Sneijder and Billy Gillies Take ‘Afterdark’ to Belfast

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After dropping editions for Buenos Aires and Los Angeles, Sneijder looks to Belfast for the latest in the Afterdark album series.

Ever since Sneijder debuted the Afterdark series back in 2018, trance family members have been feasting on some fantastic tunes from the maestro. First landing in Buenos Aires and then jetting to Los Angeles for the second edition that landed in 2019, it’s clear that each city he’s selected has represented a deeper meaning for the trance artist. Now, he’s further emboldened that with the latest edition, Afterdark 003: Belfast.

Expanding on why Belfast was the next stop for the Afterdark series and the importance of Northern Ireland to the trance scene, Sneijder said, “Through iconic venues such as Kellys, Circus Circus, The Arena, Kilwaughter House, Exit 15, the infamous Ulster and King’s Hall, Planetlove and others, Northern Ireland is a country built on clubbing culture. These are the clubs and brands that shaped my generation, where – weekly – I watched countless musical heroes of mine, all of which helped influence my sound.

For the first time ever in the series, Sneijder also looked to add some extra flair and make the Belfast edition special by handing over the reins on the second disc to Billy Gillies. Fans of the Afterdark imprint will know him from previous releases on the label that include “Disturbance,” “Open Your Mind,” and more recently, “See You Again,” and he’s one of the artists that trance family members should be keeping a close eye on as he continues to ascend through the ranks of the scene.

Both artists throw down some epic trance grooves throughout both discs from artists that include everyone from Shugz and Karney to Project 8 and Vlind. Of course, there’s a hearty helping of original releases from Sneijder and Billy Gillies as well, so make sure to give this edition of Afterdark a spin to get a dose of that Northern Ireland sound!

Listen to Afterdark 003: Belfast on Spotify or your preferred platform, check out the full tracklist below, and let us know what you think of the two mixes from Sneijder and Billy Gillies in the comments!

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Afterdark 003: Belfast – Tracklist:

Disc 01 – Mixed by Sneijder

  1. Sneijder – Chuck Norris
  2. David Nimmo – What Goes Up Must Come Down 03. Shugz – La Bomba
  3. Nick Callaghan – Murky (Sneijder Tech’ed Up Mix)
  4. Vimana – We Came (Sneijder Remix)
  5. Peter Steele – Karma (Sneijder Remix)07. Inoblivion – No Way Back 
  6. Haikal Ahmad – Away With You  09. Niall McKeever – Watch The Sun Fall
  7. Steve Dekay – Empiternal
  8. Kenny Palmer – Sen’Jin
  9. Thanac – Fade Into Light 13. Ahmed Romel – Dystopia (Alex Di Stefano Remix)
  10. Karney – Smiler (Nineteen Sines Remix) 15. Sneijder – Get Back To Ma
  11. Iain M & Deirdre McLaughlin – Eternally (Sneijder Remix)
  12. Matthew Cordiner – Recon  
  13. Impulse Wave – Beat The System
  14. Sneijder & Billy Gillies – Rhino
  15. Sneijder & David Forbes – Accelerate
  16. Mandy Reid – Feel You

Disc 02 – Mixed by Billy Gillies

  1. Billy Gillies – Chemical
  2. Billy Gillies – Expand
  3. Black XS – The Yelli Cave 
  4. Lucas Deyong & Jackob Roenald – Conspiracy
  5. Nick Slater – Lost In Acid  
  6. Lucas Deyong – The Unknown  
  7. Billy Gillies – Power (Shugz Remix)
  8. Project 8 – Naughty  
  9. Project 8 – The Creator  
  10. Vlind – No Fate  
  11. Liam Wilson & Corin Bayley – Strange Things
  12. Vlind – Illusion Of Choice  
  13. Billy Gillies – Evolve (Niall McKeever Remix)
  14. Niall McKeever – Reload
  15. Billy Gillies – Deja Vu  
  16. Billy Gillies – Closed Eyes
  17. Billy Gillies – Flight  
  18. Billy Gillies – See You Again
  19. Sneijder & Billy Gillies – Rhino (Billy Gillies Remix)
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