'The Track That...' with Adam Ellis
For the 7th episode of 'The Track That...' I interviewed Adam Ellis, who we all know as the winner from the Best Newcomer Award 2013 and stellar tracks like 'Solicitude' with Menno de Jong and of course the no.1 voted track of 2013, 'Napalm Poet'.
The track that I wish I’d produced is either Linking People, Exactly or Stresstest (John Askew Remix). This is a very tricky question, but for me these are the best 3 trance tracks ever made. I love them all equally for different reasons.
The track that could make a grown man cry is Above & Beyond 'Good For Me'. When I played this in Argentina it was one of the most special moments of my life. Everyone just started clapping. Not along with the music, but just to show how much they appreciated it. I had tears in my eyes, I can’t lie. In Argentina these things can happen. The people are so appreciative of the music.
The track that never fails to put a smile on my face is Duderstadt feat. Anita Kelsey - Smile (Duende Vocal Mix). Funnily enough it's the first track that came to mind due to the question. I love this track so much. Everything about it is simply wonderful and I love singing along to it. It always makes me smile.
The track that I’m playing every gig at the moment is a track I just started playing, Commander Tom - Are Am Eye. Mark Sherry did a mashup and he sent it me. It destroys the dance floor every single time. Unreal.
The track that isn’t electronic dance music, but rocks just the same is Queen - You Don’t Fool Me. I doubt if anyone even knows this track but it's one of the more obscure Queen tracks. I absolutely love it. The guitar solo is something else man.
The track that shoulda been in a movie is the track which stands out at telling a story. Something like The Last Fireisland (Daniel Kandi Mashup) springs to mind. It's one of my favourites for sure.
The track that is so perfect in its original form it should never be touched by man nor remixer is John O'Callaghan & Bryan Kearney - Exactly. Not only is this track pure gold, it sounds as fresh as modern trance now. I think it's around 6 or 7 years old now but it slots into any set unnoticed whereas a lot of tracks from around the same time don’t sound as good imo.
The tracks that changed my life are Mauro Picotto - Komodo and Napalm Poet. The first track is the track that got me into trance in 2007. My mate wanted me to go to the Gatecrasher night in Sheffield and I thought before spending £20 on a ticket (the most I'd paid to get in a club at that time was £4 or 5 so it was a big step up) I wanted to check out the headliners tracks. Anyway I searched a few of Picotto’s tracks and came across Komodo. That changed my life forever. I even decided to move to Ibiza instead of Ayia Napa because of that track haha.
The second would have to be Napalm Poet. I feel I have got to where I am through constancy in my tracks but there is no denying that Napalm Poet helped me break through the scene in a timely fashion.
The track that I’ve just put out there is my new remix of Betsie Larkin & Andy Moor - Not Afraid. There are so many at the moment but this is the newest one. It's out very soon and i hope you guys enjoy it as much as i did working on it.