TranceCube 54 on Nov 16, 2019

So hidden from some of you a new gig is ahead in just three days! I’ll be hitting the decks again in a club where it all started in 2006.

I’ll be playing 50 solid minutes at the TranceCube revival in Greifswald on Saturday, Nov 16th, 2019. Being aware that it’s a pretty short set I have already prepared a list of maybe 30-40 tracks I want to choose from in this set. I have to make this set on point! As I know most of you can’t be there, there will be a recording and I will post it here later, of course!

I’m excited to go back to my old town and to play a live set again!

Producer Set 2014-2018 (Ambient)

Trance and Progressive is a great thing for me but most of you already know my chilled, Ambient side of music and I love it just as much!

Over the last years I collected some productions in this genre. So in my series of producer sets I took the time to mix some of my most beloved Ambient productions. Starting with my remix of Mhammed el Alami’s & Amine Maxwell’s Let Yourself Be Loved over some of the tracks taken from my album Wonders I end with the unofficial remake of Nu NRG’s classic Free Fall I produced in 2014.

If you like melodic pads, pianos and some chilled beats, you should tune in!

Tracklist

  1. Mhammed El Alami & Amine Maxwell feat. Jo Cartwright – Let Yourself Be Loved (Addliss Ambient Remix)
  2. Addliss – Afterlife (Ambient Mix)
  3. Addliss – Out Of Light (Shining Chillout Mix)
  4. Addliss & Silvi – Waiting For The Right Time
  5. The Thrillseekers – Find You (Addliss Remix)
  6. jazzdefector – I never loved you any other way (Addliss Piano Recomposition)
  7. Addliss – Someone To Smile At (Ambient Remix)
  8. Addliss – Gravitational
  9. Nu NRG – Free Fall (Addliss Ambient Remake)

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 107

It was about time for the next installment of „Epiphany of Sound“! Here we have some progressive sounds in the beginning accelerating to the TechTrance by Sean Tyas and Red Sky in the middle exploding in the vocal and uplifting tunes in the end by Susana, Factor B or the classic by The Thrillseekers.

Press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Nioz – Trazod One (Original Mix) [Antima Music]
  2. Corrie Theron – Letter To DC (Extended Mix) [We Are Trance]
  3. Alhena – The Comet (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  4. Andy Moor & Somna feat. Amy Kirkpatrick – One Thing About You (Chris Metcalfe Remix) [AVA]
  5. Christopher Corrigan feat. Angel Falls – All I Have (Extended Mix) [Redux]
  6. Alan Morris – Lost Forever (Original Mix) [Transistic]
  7. John O’Callaghan – Choice of the Angels (Sean Tyas Remix) [Subculture]
  8. Gayax – Paper Moon (Extended Mix) [Redux 138]
  9. Red Sky – Sidewinder (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  10. Mercurial Virus & String Theory – Empath (Extended Mix) [Redux 138]
  11. Susana – Mend My Broken Heart (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
  12. Factor B – Touch (Original Mix) [Subculture]
  13. Craig Connelly feat. Roxanne Emery – This Life (Extended Mix) [Who’s Afraid Of 138]
  14. The Thrillseekers – Affinity 2018 (Extended Mix) [A State of Trance]

Yiruma – River Flows In You (Played by Addliss)

The latest piano tunes I recorded have led me to playing some faster stuff and River Flows In You is just a flowing melody. Don’t expect me to know or like the books/movies that have afterwards been linked to the piece, I merely love the music this Japanese composer wrote.

There are 2 or 3 points where the recording isn’t perfect, but I’ll accept that for now.

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 106

The latest Epiphany of Sound happened some time ago, so I figured it was overdue! I put in some progressive bangers in the beginning featuring Bogdan Vix & Keyplayer or Matt Eray, later I added some uplifting melodies from the likes of Terra V. or Nikolauss & Starpicker. It’s a short episode – but another one will follow quickly!

So press Play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Bogdan Vix vs. KeyPlayer – Stranger Things (Extended Mix) [inHarmony Music]
  2. Matt Eray – The New Beginning (Extended Mix) [FSOE Parallels]
  3. Airborne Angel – Never The Same (Extended Mix) [Redux Red]
  4. Last Soldier & Saman Mehmani – Foggy Day (Extended Mix) [We Are Trance]
  5. DJ Dani – Paranormal (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  6. Fancy Power – Relix (Extended Mix) [Redux Red]
  7. Inversed – Imagine (Extended Mix) [Redux Magic]
  8. Matt Bowdidge – Far From Me (Addliss Distant Remix) [CD-R]
  9. Spin Factor & Mazza – Karma (Original Mix) [Antima Music]
  10. Terra V. – The Rise (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
  11. Nikolauss & Starpicker – Bifrost (Extended Mix) [GO Music]
  12. Sean Tyas & Niko Zografos – Drop Two (Extended Mix) [Regenerate]

Producer Set 2014-2018 (Uplifting)

Some weeks ago I published my producer set for music I released in the progressive genre. Now here’s a collection of all the more melodic and uplifting tracks I made from 2014 to 2018. Of course there are some original tracks like Adamantium or Novaturient, but I also included my uplifting remixes like Elements or Strange World for Jedmar.

A special track is the now unreleased remix I produced for Zura by my friend Opt-In.

So press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Addliss – Out of Time [CD-R]
  2. Addliss – Adamantium [Midnight Aurora]
  3. Addliss – Celestial Altitude [AlYf]
  4. Addliss – Bryce Canyon [Condura]
  5. Opt-In – Zura (Addliss Remix) [CD-R]
  6. Clapton meets Bowlen – Elements (Addliss Rework) [CD-R]
  7. Jedmar – Strange World (Addliss Remix) [Condura]
  8. Aly & Fila with Ferry Tayle – Nubia (Addliss Midnight Remake) [CD-R]
  9. Addliss – First Point of Aries [AlYf]
  10. Addliss – Novaturient [Massive Trance]

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]