Remember COVID-19? When it arrived, it made the world loose their minds, and the whole world went into lockdown. Even us the UK had to go into lockdown, which was unpleasant for many, and it was difficult to get our heads around the idea of being at home 24/7, working, or being furloughed. For me it was like any other week, as I worked from home most days anyway. But yeah, it was different, but it got us humans closer to each other, even though we were miles away from each other. Zoom calls, silly games, and kitchen/bedroom DJ sets. Those were the things we did.
Plenty of DJs kept themselves busy (and in the spotlight) during lockdown. As I was constantly working, I had no time to go online and watch them on Twitch and other platforms. And lockdown happened nearly 4 years ago, so I'm not really quick in finding these mixes and talking about them. One of those mixes I found, was one made by the legendary DJ and producer Bryan Kearney, and it's jam packed with Trance anthems. And when I say anthems, I do mean anthems.
And as I'm currently riding a classic Trance wave, I needed more big Trance mixes. This one cropped up when I was looking for awesome mixes, and there's a good reason for it. Yes, he's DJing in his kitchen, but it was during COVID. Things were different. Life was different. Wouldn't want to go back. It was a horrendous time. Never again.
Let's see what Kearney was cooking in his kitchen, and what the outcome of his kitchen session was:
Push - Strange World
Ralph Fridge - Angel
Vengaboys - Kiss (Airscape Remix)
Moonman - Don't Be Afraid
DJ Tiesto - Sparkles (Transa Remix)
Second Sun - Empire (Paul van Dyk Remix)
Carlo Resoort - Remover
Blank & Jones - Cream (Paul van Dyk Remix)
Apoptygma Bezerk - Kathy's Song (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Svenson & Gielen - Twisted
Rank 1 vs John O'Callaghan vs Nalin & Kane - Out Of Beachwave (Bryan Kearney's Cream Ibiza Edit)
Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Remix)
Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix)
Paul van Dyk feat Hemstock & Jennings - Nothing But You
Gouryella - Walhalla
Tillmann Uhrmacher - On The Run (Ocean To Shore Club Mix)
Yes, yes, yes. What a mixture of records. They are big anthems, just what I needed to hear. And it's got the one track in here I adored when I was still going to Trance parties, especially when Sensation was a new phenomena. Of course, I'm talking about 'Superstring' by Cygnus X, remixed by Rank 1. A truly phenomena, this track certainly had everything the Trance community needed to hear.
Bryan's selection is great. Not a fan of 'Out Of Beachwave', as the originals should not be mashed up, but left on their own, but that's just a personal opinion. Wouldn't class it as a bad song though, but I'm just feeling the originals more.
But the best track selected by Bryan has to be 'Remover' by Carlo Resoort. The other day I did a review of an appreciation mix, focussed on the awesome 4 Strings, and 'Remover' has to be one of the greatest tracks ever made, right?
A solid mix. A few years too late, but at least I'm enjoying it. This takes me back to a) the Millennium years and b) lockdown. Fuck option b, option a all the way! Back to the 2000nd!
DJ: Bryan Kearney
Mix Info: Bryan Kearney - Peak Time Trance Mix
Length Mix: 01:04:10
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 146 MB
File Type: mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Release Year: 2021
More Information: Bryan Kearney - Soundcloud Channel