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Above & Beyond – TATW 400 Official Film (A&B TV Episode 25)

Chrizzo & Maxim feat. Amanda Wilson – Runaway

Paul van Dyk – Live in Berlin 1999

Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart

Dada Life – Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker

Swedish House Mafia – Antidote

Kele vs Sander van Doorn feat. Lucy Taylor – What Did I Do

Insomniac Subculture Tour Los Angeles 2011

Pump Up The Music – The History of House Music part 1

Pump Up The Music – The History of House Music part 2

Pump Up The Music – The History of House Music part 3

Trance Around the World 400


Say what you will about these three guys, it is hard to deny the loyalty they have to their fans. The connection Above & Beyond have with their supporters is one of the closest in this industry, and you can certainly feel that in their live performances. Fans of theirs return the love 200%, and this has made the Anjunabeats label one of the major players in the global trance scene. To celebrate the 400th episode of their Trance Around the World radioshow, Tony, Jono, and Paavo put on a great party at the Forum de Beyrouth in Lebanon. Alongside them played other DJs including Jaytech, Kyau & Albert, Gareth Emery, and Mat Zo. All of the performers played solid mixes, however the sets by Mat Zo and Kyau & Albert really stood out for me. Mat Zo’s was the most unique, and I love the variety of tracks that he played. Kyau & Albert’s set had the best flow, and I was pretty impressed with their tracklist as they mixed a good ratio of old and new songs. If anybody can figure out what song track 5 is, please let me know because it is a wicked track. Jaytech put on a standard but solid Anjunadeep set, and Above & Beyond also played up to their usual standards. I was a little disappointed with Gareth’s mix (too much electro for me), although he did play some sick mashups for all the party-goers in the audience. Overall the music from this party is comparable to that from TATW 350; there aren’t many surprises if you follow these artists consistently. Check out all 8 hours of the show below, which includes artist interviews and Twitter shout-outs strewn throughout the event.

Jaytech

01 Michael Cassette – ID
02 Eleven Five – Blam
03 ID vs. Opus III – It’s A Fine Day (Mashup)
04 Breakfast pres. Keyworth – Median (Jaytech Remix)
05 Vadim Koks – Uranus
06 Mindset – Olympus (Matao Remix)
07 Ninesh Babu feat. LaMeduza – Carry On (David Folkebrant Dub Mix)
08 Jaytech – Overdrive
09 Suspect 44 – Neon Feel
10 Jacob Henry & Coastal – Serengeti
11 ID
12 Deniz Koyu – Hydra vs. The Prodigy – No Good (ID mashup)
13 ID
14 Jaytech – New Vibe
15 ID
16 Jaytech – Atlantic

Kyau & Albert
01 Kyau & Albert – Falling Anywhere (Sunn Jellie Remix)
02 James Holden – Nothing (Aeonism Remix)
03 Alexander Xendzov feat. Claire Willis – Follow The Sun (Sergey Shabanov Remix)
04 Dark Matters feat. Ana Criado – The Quest Of A Dream (Dabruck & Klein Remix)
05 ID
06 David Berkeley – ID
07 Kyau & Albert – Once In A Life (Tritonal Remix)
08 Ronski Speed & Lifted Emotion – Voom
09 Oakenfold feat. Tamra – Sleep (Marcus Schossow Perfecto Mix)
10 Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Swedish House Mafia Remix)
11 Marc Marberg & Kyau & Albert – Megashira (Ronski Speed Remix)
12 Orjan Nilsen – Viking
13 Kyau & Albert – Are You Fine? (Arty Remix)
14 Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound
15 Stoneface & Terminal – Leaving Earth
16 Kyau & Albert – A Night Like This
17 Jes & Ronski Speed – Can’t Stop (Ronski Speed With Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
18 ID
19 Kyau & Albert – On The Way
20 Sander van Doorn – Koko

Above & Beyond
01 Boom Jinx & Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Maor Levi Remix)
02 OceanLab vs. Eric Prydz – Breaking 2Night (Maor Levi Mash Up)
03 Jerome Isma-ae – Speed
04 Velvetine – Great Divide
05 Parker & Hanson – Afterthought (Heatbeat Remix)
06 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – On My Way To Heaven (Club Mix)
07 Ost & Meyer – Scarlett Heaven (Dan Stone Remix)
08 Above & Beyond feat. Zoл Johnston – You Got To Go (Kyau & Albert Remix)
09 Maor Levi & Bluestone – On Our Own
10 Norin & Rad – Bloom
11 Ost & Meyer – Antalya
12 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Every Little Beat (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Remix)
13 Genix – Higher State
14 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon (Club Mix)
15 Kyau & Albert vs. Daft Punk – Be There 4 U One More Time (Above & Beyond Cheeky Little Bootleg)
16 Above & Beyond – Prelude
17 Super8 & Tab – Irufushi
18 Super8 & Tab – ID
19 Breakfast pres. Keyworth – Median (Keyworth Mix)
20 Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa (Nitrous Oxide Remix)
21 OceanLab – Miracle (Club Mix)
22 Above & Beyond – Eternal

Gareth Emery
01 Gareth Emery – Tokyo (Intro Mix)
02 Tiesto – Maximal Crazy
03 Porter Robinson feat. Jano – The Seconds
04 Eurythmics vs. Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge vs. Adele – Sweet Arrival In The Deep (ID Mashup)
05 Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion
06 Tiesto feat. BT – Love Comes Again (Hardwell Remix)
07 Sander van Doorn – Slap My Pitch Up
08 Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt – Calm Down
09 Vada – Neon Lights
10 Gareth Emery feat. Christina Noveli – Concrete Angel
11 Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400 (Chris Schweizer Remix)
12 ID
13 Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Everafter (Remix)
14 Gareth Emery & Ben Gold – Flash
15 Luke Bond feat. Mark Frisch – The Other Side
16 Gareth Emery feat. Mark Frisch – Into The Light (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
17 Gareth Emery feat. Lucy Saunders – Sanctuary (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
18 Gareth Emery – Tokyo (Pixel Cheese Remix)
19 Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery pres. Oceanlab – On A Good Day (Metropolis) (Extended Mix)
20 Denzal Park vs. Swedish House Mafia – One Militia (Triarchy Edit)

Mat Zo

01 Above & Beyond vs. Cirez D feat. Richard Bedford – Thing Called Mokba (Mat Zo Mashup)
02 Eco & Breakfast – Wide Open (Johan Malmgren Remix)
03 Probspot – Stalker (Fine Taste Remix) vs. Sander van Doorn – Reach Out (Mat Zo Mashup)
04 Raven Maize – Fascinated (Remix)
05 Pryda – Aftermath vs. Deep Dish feat. Stevie Nicks – Dreams (Mat Zo Mashup)
06 Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart
07 Wolfgang Gartner – The Way It Was vs. KhoMha – Magnetik (Sunrise Mix) (Mat Zo Mashup)
08 Jerome Isma-ae – ID vs. Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – I Wanna Be Your Dog (Mat Zo Mashup)
09 Faithless feat. Cass Fox – Music Matters (Mark Knight Remix) vs. ID (Mat Zo Mashup)
10 Ferry Corsten – Feel It! vs. ID (Mat Zo Mashup)
11 Mat Zo – Bipolar
12 Mumbai Science – Lotus
13 Mat Zo – ID
14 Mat Zo – Superman
15 Orjan Nilsen – Viking
16 Eric Prydz – 2Night vs. Nari & Milani – Kendo vs. Kyau & Albert – Be There 4 U (Mat Zo Mashup)
17 Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound
18 ID vs. Firs State feat. Anita Kesley – Falling (Mat Zo Mashup)
19 Cosmic Gate – Back 2 Earth (Arty Remix) vs. Mat Zo – Rush 2009 (Mat Zo Mashup)

Download Jaytech’s set here
Download Kyau & Ablert’s set here
Download Above & Beyond’s set here
Download Gareth Emery’s set here
Download Mat Zo’s set here

More Trance Around the World:
Trance Around the World 300 – Live from Moscow
Trance Around the World 300 – Radio show
Trance Around the World 350 – Live from Los Angeles  

Anjunabeats Worldwide 03



Here is the latest compilation from the Anjuna label, with two in-house DJ’s in control. Worldwide 02 was an excellent release and featured the work of Mat Zo and Super8 & Tab, which also set the bar high for this compilation series. This third edition is equally as good, with two new DJs presenting two different styles, the main difference being the uplifting nature of Daniel Kandi vs the techy flavor that Arty brings to the table. I personally enjoyed CD1 a little bit more, mostly because it features a better track selection. Arty has shown that he is more than a just producer by putting together this nice set. Notable songs from his mix include his new collaboration with Mat Zo, Sun 2011, and The Wall. I also really liked the Save the Robot remix of Drive, and I can’t forget to mention Rex Mundi’s brilliant Sandstone, which has also been featured in Markus Schulz’ Prague compilation as well as Armin’s ASOT 2011 release.

On the flip side, Daniel Kandi’s collection of songs has a much more melodic feel to them. The mix starts off on a bouncy electro-tip which includes some different sounding stuff from the Kandi man. His remixes of Resolution and Silver Sand definitely stray from his usual repertoire in a good way. In the middle there is a sweet Chris Melton remix of Activa’s Indigo, as well as Mike Koglin’s new track Sunstar. Daniel Kandi has also taken this chance to feature some releases from his new label Always Alive Recordings (a sub-label of Enhanced Recordings), co-founded with his buddy Phillip  Alpha. The mix ends in an appropriate fashion with a great track by Bart Claessen and Rene Martens.

Anjunabeats Worldwide volume 3

Disc 1 mixed by Arty
01 Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson – My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix)
02 Arty & Mat Zo – Rebound
03 Tritonal feat Cristina Soto – Lifted (Mat Zo Remix)
04 Slusnik Luna – Sun 2011 (4 Strings Remix)
05 Nitrous Oxide – Downforce (Mike Shiver’s Garden State Mix)
06 Sunny Lax & Solex – Out Of This World (Mike Koglin Remix)
07 Arty – Zara
08 Kenneth Thomas feat. Roberta Harrison & Steven Taetz – Drive (Save The Robot Remix)
09 Mat Zo – Superman
10 Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – Fracture
11 Rex Mundi – Sandstone
12 Lange & Fabio XB presents Yves De Lacroix – Electrify (Lange Mix)
13 Aruna with Mark Eteson – Let Go (Nic Chagall Remix)
14 Mat Zo – Synapse Dynamics (Arty Remix)
15 Arty feat. Tania Zygar – The Wall

Disc 2 mixed by Daniel Kandi
01 Parker & Hanson – Alquimia (Andrew Bayer Remix)
02 Aiera – Skydive (Willem De Roo Remix)
03 Norin & Rad Vs. Recurve – The Gift
04 Aalto – Resolution (Daniel Kandi’s Solution Mix)
05 Edu & Cramp – Silver Sand (Daniel Kandi Remix)
06 Mike Koglin – Sunstar
07 Daniel Kandi & Phillip Alpha – Don’t Fix It
08 Activa Pres. Solar Movement – Indigo (Chris Melton Remix)
09 Nitrous Oxide – Follow You (Club Mix)
10 Daniel Kandi – Just For You
11 Adam Szabo – Serano
12 Juventa – Dionysia
13 Daniel Kandi – Soul Searchin’
14 Claessen & Martens – The Man Who Knew Too Much

Anjunabeats Worldwide vol 2 mixed by Super8 & Tab and Mat Zo

Throwback Thursday TATW 300


At the end of 2009, Above & Beyond celebrated the 300th episode of their radio broadcast, Trance Around the World, with a unique show consisting of voters’ favorite tracks. Along with this special edition of the broadcast came a memorable live performance at the Forum Hall in Moscow, Russia, where Tony, Paavo, and Jono took the stage alongside Kyau & Albert, Daniel Kandi, Proff, Mat Zo, and Super 8 & Tab. This lineup may not have been as good as the ASOT 300 party, but it was still pretty awesome nonetheless. Here is the music from that momentous night, with the download links at the bottom of the post. Hopefully it gets you in the mood for the upcoming TATW 350 party in Los Angeles, California, and for those of you who plan to attend this event, remember that tickets are already on sale at the Insomniac website.

Trance Around the World 300- Live from Moscow, Russia (January 1, 2010)

Above & Beyond
01 Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are) (Rank 1 Remix)
02 Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – To The Six (Martin Roth Remix)
03 Wippenberg – Chakalaka
04 Lange vs. Gareth Emery – Another You, Another Me
05 Above & Beyond – Anjunabeach
06 Signalrunners – Aria Epica (Bart Claessen Remix)
07 Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Lonely Girl (Gareth Emery Remix)
08 Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base – Buzz (BuzzTalk Mix)
09 Super8 & Tab – Helsinki Scorchin’
10 Lange feat. Sarah Howells – Let It All Out (Ronski Speed Remix)
11 Activa pres. Solar Movement – Eclipse (Mat Zo Remix)
12 Daniel Kandi – Child
13 P.O.S. – Remember (Summer Sun)
14 Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Sirens of the Sea (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
15 David Newsum – From Dubai With Love
16 Remo Con – Cold Front (Bart Claessen Remix)
17 DT8 Project – Destination (Above & Beyond Remix)
18 Alt+F4 – Alt+F4
19 Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – On A Good Day (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
20 Smith & Pledger – Believe (Smith & Pledger 2004 Remix)
21 OceanLab vs. Passive Progressive & 7 Skies – Sky Hides Away (Above & Beyond Edit)

Kyau & Albert
01 First State feat. Sarah Howells – Brave (Mac & Mac Remix)
02 Kyau & Albert – I Love You
03 Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)
04 Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix)
05 Paul van Dyk – For An Angel 2009 (Spencer & Hill Remix)
06 Wippenberg – Pong
07 Marc Marberg with Kyau & Albert – Neo Love
08 BT feat. Jes -Every Other Way (Armin van Buuren Remix)
09 Cressida – Two-O-Ten
10 Marc Marberg with Kyau & Albert – Grrreaat
11 Jerome Isma-Ae – Hold That Sucker Down
12 Randy Katana – The Hype
13 ID – ID
14 Marc Marberg with Kyau & Albert – Megashira
15 Kyau & Albert – Be There 4 U
16 Dash Berlin feat. Cerf, Mitiska, & Jaren – Man On The Run
17 Cosmic Gate feat. Kyler England – Flatline (Kyau & Albert Remix)
18 Cressida – 6AM (Kyau & Albert Remix)
19 Kyau & Albert – Are You Fine

Super 8 & Tab
01 Super8 & Tab – Irufushi
02 Super8 & Tab – ID
03 Lange feat. Sarah Howells – Let It All Out
04 Mike Koglin vs. P.O.S. – Autumn
05 Jerome Isma-Ae – Hold That Sucker Down
06 Marco V – When The Night Falls (Dub Mix)
07 Paul van Dyk feat. Hemstock & Jennings – Nothing But You (Super8 & Tab Remix)
08 Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt – Waiting (First State Remix)
09 Above & Beyond pres. Tranquility Base – Oceanic (Super8 & Tab Remix)
10 Jochen Miller – Red One
11 Andy Moor & Adam White pres. Whiteroom – The White Room (Myon & Shane 54 Refill)
12 Paul van Dyk, Starkillers, & Austin Leeds feat. Ashley Tomberlin – New York City (Super8 & Tab Remix)
13 Filo & Peri feat. Aruna – Ashley (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
14 Temple One – Sahara Nights
15 Super8 & Tab – Elektra

Mat Zo
01 Mat Zo – Rush 2009 (Intro Mix)
02 Matan Zohar – First Glance
03 Josh Gabriel pres. Winter Kills – Deep Down (ID Remix)
04 Pryda – Melo
05 Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia – Tuvan (Gareth Emery Remix)
06 Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Rank 1 – A Life Less Ordinary
07 ID – ID
08 Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (Ultimate D & Yamos Remix)
09 Mike Koglin vs. P.O.S. – Autumn
10 Mat Zo – 24 Hours
11 ID – ID
12 Mat Zo – ID
13 Mat Zo – Nuclear Fusion
14 Timo Juuti – Little Bits Of Now (Mike Shiver’s Garden State Remix)
15 Mat Zo – The Fractal Universe
16 Simon Patterson – Smack
17 Mat Zo – Lucky Strike
18 RAM – RAMsterdam (Original Mix)
19 Mat Zo – Default
20 London Elektricity – Just One Second (Apex Remix)

Proff
01 Dinka – Never Cheat On Strangers
02 Proff – Glittering Puzzle
03 Dinka – ID
04 Boom Jinx & Jaytech – Milano
05 Proff – Deep Orange
06 Proff – My Personal Summer
07 Jaytech – Delta (Proff Remix)
08 Oceanlab – Lonely Girl (Proff Remix)

Daniel Kandi
01 John O’Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher – Take It All Away (Marcus Schossow Nu Prog Remix)
02 Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge feat. Meighan Nealon – Faces (Original Mix)
03 Kalafut & Fygle vs. Armin van Buuren Feat. Ray Wilson – Yet Another Novocaine (Daniel Kandi Mashup)
04 Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (Anton Firtich & Daniel Kandi Divine Remix)
05 Simon Patterson & Sean Tyas – For The Most Part (Marcus Schossow Remix)
06 Marco V vs. Purple Haze – Unprepared Bliskem (Plathysma Mash Up)
07 Ronski Speed feat. Mque – Are You (Sun Decade Remix)
08 Daniel Kandi – Venice Beach (Lifted Mix)
09 Ronski Speed feat. Ana – The Deep Devine (Gareth Emery Remix)
10 Daniel Kandi – Nova (Daniel Kandi vs. Kris O’Neil Remix)
11 Filo and Peri feat. Aruna – Ashley (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
12 Masoud feat. Josie – Leave It All Behind (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
13 John O’Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher vs. Above & Beyond – Big Sky Home (Daniel Kandi Bootleg)

Download Above & Beyond’s set
Download Kyau & Albert’s set
Download Super8 & Tab’s set
Download Mat Zo’s set
Download Proff’s set
Download Daniel Kandi’s set

Weekend Sendoff #1


Happy Friday everyone… this week has been pretty killer work-wise for me, so it will be nice to unwind for the next two days. I am considering doing something like this every Friday where I share some recent goodies I have picked up. How does the weekend sendoff sound? It’s like a top 5 or top 10 tracks of the week kinda thing, or maybe even a set of the week. I guess I’ll think it over and you will find out next Friday. Anyway, here are some random tracks which have been keeping me going… hopefully they start your weekend off right!

Sander van Doorn – Daddy Rock (Live at Club Fluxx, San Diego)
I recorded this at a local club back in April but had no idea what the track was. Found out last week that it’s actually Sander’s new song, so this video has been revived. Watch it in HD for better quality.

Hammer & Bennett – Language (Phynn Remix)
I first heard this track this morning and was pretty impressed. There aren’t many tracks that can get me pumped up on the drive to work, but this one really did it for me. The original came out a few years ago, but Phynn does a great job on the remix.


Pobsky – Final Cloud (Original Mix)

Gotta love the lead in this track, it’s definitely one of the grooviest songs at the moment.

Nick Sentience – Kinetic (Original Mix)
I have been very happy with the re-emergence of Nick Sentience, and this track is a great reason why. The bassline is hard as fuck and it sounds great on a loud system. Check out his other track Nocturnal which was released on the same EP a few days ago.

Ferry Tayle feat. Stephan R – Desert Storm
Don’t worry guys, I have not forget my melodic trance roots. This one is off Ferry Tayle’s new album, Carnet de Vol, which will be out soon.

Mat Zo – Land of the Free (Original Mix)
Here’s the latest from youngin’ Matan Zohar. The track is pretty techy and parts of it remind me of DJ Observer and Daniel Heatcliff’s Cowabunga.

Ashley Wallbridge – Smoke (Original Mix)
This is the latest from Ashley Wallbridge (who is not a girl I must add). It was released about 4 days ago on AVA recordings along with the track Rhythm. It’s definitely got that Wallbridge sound to it, and I’m sure you will be hearing it a lot in the future.

Grube & Hovsepian – Conviction (Skytech Stadium Remix)
This one’s a gem of a track with a great melody in the middle. It was released in the middle of July on Club Elite.

Gareth Emery – Global (Markus Schulz Big Room Reconstruction)
I know many of you are feelin Gareth’s new tune Sanctuary, but I think this one is much better. Add Markus’ editing skills and the song improves even more.

Markus Schulz – Perception feat. Justine Suissa (Super 8 & Tab Remix)
I’ll leave you guys with this one, which has seen many, many plays on my CDJ. I know I posted it up last week too, but it’s really too good to forget.


Here is the latest compilation from British trance super-group Above & Beyond. I haven’t listened through it yet (waiting for my signed copy before I take a listen), so here is a nice little review by Twan van Loon:

In the world of Above & Beyond there’s only ever one way — up. In the last few years alone, the UK based production/DJ trio have debuted their full live show in front of 8,000 fans in Beirut, played to 1 million people on a beach in Rio de Janiero and even been chosen to soundtrack the unveiling of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. Not once, however, have they or their Anjunabeats label rested on their laurels.

Across a span of over 170 releases, Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats imprint has grown from humble beginnings to become a global standard-bearer for trance and melodic electronic music. Now, more than ever, it is is synonymous with a quality control that is all too lacking in today’s quick-fix digital age.

The two-disc Anjunabeats Volume 8 compilation is exactly how trance in 2010 should be. A journey showcasing the full spectrum of Above & Beyond’s sound, the compilation takes in electro-influenced grooves, deeper trance and hypnotic progressive textures alongside their trademark euphoric anthems.

Above & Beyond themselves offer a taste of their long awaited second artist album through the instant, emotional highlight ‘A Thing Called Love’, while their debut collaboration with respected German duo Kyau & Albert (‘Anphonic’) provides a driving, upbeat club monster that will be sending message boards, clubs and stadia crazy for months to come.

With over 20 separate artists featured, Anjunabeats Volume 8 is also a testament to the vital transatlantic family that the label now represents. Ascendant talents like Arty, Aruna and 7 Skies inspire fresh excitement. Andrew Bayer’s trio of deep, genre-blurring productions mark him out as one of the most exciting names to come through the ranks since Mat Zo, who himself features through his remix of ‘Live Forever’ by Lange feat. Emma Hewitt.

There’s welcome room, of course, for long-standing Anjuna favourites like Oliver Smith, Nitrous Oxide and Super8 & Tab who make a double appearance ahead of their debut artist album and unleash their most accomplished creations yet. In the beautifully crafted ‘Piece Of Me’, Daniel Kandi has another timeless classic in the making and Dutchman Bart Claessen offers the magically climbing ’90 Nights Of Summer’. Volume 8 also heralds the first Anjuna release by Duderstadt with ‘Stranded in NYC’ plus new Anjuna signings Parker & Hanson, Thomas Datt and Who.Is, a collaborative project from Bart Claessen and Raz Nitzan.

Put simply, the mix is a snapshot of the future. The future of Above & Beyond, the future of the Anjunabeats family and the future of trance.

*edit- Ok, just received my copy today and went through it right now… and I gotta say, I like what I heard first listen. Think of this album as a really complete episode of TATW without any of the fillers. This is really an album that is to be enjoyed turned up loud at home or in the car; it’s not really built as a clubbing CD or anything like that. But this is a good thing, because usually clubbing music thrives more on intensity and doesn’t contain a lot of the more complex songs that take longer to develop. Actually, I think a lot of Anjuna stuff is produced with a little bit more depth, which sometimes makes it ‘boring’ to hear live. Above & Beyond’s sets usually don’t seem as hard as some other trance sets, and I’ve heard a lot of people say their sets from big events put them to sleep. I’d love to disagree with that, but I can’t completely (only through comparison). Either way, I think the stuff they play has a pretty unique sound and it always has my attention. Check it out for yourself, I’m gonna replay it from the beginning but this time with a nice set of cans =)

Above & Beyond – Anjunabeats vol. 8
Disc 1

01 Parker & Hanson – Alquimia
02 Duderstadt – Stranded In NYC
03 Aruna & Mark Eteson – Let Go
04 Oliver Smith – Chordplay
05 Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – Keyboard Cowboys
06 Above & Beyond vs. Kyau & Albert – Anphonic
07 Arty – Rush
08 Maor Levi feat. Ashley Tomberlin – Chasing Love
09 Super8 & Tab feat. Anton Sonin – Black Is The New Yellow
10.Andrew Bayer – From The Earth (Breakfast Remix)
11 Bart Claessen – 90 Nights Of Summer
12 Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery pres. OceanLab – On A Good Day (Metropolis)
13 Thomas Datt pres. Asedo – Seven Years
14 Daniel Kandi – Piece Of Me

Disc 2
01 Andrew Bayer – A Farewell (Intro Edit)
02 Andrew Bayer – The Taxi Driver
03 Arty – The Wonder
04 7 Skies – Sushi
05 Lange feat. Emma Hewitt – Live Forever (Mat Zo Dub)
06 Who.Is. – We.Are.
07 Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford – Thing Called Love (Club Mix)
08 David West feat. Andreas Hermansson – Larry Mountains 54 (Juventa Remix)
09 Adam Nickey – Altara
10 Daniel Kandi – Forgive Me
11 Super8 & Tab feat. Jan Burton – Mercy (Extended Mix)
12 AltF4 – AltF4 (Dan Stone Remix)
13 Nitrous Oxide – Dreamcatcher (Club Mix)
14 OceanLab vs. Passive Progressive – Sky Falls Away

Here is the promo video for the two-disc album:

As you can tell, A&B have a cool little space theme going on with the artwork (signed booklet in the middle):

Click here to listen to Anjunabeats vol. 7

Anjunabeats Worldwide 02


For those of you who love that Anjuna sound, here is the second installment of the Worldwide series. The first edition came out 4 years ago, with Super 8 & Tab and Mark Pledger on the mix. That album contained some serious tunes which I consider to be Anjuna classics, such as Black is the Colour, Year Zero, Make U Mine, Blue Bird, M.I.R.A., and Shift. Finns Miika and Janne return again for the first disc, but Mat Zo has replaced Mark Pledger on the second one. As to be expected, both CDs are jammed with Anjuna songs and feature many Anjuna artists, such as Sunny Lax, Jer Martin, Maor Levi, Dinka, Cold Blue, and Bart Claessen. Of course the latest tracks from S8 & Tab and Mat Zo are also heard on the album, including Black is the New Yellow, Irufushi, Near the End, and The Lost. The first disc really follows along the S8 & Tab style, with melodic tones and electro-style bouncy beats. The second disc is a little bit darker with some techy elements mixed alongside thick, heavy motifs. Mat Zo’s career has been on a steady rise since 2007, and it quite clear why he was chosen to work on this album. With these three artists at the helm of the Anjuna trademark, the future of the label seems very bright.

Anjunabeats Worldwide 02

Disc 1 – mixed by Super 8 & Tab
01 Roddy Reynaert – Warp 6:59
02 Bent – As You Fall (Kyau & Albert Remix) 5:35
03 Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are) (Rank 1 Remix) 4:34
04 MaRLo feat. eM – Capture (Mike Koglin Remix) 5:31
05 Lange – Under Pressure 5:41
06 Ronski Speed – Denva 5:01
07 Super8 & Tab feat. Anton Sonin – Black Is The New Yellow 5:58
08 Thomas Datt – Phoenix Burn 5:58
09 Sunny Lax – Vanesse 6:33
10 Super8 & Tab – Irufushi (Adam Nickey Remix) 6:18
11 Jer Martin – Ten Minutes to Midnight (Original Club Mix) 5:51
12 7 Skies – Caffeine 6:32
13 Dan Stone – Crafted 5:32

Disc 2 – mixed by Mat Zo
01Maor Levi – Illumina 6:33
02 Dinka – Aircraft 5:27
03 Arnej – They Need Us (Club Edit) 4:11
04 Mat Zo – Near The End 5:49
05 Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – By All Means (Club Mix) 3:53
06 Andy Duguid – DejaVoodoo 4:22
07 San feat. Jan Johnston – Perfect Dream 5:38
08 Cold Blue – Orient Sun 5:49
09 Richard Durand – Xelerate 4:48
10 Bart Claessen – Elf 7:10
11 Ankhen – Green Line (Ronski Speed Remix) 5:58
12 Mat Zo – The Lost 6:56
13 Mike Shiver & Aruna – Everywhere you Are (Duderstadt Dub Mix) 5:21
14 Reeves – Call Of Loneliness (Mat Zo Remix) 7:25

ASOT 450 Poland


Here are the sets from the night of April 24, 2010 in the Centennial Hall located in Wroclaw, Poland. This was the last day (day 5) of the entire ASOT 450 celebration , and it certainly closed out with a bang.  I thought that this party had the most potential for having the best music, and the tracklist undeniably lives up to this. I haven’t listened through all of them yet, but so far they sound great. I’m not sure what’s up with the recordings, but some of the sets do have some breaks in them and there could possibly be some missing tracks. Every year the ASOT party gets bigger and bigger, I wonder what Armin has up his sleeves for ASOT 500…

Mat Zo
01. Faithless – Not Going Home (Eric Prydz Remix)
02. ID – ID + Marco V – Unprepared (Acapella)
03. Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (YAmos & Ultimate D. Remix)
04. Mat Zo – Near The End
05. Andrea Doria vs. LXR – Beauty Of Silence (Inpetto Remix)
06. ID – ID
07. Josh Gabriel pres. Winter Kills – Deep Down (Mat Zo Remix)
08. Kyau & Albert – Once In A Life (Club Mix)
09. ID – ID
10. Lange feat. Emma Hewitt – Live Forever (Mat Zo Remix)

Jorn van Deynhoven

01. 3rd Moon – Bliss (Hydro Aquatic Remix)
02. Activa Vs. Sean Tyas – Melbourne In This World (Jaro Sabo Mash Up) ?
03. W&W vs. Jonas Stenberg – Alligator ****house (Bjorn Akesson Remix)
04. RAM vs. Talla 2XLC feat. Naama Hilman – Between RAMsterdam (Next DJ mashup of JvD Remix)
05. John Askew – Bored of You, Bored of Me (Gary Maguire Remix)
06. Thomas Bronzwaer – Collider (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix)
07. Emotia – Sequile (Ronny K. Emotion Mix)
08. Mike Shiver vs. Matias Lehtola – Snooze (Bjorn Akesson Remix)
09. Marcus Schцssow & Reeves feat. Emma Hewitt – Light (Stoneface & Terminal Dub)
10. Ronski Speed feat. Emma Hewitt pres. Sun Decade – Lasting Light (Jorn van Deynhoven Dub)

Super 8 & Tab

01. Super8 & Tab feat. Anton Sonin – Black Is The New Yellow (Original Mix)
02. Paul Van Dyk – Nothing But You (Super8 & Tab Remix)
03. Lange – Under Pressure (Original Mix)
04. Super8 & Tab – Elektra Scorchin (Super8 & Tab Mashup)
05. Super8 & Tab vs. Armin Van Buuren feat. Nadia – Helsinki’s Watching (Above & Beyond’s Mashup Mix)
06. Meck feat. Dino – Feels Like A Prayer (Bart Claessen Dub Mix)
07. Rafael Frost – Flashback (Original Mix)
08. Ferry Corsten feat. Betsie Larkin – Made of Love (Super8 & Tab Remix)
09. Super8 & Tab – Irufushi (Original Mix)
10. 7 Skies – Caffeine (Original Mix)

Andy Moor

01. TyDi – Good Dream (Barnes & Heatcliff Remix) w/ Ashley Wallbridge & Andy Moor feat. Meighan Nealon – Faces (Acapella)
02. Rank 1 vs. Jochen Miller – The Great Escape (Extended Mix) w/ Yuri Kane – Right Back (Original Mix)
03. Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are) (Ian Flux & Thomas Blofeld Vocal Mix)
04. Andy Moor feat. Carrie Skipper – She Moves (Ashley Wallbridge Re-Dub)
05. Gareth Emery – Global (Original Mix)
06. Tiesto vs. Lange & Andy Moor vs. Komytea – Lethal Stadium Four (Gareth Emery Edit)
07. Andy Moor – ID
08. Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Tenishia Remix)
09. Adam White & Andy Moor pres. Whiteroom – The White Room (Original Mix)
10. Ben Gold – Sapphire (Main Mix)

Armin van Buuren 
01. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia – Aisha (Intro Mix)
02. Cosmic Gate – Barra (Extended Mix)
03. Shogun feat. Emma Lock – Save Me (Original Mix)
04. Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts feat. Kristy Thirsk – Black Flowers (Josh Gabriel Remix)
05. BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way (Armin van Buuren Remix)
06. Faithless – Not Going Home (Armin van Buuren Remix)
07. W&W vs. Jonas Stenberg – Alligator ****house (Original Mix)
08. Ali Wilson – Pandora (Original Mix)
09. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia – Tuvan (Extended Mix)
10. Ben Preston feat. Susie – Remember Me (Daniel Kandi’s Flashy Tribute Mix)
11. Eco – And We Flew Away (Original Mix)
12. Max Graham feat. Neev Kennedy – Sun In The Winter (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
13. Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton vs. Cosmic Gate – F.A.V. Rain (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
14. Binary Finary – 1998 (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
15. Arctic Moon – True Romance (Original Mix)
16. Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Walk The Edge (Alex M.O.R.P.H. B2B Woody Van Eyden Mix)
17. Jer Martin vs. Armin van Buuren feat. Justine Suissa – Ten Minutes of Burning Desire (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
18. Ehren Stowers – Frequency (Original Mix)
19. Cirez D vs. Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel – On Off Of Love (Armin van Buuren Mashup)

Markus Schulz
01. Markus Schulz feat. Khaz – Dark Heart Waiting (Intro Mix)
02. Reverse – Absolute Reality (Arty Remix)
03. ID – ID
04. Jochen Miller – Red One
05. Jan Johnston – Flesh (Thr3shold Remix)
06. Anton Firtich pres. AF Project – Something Wrong w/ ID
07. M6 – The Flow (Skytech Remix)
08. ID – ID
09. Skytech – Comet (Original Mix)
10. Rex Mundi – Opera Of Northern Ocean (Phynn Remix)
11. Rank 1 – Breathing (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)
12. Markus Schulz feat. Khaz – Dark Heart Waiting (Club Mix)

Sied van Riel
01. ID – ID
02. Sander van Doorn – Daisy (Original Mix)
03. Aly & Fila feat. Denise Rivera – My Mind Is With You (W&W Remix)
04. Bart Claessen – Hartseer (Scot Project Remix)
05. Sied Van Riel – MME
06. Ummet Ozcan – Trinity (Original Mix)
07. Robert Gitelman – Fluidum (Original Mix)
08. Anton Firtich feat. Victoria Mazze – Meant To Be Free (Original Mix)
09. Olive – You’re Not Alone (Paul Webster Remix)
10. Mike Foyle pres. Statica – Deadly Nightshade (Phynn Remix)
11. Andain – Beatiful Things (Roger Shah Magic Island Remix)

Sebastian Brandt

01. Sebastian Brandt – 450 (Intro Mix)
02. ID – ID
03. Aurosonic – Feel (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
04. Sebastian Brandt – 450 (Original Mix)
05. Dimension – Queensland (Artic Moon Remix)
06. Signum – First Strike
07. Masoud feat. Laurie – Blinded (Sebastian Brandt Remix)
08. John Askew – Blackout (Simon Patterson Remix)
09. Dogzilla – Without You (John O’Callaghan Remix)
10. Cold Blue & Pedro Del Mar – 11 Days (Sebastian Brandt Remix)
11. Greg Downey & Bryan Kearney – Acid Show (SkytrOnic Tech Mashup)

Nitrous Oxide

01. ID – ID
02. Nitrous Oxide feat. Sean Ryan – Come Into My World (Original Mix)
03. ID – ID
04. Nitrous Oxide feat. Aneym – Far Away (Club Mix)
05. Nitrous Oxide – Dreamcatcher (Original Mix)
06. Activa pres. Solar Movement – Eclipse (Mat Zo Remix)
07. Augustin Servente – Esturion (Jonas Hornblad Remix)
08. Tim Preijers pres. Sense Of Shiver feat. Boom – Offshore (Arctic Moon Remix)
09. ID – ID

Above & Beyond Anjunabeats vol. 7

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Just picked up a copy of the seventh edition of Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats compilation series, which was released today on Anjunabeats Records. This is one of my favorite trance compilation series ever (right up there with Tiesto’s Magik Armin’s ASOT series), and this latest installment does not fail to deliver. Volumes 1-4 were all single disc CDs, but the last three volumes (5-7) have all been double disc releases. This shows the growth and increasing success of the Anjuna team, which includes the label, the signed producers, all the hard working people who stand behind them, and of course the frontmen: Jono, Paavo, and Tony, better known as Above & Beyond. This year’s release showcases some of the finest new tracks from the Anjuna label, many of which come from long-established artists such as Oliver Smith, Sunny Lax, Nitrous Oxide, Daniel Kandi, and Super 8 & Tab. There are also tracks from newcomers Mat Zo and Cold Blue, both of whom are having outstanding years with numerous great releases. There is also a bonus DVD, titled A Dog With a Smile, which documents life on tour with A&B, and it comes free with the album if you buy a hardcopy. I’ve only listened to it through a few times, but I like what I hear so far. The first CD starts off slower and is more housey, and I like the tracks Milano, To the Six, Cadence, Nuclear Fision, and Anjunabeach. The second CD speeds up the tempo and builds with some really nice progressive tracks, such as Aurora, Irufushi, Callista, and Moon Dust. What I really like about all of these Anjunabeats compilations is that they all have that signature Anjuna feel, with animated basslines, layers upon layers of sounds, and just the right amount of vocals. The mixing for this album is way better than that of volume 6, which ultimately leads to a better flow throughout the album. I’ll post up a more comprehensive review once I get better acquainted with the tracks, but for now.. go get your copy today!

Here is Tony McGuinness’ take on the album:
“In some respects Volume 7 sees Anjunabeats coming into focus. Our tastes have always been catholic and now, with a star-studded roster of incredibly talented artists, we are attracting and releasing a range of top quality records that can fully realise the breadth and ambition of the label. The 2 CD mix covers the full range of what we play as DJs and we’re delighted to have so many new standout tracks from our multi-national, multi-talented and multi-lovely Anjunabeats family”.

Here is the trailer for the DVD:

Tracklist:

CD 1-
1. Answer42 feat. Belinda Frank – Pink Houses (Vox-Dub Edit)
2. Boom Jinx & Jaytech – Milano
3. Boom Jinx & Andrew Bayer – To The Six
4. Oliver Smith – Pacific
5. Solarity – Terminal 6
6. Dirty Vegas – Tonight (Above & Beyond Mix)
7. Reeves – Call Of Loneliness
8. Oliver Smith – Cadence
9. Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are)
10.Cold Blue – Mount Everest (Dennis Shepherd Mix)
11.Anhken – Green Line
12.Above & Beyond – Anjunabeach
13.Paul Keeley – Paper Jet (Bart Claessen Big Room Remix)
14.Mat Zo – Nuclear Fusion

CD2-
1. Mike Koglin Vs. P.O.S. – Autumn
2. Sunny Lax – Misgrey
3. Nitrous Oxide – Aurora (Sunny Lax Remix)
4. Mat Zo – Default
5. Mike Shiver & Aruna – Everywhere You Are
6. Super8 & Tab – Irufushi
7. Cold Blue – 30 Degrees At Midnight
8. Lange pres. Firewall – Wanderlust
9. Nitrous Oxide & Adam Nickey – Moon Dust
10.Adam Nickey – Callista (Stoneface & Terminal Mix)
11.Daniel Kandi – Venice Beach
12.Activa pres. Solar Movement – Eclipse (Mat Zo Remix)
13.Dan Stone – Fahrenheit
14.Cold Blue – Downhill

Play CD 1:

Play CD 2:

You can buy the album at Amazon, Beatport, iTunes, HMV, and Juno.

ASOT 2009

ASOT
Aside from the questionable cover, Armin has done it again! I have come to expect nothing short of greatness from the number 1 trance DJ in the world (in my eyes, not stupid DJ mag). This latest addition to the annual ASOT compilation contains the newest and hottest trance tunes from around the world. I’m actually not surprised that the double-CD contains mostly unreleased songs; Armin’s radio show ALWAYS plays tracks weeks, and sometimes months, before they are even released. I can safely say that he has the best access to all the new shit as he constantly reminds us that we should all be jealous of him. Who wouldn’t pay to have access to his email??? He probably gets hundreds of new tracks weekly, which makes me wonder where he gets the time to listen to all of them amongst all the traveling, touring, and producing. With all those tracks at his hands, it’s no wonder he can put out mixes with such great expertise. Ok let’s get down to the review.
The first CD is entitled “On the Beach”. This CD has an overall summer theme to it with bouncy, laid back beach tunes. When I first listened to it, I felt like I should be chillin on the sand, sippin on a Singapore sling. The beats are groovy, the melodies are chill, and the build-ups are smooth. Check out the guitar synths in “Riddles in the Sand” and you will know exactly what I am talking about. New tracks from The Blizzard, Andy Moor, Rex Mundi, and newcomer TyDi persist in locking you into that beach flow. If you are looking for a CD to chill out to or lounge with, this is definitely the one to bump in the background.
The second CD is called “In the Club”, and Armin definitely turns up the heat with this one. If the first CD compels you to cruise with the windows down in the warm summer air, this CD will definitely invoke feelings of speeding down the fast lane with your hands tightly gripping the wheel. When I was finally able to stop listening to the first CD, I was rewarded with these 15 beautiful tracks on the second CD. Which CD is better? I would say number 2, but that’s only because I prefer a faster bpm. If you love driving melodies and moving crescendos like I do, this is the CD for you. Armin has put together what I consider to be a collection of the best progressive trance on this CD. With great new tracks from Aly & Fila (always awesome) and Nitrous Oxide (3rd Moon), this second CD keeps you on that journey that only progressive trance listeners are familiar with. I’m not sure why Armin decided to start off with two Cosmic Gate tracks back to back, but they set the tone right with their prominent basslines. The first 5 tracks are pretty good, but Armin really opens it up with the great vocal track featuring Audrey Gallagher “Freefalling” from the ridiculously hot, very talented Claudia Cazacu. Armin also adds one of his own productions under his revived alias Gaia, while Alex M.O.R.P.H and Andy Blueman show why the are two of the best in the game with their ability to paint pictures using beautiful euphonics.
There aren’t any hard-hitters on this album with crazy beats, but I’m glad Armin didn’t include any tracks like that. He had a theme and he stuck with it, which leaves us with the most melodic ASOT up to this point. Last year’s album was alright, but this year’s CD brings ASOT back to the level that it hit in 2007. Great work, Armin!
CD 1 – On The Beach
1. John O’Callaghan feat. Lo-Fi Sugar – Never Fade Away (Andy Duguid Mix – On the Beach Intro Edit)
2. Sunlounger feat. Kyler England – Change Your Mind (Myon and Shane 54 Remix)
3. M6 – Paradise Lost
4. Ron Hagen & Pascal M – Riddles In The Sand
5. Mat Zo – The Fractal Universe
6. The Blizzard with Gåte – Iselilja (Sunn Jellie & The Blizzard Dub Remix)
7. Monogato – Miami Vibe (Omnia Remix)
8. Josh Gabriel presents Winter Kills – Deep Down
9. Myon and Shane 54 feat. Aruna – Helpless (Monster Mix)
10. tyDi feat. Audrey Gallagher – You Walk Away
11. Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge feat. Meighan Nealon – Faces
12. Rex Mundi feat. Susana – Nothing At All
13. Jerome Isma-Ae – Shaguar
14. Dash Berlin with Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Man On The Run (Nic Chagall Remix)

CD 2 – In The Club
1. John O’Callaghan feat. Sarah Howells – Find Yourself (Cosmic Gate Remix)
2. Fabio XB & Ronnie Play feat. Gabriel Cage – Inside Of You (Cosmic Gate Remix)
3. Gaia – Tuvan
4. Michael Tsukerman – Sivan
5. Cressida – Onyric (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
6. Claudia Cazacu feat. Audrey Gallagher – Freefalling
7. Aly & Fila – Rosaires
8. Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Ana Criado – Sunset Boulevard
9. Signum – Addicted
10. Robert Nickson – Circles (Andy Blueman Remix)
11. Neptune Project – Aztec
12. Thomas Bronzwaer – Look Ahead
13. Phuture Sound feat. Angie – Come To Me (ASOT 2009 Reconstruction)
14. Dreastic – Blade Runner
15. 3rd Moon – Monsun