Archive for September, 2011

Let’s bring it down to a whole different level with this throwback from 2003. I haven’t shared much of James Holden’s work, so I figured I would start with my favorite compilation of his. I enjoy this one the most because it lies exactly halfway between his experimental side and his commercially popular material. James’ creativity shines at both ends, however this compilation is the most complete because it blends tracks from across the entire spectrum.

The first mix is definitely more melodic and danceable, while the second one verges on eccentric. Favorites from Disc 1 include the beautiful intro The Difference It Makes, Oshawa, All Together, and the amazing Real. I have never been able to enjoy the vocals from Do What You Want, but the two versions of Nathan Fake’s Outhouse certainly make up for that. PQM’s You Are Sleeping is a mesmerizing classic release from Yoshitoshi Recordings. The last two songs from the disc set up the second disc perfectly, as they dial up the sonal intensity. Disc 2 is a little darker in mood and the uniqueness of each individual track really stands out. Tracks like Colours, Hayling, Lifeformation, and Forme are all exceptional. Others such as The Wheel, Black Acid, and Ghetto Server are perfect examples showcasing the complex medley of sound that Holden brings with this album.

If you are looking for a journey through an electronic dreamland, James Holden is the captain for you. This album encompasses so many different aspects of electronic dance music in one balanced package. Disc 1 has more structure and consistency to it, so that is my preferred mix out of the two. I have listened to it repeatedly, and I am still hearing new sounds which were previously unheard. I also find it amazing how James is able to build so much tension without using big breakdowns. The mixing (primarily done using Pro Tools) is seamless. Oftentimes I would start listening to the album and before I knew it, I would be halfway through it without noticing any track changes. The Balance series has seen 19 releases so far, and I believe this is the best one. Take your time and give this a few listens, there are enough colors on this pallet for you to explore over and over again. If you enjoy this album and are looking for something even more intricate, check out At the Controls, which came out in 2006. Balance 005 was released on EQ Recordings from Australia, begin your journey here:

01 The MFA – The Difference It Makes (Original Mix)
02 Meta.83 – Metalgroove
03 Jake Fairley – Oshawa
04 Zeta Reticula – Tool 1
05 Petter – All Together
06 Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective – Bad Friday
07 Zeta Reticula – Tool 3
08 Avus – Real
09 DJ ESP – No Future (Soundburnt mix)
10 Jase From Outta Space featuring Claire – Do What You Want (Infusion’s Sky mix)
11 Nathan Fake – Outhouse (Fluffy mix)
12 Nathan Fake – Outhouse (Original Mix)
13 FortDax – Fortune Telling Fish, Curled to Suggest ‘Home’
14 PQM – You Are Sleeping (PQM meets Luke Chable Vocal pass)
15 Petter – These Days (Instrumental)
16 Herrmann & Klein – Leaving You Behind (Without Knowing Where To Go)


01 Meek – Happy
02 Meerkat – Colours (JH re-edit)
03 Avus – Your Body (Original Mix)
04 Scape One – PFX Tokyo
05 FC Kahuna – Hayling (Kosmas Epilson mix)
06 Holden – The Wheel (Pass 1)
07 Kotai + Mo – Black Acid pt 1
08 Epsilon 9 – Lifeformation (Infimal Machine mix)
09 Carl A Finlow – Ghetto Server
10 Gill Norris – Forme
11 Ficta – Eli
12 Petter – Tonediary
13 Form & Function – Wonderland (Original Mix)
14 Meta.83 – Metalgroove ep:End Titles

This summer has flown by with the quickness, and the corresponding summer season at club Space in Ibiza is now also coming to an end. Here is the music from one of the last nights at Space, mixed together by one of their long-standing residents, Markus Schulz. There are lots of Global DJ Broadcast favorites in here as well as some newer stuff from Markus’ repertoire, including several remixes of his new Dakota tracks. I especially like the last 45 minutes of the set, which just happens to contain one of my favorite Schulz mashups, Universal Hypercombo. The KhoMha remix of Hey Boy, Hey Girl is also a beast of an intro and it sets the tone right. I’m dying to know the ID of track 8, as well as track 16. This performance is pretty typical by Markus Schulz standards, and he keeps the energy high through the entire thing. Of course I always dream of a mix with completely unreleased stuff, but Markus still does a great job regardless. The official closing party takes place on October 2nd this weekend, and that one will feature many performers, including Armin van Buuren, Fedde le Grande, Markus himself, and many more. Check out the last night of Markus’ residency at Space (for this summer) below.

Markus Schulz – Live at Space, Ibiza (September 14, 2011)
01 Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl (KhoMha Instrumental Mix)
02 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Saints (Arnej Remix)
03 KhoMha – Magnetik
04 Mark Otten – Libertine
05 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Katowice (Mr. Pit Remix)
06 Markus Schulz – Digital Madness (Transmission 2011 Theme)
07 Tiesto vs. Traversable Wormhole – Lethal Traversing (Markus Schulz Mashup)
08 ID
09 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Sinners (Orginal Mix)
10 Ken plus Ichiro – Progression (David Johnson Remix)
11 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – In a Green Valley (Basil O’Glue Remix)
12 Wippenberg – U R (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
13 Dada Life – Happy Violence
14 Matthew Peterson vs. Nadia Ali, Starkillers and Alesso – Squareface Pressure (Markus Schulz Mashup)
15 ID
16 ID (Track 11 from World Tour Ibiza)
17 3rd Planet – UFO Here
18 Aaron Camz vs. Chemical Brothers – Superstar Camshaft (Markus Schulz Mashup)
19 Klauss Goulart – No Man’s Land
20 Beat Service – Outsider
21 Markus Schulz – 65.4Hz (Mr. Pit Remix)
22 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Sleepwalkers (Orginal Mix)
23 Aerofoil – Vortex
24 KhoMha – 507
25 Push vs. Sasha Carassi – Universal Hypercombo (Markus Schulz Mashup)
26 Markus Schulz and Jochen Miller – Rotunda
27 Aerofoil – Caress 2 Impress (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
28 ID

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The classics showcase put together every year by Markus Schulz is always my favorite episode of the Global DJ Broadcast. Here we have the 2009 edition and it is amazing from start to finish. This thing is packed with some of the best progressive trance from the past couple of decades. If you follow closely with these classics shows, you will recognize some familiar songs that have been repeated here and there. When you see tracks like Blueberry, Eighties, The White Room, and Into the Dawn show up on multiple ‘classic’ mixes, you know they must be good. Some tracks which I loved hearing were My Lexicon, A Break In the Clouds, Rendezvous, and the dreamy I Know You’re Gone. Take a listen below, Markus has done another excellent job putting together this timeless mix.

Global DJ Broadcast (January 1, 2009)
01 U2 – New Year’s Day (Markus Schulz Intro Mix)
02 Sander Kleinenberg – My Lexicon
03 Accadia – Into The Dawn (James Holden Remix)
04 Tilt vs. Paul van Dyk – Rendezvous (Quadrophonic Mix)
05 Rapid Eye – Circa Forever (Rapid Eye’s R.E. Mix)
06 Above & Beyond vs. Andy Moor – Air For Life (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
07 Probspot – Blueberry
08 Starkid – Crayons (Original Reykjavik Mix)
09 Yilmaz Altanhan – Eighties (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
10 Smith & Pledger – Forever (Aspekt Vocal Mix)
11 Airwave – When Things Go Wrong
12 Andain – Summer Calling (Airwave Progressive Mix) vs. Airwave – When Things Go Wrong (Markus Schulz Mashup)
13 James Holden – A Break In The Clouds (Markus Schulz Reconstruction)
14 Tilt – The World Doesn’t Know
15 Little Wonder – Eclipse (Fictivision vs. C-Quence Remix)
16 Adam White & Andy Moor Present Whiteroom – The Whiteroom
17 Young Parisians Featuring Ben Lost – Jump The Next Train (Solarstone Remix)
18 Firewall – Sincere
19 Luke Chable & Danny Bonnici – Ride
20 Lolo – Why? vs. Luke Chable & Danny Bonnici – Ride (Markus Schulz Mashup)
21 Max Graham Featuring Jessica Jacobs – I Know You’re Gone
22 BT vs. Sasha – Remember Magnetic North

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Global DJ Broadcast Classics 2005
Global DJ Broadcast Classics 2010

Future Sound of Egypt 200 Live

For fans of uplifting trance, it doesn’t get any better than this. The Future Sound of Egypt label puts out primarily melodic trance, and it is led by the talented duo of Aly & Fila. Let’s not beat around the bush, there are more epic breakdowns in here than in a Hollywood psychiatrist’s office. If that is not your cup of tea, then you will definitely not enjoy the following sets. Aly & Fila celebrated the 200th episode of their radio show by hosting a party at the Echo Temple in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and they invited several of their Egyptian label partners as well as a few guest DJs to spin alongside them. Everyone got about an hour to play, with Aly & Fila headlining for 2 hours. At the end of their set, they played the track 200, which was produced specifically for this event. Their set is the best, and John O’Callaghan’s comes in second with an array of sick mashups. Roger Shah plays his usual Island-style balearic trance, while Sied van Riel provides a little techy flavor with his performance. The rest of the sets by Bjorn Akesson, Philippe El Sisi, Arctic Moon and Mohamed Ragab are pure uplifting in nature, which are sure to provide the rush that this genre oftentimes manifests.

Aly & Fila
01 Tonny Nesse – Memories (Original Mix/Aly & Fila Intro Edit)
02 Ruff Driverz – Dreaming (Neal Scarborough Rework)
03 Aly & Fila – Sandgroper (Bryan Kearney’s Beyond the Mind Remix)
04 Aly & Fila feat. Sue McLaren – Still (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
05 The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
06 Above & Beyond feat. Hannah Thomas – Home (Club Mix)
07 Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party (Original Mix)
08 Max Graham feat. Ana Criado – Nothing Else Matters (Aly & Fila Remix)
09 John Askew – Torture Chamber
10 Agnelli & Nelson feat. Aureus – Holding on to Nothing (John O’Callaghan Remix)
11 FKN feat. Jahala – Why? (Aly & Fila Mix)
12 Mark Leanings – Dropshot (Bryan Kearney’s Step Aside Lad Remix)
13 Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan – We Control the Sunlight (Original Mix)
14 Fady & Mina – Egypt (Original Mix)
15 Armin van Buuren feat. Justine Suissa – Burned with Desire (Rising Star Vocal Mix)
16 Darren Porter – Culture
17 Aly & Fila – 200 (FSOE 200 Anthem) [Future Sound of Egypt]

Roger Shah
01 Armin van Buuren & DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones – Going Wrong (DJ Shah Special Magic Island Intro Mix)
02 Sunlounger feat. Zara Taylor – Found (Roger Shah Original Mix)
03 Mory Kante vs Loverush UK! – Yeke Yeke 2011 (Roger Shah Pumpin’ Island Mix)
04 Roger Shah feat. Sian Kosheen – Hide U (Pumpin’ Island Mix)
05 Roger Shah feat. Sian Kosheen – Shine
06 Sunlounger feat. Zara Taylor – Lost (Club Mix)
07Three Drives – Greece 2000 (Roger Shah Pumpin’ Island 2011 Rework)
08 DJ Shah feat. Adrina Thorpe – Who Will Find Me (Original Sunrise Mix)
09 Sunlounger – White Sand (DJ Shah Original Mix)
10 Roger Shah presents feat. Inger Hansen – Breaking Waves
11 Roger Shah feat. Moya Brennan – Morning Star (Original Club Mix)
12 Roger Shah feat. Chris Jones – To The Sky (Club Mix)
13 DJ Shah feat. Adrina Thorpe – Back To You (Club Mix)

John O’Callaghan
01 ID
02 Simon Patterson vs. John O’Callaghan feat. Josie – Taxi Out Of Nowhere (JOC Mashup)
03 Sebastian Brandt – Ashes
04 Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon Den Adel – In and Out of Love vs. John O’Callaghan – Raw Deal
05 John O’Callaghan vs. Sean Tyas – Big Time (JOC Mashup)
06 ID
07 John O’Callaghan feat. Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix)
08 ID
09 Thr3shold & The Visitors vs. John O’Callaghan feat. Sarah Howells – Find Sektor V (JOC Mashup)
10 The Doppler Effect – Beauty Hides In The Deep (John O’Callaghan Remix)

Sied van Riel
01 Cosmic Gate vs System F – The Blue Theme (Ferry Corsten Fix)
02 Ummet Ozcan – Reboot (Original Mix)
03 Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Silence (W&W Remix)
04 Sied van Riel – Mentalism (Original Mix)
05 Sied van Riel vs Radion 6 – Radiator (Original Mix)
06 Motorcycle feat Jes Brieden – As The Rush Comes (Original Mix)
07 Beat Service – Outsider (Original Mix)
08 W&W feat Ana Criado – Three O’Clock (Original Mix)

Bjorn Akesson
01 Bjorn Akesson – Robot Religion ( orginal mix)
02 Orjan Nilsen – Anywhere but here ( Akesson remix )
03 Sean Tyas & Akesson – Zahi ( orginal mix )
04 Bjorn Akesson & Jwaydan – Xantic
05 Bjorn Akesson – Perfect Blue ( Orginal mix )
06 Bjorn Akesson – Painting Pyramids ( orginal mix )

Philippe El Sisi
01 Philippe El Sisi – Humble (Intro Mix)
02 ID
03 Aly & Fila vs Philippe El Sisi feat. Senadee – Without You (The Never Knowing) (Nhato Remix)
04 Philippe El Sisi feat. Josie – Over You (HeatBeat Remix)
05 Motorcycle – As the Rush Comes (Philippe El Sisi 2011 Remix)
06 Aly & Fila feat. Josie – Listening (Philippe El Sisi Remix
07 Philippe El Sisi feat. Sue McLaren – The Last Hope (Original Mix)

Arctic Moon
01 Arctic Moon – ID
02 Sebastian Brandt – Ashes (orginal mix)
03 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado – Fallen Angel
04 ID – ID
05 Arctic Moon – True Romance (orginal mix)
06 Phunpark – Midnight (original mix)
07 Armin van Buuren – Coming Home (arctic moon remix)
08 Laura Jansen – Use Somebody (Armin van Buuren Remix)

Mohamed Ragab
01 Headstrong feat. Stine Grove – Tears (Aurosonic & IS Intro Mix)
02 Yuri Kane – Right Back (Craving & Howe Remix)
03 Solarstone & Orkidea – Zeitgeist (Dennis Sheperd Remix)
04 Aly & Fila feat. Katherine Crowe – It Will Be Ok (Mohamed Ragab Remix)
05 Ronski Speed & Cressida – Glueck (Club Mix)
06 Mike Koglin vs Genix – Helion (Norin & Rad Remix)
07 Estiva feat. Josie – Better Days (Daniel Kandi Proglift Remix)
08 BT feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw – A Million Stars (Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love Mix)
09 ID – ID (Philippe El Sisi vs Mohamed Ragab Remix)
10 FKN feat. Jahala – Tonight (Mohamed Ragab & Brave Dub Mix)

Download Aly & Fila’s set here
Download Roger Shah’s set here
Download John O’Callaghan’s set here
Download Sied van Riel’s set here
Download Akesson’s set here
Download Philippe El Sisi’s set here
Download Arctic Moon’s set here
Download Mohamed Ragab’s set here

Aly & Fila – Future Sound of Egypt volume 1 (compilation album)
Future Sound of Egypt Day 2010

It seems like Kaskade’s popularity has really skyrocketed this year, which has led to many invitations for him to share his music with the people. One such instance cropped up earlier this month, where Kaskade was asked to provide a set for BBC 1 Radio’s Essential Mix. Here is that set, with Kaskade banging out 2 hours of all his favorite songs at the moment. I have to admit, there is a lot of cheesy popular stuff in here, but then again his sets have always been comprised of pop-house. His current style almost makes me miss his older, more chill stuff. Despite of this, the mix he put together is still pretty fun to listen to. You won’t find many exclusive tracks in here, but it’s mixed well and has a nice bounce to it. Some artists use the EM as a means of introducing new material, while others see it as an opportunity to demonstrate what they can do in a live performance. Kaskade has definitely chosen the path of the latter, and I think this is a great representation of his club-oriented sound.

Kaskade – Essential Mix (9-9-2011)
01 Kaskade and Adam K – Raining (Intro Mix) [Ultra Records]
02 Kaskade – Eyes [Ultra Records]
03 Tiësto and Hardwell – Zero 76 [Musical Freedom]
04 Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder (EDX Mix ) [Ultra Records]
05 R3hab and Swanky Tunes – Sendin’ My Love (Kaskade Mix) [Spinnin]
06 Kaskade – Dynasty (Dada Life Mix) [Ultra]
07 Tommy Trash – The End [Vicious]
08 Nicky Romero – Solar [Spinin’]
09 Kaskade – Empty Streets (Acapella)
10 Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike With Dada Life – Tomorrow (Digital Lab And Pedro Henriques Dub)
11 Kaskade – Stars Align (Acapella) [Ultra]
12 Skylar Grey – Invisible (Kaskade Mix) [Interscope]
13 Michael Woods – First Aid [Diffused]
14 Kaskade and Deadmau5 – Move For Me (Acapella) [Ultra]
15 Kaskade With Rebecca and Fiona – Turn It Down [Ultra Records]
16 Boy Lost – Itza Trumpet Thing (Mind Electric Mix) [Scoundrel Records]
17 Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love [Flamingo]
18 Laidback Luke – Natural Disaster (Instrumental) [Mixmash]
19 Kaskade – All That You Give (Acapella) [Ultra]
20 David Guetta and Avicii – Sunshine [Virgin]
21 Sebastian Ingrosso and Unless – Calling [Refune]
22 Alex Gaudino – Kissed
23 Kaskade and EDX – Don’t Stop Dancing (Acapella) [Ultra]
24 Wolfgang Gartner – Undertaker [Ultra]
25 Kaskade – Steppin’ Out (Acapella) [Om Records]
26 James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel Mix) [Big Beat]
27 Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (SHM Mix)
28 Dirty South and Thomas Gold – Alive [Phazing]
29 Dbn and Menck – Redemption (Instrumental Mix)
30 Kaskade – Step One Two (Acapella) [Ultra]
31 Kaskade – It’s You It’s Me (Dance.Love Mix) [Ultra]
32 Calvin Harris – Feel So Close [Virgin]
33 Switchfoot – Always Yours (Max Vagelli and An21 Mix)
34 Joachim Garraud – The Computer (Kaskade Mix) [Dim Mak]
35 Late Night Alumni – Finally Found (Max Vangelli Mix)
36 David Guetta – Paris [Virgin]
37 Alex Kenji, Star Killers and Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Mix) [Spinnin’]
38 Sander van Doorn – Koko Bingo Players Mix [Doorn Records]

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Tytanium Sessions 100 Live

Okay, I know I’m a little bit late on this one but this event was too big not to share. Tytanium Sessions is Sean Tyas’ weekly radio show, and his newly instituted record label is similarly titled Tytanium Recordings. By following this two step formula for success, Sean has steadily left his imprint on the trance scene through his high energy mixes and his label’s few yet solid releases. The 100th episode of his show was celebrated with a  3 day tour which started in Montreal and ended up in New York City, with a pit stop along the way at Dream in Miami. These big parties featured guest DJs such as Simon Patterson, Arnej, Tom Colontonio, Sied van Riel, W&W, John O’Callghan, as well as some local talent. Even Sean’s little brother Ryan got in the mix at the New York event held in Webster Hall. There are plenty of reworks and edits in these sets, all encompassed by driving, uplifting tracks in typical Tyas fashion. Live performances are also scattered here and there, and party goers at the Montreal party were treated to a nice back 2 back set with Sean Tyas and Simon Patterson. I like Simon Patterson’s solo set the most, but all of them are equally impressive. Kudos to Tom Colontonio for closing with Scooter’s Fuck the Millennium (a true throwback) and congratulations to Mr. Tyas for reaching the centennial mark. I hope your label enjoys the same success as your radio show. Download links are available at the bottom of the post.

Sean Tyas b2b Simon Patterson (June 23, Montreal)
01 Impulsive Drive – Blue Skies (Bjorn Akesson Remix)
02 Tiesto – Suburban Train (Sean Tyas “Dirty” Remix)
03 Sean Tyas pres. Logistics – One More Night Out
04 DJ Eco – Lost Angeles (Breakfast Remix)
05 Paul Webster ft. Amanda – Time (Sean Tyas Dub Remix)
06 Gareth Emery ft Lucy Sanders – Sanctuary (Sean Tyas Remix)
07 Aly & Fila – Rosaires (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
08 Dogzilla – Without You (Rafael Frost Remix)
09 Mark Eteson feat. Zirenz – The Hymn (Original Mix)
10 Oceania – Always (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
11 Stoneface and Terminal – Blueprint (Club Mix)
12 ID
13 Randy Katana – Another Wave

Sean Tyas (June 23, Montreal)
01 Blazer — Requiem (Original Mix)
02 Funkagenda – What The **** (ID REMIX/MASHUP)
03 Sean Tyas – By The Way (Paul Webster Remix)
04 ID
05 Pryda – Mirage (Tyas Rework)
06 Black Lab – This Night (Sean Tyas Rework)
07 ID
08 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix / Tyas Rework)
09 Trick Daddy feat Lil John — Let’s Go (Porter Robinson Remix)
10 Gigi D’Agostino – Bla Bla Bla (Kent and Gian Remix)
11 Sean Tyas – Lift
12 Phunpark – Midnight
13 Sean Tyas – Banshee (ASOT Edit)
14 New Order – Blue Monday (Kent and Gian Distruction Mix)

Simon Patterson (June 23, Montreal)
01 Mark Leanings – Dropshot (Bryan Kearney remix/JOC’s Playma Edit)
02 Photographer – Highway
03 Activa – Affirmation (Tom Colontonio Remix)
04 Wayde Rafnel & Dave Correa – Derailed (Des McMahon Remix)
05 John Askew – Blackout (Simon Patterson Remix)
06 Bryan Kearney pres. KARNEY – Ridiculous (Mark Young & Damo Kay Remix)
07 Indecent Nouse – Razor
08 Simon Patterson – Latika
09 Simon Patterson – Miss You
10 Sneijder – Facelift
11 Simon Patterson & Sean Tyas – For The Most Part

Arnej (June 23, Montreal)
01 Arnej – Through The Darkness
02 Armin van Buuren – Mirage (Alexander Popov Remix)
03 W & W – Operation AK47 (Arnej Re-Acidification)
04 Sander van Doorn – Daddyrock (Arty Remix)
05 Marco V – Unprepared (Marcel Woods Remix)
06 Beat Service – Outsider (Original Mix)
07 Arnej pres. 8 Wonders – X
08 Kernkraft 400 – Zombienation (Chris Schweizer Bootleg Mix)
09 MDX – Drive out (Marc Simz Remix)
10 Club Scene Investigators – Direct Disco (Sander Van Doorn Remix)
11 Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Sleepwalkers (Original Mix)
12 Jacob Van Hage – Spotfire (Arnej Edit)
13 Aerofoil – Vortex (Original Mix)
14 John O’Callaghan & Giuseppe Ottaviani – Ride The Wave (Full Tilt Remix)
15 Tom Colontonio – Reflection (Heatbeat Remix)
16 Rank 1 – Airwave (Remix)

Raneem (June 23, Montreal)
01 ID
02 Clashback – Outset (Michael Woods Remix)
03 Age of love – Age of love (Wippenberg Remix)
04 ID
05 David Barnes – Noodler
06 Steve Allen and Mr Careful – Conduit ( Emdee Remix )
07 ID
08 ElSandro – Style Fusion (Jessus Progressivo Remix)
09 ID
10 ID
11 Tenishia and Ruben de Ronde – Story Of Life (Michael Tsukerman Remix)
12 ID
13 ID
14 Cliff Coenraad – Oh!Mega (Bootyshakin remix)
15 ID
16 Emvy – Strut (Raneem Remix)
17 ID
18 Matias Faint-Last Breath (Heatbeat remix)
19 Michael Woods – Fruitcake
20 ID
21 ID
22 Darude vs Cirez D – On Off Sandstorm (Raneem Mashup)
23 Jean Claude Ades vs Tomcraft – My Loneliness (Raneem Mashup)
24 Mike Foyle pres Statica – Headrush

John O’Callaghan (June 25, New York)

01 John O’Callaghan and Giuseppe Ottaviani – Ride The Wave (Original Mix)
02 ID
03 Mark Leanings – Dropshot (Bryan Kearney Remix / JOC Edit)
04 John O’Callaghan – Raw Deal
05 Gaia – Status Excessu D vs. Marco V – Godd (John O’Callaghan Mashup)
06 John O’Callaghan and Timmy and Tommy – Talk To Me (Orjan Nilsen Remix)
07 John O’Callaghan – Centurion
08 Sebastian Brandt – Ashes
09 Artento Divini vs The Prodigy – Who’s next vs Smack My ***** Up
10 Luke Terry feat. Kerry Leva – Arpora (John O’Callaghan Remix)
11 Giuseppe Ottaviani and John O`Callaghan – Our Dimmension
12 John O’Callaghan – Stresstest
13 John Askew – Torture Chamber
14 Binary Finary – 1998 (Alex Morph Remix)
15 Cosmic Gate feat. Tiff Lacey – Should’ve Known (Wippenberg Remix) (JOC Shkkk Rework)
16 Second Sun – Playground (Nu Nrg mix)
17 John O’Callaghan feat. Sarah Howells – Find Yourself (Original Mix)
18 John O’Callaghan feat Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix) [LIVE PERFORMANCE]
19 Ferry Corsten feat Betsie Larkin – Made Of Love [LIVE PERFORMANCE]

W&W (June 25, New York)
01 W&W – Impact
02 W&W – AK-47
03 Orjan Nilsen – The Mule
04 Art Of Trance – Madagascar (ID Mix)
05 Allure Feat. Christian Burns – On The Wire
06 W&W Feat. Ana Criado – 3 O’Clock
07 W&W – Arena (Ben Gold Mix)
08 Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Rock’N’Rolla Mix)
09 ID
10 W&W – Mainstage
11 W&W – D.N.A. (ID Mix)
12 Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400 (Chris Schweizer Bootleg Mix)
13 W&W – Alpha
14 ID
15 Ummet Ozcan – Transcend
16 Armin Van Buuren Feat. BT – These Silent Hearts (W&W Remix)
17 W&W – Mustang (Wezz Devall Remix)

Sied van Riel (June 25, New York)
01 Mike Foyle pres. Statica – Headrush (Original Mix)
02 Save the Robot – Big Ben (Original Mix)
03 Afrojack Ft. R3hab – Aces High (Prutata)
04 Sied van Riel and Radion 6 – Radiator (Original Mix)
05 ID
06 Sander van Doorn – Daddyrock (Arty Remix)
07 Sied van Riel – Mentalism (Original Mix)
08 ID
09 Setrise and Matthew Nagle – Nailed It
10 Klaus Goulart – Turbulence(Original Mix)
11 Ferry Corsten – Punk (MaRLo Remix)
12 Arty feat. Tania Zygar – The Wall (Original Mix)

Ryan Tyas (June 25, New York)
Tracklist needed

Tom Colontonio (June 25, New York)
01 Tom Colontonio feat. Michele Karmin – Colors of a Tear (Suncatcher Remix) [LIVE PERFORMANCE]
02 Tom Colontonio – Reflection (Heatbeat Remix)
03 ID
04 Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space (Tom Colontonio Rework)
05 Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Faith – Angel (Vandit Night Mix)
06 Cosmic Gate – Melt to the Ocean (John O’Callaghan’s Main Room Remix)
07 Tom Colontonio feat. CiBon Rielle – The Sun
08 Barthezz – On The Move (Dumonde Remix)
09 Above & Beyond – Home (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
10 ID
11 Scooter – Fuck The Millennium

Sean Tyas
(June 25, New York)
01 Sean Tyas feat. David Berkeley – Believe [Live perfomance]
02 ID [Live perfomance]
03 Funkagenda – What The **** (ID Remix/Mashup)
04 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix / Sean Tyas Edit)
05 Sean Tyas – ID [World Premiere]
06 Mord Fustang – Lick The Rainbow’ (Sean Tyas Remix?)
07 New Order – Blue Monday (Kent and Gian Deconstruction Mix)
08 Gareth Emery feat. Lucy Saunders – Sanctuary (Sean Tyas Remix)
09 ID
10 Black Lab – This Night (Tyas Rework)
11 Tiesto – Suburban Train (Sean Tyas Dirty Mix)
12 ID
13 Sean Tyas – Solo (Roses Version)
14 Photographer – Highway
15 Ferrin and Morris – Precious Time
16 Sean Tyas Pres. Syat Naes – Diverted (Original Mix)
17 Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Thomas Datt Remix)
18 4 Strings – Daytime (Sean Tyas Remix)
19 ID
20 Paul Webster ft. Amanda – Time (Sean Tyas Dub Mix)

Download the Sean Tyas b2b Simon Patterson set here
Download the Sean Tyas (Montreal) set here
Download the Simon Patterson set here
Download the Arnej set here

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Tytanium Sessions Alpha (compilation album)

Thank God for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mixes, the most dependable radio segment that has been around for an incredible 18 years. Here is a show from 2001, and it features DJ Tiesto on the decks. You can say all you want about this guy, but it’s hard to discredit his DJ skills from early on in his career. This mix is significant because it is Tiesto’s first appearance on the show, marking the first of many mixes to come. At this time in Tiesto’s career, he had just released his debut artist album In My Memory, and there are several songs from that album found in this mix. Lethal Industry and Suburban Train are easily recognizable, however I had completely forgotten about Tiesto’s great collaboration with Junkie XL on Obsession until I re-listened to this set. Another gem is the old school Windsider mashup of Kosheen’s Hide U with Tiesto’s Flight 643. Overall this mix is pretty progressive, which I’m assuming is what Radio 1 listeners were used to at that time. For those looking for the full-on trance sound, you may want to look at some of his other live sets.

DJ Tiesto – Essential Mix (September 9, 2001)
01 Hooligan – Hear You Now (Grand Chillas Mix)
02 Planet Funk – Inside All The People (Deep Dish Tatastrumental)
03 Marc Kelso – Half Lit World (Marc Kelso Vocal Mix)
04 X-Press 2 – Smoke Machine
05 Cass & Slide – Glad I Ate Her
06 Iio – Rapture (John Creamer & Stephan K Remix)
07 Solicitous – Furthermost (Original Mix)
08 Chiller Twist – Stringz Ultd (Shelley Mix)
09 The Infernal Machine – Realistic (Original Mix)
10 Tiësto & Junkie XL – Obsession (Nubreed Remix)
11 Midfield General – Coatnoise (Dave Clarke Remix)
12 DJ Tiësto – Lethal Industry (Original Mix)
13 Binary Finary – Niterider (Ca-Lo’s Tribal Rework)
14 Kosheen Vs Tiesto – Hide You V.s Flight 643 (Windsider Mashup)
15 Katana – Fancy Fair (Original Mix)
16 Toneking – Pneu (Housetrap Remix)
17 Wheed Baskin – Castle Rock (Original Mix)
18 DJ Tiësto – Suburban Train (Original Mix)
19 Ivan – Gorki
20 Max Graham – Sepia

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Tiesto Live at Samfundet (2000)
DJ Tiesto – In Search of Sunrise 1
Tiesto – Nyana

The reunification of Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden has resulted in many great things, including this new compilation album. When I first listened to this, I was not sure of what to expect. By the time I finished with both discs, I was pleasantly surprised with what I heard. This is a very interesting compilation which involves a wide variety of music. This is not your typical single-genre mix album because you get a little bit of everything in here. House, techno, trance, and glitch are all on the menu, and G&D serve it up in two fun mixes. The tracklists do include some older songs, but everything works well together. The first disc starts off with a nice mashup of Beautiful Things with the Barnes & Heatcliff remix of TyDi’s Good Dream. This sets the mood for the remainder of the disc, as we get a heavy dose of funk and techno. Remixes of two older G&D productions featuring Jan Burton make their way in here, along with an eccentric remix of As the Rush Comes. Starting from Duca’s Bum Tras and on, the second half of this mix is my favorite part of this album. Productions by Umek, Mr. Blink, and Tiesto really keep things bouncing along nicely. Disc 2 is just as funky as the first, although there is a bigger electro influence in this one. There are a handful of G&D productions in this mix, including remixes of Flying Blind and Tracking Treasure Down. There are also two mashups, one of Let Go and the Arty remix of Synapse Dynamics, and the other one is the Dust in the Control Room banger. Tunes by Dada Life, D-Wayne vs Jacob van Hage, Funkagenda, and Adam K complete  the rest of the mix in true electro-fashion. The only track that seems out of place is the last Winter Kills song, and although it is a nice closing number, it doesn’t cohere very well with the 2nd half of disc 2. That song aside, the rest of the album flows well and it provided me with a nice change of pace. Check out this multifaceted compilation below.

01 Gabriel & Dresden – Ascending
02 Andain – Beautiful Things (Acapella)
03 tyDi – Good Dream (Barnes & Heatcliff Remix)
04 Big World feat. Markus Binapfl – Quadrillion (Moguai Remix)
05 Fedde Le Grand – Metrum
06 Dominik de Leon & Gum Me – Awake
07 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton – New Path (Dave Aude 2007 Unreleased Mix)
08 Felguk – Blow Out
09 D-Mad – She Gave Happiness (Arty Remix)
10 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton – Dangerous Power (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)
11 Duca – Bum Tras
12 Mr. Blink – Gecko
13 Umek – Slap
14 Tiësto – Surrounded By Light
15 Adam Beyer & Alan Fitzpatrick – Human Reason
16 Gabriel & Dresden – Ascending
17 Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!)


01 Mat Zo – Synapse Dynamics (Arty Remix)
02 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Molly – Let Go (Acapella)
03 Arty – Around The World
04 Dada Life – White Noise/Red Meat
05 Fedde Le Grand – Control Room
06 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Molly Bancroft – Dust In The Wind
07 D-Wayne vs Jacob van Hage – Eponym
08 Funkagenda & Adam K – Drift
09 Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Deep Down (Josh Gabriel Remix)
10 Gabriel & Dresden, Sentinels & Francis Preve – Servo vs Colossus
11 Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound (Gabriel & Dresden Edit)
12 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Passion for Plaid – Flying Blind (Mixed For Feet Remix)
13 William A – Alpha (Josh Gabriel Remix)
14 Andain – Promises (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
15 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Molly –  Tracking Treasure Down Revisited (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
16 Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Oklahoma Town

There have been lots of great EMs coming out lately, so here is the first of many which I will share. This one was recorded live from Creamfields Festival 2011, which took place Daresbury Village on August 27th and 28th,  Bank Holiday weekend. The lineup features tons of respectable DJs, with a total of 22 different stages set up over the 2 day period. The Pryda Friends stage included performances from Eric Prydz, Sasha, Pete Tong, James Zabiela, Joris Voorn, Sebastien Leger, Funk D’Void, and Jeremy Orlander. House heads unite, this one’s filled with lots of new tunes as well as all your favorite Pryda tracks.

Eric Prydz – Essential Mix, Live @ Creamfields, UK (August 27, 2011)
01 Eric Prydz – 2Night (Instrumental Mix)
02 Pryda – Juletider
03 Pryda – Glimma
04 ID – Welcome
05 ID – Rotonda
07 ID – Unknown
08 Marco Bailey & Tom Hades – Funky Business
09 Pryda – Reeperbahn
10 Pryda – Unknown ID
11 Depeche Mode – Its No Good (Jeremy Olander Edit)
12 Cirez D – Tear S**t Up
13 Pryda – Animal
14 Eric Prydz – Sweet Genesis
15 Pryda – Genesis
16 Pryda – Muranyi
17 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix)
18 Cirez D – Knockout (EPIC Mix)
19 Candi Staton – You Got The Love (Acapella)
20 Pryda – M.S.B.O.Y
21 Eric Prydz – Tribute to STHLM
22 Pryda – Unknown ID
23 Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Private Edit)
24 Eric Prydz – 2Night (Instrumental Mix)

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It has been 2 years since the last Sound of Garuda compilation album, so let’s see what Gareth has in store for us with Chapter 2 of this series. While the 2009 album was mainly a retrospective mix CD, this new one contains completely fresh tracks.The format has also been shortened down to 1 CD, which is more appropriate considering the content. Several of these songs fit in perfectly with the Garuda sound, including Michael Jay Parker’s Canberra, Day Break by Ben Gold and Jonas Stenberg, and of course the two collaborations with Gareth Emery. Mansion and Flash are certainly highlights of this album, but Triarchy’s Replication is the clear winner for me. I’m not a big fan of the new Filo & Peri song, however the Daniel Kandi remix of the other vocal track in this album is solid. If you missed out on the first album, click out the link below the music. Here is what Gareth has to say about his new compilation:

This year, I feel our little label really has gone from strength to strength, which is why for the first time ever I’ve been able to put together an album full of totally exclusive, never-before-heard tracks, all of which were produced specifically for this project. I’m happy to feature many new artists who are appearing on Garuda for the first time, as well as some more familiar names, and of course, there are also several new tracks by me on the album, written in collaboration with two of the UK’s finest young producers: Ben Gold and Ashley Wallbridge.

I’d like to briefly thank everyone involved in the project: the artists, our partners Be Yourself Music, our fantastic Garuda team, and of course, the army of fans throughout the world keeping the Garuda sound alive week in, week out.

Thank you for supporting our music and I hope you enjoy it.

Gareth Emery – August 2011

The Sound of Garuda Chapter 2
01 Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion
02 Craig Connelly – Manchester AM
03 Damian William – Astrolove
04 Filo & Peri feat. Sara Crockett & Goodbye Pluto
05 M.I.K.E. – Ecstatic
06 Ben Gold & Jonas Stenberg – Day Break
07 Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Chriss Ortega – Ocean Drive
08 Michael Jay Parker – Canberra
09 Triarchy – Replication
10 Mark Eteson feat. Audrey Gallagher – Breathe On My Own (Daniel Kandi Remix)
11 Gareth Emery & Ben Gold – Flash
12 Paul Webster – Reload

The Sound of Garuda (2009)