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Summer is fast approaching so I have uploaded this classic compilation mixed by DJ Tiesto. This album was released over 11 years ago and it still finds its way into my playlist today. Despite Tijs’ recent denunciation for trance music, it’s pretty hard to ignore the impact he has bestowed on the trance movement. This was Tiesto’s first US release, and it contains many popular songs from early on in the last decade. There’s a couple of female vocal tracks which compliment the summer theme of this album, including the voices of Kirsty Hawkshaw in Dreaming and Sarah McLachlan in Silence. What I really enjoy most about this album is the number of well respected producers you can find in here. The mix features work from Armin van Buuren, BT, Oliver Lieb, and Nick Muir in the form of Cabala. This album was also the first time I was exposed to Major League’s Wonder, which is still today one of my favorite collaborations of all time. Overall this CD has a bit more of a commercial feel to it when compared to the Magik series, but it still has plenty of goodies that keep you groovin from start to finish.

DJ Tiesto – Summerbreeze (2000)
01 Aria – Dido (Armin Van Burren’s Universal Religion Mix)
02 BT – Dreaming (Libra Mix)
03 Miss T & Yahel – Going Up (DJ Tiesto Remix)
04 Sisko – Light Over Me (Gate Of Light Mix)
05 Jaimy/Kenny D – Caught Me Running (DJ Tiesto’s Summerbreeze Remix)
06 Cabala – Dark Blue (Original Mix)
07 Allure – No More Tears (Aquilia Remix)
08 Kamaya Painters – Far From Over (Oliver Lieb Remix)
09 Dawnseekers – Gothic Dream (John Johnson Remix)
10 DJ Tiesto – Sparkles (Transa Mix)
11 Delerium – Silence (DJ Tiesto’s In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
12 Major League – Wonder

Since I am already in Ferry Corsten mode, here is a album mixed by him in 1999 for this week’s throwback. The Innercity party of 1999 was actually a tour which started in Amsterdam at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. This venue is made up of a large series of halls and conference rooms, so thousands of music fans were in attendance for the first leg of the tour. This mix is such a great contrast compared to the music found in my previous post of Ferry’s current material. There’s plenty of old school work from Ferry, Tiesto, Benno, and Oliver Lieb to go around in this CD, and it paints a pretty nice picture of the trance scene at the turn of the century. The first half of the mix has all your usual suspects, including tracks by Rank 1, Vimana, Chakra, Kamaya Painters, and Gouryella. There were more unfamiliar, nevertheless good songs for me in the second half, such as The Digital Blonde’s Electra and Ferry’s remix of I”m In Love. A lot of these producers are still in the business presently, but I wonder what guys like Oliver Lieb and Transa are doing nowadays. This style of trance seems so old and primitive now, yet I can barely get sick of it. I still find myself discovering new sounds and beats even within these old songs, which only bolsters my fascination with the limitless possibilities of electronic music.

Ferry Corsten – Live at Innercity 1999 (Amsterdam RAI)
01 Rank 1 – Airwave
02 Vimana – We Came
03 Luis Paris – Incantation
04 Gouryella – Walhalla
05 Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bop (Nick Warren & Starecase’s Jackdaw Mix)
06 DJ Jan – X-Santo (Transa Remix)
07 Kamaya Painters – Cryptomnesia
08 Chakra – Love Shines Through
09 The Digital Blonde – Electra
10 Starparty – I’m In Love (Ferry Corsten and Robert Smit Remix)
11 Force Majeure – Redemption (The Thrillseekers Redeemed Remix)
12 The Rapid Eye – Alderaan
13 Jon Vesta – Gull
14 Soundcheck – Mindrive
15 L.S.G.- I’m Not Exiting
16 Solar Stone – Seven Cities (Solar Stone’s Atlantis Mix)

Here are some videos from the event:

Check out the commercial for this album: