Playing tracks by
Oxia, Dave Seaman & Andy Chatterley, Tom Middleton, Phase Difference, Dax J and more.
Nearly all of my favourite big clubs had a common theme when it comes to the layout. One cavernous main room and a smaller, more intimate second room, often hidden away up some narrow set of stairs. Places like the Opera House in Bournemouth, the Camden Palace, Q Club in Birmingham and the Republic in Sheffield. Inspired by this, old double CD mix compilations, and the fact that I tend to categorise the music I play into either main room or back room, I wanted to do something that captured the essence of these spaces.
This is the first mix and it's named for those huge main rooms, with their high ceilings and balconies. It's a mixture of techno and trance, moving on into some psychedelic. I've tried to pick tracks that are constructed such that you can imagine the sounds bouncing around and reverberating around in a big cathedral of entertainment. I've also attempted to keep the transitions long and smooth to try and introduce some drama.