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Mix: xtalline sunshine ~
spring-loaded progressive & psytrance

21 February 2013

IMG_5728_square_med Bouncy progressive trance and psytrance to put a spring in your step and sunshine in your soul… Gradually evolving from 135 to 145 bpm, taking you from morning to evening in one CD-length mix 🙂

Sorry it’s been so long since my last promo mix. I actually did this one almost exactly a year ago, but for various reasons (not very good ones) it’s been languishing on my hard disk since then. But as the sun re-emerges from its winter hibernation, it’s time to let it loose. I find it’s particularly good for driving on a sunny day, but I’m sure you’ll find other uses for it… enjoy!

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# Artist Title Label
1 Flowjob Jessica Lee (Motion Drive rx) Iboga Trance
2 Symbolic Crystal Clear Iboga Trance
3 Pop Art Tribalism Trancelucent
4 Double Click & Numb Flashlight Blue Tunes
5 Timelock Xtractor Iboga
6 Pop Art Ilite Blue Tunes
7 Zen Mechanics & Egorythmia Dragonfruit Iboga Trance
8 Avalon ft Sinerider Cruise Control Nano
9 Amd Morning Glory Nano
10 Lucas O’Brien & Eat Static Troglodyte Tip
11 Re:Creation Infinite Expansion Psychoactive
12 Lucas O’Brien & Dickster Dirty Tackle Tip
13 Amd Pretty Trippy Nano
14 Metaphase & DJ Peace The Universe Point Zero


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Mix: Ice Into Fire – A Progressive Epic

22 December 2010

Yeah it’s been too long again since the last promo mix. I hope it’s been worth the wait. Presenting Ice into Fire, an evolving winter warmup mix of progressive house, techno, trance and psytrance.

Happy Christmas everyone!

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# Artist Title Label
1 Sensient Data Kids Zenon
2 Umek Dimentia (Dyno & Alex Di Stefano rx) Mantra Vibes
3 Jerome Isma-Ae & Tomcraft Trouble In The Redlight District Armada
4 Duca & DJ Slater Virada (Phony Orphants rx) Iboga
5 Khainz Edit 42 (Alex Di Stefano & Simone De Caro rx) Echoes
6 Perfect Stranger Living In The Past (Magitman rx) Tribal Vision
7 Perfect Stranger Easy Iboga
8 Flippers Looking For Tribal Vision
9 Yan Oxygen Traitor DP-6
10 David Weed Red Moon Fektive
11 Yotopia Sleepless Hippies Iboga
12 Timmy & Tommy Mix Tape Full Tilt
13 Aerospace Simple Words Blue Tunes
14 Ticon Chicken Shaker (Aerospace rx) Spin Twist

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Artists: Aerospace, Alex Di Stefano, DJ Slater, David Weed, Duca, Dyno, Flippers, Jerome Isma-Ae, Khainz, Magitman, Perfect Stranger, Phony Orphants, Sensient, Simone De Caro, Ticon, Timmy, Tomcraft, Tommy, Umek, Yan Oxygen, Yotopia

Labels: Armada, Blue Tunes, DP-6, Echoes, Fektive, Full Tilt, Iboga, Mantra Vibes, Spin Twist, Tribal Vision, Zenon

Mix: Chilliquid Drum’n’Bliss

4 April 2010

Here’s something a little different for you… laidback deep and progressive dnb, minimal to liquid, designed to soundtrack a sunny day. I didn’t plan it this way (well, I didn’t plan it at all, I never do…) but it’s ended up dominated by just two recently-released EPs: New Blood 010 on Med School, and Lm1’s Blue Mountain EP on Offworld. But perhaps the fact that I’ve built almost a whole mix from them just serves to highlight the quality and variety on offer from those labels at the moment. Between this sort of thing and the twisted psychedelic techstep and neurofunk I’ve been pushing on my shows for a while, the prospects are looking good for a renaissance of inventive and beautiful dnb this year… as is the case with breaks. This is shaping up to be an amazing year of breaking new ground with the broken beat.

Anyway, hope you enjoy this little mix. As always I’d love your feedback. If it pushes your buttons, don’t forget that I now regularly serve up a slice of the tastiest dnb alongside the future breaks at 7pm UK time on the first and third Saturdays of every month on NSB Radio.

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# Artist Title Label
1 Muted Something In Mind Nu Labels
2 Synkro Departure Med School
3 So:flow Long Way Over Med School
4 DJ Madd Don’t Want To Be Med School
5 Circa Ida Med School
6 Implex & Tonika Derrick Personal Dive Med School
7 Electrolyte Ray Of Light Med School
8 Lm1 Blue Mountain Offworld
9 Lm1 Frontier Offworld
10 Lm1 Renaissance Offworld
11 Lm1 Season of Descent Offworld
12 The Nasha Experience Dayam Nasha

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Mix: Quexotic Adventures #004:
live on NSB 2nd Jan 2010
(speechless!)

9 January 2010

NB: Because there’s no talking, I’ve filed this under Promo Mixes as well as Radio Archives – but unlike the other promo mixes, it won’t fit onto an audio CD.

An extra rare treat for the first show of 2010… I lost my voice on NYE, so there’s no mic/talkover, I just had to let the music speak for itself… 🙂 Also, as we were all still in the recovery zone from the New Year shenanigans, I pulled back the tempo and kept it deep, techy and rolling for the most part, gradually fattening up towards the end of course 8)

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# Artist Title Label
1 Abdomen Burst Underwater Cave Proton Music
2 Rhino Drum Shake It Choo Choo Ltd
3 Espion Witches Bass4Bots
4 Blim Crazy Things (Koma & Bones rx) TCR
5 Chris Carter Turkey Jerky REC Records
6 Dascyllus Tokamak Glack Audio
7 Dopamine & Chris Carter Cognoscenti In Stereo
8 Dopamine & Chris Carter Quite Posh (Cognoscenti Re-Rub) In Stereo
9 Lifecycle Techno Notice (Chris Carter rx) Ricochet
10 Roxiller Revelations REC Records
11 Thomas Penton & DJ Thee-O Slip And Slide (Khainz rx) Tribal Vision
12 Cannabinoid CB2 Receptor [unsigned demo]
13 Cuncic & Malcevic Sonic Strum [unsigned demo]
14 Vlad Sokolov & Diverted Bananamy Sokolov Sounds
15 Diverted Scorch Sokolov Sounds
16 Grouch Latex Knuckle Kids Disconekta
17 Robosapiens Bodies Dead Famous
18 Meat Katie & Elite Force ft Roland Clark The Answer (Force Mass Motion rx) Lot 49
19 Invincible Mean Streets Sound Of Habib
20 Depeche Mode Peace (BSD rx) [unreleased]
21 Underworld Cowgirl (Atomic Hooligan rx) [white]
22 General Midi Further TCR
23 Unconscious Mind(s) FD PsYbreaks [being signed]

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Mix: From The Depths

5 November 2009

Here’s a deep techno and tech-house mix I did over a year ago and never quite got round to uploading due to the usual uncertainty about whether I’d got the flow of the journey quite right. But I’ve had a lot of positive feedback about it so here you go…

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# Artist Title
1 Synthetique Bauhaus
2 Klovn I Want You (Dirty Deal rx)
3 Moby Disco Lies (The Dusty Kids Fears rx)
4 Mauro Picotto Greens (Riccardo Ferri live mix)
5 Vibrasphere Wasteland (Fiord rx)
6 Masaya Like A Fish In Water (Nhar rx)
7 Tigerskin Peter’s Secret Weapon
8 Dirt Crew Get Raw (Bumel & Dos Santos Threesixty rx)
9 Tigerskin From The Depths
10 Lars Wickinger Undertaker
11 David K Boul De Nerf
12 Masaya Like A Fish In Water (orig)
13 Anthony Collins Reeves

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Mix: iSpyBreaks

12 October 2009

I was asked to do a guest mix by Dead Famous Records (home of Robosapiens et al) label manager Daniella Downs for the “Dead Radio” show on iBreaks Radio. The deal is I get one in return at some point, so watch out for that… Anyway, I’d intended to do about 45 mins but it came out a shade under 80 and went out on iBreaks in full last Saturday, so I now offer it here as an all too rare burn-to-CD promo mix 🙂

The name, iSpyBreaks, is a pun on iBreaks of course, and a recognition that while most of the tunes here are not exactly what most people would call psybreaks, they are varied representatives of the kind of epic, progressive breaks with tech edges and psy twists that has always been my main squeeze for the past 2 years. Some tunes are new, some are old but were so ahead of their time that they still fit. Hope you enjoy it.

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# Artist Title
1 Mad-Tek Meteor Shower
2 Semi-Detached Who Da Fuck (False Prophet rx)
3 Lifecycle Do Not Pass (Flack.Su rx)
4 Ghettface & Yanix Wikked Wayz (BETA rx)
5 BSD You Must Find Strength
6 Rektchordz Left Behind (BETA rx)
7 Neo Aura (Cosmonaut rx)
8 Santos Combination
9 Phil K & Habersham Cloudbrake
10 Amb Rust
11 Rennie Pilgrem Rich Rule Us (BSD rx)
12 Koma & Bones Morpheus
13 Introspective Skanky (Splitloop rx)
14 Robosapiens Infected (LuQas rx)
15 Future Funk Squad RaveUlator

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Mix: Psylekbreaks

19 April 2009

It’s been far too long since I uploaded a studio mix. Partly this is down to increasing numbers of gigs and radio shows which occupy a large part of my time plying the decks these days. But it’s not as if I haven’t been making studio mixes from time to time, I was just never quite happy enough with them to upload.

Well, time for that to change. If there’s one message I’m receiving loud and clear every time I play out, it’s that there are people out there who are desperate to hear the kind of stuff that I play. Whatever that is! And even if I think a mix is flawed (usually because I think the tune selection could have been better rather than any technical error these days), you’d rather have that, than silence.

So here you are. This mix covers a fairly wide selection from across the spectrum of progressive, psychedelic, tech and electro flavoured breakbeats that float my boat. It’s plainly more of a home or car listening CD than the sort of journey I would construct at a club or festival, but it should take you to some interesting places. Enjoy 🙂

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  1. Espion – MKYF
  2. Starflower – Process the Future
  3. Espion – Petrol Bomb The Fuckers
  4. Meat Katie – Can’t Hear Ya
  5. BSD – Intoxikated Muzik
  6. Future Funk Squad – Sorcerary (Lawgiverz rx)
  7. Marc Adamo – Throttlefunk
  8. Marc Adamo – Krakupz
  9. D-Ranged – Sins of Claire (Lawgiverz rx)
  10. Digital Base – White Lines (Robosapiens rx)
  11. Robosapiens – Robots
  12. C-Vaughn ft Annalyze – Straight Up
  13. C-Vaughn – Waste Away
  14. Vent – Turn The Page
  15. Livin So Fast – HandBreak
  16. MKM & GBX – I Don’t Think So
  17. Myagi – Giorgio Marauder
  18. Espion – Architektur (Liquid Stranger rx)

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Mix: Late Nite Tech Trip

3 April 2008

Well. I got back from the pub about midnight, and then instead of going to bed like any normal person who has to be up at 7am next day, I stayed up and did a mix from the CDs I’ve just burned of the minimal techno I bought online yesterday and haven’t listened to yet. I’d inscribed the CD “Techno and/or Minimal” but it now seems the “or” was superfluous. This is not deep, chilled minimal like the middle part of this mix, and neither is it full-on hard stompy techno. It occupies that perfect centre of afterhours music (as far as I’m concerned) where it is equally suited to dancing around the lounge, hipswinging while seated, mild head nodding, or non-motile appreciation in a more horizontal and relaxed position (but definitely not sleep.) Most importantly of course, it progresses, it journeys, it trips, and takes you with it through different places and spaces in your imagination. It is alchemical – by means of sound, it creates images, feelings, sensations. Or, you create, it facilitates. I merely facilitate the facilitation. And I LOVE doing it.

There’s probably a couple of rough edges due to the fact that I was (and am) a bit mullered (could you tell?), I’ve never played these tunes before, and I couldn’t hear very well as I kept the volume low out of respect for my neighbours at this hour. But sod excuses, I managed to blow my own head off repeatedly both during the mix and listening to it back afterwards, so I thought I’d share it with you. Hope you like it, and as always your feedback is always welcome (add a comment or send an email).

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This mix is also known as:
If you don’t love minimal techno… You Will.

  1. (00’00”) Bigger Than Jesus – Itchy Glitchy Spider (Fergie rx) – Silver Planet
  2. (05’24”) Bread and Butter – Kartoffel – Hot Slice
  3. (10’35”) Cabal – All In Off – Subtronic
  4. (14’03”) Patrice D’Angelo – Happy Lab – Freaky Cabs
  5. (19’59”) James Unk – Drop – Lessizmore
  6. (25’34”) Javy Union – Gate 9 (Pascal Feos rx) – Plain
  7. (31’42”) Jesse Voorn ft ZoXenia – SeeMe (DJ Lion dub) – USB Digital
  8. (37’13”) Sara Galli – Machete – 303Lovers
  9. (41’25”) The Junkies – Uneasy Feeling – PBR Recordings
  10. (47’21”) The Touch – Heart Of The City (Pig & Dan rx dub version) – Trunkfunk
  11. (53’32”) Utku Dalmaz – Little More – Bosphorus Underground

By popular request, I’ve upped the audio quality: from now on studio mix MP3s will be 192kbps.

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Mix: Mostly Minimal…

4 December 2007

A tour of some different styles of Minimal (and some less minimal…). We start off with journeying tech-house and tripped-out techno, moving through very deep organic morphing chill, then gradually building up again towards a maxi-minimal techno climax, before touching down on a gentler, more progressive sound.

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  1. Dejonka – Memento (Yassin & Arne rx) – Parquet
  2. Ilario Naples – Area 51 – Leftroom
  3. Jeff Bennett – Poincare – Kickin
  4. Roland Klinkenberg ft DJ Remy – Mexico Can Wait (Dub) – Global Underground
  5. Limbo – Math (The Dolphins rx) – Proton Music
  6. Pedro Campos – The Music Is (remix) – Elektrofone
  7. Vasco & Jersey – Sonnenwende (Andre Traenkner rx) – My Best Friend Ltd
  8. Trentemoller & Buda – Gamma (Minilogue rx) – Kickin
  9. Minilogue – Seconds (Moonbeam rx) – Traum Schallplatten
  10. Marcus Vector – Palass – Nomor Records
  11. Combo – Kebo (Paolo Driver rx) – ?
  12. Roland Klinkenberg ft DJ Remy – Mexico Can Wait (orig) – Global Underground
  13. Juvenile Sin – Nocturnal Obsession (Holmtik mix) – Moov
  14. Lutzenkirchen – Storm Chaser – Craft
  15. Layo & Bushwacka! – Tabloid (Saudade rx) – Olmeto
  16. Ali Khan – Plump – Doppelganger

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Mix: Neurogenetic Kinaesthesia

7 November 2007

A 79-minute odyssey of psyhouse, techtrance and progressive. Music to melt your mind and shake your shoes.

Updated 2011-06-21: Now higher-quality 192kbit MP3 instead of the previous 96kbit. If you have already downloaded the previous version, whose filename was quextal_psyhouse_20071107.mp3, you might like to delete that and download this one instead 🙂

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  1. Daniel Gregory – Rush
  2. Duca – Square
  3. 4 Mal – Red Dust (Jumping Reds mix)
  4. Jacco@Work – 15 Den Club (King Con rx)
  5. 4 Mal pres Square Coil – Black Tube (Nicholas Van Orton rx)
  6. Cloudz Factory – Beginners Luck
  7. Ace Ventura – Rise (Perfect Stranger rx)
  8. Inkfish – Prescreen
  9. Odiseo & Xahno – Damn
  10. Perfect Stranger & Sunseek – Eyes Wide Open
  11. Cafu – Blue Balls
  12. Liquid Soul – The Source (Atmos rx)
  13. Perfect Stranger & Pena – Ode Ao Sol

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