Synonymous with many of the previous editions of ‘A State Of Trance’, ‘A State Of Trance 850’ turned the Jaarsbeurs venue in Utrecht, the Netherlands into a massive global gathering, spanning no less than five stages, a whopping 37 artists and thousands of like-minded individuals who went full throttle last night. As usual with Armin van
Over recent month, Porter Robinson has introduced the alter ego “Virtual Self”. The alter-ego has taken the industry by storm in similarity to his dominance with “World” years back. Since inception, Virtual Self has played his debut live show in Brooklyn, NY and graced the Holy Ship! decks with his blend of smash psy-trance? If
Don Diablo decided to give fans a once in a life time stream of his new, upcoming album. This time FROM SPACE, or at least that is how the story goes. Was Don stowed away on that SpaceX rocket? We may never actually know. The only thing we know for sure is that he has
As the 2018 edition of Holy Ship! has come to an end, fans around the world are trying to capture all of the memories from this past year and thanks to Wake aN Blake, fans can now watch a good amount of the Holy Ship 2018 Live Sets. Thanks to this YouTube user, fans can
The artist rolls with a cheeky crew whose house, techno, and love mantra permeates through all possible facets of their work — paramount to the Desert Hearts ethos. His eccentricity stands out not only in his propensity for finding rare tracks, Anderson also manages to impress with his of injection of love and non-stop danceability into his sets.
His involvement with Desert Hearts dates back to the 2014 edition of the festival, and since then the producer’s become a staple in the underground community. Much of his work is with fellow producer RYBO, although the Los Angeles-based artist recently released a brand new EP with Ghostea titled Kablam!.
Now, he’s shared his enthralling two-hour set from this Spring’s Desert Hearts festival and it’s a thrilling mix to kick off the day with.
Illenium‘s breakout arguably career occurred when the Denver-based melodic producer was named winner of Kaskade‘s “Disarm You” remix competition. Fast forward three years, and Nick Miller continues to rise to domination on the festival circuit — most recently bringing his Awake Tour to Dallas’ Lights All Night and San Diego’s OMFG! New Year’s Eve Festival.
While in Southern California, Miller awed his NYE crowd as he unleashed quite the heavy-hitting surprise during his notable Kaskade remix. Armed with an ODESZA-influenced trap style drop, followed by 808 kicks in halftime, the live video edit (above) is being dubbed Illenium’s VIP remix. In so doing, Illenium further poises himself as an artist focused on taking a living approach to his live performance, all the while proving that he’s not just interested in pressing play, but pushing the boundaries of his sound and experimenting with evolving styles.
Seth Troxler‘s devotion to the craft of techno production diverges a bit from his quirky behavior off the decks, but the Detroit-hailing DJ’s status as a production auteur is undeniable. Whether it be a recent headlining performance at Circoloco in Ibiza on New Year’s Day or at Germany’s fabled Timewarp Festival last April, Troxler has been known to perplex crowds with cutting-edge sets; the myriad tracks in his record collection is boundless.
Now, Troxler has released the first edition of his ‘In Hindsight’ mix. The mix is a live recording from an undisclosed 2017 gig, and features a flock of unrecognizable tracks. “Recordings of some of my favourite gigs this year,” reads the description on his SoundCloud page. “Not saying where they are from but if you were there I’m sure you know.”
With coming performances at Dirtybird Campout East, Pitch Music Festival, Ultra, and a plethora of unreleased dates, Troxler is heading into the new year with steam. “Part 1. Keep an eye out on my Soundcloud during next few days,” reads the description, foreshadowing similar mixes in the future.
Skrillex was a bit of a hermit in 2017 when it came to live performances. The legendary artist spent most of his time behind closed doors creating original productions for his friends and clients alike. In 2017 we saw a different side of Skrillex. An artist who focused on producing what he wanted to explore
Adam Beyer hit the Vienna Boiler Room decks in late November with an over three-hour-long mix of tantalizing techno and electro. The auditory journey that unfolded is now available for listeners to revel in.
At the helm of the Drumcode label boss’ ever-flourishing career, Beyer was joined by the experimental Hypnobeat duo — which is comprised of James Dean Brown and Helena Hauff. Hypnobeat was originally intended as a one-off solo live show by James Dean Brown at Serendip Festival, held in Paris in 2012, but it has since sustained itself and transformed into a celebrated, eclectic venture. It truly evolved as an act when Hauff joined in 2013.
Presently, the two aid Beyer in a true 808-odyssey with their polyrhythmic approach. Hypnobeat backs up Beyer in their experimental grandeur, truly taking the mix “Into The Dark.”
As the Stockholm-heavyweight serves up his polished brand of techno that’s propelled him as one of the genre’s most-sought-after acts, it becomes readily apparent why his reign as a supreme player in the genre maintains itself after all these years.
Those questioning whether electronic music producers are “real musicians” say no more, because Daktyl is here to silence naysayers. The UK-born, LA-based artist performed his track “Unseen,” a selection from his The Act of Hesitation EP, live with instrumentals while JJ Draper performed vocals. The producer plays the guitar, the keyboard, the xylophone, a MIDI controller, and pad among other instruments during the performance — in addition, he also provides some vocal contributions of his own.
To say the performance is a spectacle would be an understatement, as Daktyl displays mastery of more than six instruments throughout the course of the video. Daktyl will be on the road with Big Wild this winter where fans will be able to see him perform live.