This is Mike Ferrum + a free download.

Mike is one of my music friends from my hometown in Rotterdam.

He has been involved with music for a really long time, especially Trance I can always count on him to be willing to have a fun conversation revolving around music. Recently Mike has reached a beautiful milestone in music, and in honor of that we did a little interview and Mike is providing a free download of his mix to share with all of you.

Please enjoy the conversation we had below. This way you can all get to know him a little better and see how much passion Mike has for music.

I really wanted to add the pictures we took together several years back when we went to Hardwell in the Netherlands. But unfortunately neither myself or Mike can find them anymore.😞

Mike has a radio show where I used to help now and then to share the tracks he was playing on Twitter. Fun memories 😊

Below enjoy our conversation, questions and answers.

Smily: Mike how often is your radioshow again?

Mike: The show is the first and third Saturday each month from 4 PM till 6 PM Dutch time on http://www.lazerfm.com

Smily: Talk some about yourself that I can share for the article.

Mike: It’s always so difficult to just talk about yourself 😅

Smily: Just talk the way we always chat. About your love for music and how you started with everything.

Mike: I’ve always really liked music. Especially house music. For example thee was Dario G and Mauro Picotto and also Gigi D’Agostino but that was pretty commercial/mainstream and played on the radio. Back then you could watch the videos on TMF andere the Box. And whenever there was a party I used to think how fun it would be if you could be the one to decide what music was played. I didn’t really know the whole concept of DJ or mixing back then.

In early 2000 I discovered Tiësto after hearing some hits like lethal industry, flight 643 and suburban train but that was about the extent of my knowledge.

Smily: Do you remember when you started getting actively involved with music and mixing?

Mike: Yesssss for my 15th birthday my parents gave me a DVD that could also play MP3 files. And my Dad made a CD that included a 1 hour set of Tiesto.

After that I started searching for more music and found underground trance that hardly anyone had heard of. I also found the first ever Tiesto concert on mp3 and played that set to death. I can’t count how many time I listened to it. When a DVD was released and I bought it I saw what a DJ could do, I knew then that I wanted to do that too.

So I bought a mixer that had 2 CD Players with a tterrible pitch haha. But it taught me to mix. After a few years I was able to buy the real deal. That’s when I could really practice.

In 2007 I started a small podcast and in 2009 I started at lazerfm.

And now I am 455 shows along and I can easily say I have recorded about 900 hours of music just for the shows. In a positive way.

Smily: Really fantastic what you have reached with your love for music. .Tiësto was especially a big inspiration for you right?

Mike: At that time he seemed to always know how to pick the right tracks and adjusted to the crowd. He would play things that were completely new and different from all the other DJ’s and I really admire that.

Smily: I really love the trance mixes you always send me. Would it be okay if we share a special download link with everyone of your milestone show?

Mike: Yes of course!

Gratis download link:

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/7dfd4230ccde931084ccdcd915abb8d120190406191715/6254478835126cfc2c9a24c2bb52fcf920190406191715/a188ab

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Lovely people our conversation was so nice and natural that I left it the way it was. This conversation was in Dutch and I have translated it in English so many more of you can enjoy this article and download. A conversation between friends that live music.

Enjoy the music and download and say thank you to.@mikeferrum

Much love see you all soon ❤😘💗🌈 Smily

Dit is Mike Ferrum + gratis download

Mike is een van mijn muziek vrienden van “thuis” in Rotterdam.

Hij is al heel lang bezig met allerlei soorten muziek en vooral Trance. Ik kan altijd op hem rekenen om even gezellig over muziek te praten. Hij heeft een prachtig mijlpaal bereikt kwa muziek en heeft ter ere daarvan een gratis download aangeboden van zijn mix ter ere daarvan om met jullie allemaal te delen.

Hieronder ook een beetje van zijn verhaal van een van onze gesprekken. Zodat jullie hem wat beter kunnen leren kennen en hoeveel passie hij heeft voor muziek.

Ik had graag de foto’s erbij gedaan die we een aantal jaar geleden samen hadden gemaakt toen we naar Hardwell waren gegaan in Nederland maar ik kan ze niet vinden jammer genoeg 😞

Mike heeft een radioprogramma waar ik een poosje geleden soms mee had geholpen toen hij op Twitter de tracks deelde. Dat is een leuke herrinering.

Hieronder wat vragen/antwoorden van ins gesprek.

Smily: Mike hoe vaak is het programma ookal weer?

Mike: De show is de eerste en derde zaterdag van de maand om 4 uur tot 6 uur europese tijd op http://www.lazerfm.com

Smily: Vertel wat over jezelf dat ik kan delen voor het artikel.

Mike: Dat is altijd zo moeilijk om over jezelf te vertellen 😅

Smily: Vertel gewoon lekker zoals we altijd kletsen, over je liefde voor muziek en hoe je met alles begonnen bent.

Mike: Muziek vond ik altijd wel leuk en vooral de house-kant vond ik altijd wel erg leuk. Dan had je bijvoorbeeld Dario G en Mauro Picotto en ook Gigi D’Agostino maar dat was vooral heel commercieel en werd ook veel op de radio gedraaid. En de clips zag je dan bijvoorbeeld op tmf en the box toendertijd nog. En als er dan een feestje was leek het mij sowieso wel leuk om te bepalen wat er gedraaid werd en dan was dat alleen top 40 muziek dus het hele idee van een dj en mixen kon ik helemaal nog niet.

In begin 2000 kon ik tiesto al maar dan ook vooral van zijn hits zoals lethal industry en flight 643 en suburban train maar voor de rest had ik geen idee.

Smily: Weet je nog wanneer je meer met muziek bezig was en begon te mixen?

Mike: Jaaa ik kreeg voor mijn 15e verjaardag een dvd speler van m’n ouders. En dat kon ook mp3 afspelen en m’n vader had een CD voor me gemaakt waar dus ook een set op stond van tiesto van een uur.

Toen ben ik meer gaan zoeken en luisteren en maakte ik dus kennis met de underground trance die totaal niet commercieel was. En toen de eerste tiesto in concert geweest was vond ik ook daar een mp3 van en heb ik die ontelbare keren geluisterd. Toen de dvd uit kwam heb ik die ook gekocht en zo zag ik wat een dj daadwerkelijk deed. En wilde ik dat ook gaan doen.

Maar goed ik kocht een meng paneeltje waar 2 CD spelers aan vast zaten met een hele slechte pitch haha.

Maar ik leerde er wel door mixen.En een paar jaar later kocht ik het echte spul en ben ik door blijven oefenen.

Toen begon ik een kleine podcast in augustus 2007, en in 2009 kwam ik bij lazerfm

Inmiddels ben ik nu 455 shows verder dus ik kan daarin al makkelijk zeggen dat ik rond de 900 uur aan muziek heb opgenomen alleen voor de shows. Op een positieve manier.

Smily: Echt fantastisch wat je hebt bereikt met de liefde voor muziek. Tiësto was vooral een grote inspiratie voor je hè?

Mike: Hij wist altijd de tracks te kiezen die paste bij het publiek. Iets nieuws of compleet anders. Niemand van de grote dj’s draaide ze.

Smily: Ik vind je trance mixen altijd zo mooi die je me stuurt. Vind je het goed als we de speciale download link delen met iedereen van je speciale mijlpaal uitzending?

Mike: Ja natuurlijk

Gratis download link:

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/7dfd4230ccde931084ccdcd915abb8d120190406191715/6254478835126cfc2c9a24c2bb52fcf920190406191715/a188ab

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Lieve mensen ons gesprek was zo mooi dat ik het zo heb gelaten. Ik ga het allemaal vertalen en ook een Engelse versie publiceren maar dit was zo iets puurs een gesprek over muziek tussen goede vrienden dat ik er niets aan wou veranderen.

Geniet van de muziek van de download.

Veel liefs en tot snel ❤😘💗🌈 Smily

Smily’s featured Track

Helloooo all you music loving people!💕

It has been a while since my last article and I’m excited to write and share some new goodies with you all. 😊

Let me introduce you to my friend Ashni who already has had some top of the chart hits in Europe and is a bit newer in the USA market.

She is a beautiful soul, a fun and kind-hearted person. Gorgeous inside and out. She has a great passion for her music and I feel connected to her through that passion for music.

I’m excited to share her new track with you all. First let’s let her talk a bit about the track!

About the track by the artist

This track was written and produced by Mr.Z. who previously wrote for me, so we decided to join forces and do a song together.  This is how CrazyThings was born.

For me personally this is the first track I have done in this genre. This track gives me such a happy heart and positive energy.

It provides me with a sense of freedom and being a real woman, while singing and dancing to it. It’s the time you can completely let go!

This track gives me the feeling that anything is possible!🎶💕😍

About the track by Smily

The more I watch the video and listen to the track the more it makes me smile. Everyone involved in this was SO happy while they made this track. That really counts for something with me deep in my heart. ❤

It is a fun and upbeat track, sure to get you dancing no matter what genre of music you are into.

My tastes have a wide range from underground and obscure to dreamy floaty trance and happy progressive to mainstream.

I feel this particular track has the potential of becoming very big in the mainstream market.  You can tell that everyone involved in this has a great love for what they do and that everyone of the people that were involved with this track clearly has a passion for music and doesn’t that deserve our full support?

So all you twitterfam that love music and like reading my blog, do your thing!

Listen, like and comment on this track and show your support by sharing this article, the artists music and give them a follow!

Here’s the newly released video on YouTube 🎶😊

Here’s the link to all the ways you can buy or stream this track

https://94records.choons.at/crazythings

Follow Ashni’s Twitter account @OfficialAshni

And Mr Z’s account @MRZ330

And Brad who mixed and mastered it @BradGrobler

That’s today’s featured track darlings, I hope you enjoy and help support the artists.

Good Vibes everyone!

Much love, Smily ❤🎶😊

Smily’s featured Track

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Hello Sunshine’s 🌻🌞🌻🌞🌻🌞

It’s that time again for another one of my featured tracks. Today’s track is by Richard van Dongen from the Netherlands.  I’ve gotten to know him on Twitter and he always is happy to share tracks and ask for feedback. First let’s hear from the artist.

About the artist by the artist

Hi I’m Richard van Dongen and my alias is Rico Garcia. I have been active in the Music industry for 25 years. I am not tied to one genre and produce clubhouse, trance, Techno, indiepop,electro etc. I have been an active DJ for 17 years. I’ve had the honor to work with great names like Funkerman,Tiësto,Mental Theo and more. I constantly busy myself with finding new talent to work with and creating projects for live artists and studio performers.

About the track by the artist

The song Blue Sky is the second track working with…

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November SoundCloud Playlist

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Good afternoon darlings.  Here´s a bit of information on the SoundCloud playlist I shared on Twitter last week, with a link to the playlist of course.  If you haven´t already, please listen and enjoy, and help support the artists who you think did a great job by reposting their tracks and reposting my playlist.  Thank you all 🙂

Track 1 – dubblasta – this is ACidTechHouse

A lovely track you can drift away on and get lost in.  Dubblasta is an artist that creates several lovely genres and is a huge supporter of artists on both Twitter and Soundcloud. So show back some support, share their music and follow them on twitter @dubblasta and Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/dubblasta

Track 2 -Die Antwoord – Daddy

A fun upbeat track by Die Antwoord from South Africa with Ninja and Yolandi I love how unique their music is and Yolandi has the sweetest voice.

Track…

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Smily’s featured Track

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Hello all you beautiful souls💟

It’s time again for the next featured track! I have had the chance to get to enjoy the unique lovely music by Artistes known as Us.

What a lovely bunch of humans they are. Damian has been great about staying in touch and letting me know what they are doing, goals, dreams etc.

Let’s give them a chance below to introduce themselves and talk about their track .

A bit about the artist by the artist

The founder of the Band Damo Funk (Damian) decided in 2013 to pursue a long held ambition to create music and publish it.

The name of the Band came about as a homage to Prince. The Artist Known as Us is a collective of like minded individuals producing music they like, predominantly House & Techy Trance Beats.

We embrace influences from all walks of Music including Funk & Disco. We create, play…

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Art inspired by Music

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Hello lovely people ❤💕

Today I bring you something quite special. I want to introduce a beautiful soul to you that has great talent in art. Let me introduce Andromeda Galaxy aka GMoney. I met her via Twitter where we enjoyed sharing and listening to music. I loved seeing her art come across my feed as well.

Then one day she sends me a picture of a painting she started inspired by one of my playlists. She would paint while listening to the music and each time send me updates of the progress. Of course this felt like such a huge honor it blew me away. The art is finished now and I’d like to share some pictures of the art inspired by music and to let dear Andromeda share a bit about herself and her art. Please enjoy 😘🌈

A word by the Artist

G$

One of the messages…

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For Avicii ❤

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I wanted to do something, say something while respecting the family and their wishes but I didn’t know how.

@mrdjcosmo reached out to me about using my blog to do something. He helped me come up with a lovely idea of collecting messages from the community that was so strongly affected.

I love this idea of allowing people to express their feelings and say what they want to say to Avicii wherever he may be. Only kind heartfelt messages as there is too much sadness and negativity out there already.

All of our hearts are hurting 💔 We want to show you how much you meant to all of us in this community, how we are grieving and how much love we have for you and your music. We are putting these messages out in the universe to express our feelings and hope they will get to you❤

I will let…

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Smily’s featured New Release

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Hello all you wonderful music lovers. You are in for such a treat, because today I am able to present to you the newly released track produced by John Lutchman.

Before I share this track I want to tell you a bit of background so you can relate to the beauty of this moment and this track.

Before I started my own blog years ago I used to write articles for other blogs now and then. One of the first articles I ever wrote was a small list of tracks of producers who I had heard on SoundCloud where when I heard their music it touched my heart and soul in a way where it made me feel this is a producer to watch out for in the future. John Lutchman was one of them and one I felt strongly about.

To me it’s been exciting watching him work so…

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Smily’s featured Track

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Hello all you beautiful souls 🌈❤🌈

It is time again for my next featured track. Today’s track is by Liquid Mazes aka Ryan Shawn who has been sharing original tunes on Twitter for years while also listening and supporting other artists. Isn’t that important in this industry that we all support each other? Today let’s support him by listening to his track and sharing it/commenting if you enjoyed it as well .

A bit about the Artist by the artist.

Ryan Shawn McDonald from Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. I have been taking music seriously as far as production about 5 years. I don’t limit myself to one genre and consider  myself a multi genre artist.

A bit about the Track by the artist.

I made the track in mid summer while a lot of emotions were flowing through me at the time. I feel like that came through in…

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