Where else can you find a Brazilian-style carnival in Europe in the thick of December and (just to hedge our bets!) taking place in a former grain silo?!! Yes indeed, in a riotous blaze of colour, clamour and glamour Grotesque’s year-sign-off fiestas its way back into Rotterdam’s Maassilo complex this month.
This December will see the release of ‘Sonder’ – the sophomore solo LP from Moonbeam founder Pavel Khvaleev. Following his 2017’s ‘Rebirth’ debut, ‘Sonder’ is a continuation of effectively his life’s work: breaking down the barrier between what we hear and what we see.
Autumn… and as Pure Trance’s datebook runs, the end of its seventh year as a scene force. This, like the six before it, comes marked in the time honoured way through ‘Solarstone Presents Pure Trance’. And just like the previous 6, we are giving away a copy!
For this week's vlog Twan van Loon from Muzikxpress sat down with Nick Bracegirdle a.k.a. Chicane, about his trance classic "Offshore", his new artist album "The Place You Can't Remember, The Place You Can't Forget", his "Sun:Sets" radio show and more!
There are few absolute certainties in life. Night does indeed follow day, autumn makes way for winter, trance is eternal and – in no way coincidental - another Giuseppe Ottaviani floor-rapturer is only ever around the corner. A man who hasn’t broken his production stride in a dozen+ years has had another nonstop 365 of it in 2018.
At NYC’s Marquee Club last Friday night, Markus Schulz picked up the 2018 award for America’s Best DJ. Having hit the #1 spot in DJ Times’ annual reader’s poll back in 2012, Markus repeated this just 2 years later. Having seen off competition from a host of fellow US DJ glitterati, Markus brought home the title for a record-breaking third time.
The winter is finally kicking in which means that the end of 2018 is approaching. And thát means that the TrancePodium Awards & Top 20 Tracks Of 2018 Poll is coming up!
You’ve had ‘Music Rescues Me’, the single. Last month we gave you Music Rescues Me’, the preview show (presented at London’s titan Printworks). We reckon appetites have been whetted enough.
Main event time.
After recently revealing the ‘Lifting You Higher’ theme for ASOT 900, Armin van Buuren has unveiled the full line-up for the highly anticipated event in Utrecht, the Netherlands on 23 February 2019.
Together, they’ve mixed compilations, regularly recorded for the same label and even (rumour even has it!) share the same dentist. Yet somehow a studio side-by-side between John O'Callaghan & Cold Blue has remained MIA. That is until now.
Earlier this month, Pure Trance V7 mixed by Solarstone, Lostly ánd Kristina Sky was released. To celebrate this massive release we dedicated The TrancePodium Podcast 039 to it and as our guest we have no one other than the person taking care of the 1st CD of Pure Trance V7: Kristina Sky.
Everybody is evolving. Electronic music is evolving.
A new album by Ronski Speed shows how he evolved over the last few years.
One moment it’s all the light, bright and emotional summer height and then we’re back to black! The Coldharbour Family’s bloodlines are getting mixed this fall, and with results most tonally dark & thrilling in nature. Legends both established & new are in the mix, with an incestuously interconnecting cabal of producers pulling the studio levers.
Earlier this year Mike Dierickx a.k.a. M.I.K.E. Push came with the stunning news that he would take back his old Push alias to record a new album. Refreshed, but undoubtfully with that typical Push sound he released 'Together We Rule The World' last September. And we are giving away 3 copies!
Earlier this year, TrancePodium and Flashover Recordings collaborated for the Mangata Remix Contest. The first release of one of the two winners of that remix contest is out now!