The second installment in the series of Christmas specials comes from Mr Fudson, here's what he had to say about his mix.


"In a year that saw the Slam tent throb to Lethal Industry and Belfast’s T13 in the Titanic Quarter positively come to the DJ Taucher Mix of Ayal, as well as a Dundee pub basement bounce to Carte Blanche, it’s safe to say there were many going to the back of the cupboard for their high school CD’s looking for inspiration.


OK, the last two points are maybe just me and those who came along to Yard in November but the fact remains, as witnessed in Strathallan and Belfast and countless other events and nights; trance is cool again.


Now I’ve purposefully chosen those words, not to diminish the credibility of this trend but to draw attention to a question and point. Why now, what’s changed? These songs aren’t new and the versions played are no different to those released 14-16 years ago, so what is? Well for a large portion of the crowds at T in the Park, AVA Festival and Yard it was their first time hearing these songs so young were they at the turn of the millennium. I understand that nothing I’m saying here is new. Trends and the resurgence of certain styles are inevitable while the irony of my point is not lost on me, my introduction to trance was not at its inception but through the Classic Euphoria CD’s over a decade later. As much as originality does exist, there’s no creation without influence.


So onto my creation, Minder 048: A Christmas Trance special. It exists not as a manifesto of originality but for the same reason Clouds played Tiesto and Space Dimension Controller played Ayal, to put a smile on your face and make you want to get mad on it."


Remember to check back next week for the last mix in the series for this year and then we will be back in the new year even bigger and better!



Children (Dream Version Edit) - Robert Miles

Communication (Original Mix) - Armin van Buuren

Synaesthesia (Ferry Corsten Remix) - The Thrillseekers

Gouryella (Short Extended Mix) - Gouryella

Carte Blanche (Original Version) - Veracocha

Madagascar - Art Of Trance

Luvstruck - Southside Spinners

Warrior - Warrior

Skydive (I feel wonderful) - Freefall Feat. Jan Johnstone

Gamemaster (Original Mix) - Lost Tribe

As The Rush Comes - Motorcycle

Heaven Scent - Bedrock

Lizard - Mauro Picotto

The Age Of Love (Jam & Spoon Watch Out For Stella Mix) - Age Of Love

Stella - Jam & Spoon

Belfast - Orbital









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