Monday, September 4, 2017

Track Review: "Collider" by Danilo Ercole

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! 

Friday, September 1, 2017

What are your favorite Uplifting Trance tracks of all time?

When electronic dance music was in its infancy, there weren't the different genres many see today. In fact, trance, techno, and electronica were all molded into one. This was the time of DJ Tiesto, if you know what I mean? Anyway, now genres have sub-genres, and fans have found their passion in supporting these sub-genres.  What is the difference between PURE trance and UPLIFTING trance? Not much, both have those infectious melodies and beat drops that makes trance just that, trance. However, uplifting really does uplift your moods in a euphoric way.

Knowing this, what are your favorite uplifting trance tracks of all time?

Submitted by Patrick Naranjo

Submitted by Juan Andrade

Courtesy of The Grand Sound 

Album Review: 'Materia' Chapter Two by Cosmic Gate

As a trance music fan, there has been many FANTASTIC album releases and tracks in 2017.  This includes Chapter One of this series, that was previously reviewed. Trance Elitists will tell you that Cosmic Gate has lost their touch, but not here on this blog.  Cosmic Gate have been producing great trance music and sets for many years, and deserve respect from the community. Their collaborations with Emma Hewitt and JES have been some of the best vocal trance tracks ever produced. Not to mention one of the BEST trance tracks of all time in "Exploration of Space".

Not many artists are releasing full length albums these days, let alone, two chapters.  Please listen to Chapter Two in its entirety.  The album has been mastered beautifully, and can remind you of one of their sets. In fact, all collaborations on this album are brilliant.  The vocals from Eric Lumiere in "Bigger Than We Are" continue to slay as well. Enjoy the collaborations with Super8 & Tab, Markus Schulz, Alastor, Sarah Lynn, and Arnej. Please support this album in any way you can by buying AND streaming!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Album Review: 'Sunset Aftermath' Deluxe Edition by 4 Strings

Once upon a time, there was the release of track called "Take Me Away" by 4 Strings.  This track has gone on to be one of the most revered trance tracks if not electronic dance music tracks of all time.  You may or may not be aware of their influence on the genre of trance, but their latest album will support their influence. Over the past year, there has been a release of few tracks off of the album that has gotten support in many sets as well radio shows/podcasts. 

The quality of tracks on 'Sunset Aftermath' is just phenomenal. From euphoric to vocal to progressive trance, there is a track or two on the Deluxe Edition that will suit most trance fans.  "Illumina" immediately sets the tone for the album with its anthemic melodies and beat drops. The vocals by Carol Lee on "Emotions Away" slay, and after a few listens, you will be singing along. In fact, every track featuring a vocalist is just fantastic. From beginning to end, this is just a quality album. Please support this album on iTunes, Amazon or any other buying platform! 

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!