Sunday, July 29, 2018

Track Review: "Into the Fire" by Arkham Knights

As the trance world embarks on the annual Coldharbour Recordings Day (July 30, 2018), it is time to review the latest track from Arkham Knights. These brothers have been featured and highlighted many times before on this blog, but as their career and recognition continues to rise throughout the trance scene, it is important to note that their talent keeps growing. Every track they have released has been better than the previous.

"Into the Fire" not only incorporates their signature sound of elements of techno with huge melodic layers that should keep not only those new to trance, but seasoned veterans hooked. Not to mention, but the beat drops that make it trance just add to the overall effect.  Assuming you have not read every post on this blog as well as those featuring Arkham Knights before, it should be noted their sound just aligns so well with the overall sound of Coldharbour as well as the vision from boss Markus Schulz. Please support the OFFICIAL release on August 3rd either by buying the track and/or streaming!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Track Review: "Valley of Time" by MBX

The popularity and overall excitement for the trance scene keeps this blog on its toes. Thus, another track from the OHM Music factory deserves to be highlighted. MBX has been highlighted before, and just like his previous work, this track will be featured in sets and playlists for time to come.

"Valley of Time" adds to the overall sound of the label with fundamental trance. The track has great melodic layers mixed in with beat drops that will get your body moving. As evident from the other highlighted tracks from the label, the quality is at a very high level. Looking forward to the official release of this track on July 20th! Please make sure to support it via buying and/or streaming!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Compilation Review: 'In Search of Sunrise' 14 Mixed by Markus Schulz, Gabriel & Dresden, & Andy Moor

Back in the day, you know over 20 years ago, DJ Tiesto began mixing a compilation called 'In Search of Sunrise'. This compilation went on to not only define dance music for years to come, but to birth what is now known as trance music. Back then, there weren't these sub-genre distinctions, but rather a love for electronic music as a whole. This series of compilations also helped define Blackhole Recordings, which is now the umbrella that oversees a lot of labels in trance and beyond.

Despite its success, 'In Search of Sunrise' disappeared for many years with many wondering if it was ever going to return. Well, that question has been answered with the latest version release.  Markus Schulz, Gabriel & Dresden, & Andy Moor were approached to mix a delectable selection of latest and nostalgia within trance music.  With the Summer in full swing, it only made sense to bring back this beloved compilation.  It is highly recommended that on first listen, you listen all the way through to enhance your senses. You will immediately be transformed to an oasis, and feel as you were on a beach at sunrise. Whether you buy or stream, please thank all involved for bringing back such a great series!