Interview with Dark Arps and MUX before Sequential Circus 14

This week we broke free of our usual uninterrupted mix format, taking time to talk with Dark Arps and MUX, two of the Live PA acts featured on the upcoming Sequential Circus 14 lineup.

(For the full audio podcast, click the link at the bottom of this post)

Despite a few technical challenges, we managed to cover quite a bit of ground… Dark Arps has fairly recently relocated to Vancouver, Canada after a 17 year stint in the UK where he toured extensively as part of 10-piece breakbeat orchestra, Keiretsu. Clearly he’s spent a significant amount of time evolving his sound which blends breaks, progressive house and sweeping atmospheric sounds.

Dark Arps in his intelligent light suit (v2.0), with version 3.0 ready for debut this week!

MUX has been on hiatus for roughly 5 years (living on a sailboat off the coast of Mexico) and in addition to talking about the birth of Sequential Circus, tells us how, with the help of a Windows 95 machine, he continues to deliver screeching acid lines in every track he performs (Hint: Nord).

MUX rockin’ the Skytrain at the Robot Uprising party.
Photo credit: Matthew Trentacoste

I could have talked with these guys for days longer, and we will… as Sequential Circus continues to evolve. We also could have played tracks from both of these guys for hours on end, and so you will hear more of their material in the coming weeks and months.

Sequential Circus 14 happens this Saturday January 25th at Open Studios in Vancouver.

Plus, don’t miss the debut of the new daytime portion of Sequential Circus; a partnership with the Vancouver Producers Forum to bring you an afternoon of talks, workshops and panel discussions from veteran live performers. If you’re a live-pa artist, a producer interested in taking things live, or even just a fan who’s curious about what’s going on under the hood, this will be an excellent session of tips, tricks and techniques for live-pa performance.

Rainbow Bridge vs Aaron Olson vs Caddyshack

This week we had a ton of fun in the studio, cracking jokes about everything from the epic RCA incident to the long misunderstood 52nd footnote of Cafe del Mar by Energy. Don’t miss the banter this week, it’s almost as good as the tunage!

Rainbow Bridge Proper Techno Guestmix

I Know – Oliver Klein, Kolombo
Destiny (Cari Lekebusch’s 04:00 Remix) – Chris Colburn
Custom Illusion – Manic Brothers
This Is True House -David Amo, Julio Navas, Rober Gaez
Man On Moon – Rino Cerrone
The Showgirl – Alan Fitzpatrick
Tears Of Civet – Nicole Moudaber
Artica – Alex Bau
Special K (Shlomi Aber Remix) – DJ Sneak
Takin Ovah – Mikel Curcio
Cirez D – Cirez D
My House – UMEK, Mike Vale
Relentless – Pig & Dan
Gone Too Soon – Manic Brothers
Savage – Pig & Dan
The Color Out Of Space – Adam Beyer

Aaron Olson 85 Track Progressive Trance Guestmix

01. Mark Junior – The Rhythm
02. Nick York – Lost Inside
03. Anatoly Chizhov – Something
04. Artserver – Naiviti
05. Groove St’ 29 – Talking To the Other Side
06. Green Aqua – The Longest Day
07. Dynamik Dave – That’s What She Said
08. Dynamik Dave – Trainwreck
09. Coach N’ Sendo – Rival
10. Coach N’ Sendo – Blossom
11. Scott Attrill – Game Boy
12. Darjis & DJ Dezire – Relentless
13. Darryn McCallion feat. Sarah Griffin – Follow Me (Ollie Jaye Remix)
14. Arran Lee – Identity (Hendricks Mix)
15. Kamy Kei – Breeze
16. Aaron Olson feat. Jamie D – Tribal Dance

dj Caddyshack Breaks and Dirty Beats Mix

Yeah right. Like he submits a tracklist. You should be used to guessing by now.

Aaron Olson and dj Smiley Mike Bangin Tech Trance Techno and Hard Trance

Motion Notion Feature Track

Crystal Method – Trip Like I Do

Aaron Olson Live Guestmix

01. Dmitry Golban – Clear Vision
02. Benjamin Leung & Aaron Olson feat Sarah-Jane – When I Close My Eyes (Olson’s Prog Mix)
03. Progressive Thrust – Circles
04. Pierre O – Breathing
05. Kings of Addiction – Before the Storm
06. Victor Dinaire – Undercurrent
07. Simon Patterson – Northern Lights
08. Jared Asher – There’s Something About Georgia
09. Rodi Style vs David McRae & Jay P – Firearms
10. Darren Porter – Sparkles (Brett Wood Remix)
11. Burak Harsitliouglu feat. Claire Willis – Show Me The Way (Scott Lowe Remix)
12. Rodi Style & JY Jelly – Chinatown
13. Andy Scott Murray & Lil Rich – So…Now!
14. BK & Vinylgroover – Microwave 2012
15. DJ Misjah & Tim – Access
16. Aaron Olson – Spiritus Sancti
17. Michael Woods – Fruitcake
18. David Moleon – Goal
19. Peppelino – Mr. Love

dj Smiley Mike Hard Epic Trance Mix

John Askew & Sean Tyas – Melbourne / Nailgun (Chris and Matt Kidd’s Intro Mash Up)
John Askew – Nail Gun (Greg Downey Remix)
John Askew – The Witch (Original Mix)
ID – It Gets Sylo (djsm Mashup)
Nick Sentience – Freefalling (feat. Lizzie Curious)
Toryn D – Trip to Trumpton
ID – El Meridian (djsm mashup)
John Askew vs Ørjan Nilsen – Bastard Rays (van Del mashup)
Robbie Nelson – Shangri La (Alex Daf & Iversoon Remix)
John O’Callaghan – Stresstest (John Askew Remix)
Cosmic Culture – Oceans (Deep Blue Sea Mix)
Cosmic Culture – Highway
Sander van Doorn – Renegade (Sean Truby Remix)
Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Deathstar Mix)
Tilt – I Dream (Nick Rowland Mix)
Geezk & G.R.G. – Madcake (dj Smiley Mike Smashed & Broken Bootleg Mix)

Vancouver Trance Producer Aaron Olson Live Guest Mix

No time for typing this week, best to just get this posted! We were lucky enough to have Nukleus & Riot! recording artist Aaron Olson in the studio this week for a live guest mix. Here it is!

Aaron Olson Live Guest Mix

01. Aaron Olson – Equilibrium (Dislexik Remix)
02. Aaron Olson – Touch & Go (Dislexik Remix)
03. Aaron Olson – Touch & Go
04. Benjamin Leung & Aaron Olson feat. Sarah-Jane – When I Close My Eyes
05. Benjamin Leung & Aaron Olson feat. Sarah-Jane – When I Close My Eyes (Alkatraz Remix)
06. Aaron Olson – Equilibrium (Electro Trance Mix)
07. Dynamik Dave feat. Stepha Carcache – Live For Tonight (Sebastian Krieg Remix)
08. BT – Flaming June (Laptop Symphony Rework)
09. Aaron Olson – Just Like You Imagined
10. Jaytech – Genesis (Jimbo’s Afterburner Mix)
11. Omair Mirza – 8 Gig
12. Aaron Olson – VTF (Brett Wood Remix)
13. Union Jack – Yeti (2008 Mix – Live in Miami)
14. John Merki – Prismatic (Aaron Olson Remix)
15. Ash Preston – Obsession
16. The Phrenetic Project – Spinning Me
17. Omega Drive – Fuck Me
18. SubSight – Reminition
19. Tongue & Groove – Crush (Rob Crawshaw Remix)
20. Aaron Olson – Meu Brasil
21. Tongue & Groove – Incredible (Aaron Olson Remix)

dj Caddyshack Mix

Above & Beyond – Tri-State
Omnia & Ira – The Fusion (Armin’s Intro Edit)
Dave 202 – Generate the Wave
ID – First Age of Love (Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight Mashup)
Tiesto – Las Vegas (Moska Remix)
DJ Taucher – Science Fiction (Cosmic Gate Remix)
Scott Attrill – Never Forever
DJ Husband – Real Life (Wragg & Log:One Remix)
Paul Maddox – Endangered (Wragg & Log:One Remix)
Force 9 – Boomin’ (Wragg & Log:One Mix)
Gareth Emery – Tokyo
ID – ID (Stretch & Vern Maddog Remix)