30 episodes

Good People Better Rise Up! is a podcast from Alex Whalen, a 30+ year veteran of the dance music industry. Each week, Alex selects one mix from his four melodic electronic livestreams to post along with occasional live sets from out on the road and mixes from his archives. The genres will vary from week to week, but as always it will be the absolute best the melodic electronic super-genre has to offer.

Good People Better Rise Up! The Melodic Electronic Podcast Alex Whalen

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Good People Better Rise Up! is a podcast from Alex Whalen, a 30+ year veteran of the dance music industry. Each week, Alex selects one mix from his four melodic electronic livestreams to post along with occasional live sets from out on the road and mixes from his archives. The genres will vary from week to week, but as always it will be the absolute best the melodic electronic super-genre has to offer.

    Melodic Electronic Tuesdays #19

    Melodic Electronic Tuesdays #19

    This week's Best of the Stream comes from my Melodic Electronic Tuesdays livestream, where this week I played a nothing but my favorite tracks from 2022. This was originally broadcast live on both Twitch and Mixcloud, but since I know some of y'all prefer your mixes without voiceovers, the one you're getting here is entirely talk free.

     

     

    Want the full track listing? Head on over to Mixcloud and you'll find what you need.

    • 2 hr 57 min
    Big Up Bootycorns #19 (Best of the Stream)

    Big Up Bootycorns #19 (Best of the Stream)

    The podcast! It's back!

    From here on out, I'll be using the pod to highlight one of the sets from my livestreams on Twitch (@DJAlexWhalen) and Mixcloud (@AlexWhalen). Right now I'm playing four or more times each week, with each set featuring a different style of melodic electronic. Although the complete archive for all these shows can be found on both SoundCloud and Mixcloud, those recordings include voiceovers and audience interaction, which some people REALLY don't want to hear overtop of their DJ sets. And that's why this pod now re-exists: to give those people someplace they can still get my mixes without any talking whatsoever!

    Tuesdays feature a two-hour downtempo set and a three+ hour big room melodic electronic session, with the length of the set varying depending on whether I have a guest and/or am doing some kind of showcase. Thursdays see me doing a two-hour liquid funk & fast soul (a.k.a. hyper-melodic drum & bass), followed by four hour chunk-a-funk house session with one or more of my brothers from the Bootycorn Sound System.

    For this week's episode, I've chosen my two hour set from the Bootycorn show. If you haven't heard me play in awhile, you're in for a surprise, as my house music alter ego has come out in full force since joining up with this crew. I won't ever claim to be Sam the Man, but what I do as a Bootycorn, I do partly in his honor, as he was taken from us far too soon.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Sunday Mass Volume 1 (House)

    Sunday Mass Volume 1 (House)

     

    A two-hour selection of tech house, progressive house, and House house.

    Tilted (Original Mix) - Hot Since 82
    Stranger Things (Subandrio Remix) - Max Freegrant, Miss Monique
    Heliopolis (Framewerk Rewerk) - Banco De Gaia
    Perfect Motion (Patrice Baumel Renaissance Remix) - Sunscreem
    Everytime (Nalin + Kane vs. Whalen Edit) - Lustral
    Teardrop (James Holden Mix) - Massive Attack
    Swimming (Visionquest Remix, Ewan Pearson Re-Edit) - Tracey Thorn
    My Lexicon (Original Mix) - Sander Kleinenberg
    Sweet Disposition (Camille Luciani Mix) - The Temper Trap
    Surin - Original Mix - Quivver
    These Are The Days - Vocal Mix - Quivver
    Love Stimulation (Tom Middleton Remodel) - Tom Middleton
    Melburn - Shiloh Rmx (Whalen Edit) - Luke Chable
    This Feeling feat. Julie McKnight (Original Mix) - Roger Sanchez, Park & Sons
    Skin Deep (Original Mix) - Dusky
    Yoohoo (Original Mix) - Dusky
    Hallelujah Anyway (Director's Cut Signature Praise) - Candi Staton
    Someone Like You (Full Vocal Mix) - Soulmagic

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Special Delivery, In an SPB Style (Old School)

    Special Delivery, In an SPB Style (Old School)

     
    Took me two weeks to pull this one together for you, what with…well….everything going on. I’m taking y’all waaaaaaay back to the eighties and nineties on this one, back to my roots And trust me — if you know, YOU WILL KNOW.

    Newcleus - Computer Age (Push the Button)
    Newcleus - Jam on It (Whalen Megamix)
    Shannon - Let the Music Play (12” Version)
    Boby Konders - Nervous Acid
    2 Bad Mice - Bombscare
    VIM - Maggie’s Last Party
    Chemical Brothers - Song to the Siren
    Joey Beltram - Energy Flash
    Drum Club - You Make Me Feel So Good (The Deep ‘N’ Hard Mix)
    Greed - Pump Up the Volume (DMC Mix)
    George Michael - Freedom! 90
    LuvDup - Goodtime
    Empirion - Narcotic Influence
    Ralph Roasrio featuring Xavier Gold - You Used to Hold Me
    Frankie Knuckles - You Got the Love / Your Love
    Rachel Wallace - Tell Me Why (M&M Full vocal Mix)
    X-Press II - Muzik X Press
    House of Virginism -I’ll Be There For You (Slam Dub 1)
    God Within - Raincry (Spiritual Thirst)
    The Source - You Got the Love (Now Voyager)
    Transformer 2 - Fruit of Love

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Noise Complaint (Ambient)

    Noise Complaint (Ambient)

     
    Decided to make an ambient mix as a way to wind down the weekend, and about 45 minutes in….I….got a noise complaint from a neighbor? I mean….uh….give it a listen and tell me if you understand. Because I sure don’t!

    TRACKLIST:

    Symmetry (Original Mix) - Speedy J
    Arcadian (Original Mix) - Link
    Hector the Collector - Shel Silverstein
    Ona (Original Mix) - Whithe
    Your Smile Is a Light That Keeps Me Alive (Original Mix) - Yasda
    Clear the Air (Original Mix) - We Are All Astronauts
    Five Pieces feat. Makoto (Original Mix) - Makoto, Naibu
    Stars (2015 Rework) - Puremusic
    United We Were - Planisphere
    Heliopolis (Framewerk's Floating in Space Mix) - Banco De Gaia
    I Wish (Original Mix) - Delectatio
    Epsilon Phase - Global Communication
    Running Indoors (Original Mix) - Siarate
    Doves (Original Mix) - We Are All Astronauts
    Autumn Leaves (Irresistible Force Mix Trip 2) - Coldcut
    Ogive - William Orbit
    Drifting Like Whales In The Darkness - Sven Väth
    All That Makes Us Human Continues - BT
    Let Men Burn Stars - M83

    • 1 hr 37 min
    From the Vaults: One for the Legendary Buzzlife Crew (Progressive)

    From the Vaults: One for the Legendary Buzzlife Crew (Progressive)

     
    Back by popular demand, this one was made back in the summer of 2010 as a tribute to the sound that defined a DC generation. As I said back then…..includes past and future classics from Jay Lumen, Jamie Matrix, Way Out West, Space Manoeuvres, Max Graham, Orbital, Spooky, Lazonby, Faithless, Hoxton Whores....

     

    • 3 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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