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Paul van Dyk/Tiesto Inspired Classic Trance Mix (2021)

Don't look at the very pixelated image above. I know it's old and not very good quality, but the people on it are legends. Recognise them, if you can? Paul van Dyk and Tiesto. Two legendary names in the Trance scene. Especially when it grew in popularity during the late 90s. I was a massive Tiesto fan, and stayed up all night, listening to 3FM radio station (in NL) to hear his first 'In Concert'. It was live broadcasted, and it was something special. No other DJ had ever done it before at such a stage, for such a huge crowd. And then you had Paul van Dyk. Also a very successful DJ and producer, with similar success. Still active in the Trance scene, whereas Tiesto isnt'.

For me, personally, it was Tiesto that I grew up with, and his music was more my jam. Paul van Dyk's music was great, don't get me wrong, but Tiesto's was much better. Different approach to Trance music, I assume. Both were great producers and DJs, and I had the chance to see Tiesto live many years ago (and I think Paul van Dyk was there too), at Innercity 2000. Big event, memorable.

So to find a mix focussed on both producers and what they would play, is just amazing. It isn't filled with their own productions, but songs they would play. Or would have played, as Tiesto has now ventured into this new world called EDM. But these 20 tracks, selected and mixed by Trance Classics, are certainly ones you would hear in a Tiesto of PvD set. And that, ladies and gentlemen, makes me a very happy bunny.

But which songs am I talking about, referring to? Well, these glorious ones:

  1. Progression - In Deep Sounds

  2. Sunburst - Eyeball (John Johnson Remix)

  3. Kyau & Albert - Kiksu

  4. Fable - Nightshift

  5. Danny Oliveira - Drop It Your Love (John O'Callaghan Remix)

  6. Activa - Remember (Club Mix)

  7. Robert Nickson - Helix

  8. Factoria - Revive

  9. Lexicon 4 - Reach Me (Activa 'TPOD' Remake)

  10. Fred Baker - Confirmation

  11. Schiller - Das Glockenspiel (Humate Remix)

  12. M.I.K.E. - Sunrise At Palamos

  13. Primer - Everlast

  14. Solid Sleep - Club Attack (Activa 'TPOD' Remix)

  15. 4 Strings - Into The Night

  16. Randy Katana - In Silence (Txitxarro Mix)

  17. Insigma - Open Our Eyes

  18. Darren Tate feat Jono Grant - Let The Light Shine

  19. Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Richard Durrand Remix)

  20. Tiesto presents Allure - The Loves We Lost

This is a brilliant looking tracklist. Both 'old' and 'new', all together in one mix. And some have remained all time classics from the moment they were released. This brings back so many great memories, and flashbacks to me sitting next to the stereo, recording everything onto cassettes. Magical days.

I'm a fan of what Trance Classics has done. A nice mix, with some dancefloor smashers. Including one track that blew me away, and I never knew the name of. Primer with 'Everlast'. What a magnificent track. Not much information is available online, but what I do know is that this track is a timeless masterpiece. Suitable for both a Tiesto set and a PvD set.

This is a 2 hour long set, but you wouldn't notice it. Time flies by, and you are in Heaven. So many great anthems, and they will remain great anthems until the end of days. Brilliant concept, loved it from the first to the last second.

Check it out now, and it's also downloadable!

The only downside of this mix is the bloody size: 1.3 gigabytes? Bloody hell!

DJ: Trance Classics

Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance

Mix Info: Paul van Dyk/Tiesto Inspired Classic Trance Mix

Length Mix: 02:02:13

Tracks: 20 (twenty)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 1.31 GB

File Type: .wav

Release Year: 2021

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 1536kbps

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