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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Tranceparency Mixtape 002 (2023)

It is Thursday today, and we need something to keep us going. Something to get us in the zone. The dance zone, I mean. We can't just work for 8 hours and sit there in silence: we need banging tunes to keep us occupied. And DJ Thera has got our back. It's not the first time he's got our backs: just go to his Soundcloud channel and you'll find billions of mixes/songs/etc, all for our personal benefit. Who doesn't like a bit of Hardstyle, Rawstyle, and in this case, Trance/Hard Trance?

Today's mix is one called Tranceparency. It's a play on the actual word transparency. Why, you might be thinking to yourself? Well, it's because it's filled with Trance anthems. A bit different, to what we are used to hear from Thera. He's Hardstyle through and through, but sometimes he likes to do things differently, and gives us music we were desperately waiting for. In this case, an excellent Trance mix.

Leave it to Thera to come up with a wicked mix. It's not just your standard Trance mix. Why? Well, it's got Trance, Hard Trance, a bit of Acid, and even tracks with Hardstyle influences in them. And a bit of Techno too. So a nice mixture of everything. And that's good!

I love myself a good Trance mix. And this one has got one in it I've never heard before, but immediately fell in love with. You'll figure it out soon. But first, the tracklist:

  1. Andrea Mazza - Alone In Your Eyes

  2. Shortround - K-Hole

  3. Solar Factor - Urban Shakedown (Bryan Kearney Remix)

  4. Billy Gillies - Density

  5. Daxson - Who We Are

  6. Deborah De Luca - Adrenaline (Will Sparks Remix)

  7. John O'Callaghan feat Sarah Howells - Find Yourself (Kearney Dark Dub)

  8. AVAO - You Can't Control Us

  9. Alex Di Stefano - Quadra

  10. Fisherman - Enterprise

  11. Shortround - White Hearts

  12. HI-LO - PURA VIDA (Whebba Remix)

  13. Offshore Wind & Aimoon - DRIFT

  14. David Rust & Renegade System - All You Give

  15. Armin van Buuren & Gareth Emery feat Owl City - Forever & Always

  16. John O'Callaghan - Impulse Barrier

  17. DJ Thera - Stop The Clocks

  18. Alignment & Anxhela - Straight Into Your Face

  19. Andy Newtz - Amber Rain (Elgfrothi Remix)

  20. Minus 25 - Close Your Eyes (Thoqy Remix)

  21. Bastet - Witching Hill

  22. Alignment - Close Your Eyes

  23. Supermode - Tell Me Why (Maddix Remix)

  24. DJ Thera - Techno-logy

  25. DJ Thera & T.C.C. - Trance Atlantic Express

It's literally mix & match. Some of these tracks you wouldn't even hear in conventional mixes, as they are just too damn random, too quirky. But Thera does what he does: he keeps the interest level high. And promotes his own stuff too, and why wouldn't he?

I do love his own productions. They are fucking ace. Especially the tracks selected for this mix. Especially 'Techno-logy'. What a big dancefloor anthem. Really enjoyed that track the most, but it's not my most favourite track of this mix. Sorry Thera, but I've got to give credit to Daxson's 'Who We Are'. Not heard it before, but it is genuinely my favourite Trance anthem as of now!

There are also two tracks in this mix which I cannot seem to find interesting. 'Forever & Always' is a bit too piss-wet for me (boring and not really cool), and also 'Tell Me Why'. Original was much better. Hey, you can't please everyone all at once. At least it's only a small percentage of records I just find meh.

A good mix that will keep you dancing until the upcoming weekend. I can't recollect if I've ever encountered the previous Tranceparency mix, but I'm on it right now, and will check it out. I need to, if it's as good as this one.

DJ: Thera

Genre/Style: Trance, Hard Trance, Techno, Hard Techno, Hardstyle, Acid

Mix Info: Tranceparency Mixtape 002

Length Mix: 01:07:06

Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023


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