Most of the set was 21st century jungle, but a big moment for me was hearing Jump MkII by Studio Pressure (aka Photek) in a club for the first time. Says it all that it held its own among all the newer sounds without any trouble, what a track.
I was back at CIRCUS Shibuya on Saturday night to see Tim Reaper, who was playing his first ever Tokyo set. Still not convinced by CIRCUS as a venue but the sound system just about handled the bass, and the set was absolute quality from start to finish.
A few moments from the set here: https://youtu.be/UF32uIkwHNk
@Sherkel You know me too well! Make that 2052 though, I've got at least one other to try before that.
Originally the plan was to stream a TYFTH set this weekend - I have a set just about planned, but I'm waiting to get the mastered version of one track. Hopefully it'll be coming soon, in the meantime I'll tinker with the other one and a couple of my tracks that are in the works.
Mentioning Shimo and Sphaera's Betwixt tribute (https://soundcloud.com/shimohisae/shimo-hisae-sphaeras-mix-in-memory-of-betwixt-between) has reinspired me to work on a remix that Betwixt and I talked about doing together. The original is an acid trance track from the mid 90s, but I'm not sure how/if it'll translate to 160bpm or so...
@Sherkel I'd recommend it! It took me a while to accept I was never going to solve the puzzle this time. Things are a lot more promising now I chopped that set up!
I finally realised why this FINRG set has been driving me mad - I've been trying to fit at least two different sets into one for the past couple of months. Now it'll be on the heavier side to start, and more melodic later on with some brand new stuff and a promo or two.
The other set will focus on NRG, but it's on pause for now.
As well as all that, the amount of new and old jungle releases these days means I really will have to get my act together and start mixing again. The latest track (of many) to remind me was Lost 2 on Orca's The Lost Tapes album: https://deepjungle.bandcamp.com/track/orca-lost-2
All over the place with the mixing at the moment - the planned FINRG/streamed set might have a totally new intro, while it seems like I'm now working on a short 'demo' style set at the same time. Also will be able to get some production done tomorrow, for the first time in months. Better than not having enough ideas, at least?
Set update - I'm not able to stream at the moment, so for now this will be a 'studio set' for FINRG. If I can fix my setup in time there'll be a streamed version too, which is quite possible as I'm still a long way from finished.
So far it's 100% made up of tracks I've never played before, but the majority will still be oldies, of course. NRG to freeform is the plan again, but it might be a long one as I'm all over the place, bpm-wise.
There's still a set in the works by the way, but it was held up by other things for a couple of months. There'll hopefully even be some TYFTH posting action again soon, too.
Great track here from the upcoming Global Sect album - not convinced by the voice samples but otherwise it's one to build a higher bpm goa set set around for sure.
First time hearing this Lab4 track, thanks to Shimo - totally agree with her that it sounds more like RaverRose in places.
About time for another stand-alone track - brings back memories of ending one of my favourite CODEX sets with this at 175bpm.
@Sherkel The odds are looking good for an April set, so there should be some streaming soon(ish)!
Been a quiet time for a week or so, mostly thanks to some fun behind the scenes music stuff. For now here's something smaller - Proteus' NRGetic Romancer set had been blocked on YT, but it's back up now with the copyrighted stuff removed.
Not the cleanest audio, but if you want to hear what it was really like at a Romancer event these recordings do a pretty good job. A great set from Proteus too, of course.
@Sherkel I hadn't seen this before, thanks a million! Those previews were really nice but I found another release that's even more my thing. No previews on the site but it's on bandcamp: https://asc77.bandcamp.com/album/ideasthesia
That's enough reason for Psychokinesis to be the stand-alone track for this week: https://youtu.be/PCMSv1ou87k
No freeform in this one, but a quality themed release from Mellow Sonic here. With all the Exemia recently I especially enjoyed the 1985 mix, while the 23rd Century mix could easily have turned into one of Mellow Sonic's hybrid freeform tracks.
Bear with me - music's happening but Other Things have had to take priority for a while. Got the start and some middle bits of a set, and that'll be the eventual next stream - still aiming for this month.