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)

The Ignition Mix
Steve Krueger and Ignite Digital

A fantastic Yin and Yang show this week with special guest Steve Krueger in the studio to start things off with a groovy trance set.

The second half of the show picks up the pace with a hard acid trance set featuring two brand new promo tracks from Ignite Digital – Future Manipulation by Burak Harsitlioglu and Alternative by On NRG. Both tracks will appear on the forthcoming Zest album from Ignite Digital, mixed by Simon Qudos (another of my current faves). On NRG caught my attention a few weeks back when I included the track On Stars in The Burning Man Mix (which seems to be quite a popular mix).

Enjoy this week’s show and, if you haven’t yet, take a minute to join the Trancendance Fan Page on Facebook.

Steve Krueger Groovy Trance Mix

John Digweed & Nick Muir – Satellite (Christian Smith Remix)
Moguai – Oyster (Michael Woods Mix)
Fatboy Slim vs. Funkagenda – What the F**k (Funkagenda Remix)
Timofey & Bartosz Brenes – Heaven (Phonk D’or Rework)
Nic Chagall – Back to San Fran
Phonk D’or – Fck me up (Phonk’s Re-Dub)
Lazy Jay – Float My Boat (Moguai Remix)
Fischerspooner – Supply & Demand (Moguai Remix)
Fedde Le Grande feat. Mitch Crown – Rockin High (Nicky Romero Mix)

dj Smiley Mike Hard Trance Mix

Lab4 – Concept of Love (SQ’s Electric Shandy Remix)
Luke S & SQ – Relentless
Burak Harsitlioglu – Future Manipulation
Simon Qudos & Toryn D – Destiny
Steve Hill & Technikal – Theme from HTML (Nomad Mix)
Scott Genetik vs. Alex Mac & Zebra Kid – U Got Me
On NRG – On Stars
On NRG – All Will Be Lost
On NRG – Alternative
Luke S & SQ – Red & Blue
Future Resonance – Elite Force (Ilogik Shrink Wrapped Remix)
Future Resonance – Attention
Future Resonance – Seduction
Manik – Domestics on the Decks
Manik – Twist

The Burning Man Mix
Hard Acid Trance and Epic Trance

What a huge week! Caddyshack is back from the deep south, we’re celebrating the launch of teh brand new Trancendance website, I have brand new unreleased hard trance from Ignite Digital Recordings and tomorrow is beginning of the 2010 Burning Man festival in Black Rock city!

dj Smiley Mike Hard Acid Trance Mix


Ben Bennett – Weather & Escape
Luke S & SQ – Red & Blue
Scott Genetik vs. Alex Mac & Zeebra Kid – U Got Me
On NRG – On Stars
Phil Reynolds – Global Takeover
Phil Reynolds & Matt Williams – Salva Me
Phil Reynolds & Ben Bennett – Progress (djsm Live Remix)
Luke S & SQ – Relentless
Lab4 – Concept of Love (SQ’s Electrik Shandy Remix)
Steve Hill & Technikal – Theme from HTML (Nomad Mix)
Simon Qudos & Toryn D – Destiny

dj Caddyshack Epic Trance Mix

Push – Strange World
Tristan D – 2010
Art of Trance – Madagascar (Richard Durand Remix)
Prodigy – Smack my Bitch Up (Richard Durand Remix)
Sydney Blu – Senses & the Mind
Michael Woods – Dynamik (Moguai Remix)
Deadmau5 – Arguru (Robbie Rivera Juicy Remix)
Activa – Transmission
Andain – Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Unplugged Remix)
Marcus Schulz – Do You Dream (Uplifting Mix)

(I think I missed the last couple tracks)

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

Dawn of Summer
PsyTrance and Classic Rave Tunes

BAD AUDIO! – This week’s podcast has a terrible problem with the audio feed. Sorry everyone. Should be fixed in time for next week’s broadcast.

My featured artists this week are Ephidrex, a Psy Trance group from Mortsel, Belgium comprised of Jochem Peeters & Joris Marckx. These guys have several releases on Dacru Records, a psy-trance label located in Ghent, Belgium that’s managed by Koen Van Cauwenbergh (Eskimo) and Bert De Decker, better known as DJ Nemesis. I happened across Dacru Records after tracking down releases from Electro Sun, a psy-trance DJ from Beer Sheva, South of Israel, who happens to be my other featured artist this week.

Caddyshack pulled out some tracks that date back, even before the classics, to early rave tracks. Cosmic Baby’s Space Track is unmistakable – but Caddyshack pulls another surprise remix intro! An interesting note on Cosmic Baby – Harald Blüchel was born at Feb 19, 1963 in Nuremberg, and classically trained as a concert pianist who began playing at the Nuremberg Conservatory when he was only 7 years old!

dj Smiley Mike Psy Trance Set:

Ephedrix – Evolving Moods (Chronos Remix)
Peace Maker – Japanese Tours
Timelock – Radio Active
Talamasca feat. Nomad – The Awakening
Silicon Sound – Pure Reality (Ephedrix Remix)
Ephidrex & Aquila – 10 Miles Out (Lamat Remix)
Protoculture – Magnetik (Ephidrex Remix)
Electro Sun & Brain Damage – Hypnotic Voices
Electric Sun – Double Trouble
Hunab Tech & Antigravity – Nitro (Lamat Remix)
Dapanji – The Dog is Talk
Dapanji vs. Crazy Tone – Dance 2da Music
Lamat & Han Solo – Next Generation of Science
Visual Contact vs. Electro Sun – Facing the Future

dj Caddyshack Deep Trance Mix:

Cosmic Baby – Space Track (Caddyshack Edit)
Sasha – Xpander
Sydney Blu – Senses and the Mind (Original Mix)
Energy 52 – State of Mind
The Grid – Swamp Thing (Grid Southern Comfort Mix)
The House Crew – Euphoria (Nino’s Dream Remix)
Three Drives – Greece 2000 (Man with No Name Remix)
Union Jack – Tryclops
Union Jack – Funnelweb
Union Jack – Vowel
Union Jack – Two Full Moons and a Trout (Orkidea Remix)