Episode 16

Happy days! I’ve just finished yet another episode of the now musical institution that is Room 1ne Sessions. This is indeed the first episode with both the numbers 1 and 6 in. It’s bound to be good in that case as I think those are widely regarded as the best numbers.

Well, what can I say this about this offering other than it’s probably one of my favourite shows I’ve ever put together, particularly as I feel for the first time in a long time I’ve managed to capture the full spectrum of what I love and that is, of course, the aim! There’s nothing more enjoyable than an evening set aside for what I call the ‘house foray’, i.e. a frantic search for house music to balance the trance and progressive that naturally diffuses into my iTunes between episodes. To stick with the biological comparison, I certainly aquire my house music more via active transport.

So what should I suggest you, the keen listener, look out for this time round? A good question for sure. The opening ‘Haciendo Musica’ is clearly a highlight as it captures a balearic mood I seldom embrace that gives hope to those of us suffering from Februaryitis and, having enlisted the services of David Jones, provides plenty of bounce to kick things off. I struggled between the original and Ryan Mullins mixes of Shiloh’s (who I’ve featured a fair bit in the much older episodes) ‘Run Away’. Basically both are ace and I strongly recommend the former as well, it was just a little deep for this show on reflection. Following that is the fantasticly mesmeric Heyaah from two legends, Dave Seaman and Josh Gabriel, a track I managed to overlook from last autumn and decided had to get a spot. I defy you not to have that ‘Hey, hey, heyaah, heyaah’ going round in your head after listening to it a few times! And Solarity have finally produced an Anjunadeep track that sits properly with me, the bassline in ‘Diophantine’ being something to behold. Keep your ears pinned…

…I’m more or less mentioning everything aren’t I?!…

…The original mix of Crayons & Peder G’s ‘There you go’ captures that Michael Cassette feel you may know from earlier shows and I felt it deserved an equal footing through exposure here in the face of the general success of the Crayons remix. Then we get serious, Leah and Jonathan Mendelsohn providing epic vocals on ‘You can have it all’ and ‘Coming back’ respectively, the latter perhaps taking the mantle of my tune of the moment right now courtesy of Nic Chagall’s ‘This moment’-esque (for those who know it) treatment. M.I.K.E. (also known as ‘Push’ and in this case ‘Plastic Boy’) is back to his best after floundering in trance limbo for a while with the euphoric yet suprisingly chunky ‘Chocolate infusion’, the drop in which is something very special indeed! Stoneface & Terminal must be in as many of my shows as possible and they provide comfortably the best remix of a very large package of ‘Out of the blue’ updates and the massive melodies continue to play us out for the final 4 tracks, Suncatcher’s ‘Wildflowers’ and Cold Blue’s Anjunabeats Vol. 7-ender ‘Downhill’ providing perhaps the spiciest meatballs of the trance tagliatelle.

Bottom line, I’ve tried to get in something for everyone and I hope it works for you!

Many thanks as always for listening and especially to those of you honourable enough to wade through my verbal bullrushes as well!

Enjoy the episode :)

Ben

Tracklist

1 Mark Reeve – Haciendo Musica (David Jones Remix) [Starlight Music]

2 Shiloh – Run Away (Ryan Mullin Remix) [Baroque]

3 Josh Gabriel & Dave Seaman – Heyaah (Original Mix) [Different Pieces]

4 D-Force – Free (Allex Remix) [D-Force Records]

5 Solarity – Diophantine (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]

6 Crayons & Peder G – There You Go (Original Mix) [Electronic Elements]

7 Mike Shiver & Aruna – Everywhere You Are (Timo Juuti Remix) [Anjunabeats]

8 Zoo Brazil feat. Leah – You Can Have It All (George Acosta Remix) [Magik Muzik]

9 Alexander Popov – Metropolis (Original Mix) [AVA Blue]

10 Marco V feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Coming Back (Nich Chagall Remix) [In Charge]

11 Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Kiss Me Here (Original Mix) [Spundae]

12 M.I.K.E. pres. Plastic Boy – Chocolate Infusion (Original Mix) [Captivating Sounds]

13 System F – Out of the Blue (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) [Premier]

14 Suncatcher – Wildflowers (Original Mix) [Enhanced]

15 Estiva & Temple One – November Lovely (Temple One Mix) [Enhanced]

16 Simon Patterson – Miss You (Original Mix) [Reset]

17 Cold Blue – Downhill (Original MIx) [Anjunabeats]

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