Presenting “Euphoria#004” mix from @Phonographmusic featuring songs from the #BILLCSMusicBlog :)

“EUPHORIA#004” dance mix by Phonograph Music

Yes, you read the headline right!  My friends Ricardo and Carlos over at Phonograph Music put together an exclusive mix as part of their “Euphoria” series inspired by songs from this blog!  In fact I’ve written about the first three – “In Time” by DROELOE featuring Belle Doran, “For You” by JPB featuring Luke Cusato, and “Brothers” by Saxity featuring Strøm.

Needless to say I’m extremely flattered and grateful, after supporting some of these guys’ work as producers/remixers in my blog as well.  And “Euphoria#004” features a great weekend party mix, whether you’re looking for more pop-oriented flavours by Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar or Clean Bandit, to the music you read in this blog, as well as remixed versions of songs by the likes of Katelyn Tarver, NERVO & Timmy Trumpet, Pegboard Nerds & Krewella (Aero Chord remix!), and ARMNHMR & YDG, or new originals by Luca Lush, Øutsiders, or Daspen.  Bring all those club vibes into your home stereo for an hour of fun.

Turn it up loud and listen at the You Tube link up top 🙂  

The You Tube channel Phonograph Music was created in 2016 by two brothers who love music. The main objective of this channel is to share new producers with our closest friends . Over time the channel has grown larger but the goal remains the same, “share the best music of the new producers”. Any producer can have their best music on Phonograph Music, just send an email to Ricardo and Carlos at

Track listing:

0:00 DROELOE – In Time
3:37 JPB – For You (ft. Luke Cusato)
6:31 Saxity Brothers (feat Strøm)
10:22 Daspen – Disappear (feat. Glenn Travis) :
13:23 Øutsiders – Pilot :
20:55 Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know (JELLYFYSH remix) :
24:37 Alex Sloane – Dynasty (blnd IN. & REZarin Remix) :
31:47 Tobias Dray – We Are Gonna Be Alright :
34:11 Pegboard Nerds  NGHTMRE   Superstar ft Krewella (Aero Chord Remix)
37:47 MAGNÜS & Easteroute – Motion (ft. Alex Hackett) :
46:41 Nervo ft. Timmy Trumpet – Anywhere You Go (Cloudsz Remix) :
50:16 Prismo – Careless Whisper :
53:00 Clean Bandit – Rockabye (Hibell Remix) :
56:51 Paul Mayson ft. The Hi – Run (Jasper Dietze Remix) :

Mechanical Mixtape Previews New @sam_sparro Songs

SAM SPARRO, Mechanical (mixtape)

After engaging the Twitterverse in a Q&A chat this evening, L.A.-based and Australia-born singer Sam Sparro uniquely unleashed some new songs on the world interspersed with others on a 30 minute mixtape called Mechanical (above).  His new album, Quantum Physical Volume One will drop in September – nary a year after sophomore album Return To Paradise was released.  It will be preceded by single “Hang On 2 Your Love”, another fantastic upbeat pop/dance song that neatly follows last year’s “Happiness”.  Given the light, house-y tone of the heavily R&B-flavoured Mechanical, I suspect the new record will be more fun than a forest of koalas.  Sam’s included excerpts of songs (some larger than others) by Rihanna, Aaliyah, Kendrick Lamar, Disclosure, new UK sensation Sam Smith, Rosie Gaines (“Closer Than Close”!), and Janet Jackson.  Put Quantum Physical Volume One on your list for an enjoyable finale to your summer!  

The Softer Side: Dido, Travis Garland, Almost Charlie, and The Autumn Portrait

Where I reside of course it is now winter and the temperatures are dropping below freezing this week.  So time to curl up with a cup of tea and some songs on the softer side.


DIDO featuring KENDRICK LAMAR “Let Us Move On”

Dido’s No Angel was one of my most played albums at the turn of the millennium, with the stunning “Here With Me” (which also served as the theme to the TV show “Roswell”) my #1 song of 2000.  She’s back with her fourth album due in the Spring, mixing things up a bit on “Let Us Move On”.  While the song doesn’t break any new ground for the UK singer, it is a great piece of positive songwriting, punctuated nicely by Kendrick Lamar’s verses, with his inclusion obviously inspired by brother and co-producer Rollo’s work including with the seminal dance band Faithless.  “Let Us Move On” could find its way to audiences who gravitated to Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” in time.


TRAVIS GARLAND “Diamonds/Adorn”

Did we need yet another rendition of “Diamonds”?  Probably not, but the singer performing it after a gazillion cover versions is important.  I was pleased to hear Travis Garland again, after thinking the Texas singer who brought us “Believe” a few years back was M.I.A. in this strange music biz.  Nope, just my oversight, in fact he’s got a new EP Fashionably Late for free download at his website, and I’ll be checking that out.  But getting back to what you might have thought could be a questionable mashup, it is in fact extremely clever, and Rihanna’s Sia song and Miguel’s ballad blend beautifully.  Plus, Travis’ pipes just soar at the right times, and if his vocal wasn’t so strong the whole thing might have fallen apart.  


ALMOST CHARLIE  Tomorrow’s Yesterday

Tomorrow’s Yesterday is the third album from Almost Charlie, aka German singer and multi-instrumentalist Dirk Homuth.  It’s a pretty straight-forward concoction of high quality soft pop/rock/folk, which immediately recalls The Beatles (and John, Paul, and George’s solo work too), Simon & Garfunkel, Klaatu, and more.  The project is called Almost Charlie because of ‘fifth Beatle’ Charlie Mason, who writes all of the lyrics but does not perform.  Dirk’s vocals and arrangements execute compelling songs of varying moods and paces such as “Still Crazy ‘Bout You After All These Years” (my personal favourite), “When Venus Surrenders”, “Nice Place To Die”, “Open Book”, and the title song.  For those who like their coffee crisp and their tea brisk, Tomorrow’s Yesterday offers many pleasures to wind away your day.  Listen to “Open Book” and “Tomorrow’s Yesterday” below, and purchase the album through the Almost Charlie website.



The Autumn Portrait is the band name for Canadian singer Freddie Mojallal, and Tired Love is his second album release.  It’s a quick run-through of songs mainly about heartbreak, and we know how good tunes can sound when they get up close and personal.  Freddie achieves his promising presentation through sometimes sparse and ragged (almost live off the floor) recordings.  Think perhaps of the ‘whisper rock’ of Joshua Radin and a less poetic Adam Cohen, and The Autumn Portrait’s music is somewhere in the middle.  The best and most affecting song is the album closer “Ghost”, with other standouts being “Spain”, “Take Me Home”, and “Can I Come Back Home”.  Freddie has been gigging around Toronto so you might want to check out his show as well.  You can buy Tired Love on iTunes.  Watch the video for “Spain” below.

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