Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Band Highlight: Jasper in the Company of Others

We are Jasper in the Company of Others, a midlands based band in the UK. We are set to release a brand new single entitled 'As The Sun Rises' on April 21, 2017.  

Check out our Facebook Page for more information:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Track Review: "Mota-Mota" by Dakota (Markus Schulz) & Koen Groeneveld

It's been since 2011 Dakota the darker, deeper, alias from Markus Schulz officially had a release. However, the #UnicornSlayer has alluded to the alias being present throughout his sets and productions constantly in many interviews. Many die hard fans or #SchulzArmy welcome this alias with open arms.

This brings us to the latest track "Mota-Mota" featuring the talent of Koen Groeneveld. The track begins with a mysterious intro followed by a dark groove to get you in the mood. Then the melody kicks in giving you a since of the trance you know and love from Markus. The collaboration of dark, progressive trance plus techno allows you to dig deeper into your soul. As evident by recent articles and interviews about this upcoming 'Nine Skies' project.


Take a listen, and support the track on Beatport NOW!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Top Trance Radio Shows/Podcasts (Part 2)

Solarstone has made a name for himself in the trance scene for his commitment to Pure Trance via his record label of the same name. It only made sense for him to launch a radio show/podcast of the same name as well.

If you haven't figured it out already, when you create a trance label, the trend is to create a radio show/podcast to showcase the music. Thus, Giuseppe Ottaviani has created Go On Air radio to match the label of the same name. 

The Future Sound of Egypt label has been prolific in bringing trance of the uplifting kind as well as trance from around the world with direction from Aly & Fila.  It only makes sense to share these vibes through the radio show/podcast of the same name. 

It should go without saying, but this blog would be remiss if A State of Trance (ASOT) by Armin Van Buuren was not listed. This very popular radio show/podcast has done a lot for the trance scene as a whole, and it is all thanks to Mr. Van Burren. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Top Trance Radio Shows/Podcasts (Part 1)

This long standing radio show by Markus Schulz featuring trance from around the globe including Coldharbour Recordings. Subscribe to the podcast at or OR

Trance legend Paul Van Dyk has been producing Vonyc Sessions for quite some time now. The radio show/podcast features trance from around the globe as well as Vandit Records.


This interactive chart show features trance and other electronic dance music every week, but the catch is that the fans get vote on their favorites to create a "top 3".  Check out for more information! 

Although this radio show/podcast may not have been around as long as some already mentioned, Cosmic Gate has done well showcasing trance from around the globe as well as their label Wake Your Mind Records.  Check out for more information. 

Many years ago the trio of Above & Beyond had a radio show called Trance Around the World (TATW), well, it has morphed into the popular radio show/podcast Group Therapy.   The show has evolved to mean a lot to fans of Above & Beyond and/or Anjunabeats/Anjunadeep labels. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Song Review: "One More Night" by New Kids on the Block

Once upon a time, this blog followed the music from New Kids on the Block after their "reunion" began in 2008.  Since then most posts were moved over to a personal blog due to their lack of new music, but more events/tours.

Let's fast forward to present day, last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden, when NKOTB debuted their new single "One More Night" via a performance. The anticipation for new music has been brewing since the release of their album "10" in 2011.  Their fan base known as "Blockheads" have been loyal enough to follow regardless, but it is nice to see the release of new EP coming before The Total Package Tour with Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men begins this summer.

Will you be pre-ordering this EP to receive "One More Night" early?

Monday, March 6, 2017

Track Review: "Chasing Lights" by Monoverse

Monoverse may be new to you if you are new to the trance music scene, but if you have been following his releases on various labels or experienced any of his sets recently, you know Monoverse is making strides. Monoverse just recently signed with Aly & Fila's Future Sound of Egypt, and with the release of Chasing Lights" will join the already well known label.

"Chasing Lights" follows the uplifting style of trance that FSOE (Future Sound of Egypt) is known for while maintaining that hint of mystery during the beat drops. Look for this track to be featured in upcoming sets and radio shows/podcasts.  Pick up your copy on your favorite platform of choice!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Track Review: "Edge of Time" by Nifra featuring SERI

The last time the "Queen of Trance" (Nifra) teamed up with SERI, they produced a brilliant vocal trance track in "Army of Lights".  With the landscape of trance mostly dominated by men or males, it is nice to see that a female collaboration can be successful and spark another idea.

This is how we get to "Edge of Time" that will be released by Coldharbour Recordings.  The track has that "Coldharbour Sound" mixed with great drops and beats to keep you interested. Then SERI jumps in with those flawless vocals to keep you intrigued and hopeful that the track will be even more uplifting.  Great vocals with great music should not be forgotten in the current trance scene. Vocal trance is still as important as it ever was in the beginning of the genre.

Make sure to pick up your copy when it's officially released March 27th!