I was back on Trancendance Sunday night with DJ Smiley Mike. After our last chat we thought it would be fun to do a Techno show, and here it is. I’ve been trying to use effects more often, though it’s probably too often this time around. I was pleased with how the programming turned out, however, since I didn’t prepare at all for this set. It was definitely fun! Maybe back to Trance next time…
Have a listen to my latest set from Soundproof’s Halloween event. It turned out alright and the party was great! Fun times with fun people. I can’t wait for the next one sometime in 2015 :)
I’m getting excited for Soundproof’s Halloween party at The Anza Club. It’s our last event of the year, unfortunately, but it’s shaping up to be a good one. I’m going to be playing last at 2:15am. If you’re in Vancouver and looking for a Halloween party, come to this one!
Even though I haven’t been listening to new tracks for a few months, I honestly can’t imagine anything supplanting Darren Porter’s “Spellbound” as my favourite track of 2013. A bit of that classic Trance sound and a lot of modern energy, but without losing the emotional side. There’s nothing like uplifting Trance :)
Here’s my latest set, recorded live during a guest mix I did on the Trancendance radio show with DJ Smiley Mike, which airs every Sunday night from 10pm-midnight on CiTR 101.9fm here in Vancouver.
This is one of the only times I’ve ever played Trance for anyone but myself. It was a lot of fun and I hope you’ll like it. Enjoy!
For those people who don’t understand the difference between Techno and Trance music, I’ve got a couple of examples here that should make it about as clear as is possible.
The differences in mood, intent, and emotion can’t possibly be more obvious in my mind. That’s not to say Techno can’t ever be happy, or emotionally uplifting, or that Trance can never be hard and dark, of course. In general, though, I think the overall atmosphere of a Trance party versus a Techno party is illustrated fairly well by these tracks.
I play almost exclusively Techno with a group called Soundproof here in Vancouver. Check out these videos from a recent event:
As far as Trance goes, I play that mostly for myself at home, or to record and listen to later. It’s still my favourite.