Lunch Trance – 2024-02-07 – Newsflash

Alright, February has kicked off, and we’re off to a good start!

The releases that stood out for me this week were:

  • Steve Dekay, “Twilight Rave”
  • Nitrous Oxide and Katie Marne, “Stay”
  • Davey Asprey’s remix of Kosheen’s “Catch”

And of course there was the Favourite of the Week! By Emma Hewitt, Ilan Bluestone, and Maor Levi, together under the name of Elysian, this is “Light Years.”

If you missed everything but the last three tracks, here’s your chance to listen to the 30 or so tracks that preceded the last three tracks:

The next show will be on Tuesday, February 13, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1. I can’t stress this enough, it’s going to be one day earlier than usual! Don’t miss it by being a doofus!

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Lunch Trance – 2024-01-31 – Newsflash

Well, say goodbye to January, everyone! That’s roughly 8.5% of the year gone. Don’t be all surprised when the next End of the Year mix is being announced!

And it’s probably going to be another massive one. This January alone will add 16 tracks to it… if that continues, the next mix will have roughly 200 tracks and will last for… uhm… 16 hours? Oh boy, I don’t think I could survive that. 😄

All the tracks can be checked out below in the playlist, and I’m going to give a special mention to one or two of the tracks, plus there’s going to be another Favourite of the Week, too. One track I really liked (and that made my admin interface crash 😂), was “Is It Trance?” by David Forbes. It’s most definitely on the border line somewhere between trance and techno but dang, it slaps. Then there was a flashback to L.A. Style with Indecent Noise’s “JK Is Dead,” and John Askew remixed “Save Me” by BT and Christian Burns. The Favourite of the Week, however, is this gem: “Crimson Moon” by Cris Grey and Parnassvs! Check it out right here:

The whole show is, as usual, available right here:

The next show will be on Wednesday, February 7, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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Lunch Trance – 2024-01-24 – Newsflash

January is progressing quite nicely, one more show to go and then we’re already deep in February territory!

But first we need to get January over with. So… what did we have? As so often, many great tracks, and the playlist below has all the details.

The Favourite of the Week is by an apparently brand-new artist named Mark Wilks, and the track is called “Deepest Truth.” Check it out below!

The whole show is being kept fresh and waits for you to press that button:

The next show will be on Wednesday, January 31, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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Lunch Trance – 2024-01-17 – Newsflash

It’s Wednesday, my dudes.
Time for me to play some tunes.
You don’t want to miss that.

Image of Sokka (from the Avatar – Legend of Aang TV series) counting syllables on his fingers after fucking up in the Haiku duel with Madame Macmu-Ling.
What a remarkable oaf.

Okay, time to move on!

The new year is starting to shape up nicely, and I’m already looking forward to this year’s End of the Year mix! Well, talk about anticipation… 😄

First things first, though: this week! What did we have? Lots of stuff. Check the playlist below! For the Favourite of the Week, I picked this track: “Why So Serious” by Diandra Faye and Roman Messer.

You can listen to the other tracks without it being Wednesday if you hit the play button right below:

The next show will be on Wednesday, January 24, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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Lunch Trance – 2024-01-10 – Newsflash

It seems the change of the year has finally caught up with us, or have we caught up with the change of the year?

Either way, there were only six new tracks I could present to you today. A special shoutout needs to go to a track that debuted last week on my show, the 2023 Remastered Version of Lost Knowledge’s “Delirium” — somehow this track managed to totally slip by me unnoticed. Great track!

And there is another track which deserves a special mention, because it somehow was very much not like the other tracks, and not in an annoying way but it an unexpected and rather good way. I have to admit, I did not expect to play… uh… trance rap in my show? But yes, “Run” by Vizionn was pretty cool, too.

However, I am old and set in my ways so of course this week’s Favourite of the Week is the new release “Release” by Nhato. 😄

The rest of the tracks are good, too, make no mistake! And here you can listen to them yourself:

The next show will be on Wednesday, January 17, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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Lunch Trance – 2024-01-03 – Newsflash

First things first.

Happy New Year! May you 2024 be the best year that has ever happened to you!

My 2024 started quite relaxed, I stayed at home, there were food and movies and loved ones, I couldn’t really ask for anything more.❤ I hope your New Year’s Day was just as relaxing as mine.

Alright, enough of that, let’s get back to business. The ever-important business of enjoying great new trance tunes, that is!

Today’s show was very mixed; half of the tracks were from last year! 😀

Okay, okay, I’ll stop fooling around. There was a bunch of great new tracks this week, such as “You” by Asteroid, “Butterfly” by Sam Laxton, Kevin Krissen, Milan Gavris, and Techno Cats released a cover version of “In and Out of Love” (by nobody else than Sharon den Adel and Armin van Buuren), Scot Project released a new EP, containing “C3 (Celestial),” “M2 (Make Me Feel),” and “Y2 (Yeah Yeah),” there was the SUPERSTRINGS remix of “Soundpiercing” by Prototype, and Nu Spirit contributed the Favourite of the Week: “Rise of the Phoenix.”

So, there you have it. 2024 has begun, and I expect there to be many, many great new tracks! I’m almost already looking forward to this year’s End of the Year mix… 😆 but first let’s get this week’s episode going. Hit the button below!

The next show will be on Wednesday, January 10, at 19:00 CET/UTC+1.

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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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