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17th December 2009 | Issue 14

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Welcome to Issue 14 of the SSRadio newsletter

Welcome to Issue 14, and the last issue of the year. As we write this there is snow falling outside, and it well and truly feels like the festive season is upon us, so to round up the year we have compiled for you the most-played tracks on SSRadio in 2009. We also take a moment to wish the Soul to Unite guys congratulations on their 50th show and Ricardo Torres a happy 2nd anniversary of WCC Radio, and announce the winners of our Dennis Ferrer and The Marrtinez Brothers competition. All that's left to say is to wish you all a very merry Christmas, and we look forward to welcoming you all again in 2010.

The most-played tracks on SSRadio in 2009

Seeing as this will be the last newsletter of 2009 (and of the entire decade for that matter), we decided to do a bit of statistical analysis on the tracks played on SSRadio this year and compiled the top 5 for each channel.

SSRadio's Most-Played tracks of 2009SSRadio Lounge and Chill

  1. The Beloved - Sun Rising (Tom and Ed's Drum & Bass Mix)
  2. Friendly Fires - Paris (Ambient Version)
  3. St. Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart ()
  4. Jakarta - The Other World (Main Mix)
  5. Empire of the Sun - Delta Bay (Album Version)
  • Most-played artist: Groove Armada
  • Most-played label: Ninja Tune

SSRadio Funk and Disco

  1. The O'Jays - For the Love of Money
  2. Mr Scruff - Bunch of Keys
  3. The Revenge - Heavy Love
  4. Tommy Stewart - Bump and Hustle Music
  5. Marvin Gaye - T Plays it Cool
  • Most-played artist: Michael Jackson
  • Most-played label: BBE

SSRadio Deep and Soulful

  1. DJ Meme Orchestra feat. Rachel Claudio - Any Love (DJ Meme Original Club Mix)
  2. Michel Cleis feat. Toto La Momposina - La Mezcla (Original Mix)
  3. Cathy Battistessa - All About Love (Knee Deep Vocal Mix)
  4. Back To Fundamentals by Miamik (Llorca) - Insatiable (Original Studio Mix)
  5. Dennis Ferrer - Sinfonia Della Notte (Original Mix)
  • Most-played artist: Dennis Ferrer
  • Most-played label: Defected

SSRadio Tuff and Twisted

  1. Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
  2. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello & Laidback Luke - Leave the World Behind
  3. Adam Shaw - Seshing
  4. Richard Grey presents Golden Touch - Such a Shame
  5. Kim Fai - Empty Inside
  • Most-played artist: Deadmau5
  • Most-played label: Defected

SSRadio Hard and Fast

  1. Gaia - Tuvan
  2. Cosmic Gate feat. Aruna - Under Your Spell
  3. Art of Trance - Madagascar
  4. Majai - Strange
  5. Julie Thompson - It Only Hurts
  • Most-played artist: Jochen Miller
  • Most-played label: Anjunabeats

A big thank you must go to all the DJs that compile their playlists week in, week out, and of course to all the dedicated listeners that support the DJs and give them reason to produce such high quality shows. We look forward to bringing you even more as we enter the next decade...

Soul to Unite reaches 50 episodes

Soul to Unite episode 50The Estonia-based Soul to Unite crew began producing their fortnightly radio hour in April 2008, but it wasn't until they joined SSRadio in July of that year that things really took off for them. Since then they have been able to expand their audience and reach a truly global audience, from Estonia to USA, South-Africa to New Zealand - not to mention the rest of Europe.

This month, the Soul to Unite Radio Hour reached episode number 50. To celebrate the occasion, the hosts SD and Cordis decided to produce a very special episode in their native language of Estonian. "We are truly proud to be from Estonia, and it's great to see other Estonian shows like Cabrio, Housetrap and UrbanFlow on the SSRadio schedule", said SD.

You can listen-again to the special show here, or subscribe to the Soul to Unite podcast to get this and all future episodes straight to your MP3 player automagically. Well done guys, here's to the next 50!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to WCC Radio

WCC Radio 2nd anniversaryHeading up the LA-based West Coast Collective is a very talented DJ called Ricardo Torres, and it with great appreciation that we congratulate him on the 2nd anniversary of his WCC Radio show. To celebrate this, Ricardo has compiled a special 'classics' show, inspired by the music and the scene that he loves so much.

Ricardo told us, "I was in San Francisco for the Thanks Giving holiday to hang out with my bud Jay-J. He was doing a gig with his old producer partner Chris Lum at Temple on friday and then on Saturday he was playing with Julius Papp and David Harness at Mars Bar for a classics night. OMG they blew the roof of that place. The music was incredible, the mixing was flawless and the crowd gave me hope about the scene again. All the old heads came out. They left the kids with the babysitter and came out for one reason only: to dance! Watching and listening to these 3 veteran of the West Coast Sound playing back to back and switching it up every 30 minutes was so inspiring. Hence this second anniversay show which are some of my favorite classics. Not the usual stuff you hear in these classics show but more like the stuff that wasn't overplayed. If you were a club rat like I was in the mid to late 90's you will go "hell yeah" and raise your hands in the air as you listen to this set. You might have to take out the baby powder for the full experience - the heads know what I'm talking about!".

You can listen-again to the anniversary show here, or subscribe to the WCC Radio podcast to get this and all future episodes straight to your MP3 player automagically. Nice one Ricardo!

Congratulations to Corina Carr and Rob Wu!

Dennis Ferrer & The Martinez Brothers @ Matter, London, 27th Dec 2009Christmas has come early for the two lucky winners of our competition to win a pair of tickets to the massive Dennis Ferrer & The Martinez Brothers gig at Matter in London on Sunday 27th December 2009! Congratulations to Corina Carr and Rob Wu, your tickets are winging their way to you as we speak.

Big thanks go to Jay and the team at Dirty London for donating the prizes - nice one guys!

SHE Sydney NYE party

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