volume Three HERE.

Track list for Volume 3:

1. Get Over It (Including Mixes from Ezel & Sun-EL Sithole) (Ezel Remix) – Bucie
2. Net Day (Louie Vega Soul Remix) – Patty Labelle
3. Joy (Rocco Mix) – Donna Allen
4. It’s Alright (Hoxton_Whores_Mix) – Sterling Void
5. I Know You I Live You (Joey Negro Mix – Grant Nelson Re-Visit) – Yolanda Wyns
6. Addicted (Chris Deep Mix) – Euphonik & Lulo Cafe
7. Touch Me – DJ Mphoza
8. Gotta Keep On Moving (Original Mix)
9. Complicated (DJ Christos Magic Mix) – Ralf GUM feat. Kafele
10. You. Me. World (DJ Christos Deep Mix) – Monique Bingham
11. Happy Endz (Deep Inc Mix) – Seamless Twelves
12. What Happened (Restless Soul Main Vocal Mix) – Erefaan Pearce feat. Kylie Auldist 

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