Freeform 013: AutoRomanticism

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We’re almost current! In a few days I’ll post the latest Voyager and new sets will then be day and date. This was the Valentine’s day party; the theme was “treat yourself.” (Note: the Freeform count jumped a bit – I’ve located a treasure trove of recordings from the past few years and I plan to merge them into the post time line.)

Freeform 013: AutoRomanticism
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Freeform 012: Brag About Your Scars

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This was from an event my wife threw; she burned herself last year and thought it would be fun to have a party where scar pride was the theme. I in turn dropped some filthy breaks.

Freeform 012: Brag About Your Scars
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Freeform 011: New Year’s Eve-Eve (2017)

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There are so many competing events on NYE that a friend decided to make her party date the night before. It’d been a bit since I’d performed at this location so I came in full attack mode. The set opens in a way designed to kick teeth in and get attention, then it goes on a nice little journey across the map. Unfortunately I had so much fun at this event that I ended up being too tired to go out on NYE itself.

Freeform 011: New Year’s Eve-Eve (2017)
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Freeform 010: Booty Shorts and Body Shots (Year 4)

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Booty Shorts and Body Shots is a large annual event celebrating…well, booty shorts and body shots. Both are dearly held central themes by the two women who started the event by celebrating their friendaversary in style. Booty shorts and body shots aren’t required, but they are strongly encouraged. Yes, it’s a very fun party that gets out of hand REALLY quickly. It’s also the kind of party that gets a huge kick out of bizarre remakes and covers – I had a lot of fun putting this one together.

Freeform 010: Booty Shorts and Body Shots (Year 4)
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Freeform 007: Introspection – Id

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Introspection: a concept series inspired by Labyrinth 2016. Id represents the sound of Donato Dozzy – and for reference he was the closer on the final day. It’s primal, driving, and base; there is no higher thought, nothing beyond raw beats and bass. Fight or flight, dance or die.

Freeform 007: Introspection – Id
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Freeform 006: Introspection – Super Ego

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Introspection: a concept series inspired by Labyrinth 2016. Super Ego represents the sound of Petar Dundov, and it’s the most “cognitive” and cultural of the three: controlled, complex, and rooted in both tech house and bouncetek. It’s a relaxed daytime set designed to get people grooving without exhausting them for the more primal sounds in the evening.

Freeform 006: Introspection – Super Ego
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Freeform 005: Birthday Party

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A friend’s birthday was not long after the last recording. It was the person that introduced me to the Techno festival Labyrinth so naturally that’s what I played. I was also live remixing even more in this one.

Freeform 005: Birthday Party
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Freeform 004: Engage!

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My partner and I got engaged at about this time and threw a party to celebrate. I went with Techno, mostly because I’d been getting a surprising amount of positive feedback from the dabbling I’d done at small events and house parties. I’d always figured Techno drove most people nuts because they’d said as much previously – and perhaps a large part of the genre does. I’ll take it as a compliment that my track selection is enjoyable in a less popular genre. This also marks the first recording where I’m doing some live patterned-based remixing on the fly. I used loops and samples provided in commercial kits at the time but I plan on using my own materials at some point.

Freeform 004: Engage!
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Freeform 003: 20 Years of Trance

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Hands down this is the most popular set I’ve ever recorded. 2016 marked my 20th year in the scene and mixing music, so I decided to do something special for Euphoria – a Georgia burn. This set covers 20 years of trance music in chronological order of release, so you can imagine how wide the age range of people stopping to cheer and dance was. I fudge a little here and there, but only because the release in question may not have been the first release of the track in question. (Never more than a year off though.) A few years get additional tracks because I simply couldn’t chose just one.

Freeform 003: 20 Years of Trance
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Freeform 002: The Natural

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My first official breakbeat mix. I don’t have the notes of what I originally said about it but it was probably incredibly pompous; the title refers to how I felt about my adaptation to spinning breakbeat vs the various forms of trance I was previously known for. I fall in and out of having humility sometimes.

Freeform 002: The Natural
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