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Saturday March 28th, 2015 with VH3 & Jon Degan
In Memory of Don Berns aka Dr. Trance - with mixes from DJSoS & Dr. Trance


DJSoS (E! Network, Thunder Bay/Toronto,

Here are the tracks that helped ME get through this tough time. This is NOT an example of my mixing ability, it's all about programming. This set includes rare DB samples, is mastered using BBE® processing and contains the very best quality representations of the tracks that i could find (vinyl/digital).
I encourage you to buy a drink for the person behind you - in Don's honour.


-- Len Jaroli with The E! Network and DJSoS
Ajare (Brothers in Rhythm Club Mix)
Way Out West - Ajare - Deconstruction
Sacred Cycles
Lazonby - Sacred Cycles - Container
Are You Out There
Crescendo - Are You Out There - FFRR
Two Full Moons and a Trout (Casper Pound Mix)
Union Jack - Two Full Moons and a Trout - Rising High
Paladian Dawn
Sunday Club - Paladian Dawn - Stress
The Vision
Yum Yum - The Vision - Sperm
VH3 (The Deep Blue, Azima Records, Amplified Digital, CKCU 93.1FM,, Ottawa)

These tracks are a short example of the magical moments that Dr. Trance's sets created in my life, and of the incredibly inspiring person he was. Words are not enough...
Seven Cities (Solarstone's Atlantis Mix)
Solarstone - Seven Cities - Hooj Choons
Le Sentiment (Edge Factor Remix)
Vitamin Man - Le Sentiment - Plastik

Dr. Trance live at Big Kahuna, Dec. 5, 2008, Toronto

In this set, Don plays some of his signature tracks that we always knew him for. His words and spirit will always live on here on the Deep Blue.
State of Mind
DJ John - State of Mind
Don't Go (Bootleg)
Yazoo - Don't Go (Bootleg) - White Label
Emmanuel Top - Fusion / Static - Triangle
Chicane feat. Marie Brennan Of Clannad - Saltwater - Xtravaganza Recordings
He's A Pirate (Tiesto Remix)
Pirates of the Caribbean - He's A Pirate (Remixes) - EMI
Wizards of the Sonic (Matt Darey Remix)
Westbam vs. Red Jerry - Wizards of the Sonic - Wonderboy
Jareth's Church
Deepsky - Jareth's Church - Kinetic
Swamp Thing
The Grid - Swamp Thing - Deconstruction
Papau New Guinea (Bootleg)
Future Sound of London - Papau New Guinea (Bootleg) - White Label
Interactive CKCU
Professor Mike
A fitting tribute and great way to start my weekend.

11:12 AM, March 27th, 2015
WE>i We together are greater than each of us alone could ever be

2:08 PM, March 27th, 2015
Thank you, Mike, and well-said, DJSoS - we're very glad to have you as part of this show.

7:16 PM, March 27th, 2015
To the listeners, please feel free to leave your comments for Dr. Trance below. He is the voice of the program, and a tremendous inspiration to us.

7:17 PM, March 27th, 2015
The Deep Blue (host)
We're live now until 2am with tonight's tribute to Dr. Trance, starting with the tribute mix from DJSoS

12:14 AM, March 28th, 2015
Professor Mike
Good Morning Everyone: Getting set for a road trip to Kingston later this morning for a big bowling tournament with the Ontario Special Olympics and sending a huge shout out to everyone in the Ottawa-Eastern Ontario District who are going and we are all winners no matter the results.

12:46 AM, March 28th, 2015
Fahrenheit - GD
Thanks for the tribute guys. It's triggered some fond memories taking me back to the beginning of it all.

12:51 AM, March 28th, 2015
The Deep Blue (host)
Glad to hear that. This is a very emotional show for us -- enjoying Don's set here for the last hour of the show.

1:31 AM, March 28th, 2015
Elorious Cain
Always an exceptional show, guys!

1:36 AM, March 28th, 2015
Btyan / Boulder, Colorado USA
Great tribute by Len. I was fortunate to have been part of the T.O rave scene in the 90s and, without Don, who knows what would have happened.

1:38 AM, March 28th, 2015
The Deep Blue (host)
Thanks guys. Bryan, we have to agree. Don was truly a father of the scene. Not only from organizing everything he did, but also his passion for the scene and people that were part of it.

1:50 AM, March 28th, 2015
This was great. Don Berns! I remember him at RPM when I lived in Toronto many years ago.

9:12 PM, March 28th, 2015
just loved Dr. Trance sets in TO

1:46 AM, March 29th, 2015
Normon (Oakville)
Ottawa may be a small town, but it has ckcu and the deep blue (a little bit of civilization ) Thanx for the awesome tribute.

10:56 AM, March 30th, 2015
Historic set. Great tribute. Put this up permanently!

4:00 PM, March 30th, 2015
I knew Don very well. Thank you for this wonderful tribute. More folks from Toronto are going to hear this.

4:48 PM, March 30th, 2015
Dr.Trance was the godfather of torave - sick show -

5:11 PM, March 30th, 2015
Dr.Trance was the godfather of torave - sick show -

5:11 PM, March 30th, 2015

5:18 PM, March 30th, 2015
My friends and I have had so much difficulty with Don's passing here and it is so strange that it is a show out in Ottawa that helps us to most. :)

3:42 AM, March 31st, 2015
Simon Gotlieb, Toronto
Just a wonderous tribute to a large that did so much for Canada's rave scene!

5:52 AM, March 31st, 2015
Very good tribute to the dr.

11:30 AM, March 31st, 2015
A lovely set for a lovely man. Brought back memories to my early days of trance :)

12:20 AM, April 1st, 2015
Thank you for the memories.

3:47 AM, April 1st, 2015
Such an wicked wicked wicked show. You have no idea, no idea at all how much you have helped so many people in pain and torment. thank you thank you thank you

4:17 PM, April 1st, 2015
The Deep Blue (host)
Thank you for tuning in, spreading the word, and for such wonderful comments. This was the most emotional program we've done. Your comments are indeed also helping us to deal with the pain. And your comments remind us that even though he has left us, Don has influenced our lives in lasting ways, and we will never forget you.

7:05 PM, April 1st, 2015
What a tribute to Dr.Trance! Excellent Smithers. Miami, FL USA

7:55 PM, April 2nd, 2015
Dr X

8:10 PM, April 2nd, 2015
Thank you! You can still hear the episode, if you click on the "Listen now" button near the top of this page.

10:59 AM, April 3rd, 2015
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