Fusion Psytrance Mix

This week was as indecisive as I’ve been in a long time! I’ve got ideas percolating for a classic anthem set, and olskool rave set and a Top 10 Eve Records set – and I just couldn’t decide what to play right up until the show started this week.

Good friend Morgan from the Spirit Circle dropped by this week too, although he somehow managed to duck out at just the right time to avoid being on air! I found out that Morgan got turned on to electronic dance music the same way I did, by listening to CiTR back in the early 90s when shows like Homebass with DJ Noah, Synaptic Sandwhich with DJ Cyber and, drum roll please… Digital Alarm Chronometer with DJ Vadar were ruling the airwaves! Little did Morgan know, I became a regular fixture on Digital Alarm Chronometer starting in about 1994!

dj Smiley Mike Retro Psytrance Mix

Ephedrix – Evolving Moods (Chronos Remix)
Quadra – Chase the Sun
Quadra – Pulverturm 3.0
Quadra – Cyberfunk
Save the Robot – She Came
Bamboo Forest – Voyager (Solar System Remix)
Mekkanikka – Black Jack
Dapanji vs. Crazy Tone – Dance 2da Music
Quadra – Back Again
Quadra – We Shall Overcome
Alien Project – N.R.G.
Alien Project – Deeper
XSI ∓ Mad Maxx – Bass Monkey
Save the Robot – Feel Like a Star
Save the Robot – What the Funk
Broken Toy – Nu Metro
Quadra – Chase the Sun

dj Smiley Mike Encore Mix

Nick Rowland – Galactica (dj Smiley Mike Edit)
Geezk & G.R.G. – Madcake (dj Smiley Mike Edit)
Activa vs. eGYPT – Transmission of Spoken Words (dj Smiley Mike Epicane Mashup)
Outdare! – Live Today (Parks & Wilson’s Annexe Dub)
Phil Reynolds & Ben Bennet – Progress (dj Smiley Mike Epicredible Bootleg Mix)

Halloween Massive
Mad Maxx Fullon Psytrance Tribute

Mad Maxx played at Organix on Friday and after looking through some of my recent podcasts, I was surprised that I hadn’t played more Mad Maxx given that I have quite a few of his tracks and generally love his stuff. This week I picked up a few newer Mad Maxx tracks, dug up some of his older stuff and put together a Full On Psytrance set that hopefully does him proud. Still a long way off from the live set he delivered on Friday, but Max sets the bar pretty high as a long-time leading name in hard psychedelic trance.

dj Smiley Mike Mad Maxx Tribute Mix

Astrix – Dharma
Digicult & Fatali – The Return
Astrix – Take a Shot
Astrix – Antiwar
Audio-X – Everything’s Gone (Audio-X Remix)
Digicult & U-Recken – Days in Space
Sufi – Playground (Getafix Remix)
XSI & Mad Maxx – Bass Monkey
Mad Maxx – At the End of the Rainbow (Remix)
Mad Maxx & XSI – The Shamen
XSI – Alchemik Machines (Mad Maxx Remix)
Mad Maxx & XSI – Creeping
XSI – Dominion feat. Lucid
Peace Maker vs. Mad Maxx – Everyone Equal
Bamboo Forest – Voyager (Solar System Remix)
Mekkanikka – Black Jack
Broken Toy – Nu Metro
Switch – Let the Bass Be Louder

Steve Kreuger Eclectic Mix

I always have the hardest time describing other people’s sets as the connection to the music isn’t quite as intimate. And Steve plays such an eclectic mix that I’m not always sure how to classify it. Some of it is a little housey, some of it is trancey and some of it seems almost a bit technoey. (Spell check is giving me a hard time there, but I think you get what I mean.) If you really want to know what I’m talking about, give Steve’s set a listen and then let me know how you would classify the style.

La Roux – In for the Kill (Michael Woods Remix)
Cirez D – The Tumble
Thomas Gold – Star 69 (The Thomas Gold 09 What the F*ck Edit)
Dad Life – Just Bleep Me (Satisfaction)
Tiesto feat Emily Haines – Knock You Out (Keemerah Remix)
Hey Today! – Strange
Aeroplane, Steve Angello & Mylo – Drop the Superstar Knas
Justice vs. Wolfgang Gartner – Illmerica Are Your Friends (Steve Camp Mashup)
Tiesto – Louder than Boom

Organix Goaween with Mad Maxx

Organix Goaween with Mad Maxx - Halloween Psytrance

When I heard Mad Maxx was coming in from Spain to play a live set of full on psytrance in Vancouver this Hallowe’en, I couldn’t wait! In the last few months I’ve rediscovered my psytrance roots, and really been loving some of the new stuff. Mad Maxx stood out as one of my favorites and I’ve featured his tracks most notably on my Journey to Here episode. (I thought I had featured him more, but am a bit excited to see that I haven’t overplayed his tracks. Maybe I’ll feature him in the Hallowe’en podcast.)

Anyways, Mad Maxx is actually Max Peterson who was born in San Diago but spent time living in France and Mexico before moving to Spain where he is currently based. In 2000, Max teamed up with Samy Guediche (CPU) and Nicolas Oesch (Mekkanikka) to create a group called Biodegradable. After the success of their album, Phaser, Max joined up with Davina Elmosnino and created the Trance Project formerly known as Sirius Isness.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s show at 23 West in Vancouver! Event info is on the Facebook Event page. You can find a little more about Mad Maxx on the Mad Maxx MySpace page. And watch for more Mad Maxx on Trancendance very soon!

Journey to Here
Fullon and Dark PsyTrance

What a deadly show! You guys helped with the tracklist (join the Facebook page if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and you said you wanted it dark – and so here it is! This week’s show features several tracks from Alien vs. The Cat as well as some Sesto Sento. Two great suggestions from fans this week.

Part 1 – Dark Psytrance Mix

Mekkanikka & Vibraddict – Ookikabuki (Studio Mix)
Alien vs. The Cat vs. Shanti – Trick Track (Alien vs. The Cat Mix)
Timelock – Radioactive
SubConsciousMind – Essenz
SubConsciousMind – Past Be Past
Mekkanikka – Sweet Afghani Delicious
Cybernetika – The Outer Reach
Magic & Witchcraft – Superstructure
Mad Maxx – At the End of the Rainbow (Remix)
Mad Maxx & XSI – Creeping
XSI – Dominion (Original Mix feat. Lucid)
Shayning – Lobotomized

Part 2 – Fullon PsyTrance Mix

Alien vs. The Cat vs. Dino Psaras – Shokata (GMS Remix)
Alien vs. The Cat – Hear the Noise
Alien vs. The Cat – Space Jam (GMS Remix)
Alien vs. The Cat vs. Shanti – The Purist (Lifestyle Remix)
Save the Robot – I am a Robot (Alien vs. The Cat Remix)
Alien vs. The Cat – Hear the Noise (Quadra Remix)
S.U.N. Project – Wicked (Sesto Sento Remix)
Sesto Sento vs. Systemic vs. Aquatica – No One Can Stop Us Now
Aquatica – Place of Panic (System Nipel Remix)
Aquatica – Place of Panic (System Nipel Remix) – Doubled Up
Mekkanikka – Black Jack
Broken Toy – Nu Metro
GMS – My House (Ari Linker & Avi Algranati Remix)
S.U.N. Project – 380 Volt (Slackjoint Remix)
Slackjoint – Cybersex

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)