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𝐈𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐄 - 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃/𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀/𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒 𝐄𝐗𝐂𝐋𝐔𝐒𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐄𝐑 𝐒𝐄𝐓
𝐈𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐄 is based in Brighton, England.
A composer, record producer and mix engineer who is a founder member of three pioneering Goa Trance acts - 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃, 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀 and 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒, and also creator of the legendary London electronic music studio 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑, where numerous ground breaking early Goa trance records were written and produced through the 1990s.
Growing up in the 𝐼𝑠𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑎𝑛 in the 1970s he was drawn towards the punk and alternative music movement after listening to 𝐽𝑜ℎ𝑛 𝑃𝑒𝑒𝑙, and after meeting like minded kids at senior school he found bass guitar was his instrument of choice.
With a group of school friends he formed a band called '𝑨𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒚 𝑫𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈’, and borrowing a 𝑀𝑜𝑜𝑔 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑖𝑔𝑦 and 𝑅𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑇𝑅 606 drum machine from school during the summer holidays, this was where 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧’s passion for home recording and using electronic musical instruments started to grow.
Moving to 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑛 with his mate 𝑹𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝑳𝒆𝒆𝒄𝒆 - a dynamic, driven drummer - in the late summer of 1986, he initially went to study bass guitar part time at 𝐺𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑠𝑚𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝐶𝑜𝑙𝑙��𝑔𝑒.
Doing as many courses as he could - general musicianship, rhythm musicianship - basically as many as were on offer, but one course in particular stood out.
This was computer based writing and arranging, and he fell in love with the idea of software sequencers.
By 1988, after working part time selling sandwiches up in the city, he managed to save enough money to buy an 𝐴𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑖 1040𝑠𝑡 with 𝐶-𝐿𝑎𝑏 𝑁𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑟, and a very early sampler, an 𝑂𝑏𝑒𝑟ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑚 𝑃𝑟𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑟. This was the birth of 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑.
𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 continued studying at 𝐺𝑜𝑙𝑑𝑠𝑚𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑠 for the next couple of years, being accepted on the very first Jazz and popular music degree in the country, he was also playing in various bands with 𝑅𝑜𝑔 around 𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝐸𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑜��, playing and exploring electronic based music with the band 𝐁𝐒𝐀, who were his ex 𝐴𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑦 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 schoolmates. They had also left the island the year after him, and were living in 𝑊𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑛.
By this time the studio had grown, with more equipment and a sound system acquired from the 𝐼𝑠𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑀𝑎𝑛 he started putting on squat parties.
At first these always involved bands, but slowly and surely the music gravitated towards the alternative electronic/dance music scene.
By 1990/1991, part of the 𝑀𝑎𝑛𝑥 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑤 were squatting in 𝐿𝑎𝑑𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑘𝑒 𝐺𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑒, and every time the squat got closed they would get the sound system out and party.
One old friend, in particular 𝐻𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑦 - who had just a sampler, a 𝑅𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝐻101, and an 𝐴𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑠 𝑀𝑀𝑇8 hardware sequencer, finished one of these parties off with a hardcore improvised techno set that blew the roof off the place!
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘴.
By the summer of ’92, the West London posse managed to squat an old army barracks/mental asylum under the 𝑊𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑤𝑎𝑦 that his old mate 𝐷𝑜𝑢𝑔 𝐹𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑐𝑜 turned it into a community art project, called 𝑨𝒓𝒕𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒆, (which is still going to this day in 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑙).
The plan was to do a massive party there, because they finally had the space.
Word got around, and out of the blue one afternoon a shifty group of individuals all with shaved heads turned up in the courtyard asking about the space and whether they could do a party there.
They turned out to be the renegade sound system and free party pioneers 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞.
The crew decided to share an event with them.
It was a massive success, 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 ran the system and the 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥's were shown what was possible with an improvised live Techno set.
That was it, the two crews came together.
𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 was given the role of rebuilding 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥’s sound system which had been impounded by the police after the legendary 𝐶𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑦 that had happened in the May of that year.
Ironically 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 had just signed a record deal with 𝐵𝑖𝑔 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 (who oversaw 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ’s 𝑫𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒍𝒚 Label). They had just got the advance and straight away decided to head to 𝐷𝑢��𝑙𝑖𝑛 to do a free party on top of a hill overlooking the city in a place called the 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝑪𝒍𝒖𝒃 - again the party was a great success.
𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 ran the sound system, and for the first time in 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥’s history the system didn’t cut out once throughout the whole night.
That was it, 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 dropped out of college and ran that sound system, doing live techno sets with 𝐻𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑦 and his mate 𝐽 who now went under the name 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐔𝐧𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 and 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐬. They did this for the rest of '92 until it was decided to leave the Sound System in Paris after doing a party that Christmas with the European branch of Spiral Tribe, who had left the country after Castlemorten.
So as 1993 rolled in and 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 was left at a loose end, out of nowhere he met a guy called 𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑇𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡 through a mutual friend.
This fortuitous meeting would end up changing 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧’s life forever.
𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑣𝑒 had just come back from Goa, where he had met 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ, owner of the newly formed 𝐷𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑙𝑦 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠.
𝑇𝑖𝑚 𝑃𝑎𝑙𝑚𝑒𝑟, owner of 𝑋𝐿 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 and a lot of the people involved in that very early scene at the time said - “𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰 𝘐𝘢𝘪𝘯, 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘪𝘵’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦”.
𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑣𝑒’s idea was to bring a collection of musicians together to make a Goa trance album and release it with 𝑇𝑖𝑚 𝑃𝑎𝑙𝑚𝑒𝑟 on a new sub label of XL called 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒑𝒕 𝑰𝒏 𝑫𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆.
He introduced 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 to 𝐽𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝐿𝑎𝑘𝑒, 𝑃𝑎𝑢𝑙 𝐽𝑎𝑐𝑘𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛 𝐹𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑, and the Brighton crew, 𝐷𝑖𝑛𝑜 𝑃𝑠𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑠, 𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑛 and 𝐽𝑜𝑡𝑖 𝑆𝑖𝑑ℎ𝑢, and together over the next year they produced what would become 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐥𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐲, 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝐼𝑛 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒’s first release.
𝐉𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐋𝐚𝐤𝐞 and 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐢𝐯𝐞 became 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃, 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 and 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐉𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐨𝐧 worked on various projects. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 would come over and work there.
𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 became a hub of pioneering Goa Trance activity. Classic tracks such as '𝑺𝒖𝒈𝒂𝒓 𝑹𝒖𝒔𝒉' by 𝑴𝒂𝒏 𝑾𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑵𝒐 𝑵𝒂𝒎𝒆 were written there!
The live element was always a massive factor in 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧’s approach to making music... In the spring of '94 𝐽𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 arrived back at 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 one afternoon after accidentally ending up at a meeting at 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝑵𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒃 with 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒔 party organizers. They were organizing a tour across America that summer and 𝐽𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 volunteered 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 to come and play live on the 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒁𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒊𝒂 𝒕𝒐𝒖𝒓 to the USA ’94 (which actually made the front cover of 𝑊𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑀𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑒).
So in June of that year after putting a live set together and adding an extra member 𝐃𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐨𝐝𝐚, they borrowed the money for flights from friends 𝐽𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑦 and 𝐶𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑎 of KLF fame.
This was lent to them under the premise that if they did not get the money back to them in time, Jimmy was going to blow up 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑's Synthesizers on the 21st June, Summer Solstice..!! Thank goodness with the help of 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧’s then girlfriend Bev they managed to get it together before the ill fated day...
So with flights booked, and equipped with an 𝐴𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑠 𝑀𝑀𝑇8 sequencer, a 𝑅𝑜𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝐻 101, an 𝐴𝑘𝑎𝑖 𝑆2800 sampler, a 𝑌𝑎𝑚𝑎ℎ𝑎 𝐹𝑋500 and a mixer, they headed off to New York on what would become a crazy three months. Fourteen people driving from the Big Apple to San Diego, 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 doing live Goa Trance - a first - playing various crazy parties along the way, such as highjacking the end of 𝐾𝑒𝑛 𝐾𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑦’s '𝙏𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧' play which was ending it’s tour at the 𝘽𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙚 on Independence Day.
The event was part of a tribute to 𝐴𝑙𝑎𝑛 𝐺𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑏𝑒𝑟𝑔 (who did attend) organized by the 𝑁𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑎 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑦. 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 were set up at the front of house and after the play had finished it was tradition that the house band would knock a few tunes out and the audience would get up on the stage and dance.
𝐷𝑒𝑠𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑜, one of the Zippies - got on the mic and announced that “𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥”. 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 faded out the house band and 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 dropped ‘𝑺𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒎’ from Digital Alchemy and the place went crazy - the stage was rocking, they only managed to play three tracks before the security said enough was enough.. so the Zippies attempted to persuade 𝐾𝑒𝑛 𝐾𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑦 to come along for the rest of the tour, but he said his time was done, and it was the Zippies turn to carry the torch.
Next stop on the tour was the 𝙍𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙗𝙤𝙬 𝙂𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 up in the mountains in 𝑌𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑆𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑁𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝑊𝑦𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔, it was so high up in the wilderness it was snowing when they got out of the van, in July..! 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃, using a generator, played the first electronic set ever at a Rainbow gathering.
As an aside, the whole of this tour had a virtual tour running in parallel on the 𝑊𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑊𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑊𝑒𝑏. Remember this is 1994, the first ever of its kind!
By September they reached San Diego and the tour came to an end so 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 headed back to 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 to regroup.
Once back in London 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 continued to write music for the second 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝐼𝑛 𝐷𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 album and thanks to 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ spent some more time at 𝐷𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑙𝑦 𝑆𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑖𝑜𝑠 in 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑥𝑡𝑜𝑛, where the track '𝑨𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒊𝒅𝒔' was written.
They also started doing gigs in England and through Europe playing shows as big as 𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙏𝙤 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚 at 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑥𝑡𝑜𝑛 𝐴𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑦 for the '𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑘𝑟𝑎 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟��𝑒𝑦' launch party.
It was around this time 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐨 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐬 and 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐧 signed to 𝐵𝑙𝑢𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝑜𝑚 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠 and asked 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 if he would join 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀.
The whole of the advance from the deal was spent on musical equipment, and 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 became a cutting edge electronic studio.
The studio was built around 2 𝐷𝑖𝑔𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝑌𝑎𝑚𝑎ℎ𝑎 𝑂1𝑉 mixers with total recall which could be flight-cased up with the rest of the studio and taken out to do gigs.
So then over the next two years, 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀 embarked on writing what would become the album '𝑰𝒏 𝑭𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑶𝒇 𝑨 𝑹𝒆𝒅 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒕'. It was also around this time 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 met 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐒𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐡 and 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒 was formed.
There were now three bands working out of the studio, and with this studio and live set up 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 could have done whole nights with three bands playing live, which was 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧’s original idea but unfortunately something had to give as everybody was trying to get in the studio at the same time.
Sadly 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 split due to the pressure, so the idea of 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 events never happened, but the split did lead to quite a number of 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 tracks never seeing the light of day, until now, when Iain was asked to do this radio mix for 𝙊𝙡𝙙 𝘿𝙤𝙜𝙨-𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝙏𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙨.
Four of the tracks appear in this mix.
Over the next three years, 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀 and 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒 released a number of tracks on classic labels - 𝐵𝑙𝑢𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝑜𝑚, 𝐷𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑙𝑦, 𝐷𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑃ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑠𝑚, 𝐾𝑜𝑦𝑜𝑡𝑒 to name a few, touring all over the world, playing live sets to grateful audiences before 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐤 and 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 decided to take a break from 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒 , and 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐤 left to build his own studio in Brighton, leaving just 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀 to finish off the album in 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑.
In late ’98 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒 decided to regroup down at 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐤’s new studio in Brighton, where he had installed 𝐽𝑢𝑛𝑜 𝑅𝑒𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟’s old DDA desk to embark on writing an album. Over the next year and a half, 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 commuted down from London to co-create the record '𝑳𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑮𝒐', which was released on the newly formed Brighton label 𝐴𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑐 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠, in 2000.
By this time 𝐃𝐢𝐧𝐨 and 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞 had become tired of commuting to London to work and it was mutually agreed it was time to finally move the studio down to Brighton.
This was the end for 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑, and all further releases from '99 onwards were all produced down on the 𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝐶𝑜𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝐸𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑.
This mix is a tribute to the 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 years selecting tracks close to 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧's heart, produced from 1993-1999 from all three bands.
The mix starts with '𝑹𝒊𝒔𝒆', the first ever Goa track that 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 produced with 𝐉𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 at Dragonfly in the winter of '93, which was never released and as mentioned earlier there are a number of 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐀𝐋 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 tracks included in the mix that never saw the light of day, in amongst those, 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 has raided his DAT collection and unearthed early 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀 mixes of '𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒘', and '𝑺𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒆 𝑶𝒇 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔' to come.
Also included is the first ever 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒 track written with 𝐃𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐨𝐝𝐚, and an early DAT mix of 𝐒𝐄𝐌𝐒𝐈𝐒’ ‘𝑺𝒆𝒎𝒔𝒊𝒔’.
Forward to 2016 and 𝐈𝐚𝐢𝐧 dusted off all the original 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 equipment, an old 𝐴𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑖 1040𝑠𝑡, the first 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑 𝐴𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑀𝑎𝑐 and dug out all of the old floppy disks and samples and sysex dumps of the synths used on the original recordings and embarked on rerecording five classic tracks from each band with a view after fifteen years, to get back out and play live, playing these re-imagined tunes, re-done with a modern twist, playing gigs in 𝐴𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎, 𝐺𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑐𝑒, 𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑔𝑖𝑢𝑚, 𝑅𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑎, 𝑆𝑒𝑟𝑏𝑖𝑎 and 𝐼𝑠𝑟𝑎𝑒𝑙...
Three of these new mixes are also included in the mix - the 𝐂𝐘𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐀 tracks - '𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒉𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓', '𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑵𝒆𝒄𝒌𝑻𝒊𝒆', and a re-working of '𝑨𝒏𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒔', which is a fusion of re-written parts from the original 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛 𝐹𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 and the 𝐶𝑦𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑎 𝑆𝐸23 𝐴𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛.
So there you have it, a bit of history and tribute to the crazy years that were 𝐒𝐄𝟐𝟑, we hope you enjoy.....
𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐏 𝐍𝐈𝐊𝐎𝐋𝐀𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐂 is an electronic music producer and DJ from 𝐵𝑒𝑙𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒, 𝑆𝑒𝑟𝑏𝑖𝑎.
He was hooked into electronic music in 1994 and started DJ-ing in 1995, with such great labels like 𝐸𝑦𝑒 𝑄, 𝐻𝑎𝑟𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒, 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑦𝑐𝑙𝑒 𝑂𝑟 𝐷𝑖𝑒, 𝑆𝑢𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑀𝐹𝑆, 𝑅𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐻𝑖𝑔ℎ, 𝑃𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑝𝑢𝑠 and 𝐵𝑙𝑢𝑒 𝑅𝑜𝑜𝑚 among many others. Their music made a big influence on him as a DJ, as well as a producer.
In 1999 he made his first steps into music production, and the next year he formed 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐤.
𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐤 is an ambient/chill out based project, influenced by such music luminaries as 𝑉𝑎𝑛��𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑠, 𝐽𝑒𝑎𝑛 𝑀𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑙 𝐽𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑒, 𝐾𝑙𝑎𝑢𝑠 𝑆𝑐ℎ𝑢𝑙𝑧𝑒, 𝐻𝑎𝑛𝑠 𝑍𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑟... These influences resonate in 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐏's music, with a huge mark. 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐤 debut album '𝑷𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒔' was released by 𝑇𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝐻𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐 in 2011.
Since then, 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐏 released a lot of EPs and Remixes, most of them for 𝐶𝑜𝑠𝑚𝑖𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑓 𝑅𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑠. Styles oscillate from beatless and ethno influenced moods to downtempo, slow trance alike music.
His music sets oscillate between Ambient / DownTempo / Breaks / Progressive House / Trance and Goa Trance. His set for the 'Dogs' is a retro Goa Trance set.
𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐏 is also organizing monthly the "𝑹𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒐 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆" events in Belgrade, in collaboration with 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒐 𝑷𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒄́ and 𝑽𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒓 𝑴𝒊𝒄́𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒄́. The 3 of them are the resident DJs of Retro Trance parties.
𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐌𝐚��𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐤: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3W9k1sw5uT9Jkpco1agL5Q
𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐭𝐢��: https://www.facebook.com/magnetikmusik
𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐑𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: https://www.mixcloud.com/RetroTranceBelgrade/
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