Forget To Remember Sessions - 1 (click for link)

This is a nearly-three hour long epic of a three deck mix that really takes you on a journey. There’s some deep house, a little bit of minimal, some electro in there, some progressive techno, some progressive house, some samples, banging techno and a hint of acid techno at the end. Its all there. The idea is for a really good office or travelling mix that you can really fall into. I think it does that rather nicely. You can lose yourself in this one, trust me. 

Its been a tough few weeks so it was nice to get away from my thoughts behind the decks and bring you something a bit different. 

On one of the tunes I cued up with the fader up (its been a long week!) lets see if the eagle-eared amongst you can pick it out! 

Hope you like this one. A four hour classic trance special to follow next week. Until then, stay safe, love each other and enjoy the set.


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Track
Artist

1
Jungelknugen (Prins Thomas Remix)
Todd Terje
2
Ben & Gurd (Killin’ It M Day Mix)
MR G
3
Mama
Kerri Chandler feat Jerome Sydenham
4
Chamaniac
Damon Jee
5
Prescription Every Night
Heaven & Earth
6
Right On Right On (Matthias Tanzmann 2020 Mix)
Silicone Soul
7
Back (Original Mix)
Alperen Duman
8
At Ricky’s (Original Mix)
Marco Ressmann.
9
Every Inch (Deetron Mix)
George Fitzgerald
10
Way Of Life (Loz Remix)
Yousef
11
In My Lifetime (Deetron Mix)
Ezel
12
Say It’s Going To Change (Deetron Space Station Mix)
Portable
13
Night Flow (Kenny Larkin Drama Mix)
La Fleur
14
(Tom Petty interlude)
15
Koto
Rebuke
16
Akasha
Bay Of Fires
17
Daliah (Tale Of Us Remix)
Melawati
18
Arctic Voice (Township remix)
Township Rebellion
19
Condor (Rex The Dog Mix)
Kiwi
20
Overload (A Better Lie Remix)
Gui Borato & Luciano Vilanova
21
Sordid Affair (Fehrplay Mix)
Royksopp
22
No Defeat No Retreat
Adam Beyer
23
Untitled (Call Out Your Name) (Deetron Remix)
Paul Woolford
24
Discogroove
Luvolin
25
Blaster
Dodedansen
26
Manifestation (Thanx Ingo Rose Remix)
Chris Maico Schmidt
27
Dial Tone
Rebuke
28
Chicago
Loweedz
29
Park People
Adam Beyer
30
Lost In Paradise
Ellen Allien
31
7 O Clock (Luca Agnelli remix)
Luca Agnelli
32
I Feel The Music
BTraits
33
Hypnotized (Joyhauser remix)
Amelie Lens
34
Dragonrush
Lone


Still Here (click for link) 

Still Here. Reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. This is a 90 minute collection of some new and nearly new trance tunes that I’ve been building up for a few weeks, ending of course with the obligatory classic; the seminal White Room by Adam White and Andy Moor. Elsewhere we have not one but two records off the new Marsh EP, two Above & Beyond records and a while lot of driving, melodic trance. Those who know me know I don’t like too many vocals in my trance mixes, so this was something of a departure. There are loads in here! Everyone can change, right? :)


There is undoubtedly a lot of dross being released these days under trance labels but this mix hopefully proves that there are still some absolute gems to be found if you know where to look. Don’t you just hate it when everyone writes off the thing you love, without knowing all the facts and taking time to understand their own opinion? Yeah, me too. 


This one goes out to everyone who has been written off and cast aside, but who are very much alive and kicking. 


I’ve got a banging techno playlist sorted for next week, but might sneak it in this week if I get time. Stay tuned, this one is not to be missed. Until then, stay safe. Peace. 


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Track
Artist
Buy
1
Crimson Tide Sample
Crimson Tide Movie
2
Gijpe (Extended Mix)
Marsh
3
Lost In You (Extended Mix)
Marsh
4
Cafune (Full Version)
Solarstone
5
Are We Falling (Original Mix)
Factor B pres. HIGHLANDR
6
Becoming
Aurosonic feat. Ellie Lawson
7
Jam (Extended Mix)
Above & Beyond
8
Reverie (Extended Mix)
Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnson
9
Need You Now (Extended Mix)
MR90
10
That feeling (Extended Mix)
Orkidea
11
Samsara
Otiot
12
Hero Within (Original Mix)
Danny Cullen
13
Black & Blue
Ilan Bluestone & Adam Beyer
14
Intentions
Dan Dobson
15
Neutrino (Harry Square Remix)
Saint Sinners
16
Coming Home (Limelight Extended Mix)
Nicholas Gunn feat. Alina Renae
17
Don’t Be Scared
Chris Schweizer
18
I Believe (Original Mix)
Giuseppe Ottaviani pres Lucid Blue
19
Algorithm
Allen Watts
20
The White Room (Extended Mix)
Adam White & Andy Moor pres. Whiteroom




Reborn (click for link)


This is a trademark recorded live Chris Morgan mix, starting out on a proggy, tech-house sort of vibe, picking up the pace, slipping through the gears and ending up in some proper techno naughtiness across the expanse of a two hour session. 


There are a lot of new tunes in here, including from the likes of Danny Howells, Laurent Garnier, Darmec and that man James Solace who is on fire lately. We end with some banging techno goodness from Slam, Fatima Hajji and SP-X. Seriously, get a load of that Slam tune. :) We like! We like! We like! 


The first track is Ten2, my first foray into the realm of production under the guise of Boogerloo (please be nice); a lush, proggy arrangement with yours truly providing the filtered sample speech in the background, designed to evoke a wistful backwards glance at the memories we have made because of dance music. As we charge off into the techno I wanted to get across the message that I am reborn as a DJ because of techno, ending with a suitable sample from a very familiar movie. 


Also trademark here are the long transitions, loops and layered beats with me finally showing that I have settled into the Xone-96 and am really getting the best out of those four channel EQs and filters. It really is a wonderful bit of kit and I absolutely love using it. 


You’ll enjoy this one, I think. :) 


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Track
Artist

1
Ten2 (Original Mix)
Boogerloo
2
Mallets
Danny Howells
3
Thanks For Coming (Steve Bug Remix)
Detroit Grand Pubahs
4
Prelude To Madness (Original Mix)
John Tejada
5
Hit That (Original Mix)
21 Souls
6
I Cant Believe (Extended Mix)
The Kevin Saunderson & Todd Terry Project
7
Its Alright (We’ll Be)
Detroit Swindle
8
Sweat (Franky Rizardo Remix)
John Tejada
9
Feelin’ Good.
Laurent Garnier & Chambray
10
Poi En Pad (ROD Remix)
69
11
Virus (Original Mix)
14th Floor
12
Its A Hybrid (Carl Lekebusch Remix)
Abi Bah
13
Spectre (Chris Morgan Edit)
Jake Kerr
14
111
Juan M & Mr Doxx
15
Keep On
James Solace
16
Mystery Land
Luca Gaeta
17
Settle In The Sun
Bart Skils
18
Quasar (Dario Sorano Remix)
Darmec
19
Steel Industry (Original Mix)
Nas Up
20
Seed Tray
Dusky
21
Vapour
Slam
22
Forget (Niereich & Shadym mix)
Fatima Hajji
23
Breaths Of Separation
SP-X
24
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
Movie Sample



Clouds (click for link)


This is a proggy, laid back hour or so that plays in my preferred space: the grey area gap between techno, trance and progressive house. 


It kicks off with me playing about with slightly clipped and heavily filtered series of drum, high, synth, effects and strings samples sequenced on the Akai Force to form a first tune of sorts; really just a nice lead into the looped clicky first phrase or two of Dancing In Dark rooms by one of my favourite artists, Quivver. His work appears no fewer than three times in this mix. 


Again this is a live recorded mix with no hocus pocus, just the truth. And it shows in places :) I’d rather be dropping a beat here or there than not doing things properly as I always have. This is a great thing to love, it deserves the respect. 


Another mix planned for this weekend, but until then stay safe and be nice to each other. 


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Track
Artist

1
Chris Morgan
Sample sequencing
2
Dancing In Dark Rooms
Quivver
3
Moix
AFFKT
4
Mongo (Alan Fitzpatrick remix)
Planet Mongo
5
Chemicals
Yotto
6
Disco Belle (dub)
Paul Keeley
7
January Embers feat. Laurent L’aimant
My Friend
8
Jack Mountains (Quivver edit)
Mattia Saviolo
9
Matinada
Clavis
10
Toasted
Khainz
11
Space Invader (Quivver edit)
Khainz & Clari Ann
12
Cold Energy (Original mix)
16 Bit Lolitas
13
Flaming June 2010 (Jaytech & James Grant mix)
BT



Relax (click for link) 

I got home from the pub and - feeling very relaxed, hence the title - I thought I’d get behind the decks for an hour or so. This is the result. Just a little selection of the great techno that has come out in the last month or so, plus a stone cold fox of a pure classic from Slam. This is just some great techno and some fun deep accapellas which I’ve layered over the top like a third track, plus some film quotes to keep things interesting. I’m exploring using three decks at a time and have really been pushing myself. I’m really liking how these are sounding. 


After a few weeks of mixing trance which doesn’t suit my mixing style, it was a relief to get back into some proper technical techno which does. I wasn’t going to put this one online but I think you’ll agree it turned out very nicely. 


Sometimes the really great mixes are the unplanned ones you just fire up the decks and do spontaneously. This is a great example. Enjoy. :)


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Track
Artist
Buy
1
Inside (Accapella loop, appears several times)
2
Dialogue sample
Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas
3
Analog Life
& My Mother Say
4
Addicted (Original Mix)
100TO
5
2001 Space Odyssey dialogue sample
6
Late Night Drive
Manlike B’Cos
7
2001 Space Odyssey dialogue sample
8
Positive Education (Original Mix)
Slam
9
Moments (Original Mix)
Mr G
10
Dark Waves
18 East & Kilany M
11
Hyper Real Decadence
WEHHBA feat Thomas Gandey
12
Body Language (Original Mix)
Layton Giordani
13
Freedom
Victor Ruiz
14
Seven
Jonas Kopp
15
Hammer (Rudosa Mix)
Fatima Hajji
16
Rotary (Slam Live edit)
Damon Wild
17
No Sleep
WEHHBA
18
Anatomic Distortion (Roentgen Limiter Remix)
Puncher & Marco Kallas
19
Sgadi Li Mi
Charlotte de Witte



Climb To Altitude (click for link)

The trance mix I did at the end of last week was very popular. So much for trance being dead eh? 

This is a more sedate affair, much in the same vein as Lush and Requiem but with a longer and more euphoric trance ending. Some of the mixing in this one is truly dreadful, sorry :)

You’ll notice as a theme I’ve put a few layers of different air traffic control samples, some jet noises and such into this one, and it ends with Sky by Solarstone which has a sample in it about a guy laying back on a flight, looking out the window and taking in the view from 38,000 feet. 

I've had terrible wanderlust lately and have been daydreaming about taking a flight to somewhere, anywhere. This is a peon of sorts to that. 

Enjoy.

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Track
Artist
Buy
1
X Machina (Cubicolor Remix)
Howling
2
Moment Before Dreaming (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
Ananda Project
3
City Lights (Gorje Hewek & Izhevski Mix)
Blanche
4
Eu Topos (Extended Mix)
Marsh feat Mimi Page
5
Walls (Joris Voorn Mix)
Yotto
6
Walking With Giants (Extended Mix)
Nox Vahn
7
Phoenix (Original Mix)
Rodriguez Jnr
8
Ruby (Extended Mix)
Enamour
9
No Sudden Moves (Original Mix)
Glenn Morrison
10
Kilimanjaro (Original Mix)
Michael Cassette
11
Something About You (Original Mix)
Grum
12
First Kiss (Original Mix)
Azotti
13
Newborn (Extended Mix)
Alexander Popov
14
Live Again (Original Mix)
Jor3ns
15
Universal Love (Extended Mix)
Cosmic Gate
16
Rocke Science (Original Mix)
Above & Beyond
17
Love Sublime (Extended Mix)
Stoneface & Terminal feat Katty Heath
18
Sky (Extended Mix)
Solarstone




Mojo (click for link)

Just a classic trance mix, no frills. The sort of thing I used to do all the time years ago with close friends. An unashamedly peak time trance fest, nothing clever just a lot of fun. I needed a lift after a tough day where I temporarily lost my mojo. Hence the name. 

I thought the other day how much I'd like to have a classic trance mix from back in the day to listen to when I need something a little up-tempo, dare I say, when I need something to make me smile? Something to get your mojo back? 

This will do it. 

Great for the car, the gym, a run, work...

Dedicated to the one and only Don Gibson, who is the first person I think of when I hear these tunes. Lets have a boys night in soon.

Track
Artist
Buy
1
Never (Tiesto Mix)
ROC Project feat Tina Arena
2
Rapture (Armin Van Buuren Mix)
IIo
3
Amsterdam (Andy Moor Extended Mix)
Luminary
4
One Night In Tokyo (Above & Beyond Mix)
Purple Mood
5
Sun & Moon (Club Mix)
Above & Beyond feat Richard Bedford
6
Children Of The Sun
Robert Gitelmann
7
Reflect
Maor Levi
8
Calling For Love (Extended Mix)
Markus Schultz & Jes
9
Where Life Takes Us (Original Mix)
Ben Gold
10
Typhoon
ReLocate
11
Illuminate (Extended Mix)
MK-S
12
Autumn Falls (Original Mix)
George Hales
13
Once (Ferry Corsten Mix)
Ferry Corsten feat Pulse
14
Alone Tonight (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
Above & Beyond
15
Until Monday
Giuseppe Ottaviani
16
India (Original Mix)
Jochen Miller
17
Lost Connection (Andres Sanchez Uplifting mix)
Jochen Miller
18
You Will Never Be Forgotten (Activa Mix)
Bryan Kearney
19
Mistral (Original Mix)
GTR
20
Imagine (Mike Nichol mix)
Andrelli & Blue feat Hila



Requiem (click for link)

Its been a pretty sad time for the world in general since my last mix. We embark again on another slow and progressive mix as I really enjoyed the last one. This one is a similar sort of journey but moodier somehow. Or maybe that’s me. Maybe it’s what is going on out there that makes it feel that way. But it does have a happy ending; a rising, triumphant finale that lifts you out of the hypnosis. And isn’t that what music is for? For giving you hope that there is hope? 


It is all new tunes this week and I’ve been so impressed with the quality of the progressive house that is being released just lately. It really is amazing. I cannot do justice to it. This is just a tiny taste. 


I’ve started week 2 of a juice detox today so am not on the top of my game and sadly it does show on some of the mixing here. Sorry about that. There are a couple of dodgy moments but I hope they don’t spoil your enjoyment of the mix. If nothing else it does prove that I don’t cheat on the beat matching and am at least trying to do things properly, thinking about what I’m playing, mixing live by ear, without using the Sync buttons or a laptop etc: the old fashioned way. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, as I like to say. Technically I’ve never been the best. But I like to think my record selection and the way I put my mixes together does make up for it to an extent. You can be the judge but I hope you enjoy it, regardless of the couple of spots of cringe. :)


You may be able to hear I pushed myself technically a bit on this one, there are a few loops, use of a third deck, adding some sample layers and the mix debut of my (amazing!) new Akai Force sampler/sequencer which as you can hear, I am still finding my way around. 
I’ll be back next week with a driving techno mix that has been a couple of weeks in the offing. I also have a Northern Exposure tribute mix in the pipeline which will be fun. Until then, stay safe. 


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Track
Artist
Buy
1
The Coming Of The Martians (dialogue sample, Ehren Stowers Edit)
Richard Burton
2
Solitary State
9th House
3
Sand Waves (I_Love_extended mix)
Max & Nim
4
Wake Me Up (Tale Of Us Mix)
Cubicolor
5
Prophecy
Matan Caspi
6
Free Myself
Yousef & Gorgon City feat. EVABEE
7
Head Above Water (Original Mix / CM Piano edit)
Ryan Crosson pres. Aquarius Heaven
8
Ignition (Original Extended Mix)
Einmusik
9
Supermodel
Stelios Vassiloudis
10
Universal Theory (Original Mix / CM Piano Edit)
Luttrell
11
Monument (Stephan Bodzin Mix)
Vaal & Tale Of Us
12
WTF (Tinlicker Extended Mix)
Moon Boots
13
Lost In Mind (Volen Sentir Extended Vision)
Ben Bohmer & Malou
14
Lights Out (Extended Mix)
Adrian Alexander & Chris Giuliano
15
Beyond The Comfort Zone (Extended Mix)
Elysian
16
Arcadia (Extended Mix)
Maor Levi
17
The Hunt For Red October (Dialogue sample)
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ISOLATION ACCLIMATISATION SESSIONS: FOUR (click for link)


As promised last week I slowed it down and went all progressive. This is me at my most comfortable behind the decks, my mixing style suits this kind of music down to the ground and I found myself really stretching the Xone-96. The result is a near-90 minute mix I’m really happy with. 
I really hope you enjoy listening to it. 


This is a proper musical journey the likes of which you don’t really see that often any more. We start off deep, hypnotic and dreamy and as the mix progresses we add some lush soundscapes and irresistible melodies as the BPM very gently increases. Expect some absolutely beautiful new (and recent) stuff from the likes of Sasha, Soul Button, Danny Howells, the mighty Tale Of Us, Dave Seaman, Jody Wisternoff, Clavis, James Zabiela and the Anjunadeep boys. as well as the new Toasted EP from Khainz which was released this week.


We finish off almost on a slow trance sort of vibe, with two newer mixes of Foreplay and Blueberry by Probspot which for those who know me, know they are two of my all time favorite Proggy trance records and I’ve been playing them since I had them on vinyl! Here we see some great remix action from Paul Hawcroft and Daniel Wanrooy. This one is dedicated to my sister Charlie in Airlie Beach in Australia. 


This is beautiful. Check it out. 

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Track
Artist
Buy
1
Nox Vahn & Marsh
Come Together
2
Little Dragon (Sasha Involv3r mix)
Crystalfilm
3
Tale Of Us
Alone
4
Clavis
Camira
5
Clavis
Wirefire
6
Soul Button feat Terry Grant
Utopia
7
Magit Cocoon & Lonya (WhoMadeWho Mix)
Shima 1L
8
Dave Seaman
Press 1 For Human
9
Danny Howells
Shortwave
10
James Zabiela (Sasha mix)
The Healing
11
Braxton feat. Danni Wells
Torn
12
Khainz
Toasted
13
Probspot (Daniel Wanrooy Extended Mix)
Blueberry
14
Probspot (Paul Hawcroft Mix)
Foreplay
15
Holbrook & Skykeeper (Extended Mix)
Echoes
16
Matan Zohar & Rachel K Collier (Maor Levi Mix).                 Only For You 


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ISOLATION ACCLIMATISATION SESSIONS: THREE (click for link)


This is techno very much in the theme of my last couple of mixes but (mostly) different tunes. Was a lot of fun. You know what you are getting by now: pounding base, long, technical transitions and synths. Lots of glorious synths. Its a warm up set in many ways as it starts off slower and gets quite banging by the end without being big room, peak time bosh. I hope you enjoy it. 


Eagle-earned spotters amongst you will recognize the last tune as one of the bangers off last week's Hurry Up mix. Although I like to keep things fresh and not repeat tunes, some simply demand it. What a tune! :)


Next IA Session I'm going to slow things down and go a bit deep and proggy as I've really enjoyed some of the new progressive tunes out last week and have the makings of a really good mix so keep your eyes peeled for that one. Until then, stay safe and keep happy.

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Track
Artist
Buy
1
Go (Victor Ruiz Warehouse Mix)
Moby
2
Space Date (Pleasurekraft mix)
Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani & Green Velvet
3
Terra Firma
Alan Fitzpatrick
4
Boundaries
Monika Kruse Meets Pig & Dan
5
As If
Iker Seedorf
6
Salamander
Puresque
7
Neferu
Ramon Tapia
8
Mind Awake
Wehbba
9
Uncertain
Force
10
Vespula
Slam
11
Beast Man
T78
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ISOLATION ACCLIMATISATION SESSIONS: TWO (click for link)

Sometimes its good to leave the House....
This is a no-holds-barred techno extravaganza, touching on some progressive techno, there's some acid in there, some bits you might not expect, and a whole lot of pounding bass and hypnotic dark techno that you probably will. These are all new or newish techno tunes that I've picked out from the recent fine new releases. Hope you like them. 
Again, this is recorded live in my flat with no cheating, no synch, no post-production messing around - its just the tunes as nature intended, straight out of the mixer. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Which is my way of apologising for the odd ropey mix. 
This one goes out to my main man Brad Freeman for his birthday. Happy birthday fella. Hope you enjoy this one pal. I think you may well do...


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Track
Artist
Buy
1
Dark Fate
Oscar L
2
Just Close Your Eyes
Christian Smith
3
Intuit
Thomas Schumacher & Victor Ruiz
4
Find Yourself
Harvey McKay
5
Nature Save Us
Shinedoe
6
Fierceness
Joyhauser
7
Contour
Deas
8
Breath
Fjaak
9
Wasted
Pig N’ Dan
10
Deadbug
Dubfire
11
Organico (CM Edit)
Eats Everything
12
Trust Me
Marco Faraone
13
Form
Charlotte de Witte
14
Another Club (Charlotte de Witte mix)
Radioslave







ISOLATION ACCLIMATISATION SESSIONS: ONE (click for link)
LINK- 
https://www.mixcloud.com/DJChrisMorgan/isolation-acclimatisation-sessions-one/

Recorded live in front of a live audience of four spectacularly disinterested cats from right here in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
As with all my mixes, there’s no Sync, no post-production editing, no cheating; just the tunes the way nature intended. 
This is a walk through the house to the techno in the back garden, so to speak. ;)


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Track
Artist
Buy
1
Give It Up
Eighteen Keys
2
Cat Caller
84BIT, KPD & Ida Flow
3
Starry Night
Peggy Gou
4
Parfume (Dosem Mix)
Eli & Fur
5
Star (Original Mix)
Mark Fanciulli & Nic Fanciulli
6
Shake It (Nic Fanciulli Mix)
Lee Cabrera vs Thomas Gold
7
Heart Of Glitter
Chus & Ceballos & Dario D’Attis
8
Freak (Matthias Tanzmann Mix)
Camelphat feat. Cari Golden
9
Waya Know
Kideko
10
Wanna Show Me (Extended Mix)
Low_Steppa feat. Reigns
11
Kingswing
Matador
12
Dream 17
Annette
13
Catalyst
James Solace
14
Rush
Fjakk
15
People Say (Nic Fanciulli Mix)
Paolo Rocco
16
Acperience (Extended Mix)
Hardfloor
17
Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix / Edit)
Mory Kante


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October 2018 - The Wave 
A progressive journey into the things that make you smile in dark rooms and in places of beauty. Not that the two are mutually exclusive but you get the idea... 
Recorded live with some friends, again, no post-mix editing, beat match synching (it shows lol) or funny business just me and three decks and some seriously cool deep and throbbing progressive tunes. First new mix I've done for over a year so be nice! This one goes out to my mate Dan N - stay strong brother. Hope this makes you smile. 

Link - 
https://soundcloud.com/chris-morgan-122/the-wave-2018
Tracklisting - 
Sample 
The XX - Intro
Talaboman - Sideral (BCN Edit)
Sergy & Chicks Love Us - Pop It (Original) 
Nic Fanciulli - Wild (Lauren Lane Remix) 
Hot Since 82 - Bugging' (Dub) 
Technasia - I Am Somebody 
Francesco Chiocci - Black Sunrise (Olderic Mix)
Ejeca - Zatoria 
Marc Houle Paligama (Frankey & Sandrino Mix) 
Thermal bear feat. Arrows Down - Turn The Tide (Sasha Involv3r re-edit) 
Sample