Feb 4, 2011
Back in 1998 DJ Hans recorded an epic set at the infamous Full Moon party on Sunrise Beach, Koh Phangan, Tailand. It was a bit of a big deal! People laughed, people cried and some believed he was the next messiah. Hans became a legend. It has even been said that in one night, Hans had singlehandedly set the stage for the popular surge in Trance music that lasted the next 5 years and beyond. Tragically the recording was lost. Perhaps taken, gone into the sand, or lost to the wind...no one knows. All Hans remembers is the smell of booze, cheap plastic women, a bright light at the end of a tunnel...then waking up face down in sand 5 days later in Northern Queensland with one missing hand. While legend of the tapes existence persisted, supposedly floating around on some damn thing called the "interweb", it never actually surfaced. Some say that on a full moon night the music can still be heard floating on the winds of the universe. 12 years later, Vancouver, Black Tiger Recordings studio on a full moon night. A dusty beat up package is deliverd by a smiling Buddha riding a white goat. Inside covered in sand is a busted up cassette, the tape is a mess of cut up strands. Is this real or is this just day 3 of Chihuahuan desert peyote? The Buddha becons Hans to follow him into the light at the end of the tunnel... Never one to conform, Hans grabs the tape and slams the door. 7 months later, with a shop vac, 9 rolls of tape, 5 recording engineers and a small team of experts, the recording was recoverd, restored and remastered. It was no small task. Ladies and Gentlemen, you are about to hear for the first time, DJ Hans lost tape of Sunrise Beach! Love always, The Drunken Monkey.