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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ Midas - The Very Best Of Anjunabeats! (2017)

I’m doing something unique, something I might have done only once or twice before: review a review. What does that involve, you might wonder? Well, it’s basically a mix I have already reviewed before being reviewed again. But would I review any ordinary mix? Nah, that’s not my cup of tea: only the finest of the finest will get a re-review. And I think that this one is one of the greatest Trance mixes I have ever heard in my life! It was released last year on DJ Midas’ Mixcloud page, and it had a fair amount of plays, but I reckon the majority were my fault.

I have downloaded this and copied it onto my USB stick, but sadly now my car doesn’t have the option to use more than 1 USB port. So it’s either my phone (which I need for my satnav) or the USB stick. And I rather use the satnav, if I’m honest. But thankfully I can use the Mixcloud app to play it, and it gives me the opportunity to make every journey exciting.

Does that mean my journeys are 4 hours long? Nah, not really. But still it makes it worth while. And every bloody time I press play again. I can’t contain my happiness. This is, without a doubt, the dopest mix out there. It contains the finest Anjunabeats records money can buy, and they were selected (and mixed) together beautifully by DJ Midas. Normally he’s all into UK Hardcore and Happy Hardcore, but for this mix he went a completely different route, and it’s a route he should take more often.

I can not underline the fact that this mix is one of the greatest ever. But I will. This is one of the greatest mixes ever!  There, I’ve done it. And now let’s focus on the tracklist.

01. Oceanlab – Satellite (Marcus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)  02. 8 Wonders – Sex On The Beach (6″ Stilletto Mix)  03. Purple Mood – One Night In Tokyo (Above & Beyond Remix)  04. Tranquility Base – Getting Away (Original Mix)  05. Above & Beyond – Anjunabeach (Nitrous Oxide Remix)  06. Sunny Lax – M.I.R.A. (Daniel Kandi Remix)  07. Greg Murray & Christian Rusch – The Promise (Ronski Speed Remix)  08. Super8 – Cre8 (Original Mix)  09. Jono Grant vs Mike Koglin – Circuits (Original Mix)  10. Mike Koglin & Mark Pledge – Ultraviolet (Original Mix)  11. Oceanlab – Breaking Ties (Above & Beyond Analogue Heaven Mix)  12. Jer Martin – Ten Minutes To Midnight (Original Club Mix)  13. Super8 & Tab – Suru (Original Mix)  14. Signalrunners – Meet Me In Montauk (Oliver Smith Remix)  15. Smith & Pledger – Connected (Original Mix)  16. Oceanlab – On A Good Day (Daniel Kandi Remix)  17. Signalrunners – One Last Look (Original Mix)  18. Carrie Skipper – Time Goes By (Super8 Bangin’ Remix)  19. Oceanlab – Beautiful Together (Signum Remix)  20. Nitrous Oxide – Red Moon Slide (Original Mix)  21. Endre – Kallocain (Original Mix)  22. Aalto – Rush (Super8 vs Orkidea Remix)  23. Aalto – 5 (Nitrous Oxide Remix)  24. Aalto – Taurine (Super8 Remix)  25. Above & Beyond – No One On Earth (Smith & Pledger Remix)  26. Kaste – Desert Eagle (Smith & Pledger Remix)  27. Luminary – Amsterdam (Smith & Pledger Remix)  28. Daniel Kandi – Breathe (Original Mix)  29. Mike Koglin vs Jono Grant – Sequential (Original Mix)  30. Mike Koglin & Mark Pledger – All The Way (Original Mix)  31. Smith & Pledger – Northern Lights (Original Mix)  32. Smith & Pledger – Believe (Original Mix)  33. Tranquility Base – Buzz (Original Mix)  34. Dan Stone – Made In Bharain (Original Mix)  35. Nitrous Oxide – North Pole (Original Mix)  36. Smith & Pledger – Black 37. Oceanlab feat Justine Suissa – Sirens Of The Sea (Above & Beyond Club Mix)  38. Oceanlab – Sky Falls Down (Armin van Buuren Remix)  39. Daniel Kandi – Child 40. Sunny Lax – Misgrey (Original Mix)  41. Above & Beyond – Can’t Sleep (Signum Remix)  

It was easy to compose this tracklist: I already wrote the review last year, so it was basically copy-paste. Anyway, the music in this tracklist is pure bliss. I’ve enjoyed every time I have heard this mix. And it’s one of those mixes I have heard many times, over and over, and it wouldn’t disappoint me. If there’s a heaven I picture the angels playing this mix. Or just this mix. This is heaven in its purest form.

The quality of the tunes is beyond belief, but we are all aware that Anjunabeats releases excellent music. They create masterpieces (well, the artists do, but you know what I mean). They give artists the platform they deserve. And by doing so they give us the music we need to survive our endless life. But what a way to live your life: press play and you will enter a new dimension, one you have not discovered before.

Last year I mentioned my favourite record, and it still is the same. Above & Beyond’s ‘Can’t Sleep’ is a good ‘un, but still nothing can beat this seriously amazing record ‘Meet Me In Montauk’, remixed by Oliver Smith. This, to me, is probably one of the greatest Trance records ever made. If we could experience euphoria, this track is the way to do it. Let the music cover you and take you on a magical trip. You don’t need mushrooms to get high, just this one track.

Or get high on this mix. DJ Midas has made a stunning mix I HAD to share again. Underrated slightly, but there’s still time to appreciate quality. And also quantity: 41 records in 4 hours. No bullshit mixes with 1296293 records in 10 minutes, but thankfully nice long extended version. That’s how to do it.

Press play to hear the best ever! Not a lot of mixes can top this one.

DJ: Midas Genre/Style: Trance, Euphoric Trance Mix Info: The Very Best Of Anjunabeats! Length Mix: 03:57:51 Tracks: 41 (fourty-one) Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN File Size: 544 MB File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 319kbps More Information: Anjunabeats – Official Website

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