Derek Sanders

Happy New Year

by on Jan.01, 2011, under News

A happy new year (and decade) to everyone. To celebrate the new year, and give us something to remember 2010 by, I created an Elysium 2010 year-end mix. I wanted to bring together all of my favorite uplifting tracks from 2010. I think I could have kept adding to it, but I settled on 120 tracks for an 11 hour 44 minute mix. It is encoded with VBR, but it still comes to roughly a 1.2GB file, so this might not be for those of you under bandwidth constraints.

I thought I would also give a mention of some of my favorite producers from this year. By far I think the guy who impressed me the most was Ciro Visone. I heard some really nice work from the Italian producer late in 2009, but he really stepped up in 2010. Suncatcher also had a really nice year along with SoundLift, and group The Flyers & Mike Sonar. Some guys who are relatively new in 2010 (to me at least) that also stood out where Myk Bee, Hoyaa, Juventa, the duo Simon O’Shine & Sergey Nivone, and Imperfection.

I also got pretty heavy into progressive trance and house, though my mixes don’t reflect it. Audien had an amazing year from that style of trance, Arty/Alpha 9 did pretty well too, but I am not really familiar with enough of the artists to give any good synopsis of the genre for 2010.

The radio shows will be continuing as normal for now. Vocal Elysium 08 is scheduled to air on January 12, 2011 and the next airing of Elysium will be January 16, 2011. Sadly, I think I will be reducing Elysium to once a month, it is becoming too time consuming even doing it at twice a month. The costs of doing these shows is also becoming a factor, buying thirty new tracks each month begins to add up.

As for my other series of CD’s. I am going to begin work on Vocals Volume 6 (and 7) this month, which will be my favorite tracks from the last eight Vocal Elysiums. Probably by the end of March a new Grilled Sessions will be out, and I have a few other project mixes I want to get out.

Thanks for listening,

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