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F e e l E v e r y B e a t . . .
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Originally from San Francisco, CA, Mark McCarthy a.k.a. DJ Gotek, has been an avid electronic music addict and collector since ...

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February 02, 2015 03:41 PM PST

On January 24, 2015, I was incredibly honored to be one of the opening DJ’s at the 2-year Anniversary Party of the premier DJ club in the Northwest, Foundation Nightclub, along with my good buddies Johnny Monsoon, MarQ, and Digital Ascension, for Ukrainian Trance and Progressive DJ/Producer, Smirnov Evgeny Aleksandrovich, better known as OMNIA. If you are a Trance Fan you have no doubt heard Omnia’s tracks and also probably have heard his guest DJ sets on Trance institutions like ABGT and ASOT – a guy used to traveling the world playing huge festivals to 10’s of 1000’s of people at a time so it was such an honor to have him as the headliner at Foundation in a much smaller and more intimate setting than he’s used to playing at, and he showed up ready to blow the roof off!! The crowd that night was off the hook and my set really turned out exactly how I wanted it which was very true to what I strive for in a “Gotek sound”, which was extremely melodic, euphoric and dreamlike instrumental Progressive Trance, my passion in music. Plus I was honored to be able to spin an amazing CHOON called “Tailwind” by a producer called 4 Frame, which was at the time of this show, unreleased. It was a night I will never forget!!! I hope that you enjoy. -Mark

DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening set for OMNIA, Jan 24, 2015
* Duration: 01:03:28:112
* BPM: Start: 126 / End: 128
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Dan Sieg - A Sense of Wonder (Sound Quelle Remix)
2. Roddy Reynaert - Phoenix (Samee Remix)
3. Will Canas - Find Our Way (Vintage & Morelli Remix)
4. Richard Bass - Tundra (Original Mix)
5. 19 Hz - Round & Round (Sundriver Remix)
6. Second Way - Soul (Blugazer Remix)
7. 4 Frame - Tailwind (Original Mix)
8. Sound Quelle, Max Meyer – Azzur (Original Mix)
9. Schodt - You and Me (Original Mix)
10. Will Canas - La Costa (Original Mix)
11. Asminon Sounds - Manujan Castle (Original Mix)

February 02, 2015 03:37 PM PST

On Friday, January 23rd, I was honored to be invited to play a guest set for a show called PROGRESS at Club Contour, Seattle, with an entourage of highly respected local Progressive and Techno DJ’s that have had amazing longevity in the Seattle DJ scene and all have a huge cult following, plus they are just super cool guys to boot and I have GREAT respect for all of them as friends and peers with mad skills, Eric Weber a.k.a. DJ WEB, Chris Winebarger a.k.a. CHRONUS, and JASON LEMAITRE. This was a very special night because the club was packed with a huge love-fest of good friends and Progressive fans, so I made extra sure that I showed up with a set that would be a crowd pleaser – at least I tried my hardest to make it so haha!! This is also kind of a neat set for me to listen to now because it was recorded live by the club, so it is raw and purely live mixing. It was an amazing night that I was so happy to be a part of, and I hope you enjoy the set!!!

DJ GOTEK Presents: Live-recorded guest set for PROGRESS - Club Contour, Seattle, Jan 23, 2015
* Duration: 01:01:22:119
* BPM: Start: 126 / End: 128
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Alex H - Zw (Original Mix)
2. Zack Roth - Wils Lives (Shingo Nakamura Remix)
3. Vasutin, Dpleasure - Together (Solid Sky Remix)
4. 4Frame - Tailwind (Original Mix)
5. Meridian - Postive Zero (Original mix)
6. Gate Faze - La Vida (Original Mix)
7. Vitodito, Talamanca - Calle Betis (Original Mix)
8. Will Canas - Find Our Way (Original Mix)
9. Dave Walker - Mango (Original Mix)
10. Soulforge, Vito De Santis - If Only (Original Mix)
11. Matt Fax - Point 9 (Original Mix)

January 17, 2015 11:13 AM PST
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On Jan 3, 2015, I was honored to do a collab B2B set with a DJ gaining some notoriety in the Seattle Trance scene, Bobby Lilly, a.k.a. Digital Ascension, along with a host of other local powerhouse Trance DJ’s including another B2B set by Randall Glenn and Marc Pospisil a.k.a. MarQ, for the Resolution Recovery party at Foundation Nightclub featuring special guest headliner and favorite of the Anjunadeep label, SUSPECT 44. This was such a fun and rare night, simply because A.) the crowd was TOTALLY awesome, B.) Suspect 44 rules, C.) B2B sets are very rare and fun experiences, and D.) did I mention Suspect 44 rules (haha)? It was really a cool experience collaborating with Bobby Lilly a.k.a. Digital Ascension on this set and as you might discover for yourself we definitely have different taste in Trance, so I really loved the way this set turned out because Digital Ascension’s more epic, huge, emotional tracks really worked well with my more melodic and euphoric “Progressivy” tracks, and the crowd really seemed to love the end result, which is always the best desired outcome!! Hope you enjoy! -Mark

DJ GOTEK presents: Special B2B set collab set with Digital Ascension, opening for SUSPECT 44 at Resolution Recovery Party, Foundation, Seattle, Jan 3, 2015
* Duration: 00:56:14:109
* BPM: Start: 129 / End: 131
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Armin van Buuren - I'll Listen (Original mix)
2. Yura Moonlight - Harrier (Original mix)
3. Sound Quelle - Alangkah (Original Mix)
4. EDU, Kristoffer Ljungberg - Around the Sun (Original Mix)
5. Orjan Nilsen - Amsterdam (Original Mix)
6. Bobina - Winter (Original Mix)
7. Deepstereo - Waves Breaking (MacRamsey Remix)
8. LTN - Never Ending Highway (Original Mix)
9. Christian Burns, Maison & Dragen -Perfectly (MaRLo Remix)
10. Markus Schulz, Seri - Love Rain Down feat. Seri (4 Strings Remix)
11. Stoneface & Terminal - Here Comes The Sun (Club Mix)

January 17, 2015 11:09 AM PST

On, Dec 31, 2014, I was honored to be one of the opening DJ’s. along with my good Seattle DJ buddies Ryan Ditch a.k.a. RION, and Brandon Power-Up, for USC’s New Year’s Eve Party at Foundation Nightclub in Seattle, featuring special guest headliner, PARIS BLOHM, up-and-coming DJ/Producer talent from LA, CA, known for his driving Progressive and Electro beats and who’s tracks have been getting support from Tiesto, Hardwell, and Sander Van Doorn, to name a few. It was a sold out club that night with an amazing energy and loving crowd, and such a fun set to spin – I set out to make this one a nice Deep Progressive build-up with some amazing new tracks; kicked it off with the brand new “Saturn 2014” from Scottish producer and radio talent, Steve Anderson, featured yet another awesome track, “Liverpool”, from my talented young Serbian producer buddy, ODISON, have some of my usual Fave suspects in there like Sound Quelle, Blood Groove & Kikis, and Glaue, finally ending off with the crescendo vintage House track and one of my personal all-time favorite songs, Dave Aude & Tall Paul’s “Common Ground - Club Dub” to hand off to Brandon Power-up for his House set. Truly an awesome NYE celebration that I will never forget. Hope you enjoy!! -Mark

DJ GOTEK presents: NYE 2014 opening set for PARIS BLOHM, Foundation, Seattle, Jan 31, 2014
* Duration: 00:59:39:048
* BPM: Start: 125 / End: 127
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Steve Anderson - SAturn 2014 (Shingo Nakamura Remix)
2. Marsh - Ethereal (Original Mix)
3. Joshua Ollerton - Dream Girl (Original Mix)
4. Robert Nickson, RNX - Clear Skies (Sound Quelle Remix)
5. Above & Beyond feat Alex Vargas - Blue Sky Action (EDXs Indian Summer Remix)
6. Blood Groove & Kikis - Lift (Original Mix)
7. Sound Quelle - Dusk (Original Mix)
8. D05 - I Can Be (Original Mix)
9. Glaue - Fujisan (Original Mix)
10. Redub - Bright Days (Ethillas Remix)
11. D&Z, Odison - Liverpool (Original Mix)
12. Dave Aude & Tall Paul feat Sisely Treasure - Common Ground (Club Dub)

January 05, 2015 08:15 AM PST

Over the holidays I decided to put together a 138 BPM Hi-NRG Trance demo set packed with melodic, euphoric, and uplifting little gems that have been burning a hole in my pocket for a while. Most of these tracks are new-ish (released in 2014) but also included a few older tracks that I love, especially the track I kick it off with, “A View From The Clouds” by a German Trance producer from Bavaria named Mattias Herbst, who called himself “Audioplacid” as a Trance producer; I heard this track on DI.FM probably around the year 2000 and located Audioplacid on Myspace to let him know how much I loved that track, for which he was kind enough to send to me the MP3 (Note: this is the only MP3 on the mix, the rest were spun with lossless AIFF files on my CDJ’s). So far as I know “A View From The Clouds” was never officially released, but I have always loved this track with its excessive usage of the addictive high-hat percussion so reminiscent of Trance back in those days and electric guitar samples, and it inspired the name and the feel for this set, all these years later. I hope you enjoy!! -Mark

DJ GOTEK Presents: Demo Trance Mix – CLOUDSCAPES, Dec 2014
* Duration: 01:16:43:823
* BPM: Start: 135 / End: 138
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Audioplacid - A View From The Clouds (Original Mix)
2. Young & Stone - Frozen Shores (The Flyers And Mike Sonar Remix)
3. Peter Oski - Insomnia (Original Mix)
4. Bluskay - Liberate (Original Mix)
5. Tom Colontonio - Sparkover (Original Mix)
6. Manuel Le Saux - One (Ferry Tayle Remix)
7. Temple One - World Beyond (Original Mix)
8. Air Night - Daisy (UCast Remix)
9. Mike Sonar, The Flyers - Vertigo (Original Mix)
10. Jaco - Beautiful Days (Juventa Remix)
11. Deep Care - Blacks (Daniel Kandi Lifted Remix)
12. Luke Terry feat Kerry Leva - Arpora (John O’Callaghan Remix)
13. Antheya - High (Paul Miller, Dima Krasnik Vocal Mix)

December 20, 2014 09:54 AM PST

On Saturday, December 13th, 2014, I was honored to be an opening DJ along with my good buddies Joshua Schweigert a.k.a. Mantaray and Johnny Monsoon, for UK DJ/Producer who has over 1.8 Million listeners to his radio show on BBC Radio 1, winner of BBC Radio 1 “Superstar DJ” competition, and regular resident at such legendary venues as Gate Crasher, Pacha Ibiza, Creamfields, and Ministry of Sound, DANNY HOWARD. This set was super fun to play because the club was packed, I had a ton of friends show up for my set, plus I had a little longer to play than the usual 1-hour time slot (turned out to be nearly 90 minutes) and it was a 9-10pm opening set so I started off with some chilled-down House and Progressive House and worked into a little more Trancy stuff later into the mix. Hope you enjoy the set!! Cheers and Happy Holidays!! –Mark, a.k.a. GOTEK

DJ GOTEK presents: DJ GOTEK Presents: MISSION TRANCE set, Whiskey Bar, March 22, 2013
* Duration: 01:24:57:355
* BPM: Start: 124 / End: 128
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Marsh - Lullaby (Intro Mix)
2. Roald Velden, EcueD - Moments (Marsh Remix)
3. Fresh Produce - Solid Ground (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
4. LTN, Blood Groove & Kikis - Both (Original Mix)
5. Aquareef - Sunlight (Blend Remix)
6. Johnny Norberg - Free (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
7. Morttagua - Emperium (Original Mix)
8. Mehilove - Soul Of The Sea (Original Mix)
9. ElevenFive - Freckles (Luiz B Remix)
10. Manu Lei - Emotion Strum (Original Mix)
11. Jethimself, Barzek - Everest (Original Mix)
12. Vitodito - Multiplicaciones (LTN Remix)
13. Zuubi - Duality (Original Mix)
14. Daniel Kandi, Phillip Alpha - Sticks & Stones (Audien Remix)
15. Audien - Selective Hearing (Original Mix)

December 08, 2014 01:50 PM PST

On Saturday, November 22nd, I was incredibly honored to be one of the opening DJ’s for one of my most favorite Trance acts of all time, all the way from Helsinki, Finland, SUPER8 & TAB. On top of that I was also opening with two of the Northwest’s biggest Trance DJ’s, Johnny Monsoon and Darrius Washington, plus a quadruple Birthday party celebration including mine, so it truly was a special night that I will never forget. I had so many friends at this show, my guest list was full, and by the time Johnny Monsoon was finished with his set the club was nearly at capacity so my set from 10-10:45pm was incredible with so much energy and love radiating from the crowd, I will never forget this night. Getting to meet Super8 & Tab was totally amazing as well, totally sweet and humble guys, and their set was out of this world. This set was easily one of the most memorable sets I probably will ever have the chance to play; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did spinning it. Cheers! -Mark

DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening set for SUPER8 & TAB @ Foundation, 11-22-14
* Duration: 00:53:40:848
* BPM: Start: 124 / End: 127
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Blood Groove & Kikis - Falling (LTN Remix)
2. Glaue - Galleon (Original Mix)
3. Odison - Every Night (Original Mix)
4. Timur Shafiev - The Best (Original Mix)
5. Schodt feat. Aida Fenhel - Wild at Heart (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
6. Fortun feat. Cory Friesenhan - Stories (Adam Sobiech Remix)
7. Tellur, Sound Quelle - Sunshine (Original Mix)
8. Denis Laurent feat. Kaisa Martina - All I Need (Sundriver Remix)
9. Soundprank - Solid Ground (Original Mix)
10. Blood Groove & Kikis - Vesta (Matt Fax Remix)

November 07, 2014 08:25 AM PST

On Saturday, November 1st, I was honored to be one of the two opening DJ’s for ANTONIO GIACCA and EDX for USC Progression Saturdays at Foundation Nightclub, along with my friend Joshua Schweigert a.k.a. Mantaray. This was an indescribable, dreamlike night for many reasons, good and bad, having to do with a massive rave in Seattle getting cancelled that night due to tragic circumstances and Foundation being overrun by 1000’s of people, many of whom not able to get in due to it being sold out unfortunately, but for those that did, we also had a TOTAL surprise walk-on cameo appearance of Ilan Bluestone for an unbelievably awesome hour set of Anjunabeats finest Trance, which was one of the most incredible experiences of my DJ career so far, to hand off to Bluestone, what an honor. EDX and Antonio Giacca were amazing as well, and I hung out with these guys all night. Well, I could go on and on about this one, but that’s all I will say for this set, one I will never forget, ever.. Hope you enjoy. -Mark

DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening set for EDX/Antonio Giacca with special guest Ilan Bluestone @ Foundation, 11-1-14
* Duration: 01:02:36:124
* BPM: Start: 122 / End: 127
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Sound Quelle - Marmalade (Original Mix)
2. Blood Groove & Kikis - Mirage (Jaytech Remix)
3. Sound Quelle - Piece of Cake (Original Mix)
4. Glaue - Obrigado (Original Mix)
5. Juventa - Suedine Original Mix)
6. Deep Lark – Hypnotize/Crazy About You (Original Mix)
7. David Casal, Vitodito - Andalucia (Blend Remix)
8. Boom Jinx feat. Meredith Call - The Dark (Spencer Brown Remix)
9. D05 - Bluefire (Original Mix)
10. James Woods, Alex H - Guadalupe (Denis Neve Remix)
11. Matt Eray - Spirals (Original Mix)
12. Odison - Hope (Original Mix)

October 06, 2014 06:50 PM PDT

Just recorded this demo mix on my gear a couple weekends ago on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 - something motivated me to grab some of the epic Trance choons I have been listening to lately and mix them in honor of my favorite time of year, Autumn, that fleeting few months in between the summer heat and the approaching winter chill, ramping up into the blur of the Holiday Season with family and friends, with the amazing orange, pink, and royal blue sunrises of the Indian Summer before the eternal rains set in for months on end, and the leaves of the Northwest turn the most brilliant colors as they begin to fall from the trees; old life makes way for the new in an endless cycle, sort of a melancholy feeling, but always with a glimmer of hope. That is the feeling I tried to capture with this mix, and I literally felt like I was floating by myself as the CDJ’s glowed and the subwoofer shook my tiny studio. I hope you enjoy! =) -Mark

DJ GOTEK Presents: Autumn Sunrise
* Duration: 01:06:53:273
* BPM: Start: 135 / End: 136
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Accendo - Memory Lane (Original Mix)
2. Mike Sonar, The Flyers - Cherry Avenue (Original Mix)
3. Air Night - Unstoppable (Original Mix)
4. Sound Quelle, Andrey Vedenyov - Inner Feelings (Original Mix)
5. Reii - Shocks (Sunny Lax Remix)
6. D:FOLT, Paul Trainer - Empathizer (The Flyers & Mike Sonar Remix)
7. Dan Stone, Nitrous Oxide - Huayra (Original Mix)
8. Will Holland feat. Line Froyset - Things That Happen (Temple One Remix)
9. Jaco - Sparkle (Colonial One Remix)
10. Adam Szabo, Willem De Roo - Royal Blue (Falcon Remix)
11. Air Night - Return (Original Mix)

September 22, 2014 06:36 PM PDT

On Saturday, September 13th, 2014, I was honored to be one of the opening DJ’s, along with two good buddies of mine and two of Seattle’s best known Trance DJ’s, Johnny Monsoon and Darrius Washington, for the world-renown Trance Producer & DJ duo from Görlitz, Germany, that I have been a huge fan of for nearly a decade, composed of Matthias Gierth (Stoneface) & Henry Nix (Terminal), better known as STONEFACE & TERMINAL. This was a very special eve and I had a lot of friends show up for my set which always makes it that much more awesome to be spinning, and there was such a sense of Trance Family and community at the club that night, incredible vibes and of course, the most amazing Trance all night long. I had the opening 9-10pm spot so chose some more ambient, atmospheric, and extremely euphoric Progressive House and Progressive Trance to kick the night off right. It’s mostly comprised of mostly relatively newer releases including work from four of my favorite producers these days, Johan Vilborg, Vitodito, Timur Shafiev, and Blood Groove & Kikis, a really amazingly addicting opening track by Glaue, and also was finally able to spin two of my favorite Progressive House tracks from yesteryear, they just fit so well into the mix, “Lassoo” by Jody Wisternoff, and “Neon Void” by Jaytech. Anyway, as usual, hope you enjoy the mix! –Mark a.k.a. DJ Gotek. =)

DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening set for STONEFACE & TERMINAL @ Foundation Nightclub, Seattle, Sept 13, 2014
* Duration: 01:06:48:858
* BPM: Start: 125 / End: 127
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Glaue - Landing (Original Mix)
2. Andrea Bertolini - Colorama (Original Mix)
3. Skyknock - Arias Dream (Talamanca Remix)
4. Jody Wisternoff, Way Out West - Lassoo (Original Mix)
5. Timur Shafiev, Dasha - Thank You (Original Mix)
6. Claes Rosen - Starlight (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
7. Jorn Van Deynhoven, Jorn, Vitodito, Vito (ES) - Lazy Sundays (Original Mix)
8. Vitodito, Slimmie - Freefall (Dub Mix)
9. Sergey Prosvirin - Starfall (Ost & Meyer Remix)
10. Johan Vilborg - Mai Tai (Original Mix)
11. Thomas Sagstad, Novacoast - Bombora Beach (Original Mix)
12. Jaytech - Neon Void (Original Mix)

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