The Seasons | Trance / Progressive House
Summary: Each Season brings forth a new mix of trance and progressive house music from the past and present. The Seasons Mixes blend new records with old classics, as well as personal edits and rare white labels I have collected over the years. I find myself re-listening most to the mixes that take me on a journey each time I press play. My goal for these mixes is to create a smooth flowing soundtrack that reflects the changes in the seasons and to create unique listening experiences for different moods and times. Art is another passion of mine, with photography as my favorite visual creative canvas. The mixes feature various photographs I have taken over the years, as well as fellow artist’s photographs that have inspired me along the way. Thanks for listening - Matt Crofford
Springtime is here with longer days and outdoor journeys in the sun. Its been a great 2014 so far and I've started working on a couple new remixes and originals. I've been spending a ton of time working on sound design and am aiming at creating a soundset for a couple soft synths I use frequently in my productions. This mix stars off with an inspirational favorite of mine by Michael Cassette I have listened to hundreds of times. Was having fun with some acapellas and added some various vocal parts to a couple of the records in this mix. The photo was taken on a recent trip to beautiful Lake Arrowhead here in Southern California. Hope your 2014 has been great so far and hope this mix adds to more fun times and positive reflections and inspiration. I really appreciate the comments, favorites, and shares! Keep it grooving! Michael Cassette - Shadows Movement - One of my all time favorites and a record that ALWAYS inspires me - simply amazing. Justin Oh & Jonny Rose - City Lights - one of my favorite records in the last year - I love the tempo and and bouncing baseline with the vocals - so nice! Pryda - Lycka - always a huge Prydz fan and this record perfectly exemplifies his melodic style, many awesome melodies! Schodt - You're Brighter Than The Sun - big fan of Schodt and wanted to include a record off his new artist album which is fantastic Fon.Leman - Constant Religion (Aerofeel5 Remix) - great progressive house vibes with some really nice synths and bass Lolo - Why - a classic record I have played many times and always enjoy the progressive flow - I blended in some Nina S vocals on top Matt Crofford - Untitled - a new record I am working on and about 90% done with - very melodic with some unique Jupiter Synth lines in the middle - let me know what you think! BG & Kikis Vs. Schodt - Voices Fly (Matt Crofford Mash) - A mashup of some great tracks from last year, really been enjoying this one lately and wanted to include it in the mix. James Woods - Here Comes The Light - a very nice progressive house record from James Woods - I added some Ellie G vocals on top Eric Prydz - Liberate - wow such a great record, just a great way to end the mix - this record really pumps me up and brings a great feeling! Hope you enjoy the mix :) Jam on - Matt
I've had a great summer so far and have started working on a lot of new music and remixes. This mix came together really nicely, as I always enjoy crafting the summer mix and finding the upbeat tunes that bring the melodic good vibes and emotion. One of my highlights this summer was camping on San Clemente Beach and jamming tunes right on the beach into the night. The photo for this summer mix was taken right as the sun was setting during one of the days when we were all jamming out. Hope your summer is going well and I hope this mix adds some nice vibes to your day. Thanks again for all the kind reviews and support - very much appreciated! Pryda / Dinka / Tatana - Melo Asylum Sun (Matt Crofford Mash) - Some of my favorite prog house tracks all mashed together to start the mix with a nice, feel-good groove - summertime! Silence Groove - Hanging In The Air - one of my favorites from the latest ISOS series - really nice production - liking the middle breaks BT feat Matt Hales - Surrounded (Matt Crofford Remix) - a remix I made recently for the BT remix contest - I was really happy with the way this mix turned out and I really, really enjoyed working with the awesome Matt Hales Vocal parts - let me know whatcha think! Talamanca - Talamanca Beach (James Woods Remix) - really been enjoying Talamanca and James Wood's music lately and featured two of their productions on this mix - outstanding progressive house - perfect vibes for summer! Cary Brothers - Ride (Tiesto Remix) - ahhh yes, a classic from 2008 - I saw Tiesto play at Bonnaroo that year and this had to be one of my favorites from back then, always wanted to use this in a seasons mix and the summer mix felt like a great time - classic jam, love the acoustic guitar and vocals Adiva feat Vicki Fee - How Does It Feel - another older favorite which I still listen to a lot - just a great production all around Fawn & Digital Sixable - Solitude (G-Tek Remix) - been grooving to this jam lately and I liked the way it mixed up the podcast with a unique baseline and vocal chops James Woods & Talamanca - Arrival - another outstanding prog house tune by Talamanca and James Woods - really like the clean production and groovin melody - these guys are making some great music! Coldplay - Life In Technicolor (Matt Crofford Remix) - one of the first remixes I ever made back in the day on Logic Pro 7 (5 years ago..) - I have really received some amazing positive feedback from this remix over the years and really appreciate the kind words and positive vibes!! Hope you enjoy the mix - have a great rest of the summer! Jam on, Matt
Hard to believe I started these podcast mixes 4 years ago with Spring 2009 - time flies! This Spring mix was a lot of fun working on, as it brought back some great old memories and it was really exciting to blend together some new mashups with some older classics and recent favorites. I have tons of new music projects started this year I just need to finalize a lot of them and then will share soon! This mix really captures the sound I enjoy listening to and I hope it will fit nicely in with your 2013 journey. I took the photo for this mix while backpacking in the mountains in Southern California as the sun was setting. Hope you enjoy the mix, let me know whatcha think - always appreciate the comments and favorites, keep it groovin! Matt Claes Rosen (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix) Vs. Salt Tank - Eugina Starlight (Matt Crofford Mash) - Starlight was one of my favorite tracks of 2012 and Eugina is an all time classic which brings back sooo many memories.. Blood Groove and Kikis did an amazing job with their remix - silkly smooth vibes. I am thrilled with the way this mashup turned out as it takes two outstanding records and blends another way to enjoy them and was the perfect opener for this Spring Mix - let me know what you think about it! A.M.R feat. Ai Takekawa - Beyond The Moon (Pierre in the Air Remix) - really amazing record with emotional melody and an amazing vocal, been listening to this one a lot lately! Chris Lake feat. Emma Hewitt - Carry Me Away - another one of my all time favorites and a record I have listened to soooo many times for inspiration, this will always be a classic record and I have always wanted to play it on a seasons mix - it fit perfectly with the vibe of this Spring Mix Dan & Sam feat. Maxx Hennard - Walls - these guys are making some of the best new music right now and I have been waiting to play this on a seasons podcast for months - one of the best new records I have heard - really just an unreal piece of music all together from the production to the vocal to the feel good melody Deadmau5 Vs. Soulforge (Luiz B Remix) - Jaded Destiny (Matt Crofford Mash) - Jaded is another record I have listened to countless times for inspiration and one I always wanted to play on the podcast - Luiz B's remix of "It Was Destiny" is another outstanding record and these two blended so well together Talamanca - Ocean Drive - really been enjoying Talamanca's tunes and this record perfectly encapsulates feel good progressive house - love it Shiftone - Thai Spa (Schodt Remix) - Silk recently released a catalogue of Schodt's music and this was yet another awesome breaks track he remixed - great melodies and excellent production as always Shingo Nakamura - Perception - Shingo continues to make emotional and groovy prog beats with his signature piano lines - great sounding record BT - Skylarking - BT continues to make some of the best music out there and this track is truly an amazing journey! Hope you enjoyed the mix!!
So far its been a sunny winter here in San Diego with good vibes about 2013. Early in January I felt a lot of inspiration and spent a week mixing three mashups for my dj sets. I've also spent some time finishing up some old remixes and should be posting those soon as well. The photo for this mix was taken in Lake Arrowhead in the Southern California mountains with some snow on the ground. I took the photo through my amber shade sunglasses to give it a unique darker filter and feel. Hope your winter season is going well and I hope this mix adds nicely to your 2013! Thanks for checking it out, comments and reviews are very much appreciated! - Matt Blood Groove & Kikis - Voices Vs. Schodt feat Aida Fenhel - Fly Into The Night - (Matt Crofford Mash) These are some of my favorite current producers and it was really fun mixing these two tracks together to create another new variation. Outstanding vocal and love the complimentary melodies of both records. Schodt - You and Me (Sunn Jellie Remix) - (Cassette Killers Human Memories Matt Crofford Mash) I always wanted to use some Killers Vocals on a mashup and they fit perfectly with the vibe of this mix. Always loved the Michael Cassette Memories record and it again fit nicely right over this melodic Schodt record. Sunn Jellies bass lines are awesome as well. Shingo Nakamura - Whither (Shawn Mitiska Remix) Shingo continues to produce outstanding records and I really like this remix by Mitiska with the clean production and groovy melody. Dan & Sam - Breaking the Illusion These guys are really making some amazing music - really excited for their release of "walls" as well. Really nice, melodic music with a feel good vibe - outstanding record Simon Patterson - Different Feeling Vs. DJ Hooligan - Hear You Now (Grand Chillas Mix) - (Matt Crofford Mash) Different Feeling is such an amazing track and one of my favs that always brings good vibes. The Hear You Now vocal worked really well on top of the mix, as I again always wanted to use it as a mashup as it brings back good old memories Shawn Mitiska feat Hannah Ray - Salt Really nice overall production by Shawn Mitiska and a great vocal by Hannah. Enjoyed the breaks and the melodic synths Shingo Nakamura - Behind the Sunset Another outstanding Shingo record with clean production and silky smooth melodies - very nicely done Mike Hennessy - Alice (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix) Really smooth progressive house record with clean production and smooth melodic vibes Mike Shiver - On the Surface (Alex M.O.R.P.H Remix) A definite classic in my book, I have listened to this record many times and always am amazed by the melodies and euphoric feeling - a great way to end the mix Hope you enjoy the music!
I have been very inspired by some amazing melodic progressive breaks recently and wanted to open with an outstanding tune by Roald Velden. This Fall mix takes us on a deeper journey filled with some emotional melodies and euphoric beats. Melodic progressive breakbeats have been inspiring me lately and there are some really unique tunes on this mix by some very innovative producers. My friend RJ took the photo for this mix in Breckenridge, Colorado at around 10,000 feet at a great spot to see summer turn to fall. I hope you enjoy the melodic beats and find inspiration in this Fall Mix. Thanks for tuning in! - Matt Roald Velden - On a Rainy Day - This guy makes amazing music and this song is truly a work of art - check out his drum and bass tune "With you by my side" - really amazing work! Sugar, Eva Kade & Evil T - All Around (Gregory Esayan Remix) - Outstanding record and great remix by Gregory, love the beats and the powerful melody Solarstone, Aly & Fila - Fireisland - always a fan of Solarstone, classic melodies and sound - really nicely done Gregory Esayan & Losing Rays - When You Love - been listening to this all summer, such a feel good record - really like the smooth vocal work Jacob Henry - Hopeful Romantic (Schodt Remix) - really blown away by these beats and melodies, one of my favs lately for sure LoLo - Why? - a nice smooth progressive classic from back in 2004 Matt Crofford - Untitled - something I recently started working on and wanted to include in this mix as it fit the vibe I was going for. I was experimenting with some classic synths, thick reverb, and delay and this is what came from the jam Suspect 44 - Thoughts Uncovered - really like the piano part and all the variations throughout this record - awesome drum work as well Martin Graff - World Has Changed (Blugazer Remix) - excellent vocal atmosphere and great positive vibes Ascension - Someone - A classic I have always wanted to include on a Seasons Mix, and it fits nicely in this mix with the fall vibe... brings back many memories!!
Its been a busy summer filled with good times and good tunes. This summer seasons mix takes us on a melodic journey through some progressive and classic house, ending with some upbeat trance. The photo of this mix comes from a buddy who lives up in Hermosa Beach, California. I have always had great summer visits up there and this photo he took captures the allure of a calming Hermosa sunset. Sit back and enjoy the smooth beats of summer... Pryda - Agag (B-Rad's Better Place Dub) - Ever since I heard the original years ago on Prydz essential mix I couldn't wait for the release. The Pryda album recently came out and is amazing - filled with a nice variety of classics. B-Rad's mix is just as good as the original with a great upbeat house vibe, such a great feel good mix and a perfect way to start off the summer feeling! Claes Rosen - Starlight - Really digging Claes Rosen's music, some amazing tunes and remixes by him (check out his "women in love remix"). This song has been my summer groove for the past couple of months, absolutely amazing song!! Fresh Produce - Solid Ground (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix) - perfect summer house jam, BG & K have been producing some amazing remixes and this is my fav remix they have done. Fawn & Jake Benson - Come Back - those of you who remember last summer's mix will remember the Passenger 10 remix that opened the 2011 seasons mix. I always really enjoyed the original mix as well and wanted to include on this mix to bring back good memories from last summer. Evren Furtuna - Circles (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix) - another amazing house record and vocal remixed by BG & K. I have really been enjoying this as well this summer and it fit perfectly in the house feel I was going for with this mix. Alexander Popov - Vapour Trails (Shingo Nakamura Remix) - a great song by Alex Popov with an excellent remix by Shingo giving it that beautiful signature mellow piano vibe. Kamaya Painters - Summerbreeze - a Tiesto classic from ISOS #2! I am a big fan of the classic in search of sunrise series and always enjoyed these early trance classics such as summerbreeze. It fit perfectly in the mix and brought back some great memories Will Holland (feat Jeza) - Every Heartbeat - I heard this earlier this year and thought it was one of the best vocal mellow trance records of this year. Really nice job by Will Holland and vocalist Jeza - great record Alpha 9 - Bliss (Club Mix) - an upbeat trancer to end the summer mix, this is an older track from Arty from his Alpha 9 alias. His other Alpha 9 track "come home" has always been one of my favs over the last couple of years. Hope you enjoyed the mix, have a great rest of the summer! Matt *Photo Credit - Ryan Urgento
Spring time is here and the musical inspiration has been flowing with some deep progressive sounds. I have been listening to progressive breaks a lot lately and really getting into some nice, euphoric beats such as Schodt's Heatwave on this mix. I have been working on a couple new remixes to share and this mix opens with a classic Sigur Rós song that brings back good memories. My good friend Chris took the photo I used for this Spring Mix, while he was camping in Big Sur, California. He was also the first person who told me about Sigur Rós so it seems fitting his photo is the cover of this mix. Hope you enjoy this Spring Mix, comments are very much appreciated! Journey along... Sigur Rós - Saeglópur (Matt Crofford Remix) - I first heard Hoppipolla by Sigur Rós and was blown away. The band has a very unique soundscape and many beautiful songs. I always wanted to remix one of their songs and so a couple weeks ago I felt the inspiration while listening and started working on this remix. It has a downtempo, smooth and organic feel - perfect for an intro, let me know what you think! Aleksey Yakovlev & Kristoffer Ljungberg - Reverie - part one. Really, really enjoy this melody and sound, so much so that I included two mixes of it on this mix! I slightly mixed in the deep mix over the break, as each mixes compliments each other so well Mango, Aeron Aether & Civil Servants - Searching for a Memory (Sundriver Remix) - I have been listening to a lot music from the Silk Royal label and am really impressed with all their high quality releases including this one, very soothing! Really like Sundriver's remixes, always does a great job Schodt - Heatwave - probably my favorite track on this mix, this is such an amazing piece of music by Schodt, wow. Love the melody and the euphoric feelings with this - outstanding! Terry Da Libra - Enchanted Waters - really liking Terry Da Libra's sound and style, this is a great record by him, excellent production Vengaboys - Paradise - this classic brings me back, love it. This beauty was made in 1998!! Aleksey Yakovlev & Kristoffer Ljungberg - Reverie (Hazem Beltagui's Deep Mix) - part two. Amazing synth sounds and melody, awesome! The groove is super nice as well Cressida - 6AM (Kyau & Albert Remix) - bringing me back to 2008. So much great music that year, this is one of my favorites, what a great production and melody Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange (feat Kerry Leva) - In and Out of Phase - these guys really know what they are doing with sound design and this is an outstanding production with an awesome melody and soothing vocal Hope you enjoyed the mix, Thanks for checking it out!
This Seasons Winter Mix builds slowly with calming piano and journeys into some melodic progressive house and trance. In late 2011, I went to visit some good friends up in Portland Oregon and had a great time exploring the outdoors and the city. My good buddy and his girlfriend recently took the photo I used for this podcast while they were hiking around Mt. Hood (Oregon) and came upon an Icy waterfall with frozen splashes and water spots. Hope your 2012 is off to a great start and I hope this mix fits in well with the rest of your winter season. Comments are much appreciated, hope you enjoy the mix, thanks for checking it out! Kazusa & Shingo Nakamura - Dice - heard this record earlier in 2011 and always enjoyed it, very smooth piano and calming synths fill this progressive gem. I added a little acoustic guitar on the outro to compliment the melody BT - A Million Stars (Jason Van Wyk Remix) - An excellent record from BT with a great vocal from Kirsty Hawkshaw. There are some other great mixes, but my favorite is the Jason Van Wyk remix, outstanding job! Matt Crofford - Neptune - A new planets record that I am working on that I wanted to get on this winter mix. I've been trying some new techniques with recording guitar and wrote and doubled guitar parts throughout BT - Mercury & Solace (BT 12" Mastermix) - one of the all time classics and one of my favorite records ever. I like to add a classic record to each seasons mix and Mercury & Solace fit perfectly in this winter vibe. This record brings back so many good memories and is another brilliant record by the legendary BT Blend & EcueD - Hot Air Balloons - heard this on soundcloud one day browsing new records and was really digging the sound and smooth vibes of this original record - really nice melodic progressive music Yuri Kane - Right Back - always wanted to play this in one of the seasons podcasts and it felt perfect on this mix. Yuri Kane has some amazing songs, this one is great, really like what he did with the vocals Kobana & Mario Hatchet - Weekend Memories (Terry Da Libra Remix) - really like Terry Da Libra's sound and this is an excellent remix with top notch production of a great track and melody Matt Bukovski - Lucid Dreams (Ost & Meyer Remix) - awesome trance record, very melodic with the classic trance sound Gabriel Batz - Breezes - Amazing energetic beats and melody, always gets me groovin - been listening to this a lot!
This Fall seasons mix starts out with a super smooth house feel and transitions to some upbeat house then ends with some classic trance. I've been working on a lot of new music lately and am excited to include one of the new planets records I'm working on - Pluto. The photo for this Fall season was taken up on a mountain on a backpacking trip down here in Southern California after a long day of hiking. Hope the Fall treats you well and hope this mix adds to more good times! Thanks for listening Enjoy Matt Shingo Nakamura & Kazusa - Move On (Loquai Remix) - my favorite mix of this soothing song - this mix has a great classic prog house feel with simplicity and groove. I added some acoustic guitar chords during the break and jammed some riffs on top Luiz B - Hidden Beauty - feel good melody and a smooth piano part - Luiz B has been making some outstanding music Above & Beyond feat Richard Bedford - Thing Called Love (Mat Zo Remix) - Such a great remix of a really powerful vocal - Mat Zo's production techniques are fun to listen to - one of my favorites this year Michael Cassette - Pangaea (Envotion Remix) - MC continues to make fun records with classic tones and top notch production Jaytech - New Vibe - really been enjoying this jam by Jaytech, its been stuck in my head all week Soulforge - It Was Destiny - an another amazing record, which utilizes unique sound design and emotional melody - the Luiz B mix is awesome as well Matt Crofford - Pluto - One of the new tracks I've been working on lately, almost finished with this one and will be posting it to download very soon - let me know what you think! Roald Velden - Time Stood Still - really been digging Roald's music lately and this is a beautiful progressive gem York - Reachers Of Civilization (Rank 1 Remix) - an old classic which I have always enjoyed - an epic guitar part...wow
I wanted to mix things up a little this Summer and start with some slower house grooves, transitioning through the mix into some upbeat trance. I have been feeling a lot of musical inspiration lately and am excited to include a remix I am working on - Teardrop by Massive Attack. The picture was taken while I was camping, and on a trail, right as the sun was shinning through the trees and leafs. Lots of piano and calming voices are featured throughout this mix, which I think helps to create a bright, peaceful Summer journey. Hope you enjoy the mix! Fawn & Jake Benson - Come Back (Passenger 10 Re-Vibes Remix) - Beautiful song, really has a summer "good times" feeling - sets the mood with smooth piano Andain - Promises (Soundprank Remix) - Andain comes right back with a huge song remixed wonderfully by Soundprank. I was inspired when mixing and started jamming along on my acoustic guitar and recorded some riffs on top Arnej - Rendezvous - Always enjoyed this one from Arnej, just a great vibe with calming piano and bass Massive Attack - Teardrop (Matt Crofford Remix) - First time I heard this song I was traveling in Prague and my friend gave me his iPod and told me to listen to this song - wow. Such an amazing song and something I always wanted to remix. This is the rough draft, as I am still working on it but I wanted to include it in the summer mix - let me know what you think! Audien - People Do Not Change - really liking the production on this one and the melody and stabs Mango - Good Morning Track (Sunn Jellie Remix) - heard this a while back but I am really enjoying Sunn Jellie's work lately and this is a great mix Sundriver - Dreamer - euphoric yet mellow, this is a great trancer with an awesome breakdown and driving melody Vangelis - Rachel's Song (Andy Moor Remix) - Bladerunner, the whole soundtrack is amazing film music and Andy Moor does a great job on highlighting the vocal with traditional trance grooves. You might have also heard the tune featured years ago on Perfecto Presents Oakenfold Ruben de Ronde - Timide (Craving Remix) - I've been really impressed with a lot of the work by Craving and this is an exceptional remix with great production and sound Thanks for listening, Matt
The year has been moving very quickly and Spring is upon us. This mix has a bright, upbeat vibe with a lot of progressive house gems that will get you groovin and smiling. This mix really maintains a certain feel / theme and these songs really worked well together to create a Spring soundtrack and journey. The photo for this mix was done by Bill Ryan. The photo fits the vibe of the mix perfectly, as I really enjoy the vibrant blending colors and subtle leaves. Bill's photography portfolio is outstanding and can be found here: http://www.whitestrobe.com I hope you enjoy the mix! Matt Reii - Panic (Paronator Remix) / Proff - Tell - Amazing beat and bass sequencing - first time I heard Panic I thought it would make a great intro track. At the break I blended in Proff's record Tell, which sets the upbeat theme for the rest of the mix - two great progressive house records Stan Kolev - Water of Life - I just started listening to some of Stan's records and am really enjoying them. This record was a perfect fit for the mix Luiz B - Rainy Days (Teana & Tiida Remix) - A great prog house record with nice overtone soothing vocals and guitar Vitodito - Napoli (Sunn Jellie Remix) - One of my favorites of late - a really well composed vibe that creates a happy feel Michael Cassette - Crockett's Theme - Michael Cassette's Temporarity album has been getting a lot of plays on my stereo over the last couple months and this remake of Miami Vice's theme is an awesome groove Headstrong - The Truth feat Tiff Lacey (David West Progressive Remix) - One my favorite trance records in the last 5 years or so - wow, such an amazing guitar riff and perfect vocal - never get tired of this record Gareth Emery - Citadel (Super8 & Tab Remix) - a group of top producers - an amazing melody and excellent production Spooky - Belong (Sasha Involver Remix) (Prankster Edit) - an emotional soundscape with a subtle yet powerful vocal loop - really nice ambient sounds throughout and the harmonics are awesome Matt Crofford - Aphrodite - while I am almost finished with an Everything But the Girl remix and was planning on using it in this mix, it is a bit darker and didn't fit. I felt Aphrodite was a great way to end the mix - closing out with some more soothing vocals and guitar, a theme of this mix Hope you enjoyed it, thanks for listening
Hope everyone had a great holiday season and is enjoying 2011! I feel this winter mix is a perfect compliment to zoning out and letting the music flow with your life. The mix starts out with some progressive house tunes and then moves into a continual mellow progressive groove. I have been working hard on some new original records and will be releasing them in the next month or so. I took the picture for this mix in the gardens (where the leaves have fallen off the trees) in the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Hope you enjoy the mix! Dinka - Constant Sorrow - I wanted the mix to start with a house vibe and have been enjoying Dinka's latest grooves. This record has a nice relaxed intro vibe with some grooving house melodies on top Michael Cassette - Through the Windows - Wow, Michael Cassette - his Temporarity Album was my favorite music of 2010 and every track in that album is Amazing! Highly recommended. His productions are so clean and crisp - I really enjoy this vocal record and I wanted to feature one of his songs on this mix - great feel good music Ivan Azoyan - With Moon Without You - I enjoy the spacey vibe of this record and like the groovin bassline Vinny Troia - Do For Love (Matt Lange Remix) - another record with amazing production - very original and very well mixed. The vocal chops and bass sounds are amazing in this record M6 - Days of Wonder - really powerful and emotional sounding melodies - I really have been enjoying this record over winter and like the reverb and subtle sounds in the mix Jason Van Wyk - Once Again - a talented producer who I am sure will continue to become a bigger name in 2011 - I am really enjoying his productions and this is an outstanding record Hydra - Affinity (The Thrillseekers Remix) - One of my favorite producers (Thrillseekers) - his records are always well done and always quality. Definitely a classic melody - it fit the vibe I wanted to create on this mix and I never get tired of listening to it Benicio - For The Love of You - one of my personal favorites that I have been listening to since I started listening to trance - Absolute classic record and another one I never get tired of Matt Crofford - Venus - Over December I spent a lot of time working on my sound and developing some new concepts and ideas for records. This one is finished and will be available with more info very soon - Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening Matt
Its been starting to rain here in San Diego and the trees are changing colors. Time for some new good music to zone out to in the rain. This mix starts with some unique, fun records then blends into some nice progressive house and uplifting trance. I took the picture for this mix during my travels in China. I wanted to feature a picture with some interesting lighting taken at night, as I felt this was more of a night mix. Hope you enjoy the mix! Thanks for listening Gareth Emery - Arrival (feat. Brute Force) - Gareth Emery just recently released his first artist album which features some amazing new productions - Arrival is my favorite track from the album and is a great intro to an upbeat mix. Oakenfold - Firefly (Loverush UK! Remix) (feat. Matt Goss) - Excellent vocal by Matt Goss and an overall well produced record. The Loverush sound fits the vocal perfectly. Faithless - Not Going Home (Eric Prydz Remix) - Wow. Prydz adds his signature style to an already outstanding record. The Vocal part by Maxi Jazz just slides perfectly through the music. Max Graham - Nothing Else Matters (feat. Ana Criado) - Really nice emotional feel with a powerful vocal - very well produced. It comes from Max Graham's excellent artist album he released this summer. Jason Van Wyk - September Rain - I have been listening to this record all summer and am very impressed by the production and overall composition of this record. Everything works very well in this record and all the sounds blend very nicely. Dirty Vegas - Tonight (Above & Beyond Remix) - A great track from last year which I have been listening to lately - fits really nicely into the vibe of this mix. DJ Ange - Halicarnassus (Progressive Mix) - This record made me feel like i was back in 1999. Just an overall classic sound with a great feeling. Arty - Twilight Tonight (Arty Remode) - Arty continues to produce powerful yet peaceful amazing progressive music. Audien - Eleven Eleven (Tom Fall Remix) - Classic trance. Instantly Liked this one on the first listen - High speed and great energy.
As summer reaches its full force the sun is out, days are longer, and it is time to kick back, relax and enjoy the good vibes. There are many talented new producers that are pushing the boundaries and elevating dance music. This summer mix features some of the best new records I have been enjoying lately and is a nice compliment to the feel of summer. Hope you are having a great summer and hope this mix adds to more good times! – Thanks for listening SALT TANK PRESENTS MEET ME AT THE BURNING MAN – LEAVING TOWN (ALLENDE REMIX) – Wow what an amazing record – this record progresses so well into a beautiful melody – one of the best records I have heard in a while – excellent opener and really sets the tone ALPHA 9 – COME HOME – An outstanding record that balances smooth synths and vocal ambience perfectly. Have been listening to this a lot! ABOVE & BEYOND & KYAU & ALBERT - ANPHONIC (ARTY REMIX) – Arty has exploded onto the dance scene with some amazing originals and excellent remixes – big combination of talent all over this record DJ SHAH feat ADRINA – WHO WILL FIND ME (ORIGINAL SUMMER SUNRISE MIX) – the classic record of this mix, it is a personal favorite, which reminds me of the summer of 2007. Always enjoy this record – fits summertime perfectly – the melodies, vocal, and composition of this record are all very well done CRAVING – NEVER ALONE – a nice combination of older trance and newer progressive house styles SMOOTH STAB – NIGHT LANDING – mellow and moody – really enjoy the subtle vibe of this record and the relaxing feel SUPER8 & TAB feat ANTON - BLACK IS THE NEW YELLOW – been hearing this a lot lately and always enjoy it – these guys always release quality music and are innovative producers TEAM SR – LEAVING LONDON (KENNETH THOMAS REMIX) – a really nice original and excellent remix by Kenneth Thomas – this melody has been stuck in my head all week YURI KANE – WHIRLPOOL – another producer who releases quality originals – I really dig the sounds of this record and brilliant melody
Recently I have been doing a lot of backpacking and camping in California. This podcast features a picture I took while backpacking in the mountains. When I woke up it was amazing to see fog covering the valley completely as you can see in the picture. This mix starts off with a house vibe and transitions into some amazing trance records I have been listening to a lot recently. A big thank you to the people who have emailed me and written reviews / made comments – I really appreciate it and really value the feedback! Thanks for listening – hope you enjoy the mix DINKA - CANONBALL (CLAES ROSEN REMIX) – SOLID Record which I have always felt would be a great way to start a set – bangin beat with a melodic hook. TOMCRAFT - LONELINESS (MYON & SHANE 54 REMIX) – An all around great record and quality remix – these guys have been making remix after remix lately at a high level ARNEJ – THEY NEED US – Very unique record with a deep pounding beat – really enjoyed the originality and arrangement of this record. REVERSE - ABSOLUTE REALITY (ARTY REMIX) – A feel good record with some amazing synths that evoke a happy feeling. Excellent breakdown as well ANHKEN - GREEN LINE – Heard this a while back and was instantly impressed – simple yet very well done – transitions the mix well into the midpoint THE TEMPER TRAP – SWEET DISPOSITION (MATT CROFFORD REMIX) – The remix is not 100% done but I really wanted to mix it in with this podcast. Such an amazing piece of music by The Temper Trap – I was instantly drawn into the record and knew I had to attempt a Remix. JAIMY & KENNY D - CAUGHT ME RUNNING (TIESTO REMIX) – An older classic that I have always enjoyed. Really powerful vocal part with lots of emotion TRITONAL - UTOPIA (ARTY REMIX) – Quality remix of another feel good record – Arty is crafting some outstanding remixes and originals as well PAUL VAN DYK - NOTHING BUT YOU (SUPER8 & TAB REMIX) – One of my favorite records in the last year featuring an AMAZING vocal melody – I felt this would be a great way to end a set - with a Euphoric feeling