Activa – Remember (Addliss Chillout Remix) [Sample]

Back in 2008 Activa was on his first high to present his iconic track Remember which maybe every Trance DJ played. It was one of the biggest tracks in the 2000s for me and still is one of my favourites of all time. Just sitting at home diseased I remembered the tune and had to try out the melody. So I thought of a Chillout remake which would suit the melody really well!

Not wasting any time I made it and, of course, there’s still a lot to finish like EQing, effects, maybe some percussions (?), I don’t know yet. But you can hear a short sneak preview on my Soundcloud:

If you like it, tell me! I will do my best to finish it in the near future!

Ingo Vogelmann – Bereft (Review)

Ingo Vogelmann will release his fourth album in 2023. Being away from music production for quite some time Vogelmann seems to have his most productive year so far. After As Above, So Below, Weigthless, and Elegy for the Living he digs deeper into Ambient soundscapes. Long story short: listen to it and contemplate the reason you exist. It is best suited for very close listening and exploring your mind. It will be released on every platform on November 3rd, 2023 – for example Bandcamp, Spotify or Apple Music. Ingo sent me a review copy upfront so I could give it a listen.

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Track of the Day (23 Jan 2023)

I can’t say how much I love this tune! Stoneface & Terminal are two of my Trance heroes, they used to produce mad tunes and still do today. But maybe my favourite tune by them is more progressive than uplifting Trance. Everytime I hear the breakdown, I can fly to the moon and back!

If you have the opportunity, listen on headphones (not earphones!) or good speakers and enjoy!

Why I abandoned Social Media

As you might have noticed I abandoned Twitter for more than over a month now. I deactivated the account as soon as it was clear Elon Musk overtook the enterprise. But why did I do that?

Too much power

At first I observed the ongoing process of Elon Musk buying Twitter skeptically. It took quite some time, but I knew: As soon as this man will have another enterprise in his portfolio he will have way too much in his hands. He owns Tesla, SpaceX, now Twitter and some other big corporations in different industries. I’m convinced one person shouldn’t have so much power over different branches of life of so many people since all people are fallible. And as soon as one person has so much power, every failure in judgment will have capital consequences.

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Jaded & Addliss – Sunray

The days are shortening, light is fading, but there’s this one sunray that lights your day. My friend Jaded and I tried to catch this ray of light in a mix of music. Sometimes soothing and warming, sometimes energizing.

The music comes from some big names like GMJ, Jaytech, 16 Bit Lolitas, Jody Wisternoff, or Chicane and some underground artists like Bebetta, Kosco, Stendahl, Rafal Sentiel, or Yasin Guven.

Maybe you need a new mix to listen on a long road trip or a good way to start your day. „Sunray“ will enlighten you!

[Tracklist]

Jaded

  1. Franky Wah feat. Aetho – Should Have Seen It Coming (Yotto Remix)
  2. 8Kays feat. Cari Golden – Darkness & Light (Bebetta Remix)
  3. Matthias Meyer & Xinobi – Lacuna
  4. GMJ – Rise Above
  5. Marco Lys – Keep Looking Around (Joris Voorn Remix)
  6. Kosco – Drawn
  7. Marsh – Little Darling
  8. Jaytech – Pacific
  9. AFFKT – Jandia
  10. Fat Sushi feat. Allies for Everyone – Alone
  11. Way Out West – Everyday (Jody Wisternoff Remake)
  12. Kinobe – Sunray (Jody Wisternoff Remix)

Addliss

  1. Lane 8 – Skin & Bones (Local Dialect Remix) [CD-R]
  2. Yasin Guven – Altinova (Original Mix) [Synth Collective]
  3. Stoneface & Terminal – Blueprint (Original Mix) [Euphonic]
  4. Kirill Maxsimoff – Rising Of The Sun (Zgoot Remix) [Summer Melody]
  5. Aureluna – After All (Original Mix) [Alpha Milk]
  6. 16 Bit Lolitas – From Far Away (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
  7. Dezza – Would U (Extended Mix) [Colorize]
  8. Manu Zain & Embliss – Worthwile (LTN ‚Sunrise Remix) [Mind Over Matter]
  9. Chicane – Ten Deep (Original Mix) [Armada]
  10. Stendahl & Ai Takekawa – Soldiers (Four Days Remix) [Silk Music]
  11. Rafal Sentiel – Widawka (Original Mix) [Synth Collective]

Jaded & Addliss – New Tomorrow

Jaded & Addliss has been a duo working on collaborative mixes since 2012. We forged chill mixes like Inspire or Recreate with movie scores and chillout. Later we crafted out pumping mixes like Sunrise and Gravity that really could set your speakers on fire. After a long time without collaboration we rediscovered old strengths and gathered our forces again for a new mix last year. It was a slow, but groovy set, showing we still had to learn from one another. So we had to do a new chillout set!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been quite a journey for most of us. So this is New Tomorrow reminiscing all the hardship, but also telling a musical story not to lose hope for a bright future – however and whenever it might occur. It is about movie scores, movie score like ambient tunes and some classical music. Jaded played some Alexandre Desplat, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, or Thomas Newman – some of the most iconic score composers. I picked some music from Harry Gregson Williams, William Orbit, A Cerulean State, or Vince Forwards – also some score music, but surrounded by Ambient music.

So now dive deep into relaxation and the sweet sounds of „New Tomorrow“.

[Tracklist]

Part I: Jaded

  1. Alexandre Desplat – A Ride Home (The Midnight Sky)
  2. Alexandre Desplat – The Resurrection Stone (Harry Potter-The Deathly Hallows Part 2)
  3. Alexandre Desplat – Running (The Imitation Game)
  4. Andrea Guerra – Homeless (The Pursuit Of Happiness)
  5. Dominic Lewis – The Door Is Open (The Man In The High Castle Season 4)
  6. Atli Örvarsson – It’s Over (Defending Jacob)
  7. Alexandre Desplat – A New Life Ahead (The Midnight Sky)
  8. Henry Jackman & Alex Belcher – Finale (Extraction)
  9. Thomas Newman – The Great Work Begins (Angels In America)
  10. Hans Zimmer – The Beauty In What Is (Wonder Woman 1984)
  11. Mark Snow – Control/Time To Sleep (The New Mutants)
  12. Hans Zimmer – Wish We Had More Time (Wonder Woman 1984)
  13. James Newton Howard – Newt Says Goodbye To Tina (Fantastic Beats & Where To Find Them)
  14. Hans Zimmer – Where We’re Going? (Interstellar)
  15. James Newton Howard – What Else Can You Teach Me? (News Of The World)
  16. Thomas Newman – The Green Mile (The Green Mile)
  17. James Newton Howard – Leaving Wichita (News Of The World)
  18. John Powell – Atonement (The Bourne Supremacy)
  19. James Newton Howard – Salamander Eyes (Fantastic Beats: The Crimes Of Grindelwald)

Part II: Addliss

  1. A Cerulean State – Nov 13th
  2. BT – Theme for an Untitled Film
  3. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears
  4. The Oxford Ambient Collectiv – Systems Technology
  5. ATB – In Love With You
  6. Hans Zimmer feat. Denez Prigent – Gortoz A Ran (J’Attends)
  7. Vince Forwards – Birds of Passage (Roald Velden Remix)
  8. Mike Foyle – Shipwrecked (Original Chillout Mix)
  9. Exist Strategy – Manual Breathing
  10. Alan Morris – Jericho
  11. Draft 2 Design – Affection Over Reason (Addliss Intro Mix)
  12. Harry Gregson Williams – Evacuating London
  13. Bliss – A Chapter In History
  14. William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio For Strings (Excerpt)
  15. The Cinematic Orchestra – Life Of The Bird
  16. Rameses B – Memoirs (Cinematic Version)

Single: World Flow [OUT NOW]

World Flow is my newest single release with a heavy kick, some stab synths, a rather long melody line and a tight mix (under 6 minutes). I wanted to create a modern track, not too long, but the stab synths with following supersaw synths definitely evoke a classic feeling.

Now the track is released on a new, uprising label called Tecnomind Music which has been releasing a lot of great stuff lately. On Soundcloud you can hear a small prelistening session of my original and the Emotion Love remix I really appreciate:

You can now buy the track on all available sources: Beatport, Apple Music, Juno Download, Google Music, Amazon [1, 2] or you can stream it on Spotify, Deezer or other streaming services.

If you want to listen to the full track in a mix, head to my latest mixes of Epiphany of Sound [112, 113]. Anyway I’m grateful to any support you show me. Enjoy the music!

Old releases re-uploaded

Recently I noticed some of my older releases weren’t present online anymore. I know this happened when I had to choose some uploads to be taken down due to Soundcloud restrictions. I just had too many music up there!

Also, as ALYF Recordings ceased to exist, my releases there had been down, too. So I had to re-upload some tracks, which I did on the weekend.

So, if you enjoy my music, here are some teaser snippets again for you. And I always appreciate you supporting my music!

New Single: World Flow [Prelistening]

It has been some time since I released a new track, but I’m getting back in the game! World Flow is a banging track with a heavy kick and some shining stab synths. This is accompanied by some sweet pulse shaped arpeggii that sweeten the track with some melody.

Also, I’m reaching out to a new label with Tecnomind Music which have been rising in the last months when it comes to Trance. I’m just so excited to get this track on the way on June 12th, 2020!

Ludovico Einaudi – Una Mattina (Played by Addliss)

In November or so I recorded „Una Mattina“, but hesitated to upload it, since it was not perfect. It still isn’t, but I recorded a pretty good version and I’m satisfied for now. Maybe you like this version since it’s a bit different from the original.

On a side note I found out, Einaudi mostly sounds good with very bright pianos. The mellow pianos don’t fit most of his music.