Staying within the White Light guidelines, this mix was about about night driving, introspection and letting the songs breathe. It’s packed full of tasty jams both new and old, from many sub-genres. Some tracks are over 13 years old but most are recent finds. Disco, Deep House, Acid House, New Electro, Rock… It all found it’s place in The Light. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
There can be huge difference between the music a dj gets to play in the club and the music a dj wants to play based on whatever mood they are in on a given night. Also the party atmosphere in clubs doesn’t always cater to everyone’s different moods, but a dj has to walk the line and offer something for everyone. Some people want to smash bottles and break things, some people want to dance with a cute thing, and some people want to forget their problems. It’s hard to put together a deeper mix and still make it really fun, but that’s the goal of White Mix Vol. 11. Anyways – what is this a curatorial statement? Just put this shit on at your party or in your car and go kill it in life! Thanks for listening.
Volume 10 starts off in the series’ usual style, building in intensity until it reaches stadium rock territory before returning to that classic White Light sound – it’s a bit of a detour from the blueprint, but reminds us that different roads can ultimately lead to the same destination, so click your seatbelt, turn the ignition and enjoy . . .
Been collecting Italo Disco for about 10 years now. No better way to drop them than into a mix series like White Light which combines both old with the new. Quality mixes being put out on this series.
Something about being approached for a White Light mix go me really excited, and I immediately knew what songs to choose, and what vibe to have. I feel like the only underlying requirement for my song selection was to have that airy / spacey synth to them, which luckily is right up my alley. Out of all the mixtapes I’ve created, this was by the the easiest, quickest, and most natural to put together, and I would love to make another one.
Matty C had trouble putting this magic into word form.
This mix is supposed to represent a “Summer Twilight in Outer Space” vibe. I tried to pick these tracks carefully to allow the listener to understand the vibe I tried to create. While doing so, I had a lot of fun. I hope that the listener(s) will too! Well, that’s what I am hoping, at least.
After I had finished White Light 3, I was itchin to put together another mix. I dug a bit deeper for tracks, and searched out ones with a similar vibe. Each track here has some sort of epic lushness that really flow together well, infecting your psyche with each listen! I’m very proud of this mix, truly timeless! I’ll be listening to this for years to come. Hope you enjoy this mix!
The pure melodic greatness of this genre inspired me to do White Light four. After Listening to the first 3 back to back for months, i was glad to be part of the series. Airy synth choons, some hip hop inspired choons, and a couple of dancefloor choons with uplifting feel good times.
This is the mix that really turned an idea into a series. We had a great night called Fastlife at Republic in Vancouver. We’d set up at 9pm and play a warm up mix to get us ready for the night. 9 times out of 10 we’d start with White Light 01, which grew to be one of my favourite mixes of all time! So smooth! I was determined to make a mix along those lines, and also show another side of my diverse musical tastes. This first one was a collection of songs I HAD to have on this mix. They flow nicely, but a few had to be forced to make work in the mix. Overall I’m still quite happy with it, a timeless collection of amazing tunes! Thanks to Rhek for the cover art!
About 6 months after I did the first White Light mix, Neoteric and I were talking about how it would be fun to start a series of mixes from ourselves, as well as some of our DJ friends that we’d met over the past couple of years who we knew enjoyed this style of music, and from there it basically took of, I did this one and Neo did #3 within a few days of each other and we launched the White Light as a series . . .
When I first recorded this mix, I had no masterplan for it to become a series, or even do another mix in the same vein. Really, it all came about in the early hours of a weekly “mainstream” club night my friend Trevor Risk and I played every Saturday night. For the first hour or so when the club was still quiet, Trevor would play the most amazing disco, balaeric, melodic dance stuff with a real vocal side to it – I would freak out to pretty much everything he’d drop during the warm up, but as he plays off CDJs I couldn’t nerd out behind him and copy song names onto my phone. So I’d constantly bug him to record a mix to listen to while driving – I like to drive alot. One week he turned up with a zip file of all the tunes and said, “here, you make the mix instead” – so I did, sprinkling in some classics here and there. And I guess the sound resonated with alot of people, which is cool in this post-everything day n age – it’s nice to know that good music is still good music, and sometimes people want to hear a whole song rather than 30 seconds of it. I hope the series continues to develop as it has over the past year, building momentum and sparking the interest of other DJs who I really respect to do their own take on the White Light sound . . .