Sean & Xander – Inspire 062 (2017)

Van Martin van Zeelandt

The more I get back into the Trance scene, the more music I come across. I’m on full Trance mode at the moment, and I’m seriously digging a lot I’m hearing. Recently I’ve been getting into Rielism mode (Sied van Riel’s music) and Perrelli & Mankoff, and via Soundcloud a duo called Sean & Xander pointed out a new mix they’ve uploaded only a few days ago, and they thought I might like it. Well, truth be told, they were right. I’m loving everything the Trance scene has to offer, so this was a nice welcome. I think in the last couple of days I was stalking Sied van Riel’s Soundcloud page. I need a break.

That break came in the form of a brand new mix, which is basically a radio show, presented by Sean & Xander. I’ve been out of the Trance scene for a while now, so I can’t tell you who is who. And I’ve never seen their names before. So I do apologise to those Sean & Xander fans on Facebook. They seem to have a huge following on Facebook: around 54000! Now that’s impressive. How did that slip by without me noticing it? I’m a huge music freak, so I should have noticed it.

Their show is broadcasted every Tuesdays on Trance-Energy Radio, and that’s another thing I didn’t know it excisted. It’s like I’m re-introduced into a scene which shouldn’t have been new to me, but it is. I reckon that between 2006 and 2014 I was fully out of Trance music, and only the last couple of months I’ve been drawn back into it.  This is yet another mix which makes me realise how awesome this scene and style is. So beautiful, so passionate, so ground breaking.

The tracklist was nicely added, so we know which tunes they’ve used for their radio show!

tracklist TCD

01. The Thrillseekers – In These Arms (The Thrillseekers presents Hydra Extended Remix) 
02. Davey Asprey – Passengers (Extended Mix) 
03. Ruben De Ronde x Rodg & Ben Gold – BombSquadKittens (Extended Mix) 
04. Stoneface & Terminal – Deepox (Extended Mix) 
05. Dark Fusion – Ressentir (Extended Mix) 
06. Max Graham & Neev Kennedy – Guiding Light (James Dymond Extended Remix)
07. Svenson & Gielen – We Know What You Did… (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix) 
08. Alexandre Bergheau presents I.D.K. – Deep Blue (Extended Mix) 
09. Perrelli & Mankoff feat Sara Houston – Lingering Mind (Extended Mix) 
10. Marco V – Alosaka (Extended Mix) 
11. Steve Allen & UDM presents Nightflyers – Nightflyers (Extended Mix) 
12. MaRLo – Onaj (Extended Mix) 
13. Gareth Emery feat Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (ReOrder Extended Remix) 

I know I’m normally against progression of music, because I’m more a fan of the older stuff, but in this case Trance is only progressing in a good way. The music has got deeper and more emotional, and produced much better. If you compare this to the Trance from the early 00s, it’s such a different world.

Sean & Xander’s show/mix is a seriously good one. A lot of extended mixes. Basically every track is an extended version of the original, and the flow between them all is nice. There are two tracks I need to get used to, which is ‘We Know What You Did’ and ‘Concrete Angel’. It’s because I like the original a bit more.

The other 11 tracks are seriously insane. ‘Lingering Mind’ is the track of the moment for me, ‘Guiding Light’ a secret pleasure for me, because I can loose myself, but for me the best track in this mix has got to be ‘Ressentir’. Whatever it might mean, the track is just pure filth. It has influences from other styles, and a bit of the older Trance sound, and that combination works extremely well in this track.

Sean & Xander, you’ve gained a fan. I’m digging this mix a lot. Don’t know if I’m able to listen to your mixes on Trance-Energy Radio every Tuesday, but I’ll do my best to catch up via Soundcloud. This is Trance, just the way I like it!


DJs: Sean & Xander
Genre/Style: Trance
Mix Info: Inspire Episode 062
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Sean & Xander – Facebook Fanpage

 Categorie: MIX REVIEW Trance

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