Episode 14

I was rooting around in my wardrobe the other day and I found my prog trousers.  Being something I hadn’t worn in a while, I decided to stick ’em on and low and behold this head-noddingly groovy mix materialised!

I felt the last few episodes, shorter as they now are, had erred much more towards the banging stuff and thus I decided that, in addition to the fact there is some very cool house and prog around at the moment, I would give the deeper stuff a chance to do the talking for episode 14.  And I very much like what it has had to say!

Look out for the new Steve Angello track which grows on me with every listen chunky and brilliant in its simplicity, the bouncy and brilliant Mazanga, the beautiful See the Sun (a favourite almost universally at the moment) and, my personal favourite of the show, Beat Service’s Perry O’Neil-esque (if anyone remembers him from the old-school Anjunabeats B-sides amonst other places) Back of Beyond.  I thought to finish the mix on a more mysterious and trippy progressive number was something of a masterstroke and it was inspired by the legendary Mixmag cover-mount CD by Above & Beyond, ‘laser-kissed trance’, which sported the deep yet intense drum-mastery of Roland Klinkenberg’s Monday Groove (youtube it if you’ve not heard it it’s well worth a listen).

Anyway, now I’ve satisfied the blogger in me just crack on with the podcast!  I dunno how you all will prefer to listen to a mix of this vibe but I would suggest getting in an armchair, grabbing a lager beer (or similar), lowering the lights and cranking it up!  Relaxing yet electrifying.

Enjoy :)

Ben

Tracklist

1 Steve Angello – Tivoli [Defected]

2 The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell & Dirty South Remix)

3 Solid Snake – Mazanga [Iboga Records]

4 Mikas – Temperamental (Nano Mechanic Remix) [Progressive Grooves Records]

5 Serge Devant feat. Hadley – Addicted (Club Mix) [Ultra Records]

6 Espen Gulbrandsen vs Julian Vincent feat. Maria Nayler – Perfect Sky (Max Graham Remix) [S107 Recordings]

7 Matt darey pres. Urban Astronauts – See the Sun (Aurosonic Remix) [Nocturnal Global]

8 Haris C feat. Anthya – Tonight [Factual Records]

9 Beat Service – Back of Beyond [Coldharbour Red Recordings]

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