I promised a trance DJ-set next :). Let me take you back to a time when music was mostly on vinyl. And very local. My cousin Bjorn would buy loads and loads of vinyls every week, somewhere around 20 years ago. These songs represent that time, when trance music was very melodically breaky and ‘floaty’.
Last month, I visited the dancefair at Utrecht to get a bit of a grasp of what’s going on in the industry. It was a bit overwhelming. Apparently there’s many ‘onion layers‘ behind any artist :). Labels, promoters, laws … .
But, I was especially there to get a feeling for hardware and software. Eventually I decided to go for Bitwig studio as the DAW to start with. I also bought a little midi controller that integrates nicely with it: Nektar Impact LX25+. But a week later, I discovered that TouchOSC works with Bitwig. And even better: Open Stage Control. Open Stage Control is such a nice software project. Open source, web based, running on all major operating systems. It kept me hooked for a few weeks as I designed my own template. I’m pretty happy with the result. It’s available for free of course, check out the video below for more information.
I’m very excited to share with you my first public mix ever! There’s something for everyone. Progressive, tech, minimal. It’s mostly recent tracks as well, not to bounce you off into a trance like state immediately :).
This is not a joke to me, I’d really love to spend more time mixing great tracks like these together and see the happy smiles on people’s faces dancing to it!