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!
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!
Mhammed El Alami & Amine Maxwell feat. Jo Cartwright – Let Yourself Be Loved (Addliss Ambient Remix)
Addliss – Afterlife (Ambient Mix)
Addliss – Out Of Light (Shining Chillout Mix)
Addliss & Silvi – Waiting For The Right Time
The Thrillseekers – Find You (Addliss Remix)
jazzdefector – I never loved you any other way (Addliss Piano Recomposition)
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.
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!
Addliss – Out of Time [CD-R]
Addliss – Adamantium [Midnight Aurora]
Addliss – Celestial Altitude [AlYf]
Addliss – Bryce Canyon [Condura]
Opt-In – Zura (Addliss Remix) [CD-R]
Clapton meets Bowlen – Elements (Addliss Rework) [CD-R]
Jedmar – Strange World (Addliss Remix) [Condura]
Aly & Fila with Ferry Tayle – Nubia (Addliss Midnight Remake) [CD-R]
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
Verest – With You (Greg W. Remix) [CD-R]
RMB – Horizon (Club Mix) [Polydor Zeitgeist]
Cape Town – Percivalesque (Original Mix) [Green Martian]
Passiva – Serenity (Original Mix) [Selective]
Shadimen – By Morning (Santoz Remix) [Shah-Music Digital]
Re:Locate – Distant Heartache [Galactive]
Mike Emery – Vapour Trails (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) [Conspiracy]
Classics Mix II – Tracklist
Nurettin Colak – Conception (AJ Hutch Remix) [Blue Note]
Attila Syah & LTN – Bromo (Original Mix) [Suanda True]
Flatlex – Phaethon (Original Mix) [E.T.T.]
Enmax – Magnificat (Extended Mix) [Condura]
Saato – Hurdles (Original Mix) [Titan Audio]
Airborne Angel – Origo (Original Rework) [Levare]
The Thrillseekers – When All Else Fails (Original Mix) [Adjusted]
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!
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:
I appreciate data sovereignity.
I want to organise my day autonomously.
I want to produce my music focussed and avoid distraction.
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:
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.
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.
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 accountwithin 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:
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:
Ich lege Wert auf Datensouveränität.
Ich möchte meinen Tag selbstbestimmt gestalten.
Ich möchte meine Musik konzentriert produzieren und Ablenkung vermeiden.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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! 🙂
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!
Addliss – Worldvibe (128 BPM Mix) [Teknofonic]
Mango – Kayra (Addliss Remix) [CD-R]
Addliss – Someone To Smile At [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Sundowner [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Uncharted [Teknofonic]
Addliss – The End [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Harmonies Are Forever [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Out of Light (Club Mix) [Dirt, Lies & Audio]
Addliss – Everything That Is Left [Dirt, Lies & Audio]