Hungry Hungry Hippocampus
This is it, the very first mix posted on the Goat Ranch! May the old-school Goa trance now floweth upon us all…
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Title: Hungry Hungry Hippocampus
01 Mantaray – Anima Mundi [DMTCD03]
02 MFG – Journey Beyond The Planet [WHYCD04]
03 Exotonic – Creative Alternative [WHYCD02]
04 Brainflowers – Goaliens [WHYCD04]
05 Nucleus – Superluminal [BFLCD19]
06 Disco Volante – Moonraker (Man With No Name remix) [DA56000-2]
07 Miranda – Green Man [DA56017-2]
08 Chi AD – Spirit [CUCD01]
09 The Antidote – Sunrise [TIPLP08]
10 Zodiac Youth – Atoms (Angel Fish remix) [BFLCD19]
11 Kopfuss Resonator & Jorg – Whipbird (Session version) [SHIVACD001]
12 Alloy Trex – Track 01 [Algo-rhythm]
I’ve been on this kick lately of throwing mixes together consisting only of tracks I’ve never before put into a mix. This is mix #4 or #5 in a series of such mixes, and this one’s a bit more on the melodic side. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying listening to these as it’s almost as if I’m listening to another DJ’s mixes. Sometimes they come out sounding great, other times you can hear why the tracks weren’t “hits”, but overall I think they’re quite enjoyable for their track-variety alone.
Since we old school Goa DJs are dealing with a finite amount of tracks from the era, we have an increasingly difficult time creating unique mixes; we’ve all heard the thousand best tracks a thousand times each, either in our own or others’ mixes. I find that most mixes I see posted these days (including my own) contain a high percentage of tracks that – while admittedly being stellar tracks – have been played to death over the years. Thus, the mix remains in the “I’ll get to it one of these days” listening pile, and I sadly never really get around to listening to it. The “tossed salad” mixes like this one have been quite rewarding in this respect, as I’m re-discovering tracks I’d written off years before as being mediocre, only to find now that lined up in a mix together with other “uncommon” tracks, they can really shine.
Enjoy the mix!