As venerable an institution as exists in trance, ITWT unleashes the latest edition in their mix collection series this July. Having assumed its reins back in 2014, chairman Menno de Jong has A&R’d the label into a new era and brought it alive aspect. Alongside Sneijder and Mike Saint Jules, the Dutchman mixed a disc of its commemorative 20th anniversary triple CD, but given his longstanding ITWT relationship, surprisingly hasn’t previously gone solo on his own edition. That’s rectified this month, as he takes the mix helm to put his vision for the label into the sharpest possible focus.
Across its sixteen tracks (ten of which feature exclusively), Menno balances productions by scene greats with those making waves more recent in nature. To that end, Alex Di Stefano, Ciaran McAuley, Amir Hussain, Casey Rasch and Leroy Moreno are just some of those whose latest studio wares have found their way into #22’s system. You’ll also find music from classic trance operators like Misja Helsloot, Andain and Talla 2XLC, whilst Menno himself contributes two tracks to 2018’s order.
Mixed to the exacting standards De Jong fans have come to know, expect and love, ITWT22 weighs anchor in a Psy-ish state of mind. As the mix moves into its second phase, Uplifting becomes its prime directive. A summer essential for ITWT collect-avists and newcomers alike.