New Progressive Trance plus Aaron Olson Guestmix

It’s been a long time since I played much progressive trance. A lot of the epic trance that I used to love, now called uplifting trance, has become so flowery and filled with vocals, it just seems to have lost its underground sound. And now trance music is facing the same problem that house music faced in the 90s: there is so much trash out there, that it takes forever to wade through it all and find the good stuff.

This week I managed to dig through enough of the crap to find a few new tracks. Plus there’s a few old favorites in here.

dj Smiley Mike Progressive Trance Mix Part 1

Norin & Rad – Retrograde
Above & Beyond & Andy Moor – Air for Life (Norin & Rad Remix)
Wellenrausch – Sanctified (Trilucid Dub Mix)
Nasser – Green Lines
Vertex, Pion – Sunrise Tonic (Liquid Soul Remix)
Liquid Vision – At Long Last (Original Mix)
Ahmet Atasever – All Yours (Ovnimoon Remix)
DJ Mikas & DJ Sage – Eternal (DJ Mikas Epic Remix)
Orjan Nilsen – Amsterdam (Original Mix)
Judge Jules & Corderoy – Give Me a Reason

dj Smiley Mike Progressive Trance Mix Part 2

Denga – Shadowsong (Store N Forward Remix)
Omair Mirza – 8 Gig
Orkidea – Unity (Allende Remix) [Allende Remix]
Gaudium – Inside Turns Outside
Astrix – Just In Time
D.N.A – Butterfly
Orkidea – Metaverse (Gareth Emery Rmx)
Symphonix – People of the Dawn (ARW Mix)
Vice – Royal Shadow
Union Jack – Two Full Moons (Orkidea Mix)

Aaron Olson Guestmix

01. Eric Prydz – Every Day
02. Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix)
03. Steve Angello – Yeah
04. The Aston Shuffle & Tommy Trash – Sunrise (Tommy Trash Version)
05. Kill the Buzz – Party Hard
06. Tiesto & Allure – Pair of Dice
07. Suleman – Martian Evening (Aaron Olson Remix) *
08. Justin Prime – Revolt
09. Will I Am feat. Eva Simons – This is Love
10. Aaron Olson & D.O.R – Tangerine (Phonehome Remix)*
11. Benjamin Leung & Aaron Olson feat. Sarah-Jane – When I Close My Eyes (Alkatraz Remix) *
12. Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Silence (W&W Remix) *
13. Aaron Olson – Equilibrium (Electro Trance Mix) *
14. Dynamik Dave feat. David Lyn – In The Moment (Kid Massive Vocal Mix)
15. Global State Allstars – Feel So Good (Paul Gallagher Tech Remix)
16. Aaron Olson & DJ Dezire feat. Amanda Sampson – Break Me Down
17. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove (Dada Life Remix)
18. Aaron Olson – Touch & Go
19. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix)
20. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload
21. Ian Carey, Brasco & Timbaland feat. Rosette – Amnesia (Firebeatz Remix)
22. Norman Doray & Nervo feat. Cookie – Something to Believe In
23. BT – Flaming June (Laptop Symphone Rework)

BC Day 3hr Longweekend Show

dj Smiley Mike Progressive Psytrance Mix

Vibrasphere – Floating Free (Krama Remix)
Vibrasphere – Floating Free (Visua Remix)
Vibrasphere – Wasteland (Timedrained Remix)
Vibrasphere – Autumn Lights (Mindwave Remix)
John ’00′ Fleming & The Digital Blonde – Solomate
Sinister Silence – Someday feat. Camille Jones (Still Around Mix)
Sideform – Web of Life
Sideform – 7th Sense
Krama – Vir Mortalis
Riktam & Bansi – Right Way Up
Fatali – Booster (Echotek Remix)
E-Clip – Salvia Divinorum
Electric Tease – TV is the New God (Sub6 Remix)

Aaron Olson Live Guestmix

01. Pierre O – Let’s Let’s Let’s
02. Umek – Present or Absent
03. Aaron Olson – Touch & Go (J.A.DJ Remix)
04. Most – Limpid City (Tech Dub)
05. (Bi) Polar – Alive
06. Abnormis – Reckless
07. DJ San feat Nikki Ponte – Love’s Like Breathing (Senseekers Club Mix)
08. Vanity In Mind feat. Johan Dahlberg) – The Sun, The Moon
09. Es Robinski feat. Jessika Dawn – Now That I’ve Found You
10. Tarmo & Lexa – Ruby (Tony Jaguar Remix)
11. Claudia Cazacu – Labyrinth
12. Nikita Leonenko – Knock in Your Head (Da Fresh Remix)
13. Doc Brown – Hard Feelings
14. Skazi – Monkey Business
15. Fido X – Photon Rotation
16. Aaron Olson – Subversion
17. Simon Patterson – New Life
18. Christopher Lawrence – OK to Go
19. Aaron Olson – Elements
20. Paul Gallagher – Crossroads (Ollie Jaye Remix)
21. Burak Harsitlioglu – Clouds (Aaron Olson Remix)
22. Generator – Saved My Life
23. Marco V – Speakfreak

dj Caddyshack Trance Mix

(I need to collect his tracklist… soon)

Eric Allen Guestmix Leading up to Benny Benassi at VCC

I’m pretty stoked to have Eric Allen on the show this week! I knew there was something about his style that I was drawn to, and as we chatted a bit more about some of his influences and styles, there seemed to be a common theme: high energy stuff that stays interesting. Probably the most fascinating thing was that, with such a similar taste in music, several of the artists he plays aren’t even on my radar! You can be sure that I’ll spend the rest of the week trolling through some of the artists and labels that he played on tonight’s show.

Don’t miss Eric this weekend when he opens at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Benny Benassi show (with Sander van Doorn and Arty) put on by Blueprint Events. You can also follow Eric Allen on Facebook or check out his mixes on Mixcloud.

Eric Allen Guestmix

Armin van Buuren – Stellar
Progressers – Tears of Joy (Eric’s Edit)
Koele Vaten – Boom (Michael Patterson & Warner Powers Remix)
Clashback & Michael Woods vs R.E.M. – Loosing my Outset (Gabriel & Dresden Mashup)
Ostbahnhof & Ugo Platana – Evensong (Michael Woods Remix)
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Lethal Industry
Solarstone & Orkidea– Slow Motion (Klauss Goulart Remix)
Markus Schulz – Digital Madness (Short Edit)
KhomHa – 507
Orjan Nilsen – Viking
Ortega, Nash & Pepper – First Scream (We Are Extended Mix)

Smiley Mike Uprise Mix

Alion – Bliss
Saint X – Glo
Krama – Vir Mortalis
Hanzo – Take You
Riktam & Bansi – Right Way Up
Dave 202 – Generate the Wave (Fabio Stein Crasher Remix)
The Hague – Crank
Ferry Corsten -It’s Time (Kai Tracid Remix)
Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party
Quantum – Expose
Geezk & G.R.G. – Madcake (dj Smiley Mike Smashed & Broken Remix)

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

Wish Yourself Away
An Upward Journey to Felicity

This week I started out with 38 tracks all competing for a spot in my hour long set. After thinning and thinning, and then thinning some more, I was left with 16 freaking amazing tracks that could be thinned out, no more. This set starts out at a throbbing progressive pace and slowly builds to an all out jaw smashing climax.

Volume on 11 please.

Caddyshack dropped some killer tracks too, but I was too busy launching this Wish Your Chores Away Contest to write down anything he played :)

dj Smiley Mike Super Badass Jaw-Smashing Trance Mix

Freq – The Moon & the Earth
Mental Force – Lost Angels
Philter – ID
Krama – The Lighthouse
Day Din – Sync Yourself (Krama Remix)
Krama – Restless Tides
Cyber Motion – Airborne
John ’00′ Fleming – Fight the Darkness (feat. Sascha Cooper)
John ’00′ Fleming – Frisson
Yahel – ID
ID – ID (dj Smiley Mike Dubstep Mashup)
Yahel – Soul (KamaSutrance Remix)

I know the tracklist is a bit sparse this week. It must be the old school DJ in me… Hit me up on the Trancendance Facebook page if you’re just dying to know one of those missing tracks and maybe I’ll be a little less elusive. After all, I gave away a ton of classic gems in last week’s tracklist ;)

This one will be posted on Soundcloud soon…