10000 Layers Later
A Deep Psychedelic Trance Mix

The sunshine seems to be missing this summer. What better reason to hang out with some lasers and bass-bins behind the decks at your favourite local club.

The Internet feed was down this week, and I thought I had lost the whole podcast, but after a little digging and a little pixie dust, here we go! (And it’s a good one, so find an excuse to be home alone and crank the volume right up to the top!)

dj Smiley Mike – Progressive Psytrance & Goa Mix

Liquid Soul – Hypnotic Energy
Liquid Soul – Prophecy
Freq & Liquid Soul – Liquid Frequencies (Liquid Soul Mix)
John 00 Fleming – Jawa (Ovnimoon Remix)
Liquid Soul – Devotion (Protoculture Mix)
Earsugar – Bonfire
Liquid Soul – Devotion (Ace Ventura Mix)
Ace Ventura – Genesis
Haldolium – The Last Dance (Echotek Remix)
E-Clip – Tough Frequency
E-Clip – Chandra
Ovnimoon – Sacred Earth
Nerso – Outer Space
Astrix – Eye to Eye

dj Caddyshack New Trance Set

Funkagenda & Adam K – Drift (Original Club Remix)
Scot Project & DJ Sabu – Feel
Afrojack & R3hab – Aces High Prutata
Garry Cueto – It’s Not What You Think
Stoneface & Terminal – Rush (Original Mix)
Leon Boiler & Kamaya Painters – Endless Ocean Wave (Leon Boiler Mash-up)
Crimson – Stardust
Pryda – Illusions
Gareth Emery – Citadel (Super 8 & Tab Remix)
Energy 52 – Cafe del Mar (John 00 Fleming Mix)
Major League – Wonder

Let Me Be Your Shamen
Killer Psychedelic Trance Mix

My set from this week is still untitled. It must be a bit early for the creative juices to be flowing.

Some weeks when I go looking for music, it seems like I have to listen to 100 tracks to find 1 or 2 good ones, but this week it seems like everything I listened to was brilliant! What started off as a tribute to Mekkanikka (who will be playing live at Organix (Club 23 West) in Vancouver next Friday, soon grew to include new music from Laughing Buddha, a new artist I’d never heard of before named Triptych, new tracks from TIP World and another new group named Mesmerizer. This week’s set is VERY psychedelic.

For the second half of the show, Caddyshack brought out some updated Union Jack sounds (a personal fave) as well as some mashed up classics. I could admit I didn’t write down his setlist because I was chatting with our studio guest, Jay (really glad you came by!), but it’s way more fun to just say Caddyshack’s set is top secret – like back in the day when DJs would be pretty reluctant to tell you what tracks they were playing ;)

dj Smiley Mike Psychedelic Trance Mix


Lucas & Dickster – Brainstorm
Laughing Buddha – Space Race
Laughing Buddha – Sacred Technology
Triptych – Here I Am
Triptych – Bokoboko
Aphid Moon & Lucas O’Brien – Hat Trick
Lucas O’Brien & Tristan – Magic Umbra
Lucas O’Brien & Avalon – Stinkin’ Warehouse
Laughing Buddha & Lucas – Binary Bonanza
Triptych – Question & Answer
Laughing Buddha – Freaking Out
Triptych – Playground
Mekkanikka – Bodyakasha
Earthling – Echo Ghetto (feat. Mekkanikka & Chromatone)
Triptych – Playground
Mesmerizer – Break it Down
Mesmerizer – Like a Machine
Mekkanikka – Power (Mesmerizer Remix)
Mekkanikka – Resurection
Mesmerizer – Break it Down

The UBC Homecoming Rave Mix

I couldn’t wait for this week’s show after being forced to take last week off! You guys have been asking for a fix of dark psytrance and this week’s set delivers. As usual it’s mixed with a fairly deep and twisted selection of fullon psy. I also discovered a great EP by Planewalker titled Psychic Evolution, which is available for free download at Ektoplasm. It’s a killer mix of breakbeat and psychedelic trance which seems to be shaping a relatively new sub-genre called psybreaks. While still a relatively young sub-sub-genre of trance, I could see more artists like Planewalker and Dapanji creating a pretty popular fusion between the already popular psytrance and breakbeat sub-genres.

Caddyshack drops some new tracks in his set this week too, including a new Nick Sentience remix of Edison Factor and a killer Organ Donors remix of Adapter by Scott Attrill. Another track worth mentioning for Hard Acid Trance fans is Andy Farley & Base Graffiti – No More. Base Graffiti is one of those names I don’t see too often, but it always catches my attention when one of their tracks get’s played.

dj Smiley Mike fullon dark and psybreaks mix

Astrix – Acid Rider
Timelock – Radioactive
Alien vs. The Cat vs. Shanti – Ookikabuki (Studio Mix)
Planewalker – Psychic Evolution
Planewalker – Vampire Hunter
Tripy – Trip Out
Mekkanikka – Sweet Afghani Delicious
Ephedrix & Oonah – Space & Time
Sufi – Playground (Getafix Remix)
Domestic – Bloom on Day
Astrix – Eye to Eye (GMS 2010 Remix)
TighT – White Primative
Planewalker – Primary Ascender (Secondary Mix)
Tetrium – Electro Sounds

dj Caddyshack Vocal and Hard Dance Mix

Mauro Picotto – Back to Cali (Organ Donors Remix)
Organ Donors – Dr. Kaotica
Vinylgroover & The Red Hed – Everlasting (Scott Attrill’s Hard Electrik Mix)
Vinylgroover & The Red Hed – Hopscotch
Cirez D vs Armin Van Buurin – On Off Love (Armin Van Buurin Mashup)
Edison Factor – Hallucination (Nick Sentience Mix)
Scott Attrill – Adapter (Organ Donors Mix)
Ambers D – Amber’s Theme (Alex Kidd & Kidd Kaos Mix)
Anne Savage vs. Lisa Lashes – Release Me (Organ Donors Mix)
Andy Farley & Base Graffiti – No More
Organ Donors – Tranceplant
Defunct – Fokkin Lekker (Rel1 Refix)

As usual, recorded live in a single take using Serato 2.0 with vinyl control records.

Independance Day 2010
Uplifting Trance Mix

After two weeks off I’m back, throwing down more psytrance. But it’s Caddyshack that really hammers it this week with a killer uplifting trance mix featuring mashups by Armin Van Buuren and Theta. My favourite track this week – Trancemission by Activa!

dj Smiley Mike PsyTrance Mix

Mad Maxx – At the End of the Rainbow (Smiley Mike Live Remix)
XSI feat. Lucid – Dominion
XSI – Alchemik Machines (Mad Maxx)
Aquila – Alice (Ephedrix Remix)
Save the Robot – Feel Like a Star
Alien Project – NRG
Ephedrix & Aquila – 10 Miles Out (Lamat Remix)
Quadra – Cyberfunk
Quadra – Back Again
Refuge Cru – Terminator II
Dance 2 Trance – Power of American Natives
Mellow Mellow¬†- I Can’t Stop

dj Caddyshack Uplifting Trance Mix

Deadmau5 – Jaded (Caddyshack Edit)
DJ Tom Stevens vs Fridge – Outface 2000
DJ Tiesto – Sparkles (Transa Remix)
Andy Moor vs. Orkidea – Yearzero
Cirez D vs Armin Van Buuren feat Sharon Den Adel – On Off Love (Armin Van Buuren Mashup)
Sia – Buttons (Marcus Schulz Coldharbour Dub Mix)
Orkidea & Gareth Emery vs Nadia Ali & Andy Moor – Metaversal Love Story (Theta Mashup)
Super 8 & Tab – Irufushi
Activa – Trancemission
Christopher Lawrence & Nicholas Bennison – Continuation
Fabio Stein – Agent of Chaos (Asoteric Orchestral Mix)
Joshua Ryan – Cherry Whip (Track name might not be exact)

PsyTrance Mixed on 3 Turntables and Hardcore Drum and Bass

This week I tackle mixing on 3 decks, or as close as I can get at the radio station. The studio here has a Rane Serato SL-3 which has a built in SP-6 sampler. So I can play triples where I start with the samples track and then mix two tracks into it. Unfortunately the studio here only has a 2 channel mixer, so it’s a little tricky mixing 3 audio sources with only 2 faders. Some of the mixes are a little rough around the edges, but I’m pretty sure some of the triples worked out pretty well, so it’s just a matter of refining them. I think you’ll see more 3 deck mixes from me soon. Maybe even a CD this summer.

Caddyshack has gone full on into a hardcore drum and bass phase, which I am loving. His taste in music has traditionally been very similar to mine, so all the tracks he’s been searching out have the kind of sounds and elements that I like.

dj Smiley Mike on 3 decks
2  turntables and a sampler

Ephedrix – Evolving Moods (Chronos Remix)
Aquila – Alice (Ephidrex Remix)
Ephidrex – Fly Away (DNA Remix)
Indigo feat. DJ Anneli – My Time
Visual Contact vs. Electro Sun – Facing the Future
Quadra – Time Immemorial
Bizarre Contact – Run Away (Electro Sun Remix)
Dapanji – Attention Please
Mad Maxx & XSI – Creeping
Talamasca feat. Nomad – The Awakening (Ephedrix Remix)
Dapanji vs. Crazy Tone – Dance 2da Music
Save the Robot – Robotz
Quadra – Time Immemorial
Quadra – Cyberfunk
Peacemaker – Hallucination Power
Peacemaker – Japanese Tours
Ephedrix & Aquila – 10 Miles Out
Hunab Tech & Antigravity – Nitro (Lamat Remix)
Space Cat vs. Onyx – Time Wolers

dj Caddyshack Hardcore Drum & Bass Mix

Pendulum – Slam
State of Mind – Dune
State of Mind – Sunking
Netsky – Eyes Closed (Original Mix)
Netsky – Sweet Dreams (Bootleg Mix)
Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
State of Mind – Back to the Jungle
State of Mind – Real McCoy
Netsky – Lost in this World
Zyon Base – Tombstone Blues