Above & Beyond name new track after the locale of its debut: Red Rocks

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Simplicity is key with Above & Beyond‘s naming convention for their newest single, “Red Rocks.” The track is named after the legendary Colorado outdoor amphitheater, the place where they first dropped the song.

“Red Rocks” has a pulsing rhythm and dynamic synthesized vocal accents, adding variation to their infamous trance sound. The track has a grooving bent to it that is perfect the club and equally at home in larger venues — like its namesake.  The trio released both the original and extended version of the release, which is out now on Anjunabeats.

Gabriel & Dresden ft Jan Burton – Underwater (Tinlicker Remix)

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Since unveiling their chart-topping second studio album, The Only Road, back in December, Gabriel & Dresden have seen continued success. As a result, Dutch duo Tinlicker have offered a unique edit of one of the album’s highlight tracks, “Underwater.”

Released off Anjunabeats, the remix takes Jan Burton‘s bold vocals from the original, increases the tempo, and adds a steady bassline under dark, arpeggiated synths. Before a massive Tomorrowland appearance, Tinlicker will be joining Lane 8 on his “Remember the Future” tour on July 7 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Ilan Bluestone stuns with debut album, ‘Scars’

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British DJ and producer Ilan Bluestone has released his debut album, Scars, on Anjunabeats after teasing fans with three releases off of the 15-track LP — “I Believe,” “Let Me Know,” and “Another Lover.”

While the album is rooted in trance, Bluestone proves his versatility by crossing over into more commercial and progressive sounds in tracks like “Rival.” Another highlight of the album is collaboration with Maor Levi titled “Everybody” with its rumbling build into a catchy and euphoric drop.

Bluestone commented on his Instagram that Scars was two years in the making, which is apparent given the diverse range of productions featured on the album.

TRACKLISTING
1. Scars feat. Giuseppe De Luca
2. Frozen Ground feat. Giuseppe De Luca
3. Everybody with Maor Levi
4. Rival feat. Ellen Smith
5. Noa
6. Guru
7. Let Me Know feat. Giuseppe De Luca
8. Will We Remain? with Maor Levi feat. EL Waves
9. I Believe feat. Giuseppe De Luca
10. 43+86=129 with Sunny Lax
11. Not Alone
12. Cosmic Feeling feat. Giuseppe De Luca
13. Another Lover feat. Koven
14. Blue Angel
15. Eclipse

Alpha 9 and Spencer Brown team up for ‘No Going Back’

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Uplifting trance fans have a new addition to their collection of favorite tracks with Alpha 9 and Spencer Brown‘s newest release “No Going Back.” The duo have released both an edit and extended version of the track.

A mystical backdrop is infused with pulsing melodic chords and ethereal vocals to create the ultimate trance track. “No Going Back” is a versatile song with the ability to liven one’s mood or serve as a calming backdrop. The track is out on Anjunabeats, and serves as a continuation of what feels like bi-weekly releases from Russian producer Artem Stoliarov, otherwise known as both Alpha 9 and Arty.

Ilan Bluestone – Let Me Know ft Giuseppe De Luca

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Trance mainstay Ilan Bluestone is out with new track “Let Me Know” with Giuseppe De Luca. The duo have collaborated on an overwhelming amount of music in the past, including tracks “Frozen” and “Bigger than Love.” The track is another addition to Bluestone’s stream of Anjunabeats releases, and will be a part of his forthcoming album, Scars, out on April 27.

“Let Me Know” has a pulsing build that dives quickly into De Luca’s vocals. The commanding chords grab the listener’s attention, and the track is another quality production sure to appeal to Bluestone’s current fan base, along with attracting new listeners.

Oliver Smith – Lovingly ft Amy J Pryce

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After a series of memorable inclusions in both Above & Beyond  and Oliver Smith‘s own DJ sets, Smith has finally released his progressive trance track, “Lovingly,” with his longtime label, Anjunabeats. A prolific and strategic remixer with official remixes for Mat Zo, Arty, and Above & Beyond themselves, Smith is also the only artist (other than A&B themselves) to appear on every Anjunabeats volume compilation to date.

“Lovingly” follows a long record of Smith’s delve into solely instrumental tracks — as his very first solo vocal production, featuring British songstress, Amy J Pryce. Pryce’s vocals flood the robust dance track with a full-bodied tenderness, magnifying the already starry-eyed progressive trance vigor.

Grum releases shimmering two-track house EP

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Grum is kicking off his 2018 releases on a high note with a gorgeous two-track Anjunabeats EP.

The collection’s pair of songs, “Hourglass” and “Mirage,” are led by shimmering synths and dulcet melodies. Despite bright, dance floor-ready beats, both tracks assert a slightly dark, mysterious vibe. “Hourglass” and “Mirage” serve as a true testament to Grum’s trademark smoldering house sound.

The EP marks the first release of 2018 for the Scottish producer, aside from the Anjunabeats Worldwide episode that came out the first week of March.

Anjunabeats launch new 24/7 YouTube channel

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Anjunabeats has launched a brand new 24/7 YouTube channel.

The channel will stream dance music from the Anjuna archives worldwide, all day, every day. Anjuna Radio will feature such trance and progressive stalwarts as Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Mat Zo, Porter Robinson, Seven Lions, Andrew Bayer and Ilan Bluestone, as well as a plethora of Anjunadeep rostered artists such as Lane 8, Yotto, Cubicolor and Dusky.

The live stream will reportedly feature genres ranging from trance and uplifting to classic trance, progressive house to deep house, techno, chillout, electronica, and ambient.

NMF Roundup: Carnage & Steve Aoki team up for ironic track, Deorro samples his son’s voice, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and Brooks team up + more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.

Carnage teamed up with Steve Aoki and Lockdown for “Plur Genocide.” The most impressive thing about this track is that it could be a contender to beat out The Chainsmoker‘s “Selfie” as electronic music’s most annoying track.

Anjunabeats released an epic remix by Cosmic Gate for Gabriel & Dresden‘s “Only Road” featuring Sub Teal.

The Funk Hunters dropped the second track off of their upcoming album with groovy “Party Rockin.”

Dash Berlin and DBSTF teamed up for catchy progressive track featuring Josie Nelson “Save Myself.”

Bailo has created the perfect radio hit and club drop with new release “Rush” featuring M.E. Swank and Sauce.

Everyone can breathe easy because that ID that Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and Brooks have been teasing for months is finally out, and it is just as good as we thought it would be.

Chris Lake infuses a surprising drop with pulsing chords in “Turn Off The Lights.”

G-House fans can get their fix with Dustycloud’s newest release “Move.”

DJ Zinc and Chris Lorenzo fuse piercing chords with smooth beats in their VIP Mix of “Gammy Elbow.”

Mokita’s soulful new track “When I See You” is the perfect electronic pop track to unwind to after a long day at work.

There is no lack of energy in Deorro’s hardstyle release “Offspring,” which samples his own son’s voice.

Danny Avila slows it down with his remix of Marshmello and Selena Gomez’s “Wolves.”

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Tomorrowland announces stage hosts for 2018

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Tomorrowland’s gargantuan status as one of the globe’s most storied electronic music festivals continues to grow. The Belgian festival has officially announced its stage hosts for 2018 and the list is… extensive.

Featuring showcases like as Charlotte De Witte‘s KNTXT techno concept, Carl Cox‘s Cocoon, Damian Lazarus‘ Crosstown Rebels, Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg‘s Drumcode, Monstercat, Musical Freedom by Tiësto, Jamie Jones‘ Paradise showcase and a curated Pryda stage, the festival will play host to their most diverse range of curatorial leaders to date.

Tomorrowland continues to prove its ability to innovate through a commitment to offering up a unique programming experience and wildly expansive creative production.

Full List of Tomorrowland 2018 stage hosts:

Abracadabra

All Day I Dream

Age of Love

Anjunabeats

Anjunadeep

Ants

A State of Trance

Axtone

Barong Family

Bonzai

Cafeïna

Cocoon

Coincidence

Coone & The Gang

Crosstown Rebels presents Get Lost

Crystal Events

Dave Clarke & Fuse present

Diynamic

Drumcode

Floorfiller

Footworxx

Forma.T

Future Sound of Egypt

HELDEEP

High On House

HushHush

I Love The 90’s

Jacked

Ketaloco

Kozzmozz

KNTXT

Krankenhaus

Live Stage

Lost Frequencies & Friends

Loudness

Monstercat

Mosaic

Musical Freedom by Tiësto

My House

Nervo Nation

Nico Morano & Friends

Paradise

Potion

Pussy Lounge

Pryda

Psygathering

Q-dance

Radio Ultra Modern

Rampage

Robin Schulz & Friends

VII (Seven)

Smash the House

Sirkus

Sexy By Nature

Spectrum

Spinnin’

Star Warz

STMPD RCRDS

Trance Classics

Trance Energy

Trybe

The Masquerade by Claptone

Thunderdome

V Sessions

We Play House

Winterclubbing

Woody Weekend