ROYAL SAPIEN – STACKED

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know i’m a huge fan of John Digweed. I listen to his podcats and live mixes regularly. I’m assuming John has ultimate veto power when it comes to the guests he chooses for TRANSITIONS SHOW – like his mixes – are stellar.

Last May, he had NY native ROYAL SAPIEN (aka BEN MAUTNER) on the show. Ben had worked tirelessly to create an EPIC ableton mix called STACKED. His appearance on the TRANSITIONS show, was the debut of the mix.

According to Ben, he spent over 250 hours preparing the mix. When you listen to it, the effort is obvious. The mix features 321 songs over just ONE hour! Obviously, this is something that is only possible when the mix is created in a DJ friendly DAW like Ableton. In this case, Ben has blended together elements of songs such as vocals, drums, guitar and bass lines with similar keys and tempos from obscure and well known pop/rap/edm/rock, to create a beautiful tapestry of sound. Unlike DJ earworm’s ‘united state of pop’ mixes, it doesn’t sound too busy. It’s like one long huge fluid mash-up, and it’s my favourite eclectic DJ mix since Sashs’a BBC essential ableton debut mix in 2005.

I recommend this mix to EDM and NON-EDM fans, alike. Give it a listen. It’s a god-dang beautiful thang.

Direct SC page link  here. 

Here is the EPIC tracklist:
The Faint – Battle Hymn for the Children
The Faint – Get Seduced
Tosca – Wonderful
The Flashbulb – Ninedump
The Juan Maclean – Dancehall Modulator Dub
The Notwist – Different Cars and Trains (Loopspool Version)
The Prodigy – Medusa’s Path
Tim Exile – When Every Day’s A Number
Tunng – Beautiful and Light
Twine – Lightrain
Thom Yorke – Black Swan
Trentemoeller – Into the Trees (Serenetti Part 3)
Underworld – Dirty Epic
Philip Glass – Metamorphosis Five
Jenny Lewis – Jack Killed Mom
Royal Sapien – Stacker 1
High Contrast – Fool’s Gold
Junkie XL – Breezer
Jill Sobule – Now That I Don’t Have You
John Mayer – Stop This Train
Hybrid – Lights Go Down Knives Come Out
Nightmares on Wax – Easejimi
The Korgis – Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime
Everything but the Girl – Low Tide of the Night
Royal Sapien – Stacker 2
Royal Sapien – Stacker 3
Daft Punk – Phoenix
Kaskade – Borrowed Theme
Matthew – Don’t Kill Yourself (with Royal Sapien backing vocals)
Way Out West – Drive By
Underworld – Pearl’s Girl
Merka – Regeneration
Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes (Reprise)
Massive Attack – Man Next Door
Gui Boratto – No Turning Back
Adam K and Soha – Who Cares
Girls In Hawaii – Flavor (Sasha Invol2ver Remix)
Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out (Acapella)
Radiohead – Nude (Strings)
Rui Da Silva – The Whole Room Dematerialized (Ekkohaus Remix)
Royal Sapien – Stacker 4
Royksopp – Remind Me
BT – Remember (Mood II Swing Dub)
Air – Ce Matin La
Banco De Gaia – The Harmonious
Orbital – Halcyon + On + On
Darren Emerson – Crash Jack
Royal Sapien – Stacker 5
Owl City – Seattle
The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
Thom Yorke – Atoms For Peace
Hybrid – Higher Than A Skyscraper (Strings)
Hybrid – Sleepwalking
Alanis Morrisette – So Pure (Hybrid Remix)
Death Cab for Cutie – The Face that Launced 1000 Shits
The Faint – Fulcrum and Lever
Alison Krauss – Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
Royal Sapien – Stacker 6
David Byrne and Brian Eno – Life Is Long
Mark Mothersbaugh – Doesn’t Sound That Bad In SPanish
JDotP – Underdog
M83 – Gone
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
Daft Punk – Something About Us
Gui Boratto – Mr. Decay
Audio Bullys – Take You There
David Holmes – Sick City
Royal Sapien – Stacker 7
Junior Boys – Sneak A Picture
Shiny Toy Guns – Turn To Real Life
Atlas Sound – A Ghost Story
Royal Sapien – Stacker 8
The Flashbulb – Springtime In Distance
LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
Garbage – The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
Fischerspooner – All We Are
King Unique – Dirty
The Flashbulb – Skeletons
Dennis Edwards and Seidah Garret – Don’t Look Any Further
Faithless – Woozy
The Beatnuts – Down feat Milano
Solvent – Loss For Words
Hybrid – Break My Soul
Missy Elliot – Pass That Dutch
The Prodigy – Girls
Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground (Nellee Hooper Remix)
Slam – Kill The Pain
Simian Mobile Disco – 3 Pin Din
George Michael – Freedom
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Spooky – An Ending
The Ones – Flawless
DHS – House of God
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
Danny Tenaglia – Music Is The Answer
Chicane – Lost You Somewhere
Michael Jackson – Earth Song
Royal Sapien – Stacker 9
Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
John Mayer – Home Life
Kosheen – Damage
Julie London – In the Wee Hours of the Morning
Lamb – What Sound (Tom Middleton Remix)
Manitoba – Bijoux
John Mayer – Neon (Acoustic)
Orbital – Chime
Phoenix – One Time Too Many
Rilo Kiley – It’s A Hit
Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
Josh Dahlberg – Omgpheek
Unknown – Beats On A String
Above and Beyond pres Oceanlab – Secret (Andrew Bayer Remix)
Regina Spektor – Better
BT – Dreaming
Imogen Heap – Bad Body Double
The Flashbulb – Autumn Insomnia Session
Tori Amos – Talula (BT Liquid Oxygen Remix)
Brother Brown – Under The Water (Starecase Remix)
Imogen Heap – Tidal
Gustavo Santaolalla – Brokeback Mountain 3
Janet Jackson – Miss U Much
Chicken Lips – She’s Not In (Medicine Remix)
Eelke Kleijn and Francesco Pico – Too Small Too Low
Dave James – Crazy Pitcher (Mindform Remix)
Spiller – Groovejet
Breeder – New York FM (Van Bellen Remix)
Highland – No Way Out
Shiny Toy Guns – You Are The One
Roisin Murphy – You Know Me Better (Guy Williams Remix)
Underworld – Dark and Long
Oceanwave – Clearwater
Gravity pres Harry Dyer – Red Light Green Light (Dave Horne Edit)
Kasper Bjorke – Doesn’t Matter (Trentemoller Remix)
Way Out West – Northern Lights
Sarah Vaughn – Fever (Adam Freeland Remix)
Yonderboi – All We Go To Hell
Kosheen – Under Fire
Kaskade – Start Again
Metric – Help I’m Alive
Mylo – Muscle Cars
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Orbital – Desert Storm
Joey Negro feat The Sunburst Band – Rough Times (Instrumental)
Moloko – Sing It Back (Boris Musical Mix)
Moloko – Sing It Back (Herbert’s Tasteful Dub)
Monica – So Gone (Scumfrog Vocal Mix)
Joey Youngman – One Thousand Words
Monica – So Gone (Scumfrog Dub)
Martha Wash – Catch The Light
Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
Rhythm Section – Feel The Rhythm
Hybrid – Disappear Here (Hybrid Soundsystem Remix)
Cricco Castelli – Going Through Changes
Cassius – Toop Toop (Olivier Koletski Remix)
Mojolators – Drifting
David Gahan – Kingdom (Booka Shade Remix)
Lil Mo Yin Yang – Reach (Basement Jaxx Firecracker Remix)
Naughty By Nature – OPP
Joey Youngman – Twelve Bits of Love
Hatiras – Spaced Invader (Darren Emerson Underwater Remix)
Futureheads – Worry About It Later (Switch Remix)
Royal Sapien – Try
Imogen Heap – Speeding Cars
Eydie Gorme – Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Peaches with Tone Loc – Wild Thing
The Chemical Brothers – Hold Tight London
Deep Dish – Stay Gold
Spank Rock – Bump
Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin Somethin
Danny Tenaglia – Roots
Heliotropic – Walk With Me
Daft Punk – The New Wave
Kosmas Epsilon – Cubabe (Eelke Kleijn Remix)
Depeche Mode – John The Revelator
LFO – LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)
BT with Hybrid – Running Down The Way Up
Digitalism – Idealistic
The Faint – Conductor (Thin White Duke Remix)
Janet Jackson – I Get Lonely
Filewile – Number One Kid (Ramax Remix)
Rogue Traders – Watching You (Dirty South Remix)
Console – 14 Zero Zero
IAMX – Nature of Inviting
Mr Oizo – Flat Beat
Dave Clarke – Archive One
Minus The Bear – Andy Wolff
Queen – The Kiss (Aurra Resurrects Flash)
BT – Blue Skies (The Delphinium Days Mix)
Space Manoeuvres – Stage One
BT – Satellite
Hybrid – Altitude (Red Square Reprise)
Gus Gus – Call of the Wild
Kathy Brown – You Give Good Love
Deep Grounder feat Virag – Running Away
Imogen Heap – Tidal
Thomas Newman – Weirdest Home Videos
John Mayer – Gravity (Live)
Jim Boggia – 8 Track
Underworld – King of Snake
Christian Smith and John Selway – Transit Time
Barbara Tucker – Get Lifted
Austin Leeds feat Starkillers – All the way
Blackstreet – No Diggity
Armin Van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis Bextor – Giving Up on Love
Mark Knight and Wolfgang Gartner – Conscindo
Dumb Dan – Dumb Slut
Garbage – Stupid Girl
Royal Sapien – No Love for D
The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
Dave Angel – Jellyfish
Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
Felix Da Housecat – Silver Screen Shower Scene
Madonna – Hung Up
Switch – A Bit Patchy
Nick Murray – Lost (Miika Kuisma Remix)
MIA – Bucky Done Gun
Til West – Same Man
Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring
Prokofiev – Scynthian Suite
Bartok – Music for String Instruments, Percussion, and Celeste
Hybrid – Can You Hear Me (Widescreen Eclectro Mix)
Axwell – Feel The Vibe (Acapella)
Dirty South and Axwell – Open Your Heart (Acapella)
Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet – Morning Dance
Archer – Theme Song
Royal Sapien – Stacker 10
Armin Van Buuren presents Gimmick – Free (Olav Basoski Remix)
Armand Van Helden feat Fat Joe – Touch Your Toes
Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar (Armand’s Dark Garage Remix)
Alex Gaudino – Destination Calabria (A1 Extended Mix)
Royal Sapien – Stacker
Stravinsky – Le Sacre du Printemps
Royksopp – Poor Leno
Moby – Bodyrock (Hybrid’s Bodyshock Remix)
DJ Spen and DJ Technic – Gabryelle (Olav Basoski Remix)
Moloko – Ho Humm
Daft Punk – Technologic (Peaches No Logic Remix)
Lovestation – Teardrops (Lovestation Flava Mix)
Daft Punk – Derezzed
Padrinos – That’s How Good
Michael Jackson – The Way You Make Me Feel
Plump DJs – Disco Unusual
Daft Punk – The Grid
Solvent – Unknown Caller
Plump DJs – Shifting Gears (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Unknown – drum break
BT and Sasha – Ride
Hybrid – Higher than a Skyscraper (Hybrid’s Twitch N Sweat Mix)
The Dream – February Love
Rennie Pilgrem – Grass Hoppa
Gui Boratto – Scene 1
Trentemoeller – Always Something Better
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Invol2ver Remix)
Robyn – Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
King Unique – To The Left (Stanton Warriors Remix)
Coburn – We Interrupt This Program (Stanton Warriors Remix)
James Brown – Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
Kanye West – Blame Game
Excerpts from The Conet Project
Joey Negro and the Sunburst Band – Rough Times
Greg Laswell – Come Clean
Greg Laswell with Royal Sapien – I’d Be Lying
Members of Mayday – Sonic Empire
Harry Gregson-Williams – Crusaders
Royal Sapien – Stacker 12
DJ Rap – Bad Girl (Hybrid Remix)
The Flashbulb – Follow My Tracks
Field Music – The Rest Is Noise
Chicane – Early
Humantronic – Running to You
The Noisemaker – Kill Discos (Oban Remix)
London Elektricity – Attack Ships On Fire
Blu Mar Ten – All Over Again (Kubiks Remix)
Shakedown – At Night
Brother – She Said
DJ Addiction and SteLuce – Hold It Down
Leftfield – Storm 3000
Jon Hopkins – A Drifting Down
Lucky Shriner – Same Dream China
Matthew Dear – Slow Dance
Royal Sapien – Oh No
Johannes Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem
High Contrast – High Society feat Dynamite MC
Rabbit in the Moon – Out of Body Experience
Solu Music – It Ain’t Love
Jungle Brothers – Jungle Brother
Pendulum – Slam
Cool Breeze and Stepz Ahead – Too Unique
Roni Size and Krust – Witchcraft
St.Files – Sky High
Danoo and Peyo – Falling Rain
MJ Cole – Sincere
The Go Team – The Power Is On
The Faint – Forever Growing Centipedes
Midwest Product – A Genuine Display (Telefon Tel Aviv)
Royal Sapien – Where’s The Bar (Royal Sapien Drunken and Orderly Remix)
Angelo Michajlov and the Karel Vlach Orchestra – The Wisdom Teeth
Krzysztof Penderecki – Untitled
David Arnold – Opening Titles (The Chronicles of Narnia – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Matus Siroky – Enemy of the State
Julie London – My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Charlene – I’ve Never Been To Me
Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – It Catches Up With You (The Social Network)
GHM – Endtroduction (Resident Evil The Umbrella Chronicles)
Matus Siroky – Regrets
Daft Punk – Reflections (TRON Legacy)
Gold Panda – Parents
Underworld – King of Snake
Radiohead – Fitter Happier
Hybrid – Can You Hear Me (Widescreen Eclectro Mix)
London Philharmonic Orchestra – Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Michael Wandmacher – Mutiny (Piranha 3D)
Brian Eno – Calcium Needles
Way Out West – Muthafucka (Soundscape Mix)
Boom Bip & Dose One – No Corners
Daft Punk – Prime Time Of Your Life
Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
The Orb – From A Distance (Hybrid Remix)
Janet Jackson – TV Interlude

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