This week has seemed fairly long, with a few things going on…
This week has been a difficult yet fantastic week for me. It is so true what is said that in our weakest moments, God works for our good. As you may have read in last weeks SunSum, I was down and out and everything seemed off kilter. I’m thankful that I was able to get that up, because it was a great weight off my chest, and avid readers were able to read it, see what was going on, and respond in an open and honest manner. This was a really encouraging and rebuking slap in the face to me, and I have grown a heap and re-thought through my attitude to a whole bunch of things. Praise the Lord!!
Wow, this week has been really busy and intense…
Monday was the double act of N E X U S and the aftermath of the server upgrade. I was pretty much non-stop G.O. from about 8am. It wasn’t a stressful preparation for the conference with some last-minute sign-making, nametags and final room setup. The other side of the coin were questions relating to the use of our computer network, which had gone through some significant changes, for the better, over the weekend, but weren’t totally complete. I had the great opportunity to say “No” to various requests and questions, passing them off to Craig. I got out to have lunch with some of the guys before entering zero-hour as guests started turning up. The talks from the day were really good, looking at what the church is, and ways in which we can improve and make changes. Last year for dinner, I went and ate by myself, and I made people aware of this fact because it was such a disappointment. This year I had 5 groups of people ask me to eat with them, a significant change up from last year. I ended up going with Gary and Pearl with a few older guys up at Carlingford Court.
On Tuesday morning, there was again some computing issues (something that would ‘plague’ me all week), but we got to discussing a fair bit of the things that were said at N E X U S, especially at graceat6 meeting. One thing that was of note was the church and it’s mission: whether evangelism, and holding an evangelistic meeting, was part and parcel of that.
Tuesday night I went home to pick up my dad, before heading out for dinner at Fook Yuen in Chatswood via Macquarie Uni to pick up my mum. We were out for my sister’s 28th birthday, which was happening on Wednesday. Dinner was tasty; dishes of note were the spicy & salty pork chops, and the pigeon.
Wednesday night at growth group, despite intending to start at 7pm, we got going at 7:30ish and read through a great chunk of Matthew; the main concentration being on chapter 24. We split into groups and creatively worked out ways to explain the passage as well as come up with questions for the sections we were assigned. To be honest, I found it detrimental to the study, as I’m not a fan of the creative, and I’d prefer that we just go through the passage and discuss it as a group. I do see the reason why our leaders are doing it though; it gives our less vocal people a chance to interact and speak up, whereas they may not do so whilst the main group is together, either because they’re a bit shy, or more vocal and opinionated people constantly speak up, something that I think need to be addressed, or they need to be made aware of…
Thursday night was the last night of lectures for college for this semester, and sadly the last night of college with Nicky. In the lectures, Peter spoke about preaching biblical theology, something that is commonplace at St Paul’s, but apparently less so at other churches, by the way people were asking questions. There were some interesting (practically pointless) questions asked by some of my classmates again… I’m really going to miss Thursday night college with Nicky, she is a great sister in Christ and always helped to calm me down, listen and talk through things over the last semester. I really really value her friendship, but at the same time need to be quite cautious in how much I tell her/rely on her since her main male relationship is, and should be, with Steve. If God does bless me with a significant other, I hope and pray that she is as kind, caring, thoughtful and loving as Nicky (And no, I’m not writing this just because I know she is reading this).
Friday was a long long day. More computer problems, quite demanding ones, which I still managed to avoid, before talking to Rose and Toni about some of the duties they may need to cover in my absence over the next three weeks. At the end of the day, I got onto the usual touch footy. Numbers were down, I think a combination of long weekend absentees and ‘wet weather’. We ended up with probably 13 people. I managed to score 4 tries coming from a few intercepts and a few well timed runs. At SALT we had Pat Jones from Menai Anglican come to speak for an evangelistic talk from John 3. After SALT I headed out to The Argyle with Nicky for Random Soul Recordings’ first Sydney party called Takin’ It Back. Yogi and Husky AKA Random Soul pumped out a great mix of funky, deep and jackin house tunes, warranting some great dancing.
Saturday morning I got a good sleep in, something that is rare in my world… After a little bit of room organisation, I headed down to the bowls club in Denistone for part 1 of Hamish’s bucks. It was a good bit of fun, and I got to rekindle some of my lawn bowling skills. We wrapped up mid-afternoon and I snuck in a quick nap before heading out to the Red Oak Brewery in the city for part 2 of the bucks, aka dinner and drinks. Traffic in, and parking were a bit chaotic; I took a good 40 minutes to make it from Milson’s Point to parking the car. For dinner I had the bread board, quite the tasty light meal consisting of 4 types of breads with a pumpkin dip, avocado dip, Asian marinated olives and garlic oil.
This morning, Nic and got to read Acts 16 and talk about a number of different things, including Hillsong and the way that we approach it as Anglicans… In the afternoon I headed to the movies to use up another movie ticket that I had, due at the end of June, to see X-Men: First Class. It was a good film, looking into some great X-Men lore. Some of the effects were a little off, I don’t recall seeing Stan Lee, and unfortunately there wasn’t a post-credit scene. There was also a scene in which Raven/Mystique is speaking to Hank/Beast about living in the world, but not being a part of it, which I thought rang true with the Christian experience.
Tonight at graceat6 I tried to do as little as possible, quite a difficult task really, hopefully to gear up everyone to ‘cope’ in my absence. I got to sit in the ‘pews’ with the regular people and experience church without tasks or jobs to do. I managed to hold myself back and not touch any equipment, or get up to correct errors, in the hope that people would learn to fix things themselves. Our preacher tonight was one of our overseas ministry partners: Kent. He spoke from Mark 1, which, after introducing Jesus, goes on to speak about guilt and shame in the healing of a leper and a paralytic. There were some great insights into the text, drawing out the deliberate actions of Jesus, and helping us realize/remember the relational nature of God.
This week will be an extra extra short week with tomorrow being a public holiday, and I have Wednesday off as a make up for the Saturday server install. I have quite a bit to do, and I’m flying out to Hong Kong next Saturday for just under three weeks. I’m looking forward to the time off, but then I am also aware and a bit fearful of the fallout that this will cause and I’ll have to sort out on my return.
One of the painful/frustrating things with my job is having to fix things that are broken, often with an expectation of now. This was what met me first thing Monday morning after picking up the mail, including a large box with about 6000 communion cups. I hadn’t even made it through the front door when I was met with people wanting to access our network, but the server had fallen over and frozen. After a reboot, things were up and running again. After work I didn’t get out to see Geoff as he was recovering from Moore College mission, so instead I played some Xbox, before getting out to buy some ingredients for dinner and cooking up a gigantic batch of fried rice (2 wok fulls) using some of the leftover rice from graceat6 dinner.
Tuesday morning felt really productive. Before work I did a load of washing and did a whole bunch of dishes as well as a general clean of the kitchen, man things get dirty with a little bit of neglect…
Wednesday was really really tough, despite being the one year anniversary of my employment at St Paul’s. Complaints came through about this and that, which felt like they stacked up, everyone was wanting my help now with this and that. I felt as if I’m not connected with people, but I’m needed, I’m a service rather than a relationship. This made it hard to continue to work well and efficiently, but as much as I felt down, people seemed to just continue on their merry way, going on with their business… I tend to take things too personally and need to learn to let things slide a bit more…
At our final growth group for the term, we finished off looking at Colossians 4 which encourages prayer, as the rest of Colossians does, with a slight variation in that Paul asks the Colossians to pray for them, that the word of God will go out. There is also encouragement to be wise, using time well and being gracious in out speech. A fairly big rebuke for me this week as I’ve not been wise and gracious in my speech and actions. The book closes out with the greetings and instructions, which can easily be overlooked, but there’s some great warnings and encouragements here. The one I was most struck by was Demas, who was with Paul, but as we read in 2 Timothy 4, is in love with the present world and falls away to Thessalonica.
Thursdays are fast becoming my favourite work day; they’re usually quiet for the most part, and Toni works, with few to no questions of me, which means that I can go ahead and get things done. As I have college at night, she covers my job towards the end of the day and allows me to get away to get ready and eat. Tonight at college we looked at Abraham and the way in which he influences much of the bible, with the covenant made to him by God and his faithfulness which is counted to him as righteousness. Peter explained that Abraham is mentioned over 70 times in the New Testament, which is huge!!! I also led my peer groups discussion time with an exposition of 2 Samuel 7, which details the Davidic Covenant. The discussion wasn’t great, but it felt a little more than the last couple that we had. I suppose that the people in my group don’t have a great familiarity with the text. I gave a copy for Peter to take a look at. He said that it was a good exposition and pointed out that the topic of rest could have been emphasised a bit more. After coming home, I had a slightly awkward conversation with Lairdy, but a fruitful one that will help our relationship as brothers in Christ and housemates.
Friday was a fairly relaxed day, which is pretty much what I needed, with the exception of leaving early to head to KYCK which meant that all the work I needed to do had to be cramped into shorter time, and I needed to filter out things that weren’t urgently needed. After I’d gotten up in the morning, I managed to pack some gear for the weekend, and burn some tunes for the car trip; an assortment of my most highly rated music. When I finally made it into work, after grabbing the mail, I was met with some server issues, which seemed to be a bit more stable after a number of updates were installed. I managed to make it out of the office around 3:30pm and headed off to Katoomba with my passengers: Nathan, Alex and Sam. The drive up was pretty quick, taking roughly an hour and 45 minutes, beating most of the Friday afternoon traffic. It would have been a bit quicker had the seemingly eternal roadworks been finished… After arriving at the KCC site office, I met with Mabel, the convention coordinator, and headed off to Katoomba High School for a quick rundown of the facilities, responsibilities and alarm info. Then it was onto the task of blocking areas off, taking photos of and allocating rooms to groups and year/genders, and setting up shower tents for the guys. I wasn’t able to make it to the 1st session because I had to wait for our cooks to arrive, unload and pick up our Coles order.. I haven’t really organised my thoughts around KYCK yet… When I’ve managed to look over my notes and had a good think through them, I’ll post a summary up. Other things that happened on KYCK were plenty of photos which should turn out nicely, some funny videos, and a good game of soccer on the Saturday afternoon between the year 10 guys and the year 9 guys. As the overseeing site host, I think things went pretty well this year. The cleanup went well, especially with some great leaders actively working hard to get things done and encouraging their kids to get in on the action.
With a pretty quick trip back down the mountain, we stormed McDonalds on the M4 to overload them with business, which they didn’t cope with particularly well… before heading back to church to drop kids off.
I dropped the Camry back to my parents place, grabbing a bite, some mail and some food whilst I was there, before heading back to the flat to unload my stuff and then it was off to graceat6. The service was significantly smaller, though some youth and leaders managed to make it along. Bruce preached on the mission of Jesus from Acts 13, but I was pretty out of it, so I don’t have a good summary or recollection of what was said. After church, Jase and I ended up back at the flat to play some NBA Jam which was fun, before I crashed into bed for some much needed sleep….. I’ll be back at KYCK next weekend for a different voluntary role: cooking at speakers lodge, and muscle team. Hopefully it’ll be a more restful and relaxing role, and I’ll get to meet some Christians outside of the St Paul’s bubble which I’m strongly enveloped in at the moment.
This week as we prepare for the churches Annual General Meeting next week, things have been growing busier and busier.
I took Monday off of work, seeing as most of the ministers as well as MTSers were away for the day at the Priscilla & Aquilla Conference at Moore Theological College. Most of the day was spent watching Superbowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and the Pitsburgh Steelers with Jase, Matt, Pete, Jimothy, The Fish, Billie and Geoff. It was a good game, with most of the game influenced by the defense. The afternoon was spent with Jase & Geoff around Carlingford Court and Church where I picked up an old bookcase which belonged to Gary, but is no longer needed and brought it home for my room.
Tuesday was back on deck at work, but with Monday’s work added on top, so a fairly busy day. That night was the first of Lairdy and Swanto’s Growth Group at the flat, so whilst that was going on, I was confined inside my room. I spent the time trying to chip away at organising my music collection, sorting out the meta-data for some radio shows that I have.
Wednesday night’s will be my Growth Group night. I’ve joined Tim & Alicia’s group. Our first night we spent in fellowship over a BBQ, followed by some get to know you games and group prayer. It’s a group of some great guys and girls, and I’m looking forward to looking at and wrestling with the bible with them. The group consists of:
- Amazing Alicia
- Jovial Joelle
- Sweet Sophie
- Musical Monique
- Terrific Tahlia
- Perfect Penny
- Jumping Jono
- Tall Tim
- Yodelling Yohan
- Awesome Alex
- Authentic Angela
- Marvellous Mel
- Elegant Emily
Thursday at work was spent with lots of time looking at a bookmark that I’m in the process of designing. I’m trying to express a few different ideas that the staff have about the churches vision. I hope that it’ll be finished and distributed soon. That night I went home for dinner to my folks place. It was a productive time. I grabbed a whole heap of files from one of my old computers that lives there, had my hair cut by my sister, and grabbed a whole bunch of books that have been stored there as well.
Friday was a bit more of a relaxed day… I went to visit the dentist first up in Epping at No Gaps Dental. My sister works at their head office in the finance department and she recommended it. It wasn’t a bad experience. I got my teeth polished and checked out with relatively little pain or discomfort. The day seemed to roll through pretty quickly, nothing particularly significant happening. Touch was a pretty good game, with a good 14 a-side or so. I played on both wings and didn’t get much of the ball at all, despite some good runs…. SALT was really easy as well because it was picnic, so there wasn’t much tech for me to do. I did get the job of putting together a flyer for the talk next week by James Fong entitled “How can a loving God allow Suffering?“. Post SALT, I was delightfully told by Susannah about a dream that she had involving Penny and I, which was quite hilarious.
Saturday was Good Vibrations Festival!! I made my way out to Geoff & Tiff’s place in Newtown and Tiff kindly drove us out to Centennial Park. We walked into the festival around 2 O’clock to the sounds of Time & Jean on the Good Vibrations Stage before wandering the grounds to see where the stages were and to work out who to see. My main draw to Good Vibes this year was Sasha, with Faithless and Phoenix running equal second. In my lead up to Sasha who was starting at 6:45pm, Geoff and I managed to catch Koolism, Fenech-Soler, Fake Blood, Friendly Fires in the rain (who were pretty enjoyable), The Ting Tings, AjaxRusko, and Bag Raiders who were also good, especially hearing their current single: Sunlight. I managed to make my way over to see Sasha from the front, on the barrier. He played an awesome set, filled with a mix of Progressive House, Breaks and Trance, tough and dark with breakdowns every so often. The crowd appreciated it and Sasha seemed to enjoy it. After Sasha finished, we wandered past the last of Miike Snow into Nas & Damien Marley before venturing back out to the main stage for Faithless. The presence of Maxi Jazz was almost enigmatic, his thin frame standing there bare chested in a suit jacket and pants, a mix of defined muscles and bones showing, and as he began his signature vocal stylings we could tell that the show would be a good one. As with any live show, it can be difficult to pick the songs that are being played, as they’re often tweaked to be played in a live environment, but with more experienced groups that have been around for an extended length of time, that difficulty grows since they can choose from their great repertoire of tracks. What was unmistakeable though was their classic, almost signature track: God is a DJ. As much as it is a great track, I struggle with it’s theology… the lyric of
“This is my Church, this is where I heal my hurts. It’s a natural grace, Of watching young life shape It’s minor keys, solutions and remedies. Enemies becoming friends, when bitterness ends.”
is simply not theologically sound. It gives a theological spin to the everyday clubbing and festival culture, but it misses the key ingredient to making a Church what it really is: the gathering of the body of Christ. The festival finished off with a visit to see Phoenix, who were very much the same as their album, before catching a couple of Faithless tracks and heading back to Geoff & Tiff’s place via Janet’s Pies in Newtown for a late dinner of pie and chips.
This morning, we ate breakfast at a cafe on King St before coming back home in the mid afternoon. I got confined to my room again as Jason & Eliza’s Growth Group met for their first time. Tonight Mike preached from Haggai 2, the talk entitled: Disappointed, Discouraged and Doubting. It was a good talk that encouraged us as Christians how to face times where we are feeling down, which is inevitable in our fallen world. We are to:
- Be Strong
- Look Up
- Look Back
- Fear Not
- Look Forward
Welcome to 2011 sojourners of CHONGLAND!!! This is a new weekly feature that I hope to write weekly on, who would have guess it, a Sunday…
For most of this week I’ve been getting used to my new abode, The Flat. A shared apartment I’m living in with Jase and Lairdy in Carlingford, which I’ve been residing in for just under 2 weeks. I’ve been setting up my room, building and installing a Hackintosh Pro (a PC running Mac software; the benefit being a significantly cheaper machine with some ability to upgrade and add components in the future), and getting reacquainted with the tasks of cooking and cleaning for and after myself. On Wednesday I got out to yum cha at Fook Yuen in Chatswood with my folks, sister and brother-in-law and his mum. It was a tasty meal. Thursday night was a BBQ at the Billet residence with some guys and girls from church.
On New Years Eve as i was making my way in to the city, i caught the 9pm fireworks on the train as it made its way between Milsons Point and Wynyard before I got down to Slip Inn to catch Random Soul aka Yogi & Husky DJ, and see Julie before heading downstairs to Chinese Laundry to see and hear one of my prog heroes Nick Warren ring in the new year behind the decks. He was impressive as always, managing to maintain a regular thump through a range of progressive house styles. Carl Cox also made an appearance down at Laundry, but didn’t manage to jump on the decks for a spin. He was in town for Space NYD, which I made my way to the next day, after getting a train home and to bed around 4:15am.
I got a fairly late start to the day, cooking up some scrambled eggs topped with smoked salmon, and a banana and whey milkshake, before heading off to Moore Park around midday for Space NYD. Upon arrival I wandered into the main arena to find Darren Emerson playing to a small crowd of maybe 30 people spread out across a large grassy area. He seemed to be enjoying himself and was pushing out some funky proggy tunes. As he wound up, with Rock To The Bit by The Youngsters, I could see Dave Seaman in the wings ready to take to the stage.
Dave masterfully pushed a great progressive set out to the slowly growing crowd with peaks and troughs, hard hitting tunes and softer melodies. It hardly felt like he’d even warmed up when his set came to a close… I moved on from the main arena over to the smaller Coachbay Arena to hear Ralph Lawson of 2020 Vision Recordings, making a slight detour into the cool of the air-conditioned Forum where Bassdrop were hosting the drumnbass party, catching a small taste of AndyC who was going hard. Back out in the sun with Ralph, I danced up a storm to his funky deep house, stirring up cheers from many a passer-by, people with video cameras to record some footage (of which I’d love to see, if anyone comes across any…) as well as less welcome visits by drunk-guys asking me to teach them how to dance, or poorly imitating me. By the time that Nick Curly jumped up on stage to play my feet and abs were in pain, so It was time to sit in the sun for a bit. During this time the medics and cops descended on a guy that was in a bit of trouble, strapping an oxygen mask over his mouth and leading him off. Another chick was escorted off by the cops, which is always a sight to see…
After another short dancing stint to Nick Curly, met with a hearty cheer by one of the professional dancers passing by, I decided that it was time enough to stop dancing for the day and retire into The Forum again for some drumnbass madness. I got in there just on the changeover from Kobra Kai to Netsky, who was met with many a great cheer by the crowds. His set was a great rollercoaster through the Hospital Records discography as well as a few other popular dnb, dubstep and grime tunes, mashed together. There were a few technical hitches along the way through, with the sound tech wandering around the stage the whole set, fiddling with levels on the mixer and the amps, and Netsky asking to turn the volume up more often than not. As he finished up, Lincoln Barrett AKA High Contrast took over to the sound of almost silence, thanks to another sound hiccup… After that got somewhat sorted the crowd gave up a great cheer for the man who threw down a great deal of quality tracks whilst also battling with sound problems. Halfway through the set I decided that the mediocre production quality and the fact that I was fading fast was enough to drag me away from The Forum and Space NYD to head off home.
Today was a lazy day full of rest and relaxation, so much so that as I sat down to eat some fried rice on the sofa, I nodded off to sleep twice during my meal….
At graceat6 tonight James Warren returned to the pulpit to speak on Flee Sexual Immorality, Wazzaisms included, with talk of prayer for sex lives & race comments. It was a good sermon, re-assuring us that Jesus is the reason why we want to flee, because He told us to and because He knows how hard it is, helpful in distinguishing the thin line between desire/temptation and lust/action, and outlining & encouraging practical actions to take. The week wrapped up with a bit of hang-time with some guys and girls from graceat6 at the Trevena residence, chatting and catching up, playing iPhone games and a few rounds of Mafia, around some food and drink.
I’ve been slack already in delving into the Word over this week, but I hope to rectify that over the next one…
Today I received Renaissance – The Masters Series [Part 12] (Mixed by James Zabiela) in the mail.
I’m quite excited about it as Zabiela has been quite the musical innovator over the years. He’s kept a four part blog whilst compiling this 2 disc selection which also contains plenty of ad-hoc recordings in the streets.
Shall get back to you when I’m ready to review…
Listening to some Mushroom Jazz by DJ Mark Farina after seeing him play at Oxford Arts Factory on the weekend….
- Glom – Together
- Chuck Love – Yellow Truth (Atnarko Mix)
- JT Donaldson & Uneaq – Why Not Rock?
- Ricardo Rae – Lead The Way
- John Larner & Slater Hogan – Hettin Ready
- Inland Knights – Where Ya At?
- Homer Espinosa – Got This Feeling (LNS Disco Dub)
- Alexander East – Believe En Me
- Frank Solano – The Blue Line (Tommy Largo Remix)
- Kris G – Feel My Love (Bobby Valentine Mix)
- Non Believers – Stasera
- Johnny Fiasco – Last Word
- Mood II Swing – Closer (Oliver Desmet & Fred Everything Mix)
- James Curd – Pick Up What I’m Putting Down
- Rylan White Featuring Olly Brunton – There Goes The Neighbourhood
- Lawnchair Generals – Broke Acid
- Jeremy Joshua – Make Dat Shit (Derrick Carter Mix)
- DJ Sneak – Mumbler
- Prztz – Brutality
- Mark Farina – Das Shibuya (Cheeba Mix)
- King Kooba – Hoose Musik
Always a fan of Mark Farina and the amazing versatility he brings to all of his sets, when I saw this, there was no question of whether the purchase was justified, and Mark hasn’t let the audio interceptors down at all. The disc moves between jackin and minimal house the whole way through, which is a nice little change up from Farina’s normal jazzy style and quite reflective of the Fabric label. When Farina mixed the CD he said
“… I played a sort of fictitious set at fabric on a night that doesn’t exist. Musically, I tried to capture the techy, jackin’ Chicago/SF side of the house spectrum – dubby, chunky tracks. I tried to pick tunes from all over the world. I picked a good variation of underground goodies, a lot of which are unreleased or hopefully not on any other compilations. Tracks that have a good “shelf life” but that aren’t proven hits; hidden gems that might go over looked in this fast paced music era.”
Frank Solano’s The Blue Line (Tommy Largo Remix) is one of the standout tracks on the CD and really kicks it up a notch. This is the stuff I’d love to hear all night long, to keep a dancefloor going all night long. The combination of Mood II Swing’s Closer (Oliver Desmet & Fred Everything Mix) and James Curd’s Pick Up What I’m Putting Down is another standout moment on the disc and really picks me up!!! The tracks are melded together so well that it’s hard to tell where one starts and the other finishes. This peak tails off very quickly into a minimal sound, which sounds like Farina was trying to emulate the later hours of the morning of a night at Fabric. The bouncy minimalism of Lawnchair Generals’ Broke Acid is quite fun and enjoyable, and Jeremy Joshua’s Make Dat Shit (Derrick Carter Mix) definitely continues on this trend, albeit slightly tougher… Prztz’s Brutality is just that; quite brutal on the ears, being quite quirky in it’s vocals and fx. The Cheeba’s Mix of Mark Farina’s Das Shibuya is quite mellow and chilled with some crazy japanese man rambling on and on over a bassline that sounds like the hook from Afrika Baambaataa’s Planet Rock which was a bit of a spinout when I first heard it and actually placed the bassline… King Kooba’s Hoose Musik is a nice finishing touch to the disc placing warm synth style chords and unusual effects over a bouncy minimal house sound combined with a quirky acapella sample to sign off and out.
Disc 01 (Mixed by Alan Thompson)
- Bob Sinclar & Steve Edwards – Together (Eddie Thoneick Dub)
- Funkerman – Speed Up
- Fedde Le Grande – Get This Feeling (Original Mix)
- DJ Pearl & Patric La Fun featuring Shena – Keep Pushin (Kurd Maverick 08 Remix)
- Alp vs Outwork – Fiesta Elektronika (Paolo Alberti Reprise)
- Till West & Eddie Thoneick vs Alexandra Prince – Hi ‘n’ Bye (Eddie Thoneick La Guitarra Mix)
- Eddie Thoneick – I Wanna Freak U (Original Mix)
- Yoav – Club Thing (Funkerman Remix)
- Eddie Thoneick presents Female Deejays featuring Chelonis R. Jones – If Only (Funkerman Remix)
- Nicola Fasano vs Rat-Rich – 75, Brazil Street (Original Mix)
- Martin Solveig – C’est La Vie (Fedde vs Martin Club Mix)
- Quentin Harris featuring Margaret Grace – My Joy (Harry Choo Choo Romero Remix)
- Carl Kennedy – The Love You Bring Me (Eddie Thoneick Remix)
- Soul Avengers – Drop The Bomb
- Mighty Dub Katz – Just Another Groove (Tocadisco Remix)
- Seamus Haji featuring Doug Lazy – Head To Toe (Seamus Haji Big Love Remix)
- H Two O featuring Platnum – What’s It Gonna Be (Jason Herd’s Mo’Funk Remix)
This disc shoots off straight away and doesn’t show any signs of slowing up!! It’s a well mixed disc of House and Electro flavours with a very techy sound although I felt that it was a little soul-less… I’m not sure if there was much of a lull, but the last track What’s It Gonna Be (Jason Herd’s Mo’Funk Remix) sounded out the end with a magnificent house sound, taking the sound back to the beginning of the disc and beyond.
Disc 02 (Mixed by Graham Cordery)
- Martin ‘Mayhem’ & Timmi ‘Magic’ featuring Elisabeth Troy – I Need Your Lovin (M’s Reprise)
- Cerrone featuring Jocelyn Brown – Hooked On You (Jamie Lewis Radio Edit)
- Puzique – Nice & Tight
- Kenny Thomas – Keep The Fires Burning (Classic Vocal Richard Earnshaw Remix)
- Fish go Deep featuring Tracey K – The Cure & The Cause
- Reanshaw & Giles – Round & Round (Main Cut Instrumental)
- Panevino – Freeze The Frame
- Steven Stone vs Roberto de Carlo featuring Seyla – Believe (Danny Clark Funk Workout Mix)
- Secret Sounds – Come Back Home (Joey Negro Club Mix)
- Michael Watford – So Into You (B D’s Revisited Mix)
- Bobby D’Ambrosio featuring Kelli Sae – Optimistic (D’Ambrosio & Toppert Club Remix)
- Groove Junkies featuring Solara & Raya Beam – Deeper
- Hardsoul featuring Amma – Love Weigh You Down
- Lee McDonald – I’ll Do Anything For You
Wow, what a great mix of warm, soulful, sexy house in typical Graham Cordery fashion!!! Kicking off with a great disco sound in I Need Your Lovin which put a warmth in my ears and heart straight off the bat… Cerrone’s Hooked On You is a fantastic classic track with strong vocals from Jocelyn Brown, the Jamie Lewis Edit treats it with great love and respect. Nice & Tight is another classic track pulled off the ranks to continue the warm glow of this disc. From here the disc starts to slow down a little and moving away from the great disco sound that it started off with. It kicks back in with Panevino’s Freeze The Frame hitting some great vocals and strings… and then back to the disco inferno sound with Joey Negro’s mix of Secret Sounds’ Come Back Home finally rounding out to some soulful vocals and piano…