Welcome one and all to a fresh new show, mixed and produced by me Wanghart, for my online music website liaoliao.tw, hosted by Boxfrequency.FM. Each month I’m going to be featuring a pick of the promos i receive at the liaoliao.tw headquarters in Kaohsiung City, here in Taiwan. New music released by some of the worlds top independent artists and labels. Music you wouldn’t normally get to hear out here in the far east. In the second hour of each show im hosting a special guest mix put together by a DJ rocking the scene over in the western hemisphere !
liaoliao.tw – KAOHSIUNG
Track listings for Wanghart mix in the first hour …
01. Napoleon – I On U – Secret Life
02. Debukas – Coloured Lines – FREE !
03. Manuel Sahagun – Heat (Rhode & Brown Remix) – Good Company
04. Scott Diaz – Take A Chance – Grand Plans
05. Daniel Solar & Andi de Luxe – Pushin’ On (Eli Escoba Mix) – Dikso
06. Jerome C – High Noon – Wolf & Lamb
07. Butter Control – Straight Up As 12 o’Clock – Fruit Of Life
08. Man Power – The Tourist – ESP Institute
09. Collective Machine – Heteras (Sobek’s Hidden Sugar Remix) – Hi!Fly Music
10. Svida – Cabbage – Kretsen
11. Formally Unknown – Simulacrum – Bass Oditty
For more information and to listen to the releases featured in the show, head to the Magazine section…
Special guest mix for the second hour…
Scott Diaz has ploughed a wide and all encompassing path during his 15 years as a DJ and artist, playing and producing right across the spectrum of house. His influences range from jack-injected warehouse grooves and the UK bass movement right through to soulful, jazzy cuts and mid-90’s US Garage, taking in all that’s great about modern house music.
Whichever sub-strain of house or garage he turns his hand to, it would be fair to say that he’s firmly cemented his place as one of the most exciting producers to emerge in recent years. His peers would seem to agree, with the likes of Huxley, Oliver Heldens, MJ Cole, MK, Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera, David Penn, Joey Negro, Shiba San and Low Steppa all championing Scott’s music. Traxsource featured an impressive 12 of his records in their ‘Best of 2014’ lists as well as placing him in their top 50 deep house artists at the end of both 2014 and 2015. In February of 2016 his ‘Shakedown EP’ on Simma Black hit the top 50 on Beatport with the rough n’ rugged 3-tracker receiving overwhelming support from a diverse range of DJ’s, critics and music fans alike.
Studio success is fundamental to Scott, but the true test of a DJ remains in the clubs. In the UK, London, Brighton, Sheffield, Bristol and everywhere in between has experienced the Scott Diaz vibe, and in that same spirit he’s been rinsing his passport over the last few years too, performing in Ibiza, Dublin, Switzerland, Amsterdam and more, as well as Russia and extensively in the USA (LA, Detroit, San Francisco, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Phoenix & more). His reach and appeal continues to grow exponentially, rocking parties alongside the likes of Hot Since 82, Flava D, Prok & Fitch and Martin Ikin. No matter the venue or occasion, he maintains the same refreshing approach to his sets as to his productions, using his own remixes, unreleased edits and mixtools and playing right across the underground spectrum. The result is a cultured blend of classic influences and modern club-ready grooves – always with the dancefloor in mind
From a press perspective, he’s an interviewer’s dream – always warm, thoughtful and honest, and able to talk freely about all aspects of the music business. He was recently interviewed and appeared on DJ Spoony’s Rinse FM show, and in addition he’s provided noteworthy guest mixes for Grant Nelson’s Housecall, DeepInside Radio and the ‘Global Dance Session’ – each of which are syndicated to over 2 million people worldwide.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Scott currently splits his time between the UK and the U.S and continues to evolve as an artist with a strong focus on his DJ sets and original productions. The remainder of 2016 already looks extremely bright with a number of UK and European gigs confirmed, plus remixes for the likes of Craig David & Low Steppa scheduled alongside EP’s for Simma Black & several other industry- leading imprints.
Scott’s ambitious new label project, ‘Grand Plans’ will also launch in the autumn, releasing, in Scott’s own words, “lovingly-curated electronic music with heart & soul” – allowing him to share moments and music as diverse, inspiring and life-affirming as the ones that shaped him.
Show was ‘On Air’ Tuesday 2nd August / 3pm UK / 10pm Taiwan