Nicolas Mendoza-Conner and Trevor Haimes of Greenhaven DJs are known for their tech infused trance music. The duo have been gaining considerable momentum in the trance scene as of late, and will only continue on the heels of their two new releases, “The Unexamined” and “The Hall of Records.”
The duo spoke to DA about both of the tracks, commenting on their unique inspirations for the songs.
“‘The Unexamined’ took a lot of inspiration from the movie “Blade Runner 2049” and the work that Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch did. From the start we wanted to make a tech trance track with a danceable rhythm that would work on the dancefloor. Something dark and dystopian sounding, but at the same time providing a sense of hope and yearning. It took us 1 and a half years to complete this track.
The amount of time that went into the production of this track is apparent with its drawn out build into an elaborate chord progression. It’s dark influences compliment the commanding drop making it a great live performance track.
“‘Hall of Records’ is the followup to our hit ‘Portal.’ We started it in 2015 and it is easily the most complex track we have ever finished. Three years and we estimate over two thousand hours to complete. We would describe the tune as a dark/progressive/tribal sounding dance track with a middle eastern vibe. We chose to call it “The Hall of Records” after learning about a tale of late American prophet Edgar Cayce who predicted we would find a library containing knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians and Atlantis in a cavity underneath the Sphinx.
“Hall of Records” features vocals by Brooke Tomlinson, who Trance fans will recognize from previous tracks with Markus Schulz. This one has radio potential, and it combines many unique elements to create a hit whole. Both releases along with their extended versions are out now on Cosmic Gate‘s Wake Your Mind Records.
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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.
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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.
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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.