Trancecube: Personal Classics

Some of you might know that I once organised and played at the Trancecube some years ago. In recent years the event was taking a long hiatus, but it will be revived (for an unknown number of shows) and thus head of the party Pete Severano is gathering some resident DJs. He asked us to play some secret favourites we want to share with the #TranceFamily – that means some tracks that aren’t overplayed as „classics“.

Being the overachiever that I am (guilty!) I felt the need to compile two of these mixes with some older tracks and some more recent ones. Today Pete released the second one and I don’t want to keep them secret for you.

Enjoy these hidden gems of classic and new school Trance!

Classics Mix I – Tracklist

  1. Verest – With You (Greg W. Remix) [CD-R]
  2. RMB – Horizon (Club Mix) [Polydor Zeitgeist]
  3. Cape Town – Percivalesque (Original Mix) [Green Martian]
  4. Passiva – Serenity (Original Mix) [Selective]
  5. Shadimen – By Morning (Santoz Remix) [Shah-Music Digital]
  6. Re:Locate – Distant Heartache [Galactive]
  7. Mike Emery – Vapour Trails (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) [Conspiracy]

Classics Mix II – Tracklist

  1. Nurettin Colak – Conception (AJ Hutch Remix) [Blue Note]
  2. Attila Syah & LTN – Bromo (Original Mix) [Suanda True]
  3. Flatlex – Phaethon (Original Mix) [E.T.T.]
  4. Enmax – Magnificat (Extended Mix) [Condura]
  5. Saato – Hurdles (Original Mix) [Titan Audio]
  6. Airborne Angel – Origo (Original Rework) [Levare]
  7. The Thrillseekers – When All Else Fails (Original Mix) [Adjusted]

Alan Silvestri – Feather Theme (Piano Recording)

While playing the piano more and more again, I have played some movie scores. I’ve always loved the „Forrest Gump“ movie score and here is the main theme, the feather theme. Don’t tell me it’s not perfectly played (like a pianist could), I know, but it’s a beautiful piece of music!

Delete: Facebook

Dear friends, for quite some time thoughts went around in my mind, how to straighten up my analogue and digital identity. The reasons are as follows:

  1. I appreciate data sovereignity.
  2. I want to organise my day autonomously.
  3. I want to produce my music focussed and avoid distraction.
  4. I want range of influence for my music.

These 4 points are not completely consistent as you gain influence in the music business partly by using Facebook. Unfortunately you then depend on this instrument which has been causing some distress for me. Facebook is problematic:

  1. It’s an advertisement instrument which uses our data to generate revenue on us. Partly we reveal our data freely because we want to share with acquaintances, friends and family. But mainly we share these information with Facebook, which I don’t intend to accept anymore.
  2. Facebook is tracking all and every clicks and mouse movements we do on their platform. Also, if you’re logged in in your browser it is tracking all of your other tabs that are open. It’s more or less known, but I don’t intend to accept it anymore.
  3. Facebook is asking for constant interaction with it, with other people, to look at ads. Partly we let it determine our daily schedule and I don’t intend to accept it anymore.

All these reasons have led to the decision to delete my Facebook account within the next two weeks. And I do mean delete, not deactivate.

Connected to the Facebook company are subsidiaries like Instagram (which I used only briefly) and WhatsApp. As I have a big number of private contacts on WhatsApp I will give myself 6 months time to delete it.

If you want to keep contact you can always use these channels:

Twitter: Addliss (Music)
Twitter: Daedalost (private)
Blog: Lost In Awesome
Mail: addliss.music@gmail.com

Liebe Freunde, schon seit längerer Zeit plagen mich Gedanken, wie ich meine digitale und meine analoge Identität in Einklang bringen kann. Die Gründe sind einfach:

  1. Ich lege Wert auf Datensouveränität.
  2. Ich möchte meinen Tag selbstbestimmt gestalten.
  3. Ich möchte meine Musik konzentriert produzieren und Ablenkung vermeiden.
  4. Ich möchte Reichweite für meine Musik.

Diese 4 Punkte widersprechen sich teilweise, denn Reichweite bekommt mensch heutzutage auch über Facebook. Doch leider macht mensch sich damit abhängig von diesem Instrument, was mir schon seit langem Bauchschmerzen bereitet. Facebook ist problematisch:

  1. Es ist ein Werbeinstrument, das unsere Daten nutzt, um mit uns Geld zu verdienen. Dazu geben wir teilweise gern unsere Daten her, weil wir sie gern mit Bekannten, Freunden, Familie teilen. Doch eigentlich teilen wir sie hauptsächlich mit Facebook, was ich nicht mehr gewillt bin, in Kauf zu nehmen.
  2. Facebook trackt alle unsere Klicks und Mausbewegungen, die wir auf der Plattform tätigen. Auch wenn ihr auf dem Browser eingeloggt seid und euch in einem anderen Tab befindet, trackt Facebook, wo ihr euch befindet. So weit, so bekannt. Doch ich bin nicht mehr gewillt, das in Kauf zu nehmen.
  3. Facebook möchte ständige Interaktion von uns, es fordert uns auf, mit anderen zu interagieren, seine Werbung anzuschauen oder andere Dinge zu tun, ob wir es wollen oder nicht. Wir lassen teilweise unseren Tag davon bestimmen und uns ablenken, was ich nicht mehr gewillt bin, in Kauf zu nehmen.

All diese Gründe haben mich dazu veranlasst, innerhalb der nächsten zwei Wochen meinen Facebook-Account zu löschen. Damit meine ich nicht deaktivieren, sondern löschen.

Damit einher gehen natürlich noch andere Töchter des Facebook-Konzerns: Instagram (was ich nur kurzzeitig nutzte) und WhatsApp. Da viele private Kontakte unter WhatsApp erreichbar sind, gebe ich mir dort eine Karenzzeit von 6 Monaten und werde es anschließend deinstallieren.

Um die Möglichkeit von Kontakt zu ermöglichen, bleiben folgende Kanäle:

Twitter: Addliss (Musik)
Twitter: Daedalost (privat)
Blog: Lost In Awesome
Mail: addliss.music@gmail.com

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 105

Epiphany of Sound is always something special for me! This time I had a bunch of tunes from 2018 lying around which I hadn’t played enough and I just had to put them on the show. So this time it’s Kaimo K, Frank Waanders, Will Rees, Craig Connelly, Manuel le Saux & Astuni and many others with their mostly uplifting tunes!

At the end I couldn’t resist playing my new free remix of Matt Bowdidge’s Far From Me which I just released on my Soundcloud. I hope it fits for you!

So just press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Simon O’Shine – Wutherin Heights (SunEmot BrekShort Remaster Bootleg) [CD-R]
  2. Mark L2K feat. Angel Falls – Listen (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
  3. Airdream & Gayax – Voice Of Eternity (Extended Mix) [Redux 138]
  4. John Askew – On The Rocks (Extended Mix) [VII]
  5. Will Rees – Need You (Original Mix) [Kearnage]
  6. Frank Waanders – Sonah (Extended Mix) [Always Alive]
  7. Thorsten F – Mission To Space (Extended Mix) [Redux 138]
  8. Craig Connelly feat. Roxanne Emery – This Life (Extended Mix) [Who’s Afraid Of 138]
  9. Hazem Beltagui & Adara – Back Home (Fady & Mina vs. Omar Sherif Extended Remix) [FSOE]
  10. Kaimo K – Hold of You (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
  11. Manuel le Saux & Astuni with Linnea Schössow – Everywhere You Go (Extended Mix) [GO Music]
  12. Activa – Labyrinth (Extended Mix) [GO Music]
  13. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Tranceland (Extended Mix) [Black Hole]
  14. Greg Downey – Retrograde (Extended Mix) [Who’s Afraid Of 138]
  15. Sean Mathews – Divinity (Extended Mix) [Who’s Afraid Of 138]
  16. Matt Bowdidge – Far From Me (Addliss Distant Remix) [CD-R]

Next „In Between“ on 23 August 2019 feat. Maiga

Since having long time no guest on In Between I decided I should have some of them back! I’m starting with the American German Maiga! He will join me on tomorrow’s show with an hour of his definition of melodic progressive music! We decided to take the moment since he has just released his latest EP on Synth Collective called Embers / Close.

The second hour will be mixed by me, of course. I picked some really deeeep tunes and worked up to real classic progressive Trance! It’s a bit of a tightrope walking, but for me it worked just fine.

Tune in and enjoy the show on Friday on the regular FriskyRadio channel!

Time table

2 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CET Maiga
3 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CET Addliss

Free Download: Matt Bowdidge – Far From Me (Addliss Distant Remix)

Now here it is! This track blew me away back in 2013 and I’ve had that project lying around. Now I found the time to finish it and I like to hear it time and time again! It’s an uplifter, it’s melodic and I tried to make it a little bit heavy in the bassline, too.

I’m not 100% sure about the mastering, but I’ve worked on it so much, maybe I just need your pairs of ears – and I’ll update the Master later, if anything arises.

Have fun listening!

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 104

Prepare your speakers for just another episode of Epiphany of Sound! The tracklist contains Kayosa & Tolland, Solarstone & Scott Bond, BluSkay, Dennis Pedersen but also newcomers like Epyxx.

The classic this time is by Albert Vorne – M.I.K.E.’s remix of A Leaden Day is just iconic!

So press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Epyxx – Prologue (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
  2. Skynet & BluePhoenix – The Future (Extended Mix) [Redux Magic]
  3. Miyuki feat. Audrey K – Just This Once (Extended Mix) [CD-R]
  4. Terra V. – If You Want (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
  5. James Kitcher & Adam Taylor – One With The Stars (Extended Mix) [Redux Magic]
  6. Kayosa & Tolland feat. Matt Noland – Mount Sinai (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
  7. TrancEye – Alone (Extended Mix) [Redux]
  8. BluSkay – Deceptions (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
  9. Supernal – Supernal (Extended Mix) [AVA White]
  10. Solarstone & Scott Bond – Red Line Highway (Factor B’s Extended Back To The Future Mix) [Pure Trance]
  11. Dennis Pedersen – Sophie (Extended Mix) [AVA White]
  12. Ciaran McAuley meets Jeff Rona & Azam Ali – Serenity (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
  13. Albert Vorne – A Leaden Ray (M.I.K.E. Remix) [Platipus]

ID (Addliss Distant Remix) [Prelistening]

It seems like I have finished my first free track of 2019 and I have just been tweaking some last bits like mixing and mastering in the last days. Today there is the last prelistening of the build-up before I release the full track!

Craig Armstrong – Glasgow Love Theme (Piano Recording)

In the last weeks I have been practicing the piano more and more again. I have worked into some classical stuff, but also movie scores which I love usually. They make movies more watchable and even enhance them. What I’m not into are romantic comedies, though they tend to have lovable scores and that’s where I’m headed here: The „Glasgow Love Theme“ caught me without having seen the movie.

I have practiced a bit and didn’t play everything perfectly, but I wanted to put it out there. I hope, you enjoy it! 🙂

Producer Set 2014-2018 (Progressive)

It has been five years since I released my first producer set. In 2014 I had reached a good high in productions but my sound got even more professional and the labels became bigger which really made me happy. Finally in 2016 I produced my first ever Chillout album Wonders which I enjoyed so much and made me proud I can’t even begin to describe. So when I started producing more this summer I realized it was time to sum up my productions of the last 4 years (since I haven’t finished something this year, yet).

This set is the progressive part with a lot productions I put on Teknofonic, but also contains my last tracks on Dirt, Lies & Audio (which then ceased to exist) and a free remix I did. I hope you enjoy it!

Tracklist

  1. Addliss – Worldvibe (128 BPM Mix) [Teknofonic]
  2. Mango – Kayra (Addliss Remix) [CD-R]
  3. Addliss – Someone To Smile At [Teknofonic]
  4. Addliss – Sundowner [Teknofonic]
  5. Addliss – Uncharted [Teknofonic]
  6. Addliss – The End [Teknofonic]
  7. Addliss – Harmonies Are Forever [Teknofonic]
  8. Addliss – Out of Light (Club Mix) [Dirt, Lies & Audio]
  9. Addliss – Everything That Is Left [Dirt, Lies & Audio]