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]

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]

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 103

It’s always a pleasure to mix some famous artists and lesser known producers that really kick with their music! This time I picked Giuseppe Ottaviani, LawrenceQ, Terra V, Christina Novelli, Eryon Stocker, Aidream and many more. If you care for Trance you should listen carefully!

Press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Eaglewing – Access Granted (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
  2. Airdream – The Meaning of Life (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  3. Key4050 – Utterly Butterly (Original Mix) [Black Hole]
  4. Corrie Theron – Sirun (Extended Mix) [We Are Trance]
  5. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Tranceland (Extended Mix) [Black Hole]
  6. Tranzvission – Atlantis (Miguel Angel Castellini Remix) [AlYf]
  7. LawrenceQ – Beyond The Veil (Extended Mix) [Biscayne]
  8. A-Tronix & Sven E – Deep Water (Extended Mix) [Redux]
  9. Mystic feat. DJ T.H. & Nadi Sunrise – Ritmo de la Noche (Manuel le Saux & Astuni Remix) [UNLTD]
  10. Eryon Stocker & Laucco – Jötunheim (Original Mix) [Beyond The Stars]
  11. Skynet & BluePhoenix – Eye of Horus (Original Mix) [Antima]
  12. Dennis Pedersen – Sophie (Extended Mix) [AVA White]
  13. Terra V – Silent [CD-R]
  14. James Kitcher & Adam Taylor – One With The Stars (Extended Mix) [Redux Magic]
  15. Christina Novelli & DJ Xquizit – So Cold (Uplifting Extended Mix) [Arkham Digital]
  16. Ciaran McAuley meets Jeff Rona & Azam Ali – Serenity (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
  17. Tiësto – Nyana [Magik Muzik]

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 102

Epiphany of Sound is back with Sounds from Robert Nickson, Scott Bond, Rinaly, Mojashi, Manuel le Saux and others. Also I dug out the classic Departure by Dave202 which has been a massive tune back then!

Press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Katrik & Emotion Love – Prague (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
  2. Mojashi – The King (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  3. Ruslan Paulo – Legend (Extended Mix) [Redux 138]
  4. Scott Bond & Charlie Walker feat. Marcella Woods – Waterfall (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
  5. Miroslav Vrlik – Coming Home (Extended Mix) [Redux]
  6. Corrie Theron – Tango (Extended Mix) [We Are Trance]
  7. Aurora Bay – Ayahuasca (Liquid Dream Remix) [AlYf]
  8. M.I.K.E. Push & Robert Nickson – Lunar Lander (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
  9. Lee Osborne – Stir Of Echoes (Extended Mix) [Monster Pure]
  10. Johan Gielen – Sunshine State (Extended Mix) [ASOT]
  11. Rinaly – Bioluminescence (Extended Mix) [AVA White]
  12. Manuel Le Saux & Astuni with Linnea Schössow – Everywhere You Go (Extended Mix) [GO Music]
  13. Key4050 – Utterly Butterly (Original Mix) [Black Hole]
  14. Dave202 – Departure (Club Mix) [Phoenix]

Epiphany of Sound – Vol. 101

The next Epiphany of Sound is here! Now I can reinstall some new tunes, though most of them are not from 2019. But I had to play them either way since the beats, the melodies, the synths, the atmosphere is epic! There’s a somehow psychedelic remix by Ciaran McAuley, which also features uplifting elements, there’s Miroslav Vrlik with his massive style, there’s ReOrder featuring male vocals or the reworks of We Control The Sunlight and Mind of the Wonderful. They all had to be included and add up to a pretty powerful episode!

Press play and enjoy!

Tracklist

  1. Vanish – Deep Dive (Extended Mix) [We Are Trance]
  2. 74tibs – Lighthouse (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  3. Julie Thompson – Shine (Ciaran McAuley Extended Remix) [Grotesque Reworked]
  4. Manuel Rocca – Rennervate (Plutian Remix) [Levitaded]
  5. Addliss – First Point Of Aries [AlYf]
  6. Last Dream – Rewind (Original Mix) [AlYf]
  7. Miroslav Vrlik – In The Mood (Extended Mix) [Redux]
  8. Davey Asprey – Alone In The Wilderness (Extended Mix) [A State Of Trance]
  9. ReOrder – All Comes Back to You (Club Mix) [Black Hole]
  10. D.B.J – Shadows (Kiyoi & Eky Remix) [Ultima Audio]
  11. UDM – Omega (Fischer & Miethig Extended Remix) [Redux]
  12. Lee Osborne – Stir of Echoes (Extended Mix) [Monster Pure]
  13. Ana Criado, Steve Allen & Solis & Sean Truby – Frozen River (Steve Allen Extended Mix) [Uplift]
  14. Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan – We Control The Sunlight (Dan Stone Extended Remix) [Who’s Afraid of 138]
  15. Elles De Graaf – Mind Of The Wonderful 2018 (Sunset Extended Mix) [RazNitzanMusic]