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House is a Journey
It's House ... but with a French Touch
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August 31, 2016 12:00 PM PDT

Continuing the Shanghai Nocturnal sessions with Episode 2. Keeping the Progressive house vibe going but sexier and with a tinge of Nu-Disco club flavour.

 

Playlist:

 

  1. 2014 Ready for Your Love (Extended Mix). Gorgon City, MNEK       
  2. 2014 Sunlight (Extended Club Mix). The Magician, Years & Years
  3. 2015 Revered (Original Mix). EDX
  4. 2016 Your Soul (Martijn Ten Velden Remix). IDQ
  5. 2016 Wings (Extended Mix). Armand van Helden
  6. 2015 Kiss & Tell (Original Mix). Joshi, Nina Carr      
  7. 2015 Everything Is Changing (Main Mix). M.O.O.N. Pro, Katy Art
  8. 2016 Still Here (Sebastian Weikum Remix). Envotion
  9. 2015 Loving (Original Mix). Lane 8, Lulu James       
  10. 2015 Shined On Me (Miqro & Milkwish Remix). Giorgio Sainz, Night Owl, Pesos, Lili (PL), Miqro, Milkwish       
  11. 2016 Set It Out (Main Mix). Purple Disco Machine, Boris Dlugosch
  12. 2015 Strike Me Down (Martijn Ten Velden Remix). Dasco, Crystal Monee
  13. 2015 Sugar (EDXs Ibiza Sunrise Remix). Robin Schulz, Francesco Yates
  14. 2015 Big Days (Vocal Mix). Tamtam, Nathan Kay
  15. 2015 Guitarra G (Martijn Ten Velden Remix). Banda Sonora          

 

Highlights:

 

Always liked “Sunlight” melodic line, cheesy it may very be but can’t take away the catchy chorus. Gordon City’s “Ready for Love” is a nu-disco classic.

“Revered” not sure I actually like the tune yet let’s see if anyone picks up from where the piano riff is sampled from?

But 3 tracks outshine the rest: first “Strike me Down” absolute gem in a progressive soulful crossover, Big Days and Martijn’s recent remix of the House classic Guitarra G… Very nice indeed.

 

A bientôt

 

Xtian

August 30, 2016 01:48 AM PDT

Shanghai Nocturnals Ep.1

 

Scouring through the progressive genre on my HD whilst in Shanghai. Sometimes chilled, sometimes dark, sometimes happy but hopefully always cool progressive tunes.

 

 

Playlist:

 

  1. 2012 Diamonds (Gregor Salto Downtempo Remix). Rihanna
  2. 2015 Silence (Mollono.Bass Remix vs. Original Mix). Dole & Kom feat. Kollmorgen
  3. 2016 The Boy Is Mine (Alternative Mix vs. Mark Lower Mix). Ben Delay feat. Alexandra Prince
  4. 2015 Got the Love (Original Mix). Crazibiza, DragonFly
  5. 2016 Illusions (Barzek Remix). LTN, Nina Carr
  6. 2016 Waterfalls (Extended Mix). Nico Santos, Holland Park, LVNDSCAPE
  7. 2015 Engage (Katrin Souza Remix). Fallow  
  8. 2016 Shadows of Love (Extended Mix). Sam Feldt, Heidi Rojas      
  9. 2016 On My Own (Original Mix). Forrest, Eli & Fur 
  10. 2015 Sweet Dreams (Original Mix). Lika Morgan
  11. 2014 Let Me Feel (Martijn Ten Velden Remix). Nicky Romero, Vicetone, When We Are Wild
  12. 2015 U Got My Body (Original Mix). Nora En Pure  
  13. 2016 Fragments (Shingo Nakamura, Nocturna Remix). Andre Sobota
  14. 2015 Shades of Grey (Nora En Pure Remix). Oliver Heldens, Shaun Frank, Delaney Jane  
  15. 2013 Groovejet (Chillout Edit vs. Andrey Exx Fomichev Remix). Lissat & Voltaxx, Jenniffer Kae, Mark Fisher

 

Highlights:

 

Check the Doll & Kom jam “Silence” and Nora En Pure “Shades of Grey” perfect audio symbols of what I feel Shanghai projects.

 

A bientôt

 

Xtian

August 29, 2016 04:00 AM PDT

XXL Vocal Deep House.. Three hours of non-boring, original and mostly current Vocal Deep House tunes.. Have to mention vocal to preempt the comments of the Deep House purists..

 

Another set which I had on recorded on the HD only to have forgotten it.. I stream it today whilst looking the Shanghai/Pudong skyline and thought it was a pity not to have published it at the time.

 

Hop in and out of it as you please but if you have 3 hours to devote to making yourself feel (and consequently feel better) just lock it in your player and deep in and out of it as you please. I promise that all the tunes have their own merit and this set is absolutely not sequential therefore the order does not really matter. Just listen!

 

Playlist:

 

  1. 2013 Cada Vez (Michael Gray Mix). The Cube Guys, Michael Grey feat. Alexandra Prince
  2. 2016 Set Me Free (Main Mix). Homero Espinosa, Mr. V
  3. 2010 Tribute (Original Mix). Karol XVII & MB Valence
  4. 2015 Your Love (Original Mix). Simplex Sensus
  5. 2016 Hit The Ground (Nikos Diamantopoulos Dub). Anthony Romeno, Sam Stray Wood, Nikos Diamantopoulos
  6. 2011 Big Time (Soul Minority Deep Mix). Edmund Feat. Sascha Dflame
  7. 2015 Soul So Sweet (Original Mix). Purple Disco Machine
  8. 2016 I Can See It (Miguel Migs Salted Vocal Mix). Lisa Shaw, Miguel Migs
  9. 2016 Something Is Wrong (Chris Domingo Remix). Anthony Mea
  10. 2016 Feeling (KIWAMU Remix). Blood Groove & Kikis
  11. 2015 Ain't Waitin' (Who Knows Remix). DJ Sign, Tune Brothers, AM2PM, Who Knows    
  12. 2016 Music (Original Mix). Sebb Junior        
  13. 2015 Eden (Main Mix). Studioheist
  14. 2013 You Ain't Here (Kyodai Remix). James Silk, Lana Corney, Kyodai
  15. 2016 Good Times (Les Loups Remix). Ferry Ultra, Les Loups feat. Boris Jennings
  16. 2011 Liquideep (Hector Couto Detroit's Remix). Gastek, Hector Couto
  17. 2016 Time Machine (Demarkus Lewis Remix). Distant People, Demarkus Lewis
  18. 2016 In The City (Vintage Morelli Remix). Talamanca, South Pole, Alicia Kapel
  19. 2008 In My Mind (Mind Mix vs. Main Mix vs. Dub Mix). Sasha Alazy feat. Mel
  20. 2009 Can You Feel it (Fred Everything Lazy Dub vs. Original Mix). Jake Island feat. Alec Sun Dre
  21. 2016 Express Yourself (Original Mix). Mr. V, Larry Espinosa
  22. 2016 Death of Technics (Martijn ten Velden Remix). 2 Good Souls feat. Roland Clark
  23. 2015 How Long (Grant Nelson Club Mix). Sannie, Grant Nelson
  24. 2016 Sexy Brasil (Original Mix). Prunk
  25. 2015 Check That Bass(Original Mix). Mighty Real
  26. 2015 Know My Name (Victor Stancov Remix). Zepherin Saint, Victor Stancov
  27. 2016 Do It (Main Mix). Dantiez Saunderson, AM2PM          
  28. 2013 Only God Can Judge Me. Albert Marzinotto, Mr Deka
  29. 2016 Pasilda (Siege Extended Remix). Afro Medusa, Siege
  30. 2016 Chicago at Night (Kyodai Remix). Guri, Tatsu, Kyodai

 

Highlights:

 

Tunes have been specially curated and if you think deep house is boring give this set a fair go. You might surprise yourself.

 

A bientôt

 

Xtian

August 28, 2016 02:34 AM PDT

In Shanghai for a few days and uploading a few sets I had either started to fiddle with a few months back.

If you ever go to Shanghai, get yourselves to the Bund and go up to " le Bar Rouge", where 19th century architecture meets Uber Cool 21st Century Asia.

Mostly very current main floor tunes with a chopped beats twist, which is meant to get you on your feet.

Apart from a very brutal transition from second last to last, I quite like this one.

I most probably will get a few sets recorded whilst here, so keep tuned.

Playlist:

  1. 2016 My Friend (Extended Mix). EDX
  2. 2016 Wild Orchid (Main Mix). Spiritchaser, Angie Brown
  3. 2015 Keep Pushin' (Purple Disco Maschine Vox Mix). Boris Dlugosch, Purple Disco Maschine
  4. 2015 Eagle Eyes (Joe Stone Remix). Felix Jaehn, Linying, Lost Frequencies
  5. 2015 Everybody Get Up (David Morales House Mix). The Red Zone Project, Keith Anthony Fluitt, David Morales
  6. 2016 My Lovin (Original Mix). Milk & Sugar, Barbara Tucker          
  7. 2016 Catch The Light (Deez Re-Wash). Demarkus Lewis, Martha Wash
  8. 2016 Tell Me no Lies (Original Mix). Max Zotti, Luca Guerrieri, Reith Fisher
  9. 2016 Do You (Jolyon Petch Vocal Mix). Saison, Jolyon Petch
  10. 2015 Soul Makossa (Money Freejak Remix). Yolanda Be Cool, Dcup          
  11. 2016 I Believe (The Cube Guys Remix 2016). Happy Clappers
  12. 2013 If It Wasn’t for The Music (The Cube Guys Mix). Georgio Schultz, The Cube Guys
  13. 2011 Can’t Come Down (U-ness & Jedset Soulheaters Reprise). Stockholm Disco, JedSet, U-Ness
  14. 2010 We Love This Music (Soulmagic Deep Mix). Soulmagic
  15. 2013 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (David Morales Pride Anthem Mix). Barbara Tucker, The Cubes Guys

 

Highlights:

Satisfied with its very current playlist and twisted semi-underground main floor feel. Check Wild Orchid, Eagle Eyes, Tell Me No Lies and Do you. And see what the Cube Boys can do with classics, it is quite clever.

 

A très bientôt

 

Xtian



August 27, 2016 10:43 PM PDT

The Greek House Collection (Music is My Shelter)

 

Second of a mini-series of Soulful House sets mixed in Greece during a break from it all. Took a while to finish it but here it is.

 

Let’s first credit a friend of mine, Gilberto Blackmon (The Funky Blackman) whose podcast you will find here on Podomatic:

http://funkyblackman.podomatic.com/entry/2016-07-04T19_32_20-07_00 and on our Facebook Page site “House is a Journey”:

https://www.facebook.com/MyHouseJourney/

 

As some may have noticed I have not touched any Soulful House for more than half a year. I could not even attempt to put any soulful sets together so bored and actually literally without any emotions about any soulful tunes I was listening to. Not receptive, no challenge and felt no purpose.

 

Yet during my July break, whilst riding a bike in 37C heat, on a high gradient, suffering hell, I chose to listen to his latest set, deep & soulful and “Εύρηκα”... I finally got that warm feeling again, which can only be brought by listening to quality soulful deep house. Thank you Gilberto, without your help, this state of creative impotence could have lasted a lot longer.

 

Oddly though I had a lot of new tunes to choose from this one contains a lot of oldies, can't figure out why but fun to hear them again.

 

Playlist:

  1. 2008 Music Is My Shelter (Panevino Dub vs. Panevino Remix). Ray Paxon feat. Sybille & Freda Goodlett, Panevino
  2. 2014 I Feel (Spen, Thommy & Hudge Raw Allen Anthem). Ann Nesby, DJ Spen, Thommy Davis, Gary Hudgins   
  3. 2012 Born to Flow (Shane D Remix). Groove Junkies, Baskerville Jones, Shane D 
  4. 2015 You Are With Me (Original Mix) [Xtian Edit]. Steven Stone, Marc Evans
  5. 2010 Dr. Feelgood (DJ Meme Remix) [Xtian Feel Good Edit]. Groove Junkies, Diane Carter, Dj Meme
  6. 2012 Without You (Jamie Lewis Special WMC Master Mix). Jamie Lewis, Marc Evans     
  7. 2009 Never Let U Back (Jedset Hit the City Lights Mix). U-Ness
  8. 2016 Set Me Free (Jedset Freedom Re-Touched).Richard Murray & Paul Deighton
  9. 2016 Turn You Up (Kelvin Sylvester Remix). Kenny Dope, Lee Wilson, Kelvin Sylvester
  10. 2002 Shine on Me (Bini & Martini Remix). Praise Cats feat. Andrea Love.
  11. 2008 Never Enough (Original Mix). JedSet   
  12. 2014 High Enough (Inaki Garcia Remix). Daniel Trim & Monica Mira feat. Maximilian G

 

Highlights:

"Music is my Shelter" if you missed it, you are in for a treat.

Numerous Marc Evans jams... I must be in the mood.

And a few SoulHeat Records, U-ness and Jedset tunes straight out their Ibiza compilations, the one summer release I always look forward to..

 

A bientôt!

 

Xtian

July 18, 2016 02:14 AM PDT

The Greek House Collection (Soul Fever)

 

First of a mini-series of Soulful House sets mixed in Greece during a break from it all.

 

Let’s first credit a friend of mine, Gilberto Blackmon (The Funky Blackman) whose podcast you will find here on Podomatic:

http://funkyblackman.podomatic.com/entry/2016-07-04T19_32_20-07_00 and on our Facebook Page site “House is a Journey”:

https://www.facebook.com/MyHouseJourney/

 

As some may have noticed I have not touched any Soulful House for more than half a year. I could not even attempt to put any soulful sets together so bored and actually literally without any emotions about any soulful tunes I was listening to. Not receptive, no challenge and felt no purpose.

 

Yet during my July break, whilst riding a bike in 37C heat, on a high gradient, suffering hell, I chose to listen to his latest set, deep & soulful and “Εύρηκα”... I finally got that warm feeling again, which can only be brought by listening to quality soulful deep house. Thank you Gilberto, without your help, this state of creative impotence could have lasted a lot longer.

 

Mostly 2016/2015 tunes, one oldie and a triple Marc Evans because I always think of Marc Evans when I delve into Soulful.

 

Playlist:

 

  1. 2015 Soul Fever (Max & Sims Remix). Max & Sims ft. Echodust
  2. 2016 Turn Me On (Original Mix). Terry Lex
  3. 2016 This Could Be Us (The Layabouts Vocal Mix). Tony Momrelle, The Layabouts
  4. 2016 Just Like That (Extended Mix). Raphaella, Midnight City
  5. 2015 Tenderness (Michele Chiavarini Remix). Michele Chiavarini, Aldo Bergamasco, Antonello Ferrari ft. Samantha Johnson
  6. 2016 Precious (Original Mix). AM2PM
  7. 2015 You Need Someone (Oli Hodges Remix). Maff Boothroyd, Oli Hodges
  8. 2014 Follow Your Heart (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper Director's Cut Signature Mix). Holly Johnson, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper
  9. 2015 Beneath The Crescent Moon (Kenny Carpenter Remix). Marc Evans  
  10. 2016 Felt Like Heaven (Original Mix). TCM, Marc Evans
  11. 2008 Given Me Joy (Muthafunkaz 12” Mix). Marc Evans
  12. 2016 Feel So Alive (Staffan Thorsell Remix). Deep Grounder, Virag, Staffan Thorsell
  13. 2013 Stay (OtherSoul Re-Rub Bootleg) - hearthis.at. Dj Xenon Vs Danna Gray
  14. 2014 The Funk (Rafael Yapudjian Meets RyB Remix). Juan Diaz, Tanya Dream, Rafael Yapudjian
  15. 2015 Soul Fever (AM2PM Extended Mix). MP, AM2PM ft. Angie Brown, AM2PM

 

Highlight:

 

Without a doubt the Hungarian Max & Sims’ rendition of “Soul Fever” is the absolute standout of the set. Stellar tune, Echodust is an amazing vocalist and the production of Director’s cut standard. I started the set with their remix and ended it with AM2PM’s version with a different vocalist which is not bad either.

 

https://www.facebook.com/maxandsims/

https://soundcloud.com/maxandsims

https://www.beatport.com/artist/max-and-sims/376906

 

Both Marc Evans’ jams, “Beneath The Crescent Moon” and “Felt Like Heaven” are soulful house heaven with his unmistakable voice and inspired melodies. Marc Evans is the Barry White of this century and I actually rate him immensely higher as a singer song writer and producer, all in one go, with lyrics have meaning to boost his already immense talent.

 

https://www.traxsource.com/artist/2165/marc-evans

http://www.bluesandsoul.com/feature/318/marc_evans_on_the_brink/

https://www.facebook.com/marcavonevans

 

Love Midnight City ‘s “Just Like That”, a gem of a happy tune, please go on traxsource and buy the release all remixes are perfection.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Midnightcityukofficial/

http://www.traxsource.com/artist/239946/midnight-city

 

Finally, do not miss Deep Grounder’s “Feel So Alive”. Another great melody, another soulful pearl with again immaculate production.

 

http://www.traxsource.com/artist/15401/deep-grounder

 

A bientôt!

 

Xtian

July 11, 2016 07:32 AM PDT

Former last instalment of Beach/Pool tunes live from the Nysia pool in the island of Spetses, Greece.

 

More rhythmic but still very sundrenched and Beach House.

 

Similar format as step 1 and 2 new cuts of old favourites or brand new tunes buried in my hard drive. No other ambition but to entertain and hopefully make you feel the warmth of the Aegean sun. I will continue to clean up my hard drive for a couple then get into something more ambitious.

 

Give it a listen

 

Playlist:

 

  1. 2003 Elle (Criola Remix). DJ Gregory, Louie Vega
  2. 2016 Sun Goes Down (Unreleased Mix). Zsak, Crazibiza     
  3. 2016 Blame It On The Boogie (OtherSoul Classic Mix). OtherSoul
  4. 2014 Put ‘em High (OtherSoul Mix). OtherSoul, Stonebridge
  5. 2016 Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix). Christopher Cross, Joey Negro
  6. 2016 Sexual (Original Mix). Rescue
  7. 2009 Who Dares To Believe In Me (Martijn Ten Velden Remix). The Believers
  8. 2016 Move Your Body (Peter Brown Nu Remix). Grower, Peter Brown ft. Corey Andrew  
  9. 2015 Your Loves Enough (original Mix). Lucius Lowe, Velma Dandzo
  10. 2015 Save The World (Original Mix).  JedSet
  11. 2003 E Samba (David Penn Remix). Junior Jack
  12. 2016 Moving on Up (The Cube Guys Remix). Discorocks, The Cube Guys ft. Naika
  13. 2015 Hot Waves (Original Mix). Nicoran

 

I should be back with a last poolside mix before getting into something more serious.

 

Xtian

 

 

July 08, 2016 11:40 PM PDT

More Beach/Pool tunes live from the Nysia pool in the island of Spetses, Greece.

 

Same format new cuts of old favourites or brand new tunes buried in my hard drive. No other ambition but to entertain and hopefully make you feel the warmth of the Aegean sun. I will continue to clean up my hard drive for a couple then get into something more ambitious.

 

Give it a listen, this is not a hard one..

 

Playlist:


  1. 2016 House Delight (Original Mix). Terry Lex, Gianni N, The Ghetto Boys
  2. 2015 Gold Member (Original Mix). Me & My Toothbrush
  3. 2016 Ma Quale Idea (Jamie Lewis Sex On The Beach Mix). Pino D'Angio, Jamie Lewis
  4. 2016 Show Me Love 2k16 (Slava Dmitriev Remix). Robin S, Chris Montana, Slava Dmitriev
  5. 2016 Just Like That (Extended Mix). Raphaella, Midnight City
  6. 2012 Set Fire On the Rain (OtherSoul Bootleg). Layabouts ft. Adele
  7. 2016 Caught Up (Nikos Diamantopoulos Remix). Mario Marques, CT Martin, Nikos Diamantopoulos
  8. 2015 Remember The Time (OtherSoul Back To 80s Mix). Michael Jackson, OtherSoul
  9. 2015 Like A Moth To A Flame_Original Mix. Kenny Summit
  10. 2016 When The Love Is Gone [Xtian Diamond Edit]. OtherSoul, Roberto Cantero
  11. 2015 Diamond Life (OtherSoul Diamond Mix). Louie Vega & Jay Sinister Sealee ft. Julie McKnight OtherSoul
  12. 2015 Lady (Levi da Cruz Deep Edit). Modjo   
  13. 2014 Rapture (QH Retouch & OtherSoul Re-edit). Iio, Othersoul
  14. 2016 Fast Car (Grant Nelson Remix). Jonas Blue ft. Dakota

 

Step 3 coming up soon.

 

Xtian

 


 



 


July 07, 2016 06:19 AM PDT

Getting into the holiday vibe.. Mixed in Spetses, Attiki, Ellada

 

First step: equalize the mood and clean up my drive.. Beach sounds, easy on the ears, some new cuts of oldies, some recent releases. Not going to say much about it. 

 

If you feel like some fun and sundrenched sounds, this one is live from Spetses, Greece.

 

Playlist:


  1. 2016 Rise (U&J Morning After Remix). U-Ness & JedSet
  2. 2016 Feels Like (Morning After Remix). U-Ness, JedSet
  3. 2015 Tom's Diner (Noface Remix).Suzanne Vega, Noface
  4. 2016 Good Times (Late Nite Tuff Guy Remix). Ferry Ultra, Late Nite Tuff Guy feat. Boris Jennings
  5. 2016 In the Underground (Re-Tide Club Mix vs Re-Tide Remix) [Xtian Edit]. Mattei & Omich, Joe Smooth, Re-Tide
  6. 2016 So Hard (Original Mix). Angelo Ferreri
  7. 2016 Under Pressure (OtherSoul Classic Mix). Queen feat David Bowie, OtherSoul
  8. 2016 Ibiza Life (Tommie Cotton Sunset Vocal Mix). Twism & B3RAO, Groove N Soul
  9. 2016 Ma Quale Idea (Francesco Cofano Mix). Pino D'Angio, Francesco Cofano
  10. 2016 Hello (OtherSoul Remix). Adela, Othersoul
  11. 2015 Shelter (Original Mix). Crazibiza          
  12. 2013 Silence (Mak Pap Seaside Remix). Sarah McLachlan
  13. 2016 Dancin' for My Life (Special Mix. Seb Skalski, Masta P, Michelle Weeks

 

I'll be back with Step 2 very soon.

 

Xtian

April 17, 2016 06:52 AM PDT

Resuming my Trance Mission with “The 138 bpm Drop”

 

Balearic Trance Journey. Drop both your inhibitions and your gear and let the journey start!

 

If you do not like real (but frenetic at times) bangin’ trance, I strongly suggest you give this one a miss… yet, you will have foregone quite a journey…

 

Firstly, I have to thank Lars for giving me the inspiration to put this set together. Lars has been supporting this space for quite a while and has always commented (positively or not) when he sees a new upload.

 

Recently, Lars contacted me when, in between my hiatus and completely uninterested with the current offering of traditional house, I uploaded the 2 Quanta of Solace. Once again he gave me the will-power to revisit that old love of mine, Trance, Progressive House or what I call Trouse.

 

In the past, I have always chided from high bpm Trance. Anything over 130 and I would either never get there or prefer not to include it in any set. Partly for I felt it was frenetic and partly for I assumed I (and by extension) you were too old for it.

 

The algorithm I use to choose a playlist in preparation for my sets is programmed by design to nicely keep tracks, keys, bpm and flavours in a tight range. And since I like to start slow to build up, I very rarely get to reach anything over 130 bpm.

 

There is vast blog space on the Internet dedicated to the question “ Who is afraid of 138 bpm Trance?” There is even a label called “ Who is afraid of 138 bpm?”…. Well, in many ways, I am!

 

This being said, in order to continue the Trance Mission and be true to the genre, I always knew I would eventually have to get over that fear.. I worked without the algorithm and here we are. Set is 80% over 132 bpm by DESIGN!

 

Vielen Danke Herr Lars. This one (good or not) is for YOU! Sorry for all the florish but had all those dits and felt like trying them out..

 

Another reason to resume the mission, was a request I got a few weeks ago to play for Mardi Gras for a LGBTY party in Sydney. The request was flattering, yet due to not being in the right headspace at all and natural performance jitters, I chose not to consider it. I told the promoter that I would send him a demo of what I thought would be the right journey for such an event for the boys.

 

Well, here it is!

 

As a general comment, this set is very ornate. In many ways , it is more a case of Xtian trying to take stock of what he can do and tediously learn new tricks than anything else.

But along the way I am putting out there all the new edits and mashups I have been toiling on, which might just be a bit TOO MUCH in one go considering my modicum of talent but it feels so good to have them out there and await your reaction and so good to have them safely saved and backed up on my HD for a future live set!

As an added bonus (for me): after the mashup of Silence and Missing from a few years back, I have now semi-cracked a mashup and counter-mashup of Finally and Silence.. Yippee, I can finally rest. 

 

Obviously, not every track is fresh and current. For Trance is all about anthems and there are at the most 3 or 4 a year!

I did try my best to include a few I never played before. As I had used a few current great tracks in the two previous Quanta and did not want to repeat myself ad nauseam, I decided to try out all the edits I have been working on in the past and had lost when my library got corrupted. Call it a bulk early release, other would call it premature ej...... but sorry I just had to..

 

Even more satisfying, almost all tracks are new Xtian Edits of mostly unkown remixes and , for better or for worse, you get the added bonus of a few of mashups I am quite happy with.

 

Now close your eyes, imagine you bought a ticket for Ibiza, got yourself sorted and you are ready for a genuine balearic Trance journey.. 

 

DO NOT GET AFRAID WHEN IT GOES TO 138.. It is meant to!

 

Playlist:

 

  1. 2015 Ibiza Bleeps (Radio Edit) [Xtian Balearic Rush Edit]. Chicane
  2. 2011 Offshore (Ferry Tayle Luminosity at Beach Remix) [Xtian Balearic Rush Edit]. Chicane
  3. 2011 Ibiza (Intro Mix) [Xtian CDM Edit]. Ray MD
  4. 1998 Who Do You Love (Chicane Edit).Jose Padilla ft .Angela John
  5. 2014 All The Little Things (Original Mix) [Xtian Otra Vez l'Amor Edit].The Thrillseekers, Sam Mitcham
  6. 2009 Kiss Me Here feat. Cristina Soto (Mike Efex Remix). Tritonal, Cristina Soto
  7. 2010 Saltwater (InnerSync Remix) [Xtian 4 the Love of Eivissa Edit]. Chicane
  8. 2015 Treasure (Johnston Kyau  Albert Remix).Above & Beyond, Zoe Johnston
  9. 2016 Silence 2016 (BeatQueche Remix) Xtian Balearic Rush Edit]. Delerium Ft Sarah McLachlan
  10. 2014 Silence (Ammu-Nation Trance Mix) [Xtian About U Mashup Edit]. Delerium ft. Sarah McLachlan, Samuele Sartini, Amanda Wilson, Kings of Tomorrow
  11. 2004 Silence (Above & Beyond's 21st Century Remix). Delerium ft.Sarah McLachlan
  12. 2016 Silence 2016 (BeatQueche Remix) [Xtian Balearic Rush Edit Rework]. Delerium ft.Sarah McLachlan
  13. 2016 Koori (Edu Remix. Vitodito, Takekawa
  14. 2015 Second Chance (Marway Remix) [Xtian Eivissa Mashup Edit]. Blood Groove & Kikis, Kings of Tomorrow, Amanda Wilson
  15. 2015 Track to Infinity (Original Mix. DJ Sveta ft. Alexsandra Mell
  16. 2016 You’ve Got the Love (DjTrovão Rocha Rework! Anthem Mix 2k16!) [Xtian How Deep Ballsy Mashup Edit]. Mark Knight, Florence And Machine @ hearthis.at, Calvin Harris & Disciples
  17. 2011 The Real Thing (Club Mix). Jerry Ropero, Ross Paterson, Kash
  18. 2016 Pasilda (Original Mix).Helena Legend
  19. 2012 Finally 2 Me (Frank Caro, Adria Alemany Edit) [Xtian About U Mashup Edit]. Thomas Gold, Kings of Tomorrow, Amanda Wilson, Julie McKnight
  20. 2015 Ibiza Strings (Radio Edit) [Xtian Balearic Rush Edit]. Chicane
  21. 2009 Poppiholla (Original Club Mix vs. Radio Edit) [Xtian Everyday Mashup Edit].Chicane, Motorcycle, Dajae
  22. 2011 We Control The Sunlight (Original Mix vs Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix). Aly & Fila Feat Jwaydan
  23. 2011 An Angel’s Love (Vocal Mix) [Xtian Balearic Rush Edit]. Alex M.O.R.P.H., Sylvia Tosun
  24. 2004 As The Rush Comes (Gabriel And Dresden Mix) [Xtian Enhanced Choral Canon Edit]. Motorcycle

 

Highlights:


From 1998, "Who Do You Love" from Jose Padilla, Chicane was a baby and yet was given the honour to remix the Cafe del Mar legend.. great Balearic track, which took me ages to find again..

"Kiss Me Here", old Tritonal fav of mine with a great built up and Christine de Soto amazing vocals.

This year will see a LOT of "Saltwater" remixes as I think it is the 20th anniversary. I can't wait to see what comes as I believe that "Saltwater" is one track that has yet to get THE DEFINITIVE REMIX but in the meantime, I found this 2009 one give this anthem a bit of a kick.

A very recent track from Above and Beyond "Treasure", DO NOT MISS.. Zoe Johnston whose voice you will recognize is just amazing. Great melodic trance.

Then starts a "Silence" extravaganza.. None of those remixes are run of the mill ones, most are bootleg and ALL are my personal private edits and mashups. I obviously have overdone it.  But now I have those files secured and backed up and I am ready to drop them any time.. Starts at 38:00, Mashup Silence/Finally (41:19) to end around 46:16.

"Koori" from Vitodito.. Japanese Trance.. Just because it is japanese..

"Second Chance" from Blood , Grooves and Kikkis.. Do not love the track but I actually think I did a fair job with the "Silence" mashup (starts at around 58:32).

A unknow trance remix of You've Got the Love" got the mashup treatment with "How Deep is Your Love" at !:04:54

Could not have a balearic Trance journey without some latin rhythm and hence brought in a new remix of "Pasilda" from Helena Legend.

Followed by another anthem but a completely new take with Kings of Tomorrow "Finally" in a totally different colour courtesy of Frank Caro and a private Xtian Edit, which I can live with and will use in live sets.. Tracks starts at 1:20:20 mashup at 1:22:02)

Onto a Chicane medley, with a "Poppihola" mashup with Dajae's "Everyday My Life", which almost works.. So close but another one I will drop in live sets.. (Mashup starts at 1:29:40)

Do not miss "An Angel's Love" from Alex M.O.R.P.H. ANTHEM... I had missed this absolute gem from 2011.. When Trance meets Classical I am completely in my element.. LOVE IT!

Finishing with "As the Rush Comes" from Motrocycle, another anthem, but presenting my private edit, true to the original but if I may say maybe even more potent.. (Starts at 1:46:45)

 

A bientôt

 

I still have a Quantum to post but might take a little while. 

 

Xtian

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