Events | Ultra Music Festival Phase 1 Trailer

Posted by on January 5, 2013

Ready for Miami yet? Well here is the trailer for the complete first lineup announcement after Avicii leaked the original about a week ago. This announcement comes with a few new additions in Rudimental, Disclosure, Major Lazer and Modestep, rounding out what should be an excellent balance of all genres and live performances. The trailer uses “Everyday” so that means that they have to get the melodic master, right…. right? Also something I failed to inlcude last time was that ASOT leaked its ridiculous lineup of Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Norin & Rad, Paul van Dyk, Tritonal, W&W, which makes you wonder, when do you ever leave that tent? Hit the jump for the full lineup.



Trance | Norin & Rad – Five Finger Death Punch / DeVas

Posted by on September 20, 2012

Orange Country trance duo Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember, better known as Norin & Rad, have been on the come up for quite some time with releases on all the big trance labels, Anjunabeats, Armada, Coldhabor, Enhanced, though their natural home has been Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats. After watching them crush it at Electric Zoo on Friday at the Group Therapy stage, they follow up with this two track EP that includes the heavily supported “Five Finger Death Punch”. It starts with flowing, spacey chords that gain steam with an accelerated melody and bass line and then hit a break of chugging percussive beats. “DeVas” may be the little brother of the two tracks, but it is one one you would be remiss to overlook.

Beatport: Norin & Rad – Five Finger Death Punch / DeVas

Albums, Trance | Anjunabeats Volume 9 (Mixed By Above & Beyond) Review

Posted by on November 15, 2011

Anjunabeats Volume 9 is a mix compilation of 28 new and unreleased songs from artists on Anjunabeats mixed by Above and Beyond. It is a compilation that will leave you speechless with the range of styles and mastery displayed by these artists. All 28 songs are mixed, but it is separated into 2 separate mix CDs, where the style changes somewhat. The first CD is what Anjunabeats is known for and what its fans all around the world love it for. It starts off perfectly with one of Above & Beyond’s new tracks “Tokyo” with a teasing piano lead, relaxing synth build and soft choral chants to get you into the rest of the volume. The first CD is that melodic, euphoric trance with sensitive piano leads, flowing synth melodies, easy bass, smooth violin samples and of course the occasional female vocals that we all expect from Anjunabeats. This CD includes 2 NEW releases from Above and Beyond, Oliver Smith, Andrew Bayer, Norin & Rad and others. The second CD is more of the progressive trance/house type of releases from Anjunabeats. It has several already released remixes and singles on Anjunabeats such as Arty “Kate”, Mat Zo “Frequency Flyer” and Jaytech’s “New Vibe”. This is more upbeat trance, while maintaining the structure, bass, sensitive piano leads and uplifting synth melodies that Anjunabeats is known for. CD 2 includes the much anticipated release from Mat Zo & Arty “Mozart” and new songs from Cramp, Jaytech and others. Here are some samples from both CDs for you to listen to and if you want to get the album you can buy it from the Anjunabeats store HERE, or on iTunes HERE.
CD 1:
PREVIEW: Above & Beyond – Formula Rossa

PREVIEW: Andrew Bayer & Matt Lange Feat Kerry Leva – In And Out Of Phase

PREVIEW: Cramp – RUN116

CD 2:
PREVIEW: Mat Zo & Arty – Mozart

PREVIEW: Above & Beyond Feat Richard Bedford – Every Little Beat (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love Mix)

PREVIEW: Sunny Lax – Contrast