Lunch Trance – 2023-08-30 – Newsflash

Yes, yes! That groove! That 🔴! 🥳

So, yes, today you will once again be able to verify all my claims about how good the songs were! And indeed we had a couple of nice tracks again, including a new Bedford™! ❤ Oops, did I just give away the Favourite of the Week?

Other tracks I liked that you should most definitely check out are “Reinvigorate” by Jon Mangan, “Are You Not Entertained?” by B.E.A.R and Bryn Whiting, Allen Watts’s “Spectral” was also almost incredibly good, as was “Blitzar” by NrgMind, and then I also liked Mike Van Fabio’s “Entity.” However – and let’s be honest here — nothing beats The Bedford™, especially not when teamed up with Roman Messer and remixed by Alex M.O.R.P.H. ❤

In other news (and rants) I started working on my OBS overlay tool again, and while JavaScript (well, its ecosystem mostly) is still driving me nuts, I have a number of ideas that I will be working on in the next weeks, I think… some things will make my life easier, and something will make your experience a bit better, I hope. But, we’ll see!

I’m also thinking about what to do with the show at the end of September that I’m not going to be able to play (because I’ll be on vacation again)… there’s a national holiday following my vacation and if the weather is nice, who knows, maybe I’ll take the new setup outside? I guess the weather will have a rather large say in this… 😄

Anyway, the next show is going to be next week, on Wednesday, the 6th of September, at 19:00 CEST! Don’t miss it!

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Lunch Trance – 2023-08-23 – Newsflash

So… as I’m getting more and more into the groove of setting things up, some old habits are creeping back in: I have once again forgotten to hit that 🔴 button! 😢

Which means that I can only tell you about the nice tracks I have played for you today and you have (almost) no way of making sure I’m actually telling the truth! 😄

The only way to verify the niceness of all the tracks I played is now the playlist, and while the setup and the show itself ran flawlessly (well, almost, the Browser source for the overlay froze once — it has never done that before), the real kicker came after the show when I wanted to prepare this blog post: somebody over at decided that the “html” output formatter was now considered an “extra” feature that had to be enabled during the build and the Homebrew people are apparently not considering these extra features worthy of their energy so I suddenly found myself unable to create the playlist table! My initial reaction was 😠, followed by 😡, and then I simply went to bed. This morning I whipped up 10 lines of shell script that will probably do that job from now on… or maybe I’ll integrate it into my playlist export? 🤔 I’ll figure something out!

Anyway. This week’s Favourite of the Week was already with us last week — and it was already mentioned as a contender for the Favourite of the Week — and as none of the new tracks made a comparable impression on me this week, I still get to pick it! This week’s Favourite of the Week, dear listeners and readers: Andrew Beyer, Gabriel & Dresden, and Sub Teal’s “Other Eye!” ❤

Unfortunately you cannot download the show anywhere but you may take a peek at the playlist:

00:00:00SolarstoneSeven Cities (DIM3NSION & DJ Nano Remix)
00:06:16D.O.DSo Much in Love (Armin van Buuren Remix)
00:10:17Ilan Bluestone, Oliver SmithBlue Eagle
00:14:44Andrew Beyer, Gabriel & Dresden, Sub TealOther Eye
00:20:18Energy 52Cafe Del Mar (Cosmic Boys Remix)
00:24:37Chakra, The Space BrothersI Am (atDusk Remix)
00:29:10Jean Luc, Nick JayAyla 2023
00:31:47Ben GoldLlévame A La Playa (Ciaran McAuley Remix)
00:36:33James DymondLayan Bay
00:42:19Tony De VitThe Dawn (Mark Sherry Remix)
00:48:20Armin van BuurenSpace Case
00:52:16Cold BluePath Control
00:58:19DriftmoonFeel the Waves
01:02:27Allen WattsSpectral
01:06:48Dash Berlin, DubVision, Emma HewittTime After Time (Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
01:08:48LostlyThat Next Place
01:12:31Mark SherryTriquetra (Peetu S Remix)
01:17:19Tony De VitDon’t Ever Stop (BK Remix)
01:22:21Stoneface & TerminalAccess
01:26:10DJ Sakin, Talla 2XLCNomansland (David’s Song)
01:31:00Tom ExoBright Star
01:35:35Pete DeleteSapo (Find the Frog)
01:40:01Craig ConnellyNathan’s Song
01:46:12AsteroidFlow State
01:51:43Falling Off Maps, Simon PattersonThe Neon Cross
01:56:28Ana Criado, Raz NitzanMeet Again (Ferry Tayle Mix)
02:00:49LostlyAs You Leave
02:04:26Marty Cassidy, Renegade SystemBuck Wine
02:08:07Andy NewtzWhen It’s Time
02:12:45B-Stylezz, Le ShuukKonje
02:15:41Paul DentonCurtain Twitcher

Lunch Trance – 2023-08-16 – Newsflash

Setup was relaxed, the Windows machine did not misbehave, and the show started off with a number of real bangers! At some point some people even got a conversation going that lasted until the end of the show! 😍

I do have quite some trouble picking a Favourite of the Week today… and there’s a lot of choices! I loved “A Trillion Suns” by Daniel Skyver, the new single “Other Eye” by Gabriel & Dresden, Andrew Beyer, and the lovely voice of Sub Teal is just ❤, and then there also was “Flow State” by Asteroid which caught my eye ear. In the end I settled for this track, and not only because of the memories that connect me (and apparently other people who were watching today ❤) to Nitrous Oxide which were one of the first trance producers that made a long-lasting impression on me (“North Pole” is still one of my most favourite tracks of, like, ever): “Naga Viper” by Nitrous Oxide and Boom Jinx. Love it!

I’m sure you will agree once you listen to it:
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Lunch Trance – 2023-08-09 – Newsflash

Today’s show was foreshadowed by a bluescreen during setup, and that’s not a good sign. And indeed, the Windows PC spontaneously decided to reboot in the middle of the show. How could I ever expect shit to simply work? 🤷

And then it was also the shortest episode of my show that I can remember, not even 90 minutes! The charts are really moving slow this week, eh?

Anyway. I do have a Favourite of the Week to tell you about. It’s a lovely track that goes by the name of “Exactly,” it has been created by John O’Callaghan and Bryan Kearney, and Sam WOLFE did a wonderful remix of it!

As usual, you don’t have to believe me, you can verify everything I said right here:

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Lunch Trance – 2023-08-02 – Newsflash

Another month has gone by, just like that, and setting up this show with the current equipment is getting more and more relaxed even though I was cutting it awfully close today. Everything worked out perfectly, though, with not a minute to spare!

I’m still a bit exhausted from last weekend’s Evoke so I’mma make it short: This week’s Favourite of the Week is “DivAs” by Artento Divini and Davey Asprey (also known as A.D.D.A.) and onTune.

And in case you agree (or don’t!), here’s the complete show to listen to:

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