Conspiracy theories have been running wild around the disappearance of the second LP from Grum, “Deep State”. Announced late in 2018, the album vanished. While he cannot confirm nor deny some of the more colorful theories around the album’s withdrawal, Grum and Anjunabeats are pleased to announce that “Deep State” is back, revamped for 2019.
Outta-nowhere, last year’s surprise ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ caught the trance scene at large with a classic ‘gotcha’. Cloaked throughout its production, “the greatest trance series of them all”, hailed by most, sprang back from the release wilderness. While it’d received a new triple DJ/mix reshape, what hadn’t changed (lest it needs saying!) was its greatest
So here we are… and here it is. The culmination of a project that now comprises 27 pieces of music, delivered over a 3-album/4-year arc – all heralded by many a meaningful dot and dash. In the instant-hit world of today, its cyphered titles have been a premeditated move to provide an album bomb with
Today, less than a week after scoring his eighteenth consecutive Top 5 spot in this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll (now #4), Armin van Buuren finally unleashed his new artist album, ‘Balance’. To celebrate the release of his seventh artist album, the DJ and producer teamed up with three well-known street artists and
Some remixes are really just that good. A mainstay of a number of DJs sets a full 365 after its original release, ‘Nana’s come to be regarded as one of Jerome Isma-Ae’s finest. Despite its reception and enduring appeal, the German musician’s always felt a touch of ‘unfinished business’ about his 2016 work on Orkidea’s
German joker-masked king of High Tech Minimal, Boris Brejcha has unfurled another fragment, “Never Look Back” from his debut album due in January on Ultra Records.
A recent staple in Brejcha’s 100% originally soundtracked sets, “Never Look Back” imbues the FCKNG SERIOUS label boss’s penchant for bleeding the boundaries of striking techno, progressive house, and trance. His inspiriting, melodic earmark assumes the driver’s seat, yet again, alongside one of his cornerstone pitched-down vocal cuts. The production is nothing short of cosmic.
Having just wrapped up his first US tour and another successful branded soiree at Amsterdam Dance Event, Brejcha continues to permeate his unparalleled sound design to pandemic proportions. In addition to erecting his own music label just a few years ago, Brejcha made his Cercle debut this year at the Grand Palais, which has garnered over seven million streams on YouTube alone. Those who haven’t heard the news about the one-man High Tech Minimal army taking the global club front for ransom would do best to briskly familiarize themselves.
Translating what the eyes see into what the ears hear when they scan the night sky has been an obsession of musicians as far back as Holst composing ‘The Planets’. Since many within the electronic music province have tried to articulate the grandeur and enormity of the cosmos, but few – if any – have
Above & Beyond are at it again with a new therapeutic trance track, titled “Hideaway.” No stranger to the UK trio, record label Anjunadeep claims the release to add to its vast collection of trance hits.
Above & Beyond’s exquisite production level is evident in every ounce of the group’s new single. “Hideaway” has an ebb and flow that encourages the listener to participate in the journey that is trance music. The uplifting notes to the track are met equally by dark undertones and assertive synth textures. It’s is a classic Above & Beyond track, perfect for closing the eyes and getting lost in their story of sounds.
Anjunadeep features both a regular and extended mix of the track from Above & Beyond, and both are dreamy trance delights.
A story which spanned some 18 months; Markus Schulz‘s ‘We Are the Light’ presentation reaches a climax with an extensive packages of remixes; involving the curation of many talented names. The deeper side of trance and progressive is well represented, with respected exponents of the style recruited to provide a delicate touch; including New York
The 2019 journey of the Minneapolis duo Euphoric Nation continues with their latest release, “Alloy”. The guys brought in a little extra help for their fourth single with the addition of the Chicago based Bedroom Logic who adds an “atmospheric sound vision” to the track. “Alloy” hits you with grindy synths that blend subtly into