Music is our shared DNA.
I mixed this 'live' for my 42nd birthday. I wanted to create a feeling of nostalgia and mixing a more ‘house-music’ style of tracks put together for fun rather than a big serious soundscape like my usual fare. Lots of these tracks are from Years ago and the entire mix spans pretty much from 1991-2020. It’s not a retrospective of house music but I did want to include a few classics and include some good old hands in the air piano tracks that do it for me and capture that sense of care-free happiness from the early 1990’s. Who doesn’t love a piano track right? I grew up listening to hardcore, jungle, intelligent drum and bass, house and then mainly progressive house – I always loved the different sounds being produced by each genre and i feel today the melting pot of electronic music has them all fused neatly together. I hope more than anything this mix brings a smile and that you as the listener can nod your head to a good few of these tracks and I take you back to your very own feelings of love and nostalgia. Enjoy. DJ
CD2, ‘Space’ is a full-on Science Fiction Progressive house mix. One of my all-time favourite intellects is Carl Sagan, with a voice so rich and deep, I felt it was perfect for this album. Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ excerpt amongst other interview snippets accompanies you in flight. Watch out too for my own Stephen Hawking and Nasa samples layered under and over some of the stunning tracks I have compiled over the years from some well-known and little-known artists. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this and Guest Mix. I sincerely hope you enjoy what I believe is a very unique and personal journey through my audio/visual soundscape. You’re about to press play on a very different journey. It’s an audio story about Humans and where we are as a species in 2020. We live on a dying planet, yet we can’t leave for another. We have more technology and information than ever before but we’re still not acting quickly enough to save it.