A massive uplifting trance track has just been added to Aly & Fila’s Future Sound of Egypt label by the talented Niko Zografos. Hailing from Greece, the trance artist has been on the radar in the trance community for some time, having gotten the attention from Armin van Buuren’s radio show A State of Trance,
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,
The blue and white streak of lights that circled around Mary Tennisson’s body captured my attention as I roamed the back of the Citrus Building, known as ‘The Vision’ stage. As I approached her, her arms seemed to rotate even rapidly like a windmill catching a gust of wind, creating an almost perfect ring of
Under his own name, Giuseppe Ottaviani has expanded beyond what he’d begun as part of Nu NRG into one of the most revered names in trance music. His raw, yet intricate brand of trance has brought him legions of fans as he continues to tour the world with his GO Live concept shows that further boost his reputation as an artist. More recently, his work with Solarstone as PureNRG has been lauded heavily by the trance community, with hits like “Secret Of The Sahara” and “Scarlett” earning heavy rotation with the duo’s peers.
Ottaviani now bears more good news: a new album is imminent. Titled ALMA, which translates from Spanish into “Soul,” his third artist record will feature personal pieces showcasing his multilayered production abilities. “ALMA is the result of a two year long journey, that’s taken place both in and out of the studio,” the Italian legend divulged. “Artistically it’s the natural next step in my career.”
While the full tracklist has yet to be revealed, thus far we know his recent singles “Musica” and “Doctor Who” will be included in the roster which the Italian legend notes is “100% new studio material.” “Slow Emotion” will also be making the cut, supporting his new approach to making an album that defies the status quo. Paul Van Dyk, Christian Burns, and Kyler England were also revealed to have played a role in the production process.
ALMA will be released through Black Hole Recordings on September 29.
“It won’t be simply ‘Magenta Pt. II’. With its variety, it’s going to bring several new perspectives to my music. I see myself as not ‘just’ a producer, but as a music lover and ‘ALMA’ is something that’s come from deep within my soul.”
The Thrillseekers, known for his “15 Years Of Trance” brand, has been an active member of the scene since the genre’s beginning. Reusing his Hydra alter ego for the first time since “Affinity” in 2003, he presents us with a subdued and euphoric new offering, “Amber.”
Classic trance elements abound in “Amber” — synths typical of the era make a subtle appearance in the background, pairing with familiar running bass to instantly trigger nostalgia. An emotive topline, strummed by glittering Balaeric guitars, ties the piece together with a note progression that promotes both tranquility and contentment.
Though “Amber” has a classical influence, The Thrillseekers approached it with the tight production of a contemporary piece, making it an instant favorite in recent sets by other prominent trance DJs.