Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Track Review: "I'll Be Gone" by Nicholas Gunn featuring Alina Renae (Nitrous Oxide Extended Mix)

A few months back, an ambient album by Nicholas Gunn called 'Riding The Thermals' was highlighted on this blog.  That review explained the inevitability for ambient and trance music to collide in a great way. Both carry elements of euphoria and relaxation upon listening to them. Thanks to Raz Nitzan and the team at Amsterdam Trance Records, this new mix featuring Nitrous Oxide is available.  The extended mix not only allows for rich and enticing beats per minute natural to great trance, but the mix incorporates original melodies and vocals by Alina Renae. Please support this track currently out at your earliest convenience!


Friday, March 8, 2019

Track Review: "Heartbeat" by ATB & Markus Schulz

Many months ago, both ATB & Markus Schulz shared photos and videos of them on social media collaborating in the studio. It sparked some excitement for the trance music world to enjoy as both have contributed to the scene in different ways. As the trance music scene continues to grow, it is always nice to see unity in the form of collaboration of quality music when competition via music business tends to consume the scene as a whole.

As of today (March 8, 2018) you can now support "Heartbeat" as the first release on ATB's RUHRTONE RECORDS.  The beauty of this track is how they encompassed both of their signature sounds in the track through interesting vocal to intricate melodic layers to intriguing back beats to entice you to dance. Despite recent plays on radio shows/podcasts, looking forward to hearing this track in DJ sets for years to come.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Track Review: "Mexico City" by AIKA

Every week tracks are debuted on radio shows/podcasts in electronic dance music. In a passionate scene that is trance music, you will often hear these tracks as IDs within sets for weeks or even months. Thus, when the debut happens, it is very exciting. This is one of those tracks that pretty much every radio show/podcast is featuring.

"Mexico City" by AIKA was first highlighted by Armin Van Buuren & Ruben De Ronde on A State of Trance recently, then featured on by Ferry Corsten on Corsten's Countdown as well as by Markus Schulz on Global DJ Broadcast to name a few. The infectious melody mixed with invigorating beats, makes you immediately understand why Ruben signed this track to his label STATEMENT! Recordings. As a sub-label to Armada, this track will be one of the tracks of the Summer as the entire electronic dance music world embarks on Spring/Summer festival season. Hope you support it in anyway you can!