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Clockwork Cupcake

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69,228 posts

249 months

Sunday 8th May
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zb said:
Right wink
Joking aside, I love that track and Emma Hewitt is a goddess.


Clockwork Cupcake

Original Poster:

69,228 posts

249 months

Sunday 8th May
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This isn't really trance but it is definitely electronic.

The lyrics are in Japanese, Russian, Latin, and English. And sung by a Russian-Japanese singer who is sadly now singing from beyond the grave. A Ghost Without a Shell if you will.



And that's me crying. Again.

zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Sunday 8th May
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Splendid CC, I'm trying to stick to the brief, it's your thread after all. However, I reckon I have 2 tunes left, before I diverge. And I'm completely unapologetic. Let's see where this lands smile


zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Sunday 8th May
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Last one, before I go off reservation.




zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Sunday 8th May
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Dipping back in to an old persona...

This track brings folk up, if you know, oh you fking know.


Regbuser

865 posts

12 months

Sunday 8th May
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_-XXXX-_

10,107 posts

182 months

Thursday 12th May
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Mid 90's was unreal for me. Oakenfold got me started. I still say this set from '99 was his best ever : -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZbdxm3ds8

I mix every week again now, the last one was a bit ropey (bit too much lager early on!) but I'm enjoying it again....

https://tinyurl.com/47cmsmyz

Condi

13,593 posts

148 months

Thursday 12th May
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I was a little young for some of this, but still managed to get most of mid 2000's stuff onwards. Oakenfold, Tiesto, AvB, ATB, Aly and Fila, John O'Callaghan, Markus Schultz, PvD, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten etc.

Not sure if anyone has posted this yet but I'm sure I've put it on here before. This youtube channel has thousands and thousands of live sets, radio shows, and essential mixes from about 1992 to the present day.

https://www.youtube.com/c/DrivingMusic


cherryowen

10,601 posts

181 months

Thursday 12th May
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_-XXXX-_ said:
Mid 90's was unreal for me. Oakenfold got me started. I still say this set from '99 was his best ever : -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZbdxm3ds8
Oakey's EM of May 2000 (posted on page 1) is - for me - without fault. The entire set is perfectly judged; a sine wave that starts with a soulful bass-driven groove that 1 hour later is full-on Goan trance, then is slowly brought to a close. Gersberms all the way.

Mind you, his EM from Cuba was also excellent:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmSeVqauUpY&t=...





Edited by cherryowen on Thursday 12th May 22:50

Condi

13,593 posts

148 months

Friday 13th May
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2gins said:
Charlotte de Witte's essential mix last year is a stand out, not really trance but utterly relentless.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4XBMNqRPRN4
Charlotte de Witte is techno, but she's very good. Helena Hauff is from the same school of musical threads.

rodericb said:
Many of the good DJ's on the late 90's and early 2000's had "progressed" into playing other stuff which I don't like. Awful twinkle twinkle little star squeaky voice stuff, glorified elevator music or awful electro rock type of stuff.
The artists are just following the money and following how people consume music these days, sadly. With the rise of streaming music has to "grab" the listener from the off, and trance simple doesn't do that. Modern audiences seem to have no time for a nice breakdown either, which is real shame as you lose the special moments in the set, the hands in the air moments, the everyone together moments. It's all about a short build up, hold and then straight in with a heavy baseline.

Nowhere has this been more evident than Above and Beyond sets. From the Oceanlab days and the first 2 A+B albums their gigs used to be really special, it really felt like the 3 on stage enjoyed it, the audience would sing along, you would have the hands in the air moments and the audience was full of people who enjoyed trance. If you go now it's not the same. The special moments no longer exist, the music is different, the crowd is different. The messages on the screen don't feel as sincere. Maybe it is progress, but it's lost what used to make them such a good live show.

Anyway, there is still good trance, and thanks to Youtube there is a record of sets, Essential Mixes and festival performances which would otherwise not exist. Paul van Dyk still does the occasional MoS night, and John O'Callaghan can still be found on the festival circuit. Just don't go and see Tiesto if you have any memory of his earlier work...

_-XXXX-_

10,107 posts

182 months

Friday 13th May
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Paul van Dyk did some great sets during lockdown & still does this every week : -

https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulvanDyk/videos

_-XXXX-_

10,107 posts

182 months

Friday 13th May
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cherryowen said:
Oakey's EM of May 2000 (posted on page 1) is - for me - without fault. The entire set is perfectly judged; a sine wave that starts with a soulful bass-driven groove that 1 hour later is full-on Goan trance, then is slowly brought to a close. Gersberms all the way.

Mind you, his EM from Cuba was also excellent:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmSeVqauUpY&t=...





Edited by cherryowen on Thursday 12th May 22:50
Cuba was another classic! In fact so many of his sets are perfect IMO, not just mixing but a full on journey. I didn't like some of the stuff he did when he first moved to the USA. It's sad to see him performing with pre recorded sets though, why?! He has more than enough skills to do it all live smile

https://www.youtube.com/c/pauloakenfold

His channel on SoundCloud is up to date.

zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Friday 13th May
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Regbuser said:
Splendid Reg, absolutely splendid. It puts me in mind of something but that's for another...weekend wink

There's some guys posting newer stuff, that I'm going to listen to and plagiarize laugh

On Charlott de witte, I don't like her, she just doesn't join the dots. Let me state up front she appears to get access to tunes before others, and there's usually 2 or 3 from her sets I'd use, she just doesn't tell stories like Garnier, or is even a selector like Vath. Furthermore, her "remix" of Age of love is a conceited abomination.

To ensure this isn't interpreted as misogyny: Deborah de luca is tremendous. As is Ellen Alien and Nina Kravitz, to name but 2.

zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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Serenity


zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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:sly grin:


zb

1,947 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th May
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Regbuser

865 posts

12 months

Saturday 14th May
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All great tracks zb, cheers smile

..time for a techno thread?

p4cks

6,254 posts

176 months

Saturday 14th May
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Was just gonna say, they don’t sound trancey but very technoy