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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

EDC 2011 – Friday

Ok here we go, this will be my biggest post to date as I have uploaded two and a half gigs of EDM goodness in live-set format, all mixed together by your favorite DJs. The Electric Daisy Carnival has grown into the biggest party in North America, and this year’s Las Vegas celebration brought in more than 200,000 attendees over the three-day event last month. That’s pretty amazing by any of today’s concert standards, and Insomniac Events has outdone itself again through the detailed planning and execution of this monstrous party. Make sure you check out the links to the pictures and videos from the event because the production was pretty bad ass. Six stages featuring hundreds of performers and an unlimited supply of great DJ’s will always result in a good time. Unfortunately not everyone’s set was recorded, but I am sharing as many as I can get my hands on.  The music is split up into their respective days, so there is a separate post for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s shows. Big, BIG thanks to Razorator who ripped these sets from Sirius XM’s Electric Area channel. As always these tracklists are in constant need of updating, so any help with them would be much appreciated. Download links can be found at the bottom of each post.

EDC 2010: The Music

Rukes (pictures)
Asamatterofakt (youtube vids)
Nartnoside (youtube vids)

Friday – June 24, 2011

01 Wippenberg – Pong
02 Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangelli Remix)
03 David Tort vs. Madonna – Jack Music Up (Promise Land Mash-Up)
04 Wippenberg – Phoenix
05 Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World (Alesso Remix)
06 Sander van Doorn – Reach Out (Thomas Gold Remix) w/ Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello & Laidback Luke feat. Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind (Acapella)
07 Wippenberg – U R

The Crystal Method

01 Daft Punk – The Grid ( The Crystal Method Remix )
02 ID
03 Far Too Loud – Start The Party
04 Etienne De Crecy – Hope (Djedjotronic Remix)
05 ID
06 Yolanda B Cool & DCUP – We=EF=BB=BF No Speak Americano (ID Rem= ix)
07 ID
08 ID
09 Depeche Mode – Strangelove (ID Remix)
10 Far Too Loud – Wake Up LA
11 ID
12 ACDC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (ID Remix)
13 The Beatles – Come Together (A. Skillz Remix)
14 ID
15 Afrojack – Polkadots 2010 (Oliver Twizt Remix)
16 Crystal Method – Busy Child (Live Edit)
17 Black Sabbath – War Pigs (Remix)

Christopher Lawrence
(set starts about 3 minutes in)

Roger Sanchez

01 Roger Sanchez feat. Mobin Master & MC Flipside – Worldwide
02 ID w/ Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Acappella)
03 ID w/ Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream (Acappella)
04 Cajmere – Percolator (ID Remix) w/ Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acappella)
05 Da Hool – Meet Her At The Love Parade w/ ID w/ Pendulum – The Island, Part 2 (Acappella)
06 Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Crowd Is Jumping Remix) w/ Afrojack & Bobby Burns – Bungee
07 ID w/ The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army w/ Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Otherside
08 Tristan Garner & Gregori Klosman – Fuckin’ Down w/ ID
09 ID w/ Robin S – Show Me Love w/ Green Velvet – Flash
10 Deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire – Ghosts N Stuff w/ Powers That Be feat. Roland Clark – Planet Rock (Acappella) w/ ID
11 Afrojack – Pacha On Acid
12 ID w/ Daft Punk – Technologic (Acappella)
12 ID w/ ID (Acappella)
13 Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello
14 ID w/ Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
15 ID
16 Avicii – Penguin w/ Shakedown – At Night (Acappella)
17 ID w/ Green Velvet – Flash (Acappella)
18 Mobin Master – In My House

Cosmic Gate

01 Red Carpet – Alright 2011 (Marcus Schossow Remix) (Intro Mix)
02 Arty – Around The World
03 Marco V – Unprepared (Marcel Woods Remix)
04 Cosmic Gate – Barra
05 Motorcycle vs. Sander van Doorn – As The Daisy Comes (Azotti Mashup)
06 Ferry Corsten – Punk (Cosmic Gate Remix)
07 Jurgen Vries – The Theme (Remix)
08 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon (Club Mix)
09 Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – Raging (Alexander Popov Dub Mix)
10 Cirez D’s On Off vs. Empire Of The Sun’s We Are The People ( Thomas Gold Rerub)
11 Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate Back 2 The Future Remix)
12 Beat Service – Outsider
13 Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space (Cosmic Gate Back 2 The Future Remix)

Manufactured Superstars

Steve Aoki

01 Angger Dimas – Hey Freak!
02 Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon – Turbulence
03 The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9
04 The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki feat. Refused – New Noise
05 Cyberpunkers – Fuck The System (Designer Drugs Remix)
06 ID
07 N.A.S.A feat. Kanye West, Lykke Li & Santigold – Gifted (Steve Aoki Remix)
08 ID
09 The Bloody Beetroots – Warp 7.7
10 Diddy-Dirty Money ft. Skylar Grey vs. Nari & Milani – Kendo Coming Home (DJMAKJ Bootleg)
11 Diplo – ID
12 Steve Aoki feat. ZuperBlahq – I’m In The House
13 Steve Aoki & Afrojack – No Beef (Vocal Mix)
14 AutoErotique – Turn Up The Volume
15 ID
16 ID
17 Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson – Wake Up Call
18 ID
19 Greig – In The Hall of The Mountain King (ID Remix)
20 Kid Cudi feat. MGMT & Ratatatat – Persuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)
21 Travis Barker feat. Steve Aoki – Misfits
22 ID
23 ID

Sander van Doorn

01 Sander van Doorn – Koko w/ Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa
02 Felix Da Housecat pres. Thee Nese Djouma Project – Zaman (Moguai Remix)
03 Alex Kenji, Starkillers & Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Remix)
04 ID (8min40sec)
05 Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
06 Nari & Milani – Kendo
07 Sander van Doorn – Intro (XX Booty Mix) w/ Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
08 ID (26min20sec)
09 Ferry Corsten – Punk (Arty Rock-n-Rolla Remix)
10 Calvin Harris – Awooga [Fly Eye]
11 ID (35min30sec)
12 Sander van Doorn feat. Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness
13 ID (43min20sec)
14 La Fuente – Bang Bang
15 Avicii – Penguin w/ Jordy Lishious – Lump
17 Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix)
18 Bassjackers – Mush, Mush
19 ID (1h50sec)
20 Jacob Van Hage – Spotfire
21 The Killers – Spaceman (Sander van Doorn Remix)
22 Laidback Luke – My GOD (Guns On Demo)
23 Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400 (Setrise Remix)
24 Bart Claessen – Fantomah
25 Diddy Dirty Money feat. Skylar Gray – Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) w/ Cirez D – On Off

Download Wippenberg’s set here
Download The Crystal Method’s set here
Download Christopher Lawrence’s set here
Download Roger Sanchez’ set here
Download Cosmic Gate’s set here
Download the Manufactured Superstars’ set here
Download Steve Aoki’s set here
Download Sander van Doorn’s set here

EDC 2011 – Saturday
EDC 2011 – Sunday

ASOT 500 (album)

Holy shit these ASOT milestone parties are getting crazy! With a crapload of DJs traveling across 5 different continents over a span of 5 eventful nights, trance music was in serious overdrive as Armin van Buuren hosted one of the most massive series of parties ever. There’s no way I am going to upload all of the sets onto my amateur blog, but I have included a link at the bottom of this post which is a great source for this event’s music and tracklists. What I am sharing is the 5 disc set (5 seems to be the magical number here) which Armada has put together to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the A State of Trance radio show. This time traveling compilation is excellent because it features 5 well-established artists, all of whom have chosen some really, really  nice throwbacks played throughout the history of ASOT. Each DJ brings their own style to the table, and I’m honestly having a hard time picking my favorite set. Markus and Andy’s mixes are really deep and proggy, while Paul Oakenfold and Cosmic Gate showcase many time-honored trance hits. Armin does a nice job mixing new hits with vintage tunes. This isn’t a collection where the DJ gets to play their own productions, rather it is a true look back at some of the best trance songs from the past decade. The plethora of classics in this one is almost overwhelming, and I genuinely enjoyed this release more than all of the live sets combined. Speaking of which, most of the DJs put on pretty good performances, but too many of them used a lot of fluffy tracks and a few played some really cheesy mashups. I am however extremely impressed with this collection, and it is quite easily one of the best albums released this year.

Disc 1 – Armin van Buuren
01 Gaia – Tuvan (Intro Mix)
02 Adam White & Andy Moor presents Whiteroom – The White Room
03 Above & Beyond – No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
04 Arksun – Arisen
05 Galen Behr vs Hydroid – Carabella (Galen Behr vs Orjan Nilsen Remix)
06 Peter Martijn Wijnia presents Majesta vs DJ Shah feat. Adrina Thrope – Who Will Find Me In The End (Armin van Buuren Mash Up)
07 Enmass – CQ (Seek You)
08 Dogzilla – Without You (John O’Callaghan Remix) (Armin van Buuren Edit)
09 L.S.G. – Netherworld (Oliver Prime Remix)
10 Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Walk The Edge (Alex M.O.R.P.H. B2B Woody van Eyden Mix)
11 Robert Nickson – Spiral
12 Stoneface & Terminal – Stardust vs Dash Berlin with Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Man On The Run vs Rex Mundi feat. Susana – Nothing At All (Armin van Buuren Mash Up)
13 Sophie Sugar vs Sunlounger – Lost Together (Armin van Buuren Mash Up)
14 Selu Vibra – Divine
15 Armin van Buuren presents Gaia – Status Excessu D (ASOT 500 Theme)

Disc 2 – Paul Oakenfold
1 Grace – Not Over Yet (Robert Vadney Remix)
2 Interstate – I Found You
3 Peter Martin presents Anthanasia – Perfect Wave
4 Chakra – Home
5 Ascension – Someone (Robert Vadney Remix)
6 Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun (Roman Hunter Remix)
7 Solarstone – Seven Cities (V-One’s Living Cities Remix)
8 Planet Perfecto – Bullet In A Gun (Nat Monday Remix)
9 Insigma – Open Our Eyes
10 Paul Oakenfold feat. Matt Goss – Firefly (Nat Monday Remix)
11 Paul Oakenfold – Tokyo
12 DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Access

Disc 3 – Markus Schulz
01 Interstate – Remember Me (Shawn Mitiska & Tyler Michaud Remix)
02 Audioholics – External Key
03 Perry O’Neil – Wave Force
04 Three Drives On A Vinyl – Greece 2000 (Markus Schulz Big Room Remix)
05 Rex Mundi vs Ronski Speed feat. Sir Adrian – The Perspective Space (Markus Schulz Mash Up)
06 Funabashi – Daylight
07 Probspot – Blueberry
08 Mark Otten – Tranquility  (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)
09 Airwave – When Things Go Wrong
10 Albion – Air
11 Mr. Pit – Shana (Duderstadt Progressive Dub)
12 Elevation – Biscayne
13 Bedrock – Heaven Scent

Disc 4 – Cosmic Gate
01 Viframa – Cristalle (Katana’s Intro Mix)
02 Darren Tate vs Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In
03 Young Parisians feat. Ben Lost – Jump The Next Train (Kyau vs Albert Remix)
04 DJ Ton TB – Dream Machine (Marco V Mix)
05 Basic Dawn – Pure Thrust (NU NRG Remix)
06 Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – I Feel Wonderful
07 Solar Stone – Solarcoaster
08 Pulser – My Religion
09 Rank 1 – Airwave
10 Plastic Boy – Silver Bath
11 Reeloop – Fucking Society
12 Cosmic Gate – Ultra Curve
13 Jurgen Vries – The Theme (Dumonde Remix)
14 Vincent De Moor – Fly Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Disc 5 – Andy Moor
01 Rio Addicts – Crossroads
02 Ridgewalkers feat. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix)
03 Yilmaz Althanan – Eighties
04 RR Workshop – Electrolux
05 Super8 & Tab – Helsinki Scorchin’
06 Andy Moor vs Orkidea – Yearzero (Andy Moor’s First Light Mix)
07 Niklas Harding presents Arcane – Ice Beach
08 David West feat. Andreas Hermansson – Larry Mountains 54
09 Andy Moor – Halcyon
10 Lange feat. Sarah Howells – Out Of The Sky (Kyau & Albert Remix)
11 Lange vs Gareth Emery – Another You Another Me
12 Hammer & Bennett – Language
13 Maor Levi – Reflect
14 Rex Mundi – Sunrise In Ibiza (Drive Mix)

Check out the recorded live sets from all of the events here

Buy this album here

Do You Dream? The Remixes

As far as I can remember, remix albums have always been better than their original release. This is probably due to the wider range of sound that comes naturally with the variety of remixers. This phenomenon can be applied to this album as well, although I do prefer some of the original versions from Markus’ latest album. This release includes only one remix for each of the 16 tracks in the album, so there are a handful of remixes which didn’t make it onto here, such as Omnia’s remix of Surreal, Artento Divini’s remix of Away, The Space Rockerz’ remix of Rain, Lost Stories’ remix of Dark Heart Waiting, and Eelke Kleijn remix of Not the Same. Of course the EPs for these singles include all the versions, so look for those if this album isn’t enough for you. I like how almost all of the artists here are Coldharbour-related, so it’s nice to see Markus sharing the work amongst his entire crew. Most of these tunes have already been played here and there on the Global DJ Broadcast, but it’s nice to have them all packaged into one mix. Check out the continuous DJ mix below.

Markus Schulz – Do You Dream? The Remixes

01 Alpha State (Mike Foyle Remix)
02 Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)
03 Rain (Phynn Remix)
04 Dark Heart Waiting (Jochen Miller Remix)
05 Not the Same (Carlo Resoort Remix)
06 Do You Dream (Ferry Corsten Remix)
07 Last Man Standing (Karanda Remix)
08 Surreal (Moonbeam Remix)
09 Unsaid (Big Room Club Mix)
10 Lifted (Tenishia Remix)
11 Perception (Super8 & Tab Remix)
12 The New World (Barnes & Heatcliff Remix)
13 Lightwave (Club Mix)
14 65.4Hz (Mr. Pit Remix)
15 What Could Have Been (Tucandeo Remix)
16 Goodbye (DNS Project Remix)
17 Continuous DJ Mix

Here’s something fun for the weekend, Cosmic Gate’s Essential Mix from earlier this week. Nic and Bossi have been busy guys lately, and this mix pretty much wraps up everything they have been doing. There’s tracks from their latest album, a couple of reworks, and some very nice remixes in here. My favorites in this one include Wippenberg’s Phoenix, the remix of Heaven Scent, and the Alexander Popov remix of Raging. Monday Bar and Exploration of Space are always nice to hear, and the CG remix of Robbie Rivera’s Departures is also pretty awesome. I love it when Essential Mixes are done right, and this one certainly fits the bill. Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

Cosmic Gate – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (February 12, 2011)
01 Essential Mix – Intro [00:00]
02 Maor Levi – Reflect (Jerome Isma-Ae & Daniel Portman Remix / Cosmic Gate’s Essential Intro Edit) [02:07]
03 Wippenberg – Phoenix [03:33]
04 Moguai – We Want Your Soul (Thomas Gold Remix) [09:33]
05 Dune – Heiress of Valentina (Alesso Remix) [13:17]
06 Mat Zo – Synapse Dynamic (Arty Remix) [18:03]
07 Above & Beyond – Sun & Moon [23:00]
08 Bedrock – Heaven Scent (Flashtech Prog Mix) [28:23]
09 Whiteroom feat. Amy Cooper – Someday (Orjan Nilsen Remix) [32:02]
10 Cosmic Gate – Back To Earth (Arty Remix) [37:29]
11 Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – Raging (Alexander Popov Remix) [43:47]
12 Tiesto vs. Hardwell – Zero76 [49:51]
13 Nadia Ali – Rapture (Tristan Garner Remix) [53:23]
14 Robbie Rivera feat. Lizzie Curious – Departures (Cosmic Gate Remix) [58:52]
15 Jose Amnesia feat. Jennifer Rene – Louder (Alex Morph Remix) [63:29]
16 Jochen Miller – U And Eye [69:33]
17 Cirez D vs. Empire of the Sun – On Off vs. We Are People (Thomas Gold Rerub) [73:26]
18 Dada Life – White Noise, Red Meat [78:35]
19 Markus Schulz feat. Sir Adrian – Away (Cosmic Gate Remix) [82:00]
20 Mat Zo – Back In Time [87:43]
21 Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Cosmic Gates Back 2 The Future Remix) [95:07]
22 Ferry Corsten – Punk (Cosmic Gate Essential Rework) [100:42]
23 Nic Chagall – Monday Bar (TE ReEdit) [105:16]
24 Claessen & Martens – The Man Who Knew Too Much [110:02]
25 Cosmic Gate – Exploration of Space (Cosmic Gates Back 2 The Future Remix) [115:05]

Download the set here

Cosmic Gate – Back 2 The Future

Cosmic Gate Back 2 The Future

This week the renowned trance duo of Cosmic Gate released this special commemorative double-disc album on Black Hole Recordings. This exciting release features 21 remixes of their old classics from 1993-2003. It’s pretty much a tribute to the first generation of Cosmic Gate sound with a contemporary twist on it. Let’s hear what the boys from Germany have to say about this album…

Bossi states, ‘Back 2 The Future is an album born largely out of necessity for us. Wherever we DJ, we’re always inundated with requests to play tracks from the first two Cosmic Gate albums. As time goes by, sounds change and have been re-arranged, and it’s become progressively tougher to program these classic tracks into our live sets. We still love them…but in their current form, they no longer sit right. We decided to remedy the situation.’ Nic Chagall continues, ‘We thought we’d start by testing the waters with a couple of tracks that we’d reworked to play out, and the responses we got were really something. That pushed us towards doing a full album. Bossi and I are inspired by so many different types of electronic dance music, so while we wanted plenty of trance remixes on there, we also felt it would be good to spread the remixes wide and bring other genres of EDM into play.’

Well played guys… it must be nice knowing that all of your previous work has been appreciated, and there is no better way to show appreciation in the EDM world than with a killer remix. Check out some of my favorites from this album below…

Exploration of Space (Back 2 the Future Remix)
I think I was expecting a little bit too much from this remix because I was somewhat disappointed after a listen through. The original version that came out in 2001 is one of my favorite trance songs of all time, and my homie Chris can attest to this because this song (and Major League’s Wonder) used to be the jam whenever we hot-boxed my car back in the day. With this kind of affair it’s always going to be hard to top it, so unfortunately this remix was going to be a let-down no matter what. However, it’s still a great modern portrayal and one of the better songs in this album.

Fire Wire (Back 2 the Future Remix)
When this song first came out, it helped define the hard trance scene emanating from Germany. This remix did not fall far from the tree, as it still hits harder than ever.

Fire Wire (Rank 1 Remix)
This new remix doesn’t hold a candle to the Scot Project version, but its funky rendition still deserves to be heard.
Back to Earth (Jochen Miller Remix)
You have probably heard the Arty remix of this song already, but I dig this one a little bit more. This remix has that typical Jochen Miller imprint which has really developed these past few years.
Human Beings (Estiva Remix)
Here is a nice groovy remix which sounds pretty tame compared to the original. Estiva adds his signature warm sound to it which I like better than the other two Arnej remixes found on this album.

The Truth (Cold Blue Remix)
Not a bad attempt by Cold Blue. I’m used to his softer, melodic style which in this case tones down the original a bit.

The Drums (Markus Schulz Remix)
Markus has been playing this one in his radio show for a few weeks now, and I’m glad to finally get my hands on it. This remix sounds similar to the original with the pounding bassline and is a nice tribute to the very first Cosmic Gate single.

The Drums (Robbie Rivera Juicy Mofo Remix)
Here’s a nice little house interpretation by Robbie Rivera. It doesn’t have that hard-hitting sound as the original does, but it’s surely better suited for the clubs.
Melt to the Ocean (John O’Callaghan’s Main Room Remix)
This remix is savage, and is definitely one of my favorites in this album. It’s hard to go wrong with a killer bassline and nice reworked melody. The original came out as the B-side to Exploration of Space, and John O’Callaghan does an excellent job on the remix.

Raging feat. Jan Johnston (Alexander Popov Vocal Remix)
Here is the big surprise of the album. I was very impressed by this remix as it totally blows the original out of the water. This album also contains the dub version if the vocals are too much for you, but I like this one just fine.

Trance Around the World 350: The Music

Check out the music from this memorable event…

Boom Jinx
01. ID
02. ID
03. ID
04. Parker & Hanson – Alquimia (Andrew Bayer Remix)
05. BT – The Emergency – (Marcus Schossow Remix)
06. A&B – Thing Called Love (Andrew Bayer Remix)
07. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – Keyboard Cowboys
08. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – Fracture
09. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer vs. Trifonic & Matt Lange – Quadcore

01. Interplay – Ignition
02. Suspect 44 – Japanese Schoolgirls
03. Mango – Here We Go (Jaytech Remix)
04. Soundprank – The Far Side
05. Roddy Reynaert – Fremou
06. Sunny Lax pres 1986 – Big Fat Kiss
07. Mekki Martin – Straight Lights
08. Jaytech – Pyramid (Dinka Remix)
09. Playton – Silence
10. Spooky – Belong (Sasha Involver Remix / Soundprank Edit)
Cosmic Gate
01. ID
02. Age of Love – Age of Love (Wippenberg Remix)
03. Armin van Buuren Feat Christian Burns – This Light Between Us (Remix)
04. Cosmic Gate Barra (Extended Mix)
05. Susana And Josh Gabriel – Frozen (Nic Chagall Remix)
06. Cosmic Gate – Human Beings (ID Remix)
07. Cosmic Gate – Back to Earth (Jochen Miller Remix)
08. ID
09. James Horner – I See You (Cosmic Gate Remix)
10. Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton – Rain (Cosmic Gate Remix)
11. Cosmic Gate – Fire Wire (Cosmic Gate’s Back 2 The Future Remix)
12. Cosmic Gate – Back to Earth (Arty Remix)
13. Markus Schulz feat. Sir Adrian – Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)
14. Cosmic Gate – Exploration of Space (Cosmic Gate’s Back 2 The Future Remix)
15. OceanLab – Sirens of The Sea (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Above & Beyond
01. Mark Eteson feat. Aruna – Let Go (Nic Chagall Remix)
02. Mat Zo – Superman
03. Vinny Troia Feat Jaidene Veda – Do For Love (Matt Lange Remix)
04. Maor Levi – Reflect (Jerome Isma Ae & Daniel Portman Remix)
05. Miguel Bose – Por Ti (Above & Beyond Remix)
06. Above & Beyond – ID
07. Mat Zo – Synapse Dynamics (Arty Remix)
08. Above & Beyond vs. Kyau & Albert – Anphonic w/ Alone Tonight (Above & Beyond Mashup)
09. The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony (ID Remix)
10. Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun And Moon
11. Arty – Zara
12. Sunny Lax – P.U.M.A. (Mat Zo Remix)
13. Above & Beyond vs Gareth Emery – On A Good Day (Metropolis)
14. Lange – Harmonic Motion (Genix Remix)
15. Morgan Page vs 4 Strings – The Longest Sundown (Mark Eteson Mashup)
16. Super8 & Tab – Helsinki Scorchin (Bart Claessen Remix)
17. Above & Beyond feat Ashley Tomberlin – Can’t Sleep (Super8 & Tab Remix)
18. Reflekt vs Arty – Need To Feel Hope (Above & Beyond Remix)
19. Andrew Bayer – From The Earth (Breakfast Remix)
20. Nitrous Oxide – Downforce
21. ID
22. Oceanlab – Satellite (Original Mix)
23. Bart Claessen & Dave Schiemann – Madness (Nitrous Oxide Remix)
24. Smith & Pledger – Northern Lights (Breakfast Remix)
25. Above & Beyond feat Richard Bedford – A Thing Called Love
26. ID

Super8 & Tab
01. Super8 & Tab feat Julie Thompson – My Enemy
02. Super8 & Tab feat Jan Burton – Empire (Craig Connelly Remix)
03. Aalto – 5
04. Ronski Speed feat Ana Criado – A Sign
05. M.I.K.E. – Art Of Love (Protoculture Remix)
06. Lange – Harmonic Motion
07. Markus Schulz feat Justine Suissa – Perception (Super8 & Tab Remix)
08. Daniel Kandi – Breathe (7 Skies Remix)
09. Super8 & Tab feat Julie Thompson – My Enemy (Club Mix)
10. Super8 & Tab feat Jan Burton – Mercy
11. Signalrunners feat Julie Thompson – These Shoulders (Andy Moor Remix)
12. Above & Beyond feat Ashley Tomberlin – Can’t Sleep (Super 8 & Tab Remix)

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Music from Trance Around the World 300

Trance Around the World 350

Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate, Super 8 & Tab, and Jaytech………….who’s going?

Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 14th and 9:00am PSD

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Here’s a set from Nic and Bossi from Trance Energy in 2003. This party also featured artists such as Johan Gielen, Joop, Gygnus X, Tomcraft, Kai Tracid, and Creamteam, but I believe this Cosmic Gate set was the best. It’s hard to believe that some of these songs are so old already, especially since I still occasionally listen to some of them today. There’s actually a new version of Airport, produced this year by Randy Katana. Tunes by Scot Project are always nice, especially when they’re played loud in a big room. Legacy will always be a classic to me, and the same goes for Geilomat. This old school CG style sure carries a lot more energy compared to their new style, but it just goes to show you how much trance has changed within the past decade. Hearing the crowd reaction to The Truth is nothing short of amazing; the crowd must have felt the same way I did when I heard them spin Exploration of Space. Relive the excitement of Trance Energy 2003 with the set below.

Cosmic Gate @ Trance Energy 2003 (Utrecht, Netherlands)
00 Intro
01 Armani and Ghost – Airport (Essential DJ Team Remix)
02 DJ Scot Project – R (The Rock)
03 Saltwater – The Legacy (Alphazone remix)
04 OGP – What If (Original mix)
05 Dave Joy – First Impression (Dave 202 & Phil Green remix)
06 Lambda – Hold On Tight (Nalin and Kane remix)
07 Syntone – Can’t Believe It (Silverblue remix)
08 Cosmic Gate – The Truth (Original mix)
09 The Matrix – Protect the Innocent (Creamteam remix)
10 Geilomatics – Geilomat (S.H.O.K.K. remix)

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Cosmic Gate- Back 2 Back 4

Coming off a hot 2009, the trance duo Cosmic Gate has a lot to prove this year. Here is the fourth installment of their compilation series titled Back 2 Back. Nic and Bossi have put together a 2 disc album which includes some of the hottest songs at the moment. The first disc starts off chill and serves as a great introduction to the second disc. It includes new tracks from producers such as First State, Blake Jarrell, and Ashley Wallbridge. The Cosmic Gate style is in full effect, and the flow definitely builds like one of their trademark sets. The second CD starts off with their latest hit titled Barra, which has elements of South America produced into it. Honestly it sounds pretty similar to another Nic Chagall track, but I am glad they are paying tribute to the neighborhood of Barra in Rio de Janeiro, where this entire album was put together.  The rest of the second mix brings out the techy side of CG, and it ends with a handful of pretty sweet songs. Their steady, phatty basslines and deep melodies can be heard throughout the mixes, and if you are a fan of their sets, you will surely enjoy this one. Out soon on Black Hole Recordings, this album is packed full with serious tunes for the serious listener.

Disc 1:
01. Mike Shiver & Aruna – Everywhere You Are (Duderstadt Remix)
02. Glenn Morrison – Another Suggestion
03. Moonbeam featuring Daniel Mimra – Look Around
04. Boy Hagemann – Night Vision (Original Mix)
05. Patric La Funk – Calisto
06. Blake Jarrell – Galapagos
07. Jason Van Wyk – Once Again (Original Mix)
08. Estiva & Temple One – November Lovely (Estiva Mix)
09. Kyau & Albert – I Love You (Cosmic Gate Remix)
10. Lost Stories – Flight 447
11. First State – Cape Point
12. Michael Angelo & Solo ft. Denise Rivera – Alone (Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
13. Alex Armes – Hypnotize (Original Mix)
14. Spartaque & Slava Flash – Open Air

Disc 2:
01. Cosmic Gate – Barra (Extended Mix)
02. David Forbes – Katsu (Original Mix)
03. Mat Zo – 24 Hours (Oliver Smith Mix)
04. Lange presents Firewall – Wanderlust
05. Alexander Popov – Metropolis (Original Mix)
06. Rank 1 vs Jochen Miller – The Great Escape (Extended)
07. DJ Eco presents Pacheco – Staring At The Sea (Original Mix)
08. Marco V ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Coming Back (Nic Chagall Remix)
09. Cosmic Gate – London Rain (Back 2 Back 4 ReDub)
10. Jer Martin – Ten Minutes To Midnight (Original Club Mix)
11. George Acosta ft. Fisher – Tearing Me Apart (DNS Project Remix)
12. Ron van den Beuken vs Crossed Eyes – Terminal 44 (MDJ Remix)
13. Ronski Speed – Denva
14. Swen Weber – Xonque (Julian Vegas Remix)