Trance | Andy Duguid & Audrey Gallagher – In This Moment

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Andy Duguid & Audrey Gallagher - In This MomentWhile other labels like Armada and Anjunabeats have evolved and expanded their sounds to include the many variations of trance, Black Hole Recordings has been one of the few label strongholds for the traditional trance sound. The latest offering from the label comes from Scotsman Andy Duguid, who tabs noted trance vocalist Audrey Gallagher to provide an etheral top line for this track. The BPM is not going to crush you into a wall like a John O’Callahan track, but the uplifting qualities are more than present with fast moving key play, a euphoric melody and matching vocals. Yes there is the opening cymbal from “Levels” in there, so don’t despair, but rather just listen to the whole track and you will see why.

Beatport: Andy Duguid & Audrey Gallagher – In This Moment

Contests, Events | Don’t Bring Sand To The Beach – Ticket Giveaway!

Posted by on January 27, 2013

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Bay Area people! I am excited to announce that we are doing a ticket giveaway for the 4th annual Don’t Bring Sand To the Beach (DBSTTB) in Palo Alto, California! Last year’s wild sold out event with Dim Mak artist Autoerotique headlining was insane, and this years DBSTTB is stepping it up and bringing in TJR to headline! This year, two local Bay Area companies Leve1 Events and Top Shelf Lighting and Event Services are teaming up to make this event bigger and better than ever, you don’t want to miss this.

Enter the giveaway below and hit the jump for more info and ticket links!



Electro, Trance | La’Reda – Synthasouras Rex + Risk Everything

Posted by on October 8, 2012

Electro duo La’Reda is back again with a release on Black Hole Recordings of two of their monster tunes Synthasourus Rex and Risk Everything . The jump-up style these guys brings always gives an uplifting feeling to their tunes, which sets the stage for their live performances. These guys know how to add a taste of bass and distortion to their tracks giving a heavy aspect to go along with their catchy melodies and nice chord progressions. Both tracks have great melodies with a hint of Nicky Romero’s lively Electro distorted synths setting the pace of each trance/electro blended track.  Grab both of these monster tunes off of Beatport HERE.


Albums, Contests, Featured, Trance | Andain – You Once Told Me Signed Album Giveaway

Posted by on September 24, 2012

11 years in the making, after breaking up for a time and countless delays, Andain’s first artist album “You Once Told Me” has finally been released. Andain, comprised of Josh Gabriel from Gabriel & Dresden fame and Mavie Marcos have put out singles and demos here and there over the past decade, but finally after really focusing on getting the album done, Andain “You Once Told Me”, the full product has finally come to fruition. In the past 2 years with the release of “Promises” and “Turn Up The Sound” and its remixes, indications pointed towards the possibility of a finished album, but like Chicago Cubs fans or people waiting for “Detox”, they knew not get their hopes up too high.

However, all of that painful waiting is over and we have “You Once Told Me”. The album combines uplifting trance tracks with more chilled out acoustic tracks, with a few more upbeat tracks sprinkled in. This is not your 136bpm trance that pounds you into submission, nor is it your current brand of trance being headed by Anjunabeats that fuses progressive house and trance. This is its own sound, with substantial variation from track to track exemplified in songs like “Promises” that slows down the tempo with a varying bass line and growling undertones, “You Once Told Me” & “Ave Maria”, which pick up the pace and provides more upbeat elements of the album and “Taken Away” with its easygoing melody of guitar, flute and bells that lends to the more soothing side of the album. Deviating from the Gabriel & Dresden sound, Andain shows the musical complexity and creativity vested in Josh Gabriel as he continues to blaze his own unique musical trail as a member of both Andain & Gabriel & Dresden

We are proud to be teaming up with Andain to do a giveaway of 4 signed copies of the album. To enter there are 2 simple steps:

1. Like both FreshNewTracks & Andain on Facebook.
2. Comment on this post saying why you want to win it (leave your real info or else you can’t win).
The winner will be announced next Sunday night at 8pm EST.

FreshNewTracks | Andain