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

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!

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]

DI.fm – End Of Year Show 2018

Digitally Imported once again invited me to be part of their Vocal Trance End Of Year Show which I have been attending since 2014. I put together some of the best tunes of the year including Richard Durand, James Dymond, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Steve Allen, Susana, Activa, Lostly, FloE, Cold Blue and so many more!

Maybe one of my favourite tunes called Empathy by Alan James is non-vocal, but I couldn’t walk around it in this mix. Tune in to hear all the top tracks!

Tracklist

  1. Tenishia & Susana – Never Let You Down (Chill Out Mix) [RazNitzan Music]
  2. Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Sue McLaren – Wait Till You Miss Me (Original Mix) [Black Hole]
  3. Aly & Fila feat. Haliene – Breathe Us To Life (Monoverse Extended Remix) [FSOE Parallels]
  4. Alan James – Empathy (Extended Mix) [FSOE Parallels]
  5. Richard Durand + Christina Novelli – The Air I Breathe (Club Mix) [Magik Muzik]
  6. Ferry Corsten feat. Haliene – Wherever You Are (Solis & Sean Truby Extended Remix) [Flashover]
  7. Activa & Lostly – StarForm (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
  8. FloE & J. Puchler feat. Robin Vane – Alive (Steve Allen Remix) [Entrancing Music]
  9. Susana & Neev Kennedy – The Promise (Kaimo K Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
  10. A-Tronix & Sven E feat. Zara Taylor – Forgiven (Extended Mix) [Redux]
  11. James Dymond & Susana – Love You Are Made Of (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
  12. Aly & Fila with Ferry Tayle – Concorde (Cold Blue Extended Remix) [FSOE Fables]
  13. Steve Allen & Sue McLaren – Old Flame (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 94

The last Epiphany of Sound is four weeks old and so I had to take the time to mix another Trance set! This time I took some Aly & Fila, Dustin Husain, Miroslav Vrlik, FloE & Alex Byrka and other quality producers and put it together into over an hour of pumping beats and sweet melodies. At the end I put a new Billy Gillies remake of Chicane’s collab with Bryan Adams called Don’t Give Up which really fits the rest!

Press play and enjoy!



Tracklist

01. Leroy Moreno – Alchemy (Extended Mix) [A State Of Trance]
02. Anna Lee & Hiromori Aso – Mercury (Aimooon Remix) [Abstraction]
03. Miroslav Vrlik – In The Mood (Extended Mix) [Redux]
04. Artyom Kopylov vs. Soteira feat. Anna Miracles – Rising Of Our Sun (NyTiGen Remix) [Gert Records]
05. FloE & Alex Byrka – Intuition (Banging Mix) [Entrancing Music]
06. Dan Stone – Mahon (Extended Mix) [FSOE Fables]
07. Kaistal A.O – Make A Wish (Extended Mix) [Redux 138]
08. Aly & Fila feat. Haliene – Paralyzed (A& Z Extended Remix) [FSOE]
09. James Dymond & Susana – Love You Are Made Of (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
10. Dustin Husain – Max Revive (Extended Mix) [Infrasonic Pure]
11. UDM – Omega (Fischer & Miethig Extended Remix) [Redux]
12. Activa & Lostly – StarForm (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
13. Eryon Stocker & HamzeH pres. Finality – Dreamers (Extended Mix) [Redux]
14. Alex Di Stefano – The Sin (Original Mix) [Skullduggery]
15. Chicane feat. Bryan Adams – Don’t Give Up (Billy Gillies Rework) [CD-R]

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 93

Epiphany of Sound is back with a new installment starting powerful! In between you’ll hear some nice, petite melodies in more lyrical tracks, especially nearly at the end with Activa’s & Lostly’s StarForm, but overall this episode keeps the pace.

Very special is my (for me) long awaited new release First Point of Aries which fits in pretty neatly and takes over the energy. Also, the remake of a classic at the end with Elles de Graaf’s vocals really is a special in this mix.

So press play and enjoy!



Tracklist

01. Kevin Vergauwen & Chatry van Hove – Glimmer of Hope (Ula Remix) [Entrancing Music]
02. ArcAnum – Way Back When (Dan Smooth & Elena T Remix) [Gert Records]
03. Anna Lee and Hiromori Aso – Mercury (Original Mix) [Abstraction]
04. Edan Sounds – Glowing (Original Mix) [AlYf]
05. A.R.D.I. & Neev Kennedy – Crush The Unseen (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
06. Ula – Until We Meet Again (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
07. Addliss – First Point of Aries [AlYf]
08. Eryon Stocker & HamzeH pres. Finality – Dreamers (Extended Mix) [Redux]
09. Exouler – Surrounding Love (Extended Mix) [Monster Pure]
10. Digital Rush feat. Natune – I Feel Your Love (Dub Mix) [Redux]
11. Dan Stone – Mahon (Extended Mix) [FSOE Fables]
12. James Dymond & Susana – Love You Are Made Of (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
13. Dustin Husain – Max Revive (Extended Mix) [Infrasonic Pure]
14. Activa & Lostly – StarForm (Extended Mix) [Future Sound Of Egypt]
15. Elles de Graaf – Mind Of The Wonderful 2018 (Sunset Extended Mix) [RazNitzanMusic]