Lunch Trance – 2023-12-30 – End of the Year

And there it finally is, the last show of the year. Also, the longest show of the year. And the longest show of all shows in the history of shows! Well, of my shows at least…

I took my track management tool, selected all tracks that I have added in 2023 and that have a ★★★★ or ★★★★★ rating, and put them into their own playlist, and there were 163 (one hundred and sixty-three) tracks in that playlist. The show lasted for a bit longer than 12 (twelve) hours, and my feet are a bit ouchy now.

After the show I started with all the post-show processing, and the first thing I do after starting the encoding of the MP3 is to get the playlist from my DJ tool. I switched to the browser tab, opened the “History” section and confidently pressed the “Reset” button, you know, the one with the trash can on it, because that reloads the playlist from the server.

Does that make sense? No. No, it does not. What does make sense, though, is that that button deletes the playlist from the server.

So… yeah. I have a recording but it will not have a playlist in it… yet. I will probably go through the whole file and manually extract the timestamps for all the tracks, but not today. (Edit: the timestamps have been fixed, both on Mixcloud and the playlist below.)

The next show is going to be a regular show again, the first show of the new year! Tune in on Wednesday, January 3rd, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1!

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Lunch Trance – 2023-12-27 – Newsflash

Last regular show of the year! Nobody was hurt, lots of good music was instead heard, a new follower enlarged the herd, and… uh… yes. Good show all around, everybody, well done!

Wait. “Last regular” show? That feels like an unnecessary qualifier… unless…

A very surprised-looking bunny wearing headphones.

I mean, it’s not that much of a surprise, really… little Midjourney Bunny, I have been telling people about this for a week now! Please pay attention in the future, okay?

So, on this Saturday, December 30, I will play a roughly 12-hour set with all the tracks of 2023 that I liked. Yes, 12 hours, that is not a typo. I mean, I don’t actually know how long it’s really going to be, I just know that I have a metric shit ton of tracks that I need to play, and as I have been playing 100 tracks multiple times in the past I kind of extrapolated from that.

The following track will also have to be added to that playlist, and I’m shuddering in view of the consequences… but, oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do. This week’s Favourite of the Week is XiJaro & Pitch’s remix of Dicosis’s & Crooked Bangs’ track “Walking on Water.”

Saturday’s show will be huge but until then you have to listen to this normal-sized episode. You’ll manage. 🙂

The nest show is going to be this Saturday, December 30, 2023, starting early at 10:00 CET/UTC+1! We’ll start off with some Breakfast Trance, go on to some nice Lunch Trance and will over the course of day pass along the Coffee & Cake Trance until we finally reach Dinner Trance! Do not miss that!

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Lunch Trance – 2023-12-20 – Newsflash

Even so short before the end of the year, nothing in the world seems to be really slowing down, especially the trance releases, apparently!

There were new releases by DT8 Project, Darren Porter, Rinaly, David Rust, Sunny Lax, Kamaya Painters, Ben Hemsley, Temple One, Alex M.O.R.P.H., and a whole bunch of others! Only one track can win the widely coveted (it’s true, I read it on the internet!) Favourite of the Week Award, though, and this week it is this one:

Today was the last Wednesday before Christmas, but it was not the last Wednesday of the year, and so I will be back next week. I will also probably play an End of the Year show on the 30th, for a whole whopping 8 hours, or something like that. You know, the usual “100 tracks” length of show.

But first, listen to today’s show to learn what you have missed:

I will be back next week at the usual spot, Wednesday, December 27, 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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Lunch Trance – 2023-12-13 – Newsflash

How does that even work, that every week there are so many good tracks to play? Where do all these tracks come from? Why are there still people around who manage to create awesome tracks, apparently week after week after week after week? I have no idea how that even works… but I’ll accept it.

The show started off great with a couple of vocal tracks, e.g. the Genix remix by OceanLab’s “Beautiful Together,” Alex Sonata & TheRio released “Drifting Light,” we heard “Radiant” again (by David Frank, Farius, and Ruben de Ronde), and we got a recap of Above & Beyond’s own remix of OceanLab’s “Satellite,” for good measure. 😄

Another very good vocal track followed a bit later, Christopher Corrigan’s remix of “Stay” by Jennifer Rene and SMR LVE, and Armour by Audrey Gallagher and Ciaran McAuley (remixed by David Forbes) doesn’t have to hide, either.

But there were also very good tracks without vocals (how is that even possible?!), such as Doppenberg’s “After All These Years,” Fiji by Atlantis and remixed by Allan Morrow, the Asteroid remix of Stoneface & Terminal’s “North Cape,” the Will Rees remix of “Come Closer” by Blue Serigala, and… you know what? Just listen to the damn show. 😄

As the Favourite of the Week I have picked this track: “Everything Is Energy” by Metta & Glyde. It was already very good last week, and it didn’t lose any of that.

So, now it’s your turn, listen to the show, and maybe tell me which tracks you liked? 👉👈

I will be back next week at the usual spot, Wednesday, December 20, 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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Lunch Trance – 2023-12-06 – Newsflash

Another week, another important decision! Which track will be this week’s Favourite of the Week? I do have a track in mind but it would be a bit of a deviation…

Anyway. We heard a good number of great tracks today, and I am going to mention some of them, like “Radiant” by David Frank, Farius, and Ruben de Ronde, or “Feels Like Home” by Alex Sonata & TheRio, the Asteroid remix of “Atlas” by Inversed and Kinetica, Northern Storm’s third release “Starburst,” Allan Morrow’s remix of Atlantis’s “Fiji,” or what about “Don’t Say” by Allen & Envy and Victoriya, remixed by Ciaran McAuley? Also a great track! Victor Ruiz also had a remix in the show, of Christian Smith’s “Sleeptalker,” and Paul Denton broughts his new track “Global Consciousness,” and then there also was “Everything Is Energy” by Metta & Glyde.

All of these are great tracks, so why am I complaining once again? Of course it’s — also once again — not easy to make a decision but my actual current favourite is a bit of an outlier. You see, until now the source of all the tracks I played were Beatport’s Trance charts but this track is not in the Trance charts at all! It does sounds trance-adjacent enough, though, that I decided to include it anyway, because it’s my show and I can do what I want. 😆

So, less talky, more Favourite of the Weeky!

So, yes, a remix of an old classic, Tomcraft’s “Loneliness,” put into a new (and very cute!) dress by Hardwell and DJs from Mars. Nicely done! However, calling a 3:38 track “Extended Mix” is a bit of a stretch, if you ask me… 🤣

Anyway, thanks to my new, flashing Record Button Reminder thingy, you can now listen to the show again:

I will be back next week at the usual spot, Wednesday, December 13, 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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