Uplifting Mix 2015-10-06

New uplifting mix uploaded today. Massive tracklist, featuring preview of my new track “Bliss”. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

01. Emanuelle Braveri – In The Universe (Akku Remix)
02. Zirenz & Sebastian Montano – Sentinel of Life: AWOT 2015 Anthem (Rene Ablaze Remix)
03. Mar She & DJ T.H – Sun (Akku Remix)
04. Woody Van Eyden & Dan Stone – Chambray (Dan Stone Mix)
05. Mart Sine feat. Andrea Britton – Cast Away (Alex Shevchenko Remix)
06. SMV – Evening Star (Original Mix)
07. Dreamy – A Moment To Remember (Steve Morley Remix)
08. U-Mount – Airliners (Original Mix)
09. Dreamy – Rapid Fire (Original Mix)
10. Anna Lee – Fjords (Delight Remix)
11. Dan Delaforce & Saunders – Razorblade (Alex Phade Remix)
12. Ascania – Folding Space (Original Mix)
13. Etasonic – Isar (Original Mix)
14. DNRJ – Revolution (BluSkay Remix)
15. TrancEye – Jaguar (Original Mix)
16. Emanuele Congeddu & Allam – Redemeer’s Sundown (Etasonic Vocal Mix)
17. Arman Bas – I See Your Face (Akku Remix)
18. Damian Dziechciarek & Luca Dean – Back In Time, Far Away (Skylex Remix)
19. Warmonger – Bliss (Original Mix)

Don’t quite have time to explore XDJ-RX possibilities, but the mixes will be coming sooner or later.

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Top 20’13 Countdown Mix

Merry Christmas everyone! For these of you who didn’t get their present yet or are unsatisfied with the one they got, here’s the mix from me. Best 20 tunes of 2013, sorted in ascending order. This is my 8th yearmix and probably one of the best ones. Full on trance!

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Unfortunatelly countdown mix can’t be mixed in key totally, but I did my best and hope you’ll love the result. Here it is:

Tracklist

20. Ikerya Project – Full On Acid (Marian Closca Remix)
19. French Skies – Blaster (Original Mix)
18. Jonathan Carvajal – Rawkoholic (Darren Porter Remix)
17. Abandoned Rainbow feat. Emilia Bartosz – Standing In The Rain (Vocal Mix)
16. E.T Project – Forgotten Dreams (French Skies Emotional Remix)
15. Nymark & Dryden – Indigo Skies (Original Mix)
14. Darren Porter – Talisman (Original Mix)
13. Ben’Yala – One4ty (Original Mix)
12. Conrad Winged & Ascania – Mona Lisa (Martin Libsen remix)
11. Angry Man – Mescaline (Original Mix)
10. tranzLift vs. O.B.M Notion – Lightness (Original Mix)
09. TrancEye – In The Air (Original Mix)
08. Ikerya Project – Ikerya On Acid (Original Mix)
07. Dreamy – Amphora (Jimmy Chou Remix)
06. BluEye – Angels & Demons (Original Mix)
05. The Thrillseekers feat. Stine Grove – Anywhere With You (Solarstone Pure Mix)
04. Craig Connelly & Christina Novelli- Black Hole (Original Mix)
03. Dreamy – Akira (TrancEye Remix)
02. Random X – Principia (Original Dub Mix)
01. System F – Spaceman (Space Raven 2013 Remix)

Listen at Mixcloud

http://www.mixcloud.com/Warmonger/top-2013-countdown-mix/

Download from 4shared

http://www.4shared.com/mp3/iVADzq3g/Warmonger_-_Top2013_Countdown_.html?

And now some thoughts about the past year

  • As you can see (or hear) from the tracklist, there are a lot of techy tunes in there. Psy trance becomes very popular and just better and more varied that it used to be few years ago. There are little of progressive sounds in the mix and no real hard trance / hard house trance as well – but that depends of what and who I follow at the time. There are just way too many tunes to ever check them all.
  • Many talented artists emerged. To name a few: Dreamy, Jimmy Chou, Ascania, Harmonic Rush, Adam Ellis, Ben’Yala, Abandoned Rainbow, O.B.M. Notion, Marcelo Chagra. Allen & Envy have united to provide endless stream of heavy banging trance. I wonder how could I not heard of French Skies or Ico before, they are amazing. Check them all if you didn’t already πŸ™‚
  • It’s been good year for me, as well. Finally met people who shared similiar interest. back then in 2006 when I started, I didn’t know ANYONE who enjoyed trance in person. Now everybody and their dog is DJ and producer, so I get the chance to share my music with some audience. Finally started playing live, so far only as a practice. Also, finished 4 productions in total. Each of them is better than previous. Every next tune and mix gets more interest, so soon I may come back to glory from 2007-2008. 2014 will belong to me }8). Now back to work.

First live performance

On last week I had a chance to show off my music (not the skills) to some audience, playing live from decks.

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I can’t tell you the mix is any good, Β moreover it was recorded in mono. But beginnings are hard πŸ˜› Back in 2006 I also entered UKTA DJ Contest and got honorable last place, but only next year I already launched my own radioshow. Always move forward.

And here it is:

http://www.mixcloud.com/Warmonger/live-edm-day-amplitron-29102013/

01. Warmonger – Inverse The Universe (Original Mix)
02. Eddie Bitar – Kaboom (Robbie van Doe Remix)
03. Nymark & Dryden – Indigo Skies (Original Mix)
04. Warmonger – Moonspeak (Original Mix)
05. System F – Spaceman (Space Raven 2013 Remix)
06. Tasso UK – Bedda (Daniel Skyver Remix)
07. Running Man – Immersion (Alternative Mix)
08. TrancEye – In The Air (Original Mix)

Ok, enough for now. Some really massive promo mix coming later, stay tuned.

Inverse The Universe – new tune is up!

Β It took me only 3 weeks to complete this one. It’s up for everyone to listen and review, however this is not the final version. I’m hoping to improve it a little bit before sending to label. Looking froward to hear your opinions πŸ™‚

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This track is space-themed, typical trancer with a very special twist. I’m very satisfied with final melody progression It turned out very different than I planned, but for that reason it’s interesting. Also, mixdown and mastering on this one got major improvement over last tune, Primal, now finally sounds right and so professional. I think I’ll stay at these settings not to overdo it. Too much mastering can be as bad as too little. Anyway, here it is:

While composing this tune, I had quite a long list of trance classics as a reference, both old and brand new.

  • 00.db – Oxygene (Original Mix)
  • Ace Da Brain – Trinity (Liquid Mix)
  • Alexei Zakharov – Chrome (Terrafusion Remix)
  • Arksun – Arisen
  • Basic Dawn – Pure Thrust (NU-Nrg remix)
  • Bot Cipryan – Astral Breeze (Rozza Remix)
  • Davy Walker – Submerge
  • Dreamy – Akira (TrancEye Remix)
  • Elude – Purgatory (Ian Betts Mix)
  • Falkon & Fairlite – Moonfish (Samuelzone’s Damn Damage Mix)
  • Fanatic Emotions – Dance In Wonderland (Original Mix)
  • Li Kwan – Point Zero (Original Extended Mix)
  • Luke Warner & Matt Church – Perfect Dream (Big Kev Remix)
  • Santoz – Lost Segment (Original Mix)
  • Steve Bengaln – Correlation (Classic Mix)
  • Substorm – Arashi (Moonrising Club Mix)
  • The Thrillseekers – New Life (Lange Mix)
  • Trance Arts – Human Spirit (Original Mix)
  • Witness Of Wonder – Emotions In Motion (Original Mix)
  • ZirenZ – Edge of Space (Whiteroom Remix)
  • Brisky – Celestial (Original Mix)

Just give them a try if you didn’t already. Tons of awesome tunes. Most of them share this empty, unreal space feel. There are also some more melodic tracks to keep things interesting. Finally I ended up somewhere between Santoz- Lost Segment and Basic dawn – Pure Thrust, I think, but with modern elements such as drastic drops and groovy percussion. Still, just a month ago I had no idea where this tune will end up. It was quite an interesting experience to hear amazing melody arising from random chord manipulations. Hopefully the result will be memorable and successful.

I already plan the next production, still staying in the outer space. The track will be called Moonspeak and the title is meaningful here. I tell you that because it always is, in fact. Expect the unexpected (:

Warmonger – Primal is ready

Well, the tune has been finished for exactly a month now, to be honest. Either way, You didn’t have a chance to hear it yet. So here it is.

It is not common to have melodic trance with celtic polka motiffs, but it works and does it well. Certainly my best production to date.

There will be more of course, once I finish the Supersaw 2 Synth already used for this track. The next tune will be named “Inverse The Universe”, more typical and energetic trance.

Spring Mix 2013

It’s the same time every year – first day of spring! Although quick look through the window doesn’t reveal any signs of upcoming season, I decided to share the mix anyway. The music is more important than some minor weather anomalies.

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Warmonger – Spring Mix 2013 by Warmonger on Mixcloud

This edition is probably the most chilled, downtempo mix so far, which is good. There are also some great progressive, melodic tracks and uplifters to follow. The excessive number of chillout tracks made it really a challenge to mix, but I hope it was worth it.

Make sure to check full version of my single “Nice”, it’s the first time it’s ever played in full in public. It’s just crazy uplifter over-the-top.

Tracklist

01. Soundlift – Savage Islands
02. Frost Fact – Heartache Original (Chillout Mix)
03. Damian Wasse – The Life Has Not Ended
04. Platinum Butterfly – New Day
05. Dione – Cloud Atlas
06. Emma Hewitt – Crucify (Zetandel Chillout Remix)
07. Seven24 & Soty feat. R.I.B. – Perfect Day
08. Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Radar Detector Remix)
09. Snow Flakes & Rishabh Joshi feat. Ekatherina April – Kiss The Night (Oren Chill Out Mix)
10. Cathy Burton – Go The Distance (Bryan Milton Remix)
11. NDS & Blue vs Spark7 – Senses (Orbion Remix)
12. Blugazer – Sunset Over Simplicity
13. Erik Iker – Deep Green
14. Aku & Ghazaly vs. Matt Bukovski – Reflections (Orbion Remix)
15. Dmitry Glushkov – My Melody
16. Talamanca & Velden feat. Isa Bell – One Embrace (Pierre In The Air Remix)
17. Estiva – Smiley Smilesworth
18. Emma Hewitt – This Picture (Marlo Remix)
19. Rospy – Impatient Glance (Anden State Remix)
20. Alex Wright – Revelation
21. The Thrillseekers feat. Stine Grove – Anywhere With You (Solarstone Pure Mix)
22. Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani – Falcons (Giuseppe Ottaviani Onair Mix)
23. Dj Geri – Clear Sky
24. Aerial State – Violins and Fantasies
25. Vangelis – Hymne (Cymatics Emotional Remix)
26. Warmonger – Nice
27. Haris C – Time To Say Goodbye (Sly One vs. Jurrane Remix)
28. Space Raven – The Leaving Dove (Original Alternate Ending Mix)

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Enjoy the mix. And enjoy the spring very soon.

I’ve got quite a lot of plans for the following weeks – including Supersaw 2 synth, another production, tribute mix, real DJ decks and even my master thesis that may be related to sound – so much to do :). Keep in touch.

Warmonger – Nice is ready

My third track is finished and ready to play πŸ™‚ Now I’m trying to promote it and get the tune signed. This is not easy at all.

When making this, I tried to follow a number of good old trance classics. In fact, I always do and always end up somewhere else, but this time the outcome is exactly as expected. These tunes inspired me in particular:

Ace Da Brain – Magic Waters
Ace Da Brain – Trinity (Aerial mix)
Cape Town – Proglifter
First State – First State
Gouryella – Ligaya
New Energy – Take Your Air (Nu-Nrg Extended Mix)
The Quest – C Sharp

So, only the big and the biggest hits πŸ˜‰ Let me know if you can recognize familiar sounds.

As a wannabe audio engineer, I try to do everything myself – including Supersaw 2 synth used in several places. Another topic is mastering. If you compare 2012 sound with 2003-2006, you will notice huge difference. Tunes back then were clearer. Nowdays they are just over the top and, while everything has massive bang-bang bassline, melody got lost in favour of smashing and overcompressed beats. I would like to keep stuff harmonic and balanced, though.

In the end, Ace da Brain had totaly screwed mastering and audio quality, but his tunes are all-time classics. It is melody and flow that matter and the rhytm itself won’t make tune out of few random bass synths.

What are the plans for next?

Once i sorted out pretty much all aspects of tune composition, that is bassline (!), melody, percussion, flow, FX and mastering, I can do that with every next track. And I will do πŸ™‚ Wish me luck.

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