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

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)

Down Deep Dark & Dirty
Psychedelic Trance Mix

It was tough to follow the intensity of Friday’s Rainbow Groove Invasion set so I started off with a bit of dark psy, which is a little unusual for me. I usually keep from getting too ‘demonic’ but I guess if the track is good enough I don’t mind dipping over to the dark side for a bit.

The second half of the show starts to get a little deeper with some of my less played tracks, and is it often turns out, it’s those less played tracks that had captured my interest by the end of the show. I’ve always struggled to deliver flawless sets as I constantly want to hear music that I haven’t heard in awhile. In fact, many of my sets include a substantial number of tracks that I’ve never played before. So I’ve had to get really good at playing ‘on the fly’.

Speaking of my DJ style, I haven’t covered what equipment I use in a bit. I come from an all vinyl background but now use control vinyl with Serato to play mostly MP3s while maintaining the feel of vinyl. I’ve started to experiment with Seratos SP-6 sampler, but didn’t use it all during this set. I’m also looking at Traktor’s Kontrol X1 to control the new effects rack that’s built into Serato 2.0 but, again, didn’t use any effects in this mix. I use a Vestax PMC-17A at home, however this mix uses the Denon 300X mixer from the studio (which I quite like – except that it’s not a 3 channel mixer).

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dj Smiley Mike Dark & Dirty mix

XSI – Dominion
XSI – Alchemik Machines (Mad Maxx Remix)
Mad Maxx – At the End of the Rainbow
Mad Maxx with XSI – The Shamen
Electro Sun – Secret Sequence
Silicon Sound – Pure Reality (Ephedrix Remix)
Ephedrix – Far Away (DNA Remix)
Ephedrix – Evolving Moods (Chronos Mix)
Peace Maker vs. Mad Maxx – Everyone Equal
Peace Maker – Japanese Tours
Mad Maxx vs. XSI – Creeping
Talamasca – The Awakening feat. Nomad (Ephedrix Remix)

dj Smiley Mike Down Deep mix

Save the Robot – Robotz
Quadra – L.S.D. Came Falling Down
Quadra – Bless the Robot
SubConciousMind – Essenz
Disco Hooligans – Running Out of Time (Smiley Mike Live Remix)
Disco Hooligans – String Theory (Smiley Mike Live Remix)
Disco Hooligans – Steady Now
Electro Sun – On Air
Jikkenteki vs. Katapult (PAR-2) – Swamp Monster
Disco Hooligans – This is How it’s Gonna Go