Events, Trance | Above & Beyond Announce ABGT 100 At Madison Square Garden

Posted by on April 11, 2014

ABGT 100

Yes you read that right. The world’s most famous arena will host Above & Beyond for their Group Therapy 100 celebration. This comes as Armin van Buuren gets set to bring trance alive with the Armin Only tour tonight at Madison Square Garden, having played it last year with ASOT 600. This is absolutely massive for Above & Beyond and another major milestone for the trio as their take their Group Therapy brand to even greater heights. Watch the teaser video below to hear their next single “Sticky Fingers” with Alex Vargas. Pre-sale ticket registration is now open and can be done on their website here.

Electro-House, Trance | New World Punx – Romper

Posted by on June 10, 2013

New World Punx

The New World Punx, aka Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten, have finally dropped their first single, which they debuted to great effect at ASOT 600 in New York. The kicker? As a token of their appreciation to their fans they’ve decided to release it for free. “Romper” is textbook NWP — dark, edgy, and high energy. Preview a live cut below and be sure to snag the free DL.

Free Download: New World Punx – Romper

Trance | Omnia – The Light

Posted by on March 27, 2013

omnia the light

At this point, it would appear that Omnia is basically incapable of dropping anything other than insanely catchy bangers. Let’s take a look at his track record — the young Ukrainian producer is responsible for 2012 standouts “Infina,” “No One Home,” “Hearts Connected,” and of course “The Fusion.” His latest is in keeping with this trend, thanks to dramatic, agile chord progressions that are impossible to shake from your head. While “The Light” got a soft release as part of Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance 2013 compilation, it officially dropped on Monday via Coldharbour Recordings. Anyone in attendance at ASOT 600 in Miami on Sunday will surely remember hearing it in Markus Schulz’s mindblowing, relentless set — as one of the penultimate tracks, it whipped the crowd into an absolute frenzy.

Beatport: Omnia – The Light


Trance | John O’Callaghan & Full Tilt – Breathe (feat. Karen Kelly)

Posted by on February 18, 2013


Trance maven John O’Callaghan teams up with fellow Irish producers Full Tilt on “Breathe,” featured on Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 2013 compilation and out today as a single on Armada’s Captivating Sounds imprint. Combining warm vocals from Karen Kelly, a driving bassline, and JOC’s trademark adrenaline-baiting sound, it’s a surefire hit and one that will undoubtedly be making the rounds now that ASOT 600 has officially kicked off.

Beatport: John O’Callaghan & Full Tilt – Breathe (feat. Karen Kelly)

Trance | Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda

Posted by on February 11, 2013

ferry corsten

Kicking off an absolutely massive week of releases is Ferry Corsten with “Kudawudashuda,” and I couldn’t be more excited. The hook is catchy and dramatic, the vibe is dark and spacey, and the synthwork is top of the line (I’m a huge sucker for those staccato plucks). This is a song to lose your mind to; it’s the song that’s playing at 4 am when you’ve made it to the tail end of a deep set and time has lost all meaning. Ferry will be joining Armin van Buuren and the whole team on several legs of the ASOT 600 world tour (which launches in Madrid this Thursday), so expect to hear much of this track in the coming weeks. It’s out now on Beatport via Ferry’s own Flashover Recordings and is set to drop on iTunes on February 25.

Beatport: Ferry Corsten – Kudawudashuda

Electro-House, Trance | W&W & Ummet Ozcan – The Code

Posted by on February 4, 2013

If you are sitting down, it may be tough to stay there. Coming off of their very poignant single “Lift Off“, W&W tab Ummet Ozcan of recent “The Box” fame to come together on “The Code”, another powerful electro trance track sure to be heard pounding around the arenas as the ASOT 600 circuit commences in under 2 weeks. Opposing big room builds with a heavy kick, electro growls and pulsing synths, the trio masterfully weave together elements of various genres, leaving behind the ideas of what one is expected to do and craft an outstanding track that will have lasting impacts on their discography’s and sets for many months to come.

Beatport: W&W & Ommet Ozcan – The Code

Trance | Armin van Buuren – Communication Part 3 (Remixes)

Posted by on February 4, 2013

Armin van Buuren’s 1999 hit “Communication” is undoubtedly one of the most iconic tracks in trance. Its dark, haunting melody has stood the test of time, and while it certainly has a classic, late 90’s vibe it also still sounds amazing in 2013. Over the years it has seen two major remakes (Part 2 in 2000 and Part 3 in 2007), and now, in what is perhaps a long overdue move from Armada Music, it’s getting the full remix treatment (from four of trance’s brightest stars, no less).

All of these remixes are excellent in their own right. John Askew — a genre purist who recently took to Facebook to decry the amount of electro house currently being passed off as trance (#respek) — puts out a techy and monstrously hard-hitting rework at 140 bpm. Faruk Sabanci’s rendering enhances the airy piano theme and retools the main hook into a big, dramatic, and utterly riveting cascade of synths. Expect to hear a lot of his remix now that we’re getting into ASOT 600 season. James Dymond folds orchestral strings and choral bursts on top of some relentless kicks, while Thomas Heredia gives the track sawtoothy, electro-tinged heft. On the whole, all four producers did an absolutely fantastic job reinterpreting a rather unimpeachable classic. Listen to Armin’s original version at the top, and then check out the finished products below.

Beatport: Armin van Buuren – Communication Part 3 (Remixes)