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DJ Trance & Fester – Trance Fester 2




Trance Fester 2 (Splat Mission), released in October 1992 (18 years ago!), is the second in the series of 4 collaborative mixed tapes by DJ Trance and Fester. If you haven’t listened to the first tape from this series, which was added to the site almost 2 years ago, do yourself a favor and go listen to it now.

DJ Trance – Strictly Hardcore


Fester – “Hap-e-ness”


Various – Live At What?


Once again back here’s the incredible… Another “Live At What?” mix, this time courtesy of DJ Mojo, who’s been a big supporter of the site (Thank You!). I’m pretty sure Side E starts off with DJ Trance, but let me know if you know the correct DJ’s on these mixes.

Various – Live At What? (Side E)


Various – Live At What? (Side X)


Tape Source: Mojo

Various – Live At What?


I’m not entirely certain of the various DJ’s for this Live @ What? mixed tape. My best guess is DJ Trance, Oscar Da Grouch and DJ Mellinfunk. Two of the mixes should be easily identifiable by The Beatles and Star Wars tracks. If anyone can positively ID who’s playing at what point on this mixed tape please post in the comments.

Various – Live @ What?


Various – Live @ What?


Some of the tracks in this mix:
Obviously High – Inside My Head – Delirious Recordings
Interface – The Toytown E.P – Rising High Records
Plexus – Auto Shutter – DiKi Records (vocal sample)
Eternal – Eternal – Underground Level Recordings
Wishdokta – Evil Surrounds Us – Kickin Records
Smart Systems – The Tingler – Jumpin’ & Pumpin’
Hyper On Experience – H.E. Anthem – Moving Shadow
Rhythm Section – Perfect Love 2am – Rhythm Section Recordings
London Symphony Orchestra – Cantina Band – 20th Century Records
Bass Generator – House Is Dead – Bass Generator Records
The Prodigy – Out Of Space – XL Recordings
Overdog – Fuck You Up – Wunderwerke
Wishdokta – Joy (No Bogle Mix) – Kickin Records
Boyzland & Wagga T – Tribal Instincts E.P. – Out Of Orbit
Altern 8 – Frequency (Hallucin 8 Mix) – Network Records
Naz AKA Naz – Organised Crime – Déja Vu Recordings
Bald Terror – Rotterdam Terror – Rotterdam Records
The Beatles – Revolution 9 – Apple Records
Car & Driver – Help Germany – Force Inc. Music Works
Ohm – Tribal Tone – Vibe (Florida)
T.N.T. – Criminal Mind – Z 001 Records
T. Vee – U Are A Sucker – Rave 55
T. Vee – Beautiful Symphony (Move On) – Rave 55
F.O.X. – Boing – Haunted House Records (NL)
Vicious Delicious – Hocus Pocus – Indisc
King Dale – Utter – Rotterdam Records
DJ Hooligan – B.O.T.T.R.O.P. – Dance Street Records

DJ Mellinfunk & Oscar Da Grouch – Live At What?


It’s been 16 years to the day, but not the hour (it’s not that late yet), since this mixed tape was recorded. These mixes were recorded at the legendary Los Angeles after-hours What? on Friday, March 5th 1993. I’m not positive, but I believe the recordings are of DJ Trance (side a) and Oscar Da Grouch (side b). If anyone has a better memory than I do, please feel free to correct my assumptions. Regardless of the DJ’s there’s some great oldschool techno on this tape.

DJ Mellinfunk – Live At What? 3-5-93 (Side A)


Oscar Da Grouch – Live At What? 3-5-93 (Side B)


Some of the tracks in this mix:
M-D-Emm – Got Any Hardcore? – Strictly Underground Records
D.J. XPIN – Hypersonic – PR Records
Insane Poetry – How Ya Gonna Reason With A Psycho?!! – Ichiban Records
Trashman – Cosmotrash – Music Man Records
Tribal Force – Huga Chaka – K.N.O.R. Records
Defcon – Defcon (Theme) – Hithouse Records
Butsch – The Count – Little Giant Music
80 Aum – Standing On Top – 80 Aum Records
Twin Bass – Daze Of Reality – Kickin Records
Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Peace & Loveism (4 Hero Remix) – Suburban Base Records
Dread – Quantum Leap – 786 Approved
Rave Gang – Housy Hip Hop – Hithouse Records
T. Vee – Combiner Two (The Harder Trax E.P.) – Rave 55
T. Vee – U Are A Sucker – Rave 55
Dyewitness – What Would You Like To Hear Again? – Mid-Town Records
Psychic Parasite – Talk Dirty – Force Inc. Music Works
Brain Damage – Sabre Dance – K.N.O.R. Records
Scarface – I’ll Take You All To Fuckin’ Hell – Brrr Records
Dyewitness – I Am The Creator – Mid-Town Records

Edit: Updated post to correct DJ credits after receiving confirmations. Thanks!

DJ Trance & Fester – Trance Fester 1




This mixed tape was released by DJ Trance (a.k.a. Jason Blakemore) and DJ Fester, in June of 1992, and was the first of four tapes they made together. If you were going to clubs like No Doz, Dare and What? back in 1992 chances are you wore out one of these tapes.

The tracklisting below is mostly complete, with some “I don’t knows” and some “I can’t remembers” here and there; several between “House Nation” and “Let It Move You”, on the Fester side. If you can fill in any blanks please post IDs in the comments.

DJ Trance – Trance Fester 1:


Fester – Trance Fester 1:


Some of the tracks in these mixes:

DJ Trance Side
Boyzland & Wagga T – Coming On Strong
Lighter Shade Of Brown – Latin Active (Latin Pella)
Bass Boy – Let The Bass Be Louder (In Control Techno Mix)
System W.B.B.S. – That Gets My Heart Pumpin’ (Rave Mix)
The Criminal Minds – Baptized By Dub (Vox Edit Only)
Butsch – The Cycle
Kid Unknown – Devastating Beat Creator
Freshtrax – The Vodaphone You Have Called Has Not Responded
Digital Boy – 1-2-3 Acid! (Percussion Mix)
G Double E – Asylum Seeker
Sperminator – No Woman Allowed
Overdog – Fuck You Up
Mescalinum United – We Have Arrived (Aphex Twin QQT Mix)
Adam X – Lost In Hell (Remix) (Satanic Ritual Mix)
Skyflyer – Humanoid
Butsch – Sex Now
Direckt – I Got Ya (Feeling)
Macromind – Stars
The Real Roxanne With Hitman Howie Tee – Bang Zoom (Let’s Go-Go)
Butsch – The Count
Dread – Quantum Leap

Fester Side
Earth Leakage Trip – The Ice Cream Van From Hell
The Aphex Twin – Digeridoo
Car & Driver – Disco Award
unknown 2 (please leave track id in comments if you know it)
Brainstorm – Demonomania
The Sound Of Rotterdam – Crucify Him (Destroy Him)
The Aphex Twin – Flaphead
Poor Righteous Teachers – Easy Star (Acapella)
Rotterdam Termination Source – Poing
Brainstorm – Space Metal (Part 1 & 2)
The Ultimate Seduction – House Nation
Tune Request – Destroyer (id by Ramon)
Force Mass Motion – Let It Move You