For this week’s throwback I have uploaded two mixes from Englishman Matt Darey. I heard these on XM radio recently and had to grab a copy for myself. For those of you who may not know, Nocturnal is Matt Darey’s long time running radio show, and it has just reached its 300th episode after 5 years on the air. I guess these aren’t true throwbacks since they were recorded recently, but they do provide a great retrospective look back at some nice songs played on his show. Both mixes are very chill, which can be attributed to Matt’s easy-going style. He isn’t known for playing really high energy sets, so these mixes are pretty low key. Episode 300 contains 2 hours of deep housey tracks, while Episode 301 is mostly progressive stuff. I am more familiar with the songs from Episode 301, and I was very happy to hear Redroche’s Open Your Eyes, the Ozgur Can remix of Eighties, and Andy Moor’s remix of Find. You will probably recognize the long list of popular vocal songs in this one, including Without You Near, Beautiful Things, I Remember, Waiting Here for You, and See the Sun. I have been playing both of these mixes in the background as study music, and I swear it’s making me smarter. Matt did a great job putting these together, you should definitely check him out on his tour if you get the chance.

Matt Darey – Nocturnal 300
01 Massive Attack – Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
02 Glenn Morrison pres. Musetta – Nicotine (Glenn Morrison Remix)
03 Jimmy Van M – My Eyes (2am JVM & Marc Mitchell Mix)
04 JF Sebastian & Andrew Salsano ft. Jayn Hanna – Walking On Fire (Original Mix)
05 Colorless – Moonlight (Original Mix)
06 Timo Garcia ft. Amber Jolene – Wonderlust (Free Your Mind) (Shifter & Carvell Remix)
07 Kevlar ft. Lisa Jane – Feelings Are Weapons (That Can Kill) (DJ Mog Remix)
08 Chris Reece & Dinka – Autumn Leaves (Progressive Dub)
09 Made By Monkeys ft. Darcy Conroy – I Think Of You (Rui Da Silva Remix)
10 Orli & Martie – Sheila (Novy & Bahil Remix)
11 Ben Watt ft. Julia Biel – Guinea Pig (Vocal Variation Mix)
12 Tyrrell – Lalalalalala (Original Mix)
13 The PQM Project – Love Of The Hour (Don HabarNam Remix)
14 Djuma Soundsystem – Les Djinns (Trentemoller mix)
15 Pentatonik – Movements 2 (Dimitri Nakov & Riktam Remix)
16 Gus Gus ft. Daniel Agust – Moss (Tim Deluxe Remix)
17 Gregor Tresher – A Thousand Nights (Dubfire Quiet Storm Remix)
18 Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Sasha Involv2er Remix)
19 Spooky – Belong (Sasha Involver remix) (Prankster Edit)
20 Sarah McLachlan – Fallen (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)

Matt Darey – Nocturnal 301

01 Gianluca Motta ft. Molly – Not Alone (Deadmau5 Remix)
02 Morgan Page ft. Lissie – Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix)
03 Andain – Beautiful Things (Original mix)
04 Markus Schulz ft. Departure with Gabriel & Dresden – Without You Near (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
05 Pryda – Niton (Original Mix)
06 Perasma – Swing To Harmony (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
07 Redroche – Open Your Eyes
08 Late Night Alumni – Empty Streets (Haji & Emanuel Remix)
09 Yilmaz Altanhan – Eighties (Ozgur Can Remix)
10 Ridgewalkers – Find (Andy Moor Mix)
11 Thrillseekers ft. Aruna – Waiting Here For You (Night Music Edit)
12 Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts ft. Kate Smith – See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix)
13 Andy Duguid ft. Leah – Wasted (Original Mix)
14 Kaskade & Deadmau5 – I Remember (Original Mix)
15 Chicane – Middledistancerunner (Disco Citizens Extented Rework Mix)
16 Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun (Gabriel & Dresden Mix)
17 Niyaz – Dilruba (Junkie XL Remix)

Download Nocturnal 300 here
Download Nocturnal 301 here
Matt Darey’s website