Entry #3: DJ Nonsense – Ancient Mechanisms
The third entry into the Hunab-ku Magik Mix Contest is one that I’m particularly excited about. Not only was the submission itself flawless, but DJ Nonsense’s mix truly speaks to the spirit of this competition.
Download or stream:
DJ: DJ Nonsense
Title: Ancient Mechanisms
Format: MP3 (320kbps)
01 Astral Projection – Still Dreaming (Anything Can Happen) [SUB48122]
02 Tandu – New Aura [BR65001-2]
03 Messiah – Hypnosys [TRANR609CD]
04 MFG – Mystic Dawn [2049-2]
05 Doof – Balashwaar Baksheesh [TWSCD3]
06 Time Modem – Klangdynamische Bewegung [BRB 10001-2]
07 Total Eclipse – Time Drops [AVA 015]
08 Electric Universe – Lovescience [SPIRIT ZONE 053]
09 Atahualpa – Ultimo Imperio [ZYX 60005-2]
10 Overlords – Sundown [T.I.T. CD 015]
11 Moksha – Absoluthum 05 [BTM 108]
12 Man With No Name – Pipeline [ZYX 81225-2]
13 LSG – Blueprint [GAIA 7]
14 Ayahuasca – New Moon [BFLCD13]
15 Miranda – Concorde [SUB 4837.2]
16 DJ Cosmix & Etnica – Kumba Mela [Di 1542]
17 Star Sounds Orchestra – Komaga [CAM-05]
I’ll let the DJ’s description speak for itself:
When picking the music for the contest I thought of some slower tracks I had wanted to use in previous mixes, but were finally discarded because they didn’t fit the tempo.
I had a bunch of them, so what about doing a whole mix out of this lot, starting at 109 BPM and picking up from there? Not exactly modern dancefloor mayhem, but this is no chill-out, either. More like a deep, mid-paced stomping groove for zoning out.
The timeframe of the mix is mostly compliant with the rules, bar a couple of exceptions; the oldest track dates from 1991 and at least another one was released in 1999.
I tried to imagine the spirit of the old times, where genre borders were blurred and an exciting and mysterious new ‘goa’ vibe could be found in certain tracks of different styles.
How bad-ass is that?! Tough act to follow, kids – this one is good. From what I’ve seen so far, though, it’s apparent you DJs out there have it in you to put together some awesome mixes, so keep ‘em coming!