Archive for December, 2011

Okay guys, you know the drill by now. Armin’s A State of Trance Year mix episode has arrived and it is once again the best and most complete compilation of popular trance songs released this year.  Take a listen below as Armin mixes and mashes 80+ songs into one monster set. I don’t need to tell you what kind of planning and editing goes into this thing because it is obvious this was made by a master. Like any professional who has perfected his trade, Armin puts his skills on full display with this fine piece of work. I hope everyone enjoys a safe and fun-filled New Year’s eve, and I’ll catch you on the flip side.

Armin van Buuren presents A State of Trance Episode 541 – 2011 Year Mix
01 Intro
02 Alex Kenji, Starkillers feat. Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Remix) [Spinnin’]
03 Andain – Promises (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Mix) [Black Hole]
04 Sander van Doorn – Koko [Doorn]
05 Arty – Kate [Anjunabeats]
06 Armin van Buuren feat. Adam Young – Youtopia (Blake Jarrell Remix) [Armind]
07 Mat Zo – Superman [Anjunabeats]
08 Kid Alien – The Atmosphere (Klauss Goulart’s & Mark Sixma Deep Mix) [Armind]
09 Sander van Doorn feat. Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness [Doorn]
10 Arty – Around The World [Anjunabeats]
11 Sander van Doorn pres. Purple Haze feat. Frederick – Timezone [Doorn]
12 Tiddey feat. Lyck – Keep Waiting (Orjan Nilsen Midsummernite Remix) [FutureBase]
13 Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – You Got To Go (Kyau & Albert Remix) [Anjunabeats]
14 Martire pres. X&Y – New Beginnings (Solid Stone Remix) [Alter Ego Progressive]
15 Headstrong feat. Shelley Harland – Helpless 2011 (Aurosonic Progressive Remix) [Sola]
16 Headstrong feat. Stine Grove – Tears (Aurosonic Progressive Mix) [Sola]
17 Triple A – Winter Stayed (Armin van Buuren’s On The Beach Mix) [Armind]
18 Arty feat. Tania Zygar – The Wall (Arty Remode Mix) [Enhanced Progressive]
19 Grace – Not Over Yet (Max Graham & Protoculture Remix) [Perfecto Fluoro]
20 Markus Schulz feat. Ana Criado – Surreal (Omnia Remix) [Coldharbour]
21 The Blizzard & Yuri Kane feat. Relyk – Everything About You [Above]
22 Armin van Buuren feat. Laura V – Drowning (Avicii Remix) [Armind]
23 Boom Jinx feat. Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Omnia Remix & The BlizzardRemix) [Anjunabeats]
24 The Blizzard & Omnia – My Inner Island [A State Of Trance]
25 Cosmic Gate with Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound [Black Hole]
26 Heatbeat – Roses Never Cry [Soundpiercing]
27 W&W – AK47 [Captivating]
28 Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Rock-N-Rolla Mix) [Flashover]
29 Lange feat. Jennifer Kerr – Songless (Mark Sherry Outburst Mix) [Lange]
30 Ferry Corsten – Feel It! [Flashover]
31 Ferry Corsten – Check It Out [Flashover]
32 Leon Bolier – Vengeance Vengeance [Streamlined]
33 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon (Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]
34 Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt – Disarm Yourself [Aropa]
35 Andy Moor feat. Sue McLaren – Fight The Fire [AVA]
36 Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson – My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix) [Anjunabeats]
37 Hannah – Falling Away (Armin van Buuren Remix) [Armind]
38 Ummet Ozcan – Reboot [Doorn]
39 Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound [Anjunabeats]
40 Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Lifted (Mat Zo Remix) [Air Up There]
41 ATB with Dash Berlin – Apollo Road (Club Mix) [Kontor]
42 Emma Hewitt – Colours (Armin van Buuren Remix) [Armind]
43 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Things Called Love (Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]
44 BT & Adam K – Tomahawk [Armind]
45 Armin van Buuren feat. Fiora – Breath In Deep (The Blizzard Remix) [Armind]
46 Mark Eteson feat. Audrey Gallagher – Breathe On My Own [Garuda]
47 Bobina & Betsie Larkin – You Belong To Me [Maelstrom]
48 John O’Callaghan & Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix) [Captivating]
49 John O’Callaghan vs. Timmy & Tommy – Talk To Me (Orjan Nilsen Trance Mix) [Subculture]
50 Markus Schulz & Jochen Miller – Rotunda [Coldharbour]
51 Jochen Miller – BAMM! [High Contrast]
52 Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion [Garuda]
53 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Sinners [Coldharbour Red]
54 Heatbeat – Ask The Cat [Captivating]
55 W&W – Impact (MarLo Remix) [Captivating]
56 Orjan Nilsen – Viking [Armind]
57 Beat Service – Outsider [Coldharbour]
58 Orjan Nilsen – Go Fast! [Armind]
59 Orjan Nilsen – Between The Rays [Armind]
60 Kyau & Albert – A Night Like This [Euphonic]
61 Dash Berlin feat. Jonathan Mendelson – Better Half Of Me [Aropa]
62 Protoculture feat. Shannon Hurley – Sun Gone Down [Re*Brand]
63 Dennis Sheperd & Cold Blue feat. Ana Criado – Fallen Angel (Dennis Sheperd Club Mix) [High Contrast]
64 Gaia – Stellar [Armind]
65 Susana – Home (Daniel Kandi Retrofit Mix) [Armind]
66 Lange pres. LNG – Harmony Will Kick You In The Ass [Lange]
67 MarLo feat. Jano – The Island [Liquid]
68 Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Orjan Nilsen Remix) [Armind]
69 Gaia – Status Excessu D [Armind]
70 Jorn van Deynhoven – Spotlight [A State Of Trance]
71 Sebastian Brandt – Ashes [A State Of Trance]
72 Gareth Emery feat. Mark Frisch – Into The Light (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix) [Garuda]
73 Agulo feat. David Berkeley – Fire Sign (Suncatcher Remix) [Enhanced]
74 The Thrillseekers – Song For Sendai [Adjusted]
75 Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Sylvia Tosun – An Angels Love (Vocal Mix) [A State Of Trance]
76 Simon Patterson – Latika [Night Vision]
77 Shogun – Skyfire [Armind]
78 Arctic Moon – Adelaide [Future Sound Of Egypt]
79 Armin van Buuren – Coming Home (Arctic Moon Remix)
80 Bjorn Akesson – Painting Pyramids [Future Sounds Of Egypt]
81 Aly & Fila feat. Sue McLaren – It Will Be Ok (Arctic Moon Remix) [Future Sounds Of Egypt]
82 Ahmed Romel – Only For You (Arctic Moon Remix) [Blue Soho]
83 Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan – We Control The Sunlight [Future Sound Of Egypt]
84 Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party [Perfecto]
85 Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space (Cosmic Gate’s Back 2 The Future Remix) [Black Hole]
86 Laura Jansen – Use Somebody (Armin van Buuren Rework) [Armind]
87 Simon Patterson & Greg Downey feat. Bo Bruce – Come To Me [Night Vision]
88 Ferry Corsten & Armin van Buuren – Brute [Flashover]

Download the episode here

Check out the very first ASOT yearmix:
ASOT 182 (2004 Yearmix)

It has been an excellent month for the Global DJ Broadcast and there is no better way to end it than with the annual Classics episode. 2011 was a hot year for Markus Schulz, and he concludes it with this special show. In this mix you will find a true collection of throwbacks, with the majority of the songs produced in the 90’s (only 8 songs in here were made after 2000). Jam & Spoon’s Odyssey to Anyoona goes all the way back to 1994, and the intro track Paladian Dawn was produced over 16 years ago in 1995. Similar to the 2005 Classics showcase, this episode contains vintage oldies like Matt Darey’s Game Master, Remember Magnetic North, and Tilt’s Courtyard rework of Robert Miles’ Children. This year’s show also includes Sasha’s Xpander and the Nalin & Kane remix of Lustral’s Everytime, except in the 2005 episode these two were mashed up together splendidly. Of course Probspot’s Blueberry made it into the tracklist again, further cementing it as one of the greatest progressive tunes of all time. My favorite segment is when Markus mixes from First Time into Xpander and then into Blueberry, what an awesome three song combo. Silver Bath and Remember when Oakenfold produced Skin on Skin while he was in the group Grace, or when Ferry Corsten released Galaxia under the Moonman alias? If you do, you will certainly enjoy the following set as Markus skillfully brings us back to the late 90’s.

Global DJ Broadcast – Classics Episode 2011
01 Sunday Club – Paladian Dawn (Markus Schulz Intro Edit)
02 Grace – Skin on Skin (Orange Mix)
03 Dollshead – It’s Over, It’s Under (Brothers in Rhythm Remix)
04 Jam and Spoon – Odyssey to Anyoona
05 Audioholics – External Key
06 Johnny Shaker – Pearl River (Instrumental Mix)
07 Lustral – Everytime (Nalin and Kane Remix)
08 Chicane – Offshore (Disco Citizens Remix)
09 BT vs. Sasha – Remember Magnetic North
10 Markus Schulz – First Time (Funabashi Remix)
11 Sasha – Xpander
12 Probspot – Blueberry
13 Alex Whitcombe and Big C – Ice Rain (Heliotropic’s Epic Vocal)
14 Plastic Boy – Silver Bath
15 B.B.E. – Seven Days and One Week
16 Space Brothers – Shine (Full Vocal Mix)
17 Three Drives – Greece 2000 (Markus Schulz Big Room Remix)
18 Above and Beyond vs. Andy Moor – Air for Life (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
19 Dogzilla – Without You (Dogzilla Dub)
20 AMbassador – The Fade (Fade Mix)
21 Lost Tribe – Gamemaster
22 Ferry Corsten – Galaxia
23 C.M. – Dream Universe
24 Markus Schulz and Departure with Gabriel and Dresden – Without You Near (Coldharbour Mix)
25 Tilt – Children (Tilt’s Courtyard Mix)

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The last 2011 party at The Gallery was a big one, as it featured several big names in its lineup. The main room at the Ministry of Sound Christmas party was stacked as it hosted Cosmic Gate, Markus Schulz, Rank 1, Jochen Miller, and Andy Moor. Nic and Bossi are currently on their Wake Your Mind tour, so their set was appropriately filled with songs from the new album. Pretty predictable, but very consistent. Andy Moor’s set was decent, with the track 3 ID and the 2011 rework of Air for Life as the highlights. My favorite set of the night is Markus’ because of the impressive tracklist. The mashups and IDs that he played really stand out as crowd pleasing moments. Closing out the night was a special back to back set featuring Rank 1 and Jochen Miller. Their song selection is great, however the mixing is a bit spotty. Solid planning, average execution. Nevertheless, it’s still pretty amazing to experience these back 2 back sets because you get double the creativity when the styles are compatible. Check out the music from the 2011 closing party from The Gallery at the Ministry of Sound in London below. Download links can be found at the bottom of the post.

Markus Schulz
01 Markus Schulz – Digital Madness (Transmission 2011 Theme)
02 Markus Schulz presents Dakota – Cape Town (Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Remix)
03 Markus Schulz presents Dakota – Saints (Beat Service Remix)
04 Khomha – Mind Gamer
05 Johnny Yono – Fairfax
06 ReLocate vs Robert Nickson – Resource
07 Sander van Doorn – Slap My Pitch Up
08 Ken plus Ichro vs. Aly & Fila & Jwaydan – We Control the Progression (Markus Schulz Mashup)
09 Radion 6 – B U tiful
10 Moorea Blur – Close Your Eyes
11 Max Freegrant – Olya (KhoMha Remix)
12 Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Orjan Nilsen 2012 Remix)
13 PPK – Resurrection (Setrise Remix)
14 Beat Service – Outsider
15 ID (Track 11 from Transmission Czech Republic 2011 )
16 Markus Schulz pres. Dakota vs. Marcel Woods – Advanced Sleepwalkers (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
17 ID (Track 10 from GDJB World Tour Washington DC Nov 2011 Set)
18 Markus Schulz & Jochen Miller – Rotunda

Cosmic Gate

01 Cosmic Gate feat. Arnej – Sometimes They Come Back For More (Intro Mix)
02 Cosmic Gate feat. Jes – Flying Blind
03 Mat Zo – Bipolar
04 Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound
05 Cosmic Gate – The Theme
06 Cosmic Gate – Wake Your Mind
07 Mike Koglin & Genix – Dyno
08 Alex Kunnari feat. Ben Andreas – Taste The Sun (Tom Fall Remix)
09 Cosmic Gate feat. J’something – Over The Rainbow
10 Kyau & Albert – Are You Fine? (Arty Remix)
11 Sander Van Doorn & Adrian Lux – Eagles
12 Delerium feat. Sarah Mclachlan – Silence (W&W vs. Jonas Stenberg Remix)
13 Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa
14 Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate Back 2 The Future Remix)
15 Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt – Calm Down

Andy Moor

01 Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart
02 Mike vs. Genix – Dyno
03 ID
04 Paul van Dyk feat. Sue McLaren – We Come Together (Arty Remix)
05 Andy Moor feat Carrie Skipper – She Moves vs Rafaël Frost – Smash
06 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon (Marcus Schossow Remix)
07 Gareth Emery – Tokyo (Ben Gold Remix)
08 Andy Moor feat. Sue McLaren – Fight The Fire
09 Cathy Burton – Reach Out To Me (Chris Schweizer Remix)
10 Lange vs Gareth Emery – Another You Another Me (Rafaël Frost Remix)
11 Super8 & Tab Feat Anton Sonin – Black Is The New Yellow (Protoculture Remix)
12 Temple One feat. Neev Kennedy – Love The Fear (Tom Fall Remix)
13 Above & Beyond vs. Andy Moor – Air For Life (Andy Moor’s 2011 Remodel)

Rank 1 b2b Jochen Miller

01 Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson – My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix)
02 Jochen Miller – Bamm
03 Rank 1 – Airwave (Arnej Rework)
04 Jochen Miller – Brace Yourself
05 Rank 1 – L.E.D. There Be Light
06 Jochen Miller vs. Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey – Humanoid vs. Coming Home (Acapella)
07 Rank 1 and Jochen Miller – And Then
08 Jochen Miller – Troucid
09 Cosmic Gate – Analog Feel (Rank-1′s Digital Re-Harsh)
10 John O’Callaghan vs Rank 1 & Jochen Miller – Find Yourself vs The Great Escape (Simon Lee & Alvin Edit)
11 Jochen Miller – Red One
12 Rank 1 – Airwave
13 Jochen Miller – Face Value
14 Armin Van Buuren & Rank 1 ft. Kush – This World Is Watching Me (Cosmic Gate Remix)
15 Markus Schulz feat. Khaz – Dark Heart Waiting (Jochen Miller Remix)
16 Rank 1 – Top Gear
17 Jochen Miller – Lost Connection
18 Dutch Force – Deadline
19 Cygnus X – Superstring (Rank 1 Remix)
20 Jochen Miller – U & Eye
21 Rank 1 – Awakening

Download Markus’ set here
Download Cosmic Gate’s set here
Download Andy Moor’s set here
Download Rank 1 vs Jochen Miller’s set here

Here is an enjoyable little party mix from British producer/DJ Michael Woods. This Essential Mix is a nice year-end compilation of Michael’s favorite tunes from 2011. Although there are a few mind-numbingly overplayed tracks in here, the finished product is still a fun and entertaining listen. Don’t expect much depth to this, what Mr. Woods provides is an expert look at the best commercial house from the past year. This plays along exactly like one of his live sets, which means the energy is high as he keeps the party bumpin.

Michael Woods – BBC1 Radio Essential Mix (12-10-2011)
01 Michael Woods – Let The Games Begin (Get Cho House Bootleg)
02 Lady Gaga – Black Jesus Amen Fashion (Michael Woods Remix)
03 How R U Feeling Right Now (Michael Woods Edit)
04 Michael Woods vs. Scandal – The Warrior (Mashup)
05 Hardwell vs. Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Cobra vs. Silence (Tiësto’s In Search of Sunrise Remix)
06 Michael Woods feat. Little Boots – I Wish
07 Michael Woods vs. Daft Punk – Nitro vs. Around The World
08 Funkagenda – Apollo (Groove Cruise Anthem)
09 Michael Woods – Higher
10 Afrojack – Lionheart
11 Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Remix)
12 Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa
13 Michael Woods vs. Fatboy Slim – No Access vs. Star 69
14 Michael Woods vs. Robin S. – Show Me Dynamik Love (Bootleg)
15 Avicii – Levels
16 Michael Woods – Full Access
17 Jed Harper, Dzeko & Torres – Diamond Rings (Michael Woods Edit)
18 Michael Woods – Fruitcake
19 Deadmau5 & Chris Lake vs. The Chemical Brothers – I Said (Michael Woods Remix) vs. Hey Boy, Hey Girl
20 Cassius vs. Michael Woods vs. Nero – I Love Bullet Promises (Dirty South Bootleg)
21 Michael Woods feat. Duvall – Last Day On Earth (Club Mix)
22 Andrew Bennett & Strobe – Wimp
23 Michael Woods – ID
24 Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Michael Woods – Move For First Aid (Kaskade Mashup)
25 Matisse & Sadko – Amulet
26 Mark Knight feat. Skin – Nothing Matters

Download the mix here

Okay, I know I’m about a month late, but this mix is too good not to share. Recommended to me by a friend, this episode of Anjunabeats Worldwide featuring Maor Levi and Bluestone is pretty slick. Maor is now a seasoned veteran of Anjunabeats, whereas Bluestone is a young producer just beginning his career. Despite this difference, they have been working together on several things, including this mix. I’m a bit surprised their collaboration track On Our Own is not in here, but they are featured together on the remix of Giggs Superstar’s I Don’t Care. This mix is packed with many beautiful melodies, including those of White Birds, The Seconds, For You, and I’m Here For You. Thanks for the tip Manny, glad you shared this one with me.

Anjunabeats Worldwide 254 with Maor Levi and Bluestone (11-27-2011)
01 Umek and Beltek – Pitchcraft [Toolroom Records]
02 Heatbeat – Roses Never Cry [Soundpiercing]
03 Orion and J.Shore – White Birds (Tom Fall Remix) [Silk Royal]
04 Andy Tau – Trip The Light (Solis and Sean Truby Remix) [Infrasonic] [RECORD OF THE WEEK]
05 Bluestone – Runway [-]
06 Exostate – Without Warning (Myon and Shane 54 Monster Mix) [Enhanced]
07 Mikkas – Syndrome [Big Fish]
08 Ost and Meyer – Safari (Maor Levi Remix) [Enhanced]
09 Santerna feat. Vadim Kapustin – I Believe in Life (Abstract Vision and Elite Electronic Dub Mix) [Infra Progressive]
10 Bluestone – Analog Boost [L8 Night Records]
11 Ilya Flame pres. Inners – Lonely [Infra Progressive]
12 Norin and Rad Vs. Audien – Thrust [Enhanced]
13 Porter Robinson feat. Jano – The Seconds [OWSLA]
14 Oceanlab Vs. Eric Prydz – Breaking 2Night (Maor Levi Mash Up) [Anjunabeats/Pryda]
15 Giggs Superstar – I Dont Care (Maor Levi and Bluestone Club Mix) [Soul Candi]
16 Umek and Beltek – Firewalk [Toolroom Records]
17 Lange and Gareth Emery – Another You, Another Me (Rafael Frost Remix) [Lange]
18 Mike Danis – For You (Juventa Club Mix) [Enhanced]
19 Tristan Garner – Overdrive [Xtra Life]
20 Cardinal feat. Arielle Maren – Sink Into Me (Protoculture Dub Mix) [Enhanced]
21 Mark Nails – Im Here For You (Luca Lombardi Remix) [Perceptive Deep]

Download the mix here

Here is another catch up album that is worth sharing with you guys. Romanian DJ/producer Claudia Cazacu has been on my radar for a couple of years now, as her productions have been solid and her Haute Couture radio mixes are always fun to listen to. She released a lot of impressive tunes through Spinnin’s sublabels, including 2Play, Reset, and Liquid, so it’s not surprising that she was able to set up her own label with Spinnin’, titled Couture. Both mixes are equally good, with the second one being more trancey. This is not a collection of brand new tunes, but Claudia does a nice job incorporating several hot tracks from earlier this year. Productions by Marcus Schossow, Thomas Sagstad, Artento Divini, Greg Downey, and Sied van Riel highlight this album for me, but I am impressed with the overall package Claudia has put together. If her live sets are anything like her radio show, I will be eagerly awaiting her visit to California.

01 John OO Fleming – 0MMX1215 (21street remix)
02 Dhillon – Firefly Delta (original mix)
03 Marcus Schossow & Thomas Sagstad – Dome (original mix)
04 Marvicks & Dirty Dot – Riser (original mix)
05 Afrojack – Bangduck (Moguai remix)
06 Hard Rock Sofa & St Brothers – Blow Up (Thomas Gold vs Axwell remix)
07 Jenya Solid – Blackout (original mix)
08 Jon Kong & Chris Aidy & Ana – Apollo (original mix)
09 Save The Robot – Big Ben (original mix)
10 Greg Downey presents RICO – Game Face (original mix)
11 Artento Divini – Lift Off (original mix)
12 Umek – Robot Audience (Dataminions remix)
13 Atem Niblz – Mirror (original mix)
14 Kyoshi – Speed Thai Chi (original mix)

01 Sied van Riel & Claudia Cazacu – Lights Off (original mix)
02 Smart Apes & Amex – Silent Wave (Marc Simz remix)
03 Jochen Miller – Troucid (original mix)
04 Mark Sherry – Phantasmic (original mix)
05 dARe – Lost In Madagascar (BVibes remix)
06 Chris Schweizer – Euphoria (original mix)
07 Paul Ercossa – Ercogen (original mix)
08 Jace Williams – Relay (original mix)
09 Claudia Cazacu – Maison (original mix)
10 RAM vs Nash & Lake – Never Ever (original mix)
11 Vicky Devine & Marcos – Forgotten Lies (feat Hayley Parsons – original mix)
12 Ernesto vs Bastian – God Is A DJ (dub mix)
13 Q’Bass – Fatal Dirt (original mix)
14 Hemstock & Jennings – Mirage (Of Hope) (Sied van Riel dub mix)

Claudia’s website

High Contrast presents Ali Wilson

Let’s begin the week with a great release from High Contrast Recordings. This album came out about a month ago, but I am slowly catching up on stuff I have not shared yet. The man behind the Tekelec label has put together this two disc mix to showcase some of the upcoming HCR releases. The end product is a great selection of techy tunes, including solid productions by Erick Strong, Fafaq, Jacob van Hage, Rafael Frost, and Orjan Nilsen. There are also three new songs by Ali Wilson, including a nice one featuring youngin Matt Smallwood. Two older tracks, Ernesto & Bastian’s Dark Side of the Moon and Lange’s Songless have been reworked by Marc Simz and Mark Sherry, respectively. Coming off the release of his Phenomenon album last year, Ali Wilson’s career is steadily gaining momentum. His style is a fusion of Marco V and Marcel Woods, which is enjoyably right down my alley. If you haven’t heard of Ali Wilson yet, check out his work on this compilation.

01 Dyor feat. Matthew Hall – On The Road (Ricky T Remix)
02 Dennis Sheperd & Alan Morris feat. Sue McLaren – I Die (Alan Morris Club Mix)
03 Erick Strong – Muffin
04 Aerofoil vs E&G – Plank Effect (Original Mix)
05 Marco V & Damian William – Essence
06 Fafaq – Rocket Fuel
07 Nightstylers feat. Dan Brown – The More I See (Original Mix)
08 Orjan Nilsen – Atchoo! (Original Mix)
09 Shy Brothers – New Wave
10 Jacob van Hage – Convoi (Original Mix)
11 Lange – Songless ft. Jennifer Karr (Mark Sherry Outburst Remix)
12 Ali Wilson & Matt Smallwood – Kontrast
13 Lay & Browne – Ten City (Original)
14 W&W & Mark Sixma – Twist (Rick Mitchells & Bas van Essen Remix)
15 Manuel De La Mare & Luca Monticelli – Guerrilla (Original Mix)
16 Marcel Woods – Inside Me (Bassjackers Remix)

01 Protoculture – Liquid Logic (Original Mix)
02 Jochen Miller – Flashback
03 Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon (Marc Simz Remix)
04 Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Chriss Ortega – Ocean Drive (Protoculture Remix)
05 Ben Nicky – Lifeline (Original Mix)
06 Snatt & Vix – Loco Motion (Original Mix)
07 Ben Gold – Colossal (Rafaël Frost Remix)
08 Ali Wilson – Turbulence
09 Matias Faint – Casino Fire (Original Mix)
10 Niclas G – Finder
11 Ralphie B – Epic Battle (Original Mix)
12 JOOP & Raneem – PLUR
13 P.H.A.T.T. – Organised Chaos (Original Mix)
14 Orjan Nilsen – Viking (Original Mix)
15 Ali Wilson – Elpis’ Calling

It’s almost that time of the year for the annual ASOT yearmix. These mixes are broadcasted as a special episode of A State of Trance, where Armin mixes and mashes a shitload of songs into the two hour time frame. Dedicated to the release of this year’s show, I have uploaded the 2004 yearmix, which is one of the best ASOT episodes of all time. There are several reasons why this one is special. For one, this is the very first yearmix that he made, and it set the bar high for all yearly compilations. Secondly, this was Armin’s first ASOT episode produced on Ableton. It took him 4 weeks to plan the tracklist, make his edits, and mix everything down. I guess he really liked this approach because all consequent ASOT episodes have been made using Ableton. Thirdly, if you are searching for an example of excellent mixing, there’s no need to look any further. You can tell a lot of thought went into the layout of the tracklist because the harmonics match up perfectly and the flow is impeccable. Last but not least, the track selection is off the charts. 2004 was an awesome year for trance, and most of my favorite deep, spacey progressive tracks can be found in here. This was the last show broadcasted on ID&T radio, and it was also the last one to be presented in Dutch. If you ever stop trancing out for a long period of time, listening to these yearmixes is the easiest way to get back into it. Take a listen below to the greatest songs from 2004, mixed together by one of the most experienced set builders.

A State of Trance 182 (2004 Yearmix)
01 Intro: 24 – The Longest Day (The Story Of 2004)
02 Origene – Sanctuary (Harry Lemon Remix) [Bandung]
03 Starsign – Taurus (Instrumental Mix) [Captivating Sounds]
04 A.Matsumoto & DJ Yoshi – Dreamer (Luke Chable Remix) [Precinct]
05 Hammer & Bennett – Language [Electronic Elements]
06 Departure – She Turns (Markus Schulz Remix) [Electronic Elements]
07 Ozgur Can ft. Nick Beman – Not Even Winds [Electronic Elements]
08 Max Graham ft. Jessica Riddle – Gone [CDR]
09 Rio Addicts – Crossroads [Electronic Elements]
10 Lolo – Why? [Bonzai Trance Progressive]
11 Synergy – Hello Strings [Silver Planet]
12 Tilt – The World Doesn’t Kow [Lost Language]
13 Markus Schulz presents Elevation – Largo [Electronic Elements]
14 Ridgewalkers ft. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix) [Baroque]
15 Sarah McLachlan – World On Fire (Junkie XL Remix) [Arista]
16 Markus Schulz presents Elevation – Somewhere (Clear Blue) [A State Of Trance]
17 Markus Schulz presents Elevation – Clear Blue [Electronic Elements]
18 Oceanlab ft. Justine Suissa – Satellite (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix) [Euphonic]
19 Bakke & Ljungqvist – Fanatic [Electronic Elements]
20 Mark Otten – Tranquility [Armind]
21 Solid Globe – Sahara [Fundamental]
22 Deepsky ft. Jes Brieden – Talk Like A Stranger (Markus Schulz Return To Coldharbour Remix) [Yo]
23 St. John vs. Locust – Mind Circles (Perry O’Neil Remix) [ASOT Whitelabel]
24 Probspot – Foreplay [Lost Language]
25 Perry O’Neil – Wave Force [Electronic Elements]
26 Roland Klinkenberg – Monday Groove [Electronic Elements]
27 Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia (Swing 2 Funk Mix) [Nettwerk]
28 Interstate – I Found U [Armada]
29 Dido – Sand In My Shoes (Above & Beyond’s UV Mix) [BMG]
30 True Form – Forbidden Colours [A State Of Trance]
31 Endre – Kallocain (Robert Nickson Remix) [Anjunabeats]
32 Filterheadz – Yimanya [ID&T]
33 Peter Martin presents Anthanasia – Perfect Wave [Electronic Elements]
34 Dréas & Björn present Havannah – Havannah [TRR]
35 Vadim Zhukov – Exit (Robert Nickson Remix) [Captivating Sounds]
36 Active Sight – Out Of Our Lives [Captivating Sounds]
37 EnMass – CQ (Seek You) [A State Of Trance]
38 Alt + F4 – Alt + F4 [Anjunabeats]
39 Scott Bond vs. Solar Stone – Naked Angel [ID&T]
40 Fractal Structure – Lost Sequence [Somatic Sense]
41 Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear 2004 [Nebula]
42 Mark Norman – Phantom Manor [Magik Muzik]
43 The Mystery – Fever [RR]
44 Armin van Buuren ft. Justine Suissa – Burned With Desire (Vocals) [Dedicated]
45 Gate 42 – Flow (John O’Callaghan Remix) [Discover]
46 DJ Tiësto vs. Ray Wilson – Yet Another Suburban Train (AvB Edit) [CDR]
47 U-Turn – One Way [ID&T]
48 Ernesto vs. Bastian – The Darkside Of The Moon [ID&T]
49 Kyau vs. Albert – Made Of Sun (KvA Hard Dub) [Euphonic]
50 Robert Gitelman – Children Of The Sun [ID&T]
51 Robert Nickson – Spiral [A State Of Trance]
52 Delerium ft. Sarah McLachlan – Silence (Above & Beyond’s 21st Century Remix) [Nettwerk]
53 Adam White – Ballerina [Darey Products]
54 Bossanova – Stone Cold [Purple Eye]
55 Nickelson – Yin (Solid Globe Remix) [Fundamental]
56 Armin van Buuren presents 24 – The Longest Day (Vocal Mix) [Nebula]
57 Mojado ft. Mr. Sam – Naranja (Dimitri Andreas Vision) [Magik Muzik]
58 Mannix – Mercury [A State Of Trance]
59 Carl B – All Day [Somatic Sense]
60 Young Parisians ft. Ben Lost – Jump The Next Train (Kyau vs. Albert Remix) [Euphonic]
61 Ton T.B. – Dream Machine [Black Hole]
62 Mirco de Govia – Voller Sterne (Super8 Remix) [Euphonic]
63 Tranquility Base – Surrender [Anjunabeats]
64 White Room – The White Room [Liquid Asset]
65 Above & Beyond – No One Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix) [Anjunabeats]
66 Armin van Buuren – Communication Part 3 [Armada]
67 Marcos – Cosmicstring [Vandit]
68 Active Sight – The Search For Freedom [Captivating Sounds]
69 Armin vs. M.I.K.E. – Pound [Armind]
70 Dogzilla – Your Eyes [Maelstrom]
71 Marco V. – Automanual [ID&T]
72 F Massif – Somebody (Ferry Corsten Remix) [Purple Eye]
73 Sander van Doorn – Punk’d (SVD Mix) [Oxygen]
74 The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia (Ferry Corsten Remix) [Adjusted]
75 Reflekt ft. Delline Bass – Need To Feel Loved (The Thrillseekers Remix) [Positiva]
76 Randy Katana – In Silence (Txitxarro Remix) [Reset]
77 Signum – The Timelord [A State Of Trance]
78 8 Wonders – The Morning After (The Thrillseekers Remix) [Somatic Sense]
79 Tiësto – Adagio For Strings [Magik Muzik]
80 Armin vs. M.I.K.E. – Intruder [Armind]

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I did not expect a release like this from Enhanced Recordings, but I’m glad they put this thing together. With Bryan Kearney and John 00 Fleming at the helm, we are treated to two pretty different perspectives on the way trance music should be heard. J00F’s disc is nice and dark as he mixes great productions by Moshic, Subtara, db, and a few of his own tunes. DuoTekk and Cosmithex are producers I am new to, but their new tracks are impressive as well. As expected, Disc 1 offers a wide selection of psytrance songs, and there’s no one better than J00F to mix them all together. Bryan’s mix tells a different story as he plays mostly faster tech-trance. He quickly mixes 23 songs into his CD, and they are all bumpin, high-energy tracks. If you like your trance at 140bpm, you will definitely enjoy Bryan’s work here. Towards the end of his mix there are several very good uplifting tracks, so make sure you check those out too. Underneath the music you will find an interview with Bryan, where he discusses his recent work and favorite artists.

CD1 – mixed by John 00 Fleming
01 Moshic – Peace Can Be Maintain (Original Mix)
02 Relaunch – Eternal Light (Original Mix)
03 Domased Electronica feat. Venes – Dark & Light (Original mix)
04 John ’00’ Fleming featuring Sascha Cooper – Fight The Darkness (Subtara Progressive Remix)
05 Airwave – Hello World (Michael & Levan and Stiven Rivic Remix)
06 Ivan Nikusev – Aurora (Airwave Breaks Remix)
07 Spektre – Harpoon (Alex Di Stefano remix)
08 DuoTekk – Zlow (Original Mix)
09 Cosmithex – Alchemy (Original Mix)
10 The Digital Blonde – Rain Song (Original Mix)
11 John ’00’ Fleming – Finding Ganesha (Original Mix)
12 E-Clip – Existence (Original Mix)
13 Burn In Noise – Vuuv Festival Celebration (Original Mix)

CD2 – mixed by Bryan Kearney
01 Bryan Kearney – Our Deepest Fear (Intro)
02 Pe & Ban – Remake Yourself (Original Mix)
03 Lee Haslam – Crash, Bang, Wallop (Reaky Remix)
04 Gary Maguire – Puns (Original Mix)
05 David Moleon – Monotension (Original Mix)
06 David Moleon – Ovalo (Original Mix)
07 David Moleon – Tinitu (Original Mix)
08 Mark Leanings – Dropshot (Bryan Kearney Remix / JOC Playma Edit)
09 Andrew Candid & John Dopping – Savannah (Indecent Noise Remix)
10 Peter Plaznik – The Werewolf (Original Mix)
11 Jamie Walker – Mind Games (Original Mix)
12 Bryan Kearney presents KARNEY – Ridiculous (Mark Young & Damo Kay Remix)
13 John O’Callaghan – Raw Deal (Original Mix)
14 John Dopping – Cognition (Bryan Kearney’s Heads Down Remix)
15 Man With No Name – Teleport (Nick Sentience Remix)
16 Bryan Kearney & Jamie Walker – We’ll Never Die (Original Mix)
17 Mark Leanings – Guiding Light (Original Mix)
18 Daniel Kandi pres. 147 – Insert Generic Title (Original Mix)
19 John O’Callaghan – Psychic Sensor (Original Mix)
20 Ronny K – Unstoppable (5YAMC Anthem)
21 TrancEye – Uriel (Original Mix)
22 Defcon Audio feat. Julie Harrington – Lost In You (Jamie Walker Remix)
23 Monada – Sunny Day (Original Mix)

With the release of Passion – The Album, Vol 2 mixed by John 00 Fleming and Bryan Kearney this week, we sat down with the Irishman to catch up on recent happenings and his mix!

1. Where does Enhanced Music find you at this moment in time?

I am currently just home after a recent tour of India where I had an absolutely fantastic experience. I was also at the Republic Of Ireland game last night and we qualified for the European Championships for the first time since 1988, the whole country is absolutely buzzing so it’s safe to say I’m in quite a good place right now.

2. Having just played the closing set in the sold out main room of Passion last Saturday, what did you make of the night? Did you enjoy your set?

I thought it was absolutely amazing and it honestly felt like the old days of clubbing. I was absolutely delighted to be a part of the night and I was even happier to see the event go so well for Genix and Jimmy as they are both top lads who do a great job at Passion. Passion is a club that I hold close to my heart as it’s the first ever club that I played in the UK and it’s one of my favourite places to play aswell. I always have an absolutely amazing time there. It was amazing to see people queuing outside the club from about 9 P.M as that’s not something that we really see much of in the economic times that we are experiencing at the moment. The atmosphere was incredible, the club looked unbelievable and from what I could see everybody had the time of their lives. I really did enjoy my set, I played a mixture of old and new tracks and it was brilliant to see so many people stay in the club right till the end. It was a top night.

3. You have been on tip of everyone’s tongue in recent times as one of the hottest DJ’s to watch and have become a valuable addition to most trance events, particularly in the UK. Can you describe what that’s like and tell us your secret?

I’m don’t think there’s any real secret to my success really, I just have a lot of passion for what I do and I work extremely hard. I play a highly energetic diverse sound so I think that appeals to a lot of different people. I’m extremely happy that I’ve become quite a regular fixture at the big nights in the UK, particularly closing their events. My type of music really does work well at that time of the night/morning so maybe that’s one of the reasons. I also record a lot of my sets as a way of seeing how well I performed on the night. This means that I can continuously analyze my performances, what worked well, how certain tracks worked together and indeed how I can improve in the future. I am always refining my sound, adding new sounds or tracks and also removing stuff that doesn’t seem to work on the dance floor. To be honest I am really on the energetic trance buzz at the moment and I can see myself really bringing more and more of this to my sets.

4. CD 2 of Passion The Album Vol 2, mixed by yourself, includes a massive 23 tracks! Can you explain the technical skills that have gone into this mix?

The mix itself took me about three days to complete. I made the actual mix itself in Ableton and performed the mastering process using Cubase and Soundforge. I spent a lot of time making sure the levels were spot on. Most of the tracks selected are edited down by myself and the vast majority of the mix is mixed harmonically. I requested about fifty tracks in total but some labels weren’t exactly forthcoming with making their tracks available which is something I can completely understand but it can also limit what you can choose as there are certain restrictions in place. I think I made three drafts of the mix before I decided I was happy with the final result.

5. Can you take us through you’re mix and track selection. Any particular tracks that you can’t stop playing, and which of these rock the dance floors?

The mix starts off with some tracks from Pe & Ban, Reaky’s Remix of Lee Haslam and Gary Maguire. Nothing too intense but retaining a nice amount of energy. The mix then takes a step up with three tracks in a row from one of my favourite artists David Moleon. Definitely not for the faint hearted. I then begin to take the mix on a more tech trance route with tracks from myself, Mark Leanings, Peter Plaznik and Jamie Walker. I also made a special edit of my own track Ridiculous and John O’Callaghan’s Raw Deal especially for the CD, this track has being huge in my sets. After this the mix descends into out and out proper trance, uplifting with bags of energy. There is a brand new track from myself and Jamie Walker, Mark Leanings, Daniel Kandi, John O’Callaghan, Ronny K, TrancEye, Defcon Audio and I finish up with a track from Monada that is sure to put a smile on your face entitled Sunny Day. A nice way to finish up the CD.

6. Which DJ’s and producers are you currently backing and why?

Sebastian Brandt, Jamie Walker, John O’Callaghan, TrancEye, Will Atkinson, James Dymond, David Moleon, Indecent Noise, Tom Colontonio, and Arctic Moon.
To be honest I am really on a trance buzz at the moment and I can almost feel myself taking a step back from the techy stuff to focus on some brand new material that will be based on the trance of older days.

7. As well as performing solo, you are also half the duo Indecent Kearnage, can you tell us more and how you would describe your sound?

The Indecent KEARNAGE sound is all about the amalgamation of a huge amount of sounds and the combination of trance and techno. There are a lot of mash-up’s, SMASH-UP’s, edits, reworks and remixes. It’s music for the dancefloor with minimal breaks.

8. From within the studio, what can we expect in the near future from Bryan Kearney? Any forthcoming remixes or collaborations we should watch out for?

I have recently just purchased a brand new studio PC that I have yet to get up and running so you can expect a significant increase in the amount of tracks from myself and indeed a huge improvement in terms of overall sound. I have being extremely limited with my production PC until now as it is six years old and struggles to cope with my demands but I’ve always been able to get the most out of it. I am going to focus on more brand new trance originals, proper high energy trance. I have started a number of new projects that will be unleashed when I get my new PC. I will be working on a remix of Centurion for John O’Callaghan, a new track with Jamie Walker is in the works and I will also be working on the follow up to Ong Namo. To be honest I don’t think I’ve made anything near what I’m capable of producing yet so it’s an exciting and challenging time for myself. I think I can step things up a level or two.

9. So you’re just back from India, how was it?

It was an incredible experience for myself. I was treated so well by the guys from TFI and they were unbelievably hospitable to me and made me feel right at home. I was also impressed by how passionate they were about music, they were really clued up and knew their stuff. They run events purely out of passion for music so I really love playing for promoters like that, it makes it extra special. I played in two cities, Mumbai on the Friday night and then in Hyderabad on the Saturday night. Both gigs were fantastic and it was great for me to play an extended set. I played in total for almost five hours over the course of the two nights and I recorded both sets. You can download them via my Facebook artist page. I’d also like to apologize for vomiting all over the VIP room in Hyderabad as I had far too much spicy food and far too much beer and whiskey so apologies to the cleaners for that one.

10. Your DJ diary & schedule has blossomed in recent years, looking back what would you say has been your favourite performance and going forward what are you excited for?

I don’t think I could pick a particular event as there have been so many amazing nights in recent times. I suppose the most important one so far was my performance at Sunrise Festival in Poland in 2008. I was playing alongside the likes of Armin, Tiesto and so many other huge names. I was completely unknown over there at that time and I ended up winning Best Set at the entire festival. This achievement was made all the better because it was voted for by the attendees of the event. The live recording of the event began to spread on the internet and to be honest I still consider it to be one of my best performances. Other notable events include Eurofest 2010, playing all the major nights in the UK and playing the final set ever at Inside Out. I’ve been extremely lucky to play at so many nights and I’m looking forward to expanding and progressing in the future.

11. Finally, can you tell us where we can go to tune in, and catch more Bryan Kearney?

You can catch me every single month on Afterhours.FM with my KEARNAGE show. The show takes place at 17.00 GMT on the 4th Saturday of each month. The show is also available as a monthly Podcast on iTunes. My LIVE sets are always available via my Facebook artist page – HERE and you can keep up to date with where I am playing by keeping an eye on my website – HERE “

Read the original interview here

In 2005 Armin van Buuren released his 2nd artist album Shivers and his A State of Trance radio program was well underway to becoming what it is today, the #1 source of trance music available to the general public.  Below is a nice set from the same year, recorded from the annual Red City music festival held on a beach in Eilat, Israel. This mix features several songs from his Shivers album, including the classic balearic tune Zocalo as the intro track. What I like about this set is the way Armin builds it up from start to finish, which is something I haven’t heard from him in a while. The first ten tracks or so are very low-key and progessive, the middle of the set gets pretty techy, and then the uplifting tunes are brought in at the end. I love this formula for planning sets, and I wish all DJ’s would follow this more often. One possible reason why Armin doesn’t do this anymore is because he is always the main act and usually has to play with more energy, or it could be due to the changing shift in audience expectations. It seems like nowadays most DJ’s like to play one banger after another, and that is what the crowd has come to expect. Has building sets become a lost art? I sure don’t hope so, but at least we have these older mixes to fall back on.

Armin van Buuren – Live at Red City (Eilat, Israel) on April 8, 2005
01 Armin van Buuren feat. Gabriel & Dresden – Zocalo
02 D-Formation – Signs & Portents (Original BF’s Version)
03 Andy Moor – Halcyon
04 Matthew Dekay – Digifruitella
05 Eye Wall – Bad Deal (Remy & Roland Klinkenberg Remix)
06 Matthew Dekay vs. Proluctors – Bad
07 ID – ID
08 Alex Stealthy – Able To Forget
09 Eluna – Severance (Markus Schulz & Elevation Remix)
10 Blank & Jones – Perfect Silence (E-Craig Remix)
11 Randy Katana – Pleasure Island (Dub Mix)
12 Scott Mac – Damager 02 (Mac Zimms Remix)
13 Mr. Sam – Lyteo (Rank 1 Remix)
14 B&W – Mistaken (Fictivision Remix)
15 Armin van Buuren – Communication (Part 3) (Midor & Six4Eight Remix)
16 Police – Message In A Bottle (Sander van Doorn Remix)
17 Hammer & Bennett – Language (Santiago Nino Dub Tech Mix)
18 Armin van Buuren – Shivers (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Dub Mix)
19 Inertia – The Chamber
20 Bart Claessen – Playmo
21 Robert Gitelman – Children Of The Sun
22 Marcel Woods – Cherry Blossom
23 Daniel B – God’s Keyboard (Coldware Remix)
24 Rank 1 – Top Gear
25 TDR – Squelch (SVD Remix)
26 Out Of The Past – Mystery (Fred Baker vs. Vincent Gozack Mix)
27 Armin van Buuren feat. Jan Vayne – Serenity (Signum Remix)
28 Armin van Buuren – Shivers (Original Mix)

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