Eleganza (2007)


In 2007, I wrote:

“i typically end my abrasively hard techno sets with a touch of trance, melodic techno, or progressive house, but sped up to fit the tempo of that night’s set. this mix is comprised of the tracks that i would put at the end of a techno set, but spun at the speed the producers intended, around 128bpm. you might not know that i grew up listening to progressive house. but when i began to DJ in 1993 i largely shunned it due to its overwhelming success, and my intense desire to stay true to the underground. but now that so much time has passed, i can look back and see that this style was indeed brilliant at times. here’s a group of luxurious tracks carefully selected to demonstrate how possible it is to create beautiful dance music. after recording this 2.5 hour set in the studio, i felt the tracks might be too long, that some needed to be edited down for time, that they took too long “getting to the point.” but then i listened to the final mix and realized it was actually perfect. the nice thing about this medium is that there are no time constraints. no commercials, no schedule, no program. super long blends that ride into oblivion. the art of the blend is becoming a lost one; people are starting to mix with ableton live or other such software, eliminating the need to keep two records going without slipping. at my age now, you might consider me old school. i recorded this the old fashioned way – through serato via my 1200s!”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 10.2007

tracklisting:

The Gladiator – Soundtrack (J&S Project Meridium Mix) – White
Perasma – Swing 2 Harmony – Vendetta
Holden & Thompson – Nothing (93 Returning Mix) – Loaded
Karen Overton – Your Loving Arms – Ego Music
Benz & MD – Mar Del Plata (Dousk Elaborate Mix) – Aurium
Elevation & Kenneth Thomas – Preen 2006 – Electronic Elements
Pig & Dan – Decisions – Submission
Rico Puestel – Interstate West – Minimal Sound Noise
The Timewriter – Is This Life – Plastic City
Aerosoul – Time Is By Your Side (Cala Azul Remix) – T.U.S.O.M.
Delerium feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian – Angelicus (Redanka Remix) – Nettwerk
Wally Lopez – Dark Sweet Piano (Moussa Clarke Remix) – La Factoria
Nikola Gala – Blue Impulse – Subterra
Simon Pierce – I’m Yours – King Kong
Roisin Murphy – Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix) – EMI UK
The Oval Five Project – Vertigo (Dylan’s :92 Remaster) – Gee Zone
Elton D – I’m Happy – Code
303F – Rising (Neo Mix) – 303F
Glenn Morrison – Hydrology – Mau5trap
Deadmau5 – Jaded – Mau5trap
Deadmau5 – Faxing Berlin (Chris Lake Edit) – Mau5trap
Satoshi Fumi pres. Deptech – Sweet Sensation – Klik
Vince Watson & Paul Mac – Track 2 – Influenced
outro

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