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So having been completely inspired by Pete Tong's show back in April on BBC Radio 1, it got me thinking a lot about doing one for myself and of course asking all you guys on here to share and do the same.

Tong was very crafty in the way he went about this - albeit rather intellectually, but I don't think it was fair how, on some tracks, he alocated a track to a letter based on the remotest of detail.

For you and me on here, I hope to make it a lot simpler: the track's artist, title or remixer must be associated with the letter which you are corresponding to. Nationality, genre, label or anything outside of what is bolded are not allowed!

I've added in a "#" to allow for tracks containing numbers, but apart from that, based on the above criteria it's as simple as "A" right through to "Z".

Just before diving in and sharing, I'd like to offer a little advice since this helped me a great deal and I realised how easier it is when I really struggled to look for titles to fil in the missing entries; don't look at your record collection! Instead, just think off the top of your head and do a brain dump of tracks and then re-jig them... You tend to reminisce and contemplate way too much and begin to question what you've already put down when looking back through the collection...

My selection is based on the premise of not necessarily how good the tracks have been or are, but trying to be true to the point of what's an A-Z of my musical career which included things like what actually got me in to the music scene, through to, what tracks really resonated with me right to what went down frequently in my sets. So, without further a do, here goes:

# - Mat Zo - 24 Hours

A - Plummet - Damaged (Antillas Remix)

B - BBE - Seven Days & One Week (Original Extended Mix)

C - Citizen Kane - The Journey

D - Darude - Sandstorm

E - Kristine Blonde - Love Shy (Electric Boutique Remix)

F - Frank Biazzi - Turbulence

G - Gladiator - Now We Are Free

H - Ratty - Sunrise (Here I Am)

I - Warrior - If You Want Me (Original Mix)

J - John O'Callaghan feat. Josie - Out Of Nowhere (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)

K - DK - Murder Was The Bass

L - Signalrunners - Leaving London

M - Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade (Fergie Remix)

N - Nalin & Kane - Beachball

O - Insigma - Open Our Eyes (Sean Tyas No Piano Remix)

P - Push - The Legacy

Q - DJ Quicksilver - Bellisima

R - Rank 1 -Awakening (Cosmic Gate Remix)

S - Marco V - Solarize

T - Brooklyn Bounce - Club Bizare (Tomcraft Remix)

U - Tiesto - Urban Train

V - VPL - T-Break (Steve Murano)

W - Signum - What Ya Got 4 Me? (Vocal Extended Mix)

X - X-Cabs - Neuro

Y - Y-Trax - Mysterland

Z - Spoiled & Zigo - More & More

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Ok, I'll give this a go. A lot harder than I thought.

A: Ayla, Ayla. The Taucher remix

B: Boccacio Life, The Secret Wish

C: Pf Project, Choose Life

D: Mark Nrg, Don't stop

E: Energy 52, Cafe Del Mar

F: Frank Traxx, Nebuchan

G: Hands Burn, Good Shot

H: Humate, Love Stimulate. PVD Remix

I: Marco V, Indicator

J: Jon The Dentist, Shindo

K: Beatbox, Dial M for Mogwai. Knuckleheadz Remix

L: Lost Witness, Happiness Happening. Lange Mix

M: Miro, By Your Side

N: Playa Sol, No-one Driving

O: Olmec Heads, Spiritualised

P: Push, Universal Nation

Q: Quake, Mantra

R: Reflekt, Need To Feel Loved

S: Submerge, Singles And Angles

T: Tilt, Invisible

U: Untidy Dubs, Funky Groove

V: Moguai, Viola

W: Westbam, Wizards Of The Sonic. Red Jerry Mix.

X: X Cabs, Nuero 99

Y: Yves De Ruyter, Factor Y. Talla 2Xlc Mix

Z: V3, Zuluu

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Some years back in 2003 I actually did a A to Z mix, yep a one take all in 80 minutes using vinyl, I'm not sure if I still have it anywhere

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it was A To Z by artist, so that's what I'll do this new one by, need to have a think

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Altern8 - Activ8 (Hardcore Holocaust Mix)

Bladey - the Nelson Effect (Fearless Young Orphans Mix)

Chris Raven - I Know You Love Me Too! (Bruce Norris Mix)

DJ's Rule - Get Into The Music (Goodfellos Remix)

Everything But The Girl - Tempermental (Ananda Project Remix)

Freeland - Burn The Clock

Goldtrix - It's Love (Trippin')

H20 Feat. Billie - Nobody's Business

Incisions - Amorak

Johnny Go Mental - I Can Feel It (VIp Acid & Bass Mix)

KLF - Justified & Ancient

Leftfield & Lydon - Open Up

Magic Alex - Resonance (Goodfellos Remix)

Nightwriters - Let The Music Use You

Orb - Toxygene

Powerdove - Sonice (Van Bellen & John Johnson Mix)

Quivver - Boz Boz (Shiloh Remix)

Roland Klinkenberg - Critical Mass

Shakespeares Sister - Black Sky (Dub Extravaganza Part 2)

The Time - Cool

Underworld - Pearls Girl

Voodoo Child - Light Is In Your Eyes

Weekend World - The Word

Xpress 2 -The Ending

Y-Traxx - Mystery Land (HHC 12" Vocal Mix)

Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line (Slide Mix)

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What an awesome idea - shall be having a bash at this later. Think I'll also use Jason's format (artist name) :)

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4 Strings 'Into The Night' (Original Instrumental)

Andain 'Beautiful Things' (Markus Schulz Shadows of Coldharbour Mix)

Bedrock 'Heaven Scent'

Camisra 'Let Me Show You'

Dark Alliance 'Genetic'

Endre 'Kallocain' (Robert Nickson Remix)

Faithless 'We Come One'

Gabriel & Dresden 'Arcadia'

Hammer & Bennett 'Language' (Santiago Nino Dub Tech Edit)

Inkfish vs Martin H 'Eye Am' (David West Remix)

Junior Jack 'Thrill Me' (Kid's Nightmare Mix)

Kyau & Albert 'Velvet Morning' (Aalto Remix)

Lost Witness 'Happiness Happening' (Lange Remix)

M.I.K.E. 'Sunrise at Palamos'

Nathan Fake 'Outhouse'

Oliver Lieb 'Subraumstimulation'

Perry O'Neil 'Waveforce'

Qualia Six 'Nissix'

Rachael Starr 'Till There Was You' (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)

Super8 'Alba'

Thrillseekers 'Synaesthesia'

Underworld 'Dark & Long'

Marco V 'Indicator'

Way Out West 'Intensify'

X-Cabs 'Neuro '99'

Young Parisians 'Jump The Next Train' (Probspot Remix)

Zero 7 'Home' (Ben Watt Remix)

Pretty much off the top of my head - sure I have missed some elementary records in there

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# = 4 Strings - Into The Night (Mac Zimms Remix)

A = Art Of Trance - Madagascar (Richard Durand Remix)

B = Brainbug - Nightmare (Sinister Strings Mix)

C = Clergy - The Oboe Song (Green Martian Remix)

D = Dark Monks - Insane (Steve Murano Remix)

E = Energy 52 - Cafe Del Mar (Three n One Remix)

F = Fred Baker - Total Blackout

G = Green Martian - Industry

H = Hi-Gate - Pitchin'

I = Mauro Picotto - Iguana

J = Joy Kitikonti - Joy Energizer

K = Kamui - Electro Slut

L = Lost Witness - Happiness Happening (Lange Remix)

M = Mark Leanings - Dropshot (JOC Playma Edit)

N = Nigel Gee - Hottin'

O = O'Callaghan & Kearney - Exactly

P = Paul Webster - Corruption

Q = Quo Vadis - Sonic Boom

R = Randy Katana - The Hype

S = System F - Out Of The Blue

T = Timmy & Tommy - Full Tiltin' (JOC Remix)

U = Underworld - Born Slippy

V = VPL - T-Break (Steve Murano Remix)

W = William Orbit - Barbers Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)

X = Cygnus X - The Orange Theme (Martin Roth & Frank Ellrich Remix)

Y = Y-Traxx - Mystery Land

Z = Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation

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Missed a few responses here...

Nice one Carl - looks a sublime, thorough and comprehensive span of tunes there. Top marks too for keeping in with the formatting :)

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