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.
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.
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.
1. Scars feat. Giuseppe De Luca
2. Frozen Ground feat. Giuseppe De Luca
3. Everybody with Maor Levi
4. Rival feat. Ellen Smith
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.