Euphonix 014By Jon Nix On
Here is a trance mix I intended to do in the summer, hence it has a Balearic tinge to it. I couldn't quite get the tracklist together, so my hope is that now it will transport you to a warmer, sunnier place!
This is a mid-tempo trance mix, starting at 127 BPM and reaching 136 BPM by the end. That's not to say it skimps on the euphoria! It is also overflowing with beautiful melodies.
The Balearic touch appears on tracks like the sensational, Chicane-esque "Yamana" and "Miami". "Deep Valley" by Sunlight Project is one of my favourite tracks in the mix. Uniquely it doesn't have a breakdown, but builds and builds with layer upon layer until it is an uplifting beast of a track.
The mix goes up a notch in the mid-point with the thumping "Fundamental". From there it moves into hands-in-the-air territory. There is an awesome Push remix of Jes which brings to mind his classic remix of Sinead O'Connor - Troy (Phoenix from the Flame). Gareth Emery's remix of Ferry Corsten - Live Forever could hardly be more euphoric.
There is a smattering of updates of classic tunes here that mean a lot to me. Filterheadz - In Your Eyes was on one of my favourite mixes ever - the second disc of Tiesto's "Nyana" album. "Always A Fool" by Kyau & Albert is a vocal that always got to me. And Jurgen Vries - The Theme takes me back to Judge Jules at the London Pride festival on Hackney Marshes. Back when they did London Pride properly!
- Factoria - Revive (Tom Bro Remix) [FD]
- Joonas Hahmo & K-System - Yamana [Statement!]
- Estiva - Blossom [Statement!]
- Max Graham feat. Neev Kennedy - Guiding Light (Mike Saint-Jules Interstellar Remix) [Cycles]
- Rodg - Miami [Statement!]
- The Midnight - The Equaliser (Terry Da Libra Remix) [Silk Music]
- Sunlight Project - Deep Valley [Sunlight Tunes]
- Filterheadz - In Your Eyes (Marcus Santoro Remix) [Grotesque Reworked]
- Sean Matthews & Max Millian - Fundamental [AVA Recordings]
- Sean Matthews & Max Millian - Shadows & Light (Andy Tau Remix) [Infrasonic Recordings]
- Jes - People Will Go (Push Remix) [Grotesque Reworked]
- Ferry Corsten feat. Aruna - Live Forever (Gareth Emery Remix) [Flashover]
- Kyau & Albert - Always A Fool (Stoneface & Albert Remix) [Euphonic]
- Talla 2XLC & Sir Adrian - Who You Are [How Trance Works]
- Jurgen Vries - The Theme (Radion6 Remix) [Armada]