Sunday, August 31, 2014

Summit Sessions #49 - Keep A Secret

Hello again! I hope you're ready for another episode of Summit Sessions, because it's here and it's ready for you. In contrast to last week's episode, which never rose above 133 beats-per-minute, this one never drops below 138. That's right, it's a full-on high-speed hour of trance music, but that's not to say it's a homogeneous blend of uplifting trance that all sounds the same. No, this one covers the spectrum from psy trance to uplifting to tech to everything in-between. Needless to say, it's a fun hour, and one that I hope you'll enjoy immensely.

(00:00) Keep It Simple - Berg [Blue Tunes Records]
(06:26) The Hurricane (Peter Hulsmans Aggressive Club Storm) - Liam Wilson & Will Atkinson [Discover Records]
(12:42) Heart Of Stone (Solarstone Pure Mix) - Iko [Pure Trance]
(18:36) Till The End Of Time - Ultimate & Moonsouls [Infrasonic Pure]
(24:10) Changes - Ferrin & Morris ft. Hysteria! [Transistic Records]
(29:47) Panoramic - James Poulton [Monster Pure]
(34:27) Nitric (Darren Porter Remix) - Ally Brown & Rhys Thomas [Extrema Global Music]
(38:20) Psychic Sensor (Mark Young & Damo Kay Remix) - John O'Callaghan [Subculture]
(42:27) Physical Overdrive (Darren Porter Remix) - Johan Gielen [High Contrast Recordings]
(47:01) Ignition (Dark Mix) - XGenic [Damaged Records]
(52:06) Machete - Kaimo K [Edge EDM Records]

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Summit Sessions #48 - Go Your Own Way

We're back! After a month of not having a place to call home, I'm set up in a new apartment, which means I can return to making this every week.

However, this is not your usual Summit Sessions episode. For instance, it's more of a house mix than a trance mix - the first trance song doesn't even play until nearly an hour and a half in. The BPM never rises above 133. Instead of just uplifting, tech, and progressive trance, we have deep house, tech house, techno, progressive house, breaks, progressive trance, and slower tech trance. Sound fun?

Why have I done this? Summit Sessions was never designed to be a traditional DJ radio show. The point from the very beginning was that it would be a place for me to experiment and develop as a DJ. That's why, instead of being pieced together by hand in Ableton Live or some other DAW like most radio shows, it's recorded as a live DJ set through Traktor. The only processing it gets is a limiter to bring the volume up.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this diversion from trance music just as much as I enjoyed recording it.

(0:00:00) You Say - Ri9nor & Denis Grek [Silk Textures]
(0:06:25) Harmonize - Solidame [House Mag Records]
(0:11:48) Imprint Of Pleasure (Adam Beyer Remix) - Tube & Berger [Suara]
(0:18:43) Coriolanus (Chris Johnson Remix) - Patrick Perez [Forthcoming on PHW Elements]
(0:24:05) Lucid - Thomas Vink [THNK]
(0:29:25) Phoneutria (M.I.T.A. Remix) - Alex Di Stefano [Yellow Recordings]
(0:35:31) Kruso - Affkt [M Recordings]
(0:39:51) What's That (Arjun Vagale & Ramiro Lopez Remix) - Stelios Vassiloudis [Bedrock Records]
(0:46:27) Sinus (Jordy Dazz Rework) - David Amo & Julio Navas [Free Download from Jordy Dazz]
(0:51:30) Ashoka (Part 1) - John 00 Fleming [JOOF Recordings]
(0:57:18) Octagon - Mars Bill [Ground Factory Records]
(1:01:50) Paranoid (Sutter Cane Remix) - Sin Sin [Sin Sin Records]
(1:08:02) Gilgamesh - Basil O'Glue [Saturate Audio]
(1:12:45) Power Drive - Pryda [Pryda Recordings]
(1:19:20) Forever (Basil O'Glue Remix) - Jeremy Rowlett [Saturate Audio]
(1:24:15) Deep Haze - Daniel Lesden [JOOF V.2]
(1:31:20) Blacksmith (Mark Sherry Remix) - Tempo Giusto [Echelon Records]
(1:35:42) Music Is For Rich People (Mat Zo Remix) - Soliquid [Captured Music]
(1:41:31) Class War - Full Tilt [Perfecto Fluoro]
(1:46:36) Awakening (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) - Winkee [Pure Trance]
(1:52:39) False Emotion (Airwave New School Breaks Mix) - Moshic [Bonzai Progressive]