Mark Sherry presents “Outburst 500” with Mario Piu and Joy Kitikonti

Mark Sherry reaching a monumental 500 episode marker on his Outburst Radio show, it only makes sense to keep the party going with a full-length compilation album. Whether you’re a decade and a half deep into the scene or just now knocking on tech trance’s doorstep, the name Mark Sherry and Outburst Radio has without a doubt resonated with you at some point or another. For 10 years now, Mark Sherry has driven his Outburst Radio show to new heights, reaching out to a select audience that craves for something that blurs the lines between techno and trance.

It should come as no surprise that in 2017, Mark Sherry has become the face of tech trance, marrying the melodic euphoria of trance with the dark edgy world of techno. His precision when designing his unique beats and his passion for standing out from the pack has skyrocketed this talented man into superstardom and with his Outburst Radio show as a creative outlet, Mark Sherry has become unstoppable. To celebrate Outburst Radio’s 500th episode, Mark has painstakingly selected and mixed a masterful portrait of his last 10 radio years and has released Outburst 500. Italian djs Joy Kitikonti and Mario Piu are listed with his tracks.

 

 

Outburst 500 may yet even prove to be the new face of what tech trance will bring for many years to come. The release boasts both the ‘Future Fire’ and ‘Tech Gold’ mixes/discs. Staying true to the music that brought him to where he is today, musical contributors to the album naturally include regular Outburst guests like, Alex Di Stefano, 2nd Phase, Vlind, Jamie Walker, Stephen Kirkwood and Lostly to mention but a few. In addition, there’s also representation from the talented tech trance fire starters Richard Durand, Joy Kitikonti, Igor S, Ricky Fobis, David Forbes and JOOP. And how about throwing some straight-up legends into the mix? Mark Sherry has got you covered with Mauro Picotto, Tiësto, Marcel Woods, Ton TB, Marco V.
Time flies. Especially when you’re doing what you love, and that’s undeniably the case for Mark Sherry and his radio show. Weekly, for nigh on 10 years, his Outburst outreach has done more than any other to develop and advance the nexus between trance and techno. Mark has been assiduous in his calibrations – edging its tonal needle back to emphasize its sometimes-overshadowed techno end. This judicious approach has paid righteous dividends, marking him out and seeing him achieve the type of rebirth only a handful of trance operators have experienced. To celebrate 500 episodes, Mark has painstakingly selected and mixed a sonic portrait of his last 10 radio years. ‘Outburst 500’ may yet even prove to be the new definitive of what tougher techno x trance means.

One eye always focussed on its future, the other reverently on the sub-genre’s heritage riches, ‘Outburst 500’ sports both the Future Fire and Tech Gold mixes/discs. Musical contributors to the album naturally include regular Outburst quartermasters, Alex Di Stefano, 2nd Phase, Vlind, Jamie Walker, Stephen Kirkwood and Lostly to mention but a few. There’s also much from tech-trance’s mid-Noughties class too (we’re talking about you Richard Durand, Joy Kitikonti, Igor S, Ricky Fobis, David Forbes and JOOP!). Straight-up legends? Served! Mauro Picotto, Tiësto, Marcel Woods, Ton TB, Marco V… and just for starters.

Angular sounds, breezeblock beats, sharp waveforms, super-hard claps, acid (oh, so much acid!) and FX that electrifies… charge those shock paddles, here comes ‘Outburst 500’!
Across 80 thermobaric minutes, Future Fire future-proofs tech-trance. ‘Backburn’ – Marco V’s latest Outburst-er gets the disc off the blocks and sprinting. From there, well its one speaker-reaper after another. Mark’s rework of Max Graham & Estiva’s ‘Generation’, ‘Bloody Nora’ from Will Atkinson and Lostly gem ‘Nothing Left’ apply the jumper cables. Charging up hard on their heels are ‘Wormhole’ from David Forbes, Indecent Noise’s fearsome ‘War Cry’, ‘Freeeze’ from Richard Durand and Paul Denton’s tech-tribal ‘Curtain Call’. Bringing Future Fire to a head, Mark Sherry drops his and Jamie Walker’s forward thinking ‘trance meets drum ‘n’ bass-er ‘The Only One’.

On reaching his radio show milestone, Mark says: “I’ve devoted well over 1500 hours of my life to bringing the Outburst Radioshow podcast to listeners on a weekly basis for over 500 episodes now. I started my ‘Outburst’ project as a solo artist in 2004 and I can’t thank you enough for following me all this time. To all of my long term fans and of course the new followers that have just discovered me, my show or even the ‘tech-trance’ genre, this album is dedicated to YOU! It has been very carefully put together as a reminder to you all that the Outburst Radioshow is ‘the home of tech-trance’ and always will be…long live the #techtrancerevolution!”

Not putting the cause on pause for a second, the Tech Gold disc fires a 21-track salute to tech-trance’s foundation years. Bleached distortion heralds Marcel Woods’ ‘Advanced’ and from their you’re headfirst into Johan Gielen’s ‘Flash’, the Richard Durand Remix of Tiësto’s ‘Lethal Industry’ and Mark’s own seminal ‘Vengeance’. There’s a more than healthy nod to ID&T’s formative tech-trance canon too, with Igor S’ ‘Boomerang’, ‘Godd’ from Marco V, Ricky Fobis’ No Regular and JOOP’s ‘The Future’ all lining up to deal. Arterially between are the timeless ‘Joyenergizer’ from Joy Kitikonti, Picotto’s mix of Megamind’s ‘Taub’, Mark’s rewire of Lost Tribe’s ‘Gamemaster’ and Mauro’s stormy ‘Darkroom’.
Whether you’re a decade and a half deep or arriving fresh-faced on tech-trance’s doorstep, what you’re looking at right here is requisite. Order Mark Sherry presents Outburst 500 here: https://outburst.choons.at/500