Partnering with Groove Cruise Miami, MetaPop and Native Instruments, the duo are giving fans a chance to remix the trance anthem for a shot at some huge prizes. The winner of the remix competition for “AR” will get an opening DJ slot with Schulz on Groove Cruise Miami, taking place Jan. 26-29. In addition, the winner will receive an ocean-view stateroom for two guests, a Groove Cruise Recordings schwag bundle, and a debut of the winning remix on the Global DJ Broadcast with Schulz. To beef up the winner’s studio game, they will also receive Native Instruments’ Komplete Ultimate 11 (valued at $1,199), Native Instruments’ Maschine Mk3 (valued at $599), a Native Instruments store voucher for $200, a one-year pro subscription for LANDR, and a commercial release on Black Hole Recordings.
Those interested in submitting to the remix competition have until Nov. 29 to do so, and entries may be submitted here.
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is officially underway, with thousands of artists and fans filling up the city in celebration of their beloved music. Virtually every single genre under the sun in covered in this all-encompassing celebration, which began on October 18 and will continue into the 22.
Armin van Buuren is in a particularly good position for the current festivities. Having moved the ASOT headquarters to a sleek new studio in Amsterdam at the beginning of 2017, the purveyor of pop and trance is hosting an extra special episode that began in the early hours of Thursday and will continue beyond the ASOT studio and into ADE itself.
Trance fans are able to tune into the action and get their fill of caliber music from Armin van Buuren, Standerwick, and more on the ASOT YouTube Channel.
German trance duo Cosmic Gate just unveiled the second single off their upcoming album Materia – Chapter.One, slated for a January 20 release. Titled “Halo,” this new piece heightens the suspense behind the outfit’s anticipated return. Fans have already been introduced to the album’s first single, the brooding “Fall Into You,” along with the announcement of the first leg of Cosmic Gate’s North American spring tour.
Consistent with the duo’s illustrious trance roots, “Halo” leads listeners into an otherworldly odyssey of empowering chord progressions and defiant synth sequences, traversing into deep soundscapes with ease. With two tracks now released, excitement builds as the vision behind Cosmic Gate’s seventh album approaches fruition.
Tickets for Cosmic Gate’s “Materia” tour are available here.