Heads up dance music fans, Party Peopleâ€™s DJ Ed Colman has co-mixed your potential summer soundtrack â€” â€˜Wild Summer 2012â€™ â€” just in time for the heat.
Backing up from last yearâ€™s â€˜Wild Summer 2011â€™, Colman has been cultivating his mixing skills, originating with a pair of pitchless decks, and a pushbike. â€œI actually inherited a couple of decks from a friend, they didnâ€™t even have pitch controls on themâ€¦ Eventually I sold my bike at the time and bought some new decks with the profits, that was when I was about 14.â€
His bike selling entrepreneur skills then led Colman down the yellow brick road of DJing. â€œI started DJing and I was just kind of wondering how all those records were made. So I ended up getting myself a job in a recording studio and making cups of tea for peopleâ€¦ From there I got to watch people putting records together on old multi-track tape machines and the big mixing desks. I was lucky enough to learn from some really great producers in the UK.â€
Leaving the UK for Australian shores, Colman has made the most of the relatively younger Australian dance music industry, even grabbing a residency on the airwaves of commercial radio.
â€œAustralia is really fresh. Itâ€™s been going for a long time in the UKâ€¦ There is a lot of underground stuff going on here. England is always going to be a hub for dance music, but Australia is developing an individual style and an individual sound.â€
As for style, Colman will bring anything to the table â€” as long as it gets you on your feet. â€œI just play stuff that I love, you know, stuff that kind of just hits me. Hopefully, if it makes me feel good, then it will make everybody on the dancefloor feel good. Itâ€™s a real mix.â€
Bringing this party style to the newly dropped â€˜Wild Summer 2012â€™, Colman continues to guide the good times. â€œItâ€™s all about summer. Itâ€™s all about a nice uplifting vibe, you can put it on, on a sunny day in the car, you can put it on when youâ€™re getting ready to go out, you can put it on at a party. Chrisâ€™ (Fraser) disc is awesome as well, he has done a wicked mix. I think they complement each other really well.â€
â€˜WILD SUMMER 2012â€™ IS OUT NOW.