and so it begins. i can already say that this undertaking was the folly of a maniac with too much time on his hands. whittling down the list of songs to choose was an epic task, and then trying to fit them together made it all even harder. several tracks were cut even at the last minute. i can only imagine how hard it will get as the decade goes on. make no mistake – this project does not in any way aim to be the definitive collection of the decade’s best music – that would be an impossible challenge. rather, i hope to put together the tracks that have meant the most to me over the last ten years. if you like them too, all the better. if you don’t, hey, it’s not worth fighting about.
i must mention a few tracks i really really wanted to include but couldn’t, for various reasons. sister bliss’ sister sister, the knee deep remix of afro medusa’s pasilda, bedrock’s cracking remix of cowgirl, anything by ferry corsten. it was really the first year i paid that much attention to dance music, so one 75-minute mix could never contain the joy and wonder of twelve months of tunes.
another thing i should say is that i was very much inspired by a muzik covermount cd by steve gerrard (no, not that one), which introduced me to the mj cole and laurent garnier tracks included in this mix. similarly, tall paul’s half of the ibiza annual 2000 was quite influential when i was a fresh-faced teenager – the shift from house to trance was something that tall paul seemed to excel on his various mos cds. i may have moved on, and mos cds may not exactly be the height of cool today – were they ever? – but back then those were among the first cds that introduced me to ways of mixing together my favourite songs. if i heard something new as well, that was a bonus.
a word of warning – this was the first time i used the cross-fade function on ableton, so certain points have decided to spike themselves for no apparent reason. i’m sorry. that aside, this was a lot of fun, and i hope you enjoy it.
Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place
Photek – Mine To Give (ft Robert Owens)
Laurent Garnier – The Man With The Red Face (Svek Remix)
Datar – B (Danny’s Space tErracE Mix)
Spiller – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)(Radio Edit)
Alan Baxe & Fred Falke – Intro
X-Press 2 – AC/DC
Olav Basoski – Opium Scumbagz
Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)(Radio Edit)
Moloko – The Time Is Now (Francois K Remix)
ATFC presents Onephatdeeva – Bad Habit (Armin van Buuren Gimmick Dub)
Steve Lawler – Rise ‘In (Original Vocal Mix Edit)
Muse – Sunburn (Timo Maas Remix)
Azzido Da Bass – Doom’s Night (Timo Maas Remix)
Artful Dodger – Woman Trouble (ft Robbie Craig & Craig David)
MJ Cole – Sincere (Re-cued)
Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me
Josh Wink – So How’s Your Evening So Far
Way Out West – The Fall (Bedrock Vocal)
Agnelli & Nelson – Hudson Street (New York Mix)
Fragma – Toca’s Miracle
Mario Piu presents DJ Arabesque – The Vision (Vision 1 Mix)
Darude – Sandstorm
DJ Zinc – 138 Trek
Storm – Time To Burn