Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #15 - May 30, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel



Full Moon JPopcast #15 - May 30, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This episode of Full Moon is a mix of new and classic JPop, including music from My Little Lover and Hirai Ken. We also have some listener feedback, and we play requests for Crystal Kay, Pizzicato Five and more!

My Little Lover - Yes~Free Flower
Maaya Sakamoto - Mameshiba
Pizzicato Five - atarashii uta (a new song)
Crystal Kay - Kirakuni
Double - Driving All Night
Namie Amuro - Can't Eat, Can't Sleep, I'm Sick (Remix)
Hirai Ken - Wonderful World (Filur Remix)
Mari Reiko - On The Town

A Hundred Birds - Jaguar

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #14 - May 16, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel



Full Moon JPopcast #14 - May 16, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1 FM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This episode of Full Moon is full of all new music, with hits from Utada Hikaru, Sponge Cola, Crystal Kay and Fantastic Plastic Machine. We also play requests for the latest from Morning Musume, Tackey and Tsubasa and more!
Sponge Cola - Gemini (Acoustic Version) - Warner Philippines
Utada Hikaru - Passion - Toshiba EMI
Fantastic Plastic Machine - A World Without Love (feat. Bonnie Pink) - avex trax
Crystal Kay - kirakuni - Epic/Sony
Namie Amuro - Violet Sauce - avex trax
Namie Amuro - Can't Sleep, Can't Eat, I'm Sick - avex trax
Morning Musume - Sexy Boy~soyokaze ni yorisotte~ - Zetima
Jasmine Trias - Excuses (Alex Vanning Dance Mix) - Universal Philippines
Tackey and Tsubasa - Venus (Original Version) - avex trax
Minmi - Summertime!! (HEMO "yosakoi" Soca Mix) - Victor

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #13 - May 2, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel



Full Moon JPopcast #13 - May 2, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This week's program features ballads from DOUBLE and South Border, summertime grooves from Sakura, Gorie and Minmi, a rarity from Pizzicato Five's Konishi Yasuharu and more!
Double - Moon River (feat. Frontpage Orchestra) - For Life
South Border - Rainbow - Warner Philippines
Orange and Lemons - Abot Kamay - Universal Philippines
Sakura - どうしてこんなに好きになったんだろう… - Toshiba EMI
Jasmine Trias - Excuses - Universal Philippines
Readymade FM produced by Konishi Yasuharu - Comme A La Radio - Meldac
Minmi - It's Summertime! (Original Version) - Victor
Gorie feat. Jasmine and Joann - Mickey (Hawaii Version) - Columbia
Monday Michiru - Touch The Sky - Geneon
Studio Apartment - We Are Lonely (feat. Terrance Downs) - New World Records

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #12 - April 18, 2016 Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel




Full Moon JPopcast #12 - April 18, 2016 Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Original aired on CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto, Ontario Canada
This is the full-length version of one of my favourite JPopcast episodes - it's an extended show featuring lots of Soulful Japanese House, Hip Hop and Dancehall grooves from Misia, Monday Michiru, Nanjaman, m-flo, UTADA, KREVA, TOWA TEI and many more!
For a special Soulful House-only edit of this show, listen at the link below:
https://www.mixcloud.com/djsanfran/dj-san-fran-full-moon-jpopcast-april-18-2006-japan-in-the-house/

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #11 - March 21, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel



Full Moon JPopcast #11 - March 21, 2006 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1 FM Toronto, Ontario, Canada
This week's program brings OPM slow jams from MYMP, Hip Hop from Dice & K-9/Mobbstarr, Kreva, Nitro Microphone Underground and new soulful House Music from A Hundred Birds.
MYMP - The Closer I Get To You - Versions - Ivory Music
MYMP - Talaga Naman - Beyond Acoustic - Ivory Music
Misia - Wasurenai Hibi - CD Single - BMG Japan
Kreva - H.A.P.P.Y. - Ai Jibunhaku - Pony Canyon
JHETT - Get Ready~Night To Remember (feat. Sowelu) - avex trax
Dice & K-9/Mobbstarr - Neva Lettin' Go (feat. SVC & Mike Swift) - Tha' Journey - Viva
Nitro Microphone Underground - Nitro Microphone Underground - Columbia Japan
Nanjaman - Riddim Rider - Di Vibes 2002 - ki/oon
Utada Hikaru - Time Limit - For You - Toshiba EMI
A Hundred Birds - Into The Sky - Into The Sky - For Life
SHD 3000 feat. Monday Michiru - The Real Thing - Sakura Hills Disco 3000 - realeyes

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #6 - December 13, 2005 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel




Full Moon JPopcast #6 - December 13, 2005 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1FM Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Merry Christmas! This week's Full Moon JPopcast show is our annual Holiday special edition, specially extended for the Podcast. We present Christmas and Winter themed songs, including double doses from Misia, Dreams Come True, Chisato Moritaka, Pizzicato Five, Kick The Can Crew & more!





Full Moon JPopcast #5 - November 29, 2005 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel



Full Moon JPopcast #5 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel

Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1 FM November 29, 2005 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This week's music show features a classic from Soul Crusaders, Utada, Crazy Ken Band, Wada Akiko and Baseball Bear. We also feature video game themed music clips from Katamari Damacy and the Space Invaders tribute album.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Full Moon JPopcast #1 - October 4, 2005 - Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel

Full Moon JPopcast #1 - October 4, 2005
Hosted by DJ San Fran & Christine Miguel
Originally Aired on CKLN 88.1 FM, Toronto, Canada


This week's show brings you info about upcoming events and music from Coco Lee, Sandy Lam, Sakura, and more!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

SET IT OFF - Summer '05 Mix Session Live at Ciao Edie - Selected & Mixed by DJ SAN FRAN



Flashback to the Summer of '05 - SET IT OFF Saturdays at Ciao Edie - Join DJ San Fran as he takes you on a Saturday night journey from Bossa & Reggae to R&B & Hip Hop to House and Electro!
Featuring music from Tom & Joyce, Taana Gardner, Erykah Badu, Black Sheep, Busta Rhymes, Jungle Brothers, Loose Joints, Missy Elliott, Harvey Mason, Joey Negro, Blaze, Utada Hikaru + many more!
Mixed with Love by DJ San Fran (Toronto, Canada)
Recorded Live In The Mix at Ciao Edie

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Future Disco System: Funky Disco House Anthems Selected & Mixed by DJ San Fran

Mixcloud Version:


Soundcloud Version:


Disco House & Funky House Anthems from Joey Negro, Ann Nesby, Ce Ce Peniston, Knee Deep, David Morales, Pete Heller, Bini + Martini and many more!

Mixed with Love by DJ San Fran from the original vinyl 12" Singles.

For Promotional Use Only

Sunday, January 8, 2017

CD Review: Defected presents House Masters - Heller & Farley




Pete Heller and Terry Farley are UK House Pioneers, with a lengthy string of productions and remixes from their own underground productions on Junior Boys Own/JBO to club moving remixes for more mainstream Pop & R&B artists like Louise, Lisa Stansfield and Janet Jackson. As part of the House Masters series, Defected Records has released a 3 CD compilation featuring 30 tracks full of Heller & Farley goodness.

Personally chosen by Terry and Pete themselves, CD 1 and CD 2 feature specially selected remixes and dubs of major-label and underground artists done over their career. CD 3 features productions that were created by Farley & Heller themselves, under their Fire Island / Roach Motel / Heller & Farley monikers.

Highlights of CD 1 include the Fire Island remix of Ultra Nate's "How Long", the groove of which was the basis for the even more successful "Ultra Flava"; their radical re-working of Happy Monday's "Stinkin' Thinkin'" which turned the mild alt-rock groove into a Madchester House stomper; plus their classic remix of New Order's "Regret", with its funky grand piano solo.

CD 2 features a new 2016 reworking of "Ultra Flava", in lieu of the original version; the rare promo-only Zooromancer remix of "Salome" by U2; as well as my personal favourite, the Fire Island remix of Mone's "Movin'".

Even with the extended playing times on each CD, this edition of House Masters is just a beginner's taste of the brilliance of the Farley & Heller sound, and will hopefully lead the listener to delve further into their catalog of remixes and productions. There are so many classic remixes not included here that would probably require at least 2 or 3 more volumes of House Masters!

The CDs are packaged in a triple gatefold cardboard digipack case with only the track listings and credits inside. It would have been wonderful to have proper liner notes from Terry and Pete about each track and their comments on the production and what made them so special to be included in this compilation.

Also available as a digital release, the physical CD and digital versions do differ in a major way - all the big name artists on CD 1 and CD 2 - including Ultra Nate, Danny Tenaglia, Happy Mondays, Terry Callier, New Order, Simply Red and Michael Watford, have been removed from the digital version, replaced with alternate Heller & Farley tracks and remixes of F&H tracks by other producers including Joey Negro and Murk.

Note that the First Pressing of this CD release has a number of errors - CD 2 of the physical version is mispressed - GusGus "VIP" is not the Fire Island Dub, but actually the Masters At Work Vocal Mix! Terry Farley confirmed to me on Twitter that this is a known error on the first edition of the CD version. Also, as Jason Whittaker mentioned in his review on Medium, a number of the tracks are edited and/or transferred from inferior vinyl sources instead of the original master tapes or pre-existing digital masters. Hopefully these issues will be rectified on a subsequent 2nd pressing of the CD. The Digital Edition does have the correct version of VIP.

Unfortunate flaws aside, this is another welcome addition to the House Masters series and I highly recommend it for those who want a great career overview of the Heller & Farley sound. Essential Listening!

Defected presents House Masters - Heller & Farley


Tracklist
CD 1
01. Ultra Nate 'How Long' (Fire Island Remix)        
02. Danny Tenaglia 'Music Is The Answer (Dancin’ & Prancin’)'
      (Fire Island’s ‘La Musica Es La Respuesta’)
03. Happy Mondays 'Stinkin' Thinkin' (Junior Style Mix)
04. Jasper Street Co. 'A Feelin' (Heller & Farley Project Remix)                                      
05. Tension 'A Place Called Heaven' (Fire Island Mix)
06. Junior Vasquez 'Get Your Hands Off My Man' (Fire Island Dub 4 Junior)                                
07. Terry Callier 'I Don't Want To See Myself (Without You)' (Heller & Farley Saturday In Chicago Mix)      
08. Funky Green Dogs 'The Way' (The Way Into The Roach Motel)                                              
09. New Order 'Regret' (Fire Island Mix)              
10. Robert Owens 'Was I Here Before' (Fire Island Vocal)                 
CD 2
01. The Heller & Farley Project   'Ultra Flava' (2016 Version)
02. U2 'Salome' (Zooromancer Remix)
03. Simply Red 'Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)' (Fire Island Vox Remix)
04. DSK 'What Would We Do' (Eight Minutes Of Madness Mix)
05. Michael Watford 'Love To The World' (Fire Island Remix)
06. Gus Gus 'VIP' (Fire Island Dub)
07. Product Of Da Neighbourhood 'Living In Brooklyn' (Roach Motel Dub)
08. Moné 'Movin’ (Fire Island Mix)
09. The Believers 'Who Dares To Believe In Me?' (Roach Motel Dub)
10. Robert Owens 'Ordinary People' (Roaching The Bass Bin)
CD 3
01. Roach Motel 'Movin On' (Correct House Mix)
02. Fire Island feat. Mark Anthoni 'If You Should Need A Friend' (Fire Island Club Mix)
03. Fire Island feat. Love Nelson 'There But For The Grace of God'
      (Original Live ‘N’ Funky Mix)
04. Fire Island feat. Ricardo Da Force 'Fire Island'
05. Heller & Farley 'The Rising Sun' (Summer Luv Rite)
06. Fire Island 'In Your Bones'
07. The Heller & Farley Project feat. Cevin Fisher 'We Built This House'
      (Fire Island Mix)
08. Roach Motel 'Wild Luv' (Original Mix)
09. Roach Motel 'The Night' (Deep Nite Mix)
10. Fire Island 'White Powder Dreams' (Fire Island Vocal Mix)


Digital Version:
Same tracklisting as above except for the following:
CD 1 - Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8 and CD 2 - Tracks 3 & 5 are removed and replaced at the end with the following tracks instead:

01. Black Science Orchestra - Sunshine (Farley and Heller's Faith on a Sunday Vocal)
02. Roach Motel - Trouble
03. Roach Motel - Musica Loco
04. Fire Island - If You Should Need A Friend (feat. Mark Anthoni) (Sound Factory Dub)
05. Fire Island - There But For The Grace Of God (feat. Love Nelson) (Joey Negro Mix)
06. Heller & Farley Project - We Built This House (feat. Cevin Fisher) (Roach Motel Dub)
07. Fire Island - White Powder Dreams (Murk Vocal Mix)