Heh, exactly one month ago I played a Top of the Month show, and today I did it again! Thanks to two and a half weeks of vacation I had a free Friday which I had no better idea how to fill than to play a Top of the Month show for you. Lucky you.
The beginning was so troubled with audio problems that I couldn’t even start the show on time. I noticed that Audinate has finally published their Dante Virtual Soundcard software for M1 Macs and I totally had to go and install that immediately. However, due to a naming conflict and Dante’s automatic renaming it managed to get the renamed adapter into a state where I couldn’t rename it anymore… which was bad because now it couldn’t be used which was also bad because that was the one on the streaming computer! So I tried all kinds of things and what fixed it in the end was a bloody Windows reboot. I hate software.
Anyway, the show started 45 minutes late but no further problems were encountered. It again went on for almost 8 hours and my feet still hurt after playing that long. Still worth it!
The next show is going to be a Top of the Week show on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1. The next Top of the Month might be on Friday, April 1st, at 11:00 CET/UTC+1 but that’s not 100% fixed yet. Watch this space for more information!
The last week has been quite busy for me; I will be – starting tomorrow – on vacation until the end of the month and there were a lot of things to tidy up at work. Nevertheless the trance charts don’t stand still and so there were 24 new entries to present this week!
Due to my vacation the next show is going to be a Top of the Month show on this Friday, March 18th, 2022, 11:00 CET/UTC+1. The regular Top of the Week show will return next week, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.
Remember last week when there was very little movement in the charts? Well, that was last week. This week half of the tracks have been kicked out and replaced by brand new tracks. Yes, 25 new entries this week!
And even at the top there was quite some movement. Two of the top 4 tracks were as far down as #30 last week, and last week’s #7 even dropped down to #36! And finally, Tinlicker used all the commotion to re-enter the Top 20 at #19. Sneaky!
The next Top of the Week show is going to be next Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, 19:00 CET/UTC+1.
This week (well, last week, really) was a week of slow movement, so there were only five new entries but six re-entries. Crazy shit! And Tinlicker dropped from #24 to #25 which surely means that it’s going to leave us very soon, right? Right?
The next Top of the Week show is going to be next Wednesday, March 9th, 2022, 19:00 CET/UTC+1.
No audio problems this week and a whole bunch of new tracks again! Tinlicker – for some reason – is back up to #24 and I discovered a bug in the spreadsheet that I use to print the week’s playlist (for taking notes and stuff); nothing that kept the episode from being great, though.
The next Top of the Week show is going to be next Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, 19:00 CET/UTC+1.
It has really been a while since I played the last Top of the Month show and I have kind of forgotten how much fun they are… so I hope that in future I will be able to persuade myself to do one each month albeit probably not on a Friday again but during the weekend.
And I managed to play all of the Top 99 tracks of January! Conveniently the only track of the Top 100 that I don’t like at all and thus didn’t play was actually #100 of January’s charts so no big loss there.
And then I got raided by nobody else than mayor himself, and he brought along nobody else than Martin Drake! Thank you two very much for dropping by!
The next show is going to be a Top of the Week show on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1. The next Top of the Month in going to be in March (obviously, duh) but I have no clue yet as to a specific date. Just keep watching this space, or show up during the Top of the Week shows because I will most definitely mention it there!
Another great episode of Top of the Week, many new tracks but it started off with some technical problems as some part of the audio chain running on Windows decided to not properly do its job and instead deliver a horrible experience for my listeners. After two kicks against various shins the show could then finally proceed… so if you had to suffer through multiple stream restarts and bad audio you should definitely listen to the while thing in pristine quality again:
Now, I have a day off on Friday because I need to do some stuff early in the morning but I thought that after that I could play the first Top of the Month show of this year… I’m really looking forward to that, it’s been quite a while since I played one of these and for various reasons I do enjoy them differently than the weekly shows. I have no idea whether I will be able to play further shows on Fridays or whether I will need to use the weekend though with no demoparties to go to I could probably take off one day each month…
So, the next show is a Top of the Month and it’s on Friday, February 18th, 2022, 11:00 CET/UTC+1 (not a typo, 11 in the morning, where do you think the name “lunch trance” comes from?). The next Top of the Week show is going to be next Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, 19:00 CET/UTC+1, as per usual.