Saturday, 7 January 2012

A (belated) Happy New Year to you all!!

I hope you have all had a great festive break, apologies for the lack of posts, but I've been short of time recently.
How was New Year's Eve for you all?
It was always by favourite night of the clubbing year, but it could also be one of the most frustrating as you'd often pay extortionate amounts for tickets and the events quite often failed to live up to the billing.
One of my big fascinations was what track would get dropped at midnight to bring in the New Year.
I guess it was always something that DJ's would have a dilemma over also.
One of the best I heard out was "Accepting and Giving - Digitalis" dropped at midnight, but then hey that's my all time favourite track which sounds fantastic no matter when it's played out.
Another great memory was Sasha dropping this Vangelis track at Leeds Warehouse in 1991 NYE at midnight, he then mixed it in to "Orbital - Belfast".
The Vangelis track is pure bliss, an amazing floaty piece of beautiful balearic ambience.  It was certainly a cracking way to bring the New Year in as I distinctly remember floating in a sea of "ecstatic" bliss. Hard to believe it was 20 years ago!!
Vangelis made some great tracks in their time and there'll be more to come from them on the blog, Oakey used many of their tracks to great effect in his mixes.
What tracks do you remember being dropped at midnight on NYE which had a lasting impression on you?
Let me know your thoughts.

Vangelis - Chung Kuo


acidted said...


Anonymous said...

Heard (Saint at Large): dance version of ABBA's 'Happy New Year.' In addition: Debby Harry RMX 'Welcome to the 21st Century/I want that man.'

Looking forward to a new year of PCC.

Lu said...

I haven't heard this track in 10 years or so. I'd wet my pants if I hear it at midnight at NYE. So far I heard Rihanna :/