Tuesday, October 10, 2017
When a great track is made to begin with, the remix possibilities are endless. This is evident by "Destiny" by David Thulin & Euphoric Nation featuring Spencer Llyod. The original mixes were reviewed on this blog many months ago, and the time has come to highlight new remixes. As explained many time before, the world of electronic dance music is vast, and thus many sub-genres can get the love via one track. Want a few chill progressive house mixes? You are covered thanks to Kris Haulund. Let's embrace all of the trance with the remixes by John Gregory and Michael Feron.
One thing is for sure, that OHM Music is making it's stride with available talent. Those looking for some great new sounds for their collection should not be disappointed with these remixes. Enjoy a taste of what is to be released November 3rd!
Monday, October 9, 2017
After attending two concerts recently that just happened to be big tours of well known musicians, it felt important to highlight their opening acts a little better. One band that was a pleasant surprise, and two others, that proved to be great singers. One thing other than music in common, all women. Yes, time to showcase more talent by the "inferior sex". Did you catch the sarcasm?
Warpaint: Opened for Depeche Mode on their Global Spirit Tour with their original songs. The musicianship was fantastic, and the quality of songwriting did not go unnoticed. They have been highlighted in Rolling Stone as well: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-warpaint-preview-lp-with-seductive-new-song-w432084
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Alina Baraz: First of two opening acts for Coldplay on A Head Full of Dreams Tour, and it was evident by her vocals and electronic influenced music that it meshed with the overall vibe of the night. Looking forward to following her career for future years! For more information: http://www.alinabaraz.com/
Photo Courtesy of Billboard
Tove Lo: Second of two opening acts for Coldplay on A Head Full of Dreams Tour. With her collaboration with Coldplay to her hits on the charts, this only made sense. The best part of her performance was listening to her lesser known songs. Loved her mic announcements of both "Bitches" and "Disco Tits" due to the shock and awe from the crowd. Billboard Article: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7534044/tove-lo-feminism
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
When passion for quality music outweighs the business side of things, the sky is the limit. In this case, OHM Music is slowly but surely infiltrating the trance scene through their releases. Label owner Omair Mirza is back with "The Kingmaker" by collaborating with Josh Bailey.
"The Kingmaker" captures trance in its purest form with intriguing melodies and fantastic beat drops. The background vocals/chant leave you guessing more throughout the track. Do you prefer the original mix or the extended mix? Highly recommend you pick up your copy on October 20th!
Monday, September 25, 2017
Let's not sugarcoat it, you know Coldharbour Recordings is having a great year of releases in the trance scene. More specifically, Dave Neven has been one of those with great original tracks as well as remixes of beloved tracks. 'Bliss' E.P. has THREE great tracks for your trance loving heart to enjoy!
"Bliss", "A Trip Around the Sun", and "Moon Shadow" not only have a obvious theme by name, but also in music. The anthemic melodies and beat drops with the signature Coldharbour sound are just too infectious to pass up. This is evident by plays in sets by Markus Schulz as well as others within the scene. Please pick up your copy now to support all the hard work by Dave Neven!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
In a recent Band Highlight on this blog, you were introduced to A New Nowhere. Contrary to popular belief, this blog does not just favor certain genres of music. Read the mission statement above. This Alternative Rock band from the UK is set to release their new album, and along with that comes their latest single.
"Lighting" begins with great percussion, then the guitars hit you in the face, but in a good way. The vocals begin, and well you are hooked. The song continues to build with each layer of vocals, key changes, and drums. The song is well written from beginning to end. The lyrics take you on a journey, and as previously written, so does the musicianship. "Lightning" is released on Spotify and iTunes on September 30th! Please support them by picking up your copy!
It's time to shed some light on the genre of house music. A close cousin to trance, house has kept its longevity in the world of electronic dance music (EDM). Along with OHM Music, Sunlight Project has been featured on this blog for a previous trance track, but a review of their new house track "Something Deeper" is necessary.
For those new to house, enjoy the slower yet enticing vibes. House is known for a more relaxed vibe than intense beat drops previously mentioned in the world of trance. "Something Deeper" is one of those tracks. The vocals and melodies in the track are just as infectious as the house beats, and this leaves the world open for great remixes. Pay close attention to the Ellez Ria remixes once this track is released on October 2nd!
Monday, September 4, 2017
Regardless of the bias here at the blog, a new trance track has been making its rounds in sets and radio shows/podcasts in recent weeks. OHM Music has once again teamed up with Danilo Ercole. "Collider" in the original mix has infectious melodies and delicious beat drops. The extended mix only enhances your listening pleasure. The Harry Square mixes add even more layers to the track. Please Pre-Order this track, and support the wonderful trance by the team!