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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Trance Anthems: A Journey (2016)

I'm currently in a Trance mood. The last couple of days Trance has been dominating my life, and it's been an excellent journey. But to top it off, and I reckon this will be the last Trance mix in a while, is a mix done by History Of Happy Hardcore's channel, but this time it's not just a simple mix, hour long, 20 records, bla bla bla, but a 5 hour and 22 minute long mix! That's insane. Wouldn't even be able to mix a set this long myself (I'd get bored after maybe 1 1/2 hour?). But the mix is fire. Maybe 13 years ago, and containing tracks so great, you don't want to miss them.

You would expect at least 150 records crammed into this mix, but they have done the opposite: the least amount of records you can expect, but played out as long as possible. No radio edits here, or short edits, but fully extended versions of anthems. And boy (and girl), there are shitloads of them in here. Trance is just so pure and mesmerizing. Trance is life, and for once I've made a statement which I fully underline, and everyone else does too. There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with Trance, and there's no reason to dislike it, or strongly hate it. If you do have a hatred towards it, my suggestion would be to listen to this mix, and let it take you on a journey. And what a journey it is going to be. Mostly Millennium Trance can be found in here, but these are all the anthems we know, and love. And some even forgotten about.

Thanks for this monster mix. Now it's time for me to typ the whole tracklist. Pfff, not an easy task.

01. Robert Miles - Children (Dream Version)

02. Sasha & Emerson - Scorchio (Full Length Version)

03. Ferry Corsten - Punk

04. Tiesto - Flight 643

05. Joshua Ryan - Pistolwhip

06. Three Drives - Greece 2000

07. Signum - What Ya Got 4 Me (Original 12" Instrumental)

08. BBE - Seven Days & One Week (Club Mix)

09. Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade (Nalin & Kane Mix)

10. Age Of Love - Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon's Watch Out For Stella Club Mix)

11. Brainbug - Nightmare (Original Sinister Strings Mix)

12. The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (En Motion Mix)

13. Nalin & Kane - Beachball (Extended Vocal Mix)

14. Freefall feat Jan Johnston - Skydive

15. Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul van Dyk's Original Love Mix)

16. Yves DeRuyter - Factor Y

17. Dutchforce - Deadline

18. Members Of Mayday - 10 In 01 (Paul van Dyk Club Mix)

19. Paul van Dyk - Another Way (Club Mix)

20. Paul van Dyk - For An Angel (PvD E-Werk Club Mix)

21. Push - The Legacy (Club Mix)

22. Push - Universal Nation

23. CRW - I Feel Love (Jam X & De Leon Remix)

24. Mauro Picotto - Lizard (Megavoices Mix)

25. Mauro Picotto - Lizard (Gonna Get Ya)

26. Joy Kittikonti - Joyenergizer (Psico Mix)

27. Marco V - Indicator

28. Kay D. Smith & Marc Tail presents Passive Resistance - Praiseworthy Tunes (Hoipolloi Mix)

29. Marco V - Simulated (Marco's V:ision Mix)

30. Dark Monks - Insane (Steve Murano Remix)

31. DK8 - Murder Was The Bass

32. Renato Cohen - Pontape

33. Airscape - Sosei (Johan Gielen Remix)

34. Push - Strange World (2000 Remake)

35. RBA - No Alternative

36. Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400 (DJ Gius Remix)

37. Storm - Time To Burn

38. Jonah - Ssssst..... (Listen)

39. ATB - 9PM (Till I Come) (Sequential One 1999 Remix)

40. Cygnus X - Superstrings (Rank 1 Remix)

41. Matt Darey - Liberation (Temptaion - Fly Like An Angel) (Ferry Corsten Remix)

42. Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix)

43. Verachoca - Carte Blanche

44. Gouryella - Gouryella

45. Ayla - Ayla (Verachoca Remix)

46. Armin - Communication (Original 12" Mix)

47. Lost Tribe - Gamemaster (Lost Tribe's 99 Mix)

48. Matt Darey's Mash Up feat Marcella Woods - Beautiful

49. Binary Finary - 1999 (Gouryella Remix)

50. Planet Perfecto - Bullet In The Gun (Saturday Mix)

51. Blank & Jones - Cream (Paul van Dyk Mix)

52. Moonman - Galaxia (Solarstone Remix)

53. Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Original Three 'N One Mix)

54. Delerium - Silence (Tiesto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix)

55. System F - Out Of The Blue (Original 12" Version)

56. System F - Cry (Original Extended Mix)

A monster mix. There, I've said it. How often do you come across a mix so good, it blows your mind into pieces? It doesn't happen that often that you find a mix that has literally got ALL the classics in them? This is that mix. If I'm thinking of Millennium Trance, I think of these tunes. All of these are classics. Some maybe a tad overrated, but still loved by the Trance community. And I'm part of that, I've had something to do with that. By that I mean I've bought many Trance compilations during the golden years, and have paid towards artists making more music. Yeah, producers, you can thank me personally. You are welcome.

All jokes aside, this is a seriously impressive mix. Not many mixes out there containing so many great records. History Of Happy Hardcore, you've done it again. Such a fantastic and epic mix. Simply astonishing the amount of beautiful anthems, all crammed in this mix. Is this the best mix ever made, Trance wise? I would say that it is in my top 10 Trance mixes of all time. Simply because they have picked so many great anthems. It's beyond belief how good the music was back then, and remained timeless. You can play any of these in a set, and people will still love them.

It's too stupid for me to pick just one record out of all of these, to pick it as my favourite. I've selected a few, not in alphabetic order, but in the order they were played:

* Three Drives - Greece 2000

* Push - The Legacy (Club Mix)

* Push - Universal Nation

* Push - Strange World (2000 Remake)

* Cygnus X - Superstrings (Rank1 Remix)

* Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Remix)

* Binary Finary - 1999 (Gouryella Remix)

* Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Original Three 'N One Mix)

These are my favourites. And as you can imagine, me being a music freak, I've played these tracks OVER and OVER again. I just love these records, and to me they are the best Trance records of all time. Anyone that disagrees, you should be checking yourself into a hospital, because there's something wrong with you.

I'm going to get a few people unfollowing me, but I'm seriously not a fan of 'Children' by Robert Miles. Or even 'Seven Days & One Week' by BBE. Not a fan of the overly pushed down our throat songs. By that I mean the radio overkill, generated by their success. I need a few years before I can actually enjoy them again.

A good mix, nevertheless. A few small mixing errors, but let's not forget, this mix is 13 years old. No opportunity back then to use the fancy equipment we've got nowadays, so it's still impressive that the DJ has not fallen asleep halfway through mixing. Or just simply called it quits.

Thanks for this epic mix. Probably the longest mix I've come across in a while. Trance lovers, eat your heart out with this!

DJ: History Of Happy Hardcore

Genre/Style: Trance

Mix Info: Trance Anthems: A Journey

Length Mix: 05:22:27

Tracks: 56 (fifty six)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

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