James Zabiela mixes Balance 029

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    Thu, 7 Dec 2017, 13:02
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  • The UK DJ is next in line for the Australian label's long-running mix series.
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  • James Zabiela has mixed the next Balance Music compilation. Balance 029, Zabiela's first official mix CD in seven years, has 58 tracks split between two 'acts' across two discs. Act 1 takes a mellow approach, featuring music from Talaboman, Kornél Kovács and Peverelist & Kowton, as well as a reworking of Debussy's "Reverie 68" by Second Storey and Appleblim. The second disc, meanwhile, includes club-focused fare from KiNK, Avalon Emerson, Special Request and A Sagittariun. Zabiela also contributes two new original productions, "Vines" and "X-Ray." "My mission statement to myself with this project was that I wanted to make something that was rich and textured, something the listener could get lost in," says Zabiela. "Some people know me for my technical noodling but this really had to be about the music, while still challenging myself technically. My focus was very heavily on melody and combining songs that would have 'conversations' with each other." Listen to an edit of the mix's first disc.
    Tracklist Act 1: 01. Sapphire Slows - Silent Escape 02. Kornél Kovács - Szikra 03. Barry Lynn - Alpha Tauri 04. Earlham Mystics - Truth 05. B12 - Untold 06. VC-118A - Face the Waves 07. Grandbrothers - Bloodflow 08. Sad City - Steady Jam 09. Talaboman - Safe Changes 10. Francisco Branda - Hyena 11. Ecco Foul - Gloss 12. Pye Corner Audio - Dead Ends 13. HOLOVR - Into Light 14. Debussy - Reverie 68 (Second Story & Appleblim Rework) 15. Island People - Distance 7 16. Oddhoody - The Deep 17. Merrin Karras - Void 18. Pev & Kowton - Junked 19. Davis - Plenitude 20. Ozel AB - Positronic Dreams 21. OOBE - Crush Mind 22. Courser - Distances 23. James Zabiela - Vines 24. AAAA - Jazz D 25. ARCHITECTURAL - Cubismo 8.2 (Lost in Buenos Aires I) Act 2: 01. Goldmund - Thread 02. Earlham Mystics - Waters 03. Steve Hauschildt - Horizon of Appearances 04. Radio Slave - Children of The E (KiNK SP1200 Mix) 05. Avalon Emerson - The Frontier (High Desert Synthapella) 06. James Zabiela - X-Ray 07. Mak & Pasteman - Pulses 08. Pisetzky - Vahana 09. Lanark Artefax - Touch Absence 10. John Beltran - Under This Sky 11. Lawrence - Simmer (Lake People Remix) 12. Solitary Dancer - Paradise Found (Rapture Version) 13. Chambray - Cerulean 14. Silas & Snare - Memories 15. Redlight - City Jams 16. Lake People - Delusive 17. Truncate - WRKTRX 3 18. Rod - Pull (with Christina) 19. Plant43 - Frozen Monarch 20. Sinfol - Crystalline featuring Barbara Ford 21. Steve Parker - Acid Planet 22. Fabrizio Lapiana - Far Away 23. SHDW & Obscure Shape - Augen der Nacht (Ryan James Ford Version) 24. Benjamin Damage - Montreal 25. Mark Henning - Expander Six 26. Special Request - Carex Vesicaria 27. Wata Igarashi - Lucifero 28. Paper Dollhouse - Crayons 29. A Sagittariun - Vanishing Point 30. Anthony Linell - Fractal Vision 31. Hans Berg - In Dreams 32. Sine Sleeper - Closing 33. J. Mono - Sspses Balance will release Balance 029 on February 9th, 2018.