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Friday, November 26, 2021

Switching to Twitch

 


At the beginning of November 2021, the idea to keep The Love of Music Project alive came to light with the advent of technology and platforms.  As this is a project under the BB Media Industries umbrella, it just made sense to repurpose this space from just a blog post host to other possibilities. So, the idea to make this a specifically branded Twitch stream with the ever growing popularity with content creation on Twitch has begun.  The first TWO streams were recorded, but in order to gain access to them, you must join the BB Media Industries Discord serverhttps://discord.com/invite/T9JjcAXSZM

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Album Review: 'Different' by Ruben de Ronde



If you are an avid listener and/or viewer of A State of Trance radio show, you have heard the name Ruben de Ronde as Armin van Buuren's co-host.  Ruben has made a name for himself as a great trance producer and DJ over the years. The launch of his own label Statement! under Armada has been welcomed by the trance music community as a nice addition to other labels and artist endeavors.

'Different' encompasses a multitude of progressive, vocal, and uplifting trance tracks with great collaboration both in production as well as through community ideas. As explained by Ruben in a previous ASOT episode, production ideas were implemented while streaming on Twitch, and in turn created a "different" environment to create the album. This non-traditional approach created a great all around trance album worthy of your support.

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Mix Compilation Review: 'Magic Island Vol. 9' by Roger Shah



Every Summer, fans and artists of electronic dance music descend on the Spanish island Ibiza for the International Music Summit, club residencies, and overall magical sunrises and sunsets. In fact, beaches around the world have become destinations for more than the obvious. That is why Roger Shah's Balearic sounds have resonated for years for fans of electronic dance music.

'Magic Island Vol.9' truly encompasses the progressive and Balearic vibes relaxing by a beach or imagining you are relaxing by a beach entails. Each track is magnificently mixed together for a journey to relaxation and hope.  Just like 'In Search of Sunrise' by DJ Tiesto and company did for the trance genre, 'Magic Island' keeps positive vibes alive. Please support this compilation via any method or platform of your choice! 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Album Review: 'Moons of Jupiter' by GAIA



In Trance music, DJ/Producer's aliases can be just as respected as their original names as it gives both the artists and fans the chance to embrace new creativity. Despite attempts to keep the identity of who GAIA really are a mystery based on performances in dark robes, the collaboration of Armin van Buuren & Benno de Goeij has become quite revered in electronic dance music, more importantly trance music.

'Moons of Jupiter' embraces ambient, melodic techno, and trance sounds both artists have explored via solo careers, but as GAIA, the journey they have created to honor space exploration and Jupiter's moons is quite brilliant. The connection between space and trance music has continued to intrigue and puzzle fans of the genre. As explored on this blog before, a complete album as a "mix cut" allow for a complete experience as they performed the album live before it was actually an album. You are encouraged to listen to the album in it's entirety to get the full experience, and perhaps more than once.  The long wait for this album has been well worth it, and please support the album via the many avenues and platforms available.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Album Review: 'Fate' by Rodg



Across electronic dance music genres trance, house, and techno, a particular sub-genre has been gaining steam in the form of progressive. Depending on who you talk to or your own particular research, the actual definition of progressive varies.  However, progressive styles feature a range of BPMs (beats per minute) from the lower 100s.  Thus, it provides a chill vibe, and wide array of melodic possibilities. Rodg has become a prolific artist on the Armada roster boasting great progressive trance. The ability to create aforementioned styles within the genre provides overall variety.

'Fate' is a wonderful 18 track album that takes you on a journey through progressive melodies and beats. It is hard to pin point a particular favorite track after listening through the entire album a couple of times. However, specific tracks featured on radio shows/podcasts tend to be top of mind as singles. If you like delightful progressive styles within electronic dance music, then support 'Fate' through your favorite music portal.

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Album Review: 'Confirm Humanity' by Mark Sherry



Despite highlighting many artists and genres of music on this blog over the years of its existence, it should be quite obvious the love for trance and other various forms of electronic dance music is showcased regularly. Mark Sherry has been well revered as a producer and DJ among the best for over 20 years, and yet has never released an album...UNTIL NOW.  Many revere Mr. Sherry as one of the pioneers of sub-genre Tech Trance.  The hard hitting trance with elements of techno, hence the name, tech-trance, has been gaining in popularity over the years. Outburst Records & Outburst Radio have both become well known focal point throughout the trance scene proving a great legacy by Mr. Sherry.

'Confirm Humanity' is a 18 track LP album that will take you on a journey from track #1 to #18.  For those unfamiliar with tech-trance, but love both techno and trance, you will love this entire journey.  The sub-genre has been known for artists including Mark, releasing a track or a few tracks, thus the art of a full length album should still be celebrated. Every track has great driving beats and melodic layers while offering a fresh take than other tracks within the sub-genre. As you will notice, the collaborations with other artists throughout the album, give it that flare to entice you for more. This album is released through Black Hole Recordings and is currently out for you to support where ever you support music.

 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Track Review: "The Last Thing" by Yoel Lewis & Jochen Miller



When a track is so captivating, it's hard not to highlight the talent who produced it.  The team at Coldharbour Recordings has been on a roll with recent releases on the label. Jochen Miller has been a juggernaut within the trance scene for years with brilliant melodies, and the same is true with this collaboration with Yoel Lewis.

"The Last Thing" takes you on the journey you might expect from trance music. The intro slowly builds as more melodic elements are revealed, then the beats kick in, igniting more within. As you may or may not gathered with all of the trance music featured on this blog, trance music grasps at your emotions.  Great job by Yoel & Jochen on this beautiful track! Please support this track where you support tracks!