VA - Afterdark 003 Belfast Mixed and Compiled by Sneijder and Billy Gillies (2020) [FLAC]


Artist......: VA
Album.......: Afterdark 003 Belfast Mixed & Compiled by Sneijder & Billy

Source......: CD
Label.......: Black Hole Recordings
Cat.No......: BHCD210
Genre.......: Trance

Tracks......: 40
Bitrate.....: 1041kbps avg
Playtime....: 02:25:01 (1141MB)
Rls date....: 2020-11-21
Store date..: 2020-00-00
Encoder.....: FLAC 1.3.1

Disc 1 / 2

01 Sneijder - Chuck Norris 3:01
02 David Nimmo - What Goes Up Must Come Down 3:28
03 Shugz - La Bomba 2:46
04 Nick Callaghan - Murky (Sneijder Teched Up Mix) 2:48
05 Vimana - We Came (Sneijder Remix) 4:38
06 Peter Steele - Karma (Sneijder Remix) 4:38
07 Inoblivion - No Way Back 3:14
08 Haikal Ahmad - Away With You 3:14
09 Niall McKeever - Watch The Sun Fall 4:38
10 Steve Dekay - Empiternal 2:46
11 Kenny Palmer - SenJin 3:42
12 Thanac - Fade Into Light 3:02
13 Ahmed Romel - Dystopia (Alex Di Stefano Remix) 4:24
14 Karney - Smiler (Nineteen Sines Remix) 3:42
15 Sneijder - Get Back To Ma 2:31
16 Iain M & Deirdre McLaughlin - Eternally (Sneijder Remix) 3:28
17 Matthew Cordiner - Recon 4:21
18 Impulse Wave - Beat The System 3:18
19 Sneijder & Billy Gillies - Rhino 4:00
20 Sneijder & David Forbes - Accelerate 4:06
21 Mandy Reid - Feel You 4:26

Disc 2 / 2

01 Billy Gillies - Chemical 4:48
02 Billy Gillies - Expand 3:53
03 Black XS - The Yelli Cave 2:17
04 Lucas Deyong & Jackob Roenald - Conspiracy 3:39
05 Nick Slater - Lost In Acid 3:29
06 Lucas Deyong - The Unknown 3:18
07 Billy Gillies - Power (Shugz Remix) 4:37
08 Project 8 - Naughty 2:03
09 Project 8 - The Creator 2:10
10 Vlind - No Fate 3:27
11 Liam Wilson & Corin Bayley - Strange Things 2:17
12 Vlind - Illusion Of Choice 3:32
13 Billy Gillies - Evolve (Niall McKeever Remix) 4:44
14 Niall McKeever - Reload 4:13
15 Billy Gillies - Deja Vu 4:06
16 Billy Gillies - Closed Eyes 3:25
17 Billy Gillies - Flight 3:39
18 Billy Gillies - See You Again 3:39
19 Sneijder & Billy Gillies - Rhino (Billy Gillies Remix) 5:34

Mirroring a musical region thats had a particular impact on him has been
the M.O. of Sneijders Afterdark album run since it embarked back in
2018. Its Buenos Aires and Los Angeles compilations sent a clear signal
of intent, but 2020 - as we all know - has been music-rich but

So, for its third, right-on-schedule outing, the DJ has taken the chance to
bring the Afterdark sound closer to home, and for Sneijder that doesnt get
much closer than Belfast. Both the city and Northern Ireland as a country
have a trance culture as ingrained as they come. Industrial
industriousness, its also comes with a very specific sound, which for
the release - has allowed Sneijder to fully reconnect with his own tougher
musical roots.

Greater Northern Irish resonance its hard to imagine, but that hasnt
stopped Sneijder finding a way. For the first time in the Afterdark series,
hes given a disc over to another DJ. With close to double digit entries
scored on the Afterdarks discography, Belfasts Billy Gillies - one of the
scenes brightest new hopes - knows exactly what makes the label tick and
his home-turf kick!

Between them they bring plenty of local produce to 003s tracklist, with
Shugz, Karney (Bryan Kearney), Mandy Reid, Niall McKeever, Deirdre
McLaughlin, Project 8 and others all contributing exclusives. Sneijder and
Billys own studiowares are every bit as well represented, and the albums
dual discs sport a mass more besides, with the likes of Alex Di Stefano,
David Forbes, Vlind and Ahmed Romel all contributing.

Of his decision to site the third in the series in Belfast, Sneijder says:
through iconic venues such as Kellys, Circus Circus, The Arena,
Kilwaughter House, Exit 15, the infamous Ulster and Kings Hall, Planetlove
and others, Northern Ireland is a country built on clubbing culture. These
are the clubs and brands that shaped my generation, where weekly - I
watched countless musical heroes of mine, all of which helped influence my

For this mix, Sneijder brings all his local knowledge to bear, opening with
his summer 2020 stomper Chuck Norris. The tech-cum-psy of Shugzs La
Bomba, the heavenly Dystopia from Ahmed Romel and the percussive smack
of Karneys Smiler all help triangulate the N.I. sound. Sneijder marshals
plenty of his own remix weaponry too, with his revisions of Nick
Callaghans Murky, the classic We Came from Vimana and a new spin on
Peter Steeles Karma all kissing the laser. In its most ascendant latter
stages, Sneijder rolls out some new collab gear, including his David Forbes
team-up Accelerate and setting the scene for his Belfast compatriots
disc the Billy Gillies joint-venture Rhino.

Reins passed, new Belfast lad on the block Billy track-packs his mix with
an impressive, near-mini-albums worth of his own material. Chemical,
Expand and Shugzs rewax of Power bring tough n tech-ish shades, which
nitrously charge its opening 20. The midsection sees big artistic drops
from Vlind (with No Fate & Illusion Of Choice) and Project 8 (Naughty
& The Creator), before Billy gets back on his own supply, delivering a
final floor salvo of Dj vu, Closed Eyes, Flight & See You Again.

The trance sound of Northern Ireland, distilled into 40 tracks and 160
minutes of the best type of musical madness, from two of the spinners who
know it best!