Even though summer is usually my favorite time of the year there have been quite a few days this summer that made me feel somewhat melancholic. The reasons are nicely summed up in this tweet:
‘Daddy, what was 2016 like?’
‘All the cool people died. Everyone fell in behind assholes with bad hair and worse ideas. It rained a lot.’
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) June 24, 2016
Anyway, melancholy also has its beautiful side and can be quite inspiring. In my case, it inspired me to create this melodic Tech-House mix:
This mix was also a bit of a new experience for me: I recorded this mix live and broadcasted it via Facebook which was quite fun and I will probably do that more often from now on. You can find the recording below or on our Facebook page (more on that in one of the next posts). I also used harmonic mixing consciously for the first time in this mix.
Looking at the selection, you will again see some established names like Robert Babicz and Der dritte Raum both of which have been making great electronic music since the 90s already. I find it amazing how they have managed to stay in the music business for so long and still come up with fresh and inspiring music.
I would also like to highlight “The Soul Condor” which has been beautifully remixed by Alle Farben. It’s a dreamy, danceable track with a light oriental vibe to it. Wonderful!
- Rex The Dog – You Are A Blade
- Robert Babicz – Melancholy
- Cristoph – Reachin’
- Curry & Krawall – The Soul Condor (Alle Farben Remix)
- Fort Romeau – Secrets & Lies
- Der dritte Raum – Electric Friends
- Moonbootica – June (Teenage Mutants Remix)
- Marek Hemmann – Zunder
- AKA AKA & Thalstroem – First Contact
- Format:B – Chunky
- Paride Saraceni, Monce – Burning(Feat. Monce)
- Kerrier District – Techno Disco (KiNK Remix)