About the concept:
Here is the sixty-nineth instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Robin Tasi’s mix of tracks & remixes by DJ Misjah (incl. collaborations).
About Robin Tasi:
Robin Tasi from Dortmund is one of the founders of the Podcast series and Party named “Acid Wave Podcast” (with Reshift) and also one of the founders of Dortmund’s Techno Party called “Sectæ”.
When Robin was five years old he was watching german VIVA Television after Kindergarden. At the age of 5 or 6 Robin got to know electronic music by listening to “Club Rotation” with moderator Daisy Dee. An offer was made by a friend to buy two Omnitronics Turntables and a Numark Mixer for learning to play with vinyls in the year 2011. Since then his passion to mix and play oldschool techno from the 1990s and early 2000s with new stuff grew bigger. Also a collaboration with Reduct (also from Dortmund) was born which got a release on Limited G., the sublabel of Limited by Andrea Belluzzi called “12.4”.
About DJ Misjah:
The name Misjah has been synonymous with quality dance floor productions for over 18 years. An innovator, an inspiration and living legend to many.
It all began in 1991 with releases under one of his alias’s “Dyewitness”. “Observing the earth”, “What would you like to hear”, “The Future” and “The Masterplan” already put his name on the map of dance floor hits forever. They are still considered all time classics.
After these releases, Midtown Records asked Misjah to start his own label for them; X-Trax was born on December 1994. He started producing tracks with the help of some friends: DJ Tim and Jeroen (Groovehead) Artists such as Ferry Corsten, Umek, and Piet Bervoets (Rank1) also had releases on X-Trax Classics from this label include: Trippin’ Out, The Club, Special Acid Edition, and of course “Access” which made it to the English charts in 1995.
Due to the huge success of X-Trax he was sought after by such artists like: Josh Wink, Jam and Spoon, Reflect, Format One, Finitribe, Denki Groove, etc to produce remixes for them.
Misjah has also produced under various artist/project names in different styles of dance music. In 1999 he started another project under the name “AMbassador”. It was under this name that he remixed “Blaze – My Beat”. His remix became a huge club hit and was used in the video clip. It also made it to the English charts.
In December 1999 he stopped doing the A&R for X-Trax. In 2001 he started a new label called ReRun and ReRun Booking’s DJ Agency. The agency is responsible for booking some major players in the techno scene such as Hardcell, Trevor Rockcliffe, etc.
He has released on numerous labels including: Craft Music, Automat, Wetmusik, Pocket, Zync, Mankind, Jericho, etc. Just to name a few. His tracks are being played by many high profile djs as: Adam Beyer, Sven Vath, Carl Cox , Judge Jules, etc.
Since his dj career took off in 1994, he has been traveling around the globe continuously to all continents. Playing at famous clubs and festivals including: Dance Valley, Roskilde, Mayday, Nature One, etc
As a DJ, Misjah has his own funky style. His sets contain bits and pieces of almost all styles of dance music from house to techno and from minimal to electro and everything in between.
In 2008 he started his monthly podcast “Misjah In The Mix” which is rapidly getting huge amount of radio play and downloads. He also recently switched from vinyl and cds to djing with Traktor DJ (vinyl and cd controlled of course).
Official biography taken from RA
Listen & Download:
“Robin Tasi plays DJ Misjah” (download coming soon)
Robin Tasi About His Choice:
Why Robin chose DJ Misjah? Because it is represented in all his DJ Sets when he is playing. There’s no way around!
01. DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead – X-Pact
02. DJ Misjah – Operator
03. Human Resource – Dominator 98 (DJ Misjah Harddub)
04. DJ Misjah – Ultimate High
05. DJ Misjah – Adolescence
06. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Access
07. DJ Misjah – The Strong Rhythm
08. Digital Express – Man, Woman, Love
09. DJ Misjah – 461
10. DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Purple Road
11. Vinny Vincent & Harry Hash – The Siren (DJ Misjah Remix)
12. DJ Misjah & DJ Groovehead – Trippin’ Out