Trance | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on October 9, 2012

Greetings, Trance Family. I trust this post finds you well. While this particular family member is still reeling from a positively massive (to borrow Armin’s favorite word) few days — Jochen Miller and Armin van Buuren on Thursday; Above & Beyond on Saturday — it is now time to move past the weekend and pay homage to a sampling of the glorious releases that have dropped in the past week. And glorious they truly are.

First up is the remix package for the stunning “I’ll Listen,” a song that may seem languid and understated at first but which proves wickedly catchy upon subsequent listens. Never doubt the diabolical tendencies of Armin. Check out John O’Callaghan’s “dark” mix above and then join me in trance heaven after the jump.


Trance | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on July 17, 2012

Trance Family, we are back. It has been too long since I have done a Trance Tuesday post and I will make it up to you with songs that many of you trance addicts probably already have, but these are must haves for your library anyway. It took a hiatus with us going legit, but this section just had to come back and though it may not be weekly, trance will be here to stay at FNT. This post will be massive so be sure to hit check out the full post for some free tracks. Also will be a part with a few lesser known songs from the past couple months that may have slipped under the radar in your search for the best trance around.

Let’s start things off with some remixes of Armin van Buuren tracks “Suddenly Summer” and “J’ai Envie De Toi”. Argentinian duo, Heatbeat and California duo Norin & Rad (whom you will be seeing at Electric Zoo) bring their styles to this incredible vocal track from the legend himself. Heatbeat brings their hard, high energy, electro trance style to the remix, while Norin & Rad are more delicate with their approach to the synth work and the builds, though they do add a bite to it, much like Heatbeat.

Armin van Buuren – Suddenly Summer (Remixes): Beatport || iTunes || Spotify

Armin just released the remixes for his massive single under his Gaia moniker “J’ai Envie de Toi” with the rising star Tom Fall making the premier remix on the package, supported by Armin himself and played out at events such as EDC LV. While there is still something special about what Armin does with the original in all its trancey goodness, Tom Fall makes this song something that would force even the biggest trance purist to start dancing. Protoculture puts a more traditional trance spin on the track, slowing it down just a tad and mixing up the melody a bit.



Trance, Videos | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on January 31, 2012

Dash Berlin & Jonathan Mendelsohn follow up their hit single “Better Half Of Me” with the sequel, “World Falls Apart” and it easily lives up to the lofty expectations set by the “Better Half Of Me”. Dash Berlin is known for making great music videos and the above video for “Better Half Of Me” is a prime example of that. Look out for the sequel to the video of “Better Half Of Me” with the video for the song “World Falls Apart” next week here or just find it on the Armada youtube channel. This is a big week with releases from Ferry Corsten, Dash Berlin, Maor & Levi and many more. These are all great uplifting trance songs for either relaxing or cruising down the freeway. Be sure to be on the look out for Ferry Corsten’s upcoming album “WKND” on February 24th and if you like these songs check out the artists on facebook etc. Do not pass up on these quality tracks from the 1st to the last, and support the artists on Beatport. I also included Dj Shogun’s radio show podcast and another song after the jump..

DOWNLOAD: Ferry Corsten ft Ben Hague – Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Original Extended Mix)

BUY: Ferry Corsten ft Ben Hague – Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Original Extended Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Dash Berlin ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – World Falls Apart (Club Mix)

BUY: Dash Berlin ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – World Falls Apart (Club Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Boom Jinx Feat. Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Maor Levi Remix)

BUY: Boom Jinx Feat. Justine Suissa – Phoenix From The Flames (Maor Levi Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Reminder – On The Beach (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)

BUY: Reminder – On The Beach (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Stonevalley – Hybrid (Original Mix)

BUY: Stonevalley – Hybrid (Original Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Ozo Effy – Endless World (Original Mix)

BUY: Ozo Effy – Endless World (Original Mix)



Trance, Videos | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on January 24, 2012

That looks like one of the best offices to work in; great music, great label and Mat Zo causally djing in the background. Where do I apply? Tritonal & Ben Gold have released their much anticipated dub remix of Tritonal’s “Slave”, which has been one of the biggest tracks on various podcasts and web shows from Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Above & Beyond among others for the past month. This song just has to be bought by you guys. Not only is it an outstanding song, but Tritonal is also giving out 5, yes 5 exclusive mashups if you buy this song between today and the 27th. If that was not enough, if you buy it within the next 24 hours, you also have a chance to win tickets to their show in Leeds with Gareth Emery and Andy Moor, among others. Convinced yet? I know I bought this song. Details right HERE and more on their FACEBOOK. Get this on BEATPORT.
LISTEN: Tritonal – Slave (Tritonal & Ben Gold Club Dub)

Eco, a trance Dj and producer based out of New York just released this two song EP on Armada Records that is simply stunning. With a simple yet effective bass line, these songs have slow, measured builds that pace their way into melodic breaks with uplifting synth work that is worthy of establishing Eco as one of the elite US trance producers. Get the EP on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Eco – When I’m Gone (Original Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Eco – We Watched The Sunrise Till Our Eyes Burned Out (Original Mix)

Stoneface & Terminal create this remix that is almost nothing like you have heard in trance before. It has a great, melodic build that suddenly drops into a very slow heavy two-step beat that then speeds up into an intense synth and bass driven drop that makes this song as wild a journey of sound as it is tempo for the listener. Get it on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Kyau & Albert – Made Of Sun (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)

Orjan Nilsen continues his 2012 right where he left off in 2011 by making absolutely massive trance tracks. He was a breakout artist in 2011 with a very successful album on Armada Records, and is only looking to build on that success in 2012. “Lucky Strike” is testament to that as a display of utmost quality from start to finish. Get this track on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Orjan Nilsen – Lucky Strike (Original Mix)

Xtigma comes out with this great single on Gareth Emery’s Garuda Records, that will surely help both the label and the artist. The song gives a great array of synth sounds with pitched synths and different tempos, as well as a great bass line underneath. Get it on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Xtigma – Burnout (Original Mix)

DJ-Set, Preview, Trance | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on January 17, 2012

Ferry Corsten previews another single to be released February 24th, from his much anticipated up coming album “WKND” that features his collaboration with Armin van Buuren “Brute
Though this song may be more of a house song than a trance song because of its 128 bpm and its sound, it is still a massive remix. An easy build with sensitive female vocals drops suddenly into an energetic, pulsing, pitched synth break. The vocals are addictive and the energy in the song is incredible. Get it on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Matt Darey feat. Leah – Hold Your Breath (Khomha Remix)

This next remix from Duderstadt has been much supported from industry leaders like of Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Above & Beyond. It takes the widely successful track from Markus and mixes in an uplifting synth melody with a varying bass beat. The song has strong similarities to Arty’s “Vanilla Sky”, but it is still a great remix nonetheless. Check out the rest of the remix album as well. Get it on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Markus Schulz pres. Dakota – Gypsy Room (Duderstadt Remix)

Anjunabeats finally has finally released the single version of this amazing track from Casey Keyworth or Breakfast or just Keyworth from the Anjunabeats Vol 9. compilation. It has a very relaxed, smooth, almost ambient feel to it with some nice sax, a great bass and kick, and very quiet, sensitive synths. Also check out the Keyworth remix for a more uptempo trancey remix. Get it on BEATPORT.
Listen: Breakfast pres Keyworth – Median (Original Mix)

Beat Service is back to start 2012 after their massive remix of “Human Turbines” in 2011. This one is very close to being just as good. It has that hard synth that has become so popular in trance these days with well timed use of the female vocals on the track from Fisher and adding a little extra to the bass and synth to the create amazing, uplifting drops Beat Service is so good at making. Get this on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Fredda L & Fisher – Love You Call It (Beat Service Remix)

It is a little late on this, but here is the yearmix put together by Armin van Buuren that puts together 89 songs in 120 minutes. It is an adventure to listen to this. Full Tracklist after the jump.
DOWNLOAD: Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance Episode 541 (Yearmix 2011) 29-12-2011


Trance | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on November 30, 2011

I apologize for not posting Trance Tuesdays last week and for being late this week, it is still Tuesday in Hawaii right? I will make up for it will a ton of songs. Here is a bunch of releases from Anjunabeats off of the Anjunabeats Vol 9, including Above & Beyond, Oliver Smith & Jaytech. Also check out the remixes of the these various releases as well. Downloads are not available for all but I am sure I will make it up to you guys soon. Also the Markus Schulz anthem for Trancemission, one of the biggest trance festivals in the world, as well as Alex M.O.R.P.H and Shogun.
DOWNLOAD: Maor Levi & Bluestone – On Our Own (Original Mix)

LISTEN: Oliver Smith – Symmetry

LISTEN: Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa

Listen: Jaytech – Overdrive

DOWNLOAD: Markus Schulz – Digital Madness (Transmission 2011 Theme) (Original Mix)

DOWNLOAD: Gareth Emery feat. Mark Frisch – Into the Light (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)

DOWNLOAD: John O’ Callaghan Feat Cathy Burton – Perfection (Shogun Remix)


Trance, Videos | Trance Tuesdays

Posted by on November 8, 2011

The chance of a lifetime for you producers out there to create one of the anthems for ASOT 550. Here is a sublime remix from Beat Service of Edu & Cramp’s “Human Turbines”. It is the euphoric trance we expect from Anjunabeats with an amazing bass driven drop. Get this release on Beatport HERE.
DOWNLOAD: Edu & Cramp – Human Turbines (Beat Service Remix)

Here is a mashup from Nitrous Oxide of their song “Supra” and “You Got To Go” by Above & Beyond. “You Got To Go” is a classic track off of “Group Therapy” and this mash with “Supra” adds a little more energy to the song with the sensitive vocals from Zoe Johnston.
DOWNLOAD: Above & Beyond vs. Nitrous Oxide – You Got To Supra (feat. Zoe Johnston)

Here is the latest single from up and comer Alex M.O.R.P.H on Armada records. This has those signature beautiful female trance vocals with an instrumental that has a very Armin like sound with similar sounding synths and bass line. The EP also has some solid mixes as well. Get this on Beatport HERE.
DOWNLOAD: Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Sylvia Tosun – An Angel’s Love (Vocal Mix)

Last and certainly not least, I have for you a 2 hour set that Arty played on Anjunabeats worldwide last month. It has some unreleased stuff from him and others, creating a 2 hour ride of progressive, trance and electro. Tracklist after the jump.
DOWNLOAD: Arty Anjunabeats Worldwide October FINAL