Tag Archive: Ibiza

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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John O’Callaghan is one of my favorite trance DJs to hear live. His sets are always full of energy and the mixing is on point. His track selection is pretty consistent, with fast uplifting trance as the central theme. It seems like there is never a dull point in his mixes as the energy of every track flows well into the next. He commonly spins tracks from the Subculture, Discover, and Vandit labels, so you see many of those artists in his tracklists. Here we have two live mixes recorded a month apart from the club Cream in Ibiza.  The June 16th event was the opening party for this summer, and that event featured an epic lineup of Paul van Dyk, Sander van Doorn, and John O’Callaghan. The July event featured Eddie Halliwell and Above & Beyond along with JOC. Upcoming shows are scheduled for the next three Thursdays on September 8th, the 15th, and then 22nd. I do not have the tracklist to the July set, so please share it with me if you have it. 

Live at Cream, Ibiza (June 16, 2011) (Subculture 57)
01 O’Callaghan & Ottaviani – Ride The Wave
02 Patterson & Downey – Come To Me
03 Castaneda – Floor Control (Ottaviani Rmx)
04 Chris Metcalfe – Calla Bassa
05 Lexicon 4 – Reach For Me (Activa Rework)
06 JOC & Betsie Larkin – Save This Moment (Gareth Emery Remix)
07 Simon Patterson – Whiplash
08 Tom Colontonio – I Am The Sun
09 Neal Scarborough – Sequoia (Daniel Kandi Rmx)
10 JOC vs. Timmy & Tommy – Talk To Me (Activa’s Solar Movement Rmx)
11 Sebastian Brandt – Ashes
12 Paul Van Dyk – We’re Alive
13 Monada – Sunny Day
14 A.R.D.I – Memories
15 Simon Patterson – Backstab
16 JOC – Psychic Sensor
17 Second Sun – Empire (PvD Rmx)
19 Arctic Moon – Adelaide
20 Agnelli & Nelson – Everyday
21 John O’Callaghan feat. Sarah Howells vs. Threshold vs. Jamie Walker – Sektor V Yourself a Mind Game (JOC Noodle)
22 Nu NRG – Dreamland

John O’Callghan – Live at Cream, Ibiza (July 2011)

Download the June mix here

Download the July mix here

Carl Cox at Space: The Revolution

I was in the mood for some techno this Tuesday morning so I started playing this recently released album by Carl Cox. Carl is one of those dependable DJs where you always know what you’re going to get. His work spans across the entire spectrum from tech-house to techno with soul and tribal influences layered in between, and he always blends everything together in a tasteful manner. It seems like he has been doing his thing for ages , as his career has been around for as long as I have been alive. With such a storied history under his belt, he has undoubtedly played at thousands of clubs all around the world. One of these places is club Space in Ibiza, and he has previously released a couple of albums under the Space theme. This summer he and Space have reunited again and released this two disc album to celebrate his Revolution Tour. The first disc is labeled Space Classics, and it contains a lot of the vintage tunes Carl used to play at the club. The second disc is mixed with modern jams that Carl currently plays from his vast repertoire. If you get a chance to see him in Ibiza this summer, make sure you do so because he has already teamed up with notable DJs such as Umek, Dubfire, Moby, Mark Knight, Richie Hawtin, Fatboy Slim, and Marco Bailey to create some insane party nights.

CD1 – Space Classics
01 Danny Marquez & Ferry B – Afrocatalans (Original Mix)
02 Superchumbo – Dirtyfilthy feat. Celeda
03 Green Velvet – Destination Unknown
04 Roman Flgel – Gehts Noch?
05 Eric Prydz & Steve Angello – Woz Not Woz
06 Redroche vs. Armstrong – Make Your Move (Antoine Clamaran Mix)
07 Josh Wink – 516 Acid
08 Sebastien Leger – Bad Clock
09 Carl Cox & Christian Smith – Dirty Bass
10 Alter Ego – Rocker
11 Deetron – Decipher Language
12 Octave One – Blackwater (String Instrumental)
13 Tomaz & Filterheads – Sunshine
14 Joris Voorn – Incident (Miyagi)
15 Jesper Dahlback pres. DK8 – Murder Was The Bass

CD2 – Future Classics

01 Danny Serrano – Funkify
02 Vozmediano – Ritual De Fe
03 Sam Ball – One Way ticket
04 Loco Dice – Dont Make Signal
05 Yousef – Duke
06 Rendezvous – C Sharp (Carl Cox Phase 2 Remix)
07 Filthy Rich – JuJu
08 Jon Rundell – Midnight Manoeuvres
09 Guti feat. Daniel Melingo – Busuki
10 Marco Bailey – Bill The Trumpet Player
11 Carl Cox – Family Guy Rerub (Layo & Bushwacka Remix)
12 Nic Fanciulli & Gary Beck – Hear Me Out
13 Nicole Moudaber – Stilettos
14 Trevor Rockcliffe & Joe Brunning – Make you Freak
15 Jerome Sydenham – Push to Enter
16 Materia – Response

I wasn’t kidding when I said this would be the Summer of Schulz. Almost exactly one year ago, Markus Schulz put together a sunrise set for us and all of our early summer mornings. He has done this a few times throughout the history of the Global DJ Broadcast, and this year’s episode came out right on cue. I really enjoy listening to these because it gives Markus a chance to play his older style of music, which is more chill and less in-your-face. Don’t get me wrong, I am a devoted fan of his big room sets, but sometimes it’s nice to listen to songs that have more depth and aren’t immediately appreciated. I believe this is all a part of the growth and development of musical taste. As one dives into a new genre of music, it’s easier to get into the more commercial tracks. After going through thousands of new songs and venturing into other styles, a person’s preferences will naturally have shifted. In my case, the interest in big breakdowns and catchy vocals has been replaced by the pursuit of complex, original material. The bad news is there’s a lot of uninteresting stuff being produced today which makes it harder to find the good shit. Fortunately, sets like this one bring back that older progressive feel that relies on intricacy for its substance and quality.

This year’s Sunrise Mix starts off with a great intro by Pink Floyd. Wish You Were Here is one of my favorite PF albums, and David Gilmour’s guitar solo in Shine On is a fitting start for the theme of this mix. Markus then goes on to play some very appropriate chill out tunes, although this edition sounds a bit darker and carries more energy than last year’s. Standout tracks include Estiva’s Les Fleurs, Biscayne by Elevation, and the MS remix of Mark Otten’s Tranquility. Two of my favorite Coldharbour tracks are also found on here, and they are Probspot’s Blueberry and the original version of Rex Mundi’s Opera of Northern Ocean. The Lentos dub of Vision is the one repeat song found in both mixes, but I have no problem hearing it again because it is beautiful and very fitting. The Arty remix of Absolute Reality is also ACE, so make sure you check out the big room recon towards the end of the set. I do prefer last year’s track selection a tiny bit more, but only because it’s slightly better suited for a sunrise (think more melodic and more dreamy). It is without a doubt Markus has seen some of the most inspirational sunrises over there in Ibiza, and I’m glad he has once again taken the time to lay out his experiences in a mix. Check out the 2011 sunrise mix below; the 2010 mix is linked underneath.

Global DJ Broadcast Ibiza Summer Sessions – Sunrise Set (July 28, 2011)
01 Pink Floyd – Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Part 1)
02 Way Out West – Surrender (Eelke Kleijn Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
03 Rio Addicts – Crossroads
04 16 Bit Lolitas & Ohmna – Take It or Leave It
05 Estiva – Les Fleurs
06 Perasma – Swing To Harmony
07 Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Suggestion No.5
08 Dr. Kucho! – Hale Bopp
09 Rex Mundi – Opera Of Northern Ocean
10 Telepopmusik – Breathe (Markus Schulz Remix)
11 Rico Soarez – Timeless
12 Markus Schulz Presents Dakota – Gypsy Room
13 Interstate – Remember Me (Shawn Mitiska & Tyler Michaud Remix)
14 Mark Otten – Tranquility (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)
15 Mike Foyle Presents. Statica – Sundown
16 Probspot – Blueberry
17 Markus Schulz – Red Eye to Miami
18 Kalafut & Fygle – 3579 KM
19 Reverse – Absolute Reality (Arty Remix / Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
20 Chicane Featuring Maire Brennan – Saltwater (Tomski vs. Disco Citizens Remix)
21 DJ Observer & Daniel Heatcliff Featuring Madeline Rison- Vision (Lentos Dub)
22 Elevation – Biscayne
23 Masters & Nickson Featuring Justine Suissa – Out There (Christian Rusch Chillout Mix)

Download the set here

Ibiza Sunrise set 2010

Longtime readers of this blog know that I am not the biggest fan of electro-house, but I do like to share good music regardless of the genre. Despite my limited knowledge of electro on hand, Laidback Luke’s sets have always interested me. His mixing is solid, but his best attributes as a DJ are his remixing and editing skills. This guy puts out so many crossover tunes that it makes it easy for non-EDM listeners to get into it. His sets are always full of energy as he plays the latest that electro has to offer. Recently this summer, Luke has signed up for 5 crazy nights of fun at the legendary Cream in Ibiza. He is bringing his themed clubbing event to the White Isle, where guests are encouraged to dress up as super heroes, villains, and vixens as they party the night away. If you are visiting Ibiza this summer, the four remaining nights of this tour are July 28th, August 11th and 25th, and September 8th. Guest artists for this show include Fake Blood, Wolfgang Gartner, and Congorock. Check out these two mixes which were compiled to kick off this tour. There are plenty of trademark LBL reworks and mashups to keep you entertained.

01 Swanky Tunes Ft. Mr V.I. – Together
02 Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
03 Sandro Silva – Push Push
04 Laidback Luke & Gregor Salto Ft. Mavis Acquah – Step By Step (Big Room Mix)
05 Laidback Luke Ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Timebomb
06 Promise Land – Heaven (Miami 305 Mix)
07 Dizzee Rascal – Holiday (Laidback Luke Remix)
08 Birdee – Shake It
09 Tiesto, Montana & Storm – Bleckentrommel
10 Boys Noize – Yeah
11 Tagteam Terror – Flashin’ Part 2
12 Nu-Gen – Mopho (Hatiras Remix)
13 Mitch Klein – Slagwerk
14 Nouveau Yorican – Chiuso (Chocolate Puma Remix)
15 Oliver Twizt – Gangsterdam
16 Mobin Master Presents Tribal Funk – Ponto G
17 Sonicc – Stickin
18 Bell Biv Devoe – Poison
19 Bingo Players – Get Up (Diplo Remix)
20 Blatta & Inesha, Doc Trashz – Daddys Home (2 Guys In Venice Remix)
21 Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
22 CZR, Paul Anthony & ZXX – Understand
23 Billy The Klit & Dani L. Mebius – Kniftig
24 Ferry Corsten – Punk (Sidney Samson Remix)


01 Laidback Luke – Speak Up (Instrumental Mix)
02 Sidney Samson And The Flexican – Do You Like Bass
03 Figure & Calvertron – Bring The Bass Back
04 Jay Robinson – Optimal Grime
05 Nero – You & Me
06 Laidback Luke – My G*O*D* (Guns On Demo)
07 Michael Woods – No Access
08 Delerium Ft. Sarah Mclachlan – Silence (Acoustic)
09 Laidback Luke Ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Till Tonight (Ferry Corsten Fix)
10 Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone (Laidback Luke Remix)
11 Laidback Luke – Molotov
12 Sandy Rivera & Rae – Hide U
13 La Fuente – Bang Bang – Mixmash
14 Steve Angello – Rave ‘N’ Roll
15 Corona – Rhythm Of The Night
16 Hatiras – Spaced Out
17 Proxy – Raven
18 Drop The Lime – Hot As Hell (Canblaster Remix)
19 Chocolate Puma & Firebeatz – Go Bang! (Hardcore Mix)
20 R3hab & Ferruccio Salvo – Pump The Party
21 Tai – Big Bass Drum (Bart B More Remix)
22 Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki Ft. Lil Jon – Turbulence
23 Felix Cartel – Joker
24 The Chemical Brothers – Do It Again

Laidback Luke Cream Interview

Cream Ibiza 2009 – mixed by Sander van Doorn, Eddie Halliwell

While we are on the subject of hot summer residencies, let’s revisit some legendary parties that took place on the magical island of Ibiza. First we have to jump back to 2002, when Italian DJ/producer Mauro Picotto created his Meganite party concept at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. This club event brought out thousands of party-goers searching for that raw, uncut dance music. His events were  so successful that Mr. Lizard eventually had to bring this party to Ibiza. In 2004 he did just that, transforming the super club Privilege into one of the hottest venues on the island. Over the next few years, he brought in resident DJs such as Andrew Beyer, Chris Liebing, Marco Carola, and Misstress Barbara to keep the party going. For this week’s throwback, I have uploaded a two-disc Meganite album that came out in 2008, released on the Big In Ibiza label. The first disc features the freshest summer jams of 08, while the second one contains a variety of classic tunes that were played throughout the Meganite events. I thought this would be a great way to change up the pace a little bit; the tech-house/techno style of Mauro Picotto is one of the grooviest I have ever heard. There are numerous songs in here that are a joy to get lost in, especially Daniele Papini’s The Church of Nonsense, Komonster, Contaminato, and Gabry Ribetti’s remix of  Mehr Taub. Personally, I love that mechanical bounce that techno carries with it, and it sounds especially good when it’s mixed masterfully by one of the best.

Mauro Picotto presents Meganite – Privilege, Ibiza

CD1 – Meganite Ibiza
01 Mauro Picotto – Dubai (Secret Cinema Remix)
02 Mauro Picotto – Flashing
03 Athos & Riccardo Ferri – Mescolone
04 Daniele Papini – Altered Meeting
05 Mauro Picotto – Evribadi (Adam Beyer Remix)
06 Daniele Papini – Pixel (Riccardo Ferri Remix)
07 Alen Sforzina & Riccardo Ferri – Profundo
08 Mauro Picotto – Shark
09 Mauro Picotto – Komonster
10 Daniele Papini – The Church Of Nonsense
11 Danilo Vigorito & Rino Cerrone – Aurum
12 Markantonio & Joseph Capriati – Codice Morse
13 Mauro Picotto – Rizlard
14 Mauro Picotto – Technofour
15 Athos – Lo-File (Riccardo Ferri Remix)
16 Gabry Fasano – Architetto

CD2 – Past & Present

01 Mauro Picotto – Komonster (Intro Mix)
02 Mauro Picotto – Stonehead (Hale Mix)
03 Mauro Picotto – Dubai (Original Mix)
04 Mauro Picotto – The Kite
05 Mauro Picotto – Stormi Di Darghi (Devid Mix)
06 Mauro Picotto – Greens (Riccardo Ferri Live Mix)
07 Mauro Picotto – Contaminado (Meganite Mix)
08 Mauro Picotto – Maybe, Maybe Not (Smith & Selway Remix)
09 Mauro Picotto – Lizard 2008 (Sequence 11 Aka Sterbinszky Remix)
10 Mauro Picotto – Ibiza Angel (Rex Mundi Remix)
11 Mauro Picotto – Mehr Taub (Gabry Ribetti Mix)
12 Mauro Picotto – Evribadi (Fonzerelli Remix)
13 Mauro Picotto – Iguana (Megavoices Mix)
14 Mauro Picotto – New Time New Place (Original Mix)
15 Mauro Picotto -Komodo (Save A Soul) (Megavoices Claxxix Mix)

Check out this video from the event here:

DJ’s have started making their way onto the island of Ibiza for the start of the summer season. One of these DJs is Ferry Corsten, and he will be spinning at Sankeys first club in Ibiza, located in Playa d’en Bossa. Sankeys is a well known club based in Manchester, and this year they are expanding to Ibiza in the summer and then NYC later on. Ferry’s residency in Ibiza takes place every Tuesday night, starting on July 12th and ending on September 13th. His Full On Ferry show, revived from 2009, will feature many guest DJs, including Mat Zo, W&W, Kyau & Albert, Marco V, Cosmic Gate, Showtek, Michael Woods, BT, G&D, Aly & Fila, Sied van Riel, Rafael Frost, Lange, and Giuseppe Ottaviani. The list goes on and on, so you know it will be a special summer at Sankeys filled with many memorable back 2 back sets.

To celebrate the start of his residency, Ferry has released this compilation album. Here is a collection of assorted summer tunes, some of which you may already have heard. CD1 is okay, but I couldn’t really get into it until I heard Nitrogen by Deas & Lubica. The last two tracks in CD1 are good (especially the new Super8 & Tab), but the rest of the mix is a bit uninspiring. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty sick of Yuri Kane’s Right Back. It was a bit annoying to hear Ferry play it again, especially after he included it in 2 out of 3 Once Upon A Night albums. Fortunately disc 2 is significantly better, and it contains many more interesting tracks. Save the Robot strikes again with their latest hit Compassion, and new songs by Michael Jay Parker and Virtual Vault keep the mix going strong. The flow is much smoother in the second disc, it almost sounded like Ferry was trying to force things too much in the first one. Modern remakes of Out of the Blue and Pocket Damage close out the album with style. While this album is a nice little preview of things to come, I can’t wait to hear some of those upcoming live sets. If you can make it out to Ibiza this summer, Tuesday nights at Sankeys are sure to be a fun time.

01 Zoo Brazil ft Rasmus Kellerman – Hold Me Tight
02 Andy Duguid – Symphony
03 Adrien Aubrun & Francois Dennig – 8 Bit Saved My Life (Straight Edit)
04 First State ft Sarah Howells – Skies On Fire
05 3rd Planet – Freedom
06 Yuri Kane – Right Back (Craving & Howe Remix)
07 Deas & Lubica – Nitrogen (Original Mix)
08 Lange Presents LNG – Harmony Will Kick You In The Ass (Lange Mix)
09 Andain – Promises (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
10 Cosmic Gate – Back To Earth (Arty Remix)
11 Tellur – What You Think
12 Betsie Larkin with Super8 & Tab – All We Have Is Now (Daniel Wanrooy Remix)
13 Bart Claessen – Hartseer (Karanda Remix)


01 Ferry Corsten – Feel It
02 Manufactured Superstars ft Scarlett Quinn – Take Me Over (Ferry Corsten Fix)
03 Save The Robot – Compassion (Riktam & Bansi Remix)
04 Urry Fefelove & Abramasi – Destroy The Zombies
05 Analogue Sound Department – Greetings
06 Pulser – Altitudes
07 Treadstone – Change Of Plan
08 George Acosta ft Kate Walsh – Nite Time
09 Michael Jay Parker – Down Under
10 Virtual Vault – Exodus
11 Allure ft JES – Show Me The Way (Solarstone Club Mix)
12 Mike Saint-Jules Presents Saint X ft Sandel – Summerlives
13 System F – Out Of The Blue 2010 (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
14 Ferry Corsten Presents Eon – Pocket Damage (Rafael Frost Remix)

Sankeys Ibiza

Let’s fall back down the rabbit hole with the help of one of my favorite DJs at the moment, Markus Schulz. He has been on fire in the past two years, but it’s still important to take a worthwhile look back at what he has done in the past. I believe I will eventually upload all of his city compilations as throwbacks, but for now I am sharing with you the 2006 release of Ibiza. Every year when the weather heats up, Markus travels to the Baleric Islands to kick off the summer party season. In 2006 he decided to incorporate what he heard over there into a two disc compilation. What we get is an end result which was and still remains today, one of the best releases to come from Coldharbour Recordings.  Ibiza 06, Miami 05, and Coldharbour Selections 2004 are three of my favorite mix CDs put together by Markus. Both discs in this album just flow from start to finish with such an amazing drive that never lets up. This being an Ibiza themed album, there are plenty of summer grooves and relaxing guitar riffs to keep you captivated.

CD1 starts off with a great intro track by Ohmna, and you immediately get a sense of the island with the nice guitar work. Benya’s work in track 2 reminds me a lot of the stuff that Tucandeo has been putting out, and Jose Amnesia, who is famous for his summery style, provides a great vocal track with Jennifer Rene in song #3. The remainder of the CD keeps the incredible progressive journey going, especially with Niklas Harding & Funabashi and Progresia providing some really amazing productions (make sure you check out Shelter and Addictive). The rest of the tracks are very chill, and set the mood perfectly for the second disc. CD2 picks up right where CD1 ended, this time with a little bit more energy. The Hawk remix of The Fusion is very catchy, and Year Zero is a classic collaboration between Andy Moor and Orkidea. Nick Thompson’s Once Upon a Time and the Funabashi remix of Markus’ First Time are another pair of favorites with their space-like ambiance and spellbinding basslines. You may also recognize Kyau & Albert’s Kiksu, which was recently reworked this year and played quite often on Markus’ radio show. The album ends fittingly with a driving track by American producer Casey Keyworth, aka Breakfast.

The best part of this album is the overall sense of completeness that Markus brings to the table. The mixing is great; most segues last 20-30 seconds between tracks, which gives you the impression of songs seamlessly blending into each other. Markus mixes them together so naturally that you don’t know when the first track has ended and the second has begun. All of the tunes selected are deep and have that driving, hypnotic backbone which, let’s face it, many of today’s trance songs fail to provide. How good is the trance if it doesn’t put you in a trance? There are, however, some tracks that could be considered fillers, but even then they still fit quite well with the rest of the songs. While it’s not as perfect as the Coldharbour Sessions 2004 album, this release is as close to spotless as they come. Markus truly delivers with this compilation, and if you are looking for something a little bit deeper and darker without any help from the vocal cheese-shop, then you should really check out these two mixes below.

01 Ohmna – People Get Lost
02 Benya – Mimas
03 Jose Amnesia Feat. Jennifer Rene – Louder
04 Joost Van der Vleuten- New Horizon
05 Lens – Dusk Till Dawn (Alex Stealthy Remix)
06 Progresia – The Shelter
07 Francis Blaid – Mystery (Allende Remix)
08 Niklas Harding & Funabashi – Addictive
09 Alex Monakhov – Feel Lonely
10 Turning The Curve – Benz & MD (Original mix)
11 Nick Thompson- Strategos
12 4Mal & Matthew Adams featuring Corey Andrew – Technology & Computer Parts
13 Chuck Luis – Collision
14 DJ Remy – Wink


01 Ormatie – Glossow (Original mix)
02 Joonas Hahmo – The Fusion (Hawk Remix)
03 Perry O’Neil – South-West Saga
04 Baltic Sound – Glimmer (Micah and Joel Armstrong’s Ruhnsong remix)
05 Andy Moor vs Orkidea – YearZero
06 Kenneth Thomas – Achems Razor
07 Roland Klinkenberg – Whats The Point
08 Nick Thompson – Once Upon A Time
09 Markus Schulz ft. Anita Kelsey – First Time (Funabashi Remix)
10 Algarve – Greasepaint (Markus Schulz Reconstruction)
11 Ambrosial – Sunshift (Arthur Schmidt of Basic Perspective Remix)
12 Kyau & Albert – Kiksu
13 Sassot -Where It All Begun
14 Breakfast – The Air Between

*note: I fucked up on the CD rip so you may hear a slight skip in between tracks, apologies for that

More Markus:
Las Vegas ’10
Prague ’11
Coldharbour Session 2004
Ibiza Sunrise Set

Ahh yes, the weekend is here! To get a good jump on the situation, here is something I have been jamming to all week that I’d like to share with you. This set was recorded on August 3rd at Club Amnesia in Ibiza, and then broadcasted on Sirius XM radio earlier this month. I really love these live sets where DJs get to show off their mixing skills along with their crowd interactions. The attendees of this event got a cool surprise guest appearance by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as she sang along with the Dash Berlin 4am remix of her hit with Armin, Not Giving Up On Love. The flow moves really well from one track to the next, and Armin sets up a very good summer-vibe with his mix. There aren’t many new, unreleased songs, but he definitely plays some great releases from this summer. I hope everyone has a great weekend, see you on the flipside.

Armin van Buuren – Live from Cream @ Amnesia (Ibiza, Spain) August 3, 2010

01 ID – ID
02 M6 – Days Of Wonder
03 ID – ID
04 Mango – Friday Coffee (Paul Keeley Remix)
05 Luigi Lusini – Who We Are?
06 Susana feat. Omnia & The Blizzard – Closer
07 Shogun feat. Emma Lock – Imprisoned
08 Armin van Buuren feat. Ana Criado – Down To Love
09 Imogen Heap – Canvas (Mark Eteson Re-Paint)
10 First State feat. Sarah Howells – Reverie
11 First State – Cape Point (Blake Jarrell Remix)
12 Velvetine vs. Armin van Buuren – Face To Safe (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
13 Mat Zo – Near The End
14 Dash Berlin – To Be The One (Cressida Remix)
15 Above & Beyond vs. Kyau & Albert – Anphonic
16 Radion 6 – Lightning
17 Nic Chagall, Wippenberg, Rank 1 – 100
18 EDX vs. Tim Berg – Bromance Thrive (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
19 Moguai – Oyster (Michael Woods Remix)
20 Gaia – Aisha (Orjan Nilsen Remix)
21 Markus Schulz feat. Justine Suissa – Perception (Super8 & Tab Remix)
22 Armin van Buuren feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love (Live) (Dash Berlin 4AM Remix)
23 Swedish House Mafia – One
24 System F – Out Of The Blue (Laidback Luke Remix)
25 Alexander Popov – Revolution In You (Strings Mix)
26 Gareth Emery feat. Lucy Saunders – Sanctuary (Club Mix)
27 TyDi feat. Tania Zygar – Vanilla
28 ID – ID
29 Jochen Miller – Humanoid
30 Super8 & Tab – Irufushi
31 ID – ID
32 Ilya Soloviev – Echo
33 Armin van Buuren – Full Focus
34 Sied van Riel & Radion 6 – Radiator

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About 6 years ago, Armin van Burren started his Universal Religion compilation series to showcase each summer’s hottest tracks. Recorded live from Ibiza, Spain at his Amnesia residency, each set represents the best in balearic trance. All of the previous chapters have been recorded live, and this latest installment shares the same format. What’s cool is that you get to hear the crowd reaction to the tracks being played, which really sets the mood for the CD. The way the albums capture the love for dance music is absolutely brilliant. If you listen to these mixes from start to finish, you  feel as if you are really in Amnesia as you experience the journey that Armin brings his crowds on.

So what exactly is universal religion? Obviously there is no such thing in this world (except for maybe the love of money), but Armin believes that music is the unifying obsession that can be found all across the globe. This is no joke; you can see it clearly with the 6 million listeners that tune in to his weekly ASOT shows. Regardless of what country, what race, or what religion the listener associates with, there is always one thing in common: their appreciation for dance music.  This is the point that Armin is trying to promote, and I could not agree more with him. I like the idea of a worldwide, consolidating concept, and music is definitely the easiest way to do so. I think I would find a lot of comfort in traveling around the world and partying with people who share the same interests in music as me. So let’s move onto the album…

There are two new AvB remixes on this album, as well as Gareth Emery’s remix of Armin’s Tuvan. There are also new tracks by Daniel Kandi, RAM, Nic Chagall, and cool colaborations between Roger Shah & Signum, and Lange & Andy Moor. If you like vocal tracks, you will definitely love this album as half of the album contains vocals. As always, Armin’s mixing is on point and flawless, and the songs flow seamlessly into each other. More than half of these tunes have been played on ASOTs already, but hearing them all together with the crowd noise in the background is great. My favorite new track from the album is this song: Espen Gulbrandsen vs. DJ Julian Vincent feat. Maria Nayler – Perfect Sky. The synths are dreamlike and the vocals match very well. Personally, I still like Chapter 2 the most, but this one has all the regular ASOT hits that everyone has come to enjoy. Please remember, these compilations are meant to be chill and relaxing, so don’t expect any hard hitters or anything with too much depth. Some might say the track selection is boring, but I think it is fitting considering the point of the album. The target audience is the entire world, and easy listening is the most widely accepted. I recommend playing this mix at the beach or poolside with some good headphones on, with a tasty brew within arm’s reach.

Universal Religion Chapter 4
01 BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way (Armin van Buuren Remix)
02 Nic Chagall feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – This Moment (Prog Mix)
03 Julian Vincent feat. Cathy Burton – Here For Me (Mark Otten Re-Dub)
04 Espen Gulbrandsen vs. DJ Julian Vincent feat. Maria Nayler – Perfect Sky
05 Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Beggin’ You (Armin van Buuren Remix)
06 Daniel Kandi – Venice Beach
07 Gaia – Tuvan (Gareth Emery Remix)
08 Lange & Andy Moor – Stadium Four
09 Activa vs. Chris & Matt Kidd – U.R. (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
10 Roger Shah & Signum – Healsville Sanctuary (Roger Shah Mix) (Armin van Buuren Edit)
11 RAM – RAMsterdam (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
12 Ian Betts – False Gods
13 tyDi & Dennis Sheperd feat. Marcie – Somehow (Sebastian Brandt Dub Remix)
14 Dakota – Sin City (Rex Mundi Remix)

Also, I normally don’t post up links for radioshows, but this one is special. Check out the latest ASOT (#422), which contains tracks from the new compilation as well as select tracks from the previous 3 albums. I have highlighted some of my favorites from the past:

ASOT 422 (9-17-2009)
01 BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way (Armin van Buuren Remix)
02 First State feat. Sarah Howells – Brave [Future Favorite]
03 Julian Vincent feat. Cathy Burton – Here For Me (Mark Otten ReDub)
04 Ridgewalkers feat. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix)<- classic
05 Espen Gulbrandsen vs. DJ Julian Vincent feat. Maria Nayler – Perfect Sky
06 David West – Welsh Morphology<- one of the sickest basslines
07 Tilt – The World Doesn’t Know
08 Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Beggin You (Armin van Buuren Remix)
09 Probspot – Foreplay<- great classic
10 Daniel Kandi – Venice Beach [Tune of The Weak]
11 Lange feat. Sarah Howells – Let It All Out (Ronski Speed Remix)
12 M.I.K.E. – Turn Out The Lights <- nice and deep, quality
13 Robert Nickson – Maybe Till Next Time
14 Carlo Resoort – Blinded
15 Chris Metcafle – First Encounter
16 Midway – Amazon (Original Mix)<- One of Ralphie B’s aliases, classic from 2003
17 Scarab – Vagabond (Original Mix)<- One of Airbase’s aliases, another classic from 2003
18 Ian Betts – False Gods
19 Paul Webster feat. Amanda – Time (Sean Tyas Dub)
20 The Doppler Effect – Beauty Hides In The Deep (John O’Callaghan Remix)

Download ASOT 422 here

Oh, and congrats and good luck to Mr. and Mrs. Armin van Buuren! I wonder if they had a DJ at their wedding?
Armin & Erika