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Deeper Shades Of House Podcast Reaches Over 100,000 Downloads

{xtypo_dropcap}M{/xtypo_dropcap}any of you frequent visitors of deepershades.net and avid listeners of my radio show Deeper Shades of House helped me reach yet another magic mark. A few days ago, on October 3rd 2007 to be exact, the Deeper Shades of House Podcast reached over 100,000 downloads since I started making it available on November 14th 2006. This number is according to my statistics at feedburner.com (a service that allows keeping track of your podcasts and other RSS feeds) ONLY INCLUDES ACTUAL PODCAST DOWNLOADS. Not counted are the many many downloads directly from the site deepershades.net.

Deeper Shades of House Podcast 100.000th download - Feedburner Screenshot

This screenshot above shows the number of downloads as well as the top 5 shows downloaded. Deeper Shades of House show #185 leads the chart of Item Popularity with 3159 downloads. I know someone blogged about it somewhere :) . . . Followed closely by the 2nd hour of Classic House Special DSoH #200 and so forth. The additional views and clicks in this screenshot show how many people clicked back to the site from the podcast (via Itunes or other podcatchers). Since I redesigned my site those numbers have gone up dramatically and I am sure the possibility to download the guestmixes / 2nd hour of each show is helping as well.

So, if you haven't subscribed to the podcast yet, why don't you consider taking advantage of having the newest shows downloaded automatically to your computer once I uploaded them to the server.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH for enjoying what I do and for spreading the word. I know that a lot of people find their way to this site because music lovers like you told them about Deeper Shades of House.

Steve 'Silk' Hurley - "Jack Your Body" Video

Steve Silk Hurley - Jack Your Body{xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}his song and its video are mostly responsible for me getting into house music. In Germany and the UK "Jack Your Body" produced by Steve 'Silk' Hurley and originally released in 1986 on the 'DJ International' sublabel 'Underground' from Chicago actually made it in the charts and it was played all over the radio. The European major label which licensed this song put together a video using old jazz dance snippets and some cheap computer animation (back in the days actually pretty fresh). I remember seeing this video on many different TV stations.


To this day I drop this record from time to time and I see faces who know and I see faces who just think 'what's this jam?' As always, more info on the song can be found on discogs.com

You can also hear two versions of this song in my Deeper Shades of House show #150 Classic House Special - 1st hour.

Could It Be Any More True?

My wife Kat just sent this to me via StumbleUpon and our reaction was exactly the same.
'This is soooo like us' :) but luckily in addition we both get out on the weekends when I DJ.


Ten City - That's The Way Love Is - House Music Classic / Video

Ten City - That's The Way Love IsChills.. everytime I hear this song. Make sure you check out the 12" with the Acieed Mix by Steve 'Silk' Hurley. That was the one mostly played in European clubs and that's the one I usually drop when I play this classic jam from 1989. Check out the full release info, credits etc. at Ten City - That's The Way Love Is - Atlantic Records 1989

please hit me up if you have a better quality version of this video. I gotta pull out my old VHS tapes and hope the sound's a bit more decent that the version above .. either way .. a must have in any House Music DJ's collection...

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Lars Behrenroth Rmx at Body & Soul, NYC

Mark from NYC sent me the link to this video on YouTube after asking me where he could purchase the song played.

What you hear is Slope 'Keepingitup (Lars Behrenroth 'Subtle Koffee' Remix) - Sonar Kollektiv which was released on the Slope Remixed EP in October 2004. You can purchase a mp3 of the song from the Sonar Kollektiv website and online store.

What you see is the Body & Soul party in NYC on July 1st, 2007.
Needless to say, I'm very proud to have my remix played at such a legendary party.


Shaun Escoffery - Days Like This (Live on MTV)

Shaun Escoffery - Days Like ThisLive version video of this amazing song performed on MTV (Europe is my guess??) by Shaun Escoffery and band. 'Days Like This' is one of the greatest tunes you can hear on a deep house floor when that magical moment is in the air. If you have been to any of the Shelter parties during the recent WMCs you know what I am talking about. A big scream and EVERYONE... starts singing along. DJ Spinna definitely worked his magic when he remixed it for Oyster Music in 2001.

Personally, I've become very selective when it comes to picking the right moment to drop this song in a club. It really has to be one of THOSE nights. And when it is, well :) ...read above. 

This live version takes the song to another level (if possible). When I saw it on YouTube it put a huge smile on my face. Check out the video of the great performance by Shaun and his band below. Adrian from Oyster Music posted this and many other Shaun Escofferey videos. This link takes you to his YouTube profile where you can watch the other videos.

I really wish there's a full release of this live version coming sometime soon. Maybe even a whole live album.

Enjoy the video,


Derrick May discusses 'Strings Of Life'

Derrick May - Strings Of LifeFind out how one of the greatest dance music anthems was created. I came across this video on YouTube and thought I'd share it with you.

A short clip from a film I made with Elliott Eastwick about the music of Detroit and its impact on our home town of Manchester. Here techno pioneer Derrick May tells us how he made the seminal 'Strings of Life'.
Also includes Doves and Hacienda Dj Mike Pickering

Matthew Norman
. Film maker, artist and photographer ||| http://www.figfilm.co.uk

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Nu Groove Records - dope video with some background infos

nugroove.jpg{xtypo_dropcap}D{/xtypo_dropcap}ope Dope Dope . You have to watch this video.
Some background infos & interviews on one of the most influential underground house music record labels - NU GROOVE Records from New York City ..

listen to all those amazing tracks; makes you go record hunting all over again :) ..
oh, and please get in touch with me if you have the original videotape .. I'd love to see the rest. . .

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Bored on the Internet? get StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon Logo I wanted to let you know about the perfect tool against the occasional moments of boredom in life. Sign up for StumbleUpon , I guess you can call it another community based link service. But in reality it is much more than just that. It's free of charge and you come across the coolest sites online for which you otherwise would have to wait until one of your 'cool' online friends sends you a link.

From the Firefox Extensions page:
StumbleUpon lets you "channelsurf" the best-reviewed sites on the web. It is a collaborative surfing tool for finding and sharing great sites. This helps you find interesting webpages you wouldn't think to search for.

StumbleUpon is pretty much based on the principle that people share their favorite discovered sites / pages / videos / images online, only that it's right now 2,5million stumblers who suggest, review and tag websites in any range of date / topic or whatnot. Once you sign up you will be asked for your topics of interest. That's the minimum you should spend a few minutes on when you join.
Done that?

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deepershades.net site as a graph

Just came across this java applet that shows websites as sitegraphs. I had checked it out a while back w/ the old website design but now the graph's so much prettier :)  .. it grows with every playlist, blogpost, comment, podcast, link etc. that I add to deepershades.net.


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