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Mark McCarthy a.k.a. DJ Gotek is a Seattle-based electronic dance music DJ spinning Trance, Progressive House, Techno, Deep Hou...

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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)

September 11, 2014 03:46 PM PDT

New demo mix, this is actually a “semi” remake of one of my very first Trance mixes that I called “Vapour Trail” from right around 9 years ago and it’s been on the to-do list for the past several years to redo it on my new gear with lossless AIFF files for a richer sound and slightly tweak it to hopefully make it better than the original. It was kind of a special mix to me back then because I tried my hardest to pick out the absolutely most spine-tingly, euphoric, melodic, uplifting trance I could find, with the iciest peaks, truly breath-taking breakdowns, and most majestic drops, truly something that could make you feel like you were flying if you listened deeply and lost yourself in it, and the end result people seemed to really like this set and I received a lot of positive feedback from it. On this set I used six tracks from the original Vapour Trail mix, and also blended in some newer Trance to keep it interesting and fresh, as well as inserted a few sound bites from the Apollo 11 mission and Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon. One of the things I love most about Trance is the way it unites people from around the world, and back when I put together the original Vapour Trail mix two guys that I had met on an Internet radio blog that we could post our mixes to and be critiqued by the friends that we made online, had inspired me to make this mix (and a few that followed) with a supersonic flight and/or space mission theme, to align with that sort of white-knuckled, exhilarating feeling that 138 BPM Euphoric Trance can give you; one is a guy who has since become a great friend of mine in the UK named Leigh Apted a.k.a. “DJ Discovery”, taking his DJ name after the Space Shuttle Discovery, and with a huge passion for the NASA Space Shuttle program and the cosmos in general, and another really nice guy named Sonny from Canada who called himself “DJ Spaceman”. Both Leigh and Sonny were also a huge Trance fans and really liked the Vapour Trail mix, which meant a lot to me at the time. We all abruptly learned some terribly sad news after a time that Sonny had passed away at a relatively early age from cancer, and none of us ever even knew he was sick, he never mentioned that to us. I find that to be remarkably selfless and brave. So anyway, I would like to dedicate this mix to Sonny and Leigh, two great guys and Trance fans. Now when I listen to this music I think back to those days, and I can almost see DJ Spaceman’s vapour trail from his final flight, shimmering across the sky................

* Duration: 01:22:34:099
* BPM: 138
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Alex Arestegui - Proem (Mike Shiver Remix)
2. Daniel Kandi - Breathe (Sunny Lax Remix)
3. Alt + F4 - Alt + F4 (Original Mix)
4. Kaste - Desert Eagle (Smith & Pledger Mix)
5. Sneijder - Warsaw (Original Mix)
6. Lume - Lume (Original Mix)
7. Ethillas - Oslo (Original Mix)
8. Ferrin & Morris - Pacific (Original Mix)
9. Beatsole - Do Not Give Up! (Original Mix)
10. Temple One - Aurora (Original Mix)
11. Mike Foyle - Shipwrecked (Sean Tyas Remix)
12. David Newsum - 63b Clerkenwell Road (Original Mix)
13. Dan Stone - Endless Ambition (Original Mix)

September 07, 2014 04:11 PM PDT

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, I was honored to be one of the opening DJ’s for 1/3rd of the SUSPECT 44 crew, Luke Shipstad, at Foundation Nightclub in Seattle, along with my good DJ buddies Gravity Lift and Johnny Monsoon. I was particularly excited for this show because I have been a big fan of Suspect 44 for the past several years, ever since the launch of their hit single, “Japanese School Girls”, which is one of my favorite Prog House tracks ever. The energy at the club that night was off the charts, Suspect 44 truly threw down an unbelievable set, and I knew that I had a lot of friends and acquentances showing up for my set so I made sure to put many hours of time and preparation into making this set something special (well…I think so anyway..haha) with some brand new and extremely euphoric progressive tracks, a little smidgen of electro thrown in for a pick-me-up in the middle, and kicked off with a most dreamy, soothing techno track that I just loved by The Japanese Popstars. It was definitely a night I will never forget, and I hope that you enjoy the set as much as I loved spinning it! Cheers! -Mark

DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening Set for Suspect 44, Foundation Nightclub, Aug 16, 2014
* Duration: 01:03:00:104
* BPM: Start 125 / Finish 127
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. The Japanese Popstars - Out Of Nowhere (The Japanese Popstars Remix)
2. Katrin Souza - Love Me (Original Mix)
3. James Lowndes, Paul Lowndes - Only You (Joshua Ollerton Remix)
4. LTN, Blood Groove & Kikis - Both (meHiLove Remix)
5. Mike Wharton - Electric Moments (Andy Low Remix)
6. ProbsNMayhem - Fahrenheit (Original Mix)
7. Sound Quelle - Freshness (Original Mix)
8. Vitodito, Kayleen, Jairo - Omision de Realidad (Original Mix)
9. James Woods - Bliss (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
10. Sebastian Krieg, JunkDNA - Clean & Play (Ticon Remix)
11. Thomas Datt, feat. Ben Heyworth - Here and Now (Damian Wasse Vocal Mix)
12. Shingo Nakamura - Orphic (Original Mix)

September 07, 2014 04:07 PM PDT

For the past five years my good buddy, Chris Paape, has thrown this epic summer Cabana Party at the end of July overlooking the scenic Lake Sammamish with stacks of club-quality speakers, subwoofers, and DJ gear, and many of the better-known local Seattle DJ’s have been invited to spin sets over the past several years, so it’s a full day of EPIC tunes in the sun, totally awesome. This party has basically become a legend over the years, and this year a whopping 15 DJ’s spun sets throughout the day including Chris Paape, Jason LeMaitre, Andrew Cox, Travis Colvin, Chris Herrera, Kai Larrabee, AKU, Pavel Glukhov, Omar B, to name a few, and I was honored to have been invited to spin a 40-minute set from 6-6:40 PM, so I made sure to put together a lively and euphoric set with some of my favorite tracks of the summer to get people in the mood to dance. It was such a fun and memorable experience, and sadly Chris is selling his condo on the lake so this was perhaps the last of the Lake SAMM Cabana Parties of its type, but it was so much fun while it lasted and I am glad I was able to take part in it. I hope that you enjoy the set! -Mark

DJ GOTEK presents: Set for the Chris Paape 5th Annual Cabana Party, July 27, 2014
* Duration: 00:40:09:792
* BPM: 128
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. PROFF, Kaspar Kochker - One More Request (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
2. Mat Zo feat. Chuck D - Pyramid Scheme (Club Mix)
3. Joonas Hahmo - Diamond Stash (Original Mix)
4. Sound Quelle - In The Morning (Original Mix)
5. Soundprank - Flare (Original Mix)
6. PROFF - What It Feels Like (Original Mix)
7. Odison - Hope (Original Mix)
8. Giddy & Jamie K - Veritas (Original Mix)

September 07, 2014 04:01 PM PDT

On Saturday, June 28th, 2014, I was honored to be one of the opening DJ’s along with my buddies Joshua Schweigert a.k.a. MANTARAY, and TREY ROSSICK, who both laid down amazing, mesmerizing sets, for German-born Turkish rising star DJ/Producer, DENIZ KOYU, at Foundation Nightclub for USC’s Progression Saturdays. We had an incredibly fun evening and I made some great new friends, and there were a lot of hard-core Deniz Koyu fans that showed up and were ready to party, so we made sure to bring the A-game get the night started off right. I love every track on this set and I hope that you do as well – Cheers and happy 4th of July weekend! -Mark

DJ GOTEK presents: DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening Set for DENIZ KOYU, Foundation Nightclub, June 28, 2014
* Duration: 1:04:30:264
* BPM: 128
* Quality: Recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Mark Nails feat. Molly Bancroft - Open Your Eyes (Vintage & Morelli Dub)
2. Rodrigo Deem, Airdraw, 19 Hz - Start (Original Mix)
3. Corger - Arised Here (Original Mix)
4. Airdraw - Juno (Original Mix)
5. Shingo Nakamura, Jacob Henry - Words Unspoken (Original Mix)
6. Roddy Reynaert - Ahnk (Original Cognitive Mix)
7. Timur Shafiev feat. Irage - Faith (Original Mix)
8. Odison - Hope (Original Mix)
9. Sensetive5, Max Meyer - Bilbao Sunrise (Zack Roth Remix)
10. Erick Decks - Nasty (Zedd Dub Mix)
11. Sound Quelle - Breeze (Original Mix)
12. Gal Abutbul - Agam - Original Mix)

September 07, 2014 03:55 PM PDT

On Saturday, April 19, 2014, I was honored to be one of the opening DJ’s, along with my friends Derrick Gennrich, and Jordan Goff a.k.a. Gravity Lift, for Russian DJ/Producer superstar, BOBINA, for Progression Saturdays at Foundation Nightclub, Seattle. It was such an incredibly fun show and the people who showed up in the audience were amazing and totally into the music which made it so incredible to play at. Bobina is a true showman, and also I have been a fan of his “Russia Goes Clubbing” podcast ( for many years before I ever thought I would be DJ’ing in clubs myself, so it was sort of a meaningful, “full circle” thing for me. I loved every track on the mix, one of those that just sort of fell together perfectly – it’s got some hard hitting beats and occasional interludes of incredibly euphoric and dreamy, epic breakdowns, which was my intent to honor one of my Trance idols, Bobina. I hope you enjoy it as well. Cheers! Mark a.k.a. DJ Gotek.

DJ GOTEK Presents: Opening Set for BOBINA, Foundation Nightclub, April 19, 2014
* Duration: 00:57:10:560
* BPM: 128
* Quality: 100% digitally recorded as WAV - mastered and converted to 320 Kbps, 48,000 Hz MP3 for download
* Tracklisting:

1. Vitodito - Tan Enamorados (Original Mix)
2. Rikkaz - Africa (Original Mix)
3. Jady Synthman - If You Should Call (Original Mix)
4. Marsh - Waiting For The Mail Man (Jayeson Andel Remix)
5. Sound Quelle - Levee (Original Mix)
6. Sound Quelle - Drunk (Original Mix)
7. Vintage & Morelli - Sky High (Mindset Remix)
8. Rikkaz - With The Flow (Original Mix)
9. Daniel Kandi, Jack Rowan - Arigatou (Original Mix)
10. Terry Da Libra - Dont Give Up (Original Mix)
11. Soulforge, Vitodito - Dreamers Corner (Original Mix)

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