I believe that 2006 was the year that I discovered BeatPort – an awesome place to purchase all manner of electronic music. That’s what led to the slight deviation from the dance-trance formula of previous years.
Historical note: 2006 was also the first year in which I tried consolidating multiple discs in a single jewelbox. That move cut down on the amount of plastic I had to purchase for the mixes each year!
Enjoy the mixes, and as always, I welcome any thoughts and feedback you have!