Rave Breaks Are Making a Comeback Using Social Media

I couldn’t have been happier a couple weeks ago when I was checking out the TrackItDown breakbeat top 100, and lone behold, half of the top 20 breakbeat tracks were classified as rave breaks. I got into electronic music in the early 90s when groups like Acen were churning out warehouse bangers like Window in the Sky and Trip II the Moon. The Illegal Rave compilations were another favourite of the time and groups like Hackney Hardcore and Urban Hype were belting out classic rave anthems like Trip to Trumpton, all well before the classic trance anthems of the late 90s.

So when I saw new artists like E-Lab Rat and Northbase resurrecting the classic rave breaks that I grew up with, I couldn’t wait to put together a set. And here it is. Oldschool rave breaks interwoven with new hardcore breaks and phat dubstep basslines. This mix is intense. Is you have a pacemaker, you should probably change the batteries before going any further.

Using different strategies provided by the agency they were working with from https://the-indexer.com/, they were able to get more people checking out their stuff than ever before. As it turns out, there were quite a few things they could have been doing to get more visibility, and unfortunately without them their talent was going unnoticed. Thankfully they’ve done something about sooner rather than later, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

(Did I mention that everything Blazer touches turns to gold?)

dj Smiley Mike Badass Rave Breaks Throwdown

Will Atkinson & Darkboy – Darker Shades of Black (Blazer Remix)
Sketi – Cladocera (Blazer Remix)
Blazer – Skill Cypher
Quadrat Beat – BlackJack (Blazer Remix)
Brian Cameron – Seratonin Syndrome (Eshericks Remix)
Wizard & Ivory – Jack in a Box (Specimen A Remix)
HardNoise – Breakaway (Blazer Remix)
Northbase – Hallow 808
Northbase – Acid Flashback
601 – Blackout
Northbase – Ruffneck
DaVIP – Brick (Imetic Remix)
Wizard & Ivory – Jack in a Box (Aquasky Remix)
Northbase – Fright Night
RadioKillaZ – The Cholo
E-Lab Rat – Ambitious (Electrux Remix)
E-Lab Rat – 3 Bad Rats (Ben Venom Remix)

dj Smiley Mike Electro House Mix

4 Strings – Rise Again
4 Strings – Cheesecake
Bassjackers & Angger Dimas – RIA
Deadmau5 – Sometimes Maths Gets Complicated (Ryan Enzed Bootleg)
Filo & Peri – Subzero
Gareth Emery – Tokyo
Melleefresh – Intuition (Darth & Vader Mix)
Nicky Romero – Toulouse
Niels van Gogh vs. Emilio Verdez – Beatrocker
Omnia & Ira – The Fusion (Armin van Buuren’s Intro Edit)
Sander van Doorn – Drink to Get Drunk (Extended Mix)
4 Strings – Cheescake
Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Gregory Klosman Remix)
Avicii – Sweet Dreams (Cazzette Meet at Night Mix)

Hard Ball Mix
Bangin Hard Trance Mixed with Full On Psytrance

dj Smiley Mike Bangin Hard Trance Mix

Ovnimoon – Galactic Mantra (Liquid Soul Remix)
Bamboo Forest – Voyager (Solar System Remix)
Dejavoo – Loud & Nasty
Shift – Dead Meat Pt 2
Force 9 – Boomin (Wragg & Log:One Remix)
Simon Qudos – Ascension Protocol
Wragg & Log:One & Nomad – Relentless
Wragg & Log:One – Enemies of the Earth
Dapanji – 1 2 3 Go
E-Jekt – High Robot (Dejavoo Remix)
ESP – See the Light
Wragg & Log:One – Mindscape (Nomad Remix)
Steve Hill & Technikal – Theme from HTML (Nomad Remix)
Nomad – Ignited

dj Smiley Mike Dubby Breaks Mix

Hulk – Ozzy Osborne – Crazy Train ft. Twista (Hulk Remix)
Hedflux & Neurodriver – Energy Vibration (Veltix Remix)
DaVIP – Crash
Paul van Dyk – We Are Alive (DJ Icey’s Arctic Blast Mix)
Nero – Promises (Skrillex Remix)
Johnny Cage & Scarletti – Scratch N Scar (Duel Calibre Remix)
Dave London – Africa
Dave London – Breathe Deep
Nick Thayler – Toasted
Nick Thayler – Mind Control

Year of the Dragon Mix
Psytrance Slammin Trance and Funky Oldskool Breaks

This week was a blast as Peter Allgood dropped by the studio again. I had some flashbacks to the mid-90s during his set. All good ;) Caddyshack laid down some pretty killer builds and then ripped it sideways into dirty breaks and some classic mashups. And me… I just played a little psytrance to get things rolling :)

Oh… and I forgot to mention, I included part of Robots in Disguise by local Vancouver DJ Glassball. Robots in disguise is a freakin’ killer dubstep mix with transformers samples throughout. Glassball also spins psytrance and will be on the show next week (Jan 29, 2011).

Also upcoming, dj Eric Allen will be on the show Feb 5, 2011. It looks like Trancendance might be a two and a half hour live show from now on :)

dj Smiley Mike Psytrance Mix

Clufe – Time & Light (Hanzo Remix)
Hanzo – My World
John 00 Fleming – Last Night a DJ Saved my Life
Man with no Name – Floor Essence (Apogee Remix)
Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party
Antidote & GMS – The Serum
Day Din – Sync Yourself (Krama Remix)
Krama – Restless Tides
Chakra & Liquid Metal – Resurection (Chakra & Krunch feat. Guy Salama Remix)
E-Clip – Salvia Divinorum
Electric Tease – TV is the New God (Sub6 Remix)
Astrix – Dharma
Ephedrix – Circle of Life
Allaby – Imaginarium (Burn in Noise Remix)

dj Caddyshack Slammin Trance Mix

Deadmau5 – Aural Psynapse
Marcelo Fratini & Tomas Heredia – Montana (Club Mix)
Hardwell & Joeysuki – Munster
Deniz Koyu vs. Fatboy Slim – Hertz ya Moma (Majk & Politik Bootleg)
Colombo – Everybody
C-Tron & Curtis B – Game Over (DJ Icey Remix)
Tiesto – Maximal Crazy
Sander van Doorn vs. Afrojack & R3hab – Koko Prutata (First State Bashup)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. Somebody – Heads Will Roll (DJ Icey Remix)
Avicci vs. Journey – Don’t Stop the Levels (TMAN Mashup)

dj Peter Allgood Oldskool Funky Breaks Encore Mix

Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc. (Stanton Warriors Unreleased Mix)
Hoxton Whores – In the Bag (Stripped Down Vocal Mix)
Krafty Kuts Draax Seavers – Rude Boys
Wolfgang Gartner – Funk Nasty V3 KK Re-rub
Ed Soul & Skool of Thought – When I was a You (Krafty Kuts Remix)
Laidback Luke vs. Daft Punk – Break da Funk Down (Krafty Kuts Re-rub)
Trouble Soup vs. Todd Terry – Can You Party?
Audio Bullys feat Nancy Sinatra – Shot You Down 2007
Hirshee Tonye Aganaba – So Good

Glassball Robots in Disguise Dubstep Meets the Transformers Mix

You can download this mix from Soundcloud where you can also find the tracklist.

And if you haven’t seen the accompanying transformers music video, you’ve gotta check that out.

Full On Psytrance and Genre Defying Trance Breaks

This week’s show is killer! After a few weeks of less “full on” trance, this set is full of hard, ripping psychedelic trance. Caddyshack defies the genre boundaries again with a mix of trance, breakbeat and dubstep. This is definitely one to throw on the iPod!

dj Smiley Mike Full On Psytrance Mix

Point – Access
Allaby – Imaginarium (Burn in Noise Remix)
Hemisync – Living the Dream
Mad Maxx & S-Range – Made of Stars
The Commercial Hippies – Like I do (Broken Toy Remix)
Point & Orpheus – Tanuja Dancing
Astrix & Sub6 – Control Me
Point – Alien Intelligence
GMS & Alien Project – At the End of a Rainbow (Mad Maxx Remix Part 2)
Aphid Moon & Lucas – We Are Your Friend
Intelligence – Liquid & Solid
Aphid Moon – Hadron
F.F.T & Crank – Do Your Worst
F.F.T – OS 12
F.F.T – The Network
Aphid Moon & The First Stone – Loom

dj Caddyshack Trance Mix

Deadmau5 – Jaded (Caddyshack Edit)
Pryda – Mirage
Pryda – Illusions
Colombo – Everybody
ID – Game Over (DJ Icey Mix)
ID – Feel It
Far Too Loud – Wake Up LA
Tiesto – Maximal Crazy
Dave 202 – Generate the Wave
Joshua Ryan vs. Marcel Woods – Cherry Whip (Marc Eteson Bootleg Mix)

Trance Spotlight on Krama
and Day Din

dj Smiley Mike Deep Progressive Psy-Trance

Nok – In Heaven with You
Philter – 28 Days
Echotek – Dream Away
Aqualize & Vice – Dust & Colors
Day Din – Halkidki
Day Din & Alfredo Garcia – Theory of Mind
Midimal – Celtic Boogie
Krama – After the Rain
Krama – You’ll Never Dance Alone
Krama – Drass
Krama – Vir Mortalis
Krama – Goth Beat
Day Din – Half a Life
Krama – Over my Compass
Krama – Memorial
Day Din – Dance with Me

dj Caddyshack Breakbeat vs. Trance Hybrid Mix

Plump DJs – System Addict
Tiesto – Maximal Crazy
Tiesto & Hardwell – Zero 76
Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation (Chris Schweizer Bootleg Mix)
Plump DJs – Light Fantastic
C-Tron & Curtis B – Game Over (DJ Icey Remix)
Cut & Run – In for the Pill
Bashy & Napt – Make My Day (Speciman A Remix)
Deadmau5 – Strobe (Plump DJs Mix)
Hanuman Tribe – Muscle Step (Beatman & Ludmilla Remix)
Paul Maddox – Endangered (Wragg & Log:One vs. Caddyshack Dubstep Remix)
Nari & Milani – Kendo