Posted by JT on December 2, 2014
This Norwegian is no stranger to the trance scene. He has fully captured the potential in Sarah Shields voice, bringing us ‘Not Alone’ – a tune that balances weighted synths with uplifting melody, perfectly. Daniel Van Sand is a welcomed favorite on Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT series and rightfully so – his music is constantly turning heads as the break portrays his versatility in producing both trance and film score vividly. This track adds to the ever-growing catalog of free trance and progressive found at AMPED ARTISTS, and if this is the caliber of music they continue to push out I expect big things coming their way.
Posted by JT on November 15, 2014
For all those DJ’s who have been on the lookout for that perfect remix to Above & Beyond’s ‘We Are All We Need’ stop your search because we’ve found you a better alternative. Ronski Speed is no stranger to the Trance world, known for his hard hitting sounds and inspirational melodic beatservice. He’s added a little spice to the track by inserting a bass-heavy intro so unexpected its sure to drop jaws left right and center. On top of it, he’s got so much respect for the original that he left it untouched, increasing energy levels once again following its breath-taking melodic progression. This Mash hasn’t lost its Anjunabeat’s touch so for those of you looking to keep Group Therapy vibes consistent throughout your sets, here’s a new addition.
Posted by JT on November 11, 2014
Your headliner is winding down. You consistently check your watch. Yup, it’s almost 5am. Do you stay or do you call it a night? All of a sudden it transitions to the closing DJ and he begins like this:
You take in your surroundings; it’s dark but you don’t need light for this. You start moving with the bassline, first your legs, then your arms – you’re engulfed in a sea of shufflers – the rave has begun.
Closing down one of the hottest night clubs in the Big Apple isn’t a privilege that should be taken for granted and Monoverse only adds to the calibre of talent that Pacha regularly showcases. By taking us deep into the rabbit hole, Monoverse refused to slow down this past weekend by any means and spoon fed hard hitting trance and techno to satisfy the 5am cravings of these enduring trance warriors. He couldn’t stop there – no, forgetting about his fans worldwide would just be rude, so it would only make sense that a man as humble as Monoverse would do us right and give away this set for free.
Based out of New York, Santos Torres is a producer, a DJ, and an entrepreneur as a founder of the recently established Amped Artists. While the imprint itself is still young, it has already seen success and support from powerful players such as Myon & Shane 54, Jaytech, Super8 & Tab, Tucandeo, Tom Fall, and Rank 1. He also hosts a monthly radio show, every second Monday of each month, on Afterhours.FM. He has work ethic and vision, two crucial ingredients for success.
So here it is, welcome to a night in the life of Monoverse:
Posted by JT on November 11, 2014
When I first came across Avacado I knew I was on to something. Later he released Time & Time, which rapidly elevated to a top 10 on my iTunes. Now, Steve Brian, once again, has hit it home by utilizing his unique ability to blend funk, rising emotions, epic vocals, and feel-good vibes into a 90’s-meets-2014 smoothie. This German producer has pushed his limits and demonstrates a great rapport with vocalist Szen, extending new boundaries and setting the bar even higher for everyone who follows. Indeed, he’s worked with impressive talents, from Tiesto to James Horner (freakin’ Avatar), and continues to enjoy consistent deck support from Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond and Ferry Corsten. Is it trance? Is it house? Is it trouse? We don’t really care here at FNT; what matters is getting you through the very dark, narrow tunnel of sound, safely. Here’s Moringa, our latest beacon of light to guide you forward.
Posted by JT on November 10, 2014
Trance enthusiasts will enjoy this one. Bringing energetic life into Rambacy’s progressive “New Life,” Cold Rush have done it again. This Estonian duo is not an unfamiliar name in the Trance scene. Indeed, they have stuck to their roots, pushing us into a state of trance with crushing bass and emotional synths as we fly at 138 BPM, consistently. This track is a pure example of what you can expect from the legendary Abora Recordings. Cold Rush have become essential additions to the toolkits of producer/DJ’s like Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Ronski Speed, Binary Finary, and Aly & Fila and 2014 shows no sign of slowing down. Close your eyes and reach out as Cold Rush extend their hand, helping you take a step off the edge of reality to a new existence.
Posted by JT on November 9, 2014
Calling all Trance Warriors! Fresh off the press at Always Alive Recordings, American trance producer Nate Kozlowski (Falcon) has brought us his take at Ferry Tayle’s “The Most Important Thing” and is this track fire. The guitar strings follow a transition from heart-melting vocals, stealing us away from reality. Euphoric would be an understatement. Nate has received support for his music from top trance DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Aly & Fila, Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz and Roger Shah. Nate also had the opportunity to debut his DJ career at EDC Orlando in 2012 after winning Insomniac’s Discovery Project contest.
This track is a prime example of uplifting trance – to all my friend who are not afraid of 138, expect this one to become an essential tune for your favourite DJ’s toolkit.
Check out this and the other remixes:
Posted by JT on November 6, 2014
Yes. Yes. Oh Yes. Blood Groove & Kikis have done it again. Due for release on Pineapple Digital on November 24, 2014, the duo captivate their audience with a musical journey that is nothing less than profound. Enjoying coverage in the past from Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Jaytech, Myon & Shane 54, Matt Darey, and Richard Durand, among many others, Blood Groove & Kikis demonstrate with their latest, “Silver Sand,” that a spiritual awakening in the dance music scene is right around the corner. With a sound this divine, one can barely fathom the limits of atomistic society; yes, “Silver Sands” tells us to wake up, spread our arms wide, and be free from the stresses of our daily lives. Grab a friend, plug this into your stereo, and drive.