The next installment of Heartbeat comes from an Irishman who made a serious splash recently with his rework of Deadmau5’s Raise Your Weapon. It also happens to be the opening track on this mix. His sets vary from filthy tech house to pounding techno, but perhaps what distinguishes Dashka the most is his talent with the saxophone. His accomplished jazz training is put to good use through live improvisation, and it has garnered attention from some of the top names in the scene, landing him center-stage slots alongside Deadmau5, Marco V, Eddie Halliwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Sander van Doorn, and many others.
Taking a quick peek at the tracklist below, you’ll notice that this set is very nicely balanced between many different genres while carefully maintaining a high level of energy throughout. Transitions are smooth as butter, and together with the secret ingredients that are the tracks in the set, I think you’ll find this hour of music to be quite tasty. You can download the mix in HQ here, and don’t forget to subscribe to the LessThan3 Heartbeat over at iTunes.
(0:00:00) 1. Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Dashka Rework)
(0:06:33) 2. Mark Mendes & Mike Jacinto – Tokyo 207 w/ Leave the World Behind
(0:11:03) 3. Dashka – Snake Charmer
(0:15:37) 4. Prok & Fitch – The Tribe
(0:20:11) 5. Style of Eye – Sexx
(0:24:11) 6. Third Party – Duel
(0:31:11) 7. Wildchild – Sounds of the Wickedness (Ant Brooks Remix)
(0:36:13) 8. ThreeSixty, Dirty Harris, Grant Nalder, Adam Asenjo – Togu
(0:39:58) 9. Spektre – Together
(0:45:30) 10. Olivier Giacomotto – The Funk (DJ Tonio Remix)
(0:50:15) 11. 123XYZ – Pitch Me
(0:55:01) 12. Mark Knight vs Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got the Love