Franky Jones is an alias of Frank Sels, a DJ, producer and labelowner from Mechelen in Belgium. Frank is a well known name in the dance music industry for more than 35 years already. As a DJ he did perform in many famous clubs and at lots of major festivals, all around the world.
Let’s recap… because a whole lot’s happened in a relatively short space. Heralded by three clubfloor-natured singles, ‘Guiding Light’ - the tenth album collection from legendary electronic musician Paul van Dyk - was primed for release back in April.
During these difficult COVID-19 times, without parties and with hardly a chance to head for the sunnier countries on vacation, no Ibiza, we spend more time at home and when it gets sunny, in our gardens or on our balconies. So what better music for that than some nice progressive music.
Keeping the scene on its toes, last year’s ‘Search’ culminated in the November arrival of ‘ISOS’s first ‘winter edition’. With 2020 however, series-braintrust Black Hole Recordings have restored release balance to ‘In Search Of Sunrise’s force (they figured you could use the dependability!)
Different times mean different pleasures, which musically has taken producers to some less expected places of late. Not least Cold Blue, for whom the six months - following the December release of his debut album - have not been the anticipated ones.
Leon Bolier has released his first single on the Flashover Recordings label and what a record it is! ‘Perpetual’ contains everything that the fans are looking for. Excited about the groove and melody of this track?
SHINE Ibiza tried their best to bring SHINE back to Eden this summer.
Unfortunately, the current situation makes it impossible to create
a fun, safe and politically approved environment for you.
International Music Summit (IMS), the premier platform for business, culture and education in global electronic music, released the annual IMS Business Report, authored by data analyst Kevin Watson. Used by professionals across the industry, it is an essential and trusted tool used to assess the performance of the previous year.
Our old friend Richard Durand is back with a new masterpiece to light up your dancefloor called ‘Perseverance’. Impressive psy percussion, zaps and FX all intertwine and flow effortlessly together to create a highly addictive groove.
It feels like an indecent amount of time since Mark Sherry served us a Prism collection… On 2nd thoughts, there’s no ‘almost’ about it – it has! But Captain Outburst has been anything but idle, spending the interim DJing, A&Ring, label running, ‘Confirm Humanity’-releasing, remixing, producing and mastering his way around the known dance universe.
Leon Bolier is a DJ and producer born and raised in Elspeet, The Netherlands. During the years he has produced trance tracks under lots of different project names, such as Precursor, Surpresa, Inner Stories, Subsphere, Solar Express and of course under his own name Leon Bolier.
‘The Phuture’ by Allen Watts and Steve Dekay is featured on the A State Of Trance 2020 album and we know why! The amazing track is definitely one for in your favorites playlist.
For those of us who were into dance music back in the mid-00s, there are several tracks that we remember being everywhere. We couldn’t go to the gym or shopping for clothes without hearing them. Every time we went to the Virgin Megastore when we went to the Dance section we would find compilation CDs and those songs were there too.
It took a shade under 30 months for Pure Progressive to rock past its 100th release. That was time enough for the label to bring music from near enough every prog operator of note through its doors and onto floors. Barone, O’Glue, Saint-Jules, Schossow, Driftmoon, label honch Solarstone (naturally) - you name ‘em, they’ve all received their PP pin.
Giuseppe Ottaviani is gifting us with an amazing track yet again! ‘Till We Meet Again’ is filled with soaring synths and beautiful harmonies.