Episode 37 (July 2011)

Hi All,

Apologies for the lack of a blog until now.  I just wanted to get the episode up as quickly as possible last weekend and really couldn’t be arsed to write anything!

I was about to begin making comparisons between Room 1ne episodes and high speed trains but then I realised I don’t know enough about trains to do that accurately.  So, instead, it suffices to say that Episode 37 is one of those ‘hit the ground running’ episodes that I put together from time to time.  I would say that it was planned but for the fact that it wasn’t and it was purely that the high quality trance and progressive that was released during the month of July was much more plentiful than any similar quality house music.  Not to say that there aren’t also a few housey gems here to enjoy for those of you who are more that way inclined but you’ll certainly notice things jump up a notch pretty early on this month.

So what to look out for?  As always, it’s tempting to list everything, however, there are a few stand out tracks to which I think I should draw your attention.  Firstly, thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite track from Episode 36.  The Room 1ne People’s Choice was (with a bit of guidance from me) the fantastic vocal of Bertie Blackman and the wonderfully atmospheric yet groove-driven Steve May remix of her track, ‘Sky is Falling’.  From the house selection, I have to choose Thomas Gold’s remix of Adele’s ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ as a track to mention, purely as I never thought I’d consider an Adele track for Room 1ne and perhaps equally as the key to the inclusion is less the remix and more the original track!  Great stuff though and is one of a few stunning vocals in this show.  Ralphie B, aka First State and Midway, has been featured previously in Room 1ne under his aforementioned guises but he’s not released a track under this alias for what seems like a lifetime and it’s a barnstorming return for him with his remix of Armin’s & BT’s ‘These Silent Hearts’ which, as an oversight from Episode 36, had to get a look in in Episode 37 as it’s very much a journey through a few quite different vibes in a single track and an immense journey at that.  Temple One’s remix of ‘Jacinta’s Voyage‘ by ex-Royal Air Force Officer Avatar One (don’t believe me? – http://www.avatarone.com/about.html) has a wonderfully euphoric and very old school trance tinge which takes me back to the early 00s trance glory years.  What a track guys, seriously, WHAT a track.  I think I may even email him and Joe Garrett (Temple One) him and tell them actually.  But then you may well ask, “Why, Ben, is this not then the Room 1ne Track of the Month if you speak so highly of it?”  I’ll tell you shall I?  Because Hungarian trance producer Peter Bodnar or ‘Peet B’ has conjured up a moment of brilliance from relative obscurity with his, and there is no other way to describe this track, truly mood-lifting trance bomb that possesses the sort of melody that forces you to hold back a tear of joy with every listen…or at least it forces me to anyway!  Pure genius and a great way to lead into the Room 1ne Classic.  And a true classic it is in the form of what is perhaps Gabriel and Dresden’s finest work (and that is saying something – perhaps a little controversial but I’ve gone there), their remix of Sarah Mclachlan’s haunting ‘Fallen‘.

Anyway, enough from me but that, quite frankly, is how I feel.  I think it’s a pretty good selection so you must like this episode or I will be deeply, deeply hurt.

Remember, choose your favourite track of Episode 37 on the Facebook page (see the links to the right of the page) and, if you feel it is a fair representation of your feelings towards the show, like it as well!

Until next month, enjoy August and happy listening :)

Ben x


1 Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Tribeca [Subliminal]

2 Afrojack – Bangduck (Moguai Remix) [Wall Recordings]

3 Adele – Set Fire to the Rain (Thomas Gold Remix) [XL Recordings]

4 Darren Tate – The Eternal [Mondo]

5 Bertie Blackman – Sky Is Falling (Steve May Remix) [Full Tilt Recordings] Room 1ne ‘People’s Choice’ (Episode 36)

6 Headstrong feat. Stine Grove – Tears (Aurosonic Remix) [Sola Records]

7 Igor Dyachkov – Illumination [Ask 4 Records]

8 Kyau & Albert – A Night Like This [Euphonic]

9 Armin van Buuren feat. BT – These Silent Hearts (Ralphie B Remix) [Armada]

10 Protoculture feat. Shannon Hurley – Sun Gone Down [Rebrand]

11 M.I.K.E. & Ben Nicky – Spring Break (M.I.K.E.’s Progressive ReTake) [AVA]

12 Ronski Speed & Cressida – Glueck [Euphonic]

13 Avatar One – Jacinta’s Voyage (Temple One Remix) [Solar Swarm]

14 Dash Berlin feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Better Half of Me (Club Mix) [Aropa]

15 Kamil Esten – Until the End (Luca Lombardi Remix) [Neuroscience]

16 Triple A – Winter Stayed (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix) [Armind]

17 Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan – We Control the Sunlight (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix) [Future Sound of Egypt]

18 Mike Shiver & Matias Lehtola – Slacker (Bjorn Akesson Remix) [A State of Trance]

19 Solis – True to Me (Suncatcher Remix) [Infrasonic]

20 Peet B – Untouched Beauty [Unearthed] Room 1ne Track of the Month

21 Sarah Mclachlan – Fallen (Gabriel & Dresden’s Anti Gravity Mix) Room 1ne Classic

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