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Balance Music has announced their next compilation, Do Not Sleep: a new double-disc mix from Darius Syrossian.

Darius Syrossian has risen up the ranks of the house/techno scene since first emerging on the global stage in the mid-noughties having earned his stripes working in record shops and playing the circuit across his native North of England for many years before.  Do Not Sleep launched in 2015 and was one of the stand out parties of that year in Ibiza, now a label and party of which he is the resident at Sundays at Space Ibiza, Syrossian deftly displays the full gamut of his musical ethos across this engrossing two-part mix.

Created using his no-frills setup of 3 CDJs, 2 Technics 1210s and a Pioneer mixer, Do Not Sleep is split into two distinct halves. Disc 1–a live club recording showcasing his spontaneity in his natural environment–and Disc 2–a carefully constructed and prepared studio mix.

Disc 1 was recorded live at The Bow in Buenos Aires, and is a master class in slow-building energy. “I wanted it to be a real mix–as in represent me as a DJ when I’m playing out. So I decided to make it a live recording. This was a big gamble as I had to do it in one take and there was no room at all for error.”

Disc 2 delves into headier material with moodier and more atmospheric undertones. “It was a bit more planned and progresses from the deeper end of music with a strong groove to music towards the end of the mix which has a bit more emotion.”

This is the sound of Darius Syrossian at his purest, flawless mixing and the experience needed to seamlessly weave together the DNA of house and techno music past, present and future. “I wanted the mix to represent me as a DJ. My music is aimed at the dance floor and when I produce music or DJ, the main focus is about the energy and the emotion of the music and the intensity of it.”

Tracklisting:
Disc 1
1 – Darius Syrossian – Intro
2 – Demarkus Lewis – Electric Wiggle
3 – Tim Deluxe – Tryin’ Find a Way (Club mix)
4 – Darius Syrossian – Andranik
5 – Dennis Ferrer – The Red Room (OBJ Vocal Mix)
6 – Darius Syrossian – Return of the Favela People
7 – Apollonia – Visa Americain
8 – DJ T. – Music is Therapy
9 – Bas Ibellini – That’s Right
10 – Burnski – Changes (Dub Mix)
11 – Laurent Garnier – Crispy Bacon
12 – Darius Syrossian – What You Say
13 – Mar-T & Luca Donzelli – Sunday Sampling
14 – Ian Pooley – Roller Skate Disco
15 – Matt Tolfrey & Hearthrob – Can you Control it?
16 – House of Virus – Pacific State (Barber & Finn remix)
17 – Deetron – Photon

Disc 2
1 – Francesco Tristano – Idyosynkrassia
2 – Smokin’ Jo – Now What
3 – Two Armadillos – Jazz Falutin
4 – Marc Faenger – Little Helper 224-2
5 – Darius Syrossian – The Renegade
6 – Darius Syrossian – Give it to me
7 – Darius Syrossian – Unicorn Zone
8 – Makam – Girls Night
9 – Darius Syrossian – Beetham Tower
10 – Sleeper Thief – Full of You
11 – Kacob Korn & Break SL feat. Tabitha Xavier – You and Me
12 – Prompt & Onuba – Zora (Silicone soul Hypno House Dub)
13 – Larry Heard presents Mr White – The Sun Can’t Compare (Long Version)
14 – DrDr – Addicted (Bwana Remix)
15 – Jimpster – Porchlight & Rocking Chairs (Kink remix)

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