Here are my top 10 tunes of the past year!
10. Pryda Vs. Human League - Don't You Want Me Allein (Gabriel & Dresden Mashup)
9. London Grammar - Hey Now (Arty Remix)
8. Chris Malinchak - So Good To Me
7. The Noble Six - Lost Civilization (Alexandre Bergheau Remix)
6. Ellie Goulding - Burn (Tiësto Remix)
5. Fictivision Vs C-Quence - Symbols (Will Atkinson 5000 Remix)
4. Storm Queen - Look Right Through (MK Dub III)
3. Craig Connelly & Christina Novelli - Black Hole
2. Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais 'Summertime Sadness' Remix
1. Chase & Status - Lost & Not Found ft. Louis M^ttrs
Since Apples Podcast App stopped working I’ve been using Downcast, the £1.49 app is a great app for downloading, managing and listening to podcasts.
Podcasts are my main way of discovering new music and I'm an avid listener to Above & Beyond's Group Therapy as well as Tiesto's Club Life and Andy Moor's Moor Music.
Downcast is one of the most configurable apps I know, with settings for when and where to download podcasts, how many episodes to keep, streaming podcasts, skipping backwards and forwards within podcasts and volume adjustment control.
Podcasts are important part of any audio visual service and the Downcast app helps that experience.
It might be a bit late but here are my top tunes of 2012:
10. Avicii - Sleep
9. Cedric Gervais - Molly
8. The Other Tribe - Skirts [Jody Wisternoff Remix]
7. deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt
6. The Thrillseekers Ft Stine Grove - Everything (John O'Callaghan Remix)
5. Chicane - Free
4. Above & Beyond - Good For Me
3.Gareth Emery feat. Christina Novelli - Concrete Angel (John O'Callaghan Remix)
2. Eric Prydz - Every Day
1.Porter Robinson - Language
Here are my best Trance Podcasts so far of 2011:
#1 Trance Around The World with Above & Beyond
British based Above & Beyond recently celebrated their 350th episode. Their two hour weekly podcast consistently showcases the best in Trance Music. Can be listened to live every Friday at 7 on di.fm.
#2 Tiesto's Club Life
The Dutch Super DJ recently celebrated his 200th episode, again great consistent new Trance.
#3 John O'Callaghan's Subculture Podcast
Irish DJ John O'Callaghan is one of my newest finds but has one of the best selections of tunes.
#4 Sean Tyas Tytanium Sessions
My favourite US based DJ picks out some great remixes in his weekly podcast.
#5 Paul van Dyk's VONYC Sessions
German super DJ Paul van Dyk has a 30min weekly podcast.
#6 A State of Trance Podcast
Armin Van Buuren, the worlds biggest DJ has a weekly podcast but only provides 20mins of desktop raving. Recently celebrating ASOT 500 with a massive night of music live on di.fm.
#7 The Gareth Emery Podcast
Brit Gareth Emery has a weekly podcast full of trance.
#8 Andy Moor's Moor Music
Great consistent podcast from Andy Moor.
Shrewsbury's finest James Vardill's monthly mix is an awesome selection of trance.
Love House Music? Then this event is for you.......
The Monthly Mix is an well established podcast on the internet supplying the finest House music once a month to listeners across the world, with well over 1000 subscribers!
The Monthly Mix comes out of the studio & into the club!
Back again for 2011 supplying you with a monthly dose of uninterrupted house music!
Friday 7th January 2011 @ Evolution Shrewsbury
1st Friday of every Month........
I will be bringing you the finest in Soulful, Funky, Uplifting, Dirty Dutch & Tech House Music.
See you on the Dance floor :-)
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These are my top 6 most listened to Electronic/Trance podcasts so far this year:
1. Tiesto's Club Life
Week after week Tiesto's club life provides consistent quality electronic music. The hour long weekly show has a mix of melodic and uplifting trance. I listened to the two part Christmas special several times as it had some of the best songs of 2008 including some from Tiesto's own In Search of Sunrise album.
2. Armin Van Buuren's - A State of Trance
Armin's podcast introduced me to one of my favorite songs of last year, Sunlounger & Zara - Lost (Club Mix Edit). His weekly 20 -25 min podcast provides equally as good quality electronic music as Tiesto and is often a great place to hear Armin's own tracks before they are released.
3. James Vardil's - Monthly Mix
Ex ImAFish founder James 'Yammez' Vardil's monthly funky house mix combines a great mix of new and classic tracks. The podcast goes from strength to strength with February's podcast being the best yet.
4. Above & Beyond's Trance Around the World
The UK's best trance DJ's Trance Around the World podcast provides 2 hours of weekly trance including guest mixes and tracks from upcoming albums. I can see Above and Beyond topping DJ lists in the years to come.
5. Funky House London Style
A monthly house podcast that provides consistent funky house music.
6. Sean Tyas' Podcast
Hot off his recent essential mix, Sean Tyas' podcast is my most recent addition in iTunes. It has a nice trance feel and the tracks are hot and consistent.
It's been a while since I blogged about music but with the Miami Winter Music Festival coming up it seemed like a good time to mention my two favourite trance podcasts. They come from no less than two of the biggest names in trance music and their weekly updates are well worth listening to:
Both can be found within iTunes or from the sites above.