Recorded while researching music during my preparation to be the music maestro (DJ and music consultant) at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Media Summit.
This position didn't exist at the 1st summit in 2010 and the presenters decided to take a different approach by agreeing that my versatility and virtuoso could add something to the ambiance of an already incredibly impressively futuristic hotel and its power circuit cool white sparkling silver shining summit room.
If you are anybody in that room, you are successful. Multinational from the ground up, the strong arms who did the heavy lifting, to the team doing the sound, lights, and video, to the event handlers PublicisLive working in tune with the host Abu Dhabi Media's event specialists. If you are one of the interlocking wheels of this event, people who do their jobs on a high level thought highly of you.
They are all excellent at their jobs so I needed to be excellent.
Dream from the Middle is a prelude. After amassing 100s of songs and giving them all a listen over a little more than a month, I'd listened to more than 400 new songs, one by one, all the way through and mental noting.
That is a while so when it was time for round two of listening I was ready to move ahead from the searching and into some flows and blends.
Chill mixes are something nice to create. My ideas are as vivid as if I am listening to party music. I like the space for your thoughts that slower dreamy tempos give.
For some the middle is heart, for others, middle is soul. Both are correct.
I approached this atmosphere provider assignment with free imagination and chose to intertwine sounds of the region with electronic music from all over. Where we were was the hub and where everyone who was there came from were the spokes.
Warmed up the wheels with this and put it in cruise control.
A light braided musical fantasy made to feel like watching a movie with no picture.
This is undoubtedly a dream come true so consider this a suggestion for you to keep on doing so yourself. Deal? Then dream.
Then move and take the steps, big and small, to do.
Dream from the Middle
Birth - David Holmes
Hanin - Ziad Rahbani
Charu Keshi Rain (feat. Anoushka Shankar) - Nitin Sawhney
Sonnambula - William Orbit
Dream Cave - Amr Ismail
The Departure - Blue States
What's Your Version? (Reprise) - Groove Armada
Solar Sailer - Daft Punk
Ya Ba Eed el Dar an Einee (Aqbal Al Layl ) - Oum Kalthoum the Queen of Arabian Nights
The Dice (Edited Version) - Nitin Sawhney
Aquarium - William Orbit
Miss You - Trentemøller
Il Secondo Giorno (Instrumental) - Air
Hey Maggy - David Holmes
Songbird - Nitin Sawhney
Songbird (Bedroom Rockers Rmx) - Nitin Sawhney
Tides - Nitin Sawhney
Space Maker - AIR
Ch. Galaxy - Towa Tei
Interlude - Elektrons
Enter the Heretic - Badawi
Taksim Maqam Rast - Georges Abiad
The Ballad Of Sarah And Jack - David Holmes
Tanglewood - Smith & Mudd
Dreams - Amr Ismail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1qhq0oXgnU - that Dreams video was an element to inspiration. He's an artist from Egypt.
Catch The Dragonspy - Nitin Sawhney
Daybreak (feat. Faheem Mazhar) - Nitin Sawhney
Devotion No. 1 - Loop Guru
La Ragazza del Padre (Viaggio Alle Stelle Remix) - Ennio Morricone
Na Na's Waltz - Aqua Bassino