With over fifteen years experience in the local and regional electronic music scene, DJ Shadowrunner has been a promoter, producer, DJ , as well as, provider of sound and lighting for clubs and events. Through the years he has gained quite the ear for the music that will inspire and move the crowds. Check out his monthly picks in the genre of Trance, and enjoy the music of the night.
Fred Baker & Vincent Gorczak - La Part Des Anges (Original & Siberian Sun Remix) <b:side> Little Star - A State Of Trance
This three track double A Side has been kid tested and mother f#cker approved!! The original mix of La Part Des Anges is a soft romantic arrangement of synths, pads, stings, and echoed vocals that float on a driving kick drum. As for the Siberian Sun remix, this one drives harder and pulls back into an epic breakdown free of all the unwanted cheese that is usually associated with epic trance. Little Star is actually the Big Star in my book. There are few tracks out there that can keep it so simple and drive it home so hard.
Fernandez & MusGrove - Directions In Groove - Pangea
The key directions here are go deep, and I mean ultra deep. Here in these two versions they showcase the subliminal sides of 4/4 down tempo trance and breakbeat. The 4/4 version chugs along with a tribal feel and its movements are drawn out and echoed. I especially like the break down with its soft jazzy horns and deep synths that tickle a breakbeat, The breaks version holds more of a groove but takes the instruments way deeper with effects. Please do not operate heavy machinery while listening to this.
Deep Dish– Say Hello (Chus & Ceballos Remix) <b:side> Flashing For Money – Badabing
Deep Dish, Hmmmm? Can we say dance floor staple? This remix of Say Hello is a sexy vocal shuffle beat track that gets dirty in the grooves and haunts you in the break down. The flip side is a Dire Straits cover with a breathy female vocalist. This one is light on the cheese. There is a time and a place for everything.
SIGNAL RUNNERS - 3000 Miles Away - Five AM
Big club feel on the A side. A hard disco feel to get those hands waiving and those butts shakin. This would be perfect for a roller disco. Jump to the B side and take the dance floor on a more sensual ride. Thick base lines assault your senses while swirling dub vocals and pads carry you into euphoria.
Darren RHYS - Lost Soul (Katakana Remix) – Electrofly
Dark and exotic progressive breaks here. The original mix lurks deep in the shadows and summons the subconscious to do his bidding. Forsaken is not the Lost Soul in the Katakana mix. A dark hero should have this stuff as theme music. More energy pulses harder without loosing the original intent of the track.
Hammer & Bennett - Language - Cold Harbour
Huge oscillating synth lines call out a cry of epic proportions while the beats keep marching on. This is set to be a huge anthem of the epic crowd. Big full sound with sweeping emotional power that uplifts the spirits of the entranced souls listening. All I have to say is….. Bye bye boys have fun storming the castle.
Coldplay vs Freezing Fun - Speed of Sound (Karl G Rmx) - SOS
Don’t be the last one on the block to get this one track wonder. I’m sure that this one is a limited press. If you’re lucky enough to get it before everyone else, you’ll feel like Charlie finding the last golden ticket. The people are going to go nuts when you drop it.
Midnight Society B/W In-Grid - Hipshaker <b:side> Shock - Loop 128
Do you wanna get filthy? Are you having impure thoughts? Does being bad, feel sooooo good? Then these two percussive latin feeling groovers are right up your alley. Espescially, if your alley is dark and seedy.
Disko Slicker b/w Chico - Orange Aid <b:side> Another Station - Slope Records
All tech tribal with no fillers or additives. This is the kind of ammunition the big guns use. Simple and effective are the rhythms and baselines. I hear its being dropped by the likes of Mr. Digweed and Nick Warren. If it’s good enough for them, why would wait to put it in your set?
Yves Deruyter - Calling Earth (Felix Da Housecat + DJ Errik + DJ Bountyhunter + Antares Rmxs) – Phobos
What we gonna do right her is take it back, WAAAAAY BACK! This classic is getting reworked by some serious mutha fuggaz. I’m having flashbacks of the mid nineties. Hours of mindless fun being a lil speaker freaker. Sorry, I can’t hear what you are saying, this is LOUD.