Episode 19




Room 1ne Sessions is back for its 19th episode, unaffected by volcanic dust.  In fact, what better way to provide a rest for your ears from the constant whining of people interviewed by the media who were stuck abroad for an extra day or so.  My heart bleeds for you.


This episode takes a step back from episode 18’s more poundig vibe to try and incorporate a more summery, progressive sound.  Who better then Paul Keeley to provide some of that refreshing, melodic flavour first-up with ‘Disco Belle’ a fantastic track and my pick of the Anjunadeep 02 compilationreleased a couple of moths ago.  Jaytech has been around for a few years now and has firmly cemented himself as widely respected producer but I was never entirely taken with everything he created.  Seeing him play at Ministry and completely blow Above & Beyond away a couple of weeks ago, not usually an easy thing to do, has somewhat changed my mind about his stuff and I had to include ‘Ozone’, incidentally another stand-out track from Anjunadeep 02.


A quick shift up a gear sees Aurosonic do another number on one of Matt Darey’s Urban Astronauts tracks, ‘Black Flowers’, in what is becoming a more than effective combination and is now in danger of having to appear on every release henceforth!  ‘Safe’ from Velvetine, aka Myon & Shane 54, is a track that’s been big since it’s inclusion in Anjunabeats Vol. 7 last autumn and has done the rounds but I thought it was time to include the original in an episode, particularly after its apparent disappearance in light of the also excellent Rank 1 mix.  Never forget a good original I say.  Sasha Virus debut’s on Room 1ne comes on the remix of Andy Tau’s ‘Static’ and is a big favourite of mine at the moment as is the new one from the Blizzard, this time in association with Omnia, who provide a long awaited remedy for those of us who have fallen for their bouncy and melodic sound that has worked so well in the past.


Then it’s trance time and before I even realised it I was smashing it with Sebastien Brandt’s stunningly deep yet powerful 2010 remix of Signum’s reworked classic, ‘First Strike’.  The back story to this is that Menno de Jong used it to single-handedly render the entire main room at Sankey’s as close to a trance mosh pit as you could imagine without it ever actually excisting (please god no!).  Sebastian Brandt then follows up a remix with his own production, the theme for Armin’s ASOT 450 special which, unsurprisingly, is called ‘450’.  Perhaps my favurite track of the show is Temple One’s (Joe Garrett) spine-tingling remix of ‘Offshore’ by Tim Priejers under his Sense of Shiver guize feat. Boom and we finish with two tracks in a row from my favourite producer of the last few months, Suncatcher.  Spring Break in particular, I hope, finds you driving with the window down and the sun out, chilling in your garden or on holiday on the beach as this, for me, is tantamount to the clocks going forward.


Anyway, listen, enjoy, wear loose fitting clothes and never make the mistake of wearing a single shirt to work in hot weather when you’re ‘a sweater’.


Take care, Ben :)



1 Paul Keeley – Disco Belle (Dub Mix) [Anjunadeep]

2 Alex Pich – Tinctures (Arty Remix) [Perceptive Deep]

3 Jaytech – Ozone (Original) [Anjunadeep]

4 Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts – Black Flowers (Aurosonic Remix) [Nocturnal Global]

5 Velvetine – Safe (Original) [Anjunabeats]

6 Andy Tau – Static (Sasha Virus Remix) [Alter Ego Records]

7 The Blizzard & Omnia – Metanoia (Original Club Mix) [Soundpiercing]

8 Einar K – Schiphol (Original) [Agenda Music]

9 Mark Sherry vs Dr Willis – Seismic (Tempo Giusto Remix) [Detox]

10 Signum – First Strike 2010 (Sebastian Brandt Remix) [Armada Digital]

11 Sebastian Brandt – 450 (Original) [A State of Trance]

12 Tim Preijers pres. Sense of Shiver feat. Boom – Offshore (Temple One Remix) [Enhanced Recordings]

13 Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Faith – Angel (Vandit Night Mix) [Vandit]

14 Suncatcher – Shoreline (Original) [Perceptive Recordings]

15 Suncatcher – Spring Break (Original) [Perceptive Recordings]

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