Trancefix Radio - EP008: Trance Revival - By Redrot



I asked @Redrot for this mix due to his expansive taste and knowledge on the current 'Trance revival' movement that has been growing stradily over the last 5 years in the underground. It's one of the best mixes have heard all year, effortlessly blending trancey breaks, different forms of progressive, trance, dreamy house and hyptnoic techno all together in a seemless journey. A perfect showcase of the most innovative and original music coming out of the scene right now. Enjoy!


From Redrot:
"When I was approached to record a mix for TFR, I was truly honored. Not only do I very rarely get asked to play for people these days, but TranceFix, in particular, has such a high standard for the music they listen to. The idea was for me to record a mix showcasing the side of the "trance revival" that's been going on in the past few years.

There are a number of different styles which are emerging simultaneously in this revivial, in my opinion. There's the circle with labels such as UTE and Blue Hour that are putting out that's reminiscent of classic Goa (and sometimes absurdly fast - see CRUDE's reposts for a good idea). There's the house and breaks-inspired stuff coming from names like Adam Pits, Spray, and Roza Terenzi, which is more akin to early 90s progressive and techno but with a bit of a unique modern twist. Then there's the slightly more mainstream "industrial techno with arps" style that names like I Hate Models and KAS:ST really popularized a few years ago, and producers like Trudge, Julian Muller, and Klangkuenstler are innovating in. Of course, this is all a bit of a generalization, and there are many artists in there that don't fall into any particular one of these categories. Hell, even Armada is even putting out their mainstreamified "revival" sound with Ben Hemsley and his Ibiza-esque anthems.

I initially figured that I'd try to make a mix akin to those in the style of Adam Pits and Spray - a hot mixture of new stuff coming from their camps and actual mid-90s trance. However, after sleeping on it for a while, I realized that it's probably best to leave that to the pros - if you really want to hear a set like that, go check out their Soundcloud pages because they have way deeper old libraries than I could ever hope for! (and please do go peep their those mixes because man, they are *cooking*!) I figured instead that while I'd showcase some of the best that the trance revival has to offer, I'd do it *my way,* taking inspiration from here and there but not really aligning with any one style and sometimes deviating from the strictly "trance" label altogether. But that's one thing I love about this revival (especially the house/breaks-inspired stuff) - it's never really proclaiming itself boldly as "trance," and it's never trying to emulate a bygone era completely; rather, it's taking heavy inspiration and trying to be its own unique thing.

So in a way, what resulted follows that ethos as well - taking heavy inspiration from these new emerging scenes but ultimately still representing my sound more than anything else. It's a snaking journey through multiple frontiers of the trance revival, with sounds that I'd imagine the average modern trance listener is unfamiliar with but not uncomfortable with. My hope is to expand some peoples' horizons and show that the trance sound doesn't have to be as pigeonholed as many think it is.

Most of the stuff in the mix is modern, but there are a small handful of old tunes hidden in there as well. I also threw in a tune from Pure Trance to showcase how these productions may not be too far off from the more friendly modern "trance" sound most are accustomed to. Is all of it strictly trance? Definitely not, but I'd still consider the mix as a whole to be that, especially given the trajectory of the mix. But in the end, does it really matter? Good music is good music!"

----

Thanks guys!
 

Attachments

  • TranceFix_TFRADIO_008_Redrot_Hero.png
    TranceFix_TFRADIO_008_Redrot_Hero.png
    453.1 KB · Views: 184

Hensmon

Admin
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
2,482
Thanked
1,927
Location
USA
Tracklist

00:00 Awe Kid - Eve [Atomnation]
04:53 Phazma - Arrakeen [On Rotation]
10:00 Vitess - Head Scan [Pont Neuf]
13:09 Brame & Hamo - Dust [Feel My Bicep]
16:03 Bryon Yeates, Eoin DJ, Ruin - Dreaming Is Essential [Radiant Love]
21:33 Alan Backdrop - Solace Sea [Self-Release]
26:20 Deepbass - Mm624 [The Gods Planet]
29:12 Viggo Dyst - These Knits (Earth Trax Remix) [Shall Not Fade]
34:00 Starecase - First Floor Deadlock (Divided By Zero Remix) [Hope]
41:23 Space Cadets - Skill Shot [Seven Hills]
45:52 Maara - Lezzies In A Jacuzzi [Radiant Love]
50:26 Boulderhead - Neana [Mint Tea]
55:27 Drua - Larp [Spray]
58:46 Coredata - 94 [Pure Trance]
1:07:04 DJ Life & Reflex Blue - Shuttle Bug [Program Earth]
1:12:03 Adam Pits - Motion Sensor (Roza Terenzi Remix) [Coastal Haze]
1:16:50 Ness - Hybrid Discovery [The Gods Planet]
1:21:06 X-Coast - Mu Tai ft. DJ RaDa [UNDERTHESEA]
1:25:49 Maara - Spiral 2 the Other Side [X-Kalay]
1:28:56 Repulsive Force - Forbidden Worlds (Mikkel Rev Remix) [Translucid]
1:34:58 Galaxy - Dreamland [Electric Universe]
1:40:38 Aiden Francis - Entropic Nature [Gestalt]
1:45:00 Far East Flight - Massacre on Clouds (Rambal Cochet's Trans Mix) [Electric Shapes]
1:48:27 Ferdinger - Tau [Matière]
1:54:50 Escape Artist - Energy Breakthrough (Adam Pits' Lightspeed Mix) [Phonica]
2:00:20 Epsilon Nine - Life Formation (Outro) [Forbidden Planet]
 
Last edited:

Redrot

Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2022
Messages
209
Thanked
204
Location
Northern California
Hope you all enjoy the ride and find a few new artists to add to your collection! And thanks again TF for the invite!

Funny, I never can predict how a mix'll turn out when I start prepping, whether it's a liveset or a mix where I prep the tracklist beforehand. I used more or less the same crates for throwing this one together as I did a recent liveset at a warehouse party and the two mixes ended up on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

edit: Hijacking my post to post some other sets from the pros which I've loved over the past few years, if you want more! Note that these have a lot of pre-2000 vinyl only releases which are real hard to track down to my chagrin, because I want ALL OF THE IDS.

https://soundcloud.com/thc_thc%2Fhot-box-by-thc-spray
https://soundcloud.com/user-672947689%2Fadam-pits-live-closing-set-nude-berlin-170622
https://soundcloud.com/radiantrecords%2Frl-033-roza-terenzi
https://soundcloud.com/gestaltlabel%2Fgestalt-records-with-tywi
https://soundcloud.com/ute-rec%2F47-seo-john
 
Last edited:

HTY

Member
Joined
Aug 5, 2021
Messages
141
Thanked
78
I know I’ve been nit picky about what is and what isn’t Trance in the other thread, and whether we are really seeing a true revival, but secrectly im listening and saving all the tracks being shared so I can’t deny that I am also being taken in and brought along for the ride.

judging by the track list I’m about to discover a whole new bunch, so look forward to that. Thanks.
 

Katadunkass

The Banhammer
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
1,225
Thanked
937
Age
32
Location
Denmark
Hope you all enjoy the ride and find a few new artists to add to your collection! And thanks again TF for the invite!

Funny, I never can predict how a mix'll turn out when I start prepping, whether it's a liveset or a mix where I prep the tracklist beforehand. I used more or less the same crates for throwing this one together as I did a recent liveset at a warehouse party and the two mixes ended up on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.
It was truly a joy creating the video and exporting it while listening to your set. Definitely one to keep!
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Redrot

Motion

Member
Joined
May 18, 2021
Messages
147
Thanked
84
I listened this morning.

Nice to hear Coredata - 94 make an appearance, one of my most played from last year. Some nice progressive orientated tracks too where I had to check the release date, to my surprise seeing they were recent. Overal the track selection is very interesting and mixing is strong too. Do you have a SoundCloud?
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Redrot

No Return

Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2022
Messages
69
Thanked
46
My man you have done a great mix here. Real journey was created, I liked the middle section the most
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Redrot

Redrot

Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2022
Messages
209
Thanked
204
Location
Northern California
Had a brief flick through, sounds really promising. Will have a proper listen later.

Any plans to put these up on Mixcloud or similar so we can listen to these on the go @Hensmon ?
I've also uploaded it on my soundcloud if that's a platform you use.

Really thankful for all the positive responses everyone - I wasn't sure what to expect!

@Coredata if you're the real Coredata, thank you!!! And keep up the excellent work - between your psy stuff and output on PT and JOOF, IMO you're one of the most original acts in modern trance at the moment.
 

Recharge

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2020
Messages
843
Thanked
414
Age
37
Great selection. Song number two is one of my favourite breakbeat songs this year. Also yes please mixcloud upload and link. I spend 4/5 hours every midweek day just on mixcloud at work. No ad free experience on my work laptop for YouTube unfortunately...
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Redrot

erickUO

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
547
Thanked
538
Great mix as usual. The tracks are so diverse yet you managed to compile it into a journey.
1 of the best mix I heard this year.
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Redrot

Manofearth

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2020
Messages
351
Thanked
196
Fine mix. The underground is in the best place it’s been in years.

Hope to get another mix from you in 23.
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Redrot