John Askew - Dusk till Dawn

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VII

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The gateway to May sees VII turn loose ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ – the label’s hotly anticipated fourth double disc music comp. Mixed & compiled by respected trance pioneer and VII label boss John Askew, the album provides a brilliant expo of his bilingual approach to the genre. The Dusk disc underscores his mastery of tougher, techier sounds, whilst Dawn sheds more light on John’s love of enhanced melodies, primetime tempos and higher-power euphoria.

Comprising thirty-six tracks, ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ is armed with ten purpose-built John Askew reworks and two brand new studio creations, all of which feature exclusively. Further you’ll find eleven previously unheard, desk-hot productions from some of John’s favourite producers, as well as a mountain of the freshest & primest from VII and its sister label Deep In Thought.

This April 30 (INSERT LINK) the night beckons… and it’s got ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ written all over it!

Dispensing with the formalities, frontend of Dusk’s disc John goes right for the tech jugular with his reworks of Union Jack classic ‘Cactus’ and Will Atkinson’s ‘Awake’. From there he takes aim with a track/remix salvo from the likes of Sean Tyas, EverLight, Alex Di Stefano, Paul Denton and others. Bookending ‘Dusk’ is new Askew studio summoning ‘Keep Pushing’ and Will Atkinson’s ‘Pipe Dreams’, whilst the release’s meridian moment is marked with the oasis-like calm of BT & Christian Burns’ ‘Save Me’.

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Just ahead of the album’s release, John commented: “Dusk is the music I love to hear when it gets dark and things go harder and more twisted. Whereas Dawn shows off my more melodic side as night transitions to day and the festival vibes kick off. As well as all the killer current music I wanted to rework some of my favourite classics to include – from the likes of NU NRG, Union Jack and Paul van Dyk to give a fresh 2021 twist to those seminal classics that for me were - and always will be - the purest and most epic forms of trance.”
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With Beatman & Ludmilla’s ‘The Fall’, John embraces the Dawn on a Psy note, before hitting a hot run of Askew reworkings, on music from Steve Brian, Ronski Speed, NuNRG and Milla Lahto. Further in, Story Of Oz’s remix of Sean Tyas’s ‘Someday’, Story’s own ‘Somersault’ and John’s freshly pressed remix of PvD’s ‘Crush’ pave the way to the mix’s valedictory track, Will Atkinson’s ‘The Last Rave On Earth’.


For lovers of true trance ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ delivers a fast-lane journey across its sonic range, going full throttle first minute though last. ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ is available through all good streaming and sales platforms from April 30 and is a must for John Askew fans old and new. Pre-order/save here, now: https://vii.complete.me/dusk 

Track list

Disc 1

  • 01
    8:41
    Cactus (John Askew Rework)
    By Union Jack
  • 02
    7:18
    Awake (John Askew Rework)
    By Will Atkinson
  • 03
    4:05
    Tooth Decay On Tuesday
    By John Askew
  • 04
    4:34
    Obelisk
    By EverLight and Emma Chatt
  • 05
    3:58
    Ergo
    By Zach Zlov
  • 06
    3:55
    Renegade Bass
    By EverLight
  • 07
    3:49
    Attrition
    By Tasso
  • 08
    3:54
    Above The Sky
    By Alex Di Stefano
  • 09
    6:33
    Black & White (Paul Denton Remix)
    By Sean Tyas
  • 10
    4:30
    Torture Chamber (EverLight's Light Speed Mix)
    By John Askew
  • 11
    6:48
    The Wasp
    By Tommy Mulligan
  • 12
    6:51
    Acid Theory (John Askew Rework)
    By Allan McLuhan
  • 13
    3:46
    Niceto
    By John Askew
  • 14
    4:10
    Moonlight Party (Greg Downey Remix)
    By Fonzerelli
  • 15
    5:51
    Savannah (John Askew Rework)
    By Faraway Project
  • 16
    7:32
    Keep Pushing
    By John Askew
  • 17
    3:48
    Pipe Dreams
    By Will Atkinson
  • 18
    3:38
    Save Me
    By BT & Christian Burns
  • 19
    74:05
    Dusk Till Dawn (Continuous Mix 1 - Dusk)
    By John Askew
  • 20
    4:10
    Blade Runner (John Askew Rework)
    By Milla Lehto

Disc 2

  • 01
    4:17
    The Fall
    By Beatman & Ludmilla
  • 02
    6:06
    Viper (Maywave Remix - John Askew Rework)
    By Steve Brian & Ronski Speed
  • 03
    6:01
    Universe (John Askew Rework)
    By NU NRG
  • 04
    7:36
    Oceania (John Askew Rework)
    By Calvin O’Commor
  • 05
    5:36
    Squelch
    By John Askew
  • 06
    7:35
    Picture of Dorian (Ray Reverse Remix)
    By John Askew
  • 07
    5:42
    Forever Forever (Beatsole Remix - John Askew Rework)
    By Nifra & Mia Koo
  • 08
    3:56
    Feels Like Heaven
    By No-So
  • 09
    7:25
    Crush (John Askew Rework)
    By Paul Van Dyk
  • 10
    4:48
    Smile
    By John Askew & Gary Go
  • 11
    6:17
    Fade to Black (UDM Remix)
    By John Askew
  • 12
    3:22
    Somersault
    By Story of Oz
  • 13
    4:32
    Through the Looking Glass (Faders & Wilder Remix)
    By John Askew
  • 14
    3:20
    Someday (Story of Oz Remix)
    By Sean Tyas & Shelby Merry
  • 15
    3:22
    Always Shining
    By UDM
  • 16
    7:08
    Energy (John Askew Rework)
    By Igor Dorin
  • 17
    4:34
    The Last Rave on Earth
    By Will Atkinson
  • 18
    78:24
    Dusk Till Dawn (Continuous Mix 2 - Dawn)
    By John Askew