As promised, something special! We already ask the artists involved for an exclusive mix, and a small piece of their soul, in mixtape form, but when we put the call out to White Light alumnus requesting tracks and edits for our big #100 extravaganza, we were touched to receive overwhelming support, and some incredible contributions. The goal of this collection was to showcase some of the many talented artists who have taken part in the series thus far, and we’re thrilled with the results! Some truly magical tracks here, many of them exclusive to this collection. We’ve also linked you to their mixes for a bit of a refresher. You’ll notice a few name changes; DVAS is now known as Jex Opolis. Ajello have disbanded and DJ Rocca remains. And while we got a mix from Runaway, our edit below is from Jacques Renault. It should also be pointed out we have 3 incredible original tracks in the package from Jokers of the Scene, Earl Grey and Avenue – all of which were included on the White Light 100 Mix. So please, download this collection. Play them often and play them loud. And don’t forget to look into the light!
It’s taken over 5 years to get to this point, but the ride has been smooth. What’s a road trip without a good co-pilot though? We have to sincerely thank each and every artist that has committed their time, and a little bit of their soul to the series. We initially had a plan to call it quits at the hundredth mix if we could get Cut Copy to deliver a mix like those that so inspired us to turn this idea into sound. We’re not ready to pull over, however. In fact, we want to keep driving deeper into space. These mood pieces, we hope, are timeless and there are still a great many heroes to contribute, and thousands of records as yet unplayed that need to be shared. Now what is the story of this mix? Well, it’s just music to make you feel. Many of the tracks used are from The Centennial Collection, an album of tracks and edits submitted by past guests of the series, which can be acquired on the website. Huge thanks to all artists who contributed tracks and mixes, and to you, for joining us on this journey
When we put the first few mixes together, we never thought it would lead to a series. It was the DJs and the listeners who were so inspired by them that kept us moving forward. Now, as we hit Volume 50 we look back with pride, while looking forward to the next 50. Trust us, you won’t believe what we’ve got lined up! For 50 though, we wanted to work together on a mix that captures 2 of the main approaches to the series. The slow groove, spacey, new wave shit (first half), and the infectious, driving, vocal approach of the 2nd half. Whatever your preference, we thank you for listening. Look into the light!
It’s been amazing to see this series blossom into what it has become! My last White Light mix (Vol 5) was one of my favourite mixes that I’ve ever done, but I wanted to go deeper on this one to really catch the ‘Night Driving / Zone Out’ vibe. This one is much less vocal, way more mind trip, and features some very strong productions from acts who are really pushing this sound. This is pretty heady, moody stuff, and the vocals that were picked resonate strongly with emotion. I hope this mix strikes a nerve and is the cosmic soundtrack along your ways. Look towards the light!
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!
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!