It's been a while since my last promotional mix, so happy to be showcasing a handful of some of my favorites at the moment for June of 2013. Kept it pretty much on the trancier side this time around, the usual building from the groovier progressive all the way up to peak time uplifters. Hope you like what I have in store this month!
Gai Barone starts us off with his Cream N Shout remix of Mobilize's 'DN't Stp Nw', an emotion driven progressive trance tune that had me locked since the first second. For those that don't know Mobilize or Gai Barone, get familiar because these are true, free artists that are not bound by rules or formulas. Hernan Cattaneo & Soundexile follow through, giving an old style approach to their remix of Guy Mantzur's & Sahar Z's 'Delayed Green'. I am really looking forward to playing this one during my opening set for Giuseppe Ottaviani this Friday, the 7th.
Resuming construction, Blusoul delivers with the mystical 'Omega' that has this one mid bass synth sound that repeats throughout the entire tune that I absolutely love. Was pushing the tempo way up, passed it's normal recorded BPM for it to fit right in the mix, and gotta say, it's a tune that sounds great sped up and at it's normal pace. ReLaunch hits us with yet another properly executed remix, of Reii's 'Where Am I', a tune that is equally built around it's bassline as much as it is around it's melodies.
Entering the realms of classics and older trance sounds, I played 3 in row - two of them being remixes by the great Robert Nickson. Started off with Antidote's dark progressive mix of JPL's 'Ilmola' from 2006. If you are waiting for that massive drop on this one, don't hold your breath because this is a tune made strictly for the journey and dedicating your mind to a wall of sound. Continuing on, Robert Nickson creates the perfect tune for the segue from progressive trance into the faster, more uplifting sounds of trance with his remix of Vadim Zhukov's 'Exit'. And to end the older track streak, Nickson beautifully repaints Above & Beyond's 'Tri-State'. I am not much into pianos in trance, but gotta say, that piano riff is done right, not cliche, and last but not least, effective.
Sean Tyas never ceases to amaze me. After listening to his newest single, the words 'Sean Tyas does it again' came out of my mouth. Thought I lost him there for a sec, but 'Hydro' pretty much put a big smile on my face and kept his spot on the forefront of uplifting trance. Speaking of Tyas, here is a producer that I actual thought he ghost wrote tunes for, because I hear a lot of Tyas' older '06-'08 sound in Photographer's productions. Photographer creates an awesome remix for Talla 2XLC's 'Rise', and of course, I played the dub mix ;)
Resuming with uplifters, Stonevalley knows how make what I like to call a drivin' bassline. HIs remix of 'Set Me Free' reminded me of his "Lost Without You' EP from 2010. Glad to see him still making good trance as well. Another guy who I am also ecstatic to hear making great trance again is Temple One. This is probably my favorite uplifting track out of the entire mix, and it is indeed signature Temple One. I can say that I cannot wait to play his remix of 'The Sun Rises In Your Eyes' in a headlining/closing set.
Getting ready to wind things down a bit, Borderline (Activa's label) unleashes again with Chris Porter's impactful 'Neon', followed by the tune that will close the doors in this promo - 'Underground' by Photographer again, with it's classic trance main riff. Enjoy The Journey…
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