Epic Trance and Drum and Bass

dj Smiley Mike Epic Trance Mix

Lee Coombs – Fallout
Lee Coombs – Thrust 4 (2012)
Nick Sentience – Stimuli
Nick Sentience – Hear Me Now
4-Play – Heartbeat
Alion – Bliss
Easy Riders – Test Drive
Nick Callaghan & Will Atkinson – Blizzard (Liquid Soul Remix)
Dan Stone – Baltic (Ost & Meyer Remix)
Jonathan Allyn – The Lights (Steve Birch Remix)
Robert Miles – Children (Awake Dubstep Mix)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (System Nipel Mix)

dj Caddyshack Drum & Bass Set

Charlie XCX - You’re the One (Loadstar Mix)
Hashtag - Hurt & Pain (D&B Mix)
Birdy Nam Nam - Goin’ In (Skrillex Goin’ Hard Mix)
Netsky - Escape feat. Darrison
ID - Freefall
Netsky - Refuse
Adele - Hometown Glory (High Contrast Mix)
Hadouken - Bad Signal (The Prototypes Remix)
Ellie Goulding - Hangin  On (Sigma Remix)
Krewella -  Killin It (Dirtyphonics Remix)
Dr Meaker – Fighter
MGMT – Time to Pretend (High Contrast Remix)

I think the beginning of the Trancendance overnight mix made it into the podcast this week featuring the live Rave Techno set played recently by MUX at Sequential Circus 11.

Rave Breaks Are Making a Comeback

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.

(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)

Bangin Fullon Psytrance with Misted Muppet then Drum and Bass for CJ

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dj Smiley Mike Bangin Fullon Psytrance Mix

Misted Muppet – The Mist
Misted Muppet – From the Legend
Tetrium – Electro Sound
Broken Toy – Nu Metro
Aphid Moon & Lucas – We Are Your Friend
Digicult – Icarus One (Lamat Remix)
Gataka (feat. Sesto Sento) – Keeping the Moment
Toxical – For Eternity
Astrix – Closer to Heaven (Pixel Remix)
X-Noise – Rock It
Aphid Moon & the First Stone – Loom
Psycraft – New Dance
F.F.T & Crank – Do Your World
Earthling – Echo Ghetto (Mekkanikka & Chroma Remix)
Electric Universe – Tune Up
Lamat – Fenix

dj Caddyshack Drum and Bass Mix

Shadowland – Path to Enlightenment
Logistics – Warehouse
State of Mind & Subsonik feat 3pm – Somebody Stop Me
Danny Byrd – Sweet Harmony (feat Liquid)
Netsky – I Refuse
The XX – Infinity (Bachelors of Science Remix)
Netsky – Escape (feat. Darrison)
Pendulum – 9000 Miles
Nu:Tone – Balaclava
State of Mind – Deeper Stories
State of Mind – Sunking
State of Mind feat. P. Digsss – Vega

Breakbeat Week
Phatt Breaks meet Dubstep Mixed

For almost 10 years Trancendance has brought you nearly all subgenres of trance music, continuously mixed for the most part. When we do venture a little outside the trance umbrella, it’s typically in the direction of breaks. This week’s show is all breakbeat! And while Caddyshack has dabbled in the dubstep, this was my first kick. This show is sick. I mean, you really gotta listen to it. It’s just that freakin’ good!

dj Smiley Mike Breakbeat and Dubstep Mix

Tracklist:

Nick Thayler – Toasted
Retroid – Supernatural
Electrotek – Superfly (Zouk Club Mix)
Electrotek – Superfly (Zouk Dub Mix)
Nick Thayler – Mind Control
Neurodriver – Snake Charmer (Broken Eye Remix)
Johnny Cage & Scarletti – Scratch N Scar (Duel Calibre Remix)
Neurodriver – Snake Charmer
Neurodriver – Snake Charmer (LuQus Remix)
Vent – White Out
Inetic – The Sermon
Vent – Feedback
Vent – Mantra
The Magnet Man – Emetic
Hybrid – Take a Fall

dj Caddyshack Phatt Breaks Mix

Tracklist:

Plump DJs – System Addict
Plump DJs – Beat Myself Up (Plump DJs Mix)
30Hz – Innocent (Far Too Loud Dub Remix)
TV Rock – I Am Techno
Deadmau5 – Strobe (Plump DJs Mix)
Defunkt – Fokkin Lekker (Rel 1 Refix)
Dave Spoon – Bad Girl (At Night) feat. Lisa Mafia (Beat Vandals Remix)
Far Too Loud – Play it Loud (Broken Robot Mix)
Far Too Loud – Bass Association
Sub Focus – X-Ray (Tittsworth Remix)
Steed Lord – Bed of Needles (AKS & Syndaesia Remix)
Cut & Run – In for the Kill
Blaze Tripp – Automatic (Defunct Cruiser Remix)
Cut & Run – Sirens
Tomcraft – Lonliness (Cut & Run Breaks Mix)
Bass Nectar feat. Paper Machete – Falling
Cut & Run – Trouble in the Jungle
Cut & Run – No Good
Bass Nectar feat. Paper Machete – Falling
M.I.A. – Paper Planes (Atomic Hooligan Mix)
Sneaker & The Dryer – Dirtyphonics – Vandals (Farace Re-Edit)
Liquid Stranger – Shake My Ass
Shifta – Satisfaction 2008

Hard to Beat Mix
Hard Trance vs. Drum and Bass

Caddyshack really steals the show this week! It’s been awhile since he played a Drum and Bass set and it put a huge smile on my face as soon as he dropped the first track. Don’t miss his mix in the second part of the show that seems to slide back and forth between Drum and Bass and Jungle.

I wasn’t sure how my set turned out this week. I switched it up after being in the psychedelic zone for the past few weeks, and to be quite honest, I barely listened to any of the tracks in this week’s set before the show. A lot of the magic is in the tracks themselves this week. Most of my set features hard trance sounds with the twist of having unique breakdowns that include everything from phat almost crunky beats, to the killer bootleg remix by Organ Donors (what is that from?)

dj Smiley Mike Hard Trance Funky Breakdown Mix

Nish – Dying for You (Wragg & Log:One Remix)
Shockforce – Future
Shockforce – Stimulate
Log:One – Celexa
Wragg & Log:One – Mindscape (Nomad Remix)
Nomad – Ignited
Organ Donors – Apache (Bootleg Mix)
Karney – I’ve had my Fun (Sneijder Remix)
Fausto vs. Tommy Pulse – Meloncholika (Wragg & Log:One Remix)
Dark Matter Ft. Missing Jem – Sweet Dreams (Fabio Stein Dying Vaio Remix)
Organ Donors – In Power (Wragg ∓ Log:One Remix)
Wragg & Log:One Remix – Enemies of the Earth

dj Caddyshack Drum n Bass Jungle Mix

Adele – Hometown Glory (High Contrast Mix)
Netsky – Lost in this World
Netsky – Eyes are Closed
Drifter – Deeper Love
Hanuman Tribe – Feeling Good Rewind (Camo Remix)
State of Mind – Back to the Jungle
Sub Focus – Follow the Light
Sub Focus – Join the Dots
Sub Focus – Timewarp
High Contrast – If we Ever
Reflekt – Need to Feel Loved (Deep Focus & Incontext Remix)
Prodigy – Smack my B!tch Up (Sub Focus Remix)