Aza

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  1. Veterans of the infamous JudgeJules Archive forum, Aza & Dan, have combined forces to record a high energy retrospective mix in homage to Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell. Jules had a 25-year career span at Radio 1 becoming one of the most iconic names in dance music. Debuting on the world-famous Essential Mix in 1994 he later became a full time presenter in 1997 with the "Saturday Warm Up". Quickly establishing himself as a "gateway DJ", Jules drew in audiences by reflecting current clubland trends before expanding their musical horizons with the introduction of wider influences. A keen ear for talent, during his peak he was one of the most influential figures in global dance music. In 2002, in a special end-of-year round-up broadcast, Jules featured several internationally renowned DJs, including Tiësto and Paul Van Dyk, where each would pick a special track. Having already heard of an up-and-coming DJ who was making waves, Jules offered a unique 15-minute segment to 24 year old (electric) Eddie Halliwell. This exposure would help catapult Eddie to the global stage. As well as releasing one of the most critically acclaimed demo CD recording for Mixmag, BOSH!, it wasn't long before Radio 1 had Eddie back on air for his first ever Essential Mix, LIVE! Eddie went on to complete over 6 more and landed a resident DJ show with the station. Jules, having held down 33 Essential Mixes, must be close to a record! At the time, many commentators tipped Eddie to become a successor to Jules as the UK’s foremost ambassador for UK dance music. While their paths would eventually diverge, in turn both would hold residencies at the iconic Gatecrasher, share coveted Radio 1 airtime, headline major festivals together and despite differing mixing styles, feature considerable playlist overlap. From this point on, Aza and Dan were both hooked and big fans of both DJs. Over 20 years later, the genres of Trance and Hard Dance they used to spin has since moved on but still holds a special place in their hearts. As loyal fans to some of their idol DJs - and DJ friends in common, they've combined forces to deliver an 'Essential Mix-esque old skool classic set'. This back-to-back set is testament of their admiration, passion and recognition to this whole scene of clubland. 01. Ariel - A9 (Original Mix) [Essential : ESX15] (2000) 02. Cosmic Gate - Fire Wire (Original Mix) [Data : DATA24T] (2001) 03. Ricky Effe - Sector.30 (Sector Mix) [NoiseMaker Volume Four] [Nukleuz : NUKP0187] (1999) 04. Signum - What Ya Got 4 Me (Original 12" Vocal) [Tidy Trax : TIDY118T2] (1998) 05. VPL - T-Break (Steve Murano Remix) [Closet : CLOS07] (2002) 06. TNT - First Match (Technoboy Mix) [Titanic : TTC012] (2002) 07. Brainbug ‎– Nightmare (Judge Jules Remix) [Positiva : BBUG01] (2003) 08. Hi-Gate - Caned And Unable [Incentive : CENT9T] (2000) 09. Airwave - [Bonzai Trance Progressive : BTP0862002] (2002) 10. Frank Biazzi ‎– Turbulence [Lupp ‎: LUPP004] (2002) 11. DK8 - Murder Was The Bass (Original) [DK : DK8] (2003) 12. Dark Alliance - Genetic (Aza vs. Eddie's Essential 3 Deck Edit) [White : Unknown] (2012) 13. The Clergy - The Oboe Song (The Green Martian Remix) [Double F Double R ‎: DFXX005] (2002) 14. Team SR ‎– Leaving London (Original Mix) [Five AM ‎: FAM054] (2006) 15. Citizen Caned - The Journey (Original 12") [Serious : SERR029T] (2001) 16. Marzz - Orbiter [Detox : TOX0003] (2003) 17. Cirez D - Control Freak [Mouseville : MOUSE001] (2004) 18. Legend B - Lost In Love (Paul Janes Mix) [Bulletproof : PROOF11] (2001
  2. you could try emailing Jules - he also welcomes it - and sure he may be able to help oblige?
  3. Just listened to this again today. what a set, what a tracklist, that is something special. Jules knows his records, indeed, just like he got caught to become a famous, he plays the right tracks to the right people, and this here for us, is a damn right special mix.
  4. Stumbled on this after some recent reminiscing. It is very quiet here these days, I'm a veteran to this site, as I know some others are... Just to say Jules single handedly got me into my biggest all time hobby & he does still have a special place in my heart. Times change, things move on, but he, indeed, knew how to smash out a good tune.
  5. I've begged Jules over the years for this, but I don't think he has a digital copy & can't locate his vinyl...
  6. Thank you for the upload and sharing this show, too - made my day!
  7. Came back here just for this segement: 2002, wow! Eddie has 24 then... And what legend in the making... I really think Jules helped him get established on the scene. Such a great interview, can tell how shy poor Eddie was... But a great show this, esp having in the studio with Jules. 1 year later he'd go on to the one of the most legendary Essential Mix's, ever. I still listen to that...
  8. Good shout, but love the Hi-Gate remix, myself, personally
  9. Watching these... His mixing style seems to have totally changed... Doesn't look like 'DJ' mixing.
  10. great set this, really good mixing - and like your own track at the end to finish off with :)
  11. Little bit of a 'lockdown/COVID-19' special... Brand new installment from Aza - packing together two-fine hours of Progressive / Melodic House & Techno - featuring tracks from today, yesterday & tomorrow: 1. Farshad Kay - Xo (Original Mix) 2. Opus3 - Fine Night (Cristoph's Private Edit) 3. Stan Kolev - Listen (Austin Pettit Remix) 4. Sabb - Jeopardized (Emanuel Satie Remix) 5. Jeremy Olander - Nattuggla 6. Boy Bianchi - Fireworks (Joris Voorn Remix) 7. Matisse & Sadko - Melodicca 8. Fehrplay - Latch 9. Jeremy Olander - Shogun (Original Mix) 10. Cristoph, Jem Cooke - Slowly Burning (Original Mix) 11. Lane 8 - The Rope feat. POLIÇA (Anderholm Remix) 12. Pryda - The Gift (EPIC Mix) [COVID-19 Free giveaway] 13. Jeremy Olander - Kailash (Original Mix) 14. Pryda - The Escort 15. Pryda - Dawn (Original Mix) 16. ARTBAT - Upperground (Original Mix) 17. Paul Thomas, White-Akre - Vyote (Grum Extended Remix) 18. CASSIMM - Dances with Wolves (Chus & Ceballos Remix) 19. OC & Verde - Korowai (Original Mix) 20. Cristoph - Sleepless Nights (Original Mix) 21. Maceo Plex - Mutant Robotics (Original Mix) 22. Pryda - Star Bugs 23. The Temper Trap, Cristoph - Sweet Disposition (Original Mix) 24. Circle of Life - Astral Orchestra (Original Mix) 25. Jeremy Olander - Gansvoort 26. 1979 - Wales 27. Pig&Dan - Bulgaria (Original Mix) 28. Carl Dern - Eyes Up 29. Jeremy Olander - Docks (Original Mix) 30. Stan Kolev - Adagio (Original Mix)
  12. This was quality - really, really decent gesture of Jules. Full of positive vibes, and so good for him to go right back to near where it all began. Still good to see the mixing is good here, and love how animated he always is behind (the domestic) DJ booth.
  13. Live recording of Aza's 75min set from Cardiff, 29th June 2019; progressive house & techno sprinkled with personal faves/classics: Cristoph & Camelphat - Breathe (Eric Prydz Remix) Cristoph - The Duel (Original Mix) Jeremy Olander - Jackie (Original Mix) Thomas Schumacher - Golden Hour Transcode - Rotation (OC & Verde Remix) Mat Zo - See It When I Believe It Pryda - Rotonda (Original Mix) Grum - Shout (Extended Mix) Alan Fitzpatrick & Wheats - M27 (Original Mix) Konrad (Italy) - Move Your Body (Original Mix) Cirez D - In The Reds (Original Mix) Pryda - Lillo (Original Mix) Underworld - Born Slip (KUSP Edit) Bastian Bux - Different Man Gary Burrows - Something You Need (Original Mix) Sander Van Doorn - Apologize Robert Miles - Children (Victor Ruiz Tribute Mix)
  14. Here's my live recording from a recent gig in Cardiff - thought would share here for those who might want to take a listen - packed with loads of flavors, energy & some sweet tracks Tracklist: Eric Prydz - 2Night (Original Mix) Mat Zo - Meaning Lost All Words (Original Mix) Jeremy Olander - Riots (Original Mix) Liam O'Connol - Daft Blue (Aza Edit) Jansons - Technology (Alternative Version) Wheats - U N I (Original Mix) Signum - What Ya Got For Me (Decor & Dean Kiely Remix) Three Drives On A Vinyl - Greece 2000 (THNK Extended Remix) Opus 3 - Fine Night (Cristoph Private Remix) Cristoph - Feel (Original Mix) Felix Da Housecat - Thee Anthem (Eric Prydz Remix) Eric Prydz - We Are Mirage Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now (Mixin Marc Remix) Cirez D vs. Green Velvet & Harvard Bass - On Off vs. Lazer Beams Nitzer Ebb - Murderous (Phil Kieran Remix) Joey Beltram - Slice 2010 (Carl Cox Rerub) Egbert - Haasten (10 JAAR LIVE Remix) Coyu - Running In Circles (Coyu Raw Mix) Dense & Pika, Melody's Enemy - From Nothing (Perc Remix) Renato Cohen - Pontape 2013 Remake (Original Mix) Rudosa - Equanimity (Original Mix) Umek - Gatex (Timmo Rework)