Lunch Trance – 2023-09-20 – Newsflash

Oh boy, rarely have I been so excited to play a show as I have been this week, after having finished the excruciating work on my overlay tool in order to bring you a new feature: cover art! 🥳

I used to type artist and title information by hand but now that cover art URLs have joined the fray, that is growing to be quite impractical; those URLs are long and unwieldy. I created a “crate” section in my admin interface where I could import all the records I plan to play (e.g. a JSON snippet generated by my chart generation tool) which would then allow me with the push of a button to transfer the data over to the text fields that are used to send the data to the backend, updating the overlay. I have to report that this worked flawlessly and without a single issue, except for my muscle memory… you see, I had to change the layout a bit to make it fit on the screen I’m using while playing and now everything is in the wrong location… 😄

However, absolutely in the right location was mayor — after his raid! Thank you very much, mate, and it was a pity that we didn’t get to meet in Bremen at Nordlicht!

So, let’s see what I have picked as Favourite of the Week tonight… last week’s Favourite was still a banger this week and we have a couple of new tracks entering the race! There was “Beachbreeze (Remember the Summer)” by Jan Johnston, Svenson & Gielen, remixed by David Forbes, and a new track by 0Gravity and Lucas Deyong named “Kamehameha,” and then there was “A Moment of Melancholy” by HIGHLANDR and remixed by Cold Blue, and there was Emma Hewitt’s and Roman Messer’s “Fallen” which I still like very much, and you can already see this isn’t easy, and then there was also “Rapture” by Asteroid (which I already mentioned last week), but I think this week’s Favourite of the Week absolutely has to be this track by Hel:sløwed and Amber Revival: “If You Only Knew.”

Luckily I pressed the 🔴 button about 10 seconds before the show started so you can now enjoy the show again right here. And be sure to make it last because there won’t be a show next week (as I will be on vacation) but maybe I’ll squeeze in an extra show when I’m back because there’s a national holiday coming up on October 3rd. Let’s see!

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Lunch Trance – 2023-09-13 – Newsflash

Another Wednesday, another show! Setup was hassle-free, and the show itself went by without any issues. Exactly how I like it. 🙂

And we had a bunch of lovely tracks tonight! Asteroid have a new single out, called “Rapture,” and it’s the bee’s knees! Ilan Bluestone has released his take on Chicane’s “Saltwater” (with the lovely voice of Moya Brennan), The Blizzward’s “Kalopsia” as remixed by Matt Fax is a wonderful track, and Kenny McAuley gave us “Open Your Mind.” (I tried to find out whether Kenny and Ciaran are related but Discogs have a new homepage which is bordering on unusable so I still don’t know.) However, this week’s Favourite of the Week has to go to Fisherman’s remix of Ferry Corsten’s and Giuseppe Ottaviani’s “Magenta!” What an absolute banger!

And as usual there are many more tracks, you just have to listen to them:

The next show is going to be next week, on Wednesday, the 20th of September, at 19:00 CEST.

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Lunch Trance – 2023-09-06 – Newsflash

If today’s show had a title (other than “Newsflash”), it would be “Lurk Central.” All of today’s conversation fit on a single screen. I loved it! ❤

The other thing I love is summer even though I kind of hate the heat. I still prefer summer over every other season. Fight me! 😄

Anyway, it’s too warm to wrangle many words out of myself so let’s get straight on with it: The Favourite of the Week is — of course — Richard Bedf—wait. I can’t pick him twice, can I? [checks notes] hmm… [consults the law] well, it doesn’t actually say anything about this… [talks to forest spirits] alright, okay then. So, the spirits say that even though I totally could do that, I really shouldn’t. And maybe they are right… so, this week’s Favourite of the Week is this track:

Listen to it and all the others right here:

The next show is going to be next week, on Wednesday, the 13th of September, at 19:00 CEST.

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