Lost… and found. Merry Christmas!

Well. Where to start…

Days have gone by… weeks… months… years…

A lot has happened since my last post somewhere in 2016. I released volume 9 of my Cocktails and Chicks series December 2015, I had plans for a Yearmix that year but time wasn’t on my side and to be honest, I didn’t feel like creating one.

For me personally, what I always wanted to create, I have created. Mixes using music I love. The 80’s, the 90’s, Italo Disco and of course House and all closely related genres.

Somehow I lost interest in mixing and… nowadays ‘music’.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love listening to mixes. Yes, Ben Liebrand’s one-hour Grandmixes… My own creations especially the later C.A.C.T.P.M. mixes. And every now and then, I check out my VIDEO Yearmixes. I especially love the 2012 edition. So many great songs and well… nicely mixed, right? πŸ˜‰

And on a regular basis I get likes, messages, thumbs up for my mixes when someone has found me or one of my mixes on Mixcloud. πŸ™‚

That got my attention. What if… I just start collecting songs and music videos from 2018, create some sort of list. Sure, I don’t know most of the songs. I listen to radio stations at work that hardly play any new songs. But, what if…

Yes, I can’t make any promises but… I actually have plans to, you know, maybe create a new mix. Some of sort of Yearmix. And who knows, a VIDEO Yearmix as well. πŸ™‚

I hope my next post here will be one with some more news.

Merry Christmas!



The calm before the storm…

Hi there fans. It’s been a while since I have created something. I have built what I wanted to build by creating Volumes 8 and 9 of my C.A.C.T.P.M. series. There are some great ideas that have been popping into my mind to create a new mix. Hopefully you can find a new post here very soon… πŸ˜‰

Ideas are here, the sun is here, trying to find some time here…

Hi there fans.

Apologies for my outburst in the previous post. Just couldn’t quite handle the fact that my hard work was deleted. But my videos are still there! πŸ™‚

OK, I haven’t been mixing lately. Not into new music. Peaked at the Top 40 list and it looks like I’ve been away for years…

I’ve got some ideas for new mixes. Dance classics? Disco? New stuff? I don’t know…Trying to find time to get things going.

Meanwhile I will upload some of my older mixes. Stay tuned.

And yes, it’s April Fools’ day. But I’m not joking. πŸ˜‰

Deleted videos on Vimeo

OK fans. When I created my first video-mix I was excited and I started uploading it to YT. But what happened? Due to copyright infringements the sound was gone and only I could watch the video and some countries I have no idea they even existed… So I now only use YT for personal videos. Soccer matches whatever…

I moved to Vimeo since some fellow DJ’s have been uploading their videos there. Yes! But meanwhile it’s no!!

The copyright infringement thing has been going on for a while on Vimeo was well! I received e-mails that parts from my older VIDEOyearmixes (2009, 2010 and 2011) have been deleted. I got me a first strike. Some more videos got flagged an deleted and now I got my second strike… I deleted the rest of the older VIDEOyearmixes. So now only the HD videos are there… When will I get my third strike and my account deleted??

But why… OK, there’s the copyright infringements issue. But wait! I’m doing all those artists a favor! When I get more clicks and views, they get them as well! So they should thank me. But no, I’m violating here using copyrighted material. Am I making money? No, I’m not. So I don’t own some kind of license… That’s another thing that bothers me. A lot of uploaders have some special license on YT. How can I have that as well?

I’m trying to show my talent as a VIDEO DJ as well. But unfortunately I can’t show my skills on a stage like Vimeo or YT. But it’s no problem at all to upload a video where someone gets run over by a car and the insides get spattered all over the place. Or a baby who is able to solve the Rubik’s cube in 3.061 seconds. Or some idiot who eats ten pieces of the hottest peppers in the world, pukes all over the screen, screams bloody murder… Yes, that’s all allowed and those videos receive a zillion clicks and views which generates $$$ for YT… But someone like me who is not making money in any way, is not allowed to show some VIDEOmixes…

Just my thoughts…


Happy holidays and a fixed link

Hi there! I hope you all enjoyed C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9. If you haven’t downloaded the mix yet, get it while it’s hot so you can enjoy it during the winter holidays. πŸ™‚

Seems that the ZIP file of C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 2 was corrupt and that meant a broken CD2 file. I fixed the ZIP file and re-uploaded it. Check the C.A.C.T.P.M. page for the fixed link. Thanks to the ‘Mixdoctor’ Geert for pointing it out to me.

I have uploaded C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 also to SoundCloud. Here you can listen to CD1 and CD2.

Happy holidays from DJ Esanto! πŸ˜€

Here it is… Cocktails and Chicks: The Perfect Mix Volume 9 !

Ladies and gentlemen, let me present to you: Volume 9 “The 90’s edition” of my Cocktails and Chicks: The Perfect Mix series… What started during the first days of June 2015, has finally been delivered to the world. Yes, here it is. πŸ™‚

You can find the mix on Mixcloud. You can find CD1 here and clicking here will get you to CD2. If you want the complete package on your hard drive and that means including the cue-sheets and the covers (yes, you can find them below as well…), the only thing you have to do is to grab the zip file.

DJ Esanto - C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 cd1 label DJ Esanto - C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 cd2 label DJ Esanto - C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 front DJ Esanto - C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 inlay cd1 tracklist DJ Esanto - C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 inlay cd2 tracklist

Just like the (late in the) 80’s mix I have created (that’s Volume 8 in the series…), the music from the 90’s have a special place in my heart. I wanted to do a mix like this and now I have done it. I enjoyed creating it although there were some days I wondered how to mash these couple of songs together. I let it rest for another day. The day after I came back stronger. Mashing the right pieces together and managed to do something special with songs that fit perfectly, the right key, the right touch. πŸ˜€

Hopefully you will love the mix like I do. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 close to a release!

YES! Volume 9 the “90’s edition” of my mix series Cocktails and Chicks: The Perfect Mix is close to a release! The mix itself is final. I have done some things with the intro, nothing special, just saying what’s coming. πŸ™‚

I’m currently working on the CD cover art. One front cover, one back cover and a couple of inlays for listing all the tracks. Expect lost of colors as I used a bunch of the CD Maxi & CD Single covers. πŸ˜€

Hopefully I can send C.A.C.T.P.M. 9 to the world this weekend ! πŸ™‚

What can I say? I’m sorry…

Yes, I’m sorry. I’m really sorry. I’m barely on my way with Yearmix 2015 and it doesn’t feel right. It crossed my mind last year creating the 2014 edition and it came to me again. I’m not enjoying mixing this year’s tracks. I’ve had an absolute great time mixing the tracks from the 90’s in C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 although it took a lot of time and drained the resources out of me… But creating Yearmix 2015? I really enjoy creating a VIDEOmix but I first have to do the hard work and that’s the audiomix! And I don’t feel I’m up to the task…

So, that’s it. I’ve decided not to continue Yearmix 2015. Yes, creating my 90’s 2CD mix really took a lot of time. Combine that with a full-time job (which is not related to mixing in any way possible) and other hobbies, I barely had time to close my eyes and have a good night sleep…

I haven’t deleted the map with all the tracks on the hard drive just yet. I might do something with this year’s dance tracks. A different kind of mix, I don’t know… But, there won’t be a “regular” DJ Esanto Yearmix this year… I’m sorry…

Yearmix 2015 has started & new links

Yes! Mixing Yearmix 2015 has started. OK, as usual the mix starts slowly, this time at 88.0 bpm and the mix will probably end in the 140.0 bpm range. Plenty of hits, the songs you hear come by on the radio on a daily basis and the ones you dance to in your favorite club or at a festival. πŸ™‚

The mix now contains 4 tracks, it measures 2m00s and the speed has hit the 92.0 bpm mark. πŸ˜€

Interested in the 1080p versions of VIDEOyearmix 2011 ‘The 2013 HD remake’, VIDEOyearmix 2012 and VIDEOyearmix 2014? Check out the VIDEOyearmix page! πŸ™‚