A new compilation is coming to you this autumn. This time, from the mighty Grotesque and its Ram and Daniel Skyver. "Grotesque Reworked and Remixed 2" serves you one mix of the best from trance's freshly released and remixed crop, whilst the other cliff-dives into the archives to rework some of the genre's classier classics. 

Over 230 minutes, the release has a posse of on-point remixers to hand, with Alex M.O.R.P.H., Ferry Tayle, Jordan Suckley, Sneijder, Robert Nickson, Roger Shah just some of those flexing their remix-muscles. They’ve had a starry cast of legends to work on too, with productions from Tiësto & Armin, Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten, Gabriel & Dresden, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Andy Moor andLange among those coming under the remix laser.

Having handled Volume 1’s duties solo, Master of Grotesque ceremonies RAM shakes up the album system some. For its second outing he’s drafted in head of Grotesque A&R Daniel Skyver to co-mix the edition. With RAM’s focusing on the ‘now’ and Daniel on the ‘then’, between them they’ve delivered a mixcomp that’s as big a salute to the time honoured trance remix as you’ll hear this year!

On his mix Daniel has dug deeper into the crates to focus on still remix-fresh trance heritage. A ‘Café Del Mar’/‘Greece 2000’/’1998’-rerun this is not! Over its opening half you’ll hear reworks like Ruddaz’s much-champed take on Coast 2 Coast’s ‘Home’, Roger Shah’s reimagining of ‘Somewhere Inside’ from Allure & Julie Thompson and Alex M.O.R.P.H. uptick of Kamaya Painters’ ‘Wasteland’. Further in Joy Kitikonti’s ‘Joyenergizer’ gets a lightning bolt retouch from 2nd Phase, Armin & Tiësto Pres. Major League’s ‘Wonder?’ dazzlingly comes to the remix attentions of that man Jordan Suckley and Indecent Noise overhauls DJ Wag’s Overdose classic ‘Man On The Moon’. Bringing his disc to an adrenaline-charged conclusion, Daniel lines up David Forbes’ fresh-off-the-desk remix of Hennes & Cold’s ‘The Second Trip’, while the mix and heads to the dawn with Binary Finary’s elevating spin on Mauro Picotto’s ‘Komodo’.

On Vol. 2, RAM’s tasked himself with handling the cherry-pick of 2018’s remixes and in the search has left no stone unturned. He frontends’ the mix with Robert Nickson reshaping of Giuseppe Ottaviani & Christian Burns ‘Brightheart’, Sneijder’s restoration of Lustral’s ‘Everytime’ and the Ciaran McAuley refit of Aly & Fila/Ferry Corsten collab ‘Camellia’. As the mix crosses over into its second - even more uplifting - phase, RAM spikes the punch with some reworks of his own material. ‘Forever And A Day’ and ‘Circle Of Life’ feature in their Allen Watts and Amir Hussain reinterpretations, while his and Mark Sherry ‘Nordic Nights’ gets hit by a Darren Porter rebuild. He reaches its final apex with Dan Stone’s remix of Aly & Fila’s ‘We Control The Sunlight’, Davey Asprey’s ‘Sunbreaker’ and HP Source’s H.P Lovecraft-esque take of Sneijder’s ‘Neutralize’.

Remix fun for the whole (trance) family, ‘Grotesque Reworked & Remixed 2’ is the release you need to launch your 2018 clubbing autumn the right way. Full tracklist details below, and the album’s available to pre-stream/purchase via this link now: https://reworked.choons.at/remixed2

RAM & Daniel Skyver - Grotesque Reworked & Remixed
Disc 1 Reworked - Mixed by Daniel Skyver

  1. Julie Thompson - Shine (Ciaran McAuley Remix)
  2. DJ Ton T.B. - Dream Machine (Ton T.B.’s After Daylight Remix)
  3. Coast 2 Coast featuring Discovery - Home (Ruddaz Remix)
  4. Allure featuring Julie Thompson - Somewhere Inside (Roger Shah Remix)
  5. Jonas Steur featuring Jennifer Rene - Fall To Pieces (Daniel Skyver Remix)
  6. Lange & Sarah Howells - Out Of The Sky (Andres Sanchez Remix)
  7. Electrovoya - Effervesce II (Omar Sherif Remix)
  8. Kamaya Painters - Wasteland (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
  9. Basic Dawn - Pure Thrust (Ferry Tayle Remix)
  10. Joy Kitikonti - Joyenergizer (2nd Phase Remix)
  11. Mark Norman - Rush (Paul Denton Remix)
  12. Major League - Wonder? (Jordan Suckley Remix)
  13. DJ Wag - Man On The Moon (Indecent Noise Remix)
  14. Hennes & Cold - The Second Trip (David Forbes Remix)
  15. Mauro Picotto - Komodo (Binary Finary Remix)

Disc 2 Remixed - Mixed by RAM

  1. Orkidea - Nana (Waio Remix)
  2. RAM & Ciaran McAuley - Serengeti (Arctic Moon Remix)
  3. Lustral - Everytime (Sneijder Remix)
  4. Allure featuring JES - Show Me The Way (Dan Thompson Remix)
  5. Giuseppe Ottaviani & Christian Burns - Brightheart (Robert Nickson Remix)
  6. Aly & Fila vs Ferry Corsten - Camellia (Ciaran McAuley Remix)
  7. Andain - Promises (Chris Schweizer Remix)
  8. RAM & Susana - Someone Like You (ReOrder Remix)
  9. Andy Moor, Somna & Diana Leah - There Is Light (A.R.D.I. Remix)
  10. RAM & Stine Grove - Forever And A Day (Allen Watts Remix)
  11. RAM - Circle Of Life (Amir Hussain Remix)
  12. Mark Sherry & RAM - Nordic Nights (Darren Porter Remix)
  13. Aly & Fila featuring Jwaydan - We Control The Sunlight (Dan Stone Remix)
  14. Davey Asprey - Sunbreaker (Mike Sanders Remix)
  15. Sneijder - Neutralize (HP Source Remix)

Grotesque 300 - a celebration of a compilation

Grotesque is having one hell of an year and it is releasing choon after choon. The label is doing great a great job both on music and events so to celebrate all that hard work, they had fun at the Maassilo compound in Rotterdam on December 8th and released the Grotesque 300 compilation on December 12! And what a great outcome this is!

RAM, Marco V and Darren Porter are the ones behind the exquisite selection of 43 tracks, all over 3 CDs. All put together to bring the night's highs back into the sharpest focus. They complied and mixed the best, most seismic, most 300- capturing trance available to this.

You'll discover original productions & reworks from the greatest names in the trance scene. A Mardi Gras of Ferry Corsten, Darren Tate vs Jono Grant, MaRLo, Pure NRG, Talla 2XLC, Stoneface & Terminal, Sean Tyas are just a few of those involved. New names came in too, bringing their very best: ReOrder, Shugz, Lostly, The Noble Six, Ikorus, Dark Monks, Daniel Skyver and more. And of course, the compilation wouldn't not be complete without these 3 leaving their marks on it: Ram, Marco and Darren.

There are no more words needed. You just need to go now and grab your own copy or stream it online from here: grotesque.choons.at/300.

I did. And loved it. My favorites from it are: Craig Connelly featuring Tricia McTeague & Rory O’Grady - Meet At The End (Amir Hussain Remix), Marco V & Paul Denton - Network , Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver featuring Cari - Sahara, Shugz - Extremity, PureNRG - Midnight Blue, Midway - Amazon (Allen Watts Remix), The Noble Six, - Firewalker and Sean Tyas & Darren Porter - The Potion. Which are your favorites?

Mix 1 - RAM

01. RAM & Darren Porter - The Calling [Grotesque 300 Anthem]
02. Vimana - We Came (Andres Sanchez Uplifting Remix) 
03. Daniel Skyver - Temper Temper 
04. Etasonic & Dany G - Flying in a Dream (RAM & Cari Remix)
05. Craig Connelly featuring Tricia McTeague & Rory O’Grady - Meet At The End (Amir Hussain Remix)
06. Alan Morris & Adrian Morton - Keep Coming Back 
07. CRW - I Feel Love (Omar Sherif Remix)
08. ReOrder & RAM - Opus Dei 
09. RAM & Stine Grove - RAMore (Daniel Skyver Remix)
10. Andres Sanchez - One More Tune! 
11. Darren Tate vs Jono Grant - Let The Light Shine In (2nd Phase Remix) 
12. Paul Denton - Re-Offender 
13. Steve Allen & UDM present Nightflyers - Dopamine 
14. Dark Monks - Insane (Binary Finary Remix) 
15. RAM - Melbourne (Fusion Mix) 

Mix 2 - Marco V

01. MaRLo - The Launch 
02. Marco V & Paul Denton - Network 
03. Smith & Brown - Last Landing  
04. Marco V - It's Black  
05. Ferry Corsten - Trust (Heatbeat Remix) 
06. Amir Hussain & Daniel Skyver featuring Cari - Sahara 
07. Dan Thompson - Delusion 
08. Stoneface & Terminal - So What
09. Gene Xander - Paradigm City (Erika K & Daun Giventi Remix)
10. Shugz - Extremity 
11. Marco V - Aranck 
12. Kiyoi & Eky - Humanity 
13. Ikorus - Checkmate  
14. Lostly - One Last Look 
15. XiJaro & Pitch featuring Artifi - Maple Valley 
16. PureNRG - Midnight Blue  
17. Marco V - Tribute 

Mix 3 - Darren Porter

01. Darren Porter - Opening [Grotesque 300 Intro]
02. Marco Torrance & Natasha Jaffe - Under the Diving Bell (DIM3NSION Remix)
03. Tau-Rine - Energy 
04. Stefano Brigati - Rise  
05. Tau-Rine featuring Alaera - In The Memory  
06. Midway - Amazon (Allen Watts Remix)
07. Talla 2XLC & Alessandra Roncone - Luce 
08. The Noble Six - Firewalker 
09. Darren Porter & Katherine Amy - Let It Burn
10. Sean Tyas & Darren Porter - The Potion
11. The Cracken - Revolution  
12. UCast - Deranged  
13. Alex Wright - The Vixen & The Lioness 
14. Andy Blueman - Sea Tides (Energetic Mix)
15. Richard Sebastian - We Will Meet Again
16. TrancEye - Distant Dream



Grotesque Indoor Festival #300: Mardi Gras

Something pretty just got into my inbox the other days! PT Events is coming with a very nice theme for the 8th edition of Grotesque Indoor Festival at Rotterdam Maassilo on December 9th: the one and only American Mardi Gras! I am following Grotesque for a while now and it is quite interesting to see them constantly improving and coming with new catchy ideas for their events.

There will be 3 stages: Trance, Psy& Tech and House Classics. Aside of these 3, they made room for a special Silent Disco Party for a better stimulation of your senses. The theme, as announced, will be the center piece of this event and expect the production to be flawless. I am thinking at a party full of colours, fun costumes, amazing vibes and of course good music!

“With new inspiration and last years positive responses, were planning to go a step further. Acrobatics, humor and sensation will be the main feeling and vibe in the three areas but also in the corridors, at the festival market or the lounge area! #GIF300 is more than the average club night!” – PTEvents.

And since there is no event without a perfect lineup, Grotesque Indoor Festival #300 chose some really great names for this year: 2nd Phase, Adam Seller, Dano, Darren Porter, Fausto, Indecent Noise, Marco V, Mark Sherry, Ram, Renji, Reorder, Santito, Snejder, Spider, Standerwick, Super8 & Tab, Toyax and MC Da Silva. Of course, as a music lover I would love to see them all, but since there are 3 stages, I would just probably do a mix between them all and go with the flow. We all know the plan from home is never the same with the madness on the dancefloor.

It all sounds great and the expectations are really high. Altough chances of me being there are pretty low, since my holiday days are so close to zero, I would not miss it if I were you. Think only about the music and this should get you excited. Add the line up and the theme on top of it and you'll have something to remember. And if this is not enough, just watch the after-movie of last year's edition.

You can buy your tickets here and also RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Also, if the after movie is not enough, you can warm up all your senses with a 24 h radio show hosted by Ram on November 4th and 5th and a sick line up!


Grotesque Indoor Festival is the largest indoor Trance Festival in The Netherlands. Focusing on production, special entertainment, artistry, theater-inspired elements and performers, it for sure markets it the most innovation and thought-of events in Western Europe.