Eyes closed. Mouth agape. Arms wide open. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when Trance lifts you up, when the evolving melodies and breathtaking breakdowns elevate you to your heart’s content. Such moments aren’t meant to ever end and Armin van Buuren steps up to keep fans going a while longer with the brand-new ‘A State Of Trance 2020’.
Backwards! Forwards!! Hell, who couldn’t use a ‘Time Machine’ right now?!
On April 17 of 2020, Paul van Dyk released his next long-form music project. It wasn't however the one you were expecting. An unprecedented move mirroring unprecedented times, Paul has placed the dancefloor-centric ‘Guiding Light’ album on ice until the day that clubbing starts to make sense again.
Things haven’t been the same since the global emergence of COVID-19. And in times like these when people need to stand together more than ever before, Armin van Buuren set out to spread a message of unity with Armin’s Dutch Week, which will see him honor his roots in the lead-up to Kingsday, the Dutch celebration of the king’s birthday on April 27.
Trance music draws inspiration from a number of areas, with a remix said to be at the origins of the genre.
This may not come as a surprise, but we regret to inform you that due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Luminosity Events had to postpone the 2020 edition of Luminosity Beach Festival in June.
Techburst Records proudly presents their 100th release - 5 years after they set off on their techno adventures together! Head honcho Mark Sherry proves to us just how versatile he is in the studio, with this 2 track EP of energetic and futuristic acidic techno goodness.
Last autumn Christina Novelli’s largely unplugged ‘Through My Eyes’ LP served as the platform for ‘It’ll End In Tears’. Unlocking her emotional gates, its soul-touching song acoustically resonated, moving the hardiest of hearts and even threatening a new best-known-for release for the singer.
There is an undeniable feeling of optimism and hope in “We Belong To The Night” JES’s newest release from her upcoming “Memento” future-spective album. Following the song’s widespread support throughout the last few months, Italy’s premiere trance talent Guiseppe Ottaviani has reimagined and remixed the track for an inspired release on Magik Muzik.
‘3’ - Solarstone’s 2019-released album brought more than its fair share of strikingly original moments. None however had more singularity than the Julie Scott-sung ‘Rainbow King’. The first time they’d worked together in a decade, it was the type of trance esoterica that only a handful of partnerships could’ve crafted.
Sander van Doorn was born as Sander Ketelaars on February 28, 1979 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Besides being a DJ and producer, Sander also runs his own label Doorn Records. Of course most people know him as Sander van Doorn, but he’s also behind projects such as Sandler, Sam Sharp and of course Purple Haze.
This time last year Cosmic Gate had to write you a big, fat ‘IOU’. Sat in the customary spring release slot for their mix-comp annual was their 20 years-crowning artist album. Priorities were priorities, they were sure you’d understand!! So #WYMS had to time-out for a year, but fast-forward twelve months and Nic & Bossi are ready to make amends.
With having well over 25 years of production under his belt, David Forbes never fails to impress us with his clinical sounding studio wizardry.
On March 27, electronic music lovers received another advance transmission from ‘Guiding Light’ - the hotly anticipated tenth artist album from Paul van Dyk. The genre pioneer has connected with Kinetica (Dee Henry) for ‘First Contact’ - their fittingly titled debut.
In 1999 Ferry Corsten and Vincent de Moor teamed up for 'Carte Blanche'; a massive trance classic which they released as 'Veracocha'.