TranceFix Radio #015 - TF Best of 2023 Mix I - Mixed by The Digital Blonde


One of the best producers of 2023 is here, ladies and gentlemen. Ricky Smith, aka. The Digital Blonde brings us the first of 2 TranceFix End of Year Mixes, showcasing some of the most gorgeous uplifting tracks from 2023, as voted by you, dear users of TranceFix.

He has put together a behemoth of a mix, running just North of 2 hours, filled with amazing tracks from the likes of Activa, Narel, Sneijder, CapeTown, Enigma State, Synthazia and many others. This Mix starts pumping and never slows down, so put on those dance pants of yours and get your head moving because TDB just made your evening so much better.

Many thanks to Ricky, who have had an amazing year himself with tracks from his new project Synthazia alongside Synthony just a couple of weeks ago and so many others.

Mix II will follow soon, focusing on the underground sounds of trance, so don't you worry; TranceFix Radio is here to stay!

Tracklist:
01. DB Intro
02. Activa - Into Pieces (Apogee Remix)
03. Coredata - Geometric
04. Synthazia - Siren
05. Narel - Tensile
06. Chris Johnson - These Days
07. Synthazia - Lumi
08. Activa - Velika (Club Mix)
09. Andre Mayer - Citra
10. Filterheadz - Indian Summer
11. Satoshi Fumi - Ion Tail
12. Alan Morrow - Willingness
13. Enigma State - Transolar
14. Definitions & Slipstream - Subterfuge
15. Enigma State - Sacred Art
16. Sneijder - Dawn
17. Ovnimoon & Hedustma - Escitalotrance
18. CapeTown - Tears For You
19. Enigma State - Waiting For You
20. Enigma State - State of Mind
DB Outro

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Electronlyman

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Not had time to listen to the end yet,
but up to about 3/4 and it was nice!

Going to try to listen to the full thing in one go
today evening.
 

Archon

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Hugely grateful to Ricky for putting this together.

That said, to begin with, this part of the scene didn't do much for me last year. I'm way more excited for the underground mix.
 

Juna

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Today at work I heard the whole thing and was amazing. Thank you BLONDE
 

Electronlyman

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Each track has been given a more or less subtle retouch.
For sure it does surprise and possibly slightly piss off some producers haha.
It does contribute to make the mix unique though,
as a listener I appreciate it.


Enjoyed it, thanks!
 
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SaltAcidFatHeatAcid

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A really nice mix I just jammed out to a plane flight. Really enjoyed the first 45ish and last thirty especially. The middle dragged a bit just b/c of my own track preferences and relatively long cuts of tracks, though I imagine others will love the content, especially with the care that went in to the mix. Lots of Digital Blonde sprinkles throughout , though in many cases I can’t really tell b/c I don’t know the tracks well. Thanks to Ricky for making this unique EOY mix!
 

Motion

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I really like every minute. Actually the middle was the highlight for me and I loved the blonde touches to the tracks. @Narel I was really enjoying his touch to Tensile, so I find it interesting you didn't like that. Understandable as it is your child. Tensile is fantastic I should say. When this track came up I forgot that name, but it really had me smiling.

Praises all round, and thank you Blonde.
 
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Narel

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I really like every minute. Actually the middle was the highlight for me and I loved the blonde touches to the tracks. @Narel I was really enjoying his touch to Tensile, so I find it interesting you didn't like that. Understandable as it is your child. Tensile is fantastic I should say. When this track came up I forgot that name, but it really had me smiling.

Praises all round, and thank you Blonde.
I’m gonna give it another listen with an open mind, as the first time was WTF is this?! I was having a sh1t day too so thats not the best.
Also (and this shows my state of mind that day), thought it was only my tune that had been edited as I don’t know the others on the mix. So I was relieved when @Electronlyman posted that info.
Why relieved?? A db track ‘Antheum’ was on the first house/trance mix album I bought in 1996, it remains one of my favs and I like a lot of his late 90’s/2000’s stuff and newer stuff. So the thought that Ricky needed to edit just ‘Tensile’ was horrifying LOL.
Remember in my interview I said about big self doubt?? There it is right there.
 

Spacetime

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That was a phenomenal mix, I finished it a few days ago but forget to share my appreciation. The only track missing for me was Avalon's Enaebba but other than that it captures the state of Trance outside of the underground perfectly.
 

HTY

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Transolar really surprised me of how much I liked it in the end, despite its relatively cheesy nature.

Indian Summer into Ion Tail was excellent.
 

Peenuts

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Any chance that these mixes will become downloadable? Would like to listen to them during my commute.
 

Hoplite

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So finally started my full listens of the year mixes starting with this one. Was a pretty good overall experience and it flowed well, even though a good chunk of the tracks are not my cup at all. TDB touches to the tracks were pretty sweet.
Was very surprised to see the Filterheadz track (which is straightforward Tribal Techno) along Uplifters 😄

But overall was a good listen!