Saturday, November 30, 2013


Taken during my documentation of the Tuesday, 26 March 2013 MARRIAGE EQULAITY RALLY at the US Supreme Court in Washington DC this is the image that I have selected for the FLICKR 2013 YOUR BEST SHOT group

Friday, October 11, 2013

My October 2013 FALLING AWAY house / progressive house (60th birthday) mix

In celebration of my 60th birthday which took place on 5 October 2013 here is my latest house / progressive house / gay circuit mix available at Beatport Mixes.

Friday, August 30, 2013

My August 2013 LAST GOODBYE Orchestral / Uplifting Trance (End of Summer) Mix at Beatport

EXCELLENT MUSIC FOR TRAVELING to and from your Labor Day Weekend destinations here is my August 2013 LAST GOODBYE Orchestral / Uplifting Trance (End of Summer) Mix which is available at BEATPORT DJ MIXES

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My August 2013 LET FREEDOM RING house / progressive house Mix

As the third installment of my 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington / August 2013 series and IN SUPPORT OF GLBT MARRIAGE EQUALITY, inspired by negro spirituals as well as civil rights and protest songs, my August 2013 LET FREEDOM RING house / progressive house mix is available at Beatport Mixes at

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My August 2013 LET MY PEOPLE GO Negro Spirituals Inspired House / Hip-Hop Mix

As the second installment of my series that celebrate / commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington this mix features a house / hip-hop / soul track list that was inspired by negro spirituals and protest songs.

Friday, July 26, 2013

My SUMMER DREAM Uplifting Trance (End of Summer) September 2011 Mix Now @ Beatport

Originally an end of Summer 2011 mix that subsequently was submitted to Beatport as a SUMMER PICKS 2012 CHART my September 2011 SUMMER DREAM uplifting trance compilation is now available at Beatport at

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My SALVATION Uplifting Trance (End of the Year) December 2011 Mix

As one of my favorite and most played uplifting trance mixes, with the closing of my Tempoplus site, this has now been transferred to Podomatic at

Monday, July 22, 2013

My July 2013 ULTIMATE FESTIVAL dance music (male vocals) mix hits Beatport Top 100 @ 44

An excerpt of which was submitted to the July 2013 Beatport ULTIMATE FESTIVAL Chart competition this mix hit the Beatport Top 100 Chart at 44 on Sunday, 21 July 2013.

Friday, July 05, 2013

My 4 July 2013 THE PREACHER MAN gospel house mix

In celebration of the 2013 Independence Day Weekend and, perhaps, my last gospel house mix for a while since I feel an uncontrollable urge to get back in some uplifting trance for the rest of the summer here is my last mix at

I'd also like to express a special THANK YOU to Michael Corral of WASHINGTON DC EVANGELISTS for permitting me to use my photo of him as the featured image for the cd cover. Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY

Saturday, June 29, 2013

My June 2013 UNSPEAKABLE JOY gospel house (gay pride) mix

Let me start by stating that I am NOT into the "church thing" nor gospel music, per se. But, in recent months, through my exploration of the house music genre natural progressions have taken me deeper into the progressive, underground and gospel styles of house. As the 7th and final installment of my 2013 GLBT Pride Series this June 2013 UNSPEAKABLE JOY mix is in connection with a newly launched GAY GOSPEL HOUSE series. By NO MEANS should you MISCONTRUE my interest in gospel house music with the false notion that I'm on the verge of a rebirth. Like I said, I AM NOT INTO THAT "CHURCH THING". I'm into music and not unlike UPLIFTING TRANCE what I refer to as GAY GOSPEL HOUSE moves me. Nothing more and nothing less. And without apologies, Elvert

Sunday, June 02, 2013

My May 2012 STRONGER House / Underground 22nd DC BLACK GAY PRIDE mix now at Beatport

In the process of transferring my music mixes archives to BEATPORT here is a favorite from my 2012 Gay Pride series and a continuation of exploration into underground house.

Friday, May 24, 2013

My VOICES #15: I'M MISSING YOU Uplifting Trance Male Vocals (Memorial Day) May 2013

In celebration of Memorial Day Weekend I am pleased announce that my May 2013 VOICES #15: I'M MISSING YOU uplifting trance male vocals mix kicks my summer off on a good start as it hits the Beatport Charts at 34 as of 23 May 2013.

Friday, May 17, 2013

My May 2013 BROTHERS & SISTERS gospel house gay pride mix @ Beatport

Reflecting on my personal memories of the Paradise Garage in NYC and the Clubhouse on Upshur Street, NE, DC and in celebration of the 23rd DC BLACK GAY PRIDE 2013 / MEMORIAL WEEKEND in Washington DC this mix represents the first installment of my newly launched gospel house music series.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My October 2011 LOVE IS IN YOU Disco / Saint Music Mix

Mixed on 5 October 2011 in celebration of my then 58th birthday as well as the 31st anniversary of THE SAINT which opened in NYC just a few weekends after my September 1980 move to NYC this compilation brings back fond memories of my best friend / roommate and I partying at the club.  Featuring a track list of songs that were played at the club during its first two years (1980 - 1982) the mix is amongst the most played on my Sony mp3.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

My LES FLEURS uplifting trance mix in celebration of spring 2013

With winter having stayed around forever this year a true indication that spring 2013 has finally arrived this weekend is today's release of my LES FLEURS euphoric / uplifting trance mix at Beatport DJ Mixes at

Sunday, March 24, 2013

My VOICES #14: TILL WE MEET AGAIN Uplifting Trance Male Vocals Mix in support of 26 March 2013 MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY @ US Supreme Court

While most trance lovers are familiar with female trance vocals seldom does one come across compilations of male trance vocalists. In connection with an ongoing TRANCE VOCALS series and in celebration of this Tuesday's 26 March 2013 MARRIAGE EQUALITY RALLY at the US Supreme Court the following mix features some of the very best uplifting trance male vocals around

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013 ARC OF JUSTICE COALITION 57th Presidential Inauguration Protest / Washington DC


J21 / ARC OF JUSTICE COALITION Presidential Inauguration Protest / Parade at 16th and K Streets, NW, Washington DC on Monday afternoon, 21 January 2013 by Elvert Barnes PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

My VOICES #13: SOUL TO BARE Uplifting Trance Vocals Mix

I have Frank Muzzy of RED BEAR ARTS to thank for his permission in the use of my CUFFS TIGHT image from his 8 June 2007 BEAR TO BARE photography exhibit opening at Pulp on 14th as the featured image for the cd cover of my January 2013 VOICES #13:  SOUL TO BARE euphoric and uplifting trance vocals mix.

As the 13th installment of an ongoing trance vocals series, click the cd cover to preview and/or purchase the mix from MY BEATPORT MIXES.

For my complete music mixes archives visit the Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY website.

My FREE AT LAST (MLKD) House / Progressive House Mix

Bitten by the flu bug last week I was not able to create special music mixes for the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday as I've done in the past few years.  However, with my 2012 MLKD house / progressive house FREE AT LAST ranking as one of of my all time favorites it will be one of the mixes that I'll be listening to while out documenting this weekends events.

For my complete music mixes archives visit Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY.

Friday, January 11, 2013

My 29th MAL 2013 Mixes

While there is no official connection between myself and Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend each year, since 2010, I have created special music mixes to celebrate the annual event. 2013 is no exception.
My 29th MAL 2013 music mixes are currently available for purchase from BEATPORT DJ MIXES.  The first of two, titled SACRIFICE, is euphoric and uplifting trance while the second, DON'T GIVE UP! features house and progressive house tracks.
My 2012 MAL mixes were SOMEONE uplifting trance and FREE AT LAST house.
My 2011 MAL mixes were VOICES #5:  KEEP FAITH uplifting trance male vocals, TO THE UNKNOWN MAN new age and dark ambient, and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY progressive house.
My 2010 MAL mixes were NOW THAT WE ARE FREE uplifting trance, KISS THE RAIN progressive house and progressive trance, and SET ME FREE trance.
For my complete music mixes archives visit Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY.