dj rekluse

Here’s my most recent dj mix for you all, a “trans-genre” blend of hip hop, classic rock, metal, industrial, downtempo, etc.  I have broken the full mix into four pieces—four different “mini-sets” that all blend together when listened to consecutively.  This is how i recommend you download, as it can be difficult to commit to a single track that runs 80-minutes long, and you rarely end up hearing anything past the first 20 minutes.  But you can also download the full mix at the bottom of the page, if that is what you prefer to do.

The Real Life Mix – Part A
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Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Gnarls Barkley – Charity Case
LCD Soundsystem – Watch the Tapes
The Dragons – Cosmosis
The Black Keys – Strange Times
Honeycut – Dark Days, White Light
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony (UNKLE Remix)
Beastie Boys – Rhyming and Stealing
Peeping Tom – We’re Not Alone (Automator Redux)

The Real Life Mix – Part B

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El-p – Flyentology (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix)
Galactic and Lateef – No Way
Lyrics Born – Do You Buy It?
Run Run Run – Fade Into You (Z-Trip Remix)
Outkast – Bombs Over Baghdad
Blackalicious – If I May
Eminem – Lose Yourself (instrumental)
The Beatles – Come Together

The Real Life Mix – Part C

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DJ Shadow – This Time
DJ Shadow – Six Days (Soulwax Remix)
Pearl Jam – W.M.A.
Saul Williams – Sunday Bloody Sunday
Latyrx – Lady Don’t Tek No (Instrumental)
The Who – Eminence Front
Beck – Soul of a Man
Tricky – Veronika
David Bowie – No Control
Lyrics Born – L-I-F-E

The Real Life Mix – Part D
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The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
J Dilla – Nothing Like This
Radiohead – I Might Be Wrong
Bill Laswell – Posthuman
Nine Inch Nails – Complications of the Flesh
DJ Krush – Pretense
Massive Attack – I Against I (Instrumental)
Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1)
Tosca – Honey (Markus Kienzl Dub)
U2 – With or Without You
Lupe Fiasco – Hello Goodbye

The Real Life Mix (full 80-minute set)
(right-click to download)


I recorded some of these almost five years ago, but there’s still some halfway-decent stuff back there.

Stuart Davis – Belle (dj rekluse rekalibration)

Pink Floyd meets The Orb meets Morpheus – Down the Rabbit Hole

DJ Shadow meets Alex Grey – The Vast Expanse

DJ Shadow and Aphex Twin – Acrid Steam

Blackalicious and Black Eyed Peas – Where is the Sky?

Blackalicious and Nas – Make You Feel That Way

The Roots and DJ Shadow – Thought Donor

Outkast and Aphex Twin – So Fresh, So Clean

Hip Hop Mix 1 – Lyrics Born, Jurassic 5, EPMD, Nice and Smooth, and Latyrx

Hip Hop Mix 2 – Lifesavas, Schoolz of Thought, Mission, Blackalicious, Talib Kweli, Hieroglyphics, Del the Funky Homosapien, Tribe Called Qwest, Supernatural feat. Dilated Peoples, Souls of Mischief, Black Eyed Peas (warning – large file, about 35 megs)

  1. July 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Hey Corey! So you are the infamous Dj rekluse! Cool mixes! What gear do you do them on? I create music as well, and just moved to the Boulder area. Let me know if you wanna get together and jam/collab. Check out my sight if you want. Check “Anything you want”, “Work it” and for more of a hip hop feel “Rhymes with an L”.

    Keep those mixes coming buddy! Maybe I’ll see ya over at Boulder Integral. Peace.

  2. Robert Mann
    July 22, 2009 at 8:11 am

    awesome work, what program was used here?

    • Corey W. devos
      July 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm

      Hey Robert, thanks for the the comment.

      As for toys, the “Real Life Mix” was made using Traktor (running on my MacBook Pro), two Technic 1200’s, an old Kaos pad, and my Pioneer DJM707 mixer. I’ve been using Traktor ever since Stanton released the first version of Final Scratch years ago.

      For those who don’t know, Traktor/Final Scratch is essentially an analogue-digital bridge, which allows you to mix and scratch mp3’s using turntables, by virtue of special records with a “time-code” that tells the software where exactly the needle is on the record. The software then maps the mp3 onto the time-coded record, allowing you to control it exactly like you would a real record.

      I’ve also acquired a Stanton VCI-100 midi controller, which has become the centerpiece of my mixing and allows me to play on four decks at once (all on the VCI, or two controlled by the 1200’s and the other two by the VCI-100, if i prefer).

      The trick with all this fancy hardware and software is not allowing yourself to become a “microwave dj” who becomes too dependent upon these sorts of toys, without ever learning how to actually match a beat, scratch, juggle, etc. Fortunately my dj habits were initially formed using actual records (those large black vinyl circles with grooves etched into them, for our younger members) before “transcending and including” my record collection with Traktor. It’s pretty amazing to be able to have 15,000 songs at my disposal on a single hard drive–but with such increased span comes diminished depth, as you lose the tactile sensation of flipping through an actual record crate searching for that one perfect song, replaced instead by a few fields of text. I am also a very visual person, and album art becomes as much of an identifier for me as memory of sound–and this is lost when navigating through my multiple playlists in Traktor. And there is nothing like being able to actually feel the beat beneath the needle while scratching, which is also lost when using something like Traktor or Serato.

      But nothing beats the portability–now i can do an entire set with my laptop, a hard drive, and my VCI-100, which is way easier on the gross body than having to lug around two turntables, a mixer, and multiple crates of records–which tend to get VERY heavy….

      • July 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm

        My old roommate from Detroit had Traktor as well. He loved that program. I used to have some Pioneer CDJ 800 MK-II’s that were the bee’s knees (if your into spinning CD’s).

        Do you still DJ around town? Where? I posted a comment here the other day with a link to my website but I don’t think it worked.

        Anyway here’s some stuff I did on Ableton if your interested. check out: “anything you want”, and “work it”. ( ) Do you do any production stuff? I’m always looking for people to jam with or collaborate with on some tracks. Let me know if your interested. keep spinning brother! 🙂

  3. July 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Hey Corey,

    I had a listen to “The Real Life” today on my bikeride to work and continued it on my lunchtime run. I really enjoyed the mix, tons of classic tracks well programmed.


    Nick/DJ N-Deep

  4. Brandon William Nicholas
    September 13, 2009 at 11:37 am

    How can I get some more of your mixes?

  1. July 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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