NULL revisits the euphoric rave days of a childhood Walkman with an emotional cassette mix called Halcyon Days Volume 2

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NULL (aka Hayden Quinn) released his Med album on Melbourne’s Enhancer Records on October 16. Here he shares a selection of influences in this exclusive Halcyon Days 2 mix premiering on AQNB today. Dubbed to tape before being uploaded to the internet, the compilation harkens back to the Melbourne-based producer’s childhood spent moving and listening to his favourite 90s dance music on a Walkman.

Halcyon Days 2 is the second accompanying mix expanding on Quinn’s inspirations and influences for Med, which explores mental health and its physical effects via an experimental combination of late-90s trance, as well as early-90s hardcore breakbeat and acid.  Featuring iconic names like Paul Van Dyk, Chicane, Sasha and Everything But The Girl, as well as an Armand Van Helden remix of Tori Amos, the compilation is laden with a euphoric rave nostalgia that’s bookended by the analogue noise and physicality of a tape player. “To me,” Quinn writes, “these tracks don’t sound right if the music doesn’t warble a bit, if it isn’t a little saturated.”
 
TRACK LISTING
Chicane – Saltwater
Paul Van Dyk – Seven Ways
Altering – Infinitely gentle blows (Scott Hardkiss Aural Hallucination mix)
Binary Finary – 1998
Three Drives – Greece 2000
Sasha – Xpander
Larse – So Long
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro
Tori Amos – Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix)
Etienne De Crecy – Am I Wrong
Joe Smooth – Promised Land
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Club Mix)
Laurent Garnier – The Man with the Red Face
Scooter – Snippet

Ultrasonic – Check Your Head**