DJ Sets

New Set (Thursday, 8th February 2018)

What can I say, I’m prone to not updating the blog.

Firstly, I hope you all had a good festive period and the new year is being kind to you. It’s been a bit of a rocky start to the new year for me. Firstly I was struck down with what I believe to be Food Poisoning, which left me fitting and unconscious on the bathroom floor. Then there was the sad decision to pull the plug on my own Discord server, despite everyone’s best efforts to revive the community.

However it’s not all doom and gloom. I’ve started making some v-log videos over on my YouTube channel, which seem to be going down a storm, so I’ll probably be doing more of them in the near future. Given that my last Mix was posted back in October, you’re probably thinking that I’ve not be doing much in regards to Dj’ing / music. Well that’s not the case. Apart from the one I’m posting here, I’ve actually done 3 other mixes between October and January. What’s more, I’ve been investing in more tracks and spending a lot more time listening to music, watching other DJ’s in action to try and get some tips and tricks. But above all, I’ve been practicing more and more. I’ve installed VDJ on my Windows tablet, which has allowed me to play around with music where ever I go. I’ve also been looking at some more “chilled” dance music and am planning on creating a chilled set in the coming months (stay tuned for that).

Anyway onto this set. This was a “late at night” set. I’d just finished a Portal 2 recording session and had some time to spare and had promised Aerond that I’d do a mix for him and this was the result. Link to download the set is below along with the full track listing and time-stamps. If you’ve got anything you’d like to say (transition suggestions, track suggestions or just general comments), please do leave them below in the comments. It’s always good to hear form you guys. Anyway, until the next time – ENJOY!

Set Download: Download From Google Drive

Track Listing
00:00 | Hi There Radio (Extended Mix) – Orjan Nilsen
04:38 | Artifact – Passenger 10
08:13 | Fireflies (Extended Mix) – Roman Messer feat. Christina Novelli
13:30 | Moments (Whiteout Extended Remix) – Andrew Rayel
16:52 | Square One (Steve Allen Extended Remix) – Allen Watts
22:17 | True Love (Extended Mix) – Super8 & Tab feat. Envy Monroe
25:29 | Titans (Extended Mix) – Omnia & Alex Sonata
28:41 | Missing (Andrew Rayel & Mark Sixma Remix) – Mark Sixma feat. Emma Hewitt
32:56 | Take Me Away (Dave Neven Remix) – 4 Strings
36:59 | Sensei (Extended Mix) – Steve Allen & Patrick Dreama
40:33 | In the End (Markus Schulz Tribute Mix) – Linkin Park
42:15 | I live For That Energy (ASOT 800 Anthem) (Extended Mix) – Armin van Buuren
46:25 | The New World (Davey Asprey Remix) – Markus Schulz
51:14 | Tonight (Allen Watts Extended Remix) – Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt

DJ Sets

New Tunes in my Record Box – Live Set (Tuesday 24th October 2017)

It’s been a while since the last post I’m aware of that, Old Habits Die Hard!

So I’ve been really busy over the last few weeks and have been really struggling to do the things I love doing. I’ve hardly been streaming, and I haven’t had a chance to get on the decks in a while. But last week was ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) and A State of Trance did a 14 hour radio show to celebrate Episode 836 and that got me back in the mood to get some new trance tunes, bin off my Formula 1 recordings and get behind the decks once more and have some fun with the new tunes. What I pulled off was, in my opinion (I’m not biased honestly), one of my best mixes I’ve ever done while Djing (although there are a couple mistakes in there, namely the one where I stopped the wrong deck, so I had to edit the mistake out – Whoops!). The set is inspired by some of the latest Trance tunes, the tunes that were played at ADE and those which I’ve had my eye on over the last month or so. Having the controller has really brought my skills along dramatically, so I’m really glad that I took the plunge and bought one (thanks for the nudge Sadique).

Anyway without further a do, here is the link to the set, which you can download from Dropbox as well as a full track listing for the 85 minute set. ENJOY!

Set Download: Dropbox Download

00:00 | Tightrope (Above &Beyond Club Mix) Above & Beyond feat. Marty Longstaff
05:37 | This is a Test (Arkham Knights Extended Remix) – Armin van Buuren
11:18 | Black Eagle (Extended Mix) – Frainbreeze
15:10 | Firewalker (Extended Mix) – The Noble Six
20:14 | Leave a Message (Original Mix) – Will Atkinson
25:26 | Heads Will Roll (David Gravell Remix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
28:28 | Sunny Days (PureNRG Remix) – Armin van Buuren feat. Josh Cumbee
31:48 | Lumina – Giuseppe Ottaviani
36:51 | Mein Herz (Davey Asprey Remix) – Kyau & Albert
39:45 | Rain (Zach Evans Remix) – Myon x Fatum featuring Marcus Bently
44:03 | On the Move (Extended Mix) – David Gravell
46:55 | I am Alive (Original Mix) – Paul van Dyk
49:43 | The Legacy (Alphazone Remix) – Saltwater
55:04 | Higher Love (Extened Mix) – Seven Lions & Jason Ross feat. Paul Meany
59:30 | Violet Rose – Joel Freck featuring Frank Kadillac
1:03:55 | In the End (Markus Schulz Tribute Mix) – Linkin Park
1:07:49 | The Launch – Marlo
1:11:46 | Hi There Radio (Extended Mix) – Orjan Nilsen
1:15:06 | Artifact – Passenger 10
1:18:15 | Escapist – Dezza
1:21:02 | The Chant – Thomas Gold

DJ Sets

The Return of DjNj – Live Set (Saturday 19th August 2017)

Time to get those hands in the air party people 😛

So, clearly creating the new blog and having so much enthusiasm about posting and keeping things up to date fell by the way side. It’s been a while, but I can only apologize for that. However I’m back and this time I have something rather special.

For a while now I’ve been toying with the idea of getting back into Djing and have even played around on twitch and in my discord every now and again. I have an Online Buddy (Sadiquecat) who is also a Dj and he has been bugging me and badgering me to get a Dj controller for a while now. So I finally took the plunge and purchased a Numark Mixtrac 3.  By no means is it anything amazing and cutting edge, but for me it’s just the job.

So with this new bit of kit it was time to arm myself with some new tracks and blindly go into a live set over on my Twitch channel and to be honest I think it went really well.  The set was mainly based around Trance Tunes, but it was just a case of throwing the tracks in there and seeing how I could put them all together.  If you want to watch the full set live, the video is down below, however if any of you want to pull it down to your machines for offline listening, I’ve also provided the MP3 as a download below.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for future sets, please leave your ideas below in the comments. I would really like to hear your thoughts and feedback to help me improve my style.

FULL SET TRACK LISTING

0:43 | Above & Beyond – Sun and Moon
5:48 | Armin van Buuren – I Live for that Energy (ASOT 800 Anthem)
10:03 | Ben Gold – I’m in a State of Trance (ASOT 750 Anthem)
15:33 | Deadmau5 – Some Chords (Dillon Francis Remix)
18:58 | Orjan Nilsen – Iconic
22:57 | Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember
29:43 | Chicane feat. Moya Brennan – Salwater (Kryder Remix)
34:27 | Robin S vs Mobin Masters – Taking it Back to the Old Skool vs Be vs Show Me Love
40:37 | Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Aerond Remake)
44:32 | Norman Doray – Street Sounds
48:05 | Groove Armada – Superstylin (Riva Starr Edit)
51:44 | Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep is Your Love (Chris Lake Remix)
55:25 | Dj Snake & Biebz – Let Me Love You (Don Diablo Remix)
58:53 | Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (Klingande Remix)
1:02:34 | Alex H – Kadoma
1:09:10 | Above & Beyond – Home (A & B Club Mix)
1:15:26 | Deadmau5 – Polaris
1:21:39 | Armin van Buuren – Coming Home
1:26:29 | Deadmau5 – Avaritia
1:30:51 | Faithless – Insomnia (F4ST Edit)
1:33:45 | Robin S – Show Me Love
1:37:15 | Aaron Gill & Mitchell Niemeyer vs. Jaz von D – Sol
1:41:31 | The Ting Tings – Shut Up & Let Me Go (Toscadisco Love the old Skool Mix)
1:45:14 | Jax Jones ft. Mike Dunn – House Work
1:49:00 | Joe Stone ft. Montell Jordan – The Party
1:52:30 | Take That – These Days (Syn Cole Remix)
1:57:14 | Sidney Samson – Riverside (Afrojack Remix)
2:00:10 | Eric Prydz – Niton
2:05:09 | David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
2:07:30 | Sweedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
2:12:17 | Overwerk – Anthology (Daft Punk Tribute)
2:18:02 | Luis Fonsi & Dady Yakee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito (Cristian Poow Club Mix)