Photo by Jack Delano

A few years ago I knew I was in trouble. I was feeling driven into the dirt. I was wiped out on all levels and without a shred of optimism. I knew I was truly scraping the bottom when, save a few favourite classic albums, for the first time in my life all music sounded flat and uninspiring.

This was a pretty serious state of affairs.

Music has always been a place I can go to, be at or be in where I can feel truly free. Music has bailed me out on many lonely occasions, and infinitely raised the level of my most special social times. I never felt more scandalized than when, as a kid, my parents would threaten to take my music away.

All of the best times of my life have been spelled out and punctuated by music. I feel this strongly now. All of the plaque that builds up on my mind's lines of classification have dissolved. I feel the grittiness that comes with a fresh start.

This mix takes a mucky kaleidoscopic flight that starts off in dark branches, and slowly angles toward a golden slice of moon in a warm night sky.

  1. Jeremy P Caulfield "Hush"
  2. Jerome Sydenham and Function "Two Ninety One" (Chris Liebing Edit)
  3. Marascia "This Order"
  4. Simian Mobile Disco "Nerve Salad"
  5. Chris Liebing and Tommy Four Seven "Bauhaus"
  6. Obtane "Waterstorm"
  7. Daniel Sender "Afterhour" (Zdenko Grbavac Remix)
  8. Xhin "Plexus"
  9. Extrawelt "Leaf 43"
  10. Tino Boa "Gleis Effect"
  11. Bill Youngman "Beamer"
  12. The Selph "Designer Beaver" (Uto Karem Remix)
  13. Bukaddor and Fishbeck "Raedereichen"
  14. Maetrik "Paradigm House"
  15. Gary Beck "Yah Yah"
  16. Umek "Individual Breath"
  17. Big World "Quadrillion" feat. Markus Binapfl (Moguai Remix)
  18. Josh Wink "Minimum 23" (Agoria Remix)
  19. Robert Hood "War in the Streets"
  20. Mladen Tomic "Fly and Drive"
  21. Ame "Fiori" (Dixon Beat Edit)
  22. Dapayk Solo "Right Here with Me" (Heinrichs and Hirtenfellner Remix)
  23. Pleasurekraft "Tarantula"
  24. Ladies On Mars "Stop Lying to Me" (Rocco Caine Remix)
  25. Four Tet "Angel Echoes" (Caribou Remix)
  26. Tiga "Gentle Giant" (Martyn's Heaven Remix)