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Welcome to NOT NOR MAL vol.05 of my XL Podcast.

This episode is packed with 12 tracks that reflect the various sounds and styles played at my monthly NOT NOR MAL nights across the country. Moster tracks from CamelPhat, Ferreck Dawn, Alex Kenji, Frank Caro, Tom Starr, Twoloud, Jamis, Skrillex, Bodyrox, Dzeko, Mr,Black and Timmy Trumpet.

Join me on The FIRST SATURDAY of every month at Fantoosh, Paisley.

Beduin London has just been added to the rosta – next date 25th August 2017.

Packed out and rocking every month to the Big Room sounds of now.

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NOT NOR MAL vol.3 XL Podcast ep.70 OUT NOW

Welcome to NOT NOR MAL vol.03. of my XL Podcast.
Episode 70 is packed with 12 tracks that reflect the various sounds and styles played at my monthly NOT NOR MAL nights in London, Paisley & Stirling. Everything from W&W to Slam including my brand new single NEED TO CONTROL with David Forbes – so TURN IT RIGHT UP !

First Friday of every month @ Dusk, Stirling (11 – 4am)
First Saturday of every month @ Fantoosh, Paisley. (10 – 3am)
NOT NOR MAL @ Beduin London, Friday 30th June 2017 ( 12 – 5am)
Packed out and rocking every month to the Big Room sounds of now.

Saturday 3rd June 2001 Rock The Funky Beats @ Classic Grand (9 – 3am)
Sunday 18th BFLF @ La Belle Angele , Edinburgh (Family Rave Day 2pm)

NEED TO CONTROL is available now from Beatport


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This Weekend is NOT NOR MAL

This weekend my monthly NOT NOR MAL nights roll into town. Catch me tonight (Friday) at Dusk, Stirling and then on Saturday in Fantoosh Club, Paisley where I will be rocking the big room sounds of now.
The following Friday I am also pleased to announce NOT NOR MAL, London on 12th May , playing at Beduin London from Midnight to 5am. My only UK residency started here and ran for almost 10 years and its great to be invited back to rock the Beduin basement and catch up with all my friends from around the world living and working in the capital.

Don’t forget to check out Vol.02 of my monthly NOT NOR MAL XL Podcast on Soundcloud / iTunes / Podbean.

 

Mallorca Lee and Stephen Kirkwood – 2029

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Alright Troops,

My brand new single 2029, a collaboration with my mate Stephen Kirkwood is out today exclusively on Beatport. Its released on another good friends label,Mark Sherry’s Outburst records with a brilliant remix from Jamie Walker. Massive support from all the A-list DJ’s around the world, but I’m happier hearing that you were playing it !

Please support the music you love, buy don’t rip.

Raucous and techy beats lead the charge of this tech-trance monster, before we get to the catchy melodic breakdown that comes complete with a vocal sample that discusses the advancement of technology up until the year ‘2029’. Dark and twisted synths quickly take over and build us up to an absolute beast of a tech drop that will rock any club to it’s foundations! Jamie Walker also delivers yet another one of his bass-quaking remixes, that oozes first class tech-trance production skills as always! Outburst don’t do half measures, this is 100% prime-time! Release date: 23/05/16

Early support from Markus SchulzJohn O’Callaghan OfficialMark Sherry,Bryan KearneyIndecent NoiseSneijderJordan SuckleyLange
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New Single and Remix

Brand new single & remix released 23rd May 2016

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Mallorca Lee & Stephen Kirkwood – 2029

Outburst Records.
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Check out my latest collaboration with DJ Stephen Kirkwood 2029.
Raucous and techy beats lead the charge of this tech-trance monster, before we get to the catchy melodic breakdown that comes complete with a vocal sample that discusses the advancement of technology up until the year ‘2029’. Dark and twisted synths quickly take over and build us up to an absolute beast of a tech drop that will rock any club to it’s foundations! Jamie Walker also delivers yet another one of his bass-quaking remixes, that oozes first class tech-trance production skills as always! Outburst don’t do half measures, this is 100% prime-time! Release date: 23/05/16

Mixing on Vinyl

I was one of those DJ’s that swore he’d never turn his back on wax ….

I ran 3 record labels and travelled the world with two heavy flight cases, and I always ended up losing my favourite overpriced 12″ going through Heathrow!!!

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But by 2003 I started to notice that I was playing more and more of my own productions on CD. It was much easier for David Forbes and I to road test our various mixes on cd before we committed to spend £1000 printing up 1000 records, and before long other DJ/ producers / labels we shared promos with were doing the same. It was so much cheaper, even to post 50 -100 promos.

As my CD wallet got bigger with more cutting edge tracks which were hours old rather than a 3 weeks old white label promo (if you were lucky enough to be sent one don’t get me started on the postman knocking them) or paying through the nose for an upfront white label in the record shop. Yeah, it was a mad crazy buzz to get them at first, but like all habits it was very expensive, costing me maybe £100 / £150 a week.

Pressing a record was a huge commitment if you ran a label, you really had to believe in the single and pay for a remix. Getting your track signed to a good label was amazing; you got a recording contract with an actual
Advance, compilations made crazy money because records sold and there was money to be made and lost if they bombed. People were buying a tangible product, with artwork and label text to read, secret messages scratched into the wax to find and shout outs on the label.

If you just wanted one you could get an acetate made in a few days of your latest production or remix, but you could only play these for so many hours and they cost about £60 to press one and £50 to master it ! With Cd’s I could carry far more music and not pay XS bagged costs … Before I knew it I was asking for cdj’s to be in the club and using the turntable to hold my cd wallet and Jack Daniels ….

For the last 4/5 years even burning CDs seems like a hassle, as I can do far more edits / cue points and loops in record box and drop them on 2 usbs taking the most records I have ever taken to my gigs….

I’m now slowly watching the rest of my peers move over to USB, but like myself the first jump is full of ‘what if’s’…. I still carry a small cd wallet with back up tracks for when I’m travelling or just in case the club forgets to get CDJ 2000’s lol!

For 8 years I had a monthly residency in London where I played for 8-10 hours each Friday & Saturday , I quickly switched to Traktor and an X1 controller as there were more possibilities in the mix but I wouldn’t use that set up for a set less than 2 hours long.

I understand the frustrations on digital from both sides – Digital labels don’t offer artists advances because there’s just not enough money in sales to guarantee an advance, even though bizarrely they cost nothing to release apart from mastering the final mix and getting a small Jpeg of the artwork for the release. The punter doesn’t receive anything when they “buy” it, they own nothing, just one of thousands of nameless sounds in a hard drive or cloud that are quickly forgotten about in a few weeks and because the set up costs are so low anyone can start a digital label and flood the market with music that would NEVER have been pressed to record. But the technology is available and affordable for everyone to have a go at making their own music, even though some still prefer to pay others to do that for them and then claim it as their own work???

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With Dj’ing It really doesn’t matter what the medium is, it’s all about the music. Half the people that claim to have learned to mix on wax, if they are being really honest with themselves and listen back to some old mixes, I bet they are shit in comparison to what they can do in the mix now!!! But it was their first point of contact with the art of “DJing” , their first mix, first white label, first find , first car buzz, like it was mine back in 88 !

Over 20 years later I’m still experimenting with new ways to mix records, earlier this year I was one of the first handful of DJ’s to launch the Native Instruments S5 controller in the UK running STEMS – a set up that will blow DJing wide open once again – you’re no longer mixing tracks within a DJ set, you’re actually remixing and creating new tracks with the parts from others, not just vocals but the beats , synths , strings , fx….it really is getting exciting all over again as the beat goes on ….

Once a year I still have a wax party at my house with one 1210 and no mixer so that all my guests get to drop a record and rock the house. I go digging through my garage full of records and check out charity shops – nothing can replace the feeling of fingering through a bunch of records and finding that forgotten gem, taking it home, giving it a clean then dropping the needle in the groove letting nostalgia wash over you in the form of hisses, crackles and pops long before a single note or beat has dropped.

BE AFRAID BE VERY AFRAID !

Alright Troops & Happy Halloween !

Whether your tricking or treating have a fun filled time dressed up in something silly and cutting some shapes on the dance floor – the one weekend where I get to walk around without a mask ! This year I will be haunting Hamilton on Friday and Paisley on Saturday.

You can tune into my latest podcast while your getting ready to go out ! I’m updating my itunes account but you can still grab it from Soundcloud or Podbean. The full track listing is available from my website.

 

Some news that will get the Oldskool posse reaching for their light sticks … On the 27th December we have put together the biggest rave reunion Scotland has ever seen at the world famous Glasgow Barrowland, THE SOURCE REUNION is filled with loads of the acts that made back in the day so memorable. I even talked The Rythmic State and Bass Generator out of retirement and got Dance Overdose to reform for this very special night. I will also be celebrating the 20th Anniversay of Ultra-Sonic’s second album Global Tekno, can you believe its been 20 years since that album’s release and 20 years since US rocked the Barras !!!
6 hours raving to your favourite oldskool anthems, then as a thank you we are also hosting an after party at 69 Below thats going on until 4am absolutely FREE to everyone that has a ticket stub from the main event – just be early to avoid disappointment.

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XL Podcast ep.57 In memory of DJ Scott Williams

Welcome to ep.57 of my monthly XL Podcast dedicated to the memory of my friend DJ Scott William.

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I’ve started the mix with some classic’s Ibiza House tunes before going into a full on Trance mix including tracks from Fred Baker, Jordan Suckley, Indecent Noise, Tempo Giusto, Alex Di Stefano, Scot Project, Mark Sherry and Tieso to name but a few ….. 15 monsters, so TURN IT RIGHT UP !!

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Mallorca Lee XL Podcast ep.56 Voodoo, Sydney Australia

Welcome to ep.56 of my monthly XL Podcast recorded at VOODOO, Home Nightclub Sydney, Australia when I was over there on tour earlier this year. Its full on Trance from the word go, showcasing some of my own releases before getting harder and darker. I then close the night with some sleazy techno. I hope you enjoy.

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  • 01. Tiësto Lethal Industry (3Bird Remix)
  • 02. Mallorca Lee – Yalday (PEM remix)
  • 03. Mallorca Lee feat. Ross Ferguson – Setting Suns
  • 04. Mallorca Lee feat. Ross Ferguson – Together (Original Mix)
  • 05. Mallorca Lee feat. Ross Ferguson – She Said (club master)
  • 06. Mallorca Lee feat. Ross Ferguson – Honey (Allen &amp Envy Remix)
  • 07. Mallorca Lee feat. Amanda Pryce – Touch (Philip Estevez vocal remix)
  • 08. Kinetica – The Last Wish
  • 09. Sam Jones – No_Angel_Original_Mix
  • 10. Tiësto featuring Christian Burns – In the Dark (Pedro Del Mar &amp Beatsole Remix)
  • 11. Commander Tom – Are_Am_Eye_(John Askew remix)
  • 12. Kaimo K – Mayhem (Original Mix)
  • 13. Alex Di Stefano – I’ve Got The Power (Original Mix)
  • 14. Shelley – Talk About Drums (Original Mix)

Coloursfest / Australian Tour 2015 / Computer Games

Alright Troops,

I hope your well, busy weekend ahead on me with the mighty Coloursfest on Saturday , I’ve been busy getting a loads of tracks / edits in several genres because I still don’t know what to play when I close the outdoor GBX arena from 10-11pm =  tweet or facebook me what you want to hear, help me out ! Check out my call out video, its had over 15l views on Facebook in less than a week !
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At the start of next week I leave for my 20th Tour of Australia, its arse numbing getting there but well worth it when you do. I start my tour in Adelaide on the Friday, then Perth, then over to Sydney to play Home on Friday then an oldskool party on Saturday called Ecky Thump, the venue is a secret location – what a buzz. Looking forward to catching up with all my Oz mates down under.

I then return to Glasgow for the biggest gig of my life, Computer Games LIVE at Stereo Glasgow on the 27th June,  were taking over the 300 capacity basement from 9-3am. Before the band go on stage I’ve got my mates Michael Kilkie, Kevin McFarland & Stephen Lee playing House / Trance classics then after the band  Mark Sherry blasting out Tech Trance – this is going to sell out so get your £10 tickets fast from Tickets Scotland  

Have you checked out my Computer Games Paintings, I painted the artwork for each track on massive 3×3 feet square canvas using acrylic and gloss paints, I’m really chuffed with them. There is also some massive news on the run up to this event that I will share with you once I lock all the info. This gig will be the final Computer Game and I want to try and beat my high score.

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