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Warm up for Dreamstate with this set by Cold Blue [Exclusive]

Dreamstate is set to take off on November 24 — or, as trance fans call it, “Trancegiving.” Known as the mecca for the genre on this side of the pond, Dreamstate has consistently delivered a slew of cutting-edge talent across the trance spectrum. 2017 marks the gathering’s third birthday, and shows no sign of slowing down […]

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Cold Blue: A retrospective of his takeover leading to Dreamstate

 1Cold Blue: A retrospective of his takeover leading to DreamstateCold Blue‘s takeover of the trance world almost feels like it came out of nowhere. The rising German talent, born Tobias Schuh, spent years simmering below the surface, building over a decade of professional experience into a breakout that has caught global attention.Though he’d already clocked […]

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Ilan Bluestone – Another Lover (feat. Koven)

Rising Anjunabeats talent Ilan Bluestone has released the third track, “Another Lover” from his upcoming 2018 EP, Scars. The melodic trance tune features Katie Boyle from Koven‘s spellbinding, otherworldly vocals, over a fervent beat and dynamic synth worth.Bluestone has squandered none of the last 18 months, with four consecutive Beatport trance #1s — an unprecedented feat. The Anjunabeats artist has been consistently releasing […]

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MUST LISTEN: Eric Prydz debuts 4-track EP under Tonja Holma alias

Despite headline-grabbing releases and sold-out headlining appearances, Eric Prydz remains rather reclusive. It’s his deep dedication to craft that leaves the Swedish house juggernaut in the highly enviable position of appealing to both dance music’s underground purists and the main-stage masses alike.On Nov. 13, Eric Prydz debuted the first-ever EP under his Tonja Holma alias on his newly minted Pryda Presents label. The four-track […]

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Gabriel & Dresden – White Walls [EP Review]

Gabriel & Dresden have returned in a momentous way. Announcing their first album after eleven years with the release of their touching progressive trance record “With Closed Eyes,” the duo has released the next chapter in their forthcoming project in the form of Waiting For Winter/ White Walls.Waiting For Winter/ White Walls induces bittersweet euphoria across […]

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Gammer puts psytrance spin on SLANDER’s ‘Superhuman’

British DJ/producer Matt Lee, better known as Gammer, is one guy who doesn’t stick to one signature sound. One thing listeners can attest to, though, is that he drops rapid, heavy beats. Making huge strides over the past few months with an exclusive BBC Radio 1 Diplo & Friends mix as well as hit collabs with rising […]

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Above & Beyond deliver cryptically beautiful music video for new single

Above & Beyond‘s latest single, “Northern Soul,” brings together the emotional vocals of Richard Bedford with powerful, pop-infused trance sounds to create a haunting ballad of a great American city. The single marks tribute to the city of Detroit and its gallant tribute to music. Above & Beyond’s Tony McGuinness tells of their connection to […]

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Above & Beyond infuses pop into trance with latest release ‘Northern Soul’

A pulsing bassline and distinctive vocals plunge the listener into “Northern Soul,” Above & Beyond’s newest single. The trio has released a regular and extended version of the track, and “Northern Soul” trades Above & Beyond’s usual mystical trance elements and replaces them with an upbeat poppy sound. The breakdown and subsequent drop are still distinctively trance-infused, […]

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Wingtip – Cross Your Mind (Spencer Brown Mix)

Just days after releasing a new EP, Spencer Brown is back with a beautifully emotive rendition of Wingtip‘s “Cross Your Mind.”He’s given Wingtip’s end-of-August release a serene trance-like makeover, upping the BPM and nearly doubling the length of the track. Brown takes out the bold horns featured in the chorus of Wingtip’s original track to mellow […]

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Porter Robinson – Language (Ekali & QUIX Tribute)

Ekali and QUIX have put their future bass spin on a Porter Robinson classic, “Language.” The original tune, released in 2012, serves as testimony to Robinson’s ability to craft lush and sentimental music outside of the pulsating electro house fans that had gotten used to. Ekali is known for labeling his remixes of more seminal tracks as”tributes,” as he did with his rework of Flux Pavilion‘s […]

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David Gravell – On The Move

Dutch producer David Gravell is a well-respected veteran within the European trance community, acting as a capable custodian for Armin van Buuren‘s A State Of Trance for more than half a decade now.“On The Move” is a solid trance track that features subtle hints of big room influence, much like most other modern trance music in […]

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and […]

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Above & Beyond announces upcoming ‘Common Ground’ album & NA tour

While at their sold-out global trance gathering, ABGT 250, the larger-than-life trio Above & Beyond news of an upcoming tour hitting Los Angeles and New York City.Fans will be pleased to know that, following today’s first phase roll out of the “Common Ground” tour, that Jono, Tony, and Paavo will be spending their entire winter and spring traveling across […]

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Armin van Buuren embarks on a 14 hour ASOT mission in honor of ADE [LIVE STREAM]

 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is officially underway, with thousands of artists and fans filling up the city in celebration of their beloved music. Virtually every single genre under the sun in covered in this all-encompassing celebration, which began on October 18 and will continue into the 22.Armin van Buuren is in a particularly good position […]

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Gabriel & Dresden – This Love Kills Me (Above & Beyond Respray)

One of the more hotly-anticipated unreleased tracks to come out of Above & Beyond‘s ABGT 250 event, held this past month at The Gorge, is the trio’s edit of Gabriel & Dresden‘s progressive trance anthem “This Love Kills Me.” Out now on Anjunabeats, the Sub Teal-assisted ballad arrives as A&B’s second “respray” of a Gabriel & Dresden track.Above & Beyond’s […]

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Alpha 9 – Blossom

Russian born DJ/producer Arty is here with a brand new tune made of solid progressive trance gold under his Alpha 9 moniker. “Blossom” brings a taste of light and love to a world amidst chaotic times. As the song begins, listeners are greeted by ethereal female vocals that perfectly accent the tunes bouncy percussive elements. It then builds […]

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Aly & Fila team up with Ferry Tale for “Concorde”

Trance music producer duo Aly & Fila might not be household names in North America, but the Egyptians boast an impressive production repertoire (which includes an Essential Mix) and are nothing short of legends in their sub-genre of electronic music. The two also have their own label, FSOE Recordings, which, much like Aly & Fila […]

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MUST LISTEN: Eric Prydz’ hypnotizing psytrance number ‘Stay With Me’ is officially here

Eric Prydz’ mesmerizing psytrance ID from his Tomorrowland set has finally arrived. Just this morning on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy Radio, the trio premiered Prydz’ trance alter ego Pryda track, titled “Stay With Me.” While this is the same awe-inspiring number that’s left fans in amazement since its Tomorrowland playout earlier this season, the track’s now been joined […]

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Andrew Rayel – Mass Effect

Andrew Rayel has released his debut progressive, high energy trance original called “Mass Effect” on his brand new inHarmony record label. “Mass Effect” is a paramount in Rayel’s trance sound. With the release of his Moments album and Find Your Harmony radio show picking up momentum, Rayel is poised to continue making waves in the electronic scene.The track […]

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Armin van Buuren throws back the clock with ‘A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 12’

Armin van Buuren has recently began embracing styles outside his usual sonic arena, however, the veteran can still show off why he once held the revered title of “The King Of Trance.”Through A State Of Trance, his highly-successful and brand radio show which has never dimmed from the international spotlight, he digs through his archives each […]

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