Sunday, May 20, 2018

Track Review: "Leaflet" by Libranine

The beauty of this blog lies in its mission to highlight talent. Thus, getting wind of a new track from OHM Music is just what the doctor ordered. This time, the blog marvels in the fresh talent from Libranine accompanied with remixes that may be related to the trance genre. With a fresh new EP, Libranine is set to take the world by storm.

"Leaflet" is a track that is more progressive in nature, which is why one of the remixes is progressive house.  It blends well with many different moods, and has let creativity in art soar through its remixes. The subjective nature in music helps propel such evolution within. Make sure you support the release of this track on June 1st!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Album Review: 'Illusion of Perfection' by Spencer Brown

For the past couple of years, a DJ/Producer by the name of Spencer Brown has been making some serious waves among the roster of Anjunabeats. The support from Above & Beyond through tracks on Group Therapy or including them on their 'Common Ground' tour stops has certainly shown a delightful relationship. Spencer Brown already has a reputation for creating great original tracks, remixes, and mashups for journey mixed sets. From experience, despite Mr. Brown's claims, this blog hopes for a "Thriller" by Michael Jackson rework that he debuted on a recent tour to be released.

'Illusion of Perfection' not only is a the perfect title for this album, but it foreshadows some themes you will experience along the way. The production of this mix-album is top notch, and if you don't listen in its entirety, you may not grasp its brilliance. From start to finish, every track builds on the previous one, which leads you on a great journey. This album proves the talent that Spencer Brown has, and this blog looks forward to more and more great progressive trance in the future!  Please support this album in any form you can!

Track List:

1. The Gardens
2. I'll Never
3. Airplane Tekno featuring Roderick Demmings Jr.
4. Arps n Crafts
5. Will I Ever Find Love
6. Nightwalk
7. J2
8. Audio featuring Liam Hathaway
9. waves.wav featuring Wilt Claybourne & Jules
10. Hippie Hill
11. Bill Graham
12. No Going Back-Spencer's Album Mix featuring ALPHA 9

Friday, May 11, 2018

Track Review: "Barra Brava" by Matt Forner

More great trance to come from the team at OHM Music is upon us trance family. Matt Forner has been featured on this blog before as a remix contributor for a track, but looking forward to his own work. Not to sound too biased or a broken record, but have you been paying attention to the quality of trance to come from this label?

"Barra Brava" immediately grabs your attention from it's back beats, beat drops, then melody. However, when the familiar "chanting" one may find at a certain sporting event kicks in, you are in for a listening treat. Many different forms of "chanting" have been used in music, more specifically trance music for awhile, but the way it is incorporated into this track is brilliant. This track has also got some remix attention from Table 18 & Hakan Ozurun. Please support this track any way you can when it is OFFICIALLY released May 18th!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Track Review: "Industry" by Arkham Knights

It has been awhile since the brother duo of Arkham Knights have been highlighted on this blog. However, it should be mentioned they have been churning out great darker trance tracks consistently for quite some time. Their remixes of other artists in the trance scene have been making a great impression. Their addition and help from the team at Coldharbour Recordings & Schulz Music Group has certainly paid off with their debut at A State of Trance (ASOT) 850 celebrations and their upcoming debut at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas 2018.

"Industry" immediately hits you with an impressive melodic layer upon the first moments of listening. The beat drops and additional darker sounds of techno kick in for an invigorating experience. Overall, the track is just as good, if not better than their previous tracks. Looking forward to more from this duo in the future. Make sure you support the official release of this track May 18th just in time for EDC!

Song Review: "You'll See" by Desensitised

As there continues to be a struggle for equality in gender and or sex qualifications, we can not avoid the fact that music falls into that category just like other industries. In a previous post on this blog, 'Women Power As Needed' was a focus to highlight incredible talent that just so happen to be women. Thanks to our friends at the Sound Hub Record label, the all women group out of the U.K. Desensitised was introduced.

"You'll See" is a interesting song that happens to fall in line with the sound and Indie Rock to hail out of the United Kingdom. The only constructive criticism about the song is the masking of vocals through many different production techniques. In an effort to sound edgy, it takes away from the song. However, lyrically, the song is well written. Regardless of the above mentioned criticism, the airplay on BBC Radio and Planet Rock shows there is a market for such talent. Please support the official release of "You'll See" on May 12th!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Track Review: "Brouhaha" by DYLHEN

Not to sound like a broken record, but the world of trance music is plugging right along. This blog has featured a track by DYLHEN released on Coldharbour Recordings before, but this track is worthy of review. "Brouhaha" has been featured many times in sets and on the Global DJ Broadcast by Markus Schulz. Not to mention countless other sets and radio shows/podcasts throughout the trance music scene.

"Brouhaha" sets a tone of uptempo vibes while layering in a great melody. The beat drops add to the entire track, and overall, the sound is in theme with the Coldharbour sound. A few nuances in the track set it apart from other like artists for a distinct sound you can identify as DYLHEN as you navigate the world of trance music. Please support this track in anyway you can, and look forward to hearing it for years to come!