It’s known by many names—The City by the Bay, The Paris of the West, Fog City, and even The City That Knows How. Whatever name it’s given, the city of San Francisco (and the surrounding Bay Area) has long been a site for inspiration; from its early Gold Rush days to the hippie counterculture, the
A decade ago, the EDM bubble was growing. It definitely hadn’t burst, but it was on the verge of explosion. If you had blown a bubble out of chewing gum with your mouth, EDM would be the nearly transparent surface of that gum, millimeters from your nose ready to unhinge from the threads holding its
Riding on the coattails of the recent popularity of trance events like Insomniac’s Dreamstate, Electric Escape is producing Canada’s first ever all-trance festival in Toronto. U4RIA will be held on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd and it includes some major names in the beloved trance genre. Astrix, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Bryan Kearny, Cold Blue,
Haters might say the trance scene’s dead, but they couldn’t be more wrong. More and more new talent arises and LA producer Profetik is one of them – providing clear evidence that the mesmerizing melodies and rhapsodic sounds of trance are very much alive and kicking. Hot off several Top 10 Beatport positions and following
Right off the heels of their highly successful ‘Common Ground’ North American Tour, including a massive show at the Los Angeles Convention Center last December, U.K. trance trio Above & Beyond have announced another Southern California show, except this time they’ll be hitting the beach. The first ever AnjunaBeach SoCal event will take place June
The progressive worlds legendary Shane 54 is packing a punch with his superb new rework of Underworld’s “Dark & Long (Dark Train)”. Having branched off to do his solo project, Shane 54 has crafted a main room ready, melodic anthem that will be sure to make every hair on your body stand on end. Progressive inspired
Above & Beyond have been a fixture in trance around the globe for 18 years. When the London-based trance moguls make a move, the dance music world tunes in with intensity and fervor. On the heels of their North American “Common Ground” tour announcement, the trio have also been releasing a steady stream of singles from their fourth full-length studio album by the same name. The third record, titled “Always,” arrives as a chilling, all-acoustic ballad featuring the haunting vocals of the group’s favorite musical muse Zoë Johnston.
“Always” is a lucid composition about comfort and consolation in the face of need. Perched atop the clouds in the French Alps, director Daniel Sharp perfectly captures the height and grandeur of the song’s lyrical content in visual form. Speaking to the song’s message, Zoë Johnston perfectly sums the track’s masterful songwriting and delivery that tugs deep into the heart strings:
“The song acknowledges that those who are there for us no matter what still have the choice to walk away. They could choose to disappear, or backtrack on a commitment to love us, but the fact that they don’t is what makes their love evermore extraordinary and precious to us.”
Above & Beyond’s Common Ground LP is out on January 26, 2018 on Anjunabeats. The release coincides with their most ambitious tour to date, which kicked off in Los Angeles last month, and picks up along the East Coast this month. Every ticket sold on (excluding Canada dates) comes with a CD copy of the album.
It’s been quite a while since ARTY last indulged Armada Music with his trailblazing signature sound, but the long-time industry icon and Armada alum is most definitely returning to the label with a bang. Almost five years after collaborating with Armin van Buuren on ‘Nehalennia’, ARTY kicks off 2018 with ‘Sunrise’ (feat. April Bender), the
Lately, it seems that with each passing day another headline streams across our screens that continue to further divide us; whether it be a political circus, social unrest or even a constant threat of war. Now more than ever we are interconnected with the world in an instant by the evolving technologies that surround us,
After garnering over 3 million streams on Spotify and standing strong in the trance charts in 2017, Cosmic Gate’s collaboration with JES finally has an official music video. “Fall Into You” is one of the singles off Cosmic Gate’s new album, Materia Chapter.One (a two-part album, which was released in January), and quickly gained attention