Morning Rays

Helioscope also joins the Mixcloud Select program with monthly exclusive (available through subscription) sets compiled from the vast catalogue of about 1.5k tracks.
‘Morning Rays’ is the first hour-long set of genre-spanning music from 2012 to 2018, including my favourite Andrew Bayer track of all time.

Morning Rays (Sol-Archives Ch. 5)
01 Luka Sambe & Filter Bear – Close to Home [Traum] {00:00}
02 Thyladomid – A Little Church in Amsterdam [Traum] {07:38}
03 Naden – Illusions [Breakfast Exclusive] {13:55}
04 Siarate – Float [Mango Alley] {18:39}
05 Hal Stucker – Monolith [Pure Progressive] {22:01}
06 Catz ‘n Dogz – Rave History (Pional Remix) [Pets] {28:37}
07 John 00 Fleming – Chemical Equilibrium (Subandrio’s ‘Global Mission’ Remix) [JOOF Aura] {32:29}
08 Marsh – Clarion [Silk] {37:43}
09 Nils Frahm – For (Max Cooper Remix) [Erased Tapes] {41:24}
10 Alex Kite – Air Mass [Spring Tube] {46:46}
11 Andrew Bayer – You [Anjunadeep] {51:42}
12 Spencer Brown – J2 [Anjunabeats] {57:05}
13 Breakfast & Naden – Nemorosa (BRKFST Remix) [Breakfast Exclusive] {1:00:53}
14 Sean Mackey – You Are the Sun [Mango Alley] {1:07:02}

11 appeared in Going South Vol. 1 : Sundown

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Color Flash

Helioscope started as a personal project of mine about creating extended DJ sets for workout and travel. I came up with the name in no relation to the Vessels album, but rather as a word that sounds nice and whose components are both related to the concept: ‘helio’, the sun, which was a recurring theme in titles I selected, and ‘scope’ as a means for showcasing a broad spectrum of music. That was around 2009, but I only stumbled upon Mixcloud as a platform for sharing them with a greater audience in September 2011.

Back in the days and even before I started mixing, I had listened a lot to Trance Around the World and A State of Trance. I had a nice folder of my favorite music from which the majority of this celebratory set comes from. Most of it is from between 2005 and 2012 and I did the selection based on what still sounded fresh up to this day, but there’s also this aspect of colorfulness and playfulness in there, hence the title. I don’t regret having 50% Anjuna in there, since that was by far the best label out there during these years.

This is certainly not the end of this journey. Thank you all for your continued support! I wouldn’t have made it this far without you.

Color Flash (Sol-Archives Ch. 4)
01 Tony Anderson – Colorado Nights {00:00}
02 Philipp Poisel vs. Ryan Davis – Eiserner Steg / Follow the Wild Horses (The Rainforest #9 Mashup) [Polarbaer / Proton] {02:53}
03 Dusky feat. Janai – Lost in You [Anjunadeep] {05:42}
04 Soundprank – The Far Side [Anjunadeep] {10:44}
05 Maor Levi feat. Ashley Tomberlin – Chasing Love [Anjunabeats] {14:14}
06 Shingo Nakamura & Kazusa – Move On (Sundriver Remix) [Silk] {20:39}
07 19 Hz – Round & Round [Silk Royal] {26:33}
08 Mango – Good Morning Track (Sunn Jellie Remix) [Silk Royal] {30:43}
09 Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange feat. Kerry Leva – In and Out of Phase [Anjunabeats] {34:59}
10 Boom Jinx & Soundprank – Pieces of the Puzzle (Solarity Remix) [Anjunadeep] {39:59}
11 Reverse – Absolute Reality (Arty Remix) [VANDIT] {45:58}
12 Synergy – Hello Strings [Armind] {51:23}
13 Members of Mayday – Culture Flash [Low Spirit] {57:03}
14 Signalrunners – Aria Epica (Bart Claessen Remix) [Anjunabeats] {1:01:35}
15 Andrew Bayer – From the Earth (Breakfast Remix) [Anjunabeats] {1:06:23}
16 Super8 & Tab feat. Anton Sonin – Black Is the New Yellow [Anjunabeats] {1:13:04}
17 Smith & Pledger – White [Anjunabeats] {1:18:54}
18 Kyau & Albert – Be There 4 U (Mat Zo Remix) [Euphonic] {1:22:08}
19 Plastic Boy – Chocolate Infusion [Captivating Sounds] {1:28:07}
20 OceanLab – On a Good Day (Above & Beyond Club Mix) [Anjunabeats] {1:33:59}
21 Simon Patterson – Mood Swing [Reset] {1:38:16}
22 Paragliders – Oasis [Superstition] {1:41:08}

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7 Years of Helioscope

7 Years of Helioscope (Sol-Archives Ch. 3)
01 Joris Voorn – Ringo [Green] {00:00}
02 Quivver – Time Go By [Bedrock] {05:33}
03 Röyksopp – Sordid Affair (Maceo Plex Mix) [Dog Triumph] {11:03}
04 Solarity – Symbols [Anjunadeep] {16:15}
05 Dave DK – Woolloomooloo [Pampa] {19:42}
06 James Zabiela – The Healing [Born Electric] {24:54}
07 Universal Solution – Yukon [Anjunadeep] {28:49}
08 Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – Good for Me (Matt Lange Remix) [Anjunadeep] {33:06}
09 Dosem – How Do You Do It [Bedrock] {38:17}
10 Above & Beyond feat. Zoe Johnston – You Got to Go (Dusky Remix) [Anjunabeats] {41:20}
11 Molay – Drifting Off [Anjunadeep] {46:30}
12 Tom Glass – Vertigo [Hope] {51:07}
13 16 Bit Lolitas – Wounds [Bits and Pieces] {56:43}
14 Isaac Tichauer – Changes [French Express] {1:03:14}
15 Martin Roth – Beautiful Life [Anjunadeep] {1:08:29}
16 16 Bit Lolitas – Beat Organ [Anjunadeep] {1:11:54}
17 Scuba – Adrenalin [Hotflush] {1:16:24}
18 Miusha & Poison Pro – Alien (Kobana Remix) [Proton] {1:21:32}
19 Marsh – Sleeping Now [Arrival] {1:25:53}
20 Biologik – Sarin (Color Ray Remix) [Particles] {1:31:28}
21 Parker & Hanson – Arabesque [Anjunabeats] {1:37:52}
22 Above & Beyond – Prelude (Andrew Bayer & James Grant Remix) [Anjunadeep] {1:41:55}
23 Gregory Esayan – Purple Clouds [Arrival] {1:47:45}
24 Orion & J.Shore – The Night After (Shingo Nakamura Remix) [Silk Digital] {1:53:46}
25 Movement Machina – Face Yourself [Anjunabeats] {1:57:50}
26 Soundprank – Burner [Silk Digital] {2:02:19}
27 Guy J – Dizzy Moments [Lost & Found] {2:08:12}
28 Pedestrian – Hoyle Road [Born Electric] {2:12:48}
29 Ricoshëi – Perfect Like You [Pampa] {2:16:58}
30 Mat Zo feat. Rachel K Collier – Only for You (Croquet Club Remix) [Anjunabeats] {2:22:25}
31 Bonobo – Animals [Ninja Tune] {2:26:46}

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h483

Sol-Archives, Ch. 2 : Going South 2011

Sol-Archives, Ch. 2 : Going South 2011
01 Arthur Deep vs. Arksun feat. Richard Bedford – Love Confessions [Mango Alley / Anjunabeats]
02 Andrew Benson feat. Gosh – Lost In Bermudas [Songbird]
03 Shingo Nakamura & Kazusa – Move On (Jiro Shirosaka Remix)
04 Luiz B – Hidden Beauty [Silk Digital]
05 Daniel Szabo – Budapest [Alter Ego Progressive]
06 Arty – Bright Days [Enhanced]
07 Louder Dale – Halo (PROFF Remix) [Arrival]
08 Schodt feat. Aida Fenhel – Falling (Schodt’s M1dn1t3 Mix) [Colorize]
09 Armin van Buuren feat. Adam Young – Youtopia (Blake Jarrell Remix) [Armind]
10 Joris Voorn vs. B.O.N.G. – Evolved Dub [Rejected / Digital Motion]
11 Schodt feat. Aida Fenhel – The Spirit & The Harmony (Suspect 44 Remix) [Particles]
12 Komytea – Algebra [Anjunadeep]
13 Jaytech – Paradox [Anjunadeep]
14 Audien – What Dreams May Come [Songbird]
15 PROFF & Mango – 5th In Blue (Mango Mix) [Unreleased Digital]
16 Julian Wess & Mike Carey – Sunrise [Ask4]
17 Humate – Love Stimulation (Tom Middleton Remix) [Grand Casino]
18 Mango – Good Morning Track (Sundriver Remix) [Silk Royal]
19 Andain – Promises (Soundprank Remix) [Black Hole]
20 Lang & Yep feat. Manon Polare – Nevertheless [Enhanced Progressive]
21 Sundriver – Dreamer [Enhanced Progressive]
22 The Flyers & Mike Sonar – Because I Wish To [AVA Blue]
23 Elfsong – Eta Carinae (Aeron Aether Remix) [Solaris]
24 Duderstadt feat. Hannah Ray – Painted Red [Intuition]
25 Hiroyuki Oda – Thirty (Kiwamu Remix) [Otographic]
26 Estiva feat. Josie – Better Days [Enhanced]
27 Mike Shiver vs. Matias Lehtola – Slacker [A State Of Trance]
28 Protoculture feat. Shannon Hurley – Sun Gone Down [Re*Brand]
29 Nuera – Green Cape Sunset [Magic Island]

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Sol-Archives, Ch. 1 : Strings Of Life

Sol-Archives, Ch. 1 : Strings Of Life
01 Ripperton – Random Violence [Green]
02 Plank 15 – Strings Of Life (Soul Mekanik Remix) [Edel]
03 Hybrid feat. Peter Hook – True To Form (John Creamer & Stephane K Remix) [Distinctive]
04 Coca & Villa – La Noche [SPG]
05 Filterheadz – Yimanya (Markus Schulz & Austin Leeds Remix) [Electronic Elements]
06 Nick Thompson – City Kid [Solaris]
07 Emjae – Necromancer (Probspot Vocal Mix) [Curvve]
08 Jerome Isma-Ae & Strobe – Monkey Square [Pilot 6]
09 David West – Suffering Island [Solaris]
10 Soundprank – Bushido [Mango Alley]
11 Benz & MD – Percasins [Aurium]
12 Jective – Portrait [Silent Shore]
13 Arctique – Kyana (Mat Zo Remix) [Well Mixed]
14 Liquid Nations – Ride (Airwave Remix) [Nemesis]
15 Grace – Not Over Yet (Max Graham vs. Protoculture Remix) [Perfecto]
16 Life In Streams – Ugly Things In A Pretty World [Subtraxx]
17 Disco Citizens – Footprint (’97 Re-Vamp) [Pro DJ International]
18 Envio – For You (The Blizzard Remix) [ASOT]
19 Kyohei Akagawa – Airo [Otographic]
20 Stan Kolev – Mesmerizing (Sunrise Mix) [Global Underground]

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Nostalgic Hours with Sol-Archives

Helioscope Sun Set and Helioscope Radio celebration episodes have been delivering classic mixes every now and then, but now that the main show will be finished by November, it’s time to give more attention to the past of Helioscope and the decades before.

Starting next Tuesday, Sol-Archives will be the new addition to the Helioscope show roster. It will roughly occur every second month, but it has no fixed schedule.

Chapter 1 will be featuring a usual Helioscope classic mix, delving deep into each genre, from house over techno, trance and progressive to breakbeats. It’s called Prologue and will be about 2 hours long. Release is, as mentioned above, on September 29.

Chapter 2 is the long-lost and very first edition of Going South (now Jade Bay), previously known for balearic prog trance. It was a mixed CD back then which I did solely for private workout. Still, it had an amazing track selection which I don’t want to spoil now. You got to wait until November 29. Until then, it will be re-made which is, by the way, my plan for some other mixes of Helioscope.

Chapter 3 is something entirely different. Pocket Safari is the moniker for these very special World vibes one may call so. ‘Sonido del Valle’ (Quantic AS), ‘Out Of The Wild’ (Bonobo AS) and ‘Across The Pacific’ (Tycho AS) were already added to the playlist (now available on Helioscope’s Mixcloud). African vibes have always influenced the electronic scene, be it percussions, chants or native instruments. This will be quite a journey on January 31, 2016.

solarchives-design-01-(danthemainman777)solarchives-design-02-(serdar_t)Pocket Safari (isacg)

Maybe you’ve noticed some brand new playlists added to Mixcloud: Maritime Adventures is one of them. The Mango Alley sounds have spawned so many beautiful mixes, especially for Idolatry. It definitely deserves its own format. There are a lot of new ideas for next year, but Neptunian has a special on both ‘Yume’, the Helios album (which was also featured on Planetarium as a release special), and the 2CD chillout compilation ‘To Technicolour City / From Coastal Daze’ to be broadcast this Sunday (September 27) via FRISKY Chill. This third Neptunian show called ‘Nerei et Dorides’ will then be uploaded to the Planetarium Mixcloud channel on October 14.

Another one is Hort. Ryan Davis who appeared on the brand new Anjunadeep:07 compilation with a true beauty entitled ‘Brun’ is the best inspiration for these series. Clearly, the three already released artist showcases on him belong to this playlist. However, Hort (short for Helioscope on Romantic Techno) will be a brand new format starting in Spring 2016.

Golden Age marks the third column of new shows: It’s the new Anjunadeep sound Dusky is the most prominent representant of. Shine Thru, the 14th Idolatry volume, has promoted this sound for the first time. There are no big plans except for one mixtape in early 2016 named Golden Age. I’m currently thinking about following this trail to more exciting stuff, but keep in mind there are plenty of other genres for me to consider.

The Permanent Vacation label showcase Infinite Minds has also been a regular format lately. Why not make it into a unique format? It won’t have its fixed schedule, but there will be, for instance, a fifth edition ‘Different Kinds’ (originally planned as a 1h mix for Idolatry, but then extended to 2h for Helioscope exclusive release) on October 20.

Helioscope Sun Set – November ’14

Helioscope Sun Set – November ’14 (HSS4)
Helioscope ‘Northern Exposure’ Mix
01 Porya Hatami – Constant [Inner Ocean]
02 Ewan Rill – Avik’s Day [Clinique]
03 16 Bit Lolitas – Full Moon Sunrise [Bits & Pieces]
04 Clameres – Magnalia [Macarize]
05 Cristior – Fusion Field [Lowbit]
06 Platunoff – Emotions Inside Me (Monojoke Remix) [OLD SQL]
07 Maurice Caron – The Long Awaited Trip [Particles]
08 Robert R. Hardy – After Sunset [Mistique]
09 Guy Gerber & Puff Daddy – Floating Messiah [Rumors]
10 Audion feat. Troels Abrahamsen – Dem Howl (Joris Voorn Mix) [Kompakt]
11 Masahiko Inui – Sound of Owl (Kertek Remix) [Manual]
12 Sean Mackey – Valley Case (Teho ‘Electrified’ Remix) [Mango Alley]

Note: All other parts below are not produced by me. Their artists are therefore not tagged in this post.

Hisham Zahran ‘Bespoke Musik Radio 022’

Dntel ‘FACT Mix 463’
01 Bill Nelson – Endless Orchids (Dntel Mix)
02 Durutti Column – Estoril A Noite (Dntel Mix)
03 Sebastian Gandera – La Visite Au Musee (Dntel Mix)
04 Rimarimba – Pacific (Dntel Mix)
05 Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Zopf (Dntel Mix)
06 Michael Rother – Katzenmusik (Dntel Mix)
07 Maurice Deebank – Silver Fountain Of Paradise Square (Dntel Mix)
08 Soft Verdict – Mildly Skeeming (Dntel Mix)
09 Roedelius – Geburtstag (Dntel Mix)
10 Pascal Comelade – Chanson (Dntel Mix)

AUDIOGLIDER ‘Mixtape Vol. 22’
01 UNKNOWN jp – Night Flight
02 Maps & Diagrams – Variolite
03 Mono Electric Orchestra – Low Ball
04 State Azure – Silver Citadel
05 iamamiwhoami – Fountain
06 enh – One Last Midnight
07 Chasing Dreams – Even If…
08 Chasing Dreams – Forsaken And Frozen By Time
09 Gidge – Norrland
10 Helios – First Dream (We Are All Astronauts Remix)
11 Lisa Gerrard – Too Far Gone

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Helioscope Mixes Catalogue ID: h195