When it comes to premium music-compilation series, there are few better indicators of merit than hitting double digits. Prizes, praises and plaudits all have their place, but in the realm of mixcomp, nothing beats enduring popularity.
EDCT releases ‘I’m Running’, ‘Landungsbrüken’ & ‘Upside Down’ have sent some sizable waves across the label pond of late, with Gundamea’s material outlining the imprint’s ‘tone & feel over genre’ A&R approach.
Dutch DJ and producer Thomas Bronzwaer is a well known name in the trance scene since the year 2003. Under his own name Thomas Bronzwaer he released tracks such as 'Shadow World', 'Resound' and 'Close Horizon'.
With their Miami Best Of 2020 set being the group’s most popular YouTube upload to date (2.2 Million views and counting!), livestream culture’s now second nature to Cosmic Gate. With March’s album-heralding Miami Open Skies livestream seeing the same trajectory, Nic & Bossi decided to follow fan requests and make a trip down Mexico in May.
Kolonie is London based Trance and Progressive DJ/producer Kane Harris who received support from big names like Paul van Dyk, Above & Beyond and Markus Schulz. TrancePodium interviewer Michelle had a chat with him about his latest single and more.
Especially in a world as volatile as ours, it’s important to have something to fall back on, a guiding light that drives away the dark. That’s what trance music is to millions of people. It elevates, it excites and it brings people together to the point where differences don’t matter.
This week Cold Blue expands on another story from last year’s ‘Summer Chills’ LP, singling out the ever-epic ‘Painting Skies’. Devolving it from the album version’s chillout origins, he’s brought in master-crafter Sunny Lax to deliver something wholly more foot-moving in nature.
The last year has been a crazy and very difficult one for all of us. Also the worldwide event industry is struggling because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Lots of events have been cancelled and postponed in the last 12 months. Who would have thought that going to a party with your friends would become such a rare thing?
The guestmix for The TrancePodium Podcast 054 is a great producer set from Davey Asprey, #88 in last years TrancePodium Top 100 DJs. His set is followed by this episode's resident mix by Walter K, also known under his former moniker R33.
Fisherman is an alias of Dutch DJ and producer Isaac Vissers. Together with Rob Koopmans a.k.a. Hawkins, he was responsible for the duo Fisherman & Hawkins. They were mostly known for their classic 'Apache', which came out in January 2013 via Coldharbour Recordings.
‘Return To Life’ is the first track to be taken from the third artist album from DJ, producer and revered underground operator Rob ‘Activa’ Stevenson. Set for release later in 2021, it’ll open a now highly anticipated new chapter in a book once thought complete.
Less alias, and evermore full-blown alter ego, Pavel Khvaleev is back in a PARAFRAME state of mind this week, ready to deliver more imaginative electronic music eclectics.
It’s been seven years - and some long ones at that - since Solarstone last designed and constructed an ‘Electronic Architecture’. While ‘EAs’ 1 thru ‘3' maintained a regular release pulse, with each year that followed 2014, the series’ absence has been felt evermore acutely.
The gateway to May sees VII turn loose ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ – the label’s hotly anticipated fourth double disc music comp. Mixed & compiled by respected trance pioneer and VII label boss John Askew, the album provides a brilliant expo of his bilingual approach to the genre.
Menno de Jong has some exciting news for you. This winter has seemed like the longest one we've ever experienced and although there are promises left and right of better times this summer, that still seems quite a while away. In the meantime we can all use some sort of party, right?