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Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Tony Z. Episode B94.

Episode: B94

Date: 05/08/2021

Hosted by: @djtonyz

Mixed by: @djtonyz

Track Listing:

  1. Beautiful People (Mood II Swing Dub)-Barbara Tucker, Mood II Swing
  2. I’m Feelin’ U (T.Markakis Class ‘N’ Groove Extended Mix)-CeCe Peniston, T.Markakis
  3. You Used To Hold Me feat. Samantha Blanchard (DJ Spen & Reelsoul Remix)- Ralphi Rosario
  4. REACH OUT (K.O.T.s NYC Mix)-Kings Of Tomorrow
  5. Hold On My Heart (Zetbee Extended Remix)-Arturo Macchiavelli, Lee Wilson, Zetbee
  6. That’s Life (Original Mix)-Drew Dabble
  7. It Is What It Is feat. Elise LeGrow (Club Mix)-Vintage Culture, Elise LeGrow
  8. The Answer (feat. Arthur Baker, Victor Simonelli) (Extended Mix)-Armand Van Helden, Chris Lake
  9. The Underground (Brian Tappert Extended Rework)-John ‘Julius’ Knight, Roland Clark, Brian Tappert
  10. Crussy (Original)-James Silk
  11. Back Tonight (Saison Extended Remix)-Miguel Migs, Martin Luther, Saison
  12. Trying (Miguel Migs Salty Love Dub)-Corsica One, Miguel Migs
  13. West Side Highway (DJ Tony Z’s Dark In The Night Extended DubMix)-DJ Tony Z
  14. Burning (Sonny Fodera Remix)-MK, Sonny Fodera
  15. Gold (Manoo Remix)-Daniel Rateuke, AWEN, Manoo
  16. Genius Of House (Sam Divine Remix)-UCH, Sam Divine
  17. The Power (Extended Mix)-David Penn, Roland Clark
  18. Scream 4 Love (Micky More & Andy Tee Remix)-David Penn, Sheylah Cuffy, Micky More & Andy Tee, Micky More, Andy Tee
  19. Happy People (Michael Gray Remix)-Kathy Brown, Michael Gray
  20. West Side Highway (DJ Tony Z’s Dark In The Night Tunnel Mix)-DJ Tony Z
  21. West Side Highway (DJ Tony Z’s Dark In The Night Extended DubMix)-DJ Tony Z
  22. Dance Moves (All Skates Mix)-DJ Oji
  23. Can You Feel It (Martin Luther King)-Chicago house
  24. Back To Life (Zepherin Saint Thunder Dub)-Soul II Soul, Zepherin Saint
  25. Choose To Choose-Moon Rocket, LauMii

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Pdub. Episode B93.

Episode: B93

Date: 05/02/2021

Hosted by: @djpdub

Mixed by: @djpdub

Track Listing:

  1. Cathedrals (Faith’s Farley & Jarvis Extended Sunday Sermon Mix)-D.C. LaRue
  2. King Kong-Icarus
  3. The Chant-Todd Edwards
  4. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)-Peggy Gou
  5. Closer-Jaden Thompson
  6. That Thing-Golden Boy
  7. Final (Dr Packer Remix)-Hustlers Convention, Michael Gray & Jon Pearn
  8. Make Luv (feat. Oliver Cheatham)-Room 5
  9. Weightless (DJ Seinfeld Remix)-Ben Böhmer & Panama
  10. Genius of House (Sam Divine Remix)-Uch
  11. I Call That Love (feat. Laura White)-LA Riots & Max Styler
  12. The Weekend (Sultra Extended Mix)-Michael Gray
  13. Omen (feat. Sam Smith)-Disclosure
  14. Tilted (Paradis Remix)-Christine and the Queens
  15. Follow Up-Cratouille

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Tony Z. Episode B92.

Episode: B92

Date: 04/24/2021

Hosted by: @djtonyz

Mixed by: @djtonyz

Track Listing:

  1. Hannah-Fete Sad Girls
  2. Higher (Lee Buxton & Micfreak Remix)-Abco & Micfreak
  3. West Side Highway (DJ Tony Z’s Deep In the Night Extended Mix)-DJ Tony Z
  4. Down (Riva Starr VIP Club Remix)-The Vision, Dames Brown
  5. Happy People (Michael Gray Remix)-Kathy Brown
  6. You Are The Universe (Michele Chiavarini Remix)-Full Flava, CeCe Peniston
  7. Scream 4 Love (Micky More & Andy Tee Remix)-David Penn, Sheylah Cuffy
  8. Hallelujah (Sebb Junior Extended Remix)-Kevin McKay, David Penn
  9. When Love Is Over (Original Mix)-Nu Port 62
  10. Finally Ready (David Penn Extended Remix)-The Shapeshifters, Billy Porter
  11. Genius Of House (Sam Divine Remix)-UCH
  12. That Jazz Feeling (Extended Mix)-T.Markakis
  13. Rose rouge (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Remix)-St Germain
  14. Never Get Enough (Terry Hunter Club Mix)-Brian McKnight
  15. Back To Life (Zepherin Saint Thunder Dub)-Soul II Soul
  16. Could It Be (Vocal Mix)-Moon Rocket, Paula
  17. Take Me To My Love (Ralf GUM Main Mix)-Ralf GUM, Monique Bingham

 

 

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Tony Z. Episode B91.

Episode: B91

Date: 04/03/2021

Hosted by: @djtonyz

Mixed by: @djtonyz

Track Listing:

  1. Never Get Enough (Terry Hunter Club Mix)-Brian McKnight
  2. Higher (Terry Hunter, James Poyser Main)-Julius Jordan, TREE, Terry Hunter
  3. You’ve Done Enough (Extended Mix)-Gorgon City & Drama
  4. Wasted All Of My Time (Low Steppa Remix)-Alessio Cala’
  5. It Is What It Is feat. Elise LeGrow (Club Mix)-Vintage Culture
  6. Excuse Me (Original Mix)-Rhythm Staircase
  7. Burning (Sonny Fodera Remix)-MK
  8. Put It Down (Miguel Migs Salty Rub)-DJ Emii
  9. Get Some Soul (Cup & String Remix)-Dr Packer
  10. Welcome Home (Mijangos & Roger Garcia Afrodeep Mix)-Giorgio Brindesi, Loverman (MX), Roger Garcia
  11. Been A Long Time (Full Intention 2021 Remix)-The Fog
  12. New Jersey Deep-Black Science Orchestra
  13. World Of Deep (Carl Craig Mix)-Carl Craig

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Pdub. Episode B89.

Episode: B89

Date: 03/13/2021

Hosted by: @djpdub

Mixed by: @djpdub

Track Listing:

  1. Aerodynamic-Daft Punk
  2. Testify Love (Eric Kupper Extended Mix)-Ava Cherry
  3. State-Matrefakt
  4. Icarus (Extended Mix)-Madeon
  5. Closer-Jaden Thompson
  6. Music Sounds Better With You-Stardust
  7. One More Time-Daft Punk
  8. Weightless (DJ Seinfeld Remix)-Ben Böhmer & Panama
  9. In My Dreams-Crackazat
  10. Intro-Alan Braxe & Fred Falke
  11. Voyager-Daft Punk
  12. Boogie-Uptown Funk Empire
  13. He’s the Greatest Dancer (Dimitri from Paris Remix)-Sister Sledge
  14. Lady (Hear Me Tonight)-Modjo
  15. Big Love (Extended Remix) [Remastered]-Fleetwood Mac
  16. Around the World-Daft Punk

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Tony Z. Episode B88.

Episode: B88

Date: 03/13/2021

Hosted by: @djtonyz

Mixed by: @djtonyz

Track Listing:

  1. Devotion (Marshall Jefferson Extended Mix) – Ten City
  2. Alright (Club Mix) – Urban Soul
  3. Burning (Sonny Fodera Remix) – MK
  4. Take Me To My Love (Ralf GUM Main Mix) – Ralf GUM, Monique Bingham
  5. Could It Be (Vocal Mix) – Moon Rocket, Paula
  6. More Of You (Booker T Afro House Vocal Mix) – Emeli Sandé, Stonebwoy, Nana Rogues, Booker T
  7. Crazy (Quentin Harris Remix) – Black Coffee, Thiwe, Quentin Harris
  8. Be Strong (Vocal Mix) – Dennis Quin
  9. My Heartbeat (Original Mix) – Paul Hutchinson, Fil Straughan
  10. Never Knew (Sandy Rivera’s Classic Mix) – Kings Of Tomorrow, April Morgan, Sandy Rivera
  11. Get Some Soul (Cup & String Remix) – Dr Packer, Cup & String
  12. When Love Is Over (Original Mix) – Nu Port 62
  13. The Way (Extended Mix) – Harvee
  14. Been A Long Time (Full Intention 2021 Remix) – The Fog, Full Intention
  15. Most Precious Love (DF Future 3000 Mix) – Blaze, UDAUFL, Barbara Tucker, Dennis Ferrer
  16. Hallelujah (Sebb Junior Extended Remix) – Kevin McKay, David Penn, Sebb Junior
  17. Get Out My Head (Todd Terry In House Dub Mix) – Shane Codd
  18. Free (Live Your Life) (KDA 2020 Extended Mix) – Ultra Nate’
  19. Follow Me (Roger Sanchez Extended Remix) – Fiorius
  20. Finally Ready (Dimitri From Paris TSOP- The Sound Of Paris Club Dub Remix) – The Shapeshifters featuring Billy Porter
  21. ANSUN (EricKupper Classic Extended Vocal) – McFadden & Whitehead

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Tony Z. Episode B87.

Episode: B87

Date: 03/06/2021

Hosted by: @djtonyz

Mixed by: @djtonyz

Track Listing:

  1. People Hold On (Remastered 12″ New Jersey Jazz Mix ) – Coldcut, Lisa Stansfield, Blaze
  2. Jumpin’ (Tee’s Freeze Mix) – Todd Terry, Martha Wash, Jocelyn Brown
  3. Most Precious Love (DF Future 3000 Mix) – Blaze, UDAUFL, Barbara Tucker, Dennis Ferrer
  4. Living In A Dream (Extended Mix) – Inner City, Steffanie Christi’an
  5. Wasted All Of My Time (Low Steppa Remix) – Alessio Cala’
  6. Could It Be (Vocal Mix) – Moon Rocket, Paula
  7. Be Strong (Vocal Mix) – Dennis Quin
  8. My Heartbeat (Original Mix) – Paul Hutchinson, Fil Straughan
  9. Soulful Storm – DJ Spen, Jovonn, Tasha LaRae
  10. Been A Long Time (Full Intention 2021 Remix) – The Fog, Full Intention
  11. How Do I Let Go (DJ Kone & Marc Palacios Remix) – Dennis Ferrer, K.T. Brooks, DJ Kone & Marc Palacios
  12. Dancing To (Extended Mix) – Kurd Maverick
  13. Free At Last (Mousse T. Extended Mix) – Anna Leyne, Wankelmut
  14. It Is What It Is Feat. Elise LeGrow (Club Mix) – Vintage Culture, Elise LeGrow
  15. Get Out My Head (Todd Terry In House Dub Mix)-Shane Codd
  16. Get Out My Head (Todd Terry Extended Mix)-Shane Codd
  17. Follow Me (Roger Sanchez Extended Remix)-Florious
  18. Alright (Club Mix – From 1991)-Urban Soul

Asheville House Music Society Mix Show hosted and mixed by DJ Pdub. Episode B85.

Episode: B85

Date: 02/20/2021

Hosted by: @djpdubavl

Mixed by: @djpdubavl

Track Listing:

  1. Tilted (Paradis Remix)-Christine and the Queens
  2. Know Your Worth-Khalid & Disclosure
  3. Follow Up-Cratouille
  4. You Need Me (feat. Maxine Ashley & Sun-El Musician)-Black Coffee
  5. Big Picture (THRDL!FE Remix)-London Grammar
  6. Crystal Eyes-Crackazat
  7. Vibe All Night (Soledrifter Remix)-Karl Sierra, Soledrifter
  8. Gold Member -Me & My Toothbrush
  9. Happiness (Eternal Moment Mix)-Chris Malinchak
  10. Dreams (Gigamesh Edit)-Fleetwood Mac
  11. World of Rules (Extended Mix)-Nora En Pure
  12. In Motion-Vertigini
  13. Loving You (feat. Lulu James) [Moon Boots Remix]-Lane 8
  14. Is This Love (Montmartre Remix)-Bob Marley
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The Nightbell Ends Late Nights with Asheville Local House Music DJs

In a city that has struggled to create an identity and persistent presence for house music, Asheville will be losing a sliver of the stronghold it had built over the last year in The Nightbell. Today, AVLHMS learned that The Nightbell will be ending its DJ sets from local House and Techno DJs to focus on its restaurant activities. The Fourth of July weekend will be the last weekend of DJ sets. Starting next week, the restaurant will focus on dinner service and close at 11 pm.

This brings to a final close a chapter that seemingly ended with the departure of The Nightbell manager, César Meana, who recently returned to Spain. César’s brother, Felix, and his sister-in-law, Katie Button operate The Nightbell as a sister restaurant to Curaté, an established Spanish-style tapas restaurant on Biltmore Avenue. While César was one of the restaurant’s managers, he also brought an electronic music focus to the restaurant, built a DJ booth, and started booking local DJs to play on Saturday nights while he manned the decks on Friday nights himself.

Last month, before his departure, César appointed Ephraim Dean, a local DJ and one-third of the crew, In Plain Sight, as curator of the late night festivities upon his departure. Despite a phenomenal programming effort, after a month, the restaurant decided to change direction and focus on what they know well, which is running a fantastic restaurant.

In discussing this with our source, there was no specific reason given, but one can surmise that César was really the driver of the DJ program. Now that he is back in Spain, it was simply a business decision to focus on the dinner crowd since they no longer have him running the DJ events.

At the end of the day, The Nightbell was a cool little spot that was growing into a destination for DJ culture. While local DJs appreciated the efforts to showcase local talent and House music, they were hopeful that The Nightbell would expand the effort and make some minor improvements to the sound system. There was no real dance floor and the venue lacked the sufficient low end bass required for playing this type of music. But overall it had a great DJ booth, expertly built by César, with all the tools a DJ needed to play.

In my early conversations with him, they really weren’t promoting the venue as a nightlife destination. It was just quietly growing as a place to feature local DJs and this kind of music with no promotion other than a few printed posters in the windows of Curaté and The Nightbell. As a music programmer, César was simply focused on creating a vibe and a sound at The Nightbell, applying his European sensibilities and restaurant prowess to crafting something unique and special.

We can completely understand the decision and know that there will soon be another venue focused on House music to take The Nightbell’s place – there always is. Cesar’s commitment to DJ culture was stronger than The Nightbell’s desire to continue in his absence. And, that’s fine, because Asheville deserves a proper nightclub and all the DJs spinning at The Nightbell should really be playing for a dance floor at that club. Someday, we’ll have that, I’m sure. But for now, we have to thank The Nightbell for giving it a chance. It was refreshing to have a venue who truly understood the culture for DJs by a DJ himself.

There’s no harm in understanding your strengths and changing direction. It’s unfortunate, as local DJs need a place to play and get paid for it. But, we truly wish The Nightbell well and appreciate all the love and support the establishment gave the community while they stayed open all of those late nights for us to gather and play the music we love. Let’s remember that The Nightbell was always a restaurant first. It silently embarked on supporting local DJ talent until it simply could not. That’s business.

I know I’ll be back to The Nightbell for eats and drinks, as it really is a fantastic restaurant with great service. Hopefully, they’ll have an exceptional music selection that matches their food and drinks. I’ll miss playing there myself, but look forward to a future in Asheville where one venue supports the House music movement.