You’re after whacking out the last hour of banging tunes to a decent crowd. You’re coming to the end of the night, and you’re looking for that one secret weapon to finish the punters off. The crowd is up for it, they know what’s coming, they’re waiting for the big moment. Then you play that same trance tune that you’ve seen get 500 likes in Tune Drop.
Ending your set with one of these tracks is like finishing a school essay with “…and then I woke up, it was all just a dream”. It’s unoriginal, predictable, and cheap. If you ever catch me finishing a set with but Wigan Pier, I’ll hang my headphones up in shame, for good.
Faithless – Insomnia
Possibly up there for one of the most rinsed tunes ever. From Len Faki playing it at Awakenings to some bloke playing it on the spoons, everyone and their ma has heard this track hundreds of times.
Ayla – Ayla
This is still a great tune. We’re not taking away from it one bit, but just because Space Dimension Controller played it in his Boiler Room and got one of the best videos ever doesn’t mean you have to play it too.
Ejeca – Jalek
If you’ve never heard this tune then you must be living under a rock. Just because you bought a bucket hat from JD last summer and saw Ejeca 10 times in the last 3 months doesn’t give you the right to end a set with it, and yes, the ‘breaks version’ is just as rinsed.
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
One of the original 90’s house tracks, Gypsy Woman’s classic piano riff perks up as one of the catchiest ever produced. It’s going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day now. Please stop playing this tune and the hundreds of tripe remixes of it too.
Alan Fitzpatrick – We Do What We Want
This godawful tune was overplayed by every clown who thinks they know techno in the last few months. Alan Fitzpatrick sold his dignity for a few quid and also ruined one of the best rave synths in the making. This is nothing short of EDM.
Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar
This track is an Ibiza anthem and has been played ridiculous amounts throughout the years, but with people finishing their sets with trance classics because it’s trendy, it’s back to being as rinsed as it was. Nice one, you’ve heard one of the most famous trance tracks ever, please stop acting like it’s a hidden gem.
Step outside the box, don’t play a crowd-pleaser, it won’t hurt you or your career. If anything it might make you stick out from the other locals.