With a liquid-cool progressive trance production tucked under one arm and a gift of a panpipe riff under the other, close to a decade ago ‘Dream Makers’ strode out of the blue sonic yonder. The men behind it were John Steven and Yiannis-Roberto Hadjicharalambous - far better know to fraternity-trance as Kuffdam & Plant.
The 10th episode already of our exclusive 'The Track That...' series. This time Tim Stark interviewed Roger Shah who has recently released volume 6 of his mix compilation series 'Magic Island'.
If, from its sequentially un-synched ‘13.5’ numerals, you were to guess that change was afoot with the mix-comp line that MIXMAG calls “the greatest trance series of them all!", well… you might be right.
Paul Moelands (a.k.a Re:Locate) and Robert Nickson proudly present their full length artist album ‘Essence’ initially available in ‘Standard’ and ‘Deluxe’ editions on Molekular Sounds, at Raz Nitzan Music (RNM) label.
The long awaited results for this year's TrancePodium Top 100 DJ Poll are in! With nearly as many votes as last year, we'd like to thank everyone who voted and helped us compile this list of the best DJ's in the world!
‘Myrki Heima’ by Oliver Englafjord is an album like no other. Its metamorphosed from late-night sonic-sketching, through YouTube beta testing on to an alias-donned/fully-fleshed 13-track body of work… 3 years in process, ‘Myrki Heima’s epic passage to album-hood culminated this July.
Down through the electronic ages, across the grand span of progressive and trance imprints, a special level of reverence is reserved for the name Bonzai Records.
Last month John 00 Fleming released the second in his ‘JOOF Editions’ mix-comp series. At nearly 4 hours long, ‘JOOF Editions’ are a genuine attempt to break free from one of the main ‘norms’ that define (or sometimes challenge even) the nature of the mix-comp.
Over its lifetime, the Magic Island series has come to typify the antithesis of the phoned-in ‘Ibiza’ compilation, which crowd-out stores throughout summer. They’re a now 7-year and - as of today - 6-release endeavour on the behalf of their creator Roger Shah, to fold the spirit, aura & essence of the Balearic way into a compilation series.
RAM: three always-capitalized letters that scene-wide, for the last five years, have become synonymous with emotive yet ballistic trance. A man who has Amsterdam all-but running through his veins, his home city has provided the base from which to triangulate his Grotesque record label, parties and weekly radio show.
‘Adiabatic’ may be his debut signing to VANDIT, but unlikely this is the first time you’re hearing the name ‘Frank Dueffel’.
In the vocal stakes, 2015 has already seen Giuseppe Ottaviani ring that Beatport chart bell good ‘n’ loud with his thrilling Jennifer Rene-vocalled ‘Lean On Me’ release!
With an outcome the scale of which few could predict, June 2014 saw Cosmic Gate land their sixth artist album. Not so much ahead of the curve, as straight-up setting it, it ushered in a new era for Nic & Bossi.
Welcome to the 9th episode of 'The Track That...'. This time Tim Stark interviewed Moonbeam who have just released their new artist album called Atom.
Ready for a slice of full-bore, double-barrelled testosterone-trance!? Well, either way… it’s coming at you! Thanks to the ever-industrious production mind of Paul Thomas, this month it’s time to get good ‘n’ ‘Blunk’!