Albums, Trance | Andain – You Once Told Me (Album Preview)

Posted by on August 22, 2012

11 years in the making, Andain the duo comprised of Josh Gabriel of Gabriel & Dresden and vocalist Mavie Marcos (guitarist David Penner left in 2006), are finally going to release their first album “You Once Told Me” after many singles, demo leaks and even breaking up for a year. Josh Gabriel & Mavie Marcos reformed Andain in 2007, but productivity in the form of releases never came until “Promises” was released in 2011 with the support of the larger DJ and dance music community. The release of “Turn Up The Sound” and the subsequent remixes showed that they were getting serious about releasing new material and the hope of an album was not just wishful thinking.

With the announcement of this 11 track album to be released September 24th, fans can celebrate and the final wave of anticipation can begin. The album mixes more club oriented tracks with acoustic ones to create a full body of work that shows the full spectrum of their sound. The album has a soothing quality to it with acoustic instruments and trancey synths creating a very airy, calming atmosphere. It also includes relatively upbeat moments during tracks like “Turn Up The Sound”, “Promises” and You Once Told Me”, but overall album is much more chilled out than Josh Gabriel’s work with Dave Dresden, showing the musical complexities of his persona. Stay tuned for more about this soon as there might just be a giveaway…

Events, Preview | Ferry Corsten — Full On @ Roseland Ballroom, 8/31

Posted by on August 20, 2012

Electric Zoo is right around the corner (more on that later), and even if you’re going to be raging at the festival for all three days you’re going to want something to fill the hours between 11 pm and 4 am. Trust me. Fortunately, the good people at MadeEvent have obliged all of you night owls by keeping the party going long after the shuttle pulls out of Randall’s Island each night, and while there are plenty of excellent options to explore, there are a few parties in particular that we’re especially excited to attend. On Friday night, we’ll be hitting Ferry Corsten’s global blow-out event, Full On, which he is bringing to North America for the very first time since its Rotterdam debut in 2007. Objectively speaking, this is kind of a big deal — Full on Ferry has taken over dance floors everywhere from Ibiza to Bangkok (including London’s O2 Academy this past New Year’s Eve) and features festival-quality production and energetic B2B sets. With support from Gabriel & Dresden, Michael Woods and Anjunabeats rising star Audien, it’s going to be a night you won’t want to miss.

Website // Tickets

Song to know: Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz – Loops and Tings (Extended Mix)

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Drum & Bass, House, Trance | Andain – Turn Up The Sound (Remixes Part 2)

Posted by on July 11, 2012

Andain – Turn Up The Sound is a song that lends itself to be remixed with a smooth melody that can be easily manipulated and beautiful vocals from Andain. American Trance legends, Gabriel & Dresden, put together a euphoric trance remix with a quick piercing bass line and an uplifting melody will make you want to just close your eyes and float away. For me I like it better than the Tydi remix, but it is very close. French producer / DJ Tristan Garner adds his flavor to the mix keeping the vocals, while adding a hard chopped electro drop that will satisfy those looking for something heavier. Zetandel gives us a very smooth, relaxed remix hence the “Chillout Remix” with reverbed key play and a subtle bass line. Stratus goes all the way with a drumstep remix of the track with some crunchy synths layers with pitched synths.