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
In the last year, Monstercat has done releases for a slew of well-established producers in the EDM scene. 2016 brought artists like NERVO, Seven Lions, Slushii and Candyland to the label’s roster, as well as Marshmello, whose Monstercat debut “Alone” went off to become a #1 radio single. 2017 is looking up, and it all begins with the gloriously uplifting “Saving Light” from trance superstar Gareth Emery.
However, “Saving Light” is much more than a big release. Something much more valuable is at stake: human life. More often than we’d like to admit, bullying and prejudice results in the tragedy of suicide. No matter how much regret we hold, suicide can’t be undone.
In spite of that, Monstercat is looking to make a change in the world. The music video for “Saving Light” displays the harmful effects of bullying and shows how just one friend can save a life.
Disclaimer: graphic content
Throughout the month of February, Monstercat will be donating all profits from “Saving Light” to Ditch the Label in hopes of permanently ending bullying. Donate here or buy the track below to support the cause. If you’re personally struggling with bullying or being bullied, please don’t hesitate to follow this link and get help.
Electric For Life headliner Gareth Emery just released a brand new mix ahead of his New Year’s Eve event in Brooklyn, New York this upcoming Saturday. The event will go down at an undisclosed warehouse location taking things back to a proper trance event setting. Emery will be joined by trance acts alike such as Christina Novelli, Dan Stone, Standerwick, and Will Atkinson.
Listen to Gareth’s new mix below which include some of his favorite tracks of the year. Some of which you are bound to hear at Electric For Life in Brooklyn. Make sure to get tickets here: bit.ly/GARETHBIGWEEK.
1. CHVRCHES feat. Hayley Williams – Bury It (Gareth Emery Remix)
2. Gareth Emery – Sansa
3. Gareth Emery feat. Janet Devlin – Lost
4. Alex Sonata feat. Katrine Stenbekk – See What I See
5. Gareth Emery feat. Gavrielle – Far From Home (Vigel Remix)
6. Ashley Wallbridge – Amnesia
7. Christina Novelli – Where We Began (MaHi Remix)
8. Ed Sheeran vs. Alex Sonata – Bloodstream Siren (Gareth Emery Edit)
9. Project 46 feat. Haliene – Search & Rescue (Gareth Emery Remix)
10. Lanos – Ultima
11. Ferry Corsten feat. Aruna – Live Forever (Gareth Emery Remix)
12. Ashley Wallbridge feat. Karra – Melody (DJ Tostie Remix)
13. Luke Bond vs. CARTEL – Once More (Dan Stone Remix)
14. Gareth Emery feat. Wayward Daughter – Reckless (Standerwick Remix)
15. Will Atkinson – Pat Butcher
I was about ten years old when I stumbled across an unfamiliar CD in my uncle’s catalog of discs he kept in his room. Out of all of the Spanish Rock, Pop and R&B albums, this one particular case stood out from the rest; the album cover had a man dressed in black and his
“Who’s Afraid of 138?!”(WAO138) is a concept that has united hardcore trance fans across the globe. Armin van Buuren launched the movement in 2012 with the mission of bringing attention back to the harder, faster, and more underground shades of trance. Since its inception, WAO138 has expanded from a sub-label of Armada into an entire brand of its own.
Van Buuren has catered to “die-hard trance fans” by curating a 70-track WAO138 playlist filled with recent hits from his label and sub-labels. Clocking in at over 4 hours, the playlist includes cuts from well-known artists such as Ben Nicky, Aly & Fila, Standerwick, Bryan Kearney, and progressive psy-trance heroes Vini Vici.
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.