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. :)

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. :D

Hopefully I can send C.A.C.T.P.M. 9 to the world this weekend ! :)

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. :)

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

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


Finalizing one and starting the other one!

Hey fans!

Yes! The last tracks have been mixed in C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9! It’s been a lot of fun but also some headaches, blurred vision, one too many espressos etc. etc. I’m fine tuning the mix and working on the intro and outro, CD covers and of course the cue-sheets. :)

While working on the last bits of C.A.C.T.P.M. 9, I’m also working on Yearmix 2015. I’ve got 98 tracks lined up in a preliminary track listing as well as tracks on the so-called on hold list. Hopefully I can start mixing in a day or two. Looking at the calendar, I noticed I have to step it up a notch or two. ;-)

Because I’m happy…

Yes, I’m happy! It’s been a long and difficult journey but I’m close to mixing the last tracks of C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9. This is where I am: 64 minutes and 7 seconds into CD2. 85 have been mixed of the now estimated 95 tracks. And it’s house music at 140.0 bpm. Adding one, subtracting two others that just don’t fit… Don’t worry, the ever popular house classics are there. :)

Hopefully I can get everything mixed in my 2CD 90’s mix next Sunday. I will then start my Yearmix 2015 journey. During this journey I will think about the intro for C.A.C.T.P.M. 9 and of course finalize the mixed tracks. Fine tuning etc. etc. I will keep you posted. :)

Check out the Yearmix and C.A.C.T.P.M. mixes pages. I have uploaded some more mixes. Enjoy! :D

A new file host and the march of C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9

I found a new file host to host my mixes. I have uploaded a few of my yearmixes as well as my videoyearmixes and my mixes from the C.A.C.T.P.M. series. Check back for updates. More will come! You can find the download links on the pages. Enjoy! :)

Mixing the last few tracks of C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 “The 90’s edition” is getting closer and closer. The closer I get the more difficult it seems. I’m tired to be honest. I haven’t started mixing Yearmix 2015 and it already feels like I have already created two yearmixes this year. ;)

Where are we at this moment? 72 out of 97 tracks are now mixed in CD2. It measures 54m37s. The drums beat at 137.0 bpm.

C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 hits the 75% mark…

Hello fans!

Good news! As you can see (from the title of this post…) the mix has hit the 75% mark. I have to say that the mix is getting a tiny bit smaller as CD2 has been reduced to 97 tracks of which 50 has been mixed at this point… In the end I will split the mix in half so each CD will contain the same amount of tracks. Or very close to it. ;-)

Some more specifics: CD2 now measures 37m56s, 50/97 tracks mixed, dancing at 133.0 bpm. :)

Eat, sleep, work, mix, repeat

Sometimes after a long day at work, creativity isn’t always with me when I get home. Even after a good meal it seems that I shouldn’t be working on C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 and let it rest for another day.

The next day I seem to be unstoppable as two or three tracks are mixed in, I get to play with two songs that are on the same BPM level and key! What fun! As I did today!

Mixing CD2 is well on the way and there are now 35 tracks mixed, 26 minutes and 34 seconds in-the-mix and we’re dancing at 130.0 bpm.

So many great tracks still to be mixed… Check back for more updates. :)

It’s summer in C.A.C.T.P.M. 3 and CD2 is on in C.A.C.T.P.M. 9…

Hello there!

I decided it was time to upload one of my older mixes from the Cocktails and Chicks: The Perfect Mix series and this time it’s volume 3 “The Summer Edition”, uploaded to Mixcloud and here you can find CD1, CD2 and CD3. Enjoy! :)

Yes! 98 tracks are now mixed in CD1 of C.A.C.T.P.M. Volume 9 and I’m working on CD2 now: 11 out of 102 are now mixed (this will probably be 99 tracks or even 98 tracks when I decide to make an outro as well. ;-)

A short holiday, a bunch of days of summer …

Hey there!

Unfortunately not a lot of mixing the past two weeks. First a short holiday (5 days) and that wasn’t close to home so no mixing then… And when I got back home the summer was back here in Holland so I saw more sun, bikinis and booze than I saw my PC, my mixing gear and my CD’s.

Anyway, I’m really close to the end of CD1. 96 tracks are now mixed, 99 are planned (let’s say 98 tracks and an intro). The mix now measures 65 minutes and 34 seconds and the house is on at 124.0 bpm.

Check back for more updates!

Just one more thing… I will upload some more older mixes since they’re not easily available anymore…