When you hear “Doormen On Vacation” that might not immediately ring a bell. But that’s about to change as I invited this fairly new collective over for a very special guest-mix session in Dirty Disco episode 404. There’s also a very big chance that you already know the three gentlemen who are behind the Doormen On Vacation collective as they are already very well established names from the electronic music scene.
Together they hold over 476 years of experience in the electronic music scene. Their record collections could fill the Grand Canyon and together they have more skill then Messi.
Doormen On Vacation.
To give you a small introduction just before I present them to you when you may say “Damn thats dope!‘. Together they hold over 476 years of experience in the electronic music scene. Their record collections could fill the Grand Canyon and together they have more skill then Messi. To be clear this isn’t about football, neither it’s about the familiar ‘tech house’ sound you may know them from. The Doormen On Vacation are here to share their love, passion and knowledge in music through a very special series of grown up all nighter sets that are full of the best and unknown edits, remixes and originals from the 70’s and 80’s.
Who are Doormen On Vacation?
At this point you could be like: come on Kono! Bring it on, stop teasing us and tell who are the guys behind Doormen On Vacation. The collective is formed by three names that you for sure have heard music from, danced on and perhaps even played in your sets if you are a DJ yourself. Doormen On Vacation are: John Acquaviva, Roland Leesker and Philipp Jung. Now it might be so that you don’t immediately know all of them so let me introduce them to you.
Roland Leesker, head-honcho at Get Physical.
Roland Leesker is not only responsible for the DJ guest-mix session in Dirty Disco episode 404 under his DJ Rolando name. He also happens to be the head-honcho of one of the most influential house music labels in the world “Get Physical Music“. Next to DJ’ing and curating awesome music in his selections, he works as an A&R manager to spot and manage next generation talents as well as working with already very established names in the electronic music scene.
John Acquaviva, key techno innovator.
John Acquaviva is a real key techno innovator who is not only known for his technical DJ skills and music selections in his DJ sets that cross multiple era’s. Back in the 90’s he worked together with Richie Hawtin to set up the Plus 8 and Definitive labels. He’s also known for his all-nighter sets at Berghain in Berlin and Space in Ibiza.
Philipp Jung, talking Body Language.
Last but definitely not least is Philipp Jung. And to give you a hint of where you know him from I would like to say. Dum dum dum dum. Clearly this doesn’t work that very well in text format :-). But when I say Body Language and that he is half of the notorious M.A.N.D.Y. House duo responsible for this huge House classic. This must be very familiar to you as a real electronic music lover. If not for whatever reason you know this man and the music. No worries as we are not here to judge but to educate. Just listen to M.A.N.D.Y – Body Language here and you’ll understand.
Now more recently Philipp Jung launched his own “Forever Jung” project and is also the co-founder of the most influential Get Physical label.
After reading my introduction on the Doormen On Vacation you’ll understand why I’m so excited to have these guys here in Dirty Disco doing a guest-mix session. The first hour of this week’s podcast episode will be very much Disco mixed up with Nu Disco and I’m very thankful that these guys are here with me. After the full hour of Disco vibes, I will take over the decks with a small selection of Deep House tunes to top things off.
Dirty Disco 404 Contents.
A total of 21 tracks divided up into two mix sessions. In the first hour a lot of Disco and Funk served up by Rolando (Roland Leesker) in the name of the Doormen On Vacation. And the second hour a deep house selection by me with new tunes you should def check out.
Doormen On Vacation guest-mix session full of Disco edits, remixes and originals from the 70’s and 80’s. Mixed by Rolando.
New tunes on labels such as: Ad Hoc Records, GLBDOM Classic, Local Talk, Aus Music and Pets Recordings. By Artists: Denyl Brook, Jon Gravy, DJ Merci, Janeret and The Wanderist who is also known as one half of the Dam Swindle duo and goes under his real name Maarten Smeets.
This week’s episode includes a couple of 12 inches. For example the Maestropolis LP which is available as vinyl.
And like always is the full episode available as a standalone DJ (music only) mix, without the presentation through my Mixcloud Select membership.
Dirty Disco 404 Tracklists.
Below you’ll find the full track listing split up into the two mixes in this week’s music show episode 404. The first hour is full of Disco by Doormen on Vacation, mixed by Rolando. And the second hour is Dirty Disco as usual with a deep house selection of new must-hear / have tunes. I will also try to drop as far as possible all tracks in my official Dirty Disco Spotify playlist here for easy access.
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Doormen On Vacation – Guest-mix session by Rolando.
Jeanette “Lady” Day
Come Let Me Love You
Mama Used To Say (Rolando’s DOV Mix)
Leila (Poolside Remix)
The Carrington Spirituals
Louie Vega & Unlimited Touch
I Hear Music In The Streets (Classic Boogie Mix)
Bodyshine (Larry Levan Mix)
Superflight Ft Marie Daulne (Maurice Fulton Remix)
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