Smokey Beats for a Stoners’ Afternoon – Live in Rome at Canapa Mundi

Smokey Beats for a Stoners’ Afternoon – Live in Rome at Canapa Mundi

This is my 2hrs live set for the Rome-based hemp trade show and cannabis culture hub Canapa Mundi. The stage was supposed to be mainly dub, reggae and hip-hop but I couldn’t help and I had to drop a few techno beats, while surfing in and out of dub, reggae, hip-hop, bass music and the occasional drum’n’bass. The result is a pretty eclectic mix that should make you dance anyway, or at least nod while keeping rolling spliffs. I pitched for a 4-6PM DJ slot, as I wanted to play one of my infamous 420 Sessions, but unfortunately all the 4PM slots of the weekend were already taken. So this is not a proper 420 Session, but the subtitle for this set is “Smokey beats for a stoners’ afternoon”. 6-8PM might not be 4.20, but you know… it’s always 4.20 somewhere… SMOKEY BEATS FOR A STONERS’ AFTERNOON DJSET PLAYLIST :: Bad Ass Bass – Heavyweight Crew :: Get High (VIP Mix) – Kill Them With Colour :: Raingurl – Yaeji :: Hard Drive – Shenseea, Konshens & Rvssian :: 420 in Kingston – E-Lit :: Exodus (Kid Culture 2012 Rework) – Bob Marley :: Plain Jane (Remix) – A$AP Ferg feat. Nicki Minaj :: Let It (Edit Remix) – Machinedrum :: Staying Gold – Cas One Vs Figure :: Pon Remote – Stereotyp Ft. Brother Culture :: Your High (feat. Tom Trago) – The Barking Dogs :: Mirror Me (Dark Dub) – Maceo Plex feat. C.A.R. :: Okay – Shiba San :: Drug Dilling – The/Das :: EXposed (Dubfire Remix) – Plastikman :: The Judgement Dub 1 – King...
Burningmax presents AGNIXAM :: Spiritual Dance

Burningmax presents AGNIXAM :: Spiritual Dance

This is a demo I got ready to pitch Bhakti Festival 2018, a spirituality festival, with a session of “Spiritual Dance”, a new experiment based on techno rhythms fused with mantras and songs of all spiritual backgrounds: Hindu and native American chants meet Australian aboriginal spirituality and sacred songs of African tribes, Gregorian chants and Buddhist mantras, Tibetan monks and Islamic muezzins, binaural frequencies, icaros of Amazonian ayahuasca shamans and other sounds of spiritual nature. For the spiritual dance project I adopted a “proto-spiritual” pseudonym I already used for other recent holistic performances: Agnixam. The spirit of Burning Max becomes Agni, divinity of fire, while “xam” is nothing but the mirror reflection of “max” – an alternate version of Burningmax, more profound and intimate. Agnixam is the spiritual expression of Burningmax, but with the same “bhakti” for techno music. BURNINGMAX presents AGNIXAM :: SPIRITUAL DANCE DJSET PLAYLIST :: Center of the Universe – Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound :: Gayatri Mantra (Christopher Just Remix) – Mel Merio :: Moola Prayer (Kareem Raïhani Remix) – Maneesh De Moor + Kareem Raihani :: Equilibrio – Corei :: Om Hrim: Namaste Stillness Mantra – DJ Drez + The Jahta Beat Orchestra :: The Soul Force – Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound :: Afro Perkution (Club Mix) – Royal Music Paris :: Dreamer (Summer 2015 Mix) – Abakus :: Saranghi Breaks (Mashti & Polyesta Remix) – Kaya Project :: Heaven – Electric Skychurch :: Center of the Universe – Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound Liked Burningmax presents AGNIXAM :: Spiritual Dance? Download the DJ set from here, enjoy it and share it with...
Burningmax :: Smells Like Boom Spirit

Burningmax :: Smells Like Boom Spirit

Playing trance and psy-trance is definitely fun. I still prefer progressive techno, but every time I play trance I definitely feel its power on decks. And on the dancefloor. I have been going to Boom Festival, home to psychedelic and psy-trance culture, for the last three editions. Being the festival a biannual event, I’ve been a “boomer” for the last 6 years, and I feel that it’s about time for a little homage to the Boom community, of both boomers and musicians. We are One. Here are some of my favorite “classic” Boom artists: Zen Mechanics, Loud, Ace Ventura, E-Clip, Avalon, and many others – plus some good recent Goa trance and a couple of progressive trance tunes, all mixed up with some massive pounding hypnotic techno – enough to create a synergy with trance and to make it “smell like Boom spirit”. A little “numerology trick” here, and another homage to last year’s Boom Festival edition. Boom 2016 was all about the numerology of number 3. 33,333 participants tickets, 3,333 admissions to Utopia the after-Boom and, unfortunately, 3 casualties among the participants of the festival. This is why you’ll find this trance mix to be “cut” at exactly 3 hours, 33 minutes, 33 seconds and 333 milliseconds – which means the total play time is 3:33:33:333. =) BURNINGMAX :: FEELS LIKE BOOM SPIRIT DJSET PLAYLIST :: Come with Us (Lish Remix) – Ace Ventura + Zen Mechanics :: Underbeat (Future Frequency Remix) – Astrix :: Sacred Rituals – Mindbenderz :: Idanha – Kundalini :: Mother (Fur Coat Remix) – Denis Horvat :: Spectrum (Original Mix) – Akoustik ::...
Burningmax Live – Fuck Ecstatic Dance This Is Spiritual

Burningmax Live – Fuck Ecstatic Dance This Is Spiritual

I’ve never really understood the trend of Ecstatic Dance. Don’t get me wrong, I have a very active “holistic life” so I know it all about it, but as a DJ and most of all as a raver, I simply cannot understand (nor accept) those sudden swings from a good tune to a crappy one, to an uplifting groove to a sudden cheesy pop song. Yes, sure… the 5 rythms, the flow… I know – but that’s gotta be a different way… So at the recent Barcelona Burning Bash Weekend BBB 2017, during one of my scheduled DJ sets I took the holistic dance to another level – the spiritual one. And I made sure that one was going to good for the dancefloor, too – not just for the soul. Techno, trance, and good dance electronica are this time at service of prayers. The entire set, that opens and closes with a Gayatri Mantra, is actually made by tracks that are in fact prayers. And when they are not, good dance music is the base for a wide series of spiritual loops that I throw in the mix: buddhist mantras, tibetan monks, gregorian chants, african spiritual chants, native american prayers, sufi sounds, Osho meditation tunes and more – including “icaros”, sacred amazonian chants for ayahuasca ceremonies. I hope you enjoy it. Shanti Om, motherfuckers. BURNINGMAX :: FUCK ECSTATIC DANCE THIS IS SPIRITUAL DJSET PLAYLIST :: Center of the Universe – Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound :: Gayatri Mantra (Christopher Just Remix) – Mel Merio :: Moola Prayer (Kareem Raïhani Remix) – Maneesh De Moor + Sudha :: Lotus...
Burningmax Live 15 :: Live At MART

Burningmax Live 15 :: Live At MART

This is the DJ set I played at MART (Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Rovereto e Trento) last night. The Italian contemporary art museum invited me to play a live set for “Hungry Like The Woolf“, a dance party inspired to Virginia Woolf and the Modernism, which I twisted into a “Angry Like The Woolf” live set. I kicked in with a stripper song, a remixed Ella Fitzgerald and some pimped up electroswing, but pretty soon I moved into the techno rave sounds I feel more comfortable with, and closed the live set by venturing into dubstep and psychedelic electronica, just to throw in a pinch of “dancefloor modernism“. And I had plenty of fun! =) Enjoy, download, and have fun you too! BURNINGMAX LIVE AT MART :: ANGRY LIKE THE WOOLF Are you wondering why I used a cameo for the cover art of the live DJ set? Check out the original flyer from MART for the “Hungry Like The Woolf” dance party, and you’ll figure out on your own! =) Enjoyed the live set? Download it from here and feel free to share the link with your friends! :: MIXDECK TRACKLIST :: :: The Stripper – David Rose :: Airmail Special (Club Des Belugas Remix) – Ella Fitzgerald :: Catgroove – Parov Stelar :: Snake Charmer – Benny Berigan :: Hold the Night – Lyre Le Temps :: The Last Dance (Remix) – Parov Stelar :: Conga Madness (Seiji Remix) – Zero Db :: The Phantom (1930 Swing Version) – Parov Stelar :: Love the Music (Elvis Suarez Remix) – RCMP :: Vorsprung Durch Hektik (Mark Reeve...
In-Flight Entertainment 02 :: Nairobi

In-Flight Entertainment 02 :: Nairobi

Technically, this one has not been mixed while flying, but while hanging out in a Maasai Mara Lodge in Kenya, right before flying back to Italy. I mixed it at a very low volume and no pre-fade listening (hence the couple of mix fuckups), so I could have been able to enjoy it in my headphones for the first time only when I was on the flight back home, a few hours later. Does it counts as in-flight entertainment? =) Also, it’s kind of different from the music I usually play – consider this something like a chillout session for a Maasai warrior! IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT 02 :: :: NAIROBI :: MIXDECK TRACKLIST :: :: Bamako Street Drums – Unknown Artist :: Sabali (Miike Snow Remix) – Amadou + Mariam :: Africa – Cirque Du Soleil :: I Speak Fula – Bassekou Kouyate + Ngoni Ba :: Rub Attractor/My Elephant – Snorkel :: Kalemba (Wegue – Wegue) – Buraka Som Sistema + Pongolove :: The Sikh Man And The Rasta – Transglobal Underground :: Chet Boghassa – Tinariwen :: Addis Black Widow – Mulatu Astatke + The Heliocentrics :: Africanize Dem – Patrice :: Kilt Of Africa – Mono :: Darkness – Phutureprimitive :: Fury To Forgiveness – Baby Fox :: Road to Zion – Damian Marley :: Alkazaar – Basement Jaxx :: Élisa (Arabesque version) – Jane Birkin :: Guest loop: It all Began in Afrika – The Chemical Brothers Liked my world beats DJ set? You can download it from here, enjoy it, and share it with your friends! This mixdeck is just for fun and not for...
Burningmix 07 :: Rave and Roll, Babe…

Burningmix 07 :: Rave and Roll, Babe…

It’s only rave and roll and we like it, oh yes we do! =) BURNINGMIX 07 :: :: RAVE’N’ROLL, BABE :: MIXDECK TRACKLIST :: :: Dead Souls – Mademoiselle Caro + Franck Garcia :: Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider Go!!! – Trentemøller :: I Gotta Rokk (Irn Mnky Swagger Mix) – DJ Shadow :: We Want Your Soul (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) – Freeland :: In the Light (Original) – Terranova :: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nari + Milani Remix) – Nirvana :: Blue Monday (Kurt Maverick + Padman + Luke Remix) – New Order :: La musique – Riot in Belgium :: Get Kinky – Plump DJs :: Glowsticks – Adam Freeland :: Fuck The Pain Away – Peaches :: Riders On the Storm Remix – Infected Mushroom :: Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (London Session) – LCD Soundsystem :: Sitarfire – David Starfire :: E – T. Raumschmiere :: E Talking – Soulwax :: French Girls Play Guitar – AutoKratz :: Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix) – Depeche Mode :: dBeep On (Zero Db Reconstruction) – DJ Kentaro :: Drunk As F*ck (DJ Craze Remix) – Tittsworth :: Yeah (Crass Version) – LCD Soundsystem Guest Loop:: Def Surrounds Us – DJ Shadow Liked my mixdeck? Download it from here, enjoy it, and share it with your friends! This mixdeck is just for fun and not for commercial use. Copyright for each tune is owned by their respective artists and/or publishers. For more info on copyright please see this...