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!