Monday, August 7, 2017

E.P. Review: 'State of Mind' by Arkham Knights



In the vast world of trance music, there seems to be this consistency of quality music. Yes, the blog is biased towards this sub-genre, but due to the passion from the entire scene, it can not go unnoticed. Thus, as explained before on this blog, Arkham Knights has been blowing up the scene. The brother duo signed on the Coldharbour Recordings label has provided some great tracks. Not only original tracks, but remixes of familiar trance tracks as well. 

As most tracks go through a process that includes by being played in sets or radio shows/podcasts as an ID you usually try to figure out the information surrounding the track. However, as these tracks were in this stage, the distinct sound from Arkham Knights was easily identifiable. "State of Mind, "Fractured Future", and "Phantom" have that sound you have come to love that aligns well with Coldharbour sound. The melodies hook you in then you are mesmerized by the melodies, then those beat drops add just that much more. That pinch of dark techno sounds mixed with trance melodies has made this duo one of the most sought out artists in the scene. Have you picked up your copy yet?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Track Review: "Tokyo Dreams" by Alexey Polozok & Hiromori Aso



Another release out of the OHM Music label is gaining some traction. Yes, this label has a knack for finding great talent, and producing great tracks so far. This blog supports trance from many in the scene, but as you may or may not be aware, the purpose of this blog is to highlight talent. It is highly recommended that you read some if not all of the previous posts concerning this hard working label. 

"Tokyo Dreams" is that trance track that will immediately get you dancing. The layers of melodies gain your attention, then the beat drops confirm your new found love for this track.  The pattern of producing other mixes along with the original one aids to the talent founded by Alexey Polozok & Hiromori Aso. Embrace the positive vibes you feel when you hear this track in any form.  Support this track on its wide release August 14th! 

Track Review: "Virtual" by Adip Kiyoi



The beauty of the music business in general is how many adapt knowing that great music is out there to find. In this case, OHM Music is at it again by finding another trance release from an artist gaining steam in the trance scene.  The label is now on a roll with finding talent, and this blog is happy to support. "Virtual" by Adip Kiyoi is going to be one of those tracks found in many sets and radio shows/podcasts.  

The original mix gives you that pure trance sound with those layers of melodies followed by those beat drops that make up trance. However, the subsequent mixes for different moods and sets should NOT go unnoticed. If you love that pure trance sound, then support the wide release of this track August 28th! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

EP Review: 'Six PACK Volume 3' by Straight No Chaser



What is the purest form of music? That would be A Capella. Yes, using your vocal chords (voices) to their fullest ability to create beautiful music should be regarded as its own art form. This art form has embraced for many generations, and respect of this art form still needs to be celebrated today. There are many different groups out there that do this, and thanks to NBC show "Sing Off", "Glee", and the "Pitch Perfect" series of movies, A Capella has been gaining mainstream accolades. 

As explained before on this blog, Straight No Chaser began as buddies in college singing for girls and beer. However, when a reunion many years later prompted one member to post videos of their humble beginnings on YouTube, the head of Atlantic Recordings signed them for a contract. Needless to say, they have been recording and touring since 2008 professionally.

'Six PACK Volume 3' is just that, an EP of 6 songs with their signature SNC twist. They continue to produce great arrangements for their roster of talented members. As many members have explained on the podcast Trending Topics with BB, they are more known for their covers, however their original songs are just as brilliant. You will be singing along with "Sweet Dreams/Handclap Medley", "All Time Low", "That's What I Like", "Total Eclipse of the Heart", "Twistin' The Night Away", & "Beyonce Medley". Have you picked up your copy yet?

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Album Review: 'Matching Stories' by Kyau & Albert


The world of electronic dance music is vast, and as explained before, the sub-genre of trance is celebrated a lot here on the blog. Kyau & Albert have been around for many years producing many great tracks through labels like Anjunabeats and their own Euphonic. They have also been known to collaborate with others in the scene on tracks like "Fears" with Markus Schulz on his 2016 'Watch The World' album.

Their talent has not gone unnoticed here at The Love of Music Project, so when contacted by their team to write this review, the blog was honored.  A few of the tracks on 'Matching Stories' have been released as singles and supported in sets by many as well as radio shows/podcasts like Group Therapy with Above & Beyond, Global DJ Broadcast, & Corsten's Countdown. "Memory Lane" is a solid track with great vocals by Mr. Albert. In fact, there aren't many tracks that aren't featuring his vocals, and that is a-okay! However, tracks like "Love Letter From The Future" and "Bring You Back" feature the vocals of Adaja Black and Jeza. Each brings a unique sound with their vocals to each track, and the blog is pretty sure you will enjoy them.

Another welcome detail of 'Matching Stories' is the tracks that are in their native German language ("Mein Herz" & "Spuren"). It's a welcome change to hear quality vocals despite language barriers. Music has that way of breaching those barriers. If you love trance and/or vocal trance, or just learning about it, you will love this album.  Great vibes from start to finish! Have you purchased your copy yet?

Catch up on their radio show/podcast!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ferry Corsten presents Gouryella-From the Heavens-The Documentary

Obviously, there are many great documentaries about music covering composition, instrumentation, and so forth. To take it a step further, there have been some great documentaries about artists/DJs or whatever you may deem them in the trance music genre. Markus Schulz' 'Do You Dream' or Armin Van Buuren's 'A Year with Armin Van Buuren' are great in their own right, but the latest documentary from Ferry Corsten and his Gouryella alias is a masterclass on trance.  Huge congratulations to Ferry's team for capturing a journey through music, time, and space!

 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Track Review: "Scan" by Danilo Ercole


The beauty of the trance music scene is the constant supply and demand of new tracks. Another beauty is the diversity of labels and themes the scene continues to pursue. Danilo Ercole and OHM Music have been featured on this blog before, but with a new track comes a new review. Whether your taste is the uplifting, euphoric pure trance, progressive, or the new era psy-trance, the constant need for new music never ceases to amaze.

"Scan" is one of those tracks where a lot of creativity to come up with an infections melody, great beat drops, and more elements to keep you wanting more has been produced by Mr. Ercole. The following remixes provided by Matt Forner should be added to your collection as well. The anthem like nature of this track regardless of the mix, is going to be featured in sets and radio shows/podcasts for time to come. When this track gets its wide release, please support all involved by picking up yourself a copy!

Follow Danilo Ercole: https://www.facebook.com/DaniloErcoleMusic/ & http://www.twitter.com/daniloercole

Follow Matt Forner: https://www.facebook.com/mattsforner & https://twitter.com/djmattforner

Follow OHM Music: http://www.thisisohmmusic.com/, https://www.facebook.com/ThisIsOHMMusic/, & https://twitter.com/ThisIsOHMMusic