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Pearsall’s 2014 Mixes in One Easy Soundcloud Playlist

Listen to all of my mixes from 2014 in one easy place with this Soundcloud playlist – can’t argue with that!

Here are the mixes, in chronological order:

Happy New Year!

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Tomorrow on the Freeformaniacs show: Qygeneration!

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So, this is happening tomorrow night:

Yep, it’s the premiere of volume 22 in my Rampage Turbo series of freeform mixes – a special hour-long tribute to the psychedelic freeform wizard of Washington state: Qygen!

To whet your appetite, why not journey back to Rampage Turbo 21 or 20?

As ever, on the Freeformaniacs show on HappyHardcore.com radio.

Show details:

19:00–21:00 in UTC+01

http://www.happyhardcore.com/radio/

Tonight on HappyHardcore.com – the premiere of Rampage Turbo 20!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tonight at 7pm CET at HappyHardcore.com my Rampage Turbo 20 mix will receive its official premiere on the Freeformaniacs show. 35 tracks and two hours of awesome freeform from 2013 … make sure you tune in!

More details here.

Here’s Rampage Turbo 19, my mix from the last round, if you missed it:

This will appear on Sonicrampage in the next few weeks – it’s going to be my last freeform mix for a few months – I want to work on some new projects now.

Download Pearsall ‘Dreaming of Berlin’ and the rest of Freeformatted Vol. 2 for FREE!

Freeformatted Vol. 2

Very chuffed with this bit of news:

A massive massive thanks to everyone who has downloaded and enjoyed the tune so far!

As you might remember, a few months back I made a freeform tune called ‘Dreaming of Berlin’ at A.B.’s studio; now you can download it totally for FREE, right here:

Here’s what I said about the tune at the time:

It was quite an interesting day out for me. I had sent a lot of different influences through to Alex in advance (from hard trance to jungle), so when I got there he was able to quickly translate my somewhat hazy ideas into a real actual track in just one day. As is the usual case when a dj works with an engineer, what I did was basically arrangements (“no hi-hats there”, “let’s make the acid stab sharper”, “put the Amen snatch right on the bass note in the break”, “how about we take the bubble off the bass and stick to a straight off-beat?”), with him doing all of the actual manipulations for the sake of speed and clarity. Overall, it was a lot of fun being in the studio, and I am personally very pleased with the results.

With this tune I wanted to capture some of the magic of the mid-90?s M-Zone and Mark EG hard trance sound and cross it with contemporary freeform … judge for yourself how well we did it!

Make sure to go to Soundcloud to get the rest of the tunes!

Full tracklisting:

1) Qygen – Supersonic Speed 2013
2) SamHard & Meke – Heaven and Hell
3) Pearsall – Dreaming of Berlin
4) Flammable DJs – Unity (H-Blast remix DUB)
5) Sebucan – Unleash the Power Within Your Soul
6) pHate – The Last Question
7) MHX – Gray Death
8) Le Dos-On – Sanctuary
9) Custom Built DJs – Myriad
10) Ikaruga_Nex – Dilapidated 2013
11) Evolutionize – Pain
12) Vyral XIII – Scathe

All in all, it’s a brilliant compilation, with a very very level of quality throughout the album. Enjoy!

Pearsall – Dreaming Of Berlin (Forthcoming on Freeformatted Vol. 2)

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Street art in an alleyway off Brunnenstrasse in Mitte, Berlin

As you might know, since I keep going on and on about it, my family and I are moving to Berlin very soon, so two weeks ago I made my way to Orpington, on the south-eastern edge of London, for a day in the studio of Alex ‘A.B’ Bailey of Stamina Records, where we cooked up this tune, ‘Dreaming Of Berlin’.

It was quite an interesting day out for me. I had sent a lot of different influences through to Alex in advance (from hard trance to jungle), so when I got there he was able to quickly translate my somewhat hazy ideas into a real actual track in just one day. As is the usual case when a dj works with an engineer, what I did was basically arrangements (“no hi-hats there”, “let’s make the acid stab sharper”, “put the Amen snatch right on the bass note in the break”, “how about we take the bubble off the bass and stick to a straight off-beat?”), with him doing all of the actual manipulations for the sake of speed and clarity. Overall, it was a lot of fun being in the studio, and I am personally very pleased with the results.

With this tune I wanted to capture some of the magic of the mid-90’s M-Zone and Mark EG hard trance sound and cross it with contemporary freeform … judge for yourself how well we did it!

This tune will be featured on the forthcoming Freeformatted Vol. 2 compilation that we, the Freeformaniacs crew, are very excited to be unleashing on Halloween.

Other artists to feature on the album include Qygen, Le Dos-On, Olly Addictive, Wyrm, SamHard vs Meke, Ikaruga_Nex, Evolutionize, H-Blast, Sebucan, and more! If you want to hear some of the other tracks from the comp, check out Dyzphazia’s latest mix.

Weekend Treat!

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Om nom nom nom … my wife is doing a Cordon Bleu course at the moment, and these are the kinds of goodies I am getting. Life is tough!

On another note, here’s a streamable version of Rampage Turbo 15; proper post and download link coming next week, but for now wrap your ears around this:

Freeformaniacs Round 8 – Pearsall presents Rampage Turbo 15 (31/01/2013) by Freeformaniacs on Mixcloud

Of course, I would be remiss to not include in this post the two other great mixes that have already been done for Round 8 of Freeformaniacs:

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