Archive for November, 2011


Bryan Kearney Live at The Emporium


I hope everyone here in the US enjoyed their nice holiday weekend. I took a couple of weeks off just to relax, but now it’s time to get back to the music. There’s lots of good shit to catch up on, so let’s get right into it. Here is a live set from earlier this month by Bryan Kearney, recorded at The Emporium in Coalville, UK. These Passion parties are always stacked with great trance DJs, and they are very easily keeping the trance scene alive in Britain. Bryan is one of those DJs who maintains his style dependably, so you know that this set contains a lot of driving, thumping trance. There are a couple of interesting edits in this one, including a mashup of Whiteroom with Ferry’s Made of Love. Bonus points are awarded to Bryan for playing the old school If You Want Me by Warrior and the even older Matt Darey remix of Wizards of the Sonic from 1998. That Fuct Camera is also another fun song to hear, and Bryan closes things out with a nice remix of Ferry’s Beautiful. I have had a relatively low dose of trance lately, so listening to this set was a great way to get back into it.

Bryan Kearney – Live at The Emporium (November 5, 2011)
01 Wippenberg – UR (John O’Callaghan’s Urrrrrrrr Rework / Intro Edit)
02 David Moleon vs DJ Misjah & Tim – Accinitu (Bryan Kearney’s Main Room Edit)
03 Bryan Kearney vs John O’Callaghan – Rawdiculous (Bryan Kearney’s Enhanced Edit)
04 O’Callaghan & Kearney – Exactly
05 Whiteroom vs Ferry Corsten – White Love (Bryan Kearney’s Passionate Mashwork)
06 Bryan Kearney & Jamie Walker – We’ll Never Die
07 Bryan Kearney & Snatam Kaur vs Solar Stone vs Neptune Project – Ong Nam Aztec In Seven Cities (Bryan Kearney Pach-Up)
08 Mark Leanings – Guiding Light
09 Cern – The Message (Northern Mix)
10 Armin Van Buuren – Shivers (Alex M.O.R.P.H Red Light Dub)
11 Simon Patterson – Us
12 Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan – We Control The Sunlight (Original Mix)
13 Warrior – If U Want Me
14 Westbam – Wizards Of The Sonic (Matt Darey Remix)
15 Bryan Kearney – Stealth Bomber
16 DJ Elite – That Fuct Camera
17 Ferry Corsten – Beautiful (Re:Locate Mix)

Download the set here

Another live set from Bryan this year:
Bryan Live at The Gallery MOS 2011


This week we travel back in time with The Warehouse Project to hear a set from the legendary DJ John Digweed. The Warehouse Project was created in 2006 and soon developed into one of the hottest club events in the UK. A year later, right after Digweed released volume 3 of his Transitions series, he was asked to play at the underground car park underneath the Piccadilly train station in Manchester. What resulted from this night is an excellent live set, and it was broadcasted as an Essential Mix towards the end of that year. It’s time to get deep and proggy as Digweed plays some special tunes, including outstanding tracks by System 7, Kaliber, and Popof. In this set you will also find many of the usual producers supported by Digweed, such as Maxime Dangles, Dusty Kid, and of course Nick Muir. You gotta love live recordings like this one because the energy from the crowd is contagious. Take a listen below to one of Diggers’ best Essential Mixes.

John Digweed – Live at The Warehouse Project, Essential Mix(October 13, 2007)
01 Martin Buttrich – Hunter
02 Gold Ryan – Collapse
03 Phonogenic – Last Beer on Earth
04 John Digweed – Gridlock (Digweed & Muir’s Stripped down Mix)
05 Ubu – Pixels (Guy Gerber Late Check Out Remix)
06 BookaShade –Numbers
07 System 7 – Space Bird (Dubfire Remix)
08 Josh Gabriel – Summit (Christopher Norman Remix)
09 Ed Rush and Optical – ID
10 Andreas Hennberg – Waters (Pierce mix)
11 Maxime Dangles – Love Water
12 Phoenix – Rise Up (D Dub Mix)
13 PoPoF – My Toyz
14 Pedro Madeira – Long Shadows (Christian Prommer mix)
15 Jack Rock – Formation Flying (Guy Gerber Jetlag Mix)
16 Kaliber – Kaliber 15 A
17 Kaliber – Kaliber 15 B
18 PoPoF – Lost Though pt1
19 PoPoF – Lost Though pt2
20 Nick Muir – G.Platz (Pig & Dan Remix)
21 Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Dusty Kid Mix)

Download the set here

More Digweed:
John Digweed – Live at Twilo 2001

John Digweed – Essential Mix 2010


During the second to last week in October of this year, the annual Amsterdam Dance Event festival took place in 52 venues across the city of Amsterdam. ADE is very similar to Miami’s Winter Music Conference, in that they both include DJ workshops, demonstrations, interviews, and of course live performances for the thousands of visitors. Sander van Doorn is one of those DJs that has been tearing up dance floors around the world for quite a while now. Here is is solo set from the first day of the ADE festival this year, recorded from the Escape party by BBC Radio’s Essential Mix. He also had a back to back set with Ferry Corsten, but that one is not as impressive. I like this mix because it is very similar to what he played when he was down here in San Diego a few weekends ago. I heard many of the same songs live, including Rocket Fuel, Bang Bang, Maximal Crazy, Alive, and of course all of the new tracks from his new album. The Matteo DiMarr rework of Radiohead’s Creep is also downright amazing. As usual the mixing is flawless, and I have come to expect nothing less from Sander. He has, however, seemed to venture towards more of an electro inclination, which I do not prefer but cannot complain about. This set is still pretty awesome and it plays well from start to finish.

Sander van Doorn – ADE 2011 Essential Mix
01 Sander van Doorn – Koko
02 Cirez D – Mokba
03 Marcus Schössow – Acid, Festival, Champagne & Bitches
04 Dinka – Violet (Inpetto Remix)
05 Fafaq – Rocket Fuel
06 Tristan Gartner – Overdrive
07 La Fuente – Bang Bang
08 Sander van Doorn feat. Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness
09 D-Rashid & Kid Kaio – Tokyo (Dustindl Bootleg)
10 Matteo DiMarr – Creep
11 Erick Strong – Stars
12 Ummet Ozcan – Reboot
13 Tiësto – Maximal Crazy
14 Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive
15 Cosmic Gate – The Theme
16 Sander van Doorn – Slap My Pitch Up
17 Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands
18 Sander van Doorn & Adrian Lux – Eagles
19 ID – ID
20 Moby – After (Ferry Corsten Fix)
21 The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9
22 Deniz Koyu – Tung
23 Dada Life – White Noise / Red Meat
24 Ferry Corsten – Radio Crash (House Krush)
25 Sander van Doorn – Track 12

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Sak Noel – Loca People

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Ferry Corsten – Check it Out

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Marcel Woods – Champagne Dreams (W&W Remix)

Bingo Players – Cry (Just a Little)

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf


It’s time to switch gears for a moment with today’s throwback set. Whenever I’m in the mood to get funky, I usually play some techno or house music. One particular that always comes to mind is Umek, the father of Solvenian techno. This guy has been doing his thing for quite some time now, and he has amassed a large following of fans. In 2007, he began developing the 1605 Music Therapy group, which now serves as a production platform for many artists. Here is his very first Essential Mix, and he shows us how to properly blend techno and minimal house tunes into a dark, twisted set. The mix starts off pretty chill, but it gets pretty crazy by the time you reach the end. I have always been a fan of the groovy beats that techno provides, and there are many of those type of songs in here. If I had to choose a favorite tune, it would probably be the very sexy remix of Eurasia by Gui Boratto, although the Tocadisco remix of Marathon is also pretty sweet. I’m not a techno master by any means, but I know when a mix is put together properly and this one fits the bill. If you enjoy wonderful basslines like I do, you wil definitely have fun with this Umek mix.

Umek – Essential Mix (November 24, 2007)
01 Einmusik – Tisoca
02 Jitzu & Sire G – Cyclette
03 Tiger Stripes – Survivor
04 Daley Padley & Chris Special – Electro Is Dead (Kamo Remix)
05 Kolombo & Compuphonic – Anzimatter
06 Marc Antona – Vitamin D
07 Gold Ryan & Tapesh – Collapse
08 Tiefschwarz – No More Trouble (Turntablerocker Remix)
09 London Kleer – Bias
10 Marc Romboy & Gui Boratto – Eurasia feat. Luciana Vilanova (Gui’s version)
11 Tommy Declerque – I Don’t Know
12 Kaliber – Kaliber 15
13 Marcel Thompson – They Call Me Superman
14 Marc Depulse – Antres
15 Phil Kieran – Again To The End
16 Goldfish – Panic (Jochen Trappe Remix)
17 James Mowbray & Leiam Sullivan – Tropical Neights
18 Gabriel Ananda – Doppelwhipper (Jason Emsley Remix)
19 Beroshima – Horizon (Pig & Dan Remix)
20 Mathias Kaden – Rhytma
21 Dubfire – Emission
22 Cat’z’dogz – Fixation
23 Logistic Soundz – Crazy People (D-Nox & Beckers Remix)
24 Funkwerkstatt – Jack The Box
25 D Ramirez & Meat Katie – Stop The Revolution (Dubfire Remix)
26 Johnny Fiasco – Hijacked (Audiojack Remix)
27 Oliver Hunteman – Goldener Handschuh
28 Giorgio Preciozo & Libex – Contagious
29 Adam K – I Can Feel
30 Minilogue – Ghost
31 Drumcell & Audio Injection ‘Bottle Opener
32 Christian Smith & John Selway – Walk The Walk
33 Fergie – Senderon
34 Andre Crom – Tomographie (Spektree Remix)
35 Jens Bond – Consequenceremix Skoozbot
36 Steve Lawler – Courses For Horses
37 Daley Padley & Chris Special – Electro Is Dead (Kim Fai’s Deadline Remix)
38 Bastian Heerhosrt – Marathon (Tocadisco Remix)
39 Tomy Declerque – F Sonik
40 Velkro & Ido Ophir – Warehouse
41 Marc O’Tool – Sinner In Me
42 D-Nox & Beckers – Step Out
43 Andrew Technique – Fresh Remix

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Great interview with Umek and Carl Cox:

Here is a nice interview with DJ Tiesto, put together by Dutch TV station KRO. It focuses mainly on Tijs’ life throughout his career, starting from his teens all the way up to his current position. What I enjoyed the most are the truthful answers that Tijs provides when asked about his pilgrimage through the DJ world. He isn’t afraid to admit that he has changed, especially following his commercial success. While it may sound pretty douchey when he states he can now do whatever he pleases and can buy anything he wants, it’s hard to blame a guy for revelling himself when he started off with nothing. I also found it interesting (although a little neurotic) how he says Tijs is insecure as a person, but Tiesto is not. The bottom line is money does change people, and everyone has their own ways of adjusting to the fame and popularity. Tiesto used to care about others’ opinions about him, and now he does not. There are lots of cool comments from Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn, Fedde le Grande, and the legendary Ben Liebrand, as they all provide additional input from the DJ perspective. Whether you like him or not, Tiesto has definitely paid his dues, and he has earned the right to play whatever music he wants.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


The Emerald Isle has a well established trance community, with the popular John O’Callaghan leading the way. Following not too far behind him is Bryan Kearney, who plays a similar style of trance. Ever since their collaboration in 2006 on Exactly, both of these guys have seen their careers take off as they now play at numerous events all around the world. Last weekend at The Gallery in London, Bryan was asked to spin at the Plastic Fondu party which also featured DJs Lange, Mark Eteson, Protoculture, and Stonebridge. Here is a partial recording of his set from the night, and I gotta say it bumps pretty hard. If you like John O’Callaghan, you will definitely enjoy Bryan’s work because of their comparable tracklists. They often spin from the same group of producers, so you will see names like Simon Patterson, Sean Tyas, Neal Scarborough, and Activa show up often. In fact, JOC can be found on 5 tracks in this 60 minute set so you know how closely they work together. Highlights for me include their recent track Rawdiculous, the amazing Simon Patterson and Greg Downey mashup, and We’ll Never Die. Simon Patterson’s Us and Onova’s Platitude are also solid trance classics. I would love to hear Bryan throw it down live,  hopefully he comes back to California soon.

Bryan Kearney Live at The Gallery – MOS London (October 28, 2011)
01 Thomas Bronzwaer – Constellation (John O’Callaghan Remix)
02 Bryan Kearney vs John O’Callaghan – Rawdiculous (Bryan Kearney’s Enhanced Edit)
03 Onova – Platitude
04 Simon Patterson & Greg Downey – Come To An F16 (JOC Noodle)
05 Wippenberg – UR (John O’Callaghan’s Urrrrrr Rework)
06 I.D – I.D
07 Armin Van Buuren – Shivers (Alex M.O.R.P.H’s Red Light Dub)
08 Bryan Kearney & Jamie Walker – We’ll Never Die (Original Mix)
09 Susana – Home (Daniel Kandi’s Proglift Remix)
10 Ruff Driverz feat Arrola – Dreaming (Neal Scarborough Remix)
11 Christian Fischer vs Marco V vs Gaia – Snowball Excessu (JOC Noodle)
12 Simon Patterson – Us
13 Bryan Kearney – Goosebumps (Sean Tyas Remix)
14 I.D – I.D

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Bryan Kearney’s Website


Another year has passed and we are once again treated to another Subculture compilation put together by John O’Callaghan. This album follows the same formula as last year’s release and it definitely still works well. The first disc is a little bit more chill (by JOC standards), and there’s a lot more melodic and vocal trance. The second mix plays more along the lines of John’s live sets, with harder hitting tunes mixed in one after another. This release is packed with new tunes, including several by John himself. In disc 2, The Bailout and Centurion are among the best in the album, and Bogota in the first disc is also pretty good. In here you will find many tracks from all of John’s usual friends, including Neal Scarborough, Aly & Fila, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Nick Sentience, and Bryan Kearney. I do like the tracklist in the second disc a little bit more (you were right, Sean), but both are equally enjoyable. John’s Subculture tour is well underway, so you should definitely try to catch him if he stops by your town.

CD1
01 John O’Callaghan – Bogota (Intro Mix)
02 Neal Scarborough – Sequoia
03 John O’Callaghan & Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix)
04 Aly & Fila – Rosaires (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
05 Sly One vs Jurrane – Tayrona (Activa Remix)
06 Tom Colontonio feat. CiBon – The Sun
07 Gary Proud – As One
08 Castaneda – Floor Control (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
09 A.R.D.I. feat. Irena Love – Memories
10 Chris Metcalfe – Cala Bassa
11 Paul Miller – Red Label
12 Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan – We Control The Sunlight
13 John O’Callaghan & Giuseppe Ottaviani – Ride The Wave
14 Mark Leanings – Guiding Light
15 Full Tilt feat. Deirdre McLaughlin – Surrender (Sneijder vs John O’Callaghan Remix)

CD2

01 John O’Callaghan – The Bailout
02 Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party
03 Giuseppe Ottaviani – Go On Air
04 John O’Callaghan – Centurion
05 Wippenberg – U R (John O’Callaghan Urrr Edit)
06 David Forbes – S5000 (Dark Mix)
07 Sebastian Brandt – Ashes
08 Will Atkinson – Side by Side
09 Man With No Name – Teleport (Nick Sentience Remix)
10 Andrew Candid & John Dopping – Savannah (Indecent Noise Remix)
11 John O’Callaghan – Raw Deal
12 Jamie Walker – Mind Games
13 Stevie Cripps – Soul Fire (John O’Callaghan Remix)
14 William Daniel – Type R (Will Atkinson Remix)
15 Mark Leanings – Dropshot (Bryan Kearney Remix / JOC Playma Edit)
16 Jonathan Carvajal – Switched Off (JOC Edit)
17 Bryan Kearney presents Karney – Ridiculous (Mark Young & Damo Kay Remix)
18 Sneijder – Facelift
19 Indecent Noise – Warsaw (Tech Edit)

Subculture 2010