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Paul Harris & Mark Knight – Astral Acid

Another fantastic track by the UK DJ Paul Harris and our buddy Mark Knight! The bassline is very similar to one of my tracks from the Roland MC303 days in 2002-2003. The track Astral Acid is punching its way up to climax around 4:20 and the swirling lead is tweaked with my favorite knobs – cutoff and resonance! Simple, yet dynamic and progressive. Progressive is simply the way to go!

Label: Little Mountain Holland Receive an e-mail alert when this label releases a new title
Cat: LMR 022

Buy it @ Beatport or Juno


Check out this #1 Beatport track
Axwell & Dirty South – Open Your Heart (ft Rudy)
Really hot!

Makes me really happy, I keep smiling and it really opens my heart (wiieha). I bought it on the release date (July 9th 2008) and I just knew it would be a hit. I wouldn’t mind to play it on my next gig. It’s simply banging really hard. The track goes with a beautiful bass line and it has very straightforward vocals with the hall effect and some delay. A Vocal Mix and a Dub Mix has been released and I’m sure that there will be at least 3-4 remixes coming out very shortly!

“Baby, open your heart and just face to my face”  :D

Available @ Beatport and Juno | Label: Axtone Records AXT007

Claude Vonstroke – Scarlet Macaw [and where is DJ Jurgen?]

This is the very first time I personally hear the Tech House and Electro DJ Claude Vonstroke playing a minimal track. The deep jungle-themed (sorry for my poor interpretation) minimal track called Scarlet Macaw was released today and really caught my attention when I pressed the play button at Beatport.
There are three tracks in the release; the Original Mix, Edgar Dirksen Remix and finally the Scarlet Macaw Unstrung which is a simple modification of the original mix (no strings etc). I really like the Edgar Dirksen remix, it’s highly experimental and still defines some mellow melodies throughout the song. The song reminds me of some dance track, but I can’t put my finger on which track it is. It might be some old trance track that had a similar melodic pattern. Maybe a Ferry Corsten track, or DJ Jurgen!?

By the way, where is DJ Jurgen at? I found two tracks at Beatport (Wicked Waves) which has been made by DJ Jurgen. And they were released on 2005-01-01. I am not convinced… the fact that he has retired from the Electronic Music business… that can’t be true! :| Okey, I am not t h a t worried. We still have plenty of talented fellows out there! :mrgreen:

And one more thing: I miss my blue Strictly Trance CD. I bough it in Holland. It was before 2000. Probably in 1999. The place was Rotterdam. That was the early years of me being introduced to the trance scene, and I started making some crazy rave music. I tapped the tempo and wrote it down on the CD folders. The early years of everything :)

Disappointing “unreleased” track by David Guetta at Beatport

I actually never noticed this until today, when I read the ad about David Guettas unreleased track which has been offered for free at Beatport. After having listened to the track, it almost felt like a newbie had been playing around in Fruity Loops or Acid. What a disappointment!
The track is called “Jack is Back” and David explains:

‘Jack is Back’ has a real old school, acid house feeling; it’s totally different from my usual stuff, but is as much a reflection of my taste as my crossover productions.
If you have never heard me DJ, this might surprise you, but if you have spent the early hours in a club with me, you won’t be shocked.
There are some very cool DJs supporting it – we mailed it unannounced just before WMC and I love that I’m back in their boxes; as much as I love making hits like ‘Love Is Gone’ which reaches outside of our culture.”

Oh boy, I am even more dissapointed! Old school acid house feeling?
Nuff’ said – I’ll just delete the song and forget about all this mess.
VIP-tracks… anyone? ;)