Live At Connect Festival 2017 Deko-ze

Sep 5, 2017
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Deko-ze straight killed his set this year at the Connect Music Festival located in the beautiful Saskatchewan area in Canada. He mixes it up with a nice selection of house and trance. Thanks for the find Dallas!

Gig wise, one of my highlights of the year, so far, was playing the annual Connect Festival that happened at Besant Campground in Saskatchewan. I met some people for the 1st time but saw tons of people who I grew up with in the scene while I lived in Saskatoon.

Many of you may not know but my style was were more varied back in the day. So, in this set, there are plenty of current house and tech tracks but also Lots of classic trance that used to be a major element of what I used to play.

In 1996, a crew of us from Saskatoon rented a van and trekked to Toronto for the World Electronic Music Festival – WEMF 11. (The year after the Tornado WEMF).
I was flying on a pill and heard Jon The Dentist perform. One of the tracks he played was “Global Phases”. It was full on, bouncy, acid fuelled and it was incredibly uplifting and cheesy…. I actually shed a tear…. and then hugged everyone in sight.
I bought it immediately and played it at our PPM “Temple” party with Platipus Records Crew (Union Jack, Art Of Trance, Quietman) and Electric Skychurch. )

Speaking of cheese… The Matt Darey mix of Westbam’s “Wizards Of The Sonic” was one of my signature tracks and rave anthem. It may sound dated for today’s audience but for many mid 90s Western Canadian ravers, it carries an overwhelming wealth of memories.

On a Wednesday in 1992, I was listening to the New House Culture show on CFCR radio. My mentors Kevin K and Techno Tom gave me a shout out on the show saying “You’ll like this one!” My draw dropped. To this day, the Jam & Spoon remix of Age Of Love is my all time favourite trance track. There’s a strong chance it may be my all time favourite DANCE track.


  1. SUGARSTARR FEAT. ALEXANDER – Hey Sunshine (Who Knows remix)
  2. RENE AMESZ – Big
  3. DAVID PENN – Yeah Yeah / CHRIS LIBERATOR – Soul Mantra (acapella)
  4. BOOGIE VICE – Bel Air
  5. CROATIA SQUAD – Glitches
  6. DAFT PUNK – Around The World
  7. ANTONIO GIACCI – Down Like The River / ALAN BRAXE – Vertigo * Thomas Bangalter edit
  8. ME & MY TOOTHBRUSH – Come On
  10. NOVY & ENIAC – Pumpin’ / AZZIDO DA BASS – Dooms’ Night * Timo Maas mix
  11. TODD TERRY & SUPA FROM ALY-US – Music Is my Life * Melvin & Klein remix
  12. GORDON JOHN – The Future
  13. RIVA STARR – Wickedest Sound
  14. GREEN VELVET – La La Land * Prok & Fitch remix
  15. SNEAKER PIMPS – Spin Spin Sugar * Armand Van Helden’s Dark remix
  16. CJ BOLLAND – Sugar Is Sweeter * Armand Van Helden Drum & Bass remix
  17. LUCA DEBONAIRE – Kinda Hectic
  18. YELLO – Oh Yeah
  19. BILLY KENNY, WALKER & ROYCE – The Lonely Robot
  20. BISCITS – Down Low * Billy Kenny remix
  21. BILLY KENNY & KRY WOLF – Rave Cave * Billy Kenny remix
  22. UNDERGROUND SOUND OF LISBON – So Get Up * Pagano Remix
  23. DAFT PUNK – One More Time * Felix Leiter Bootleg / DUBFIRE – Roadkill
  24. JON THE DENTIST – Global Phases
  25. ART OF TRANCE – Madagascar * Ferry Corsten remix
  26. WESTBAM – Wizzards Of The Sonic * Matt Darey remix
  27. ENERGY 52 – Cafe Del Mar * Three n’ One remix
  28. BBE – Seven Days & One Week
  29. OLIVE – You’re Not Alone * Rollo & Sister Bliss remix
  30. AGE OF LOVE – Age Of Love * Jam & Spoon mix – Deko-ze re-edit
  31. HERTZ & ENRICO SANGIULIANO – Start Of Madness / CHRIS LIBERATOR – Soul Mantra – aca
  32. CURRY & KRAWALL – Soul Condor

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