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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Benny Rodrigues Live @ Sensation, Amsterdam Arena 01-07-2006

Sensation 2006. One that I did not attend. Which is unfortunate, but the tickets were sold out too damn quick. The reason for that? Well, there was one specific DJ on the list, which got everyones attention: Tiësto. Yes, it was during the golden years for this DJ, that every event he attended, was sold out before you knew it. But it was a killer line-up, if I'm being honest: Benny Rodrigues, David Guetta, Erick E, Ferry Corsten, ROOG, Sander Kleinenberg, Steve Angello, and MC Gee. As standard, the dresscode was white, and it was held in the Amsterdam Arena. I wish I was there, but at least I've been to a Sensation before. I just had to miss this one.

I did however, listen to the whole event. It was during the internets glory years. When you would 'secretly' listen to livesets or download songs from dodgy websites, just to get your fix. I'm not ashamed to admit it, that I have spent a lot of hours browsing the world wide web, to see what was available to me. And I remember Sensation 2006. Also Tiësto in Concert, but that wasn't on the internet, but live on Radio 3FM. I stayed up all night, recording the whole thing on cassettes. Could have spent my time differently, not knowing the set would be online one day, but those were the days.

The set you are about to listen to, was once downloaded by yours truly, maybe a bit illegally? Sorry about that. But when I did discover this set, I was blown away by how awesome it still was, years after the set was aired online. And it took me many years to find it, but thankfully it has made its way to Soundcloud.

I was extremely happy when I found this one. Yes, knowing now downloading is illegal, but you cannot imagine the world we all lived in. It was different, and a tad exciting. But what's more exciting is Benny Rodrigues' set. What a blinding set. With some 'comments' from the one sharing it with the internet. But those were the days.

The tracklist is incomplete: if you do know the missing titles, please leave a comment below:

  1. ID - ID

  2. ID - ID

  3. Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso - Click

  4. Joe T Vannelli feat Rochelle Fleming - Get It On (Joe T Vannelli Dubby Remix)

  5. Plastikman - Spastik w/ Josh Wink - Don't Laugh

  6. Paul Woolford presents Bobby Peru - Erotic Discourse

  7. Steve Angello - Teasing Mr. Charlie

  8. Sebastian Leger - Take Your Pills w/ Masters At Work - Work

  9. Nick & Danny Chatelain - Is Killing Me

  10. Joris Voorn - MPX309

  11. Solid Groove - This Is Sick

  12. D.H.S. - House Of God

  13. ID - ID

  14. ID - ID

  15. Speedy J - Pullover

  16. ID - ID

Not sure if the whole tracklist is correct, but what I do know, is that the one song that I like the most, is untitled. Well, it's not named, so if you do know the last song in this mix, please share it with me, as I've been interested in it for 18 years.

This is one of the coolest sets ever done by Benny Rodrigues. I thoroughly loved the sets he did during the Millennium years, and this set is proof why he was at Sensation. Not just because he's a DJ, but he's one EXCELLENT DJ and knows exactly what the crowd wants to hear. He might have ended the night, but he made sure that the people who were there, weren't in a hurry leaving.

This is in my top 10 of all time sets. And I love the fact that when you think it is over, he throws in a few more songs, darker songs. Maybe to get people ready for the next event taking place the week after, Sensation Black?

I do admire this set, and this one goes with me into my grave. Whenever I hear the first chords, I know that it's Benny's set, and I know I won't be disappointed. Such a tremendous set, and if you want to have a glimpse of what I listened to, 18 years ago, let this mix be your guide.

Please, if you do know the missing titles, let me know. I've been trying to find the titles, but simply cannot find them. And Shazam is useless. Leave a comment below, much appreciated!

DJ: Benny Rodrigues

Genre/Style: House, Club, Trance, Techno

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Sensation White 2006

Length Liveset: 01:01:52

Tracks: 16 (sixteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2006

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