Monthly Archives: December 2009

Stitch Liveshow – Episode 2

Image Copyright Disney, the disney-dj stitch is no more, so i took some liberty here...I just finished mixing together a fine selection of Happy Hardcore tunes. Happy Hardcore from around 1996, in the Netherlands, so not UK Happy Hardcore. Preventing myself from playing track you might not know, I selected a lot of popular ones; which makes mixing difficult since most of them are 3-minute radio edits. But I made it trough perfectly, given some clashing melodies minor glitches. The mixing is better than the previous set; tighter and, in the end, even with some minor scratching and fiddling. Follow the stitch liveshows on twitter:

What will the track selection for next week hold?

Total playing time: 1.12.44


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Filesize: 166.5 MB, 320 kbit.


  1. Dune – Hardcore Vibes (South Bound Mix)
  2. Tokyo Ghetto Pussy – I Kiss Your Lips (Club Mix)
  3. DJ Paul Elstak – Luv u More (Extended)
  4. DJ Paul Elstak – Rainbow in the sky (K&A’s Extended Mix)
  5. Nakatomi – Free
  6. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor – Mirror of Love
  7. DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim – Pump That Stupid Bass (Happy Rave Mix)
  8. Back 2 Bass – I Wanna Be WIth You
  9. Pulp Shock – Far Away
  10. Critical Mass – Believe In The Future (Extended Version)
  11. T.O.T.T. – Get Up (Airplay Edit)
  12. Human Resource – Dominator ’96
  13. Music Instructor – Hymn (Go Down Mix) (Extended)
  14. Dune – Million Miles From Home (Video Mix)
  15. Rave Religion – C’Mon And Touch Me
  16. Lipstick – I’m a Raver
  17. Nakatomi – Children Of the Night
  18. Party Animals – Have You Ever Been Mellow
  19. Party Animals – Aquarius
  20. Too Fast For Mellow – Get My Love
  21. Wonderland – Be On A Star (Radio Mix) {death-star for you and me?}
  22. Scooter – Friends
  23. Lovechild – All Out of Love
  24. Technohead – I Wanna Be a Hippy (Flamman & Abraxas Radio Mix)
  25. Rob Gee – Xtc, You Got What I Need
  26. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Dano No Sweat Mix)

Stitch Liveshow – Episode 1

Image Copyright Disney, the disney-dj stitch is no more, so i took some liberty here...

To celebrate the glorious upgrade of my dj skills, I started the Stitch Liveshow; A (bi-)weekly show that will contain about one hour of music. This first episode contains my favorite Drum & Bass releases from past weeks. Since the tracks are selected according to my likings, its actually Drum & Bass & Melodies. Enjoy the great tracks, and the decent mixing. I actually felt the vibe halfway of the mix… can’t wait for the new one! Enjoy!

Total playing time: 1.18.14 (and yes, it even fits on cd!)


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Filesize: 179.2 MB, 320 kbit.


  1. Lovebirds – Green (I Feel this Mix) [Urban Symphonies]
  2. Motta – Imagination Feat msdos (Original Mix) [Desperate Luv EP]
  3. Dose and Blackplanet – Man The Weather [Fokuz Limited (FKZLTD021)
  4. Syncopix – Stay In Touch [Spearhead (SPEAR027)]
  5. Breaksense – Everyday (Original Mix) [Changing World Everyday]
  6. Netsky – I Refuse [Spearhead (SPEAR029)]
  7. Human Factor – Sensation [Liquid Allsorts Drum and Bass Vol 1 (Unmixed)]
  8. Syncopix – Girl Talk (Original Mix) [Urban Symphonies] [Recommended]
  9. Mutated Forms – Should I [Liquid Allsorts Drum and Bass Vol 1 (Unmixed)]
  10. Netsky – Midnight Express [Spearhead (SPEAR029)]
  11. Soulmatic – Hold Me [Intrinsic (INTRINSIC013)]
  12. KG – Runaway [Viper VIP (VPRVIP011)] [Recommended]
  13. Ultimate C – Side by Side [Basswerk Files 032]
  14. Soulmatic – Going Deep Down [Intrinsic (INTRINSIC013)]
  15. The Ceremony (VIP) – S.I.N. [Eesti Drum n Bass Vol3]
  16. Ultimate C – Behind the Sorrow [Basswerk Files 032]
  17. End User – Stillness (Re-Edit) [Left Mixes And Edits]
  18. Ketz – Red Planet (Original Mix) [Digital Pot 13]

I’m currently applying for an iTunes affiliation program; soon you can directly buy the songs mentioned.

RTL7: Cheap criticism towards ProRail

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Ow wow, there is some snow in the Netherlands! Whoohoo! Snow! The thing we missed in its current glorious proportions. Unfortunately, snow brings also some inconveniences; plans get ruined since roads are danger zones and rail fails.

National news channels are first-posting each other with the increasing amount of broken trains and tracks. They build a scenery of an entire country disappointed and angry at the train service. RTL 7 says “Criticism towards prorail increases”. Then you see people complaining, such as a guy from traveler organization Rover; “It’s very bad, the first day is okey, but this is unacceptable“; or something along those lines.


Now RTL 7 is the one claiming the critique is rising; but shows no evidence. We hear an opinion of a guy with big words and see some disappointed travelers; thats all. This is called “Complaining“; especially the content of Rover.

Critique has some foundation and can be used to build on. An example of constructive criticism: “The elevators on the station are broken; they should be fixed. In the meantime we should just try to help each other out. Maybe the NS should help out with extra personnel aside from the ones that provide information and security.

RTL 7 is also complaining about the lack of traveling information and the fogginess of this information. My visit to the station today was the most clarifying one yet. Here is why: 1: NS attendants walk around to answer the same questions over and over again. 2: Intercoms continuously tell what trains leave at what tracks. 3: Travelers also get information of why their train doesn’t leave; and what is broken. And there is abundant information on the Internet; 4: The NS website informs about the trains that don’t leave. 5: The site advices to not travel by train. Missing out all these sources is incredibly hard, but possible. In this case: put some effort in it and look for it!

My experience

My personal experience of traveling by train saturday, today and yesterday is positive. The service level at stations is good; travelers even get free coffee and tea (and cappuccino!). Last night I couldn’t return home; a malfunctioning track blocked all traffic between Arnhem and Zutphen. This has been fixed last night. Think about this; people getting up in the middle of the night, in freezing cold, to fix a railroad track! Especially for me! That’s just awesome!

The atmosphere on the stations was very friendly. People are unionized, bonding, and possibly yesterday night has been the start of a few new relationships. There was no air of complaint or something like that, but there was some slight confusion about the train schedule; nothing worth mentioning on a national newscast.


There is something positive about this “critique”! If the common consensus tells prorail should better their service, they would likely get the means to do so! In this sense bad coverage is good for politics! So, please complain more! Maybe this could even expand our export of railway systems abroad!

All in all: RTL 7’s news item about the trains in this snowy weather is sensational, flat and cheap. The only value was in the comment of the prorail speaker. “We could choose to cancel all trains, or have a light service; we chose the latter“.

Enjoy your trip, and look outside: SNOW!

Eth0 Golden Ticket

In 2010, on 16/17 January, there will be the Eth0:2010 Winter edition. Eth0 is a socially oriented gathering of friendly geeks, girls and technology in the outer regions of the Netherlands. See link at the bottom for more info.

I just purchased a ticket. Due to some awesomeness in my head, i’ve got Eric Cartman screaming around with the text “i’ve got a golden ticket, i’ve got a golden ticket”. So I decided to pimp up the ticket; with a subtle gold touch. In the end everything was gold-plated to give it that extra feel. Shoop da woop.





Unfortunately the qcode doesn’t work anymore.

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Lottery tickets

Time to buy some lottery tickets. But which one to buy? In case you’re wondering, I bought all of them. Thats right: I bought from each lottery exactly one ticket. This resulted in small stack of paper, promising a chance of beautiful (and not so beautiful prizes). What does a lottery ticket mean? How big are the chances of winning? And what tickets should you buy? Here is your chance to find out.



The value of a lottery ticket is reflected in the design and paper-size. More expensive tickets use more paper and look prettier. In this case the most appealing one is the Half-a-million ticket. This one uses holographic reflecting diamonds; giving the paper the feel of being something more valuable then just paper. Other appealing tickets are 40×1.000.000 but most noticeably the December calendar; which is in the style of an advent calendar. The gallery below are the actual tickets I bought in November.


Suppose I’m a lucky man… The chance of that happening isn’t one to speak of, but my greed and imagination does wish to think it happens. In case all tickets are winning ones, the sum of money would be 1.927.000 euros from Krasloten and 27.5 million from Staatsloterij.

Name Brand Cost Max prize Net/Gross Chance to Win
Klavertje 4 Krasloten 1 25.000 Net 20.48%
7 Klapper Krasloten 1.50 50.000 Net 21.97%
E20 Cash Krasloten 2 2.000 Net 20.64%
Flappen Krassen Krasloten 2 50.000 Net 22.83%
Mega Cash Krasloten 5 100.000 Net 25.20%
100 BMW Krasloten 5 100.000 Net 25.01%
December Kalender Krasloten 5 100.000 Net 50.20%
Half Miljoen Netto Krasloten 10 500.000 Net 29.35%
40 x 1.000.000 Krasloten 10 1.000.000 Gross 25.68%
Staatslot State lottery 15 27.5 million Net ?????

But okey, let’s be realistic. Winning is nice, but that doesn’t make it profitable; is there any chance of gaining some profit?


Dutch lottery companies are required to publish the prize-schemes and all associated data to the public. So, what is the chance of winning something that is of higher value than the ticket itself? I call this the “Chance of Profit”. Another valuable number is the “Change of Jackpot”; this is the percentage of winning the jackpot. Since the odds are so small, the more commercial value “Tickets per Jackpot” is added. The state lottery is very obscure about its numbers unfortunately; it does however publish its balance sheet.

Name Tickets Produced Chance of Profit Change of Jackpot Tickets per Jackpot
Klavertje 4 9.840.000 7.98% 0.0000508% 1.968.000
7 Klapper 8.400.000 6.55% 0.000059524% 1.680.000
E20 Cash 5.000.000 8.16% 0.0002% 500.000
Flappen Krassen 3.058.800 11.63% 0.000065851% 1.529.400
Mega Cash 2.000.000 13.60% 0.00015% 666.666
100 BMW 5.000.000 4.01% 0.00004% 2.500.000
December Kalender 2.000.000 12.40% 0.0001% 1.000.000
Half Miljoen Netto 1.576.000 11.75% 0.0001269% 788.000
40 x 1.000.000 15.000.000 5.68% 0.0002667% 357.000
Staatslot* est 3.420.000 8.97% 0.00002924% 3.420.000

* Total number of tickets for the new-years lottery is 34.2 * 100.000. Other complexities such as 1/5th tickets might or might not be part of that number. The chance to win depends on sales. This article uses a sales percentage of 100%.

So, with this knowledge in the back of my head, it’s time to start scratching. Scratch scratch…


Before my thumbs started to bleed I found a guilder (dutch coin) for scratching. In total I won €10 on the half-a-million and a free ticket on a 7-klapper.


A few years ago i dreamt that when I had a lottery, I would massively increase the chance of winning a substantial amount of money. This day has happened with the introduction of the 40 x 1.000.000! This one has the highest chance of passing the magical boundary of becoming a ‘millionaire’. Even though the actual prize is 710.000, it’s still the best chance to win a substantial amount of money.

The most exciting lot to open was the Mega Cash; it has the most numbers to look for and a lot of rows that could contain your winning number. Scratching them open without revealing the prize also increases the tension. For the amount of play value, this is the best one. This one also has the highest percentage of profit.

While the chance to win a lot of money on the 40 x 1.000.000 is high, its also a very dull ticket. There is only one area to scratch open; this reveals a code. Checking this code requires a wait, a recent newspaper or an internet connection. Inside the document with the winning numbers is a short list with just 10 numbers; its easy. The ticket also provides an extra game, which is a cheap knockoff in comparison to winning a million. Given that this is the highest chance to win such an amount its still fair.

The smaller tickets, as the BMW ticket, disappointed. The smaller ones do provide a quick fix, but don’t deliver the tension/price ratio Mega Cash does. The BMW ticket is something you buy if you need a BMW (a 33.325 value); it has limited numbers (half of mega cash) and an extra game. The BMW ticket has the poorest profit chance, and I just don’t like the car.


Warning: The numbers in this article have been manually taken from the original documents and may contain errors. For any factual numbering, review the krasloten/state lottery website. The state lottery has been contacted about the amount of prizes in their November 2009 lottery, if this mail gets response i’ll change this article accordingly. Dayzers and lotto have been omitted in this test; this only focusses on instant lottery and state lottery.


Stitch – NLC Summer Mix 3

This is something I mixed in 2003, my third mix ever. See below for the story and playlist. Enjoy.


In 2003 I started practicing with digital mixing. Since I didn’t know that there where specific apps like Acid and Logic I used Amadeus II to do the work. This app is similar to Cooledit/Audacity. It is only possible to perform destructive audio editing; thus manipulating sound directly. Pitching songs to the right tempo was a pain; I developed a formula to perform quicker beat-matching but still it would take some time to get it right. Transitions where build by copy-paste tracks over each other, sometimes with some fade-ins and fade-outs. Although mixing is possible, it is not possible to go back and change parts of the mix. With an undo space of 30 edits the rule was simple; once pasted, cannot change it.

It might sound outdated; the computer used for mixing was an iMac DV 400 mhz, with a 13 gigabyte harddrive. The tracks where taken from my CD collection, specifically from the Turn up the Bass cd’s. To speed up working the audio was in aiff, but the resulting mp3 was of low quality. As you might notice, all tracks have a nice party atmosphere; but it’s a poorly built set. That being said; its a fairly decent mix and if you’re a fan of hiphouse and the sounds from the good old days you’ll probably appreciate it.

Since editing and mixing took so long, the mix was never finished.


  1. Twin Hype – Do It To The Crowd
  2. D-Shake – Yaaah
  3. Queen Latifah – Come Into My House (Zanzibar Mix)
  4. 2 Static – Boy I’ll House Ya
  5. Mister Mixi & Skinny Scotty – I Can Handle It
  6. Icy D. & Doc Daze – Get On Up And Dance
  7. Kraze – Let’s Play House
  8. Fax Yourself – Walking on sunshine ’89
  9. Steve “Silk” Hurley – Work It Out
  10. Nikki – Mucho Macho
  11. Tony Scott – Get Into It

Length: 9:21

Finished on:  May 1st 2003

Thanks to Discogs for the covers in the video.

In 2003 I started practicing with digital mixing. In those days i didn’t knew about software like Acid and Logic. This was the third mix I made, and was mixed using Amadeus II; a destructive audio editing app for manipulating sound directly. The songs where pitched manually by a formula for manually pitching up/down songs, fitting them to the 4-bar speed of the target mix. I created my own formula for doing this, but still it would take some time to get it right. The tracks are copy-pasted over eachother, with a limited undo space of 30 edits; once pasted, you cannot change it.
The computer used for mixing was an iMac DV 400 mhz, with a 13 gigabyte harddrive. The tracks where taken from the Turn up the Bass series. There is not much set-building and most of it is mixed using copy-paste transitions. If you’re a fan of hiphouse and the sounds from the good old days you’ll probably can appreciate this mix.
Before you start to wonder; the mix was never finished due to the time it took to mix things together.
Length: 9:21
Finished on:  May 1st 2003

Hit eXplosion 2009 – Volume 13

This years Hit eXplosion is complete with the release of volume twelve. As a bonus, Eazy also released volume thirteen! So that’s four cd’s this time. See also the other post for download of the other CD. I See volume thirteen as an extension of volume 12. The CD’s used to be pressed every month, but this time we get one extra for free 🙂

I guess this finishes the series of Hit eXplosions made by Eazy. Thanks and take care!

Getting this months supply of hits can be done through:

Previous releases can be found here.

Here is the reduced size/quality artwork, the original artwork can be found in the download:


Disc 1

  1. Kane – No Surrender
  2. Within Temptation (feat. Chris Jones) – Utopia
  3. Beyonce – Control
  4. Milow – One Of It
  5. Robbie Williams – You Know Me
  6. Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
  7. Jamie Cullum – I’m All Over It
  8. Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream
  9. Tokio Hotel – Automatic
  10. Lisa Lois – No Good For Me
  11. Kesha – Tik Tok
  12. Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates
  13. Lady GaGa – Bad Romance
  14. Pet Shop Boys – Beautiful People
  15. Mika – Good Gone Girl
  16. Leona Lewis – Happy
  17. Waylon – Hey
  18. Spandau Ballet – Once More
  19. Nick & Simon – Het Masker
  20. Snow Patrol – Just Say Yes
  21. Anouk – Woman
  22. Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out

Disc 2

  1. Future Presidents – The World Keeps Changing
  2. Whitney Houston – I Didn’t Know My Own Strength
  3. Di-Rect – Times Are Changing
  4. Mariah Carey – I Want To Know What Love Is
  5. Jason Mraz – Butterfly
  6. K3 – MaMaSÈ!
  7. Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
  8. Antony and The Johnsons – Crazy In Love
  9. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy
  10. Eros Ramazzotti – Controvento
  11. Cobra Starship (feat. Leighton Meester) – Good Girls Go Bad
  12. Dizzie Rascal – Holiday
  13. Editors – Papillon (Tiësto Remix)
  14. Armin van Buuren (feat. VanVelzen) – Broken Tonight
  15. Paloma Faith – Stone Cold Sober
  16. The Black Eyed Peas – Meet Me Halfway
  17. Miss Montreal – Addicted To Crying
  18. Joss Stone – Free Me
  19. Kim-Lian & Linda Bengtzing – Not That Kinda Girl
  20. Abby – Boys (Remix) – Exclusive 4 this compilation
  21. Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina – Stereo Love
  22. Right Said Fred – Sexy Bum
  23. Hilaty Duff – Any Other Day

Total Playing Time…: 159:27 / Total Size………..: 377 MB

© 2009 Eazy Productions BV

Hit eXplosion 2009 – Volume 12

This years Hit eXplosion is complete with the release of volume twelve. As a bonus, Eazy also released volume thirteen! So that’s four cd’s this time. See also the other post for download of the other CD.

Getting this months supply of hits can be done through:

Previous releases can be found here.

Here is the reduced size/quality artwork, the original artwork can be found in the download:


Disc 1

  1. Natalie Imbruglia – Twenty
  2. Jenny Lane – Say Say Say
  3. Jay-Z (feat. Alicia Keys) – Empire State Of Mind
  4. Madonna (feat. Lil Wayne) – Revolver
  5. Beyonce – Radio
  6. Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet
  7. Britney Spears – 3
  8. Colby O’Donis (feat. Paul Wall) – She Wanna Go
  9. Michael Jackson – This Is It
  10. Mika – Rain
  11. Guus Meeuwis – Ik Ook Van Jou
  12. Stereo – Still Here
  13. Eva Simmons – Silly Boy
  14. Rammstein – Pussy
  15. Willie Nelson and Rob Thomas – Maria (Shut Up And Kiss Me)
  16. Esmee Denters – Admit It
  17. Janet Jackson – Make Me
  18. Valerius – Whenever
  19. Acda en De Munnik – Ik Blijf Jouw Leven Lang Bij Mij
  20. Bon Jovi – We Weren’t Born To Follow
  21. Bløf – De Storm (Geef Niet Op)

Disc 2

  1. 4 Strings – Take Me Away (Remix) – Exclusive 4 this compilation
  2. The Veronicas – 4ever
  3. John Fogerty – I Don’t Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)
  4. MSTRKRFT (feat. John Legend) – Heartbreaker
  5. Ashley Tisdale –  Masquerade
  6. Jeroen van der Boom – Dat Weet Je
  7. Monroe – The Real Thing
  8. Banarama – Love Comes
  9. September – Because I Love You
  10. Daniel Merriweather – Impossible
  11. Calvin Harris – Get Ready For The Weekend
  12. Gordon – Niemand Lacht Zoals Jij
  13. Gerard Joling – Engel Van Mijn Hart
  14. Tiësto (feat. C.C. Sheffield) – Escape Me
  15. Frans Bauer – Geen Woorden
  16. Nickelback – Never Gonna Be Alone
  17. Laura Jansen – Single Girls
  18. Foo Fighters – Wheels
  19. Whitney Houston – I Look To You
  20. Pixie Lott – Boys And Girls
  21. Alicia Keys – Doesn’t Mean Anything
  22. Prince – Dance 4 Me (Icon Remix) – Exclusive 4 this compilation

Total Playing Time…: 159:27 / Total Size………..: 377 MB

© 2009 Eazy Productions BV