Mixed Emotions by Brian Norwood
Smart music for Smart People.
Sophisticated CHILL #7
July 08, 2018 04:44 PM PDT
Hello friend and fellow chill-house lover. Welcome to the 7th edition of Sophisticated CHILL. It's a downbeat set chugging along at 100 beats per minute so I'm particularly excited about it because it's not too common to hear mixed DJ sets in this day and age that are that slow. While the music may be downbeat...the FEELING isn't. These are anthems. I include releases by world-wide superstars OneRepublic, Calum Scott, Kygo, Wrabel, Sam Martin, Sam Feldt and Alan Walker plus many more. It amazing to listen to music so slow yet with such uplifting anthemic emotion packed in. So I hope that you'll listen and love -- and use this music to push you through your days. This is great car, gym, beach, chill, everyday-life music! As always, this comes with every ounce of love and emotion I've got baked in. Downloads are free and encouraged. If you hear and love it...and know of like-minded mates who will FEEL and IDENTIFY with it...then please, by all means SHARE it. With love. Now go enjoy the small peek into my heart.
01. Gavin James/Don't Know Why/Vertue Remix
June 29, 2018 04:36 PM PDT
May 20, 2018 12:03 PM PDT
01. The Spacies/Voices/Acoustic
April 22, 2018 04:22 PM PDT
01. Dani Corbalan/Let It Shine/Original Mix
April 08, 2018 03:22 PM PDT
Originally when I set out to compose this set I envisioned it being a dirty and filthy set of music that would be dripping with sexual overtones. What ended up happening was an entirely different thing. I am quite controlled when it comes to the music that I buy but am also quite versatile regarding the genres that turn me on. If you're deeply in tune with music and it's many genres you'll know that there are a mind-boggling number of genres, just within the "house music" or "techno" genres. As I was pulling the music together for this particular set it was becoming obvious to me that the Spirit was pushing me more towards an exotic and mystical sound. So -- out the window went the "dirty" and in it's place appeared a mysterious "journey" set. As you listen to this music at times you'll feel as though you're suspended in time. The sounds are lulling, enchanting, hypnotic and exotic. As always this music comes from deep inside my soul. I am so happy to share a little bit of "me" with YOU today. I've enabled downloads for you. I only ask that if you love this sound to please SHARE it with your like-minded mates! From my heart...to your ears...ENJOY!
March 25, 2018 05:38 PM PDT
Hey there fellow music lover. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the universe to HEAR what I've got to say. I am hugely excited to release this podcast to you. If you've been following me for a while you'll know that every year around March and April I release a series of mixes that are dark in nature and pay homage to the annual Black Party in New York City. These mixes are not necessarily what I'm *known* for, but that's no matter to me. I make and release them as a serious labor of love. I'm more associated with a more happy & uplifting sound, but if the truth is told...I have a major love for deep and filthy music. I don't make more of these mix sets because I think that as an artist that it's important for me to not confuse my listening audience. So....I stick to my Morning sets most of the time....and then for this special occasion I get dirty. This set starts with a bit of a deep chill and gradually crawls up into a deep, hypnotizing and filthy monster. There are few words; none are really needed. The songs somewhat form a soundtrack that is lulling and extremely sexually influenced. I hope you like my filthy groove and that it brings you *unspeakable* joy (in whatever form it comes in....). As always, this has been mixed with authentic love and passion. From my heart...to your ears....
01. Sam Shure/Sultan/Original Mix
March 03, 2018 06:25 PM PST
RE-POSTING from NOVEMBER 2011
01. Jose Padilla/Dragonflies/Cantoma Remix
February 25, 2018 03:41 PM PST
So many of you tell me that you enjoy the comments that I post regarding my podcasts. So, here's a great one that's all about serendipity. I recorded this set this morning, but had been in a little bit of a quandary because there was a song on it that I just wasn't sure about. It's the second song on the set by The Midnight called "Synthetic". There are two remixes of it: a totally gorgeous and totally "me" type of mix by Mango that, for some reason, has awful sound quality. It sounds distorted and muddy. Then there's also a mix by Lost Empire that's an ok mix but has outstanding sound quality. If you know me personally you KNOW that high sound quality REALLY matters to me. So...I was in a pinch: Use the mix that was just OK but with high sound quality....or the mix that was superb but had wretched sound quality. Well, I decided to let the sound quality win out and I used the just ok mix. But then a funny thing happened. As I was recording the podcast...I accidentally used the wrong remix of another song on the very last song of the mix. BAD MOVE. Or so I thought. I obviously stopped the recording and decided to go about my day and revisit mixing the podcast later. But then a funny thing happened. I got into a texting back-and-forth with a very dear friend later in the morning and I told him about the two mixes...and the big recording mistake...and the fact that I used the "just ok" mix with high sound quality. He told me..."Brian, use the mix with the bad sound quality. If it's what you FEEL IN YOUR SOUL...then put it out there.". So....here you go - I've re-recorded the set and this time I used the gorgeous Mango remix! The sound quality of that particular song may be a little "off" but hopefully it more than makes up for it with the fact that the song is stunning. As always, my sets of music are mixed with serious love and passion. I hope you love what you hear and that this music "touches" you in just the right way. Now...enough chatting. Let's get on to the music....
February 23, 2018 02:57 PM PST
The whole purpose of listening to music is to be touched by it in one way or another. For this edition of Sophisticated Morning I've chosen to "touch" you with warm, melodic and emotionally deep house music. This set lacks energy but has soothing and loving heart. My studio DJ sets always contain the newest releases from the most relevant artists of the day, both known & unknown. But on this set I also decided to throw in a surprise song that I've played many times before and you've heard on a Morning set of mine many editions ago. As I was searching for the music to put on this set I came across the song and it's always touched my own heart in a very deep and meaningful way. It so affects me...that I decided to include it...just because. Powerful music has no expiration point. So I hope that you enjoy the glimpse into my heart and soul. I speak through music and it's a profound pleasure to share with you. From my heart...to your ears. ENJOY.
February 11, 2018 08:36 AM PST
This set of music is what I'll call "classic" Brian Norwood. I have been a DJ for many years...and through the years my sound has changed somewhat, yet stayed exactly the same, if that makes any sense. One change that has occurred over the years is that I play a lot less trance music. I have navigated to a slower and "less hectic" sound as I've matured through my DJ career. So this set of music is a nod to my younger trance years, but with a deeper and slower pace. One of the best and most famous trance groups ever is Above & Beyond and they have a brand new album out. It is packed full of spine-tingling emotional masterpieces. I spotlight 2 of their new singles from that album on this mix...because they're just that good. I surround those pieces of music with some of the very best trance and deep house music out right now. This set of music was mixed with a huge amount of love and happiness. I hope that you hear it, you feel it, and you associate with it. Please, if you are just discovering me, know that I care deeply about the artists and remixers who make this incredible music. I have included the full track listing for you. Please take the time to discover and support these artists if you like what you hear. The more we support them...the more they can give us! And with that...let's get on to the music. I have made this download enabled and I hope you'll carry it with you through your days. From my heart...to your ears...ENJOY!
01. Above & Beyond/Cold/Original Mix
I am an American based DJ who specializes in various forms of house music. The sound I play would be classified as anything from happy house music to deep/trippy/druggy house music. The common denominator of all my music is intelligence. I do not play music that is considered "commercial". My music choices are for the more intelligent listener who prefers to go on a "trip".
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