The 2010 Year Mix

Well, what can I say?  This is 2010, Room 1ne Style!  That sounds like some sort of crap tagline but in fact there is sense behind it.  So many radio shows and, in particular, year mixes or ‘best of’ shows include the really obvious choices and I really had to resist the urge to just throw in what I felt was a general representation of what’s been big this year.

This isn’t to say that certain tracks that have been left out were not worthy of a place, more that I think we’d all be deprived a chance to hear some of the better tracks of 2010 again if I followed the strict formula of ‘most radio plays = inclusion in the year mix.’

Anyway, it’s been a fantastic year for dance music this year, genuinely.  It’s been awesome to get Room 1ne back up and running with a real vengeance this year and it has been hugely facilitated by the fact that the EDM (‘electronic dance music’ for those who have or have had lives away from internet forums) world has been saturated with some incredible house, progressive and trance music this year.  The new, more down-tempo electro trance sound continues to, somewhat parasitically, encroach onto the scene but, unlike a parasite, brings an awful lot to the table, if only its illumination of the fact that we must never lose the euphoric and banging side of trance music.  Thank heavens, therefore, for the likes of Suncatcher, Temple One, Aly & Fila, Ferry Tayle, Activa, Jorn van Deynhoven, Daniel Kandi, Vast Vision, Einar K and Giuseppe Ottaviani, to name a few, who continue to fly the trance flag as it should be flown.

The scene in general though continues to have great diversity and, as long as the trance ecosystem can stay as biodiverse as it currently is, I think the musical environment is looking pretty prosperous.  Throwing in the odd hint of electro house and deep progressive keeps one honest and there is, indeed, an awful lot to be said for spending hours scouring the web for new tracks, even if in sometimes unusual (but all legal!) places, in order to find hidden gems off the beaten track.

Room 1ne, essentially, is a trance show and the 2010 year mix represents this I think.  However, I will continue to endeavour to keep the scope for inclusion as wide as possible as, fundamentally, people should be free to make their own choices regarding what they like and, particularly as I feel some of you marvelous listeners may not profess a love for progressive or trance as a first choice (house maybe more so), if I can facilitate more awareness and choice then I will!

Enough of this.  I have absolutely loved putting together this 4 hour year mix and the content is stunning.  I’ve really tried to include big tracks as much as possible with a real absence of any fillers (as there just would never have been enough time otherwise) so hopefully you’ll come out of this weak-kneed!

Thanks again to everyone who posted their requests for this show.  It was great reading all of the feedback and talking trance with some of you so let’s continue to do that.  Feedback is always welcome even if it’s about what I could do better.

A big thank you to Ally and Dougie in particular for your unwavering support this year and, more recently. to Phil as well for technical advice and general trance chat.  Cheers guys!

I hope to see you all very soon, Room 1ne family, and I hope you have a fantastic new year!  May I suggest you get Room 1ne on an ipod and take it to your respective house parties or after parties :)

Until 2011!

Big love, Ben x


1 Chicane – Titles [Giants]

2 Above & Beyond vs Kyau & Albert – Anphonic (Arty Remix) [Anjunabeats]

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

4 Dennis de Laat – Sound of Violence (Main Mix) [Spinnin]

5 Moguai – Oyster (Michael Woods Remix) [Mau5trap Recordings]

6 Gaia – Aisha (Ørjan Nilsen Remix) [Armind]

7 Orjan Nilsen – Lovers Lane (Original Mix) [Armind]

8 Miguel Bosé – Por ti (Above & Beyond Remix) [Warner Music]

9 Marco V feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Coming Back (Nic Chagall Remix) [In Charge Recordings]

10 Sneijder feat. Elsa Hill – We Are Living (Lost Mix) [Monster Digital]

11 Anton Firtich feat. Victoria Mazze – Meant To Be Free (Robert Burian Remix) [Coldharbour Recordings]

12 Stoneface & Terminal – Don’t Give A Fuck (Vocal Mix) [Euphonic]

13 Trilucid – Departures (Skytech Remix) [Infrasonic Recordings]

14 Marcus Schossow & Reeves feat. Emma Hewitt – Light (Mike Shiver’s Garden State Mix)[Tone Diary]

15 Amurai feat. Rough Duchess – Infinity [Premier]

16 Eide & Andréz – Forget Me (Adymus Remix) [Enhanced Recordings]

17 Who.Is – We.Are [Anjunabeats]

18 Mark Pledger feat. Melinda Gareh – Time Stands Still (DJ Eco Remix) [Solaris]

19 David West feat. Andreas Hermansson – Larry Mountains 54 (Juventa Remix) [Anjunabeats]

20 Nitrous Oxide feat. Aneym – Far Away (Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]

21 Glenn Morrison feat. Cathy Burton – Symptoms of a Stranger (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix)[Morrison Recordings]

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

23 Paul van Dyk feat. Johnny McDaid – We Are One (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix) [Vandit]

24 Soundlift – Live From Above (Einar K Remix) [Blue Soho Recordings]

25 Phillip Alpha & Daniel Kandi – Sticks & Stones [Enhanced Recordings]

26 Vast Vision – Behind Your Smile (Suncatcher Remix) [Enhanced Recordings]

27 The Flyers & Mike Sonar – Cherry Avenue (Ferry Tayle & Stephan R. Remix) [Infrasonic Recordings]

28 Solarstone – The Calling (RAM Remix) [Lost Language]

29 Marcel Woods – Tomorrow [High Contrast]

30 Rafaël Frost – Flashback (Original Mix) [Enhanced Recordings]

31 Dark Matter – Absolut (BK Remix) [40 Degrees Records]

32 Jorn van Deynhoven & Manuel Le Saux – Nardo (Jorn van Deynhoven Mix) [A State of Trance]

33 Activa – The One You Need (Sonic Element Remix) [Vandit]

34 Aly & Fila – Listening (Philippe El Sisi Remix) [Future Sound of Egypt]

35 Sly One vs Jurrane – Everything To Me (Original Mix) [Discover]

36 Vast Vision & Ram – Sandwriting (Original Mix) [Fraction Records]

37 Tim Preijers pres. Sense of Shiver feat. Boom – Offshore (Temple One’s Ocean View Remix)[Enhanced Recordings]

38 SoundLift – Nakthi (Ferry Tayle and Stephan R pres. Mirage Remix) [Blue Soho Recordings]

39 Armin van Buuren & Sophie Ellis Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) [Armind]

40 Hoyaa – Rising Star [Aropa Records]

41 Roger Shah feat. Nadja Nooijen – Over & Over (Ferry Tayle ‘E-Motion’ Remix) [Enhanced Recordings]

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