This is one of the funkiest mixes I have heard in a while, all thanks to the mad man himself, Mr. Marcel Woods. For the past 5 years, this guy has been developing a style that not many other DJs play, namely using peculiar tunes and obscure productions which are masterfully mixed into an eclectic assortment of sound. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about if you have heard any of his recent work (some of them are found in this album), which has been pretty unconventional by today’s standards of trance and house music. In this two-disc album, there is such a variety of sound paired with so many oddball beats that it almost reaches a circus-like atmosphere. But that’s not to say that the mix doesn’t work; I believe the intent was to create a genre filled with so much cacophony that it actually sounds good, and Marcel Woods certainly succeeded in doing so. With tracks like Freaskshow, Madness Society, Barely Human, and Moscow Times, it is pretty obvious that Mr. Woods never wanted to create something smooth and dreamy, rather ending up with something that resembles a soundtrack pulled straight out of a nightmare. Disc 1 starts off pretty housey and relatively tame, but then the edginess builds up as the mix progresses. The occult journey continues with the second disc as the tempo speeds up a bit. There are a handful of Marco V tracks which are always groovy, as well as two pairs of songs from Ali Wilson and Jonas Stenberg. I don’t like any songs with male vocals (especially ones with Luca G), but it seems like Marcel likes to use a lot of this in his work, so there are a few of those tracks in this mix. One song I found to be very interesting is track 4 on the first disc by Yves V (part of the Belgium House Mafia), which is a rendition of the 4 Strings hit, Turn It Around. This mix is supplied with a lot of eccentric goodies, so I will leave it up to you to find your favorites. Take a listen below…

Disc 1

01 Marcel Woods – Inside Me (Ricky T Remix)
02 Ante Perry vs Tube & Berger – Human You
03 Alex Cole& Dino Barretta Feat Luca G – You in My Universe
04 Yves V – Insane Pressure (Extended)
05 Koen Groeneveld –  Fly-By-Wire (Original Mix)
06 Riktam & Bansi – Green Space
07 Sebastian Krieg & Jerome Isma-Ae – 308
08 Nic Chagall – Morning Light (Extended)
09 Plastic Angel – Try Walking in my World (Daniel Portman Remix)
10 Marco V  – Greyhound
11 DJ Preach feat Matthew Ryan – Spark (Marco V Remix)
12 Andy Power – Das is Good (Eddie Sender Deeper Redraw Mix)
13 Shy Brothers – Moscow Times
14 PMW – The Freakshow (Original Mix)
15 Anto Firtich feat. Victoria Mazze – Meant to Be Free (Original Mix)

Disc 2
01 Dada Life – Cookies With A Smile (Francesco Diaz & Young Rebels Mix)
02 Marcel Woods – The Bottle (Original Mix)
03 Jochen Miller – Humanoid (Ali Wilson Tekelec Remix)
04 Ali Wilson – Pandora
05 Weekend Heroes – Eat My Apple
06 Marco V – Solitary Confinement feat Khashassi (Revixed)
07 Marcel Woods – Everything (Original Mix)
08 Svenson & Gielen – The Beauty Of Silence (Jonas Stenberg vs W&W Remix)
09 Jonas Stenberg – Trademark (Stenberg Revision)
10 Jonas Stenberg – Timeline (Oxygen Shadow Mix)
11 Xetro – Barely Human
12 Matthias Moor – Madness Society (Original Mix)
13 D-Mad – Under Pressure
14 Chris de Seed & 3ARTES – Deacon
15 tyDI & Dennis Sheperd feat Marcie – Somehow (Original Mix)

Check out some of my favorite old school Woods’ tracks here.