The Skopje sunset mix

Another series of trips means another series of new mixes on my pacemaker device. This one was done one evening in Skopje, Macedonia. Slightly cut short by having to get somewhere for dinner but its a different kind of mix with a number of ones I’ve played over the years.

  1. Empty Street – Late night Alumni
  2. Columbia – Paul Van Dyk
  3. Ephemeral – Nakhiya
  4. Cream – Blank & Jones
  5. Humming the lights – Armin Van Buuren pres Gaia
  6. The Dark Knight – Khomha
  7. Nailed (James Dymond remix) – Paul Webster
  8. Emotional Life (Elite Electronic Remix) – Armos
  9. Nardo (Jorn Van Deynhoven Mix) – Jorn Van Deynhoven & Manuel Le Saux
  10. Going Home (Jorn Van Deynhoven mix) – Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt

Enjoy!

Travels with Pacemaker… live from Skopje

Travels with Pacemaker Skopje
Taken by Adriangradinar

Its rare when I get the opportunity to Dj on a big stage in front of a crowd live but I certainly do enjoy it. This time it was live from British Council’s PlayUK 2018 in Skopje Macedonia. Someone couldn’t make it and I said well if you need a DJ I’m totally up for it.

Very enjoyable, shame I didn’t have longer and I started mixing during the sound test meaning I didn’t hit record. I did consider hitting stop and then hitting record but people were dancing and well the mix was pretty simple.

The intruders in Helsinki mix

Can’t even tell you how many mixes I have done over the last few trips but I’m slowly picking out the good ones and uploading them to my Mixcloud account.

I really enjoyed doing this mix on my pacemaker while enjoying a coffee near the Amos Rex, and happened to capture the scene of space intruders (really models dressed up in space clothes) climbing over the outside. Its a short one and you will see intruder by Armin vs MIKE is in there twice, as it was fitting with the stampede of space intruders.

  1. Madagascar (Ferry Corsten mix) – Art of Trance
  2. Love Stimulation (PvD love club mix) – Humate
  3. Running up the hill (Jerome isma-ae bootleg) – Placebo
  4. Reflection (Extended mix) – Ferry Corsten
  5. Mass Noise 2015 – Fred Baker & Seb B
  6. Intruder – Armin Vs MIKE
  7. Opium – Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor
  8. Blood Angels (Chris Liebing Mix) – John Starlight
  9. Amino Acid – Tau-Rine
  10. Intruder – Armin Vs MIKE
  11. My Beat (Ambassador extended remix) – Blaze
  12. The Expedition (Indecent noise remix) – Armin Van Buuren and Markus Schulz

The b-sides of Edinburgh mix

This pacemaker device mix is done during a very busy train ride to the Edinburgh fridge festival. Its a long one at 1 hour 52 minutes, certainly not the longest I have mixed but its a good one. The mix is full of tunes, which I don’t normally play or if they are the alternative mix (b-side)

Photo credit for Gavin Proc’s picture which is used as the cover.

Enjoy!

  1. Chant a Tune (Jeremy Olander Remix) – 16 Bit Loltas
  2. Energy Flash (Graffiti on Mars remix) – Joey Beltram
  3. Frosted (Foreign Force Remix) – Kyamoto
  4. Rain (Cosmic Gate Remix) – Armin Van Buuren Feat. Cathy Burton
  5. Language (Original mix) – Hammer and Bennett
  6. No Fear (Fredrik Miller Remix) – Chapter XJ
  7. Iker – Bigtopo
  8. Lift – Sean Tyas
  9. Forest – Andrew Wu
  10. Jonas Steur – Castamara
  11. Key of Life (MaRLo remix) – Ferry Corsten
  12. Nocturnal delight – Matt Darey
  13. Elusive (Garry Maguire remix) – Paul Trainer
  14. Suru (Martin Roth Nu-Style remix) – Super8 & Tab
  15. Infected (Stephane Badey Remix) – Mark L
  16. Unprepared – Marco V
  17. Hold that sucker down – Jerome Isma-Ae
  18. Fragile – Oliver Lieb
  19. Dropzone – Liam Melly
  20. Aumento – Joey Beltram
  21. Earth Shaker – Sushi
  22. Airtight (Extended mix) – Rafael Osmo
  23. Don’t leave me (Club edit) – Activa and Giusepe Ottaviani

A Scandinavian midsummer sky-night dream mix

Recorded on Adelsö Island, Stockholm on 22nd June during Midsummers night.

Track selection is something of the best tunes from previous mixes. I did a few mixes while in Scandinavia so expect more soon. In the meanwhile enjoy the Scandinavian midsummers skynight dream mix

  1. There is no law – Messiah
  2. Reflection (extended mix) – Ferry Corsten
  3. Shnorkel – Miki Litvak & ido Ophir
  4. Night in Motion – Cubic 22
  5. Opium – Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor
  6. Labyrinth (Paul Keyen Remix) – Lee Cassells
  7. Anomaly (Eeemus’s Higgs Boson remix) – Gordey Tsukanov
  8. Grotesque (Alex MORPH and RAM Original mix) – RAM
  9. No Fear (Phil Dinner remix) – Chapter XJ
  10. Uncommon World – Bryan Kearney
  11. We are one (instrumental mix) – Dave 202
  12. Headliner – Jornvan Deynhoven
  13. Everythings been written – 8 Wonders
  14. The Dark Knight – Khomha
  15. The Oblivious – Muhamed Sherief & W.A.A.JI
  16. Neba – Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella

Fuel on the burning fire mix

I recorded fuel on the burning fire, while on the plane back from FUEL 2018 in Brussels. Such a good time and lots of amazing people and upgraded to business class, giving me lots of room to stretch out and throw down another pacemaker device mix.

I’ve recently been including more and more rave/90’s dance music in my mix and this is no different. Enjoy from the sunny cabin of my flight back to Manchester.

Photo credit: Kartaba

  1. Kiss the Sky – Frequency
  2. 3rd Earth (heartbeat remix) – Solarstone vs Scott Bond
  3. Comet – Skytech
  4. One for you (oliver klein remix) – Oliver Klien
  5. Night in motion – Cubic 22
  6. Opium – Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor
  7. Labyrinth (Paul Keyen remix) – Lee cassells
  8. Brush Stroke – Simon Patterson
  9. Running up the hill (jerome isma-ae bootleg) – Placabo
  10. Seven days and one week (club mix) – BBE
  11. Ultra Curve – Cosmic gate
  12. Southern sun (moe aly remix) – Paul Oakenfold

 

Leaving sunny Madrid mix

Leaving Madrid, recorded on the plane back to Manchester

  1. First attempt – Tomcraft
  2. Energy Flash (Graffiti on mars remix) – Joey Beltram
  3. Flight 643 (oliver klein remix) – Ferry Corsten
  4. Fractal – Bednar
  5. I feel wonderful (cosmic gate’s from AM to PM mix) – Cosmic gate feat Jan Johnston
  6. She wants him (Blake Jarrells panty dropper mix) – Moussa Clark & Terrafunka
  7. Opium – Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor
  8. Suru (martin roth electrance remix) – Super8 & tab
  9. Anomaly (Eeemus’s Higgs Boson remix) – Gordey Tsukanov

The heights of Lisbon mix

The heights of Lisbon, recorded during a great evening in Lisbon.

  1. Open up – Leftfield
  2. Loneliness (club mix) – Tomcraft
  3. Whites of her eyes – Simon Patterson
  4. Delores – Indecient noise
  5. From Russia with love (matt darey mix) – Matt Darey pres DSP
  6. Jump the next train (Vadim Zhukov dub) – Young Parisians feat Ben Lost
  7. Labyrinth (Paul Keyan remix) – Lee Cassells
  8. Strange world (M.I.K.E’s rework 2006) – Push
  9. Souvenir De Chine – Fire & Ice
  10. Take me away (into the night) (purple haze remix) – 4 Strings
  11. Sweet little girl (Voolgarizm remix) – Mario Piu
  12. Tenshi – Gouryella
  13. Uncommon world – Bryan Kearney
  14. We are one (instrumental mix) – Dave 202
  15. Why does my heart feel so bad (Ferry Corsten remix) – Moby
  16. Anahara (extended mix) – Ferry Corsten pres Gouryella

Raving in Albufeira mix

Raving in Albufeira, recorded on a long bus ride from Albuferia to Faro. Lots of classics mixed in with a roller coaster ride of tunes

  1. Sunset (bird of prey) – Fatboy Slim
  2. Rheinkraft (extended mix) – Oliver Klein
  3. Dj Culture (Joey Beltram mix) – Kevin Saunders
  4. Revolving doors (club mix) – Ronski Speed
  5. Wrist block (Joey Beltram remix) – Side Four
  6. Running up the hill (Jerome isma-ae bootleg mix) – Placebo
  7. Flat Beat – Mr Ozio
  8. Shnorkel – Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir
  9. Valhalla (tonerush remix) – OneBeat
  10. Higher state of consciousness (dirty south remix) – Josh Wink
  11. Aumento – Joey Beltram
  12. EDM Death Machine – Knife Party
  13. A9 – Ariel
  14. Brainwashed (Club mix) – Tomcraft
  15. Gouryella (extended mix) – Gouryella
  16. Anahera (extended mix) – Ferry Corsten pres Gouryella

Clubbed: a kickstarted visual history of UK club culture

It was Tom Morris who first pointed me towards this kickstarter project for a visual history of UK club culture.

The shots look so good and its a great thing to have captured, I wish there was one for the early UK rave culture too but I’ve pledged as I’d love to have this in my book collection.

Running the labyrinth mix

New mix recorded on the pacemaker device while on the plane back from Madeira. Big fan of the labyrinth (part one), even if I got a take down for it when uploading a mix to Soundcloud. I found the other mixes good too, especially the new paul keyen remix. Likewise I love jerome isma-ae’s remix of Placebo’s Running up the hill. Hence running the labyrinth mix.

Enjoy!

  1. Eternity – Ferry Corsten
  2. Running up the hill (jerome isma-ae bootleg) – Placebo
  3. Cuckoo – Jon Mangan
  4. Humming the lights – Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia
  5. Intution – Marninx Pres Ecco
  6. Running Up that Hill (Extended Mix) – Markus Schulz Presents Dakota Ft Bev Wild
  7. The labyrinth (part one) – Moogwai
  8. Stella – Jam & Spoon
  9. Labyrinth (paul keyen remix) – Lee Cassells
  10. Into the unknown – Yves Deruyter
  11. Super cool – Tempo Giusto, Jace Headland
  12. Megalodon – Dash Berlin
  13. Language (Santiago nino dub tech mix) – Hammer and Bennett
  14. Reflection (extended mix) – Ferry Corsten
  15. The labyrinth (part two) – moogwai
  16. Dissolve – Simon Patterson feat. Sarah Howells
  17. The Dark Knight – KhoMha
  18. Summer_Melodies (Frequence Remix) – Frequence
  19. Empty Cities, Dead Ghosts (Chronosapien Remix) – Fictitious Riceboy
  20. Daemoni Miserere – Dr. Clarke

photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zoxcleb/12708086944/

Sleepless in Sarajevo the mix

While on my work trips places, I do love getting out my Pacemaker device and doing a mix. Sometimes I even record the mixes, like this one which I recorded while on the plane from Sarajevo to the UK via Germany. It not the best but fun to do regardless. There was a mix I did start to do which was more tech trance with lots of deep dark beats, but it got cut short due to the plane landing. Expect that to be redone on my next flight to Portugal.

Its sums up the intense amount of work we did in Sarajevo and the huge lack of sleep I had getting up at 6:30am almost every day; but it was so worth it.

Here is the playlist and you hear the whole thing on mixcloud.

  1. Air – Paul Echo
  2. Delores – Indecent Noise
  3. Brush Strokes – Simon Patterson
  4. Grotesque (Alex MORPH and RAM mix) – RAM
  5. Voema – Ferry Corsten
  6. Valhalla (Tonerush remix) – OneBeat
  7. Black is the colour (Coco and Green Remix) – Cara Dillion vs 2 Devine
  8. Super Human – Andrew Bayer feat. Asbjrn
  9. Running up that hill (extended mix) – Markus Schulz presents Dakota
  10. Megalodon – Dash Berlin
  11. Sweet Little Girl (Voolgarizm Remix) – Mario Piu
  12. Shadow World – Thomas Bronzwaer
  13. Labyrinth (Paul Keyen remix) – Lee Cassells
  14. Time (dub mix) – Paul webster feat. Angelic Amanda
  15. Nebula One – WarrenK
  16. No Fear (Phil Dinner remix) – Chapter XJ
  17. Higher State – Genix
  18. Impossible Love Story (R-Edit) – Marvin Gahan Feat. Jane Pick
  19. Seven cities (V-one’s living cities remix) – Solar Stone
  20. Unchained – Diego Morrill

Always trust in new trance, the new pacemaker mix

Its been a while since I uploaded a new pacemaker mix, mainly because I have been so busy and also listening to a bunch of new trance tunes. This was recorded on the way back from York on a train recently.

A mix with all new tunes with a classic reminder of the past… Always trust in new trance

  1. Trust – Ferry Corsten
  2. Down (Francesco Sambero Remix) – Kyau & Albert
  3. Cuckoo – Jon Mangan
  4. Delores – Indecent Noise
  5. No Fear (Phil Dinner Remix) – Chapter XJ
  6. Unchained – Diego Morrill
  7. Running up that hill (Extended mix) – Markus Schulz Presents Dakota Feat Bev Wild
  8. OBE (Extended mix) – Vadim Bonkrashkov
  9. Follow you – Ferry Corsten
  10. Sweet Little Girl (Voolgarizm remix) – Mario Piu
  11. Valhalla (Tonerush Remix) – OneBeat
  12. Impossible Love Story (R-edit) – Marvin Gahan Feat. Jane Pick
  13. Seven Cities (V-One’s living cities remix) – Solar Stone
  14. Valhalla (After future Remix) – OneBeat

Children in the midnight city mix

Robert Miles: Dreamland (Experimental)

Its sad to hear Robert Miles died a while ago. Children was one of the most famous trance tunes ever and I remember many nights dancing to Children.

Most people know the story behind Children; but if not…

Children is one of the most iconic tracks in the history of dance music.

It launched a new genre – “dream house” – and although that did not last long, the more melancholy, cerebral sound opened the door for trance music, which would come to dominate clubs in the late 1990s, going fully mainstream into the new millennium.

That sound was a very deliberate choice by Miles, whose real name was Roberto Concina.

Although Children was initially written in response to images of the child victims of the Balkans war as Yugoslavia tore itself apart, the track then took on a different life – and a different motivation. Miles wanted to make it big to help save the lives of clubbers.

So on a journey back from TOA Berlin, I decided to pick up one of my old and favourate mixes. Adding the old classic Children from 1995 (used the Tint remix) and nearly ending with a modern classic Ferry Corsten’s Anahera; which was the biggest trance tune of 2015.

20+ years of trance, incredible to think about.

Here’s the tracklisting and mix for your listening pleasure.

  1. Children (Tilts Courtyard Mix) – Robert Miles
  2. Shadow World (Original Mix) – Thomas Bronzwaer
  3. Resound (Original Mix) – Thomas Bronzwaer
  4. Intuition (Martin Roth Remix) – Marninx Pres. Ecco
  5. Amino Acids – Tau-Rine
  6. Body of conflict (Cosmic Gate Club mix) – Cosmic Gate
  7. The Evil ID – Max Graham
  8. The Labyrinth (Part One) – Moogwai
  9. Summer Melodies (Frequence Remix) – Frequence
  10. The Pride in Your Eyes (Martin Roth Remix) – Tillmann Uhrmacher
  11. Mass Noise 2015 – Fred Baker & Seb B
  12. We Are One (Instrumental Mix) – Dave 202
  13. Anahera (extended mix) – Ferry Corsten
  14. Grotesque (Alex MORPH and RAM mix) – RAM

Enjoy!

Ollies tearing up the road mix

My friend Oli asked me nicely if I could do a mix for his new car, after the last mix which I did for his Mazda MX5

Of course, any reason to do a good mix while taking planes and trains over the last month. I did this one while sat in Helsinki Airport but made a bit of a mistake with the crossfader which meant doing it again.

The mix is a weird of mix trance and dub steppy type tunes. I kind thought of Oli tearing up the road on a summers day. So theres moments of uplifting trance alongside some of dirty dub step. I’ve been playing it while riding around on the scooter and it great.

Hope you enjoy Oli… play it loud!

  1. Bobby Orlando: The’O’Melody Felix Da Housecat – 2 Many DJs
  2. Rage Valley – Knife Party
  3. Ten (Club mix) – Sander Van Doorn, Mark Knight & Underworld
  4. My Beat (Jan Driver mix) – Blaze
  5. Megalodon – Dash Berlin
  6. Humming the lights – Armin Van Buuren pres Gala
  7. Grotesque (Alex MORPH and RAM mix) – RAM
  8. Shadow World – Thomas Bronzwaer
  9. Helsinki Scorching (Alex MORPH remix) – Super8 vs Tab
  10. Grooveline (Matt Darey remix) – Blockster
  11. Hello (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) – Above & Beyond
  12. Shivers (Alex MORPH remix) – Armin Van Buuren
  13. Laser Beams – Mogusa
  14. Out of the Blue – System F
  15. Breeze – Ferrin & Low
  16. Revive (Kenneth Thomas remix) – Factoria
  17. Heaven Scent (proper mix) – Bedrock
  18. EDM Death Machine – Knife Party
  19. Nervous Breakdown – The Shrink