dinsdag 30 september 2014

In Retrospect: Ze 2007 Memoires

In Retrospect Feature | September 30th 2014

Ze 2007 Memoires*
001. Leon Bolier presents Precursor - The Journey (Original Mix)
002. Leon Bolier presents Surpresa - Back In The Days (Original Mix)
[Armin van Buuren @ BBC Radio 1 X-Mass Essential Mix 24-12-2006]
003. Gregorio Allegri vs. Armin van Buuren - Misere/Rush Hour (Armin Only 2006 Theme) (AO 2006 Live Rip)
004. Duende - Luna Negra (Store 'N Forward Remix)
005. Rafeal Frost - City Fiction (Original Mix)
006. Push - Strange World (Original Mix)
007. Mika - Grace Kelly (Tom Neville Full Vocal Remix)
008. Martin Brothers - Stoopit
009. Delerium feat. Isabel Bayrakdarian - Angelicus (Andy Moor Remix)
010. Rex Mundi - Desillusion (Original Mix)
011. Santiago Nino & Damien Heck - Red Sky (Santiago Nino Dub Mix)
012. Rex Mundi - Perspective (Original Mix)
013. Cosmic Gate - Analog Feel (Rank 1's Digital Rehash)
014. D-Factor - Mystique (Original Mix)
015. Robert Gitelman & Michael Tsukerman - Memories From The Future
016. Gouryella - Gouryella (Extended Mix)
017. Iio - Rapture (John Creamer & Stephane K Remix)
018. Yahel - Voyage (Original Mix)
019. Carlos - The Silmarillia (Original Mix)
020. Hybrid - Finished Symphony (Original Mix)
021. Randy Katana - Another Wave (Original)
022. Cosmic Gate - Analog Feel (Exteneded Version)
023. Johan Vermeulen - Chemical Romance (Original Mix)
024. Mytchel & Albert Vorne - Coincidence (Main Mix)
025. Alex Stealthy - Everything And Nothing (Original)
026. Leon Bolier presents Surpresa - Flower Fountain (Original)
027. Sander van Doorn - Grass-Hopper
028. Sander van Doorn - Grasshopper
029. Johan Vermeulen - Helix (Original Mix)
030. Mind One feat. Rena - Hurt Of Intention (Ferry Fix)
031. The Green Martian vs. Miss Ann - Intoxicated (Original)
032. DJ Tiesto - Lethal Industry (Richard Durand Remix)
033. Sa.Vee.Oh - Loop Hole (In Qontrol '04 Theme) (Original Mix)
034. Duderstadt - Muhanjala (Original Mix)
035. Leon Bolier - My Precious (Leon Bolier presents Precursor Remix)
036. Re:Locate vs. Jonas Steur - Nasty (Original)
037. Niklas Harding & Redshift - Pagoda (Leon Bolier Remix)
038. First State - Sacred (Original Mix)
039. Airwave - Sky Blues (Icarus Mix)
040. Richard Durand - Sunhump 2006
041. Way Out West - The Fall (Richard Durand Remix)
042. JOOP - The Future (Trance Energy 2007 Theme) (Original Mix)
043. JOOP - The Future (Trance Energy 2007 Theme) (Leon Bolier Remix) [Razormane General Tune Of The Year 2007]
044. Leon Bolier - The Navigator
045. Carlos - The Silmarillia 2007 (Leon Bolier Remix)
046. Armin van Buuren vs. Rank 1 feat. Kush - This World Is Watching Me (Original Mix)
047. Frost & Maron - Time Out
048. Rafeal Frost - Worlds
049. Alex Bartlett & Andy Guess feat. Anthya - Touch The Sun (Rank 1 Remix)
050. Planisphere - No Sugar Added
051. Albert Vorne - Formentera What (Gareth Emery Remix)
052. The Quest - C-Sharp
053. Dave 202 - Torrent (Sean Tyas Rework)
054. Leon Bolier presents Precursor - Canis Major (Original Mix)
055. Leon Bolier presents Precursor - Canis Major (Alternative Mix)
056. Orjan Nilsen presents Orion - Gobstice (Original Mix)
057. Orjan Nilsen presents Orion - Adamantica (Original Mix)
058. Eddie Sender - One Day In Moscow (Original Mix)
059. Krzysztof Chochlow - Reserve Midnight (Sandra Flynn & Marc van Linden Remix)
060. JOOP - The Future (Trance Energy 2007 Theme) (Rank 1 Remix)
061. Rickly L feat. M CK - Born Again (Pastaboys Main Extended)
062. Stephen J. Kroos - Formalistick (Original Mix)
063. Julian Jeweil - Air Conditionne (Original Mix)
064. Marco V - Possible But Unlikely (Original Mix)
065. Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Stereomovers - Together We Rise (Original Mix)
066. Sonorous - Glass Garden 2007 (Original Mix)
067. Octagen & M.I.D.O.R. - Activate (Original)
068. Josh Gabriel - Summit (Original Mix)
069. Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul van Dyk Remix)

070. DJ Tiesto - Ten Seconds Before Sunrise [Elements Of Life Album]
071. DJ Tiesto feat. JESS - Everything (Original) [Elements Of Life Album]
072. DJ Tiesto feat. Julie Thompson - Do You Feel Me [Elements Of Life Album]
073. DJ Tiesto - Carpe Noctum [Elements Of Life Album]
074. DJ Tiesto - Driving To Heaven [Elements Of Life Album]
075. DJ Tiesto feat. Charlotte Martin - Sweet Things [Elements Of Life Album]
076. DJ Tiesto - Bright Morningstar [Elements Of Life Album]
077. DJ Tiesto BT - Break My Fall [Elements Of Life Album]
078. DJ Tiesto feat. Christian Burns - In The Dark (Original) [Elements Of Life Album]
079. DJ Tiesto - Elements Of Life (Tiesto In Concert 2007 Theme) [Elements Of Life Album]
080. Sonika - Hypertension (Re-Ward Remix)
081. Mike Foyle - Firefly (Original Mix)
082. Bart Claessen - Playmo (1st Play)
083. 8 Wonders - Sex On The Beach (6 Inch Stilleto Mix)
084. Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Light The Skies (Retrobyte's Classic Electrobounce Mix)
085. JOOP - The Future (Trance Energy 2007 Theme) (Radio Edit)
086. Jonas Steur feat. Jennifer René - Fall To Pieces (Original Mix)
087. Alex M.O.R.P.H. & Woodey van Eyden feat. Jimmy Hendrix - Y68 (Peak Twins Remix)
088. Pryda - Armed (Original Mix)
089. Dubfire - Roadkill (Original Mix)
090. Chris Lake feat. Emma Hewitt - Carry Me Away (Original Mix)
091. Breakfast - The Sunlight (Original Mix)
092. Nitrious Oxide - Morning Light (Original Mix)
093. Leon Bolier vs. DJ Astrid - Crazy People (Original Mix)
094. In Progress presents Teya - Only You
095. Electric Pulse - Marbles (Original Mix)
096. Wamdue Project feat. Liz - King Of My Castle (Sander van Doorn Dub)
097. Octagen - Renegade (Original Mix)
098. Darren Tate - Chori Chori (Original Mix)
099. Lange - Angel Falls (Lange's Firewall Remix)
100. Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Saved Again (3rd Moon Remix)
101. Pascal Feliz - From Inside The Speaker Part 1 (Original Mix)
102. Orjan Nilsen presents Dominic Dominion - Black Mamba (Original Mix)
103. Kamaya Painters - Endless Wave
104. Menno de Jong - Nolthando (Original Intro Mix)
105. Kimito Lopez - Subrunner (Original Mix)
[Armin van Buuren - A State Of Trance #301 24-05-2007]
106. The Thrillseekers feat. Aruna - Waiting Here For You (Night Music Edit)
107. DJ Shah - Who Will Find Me (Original Summer Sunrise Mix)
108. Global Illumination - Tremble (Original Mix)

109. Roland Klinkenberg - Mexico Can Wait (Original Mix)
110. Dash Berlin - 'Till The Sky Falls Down (DUB MIX)
111. Dogzilla - Frozen (Wippenberg Remix)
112. Alex M.O.R.P.H. vs. Rank 1 - Life Less Ordinary (A Less Ordinary Rank 1 Remix)
113. The Blizzard - Kalopsia (Original Mix)
114. Nenes & Pascal Feliz - Platinum (Tech Mix)
115. Marmion - Schonenberg (Original Mix)
116. First And André - Cruiser (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
117. First And André - Cruiser (Director's Cut)
118. First And André - Widescreen (Sensation White Anthem 2005 Belgium) (Director's Cut)

119. Vincent de Moor - Flowtation 2007 (Signum Signal Remix)
120. Stephen J. Kroos - Formalistick (Leon Bolier Remix)
121. G-Spott presents Vinyl - Session 2 (Original Mix)
122. G-Spott presents Vinyl - Session 6 (Original Mix)
123. Sander van Doorn feat. MC Pryme - By Any Demand (Original Mix)
124. Stoneface And Terminal - Cognition (Album Version)
125. Sebsatian Sand - Strange Bends (Kyau & Albert Remix)
126. Perry O'Neill - South-west Saga (Original Mix)
127. Armin van Buuren - Rush Hour (Armin Only 2006 Theme) (Radio Edit)
128. Armand van Helden - U Don't Know
129. Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
130. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Intro
131. The Supermen Lovers - Starlight
132. Etienne De Crecy - Prix Choc
133. Spiller - Groovejet
134. 1Ultra Nate - Free
135. Mousse T - Horny '98 (Peppermint Disco Radio Mix)
136. Basement Jaxx - Red Alert
137. Everthing But The Girl - Missing
138. Moloko - Sing It Back
139. Freek Geuze presents Splitscreen - Boomblasta (Leon Bolier vs. JOOP Remix)
140. Ame - Rej (Pastaboys Club Mix)
141. Marcel Woods - Lemon Tree
142. Markus Schulz - Fly To Colors
143. Markus Schulz - Sla9
144. Sunlounger - Another Day On The Terrace (Intro Club Mix)
145. Headstrong feat. Tiff Lacey - Symphony Of Soul (Tenishia Progressive Mix) [Razormane ASOT Tune Of The Year 2007]
146. David West - Welsh Morphology (Original Mix)
147. First State - Evergreen (Original Mix)
148. ATB - Desperate Religion (Joshua Cunningham Remix)
149. Purple Mood - One Night In Tokya (DJ Shah's Savannah Remix)
150. Moussa Clarke vs. The Police - She Wants Him
151. Paul van Dyk feat. Jessica Sutta - White Lies (Berlin Vocal Mix)
152. Ozgur Can - Spara Mig (Original Mix)
153. SAS - Comin On (Mark Sherry & James Allan Remix)
154. Fred Baker vs. Greg Nash - Atlantis City (Original Mix)
155. Chicane feat. Moya Brennan - Saltwater (Original Mix)
156. Mainx - 88 To Piano (D-Factor Remake)
157. Eddie Sender - Maya (Original Mix)
158. Gareth Emery - More Than Anything (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
159. Sa.Vee.Oh - Loop Hole (In Qontrol 2004 Theme) (Robert Gitelman 2007 Remix)
160. Mojado - Kaktus (Original Mix)
161. Sam Sharp - Craft (Original Mix)
162. Sam Sharp - In-Deep (Original Mix)
163. Perry O'Neill - Waveforce (Original Mix)
164. Genix - Phused (Marcus Schossow Remix)
165. Jody Wisternoff - Starstrings (Vocal Version)
166. Bobina - The Last He Said (Original Mix)
167. Nic Chagall - Borderline (Original Mix)
168. DJ Observer & Daniel Heatcliff - Interference (Original Mix)
169. Dutch Force - Deadline (Original Mix)
170. Leon Bolier - Summernight Confessions (Original Mix)
171. Ronald van Gelderen - Realize (Original Mix)
172. Ronald van Gelderen - Realize (Stripped Down Mix)
173. Nic Chagall - Back To San Fran (Original Mix)
174. Djuma Soundsystem - Les Djinns (Trentemoller Mix)
175. Sander van Doorn - RIFF (Original Mix)
176. Ronald van Gelderen - Dirty Rocker (Original Mix)
[Armin van Buuren - Episode #317 00-00-2007]
177. Martin Roth & Alex Bartlett - Off The World (Super8 & Tab Remix)
178. Mandala Bros - Sleepwalking (Duderstadt Uplifting Remix)
179. Preach - Universe (Album Edit)
180. W&W - Mustang (Original Mix)
181. Pantopic - Surface (Live from Nick Warren Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
182. Oliver Oldan & Isma-Ae - Five Five Zero (Original Mix) (Live from Nick Warren Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
183. Peter Horrevorts - Birth (Album Mix) (Live from Nick Warren Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
184. Funk D'Void - Diabla (Live from Nick Warren Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
185. Ultra DJs - Me And You (Ernesto vs. Bastian Remix) (Live from ATB Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
186. Mojado - Ethno Preacher (Live from ATB Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
187. Taylor And Gallahan - Resistance (Live from ATB Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)
188. Super8 & Tab - Suru (Original Mix) (Live from ATB Guestmix at Amnesia in Ibiza)

189. M6 - Destination6 (Original Mix)
190. Keane - Try Again (Blank & Jones Remix)
191. Cape Town - Metaphorique (Ferry Tayle 'Neverending Story' Mix)
192. Denga & Manus - Dimensions (Denga & Manus Mix)
193. Plastic Angel - Try Walking In My World (Original Mix)
194. Arnej - People Come, People Go (Original Mix)
195. Sasha - Xpander
196. DJ Tiesto feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - Walking On Clouds [Just Be Album]
197. DJ Tiesto feat. Aqualung - UR [Just Be Album]
198. David West feat. Inkfish - Under The Influence (Original Mix)
199. Mark Norman - Niagara (Original Mix)
200. Erik de Koning - Dream Flight (Original Mix)
201. D-Factor - Raw & Nasty (Original Mix)
202. Gat Decor - Passion
203. Lange feat. Sarah Howells - Out Of The Sky (Album Version)
204. Mike Koglin And Mark Pledger - All The Way (Nick Larson Remix)
205. Bissen presents The Crossover - Quicksand (Joint Operations Centre Remix)
206. Solarstone - Solarcoaster (Midway Remix)
207. Re-Ward - Ensure (Original Mix)
208. Lange feat. Sarah Ozelle - Maybe Tomorrow (Original Mix)
209. Paul van Dyk, Starkillers & Austin Leads feat. Ashley Tomberlin - New York City
210. Hybrid - Finished Symphony (Deadmau5 Remix)
211. Cliff Coenraad - Manjula (Original Mix)
212. Marcus Schossow - Swedish Beatballs (Original Mix)
213. Sunlounger feat. Zara - Crawling (DJ Shah Rework)
214. Myon - Albion (Original Mix)
215. First State - Sierra Nevada (Original Mix)
216. Topher Jones - Young Life (Original Mix)
217. Alex KUnnari - Lifter (Paul Webster Remix)
218. First State - Half Light (Original Mix)
219. Orjan vs. Octagen - Lost Once (Octagen Remix)
220. Cosmic Gate feat. Denise Rivera vs. Nenes - Body Of Teksha (FNP Mash-up)
221. Ernesto vs. Bastian - Thrill (Trance Energy 2008 Theme) (Original Mix)
222. Georgia vs. Stimulator - We Rise (Original)
223. SiA - The Girl You LOst To Cocaine (Sander van Doorn Remix)
224. Starkillers - Killer (Mac & Mac Edit 130 Mix)
225. Jaytech - Pepe's Garden (Original Mix)
226. Anton Sonin & AMX feat. Sari - Undone (Rank 1 Remix)
227. Richard Durand - Legend Up (Raw & Hard Mix)
228. Cygnus X - Superstring (Rank 1 Remix)
229. Tiesto & Armin van Buuren present Major League - Wonder?
230. Sonorous - Last Sunday (Skywings Remix)
231. Markus Schulz feat. Departure - Cause You Know (Nic Chagall Remix)
232. Bissen - Quicksand (Bissen's Infinite Harmonies Mix)
233. Nish - Blue Sunshine (Sean Tyas Remix)
234. Duderstadt feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - Beatitude (Duderstadt Progressive Mix)
235. Mik
e Nichol - Lost For Words (Original Mix)

236. BT - Flaming June (Original Mix)
237. Yahel - Devotion (Armin Mix)
238. Solarstone - Seven Cities (Armin van Buuren Remix)
239. Solid Sessions - Janeiro (Armin van Buuren Remix)
240. Oceanlab - Clear Blue Water (Ferry Corsten Remix)
241. Ilse De Lange - The Great Escape (Armin van Buuren Remix)
242. Ferry Corsten - Needlejuice
243. Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye (Dark Matter Remix)
244. Armin van Buuren feat. Justine Suissa - Simple Things
245. Jonas Steur - Nightwalker
246. Jonas Steur - Rise And Shine
247. Jonas Steur - Tales From The South (Album Version)
248. Estuera - Flow (Original Mix)
249. Jonas Steur - Silent Waves
250. Jonas Steur - Red Shores
251. Gaia - 4 Elements (Original Mix)
252. Airwave - Bellywood [Trilogique Album CD3]
253. Airwave - Beam [Trilogique Album CD3]
254. Airwave - Sleep Alone [Trilogique Album CD3]
255. Airwave - Gong Zu [Trilogique Album CD3]
256. Airwave - CCCP Genius [Trilogique Album CD3]
257. Airwave - Space Beans [Trilogique Album CD3]
258. Airwave - Faux Semblant [Trilogique Album CD3]
259. Yarune - Airballoon (A Dreamer's Guide)
260. El Cortez - Desert Rose (Original Mix)
261. Whirloop - Cirrus Station

* Please note that the order of the tracks is not by preference but by chronological order of hearing asfar as I could recall it back then


What gives, Mane?
A couple of years back I was dedicated to share this list online but I never got round to it. Finally decided to sit down and do something for a change! So here we are. Some people claim you shouldn't live in the past. I agree, for the most part anyway. That said, it never hurts to head to the attic, open one of those dusty cardboard boxes and flick some pages on that old picture book. The thing is, I don't have a picture book to show you... Not a literal one anyway! Instead of pictures, let's check out the yearlist I assembled throughout 2007. If you were an avid ASOT listener back in those days, you will no doubt recognize a lot of tracks. You will occasionally run into some Classics as well. Some that are listed here, like Carlos - The Silmarillia, Chicane - Saltwater and Iio - Rapture, are tracks I used to hear on the radio long before 2007 but which I didn't get in their full unmixed version until that very year. Some others, like Cosmic Gate - Analog Feel, The Silmarillia (Leon Bolier Remix) or Alex Stealthy - Everything And Nothing, are tracks which I had encountered in 2006 but which my brother hadn't bought before: we only had radio rips he had recorded through his mp3 player. All in all the the tracks on this list are the tunes that I listened to a lot. A few kinda lost their touch, some are pretty cheesy (Jessica Sutta track anyone?) but by far the majority has aged perfectly fine for me. You might notice some radio-oriented tracks at 122-132 > most of these I knew by the time they aired on the radio but these all came from a "Vintage F.G." compilation bro had acquired. Funny to think that said compilation allowed me to reminisce on 2001ish back then!

As far as the music goes, this was without doubt the year of me embracing Leon Bolier like the hero he was. Heck, he kicked off the year for me through tracks that had been around a while before but which I hadn't heard until the first day of the new year (was in the hospital two weeks prior). Another artist that was gaining huge respect was Orjan Nilsen. On the one hand he brought forth a melancholic beauty like Gobstice. On the other hand he unleashed the beast known as Black Mamba. Black Mamba was one of three complete mind-blowers of that year (along Mojado - Kaktus and Ernesto vs. Bastian - Thrill) which I will never forget for the first times I heard all three of them were truly memorable moments. Each blew me away completely. To think that three such incomparable HOLYSHITWHATTHE(...)SICKKILLERTRACKISTHISFAAAAAAARK records could appear within one and the same year.... That's 2007 for ya ;) Another thing I loved about this year were the Rank 1 Remixes. No less than five of them revealed on ASOT! Granted, one was an alternative version to Life Less Ordinary and the other wouldn't be released until 2008 but eventually all of them rocked it for me (had to get used to that The Future Remix > was pretty disappointed at first, especially considering the brilliance of the original and Leon mixes, but grew to like it over the course of a few weeks).
 

Though 2007 was a great year music-wise, it wasn't the greatest year for developments in my personal life. Though after the disaster that was 2006, things were starting to look up gradually. Music-wise however both 2006 and 2007 are some of the most brilliant years of music I've ever experienced. I am not exaggerating! There was a certain freshness to these years that made my brother comment back then that we were already listening to some legendary tracks. And all these years later I can't deny the truth in the words he spoke way back: wouldn't want to anyway, he was as right as one can be! Earlier this year I realized that humanity might have already invented a time machine without really knowing it... Sure, it's not in the sense that sci-fi has popularized it but we have crafted a vehicle that allows us so temporary revisit the past (without distorting said past, or the future for that matter). Indeed: it's the music. When one goes through life listening to music on a daily basis, music and happenings in your life become deeply intertwined: a symbiosis of existence. A single track can stand synonymous to your general mood in a year or any given period of importance in your life. For me the Year Of All Years for music is 2007. Not 2003 (when my journey into Trance began) or 2005 (when most of the basis for my fandoms were shaped), despite both years being hailed as the (end of the) glorious "Golden Years" for Trance. Nope, I pick 2007. A year in which some things went wrong, some things went right but throughout all of it, I could just FEEL the air of better times approaching and better times DID approach eventually: 2008-2009 were two of the best years of my life till now, so many aspects of my life couldn't have been better! That said, 2007 was a metaphorical "End Of The Tunnel", a transitory period in which Darkness could be left behind and Light would follow soon. It is perhaps because of the upward spiral it represents in my mind that this year of music is Immortal to me. Hence I am sharing it with you now. And well... It would be handy to have this posted online in case I ever lose the printscreens of those yearlists... :P I will shut up now. Browse through the list and I hope you'll either remember some precious memories as you see the names or look them up. Otherwise I hope this list will have a few gems for you which you hadn't discovered before!

Enjoy my Memoires! :)

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