Good People Better Rise Up! is a podcast from Alex Whalen, a 25+ year veteran of the dance music industry who has rocked dancefloors across the Americas and Europe. Over his career, Alex has, among other things: held down residencies with legendary clubs like DC’s Buzz, SF’s Spundae, and Boston’s Avalon; managed Deep Dish's Yoshitoshi Shop and Yoshitoshi.com; appeared on numerous syndicated dance music radio shows, including John Digweed's show in the UK and Thump Radio here in the US; toured extensively with his long-time studio mate Dave Ralph, and, well... you get the idea.
Having taken a break from the scene in 2008 so that he could complete a PhD in political science (and how many DJs do you know that could say that?), Alex is back with a new energy, adding drum + bass to an arsenal that already included an impressive array of both current and future downtempo, progressive house, and techno classics. Look for new shows roughly every two weeks featuring whatever tracks happen to be grabbing his attention at the moment.
For more info, check out alexwhalen.com. See you on the dancefloor!
Be Together Deep Wednesdays Guest Mix (Tech House)
An Arrival Industries mini-reunion, you say? (Baker, where you at?) A gig in San Francisco, you say? DJing in a time of COVID-19 sure is strange, but hell yeah, I'm in. No tracklist, because WE DID IT LIVE.
Sunday Mass Volume 1 (House Music All Day Long)
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 - Quivve
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
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.
Noise Complaint (Ambient)
So far as I am concerned, it's always right and proper to wrap your weekend with an extended ambient set. Apparently one of my neighbors disagrees? Now I really have seen everything. Oy
From the Vaults: Mahalo (Progressive)
Haven’t left those islands yet, but the sun’s gone down and it’s time to get big. Yet another one from the vaults, circa 2007.
From the Vaults: Aha Inu (Progressive)
Another one from deeeeep in the vaults, this time with progressive house, under the sun vibes.