Posted by Middy on December 9, 2013
Andrew Bayer, the maker of my favorite album of the year, “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave” has teamed up with fellow Anjunabeats members, Norin & Rad to form the duo Artificial. The US branch of the Anjunabeats family, the three of these producers have always looked to push the traditional boundaries of genre, and they continue that trend here. The track combines the upbeat complexity we see in Andrew Bayer’s clubbier selections, with the melodic abilities seen in Norin & Rad’s tunes. It is the perfect storm of their talents.
Beatport: Artificial – Prototype
Posted by Middy on December 7, 2013
About a month ago Above & Beyond celebrated their 500th radio show, or Group Therapy Radio 50, at the birthplace of broadcasting, Alexandria Palace, in London. The sold-out show brought people from all over the world for a unforgettable night of Group Therapy with performances from Guy J, Boom Jinx, Andrew Bayer, Arty and of course the full cast of Above & Beyond. You can listen to all of the sets again on iTunes. The duo have been busy this fall, cooking up new productions of all varieties including their recently released single, “Mariana Trench”, which came out this week. In other news, they announced that they will be releasing a FULL acoustic album, coming off of their two night showing at the Greek Theater in LA.
Beatport: Above & Beyond – Mariana Trench
Posted by Middy on December 4, 2013
Polish producer, Bastian Salbart is still quite a fresh face to the industry, but having been snatched up by the reputable trance record label, High Contrast Recordings, you can expect that all to change sooner, rather than later. “Run!”, much like his other productions, treads the line between trance and electro, integrating the best of both worlds, with interesting melodies and hard electro elements. This type of genre-melding dance music is great to see when some artists sometimes get pigeonholed into one category or sound. You can stream the song in full below exclusively here on FNT until it is released on December 9th, via High Contrast Recordings. Early support coming in from a few small names like Armin van Buuren, Sied van Riel and Rank 1. Make sure you follow Bastian as he continues to impress with his unique sound.
Posted by J-Tiffy on December 2, 2013
It has taken a long time for me to gather enough nerve to write this review, because this piece of music intimidates me so much. I don’t know how to accurately convey the way that this song made me feel when I heard it for the first time. I was on a crowded city bus, but felt completely alone. I didn’t feel lonely, rather, I felt as if I had been transported away by the music, and was in a different place than the people around me. I moved to the music without regard for the perceptions or judgments of strangers in my vicinity, and it felt surreal.
Posted by Middy on November 8, 2013
Sony and Interscope are dueling for the best remix package this week. Zedd’s “Stay The Night” vs Sony’s (Columbia), “Live For The Night” makes for some big names and great remixes. W&W don’t get enough credit. The sound they help bring into the mainstream has become a bit overused, but they were the ones who popularized it. There are thousands of imitators, but only one W&W and this remix shows that once again. Dash Berlin molds their anthemic trance sound to the track, keeping it accessible, while still remaining true to their current direction. Deniz Koyu & Danny Avila add a somewhat cheesy progressive remix to the bunch, which is very disappointing for Deniz Koyu and you know Avila’s deal. Krewella also remain in genre by tabbing Pegboard Nerds and Xilent to switch things up on the track.
Posted by Middy on October 13, 2013
Lange releases the 8th single from his upcoming artist album “We Are Lucky People”. He has decided to release singles over the entire process of making the album, bringing the fans along his creative journey of making the project. Now that we are in the home stretch, we have the 8th single alongside Cate Kanell, that ushers in the beautiful melodies and vocals that are found on Lange tracks. You can pre-order the 2 CD album now on his website before its November 18th release.
Beatport: Lange & Cate Kanell – Fireflies
Posted by Middy on October 10, 2013
One of the early favorites from Armin van Buuren’s Universal Religion Volume 7, Alex M.O.R.P.H teams up with Natalie Gioia to bring you the heavenly track “Dreams”. This masterpiece combines soft choral chants, an emotional melody and angelic top line from Natalie Gioia. This is pure trance gold.