JJA Special Members Mix: Aza vs DCP84 - Idol Inspiration


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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

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