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˜‰

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™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜‰

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