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Henry Saiz’ Essential Mix debut is a spellbinding journey across the world [LISTEN]

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Natura Sonoris owner Henry Saiz set out on his biggest venture yet in summer 2016, launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund his very first audio-visual album. Its immersive concept involved the Spanish progressive magnate and his band traveling to unique and particularly magnifying parts of the globe to record vastly different tracks that incorporated various elements of each location within them. Fans rushed to meet the funding goal, and thus the vision has since come to fruition.

Pete Tong and the Essential Mix caught wind of the LP’s completion, and thus invited Saiz onto the iconic series to show off his world travel concept to the world. Moreover, it was his first appearance ever on Essential Mix, marking a milestone moment that shows off the return of progressive to respectability.

Needless to say, the mix was magic in all sense of the word. Immersive and ethereal, Saiz defied genre boundaries and put forth pure, caliber music for two hours. While his mix wasn’t specifically comprised of songs from his forthcoming LP, it was a veritable sonic adventure that served as an excellent preview of what’s to come. Listeners were taken all around the world, from Berlin, to Saigon, to Joshua Tree, and treated to a vast expanse of sounds from each new region the album “stopped” at.

Each new song was vivid enough in its sonic form to conjure intense mental imagery: didgeridoos fluttered around the background of the Australia-themed portion of the mix, stimulating pictures of Aboriginals. Meanwhile, elegant pianos and brooding melodies created a sonic representation of Europe.

Saiz has created a truly profound journey in his first Essential Mix, and  Dancing Astronaut agrees it has the fixings for Mix of the Year.

 

LISTEN TO HENRY SAIZ’ ESSENTIAL MIX HERE

 

INTRO

Irene Papas & Vangelis – Les 40 Braves

Danger – 0:59

PART 1: LANZAROTE (CANARY ISLANDS)

Arabs With Synthesizers – Chaotic Illumination

Julia Holter – So Lillies

Pional – A New Dawn

Synkro – Midnight Sun (Helios Remix)

Clap! Clap! – The Holy Cave

Panda Bear – Boys Latin

PART 2: AUSTRALIA

Aphex Twin vs Skrillex – Digeridoo x F**k That (Henry Saiz Bootleg)

Die Orangen – Oodandatta Rain

Luke Million – Come Together

PART 3: DUBAI

Acid Arab – Still (feat. Cen Yildiz)

Viken Arman – Sireli

Mark Eliyahu – Through Me

M.I.A vs Henry Saiz & Band – Exodus x The Golden Cage (Henry Saiz Bootleg) (feat. The Weeknd)

Tentacle – Goliath (Brassica Remix)

The Knife – Marble House (Henry Saiz Edit)

Unknown – Rave Zehava (Autarkic Edit)

PART 4: AFRICA

Plastikman – Ethnik

African Vibration – Hinde

Ariana Grande – Touch It (Hal Incandenza Africa Remix)

PART 5: VIETNAM

College – Love Peas (feat. Hama)

Nym – Come Back

Samo DJ – Tai Po Kau

Arcade Fire – Electric Blue (Henry Saiz Edit)

PART 6: JOSHUA TREE (CALIFORNIA)

Jungle – Smoking Pixels

Die Wilde Jagd – Austerlitz

Black Sabbath – Planet Caravan

Simón Díaz – Tonada de Luna Llena (Billy Caso Edit)

Atom™ – The Sound Of Decay

PART 7: TOKYO

Aïsha Devi – Mazdâ

Susumu Hirasawa – White Hill – Maromi’s Theme

Air – Run

Crystal Castles – Their Kindness Is Charade

Squarepusher – Tomib Help Buss

PART 8: EUROPE

jonnalee- Samaritan

Chelsea Wolfe – The Warden

Brassic – Ballo Dei Morti

PART 8: ARGENTINA & THE ANDES

Danit – Cuatro Vientos

Danit – Cuatro Vientos (Barrio Lindo Remix)

El Búho – Manana Tepotzlan

Los Olimareños – Noche Noche

PART 10: ANTARCTICA

Nine Inch Nails vs FKA twigs – A Warm Place x Closer (Henry Saiz Bootleg)

Vangelis – Theme From Antartica

OUTRO

O Mer – Blind

Henry Saiz & Band – The Golden Cage

 

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