Welcome to my music section.
We live in a world where we have instant communication at a touch of a button with others all around the world at any time, but few languages have the ability to cross borders and still be understood. Music is one such language.
You don’t even have to be able to understand the lyrics of a song in order for the music to affect you. Even the various genres of music are universal.
Music has always been important for me. Whether it has been from growing up, dj’ing, listening to music when relaxing or when I’m out on my bike and even more recently when studying, music has played a part. Although my mixes have mainly featured progressive house, breakbeat and trance, I enjoy listening to songs from pretty much all genres.
I consider myself very lucky to experience the height of trance music in the late 90s and have fond memories of clubbing in some amazing clubs such as Cream @ Nation in Liverpool, Home @ 1 Leicester Square in London and the legendary Strawberry Sundae @ Cloud 9 in Vauxhall.
Cloud 9 was a venue underneath the railway arches near Vauxhall station on the south bank of the Thames…literally over the road from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service. Picture the Cavern Club in Liverpool which helped to give rise to The Beatles in the 1960s (way before my time but iconic in music history). Strawberry Sundae, with its twin archways, amazing lighting and the perfect delivery of music to where it was needed was iconic for hard house and trance and the atmosphere there was incredible. It ran for years and I can still remember leaving the club one Sunday morning to find out Princess Diana had died. Talk about instant come down.
Home in London was also an amazing venue which featured music over 7 floors of high-tech bling. The sound system on floor 3 where Paul Oakenfold played was unreal. However, Home was blighted by its location in central London under Westminster council. Its license was revoked after alleged evidence of drug dealing. Home just lasted 1 and a half years. It was a true shame to lose it as a venue but there’s no denying drug dealing occurred. Strawberry Sundae though, ran for many years and the presence of drugs, or measures to try to prevent them were no different from Home and all right opposite a UK government intelligence agency.
Anyway, here you can listen to my mixes directly from embedded players. For the optimum listening experience, I recommend listening through decent speakers or headphones as you could be missing out on a wide range of audio through many standard laptop or smartphone speakers.
I have also included direct links to the mixes, so you are welcome to download them to listen to whenever you like. However, clicking the links may play the mixes directly in your browser depending on your browser settings. If this happens, you can right click the link and choose to save to your computer.
The tracklistings for all the mixes are also available to download.