Events | A State Of Trance 600 New York After Parties

Posted by on March 8, 2013


The afterparties for A State Of Trance 600 in New York have been announced with 3 of the acts performing that night at MSG taking the stage at two seperate venues, Best Buy Theater and Pacha NYC. Marcus Schulz will be performing alongside his friend and frequent collaborator, Ferry Corsten at Pacha with Mike Saint-Jules in support. At the Best Buy Theater, W&W will be headlining alongside Jochen Miller and local Eco in what should be a heavier after party. Both of the shows have their distinct advantages / differences in terms of venue, lineup etc, so make the decision and be ready to continue going once MSG kicks everyone out before 1am. Ticket info below.

Best Buy Theater Tickets | Pacha NYC Tickets

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.


Preview, Trance | Wach Pres. Oussama Mlaouhia – Tunisia (Original Mix)

Posted by on May 24, 2012

Hold the phone. Who tuned into ASOT today? I did, and Armin just dropped the below track as this week’s Future Favorite, and it pretty much blew my mind. Who is Wach, you ask? Great question. His SoundCloud reveals that he’s an up-and-coming 17 year-old producer (real name: Oussama Mlaouhia) from TUNISIA, of all unlikely but amazing places (hence the title, I guess) who is just breaking into the game but clearly has prodigious talent. Awesome. Simply awesome. This track is the definition of top quality trance; it boasts a driving beat, some riveting and intense breakdowns, and a stirring melody that will give you chills. In fact, it’s precisely the kind of thing you’d expect to hear heavy hitters like Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Jochen Miller and of course Armin himself drop into their live sets. “Tunisia” will officially be released on Blue Soho Recordings in the near future, but for now you can download the ASOT rip for free below.

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Progressive House, Trance | Cosmic Gate Remixes

Posted by on March 23, 2012

First up is Cosmic Gate’s massive remix of Emma Hewitt’s single “Colours”. The single was already given remix treatment by the legend Armin van Buuren, the German trance duo gives it a go with this incredible uplifting, energetic remix, utilizing Emma Hewitt’s stunning vocals to perfection as only they would know coming off of their smash single “Be Your Sound” together.

Emma Hewitt – Colours (Cosmic Gate Remix) – Beatport Link
Emma Hewitt – Colours (Cosmic Gate Remix) – iTunes Link

Somewhat lost in the fact in the release of Cosmic Gate’s remix of “Colours” was the fact that they also released their remix of “Wild & Perfect Day”. They make this track a little more trancey, taking out much of the uplifting synth and piano melody and replacing with a harder trance melody that works just as well. The catchy vocals remain and the bass line becomes a bit more developed.

Rank 1 & Jochen Miller feat. Sarah Bettens – Wild and Perfect Day (Cosmic Gate Remix) – Beatport Link
Rank 1 & Jochen Miller feat. Sarah Bettens – Wild and Perfect Day (Cosmic Gate Remix) – iTunes Link

After jump I included another Cegor remix, which is a great smooth progressive track with a quality piano lead and an uplifiting synth melody.


Trance, Videos | Trance Tuesday

Posted by on February 7, 2012

As promised last week, the second part of Dash Berlin’s music video series with his two singles “Better Half Of Me” & “World Falls Apart”. This Trance Tuesday has a strong progressive house influence, but these are big name artists with Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Jochen Miller, Nitrous Oxide’s remix of Above & Beyond’s “Formula Rossa” and others all contributing massive stuff recently. There are also some more traditional trance gems as well later in the post. Armin creates this more progressive house remix of Kirsty’s “Twilight” for Zouk Records, with some amazing female vocals, a well constructed guitar lead and pulsing synth chords. Get it on BEATPORT.

The trance legend, Paul van Dyk is getting ready to release his 6th artist album “Evolution” on April 3rd and just gave out a single for free to help promote the album. It is more of a progressive house type of a track, which could show a direction of the album, but I don’t think it is just because it features Austin Leeds, who is known for his progressive house. Get the free download and preorder the Album HERE.
Paul van Dyk feat. Austin Leeds – Verano

Jochen Miller teams up with Rank 1 to create this massive track with outstanding vocals from Sarah Bettens. Smooth melodic synths and a steady bassline mark this song with the perfect accompaniment of female vocals. Get it on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Rank 1 & Jochen Miller feat. Sarah Bettens – Wild & Perfect Day (Extended Mix)

This song from Ummet Ozcan starts out as what you would think would be a pretty standard trance build with a few piano motifs thrown in, but at around the 3 minute mark the song changes character rather drastically and drops into an uplifting progressive tune led by piano and light synths. Get it on BEATPORT.
DOWNLOAD: Ummet Ozcan – Cocoon (Original Mix)

Nitrous Oxide puts their own spin on this amazing single from the potent trance trio, Above & Beyond. The Polish trance producer keeps much of the original structure to the song, but adds a different feel to the bassline and a little more to the melody. Get it on BEATPORT. More trance tracks after the jump.
DOWNLOAD: Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa (Nitrous Oxide Remix)