TheBeatMill Sessions 019: Mixed by Leon Bolier.
TheBeatMill is dedicated to bringing you the best in music and with this installment of TheBeatMill Sessions we’ve got a great treat for you. If you’ve had the pleasure of seeing Leon Bolier live, have heard one of his sets, or just know his music, you know that the man knows how to rock a set. He has put together a one hour guest mix for TheBeatMill and all the fans, and it’s nothing short of amazing.
This hour long mix is packed with hard-hitting tracks sure to rock any dance floor or start your night off before going out. From Audien’s smash Wayfarer, Bjorn Akesson Gunsmoke, to his massive remix of the trance classics like Water Verve, Armin van Buuren featuring Fiora Waiting For the Night and more. You’re sure to love this mix. Once again Leon Bolier shows off his superb mixing skills, and absolutely kills this mix.
Check out our interview with Leon below, as well as his exclusive mix for TheBeatMill Sessions. Make sure you subscribe to TheBeatMill Sessions on iTunes so you don’t miss out on any of our exclusive mixes!
TBM: You recently remixed the classic Water Verve, and it’s climbing the Beatport chart, how long did it take you to remix it (which you did an excellent job on we might add)?
LB: Thanks! That remix actually didn’t take too long – since I found the drop idea
kinda straight away, for a more club orientated track like this the drop is the most
important part of the track for me, so when the main idea is there the rest of the
track will be finished pretty fast. I think the remix took me a week or so.
TBM: You said recently that you’re just adding some ‘minor details’ to your next single.When will there be a preview? Will this track also ‘punch people in the face really really hard’ like the last one?
LB: We are talking about the same track here – I have been working on that track
since December when I tweeted about the punching in the face. At the same time I
kinda finished two other tracks and when discussing things with Spinnin Records
we decided to go for this latest track I was talking about. The Spinnin Records
A&R team and me work closely together on squeezing the maximum possible
out of a track, that’s why we decided to concentrate on this track. It’s gonna be
called ‘Disco Davai’ and it will be out early April – so expect a preview like a month
or six weeks before. In the meantime I have been working on a remix/bootleg of Alt
J’s ‘Something Good’ which is close to finishing, and we will push it out as soon as it’s
finished, which should be within a week from answering this interview.
TBM: What was your favorite track from 2012? Either a self-production or from another
LB: Firebeatz & Schella – Dear New York : fresh house music, original, and it rocks the
dancefloors. If I would have to pick one of my own tracks it would have been ‘US’
which opened a lot of new doors for me.
TBM: Have you had the chance to check out any DJs lately that you really enjoyed? Where did they play?
LB: The last time I really went to a party to actually check out a DJ… I don’t remember
really. Usually it’s parties where I play myself and we chill backstage – having said
that I can genuinely enjoy one of my friends/colleagues rocking the crowd and just
watching him (or her) have fun on stage, no matter what if I like the music or not.
Talking about a DJ/act I never saw live – then seeing him for the first time and being
blown away: a few years ago I saw Secret Cinema live and he totally rocked my
TBM: I got the opportunity to see you at Webster hall in December and you absolutely killed it, can your New York fans expect to see you back anytime soon?
LB: Glad you enjoyed it! Yes I am aiming to be back in New York City in the first half of 2013!
-Interview by Kristin Dalton
TheBeatMill Sessions 019 by Leon Bolier Track List:
1. Keane – Sovereign Light Cafe (Afrojack Remix) [Wall]
2. Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) [Spinnin]
3. Audien – Wayfarer [Anjunabeats]
4. Daniel Wanrooy vs. E&G – Alcohol Abuse [Blackhole]
5. Spektro StylVer – Wizard [Exklusive Recs]
6. Soundage – The Beat [TRXX]
7. Johan Gielen vs Jan Vervloet – Break Ya Down [High Contrast]
8. Adele – Turning Tables (Maor Levi Remode Mix) [White]
9. Leon Bolier & Alex Kenji – Trumpets (Leon Bolier Club Mix) [Spinnin]
10. Jacob van Hage & Oliver Heldens – Thumper [Sneakerz]
11. Mark van Dale & Enrico – Waterverve (Leon Bolier Remix) [Deal]
12. Bjorn Akesson – Gunsmoke [FSOE]
13. Armin van Buuren ft Fiora – Waiting For The Night (Beat Service Remix) [Armind]