Aired on March 1st this was my „Spotlight“ Mix for Redux Recordings last month with tracks by Robert Nickson, Ferry Tayle, Cold Blue, Sean Mathews and many others. Make the best of the current situation and dance at home!
Robert Nickson – Iridium Flare (Original Mix) [Black Hole]
After some mixes of „Top 100“ of the 2010s I wanted to sprinkle some current tunes into the „Epiphany of Sound“ series. So this episode is about very energetic music by Solar Movement, Cosmic Heaven, Rinaly, Manuel Rocca or Tom Exo. The classic is The Thrillseekers Dreaming of You in a remix by Flutlicht released back in the day.
Press play and enjoy!
Solar Movement – Where We Dream (Club Mix) [Pure Trance]
Tom Exo – Borderline To Reality (Extended Mix) [Suanda True]
Ross Rayer – Unforgettable (Original Mix) [Abora]
Abrupt Gear – Fragment (Original Mix) [Entrancing Music]
Cosmic Heaven – Denali (Extended Mix) [Redux]
Simon Patterson feat. Dave Wright – Northern Lights (UDM Remix) [VII]
Manuel Rocca – Dawning Revelations (Original Mix) [Levitated Music]
Matt Farmer – Pure (Extended Alternative Mix) [Vibrate Audio]
Susana – Mend My Broken Heart (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
Back in September 2019 I released two personal classics mixes with tracks that are some of my favourites, but not „overplayed“. Constantly looking for old and new tunes I found some stuff I play not too often, but it always gets me. These are tunes by Ronski Speed, Boom Jinx or Substate aka Activa. With less than 45 minutes of music it’s a nice short set to not get bored.
Press play and enjoy!
01. Nic Chagall – Sky Blue [High Contrast] 02. Boom Jinx feat. Key – Eternal Reminiscence (Original Mix) [Anjunabeats] 03. Sundawner – Krystal Dreams (Original Mix) [Monster Tunes] 04. Substate – Horizon [Liquid] 05. Chris Hampshire – The Vault (Activa Live As Rework) [Discover] 06. Ronski Speed – EOS (Original Club Mix) [ATCR] 07. Rapha – Pandora (Daniel Kandi’s Emotional Mix) [Sensate]
Trance has had a lot of overwhelming tracks in the 2010s and thus here is part 4 of my conclusional Top 100 mix. It’s full of melodies and driving beats from the likes of Roman Messer, James Dymond, ReOrder & Ian Standerwick, Dan Stone, Simon Patterson and many others! I focussed a bit more on heavy beats, but the melodies don’t fall short, trust me!
Press play and enjoy!
James Dymond & Susana – Love You Are Made Of (Extended Mix) [Amsterdam Trance]
Davey Asprey – The Rapture (Extended Mix) [FSOE]
Oliver Cattley – Viper (Type 41 Remix) [Tranceform]
Manuel le Saux vs. Darren Porter – Stormchaser (Original Mix) [Flux Delux]
The Redux label family has been one of my biggest achievements in the last years. We are still connected and so I played a short guest mix of an hour for the Redux Spotlight Sessions. It will air on March 1st, 2020 (tomorrow!), at 3 p.m. CET on Globalbeats.fm with tunes by Robert Nickson, Cyril Ryaz, Nikolauss, Ferry Tayle or Sean Mathews. This will be a blast of uplifting music!
If you want to know more about the Spotlight Sessions here’s the last one with Terra V.!
From time to time I like to feature some artists as special guests on my show. Most of them provide their own mixes, but some are just producers. This time on the next WAVES show I will present Ambient artist The Quietist who is hailing from Northern England. He produces music ranging from drone Ambient to classical music with strings and vowl singing. But mind you, The Quietist is always about the big reverb, the big hall sound, while being musically minimalistic.
Here’s what he has to say about himself:
My name is Phil Ward and I live on the Wirral in the North west of England.
I have listened to ambient music and electronic music since I was a child – I was first inspired by Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream and The Art of Noise. As the ambient scene developed I listened to The Orb, Orbital, Future Sound of London and artists on the Warp label. Most recently I have enjoyed Pete Namlook’s FAX label and the long open soundscapes created by Tetsu Inoue. I also enjoy meditation music and natural sounds.
I am striving to create something beautiful. I usually improvise when I find an instrument or noise I like and gently build on top, layer by layer. I edit after I have listened to the track on headphones a few times. Generally my first take is the best – I like to feel the music and be taken on its journey as I write. I often feel that the music writes itself!
So in the first hour there will be tunes by The Quietist and the second will feature some Ambient, some Chillout, some beat music that reflects all the relaxation you need on your Sunday. I hope you will tune into FriskyRadio CHILL on Sunday, March 1st, 2020, at 7 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. CET!
And if you like the music, you can still head over to The Quietist – Bandcamp and buy his music for very little money!
The next 2 hours will blow you away! In this compilation of some of the best tracks of the 2010s I collected mostly heavy, uplifting and vocal tunes. Be it Steve Allen or James Dymond, the Skylex Remix of The Thrillseekers‘ Amber or Luke Bond’s On Fire remixed by Aly & Fila, all of them share a driving beat, some even Tech elements, but still a beautiful and breathtaking melody! Listen to Illitheas‘ Epica, Fady & Mina’s Akemi or Chris SX‘ Connecting People – they still have a breathtaking break and memorable chord patterns to enjoy everytime.
Putting together the Epiphany of Sound series with the best tracks of the 2010s was a big task. The first mix covered most progressive tracks, so the second part is making the transition to the more energetic music. It is just over 2 hours of general Trance, some classical like Sean Mathews Paradise or the Suncatcher remix of Leave The Light On, some pointing to more uplifting Trance like Robert Nickson’s Somewhere In Spacetime or Daniel Kandi’s Change The World. One track that had to be in is the melodic, melancholic monolith that is Time To Rest, which Andy Blueman remade himself in 2011.
All over this mix shows how diverse trance has been in the 2010s and it creates some appetite for the uplifting episodes!
So press play and enjoy!
Simon Patterson & Greg Downey feat. Bo Bruce – Come To Me (Original Mix) [Night Vision]
Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli – Save Me (John O’Callaghan Remix) [Garuda]
Activa – Luminosity (Extended Mix) [Degenerate]
Steve Brian & Agulo feat. David Berkeley – Blood & The Wine (Suncatcher Remix) [Enhanced]
Paul van Dyk feat. Plumb – I Don’t Deserve You (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) [Vandit]
Temple One feat. Neev Kennedy – Love The Fear (Original Mix) [Enhanced]
Epiphany of Sound has been a podcast mostly set in the 2010s. I started it around 2013 and it is still a journey I enjoy very much!
Now that the 2010s have ended my mate Magdelayna inspired me to look for tracks that I find the most inspiring, the best tracks of the decade. He tried to figure out his Top 20 and I tried the same after him but I couldn’t do it. There are just so many outstanding, amazing tunes that I put together the best 100 tracks. The first part sets sail with more progressive melodic tracks from the likes of Cosmic Gate, Juventa, Dimension, Estiva or epic and yet groovy Skylarking by BT.
These are the first 14 tracks and there will be 4 parts following in the next days and weeks!
Estiva feat. Josie – Better Days (Original Mix) [Enhanced]
Cosmic Gate – Crushed (Original Mix) [Black Hole]
Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – You Got To Go (Extended Album Mix) [Anjunabeats]
BT – Skylarking (Original Mix) [Armada]
Cosmic Gate – Barra (Original Mix) [Black Hole]
LTN – Never Let Me Go (Anhken Sunset Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
Tomas Heredia – When I’m With You (Original Mix) [Aropa]
Writing it down, but I still can’t believe it: On the next Sunday I will have my 10-year-anniversary with Waves on FriskyRadio! I’ve had so many great shows, so many touching moments – be it with other artists or some fans. I’ve had great guests artist on my show and played so many fascinating and soothing tunes, but this time it will be different once again!
Located in Southern England is the chillout and piano musicianXeuphoria who produces and plays instruments alike. I asked him about being my guest and he delivered a stunning performance of 1 hour piano improvisation! I guess, this will be on heavy rotation for me for quite some time.
So at first you will hear this hour of pure piano and after that I will play you some of the best Trance Ambient tunes you have heard. Just last year I delivered a similar set, but there are more amazing tracks to be played!